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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brief News Update for Thursday March 24th, 2010

Hi folks, well you won't believe this one ....!
I've been locked out of my laptop, where I usually work on the site, when I'm out on the road and so I'm having to use the Holiday Inn's (Cincinnati), business centre, to do this update ... You have no idea what I'm trying to deal with here folks?!
There is no function associated with a right mouse click, I cannot save any images to input to this posting so this is a complete joke! So I'm sorry if this news update is somewhat disappointing. Cheers, Al 


Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American classic rock group featuring the talents of blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), has announced the title of their much-anticipated second album.
The album will be called “2” and will be released in the UK on June 13th via Mascot Records, followed by a US release on June 14th on the J&R Adventures label.

The album track listing is as follows:
1. The Outsider
2. Man In The Middle
3. I Can See Your Spirit
4. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
5. Save Me
6. Cold
7. Smokestack Woman
8. Faithless
9. An Ordinary Son
10. Little Secret
11. Crossfire
12. Crawl

On June 9, the band will kick off a US Summer Tour in San Diego, CA. In July, BCC will embark on a European tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (Saturday 23rd July), London’s High Voltage Festival (Sunday 24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (Friday 29th July), and the Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July).

The Summer 2011 live shows are long overdue and very highly anticipated, as the only live shows the band have performed previously was when they played two sold out concerts in Wolverhampton and London during late December 2010.

When the band performed in the heart of the Black Country at Wolverhmapton’s Civic Hall in front of a 3,000 strong crowd on Dec. 29, 2010, the Birmingham Mail newspaper described the band’s performance as “rip-roaring” and “breathtaking," while the Express & Star newspaper said, “From the moment Hughes’ thunderous bass riff introduced ‘Black Country’ it was like a torch had been lit underneath the famous old venue, the ghosts of rock Christmases past roaring into the present!”

Black Country Communion released its self-titled debut album in September 2010 to rave reviews. Mojo magazine gave the album four stars and Classic Rock magazine said it’s “Possibly, the best hard rock album of 2010.” Music Radar described it as “a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners.”

During its first week of release in the UK, the album hit the #1 spot in the Official Top 40 Rock Album Chart, and also hit #13 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart and #2 in the UK’s Official Top 40 Indie Album Chart. The album was voted #3 in Classic Rock magazine’s “Critics Album of the Year” poll, while Planet Rock radio listeners crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010.
Official band website:




(New York, NY) - Foreigner will be performing an exclusive show at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York City on March 30th as part of iHeartRadio Live, a Clear Channel entertainment production that features private performances and interviews with today's top recording artists. The band will be playing selections from Foreigner '4' and other songs from their repertoire of sixteen top thirty songs and radio favorites. Videos from the show will be available on and
Released in 1981, '4' was Foreigner's fourth studio album and features the hit singles "Urgent," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," and "Juke Box Hero."

"To provide the Q104.3 audience with an exclusive, intimate performance with a band like Foreigner in our P.C. Richard & Son Theater is incredible all by itself," said Eric Wellman, Program Director, Q104.3. "To give them the experience of hearing Foreigner classics including songs from Foreigner '4,' one of the defining albums in the history of rock, played live right before your eyes is amazing! Six times platinum? Is that all? I can't wait!"

This summer Razor & Tie will release a Foreigner live DVD featuring the band's greatest hits filmed in Chicago in March. Razor & Tie will also release a new studio album of Foreigner hits, including classics such "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Double Vision," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," and "I Want to Know What Love Is," to name a few. The live DVD performance will be featured in a PBS TV national broadcast in the summer. More details of this exciting event will follow.

"We are very excited to be working with one of the most successful bands in rock history," said Cliff Chenfeld Co-Owner of Razor & Tie. "Mick Jones and Foreigner are legends and continue to perform and record at a remarkably high level. We are honored to partner with them."

For the first time in over 10 years, Foreigner and Journey will hit the road on a national tour. The tour features special guests Night Ranger, and tickets are now on sale through online, phone and physical retail outlets, including select Walmart Ticketmaster locations across the country.

Foreigner's Mick Jones says, "This will be one of the main events of the summer. Bands who represent the magic era in Classic Rock together for the first time in ten years. Get ready to rock!" Journey's Neal Schon adds: "We haven't toured with Foreigner for over 10 years, so we're really looking forward to this run."

More than 30 years after releasing their first multi-platinum album, Foreigner's music resonates globally across generations with album sales exceeding 70 million. An impressive run of 14 Top 20 hits includes worldwide number one hit "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Cold As Ice," "Double Vision," "Head Games," "Urgent," "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and video game staples such as "Hot Blooded" and "Juke Box Hero."
Foreigner's tours continue to electrify audiences and establish the group in its rightful place as one of the top touring attractions. Formed in 1976 by English rocker Mick Jones, the current lineup includes: Mick Jones (lead guitar/vocals), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals/ percussion), Jeff Pilson (bass guitar), Tom Gimbel (guitar/saxophone/flute), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), and Mark Schulman (drums).

Foreigner is the latest addition to join the leading independent label Razor & Tie and the diverse and acclaimed roster that includes such artists as Vanessa Carlton, Richard Ashcroft, Nicole Atkins, Angelique Kidjo, Dave Barnes, All That Remains, Norma Jean, Dweezil Zappa, Dar Williams, Chelsea Grin and The Summer Set. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

Foreigner and Journey with special Guest Night Ranger Tour dates:

July 2011
21 Salt Lake City, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
27 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
30 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
31 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

August 2011
2 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
3 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
5 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair
6 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
16 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
19 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
20 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
27 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
30 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
31 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair

September 2011
10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
16 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
17 Tampa, FL Gary Amphitheatre
18 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
24 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
25 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
28 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

October 2011
1 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
14 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
15 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
19 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
21 Seattle, WA KeyArena

John Waite live dates announced

In support of his 'Rough and Tumble' release earlier this year, John Waite is hitting the road again for a series of live dates.
Right now there his next show is this Saturday 26th March, in Ramona, CA, he then plays a few shows in April, before a string of dates through June and July.
Unfortunately his new 'official' website is still not up and running yet, but there is a location that currently just shares his new album' cover artwork:

The live dates are as follows:

March 2011
Sat 03/26/11 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage

April 2011
Fri 04/08/11 Bremerton, WA Admiral Theatre
Sat 04/09/11 Edmonds, WA Edmonds Center For The Arts
Fri 04/15/11 Sussex, WI Hamilton Fine Arts Center

June 2011
Wed 06/01/11 Austin, TX One World Theatre
Thu 06/02/11 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
Fri 06/03/11 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Sat 06/11/11 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
Fri 06/24/11 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sat 06/25/11 Des Moines, IA Water Works Park

July 2011Fri 07/29/11 Lincolinshire, IL Viper Alley
Sat 07/30/11 Saint Clair, MI Palmer Park at "St Clair Riverfest"

The best sites currently to check on his updates are:

Sorry folks, but that's really all I have for you for Thursday news items ... Knowing my luck, like the other day, the Journey press release came out right after I had posted my site update ... Typical, huh?!
Have a good rest of the week folks, be safe wherever you may be.

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