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Pearl Jam and Danny Clinch Celebrate Legendary Wrigley Field Performances With ‘Let’s Play Two’ Documentary

Pearl Jam and Danny Clinch Celebrate Legendary Wrigley Field Performances With ‘Let’s Play Two’ Documentary

In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.

With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers — spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of the special relationship — using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both a Cubs fan and Pearl Jam fan.

“In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location,” Let’s Play Two director Danny Clinch explains. “When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it’s going to be epic. Our instincts were correct to follow the story and it took us to a historic Game 7 of the World Series ending a 108 year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you’re ready for it.”

Serving as the film’s theatrical premiere, Ten Club will host special members-only screenings ofLet’s Play Two at Metro in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood on Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th. In partnership with AbramoramaLet’s Play Two will then enjoy week-long worldwide theatrical engagements in select markets starting on September 29th in addition to special one night only theatrical events beginning on October 3rd. The soundtrack and home video of the film will be released globally by Republic Records, with the soundtrack released simultaneous to the film on September 29th and home video following with a release on November 17thThe soundtrack is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com and will be available for pre-order via all digital retailers on August 25th. The home video will be available for pre-order on September 29th. The film’s U.S. television premiere airs on FS1 on Friday, October 13th immediately following Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. More details on each partnership below and more to come at letsplaytwofilm.com.

Director Danny Clinch and Milkt Executive Producer Lindha Narvaez have been a director/production team on film projects for 15 years including Pearl Jam live concert film Immagine in Cornice (2007) and various Pearl Jam EPKs throughout the years.

Danny, Lindha and Let’s Play Two cinematographers Vance Burberry and Josh Goleman as well as editor Taryn Gould collaborated with Pearl Jam to produce content for the release of 2013’s,Lightning Bolt including a short film and music video for “Mind Your Manners.”

LET’S PLAY TWO THEATRICAL RELEASE
Abramorama will release Let’s Play Two theatrically kicking off with week-long engagements in select markets worldwide starting on September 29th. Additionally, over 250 cities worldwide will host special one night only theatrical events starting on October 3rd. For a full list of cities, to purchase tickets and to sign up for more details on events to come, visit letsplaytwofilm.com.

This marks the third time that Abramorama and Pearl Jam have collaborated on a theatrical release. In 2007, Abramorama released Immagine in Cornice – Danny Clinch’s live concert film documenting Pearl Jam’s 2006 tour of Italy – and in 2011, Abramorama released Cameron Crowe’s retrospective documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty.

LET’S PLAY TWO SOUNDTRACK, HOME VIDEO AND OFFICIAL BOOTLEGS RELEASE
Republic Records will release the Let’s Play Two soundtrack on September 29th in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release. The soundtrack will be released in vinyl, CD and digital formats. It is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com and will be available for pre-order via all digital retailers on August 25th.

The home video of Let’s Play Two will be released by Republic on November 17th. More information on home video formats will be released in the coming weeks.

Ten Club will release both Wrigley Field shows in their entirety as part of their Official Bootleg program on November 17th. Bootlegs will be available on CD and digitally at pearljam.com and streaming at nugs.net.

Soundtrack Configurations:

Vinyl LP
2 x LP
Tip-on style gatefold jacket
Soft touch finish
Featuring photos and director’s note from Danny Clinch

CD
Casemade hardcover book Pizzoli package
32-page booklet
Featuring photos and director’s note from Danny Clinch

Tracklist
1. Low Light
?2. Better Man
3. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
4. Last Exit
5. Lightning Bolt
6. Black Red Yellow
7. Black
8. Corduroy
9. Given To Fly
10. Jeremy
11. Inside Job
12. Go
13. Crazy Mary
14. Release
15. Alive
16. All The Way
17. I’ve Got A Feeling

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Pearl Jam’s Ten Club Hosts a One-Day Pop-Up Shop at Seattle’s Showbox On December 7

Pearl Jam’s Ten Club Hosts a One-Day Pop-Up Shop at Seattle’s Showbox On December 7

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Pearl Jam’s Ten Club Hosts a One-Day Pop-Up Shop at Seattle’s Showbox on December 7th! The shop includes Rare, Limited-Edition Pearl Jam and Ten Club Collectable Items
Proceeds Benefit The Vitalogy Foundation and Local Charities. Get the details below!

WHAT: Pearl Jam’s Ten Club Hosts a One-Day Pop-Up Shop

WHEN: December 7th, 12:00pm-5:00pm

WHERE: Showbox Market (1426 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98101)

WHY: To provide Pearl Jam fans with an opportunity to purchase hard-to-find collectibles for themselves, and unique holiday gifts for loved-ones-who-love-Pearl Jam. Proceeds to benefit Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation and local charities.

