Monday, August 17, 2015

Sights and Sounds: Rage Against The Machine, James Bay, Dierks Bentley

Happy Monday everybody. Here is what is new in the news...

Rage Against The Machine 'Live At Finsbury Park' coming to DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats October 16

This fall, Eagle Rock Entertainment will drop the simultaneous release of Rage Against The Machine Live At Finsbury Park on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on October 16, 2015 [MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray].
Filmed in high definition at London’s Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010, this concert, which includes “Killing In The Name,” “Bulls On Parade,” “People Of The Sun,” “Guerrilla Radio,” “Bullet In The Head,” “Bombtrack,” “Sleep Now In The Fire,” and a cover of The Clash’s “White Riot”, comes with an interesting back story…
In late 2009, a successful campaign was launched by English DJ Jon Morter and his wife Tracy to promote an alternative to the omnipresent X-Factor winner being the Christmas #1 hit in the UK singles chart. The track they nominated was Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” The band supported the campaign, donated the proceeds from the sales to charity and lead singer Zack de la Rocha promised that Rage Against The Machine would perform a free concert in the UK to celebrate the achievement. This is that concert.
As bonus features, Live At Finsbury Park includes the “Behind The Scenes At Finsbury Park” feature and an interview with Jon & Tracy Morter.
Sonically blending elements of heavy metal, punk and hip-hop with social consciousness, Rage Against The Machine earned acclaim as the thinking man’s rock band. With de la Rocha’s vicious lyrical delivery and guitarist Tom Morello’s guitar innovations (at times “scratching” riffs akin to a DJ) backed by heavy bombastic rhythms, Rage delivered scathing commentary about corporate America, government oppression, and other problems of the world at large, amassing a rabid fan following in the process.
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:

1) Testify  
2) Bombtrack  
3) People Of The Sun  
4) Know Your Enemy  
5) Bulls On Parade  
6) Township Rebellion  
7) Bullet In The Head  
8) White Riot  
9) Guerrilla Radio  
10) Sleep Now In The Fire  
11) Freedom 
12) Killing In The Name


James Bay announces North American Fall headline tour

Nominated for "Artist to Watch" at MTV Video Music Awards

“James Bay – English folk rock sensation conquers” – Rolling Stone

“James Bay is fearless” – Chicago Tribune

“From the first time we heard James Bay, we knew he was one to watch” – Hollywood Reporter

“James Bay has come a long way in a short time” – NPR

JAMES BAY announces dates for his North American fall headline tour. Tickets go on sale Friday August 21, 2015 at 10am local time. The tour begins Friday, November 13 in Philadelphia at The Fillmore, plays major markets across the country, and finishes up on Tuesday, December 1st in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium. He’s out on the road in support of his full-length debut, Chaos And The Calm [Republic Records].

In addition, the critically acclaimed UK troubadour has been nominated as “Artist To Watch” for his “Hold Back The River” at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards—an honor previously bestowed upon the likes of The Killers, Lady Gaga, One Direction, and more. Fans may vote for winners up until 6pm ET on August 30, 2015 
HERE. In addition, VEVO has chosen BAY as its latest LIFT artist for September and earlier this month BAY performed for an intimate crowd in Chicago prior to Lollapalooza. Check out the performances here!

This past summer, he brought his energetic and unforgettable live show to 
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as the festival grounds of LollapaloozaSquamish, and Outside Lands. Check out an amazing video of fans singing along to BAY here

Worldwide, his star continues to rapidly rise. In the UK, after debuting number one the charts,Chaos And The Calm is certified platinum and is the biggest selling album of the year, the highest selling debut album since Sam Smith, and has been a mainstay in the Top 5. This  all after BAY received the BRIT’s Critics Choice Award joining the ranks of past winners Adele, Florence + The Machine, Jessie J and more.  In Australia, “Let It Go” is now double-platinum while “Hold Back The River” has been certified triple-platinum. The album debuted at #1 in over 20 countries and has sold over one million albums worldwide.

James Bay is a 24 year old singer songwriter hailing from the small town of Hitchin in the UK who grew up performing at London’s iconic venues. It was at one of these very performances that a fan filmed his set and shared the video on YouTube. The video quickly caught the attention of Republic Records who ended up flying BAY to New York and signing him on the spot. Since then he has been taking over the globe with his critically acclaimed album Chaos And The Calm and has performed all over the world on his highly anticipated headlining tour – sold out across the globe.

Tour Dates:
November 13rd            The Fillmore                Philadelphia, PA
November 14th                 Echostage                  Washington, DC
November 16th             House of Blues           Boston, MA
November 17th            Metropolis                   Montreal, QC
November 18th            Sound Academy          Toronto, ON
November 20th                Riviera Theater           Chicago, IL
November 21st            State Theatre              Minneapolis, MN
November 23rd            House of Blues            Dallas, TX
November 24th            House of Blues            Houston, TX
November 25th               Stubb's Waller Creek    Austin, TX
                                   Outdoor Amphitheater
November 27th            Rialto Theatre              Tucson, AZ
November 28th            The Marquee               Tempe, AZ
November 29th            Belly Up                        Solana Beach, CA
December 01st                Hollywood Palladium     Los Angeles, CA

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Dierks Bentley's 10th Anniversary "Miles & Music For Kids" rides November 1 and is stacked with a packed lineup

Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley has announced that his 10th Annual "Miles & Music For Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert will kick off CMA Awards week on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Nashville, TN. Over the course of the event's history, Bentley has raised more than $3 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals across the country. This year, he will be joined by an all-star concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith and others.

The 10th Anniversary celebration will once again begin at the Harley Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) for an hour-long ride that will end downtown at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater to close out their inaugural season. Following the ride, Bentley will take the stage for a family-friendly day of music with a lineup that will continue to grow as the event approaches.

Dierks Bentley fan club members will have first access to presale tickets for the 10th annual "Miles & Music for Kids” this Tuesday (8/18) at 10:00A CT through Citi is the official credit card of the event. Citi card members will have access to presales tickets beginning Wednesday (8/19) at 10A CT through its Private Pass program. General public tickets are available this Friday (8/21) at 10 a.m. CT, with individual concert tickets starting at $30, with special VIP rider and concert packages also available. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. For more ticket info, visit

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