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Richie Hawtin Releases Enormous Plastikman Box

Starting in 1993, Canadian dance music mastermind Richie Hawtin, using the name Plastikman, stripped Detroit techno down to its barest essentials, and releasing six albums of absorbing thump. Now, Hawtin is collecting everything he has ever recorded as Plastikman in the Arkives box set, available for order right now through December 31 from this site.

Arkives includes remastered versions of all six Plastikman albums, as well as rarities, unreleased sessions, and new material. The box is available in four different formats, including the 11-disc CD/DVD/book set Reference and the six-LP vinyl box Analog. In its CD form, the box includes a slipcase with foldout sleeves for all 12 discs (five of which are comprised of rare and unreleased material), as well as a 64-page book. That's a lot of Plastikman.

Over the past twenty years Richie Hawtin has been one of electronic music community's most active participants; as a DJ, a label owner, a producer, a performer, and an avid contributor to the development of music and performance technology.  His accomplishments range from having been named the 'World's Best DJ' in the most credible electronic music polls; to being invited to compose music for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics; to exhibiting a sound installation for the French Ministry of Culture's Millennium Exhibition in Avignon, France.  He has also invested in, endorsed, and help develop some of the most forward-thinking products in the electronic music space including Native Instrument’s pioneering Traktor Scratch software, number one dance music digital retailer Beatport.com, the Tonium Pacemaker portable DJ system, and Allen & Heath's limited edition custom CTRL:92 DJ mixers - the first-ever to be fully Midi-enabled, which both he and his father helped to conceptualize and design.  This year he revived his incredible Plastikman show in unique festival settings in conjunction with his custom SYNK iPhone application at Sonar, Coachella and Movement Electronic Festival in Detroit in the U.S. just to name a few.

iTunes is also releasing today the Plastikman Remiix iPhone app which also allows you to combine and transform original Plastikman tracks and interpretations from your iPhone or iPad.  Read more here.

RICHIE HAVENS ON TOUR THIS WINTER

photos by Laura McDaniel- for the Grateful Web

A sense of timelessness rings throughout Richie Havens' latest release, Nobody Left to Crown, as though the passing years have only strengthened the meaning of his soul-filled folk rock. Nobody Left to Crown, recently released to the US on Verve Records this past July, attests that Richie Havens has never been more relevant, necessary even, than he is today.

Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. It's a voice that has inspired and electrified audiences from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair in 1969, to the Clinton Presidential Inauguration in 1993 - coming full circle with the 30th Woodstock Anniversary celebration, "A Day In The Garden", in 1999. Richie Havens is not a man to easily abandon his hopes for a better world. "We are at the dawn of major change", he declares with a broad smile.  Nobody Left to Crown is his heartfelt and unwavering contribution to these fine aspirations.

For over three decades, Richie has used his music to convey messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. With more than twenty-five albums released and a touring schedule that would kill many a younger man, he continues to view his calling as a higher one.  As he told The Denver Post, "I really sing songs that move me.  I'm not in show business; I'm in the communications business.  That's what it's about for me".

Richie Havens tours this summer and fall in support of Nobody Left to Crown.  His current list of tour dates is as follows:

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

January 17 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas TX
January 18 Manship Theater at Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge LA
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
January 30 Fairfield Theatre Company Fairfield CT
January 31 Barre Opera House Barre VT
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 08 Carol Autorino Center / Hoffman Auditorium West Hartford CT
February 13 Coconino Center for the Arts Flagstaff AZ
February 14 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ
February 15 Temple of Music and Art Tucson AZ
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA with Harry Manx
February 22 Aladdin Theater Portland OR
February 25 Kayhi Auditorium Ketchikan AK
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK
March 01 Alaska Center for the Performing Arts - Discovery Theatre Anchorage AK
March 05 Northern California Center for the Arts Grass Valley CA
March 06 Napa Valley Opera House Napa CA with Harry Manx
March 07 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA with Harry Manx
March 20 Irvington Town Hall Theater Irvington NY with Cliff Eberhardt
April 17 Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Clinton Township MI with Harry Manx
April 18 Jasper Community Arts Commission Jasper IN with Harry Manx
April 23 Thrasher Opera House Green Lake WI with Harry Manx
April 24 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton WI with Harry Manx
April 25 ECC Blizzard Theatre Elgin IL with Harry Manx
April 26 University Church West Lafayette IN with Harry Manx
May 15 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York NY
May 16 Algonquin Arts Manasquan NJ
May 28 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN
May 29 Paramount Theatre Austin TX

Richie Havens' 'Nobody Left To Crown' Streets Today

Richie Havens'' new album- for the Grateful Web

A sense of timelessness rings throughout Richie Havens' latest release, Nobody Left to Crown, as though the passing years have only strengthened the meaning of his soul-filled folk rock. Nobody Left to Crown, released to the US on Verve Records on July 29th, attests that Richie Havens has never been more relevant, necessary even, than he is today.

Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s.  It's a voice that has inspired and electrified audiences from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair in 1969, to the Clinton Presidential Inauguration in 1993 - coming full circle with the 30th Woodstock Anniversary celebration, "A Day In The Garden", in 1999. Richie Havens is not a man to easily abandon his hopes for a better world. "We are at the dawn of major change", he declares with a broad smile.  Nobody Left to Crown is his heartfelt and unwavering contribution to these fine aspirations.

For over three decades, Richie has used his music to convey messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. With more than twenty-five albums released and a touring schedule that would kill many a younger man, he continues to view his calling as a higher one.  As he told The Denver Post, "I really sing songs that move me.  I'm not in show business; I'm in the communications business.  That's what it's about for me".

Richie Havens tours this summer and fall in support of Nobody Left to Crown.  His current list of tour dates is as follows:

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

July 30 Sporting Monte Carlo - Salle Des Etoiles Monaco
August 02 Newport Folk Festival Newport RI
August 03 Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Empire MI
August 07 Brooklyn Academy of Music Metrotech Plaza Brooklyn NY
August 08 Reach Performing Arts Center Deer Isle ME
August 09 L. L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport ME
August 10 Nashua River Valley Folk Festival Lancaster MA
August 25-26 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville CT
August 29-31 Rhythm Festival 2008 Clapham, Bedfordshire, UK
September 05 The Ohio Theater Cleveland OH
September 06 Beverly Arts Center of Chicago Chicago IL
September 07 The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center Covington KY
September 13 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
September 15 Kentucky Theater Lexington KY
September 19 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
September 20 Events Center at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel NY
September 26 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT
September 27 Jonathan's Ogunquit ME
September 28 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT
November 21 The Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
November 22 Patchogue Theater Patchogue NY
November 28-29 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 05 Sun Music Hall Charlotte NC
December 06 The Orange Peel Asheville NC
December 07 The Community Church Concert Series Chapel Hill NC
December 11 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
December 13 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham AL
December 20 Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

2009
January 16 One World Theater Austin TX
January 17 Historic Central School Lake Charles LA
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 08 Carol Autorino Center / Hoffman Auditorium West Hartford CT
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK
March 1 Alaska Center for the Performing Anchorage AK
April 17 Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Clinton Township MI
April 18 Jasper Community Arts Jasper IN
April 23 Thrasher Opera House Green Lake WI
April 24 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton WI
April 25 ECC Blizzard Theatre Elgin IL
May 15 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York NY
May 16 Algonquin Arts Manasquan NJ

More dates to be announced.

Richie Havens to Release 'Nobody Left To Crown'

Richie Havens'' new album out July 29th- for the Grateful Web

A sense of timelessness rings throughout Richie Havens' latest release, Nobody Left to Crown, as though the passing years have only strengthened the meaning of his soul-filled folk rock. Nobody Left to Crown, to be released to the US on Verve Records on July 29th, attests that Richie Havens has never been more relevant, necessary even, than he is today.

 

Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. It's a voice that has inspired and electrified audiences from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair in 1969, to the Clinton Presidential Inauguration in 1993 - coming full circle with the 30th Woodstock Anniversary celebration, "A Day In The Garden", in 1999. Richie Havens is not a man to easily abandon his hopes for a better world. "We are at the dawn of major change", he declares with a broad smile.  Nobody Left to Crown is his heartfelt and unwavering contribution to these fine aspirations.

 

For over three decades, Richie has used his music to convey messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. With more than twenty-five albums released and a touring schedule that would kill many a younger man, he continues to view his calling as a higher one.  As he told The Denver Post, "I really sing songs that move me.  I'm not in show business; I'm in the communications business.  That's what it's about for me".

 

Richie Havens tours this summer and fall in support of Nobody Left to Crown.  His current list of tour dates is as follows:

 

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

 

July 05 Guilfest Surrey England
July 06 Solidays Paris France
July 11 Bluesfest Windsor Windsor ON
July 12 Bluesfest London Downtown ON
July 20 Stephen's Talkhouse Amagansett NY
August 02 Newport Folk Festival Newport RI
August 03 Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Empire MI
August 07 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn NY
August 08 Reach Performing Arts Center Deer Isle ME
August 09 L. L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport ME
August 10 Nashua River Valley Folk Festival Lancaster MA
August 25-26 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville CT
August 29-31 Rhythm Festival 2008 Clapham, Bedfordshire, UK
September 05 The Ohio Theater Cleveland OH
September 06 Beverly Arts Center of Chicago Chicago IL
September 13 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
September 19 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
September 20 Events Center at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel NY
September 26 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT
September 27 Jonathan's Ogunquit ME
September 28 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT
November 21 The Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
November 22 Patchogue Theater Patchogue NY
November 28-29 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 11 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
December 13 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham AL
January 16 One World Theater Austin TX
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK

 

More dates to be announced.

Richie Havens to Open The Cannes International Film Festival

photos courtesy of Madison House- for the Grateful Web

On Wednesday, May 14th, Richie Havens will perform his song "Freedom" at the opening ceremonies of the prestigious 61st annual Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France.   This performance takes place on the heels of Richie's successful February 2008 European release of his latest album Nobody Left to Crown.   

