Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Inbox Update: Justin Hayward, Bad Religion

Here are the latest highlights pulled from my inbox. Very exciting news that Justin Hayward is set to issue a solo album next month. Enjoy everybody!

On February 26, 2013, Eagle Records is proud to release Spirits Of The Western Sky by Justin Hayward
As lead guitarist and vocalist of the legendary rock band, The Moody Blues, Hayward is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters in music.  Justin’s songs include “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Question,” “The Voice,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name just a few of his worldwide hits.  Performing and recording for more than 40 years with The Moody Blues, during which the group has sold more than 60 million albums, Justin Hayward has been a driving force in the band’s success. 
Spirits Of The Western Sky, recorded in Genoa, Italy and Nashville, is Hayward’s first solo album since 1996’s The View From The Hill It features his trademark vocals and guitar work on tracks such as “One Day, Someday,” “On The Road To Love,” & album opener “In Your Blue Eyes,” and also highlights orchestrations by Academy Award-winning composer Anne Dudley. Additionally, Hayward moves into new areas with the three country and bluegrass-influenced tracks “What You Resist Persists,” “Broken Dream,” and “It’s Cold Outside Of Your Heart.”
Anne [Dudley] is one of the true greats,” states Justin, “in the same rarefied class of orchestrators as Peter Knight, who was such an inspiration in my early Moody Blues days. I’ve worked with Anne on different projects over the years and it’s always a joy (when she is arranging, all the studio musicians know it’s going to be wonderful).  I also co-wrote a song with my friend Kenny Loggins for Spirits Of The Western Sky. He and I were both on the road and staying in the same hotel.  We had a great day playing guitar together and we came up with ‘On The Road To Love’. Kenny plays and sings on the track with me. This album is a labor of love. It’s been my whole life for the last few years. I know we all have many choices nowadays and I thank everyone who gives my album a listen and brings these songs into their collection. Every track is truly from my heart”.
Building on the best of his work throughout an incredible career, Spirits Of The Western Sky is an album guaranteed to delight Justin Hayward’s legions of fans around the world. For more information, visit Hayward's official site at: http://www.justinhayward.com.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.


Band Announces North American Spring Tour
LA's legendary punk heroes Bad Religion are streaming their new album True North in its entirety starting today (Jan. 15, 2013), in front of their January 22nd album release date. In anticipation of their new release, Bad Religion have announced a North American tour starting in March of 2013 with support from  Against Me! and Polar Bear Club. Tickets for the tour go on-sale  starting this Thursday, January 17th.

To stream the new record, please go to: http://bit.ly/VGb3O1

True North celebrates the power of cogent punk in the face of personal pain and adversity. It is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible albums to date. Beneath the bristling guitars and surging drums exists one of the most cathartic works of the band’s career. WithTrue North, Bad Religion deliberately revisits and refines the fast melodic Southern California sound they helped to define on albums such as Suffer, No Control and Recipe For Hate.

With a new album around the corner, Bad Religion cements their place in punk rock history with 16 studio albums, worldwide critical acclaim and countless world tours  and will continue the celebration of their distinguished career with extensive touring  in 2013, a rare intimate show in Los Angeles on January 23rd at The Echo in Los Angeles and  their  first ever appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this January 30th.

Fans can pre-order True North by going here: http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/bad-religion/region/ and can check out the single "True North" via YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKflTc_RT6U

Bad Religion Tour Dates:

1/23/2013The EchoLos AngelesCA
3/8/2013OC Fair & Event CenterCosta MesaCA
3/9/2013SomaSan DiegoCA
3/12/2013Backstage LiveSan AntonioTX
3/13/2013House of BluesHoustonTX
3/14/2013House of BluesDallasTX
3/16/2013The Ritz YborTampaFL
3/17/2013House of Blues- OrlandoOrlandoFL
3/19/2013The MasqueradeAtlantaGA
3/20/2013War Memorial AuditoriumNashvilleTN
3/22/20139:30 ClubWashingtonDC
3/23/2013The Wellmont TheatreMontclairNJ
3/24/2013Electric FactoryPhiladelphiaPA
3/26/2013Terminal 5New YorkNY
3/28/2013House of BluesBostonMA
3/29/2013State TheatrePortlandME
3/30/2013MetropolisMontreal   QC
3/31/2013Kool HausToronto    ON
4/2/2013St. Andrews HallDetroitMI
4/4/2013Newport Music HallColumbusOH
4/5/2013Congress TheatreChicagoIL
4/6/2013Pops NightclubSaugetIL
4/8/2013Granada TheaterLawrenceKS
4/10/2013The FillmoreDenverCO
4/11/2013In The VenueSalt Lake CityUT
4/13/2013   Vogue TheaterVancouver   BC
4/14/2013Roseland TheaterPortlandOR
4/15/2013Showbox SoDoSeattleWA
4/18/2013Hollywood PalladiumHollywoodCA
5/26/2013Punk Rock BowlingLas VegasNV

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