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Like A Storm Announce U.S. Headline Tour Dates For December

Like A Storm Announce U.S. Headline Tour Dates For December

New Zealand hard rock act Like A Storm have just announced their December U.S. headline tour today. The band, best known for innovating the use of Didgeridoo with heavy rock, will hit the road with direct support from Palisades starting on December 11th in Lincoln, NE and will wrap on December 22nd in Las Vegas, NV. Fans can purchase VIP and general admission tickets on the band’s website www.likeastorm.com.

“We can’t believe it’s been over two years since our last headline tour of the U.S, so we’re super excited for this run,” says bass guitarist Kent Brooks. “We’re riding high off the awesome summer tour with Godsmack & Shinedown, and this headline tour is gonna be the biggest and best show we’ve ever done.”

Like A Storm will be touring in support of their brand new single, “Complicated (Stitches & Scars)”, off of their third studio album, Catacombs, which was released this past summer via Century Media/RED MUSIC. The record, which debuted on the Top 5 Billboard Heatseekers Charts, Top 50 Billboard Emerging Artist Charts,and Top 100 Billboard Album Charts, was produced by Like A Storm’s very own Chris Brooks, Matt Brooks, and Kent Brooks.

Reviews for Catacombs have been strong from around the world:

Alt Press calls the music “A Melodic Metal Masterpiece.” Whilst Alt Corner out of the UK labeled Catacombs, “Early contender for Album of the Year.”

The record is currently the Editor’s Pick at Japan’s biggest Rock publication Burrn Magazine. And German outlet Time For Metal describes Catacombs as “Alternative Metal as its Best.

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Like A Storm is the most successful New Zealand rock band in US radio history. First gaining notoriety for incorporating the Didgeridoo into their breakout track, “Love The Way You Hate Me,” , the band’s last 6 singlesLove the Way You Hate Me,” “Wish You Hell,” “Become The Enemy,” “Break Free,” “Pure Evil,” and “The Devil Inside” have all charted at US Active Rock Top 40.

, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, on top of headlining North America extensively. They have also been invited to perform at the world’s biggest hard rock festivals including: Download (UK), Nova Rock (Europe) and Rock on the Range (U.S.). Their reputation for touring the world relentlessly led Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge/Slash to once label them, “The hardest-working band in the business.” Like A Storm recently wrapped a massive U.S. run supporting Godsmack & Shinedown, where their high-energy live show garnered thousands of new fans on social media. Sully Erna from Godsmack invited Like A Storm up on stage to perform a cover of ACDC’s “Highway to Hell” at their final show in Texas.

Like A Storm is Chris Brooks (vocals), Matt Brooks (lead guitar), Kent Brooks (bass guitar), and Zach Wood (drums).

Like A Storm Headline Dates:
December 11 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
December 12 – Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
December 13 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
December 14 – Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
December 15 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
December 17 – Minot, ND – The ‘O’Riginal Bar And Nightclub
December 18 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
December 19 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
December 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
December 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Backstage Bar

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Myles Kennedy Releases Music Video For “The Great Beyond”

Myles Kennedy Releases Music Video For “The Great Beyond”

The hardest working singer in rock music, Myles Kennedy, just released the latest music video for the song “The Great Beyond” from his debut solo album Year Of The Tiger. The new video comes on the heels of wrapping a US tour run with Slash and The Conspirators on the success of their latest single “Driving Rain.” The video is shot in black and white and features performance footage of the song from various stops on Myles’ sold-out summer tour of Europe, a tour that saw him perform the material live for the first time with his backing band from the album: Tim Tournier on bass and Zia Uddin on drums and percussion. You can watch the video for “The Great Beyond” below and Year Of The Tiger is available now wherever music is sold or by clicking here:  http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger.

Myles Kennedy, not one to spend a lot of time at home, is heading back out on tour of the United States in support of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Year Of The Tiger, courtesy of Napalm Records. The 18-date US tour will kick-off on November 13th in Chicago, IL and run through December 16th where it wraps up in Seattle, WA. Along the way, the tour will make stops in Milwaukee, WI; Cleveland, OH; Hartford, CT and Atlanta, GA among others. The performances will feature music from the critically acclaimed solo album as well as selections from Myles’ work with Alter Bridge, The Mayfield Four and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Walking Papers will be openers on all of the dates as well. All shows are currently on-sale and all tour information including ticket links and VIP information for all dates can be found at www.MylesKennedy.com.

On the Year Of The Tiger album, Myles embarked on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hadn’t explored previously in his career. Kennedy himself played 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 the incredible, soulful voice that the world has come to know. As MetalSucks.comdeclared: “Kennedy is the Robert Plant of our times.”

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

DATE CITY VENUE
November 13th Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
November 14th Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
November 16th Council Bluffs, IA Horseshoe Casino – Whiskey Roadhouse
November 17th Kansas City, MO Harrah’s Kansas City – Voodoo Lounge
November 19th Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
November 21st Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
November 23rd Hartford, CT Webster Theater
November 24th Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
November 27th Pittsburgh, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
November 28th Wilmington, DE The Queen
November 30th Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
December 1st Atlanta, GA Center Stage
December 3rd Asheville, NC Orange Peel
December 5th Orlando, FL The Beacham
December 6th Destin, FL Club LA
December 8th Dallas, TX Canton Hall
December 9th Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
December 11th Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
December 13th Helena, MT Lewis And Clark Brewing
December 14th Spokane, WA The Fox Theater
December 16th Seattle, WA Moore Theater

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Asking Alexandria Frontman, Danny Worsnop, Releases “Angels” Solo Single

Asking Alexandria Frontman, Danny Worsnop, Releases “Angels” Solo Single

Asking Alexandria frontman, Danny Worsnop, has released a brand new solo single today with a highly emotional music video which has clocked up over 100k YouTube views already and features his proposal to his fiancé, Victoria Potter. The track, titled ‘Angels’, is a beautifully soulful ballad dedicated to Danny’s wife-to-be and available digitally now from www.dannyworsnop.net

Speaking on the song, Danny says: “To me this song is more than just words and a melody, It was an attempt to put into words feelings I didn’t know how to explain. It was part of my first proposal plan that was thwarted by Victoria being equally as romantic and putting a date together for me that was almost the exact same. While that plan never came together, the song lived.

I wrote ‘Angels’ by phone light on the bus while underneath a boat in around 15 minutes. It’s crazy how words fall out when you let the the world disappear and you sit with your heart and mind. A couple months later I got home, set up the bones of my studio in Victoria’s living room, recorded it, sent it off to Jim for him to work his magic, and started to work on the video. I didn’t want any fancy production or video shoot… just our memories.”

Produced by Worsnop and Jim Kaufman, ‘Angels’ showcases not only Danny’s phenomenal vocals but also the growing dexterity in his songwriting. Find the track digitally at www.dannyworsnop.net

As well as celebrating his recent engagement, Danny is also currently celebrating his  3rd top ten radio hitwith his band Asking Alexandria. Their single ‘Alone In A Room’ crept up the charts again this week, moving from #8 to #7 and has 14.1 million Spotify streams and 5.3 million Youtube views.

The band released a video for the acoustic version of the single last week which has already had over 600k YouTube views and 847k Spotify plays. 

Catch Danny Worsnop Live At These Solo Shows

OCT 26 – Greenville, SC The Radio Room
OCT 27 – Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
OCT 28 – Charlotte, NC The Rabbit Hole
NOV 11- Amityville, NY Revolution Bar & Music Hall
NOV 16 – New Baltimore, MI Diesel Concert Lounge
NOV 18 – Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
NOV 23 – Montréal, Canada Café Campus
NOV 24 – Toronto, Canada The Rockpile
NOV 25 – Québec, Canada L’ANTI Bar & Spectacles
DEC 15 – Katy, TX Wildcatter Saloon

Tickets and further information available here!

