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Joe Perry Set For In-Store Signing at Newbury Comics In Boston!

Joe Perry Set For In-Store Signing at Newbury Comics In Boston!

Joe Perry during album release performance at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.

JOE PERRY–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–is set for an in-store album signing at Newbury Comics in his Boston, MA hometown.  The signing–in celebration of his just-released solo album, SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO–will start at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 25.

Rolling Stone’s Steve Appleford captured PERRY’s two-hour, sold-out album release show last week (1/16) at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles that concluded with a climatic finish at the crescendo of “Train Kept A-Rollin'” as JOE smashed his guitar (see image below). “It was a ferocious finish to a two-hour performance of hard rock and muscular blues…” noted Appleford.

“I didn’t know what else to do,” PERRY told Rolling Stone in an interview the following day. “All of a sudden my guitar was in pieces…it was not anything I planned. It was just that the energy was overwhelming.”

JOE was backed by guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Buck Johnson(keyboards/vocals/Aerosmith) and David Goodstein (drums) who performed the entire set that also featured guest appearances by Slash and Johnny DeppGary Cherone (Extreme/Van Halen) handled vocals for the bulk of the show, with other guest vocalists also lighting up the Roxy: Terry Reid, David Johanson, Robin Zander and Chris Robinson.

Released on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO–which is available now via iTunes and Amazon–marks JOE‘s sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by JOE (many with the album’s guest vocalists), except for a cover of “Eve Of Destruction” with JOE on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of JOE’s friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons.  Highlights include “Aye, Aye, Aye,” which JOE co-wrote with the track’s vocalist Robin Zander,and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings “I Wanna Roll,” “Haberdasher Blues,” and “I’m Going Crazy,” plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up “I’ll Do Happiness,” (with Zak Starkey on drums), “Sick & Tired” and “Won’t Let Me Go.”

The SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO track listing is as follows:
Rumble In The Jungle (instrumental)
I’ll Do Happiness (featuring Terry Reid)
Aye, Aye, Aye (featuring Robin Zander)
I Wanna Roll (featuring David Johansen)
Sick & Tired (featuring Terry Reid)
Haberdasher Blues (featuring David Johansen)
Spanish Sushi (instrumental)
Eve Of Destruction (featuring Joe Perry)
I’m Going Crazy (featuring David Johansen)
Won’t Let Me Go (featuring Terry Reid)

About JOE PERRY:
Throughout his career, the electrifying lead guitarist of Aerosmith–America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band–JOE PERRY has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock.  He has helped to drive his band, over the course of four decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums, critical acclaim, four Grammy Awards (one of which includes the guitar-based instrumental “Boogie Man”) and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. JOE PERRY’s work with Aerosmith has resulted in an unending array of accolades and honors. Beyond their Grammy Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, other key milestones over the nearly 50 year history include:  12 MTV Video Awards; two People’s Choice Awards; six Billboard Music Awards; eight American Music Awards; 23 Boston Music Awards; and an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (from the soundtrack to Armageddon).

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END OF DAYS: Slayer Announces Final World Tour

END OF DAYS: Slayer Announces Final World Tour

Shocking news from the metal world today as Slayer, the world’s undisputed thrash metal Gods, announced their final world tour. In a career-spanning video teaser, the band has revealed the End of Days are upon us and they will be headed out for a final run.

Update: The lineup will feature Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. 

Check out the video below and be sure to crank up some of the band’s epic tunes today!

“The End is Near… Slayer to tour the world one more time…”

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Michael Des Barres Debuts Video For New Single “Living In The USA”

Michael Des Barres Debuts Video For New Single “Living In The USA”

British musician, actor and broadcaster MICHAEL DES BARRES has today released his first single, “Living in the USA,” on Wicked Cool Records, partnering with YAHOO! Music to exclusively premiere the song’s controversial new video, here, directed by Marianne Spellman and produced by Kitty Page for Humble Servant Productions.

The single is available everywhere digitally as well as on a limited run of 45s on red vinyl, with the A-side of the original composition of “Living in the USA,” and on the B-side, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Gotta Serve Somebody,”which deals with similar themes. DES BARRES–born in England and raised in the United States–says, “To turn away from an accident and not help is analogous to not addressing the greed, elitism and injustice that is happening in our beautiful country and around the world. This is why I wrote ‘Living in the USA.'” 

As the host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM Radio Channel 21, DES BARRES is heard by millions of listeners five days a week (8-11am ET and 9pm-midnight PT). DES BARRES has sold over 7 million albums as both a recording artist and songwriter. Known as a glam rock icon, DES BARRES was the front man of the bands Silverhead and Detective, personally signed by Jimmy Page to Swan Song records. From 1982 to 1984, Michael was a member of Chequered Past, which included Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, and Clem Burke (who also plays drums on “Living in the USA) and Nigel Harrison of Blondie. In 1983, Michael co-penned the song “Obsession,” a number one hit in 27 countries for LA new wave group Animotion. DES BARRES was also the touring singer for the Duran Duran spin-off group, The Power Station, performing with them at Live Aid. Recently, Michael narrated the one-night only performance of Frank Zappa’s legendary 200 Motels with the LA Philharmonic and released a live follow-up to his 2012 album Carnaby Street called Hot ‘n Sticky. Rolling Stone magazine called out Michael’s songwriting in their “Top 25 Albums of 2015” naming his song, “Pain Killer” as a highlight of the critically acclaimed album, Introducing Darlene Love. DES BARRES’ last album, The Key To the Universe was released by F.O.D Records in February 2015.

Over the past five decades, DES BARRES has also appeared in more than 40 feature films such as “To Sir With Love” with Sidney Poitier, “Pink Cadillac” with Clint Eastwood, “The Man From Elysian Fields” with Mick Jagger and “Diary of a Sex Addict” with Rosanna Arquette, as well as over 150 hours of American television shows such as NCIS, Bones, CSI, Seinfeld, Frasier, Roseanne and Melrose Place, and as the infamous assassin Murdoc on MacGyver –a role which  DES BARRES will reprise as he guest stars on the  MacGyver re-boot on February 2 at 8/7c on CBS.

Wicked Cool Records evolved out of “Little Steven” Van Zandt’s weekly syndicated radio show and SiriusXM channel Little Steven’s Underground Garage. Van Zandt founded the label as a way to further support new rock & roll that wasn’t receiving the recognition it deserved. Among the label’s releases are 10 critically acclaimed compilations including Halloween A Go-Go, Christmas A Go-Go and The Coolest Songs In The World Volumes 1-8, featuring music from the Underground Garage. In 2016 Wicked Cool Records began a unique distribution deal and partnership with The Orchardencompassing both the label’s back catalog and all new Wicked Coolreleases, releasing albums from WYLDLIFE, Soraia and more.

“Living in the USA” and “Gotta Serve Somebody” are available via all digital outlets, including iTunes and Amazon. Limited edition red vinyl 45s are available at wickedcoolrecords.com

Living In The USA – Michael Des Barres
Single (Wicked Cool Records, 1/19/18)
Written by Michael Des Barres
Produced by Chris Wonzer & Michael Des Barres
Michael Des Barres, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Paul Ill – Bass
Clem Burke – Drums
Loren Molinare – Vocals, Guitar

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Myles Kennedy Releases Lyric Video For “Haunted By Design” Single From Upcoming Album

Myles Kennedy Releases Lyric Video For “Haunted By Design” Single From Upcoming Album

Following the recent release of the music video for the first single “Year Of The Tiger,” Myles Kennedy has released a lyric video for another song from the upcoming debut solo album. “Haunted By Design” is the second track released from Year Of The Tiger; the upcoming album available worldwide on March 9th via Napalm Records.

The video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/fQq7pOoqCHA. Fans that pre-order (http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger) the download of Year Of The Tiger through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as the first single. The album is also currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com.

On Year Of The Tiger, Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn’t explored until this point in his career.Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around this incredible soulful voice the world has come to know.

Myles recently announced a solo acoustic tour that will kickoff in South Africa before moving over to Europe for 6 exclusive shows. The European tour will make stops in Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale and can be purchased via livenation.co.uk or ticketmaster.co.uk. A US run will be announced in the near future and the initial live shows will feature Myles performing solo in an intimate setting.

Myles Kennedy live on tour:

17.03.18 UK – Birmingham / O² Institute2

18.03.18 UK – Nottingham / The Rescue Rooms

20.03.18 UK – Glasgow / The Garage

21.03.18 UK – Manchester / Gorilla

24.03.18 UK – Bristol / Thekla

26.03.18 UK – London / Islington Assembly Hall

(more dates to come)

Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn¹t until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles¹ calling card to the world. The band released their debut album One Day Remains that would end up being certified Gold by the RIAA and the band would go on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums with the band. In 2008, the legacy of Myles Kennedy was circling the music industry and eventually found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles was asked to jam with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. In 2009, Guns N¹ Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship would also lead to Myles Kennedy singing for the iconic Guns N¹ Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles’ various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Conan; has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few; and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles¹ career as he will be releasing his long-awaited debut solo album Year Of The Tiger. The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premiere frontmen in modern music today.

For more info visit:

Website: www.MylesKennedy.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMylesKennedy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MylesKennedy

Instagram: www.instagram.com/OfficialMyleskennedy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/myleskennedyofficial

Label: www.napalmrecords.com

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Kip Winger Solo Box Set Collection To Arrive In March Via Frontiers Music Srl

Kip Winger Solo Box Set Collection To Arrive In March Via Frontiers Music Srl

On March 23, 2018, Frontiers Music Srl will release a box set collecting all the solo works of acclaimed Grammy Nominated Composer Kip Winger into one collection. The set will be comprised of Kip’s solo albums, including:

· This Conversation Seems Like a Dream (1997)
· Down Incognito (1998)
· Songs from the Ocean Floor (2000)
· From the Moon to the Sun (2008)

In addition there is going to be a bonus disc (exclusive to the physical edition, while stock lasts), which includes a new previously unreleased song and all of the bonus cuts from previous records

The “Solo Box Set Collection” will be a strictly limited edition of 1,500 copies (worldwide) and include five cds in vinyl replica cases and a booklet with liner notes written by Kip Winger. Pre-order the box set HERE: http://radi.al/KipWingerCollection

Kip Winger rode the wave of the ’80s/early ’90s pop-metal explosion first with Alice Cooper and then in the wildly successful band of his namesake, Winger, before beginning a solo career in the late ’90s. His debut solo effort, “This Conversation Seems Like A Dream”, was released in 1997 and supported with a solo acoustic tour. An acoustic album featuring the new Track “Another Way” and of past favorites, “Down Incognito” was then released in 1999. Winger followed it with his second proper solo album, 2000’s “Songs from the Ocean Floor”, which addressed his grief over the loss of his wife, who had passed away in a car accident shortly after the release of his first solo album. After a long hiatus with his solo work, Kip returned with “From The Moon To The Sun” in 2008; an extensive body of work that includes everything from straight up heavy and dark music to absolutely melodic and beautiful works.

More recently, Winger has enjoyed success composing classical music. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon created the ballet “Ghosts”, based on a piece Kip wrote, which premiered at the San Francisco Ballet on February 9, 2010. The ballet was a hit and was brought back for a five seasons in 2010. Ghosts will make its Nashville debut in May 2018 with Nashville Ballet. Winger then composed a four-part work entitled “Conversations with Nijinsky”, intended to celebrate the life of ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky. A recording of the piece performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra on the album “C.F. Kip Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky” entered at number one on thetraditional classical category on the Billboard music charts. “Conversations with Nijinsky” was also nominated in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Winger also recently finished a two act musical, GET JACK,which is currently in development in New York City.

This collection is an unmissable opportunity to get to know in-depth the astounding musical abilities and art of one of today’s musical greats!

TRACK LISTING:

CD 1 – This Conversation Seems Like A Dream
Kiss Of Life
Monster
Endless Circles
Angel Of The Underground
Steam
I’ll Be Down
Naked Son
Daniel
How Far Will We Go
Don’t Let Go
Here

CD 2 – Down Incognito
Another Way
Down Incognito
Under One Condition
Miles Away
Steam
Headed For A Heartbreak
How Far Will We Go
Naked Son
Spell I’m Under
Easy Come Easy Go
Daniel

CD 3 – Songs From The Ocean Floor
Cross
Crash The Wall
Sure Was A Wildflower
Two Lovers Stand
Landslide
Faster
Song Of Midnight
Free
Only One Word
Broken Open
Resurrection
Everything You Need

CD 4 – From The Moon To The Sun
Every Story Told
Nothing
Where Will You Go
Pages And Pages
In Your Eyes Another Life
Runaway
California
What We Are
One Big Game
Why
Reason To Believe

CD 5 – Bonus Cd
Hands Of Love
Monster (European Bonus Track)
Holy Man
Free (Instrumental)
Ghosts
Now And Forever
Kiss Of Life (Demo)
Don’t Let Go (Demo)
Headed For A Heartbreak (Demo 1987)
Hour Of Need (Demo)
Monster (Demo)
Rainbow In The Rose
Blind Revolution Mad
Headed For A Heartbreak (Live)

Links:
http://www.kipwinger.com
https://www.facebook.com/KipWingerOfficial/
https://twitter.com/kipwinger
https://www.instagram.com/kipwinger/

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RIVALS Release Music Video for New Track, “Over It,” From Forthcoming Album

RIVALS Release Music Video for New Track, “Over It,” From Forthcoming Album

Dark pop-rock powerhouse RIVALS are gearing up to drop their first full-length album, Damned Soul, which is set for release on February 2, 2018 via Smartpunk Records.

‘Damned Soul’ is a 10-track banger that was produced by John Espy (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Elohim, The Cab), with additional writing for drums and mixing/mastering by Cody Stewart (The Browning, Rings of Saturn, Falsifier). Today, the band is thrilled to share the official music video for “Over It,” exclusively with Alternative Press Magazine. The video for “Over It” comes just after the band announced a slew of tour dates, including a run with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus following the album release. “Over It” is the perfect track for anyone needing some motivation to move on from what’s toxic to them. Vocalist Kalie Wolfe states:

“‘Over It’ is about letting go of things that aren?t good for you. Like a person, a situation or any games being played against you in life. Over your games, over your lies and over you.” – Kalie Wolfe

RIVALS is a dark pop-rock band from Los Angeles, CA formed in 2014 by vocalist Kalie Wolfe, bassist Sebastian Chamberlain, and guitarist Micket Woodle. Driven by Wolfe’s powerhouse vocals and the band’s infectious yet raw sound, RIVALS is fueled by powerful and energetic songwriting, bringing forth a type of fearlessness in their music that stands out among the rest. Since the release of their debut EP in 2015, titled Haunted/Hunted, the band has been making waves and for good reason. Revered by many on their live performance, RIVALS has previously toured the country with bands like Story Untold, Uh Huh Baby Yeah!, and Best Kept Secret, in addition to sharing a lineup with acts like Assuming We Survive, The Word Alive, and Oceans Ate Alaska on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. The band’s impressive live performances also led to partnerships with MEE Audio, D’Addario, SJC Drums and TRX Cymbals. In 2016, RIVALS gained mass attention with their unique take on twenty one pilots? track, “Heathens,” which has garnered over 350,000 listens collectively across Spotify, YouTube and other streaming platforms. Now, the band is gearing up to unveil their first full-length LP, Damned Soul, which is set to be the debut album that fans have been waiting for.

Head to Alternative Press today to check out the official music video for “Over It.” Damned Soul will be out on 2/2/18 via Smartpunk Records and can be pre-ordered here. To stay up to date, be sure to follow the band on Facebook.

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Dead & Company Announces 2018 Tour Dates

Dead & Company Announces 2018 Tour Dates

Dead & Company – Photo by Danny Clinch

DEAD & COMPANY announces its 2018 tour, kicking off on Wednesday, May 30th in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center and returning for two-night stands at iconic venues such as Citi Field in New York; Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin; Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, California; and Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, while also adding new venues, including Los Angeles’ historic Dodger Stadium and Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, to the tour. Dead & CompanyMickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is available HERE for the 2018 tour dates beginning today, January 18, at 8 AM ET, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited.

Tickets will go on sale in most markets beginning Friday, January 26, at 10 AM through livenation.com.   American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Tuesday, January 23, at 10 AM.  Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for U.S. show dates beginning Tuesday, January 23, at 10 AM.

Dead & Company has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP & Seamless Packages on tour. All 3 packages include a General Admission pit or premium reserved ticket to see Dead & Company. Additional perks include early venue entry, a limited edition, screen printed poster, and a commemorative concert ticket and case. To view the available packages, visit HERE.

Dead & Company was formed in 2015 when the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.  The result was one of the most successful touring bands of the decade.  The inaugural tour kicked off in the fall of 2015 with two sold-out shows at the legendary Madison Square Garden and ending the year with two sold-out performances at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.

Since then, the band has gone on to complete three record-breaking U.S. tours, performing to more than a million fans. The 2017 summer tour, which lasted from the end of May through the first of July, drew in nearly 500,000 fans and consisted of 20 concerts, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The back-to-back sold out shows in Chicago drew in over 80,000 fans and set the ballpark’s all-time record for most tickets sold for a single concert (43,600).

Fans and music critics alike continue to praise Dead & Company’s live performances:

“The planets themselves were in alignment, and all was right with the world last night in Camden. Throughout the epic, nearly four-hour experience, the entire amphitheater was buzzing… a band that pays all the respect in the world to the history and legacy of The Grateful Dead while still barreling forward, eyes wide open, into the future..” – Asbury Park Press

“As did the group’s corresponding show last summer, this one proved a forceful musical statement that revealed the ensemble performing somewhere near its peak.”   – Boston Globe

“It was a mostly magical trip back into the Dead zone.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“It is clear to see the new reincarnation for The Grateful Dead still has as strong a pull as ever.” – National Rock review

“Last night saw the group truly dialed into one another, hitting their groove, and putting on an electric show… With a non-stop five-song sequence opening the first set, from the get-go, Dead & Company came ready to play.” – Live For Live Music

“…delivered its special magic last night.” – The Columbus Dispatch

“From the beginning, the entire band was locked in, transitioning through songs with ease and with a heightened sense of urgency to their playing.” – Albany Times-Union

Dead & Company 2018 Tour Dates:

5/30/2018 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center+
6/1/2018 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion+
6/2/2018 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion+
6/4/2018 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center^
6/6/2018 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
6/8/2018 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood+
6/9/2018 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
6/11/2018 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
6/13/2018 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre^
6/15/2018 – New York, NY – Citi Field**
6/16/2018 – New York, NY – Citi Field**
6/19/2018 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater^
6/20/2018 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center^
6/22/2018 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre^
6/23/2018 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre^
6/29/2018 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre^
6/30/2018 – Eugene, OR – Autzen Stadium^
7/2/2018 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater+
7/3/2018 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater+
7/6/2018 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre+
7/7/2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium^
7/11/2018 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+
7/13/2018 – Boulder, CO – Folsom Field**
7/14/2018 – Boulder, CO – Folsom Field**

^Tickets going on sale Friday, January 26 at 10 AM local time
+Tickets going on sale Saturday, January 27 at 10 AM local time
**Not ticketed through Ticketmaster.

Check deadandcompany.com for complete tour information.

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Janet Gardner Releases Official Music Video For “Candle”

Janet Gardner Releases Official Music Video For “Candle”

Janet Gardner

After encountering a recent health scare, Janet Gardner releases the official music video for “Candle.” The song was originally scheduled to be released over the next couple of weeks, but after being rushed to the hospital for emergency brain surgery to remove a subdural hematoma, she was so moved by the out pouring of love and support that it gave the song new meaning.

“This song is deeply personal to me. It is about a very difficult time in my life, the passing of my parents. I wanted to be their Candle, and get them through that moment,” Janet explains on the meaning of “Candle.” “Now, at another very difficult moment in my life, so many of you have deeply touched me with your wonderful thoughts, prayers, and support. Thank you all so much for being my Candle.”

“Candle” is a single off Janet Gardner’s self-titled debut solo album from Pavement Entertainment. The album is available in digital and retail outlets everywhere.

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Train’s Pat Monahan To Make Broadway Debut March 20th In ‘ROCKTOPIA’

Train’s Pat Monahan To Make Broadway Debut March 20th In ‘ROCKTOPIA’

The producers of the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling lead singer of Train, Pat Monahan, will make his Broadway debut during the first three weeks of the run, March 20– April 8, 2018.  An explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with world-renowned classical compositions,ROCKTOPIA features world-class vocalists—backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band, and a choir performing the works of musical innovators including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Led Zeppelin, Copland, The Who and more. ROCKTOPIA makes its Broadway premiere for six weeks, March 20 – April 29, 2018, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), with an opening night set for Tuesday, March 27.  Tickets are now on-sale at Telecharge.com.

