Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Record Store Day Preview

Music lovers will want to start making plans to get select, one-of-a-kind titles being released from the far-flung likes of Pearl Jam, Courtney Barnett, Weezer and Elvis Costello on Record Store Day on Saturday, April 13.

Concertgoers lucky enough to be at Coachella on April 13 can hit the air conditioned pop-up record shop on the Empire Polo Club festival groups that will be carrying Record Store Day exclusives along with new releases from Coachellafest artists (this writer was fortunate to pick up an autographed Gary Clark Jr. audio CD when the emerging artist performed there for the first time in April 2012). There will also be 30,000 vintage releases in the store, all curated by Coachella staff. Additionally, there  will be merchandise like tees and totes that can only be purchased on that date.

Here is a roundup of some of the high-profile releases available on Record Store Day.

Blues harmonica legend James Cotton (who passed away in 2017) will be celebrated via Late Night Blues (Live At The New Penelope Café)captured in Montreal, Canada back in 1967. Being released on vinyl for the first-time ever, all 14 tracks of the recording reportedly feature Cotton's incredible talents on the blues harp.

Michigan-spawned rockers Greta Van Fleet's outstanding 2017 LP From the  Fires will appear on vinyl for the first time. 

Pearl Jam's live performance at Seattle's Easy Street Records shop in 2005 will be released on vinyl for the first time.

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett will issue a new single titled "Everybody Here Hates You"; the release features hand-illustrated artwork by the artist. The 12-inch vinyl is limited to only 2,000 copies.

The album cover artwork of Sigur Rós 'Lunar Halo.'
Sigur Rós is celebrating this year's event with two exclusive vinyl albums, each limited to 2,000 copies and produced on black heavyweight 12-inch vinyl with a spined sleeve and printed with special inks. 22° Lunar Halo is a brand new dance work by leading Taiwanese choreographer CHENG tsung-lung, who selected his favorite music from throughout the Icelandic troupe's career; those recordings were then twisted, bent and broken and then recreated into something new. The second release is Variations On DarknessSigur Rós' soundtrack to a series of choreographed performances from the Iceland Dance Company.

Coachella-bound Weezer will be featured on the RSD exclusive Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets, a collection of rarities housed on limited-edition vinyl.

On a related note, April 13 will see the release of Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Weezer. The latest in CMH Label Group's Rockabye Baby series aimed at little listeners, parents and tots can check out re-imagined classics such as "Island in the Sun," "Beverly Hills," "Buddy Holly" and "Undone - the Sweater Song."  

Elvis Costello & the Imposters' Purse EP is essential for fans of the songwriting great; the title collects songs that Costello wrote with Burt Bacharach, Sir Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

The cover of the vinyl edition of 'Stroke Manor' being
released on Record Store Day, April 13, 2019.

One of the most important releases coming on RSD arrives via Yep Roc Records, which is issuing a new disc from The Minus 5, the aptly-titled Stroke Manor. In November 2017, musician Scott McCaughey was nearly killed after suffering a stroke that also wiped out his musical memory (he was a member of the Minus 5 and long-time touring member of R.E.M.). While still in the Intensive Care Unit he began writing down thoughts that came into his mind; those stream-of-mind thoughts jotted down onto a notebook anchor "Stroke Manor," which will be issued on both audio CD (2,500 copies worldwide) and vinyl (2,000 copies). The disc features contributions from Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Corin Tucker, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and others.

Omnivore Recordings is issuing four eagerly-anticipated titles on vinyl for RSD. I Don't Like the Way This World's A-Treatin' Me is a four-song tribute to Woody Guthrie. Pioneering L.A. Americana troupe Lone Justice's previously-unreleased Live at the Palomino, 1983 should generate renewed interest in the groundbreaking group (read my review of the group's 2018 release The Western Tapes, 1983  here). Culture's The Nighthawk Recordings is a seven-song EP featuring four unreleased songs; Dennis Quaid & the Sharks' terrific 2017 album Out of the Box (you can read my recent review of Quaid and company's album here) rounds out the list.

For more information, including a complete list of stores across the U.S. participating  on April 13, visit RecordStoreDay.com.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mark Farner thrills faithful with classic rock favorites

Mark Farner's American Band
With: 7Horse
Where: The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
When: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mark Farner's American Band in concert at The Coach House.

