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Git er done…. Oh wait this is a different kind of Blue Collar Man. The kind whose hard work and determination gained him multi-platinum status as a solo artist, yet still made the gamble of a lifetime 14 years ago by joining the legendary STYX. A gamble that was sure to pay off, as the frontman in the longest running line-up ever for STYX, Lawrence Gowan is living the dream that even the most successful musicians still dream about. Recently, I caught up with Lawrence during a tour stop in San Antonio, TX (just like the famous song), where we spoke about everything from Chuck Panozzo to Children of Bodom. Oh, and don’t worry about having to actually read this time around, just click the play button below, sit back with a frosty one, and enjoy…
For more info on STYX, including Tour Dates visit the band’s official website here. Special thanks go out to Lawrence Gowan for so graciously giving me his time, and to Amanda Cagan at ABC PR for making it all happen.
30th Anniversary Tour
I think I’ve said on here once or twice that I am a huge Queensryche fan. If not, here ya go. That being said, I have tried to like their newer albums. American Soldier actually was a good album, their best since Promised Land, but the rest just fall a little flat for me.
I have listened to Queensryche since I first heard the EP in 1984. I first saw them in 1988 when the opened for Metallica on the Damaged Justice Tour in San Francisco. Loved the music but thought they were lost on stage in an arena (I was really high that night too, so it could have just been me).
I wouldn’t have the chance to see them again until Building Empires Tour in 1992 where they blew me away by performing Mindcrime in its entirety! They filled the arena and performed like they deserved to be there too.
Many years have gone by and Queensryche has released several albums that the fans (me included) have debated whether they were Ryche worthy or not. But one thing Queensryche has always done well (at least since 92 for me) is perform well live.
They have made sure that they always have a reason for you to come see their show, whether it’s performing suites (large sections of albums) or albums in their entirety, they always give you a reason to see their next tour (besides being a tremendous live band now).
For their 30th Anniversary Tour they have actually reverted back to the old fashioned tour dogma of playing a little something from everything. And I do believe every album was represented (other than their recent covers album) in the set they performed here in Raleigh.
The band in their infinite wisdom didn’t just come out and perform ‘The Lady Wore Black’ and run through their hits chronologically, they mixed it up, Starting the set with the latest ‘Get Started’ and moved on to a brilliant version of ‘Damaged’. The sole representation of Promised Land was a real treat for me and live was great and no small feat to pull off in my opinion!
‘Desert Dance’ off of Tribe was actually a great tune live. And maybe that’s what their latest studio albums need to bring them to life or more favor to their fans, to be performed live. You can always tell the newer tunes (anything after Promised Land in my opinion is the ‘newer’ stuff) when they’re performed because they just seem to be a little less… connected maybe? It is very difficult for me to describe, but my girlfriend was with me at the show (her third Queensryche show thanks to me) and she would even turn to me during the newer stuff and remark that it must be a newer song because it was missing something. It wasn’t as ‘rich’ as the other tunes and this is from someone who only hears them when I play them and live she can even tell the difference between pre-Promised Land and post-Promised Land material.
The highlight of the night for me had to be ‘The Real World’. I have never seen it performed live and never thought I would considering it was a cast off from the soundtrack to Last Action Hero. And I wasn’t sure they could pull it live considering the heavy string arrangement by the late Michael Kamen (RIP Sir) but it sounded fantastic and had half the crowd shaking their head wondering where the song was from and the other half drooling over it.
Queensryche‘s run from NM 156 to Screaming In Digital was a stroke of brilliance and I’ve often wondered why they haven’t done it before. Geoff Tate’s voice hasn’t lost a step over the years, he may not be able to hold the higher notes as long as he used to, but he still puts on a hell of a show and sings his ass off and does himself and the band proud. In the age of all these 80’s bands trying to sing their old stuff after 30 years of vocal abuse and simple age and mangling their legacy doing so (see Joe Elliot of Def Leppard, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, etc, etc, etc) it is great to see someone able to still sing their material correctly and not just that, but very well done!
