Music Video: Awaken the Empire “The Awakening”

Alt-Electronica group Awaken the Empire have just revealed their much anticipated video for the song “The Awakening.” Fans can watch the video now, here: http://youtu.be/VdCZBno7ZbQ.  The video was directed by Chad Michael Ward: Combi-Christ, Aiden.

In early 2011, the band self funded/produced their debut release The Awakening EP via iTunes, accompanied by the self-produced video for the single “Know Your Place.” Shortly after, the band signed with indie label Burn The Records! The band is currently in the studio recording with producer Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco, Versa Emerge, Get Scared).

Awaken the Empire consists of Damien Lawson (Vocals, Guitar, Programming), Jaymz Marcc (Bass), Daryl Falconer (Drums), and Shivan (Guitar). Their sound is best described as a post-apocalyptic soundtrack to the future…but Awaken the Empire is much more than a band, it is a movement for the people. A call to action to wake up..to break free of society’s expectations, and to not be afraid of risking it all for the chance to control ones own destiny.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/awakentheempire
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/awakentheempire
Youtube: www.youtube.com/awakentheempire

Redlight King Release Tour Video

Redlight King just wrapped up their dates supporting Grammy Award-winner, Everlast, and now they are giving fans an inside look at life on tour. The guys checked in from their NYC stop at Webster Hall to talk about highlights from the road and the great connections they have made with fans at each stop. Tune in to also see their massive tour van they call “Moose.”

Redlight King recently released the official video for their new single “Bullet In My Hand,” which has garnered over a million views on YouTube. The track appears on Something For The Pain, which is available for fans to pick up oniTunes now. For more information on Redlight King, check out the band’s official site, www.redlightkingmusic.com, as well as their Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Official Website: www.redlightkingmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redlightking
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theredlightking

Behind The Scenes of the Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour


Colette Carr has been dubbed the official correspondent for the Canadian Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour, and is bringing fans along to rehearsals in a new video clip.  See what goes on behind-the-scenes as Colette, Frankmusik, Rye Rye, Kay and Natalia Kills work out their stage routines for their upcoming shows, and then check out episode one of CherrytreeTV’s tour blog to see the artists in action on stage (including a clip of LMFAO in Speedos).

The Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour wraps its Canadian dates at the end of December, then will head across the the pond to Europe until March. Get the latest updates from Colette at CherrytreeRecords.com and at ColetteCarr.com, where fans can also check out her song with Frankmusik, “No I.D.

Official Sites:
http://www.colettecarr.com
http://twitter.com/#!/colettecrazy
http://www.facebook.com/#!/cCarrOfficialFanPage
http://www.myspace.com/colettecarr
http://www.cherrytreerecords.com

Graffiti6 Release Debut EP Free

Graffiti6 released their latest Free EP today, available now on iTunes. The seven-track set includes two versions of the first single and title track “Free” along with stripped versions of “Lay Me Down,” “Annie You Save Me” and “Stone In My Heart,” a cover of Fleet Foxes “Blue Ridge Mountains” and a brand new song “Foxes.” The EP is available now for streaming on Spotify and streaming this week-only on AOL Music.

Graffiti6 has also announced that they will spend December on the road as support for Latin singer-songwriter Ximena on her U.S tour.  The trek starts Dec. 5th in Birmingham, Al at Workplay and runs through Dec. 22nd at Schubas in Chicago, IL.  Graffiti6 will also play at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st.

“Free,” an emotional, soulful song about breaking out of a relationship that has come to an end but hard to walk away from, is Graffiti6’s first U.S. radio single.  The video which was shot in downtown Los Angeles will premiere in the next few weeks.  A stripped down version is available online now in which Jamie Scott performs the song solo and acoustic with one mic, one camera and in one take.

Graffiti6 is a collaboration between British singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and songwriter-producer TommyD whose sound is an uncategorizable mélange of pop, psychedelia, R&B, and British Northern Soul that fully capitalizes on the soaring uplift of Scott’s emotionally transparent voice and gift for melody and TommyD’s irresistible rhythms and inventive production. They’ve spent the last few months back and forth between the U.S. and Europe playing shows and festivals as they prepare for the early 2012 release of their debut album ‘Colours’. Graffiti6 have had their songs played on popular TV shows such as Grey’s AnatomyCovert AffairsCSI: NYOne Tree Hill, and MTV series Teen Wolf. MTV has also featured the group in its Freshmen 5, Artist to Watch, and Push campaigns.

Tour Dates:
Nov 30            Las Vegas, NV                        The Cosmopolitan
Dec 1              Las Vegas NV                         The Cosmopolitan

ON TOUR W/ XIMENA
Dec 5              Birmingham, AL                      Workplay Soundstage
Dec 7              Chapel Hill, NC                       Local 506
Dec 8              Richmond, VA                       The Camel
Dec 9              Baltimore, MD                         Sound Stage
Dec 10            Annapolis, MD                         Rams Head
Dec 11            Philadelphia, PA                      World Café Live
Dec 13            New York City, NY                 Rockwood
Dec 14            Boston, MA                             T.T. The Bear’s Place
Dec 15            Portland, ME                           Empire Dance & Dine
Dec 17            Buffalo, NY                             Ninth Ward
Dec 18            Pittsburgh, PA                         Club Café
Dec 20            Columbus, OH                        The Basement
Dec 21            Lexington, KY                         Cosmic Charlie’s
Dec 22            Chicago, IL                              Schubas Tavern

www.graffiti6.com
www.facebook.com/graffiti6
www.twitter.com/graffiti6
www.youtube.com/graffiti6

Shane Harper Fan Photo Contest

Shane HarperCalling all fans of Shane Harper! Shane has just now launched his Fan Photo Sharing Contest through LiveShare by Cooliris right on his Facebook page.

LiveShare is a free mobile and web app that makes it easy for friends to share and communicate through live group photo streams. LiveShare enables fans to connect with their favorite artist and fellow fans in a completely new way by sharing photos all in one place.

Shane is encouraging fans to take a photo of themselves holding his album, wearing his t-shirt, or with a poster and then uploading it to the photo stream where friends and fans can vote by ‘Liking’ their favorite photo. But, don’t worry if you don’t have any Shane Harper merch, because he is also accepting creative submissions of posters, CDs, or anything other idea you might have, based around the theme of his new single “Rocketship.” Watch a video of Shane explaining the contest and start getting creative! To upload a photo to the stream you can go to Shane’s Facebook page and hit the upload button at the lower right or you can use the LiveShare mobile app on your smartphone, free to download.

“Rocketship,” is from Shane’s latest album release which is available on iTunes now. For more information about Shane and his music, go to ShaneHarperOnline.com as well as his Facebook and Twitter pages. Shane can also be seen in the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie and in the Rob Reiner film Flipped.

Bay Area Band SorryEverAfter Arrives on the Scene with Shows, Recording, Video

Bay Area Band SorryEverAfter Arrives on the Scene with Shows
Recording and a Video Announced
October 21th at Uptown Lounge, October 22nd at Benders 

sorryeverafter

The always fecund San Francisco music scene has been burgeoning for the last few years with bands like Kelley Stoltz, The Oh Sees, Sonny and the Sunsets, Ty Segall and Girls breaking out nationally and opening the doors for hooky bands who appreciate distortion. When Bay Area band vets Lynda Mandolyn, Erica Liss, Christa DiBiase and Mike Cloward started SorryEverAfter, they discovered that years on the road had earned them dividends that are impossible to fake: confidence and dynamic chemistry. The quartet plays spare, fuzzy power pop with girlish harmonies, feedback-laden guitars and a locomotive backbeat. Hypnotic, blissed-out songs share brutally honest lyrics and a wry sensibility that reflects the complexities experienced by friends who unflinchingly look life in the face.

“Constellations” and “Pill” live at the Hemlock, San Francisco, California 9/3/11

The band has been in hyperdrive since forming. Their first show was in August, SorryEverAfter released a free 6 song cassette in September with custom art on its face in a limited edition that fans snapped up in record time, while they were beginning to track songs for releases in early 2012 and filming their first video, “Honey Girl”. Following that, they’ll spend December recording with Tim Green (The F**ing Champs) at his Louder Studios for a full length and a Flexidisc. The band has shows planned on October 21st at the Uptown Lounge in Oakland and the 22nd at Benders in San Francisco  They are firming up touring for the middle of January when their 6 song EP “Meet Us When The Lights Go Low” is released.  January 24th to be exact!

The band came together thanks to drummer Cloward’s urge to start something new and a chance meeting with Christa, who brought singer/guitarist/lyricist Lynda into the fold along with Erica. Cloward spent years playing with seminal west coast band 28th Day (with a young Barbara Manning), Richard Buckner, the Sunbirds and Ambulance as well as founding the great DIW Magazine and Devil in the Woods Records. Lynda hails from Detroit Rock City, where she was inducted into the Detroit Metro Times Hall of Fame at the age of 23. She was a member of Fat Wreck Chords-signed Fabulous Disaster (winner of SF Weekly’s Best Punk Band in 2001 and the first all girl band to tour Eastern Europe after the wall came down. Fellow guitarist Christa (Girl Band, Sassy!!!)has a playing history with both Lynda and bassist Erica, who, as a member of MDC,  played all over the world. The entire band has a ferocious baseball obsession, fueled by their beloved Giants, so during the season, if they aren’t playing, they are easy to locate.

