Saturday, 20 September 2014

BLACK STONE CHERRY 
UK Tour Dates With Theory of A Deadman and Airbourne 
Plus New Single‘REMEMBER ME’

BLACK STONE CHERRY return with third single ‘Remember Me’ off stunning fourth album, Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain (produced by Joe Barresi – QOTSA/Biffy Clyro/Soundgarden) was released in May and achieved the band’s highest charting album of their career with a #5 spot on the Official UK Album Charts

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Black Stone Cherry wowed over 10,000 fans as they crammed into the third stage tent for a surprise slot at this year’s Download Festival

After a summer touring throughout America, Black Stone Cherry return to the UK to headline arenas for the first time (with Theory of a Deadman and Airbourne in tow), with venues bordering on selling out, this tour is set to be autumn’s hot ticket!

Sun 26th Oct - GLASGOW Hydro
Mon 27th Oct - SHEFFIELD Arena
Tue 28th Oct - CARDIFF Arena
Thu 30th Oct - BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Fri 31st Oct - MANCHESTER Evening News Arena
Sat 1st Nov - LONDON Wembley Arena

Official Website 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Photo Credit: © Tallee Savage
MICHAEL SCHENKER 
DECEMBER 2014 UK TOUR

FEATURING SONGS FROM THE NEW ALBUM 
"BRIDGE THE GAP" PLUS ALL THE MSG, UFO
AND THE SCORPIONS ROCK CLASSICS

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy from 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or from www.thegigcartel.com.

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album "Bridge The Gap" which features the new single "Lord Of The Lost And Lonely".

Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December.

Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase. Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

GLASGOW O2 ABC
THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER
 2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA
www.o2abc.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER
 2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0845 413 4444, 0844 478 0898
Book Online:www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.comwww.alt-tickets.co.uk
8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
www.rock-city.co.uk

MANCHESTER RITZ
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER
 2014
Tickets £24.75
Box Office 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ
www.hmvritz.com

LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
MONDAY 15th DECEMBER
 2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com
55 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AW
www.o2academyleeds.co.uk

BILSTON THE ROBIN
TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER
 2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com 
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

NORWICH WATERFRONT
WEDNESDAY 17th DECEMBER

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01603 508050
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
University of East Anglia’s Box Office: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
139-141 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY
FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER
 2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
www.o2academybristol.co.uk

LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £27.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com 
London Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

PLANET ROCKSTOCK
PRESENTS MICHAEL SCHENKER
SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER
 2014
TICKETS: www.planetrock.com/rockstock
TRECCO BAY, PORTHCAWL, WALES, CF36 5PW


Michael Schenker Tour Press Release:









Sunday, 14 September 2014


JETHRO TULL'S IAN ANDERSON AT THE MCCAW HALL 

IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

Jethro Tull’s legendary “Prog God” Ian Anderson and his band of talented musicians made their way into Seattle, Washington to perform at the elegant McCaw Hall Friday, 12 September 2014.

For over 40 years, Ian Anderson has been enchanting people from all over the world with his unique style and forming his flute sound as the main attraction in a rock and metal arena. With his 5th solo studio album ‘Homo Erraticus’ just being released on 14 April 2014, Ian filled the seats of McCaw Hall with an anxious audience waiting to see the theatrical performance of his new concept album of British History.

The show opened with a pre recorded, short skit of Ian Anderson confined to a hospital bed being treated by his bandmates, turned doctors. The hilarious skit proves that the diagnosis is Ageism and Ian Anderson is NOT too old to rock! The show on the huge projection screen ends and Ian’s band - Ryan O’Donnell (vocals, stage antics), Florian Opahle (guitar), John O’Hara (orchestral conductor, piano, keyboards, and accordion) David Goodier (bass and double bass guitar) and Scott Hammond (drums and percussion) continue the skit on stage in medical wear, chasing poor Ian around with a bedpan.  The skit ended and the band took their places behind their instruments, still in medical wear for the first few songs.

Ian Anderson and his guitarist Florian Opahle kicked it off with “Doggerland,” which starts off with a brilliant flute and electric guitar bicinium. The show continued on with the new album, ‘Homo Erraticus’ brought to life in its entirety, as a theatrical/concert performance. Ryan O’Donnell made his way around the stage acting as co-frontman to Ian Anderson and was very entertaining as a singer, mime, and poet, bringing lightheartedness to the somber message of war, religion, and history.

With an incredible performance by the entire band, we were launched into a World War II battle with an instrumental called, “Tripudium Ad Bellum.” The song has an urgent delivery of marching drums, bass and flute that lead us into battle. The middle of the song is an amazing melodic flute solo with sounds of percussion and a fantastic riff! Having to take the good with the bad, the screen behind the band displayed real images of a horrific war that took the lives of many. For me, this was a highlight and unforgettable moment of the entire performance.

