Did you get to see Stonerider on the Airbourne, Endeverafter Tour earlier this year?
If not, the band has a bunch of dates coming in the midwest and east in July through September.
Check em out!
The video below is from the Lexington, KY show earlier this year.
July, 25 2008 08:00 PM – The Hard Rock (Velvet Underground), Atlanta, Georgia
August, 14 2008 08:00 PM – 5 points Pub w/ LESLIE, Columbia, South Carolina
August, 15 2008 08:00 PM – The Jinx w/ LESLIE, Savannah, Georgia
August, 16 2008 08:00 PM – Gottrocks w/ LESLIE, Greenville, South Carolina
August, 20 2008 08:00 PM – Smith’s Olde Bar w/ LESLIE, Atlanta, Georgia
August, 22 2008 08:00 PM – The Depot w/ LESLIE, Covington, Georgia
August, 23 2008 08:00 PM – Limelight, Nashville, Tennessee
August, 24 2008 08:00 PM – Alrosa Villa, Columbus, Ohio
August, 25 2008 08:00 PM – Peabodys/Pirates Cove, Cleveland, Ohio
August, 27 2008 08:00 PM – The Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August, 28 2008 08:00 PM – Beat Kitchen (17+), Chicago, Illinois
August, 29 2008 08:00 PM – The Machine Shop, Flint, Michigan
August, 30 2008 08:00 PM – The Cove, Geneva, Ohio
August, 31 2008 08:00 PM – Club Infinity, Buffalo, New York
September, 1 2008 08:00 PM – Northern Lights, Albany, New York
September, 3 2008 08:00 PM – Sullivan Hall, NYC, New York
September, 4 2008 08:00 PM – Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, Pennsylvania
September, 5 2008 08:00 PM – Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
EXTREME will hit the road next week to kick off their “Take Us Alive” Summer tour – their first tour in over a decade! The tour is in support of the band’s new album studio album, Saudades de Rock which is in stores on August 12th.
Click on the album cover for Saudades de Rock to check out the new single, “Star”!
Be sure to check out Extreme playing live this summer at the dates below.
EXTREME TAKE US ALIVE SUMMER TOUR DATES
Jul 11 2008 – Rocklahoma Pryor, OK
Jul 29 2008 – The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 31 2008 – Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Aug 1 2008 – Brookhaven Amphitheater Farmingville, NY
Aug 2 2008 – Rams Head Baltimore, MD
Aug 4 2008 – Irving Plaza NY, NY
Aug 5 2008 – Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Aug 6 2008 – House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 8 2008 – Emerald Theater Detroit, MI
Aug 9 2008 – House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 10 2008 – Union Center Blvd Bash Cincinnati, OH
Aug 12 2008 – Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Aug 13 2008 – Center Stage Atlanta, GA
Aug 15 2008 – House of Blues Orlando, FL
Aug 16 2008 – Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug 18 2008 – House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Aug 19 2008 – Meridian Houston, TX
Aug 20 2008 – House of Blues Dallas, TX
Aug 22 2008 – The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Aug 23 2008 – House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Aug 25 2008 – Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Aug 26 2008 – House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
The reactivated LYNCH MOB — featuring guitarist George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist Oni Logan alongside legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) and bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) — has lined up the following dates:
Jul. 12 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Jul. 20 – Chicago, IL @ [Private Event]
Jul. 31 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
Aug. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space at The Hard Rock Casino
Aug. 02 – Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
Aug. 16 – Denver, CO @ Hawgfest
Aug. 29 – Houston, TX @ Rock the Bayou Festival
LYNCH MOB‘s U.S. tour with CINDERELLA, WARRANT and LYNAM was recently cancelled after CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer‘s left vocal cord hemorrhaged during rehearsal, thereby making it impossible for him to sing in the immediate future.
Florida Hard-Rockers, Soulidium have just announced that Alter Bridge and Nonpoint will be joining their tour with Sevendust for a run of dates starting 7/29 in Providence, RI. Supporting their debut album, Children of Chaos, Soulidium have already garnered raves from the Horror community for their video for “The Light” which was also included on the Saw IV soundtrack.
The video can be seen here!
Jun 24 Sevendust, Soulidium, & Neverset @ Cains Ballroom – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jun 26 Soulidium, All Kills Aside & TBA @ Ouland Ballroom – Springfield, Missouri
Jul 29 Sevendust, Alter Bridge & Soulidium @ Lupos – Providence, Rhode Island
Jul 30 Sevendust, Alter Bridge & Soulidium @ Webster Theater – Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 31 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ Rams Head – Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 1 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ T.L.A. – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 2 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ Bogarts – Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 4 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ The Swamp – Walton Beach, Florida
Aug 5 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ House of Blues – Orlando, Florida
Aug 6 Sevendust, Alter Bridge & Soulidium @ Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 8 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ House of Blues – New Orleans, Louisiana
CHAVIS RECORDS along with NADY WIRELESS is happy to announce that THE DOGS DIVINE has received a full endorsement from NADY. THE DOGS DIVINE joins NADY’s impressive and extensive roster with artists such as Slash, Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Steve Vai, and Eric Sardinas.
THE DOGS DIVINE debut release WAY OF LIFE is now available on CHAVIS RECORDS. WAY OF LIFE contains 10 electrifying tracks of in your face hard rock produced by Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff) and Paul Crosby (Saliva). WAY OF LIFE will be exclusively available at iTunes on June 28th and hits stores mid July. Purchase Now
Track Listing: Way Of Life, Ugly, Are You Ready, Heroes, Rest Of Our Days, Light It Up, My Old Friends
Welcome To The Show, Too Good To Be True, Too Far Gone
THE DOGS DIVINE are currently on tour in support of WAY OF LIFE. Checkout tour dates here.
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the July 1 release of Night Ranger’s HOLE IN THE SUN, notably that it marks the band’s first studio album in a decade and commemorates the pioneering hard rock outfit’s 25th anniversary as a band. The best reason, as has been the case throughout Night Ranger’s heralded career, is to celebrate the music itself.
“People will hear this record and recognize our dual blazing guitars and vocals, and big choruses and melodic verses, because that’s definitely how you can describe this album,” explains singer/bassist Jack Blades of the self-produced new release, the band’s eighth studio album, and first for VH1 Classic Records. “It’s new Night Ranger, but in a lot of ways it’s classic Night Ranger.”
Guitars grind and swirl through the unrelenting opener “Tell Your Vision,” delivering a progressively-fueled crush that sets the tone for the eleven new tracks that follow, from Keagy’s Jim Morrison-like soft parade of vocals atop the blinding guitars of “Drama Queen” and the blitzing melodic charge of “You’re Gonna Hear From Me,” through the enduring depths of the piano-driven power ballad “There is Life,” and back again. HOLE IN THE SUN rings with the vibrancy of vintage Night Ranger, yet echoes with a modern relevance that endures throughout the album.
