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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Late Update - Monday 28th June, 2010

Rock 'n' Roll Legend Manager, Bill Aucoin Passes Away
1943 - 2010

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'THE GENIUS BEHIND KISS, BILLY IDOL and BILLY SQUIER...' is how his site described the man behind the successes of Kiss, Billy Squier and Billy Idol ...

This posted by Carol Kaye, of Kayos Productions, Inc today:

R.I.P. My Dear Friend and Mentor, Bill Aucoin:

William Aucoin, beloved record industry executive, manager, entrepreneur, and creative visionary, passed away this morning, Monday, June 28 at 9:11am EST at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, FL.

Born December 29, 1943, Bill was battling prostate cancer, and passed away from surgical complications.

The man known for masterminding the career of the world-renowned group KISS, Bill Aucoin also managed Starz, Toby Beau, Billy Squier, Billy Idol, and numerous other artists. His most recent venture is Aucoin Globe Entertainment, which he founded in 2007 ( In its three years, Bill and his company developed bands in the US and around the world.

He leaves behind his boyfriend of fifteen years, Roman Fernandez, and two sisters Betty Britton and Janet Bankowski.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Maroon 5 Announce NEW Dates for Nationwide Tour
Maroon 5 are excited to announce they’ve added new dates to their 2010 ‘Hands All Over’ tour.
The second leg, which will kick off on October 6th will follow the release of the band’s third studio album, Hands All Over (A&M/Octone), out September 21st. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars)

In addition, the band’s first single “Misery,” which was released last week on June 22nd, will impact radio airwaves today, June 28th with the video’s world premiere, July 1st on MTV and VH1. The guys will debut the track live on "Toyota Concert Series on Today" this Friday, July 2nd.

To kick off the summer tour, the band just announced they will take the stage at New York City’s Beacon Theatre for “Fuse Presents: Maroon 5 Live From the Beacon Theatre,” airing live in HD, Tuesday, July 27th at 9pm ET on Fuse TV. This concert will be held in support of The Garden of Dreams Foundation and Maroon 5’s charity of choice. Tickets will not be sold to the public, all seats will be reserved for those involved in the organizations.

Joining Maroon 5 for the first leg of their nationwide tour is an exciting group of rotating special guests, including: Owl City, Guster, Kris Allen, V.V. Brown and Ry Cuming. For the second leg of the tour, Bruno Mars and Ry Cuming will share the run of dates with pop rockers OneRepublic (see routing below). Tickets for select dates of the tour will go on sale the weekend of July 10th, 2010.

NEW tour dates for Maroon 5’s 2010 concert tour are as follows:
Aug. 2010
August 17th Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheater (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown)
Oct. 2010
October 6th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 8th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 10th Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 12th Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 14th Fresno, CA Save Mart Center (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 15th Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 16th San Diego, CA Viejas Arena (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 19th Tulsa, OK BOK Center (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)
October 21st Dallas, TX Center (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)
October 22nd Houston, TX The Woodlands (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)
October 23rd Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino (w/ One Republic)
October 27th Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)
October 28th Minneapolis, MN Target Center (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)
October 29th Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino (w/ Ry Cuming)

Select dates go on sale to the general public Saturday, July 10th @ 10am local time,please check for more info and Fan Club / VIP Packages
Previously announced tour dates for Maroon 5’s 2010 summer concert tour are as follows:
July 30th Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)
July 31st Gilford NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)
Aug. 2010
August 1st Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)
August 4th Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (w/Owl City, Ry Cuming)
August 5th Clarkston (Detroit) MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
August 7th Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Cnt. (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
*August 9th Boston MA Comcast Center (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
August 11th Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
August 13th Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
August 14th Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
August 15th Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (w/Owl City, V.V. Brown)
August 19th Miami, FL Bayfront Amphitheater (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown)
August 21st Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown)
August 24th Davidson, NC John Belk Arena at Davidson College (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown)
August 26th Chattanooga, TN McKenzie Arena (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown)
August 29th Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheater at Station Square (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown)
August 28th Lexington, KY Applebee’s Park (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown, Miggs)
August 31st Dayton, OH Fifth Third Field (w/Kris Allen, V.V. Brown, Miggs)
**September 1st Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater (w/ V.V. Brown)
* Previously August 10th at Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
** Previously August 6th at Verizon Wireless in Noblesville, IN

Journey frontman Arnel Pineda solo US and Canadian shows

Yes, it's funny, there seem to be some rumours doing the rounds already, that Journey frontman Arnel Pineda, is no longer with the band ... How much truth is in that remains to be seen.
The band at this time, based on interviews given by Neal Schon to Classic Rock magazine - But not many others ... - say the band is recording their next album, with Kevin Shirley.
A posting at read that Arnel is still in the band and he's helped with writing 2 of the new songs ...
That's not very convincing if you ask me, just 2 songs he was 'allowed' to contribute to?

Anyway, Journey aside, the frontman is hitting the US and Canada to play some live shows of his own!
The band is billed as, 'Arnel Pineda & Ammo Band' although some of the dates are already showing as cancelled? 
These dates from his site:

July 3, 8p - Reno, NV
Peppermill Resort Casino
or Call 877-525-7469

July 4, 8p - Las Vegas, NV CANCELLED
Las Vegas Hilton
Call 888-874-1719 or 323-590-3512
or 732-533-8880

July 9, 8p - Anaheim, CA CANCELLED
Heritage Forum
Call Katz Entertainment 562-219-7235

July 10, 8p - Rancho Mirage, CA
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - "The Show"
AA Entertainment 213-713-2033, 619-972-8824, 626-536-9305

July 17, 8p - Edmonton, Canada
Jubilee Auditorium
Forsight Promotions 780-995-6907

July 18, 8p - Vancouver, Canada
Center for the Performing Arts
Call 778-918-2508 or 778-865-5859

July 23, 8p - Calgary, Canada
Jubilee Auditorium
Ticket contact # to follow

July 25, 2p - Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
MPG Global Productions 732-257-4560

July 30, 8p - Toronto, Canada
Roy Thompson Hall
Call Box Office 416-872-4255

Aug 1, 7p - Honolulu, HI CANCELLED
Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

For more details on the guy:

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