Walking around the legendary Coach House on Sunday night, I took some time to soak in the sight of some of the hundreds of signed photos of artists who have played at the venue over the past 30 years. Dick Dale  who passed away at the age of 81 on March 16  is the latest of the countless notables whose pictures line the walls of the Coach House who are gone. 
Mark Farner displaying a sense
of fun at The Coach House.

Flint, Michigan-spawned rocker Mark Farner was the headliner this night and his inspired performance was a powerful reminder that legendary artists are worth catching whenever possible (Farner had a pacemaker installed earlier this decade). The former lead singer and lead guitarist for '70s hitmakers Grand Funk Railroad, Farner and his excellent two-man backing band delivered a stellar 100-minute acoustic set that hit all the high points with the near-capacity crowd.

To be sure many came to hear the hits that were a part of their formative years, but were also surely impressed that the 70-year-old Farner has the energy, vocal range and sharp guitar chops of a musician half his age. 
Mark Farner unleashing a solo.

Opening with the apt cut "Are You Ready," Farner played the first of may snappy guitar solos that would bolster the set. 

"Thank you! It's good to be back here," Farner said after the audience greeted the opening number with loud cheers and strong applause. 

The next song, "Aimless Lady," found Farner pushing his talents even higher. This was a night where Farner would perform memorable versions of some of his best-known Grand Funk Railroad songs, and also share magical stories of his early days including fascinating tales of hanging out with Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King and Janis Joplin.

Among the early standouts of the set were the blues-heavy "Mr. Pretty Boy," classic rock-styled "Little Johnny Hooker," infectious "Hooked on Love" and jazzy-rocker "Creepin'," the latter which featured Farner masterfully working his Korg keyboards.

Of course the night's biggest songs were still to come, including a shimmering power-pop worthy take on "Bad Time," a joyful clap-along of "The Loco-Motion," soulful version of "Some Kind of Wonderful" and chilling home run with the night-ending "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)." And throughout the entire show, Farner displayed a genuine sense of fun  something that is all too rare at rock shows nowadays.

7Horse tearing it up at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
Phil Leavitt of 7Horse on March 24, 2019.

Opening the concert was the blues-rock bending powerhouse trio 7Horse. Comprised of dada's Joie Calio (guitar, vocals) and Phil Leavitt (percussion, vocals) and Michael "MK" Kelly (bass, vocals), the group's razor-sharp songs and performance quickly won over the crowd. 

Joie Calio at The Coach House.

"Low Fuel Drug Run" opened 7Horse's 45-minute epic outing; the crowd were rewarded with an intoxicating track best described as having a driving rhythm, searing slide work and sublime harmonies.

Other great originals included the melodic "Two-Stroke Machine," spirited "All My Friends (Hate Me in the End)," a cover of Johnny Cash's "Man in Black" and the ferocious set-capping "Meth Lab Zoso Sticker" (the latter featured in director Martin Scorsese's film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Review by Robert Kinsler

Photographs by Bob Steshetz

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Phil Collins...Still Not Dead Yet, Live! coming this fall

This will likely be the biggest music release of the day, so I wanted to share it early!



“Collins proved once again to be the show stopper we all know him to be” – Setlist.FM
“There was something in the air as Collins and band created the ultimate fan experience” (Consequence of Sound)

Citi Presale Begins Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m.

Tickets On Sale for Verified Fans Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

General On Sale Begins Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mar 21, 2019) – Due to overwhelming demand, Live Nation and S2BN Entertainment today announced a limited run of Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! dates have been confirmed for fall 2019. The 15-city limited engagement will kick off September 23rd in Dallas, TX and make stops in Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, New York City, Louisville, Omaha, Denver, Phoenix, and San Francisco before wrapping October 19th in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for all dates will go on sale starting Friday, March 29th.

One of the world’s most acclaimed hitmakers with over 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of Number 1 albums, Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! follows his highly successful Phil Collins Not Dead Yet 2018 outing which included multiple sold out dates and will once again feature Phil Collins accompanied by longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Richie Garcia), 4 piece horns & stellar backup vocalists with Phil’s son Nicolas once again handling the iconic drum beats Phil himself made so famous and compelling a generation before.

