Tour News

Tue
21
Feb

PUNKY MEADOWS Announces West Coast And East Coast Tour Dates

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One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970's was undoubtedly ANGEL - who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite ANGEL splitting in 1981, the group's popularity and influence remain high - resulting in the return last year of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, 'FALLEN ANGEL,' and a striking video clip for the rocking track, 'Straight Shooter': https://youtu.be/pZVp6Y_k2CU
 
'I'm very proud of this song and album,' says Punky. 'Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it's hard to to pick a favorite song because they're all good. 'Straight Shooter' was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.'
 
And in March and April, Punky will be performing in the US. From March 8th-10th, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, followed by Poughkeepsie on April 21st and NYC on April 29th. Joining the guitarist on stage will be a band comprised of Chandler Mogel - lead vocals, Danny Farrow - rhythm guitar, vocals, Charlie Calv - keyboards, and Bob Pantella - drums, while it will be decided closer to the dates if bass will be supplied by Felix Robinson (due to recent surgery). 
 
ANGEL was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, 'FOXES' (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970's in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH, and the NEW YORK DOLLS. 
 
Upon the band's disbanding, Punky occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for 'FALLEN ANGEL,' which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.
 
Also available is a special autographed edition of PUNKY MEADOW'S 'Fallen Angel' that includes a PUNKY MEADOWS GUITAR PICK, and two bonus tracks (one featuring original ANGEL vocalist FRANK DIMINO), exclusively on the www.mainmanrecords.com website. Otherwise, the regular 15 song edition is available everywhere else, including iTunes, Amazon, and all other music outlets.
 
Also available are a limited amount of meet and greets for each show. The meet and greet includes a personal photo with Punky and the band (with personal cell or camera) up to 3 autographed Punky or Angel items, and a free 8x10 to have autographed as well. Here are the links to the meet and greets (all but the BB KING meet and greet, which is on their website at checkout): punkymeadows.weebly.com/tour-dates.html
 
And soon, fans will get an opportunity to experience Punky and his band live on stage. 'Can't wait to get on the road and play for all the fans again. We're coming to a town near you and we're going to tear the place up!! It's going to be one bad ass party, so don't miss it and let's rock!!
 
TOUR DATES:
 
March 8th -  Backstage Bar and Billiards (Las Vegas)
March 9th -  Brick By Brick (San Diego)
March 10th -  Whisky (Los Angeles) 
April 21st -  The Chance (Poughkeepsie) 
April 29th -  BB Kings (New York City)
 
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Wed
15
Feb

GEOFF TATE Acoustic Live & Film Debut

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GEOFF TATE THE WHOLE STORY "RYCHE" ACOUSTIC TOUR 2017
 
Beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will be embarking on an extensive U.S. tour that will be highlighting songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his illustrious 35 year career.
 
Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. He is the original singer for the band Queensryche, which he fronted for over 30 years.
 
Geoff will present his upcoming all-acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland -- featuring three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments -- to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genre's most recognized songs including "Silent Lucidity," "Jet City Woman," "Empire," "I Don't Believe in Love" and "Eyes of a Stranger."
 
Tour Dates
 
February
 
16 - Daryl's House in Pawling, NY
17 - The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
18 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH
19 - 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, NY
20 - City Winery in New York, NY
21 - State Theatre in State College, PA
22 - Diesel in Pittsburgh, PA
23 - The Token Lounge in Westland, MI
24 - The Kent Stage in Kent, OH
28 - Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO
 
March
 
2 - Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, NM
3 - Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ
5 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
9 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
10 - The Rose in Pasadena, CA
11 - The Canyon Theater in Agoura Hills, CA
12 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
18 - Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA
19 - Goldfield Trading Post in Sacramento, CA
22 - Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH
23 - The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
24 - Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO
25 - Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
28 - High Dive in Gainesville, FL
29 - Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL
30 - The Calico Room in Wilmington, NC
 
April
 
1 - The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC
2  - The Windjammer in Isle of Palms, SC
4 - The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC
5 - Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC
6 - Fletcher Theater in Raleigh, NC
7 - Shaka's in Virginia Beach, VA
8 - The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, VA
9 - Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA
12 - Saile Multi in Quebec, Canada
14 - Brass Monkey Bar in Ottawa, Canada
15 - Rockpile West in Toronto, Canada
 
GEOFF TATE, FORMERLY OF QUEENSRYCHE, STARS IN THE BURNINGMOORE DEATHS COMING TO DVD AND DIGITAL FORMATS VIA MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ON FEBRUARY 14TH
 
On February 14th, MVD Entertainment will release the feature film debut of Geoff Tate, former lead vocalist of the multi-platinum metal band Queensryche. Entitled The Burningmoore Deaths, the horror film - written and directed by Jonathan Williams - is inspired by true events surrounding unsolved murders captured on security cameras during a production shoot of a Home Improvement TV show pilot.
 
Tate takes the role of James Parrish, a man who allegedly killed his own wife and three children before disappearing without a trace. With the home now vacated and boarded up, a home improvement company gets permission to film the renovation process for a test pilot for a TV network, not knowing that Parrish had returned to take up residence once again in the derelict building. Bloody chaos ensues - and it's all captured on camera!
 
The Burningmoore Deaths features an original score by Andrew Kadin with additional music by Dawn of Solace and Geoff Tate.
 
"I think I've always done it... in our own shows and with the way I present music," said Tate. "It all has a bit of a stage acting bend to it. So this wasn't really a stretch for me... it was just playing to a different audience, to a camera rather than a room full of people, but it's the same thing. You play-act and you make stuff up and you present that like you like you would in a stage show."
 
The Burningmoore Deaths will be available on all digital stores for download and also available on DVD in retail stores, the MVD Shop and on Amazon.
 
 

 

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Tue
14
Feb

DRAGONFORCE Reaching Into Infinity Australian Tour 2017

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International metal superstars and power metal speed legends DRAGONFORCE have revealed that they will be touring Australia as part of their Reaching Into Infinity World Tour.
 
DRAGONFORCE’s reputation is such that anything new from them is regarded as a landmark moment in the ongoing story of metal. And fans can expect nothing less when their brand-new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ drops on May 19 and Australians will be amongst the first in the world to hear it. If previous shows have anything to go by this will be a tour that “melts the faces off everyone in the place with the insane speed of their playing that seemed to get only faster as their set progressed.” - Loud Mag
 
With their lightning fast riffing, DRAGONFORCE are one of the most furiously exciting and animated live acts in the world today. Tickets go on sale Thursday 16 February at 9am!
 
TOUR DATES
Tuesday 20 June – Capitol, Perth 18+
Wednesday 21 June – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+
Thursday 22 June – The Basement, Canberra 18+
Saturday 24 June – Manning Bar, Sydney 18+
Sunday 25 June – The Triffid, Brisbane 18+
 
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY @ 9AM local time www.tickets.destroyalllines.com
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Thu
12
Jan

A Personal Statement From ASIA’s JOHN WETTON

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From John Wetton:

I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.
I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.

John Wetton
Bournemouth
England
January 11th. 2017

 

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Wed
11
Jan

ANN WILSON of Heart Announces 2017 Solo Dates

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ANN WILSON has announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The ANN WILSON OF HEART cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in WILSON's Seattle hometown before moving onto Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and New Orleans, among other cities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, January 13. See the itinerary below and view the trailer here.
 
"The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who's known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys." ANN continues: "I suppose I am addicted to it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way."
 
 
 
What will fans experience at these shows?  "People can expect the unexpected in 2017," ANN says. "A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production...The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart."
 
Musicians on board for the ANN WILSON OF HEART tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990's for two years) from Los Angeles.  The name for the upcoming tour, explains ANN, "is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from."
 
