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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brief Rock News Update for Tuesday 22nd March, 2011


To coincide with this year's Record Store Day (which falls on Saturday, April 16th), Niji Entertainment will be issuing a very special, LIMITED EDITION, Deluxe Numbered Picture Disc LP of Dio's 2002 release, 'Killing the Dragon,' of which only 2,500 copies will be made.

Each copy will be numbered in a unique way – by a special Dio hologram sticker.

Also on Saturday, April 16th, former Dio band members Craig Goldy, Simon Wright and Scott Warren will participate in an in-store appearance from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the Mad Platter record store, which is located at 1223 University Avenue, #160, in Riverside, CA 92507-7238. You can also call the store at (951) 328-1600.

'Killing the Dragon' marked the first collaboration between Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Doug Aldrich, who has subsequently joined Whitesnake. The album also spawned the single/video "Push," which featured Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass. And exclusively for the picture disc edition of 'Killing the Dragon,' Dio's longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, mixed and remastered the album.

Get ready to grab your copy quickly of the 'Killing the Dragon' picture disc, as this collector's item is bound to disappear quickly!

'Killing the Dragon' Track List:

1. "Killing the Dragon"
2. "Along Comes a Spider"
3. "Scream"
4. "Better in the Dark"
5. "Rock & Roll"
6. "Push"
7. "Guilty"
8. "Throw Away Children"
9. "Before the Fall"
10. "Cold Feet"

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Additional info on Annual Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an event for record collectors everywhere, that takes places annually on the third Saturday of April.
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UK melodic rockers FM announce more live dates

More live dates announced for the summer in Dublin, Belfast and Lisbon

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This update from the FM website:

We've added three more dates to our summer touring schedule for this year and are very excited to confirm two more shows with Journey and Foreigner in June (Dublin and Belfast) plus in July we'll be appearing in Portugal with D-A-D.

It's 25 years since we played in Dublin with Foreigner at the RDS Arena - it’ll be great to be back there with them and Journey and the Belfast concert will be a welcome return for us following a great gig at the Spring & Airbrake last summer.
The Lisbon show will be our first there since the 'Aphrodisiac' tour in 1993!
We're really looking forward to catching up with everyone.

Asia's Omega tour continues through North and South America

Pomp / AOR specialists at their game, Asia will be playing more North and South American tour dates over the next couple of months, in continued support of last years, 'Omega' album and Mexico fans will get an extra treat ...
The two dates Asia will play in Mexico, will be with Yes!

Shows in Central and South America have been announced.
 The 2011 Omega dates confirmed so far include:
North America - 2011

April 2011Apr 28 - The State Theatre, Easton, PA
Apr 29 - Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Apr 30 - Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY

May 2011
May 01 - Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
May 03 - Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD
May 04 - Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD
May 05 - Community Theatre at Mayo Center, Morristown, NJ
May 06 - The Turning Stone Casino and Resort, Verona, NY
May 07 - Casino Rama, Rama, ON, Canada
May 09 - Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
May 10 - Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
May 12 - Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown, MI
May 13 - House of Blues, Chicago, IL
May 14 - Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

Mexico shows:
May 28 - Monterey, Mexico (with YES)
May 30 - Mexico City, Mexico (with YES)

Central/South America - 2011
May 20 - Teatro La Cuplula, Santiago, Chile
May 21 - Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 22 - HSBC Arena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 24 - Isla De Atlapa, Panama
May 26 - Anfiteatro Sambil, Chacao, Caracas

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