“The atmospheric and electrifying In The Air Tonight was magnificent. Collins, poignantly, stood to sing this classic. His thousand-yard stare penetrated those in the far-flung seats facing the stage and his haunting vocals were sung with an intensity that had many fans standing and swaying on their feet, eyes closed, mesmerised.” (The Herald, AU).
Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! will continue to be a celebration of his epic career. With more top 40 hits than any other US artist in the 80’s crowd pleasers “Against All Odds,” “Another Day in Paradise,” “I Missed Again,” “Follow You Follow Me,” “In the Air Tonight” “Invisible Touch” and “Easy Lover” amongst others had the rapturous crowds air drumming and dancing in their seats.
Citi is the official credit card for the Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through Sunday, March 24 at 11:59PM ET to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Tuesday, March 26 at 10AM and will continue through Thursday, March 28 at 5PM. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com.
Additionally, fans may register now through Sunday, March 24th at 12am local time at https://philcollins.ontouraccess.com/  to unlock tickets for the Verified Fan on sale Friday, March 29that 10am through 11:50pm at www.ticketmaster.com. If tickets remain, general on sale will begin Saturday, March 30th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
The tour is presented by Live Nation & S2BN Entertainment Studios by Arrangement with Solo & Tony Smith Personal Management.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Infinite Energy Center
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Charlotte, NC
Spectrum Center
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
Friday, October 4, 2019
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center
Sunday, October 6, 2019
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center
Friday, October 11, 2019
Omaha, NE
CHI Health Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Thursday, October 17, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena

For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.PhilCollins.com & www.LiveNation.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Cranberries release new single "Wake Me When It's Over"

So wonderful to hear new music from one of Ireland's all-time great rock troupes...

The Cranberries release new single "Wake Me When It's Over"

 New Album IN THE END, coming April 26, 2019

While many bands may aspire to be timeless, or have a sound that transcends the whims of musical fashion, The Cranberries are one of the few to have achieved that. Play one of the Irish rock group's early anthems such as "Linger" or "Dreams," and they sound as fresh - and deliver as much of an emotional sucker-punch - as when they captured a generation's hearts in the 1990s.
Now, nearly 30 years after the quartet of singer/songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, co-songwriter and lead guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler first appeared, they are returning with their eighth album In the End. After the sad and unexpected passing of Dolores on January 15th 2018, it will be their last - and is among the most complete works they have ever produced.
As with all the songs on the album, the new single "Wake Me When It's Over" had been recorded as a demo by Dolores before her passing. "This was a song Dolores had been working on for a little while" Noel explains. "It's a fun song to play and it's bright and quite uplifting. It's very much a classic Dolores song with a soft verse and a massive chorus." Working with Stephen Street - who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? and No Need To Argue - the band built the sounds around Dolores' vocals to create a classic Cranberries song. "It's hard to explain what turns a Dolores tune into a Cranberries tune. It's just the magic when we play together and understand each other so well. It's always been the same" adds Fergal.
The genesis of In The End began in May 2017 while the band were on tour. By winter of 2017 Noel and Dolores had written and demoed the eleven songs which would eventually appear on the album. "Dolores was so energized by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live" recalls Noel.
In the End sees the band coming full circle, with a collection that evokes their very first LP. "When we listened to the demos, the three of us and Stephen were thinking 'this sounds much closer to the first album than anything else'. Dolores was singing very softly on some songs, which was closer to how she would have sung back then, and the simplicity of some of the songs as well brought us back to that time," says Noel.
As the huge wave of public adulation in the wake of Dolores' passing showed, The Cranberries may be over, in one sense - but they will forever live on in the musical pantheon.

Sights and Sounds: The Mavericks, Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar

Here is a roundup of today's early news releases...

The Mavericks celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 2019. A number of concert dates have just been announced. Additionally, Mavericks singer-guitarist Raul Malo has also announced a number of solo dates, including a Friday, May 10 date at the legendary Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Here is some of the information in this morning's announcement from the band:

NEW DATES…AND MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! As many of you know, 2019 marks the 30th year of The Mavericks since our inception in 1989... We’ve mentioned it in a few of our shows this year, and are most excited to announce a proper 30th Anniversary Tour, which will highlight music made from every album and incarnation of the band! The live show will be a bit different from what you may have seen in the past, and we know you’re going to love it! 

For more information, visit themavericksband.com.

