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Kid Rock Reveals “$20 Best Night Ever” U.S. Summer Tour Dates

Most concert-goers cannot point to a show in the last decade where they only paid twenty bucks to get in, but Kid Rock is hoping to change all that this summer with his new “$20 Best Night Eever” Tour featuring $20 ticket prices in all sections.

 Kid Rock is breaking all the rules with the announcement of his U.S. Summer tour by offering tickets in all sections (reserved seats and lawn) at an affordable $20 price point, using paperless tickets where possible, and lowering prices on everything from parking to beer to merchandise for every show in every city. 

Kid Rock spoke about his master plan, explaining, “Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn’t want that to be a reason why everyone couldn’t get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night. So we’re going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. We’re not sparing any expense on this tour, we’re going over the top as always, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to ask the fans to pay more. If this works we’re going to play to packed houses of fans who appreciate what we’re doing. If it doesn’t, might be a long summer. But someone has to go out there and fight these high prices and change things up, and I’m lucky enough that I can afford to take a pay cut. $20. Best night ever.”

Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will perform under the stars in amphitheaters this summer, beginning June 28th at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia through September 15th at the Live Nation Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, includes three special shows at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Kid Rock’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top, and Uncle Kracker are confirmed as support on select dates. Tickets go on sale to the public in select markets beginning April 12th on, check out all the dates below.

Jun 28   Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jun 29   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 02   Cleveland, OH   Blossom Music Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 05   Darien, NY   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 06   Scranton, PA   Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 09   Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 10   Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 12   Hartford, CT   Comcast Theatre   Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 19   Houston, TX   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion   Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 20   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavillion   Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 23   Albuquerque, NM   Isleta Amphitheater   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 24   Phoenix, AZ   Desert Sky Pavilion   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 26   Irvine, CA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 28   Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Jul 31   Sacramento, CA   Sleep Train Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 03   Denver, CO   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 09   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theater   ZZ Top
Aug 10   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theater   ZZ Top
Aug 11   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theater   ZZ Top
Aug 24   St. Louis, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 25   Indianapolis, IN   Klipsch Music Center   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 28   Cincinnati, OH   Riverbend Music Center   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 30   Chicago, IL   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 04   Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 06   Bethel, NY   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 07   Pittsburgh, PA   First Niagara Pavilion   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 10   Charlotte, NC   Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 14   Atlanta, GA   Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 15   Tampa, FL   Live Nation Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker


Young The Giant Announce 2012 Headlining Tour Run

November 15, 2011 by  
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Young The Giant have announced dates for their 2012 headline tour. 

The tour will begin in San Diego on February 10, 2012 and will go through mid-April.  More dates will be announced soon!

Check out the dates below.

(+) = w/Special Guest WALK THE MOON
( ! ) = w/Special Guest GROUPLOVE
Fri-Feb-10 San Diego, CA Soma (+)
Wed-Feb-15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre (+)
Thu-Feb-16 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom (+)
Sat-Feb-18 Denver, CO Ogden (+)
Mon-Feb-20 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre (+)
Tue-Feb-21 Milwaukee, WI Rave II
Thu-Feb-23 Chicago, IL Metro (+)
Fri-Feb-24 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
Sat-Feb-25 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (+)
Sun-Feb-26 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom (+)
Tue-Feb-28 Detroit, MI Magic Stick (+)
Thu-Mar-01 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre(+)
Fri-Mar-02 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub (+)
Sat-Mar-03 Montreal, QC Cabaret-Mile End (+)
Sun-Mar-04 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle (+)
Tue-Mar-06 Burlington, VT Higher Ground ( ! )
Thu-Mar-08 Boston, MA House of Blues ( ! )
Fri-Mar-09 New York, NY Terminal 5 ( ! )
Sat-Mar-10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory ( ! )
Sun-Mar-11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club( ! )
Thu-Mar-15 Atlanta, GA Center Stage ( ! )
Sun-Mar-18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room ( ! )
Tue-Mar-20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues ( ! )
Thu-Mar-22 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s ( ! )
Fri-Mar-23 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar ( ! )
Sat-Mar-24 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ ( ! )
Tue-Mar-27 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballrom ( ! )
Thu-Mar-29 St. Louis, MO Gargoyle( ! )
Fri-Mar-30 Kansas City, MO The Midland ( ! )
Sat-Mar-31 Des Moines, IA People’s Court ( ! )
Tue-Apr-03 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue ( ! )

Hanson Announce Fall “Musical Ride Tour”; Fans To Pick Set Lists Nightly

July 5, 2011 by  
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Hanson have announced plans for their 2011 Musical Ride Tour, a 15-year career spanning tour, where fans will be given the chance to vote online to choose the album they want to hear the band play each night.

