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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brief Rock News Update for Sunday 6th March, 2011

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Tour 2011 is on!

Yes indeed, to keep all his long time fans happy, Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band had already announced a few live dates, but that was just about five shows ... It looks like the guy has got it all together for a significant bunch of live dates.
These dates will kick off at the end of this month in Toledo, Ohio at the Huntington Center on March 26th for a show that is already sold out by the way, as are 4 other dates already confirmed.
The other sold out shows are at the Dow Event Center, Saginaw, MI on the 29th, the 31st show at the Huntington Center, Toledo (Yes, another, again!), Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI on April 2nd and the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY on April 9th!
So, there's the heads up folks, everyone wants to see the man from Motor City, on his first tour since 2007, as there's no telling when he'll call time on live performances.

He also has a new recording up at his website, a cover of the old Rod Stewart hit, 'Downtown Train,' which seriously sounds Seger'ized!

Click here to listen:  

The full list of live dates currently confirmed are as follows:

March 2011
Sat 03/26/11 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center - Sold Out
Tue 03/29/11 Saginaw, MI Arena at Dow Event Center - Sold Out
Thu 03/31/11 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center - Sold Out

April 2011
Sat 04/02/11 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena - Sold Out
Tue 04/05/11 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Thu 04/07/11 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Sat 04/09/11 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena - Sold Out
Tue 04/12/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri 04/15/11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sat 04/16/11 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Tue 04/19/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Thu 04/21/11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sat 04/23/11 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Tue 04/26/11 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Thu 04/28/11 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sat 04/30/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center

May 2011
Thu 05/05/11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Tue 05/10/11 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
Thu 05/12/11 Minneapolis, MN TBA
Sat 05/14/11 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Thu 05/19/11 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills

Bob Seger official website:
For live date updates also, check on:

Poison announce 'Glam-A-Geddon' Tour 2011

As well as hitting the road with Motley Crue and the New York Dolls, in the Summer, 80's Glam rockers Poison will play a few of their own shows, under the tour title of 'Glam-A-Geddon.'
The 'Glam-A-Geddon' tour announcement comes through Artist management company 'ARM Entertainment' whose website link is here:

At the time of writing, this tour announcement is actually kind of a joke, as the majority of their tour dates are actually WITH Motley Crue, which Crue have already clearly indicated at their site are dates NOT associated with Crue's tour dates.
So realistically Poison currently only have two shows that are NOT with Motley Crue ...!
Motley Crue's summer tour announcement can be read here:  

Not too much more information regarding any new album at this time, but the tour dates for Poison confirmed so far are as follows:

(Editors note: Please check with venue first for full show details. Since Poison are touring with Motley Crue and some of these dates, from Poison's site are shown on Motley Crue's site.)

May 2011
May 29 - Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK*

June 2011
Jun 07 - Gexa Energy Pavillion, Dallas, TX*
Jun 09 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX*
Jun 10 - Toyota Center, Houston, TX*
Jun 12 - Hard Rock Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM*
Jun 14 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA*
Jun 15 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco,CA*
Jun 17 - Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ*
Jun 18 - Venue TBD, Las Vegas, NV*
Jun 19 - USANA Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, UT*
Jun 21 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO*
Jun 22 - Verizon Wireless Amp, Maryland Heights, MD*
Jun 24 - Target Center, Minneapolis, MN*
Jun 25 - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI*
Jun 26 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH*
Jun 28 - Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, ON*
Jun 29 - DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, MI*

July 2011
Jul 01 - FMB Amphitheater, Tinley Park, IL*
Jul 02 - Verizon Wireless Music Ctr, Noblesville, IN*
Jul 03 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN*
Jul 05 - Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL*
Jul 06 - St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL*
Jul 08 - Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS*
Jul 09 - Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson WI - Glam-A-Geddon show 
Jul 10 - Aaron's Amphitheater @ Lakewood, Atlanta, GA*
Jul 12 - Verizon Wireless Amp, Charlotte, NC*
Jul 13 - Star Pavilion at Hersheypark, Hershey, PA*
Jul 15 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT*
Jul 16 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ*
Jul 19 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA*
Jul 20 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY*
Jul 22 - Darien Lake PAC, Darien Center, NY*
Jul 23 - Saratoga PAC, Saratoga Springs, NY*
Jul 24 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA*
Jul 29 - Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH*
Jul 30 - Outlaw Jam 2011, Frederick, MD -  Glam-A-Geddon show Jul 31 - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA*
August 2011
Aug 05 - Fort McCoy, Tomah, WI*
* indicates with Motley Crue
Official band website:
Before Poison hit the road ...
Bret Michael's on solo tour 2011
Prior to the Poison tour hitting the road, the bands frontman Bret Michaels will play the following live solo dates:
March 2011
Mar 23 - Sammy T's Music Hall, Huntsville, AL
Mar 25 - MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Ledyard, CT
Mar 27 - State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX
Mar 31 - Hartman Theater, Park City, KS

April 2011
Apr 02 -Medina Entertainment Center, Medina, MN
Apr 05 - The Crystal Palace, Pontiac, IL
Apr 06 - Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, IA
Apr 07 - Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, IA
Apr 08 - Island Resort & Casino, Harris, MI
Apr 09 - Island Resort & Casino, Harris, MI
Apr 10 - Club Fever, South Bend, IN
Apr 12 - State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA
Apr 13 - Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Apr 14 - Collins Center for the Arts, University of  Maine, Orono, ME
Apr 15 - Patchogue Theatre, Patchogue, NY
Apr 16 - St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY
Apr 29 - Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, TX

May 2011
May 06 - Eastside Cannery Casino, Las Vegas, NV
May 28 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, MS

Jazz rockers UK, reform for five special shows

A UK reunion featuring Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music, Frank Zappa) and John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep) is on the cards, to play five special live shows.
They will play three shows in the US and two in Japan.

Progressive rock with jazz rock overtones, was what UK were all about when they started in 1977, a brief spell as a supergroup back in the day. It only last until 1980!
The line up at the time was quite impressive to prog rock fans, Eddie Jobson and John Wetton were joined at the time by Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Yes, Earthworks, Genesis) on drums and Allan Holdsworth (Gong, Soft Machine).
In 1979 the band then let Holdsworth go and Bruford also left.
Holdsworth was not replaced, but Bruford was with Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons).

The band in total produced just two studio albums 1978's self titled debut, 'UK,' then in 1979 'Danger Money'.
There was a live album, 'Night after Night' released in 1979 also.

Thirty two years after their last U.S. performance together, the two progressive-rock legends and founding members of UK, Eddie Jobson and John Wetton, reunite to perform some of their classic material from UK and King Crimson.
They will be joined by Austrian guitar virtuoso Alex Machacek and German drumming phenom Marco Minnemann.

April 2011
Apr 8 - Regent Theater, Boston (Arlington)
Apr 11 - Highline Ballroom, New York
Apr 15 - Club Citta, Tokyo
Apr 16 - Club Citta, Tokyo
Apr 23 - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco


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