The Ryche may not be headlining arenas anymore but based on their live shows they should be. The theaters we’re seeing them in today makes for an intimate setting but the sound that the band generates should be filling arenas around the world. A live Queensryche show is always something to behold and they always come up with a new reason to go see them, and see them you should. The band has been around for 30 years for a reason, and their live show says everything you need to know about them. Michael Wilton is a great guitarist and Parker Lundgren holds his own with Michael and the band. Eddie Jackson has always been a beast at the bass and there may only be one or two people better on the drums that Scott Rockenfield. The man can certainly go step for step with Mike Portnoy and Neil Peart. And as I’ve already stated, the showmanship and vocals of Geoff Tate are nothing short of spectacular 30 years on!
For more QUEENSRYCHE click here.
Besides the love of music, rockstars have a soft spot for our four legged furry friends. With the help from so many artists and actors with their charitable donations of instruments and signed memorabilia, FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY comes closer to breaking ground in the next year for the first fully solar and wind powered, no-kill animal sanctuary. The sanctuary will also provide the community with a low-cost animal clinic, education and cultural center.
Every day we will add items from artists such as STEVE VAI, PAUL GILBERT, MARKY RAMONE, COM-CON Icon PAUL DINI, RICHIE KOTZEN, DEF LEPPARD, PHIL COLLEN, WENDY DIO, GEORGE LYNCH -that is just a few of the celebrities that donated items – Other items include JOHN LENON litho posters, DISNEY figures, jewelry, clothing, tons of CD’s and more – GO BID NOW!!!!!
More items coming!! Keep an eye out for additions of cool signed memorabilia from your favorite rockstars!! All items come with signed letters of authentication for your collection!
Did you know?
-Between four million and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless.
- An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds.
- Only one animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a good home that lasts a lifetime.
- There is a direct correlation between animal abuse and neglect and child abuse and neglect.
FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY is a 501(c)(3) that was organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, more specifically for helping homeless and un-wanted animals with medical care, adoption in a no-kill safe environment.
For more information go to www.furfeather.org (almost finished) or visit them on Facebook now! Just search for Fur & Feather Animals Sanctuary and look for the happy Pit-bull~ To donate to the cause use Paypal and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email to get address to send checks.
For more Fur & Feather Animals Sanctuary click here.
Def Leppard, Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band, have announced that they will make their triumphant return to the US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart. Leppard‘s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums — including two of the best-selling albums of all time, “PYROMANIA” and “HYSTERIA“. The anthemic rock megastars have earned their stripes as one of the most enduring and successful touring acts in history. Heart showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Alone” and many more, a stream of hits showcasing the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers, selling more than 30 million records. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on beginning March 4th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.
“After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening,” says singer Joe Elliott.
“Nancy and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It’s going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing,” says singer Ann Wilson.
The band has partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, pre-show parties and more.
Def Leppard‘s US tour dates with Heart are as follows:
June 15 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
June 17 – Tampa, FL (1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre)
June 22 – Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 24 – Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)
June 26 – Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Bank Center)
June 29 – Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion)
July 2 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
July 3 – Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium)
July 12 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 15 – Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
July 20 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
July 24 – San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
August 10 – St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
August 21 – Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
August 27 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
August 31 – Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre)
September 14 – Portland, OR (Sleep Country Amphitheater)
For more DEF LEPPARD click here.
DEF LEPPARD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, TESLA, HEART, KID ROCK, and CINDERELLA are among the confirmed bands for the 18th annual Rock Fest, set to take place July 14-17, 2011 in Cadott, Wisconsin.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Friday, July 15:
03:00 p.m. ROCK SUGAR
05:00 p.m. SALIVA
07:00 p.m. SKILLET
09:00 p.m. HINDER
11:00 p.m. KID ROCK
Saturday, July 16:
01:45 p.m. [to be announced]
03:00 p.m. MY DARKEST DAYS
05:00 p.m. SICK PUPPIES
07:00 p.m. CHEVELLE
09:00 p.m. SEETHER
11:00 p.m. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Sunday, July 17:
01:45 p.m. [to be announced]
04:30 p.m. JACKYL
06:00 p.m. TESLA
08:30 p.m. HEART
10:30 p.m. DEF LEPPARD
For more ROCK FEST info click here.