ADMISSION: Free

The pop-up shop will feature hundreds of unique items.
A sample of the highlighted items are listed below:
On-site raffle for a Gibson “Jack Casady” signature bass signed by all members of Pearl Jam. Drawing to take place between 4:00-5:00PM.
Benaroya Hall Vinyl Box Set This rare LP set is from Pearl Jam’s historic 2003 show at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.  Proceeds from the 2003 show and LP box set benefitted Seattle’s Youth Care, so proceeds from the sale of these sets from the Pop-Up shop will do the same.Pearl Jam “Live at Benaroya Hall” Rare LP Set

Colored and limited-edition vinyl from Pearl Jam, Mad Season, RNDM, and others

Pearl Jam Twenty Original Edition Deluxe set Blu-ray and DVD This is the original version of the DVD and Blu-ray package.Out-of-print and hard-to-find.

Pearl Jam X Patagonia Backpack Sold-out from a very limited 2011 run for Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary year.

Original Artwork from Don Pendleton, Maxx242, Munk One and Jeff Soto
Pearl Jam has teamed up with Charity Buzz to auction off four pieces of original art created by Don Pendleton, Maxx242, Munk One and Jeff Soto

The auctions will start online on CharityBuzz.com on Friday, November 29. The auction winners will be announced at the pop-up shop.

Pearl Jam are also tcombining forces with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Slog in the 2013 Holiday Charity Challenge to help raise money for the Orion Center, which houses homeless teens
Pearl Jam fans: GO HERE TO DONATE!

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WALKING PAPERS: Jeff Angell Offers An Exclusive Look Inside The Band!

WALKING PAPERS: Jeff Angell Offers An Exclusive Look Inside The Band!

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Seattle’s Walking Papers, the much-buzzed-about new band featuring rock luminaries Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position) have signed with Loud & Proud Records and are gearing up for the August 6th release of their self-titled debut. Recorded in Seattle and mixed by veteran producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney), Walking Papersfeatures a guest appearance by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, who played on lead single “The Whole World’s Watching” and “I’ll Stick Around.” “The Whole World’s Watching”  hit rock and alternative radio in June.

Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Angell and drummer Barrett Martin formed the band last year and played their first shows inSeattle as a duo.  They became a trio with the addition of bassist Duff McKagan and a quartet when keyboardist Benjamin Anderson joined the fray. Angell and Martin also served as the album’s co-producers. Walking Papers show that a great song can be conveyed with thundering drums, rumbling bass, and a howling guitar just as easily as it can with percolating marimbas and shimmering vibraphone. The songs on this album can stand alone as individual stories, but taken together as a whole, they convey a much larger narrative with tales of wandering souls, the collisions of will, and the dark beauty of the American heart.

The band will celebrate the release of Walking Papers with a headlining slot on the second stage of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The tour, which features Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, and many more, kicks off August 9th at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. The band has already received media praise from both sides of the pond, with noted Seattle Times rock critic  Charles R. Cross saying the band’s brightness rivaled the sun’s and, unlike so many supergroups, its future might be even brighter, and UK mag Classic Rock praising the band’s collection of songs as “a masterpiece of mood and tension.” Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Walking Papers frontman Jeff Angell to discuss his musical roots, the formation of Walking Papers, the creation of their powerful debut album and much more!

Music has been one of the biggest parts of your world for many years. Looking back, what are your first memories of music in your life and how did it become a passion of yours?

Jeff Angell

Jeff Angell

I think I was born with the built-in DNA to be into music but at one point, it is actually kinda funny, my Mom was a single mom with two rotten little boys. She had to stoop so low as to date an Elvis impersonator at one time! He brought over the “Heartbreak Hotel” 45. I remember that song with the desk clerks dressed in black and spinning that record. I think that record and Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy,” because my Dad was a cowboy archetype kinda guy. Those two songs and the imagery they held just fascinated me with songs in general. Really early, even before Kindergarten, I would listen to songs on the radio and I would change the lyrics. I would take something like Barry Manilow’s “Made It Through The Rain” and change it to be about some soldier coming back from Vietnam, who came back and made it through the war. Luckily, I learned that was a way to learn to start writing songs, by imitating the songs you like and moving on from there. It has always been an obsession of mine, songs in general, and how they can say more in three verses with what they leave out than what a novel can say in three hundred pages.

What made you pursue music as a career rather than following a different path?