Nobody Left to Crown is Richie's 27th album.   Recorded in 2007 at Sear Sound Recording in NYC, Nobody Left to Crown was released in Europe in February 2008 on Polydor Records.   The U.S. release date and label imprint will be announced soon.   Special guests on Nobody Left to Crown include Derek Trucks and Harry Manx.

Richie Havens first emerged from New York City's Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 60's, and in 1969, inspired and electrified an audience of over half a million with his legendary three hour opening performance at Woodstock.

Four decades later, Richie Havens remains one of the most recognizable voices and universal lyricists in popular music. A truly timeless performer, and a man before his time, Richie Havens is on tour this summer.

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

May 17 Jacoby Auditorium Roseburg OR
May 18 Tower Theater Bend OR
May 19 92nd Street Y / Kaufman Concert New York NY
May 28 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel NY
May 30 The Turnig Point Piermont NY
May 31 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe PA
June 13 Stone Church Music Club New Market NH
June 20 Chiasso Festate Switzerland
June 25 Veteran's Park Amphitheater Springfield OH
June 27 Riverwalk Center Breckenridge CO
June 28 The Solied Dove Underground Denver CO
June 29 Strings Music Pavillion Steamboat CO
July 05 Guilfest Surrey England
July 06 Solidays Paris France
July 11 Bluesfest Windsor Windsor ON
July 12 Bluesfest London Downtown ON
July 17 Theatre Antique De Vienne Vienne France
July 24 Anderson Park Montclair ON
August 02 Newport Folk Festival New Port RI
August 03 Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Empire MI
August 07 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn NY
August 09 L. L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport ME
August 10 Nashua River Valley Folk Festival Lancaster MA
August 25-26 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville CT
August 29-31 Rhythm Festival 2008 Clapham Bedfordshire, UK
September 05 The Ohio Theater Cleveland OH
September 06 Beverly Arts Center of Chicago Chicago IL
September 13 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
September 19 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
September 26 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT
September 27 Jonathan's Ogunquit ME
September 28 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT
November 21 The Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
November 22 Patchogue Theater Patchogue NY
November 28-29 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 11 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
December 13 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham AL
January 16 One World Theater Austin TX
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA
February 25 Kayhi Auditorium Ketchikan AK
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK

More dates to be announced soon.

Richie Havens on Tour This Winter

photos courtesy of Madison House- for the Grateful Web

It has been since 2004 that Grace of the Sun was released. Now, Richie Havens is at it again, making finishing touches on his 27th album.  Recorded last month at Sear Sound Recording in NYC, Nobody Left to Crown will be released in Europe this fall on Polydor Records. The U.S. release date and label imprint will be announced soon.  Special guests on Nobody Left to Crown include Derek Trucks and Harry Manx. For more information regarding Richie's new album release, visit Brightcove.tv

Richie Havens first emerged from New York City's Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 60's, and in 1969 inspired and electrified an audience of over half a million with his legendary three hour opening performance at Woodstock.

Four decades later Richie Havens remains one of the most recognizable voices and universal lyricists in popular music.  A truly timeless performer, and a man before his time, today this Brooklyn Native celebrates the reissue of two album classics (Stonehenge and Wishing Well) by Sony RED. 

Haven's recently released his 26th album, Grace of the Sun, on his own Stormy Forest record label.  A testament to Havens' continued evolution as an artist, Grace of the Sun is being hailed as one of his most worldly and relevant albums to date. Billboard says, "…this acoustic soul giant truly seems to be getting more inspiring and graceful with age," and Guitar Player echoes, "…as vibrant and purposeful as ever."

Richie Havens' live performance is as captivating as always; a passionate and inspiring display of timelessness and spirit.  His concerts include music from Grace of the Sun as well as a broad selection of songs from his extensive repertoire. On a side note, Richie's 1981 hit "Going Back to My Roots" has hit dance floors in the form of a cool Afro-beat remix by celebrated remixer/producer and club DJ Danny Krivit. 

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

November 09 Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara CA

November 10 Napa Valley Opera House Napa CA

November 11 Van Duzer Theatre Arcata CA

November 17 The Birchmere Alexandria VA

November 23 Towne Crier Cafe Pawling NY

November 24 Sanctuary Concerts Chatham NJ

November 26 8th Annual "Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square New York NY

December 01 Tupelo Music Hall Londonberry NH

December 02 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME

December 07 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River MA

December 08 The Eighth Step at Proctors Schenectady NY

December 13 Boulder Theater Boulder CO

December 14 Sheridan Opera House Telluride CO

December 15 Fort Lewis College Community Durango CO

December 16 Wheeler Opera House Aspen CO

January 05 El Campanil Antioch CA

January 19 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT

January 26 Al. Ringling Theatre Baraboo WI

January 29 Riverside Theatre Vero Beach FL

February 08 McClohon Theatre Charlotte NC

February 09 The Melting Point Athens GA

March 27 Massillon Museum Massillion OH

March 28 Stuart's Opera House Nelsonville OH

March 29 Holland Theatre Bellefontaine OH

March 30 The Kent Stage Kent OH

More dates to be announced soon.