GRAMMY and Oscar-winning, multi-platinum artist Melissa Etheridge shares her new song and video for “Wild and Lonely,” the latest track from her forthcoming album The Medicine Show, out April 12 via Concord Records. The new track is available now; watch the video here. In the video, fans get a taste of this new material performed live with footage captured on Melissa’s recent UK dates, ahead of her U.S. tour kicking off March 29 (dates below). Pre-order The Medicine Show here.

With “Wild and Lonely,” Etheridge found herself exploring themes of her past, but with a new perspective. The song is about wanting to break out of routines and reach for the extraordinary -- “an angry craving seeps into my skin,” she sings. Melissa explains, “that was like Old School Melissa. It’s fun for me to play with ‘me’ now, for 57-year-old Melissa to play with the angst. The whole song is about being on the road, being hungry, wanting.”

Paired with the title track, “Wild and Lonely” fully sets the tone for the album, sonically and emotionally. She continues, “I wanted the album to have a sound, a feel,” she says. ‘Wild and Lonely’ really dialed that in for me…the song is a perfect example of the sound I wanted.”

The release of “Wild and Lonely” follows “Faded By Design,” the first single to be unveiled from The Medicine Show, which had its premiere exclusively with Rolling Stone, who called it “a proud declaration of resilience.” For this new album, her 15th studio recording, Melissa was reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson), and the music was recorded largely live in studio, capturing the raw emotion of the material.

Since the release of her unforgettable self-titled 1988 debut, Melissa Etheridge’s incredible career to date includes sales of over 25 million albums, 5 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records, 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and 2 wins, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an Academy Award for “I Need to Wake Up” from the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Her last release, MEmphis Rock & Soul, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart. Melissa has selflessly dedicated herself as an activist for human rights, LGBTQ issues, breast cancer awareness and alternative medical approaches. 

*Meet and Greets are available for more information go to MelissaEtheridge.com

3/29/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
3/30/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
4/10/19 New York, NY - The Town Hall
4/13/19 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
4/14/19 Lynn, MA - Lynn Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
4/17/18 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
4/19/19 Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room
4/20/19 West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
4/23/19 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
4/24/19 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair
4/25/19 Catoosa, OK - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - The Joint
4/27/19 Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Lake Charles
4/28/19 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair
4/30/19 Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theater
5/1/19 Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
5/2/19 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre of Durham
5/3/19 Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center
5/6/19 Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
5/8/19 Springfield, OH - Clark State Performing Arts Center
5/9/19 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
5/11/19 Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Memorial Hall
5/12/19 Portland, ME - State Theatre
6/20/19 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
6/25/19 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair
6/29/19 Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
6/30/19 New York, NY – Times Square - World Pride Closing Ceremony
7/4/19 Elk Grove Village, IL - Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
7/8/19 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
7/13/19 Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts

AXS TV announced today (Tuesday, March 19, 2019) the return of the popular music interview series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented By Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL, premiering Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET. The new season features episodes with Willie Nelson, REO Speedwagon, Rick Springfield, Robby Krieger, Cheech & Chong, Charlie Daniels and more.

The star-studded guest list includes Country legend Willie Nelson; as well as Rick Springfield in a special episode shot on location at his home; multi-platinum rockers REO Speedwagon; celebrity chef/TV Host Guy Fieri; renowned comedy duo Cheech & Chong; Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels; stock car superstar—and seven-time NASCAR champion— Jimmie Johnson; groundbreaking Doors guitarist Robby Krieger; blues rock revolutionary Joe Bonamassa; and a special drummers episode with prolific percussionists Kenny Aronoff, Sheila E.and Jason Bonham,who gives an exclusive insider’s look at the making of his new album.  

As part of AXS TV’s partnership with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL, the network will present a series of weekly vignettes covering the latest in music news and information in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Music Minute , covering everything from concert tour dates and artist announcements, to music festival news and profiles of up-and-coming artists. Additionally, the series will highlight events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL, while taking viewers behind the scenes on the venue’s storied grounds, which includes the renowned Rock Vault—the temporary home to Hagar’s trademark checkered suit worn during his performance with Van Halen at the 1992 VMAs. The iconic ensemble is now on display along the marble-floored concourse of the newly opened casino at the resort, right next to David Bowie’s “Glass Spider” red suit, which he wore during the 1987 tour.

Willie Nelson, left, with Sammy Hagar.
Photo courtesy of AXS TV.
“I am so proud to be able to host this wild and crazy show for a fourth season,” Hagar said. “This is pure fun for me, getting to go around just hanging out and playing music with some of my favorite people in the world. It’s humbling to see that our viewers dig it as much as I do. I’m excited to keep this party going!”