Kids! [laughs] I mean, I just really liked it. I was fascinated as a career so much as when I first started, it was more of what I wanted to do to kill my time doing, listening to records. Then I got a little starter guitar because my brother had a guitar but he broke it pretending he was in KISS or something! [laughs] I did a lot of begging and pleading to get one and they finally got me one at Christmas when I was in the fifth grade. I don’t know, I without getting too melodramatic, I think I kinda had a troubled childhood and having an instrument where I could see the benefits of putting time into it just made me feel better. Rather than sitting in the living room and fight with everybody, I would just sit in my room and play guitar. It became a really good friend to me and it just seemed like a natural thing to do to put a band together and keep playing like that. I guess I always had aspirations but it is so a part of who I am and who I have always been. I guess I always figured I would grow up and move to LA or something but then I was fortunate enough to live in Seattle. Some girls talked me into going to a show. One of them said “My boyfriend is in a band.” It turned out the boyfriend was Mike Starr from Alice In Chains. One of the first local shows I saw was Alice In Chains and Mother Love Bone at a Kent Skate King. There weren’t a lot of people there but I could tell the bands were just as good, if not better, than the bands I was listening to. Instantly, I was like “I’ve got to put together a band and start playing here!” Before that, I just played by myself and expected to move to the big city when I grew up and graduated high school. I just skipped all that and jumped right in!

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Who would you cite as some of your biggest influences as an artist?

Musically, I think some of that stuff changes through the years as you grow up. At first, it was anything on the radio. Certain bands that stood out to me were The Cure, The Fixx and that sorta pop radio. Where I lived, we didn’t have the best rock radio because we were out in the sticks. Pop radio could get there and I heard some of the early Cure singles, Tom Petty and stuff like that. It had a big influence on me. One of my brother’s older friends brought home an Ozzy [Osbourne] record, “Speak of The Devil, which was the one with all the hits of Black Sabbath on it. When I heard that, I was like “That is my record right there!” It was blues based with the flat five, the devil’s interval and needed that in my music. I think the lyrics to some of those songs, like “War Pigs” and songs like that and how they relate to religion and politics. As young guy, I already had suspicions that a lot of the stuff they were teaching you was bullshit. Finally, there was an adult telling me this and shooting straight — not saying one thing and doing another. So that had a huge influence on me and Black Sabbath had a huge influence on me. Then, as I grew up, watching the Seattle bands really influenced me. I was in my pre-teens and early teens when I was seeing those bands play and watching them evolve into who there would become, with Mother Love Bone into Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains having four originals to writing a couple of records that definitely changed the way music harmonies sound on rock radio forever. They had a big influence. I can’t forget Jane’s Addiction. I was fortunate enough to go on tour with them. Their album “Nothing’s Shocking” was a big influence. I have always loved the Rolling Stones ever since I can remember. I think my Mom was listening to it and it fascinated me early on. Now, they have so many records, you can really dig into the different eras and that is very cool. When I started getting a little bit older and thing “Man, I’m 27 and I don’t think I am going to make it.,” my ex-wife had brought home Tom Waites’ “Big Time,” which is a video of him playing. I saw that and thought “Wait a minute! This guy is forty-something and he is cool! He is like Keith Richards, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and all these other guys put into one dude!” He was an older guy so it kept the whole idea of being obsessed with youth obsolete. I felt I had a lot more time to find my own thing and I could embrace blues, which I fought for a long time. I think in the early 90s, there was a lot of really heavy rock and it was getting really dark there. I still liked country songs and blues songs, so I think what Tom Waites showed me brought me right back to “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Rhinestone Cowboy”.

All those influences and years of experience brought you to the point you are now. Tell us a little about Walking Papers and how it got off the ground initially.

Walking Papers

Walking Papers

Duff [McKagan] had actually seen a band I was in and asked me to try out for Velvet Revolver before they found the guy who sold 40 million records. [laughs] He took the job but Duff and I remained friends. We recorded some demos and I kept those for myself, I didn’t play them for people to get notoriety or anything. It has been only recently I have been telling people I auditioned for the band. I always kept it a secret out of respect for our friendship, ya know? Duff started talking about it, so I guess it was OK! Since then, we have established a trust and a friendship for around ten years now. I had another band going called The Missionary Position, which I played the keyboard player from Walking Papers, Benjamin Anderson. We have made a couple of records over the last couple of years and gigged really hard. We played a show with a band Barrett [Martin] was in and I think he was looking for some people to play with and get the piano in there and open up some different things besides just a guitar/bass combo. He had him come down and play some percussion stuff on one of The Missionary Position records and we made friends. Then he just called me up and asked me one day if I wanted to do something. I said “Sure! Let’s get in a room and se what happens naturally!” We jammed a little bit and the first guy we called was Duff. The Missionary Position doesn’t have a bass player, so it was kinda nice to start playing with a bass player again. We put it together like that and it all fell together really fast. We actually recorded the record after about eight rehearsals. I had a few songs hanging around and then we did these jams. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I know I have the best rhythm section I am ever going to play with here, so I worked really hard at making the rehearsal tapes, refining the parts and putting them together to make them full songs. When we did go into the studio, I had worked really hard at home on my own to make sure I knew where the changes were going to be and the structures were complete. I had lyrics for about six of the songs when we went into the studio and the other ones I knew how they were going to go, so I just brought them home and sang them.

