Tour News


Sweet Sounds Rockfest 4 Featuring SHOOTING STAR, STRIKEFORCE

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sweet Sounds Music and Z-95 The Bone presents Sweet Sounds Rockfest 4" @ The Rodgers Theatre on Saturday September 27th 2014 in Poplar Bluff Missouri!
Featuring Shooting Star, Strikeforce, Drivin Rain, and Damnation Alley with special guest MC. All ages admitted! General seating!
Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking on and then click on poster.
Merchandise/plus meet and greet! Come early - will be a memorable evening!


Thursday, July 10, 2014




$20.00 (Doors at 2.00pm)


$20.00 (Doors at 11.30am)

(Late Nite Set)


$20.00 (Doors at 2.00pm)



$20.00 (Doors at 11.30am)




THE RADIO SUN - Oz Album Launch This Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014
Australian melodic rockers The Radio Sun will launch their debut album 'Wrong Things Right' this Friday 25th July at The Portland Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
Mixed by Paul Laine (solo, ex Danger Danger, Dark Horse) the band will be on stage early - 9pm sharp!
T-Shirts and CDs will be available on the night. Doors open at 8pm and entry is $10 at the door. Wrong Things Right can be ordered online at
The Radio Sun will also be appearing at Melodic Rock Fest 4 in Chicago, U.S.A. on October 3rd and with the Paul Laine band on October 4th. 2014.

VEGA UK Tour Dates

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The picture says it all....


New LILLIAN AXE Tour Dates

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Lillian Axe have confirmed the following tour dates.

8/23. New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
9/12. Corpus Christi @ Theo's Billiards
9/13. Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
9/14. San Leon, TX @ The 18th Street Pier
9/27. Melbourne, FL @ 80's in the Park Festival

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame members, Lillian Axe, thirteenth album, the acoustic live, One Night in the Temple, produced by Steve Blaze, is available now.
Performed acoustically in an intimate setting housed in a Masonic Temple in the Bayou, with their most diehard fans, One Night in the Temple, features all their hits including, True Believer, Show A Little Love, Crucified, Misery Loves Company, Ghost of Winter, The Great Divide, Bow Your Head, Waters Rising and the crowd favorite Nobody Knows.
Lillian Axe founder Steve Blaze reflects; ' when I first had the idea of putting this show together, it was originally going to be a private 20 person show with acoustic guitars, vocals and no production, however, it took on a life of its own.'
One Night in the Temple; will be released as 3 disc set (2CDs/1DVD and 2CDs/1Blu-Ray), housed in an elaborate digipack. Filmed in high definition, the Blu-Ray and DVD will contain the acoustic performance, fan question and answer session, videos for the songs Caged In and Death Comes Tomorrow, live concert footage from their July 4, 2013 performance at the Paragon Casino and behind the scenes footage.

Disc 1: Waters Rising, Death Comes Tomorrow, Ghost of Winter, See You Someday, The Great Divide, Nocturnal Symphony, Sad Day On Planet Earth, Bow Your Head, Show A Little Love and Misery Loves Company.

Disc 2: Crucified, The World Stopped Turning, Dyin' to Live (Shades of Blue), Until The End Of The World, The Day I Met You, The Promised Land, Nobody Knows, My Apologies, True Believer
and Nobody Knows (Crowd Version).
Lillian Axe is Brian Jones (lead vocals), Steve Blaze (guitar and vocals), Sam Poitevent (guitar and vocals), Eric Morris (bass guitar) and Ken Koudelka (drums).


Original Anthrax Vocalist, Neil Turbin & Band to Perform 'Fist Full Of Metal'