“Sammy Hagar is the quintessential rockstar—simultaneously larger-than-life and incredibly down-to-earth,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president of music programming and production. “He hasn’t just lived through rock history, he’s made rock history, and the deep passion he has for music resonates in every episode. AXS TV is proud to welcome the popular series back for a fourth season, packed with even more of the candid conversations and all-star jam sessions that our viewers love.”

“As one of the most iconic entertainment venues on the planet, it made perfect sense for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to partner with Sammy Hagar and AXS TV as the presenting sponsor for the Rock & Roll Road Trip series.  Our culture is built on music, having fun and being a little irreverent on occasion. Most of the celebrities that Sammy interviews on the show will most likely have visited or performed at one of our Hard Rock venues,” said Auggie Cipollini, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “This is going to be a great partnership and we are thrilled that we have the opportunity to showcase Rock & Roll history and today’s most interesting celebrities to such a passionate and loyal audience.”  

Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL is produced in-house by AXS TV. Tom Consolo, Evan Haiman, Kari Hagar, and Sammy Hagar all serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Stephen Stormer.

Sammy Hagar  is a Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter who has sold more than 80 million albums during his four decades as a solo artist and frontman for bands including Montrose, Van Halen, Chickenfoot and The Circle. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Van Halen in 2007, is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author, host of the TV series “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar,” restaurateur and spirits entrepreneur. He turned his love for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and hand-crafted tequila into an empire with the Cabo Wabo Cantinas and Tequila and has since added nine restaurants throughout the United States, the award-winning Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, and in 2017 launched a new spirit, Santo Mezquila.

About AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts and wrestling action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe . For more information, see  www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press . Follow AXS TV on  Facebook, Twitter   @axstv  and Instagram . Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com .

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  It is  a world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts A-list entertainers, comedy and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open in fall 2019 will bring 638 luxury guestrooms to a first-ever, iconic, guitar-shaped hotel and 167 upscale guest accommodations in an adjacent hotel tower overlooking a lush, “Bora Bora” style, private cabana  environment ; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreationalwater - focused experience for sunbathing, swimming , kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding; 21 distinctive  restaurants, bars and lounges; an expanded gaming floor featuring 3,100 slots, 193 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and 26,000 square feet of new retail space.  The highly anticipated 6,500 seat Hard Rock Live theater-style  concert venue will feature headline performances and live broadcast capabilities.  The resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole  Reservation along  State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441). The resort is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood. com , call 800-937-0010 or follow us:
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Dhani Harrison added to Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 Summer Tour

Last time I saw Jeff Lynne's ELO, Dawes was the strong opener (read my review of that August 2018 concert event here). Now Lynne has slated another interesting musical choice to open...



Dhani Harrison will be joining lifelong friend Jeff Lynne for a 20-date North American arena tour this summer as the special guest of Jeff Lynne's ELO. Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album, In//Parallel, Harrison most recently scored HBO's four-part documentary series "The Case Against Adnan Syed," which premiered March 10, alongside Paul Hicks.
Harrison's association with Lynne is well documented, with the pair co-producing the posthumous Grammy-Award Winning George Harrison album Brainwashed, but this will be the first time the pair has toured together.
The trek, produced by Live Nation, will kick off June 20 in Anaheim, CA and travel across North America to cities like Vancouver, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Toronto, Philadelphia, Newark, Detroit and Chicago before concluding in Pittsburgh, PA on August 1. Tickets and full details are available now at www.livenation.com.


Thu 6/20 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center  
Sat 6/22 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center  
Mon 6/24 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center  
 Wed 6/26 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena  
Fri 6/28 - Tacoma, WA- Tacoma Dome  
Sat 6/29 - Portland, OR - Moda Center  
Wed 7/3 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Fri 7/5 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
Sun 7/7 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
Tue 7/9 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center  
Thu 7/11 - Washington, D.C. - Capitol One Arena
Sat 7/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center  
Tue 7/16 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Thu 7/18 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
Sat 7/20 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena  
Tue 7/23 - Grand Rapids MI - Van Andel Arena
Thu 7/25 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Arena  
Sat 7/27 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Tue 7/30 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena 
Thu 8/1 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena

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