How did you guys choose the name Walking Papers for this project?

Originally, we were going to call the band Red Envelopes, which are the bills you get. The first one is a white envelope asking you to pay it nicely. Then you get a yellow one saying “Hey man!” Then you get the red one that says “Listen here! We are going to take your TV back if you don’t pay this thing!” [laughs] Then we found out there was some kind of card company, like a Hallmark type of company, called Red Envelopes. We tried to come up with something like that and came up with Walking Papers. We were kinda surprised there wasn’t a band called that already because it is American slang. The funny thing is though, in the rest of the world, no one knows what Walking Papers are! Even in the United Kingdom, they are like “Walking Papers? You guys are psychedelic with your imagery!” [laughs] We get asked all the time in Europe, “Papers that walk? What is this!” We have to explain it to them! We thought it was good because it is kinda catchy with everything that was going on with all the Occupy Wall Street protests and things like that going on.

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What can you tell us about the writing process for the album and how it all came together?

I had a few songs I had ideas for already but a lot of the stuff, Barrett would just jam a drum beat and I would play over the top of it. We would record everything. I think the key to a lot of stuff in writing is to make sure you listen, so you are not just feeling but listening to it. We would listen to those ideas and go down and jam for a couple of hours and develop eight or nine ideas. We would make little MP3’s of each one and talk about which ones we wanted to pursue. After four or five times jamming, we would have enough ideas. Then, with the couple of songs I had, I would say “Oh, I have this thing. Do you want to try it?” He would play along to it. Then, Barrett had some studio time and then we got in there and did the last three rehearsals, really worked and took the ideas we were trying to play, listen to the adjustments we made at home and tried to solidify them. We had the basics in about three days. As a writer, writing becomes more of a lifestyle. To be any good at writing, you don’t sit down and say “I am going to write a song today.” It is more like you put our antenna on and a filter in front of your life where you are constantly looking for new ideas all of the time. You might write them in a journal, scribble them on a napkin or sing it into your voice recorder. You compile those ideas and then when you don’t have any ideas, reviewing all of these things you have come up with, find a good one and put some sweat into it. Whether I am reading, watching something on TV or having a conversation with a friend, I am always looking for a lyric or a concept for a song. It’s the same thing with music. Ideas might jump into my head or if I am in the rehearsal room where two bands are practicing on opposite sides of the room and there becomes one song together, I am always listening to that.

You are working alongside some very talented musicians on this record. Is there anything you picked up along the way from this great musical collaboration?

Walking Papers

Walking Papers

I learned some things when it comes to being in studio. Those guys are from the tape days. I was a Pro Tools guy, really early! I had a record deal before it was Interscope and the first thing I did with my money was go and buy Pro Tools. I understand how to use that as a tool and this and that. Through that process, it took me ten years to learn all the punching in and how this crap with editing just ruins your songs more than it makes them good. When I went in with them, to see that they don’t even look at the computer screen, they just have their head between the speakers and play things like performances — you start, play the whole song through and if there is a nip or tuck it is a minor little thing. There are no quick tracks or anything like that. Through that process with them, watching the way they recorded, sometimes I don’t know if Pro Tools has made anything better! It allowed people to make records but as far as the process, it seems like it kills more productivity than it helps it, unless you are dealing with musicians who can’t play. Those guys are from the era where you played it through and you played it right! You didn’t keep punching in parts, ya know what I mean? I learned that from those guys. I have a great relationship with Barrett because he really sees the whole forest but then I am really into staring at the bark on the tree! [laughs] We meet somewhere in the middle and then we are able to put together the whole thing. I think it is a good relationship like that! Playing live with the guys is a whole different thing! Duff is so relaxed in that situation because he has played to so many people and do done so many things. I am still going out there like it is hand-to-hand combat! He is just kinda like “Hey! Settle down. Just take a minute to get your guitar tuned, buddy!” [laughs] The first time I had a guitar tech, he brought a guitar tech with him and we played this show and there were a lot of people there. It was one of our first shows. I had broken a string and I was going to fix it myself, pull it off and finish the song without it or whatever. He comes up to while he is playing the bass part and says “Ok. Settle down. You’ve got a guy over there. Hand it to him over there and he will fix it for you and you will be right back to it! He is going to hand you another one.” It’s so funny to me that we are right in the middle of the show and I have all this panic and Duff is so cool about it! [laughs] I think he gets a kick out of exposing me to these bigger audiences. I mean, in the last European tour, I probably played to more people in a few weeks than I have in the last ten years in clubs! And that isn’t because I wasn’t playing a lot! All of a sudden you are playing to ten, twelve, twenty-four thousand people in a shot. It takes a lot of 100 people club shows to make up to that kind of thing!

You have been at it in the music business for quite a while now. What is your advice to aspiring musicians?

My personal opinion is that anyone who is playing for some type of financial reward — the jokes on them! Even if you are successful, it is still a lot harder than people think. You have tour buses, managers, t-shirt costs, hotels and planes. There are a lot of expenses going on and even when you get to that level it gets hard to rub two pennies together. If people start out with the wrong intentions, it can really screw things up. Just making good music and good records is key. If they keep their eye on that, good things will happen to them. Of better or worse, something good will happen to them. Everybody I know, all of my friends and even work I get outside of music is all based around my drive as a musician and music fans that I know.

What are your long term plans for Walking Papers?

We are going to move forward to make another record. We are already working on new songs but we are going to push this record as far as we can and get it into as many hands as we can. Hopefully, when that cycle ends, we will start recording the next one! We have already been playing new songs live but we are not passing out those cigars until the baby is born! [laughs]

Looking back on your journey as a musician so far, how do you feel you have evolved along the way?

Walking Paper's Jeff Angell

Walking Paper’s Jeff Angell

I think in some ways you evolve and then you devolve again. You start out by learning a couple people’s songs and then you start writing songs and get delusions of grandeur that you are actually inventing it and writing these songs, when it is the universe that is handing them to you, if you are smart enough to pay attention. Then I have been in these bands and in The Missionary Position, a lot of times we would have to all-night shows to make enough money to get to the next town, so we would be playing three to four hour sets. Then you go amazing Prince song with one repetitive lick or Rolling Stones song with two chords and you realize how great those songs are in their simplicity. I think the biggest evolution for my has been to keep it simple, not try to take myself too seriously and be humble in the way I go about it because the songs are all there if you tap into them. I think that is proof there is a higher power at work or something, the way chords resonate with each other and create emotions through the science of those waves going through the air and entering peoples ears. If a person can use that to communicate a lyric or an idea, the ability to touch people through that is way bigger than any human being or some guy with a notebook and a guitar. I think it comes down to communication and keeping your eye on that. That is the biggest evolution — realizing you ain’t all that special! [laughs] That is my biggest evolution! I just work hard and am grateful for the people who take care of us!

I want to thank you for your time today, Jeff! I has been a pleasure and I can’t wait to catch Walking Papers on tour! We will be spreading the word!

Thanks so much, Jason! I am grateful for your time! Thanks for you enthusiasm! Take care!

Don’t miss your chance to catch Walking Papers live. Uproar tour dates are as follows:

AUGUST

9 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain

10 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

11 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

13 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

14 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

16 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

18 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

20 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

22 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

23 – Nobleville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

24 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater

27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater

28 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

29 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

31 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER

1 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

2 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

5 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

8 – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater

11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

13 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

14 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

15 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin Form Walking Papers; New Track Debuts Featuring Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin Form Walking Papers; New Track Debuts Featuring Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

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Walking Papers

Seattle’s Walking Papers, the much-buzzed-about new band featuring rock luminaries Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position) have signed with Loud & Proud Records and are gearing up for the August 6th release of their self-titled debut.

Recorded in Seattle and mixed by veteran producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney), Walking Papersfeatures a guest appearance by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, who played on lead single “The Whole World’s Watching” and “I’ll Stick Around.” Rolling Stone spotlighted the latter, praising it as a “slow, grinding blues pace that combines elements of Morphine and Tom Waits.” The song can be heard here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/duff-mckagan-on-his-sensual-sinister-new-band-walking-papers-20130516

“The Whole World’s Watching” will hit rock and alternative radio in June.

Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Angell and drummer Barrett Martin formed the band last year and played their first shows inSeattle as a duo.  They became a trio with the addition of bassist Duff McKagan and a quartet when keyboardist Benjamin Anderson joined the fray. Angell and Martin also served as the album’s co-producers.

Walking Papers show that a great song can be conveyed with thundering drums, rumbling bass, and a howling guitar just as easily as it can with percolating marimbas and shimmering vibraphone. The songs on this album can stand alone as individual stories, but taken together as a whole, they convey a much larger narrative with tales of wandering souls, the collisions of will, and the dark beauty of the American heart.

The band has already received media praise from both sides of the pond, with noted Seattle Times rock critic  Charles R. Cross saying the band’s brightness rivaled the sun’s and, unlike so many supergroups, its future might be even brighter, and UK mag Classic Rock praising the band’s collection of songs as “a masterpiece of mood and tension.”

The band will celebrate the release of Walking Papers with a headlining slot on the second stage of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The tour, which features Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, and many more, kicks off August 9th at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA.

About signing Walking Papers, Loud & Proud Owner and President Tom Lipsky said, “Members of Walking Papers have earned critical acclaim and success throughout their respective careers. What impresses me most about them however is that they continue to invest their creativity and energy in breaking new ground and in taking their music directly to the fans. I am excited that they chose Loud & Proud as their label and I look forward to a successful partnership.”

“Walking Papers is thrilled to be holding the nail while Loud & Proud swings the hammer,” said vocalist/guitarist Jeff Angell. “It is with great confidence that we put our songs in Tom Lipsky’s very capable hands.”

About Loud & Proud Records:

Loud & Proud Records was founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky, and is currently in an exclusive distribution, marketing and label services agreement with RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The label’s mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Loud & Proud aims to establish and proliferate a new business model which will appeal to both veteran and emerging artists of all levels and status.  Labels under Lipsky’s direction in the past (CMC International, Sanctuary) have been among the market leaders in the veteran artist space, delivering Gold and Platinum albums and DVDs for Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Styx, Megadeth, Bad Company, REO Speedwagon and more. In a previous joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, Loud & Proud was responsible for new albums by Rush, Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Lenny Kravitz, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Steve Miller Band, Collective Soul, Meat Loaf and Ratt.  Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.

Don’t miss your chance to catch Walking Papers live. Uproar tour dates are as follows:

AUGUST

9 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain

10 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

11 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

13 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

14        Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

16        Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

17        Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

18 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

20 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

22 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

23 – Nobleville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

24 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater

27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater

28 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

29 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

31 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER

1 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

2 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

5 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

8 – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater

11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

13 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

14 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

15 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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VOODOO 2013: Pearl Jam And Nine Inch Nails Headline 15th Anniversary Celebration!

VOODOO 2013: Pearl Jam And Nine Inch Nails Headline 15th Anniversary Celebration!

The event of a lifetime!

The event of a lifetime!

15 magical years. 2000 acts. Over one million guests. Unforgettable Halloween weekends in the city where music never stops, New Orleans.

This November, the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 1, 2 and with a line-up led by headliners Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails.

For Pearl Jam, this will be the band’s VOODOO debut and their first show in the city since 2010.  This performance will mark Nine Inch Nails’ fourth appearance at VOODOO.  NIN’s Trent Reznor, a former New Orleans resident who was given the keys to the city when NIN played a free, post-Katrina Voodoo in 2005, is re-launching Nine Inch Nails since going on hiatus in 2009.

“Recently I haven’t spent nearly enough time in my favorite city in the world and I’m happy to announce I’m bringing Nine Inch Nails to New Orleans for Voodoo,” says Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

“New Orleans is one of the most musically and culturally rich cities in the world,” says Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.  “We’ve played some of our most memorable shows there and can’t wait to return this November.  I am personally looking forward to seeing my friends Steve and Michel Gleason. I’m also stoked to see my friend Steve Rehage, eat some gumbo and maybe go get a tattoo at Electric Ladyland or shop for records at Peaches!”

Here are the first 15 VOODOO 2013 acts: Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Afrojack, Boys Noize, The Gaslight Anthem, Big Gigantic, How To Destroy Angels, Cults, Alkaline Trio, Desaparecidos and Robert DeLong.  VOODOO’s annual line-up features top-tier and innovative artists from a variety of musical genres which reflects the multitude of cultures that define this historic and beloved American city.  Once again, concert-goers will worship the music at VOODOO’s six unique performance areas, each of which is enhanced by the use of interactive art.

“Each year Voodoo is an independent roll of the dice–with its own challenges…and memories,” says Stephen Rehage, the founder/producer of VOODOO.  “The few times I allow myself to reflect on what Voodoo has accomplished in 15 years, I realize that I’m incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I love with a team of incredibly talented people who work every year to create  the experience.  And we’re just getting warmed up for Halloween weekend in New Orleans.”

Credentials and camping passes for VOODOO 2013 are available now via www.worshipthemusic.com.  Prices (as of April 15) are as follows: Three-day weekend credentials: $175; Loa VIP credentials: $500; Loa VIP credentials with parking: $550.  Camping options include:  Weekend Camping for (2) two persons for $50; Weekend Campingfor (2) two persons with parking for $65.  This option allows campers to arrive to their 12×12 site with their own tent.  Amenities include:  24-hour security, medical assistance, AM and PM food trucks and other activities.  Loa VIP Camping (luxury camping) for two (2) persons (including artist credentials for the special behind the fences access andLoa privileges) for $2,500.  These ready-to-go, pre-built safari tents include beds, linens, furniture, carpet, electricity, reserved parking, premium showers, bathrooms, 24-hour security and medical assistance, breakfast, late night snacks and more.