“We wanted to sound new, but still keep our roots,” says Keagy of the new release. “We grew up in the ‘70s, when pop music was really starting to thrive. Sometimes it drove you crazy because the songs were so poppy that you couldn’t get them out of your head, but they were still amazing songs. We wanted to portray some of that on this album.”
While there is definitely a pop glisten to HOLE IN THE SUN, there’s also a heavy dynamic that plants the band firmly in the millennium. “Brad brought in a lot of great ideas, some more modern-sounding things, but we were still able to keep that melodic sense in the songs. We wanted a lot of songs like ‘Drama Queen,’ great, gritty songs that reestablish our roots in hard rock,” continues Keagy.
Night Ranger—original members bassist/vocalist Jack Blades, drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy and guitarist Brad Gillis along with guitarist Joel Hoekstra and keyboardist Christian Cullen—will be on the road throughout 2008, including a stop in Pryor, OK on Friday, July 11 to perform as part of Rocklahoma. They’ll also be doing various shows with Styx & Boston, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Cinderella & Warrant.
The band has been touring all over the world the past few months, including a stop at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to perform for the men and women stationed there. For Night Ranger, it was a life changing experience.
As Keagy described, “There could not have been a more proud moment in my career then when we stepped foot on Guantanamo Bay to play for the troops there. We all had mixed emotions about going and we didn’t really know what they do there. Well we certainly found out, but the world should know that the people that are being held should be there because they are (I believe) the most dangerous people on this Earth. We heard the facts in a briefing given by one of the highest ranking officers on the base. It was amazing! To the men and women that work so very hard to keep us safe from the kinds of things that happened on 911, I salute you.”
“Going to Guantanamo Bay Cuba to play for the troops is right up there as one of the wildest things Night Ranger has ever done,” Blades continues. “We’ve been all over the world, but never have we sung “You Can Still Rock In America” in a Communist country with armed Cubans watching us in guard towers just a few clicks away. Everyone was so appreciative of us being there, and seeing them rock out was the greatest. We were given a tour of the detention facilities, got the REAL story first-hand and went face-to-face with the detainees (nice stare-down moment that I shall not soon forget). Saw it all and it made us even more appreciative for what our soldiers, sailors, marines and airman are doing to keep us safe. They’re doing their part, so we’ll keep doing our part. Rock in America baby!”
Says Gillis of the band’s current tour plans: “We started with our classic backline with the American flag and the Night Ranger logo, and then we built it all up from there – bigger lights, bigger sound, bigger everything! We’ve got the ramps, the vintage t-shirts, the old-school Night Ranger antics, and it’s going to be nothing but fun.”
Night Ranger has left an indelible mark on the music world thanks to a number of best-selling albums—starting with their 1982 DAWN PATROL debut–that sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. The band’s popularity has been fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street,” “Goodbye” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” Harnessing the frenetic drive of heavy metal to hook-laden rock songs, throwing in a stunning twin lead guitar team, and melodious, radio-friendly power ballads, Night Ranger inspired new descriptive phrases such as “melodic metal” and “metal power pop.”
“Music is constantly evolving and changing, and people need to keep evolving in life, spirit, soul and everything, or you might as well pack it in,” notes Blades. “That’s why I’m so proud of Night Ranger, and that’s why we will continue to evolve. With this new album, we’re just going to roll with it, have a blast doing it, and keep playing as long as it’s fun, and as long as people want to come out and hear us play. There are still a lot of people out there that want to get up and sing, ‘motorin’…’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,’ ‘You Can Still Rock in America,’ the list goes on and on…”
Click here to check out the new single, You’re Gonna Hear From Me. You can see Night Ranger Live at one of the dates listed below!
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 6/14 San Juan, PR Anfiteatro Tito Puente
Thu 6/19 Oshkosh, WI Waterfest Concert Series
Fri 6/20 Brookville, IN Bicentennial Celebration
Sat 6/21 Sioux City, IA The Awesome Biker Rally
Sun 6/22 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Styx/Boston)
Sat 6/28 Cheyenne, WY William H. Brimmer Amphitheatre
Wed 7/2 Arlington Heights, IL Frontier Days Festival
Thu 7/3 Hays, KS Frontier Park
Fri 7/4 Glenview, IL Great Lakes Naval Base
Sat 7/5 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion at Lincoln Park
Sun 7/6 San Jose, CA Discovery Meadow Park
Fri 7/11 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Sat 7/12 Grapevine, TX Glass Cactus at Gaylord Texan
Sat 7/19 Fort Smith, AR Harry E. Kelly Park
Fri 7/25 St. Clair, MI Palmer Park
Sat 7/26 Maquoketa, IA Jackson County Fair Iowa
Sun 7/27 Lake Ozark, MO Horny Toad Entertainment Complex
Sat 8/2 Rifle, CO Garfield County Fair
Sat 8/9 Windsor, ONT. Lakeshore Soccer Park
Sun 8/10 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair/Grandstand (Cinderella/Warrant)
Sun 8/17 St. Joseph, MO Trails West Festival
Sat 8/23 Tower, MN Fortune Bay Casino
Sat 8/30 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Sun 8/31 Sparks, NV John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Parkin
Sun 9/28 Jackpot, NV Cactus Petes Casino/Ameristar Amp (Foreigner)
Wed 10/1 Tulsa, OK Tulsa State Fair
Only 3 dates so far, but more could be on the way……..
US TOUR DATES
“This tour just keeps getting bigger and the band has never been better! Until we sort out the next leg, we don’t want to stop, so we’re doing a few US shows for our enjoyment, as much as the fans. We are having the time of our lives on the Alive 35 tour and over half a million KISS fans obviously share the feeling! Why stop?”
August 4 – Sturgis, South Dakota
August 30 – Lake Tahoe, Nevada
August 31 – Kelseyville, California
STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA
WORLDWIDE SOLD-OUT 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO HEADLINE STURGIS ROCK’N THE RALLY LINEUP AT 68th ANNUAL STURGIS BIKE WEEK!
In what is destined to become “the night that rocked Sturgis,” legendary superstars KISS will perform at Glencoe Nation’s Rock’n the Rally on August 4th. Recognized as one of the biggest and best bike rallies in the world, Sturgis Bike Week celebrates its 68th year this August 4-10, 2008. With capacity of 100,000, Glencoe Amphitheater is the largest outdoor music venue in the nation.
Tickets to the KISS performance on Aug. 4 in Sturgis, S.D. are available at http://www.startickets.com or 1-800-345-9213. Glencoe camping information and additional lineup announcements may be found at Rock’n the Rally’s website: http://www.rockntherally.com .
Harveys Lake Tahoe and Another Planet Entertainment are pleased to present legendary rockers KISS, at the Harveys Outdoor Arena.
Best known for their outrageous live performances, wild costumes and theatrical stage antics, KISS has also produced a long list of hits over a career spanning more than 30 years. Their 1975 release Alive! turned the band into super-stars with the world-wide hit, “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2008
Venue: Harveys Outdoor Arena
Online Reservations: Tickets on-sale Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. (PDT)
Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa on Beautiful Clear Lake…proudly presents…KISS!!!