As founder and lead singer, Monahan has led Train to great success. The band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, over 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and dozens of other honors. As part of ROCKTOPIA, Monahan will perform multiple songs throughout the show, including Kashmir by Train’s favorite band and musical inspiration Led Zeppelin. Regularly covering Led Zeppelin music in live shows, Train recorded a cover album of Led Zeppelin II in 2016. In addition to Zeppelin and other artists, Monahan will perform a special encore performance featuring a hit Train song merged with a classical composition.

“The entire Rocktopia team is thrilled to have Pat Monahan join us at the Broadway Theatre. Pat’s incredible talent and background lends itself perfectly to our unique musical vision, says Rob Evan, co-creator of ROCKTOPIA. “The fusion we have created with Train’s song for the encore is truly exciting!”

With extensive knowledge of both classical and classic rock genres, vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan (Les Misérables, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer (San Francisco Symphony) created the completely original, spine-tingling musical arrangements in ROCKTOPIA by matching themes, potency, and emotional resonance in the songs before fusing them together.

For the full six-week engagement, the groundbreaking live concert will be performed by a celebrated, diverse array of rock, Broadway, and opera vocalists: Rob Evan (Broadway: Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde and more, Trans-Siberian Orchestra); Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chris Botti, Yanni’s Voices);  Tony Vincent (Broadway: American Idiot, RENT, NBC’s “The Voice”); Kimberly Nichole (NBC’s “The Voice,” performs with Janelle Monae, Slash, Joe Walsh, The Heavy); and featuring Alyson Cambridge (The Merry Widow at The Met, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Show Boat). The world-class musicians featured in the ROCKTOPIA band include Grammy and Emmy Award nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt (Celtic Woman, Lord of the Dance); acclaimed guitarist Tony Bruno (MD & guitar for Enrique Iglesias & Rihanna, “America’s Got Talent”); pianist Henry Aronson(MD/Conductor/keys for entire Broadway run of Rock of Ages, The Who’s Tommy); bass player Mat Fieldes (Joe Jackson’s Grammy winning album Symphony No. 1, the Gorillaz,Book of Mormon); and drummer Alex Alexander (David Bowie, Jimmy Cliff, Ritchie Blackmore).

An inaugural performance of the show, “Rocktopia: Live from Budapest” produced by Two Hands Entertainment/Jeff Rowland, was recorded in front of a live audience in June 2016 at the 19th century Hungarian State Opera House for PBS. It was performed with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra with six vocalists, a five-piece rock band, the Hungarian State Opera Chorus, and the Jazz and More Choir. ROCKTOPIA has since toured over twenty cities in the United States, featuring local symphonies and choirs across the country.

ROCKTOPIA is produced by ROCKTOPIA Broadway LLC (William Franzblau, Executive Producer and Maggie Seidel-Laws, Associate Producer) in association with HUGHES WALL LLC. 

Tickets are now on-sale via Telecharge.com. Special student pricing, beginning at $39, is available for the duration of the run.  The performance schedule is Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm, Sunday at 2 & 7pm. There is no performance on Monday, March 26 or Tuesday, April 3. Performances have been added on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30pm; and Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30pm. Pat Monahan will perform in all shows between March 20 – April 8, with the exception of March 21 & March 22.

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Small Town Titans Release Music Video for Powerful Acoustic Single “Dragonfly”

Small Town Titans Release Music Video for Powerful Acoustic Single “Dragonfly”

York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released the Official Music Video for their heartrending single, “Dragonfly.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Dragonfly” is vocalist Phil Freeman’scelebration and memorial of his mother’s life and tragic passing.

“This song was written for my mother. She passed away in February of 2017 after a three-year battle with cancer. She loved dragonflies which happen to have deep spiritual significance in many traditions and cultures, representing love, freedom of spirit and compassion. She embodied all of these qualities…The intent of this song is to celebrate her life and bring a little light and love to anyone who may be dealing with the grief of losing someone to illness. She was and is an amazing soul, and I hope this song captures a tiny glimmer of her spirit for the person listening to it.” – Phil Freeman

For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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