Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Willie Nelson & Blackbird Presents announce the first-ever Outlaw Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA. This year's festival will feature performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks.
Artist fan clubs and Citi® card member pre-sales begin Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10AM, and run through Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10PM. For complete Citi® card member pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit http://citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 29, 2016 10AM at ticketmaster.com, by phone 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets, and The Montage Mountain Box Office. VIP packages including great seats, premier parking pass, VIP club access, and exclusive festival merchandise.
Overnight RV parking will open on Saturday, September 17 at 5PM. Festival day parking opens Sunday, September 18 at 10AM. Festival gates open at NOON and music performances begin at 1PM. Visit http://outlawmusicfest.com for more details.
"We're thrilled to be working with Geoff Gordon and the entire Live Nation team to bring this incredible musical experience to fans in Scranton and its surrounding communities," says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.
For more information, go to http://outlawmusicfest.com.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson is set to release her second solo EP, The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 — Focus on Rounder Records. Featured tracks on the EP include live recordings of Jimi Hendrix’ “Manic Depression” and Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up,” as well as two Wilson-penned tracks, the folk-inspired “Fighti'n Fer Life” and the bluesy “Anguish.” Guitarist Craig Bartok co-wrote both of these original songs with Wilson.
“Manic Depression” sees Wilson and the group paying homage to a blues-rock legend in Hendrix while introducing Wilson’s own flair. “Fightin Fer Life” recalls some of Heart’s more folk and acoustic inspired tunes but features the harder edge that The Ann Wilson Thing! is known for. The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 — Focus is now available physically via theannwilsonthing.com and at all digital/steaming outlets. The CD will be available at all physical retailers on August 12.
Wilson is also announcing a solo mini-tour of Florida, to take place after Heart’s Rock Hall Three For All tour (with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett) concludes in mid-September. The first show will be at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL on Sept. 27 and will be followed by shows at Plaza Live in Orlando, FL and the Pointe Vedra Concert Hall in Pointe Vedra, FL on Sept 27 and Sept 28, respectively.
As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing and with this intimate tour, she prepares to blow away her fans with up, close and personal, raw performances of blues and rock songs. The Ann Wilson Thing doesn’t replace Heart but it is a new and groundbreaking experience for existing Heart fans, as well as for new fans who will love these songs.
Stream The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 — Focus below...
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Black Sabbath frontman separated from his wife after 33 years back in May. Tabloid reports claimed that the pair had "mutually agreed" to split, with Osbourne moving out of their family home. It was suggested that the singer had an affair with a celebrity hair stylist.
But in a new interview that aired on ABC's Good Morning America today (July 25), Osbourne said: "Oh, it's [my marriage] is back on track again. You just, you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think."
He added: "It's just a bump in the road. Some days it's good, some days it's terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while. But you get back on the horse, you know."
His son Jack also defended the singer adding: "As a married person myself, you know, marriage is not, like, 'Hey, we're married. All is good.' I mean, it's just life.”
Sharon Osbourne wed the Black Sabbath frontman in 1982, having three children together.
Their family life later became the focus of MTV reality show The Osbournes, which aired between 2002 and 2005.
Speaking at the time of the split, she said: "[Ozzy and I] are talking, I spoke to him last night. I'm not with him, but I speak with him."
She added: "He's given me an unbelievable life and he's given me three gorgeous children and I love him. I'm just trying to take it all in, take it all in and process it... I've been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what's gone on, and I don't need to read about it, it's like putting salt in a wound and I don't need to."
Friday, July 22, 2016
Yes officially kicks off their 2016 U.S. summer tour, billed as The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4, this Monday, July 25 in Lancaster, PA. The 28-date outing will feature the 1980 album Drama performed in its entirety, for the first time ever, and sides one and four of 1973's double album Tales From Topographic Oceans, plus a selection of their greatest hits.
The trek will proceed as originally announced in light of the health update issued from drummer Alan White, who recently underwent a successful surgery to repair an injured disc in his lower back.
As White noted in a letter penned to the fans on www.yesworld.com, with rest and physical therapy, he will be rejoining the band as soon as physically possible.
"I'm eager to be on the road with the band, but also need to ensure my recovery is complete before doing so," White wrote. Until then, drummer Jay Schellen will sit in and perform with Yes. "Please welcome him to our Yes family," White added. "He's doing a great service by stepping in last minute so as to not disappoint everyone hoping to see Yes music performed live this summer."
The band's annual summer outing will take them throughout the U.S. through early September. Yes will stop in such markets as Columbus, Cleveland, Atlantic City, Boston, Wallingford, Westbury, Staten Island, Morristown, Albany, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Saratoga and Reno before wrapping in San Diego on September 4.
See below for full list of summer tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com for ticketing information.
Spend an evening with Yes this summer in the following cities:
American Music Theatre
Ohio State Fair
Hard Rock Live
Atlantic City, NJ
Sands Event Center
Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Theatre at Westbury
Staten Island, NY
St. George Theatre
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Port Chester, NY
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Sterling Heights, MI
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Las Vegas, NV
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Santa Barbara, CA
Los Angeles, CA
The Mountain Winery
Silver Legacy Casino
Paso Robles, CA
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
San Diego, CA
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay