The ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF) - the world's leading two-day electronic music experience - has announced the dates for its 11th consecutive year: Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28, 2009. South Florida's favorite music festival, internationally renowned for its memorable live performances and DJ sets from the world's top electronic and alternative rock artists, will take place during the 24th annual Winter Music Conference at the beautiful waterfront location of Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami (the same grounds it has occupied since 2006).
The initial line-up for the first night of the festival includes Miami exclusive performances from: Tiësto, Bloc Party, The Ting Tings, Santogold and - making their first US appearance as a full band in seven years - drum and bass legends Roni Size Reprazent. Miami exclusive artists confirmed for the second night of the festival include Cut Copy, Deadmau5, Crystal Castles, The Presets, Hercules and Love Affair, Simian Mobile Disco and Busy P.Carl Cox will also return to perform on both Friday and Saturday and will host the legendary Carl Cox and Friends arena with a full complement of special guests TBA. Many additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are currently available via www.ultramusicfestival.com. Limited 2-day passes are currently available for $99.95. Tickets will go up to $129.95 and then $149.95 as the event approaches. Two-day VIP passes are available for $350.00.
Last year over 55,000 dance music enthusiasts coming from the entire United States and over 50 countries around the world were in attendance, marking it as the largest ever UMF event and ranking at #14 on Pollstar's 2008 Mid Year Top 100 Concert Grosses. "The Ultra Music Festival, which started as an afterthought at the Winter Music Conference a decade ago but has now become its biggest event, more than lived up to expectations this weekend at downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park," wrote Miami Herald pop music critic Mike Hamersly in his review of last year's festival (March 30, 2008). Added the Los Angeles Times (via their blog) of the Winter Music Conference April 2, "…the highlight of the week of DJ-centric festivities was surely the massive Ultra Music Festival. Taking place…over two days at downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park, Ultra did not disappoint."
In addition to the annual Miami festival, UMF has expanded internationally to include events in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, San Juan, Madrid and Ibiza. UMF recently added a January 2 festival in Cambriou exclusively featuring Tiësto's only 2009 Brazilian performance.
The ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF) - the world's leading two-day electronic and alternative music experience set for Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28, 2009 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami - has announced more exciting additions to its lineup. Promoters for the festival have revealed that The Prodigy (who will release their new album Invaders Must Die on March 2) and Pendulum, two of the most anticipated live acts for 2009, have been confirmed along with DJ titans Paul Van Dyk and Armin Van Buuren. Moby has also tapped UMF for his exclusive Winter Music Conference appearance.
Other acts that are newly confirmed for UMF include: David Guetta, Above and Beyond, Erick Morillo, Booka Shade, the Swedish House Mafia featuring (Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso), Benny Benassi, Rabbit In The Moon, Infected Mushroom, Fedde Le Grand, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Tiga, Perry Farrell, ATB, M.A.N.D.Y. v. Tiefschwarz, Kraak & Smaak, Dirty South, Pete Tong, Loco Dice, Steve Lawler, Boys Noize, Markus Schulz, Kaskade, Late of the Pier, Planet of the Drums, Andy C + MC GQ and The Whip. The complete listing of participating artists to date is:
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
Main Stage: Tiësto, Bloc Party, David Guetta, The Ting Tings, Deadmau5, Santogold, Steve Lawler, Perry Farrell, Late of the Pier. Bayfront Stage: Pendulum Live, Roni Size Reprazent, Rabbit In The Moon, Craze & Klever, Kevens. Carl Cox & Friends Stage: Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Loco Dice. Mid Park Stage: Swedish House Mafia, Benny Benassi, Tiga, Dirty South, Busy P, Chris Lake.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
Main Stage: The Prodigy, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Above and Beyond, Fedde Le Grand, Infected Mushroom, ATB, Kaskade, Markus Schulz. Bayfront Stage: Deadmau5, Bookashade, Cut Copy, Simian Moblie Disco, Crystal Castles, M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Tiefschwartz, Boys Noize, Hercules and Love Affair, The Presets, Kraak & Smaak, The Whip. Carl Cox & Friends Stage: Carl Cox, Moby, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Elio Riso. The Mid-Park Stage: Roni Size DJ Set, Planet of the Drums (featuring AK1200, Dara, Diesel Boy, J. Messinian), Goldie, Andy C and MC GQ, Hybrid DJ Set, Ed Rush and Optical, Bassbin Twins, Soul of Man, DJ Icey, Evol Intent Live, Chase and Status, Drumattic Twins, Baby Anne.
The ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is South Florida's favorite music festival, internationally renowned for its memorable live performances and DJ sets from the world's top electronic and alternative rock artists. It will take place during the 24th annual Winter Music Conference on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at the beautiful waterfront location of Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami (the same grounds it has occupied since 2006). Tickets are currently available via www.ultramusicfestival.com for $129.95 and then $149.95 as the event approaches. Two-day VIP passes are available for $350.00
The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set), Devendra Banhart, Etienne De Crecy, The Orb, Murder City Devils, Busy P, and Plump DJs have joined the line-up for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. The full updated list of acts for this year’s festival--set for Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19--is as follows:
FRIDAY, APRIL 17: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets, The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18: The Killers, Thievery Corporation, The Chemical Brothers, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBT’s, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19: The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, The Orb Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Etienne De Crecy, Devendra Banhart, Murder City Devils, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, The Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Plump DJs, Busy P, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up, Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, K’naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.
At the same time, this month marks the debut of Coachella Digital, a 40-page interactive digital magazine profiling a few artists performing at this year’s festival. Coachella Digitalalso offers insight into festival culture around the globe; music reviews; festival rumors and how quickly they spread; a photo montage featuring images submitted by COACHELLA attendees; and a multitude of interactive elements. The inaugural issue is available online at WWW.COACHELLADIGITAL.COM.
Tickets for COACHELLA--which will will once again take place at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the festival debuted in 1999--are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00 +$3 charity + $9 facility fee ($1 charity/$3 facility fee per day) and single day tickets are $99.00 +$1 charity + $3 facility fee.
For up-to-the-minute information on COACHELLA, please visit www.coachella.com. COACHELLA sponsors include AT&T, Heineken and PlayStation.
September on the West Coast not only marks the time of year University of California, Santa Barbara rolls back into session, it also heralds the return of the WEST BEACH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. Event producers Twiin Productions have announced that one of America’s only beach festivals will return for its third year Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2009.
The three-day gathering for music fans, families and beachgoers alike will feature non-stop performances by rock, reggae and jam bands G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, STEEL PULSE, PEPPER, REBELUTION, IRATION, OZOMATLI, SOJA, SHWAYZE, THE AGGROLITES, STILL TIME, TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS, SASHAMON, DIRTY HEADS, THE KICKS, SUNSHINE BROS., PACIFIC DUB, THROUGH THE ROOTS, and ONE DROP. More musical talent will be unveiled at a later date leading up to the festival.
Located seaside just west of Santa Barbara’s renowned Stearn's Wharf, the all-ages festival will also feature arts and crafts vendors, activities oriented toward children plus The OASIS, a lush tropical inspired-area surrounded by palm trees located in the heart of the festival.
“It’s amazing how much growth the festival experienced this past year from 1,500 attendees in its first year to more than 20,000 attendees in its second year, but it’s not stopping there,” states Twiin Production’s Jeremy Pemberton. “This year the collaborations we have made with other organizations within the community have really set us up for an even stronger festival.”
“We are being strategic in our promotions and partnerships to allow maximum benefits for our community,” adds Twiin Productions partner Joshua Pemberton. “It’s our goal to drive tourism and consumer spending throughout our local businesses and hotels. We are very excited that this is only the beginning of our announcements. We have many more surprises to share in the near future!”
Last year’s WEST BEACH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL drew over 20,000 attendees and featured stellar performances from Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, Natasha Bedingfield, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jackie Greene, The Expendables and more. Wrote Josef Woodard of the Santa Barbara News-Press (9/16/08) in his review, “…the festival experience is all about balancing well-coordinated planning and moments that verge on blissful chaos and cultural overload. By that classic standard, the West Beach Music and Arts Festival did its job nicely and has whetted the appetite for more of the same next year.”
Tickets for the WEST BEACH FESTIVAL go on sale May 23 via the festival’s website www.westbeachfestival.com. A limited amount of early bird three-day passes will be available for $75.00. Single day tickets will be made available for purchase at a later date. The festival guarantees that this price will not last long and encourages purchasing early in order to save money.
Twiin Productions--the event producers of the WEST BEACH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, one of America’s only beach festivals--has confirmed several additions to its music line-up. BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, THE BRAVERY and BASSNECTAR are the new additions to the three-day event--Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2009 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Rock band BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7 will appear at WEST BEACH FESTIVAL in support of their current album White Lies For Dark Times, a head-on collision between soul and rock. The Ocean Beach, CA reggae, hip-hop and punk alchemists SLIGHTLY STOOPID, now on their “Blazed and Confused” tour with Snoop Dogg, will bring their massive radio hit “2 AM” and many more of their great jams to the beach. DONAVON FRANKENREITER, American songwriter and surfer, will showcase material from his repertoire of songs including material from his current release Pass It Around. New York City band THE BRAVERY will perform modern rock cuts from their offering The Sun And The Moon and BASSNECTAR, the drum n’ bass party extravaganza, will add a DJ edge to the festival.
These artists at the beachside gathering for music fans, families and beachgoers alike join the stellar line-up of previously announced musical acts: G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, STEEL PULSE, PEPPER, REBELUTION, IRATION, OZOMATLI, SHWAYZE, SOJA, THE AGGROLITES, STILL TIME, REY FRESCO, TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS, SASHAMON, DIRTY HEADS, LOOMIS & THE LUST, PAT SWAYZAK, MATTY MATT, SUNSHINE BROS., PACIFIC DUB, THROUGH THE ROOTS, RICO DE LARGO, SABATAGE, THE KICKS, ONE DROP, I&I SOUNDSYSTEMS, QUASAR, ERIK LOHR, JUPITER RISING, MACKLE, J$, BONES, CALVIN RILEY, [email protected], SPARX and SHYBOY.
With breathtaking views of the harbor, ocean and mountains, the WEST BEACH FESTIVAL also offers VIP cabanas accommodations and personal service to those who like to take their entertainment experience to the next level of indulgence. It's no wonder the VIP Cabanas have sold out every year. Cabana Row provides private food and beverage service, private security and premium viewing of Bob's stage (main stage). Cabanas are furnished with plush couches and tables, as well as a private beach front with umbrella, table and chairs. More VIP information can be found online.
Single-day and 3-day tickets for the WEST BEACH FESTIVAL are available now via the festival’s website www.westbeachfestival.com.
The 11thCOACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will feature a mix of artists ranging from Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Tiësto, Faith No More, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image Limited. Set for Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA--the same grounds where COACHELLA debuted in 1999--the COACHELLA 2010 line-up will feature more than 130 acts.
This year’s COACHELLA will feature a variety of options to make the concert experience an enjoyable one. In addition to expanded camping options--including car, RV and traditional tent camping-- COACHELLA will allow, for the first time, in-and-out privileges for all attendees. Festival goers will once again have the ability to purchase 3-day festival tickets and various onsite camping options via an easy layaway payment plan.
For those looking to streamline the weekend’s experience, COACHELLA has teamed with Valley Music Travel to provide exclusive travel packages, local hotel shuttle transportation and private home rentals with VIP COACHELLA access. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit here.
FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.
Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations and www.coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges. More details on layaway, camping options and up-to-the minute information, can be found at www.coachella.com. COACHELLA 2010 sponsors include Heineken and PlayStation.
The first major U.S. music festival of 2011--ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF)--which takes place March 25, 26 & 27 at Bicentennial Park in Miami, FL--has announced the second phase of its line-up. Joining headliners Tiësto, deadmau5, The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Carl Cox and Empire of the Sun are exclusive performers Duran Duran, Underworld, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Kaskade, Erick Morillo (live), will.i.am, Sasha (V_rtek live), The Disco Biscuits, Avicii, Fedde Le Grand, ATB, Scream! & Benga, The Glitch Mob, Fake Blood and more.
Appearing for the first time ever at the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL are Duran Duran in support of their Mark Ronson-produced 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW (which will be out March 22 on S-Curve Records). Like UMF alumni performers The Cure, The Killers and Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran have long been trailblazers in crossover dance and pop.
Also new to the festival as it expands for the first time as a three-day event this year is the addition of Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 500 area on Sunday, March 27. Named after his extremely popular internationally syndicated radio show, van Buuren will be joined by titans of the trance genre Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emrey, Sander Van Doorn and more. In addition, this year’s UMF marks the debut of live shows by Erick Morillo and Sasha (V_rtek).
The complete line-up for ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL by day and per stage to date is:
Friday, March 25: Main Stage: Tiësto, Duran Duran, Pendulum (live), Erasure, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Tinie Tempah, Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers, Cato K.Live Stage: Röyksopp, Trentemøller, STS9, Carte Blanche, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimp Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice. Mid Park Tower: Avicii, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Funkagenda, Rodrigo Viera. Root Society Dome: Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside.
Saturday, March 26: Main Stage: deadmau5, Underworld, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Sander Klienenberg (live), Hernan Cattaneo, Sunnery James/Ryan Marciano, Jerome Isma AE, Riotgear. Live Stage: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Sasha (V_rtek live), Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, Simian Mobile Disco (live), The Klaxons, Mr. Oizo, Bag Raiders, Conspirator.Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Moby, Fedde Le Grand, Jors Voorn, Yousef. Mid Park Tower: Rusko, Scream + Benga, Andy C & MC Q, NERO, Excision & Datsik, Feed Me, Goldie, Fresh, Netsky, Toddla T & Red Light. Roots Society Dome (Dirtybird Records Showcase): Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Philip, Christian Martin, Worthy / Mowgli, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Elio Riso, Remo, Donald Glaude, Filthy Rich.
Sunday, March 27: Main Stage: The Chemical Brothers (live), David Guetta, Erick Morillo (live), will.i.am, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Gui Boratto.Live Stage: Crystal Castles, The Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, CSS, Fake Blood, Hybrid (live), Subfocus (live), !!!, Afrobeta. A State of Trance 500: Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Marcus Schossow.Mid Park Tower: The Glitch Mob, Skrillex, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Dieselboy, Super Mash Bros., Daedelus, Ed Rush & Optical, Drop The Lime/AC Slater, Kill The Noise, Plastician. Root Society Dome: Dada Life, Congorock, Alex Guadino, John Dahlback, Pleasurekraft, Steve Porter, Remady, Will Bailey, Hatiras, Lazy Rich.
Three-day combo tickets are now available for *$219.95 with VIP three day tickets for *499.95 for a limited time via www.ultramusicfestival.com.
With his upcoming album SEVEN, the critically acclaimed electronic artist DJ CAM serves up his most personal work since 2001’s acclaimed Soulshine. Inspired as ever by the original jazz and hip-hop influences that helped him become one of the founders of the trip-hop/electro scene back in 1995, SEVEN—due out October 24 on his Inflamable Records—is also full of exciting new music.
Following the album’s release in late October into early November, DJ CAM will set off on a DJ tour with Blockhead, appearing at boutique clubs in such cities as Denver, Houston, New Orleans, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. He is also confirmed for two Southern California appearances: the major electronic music festival Nocturnal Wonderland on September 24 and the Ooh La La Festival, celebrating French music with Birdy Nam Nam, on October 1 (see dates, cities and venues below).
Written in Paris and Los Angeles, SEVEN is an album that possesses an enveloping, melancholic tone and wide-open soundscapes designed to help make minds wander: “Swim” feat Chris James, frontman for British electronic alternative rock band Stateless, is a taste of this adventure and is the first single from the new album. With the album version and a radio edit, the EP of “Swim”—now available via all digital outlets—also features remixes by Parisian alternative act Blackjoy, U.K. newcomer Cuttooth and multimedia artist Conforce. Its stunning melancholic music video was directed by highly acclaimed French fashion photographer Sonia Sieff. Jason Bentley of KCRW calls"Swim,” “… pure bliss…A summer anthem," while Dimitri From Paris adds "Excellence and lush sophistication as always from DJ Cam," and Bob Sinclair simply states, “Beautiful.”
Chris James is also present on tracks “Ghost” and “Uncomfortable” and there are hints of old school electronica (“Dreamcatcher”) as well as cinematic ambient tracks that invite you to dream (“Seven,” “California Dreaming”). For a feminine touch, DJ CAM adds the vocals of Inlove, a new signing on his Inflamable label, and Nicolette, long-time collaborator with Massive Attack, the legendary group that DJ CAM feels closer to now than ever before and to whom he dedicates the album.
As a mainstay of the French Touch (he started his career in the 1990’s together with Daft Punk, Air,Cassius and Bob Sinclar), DJ CAM has released six albums, helmed a number of side projects and given countless performances all around the world, helping him to acquire global notoriety. His 2002 single “Summer in Paris” with Anggun sold over 1,000,000 copies and remains an emblematic tune of the Parisian belle vie.
The track list for DJ CAM’s SEVEN is as follows:
1. California Dreamin
2. Swim (feat. Chris James)
4. Love (feat. Nicolette)
6. 1988 (feat. Inlove)
7. Ghost (feat. Chris James)
9. Uncomfotable (feat. Chris James)
10. CD Bonus Track A Loop
DJ CAM’s current North American tour dates are as follows:
2011 was an incredible year for festivals and electronic music. With the New Year rapidly approaching, all eyes are focused on what’s to come next with the leader being ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL(ULTRA), the world’s premiere electronic music event. Tickets are moving at lightning speed, only a limited amount remain (with early bird and advance on-sale tickets selling out in record time), so the promoters are highly encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the ULTRA line-up on the Phase 1 announcement. ULTRA is also returning to downtown Miami withBayfront Park as its new location in order to accommodate a larger footprint for increased capacity. Over the last few years, the festival took place at Bicentennial Park, but after reaching a record-breaking 150,000 in attendance this year, and becoming the first ever, and only 3-day music festival of its kind to completely sell out150,000 tickets six weeks in advance, ULTRA is moving next door to the tropical, waterfront park nestled between Biscayne Bay and Biscayne Boulevard. The ULTRA team is taking it back to Bayfront, where it last took place in 2005, transforming and customizing the park in a way never seen before. Each day will be helmed by world-class headliners: TIËSTO and KRAFTWERKFriday, March 23; JUSTICE (Live) and AVICII Saturday, March 24; and DAVID GUETTA and ARMIN VAN BUUREN Sunday, March 25. Other confirmed talent, in every genre of electronic music imaginable, includes: a wide array of international leading electronic music performers including SKRILLEX, KASKADE, AFROJACK, PRETTY LIGHTS, DUCK SAUCE, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (DJ Set), 2MANYDJS (Live), BASSNECTAR, CHASE & STATUS (Live), FEDDE LE GRAND, KNIFE PARTY and LAIDBACK LUKE; pioneering acts such as NEW ORDER, FATBOY SLIM, and SVEN VÄTH; cutting-edge bands like M83, MIIKE SNOW, LITTLE DRAGON, NEON INDIAN and METRONOMY; and up-and-coming DJs such as SETH TROXLER and JAMIE JONES.Confirmed talent for each day of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is:FRIDAY, MARCH 23Tiësto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, New Order, Groove Armada (DJ Set), Dirty South, Loco Dice, A-Trak, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Neon Indian, Jack Beats, Chris Lake, Michael Woods, Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Katy B, DJ Icey, The Knocks, Afrobeta, Jon RundellSATURDAY, MARCH 24Justice (Live), Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, M83, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs (Live), Flux Pavilion, Borgore, Doctor P, Metronomy, Little Dragon, Hardwell, Datsik, Andy C, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Magda, Skream + Benga, Zedd, Mord Fustang, Cedric Gervais, Netsky, High Contrast, Mt. Eden, Camo & Krooked, Big Chocolate, Carbon Airways, YousefSUNDAY, MARCH 25David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Bassnectar, Chase and Status (Live), The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set), Fedde Le Grand, Knife Party, Magnetic Man, John Digweed, Steve Aoki, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT (live), Adam Beyer, Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, Jamie, Jones, Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Nic Fanciulli, Layo & Bushwacka!, Marcus Schössow, Popof, Art Department, Big Gigantic, Savoy (Live), Tritonal, Jochen Miller, Keys N Krates, Elio Riso, Remo, Eco, RioTGeaRAlso returning is the Ultra Mega Structure, which will feature specialty areas each day. One of the few artists to appear at ULTRA almost every year, staple CARL COX returns with the CARL COX & FRIENDS arena Friday and CARL COX PRESENTS COCOON featuring SVEN VÄTHSaturday. ARMIN VAN BUUREN’s A STATE OF TRANCE550 will take over Sunday.With all this and much more, ULTRA has cemented itself as the premium festival for fans of club culture and the electronic genre and artists influenced by the music on a massive scale. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.
JANE’S ADDICTION--frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass--will ring in 2012 with a special New Year’s Eve show at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado (their third annual New Year's Eve show at this intimate venue). The alt-rock pioneers’ intimate Rocky Mountain spectacular will be shared with music fans via a live broadcast on Sirius XM’s Lithium Channel 34, starting tomorrow night (Saturday, December 31) at 11:15 pm MT sharp.2011 was a milestone year for JANE’S ADDICTION, marking the release of their first studio album in eight years, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records). Rolling Stonedescribed the Rich Costey-produced album as “classic Jane's--all yowling vocals and sensual waves of music cascading and peaking (10/27/11),” while USA Today said the album finds “…core members Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins conjuring the feral drive and mystical haze of those early works with a fresh kick to the band's electro-rock meld (10/17/11).” The album features “Irresistible Force,” the transfixing Top Ten alternative rock hit they performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Currently, the new “Underground” is buzzing in clubs and on radio with its video set to be made available in the coming weeks. The band debuted “Underground” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” this past fall.Also in 2011, JANE’S ADDICTION headlined numerous major events such as the launch of Lollapalooza Chile, Gathering of the Vibes, the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas and the DeLuna Festival. In June, they were inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello who said:“Nirvana often gets credit for being the first ‘alternative’ band to break through, the band that changed music and led rock out of the hair metal wilderness of the ‘80’s. That’s just not true. It was Jane’s Addiction. Inspiring, intelligent, furiously rocking and artistically deep as f**k.” Read the entire text of Morello’s induction speech here: http://www.msopr.com/press-releases/tom-morello%E2%80%99s-induction-of-jane%E2%80%99s-addiction-at-guitar-center%E2%80%99s-rockwalk/In 2012, look for JANE’S ADDICTION to take their musical celebration on a world tour including a headlining slot at the debut of Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo April 7-8. Additional dates to be announced.
From the beginning, JANE’S ADDICTION has thrown the most unique parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality with theatrical flair onstage. 2012 sees the band--who’ve always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger--return in support of their acclaimed album THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records), which features the now-buzzing-at-radio track “Underground.” Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called “Theatre of the Escapists”--will bring the band to intimate venues, most of which are classic theatres. The alternative rock pioneers--frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass—are poised to deliver an immersive theatrical experience as only they can. Tickets go on sale January 14, with a pre-sale set for 10:00 EST this Wednesday, January 11. There will be a special package on JanesAddiction.com where fans can pair up their presale ticket with a high-quality lithograph. The lithograph will be signed by the band and sold only at the JanesAddiction.com presale.
“We chose to play as many of the great theatres that we could find because we wanted to immerse the audience in a unique experience unlike any they have ever seen at a rock show,” says FARRELL. “Expect an orgy of musical and visual delights. We like orgies, and hope you do too.”
2011 was a milestone year for JANE’S ADDICTION, marking the release of their first studio album in eight years, the Rich Costey-produced album, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST.Spin, writing about one of the album’s tracks, noted that“frontman Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro both put in stunning performances...it sounds like a band re-vitalized” (August 3, 2011), while USA Today said the album finds “…core members Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins conjuring the feral drive and mystical haze of those early works with a fresh kick to the band's electro-rock meld (10/17/11).” The album features “Irresistible Force,” the transfixing Top Ten alternative rock hit that Rolling Stone called “an art metal freak show set on some distant planet” (August 3, 2011). Their new single, “Underground” is currently climbing the alternative and rock radio charts. It features some of NAVARRO’s best guitar work, according to the Wall Street Journal, which took note of the way he ”excels with terse fills long before he solos at the song's fade.” The publication added: “As always, Stephen Perkins proves to be one of rock's great drummers, and his interplay with Mr. Navarro, his high-school marching-band buddy, is one of the disc's savory treats” (October 11, 2011).
Also in 2011, JANE’S ADDICTION headlined major events such as the Splendor in the Grass in Australia, the launch of Lollapalooza Chile, Gathering of the Vibes, and the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas.
In June, JANE’S were inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. Morello made it clear that the alt-rock pioneers led the way: ” Nirvana often gets credit for being the first ‘alternative’ band to break through, the band that changed music and led rock out of the hair metal wilderness of the ‘80’s. That’s just not true. It was Jane’s Addiction.”
In August, at Lollapalooza’s 20th Anniversary in Chicago, in front of 80,000 fans, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters recounted the first time he saw JANE’S ADDICTION in 1991 in Los Angeles: “…that day me and Kurt went down and we sat at the audience and we thought: ‘Oh my god, music is f%%%kin changing.’ There’s 20,000 people here. To see bands that are actually f%%%kin cool. WTF. How did that happen! So I’d like to thank Perry for changing music–thank you Perry…Well this one goes out to you Perry, cause if it weren’t for you, I swear to god, we wouldn’t f%%%kin be here right now. And when I say: ‘We.’ I mean: ‘F%%%kin We.’ Am I right! Am I Right!”
Onstage, JANE’S ADDICTION hold nothing back. They “…reminded everyone there were rock gods to be prayed to, and then defied them with feverish grace,” noted Billboard(August 13, 2011—check date) of their NYC show at Terminal 5. Writing about their Los Angeles performance at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, ArtistDirect.com (October 5, 2011) said: “Jane's Addiction stood triumphant for the entire show. It was one of those magical gigs where every element simply worked. On stage, Jane's Addiction display the kind of mystique that's belonged to the likes of Led Zeppelin and few others. However, they're one of a kind.”
The cities for JANE’S ADDICTION’s “Theatre of the Escapists” tour, with support act Black Box Revelation (www.blackboxrevelation.com), are as follows:
Saint Louis, MO Detroit, MI Columbus, OH Toronto, ON Rochester, NY Albany, NY Portland, ME Long Island, NY Wellmont, NJ Waterbury, CT Richmond, VA Myrtle Beach, SC Atlanta, GA Tulsa, OK Kansas City, MO Minneapolis, MN Grand Rapids, MI Milwaukee, WI
The Recording Academy has announced today electronic music producer deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’) will perform on the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast this Sunday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. He will join Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for a special performance, marking the first-time ever electronic music will be spotlighted on the show. The producer and performer is nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best Dance/Electronica Album for his critically acclaimed LP 4x4=12 (Ultra Music), Best Dance Recording for “Raise Your Weapon” with Greta Svabo Bech and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his stellar remix of the Foo Fighters’ “Rope.”In addition, deadmau5’s MEOWINGTONS HAX 2K11 TORONTO DVD is released today, February 7 on Ultra Music. FUSE, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, will air the world premiere of MEOWINGTONS HAX 2K11 TORONTO, the same day as the DVD release. deadmau5 fans can tune-in tonight, Tuesday, February 7 at 8:30pm ET to see the show air exclusively on FUSE. The Canadian, platinum-selling, independent artist made history on November 5, 2011, when he became the first Canadian artist as well as the first electronic artist to have a headlining concert at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, marking the last stop of his record-breaking Meowingtons Hax North American tour. The amazing state-of-the-art live Rogers Centre show captured for MEOWINGTONS HAX 2K11 TORONTO brings the viewer mind-blowing visuals and live performance of some of his biggest hits and previously unreleased tracks. A sample can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOEsIBMw7iE.Following his GRAMMY performance the night of Sunday, February 12, deadmau5 will join Rihanna, Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles for the Three Six Zero Group and Roc Nation charity concert. All proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime event will benefit the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The Mark Taper–Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Tickets, priced at $250 and $1,000, may be purchased onlineor at the House Of Blues box office located at 8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA. More information is available here.
As he puts the finishing touches on his as-yet-untitled second solo album due out May 22, SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter--has announced that his headlining U.S. tour will begin May 3 inBaltimore. A fan pre-sale begins this Wednesday, February 15, with the regular on-sale starting Friday, February 17. Tickets will be available at: http://www.slashonline.com/. The itinerary (see below) encompasses three festival appearances: Saturday, May 5 at Carolina Rebellion, Saturday, May 19 at Rock On The Range and Friday, May 25 at Rocklahoma.
Meanwhile, this Saturday, February 18,SLASH will join Stevie Wonder, Sean Combs, Chris Cornell, LennyKravitz, LL Cool J, Common, Snoop Dogg, former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, actors Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini and more at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a 70th birthday celebration to honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali. “Muhammad Ali is & always has been a role model & a hero to me,” says SLASH. “It's a huge privilege to be able to perform in his honor. He is one of the great icons of American culture and history." The 16th annual “Power of Love Gala” celebrates the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali and his contribution to the world and raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, the disease “The Champ” has been battling since 1984. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. The show will also feature appearances from boxing legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Norton, Tommy“Hitman” Hearns, and more. Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are on sale now. ABC will also televise the show nationally on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST. For tickets and more information, visit: keepmemoryalive.org.
SLASH is currently in a Los Angeles studio working on his new album with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. It will be released SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI and will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made In Stoke 24/7/11. Notably, the Slashalbum debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #3(#1 on the Rock chart, #1 on the Independent chart, and #1 on the Hard Music chart). Digitally, the album also became the #1 overall digital album and hit #1 on iTunes in 13 countries. Internationally, the disc achieved Top 5 chart positions in over a dozen major territories, hitting #1 in both Japan and New Zealand.
For the new album, SLASH--along with and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)--have teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash disc. All the songs were written together by SLASH and Kennedy, and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the album. Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
SLASH’s 2012 headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows:
Electronic music producer deadmau5 has made his brand new single “maths” (Ultra Music/mau5trap) available worldwide today (February 17) via Beatport, iTunes, Spotify and ZUNE. Like his last single release “aural psynapse,” released in November 2011, the pulsating “maths” was part of his live repertoire from his Meowingtons Hax North American tour and is featured in his current live DVD offering Meowingtons Hax 2k11 TORONTO. Hear the song—which will be featured during Swedish House Mafia’s take-over on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show tonight at 9 p.m. GST—at http://smarturl.it/maths. The Canadian, platinum-selling, independent artist made history on November 5, 2011, when he became the first Canadian artist as well as the first electronic artist to have a headlining concert at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, marking the last stop of his record-breaking Meowingtons Hax North American tour. The amazing, state-of-the-art live Rogers Centre show captured for Meowingtons Hax 2k11 TORONTObrings the viewer mind-blowing visuals and live performance of some of his biggest hits and previously unreleased tracks which includes “maths.”In other news, deadmau5 joined the Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for a special performance during the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast on CBS this past Sunday, February 12, marking the first-time ever electronic music was spotlighted on the show. His contribution, which featured his Grammy-nominated remix of the Foo Fighters’ “Rope” and “Raise Your Weapon,” sparked attention around the globe. Wrote August Brown and Margaret Wappler of the Los Angeles Times (2/13/12), “…the Toronto producer Joel Zimmerman, was up for dance awards as well as best remixed recording, non-classical for his edit of Foo Fighters' ‘Rope,’ under his alias deadmau5. He closed out the performance Sunday night with plenty of Ibiza-worthy bass drops. Zimmerman, whose own shows are an audio-visual melange of original music and live editing, viewed his turn on the Grammy stage as less an acknowledgement from the music establishment that he's joined their club, and more as a platform to further explore and popularize his longstanding goals of inventive, provocative electronica. ‘I've never been on a crusade to get respect for dance music, and for a long time I felt like I was the only guy who wasn't,’ Zimmerman said. But at the same time, he did want to take the Grammy occasion to expose the craft to more people. There's not a single dude out there who doesn't want to be heard. This was a genre that was cultivated by weirdos, and (the Grammy nod) is certainly good for our careers.’”deadmau5 was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best Dance/Electronica Album for his critically acclaimed LP 4x4=12 (Ultra Music), Best Dance Recording for “Raise Your Weapon” with Greta Svabo Bech and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his stellar remix of the Foo Fighters’ “Rope.”