The 15th anniversary VOODOO celebration will also mark the debut of City Park’s Festival Grounds, a new permanent home for VOODOO.  Home to the VOODOO since its 1999 debut–with the exception of 2005 VOODOO which was displaced by the city’s hurricane damage–New Orleans’ 1,300 acre City Park is the region’s principal recreation site that attracts over seven million visitors each year.

More details about the credential options and the most up-to-date information on VOODOO 2013 can be found at www.worshipthemusic.com. 2013 VOODOO partners include: Toyota, Bud Light, Fuse, Slacker and American Rag.  The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is a Rehage Entertainment Event.

For more information, check out the following sites:

www.worshipthemusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/voodooexperience

https://twitter.com/VoodooNola

http://instagram.com/voodoonola#

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The Wallflowers Announce US Tour Dates In Support of “Glad All Over”

The Wallflowers Announce US Tour Dates In Support of “Glad All Over”

In conjunction with the release of their new album, Glad All OverThe Wallflowers have announced that they will be hitting the road to embark on a full tour this fall. Tickets are set to go on sale this week for the 22-city outing that kicks off in San Antonio, Texas on October 6th.

In addition, the band will be making a series of TV appearances to promote the release of the album. Be sure and tune in to Good Morning America (10/1),The Late Show with David Letterman (10/5) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (10/8) to catch The Wallflowers performing on the small screen.The band can also be seen on Live From The Artist’s Den, which will premiere on public television on 10/12.  Watch a preview of the episode (including new song “Love Is A Country” and classic “One Headlight”) at www.theartistsden.com/thewallflowers.

The Wallflowers Tour Dates

October 6 – San Antonio, TX – ALT Universe Festival

October 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

October 13 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival

October 24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

October 25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

October 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

October 27 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

October 29 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

October 30 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre

October 31 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

November 2 – Chicago, IL – Park West

November 3 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music

November 4 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

November 6 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix

November 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

November 10 – Rahway, NJ – UPAC

November 11 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre

November 13 – Homestead, PA – Carnegie Music Hall

November 15 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre

November 16 – Dallas, TX – Palladium

November 17 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s

November 18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

 

 

Recently wrapping up recording in Nashville, TN at Easy Eye Sound studio, the new album and tour finds frontman Jakob Dylan joining original band membersGreg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with The Wallflowers’ longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) rounding out the lineup.

 

Formed in Los Angeles, The Wallflowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured four top charting singles including “6th Avenue Heartache,” “One Headlight,” “The Difference,” and “Three Marlenas.” The two-time Grammy Award winners went on to sell over 7 million records worldwide with a series of critically acclaimed albums before going on hiatus in 2007. During the group’s break from recording, Jakob Dylan released two solo albums, which also garnered significant praise,  2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women and Country.

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Budweiser Made In America Festival: Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott & More Added!

Budweiser Made In America Festival: Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott & More Added!

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey today confirmed additional award-winning artists who will join the previously announced talent for “Budweiser Made in America,” the two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day produced by Live Nation. It was also announced that single-day tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 3 at Noon and start at $75 per day.

The newly announced participants Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott, Alesso, Gary Clark Jr, The Hives, Nicky Romero, DJ Shadow (DJ set), Otto Knows, Michael Woods and Burns will join Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Passion Pit, Afrojack and many others across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The exciting slate of talent cultivated by JAY Z includes an eclectic mix of acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance. Musical acts confirmed to perform in addition to JAY Z are Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Drake, Jill Scott, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale & Meek Mill), Miike Snow, Passion Pit, Alesso, Prince Royce, Gary Clark Jr, Janelle Monae, Santigold, Odd Future, D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, X, Rita Ora, The Hives, Nicky Romero, DJ Shadow (DJ set), Michael Woods, Savoy, Otto Knows, Burns and The Knocks.

Tickets for the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival are available at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Livenation.com. 2-day passes are on sale now; single-day tickets go on sale this Friday, August 3 at Noon. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, please visit www.facebook.com/Budweiser.

The festival in Philadelphia will culminate a summer of music parties in cities all across America, when Budweiser will invite its Facebook fans to experience talented local bands and artists. Budweiser, brewed across America, has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music.

This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.

“Budweiser Made in America” also will be available for consumers around the country to watch via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date.

