Monday, April 23, 2018

Upcoming Concerts: Garbage; Deep Purple & Judas Priest; '$20 all-in ticket offer from Live Nation

All kinds of great concert news to kick start a Monday! I've reviewed concerts in recent years featuring Garbage, as well as Deep Purple and I strongly recommend catching both artists!


Garbage announce U.S. Tour in support of the 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Version 2.0'


Photo credit: Joseph Cultice



Garbage today announced a short US tour in support of the recently announced 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. The tour, which kicks off on September 29th in Seattle, WA and wraps on October 27th in Brooklyn, NY, will see them perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides from the reissue. Tickets for the tour will be on sale at 10:00am local time on April 27th and be available HERE. A complete list of upcoming US tour dates can be found below.

Garbage announced the 20th anniversary edition of Version 2.0 last month. Due for release on Stunvolume/PIAS on June 22, the package will feature the whole original album, as well as 10 B-sides from the era. Pre-order the digital album HERE and visit Garbage.com for updates on standard and deluxe Vinyl formats.The reissue's first offering, the typically visceral "Lick The Pavement", is available now HERE.


"Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record," shared Garbage singer Shirley Manson. "We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still".

Initially released in May 1998, Version 2.0 spawned fan-favorites such as "Push It", "I Think I'm Paranoid" and "Special". Shortly after its release, the Recording Industry Association of America honored the album with a platinum certification for exceeding 1 million units sold. Version 2.0 went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. The album was nominated for a total of four Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album. The album's third single "Special" was further nominated the following year for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. The video for "Push It" was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards.

Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band's drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explains: "Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it's possibly our best album."

Garbage US Tour Dates
9/29/18 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
9/30/18 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
10/3/18 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
10/5/18 - Cosmopolitan Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
10/7/18 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
10/9/18 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
10/11/18 - House of Blues - Dallas - Dallas, TX
10/12/18 - House of Blues - Houston - Houston, TX
10/13/18 - Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort - Tulsa, OK
10/17/18 - Riviera Theater - Chicago, IL
10/18/18 - Hard Rock Live - Northfield, OH
10/20/18 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
10/21/18 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington DC
10/23/18 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
10/25/18 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
10/26/18 - Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box - Atlantic City, NJ
10/27/18 - Kings Theatre - Brooklyn, NY

Version 2.0 Tracklist:
1. Temptation Waits
2. I Think I'm Paranoid
3. When I Grow Up
4. Medication
5. Special
6. Hammering in My Head
7. Push It
8. The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
9. Dumb
10. Sleep Together
11. Wicked Ways
12. You Look So Fine

B-Sides:
1. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
2. 13x Forever
3. Deadwood
4. Get Busy With The Fizzy
5. Soldier Through This
6. Thirteen
7. Lick The Pavement
8. Medication (Acoustic)
9. Tornado
10. Afterglow





Deep AND JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE SUMMER
CO-HEADLINE TOUR

Citi Pre-Sale Begins Tuesday, April 24; Tickets Available to the General Public Starting
Friday, April 27 at LiveNation.com


Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California.  Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Deep Purple and Judas Priest tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10am local time until Thursday, April  26 at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Deep Purple’s latest studio album, inFinite, was released April 7, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), InFinite featured 10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the 70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Fans will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. For more information, please visit www.deep-purple.com. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album One of a Kind on May 25.

Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released March 9, 2018, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s entire career - landing in the "top-5" of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with “Lightning Strike.” Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their near 50-year career, and with a line-up featuring Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis, Judas Priest will be scorching across North America with some heavy metal Firepower again this summer and fall on tour with Deep Purple! For more information, please visit judaspriest.com

DEEP PURPLE AND JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:
8/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
8/27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre
8/29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
8/30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
9/1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
9/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
9/11 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
9/12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily's Place
9/14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
9/16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9/18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
9/20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*
9/21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah's Council Bluffs*
9/23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
9/26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre

*Non Live Nation date



Live Nation Launches 'National Concert Week' With $20 All-In Ticket Offer Celebrating Kickoff to Summer Season
One Week Only – Over 1.5 Million Tickets Available to 2,000+ Summer Shows at NCW.LiveNation.com Starting April 30

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Live Nation announced 'National Concert Week' will take place April 30 through May 8 with an exclusive $20 all-in ticket offer for fans to celebrate the kickoff to its biggest summer season. The deal will include over 1.5 million tickets to 2,000+ shows across Live Nation's roster of summer tours including Comedy, Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Metal, Rock, Pop, and more.