As the dance music movement continues to explode at a pace nobody could have predicted, UMF Films in association with Final Kid will release ‘CAN U FEEL IT’—THE UMF EXPERIENCE in over 400 theatres nationwide on March 22. Tickets for the nationwide theatrical event can be purchased viawww.fathomevents.com this Friday, February 24 – click here for more details.
Shot in FULL HD and told by those integral and responsible for its evolution, ‘CAN U FEEL IT’ depicts the massive 2011 UMF MIAMI, making it the most explicit guide to what is now a global phenomenon. It takes you inside the DJ booth and onto the dance floor on the world’s greatest stage. This is the definitive film documenting the rise and success of dance music around the globe alongside its most successful pioneers including Tiësto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize and more.
7,500 fans will join the cast and crew of ‘CAN U FEEL IT’, including surprise guest DJ sets in support of the event premiere, happening at the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, downtown Miami Wednesday, March 21. UMF MIAMI festival ticket holders will be given priority access to reserve a pair of free tickets.
On March 22, ‘CAN U FEEL IT’—complete with an additional 45 minutes of exclusive red carpet footage from the stars themselves—will be screened for ONLY ONE NIGHT in over 400 theatres across North America. Its release leads into the 14th Annual UMF MIAMI, which takes place Friday, March 23, Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at Bayfront Park.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
February 22, 2012 – Official release of ‘CAN U FEEL IT’—THE UMF EXPERIENCE Full Trailer
February 24, 2012 – Tickets go on sale for ‘CAN U FEEL IT’ nationwide theatrical event at www.fathomevents.com
March 21, 2012 – ‘CAN U FEEL IT’—THE UMF EXPERIENCE—Exclusive World Premiere Event at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami
March 22, 2012 – ‘CAN U FEEL IT’—THE UMF EXPERIENCE—hits more than 400 theatres across North America
March 23, 2012 – UMF MIAMI takes place at Bayfront Park, downtown Miami
March 25, 2012
CAN U FEEL IT – The UMF Experience
Created and directed by the man behind ‘Final Kid,’ Charly Friedrichs, ‘CAN U FEEL IT’ powerfully documents the truly global explosion of dance music that’s unfolding before our eyes and immerses the audience headfirst in the full “UMF Experience.” The title says it all. Both the experience and the story are told through the detailed, honest and first-hand insight of five of the finest, longest-standing and knowledgeable DJs in the industry. From Tiësto and David Guetta to Carl Cox, Afrojack, Fedde le Grand and Boys Noize, each star gives their own unique perspective on the reasons behind this unprecedented phenomenon in the most prominent and fitting location imaginable—UMF Miami.
Charly’s trademark style is visible throughout the film, with jaw-dropping scenic shots, mind-blowing effects and THE playlist to end all others—this film does not mess about. Having crafted some of the finest tour documentaries on the planet with Fedde Le Grand over the past few years, Final Kid and Charly have been immersed in the EDM scene like no other, setting the team up perfectly to deliver a film of show-stopping proportions.
About UMF MIAMI & UMF WORLDWIDE
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music event, UMF MIAMI has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008. In 2012, tickets for UMF MIAMI sold out months in advance of the event with hundreds of thousands attendees coming from 72 countries & territories and all 50 U.S. states. It was the first ever three-day music festival of its kind to completely sell out more than 165,000 tickets 80 days before the event. The 2012 edition features more than 300 artists performing on 24 stages over a three-day period. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, UMF MIAMI has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Tiësto, deadmau5, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Underworld, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kraftwerk, Justice and Moby, to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, The Black Eyed Peas, Santogold, New Order, The Ting Tings, Duran Duran, M83, Empire Of The Sun, Bloc Party).
In addition to the annual Miami festival, the organizers have created the separate UMF WORLDWIDE brand, which continues expanding internationally being represented in six countries and four continents with sold out festivals and events in Sao Paulo (UMF Brasil) and Ibiza (UMF Ibiza), and introducing new territories including Argentina (UMF Buenos Aires), Warsaw (UMF Poland) and Seoul (UMF Korea).
In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, CHRIS ROBINSON set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin’ soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD evolved. What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon and outwards towards far horizons.
The music of the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD finds its fruition on their studio debut album BIG MOON RITUAL, due out June 5 via Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records, to be followed by companion album THE MAGIC DOOR in September. A CRB tour will be announced shortly.
“Thom and I have wanted to work together for a long time,” says Robinson about the album’s producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Papercuts). “We talked about it at a show in Los Angeles and I told him as we stood behind George’s drums, ‘This is it (gesturing at stage gear). We’re not bringing anything else with us into the studio. This is what brought us here this year, so this is exactly what this is gonna be. We didn’t even change strings from the last Cali run [laughs].”
“This music is unashamedly what we’re into,” says ROBINSON, who cites Neu!, Melanie, Flatt & Scruggs, Mel Tillis and Morton Subotnick as regulars in their van listening. “It’s not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots. It’s psych because that’s where our heads are. We want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic.”
For a full year, the CRB road tested their ideas, and in the process turned into an empathetic, limber congregation of talents, something different than any of their previous work with the likes of Phil Lesh & Friends, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and JJ Grey & Mofro. By the time of their sold-out four-night run at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall last December, the BROTHERHOOD were fully switched-on. This is the band that entered Sunset Sound in Los Angeles in January 2012, setting up shop in Studio B and coming out the other side of a six-day session with 27 different songs with 97 takes, most of it captured straight off-the-floor with only minor enhancements after the fact.
“Part of the master plan was not to do anything besides touring the wheels off the thing for the first go-around, and it worked for us and allowed us to figure out who we were,” says ROBINSON. “One of the best things about the lack of a proper music business is if you have an idea, you can do something. If everybody is on the same page, and it’s not about the dough on the table, and it’s really about something you believe in, then you can get there.
“It’s about being boutique,” continues ROBINSON. “If before you wanted to have a million people hear what you do, now we’re making music the right way for the right people. When we got to these cool sonic spaces we took advantage of them. It was totally the most radical recording session I’ve ever done, especially in terms of aesthetics.”
The complete track listing for BIG MOON RITUALis:
Tulsa Yesterday* Rosalee Star Or Stone Tomorrow Blues Reflections On A Broken Mirror Beware, Oh Take Care* One Hundred Days Of Rain*
If Memorial Day Weekend represents the unofficial start to summer, then this summer will be kicking off in California in a BIG way as I LOVE THIS CITY—a new electronic music festival event produced by Live Nation Entertainment—will make its debut as a two-day festival in both San Francisco and San Diego. The I LOVE THIS CITY festival in San Francisco will take place Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at The Lot at AT&T Park set on the historic San Francisco waterfront. This event will be for patrons 18 and over.The I LOVE THIS CITY festival in San Diego will take place Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at PETCO Park. This event will be all ages.Over 40 of electronic music’s top artists are confirmed for I LOVE THIS CITY, including TIËSTO and SKRILLEX as well as THREE SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINERS (to be announced 4/23), along with Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Chuckie, Excision, A-Trak, Crystal Method (DJ Set), R3HAB, Kill The Noise, Brodinski, 12th Planet, MiMOSA, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, Jaguar Skills, Adventure Club, Holy Ghost!, Holy Fuck, Cut Chemist, The M Machine, Helicopter Showdown, NiT GriT, Harvard Bass, Shit Robot, FareOh, Picture Plane, AC Slater, Oliver, SOFI and TJR on numerous stages.Multiple special guests including THREE major headliners will be announced on April 23. Visit www.ilovethiscityfestival.com to see if you can guess the special guests.The San Diego event will be co-produced by Live Nation and LED Presents.Individual city lineups, additional artists, ticket and on sale information will be posted on Friday, March 16th at www.ilovethiscityfestival.com.Stay tuned to www.ilovethiscityfestival.com for all the latest details on the festival including ticket prices, artist announcements, on sale information, contests and much more.Keep up to date with I LOVE THIS CITY information on Facebook or on Twitter @ILTCFestival.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF) fans are among the most active internet users on the planet and so UMF is proud to work with Google to bring the festival to the next level with the free livestream of this year’s sold-out event taking place March 23-25 at Bayfront Park in Miami. Google Play will livestream the festival in HD on YouTube at www.youtube.com/umftvFollowing the only one night showing in over 500 theatres of ‘CAN U FEEL IT,’ the UMF Experience movie on March 22, UMF now launches UMF TV—the 365 UMF Experience. UMF TV is a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing you the best online video experience from the world’s premiere electronic music festival. It’s a 365 UMF experience with livestreams, post event movies, artist specials, documentaries and more. Tickets for this year’s festival, where over 165,000 fans are expected, are sold out, but now together with Google Play, UMF TV will bring the massive music event to a global audience through the free livestream on YouTube. The three-day livestream will cover multiple stages of the festival, from opening till closing with more than 24 cameras offering live performances, interviews and backstage features. This unique production is all offered in HD and high quality audio.After ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL wraps, UMF TV will launch 10 exclusive webisodes in the coming weeks of never-before-seen footage so that ULTRA in Miami can be experienced again.
Last night, Saturday, March 24, Miami’s ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (ULTRA), the world’s premier electronic music event, took the genre to the next level. For the first time ever at ULTRA, global pop icon MADONNA appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artistAVICII. After her introduction, she joined the Swedish producer and DJ behind the decks and together they premiered his remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild” from her upcoming album MDNA. “I’ve been here in spirit for many years, but it’s good to finally be standing on the stage, looking at all you people who have come here from all around the world,” said MADONNA as she took ULTRA’s Main Stage. “In my world the words ‘music’ and ‘dance’ are not separated. Electronic music has been a part of my life since the beginning of my career. I can honestly say that a DJ saved my life.”Beyond the weekend’s 165,000 fans in attendance of the sold-out festival in downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park, the event was captured on a world-wide scale over UMF TV’s free HD live stream, happening now via Google Play on YouTube at www.youtube.com/umtv
Renowned for bringing skate/punk/action sports and youth culture to the forefront on a global scale, the Vans Warped Tour® is calling and summer is here…
The full VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 multi-stage line-up has now been revealed including Rise Against, who will join other previously announced main stage artists All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Yellowcard, The Used, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory, Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse, Breathe Carolina and more. The VANS WARPED TOUR--a mix of hotly-tipped and established artists--continues to be the most eclectic traveling festival tour on the planet featuring rock, punk, pop, hip-hop and rap,metal,indie rock,electronic, alt-country, folk-punk, dubstep, reggae and rockabilly. See all 2012 acts and listen to music in the grid below. For the full list of confirmed artists, visit: www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.
Last night (Thursday, March 29), the VANS WARPED TOUR kick-off party and press conference was held at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. VANS WARPED TOUR artists and friends joined tour founder Kevin Lyman and Steve Van Doren of Vans to celebrate. Fans were treated to a screening of the new tour documentary film No Room For Rockstars (from Stacy Peralta and the producers of Dogtown & Z-boys, www.noroomforrockstars.com) and enjoyed live performances from Forever Came Calling (the group featured in the film), Falling In Reverse, Matt Toka, Dead Sara as well as special performances from tour veterans Yellowcard (acoustic) and The Used. "The energy at the 18th annual Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party was amazing," said founder Kevin Lyman. "All signs point to a great summer to come in 2012."
Beginning today, Friday, March 30 (10:00am PT) festival goers can purchase tickets via the exclusive, lower-priced pre-sale: http://media.musictoday.com/ticketing/WarpedTour/splash.html. To keep the festival at a great value, pre-sale package prices are $21.99 and include commemorative 3D ticket--which also serves as a jump-the-line early entry pass--a Vans Warped Tour 2012 compilation CD and a 25-cent donation to the Unite the United charity and all service fees. Only a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available per city and once they sell-out, they’re gone.The general on-sale will begin April 7. Go towww.vanswarpedtour.com.
The 41-date VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 commences June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT and finishes August 5 in Portland, OR. The tour will hit a handful of new venues this year. See the full itinerary with dates and venues announced now, listed below.
Electronic music producer deadmau5 premiered his brand new single “The Veldt” featuring Chris James (Ultra Music) on SiriusXM 51/BPM's Pre Party with Kramer at 9PM EST tonight, Friday, April 20 on broadcast and at http://www.siriusxm.com/bpm. The single will be available May 6, with THE VELDT EP releasing June 25.The Canadian, platinum-selling, independent artist has proven that social networks can provide the necessary tools for bringing a track from concept to completion. During a 22-hour live-streaming session in March, deadmau5 created a new track titled “The Veldt” inspired by a short sci-fi story written by Ray Bradbury. deadmau5 subsequently uploaded the song to his FML SoundCloud page for his fans and the magic of the world wide web took hold overnight. The following day, he found numerous tweets about one vocal version a fan posted to SoundCloud. All airing on his live stream, deadmau5 listened to the version vocalist Chris James created, contacted Chris live to work on the track, and rang his manager immediately to set up an official collaboration.“He righteously did his homework, and came up with just a few bang on verses that completely compliment the story and the mood, which is all I ever want from a song that contained lyrical content,” says deadmau5 of Chris James. “Can’t give him props enough.”THE VELDTEP releasing June 25 will contain the lead single “The Veldt” featuring Chris James, as well as the new track “Failbait”featuring hip-hop icons Cypress Hill. This is the first in a series of EPs from deadmau5 to be released over the coming months.
Those are the two words HARD Events, the producers of HARD SUMMER, have been sharing since announcing the major music festival was returning to Los Angeles State Historic ParkAugust 3-4, 2012, as a two-day event for the first time in its 5-year history. Now, HARD Events has made good on those two words with the just-revealed line-up for this year’s event that is helmed by Skrillex, Bloc Party, Miike Snow (Live), Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), NERO (Live), Magnetic Man, Squarepusher, James Murphy, Little Dragon and many more. Check out the HARD SUMMER 2012 official teaser video—directed by Jared Leto—here. Pre-sale two-day passes recentlysold out in record time. Two-day passes for HARD SUMMER are available at www.hardfest.com.Over 50 bands and DJ artists are set to perform on four stages encompassing an eclectic round-up of bass, electro, house, techno, disco/funk and hip-hop music, right in the middle of downtown Los Angeles.In 2011, HARD SUMMER—the largest ticketed music festival in the city of Los Angeles—took on a larger-than-life identity that culminated with 30,000 fans descending upon the Los Angeles State Historic Park to experience performances from an elite group of progressive electronic music artists, including Ratatat, Duck Sauce, Digitalism, Odd Future and more. “This is the best welcome home party I've ever had,” said Skrillex in a piece at LAWeekly.com.HARD maintains a strong bond with its audience: “For our loyal L.A. fans, I think most of them already know why the success has grown with us,” says GaryRichards, founder of HARD, who is also performing at HARD SUMMER under his alias DESTRUCTO. “HARD's total ticket price is less than a fraction of other festival tickets, but you're getting to see 50 amazing artists that I've hand-picked for you. You can get to and from the park quickly and safely on the MTA for free for all ticket holders. The park itself is beautiful, and I'm glad we've been able to bring it so much attention (and I can't wait to surprise you all with some of the improvements we're making).”Adds Richards: “It's important to me that we as a city and as a company look at this as a destination festival and welcome the people who are going to travel here to our hometown to be a part of this experience. I'll be happiest to see the boost to the local economy because this isn't a car-camping festival; this is right in the middle of gorgeous downtown LA. You've got Chinatown, Little Tokyo and all these wonderful places to visit here.”The complete line up for HARD SUMMER is:SKRILLEX / BLOC PARTY / MIIKE SNOW (Live) / BOYS NOIZEBLOODY BEETROOTS (DJ Set) / NERO (Live) / SQUAREPUSHER / A-TRAKCHROMEO (DJ Set) / MAGNETIC MAN / JAMES MURPHY / LITTLE DRAGONEROL ALKAN /DATSIK / BOOTSY COLLINS & THE FUNK UNITY BANDFAKE BLOOD / 12TH PLANET / DILLON FRANCIS / ZEDDGESAFFELSTEIN (Live) / BRODINSKI / CLAUDE VONSTROKE / BURAKA SOM SISTEMA / BREAKBOTARAABMUZIK / JUSTIN MARTIN / JOEY BELTRAM / CRAZE/GASLAMP KILLER / DESTRUCTOTROLLEY SNATCHA / SURKIN / ALEX METRIC / JOHN TALABOT / BIRDY NAM NAM / DANNY BROWN / ACTION BRONSON / RITON / OLIVERZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD / ALVIN RISK / DJ ANTENTION / JOKERS OF THE SCENELIGHT YEAR / KILL FRENZY / SMIMS & BELLE / JASON BENTLEY / NICK CATCHDUBS / JIM E STACKMR. MUTHAFUCKIN’ EXQUIRE / BRENMAR / LUNICE / BAIO /NICK THAYER / SOUND PELLEGRINO THERMAL TEAM + MUCH MORE
fter taking little time off after a 118-show tour, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD are heading out for another lengthy run of performances. The trek kicks off May 3 in New Orleans and includes a stop at Memphis’ Beale Street FestivalMay 6, with dates booked into October. The group’s debut album BIG MOON RITUAL will be releasedvia Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records on June 5, the same day the band is confirmed to perform the album’s “Rosalee” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” BIG MOON RITUAL will be followed by companion album THE MAGIC DOOR in September. Both albums were produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Papercuts).
In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, CHRIS ROBINSON set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin’ soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD evolved. What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon and outwards towards far horizons.
“This music is unashamedly what we’re into,” says ROBINSON, who cites Neu!, Melanie, Flatt & Scruggs, Mel Tillis and Morton Subotnick as regulars in their van listening. “It’s not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots. It’s psych because that’s where our heads are. We want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic.”
Boulder, CO-based electronic act BIG GIGANTIC will spend the upcoming summer making the rounds on the U.S. festival circuit in continued support of their latest album NOCTURNAL. Beginning May 17 when they headline the Hangout Music Festival’s official kick-off party, the duo will then travel around the country performing at top festivals such as Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, among many others. (See below for full itinerary).
Following the festival run, BIG GIGANTIC will return to their home state to headline the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the first time ever Saturday, September 29.BIGGIGANTIC will transform the iconic venue into Rowdytown for their biggest show to date featuring special guests to be announced and a spectacular lighting rig. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, May 12 at 10am MST. This comes after a very successful winter tour in which 90% of the shows were sold out, including a four-night run in Colorado. BIG GIGANTIC is currently planning a fall headlining tour (with dates to be announced later this summer) and is also set to return to Jam Cruise in the Caribbean Sea January 7-12, 2013.
Available as a free download via their website www.biggigantic.net, NOCTURNAL, released in January via their own label Big Gigantic Records, has already received over 120,000 downloads. With a provocative sound that’s as thoughtful as it is danceable, BIG GIGANTIC’s new songs like “Nocturnal” and “Hopscotch” weave whirling melodies into addictive beats and samples that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single.
The duo will release an official remix this Friday, May 11 of “Do I See Color” by Adventure Club, their recent tour mates, which will premier on top electronic blog ThisSongIsSick.com as well as iTunes.
BIG GIGANTIC--saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken--leave no genre off-limits as they channel everything from funk and dubstep to house and hip-hop with their breakthrough sound. Formed in 2008, the classically trained Lalli (who received a master’s degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music) and Salken interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own. Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet.
JANE’S ADDICTION turn up the heat for the third leg of their North American “Theatre of the Escapists” tour. Joining them on their new summer dates--which go on sale this week—will be various support acts on select shows including Mutemath, Band of Skulls and Die Antword.
The immersive theatrical experience of the “Theatre of the Escapists” carnival--described by the Dallas Morning News as “a sanctuary for freaks and fetishes” (5/11/12)--is captured in this short film now posted at ArtistDirect, with stellar sets that highlight material from their acclaimed album THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records) plus classic songs that have not been played in more than twenty years, such as “Classic Girl” and “I Would for You.”
Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for these shows starting Wednesday, May 16 at 10 AM through 10 PM on Thursday, May 17 (or until the show sells out) through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details, visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. JANE’S ADDICTION’s presale at will also occur on the same dates and purchasers will have the option of bundling their ticket with an unsigned special edition tour lithograph and a 20% discount at the JANE'S ADDICTION online store (excluding media and bundles). Regular on sales are set for Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.
Frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, just embarked on the second leg of the tour last week in the Southwest and continue to garner critical acclaim. "Once considered a high priest of rock decadence, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell may well be the best preserved of the post-punk, grunge and alternative rock survivors,” wrote Hector Saldaña, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS (5/7/12) of their show at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. “The wiry frame and wide-eyed, diabolical onstage persona propels this act as much as guitarist Dave Navarro’s high-on-the-neck dive bombs, Chris Chaney’s rattling bass or Stephen Perkins relentless onslaught on the drums. Farrell created bedlam with his dance moves and slinky, sexual presence on ‘Just Because’ and the classic ‘Been Caught Stealing.’” See more critical soundbites below.
Catch the continued “THEATRE OF THE ESCAPISTS” tour in these cities and venues this summer:
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Bank of America Pavilion
Band Of Skulls
New Brunswick, NJ
Band Of Skulls
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino - MGM Grand Theater
After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST--the music festival which celebrates rock, indie,punk and underground artists from every era--is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.
Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surchargesfor a limited time.3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at www.riotfest.org.
RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park--which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor--in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.
A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.
More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.
As previously announced, RIOT FEST enjoyed a successful east coast expansion to Philadelphia in 2011 andon Thursday,July 19, the music fest will return to the Festival PieratPenn’s Landing with REFUSED, THE PROMISE RING, AUGUST BURNS RED, OFF!, GAMEFACE, BOY SETS FIRE, HIRS and more. Although initially planned as a three-day event in Philly this year, RIOT FEST promoters have come across a exciting new opportunity for the East Coast and have decided to focus their efforts on making this a special late-summer event. Expect a full announcement soon. For all questions regarding tickets, click here.
Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST--an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival--will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES,LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. A list of artists performing at each date is available online at:www.knotfest.com.“KNOTFEST is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America,” explains Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “We’re thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experienced by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal.”Featuring two heavy-hitting stages of hard music, KNOTFEST will create an intoxicating spectacle, as fans descend into a decadent apocalyptic underworld featuring circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides--including the legendary Ring of Fire carnival ride (Saturday only)--while masked performers, firebreathers and nightmarish stilt-walkers roam the festival grounds. Interactive graffiti walls and a drum circle made of junkyard cars will entertain fans and artists alike in the immersive, dark apocalyptic atmosphere. Upon entering the gates, sinister surprises including a Slipknot museum and powerful, vibrant art installations await around every corner for fans to discover and explore.Tickets for KNOTFEST go on-sale Friday, June 8 at 10:00 AM EDT at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the box office. GA tickets and a limited number of VIP packages will be available with amenities ranging from early entrance, a shaded VIP bar and lounge with a main stage viewing area (21+ only), VIP catered meals, preferred parking and a meet and greet with Slipknot. To view all ticket and VIP options for both dates, visit: www.knotfest.com.Visit www.knotfest.com,www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST and www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST for the most-up-to-date information.
OCEANIA is the forthcoming album by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS. Intended to recapture the album experience, all 13 songs on OCEANIA will be premiered simultaneously to fans, radio, press and the online world. Forgoing the standard industry launch, the group purposely planned no single or video to be released prior to the full album.Starting now, Monday, June 11,OCEANIA will be streamed for free in its entirety for one week exclusively on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com/). Fans will be able to pre-order the album all week leading up to the June 19 in-store date. OCEANIA was specially mastered to optimize digital sound quality for iTunes Store customers. The release comes via the band’s own Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution.Listen to OCEANIA here: www.iTunes.com/SmashingPumpkins Having his own label through EMI afforded PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN the opportunity to try something different. It is a launch scenario that goes against industry standards by allowing the album to be heard as it was meant to be. The group’s release plan was in no way intended to slight radio stations, video channels, press or online outlets. Instead, it represents the artistic vision of a band who, says CORGAN, “was dead set on making an album where every song was just as valuable as any other, ignoring the typical claptrap you hear about needing a single. The only way to make the case that every song on Oceania is worth hearing is to put your heart into the sequence as a cohesive whole.”OCEANIA was recorded at the group’s studio in Chicago with CORGAN’s bandmates: guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist/vocalist NICOLE FIORENTINO. The powerful 13-song collection (see track listing below) was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, King Crimson, etc). Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE. “I've been adamant in stressing that as a group, first and foremost, we are here to make new music together,” says CORGAN. “I'm proud to say that on Oceania I feel we've cut our own path forward. Jeff, Mike, and Nicole have all made significant contributions to the tone and texture of Oceania, which is an album that is unlike any I've ever made. Yet at the same time I believe it upholds the same musical values I've always pushed for with The Pumpkins, be they progressive, emotional, epic, or restless.”Here’s the OCEANIA track listing:Quasar PanopticonThe CelestialsViolet RaysMy Love is WinterOne Diamond, One HeartPinwheelsOceaniaPale HorseThe ChimeraGlissandraInklessWildflower
SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers today announced that the fifth annual three-day music festival--taking place on THE SUNSET STRIPThursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18--will celebrate the music and legacy of THE DOORS.The festival will kick off with an exclusive VIP event honoring the iconic Sunset Strip band on August 16, which will feature an all-star band celebrating THE DOORS, and will conclude with an all-day street fest on Saturday, August 18. MARILYN MANSON will headline the outdoor street fest, which will also feature performances by THE OFFSPRING, STEVE AOKI, BAD RELIGION, very special guest BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, DE LA SOUL, DEAD SARA, DAS RACIST, THE MOWGLI’S and more. Many of the artists will celebrate THE DOORS by performing their take on some of THE DOORS’ legendary songs.The venues within the street festival closure--The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club--will also host full lineups from more than 50 bands throughout the day.Look for further lineup announcements to be revealed in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale today (6/13) via TicketWeb.com/SSMF (various pricing options below). A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit IMPACT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER in Pasadena, CA., which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 1969. Impact is a residential treatment community for men and women from all walks of life and has outpatient clinics, transitional housing and in-custody programs throughout L.A. County. Impact offers programs to everyone from the roadie to the rock star, with their simple and effective no-nonsense approach to substance abuse treatment. For more information, go to http://www.impacthouse.com.As in years past, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevardand transformed into a premier concert destination with two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences.“We are happy to bring another amazing and diverse lineup to the boulevard as we celebrate the music and legacy of one of The Sunset Strip’s most influential artists, The Doors,” noted SSMF executive director Todd Steadman. “We’re also excited to mark the fifth year of the music festival. SSMF is a homegrown, not-for-profit festival that continues to grow each year. It is shaped by a team of venue owners who partner each year to create a unifying event that celebrates The Sunset Strip and the community of musicians and music fans it has fostered. We look forward to seeing past attendees and welcoming new fans to this year’s event.”THE DOORS--organist RAY MANZAREK, guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER, drummer JOHN DENSMORE and late singer JIM MORRISON--have earned worldwide notoriety for being one of the most influential rock groups of all time. With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison's poetry and presence, THE DOORS had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The band was formed in Venice, Calif., and remains a vital piece to the legacy and history of The Sunset Strip. It was on The Strip that THE DOORS got their start at the London Fog before moving down the street to perform as the house band at the Whisky A Go-Go. A show at the Whisky in August 1966 helped them land a deal with Elektra Records, which would propel the band into international music icons."The Doors are honored to be celebrated by the magical, legendary Strip,” says RAY MANZAREK. “A great leap forward from the Summer Of Love to today. What a great time we're going to have! The Sunset Strip. Live bands, loud music, Rock and Roll. It's the ‘60s all over again, and everyone is welcome. Dancing in the streets. Joy, Love, Peace. And we want to get it all together just One - More - TIME! Could this be the beginning of the new Golden Age? Let it be so." ROBBY KRIEGER says, "It's a thrill to be honored by The Sunset Strip Music Festival this year. Venice was our home, but The Doors lived and came of age on the Sunset Strip. It's exciting to see that the legacy we helped create is still alive and thriving today!" JOHN DENSMORE adds, "The Sunset Strip in the ‘60s was the incubation canal for an entire renaissance in music, and its impact is still with us. The Doors are proud to be honored this year at the 5th annual SSMF celebration."Tickets for SSMF 2012 are on sale beginning today at TicketWeb and are free of additional ticketing fees. Ticket options include general admission August 18 street festival ticket for $75 and VIP options for $135, which includes access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, VIP areas in the beer garden and venues, access to VIP lounge On The Rox, a separate entrance and additional perks. A very limited number of three-day VIP passes will also be available for $250. These special passes include access to THE DOORS celebration on Thursday, August 16, VIP access to the August 18 street festival and entrance to all of the Sunset Strip Venues on August 16, 17 and 18--House of Blues, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club--pending capacity.Previous SSMF performers have included Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash featuring Fergie, Public Enemy, Common, Bush, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Neon Trees, Matt & Kim, Cobra Starship and She Wants Revenge, among others. Highlights from SSMF 2011--which drew a festival record of 15,000 music fans from Southern California and beyond--can be seen here: http://bit.ly/SSMF11vid.Attendees traveling to SSMF can also enjoy a special offer on Virgin America flights to Los Angeles between August 13 and 21, when they book online at: http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/booking/ssmf.html?cid=PRO_338. SSMF2012’s proud supporting sponsors include Virgin America, Jack Daniel’s, Gibson Guitar, Bud Light, Monster Energy Drink, Los Angeles Hornburg Range Rover and Land Rover on The Sunset Strip, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Mondrian, 98.7fm, TicketWeb, City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and Clear Channel Outdoor. Street fest/event production provided by Swing House Hollywood. Festival creative provided by Signature Creative.For the latest SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL news, visit www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com, like www.facebook.com/sunsetstripmusicfestival and follow https://twitter.com/#!/SSMF.
Jack White--one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past fifteen years--has been confirmed as the final headliner for THE VOODOO MUSIC AND ARTS EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY STEPHEN REHAGE. Touring in support of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Blunderbuss, White joins previously announced headliners Grammy Award-winning trio Green Day and the legendary Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The Avett Brothers; Kaskade; Justice; Silversun Pickups; JFK of MSTRKRFT; AWOLNATION; Étienne De Crécy; K’Nann; Dave Stewart; The Gaslamp Killer; Thomas Dolby; Borgore; Nervo; and Supagroup round out the developing 2012 VOODOO line-up that features artists from a variety of musical genres, while also reflecting the cultural gumbo that defines this historic and beloved American city (full talent list is below).
Celebrated as one of America’s most eclectic festivals and the final musical event of the annual U.S. music festival season, this year’s VOODOO--Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28--will mark its 14th consecutive year. In addition, for the first time, this year’s VOODOO will offer on site camping. The inaugural camping experience will offer festival goers the chance to sleep under the stars amidst two hundred year old oak trees, picturesque lagoons and waterways of New Orleans’ historic City Park and located just steps away from the entrance to the annual Halloween weekend music celebration.