X.S. Labor Day Weekend Grand Finale – Sunday, August 31st…Outdoors, Under the Stars… “Takin’ it to the Streets” Motorcycle Road Rally and Poker Run around Clear Lake, followed by a full concert by the legendary KISS! Fireworks after the Show!
Tickets on sale to the General Public Sunday, May 25th at 9am. KISS ARMY members will have access to an exclusive ticket presale this Wednesday on KISSONLINE (details Tuesday).
Call 800-660-LAKE direct to Konocti Harbor for Tickets & Room Reservations or get tickets at any tickets.com locations, or on line at www.tickets.com .
Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa
8727 Soda Bay Road
Kelseyville, California 95451
For more information on the Resort, visit their website at http://www.konoctiharbor.com/ .
Do you like your Rock music to have crunchy guitar riffs soaring vocals and melodic songs that actually make you feel good?……well now you have the chance to see and hear all those things wrapped up together when new British music sensation The Jakals come to town and perform!
The Four piece from Brighton England are Chay Brewer, Lucas Cook, Jose Pinto and drummer Tom Strange and are here in the US on tour as well as the only UK band invited to play the Rocklahoma music festival at Pryor Oklahoma 10th – 13th July 2008.
The Jakals unique sound is a subtle blend of styles. A bit of The Rolling Stones, a hint of Guns and Roses along with shades of Free and Aerosmith, mixed up in a cauldron of driving blues riffs that make it seem somehow familiar as well as exciting original and fresh……… It’s got everything, passion, emotion, excitement and fun.
The Band have been together for just over four years and recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London at a special showcase to play amongst others their charity song “Farewell” written in conjunction with The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to highlight the dangers of world wide climate change.
All proceeds from the single are going to special projects within the WWF relating to environmental concerns and the band are naturally proud of this historic association and the good causes they are influencing.
The Jakals Tour Dates:
27 June The Lager House Detroit USA
28 June Planet Rock Battle Creek Michigan USA
29 June Zanies Too Indianapolis USA
1 July The Rudyard Kipling Louisville Kentucky USA
2 July Howlers Coyote Cafe Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
3 July 3rd And Lindsley Nashville, Tennessee USA
4 July TBC Memphis, Tennessee USA
5 July Neils Memphis Tennesse USA
7 July TBC Little Rock Arkansas USA
8 July TBC Tulsa Oklahoma USA
12 July Rocklahoma USA Pryor Oklahoma USA
15 July Dirty Jacks Cincinnati Ohio USA
JETBOY, and ROCKARMA are the lastest acts confirmed for the South Texas Rock Fest, which runs from July 11th – 13th at the Javelina Harley Davidson Festival Grounds in Boerne, TX. They will join Britny Fox, Hellstar and Snakeskin Prison on the second stage.
The running order for the Main Stage is as follows:
Friday, July 11
QUEENSRYCHE – 10:00 PM
DOKKEN – 8:30 PM
SKID ROW – 7:00 PM
BULLET BOYS – 5:30 PM
PRETTY BOY FLOYD – 4:30 PM
HOUSE OF LORDS – 3:15 PM
AXE – 2:15
Saturday, July 12
TESLA – 10:00 PM
Y&T – 8:30 PM
STEPHEN PEARCY OF RATT – 7:00 PM
UFO – 5:30 PM
FASTER PUSSYCAT – 4:15 PM
L.A. GUNS – 3:10 PM
BANG TANGO – 2:05 PM
ZERO HOUR – 1:00 PM
MAD MARGRITT – 11:55 AM
Sunday, July 13
JACKYL – 8:30 PM
FIREHOUSE – 7:00 PM
HELIX – 5:30 PM
THE GODZ – 4:00 PM
OZZ KNOZZ – 2:30 PM
JOKESTER – 1:15 PM
Colorado power rock trio Rose Hill Drive is gearing up for a jaunt this June in anticipation of upcoming the band’s upcoming Megaforce release, Moon Is The New Earth. After playing a string of opening slots for The Who, as well as festivals including Austin City Limits, Seattle’s Bumbershoot and London’s Hyde Park Calling in 2007, Rose Hill Drive will co-headline with The Whigs this June before making an appearance at Colorado’s Mile High Festival in July.
The tour gets underway at the Bricktown Ballroom in Oklahoma City (June 11) and wraps with Rose Hill Drive’s homecoming CD release party at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. (June 24).
Rose Hill Drive and The Whigs will make stops at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Ark. (June 12),
Crush Lounge in Tulsa, Okla. (June 13)
The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kan. (June 14)
The Picador in Iowa City, Iowa (June 15)
Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wis. (June 17)
Milwaukee’s Rave Eagles Club (June 18)
The Magic Bag in Ferndale, Mich. (June 19)
Martyrs’ in Chicago (June 20)
Art Bar in Columbia, S.C. (June 21)
Rose Hill Drive will also play the Mile High Festival in Commerce City, Colo. (July 20).
Ticket info can be found at rosehilldrive.com.
Lead singer/bassist Jake Sproul called Moon, due June 24, the “most authentic signature of anything we have created so far. … These songs are mementos of our memories experiencing life as musical gypsies, and were born on the road in sweat and blood and the search for deeper love while constantly moving.”
Knoxville, TN hard-rockers, 10 Years just released their new album, Division in stores and on all online outlets this week. The Rick Parashar (Alice In Chains, Unwritten Law) produced effort features the first single “Beautiful” which can be seen below. The band will be part of the Projekt Revolution tour which also includes Linkin Park, Chris Cornell and Atreyu among others. The package tour kicks off in July.
16 – Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
18 – Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion
19 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
20 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
22 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
25 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
27 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
30 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
2 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
3 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 – Englewood, CO – Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler’s Green
15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
16 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
17 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
19 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
23 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
24 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Check out the “Beautiful” video here:
EXTREME will make their much-anticipated return to the stage this summer in support of Saudades de Rock (pronounced “sow-dodge”), their first studio album in 13 years. The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band’s 2008 Take Us Alive world tour gets underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – will be supported by KING’S X on all North American dates. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will offer additional support dates.
Information on the groundbreaking new album Saudades de Rock— which was produced by Bettencourt at L.A.’s NRG studios and is planned for release to coincide with the tour–is forthcoming. Fans can expect the same unwavering songcraft and diverse musical approach that made Extreme legendary. Simply put, Extreme’s fifth studio offering – which boasts the infectious roar of ‘Star’, the groove-laden swagger of ‘King’, a raw funk rock anthem called ‘Learn To Love’, and the expressive ballad ‘Ghost’ – just may be its finest hour yet.
As excited as the members of Extreme are by their latest musical accomplishment, they can’t wait to take it to the stage.
“As much as we enjoy recording, for me, I’ve always loved playing live for the fans,” Cherone says. “We can’t wait to get out there and play this music.”
