Rockford welcomes The Band Perry

The Band Perry – 2014 We Are Pioneers Tour
BMO Harris Bank Center – Rockford, IL
2/20/2014

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

The Band Perry - 2014 We Are Pioneers Tour

Life is good for the Perry siblings–Kimberly, Reid and Neil. The Band Perry brought their 2014 “We Are Pioneers” headline tour to the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Ill., on Feb. 20. Their youthful exuberance and positive vibe during their crossover country-rock show was the perfect tonic for a blustery winter evening. Old-school country artist Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell provided support.

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The Band Perry open 2012 Country USA music festival

The Band Perry – 2012 Country USA
Ford Festival Park – Oshkosh, WI
6/19/2012

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

The Band Perry - Country USA

Fans were happy despite the heat wave–the rains and mud that plagued the 2011 festival were nowhere to be seen. Instead, they battled the 90-degree weather with carnival rides, beer, good music and a welcomed breeze.

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The Weekly Round-Up Featuring Brad Paisley,The Band Perry, SOPA, Snoop Dogg and Much More!

Brad Paisley The Band Perry Milwaukee

This week’s Weekly Music Round-Up features the following:

Live Music Reviews:

Brad Paisley Takes over Milwaukee
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/15/brad-paisleys-virtual-reality-tour/

The Band Perry Opens for Brad Paisley
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/14/a-jaw-dropping-booty-shaking-good-time-with-the-band-perry/

Beer Reviews:

Bittersweet Lenny’s R. I.P.A
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/12/farbrews-beer-review-bittersweet-lennys-r-i-p-a-by-schmaltz-brewing-company-hebrew/

Fred Golden Special Ale
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/10/farbrews-beer-review-fred-golden-special-ale-by-hair-of-the-dog-brewing-company/

Music News:

Janes Addiction News
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/13/janes-addiction-is-back-on-the-road-with-the-theatre-of-the-escapists-tour/

Eve to Adam dish on new single “Reach”
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/13/eve-to-adam-dish-on-new-single-reach/

Porcelain Black Naughty Naughty R3hab Remix
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/13/porcelain-black-naughty-naughty-r3hab-remix/

Richard Marx Talks to Billboard
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/13/richard-marx-shares-his-stories-with-billboard/

Blink 182 Behind the Scenes
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/13/blink-182-release-behind-the-scenes-video/

Snoop Dogg Smokes A Lot
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/12/he-sure-does-love-to-smoke/

My Darkest Days’ New Song
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/11/my-darkest-days-casual-sex/

Letter to CEO of Universal Music Group Jim Urie
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/11/an-open-letter-to-jim-urie-and-sopapipa-supporters/

Van Halen’s Infamous Rider
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/09/infographic-van-halens-show-rider/

BitTorrent
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/09/can-150-million-users-be-wrong/

Venue News & Live Schedules:

Heartland Cafe
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/12/heartland-cafe-calendar-of-events-1-12-12/

Belly Up
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/12/belly-up-live-music-schedule-1-12-12/

Abbey Pub
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/12/abbey-pub-listings-1-12-12/

Metro, Smart Bar, Double Door
http://thedeadhub.com/2012/01/12/live-music-schedule-for-metro-smart-bar-double-door-1-12-12/

A Jaw-Dropping, Booty-Shaking Good Time with The Band Perry

The Band Perry
Opening for Brad Paisley
The Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
1/13/2012

All photos by Paul Weber

The Band Perry at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee

The Band Perry is a trio of siblings (Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry) from Mobile, Alabama. Last year was a huge year for the band as they picked up New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for “If I Die Young,” and Song of the Year for “If I Die Young” at the 45th Annual CMA Awards.  For New Year’s Eve they performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and as for 2012–it has started with a bang! They recently received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and their debut album was certified Platinum. Currently they are on the road with American Idol Scotty McCreery and Brad Paisley.

