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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rock News for Saturday 17th July, 2010

Michael Schenker Group 30th Anniversary Tour Dates
New "Live In Tokyo: 30th Anniversary Japan Tour" Release
Coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and CD on October 19

Michael Schenker Group has 26 US tour dates scheduled for this July and August (see below).

The "Live In Tokyo: 30th Anniversary Japan Tour", to be released on October 19, was recorded in January 2010 during the 30th Anniversary Japan Tour. On this tour, the Michael Schenker Group consisted of Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Simon Phillips, Wayne Findlay, and Neil Murray.
The band, in impectable form, blasts through a track list highlighting all stages of Schenker's career: from UFO and Scorpions hits, through MSG classic tracks, to his solo compositions.

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MSG 30th Anniversary World Tour - North American Dates:

July 2010
JUL 17 2010 - Angel's Roadhouse - Yucaipa, CA
JUL 18 2010 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
JUL 21 2010 - Back Stage Live SA - San Antonio, TX
JUL 22 2010 - 18th Bar & Grill - San Leon, TX
JUL 23 2010 - Trees - Dallas, TX
JUL 24 2010 - Zoo Amphitheatre (Rock N America Festival) - Oklahoma City, OK
JUL 27 2010 - Showcase Live - Foxborough, MA
JUL 28 2010 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
JUL 29 2010 - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ
JUL 30 2010 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
JUL 31 2010 - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza - New York, NY
August 2010
AUG 01 2010 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
AUG 02 2010 - Eleanor Rigby's (NEW) - Jermyn, PA
AUG 03 2010 - The House Of Blues (NEW) - Cleveland, OH
AUG 04 2010 - Scatz Nightclub - Middleton, WI
AUG 06 2010 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
AUG 07 2010 - Xclamation Festival - Modesto, CA
AUG 08 2010 - Tower Theatre - Fresno, CA
AUG 11 2010 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
AUG 12 2010 - Dante's - Portland, OR
AUG 13 2010 - The Last Day Saloon - Santa Rosa, CA
AUG 14 2010 - Pepperbelly's - Fairfield, CA
AUG 15 2010 - The Avalon - Santa Clara, CA
AUG 17 2010 - The Boardwalk (DATE CHANGE) - Orangevale, CA
AUG 18 2010 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
AUG 19 2010 - Key Club West - Hollywood, CA
AUG 21 2010 - Rosemont Theatre (NEW) - Rosemont, IL

Joe Elliott talks new Def Leppard live album and about Down 'n' Outz

Joe Elliott has been talking to Billboards Gary Graff - The man from Detroit, who writes for everyone, but is truly elusive! - about a new Def Leppard live album from 2009 dates and his latest side project Down 'n' Outz. Read on ...

Even as Joe Elliott releases the first album by his side project, Down 'n' Outz, Def Leppard is hatching plans for some archival projects in 2011. Elliott tells that the group, which is taking 2010 off from touring, is putting together a live album culled from its 2009 tour that may include some new material as well.

"We've got tentative plans to do a four- or five-track EP of new songs as part of it," Elliott explains, citing inspiration from previous concert releases such as Kiss' "Alive II," Ian Hunter's "Welcome to the Club" and Genesis' "Three Sides Live," all of which included fresh songs.
The set will actually be Def Leppard's first full-scale live album, since the group has only released concert recordings on compilations and recent deluxe editions of "Pyromania," "Hysteria" and "Adrenalize."

"There'll be stuff from this century on it -- 'Rock On,' 'Nine Lives,' 'Come On Come On,' " Elliott notes. "Vivian [Campbell] has been in the band 17 years, so I think he deserves a shot at being on a live record. We've got a live video out from the Steve [Clark] era, [1989's] 'In the Round, In Your Face;' I've always said before that if you're desperate to hear us live, put that video on and turn your telly off and just listen to the sound."

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Everybody's working for the weekend and Loverboy Tour dates

Well, Loverboy have no new album to promote, but as with most of the successful 80's rock the live circuit is still very demanding for many bands from that era.
The Loverboy summer / fall concert tour dates schedule is as follows:

July 2010
Jul-24-10 Central Point, OR Jackson County Fair
Jul-30-10 Vernon, BC, Motoplex 
Jul-31-10 Tumbler Ridge, BC Grizfest
August 2010
Aug-11-10 Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin State Fair
Aug-12-10 Osh Kosh, WI Waterfest Concert Series
Aug-14-10 Houston, TX The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
Aug-19-10 Syracuse, NY Market Block Party
Aug-20-10 Quebec City, QC City Expo
Aug-21-10 Sackville, NS Weir Rockin
Aug-24-10 Vancouver PNE
Aug-28-10 Waterloo, IA Isle Casino
September 2010
Sep-03-10 Kinder, LA Coushantta Casino
Sep-11-10 Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lewis Playhouse
Sep-18-10 Destin, FL Fishermans Wharf
October 2010
Oct-10-10 Glen Ellen, CA BR Cohn Winery

The live dates are constantly updated so check back regularly to:

Status Quo - In The Army Now - Help for Heroes

On 26 September 2010, Status Quo will release a brand new version of their classic hit "In The Army Now" through Universal / UMC. All profits from this updated and lyrically-reworked version of a true fan favourite will be donated equally to the British Forces Foundation and Help For Heroes charities.
The former is dedicated to boosting the morale of British troops in whichever theatre they serve, and the latter provides direct support for injured personnel.

Francis Rossi said, "It seemed like the right time to do this. This release is intended to show our support for the Allied Forces around the world, but in particular, of course, the British Armed Forces. We want people to celebrate what they do, say thank you and also support these vital charities."
Rick Parfitt added, "We've even roped the Army in to help us create a stunning video that will really give the song some heavy firepower. We're also lobbying the Government to waive VAT on the single".

Recorded just weeks ago at the Vestry Hall of the London College of Music, the track was, once again, produced by Pip Williams. This 2010 recording features male and female backing singers from the Corps of Army Music.

The "In The Army Now" single is aimed at refocusing attention on the amazing job being done for us around the world by the Armed Forces and also in raising some much needed funds to better support those who need it most. Status Quo are delighted to get involved with these two charities and hope that the British public connect with the campaign too. 
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Asia Featured In USA Today ...
The story also features Bachman and Turner, Iron Maiden, YOSO, Steve Miller Band and more

ASIA was featured in a story that appeared in the July 16th USA TODAY about classic rock acts that have returned in 2010 with new albums and tours. Over 6 million readers had access to the story.
The link to the story can be found here:


On August 2, ASIA will kick off its fifth North American tour since its 2006 reformation at The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, in New Bedford, MA. The 29-city tour will conclude on September 8th at The Moore Theatre, in Seattle, WA. The concerts will feature an all-new light show, and an exciting mix of ASIA standards and hits, as well as selections from OMEGA, the band's new studio disc.

ASIA's 2010 Omega World Tour, which has already brought the band to The UK, Japan, and Europe, now heads to The United States.
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