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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED,
AND OTHERS FOR
FOUR-DAY EXCURSION ALSO ADDS
ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION AND
MELVIN SEALS & JGB
MONIES RAISED FROM THE TRIP
THE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
The line-up for the second annual ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II continues to grow with the additions of Kansas, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Melvin Seals & JGB, along with Citizens Band Radio, and The Blue Lords. These acts join a bill that is led by rock legends including Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Bachman & Turner and 38 Special, among others.
The weekend-long musical journey will feature a music festival environment with three easily accessible performance venues on the ship: The Deck, The Platinum Theater and Studio B/Ice Rink. Throughout the trip, each band will perform two or three shows at the three venues to ensure that attendees will have multiple opporunites to see each of the bands.
Passage on the January 2013 ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II can be booked for as low as $649 (+taxes, gratuities and port fees) when booking multiple attendees in a room. State rooms range from traditional interior cabins to luxurious ocean view suites with balconies. Each passage booked includes an automatic donation to the Native American Heritage Association.
Beyond the performances throughout the ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II weekend, artists will collaborate musically, schedule meet-and-greets and relax alongside fans throughout the four-day excursion. The ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II departs Fort Lauderdale, FL Thursday, January 10 and docks Saturday, January 12 in Labadee, Haiti before returning to Fort Lauderdale Monday, January 14.
The line-up as of (April 30) is as follows: FOREIGNER, PAUL RODGERS, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED, KANSAS, BACHMAN & TURNER, 38 SPECIAL, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, BLUE OYSTER CULT, FOGHAT, MOLLY HATCHET, KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION, PAT TRAVERS BAND, MELVIN SEALS & JGB, THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD, DEVON ALLMAN’S HONEYTRIBE, SWAMPDAWAMP, WHISKEY MYERS, CITIZENS BAND RADIO and THE BLUE LORDS.
Other traditional ship board activities include: On-board surfing (thanks to its FlowRider wave generator), a boxing ring, a full-sized volleyball/basketball court, cantilevered whirlpools and variety of gourmet restaurants. In addition, while docked at the private secured Labadee resort–situated on the north coast of Hispaniola which averages a high of 84.9 degrees in January–passengers can enjoy Kayaking, Snorkeling, Parasailing and Wave Runners at the resort’s stunning beaches, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. The Liberty of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest, fastest and most luxurious passenger vessels in service today; it is served by a crew of 1300 on 18 decks.
The Native American Heritage Association has been working on reservations in South Dakota for more than 18 years and is a 4-star charity with www.charitynavigator.org for seven consecutive years. Native American Heritage Association tractor trailers are on the road daily with supplies to the various far flung communities and 94% of the organizations total revenue goes towards program services which provide basic life necessities, including fuel assistance and medical transportation to 90,000 people. Many of these residents face an 80% rate of unemployment; 70% don’t have transportation and many of those who do, don’t have the means to purchase gas. These Lakota Sioux live in abandoned school buses, shacks or government housing with no insulation, some live without indoor plumbing, in homes with dirt floors, no beds or furniture.
More information can be found at: http://www.naha-inc.org/.
To book passage on ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II, go to www.rocklegendscruise.com or call 888-666-1499 with any questions.
SAXON “HEAVY METAL THUNDER - LIVE - EAGLES OVER WACKEN”
RELEASE DATE : USA: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Some things just go together…heavy metal and thunder…denim and leather …Saxon and Wacken.
They‘ve been old friends for many years now, their harmony collecting an army of thousands upon thousands who view Saxon live as a pilgrimage to the heart of metal music. And when that pilgrimage takes you, repeatedly, to the largest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air in Germany, the results will always be electric. "When we first played Wacken, it was a small festival with a small stage in a small field, driven by nothing more than raw enthusiasm, which appealed very much to us!" says Biff Byford, Saxon's venerable frontman, "it started as fans putting on a festival for fans, and now it‘s fair to say that it is to Heavy Metal what the Donington Festival used to be. That was the iconic heavy metal festival of the 80's, and Wacken is the iconic heavy metal festival of now."
Now you can feel that electricity for yourselves thanks to Saxon - Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken the no-fat-no-bullshit-100%-pure CD/DVD featuring DVD highlights from Saxon's Wacken shows in 2004, 2007 and 2009 comprising THIRTY songs, plus a live CD from Glasgow in 2011. Each set captures the Barnsley-bred British heavy metal legends delivering classic after classic, from "Denim & Leather" to "Metalhead" to "Heavy Metal Thunder" to "Princess Of The Night" to "Crusader" in front of 75,000+ loyal, ravenous fans, who have come to expect (and receive) the levels of performance Saxon have been delivering for 32 years. "And when the eagle comes down at Wacken, when it opens up over the audience, it is always an electric moment for those there," says Biff emphatically of the famous Saxon eagle, a ton or so of steel and lights, rescued from a storage space in the British home counties where it had lain dormant gathering rust. In many ways, the eagle's rebirth and Wacken's ascent are partners on the journey, as it was Wacken's organizers who offered to restore the mighty metal bird so as it could become a live centerpiece of both Wacken and Saxon's history.