THIN LIZZY are set to release deluxe, expanded versions of three classic albums – Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox and Live And Dangerous – on January 24th in the UK. Each has been remixed and remastered by guitarist Scott Gorham along with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and contain the original album on one CD, a second CD with rare bonus tracks. Live And Dangerous also features a DVD.
The complete details are as follows:
Angel From The Coast
Romeo And The Lonely Girl
The Boys Are Back In Town
Fight Or Fall
Jailbreak (Remixed Version)
The Boys Are Back In Town (Remixed Version)
Jailbreak (BBC Session 12/02/1976)
Emerald (BBC Session 12/02/1976)
Cowboy Song (BBC Session 12/02/1976)
The Warrior (BBC Session 12/02/1976)
Fight Or Fall (Extended Version – Rough Mix)
Derby Blues (Early Version – The Cowboy Song)
Johnny The Fox
Don’t Believe A Word
Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed
Don’t Believe A Word (Remixed Version)
Borderline (Remixed Version)
Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed (Remixed Version)
Don’t Believe A Word (BBC Sessions 11/10/1976)
Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed (BBC Sessions 11/10/1976)
Fools Gold (BBC Sessions 11/10/1976)
Johnny (BBC Sessions 11/10/1976)
Fools Gold (Instrumental Run Through)
Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed (Instrumental Run Through/Extended)
Rocky (Instrumental Run Through)
Massacre (Instrumental Take With Lynott Directions To Band)
Scott’s Tune (Unreleased Scott Gorham Composition)
Don’t Believe A Word (Studio Outake- Different Lyrics)
Live And Dangerous
Rosalie – Cowgirls Song
Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In A Spotlight)
Still In Love With You
Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed
The Boys Are Back In Town
Don’t Believe A Word
Are You Ready
Sha La La
Baby Drives Me Crazy
Opium Trail (Wild One-L & D Outake)
Bad Reputatio (Wild One-L & D Outake)
Disc Three DVD:
The Boys Are Back In Town
Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In A Spotlight)
Call On Me
Don’t Believe A Word
Are You Ready
Sha La La
Baby Drives Me Crazy
Finale/Me And The Boys
For more THIN LIZZY click here.
“It seems that the time has come for us to put the touring wheels in motion for our next world tour in
It’s funny but these days around – about this time – I can’t help but reflect on the past when we had to
load the touring van ourselves. Sometimes in the ice and snow, being afraid that we would get frostbites
on our fingers and not be able to play the gig!
I remember one winter we had a gig at Hull City Hall in England. We were driving in heavy snow when we
hit black ice and the car hit the motorway barriers so hard that it was never able to be driven again.
However, it was fortunate that a passing farmer saved the day by letting us pile into his old Land Rover and was kind enough to drive us to the gig!
It seems just like yesterday, as they say, that we were on tour with our good friends Budgie, Accept,
Warlock, AC/DC, Saxon, Pantera… to name just a few. Very good memories indeed!
Actually, I have just received a copy of Accept‘s new album “Blood of the Nations“. And was really happy that Wolf and the boys are still creating great classic metal. I think it was back in ’81 that Priest
and Accept hit the road together for the first time and what a great tour that was! I really hope that we can meet up with the guys next year, at least on some of the festival dates and have a good laugh
when talking about the old times.
It was our great fortune, as time passed, to go on and tour with almost every band that you can think of. Some tours included very cool line-ups that many people may not even be aware of: e.g. Priest, Whitesnake & Iron Maiden / Priest, Scorpions & Def Leppard / Priest & UFO… and the list goes on.