For more information and video check out www.sorryeverafter.com

 

U2 set to release 20 Years of Achtung Baby on November 1st

U2 SET TO RELEASE 20 YEARS OF ACHTUNG BABY ON NOVEMBER 1ST

ANNIVERSARY EDITION FEATURES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS AND NEW DOCUMENTARY

Twenty years ago, Bono described Achtung Baby as “the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree” while Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote that “stripped-down and defying its old formulas, U2 has given itself a fighting chance for the 1990’s.”  The album won a Grammy® Award for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most significant records of the nineties and of U2’s career.

To mark twenty years since its 1991 release, an anniversary edition of U2’s Achtung Baby is due on November 1, 2011, in the United States (internationally, October 31, 2011).

Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2’s seventh studio album.  Produced by longtime U2 collaborators, Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and led by “The Fly.”  The album spawned four other singles:  “Mysterious Ways,” “One,” “Even Better Than The Real Thing” and “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.”

The Achtung Baby archives have unearthed some previously unreleased songs from the recording sessions. With a raft of unreleased material, video, remixes, b-sides and documentary footage discovered, a full album of demo and early versions of the final 1991 tracklisting has also been revealed.  Five physical editions including vinyl, CD, DVD and digital options will be made available.  Full details of all formats are at achtungbaby.u2.com.

Earlier this year U2 returned to Hansa Studio in Berlin to discuss Achtung Baby in From The Sky Down, directed by Academy Award®-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).  The film has been selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8 and will be included in the anniversary edition. A trailer for the film can be see here:http://youtu.be/mKDbHa7PANA

www.u2.com

Black Tide Live Performance on The Daily Habit

Black Tide recently stopped by Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit to perform their latest single “That Fire,” from the band’s sophomore album, Post Mortem. Fans can watch the video for Black Tide’s performance now.

Black Tide is encouraging their fans to send in dare requests for the band to do. Fans can send in their dares through their personal Twitter accounts by entering “I #darblacktide…” where the band will pick a bunch of their favorite ones and video themselves completing the dare. Fans can be as creative as they would like with the dares. For more information on the contest, head over towww.blacktidemusic.com/dare.

For more information on Black Tide, be sure to check out their official website, www.blacktidemusic.com, as well as their Facebook andTwitter pages. Make sure to pick up a copy of Post Mortem available on iTunes now!

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band announce final dates of 2011 North American Tour

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
FINAL DATES OF 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
OVERWHELMING DEMAND FROM FANS TRIGGERS NEW DATES
TOUR TO WRAP UP WITH NEW YEAR’S SHOW IN VEGAS

Bob Segaer and the silver bullet band

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are rounding out the second leg of their hugely successful 2011 North American Tour with a series of dates on the west coast including Los Angeles, Oakland, and Phoenix, and topping it all off with a special New Year’s show in Las Vegas.  Seger originally conceived his 2011 Tour as a short spring run of 18-20 dates.  Due to the overwhelming response from fans, Seger nearly tripled the number of shows. The Vegas performance will be Seger’s 50th concert in 2011.

On September 13, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band made digital history of their own by offering fans a Free 6-Track Bonus EP on iTunes to celebrate the release of their digitally remastered multi-platinum Nine Tonight and Live Bullet concert albums.  During the one week promotion, Seger gave his fans 1,698,000 free downloaded tracks. The two live double albums debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Catalog Chart at #4 and #7, respectively.

Seger & his Silver Bullet Band’s live performances led to record sales in excess of 51 million including 11 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA-certified album awards. Seger holds the distinction in 2010 for the #1 Catalog Album of the Decade for his Greatest Hits, which has sold over nine million copies (U.S.A.) to date, posting an unbroken 17-year streak on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums and Catalog Albums charts.

Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale in select markets beginning October 15th. Tickets for all other dates are on sale now atTicketmaster.com and LiveNation.com

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND

2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Show Date                  City                              Venue                                                  On Sale Date

Nov 2                          Ypsilanti, MI                Eastern Michigan University               On Sale Now

Nov 4                          Columbus, OH            Nationwide Arena                               On Sale Now

Nov 9                          Evansville, IN              Ford Center                                         On Sale Now

Nov 11                        Greenville, SC            BI-LO Center                                      On Sale Now

Nov 13                        Orlando, FL                 Orlando Calling Festival                      On Sale Now

Nov 15                        Birmingham, AL          BJCC Arena                                       On Sale Now

Nov 17                        Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center                               On Sale Now

Nov 19                        Pittsburgh, PA             Consol Energy Center                        On Sale Now

Nov 25                        Baltimore, MD             1st Mariner Arena                                On Sale Now

Nov 26                        Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena                           On Sale Now

Nov 29                        Worcester, MA            DCU Center                                        On Sale Now

Dec 01                        New York, NY             Madison Square Garden                    On Sale Now

Dec 03                        Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center                             On Sale Now

Dec 06                        Ottawa, ON                 Scotiabank Place                                On Sale Oct 15

Dec 09                        St. Louis, MO              Scottrade Center                                On Sale Oct 15

Dec 10                        Memphis, TN              FedEx Forum                                      On Sale Now

Dec 13                        Des Moines, IA           Wells Fargo Arena                              On Sale Oct 15

Dec 15                        Oklahoma City, OK    Chesapeake Energy Arena                On Sale Oct 22

Dec 17                        Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center                    On Sale Oct 22

Dec 21                        Oakland, CA               Oracle Arena                                      On Sale Nov 5

Dec 23                        Phoenix, AZ                US Airways Center                             On Sale Oct 29

Dec 28                        Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center                                    On Sale Oct 29

Dec 30                        Las Vegas, NV            Mandalay Bay Events Center            On Sale Oct 29

For additional information on Bob Seger, please visit: www.bobseger.com

OneRepublic Nominated For American Music Award

one republic the good life

Nominees for the 39th annual American Music Awards were revealed today by Nicki Minaj and Pitbull.  OneRepublic have been confirmed as nominees for Favorite Band, Duo or Group alongside Maroon 5 and LMFAO.  Fans of the band can go to ABC.com to cast their vote before voting ends on Friday, November 11th. Winners will be announced live during the 2011 AMAs on Sunday, November 20th at 8/7c on ABC.

OneRepublic have indeed been living the “Good Life” this year complete with an international tour, countless live broadcast performances of their smash single and numerous film/TV syncs including the new Disney Resorts commercial

Waking Up is available on iTunes now.  Visit OneRepublic.net for more info.

Video: Cody Simpson’s “Not Just You”

Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson premiered his new music video for “Not Just You” yesterday on MTV.  “Not Just You” is the latest single off of his new six song EP, “COAST TO COAST” – which includes the #1 RADIO DISNEY hit, “On My Mind.”  Simpson celebrated the release of “COAST TO COAST” with a number of high profile TV appearances, including visits to the Disney Channel’s Prank Stars, QVC’s Sunday Best, and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show (streaming now at Cody’s official webpage,http://www.codysimpson.com/blog/26ed93-watch-cody-performs-on-the-ellen-degeneres-show).

He is currently being featured as MTV’s Push Artist this Week with

an array of further TV appearances set for the coming weeks, including Nickelodeon’s Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC’s Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular and the nationally syndicated Live! with Regis & Kelly (slated for December 8th), as well as a performance and mentor role on Radio Disney and the Disney Channel’s “N.B.T. (Next Big Thing)” talent contest (check local listings).

For up-to-the-minute news and information Cody please visit:
www.codysimpson.com
www.myspace.com/codysimpsonmusic
www.facebook.com/pages/Cody-Simpson/168252852669
www.twitter.com/thecodysimpson

Jane’s Addiction To Chat Live with Fans on October 18th

JANE’S ADDICTION TO ANSWER FAN QUESTIONS VIA LIVESTREAM OCTOBER 18th

NEW ALBUM THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST IN STORES OCTOBER 18TH

Jane's addiction

Jane’s Addiction will be chatting live from NYC on October 18th at 3pm EST/12 PST at www.livestream.com/janesaddiction. Fans can send in their questions now to the band’s Facebook and Twitter pages! Don’t forget to RSVP on the Jane’s Addiction LiveStream page and be sure to watch them live on release date for The Great Escape Artist, October 18th.

Fans can here the entire album streaming on iTunes now!

Il Volo Performs on CBS’ The Talk

Il Volo appeared again this week on CBS Daytime’s The Talk to perform “Un Amore Cosi Grande” (“A Love So Great” in English).  The teenage trio made their US television debut on the same stage back in February of this year performing “O Sole Mio.”  Since then, the group has released a successful US debut album, made numerous television appearances – including a performance on the series finale of the HBO hit Entourage – and been nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards for the Spanish-language version of their self-titled debut.

The boys are currently wrapping up their North American tour dates – visit IlVoloMusic.com for details on the remaning stops.  Il Volo is available now in stores and online.