“We wanted to record as much of the new album as possible live in the studio,” Bettencourt adds. “And because of it, these songs will translate easily to the stage. We’re really looking forward to getting out on tour, putting on a show. That’s really where the band shines.”
“We always knew Extreme was special,” the guitarist says of the completion of Extreme’s long-awaited fifth album. “We always knew it was a matter of time.”
The Grammy-nominated Extreme have released four studio albums to date, plus a greatest hits set. Selling over 10 million records worldwide on the strength of multiple world tours, the group achieved a 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1991 with ‘More Than Words‘. Culled from their 1990 multi-platinum album, Extreme II: Pornograffitti, the disc also produced the Top 5 hit ‘Hole Hearted’.
Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, they overshadowed the band’s trademark sound: a mix of hard rock funk in the spirit and style of their predecessors in LED ZEPPELIN, AEROSMITH, QUEEN and VAN HALEN. Fueled by Bettencourt’s signature guitar flights and Cherone’s resonant vocals, the band’s socially conscious lyrics set them apart from their peers. In 1992, the band was asked by Queen’s Brian May to perform at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert. As the world watched, the band earned considerable credibility within and beyond the hard rock fraternity.
Extreme’s tour schedule has been updated and is now as follows:
11 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
29 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
31 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
1 – Long Island NY – Brookhaven
2 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
4 – New York City, NY – Fillmore at Irving Plaza
5 – Lancaster PA – Chameleon Club
6 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s (NEW DATE)
9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10 – Cincinnati, OH – Union Center Blvd Bash (NEW DATE)
12 – Charlotte, NC – venue tba (NEW DATE)
13 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
15 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues (NEW DATE)
16 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (NEW DATE)
18 – New Orleans LO – HOB
19 – Houston TX – Meridian
20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
22 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
23 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
25 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
26 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Frontman, Wednesday said: ” I’ve seen this stuff before on television and I’ve been a sceptic about this forever. I want to see now if I will eat my own words. I’m really excited and looking forward to the attempt of having the begezzus scared out of me!”
12th May 2008 WOLVERHAMPTON, WULFRUN HALL
13th May 2008 NORWICH, WATERFRONT
14th May 2008 LEICESTER, THE CHARLOTTE
15th May 2008 CARDIFF, UNIVERSITY
16th May 2008 EXETER, PHOENIX
17th May 2008 LEEDS, COCKPIT
18th May 2008 SHEFFIELD, CORPORATION
19th May 2008 ABERDEEN, MOSHULU
20th May 2008 GLASGOW, GARAGE
21st May 2008 OXFORD , ACADEMY
1st June 2008 LONDON, LA 2
THE FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
DATES AND ON-SALE INFORMATION
ON SALE NOW!!!!!
TOUR TO KICK OFF JULY 9 IN SEATTLE
Organizers of the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival have
announced dates, venues and on-sale information for the highly anticipated all-star thunderfest.
Multi-platinum rock acts SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED will lead the much-buzzed-about ampshattering road show, which will feature hard music’s most influential bands and its new wave of heavy-hitting acts. The tour is set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle and will hit Live Nation Amphitheaters in 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between July 9 and August 19, 2008.
Fans can purchase tickets beginning April 4 at 10AM local venue time via the Official Mayhem Fan Community at http://mayhemfest.tickets.musictoday.com. Pre-sale orders also allow
fans to hear tracks from Mayhem bands, receive early entry venue passes, purchase a discounted subscription to Revolver magazine and receive a Mayhem t-shirt. In addition, preorders enroll fans into a contest offering one grand prize winner an electric guitar and two meet & greet passes to get the six-string signed.
Fans that pre-register to be a part of the Mayhem Fan Community before April 4 can purchase tickets upon immediate availability. And by pre-registering, they’ll also be entered into a contest to win a merch pack featuring CDs from every band on the tour.
Tickets go on sale nationally beginning April 19. You can get more information at www.Mayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com.
In addition to Slipknot and Disturbed, the main stage features DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON, as well as a JÄGERMEISTER second stage with MACHINE HEAD, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER
DEATH PUNCH, WALLS OF JERICHO and the JÄGERMEISTER Battle of The Bands Winner.
There will also be a HOT TOPIC STAGE featuring UNDEROATH, BLACK TIDE, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE RED CHORD and 36 CRAZYFISTS.
The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team THE METAL MULISHA is also confirmed to perform on all dates.
MAYHEM is kicking the Recession’s ASS!
In an effort to keep more money in your pockets, Mayhem is keeping the ticket prices low, with tickets ranging from just $19.99 to a maximum $49.50 (plus tax and parking) — for 15 bands and 8 hours of music, madness and MAYHEM!
*Please note: top ticket prices are $49.50 + $6.50 for parking, plus sales tax or ticketing fee (ticketmaster or musictoday).
* Machine Head
* Five Finger Death Punch
* Walls of Jericho
* Jagermeister Battle of the Bands Winner
Hot Topic Stage
* Black Tide
* Suicide Silence
* The Red Chord
* 36 Crazyfists
Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour dates and locations
* 07/09 Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre
* 07/11 Marysville, CA at Sleep Train Amphitheatre
* 07/12 Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
* 07/13 Devore, CA at Glen Helen Pavilion
* 07/15 Fresno, CA at Save Mart Center
* 07/16 Chula Vista, CA at Coors Amphitheatre
* 07/18 Phoenix, AZ at Cricket Wireless Pavilion
* 07/19 Albuquerque, NM at Journal Pavilion
* 07/20 Englewood, CO at Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler’s Green
* 07/22 Bonner Springs, KS at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
* 07/23 Maryland Heights, MO at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
* 07/25 Dallas, TX at SuperPages.com Center
* 07/26 Selma, TX at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
* 07/27 Houston, TX at Sam Houston Race Park
* 07/29 Tampa, FL at Ford Amphitheatre
* 07/30 West Palm Beach, FL at Cruzan Amphitheater
* 08/01 Virginia Beach, VA at Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
* 08/02 Burgettstown, PA at Post-Gazette Pavilion
* 08/03 Scranton, PA at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
* 08/05 Mansfield, MA at Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
* 08/06 Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum
* 08/08 Toronto, ON at Downsview Park
* 08/09 Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
* 08/10 Tinley Park, IL at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
* 08/12 Atlanta, GA at Lakewood Amphitheatre
* 08/13 Noblesville, IN at Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
* 08/15 Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
* 08/16 Hartford, CT at New England Dodge Music Center
* 08/17 Bristow, VA at Nissan Pavilion
* 08/19 Darien Lake, NY at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sponsors for the 2008 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include Title Sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and JAGERMEISTER, HOT TOPIC, X BOX, IBANEZ GUITARS, TAMA DRUMS, I LOVE VAGINA, METAL BLADE RECORDS, PETA, ROADRUNNER RECORDS, THE END TIMES, DiNGSTORE.com and THE IY. Media Partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE, HOLLYWOOD
MUSIC, KNAC.COM and METAL INJECTION.