The VOODOO 2012 line-up (as of June 23) is as follows:
Green Day; Neil Young & Crazy Horse; Jack White; Skrillex; The Avett Brothers; Kaskade; Justice; Silversun Pickups; AWOLNATION; Dave Stewart; Gary Clark Jr.; Bootsy Collins; Étienne de Crécy; K'Naan; JFK of MSTRKRFT; Tomahawk; Thomas Dolby; Say Anything; Die Antwoord; Modestep; Toots and The Maytals; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; The Gaslamp Killer; Borgore; Nervo; The New Orleans Bingo! Show; The Features; Dev; Delta Rae; Soul Rebels; George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners; DJ QBert & D-Styles of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz; DallasK; Jim-E Stack; Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds; Infantree; Treme Brass Band; Lil Band O' Gold; CC Adcock and The Lafayette Marquis; The Revivalists; Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton doing James Booker; Ingrid Lucia presents New Orleans Nightengales; Force Feed Radio; Marcia Ball; Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires; Paul Sanchez; Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Andy Suzuki and The Method; Dirty Dozen Brass Band; 101 Runners feat Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Beverly Skillz; Pimps of Joytime; Star and Dagger; TBC Brass Band; Tribute to Jimmy's Music Club Models, Dash Rip Rock, Sexdog & Stephie and The Whitesox; Supagroup; Noisician Coalition;Lost Bayou Ramblers with Preservation Hall Horns; Luke Winslow King; Leo Jackson and The Melody Clouds; Royal Teeth; Carmine P. Filthy; Unicorn Fukr; Rekanize; Big History; Christopher Joseph; Christoph Andersson; Fleur de Tease with Special Guests; Debauche; Chicano Batman; St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus; Mainline; and Money Mitch.
Tickets and camping passes for the 2012 VOODOO are available now via www.thevoodooexperience.com utilizing Elevate’s easy online shopping experience--with helpful customer service--that allows buyers to print their own tickets. Ticket prices (as of June 23) are as follows: three-day weekend GA tickets are $175; LOA Lounge VIP three-day pass are $500 and LOA Lounge VIP three-day pass with parking are $550. More information about this year’s VOODOO including information and pricing of camping options can also be found at www.thevoodooexperience.com. 2012 VOODOO partners include Bud Light, Toyota, Garnier Fructis, Red Bull, American Spirits and Fuse TV.
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)--have announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA. The exclusive presale for Citi card members starts Tuesday, July 3. Citi card members will also have special access to tickets as well as VIP experiences at http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. A limited amount of VIP packages--including a chance to meet SLASH and get an autographed guitar--will also be available for fans during the pre sale which begins Tuesday, July 10th. General public on sales will begin Friday, July 13th. Ticket info will be available at http://slashonline.com/tour/. See the tour dates below.
This news comes as the band, coming off a successful European trek, gets ready to launch a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada July 12 in Portland, OR, right after the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame on July 10.
The tour is in connection with the success of SLASH’s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVEwhich stormed onto the BillboardTop 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut that week. SLASH has achieved his first-ever#1 hit at rock radio as the explosive first single “You’re A Lie” vaults to the #1 spot this week at Active Rock. Watch the video for “You’re A Lie” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SZrJLMTO-8. The album also entered the Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S.: Canada (#2), Australia (#2), New Zealand (#1), Germany (#5), France (#7), Japan (#2), Sweden (#4) and Switzerland (#3). All the songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI Label Services) were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy.
For the tour, SLASH teamed with Guitar Center–the world’s largest music retailer-–to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to twenty unsigned American bands. Twenty bands will be hand-selected to be SLASH’s opening acts and will perform on the fall tourin the cities closest to their hometown. At the end of the fall run, one of the opening bands will be named by SLASH as the grand prize winner of Guitar Center On-Stage. Not only will the bands be opening for one of the world’s greatest guitarists, but they will also receive a tour support prize pack that includes gear from Ernie Ball, Zoom, Dunlop, Monster Cable, Pro-Mark, and Converse. The top performing band on the tour, as selected by SLASH, will be named the grand prize winner and take home $10,000 in guitars from Gibson and Epiphone, plus a $5,000 shopping spree at Guitar Center and more. The twenty bands will be announced in August.
“I’m a strong believer that the best way to get your music heard is to get out there and play shows,” said SLASH. “There are tons of talented bands that simply don’t have the resources to go on tour, so I’m glad to be able to host them on my tour and at the same time introduce my fans to great, undiscovered artists."
SLASH and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolvermagazine noting: “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012). Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times said: “Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album's 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of ‘You're a Lie’ and the heavy metal grind of ‘Halo’ to the extended instrumental passages on ‘Anastasia’” (May 24, 2012).
SLASH: featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators tour dates:
SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers have announced the full lineup for the annual three-day event kicking off Thursday, August 16 and culminating on Saturday, August 18 with an all-day street festival. THE DOORS will be the 2012 festival honorees.
Among those just announced to perform at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Key Club and Whisky A Go-Go during SSMF 2012 are RZA, Hank III, Peter Murphy, Matt Skiba, Mickey Avalon, James Ingram and many more (see below). These acts join the previously-announced August 18 street festival artists including headliner Marilyn Manson as well as The Offspring,Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, very special guest Black Label Society, Far East Movement, De La Soul, Dead Sara and The Mowgli’s. Tickets are on sale now via TicketWeb (TicketWeb.com/SSMF). A portion of the proceeds will benefit IMPACT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER, which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 1969.
As in years past, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic Saturday, August 18 between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and transformed into a premier concert destination with two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, Silent Frisco’s silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences. The venues within the street festival closure--The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club--will also host full lineups from more than 50 bands throughout the day.
Tickets for SSMF 2012 are on sale now via TicketWeb and are free of additional ticketing fees. Ticket options include general admission August 18 street festival ticket for $75 and VIP options for $135, which includes access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, VIP areas in the beer garden and venues, access to VIP lounge On The Rox, a separate entrance and additional perks. A very limited number of three-day VIP passes will also be available for $250. These special passes include access to THE DOORS celebration on Thursday, August 16, VIP access to the August 18 street festival and entrance to all of the Sunset Strip Venues on August 16, 17 and 18--House of Blues, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club--pending capacity. Tickets for individual venue shows on August 16 and 17 and select August 18 shows are also available. Please visit www.ssmf.com for full details.
Here’s the full lineup for SSMF 2012:
Thursday, August 16 SSMF Celebrates The Doors at House of Blues Sunset Strip
Viper Room Future Villains Lady Sinatra The Black Marquee Gunpowder Secrets Diamonds Under Fire
The Roxy Theatre Peter Murphy Ours
Whisky A Go-Go Jack Russell’s Great White Faster Pussycat Bulletboys Pretty Boy Floyd The Hard Way Wizeguy Theory Madysin Hatter Everyday Feels Like Sunday
Key Club Quiet Riot
Friday, August 17
House of Blues Hank III + special guests
Key Club RZA with full band
Viper Room (early show) Unwritten Law London Cries
Viper Room (late show) Mickey Avalon Little Miss Nasty
Whisky A Go-Go James Ingram Teddy Campbell Band
Saturday, August 18
Outdoor street festival stages Marilyn Manson The Offspring Steve Aoki Bad Religion Black Label Society Far East Movement De La Soul Dead Sara The Mowgli’s
The Roxy Theatre Das Racist Matt Skiba Street Drum Corps Burning Of Rome Caught A Ghost Filligar Love And A .38 The Stone Foxes The Knife Outline Dim Mak after party with surprise performances
Whisky A Go-Go Tempting Fate The Untouchables Hardly Dangerous Dynazty The Rocketz Cold Blue Rebels Leif Garrett Hurricane Hotel Diablo Beowulf Bitch 45 Grave
Key Club V Sevani Venrez Suedehead Moses Stone Nylon Pink California Windfall Vicci Martinez True Press Patience Prince Brandon and Leah After party
98-7fm's "Close to Home" Roxy Lot Stage JJamz Family Of The Year Terraplane Sun Midnight Hour The Vim Dicta Jared James Nichols Cherri Bomb Silent Frisco
Grammy-winning, iconic guitaristandRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH marked a career milestone today, Tuesday, July 10,as he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. SLASH’s star is located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd (6801 Hollywood Blvd, #105 Los Angeles, CA 90028). SLASH’s friends--celebrated film producerRobert Evans, actor Charlie Sheen and beloved radio host Jim Ladd--were guest speakers at the fan-packed ceremony. Afterwards, SLASH and bandmate Myles Kennedy treated fans to a private acoustic performance and exclusive Q&A at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd.
As a musician, artist, philanthropist, and iconic rock figure, SLASH has amassed album sales nearing an astounding 100 million copies along with a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations, plus countless other accolades, accomplishments and acknowledgements, Time magazine named Slash #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time.”Slash’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers list. Guitar Hero used SLASH’s image and music, producing an installment that shattered previous gaming records while opening the floodgates to a whole new generation of fans.
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)--recently released their new album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (May 22, 2012). APOCALYPTIC LOVE stormed onto the BillboardTop 200 Albums Chartat#4,marking the top rock debut for that week.The disc also hit #1 Independent Albums Chartand#1Hard Music Albums Chart. “You’re A Lie” the hard-driving first singleoff the new album is now #1 Active Rock, marking SLASH’s first ever solo #1 hit at radio. All songs onAPOCALYPTIC LOVEreleased onSLASH’s ownDik Hayd International, and distributed through EMI Label Services were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy as they spent the last two years on tour all over the world. Critical acclaim is pouring in for the album. Revolver magazine declared “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunesbuilt to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012). The Los Angeles Times added, “Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album’s 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of ‘You’re a Lie’ and the heavy metal grind of ‘Halo’ to the extended instrumental passages on ‘Anastasia.’” Elsewhere, Rolling Stone.com hailed “the album is filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork, most notably on standout tracks like ‘Hard and Fast’ and ‘Standing in the Sun’” (May 20, 2012).SLASHand his band, including touring guitarist Frank Sidoris, will launch a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada on July 12 in Portland, OR. They’ll follow that up with a full U.S. headliningtour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA Ticket info is available at http://slashonline.com/tour. See the tour dates below.
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The Peach Music Festival announces that sales of single-day tickets will begin this Friday, July 13 at 10am. Tickets for the Friday, August 10 show will be $60* and tickets for Saturday, August 11 (which include a free Sunday, August 12 ticket) are $80*. Also, just announced: Rebelution, JD & The Straight Shot and 61 North have been added to the already stellar line-up, which follows below.This will be the first-ever ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND-inspired festival in the Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) region, which will take place on multiple stages over the course of three days at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Sno Mountain Ski Area & Water Park in Scranton, PA Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12th. Previously-announced artists include Zac Brown Band, Warren Haynes Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, O.A.R., Railroad Earth, The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blackberry Smoke and more. Tickets are on sale now and available at LiveNation.com, Toyota Pavilion Box Office (on sale and day-of-show only) or by-phone at 800-745-3000. (*additional fees may apply)FRIDAY, AUGUST 10: Zac Brown Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Blackberry Smoke, Trigger Hippy, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Cabinet and 61 NorthSATURDAY, AUGUST 11: The Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, O.A.R., The Wailers, Rebelution, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Railroad Earth, Toubab Krewe, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, JD & The Straight Shot, Grimace Federation, Tauk and MizSUNDAY, AUGUST 12: Wake Up With Warren (Warren Haynes acoustic solo), Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Blind Boys of Alabama
Just a few months after the June 5 release of their acclaimed debut BIG MOON RITUAL album, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)--is set to release the companion album THE MAGIC DOORSeptember 11 via Silver Arrow/Megaforce. Both albums were recorded in two marathon sessions earlier this year at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Papercuts) after the band wrapped up a 118-show 2011 tour during which the band road-tested all the material.“I would say very early on in the recording--within the first two days,” says ROBINSON when asked about the moment he realized two albums would emerge. “Thom had encouraged us to remain true to the arrangements we had been playing all year on the road. We inevitably had some longer pieces and felt that the performances were strong enough that we didn't want to edit them for any extraneous reasons.”The Magic Door contains seven songs: six originals--“Someday Past The Sunset,” “Vibration & Light Suite,” “Appaloosa,” “Little Lizzie Mae,” “Sorrows Of A Blue Eyed Liar” and “Wheel Don't Roll”--plus a cover of Hank Ballard’s “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go,” a CRB set list staple.The songs (written by ROBINSON, with Neal Casal on “Wheel Don’t Roll” and Casal and Adam MacDougal on “Sorrows Of A Blue Eyed Liar”) are all free flowing and some lengthy, with “Vibration & Light Suite” clocking in at 13:56. This is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going and the speed at which it is traveling.On the album as on the road, ROBINSON continues to grow as a guitarist alongside guitarist Neal Casal. “I look at music as a conversation and Neal's a very eloquent speaker on guitar and I'm just trying to keep the conversation interesting.”Here are the in-progress tour dates for the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD:Wed 7/18 Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay ClubThu 7/19 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Brewing CoFri 7/20 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero TheatreSat 7/21 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & HarrietsSat 8/11 Tulsa, OK Cain’sSun 8/12 Wichita, KS Cotillion BallroomTue 8/14 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music RoomThu 8/16 Chattanooga, TN Track 29Fri 8/17 Memphis, TN New Daisy TheaterSat 8/18 St. Louis, MO The PageantSun 8/19 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century TheatreTue 8/21 Buffalo, NY The Town BallroomThu 8/23 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield PlayhouseFri 8/24 Bearsville, NY Bearsville TheatreSat 8/25 Amagansett, NY Stephen TalkhouseSun 8/26 Amagansett, NY Stephen TalkhouseThu 10/18 Live Oak, FL Magnolia Festival
We’ve moved into the digital music era, but multimedia albums have neglected to make the transition into this new era as easily as singles. Technology has evolved to create opportunities never before possible, such as interacting with artists in a live setting. Ideas move fast, and it makes sense an artist would be at the heart of new, innovative and forward-thinking ideas that resonate. Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist andRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH has introduced two new music apps which celebrate a return to the full-length album, allowing fans to access his signature sound and push the boundaries of how music is released.
SLASH’s new album APOCALYPTIC LOVEmoves into the interactive age and is now available as a multimedia app for users of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. SLASH has partnered with MATIvision to bring fans the SLASH360 app. The SLASH360 brings you into the studio with SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The ConspiratorsBrent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass). “We recorded this album live, as we played it,” explains SLASH. “The app captures the energy of the band in the best way and MATIvision allows fans to experience the album just as if they were in the room with us.” MATIvision is the world’s first multi-camera 360-degree interactive music application. The SLASH360 app allows fans to follow every moment of the band performing APOCALYPTIC LOVE in its entirety through the eyes of six 360-degree spherical, panoramiccameras. SLASH360 is a music first. Never before have fans been able to control their experience while listening to the album at the same time. SLASH and MATIvision have taken the information that used to be limited to a CD booklet and turned it into a unique fan experience.
For the more musically inclined fan, SLASH partnered with IK Multimedia to develop AmpliTube Slash edition which allows fans to play, practice and record with SLASH’s signature pedals and amplifiers on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC. Users can rock in a fully integrated multi-track recording studio with SLASH’s legendary Marshall amplifiers andhis signature guitar pedals as well asa comprehensive collection of SLASH’s guitar tone settings. “Myles and I wrote APOCALYPTIC LOVE entirely on tour,” explains SLASH. “When we weren’t performing we were traveling so by using my iPhone with AmpliTube and iRig I was able to capture the ideas swimming in my head at 4AM.” “I’ll do some tweaks on the Marshall’s, but there are different effects available including distortion, chorus, auto wah and more.” SLASH worked closely with IK Multimedia to make sure AmpliTube Slash faithfully reproduced his unmistakable sounds and tones. The apps are now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad ($9.99) and inside the new AmpliTube 2.5 for iOS with the inclusion of SLASH’s full deck of signature gear in the cutting edge AmpliTube Custom Shop desktop/laptop app and plug-in for Mac/PC ($79.99). For all possible options, visit: www.amplitube.com/slash.
2012 has been a big year so far for SLASH. On July 10th,he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd (6801 Hollywood Blvd). As a musician, artist, philanthropist, and iconic rock figure, SLASH has amassed album sales nearing an astounding 100 million copies along with a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations, plus countless other accolades, and acknowledgements, Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time.”SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers list.
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators recently released their new album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (May 22, 2012). APOCALYPTIC LOVE stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4,marking the top rock debut for that week.The disc hit #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music Albums Chart. “You’re A Lie” the hard-driving first singleoff the new album is now #1 Active Rock, marking SLASH’s first ever solo #1 hit at radio. All songs onAPOCALYPTIC LOVE(released onSLASH’s own Dik Hayd International, and distributed through EMI Label Services) were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy as they spent the last two years on tour all over the world. SLASH and his band, including touring guitarist Frank Sidoris, launched a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada on July 12 in Portland, OR. They’ll follow that up with another U.S. headliningtour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA.
Dynamic. Electrifying. Compelling. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe BIG GIGANTIC and their powerful live sets at some of the top U.S. festivals this summer.And now the Boulder, CO-based electronic act---saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken--is set to bring their breakthrough sound of DJ-based music with live instruments to over 45 cities throughout North America this fall. Kicking off September 15 in Port Chester, NY during the reopening of The Capitol Theatre and featuring a stop at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA on October 5, the “Uprising Tour” will hit such cities as Tempe,San Diego, Reno, Seattle, Portland, Boise, Tulsa, Little Rock, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Toronto, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, New Orleans and Nashville among many others before wrapping December 1 in Athens, GA. Supporting BIG GIGANTIC will be GRiZ from October 3-November 4 with Adventure Club on select dates, Crizzly from November 5-17 and Ana Sia from November 21-December 1 unless otherwise noted. See below for full list of tour dates with more to be announced soon. “We are SO STOKED to rage with you on our upcoming fall tour—The UPRISING TOUR!!” says Lalli and Salken. “This time, we’re reaching far and wide, hitting a ton of dates all over the West Coast, Midwest, Northeast and the South. We’ll be hitting some new cities we’ve never been to, as well as some of our favorite stops along the way. Make sure to get the crew together and get your tickets cause we’re bringing the heat with new music, old music, crazy production and a raging dance party every night. We also have our good friends GRiZ, Crizzly and Ana Sia coming out supporting us. Check out this sick video of what we’ll be gettin’ into this fall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu90rz4M93M&feature=plcp. It’s gonna be an exciting fall season!!!”Chosen by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 Must-See Acts at Bonnaroo 2012,” BIG GIGANTIC has been making the rounds this summer on the U.S. festival circuit to rave reviews (see critical quotes below). Having already taken Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Hangout, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Governor’s Ball and All Good Music Festival by storm, the duo just performed twice this past weekend at Lollapalooza: Saturday night at a sold-out official aftershow at the Congress Theatre and Sunday night on Perry’sStage at the festival, where they announced their headlining New Year’s Eve show taking place at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Other festival appearances still to come include Outside Lands this Sunday, August 12 (set time: 2:05-2:50pm on Twin Peaks stage), Austin City Limits, Summer Set and CounterPoint along with performances in early 2013 on both Holy Ship! and Jam Cruise, marking the first band to play both cruises.One of their biggest shows to come this year though will be taking place in their home state of Colorado when BIG GIGANTIC headline the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the first time ever Saturday, September 29 and transform the iconic venue into “Rowdytown.” The support acts for the show have finally been announced. Joining BIG GIGANTIC and over 9,000 fans will be Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dillon Francis, GRiZ and Raw Russ. Special VIP and travel packages are currently available including an exclusive VIP viewing area, a limited edition signed poster and shuttles. For more information, go to www.biggigantic.net.Formed in 2008, the classically trained Lalli (who received a master’s degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music) and Salken interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own. Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop. The duo leaves no genre off-limits as they channel everything from funk and dubstep to house and hip-hop. Their latest album, NOCTURNAL, released earlier this year via their own label Big Gigantic Records, is currently available as a freedownload on their website www.biggigantic.net. Featuring new original songs like “Nocturnal” and “Hopscotch,” the album has received over 175,000 downloads to date. BIG GIGANTIC has also recently released new free remixes of Savoy’s “We Are The Sun” and Adventure Club’s “Do I See Color.”
The world of deadmau5—the world-renowned electronic artist—is always fast and furious. He recently overhauled his studio in hisTorontohometown and following his full-scaleEuropean tour this past spring, he locked himself in and went on a creative spree to finish > album title goes here <, his new album due out September 25 (Ultra Music).Following his performance with the Foo Fighters at the Grammy Awards earlier this year showcasing his stellar remix of the group’s “Rope,” deadmau5 continues his collaborations in the rock world by enlisting the vocal talents of Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance for his new single “Professional Griefers.” Out on August 14 on Ultra Music in North America, the single sits on the tougher end of deadmau5’s productions and already leading rock stations such as Los Angeles’ KROQ, Live 105 in San Francisco, KNDD in Seattle and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation have been lending early support.Fans first got to experience “Professional Griefers” as an unreleased instrumental track during deadmau5’s North American Meowingtons Hax tour last year, premiering the track at his critically acclaimed headlining performance at Lollapalooza. Now “Professional Griefers”--which kicks off with stomping beats and heavily distorted guitar stabs, then builds tension with discordant synth strikes leading into the chorus--features vocals from one of the most distinctive voices in rock. Look for its accompanying video, featuring both deadmau5 and Gerard Way and created by Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment production company, to emerge this month (exact date TBA).All the tracks on > album title goes here < are deadmau5 original productions. They include collaborations with “Animal Rights” co-producer Wolfgang Gartner (“Channel 42”); vocalists Imogen Heap (“Telemiscommunications”) and Chris James (“The Veldt,” the critically acclaimed track inspired by the Ray Bradbury short story); and legendary hip-hop outfit Cypress Hill (“Failbait”). There are also new pieces like the Close Encounters of the Third Kind classic film-inspired “Closer,” the dance floor burner “There might be coffee” and electronica piece “Sleepless.” Like “Fn Pig” and “October,” many of these tracks have been available on deadmau5’sSoundCloud as rough edits. For > album title goes here < they come together as finished songs in the format the way he intends them to be heardby his fans.The complete track listing for deadmau5’s > album title goes here < is:deadmau5 just headlined the VELD Music Festival in Toronto this past weekend. His next North American major performance is confirmed for Saturday, September 22 in Las Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie,punk and underground artists from every era--has announced the line-ups and venues for the after-parties for the Chicago festival (see full line-ups below). The official on-sale begins today, August 21 with a limited number of single-day tickets available. All after-parties are open to 3-day pass holders (subject to capacity). Go to: www.riotfest.org.This year’s after-parties continue a long-standing tradition unique to RIOT FEST. "Our after-parties during Riot Fest are solely designed for fans,” explains Riot Fest founder Michael Petryshyn. “Whether it's NOFX bringing down the Congress Theater like they did a few years ago or Alkaline Trio playing a small room for their hometown Chicago fans, these afters are a big thank you to everyone who's been there since we started."2012 is a big year for the festival, which continues to grow and marks the eighth installment of RIOT FEST’sflagship event in Chicago,as well as new stops in Brooklyn, NY (Saturday, September 8 at Williamsburg Park) Toronto, ON (Sunday,September 9, Fort York at Garrison Common) and Dallas, TX (Saturday, September 22atGexa Energy Pavilion). Also new for 2012: the music festival is expanding to a three-day event in Chicago and launching the festival outdoors in beautiful Humboldt Park on September 15-16. Michael Petryshyn explains the diversity and wide-appeal of RIOT FEST artists: “We handpick all of the artists from openers to headliners. Iggy and The Stooges, Elvis Costello, Rise Against, Descendents--each bill represents who we are. Every band on here from Dropkick Murphys to A Day to Remember, all the way to The Jesus and Mary Chain and Gogol Bordello, represents a unique aspect of what Riot Fest was, is and will continue to be in the future. It’s a key goal for us to attract fans of every generation, otherwise you risk being stagnant.”The three-day festival features artists well-known for their powerful live performances including: Rise Against, Iggyand the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Descendents, Dropkick Murphys, Coheed and Cambria, Alkaline Trio, TheJesus and Mary ChainThe Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K. (full band), Minus The Bear, Frank Turner, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Neon Trees, Dead Sara, Imagine Dragons, as well as new additions Cursive and Of Mice And Men, plus many more (see full lineups below). Flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor, Humboldt Park will feature three mainmusic stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks on the park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago.
The popular and critically acclaimed concert JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE(JBLZE)--which celebrates the life and music of JASON’s father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham--will return to the west coast starting October 5 in Napa Valley, CA and concluding October 16 in Sacramento, CA. In November, JBLZE will head to the east coast and select dates in Canada. Tickets for the JBLZE shows are now on sale; see www.jblze.com for ticket links and more information.
"This is a personal trip through my life with the music of Led Zeppelin,” explains JASON, "and how the music influenced me."
JASON played with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at Led Zeppelin's "final" show at London's O2Arena in 2007. The O2Arena show was heralded as the most powerful Led Zeppelin performance since the group’s original disbandment. The band received uniformly rave reviews the epic night will finally see a worldwide theatrical release titled Celebration Day in 1,500 screens in 40 territories beginning October 17. Tickets will be available starting September 13 via www.ledzeppelin.com.
“Performing my father’s songs at the Led Zeppelin 02 reunion concert in 2007 was an honor that I will forever remember as one of the most bittersweet, yet greatest nights of my life,” says JASON BONHAM. “I’m over the moon that the 02 concert will finally be available for all Zeppelin fans to enjoy. That special night was the original spark that ignited JBLZE.”
BONHAM partnered with Annerin Productions--the critically acclaimed theatrical producers of "PFX-The Pink Floyd Experience" and "Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles"--to create a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE is a spectacular rock concert with the iconic blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll of Led Zeppelin, stunning atmospheric video and lighting effects, which highlight the unique history that JASON BONHAM shares–in commemoration of his father John Bonham–with the legendary rock n’ roll group Led Zeppelin.JASON and his band’s powerful live performance of over 20 iconicLed Zeppelin classics takes concert-goers through a mesmerizing visual and aural journey as giant backdrops display iconic art, and BONHAM’s own historical footage, photos and stories are set to stunning atmosphericeffects.
The powerful JBLZE line-up--JASON BONHAM (drums), TONY CATANIA (guitar/theremin), STEPHEN LEBLANC (keyboards/lapsteel guitar) DORIAN HEARTSONG (bass) and JAMES DYLAN (vocals)--will make stops at such venues as San Francisco’s The Warfield(October 14), Sacramento’s Crest Theatre(October 16) and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (October 11), among others. For the new line-up, see dates listed below with more coming soon.
JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE dates are as follows with more to be announced soon.
deadmau5's fourth studio album, > album title goes here <(Ultra Music), made a stellar debut yesterday (October 3) on Billboard charts across the board coming in at #6 on the Top 200, #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album chart, #2 on the Independent album chart and #5 on the Digital Albums chart. This marks his highest charting album ever, topping the debut of his 2010 album 4x4=12 which entered the Top 200 at #47.The album, released September 25, also made its debut at #1 on iTunes’ Dance chart and at #4 on iTunes’ Overall Album chart. It features singles “Professional Griefers” with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and “The Veldt,” a hypnotic homage to Ray Bradbury featuring vocalist Chris James. There’s also “Take care of the proper paperwork,” a gritty guitar track into a haunting dance movement, and “Failbait,” which yields cybernetic rap with Cypress Hill terminating their verses on sight. Everything culminates on the ethereal bliss of “Telecommunications,” a collaboration with one of the world's most intriguing voices Imogen Heap.The top selling individual track from > album title goes here < is deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Channel 42,” which Billboard’s Digital Songs chart lists at #117 in the Top 200 with over 14,500 units sold. The Hot Digital Tracks chart also lists three tracks—“Channel 42,”“Superliminal” and “There might be coffee”--from the album.Critical accolades have greeted the album release. “Outspoken EDM iconoclast continues to march to his own pulsing beat. He builds bridges to rock and rap with name guests,” wrote Brian Mansfield of USA Today (9/25/12), “while drawing from science-fiction past with tracks inspired by Ray Bradbury and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Adds Lauren LipsayofElektrodaily(9/25/12),“The tracks are impeccably produced and detailed, the kind of music that always leaves something to discover on future listens. What’s more, > album title goes here < offers the experience every deadmau5 fan craves: a guided tour through his complex, brilliant mind.” Says Megan Farokhmanesh, Paste Magazine (9/26/12) “> album title goes here < is nothing short of infectious. With one taste you’ll crave more, until every song is frantically thumping through your head at all hours of the night. Armed with a collection of adrenaline-pumping beats and diverse vocal appearances, it’s a musical force that continues to establish Zimmerman’s place among the house music greats.”Meanwhile, as something extra special for his fans, deadmau5 created a limited run of a lenticular album cover for > album title goes here <. Only 150,000 pieces, featuring the face of deadmau5’s famed cat Professor Meowingtons PhD in a 3D placement inside his trademark mau5head, have been made. The lenticular technology used mostly with novelty items is created by lenticular lenses producing a printed image with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles.The track listing for deadmau5’s > album title goes here < is:01. Superliminal02. Channel 42 (deadmau5 + Wolfgang Gartner)03. The Veldt (feat. Chris James) [8 minute edit]04. Fn Pig05. Professional Griefers (feat. Gerard Way)06. Maths07. There might be coffee08. Take care of the proper paperwork09. Closer10. October11. Sleepless12. Failbait (feat. Cypress Hill)13. Telemiscommunications (deadmau5 + Imogen Heap)
Beginning with two sold-out shows in Newfoundland on September 7 & 8th to the closing night in Victoria, BC on September 29th, JOHN FOGERTY rocked his way through Canada night after night, solidifying his stature as a rock and roll icon and songwriter extraordinaire. Over the course of 16 sold-out shows, Canadian fans were treated to unforgettable nights of music as the groundbreaking singer, songwriter and guitarist performed to capacity crowds with his “phenomenal vocals and killer guitar riffs” (Edmonton Journal) plus a special production created just for these shows. See more critical quotes below.FOGERTY, one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million records, is now back in the studio finishing his much-anticipated album Wrote a Song for Everyone. It’sa celebration of his revered songbook (classics and deep tracks) and some brand new songs to be released on Vanguard Records, his first for the label, in early 2013. It will feature collaborations with Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, My Morning Jacket, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Dawes and more. Visit www.johnfogerty.com for updates.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has now confirmed it will hold the 15th annual edition of its gargantuan event over two three-day weekends March 15, 16 & 17 and March 22, 23 and 24, 2013 in Miami, FL. This marks the first time ever for a major electronic dance music (EDM) festival to do so anywhere.
Having teased the world with a provocative countdown clock on its YouTube channel just days ago, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has today, October 15, shocked fans by revealing this extraordinary news right at the end of an exclusive video on UMF TV, titled “RELIVE THE ULTRA 2012 EXPERIENCE.”
The video, created and directed by Final Kid’s Charly Friedrichs–director of the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL experience film “CAN U FEEL IT”–“RELIVE THE ULTRA 2012 EXPERIENCE”--showcases 14 minutes of the very finest moments from this past year’s event and exclusively previews the double-delight that’s in store for March 2013. View it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUSRh3xltHM&feature=player_embedded.
Following a long weekend of speculation after the world’s premier electronic music festival launched a LIVE countdown movie on its UMFTV channel on Friday, October 12, fans can now plan ahead for what will be two truly historic weekends in the festival’s history.