The Band Perry at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee

Last night Perry tore down the arena opening for Brad Paisley.  While it took a song for Kimberly’s voice to warm up, the rest of the set was a grade A performance. The band was synchronized in their moves and was full of energy.  When it came to “Hip to My Heart” Kimberly said to the audience, “I am going to need your help on this one.”  Kimberly and her brothers Reid and Neil engaged the crowd like veteran entertainers.

Among their original songs, they tucked in a few classic rock covers such as Queen’s “Fat Bottom Girls and Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.”  Most artists just tease and play a recognizable riff from a popular rock tune, but the band followed through and played both songs in full.  Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” was cut and split into the middle of their song “Independence.”  During “Fat Bottom Girls” the boys took to the microphone for the first time in the night. Kimberly still got a word in during the song, saying to the crowd, “If you got it, you better be shaking it tonight, Milwaukee!” The trio had the crowd dancing all night.

The Band Perry at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee

 The trio used the ramps that were set for Brad Paisley to their advantage.  Each brother took to side as Kimberly shot down the middle ramp.  It was during their big hit “If I Die Young” that the three took to the middle ramp and jammed out as a unit. They ended with “Lie to Me” and announced that they would be signing autographs in section 217 before Brad Paisley would hit the stage.

The crowd ate The Band Perry up as if they were the headliners; watch this family climb the ladder and start headlining their own tour if they keep this up!   They would probably also put on a good show with Sugarland!  The Setlist and tour dates are below:

 

The Band Perry at the Bradley Center in MilwaukeeSetlist:

Miss You Being Gone
Hip to My Heart
All Your Lives
Independence/Free Fallin’
Fat Bottom Girls – Queen Cover
Postcard from Paris
If I Die Young
You Lie

Photos of The Band Perry’s Set:

The Band Perry on Tour:

1/14/2012
Minneapolis, MN
Xcel Energy Center

1/19/2012
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center

1/20/2012
Wichita, KS
InTrust Bank Arena

1/21/2012
Denver, CO
Pepsi Arena

1/26/2012
Nampa, ID
Idaho Center Amphitheater

1/27/2012
West Valley City, UT
Maverik Center

1/28/2012
Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

2/9/2012
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena

2/10/2012
Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena

2/11/2012
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome

2/15/2012
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Stock Show Exposition Center
TICKETS

2/16/2012
Lubbock, TX
United Spirit Arena

2/17/2012
Las Cruces, NM
Pan America Center

2/18/2012
Fort Worth, TX
Billy Bobs Texas
TICKETS

2/20/2012
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

2/23/2012
Madison, WI
Alliant Energy Center

2/24/2012
Moline, IL
iWireless Center

3/1/2012
Baltimore, MD
1st Mariner Arena

3/3/2012
Lexington, KY
Rupp Arena

3/7/2012
Plant City, FL
Strawberry Festival

4/13/2012
Harris, MI
Island Resort & Casino

4/14/2012
Harris, MI
Island Resort & Casino

4/29/2012
Indio, CA
Stagecoach Country Music Festival

6/19/2012
OSHKOSH, WI
Country USA Festival.

6/23/2012
Cadott, WI
Chippewa Valley Country Fest

7/15/2012
Craven, SK, CA
Craven Country Jamboree

7/21/2012
Craven, SK, CA
Craven Country Jamboree

7/21/2012
Cheyenne, WY
Cheyenne Frontier Days
TICKETS

8/12/2012
Ottawa, CA
Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

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The Band Perry Tells Stories on the Road with Tim McGraw

Interview by Amy Harris at The First 3 Songs

The Band Perry took the stage at Riverbend Music Center on Sunday night in front of a background that said “We’re The Band Perry & We Play Country Music.” Simply stated that is exactly what they did to warm up the crowd for Luke Bryan and headliner Tim McGraw. The band is as traditional a country act and as they play you will ever hear every possible string instrument present and meaningful songs that resonate within the culture of the genre. They are country music’s newest crossover act with their smash hit single “If I Die Young” reaching number one on the country charts and the top 15 on the pop charts. They are merely a humble family band made up of siblings from Mississippi that take pride in their songwriting and classically trained musical talents. After listening to their chart-topping self-titled album, it is not hard to see why they are the hottest young group in country.

