Brett Dennen has partnered with our friends at Livestream to broadcast an exclusive New Year’s Eve performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland presented by Life is good and Another Planet Entertainment. Starting December 31th at 8:30PM PST, fans can tune in to Brett’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/brettdennen), Website (http://www.brettdennen.net), or Livestream.com (http://www.livestream.com/brettdennenalolive) to view the broadcast or return to this post where it will be streaming live as well. Joining Brett are Brushfire Recording artist and neighbors ALO, plus several local musicians at a party destined to be the Bay-Area kick-off to 2010.
To kickoff this special New Years Eve performance, Brett will also interact with his fans on Livestream, with a special Q+A session from his rehearsals on December 30th at 3PM PST. The performance at the newly renovated theater marks Brett’s first local headline since selling out two nights at the legendary Fillmore. He also recently engaged thousands at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park and supported Jason Mraz for a sold out show at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre.
It’s been an amazing year for TheyWillRockYou.com and our staff. We’ve covered some amazing bands and have photographed some epic shows – From rock legends in huge arenas to some of our favorite artists in dirty little clubs it’s been a fun journey and quite a memorable one.
It’s always hard to wrap up an entire year’s work in one gallery but we’ve pulled together some of our favorite shots from this year. Please check them out and let us know what you think! (And if you like one of the shots you can always check out our past galleries for the full set as well).
Big thanks to all of our staff photographers (Mary Ouellette, Tasha Schalk, Sergio Bastidas, Stacie Caddick-Dowty, Dave Barnum & Lexi Shapiro) as well as our great friends who took on assignments along the way (Antonio Marino, Jr., Victoria Morse, Amanda Courtemanche, Alyssa Scheinson, Vicky Zeamer) . Thanks for sharing our passion and love for music and here’s hoping that 2010 rocks just as hard!
Check out our Best of 2009 Gallery here. (By the way, apologies for the horrible banner!)
The sad news of Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan passing away has been confirmed. Details are sparse at the moment. He was found in his home and the cause of death has been ruled natural causes. The band posted this statement on their website:
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.
We love you.
M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ
You can preview two new songs from Butch Walker and The Black Widows here. The new songs available for streaming (Trash Day, She Likes Hair Bands) and one is available for download.
A radio DJ once referred to Genevieve Schatz’ voice as “like buttah.” Company of Thieves’ debut album doesn’t do Genevieve’s voice justice, nor does it adequately capture the band’s stage presence and energy. But the sense you get from both is that this band is both gutsy and genuine.
Ordinary Riches – much like its literary influence, Oscar Wilde – often provides commentary on society, something we are likely to hear more of from the band’s sophomore effort due out sometime in 2010. But while the Chicago trio may be stealing pieces of inspiration from other artists – both literary and musical – they have clearly created something delightfully all their own.
TWRY caught up with Genevieve huddled close to a space heater before a recent show in Troy, NY, the day of the area’s first major snow storm.
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The Used have announced a new US headlining winter tour. The nationwide string of dates, which kick off January 27th in San Diego, CA and run through February 26th in Birmingham, AL, will support their new album, Artwork. Atreyu and Drive A will be supporting.
Copeland have announced their farewell tour kicking off March 3rd in North Carolina. I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business, Person L and Deas Vail will be joining them on their final trek.
“Doing a final headline tour was a priority for all of us says guitarist” Bryan Laurenson. “We didn’t want to end our journey without the opportunity to say “thank you” to all of our fans in person. We’re really excited about the lineup, and I think it’s going to be a fun and somewhat emotional experience.”
Copeland will be performing a retrospective set each night including songs from every album, calling back to the days when the songs were originally conceived. Playing each night like it is in fact their last show, the band will be sure to bring everything they’ve got to each performance.