Monday, July 14, 2014
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Fistful Of Metal," original Anthrax vocalist, Neil Turbin and his band, DeathRiders will be performing the entire album on their upcoming European Tour. The tour runs July 19-24, 2014.
July 14, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA. -- DeathRiders, featuring Original Anthrax Singer, Neil Turbin (Bleed The Hunger, x-Anthrax), will be storming through Europe to celebrate “Fistful Of Metal Alive” 30 Years Anniversary. The team features: Gert Nijboer (Highway Chile) - Guitars, Hans I’nt Zandt (Praying Mantis), Conrad Hultermans (X-TinXion) - Guitars, Kornee Kleefman (Krossbreed) – Bass. The European tour runs from July 19th-24th, 2014.
Neil Turbin and company will be playing the entire Fistful Of Metal album and songs from Armed And Dangerous, not played live by Neil since 1984.  Neil co-wrote and sang on Fistful Of Metal and co-authored most songs on Armed And Dangerous, and a couple songs on Spreading The Disease, which he performed live with Anthrax on their first North American/US Attack Tour ‘84.
The European tour kicks off at Dynamo in Netherlands on 19/7/2014, and it also features DeathRiders at Headbangers Open Air 24/7/2014, in Brande Hörnerkirchen, DE, and additionally on the HOA warm up show on 23/7/2014, at Lauschbar in Itzehoe, DE.  The band will also be playing tour dates in Middelburg, NL, Bergen op Zoom, NL and Breda, NL.  
DeathRiders is recording their debut album “The Metal Beast” with Neil Turbin (Bleed The Hunger, x-Anthrax) – Vocals, Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed The Hunger, Treasure Land) – Guitars, Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Nelson) – Guitars, Matt Thompson (King Diamond, Shaolin Death Squad) – Drums.  For more information, visit

DeathRiders "Fistful Of Metal Alive" 30 Years Anniversary Europe Tour Dates 2014:           
19/7/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL                                                                          
20/7/2014 Sound Dog - Breda, NL                                                                                
21/7/2014 Café Die Twee – Bergen op Zoom, NL                                                                
22/7/2014 Bar American – Middelburg, NL                                                                
23/7/2014 Lauschbar – Itzehoe, DE (Headbangers Open Air Warm-up Show)                    
24/7/2014 Headbangers Open Air Festival – Brande Hörnerkirchen, DE

FOREIGNER - The Best of Foreigner 4 and More, Live Atlantic City

Friday, July 11, 2014
The Best of Foreigner 4 and More at the Music Box Oct. 3rd and 4th

Foreigner will perform a 2 evening special concert dubbed The Best of Foreigner 4 and More at the Music Box at the Borgata in Atlantic City October 3rd and 4th! The special event will pay tribute to their 1981 #1 smash album, 4, which unleashed hits such as 'Juke Box Hero', 'Urgent' and 'Waiting for a Girl Like You'! Holding the #1 position on the Billboard album chart for a total of 10 weeks, 4 eventually sold over seven million copies in the United States alone.

A special Facebook pre-sale begins July 8 at 10:00am EDT through July 10 at 10:00pm EDT. 

Presale code: Urgent4

General on-sale begins Friday, July 11 at 10am:
Oct 3                  Oct 4



Wednesday, July 9, 2014


New York, NY (July 8, 2014) - Deep Purple, fresh off a European tour to support their 19th studio album NOW What?!, is heading stateside for a North American trek! The tour kicks off August 4 in Scottsdale, AZ (all tour dates below).
NOW What?! was originally released in North America in April 2013 via earMusic / Eagle Rock Entertainment. The album marked the next great chapter in the band's 40+ year career, blending the classic 70s Deep Purple spirit with modern production and a progressive mindset. Having reached #1 in Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Austria, charting Top 5 in 7 countries and Top 10 in 10 countries, not to mention hitting the British Top-20 for the first time in 20 years, Deep Purple celebrated with the release of NOW What?! Gold Edition earlier this year, which included additional songs and a live bonus disc.
In anticipation of their return to North America, Deep Purple will release their next single to radio: 'All The Time In The World.'
Blazing off the success of NOW What?!, Deep Purple is ready to bring the sizzle to the States this summer!
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Deep Purple US / CANADA Dates:

