Internationally renowned guitarist Joe Bonamassa is pleased to announce that his lucky 13th studio album “Driving Towards The Daylight” will be released in the UK on Monday 21st May by Provogue Records.
MEAT LOAF ANNOUNCES ‘MAD, MAD WORLD’ TOURKICKING OFF JUNE 22 IN AUSTIN, TX
IN CONNECTION WITH HIS NEWLY RELEASED ALBUM ‘HELL IN A HANDBASKET’
“…a blistering screed about the state of the world and a call to arms to fix it.” – ESQUIRE.COM (3/8/12)
“…you can’t deny the power of Meat Loaf’s voice or his rightful place as King of the Anthems…Vocally and interpretively, Meat Loaf is still on top of his game. You really can’t find another performer who is as natural a talent and puts as much emotion into his performance as him.” – CONSEQUENCEOFSOUND.NET (3/16/12)
Iconic singer MEAT LOAF has announced the first round of dates for his upcoming “MAD, MAD, WORLD” TOUR in connection with his newly released album HELL IN A HANDBASKET (Sony/Legacy). The trek kicks off in the city of Austin, TX June 22 and runs through August 2, including stops in Los Angeles, Boston and Atlantic City, with more dates expected to be announced.
Joining MEAT LOAF onstage will be his longtime band THE NEVERLAND EXPRESS: guitarist Paul Crook (who also produced the HELL IN A HANDBASKET album), John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals) Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass) and Ginny Luke (violin, vocals).
MEAT LOAF – whose 1977 breakout album Bat Out Of Hell defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world’s five top-selling albums of all-time, with more than 43 million copies sold to date–is excited about HELL IN A HANDBASKET. It’s a thematic record that easily crosses any number of genres, featuring such unlikely contributors as rappers Chuck D and Lil Jon, country star Trace Adkins, and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath.
DAY - CITY - VENUE
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Del. Benito Juarez, Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
Snoqualmie Casino (Mountain View Plaza)
Eagle River Pavilion
Valley Center, CA
Harrah’s Rincon – Open Sky
New Brunswick, NJ
Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Perf. Arts Ctr.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues
Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center
Bank of America Pavilion
Upper Darby, PA
North Bay, ON Canada
North Bay Summer in the Park Festival – Waterfront Park
Here's the statement from the organisors:
Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.
We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.
Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.