The ANN WILSON OF HEART dates follow the release of HEART's critically acclaimed 2016 BEAUTIFUL BROKEN album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with HEART solo shows before and after. "Heart is always evolving, changing," says ANN. "It is a living organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right."
 
Look for ANN to continue to announce more ANN WILSON of HEART tour dates. Here is the current itinerary:
 
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 3/8 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Fri 3/10 Berkeley, CA UC Theatre
Sun 3/12 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
Tue 3/14 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Wed 3/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Thu 3/16 Salina, KS Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sat 3/18 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
Sun 3/19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues 
Tue 3/21 Wilmington, NC Cape Fear Community College Theatre
Wed 3/22 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Thu 3/23 Greenville, SC Peace Center for the Creative Arts
Sat 3/25 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sun 3/26 Annapolis, MD Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 
Wed 3/29 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
Thu 3/30 Westbury, NY The Westbury Theater
Sat 4/1 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley
Sun 4/2 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 4/4 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Thu 4/6 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
Fri 4/7 Providence, RI Park Theatre PAC
 
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Mon
09
Jan

Escape Open Air Rock Festival Makes Its Debut

 
If Hardrock of the 70s is combined with the melodic rock of the 80s and you add the upcoming bands of a surprisingly active scene of these days - you are probably at the Escape Open Air, the new address for some awesome live music in a variety from Classic- & Melodicrock. Placed at one of Germany's most beatiful open-air-locations, the festival-proof Wasserburg Rosslau near Dessau in the midst of Germany, you get international Top-Acts and interesting newcomer bands for a festival, that will fans will get enthusiastic about. A Festival from fans for fans!“
 
Tickets are already available with a special "Early-Bird-Offer" for 55,-- € until February 28th at the festival FB-site: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeOpenAir/app/184241495009535/
 
For those who want some special VIP-treatment, a limited number of 75 VIP tickets are available only directly from the festival organizers. And this is what you get, if you decide to have a limited VIP-Ticket incl. hotel:
 
4*- quality at the nh Hotel Dessau in the centre of the "City Of Bauhaus". You not only find comfortable accomodation but also a special package with various extras (Weekend-Ticket with entrance for exclusive VIP-Area, special VIP-Festival-Shirt, Lanyard, Shuttle Service, daily meal, some drinks, festival programme a.m.m.). Interested in a VIP-Package? Please use FB-Messenger or send a mail to ppo.tickets@yahoo.de.“
 
The price for the VIP-Ticket is 150,-- €, these are the actual prizes for the hotel (only available with an VIP-package):
 
  *   2 nights single room - 189,-- €
  *   3 nights single room - 279,-- €
  *   2 nights double room - 239,-- €
  *   3 nights double room - 329,-- €
 
Day 1: Friday, 08.09.2017
 
Band / Start / End / Time
 
Bonesetter (GER) 17:15 18:00 45"
Violet Janine (SWE) 18:20 19:10 50"
House Of Shakira (SWE) 19:30 20:20b50"
Blood Red Saints (GB) 20:40 21:30 50''
Martin Turner's WA (GB) 21:50 23:20 90"
HEADLINER TBA
 
Day 2: Saturday, 09.09.2017
 
inUtero (GER) 13:15 14:00 45"
RebelHot (I) 14:20 15:05 45"
Jorge Salan Band (ESP) 15:25 16:15 50"
Palace (SWE) 16:35 17:25 50"
Bigfoot (GB) 17:45 18:35 50''
F***ing Furys (Yngwie Tribute)(SWE) 18:55 19:55 60"
Praying Mantis (GB) 20:15 21:15 60"
FM (GB) 21:35 23:00 85"
Joe Lynn Turner (USA) 23:20 00:50 90"
 
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Mon
09
Jan

FOREIGNER Announces 40th Anniversary Tour Details: Billboard Exclusive

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Foreigner plans to make this year's 40th anniversary summer tour "a family affair" according to group founder Mick Jones -- including the other acts on the bill and the return of some prodigal sons.
The group kicks things off June 11 in Syracuse with longtime pals Cheap Trick and former drummer Jason Bonham and his band. And Mick Jones tells Billboard that original Foreigner members Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood will be appearing on select dates. "They're not on the whole tour, but there will be some appearances," Jones says. "It's the right time to do this. I'm looking forward to that and we'll see how it goes, and I'm sure it'll go down well."
The reunions will certainly be a highlight during a busy anniversary year for Foreigner. The group will be touring extensively; In addition to the summer dates -- 37 dates running through Sept. 9 in Auburn, Wash. (tickets go on sale Jan. 13 via www.LiveNation.com) -- the group is also playing U.S. dates starting Jan. 30, with a European tour beginning May 20 in Switzerland. A two-disc, 40-track anniversary compilation with some brand new material is planned, while Jones will be publishing his memoir, A Foreigner's Tale, due out this spring.
"I could never have dreamed this would happen or that we would still have some kind of relevance 40 years later. It's unbelievable, really," says Jones, who formed Foreigner during 1976 in New York, releasing its first album a year later. "I think it's fitting at this point that we do this. I'm very proud of everything we've done and what we've achieved, and of how the new band [lineup] has fought back for me and for the heritage of Foreigner. It's kind of the way I always dreamed that Foreigner would appears, as a very exciting live band and everything that goes along with it. It's really been very inspiring for me."
The compilation album, meanwhile, will precede the tour, adding a new recording of "The Flame Still Burns," a song Jones wrote for the 1998 film Still Crazy (the group has already released a video for the song), along with "a few others in the offing, another [new] song that we're working on right now, and then all the greatest hits and more."
 
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Thu
15
Dec

SWEDEN ROCK FEST Performances Update

 
Another 15 acts have been confirmed for this summer's Sweden Rock Festival: Scorpions, Kansas, Warlock, Wintersun, Wishbone Ash, The Dead Daisies, Grave Digger, Primal Fear, Lucifer's Friend, Myrkur, Picture, Artch, Art Nation, Lost Society and Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies
 
Scorpions have taken their live show to another level with the inclusion of former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee in their line-up. This summer, the German hard rock legends are set to play their first show in Sweden with Gothenburg resident Mikkey behind the drum kit, and they will be bringing a spectacular new production and, of course, an amazing catalogue of songs to build a setlist from, such as "Rock you like a hurricane", "Blackout", "Big city nights", "Still loving you", "Dynamite", "The Zoo", "Still loving you", "Alien nation", "Send me an angel" and "Winds of change".
 
American prog rock icons Kansas have also been reignited lately. Their evergreens "Carry on wayward son" and "Dust in the wind" keep making appearances in movies and TV series, a new band line-up has the band sounding better than they have in many years and recently they released their first studio album since 2000. This summer, they fly to Europe for a single show at the Sweden Rock Festival.
 
2017 will also be the year when the undisputed queen of heavy metal, Doro Pesch, reunites with guitarist Tommy Bolan for four European shows under the name Warlock. One of these shows will be at the Sweden Rock Festival and the main focus of the concert will be on the bands fourth and most beloved album, "Triumph and agony" from 1987.
 
With this, the following 26 out of a total of 80 acts have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2017:
 
Aerosmith
Scorpions
In Flames
Running Wild
Kansas
Clutch
Venom
Warlock
Gotthard
Rhapsody
Black Star Riders
Candlemass
Wintersun
Y&T
Metal Church
Wishbone Ash
The Dead Daisies
Grave Digger
Primal Fear
Lucifer's Friend
Myrkur
Picture
Artch
Art Nation
Lost Society
Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies
 
The remaining 54 bands will be announced as they get confirmed this winter and spring.
 
More info and tickets can be found at www.swedenrock.com
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Tue
06
Dec

EDEN'S CURSE Join FREEDOM CALL On Tour

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Former Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine to appear with Eden's Curse in Germany next year!
 
Multinational Melodic Metal act, and AFM Records recording artists, Eden's Curse have confirmed that former Leaves' Eyes and Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine will appear onstage with them next year, when they open for German Power Metal legends Freedom Call, at Club-CANN in Stuttgart on 12th February 2017.

Kristine appears on the band's newly released fifth studio album, Cardinal, duetting with vocalist Nikola Mijic on the radio friendly ballad 'Unconditional':

https://youtu.be/9L9nxP3Du3A

Eden's Curse will support Freedom Call throughout Germany & Switzerland on their Master Of Light tour next year. The dates are:

07.02.2017 (DE) - COLOGNE - Underground
08.02.2017 (DE) - ASCHAFFENBURG - Colos-Saal
09.02.2017 (DE) - HAMBURG - Knust
10.02.2017 (DE) - ERFURT - From Hell
11.02.2017 (CH) - PRATTELN - Z7
12.02.2017 (DE) - STUTTGART - clubCANN
14.02.2017 (DE) - MUNICH - Backstage
15.02.2017 (DE) - NÜRNBERG - Hirsch
16.02.2017 (DE) - BREMEN - Tivoli
17.02.2017 (DE) - BOCHUM - Matrix
18.02.2017 (DE) - BERLIN - Badehaus

Tickets are on sale now from Metaltixhttps://goo.gl/4bTisO

Cardinal is out now and available to order from:

Eden's Curse Online Store: https://goo.gl/oU7YKb
AFM Records: https://goo.gl/dFCafN
Amazon: https://goo.gl/OLb193 
NEH Records: https://goo.gl/DEAAqI
iTunes: https://goo.gl/qhziVu
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Thu
24
Nov

GLENN HUGHES Announces January & February 2017 UK Tour

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GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2017 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS 'STONE BROKEN'
 
Tickets on sale from Friday 25th November at 10am from
myticket.co.uk, www.seetickets.com
 
UK tour follows the release of Glenn's critically acclaimed new album 'Resonate'

Glenn Hughes is pleased to announce his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.  Tickets for go on sale to the general public from 10am Friday 25th November and can be booked online from myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com. Special guests on all UK shows is Stone Broken.
Says Glenn, 'I am happy to announce my UK and European tour.  My team have been hard at work to make this happen, so my band and I can perform on this tour to promote my new album Resonate. All love and see you down the front.'
For those of you who cannot wait until Friday to book your tickets online, Planet Rock is running a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from today from - http://bit.ly/2gf96p3.
 
GLENN HUGHES ' JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017 UK TOUR
Tickets on sale to the general public from Friday 25th November from myticket.co.uk, www.seetickets.com
 
Friday 20 January                             The Riverside, Newcastle
Saturday 21 January                        Islington Assembly Hall, London
Monday 23 January                         The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 24 January                         The Garage, Glasgow
Thursday 26 January                       Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Friday 27 January                             O2 Academy 2, Manchester
Sunday 29 January                           Sub 89, Reading
Monday 30 January                         The Junction, Cambridge
Wednesdy 1 February                   The Church, Leeds
Thusday 2 February                        The Fleece, Bristol

 
The tour follows the 4th November release of Glenn's 12th studio album 'Resonate' which has received across-the-board rave reviews and reached #6 in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.  The album includes the single 'Heavy' featuring Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.  The album also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Pontus Engborg (drums) and Lachy Doley (keyboards).  From album opener, "Heavy", to the very last chords of the closer, "Long Time Gone", 'Resonate' is proving to be the contender for 'Album of the Year'.  Visit the official web release page here - http://bit.ly/2cnUhCp.
 
A true vocal and musical icon of our times, in the past couple of years Glenn has concentrated on his solo career. Sold out crowds were the order of the day, while touring non-stop throughout 2015, with shows in South America, Europe, UK, Japan and Singapore.  In 2015 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that Deep Purple including MKIII, were to be inducted after several previous nominations over the years - a culmination of a 40+ years career which saw Glenn leave his indelible mark in several musical endeavours and bands, including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, his collaborations with Gary Moore, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and most recently with Black Country Communion and California Breed.

  

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Wed
23
Nov

BONFIRE Line Up 'Byte The Bullet' World Tour Dates

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BONFIRE are pleased to announce some very exciting news for the band in 2017.

After a very successful European 30th Anniversary tour with more than 80 shows and the release of the sucsessful double album "PEARLS" (udr-music / Warner Bros), BONFIRE are back in the studio to record the new album "BYTE THE BULLET", which will be released on 24.3.2017 worldwide in conjunction with advertising in monthly magazines, Radio & TV campaigns, and social media campaigns.

A worldwide release of the new video LOCOMOTIVE BREATH as well as a "Making of" video, "LOCOMOTIVE BREATH"
 
A BONFIRE-LOCOMOTIVE will be inaugurated in Augsburg. That's right, a real life, functioning Bonfire Locomotive!!! Also a "road video" of "Sweet Obsession" filmed completely by the band themselves while on tour!
  
Websites:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593281797640516/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/244359395642138/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EZL.Live/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1098878526790981/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2391850151/?fref=ts
www.bonfire.de

Live-Dates:
First annouced Dates -  BYTE THE BULLET - World-Tour 2017
 
01.04. ESP - Barcelona.  -    Razz
02.04. ESP - Madrid -  Colloseum
07.04. UK -  Galway - Monroes
09.04. UK -  Buckley - Tivoli
14.04. CH - Aarburg - Mosigburg
27.04. GER - Bruchsal - Fabrik
13.05 - ESP - Ibiza Hard Rock Hell-Festival
16.06. GER - Offenhausen - Festival (near Nurnberg)
08.07. GER - Dormettingen - Schieferpark Open Air
15.07. GER - Jamboree-Open Air
23.07. GER - Regensburg - Piazza Open Air mit Manfred Mann`s Earthband
25/26.08. GER- Rock im Hinterland - Obrigheim/Pfalz
25.08. POR - Coimbra Open Air
02.09. PL  -   Zgierz - City of Power-Open Air
21.10. GER - Memmingen - Kaminwerk
there is more to come...

 
 
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Sat
22
Oct

THE ROCK PACK Feat. Fee Waybill, Gregg Rolie, Lou Gramm, Robin Zander, Steve Augeri & John Payne

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The Rock Pack Feat. Fee Waybill, Gregg Rolie, Lou Gramm, Robin Zander, Steve Augeri & John Payne

Rock legends unite!!! Some of the most iconic performers of our time have come together to form The Rock Pack!

The incredible lineup features:


Fee Waybill lead singer of THE TUBES
Gregg Rollie
original lead singer of SANTANA
Lou Gramm the original voice of FOREIGNER
Robin Zander
lead singer of CHEAP TRICK
Steve Augeri
former lead vocalist of JOURNEY
John Payne
former lead vocalist of ASIA

"I decided to create a unique concert concept that was start to finish full of monster hits by iconic vocalists," explains John Payne, The Rock Pack creator.

Huge screens adorn the stage and the set contains an area where each singer briefly talks about their career before launching into some of their most revered songs. Classics such as I Wanna Know What Love Is (with a gospel choir), I Want You to Want Me, Don't Stop Believing, Heat of the Moment, She's A Beauty, Black Magic Woman and many more will be performed.

Payne continues, "I wanted the Classic Rock fans of Phoenix to enjoy the hit songs of some of our most iconic bands and if you like Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick, Asia, Santana and The Tubes then COMERICA THEATRE on Friday 16th of December is the place to be."

The Rock Pack Concert
at Comerica Theatre Phoenix
Friday the 16th of December 2016

On Friday December 16th The Rock Pack hits town. Prepare for an extraordinary unprecedented concert at Phoenix's beautiful Comerica Theatre. Iconic Singers will perform Iconic Songs in a two hour hit laden Classic Rock extravaganza.

All ages show starts at 8pm with doors at 7pm

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com and Comerica Theatre Box Office 1-800-745-3000
Direct link at http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=the+rock+pack&q=the+rock+pack

The Rock Pack: www.therockpack.com

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Mon
10
Oct

METAL UNITED DOWN UNDER Full Line-Ups Announced

 
92 bands will be part of this year’s massive underground event in 12 Australian cities
 
Australia, 10/10/2016 – 396 artist playing in 92 different bands will be hitting the stages all across Australia. Metal United Down Under aka MUDU is returning on October 15 and there will be metal in 12 cities in the same night under the same banner. All these shows present the talent Australia has to offer.
 
“Looking at the bill makes me wish I was in Australia for this event with multiple personalities to attend several cities the same night.”Gunnar Sauermann, Season of Mist & Metal Hammer Germany
 
“MUDU is a metal party for the whole country!! Why wouldn’t you go?!?!”Roly Moore, Sedulous Rouse
 
“MUDU is a unique event in the international heavy music community - hundreds of bands across Australia coming together in regional centres and major cities all for one night of intensity - incredible! The organizers are to be commended on putting together such an awesome event and making Australia the loudest place on the planet on Oct 15!!” - Gregory Shaw, Truth Corroded, Truth Inc & Extreme Management Group, Inc.
 
Once again, the promoters in all involved cities have done an amazing job getting local and interstate bands on their line-ups. More and more bands include their tour in the MUDU shows, like Truth Corroded playing the Perth show as part of their “Worship The Warlords Slain Australia and Asia Tour 2016”. Decryptus is ending “The Necrotic Design East Coast Tour 2016” at the Sydney show and Wounded Pig’s second date on their massive 29 dates tour “A Permanent Mark Tour 2016” will be the Adelaide show. Frankenbok, Headbore, Espionage, Deadspace, The Black Swamp, Flaming Wrekage and The Weight of Silence are all including MUDU in their tour.
 
Let’s have a look what’ll be happening at the shows: Hobart announced classic metallers Pegazus as headliner and the Melbourne band will play Hobart for the first time - as will Spitting Rhino with their live debut show. Fantasy/folk metal band Sarallisse are the main act in Wollongong where another first live show will come from Hails From Infinity. Darwin added hard rockers Under Duress to the bill and Gladstone heavy groove metallers Massic and progressive metal/hardcore band Adriatic. Progressive metal trio Sedulous Rouse joined the Adelaide line-up sharing the stage with WA band Facegrinder who release their new EP Cosmic Background and I,Icarus debuting that night. Perth, Bendigo and Canberra announced the full line-ups: Truth Corroded, Silent Knight (last show with original drummer Paul Wrigley), Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives form a line-up in Perth to look forward to. Bendigo announced Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture and in Canberra From Hell's Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar and Mytile Vey Lorth. In Bundaberg Wisdom’s Realm, Troy Has Fallen and Consider Me Heartless were added to the bill while there have been a few changes happening in Brisbane with thrashers Kaustic Attack and Wartooth, death/thrash metallers Amicable Treason, synth metal band End Us, alternative/power metallers Devonian and melodic death/groove metal band Holistic. The Sydney show will be headlined by melodic death metallers Daemon Pyre who will be joined by Adelaide’s Headbore and thrashers Murder-World. If you lost track, here is the complete overview:
 
 
City
Venue
Bands
Adelaide
Enigma Bar
Facegrinder, Sickness, Nemesium, Deadspace, Sedulous Rouse, Wounded Pig, I Protagonist, I Icarus
Bendigo
MusicMan Megastore
Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture
Brisbane
The Back Room
Kaustic Attack, Amicable Treason, The Black Swamp, Behold The Defiant, Kaerulean, Pallative Care, Dirty Brew, Fragments, Holistic, Devonian, Wartooth, End Us
Bundaberg
Railway Hotel
Lavidius, Weightless In Orbit, Therein, Odysseus Reborn, Into the Badlands, Psychosphere, Morgue, Iron Wizard, Wisdom's Realm, Consider Me Heartless, Troy Has Fallen
Canberra
The Basement
From Hell's Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar, Mytile Vey Lorth
Darwin
Happy Yess
Under Duress, Shapeshifta, Clever Monkey
Gladstone
Rocky Glen Hotel
Evil Eye, Beyond Vendetta, Killer Creed, Weight of Silence, Mergatroyd, Only Machines Remain, Symbolic Weapon, Kold Creature, A.M.P., Massic, Adriatic
Hobart
The Brisbane Hotel
Pegazus, Hells Grace, Spitting, Sludko, Infected, Kingfall
Melbourne
The Bendigo Hotel
Frankenbok, Elm Street, Harlott, Metreya, Malakyte, Toxicon, Damnations Day, Asylum, Espionage, Requiem, Elkenwood, Feast of Crows
Perth
The Civic Hotel
Truth Corroded, Silent Knight, Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives
Sydney
The Bald Faced Stag
Daemon Pyre, Decryptus, Grill, The Plague, Headbore, Murder-World
Wollongong
UOW UniBar
Saralisse, Harbour, The Winter Effect, Thrash Bandicoot, Hails From Infinity
 
What makes this event UNITED is the support the event gets from everywhere. These are the promoters, sponsors, media partners and supporters who stand behind MUDU:
 
Our promoters:
Sedulous Rouse, MusicMan Megastore, Crowned Ruckus Presents, Lord Ragnar, Evel-E Productions, Bent Metal Media, Tyrantula Productions, Megaton Music, Stormrider Touring, Metal-Roos, Deaf To All But Metal and Carbon Black
 
Our sponsors:
DRW Entertainment (previously Tombowler)
Noisebleed Records
 
National media partners:
Metal Obsession, The Rock Pit, The Metal Zone, Killawatts Radio Show, The Drum, Kountdown Klassic Entertainment, Brisbane Metal Legion, Rabid Noise Radio and DJ Devilpope's Aussie Metal Show
 
International media partners:
Bravewords, East Jakarta Media, Metal Temple, Metal Nation Radio and Transcending Obscurity
 
Supporters:
ARMI - Australian Rock & Metal Institute, Battlegod Production, Brisso Metal, Metal Glass Promotion, Mick G Photography and TMS – Tasmanian Metal Syndicate
 
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Wed
05
Oct

MARTINA EDOFF Sets Up USA & UK Dates

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If you are a rock music fan located in Nottingham in the U.K. or Joliet in the U.S., you are in luck - the Nordic Queen of melodic rock, Martina Edoff, is confirmed for two shows in October:
 
Sunday, October 23rd 2016.
Rockingham Festival
Nottingham Trent University
UK
1:00 pm SET TIME
 
Saturday, October 29th, 2016.
Rock N Skull 2016 Melodic Rock Fest
The Tree
22 West Cass Street, Joliet, IL
US
 
And joining Martina on stage for these performances will be Chris Buckley - Bass (Martina, H.E.A.T sound eng.), Jona Tee - Keyboards (Martina, H.E.A.T), Crash - Drums (Martina, H.E.A.T), and Dave Dalon - Guitar (Ex H.E.A.T). “We were in the U.K. in April and we loved it,” says Martina. “The people made us feel so welcome. So I'm really looking forward to go back. This time to the festival Rockingham which I've heard is one of the best. Going back to the U.S. feels so good. It's a year ago since we toured North America and that's a memory for life. I've never been to Chicago before so when the opportunity to join the Rock n Skull festival came up I most definitely looking forward to be a part of that. I'm thrilled!!!”

The Swedish singer's latest release, 'Unity,' was issued in October of 2015, and was supported with dates in North America, Argentina (as direct support to Tarja Turunen), Europe (special guest for the Winery Dogs), and UK dates, and has also shared the stage with the likes of Epica, Eluveitie, and the Agonist.

The first single from 'Unity' is "The World Has Gone Mad," which has been mixed by multiple Grammy award winning engineer and mixer, Justin Niebank, who in 2010 won a Grammy for Album of the Year for Taylor Swift’s close to 9 million copies selling album 'Fearless,' and also has worked with Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill.

'Unity' has been drawing rave reviews from the rock press. Case in point, Classic Rock Magazine gave it an 8 out 10 review, saying, "This is the unmistakable sound of a singer raising her game," while Melodic-Rock praised, "Wow! That’s really all I can say. Wow! Martina sings with attitude and conviction. The musical performances on this album is faultless to speak mildly. Also, the production here is top-nottch, this records sounds like a million bucks!" Melodic Music Reviews also was a big supporter of the album, giving it a 4.5 star rating out of 5, and stating, “This is an outstanding record with nary a bad track and I highly recommend it for fans of female fronted melodic rock in a heavier vein of bands like Dante Fox. Do yourself a huge favor and pick this one up, you will not be disappointed.”

Come later this October, Nottingham and Joliet will get the opportunity to hail Martina Edoff!

Link Video Come Alive - Live Argentina https://youtu.be/Q24lKV9G8Fw

Cdbaby Unity ”Vinyl edition” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/martinaedoff2
Cdbaby Unity http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/martinaedoff3
Amazon Unity CD https://amzn.com/B014HDZV3G
Amazon Unity digital https://amzn.com/B01LXXRHHQ
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/1ow3v4XgIejWgQg3ZOgzkV

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Tue
27
Sep

DAN REED NETWORK Announces 2017 UK Dates

 
DAN REED NETWORK 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR
 
Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album 'Fight Another Day'. 
Tickets are now on sale via - http://danreed-network.com/tour/.  Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is VEGA.
 
DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Reed.  'Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin' up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!' 
 
Frontiers Music Srl released Dan Reed Network's latest studio album 'Fight Another Day' on Friday June 3rd, 2016. The album marked a significant and anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980's. 
 
Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their compelling mix of musical styles ranging from hard rock, funk and soul.  In 1987, the first single, 'Ritual', peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Charts and became a staple of the funk rock. 
 
While attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony in NYC in January 1989, Dan Reed met up with producer Nile Rodgers (Duran Duran, Madonna, David Bowie) which led to the creation of the second album 'Slam'.  Produced by Rodgers, it better represented the Dan Reed Network's live sound and accelerated the band's growing status in Europe. Dan Reed Network opened the European leg of Bon Jovi's 'New Jersey Tour' in 1989 and The Rolling Stones' European Urban Jungle Tour in 1990.
 
DRN's  third album 'The Heat', produced by Bruce Fairbairn in 1991, was their biggest success in the UK, mostly due to the single 'Lover' which was accompanied by a live video from Wembley Stadium filmed when they opened for the Stones.
 
DAN REED NETWORK ' 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR
BOOK ONLINE - http://danreed-network.com/tour/
OFFICIAL PRESS PAGE - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/frontiersrecords/dan-reed-network.htm
 
Wednesday 1 March                      Level 3 Club, Swindon
Friday 3 March                                  Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Saturday 4 March                             Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 5 March                                The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 7 March                              The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 8 March                      Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 10 March                                100 Club, London
Saturday 11 March                          Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12 March                             The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14 March                           Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15 March                    Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Wed
21
Sep

LAST IN LINE Announce California and Nevada Show Dates

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LAST IN LINE---the band that features current DEF LEPPARD/former DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell, former DIO/BLACK SABBATH drummer Vinny Appice and vocalist Andrew Freeman (RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT/OFFSPRING) have confirmed five USA concert dates for October before they head out on a UK/Europe tour. After memorable appearances at the LOUD PARK Festival in Japan and Rocklahoma in the USA, requests came soaring in from fans, demanding that LAST IN LINE play more stateside shows. To round out the line-up bassist Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, VINCE NEIL) has been enlisted after original DIO bassist/original LAST IN LINE member Jimmy Bain passed away. Erik Norlander (Ex-ASIA) will handle keyboards.

October 22: Costa Mesa, California-Tiki Bar, 7pm http://tikibaroc.com
October 23: West Hollywood, California-The Whisky, 7pm http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/
October 28: Sacramento, California-The Boardwalk, 7pm http://www.theboardwalkpresents.com/
October 29: Reno, Nevada-Rock Bar http://rockbartheater.com/
October 30: Las Vegas, Nevada-Vamp'd http://www.vampdvegas.com/

Vivian Campbell says, "We're thrilled and humbled by the reaction the ‘Heavy Crown’ album has gotten and in due course we look forward to playing more shows across the entire U.S. as schedule and resources permit."

Earlier this year, saw the release of the well-received, debut album from LAST IN LINE, "Heavy Crown." The album landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart, #6 on the Hard Rock albums chart and #22 on the Top Rock chart.

What started as a casual and fun reunion jam in a Los Angeles rehearsal room in 2011 has grown into a fully-fledged recording project that has taken on a life of its own. LAST IN LINE, the band, takes its name from the second DIO album released in 1984. Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were Ronnie Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the Holy Diver, Last In Line and Sacred Heart albums records that defined the classsic early Dio sound and became a part of rock history.

Appice stated that LAST IN LINE would be playing more dates during late 2016 and 2017 as Campbell’s Def Leppard duties eased off. He also praised LAST IN LINE's live performances, saying: "The band kicks ass. It's so much fun to play together. We have a great time on and off the stage. It's just a real pleasure playing, especially with Viv again. We're not doing this to try to make money; we're doing this because we want do it. And Viv is totally enjoying playing this stuff and revisiting his old solos. With the addition of Phil and Erik we have become a powerhouse again.”

Phil Soussan, who is the heir to the late Jimmy Bain’s place in the band, says: “It is such a thrill to be playing with LAST IN LINE. Jimmy and I were not only bass players in ‘sister’ bands but also longtime friends. I am proud to be able to do him justice and to pay tribute to his legacy. In fact we are all friends and former bandmates. Vinny keeps me on ‘10’ and we bring the thunder.  It is an honor to finally share a stage with Vivian and to reunite with Andrew who is ‘the real deal’ and Erik who brings so much texture to the music. The band just feels so right ...and heavy!”

Keyboard Virtuoso, Erik Norlander also weighs in: "Vinny and Phil are an absolutely thunderous rhythm section that is truly genre defining! It’s so great to be playing with them again. Andrew is an unstoppable powerhouse vocalist and an amazing frontman. We always feel so confident going on stage with him. And, Vivian leads the charge of this mighty brigade with his unfathomably heavy virtuoso guitar work. It’s a thrill to weave my keyboard parts around his iconic riffs.”

The LAST IN LINE project has been especially significant to Vivian Campbell, who has been playing to enthusiastic audiences on tour with both DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE while battling cancer. He says, "I'm pleased to report that my cancer treatments are going as well as I could hope for and that my ability to continue my work during this difficult time has given me even greater purpose in both life and work. It's been an absolute pleasure to re-connect with my old friends and our past musical legacy and to build upon that with Andrew on the ‘Heavy Crown’ album.”

Campbell adds, “Losing Jimmy was a very bitter blow for all of us, but we will continue to honor him through performing the music he created. Jimmy would very much approve of his old friend Phil Soussan joining us to help make this happen and the addition of Erik Norlander on keys elevates the band to new musical heights. I find tremendous joy in each and every note that we play together."

VIP Packages can be purchased at the band’s official website. They include: Meet and Greet with Last In Line, VIP Souvenir Laminate, Guitar Pic Set, Group Picture with the band, Personal items autographed and Autographed Band Photo

Official Website: http://www.lastinlineofficial.com/
Tour Video Link: https://youtu.be/BdyYnpFcVfA

 

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Wed
31
Aug

TATE, OWENS & BAYLEY From Touring Combo TRINITY

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ROCK FRONT MAN GEOFF TATE OF OPERATION: MINDCRIME AND FORMERLY OF QUEENSRYCHE
TO BE JOINED ON TOUR BY FORMER JUDAS PRIEST SINGER TIM "RIPPER" OWENS AND FORMER
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BLAZE BAYLEY AS THE THREE VOCALISTS COME TOGETHER AS "TRINITY"
FOR SELECT TOUR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER
 
Come November, heavy metal fans in at least eight east coast cities will be in for a night full of hell-raising fun as three of the genre's finest vocalists -- Geoff Tate, Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley -- will be performing the hits from their respective bands on stage together for what is hoped to be just the beginning of several dates over the next few months.
 
Geoff Tate, who's Operation: Mindcrime will be releasing their second CD of a trilogy in September titled, Resurrection, states that the collaboration between the three first came about while recently in the studio. "We were recording a song together that will appear on the new Operation: Mindcrime album called 'Taking on the World' and immediately realized just how much fun it would be if we went out and did a couple of dates together. We want to give fans a great selection of hits and rarities along with songs we just enjoy performing... and the Trinity tour was born!"
 
The three vocalists will be backed by the same group of excellent musicians throughout the evening in a show that promises to be loaded with memorable metal for the music masses to enjoy.
 
Fans can expect to hear such songs as "Empire," "I Don't Believe in Love," "Eyes of a Stranger," "Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Burn in Hell," "Man on the Edge," "The Number of the Beast" and "Run to the Hills" among others.
 
During his illustrious career, Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. In September of 2015, his new band, Operation: Mindcrime released its debut effort titled, The Key, which examined what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel and could essentially change the human condition... for better or for release. The band successfully toured for months in support of the project and looks forward to their forthcoming release, Resurrection (via Frontiers Music Srl), this September.
 
Tim "Ripper" Owens first gained worldwide attention and acclaim when he joined Judas Priest as their lead singer in 1996. During his stint with Judas Priest, he recorded two studio albums and two live albums. The song "Bullet Train" -- which featured his incredible vocals -- was nominated for a Grammy award in 1999 in the category of Best Metal Performance. He subsequently went on to join Iced Earth and currently performs with such bands as Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.
 
Blaze Bayley joined Iron Maiden in 1993 after the departure of Bruce Dickinson and remained the band's singer until Dickinson's return in 1999. Bayley, who had started his career in the mid-80's as the vocalist of Wolfsbane, recorded two albums with Iron Maiden before starting his own band, Blaze. In May of 2000, the band would release their debut album titled, Silicon Messiah, and would go on to put out two other albums. In more recent years, he's concentrated on solo projects.
 
Geoff Tate, Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley... not one, not two, but all three!
 
Three of the most well-respected metal singers from three of the most well-respected metal bands, together on stage in November!
 
Tickets for all eight confirmed shows (see below) are now on sale.
 
Trinity Tour 2016 - Confirmed Tour Dates*
 
November
Friday, November 18 - The Montage Music Hall in Rochester, New York
Saturday, November 19 - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, New York
Sunday, November 20 - Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 22 - The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, November 23 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York
Friday, November 25 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire
Saturday, November 26 - Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland
Sunday, November 27 - BB Kings in New York, New York

*Additional dates expected be added.

www.operationmindcrime.com

Tim "Ripper" Owens Official Website - www.timripperowens.com
Blaze Bayley Official Website - www.blazebayley.net
 
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Tue
30
Aug

SAMBORA & ORIANTHI Touring Australia in September

From: News.com.au:
 
RICHIE Sambora and girlfriend Orianthi will tour Australia together next month.
 
The pair, who perform as RSO, will play songs from Sambora’s time in Bon Jovi as well as his solo material.
The show will also feature acts Orianthi has played guitar for, including Michael Jackson’s Black or White and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out.
 
Sambora and Orianthi, who have dated for over two years, will also showcase an upcoming collaborative album.
Earlier this year Sambora said of the album,‘‘It’s basically Sonny and Cher on steroids. We looked back on our career and saw the different styles of music that we did and, when you make a record, obviously, you have to own it.
“After 40 years in this business I know if we owned it or not. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.’’
 
Orianthi and Richie Sambora have dated for more than two years. Picture: Bianca De Marchi.
Picture: Bianca De Marchi.Source:News Corp Australia
 
Born in Adelaide, Orianthi has performed with Santana, Steve Tyler, Dave Stewart and was inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame last year - by Sambora.
Her solo single According To You was an ARIA Top 10 hit and Billboard Top and she’s released three solo albums: Violet Journey, Believe and Heaven In This Hell. On her last solo visit to Australia she sold out the Governor Hindmarsh in her home town.
 
Friday, 23rd September 2016
Metro City, Perth
Tickets: Ticketek
 
Monday, 26th September 2016
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketek
 
Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketek
 
Thursday, 29th September 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek
 
Friday, 30th September 2016
Eaton Hills, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketek
 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

MRF vs RocknSkull event Headliner STEPHEN PEARCY & Special Guests!

 
ROCKNSKULL vs MELODICROCKFEST 2016 is happening this October in the Chicago area. The poster says it all....or does it?
 
"RNS is working on something very special for the fans of this music we all love! Sunday's headliner is Stephen Pearcy with special guests!
Earlier we announced Juan Croucier joining SEP, how about we add another special guest, guitarist Carlos Cavazo! Are you excited yet?!??
Grab your tickets now!! 
 
 

Rock N Skull meets MRF5 - Oct 28-30, 2016

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE (Full show and ticket/VIP info): https://www.facebook.com/events/949919568404706/
 
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2015
 
Thu
21
Jul

THUNDER Announce First Ever Australian Dates

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Look Out Aussie, Here We Come!
Yes yes it’s true. 
It’s only taken us 28 years to get there, but in March 2017, we will play our first ever shows in Australia..
Yes yes it’s true.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, and there's a pre-sale happening on Wednesday too. All ticket links will be posted here:WWW.MJRPRESENTS.COM/THUNDER
In the meantime the venues and dates are below.
We really can’t say any more, we are way too excited..
Yes yes it’s true..
BCDH&L
Tuesday 7th March - Factory, Sydney NSW
Wednesday 8th March - Corner, Melbourne VIC
Friday 10th March - Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 11th March - Capitol, Perth WA

 

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Thu
21
Jul

SCORPIONS Announce Oz Live Debut

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German heavy rock icons, SCORPIONS, will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to Melbourne for their first-ever Australian show.
In 1988, the Hanoverian pioneers were the first Western rock band to play five consecutive sold-out shows in then Soviet Leningrad. Returning the following year to play the Moscow Music Peace festival, Scorpions ultimately conquered Russia, inspiring frontman Klaus Meine to write the track that became a theme song to the Iron Curtain’s final fall: ‘Wind of Change’.
Travelling to Australia for the first time in the 50-year history of the band, Scorpions will play their debut Australian show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Tuesday October 18.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from midday Tuesday, July 26 until midday Thursday, July 28. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
Tickets for this special event will go on sale at 10am Friday, July 29. 
Full tour info: http://bit.ly/2a9MZ2Y
RSVP & stay up to date with all the tour news here: http://bit.ly/29VPiDu
TOUR DATE: 
PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE - TUESDAY OCTOBER 18
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Mon
27
Jun

NIKOLO KOTZEV Brings Nostadamus To Life - Live in Bulgaria

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Fifteen years after the "Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus" CD release, the author Nikolo Kotzev is staging a World premiere of the work in his home country Bulgaria. The anniversary coincides also with the 450th anniversary of the death of the French prophet Michel de Nostradamus.
 
The world premiere of the work will be on November 18th and 19th, 2016 in the hall of the State Opera - Rousse, Bulgaria, in conjunction with Maestro Nayden Todorov. The rock opera Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus was released on double CD in 2001 and reaped glowing reviews in the international press. The album sold over 50,000 copies on several continents.
 
Between the original participants were names like Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Alannah Myles, Doogie White, Jorn Lande and Goran Edman. The rhythm section was taken care of by musicians from Europe - Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven.
Bulgarian audience will have the unique opportunity to attend the premiere of a work, which some critics called "a milestone in the genre."
 
Cast or characters:

Alexander Atanasov (Bulgaria) - Nostradamus
Stars Keremidchiev (Bulgaria) - Inquisitor
Amalia Nenova (Bulgaria) - Anne Gemelle
Bjorn Lodin (Sweden)  - Storyteller
Thomas Vikstrom (Sweden)  - Soldier / Ghost
Mehmet Kaya (Turkey)  - King Henry II
Blanca Nizic (Sweden)  - Catherine De Medici
 
The actor Nencho Balabanov will be a narrator.
 
Nikolo's rock band KIKIMORA will be onstage too, including two guest musicians:
Nikolo Kotzev - guitars
Plamen Chepanov - guitars
Anthony Georgiev - keyboards
Radoslav Todorov - keyboards
Nikolay Todorov - drums
Nikolai Tsvetkov - bass

The State Opera - Rousse will contribute with orchestra, choir, ballet, choreography, costumes and more.
Director of the play will be Orlin Dyakov, conductor - Nayden Todorov, scenographer - Ivan Ivanov - Johani and musical director will be Nikolo Kotzev.

Promoter of the event is the Foundation Beehive.
 
Future news for the premiere will be published on the official Facebook page of the project:
https://www.facebook.com/Nikolo-Kotzevs-Nostradamus-The-Rock-Opera-62808...

 
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Fri
17
Jun

ROCKINGHAM 2016 On Sale Now

 
STANDING ON TOP OF THE ROCK-INGHAM
 
Press Release: "Hey we're back, I heard you missed us? A different venue, less bands but no dip in quality is what Rockingham is offering this year. After last year’s successful weekend, plans were put in motion to deliver more of the same AOR goodness as organizer, Dave Herron, explains, “Following on from the incredible feedback from our 2015 event we have decided to make Rockingham a more permanent part of the UK festival scene.”
 
It’s all set to take place over the weekend of the 21st to 23rd of October, at Nottingham’s Trent University – a mere stones throw from last year’s venue.
With the likes of Trixter, Steelheart and Kevin Chalfant headlining over the three days, a stellar line up has been added to augment an already impressive top of the bill. 
At least five of these acts have never played in the UK before, with the likes of Lionheart and Lee Aaron having never set foot on a UK stage since the eighties. 
With the new blood being ably represented by the likes of Art Nation, Blood Red Saints, Angels Or Kings and Stone Broken, Rockingham is covering all the bases. 
This promises to be a wonderful weekend of AOR
 
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Kevin Chalfant
So where do you start with Mr. Chalfant? That he should have got the job in Journey, possibly. Or that he recorded one of the finest AOR albums of the nineties with the Storm, maybe. Perhaps we should just say that he possesses one of the finest AOR voices to ever grace the genre, so you can expect a set stuffed to the brim with quality moments from a distinguished career.
 
Jean Beauvoir
Now here's a man that could possibly be one of the coolest to ever strap on a guitar. His tenure with Crown Of Thorns is legendary, their debut being one of the finest albums he's appeared on. Having worked with Kiss, The Plasmatics and Little Steven amongst many others, he's guaranteed to get everybody on their feet. Are you ready?
 
Blood Red Saints
Having delivered one of the finest debuts of last year, Blood Red Saints will need no introduction. Gigs with the likes of Romeo's Daughter and Hand Of Dimes have shown them to be capable of delivering live what they put down in the studio. With a collective pool of talent that has seen them appear with the likes of Sam Thunder, Angels Or Kings, Gary Hughes, In Faith , The Shock, Lost Weekend and Newman, the Saints are the pride of the U.K.
 
The Poodles
Canine capers from Jakob Samuel and company is always a good way to spend your afternoon. Over the years they've produced several quality moments, garnering plaudits from far and wide. This is Scandinavian AOR at its most bombastic and fierce, so bring a muzzle as this dog bites.
 
Art Nation
Formed from the ashes of Diamond Dawn, Art Nation released one of the finest albums from last year, which saw critics liken them to a junior version of H.E.A.T. It's not gone unnoticed as Music giants Gain have recently snapped them up for a lucrative deal. So expect a highly charged set of fist pumping, anthemic AOR.
 
Lionheart
This was a shock addition to the bill, but a very welcome one. Having dispensed one of the finest UK pomp rock albums of the eighties, Lionheart toured with the likes of Def Leppard to rave reviews. Their brand of AOR is laced with luscious harmonies, biting guitars and surging keyboards. With ex Iron Maiden alumni, Derek Stratton, at the helm, the results should be breathtaking.
 
The Defiants
Let's cut to the chase here, the Defiants have made one of the best albums of this year pure and simple. Then again what did you expect from people that have plied their trade in Danger Danger, a band that are not shy of a hook or three. Between them, Bruno Ravel, Rob Marcello and Paul Laine have knocked it out of the park. Their recent performance in Milan is spoken of in hushed, revered tones, a true 'I was there moment'. Theirs is the sound of the eighties, amplified and cranked to eleven. Party on, dudes.
 
Trixter
Next to the Defiants, Trixter are another band born out of the eighties hair metal boom. Their brace of albums were lauded from far and wide, giving them gold records and stateside tours with the likes of Stryper and Kiss. Having reunited in 2008, they've since released two new albums, playing several prestigious gigs along the way. Another band that tore Milan apart, they're guaranteed to give it to you good.
 
Crazy Lixx
Bringing the Glam to Rockingham, Crazy Lixx will be riding into town on the back of several well received albums. This year’s live album is the perfect starting point to help you understand what the Lixx are all about. They'll push the button marked instant party, so get ready for these Revlon rebels to bring the mascara mayhem.
 
Stone Broken
A hot hard rock band from Walsall, surely some mistake? Nope, Stone Broken has gifted the world a hard hitting debut that has seen the plaudits arriving their way by the truckload. For most they'll be an unknown quantity, but after this weekend they've the potential to be everybody's favourite new band.
 
From The Fire
After a fabulous sophomore album, albeit twenty years later, and a wonderful debut UK performance in the same year, From The Fire were once again the band on all AORsters lips. Led by the core trio of J.D. Kelly, Tommy Lafferty and Michael Sciotto, From The Fire are an old school AOR fans wet dream. They were a little ring rusty last time out in the UK, this time they'll return like champion prize fighters.
 
Lee Aaron
The Metal Queen back in the UK for the first time since the eighties is enough to make you dust of those old red spandex pants in honour of the fact. The Canadian chanteuse will stir the loins of every red blooded male, and female, with a rollicking dose of maple leaf mayhem. An award winning artist, Aaron is another coup for Rockingham.
 
Alessandro Del Vecchio Band
The little man with the big voice, Alessandro Del Vecchio should be no stranger to AOR fans the world over. He's appeared with the likes of Jim Peterik, Mitch Malloy and Axe amongst many others. With Nigel Bailey helping out, this could be one of the surprise packages of the weekend.
 
Angels Or Kings
Born in the eighties, this critically acclaimed UK AOR band were resurrected in the new millennium, releasing an album that generated rave reviews the world over. Currently preparing their sophomore release, the Kings will be one of the most eagerly anticipated bands of the weekend.
 
Steelheart
Fronted by Miljenko Matijevic, Steelheart were MTV darlings, an admittedly brief tenure with the media giant, before Grunge swept all before it. Releasing a brace of albums at the peak of their popularity, they were a chart bothering behemoth whose candle was snuffed out all too early. Sporadic activity over the years has seen Matjevic as the sole remaining member. These boys have set the excitement factor to eleven, so get ready to stand up and shout.
 
Fortune
A bucket list moment for an awful lot of AORsters, this promises to be an unmissable set. With Richard Fortune, Larry Greene and Mick Fortune on board, you can expect their debut album to be played in almost its entirety. Don't be surprised if the roof is lifted when the likes of "Dearborn Station" and "Thrill Of It All" are played, this promises to be a keyboard fans dream gig.
 
Martina Edoff
Returning to the UK for the second time this year, Martina Edoff's brand of highly energized hard rock will set the afternoon alight. With a band that includes members of Skintrade, Last Autumn’s Dream and H.E.A.T, they've the pedigree to make sure a blistering set of hard rock is on the menu.
 
Valentine
Returning after his show stealing performance at the inaugural Rockingham festival, Robby Valentine is sure to be one of the most grandiose sets of the entire weekend. The pomp factor will be high and the keyboard quota off the scale, making this a symphonic delight for all in attendance.
 
I think you’ll all agree that Rockingham Festivals AOR credentials have been fully endorsed by having such an array of talent on show. Fans and ticket buyers would also be wise to watch out for announcements of official pre and after shows in the coming months via the festivals Facebook page. 
 
TICKETING DETAILS AREAVAILABLE FROM: www.rockinghamlive.com
 
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FrontiersMetalFest 2016 - PRIMAL FEAR, DGM, VANDEN PLAS

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the first edition of the Frontiers Metal Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 30th at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.
 
After the success of the first three editions of the Frontiers Rock Festival, the Italy based label decided to create a spin-off event to highlight the incredible talent of the heavier bands on the roster. The bill is made up of seven international and Italy based bands, all of whom will please fans of the power and progressive metal genres.
 
TRICK OR TREAT will kick off the festival, playing songs from their awesome new record, “Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2,” which will be released on July 8th. Spanish metallers Lords Of Black, featuring new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero Official Site, will follow with their exciting mixture of classic heavy metal combined with power and prog metal. From there, DGM, an Italian band, who will release their highly anticipated eighth album, “The Passage” on August 26th, will take the stage and show of their incredible progressive metal stylings.
 
With no rest for the wicked, Italian symphonic metallers Secret Sphere will take the stage, spearheaded by the fabulous singer Michele Luppi, now keyboardist and background singer in Whitesnake. The Festival will continue on with a theatrical approach – Prog and Symphonic – from the magnificent German band Vanden Plas Official. Their live return to Italy is certainly one of the most anticipated events of the day.
 
The two headliners will be: Labyrinth – a new Frontiers signing, recently finalized – one of the most successful Italian metal bands of all time, which will see the return of singer Roberto Tiranti to the line-up, who will offer a live rendition of their classic masterpiece “Return to Heaven Denied” from start to finish, in addition to some of the most acclaimed songs from their storied catalog. The last slot of the evening could not have been left to anyone else other than Germany's mighty Primal Fear, one of the most successful metal bands around, fresh off the successful, chartbusting album “Unbreakable,” which charted in their home country of Germany, as well as in the United States and many other countries around the world.
 
Doors will open at 14.00 hrs. Early bird tickets, available until June 30th, will cost 31.00 EURO. Then the price will go up to 35.00 EURO until the day of the Festival. Tickets purchased on the show day will cost 39.00 EURO.
 
Metalheads all over Europe – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!
 
 
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06
Jun

JOE LYNN TURNER Takes On Bulgaria

 
Legendary Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Ex-Rainbow, Deep Purple) to Perform at Major Festivals in Bulgaria
 
Joe Lynn Turner continues to be a beloved musical force in Bulgaria. Having made many appearances at major
events and on television, including The “X Factor,” he is looking forward to returning to Bulgaria this summer. July 17,
he will play the Art is: charity event in Montana and on July 18, he will travel to Troyan for the Rock Academy
Turner has always been committed to helping out many charitable organizations. He is especially passionate about
the National Commission for Combating Traffic of Human Beings, the foundation that will benefit from the 5th
Anniversary of the Art is festival. This organization is dedicated to the cause of combatting the sale of
children/women in the region and all over the world. Turner is devoted to helping this cause as he believes that such
criminal activity is unacceptable and is absolutely contrary to human rights. He wants to bring awareness to this cause
with the hope that more young people will learn how to protect themselves from such criminal attempts. The theme
for the Art is: festival will be, The Children of Montana together on the stage with Joe Lynn Turner.
 
This free event is organized by Nelian Nikolova. The show starts at 6pm, July 17, at the Main Square of Montana-
Jeravica Stage. Turner’s performance begins at 9pm.
National Commission for Combating Traffic of Human Beings:
 
Municipality of Montana:
 
Troyan is located in northern Bulgaria in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, founded as an ancient Thracian
settlement in the road that connects South Bulgaria with North Bulgaria. The Troyan region is a preferred destination
for those interested in hot springs and is also the access point to the Central Balkan National Park, where there are
many hiking trails.. The Rock Academy event takes place at 8:30pm, July 18, in the Main Square.
 
Turner always cherishes his time in Bulgaria. He says, I can’t even tell you how many times that I have been here.
The people are amazing, they love rock’n’roll, they are passionate. They are great people in their soul, they are
wonderful! I am so thankful for the people of Bulgaria and the opportunity to perform here.
 
Joe Lynn Turner “Biography-in Brief”:
In a career spans over 70 album credits, Turner (JLT) is best remembered for his work with Ritchie Blackmore in
Rainbow and Deep Purple. When Blackmore decided to focus on expanding Rainbow's audience, he employed JLT.
Turner's talent for writing radio-friendly rock hits, combined with his stage appeal, vocal range and ability to sing a
variety of songs, helped catapult Rainbow to a higher level of commercial success. In the late 80s, he revived the
career of another guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen. In 1990, he reunited with Blackmore and joined Deep Purple.
Fans continue to demand to hear his distinctive, soulful, bluesy rock voice and he’s never stopped writing, recording
or performing. His discography features over ten solo CDs and a bevy of lead vocal work on several other projects.
Turner has toured, recorded and performed with a diverse array of artists including Billy Joel, Cher, ACDC's Brian
Johnson, Mick Jones (Foreigner), Michael Bolton, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and more.
 
His latest CD release is SUNSTORM “Edge of Tomorrow.” SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner's successful AOR/melodic
rock project, something that came about for the first time in 2006 when Frontiers Records’ president Serafino
Perugino, wanted to dig up some unreleased gems that Turner wrote during the late '80s and early '90s. He recently
traveled to Vikos Gorge in northern Greece to film a spectacular video for the title track from the new CD.
 
Joe Lynn Turner on The X Factor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsmGvgSTDg
 
Joe Lynn Turner's Official Website: www.joelynnturner.com
 
Joe Lynn Turner’s “Edge of Tomorrow” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn6gDAlXhqA
 
Official Bulgarian Fan Tribute Site: http://joelynnturnerbg.org

 

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