The crowd sang along as Kimberly started their newest hit song “You Lie”- dedicating it to all the cheaters with an intro from the Rihanna/Eminem hit “Love the Way You Lie.” It was not hard to see that many of the fans at Sunday’s show came just to see The Band Perry.

Amy caught up with Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry on Tuesday after the show to discuss the band’s show this past weekend in Cincinnati. They talked about the current tour hazards of being on the road with Tim McGraw and the band’s innocent nights out.

Amy: What’s your craziest Tim McGraw tour story so far?

Kimberly: Our craziest Tim McGraw tour story? I’ll tell you this. There have been so many injuries on the “Emotional Traffic” tour. Everything from the king of the tour, Tim himself, he had his broken ankle. We had our guitar player who broke his collarbone in three places riding his bike.

Reid: Luke Bryan actually got in a fight with his bass player and his guitarist actually broke his arm. We have had everything from scratched knees to broken bones.

Kimberly: We need an emergency room on our tour.

Reid: But the cherry on top is actually on the tour in Washington. There was a fight that broke out right in front of us on stage in the crowd and Tim McGraw actually broke it up. It was actually pretty cool.

Read the full interview here at The First 3 Songs!

Trace Adkins Caps Off Second Day Mudfest at Country USA

Trace Adkins country usa
Country USA’s second day of talent ranged from newcomers, The Band Perry, to seasoned veterans, Sawyer Brown, to radio favorite Trace Adkins.

Sawyer Brown, the original American Idols, as jokingly proclaimed by vocalist Mark Miller, were the opening act for Trace Adkins. It’s a fair statement considering Star Search gave them their break nearly three decades ago. Wanting to energize the crowd early, they led into their set with Six Days on the Road, The Boys and Me, and George Jones’ The Race Is On. Miller took survey of the packed festival to see who had not previously been to a Sawyer Brown concert. As hands went up he proceeded to inform them, “You need to get out more, we’ve been out here for 30 years.” Fronting an epic career and massive song bank they went to their roots with Step That Step and Betty’s Being Bad from 1983. Following that walk down memory lane they jumped to the present with new single, Smokin’ Hot Wife, which emanated a Jimmy Buffet beach vibe. One of Sawyer Brown‘s highlights of the show occurred when keyboardist, Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard took center stage and mic from Mark Miller to perform Joe Walsh’s Life’s Been Good, pausing briefly to attempt MC Hammer’s Hammer-Time dance, drawing laughs. They put forth 19 songs to a receptive crowd, many that danced in place, by the time their set was complete. It’s no wonder Sawyer Brown have survived three decades in a difficult industry and are still thriving. They’ve gained the respect of fans and musicians alike; including Alabama who invited them to play at Alabama’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Sawyer Brown Gallery:


What a month for Trace Adkins! On June 4th he lost his house in a fire that was caused by a faulty power strip in his garage. Thankfully no one was hurt and Trace vows to keep with the release date of his new album, Proud to Be Here in August. He headlined Wednesday night’s line-up of Country USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The album marks a first for Adkins. He teamed up with Casey Beathard and Kenny Beard to produce I Wanna Feel Something. As he took the stage he stated, “Sometimes you just need to Woop a Man’s Ass” causing most to jump to their feet and sing along. Following another day of rain and coping with muddy conditions, Adkins’ set was mostly comprised of lighthearted tunes including Chrome, Swing, Hillbilly Bone, and latest single Just Fishin’.

Unfortunately there was a fatality after the show as a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the northbound lane of Highway 41. Country USA established a $5 ‘safety band’ (most fans have called it a cash grab). It’s uncertain what the exact purpose of the band served. Yes, it was partially reflective but the constant rain meant the reflective band was typically worn beneath a long sleeved shirt or jacket. Most attendees walk due to overpriced parking, which can be alleviated by working the parking cost into the price of a ticket. It is frustrating to purchase a ticket and then get hammered by additional daily fees. Some are going to walk regardless because they prefer to avoid the crush of traffic trying to leave the parking lot. With the introduction of Rock USA this year (i.e., more festival dollars), perhaps an effort should be made to create pedestrian walkways along the access roads.