For the second half of the show, we were promised some classic Jethro Tull songs. After twenty minutes, the band came back and with the years rolling back to 1969 they enraptured us with the first song, “Living In The Past.” To the delight of everyone, on the huge screen behind the band were images of a young Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull performing somewhat, in sync with the live performance.

Ian took us from 1969 all the way to 1987 thrilling us with hits “Teacher,” “Too Old To Rock N Roll; Too Young To Die,” and “Aqualung,” amongst many other classic Tull tunes that haven’t been performed in quite some time. “Sweet Dreams” which was written as a single at the request of Jethro Tull’s management, was a big hit with the audience, as well.

The encore was AMAZING! The audience stood up immediately at the astounding piano intro to “Locomotive Breath!” Florian Opahle came in with a blistering solo that would make him a worthy opponent of Martin Barre’s. We cheered and hollered throughout this performance and it wouldn't shock me if the band had trouble hearing themselves play!

Some of the wonderful characteristics of Ian Anderson is how he expresses himself lyrically, musically, and while performing. His soul is stitched around his music and the message is very clear, he has a lot to say and he’s definitely not too old to rock n roll!


Setlist:

Homo Erraticus Album: 1st half of show

Doggerland
Heavy Metals
Enter the Uninvited
Puer Ferox Adventus
Meliora Sequamur
The Turnpike Inn
The Engineer
The Pax Britannica
Tripudium Ad Bellum
After These Wars
New Blood, Old Veins
In for a Pound
The Browning of the Green
Per Errationes Ad Astra
Cold Dead Reckoning

The Best of Jethro Tull: 2nd half of show

Living in the Past
(Jethro Tull song)

With You There to Help Me
(Jethro Tull song)

Sweet Dream
(Jethro Tull song)

Teacher
(Jethro Tull song)

Critique Oblique
(Jethro Tull song)

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die
(Jethro Tull song)

Songs from the Wood
(Jethro Tull song)

Farm on the Freeway
(Jethro Tull song)

Aqualung
(Jethro Tull song)

Encore:
Locomotive Breath
(Jethro Tull song)

Review by:
Jill Maciel/West Coast Correspondent

Photo Courtesy of http://jethrotull.com/

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Johnny Winter Remembrance Tour
Join The Johnny Winter Band in an emotional remembrance concert that promises to be a blues bash like no other. Amazing musicians and fans alike will have a chance to gather and celebrate the music and spirit of one of the greatest Blues Guitarists of all time. If you’re a fan of Johnny and/or the Blues in general, you can’t miss this...

Due to the tremendous outpouring of emotion from Johnny Winter's Fans since we lost him, this official "Johnny Winter Remembrance Show" has been put together with the approval of his brother, Edgar Winter and Johnny's family. The show features original members from Johnny's band which include Johnny's guitarist Paul Nelson, Scott Spray on Bass and Tommy Curiale on Drums, all of whom had toured with Winter and recorded on his last album, "Step Back" due out September 2, 2014.

Fronted by Jay Stollman on vocals the show will also consist of Special Guests as well as a screening of Johnny's documentary, "Down & Dirty: The Johnny Winter Story"

Remembrance show Vids

Dust My Broom -w'Sonny Landreth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7vDhNaKR5w

Don't Want No Woman - w/Lance Lopez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zPxQRScxs


Hwy 61 - Sonny Langreth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4siqzCmgQAI

Johnny B Goode - w/Lance Lopez Sonny Landreth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I1cqBd_VMg

Key to the Hwy - W/Sonny Landreth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69wDxEF9Nfw


Pollstar Tour Dates:
http://www.pollstar.com/resultsArtist.aspx?ID=306128&SearchBy=remembrance+show

Guest artist List:
http://www.piedmonttalent.com/artists/artist.cfm?id=194

Sonny Landreth
Gary Hoey
Lance Lopez
Jason Ricci
Arlen Roth
Jeff Pitchell
Debbie Davies
James Montgomery
Joe Louis Walker
Edgar Winter
and Growing...

Thursday, 11 September 2014

MIKE OLDFIELD: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2003

 All Of The Musician’s Warner Bros. Albums Come Together For An Eight-CD Set

 Available On October 20th From Rhino

Select Albums Will Also Be Released On 180-Gram Vinyl (10th November)



Mike Oldfield is best-known for his 1973 one-man symphony, Tubular Bells, a chart topper in his native England and a Grammy® winner in 1975. During his decade-long stint at Warner Bros., the musician and composer released four sequels, as well as four eclectic studio albums.   
Rhino collects all eight albums for an anthology presented in a clamshell box.

THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2003 will be available on October 20th at retail outlets as an eight-CD collection. A digital version can be downloaded. Additionally, Tubular Bells II, The Songs Of Distant Earth, Voyager, and Tubular Bells III will be available individually on 180-gram vinyl, on 10th November.  

