Monday, March 22, 2010
Update for Monday 22nd March, 2010
Well folks, not a whole lot new to share today ... Very little update news for you.
Plenty of items in for review right now, DVD's and CD's so hoping to get more of those covered for your reading pleasure soon!
Hopefully Tuesday will bring more news of note. Enjoy the rest of your Monday! :)
Single news item ..
Kings of Southern Rock Lynyrd Skynyrd join with King of Reality TV Bret Michaels and 38 Special for 2010 Concert Tour!!!
NASHVILLE, TN – Yes, you read it right…three extraordinary acts… one stage! The Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida will be the first stop on a multi-city tour with legendary artists Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels with guests 38 Special. Starting June 2010, the sparks fly and the amps go to 11! Produced by Live Nation, a collaboration of this scale is definitely going to be a powerful live experience for fans.
Speaking about the tour, Johnny Van Zant said,”The band and I have been friends with Bret for years and are looking forward to finally getting to tour with him. It's going to be a kick-ass show complete with new music plus all the fan favorites. Skynyrd will definitely be pulling for Bret to become the next Celebrity Apprentice!"
“There is no doubt that Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of my all time favorite rock and roll bands. I have been friends with them a long time, so I am honored that Skynyrd has asked me to join them on their tour this summer” says Bret Michaels. “I will have a chance to play all the Poison greatest hits, plus all the new solo hits including "Nothing to Lose" (featuring Miley Cyrus), songs from "Rock of Love," "Celebrity Apprentice" and the new solo CD "Custom Built." The Lynyrd Skynyrd / Bret Michaels tour will be a summer concert celebration of awesome music, amazing fans and most important a kick ass night of rock and roll. To sum it up Lynyrd Skynyrd / Bret Michaels is a nothing but a good time summer party that will rock your world.”
Confirmed tour dates include:
Thu Jun 10 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun Jun 13 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu Jun 17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri Jun 18 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sat Jun 19 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun Jun 20 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu Jun 24 Detroit, MI DTE Energy CenterMusic Theatre
Fri Jun 25 Chicago, IL* First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sat Jun 26 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheaterre
Sun Jun 27 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu Jul 01 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Fri Jul 02 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C Bank Arts Centre
Sat Jul 03 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thu Jul 08 Cleveland Blossom Music CenterPavilion
Fri Jul 09 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Pavilion Live
Sat Jul 10 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Sun Jul 11 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Tickets go on sale beginning March 26th at LiveNation.com
About Lynyrd Skynyrd: The band has enjoyed continued success and visibility in the past few years including a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. Their American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” has passed the 2 million mark in downloaded ringtones. With the release of their 'God & Guns' CD last fall, the band once again climbed the Rock Charts with the single "Still Unbroken". High profile appearances, including the show closer at VH1 Fashion Rocks helped to expose the band to a younger audience. With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million, Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a major cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
About Bret Michaels: Bret Michaels, front man of the legendary rock band Poison and hit reality shows , Nashville Star, Rock of Love, and now Celebrity Apprentice is currently promoting his new hit single “Nothing to Lose”, featuring Miley Cyrus. Bret has sold over 25 million records and has scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including "Talk Dirty to Me," “Nothing But a Good Time” and the timeless #1 smash "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." Rock of Love with Bret Michaels has been an enormous ratings winner for VH1. The series has became the highest rated show on VH1 and has consistently won its time slot when aired, including multiple airings. He also is working on his autobiography with Simon and Shuster called “Roses and Thorns.”
About 38 Special: Formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida. By the early 1980s, 38 Special began amalgamating southern rock and arena rock in their music, thereby kicking off a string of successful albums and singles. Their first high-charting song was "Hold On Loosely" (1981); "Caught Up In You" (1982) and "If I'd Been The One" (1983) both hit #1 on Billboard magazine's Album Rock Tracks chart. "Back Where You Belong" (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites, and "Second Chance" (1989), a #1 hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart, was sung by former Specialist Max Carl. The current lineup consists of Barnes, Van Zant, guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry Junstrom, keyboardist Bobby Capps and drummer Gary Moffatt.
*38 Special will not be part of the Chicago show.