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival brings together the creative team that has founded many music tours including the highly successful Vans Warped Tour and the Worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour. Kevin Lyman, John Reese and CAA’s Darryl Eaton have partnered again, this time with Live Nation, to bring fans the next great music festival juggernaut, which will be
MAYHEM! Following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience the tour organizers have joined forces again with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the Title sponsor.
Live Nation is promoting the festival nationally.
In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that will add to the festival experience.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing great surprises for attendees and will also present the VIP/Contest winner area designated THE ROCKSTAR LOUNGE and the festival area PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR TENT where fans can sample ice cold Rockstar and get autographs from their favorite bands.
“This festival will be our marquee music presentation for years to come,” says Rockstar Energy Drink Marketing Director Mike Kelso. “We at Rockstar are excited to team up with our partners from Rockstar Taste of Chaos to launch an all-out summer tour that will blow you away!”
Fans can go to http://www.mayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.
CINDERELLA, WARRANT, LYNCH MOB – North American Tour Dates
2 – Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena
3 – Alpine, CA – Viejas
4 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson/ Greek/ Blockbuster
5 – Henderson, NV – Sunset Station Casino (Cinderella only)
9 – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
10 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
11 – Amarillo, TX – Azteca Music Hall
12 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
14 – Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum
15 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens /Sunset
16 – Dallas, TX – Nokia / HOB
17 – Houston, TX – Verizon Amphitheater
18 – Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
24 – Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB
25 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Forum
26 – West Palm Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Ampitheater
27 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
29 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
30 – W Detroit, MI – DTE
1 – Clearfield, PA – Clearfield County Fair
2 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
3 – Niagra Falls, NY – Uncasville Seneca Niagra
5 – Atlantic City, NJ – HOB
6 – Reading, PA – Sovreign Center
8 – Lacrosse, WI – Military Base
9 – Oshkosh, WI – Leach Amphitheater
10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair
16 – Winter Park, CO – Hawgfest
17 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
Four hard rocking bands took the stage Tuesday night at Lexington, Kentucky’s, Club A1A.
Uncle Aleister’s Rock ‘N Roll Revival was the first act to take the stage. I didn’t know much about this band, but I expected this to be a cover band. Much to my surprise, and to my liking, the band played all original material. The ages were obviously quite varied in this 4 piece band, but did a pretty good job warming up the small crowd that arrived at the club early.
Atlanta, Georgia’s Stonerider was up next. I recently reviewed this band’s CD, Three Legs of Trouble (Review can be found in the TOP 10, on the HRH Sidebar), and was pretty familiar with their music. I have been spinning this disc a lot as of late, and have really been enjoying their music. I haven’t heard any feedback about the band, so I was not sure what to expect by their live show.
Their set included the tunes, Rush Hour, Baby, Back From the Dead, Bad Lovin Never Felt So Good, Juice Man, and Wild Child. They were pretty good live, although their set was a little too short in my opinion. I would like to catch these guys playing live again.
Bad Loving Never Felt So Good
Endeverafter took the stage around 10 P.M. I was anxious to see this band. I was already quite familiar with the playing of Endeverafter’s Michael Grant. I have heard nothing but good things about these guys from the people who were lucky enough to catch them on the 2006 Poison and Cinderella Tour.
The band played quite a few songs off of their new CD, Kiss or Kill, including, Tip of My Tongue, All Night, Road to Destruction, Next Best Thing, Baby Baby Baby, and I Wanna Be Your Man.
I had high expectations for Endeverafter, and they exceeded them. They were very good live. With a bunch of good songs at their disposal, Endeverafter could really take off, if radio will give them a chance and play a couple of their songs.
I honestly thought Endeverafter was going to be hard act to follow, as good as they played. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Tip of My Tongue
I Wanna Be Your Man and Baby, Baby, Baby
Airbourne took the stage around 11 P.M. or so. They were introduced by WKQQ’s Dead Air Dennis and Monkey Boy. Monkey Boy had a small jab at Airbourne comparing them to AC/DC. I guess this was his attempt to be funny. Nonetheless, say what you will about this Airbourne’s obvious influences, they rock as hard as the bands that inspired them.
I have seen hundreds of live shows, and I don’t recall very many shows, where a band put on a more energetic show than the one Airbourne did Tuesday night. 48 hours later, and I am still blown away by the live show that I saw.
Joel O’Keeffe is an amazing front man. He knows how to get the crowd fired up, and does a good job keeping them there. Bassist Justin Street is going to need a neck brace from his constant head banging, hair spinning bass licks. David Roads does a pretty good job keeping up with Joel O’Keeffe note for note. They way these guys run around stage during a set, they must be exhausted from all of the energy they put out. Airbourne’s set included the songs, Stand Up For Rock N’ Roll, Diamond In The Rough, What’s Eatin You, Cheap Wine, Blackjack, Girls in Black, Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast, Runnin’ Wild and Hellfire.
On a negative note, this was a low dough show. For a mere $10.00, you got to see four great bands, and at maximum their was only 100 people in attendance. Lexington, KY is a big college town (UK), so I would expect that a great rock show would like this would attract more people. This club should have been packed. Sadly, it was not.
Airbourne has just recently announced a ton of new dates across the United States. Check below for the latest Tour Dates! DO NOT MISS AIRBOURNE if they come to your town.
Stand Up For Rock N Roll
Diamond in the Rough
Girls in Black
Airbourne Tour Dates
Fri 04/11/08 Madison, WI The Annex
Sat 04/12/08 Maplewood, MN The Rock
Mon 04/14/08 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
Wed 04/16/08 Calgary, AB The Warehouse
Thu 04/17/08 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Sat 04/19/08 Vancouver, BC The Plaza Club
Sun 04/20/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Mon 04/21/08 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
appearing with Seether / Chevelle
Fri 04/25/08 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
appearing with Theory Of A Deadman
Mon 04/28/08 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Company
Wed 04/30/08 Nashville, TN On The Rocks
Thu 05/01/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Fri 05/02/08 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s Entertainment Center
Sat 05/03/08 Lynchburg, VA Cattle Annie’s
appearing with Finger Eleven
Fri 05/09/08 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Mon 05/12/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
appearing with Theory Of A Deadman
Tue 05/13/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Wed 05/14/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
appearing at “Rock On The Range”
appearing at “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival”
Wed 07/09/08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Fri 07/11/08 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat 07/12/08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 07/13/08 Devore, CA Hyundai Pavilion At Glen Helen
Tue 07/15/08 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Wed 07/16/08 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 07/18/08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 07/19/08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sun 07/20/08 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre
Tue 07/22/08 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Wed 07/23/08 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Fri 07/25/08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Centre
Sat 07/26/08 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun 07/27/08 Houston, TX The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park
Tue 07/29/08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.