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce ‘Betty’s Blends, Volume 4’

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce ‘Betty’s Blends, Volume 4’

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is indisputably one of the hardest working bands in rock ‘n’ roll. 2018 marks the fourth year in a row that they’ll play over 200 shows across the U.S. and Europe. Through that prolific touring schedule, the band has emerged a razor sharp, riveting live unit. Each evening The CRB plays two sets of music with a dynamic, ever-changing setlist. Presenting original material stretching across six studio albums, plus a repertoire of covers that runs from Slim Harpo to Bob Dylan and beyond, it’s only fitting that the band would document this output. They’ve done exactly that through a series of live recordings dubbed, ‘Betty’s Blends‘—taking its moniker from legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson who is called upon to capture The CRB’s performances in multi-dimensional, audio-verite.

Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends,’ set for release on November 16 on Silver Arrow Records, is the fourth volume from the acclaimed series, gathering highlights from three shows in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicagoin October 2016. Available as a vinyl exclusive, 3-LP set with only 3500 copies released and on digital formats, the collection finds The CRB in peak form delivering highlights like “New Cannonball Rag,” (listen/share here) “Forever As The Moon” and “Shadow Cosmos,” as well as adapting two from The Rolling Stones: “Down Home Girl” and “Let It Bleed” and the seldom played fan favorite, Steppenwolf‘s “Magic Carpet Ride.” The set is now available for pre-order at independent record stores.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is currently in the middle of a massive cross-country U.S. tour. Highlights along the way include two night stands at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC, Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia and Revolution Hall in Portland, OR, Variety Playhouse where Robinson grew up in Atlanta, GA and their first ever appearance at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. The CRB closes the year in customary fashion at their now annual three-night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD Tour Dates

October 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
October 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre
October 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
October 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
October 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
October 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
October 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
October 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
November 2-3 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
November 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
November 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
November 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
November 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 11 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
November 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
November 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Music Hall
November 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Music Hall
November 17 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
November 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
November 29 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
November 30 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
December 1 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 2 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 4 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
December 5 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery
December 7 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
December 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
December 9 – Felton, CA – Bret Harte Hall
December 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
December 12 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
December 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Ace Frehley Debuts “Rockin’ With The Boys” Music Video

Ace Frehley Debuts “Rockin’ With The Boys” Music Video

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY has released the music video for “Rockin’ With The Boys.” Filmed live in Detroit Rock City, this is the first music video we’ve seen from The Spaceman since he released the video for “Fire and Water.”

That video featured KISS frontman Paul Stanley and was off of Origins, Vol. 1, released in 2016. The video was done by veteran director Justin Reich.

This is the second song Frehley has released this year, from his forthcoming all-new Spaceman album, due October 19, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Frehley previously released the track “Bronx Boy” in April.

Spaceman, Frehley’s eighth solo LP, features nine new original tracks, plus a cover of Eddie Money’s “I Wanna Go Back,” a ripping power pop makeover of the original.

Additionally, an Ace Frehley “Spaceman” pop up store powered by Looney Tunes is planned for Friday, October 19 at the Sam Ash Music store, located at 333 W 34th St. in New York City. Ace will be appearing from 5-7PM EDT signing copies of his new album.

Spaceman LPs and CDs will be available to purchase as well as the limited edition Orange Vinyl only currently available at indie store locations in the U.S.

Spaceman (a title suggested by Simmons, himself) serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014’s Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart. The LP scored the highest charting position of any former or current  KISS band member ever and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 Psycho Circus reunion album.

Space Invader received praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, “Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn’t deserve to wear Kiss’ Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman’s first solo LP in five years says otherwise,” while Associated Press hailed, “…the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978.” 

Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi-platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best-selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self-titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums (peaking at #13).

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Diamante Releases Video For Official Acoustic Version of “Black Heart”

Diamante Releases Video For Official Acoustic Version of “Black Heart”

Diamante has shared the official acoustic version of “Black Heart” off her debut album, Coming In Hot. Directed by Postas and shot at the Youtube Studios in Los Angeles, the video showcases an intimate performance of the track with Diamante’s guitarist, Max Porush.

“I have always felt that ‘Black Heart’ needed to be captured in a raw way because it’s one of my most honest songs. It literally describes the motions I always go through after a heartbreak. This take is even more vulnerable, and it really gives the song a new life,” Diamante explains of the new version.

Diamante, 21, brings her own flair to the rock genre with Coming In Hot. As Billboard proclaimed, “Coming in Hot is an excellent showcase for the raw power of her voice, which at times recalls Melissa Etheridge and Sass Jordan blended with the dispassionate élan of Blondie’s Debbie Harry.” Produced by Howard Benson [Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm], the record is a head-turning debut full of “arresting rock anthems,” which Cryptic Rock noted in its review.

Diamante’s debut album, Coming In Hot is out now via Better Noise Records.

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Rock Legend Stephen Pearcy Drops New Track, ‘U Only Live Twice,’ From Upcoming Solo Album!

Rock Legend Stephen Pearcy Drops New Track, ‘U Only Live Twice,’ From Upcoming Solo Album!

Best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum
selling hard rock band RATTStephen Pearcy is set to release his highly anticipated fifth solo album, “View To A Thrill” on November 9, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Frontiers.  Tuesday, Pearcy dropped another new track from the album ‘U Only Live Twice,’ listen to it HERE.

“View To A Thrill” includes 11 superb RATT ‘n Roll songs written by Stephen Pearcy, together with guitarist Erik Ferentinos, that will surely please fans of his last solo effort, “Smash” as well as fans of his original band, RATT.The tracklisting flows perfectly and takes you on an audio journey through blistering rockers mixed with slower, more measured numbers. Like RATT’s catalog, this is a record that showcases the art of the riff! Erik Ferentinos is truly Pearcy’s secret weapon as displayed by the mind-bending solos on display throughout “View To A Thrill”.

Pre-order “View to a Thrill”on CD/LP/Digital and stream the singles here: http://radi.al/ViewToAThrill

An exclusive Orange LP version can be purchased through FYE here: https://bit.ly/2OUPHvm

Listen to the first single ‘I’m a Ratt’ HERE.

BAND MEMBERS:
Stephen Pearcy- Lead Vocals
Erik Ferentinos – Guitars, Back Up Vocals, Keys
Matt Thorne – Bass Guitars, Keys, Back Up Vocals
Scot Coogan – Drums

For More Info Visit:
https://officialstephenpearcy.com/home

https://www.facebook.com/SEPearcy

https://twitter.com/StephenEPearcy

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Taking Back Sunday Announce Worldwide Tour and Compilation To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Taking Back Sunday Announce Worldwide Tour and Compilation To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Craft Recordings has announced a special collaboration with Taking Back Sunday, in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. As part of this year-long fête, the band will be embarking on an extensive worldwide tour, paying tribute to their catalog – and their fans – with full album performances. In conjunction, Craft will be releasing a special career (to date)-spanning compilation, titled Twenty. The 21-song collection is set for release on January 11, 2019, and will span all seven of their full-length albums, in addition to a couple of surprises.

Stay tuned for the full track listing and format details to be revealed very soon. The pre-order for Twenty will launch October 30, 2019.  Watch the 2019 tour trailer HERE.

“It feels strange to say out loud…2019 marks 20 years since I joined Taking Back Sunday and my life changed forever,” remarks singerAdam Lazzara. “So, next year we will be traveling the world to celebrate the amazing brotherhood, music and life we have created together over the past 20 years. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an experience to remember.”