Shrouded in secrecy for months, the team behind ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL--which last year drew over 165,000 fans—is excited to unveil this news. Russell Faibisch, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the 15-year-old event says, "After an extremely successful 2012 edition of ULTRA in Miami, and the continuous overwhelming demand by disappointed fans that were unable to attend because of the early sell-out, we've decided to do what ULTRA has always consistently done throughout the years--pioneer and push the EDM movement forward. So we are adding a second weekend of ULTRA. This is a unique concept from anything ever done before in our space, as it will be two weekends...two unique experiences. There are A LOT of incredible plans and surprises lined up for everyone attending our 15th Year Anniversary!"
Adam Russakoff, Executive Producer, Talent Buyer and Director of Business Affairs, adds, "Being the first-ever EDM leaning festival to go two weekends just supports our position as being the preeminent forward-thinking brand in electronica. Although we are already known as having the best and most relevant talent at our events, two weekends allows us to present even more and create two separate and distinct highly unique experiences for our attendees, let alone the impact this will have on the economy in terms of jobs and other ancillary industries like hotels and transportation."
Following a recent study commissioned by ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL and carried out by the Washington Economics Group, which revealed the extent to which the festival boosts the city’s yearly economy, news of the double header weekend won’t solely be music to the ears of electronica fans. In fact, in 2012 alone, the three-day event injected upward of $40 million directly into the Miami-Dale economy($79 million if factoring in indirect and induced spending). With over 60% of visitors hailing from outside Miami-Dade, the local fiscal benefits that this news brings will be unprecedented.
The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST is excited to announce a new 2-CD set released via iTunes and UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES Tuesday, October 30. UNDERSTANDING AMERICA is one of only three compilation albums produced and titled by FZ himself. (Ironically, MOTHERMANIA is another and is also on schedule for October 30.) The project comprises by less than a quarter titles available in current release, other prior versions and many items including the title, “Porn Wars Deluxe,” a 25-minute work, unique to this Release.
A message from the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (Frank Zappa’s proximate Laurel Canyon studio) proclaims: “This work is about love, peace, justice and the American way. It’s about compassion and responsibility. It’s about ethics and honor. It’s about time and it is about money. And bogus pomp and circumstance. Predictions and politics. It is the low-down on high altitudes. Check out the menu for yourself and you will see that the main ingredients, each in their own persuasion and marinating well into the next century, have been carefully skewered and roasted to the peak of perfection by the Master chef, author of one of the all time great cook books, Understanding America. Oh, and finally, it is about Music. Put some in your cauldron and please, don’t forget to vote!”
“From the uniquely specialized repertoire of an artist who never failed to understand that he was working for a highly specialized audience, this is for you.”
The track listing for UNDERSTANDING AMERICA is:
1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy 2. Plastic People 3. Mom & Dad 4. It Can't Happen Here 5. Who Are The Brain Police? 6. Who Needs The Peace Corps? 7. Brown Shoes Don't Make It 8. Concentration Moon 9. Trouble Every Day 10. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here 11. We're Turning Again 12. Road Ladies 13. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are 14. Camarillo Brillo 15. Find Her Finer 16. Dinah-Moe Humm 17. Disco Boy 18. 200 Years Old
1. I'm The Slime 2. Be In My Video 3. I Don't Even Care 4. Can't Afford No Shoes 5. Heavenly Bank Account 6. Cocaine Decisions 7. Dumb All Over 8. Promiscuous 9. Thing-Fish Intro 10. The Central Scrutinizer 11. Porn Wars Deluxe 12. Tinseltown Rebellion 13. Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk
Michael Pietsch, publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Little, Brown has acquired rock and roll legend John Fogerty’s memoir for publication in 2014.In his long-awaited memoir, John Fogerty—one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million albums—will recount his remarkable life. Fogerty’s private and professional journey is one of the great sagas in American music, and his book will interweave the facts of his life with the music that emerged from his personal joys and battles. This includes his time as the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for one of the most beloved and successful rock bands of all time, Creedence Clearwater Revival. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fogerty wrote hit after hit, including “Proud Mary,” ”Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on the Corner,” ”Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Fortunate Son,” “Up Around the Bend,” “Run Through the Jungle,” “Long as I Can See the Light,” “Born on the Bayou,” and so on—distinctly American songs that coalesced the strong emotions running through a nation at war in Vietnam. His solo career includes the album Centerfield, as well as Grammy Award–winning records and award-winning tours. John Fogerty sits beside a handful of musical songwriting legends. He was a hit maker, and he is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time.Fogerty will write about the pressures of sudden fame, his tumultuous relationships with his bandmates—including his brother, Tom—and his long and costly battle for creative freedom from his record label, a battle that was taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Crushed by how the record label victimized him, he was forced to walk away from it all while they were the number one band in the world. “I want to tell the story of how I fought—hard—to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing forces.” He will also discuss his inspirations, including meeting his wife, Julie, and eventually building a family with her, which brought him back to music. He will also look forward to where his journey will take him next, including his forthcoming album Wrote a Song for Everyone, due in 2013, and upcoming collaborations with the Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, and Dawes.John Fogerty said, “The kid from El Cerrito wanted to be the best musician in the world—my promise to myself. I accomplished that goal against all odds, only to have it fall apart on top of me. The songs and the music stopped; you didn’t hear from John Fogerty for years. All of this took its toll on me. I couldn’t write a song, sing a song. And it was so hard on me, all of the lawsuits and betrayals. I was personally fading away. My story will share the ups and downs and how it all affected me. The road back was a bumpy one, and I knew that it would take years to come out of it, but I did. Happily, I did, with my dear wife, Julie, by my side.“I have come to a place where I can look back and reflect on those stories and share what really happened. I am the guy who lived it, and you will hear me tell the story for the first time.”Michael Pietsch said, “John Fogerty’s musical originality and determination have nourished us all for years. It is an honor to work with him to bring the full story of his music and his life to his millions of admirers at last. I can’t wait.”Little, Brown acquired world rights from Laura Nolan at Paradigm Agency. The audiobook will be read by John Fogerty and published simultaneously by Hachette Audio. The book will be edited by Little, Brown executive editor John Parsley.
For the international juggernaut known as SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, it will end where it all began. The trio will wrap their final One Last Tour at both weekends of the 15th annual ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24, 2013 at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL. They will bookend the festival with sets on the opening and closing nights on Friday, March 15 and Sunday, March 24, respectively. This marks a significant milestone in their incredible career together as ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL was where Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso made their SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA North American debut in March 2010.''Ultra was the first place we really built a show for a main stage,” says SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA. “We filmed the whole thing and we played ‘ONE’ for the first time on that stage. It was a moment we would never forget and became the closing scene in our film, ‘Take One.’ The energy of the crowd was unbelievable and the fact that it's part of Miami Music Week where so much new music is born made it even more special. It just felt right that we finished where so much was started and we're honored to open and close the festival.''This final stop of SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA’s One Last Tour will be highly emotional as the group bids farewell to their followers across the world and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and them alike. After exploding on to the North American scene in 2010 at ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL with a main stage performance, the Swedes followed up their huge genre-defining club track “One” with the worldwide platinum-selling single “Miami 2 Ibiza” featuring Tinie Tempah, their first single to hit #1 on the Billboardclub chart. Both tracks appeared on their 2010 compilation album Until One, which is still in the U.K. top 50 chart nearly two years after its release. The boys followed this with their second Billboardclub chart topper and Grammy-nominated “Save The World” last summer, also a huge hit around the globe. They ended 2011 playing to 20,000 people at New York’s Madison Square Garden which sold out in a staggering nine minutes. This year has seen the release of the incendiary “Greyhound” and “Antidote” (a collaboration with Knife Party that reached #3 on the Billboard club chart) and in October SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA released their latest compilation album Until Now on Astralwerks. It rose to #4 on the iTunes album chart and debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200, marking the highest chart position and highest first week sales for a DJ-mixed album ever. The album debuted at #1 in the U.K. and top 10 in seven other countries. Until Now features the Swede’s third #1Billboard club chart topper “Don’t You Worry Child” featuring John Martin, which is currently storming up the Top 40 charts. It recently hit #1 in the U.K., beating Adele’s“Skyfall.” Limited tickets still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.” The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide. Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivalled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year. In 2013, as it enters its 15th year in existence, it will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea.
BIG GIGANTIC shows no signs of slowing down in 2013. As the electronic duo wrap their current “Uprising Tour” this weekend with a sold-out show in Athens, GA, saxophonist/producer DOMINIC LALLI and drummer JEREMY SALKEN have just announced the dates for their 2013 headlining winter tour. The 24-date outing kicks off January29 in Birmingham, AL and will take them throughout the south and east coast to such cities as Atlanta, Louisville, Columbus, Albany and Boston before playing New York City on February 16 at Terminal 5. Next, they’ll stop in New Haven, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Memphis, Austin, Houston and Dallas before concluding March 3 in Oklahoma City. Tickets go on sale today Friday, November 30. See below for full tour dates.
The Boulder, CO-based electronic act had quite a year in 2012. Their latest album NOCTURNAL was released in January via their own label Big Gigantic Records as a free download on their website and has already received over 250,000 downloads to date. LALLI and SALKEN then took on the U.S. festival circuit performing to rave reviews at such top festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Ultra Music Festival, Wakarusa, Hangout, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo, where they were chosen as one of the “10 Must-See Acts” by Rolling Stone. As SPIN noted in their July/August issue, BIGGIGANTIC ranked among the Top 20 artists with the most festival appearances during the summer season. Their current “Uprising Tour” kicked off with a sold-out show dubbed “Rowdytown” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre September 29, marking their first headlining spot at their famed hometown venue. Justin Olsen from NITEGUIDEMAGAZINE best described their October 5 show at the House of Blues West Hollywood noting, “If there’s one word to describe a Big Gigantic show, it’s ‘Rowdy.’ Multi-tasking between playing drums, saxophone and DJing samples, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken provide an EDM experience that’s unique and trendsetting in current times” (November). The 45-date tour has featured over 2/3 of sold-out shows and continues to receive critical acclaim with the press (see below). Following the tour, BIG GIGANTIC will end the year with a handful of big shows including performances at “BassLights” with Bassnectar and Pretty Lights December 28 in Hampton, VA and the SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe on December29. They’ll then ring in 2013 for the second year in a row in Chicago performing at the Aragon Ballroom on New Year’s Eve with support from GRiZ and Manic Focus, followed by performances in early January on both HOLY SHIP!! and Jam Cruise, marking the first band to ever play both cruises.
For fans who have ever dreamed of being in the music business or running their own record company—here’s their chance. The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST and ZAPPA RECORDS are offering up the unprecedented opportunity for Zappa fans to license their very own copies of ROXY BY PROXY by FRANK ZAPPA with The Mothers of Invention.For a $1000 licensing fee, fans can own a master duplication copy of ROXY BY PROXY (All Roxy No Elsewhere): 76 minutes of never-before-released Frank Zappa master recordings from the Roxy performances of December 9 & 10, 1973 including “Inca Roads,” “Penguin in Bondage,” “T’Mershi Duween,” “Dog/Meat,” “RDNZL,” “Cheepnis & Dupree’s Paradise,” “King Kong,” “Chunga’s Revenge” and more. They will also be provided with liner notes and packaging artwork so they can duplicate the CDs to sell at any price they choose, with a $1.20 per CD mechanical royalty to be paid back to Zappa Records. The opportunity is valid now through December 28.Interested fans/participants can sell as many copies of the album as they’d like at the retail level, as official licensed distributors for the Zappa Family Trust. They can also give CDs away as gifts. All the details can be found here.Proceeds from this unprecedented opportunity are being used to complete the long-awaited film The Roxy Performances--recorded December 10, 11and 12, 1973 in Los Angeles and released in part on 1974’s Roxy & Elsewhere CD--for eventual theatrical release and on DVD. According to the ZFT, “You are the ones who want it and you are the ones we need to help us make it happen! This is also a big Thank You to all the fans that are ready willing and able to participate in the ultimate adventure of distributing this record. We are grateful–and we are hopeful that you will show us how to do it better than it has ever been done before.” Frank Zappa, American composer, fl. 1940 - 1993.
The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST honors the American Composer’s “Signature Guitar Compositions” on iTunes. Released on this year’s anniversary of FZ’s death (December 4), FRANK ZAPPA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA--A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE features the classic recordings of “Watermelon In Easter Hay,” “Black Napkins” and ”Zoot Allures,” as well as the earliest versions from the Vault at the time of the original CD release in 1996 (still available from Barfko-Swill). It was one final wish of the Composer that these not be performed by anyone else; Dweezil Zappa is the sole exception with respect to the latter two works.This marks the first time the Zappa Family Trust has announced the significance of this Compilation. In the liner notes for the digital release of FRANK ZAPPA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA--A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE, Gail Zappa explains how this project came to be: “Many people have asked why FZ’s gravesite remains unmarked. How is it possible that a mere stone, a stele, a tablet, a monolithic memorial marker could possibly serve proper notice of the existence of this man. This Human who is no longer Being. This is his mark. These 3 Guitar Songs. They are forever fixed in the now of the anytime you want to hear them. HERE.”Each whole download of FZ Plays the Music of FZ comes with a complimentary personal Imperial Moustache Kit--with warnings to suit and appropriate instructions for both ladies (“Congratulations! You look nothing like FZ, except for the moustache”) and gentlemen (“Tweezers are the only utensil in strict compliance with the Moustache Ordinance 12.21.40 which states that, among other things, anyone who wishes to mimic the appearance of Frank Zappa must remove moustachial hairs in the most painful method possible”).All of these original recordings were produced by Frank Zappa and the compilation was produced by Dweezil Zappa.Frank Zappa, American Composer, fl. 1940 - 1993.
THE BLACK CROWES will return to the road in 2013 with their “Lay Down With Number 13” world tour. The first leg will encompass dates in the U.K. March 24-30 and the U.S. April 2- May 4. Tickets for this first leg go on sale Friday, January 11 at 10:13 AM LOCAL TIME and ticket link information will be available on Tuesday, January 1 here. Additional dates will be announced soon.
The iconic and influential band has also announced the March 19 vinyl release of the live WISER FOR THE TIME (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records). Its mammoth eight sides on four vinyl albums will contain 26 songs--15 acoustic and 11 electric--from the band’s five-night, sold-out NYC performances in the fall of 2010. These never-released-before versions will also be available as a double album digital download.
Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass) and Adam MacDougall (keyboardist) of THE BLACK CROWES “are thrilled to announce the addition of our good friend Jackie Greene” on guitar and vocals.
All this news was finally revealed by the band yesterday on Christmas Day after they began to tease it with a 13-day countdown of “Merry Crowesmas” on December 13. That’s when their website homepage began to change and evolve daily for the first time in two years.
As a Christmas gift to their fans, the band is offering via their website a free mobile web app. It includes a free download of the acoustic version of “Under a Mountain” (the Three Snakes and One Charm song which contains the lyrics “Lay down with number 13”) performed live in NYC in 2010. This offering is exclusive and not included on WISER FOR THE TIME.
The first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour begins March 24 in Manchester in the U.K. and will run through May 4 in New Orleans. Highlights of the itinerary include two-night stands in London (The Forum), Port Chester, New York (at the recently reopened historic venue the Capitol Theatre), New York City (Terminal 5), Chicago (The Vic), Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club) and Nashville (Ryman Auditorium) and a special late-night performance at The Historic Mahalia Jackson Theatre in the French Quarter following the Jazz Fest. Stay tuned for a VIP ticketing announcement.
Here are the dates of the first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour:
*The HMV Forum
*The HMV Forum
Port Chester, NY
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
The Capitol Theatre
New York, NY
New York, NY
House of Blues
The Fillmore Detroit
St. Louis, MO
House of Blues
Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
House of Blues
St. Petersburg, FL
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues
New Orleans, LA
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
*Limited pre-sale available to registered O2 customers 48 hours prior to on-sale.
For THE BLACK CROWES, it's always been about musical exploration, and on their “Lay Down With Number 13” world tourin 2013, for which tickets go on sale January 11 at 10:13 AM LOCAL TIME, they'll keep their shows as fresh as ever. The iconic and influential band will reach deep inside their songbook and extensive catalog, performing greatly varied set lists. Ticket link information is now available at www.blackcrowes.com. The tour’s first leg will encompass dates in the U.K.March 24-30 and the U.S.April 2-May 4.
For their two-night engagement at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium April 20 and 21, the band--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Adam MacDougall and new member Jackie Greene (guitar, vocals)--have announced that the second night (April 21) will mark the tour’s only acoustic show, featuring special guests performing with the band.
“The Black Crowes road has come calling again for us,” says Chris Robinson, “Our music is a living, breathing thing, and we go where ever it takes us. In a world of rock and roll tourists, we look forward to seeing our friends and loyal travelers who will join us and be a part of the shows. The musical horizon beckons.”
For the first time since the band’s 1990 multi-platinum debut album Shake Your Money Maker, THE BLACK CROWES are offering their fans a limited number of VIP packages which include a Meet & Greet Photo opportunity, poster signed by the band, collectible laminate, merchandise vouchers and early entrance in the venue. Check out www.blackcrowes.com for more details.
A week before the tour’s launch, the band will release on March 19 the live WISER FOR THE TIME (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records). Its mammoth eight sides on four vinyl albums will contain 26 songs--15 acoustic and 11 electric--from the band’s five-night, sold-out NYC performances in the fall of 2010. These never-released-before versions will also be available as a double album digital download.
As a Christmas gift to their fans, the band has offered via their website a free mobile web app. It includes a free download of the acoustic version of “Under a Mountain” (the Three Snakes and One Charm song which contains the lyrics “Lay down with number 13”) performed live in NYC in 2010. This offering is exclusive and not included on WISER FOR THE TIME.
The first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour begins March 24 in Manchester in the U.K. and will run through May 4 in New Orleans. Highlights of the itinerary include two-night stands in London (TheForum), Port Chester, New York (at the recently reopened historic venue the Capitol Theatre), New York City (Terminal 5), Chicago (The Vic), Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club) and Nashville (Ryman Auditorium) and a special late-night performance at The Historic Mahalia Jackson Theatre in the French Quarter following Jazz Fest.
Here are the dates of the first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour:
*The HMV Forum
*The HMV Forum
Port Chester, NY
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
The Capitol Theatre
New York, NY
New York, NY
House of Blues
The Fillmore Detroit
St. Louis, MO
(Acoustic performance w/ Special Guests)
House of Blues
Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
House of Blues
St. Petersburg, FL
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues
New Orleans, LA
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
*Limited pre-sale available to registered O2 customers 48 hours prior to on-sale.
Instrumentalists turned seasoned producers Gray Smith, Ben Eberdt and live drummer Michael Kelly—collectively known as the live electronic outfit SAVOY—are renowned for taking elements from almost every sub-genre of electronic music and mashing them together to create a truly unique sound that leaves fans worldwide in one sweaty mess at the end of their energetic performances. SAVOY now take that same force into the studio with their PERSONAL LEGENDEP, out today(January 15) as a free download via the band’s online channels. Download the EP here: http://bit.ly/Personal_Legend_EP
PERSONAL LEGEND takes the Brooklyn, NY-based band to new heights with four tracks of rawness, heavy beats and live instrumentation rarely seen in today’s electronic world. PERSONAL LEGEND opens with “The Bridge,” followed by “AfterShock” featuring fellow Coloradoan live electronic band Big Gigantic. “Kidz” takes listeners on a dark, dubstep-influenced trek, while “Hard To Say” closes out the EP.
In support of PERSONAL LEGEND—the follow-up to their debut EPSupertrail—SAVOY are kicking off the SAVOY Live with Lasers 2013 U.S. Tour January 16 in Washington, D.C. The tour will take SAVOY across major clubs and venues throughout the U.S. with a run of several Colorado shows, including a special hometown performance in Boulder, CO at the Boulder Theater for a grand finale. The SAVOY Live with Lasers Tour will feature an impressive five-light laser show created by award winner Eliav Kadosh of Lightwave International, who won the first-ever “Best Laser Jockey” competition at the International Laser Display Association Awards 2012.
In 2012, SAVOY put themselves on the map playing critically acclaimed sets at premier electronic festivals like Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival and Made In America alongside countless shows at live venues and clubs throughout the U.S., including a headlining performance this September at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver. Their track “DIY” was also featured in a national GoPro commercial which can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/GyLIZi8W47o.
Their live concert, with a laser show that looks like the Moonraker from James Bond films,matched with SAVOY’s original productions and remixes solidifies the fact that these three are the purveyors of one of the best parties around.
In honor of their upcoming 20+ date SAVOY Live with Lasers Tour, the trio picks their Top 5 laser moments on and off screen:
1. Sharks with freakin’ laser beams on their heads from Austin Powers
2. Laser attack on the White House in Independence Day
4. Laser tag birthday parties in 8th grade
5. Tom Cruise dipping through a security labyrinth of lasers from Mission: Impossible
Dates for the SAVOY Live with Lasers Tour are as follows:
The heartland’s newest major music festival--KANROCKSAS--returns this spring with Kendrick Lamar, Tiësto and The Avett Brothers leading the charge as the first confirmed acts. The two-day festival, set for Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, KS, will be represented by a diverse gamut of 30+ artists from rock, electronic and hip-hop genres. Look for more talent to be announced in the coming weeks.KANROCKSAS first took place in the summer of 2011 and took a hiatus in 2012 to allow the festival’s home, the Kansas Speedway®, undergo a significant facelift including major infield renovations and the opening of Hollywood Casino. Limited Winter Special tickets are available now at www.kanrocksas.com.$150 2-day ticket ($40 off), $25 camping ($25 off).This sale ends at midnight, Thursday, January 31, 2013.To amplify the momentum created by the first year of the festival, organizers will continue to grow and expand the brand with big name acts, added amenities and trending technological features. KANROCKSAS introduced Midwest music lovers and fans from around the globe to a top-tier music festival experience spurred by headliners Eminem and Muse, along with national and local musicians representing virtually every genre. As the first major music event to take place at Kansas Speedway®, festival organizers succeeded in creating a one-of-a-kind experience and fans can expect nothing less in 2013.Kansas Speedway is located in the burgeoning Village West area of Kansas City. With its striking landscape including wide boulevards, beautiful green parks, fantastic architecture and world-class museums, Kansas City has repeatedly ranked as one of America’s top travel destinations in Travel and Leisure magazine. Popular diversions include a vibrant local arts scene, several James Beard recognized restaurants, world-renowned barbecue and an ever-expanding microbrewery scene which includes the Boulevard Brewing Company, Missouri’s largest independent brewery.Tickets are available now at: www.kanrocksas.com.
SXSW will see two of Canada and electronic music's most visionary and influential artists "in conversation," capping off their convergence-focused music programming on Tuesday, March 12 at 5:00 pm at the Austin Convention RICHIE HAWTIN will engage on-stage with deadmau5 one of the most globally-renowned electronic artists period. Together, they are considered the most innovative in terms of music's interaction with technology. deadmau5 & Richie Hawtin: Talk. Techno. Technology. will see both artists discuss their careers with a huge focus on innovations in technology and the power of social media.About deadmau5:Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released four critically acclaimed albums for Ultra Music: >album title goes here<, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over 7 million on his Facebook page. A major touring act, he has headlined Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest and Electric Daisy Carnival, and sold out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles. In 2013, he will embark on a major world tour that includes main stage slots at Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapaloza Brazil. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so and is currently featured on the cover of VIBE.About RICHIE HAWTIN:RICHIE HAWTIN is a sound and technology adventurer who has been named the “World's Best DJ” in the most credible electronic music polls, and is widely acknowledged as being the most technologically-advanced artist in electronic music. He has invested in, endorsed and helped develop some of the most forward-thinking products in the electronic music space including Native Instrument’s pioneering Traktor software, number one dance music digital retailer Beatport, his Liine APP development company 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. In 2010 RICHIE HAWTIN relaunched his alter-ego Plastikman and launch the PLASTIKMAN LIVE world tour. The show was voted the best live act of 2010 by Resident Advisor readers and also was included in U.K. tastemaker magazine MixMag’s best live dance act shortlist. In conjunction, he released Arkives, a major Plastikman retrospective in multiple formats. Last year, he launched RICHIE HAWTIN Presents ENTER., his curated musical platform featuring some of the leading names in minimal/techno/house today for his residency in Ibiza, as well as CNTRL: BEYOND EDM – ELECTRONIC & TECHNO(LOGY) BASED MUSIC, a North American college lecture and club tour.. As VIBE recently put it: “EDM manof mystery – Richie Hawtin is arguably one of the biggest risk takers and boundary breakers in EDM history.”
The heartland’s newest major music festival—KANROCKSAS, a music, art & camping gathering that combines a world-class music experience highlighting, rock electronic, indie, urban, pop and singer/songwriter artists--has announced its complete line-up (see below).KANROCKSAS made its debut in the summer of 2011 and took a hiatus in 2012 to allow the festival’s home, the Kansas Speedway®-- located in the burgeoning Village West area of Kansas City--undergo a significant facelift including major infield renovations and the opening of Hollywood Casino. It introduced Midwest music lovers and fans from around the globe to a top-tier music festival experience spurred by headliners Eminem and Muse, along with national and local musicians representing virtually every genre. As the first major music event to take place at Kansas Speedway®, festival organizers succeeded in creating a one-of-a-kind experience and fans can expect nothing less in 2013.A limited amount of two-day passes are available now for $175.00, with camping passes discounted to $25.00. The fees will rise in the coming weeks so purchasing tickets and camping passes early is encouraged.KANROCKSAS is also offering a hassle-free VIP experience ticket. This includes a VIP parking area with private entry to the festival, a locker to store valuables and access to private, elevated viewing areas with great sight-lines at two inside track stages, the “Chill Lounge,” a shaded seating area w/private bar, air conditioned premium restrooms, a VIP food program and much more.The two-day festival, set for Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, KS, will feature:TiëstoFun.Yeah Yeah YeahsPassion PitMGMTKendrick LamarThe Avett BrothersPretty LightsImagine DragonsMiguelEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosShe & HimEmpire of the SunSublime with RomeZeds DeadDescendentsBaauerGrouploveRuskoDropkick MurphysMachine Gun KellySon VoltT-PainBorgoreGrimesYeasayerA-TrakZZ WardFlosstradamusTrinidad Jame$Danny BrownHopsinClockworkAction BronsonMimosaRobert DeLongKiller MikePolyphonic SpreeDelta RaeThe KnocksThree LocoCongorockSavoy (live)DestructoManufactured Superstarstwenty one pilotsBlondfireChurchillCamera ObscuraLow RiderzAnna LunoeFamily of the YearAerAir DubaiCaitlin RoseEmpiresLanghorne SlimThe FlooziesBeautiful BodiesQuiet Corral
Hip hop, pop, soul artist OUTASIGHT has just released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.” The remix—a nod to “The Boss”—has been a resounding favorite in the ongoing “Outasight & The Ready Set” tour. OUTASIGHT gives his own take on this classic by adding his own flavor of pop and soul.
Two of the world’s leading entities in the electronic music realm today are joining forces to unleash what is guaranteed to be one of the biggest EDM releases of the year. Set for digital releaseMarch 19 and physical release April 2 on Ultra Music, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013official compilation is the ultimate collection of international EDM hits set to rock fans worldwide. As fans from across the globe prepare to celebrate the 15th annualUltra Music Festival, happening over two weekends March 15-17 and March 22-24 in downtown Miami, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 brings the world-renowned event to life with an unmatched collection of hits and fan favorites, as well new and exclusive tracks.ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 includes tracks from many of the top artists playing this year’s event, including specially curatedUltra Music Festival Anthems created exclusively for this compilation. Prior to the album’s release, Ultra Music will release Tiësto and Quintino & Alvaro’s “United” March 5, the first of the Ultra Music Festival Anthems. To help get fans pumped, Afrojack will release his anticipated single “Air Guitar” March 12, only a few days prior to the launch of Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1. Following the release of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013, Davide Rivaz & Benny Benassi will release “Tell Me Twice” featuring Heather BrightApril 16 as the fourth and final Ultra Music Festival Anthem.Also exclusive to ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 is the massive remix of Kaskade & Swanky Tunes feat. Lights “No One Knows Who We Are” from Danish house producer Rune RK. Also featured on the compilation is the colossal “Walter White” from trance legends Above & Beyond and numerous other intercontinental classics, including: David Guetta feat. Sia “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces);” Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin “Don't You Worry Child;” and many more.Ultra Music’s celebrated artist roster is a driving force behind ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 with giant contributions from some of the label’s biggest stars, including Wolfgang Gartner’s upcoming single “Anaconda;” the razor-edged “Superliminal” from international icon deadmau5 from his latest album > album title goes here <; Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. My Name Is Kay “Singularity;”“Sweet Nothing,” the wildly successful single from hit producer/songwriter/DJ Calvin Harris, featuring vocals from Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine fame, from his most recent release 18 Months; as well as “Chronicles of a Fallen Love” feat. Greta Svabo Bech from The Bloody Beetroots, akaSir Bob Cornelius Rifo, one of the most forward-thinking musicians in the electronic music industry and king of the electro-punk movement.The complete track listing for ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 is:
Davide Rivaz & Benny Benassi feat. Heather Bright - Tell Me Twice (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)
Kaskade & Swanky Tunes feat. Lights - No One Knows Who We Are (Rune RK Remix)
Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. My Name Is Kay – Singularity
David Guetta feat. Sia - She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)
Wolfgang Gartner – Anaconda
Chris Lake & Michael Woods – Black Thong (Original Mix)
Afrojack - Air Guitar (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)
Congorock & Stereo Massive - Bless di Nation feat. Sean Paul (Firebeatz Remix)
Tiësto, Quintino, & Alvaro – United (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)
As he prepares for his upcoming Ultra Music Festival headliningperformances, global electronic music titan Tiësto has today(March 5) released his newest track “United” with Quintino & Alvaro. The song is the first of the Ultra Music Festival Anthemsspecially curated and created exclusively for the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013official compilation, set for digital releaseMarch 19 and physical release April 2 on Ultra Music. Listen to Tiësto and Quintino & Alvaro’s “United” here: http://bit.ly/UnitedSC.Tiësto, Quintino & Alvaro’s"United" is available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/UMFUnitediT.Two of the world’s leading entities in the electronic music realm today are joining forces to unleash the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013official compilation, the ultimate collection of international EDM hits set to rock fans worldwide. As fans from across the globe prepare to celebrate the 15th annualUltra Music Festival, happening over two weekends March 15-17 and March 22-24 in downtown Miami, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 brings the world-renowned event to life with an unmatched collection of hits and fan favorites, as well new and exclusive tracks.ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 includes tracks from many of the top artists playing this year’s event. Ultra Music’s celebrated artist roster is a driving force behind ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 with giant contributions from some of the label’s biggest stars, including Wolfgang Gartner’s upcoming single “Anaconda;” the razor-edged “Superliminal” from international icon deadmau5 from his latest album > album title goes here <; Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. My Name Is Kay “Singularity;”“Sweet Nothing,” the wildly successful single from hit producer/songwriter/DJ Calvin Harris, featuring vocals from Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine fame, from his most recent release 18 Months; as well as “Chronicles of a Fallen Love” feat. Greta Svabo Bech from The Bloody Beetroots, akaSir Bob Cornelius Rifo, one of the most forward-thinking musicians in the electronic music industry and king of the electro-punk movement.ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 album pre-order is on iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/UMF2013iT.