Wed 07/30/08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Fri 08/01/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat 08/02/08 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Sun 08/03/08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tue 08/05/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
Wed 08/06/08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Fri 08/08/08 Toronto, ON Downsview Park
Sat 08/09/08 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 08/10/08 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tue 08/12/08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Wed 08/13/08 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Fri 08/15/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 08/16/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Sun 08/17/08 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
Tue 08/19/08 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
This metalfest featured eight bands on which Belladonna was the headliner. I arrived late, and caught the band’s Session 9’s set.
Session 9’s brand of Nu-Metal energized the small crowd, before Joey and Company took the stage.
Before the show, I ran into the man with a million faces, Seven Witches guitarist Jack Frost. I had no idea that Jack was playing in Joey Belladonna’s solo band, so I was quite happy knowing that a guitarist of his caliber was playing live with him. I also had the opportunity to meet Joey Belladonna, as did many others.
Belladonna took the stage a couple of minutes before midnight, and played a healthy dose of 80’s Anthrax tunes, and Belladonna solo material. The set list included the following tunes:
Madhouse, Antisocial, (Efilnikufesin) N.F.L., Time, Two-Faced, Caught In A Mosh, I Am the Law, Medusa, and Indians
The band was ultra tight all night, and Joey Belladonna’s voice was damn near perfect. Jack Frost was fun to watch, and seemed to enjoy what he was doing. If you have ever seen him play before, you will already know, that you will see hundreds of different expressions on his face while he is playing. He is truly entertaining to watch.
RC Ciejek, was one of the most energetic bass players that I have seen in quite some time. Drummer Paul Marciano was kicking ass behind his massive drum kit! Belladonna made his best efforts to keep the audience fired up, and he succeeded. A mosh pit broke out for one of the songs, (This has to be the first time this has happened at the Blue Note in ages.) of course the Blue Note Bouncers put an end to that quickly.
It was a very small turn out for this excellent show. I don’t know where the metal heads were in Cincinnati Sunday night, but they weren’t at the Blue Note. They missed a great show, and a chance to meet a metal legend!
There are plenty of dates left on this tour! Don’t miss them when they come to your town!
April 09 – Kings Tavern Denver, CO
April 11 – Roadhouse Apple Valley, CA
April 12 – Tremors Riverside, CA
April 13 – The Museum Club Flagstaff, AZ
April 14 – Club Congress Tucson, AZ
April 16 – Fat Cat Modesto, CA
April 18 – Studio Seven Seattle, WA
April 23 – Big City Night Club Farmington, NM
April 25 – Acadia Bar Houston, TX
April 26 – Rosedale San Antonio, TX
April 29 – The Otherside Event Center Tulsa, OK
April 30 – The Muse Nashville, TN (New)
May 01 – Jaxx Springfield, VA
May 02 – Soundgarden, Myrtle Beach, NC
May 03 – Championship Sports Bar And Grill Trenton, NJ
May 05 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
May 08 – Vnuks Milwaukee, WI
May 09 – Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
May 10 – Jigsaw Saloon Parma, OH
May 11 – Cardo’s Chillicothe, OH
May 13 – Europa Night Club Brooklyn, NY
May 16 – Mark’s Showplace Manchester, NH
May 17 – The Haunt Yonkers, NY
May 18 – The Big Bop Concert Hall Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 19 – The Big Bop Concert Hall Toronto, CA
May 20 – TBA Ottawa, Canada
May 21 – Foufounes Electriques Montreal, CA
May 22 – Time To Laugh Kingston, On
May 25 – TBA Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 26 – TBA Moncton, NB
June 05 – Hard Rock Live Mexico City, Mexico
3 Doors Down are returning with another shot of arena-ready rock in the form of their self-titled album. The band’s new single, “It’s Not My Time” has had huge success at radio with fans clogging request lines from coast to coast. The much anticipated fourth studio album was produced by Johnny K. (Disturbed, Finger Eleven) and is packed with the kinds of guitar anthems that have made the Mississippi band one of the most consistent acts in rock today. The album spans the entire spectrum of the 3 Doors Down sound. Barnstormers like “Runaway” were definitely created for the energy of a live setting while the lush, “Pages” tugs at your heartstrings with its infectious vocal melodies and lyrics.
2008 Tour Dates
4/02 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
4/03 Fayetteville, AR The Tyson Center
4/04 Texarkana, AR 4 States Fair Entertainment Center
4/06 San Antonio, TX Hmisfair Plaza Park
4/09 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
4/10 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Perfroming Arts
4/11 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino
4/13 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
4/15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
4/17 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
4/18 Tempe, AZDevil Stadium
4/19 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Convention Center
4/22 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
4/23 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
4/25 Belton, TX Belton County Expo Center
4/26 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/27 Frisco, TX Edgetfest – Pizza Hut Park
5/02 Birmingham, AL Schaeffer Eye Ctr. Crawfish Boil
5/03 Jackson, MS Coliseum Festival Fairgrounds
5/10 Orlando, Florida Tinker Field
5/11 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
5/16 Nashville, TN Nashville Riverfront Park
5/18 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium Rock On The Range
5/23 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
5/24 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/05 Kaneohe Bay-Oahu, HI Bayfest Hawaii
The Poison Live Raw & Uncut Tour, with Sebastian Bach and Dokken is coming to a city near you!
Check below for tour dates!
Jul. 05 – Independant Stampede – Island Grove Park, Colorado
Jul. 09 – Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri
Jul. 11 – Moondance Jam – Walker, Minnesota
Jul. 13 – Jerome Schottstein Center – Columbus, Ohio
Jul. 18 – Rock Fest – Caddot, Wisconsin
Jul. 21 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, Georgia
Jul. 22 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, Florida
Jul. 23 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Florida
Jul. 26 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Pelham, Alabama
Jul. 29 – Mohegan Sun Casino – Uncasville, Connecticut
Jul. 31 – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Bristow – Washington DC
Aug. 03 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, Illinois
Aug. 07 – Bank Of America Pavilion – Boston, Massachusetts
Aug. 08 – Star Pavilion at Hershey Park – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Aug. 09 – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Sterling Heights, Michigan
Aug. 10 – Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake – Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug. 12 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, New Jersey
Aug. 14 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 15 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Noblesville, Indiana
Aug. 16 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 17 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, Missouri
Aug. 20 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug. 22 – The Pearl at The Palms – Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug. 23 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, California
Aug. 24 – Dodge Theatre – Phoenix, Arizona
Aug. 28 – Pala Casino Arena – Pala, California
Sep. 09 – Coors Amphitheatre at The Fiddler’s Green – Englewood, Colorado
Classic-rock fans have a triple-play to look forward to this summer when Journey, Cheap Trick and Heart join forces for a massive tour.
The 50-date run is scheduled to kick off July 9 in Denver and is booked primarily at amphitheaters throughout the US. The itinerary, included below, stretches into early October.
The outing will mark the debut of new Journey singer Arnel Pineda, whom the group crowned in December as the replacement for the band’s short-lived previous vocalist, Jeff Scott Soto, who split with the group last May after fronting the act for less than a year. Soto stepped into the role in 2006 when then-lead singer Steve Augieri was sidelined with vocal problems; Augieri had held the slot since the late ’90s after taking over for the group’s best-known singer, Steve Perry, with whom the band scored a flock of late-’70s and early ’80s hits including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Fathfully,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Any Way You Want It” and “Open Arms.”
