Well the cold and flu got a hold of our household this past week and as effective and timely as it was, it decided to knock me for six from Friday evening, really until early evening Sunday ... Nice, steal my weekend away from me and my family, wicked germs ...
Ah well, hope you enjoyed the Asia review, it was a great gig, such talent.
Anyway, on with some updates and again apologies if some of you have already read these stories on other sites. I really would have posted them sooner, but it was a hectic week last week.
Here's wishing my UK readers a Happy (Hopefully safe!) Guy Fawkes night!
Hope you have a good week folks,
Michael Schenker announces "Temple of Rock: Live in Europe" CD / DVD / Blu-Ray release
This essential live rock’n’roll release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands in May 2012, and at London’s High Voltage Festival in 2011.
Click HERE to read the official online press release.
Click HERE to read about Schenker’s April 2013 UK Tour.
ASIA Resonance : The Omega Tour to be released in a Deluxe CD/DVD package by Frontiers in November
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ASIA’s newest live package "Resonance" on November 23rd in Europe and November 27th in North America to coincide with the band’s forthcoming tour.
Recorded on May 4th 2010 in Basel, Switzerland, this new ASIA live 2CD / DVD captures the band, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows on the “Omega” World Tour.
Filmed with 18 HD cameras, this live recording is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the polished Japanese DVD "Fantasia", ASIA released ’Spirit of the Night’ from the Cambridge Festival two years later. ’Spirit’ was a high-energy, end-of festival document. This is Asia resonating the Z7 on an “Omega” night in Central Europe: “ASIA live on the road, in-your face and for your pleasure,” says John Wetton.
The set list features songs from their first two reunion albums “Phoenix” and “Omega”, along with a selection of the classics from the 1982 debut album and their 1983 follow-up 'Alpha.' The recording is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion.
This live 2CD / DVD is released exclusively in a lavish digipak edition and is an irreplaceable companion to the studio album.
"Resonance" tracklisting includes:
CD1: I Believe; Only Time Will Tell; Holy War; Never Again; Through My Veins; Don't Cry; All’s A Chord; The Valley Of Rocks; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Open Your Eyes.
CD2: Finger On The Trigger; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; End Of The World; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Go; Heat Of The Moment.
DVD: I Believe; Only Time Will Tell; Holy War; Never Again; Through My Veins; Don't Cry; All’s A Chord; The Valley Of Rocks; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Open Your Eyes; Finger On The Trigger; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; End Of The World; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Go; Heat Of The Moment.
Enjoy a sneak peak of the forthcoming DVD - Only Time Will Tell - following the link below: http://youtu.be/_5Jkw9tQVvU
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Steve Howe: guitars
Carl Palmer: drums
John Wetton: lead vocal and bass
ASIA TOUR DATES:
31st October 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Hall of Homestead United States - Gone
1st November 2012 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak United States - Gone
Review link here:
2nd November 2012 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre United States - Gone
3rd November 2012 Sloan, IA Winnavegas Casino Showroom United States - Gone
Remaining live US dates:
7th November 2012 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom United States
8th November 2012 Santa Ynez, CA Churmash Casino United States
9th November 2012 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club United States
10th November 2012 Las Vegas, NV Green Valley Casino United States
11th November 2012 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House United States
13th November 2012 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Casino United States
15th November 2012 Houston, TX House of Blues United States
16th November 2012 Dallax, TX Granada Theater United States
17th November 2012 Austin, TX One World Theatre United States
19th November 2012 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse United States
20th November 2012 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre United States
21st November 2012 Orlando, FL FL Plaza Theatre United States
23rd November 2012 Manistee, MI Little River Casino Resort United States
UK live dates:
15th December 2012 Tavistock The Wharf United Kingdom
16th December 2012 Holmfirth The Picturedrome United Kingdom
17th December 2012 Edinburgh Queens Hall United Kingdom
19th December 2012 Salisbury City Hall United Kingdom
20th December 2012 Birmingham Town Hall United Kingdom
21st December 2012 Manchester RNCM United Kingdom
22nd December 2012 London Shepherds Bush Empire United Kingdom
The band is still on tour in support of last studio album, the excellent 'Into The Wild.'
Due to the hurricane and rescheduling, some venues have had to be postponed to next year.
11/08/2012 Potawatomi Casino / Northern Lights Theatre Milwaukee WI
11/09/2012 Potawatomi Casino / Northern Lights Theatre Milwaukee WI
11/10/2012 Durty Nellies Palatine IL
11/11/2012 Twisted Spoke Saloon Tremont IL
11/12/2012 Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale PA
11/13/2012 Havana New Hope PA
11/14/2012 B.B. King Blues Club New York NY - Rescheduled from Nov. 4th.
11/15/2012 Maryland Live! Casino Hanover MD
11/16/2012 River Spirit Casino Tulsa OK
TRACER add Glasgow concert to April 2013 UK Tour
Following their “Best New Band” nomination at Classic Rock’s Roll of Honour Awards, Australian rock band TRACER have added the Glasgow o2 ABC (April 13) to their 2013 UK tour.
Their return to the UK dovetails the follow-up to their debut album “Spaces In Between”.
The new, as-yet-untitled album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Cold Chisel), and is planned for March release.
Tickets for next year’s tour can be booked online from ordered from www.thegigcartel.com, or call the box office on 0844 478 0898.
Tracer features Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and new bassist, Pat Saracino. Tracer has received unanimous praise from the UK’s rock press, including Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Total Guitar, Powerplay, Guitarist, Rock Sound and Fireworks.
The promo video for the explosive single Too Much has generated 100,000 hits on YouTube.
Official Tour Dates:
Tue 09 April London Scala
Wed 10 April Bristol Tunnels
Thu 11 April York Fibbers
Fri 12 April Sheffield Plug
Sat 13 April Glasgow o2 ABC
Read the official press release here:
Gregg Allman "I'm No Angel: Live On Stage"
Available on December 11
On December 11, Cherry Red Records will release Gregg Allman "I'm No Angel: Live On Stage" in North America via MVD Entertainment Group.
The DVD features a full length concert from Gregg Allman and his band at The Cannery, Nashville, USA in November 1988. Amongst the songs featured are Billboard chart hit single 'I'm No Angel' and a version of Blind Willie McTell's 'Statesboro Blues' (a famous part of The Allman Brothers Band's live sets).
Tracklist:1. Don't Want You No More
2. It's My Cross To Bear
3. Sweet Feeling
4. Just Before The Bullets Fly
5. Fear Of Falling
7. I'm No Angel
8. Statesboro' Blues
9. Slip Away
10. One Way Out
Gregg Allman is one of the most celebrated rock musicians of all time. He first came to prominence with his brother Duane as The Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970's. As lead singer and keyboard player, Gregg was a vital part of the band's huge success on albums such as "Idlewild South" and "At Fillmore East".
After Duane Allman's death in 1971, Gregg continued with The Allman Brothers Band in its various guises - scoring four US top ten albums, and also launched his own solo career.
The recent debates between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, has been one of the main topics of discussion in the media.
And while Venrez's song, "Sell the Lie," was written prior to the debates, the group's singer, Steven Berez, couldn’t help but realize the aforementioned song tied in with his feelings about what he witnessed on television.