Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tom Petty box set 'An American Treasure' to be released Sept. 28 on Reprise Records

Wow, can't wait for this! Make sure to revisit Also, while waiting for 'An American Treasure' to be released this fall, revisit Tom Petty's legacy via my review of one of his final concert performances. Click here to read my review of his September 21, 2017 Hollywood Bowl concert.


TOM PETTY BOX SET
AN AMERICAN TREASURE TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 28
ON REPRISE RECORDS
60-TRACK SET INCLUDES DOZENS OF NEWLY
DISCOVERED RECORDINGS FROM TOM PETTY’S VAULTS
VIDEO FOR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1982 SONG
 “KEEP A LITTLE SOUL” PREMIERES

Album artwork by Shepard Fairey

On September 28, Reprise Records will release An American Treasurea career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom’s remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer. An American Treasure marks the first release of Tom Petty music since the artist’s tragic passing in October 2017.
The first single from An American Treasure is “Keep A Little Soul”—a previously unreleased recording from 1982 sessions that resulted in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ classic album, Long After Dark. Watch the video featuring rare never-before-seen footage of the band here. The song is also available today with box set pre-order here. To add to the celebration of this announcement, a newly redesigned website at www.TomPetty.com has been launched.
Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and his wife, Dana Petty, were the primary catalysts for the commission, creation and release of An American Treasure­—a tribute and love letter pointing to the music in between the hits, and a strong musical portrait of the person they know in their hearts. Adria and Dana both serve as the project’s Executive Producers, and, together with Tom’s bandmates of 45 years, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and his studio collaborator, Ryan Ulyate, curated the box set’s track list from Petty’s rich song catalog. Campbell, Tench and Ulyate also produced An American Treasure.
The creation of An American Treasure was a true labor of love, as Adria Petty and Dana Petty explain, “Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years.  He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come.  We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.”
The custom cover artwork for An American Treasure was created by prominent American artist
Shepard Fairey from an image of Petty by renowned photographer Mark Seliger.
An American Treasure will be released in multiple formats: 
An American Treasure: Deluxe Edition—A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks, plus a 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs of Tom, his bandmates, family and friends. The booklet also features detailed track-by-track liner notes by noted journalist and Tom Petty aficionado Bud Scoppa, who drew upon his previous interviews with Tom and new conversations with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Ryan Ulyate, as well as Adria and Dana Petty. 
An American Treasure: Super Deluxe Limited Edition—A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks and an 84-page hardbound book expanded from the Deluxe Edition to include many additional photographs and an essay by renowned author Nicholas Dawidoff – written especially for An American Treasure – that speaks to Tom Petty’s presence in our lives and influence on our culture for more than 40 years.  This special package also includes a newly-created lithograph of Shepard Fairey’s cover artwork, as well as custom reproductions of Tom Petty’s handwritten lyrics to four songs featured in this collection and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
An American Treasure: Vinyl Edition—A 6-LP set that features all 60 tracks and a 48-page booklet containing all of the photographic and editorial elements found in the CD Deluxe Edition.  This set also includes the Nicholas Dawidoff essay.  This special Vinyl Edition will be released on Friday, November 23, but is available for pre-order now.
An American Treasure: Standard Edition—A 2-CD set that features 26 career spanning tracks chosen from the Deluxe editions, as well as Bud Scoppa’s detailed track-by-track.
All newly released recordings on An American Treasure have been mixed by Ryan Ulyate from pristine transfers of the original studio multitrack masters. All 60 recordings have been re-mastered for this collection by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
AN AMERICAN TREASURE TRACK LISTING (4-CD Editions):
CD 1
1
Surrender
Previously unreleased track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sessions—1976
2
Listen To Her Heart
Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
3
Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll
Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
4
When The Time Comes
Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
5
You’re Gonna Get It
Alternate version featuring strings from You’re Gonna Get It! sessions—1978
6
Radio Promotion Spot
1977
7
Rockin’ Around (With You)
Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers —November 9, 1976
8
Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)
Alternate version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—1976
9
Breakdown
Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
10
The Wild One, Forever
Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—November 9, 1976
11
No Second Thoughts
Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
12
Here Comes My Girl
Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
13
What Are You Doing In My Life
Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
14
Louisiana Rain
Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
15
Lost In Your Eyes
Previously unreleased single from Mudcrutch sessions—1974
CD 2
1
Keep A Little Soul
Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
2
Even The Losers
Live at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY—1989
3
Keeping Me Alive
Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
4
Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger
B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989
5
The Apartment Song
Demo recording (with Stevie Nicks)—1984
6
Concert Intro
Live introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
7
King’s Road
Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
8
Clear The Aisles
Live concert announcement by Tom Petty, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
9
A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)
Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
10
Straight Into Darkness
Alternate version from The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA—May 5, 1982
11
You Can Still Change Your Mind
Album track from Hard Promises—May 5, 1981
12
Rebels
Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—1985
13
Deliver Me
Alternate version from Long After Dark sessions—1982
14
Alright For Now
Album track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989
15
The Damage You’ve Done
Alternate version from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) sessions—1987
16
The Best Of Everything
Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—March 26, 1985
17
Walkin’ From The Fire
Previously unreleased track from Southern Accents sessions—March 1, 1984
18
King Of The Hill
Early take (with Roger McGuinn)—November 23, 1987
CD 3
1
I Won’t Back Down
Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997
2
Gainesville
Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—February 12, 1998
3
You And I Will Meet Again
Album track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991
4
Into The Great Wide Open
Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991
5
Two Gunslingers
Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013
6
Lonesome Dave
Previously unreleased track from Wildflowers sessions—July 23, 1993
7
To Find A Friend
Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
8
Crawling Back To You
Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
9
Wake Up Time
Previously unreleased track from early Wildflowers sessions—August 12, 1992
10
Grew Up Fast
Album track from Songs and Music from “She’s the One”—August 6, 1996
11
I Don’t Belong
Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—December 3, 1998
12
Accused Of Love
Album track from Echo—April 13, 1999
13
Lonesome Sundown
Album track from Echo—April 13, 1999
14
Don’t Fade On Me
Previously unreleased track from Wildflowers—sessions—April 20, 1994
CD 4
1
You And Me
Clubhouse version—November 9, 2007
2
Have Love Will Travel
Album track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
3
Money Becomes King
Album track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
4
Bus To Tampa Bay
Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—August 11, 2011
5
Saving Grace
Live at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA—June 16, 2006
6
Down South
Album track from Highway Companion—July 25, 2006
7
Southern Accents
Live at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
8
Insider
Live (with Stevie Nicks) at O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
9
Two Men Talking
Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 16, 2012
10
Fault Lines
Album track from Hypnotic Eye—July 29, 2014
11
Sins Of My Youth
Early take from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 12, 2012
12
Good Enough
Alternate version from Mojo sessions—2012
13
Something Good Coming
Album track from Mojo—July 15, 2010
14
Save Your Water
Album track from Mudcrutch 2—May 20, 2016
15
Like A Diamond
Alternate version from The Last DJ sessions—2002
16
Hungry No More
Live at House of Blues, Boston, MA—June 15, 2016