08/04/14    Scottsdale, AZ                  Talking Stick Casino         8:00pm
08/05/14     Ventura, CA                      Ventura County Fair       8:00pm
08/06/14    Costa Mesa, CA               Orange County Fair          8:00pm
08/08/14    Lincoln, CA                       Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre          8:00pm
08/09/14    Roseburg, OR                   Douglas County Fair          8:00pm
08/10/14     Snoqualmie, WA             Snoqualmie Casino             8:00pm
08/13/14     Saratoga, CA                     Mountain Winery               8:00pm
08/14/14     Valley Center, CA             Harrah's Rincon Casino Event Center           8:00pm
08/15/14     Las Vegas, NV                  Fremont St. Downtown    8:00pm
08/16/14     Wendover, NV                   Peppermill Casino Concert Hall           8:00pm
08/20/14    Elgin, IL                             Festival Park                       8:00pm
08/21/14     Windsor, ON                     Caesars Casino                    8:00pm
08/22/14    Rama, ON                          Casino Rama                       8:00pm
08/24/14    Morristown, NJ                  Mayo PAC                            8:00pm
08/25/14     Englewood, NJ                  Bergen PAC                         8:00pm
08/26/14    Westbury, NY                     NYCB Theatre at Westbury           8:00pm
08/29/14    Biloxi, MS                          Hard Rock Casino              8:00pm
08/30/14    Orlando, FL                        Hard Rock Live                    8:00pm
08/31/14     Hollywood, FL                  Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena  8:00PM



Wednesday, July 9, 2014
With a heavy heart I must announce some major changes to the MelodicRock Fest 4 event.
Those that know me know that I’m an honest, straight talking person, so in keeping with that, I’m not going to BS anyone or try and spin this any other way.
The facts are that ticket sales for MRF4 have been extremely disappointing. I take full responsibility for that and will take the time to consider the various reasons for that.
I believed 100% in the line-up that was presented to all, giving die-hard fans the opportunity to see many names otherwise not possible. But, it just hasn’t been a good enough response to allow the festival to go on as announced. As stated, I take full, humble responsibility for that.
I know there are some that will delight in this news and have a field day with it. Let their response to the news reveal their true character.
I will use this test of my character to make an impossible situation workable as best as humanly possible.
The idea of cancelling this event outright was not an option in my mind. That would have been the easier option I’m sure, but with many booked to travel I could never do that. Instead  I’d rather try and salvage an event worthy of keeping the MRF name and spirit. 
I have spent several days talking with artists, the venue and everyone involved and believe that we have a plan to move forward with. It’s a plan that keeps the integrity of the original event and I think still delivers in the face of adversity.

The event is now planned to be 2 full days instead of 3. With great regret, the Sunday portion on the weekend must be cancelled and several bands removed from the line-up. Friday and Saturday will be longer to compensate.

I'm extremely sorry to have to bring this news to you. To lose one band from the event hurts, but several for this reason really stings.
At the same time as all this has been going on, there has been ongoing problems with the all-star project Lost Angeles. To put it simply, that project is no longer and therefore they will not appear at the event. See below for a statement from Eric Ragno.
But all is not lost, Eric will still be at the event with Stan Bush and Talon and we’ve decided to bring the marvellous Gary Moon along for the ride, so he could pop up just about anywhere all weekend.
I originally planned for The Poodles to swap from Sunday to Saturday, which they wanted to do, but a prior gig booking in Sweden will prevent that from happening. It is with deep sadness that the guys declare that despite attempts to change that booking, they cannot make MRF. 