For one week only, fans can get their hands on the $20 all-in tickets Monday, April 30 at 8:00 am local time at NCW.LiveNation.com, through Tuesday, May 8 at 11:59 pm local time. 
DJ Khaled shared his excitement about the ticket offer from 45,000 feet, encouraging music fans to nab their tickets to the hottest summer shows. Watch the video HERE.
Produced by Live Nation, National Concert Week is a time for artists and fans to celebrate their love of live music. To launch the week, Live Nation will hold a special media event in New York featuring dozens of their touring artists.
Talent in attendance talking about their upcoming summer tours will include Paramore, Lindsey Stirling, Bush's Gavin Rossdale, Jeff Beck, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz, Ann Wilson of Heart, Evanescence's Amy Lee, Foreigner's Mick Jones, 3 Doors Down, Bad Company and Free's Paul Rodgers, Coheed and Cambria, Collective Soul, Pentatonix, O.A.R., Poison, Soul Asylum, Stone Temple Pilots, Styx, Taking Back Sunday, The Cult, The Offspring, Whitesnake, and more.
Nationally Touring Artists With Live Nation's $20 All-In "National Concert Week" Ticket Offer:311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys  
Beck
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult  
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle 
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Erasure  
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones
G-Eazy
Godsmack / Shinedown  
Gov't Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson  
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock  
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018
Kygo
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Logic
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill  
NEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIM
Niall Horan
ODESZA
Ozzy Osbourne
Paramore
Pentatonix
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone  
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson  
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shakira
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band
For a full list of participating artists, please visit NCW.LiveNation.com.
To see a complete list of Live Nation's summer tours and festivals, please visit livenation.com.
About Live Nation Entertainment:Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

MUSIC WORTH BUYING - Prince's original recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Watch the new episode of MUSIC WORTH BUYING where TJR and Robert Kinsler discuss the newly-released 1984 recording of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" that was released on April 19, 2018: 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

MUSIC WORTH BUYING episode: Fu Manchu and Stone Temple Pilots

On the latest episode of MUSIC WORTH BUYING, Robert Kinsler champions Fu Manchu's hard-rocking Clone of the Universe while TJR celebrates the return of Stone Temple Pilots courtesy of the band's new self-titled LP:

Friday, April 20, 2018

Media release: The Prince Estate & Warner Bros. Records Release Original Studio Recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U"

THE PRINCE ESTATE, IN COLLABORATION WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS, RELEASES LEGENDARY ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDING OF
“NOTHING COMPARES 2 U”

LAUNCHES NEW PRINCE2ME AND DISCOGRAPHY WEBSITES

ANNOUNCES SECOND HITNRUN STORE WITH EXCLUSIVE PRINCE MERCHANDISE

DOWNLOAD OR STREAM THE TRACK HERE


PHOTO CREDIT: © The Prince Estate.  Photographer: Nancy Bundt

(New York, NY – April 19, 2018) The Prince Estate, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records, has now released the original version of the iconic song "Nothing Compares 2 U"This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990’s classic reimagining by Sinéad O'Connor and before Prince started performing the song live.  The track was recorded at the Flying Cloud Drive 'Warehouse' in Eden Prairie by Prince’s long-time engineer Susan Rogers, and originally composed, arranged and performed in its entirety by Prince, aside from the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson.  Also featured on the original track is saxophone work by Eric Leeds. The new version of the song will be available to stream, to purchase via digital retailers and as two 7” vinyl singles (in picture disk and standard black vinyl formats).  Download or stream the track HERE

As remembered by Michael Howe, long-time industry A&R executive, Prince expert, and the Prince Estate’s official Vault Archivist, “I spotted the 2" multitrack reel in the Vault some weeks back while doing a 1984-era inventory. After retrieving my jaw from the floor, we took the reel upstairs, analyzed it, put it up on the Studer 24 track machine, and digitized it to 24/192. Even our 'faders up' rough mix was compelling enough to indicate that this was something very special indeed.”