The event is the latest chapter in Budweiser’s long association with music, which includes memorable Rolling Stones tours and Budweiser SuperFest, which was headlined by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and other music legends.

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The Wallflowers Premiere New Video for “Reboot The Mission”

The Wallflowers Premiere New Video for “Reboot The Mission”

The Wallflowers have announced that the video for the band’s new single, “Reboot The Mission” premiered TODAY on VICE.com’s Noisey Music ChannelThe first single off of the band’s new album, Glad All Over, which hits stores October 2nd, is a Clash-inspired track featuring Mick Jones on vocals and guitar. The video was directed by Sam Jones and shot this month in the city where the band got their start- Los Angeles. “Reboot The Mission” features a lively group of street dancers from San Francisco (Turf Feinz) and several B Boys (Legacy, Energetic) and Krumpers (Miss Prissy, Ruin, Lil Bad Newz) from Los Angeles. The dance crews add an exciting and unexpected element to the video.

Watch the video for “Reboot The Mission” here:

http://noisey.vice.com/music-video-premieres/the-wallflowers-reboot-official-video

The Wallflowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured four top charting singles, “6th Avenue Heartache,” “One Headlight,” “The Difference,” and “Three Marlenas.” The two-time Grammy Award winners went on to sell over 7 million records worldwide with a series of critically acclaimed albums before going on hiatus in 2007. During the group’s break from recording, Dylan released two solo albums, which also garnered significant praise, 2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women and Country

The band recently completed an exclusive club tour of the U.S. giving fans a preview of their highly anticipated sixth studio album.<

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The Wallflowers Debut New Single “Reboot The Mission” And Offer Free Download On 7/24!

The Wallflowers Debut New Single “Reboot The Mission” And Offer Free Download On 7/24!

The Wallflowers have announced that the band’s new single, “Reboot The Mission” is available to stream on RollingStone.com TODAY, and a FREE mp3 download will be available tomorrow at thewallflowers.com. The first single off of the band’s new album Glad All Over,which hits stores October 2nd, is a Clash-inspired track featuring Mick Jones on vocals and guitar. Check out the track here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-the-wallflowers-reboot-the-mission-20120723

The Wallflowers recently kicked off an exclusive club tour of the U.S. On these dates the band are giving fans a preview of the new material, which finds them rediscovering their sound while reflecting the varied influences they have accumulated over the years. “It’s been a while since we’ve felt this energized and creative. We haven’t changed our stripes so much as we’re continuing to redefine the animal,” says frontman Jakob Dylan.

Formed in Los Angeles, The Wallflowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured four top charting singles including “6th Avenue Heartache,” “One Headlight,” “The Difference,” and “Three Marlenas.” The two-time Grammy Award winners went on to sell over 7 million records worldwide with a series of critically acclaimed albums before going on hiatus in 2007. During the group’s break from recording, Dylan released two solo albums, which also garnered significant praise, 2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women and Country.

For more information please visit www.thewallflowers.com.

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The Wallflowers Return With Highly Anticipated New Album “Glad All Over” On October 2nd!

The Wallflowers Return With Highly Anticipated New Album “Glad All Over” On October 2nd!

The Wallflowers have announced their long-awaited new studio album Glad All Over will be released on October 2, 2012 by Columbia Records. The band’s new single, “Reboot The Mission,” is a Clash-inspired track with an unmistakable shuffle backbeat, featuring Mick Jones on vocals and guitar. The song will be available for FREE beginning this Tuesday, July 24th at www.thewallflowers.com. The single is set to impact radio on July 23rd.

The Wallflowers

Recently wrapping recording in Nashville, TN at Easy Eye Sound studio, the new album finds frontman Jakob Dylan joining original band members Greg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with The Wallflowers’ longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) rounding out the lineup. The album is being produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Cage the Elephant) and mixed by Rich Costey (Bruce Springsteen).

In addition to their new album, The Wallflowers have announced a series of tour dates that will kick off in select U.S. cities in July (please see dates below). On these dates the band expects to give fans a preview of the new material, which finds them rediscovering their sound while reflecting the varied influences they have accumulated over the years.

The Wallflowers Tour Dates
July 20 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
July 24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
July 25 – Ashbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
July 27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

Formed in Los Angeles, The Wallflowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured four top charting singles including “6th Avenue Heartache,” “One Headlight,” “The Difference,” and “Three Marlenas.” The two-time Grammy Award winners went on to sell over 7 million records worldwide with a series of critically acclaimed albums before going on hiatus in 2007. During the group’s break from recording, Jakob Dylan released two solo albums, which also garnered significant praise, 2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women and Country.

For more information please visit:

http://www.thewallflowers.com

http://twitter.com/thewallflowers

http://facebook.com/thewallflowersmusic

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