John Fogerty will close out SXSW this year on a high note with a special performance Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 PM at the ACL Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas. This show with the legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist’s band comes as the excitement is building for the May 28 release of his new self-produced album for Vanguard Records, WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE. A celebration of his iconic songbook, it is a collection of 12 classics and deep tracks from his remarkable canon of hits recorded in collaboration with other artists, plus two brand new solo songs. FOGERTY will also perform Thursday, March 14 at SXSW at Stubb’s as part of the Sound City Players, the all-star band assembled by Dave Grohl.This past Tuesday (March 5), FOGERTY appeared with the Sound City Players on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” playing the classic FOGERTY original “Fortunate Son.” FOGERTY performs a new version of this song with the Foo Fighters on WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE. To see the “Kimmel” performance, which took place on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles, go here.FOGERTY recently appeared at album playbacks for media and tastemakers, talking about each song on WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE in sessions moderated by Bill Flanagan (in New York at Iridium) and David Wild (in Los Angeles at Hotel Café).USA Today’s Edna Gundersen, writing about the Los Angeles event, praised the new version of “Fortunate Son”: “The Foo Fighters join in on a fierce, raucous all-too-timely remake of Fogerty's bitter slap at the entitled class” (2/24/13). Read the full piece here.Billboard’s Thom Duffy noted that FOGERTY “songs like ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Bad Moon Rising,’ and ‘Fortunate Son’ not only created a soundtrack for those tumultuous years in America, they've transcended that era to define rock n' roll for the ages.” Duffy also said: “As a solo artist Fogerty's songwriting gift has been undiminished, with tunes like the joyous anticipation of ‘Almost Saturday Night’ or the wheels-on-fire celebration of ‘Hot Rod Heart’ from his Grammy- by Browse to Save">winning Blue Moon Swamp album” (2/14/13). Read the full piece here.WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE--performed alongside an array of today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds--marks FOGERTY's ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for "Proud Mary" which was recorded in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. FOGERTY recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using "the" legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City. In an in-studio feature in Rolling Stone (2/14/13), Clearmountain is quoted as saying: “It’s no nostalgia fest. It’s like they’re new songs.”WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE tracklisting:1. Fortunate Son (with Foo Fighters)2. Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban)3. Lodi (with Shane Fogerty and Tyler Fogerty)4. Mystic Highway (John Fogerty solo)5. Wrote a Song for Everyone (with Miranda Lambert feat. Tom Morello)6. Bad Moon Rising (with Zac Brown Band)7. Long As I Can See the Light (with My Morning Jacket)8. Born on the Bayou (with Kid Rock)9. Train of Fools (John Fogerty solo)10. Someday Never Comes (with Dawes)11. Who'll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger)12. Hot Rod Heart (with Brad Paisley)13. Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson)14. Proud Mary (with Jennifer Hudson feat. Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band)
Once in a while an authentic and organic collaborationbetween artists and brands comes along…After introducing his first two music apps last year, Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH got a call from Rovio, the creator of the popular mobile game Angry Birds. A longtime fan of the game since it debuted, SLASH and Angry Birds Space have partnered to create the “SlashBird” character, a theme song performed by SLASH and a ringtone. Click here to experience Slashbird, the exclusive ringtone and t-shirt. Watch the Slashbird trailer here.Check out SLASH’s exclusive Q&A out today with Mashable re artists and music/tech partnerships:Mashable: "What Do Slash and Angry Birds Have In Common?"http://mashable.com/2013/03/08/angry-birds-slash/“We're huge Slash fans, and Slash is a huge Angry Birds fan, so this was just an ideal match,” explains Philip Hickey Vice President, Marketing at Rovio. “It all happened very organically and was just a lot of fun on both sides. Our fans will love the track! Slash rocked the Angry Birds Space theme like only he could!" SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently embarked on their world tour in support of their acclaimed studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. It spawned SLASH two first-ever #1 rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” Meanwhile, the album’s third single “Anastasia” is on track to break the Top 25 at Active Rock next week. The album was produced by Eric Valentine, who did the same honors for his first solo disc Slash, and all the songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy.SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and FrankSidoris (guitar)--will head to Seoul, South Korea on May 9 to perform at MetalFest. On May 11, the group will perform live at the first-ever Ozzfest Japan with Black Sabbath and more.To learn more about SLASH’s two new music apps, check out AmpliTube Slash & SLASH360.
Out today, Tuesday, March 12 via Ultra Music, deadmau5 & Imogen Heap’s single “Telemiscommunications” is a delicate melancholic song that is a very different direction for the mau5 which sees him drop the tempo dramatically. It is co-produced with Imogen Heap featuring her signature lyrics and melody and as the closing track on his latest album, > album title goes here <, one voice of a phone conversation between two lovers is heard. Whether it's a battle with bad signal, public announcements or kids screaming, the friction develops during their precious little time to talk.In wanting to extend the creative vision for this release, a global competition was set up to search for budding animators. 20 individuals were selected with each animator taking ownership over their own segment, working in their own style and medium. These were then edited together to produce a remarkable visual to accompany the song. deadmau5 and Imogen Heapwill be hosting aGoogle+ Hangout today, March 12 at noon pm EST (11am CST), where they will talk about their collaboration face to face for the first time. At the end of the broadcast they will premiere the video for “Telemiscommunications” which will be here: http://smarturl.it/TELEMISVIDEO.“Telemiscommunications” will feature remixes from Crookers, Copy Paste Soul, John Roman and Kölsch. Italian artist, Crookers, speed things up, serving up a series of sparse vocal stabs with a side order of tough house beats. Kompakt artist, Kölsch, also ups the tempo, but his is a much deeper affair that juggles Imogen’s vocals deftly with his hypnotic rhythms. London based producer, Copy Paste Soul, transforms the track into a soul quenching deep house/bass number that should please UK dancefloors. Finally, Canadian upstart, John Roman delivers a stripped back tribal techno version, reducing Imogen’s vocals to a haunting hum on its verses.Meanwhile, today deadmau5 can be found in Austin, TX at SXSW where he is participating as a panelist with Richie Hawtin for deadmau5 & Richie Hawtin: Talk. Techno. Technology, which sees both artists discuss their careers with a huge focus on innovations in technology and the power of social media. The pair will follow later tonight with a one time performance together at the Media Temple official SXSWi Closing Party at Stubb’s. This weekend look for him to return to the main stage of Ultra Music Festival for his first major appearance of 2013 on Saturday, March 16 and again on Saturday, March 23.Track listing for “Telemiscommunications” is:1. Telemiscommunications2. Telemiscommunications (Crookers Remix)3. Telemiscommunications (Copy Paste Soul Remix)4. Telemiscommunications (John Roman Remix)5. Telemiscommunications (Kölsch Remix)About deadmau5:Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released four critically acclaimed albums: > album title goes here <, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over 7 million on his Facebook page. A major touring act, he has headlined Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Coachella and Creamfields, and sold out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles. 2013 includes headlining slots at Ultra Music Festival – Miami, Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Brazil and The Veld festival. Plus plans for a major world tour are in now the works. He recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so, and currently appears on the cover of VIBE.About Imogen Heap: Grammy and Ivor Novello award winning artist, producer, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator Imogen Heap is currently working towards the completion of her fourth studio album which is due for release later this year. The album has the working title ‘Heapsongs’ and will be made up of songs arising from 12 very unique and distinctive projects that began in March 2011. Each track has its own video and artwork and has seen Imogen explore 3D sound, India, China, generative jogging music and developing a pair of musical gloves. “Telemiscommunications” is the seventh released project so far of 12 from the album.Imogen released her debut album iMegaphone in 1998 and in 2002 became one part of underground hit band Frou Frou before releasing her second solo album in 2005 Speak For Yourself. The album pioneered a new artist/audience relationship through various online avenues and was a success on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2005 and 2006 Imogen became the artist of choice for US film and TV providing music to what is now an endless list of television shows including The O.C, CBS crime drama Criminal Minds and HBO’s Six Feet Under along with films Just Like Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and TheLovely Bones among others. Imogen’s most recent release was her album Ellipse in 2009 which was a global success earning her two Grammy nominations, winning ‘Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical’. Imogen remains a consistent innovator of music and technology.
With Ultra Music Festival in full effect, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013official compilation album is now available today, March 19 via Ultra Music at all digital retailers. Following a successful launch of Ultra Music Festival Weekend #1, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013compilation has debuted at #1 on theiTunes Dance Chart in the U.S. and Canada. Elsewhere, the compilation charted at #28 in the iTunesOverall Albums Chart in the U.S. and #15 in the iTunesOverall Albums Chart in Canada. ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 is available as a physical release April 2.
Stream a sampler of all four of the officialUltra Music Festival Anthems created exclusively for this compilation from Avicii, Tiëstoand Quintino & Alvaro, Afrojack and Davide Rivaz & Benny Benassi here: http://youtu.be/vnP_remV4OE.
Complete with an unmatched collection of hit tracks and fan favorites, as well as new and exclusive tracks, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 captures the essence of the festival experience and brings it to life through the speakers. The compilation delivers worldwide hit after hit of hand-selected tracks that place the listener in the middle of the Ultra Music Festival Main Stage.
The ultimate collection of international EDM hits set to rock fans worldwide, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013official compilation is a partnership between two of the world’s leading entities in the electronic music industry today: Ultra Music Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year over two weekends March 15-17 and March 22-24 in downtown Miami, and Ultra Music, the world’s leading independent electronic music label.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 includes tracks from many of the top artists playing this year’s event. Ultra Music’s celebrated artist roster is a driving force behind ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 with giant contributions from some of the label’s biggest stars, including Wolfgang Gartner’s newest single“Anaconda;” the razor-edged “Superliminal” from international icon deadmau5 from his latest album > album title goes here <; Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. My Name Is Kay “Singularity;”“Sweet Nothing,” the wildly successful single from hit producer/songwriter/DJ Calvin Harris, featuring vocals fromFlorence Welch of Florence + The Machine fame, from his most recent release 18 Months; as well as“Chronicles of a Fallen Love” feat. Greta Svabo Bech from The Bloody Beetroots, akaSir Bob Cornelius Rifo, one of the most forward-thinking musicians in the electronic music industry and king of the electro-punk movement.
The complete track listing for ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 is:
1.Davide Rivaz & Benny Benassi feat. Heather Bright - Tell Me Twice (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)
2.Kaskade & Swanky Tunes feat. Lights - No One Knows Who We Are (Rune RK Remix)
3.Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. My Name Is Kay – Singularity
4.David Guetta feat. Sia - She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)
5.Wolfgang Gartner – Anaconda
6.Chris Lake & Michael Woods – Black Thong (Original Mix)
7.Afrojack - Air Guitar (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)
8.Congorock & Stereo Massive - Bless di Nation feat. Sean Paul (Firebeatz Remix)
9.Tiësto, Quintino, & Alvaro – United (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)
HARD EVENTS—the world-renowned event and festival producer recognized for landmark festivals such as HARD Day of the Dead and the three-day electronic music cruiseHoly Ship!!!—has today(April 23) announced the full line-up for the 2013 edition of HARD SUMMER, Los Angeles’ biggest summertime music event. Returning this year for its sixth annual edition as a two-day festival Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles,HARD SUMMER will feature performances from leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, including Knife Party, Justice (DJ Set), Duck Sauce, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Crystal Castles, Baauer, Dillon Francis, Azealia Banks and many more (full line-up below). Tickets for HARD SUMMER are available now at www.hardsummer.com.
The complete line up for HARD SUMMER is:
SATURDAY AUGUST 3 KNIFE PARTY | DUCK SAUCE | DOG BLOOD FLUX PAVILION | FLYING LOTUS | 2 CHAINZ SBTRKT (DJ SET) | DISCLOSURE | TNGHT | TOMMY TRASH | KILL THE NOISE | RL GRIME | ALVIN RISK | JUST BLAZE | OLIVER DESTRUCTO | JULIO BASHMORE | DUKE DUMONT | TJR | ALEX METRIC RYAN HEMSWORTH | BONDAX | KEYS N’ KRATES | XXYYXX GREEN LANTERN | DANIEL AVERY | PHIL KIERAN | JEROME LOL SAMO SOUND BOY | DVBBS
SUNDAY AUGUST 4 JUSTICE (DJ SET) | BASSNECTAR | EMPIRE OF THE SUN ZEDD | CRYSTAL CASTLES | BAAUER | DILLON FRANCIS | AZEALIA BANKS GESAFFELSTEIN | MR. OIZO | BUSY P | FLOSSTRADAMUS BREAKBOT | CLAUDE VONSTROKE | BRODINSKI RUDIMENTAL (LIVE) | JUSTIN MARTIN | EATS EVERYTHING | CLOCKWORK PAPER DIAMOND | J. PHLIP | FRENCH FRIES | FEADZ SO ME | GORGON CITY | JUSTIN JAY | GLADIATOR
To announce this year’s lineup, HARD EVENTS has unleashed a specially created trailer video featuring the HARD SUMMER Dawgs, a pack of playful pups styled after some favorite HARD SUMMER 2013 artists. The video shows images of Justice as punk rock pooches, a fabulous canine Bassnectar, a hip-hop hound as 2 Chainz, a dapper doggy Gesaffelstein and of course the pup duo of Dog Blood, plus more. Watch the HARD SUMMER 2013 official trailer here: http://hardfe.st/1085zbQ.
Directed by Agata Alexander, whose credits include past work with Marilyn Manson, Black Light Burns, Five Finger Death Punch, Clint Mansell and many more, the HARD SUMMER 2013 official trailer was shot in Los Angeles and features over 25 dogs. “Skrillex always calls his friends ‘dogs’ on Twitter,” explains Alexander about the idea behind the video. “I figured it would be cool to take it literally. Many of these acts have signature looks so I thought it would be fun to adapt those traits into the canine world. When Dog Blood came along, it was just too perfect to ignore.”
HARD SUMMER will also serve as the only U.S. stop of the Ed Banger 10-Year Anniversary Tour with the Ed Banger 10th Anniversary Stage featuring Justice (DJ set), Breakbot Live, BUSY.P Ed Banger Megamix, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me and special guest Brodinski. HARD SUMMER will also host the Dirtybird Players Stage featuring Claude VonStroke and members of his Dirtybird Records crew.
This year, HARD SUMMER will expand the festival running times for each day by adding four extra hours per day, starting from noon and ending at midnightSaturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. The festival will host four stages featuring the world’s best electronic music today.
Since launching in 2008, HARD SUMMER has become the largest ticketed music festival in the city of Los Angeles, expanding as a two-day event last year for the first time in the festival’s 6-year history. In 2012, the festival drew over 50,000 party goers to downtown Los Angeles for high-octane performances from the likes of Skrillex, Bloc Party, Miike Snow (Live), Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), NERO (Live), Magnetic Man, Squarepusher, James Murphy, Little Dragon and many more.
On Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, the heartland’s newest major music and art festival—KANROCKSAS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL-- will return to the Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, KS. The festival is a music, art, camping and cultural experience with a world-class curated selection of electronic, indie, urban, pop and singer/songwriter artists that define modern rock.
KANROCKSAS is pleased to announce the additions of CAPITAL CITIES, MADEON, TOMMY TRASH, MORD FUSTANG, JANTSEN AND MAXIMUM HEDRUM to the eclectic festival lineup.
From the beginning, KANROCKSAS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL has set itself apart with an artistic spirit. Watch the full lineup clip, featuring festival Creative DirectorJohn Bukaty and a time-lapse video of his live painting of a traffic billboard in Kansas City, MO.
Dedicated to presenting life-inspiring spectacle and encounters, KANROCKAS festival organizers have just announced a few of the unique onsite attractions that fans can expect to experience on the festival grounds:
FOOD TRUCK ROW: Festival patrons will enjoy over a dozen of Kansas City’s world-renowned food trucks on pit row.
BEER GARDEN: A massive beer garden featuring many types of beer on tap will be centrally located on the festival grounds.
FERRIS WHEEL OF LIGHTS: The grounds will feature a seven-story rotating lighted Ferris Wheel which will light up the festival.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES: Did you know the #1 ranked ballooonist in the world resides in KS? You do now–and we’ll have him on site. Take in breathtaking views of the festival courtesy John Petrehn and his Magniflight team.
GIANT WATER SLIDE: Over 40-feet long and 200-feet high, this massive water slide allows festival goers to enjoy a proper cool down in between sets at KANROCKSAS.
BUNGEE JUMPING TRAMPOLINES: Festival goers can catch air by jumping up to 24 feet in the air with bungee trampolines on the festival grounds
VIBE TRIBE: Living art, dancers, fire-tossers, burlesque performers and more will await festival goers who enter the vibe tribe area.
BOOM BOX: A giant stereo with speakers that doubles as super-charged cooling fans. Surprises await fans on the equalizer and tape deck windows which will have reverse painters painting on glass, go-go dancers and much more. A 30-foot antenna in the air will mark the stage.
THUNK: KANROCKSAS is thrilled to announce that a handful of the world’s greatest live artists will be onsite at the festival, painting in a collective setting on the grounds. Artists Norton Wisdom, See One as well as John Bukatywill capture images and experiences of musicians, painting live while they perform on stage.
FUNK YARD: Will feature a performance area with recycled/found/created instruments of all shapes and sizes.
STREET ART WALL: An art wall throughout the festival will allow festival attendees to show off their inner artist.
LARGE SCALE INSTALLATION ART: Huge sculptures and immersive environments scattered throughout the festival grounds
3-D PROJECTION MAPPING: Transforming the surfaces of the iconic Speedway into visual wizardry.
The complete festival lineup includes: TIËSTO, FUN, YEAH YEAH YEAHS, PASSION PIT, MGMT, KENDRICK LAMAR, THE AVETT BROTHERS, PRETTY LIGHTS, IMAGINE DRAGONS, MIGUEL, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, SHE & HIM, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, SUBLIME WITH ROME, ZEDS DEAD, DESCENDENTS, BAAUER, GROUPLOVE, RUSKO, DROPKICK MURPHYS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, SON VOLT, CROOKERS, T-PAIN, BORGORE, GRIMES, YEASAYER, A-TRAK, ZZ WARD, FLOSSTRADAMUS, TRINIDAD JAME$, DANNY BROWN, HOPSPIN, CLOCKWORK, ACTION BRONSON, MIMOSA, ROBERT DELONG, KILLER MIKE, POLYPHONIC SPREE, DELTA RAE, THE KNOCKS, THREE LOCO, CONGOROCK, SAVOY (live), DESTRUCTO, MANUFACTURED SUPERSTARS, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, BLONDFIRE, CHURCHILL, CAMERA OBSCURA, LOW RIDERZ, ANNA LUNOE, FAMILY OF THE YEAR, AER, AIR DUBAI, CAITLIN ROSE, EMPIRES, LANHORNE SLIM, THE FLOOZIES, BEAUTIFUL BODIES, QUIET CORRAL, CAPITAL CITIES, MADEON, TOMMY TRASH, MORD FUSTANG, JANTSEN, MAXIMUM HEDRUM and MORE.
KANROCKSAS is hosted by the Kansas Speedway, located in the burgeoning Village West area of Kansas City. With its striking landscape including wide boulevards, beautiful green parks, fantastic architecture and world-class museums, Kansas City has repeatedly ranked as one of America’s top travel destinations in Travel and Leisure magazine. Popular diversions include a vibrant local arts scene, several James Beard recognized restaurants, world-renowned barbecue and an ever-expanding microbrewery scene which includes the Boulevard Brewing Company, Missouri’s largest independent brewery. The city also boasts the fastest internet speeds in the country, courtesy of the groundbreaking Google Fiber project.
A limited amount of two-day passes are available now for $175.00, with camping passes discounted to $25.00. The fees will rise in the coming weeks so purchasing tickets and camping passes early is encouraged.
KANROCKSAS is also offering a hassle-free VIP experience ticket. This includes a VIP parking area with private entry to the festival, a locker onsite and access to private, elevated VIP viewing areas with great stage sight-lines, the “Chill Lounge,” a shaded seating area w/private bar, air-conditioned VIP restrooms, a VIP food program and much more.
The daily band lineup for the second annual Kanrocksas Music & Arts Festival has been announced. The heartland’s newest major music festival--Kanrocksas--Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, KS--will feature performances from some of the biggest names in alternative rock, EDM, hip-hop, punk and folk, including: Tiësto, Fun., Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, MGMT, Kendrick Lamar, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, Miguel, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, She & Him, Empire of the Sun, Sublime with Rome, Zeds Dead, Descendents and many more across four main stages. The daily performance lineup is as follows:
Friday, June 28: Fun., The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, She & Him, Killer Mike, Sublime with Rome, Miguel, Flosstradamus, Danny Brown, Madeon, A-Trak, Borgore, Capital Cities, Churchill, Savoy, Dropkick Murphys, Family of the Year, Yeasayer, Mimosa, Delta Rae, Grouplove, Robert Delong, Congorock, Anna Lenoe, Caitlin Rose, Jantsen, Maximum Hedrum
Saturday, June 29: Tiësto, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Kendrick Lamar, Zed’s Dead, MGMT, Passion Pit, Langhorne Slim, Polyphonic Spree, Air Dubai, Rusko, T-Pain, Mord Fustang, Descendents, Grimes, Crookers, Machine Gun Kelly, Trinidad Jame$, Baauer, ZZ Ward, Action Bronson, Son Volt, Tommy Trash, Twenty One Pilots, Empires, Camera Obscura, Blondfire, Hopsin, Clockwork, Destructo, Empires, Low Riderz, Manufactured Superstars, The Knocks, Three Loco
Single-day tickets for Kanrocksas go on sale Monday, May 20 at 10:00 AM ET/CT/PT. Friday and Saturday tickets will be available for just $99.00 each. Weekend tickets (for Friday and Saturday) are still available for $175.00 with camping packages $25.00. A limited amount of VIP experience tickets are available. The VIP ticket, includes a private parking area and entry into the festival, a locker to store valuables and access to exclusive, elevated viewing areas with perfect sight-lines at two main stages, the “Chill Lounge,” a shaded seating area w/private bar, air-conditioned premium restrooms, a VIP food program and much more. For more details on all packages and to purchase tickets, visit: www.kanrocksas.com.
The goal of Kanrocksas is to bring a top-tier international music festival to the heart of the country for a perfect midwest summer night’s dream. The festival features a global music, art, camping and cultural experience with a world-class curated selection of the current EDM, alternative/indie rock, hip-hop, punk, R&B, pop and folk artists that are defining modern rock at this moment. From the beginning, Kanrocksas has set itself apart with an artistic spirit. Watch the full lineup clip, featuring artist John Bukaty: http://www.kanrocksas.com/media/videos/37441/50521. Due to the size of the festival grounds, Kanrocksas fans can expect Hot Air balloon rides, a Ferris Wheel, Live Painting and Art installations from renowned artists: Norton Wisdom, See One and John Bukaty, a giant water slide, Bungee jumping trampolines, Live dancers-fire-tossers, burlesque performers, 3-D Projectionmapping for an immersive visual experience as well as Kansas City’s world-renowned gourmet foodtrucks and a massive beer garden featuring a vast selection of microbrews and other libations.
The Kanrocksas Music & Arts Festival is located at Kansas Speedway in the heart of the burgeoning Village West area of Kansas City. With its striking landscape including wide boulevards, beautiful green parks, fantastic architecture and world-class museums, Kansas City has repeatedly ranked as one of America’s top travel destinations in Travel and Leisure magazine. Popular diversions include a vibrant local arts scene, several James Beard recognized restaurants, and an ever-expanding microbrewery scene which includes the Boulevard Brewing Company, Missouri’s largest independent brewery. Boasting more than 100 barbecue restaurants in the metro area, Kansas City is internationally known for its barbeque. The city’s restaurants are listed at the top of the Zagatguide and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain routinely mentions the local eateries on his Travel Channel TV show “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and in his best-selling book 13 Places You Must Eat Before You Die. The city also boasts the fastest internet speeds in the country, courtesy of the groundbreaking Google Fiber project.
Don’t miss BIG GIGANTIC and STS9 headlining this year’s SUMMER CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL in CHILLICOTHE this FRIDAY, MAY 24 and SATURDAY, MAY 25. See below for their performance times and stages.BIG GIGANTIC will be making the rounds on the U.S. festival circuit again this summer as they continue to support their latest album, NOCTURNAL. Available as a free download via their website, NOCTURNAL, released in January 2012 via their own label Big Gigantic Records, has received over 250,000 downloads to date. The duo of saxophonist/producer DOMINIC LALLI and drummer JEREMY SALKEN spent last year on various sold-out headlining tours across the country and received rave reviews from their many festival appearances that included Lollapalooza, Ultra, OutsideLands, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands among others. They marked their first headlining spot at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a massive sold-out show dubbed “Rowdytown” that will be returning this year on Saturday, September 28. BIG GIGANTIC is getting ready to release a new album later this year.STS9--the instrumental electronic rock band hailed as “one of the country’s most intriguing, innovative outfits around” by XLR8R—is currently working on their 12th album, set for release later this year on their self-owned record label, 1320 Records. Their latest studio EP, When The Dust Settles, was released in 2011 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart and landed them in Billboard’s Top 25 album chart. Formed in Atlanta over a decade ago, STS9—Hunter Brown (guitar/keys), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Murphy (bass/synths), David Phipps (keyboards) and Zach Velmer (drums)—has risen to the forefront of the international music scene. Consistently ranked among Pollstar’s list of top-grossing touring acts, the now Santa Cruz-based quintet has sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, performed at all the top US festivals (which they’ll continue this summer), sold out shows across the country as an acoustic set-up in opera houses or as an electronic act in amphitheatres, performed with Jay-Z in arenas, and have raised significant amounts of money towards activism efforts (including $150,000 to the Make It Right Foundation, paving the way to rebuild a house in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans).
Already breakout stars in their native Australia, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES released their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS last week (May 21) on Vanguard Records. The album is #5 on BIllboard's Heatseekers Chart, #1 on the iTunes R&B Albums Chart, Top 15 on the iTunes Overall Albums Chart, #2 on Amazon “Movers & Shakers” and #7 on the Amazon Overall Albums Chart. In its first week at radio, their first single “Love Letter” was the #1 Most Added at Triple A Radio with airplay at Alternative stations across America as well. Rooted in old-school R&B and soul, re-imagined for today. “What sets it apart is a dirty, electric guitar,” explains frontwoman CLAIRY BROWNE. “It’s our own sound, like a gumbo.” Watch the official video for “Love Letter” here: http://youtu.be/irNtyaNHq5A. Expect the group to announce a late summer U.S. tour soon.CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES and their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS are gaining strong praise from the media.AboutClairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes:Formed in 2009 over a mutual love of early rhythm n’ blues records and rock n’ roll, singer-songwriter Clairy Browne and her harmonizing group of rogue musicians The Bangin’ Rackettes began rehearsing in an abandoned coffin factory called “The Pound” in the suburbs of Melbourne. Together the nine-piece band has come a long way thrilling both festival and U.S. club crowds alike with their young take on old-school soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and doo-wop which plays a large part in their broad multi-generational appeal. Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes--Clairy Browne (vocals), Camilla (vocals), Loretta Miller (vocals), Ruby Jones (vocals), Jules “Crazy Legs” Pascoe (bass guitar), Darcy McNulty (baritone sax), Gabriel Strango (Piano), Peter Bee (guitar) and Ricky Martyn (drums).
The iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES have announced their first-ever festival--YESTIVAL, a day-into-night musical adventure in full quadraphonic sound--for Saturday, August 3 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. The multi-platinum progressive rock titans--performing their classic albums 1971’s THE YES ALBUM and 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE in their entirety and more--will be joined by like-minded artists such as The Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and other acts TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 AM EST and will start at just $35. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, Susquehanna Bank Center Box Office, Live Nation Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets or by-phone at 800-745-3000. YESTIVAL is presented by Live Nation.Says YES bassistCHRIS SQUIRE, "This is a concept we've been trying to put into motion for some time, and only now we've been able to turn it into reality. We're looking forward to starting YESTIVAL out in the Philadelphia area, which has been a Yes stronghold since the '70s."The Musical Box is a band that is internationally acclaimed for its historically accurate re-enactment of Genesis early work. As part of the 40th commemorative anniversary, the band will perform the FOXTROT SHOW as presented by Genesis in 1973. The Musical Box, exclusively licensed by Peter Gabriel and Genesis, has become the reference in the interpretation of contemporary music. Peter Gabriel saw a performance and said "The Musical Box recreated, very accurately, what Genesis was doing.” Genesis co-founder Michael Rutherford added, “It was better than the real thing.”Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be performing innovative versions of classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer hits. Palmer, named by ROLLING STONE magazine as one of the 10 greatest drummers of all time, has been performing for audiences for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia.Renaissance is a band which for 44 years has been acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classic and symphonic influences.YESTIVAL will also feature a second stage of all-day entertainment with performances by up-and-coming progressive rock bands such as Scale The Summit and a special appearance by The School Of Rock, as well as an art showing by Roger Dean, whose visuals and album covers for many bands including YES, Uriah Heep and Asia have played an important part in the history of progressive rock.YES--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--has been enjoying a successful 2013, with a world tour marking the first time since 1973 that the band has performed any album onstage in their entirety. The North American tour will continue starting July 6 in Paso Robles, CA and include stops in Anaheim, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC and Montreal, CAN, wrapping up on August 12 in Indianapolis, IN. Go to www.yesworld.com for the latest tour dates and ticket links. For tickets and special VIP packages to YESTIVAL go to www.ticketmaster.com. In addition, CID Entertainment is offering travel packages to YESTIVAL with accommodations in Philadelphia and your choice of VIP tickets here: www.cidentertainment.com/home/yestival.php.
HARD Events, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents have announced today (June 6) the official line-up for HOLY SHIP!!!, the third annual, critically acclaimed electronic music cruise taking place Thursday, January 9, Friday, January 10, Saturday, January 11 and returning to Miami on Sunday, January 12, 2014. SKRILLEX, DUCK SAUCE, BOYS NOIZE, ZEDD, LAIDBACK LUKE, ZEDS DEAD, DISCLOSURE (DJ) and many more are confirmed for the three-night cruise. The action will kick off on Wednesday, January 8 at an official pre-cruise show in Miami (details TBA).This time around, HOLY SHIP!!! takes place aboard a new ship, the MSC Divina, embarking in Miami, FL. Over 40 of the world’s top DJs will perform among multiple venues aboard into the late hours over three consecutive days and nights at sea. Beyond the music, the MSC Divina is the newest ship in the MSC fleet and one class larger than MSC Poesia, which hosted HOLY SHIP! in 2012 and HOLY SHIP!! in 2013. HOLY SHIP!!! delivers on every level, and with the stellar line-up of DJs and artists the event is known for, this new ship and departure from the PortMiami will continue taking this unique experience to new heights. The voyage will also be marked by the signature onboard activities and workshops with intimate artist involvementHOLY SHIP!!! is known for (details to be announced at a later time). In addition, HOLY SHIP!!! will host not one, but two private island beach parties, which are always fan favorites (exact details TBA).Check out the 2013 HOLY SHIP!! recap video here:http://youtu.be/hZ6YGTLmegYView a video tour of HOLY SHIP!!!'s new home, the MSC Divina, here:http://youtu.be/-OUZ9RQEneIThe complete line-up for HOLY SHIP!!! is:SKRILLEXDUCK SAUCEDIPLOBOYS NOIZEZEDDLAIDBACK LUKEA-TRAKZEDS DEADDILLON FRANCISBAAUERCHROMEO (DJ)DISCLOSURE (DJ)ARMAND VAN HELDENMARK RONSONFLOSSTRADAMUSCLAUDE VONSTROKEMACEO PLEXFLUMERL GRIMEBRODINSKICROOKERSALVIN RISKDESTRUCTOJUSTIN MARTINSHLOHMO (DJ)CLOCKWORKGTAALEX METRICOLIVERJUST BLAZEGRIZGRAMATIKRYAN HEMSWORTHCYRIL HAHNRITONKILL FRENZYBCK2BCKAMINE EDGE & DANCEFRENCH FRIESGORDON CITYLIGHT YEART. WILLIAMSJEROME LOLSAMO SOUND BOYKAYTRANADALIQUID TODD Pre-booking for the next edition of HOLY SHIP!!!closed within minutes due to high demand. Those who missed out can join the waiting list. Past performers include Justice (DJ set), Boys Noize, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Diplo, A-Trak, Skream & Benga and Destructo on HOLY SHIP!! (2013) and Fatboy Slim, Laidback Luke, Rusko, Diplo, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Brodinski, Buraka Som Sistema and Gesaffelstein on the inaugural HOLY SHIP! (2012), just to name a few.
Acclaimed independent and innovative band THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT have launched their summer tour and have confirmed that they will be releasing an album of new material in early 2014. The dates began this past weekend with a show at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival (6/21) and continue this weekend with three shows in Rothbury, MI at the Electric Forest Festival.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT will also hit Austin, TX for three shows at the Backyard in early July before heading to Louisville, KY for Forecastle Music Festival and two nights at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre followed by their annual Horning’s Hideout Festival in Oregon. A limited number of tickets for Horning’s Hideout will be released on July 1. THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, LiveCheese.com and TourGigs are teaming up to bring you the live stream of all three nights of THESTRING CHEESE INCIDENT from The Backyard in Austin, TX July 4-6. These Austin shows mark the band's first return to Texas in over six years. Prepare for the couch tour Incident of the summer!
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The group--about to celebrate 20 years as a band--formed in Colorado in 1993 and have been hailed for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, community spirit, philanthropic endeavors and their innovative approach to the business of music. They will release their first new album in nearly nine years in early 2014. The album will be produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads).
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT--BILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH (keyboards and accordion) and JASON HANN (percussion)--will be on the road all summer long, beginning with key festival dates this weekend (full itinerary below). "We are really excited to hit the road this summer and visit some of our favorite venues and festivals across the country,” says Kyle. “We just finished recording our new record so it will be great to continue playing some of our newer tunes, a few of which have been re-worked. Rehearsals in Boulder have been going really well. It's gonna be a fun summer."
The group will also host their first-ever HULAWEEN FESTIVAL October 31 to November 2 in Live Oak, FL. The group will perform each night, along with guests including STS9 and BIG GIGANTIC, with more artists to be announced. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 25.
The American music scene has been looking for someone to step into the role of guitar player laureate--and right on time is the 22-year-old blues rock prodigyJARED JAMES NICHOLS. The emerging singer, songwriter and performer is gearing up for the July 23 release of his EPOLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL, marking his first studio EP (he released a live EP in 2012). The EP--released on Swing House Quality Recordings--was produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) and will be available digitally and at all the venues on “The Wild Revival Tour” (full tour itinerary below). The tour will kick off July 27 in Fresno, CA and will culminate when JARED performs at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Festival (along with The Cult, ZZ Top and Kid Rock), with several appearances at the Harley Davidson 110th AnniversaryConcert over Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee, WI (also performing will be Aerosmith, Kid Rock and Toby Keith, among others) to follow.Your introduction to JARED JAMES NICHOLS is here: http://tinyurl.com/qft4rojBlues and classic rock ‘n roll embodied, JARED is a very welcome addition to the new wave of classic rock & R&B influenced acts like Gary Clark Jr., Vintage Trouble, and The Stone Foxes with a work ethic and charisma that is virtually unmatched. JARED gets down to the nitty-gritty with songs that hit close to home, touching on the timeless blues aesthetic in every way possible while still managing to put his own thoughtful twist on it. He keeps that sound pumping, turning any room into an instant party, eliciting stunned looks for his mesmerizing guitar licks. The new EP tracks are: “Blackfoot” (with Jessica Childress from “The Voice”), “Let You Go,” “Can You Feel It?,”“Sometimes…” and “Take My Hand.”JARED JAMES NICHOLS’ tour dates are as follows:DATECITYVENUESat7/27Fresno, CAStrummer'sTues7/30Portland, ORKelly’s OlympianWed7/31Seattle, WASunset TavernThurs8/1Boise, IDEgyptian TheatreSun8/4Sturgis, SDBuffalo ChipMon8/5Sturgis, SDBuffalo ChipTues8/6Sturgis, SDBuffalo ChipThurs8/8Salt Lake City, UTThe Hog Wallow PubFri8/9Salt Lake City, UTFat’s GrillSat8/10tba, IDtbaSun8/11Walnut Creek, CARed House StudiosThurs8/15Santa Barbara, CAVelvet JonesHarley Davidson 110th Anniversary Concert Thurs8/29Milwaukee, WIVeterans Park StageSat8/31Milwaukee, WIVeterans Park StageSun9/1Milwaukee, WIVeterans Park Stage
SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning guitarist--will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR, on October 4, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was written and produced by SLASH and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing Left To Fear” which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull.”The album will be released exclusively at www.PledgeMusic.com/slash, giving fans access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with SLASH, as well as merchandise for the film. For more information on all packages available, click www.pledgemusic.com/slash.Due in select theaters Friday, October 4 and available on Blu-ray Combo-pack, DVD and On Demand starting Tuesday, October8. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of “Revenge”) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of “Bellflower”) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of “Wizards Of Waverly Place”) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. Ethan Peck(“10 Things I Hate About You”) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer SLASH and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR is the first film from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Slash’s production company, Slasher Films, and was written by Jonathon W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III."As a long-time fan of the Horror genre, I want to produce films that are in an older tradition of the genre,” relates SLASH. “That is to say, films that leave more to one's imagination, that are psychologically scary and character-driven, and what scares you is more cerebral than superficial. Slasher Films is my vehicle to realize that aim, and NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR is the first film with more to come." For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/nothinglefttofearmovie.Following is the full tracklisting for the soundtrack for the new film NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR:1) The Road to Stull 2) Cold Welcome 3) Lamb's Blood 4) One Choice, Two Fates 5) A Prayer 6) Dark Dreams 7) Sermon 8) The Tooth 9) Retrieval 10) Silent Secrets 11) Pain and Premonition Part 1 12) Pain and Premonition Part 2 13) Observations 14) The Secret Tower 15) Do Your Part 16) Don't Forget 17) A Flash and a Feeling 18) Abduction 19) Bleeding In 20) Urgency 21) Have Faith 22) The Decline 23) Trauma 24) The Blood Lust 25) Our Broken Home 26) Revelations 27) No Safety in Numbers 28) Childhood's End 29) The Fear 30) The Perfect Circle 31) Nothing Left to Fear (featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy) 32) Welcome to Stull
Coming off their summer festival appearances at Hangout, Summer Camp, Mountain Jam, Movement, Firefly and headlining slot at Summer Set-with upcoming performances scheduled for Electric Zoo and North Coast Festival, also as a headliner--BIG GIGANTIC have announced the full tour dates for their upcoming fall outing dubbed the “Sky High Tour.” Presale tickets will begin Thursday, August 15 through www.thissongissick.com with public onsale starting Friday, August 16 via www.biggigantic.net.
The “Sky High Tour” will kick off on September 3 in Reno, NV and bring the Boulder, CO-based electronic duo of saxophonist/producer DOMINIC LALLI and drummer JEREMY SALKEN to over 30 cities throughout the U.S. including Oakland, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Omaha, Knoxville, Cleveland, Providence, Charlotte, Atlanta and many more. See below for full tour dates.
For the “Sky High Tour,” BIG GIGANTIC is proud to announce they’ll be teaming up with Conscious Alliance. A percentage of each ticket sale will benefit Conscious Alliance’s “Art That Feeds” youth workshops, which help inspire creativity for native and non-native youth. To find out more about their ongoing youth empowerment efforts, click HERE.
Prior to setting off on “Sky High,” BIG GIGANTIC will return Saturday, September 28 to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado for their second annual event, the massive hometown show “ROWDYTOWN.” Voted the #1 EDM show of 2012 by the Westword, last year’s debut marked the first time a band ever used projection mapping visuals on the venue’s rocks. Round 2 will feature a bigger lighting rig, more projection mapping, support from Adventure Club, Carnage and Manic Focus and much more. Check out the “Rowdytown II” promo video featuring Big Gigantic’s remix of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s hit “Can’t Hold Us” here:
Throughout the headlining run, BIG GIGANTIC will also be performing at various festivals including the Mad Decent Block Party in Los Angeles (9/14) and San Diego (9/15), Breakaway Music Festival in Dallas (9/21), the brand-new Life Is Beautiful Festival in Lalli’s original hometown of Las Vegas (10/27) and The String Cheese Incident’s Suwannee Hulaween in Florida (11/1). BIG GIGANTIC will then wrap their tour dates with a performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans.
BIG GIGANTIC’s current tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Electric Zoo Festival
Fri 8/30 New York, NY Randall’s Island
North Coast Music Festival:
Sat 8/31 Chicago, IL Union Park
“Sky High Tour”
Tue 9/3 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
Wed 9/4 Eureka, CA Eureka Theatre
Thu 9/5 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
Fri 9/6 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Mad Decent Block Party:
Sat 9/7 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Music Amphitheatre
“Sky High Tour”
Sun 9/8 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Tue 9/10 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Wed 9/11 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
Thu 9/12 Missoula, MT The Wilma
Fri 9/13 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
Mad Decent Block Party:
Sat 9/14 Los Angeles, CA LA Center Studios
Sun 9/15 San Diego, CA Petco Park Lot
Breakaway Music Festival
Sat 9/21 Dallas, TX FC Dallas Stadium
Sat 9/28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
“Sky High Tour”
Wed 10/9 Fargo, ND The Venue
Thu 10/10 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Fri 10/11 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Sat 10/12 TBA TBA
Sun 10/13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Mon 10/14 TBA TBA
Thu 10/17 TBA TBA
Fri 10/18 Knoxville, TN Old City Courtyard
Sat 10/19 TBA TBA
Sun 10/20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed 10/23 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
Thu 10/24 Syracuse, NY F Shed at the Market
Fri 10/25 Providence, RI Lupo’s
Sat 10/26 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Life Is Beautiful Festival:
Sun 10/27 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas
“Sky High Tour”
Wed 10/30 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Thu 10/31 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Outdoors
The String Cheese Incident’s Hulaween
Fri 11/1 Suwannee, FL The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Featuring contributions from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros along with nine up-and-coming U.S. bands across diverse genres, BEATLES REIMAGINED commemorates the 50th anniversary of the recording and release of Beatles tracks from 1963-4, including “From Me To You,”“She Loves You” and “I Saw Her Standing There” which cemented the band’s status as rock and roll royalty. On October 1, the BEATLES REIMAGINED album will be released on Community Music's "Community Projects" label with a percentage of the profits going to charities involved with music and youth. To pre-order BEATLES REIMAGINED, visit: http://communitymusic.storenvy.com/. 100% of the net album sales of the profits from the BEATLES REIMAGINED album will be donated to the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles (www.rockcampforgirlsla.org).BEATLES REIMAGINED honors the greatest modern songwriters of all time while infusing their music with a distinctly 21st century twist. These new interpretations are not simply covers but have acts reinvisioning the songs on their own from alternative folk (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), acoustic folk (The Well Pennies), indie-rock (Mobley), indie-pop (Jhameel), new-rock (Badwolf), new-wave (Adventure Galley) and electro-dance-pop (Night Panther) through downtempo/lo fi (Feverbody), old school soul (Doom & Gloom) and retro-pop (Leftover Cuties). The Beatles themselves were influenced by American artists such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Elvis Presley, and BEATLES REIMAGINED returns their music to the heartland that inspired them: the United States.In 2012, The Adage Group partnered with Round Hill music and purchased the North American publishing rights to songs from the Beatles 1963 breakout hits “I Saw Her Standing There,”“She Loves You,”“From Me To You,”“Misery,”“There’s A Place” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”Adage CEO Herb Jordan and legendary music business entrepreneur Owen Husney of Zoom-Muzic executive produced BEATLES REIMAGINED and assembled a twenty-something production team including Tim Anderson (ImaRobot, Solange) and Kevin Carvel (Atlantic Records, A&M/Octone, NBC’s “The Voice”). They recorded BEATLES REIMAGINED with the rules that each artist had to be indie, none of the artists could be born in the era of the Beatles, none of the recordings could sound like a Beatles cover and all of the songs are from 1963-1964, the breakout period for the Beatles. “There’s nothing left for the Beatles, but to be relevant to today's music,” explains Herb Jordan. “Beatles Reimaginedis a compelling artist discovery project whose mission is to reinvigorate the timeless writing of Lennon and McCartney through the eyes of today's most creative independent artists, not through the filter of 1963.” Expect to hear these songs in multiple avenues as HBO’s popular TV show “True Blood” picked up Mobley’s interpretation of “I Wanna Be Your Man” which premiered on August 11 and also appears on the True Blood Vol. 4 Soundtrack. Owen Husney adds "Beatles Reimagined is proving to be a uniquely contemporary way to discover new talent."BEATLES REIMAGINED exposes younger audiences to the greatest pop writers in history through cutting-edge interpretations of The Beatles’ classic hits. The Beatles transcend music, having left an indelible mark on music, fashion and culture at large. The most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music—with sales of over one billion units--is celebrating its 50th anniversary. They’ve inspired countless artists in the fifty years since their inception and continue to influence the tastemakers of today.Following is the complete tracklisting for BEATLES REIMAGINED: 1. “All My Loving” – The Well Pennies2. “From Me To You” – Mobley3. “Misery” – Feverbody4. “I Saw Her Standing There” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros5. “I Wanna Be Your Man” – Night Panther6. “I Feel Fine” – Jhameel7. “There’s A Place” – Leftover Cuties8. “She Loves You” – Badwolf9. “Please Please Me” – Adventure Galley10. “And I Love Her” – Doom & Gloom
Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovatorsKORN--Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Brian "Head" Welch [Guitar], Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]--have announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour (full itinerary below) leading into the release of their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, in stores and via digital retailers on October 8on Prospect Park. The tour--with support from Asking Alexandria and Love And Death--launches in Philadelphia, PA on September 26and heads west where the band will finish up in Las Vegas on October 12. Select venues are announced today with the remainder to be revealed soon.
So far in 2013 the rock luminaries have headlined the sold-out Rock On The Range Festival (over 40,000 in Columbus, OH) and Rocklahoma Festival, played coveted main stage spots at Download (U.K.), Rock am Ring(Germany) and Rock im Park (Germany) and toured Europe. They look forward to taking the new material on the road.
“These shows are for the diehards. Can’t wait to play the new songs from ‘TPS’ and expect some surprise blasts from the past too because Head’s back!” says front man Jonathan Davis.
The band recently premiered their lyric video for the lead single--“NEVER NEVER,” from THE PARADIGM SHIFT--on USATODAY.com which can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/m62ccoq. Look for a full-on video to be revealed soon.
THE PARADIGM SHIFT marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch forhis first album with KORN since 2003's Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 critically acclaimed trend-setting dubstep metal hybrid, The Path of Totality, which debuted Top 10 on the BillboardTop 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine's "Album of the Year." THE PARADIGM SHIFT is also KORN’s first time working with super producer Don Gilmore [Linkin Park’s The Hybrid Theory, etc.] who recorded the album with the band at Buck Owens' studio in their original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles's famed NRG Recording Studios.
The Blues Brothers are what can only be described as the stuff of musical, comedic and cinematic legend. They have become an inextricable thread woven into the fabric of our culture and the images of Jake and Elwood are universally and instantaneously recognizable throughout this, and quite possibly other, solar systems.
A reverent replication of those irreverent days of yore, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE is a live concert show that combines the comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 hit film as well as the five iconic albums released by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Featuring Wayne CataniaasJake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE and their eight-piece intercontinental rhythm & blues revue band pay homage to the humor, music and mayhem of the Blues Brothers and to Chicago’s rich musical history of blues, gospel and soul music.
Produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and original Blues Brothers musical director Paul Shaffer, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE will be kicking off its fall run this Saturday, September 21 in Danville, KY. The 31-date outing will then hit various cities throughout North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Connecticut before wrapping Sunday, November 24 in Monroe Township, NJ. The tour will then resume with another 30 shows in 2014 starting January 16 and running through mid-April. See below for full tour schedule.
THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE features all the Blues Brothers classics including “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’” among many others. Fun forall-ages, the show has been hailed by the Chicago Sun-Times for its “infectious and unbridled energy...[that] blows the roof off” (Jeff Johnson).
Catch THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE in the following cities:
Norton Center for the Arts
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
The State Theatre - Culpeper
Stockton Performing Arts Center
Shea Center for the Performing Arts (William Patterson University)
Palos Hills, IL
Moraine Valley Community College Performing Arts Center
Pfeiffer Hall (North Central College)
Grand Rapids, MN
Myles Reif Performing Arts Center
Detroit Lakes, MN
Historic Holmes Theatre
Sioux Falls, SD
Mary W. Sommervold Hall (Washington Pavilion)
Mayo Civic Center – Presentation Hall
Grand Forks, ND
Chester Fritz Auditorium
Temple-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium (Ohio University)
Sturges-Young Civic Center
Clinton Township, MI
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
College Station, TX
Midwest City, OK
Rose State College Performing Arts Center
Harris Center for the Arts
Santa Clarita, CA
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Lancaster Performing Arts Center
Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center
Santa Rosa, CA
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Wellsboro High School Auditorium
Paramount Hudson Valley
Pullo Family Performing Arts Center Penn State York
Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
The Colonial Theatre
Monroe Township, NJ
Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
Idaho Falls, ID
Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts
Washington Center for Performing Arts
Chilliwack, BC (Canada)
Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Terre Haute, IN
Hatfield Hall Theater
Jasper Arts Center
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
One World Theatre (2 shows)
The Grand 1894 Opera House
R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center
Grand Opera House of the South
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Heinz C. Prechter Educational & Performing Arts Center
BEATS ANTIQUE and iconic Primus leader Les Claypool have formally summoned "Beelzebub." The new single from the trio merges a tribal bounce with pulsating dance energy and devilishly dynamic playing from Claypool. After recently premiering on Relix's official site, it's now available on iTunes and all digital retailers.
"Beelzebub" serves as a fitting prelude to the group's forthcoming new album, A Thousand Faces – Act 1, out October 15. Breaking down boundaries and defying categorization, this 12-song collection traverses a myriad of styles and soundscapes, forging one hypnotic journey.
Unlike anything else in the spheres of either dance or world music, BEATS ANTIQUE stand alone. In addition to Claypool, this threesome has invited quite a few other friends along on the album including Alam Khan on "Kismet,"Lynx & Sorne for "You The Starry Eyed" and Micah & Leighton in "Doors of Destiny.”
Recently, BEATS ANTIQUE completed a highly successful Kickstarter campaign in order to finance an immersive stage production for their impending tour in support of A Thousand Faces. The jaunt promises to be as unforgettable and unique as the music itself with their unique stage show created with Obscura Digital, a creative technology studio specializing in the design of immersive and interactive experiences (they’ve done work with the Guggenheim Museum, Google, and the United Arab Emirates).
The iconic, Grammy-winning artist SLASH and Myles Kennedy are set to perform a new song “Nothing Left To Fear”tonight,Thursday, September 26 on “Conan,” airing at 11:00 PM/10:00 PM CT11/10c on TBS. On October 4, SLASH will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR via his company Slasher Films. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on October 4, exclusively at www.PledgeMusic.com/slash, the same day the film opens in select theaters.Written and produced by SLASH and Nick O’Toole, the NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR soundtrack includes the film score plus two original songs:“Nothing Left To Fear” which features vocalist Myles Kennedy, and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull.”To view the full press release on the NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR soundtrack, visit: http://tinyurl.com/p5o3fgw. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/nothinglefttofearmovie.
Coming off their sold-out “Rowdytown II” show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, and the announcement of two New Year’s Eve shows at the legendary Roseland Ballroom in New York City December 30 & 31, BIG GIGANTIC have revealed a brand new song, “Love Letters,” featuring Sabina Sciubba. It is the first peek at the duo’s new album which will be released in early 2014.
For “Love Letters,” which made its debut yesterday on Billboard.com, BIG GIGANTIC’s Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, team with vocalist Sabina Sciubba for her first vocal performance since her former group Brazilian Girls disbanded. Look for the song to be made available later this month for free and via iTunes. Its accompanying video will be made available at the same time.
Dubbing A Thousand Faces - ACT 1(Beats Antique Records) out today, Tuesday, October 15 their most intensely collaborative effort yet, BEATS ANTIQUE designated a diagram of a hero’s journey as their guide for the initial stages of songwriting and composition—then let their experimental sides take over and flourish as they delved further into the creative process. Their seventh studio album is a unique offering, the first of a two-volume endeavor that encapsulates each stage of Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey” in an assortment of sweeping and lushly textured tracks.
Breaking down boundaries and defying categorization, this 12-song collection traverses a myriad of styles and soundscapes, forging one hypnotic journey. It finds BEATS ANTIQUE and iconic Primus leader Les Claypool summoning "Beelzebub," merging a tribal bounce with pulsating dance energy and devilishly dynamic playing from Claypool. Look for its video to come soon.
Other guests who join the San Francisco-based trio of musician/producers Tommy Cappel, David Satori, and Zoe Jakes include sarod player Alam Khan (son of legendary classical Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan) on "Kismet,"Lynx & Sorne for "You The Starry Eyed" andMicah & Leighton in "Doors of Destiny.”
Meanwhile, the trio is currently on their ‘A Thousand Faces’ tour showcasing their multi-dimensional, custom designed stage show that brings musical and visual storytelling to life using Obscura Digital’s ground-breaking innovations in live performance technologies combined with the creative vision of Director Ivan Landau. The custom fabricated stage set evokes a sense of a mythological village right out of a fairy tale, with hand-crafted little houses. Obscura mapped the entire stage set for an architectural projection experience flowing with optical illusions that transform the physical into the metaphysical. “We wanted to create something that was new, yet nostalgic,” states Ivan Landau. “The visual storytelling comes right off the stage, like a pop-up book, seamlessly blending hand-made artistry with technology.”
Unique content pieces were created of the many art disciplines represented including miniature sets, puppetry, clay animation, 3D animation, painting, illustration, photography and live action. Obscura collaborated to create and integrate the diverse collection of artwork into its projection mapping system. In addition, Obscura designed transition pieces that shift perspectives of the stage set with 3D effects, cubes, fractals, and other illusions. Obscura’s interactive motion tracking software follows the movements of Zoe Jakes with real-time visuals such as particles, masking, and lighting treatments, helping to visually extend her live performance. The band has full control during the show to enable these special effects, adding new dynamic elements from one show to next on the tour.
“Riding a whirlwind of hip-hop, Gypsy jazz, Balkan beat-box, live electronica and whatever else pops into their ever-expanding minds,” wrote the Charlotte edition of Creative Loafing (10/10/13) in their preview of tonight’s show. “…the members of Beats Antique are snaky-hipped guides to the garden of earthly delights, an ethnographic mish-mash for both world music mavens and club kids.”
Rooted in old-school R&B and soul, re-imagined for today, Australian band CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES will bring their unique indie soul back to the U.S. next month for a nationwide trek from October through December (dates below, more to be announced).
Praised by NPR who described their sound as “a little bit of soul fused with blues, doo-wop, jazz and R&B” and “Rich In harmony…” (5/25/2013), the group is supporting their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS(Vanguard) which has garnered widespread recognition in the media. When the U.S. run of shows wraps in late December, the group will remain in the states to record the follow-up to their debut, to be released on Vanguard Records in 2014.
CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN RACKETTES on the road this fall:
As STS9 prepares to wrap the year with Mayan Holidaze in Mexico and five nights in Atlanta for New Year’s Eve, the acclaimed Santa Cruz-based instrumental electronic rock band has just announced dates for their 2014 Winter Tour.
The 24-date headlining run will kick off January 23 at the House of Blues in San Diego, followed by a return to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles the next night (1/24). From there, the tour will stop in Oakland, Lake Tahoe and Salt Lake City before back-to-back nights at the BellyUp in Aspen and the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Next, they’ll hit the Midwest with stops in Lincoln, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Chicago and Grand Rapids before making their way down the east coast hitting Buffalo, Portland and Providence. STS9 will make their debut at the legendary Capitol Theatre in PortChester, NY for 2 shows over Presidents Day weekend and then will wrap the tour with stops in Washington, DC, Norfolk, Asheville and Knoxville. See below for the full list of tour dates. Fan club tickets for the Winter Tour went on sale this morning (11/7) exclusively at www.sts9store.com. General tickets will go on-sale starting this Saturday, November 9 with select shows available tomorrow Friday, November 8 or Thursday, November 14 (see below for specific details).
To close out such a tremendous year, STS9 will be returning to the Mayan Riviera for the 2013 edition of Mayan Holidaze at the Now Sapphire Resort in Puerto Morelos, MexicoDecember 16-20 along with friends Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits and special guests Big Gigantic, Papadosio, Cherub, Orchard Lounge and DrFameus. From there, STS9--hailed as “one of the country’s most intriguing, innovative outfits around” by XLR8R--will perform 5 shows at The Tabernacle in AtlantaDecember 27-31 to officially ring in 2014. Once this New Year’s run wraps, the band will have sold-out The Tabernacle over 30 times, marking the most performances at that venue by any band.
STS9—Hunter Brown (guitar/keys), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Murphy (bass/synths), David Phipps (keyboards) and Zach Velmer (drums)—is currently touring with their largest production ever, earning them rave reviews throughout 2013. Building off the groundbreaking 2012 “Great Cycle Spectacle” design, the band is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to delivering one of the most visually stunning shows on the road today. As noted by Jayme Barouch from MOTORCITYBLOG, “the light sequencing and display rivaled some of the best that I’ve seen from masters of the electronic lightshow like Daft Punk, Amon Tobin and Deadmau5” (4/15/13).
Mon 12/16- Fri 12/20
Puerto Morelos, MX
Now Sapphire Resort
New Year’s Eve shows:
San Diego, CA
House of Blues
Los Angeles, CA
Lake Tahoe, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Sherman Place
Grand Rapids, MI
Port Chester, NY
Port Chester, NY
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Catch STS9 on tour in the following cities:
^ indicates tickets on-sale Friday, November 8 ~ indicates tickets on-sale Thursday, November 14
With the release of mau5trap’s WE ARE FRIENDS VOL. 2 coming up on November 11, fans and electronic music enthusiasts can get a first listen of the compilation which features brand new music from deadmau5 and a hand-picked selection of the label’s artists now via the album premiere posted at Rollingstone.com. Listen here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/deadmau5-compilation-we-are-friends-vol-2-album-premiere-20131108Meanwhile, deadmau5 has announced his New Years Eve plans. On December 31, Nassau Coliseum will become the tri-state area’s destination ever for what will be, hands down, the most sensational farewell to 2013 New York has to offer. Live Nation, RPM and Nassau Coliseum play host to one of the planet’s most in-demand artists as he’ll perform a one-of-a-kind “unhooked” show for a New Year’s send off like none other. Tickets for deadmau5 New Years Eve at Nassau Coliseum are on sale now via www.countdowntomau5.com and www.ticketmaster.com. WE ARE FRIENDS VOL. 2 (mau5trap/Astralwerks) includes works from up-and-coming talent such as Kairo Kingdom and Heat Maxwell, to fan favorites in the form of James Njie and BSOD (the side project of deadmau5 and close friend Steve Duda) and newcomer Aron H. The collection also includes two brand new tracks from deadmau5 with “Your Ad Here” and “Suckfest9001.” Wrote Michaelangeo Matos of the latter in Rolling Stone (10/23/13), “…this buzzing electro-house jam breaks into a cool, extended trance build-up before the intro riff zooms back in around the five-minute mark – an unexpected move on first hearing that remains welcome each time after.” In conjunction with WE ARE FRIENDS VOL. 2Kairo Kingdom, who appear twice on the track listing with “Machine Empire” and “3030” is offering a 30-minute mix as well. "We already had a track on the first Hi, We Are Friends compilation so we're really happy to be involved with two tracks on Volume 2,” says the German duo. “The cool thing about projects like this (and mau5trap in general) is that you can also showcase music that isn't necessarily dance-floor banger stuff. So we can't think of a better home for 'Machine Empire' than mau5trap!"Check out Kairo Kingdom’s We Are Friends mix at: https://soundcloud.com/mau5trap/kairo-kingdom-we-are-friends
With contributions from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and nine U.S. indie artists from diverse genres, BEATLES REIMAGINED honors the greatest modern songwriters of all time while infusing their music with a 21st century twist. The BEATLES REIMAGINED album--released October 1 on Community Projects--is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the recording and release of the Beatles songs from 1963-4 including “From Me To You,”“She Loves You,”“All My Loving” and “I Saw Her Standing There” which cemented the band’s status as rock and roll royalty. The album, which ranges from indie, rock, Americana and folk to electronic and everything in between, is garnering positive reviews from critics and fans alike for its inspired sound which is both foreign and familiar.Today (Wednesday, November 13), Under The Radar magazine has premiered the new video for “All My Loving”--the lead song on BEATLES REIMAGINED performed by The Well Pennies. USA TODAY has praised the upbeat track: “Boston folk-pop duo [The Well Pennies] tweaks a familiar melody, adds strings, for a new Beatles Reimagined set, with delightful results.” (10/1/13) Watch the video here: http://tinyurl.com/ksok5v4. “The Beatles are so iconic and loved by the world that it seemed like a risky move to re-imagine the well-known melodies and lyrics of their music,” explains Bryan Vanderpool of The Well Pennies. “Even then we couldn't pass on this chance to honor their legacy and the influence they've had on us and so many other artists."The Beatles themselves were influenced by American artists such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Elvis Presley, and BEATLES REIMAGINED returns their music to the heartland that inspired them: the United States. On BEATLES REIMAGINED, hotly tipped U.S. indie artists re-envision the songs on their own terms: alternative folk (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), acoustic folk (The Well Pennies), indie-rock (Mobley), indie-pop (Jhameel), new-rock (Badwolf), new-wave (Adventure Galley) and electro-dance-pop (Night Panther) through downtempo/lo fi (Feverbody), old school soul (Doom & Gloom) and retro-pop (Leftover Cuties). 100% of the label’s net album sales from BEATLES REIMAGINED album will be donated to the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles (www.rockcampforgirlsla.org).
THE CRYSTAL METHOD have kicked off 2014 by offering an advance listenof their fifth studio album, titled The Crystal Method, via Hype Machine. Marking the iconic act’s 20th Anniversary, the album is set for release January 14 and is available to hear now at Pandora or at HypeM.
Listen to THE CRYSTAL METHOD’s THE CRYSTAL METHOD now through January 14 at:
On The Crystal Method, THE CRYSTAL METHOD’s KEN JORDAN and SCOTT KIRKLAND explore various directions of electronic music. “While there’s plenty of hissing beats, belching production, squealing-breaks (and) keyboards for modern EDM heads to enjoy,” wrote Annie Zaleski of Alternative Press (Feb) in her review, “…the album is steeped in meticulous club music emphasizing silky grooves and sculptured adrenaline rushes.” Guests include LeAnn Rimes, Franky Perez (Scars On Broadway), Nick Thayer and mau5trap artist Le Castle Vania. “The Voice”’s season #2 contestant Dia Frampton (also known as one half of indie duo Meg & Dia) is the featured vocalist on the album’s first single “Over It” impacting radio this month.
