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Twisted Sister Frontman Dee Snider Joins Rocktopia On Broadway April 9th – 15th!

Twisted Sister Frontman Dee Snider Joins Rocktopia On Broadway April 9th – 15th!

Dee Snider, photographed at Clifton’s Cafeteria on May 5th, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Tyler Curtis/ @tyliner)

The producers of the Broadway concert ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that rock icon Dee Snider, lead singer of multi-platinum-selling band TWISTED SISTER, will triumphantly return to Broadway as a special guest vocalist in the show for the fourth week of its limited engagement, April 9 – 15, 2018.  An explosive concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries—including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more—performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. ROCKTOPIA celebrates its opening night at the Broadway Theatre tonight, Tuesday, March 27.  Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.

Known for his glam-rock style and larger-than-life persona, Snider became lead singer of the metal band Twisted Sister in 1976 and wrote the massive hits “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.  He returns to Broadway following his lead performance as “Dennis” in the Tony-nominated smash Rock Of Ages, which featured both of the above hit songs.  His film acting credits include the cult horror movie classic StrangeLand, which he also wrote, and VH1’s “Warning: Parental Advisory,” with Jason Priestley and Mariel Hemingway. His many television appearances include three seasons of “Celebrity Apprentice,” CMT’s hit reality show “Gone Country” and his own A&E reality show “Growing Up Twisted.”  His eclectic music career began in high school when he was selected as one of the three hundred best voices on the Easter Seaboard and made a member of the All State Choir. It has also spawned a nationally syndicated radio show ‘House of Hair’ which is heard on more than 200 stations in North America as it celebrates twenty years on the air; Van Helsing’s Curse, a concert that features a five-piece rock band, a six-piece choir, and six-piece string section; and the original musical Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.

Snider joins ROCKTOPIA’s diverse lineup of celebrated rock, Broadway, and opera vocalists: co-creator Rob Evan (Broadway: Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde; Trans-Siberian Orchestra); Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chris Botti, Yanni’s Voices); Tony Vincent (American Idiot, We Will Rock You, RENT); Kimberly Nichole (NBC’s “The Voice,”); and Alyson Cambridge (The Merry Widow at the Met Opera, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Show Boat).  As previously announced, Grammy Award winner Pat Monahan, lead singer of the band Train, is making his Broadway debut as the featured guest vocalist thru April 8; and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander, lead singer of Cheap Trick, will perform the final week of the run, April 23–29, 2018.

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 (Rock of Ages, The Who’s Tommy); bass player Mat Fieldes (The Gorillaz, Book of Mormon); and drummer Alex Alexander (David Bowie, Jimmy Cliff, Ritchie Blackmore), under the baton of ROCKTOPIA co-creator Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer(San Francisco Symphony).

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 on sale via Telecharge.com. A limited number of $35 General Rush Tickets will be available for that day’s performance when the Broadway Theatre Box Office (1681 Broadway) opens each day (10am Monday-Saturday and 12pm Sunday). Tickets are subject to availability. 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 Tuesday, April 3. Performances have been added on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30pm.


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INXS Announce 2011 North American Summer Tour Dates

INXS Announce 2011 North American Summer Tour Dates

INXS has announced the first set of North American summer concert dates on “The Original Sin Tour.”
The band will kick off the tour in Canada on July 3rd, with their first U.S. show slated for July 17th. Following, a coast-to-coast run of 15+ dates includes stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles July 22nd and The Beacon in New York on August 4th.

The band will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday, May 27th performing with Pat Monahan (Train) the newly revamped version of the classic INXS song “Beautiful Girl” from their new studio album Original Sin.

July 3 – Riverfest – Brockville, ON
July 5 – Cunard Centre – Halifax, NS
July 7 – The Centre at Casino – New Brunswick Moncton, NB
July 8 – Le Festivoix de Trois – Rivieres Trois-Rivieres, QC
July 9 – Sarnia Rogers Bayfest – Sarnia, ON
July 13 – Interior Savings Centre – Kamloops, BC
July 16 – River Rock Show Theatre – Richmond, BC
July 17 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA
July 19 – The Mountain – Winery Saratoga, CA
July 22 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
July 23 – The Pearl Concert Theater – Las Vegas, NV
July 25 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
July 28 – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN
July 29 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
July 30 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
August 2 – The National – Richmond, VA
August 3 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
August 4 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
August 6 – House of Blues – Atlantic City, NJ
August 7 – Mohegan Sun – Wilkes-Barre, VA
August 8 – Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
August 10 – Pier Six Concert Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
August 12 – Ntelos Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
August 13 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
August 14 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA

* additional dates TBA

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INXS’ New Album ‘Original Sin’ Now Streaming Online!

INXS’ New Album ‘Original Sin’ Now Streaming Online!

“Original Sin,” the new album from INXS, is featured this week on AOL Music’s Listening Party . The entire album, streaming all week (February 28 – March 7), features new recordings of the band’s signature hits chosen by and re-imagined with some of the world’s finest musicians including Ben Harper, Rob Thomas, Pat Monahan, Tricky, Nikka Costa and more. Listen now at AOL Music.

The digital album version of “Original Sin” is currently available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.com with pre-orders being taken now for the CD version slated for release on April 5.

An ambitious project two years in the making, Original Sin teams the band with musicians from around the globe, from superstars like Ben Harper, Train’s Pat Monahan, Rob Thomas, and Nikka Costa to up and comer DJ Yaleidys of Cuba, to reinterpret and revitalize their own classics for a whole new generation. An eclectic mix of music including Thomas and Yaleidys’ sultry take on “Original Sin” and trip-hop superstar Tricky’s electrifying version of “Mediate” to Pat Monahans’ emotional “Beautiful Girl” and French pop artist Loane’s take on “Mystify” with John Mayer & Kirk Pengilly on guitar, INXS boldly embrace their past and future on one album.

One of the most notable and successful rock bands of all time, INXS has sold over 35 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation and in DJ sets nightly across the globe. To this day, the group’s multi-platinum landmark albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick, and Xare all widely regarded as music collection staples. Huge chart-topping hit singles including “What You Need,” “Need You Tonight,” “Devil Inside,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” “New Sensation” and “Suicide Blonde” have been featured in numerous films, advertising campaigns and video games, earning the band countless accolades and awards around the world, including several Grammy nominations, and is the driving force behind selling over 15 million albums in the U.S. alone. With a career spanning three decades, first as the Farriss Brothers, then as INXS, brothers Tim, Jon, and Andrew Farriss, along with Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers have created some of the most enduring music in rock.

Listen to the entire “Original Sin” album on AOL Music:
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/ – /5

For more information, please visit the official INXS website: www.INXS.com


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