Monthly archives: February, 2010

THOM YORKE ANNOUNCED ATOMS FOR PEACE TOUR – SUPER GROUP WITH MEMBERS FROM RADIOHEAD, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AND REM

Los Angeles, CA – Thom Yorke announced yesterday via the Radiohead website that the super group he assembled to tour his Eraser project in the Fall of ’09 has now been given the name “Atoms for Peace”.  He also confirmed a small number of tour dates in New York, Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Santa Barbara, and…


ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS NOW PROTECTED AS HISTORICAL LANDMARK IN UK

Los Angeles, CA – EMI had plans to sell the building in an effort to cut loses and reduce their debts.  This sparked frenzied fans to tweet and post FB status updates to persuade the saving of the historic building.  English Heritage stepped in and announce earlier this morning that the building that houses the…


STING TO EMBARK ON WORLD TOUR WITH ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA THIS SUMMER

We are delighted to announce that Sting, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, will embark on a world tour, presented by Xerox, this Summer. The Royal Philharmonic Concert
Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio (Pavarotti, Bocelli).

The tour will find Sting performing his most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Selections will include fan-favorites such as “Roxanne,” “Next To You,” “Every Little Thing She
Does Is Magic” and “Every Breath You Take,” to notable songs from Sting’s enduring solo career – “Englishman in New York,” “Fragile,” “Russians,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold,”
and “Desert Rose.”

Sting will also be joined by a quartet comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting’s longtime guitarist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the
Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).

Presented in a variety of settings, the tour begins June 2 in Vancouver and then travels to numerous cities across North America. Dates announced today include: June 9 at Red Rocks in Denver; June
15 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; and July 17 and 18 at Chicago’s renowned Ravinia Festival. Sting will also perform in New York, Boston, Dallas, …


ZZ TOP, GODSMACK, BUCKCHERRY, AND TESLA HEADLINE AMERICANA ROCK FESTIVAL ROCKLAHOMA MEMORIAL WEEKEND

THE REVAMPED ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! ZZ TOP, GODSMACK, BUCKCHERRY, AND TESLA HIGHLIGHT THE 2010 EVENT! Pryor, OK – Today, festival organizers announced the much anticipated return of ROCKLAHOMA, set for Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29, 30, 2010 in Pryor, OK.  The new, captivating line-up for ROCKLAHOMA highlights some of the…


PRODIGY VS VIRTUOSO: ORIANTHI TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH JOHN MAYER IN NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA

Orianthi Panagaris, native born in Adelaide, Australia, who started playing guitar at the age of six will be sharing the stage with John Mayer on seven dates in New Zealand and Australia. This is
sure to be a great set of shows. The hopes of some great guitar duels and duets will be epic considering they are both genius level guitar players. The “prodigy” Orianthi who has been playing since
she was six vs The “virtuoso” Mayer – who has no doubt proven that and been recognized among the greats. Consider this like a new school version of Clapton vs Steve Vai. If you are lucky enough to
live there and/or have the resources to make it happen, do it as this one you won’t want to miss. Here are the dates . . . cheers mate!

  

4/27/2010 Wellington, NZ – TSB Arena
4/28/2010 Auckland, NZ – Vector Arena
4/30/2010 Brisbane, QLD – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
5/3/2010 Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
5/5/2010 Wollongong, NSW – WIN Entertainment Centre
5/7/2010 Newcastle, NSW – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
5/8/2010 Sydney, NSW – Sydney Entertainment Centre

sources – JM.com, orianthi.com, Erik Thureson


JEFF BECK & ERIC CLAPTON TOGETHER AND APART AT MSG TOMORROW AND FRIDAY NIGHT! BECK’S NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

TOGETHER&APART: The Beck-Clapton collaboration will undoubtedly be one of the must see shows of this decade, where the artists will perform together and apart. The duo have shared the stage at Festivals and benefits previously, but the Japan shows at the Saitama Super Arena marked the first time they had shared the bill at a…


PETER GABRIEL NEW ALBUM ‘SCRATCH MY BACK’, NEW TOUR AND TICKETS, AND GENESIS ROCK HALL APPEARANCE OR NO?

‘Scratch My Back‘ is the first album we have seen from Peter Gabriel in 8 years.  It is completely with out guitars, or drums and the tour will consist of a full orchestra backing him up.  ‘Scratch My Back‘ and ‘I’ll Scratch Yours‘ is a group of artist covering each others music for profit and…


BONNAROO 2010 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED SO FAR – TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

BONNAROO 2010 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED SO FAR: Jeff BeckKings of LeonKris KristoffersonTenacious DTori AmosLCD SoundsystemMartin Sexton Rise AgainstThe Black KeysManchester OrchestraThe Avett Brothers The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform “Dark Side of the Moon” Weezer Medeski Martin and Wood John Fogerty Cross Canadian Ragweed Ingrid Michaelson Phoenix The xx Regina Spektor Mayer Hawthorne…


PHOTOS AND REVIEW: THE WHO ROCKED SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW

Miami, FL – The Saints took home the trophy, the down cast Colts fans crowed the check-in line to get out of town, the Who rocked their way back into the public spot light by performing their first halftime show to over 106 million viewers. If you have been following twitter or facebook the critics…


THE WHO WILL PERFORM IN THE BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW ON CBS SPORTS @ SUN LIFE STADIUM SUNDAY, FEB 7.

The Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. More than 151 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.  The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.  The Who join an esteemed list of recent halftime…