Look for THE CRYSTAL METHOD to appear on Los Angeles tastemaker radio program KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Tuesday, January 14. Meanwhile, the pair are gearing up for a major performance at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles with a full live band (a first for the platinum-selling EDM duo) on January 16.
Also this month, they have DJ dates lined up in Denver January 18 and New York CityJanuary 23 alongside a live set on SIRIUS XM’s Electric Area Electric Aquarium. A full tour for the spring will be announced soon.
In life, the only constant is change. We try to embrace this in our music and in our lives and it’s in this spirit that we announce STS9 and bassist David Murphy are parting ways. We are postponing our upcoming winter tour dates through February. We'll miss David and wish him the best on his journey ahead.To our fans, we can’t thank you enough for your understanding and continuous support. We are thrilled for the future of STS9 and can’t wait to share it with you.From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!-Hunter, Jeffree, Phipps & Zach --Refunds are available at point of purchase for the below affected tour dates:Thu 1/23 San Diego, CA House of BluesFri 1/24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood PalladiumSat 1/25 Oakland, CA Fox TheaterSun 1/26 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu TheaterTue 1/28 Salt Lake City, UT The DepotWed 1/29 Aspen, CO Belly UpThu 1/30 Aspen, CO Belly UpFri 1/31 Denver, CO Fillmore AuditoriumSat 2/1 Denver, CO Fillmore AuditoriumTue 2/4 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre Wed 2/5 Minneapolis, MN First AvenueThu 2/6 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman PlaceFri 2/7 Milwaukee, WI Riverside TheatreSat 2/8 Chicago, IL Aragon BallroomSun 2/9 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit RoomTue 2/11 Buffalo, NY Town BallroomThu 2/13 Portland, ME State TheatreFri 2/14 Providence, RI Lupo’sSat 2/15 Port Chester, NY Capitol TheatreSun 2/16 Port Chester, NY Capitol TheatreWed 2/19 Washington, DC 9:30 ClubThu 2/20 Norfolk, VA The NorvaFri 2/21 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe AuditoriumSat 2/22 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
The Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist SLASHis heading tomusic week in Austin during SXSW 2014to launchSLASHATHON, the first-ever artist-focused hackathon. Powered by Geeklist, SLASHATHON is a hackathon where developers create applications and technology within a 12-hour period. The music-oriented SLASHATHON will offer developers a unique challenge to create solutions for artists to engage their communities for an album release. SLASHATHON will take place Wednesday, March 12 at CapitolFactory (701 Brazos St., STE 1601, Austin, TX).The SLASHATHONGRAND PRIZE includes a Gibson guitar autographed by SLASH, $1,000 dollars,AND the opportunity to have SLASH use the winning hack with the release of his new album, coming out in late2014. The judges for SLASHATHON will be SLASH himself, Bram Cohen, Chief Scientist & Founder of BitTorrent, and Ben Parr, Co-founder & Managing Partner,DominateFund.REGISTER FOR THE SLASHATHON AT:WWW.SLASHATHON.COM. *SXSW badges are not required to participate.APIs available to developers to build with include Aviary, Dolby, Leap Motion, Gimbal, Raspberry Pi, Codio.io, Elasticsearch, Mad Mimi, Yellow API and Lob. Furthr.la, and Geeklist will provide mentorship for all participants.SLASHATHONWednesday, March 12@ Capitol Factory, Austin8:30 AM: Registration9:00 AM: API presentations10:00 AM: Hacking begins1:30 PM: Lunch7:00 PM: Presentations8:30: AwardsA pioneer in blending tech and music, SLASH launched his first two music apps “Slash360” and “Slash AmpliTube” to promote the Apocalyptic Love album (2012) featuring his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. The critically acclaimed album Apocalyptic Love earned SLASH his two first-ever #1 rock radio hits-- “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun--and stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut for that week. Last year, SLASH also partnered with the Swedish company Rovio--creator of the popular mobile game Angry Birds--to create a theme song for the “Angry Birds Space.” SLASH and his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently in the studio working on a new album to be released in the fall of 2014.
The 7th Annual HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Los Angeles’ largest music event, will return Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. The 2014 edition escalates as the festival will be moving to a new location, the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. Early bird tickets go on sale this Friday, February 28 at 10:00 am pt at www.hardfest.com/hardsummer.
The new location for HARD SUMMER will allow for more stages, more talent and more fans. Just 10 miles away from downtown, the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is an urban oasis, a beautiful park boasting over 100 acres which will be converted to a major festival area. Five stages with over 75 performers will take the HARD SUMMER experience to a whole new level.
“I can't believe HARD summer will turn 7 this year! The HARD team is looking forward to producing a festival at Whittier Narrows,” says Gary Richards of HARD Events.. “It's such a great park with more room to do things that have not been possible for HARD in the past. Plus it has tons of trees and grass which makes a great setting for the festival.”
Last year’s HARD SUMMER took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park and drew over 70,000 fans. Performers included leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, including Knife Party, Justice (DJ Set), Duck Sauce, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Crystal Castles, Baauer, Dillon Francis and many more. Look for the line-up for the 2014 edition to be announced in the coming weeks.
BIG GIGANTIC has set their sights even bigger this year for their massive hometown show dubbed “ROWDYTOWN.” Taking over the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the third annualevent is expanding to two days in 2014: Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. Pre-sale tickets for “Rowdytown III” will go on sale starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2 with the general on-sale available Friday, April 4.Debuting in 2012 to a sold-out crowd of more than 9,450 fans and voted the #1 EDM show of that year by the Westword, ROWDYTOWN I marked the first time an artist ever used projection mapping visuals on the venue’s famous rocks. The second installment, which sold out weeks in advance, used even bigger lighting rigs and twice the projection mapping with Stan Shkrobor from EDMTUNES.COM calling the show’s visuals “the you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it projection mapping!” (10/1/13). Describing ROWDYTOWN II, Corey Blecha from COLORADO MUSIC BUZZ claimed “from the get-go, it was an audio and visual spectacle” (October) and LISTEN UP DENVER’s Lindsay Lynch declared the show “one of the best dance parties of the summer” (10/7/13). With the inaugural year featuring support from Macklemore & RyanLewis, Dillon Francis, GRiZ and Raw Russ and round two Adventure Club, Carnage and Manic Focus, who will BIG G bring out this year? Stay tuned for lineup announcements and more in the coming weeks!Watch a video recap from “Rowdytown II” here:http://vimeo.com/76547872Prior to turning the state of Colorado rowdy, BIG GIGANTIC will get the party started at various festivals this spring and summer as they continue to tour in support of their new album, THE NIGHT IS YOUNG. Kicking off with their debut at Coachella (4/13 and 4/20), the Boulder, CO-based duo of saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken will be returning to Georgia’s CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival, followed by sets at the Beale Street Festival in Memphis, Mysteryland in Bethel Woods, NY, Spring Awakening in Chicago, the Firefly Festival in Delaware and The Hudson Project in Saugerties, NY among others with more festival dates still to be announced. See below for full list of tour dates.THE NIGHT IS YOUNG—released February 11 for free via their website www.biggigantic.net--is an eclectic mix of tracks that span genres from electronic and dance to hip hop and electro soul. Debuting at #10 on the Dance/Electronic Album and #18 Heatseekers AlbumBillboard charts respectively as well as #2 on the iTunes Electronic chart upon its release, the 8-song album includes “Touch The Sky,” a blazing instrumental that made its debut in late 2013 to critical acclaim throughout the blogosphere, as well as the crushing dubstep song “Lets Go!,” the dazzling sax-hooked track “Just For The Thrill” and velvety number “Shooting Stars.” The album also features the title track and party anthem “The Night Is Young” featuring vocals from their friends Cherub (Jordan Kelly and Jason Huber). The song’s video—which debuted via RollingStone.com--has already been viewed over 23,000 times and can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfBv4POfik&feature=youtu.beBIG GIGANTIC’s current tour dates are as follows:DATE CITY VENUECoachella:Sun 4/13 Indio, CA Empire Polo FieldSun 4/20 Indio, CA Empire Polo FieldCounterPoint Music & Arts FestivalFri 4/25 Atlanta, GA Kingston DownsJazz Fest Late Night ShowSat 4/26 New Orleans, LA Joy TheatreBeale Street Music Festival Fri 5/2 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park – Beale Street Late NightsSuburbia Music FestivalSat 5/3 Plano, TX Oak Point Park & Nature PreserveMysteryland Sat 5/24 Bethel Woods, NY Woodstock 69 GroundsFree Press Summer FestivalMay 31-June 1 Houston, TX Eleanor Tinsley ParkSpring Awakening FestivalSun 6/15 Chicago, IL Soldier FieldFirefly FestivalSun 6/22 Dover, DE The Woodlands of Dover Int’l SpeedwayThe Hudson Project July 10-13 Saugerties, NY Winston FarmWanderlust July 17-20 North Lake Tahoe, CA Squaw ValleyThe Peach Music FestivalAug 14-17 Scranton, PA Montage MountainRowdytown III Sept 26-27 Morrison, CO Red Rock AmphitheatreMad Decent Boat PartyNov 12-16 Miami-Bahamas Norwegian Peal
There are many traditions associated with summer and for the last seven years, performing at U.S. amphitheaters has become a tradition for SLIGHTLY STOOPID and their fans. This summer, SLIGHTLY STOOPID will bring their “SUMMER SESSIONS 2014” tour to 25 cities nationwide. Helping them deliver the ultimate jam session, this year’s lineup includes D.I.Y. legends NOFX (on select west coast dates), 7-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley (for the entire journey), hip hop icons Cypress Hill (on select west coast dates) and their friends and long-time musical conspirators G. Love & Special Sauce (on select dates), with more special guests to be announced soon.
Kicking off July 9 in Eugene, OR, the Ocean Beach, CA-based ensemble will stop in Seattle, Boise, Las Vegas and Tahoe Vista before hitting the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA (7/18) and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA (7/19). The “Summer Sessions 2014” tour will round out its West Coast dates with shows in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Santa Barbara, plus annual hometown show at San Diego, CA’s Sleep Train Amphitheater on Saturday, July 26. From there, SLIGHTLY STOOPID will make their way down the East Coast performing in Boston, Philadelphia, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Raleigh, Atlanta and Boca Raton among many other cities before wrapping August 23. Throughout the summer, the band will also be making a few select appearances at festivals such as Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT with more to be announced. See full itinerary below.
As a special incentive to loyal fans who purchase a pre-sale ticket for “Summer Sessions 2014,” the band is offering two unreleased studiosongs. The free downloads will include the exclusive first offering ever of the newly written and unreleased tracks.
Pre-sale tickets are currently on sale for most shows. General tickets will begin to go on sale Friday, April 4 for the West Coast shows and Friday, April 11 for the East Coast dates. For more information on tickets including pre-sale links and exact on-sale dates, go to www.slightlystoopid.com.
Catch SLIGHTLY STOOPID’s “Summer Sessions 2014” tour in the following cities:
Today (4/8) THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT and USAToday.com exclusively premiered a behind the scenes, in-studio performance video for new track “So Far From Home,” from the band’s upcoming album SONG IN MY HEAD out April 29 on SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records. Check it out here: http://usat.ly/PLGbeZ. The video explores THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s creative process in the studio working out the song’s elements and captures the energy in the studio between the band and the album’s producer Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads.The acclaimed independent and innovative band celebrating their 20th anniversary this year has also launched a Twitter campaign (#SongInMyHead) in advance of the release of SONG IN MY HEAD. Band members are sharing the songs in their heads via the band’s Twitter account (@SCI_Official) leading up to the album’s release. So far, the songs in drummer Michael Travis’ head are “Leaves Fall” by Mansions on the Moon and “Ohh Bell” by The Barr Brothers, keyboard & vocalist Kyle Hollingsworth shared "Have a Day/Celebratory" from Polyphonic Spree, while percussionist Jason Hahn can’t get Ojos de Brujo’s "Donde Te Has Metido" out of his head. More songs from the band will be shared and fans are encouraged to share their picks as well using #SongInMyHead.SONG IN MY HEAD is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “We continue to be the newest version of our expanding stylistic interest. This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.” Check out a promotional video for the album here.THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT--BILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass & vocals), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH (keyboards & vocals) and JASON HANN (percussion)--continues their extensive touring schedule with several festival performances confirmed including headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 1. See below for a list of confirmed dates, with more to be added. Check out this live video from the band’s 2013 New Year’s Eve show at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, COhere.THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 2014 Tour Dates:DATE CITY VENUEAmoeba In-Store:Thu 4/24 San Francisco, CA AmoebaHeadlining Shows:Thu 4/24 Oakland, CA Fox TheaterFri 4/25 Oakland, CA Fox TheaterSat 4/26 Oakland, CA Fox TheaterJazzFest:Thu 5/1 New Orleans, LA Fair Grounds Race CourseHeadlining Shows:Fri 5/2 Athens, GA Georgia TheatreSat 5/3 Athens, GA Georgia TheatreBeale Street Music Festival:Sun 5/4 Memphis, TN Tom Lee ParkFestival Appearance:Thu-Sun 5/22-25 Cumberland, MD DelfastWakarusa Festival:Fri-Sat 6/6-6/7 Ozark, AR Mulberry MountainHuck Finn Jubilee:June 13-15 Ontario, CA Cucamonga-Guasti Regional ParkElectric Forest (3 shows):Thu-Sun 6/26-29 Rothbury, MI Double JJ RanchLockn’ Festival:Thu-Fri 9/4-9/5 Arrington, VA Oak Ridge Farm
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL--the boutique music and arts festival featuring a thoughtfully curated, eclectic mixof artists performing on three intimate stages in a beautiful coastal setting--has announced the day-by-day line-ups for the two-day festival happening Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center.BECK, THE NATIONAL, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, PHANTOGRAM, BEST COAST, DAWES, CULTS, COCOROSIE, LAKE STREET DIVE and BLIND PILOT comprise a bill of more than 30 artists performing on the same grounds where the pioneering Monterey Pop Festival took place in 1967.Tickets are on sale now at www.FirstCityFestival.com. Single-day GA tickets are $79.75 with no additional fees and unlimited carnival rides.Two-day GA tickets are $159.50 and VIP passes are $289.50 are also available with no service fees and a “layaway” option. Additionally, hotel and shuttle packages are available for purchase. The festival is all ages and will run from 12pm until 11pm each day. FIRST CITY FESTIVAL boasts excellent sightlines across three stages, offering a unique experience for concert-goers. The full day-by-day music line-up for 2014 is as follows:SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 Line-upBECK – PHANTOGRAM – BEST COAST – COCOROSIE – BLIND PILOT – TOKYO POLICE CLUB – UNKOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – MIDLAKE – HOW TO DRESS WELL – TANLINES – MINIATURE TIGERS – SPEEDY ORTIZ – THE STEPKIDS – MIMICKING BIRDS – MR LITTLE JEANS – THE LONELY WILD – DOE EYE – SURVIVAL GUIDE.SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 Line-upTHE NATIONAL – THE NAKED AND FAMOUS – DAWES – CULTS – FUTURE ISLANDS -- LAKE STREET DIVE – GEOGRAPHER – LIARS – DALE ERANHARDT JR. JR. -- SAN FERMIN – THE MEN – LO FANG – CONNAN MOCKASIN – MIDI MATILDA -- SLEEPY SUN – QUILT – THE FAMILY CREST – COOL GHOULS.
The release date for STEVE AOKI’s new studio album NEON FUTURE I (Dim Mak/Ultra Music) has been pushed back to September 30. Originally slated for August 12, the new release date will allow for additional production needs on the existing tracks.As a result of the album being pushed back, the Madison Square Garden show, originally set for August 16, has also been postponed. The album was always meant to be released in advance of the performance as each ticket includes a copy of the new album. A new date is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly. All current ticket buyers will receive refunds at www.ticketmaster.com and will also be allowed early access to tickets for the rescheduled date.
Since releasing Random Album Title in 2008, electronic music producerdeadmau5’s rise to the upper echelons has been nothing short of meteoric. This winter, he’ll release5 years of mau5, a retrospective double album encompassing highlights from his most beloved back catalog alongside exclusive and new remixes from friends of mau5trap. Just in time for the holidays, 5 years of mau5 will be released November 25 via mau5trap. Further details will be announced soon.
deadmau5 will make his next major U.S. festival appearance on November 1 at HARD Day of the Dead in Southern California. There he’ll join Eric Prydz for a back-to-back performance on their ‘mau5-ville’- hosted stage. Log on to www.harddayofthedead.com for more information.
Acclaimed instrumental electronic rock band STS9--hailed as “one of the country’s most intriguing, innovative outfits around”--is pumped up and ready to hit the ground running this fall on their “Autumn Tour 2014.” This will mark the band’s first official headlining run in over a year.
Hot off their two-night sold-out run at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado earlier this month, the group--Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths), Zach Velmer (drums) and Alana Rocklin (bass)--will be supported on select dates by Grammy-winning producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
The 25-date tour will kick off October 9 at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis and then make its way east stopping in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Portland before hitting New York City on Friday, October 17 at the Best Buy Theater. From there, the tour heads to Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Richmond, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. As the birthplace of STS9 over 15 years ago, the group will perform back-to-back nights in Atlanta on November 1 and 2 at The Tabernacle and then stop in Fayetteville, Tulsa, Dallas and Austin before wrapping up in California with performances at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Friday, November 21 and Oakland’s Fox Theater on Saturday, November 22. See below for the full list of tour dates.
In December, STS9 will be joining friends Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits for Dominican HolidazeDecember 3-7 at the Breathless Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This event is sold-out.
The band will then close out 2014 and ring in 2015 with three nights at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO on December 31, January 2 and 3, 2015. Tickets go on-sale Wednesday, October 1 exclusively at http://sts9store.com.
This year, fans are being treated to STS9’s largest touring production rig ever. Using the latest cutting-edge sound and lighting, the band is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to delivering one of the most visually stunning shows on the road today. Throughout their many critically acclaimed festival appearances this year, including CounterPoint, Hangout, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, The Hudson Project and North Coast, STS9--dubbed “the masters of improvisational, brain-altering hydro-funk” by David Garber with Vice’s Thump (7/1/14)--has also debuted a number of new tracks in 2014 including “World Go Round,” “New Dawn, New Day,” “Totem,” “Click Lang Echo,” and “Only Light Remains,” that are sure to appear on set-lists throughout the fall tour. Check out this clip from the Hangout Festival (5/16/14) “World Go Round > Totem”: http://youtu.be/AwAsY_QbH5E.
See what the critics have said about STS9 from their 2014 festival appearances:
“One of the headliners [at The Hudson Project] was STS9, short for Sound Tribe Sector 9, which pumped its way through its own history of instrumental dance music, segueing in and out of rock, various eras of funk and the insistent, unsyncopated beats of current dance music.”–Jon Pareles, NEW YORK TIMES, 7/12/14
“STS9 dazzled the audience. It was jazz. It was funk. It was electronica. It was sexy. It was groovy. It was raging. It was Tribe.”—Joe Lamendola, INYOURSPEAKERS.COM, 7/15/14
“It’s easy to have stage presence when you’re the headliner, but STS9 still played like they had something to prove…The crowd reveled in STS9’s past and seemed ready to embrace their future.”–Jason Keil, PHOENIX NEW TIMES, 3/29/14
“I would describe the show by STS9 as bewildering and massive. The sound slammed into us, sending ripples through the sea of people. The bass drops were perfection and it was an absolutely amazing and beautiful performance. Total synchronicity at its best.”–Tim Stanback, QROMAG.COM, 5/5/14
“…A show that was nothing short of spectacular…a non-stop rocking beacon during their twilight set.”--Marisa Frydman, LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC.COM, 7/1714
THE WHO, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America in 2015. “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will kick off its spring run April 15 in Tampa, FL and include 20 stops throughout the east before wrapping May 30 in Forest Hills, NY. The fall leg will launch September 14 in San Diego, CA and begin with west coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17 at 10:00 AM (local time) at www.thewho.com. “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live.
Set lists on these shows will take their audience on an “Amazing Journey” through THE WHO’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including WHO’S NEXT,TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATIONand LIVE AT LEEDS, through the present day.
Citi is the official credit card of “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for the U.S. dates beginning Monday, October 13 at 10:00 AM through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Exclusive VIP packages for the “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour includes reserved tickets with amazing seats, special access to THE WHO’S VIP preshow soundcheck, pre-show VIP parties, autographed limited edition memorabilia and much more. Additional details on tickets and VIP packages can be found at www.thewho.com. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold on “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org).
“From the band’s first hit single ‘I Can’t Explain’ to pioneering the rock opera with Tommy, The Who is one of the most influential and storied bands of our time,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. “This will be one of the most anticipated tours of 2015 and we are delighted to be able to offer Citi cardmembers early access to see this legendary band perform.”
The classic songs fans can expect to hear on “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will appear on the band’s forthcoming WHO HITS 50! collection. Set for an October 27, 2014 release on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), this definitive collection of THE WHO’s greatest tracks--from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track “Be Lucky”--is being released to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour.
The show--described by PETE TOWNSHEND as--“Hits, Picks, Mixes and Misses” will see the band play all their classic anthems as well as tackling deeper cuts from their catalog.
“This is the beginning of the long goodbye,” says ROGER DALTREY of the upcoming tour.
PETE TOWNSHEND commented, “Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big Woodcutter's beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we're lucky to be alive and still touring.”
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.
THE WHO’s 2015 North American tour dates are as follows:
Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17. The replica guitar is evocative of Setzer’s original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, for which he raided his Monopoly game for two dice drilled holes in them and attached them to take the place of the missing tone knobs. To help resemble a 1950s-era “hot rod,” Setzer added three decals that, in the replica, were duplicated with the aid of a master guitar builder.
Setzer, an American guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, is known for continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music, first with 1980s rockabilly band the Stray Cats and then again in the late 1990s with his 18-piece “Rockin’ Big Band,” The Brian Setzer Orchestra. In 1987, he appeared on the big screen in the Ritchie Valens biographical film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran.
“Brian Setzer is a prolific and distinctive contributor to American music,” said John Edward Hasse, the museum’s curator of American music. “Proof of his legacy exists not only in the longevity of his career and in his lengthy discography, but also in his ability to cross musical boundaries.”
In 1982, Setzer released his first single with the Stray Cats, “Rock This Town” on which he played a 1959 Gretsch 6120 model guitar. As the guitar aged, it began to fall apart. Stephen Stern, a Gretsch master guitar builder, replicated every detail of the original guitar. When Stern presented it to Setzer, he found it to be virtually indistinguishable from the original. It is the 2006 replica that is now in the museum’s collection.
“What an honor it is to be in the Smithsonian just for playing the music that I love,” said Setzer. “Maybe in a hundred years people will look at my guitar and be inspired to play it and enjoy it the way I do.”
Setzer’s guitar will join a large and diverse collection of musical instruments at the museum that includes John Coltrane’s saxophone, Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet, Prince’s Yellow Cloud electric guitar and Eddie Van Halen’s “Frank 2” guitar.
Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. The museum helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. It is currently renovating its west exhibition wing, developing galleries on business, democracy and culture. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu. The museum is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free.
OZZY OSBOURNE can add a few more #1’s to his career. His MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN DVD (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings), released October 14, entered the Nielsen Soundscan charts at #1 in the U.S, while also landing at the top of the charts in Sweden, Finland, and Canada. The DVD offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter hours of entertainment from OZZY’s distinguished solo career.
The MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN DVD set includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career. The two disc set is the definitive visual compilation of the rock icon’s career:
DVD One features more than two dozen of OZZY’s classic and unforgettable music videos from across his discography, including a bonus alternate version of “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and making-of footage from the videos “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “Life Won’t Wait.”
DVD Two features live performances and interview clips spanning OZZY’s solo journey, much of which makes its debut on DVD. Some selections have appeared on long out-of-print VHS releases; others will be seen here for the first time, making this an essential package for fans old and new. OZZY’s union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.
OSBOURNE's ongoing solo career spans four decades--as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath--and his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. OZZY’s latest solo release--his tenth studio album, 2010’s Scream--debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, featuring the No. 1 Mainstream Rock smash “Let Me Hear You Scream.”
From the first notes of OZZY’s 1980’s solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albums No More Tearsand Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach as OZZY; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers. OZZY immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley” and “Flying High Again.” With the 1991 release No More Tears, OZZY continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles “No More Tears” and the smash hit “Mama, I'm Coming Home.”
2015 is already looking to be a big year for STS9. The acclaimed instrumental electronic rock band—who will kick off the new year in Denver with four nights at the Fillmore Auditorium--have announced multiple night runs in Aspen, Chicago and Athens for February and March.
President’s Day weekend will find the Santa Cruz, CA-based quintet (formed in Atlanta 15 years ago) in the western Colorado mountains for three nights at the Belly Up in Aspen, CO February 13, 14 and 15. Next, the band will head to Chicago for three nights at the House of Blues March 5, 6 and 7. Lastly, STS9 will bring it back to where it all started and hit the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA for three nightsMarch 19, 20 and 21. Three-day fan club tickets go on sale today Thursday, December 18 at 12pmnoon local time exclusively at www.sts9store.com. Remaining tickets, including single day tickets, will be available to the public on Friday, December 19 at 12pmnoon local time. On sale times are local to the city the venue is located in (MST for Aspen, CST for Chicago and EST for Athens).
These multiple city residencies will follow the band’s initial run of the year when they take over the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO for fournights starting New Year’s Eve Wednesday, December 31 and wrapping Saturday, January 3. Their New Year’s Day show on Thursday, January 1 is an already sold-out charity event benefiting Conscious Alliance featuring a deluxe dinner prepared by Chef Ed Kammerer of Denver’s Highland Pacific Restaurant in addition to an intimate and unique set of STS9 music. More info on Conscious Alliance can be found here. A limited number of tickets are still available—including a three-day ticket for all shows excluding January 1--at www.livenation.com.
In addition to their own headlining shows, STS9 is also excited to announce they’ll be performing at next year’s BUKU Music + Art Project in NewOrleans, LA (March 14-15) and Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL (May 22-24). See below for the full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates.
STS9--Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths), Zach Velmer (drums) and Alana Rocklin (bass)—recently wrapped their 25-date “Autumn Tour 2014” to rave reviews. Using the latest cutting-edge sound and lighting, the band is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to delivering one of the most visually stunning shows on the road today featuring the band’s largest production rig ever. As Ali Kramen of Sensible Reason noted, “the light show was phenomenal. Credit is surely due to lighting designer Saxton Waller, who orchestrated gorgeously geometric and perfectly timed displays that were stellar to say the least” (10-20-14). Jack Smith from No Country for New Nashville wrote, “while the music prowess of STS9 was definitely the highlight of the evening, it’s definitely worth mentioning the lighting rig the band brought along. The auditorium appeared dazzling while bathed in ample lighting, and it was definitely one of the more advanced lighting rigs we’ve ever seen toured” (11-3-14). Simply put, Cassidy Maley from GratefulWeb.com called the show “a night of intoxicating music” (10-16-14).
THE WHO will perform their first U.S. festival appearance in more than 40 years at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivalpresented by Shell, set for April 24-May 3 in New Orleans, LA.THE WHO’s previous iconic U.S. festival appearances were in 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival (where a coin toss decided whether they or Jimi Hendrix would close the evening’s performances) and at Woodstock in 1969 (where Townshend kicked Abbie Hoffman off the stage when Hoffman interrupted their set to make a political speech).
One of rock’s most legendary and defining bands will perform this special appearance as part of their 2015 “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour.“THE WHO HITS 50!” tour--which includes special guests: 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts--will kick off its spring run April 15in Tampa, FL and include 20 stops throughout the east before wrapping May 30 in Forest Hills, NY. The fall leg will launch September 14 in San Diego, CA and begin with west coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are currently on sale at www.thewho.com “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live.
Set lists on these shows will take their audience on an “Amazing Journey” through THE WHO’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including WHO’S NEXT,TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATIONand LIVE AT LEEDS, through the present day.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moonbeat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.
One of America's most beloved annual cultural celebrations, the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell began in 1970 and draws over 400,000 music fans from around the globe to New Orleans for two unforgettable weekends (April 24-26 & April 30-May 3, 2015) every spring. "Jazz Fest" features the biggest names in music on 12 stages plus an extensive craft fair featuring contemporary and folks crafts plus a highly acclaimed food fair featuring Louisiana's unique cuisine. The 2015 Festival lineup includes: Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Keith Urban, Pitbull, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, T.I., Trombone Shorty, Hozier, Widespread Panic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ryan Adams, Steve Winwood, Wilco, The Meters, Jimmy Cliff, Allen Toussaint and hundreds more.
THE WHO’s 2015 North American tour dates are as follows:
The acclaimed Beatles concert LET IT BE will launch a U.S. trek starting Wednesday, February 18. LET IT BE is the only show with grand rights to The Beatles’ music, and it has played to rave reviews and sold-out crowds on London’s West End and on Broadway in New York City. Jam-packed with over 40 of the Beatles’ greatest hits, LET IT BE has already been seen by over 1 million people worldwide. The February trek will mark LET IT BE’sfirst North American tour after Broadway. Following the U.S. and Canadian run of shows, LET IT BE will return to the U.K. for a series of dates at London’s Garrick Theatre before heading to Ireland in October 2015.
For the past 50 years, the music of The Beatles has touched millions of people around the world, and yet were experienced live in concert by very few. LET IT BE brings The Beatles’ incredible songs to a whole new audience of music lovers. All of the music is performed live before the audience so fans can relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks. A partial set list from LET IT BE includes “Hard Day's Night,” “Day Tripper,” “Twist and Shout,’ “Get Back,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “Strawberry Fields,” as well as global mega-hits “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together” and, of course, “Let It Be.” LET IT BE will play for 'one night only' in most cities (see all dates below). Travel back to the magical 60’s when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Produced and created by Annerin Productions, LET IT BE is the only show featuring the music of The Beatles which has played both the West End in London and Broadway in New York City. Annerin Productions was originally involved with RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles, which they helped evolve from playing cruise ships in 2004, to a successful run on Broadway in 2010. Annerin was involved in a lawsuit from RAIN when it took LET IT BE to London’s West End in 2012. RAIN has not returned to Broadway since 2011. As co-creators, the lawsuit was found to be without merit and the case was dropped. In just over two years, LET IT BE has gone worldwide with performances in Moscow, Japan, all throughout the U.K., Singapore, France, Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. The February trek will mark LET IT BE’sfirst North American tour after Broadway.