The 100% double-confirmed and definite revised line-up for the 2-day MRF4 event will be:
7th Heaven
Stan Bush
Work Of Art
Johnny Lima
Grand Design
Maxx Explosion
Madman's Lullaby
The Radio Sun
Mitch Malloy
Heaven’s Edge
Tango Down
Paul Laine
Bombay Black
House Of Shakira
Sadly also removed from the event are: LRS, Degreed, Shooting Star, Crossing Rubicon, Loud Lion and Romeo Riot. All artists have been very understanding and supportive and I thank them for being a part of the original event.
Ticketing Changes:
With the MRF weekend now missing a Sunday schedule, a number of changes have been made to ticketing.
All current ticket holders have been emailed and offered full refunds if so desired.
GA tickets which were priced at $65 will now be reduced to just $20. Those with tickets for Sunday can get a full refund or use their ticket for either Friday or Saturday or both days if so desired.
No further 3-day tickets and VIP Passes are being sold. Those holding those tickets have been emailed with information on some additional perks.
To everyone that has purchased tickets this event is taking place because of YOU.
I am hugely disappointed that a greater number of people haven’t seen MRF in the same light as myself and those involved in the show and those with tickets already.
This is a tough blow to deal with, but once again I thank those that do support, MRR, the artists, this crazy business and this show and other MRF events in the past.
Eric Ragno: “We received word tonight that due to scheduling and family medical issues, both Paul Sabu & Jesse Damon will be unable to perform at the Melodic Rock Fest.  I'm genuinely stunned - we had our first rehearsal scheduled for this week, we locked down a great drummer and the set list was just finalized.  Sadly, it's not meant to be.
I've played every MR Fest and several Firefests (usually with multiple acts), and I know what a disappointment it is when a band has to withdraw.  I've never experienced it this way until now, and honestly it just sucks.  On behalf of the band I offer my sincerest apologies to all of you, and especially to Andrew.  Lost Angeles was assembled specifically for the Melodic Rock Fest, where we planned to release our debut.  No Fest = No Lost Angeles.  Sorry gang...we gave it a good shot.
I would like to give special kudos to Gary Moon (Night Ranger) for stepping in and putting forth all of his positive energy - he's an incredible talent and a great friend, and I know that will continue on.  Gary was especially excited to be performing for all of you, and we will have to make that happen next time around.
That being said, I look forward to seeing you all at MRF where I will still be performing with Stan Bush, and my friends in Talon.  Come rock with us, won't you?”

Any questions or enquiries, let me know anytime.
Thanks as always,


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Australian melodic heavy metal band Black Majesty will play a special one off show on Saturday 5th of July in Seoul, Korea part of the Summer Rock Festival and another show on Wednesday 9th of July at Namba - Rockets Venue in Osaka, Japan. Black Majesty are also currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth studio album which is again being mixed by Masterplan's Roland Grapow. The new album is scheduled for a late 2014 release.

BLACK MAJESTY - new album out soon.



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have confirmed more dates for their recently-announced European tour, due to take place this November and December in support of the band's new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE.

The band have added a number of shows in Germany and one in the Czech Republic to the tour, which also includes dates in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and the UK.  Tickets for the newly-announced German shows go on sale this Thursday, July 3rd at

See RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jul. 31 - Notodden, Norway - Notodden Blues Festival
Aug. 01 - Andalsnes, Norway - Raumarock Festival
Aug. 02 - Ostersund, Sweden - Storsjoyran Festival
Aug. 07 - Skanderborg, Denmark - Smukfest

Nov. 09 - Frankfurt, Germany - Gibson *
Nov. 10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - Trianon
Nov. 13 - Cologne, Germany - Buergerhaus Sollwerk *
Nov. 14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 15 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Nov. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan *
Nov. 29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum *
Nov. 30 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 01 - Munich, Germany - Strom *
Dec. 03 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Dec. 04 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Dec. 05 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 3
Dec. 06 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi

Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

* = new dates

View the tour flyer at

Get RIVAL SONS' new album GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at

The album is also available now on iTunes at

Watch RIVAL SONS' new music video for the single "Open My Eyes" at

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Jones Gang and Paul Young set to Rock the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters

The Ladies European Tour is pleased to announce that a superb line-up of musical entertainment will support this year's ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters, taking place at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham from 3-6 July.

Ticket holders will not only be able to enjoy the world class golf during the championship, but after play on Saturday they will be able to enjoy a live rock concert by The Jones Gang in the tented village. The Jones Gang features members of The Who, The Faces, Small Faces, Roxy Music, Foreigner, Bad Company and Thunder ' a line up which has shaped rock history.

Singer Paul Young will be a special guest joining The Who's Kenney Jones on drums,Foreigner's Rick Wills on bass, Steve Smith on keyboard as well as singer Danny Bowesand guitarist Luke Morley from Thunder. 

