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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 27th July, 2010

EUROPE ANNOUNCES  'BALLS 'N' BANNERS' UK TOUR: FEBRUARY 2011

ACADEMY EVENTS AND THE GIG CARTEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE AGENCY GROUP ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE EUROPE'S 'BALLS 'N' BANNERS' UK TOUR 2011!
HOT OFF THEIR KNOCKOUT PERFORMANCE AT THIS YEAR'S ITUNES FESTIVAL IN LONDON, AND LEADING UP TO THEIR APPEARANCE AT THIS YEAR'S SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, SWEDEN'S BIGGEST HARD ROCK BAND WILL UNDERTAKE A NATIONWIDE UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2011!


A SPECIAL PRE-SALE FOR EUROPE FANS WILL HAPPEN ON WEDNESDAY 28TH JULY FOLLOWED BY TICKETS THAT WILL GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM 9AM ON FRIDAY JULY 30TH.
THE TOUR FOLLOWS LAST YEAR'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'LAST LOOK AT EDEN' WHICH FEATURES THE SINGLE 'NEW LOVE IN TOWN' AND THE MAJESTIC TITLE TRACK. EUROPE VOCALIST JOEY TEMPEST STATES: "WE'RE GONNA BRING SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL WHEN WE RETURN TO THE UK IN FEBRUARY 2011. WE'RE HAVING THE TIME OF OUR LIVES RIGHT NOW AND THE AUDIENCE WILL EXPERIENCE A EUROPE CAMP THATS ON FIRE!"

CHECK OUT THE TOUR DATES PAGE FOR'BALLS 'N' BANNERS' UK TOUR DATES AND TICKETING LINKS!

STRYPER REVEALS 'MORE' CLIPS FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM ‘THE COVERING’

For a limited time, fans can preview Stryper's upcoming Big3 Records release by following Stryper frontman Michael Sweet on Twitter. The new collection of cover songs pays tribute to the bands that inspired Stryper, including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Kansas and many others.

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Following the success of their 25th Anniversary World Tour earlier this year, legendary rock band Stryper headed into the studio to work on their upcoming album, The Covering, tentatively scheduled for release October 13th from Big3 Records/SONY. For a limited time, fans can preview the new album by following Stryper frontman Michael Sweet on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/michaelhsweet where he will be revealing a hidden website where fans can hear exclusive song clips not available anywhere else.
The Covering, produced by Michael Sweet, will be unlike any previous Stryper recording, in that it’s a collection of cover songs from bands that inspired them and helped to shape their sound and musical identity, including past hits from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Kansas and many others. A cover of Black Sabbath’s hit “Heaven and Hell” will be the first single, with an expected iTunes release in advance of the album. The Covering will also include “God,” a new original recording from Stryper.

"Stryper recorded The Yellow and Black Attack (Enigma Records) back in 1983, and it was released the following year,” says Michael. “Twenty six years have passed and after seven studio releases and multiple compilation and live projects, we decided to show our fans where our roots lie musically. The Covering consists of particular songs and groups that molded and shaped us and made us who we are today.”

One of the highlights for Stryper fans is that The Covering is the first studio album in nearly two decades on which all four original members, plus longtime keyboardist Charles Foley, have recorded together.

“This record includes the original lineup,” explains Michael. Tim, Robert, Oz and I haven't recorded a full-length project together since 1990’s Against the Law (Enigma Records), so this is truly history in the making. We also had what was probably the best time we've ever had recording a record together and I believe that this comes through in the energy and the spirit of each track. We're all extremely excited about this record and more importantly, we're all extremely confident about the future of Stryper and the four of us making music together for years to come."
About Stryper
Stryper’s latest album, Murder by Pride, was released in 2009. The band supported the album with a year-long 25th Anniversary World Tour which took them throughout North America, South America, Europe and Australia. In 1984, Stryper broke onto the scene with their debut EP The Yellow and Black Attack, and have since gone on to sell 8 million albums and tour the world spreading an inspirational message through their branded sound of rock songs, heavy guitars, and pristine harmony vocals. The group’s unprecedented 1986 album To Hell with the Devil was the first Christian album to go platinum and was named one of the “100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music” by CCM Magazine. Stryper was also the first Christian band to get airplay on MTV, where they had several hit videos, including the #1 “Most Requested” videos “Free” and “Honestly.”
For more information, visit http://www.stryper.com/

Oh and to hear those new samples, go here: http://www.stryper.com/thecoveringsamples/

FM new UK dates

UK AOR act FM have just announced 3 new UK dates in the Autumn. The dates are as follows:


Keep up weith all their news here:

In addition to this, FM are also included in Classic rock magazines stroy on "The Return of AOR."
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Eagle Rock Gives DVD Treatment To

JACKSON BROWNE: GOING HOME
~Released August 17, 2010~


New York, NY (July 27, 2010)—Continuing to bring the stories of rock’s greatest pioneers to home entertainment, Eagle Rock will release Jackson Browne’s Going Home DVD on August 17.
A re-issue of the 1999 home video released via Pioneer, this music film has been revived for the DVD market as a reminder of Browne’s lasting legacy. This DVD, part documentary and part live experience, sees him reflecting on his four decade career. Going Home features not only interviews with Browne, but footage of live sets from different decades in his career seamlessly blended into one another. These live moments are a testament to the timeless nature of his music. Guest appearances, in interviews and performances, include Don Henley, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Eagles, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes, and Bonnie Raitt.

An accomplished songwriter with seven platinum records to his name, Jackson Browne’s homegrown, heartfelt music has earned him inductions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (2007). He’s penned hit songs not only for himself, but The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, and others. His honest, personal delivery and moving, breathing songs have laid the foundation for a solid and celebrated career, which is beautifully captured on Going Home.

Track Listing:
1.) I’m Alive
2.) Farther On
3.) Doctor My Eyes
4.) These Days
5.) Birds of St. Marks
6.) Your Bright Baby Blues
7.) Take It Easy
8.) In The Shape Of A Heart
9.) Everywhere I Go
10.) World In Motion
11.) You Can Get It If You Really Want It
12.) Good Morning Little Mutant
13.) All Along The Watchtower
14.) The Pretender
15.) For Everyman
16.) Lives In The Balance
17.) Knock On Any Door
18.) My Problem Is You
19.) Too Many Angels
20.) Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
21.) Sky Blue and Black
22.) Before the Deluge
23.) Running On Empty

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