Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inbox Update: The Rolling Stones add tour dates, Orange Amps support Little Kids Rock, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with Warren Haynes

Here is your Wednesday morning roundup!



The Rolling Stones have today announced that they will headline the Pinkpop Festival in Holland on Saturday 7 June and the TW Classic Festival in Belgium on Saturday 28 June as part of their 14 ON FIRE tour.

Mick Jagger commented: "I love festivals in the summertime and can't wait for the tour to get to Europe."

Keith Richards added: “Let’s keep this show on the road …the band are in top form so I’m really looking forward to getting back to Europe.”

The Rolling Stones - 14 ON FIRE tour sees Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood back out on the road again after a mammoth run of concerts in the UK and US last year, bringing their iconic music and groundbreaking stage shows to audiences around the globe. The Stones launched the 14 ON FIRE tour with their first ever gig in the Middle East in February, and are currently making their way through Asia, Australia and New Zealand, before returning to play Europe for the first time in seven years.

The band will treat their generations of fans to a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, ‘Tumbling Dice’, ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll’, plus a couple of unexpected gems.

The Rolling Stones will be playing more major shows in Europe in May and June, and these will be announced over the next two weeks.

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Over the past 12 months the Rolling Stones have thrilled fans with the release of a ground-breaking new documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, a greatest hits collection, ‘GRRR!’, a spectacular headlining performance at the UK’s biggest music festival Glastonbury and two historic sold out Hyde Park concerts in the UK in front of 120,000, which are chronicled in a new concert film ‘Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live’.


Orange Gives Campaign Benefiting Little Kids Rock Kicks off Today at SXSW 

Orange Amps Will Donate to the Music Education Charity for Each #OrangeGives Hashtag on Twitter or Instagram March 12-16
(Austin – March 12, 2014) Orange Amplification is getting loud at SXSW 2014 to support music education in schools amidst budget cuts nationwide that are eliminating programs in low-income communities. The renowned amplifier manufacturer – known for its unique tones and distinctive design – is encouraging music fans at SXSW and around the world to join them in bringing free music education and instruments to children in under-served public schools across the U.S.
Orange will donate $1 to Little Kids Rock every time someone posts to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #OrangeGives (limited to one entry per person/social media identity). You don't need to be at SXSW to participate, but bonus points if you post a photo or video of a band getting loud with Orange gear along with the hashtag #OrangeGives. The #OrangeGives campaign benefitting Little Kids Rock will kick off Wednesday, March 12 at 11am CST and ends Sunday, March 16 at 11:59pm CST.
SXSW-goers will have the opportunity to demo Orange gear at the Orange-sponsored Under the Radar day parties March 12-14 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th Street, Austin.
The lineup:
Wednesday, March 12: EMA, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan Mockasin, Lost in the Trees, Causal Sex, and Saintseneca
Thursday, March 13: We Were Promised Jet Packs, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Avi Buffalo, Thumpers, Painted Palms, and GEMS.
Friday, March 14: Charli XCX, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Weekend, Woman's Hour, and Glass Animals.
Click here for complete set times.
The parties are free and open to the public—no RSVPs or badges required. Orange will donate $1 to Little Kids Rock for each #OrangeGives hashtag during the duration of the campaign.
What's more, everyone who includes the #OrangeGives hashtag along with a photo or video showing Orange gear – whether on stage at SXSW, in their home studio or with bands rocking out at a local club – will be entered into a drawing to win a premium Orange OR15 Amp Head.
The #OrangeGives campaign was created by M4G (Music for Good) Media, which connects top-notch brands, artists and non-profits to create mutually beneficial campaigns and events.
About Orange Amplification 
Orange Amplification have been a pioneering force in guitar and bass amplification since 1968. They have built a reputation of delivering innovative technology, always built with uncompromising attention to detail and quality. Known as the best British guitar amplifier manufacturer for both design and build, they dominate the world’s stages and studios. Orange are rightfully proud of their heritage, a story that began in the late 1960’s. The world’s greatest rock icons, including Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis, Madonna, Jim Root and Geddy Lee are proud to stand in front of the unmistakable iconic brand and rely upon its unique tone.
About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in under-served public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in their innovative curriculum while donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. To date they have served more than 250,000 students. More info at
About M4G (Music for Good) Media
M4G brings together reputable brands, artists and non-profits to create mutually beneficial campaigns and events that raise awareness and enhance the image of brands’ products and services. M4G works with brands and musicians to implement charitable-giving and cause-marketing campaigns that benefit worthwhile causes while increasing customer and fan loyalty. More info at


Round Records Releases Re-mastered, Limited Edition Vinyl Of Garcia, Jerry Garcia's Solo Debut, On Record Store Day, April 19

The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes will visit four additional cities this spring: Wallingford, CT, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI and St. Louis, MO. 
This groundbreaking orchestral adventure - curated by the Garcia family - will feature his storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead's shows. GRAMMY®-winning vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule) will lend his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia'smasterworks. Haynes brings an intimate knowledge of the material, having performed extensively with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends. He will be collaborating with some of the country's most respected symphonies. A limited number of tickets are still available HERE for the previously announced May 13 and 14 dates with The Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA.

In celebration of Record Store Day, Round Records will re-issue GarciaJerry Garcia's solo debut, on Saturday, April 19. The white 180-gram vinyl will come inindividually numbered foil-stamped packaging (edition of 1,500) and include a free MP3 download card. The limited edition re-issue features newly re-mastered audio from the original 30ips 1/4" mix master reels.

Garcia was originally released in January 1972 and peaked at No. 35 on theBillboard 200 - the highest charting solo release of Garcia's career.  Garcia provides most of the album's instrumentation himself, performing on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, bass, piano, organ, samples and vocals.  Grateful Dead drummerBill Kreutzmann appears on drums.  The album's songs - six of which became staples in the Grateful Dead repertoire - are credited to GarciaKreutzmann and lyricist Robert Hunter.  

Garcia spoke lightly of the album at the time, telling Rolling Stone, "I'm just going on a trip. I have curiosity to see what I can do, and I've a desire to get into sixteen track and go on trips that are too weird for me to want to put anybody else I know through. And also I want to pay for this house."

While Garcia characterized the album as "self-indulgent," notes, "Time has rendered that assessment utterly false, as Garcia is nothing short of a full-bodied artistic expression from one of rock & roll's most multi-faceted musicians."

About Jerry Garcia:
Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) created an unparalleled legacy across the American landscape, most notably in his role as a founding member, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead. Garcia's unmistakable guitar tone enchanted multitudes of "Deadheads" throughout the band's 30-year career and beyond. His work with the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman and projects with Merl Saunders only scratch at the surface of his musical influences as he set out to master the Great American Songbook. Unequivocally devoted to the craft of music, Garcia continues to inspire future generations through the body of work he has left behind and his creative spirit.

About Warren Haynes: 
Grammy® Award-winning artist Warren Haynes is a member of three of the greatest live groups in rock history: The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead and his own Gov't Mule, which has sold more than two million song downloads from their own MuleTracks web site. Haynes, named as one of  "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" by Rolling Stone, has also released three solo albums and performed or recorded with such artists as Phil Lesh & Friends, James Hetfield, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, Kid Rock and B.B. King.

Garcia - Track Listing:
1. Deal
2. Bird Song
3. Sugaree
4. Loser
5. Late For Supper
6. Spidergawd
7. Eep Hour
8. To Lay Me Down
9. An Odd Little Place
10. The Wheel

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes - Itinerary 

5/13 - Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall w/The Boston Pops. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
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5/14 -   Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall w/The Boston Pops. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
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5/15 - Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents at Oakdale Theatre
            General On-Sale begins March 21, 10am ET
5/20 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
            General On-Sale begins March 28
5/21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
            General On-Sale begins March 14, Noon CT
5/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
            General On-Sale begins March 14, 10am CT

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