Sorry if you've seen some of these updates already elsewhere, but I'm only seeing these now for the first time.
Tour Kicks-Off June 16th in Minneapolis, MN
Tickets on Sale March 30th and 31st
LOS ANGELES (March 26, 2012) – Aerosmith, America’s greatest rock and roll band, will start your summer sizzling and have you dancing around the fires of rock n’ roll again. After blowing away audiences in South America and Japan, the Bad Boys from Boston are back to rock America’s soul, with The Global Warming Tour playing 18 markets beginning on June 16th in Minneapolis, MN.
The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly. Beginning on Thursday, March 29th, fans that visit www.livenation.com/aerosmith and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets.
Date, City, State, Venue, Presale On Sale
June 16 Minneapolis, MN Target Center Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
June 19 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
June 22 Chicago, IL United Center Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
June 27 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 1 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 5 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 7 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 17 Boston, MA TD Garden Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Tue. 3/27 Fri. 3/30
July 24 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 26 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
July 30 Houston, TX Toyota Center Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
August 1 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
August 4 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
August 6 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
August 8 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome Tue. 3/27 Sat. 3/31
*The music had to be written by the core writing team of Danny Vaughn, Brooke St. James, and Michael Arbeeny (Clayton).
*The music should have stayed true to the Tyketto roots, but at the same time the album should have reflected where the band members lives were today.
*It should rock!
As the months passed and the ideas became songs, we knew we were onto something very special. In typical Tyketto fashion, we collected a wide array of material. Rockers like SOUND OFF and FAITHLESS will make those "FOREVER YOUNG" fans happy, while we show our more melodic side with BATTLE LINES, MONDAY and the epic ballad THIS IS HOW WE SAY GOODBYE. LOVE TO LOVE shows off our acoustic laced rock side ala SEASONS. We feel there is something here for everyone. It is hard to meet that balance of giving fans what they want without repeating yourself. We feel DIG IN DEEP has met that balance perfectly."
Danny Vaughn - Lead vocals
Brooke St. James - Lead guitar & backing vocals
Jimi Kennedy - Bass guitar & backing vocals
Michael Clayton - Drums
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of HARDLINE’s new studio album entitled “Danger Zone” on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America.
Following the release of “Leaving The End Open”, HARDLINE’s mastermind and singer Johnny Gioeli did not realistically feel that another HARDLINE album would have seen the light of day sometime soon. It was again thanks to the insistence of Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino that the concept came about once again “I love surprises and this was certainly one of them”, says Gioeli. “Each time I decide to close the door on Hardline, I get the itch to continue”.
Fate wanted that when Perugino sent Gioeli some song demos written by Alessandro Del Vecchio (an Italian musician and producer know for his work with Edge of Forever and Eden’s Curse but also with Axe, Mitch Malloy, Bobby Kimball and several other top musicians and bands), the singer became excited once again and wanted to give it another go.
“Ale is one talented brotha...” tells Johnny, “he plays, writes, sings, engineers, produces and mixes... He's like the golden goose handed to me. More than all the talent he has, he is an example of a great human in many many ways. I look forward to making more music with Ale. And it doesn't hurt that he's Italian too!”
Alessandro Del Vecchio says: “I feel humbled but at the same time excited as never before. I grew up with Double Eclipse, which I bought when I was 13, so it's really a combination of feelings. The whole thing started so naturally that I feel like me and Johnny have been knowing each other for years. Our goal was to match the superb quality of that milestone of a debut and we worked hard to get to it, but we also wanted this record to be a shift and the truthful mirror of this "new" life for Hardline”. And, according to Gioeli “I think all of the Hardline records have a magic about them... this one certainly holds a more commercial pop sound to its heartbeat. I love it.”
So now Hardline have been completed with a European based lineup featuring Francesco Jovino (UDO), Thorsten Koehne (Code Of Perfection, Eden's Curse) and Anna Portalupi (Mitch Malloy).
“I would absolutely LOVE to tour with these guys. I think the fans would be quite surprised when they hear this band....like a good solid kick in the teeth” concludes Gioeli and certainly discussions are ongoing to have finally Hardline play some dates around Europe in support of this exciting new release.
“Danger Zone” tracklisting includes: Fever Dreams; 10.000 Reasons; Danger Zone; What I'd Like; Stronger Than Me; Never Too Late For Love; Stay; I Don't Want To Breakaway; Look At You Now; Please Have Faith In Me; Show Me Your Love; The Only One.
Hardline was formed when brothers Johnny (vocals) and Joey (guitar) Gioeli, originally from the band Brunette, teamed up with Journey/Bad English guitarist Neal Schon. The original plan was for Neal to produce Hardline, but as he was having so much fun that he decided to join the band as soon as he left Bad English.
They immediately added established musicians Todd Jensen (David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper) on bass and Deen Castronovo (also coming from Bad English) on drums to the mix and the result was magnificent. They went on to record their debut album “Double Eclipse” for MCA in 1992 and then went on the tour circuit with such heavy hitters as Van Halen and Mr. Big.
The first single from “Double Eclipse” was the song "Hot Cherie". While never popular in the mainstream, various radio stations worldwide started to play it and Hardline's fanbase started to grow. They released a video to MTV, but did not get much airplay. By that time grunge and alternative had already taken over and Melodic Rock was being pushed aside. Tension among band members, the record company and perhaps certain egos, got in the way of an immediate follow-up album, despite the band having written more than enough material.