The upcoming tour supports Journey’s forthcoming June 3 release, “Revelation,” a three-disc CD and DVD package that will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in North America, according to a press release. Disc one comprises 11 re-recorded classics, disc two features 11 new songs, and disc three is a concert DVD.
Heart–sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson–released its most recent album, “Jupiter’s Darling,” in 2004. The set marked the pair’s first new studio collection in more than a decade.
Last September, Ann Wilson offered up her first solo album, “Hope & Glory.” She’s backing the set with a series of live shows that are scattered through mid-June; details are available at her MySpace page.
Cheap Trick dropped its latest album, “Rockford,” in 2006.
9 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
11 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
12 – Stateline, NV – Harvey’s Lake Resort
15 – Chula Vista, CA – Coors Amphitheatre
16 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Amphitheatre
18 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Arena
19 – Tucson, AZ – Casino Anselmo
22 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center
23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
25 – Selma, TX – Verizon Amphitheatre
26 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
27 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Amphitheatre
30 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
31 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sound Advice Amphitheatre
2 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Amphitheatre
3, 4 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Amphitheatre
6 – Orange Beach, FL – The Amphitheatre @ The Wharf
7 – Nashville, TN – Sommett Center
9 – Birmingham, AL – Verizon Amphitheatre
10 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Amphitheatre
14 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach
16 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Amphitheatre
17 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Casino
19 – Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center
21 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
23 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
24 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga PAC
26 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
27 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
30 – Bethel, NY – Center for the Arts
31 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Pavilion
4 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Baseball Diamond
6 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Amphitheatre
9 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Amphitheatre
12 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
13 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Amphitheatre
15 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
16 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center/Casino
19 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
21 – Ridgefield, WA – Clark County Amphitheatre
24 – Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
26 – Marysville, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Sacramento
27 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
3 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
4 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
The legendary band BOSTON will headline the outdoor festival at Marina Park on Friday, June 6 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, at one of the Canadian stops of the Great Race 2008. The ‘round-the-globe motor sports event will be making a pit stop in Thunder Bay as a part of its centennial anniversary. The show kicks off a summer of stadium, concert and festival dates that will span the United States and Canada.
BOSTON will be bringing two new recruits on tour this year. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sweet, veteran Stryper frontman will both sing and trade riffs with Gary and Tom on guitar. Unexpected phenomenon Tommy DeCarlo, the fan that posted his BOSTON covers on his myspace.com page and ended up on stage, will also be belting out the classics that skyrocketed the band to worldwide fame.
Many remember where they were when they first heard “More Than a Feeling” or “Hitch a Ride” on the airwaves back in 1976. BOSTON’s self-titled first album has sold over 17 million copies to date, and was the highest selling debut of all time. It remains a rock classic, and has seen a resurgence in sales after it was remastered by Scholz, along with their second album, “Don’t Look Back,” in 2006. “Amanda,” off 1986’s Third Stage, shot to the top of the charts and held a record-breaking stay at #1, in spite of being the only hit single that year not accompanied by a TV video.
With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, hits like “Peace of Mind,” “Smokin’,” and “Rock and Roll Band” are still as ubiquitous on rock and roll radio as they were when they were new. Coinciding with the summer tour is a fully re- mastered Greatest Hits CD (Sony Legacy.) Lead-off singles from all five BOSTON albums will be included, as well as new photos from throughout the years and liner notes written by Tom Scholz.
BOSTON will be performing many of their classics, including some fan favorites that have not been on the set lists for many years. Check back for more confirmed shows in your area and read the biographies of Michael and Tommy on the Musicians Page of the main site. We’ll see you this summer!
Date City Venue
June 6 2008 Thunder Bay, Ont Marina Park
June 13 2008 Hinckley, MN Grand Casino
June 15 2008 Detroit, MI DTE Amphitheater
June 19 2008 Baton Rouge, LA River Place
June 20 2008 Kinder, LA Grand Casino Coushatta
June 21 2008 San Antonio, TX Verizon Amphitheater
June 22 2008 Houston, TX Woodlands
June 24 2008 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Live Theater
June 25 2008 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
June 27 2008 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
June 28 2008 Las Vegas, NV Thomas and Mack
June 29 2008 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
July 1 2008 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
July 3 2008 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair/ Grandstand
July 17 2008 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
July 18 2008 Monticello, IA Great Jones Fair
July 25 2008 St. Louis, MO The Family Arena
July 26 2008 West Bend, WI Washington County Fair Park (Main Stage) *
Aug 4 2008 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
Aug 6 2008 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 15 2008 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino and Resort
Tickets for the Dokken, Sebastian Bach and Poison show goes on sale this week!!
Several dates have already been posted at Ticketmaster.com.
More dates are expected to be added soon!!
I will refresh the tourdates as they become available.
Tickets can be ordered with a presale password now!!
Go to Ticketmaster.com for more info!
Rev Theory have just announced they will join Seether and Flyleaf on the road this April. The hard-rocking Rev Theory will kick off their leg of the tour on April 8th in Denver, Colorado and wrap up April 23rd in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Fans can also catch Rev Theory at Wrestlemania 24 on March 30th in Orlando, Florida and on Day Two of the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.
Light it Up featuring the single “Hell Yeah” hits stores June 10th!
You can preview the single Light it Up here!
Unwritten Law To Film Hollywood, CA Show For Upcoming DVD Release
Band’s Upcoming Sixth Studio Album Due For Release
In Late 2008 Through Suburban Noize
Southern California Rock Outfit Has Battled Countless Record Labels, Survived Bomb Attacks And Violent Altercations With Band Members To Produce Five Studio Albums, Five Top Twenty Singles And Tours With Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights and Punk Legends The Sex Pistols
Southern California rockers Unwritten Law will be filming their upcoming March 7th, 2008 performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA for an upcoming live DVD release later this year through Suburban Noize Records.
“2008 is looking to be an exciting new year for us boys in Unwritten Law. We look forward to playing and filming our first show of the New Year for our incredibly good looking and devout fans,” says Unwritten Law bassist PK. “This will be our first performance DVD since the ‘Music in High Places” video. What will make this DVD so great is that it will be our first performance DVD the way we play best; with our guitars plugged into our amps and cranked to as loud as they can go! We look forward to rockin’ your brains out March 7th at the Key Club, so remember to make yourselves pretty for the shoot and we’ll see you dirtbags there.”
Emerging from Southern California’s skate/snowboard punk scene in the early 1990s, Unwritten Law has been crafting some of the most infectious pop-punk for over a decade. After releasing series of independent releases that saw them crisscrossing the country with everyone from Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights and opening for punk legends the Sex Pistols, Unwritten Law garnered the mainstream attention they so richly deserved with the release of their fourth album “Elva”, which sold in excess of 400,000 copies. The album produced the top Modern Rock singles “Up All Night”, “Rest of My Life” and the #1 Top 20 single “Seein Red”. 2003 saw the group strip down for the acoustic live record “Music in High Places”, while the group’s 2005 release “Here’s to The Morning” debuted on the Billboard Charts Top 200 at #51.