'The main thing is that we have fun and we want everybody else to have fun and listen to a good band. That's what we achieved at Wentworth tremendously well. Even if people aren't watching the golf they can come in and watch the band.'Speaking ahead of their appearance at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters, Rick Wills said: 'We're really looking forward to coming to the Buckinghamshire, especially now that we've done our first golf event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. I think the setting at the Buckinghamshire is actually nicer because although the tented village at Wentworth was fantastic, it wasn't a very nice day, so hopefully the sun will be out and everybody can really have a good time. If it's a nice day people can have some entertainment, hang around, have a few drinks. It's such a lovely setting with the river and it's a superb place. When you drive in, it's like, wow!

The ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters is the flagship event of the Ladies European Tour (LET) and well as the world-class golf, there will be plenty of entertainment and activities for all the family to enjoy. Every day there will be Q&A sessions in the tented village where spectators can pose questions to sporting celebrities, free golf lessons for kids and adults in the PING Swing Zone and free face painting over the weekend. Thursday is ladies' day when you can make a date with Strictly Come Dancing's Anton du Beke while Friday will be cocktail night.

Tickets for the concert, which will take place from 7.30-9pm on Saturday, 5th July, will be on sale at the gate for '15, but anyone who has spent the day watching the golf will be able to stay on and watch the gig free of charge. At just '20 for a one day adult entry ticket, it represents fantastic value for money and children under 16 will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult ticket holder. 

Buy your tickets now at



Monday, June 30, 2014

The Winery Dogs Return To Southern California
From Joe Dolan in LA....

Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy kicked off the start of their tour with a So-Cal appearance at the Canyon Club in October of 2013 and it's been a continuous string of appearances at venues far and near since as the band has been around the world twice.  From the day the Winery Dogs CD hit the streets, fans have clamored to get a front row seat to see amazing skills of these top level artists taking the stage, and it was no different on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of June, 2014.  Ticket sales were up, lines were formed and the super group returned to Los Angeles with two shows; Friday at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills and Saturday at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills.

The debut CD by the band marked a smashing freshman release by the band, selling more than 10,000 copies in it's first week and appearing on the Billboard Top 200 chart at number 27; easily establishing the effort as an instant success.  As critics immediately referred to it as a potential one-off and side project, as each member has an individual career, the band has proven the Winery Dogs to be much more than that.

Drummer Mike Portnoy shares, 'It's important for people to know, this isn't the one time one-off side project. This is a real deal! This is a real band for the three of us.'

Since Portnoy's departure from Dream Theater after 27 years on the throne of a band he co-founded in 1985, he's put his unique brand of drumming and percussion on projects including Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic, Adrenaline Mob and Avenged Sevenfold.  As many projects are just that, projects that eventually expire, the Winery Dogs has provided an opportunity for Portnoy to truly showcase himself as a drummer, a songwriter and throughout the songs, even a vocalist.

The show has developed since their first appearance together in October 2013.  The set list offers a few new songs in the mix and keeps the performances fresh and exciting.  Throughout the night, members featured a solo on their respective instruments as well as Kotzen performing a solo acoustic song and playing the piano.  Portnoy also added a personal touch, coming down from behind the kit with a pair of sticks and playing microphone stands, the edge of the stage and assorted equipment on the front of his drum kit.

The set list was planned as follows:

01. Elevate
02. Criminal
03. We Are One
04. One More Time
05. Time Machine
06. Damaged
07. Six Feet Under
08. Hey Joe
09. The Other Side
10. You Saved Me
11. Not Hopeless
12. Doin' What The Devil Says To Do
13. My Love Is Alive
14. I'm No Angel
15. The Dying
16. Desire
17. Oblivion
18. Regret
19. Shy Boy

The band mixed around the set list and kept fans guessing with surprise and delight.

The tour continues with two more California dates up the coast in San Francisco and Oakland and over to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands before returning to the US for the East Coast leg of the tour.

For the most intimate experience available with the band, they are hosting a 4-day event called Dog Camp in Big Indian, NY from July 21st through the 25th.  Details are available on their official website.

Follow the band online, find show dates and get tickets to see them perform by visiting the following links.