People often ask me what it’s like to be on a tour and I always say the same things about it: simply
it’s the hardest thing that you will ever do, but you wouldn’t change it for the world. The travelling
becomes such a major part of your life that you actually feel like a piece of luggage yourself! But
I must confess when you get to go to places that you have never been before like Korea, Turkey,
Romania, Columbia etc. it’s no surprise that you feel like the luckiest man alive. I guess mainly
because for me – growing up as a kid – thinking of going to any of these places would have been
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STYX - Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—are getting ready to head out on the U.S. concert trail again this year. However, for this round of dates, the band has an extra-special treat planned – it won’t be a typical STYX show. Along with the classic hits, the band will be performing 1977′s THE GRAND ILLUSION and 1978′s PIECES OF EIGHT in their entirety. Both albums spawned such hit singles and Classic Rock radio standards as “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man).”
And as icing on the cake, a seven-song EP, entitled REGENERATION, VOLUME 1, containing six newly re-recorded classics–”Come Sail Away,” “Crystal Ball,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Lorelei,” “The Grand Illusion” and “Sing For The Day”—and a brand new track, “Difference In The World,” will be available for sale at every stop along “The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight” October/November tour route.
“This is the most unique STYX concert ever,” says singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. “It’s a hybrid experience of enjoying the artistry of the vinyl album and the energy and of our live performance. Some songs have never been performed live!”
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, 6 best-of compilations and 4 live albums, garnering 8 Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
On the touring front, STYX has performed more shows since ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company, Foreigner (to name a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.
Check out the “The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight” at any of the following stops:
Thu 10/14 Evansville, IN The Centre (on-sale 8/13)
Fri 10/15 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre (on-sale 8/14)
Sat 10/16 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre (on-sale /14)
Sun 10/17 Columbus, OH The Palace Theatre (on-sale 8/13)
Tue 10/19 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre (on-sale 8/20)
Thu 10/21 Melbourne, FL King Center (on-sale 8/20)
Fri 10/22 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Perf Arts Hall (on-sale 8/20)
Sat 10/23 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall (on-sale 8/20)
Mon 10/25 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center (on-sale 8/20)
Wed 10/27 Washington, DC Warner Theatre (on-sale 9/10)
Thu 10/28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (on-sale 8/6)
Fri 10/29 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre (on-sale 8/20)
Sat 10/30 Albany, NY Palace Theatre Albany (on-sale 8/19)
Tue 11/2 Bangor, ME Bangor Auditorium (on-sale 8/27)
Wed 11/3 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium (on-sale 8/20)
Fri 11/5 Erie, PA Warner Theatre Erie (on-sale 8/27)
Sat 11/6 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre (on-sale 8/27)
Sun 11/7 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace (on-sale 8/27)
Tue 11/9 Memphis, TN The Orpheum Theatre (on-sale 8/27)
Thu 11/11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (on-sale 8/27)
Fri 11/12 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino & Resort (on-sale TBA)
Sat 11/13 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Center (on-sale 8/27)
For more STYX click here.
Carlos Santana was initially intimidated by mentor Clive Davis‘ pitch for his next album — another “Supernatural“-style all-star collaboration, but this time on a collection of iconic rock songs by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and others.
“I was like, ‘No, I don’t know if I want to do this one, Clive. This one’s a little challenging,‘” the guitarist and bandleader told Billboard.com.
“And he would stay on the phone for at least 45 minutes to an hour, three times in one year, and I was like, ‘Oh, lord…’ But then I started realizing that someone with that intense passion of commitment couldn’t be wrong, so I had to trust him. And it was incredible.”
The album — Santana‘s first since “All That I Am” in 2005 — is due out in September and is not yet titled. The track list is being finalized as well, but during sessions Santana reunited with “Smooth” partner Rob Thomas on Cream‘s “Sunshine of Your Love” and worked with Joe Cocker on Jimi Hendrix‘s “Little Wing,” Scott Weiland on the Rolling Stones‘ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” Chris Daughtry on Def Leppard‘s “Photograph,” Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell on Led Zeppelin‘s “Whole Lotta Love,” Papa Roach‘s Jacoby Shaddix on Deep Purple‘s “Smoke on the Water” and rapper Nas, who lays down rhymes on AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”
Santana chose half of the songs while Davis, Sony Music‘s chief creative officer, picked the other half. Davis, who originally signed Santana in the 1960s, masterminded his 1999 comeback “Supernatural,” a worldwide smash that also garnered nine Grammys.