Following is the set list for LET IT BE:
“I Saw Her Standing There” “Please Please Me” “It Won’t Be Long” “She Loves You” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” “All My Loving” “Hard Day’s Night” “Can’t Buy Me Love” “Do You Want To Know A Secret” “I Wanna Be Your Man” “Yesterday” “Help” “I Feel Fine” “Drive My Car” “Twist & Shout” “Day Tripper” “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” “With A Little Help From My Friends” “Eleanor Rigby” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” “When I’m 64” “Sgt. Peppers Reprise” “A Day In The Life” “Magical Mystery Tour” “All You Need Is Love” “Penny Lane” “Strawberry Fields” “Blackbird” “We Can Work It Out” “Norwegian Wood” “Here Comes The Sun” “In My Life” “Long And Winding Road” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” “Come Together” “Get Back” “Revolution” “The End” “Back In The USSR” “Let It Be” “Hey Jude”
Following an incredible 2014, which boasts a heavy list of accomplishments including their debut at Coachella, performing at Madison Square Garden, two sold-out nights at Rowdytown III--their annual hometown show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado--and the release of their fifth studio album The Night Is Young, BIG GIGANTIC is back with a brand new track like their name exudes. “Get On Up” finds BIG G’s Dominic Lalli (saxophonist/producer) and Jeremy Salken (drums) taking it up a notch for the ultimate party-starter featuring their unique style of blending traditional brass and electronic production. “Get On Up”—which has premiered today (February 4) on ThisSongIsSick.com—can be downloaded for free now at:biggigantic.net
Along with “Get On Up,” the pair are ready to return to the stage for a short run of headlining dates in February and March, stopping in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. In late March, BIG GIGANTIC jump back onto the festival circuit to make their first time appearances at Lollapalooza Argentina and Brazil and then later in the spring they’ll appear at Summer Camp Music Festival, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam and Governor’s Ball.
Get an inside look into the festival world of BIG GIGANTIC via the Skrillex & Friends Superjam documentary, captured at last year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The doc, available now for free at Uverse at http://uverse.com/bonnaroo, depicts BIG GIGANTIC serving as the band leaders/musical directors for the coming together of some of the world’s best musicians: Lauryn Hill,Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Robby Krieger, Zedd, Mickey Hart, Janelle Monae, Warpaint, Chance The Rapper, Thundercat and more.
HARD, CLOUD 9 ADVENTURES, and THE BOWERY PRESENTS have announced the schedule and activities for the HOLY SHIP! February 18-21,2015 voyage on the beautiful MSC Divina. Setting sail from Miami, the second 2015 HOLY SHIP! boasts headliners Skrillex and Fatboy Slim, Baauer, DJ Snake, Tommy Trash, Basement Jaxx (DJ set) and more.
Before the ship sets sail, fans can still get a taste of the experience when HARD Events, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents host the official HOLY SHIP! pre-party at Space Miami on February 17. Catch two rooms of music with sets from Bauuer b2b with a secret special guest, Jack Beats, Destructo b2b with Busy P and Friends, Milo Otis,AC Slater and Curses. In addition The Buntings will be hosting their yearly “Officially Un-Official Shipfam Pre Party” with special sets from SHIPFAM DJs (HOLY SHIP! passengers who are also DJs). Tickets are available at: http://bit.ly/1u7LSoP
HARD Events, the promoters behind such major electronic music events as HARD Day of the Dead, HARD SUMMER and HOLY SHIP!, have announced today, February 26 the newest addition to their live experience collection with goHARD. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, February 27 at 10 am local time (except Dallas noon local time) at www.gohardtour.com.
HARD is well known for curating the most talented and influential artists in electronic music. goHARD is all about future music rotating with a different line-up for every date, each one highlighting some of the biggest acts in the genre alongside emerging artists. Confirmed artists for goHARD (in alphabetical order) are: Amtrac, Anna Lunoe, A$AP FERG, Big Gigantic, Bro Safari, Cosella, Destructo, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles, Flosstradamus, Griz, GTA, Jauz, Matt Zo, Porter Robinson (live), Rae Sremmurd, RL Grime, Snakehips, Tchami, TOKiMONSTA, Wax Motif, What So Not, Zeds Dead and more TBA.
The tour will kick off April 25 in Seattle at the Tacoma Dome and just about every weekend afterwards pass through a different market including New Orleans (May 2), Miami (May 16), Dallas (May 29) and Toronto (May 30). Details with full line-ups for each date are indicated below. View the tour announce trailer here: http://youtu.be/kP420SfvtlY
Saturday, April 25 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome
Porter Robinson (live) | Flosstradamus
Tchami | Rae Sremmurd
Destructo | Jauz
Anna Lunoe | Wax Motif
Saturday, May 2 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
DJ Snake | Zeds Dead
Big Gigantic | Tchami
Rae Sremmurd | GTA
Destructo | Wax Motif
Saturday, May 16 - Miami, FL - Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
Bro Safari | Rae Sremmurd
What So Not | Destructo | Griz
TOKiMONSTA | Amtrac
Friday, May 29 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
RL Grime | A$AP FERG
GTA | Destructo
Jauz | Snakehips + More
Saturday, May 30 - Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach
Eric Prydz | Dillon Francis
RL Grime | Big Gigantic
Destructo | TOKiMONSTA
Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles
HARD SUMMER will return to Los Angeles August 1 & 2, with HARD RED ROCKS happening in Colorado July 30.
STS9--started the new year with a four-night takeover of the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO which included a special New Year’s Day charity dinner event benefitting Conscious Alliance. 600 lucky fans joined the electronic rock quintet for a memorable evening that the band is now making available for all to experience via BitTorrent Bundle. ONE / ONE: Live from The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO, available Monday, March 9 at 11am PST, is a digital collection spanning 365 days of STS9. The package features this historic performance and is accompanied by a massive collection of the band’s 50 live performances from 2014.
On January 1, 2015 from the floor of the legendary venue, STS9--Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths), Zach Velmer (drums) and Alana Rocklin (bass)--performed a completely improvised set unlike any other in their history. The quintet weaved through new, unreleased tracks and reinvented takes on fan favorites in one fearless stream of consciousness; a set of music now being touted as one of the finest STS9 performances to date.
ONE / ONE: Live from The Fillmore Auditorium is an exclusive collection only available via BitTorrent Bundle, a direct-to-fan publishing platform. Fans who purchase the ONE / ONE Bundle will receive the remastered, multi-track recording of this all-improv set as well as unlock recordings of every 2014 STS9 show--50 live recordings in total--all for $25. Photos and artwork from the shows will also be made available (see below for details). In anticipation of next week’s Bundle, STS9 has released the first exclusive single from ONE / ONE: Live from The Fillmore Auditorium, “Crystal House;” stream it now on the band’s Soundcloud page here.
World-renowned recording artists YES and Toto today (4/6) announced they will join forces this summer for a co-headlining North American tour. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award-winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” ”I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.
“We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto. Yes have always been big fans of Toto’s music, and we think the fans are going to really enjoy seeing both of us together,” says YES co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire.
YES will be releasing a new live CD/DVD (recorded at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona) titled Like It Is on July 7.
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They recently released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV which debuted last week Top 10 in nine countries around the world. Prior to the tour with YES, Toto are embarking on a European headlining arena tour with appearances at key festivals.
"We are so honored to be touring with our musical heroes YES,” remarked founder/guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life changing music for me and the guys, and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day. We all stood and waited in line for tickets to see Close to the Edge and Topographic…many, many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the 70's and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes' amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.”
As the 2015 festival season officially gets underway, acclaimed electronic music duo BIG GIGANTIC--saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken--has announced the details for their annual Colorado experience “ROWDYTOWN.” The fourth installment of the Boulder-based duo’s massive hometown show will yet again take over the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for two days in 2015: Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. Pre-sale tickets for “Rowdytown IV” will go on sale starting this Wednesday, April 8 at 10am MDT with the general on-sale beginning Friday, April 10 at 10am MDT. BIG GIGANTIC has partnered exclusively with ThisSongIsSick.com to offer fans a VIP Rowdytown experience. VIP tickets will include a signed poster, VIP viewing, early entry, meet and greet, band photo and a Special Rowdytown Merch Bundle. For more information on VIP and GA tickets, go to www.biggigantic.net.
This year’s edition of “Rowdytown” will feature different lineups each night featuring hotly tipped up-and-coming talent to offer fans an even bigger party for the weekend. Supporting BIG GIGANTIC on Friday will be 20-year-old Australian music producer Thomas Jack, LA-based Buygore Records producer Jauz, and DeFunk , a Canadian artist that merges modern bass music with the retro sounds of jazz, blues, disco and funk. Saturday’s lineup will feature Los Angeles hip-hop, trap and bass producer RL Grime, the Montreal-based producer Snails who recently teamed up with Big G for the critically acclaimed track “Funk With Me” (listen here), and Two Fresh, the hip-hop/electronic duo of Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls. Plus, BIG GIGANTIC will start off each night with a “Big Gigantic Mixtape 2009/2010,” playing a mix of older tunes with a live band right into a good old fashioned Big G throwdown.
Upon its debut in 2012 to a sold-out crowd of more than 9,450 fans, Rowdytown marked the first time an artist ever used projection mapping visuals on the famous rocks of Red Rocks courtesy of Ghost Pixel Visuals , who continue to increase the size of the lighting rigs and power of the visuals every year since. Of last year’s event, Nate Etter from the Denver Post noted, “The show was a production spectacle at a venue known for enormous shows, highlighted by 3D-mapped projections directly on the two main monoliths that were significantly brighter and more creative than when they debuted the technology in 2012. Adding that to a main stage rig with dozens of blinding strobes, multiple LED screens, live video and decibel levels earplug-worthy even from the top of the venue, you were trapped in an immersive, 360-degree sensory experience” (9/29/14). The one-of-a-kind experience, which has sold out in advance every year, has featured an exciting list of artists on its lineups over the years including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dillon Francis, GRiZ, Adventure Club, Manic Focus, Savoy, The Floozies, Caked Up, The Motet and many more.
Coming off their recent performances at the Ultra Music Festival and Lollapalooza Argentina and Brasil, BIG GIGANTIC will continue to make the rounds on the festival circuit this spring and summer with appearances confirmed for the Euphoria Music & Camping Festival (Austin, TX), Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL), Wakarusa (Ozark, AR), Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY), Governors Ball (New York City), Electric Forest (Rothbury, MI), Shambhala (British Columbia, Canada) and KAABOO Del Mar (San Diego, CA), among many others. The duo, one of the most celebrated acts in live music right now, will also be performing at the New Orleans and Toronto stops of the goHARD Festival, the new tour from HARD Events. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates.
BIG GIGANTIC released their latest single “Get On Up” in early February to rave reviews with DJ Magazine USA hailing it as a “funk-laden bass masterpiece that explains exactly why they’re called Big Gigantic. Mindblowing” (2/9/15). Eric Gossett from Less Than 3 noted, “Big Gigantic taps into the fountain of funk to release an unstoppable flow of glitched-out soul, sax, and twerk that proves that the duo is still one of the rowdiest Rocky Mountain outfits around” (2/5/15) and Dancing Astronaut’s Michael Sundius praised the song saying, “the track progresses from a casual beat to a high energy main section with enough trap stabs and laser-wielding leads to satisfy any festival goer” (2/4/15). Elsewhere, Billboard described it as “a funky, carefree single marked by a catchy saxophone hook and moombahton-style synth stabs” (Matt Medved, 2/7/15), My Music Is Better Than Yours called it “another gorgeous combination of brass and bass” (2/4/15), Sensible Reason claimed, “this track exudes high-energy throughout its entirety” (Kristen Grennan, 2/9/15), Kick Kick Snare simply said, “this song is outlandishly brilliant” (Stephen, 2/6/15), EDM Assassin called it “musical bliss” (Grant Austin, 2/5/15) and Insomniac.com stated, “’Get on Up’ is epic and funky, funky, funky” (2/6/15). Available as a FREE download via their website www.biggigantic.net, you can also listen to the song on their Soundcloud HERE, where is has already been played almost 1.2 million times.
The critically acclaimed JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE--an unforgettable night of rock n’ roll featuring the blues-rock of Led Zeppelin--will return this spring for a month-long U.S. concert tour beginning Sunday,May 3 in Hollywood, FL and wrapping up on Sunday, May 31 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE--described as “a band that recreates Led Zeppelin’s music to such a degree that one can’t help but close their eyes and simply listen” (Classic Rock Revisited, 11/2010)--celebrates the life and music of his father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The new show will encompass the band’s albums including their 1969 debut Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II (also released in 1969) and many more Led Zeppelin favorites from the canon including Led Zeppelin IV and Physical Graffiti as well as hits and deep cuts (see a partial set list below). In the cities where there are back-to-back nights, the show set lists will be completely different (see all dates below).
"Good Times Bad Times" "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" "Dazed and Confused" "Your Time Is Gonna Come" "Communication Breakdown" "I Can't Quit You Baby" "How Many More Times" "Whole Lotta Love" "What Is and What Should Never Be" "The Lemon Song" "Thank You" "Heartbreaker" "Ramble On" "Moby Dick" "Bring It On Home" “In The Evening” “Kashmir” “10 Years Gone” “Trampled Under Foot” “Immigrant Song” “Since I’ve Been Loving You” “Black Dog” “Rock N’ Roll” “When the Levee Breaks” “Going To California”
The last 18 months of JASON BONHAM’s life have been a whirlwind. He won a Grammy Award (“Best Rock Album,” Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day), performed for President Obama--when Led Zeppelin received the Kennedy Center Honors--worked with Phil Collins, joined The Circle with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, recorded an album with California Breed alongside Glenn Hughes. Bonham also recorded an entire drum library for the legendary film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer and became part of a who's who of drumming drum orchestra for Hans Zimmer while recording the soundtrack to his film Man of Steel.
“After the release of Celebration Day in 2012, suddenly a lot of people who had never heard me play before started to call me and ask if I could play drums for them, and then to win a Grammy for my performance, wow,” explains JASON BONHAM. “One of those people was Hans Zimmer whom I am a huge fan of. In my work with Hans, we’ve painstakingly created an entire drum library.” JASON adds, “It’s been about a year since we last went out with the band and I’m excited to bring the Led Zeppelin Experience back out on the road with a new energy and a diverse set list. This time around we are doing more album work and including a lot of songs that Led Zeppelin never played live before. We have a few cities where we’ll do two consecutive nights. The second night will be different from the first night; therefore, if you come both nights, you won’t be disappointed. There will be giant screens with home movies and we are bringing back the ‘Moby Dick’ duet as I know it was missed on our last run. See you in May. JB”
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELING EXPERIENCE features: JASON BONHAM on drums, TONY CATANIA on guitar, ALEX HOWLAND on keyboards/ guitars, DORIAN HEARTSONG on bass JAMES DYLAN on vocals
STS9 is returning to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO this September for the band’s 13th consecutive year, and 17th time overall, headlining the famed venue. The critically acclaimed instrumental electronic rock quintet will take over Red Rocks on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, with a special fan club show set for Thursday, September 10 at the intimate Boulder Theater to kick off the weekend.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale today Wednesday, April 8 at 10am Mountain Time exclusively through www.sts9store.com. Tickets for the Boulder Theater show are only available as a three-night pass inclusive of both Red Rocks shows, for $125 for a 3-day GA Pass or $250 for a 3-day VIP Pass. VIP tickets include reserved Soundboard seating at Red Rocks and an exclusive viewing area at the Boulder Theater, plus early entry each night, a limited edition event poster, and a free digital download of all three shows. In addition, Single Day GA Red Rocks tickets will be available for $42.50 per night and Two-Day GA Red Rocks tickets for $74.50.
HAMISH ANDERSON--the 23-year-old Australian singer-songwriter and blues-rock guitarist--has announced he’ll be touring the U.S. and Canada this spring and summer in support of his critically acclaimed sophomore EP, RESTLESS.
Having opened for B.B. King and just completed seven showcase performances at this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival, the guitar virtuoso will begin this run of shows on May 2 in Uncasville, CT with stops in New York City (June 4) and Los Angeles (July 23) already confirmed and more dates to be announced soon (full tour itinerary below, tickets available here).
“I love playing live and I’ve been working on new material for my next release, so I’m looking forward to sharing the new music while on the road this summer,” says HAMISH.
Influenced by music from the Mississippi Delta alongside with classic rock of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, HAMISH has incorporated his extensive musical knowledge into a sound that is entirely his own. Buzz for HAMISH continues to build, with RESTLESS and his impressive live show garnering strong reviews. GUITARWORLD.com proclaimed Hamish a "guitar phenom” when they premiered the video for the EP’s first single “Burn,” an adrenaline-charged blues explosion, infused with classic guitar riffs and dramatic drumbeats. In addition, HAMISH’s name was the first one out the mouth of critically acclaimed artist Gary Clark Jr. when asked by Revolt TV which guitar players under 30 music audiences should be watching. The EP’s second single, “Little Lies,” is arriving at radio later this month, with a video to follow.
On RESTLESS, HAMISH teamed up with producer/engineer Krish Sharma(Rolling Stones, Counting Crows). Recorded in Los Angeles at Henson Studios, the EP showcases Anderson’s blues-infused rock and engaging lyrical imagery. Beyond “Burn,” the other tracks on RESTLESS(“Shotgun,” “Little Lies” “Restless,” “Street Lights” and the live bonus track “My Sweetheart, You”) display Anderson ’s wide-ranging guitar talents along with his distinctive vocals. In addition, Grammy Award-winning pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Tom Petty, Ray LaMontagne) adds his magic to “Shotgun” and “Street Lights.” Fans can purchase RESTLESS on Amazon or iTunes.
Catch HAMISH ANDERSON on tour this spring/summer in the following cities:
Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 Let Rock Rule tour, AEROSMITH--Rock’s greatest live act--will return to the road June 13 with their “Blue Army Tour 2015.” The trek will take the band’s all original members--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford--to 15 cities before concluding in Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday, August 4.
Says Joe Perry: "The name Blue Army came from the fact that ‘everyone’ in our audience from the 70’s were wearing blue denim and it looked like a sea of blue, thus The Blue Army."
Immediately following the tour, AEROSMITH will perform on Friday, August 7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s first-ever Concert for Legends. The concert--part of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival--will pay tribute to the legends of the game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.
On the “Blue Army Tour 2015,” AEROSMITH will perform a set including their career-defining biggest hits, many of which are highlighted of their upcoming Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment). Captured live at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK, in June 2014 as part of the band’s critically acclaimed Let Rock Rule definitive rock & roll experience, the DVD (release date TBD) features 19 of the band’s most iconic hits including “Love In A Elevator,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,“ “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion” and many more.
AEROSMITH are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction, also in 2013, into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44th annual SHOF ceremony. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia) , the band’s latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s "Walk This Way." With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
AEROSMITH’s 2015 summer tour dates are as follows:
Prior to the upcoming kick-off of their “THE WHO HITS 50!” much-anticipated North American tour in Tampa, FL on April 15, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands performed their annual Teenage Cancer Trust Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 26. In a review of the show, The Telegraph (UK, March 2015) said, “The Who were fantastic, as we have come to expect. With those dynamic characters, such incredible songs and that powerful sound, they are a rock band who can only be judged by the very high standards they have set themselves…There’s a particular kind of punch the Who deliver when they emerge from mellifluous dreamy melodies to slam together on a power chord that no other band has ever matched.” With NME.com (March 2015) adding: “The band performed a two-hour set of tracks and hits spanning their entire career...Kicking off with 'I Can't Explain', the veteran rockers played a series of greatest hits including 'Substitute', 'Who Are You' and 'The Kids Are Alright' against a backdrop of moving images of the band during their younger days…”
The extensive "THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour will include the band's final shows in many of the tour cities. As Roger Daltrey recently explained to RollingStone.com, "I do know this is the last big tour we'll ever do. We have to be realistic. I want us to stop at the top of our game when we are still really good at what we do. The quality of the music is really what this is all about."
"THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour includes special guests:2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The spring run of 20 stopsthroughout the east wraps May 30 in Forest Hills, NY and includes a Saturday, April 25 performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (the band's first U.S. festival appearance in more than 40 years). The fall leg will launch September 14 in San Diego, CA and begin with west coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are currently on sale at www.thewho.com and www.axs.com. "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour is being presented by AEG Live.
Roger Daltrey recently told RollingStone.com, "the tour rehearsals are going, "Great. It's not like we don't know the songs! I mean, the band is just amazing; as fresh as ever." As for each night's set list he adds, "we just throw it in the air. It is what it is. The thing we try and do is move people; take them high and bring them low. If you get one song in the wrong place, it throws the mood. It doesn't carry the audience. It puts them off balance."
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic vertuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.
For those who are purely about the best in future music, HARD SUMMER returns for its eighth year this August with its most impressive line-up to date. HARD Events--the promoters behind such major electronic music events as HARD Day of the Dead, HOLY SHIP! and the five-date goHARD festival tour--have today (April 22) announced the line-up for the HARD SUMMER music festival, set for Saturday,August 1 & Sunday, August 2 in Southern California at Fairplex in the Los Angeles area. Headlining on Saturday, August 1 is The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, Dillon Francis,Porter Robinson (Live), Schoolboy Q, Odesza, The Glitch Mob, Tchami, Young Thug and Gorgon City (Live). On Sunday, August 2 the headliners are Jack U, Ratatat, Chromeo, Die Antwoord, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Boys Noize, DJ Mustard & Friends, Caribou, Robin Schulz, Maya Jane Coles, Jamie XX and Hudson Mohawke.
HARD SUMMER will feature more than 90 acts over five stages. The uniquely curated line-up ranges from the hottest names on the festival circuit such as ODESZA, Griz and Jamie XX to emerging acts making their first HARD festival debut like Rae Sremmurd, Bakermat, Jauz and Lido. Expect live acts like Die Antwoord, Caribou, Gorgon City, Years and Years and Ten Walls and DJ sets from a variety of genres encompassing deep house with Hot Since ’82 and MK, hip-hop with Schoolboy Q, DJ Mustard & Friends, Young Thug, Fetty Wap, ILoveMakonnen and Leikeli47, g-house with DESTRUCTO, Shiba San, Sharam Jey and Vanilla Ace, and future house with sets from Valentino Kahn, Anna Lunoe and Hunter Siegel. The only special branded area this year celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Boys Noize Records with the BNR10YR stage on Sunday, August 2 featuring Boys Noize, Tiga, Mr. Oizo,Jimmy Edgar, Spank Rock, Djedjotronic b2b Scntst and more special guests TBA. The full line-up follows below.
Along with the line-up announcement comes this year’s HARD SUMMER trailer which pokes fun of all the drama that tends to surround electronic musicians and DJs. Written and directed by Agata Alexander, the story follows Dillon Francis who wants to become a “real musician” since HARD SUMMER is a music festival….not a rave. His instrument of choice is the spoons, and after splitting up Chromeo* and going solo, his career blows up in a matter of days--along with his ego. The trailer is star-packed with artists Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, Chromeo, Destructo and Mija, and also includes a very special and intimate spooning session between Dillon and Porter Robinson.
*Our sources tell us Dillon was never in Chromeo to begin with and the band is still together.
HARDDay of the Dead, HARD’s last major event at Fairplex, was a major success, drawing more than 80,000 fans over the weekend. Located east from downtown Los Angeles, Fairplex is a full-service venue featuring multiple outdoor and indoor areas for music, ample parking, food concessions and much more. Tickets are on sale now at www.hardsummer.com
The full line-up for HARD SUMMER 2015 is:
HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015
AUG 1+2 | 5 STAGES
SATURDAY AUGUST 1
THE WEEKND | THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS | DILLON FRANCIS | PORTER ROBINSON (LIVE) SCHOOLBOY Q | ODESZA | THE GLITCH MOB | TCHAMI | GORGON CITY (LIVE)
RAE SREMMURD | BRODINSKI | YOUNG THUG | BRO SAFARI | GRIZ | DESTRUCTO
BIG GIGANTIC | LIDO | HOT SINCE 82 | SALVA | EROL ALKAN | SHIBA SAN | TEN WALLS (LIVE)
MERCER | YEARS & YEARS | LUNICE | GIRAFFAGE | MILO & OTIS |
VALENTINO KHAN | MATOMA |
ANNA LUNOE | SWEATER BEATS | ALESIA |
DJEMBA DJEMBA | SHARAM JEY | DIRTYPHONICS
NINA LAS VEGAS | MIJA | VANILLA ACE | NADUS | HUNTER SIEGEL | DAKTYL | ROYAL GANZ |
BOT | EYES EVERYWHERE | OVERWERK + MORE TBA
SUNDAY AUGUST 2
JACK U | RATATAT | CHROMEO | DIE ANTWOORD | RL GRIME | ZEDS DEAD | BOYS NOIZE DJ MUSTARD & FRIENDS | CARIBOU | ROBIN SCHULZ | MAYA JANE COLES\
GTA | JAMIE XX | HUDSON MOHAWKE | WHAT SO NOT | FETTY WAP | MK | ILOVEMAKONNEN
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS (DJ SET) |
BRANCHEZ | JAUZ | BAKERMAT | TIGA
MR. CARMACK | LA LEAKERS | HANNAH WANTS | ROUTE 94 |
JIMMY EDGAR | LEIKELI47 | MR. OIZO
HERMITUDE | SLOW MAGIC | WAX MOTIF | CARMADA | SECONDCITY | SPANK ROCK | PEKING DUK
T. WILLIAMS | BENJI B | JAI WOLF | DJEDJOTRONIC B2B SCNTST | GOLDEN FEATURES
KAZ JAMES | SLAPTOP + MORE TBA
OZZFEST JAPAN--the first major international music festival to ever travel to Japan--will return to Makuhari Messe arena (just outside of Tokyo) Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. The two-day festival will feature headlining performances from two OZZFEST veterans: festival namesake Ozzy Osbourne (who will perform as Ozzy & Friends) and Korn. Evanescence is the first additional act to be announced for a festival bill that will include more than 22 performers. OZZFEST JAPAN--a collaboration between Sharon Osbourne and Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.)--debuted in May 2013 to sold-out crowds of 20,000 per day and wide critical acclaim.
Ozzy’s OZZFEST JAPAN performance is one of six shows the multi-platinum, three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter has scheduled this year. Korn’s appearance is a highlight of the band’s 20th anniversary celebration. Evanescence will both make their OZZFEST debut at OZZFEST JAPAN, in their only performance of 2015. The remaining acts on the OZZFEST JAPAN lineup will be revealed later this year. Organizers say fans can expect performances from a dynamic mix of international and domestic bands, all of which will reinforce OZZFEST JAPAN as the leader in the Japanese rock festival market.
Ozzy Osbourne has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Osbourne's career has spanned more than four decades (as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath) and his music is as relevant today as ever, still being heard daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. This year will mark 20 years since Osbourne created his name-sake hard-rock/metal touring festival, OZZFEST, which had a hugely successful 14 year run across North America and the U.K.
Korn built an immortal bond in 1993 the first time Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and Brian "Head" Welch decided to make music as a unit. They shed blood, sweat, and tears in the studio and on stage, fashioning an undeniable and unique sound that would permanently alter the course of rock music. After six seminal releases, two Grammy Awards, countless sold out shows, and selling 35 million albums worldwide, Head left the group in 2004 to face the demons of addiction. Korn soldiered on, adding drummer Ray Luzier in 2007 and releasing four more full-length releases. In 2012, a triumphant and tear-filled reunion happened on stage as the group headlined the Carolina Rebellion Festival with Head reprising his legendary part on "Blind.” The initial bond came back into focus, and it was time for their eleventh studio album The Paradigm Shift, which seamlessly melds the group's ever-present spirit of innovation with their signature metallic catharsis, paving the way for the future yet again.
In their more than 35-year history in Japan, promoter H.I.P. has worked with international superstars including AC/DC, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Guns N' Roses, as well as Japanese powerhouse newcomers Momoiro Clover Z and internationally celebrated band One Ok Rock. Most recently, H.I.P. partnered with Slipknot to launch their acclaimed music festival, Knotfest, in Japan, which drew sold out crowds each day.
OZZFEST JAPAN 2015 ticket prices are as follows: single-day general admission tickets are ¥15,000; single-day general admission tickets including a commemorative shirt are ¥18,000; weekend passes are ¥29,000; weekend passes including a commemorative t-shirt are ¥32,000. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission and ticket printing fees. The latest news on OZZFEST JAPAN can be found at www.ozzfestjapan.com.
Beginning in 1996, OZZFEST established itself as a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. It was cited as “one of rock’s biggest juggernauts” in the cover feature of Sunday'sNew York Times' “Arts & Leisure” section (6/25/06). The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold and Lamb of God, among others. Other OZZFEST alumni--comprised of some of the top rock acts in the world--include Metallica, Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, Tool, Judas Priest, Pantera, Slash, Megadeth, Slayer and Iron Maiden. Beyond the inaugural OZZFEST JAPAN in 2013, other international stops for the acclaimed touring festival include the U.K. in 1998 and 2005. In 2010, OZZFEST returned to the U.K. and debuted in Israel; the 2010 performances followed an August cross-country run of shows in the U.S.
SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS has just upped its annual Las Vegas takeover of the best clubs and pools by extending to a three-week run this summer. The EDM VIP experiential multi-venue experience, now in its eighth year--will expand from two 5-day programs to three 5-day programs to meet the demand from last year's sold-out series. The 2015SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS dates are July 29-August 3, August 5-10 and August 12-17. SUMMERSPLASH LAS VEGAS' five-day-and-night programs offer EDM fans NINE different amazing events over the five day trip with some of the top-level DJ talent in the world at the very best Las Vegas pools and clubs. The preliminary SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS line-up includes Tiësto, Hardwell, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Above & Beyond, Oliver Heldens, Cash Cash and many more appearing at venues including OMNIA Nightclub, WET REPUBLIC, Hakkasan Nightclub, Drai's Beachclub, Marquee Dayclub, LIGHT Nightclub and Tao Beach. For the second consecutive year, the luxurious MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will serve as the SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS headquarters and will house all guests.
SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS packages include complimentary, VIP expedited NO-WAIT admission to Las Vegas' best clubs and pools on the planet showcasing the leading EDM DJ talent in the world. Prices start at just $299 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and include lodging, complimentary no-wait admission to nine events (five nightclubs and four pool parties). Additional details about SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS packages can be found at www.SummerSplashLV.com. A limited number of these specially priced Tier 2 packages are available through May 15 or while inventory lasts.
Co-founder Jordan Rothstein said, "We are pleased to grow our partnerships with MGM Resorts, the ever-expanding Hakkasan Group, Tao Group, and Drai’s as we expand to a third week. We worked very hard with our amazing venue partners to schedule incredible DJ line-ups each week, all of which will be regularly updated via our social media channels and website. We take pride in offering a VIP program where our guests can experience full-length sets from the world's best talents in the multiple and intimate environments of our partner's venues instead of a large festival sports field or parking lot."
Co-founder Doug Turner added, "There is nothing like Summer Splash Las Vegas out there offering such a comprehensive, highly curated and intimate VIP Las Vegas experience for the EDM fan. We have a limited amount of VIP packages left each week so don't delay and visit our website to reserve before we sell out as we did last year."
"Every year we look forward to our partnership with the SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS team," says Sal Wise, Director of Marketing, OMNIA Nightclub. "They work to make the entire event a seamless experience for the fans. It's a great way for EDM enthusiasts to come into the city and enjoy all the best Las Vegas has to offer."
SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS has been created, curated and planned by the producers of past Maxim Super Bowl & Maxim Hot 100 Parties, as well as some of the biggest and best Hollywood red carpet events and premieres. Previous SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS artists include Tiësto, Hardwell, Zedd, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Bingo Players, Sander Van Doorn, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Cash Cash, Porter Robinson, Tommy Trash, and many more. SUMMER SPLASH LAS VEGAS is owned and operated by 360 Marketing and Events Group, LLC.
SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer-today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video "Beneath The Savage Sun."
SLASH has partnered with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. To watch the video and get the song for free, DONATE (HERE) and TAKE ACTION(HERE). The U.S.-based charity IFAW works around the world on every aspect of the elephant crisis-on the front lines to stop the killing of elephants, in transit countries to stop the trafficking of ivory and in consumer countries to