Tickets will go onsale beginning Friday 8th July 2011. Voting will start on on Monday July 11th. The shows will also include career highlights, and music from their acclaimed 5th studio album Shout It Out, featuring the smash single “Give A Little”. The 40+ city US tour will run from September 4th through November 1st, before heading to the UK, Europe and Latin America.

Check out the dates below with more to be announced soon:

 Hanson Musical Ride Tour Dates:

Sun 28 Aug 11 Los Angeles CA Sunset Junction
Sat 03 Sep 11 Regina SK Casino Show Lounge
Sun 04 Sep 11 Seattle WA Showbox
Mon 05 Sep 11 Portland OR Aladdin Theater
Wed 07 Sep 11 San Francisco CA Grand Ballroom
Fri 09 Sep 11 Memphis TN Delta Fair and Music Fest
Sat 10 Sep 11 Anaheim CA House Of Blues
Mon 12 Sep 11 San Diego CA House Of Blues
Tue 13 Sep 11 Phoenix AZ Marquis
Thu 15 Sep 11 Salt Lake City UT The Depot
Sat 17 Sep 11 Boulder CO Fox Theater
Sun 18 Sep 11 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
Tue 20 Sep 11 Tulsa OK Cains Ballroom
Thu 22 Sep 11 Austin TX Antones
Fri 23 Sep 11 Houston TX Warehouse Live
Sat 24 Sep 11 New Orleans LA House Of Blues
Mon 26 Sep 11 Detroit MI Crofoot
Tue 27 Sep 11 Chicago IL House Of Blues
Wed 28 Sep 11 Chicago IL House Of Blues
Thu 29 Sep 11 Nashville TN Wildhorse Saloon
Sat 01 Oct 11 Kansas City Beaumont Club
Sun 02 Oct 11 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
Tue 04 Oct 11 Grand Rapids MI Intersection
Wed 05 Oct 11 Cleveland OH House Of Blues
Fri 07 Oct 11 Northampton MA Calvin Theatre
Sat 08 Oct 11 New Haven CT Toads Place
Sun 09 Oct 11 Boston MA House Of Blues
Tue 11 Oct 11 Portland ME State Theatre
Wed 12 Oct 11 Albany NY Northern Lights
Thu 13 Oct 11 Pittsburgh PA Carnegie Music Hall
Sat 15 Oct 11 Dallas TX Texas State Fair
Mon 17 Oct 11 Lancaster PA Chameleon Club
Tue 18 Oct 11 New York NY Best Buy Theater
Wed 19 Oct 11 Falls Church VA State Theater
Thu 20 Oct 11 Philadelphia PA TLA
Sun 23 Oct 11 Norfolk VA Norva
Tue 25 Oct 11 Charlotte NC Amos’ Southend
Wed 26 Oct 11 Atlanta GA Variety Theater
Fri 28 Oct 11 Tampa FL State Theater
Sat 29 Oct 11 Ft. Lauderdale FL Culture Room
Mon 31 Oct 11 Orlando FL Disney World
Tue 01 Nov 11 Orlando FL Disney World


Glenn Hughes of Black Country Communion

June 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Interviews

Glenn Hughes (vocalist/bassist from the iconic bands Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze) is back at it with his supergroup Black Country Communion. Made up of blues rock guitarist and vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin/Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) the band is gearing up for their U.S. Summer Tour that kicks off in San Diego next week in support of their new album titled 2, set to be released on June 14th.

In our recent interview with Glenn, the living legend talked candidly about his personal journey throughout the years, his drug abuse, his recovery and the impact it’s all had on his music. With the focus then turning to his current project, Black Country Communion (BCC), one of the things we touched on was his new book, Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star and how it relates to the songwriting on the new BCC album.   Check it all out below.

Interviewed by:  Valerie Nerres

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The Dear Hunter Gear Up For First US Headlining Tour

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

The Dear Hunter is gearing up for their first-ever headlining U.S. tour, which will launch July 15 in San Francisco, CA and conclude August 27 in Pomona, CA. As with their recently wrapped trek with dredg, fans will be treated to new music from the forthcoming nine-EP collection, The Color Spectrum, which is due out June 14 on Triple Crown Records.

Ticket pre-sales will begin Wednesday, June 8 at 10am local time here:  Fans will have the option to add on an early download of the Full Length The Color Spectrum CD, as well as an exclusive T-shirt for an extra $15. 