Friday, June 27, 2014

Just announced Survivor 2014 UK Tour Dates:

Oct 13 - London Shepherds Bush
Oct 14 - Manchester Ritz
Oct 15 - Glasgow Garage
Oct 16 - Holmfirth Picturedome
Oct 17 - Nottingham Rock City


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heaven and Earth to Embark on a European Summer Tour

From Joe Dolan in LA:

Continuing the epic struggle of a hard rock legacy during a time of one hit wonders and the stage escapades of artists like Miley Cyrus proves the strength of well written and well performed rock music, especially when that music is Stuart Smith's Heaven and Earth.  The third installment of Smith's all-star, high energy and deeply rooted classic rock style is showcased in 2013's acclaimed release Dig, and the wave of critics' hoorahs continues to grow throughout 2014.
British guitar legend Stuart Smith was highly visible performing with the band Sweet, making appearances on stage over the years alongside friend and fellow guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore and in the studio with top draw recording artists including Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Glenn Hughes (California Breed), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple) and Tony Franklin (Blue Murder) to name a few.  On the album Dig, Smith enlisted the skills of Chuck Wright on bass (Quiet Riot), Richie Onori on drums (Sweet) and Arlan Schierbaum on keyboards (Joe Bonomassa) to record the music and he chose the most sought after voice in the LA rock scene, Joe Retta; a singer and multi-instrumentalist that has recorded and performed on stage with every major act that has played through the southwest corridor of the US.  The result is a landmark album, produced by Dave Jenkins (Metallica, Tower of Power), further establishing the dominance of Smith's songwriting power with Heaven and Earth.
The first appearance of the Dig line-up drove throngs of music fanatics and industry professionals to line the street at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood for a show packed with the insane genius of Chuck Wright's stage design, compiling a carnival-like atmosphere with an unending supply of food and drinks, onstage music performances including song stylist Dilana and joining the band for the first live installment was Ed Roth on keyboards.  The venue packed to capacity and the band immediately followed the show with a video release for the song No Money, No Love, ranking well over a quarter-million views online in just the first month.  Few bands in the genre had stirred this music interest in a release since days long gone by and Heaven and Earth was just getting started.

The band lined up a second show at the world famous Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA and released a follow-up video for the song I Don't Know What Love Is, developing a film-like trilogy portraying a story that builds from the characters in the first video release.  Like the days of old when MTV reigned as the world's strongest entertainment video channel, Heaven and Earth was recreating the magic that lured fans to the table to witness a complete package.  With an amazing album release, strong supporting video content and mind-blowing stage shows, Heaven and Earth had arrived triumphant.

In 2014 with Quiet Riot booking tour schedules bassist Chuck Wright had to make a decision, departing from Heaven and Earth to maintain the supreme bottom end of the time tested rock legends alongside Frankie Banali and drummer Richie Onori was called to his own projects that would take time out of Heaven and Earth.  Longtime friend and artist appearing on earlier releases from Heaven and Earth, Tony Franklin, would perform with the band at the Canyon Club while Smith undertook the task of replacing the original line-up with powerhouse artists capable of maintaining the originality of the band.  This came in the form of drummer Jackie Barnes (Steve Morse), keyboardist Ty Bailie (Ego Band) and bass player Lynn Sorensen (Bad Company).

'I'd come off tour and bought a new house in Los Angeles,' Ty Bailie shared.  'I put an advertisement up in a local music store offering keyboard lessons and Stuart called me.  It was a rare opportunity and I was glad to take it.'

During the week ending on Friday, June 20th, Heaven and Earth wrapped up tour rehearsals for the European Summer Tour in North Hollywood.  Music Journalist Joe Dolan was invited to witness the magic of the new line-up melding into a music machine, finalizing the stage show and getting ready to offer the UK a chance to witness what the hype is all about.  The planned dates are as follows:

June 26th Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
June 27th Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 28th Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
June 29th Sheffield, UK O2 Academy
July 1st Liverpool, UK O2 Academy
July 2nd LONDON, UK O2 Academy
July 5th Montrose Jazz Festival Music In TheThe Park
July 6th Uden, Holland De Pul ul Live
July 8th Munich, Germany The Ga Garage Deluxe
July 10th Ingolstadt, Germany Eventhallalle Westpark
July 15th Bilston, UK TheThe Robin II
July 16th Southhampton, UK 'The Brook
July 17th York, UK - Fibbers
July 18th Wakefield, UK Warehouse II
July 19th Bournemouth, UK Mr. Kyps
July 20th Aberbeeg, UK Steelhouse Rock