Monday, July 09, 2018

Sir Ringo Starr Celebrated the 10th Anniversary of His "Peace & Love" Birthday Event at Hard Rock Cafe Nice

It's nice to share a bit of nice news on a Monday!

Sir Ringo Starr celebrated the 10TH ANNIVERSARY of his “PEACE & LOVE” BIRTHDAY EVENT at Hard Rock Cafe Nice on Saturday, July 7, 2018 
 
Global “Peace & Love” Celebration Took Place in More Than 60 Countries


Barbara Starkey, left, with Ringo Starr on July 7.
Ringo Starr celebrated his birthday on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Nice, France, where he joined friends and fans in front of Hard Rock Cafe Nice to share a "Peace & Love" salute at noon. Ringo was accompanied by friends and family including his wife, Lady Barbara Starkey, his brother-in-law Joe Walsh with wife Marjorie Walsh, and his All Starrs (including Graham Gouldman, Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Gregg Bissonette and Warren Ham) with "honorary" All Starr for the day Matt Sorum. The now traditional “Peace & Love” moment invited fans from around the world to say, think or do “Peace & Love” at noon their time. This year’s tribute included celebrations in more than 60 countries.
 
At the event, The Deputy Mayor of the City of Nice, Rudy Salles, welcomed the crowd, and spoke to the importance of “Peace & Love” day. Mr. Salles introduced a musical tribute, which was performed by Ringo’s current All Starr band and Joe Walsh. They played “Act Naturally” and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” and “Funk 49”. Joe then introduced the birthday boy - Ringo - who had already darted out to join the band for a few bits. Ringo thanked the Hard Rock, and event sponsors David Lynch Foundation and Modern Drummer and of course all the fans and friends worldwide who made this 10th Anniversary the biggest yet. The group did a countdown to a noon “Peace & Love” cheer, tossing out “Peace & Love” wristbands and Peace cookies to fans.
 
Starr began the tradition of celebrating a “Peace & Love” birthday with Hard Rock 10 years ago, when he and his wife Barbara joined throngs of fans on the streets of Chicago. The next celebration was a traffic-stopping event in front of Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square, with additional birthday stops in subsequent years at Hard Rock Cafe locations in Hamburg, Germany and Nashville, Tennessee, and three years at the Capitol Tower in Los Angeles.


On a related note, check out the video tribute to Ringo Starr's annual birthday celebration that MUSIC WORTH BUYING co-hosts TJR and Robert Kinsler filmed on Saturday, July 7 here:




For additional information on Ringo Starr please visit www.ringostarr.com

Summertime Heats Up Via New Releases

A wide range of outstanding releases are helping heat up the summer, including a surprise stunner from Gorillaz, an outstanding sophomore album from the Rails, the third LP from New York-based artist Vincent Poag and a historic live release from guitar great Dennis Coffey.



Artist: Gorillaz
Title: The Now Now (Warner Bros./Parlophone)
You might like if you enjoy: Gorillaz, Damon Albarn's "Everyday Robots"
Tell me more: On the brilliant new Gorillaz release The Now Now, singer-songwriter Damon Albarn has essentially followed up his 2014 release Everyday Robots with a sequel of sorts; the new disc is intoxicating musically even while offering a lyrically-impactful search for finding one's self in a world - America in particular  where people seem to be more alone than ever. Whereas 2017's Gorillaz return Humanz was packed with all-star guests ranging from Mavis Staples and Grace Jones to Popcaan across the track list, The Now Now is a decidedly more intimate and stronger affair. A soundscape paved with cool beats, retro synths and grooves surrounding Albarn's signature vocals, the 11-track disc includes the breezy "Humility" (featuring jazz guitarist George Benson's shining fretwork), the '80s-mining "Tranz," infectious "Lake Zurich," distant "Magic City" (complete with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon's flourishes) and the enthralling "One Percent." Information: gorillaz.com.



Artist: The Rails
Title: Other People (Thirty Tigers)
You might like if you enjoy: Carbon Leaf, Bright Blue Gorilla
Tell me more: It's so clear; the Rails get it. Other People, the latest release from the London-based duo comprised of Kami Thompson (daughter of Linda and Richard Thompson) and James Walbourne (his performance credits include the celebrated likes of the Pretenders, Son Volt and Ray Davies) is a disc that will impress on a single listen even while revealing ever-growing lyrical and sonic layers with subsequent listens. There are tracks rooted in traditional Irish folk sounds ("The Cally," "Other People"), indie roots rockers ("Late Surrender," "Brick And Mortar") and Americana folk ("Drowned in Blue," "Mansion Of Happiness") — all lushly arranged and emotionally truthful. Beyond their talents as top-tier musicians, the duo's secret weapon may well be that Thompson and Walbourne each have amazing and distinctive voices and are able to create a magical third voice when they sing together (just listen to the affecting "Dark Times," wistful "Leaving The Land" and tender "I Wish, I Wish"). Information: TheRailsOfficial.com.



