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Arizona’s Real Rock 98KUPD Releases UFEST 2020 Lineup, Featuring Volbeat, Clutch and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

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Arizona’s top rock station, 98KUPD, have announced rock artists VolbeatClutch and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (performing a Pantera set) will headline UFEST 2020, the radio station’s long-running annual music festival, on April 4th, 2020 at Big Surf Waterpark.  UFEST 2020, which will also feature performances from the bands Fire From The Gods, The Picturebooks and more to be announced. The radio station’s music festival will this year be filled with waterslides, beer, liquor, food vendors, an artist autograph booth, meet & greets with the artists and classic video games. The rock music festival is expected to draw more than 10,000 fans this year. The 98KUPD/RideNOW Powersports broadcast stage will host live interviews and contests all day. 

“Growing up in Arizona in the ‘80s, I can remember all the big rock bands coming through town and playing at Big Surf,” says 98KUPD Brand and Content Director Larry McFeelieRockers like TeslaRed Hot Chili Peppers, and even Pink Floyd have performed at the waterpark. So, why not bring UFEST and some current day rock acts to Big Surf!?! The weather will be perfect, the drinks will be flowing and the music will be loud! Sounds like a good UFEST to me.” 

Tickets for UFEST 2020 start at just $39 plus fees. $1 from the sale of each ticket goes to benefit the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities. Two levels of VIP packages are also available: “As firefighters we unfortunately often meet people at times of tragedy, these circumstances give us a unique perspective on the needs of the community” says Director of Charities Ben Lindquist. United Phoenix Firefighters Charities gives our firefighters the resources to give back in the communities we serve. We can’t say thank you enough to KUPD for making us the beneficiary of this year’s UFest and helping us to further our efforts in our community! We are excited to see everyone at UFest this year!”

VIP Tickets:

$175 plus fees and includes:
3 Alcoholic/Non-Alcoholic drinks
VIP ParkingPrivate
VIP entrance
Dinner served from 6pm-8pm
Luxury bathrooms
Shaded area to chill
Private front of stage viewing area
Koozie and Bottled water at entrance 

ULTIMATE VIP Tickets:

$175 plus fees + *$100 side stage pass:
All amenities of the VIP Tickets
Exclusive limited access to the Side Stage
Viewing Platform stage right of the main stage during the selected artists performance. (*$100 price is per band that you wish to watch from side stage.)
Autographed limited alternate UFEST 2020 poster
Commemorative Side Stage UFEST 2020 laminate 

General Admission tickets will also be available at valley Zia Records locations. For tickets and more information, visit 98KUPD UFEST 2020 is presented by Bud Light, Sprint PCS, Ride NOW Powersports, Zia Records and the New Times. It is an all-ages events, with bar access for those with a valid ID. Doors open at 1 p.m., with music beginning at 3 p.m. Big Surf Waterpark is located at 1500 North McClintock Drive in Tempe. Parking is available on-site. 

98KUPD (97.9FM) is a commercial active rock radio station. Licensed to Tempe, Arizona, the station serves the Phoenix metropolitan area. The station is owned by Hubbard Radio, a division of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota. The radio station’s morning show, “Holmberg’s Morning Sickness,” has dominated the airwaves for the 19+ years and can be heard each weekday morning from 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m. on the FM dial at 97.9FM or via 98KUPD’s Mobile App. 

98KUPD Online:

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Event Hashtags – #UFEST2020, #98KUPD


Pearl Jam’s NEW Album Gigaton Available 3/11/20, North American Spring Tour Dates

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SEATTLE — Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013.

Gigaton is available for pre-order now at HERE. The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, will be released in the coming weeks.

“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.

In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Full tour dates follow.

Pearl Jam’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour. Full details HERE.  Watch the announcement HERE.            

Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates

Ticket Information

Tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American concerts will be made available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration and ticket presale, a Ten Club presale for eligible members and a general public ticket sale. More details on all of those points of sale follow. To give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value for this tour, Pearl Jam has decided that tickets will be mobile only and strictly non-transferable, except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law.

For fans who are unable to use their tickets, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster will offer North America’s first Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange, which will allow fans to resell their tickets for the price they paid (including all fees). The Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange will launch on February 18, 2020. There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange.

1. Ticketmaster Verified Fan® Registration and Ticket Sale                       

General public tickets will be sold first through a presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Pearl Jam has partnered with Ticketmaster to create a safe, reliable, ticket-buying experience and ensure tickets get directly to fans for all of these concert dates.

A simple registration is required and only fans that have been verified and invited to the presale will receive an access code that will allow them to shop for tickets.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration begins today and closes on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59pm PT. To register, please visit: HERE.

The Verified Fan presale then begins on Thursday, January 23 at 10am venue local time.

2. Ten Club Ticket Presale                                                           

A special ticket presale for members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club (current as of January 12, 2020) is being supported on the Ticketmaster Request platform. Full details at HERE.

3. Public Ticket Sale                                                                      

A remaining, limited number of tickets for each venue will be released through a traditional general sale on January 24, 2020 at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.

NOTE: $5 of each ticket is a charitable contribution to the Vitalogy Foundation, a United States-based public charity under I.R.C. section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).

SafeTix Ticket Transferability Information

SafeTix mobile tickets will be issued for all tickets for all shows. These tickets will be non-transferable, (except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law), which means that ticket purchasers will be required to enter the venue with their guests. SafeTix tickets use a unique barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds so they cannot be counterfeited. SafeTix tickets require a smartphone to display. No other tickets will be accepted for entry.                    

Fan-to-Fan Ticket Exchange

Ticketmaster Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange is an artist-driven resale marketplace built just for fans. It keeps tickets in the hands of fans at prices set by the artist. Whether you buy a primary ticket or a fan-to-fan ticket, if you can’t attend the show, you can simply list your ticket for sale on the Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange for another fan to purchase. Fan-to-Fan sales will also be fulfilled as SafeTix non-transferable tickets.  There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange.

About Pearl Jam

2020 officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Eleven studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful — with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen lives a life of art, purpose and adventure, combining a career as an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine and founder of his own conservation society, SeaLegacy. In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Paul is an acclaimed polar specialist, speaker, author, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine with 20 completed stories to date.

Pearl Jam Online:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube


Foreigner, Kansas, and Europe Set To Launch Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour

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I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” “Dust In The Wind,” “Carry on Wayward Son,” “Point of Know Return,” “The Final Countdown,”  “Carrie”…

…These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate “Juke Box Heroes”. Legendary band Foreigner, with special guest Kansas and featuring Europe, will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour.

Set to launch in Albuquerque, NM on July 9th, and presented by Live Nation, these acclaimed artists will join for unforgettable nights of night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale January 17, 2020 at 10am local time at HERE. Full tour dates can be found below.

Foreigner

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including: “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Foreigner’s November 2019 release of Double Vision, Then & Now is a DVD/CD (or Blu-ray/CD) package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Foreigner’s iconic album.  It features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game.

2020 will kick off with a three-day run at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in mid January.  Another highlight forthcoming is a residency at The Venetian, Las Vegas which kicks off on January 24, 2020.

“We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends Kansas and Europe and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,” says Foreigner founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “We always have such a good time together, and combined we share some of the greatest songs in rock and roll. We are so excited to see our fans from coast to coast, and plan to make this summer our most epic tour yet!” 

Kansas

With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.”

Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and “Dust In the Wind” has been played on the radio more than three million times. Last month “Carry On Wayward Son” was certified as a 4x Platinum-selling single, and “Dust In the Wind” was certified as a 3x Platinum-selling single by RIAA. Continuing to write their legacy, Kansas will be releasing their 16th studio album in the summer of 2020.

Says Kansas, “We look forward to touring with Foreigner. It has been nearly ten years since both bands have done a full tour together. That run was a blast, and we are excited to get started this summer. The bands and the crews get along great, and we’ll all be working tougher to perform an exceptional show for the fans.”

Europe

With over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, including a number one hit in 25 countries, Europe’s Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) are as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing new albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike.

Their eleventh studio album, Walk The Earth, was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Album.

“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA… the birthplace of rock and roll,” says Europe’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four long years and we are honored to be on the road with Foreigner and Kansas for this extensive tour across North America. Strap yourself in! Europe in America once again!”

Tour Dates

Check out the tour at any of the following stops.
Fans can visit Live Nation for updates on tour dates and news. 

