Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Def Leppard, 'The Wizard of Oz,' Nekromantix discs highlight schedule of upcoming releases
Def Leppard's 'Mirror Ball' set for release on June 7, 2011
Release Marks the First Official LP from Def Leppard That Will Be Available Digitally
48 City U.S. Summer Tour with Heart Set to Kick Off On June 15
New Website DefLeppard.com Launching in May!
Go to DefLeppard.com to hear the new single “Undefeated” and to view Mirror Ball’s cover art.
Def Leppard has confirmed June 7, 2011 as the release date for their first ever live album Mirror Ball (Bludgeon Riffola/Mailboat Records), which will be available exclusively at Walmart & Sam’s Club locations in the United States and Canada. The album will include a 50 minute DVD that contains live performances and intimate backstage footage of the band captured on the road. A special limited vinyl edition will also be made available. Mirror Ball will also be available online, marking the first time the band’s music will officially be made available for digital purchase. Def Leppard will also be releasing their new community based website in May, which is being developed to be the ultimate Def Leppard fan experience and go- to destination for all things on the band.
Said Joe Elliott, "To be able to say at last, we have a live album out & it be a three disc package which includes a DVD makes me very happy ... it's the soundtrack of OUR lives…!"
Mirror Ball was recorded across the world over the course of many of the band’s sold-out dates and features all of the classic songs that have made Def Leppard one of the most respected and beloved power rock bands in the world. The album captures the group’s legendary concert experience at its thunderous best, bringing together live versions of classic Leppard hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin',” “Hysteria,” “Photograph” and an incredible rendition of “Bringing on the Heartache.” With their creative juices at full flow, the band has also added three new studio tracks: “Undefeated,” “It’s All About Believin’” and “Kings of the World,” that are undeniably Def Leppard. Mirror Ball follows the band’s 2008 studio release, Live From the Sparkle Lounge, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the group’s highest chart position since 1992’s Adrenalized.
1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
4. C'Mon C'Mon
5. Make Love Like A Man
6. Too Late For Love
8. Nine Lives
9. Love Bites
10. Rock On
1. Two Steps Behind
2. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
3. Switch 625
5. Armageddon It
7. Pour Some Sugar On Me
8. Rock Of Ages
9. Let's Get Rocked
11. Bad Actress
13. Kings Of The World
14. It's All About Believin’
Last month, Def Leppard announced their triumphant return to US stages with a 48 city summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour and on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com (for a list of dates go to DefLeppard.com). Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart.
In addition to the album, Chronicle Books will be releasing Def Leppard: the Definitive Visual History, featuring photos of the band by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin. His fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from their beginnings to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today. The book will be available this June 15.
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them and institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
For more information on Def Leppard’s US Tour and their new live album Mirror Ball please visit the band’s web site at www.defleppard.com
DECCA BROADWAY RELEASES ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S NEW PRODUCTION OF “THE WIZARD OF OZ”
2011 LONDON PALLADIUM RECORDING AVAILABLE DIGITALLY NOW AND IN STORES JUNE 28, 2011
(New York, NY – May 24, 2011) The 2011 London Palladium cast recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stunning new production of The Wizard Of Oz is currently available digitally and will be in stores June 28th through Decca Broadway in America. This 24 track set includes all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, plus new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
The production features multiple award-winning performer Michael Crawford as the Wizard and Danielle Hope – winner of the 2010 British television talent competition Over the Rainbow – as Dorothy. Other performers in the cast include Edward Baker-Duly (Tin Man), David Ganly (Cowardly Lion), Paul Keating (Scarecrow), Emily Tierney (Glinda) and Hannah Waddingham (Wicked Witch Of The West).
The Wizard of Oz is Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's first production together in the West End in over three decades. To create the new musical, Lloyd Webber adapted the 1939 film's screenplay with director Jeremy Sams, and added several new songs to the film's score with Rice. In July 2010, Lloyd Webber told the Daily Mail, "The fact is that The Wizard of Oz has never really worked in the theatre. The film has one or two holes where in the theatre you need a song. For example, there's nothing for either of the two witches to sing. Tim and I are doing quite a specific thing, because we know what's missing."
The production opened in England to excellent reviews and record-breaking business, and promises to inspire a new generation of fans by offering a new perspective on a timeless classic.
2. Nobody Understands Me
3. Over The Rainbow
4. Wonders Of The World
5. The Twister
6. Arrival In Munchkinland
7. Munchkinland / Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead
8. Follow The Yellow Brick Road
9. If I Only Had A Brain / We’re Off To See The Wizard
10. If I Only Had A Heart / We’re Off To See The Wizard
11. If I Only Had The Nerve / We’re Off To See The Wizard
12. We’re Outta The Woods
13. The Merry Old Land Of Oz
14. Bring Me The Broomstick
15. Haunted Forest
16. Red Shoe Blues
18. Red Shoe Blues (Reprise)
19. Over The Rainbow (Reprise)
20. If I Only Had A Plan
21. The Rescue
22. Hail Hail! The Witch is Dead
23. The Wizards Departure
24. Already Home
NEKROMANTIX UNLEASH “WHAT HAPPENS IN HELL, STAYS IN HELL” AUG 2, 2011
North American Tour Begins July 26th/VIP Packages Available May 26, 2011
Revered psychobilly trio Nekromantix have emerged from the depths of isolation to unleash their latest sonic creation, a monstrous slab of demonic rock and roll entitled What Happens In Hell, Stays In Hell. This dangerously hypnotic album careens into stores on August 2, 2011 via Hellcat Records and includes 13 songs of blistering death defying rock. In anticipation, the band will be offering special VIP Packages to their most dedicated fans on May 26 through the website below.
Led by charismatic rock and roll rebel Kim Nekroman and his legendary coffin bass, the Nekromantix have emerged as preeminent purveyors of a powerful and haunting psychobilly sound, an intoxicating mixture of surging anthemic punk and seductive reverb soaked rockabilly. The new record What Happens In Hell, Stays In Hell offers up frantic energetic romps like lead off track “Bats In My Pants,” the riotous revelry moves along with the ominous anthem “Sleepwalker With A Gun,” followed by a tribute to the immortal Hollywood horror legend with “Bela Lugosi’s Star.”
In support of the new album, Nekromantix will be loading up their hot-rod hearse to blaze across North America, igniting the festivities with a performance in the scorched desert landscape of Southern California on July 26th.
The band will also be offering special presale VIP packages for their most dedicated fans. These packages will include:
- A CD copy of What Happens In Hell, Stays In Hell
- One general admission ticket
- Access to meet & greet Nekromantix
- One Nekromantix 3D Laminate
- An autographed Nekromantix tour poster
- Anyone who pre-orders tickets and the VIP package or tickets and CD will get a free download of “Bats In My Pants”
- VIP packages are limited 30 per market
Purchase presale tickets for the tour at: http://tixx1.artistarena.com/nekromantix
Nekromantix Tour Dates:
TUE, JUL 26, 2011 VICTORVILLE CA VVEC
WED, JUL 27, 2011 SAN LUIS OBISPO CA Downtown Brew
THU, JUL 28, 2011 SANTA CRUZ CA The Catalyst- The AtriumRoom
FRI, JUL 29, 2011 OAKLAND CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
SAT, JUL 30, 2011 SACRAMENTO CA Ace of Spades
SUN, JUL 31, 2011 RENO NV Knitting Factory - Reno
TUE, AUG 2, 2011 SEATTLE WA El Corazon
WED, AUG 3, 2011 PORTLAND OR Hawthorne Theater
TUE, AUG 9, 2011 BOISE ID Knitting Factory
WED, AUG 10, 2011 SALT LAKE CITY UT The Complex- Grand Room
THU, AUG 11, 2011 LAS VEGAS NV House of Blues - Las Vegas
FRI, AUG 12, 2011 LOS ANGELES CA House of Blues Los Angeles
SAT, AUG 13, 2011 SAN DIEGO CA Epicenter
SUN, AUG 14, 2011 SANTA ANA CA Yost Theater
WED, AUG 24, 2011 TUCSON AZ The Rock
THU, AUG 25, 2011 EL PASO TX Badland Billiards
FRI, AUG 26, 2011 AUSTIN TX Red Seven
SAT, AUG 27, 2011 CORPUS CHRISTI TX Theo's
SUN, AUG 28, 2011 SAN ANTONIO TX , White Rabbit
TUE, AUG 30, 2011 DALLAS TX LaGrange
WED, AUG 31, 2011 HOUSTON TX Warehouse Live
THU, SEP 1, 2011 NEW ORLEANS LA House Of Blues NO-Parish
FRI, SEP 2, 2011 PENSACOLA FL Vinyl Music Hall
SUN, SEP 4, 2011 TAMPA FL The Local 662
TUE, SEP 6, 2011 ORLANDO FL The Social
WED, SEP 7, 2011 JACKSONVIILLE FL Jack Rabbits
THU, SEP 8, 2011 GREENSBORO NC Green Street
FRI, SEP 9, 2011 VIRGINIA BEACH VA Jewish Mother
SAT, SEP 10, 2011 BALTIMORE MD Otto Bar
SUN, SEP 11, 2011 WEST CHESTER PA The Note- West Chester
TUE, SEP 13, 2011 NEW YORK NY The Lounge @ Gramercy
WED, SEP 14, 2011 ASBURY PARK NJ Asbury Lanes
THU, SEP 15, 2011 ALLSTON MA Great Scott
TUE, SEP 20, 2011 CLEVELAND OH Beachland Ballroom
WED, SEP 21, 2011 DETROIT MI Small's
THU, SEP 22, 2011 NEWPORT KY The Southgate House
FRI, SEP 23, 2011 CHICAGO IL Reggies Rock Club
SUN, SEP 25, 2011 DES MOINES IA House Of Bricks
MON, SEP 26, 2011 ST. LOUIS MO Firebird
WED, SEP 28, 2011 DENVER CO Bluebird Theater
THU, SEP 29, 2011 ALBUQUERQUE NM Launchpad
FRI, SEP 30, 2011 TEMPE AZ Club House