Howe continued, “No Prince-penned song performed by another artist has enjoyed more chart success (#1 in over a dozen countries) and overall cultural impact than Sinead O'Connor's 1990 recording, so hearing the song in its original context performed in its entirety by the author makes it particularly noteworthy.”

The song is accompanied by a video featuring never before seen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution practicing their choreography in that same Eden Prairie warehouse during the same summer of 1984. Captured for Prince as a part of his rehearsal process, the footage is presented for the very first time in a video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth HogbenThe video offers a glimpse into Prince’s total commitment to his art and its emotional impact, even when no audience is present.  Watch the video HERE.

After the successful launch of the Prince HitNRun online pop-up store last November, the Prince Estate is bringing back the concept(www.PrinceHitNRun.com), where the limited edition, picture disk vinyl will be sold exclusively. In addition to the limited edition picture disk vinyl, fans will also be able to purchase a variety of official Prince merchandise, including pieces that draw from his iconic Dirty Mind and Lovesexy eras.  The black vinyl 7” will be available for pre-order from major physical retailers and will be released on Friday 25th May.

The Prince Estate has also launched a new site for fans to showcase what Prince means to them. Prince2Me (www.Prince2Me.com) is an interactive fan experience that explores what Prince means, individually and collectively to his fans. The Prince Estate has also announced that this will be the first of many online experiences to come, each will shine a new light on his artistry. When fans visit the Prince2Me site they will be able to craft their own message using Prince vocabulary, an array of images and videos provided by the Estate. Once a fan creates their desired message they can share their post across social media and spark the conversation of who Prince is to them. Fans who use Twitter to share their Prince2Me messages using #Prince2Me or #NothingCompares2U will be able to activate an exclusive Prince Love Symbol Twitter emoji:


In addition to the Prince2Me site, the Estate has launched an immersive annotated discography website highlighting the incomparable breadth and depth of Prince’s recorded catalogue.  Featuring audio previews, photos, videos, quotes and editorial commentary, the discography site provides a rich platform for fans old and new to immerse themselves in the creative genius of Prince.  Visit the discography website here: https://www.princeestate.com

The Prince Estate serves to present Prince’s life and work, and celebrate his ground-breaking cultural impact.

#Prince2Me 
#NothingCompares2U 





Limited Edition 7” picture disk and black vinyl tracklisting and credits:

A. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (EDIT VERSION)                        [4:12]
B. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (FULL LENGTH VERSION)          [4:40]

Recorded in July 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN
Mixed by Tony Maserati at Mirrorball Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Assistant mix Engineer: Tyler Scott
Written, Arranged, Performed and Produced by Prince
Saxophone by Eric Leeds
Backing Vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul Peterson
Engineered by Susan Rogers

The Record Company return with 'All Of This Life,' out June 22 via Concord Records

Great news for a Friday; today comes news that The Record Company is set to return with a new album in June. You can also check out the great first single from the new disc...



THE RECORD COMPANY RETURN WITH BLISTERING NEW ALBUM
ALL OF THIS LIFE, OUT JUNE 22ND ON CONCORD RECORDS
GRAMMY-NOMINATED TRIO ANNOUNCES FALL HEADLINING TOUR
PLAYING LARGEST VENUES TO DATE

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE “LIFE TO FIX” VIA NPR MUSIC

“…LIKE A SUPERSONIC JET BLOWING WILDLY THROUGH
THE UNIVERSE OF ROCK.” - NPR MUSIC


The Record Company will release All Of This Life, the hotly anticipated follow-up to their 2016 GRAMMY-nominated debut, on June 22, 2018 via Concord Records. One listen to the band’s exhilarating new music and it’s clear just how much the trio has grown as a result of their meteoric rise. The gritty guitar, fuzzed-out bass, and driving drums are still front and center, but the songs are bolder and more ambitious this time around, deeper and more reflective, brimming with adventurous vitality while remaining firmly tethered to the roots of American rock and roll that have always grounded and nourished the group.
“After that first album, everything just got amplified,” says singer/guitarist Chris Vos. “Our lives got crazier and bigger and more complicated in the best possible ways, and our sound and our songwriting just naturally grew alongside that. We’re the same people we always were, but The Record Company isn’t just three guys in a living room anymore.”