Artist: Vincent Poag
Title: Heroes and Demons (Danal Music)
You might like if you enjoy: Tom Waits, John Prine, Bob Dylan
Tell me more: Based in New York City, singer-songwriter-guitarist Vincent Poag uses his rich baritone to deliver original material that taps into his observations inspired by both a look inward as well as studies directed outward toward the big world around him. On his newly-issued third album Heroes and Demons, there is a straightforward lyrical approach enhanced by creative songwriting in the tradition of American favorites including Randy Newman, Bob Dylan and John Prine. Whether delivering a front-and-center appreciation of life itself ("Beautiful Day") in uncertain times like theses, or tapping into the jangly pop rock of Tom Petty ("Young Again") and utilizing a retro jazzy backdrop on the winning "One Step Ahead of Gloom," Poag's style allows him to weave a number of genres into a singular sound. The Waterboys-flavored "Piper Play" is this writer's favorite; the nugget recalls some of Mike Scott's most Celtic-drenched treasures with a luxurious moodscape enhanced by Irish flute, mandolin, fiddle and accordion. Information: VincentPoag.com.



Artist: Dennis Coffey
Title: One Night at Morey's: 1968 (Omnivore Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: Dennis Coffey
Tell me more: Listening to the power and inventiveness of Dennis Coffey's One Night at Morey's, it's hard to believe the live performance featuring Coffey on guitar, organist Lyman Woodard and drummer Melvin Davis was recorded 50 years ago. The power and range of the trio is breathtaking; the three musicians blend jazz, funk, R&B and rock via a freewheeling approach that showcases the trio's virtuoso chops and creative chemistry. The instrumental reworking of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" plays out over a fast-moving 13+ minutes! The Meters' "Cissy Strut" is buoyant, with the rhythmic groove a launching pad for flat-out masterful lead guitar work courtesy of Coffey. Those looking for some flat-out killer lead guitar work from Coffey can check out "Burning Spear," where the speed of his runs thrills. A version of the Young Rascals' "Groovin' " certainly serves as the perfect groove for the trio, with all three musicians offering up some outstanding musicianship — all of it nuanced and presented in the service of the piece itself. The originals featured here — "Big City Lights," "Mindbender," and "Union Station" — and they are equally potent. Information: omnivorerecordings.com.



Robert Kinsler


Friday, July 06, 2018

Bird Streets (featuring John Brodeur & Jason Falkner) preview Omnivore Recordings album at Hotel Cafe, August 25

Here is breaking news on an exciting new release from Bird Streets, a project teaming artists John Brodeur and Jason Falkner...


Look what’s flying in from Brooklyn…the new band from John Brodeur and Jason Falkner
With new self-titled Omnivore debut album out August 10th.
BIRD STREETS
Sat. Aug. 25  LOS ANGELES  Hotel Café, Second Stage
1623 North Cahuenga Blvd., Showtime: 9:00p.m.; Tickets: $10 pre sale



Bird Streets' Jason Falkner, left, with John Brodeur.

Brooklyn-based musician John Brodeur is the New York songwriter and musician behind Bird Streets.  He will be live in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café Second Stage on Saturday, August 25.  He will be joined by Los Angeles-based friend, collaborator and producer Jason Falkner for this special show. 

Bird Streets will be released on August 10 via Los Angeles record label Omnivore Recordings.  The label is known primarily as a reissues label so when it releases something new, it’s always tuneful and noteworthy. 

In need of a creative rebirth after years on the music-industry margins, Brodeur reached out to his friend, the producer and multi-instrumentalist Jason Falkner, to suggest they record together. The album yielded by this pairing is both fresh and familiar — a dynamic collection of introspective indie-rock and power-pop that draws liberally on the music of decades past without being bluntly nostalgic, with Brodeur’s voice like an old friend you’re meeting for the first time.

Over a career that’s spanned nearly 20 years, Brodeur has independently produced and released several solo albums, including 2013’s Little Hopes; fronted rock trios the Suggestions and Maggie Mayday; and worked as a touring and studio musician for scores of acts, including the Morning After Girls, Freedy Johnston, and White Hills. Falkner is a widely respected performer and producer whose studio credits include Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, and Daniel Johnston. He’s a founding member of power-pop legends Jellyfish, and is the one-man band behind a string of critically lauded solo records, including 1996’s Author Unknown; and a longstanding associate of Beck, currently serving as the lead guitarist in his live band.