Sugarland Head Back to Indiana

NASHVILLE TN – Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of country duo Sugarland will return to Indiana for a free concert at Conseco Fieldhouse on October 28th. This full-band show will also serve as the final stop of Sugarland’s 2011 Incredible Machine Tour. Special guests will be announced at a later date.

It is Sugarland’s intention to honor all previous ticketholders for the August 13th Indiana State Fair date at this newly-added show, regardless of refund status. Ticket distribution will start with a first-come, first-serve “presale” for previous ticketholders before the release of seats to the general public. The “presale” will begin Oct. 10th at 10 a.m. ET, and end Oct. 14th at midnight ET.

Fans who bought State Fair show tickets online or via telephone through Ticketmaster or the Indiana State Fair (ISF) will receive unique passwords via email or phone to redeem the same number of tickets they originally purchased. Fans who participated in the Sugarpass fan club presale will receive an email with ticket redemption instructions for use on Sugarlandmusic.com. Original Sugarpit ticketholders will have first priority to choose Sugarpit for this show as well.

Previous ticketholders who do not receive an email or who purchased their tickets in person at the ISF box office or other outlet should contact Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 beginning Oct. 10th at 10 a.m. ET to request seats. Proof of original purchase in the form of a receipt is recommended.

Remaining seats for the Conseco Fieldhouse show will be released to the general public Saturday, October 15th at 10 a.m. ET on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets will be available free of cost and service fees via Ticketmaster.com for as long as supplies last. Ticket limit is four (4) per household.

Conseco Fieldhouse is the home of the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Doors on the night of the performance will open at 6:30 p.m.; the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Contributions to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund will be gratefully accepted throughout the night.

For more information on Sugarland’s return to Indiana and/or how to redeem previously purchased tickets for this performance, please visit Sugarlandmusic.com.

DAUGHTRY Unveils Album Art And Track Listing For Break The Spell

Daughtry-BreakTheSpell-AlbumArt

October 6, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – DAUGHTRY have revealed additional details including album artwork and track listing for its eagerly anticipated album, Break The Spell, out November 21st from 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The long awaited third album from the multi-platinum selling rock band includes the chart-climbing “Renegade” and ” Crawling Back To You,” which is well on its way to becoming the band’s fifth No. 1 at the Hot AC format.  The new record will be released 5 years to the day from the release of their multi-platinum debut album in 2006.

Break The Spell is a powerful collection of hooks and strong, rhythmic choruses that provide the perfect backdrop for frontman Chris Daughtry’s emotionally resonant voice. Every song was co-written by Chris with either one of his band-mates (guitarists Josh Steely ,  Brian Craddock and bassist Josh Paul) or collaborators such as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee and Bret James. Produced by Howard Benson, who worked on DAUGHTRY’S two previous chart-topping albums, Break The Spell allows the band room to grow musically while still maintaining its knack for distinctive, melodic pop-rock anthems.

Daughtry have scored 4 No. 1 hits, garnered 4 Grammy nominations, sold over 7 million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than 4 years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. In addition to recording and touring, Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes.

1. Renegade
2. Crawling Back To You
3. Outta My Head
4. Start Of Something Good
5. Crazy
6. Break The Spell
7. We’re Not Gonna Fall
8. Gone Too Soon
9. Losing My Mind
10. Rescue Me
11. Louder Than Ever
12. Spaceship

Stay in touch with the latest on Daughtry:
http://www.daughtryofficial.com
http://www.twitter.com/chris_daughtry
http://www.myspace.com/daughtry
http://www.facebook.com/daughtry
http://www.last.fm/music/Daughtry

Stream Daughtry’s new singles:
Renegade: http://bit.ly/r8nbHG
Crawling Back To You: http://bit.ly/qlMM5c

Eric Church Welcomes a Baby Boy!

Eric Church

Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, October 6, 2011) – One of country music’s most dynamic entertainers is now working on pleasing an entirely new audience.  Eric Church and wife Katherine are proud to welcome their first child—Boone McCoy Church.

Boone was born on Monday, October 3 at Centennial Women’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee at 8:35 a.m. CT and weighed 7 lbs. and 11 oz.

“Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is.  Words can never do the feeling justice.  I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama,” shares Eric.

Although Church has been touring extensively throughout 2011, he does have plans to reduce the number of his performances throughout the remainder of the year to enjoy time with his family.  The last time Church took time away from the road was to write his chart-topping third studio album, CHIEF.  However, Church does expect an entirely new set of inspirations to come from his time at home.

“It will be interesting to see how this new chapter in our life manifests itself musically,” Eric adds.  “I’ve always made music that was representative of real life.  Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home.”

The Church family will be releasing photos in the coming weeks of the latest addition to their family.  Stay tuned to www.ericchurch.com for more details.

Peter Gabriel + Orchestra + Greatest Hits = NEW BLOOD out 10/11

PETER GABRIEL REINVENTS HIS GREATEST WORKS WITH NEW BLOOD ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 11TH // TRIUMPHANT NEW RECORDINGS PERFORMED BY THE NEW BLOOD ORCHESTRA

“New Blood – Live in London” Concert DVD Out October 25th

Peter Gabriel

“The orchestra provides different dimensions to the music that weren’t there initially. Rock artists work slowly in studios, building up layer by layer, and one of the great, powerful advantages of an orchestra is all these musicians playing at one moment with all sorts of colors and personalities.” – PETER GABRIEL

On the heels of a limited sold-out US summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, he will release a full-length CD NEW BLOOD on October 11, 2011 distributed by EMI. A continuum to his recent Scratch My Back release, the NEW BLOOD album will feature some of Gabriel’s biggest hits from his prodigious career, reconstructed and re-imagined with orchestral arrangements and recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra. Gabriel hand-selected the songs and enlisted the help of longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor of the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra.

This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect to songs including “Mercy Street”, “Don’t Give Up”, “Digging In The Dirt”, “San Jacinto”, and the all-time classic “Solsbury Hill”. The intention was not to simply rework Gabriel’s biggest songs, but rather, find songs that were enhanced by the massed strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. “Don’t Give Up” – now with Norwegian singer Ane Brun’s vulnerable, cracking vocals replacing those of Kate Bush – rides a stirring, uplifting coda. Where the twinkle of “San Jacinto” was originally supplied by loops from a Fairlight sampler, piano and bows now provide the otherworldly magic. But probably the most extraordinary reinterpretation is that of “Rhythm Of The Heat” where Metcalf has recast the original’s extended African drum jam into a dizzying, swirling orchestral maelstrom.

NEW BLOOD will be available as a standard single-disc and digital download. A special 2-CD version will include the standard album plus an added disc of instrument versions. There will additionally be a heavyweight vinyl version available November 8th that is released with a bonus 7″ featuring “A Quiet Moment” and “Solsbury Hill”). The filmed concert “New Blood – Live in London”, recorded October 23rd, 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo will be available in 3D, blu-ray and standard DVD on October 25th.

Pre-order your own copy of NEW BLOOD now:
iTunes http://goo.gl/N4Vyc
Amazon http://goo.gl/1kope
Womad http://goo.gl/TSQZq

CONNECT WITH PETER GABRIEL
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OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING
1. Rhythm of the Heat
2. Downside Up (Featuring Melanie Gabriel)
3. San Jacinto
4. Intruder
5. Wallflower
6. In Your Eyes
7. Mercy Street
8. Red Rain
9. Darkness
10. Don’t Give Up (Featuring Ane Brun)
11. Digging in the Dirt
12. The Nest that Sailed the Sky
13. A Quiet Moment
14. Solsbury Hill(Bonus Track)

Special 2 CD Edition
1. The Rhythm of the Heat (instrumental)
2. Downside Up (instrumental)
3. San Jacinto (instrumental)
4. Intruder (instrumental)
5. Wallflower (instrumental)
6. In Your Eyes (instrumental)
7. Mercy Street (instrumental)
8. Red Rain (instrumental)
9. Darkness (instrumental)
10. Don’t Give Up (instrumental)
11. Digging In The Dirt (instrumental)
12. The Nest That Sailed The Sky (instrumental)
13. Blood of Eden (studio track)

Jessie and The Toy Boys Conquer Wally World


What do you do when you’re bored while touring the country with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj? Catch up with Jessie and The Toy Boysin the latest tour webisode as they spend some of their free time hitting up Wal-Mart for some fun and random purchases.

And, head over to I Beat You where you can show off your summer tan lines for a chance to win a $150 gift card and tickets to see Jessie and The Toy Boys live! If you’re feeling more creative than just showing off your tan lines, head over to Talent House where Jessie is giving her fans the opportunity to design her Fannequin logo to use on her forthcoming album and merchandise. Pick up Jessie’s EP Show Me Your Tan Lines on iTunes and Amazon now!

Jane’s Addiction Release Behind The Scenes Photo Shoot Footage

Jane's addiction

Jane’s Addiction are giving fans a sneak peak into the band’s massive photo shoot in support of their upcoming new album, The Great Escape Artist. To go along with the theme of the album, the band went to Houdini’s old Southern California estate to capture, “a little bit of that 1920s classic California Houdini vibe, mix it in with the rock’n’roll seventies reminiscent of “Hotel California,” and bring it all to 2011, which is who [Jane’s Addiction] and where we are today,” according to lead singer, Perry Ferrell.

Jane’s Addiction has partnered with Citi Group to play a two-night live performance special in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York beginning at The Metro in Chicago on September 24th & 25th. For complete presale details for the Chicago dates, visitwww.citiprivatepass.com. Check back for ticket information on Los Angeles and New York.

The band recently debuted their official brand new single, “Irresistible Force,” which is now bulleted at #10 on the Alternative Radio Airplay Chart after five weeks. Fans can watch the official video for the single available now. For more information on Jane’s Addiction, be sure to check out their official site, www.JanesAddiction.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. The Great Escape Artist will be released through Capitol Records on October 18th.

DATE CITY VENUE
9/24 Chicago, IL Metro
9/25 Chicago, IL Metro
10/3 Los Angeles, CA TBA
10/4 Los Angeles, CA TBA
10/17 New York, NY TBA
10/18 New York, NY TBA

Anna Calvi Announces North American Dates in December

Anna Calvi Announces North American Dates in December!

Set to Headline Brooklyn Vegan Holiday Show on 12/13

Anna Calvi is excited to announce a run of North American dates in December, set to kick off in San Francisco on December 6th.  This summer brought Anna Calvi a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for her self-titled debut which was released on Domino earlier this year. Anna also made her U.S. network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman.

For those of us lucky enough to catch one of Anna Calvi’s first shows in the U.S, the scene was this: a darkened room, sweltering heat and dripping sweat. As the stage filled with smoke, she emerged like ice cold water hitting sauna rocks – Anna Calvi shredded her guitar with all the passion and vigor we’d imagined. On December 13th Anna will return to NYC to play a very special holiday show thrown by Brooklyn Vegan. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16th. One dollar from every ticket sale will be donated to Toys For Tots. Point your browsers HERE to purchase and stay tuned for announcements on additional performers to be added to the bill over the coming weeks.

Check out Anna Calvi’s bewitching performance of “Love Won’t Be Leaving” under ominous skies at last month’s SpinHouse Live rooftop event. Full performance can be seen HERE

Listen to Calvi’s spine-tingling cover of “Baby It’s You”, the b-side to her latest single “Suzanne And I” HERE

Hear her recent performance on NPR’s World Café HERE

Anna Calvi Live:
December 6th              San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

December 8th              Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

December 10th            Montreal, QB @ Cabaret Mile End

December 13th            Brookyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn Vegan Holiday Party)

*WATCH THIS SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL LOS ANGELES SHOW NEWS!!*

Eric Church Nominated As CMA’s New Artist Of The Year

Eric Church
Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, September 6, 2011) – If you were to run in to Eric Church today, chances are you’d find him celebrating with a drink in his hand. He’s nominated for the CMA’s Top New Artist Of The Year.
“Though I’ve tried to make my career not just about winning awards, it’s always great to be recognized, and I’m especially honored in this case because the CMA voting members are my peers. It’s always really rewarding when other people who also do this for a living acknowledge what you’re doing,” said Church.
Seemingly sitting on top of the world right now with his smash No. 1 album debut across all genres, CHIEF, and RIAA Gold® Certified hits “Homeboy,” “Love Your Love The Most,” and “Smoke A Little Smoke,” Eric has had a year full of hard-earned accomplishments. The CMA Award nomination comes as another chance for him to thank his fans – the people to whom he says are responsible for it all.
“It’s quite humbling to have fans take ownership of a record and a career like they have ours. They have been the driving force behind any success or recognition that we have ever received,” said Church. “I can’t thank them enough for where they have brought us and where we go from here.”
Eric’s current single “Drink In My Hand” is currently rising up the country  radio charts, and fans can catch him out on the road at upcoming solo shows and on the Locked and Loaded Tour with Toby Keith.
For a full list of dates and more information, visit www.ericchurch.com.

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Reschedules Boston Show Due To Hurricane Irene Threat

Due to safety concerns based on the possible effects of Hurricane Irene, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has rescheduled the Sunday, August 28 show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA to Tuesday, August 30. The U.S. National Hurricane Center has warned that hurricane-level storms may occur in the area on Sunday.

All tickets for the previously scheduled performance date will be honored at the rescheduled date on Tuesday, August 30.  For those unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available at point of purchase.

“Safety first…We don’t want any of our fans to get hurt,” says M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. “We decided to move the show from Sunday to Tuesday so all of you crazy fucks can make it and stay safe.” Check out a video clip of M. Shadows here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-iqtGpcEqM&hd=1.

“We apologize for any inconvenience to the fans, but safety is our first concern. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a full afternoon and evening of rock at UPROAR,” says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes. “After the Category 3 storm blows through New England on Sunday, UPROAR promises to bring a Category 5 rock storm on Tuesday.”

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will rock Camden, NJ this Friday, August 26 and Scranton, PA on Saturday, August 27.

For band performance times and other details about the Boston area Rockstar EnergyDrink UPROAR Festival, please visit:http://rockstaruproar.com/city/boston/.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival features multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, along with main stage artistsThree Days GraceSeetherBullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. The North American touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners Sevendust, as well as Black TideArt Of Dying and Hell Or Highwater.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:

Date                Tour Market                 Venue

Fri 8/26            Camden, NJ                Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat 8/27           Scranton, PA               Toyota Pavilion

Sun 8/28          Boston, MA                  Comcast Center

Wed 8/31        Washington, DC         Jiffy Lube Live

Thur 9/1           Virginia Beach, VA      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sat 9/3             Tampa, FL                  1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

Sun 9/4            Biloxi, MS                    Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Mon 9/5           Houston, TX                Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Fri 9/9              Detroit, MI                    DTE Energy Music Centre

Sat 9/10           Buffalo, NY                  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sun 9/11          Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre

Tue 9/13          Montreal, QC               Parc Jean Drapeau ***

Wed 9/14        Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ***

Fri 9/16            Pittsburgh, PA             First Niagara Pavilion

Sat 9/17           Indianapolis, IN            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sun 9/18          Chicago, IL                  First Midwest Bank Pavilion

Tue 9/20          Grand Rapids, MI        Van Andel Arena

Wed 9/21        Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center

Fri 9/23            Omaha, NE                 WestFair Amphitheater **

Sat 9/24           Kansas City, MO         Sandstone Amphitheater

Sun 9/25          St. Louis, MO              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Wed 9/28        Calgary, AB                 Scotiabank Saddledome *

Thur 9/29         Edmonton, AB             Rexall Place *

Sat 10/1           Seattle, WA                 White River Amphitheatre

Sun 10/2          Spokane, WA              Spokane Arena

Tue 10/4          Salt Lake City, UT       USANA Amphitheater

Wed 10/5        Denver, CO                 Comfort Dental Amphitheater

Fri 10/7            Albuquerque, NM         Hard Rock Pavilion

Sat 10/8           Phoenix, AZ                 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

Sun 10/9          San Diego, CA            Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Thur 10/13       Sacramento, CA         Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Fri 10/14          San Francisco, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre

 

* Sevendust will not be performing at these shows

** Seether will not be performing at this show

***Protest The Hero will headline the second stage; Sevendust will not be performing

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Best Buy Music Gear, Ernie Ball, Zoom, Schecter Guitars, KRANK Amps, Zippo, KICKER Performance Audio, Castiv, Guitar Player Magazine, Jägermeister Canada, Vertical-Xtreme, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserves, The Marines, BOSS, Sullen, Fearless Music, NoCover.com and No Cover Event Guide, and others.

www.RockstarUPROAR.com

Paul McCartney Announces Ocean’s Kingdom

paul mccartney ocean's kingdomMarking his first foray into the world of dance, Paul McCartney has announced the general release of Ocean’s Kingdom, commissioned by the New York City Ballet. The recording will be released by Hear Music/Telarc and is conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.

Ocean’s Kingdom is the first time Paul has written an original orchestral score or any kind of music for dance and is the result of a collaboration between Paul and New York City Ballet’s Master in Chief Peter Martins, who have worked together to present the world premiere of a new ballet for the company’s 2011/2012 season this September.

Though the work is Paul’s first ballet, he approached the project in the same way he writes all other music, driven by his heart rather than his head and inspired by feeling rather than specific technical knowledge. While this may have been another new turn for his staggeringly varied career to take, Paul knew it had to be influenced by his own personal experience and that he needed to create a story the audience would find equally compelling and moving.

Paul’s first step was to visit the Royal Opera House to see Adolphe Adam’s Giselle, danced by the Royal Ballet. Afterwards, Paul met the dancers and discussed the work with them, realising as he did so that he was still without a central theme to his work. Keen to tell a story through his music, Paul decided to focus on the purity of the ocean and within just two months, the first draft had been completed. He then went through the music again thinking specifically of the ballet itself, thereby creating a world featuring distinctive characters and a vibrant underworld kingdom.  Finally Paul spent many more weeks working alongside Peter Martins to refine the work, before Peter created the choreography with the NYCB dancers.

An hour long score featuring four stunning movements – “Ocean’s Kingdom,” “Hall of Dance,” “Imprisonment” and “Moonrise” – the ballet tells of a love story within the story of an underwater world whose people are threatened by the humans of Earth. A potently expressive and richly varied work, the score is Paul’s most challenging and emotionally complex yet. As he explains: “What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song.  Trying to write something that expressed an emotion – so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging.”

The premiere of the ballet Ocean’s Kingdom will take place at NYCB’s Fall Gala on Thursday 22nd September 2011 while the release of the orchestral score will follow on October 4th, available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.  It was recorded in June in London.

The artwork that accompanies the release is equally striking and inventive. Though it seems to suggest a city skyline, it is actually a digital readout of the notes from the ballet score.

Although this is his first orchestral score for dance, Paul is already quite at home in the world of classical music.  His back catalogue already carries four classical albums, the most recent of which was the Classical BRIT Award winning ‘Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)'; a work for chorus and orchestra in four movements that was released in 2006.

TRACK LISTING

1. Movement 1 Ocean’s Kingdom (14:07)  2. Movement 2 Hall of Dance (16:19)  3. Movement 3 Imprisonment (13:36)  4. Movement 4 Moonrise (12:29)

BLUE OCTOBER LANDS HIGHEST CHART DEBUT OF THEIR CAREER

Self-Released Via Justin Furstenfeld’s OWN Label, UP/DOWN Records, Any Man In America Lands at #8 On The Top 200

Band Resuming Their Headline Tour On September 8th


Blue October

(New York, NY – August 24, 2011) – Multiplatinum art rock band, Blue October, have landed their highest chart debut of their 16 year career with the release of theirlatest album, Any Man In America.  The album, which was self-released on Justin Furstenfeld’s own UP/DOWN Records after parting ways with Universal Motown, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, was the #2 debut in the chart this week and also #2 on the Independent Album Chart selling over 26,000 copies.  The album also enjoyedsuccess digitally hitting the #1 spot on the iTunes Alternative album chartand  #5 on the iTunes Overall Album Chart.  The record also enjoyed 5 consecutive days at #1 on the Amazon.com Top 100 Paid MP3 Album Chart. The album was produced by Furstenfeld, who also produced the band’s platinum album, Foiled, together with Tim Palmer who has produced and mixed for the likes of Robert Plant, Pearl Jam and U2.  Any Man In America is the follow up to 2009’s Approaching Normal and is the 6th studio album for Blue October. The album takes the listener on a cathartic journey chronicling the deeply personal events that have unfolded in singer Justin Furstenfeld’s life since the band’s last release. USA Today states in its 3 out of 4 star review “this one’s a doozy…It’ll tear your heart out.” Justin has also become very proactive in fighting for shared parenting rights and teamed up with the American Coalition For Fathers and Children recently. 

Frontman and UP/DOWN Records President Furstenfeld had this to say about the band’s achievement: “I am in awe and beside myself with a big sigh and the most amazing crows flying in my stomach. The fact that when I started UP/DOWN Records, it was to prove that the listener can still be touched by artists with something to say, artists who are not afraid to stand up and remind listeners that they can still feel music like a first kiss. Making music that is real is what both Blue October and UP/DOWN records is all about.  I can’t thank everyone enough who has supported us and helped us achieve this milestone for the band.”

The debut single, “The Chills,” is currently making its way up the charts landing in the Top 40 at Alternative radio this week.  The band also just released the video for the song and you can check it out here. The video was directed by Jeff Ray based on an idea that Justin came up with himself. Blue October has also released the touching video for “The Feel Again (Stay)”.  Directed by Merritt Fields, “The Feel Again (Stay)” is one of Blue October’s most truthful and haunting videos to date and gives fans a deeper taste of what they can expect from the new album.   That video has already reached over a 200,000 views in its short time since being released and can be seen here.

Blue October will also resume their Any Man In America tour on September 8th in Phoenix and will run through mid-October.  The tour will make stops in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Las Vegas among others.  Known for their impressive live shows, the band received critical acclaim with the early shows that kicked off the tour in Texas.  The Dallas Morning News raved “Wednesday’s performance showed a band that has not only arrived, but has set up a smooth-running and rewarding shop.“ Justin and Blue October will be bringing representatives from the American Coalition of Fathers and Children on the road with them to educate fans about Family Breakdown, Divorce and Emotional Child Support.

Blue October first exploded into the mainstream after years of relentless touring with their hit single “Hate Me” which spent 16 weeks in Top 5 at Modern Rock. From their 2006 release Foiled, the song rocketed to the top of the modern rock charts and garnered the band a whole new fan base. The album went on to sell 1.6 million copies based on the strength of the single and the band’s constant touring.  Blue October continued their success at Modern Rock radio with the Top 10 hit “Dirt Room” from Approaching Normal.

Blue October is Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey, and Julian Mandrake.

ANY MAN INAMERICA TOUR

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Sept. 8

Phoenix, AZ

The Foundry

Sept. 9

Las Vegas, NV

House of Blues

Sept. 10

Los Angeles, CA

House of Blues

Sept. 11

Anaheim, CA

House of Blues

Sept. 13

San Diego, CA

House of Blues

Sept. 15

Reno, NV

Knitting Factory

Sept. 16

San Francisco, CA

Regency Ballroom

Sept. 17

Portland, OR

Roseland Ballroom

Sept. 18

Seattle, WA

Showbox

Sept. 20

Missoula, MT

The Wilma

Sept. 21

Spokane, WA

Knitting Factory

Sept. 22

Boise, ID

Knitting Factory

Sept. 25

Denver, CO

The Ogden Theater

Sept. 28

Des Moines, IA

Hoyt Sherman

Sept. 29

Minneapolis, MN

The Myth

Sept. 30

Kansas City, MO

Crossroads

Oct. 1

St. Louis, MO

The Pageant

Oct. 2

Columbia, MO

The Blue Note

Oct. 6

Tulsa, OK

Cains Ballroom

Oct. 7

Omaha, NE

Mid America

Oct. 8

Chicago, IL

House of Blues

Oct. 9

Cleveland, OH

House of Blues

Oct. 12

Detroit, MI

Royal Oak Theater

Oct. 13

Philadelphia, PA

Tower Theater

Oct. 14

Washington, DC

The Fillmore

Oct. 15

New York, NY

Webster Hall

Oct. 16

Rochester, NY

Water Street

Oct. 17

Boston, MA

House of Blues

Oct. 19

Charlotte, NC

The Fillmore

Oct. 20

Atlanta, GA

Buckhead Theater

Oct. 21

New Orleans, LA

House of Blues

 

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Band Performance Times & Signing Times Revealed

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL:

BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES AND SIGNING TIMES REVEALED,

FESTIVAL SPONSORS’ ACTIVITIES AND CONTESTS ANNOUNCED

EPISODE 5 OF UPROAR TV NOW AVAILABLE

Additional details were announced today for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which launches this Friday, August 26 in Camden, NJ. Band performance times and signing schedules for individual tour dates are available by clicking the “Details” link for each tour date at www.RockstarUPROAR.com/tour-dates/.

At each show during the seven-week tour, the festival area will feature a variety of activities, vendors and contests throughout the afternoon and evening. Fans that arrive early will also have the chance to meet some of their favorite bands at the Best Buy Music Gear Tent andRockstar Energy Drink Tent.

The music at the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival kicks off with the local winner of the Best Buy Music Gear Battle Of The Bands Powered by Ernie Ball, followed by Hell Or HighwaterArt of DyingBlack Tide and Sevendust on the Best Buy Music Stage. The show moves inside with Escape The Fate launching the mainstage performances. Next up is the Sullen Art Collective’s Miss UPROAR 2011 Model Search competition, and then the rock continues with performances from Bullet For My ValentineSeether,Three Days Grace and headliners Avenged Sevenfold.

Check out Episode 5 of UPROAR TV, which includes this year’s bands talking about what to expect at the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and why fans should come early: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d0gSCv4WJw.

In addition, here’s a list of various onsite activities, contests and promotions offered by the sponsors of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival:

Rockstar Energy Drink: Sample Rockstar Energy Drink at the booth and catch Art of Dying, Black Tide and Escape The Fate doing daily autograph signings. Rockstar is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, Rockstar is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars. Rockstar Energy Drink is available in eighteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, Roasted Light Vanilla, Roasted Espresso, Energy Cola, Recovery Lemonade, Recovery Grape, Recovery Orange, Pink, and 2X. Rockstar Energy Drink is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Mexico, the Philippines and throughout the United Kingdom. Rockstar Energy Drink supports the active Rockstar lifestyle. In Motocross, Music, Supercross, FMX, Off Road Racing, MotoGP, Road Racing, Rally Racing, Rallycross, Snowboard, Snowmobile, Ski, Surf, Skate, Wake, MMA, Boxing, Bull Riding, BMX, and BMX Racing.  Go to www.rockstar69.com or www.facebook.com/rockstar for athlete, music, and event updates. Check out videos, profiles, and product information.

Best Buy Music Gear: Buy the CD, meet the bands! Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Sevendust will be signing at the Best Buy Music Gear Tent daily (find the schedule in the Tour Dates section at www.RockstarUPROAR.com). Check out lots of cool gear from Krank, Castiv, Zoom, Rocksmith USA, Ernie Ball and Schecter being sold at the Best Buy Music Gear booth. Be sure to check out an acoustic set from Art of Dying at the booth every day and catch the bands playing on the Best Buy Music Gear Stage powered by Ernie Ball!

Ernie Ball: Come hang out at Ernie Ball’s Tent Village and discover what guitarists across the globe are raving about. This is your chance to demo Rocksmith, the groundbreaking video game that lets you use any REAL guitar of your choosing, while creating a marriage between instrument and video game that has never been seen before. So swing by the Ernie Ball booth, get your hands on a real 6 string instrument, and show us what you’ve got! While you’re there, take a minute to play the world famous Ernie Ball bean bag toss game to stake your claimfor tons of cool prizes, including Ernie Ball strings and accessories.

Zoom: This summer, Zoom is bringing its diverse line of innovative products on tour with the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. World-renowned for its handy audio and video recorders, as well as its guitar effects pedals, Zoom will be showcasing its Q3HD Handy Video Recorder and the G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature Edition Pedal throughout the tour. UPROAR and Zoom will also sponsor an online sweepstakes in which ten winners throughout the tour will receive a Zoom Q3HD Video Recorder and a ticket upgrade with pit reporter access to film the show up close. Go to www.zoomfx.com to see exclusive artist videos and learn more about the Q3HD.

Schecter Guitars®: Schecter Guitars® are back and better than ever for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Join Schecter Guitars®, the official Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival guitar sponsor, along with Schecter endorsees Avenged Sevenfold and Seether, as they bring crushing tone across the states. This year Schecter has upped the ante as they bring their new 32’ custom coach to every stop of the tour. Fans can demo new models at an all-new listening station and enter an exclusive on-site UPROAR contest for a chance to win a Hellraiser Special each week of the tour. For almost 36 years Schecter Guitars® has offered high quality instruments at affordable prices and has solidified its status as one of the world’s premier guitar companies. Check one out and see why all of your favorite artists choose Schecter Guitars® on the road and in the studio!

Rocksmith Canada & USA: It’s time to pick up your guitar, plug in your cord and turn up the volume, because this coming October, Play (really) Means Play with the launch of Rocksmith, Authentic Guitar Games.  The music gaming category is about to dramatically change with the FIRST game that offers an authentic guitar experience…designed for any REAL electric guitar. Published and created by Ubisoft, one of the leading game developers in the world (and creator of such titles as Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia and Just Dance), Rocksmith delivers an underlying message that is real and authentic…no plastic toys, no color coding and no “fantasy” game play.  This game is about delivering real benefits, it’s about getting you Stage Ready! AC/DC couldn’t have said it any better when they sang out, “For those about to rock, we salute you.”  It’s time to salute and celebrate the guitar, the music, the bands, the guitar legends, guitar culture and the first REAL guitar game. To play the guitar is every guy’s fantasy, but Rocksmith is no fantasy. Check us out in the Ernie Ball tent on all the US dates and in Canada next to Jägermeister.

Krank Amps: Krank Amps is once again thrilled to be a sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival! This year’s lineup is really strong and we’re happy to be part of an awesome brand and affiliated with so many other great companies who help make this one of the year’s best touring events. We’re looking forward to a Krankin’ tour this fall!

Zippo: Based in Bradford, PA, and distributed in more than 152 countries worldwide, Zippo has produced nearly 475 million windproof lighters since its founding in 1932. Although best known for its iconic refillable windproof lighter, the Zippo product line also includes lighter accessories, butane candle lighters, lifestyle products for men, and an outdoor line of products and accessories introduced earlier this year. Zippo owns W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, one of America’s oldest and finest cutlery manufacturers; Zippo Fashion Italia, maker of Italian fashion leather goods; and substantially all of the assets of Ronson Consumer Products Corporation. For more information about Zippo, visit www.Zippo.com.

Kicker: Stop by the booth and have an “audio intervention.” Trade in your current ear buds and upgrade to a pair of Kicker ear buds for free! Up to 25 sets of ear buds available per day.

Castiv Media: Castiv is thrilled to be part of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival for a second year! This will be a great opportunity to show our products and how technology can rock.

Guitar Player Magazine: The galaxy’s most respected, credible, and stylistically diverse guitar magazine since 1967 is thrilled to be part of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival as publisher of the official program. For more than 41 years, GUITAR PLAYER has taught obsessed guitarists how to sound better and play better with insightful artist interviews, how-to lessons, and gear reviews. Join the GUITAR PLAYER community at http://www.guitarplayer.com.

Jägermeister Canada: Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter,” is one of the top shot brands in the world and sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe of 56 herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from around the world. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany. The brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister, which is dedicated to music not underage drinking, is proud to be part of the music scene and an active supporter of up-and-coming musicians worldwide.

Jägermeister Liqueur 35% Alc./Vol. Distributed by PMA Canada, Oakville

Rock-n-Roll GangStar: Kick ass rock-n-roll inspired apparel from Los Angeles with a vintage modern rock and metal vibe. Quality kick ass gear with cool prices for the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival: t-shirts, denim wear, hats, bandanas, and more!

LifeStyles Condoms: Based out of Red Bank, NJ, LifeStyles Condoms was launched in 1985 as a U.S. based consumer products division of Ansell Limited, a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With over 20 styles of condoms and an assortment of other pleasure products on the market, LifeStyles and its affiliates are some of the leading distributors of sexual health goods in the US and Canada. More information on LifeStyles can be found at www.lifestyles.com, as well as www.Facebook.com/LifeStylesUSA and www.Twitter.com/LifeStylesUSA. For more information on Ansell and its other products, please visit www.ansell.com.

Vertical Xtreme: Vertical Xtreme is getting UPROAR high!  Experience the thrill as we bring you one of the most exciting adrenaline rushes you’ve ever experienced.  With over 25 feet of air beneath you, get as high as you can while rockin’ gravity defying maneuvers!  Vertical Xtreme will also be giving you exclusive access to the show and other goodies.  Make sure you stop at the Vertical Xtreme area for backstage access and other cool prizes!

The Marines: Come by the Marines tent in select markets and show your strength at the chin-up bar.  Also, enter to win various prizes including a pair of upgraded tickets courtesy of the United States Marine Corps.  The Few, The Proud, The Marines

BOSS: “BOSS is pleased to be part of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, supporting live music and the fabulous bands and artists in the tour.  Many of the artists are BOSS users, and we look forward to exposing the BOSS brand even more,” says Paul Youngblood, Director of BOSS, VP BOSS & Guitar Products. BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup that includes compact effects processors, multi-effects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, and more. For more information, visit http://www.BossUS.com.

Sullen: Meet the girls of Miss UPROAR at the Sullen booth and check out all the cool Sullen gear! Based out of Huntington Beach, California, Sullen is an Art-Driven Lifestyle Apparel brand that integrates like minded sub cultures within one platform.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:

Date                Tour Market                 Venue

Fri 8/26            Camden, NJ                Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat 8/27           Scranton, PA               Toyota Pavilion

Sun 8/28          Boston, MA                  Comcast Center

Wed 8/31        Washington, DC         Jiffy Lube Live

Thur 9/1           Virginia Beach, VA      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sat 9/3             Tampa, FL                  1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

Sun 9/4            Biloxi, MS                    Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Mon 9/5           Houston, TX                Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Fri 9/9              Detroit, MI                    DTE Energy Music Centre

Sat 9/10           Buffalo, NY                  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sun 9/11          Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre

Tue 9/13          Montreal, QC               Parc Jean Drapeau ***

Wed 9/14        Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ***

Fri 9/16            Pittsburgh, PA             First Niagara Pavilion

Sat 9/17           Indianapolis, IN            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sun 9/18          Chicago, IL                  First Midwest Bank Pavilion

Tue 9/20          Grand Rapids, MI        Van Andel Arena

Wed 9/21        Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center

Fri 9/23            Omaha, NE                 WestFair Amphitheater **

Sat 9/24           Kansas City, MO         Sandstone Amphitheater

Sun 9/25          St. Louis, MO              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Wed 9/28        Calgary, AB                 Scotiabank Saddledome *

Thur 9/29         Edmonton, AB             Rexall Place *

Sat 10/1           Seattle, WA                 White River Amphitheatre

Sun 10/2          Spokane, WA              Spokane Arena

Tue 10/4          Salt Lake City, UT       USANA Amphitheater

Wed 10/5        Denver, CO                 Comfort Dental Amphitheater

Fri 10/7            Albuquerque, NM         Hard Rock Pavilion

Sat 10/8           Phoenix, AZ                 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

Sun 10/9          San Diego, CA            Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Thur 10/13       Sacramento, CA         Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Fri 10/14          San Francisco, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre

 

* Sevendust will not be performing at these shows

** Seether will not be performing at this show

***Protest The Hero will headline the second stage; Sevendust will not be performing

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Best Buy Music Gear, Ernie Ball, Zoom, Schecter Guitars, KRANK Amps, Zippo, KICKER Performance Audio, Castiv, Guitar Player Magazine, Jägermeister Canada, Vertical-Xtreme, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserves, The Marines, BOSS, Sullen, Fearless Music, NoCover.com and No Cover Event Guide, and others.

www.RockstarUPROAR.com

The Music Continues Through the Fall and Spring of 2011-2012 at Ravinia Festival with Annual Rising Stars Concerts

THE MUSIC CONTINUES THROUGH THE FALL AND SPRING OF 2011-2012 AT RAVINIA FESTIVAL WITH ANNUAL RISING STARS CONCERTS

 Rising Stars artists also participate in festival’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs

Special ticket and dining packages available for all concerts

Not just a summer music festival, Ravinia continues the music during its annual Rising Stars series, this year featuring six concerts in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012, bringing the brightest stars of the next generation of professional classical musicians to Ravinia. All concerts take place in the festival’s most intimate performance space, the indoor 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall, which continues to showcase successful recitals and chamber music concerts during the summer. This season’s series features pianist Giles Vonsattel (Oct. 1, 2011); violinist Bella Hristova (Oct. 15, 2011); the Linden String Quartet (Nov. 5, 2011); pianist Daria Rabotkina (Nov. 19, 2011); Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (April 7, 2012); and vocal ensemble Calmus (April 28, 2012).

Ravinia is dedicated to developing the full potential of emerging artists, beginning with their performances on the Rising Stars series and, ultimately for some, their Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut on the pavilion stage during the festival’s summer season. Designed to provide gifted young musicians with the opportunity to refine their performing skills, the Rising Stars series encourages audiences to experience and support a lineup of the best and brightest candidates for future stardom while presenting artists with the chance to

perform before discerning audiences in an intimate setting. Rising Stars concerts have introduced Ravinia audiences to such current stars as violinists Pamela Frank, Gil Shaham and Maxim Vengerov; pianists Lang Lang, Jonathan Biss and Joyce Yang; cellists Zuill Bailey and Claudio Bohórquez; and clarinetist Anthony McGill.

In addition to their Rising Stars performances, the artists will also perform in free concerts for students involved in Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs throughout the Chicago area. These performing opportunities give students a chance to make an intimate connection not only to the young artist, but also to classical music. Ravinia’s education programs make music accessible to thousands of children K-12 in Chicago and the north suburbs, teaming working musicians with teachers to put music back into the public schools.

The Joseph M. Fabbioli Rising Stars Concert features 2008 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner pianist Giles Vonsattel, who began touring after winning the top prize of the prestigious 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition. He made his Alice Tully Hall debut that same year and has since performed at Zürich’s Tonhalle, Warsaw’s Chopin Festival and Tokyo’s Opera City Hall.  He has performed in the U.S. with the Utah, Santa Fe, Nashville and Grand Rapids symphonies as well as with the Boston Pops Orchestra. During a 2006-09 three-year appointment, Vonsattel was a member of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Chamber Music Society Two, with whom he performed extensively both in New York and on tour.

Violinist Bella Hristova is first-prize winner of the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and made her debut in the Young Concert Artists Series during the 2009-10 season at Carnegie Hall’s Merkin Concert Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  At the auditions she was also awarded the Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship, the Miriam Brody Aronson Award, the Ruth Laredo Memorial Award, the Candlelight Concert Society Concert Prize and the Lied Center of Kansas Concert Prize. Hristova has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica and in recital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston as well as appearing as a guest artist with the New York String Orchestra conducted by Jaime Laredo. She has also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion on NPR.

Currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music, the Linden String Quartet is the gold medalist and grand prize-winner of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and comprises laureates of the 9th Borciani International String Quartet Competition.  Other awards include first prize at the Sixth Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition.

Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, pianist Daria Rabotkina has performed in solo appearances with the San Francisco and New World symphonies under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, and with the Kirov Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev in a four-concert North American tour. Rabotkina has given recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, the Moscow Conservatory, and in Denmark, Switzerland and Japan.  In addition to her 2007 victory at the CAG Competition, she has garnered prizes at the Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte in the Czech Republic, Tbilisi Competition in Georgia, Jacob Flier Piano Competition in New Paltz, Sendai Competition in Japan, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Jacksonville Competition in Florida and the Montreal International Musical Competition.

Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute is a chamber ensemble whose members are selected each year from the most promising musicians to attend the institute’s summer session at Ravinia. The tour, designed to bring the musical richness of Ravinia to a wider audience, presents formal concerts as well as educational programs for schools and community organizations. Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute has appeared at such prestigious venues as Boston’s Gardner Museum, the Library of Congress, Miami’s Friends of Chamber Music series and New York’s Town Hall, in addition to performances each year on Ravinia Festival’s Rising Stars series.  This year’s touring group includes violinists Tessa Lark and Steans Institute piano and strings program director Miriam Fried, violist Ayane Kozasa, cellists Deborah Pae and Nathan Vickery and pianist Adam Golka.

 Founded in 1999 in Germany, the a cappella quintet Calmus comprises graduates of Leipzig’s renowned St. Thomas Church Choir School and offers the unique combination of soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. With no fewer than 10 recordings to its credit, Calmus received the 2009 Echo Klassik Award for Lied:gut!, a disc of treasured German folksongs. The group‘s latest CD, Hausmusik, is a collection of songs by Robert and Clara Schumann and J.S. Bach. Calmus’s festival appearances include International A Cappella Week in Hannover and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, where the group attended a master class with The King’s Singers. In addition to first prize and numerous performance prizes at the CAG Competiton, other awards include first prizes at the fourth annual Robert Schumann Choral Competition, the International Competition for Vocal Ensembles in Finland and the 37th Tolosa Choral Contest in Spain.

Ravinia Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund and The Bruning Foundation for their generous participation as sponsors of this series.

Tickets for Rising Stars concerts go on sale in September and are $20, with a 20 percent discount on orders for tickets to four or more concerts. All concerts are at 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Ravinia will also offer concert/dining packages for each show at a special price of $50. Dinners will take place prior to the concert at 6 p.m. in the Freehling Room.

Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall is located in the John D. Harza building on the Ravinia Festival grounds, 201 St. Johns Ave in Highland Park, IL. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Ravinia.org or call the Ravinia Box Office at 847-266-5100. Ravinia Festival welcomes all fans to follow, connect and interact online at backstage.ravinia.org, facebook.com (search Ravinia Festival) and twitter.com/raviniafestival. Listen to the music of Ravinia artists at the festival’s free online radio station at Raviniaradio.org, which is available 24 hours a day. Ravinia Festival is a not-for-profit organization.

MATISYAHU Releases “Elijah’s Song”

Matisyahu elijah song

Matisyahu has released “Elijah’s Song” in memory of a young boy he met who was suffering from cancer. During the time that Matisyahu knew him, he and Elijah became great friends; Matisyahu would keep in constant contact with the young man, even surprising him by performing at his bar mitzvah. Elijah had asked that he and Matisyahu record a song together, and in Elijah’s final hours, the song was completed and is now available to download.

Says Matisyahu, “I wrote and recorded this song with my friend Elijah just hours before he passed away last December. Proud to be able to share his voice and story while helping his family on their road to recovery. If you like it, you can make a donation and get two versions of the song–including one with him singing.”

The track can be downloaded HERE with a minimum donation of $1 and all of the proceeds go to the Elijah Memorial Fund, administered by the Chabad of West Boca. The download includes two versions of “Elijah’s Song”, including a special version with Elijah and Matisyahu singing together the night before Elijah passed.

Read full letter about Elijah’s Song from Matisyahu

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Launch Global Listening Party For New Album “I’m With You” At Noon

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS LAUNCH GLOBAL LISTENING PARTY FOR NEW ALBUM I’M WITH YOU TODAY AT NOON

 LISTENING EVENTS TO BE HELD IN LONDON, TORONTO, NYC, TOKYO, SYDNEY AND L.A. AND STREAMED LIVE AT REDHOTCHILIPEPPERS.COM FOR 24 HOURS

ALBUM TO BE STREAMED FREE ON ITUNES FROM TODAY UNTIL
AUGUST 29 RELEASE ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You Cover

August 22nd, 2011 – Burbank, CA – Fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers will be able to get their first listen to the multi-platinum rock band’s upcoming album I’m With You today via a series of live streams broadcast from listening events around the world, and a free full-album stream on iTunes.

Beginning at noon PST, the band is launching the official Global Listening Party for I’m With You via a series of events taking place in London, Toronto, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, and Los Angeles that are being broadcast live on redhotchilipeppers.com. Fans can visit the website and locate the event locations on Google maps to watch everything as it unfolds in each city. Those who live near any of the parties are invited to come to the event spot and listen live with other RHCP fans. Each venue was chosen for its special meaning to the band. Lee’s Palace in Toronto is the first venue the Chili Peppers ever performed at in Toronto, while the Venice Boardwalk in Los Angeles is where they shot the video for their current single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.” In New York, fans will be able to skate at House of Vans while they listen to the album.

In addition to the Global Listening Parties I’m With You will be streamed in its entirety free on iTunes from today at noon PST until the album’s release on August 29 at www.itunes.com/rhcp, where fans can also pre-order the album.

Here is the event schedule for the Global Listening Party launching at redhotchilipeppers.com

London, England @ Zigfrid: 12:00 PM ­ 3:00 PM PST

Toronto, Canada @ Lee’s Palace: 3:00 PM ­ 7:00 PM PST

New York, NY @ House Of Vans: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Tokyo, Japan @ Rockaholic: 9:00 PM ­ 12:00 AM PST

Sydney, Australia @ InterContinental Hotel:  12:00 AM ­ 3:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA @ Venice Beach Boardwalk: 7:00 AM ­ 12:00 PM PST

The album’s first single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” has been No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative chart for two consecutive weeks, and has enabled the Los Angeles quartet to surpass their own record for the artist with the most Number One singles in Modern Rock radio chart history with 12.

Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I’m With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who produced the band’s previous five albums, Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002),Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995), and Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991). Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman mixed the album.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”

The band, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, will perform at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on August 24th before traveling to South America in September for several shows, including a headlining stint at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil on the 24th. In October, the band set off on a European tour. Please visit www.redhotchilipeppers.com for all tour dates.

 

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American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery’s Music Video for I Love You This Big

Scotty McCreery Debuts Music Video For I Love You This Big

Album Pre-order Packages Available Now

American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery  debuted the video for his hit, “I Love You This Big” Tuesday on CMT, as part of an extended 15-minute special with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from his video shoot.

He shot the video with director Shane Drake while in Los Angeles for rehearsals of the American Idols Live tour.  “He was the guy who shot all of our music videos for the Ford commercials for American Idol,” Scotty says. “It was great because I already knew him and we had a good relationship.”

The video was shot in an area called Angels Point. “The location for the shoot was really cool,” he says. “If you looked one way, you could see Dodger Stadium, and if you looked another way, you could see downtown L.A.

“We found this park that had a little country feel to it and it all worked out,” he says. “If I hadn’t told you that, you would think we would have shot that in North Carolina. The music video has a summertime barbecue feel, like a July Fourth party with fireworks and hot dogs and families.”

As a way of saying thank you to the fans for helping him win Season Ten of American Idol, Scotty wants them to be the first to receive the exclusive details of his much-anticipated album release. To receive the breaking news about his debut country album, fans should register at his official Web site, www.scottymccreery-official.com.

“For this first album, we are definitely going to let the fans know first about all of the details coming out,” he says. “We want them to know just what’s happening with the album and when it’s coming out because they’re the ones who are going to buy the music and they’re the ones who have been following me through this Idol journey.

“I’m really excited to let people hear what we’ve been working on and putting so much effort and energy and time into. It’s something that I’m really proud of. I can’t wait for them to hear it! Hopefully they’ll feel what I was feeling in the studio.”

Starting today, Scotty’s site is also offering an exclusive album pre-order package that includes Scotty’s full-length debut album, an 8×10 photo, a personalized poster and an instant download of his single “I Love You This Big,” as well as a chance to enter a sweepstakes for an ultimate CMA Awards experience that includes a meet-and-greet with Scotty.

“I Love You This Big,” earned the highest debut for a new artist’s first single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since at least 1984. The song, which hit the Top 20 in seven weeks, is one of the fastest-rising debut singles for a new country artist in history.

He is currently featured on the American Idols Live Tour that runs through September. He will also perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Aug. 12 and sings with Josh Turner in the three-hour prime-time concert special, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, which airs on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Eve to Adam’s “Run Your Mouth” now available on iTunes and Amazon

 EVE TO ADAM’S SINGLE “RUN YOUR MOUTH” NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES AND AMAZON

“RUN YOUR MOUTH” VIDEO TO PREMIERE ON MTV.COM ON 8/3

BANQUET FOR A STARVING DOG AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE 9/13

Eve to Adam’s current single “Run Your Mouth” is now available on iTunes and Amazon. “Run Your Mouth” is the lead single off of the forthcoming album Banquet for a Starving Dog, which is available everywhere on September 13th. The official video for “Run Your Mouth” (directed by the Diamond Brothers) will be premiering on MTV.com’s Clutch Blog this Wednesday, August 3rd. The video features notable Hollywood actors, Vincent Pastore (Sopranos), Dann Florek (Law & Order SVU), and Chuck Zito (from HBO series OZ)

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A behind-the-scenes clip from the video shoot can be seen here: http://youtu.be/DMS1Qj6__6o

Eve to Adam are currently out on the road with fellow rockers Saving Abel. For a full list of tour dates check out the band’s Facebook as well as their Official Site.

Feist Reveals Metals Album Cover, Tour Dates, New Vignette

Feist’s stunning third album Metals – the follow up to 2007’s international breakthrough The Reminder – will meet the world October 4.

Fans can view cover art as well as the third in a series of 12 video vignettes, which offer a glimpse into this intimate, transcendent record.

Further, tomorrow, August 3, fans can pre-order Metals as well as bundle the album in multiple formats with tickets for the first round of European and North American tour dates. All of that and more, exclusively at listentofeist.com.

WATCH: New Vignette

TOUR DATES
Oct 15 Amsterdam, Holland / Carre Theatre
Oct 17 London, UK / Palladium
Oct 19 Brussels, Belgium / Cirque Royale
Oct 22 Berlin, Germany / Tempodrom
Oct 29 Philadelphia, USA / World Café Live 20th Anniversary
Nov 02 Brooklyn, USA / Howard Gilman Opera House
Nov 04 Chicago, USA / Riviera Theatre
Nov 06 Atlanta, USA / Tabernacle
Nov 08 Dallas, USA / Majestic Theatre
Nov 12 Los Angeles, USA / Wiltern Theatre
Nov 14 San Francisco, USA / Warfield Theatre
Nov 16 Portland, USA/ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 17 Seattle, USA / Moore Theatre
Nov 18 Vancouver, Canada / Performing Arts Centre
Nov 20 Edmonton, Canada / Northern Alberta Jubilee
Nov 21 Calgary, Canada / Jack Singer Concert Hall
Dec 01 Toronto, Canada / Massey Hall
Dec 03 Montreal, Canada / Metropolis
Dec 05 Ottawa, Canada / National Arts Centre
Dec 06 Quebec City, Canada / Grand Theatre Du Quebec

“Metals” Tracklisting:
1. The Bad In Each Other
2. Graveyard
3. Caught A Long Wind
4. How Come You Never Go There
5. A Commotion
6. Bittersweet Melodies
7 Anti Pioneer
8. Undiscovered First
9. Cicadas And Gulls
10. Woe Be
11. Comfort Me
12. Get It Wrong, Get It Right
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Reel Big Fish Forced To Cancel Tonight’s Show in Charlotte, NC and Tomorrow’s 311 Pow Wow Festival Date in FL

REEL BIG FISH FORCED TO CANCEL TONIGHT’S SHOW IN CHARLOTTE, NC AND TOMORROW’S 311 POW WOW FESTIVAL DATE IN FL

STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO STILL SCHEDULED TO PERFORM ON BOTH DATES 

REEL BIG FISH EXPECTED TO RESUME CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO ON SAT. AUG 6 IN FT LAUDERDALE, FL

 

Aaron Barrett and Reel Big Fish will not be performing tonight at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC and will be forced to miss the 311 Pow Wow in Florida Friday August 5th— he is in the hospital resting.  The front man confirmed he will be spending the night in a medical facility after feeling unwell following his performance last night at the NorVA inNorfolk, VA. Aaron had a fever and discomfort and decided to go to the hospital to get it checked out, doctors are keeping him overnight for monitoring following a procedure for an abscess from complication from surgery in June from an acute appendectomy. The singer is expected to make a full recovery and resume the tour in Fort Lauderdale,Florida on Saturday August 6th at The Revolution. Streetlight Manifesto will still appear tonight in Charlotte at the Fillmore and tomorrow in Live Oak, FL at the 311 Pow Wow Festival. 

 

For more information: www.reel-big-fish.com.  

Pia Toscano’s Single Only 69 Cents on iTunes

Get Pia Toscano’s Debut Single “This Time” for Only 69 Cents

Fans of American Idol favorite Pia Toscano can now get her debut single “This Time” for only $0.69 on iTunes. The promotion will run for a limited time only so don’t miss out!  Pia will also perform the track on this Thursday’s episode of FOX’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance, which airs at 8 pm EST.

For more information on Pia and updates on her official music video, visit PiaToscanoOfficial.com.

Bera Premieres Tour Diary Webisode

Pop sensation, Bera, who is celebrating the 100,000 fan milestone on Facebook, just premiered his first tour diary webisode. This webisode gives fans a glimpse of life on the road with Bera during his recent promo tour.

In the meantime, check out the lyric video for Bera’s latest single, “Don’t Worry” and pick up “Don’t Worry” and “Favorite Things” on iTunes.