“What I brought to the table is my heart, knowing that I complement, I don’t compete,” Santana said of the recording sessions. “I brought my heart, trusting that there’s enough in me of purity and innocence and genuineness that I couldn’t possible, excuse the expression, fuck it up. I know Eric (Clapton). I know Jeff Beck. I know Jimmy Page. And they know me. I have supreme certainty and confidence that they’re going to say, ‘Hey man, I love what you did with my song.”
While he considers every song “incredible,” Santana said his very favorite is the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which he recorded with India Arie and cellist Yo Yo Ma.
“I sent the song to George Harrison‘s widow, Olivia, and I got back an email that says, ‘Carlos, I listened to the song and I started crying and jumping with joy at the same time. And I want you to know that George really loved you, because he understood your passion for compassion.’ And I was like, ‘Bam!’ that’s like George Harrison himself, through his beautiful wife, validating my existence and what I did with that song.”
Santana plans to preview some of the covers during his upcoming summer tour with Steve Winwood, which gets under way June 30 in Saint Paul, Minn. He also plans to have Winwood “join my band” for collaborations he hopes are “totally different” than what fans might expect.
“I would prefer not to do Steve Winwood or Santana songs with him,” Santana explained. “I would like to go to the Bob Marley repertoire or Marvin Gaye or African music by King Sunny Ade or really, really obscure other-side-of-the-tracks. So I’m crossing my fingers.”
After the summer tour with Winwood, Santana is returning to Las Vegas in August for his second residency at the Hard Rock Hotel. Santana is touring Europe in September and October, including a stop at London’s O2 Arena.
Santana has another album ready to go as well, an all-instrumental set called “Shape Shifter,” which he recorded with his band and he plans to release after the next album has run its course.
Current SANTANA dates:
5/25/2010 Tuesday Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon
5/28/2010 Friday Le festival MAWAZINE Rythmes du nde, Rabat, Morocco
6/30/2010 Wednesday Xcel Energy Center, St Paul, MN Steve Winwood
7/1/2010 Thursday Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI Steve Winwood
7/3/2010 Saturday Saturday in the Park Festival, Sioux City, IA Steve Winwood Free Festival
7/4/2010 Sunday Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO Steve Winwood
7/6/2010 Tuesday Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH Steve Winwood
7/7/2010 Wednesday Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN Steve Winwood
7/9/2010 Friday Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL Steve Winwood
7/10/2010 Saturday DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Steve Winwood
7/11/2010 Sunday Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON Steve Winwood
7/13/2010 Tuesday Quebec City International Summer Festival, Quebec City, QC Steve Winwood
7/14/2010 Wednesday Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, ON Steve Winwood
7/15/2010 Thursday Bell Centre, Montreal, QC Steve Winwood
7/17/2010 Saturday Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY Steve Winwood
7/18/2010 Sunday Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY Steve Winwood
7/20/2010 Tuesday PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ Steve Winwood
7/21/2010 Wednesday Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT Steve Winwood
7/23/2010 Friday Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA Steve Winwood
7/24/2010 Saturday Trump Taj Mahal Casino/Hotel- Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ Steve Winwood
7/25/2010 Sunday Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA Steve Winwood
7/27/2010 Tuesday Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA Steve Winwood
7/28/2010 Wednesday Time Warner Cable Music Pavillion, Raleigh, North Carolina Steve Winwood
7/29/2010 Thursday Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA Steve Winwood
7/31/2010 Saturday 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL Steve Winwood
8/1/2010 Sunday Cruzan Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL Steve Winwood
8/25/2010 Wednesday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
8/27/2010 Friday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
8/28/2010 Saturday THe Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
8/29/2010 Sunday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