Trace Adkins Photo Gallery:

Setlists
Sawyer Brown Setlist:
1. Six Days on the Road
2. The Boys and Me
3. The Race is On
4. This Time
5. Cafe on the Corner
6. The Walk
7. Wantin’ and Havin’ It All
8. Mission Temple Fireworks Stand
9. All These Years
10. Step That Step
11. Betty’s Being Bad
12. Smokin’ Hot Wife
13. Dixieland Delight (Alabama cover)
14. The Dirt Road
15. Life’s Been Good (Joe Walsh cover)
16. Keep on Rocking Me Baby (Steve Miller Band cover)
17. Drive Me Wild
18. Thank God For You
Encore
19. Some Girls Do

Trace Adkins Setlist:
1. Whoop a Man’s Ass
2. Hillbilly Bone
3. Swing
4. Marry for Money
5. Chrome
6. Ladies Love Country Boys
7. You’re Gonna Miss This
8. This Ain’t No Love Song
9. Hot Momma
10. Just Fishin’
Encore
11. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk

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The Band Perry at Country USA

The Band Perry
Country USA – Oshkosh, WI
6/22/2011

All photos by Dan DeSlover

Country USA opened with Eric Church and Miranda Lambert and the second day was met with the CMT award winning The Band Perry. The Band Perry sounds like what it is.  It is a band full of Perrys.  There is nothing like keeping it in the family!  The band consists of siblings Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry. My favorite quote comes from Kimberly, “Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest.” The group is a solid American Country band that knows how to rock.

“You Lie” Video:

Keep your eyes out on this family as they rise to the top!

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The Band Perry on Tour:

6/24/2011
DETROIT, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/ Tim McGraw).
6/25/2011
DARIEN LAKE, NY
Darien Lake PAC (w/ Tim McGraw).
6/26/2011
LONDON, ONTARIO
John Labatt Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
6/27/2011
HAMILTON, ONTARIO
Copps Coliseum (w/ Tim McGraw).
6/30/2011
Kansas City, MO
7/1/2011
Hillsboro, OH
7/2/2011
ROGERSVILLE, TN
Rogersville 4th Of July Celebration Festival.
7/3/2011
Louisville, KY
7/8/2011
RALEIGH, NC
Time Warner Cable Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/9/2011
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Virginia Beach Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/10/2011
BETHEL, NY
Bethel Woods Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/15/2011
Saint Clairsville, OH
Jamboree In The Hills
7/16/2011
CHICAGO, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/17/2011
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Verizon Wireless Music Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/18/2011
Bardstown, KY
J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre
7/22/2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Susquehanna Bank Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/23/2011
UNCASVILLE, CT
Mohegan Sun (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/24/2011
BOSTON, MA
Comcast Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/27/2011
GOSHEN, IN
Elkhart County Fair.
7/28/2011
HARRINGTON, DE
Delaware State Fair (w/ Josh Turner).
7/29/2011
HOLMDEL, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/30/2011
PITTSBURGH, PA
First Niagara Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw).
7/31/2011
CINCINNATI, OH
Riverbend Music Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/2/2011
HARRISON, MI
Clare County Fair
8/4/2011
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/5/2011
DENVER, CO
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/6/2011
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
USANA Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/11/2011
CHARLOTTE, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheare (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/12/2011
CLEVELAND, OH
Blossom Music Center (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/13/2011
WASHINGTON, DC
Jiffy Lube Live (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/14/2011
HERSHEY, PA
Hershey Stadium (w/ Tim McGraw).
8/15/2011
Fairlea, WV
8/17/2011
Des Moines, IA
8/18/2011
Fairmount, MN
8/19/2011
Aberdeen, SD
8/20/2011
Imperial, NE
8/21/2011
Saint Joseph, MO
8/24/2011
Mitchell, SD
8/26/2011
Grand Island, NE
8/27/2011
Pueblo, CO
8/30/2011
Monroe, WA
8/31/2011
Walla Walla, WA