Check out the dates and locations below.

DATE               CITY                             VENUE

Fri 7/15             San Francisco, CA        Bottom of the Hill
Sat 7/16            Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theater
Sun 7/17           Seattle, WA                   El Corazon
Tue 7/19            Salt Lake City, UT          Kilby Court
Wed 7/20          Denver, CO                   The Summit Music Hall/Front Room
Thu 7/21            Omaha, NE                   The Waiting Room
Fri 7/22             Minneapolis, MN           Triple Rock Social Club
Sat 7/23            Dekalb, IL                     The House Café
Sun 7/24           Chicago, IL                   Lincoln Hall
Tue 7/26            St. Louis, MO                The Firebird
Wed 7/27          Covington, KY              Mad Hatter Club
Thu 7/28            Grand Rapids, MI          The Pyramid Scheme
Fri 7/29             Cleveland Heights, OH   The Grog Shop
Sat 7/30            Pittsburgh, PA              Mr. Small’s Theatre
Tue 8/9             Manchester, NH Rocko’s
Wed 8/10          Cambridge, MA             Middle East
Thu 8/11            Hamden, CT                  The Space
Fri 8/12             Brooklyn, NY                Knitting Factory
Sat 8/13            Philadelphia, PA            North Star Bar
Sun 8/14           Vienna, VA                    Jammin’ Java
Tue 8/16            Atlanta, GA                   The Drunken Unicorn
Wed 8/17          Jacksonville, FL                        The Pit
Thu 8/18            Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum
Fri 8/19             Lake Worth, FL              Propaganda
Sat 8/20            Orlando, FL                   The Social
Mon 8/22          Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live Studio
Tue 8/23            Dallas, TX                     The Loft
Wed 8/24          Austin, TX                     Emo’s (inside)
Fri 8/26             Mesa, AZ                      Sail Inn
Sat 8/27            Pomona, CA                 Glass House

Catching Up With Jesse James Dupree Of Jackyl

Jackyl’s Jesse James Dupree is not a fan of idle hands.  When he’s not rocking out with Jackyl he’s brewing his Jesse James America’s Outlaw Beer or co-producing Full Throttle Saloon, a realith show on Tru-TV.  Amidst all of that, the band is preparing to head out for a summer full of tour dates, including three New England Stops so be there! 

I recently caught up with the outspoken, unapologetic rocker himself to talk about all things Jesse James and Jackyl.

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales

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Ludo & Sparks The Rescue Team Up For NA Tour

May 18, 2011 by  
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Sparks The Rescue has announced that they will be direct support to Ludo on the Space Dracula’s Basketball Expo Tour this summer. The nationwide run will kick off in Chicago, IL on July 14th.  Check out the dates below:

 Ludo, Sparks The Rescue The Tommy High Pilots, & Stamps
7.14 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7.15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot 
7.16 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
7.17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
7.18 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7.20 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East  
7.21 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club  
7.22 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom  
7.24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room 
7.25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
7.26 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s  
7.28 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress  
7.29 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
8.1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound  
8.2 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
8.5 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8.6 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
8.7 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note  

Concert Gallery: Akon at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI

May 18, 2011 by  
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May 4, 2011
Dunkin Donuts Center – Providence,RI
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Manchester Orchestra at the House of Blues in Boston, MA

May 12, 2011 by  
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Manchester Orchestra rolled into Boston on their co-headlining tour with Cage The Elephant on the very same day that their new album Simple Math was released.  Fans in Boston were among the first to hear the new material live and TWRY was on hand to capture the magic.  Check out our gallery from the show below. 

The tour continues through June, check out the full listing of dates here and purchase your own copy of Simple Math here.

Manchester Orchestra
May 10, 2011
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Photos by: Matt Wood

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Yellowcard & Good Charlotte Announce June Co-Headlining Tour

April 11, 2011 by  
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Yellowcard and Good Charlotte have announced a co-headlining tour kicking off in June. 

Yellowcard on the tour:
“We are so stoked to announce that we will be co-headlining some shows in the States with Good Charlotte in June! Both of our bands have always wanted to play shows together and it’s so awesome that it’s finally going to happen! Also our good friends in Runner Runner will be opening the shows. This is going to be an epic tour!”

Yellowcard & Good Charlotte Co-Headlining Tour Dates:
Jun 10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Jun 11 – Pomona, CA – Fox Pomona
Jun 12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Jun 14 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Jun 15 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Jun 16 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
Jun 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
Jun 20 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
Jun 21 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Jun 22 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Jun 24 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

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