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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.



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

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:

Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

Waukegan, IL
Genesee Theatre

Joliet, IL
Rialto Square Theatre

Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre

Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre

Philadelphia, PA
Academy of Music

Englewood, NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center

Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre

Westbury, NY
NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Montclair, NJ
Wellmont Theatre

Washington, DC
Warner Theatre

Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center

Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall

Jacksonville, FL
Florida Theatre

Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Live

Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center

Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium

Atlanta, GA
Symphony Hall

Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Houston, TX
Arena Theatre

Allen, TX
Allen Event Center

Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Resort & Casino

Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre

Modesto, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts

San Francisco, CA
Warfield Theatre

Seattle, WA
The Paramount Theatre

Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Bellingham, WA
Mount Baker Theatre

* = on sale at a later date (TBA)

More dates to be announced soon!

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Powerman 5000 Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

The band will first hit the West Coast, including a record-release party October 26 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood.



Powerman 5000 has announced the first leg of a worldwide tour in support of its new album, New Wave, that will last through the end of 2018. The band will first hit the West Coast, including a record-release party on October 26 at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood.

Powerman 5000 tour dates:

Oct. 20 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 22 – Seattle, WA – El Corozon
Oct. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Oct. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Oct. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
Oct. 31 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes
Nov. 02 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Nov. 04 – Austin, TX – Scout Bar
Nov. 05 – Houston, TX – Dirty Dog
Nov. 08 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Nov. 10 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
Nov. 11 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
Nov. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Nov. 14 – Dundee, IL – Rochaus
Nov. 15 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge

New Wave will be released on October 27 via Pavement Entertainment. The effort is Powerman 5000’s eleventh official release since forming in 1992 and continues the strides and success, from their platinum-selling album Tonight The Stars Revolt! to their most recent chart-topping single in 2014, “How To Be A Human.”

Powerman 5000 vocalist Spider One stated about the new single, “Sid Vicious In A Dress”: “I suppose at its simplest it’s a twisted love song, but really it’s about loving what hurts you, what is bad for you. Staying when you should run. Over the years, Sid Vicious has become the poster child for chaos and self-destruction. I just took that and put it in the form of a beautiful girl. The title of the song kind of says it all.”

Regarding the overall sound of the follow-up to 2014’s Builders Of The Future, Spider One said: “We went a bit dirtier on this one. Ripped it up more than the last couple of records. One of the goals was to recreate the noise of the live show. Keep in the chaos.”

On the topic of the new album title, Spider said: “New Wave? Are we a new wave band? Well, I would say that we have always had more in common with Devo than Dio.”

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Guns N’ Roses Add New Dates To ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Tour

The tour includes eleven new dates in cities across the U.S., including Newark, D.C., Hartford, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Sacramento, and San Diego.



The 2017 North American leg of Guns N’ Roses’ tour kicked off July 27 in St. Louis, Missouri and will include eleven newly announced dates in cities across the U.S., including Newark, D.C., Hartford, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Sacramento, and San Diego. They have also added a second stop in Toronto, and third dates in both New York and Los Angeles.

New Guns N’ Roses 2017 concert dates:

Oct. 12 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Oct. 16 – Madison Square Garden – New York ,NY
Oct. 19 – Verizon Center – Washington D.C.
Oct. 23 – XL Center – Hartford, CT
Oct. 30 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Nov. 03 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
Nov. 07 – Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 13 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Nov. 18 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
Nov. 28 – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA

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Yngwie Malmsteen Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour

Yngwie will perform pieces from the legendary ‘Rising Force’ album as well as songs from the fierce new album ‘World On Fire,’ and everything in between.



Legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen will embark on the second 2017 leg of his World On Fire U.S. headlining tour in the fall. Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of Rising Force (1984) as well as songs from the fierce World On Fire, and material from everything in between.

Says Yngwie: “Due to unprecedented popular demand and sold-out shows, I’m really excited to be heading out on this second leg.”

Tour dates:

Oct. 20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Oct. 21 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
Oct. 22 – Hazard, KY – Forum Theatre
Oct. 25 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 26 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Oct. 27 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 01 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
Nov. 02 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
Nov. 03 – Chicago, IL – Portage Theatre
Nov. 04 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z Expo Center
Nov. 06 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage Theater
Nov. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
Nov. 08 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theatre
Nov. 09 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Nov. 12 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts

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Dio Hologram To Kick Off World Tour In November

The tour is expected to come to the United States in spring 2018 and play festivals globally during the summer.



Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion today revealed initial dates for “Dio Returns: The World Tour,” featuring a hologram of Ronnie James Dio reunited with the late rock star’s former bandmates from the Dio band. The tour will make more than eighty stops around the globe, kicking off in Helsinki, Finland on November 30. It marks the first tour of its kind, breaking new ground just as Dio did throughout an accomplished career as a lead singer and songwriter in defining bands such as Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio.

