Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sights and Sounds: Tom Petersson, Radiohead, Chris Stapleton, Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton

Although much of the action happening this week is centered in Austin for the annual SXSW shindig, there is plenty of other music-related news to share...

Orange Amps Ambassador Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Photo credit: Robert Knight
Orange Amplification would like to congratulate Ambassador Tom Petersson on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of the rock band Cheap Trick. The ceremony will take place on Friday 8th April 2016 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Tom Petersson is the founding bassist of the rock group Cheap Trick and the co-creator of the twelve string bass. He had the idea for the twelve string bass in 1973 and when friends started their own guitar company, he managed to persuade them to make him one. Cheap Trick release their first new album in 7 years, ‘Bang Zoom Crazy’, on the April 1, 2016, with Tom’s riffs and tones underpinning their signature sound.

In an interview on the Orange Amps blog, Petersson says he first became aware of Orange after a trip to London with guitarist Rick Nielsen in 1968. At the original Orange retail shop they met founder Cliff Cooper who had just started making his own amplifiers. Tom currently uses an Orange AD50 Custom Shop guitar head running into a PPC4x12 cabinet and an AD200 MK3 head running into an OBC8x10 bass cabinet. Talking about the amps he said ‘I love Orange gear … I play it loud!’

For the full interview with Tom Petersson visit the Orange Amps blog at  http://orangeampsblog.com/?p=976

Radiohead announced highly-anticipated concerts in New York and Los Angeles this summer

Radiohead has announced the band will play a series of shows in addition to the festival dates already announced. There are not many headlining shows, but the groundbreaking quintet is scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 26 and 27, and the band will also perform at the Shrine Auditorium on Aug. 4 and 8, 2016. There are also a couple of dates in Mexico City in early October.

Visit the Music Minded site here for more information.

Chris Stapleton adds Spring Tour dates

Photo credit: Becky Fluke
Chris Stapleton will continue his extensive U.S. tour this spring, including newly added dates in New Orleans, Charlotte, and Philadelphia, among many others. Tickets for the new shows are on-sale this Friday, March 18. See below for complete tour details.  
The tour celebrates a breakthrough year for Stapleton following the release of his certified RIAA Platinum debut solo album, Traveller.
Released last May on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. The album also received extensive critical acclaim and has landed him bookings on multiple national TV shows including his recent appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
Earlier this month, Stapleton took home two awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Traveller”) and is nominated for seven ACM Awards including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year—the most of any artist this year. Visit Stapleton's Web site here for more information.
March 15—Munich, Germany—Technikum (SOLD OUT)
March 16—Berlin, Germany—Columbia Theater (SOLD OUT)
March 18—Hamburg, Germany—Mojo Club (SOLD OUT)
April 2—Las Vegas, NV—ACM Party For A Cause Festival
April 14—Mesa, AZ—Mesa Amphitheatre*
April 15—Las Vegas, NV—The Joint* (SOLD OUT)
April 17—Indio, CA—Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 22—Bakersfield, CA—Rabobank Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
April 23—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
April 24—Indio, CA—Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 26—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl* (SOLD OUT)
April 27—Los Angeles, CA ­ The Greek Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
April 30—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Festival
May 1—San Diego, CA—Humphrey’s* (SOLD OUT)
May 4—Albuquerque, NM—Sandia Casino* (SOLD OUT)
May 5 & 6—Denver, CO—Fillmore Auditorium* (SOLD OUT)
May 12New Orleans, LABold Sphere Music at Champions 
May 13Southaven, MSBank Plus Amphitheater 
May 14Orange Beach, ALThe Amphitheater at the Wharf 
May 19Charlotte, NCUptown Amphitheater 
May 20Cary, NCBooth Amphitheater 
May 21Daniel Island, SCVolvo Cars Stadium 
May 27Simpsonville, SCCharter Amphitheater 
May 28—Daytona, FL—Country 500
May 29—Atlanta, GA—Turner Field as part of the Atlanta Braves Summer Concert Series
June 9-12—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 17Philadelphia, PAPenn’s Landing Festival Pier# 
June 18—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion#
July 15 & 16—Boston, MA—Gillette Stadium**
August 5—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre††
August 6—West Palm Beach, FL—Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre††
August 12—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (SOLD OUT) ††
August 13—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater (SOLD OUT) ††
August 19—Cuyahoga Falls, OH—Blossom Music Center††
August 20—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre (SOLD OUT) ††
August 26—Noblesville, IN—Klipsch Music Center††
August 27—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center††
September 2—Allentown, PA—Great Allentown Fair
September 3—Thornville, OH—92.3 WCOL Country Jam
October 22—Arlington, TX—AT&T Stadium**
*with special guest Anderson East
†with special guest Aubrie Sellers
‡with special guest Sam Lewis
#co-headlining with Jason Isbell
**appearing with Luke Bryan
††co-headlining with Hank Williams

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton announce Spring Tour

… the epitome of Southern rock and arguably the quintessential
American rock band.”—AXS says of Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Frampton plays and sings as well as ever and, to his credit, his continually looking forward…only solidifies his status as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s
lifelong major players.”—Rolling Stone

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd and Grammy® Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton have been touring together since the 70’s and are about to head out on another run of dates this spring. The tour kicks off in Albany, NY on June 3, taking the classic rock legends across the country through Philadelphia, Detroit and Los Angeles. VIP experience and merchandise packages will be available for both Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton at the box office. Options include meet & greet and exclusive merchandise available only to VIP purchasers along with a premium reserved ticket.
With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million worldwide, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to multiple generations. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to build on the legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Their last album, Last of a Dyin’ Breed, debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200, making it their highest charting album since 1977. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, the band also includes Mark "Sparky" Matejka (guitar), Johnny Colt (bass), Peter Keys (keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington (Honkettes backing vocals) and Carol Chase (Honkettes backing vocals).
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. Frampton was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles.” His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive! is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time. In addition, he continues to tour non-stop including Frampton’s Guitar Circus and Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour. Frampton’s latest album Acoustic Classics is available now, featuring stripped-down versions of his classic hits including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” “Show Me The Way” and more.
June 3—Albany, NY—Times Union Center
June 4—Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center
June 5—Wantagh, NY—Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 8—Lancaster, PA—Clipper Magazine Stadium
June 10—Philadelphia, PA—Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 11—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 28—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4—The Woodlands, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 9—Englewood, CO—Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 18—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theatre
August 19—Las Vegas, NV—The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
August 21—Murphys, CA—Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheater
*Additional tour dates to be announced.

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