FOR GRAND FINALE OF “THE MIDWEST ROCK ‘N ROLL EXPRESS” TOUR,
PERFORMING DAMN YANKEES’ CLASSIC, “COMING OF AGE”
July, 2012 -- Special one-time-only surprises usually happen at the end of a long tour. The final stop in Bangor, ME last Sunday, July 8 of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent was no exception.
As STYX’s Tommy Shaw declared, “Working with Brother Ted has been a real treat. Joining fellow Nugent alumni Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon guitarist) in the wings on a regular basis to watch Ted, Derek (St. Homes), Greg (Smith) and Mick (Brown) craft the perfect set for our collective audience. Night after night, it has been inspirational. Then, to finish the tour with Ted joining STYX on stage for a killer performance of ‘Coming of Age’ caught me off-guard how powerful it was. I swear Nugent was levitating. Damn Yankee brothers forever.”
“The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” began May 1 in Hidalgo, Texas and quickly became one of Pollstar’s - www.Pollstar.com - top-grossing tours of the summer so far.
In touring news, the band’s schedule isn’t slowing down now that “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour is done. Check out STYX at any of the following stops, with more to be added in the coming weeks:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 7/19 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
Fri 7/20 Lac du Flambeau, WI Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
Sat 7/21 Goshen, IN Elkhart County Fair
Sun 7/22 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair (with Cheap Trick)
Fri 8/3 Waverly, IA Bremer County Fair
Sat 8/4 Anderson, IN Hoosier Park Racing Casino
Sun 8/5 Muskegon, MI Frauenthal Center
Tue 8/7 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair
Wed 8/8 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Fair
Fri 8/10 Corbin, KY NIBROC Festival
Sat 8/11 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park (post-game Pittsburgh Pirates game)
Fri 8/24 Boise, ID Western Idaho Fair
Sat 8/25 Albany, OR Oregon Amphitheatre
Sun 8/26 Palmer, AK Alaska State Fair
Mon 8/27 Monroe, WA Evergreen State Fair
Fri 8/31 Marshfield, WI Central Wisconsin State Fair
Sat 9/1 New Lenox, IL New Lenox Commons
Sun 9/2 Wauseon, OH Fulton County Fair
Thu 9/6 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Fri 9/7 Madera, CA Madera District Fair
Sat 9/8 Pomona, CA LA County Fair
Sun 9/9 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Tue 9/11 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
Thu 9/13 Spokane, WA Interstate Fair
Sat 9/15 Deadwood, SD Deadwood Jam
Fri 11/9 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino & Resort
Wed 11/14 Provo, UT Covey Center
New York, NY (July, 2012) — Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the September 25 release of the Gary Moore CD, DVD and Blu-ray title Blues For Jimi.
This release captures a unique concert featuring Moore playing Jimi Hendrix tracks, including such classics as “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Hey Joe,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and many more. Filmed at the London Hippodrome on October 25, 2007, it was part of the launch for the Jimi Hendrix “Live At Monterey” program.
At the end of the night, Gary was joined by Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for three tracks. The full line-up for this show was Gary Moore (guitar, vocals); Dave Bronze (bass); Darrin Mooney (drums) with Billy Cox (bass on tracks 9-11, and also vocals on the first two of those) and Mitch Mitchell (drums on tracks 9-11).
Both Gary Moore and Mitch Mitchell have passed since this concert took place, which makes the recording of this incredible night so special. Gary Moore was one of the finest British guitarists of all time and is one of the few players who could pay homage to Jimi Hendrix’s groundbreaking and truly distinctive guitar style. This is a stunning tribute from one master guitarist to another.
2) Manic Depression
3) Foxy Lady
4) The Wind Cries Mary
5) I Don’t Live Today
6) My Angel
9) Red House
10) Stone Free
11) Hey Joe
12) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Thin Lizzy are pleased to announce two very special intimate London shows ‘for the fans’ at Chelsea’s Under The Bridge venue at Stamford Bridge football ground as part the special Irish themed shows during the Olympics. The show dates are August 7th and 8th.
Official band site:
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The summer tour starts in just a couple weeks, see you on the road this summer!
News Briefs ...
The issues with the saga of Queensryche, sadly continue on, with major revelations from other band members against former vocalist Geoff Tate, who they decided to fire, when tempers got to the stage of violent attacks by Tate on his fellow band members, including a series of spitting and punching incidents ahead of a concert in Brazil back in April this year.
Classic Rock Magazine got the scoop and shared much of it here:http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/violent-geoff-tate-cut-secret-queensryche-movie-deal/
It is expected to be premiered in August, just prior to the start of 'Bag Of Bones World Tour.'