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Brian Setzer Announces 14th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks! Tour’

Hitting 30 cities, the holiday extravaganza will launch November 10 at the State Theatre in Setzer’s adopted hometown of Minneapolis and wrap up December 28.

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Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece The Brian Setzer Orchestra have announced their 14th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the second consecutive year by SiriusXM. Hitting 30 cities, the holiday extravaganza will launch November 10 at the State Theatre in Setzer’s adopted hometown of Minneapolis and wrap up December 28. The public on sale is Friday, July 21 at 10AM local time, with the following presales:

Fan Club Presale:
Tuesday, July 18 at 10AM local time – Thursday, July 20 at 10PM local time
Password: XMASROCKS

SiriusXM Presale:
Tuesday, July 18 at 10AM local time – Thursday, July 20 at 10PM local time
Password: siriussetzer2017

Local Presale:
Wednesday, July 19 at 10AM local time – Thursday, July 20 at 10PM local time

The group’s set list will feature music off their latest Christmas album Rockin’ Rudolph plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums; and original material from Brian Setzer.

2017 is a big year for The Brian Setzer Orchestra who will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they’ve performed on four previous occasions, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements, making for a reliably unbeatable combination.

Brian Setzer belongs to an elite group of artists who’ve had four super successful phases of his career, from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, The Rockabilly Riot to BSO. The BSO show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. “The music I play in the big band is rock n’ roll with a jazz influence,” says Setzer. “What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also a big part of keeping the big band fresh is the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 18-19 people is like writing a song within a song. It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again.”

For the past two years, The Brian Setzer Orchestra has had a strong presence on SiriusXM during the holidays. The band performed exclusive invitation-only concerts for SiriusXM listeners in New York City in 2015 and 2016, which aired on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and Holly channels. Details of this year’s special SiriusXM concert will be announced this fall.

Catch BSO’s 14th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” in the following cities:

Friday
11/10
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

Saturday
11/11
Waukegan, IL
Genesee Theatre

*Monday
11/13
Joliet, IL
Rialto Square Theatre

Tuesday
11/14
Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre

Wednesday
11/15
Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre

Friday
11/17
Philadelphia, PA
Academy of Music

Saturday
11/18
Englewood, NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sunday
11/19
Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Tuesday
11/21
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre

Wednesday
11/22
Westbury, NY
NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Friday
11/24
Montclair, NJ
Wellmont Theatre

Saturday
11/25
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre

Sunday
11/26
Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center

Tuesday
11/28
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall

Wednesday
11/29
Jacksonville, FL
Florida Theatre

Thursday
11/30
Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Live

*Saturday
12/2
Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center

Sunday
12/3
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Tuesday
12/5
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium

Wednesday
12/6
Atlanta, GA
Symphony Hall

Friday
12/8
Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Saturday
12/9
Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Sunday
12/10
Houston, TX
Arena Theatre

Tuesday
12/12
Allen, TX
Allen Event Center

Thursday
12/14
Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Resort & Casino

Friday
12/15
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre

Wednesday
12/20
Modesto, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts

Sunday
12/24
San Francisco, CA
Warfield Theatre

Tuesday
12/26
Seattle, WA
The Paramount Theatre

Wednesday
12/27
Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

*Thursday
12/28
Bellingham, WA
Mount Baker Theatre

* = on sale at a later date (TBA)

More dates to be announced soon!

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Get A First Look At New Ronnie James Dio Hologram

The ‘Dio Returns’ World Tour will make stops in Poland, Spain, Romania, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium before the end of 2017.

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Live music’s premiere hologram production company Eyellusion has announced new and updated dates for “Dio Returns: The World Tour.” Originally scheduled to kick off in Helsinki, Finland, the tour featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his Dio bandmates will now begin in Bochum, Germany on December 6. The tour will make stops in Poland, Spain, Romania, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium before the end of 2017.

Dates initially announced for Finland, Sweden and Norway are being rescheduled for a larger run through Scandinavia in 2018. The “Dio Returns” tour will also make stops throughout Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United States, Venezuela and other countries, with more dates to be announced.

The Ronnie James Dio hologram will perform throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that will feature songs such as “Rainbow In The Dark,” “We Rock,” “Neon Nights,” “King Of Rock And Roll,” “Man On The Silver Mountain,” “Heaven And Hell,” “Holy Diver” and more.

The “Dio Returns” tour will feature Ronnie’s actual live vocals, with the Dio band playing live, featuring Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums and Scott Warren on keyboards, along with Bjorn Englen on bass. Veteran metal vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens will also perform, with singer Oni Logan joining on select dates.

Dio Returns: The World Tour dates:

Dec. 06 – Matrix Bochum – Bochum, Germany
Dec. 07 – Die Kantine – Cologne, Germany
Dec. 09 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
Dec. 13 – Bikini Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Dec. 14 – Teatro de las Esquinas – Zaragoza, Spain
Dec. 15 – Escenario Santander – Santander, Spain
Dec. 17 – Arenele Romane – Bucharest, Romania
Dec. 19 – O2 Academy Islington – London, United Kingdom
Dec. 20 – Poppodium 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 21 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium

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Stone Sour, Halestorm Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Stone Sour is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, ‘Hydrograd,’ while Halestorm recently entered the studio for an early 2018 release.

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Stone Sour has announced new North American tour for early 2018. The new dates include a co-headline tour with Halestorm and special guests The Dead Deads, set to commence on January 27 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, followed by a string of headline shows with support from Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads, which get underway February 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tour dates:

Jan. 27 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre (buy tickets)
Jan. 29 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre (buy tickets)
Feb. 01 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre (buy tickets)
Feb. 02 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino (buy tickets)
Feb. 04 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Center (lower Bowl) (buy tickets)
Feb. 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 07 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 08 – Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 10 – Ypsilanti, MI – Convocation Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 11 – Rochester, NY – Armory (buy tickets)
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom

Jan. 27 – Feb. 11 with Halestorm and The Dead Deads
Feb. 16 – Feb. 18 with Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist.

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Five decades. 18,262 days. More than 2,500 shows.

On his upcoming farewell world tour, Ozzy Osbourne – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter – will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.

“People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” Ozzy says. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”

The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for Ozzy solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.

For these dates, Ozzy will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).

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Kid Rock Announces ‘Greatest Show On Earth’ Tour, New Album

The tour kicks off on January 19 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will continue with 21 shows from coast to coast.

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Kid Rock announced today that he will be releasing his new album Sweet Southern Sugar on November 3 and will also hit the road on his “Greatest Show On Earth Tour 2018,” produced by Live Nation.

The tour kicks off on January 19 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will continue with 21 shows from coast to coast. Fans of the rocker can expect the same high-energy experience, but with brand new tracks from his latest album.

Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album recorded in Nashville and features his spontaneous summer releases “Greatest Show On Earth” and “Po-Dunk,” as well as recent single “Tennessee Mountain Top.” The album ranges from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between and highlights Kid Rock’s armory of talent, which transcends a single genre.

Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will go on sale to the public the day Sweet Southern Sugar is released, November 3, at www.LiveNation.com. Fan Club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning October 31 at 10am local, and fans who pre-order the album through www.KidRock.com will be eligible for a special pre-sale beginning on November 1 at 10am local.

“Greatest Show On Earth” tour dates:

Jan. 19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 25 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 26 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 27 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Feb. 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb. 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Feb. 10 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Feb. 16 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Feb. 17 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Feb. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 2 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 3 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Mar. 9 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Mar. 10 – Nassau, NY – NYCB Live
Mar. 16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar. 17 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Mar. 20 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Mar. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center

Sweet Southern Sugar track listing:

01. Greatest Show On Earth
02. Po-Dunk
03. Tennessee Mountain Top
04. I Wonder
05. American Rock N’ Roll
06. Back To The Otherside
07. Raining Whiskey
08. Stand The Pain
09. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
10. Grandpa’s Jam

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Judas Priest Announce 2018 Tour, ‘Firepower’ Album

One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, Firepower.

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One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, Firepower. The “Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour” will kick off on March 13 in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1 in Texas. Support on the trek will come from Black Star Riders and Saxon.

The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018 and the tour will feature the line-up of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

All dates will be running a presale starting Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance.
Check the local venue for additional information.

Come 2018, North American headbangers will get the opportunity to experience the mighty Priest on a nearby concert stage.

Confirmed “Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour” dates:

3/13/2018 Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/15/2018 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
3/17/2018 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
3/18/2018 Washington, DC – The Anthem
3/20/2018 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
3/22/2018 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
3/25/2018 Ottawa, ON – The Arena at TD Place
3/27/2018 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
3/28/0208 Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
3/30/2018 Orillia, ON – Casino Rama
3/31/2018 Detroit, MI – Detroit Masonic Temple
4/3/2018 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
4/5/2018 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/8/2018 Bloomington, IL – Grossinger Motors Arena
4/10/2018 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
4/11/2018 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
4/15/2018 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center
4/17/2018 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/19/2018 San Francisco – The Warfield
4/22/2018 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
4/24/2018 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
4/26/2018 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
4/28/2018 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
4/29/2018 Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre
5/1/2018 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

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