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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rock News for Thursday 21st January, 2010

TSO - Trans Siberian Orchestra announce Spring Tour dates, yes really!

OK, I know most of you associate the Trans Siberian Orchestra with Christmas which you'd be 100% right on ... As that's what I usually do!
I guess on the back of the success of their latest album "Night Castle" they want to get out and do some more dates and they've gone and announced dates all the way from March 25th where they kick the tour off in Cincinnati, OH at the Taft Theatre there and run right through until May 2nd in Dallas, TX at the Nokia Theatre there.

I will say that for the most part the venues are for the most part scaled down locations from the Christmas tour dates.
Anyway, these guys are a class act and if you keep thinking, 'Yeah, I'll catch them next time ...' Take my advice and don't put it off!
I have only ever seen the show once, but which like many of my friends I went every year. Yes, it's that good, so don't keep putting it off, trust me!

Enough of my ramblings, here are the tour dates they've just announced and I saw it posted through their Facebook page, but there's more info of course at the bands own website:

Date:  Time:  City:  Venue:
Thu. Mar. 25, 2010 7:30 PM Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
Fri. Mar. 26, 2010 8:00 PM Akron, OH EJ Thomas Perf. Arts Hall-Univ. of Akron
Sat. Mar. 27, 2010 3:00 PM Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center - Palace Theater
Sat. Mar. 27, 2010 8:00 PM Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center - Palace Theater
Sun. Mar. 28, 2010 7:30 PM Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
Wed. Mar. 31, 2010 7:30 PM Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center

Thu. Apr. 01, 2010 7:30 PM Boston, MA The Wang Center For the Performing Arts
Fri. Apr. 02, 2010 8:00 PM Hartford, CT The Bushnell Center For the Performing Arts
Sat. Apr. 03, 2010 8:00 PM Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
Sun. Apr. 04, 2010 7:30 PM Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
Mon. Apr. 05, 2010 7:30 PM Erie, PA Warner Theater
Wed. Apr. 07, 2010 7:30 PM Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
Thu. Apr. 08, 2010 8:00 PM New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Fri. Apr. 09, 2010 8:00 PM Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center For the Performing Arts
Sat. Apr. 10, 2010 8:00 PM Albany, NY Palace Theater
Sun. Apr. 11, 2010 7:30 PM Washington, DC Warner Theater
Tue. Apr. 13, 2010 7:30 PM Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Thu. Apr. 15, 2010 7:30 PM Buffalo, NY Sheas Performing Center
Fri. Apr. 16, 2010 8:00 PM Columbus, OH Palace Theater
Sat. Apr. 17, 2010 8:00 PM Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Sun. Apr. 18, 2010 7:30 PM St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Tue. Apr. 20, 2010 7:30 PM Grand Rapids, MI Devos Performance Hall
Wed. Apr. 21, 2010 7:30 PM Detroit, MI Detroit Opera House
Thu. Apr. 22, 2010 7:30 PM Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
Fri. Apr. 23, 2010 8:00 PM Des Moines, IA Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Sat. Apr. 24, 2010 8:00 PM Minneapolis, MN State Theater
Sun. Apr. 25, 2010 7:30 PM Kansas City, MO Kansas City Music Hall
Tue. Apr. 27, 2010 7:30 PM Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall
Wed. Apr. 28, 2010 7:30 PM Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum
Fri. Apr. 30, 2010 8:00 PM San Antonio, TX San Antonio Municipal Auditorium

Sat. May. 01, 2010 8:00 PM Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Sun. May. 02, 2010 7:30 PM Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

Quick reminder of Jim Peterik and World Stage THIS weekend. 10th Anniversary gig

Jim Peterik is a guy that I have a great deal of time for, as he is the man behind some truly excellent songs that he's written himself or co-written with others.
If you're still thinking I know the name but ..., where is he from again?!
He was alongside Frankie Sullivan in Survivor, the other main man there, responsible for writing and producing a lot of material there.
Jim Peterik has gone on since leaving Survivor to a band called World Stage, which is more of a project than a band as not a great deal happens with World Stage, although there has been 2 CD releases from them.
With the World Stage project Jim Peterik seems to call in a lot of favours from friends in the industry including members of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, 38 Special, Loverboy, Triumph, as well as Jimi Jamison the former singer in Survivor and not to mention a number of very talented individuals with great talents / voices that also appear live with him when he finally puts a show on here or there.

Well this weekend he is playing a show which is the celebration of 10 years of him starting World Stage and no surprise it's a star studded cast of players and I'm certain they'll be a few others that come along for the
occasion too!
If you are in the Chicago area this weekend, then I urge you to check this out.
Here's the details:

Jim Peterik and World Stage

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, 8 p.m.

The players will include:
Jim Peterik and Ides of March
Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger
Jimi Jamison (Ex-Survivor)
Jazz guitarist/vocalist Nick Colionne
Mike Reno of Loverboy
Singer/songwriter Cathy Richardson
Joel Hoekstra of Night Ranger
Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions)
Lisa McClowry
Marzette Griffith
Anthony Gomes
Colin Peterik

The venue is:
McAninch Arts Center at the Collage of Dupage fawell and Park BL.
More on that NAMM Damn Yankees reunion ...

Just noticed on the Night Ranger website - - a posting about the Damn Yankees reunion and gives a link to both the tracks they played, "High Enough" and "Comin' Of Age."

Jack (Blades) a part of Damn Yankees reunion for ONE NIGHT at The NAMM Show!

The DAMN YANKEES reunited this past weekend at NAMM, the North American Music Merchants Convention in Anaheim. This marks the first time Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades and Michael Cartellone have performed live since 2002.

Right after Night Ranger finished up their set at the Taylor booth at NAMM, Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, and Michael Cartellone all joined Jack Blades on stage to play "Coming of Age" and "High Enough" as well as Ted Nugent's classic, "Cat Scratch Fever."

Deep Purple add more shows to world tour

(Deep Purple current line up)
Yes, it seems as the New Year events are all behind us now, many bands are starting to announce their tour dates for the year ahead in 2010 and Deep Purple are doing just the same!
Sadly though, no dates in sight yet for the USA.

Over at these are the latest additional dates they've added:


4.27.10 Brisbane, Australia
4.28.10 Sydney, Australia
4.29.10 Newcastle, Australia
5.1.10 Canberra, Australia
5.2.10 Melbourne, Australia
5.3.10 Adelaide, Australia
5.5.10 Perth, Australia

5.10.10 Hong Kong, China

5.12.10 Singapore
For full details of all dates for the band and links to specific venues, go here:

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