Copeland Farewell Tour Dates:
Wed/Mar-03 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Thurs/Mar-04 Towson, MD Recher Theater
Fri/Mar-05 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Sat/Mar-06 Cambridge, MA The Middle East Downstairs
Sun/Mar-07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Mon/Mar-08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed/Mar-10 Toronto, ON Opera House
Thurs/Mar-11 Millvale, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
Fri/Mar-12 Akron, OH Musica
Sat/Mar-13 East Lansing, MI Small Planet
Sun/Mar-14 Chicago, IL Metro
Mon/Mar-15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Wed/Mar-17 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thurs/Mar-18 Lawrence, KS Granada
Fri/Mar-19 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
Sat/Mar-20 Murray, UT Murray Theater
Mon/Mar-22 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Tues/Mar-23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Thurs/Mar-25 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Fri/Mar-26 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sat/Mar-27 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Mon/Mar-29 La Jolla, CA Porter’s Pub
Tues/Mar-30 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue
Thurs/Apr-01 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Outdoor)
Fri/Apr-02 Dallas, TX The Door
Sat/Apr-03 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Mon/Apr-05 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Tues/Apr-06 Knoxville, TN The Square Room
Wed/Apr-07 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Thurs/Apr-08 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
Fri/Apr-09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Sat/Apr-10 Orlando, FL The SocialSun/Apr-11 Orlando, FL The Social
October 20, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by: Tasha Schalk
A NOTE FROM JOE STILLWELL OF NEEDTOBREATHE:
We are extremely excited to officially announce the dates for the NEEDTOBREATHE “Won’t Turn Back Tour” 2010! The tour will kick off at the beginning of March and will run through mid-May! We were so blown away by the turnouts for the Outsiders Live Tour this fall, we started booking this tour before we even got home from the last one. In keeping with our past trends, this will be bigger and better than ever!
We are releasing a limited number of presale tickets for the first two legs of the tour that will go on sale December 18th – presales for the last leg will begin February 5th. Many of the shows on the last tour sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early and guarantee that you get into the show, as well as save a little money on service fees!
We’re playing more cities, bigger venues, and yet again we’ll be bringing out some amazing artists to join us. We’re excited to be sharing the stage with some old tour-mates as well as some new friends, including Will Hoge, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Graham Colton, Matt Hires and Seabird.
On top of all this, we’ll soon be launching our new fan club, The Insiders, giving you an opportunity to get closer to NEEDTOBREATHE than ever before! When you join you’ll get early access to advance ticket sales, a brand new fan club website, exclusive merch, fan club only meet and greet opportunities, and much more! More details are coming soon, but, for now, check out when we’re coming to a city near you and start getting ready for the biggest NEEDTOBREATHE tour yet! To join the fan club and for ticket presale info beginning on the 18th please visit https://tixx1.artistarena.com/needtobreathe or our website www.needtobreathe.net
Day Date City Venue SupportWed 3/3/10 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theater Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/4/10 Dallas, TX House Of Blues Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/5/10 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/6/10 Houston, TX Warehouse Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sun 3/7/10 Austin, TX The Parish Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Tues 3/9/10 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/11/10 Tampa, FL State Theatre Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/12/10 Orlando, FL House Of Blues Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/13/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sun 3/14/10 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Tues 3/16/10 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Wed 3/17/10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/18/10 Chicago, IL House Of Blues Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/19/10 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/20/10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Mon 3/22/10 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Tues 3/23/10 Detroit, MI Eagle Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/25/10 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/26/10 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/27/10 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Wed 4/7/10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live Will Hoge
Thurs 4/8/10 Boston, MA Paradise Will Hoge
Fri 4/9/10 Washington, DC 930 Club Will Hoge
Sat 4/10/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom Will Hoge
Sun 4/11/10 Norfolk, VA The Norva Will Hoge
Thurs 4/15/10 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre Will Hoge
Fri 4/16/10 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend Will Hoge
Sat 4/17/10 Charleston, SC Music Farm Will Hoge
Sun 4/18/10 Charleston, SC Music Farm Will Hoge
Thurs 4/22/10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle Will Hoge
Fri 4/23/10 Clemson, SC Clemson University Will Hoge
Sat 4/24/10 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces Will Hoge
Tues 4/27/10 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Thurs 4/29/10 Phoenix, AZ Clubhouse Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Fri 4/30/10 Pomona, CA Glass House Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Sat 5/1/10 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Tues 5/4/10 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Thurs 5/6/10 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Fri 5/7/10 Seattle, WA Showbox Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Sat 5/8/10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Mon 5/10/10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Tues 5/11/10 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Thurs 5/13/10 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Fri 5/14/10 Omaha, NE The Slowdown Stephen Kellogg & Seabird Sat 5/15/10 Des Moines, IA People’s Court Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Crash Kings Rating:
December 13, 2009
Reviewed by: Sally Feller