The “Dio Returns” tour will also make stops throughout Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, United Kingdom, Venezuela and other countries, with dates to be announced. The tour is expected to come to the United States in spring 2018 and play festivals globally during the summer.

The Ronnie James Dio hologram will perform for the majority of the show, treating fans to an alternating set list that will feature songs such as “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” “We Rock,” “King Of Rock And Roll,” Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights” and “Heaven And Hell” and Rainbow’s “Man On The Silver Mountain” and more.

In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. The “Dio Returns” tour will feature Dio’s actual live vocals, backed by a live band consisting of former Dio members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside bassist Bjorn Englen. Veteran metal vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens will also perform, with singer Oni Logan also joining on select dates.

“Working with Eyellusion over the past year and a half to turn our dream of this tour into a reality has been absolutely incredible,” said Wendy Dio, who managed Ronnie James Dio throughout his career and is overseeing every aspect of the “Dio Returns” tour. “No one has ever been able to put together a show and tour like this and we like to think of Ronnie smiling down as we continue to find new ways to share his music with all generations of fans. We cannot wait to be able to finally bring this incredible experience to Ronnie’s fans around the world.”

“We’ve really only given Dio fans a small taste of what they’re going to see on this tour,” said Jeff Pezzuti, CEO and founder of Eyellusion. “We are creating a completely new hologram of Ronnie, designing an amazing light show and continuing to add more dates around the world to make sure that as many fans as possible get an opportunity to take part in this experience.”

Eyellusion’s holograms and live productions are supported by a team of live music and special effects veterans, including Wendy Dio, who leads industry relations, veteran rock manager Todd Singerman, who supports artist relations, and Kenny Aronoff, world renowned live and studio drummer, who supports business development and technical live production efforts. Chad Finnerty at Digital Frontier FX is Eyellusion’s exclusive content creation partner, working directly with clients to bring every project vision to the live stage. Legendary Hollywood digital effects executive Scott Ross advises Eyellusion on overall content creation for all productions.

Eyellusion is actively raising funding to secure additional artist rights and finance projects and tours in its growing pipeline.

“Dio Returns” tour dates:

Nov. 30 – Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
Dec. 03 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset
Dec. 04 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Dec. 06 – Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
Dec. 13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Bikini
Dec. 15 – Santander, Spain @ Escenario Santander
Dec. 17 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arelene Romane
Dec. 20 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Dec. 21 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013

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Dream Theater Announces More ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ Dates

The tour will feature an unparalleled live set of ‘Images And Words’ in its entirety, along with fan favorites from their deep, widely acclaimed catalog.



Dream Theater have announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, which sees the pioneering group celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of its milestone RIAA-gold-certified album Images And Words. The North American headline dates kick off October 25 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. The trek takes the band throughout the US, including dates at NYC’s Beacon Theatre and L.A.’s Wiltern, as well as a stop at the Sony Centre in Toronto.

Like previous legs, the show will be presented as an “Evening With Dream Theater,” with no opening act. The tour will feature an unparalleled live set of Images And Words in its entirety, along with fan favorites from their deep, widely acclaimed catalog.

Said founding guitarist John Petrucci of the upcoming trek: “We are so psyched to bring our ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ tour to North America this fall! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 25 years since Images was released! We’ve been having a blast playing those songs each night, and sharing memories and stories from our time in the studio back in 1992. We know that this is such an important album to so many of our fans, both old and new, so we plan on making this a really special night by playing Images And Words in its entirety as well as breaking out some rare material, and a few of our latest tunes, in order to make this landmark evening compete. We hope to see all of you there! Don’t miss it.”

Dream Theater recently concluded the European leg of the “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, playing to sold-out crowds across Europe. The upcoming North American run caps off a year-long celebration of Images & Words. After a short break in early 2018, the band will return to the studio to begin work on a follow-up to their most recent opus, The Astonishing.

Tour dates:

Oct. 25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Oct. 29 – ABQ, NM – Kiva Auditorium
Oct. 31 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
Nov. 02 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 03 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
Nov. 04 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 06 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
Nov. 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theatre
Nov. 09 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 10 – Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theatre
Nov. 12 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
Nov. 14 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theater
Nov. 15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 16 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
Nov. 18 – Asbury, Park, NJ – Paramount Theater
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre
Nov. 27 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
Nov. 28 – Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 29 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Aud.
Dec. 01 – Austin, TX – Bass Hall
Dec. 02 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion
Dec. 03 – Houston, TX – Cullen PAC

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