After leaving Virgin Records, Oldfield joined the Warner Bros. roster in 1992 and released his first sequel, Tubular Bells II, which climbed to the top of the chart in England. Tom Newman (who engineered the original) and Trevor Horn joined Oldfield as producers for the album, which includes the singles “Sentinel,” “Tattoo” and “The Bell.” Another sequel arrived in 1998 with Tubular Bells III, which was followed a year later by another installment in the series, The Millennium Bell. With Tubular Bells 2003, Oldfield revisited the original album and re-recorded it so he could take advantage of technological advances in the studio that were unavailable to him in the early Seventies.

The other four albums heard in this collection reflect a wide range of musical styles, starting with his follow-up to Tubular Bells II, 1994’s The Songs of Distant Earth. A novel by the same name inspired him to record the album. The book was written by sci-fi master Arthur Clarke. Clarke approved of the results and even wrote a forward for the album.

Oldfield returned in 1996 with an album that marked a dramatic stylistic departure. Voyager is a Celtic-themed album that’s filled mainly with traditional Scottish and Irish songs. To record the music, Oldfield used a mix of traditional, acoustic instruments as well as synthesizers. For 1999’s Guitars, the musician recorded all of the music using only electric, acoustic and synthesizer guitars. The millennium Bell was written to usher in the new Millennium at a live concert in the center of Berlin in front of 500,000 people.

THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2003: COMPLETE ALBUMS BOX
Album Listing
Tubular Bells II
The Songs Of Distant Earth
Voyager
Tubular Bells III
Guitars
The Millennium Bell
Tr3s Lunas
Tubular Bells 2003

Albums Also Available On 180-Gram Vinyl
Tubular Bells II
The Songs Of Distant Earth
Voyager
Tubular Bells III

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Yes “Songs From Tsongas – 
The 35th Anniversary Concert” – Special Edition BluRay/2DVD/3CD release – Coming 22 Sept 2014




This Special Edition of “Songs From Tsongas” contains a concert from YES’ 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour by the band to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.  The DVD & BluRays also contain a second live show.


Disc One of the DVD [the single Blu-ray contains all the same material as the double DVD set]  contains the whole of the concert from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, previously spread across two discs. This epic show features tracks from across the band’s career including an extensive acoustic section (tracks 11 – 18) and some tracks that have rarely been performed live.

Disc Two contains 70 minutes of highlights from a very different concert on the same tour filmed at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. This outdoor concert sees a stripped down stage and full on rock versions of the acoustic tracks from Tsongas whilst the crowd wield a multitude of umbrellas against the pouring rain, which is clearly not preventing them having a great time!

As Bonus Features [on the visual formats] we include another track “Ritual”, also filmed at the Tsongas Arena, and an insightful interview with legendary designer and Yes collaborator Roger Dean who created the brand new stage set for the shows.




TRACKLISTING:

SONGS FROM TSONGAS
(on Disc One DVD / Part One Blu-ray)
1) Intro/Firebird Suite
2) Going For The One
3) Sweet Dreams
4) Your Move / All Good People
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2
6) South Side Of The Sky
7) Turn Of The Century
8) My Eyes
9) Mind Drive Part 3
10) Yours Is No Disgrace
11) The Meeting (Piano Solo)
12) Long Distance Runaround
13) Wonderous Stories
14) Time Is Time
15) Roundabout
16) Show Me
17) Owner Of A Lonely Heart
18) Second Initial (Guitar Solo)
19) Rhythm Of Love
20) And You And I
21) Every Little Thing
22) Starship Trooper


LIVE IN LUGANO
(on Disc Two DVD / Part Two Blu-ray)
1) Intro/Firebird Suite
2) Going For The One
3) Sweet Dreams
4) Your Move / All Good People
5) Long Distance Runaround
6) The Fish
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart
8) And You And I
9) Starship Trooper
10) Roundabout




This Special Edition of the very successful ‘Songs From Tsongas’ DVD is packed with an additional 70 minutes of highlights from Lugano being released for the first time.

This release offers a fantastic setlist of favourites and rarities including ‘Going For The One’, ‘Roundabout’, ‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart’, ‘And You And I’, ‘Starship Trooper’, ‘Wonderous Stories’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’, ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’, ‘Ritual’, ‘Turn Of The Century’ and many more, captured here in all their glory.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New DVD/CD By Santana 
Corazon: Live From Mexico - Live It to Believe It
September 9, 2014 Release!

Ten time GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana and his band SANTANA will be releasing a special concert event entitled "CORAZON, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT," which includes the concert film and a "making of the concert" 30 minute documentary film shot in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Guadalajara, entitled "Live It To Believe It," in DVD format.

Combined with 40 years of hits, Santana performed many of the songs from his double-platinum US Latin-certified and critically-acclaimed album CORAZON at a once in a lifetime concert event in December 2013, accompanied by many of his album special guests, all celebrating their Latin music heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) at Arena VFG in Guadalajara in conjunction with the Mexico Tourism Board. Superstar performances at this concert event include Elan Atias, Chocquibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera (of Mana), Nina Pastori, Samuel Rosa (of Skank), 
Cindy Blackman Santana, Salvador Santana, Romeo Santos, Soledad, and Diego Torres.

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