And when it comes to heavy metal, Saxon's history is, indeed, rich.
Rightly seen as one of the premier vanguards of Heavy Metal alongside the likes of Iron Maiden, Saxon were a major influence behind platinum-coated stars such as Metallica and Megadeth. Formed as Son of A Bitch in 1976 (and becoming Saxon in 1978) they enjoyed tremendous commercial success in the UK during the ‘80s, with 8 UK top 40 albums, and have sold over 13 millions albums worldwide, while albums such as Wheels Of Steel, Strong Arm Of The Law, Denim & Leather and The Power & The Glory have become legendary staples of any self-respecting metal fan’s collection. But it has always arguably been on stage where Saxon have excelled the most. There‘s no hiding once you hit the boards, and whether playing to 20000 people in Buenos Aires or 2000 people in Bolton, Byford, Carter, Glockler, Quinn and Scarratt source the same high-voltage energy reserves and deliver the same high-octane, blood and sweat-soaked show that makes Saxon a perennial touring favorite. "We‘ve consistently tried to write, and perform songs which both us and our audience enjoy," says Biff, "and we‘ve worked very hard to maintain that link with our audience, because if you don‘t have that connection it can be very dangerous. We need them, and we need to be ready to deliver for them at every show, that‘s the challenge and it‘s one we gratefully accept and enjoy. If the audience are prepared to get crazy, then it‘s always going to be a strong show, and Wacken always delivers us a fantastic connection. You cannot fake that electricity, everyone wants that‚ charged atmosphere and it is absolutely priceless…"
If you‘ve never had the chance to experience Saxon, start here and start now! If you‘ve had the chance and yearned to capture the energy, the moment and the memory of it all, then put your hands together for Saxon “Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken” and be grateful to know that despite everything going on in our increasingly confused world, your escapist musical prayers have been answered.
"Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken" is available in a variety of formats, including the 'Golden Ticket' D2C/Direct To Consumer Box. Strictly limited, this exclusive package contains the "Best Of Wacken" DVD, plus the full and complete Saxon W:O:A performances from 2004/2007/2009 each on a separate DVD, plus a Saxon flag. The real surprise is that 10 'Golden Tickets' are randomly included in the box sets, which will allow the lucky winners to visit any Saxon concert in any city around the world (excluding festival appearances). 'Silver Tickets' giving access to special online content are for the remaining boxes so there are no losers - only winners.
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DIO'S FINAL STUDIO ALBUM, 'MASTER OF THE MOON,' TO GET PICTURE DISC MAKEOVER!
Ronnie James Dio's stellar musical career was matched by very few, and what turned out to be the last-ever studio album released by his solo band, Dio, will be issued as a picture disc on June 5th. 'Master of the Moon' will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and is the first time the album has been issued as a picture disc in the U.S.
Featuring the stellar line-up of Ronnie James Dio – vocals, Craig Goldy – guitar/keyboards, Jeff Pilson – bass, Scott Warren – keyboards, and Simon Wright – drums, 'Master of the Moon' features such Dio classics as "One More for the Road" and the title track. Also included is "The Eyes," which the late singer once noted was one of his all-time favorite tracks recorded by the Dio band.
The tenth Dio studio album overall, 'Master of the Moon' was the perfect way to close the solo career of one of hard rock/heavy metal's all-time great vocalists. Featuring artwork by horror/science fiction artist Marc Sasso, this striking picture disc is a must-have for Dio collectors. And soon, fans will get the opportunity to rediscover and experience this classic album like they never have before!
'MASTER OF THE MOON' TRACKLIST:
"One More for the Road" – 3:18
"Master of the Moon" – 4:19
"The End of the World" – 4:39
"Shivers" – 4:15
"The Man Who Would Be King" – 4:58
"The Eyes" – 6:27
"Living the Lie" – 4:25
"I Am" – 5:00
"Death by Love" – 4:21
"In Dreams" – 4:26
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Straight off the back of their first triumphant UK headline tour in April, Australian power rock trio TRACER return for their second UK headline tour, kicking off at the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms on Wednesday 26 September. View TRACER’s official UK tour announcement on YouTube here.:
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 4th May from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898, Gig Cartel. - http://www.thegigcartel.com/
Thursday 27 September Manchester Academy
Friday 28 September Newcastle Cluny
Saturday 29 September Glasgow ABC
Sunday 30 September Leeds Cockpit
Wednesday 3 October Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 4 October Bath Komedia
Friday 5 October Gloucester Guildhall
Saturday 6 October Poole Mr Kyps
Sunday 7 October Brighton The Haunt
Tracer - Official Website