Unwritten Law has consistently triumphed over adversity and found strength within their music. The group has released five albums on five different record labels and has sold over a million units. The group’s success continues to grow and thrive, despite a record business that continues to spiral downward. Meanwhile the group’s out of control antics have continuously kept the group’s name in press headlines.
In late 2007 the group officially signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of their currently untitled sixth studio album. The group’s upcoming Suburban Noize debut will see release through the label in late 2008.
“This will be our first release on yet another new label for us, but with a label with whom we have had a long standing history with, the mighty Suburban Noize,” says an excited PK. “We are proud and stoked to have come full circle and to join the Suburban Noize family and look forward to an exciting year.”
Mar 14 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
Mar 16 Park City, UT @Playground
Apr 19 Las Vegas, NV @The Joint w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Apr 25 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
Apr 26 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 03 Alpine, CA @ Viejas Casino & Turf Club
May 09 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
May 10 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blueshttp://www.MySpace.com/UnwrittenLaw
With just a few short weeks until the release of Black Tide’s debut album Light From Above the band has announced additional tour dates and a special record release show. To celebrate their March 18th release date, Black Tide will play Hollywood’s famous Key Club on March 19th. Black Tide will headline the evening’s festivities with Daughters of Mara and Vaylor getting the shredding started.
03.01.08 Houston, TX Meridian
03.03.08 Orlando, FL House of Blues
03.04.08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
03.05.08 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
03.06.08 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
03.07.08 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballrom
03.13.08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa (SXSW)
03.09.08 Columbus, OH The Basement
3.11.08 St. Louis, MO 2 Cents Plains
3.18.08 Tucson, AZ The Rock
3.19.08 West Hollywood, CA Key Club
3.21.08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
3.22.08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
3.24.08 Fresno, CA The Exit
3.25.08 Santa Rosa, CA The Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa
3.26.08 Bakersfield, CA Studio 99
3.30.08 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
3.31.08 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
4.04.08 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
If you’ve been wondering what Ronnie is up to, wonder, no longer: After taking some well-deserved time off after last year’s monster Heaven and Hell world tour, Ronnie will be heading off to the UK in March to begin writing the new Heaven and Hell record with the guys.
Tony Iommi will then travel to LA to reunite with Ronnie, Geezer and Vinny to continue working on the record during April and May.
Then, Ronnie will take a break during the summer to play a few special up close and personal dates for the Dio fans.
The following dates have been scheduled so far:
|DIO Summer 2008|
|5/30/2008||Oslo, Norway||Sentrum Scene|
|5/31/2008||Karmoy, Norway||Kopervik Festival|
|6/2/2008||Malmo, Sweden||KB Halle|
|6/7/2008||Lahti, Finland||Water & Rock Festival|
No U.S. dates scheduled sadly, but the promise of new Sabbath tunes is always a good thing!
From onstage last night (Feb 19), amid the pandemonium in front of 14,000 screaming fans at a packed Los Angeles Forum, Iron Maiden announced the first leg of their eagerly anticipated North American summer tour.
Tickets for Iron Maiden’s current “SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME — WORLD TOUR 08” dates at the Los Angeles Forum and New Jersey’s Izod Centre sold out months in advance, the band are delighted to announce they are coming back for more major USA concerts this summer which will take them to a number of cities they have not played in many years along with a return to the Los Angeles area with 2 nights at the 16,000 capacity Verizon Amphitheatre on Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31. Tickets for the majority of these shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 1st. A special pre-sale will be made available exclusively to members of the Iron Maiden fan club, who will also be eligible to enter to be ‘First to the stage barrier’.
SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME — WORLD TOUR 08′ USA TOUR DATES:
Wed 5/21/08 San Antonio, TX – Verizon Wireless – on sale 3/1 10am
Thu 5/22/08 Houston, TX – Woodlands – on sale 3/1 10am
Sun 5/25/08 Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion – on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 5/26/08 Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion – on sale 3/15 10am
Wed 5/28/08 Concord, CA – Concord – on sale 3/9 10am
Fri 5/30/08 Los Angeles, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – on sale 3/1 10am
Sat 5/31/08 Los Angeles, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 6/2/08 Seattle, WA – White River Amph – on sale 3/8 10am
The “SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME — WORLD TOUR 08” was inspired by Maiden’s recently released DVD, LIVE AFTER DEATH (New Door Records/Ume). Filmed and recorded over four spectacular nights at Long Beach Arena on the “Powerslave Tour” in 1985, this has long been a benchmark for rock concert videos and live albums, and the CD remains one of the biggest-selling live albums ever with sales in excess of six million worldwide. With the video having been largely unavailable for many years, the fan’s massive interest in this legendary concert continues to this day with the DVD debuting at No. 1 on charts around the world (including The UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Finland), as well as No 2 on the Billboard USA Chart and in Canada.
This tour revisits the band’s history by focusing almost entirely on their classic 80’s period in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian Production of that ‘Powerslave Tour’ as portrayed on the Live After Death DVD. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented. Furthermore the band intends to bring along for this summer leg of the tour the colossal mummy of Eddie, as featured on the Live After Death DVD, along with various other elements of the show that would not fit on their 757 on the first leg of this tour, which included the shows at the Forum and Izod Centre. Sadly no jumbo has a door big enough to fit in such a massive and imposing monster!!!
Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson ; “We are all greatly looking forward to getting back to see our fans in places like Texas, the South West and Seattle where we haven’t played for quite some time. And for this leg we will be able to bring along all Eddie’s toys which we couldn’t get on our plane during the first leg. We are all having a great time on this tour and really can’t believe the excitement it is creating round the world and the huge numbers of people who are turning out to see us. It makes for a really very exciting time for all of us, fans and band alike”
Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna will embark on the “Never Look Back” tour in the spring. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr. 02 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Albany, NY
Apr. 03 – Underworld Concert Club – Columbus, OH
Apr. 04 – The Lighthouse – Imperial, PA
Apr. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Apr. 06 – The Blue Note, Cincinnati Ohio
Apr. 09 – Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
Apr. 11 – Roadhouse – Apple Valley, CA
Apr. 12 – Tremors – Riverside, CA
Apr. 13 – The Museum Club – Flagstaff, AZ
Apr. 14 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Apr. 16 – Fat Cat – Modesto, CA
Apr. 18 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr. 23 – Big City Night Club – Farmington, NM
Apr. 25 – Acadia Bar – Houston, TX
Apr. 26 – Tiffanys Billiards – San Antonio, TX
May 01 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
According to a press release, “Joey has recruited a new powerhouse band and is currently working on a new BELLADONNA album to be released in the fall of 2008.”