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1/15/19 Billy Idol Announces Additional 2019 Tour Dates
“Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged”! That’s the name of the new tour that will see Billy Idol and Steve Stevens performing as duo. Fans can expect intimate settings, deeper cuts and a storyteller type setting. The 16 dates start on March 3 in Vancouver, BC and end April 4 in Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are on sale to the general public on Jan. 18 and will included Meet & Greet opportunities. More info and a complete list of dates can be found here: http://billyidol.net/billy-idol-steve-stevens-turned-on-tuned-in-and-unplugged-dates-announced/
1/15/19 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Announced Tour Dates with Buddy Guy
Following the Legendary Blues Cruise in February, dates in April with Beth Hart Band, and some time entertaining fans in Germany, KWS will spend some of June sharing the stage with blues legend Buddy Guy. Only seven dates are currently on the KWS website, scattered in the NE, with ticket sales going live to the general public on Jan. 18. With talk of a new album this summer, more tour dates may be forthcoming, so be sure to keep an eye on the KWS website for further info and details: https://www.kennywayneshepherd.net
1/22/19 Huey Lewis Plans Release of 10th Studio Album
It has been nearly two decades since the band released any original music, though they did put out a set of covers in 2009 called Soulsville. The new album is slated to be released in the spring by BMG and the band reports that they “honestly feel that it’s among our best work.” It is still unclear whether the band will be able to tour following Huey Lewis’ diagnosis of Meniere’s disease last year. The disorder of the inner ear causes problems with balance and hearing, and left Lewis unable to sing, forcing the cancelation of the band’s tour. Having the new record leaves fans hopeful that some shows will follow. Check the website for more info: http://www.hueylewisandthenews.com
1/23/19 Foreigner Looks for the Fan Who Inspired "Juke Box Hero"
Lou Gramm and Mick Jones wrote the song after an encounter with a young fan they met waiting by the backstage door, by himself, in the pouring rain. They invited him in and gave him a glimpse of what goes on backstage. The song came about after this encounter, seeing how dedicated the fan was, and mesmerized by the whole experience. In conjunction with their Juke Box Hero musical, the band has launched a search for that fan, offering a VIP experience at the premiere of the musical if he can be found. Knowing that the fan may never be found, there is also a contest where you can plead your case that you are the most dedicated fan. To find out how to enter the contest, or if you are the REAL Juke Box Here, check out the info here.
1/29/19 Vinnie Vincent Cancels His Comeback Shows
After canceling the shows that had been planned for December, and after some line-up changes, including replacing singer Robert Fleischman with Jim Crean, the two shows scheduled for Feb. in Nashville have now been canceled. While some fans aren’t terribly surprised by this development, the promoter seems to be and has indicated that the matter has been turned over to their attorney. Refunds for tickets purchased will be issued.
1/29/19 Ozzy Osbourne Postpones U.K and European Tour
Ozzy can’t catch a break with this tour. Last fall, he had to postpone dates due to a staph infection in his thumb that required surgery. Now he’s dealing with the flu and bronchitis and his doctors have ordered him to stay off the road fearing pneumonia could result. Reports are that the dates will be rescheduled. No More Tours 2 picks up again in March in Australia, followed by dates in North-America in May, then shows in New Zealand and Japan. Keep up with all of the latest at his website here.
1/30/19 Ace Frehley: “The Gloves Are Off!!"
Gene Simmons spoke rather badly of both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in a recent Guitar World interview. Speaking to whether either would be asked back for the farewell tour, Simmons indicated that they might be welcomed for a song or two, but that neither could be depended on to play whole shows, implying that drugs or alcohol may still be an issue. Frehley was quick to fire back, calling Simmons a sex addict, among other things, and accusing him of slander and inappropriate behavior toward his wife. Frehley indicated that the gloves were now off before demanding an apology.