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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Late Brief Rock News Update for Tuesday 23rd November, 2010

Goo Goo Dolls announce Canadian 2011 tour

Starting in February 2011, the Goo Goo Dolls will embark on a Canadian tour taking them through February and into March in support of their, 'Something For The Rest of Us'  album.

Here's the Canadian dates confirmed so far, although I'm sure they'll be more knowing these guys and their love of playing live!

February 2011
02/08 St John's, NL Delta Conference Centre*

02/09 Grandfalls Windsor, NL Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium*
02/11 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium*
02/12 Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown Trade and Convention Centre*
02/14 St John, NB Saint John Trade and Convention Centre*
02/16 Montreal, QC Olympia Theatre*
02/18 Ottawa, ON NAC*
02/19 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place*
02/20 Windsor, ON The Colosseum @ Ceasar's
02/23 Winnipeg, MB Pantages*
02/25 Regina, SK Casino Regina
02/26 Edmonton, AB River Cree Casino
02/28 Calgary, AB Jack Singer*
March 2011
03/02 Vancouver, BC Commodore*
03/04 Grande Ronde, OR Spirit Mountain Casino
03/05 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
03/06 Worley, ID Coeur D'Alene Casino
Pre-sales kick off through the bands website and fan club, The Inner Machine:

Meantime, here's a live clip from a recent show in Brixton:

Jimi Jamison working with Bobby Kimball

Not a lot of details on this at this time and many of you may have already seen this information posted at other sites, but anyway ... It's here now! ;-)
Yes, according to Jimi Jamison's (Ex-Survivor, Target, Cobra) website, he is currently recording a new album with ex-Toto and current YOSO frontman, Bobby Kimball.
I'd like to think Jim Peterik may have a hand in it also, so keep looking folks and as soon as I know more, I will share.
Alternatively go to:

Mike and the Mechanics return with new line up

It was extremely sad when the world lost Paul Young, the former singer in Sad Cafe and also joint lead vocalist in Mike and the Mechanics, but Mike and the Mechanics seemed to soldier on, albeit on a more reserved form and only performing rare gigs.
Then Paul Carrack decided to go back to a solo career with live shows and new albums.
So with Genesis looking to be on hold once more, what was Mike Rutherford going to do?
It seems he's formed a new version of Mike and the Mechanics, now featuring solo artist and leader of the band formerly known as Roachford, Andrew Roachford, alongside stageshow vocalist, Tim Howar.

The band it seems have put together a new album or are now wrapping it up, titled 'The Road' with a release date pencilled in for April 2011 on the Arista label and a full blown UK tour!
There's various news stories around the web that you'll find on this and as there's no official Mike and the Mechanics website or Mike Rutherford site, it's really down to fan site: 
that you'll find the best information, meantime, here's the confirmed tour dates and the tour is backed by Live Nation.

APRIL 2011
Wednesday 27th - HULL City Hall
Thursday 28th - DONCASTER Dome
Saturday 30th - BRADFORD St GeorgeĆ¢€™s Hall

MAY 2011
Sunday 1st - YORK Grand Opera House
Tuesday 3rd - OXFORD New Theatre
Thursday 5th - NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Monday 9th - LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 11th - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Thursday 12th - BRIGHTON Centre
Friday 13th - BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sunday 15th - PLYMOUTH Pavillion
Tuesday 17th - CARDIFF CIA
Wednesday 18th - IPSWICH Regent Theatre
Friday 20th - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Saturday 21st - BLACKPOOL Opera House
Sunday 22nd - LIVERPOOL Empire
Tuesday 24th - EDINBURGH Playhouse
Wednesday 25th - GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium
Thursday 26th - GATESHEAD The Sage
Saturday 28th - SHEFFIELD City Hall
Sunday 29th - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Sorry for the lack of updates folks, we lost power here last night as I was working on updates and so I didn't get to catch up again until tonight! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!

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