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Friday, February 26, 2010

Rock News for Friday 26th February, 2010

Toto to reform briefly to honour Mike Porcaro

Former kings of AOR, Toto who called an end to all things Toto at the end of their 'Falling In Between' tour in 2008, will briefly reunite for some European Summer tour dates, to honour their Toto brother Mike Porcaro.

The band made this brief statement today through their website:

TOTO reforming in July 2010 — TOTO Band statement

'Former members of Toto are reforming for a brief tour this summer in Europe to honor their brother Mike Porcaro who is living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
The line-up will include David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Simon Phillips, Joseph Williams and special guest, Nathan East.'

The exact tour schedule will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

Foreigner to hit the road for dates with Styx and Kansas!

This was just announced today on Foreigner's website, in support of their latest album, 'Can't Slow Down.':

Foreigner and Styx Spring Tour!

We are pleased to announce that this spring Foreigner will be joined by Styx for a co-headlined tour with special guest, Kansas! Beginning in Mid-May, the tour is scheduled to run through early July, before Foreigner heads off for the 2010 European summer tour. The full details and dates of the tour are currently being finalized and more details are on the way! Below is a list of confirmed dates that will be going on sale shortly. For the full list of Foreigner's tour, check out the Tour Page.

Date City Venue On Sale
May 2010
05/14/10 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre 03/06/10
05/23/10 Jackpot, NV Cactus Petes Casino 02/27/10
June 2010
06/03/10 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre 02/27/10
06/04/10 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis 02/27/10

More dates to be announced, keep up at:

Tom Petty with an interesting tour plan

Pollstar has posted  a story with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers announcing a North American tour featuring guest appearances by Crosby, Stills & Nash, My Morning Jacket, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top and Drive-By Truckers.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers band will be hitting the road in support of their first studio album in 8 years – 'Mojo' – which is scheduled for an early Spring release.
Fans who purchase tickets online will be e-mailed special codes entitling them to download two tracks from the new album, those tracks being: “First Flash Of Freedom” and “Good Enough” and will also receive a download of the entire album upon its release.
You can also get a taste of Mojo by listening to the stream of “Good Enough” available on the group’s Web site:

Tour dates lined up so far:
May 2010
Thu 05/06/10 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Fri 05/07/10 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 05/09/10 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Sat 05/15/10 Dallas, TX Center
Sun 05/16/10 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tue 05/18/10 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
Sat 05/22/10 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

June 2010Wed 06/02/10 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 06/03/10 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sat 06/05/10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Tue 06/08/10 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Fri 06/11/10 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sat 06/12/10 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Tue 06/15/10 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Wed 06/16/10 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sat 06/19/10 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Tue 06/22/10 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Wed 06/23/10 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
Fri 06/25/10 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater (Appearing at "Summerfest" )

July 2010
Sat 07/10/10 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Tue 07/13/10 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Thu 07/15/10 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
Sat 07/17/10 Chicago, IL United Center
Tue 07/20/10 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Thu 07/22/10 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Sat 07/24/10 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Wed 07/28/10 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Sat 07/31/10 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Center

August 2010
Wed 08/11/10 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Thu 08/12/10 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Sat 08/14/10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sun 08/15/10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 08/17/10 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Thu 08/19/10 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Sat 08/21/10 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Tue 08/24/10 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Wed 08/25/10 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri 08/27/10 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

REO Speedwagon Plot Tour With Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon, together again? If it seems like an odd marriage, learn your history: the two paired up in 1995 for a cross-country co-headlining tour that was, by all accounts, a hit. In their quest to prove that lightning may indeed strike twice, the two acts have partnered up again for "Love on the Run" an extended summer tour that will take them to arenas, amphitheaters and, yes, casinos across the country. There's even one date at a California winery.

"Pat Benatar remains one of a select few great female rock voices and Neil Giraldo one of the most underrated rock guitar slingers," REO's Kevin Cronin tells Spinner. "Listen to any of their records and you hear Pat's amazing vocal with Neil's powerful yet artistic guitar work as a perfect compliment."

We're pretty sure Benatar's camp feels the same way about REO Speedwagon. In a release about the upcoming tour, Benatar says that "it should be a blast for us as well as the audience." If they're having fun, everybody's having fun.

Tour Dates 2010
February 2010
February 26, 2010 Freedom Hall Louisville, KY (with STYX & 38 Special)
February 28, 2010 Lucas County arena Toledo,OH (with Styx & 38 Special)
March 2010
March 03, 2010 National Auditorium Paseo de la Reforma No 50 Bosque de Chapultepec Mexico City (With STYX)
March 04, 2010 Arena Monterrey Conchello Esq. Madero Monterry, Mexico (With STYX)
March 11, 2010 Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City, FL
March 12, 2010 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
March 13, 2010 Mercer Theatre Savannah, GA
March 26, 2010 Genesse Theatre Waukegan, IL
March 27, 2010 Rialto Square Theatre Joliet, IL
April 2010
April 10, 2010 Crystal Grand Music Theatre Lake Delton, WI
April 16, 2010 - IP Casino Resort and Spa Biloxi, MS
April 17, 2010 - Wild Adventures Theme Park Valdosta, GA
April 22, 2010 - Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
April 23, 2010 - Peppermill Concert Hall Wendover, NV
May 2010
May 28, 2010 - Riverwind Casino Norman, OK
May 29, 2010 - Farmers Branch Memorial Day Celebration/Gussie Field Watterworth Park Farmers Branch, TX
May 30, 2010 - Winstar Casino Thackerville , OK
June 2010
June 19, 2010 - Freedom Fest - La Crosse Municipal Airport La Crosse, WI
July 2010
July 30, 2010 - Agua Caliente Casino Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA
October 2010
October 01, 2010 - Gretna Heritage Festival Gretna, LA

June 2010
Jun 24, 2010 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena On Sale 3/19
Jun 25, 2010 - Rutland, VT Vermont State Fairgrounds On Sale TBD
Jun 26, 2010 - Atlantic City, NJ Caesar’s Atlantic City On Sale 3/6
Jun 29, 2010 - Vienna, VA The Filen Center On Sale TBD

July 2010
Jul 1, 2010 - Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater On Sale 3/7
Jul 2, 2010 - St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sale TBD
Jul 3, 2010 - Orlando, FL Universal Studios Florida On Sale TBD
Jul 8, 2010 - Lampe, MO Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre On Sale TBD
Jul 9, 2010 - Memphis, TN Memphis Botanic Gardens On Sale TBD
Jul 11, 2010 - Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre On Sale TBD
Jul 15, 2010 - Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs On Sale 4/15
Jul 16, 2010 - Walker, MN Moondance Jam Fairgrounds On Sale TBD
Jul 17, 2010 - Red Wing, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino On Sale TBD
Jul 18, 2010 - Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion On Sale TBD
Jul 21, 2010 - Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater On Sale TBD
Jul 23, 2010 - Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center On Sale TBD
Jul 24, 2010 - Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre On Sale TBD
Jul 27, 2010 - Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery On Sale TBD
Jul 31, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre On Sale TBD

August 2010
Aug 27, 2010 - Gilford, NH US Cellular Pavilion On Sale 3/5

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