The first leg of the worldwide tour is being announced today and includes dates in Australia, Asia, a portion of North America and South America. At all shows, Taking Back Sunday will be performing their debut album Tell All Your Friends in its entirety. For tour stops where the band are performing over two-nights, each nightly set will offer a double-album play – using a specially designed coin, Taking Back Sunday will flip to play either Where You Want To Be or Louder Now, in addition to Tell All Your Friends. In headline cities where they are playing only one night, they will perform Tell All Your Friends, plus a selection of fan favorites from their extensive catalog. With more dates and special releases in the works, 2019 should be a fun-filled year of shows around the globe.

Taking Back Sunday – Photo by Natalie Escobedo

If you can’t believe that Taking Back Sunday have been around for 20 years, you’re not alone, because they can’t either. Although the pride of Long Island have had a handful of member changes over the years, the current lineup of the band – vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist John Nolan, drummer Mark O’Connell and bassist Shaun Cooper – have all been there since the beginning. From the band’s landmark 2002 debut Tell All Your Friends, to their most recent full-length, 2016‘s Tidal Wave, Taking Back Sunday have evolved from a key player in the early 2000s emo scene to a genre-defying rock band who have three gold albums without ever ceasing to push the limitations of their sound. This fact is evidenced on Twenty.

Twenty is a celebration not only of those career-defining moments but of the landmark albums that chronicle the band’s story: 2002‘s Tell All Your Friends, 2004‘s Where You Want To Be, 2006‘s Louder Now, 2009‘s New Again, 2011‘s Taking Back Sunday, 2014‘s Happiness Is and 2016‘s Tidal Wave, all of which are represented on this collection. Whether your introduction to the band was singing along to “A Decade Under The Influence” in a sweaty club or hearing “MakeDamnSure” or “Sink Into Me” on the radio, Twenty is a look back at some of the highlights from this unlikely group of musical misfits. Additionally, fans will be able to hear newly recorded songs which hint at the direction that Taking Back Sunday are heading in the coming years. Musical legacy aside, ultimately what’s most impressive is the fact that after two decades and countless successes, Taking Back Sunday have managed to preserve that initial spark that excited them as teenagers.

Australia, 2019 (Pre-sale 10/12, regular on-sale 10/15):

January 9:        HQ, Adelaide

January 11:       170 Russell, Melbourne

January 12:       UNIFY Gathering, Tarwin Lower (on-sale now)

January 14:       Metro Theatre, Sydney

January 15:       Metro Theatre, Sydney

January 16:       The Triffid, Brisbane

January 17:       The Triffid, Brisbane

 

Asia, 2019 (on-sale soon):

January 19:       TBA, Singapore,

January 21:       Space Odd, Tokyo, Japan

January 26:       New Frontier Theater, Manila, Philippines

 

South America (on-sale 10/9):

March 13:         Amon Solar, San Jose, Costa Rica

March 15:         Club Subterraneo, Santiago, Chile

March 16:         Roxy Live, Buenos Aires, Argentina

March 17:         Fabrique Club, São Paulo, Brasil

 

North America, 2019 (1st leg – more to be announced)(VIP & pre-sale 10/16, regular on-sale 10/19):

January 29:       Beartooth Theatre, Anchorage, AK

February 1:       The Republik, Honolulu, HI

February 2:       The Republik, Honolulu, HI

March 25 & 26: House Of Blues, Houston, TX

March 28 & 29: Emo’s, Austin, TX

March 30 & 31: House Of Blues, Dallas, TX

April 1:              Charley B’s, Lubbock, TX

April 3:              Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM

April 4 & 5:        Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

April 6 & 7:        The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA

April 11 & 12:    Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

April 13 & 14:    The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

April 16 & 17:    Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

April 19 & 20:    Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

April 21 & 22:    Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

April 24:            MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB

April 26:            Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB

April 27 & 28:    First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

April 30 & May 1: The Summit, Denver, CO

May 2 & 3:        The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

May 4 & 5:        House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

For more info, visit TakingBackSunday.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify.

