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Dennis DeYoung Announces Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung will celebrate the band’s career milestones with a series of tour dates commemorating the 40th anniversary of their classic The Grand Illusion LP. DeYoung has dubbed the shows the Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour, and will begin Feb. 9 in Wausau, Wis.  It is currently scheduled to run through late May, when he’s booked to perform in Concord, N.H. Promising to perform the complete Grand Illusion LP as well as “all the hits.”  A complete list of currently announced dates and further details and ticketing information are on DeYoung’s official site: www.dennisdeyoung.com/tour/. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp To Tour The UK With Hollywood Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires will tour the UK for the first time ever this summer. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry’s legendary supergroup are bringing their electric show to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow this June, finishing up at Wembley Stadium in the U.K. on June 20.  The trio will be joined by The Darkness and The Dammed at the four concerts. The Vampires began on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip at the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill’s upstairs bar, and over the years has featured the likes of the late John Lennon and The Who’s Keith Moon. Shock rocker Cooper, actor and guitarist Depp and Aerosmith star Perry released their self-titled LP in 2015, which featured guest appearances from Sir Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. . ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Says He Will Not Retire After His “No More Tours 2” Live Dates

After announcing his No More Tours 2 live run across North America, Ozzy Osbourne says he’ll continue to play individual shows after the trek finally wraps up.  Osbourne revealed in November last year that he would embark on a two-year world-wide solo farewell tour and confirmed performances across South America and Europe. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the former Black Sabbath frontman says that even when the tour wraps up, he’ll still play individual shows. Ozzy says: “I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours any more. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time any more. I’d like to spend some time at home.” . ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Announces ‘Homeward Bound’ Farewell Tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced his final tour this spring will be the “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.”  “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” Simon said in a statement. The North American leg of Simon’s farewell tour begins May 16th in Vancouver before concluding June 20th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday; go to www.paulsimon.com for complete ticket information.  Following the North American leg, Simon and his band will go on brief tour through Europe that ends July 15th with the singer’s previously announced “Farewell Performance” in London with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.. ...Read Full Story

Poison, Cheap Trick, And Pop Evil Join Forces For U.S. Summer Tour

Poison will venture out for a new American tour this May. Along with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Poison’s 2018 tour will feature all it’s original members: Brett Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bobby Dall. Beginning May 18 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., the our includes stops at Kansas City’s Sprint Center; Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.  Last stop is June 24 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.  All three bands will be offering their fans VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities.  General ticket sales for various cities will begin Feb. 9 & 10.. ...Read Full Story

Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Band Lineup Announced

“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour is set to hit music venues in late 2018. Longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers are set to perform as the show’s touring lineup; they will be joined along the way by Steve Vai, Warren Cuccurullo, Ian Underwood, Vinnie Colaiuta, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann and more. Hologram production company Eyellusion is producing the tour in close cooperation with the Zappa Family Trust.  Son Ahmet Zappa, EVP of business development for Eyellusion and co-trustee of the Zappa Family Trust, said in part “my father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of his ‘The Real Frank Zappa Book’  to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.”. ...Read Full Story

Queen And Adam Lambert Announce UK & Europe Shows

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced five summer dates in the UK and Europe. They performed 25 live shows last November and December, and they’ve now revealed dates in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Milan, with a final performance at London’s O2 Arena on July 2. Further shows in Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium are expected to be announced as well. Guitarist Brian May says: “The almost unanimous reaction to our last round of dates in Europe was this is absolutely the best production we’ve ever mounted. Vocalist Lambert adds: “I enjoyed every second of the recent European tour and really felt the love in every city. I can’t wait for us to get back there again.” The tour will once again feature the stage production conceived around the 40th anniversary of Queen’s News Of The World album. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 9.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Matthews Band Violinist Boyd Tinsley Announces Break From Group

The night before Dave Matthews Band perform at a pre-Super Bowl show in Minneapolis, the group’s longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley announced he is taking “a break” from the band and touring. “I need to take a break from the band & touring 2 focus on my family & my health 4 a while,” Tinsley tweeted Friday night.  Tinsley’s abrupt departure also comes three months before Dave Matthews Band embark on a summer tour in support of their upcoming new album, the group’s first since 2012’s Away From the World. The summer trek is scheduled to span from May 18th until September 10th. The violinist has been a member of the group since 1992 and appeared on every Dave Matthews Band album from 1994’s Under the Table and Dreaming to the band’s still-untitled ninth studio LP, due out this summer.. ...Read Full Story

Lana Del Rey Kidnapping Attempt Thwarted by Orlando Police

Orlando police stopped a man attempting to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey on Friday, police said. Michael Hunt, 43, of Riverview, Florida, was arrested by Orlando Police Department officers just feet away from the Amway Center where the singer was playing a show Friday night. Hunt was in possession of a knife and tickets to a show but, according to police, was never able to make it inside the venue or in contact with the singer. Police said they were alerted to posts on Hunt’s social media which indicated a “credible threat,” leading to his arrest. He is charged with aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.  Del Rey, currently touring in support of her 2017 album “Lust for Life,” is next scheduled to perform at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Schedules First Solo Show Following Chester Bennington’s Death

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda announced his first solo show following Chester Bennington’s death last July. He’ll be playing this year’s Japan’s Summer Sonic festival, held August 18-19. Last week, Shinoda released a three-song EP titled Post Traumatic, which dealt with his grief over Bennignton’s death. Shinoda last performed alongside the rest of Linkin Park during their memorial show for Bennington last October. He recently tweeted that he has “every intention of continuing” with Linkin Park. Along with Shinoda, the Summer Sonic lineup features Nine Inch Nails, Beck and Queens of the Stone Age, among many more. Head to SummerSonic.com for more info.. ...Read Full Story