The name Bird Streets springs from a tony real-estate enclave in the Hollywood Hills, which Brodeur first discovered when the recording sessions were first getting underway — but also references Brodeur’s one-time hometown of Albany, N.Y., which provided the characters and inspiration for some of the album’s 11 songs.

Brodeur and Falkner were introduced some years ago by mutual friend and fellow one-man-band type Luther Russell (The Freewheelers, Those Pretty Wrongs). Russell appears on Bird Streets via one of the three battling guitar solos that close the track “Stop to Breathe.” Other guests include Miranda Lee Richards and Maesa Pullman, whose voices form the “choir of angels” that gives wings to “Spaceship.”

Lyrically, these songs draw heavily on internal conflict — self-doubt, anxiety, depression — with an overarching feeling of wistful resignation rather than blind optimism. Periodically difficult themes are delivered via unshakable melodies, a dichotomy that recalls the tightrope walked by artists like Elliott Smith and David Bazan/Pedro the Lion. In album opener “Carry Me,” Brodeur celebrates “new beginnings and bitter ends” over a bright, bristling bed of electric guitars, then laments the end of a friendship that was once “tighter than Steely Dan” in the eminently catchy “Betting on the Sun.” From there the album jumps between epic power-ballads (“Stop to Breathe”) and British Invasion-flavored power-pop (“Thanks for Calling”), the George Harrison-via-Radiohead melancholy of “Heal” and the grungy jangle of “Until the Crown.”

Now, after years in the making — and decades on the outside looking in — Bird Streets is giving Brodeur a renewed creative energy, and a shot at reaching a larger audience.

Ann Wilson releases "I Am the Highway" off forthcoming album 'Immortal' today

If you are planning to hit the highly-anticipated "Stars Align Tour" with Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson this summer, make sure to catch up on Ann Wilson's new solo work, including the first single from her forthcoming LP Immortal...



ANN WILSON OF HEART
TODAY RELEASES "I AM THE HIGHWAY"
AS FIRST TRACK FROM HER NEW ALBUM
'IMMORTAL'
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 14 ON BMG
ANN'S HEADLINING DATES START TONIGHT,
AFTER WHICH SHE JOINS THE SUMMER-LONG 
"STARS ALIGN TOUR"
WITH JEFF BECK AND PAUL RODGERS BEGINNING JULY 18


Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis

Ann Wilson of HEART, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, has released "I Am the Highway" as the first track from her new album that's due out September 14 on BMG. Fittingly titled Immortal, the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of Wilson's influences and friends who've recently passed and whose music poignantly lives on.
"I Am The Highway"--originally an Audioslave song that was sung by the late Chris Cornell and written with his bandmates--was released today (July 6) across all digital platform safter its premiere yesterday at RollingStone.com. The song is also available as an instant-grat track with album pre-orders, starting today; click here to access.
"The song is strong, confident, spiritual," says the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee of "I Am The Highway." "It's about a person who refuses to be tied down to the mundane, who is constantly looking for freedom and independence on a more universal scale, not just ordinary everyday reality. It was the cry of a soul, and it's a beautiful song. Chris and I were friends; we had a lot in common, we were both outsiders in a way. He left us with amazing music."
For Immortal, which marks her debut for BMG, Wilson has teamed with original Heart producer Mike Flicker (Dreamboat AnnieMagazineLittle QueenDog and Butterfly and Bebe Le Strange, among others). "Mike was the first producer to believe in me," Wilson says. "He was my first teacher in the studio and knows how to provide that special support needed to bring out my soul in the recording process. It is exciting to work with him for the first time since 1980. I have traveled many, many miles since then but the old feeling is still there and fresh on Immortal. He has fearlessly helped me bring my ideas to life once again and it's been a great collaboration."
ANN chose the album title Immortal after revealing some working titles early on in the project. "The original working titles evolved as the concept for the album evolved; a little bit at a time," explains ANN. "As my understanding of what I had undertaken grew and clarified, I realized a larger truth; that the souls may have departed but the songs will forever be their resonances. These are the poets of our time and their expressions must be handed down. Poetry is lasting and elemental like carvings in rock."
The finely etched tracks that comprise Immortal cover a lot of musical ground, with many highlights including songs by Leonard Cohen ("A Thousand Kisses Deep"),Amy Winehouse ("Back to Black"), David Bowie ("I'm Afraid of Americans"),Lesley Gore ("You Don't Own Me") and Tom Petty ("Luna"). ANN says the criteria for choosing this collection of songs was easy. "First of all, I had to LOVE them! They had to be songs I could get inside of authentically as a singer. Lyrics are important to me but the most important thing is always the marriage of words and melody that makes the song magic!"
With sexism at the forefront of the national conversation, ANN says this did factor into the inclusion of "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore. "'You Don't Own Me' was originally an early feminist anthem in the 1960's and '70's. Since then the idea of self possession has grown to be more universal...This song is about refusing to be objectified and owned. By anyone."
Immortal includes some very special guests as well. "Warren Haynes plays on Tom Petty's 'Luna' and 'You Don't Own Me,'" Wilson reveals. "Ben Mink is featured on Leonard Cohen's 'A Thousand Kisses Deep' and Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black.' They are both musicians and great people whom I admire. It's always a pleasure and an honor to work with them. Their souls shine through on these songs!"
The full IMMORTAL track listing is as follows:
"You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
"I Am the Highway" (Chris Cornell, Audioslave)
"Luna" (Tom Petty)
"I'm Afraid of Americans" (David Bowie)
"Politician" (Cream) in honor of Jack Bruce
"A Thousand Kisses Deep" (Leonard Cohen)
"Life in the Fast Lane" (Joe Walsh, The Eagles) in honor of Glenn Frey
"Back to Black" (Amy Winehouse)
"A Different Corner" (George Michael)
"Baker Street" (Gerry Rafferty)
ANN's headlining solo dates start tonight (July 6) in Snoqualmie, WA and run through July 15 in Aspen, CO. Then, she joins the much-anticipated "Stars Align Tourwith Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers, which kicks off July 18 in West Valley City, Utah and stops in over 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada including Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto and Nashville, before wrapping August 26 in Tampa.ANN's set list this summer will include songs from IMMORTALThe songs will also be featured in ANN's first-ever solo television special (details TBA), taped this past Aprilat the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL, to coincide with the album's release.
ANN WILSON's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
DATECITYVENUE
Headlining Dates:
Fri7/6Snoqualmie, WASnoqualmie Casino
Sat7/7Bremerton, WAAdmiral Theatre
Mon7/9Salem, ORElsinore Theatre
Wed7/11Jacksonville, ORBritt Pavilion
Thu7/12Lemoore, CATachi Palace
Sat7/14Albuquerque, NMRoute 66 Casino
Sun7/15Aspen, COBelly Up
Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers:
Wed7/18West Valley City, UTUSANA Amphitheatre
Fri7/20Irvine, CAFivePoint Amphitheatre
Sun7/22Chula Vista, CAMattress Firm Amphitheatre
Tue7/24Houston, TXSmart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Wed7/25Dallas, TXThe Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sat7/28St. Louis, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun7/29Chicago, ILHuntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Tue7/31Detroit, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed8/1Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage
Fri8/3Boston, MABlue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sat8/4Camden, NJBB&T Pavilion
^Tue8/7Lewiston, NYArtpark Amphitheatre
Wed8/8Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
Fri8/10Indianapolis, INRuoff Home Mortgage Music Center
^Sat8/11Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Sun8/12Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Tue8/14Wantagh, NYNorthwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri8/17Nashville, TNNashville Municipal Auditorium
Sun8/19Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
^Mon8/20Vienna, VAWolf Trap
Thu8/23Jacksonville, FLDaily's Place
Sat8/25West Palm Beach, FLCoral Sky Amphitheatre
Sun8/26Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
^with Jeff Beck only
with Cheap Trick
Fri9/21Lincoln, CAThunder Valley Casino Resort