 

About Craft Recordings:
Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most prestigious collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its rich and storied repertoire includes legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Concord, Fania, Fantasy, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard and Vee-Jay Records, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation-ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord Music. For more info, visit CraftRecordings.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify.

 

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Guitar God Ted Nugent To Release ‘The Music Made Me Do It’ Album In November

Guitar God Ted Nugent To Release ‘The Music Made Me Do It’ Album In November

Ted Nugent – Photo by Brown Photography

Multi-platinum guitar legend Ted Nugent announces a new full-length album THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT, due out Friday, November 9th via Round Hill Records. The effort is Nugent’s first studio album in four years; please see below for the full track listing. The album features Greg Smith (Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Ritchie Balckmore’s Rainbow) on bass, Jason Hartless (Joe Lynn Turner, Mitch Ryder) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself on lead guitar and vocals. Accompanying the CD is a Bonus DVD, LIVE AT FREEDOM HILL, an electrifying full-length concert captured at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Of the new album, Nugent commented, “The music made me do it! That’s not only the title track my new record, it’s my battlecry for more than 60 years to pursue this incredible soundtrack to my happiness, craving for creative adventure, the ultimate guitar tone and overall quality of life!”

In advance of the album’s release, Nugent has just released the live music video for title track, “The Music Made Me Do It”. The video was shot at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California during Nugent’s summer tour and showcases the raw energy of his legendary live performances, offering a taste of the new studio material he recorded over the last year for the upcoming album, THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT. The album is available now for preorder everywhere and the single “The Music Made Me Do It” is available to download and stream everywhere music is sold.

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock n’ roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums and performing in excess of 6,700 (and counting!) high-octane live shows. As a budding musician, Nugent was strongly influenced by Chuck Berry and Bo Diddly, and knew he wanted to pursue that type of sound and attitude. Early bands, The Royal Highboys, and The Lourds, paved the way for the Amboy Dukes – and their psychedelic JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND kicked young Ted’s career into hyper drive. The axe maniac soon broke out as a solo artist, where the guitarist’s prodigious talent, earshattering volume and over-the-top stage antics quickly earned him the moniker of Motor City Madman.

Cranking out hits like CAT SCRATCH FEVER, JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED, FREE FOR ALL and the iconic STRANGLEHOLD, Ted Nugentgarnered international acclaim and truly hit his stride, becoming one of the top-grossing tour acts in America. His no-holds-barred career now spans six decades of multi-platinum hits. The ultimate Road Warrior, touring and recording continue at Ted’s breakneck pace. Nugent and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more. He was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive.

Ted Nugent THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT track listing:

1. Backstrap Fever
2. BigFunDirtyGrooveNoize
3. Cocked Locked & Ready To Rock
4. Fred Bear
5. I Just Wanna Go Huntin
6. I Love Ya Too Much Baby
7. Sunrize Fender (Fender Bass VI)
8. Sunrize
9. The Music Made Me Do It
10. Uncomfortably Dumb
11. Where Are You Gonna Run To Get Away From Yourself

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Rock Legends KING’S X  Set to Release First New Album in Over a Decade in 2019 Via Golden Robot Records

Rock Legends KING’S X Set to Release First New Album in Over a Decade in 2019 Via Golden Robot Records

Australia’s leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. The label is absolutely thrilled to announce that globally revered, Billboard-charting rock icons KING’S X are now part of their ever-growing international roster. KING’S X recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see their long-awaited forthcoming new album released worldwide in 2019 via Golden Robot Records’ partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

I’m really excited to release the next KING’S X album with Mark, Derek and the crew at Golden Robot! May the groove be with us all,” says vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick. Guitarist Ty Tabor adds, “I’m looking forward to working with Golden Robot Records!

Drummer Jerry Gaskill adds, “It’s been a while since we’ve made a record. During that time, I’ve been thinking, when and if we make a new record, I want it to be the best we can do. I want to believe in it. I want to make it great, whatever it takes. I don’t want to just make another KING’S X record. I think and hope that we are in that place. I think and hope its time and I feel good about the team we’ll be working with at Golden Robot Records. I’m going do my best. Let’s do this thing.