The set will undoubtedly feature improvised solos and rare showcases from each of the individual artists performing their passions with each of their instruments, but an inside view of some songs fans can look forward to hearing includes a number of tracks from Dig along with tracks fans know from the bands catalog.  Rehearsals included:

- No Money, No Love
- Victorious
- House of Blues
- Man and Machine
- Rock and Roll Does

and upwards of a dozen and a half songs that will create a show well over an hour in length and guaranteed to satisfy.

To learn more about the 16 planned shows, other dates as they are added and how you can purchase and own an official copy of the latest CD Dig or other albums from the band's catalog, visit the official website and follow the band on the social network at the following links.






Friday, September 19, 2014
DOORS OPEN AT 07:30 p.m.
It’s been ten years since the last time this American band played in our country. This is an ideal occasion for the band to come back, and that’s why Krea Films Producciones has decided to bring them to play an exclusive show in Spain, thus making it possible for you to enjoy the 25th anniversary of Danger Danger.
And if this is not a good enough reason, the band would like to reward their fans by playing almost all of the hits from their two first and wonderful albums: “Danger Danger” and “Screw It”.
Fun is guaranteed with one of the most energetic melodic hard rock bands in the world. You shouldn’t miss this literally unique concert.
Advance tickets: 30 EUR (plus administration costs) at
and through the Ticketmaster network.
And also, until August 1, physical advance tickets will be available in Sun Records for 28 EUR (total price).
For further information and interviews:


Wednesday, June 25, 2014
M.ILL.ION - UK Tourdates with Heaven & Earth
With seven highly critically acclaimed albums and a new prestigious worldwide deal with the U.S Management Respectable Artists under their belt Swedish melodic hardrockers M.ILL.ION hit the road in England/Scotland this week. The band return to the UK for the first time since their last visits in 2002-2004 when they toured with the likes of O/D SAXON, MICHAEL SCHENKER as well as performing on the original Firefest. The band are this time Special Guests to Heaven & Earth on their first leg of their European tour. M.ILL.ION will celebrate the 25:th Anniversary later this autumn with a new single, a new compilation album including new material + more touring. On the following dates the band will perform songs from their career so far.
Don´t miss a truelly great package of melodic rock´n roll!


JUNE 26, BIRMINGHAM (England) O2 ACADEMY2. 19:00
With Heaven & Earth

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Joe Satriani 2014 Australian Tour Dates Announced

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 19th June, 2014

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Australians, get ready to do the Satch Boogie

The tour will kick off with two shows in New Zealand, before Satch travels across Australia for a special five-city tour, kicking off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on 4th November, then traveling down the East Coast for stops in Sydney and Melbourne, before rounding off with dates in Adelaide and Perth.

With him will be his incredible band, consisting of Mike Keneally on keyboards, best known for his time with Frank Zappa and Steve Vai, bass player Bryan Beller of Dethklok and Dweezil Zappa‘s band, and finally drummer Marco Minnemann, who’s played with Adrian Belew and Steve Wilson.

This is your chance to see a world-class musician flex his chops on the live stage. All tickets go on sale 10am Friday, 27th June. The My Live Nation pre-sale kicks off at midday Monday, 23rd June and the ticket agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June. Check below for all details.


Joe Satriani Australian Tour Dates

My Live Nation pre-sale begins midday Monday, 23rd June

Ticket Agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June

General public tickets on sale 10am Friday, 27th June

Tuesday, 4th November 2014

The Tivoli, Brisbane

Tix: Via Live Nation

Thursday, 6th November 2014

State Theatre, Sydney

Tix: Via Live Nation

Saturday, 8th November 2014

Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tix: Via Live Nation

Sunday, 9th November 2014

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide

Tix: Via Live Nation

Tuesday, 11th November 2014

Astor Theatre, Perth

Tix: Via Live Nation




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