DATE CITY VENUE
Thurs July 9, 2020 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Fri, July 10, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat, July 11, 2020 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
*Mon, July 13, 2020 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Tues, July 14, 2020 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed, July 15, 2020 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
*Fri, July 17, 2020 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat, July 18, 2020 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tues, July 21, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed, July 22, 2020 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri, July 24, 2020 Kansas City, MO Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat, July 25, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sun, July 26, 2020 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tues, July 28, 2020 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed, July 29, 2020 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri, July 31, 2020 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat, August 1, 2020 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sun, August 2, 2020 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Tues, August 4, 2020 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Wed, August 5, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Fri, August 7, 2020 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sat, August 8, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sun, August 9, 2020 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri, August 21, 2020 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat, August 22, 2020 Holmdel, NY PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun, August 23, 2020 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Tues, August 25, 2020 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wed, August 26, 2020 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri, August 28, 2020 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat, August 29, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sun, August 30, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Tues, Sep 1, 2020 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
*Fri, Sep 4, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Sat, Sep 5, 2020 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sun, Sep 6, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Tues, Sep 8, 2020 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Fri, Sep 11, 2020 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Sat, Sep 12, 2020 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater

*Kansas Not Performing

K-Pop Sensation MONSTA X Announces Summer Tour Across North America

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Today K-pop sensation MONSTA X announced their upcoming North American summer tour. Over the past four years MONSTA X has attracted a massive international fan base with their array of hit singles and tours, including a sold out U.S. arena outing in 2019.

The highly anticipated tour kicks off June 2nd in Minneapolis and will visit arenas and theaters across the U.S. and Canada including Boston, Toronto, Phoenix, Ft. Lauderdale and more before culminating with a colossal show at The Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17th at 3pm local time at LiveNation.com.

MONSTA X Tour Dates:

Tue Jun 02 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
Fri Jun 05 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sun Jun 07 Washington, DC EagleBank Arena
Wed Jun 10 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Fri Jun 12 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
Sun Jun 14 Toronto, ON ScotiaBank Arena
Tue Jun 16 Chicago, IL United Center
Fri Jun 19 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
Mon Jun 22 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Wed Jun 24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Jun 27 Ft. Worth, TX Dickies Arena
Mon Jun 29 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Wed Jul 01 Seattle, WA accesso ShoWare Center
Fri Jul 03 Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Mon Jul 06 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Wed Jul 08 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat Jul 11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

About MONSTA X:

MONSTA X has taken the U.S. by storm with a list of hits permeating the air waves including the fifth single, “Middle of the Night,” from their upcoming album All About Luv which isset for a Valentine’s Day release. All About Luv will be the first all English-language album released by a K-pop group. 

Additionally, “WHO DO U LOVE?” positioned them as “only the second K-Pop group ever to enter the Top 40 Airplay Chart.” With a historic performance at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, they emerged as “the first male K-Pop group to perform at a major music festival in the United States, and stood out as the first K-pop group in history to hit the stage at iHeartRadio Music Festival the same day.  

They made their United States television debut on Good Morning America, followed by electric performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and became the “first K-pop group to perform on the Teen Choice Awards.”  MONSTA X also charted on the Billboard Social 50 for over a year, remaining one of the biggest social media bands in the world. 

MONSTA X Online:

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Matchbox Twenty Announces 2020 Summer Tour with Special Guest The Wallflowers

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Matchbox Twenty, the multi-platinum, hit-making pop rock band, announced today a 50+ date summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, “Matchbox Twenty 2020” will get underway on July 17 at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA and will wrap-up with an epic night under the stars at L.A.’s iconic Hollywood Bowl on September 28 (see dates below). All dates will also feature special guest The Wallflowers.

Rob Thomas said, “I’m proud to be a part of the greatest pop rock band in the world and I can’t wait to play with them again. Stepping on stage with Matchbox and sharing those songs with the fans feels as natural as breathing to me at this point.”

“Matchbox Twenty 2020” is the band’s first tour since 2017, when they reunited for the “A Brief History of Everything” tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Diamond-certified debut album Yourself or Someone Like You.

Tickets On Sale To The General Public Beginning January 17

Matchbox Twenty fanclub members can purchase tickets beginning Tues., Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Fri., Jan. 17 starting at 12 p.m. ET at LiveNation.com. For additional ticketing information, visit www.MatchboxTwenty.com.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wed., Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. local time until Thurs., Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

Matchbox Twenty Tour Dates feat. The Wallflowers:

Fri., Jul. 17 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center
Sat., Jul. 18 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sun., Jul. 19 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Tue., Jul. 21 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wed., Jul. 22 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri., Jul. 24 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sat., Jul. 25 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sun., Jul. 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue., Jul. 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed., Jul. 29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Fri., Jul. 31 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat., Aug. 01 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sun., Aug. 02 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Tue., Aug. 04 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Wed., Aug. 05 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri., Aug. 07 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Sat., Aug. 08 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
Sun., Aug. 09 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Tue., Aug. 11 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 13 Memphis, TN TBA
Fri., Aug. 14 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sat., Aug. 15 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Mon., Aug. 17 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
Tue., Aug. 18 Rogers, AR Walmart Amp
Wed., Aug. 19 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Fri., Aug. 21 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
Sat., Aug. 22 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
Sun., Aug. 23 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
Tue., Aug. 25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wed., Aug. 26 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Thu., Aug. 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat., Aug. 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sun., Aug. 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Tue., Sep. 01 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed., Sep. 02 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Fri., Sep. 04 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Sat., Sep. 05 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sun., Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Tue., Sep. 08 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Omaha
Thu., Sep. 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sat., Sep. 12 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sun., Sep. 13 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Tue., Sep. 15 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Wed., Sep. 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu., Sep. 17 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat., Sep. 19 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun., Sep. 20 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Tue., Sep. 22 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wed., Sep. 23 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Thu., Sep. 24 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat., Sep. 26 Las Vegas, NV Palms Casino Resort
Sun., Sep. 27 Bakersfield, CA Mechanics Bank Arena
Mon., Sep. 28 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Matchbox Twenty is working with VNUE’s DiscLive to offer fans limited-edition “instant” collectible CD sets and digital downloads from each show of the tour. Fans may pre-order the CD sets via Ticketmaster for a $5 discount when they purchase their tickets. VIP ticket buyers will receive a download card free with their purchase of every VIP package. Fans may also pre-order via DiscLive’s website and can have CDs shipped, or can pick them up at the show(s) they attend.

HE IS WE Joins InVogue Records; New Single “Amazing Grace” Out Feb 14

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He Is We have signed with Ohio-based InVogue Records. Their brand new single will be out Feb. 14th and is titled “Amazing Grace.” The new single will mark their first new music released since 2018.

Pre-save/pre-add “Amazing Grace” here: 
https://orcd.co/heiswe

Washington-based He Is We is fronted by vocalist Rachel Taylor. HIW’s debut album, released in 2010, hit the Billboard charts and accumulated over 100 million streams. In 2017 the follow-up album was released and has already racked up nearly 50 million streams online.

“Regardless of how far I’ve tried to run from this industry, the unconditional support has pulled me back in and reminded me of why it is I need music. I’m blown away that I’d given up on myself and the heartbeat of He Is We never gave up on me. The fan base kept air in my lungs and brought me back to life. I just want to hug every person who held me together when falling apart became so easy,” says Taylor.

I’ve been a huge fan of He Is We for years so having the opportunity to release this new single, I couldn’t pass it up. I’m really excited to be working with Rachel on this new chapter of music she is creating,” says InVogue Records owner Nick Moore.

He Is We Online:

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | InVogue Records


tētēma (Mike Patton/Anthony Pateras) Return with Necroscape

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Melbourne, Australia – tētēma, the bi-continental outfit featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and the Melbourne based, electro-acoustic artist Anthony Pateras, return with their sophomore album, the mind-bending Necroscape (April 3, Ipecac Recordings).

An early preview of the Spring release can be heard now, with “Haunted On The Uptake,” a track Pateras describes as sounding “like The Melvins’ tour van broke down in the Balkans and instead of going home, they decide to open a mountain laboratory dedicated to possible hybrids of Rembetika and hardcore.” Pre-order and stream here: https://smarturl.it/necroscape

Necroscape is sculpted around isolation in the surveillance age; and although lofty/high-concept sounding, it is still an intensely fun and heavy listen. Necroscape synthesizes a lot of territory: odd-time rock, musique concrète, otherworld grooves, soul, industrial noise, microtonal psychoacoustics… seemingly strange bedfellows on paper, yet they seamlessly coalesce into 13 songs which playfully challenge our notions of sonic logic and make you move at the same time. In a nutshell, listening to Necroscape creates the weird sensation of exclaiming “of course!” and “wtf?” simultaneously.

Necroscape Tracklist

  1. Necroscape
  2. Cutlass Eye
  3. Wait Till Mornin’
  4. Haunted on the Uptake
  5. All Signs Uncensored
  6. Milked Out Million
  7. Soliloquy
  8. Flatliner’s Owl
  9. Dead Still
  10. Invertebrate
  11. We’ll Talk Inside A Dream
  12. Sun Undone
  13. Funerale Di Un Contadino

About tētēma

Pateras and Patton “created an intelligent but ferocious mixture of avant-garde experimentalism, world music accents, and heavy metal velocity” (All Music) within the confines of their 11-track, 2014 debut, GeocidalNME described the collection as “Roni Size getting spiked with GHB and fed through a woodchipper” while Alternative Press said, “once you are acclimated, it will leave you tingling.

tētēma
tētēma | Photography: Sabina Maselli

The pair, joined by Will Guthrie (percussion) and Erkka Veltheim (violin), both of whom appear on Necroscape as well, made their live debut, fittingly at the Tasmania Mona music and art festival. The Guardian said of the outing: “tētēma didn’t enrapture with anthems or token festival rock gestures, they enraptured with mood, with surprises, and with evocations rarely felt by audiences…

Evanescence Releases Powerful Music Video for “The Chain (from Gears 5)”

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Los Angeles, CA – Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has released the official music video for their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch it HERE, and listen to the song on all digital streaming platforms HERE

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version,” lead singer Amy Lee elaborates. 

P.R. Brown adds, “The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.” 

Evanescence unveiled their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic in November, following Lee having lent her vocals to the Gears 5 launch trailer. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign in the fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE. In addition, Gears 5 set new records as the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation. 

Evanescence | Photography: P.R. Brown

Band Is Currently in the Studio Working on New Original Music

“The Chain” marks the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their foray into symphonic music with 2017’s critically acclaimed Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their highly-anticipated fifth full-length studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

Spring Tour Begins on March 29 with a
Performance at Download Festival Japan

On March 29, Evanescence’s spring tour dates commence with a performance at Download Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly thereafter, the group will embark on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation that runs from April 4 to May 1. Evanescence will also headline their own show in Madrid, Spain on May 3 to conclude their slew of dates overseas. After a quick break, the quintet will return to the U.S. for two select performances – The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14 and a major festival performance at Sonic Temple on May 16. Tickets to all shows are on sale now and can be purchased on Evanescence’s official website HERE.

Evanescence 2020 Tour Dates

  • 3/29 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival 
  • 4/4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/5 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
  • 4/7 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *4/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
  • 4/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
  • 4/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
  • 4/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
  • 4/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
  • 4/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
  • 4/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
  • 4/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
  • 4/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/26 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
  • 4/28 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
  • 4/30 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena * 
  • 5/1 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
  • 5/3 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre
  • 5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
  • 5/16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

* w/ Within Temptation

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Halsey Announces North American Leg Of Manic World Tour

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GRAMMY® award-nominated, multi-platinum artist Halsey will launch the North American leg of her world tour on June 2 at White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the headline run will include shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 10), Forest Hills Stadium in New York (July 15), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (July 24) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 27). See below for itinerary. The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1).

Fans will have access to a chance at advance tickets during the artist presale, which begins tomorrow, January 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17, at 10:00 AM local time. Visit Manic World Tour HERE for more information. All tickets for the North American headline dates will include a CD copy of Halsey’s third studio album, Manic, set for January 17 release on Capitol Records.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the North American tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 13, at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, January 16, at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit HERE.

Halsey Manic World Tour – North American Leg

  • 6/2 | Seattle, WA | White River Amphitheatre
  • 6/4 | Portland, OR | Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • 6/6 | Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 6/7 | Sacramento, CA | Golden 1 Center
  • 6/10 | Los Angeles, CA | Hollywood Bowl
  • 6/13 | Phoenix, AZ | Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • 6/15 | Dallas, TX | Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 6/16 | Houston, TX | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 6/18 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion
  • 6/21 | Cleveland, OH | Blossom Music Center
  • 6/24 | Atlanta, GA | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • 6/26 | Detroit, MI | DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 6/27 | Chicago, IL | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 6/30 | St. Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center
  • 7/1 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
  • 7/3 | Milwaukee, WI | Milwaukee Summerfest
  • 7/5 | Boston, MA | Xfinity Center
  • 7/12 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage
  • 7/15 | Forest Hills, NY | Forest Hills Stadium
  • 7/18 | Holmdel, NJ | PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 7/19 | Columbia, MD | Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 7/22 | Tampa, FL | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • 7/24 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
  • 7/25 | St. Louis, MO | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 7/27 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • 7/30 | Salt Lake City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre
  • 8/1 | Irvine, CA | FivePoint Amphitheatre

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 11 million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x PlatinumNow or Never” and the 4x PlatinumBad at Love.” Watch “Bad At LoveHERE.

The success of the 6x PlatinumWithout Me” has made Halsey the first and only female artist to have at least three songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 weeks each. Rounding out the trio of songs are the 4x PlatinumEastside,” her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, and The Chainsmokers11x PlatinumCloser,” which she featured on. “Without Me,” which took Favorite Song, Pop/Rock honors at the American Music Awards, spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first artist to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Songs radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No. 1, bumping “Eastside” from the top spot. “Without Me” was the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’ Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv,” and, more recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track from Post Malone’s new album.

Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” In 2019, she has won an AMA, the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.

Halsey Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Aidan Cullen


Lady Antebellum Sets Sail For ‘Ocean 2020 Tour’ Launching This May

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Seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum announced details today for the ‘Ocean 2020 Tour‘ launching May 21st in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater. Named after their critically acclaimed No. One selling album Ocean (BMLG Records), Lady A has tapped very special guest Jake Owen as direct support along with openers Maddie & Tae as they take the tour nationwide this summer.

Citi is the official presale credit card for the Ocean 2020 Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit Citi Entertainment. Additionally, Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket HERE.

“After our Vegas residency and working on this record for the past year we are itching to get back out on the road and see how the fans gravitate to some of the deeper cuts off of Ocean,” Charles Kelley said. “We’ve missed those huge crowd sing-alongs and we are looking forward to having Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae light up the stage every night. May can’t come fast enough.”

Throughout the Ocean 2020 Tour Lady A will showcase why they are “one of Country’s top groups for over a decade” (Billboard) with a hit-filled set including their Top 3 and climbing single “What If I Never Get Over You.Lady A will let loose, too, with many swaying live-and-let-live moments mixed with fan-favorites while they make notable stops such as Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl before concluding the headlining run at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

In preparation for the Ocean 2020 Tour, Lady A brought Jake Owen as well as Maddie & Tae to Nashville’s Santa’s Pub to road-test nostalgic cover songs which turned into a competition. Watch the video to see how the karaoke battle panned out HERE.

Ocean 2020 Tour Dates:

  • 5/21/2020  Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
  • 5/22/2020  Phoenix, AZ – Ak- Chin Pavilion
  • 5/23/2020  San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • 5/28/2020  Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
  • 5/29/2020  Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 5/30/2020  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
  • 6/13/2020  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 6/14/2020  Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
  • 6/18/2020  Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
  • 6/19/2020  Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
  • 6/20/2020  Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
  • 6/25/2020  Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
  • 6/26/2020  Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
  • 6/27/2020  Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
  • 7/10/2020  Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
  • 7/16/2020  Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 7/17/2020  Pittsburgh, PA
  • 7/18/2020  Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
  • 7/23/2020  Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
  • 7/24/2020  Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
  • 7/25/2020  Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
  • 7/31/2020  Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
  • 8/01/2020  Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
  • 8/02/2020  West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater
  • 8/06/2020  Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • 8/07/2020  Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • 8/08/2020  Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
  • 8/15/2020  St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 8/16/2020  Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 8/21/2020  Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
  • 8/22/2020  Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 8/27/2020  Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
  • 8/28/2020  Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 8/29/2020  Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
  • 9/04/2020  Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
  • 9/05/2020  Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 9/06/2020  Syracuse,NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
  • 9/10/2020  Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Bowling Arena
  • 9/11/2020  Southaven, MS – Landers Center
  • 9/12/2020  Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Lady Antebellum

Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady Antebellum has become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic country sounds. As a Country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success with nine No. One hits while ushering in more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold, with over 4 billion digital streams. The trio recently earned the biggest first week streams of their career with their critically acclaimed No. One album Ocean. Known for their 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awardsBillboard Music AwardsPeople’s Choice AwardsTeen Choice Awards and a Tony Award nod.

Jake Owen

Platinum-certified Big Loud recording artist Jake Owen has seven No. One songs, numerous No. Ones albums and multi-Platinum hits to his name. The chart-topping entertainer’s latest album, Greetings From… Jake garnered Owen’s seventh No. One and debuted with more than 154,000 album equivalents. Owen’s latest single “Homemade,” is currently climbing the Country radio charts and follows hit albums American Love, which debuted at No. One on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart and the chart-topping album Barefoot Blue, Jean Night, which produced four consecutive #1 hits. Its title-track and No. One hit “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was the most played song of the decade (Country Aircheck).

Maddie & Tae

Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) with a “sound that’s identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward,” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going Platinum. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the CMA and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple nominations from the ACMCMA and CMT Awards.