When we started to talk to KING’S X about signing with Golden Robot in the U.S. and we met dUg in LA a few times, I knew 100% that we would end up working with them. I’m loving the fact they are still the original members and I really believe this new album will be there best yet! It’s incredible how many people inside the industry – and I’m talking about very well-known musicians – love these guys and can’t wait for a new album. We are all very excited indeed,” says Mark Alexander-Erber, Group Founder and President.

“I am delighted to finally be able to work with one the most respected, creative rock bands of the past 30+ years. KING’S X is not only a superb rock band with an ardent fan base, but are also a ‘musician musicians’ band. Golden Robot Records is determined to finally help KING’S X receive the worldwide recognition it fully deserves,” says Derek Shulman, Executive Chairman of Worldwide Expansion.

Since the release of their debut record, Out Of The Silent Planet, in 1988, KING’S Xreleased a dozen albums that have seen them rightfully earn their place on the rock royalty family tree. Fusing progressive metal, funk and soul grooves with vocal arrangements rooted in blues, gospel and even the British Invasion era influences, KING’S X created a style all their own which continues to be an inspiration for bands to this day.

Featuring vocalist and bassist Doug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill, KING’S X have never changed their line-up, a rarity in the music world and a testament to the band and musicians and friends.

Critically acclaimed from the start, KING’S X are musician’s musicians, name-dropped by everyone from Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies to Iron Maiden and Blue Murder for their instrumental prowess. Pearl Jam’s bassist Jeff Ament even declared that “KING’S X invented grunge“. They also enjoyed a long life via the David Letterman Show with their track, “We Were Born To Be Loved” (from 1990’s Faith Hope Love), also a favorite of the Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra to play during commercial breaks.

In 1992, KING’S X signed to Atlantic Records/Megaforce Records, released three albums and toured with bands as diverse as ScorpionsType O Negative and Pearl Jam. In the early 2000’s, KING’S X released three studio albums and their first official live album via Metal Blade Records. In 2005, the band signed to German-based progressive music specialty label, InsideOut Music, and released Ogre Tones, an album described as a return to the bands classic sound. KING’S X forged ahead with new albums, DVD’s and tours up until 2012, when drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a major heart attack. The band then quickly compiled an exclusive live release from their archives entitled, Burning Down Boston. The proceeds of which went directly to assisting Gaskill with his medical expenses. They rolled on for two more years until Jerry suffered another heart attack, which resulted in him having a double bypass operation and ultimately led to the band taking an indefinite hiatus.

This break didn’t last long, as they were back on the road in mid-2015, shortly afterward announcing they would begin work on a new studio album. This would be the band’s first since 2008’s XV. KING’S X began meetings with Golden Robot Records management in Los Angeles in early 2017, eventually signing a global deal in October 2018.

While it’s been a decade since KING’S X have released a new record, the wait has definitely been worth it! Watch this space for news on the forthcoming album in the very near future.

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About Golden Robot Records:
KING’S X are now part of a growing international roster that includes such iconic artists as Guns ‘N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Puddle of MuddLittle Caesar and the all-star band A New Revenge, which features Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Keri Kelli, Rudy Sarzo and James Kottak. Plus, Golden Robot Records boasts an incredible line up of Aussie acts, led by Rose Tattoo and featuring Steve Kilbey, The LazysPalace Of The KingJailbirdsFyre Byrd, The Kids, Destrends, Flickertail and many more. Watch out for more incredible names who will be joining Golden Robot Records international roster in the near future!

Golden Robot Records now own four record labels and have teams in every major market in the world: Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, London, Tokyo and Auckland. With globally experienced music industry veterans heading up key roles in A&R, Management, Marketing and Publicity, Golden Robot Records are able to give their roster maximum exposure and support.

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