9/1/2010 Wednesday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
9/3/2010 Friday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
9/4/2010 Saturday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
9/5/2010 Sunday The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
9/29/2010 Wednesday O2, Dublin, Ireland
10/1/2010 Friday O2 Arena, London,UK
10/2/2010 Saturday MEN Arena, Manchester,UK
10/3/2010 Sunday Newcastle Arena, Newcastle,UK
10/5/2010 Tuesday Gleredome, Arnhem, NL
10/6/2010 Wednesday Sportpaleis, Antwerp, BE
10/7/2010 Thursday König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
10/9/2010 Saturday Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland
10/10/2010 Sunday Zenith, Dijon, FR
10/12/2010 Tuesday Bercy, Paris, France
10/13/2010 Wednesday SAP-Arena , Mannheim, Germany
10/15/2010 Friday O2 Arena, Prague, CZ
10/16/2010 Saturday O2 World, Berlin, Germany
10/17/2010 Sunday Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
10/19/2010 Tuesday Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
10/20/2010 Wednesday Rothaus Halle , Friedrichshafen, Germany
10/23/2010 Saturday O2 World, Hamburg, Germany
10/25/2010 Monday Arena Fyn, Odense, DK
10/27/2010 Wednesday The Globe, Stockholm, SE
10/29/2010 Friday Vestlandshallen, Bergen, Norway
10/30/2010 Saturday Vikingaskeppen, Hamar, Norway
For more information visit Santana‘s website here.
BUCKCHERRY‘s new album, “All Night Long“, arrives on August 3 and the first 20,000 fans to pick up a copy at Best Buy will find something extra in the package — a six-song acoustic EP containing five tracks that have never been heard before. Guitarist Keith Nelson told The Pulse of Radio how this came out. “What a lot of people don’t know about this record is that it started off as an acoustic record,” he said “ As we progressed, it became pretty evident that it wasn’t gonna be an acoustic record, it was gonna be a full-on electric rock ‘n’ roll record. But I could not let go of the idea of some of these songs that we had, so what we did while we were in there is we finished some of those songs acoustically and we recorded them.”
Included in the EP will be four brand new songs recorded during the “All Night Long” sessions, an acoustic version of the album track “These Things“, and the song “Black Butterfly“, which was left off the band’s 2008 album of the same name.
The EP will be titled “Reckless Sons” and will come with special artwork and packaging.
BUCKCHERRY will release “Our World“, a track from their newly-completed forthcoming album, “All Night Long”, on their website here as their offering of support for the victims of the Gulf oil tragedy. The song, which was originally written as an anthemic cry out to help right the social, environmental, economic and other wrongs of this world, represents the band’s commitment to expose the BP disaster and to bring awareness and support to the crisis and its victims — human and animal. The band will also offer links on their website to helpful organizations allowing fans to connect to provide financial and other support.
BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd commented, “As musicians who have the benefit of the spotlight from time to time, we feel it is our duty to aid in raising awareness and financial support to help remedy the awful situation in the Gulf Of Mexico. It is so important that each and every one of us do what we can to help those out whose lives have been harshly impacted by the oil spill.”
“All Night Long“, the new video from BUCKCHERRY, can be viewed here. The song is the title cut of the band’s brand new album, “All Night Long“, which is set for an August 3 release in North America via original independent label Eleven Seven Music. The band recently put the finishing touches on the record with producers Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, FUEL) and guitarist/songwriter Keith Nelson.
“It’s definitely a rock ‘n’ roll record,” Nelson previously said of the new CD. “I think that we’ve grown, we’ve expanded, lyrically, musically, as songwriters and as musicians. I think it’s next logical step in our evolution.” Todd added, “This record has a lot of uptemp beats, and it’s got a lot of groove, great guitar riffs. I just think we’re coming into our element. We’ve been doing it so long. It’s fun listening to the body of work back now. We didn’t do demos this time, so by the time we got here [to the recording studio], we were really chomping at the bit to hear some songs. And once we got ‘em in our hands, we knew we had something really special.”