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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 17th February, 2010

Steve Miller Band 2010 Tour Dates lining up...
(Steve Miller - Picture courtesy of
Legendary rocker Steve Miller who for many years, put touring on hold until about 5 or so years back is once again lining up a number of dates across the USA and Canada.

This statement issued at his website:
The Steve Miller Band has confirmed more than a dozen shows for 2010 with a Canadian swing through Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island coming in June. Check the tour page for details and ticket links to these and more shows as they are booked.

February 2010
February 20 Anaheim, Ca USA Honda Center
May 2010
May 21 Las Vegas, Nv USA M Resort 
May 22 Palm Springs, Ca USA Morongo Casino 
May 28 Robinsonville, Ms USA Grand Casino Tunica
May 29 Bossier City, La USA Harrah's Louisiana Downs
May 30 Little Rock, Ak USA Riverfest
June 2010
June 4 Summerside, PE Canada Credit Union Palace 
June 5 Halifax, NS Canada Halifax Metro Center 
June 7 Corner Brook, NL Canada Pepsi Center 
June 8 St. John's, NL Canada Mile One Center 
Jun 12 Atlantic City, NJ USA Hilton Hotel
June 13 Mashantucket, Ct USA MGM Grand 
July 2010
July 24 Pittsburgh, Pa USA PNC Park (after game with SD) 
July 25 Louisville, Ky USA Churchill Downs Music Festival
More to come...

Styx ..., where did you go guys???!

Today I went to the regular site, only to find that the 'domain name has expired?'
What the heck???!!
Guys, what's going on?! Where is Styx at now?!
I guess MySpace is the only place to follow the band for now then?!

Jeff Beck back on the road again
For Jeff Beck, the new album 'Emotion & Commotion' and tour follow in the wake of a triumphant 2009 - his most successful year ever. Among the many highlights were a sold-out world tour; his second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the release of the platinum-selling 'Performing This Week… Live At Ronnie Scott’s,' which earned a Grammy nomination for his breath-taking live performance of “A Day In The Life” and magnificent performances with his band at the 25th Anniversary Concert of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden. 

The Jeff Beck Band also has a new line up for those that didn't know - Full band line up:
Jeff Beck - Guitar

Narada Michael Walden – Drums. A multi-Grammy Award winning producer, drummer and singer- songwriter in his own right Narada has collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Tom Jones. Narada also featured and composed four tracks on Beck’s classic 1976 album 'Wired' and has been a long time friend of Jeff’s.

Rhonda Smith – Bass. Has played with a whole host of artists from Prince (playing to 1.4 million people on The Musicology Tour), Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Little Richard to name a few. In addition to this Rhonda has made genre defining solo records also employing her unique vocal talents.

Jason Rebello – Keyboards. The UK Jazz supremo who has worked with Jeff since 2006, has performed with Madeleine Peyroux, Chaka Khan and Sting.

Hot on the heels of all that, he's confirmed to play at this years Bonnaroo festival.
'Bannaroo Music and Arts Festival' have announced Jeff Beck will be playing on the 12th June.
Go to to purchase your tickets.

That's not all as Jeff has also lined up a number of other tour dates too.
With Eric Clapton:
Thurs Feb 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Feb 19 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Sun Feb 21 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Center
Mon Feb 22 Montreal, Canada Bell Center

with Jeff Beck Band
Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion Tour (First Leg of U.S. Tour):

April 2010
16 San Francisco - Nob Hill Masonic Centre
17 Los Angeles - Nokia Theatre LA Live
18 Temecula - Pechanga Resort&Casino
19 San Diego - 4th & B
24 Houston - Verizon Wireless Theatre
25 Dallas - Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
27 Tulsa - Brady Theatre
28 Kansas City - Starlight Theatre
29 St. Louis - Fox Theatre
30 Memphis - Beale Street Music Festival
May 2010
1 New Orleans - Jazz Festival (Gentilly Stage)
June 2010
20 Detroit - The Fillmore - 94.7 WCSX Birthday Jam

Asia announces more tour dates for 2010

Asia are in the process of wrapping things up on their forthcoming new album, 'Omega' due for release in April 2010, meantime new dates have been added to Asia's 2010 tour. The complete list (so far) is below.

Europe - April 2010
Apr. 21 - Helsinki, Finland - House of Culture
Apr. 22 - Moscow, Russia - B1 Club
Apr. 24 - Rome, Italy - Auditorium
Apr. 26 - Prague, Czech Republic - Retro
Apr. 27 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Salzhaus
Apr. 28 - Graz, Austria - Orpheum
Apr. 30 - Paris, France - Casino De Paris

May 2010
May 1 - Uden, Netherlands - de Pul
May 2 - Asschaffenburg, Germany
May 3 - Nuremburg, Germany - Hirsch
May 4 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
May 6 - Reichenbach, Germany - Die Halle
May 7 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche Prinz-Regent-Strasse 50-60
May 8 - Osnabruck, Germany - Rosenhof Rosenplatz 23
May 9 - Bonn, Germany - Bruckenforum
Japan - May 2010
May 13th – Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
May 14th – Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
May 15th – Yokohama, Japan - Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
May 17th – Osaka, Japan - Grancube
May 18th – Nagoya, Japan - Nagoya Shi Kokaido

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