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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Brief Late Update for Tuesday 18th January, 2011

Rush extra new tour dates announced for June 2011

Canadian rockers Rush have already lined up shows through April and May, but there's been a bunch more 'Time Machine' shows added for June 2011.
Yes, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neal 'The Professor' Peart already have live dates lined up through April (USA and Canada) and May (Europe) 2011 and now they are stretching into June, with return North American dates.
We still seem no closer at this point to 'that' new album release and more details, but now it's 2011, the new dates, start June 8th, in Greenville, South Carolina!
The new dates are as follows:

June 2011
June 8th Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center
June 10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
June 12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
June 14 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
June 16 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
June 18 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
June 22 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
June 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
June 26 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
June 28 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater

July 2 Seattle, WA The Gorge
For the original dates in April / May, go to:
Keep checking at for updates, as it must only be a matter of time - No pun intended! - before we learn more about that album and most likely, more live dates.

George Lynch update and Lynch Mob tour dates

Well, the update from George Lynch is sadly a little old (December 2010), but I missed it before ...
The man has of course been constantly pushed on the prospect of him rejoining Dokken and that of a full scale reunion.
After Dokken's 2010 summer tour dates were done last year, rumours were running around like crazy with talk of a possible Dokken reunion and even Jeff Pilson had said as much to me during our interview last year - Link here: - but now this comes from George Lynch himself, which probably puts paid to it:

“We feel it’s important to let folks know there will be no Dokken reunion in the foreseeable future, if ever. This is Don’s (Dokken) decision, despite Jeff’s and my best intentions and efforts over the past few years to make this happen in good faith. My apologies to VH1, Eddie Trunk, Steve Strange and all the fans who were pulling for this to happen”

Meantime, George has his Lynch Mob band hitting the road - still - in support of the very good 'Smoke and Mirrors' release, so go and check them out:

January 2011
01/21/11 Lynch Mob in West Hollywood, CA Key Club. USA.
01/22/11 Lynch Mob in San Diego, California. 4th & B. USA. 
01/24/11 Lynch Mob in Denver, CO. Casselman’s. USA. 
01/25/11 Lynch Mob in Lincoln, NE. The Grove. USA.
01/26/11 Lynch Mob in St. Paul, MN. Station 4. USA. 
01/27/11 Lynch Mob in Indianapolis, IN. Rock House Cafe. USA. 
01/28/11 Lynch Mob in Westland, MI. Token Lounge. USA. 
01/29/11 Lynch Mob in Boilingbrook, IL. Tailgaters. USA 
01/31/11 Lynch Mob in New York, NY. B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill. USA
February 2011
02/01/11 Lynch Mob in Toronto, Ontario. The Rock Pile Canada
02/02/11 Lynch Mob in Cambridge, Ontario. 515 Concert Club Canada

02/03/11 Lynch Mob in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Chance. USA
02/04/11 Lynch Mob in Springfield, VA. Jaxx. USA
02/05/11 Lynch Mob in Newark, DE. The Cube. USA
02/07/11 Lynch Mob in Greensboro, NC. Arizona Pete’s. USA
02/08/11 Lynch Mob in Buford, GA. 37 Main. USA
02/10/11 Lynch Mob in Kansas City, MO. Crosstown Station. USA
02/11/11 Lynch Mob in Oklahoma City, OK. Samurai’s. USA
02/12/11 Lynch Mob in Houston, TX. House Of Blues. USA
02/13/11 Lynch Mob in Dallas, TX. Trees. USA
Official site:

Rod Stewart teams up with Stevie Nicks for 2011 'Heart and Soul' tour

I know, many of you are thinking ... Come on Al! Rod Stewart, he's a has been!
Well, if the UK's Classic Rock magazine could give him a live review last year, then why can't I bloody mention him here, eh?! LOL!

Here's the press release ...



(LOS ANGELES – January, 2011) Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Thursday, January 13, that they have joined forces for one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, THE HEART AND SOUL TOUR. Launching March 20, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the tour will unite two of music’s most legendary forces for a series of arena concerts throughout North America - with performances already confirmed in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, Montreal and more.
The tour will feature both artists performing all rock and roll sets from their incomparable catalogs of hits and backed by an incredible band of musicians and stage production.
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 21.

Said Rod Stewart: “We haven’t yet begun rehearsals but I can already tell you this, with Stevie on board our audiences are in store for an evening of pure rock and roll music. I’m already thinking about which of my old favourites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two.”  

In a career spanning five decades, with an estimated 250 million album and single sales, Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and indisputably one of the most successful performers of all time. He finished 2010 at the top of both the touring and album charts - highlighted by his critically-heralded, sold-out first run of concerts at The Colosseum in Las Vegas, a “Boxscore,” chart-topping, 33-date European summer tour which included 4 sold-out dates at London’s O2 Arena. Throughout his prolific career, he’s garnered 16-Grammy nominations, including his current for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album," and sales of more than one million albums worldwide for his 2010 album FLY ME TO THE MOON … THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V. In addition, Rod Stewart is set to release THE BEST OF…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK available in stores February 1st, 2011 (J Records).

Stevie Nicks, Rock and Roll's reigning queen, will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD “IN: YOUR DREAMS” on May 3, 2011. The new album, her first album of new material in a decade, was co-produced by former Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. The new album is now available for fans to pre order at Fans who pre-order the CD will receive an instant download of the record's first single, the Nicks’ penned "Secret Love”. The official release date of the single is February 3rd. Nicks is a multi-Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of Fleetwood Mac.

Tour dates are as follows:


March 2011
March 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
March 23 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
March 24 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
March 26 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
March 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 30 - Boston, MA - TD Garden

April 2011
April 1 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
April 2 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Center
April 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
April 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
April 10 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
April 15 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
April 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl


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