While Neal re-started his adventure with Journey in 1995 (again together with Deen Castronovo), Johnny stepped out of the music business eventually to return as Axel Rudi Pell’s singer in 1998 on the album “Oceans Of Time”.
But years later Johnny and his brother Joey were ready to give it another go with Hardline after the call of Frontiers Records, and with an all new line-up they produced the awesome return album “II” in 2002 with Josh Ramos (of The Storm and Two Fires fame) taking Neal Schon’s place on lead guitar.
Hailed by critics and fans alike as a top return, the band returned on stage headlining the GODS Festival in Bradford in June 2002, before Johnny and Josh started to work on new songs which eventually saw the light of day on the “Leaving the End Open” album released on Frontiers in may 2009.
Johnny Gioeli – lead vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio - keyboards and backing vocals
Thorsten Koehne - guitars
Anna Portalupi - bass
Francesco Jovino - drums
(I've Got) Something For You; Feelin' So Much Better; Love Train; Heart Of A Man; Hard To Say Goodbye; Resolution; Shotgun Willie's; Promise Land; Lowdown (Bonus Track); Just For Tonight; Love Is Enough; Complicated.
• Terry Ilous – lead vocals
• Mark Kendall – lead guitar
• Scott Snyder – bass guitar
• Audie Desbrow – drums
• Michael Lardie – guitar, keyboards
A CINEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BAND’S EVOLUTION FROM 1963
Release to Coincide with Stones 50th Anniversary
Eagle Rock Entertainment to Release
New York, NY (March 21, 2012)– In celebration of the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary, Eagle Rock Entertainment is pleased to release a groundbreaking and eye-opening documentary, featuring remarkable revelations from the world’s most legendary band. This is the first film to ever trace the evolution of the Rolling Stones’ from 1963, making it the ultimate Stones experience. The film will be showcased in September as part of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary celebrations.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Rolling Stones and help to bring this extraordinary documentary film to millions of fans,” said Terry Shand, Eagle Rock chairman and CEO.
The film is a cinematic journey through the incredible eye of director Brett Morgen, capturing hours of never-before-seen footage in a rare, uncensored format that reveals the band’s vivid stories told through their eyes and their voices. With paramount access to the band and their materials retrieved from vaults and personal archives, Morgen captures astonishing new interviews and footage. “For anyone who wants to experience the band, this is the film that will defy convention and create a sonic tapestry to transport viewers into the world of the Rolling Stones,” said Morgen, an Academy Award nominee who is known for esteemed work on The Kid Stays in the Picture among many other projects. “The film will deliver the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavor of the iconic rock band.”
Fans go on the road, in the studio, behind the scenes, and witness each band member’s personal, unfiltered perspective on the legendary life of the Rolling Stones – embarking on a journey through 50 years of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The film is executive produced by the Rolling Stones, produced by Victoria Pearman, co-produced by Morgan Neville and directed by Brett Morgen.
It has previously been announced that Thames & Hudson will release the only official and authorized book The Rolling Stones: 50 to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary on July 12. The book has been possible by privileged access to superb reportage photography from the Daily Mirror’s archive, the largest newspaper collection of Rolling Stones photography, most of it hitherto unseen. This photographic autobiography features images selected by the band accompanied by their own words.
TAKING HIS SOLO ACT ON THE ROAD
STARTING MAY 3 IN SOLANA BEACH, CA
Lindsey Buckingham photo by Jeremy Cowart
March 27, 2012 -- Legendary guitarist, singer/songwriter/producer, Grammy® Award winner and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM is gearing up for a new round of tour dates beginning May 3 in Solana Beach, CA and concluding Monday, May 21 in Spokane, WA.
More shows throughout the U.S. will be announced in the coming weeks.
In his intimate-one-man show, Lindsey will showcase his distinctive guitar picking style and instantly recognizable voice in his usual awe inspiring form, captivating his audience with songs from his recent album, Seeds We Sow as well as performing a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums, along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac classics.
Regarding the new tour, Buckingham says, "As I've grown as an artist, I've gotten more and more in touch with my center, and that center is voice and guitar. Over time it has become increasingly vital to express more with less; that is my touchstone now, and the embodiment of that philosophy is what will be largely represented in the new show. I've been thinking of doing this kind of tour for a while, and am quite excited to be doing something new, something outside my comfort zone."
Check out Lindsey Buckingham at any of the following tour stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thur 5/3 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Fri 5/4 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sat 5/5 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Sun 5/6 Thousand Oaks, CA Fred Kavli Theatre/Thousand Oaks Civic Arts
Tues 5/8 San Luis Obispo. CA Fremont Theatre
Wed 5/9 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre
Thur 5/10 Carmel, CA Sunset Central Center
Fri 5/11 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Sun 5/13 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre
Mon 5/14 San Francisco. CA The Fillmore
Tues 5/15 Redding, CA The Cascade Theatre
Thur 5/17 Bend, OR Tower Theatre
Fri 5/18 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
Sat 5/19 Seattle, WA The Neptune
Mon 5/21 Spokane, WA Bing Crosby Theatre