While the band—Vos, bassist Alex Stiff, and drummer Marc Cazorla—still worked up most of the album’s ten new, original songs at home, they headed to nearby Boulevard Recording in Hollywood on a quest to break new ground. With Stiff in the producer’s chair and an eclectic array of analog gear in the studio - which has hosted everyone from Pink Floyd to Fleetwood Mac to The War on Drugs - The Record Company pushed the limits of their production and arrangements into uncharted territory, while still capturing all the irresistible power and spontaneity of their live shows. Mixed by Mark Needham, the resulting songs reflect our troubled times, looking inward rather than out, musing on personal empowerment, self-improvement, and the supremacy of love.
“This record to me is about making yourself better,” Vos explains. “It’s about owning your spot in the world. If you’re not on the right path, the only person who can take that next step to fix it is you.”

The Record Company's own path is a rock n' roll dream made real, fueled by talent and determination. This trio of gritty underdog musicians played in bars and clubs for years before joining forces in LA, and cutting an album – at home, on thrifted instruments – that turned their world upside down. Give It Back To You garnered a GRAMMY nomination, spawned three Top Five hits at Triple-A radio (including the #1 smash “Off The Ground”), and earned the band a slew of festival appearances and sold-out headline dates around the world.  They made the rounds on late night and daytime TV, shared bills with John Mayer, Mavis Staples, My Morning Jacket and others, and racked up more than ten million streams on Spotify alone. The critical response was just as ecstatic, with Rolling Stoneraving that the band “kick[s] up a raw, rootsy racket” and Entertainment Weekly calling the album a “soul scorcher.”

The Record Company will hit the road extensively in support of All Of This Life headlining their biggest venues to date.  See below for a full list of dates.

The Record Company rocking the Backporch stage at the 2016
Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, CA.
Photo: Bob Steshetz
ALL OF THIS LIFE TRACK LISTING
1. Life To Fix
2. I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now)
3. Goodbye To The Hard Life
4. Make It Happen
5. You And Me Now
6. Coming Home
7. The Movie Song
8. Night Games
9. Roll Bones
10. I’m Changing

BUY/STREAM “LIFE TO FIX”

THE RECORD COMPANY 2018 TOUR DATES
Apr 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater420 Fest
Apr 21 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Apr 22 – Wilmington, NC @ Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews
Apr 25 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Apr 27 – Panama City Beach, FL @ SandJam
Apr 28 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
May 12 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
May 14 – Rochester, NY @ Lilac Festival
May 18 – Chicago, IL @ Gallagher Way FKA The Park at Wrigley
May 19 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion – WMMR*BQ
May 26 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Festival
Jun 1 – Indianapolis, IN @ WTTS Rock on the River
Jun 2 – Eagle, CO @ Bonfire Block Party
Jun 7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Jun 9 – Cleveland, OH @ LaureLive
Jun 10 – Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Bar
Jun 12 – Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
Jun 16 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
Jul 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
Sep 2 – Snowmass, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Sept 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sept 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sept 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sept 19 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Sep 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Sep 22 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival
Sep 23 – Louisville, MY @ Bourbon And Beyond Festival
Sept 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater
Sept 26 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sept 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept 30 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Oct 11 - Norfolk, VA @ NorVA
Oct 12 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Oct 13 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Oct 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Oct 18 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 22 - Portland, ME @ Aura
Oct 23 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Oct 26 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Oct 27 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Oct 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Oct 30 - Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
Nov 1 - Austin, TX @ Scott Inn
Nov 2 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 3 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Nov 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
Nov 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 7 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Nov 9 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern