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Band Lineup announced for Louder Than Life

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 8, 2014

LOUDER THAN LIFE
OCTOBER 4 + 5 AT CHAMPIONS PARK IN LOUISVILLE, KY

FEATURING MUSIC, BOURBON, WHISKEY, BEER,
“GOURMET MAN FOOD,” CELEBRITY CHEFS AND MORE!

KID ROCK, JUDAS PRIEST, KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,
LIMP BIZKIT, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON,
VOLBEAT, PAPA ROACH,
A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON AND MORE

REGULARLY PRICED TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 13

Louder Than Life
The band lineup has been announced for the debut LOUDER THAN LIFE festival—featuring music, whiskey and “gourmet man food”—coming to Louisville Champions Park Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 in Louisville, Kentucky. The powerful lineup includes Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach and many more.

In addition to presenting top rock bands on three stages, the weekend destination festival will feature the finest local Louisville food and drink experience: bourbon exhibitions, gourmet man food, local craft beers and more.

The band lineup for LOUDER THAN LIFE is as follows:

Saturday, October 4

Judas Priest, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Limp Bizkit, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Otherwise, Thousand Foot Krutch, Nonpoint, Miss May I, Flaw, Wilson
Sunday, October 5

Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Buckcherry, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Chiodos, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Avatar, Crobot, Monster Truck, Islander
Festival creator Danny Wimmer says, “Louisville is known for a lot of things. But I don’t think people realize what a great rock town this is. When I first came to Louisville, I fell in love with the city, its diverse food, its bourbon and its culture. It screamed ‘LOUDER THAN LIFE’ and I felt this was the perfect destination for this kind of rock festival,” Adds Wimmer, “I’ve created the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival to highlight and celebrate the ‘Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country.’ And of course, the culture of rock & roll and bourbon go hand in hand!”

“We’re so excited to have the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival come to Louisville and I can’t wait for the world to try our great local food, which got its start with the birth of the cheeseburger in our city over 80 years ago,” says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen adds, “Louisville is a city we enjoy performing in and the fans always create a great atmosphere for a Volbeat show. We look forward to October. It will be a great time for all.”

According to Danny Wimmer, “The list of whiskeys, craft beers and food partners for LOUDER THAN LIFE is growing daily,” and already includes:

Bourbon, Whiskey & Other Spirits:

Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Red Stag, Town Branch Bourbon, Willett, Woodford Reserve and more.
Beer & Wine (Local/Artist Inspired):

Bluegrass Brewing Company (American Pale Ale, Altbier Amber Ale, Dark Star Porter and IPA), Alltech Lexington (Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Ale and Kentucky IPA), West Sixth (West Sixth IPA, Deliberation Amber and Lemongrass American Wheat), New Albanian (Black & Blue Grass, Hoptimus Imperial Indian Pale Ale, Elector and Beak’s Best Bitter), Falls City Beer (English Ale, Hipster Repellant IPA and Fall Seasonal), Sterling Beer, Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Mastodon’s Black Tongue, Motörhead’s Bastards Lager and more.
Restaurants (Local and/or As Seen On Food Network):

Down One Bourbon Bar, Highway 61 Roadhouse, Iron Barley, Lil Cheezers, Longshot Lobsta, Momma’s BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Peyton’s Bourbon Cupcakes, Rye, Side Bar at Whiskey Row, Sivori Catering (burgoo), Spinelli’s, and more to be announced.
Celebrity Chef Appearances:

Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Tom Coghill, Bill Kunz and more to be announced.

LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL set for Louisville Oct 4 and 5

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 8, 2014

LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL
MUSIC AND ULTIMATE MAN FOOD EXPERIENCE
ANNOUNCES FOOD AND DRINK LINEUP
PLUS CELEBRITY CHEFS: CHRIS SANTOS, VIC VEGAS,
BILL KUNZ, TOM COGHILL, AND MORE

DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS CREATES DESTINATION FESTIVAL
TO CELEBRATE DIVERSE CULINARY CAPITAL OF BOURBON

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
WWW.LOUDERTHANLIFEFESTIVAL.COM

Louisville, Ky. — June 25, 2014 — LOUDER THAN LIFE, the weekend rock music and camping fest set for October 4 and October 5, 2014 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky, announced today its food and drink lineup, which will include bourbon and other spirits, craft beer, gourmet man food and artist-inspired beverages. The inaugural food, drink, and rock fest will celebrate the region’s food, bourbon and craft beer industry, while honoring Louisville’s history as the birthplace of bourbon. LOUDER THAN LIFE was recently dubbed the “ultimate man food experience.”

Festival creator Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “I created the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival to highlight and celebrate the ‘culinary capital of bourbon country.’ And, of course, the cultures of rock & roll and bourbon go hand in hand!”

Wimmer adds, “Louisville is famous for a lot of things, but many people don’t know what a great rock town this is. When I first came to Louisville, I fell in love with this city, its diverse food, its bourbon and its culture. It screamed ‘LOUDER THAN LIFE,’ and I was quickly convinced this is the perfect destination for this kind of all-encompassing festival.”

More than 70 vendors, along with celebrity chefs Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Bill Kunz, and Tom Coghill will showcase their wares while more than 30 bands, including Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach, rock three stages over two days and nights.

Weekend and single day General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Wimmer also reports that the, “list of whiskeys, craft beers and food partners for LOUDER THAN LIFE is growing daily.” Mike Maloney, Special Events for the Office of the Mayor of Louisville, believes the festival is poised for greatness:

“Louisville has a great music scene, great food and is the birthplace of bourbon,” says Maloney. “Some interesting facts about the Louisville region that people may not be aware of: 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky and Louisville has a vibrant craft beer scene as well.”
THE BOURBON LINEUP (so far):

“All bourbon is whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon.”

Angel’s Envy (Louisville, Ky.)
Basil Hayden’s (Clermont, Ky.)
Benchmark (Frankfort, Ky.)
Buffalo Trace (Frankfort, Ky.)
Bulleit (Lawrenceburg, Ky.)
Eagle Rare (Franklin County, Ky.)
Evan Williams (Bardstown, Ky.)
Jim Beam (Clermont, Ky.)
Knob Creek (Clermont, Ky.)
Maker’s Mark (Loretto, Ky.)
Red Stag (Clermont, Ky.)
Town Branch Bourbon (Lexington, Ky.)
Willet (Bardstown, Ky.)
Woodford Reserve (Versailles, Ky.)

THE CRAFT BEER SLATE:

“Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.”

Bluegrass Brewing Company (Louisville, Ky.):
American Pale Ale
Altbier Amber Ale
Dark Star Porter
IPA
Falls City Beer (Louisville, Ky.):
English Ale
Hipster Repellant IPA
Fall seasonal
Sterling Beer (Louisville, Ky.):
Sterling Beer
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. (Lexington, Ky.):
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Kentucky Ale
Kentucky IPA
West Sixth Brewing Company (Lexington, Ky.):
West Sixth IPA
Deliberation Amber
Lemongrass American Wheat
New Albanian Brewing Company (New Albany, Ind.):
Black & Blue Grass
Hoptimus Imperial IPA
Elector
Beak’s Best Bitter

OTHER SPIRITS, INCLUDING ONSITE EXPERIENCES:

Must be 21 years or older to enter!

Copper and King’s American Brandy (Louisville, Ky.)
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Experience
Jack Daniel’s was officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866. The Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Jack Daniel’s encourages its friends to drink responsibly.

Make sure to come by the Jack Daniel’s experience to get your tour of the history of the distillery, education on how they make their famous whiskey, merch, games, food items and other interactive exhibits. Keep checking the website for more information and additions.

Germantown Presented by Jägermeister
The history of the Germans in Louisville began in 1787. In that year, a man named Kaye built the first brick house in Louisville, Kentucky. The Blankenbaker, Bruner, and Funk families came to the Louisville region following the American Revolutionary War, and in 1797 they founded the town Brunerstown, which would later become Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Further early immigration of Germans took place as they slowly followed the Ohio River after arriving in the United States, and many settled in Louisville.

In the 21st century, one third of Louisville’s population claims German ancestry. The Kentuckiana German Heritage Society was started in 1991 to preserve Louisville’s German heritage. The German-American Club Gesangverein, which was founded in 1878, also remains. Since 1977, Louisville has maintained a relationship with Mainz, Germany, with the two cities officially town twinning in 1994. Every October, a two-day Oktoberfest is celebrated.

Jägermeister is proud to present GERMANTOWN, which will feature celebrity Jäger Chef and restaurant owner Chris Santos, who will be judging the best gourmet man food items. Don’t miss some of the other activities in Germantown, which features the best bartenders in Louisville, Jäger Challenges, Jäger mixology, shots, food, signings and more!
ARTIST INSPIRED BEVERAGES:

Mastodon’s Black Tongue Double Black IPA
Mastodon’s Black Tongue Double Black IPA
Iron Maiden’s Trooper Premium British Beer
Iron Maiden’s Trooper Premium British Beer
Motörhead’s Bastards Lager
Motörhead’s Bastards Lager
Motörhead Vodka
JUST ANNOUNCED! Motörhead Vodka
Slayer’s Reign in Blood Red Cabernet Sauvignon
JUST ANNOUNCED! Slayer’s Reign in Blood Red Cabernet Sauvignon

CELEBRITY CHEFS JOINING THE FUN:

Chris Santos Chris Santos — Throughout his career, Santos has appeared as a guest chef on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and has been a long-running judge on the Food Network’s most popular series, Chopped. Santos has also worked as a food stylist and consultant on movie sets including No Reservations starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Hitch, starring Will Smith. Outside of his chef whites, Santos’ involvement in boxing was well documented in the book An Unforgiving Sport by Muhammad Ali’s biographer, and he also pens his own articles for Eastside Boxing. His other loves — rock n’ roll and tattoos — have been featured in Inked and People Magazine, amongst others.
Vic Vegas Vic Vegas, a self-trained restaurant chef, worked his way up the culinary ladder from dishwasher to Executive Chef at Las Vegas hotels such as companies as MGM Inc. Monte Carlo, Station Casinos, Binion’s Hotel, THE SBE Sahara-House of Lords Steakhouse, and many local restaurants around Las Vegas in a 20 year span.
Bill Kunz Bill Kunz owns Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen which features Cajun, Creole, and barbeque cuisines. The Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen is located in Webster Groves, Missouri. He is well traveled and is well aware of the cuisines unique to many cities in the U.S. He and his friend Tom Coghill take trips together to find new types of foods and new cuisines. They travel together to different cities and pick the locals brains about popular and authentic restaurants in the area.
Tom Coghill Tom Coghill opened Iron Barley, his south St. Louis institution, in 2003. He used to be the head chef at Frazer’s Brown Bag. Gourmet lauded the restaurant before its second birthday. Iron Barley was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in 2008. The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food featured Coghill’s “Monte Cristo hot dogs.”

GOURMET MAN FOOD TO SEEK OUT:

Down One Bourbon Bar (Louisville, Ky.)
Highway 61 Roadhouse (St. Louis, Mo.)
Holy Mole Taco Truck (Louisville, Ky.)
Iron Barley (St. Louis, Mo.)
Lil’ Cheezers (Louisville, Ky.)
Longshot Lobsta (Louisville, Ky.)
Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ (Louisville, Ky.)
Monkey Wrench (Louisville, Ky.)
Peyton’s Bourbon Cupcakes (Bloomfield, Ky.)
Rye (Louisville, Ky.)
Sidebar at Whiskey Row (Louisville, Ky.)
Sivori Catering [Burgoo] (Louisville, Ky.)
Spinelli’s (Louisville, Ky.)
Sponsors for LOUDER THAN LIFE include Monster Energy Drink, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, F*ck Cancer, Crazy Dave’s Music, UBER, Muhammad Ali Center, Crowne Plaza, Galt House, Spinelli’s, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Original Makers Club, Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and more.

LOUDER THAN LIFE is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy’s Fort Rock Festival, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival, Epicenter—Southern California’s Rock Festival, Rockwave, The Big Ticket, Chill On The Hill, and Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour.

Champions Park is located at 2050 River Road in Louisville, KY, less than three miles from downtown.

http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com
About Danny Wimmer Presents:

Since 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals. Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.

About Monster Energy:

Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.
http://www.monsterenergy.com

 

Miley Cyrus at KFC Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 10, 2014

No matter how you feel about Miley Cyrus, she puts on one of the most high energy shows of the year. Her fans make the atmosphere  incredible and what a stage show! For a photographer it does not get any better!Here are some of the more family friendly shows. Want more click on the link below:

 

 

 

 

 

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PAUL McCARTNEY JUNE DATES RE-SCHEDULED TO OCTOBER

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 9, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY – (June 9) - Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will, however reluctantly, heed medical advice to rest up just a bit longer to fully recuperate from the virus that forced the postponement of his recent dates in Japan and Korea.

I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs’ advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon.”—Paul McCartney

The Out There world tour will now resume July 5 in Albany, NY, and the June 14-26 shows in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville have been rescheduled to October.

Tickets for the June 26th show at KFC Yum! Center will been honored for the new date of Tuesday, October 28th.

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album

NEW, a global hit upon its release last year. The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years–Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)–the show never disappoints. The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

Keep checking

PaulMcCartney.comfor further announcements.

Louisville still on Tap for McCartney despite recent Illness

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 30, 2014

Paul McCartney (AP)

McCartney Recovering After Virus Halts Tour
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney is on the mend after being treated for a virus that led him to cancel his tour in Japan.

McCartney received treatment at a hospital in Tokyo, publicist Perri Cohen said in a statement Thursday.

The former Beatle is expected to make a complete recovery and will be taking time to rest. McCartney cancelled his entire “Out There Japan Tour 2014″ this week because of his illness.

McCartney was also scheduled to perform at a Seoul stadium on May 28. It would have been his first concert in South Korea.

McCartney, who turns 72 next month, “has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world,” the statement said.

The tour is scheduled to resume next month in the United States. McCartney will play a handful of shows starting June 14 in Lubbock, Texas.

 

ZZ Top to Play Iroquois Amphitheater July 29

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 13, 2014

AC Entertainment and Production Simple are pleased to announce that ZZ Top will be in Louisville for a performance at Iroquois Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 29. Tickets for this all ages show will go on sale to the general public Friday, May 16, at 10am. Reserved Seated tickets start at $59.50-$74.50. Tickets are available via http://www.IroquoisAmphitheater.com, by phone (877) 987-6487, or in-person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F.)
Phone, internet & outlet orders subject to convenience fee.

ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. It was ZZ TOP that celebrated “founding father” Muddy Waters by turning a piece of scrap timber than had fallen from his sharecropper’s shack into a beautiful guitar, dubbed the “Muddywood.” This totem was sent on tour as a fundraising focus for The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, site of Robert Johnson’s famed “Crossroads” encounter with the devil. ZZ TOP’s support and link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ TOP.

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JACK WHITE AND THIRD MAN RECORDS INTRODUCE THE LAZARETTO ULTRA LP

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 13, 2014

 Over the past five years, Jack White & Third Man Records have brought to life many ideas that were new to the century-old vinyl format. So when it came time for the creative hive to discuss the vision for the pressing of Jack’s Lazaretto, Third Man were keenly aware of what it would take to produce a piece of wax worthy of the music it would contain… No single innovation would suffice. We needed to go big. We needed to go bold. We needed to press an ULTRA LP:

180 gram vinyl
2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM and 1 plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
Side A plays from the outside in
Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
Both sides end with locked grooves
Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering
Different running order from the CD/digital version
Utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD/digital versions
Watch masterminds Jack White and Ben Blackwell discuss and demonstrate the ULTRA LP features: http://smarturl.it/LazarettoUltraLP

Both the Lazaretto ULTRA LP and the Vault version of the Lazaretto LP contain all ULTRA LP features. Both will also come with an MP3 download card. Pre-orders for the Lazaretto ULTRA LP begin today. Lazaretto will be officially released June 10 on Third Man Records/Columbia.

Pre-Order Lazaretto now:
ULTRA LP
iTunes
Amazon

Jack White will also be hitting the road this summer for a slew of tour dates across North America and Europe. See a full list of tour dates below and go to http://www.jackwhiteiii.com for further information.

JACK WHITE
2014 WORLD TOUR

05/29/14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)
05/30/14 – Lubbock, TX – Wild West * (SOLD OUT)
05/31-06/01/14 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
06/02/14 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium * (SOLD OUT)
06/03/14 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
06/05/14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte * (SOLD OUT)
06/07/14 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/12-15/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/25-29/14 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival
06/26/14 – Dublin, Ireland – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
06/29/14 – Paris, France – L’Olympia (SOLD OUT)
06/30/14 – Paris, France – L’Olympia (SOLD OUT)
07/03/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
07/04/14 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07/05/14 – London, England – Eventim Apollo (SOLD OUT)
07/19/14 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07/20/14 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre +
07/21/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom + (SOLD OUT)
07/23/14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/24/14 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/27/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors + (SOLD OUT)
07/28/14 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/30/14 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/31/14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre +
08/01-03/14 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music Festival
08/29-31/14 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom
08/30-31/14 – Calgary, AB – X-Fest

* with Kelley Stoltz
+ with Benjamin Booker

THE BLACK KEYS CONFIRM FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KFC YUM! CENTER ⦁ SEPTEMBER 10

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 8, 2014

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– New Album, Turn Blue, Out May 13 On Nonesuch Records, Streaming Now On iTunes –

– Duo Will Perform on Saturday Night Live May 10 “Fever” Music Video Premieres –

“…the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made…Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff.” – Rolling Stone

The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins Sept. 5 in Columbus and includes a stop in Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, September 10.

 Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time to all fans pre-ordering the album at http://www.theblackkeys.com and to Citi® cardmembers in the U.S. through Citi’s Private Pass® Program (www.citiprivatepass.com).

Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster.com, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

 

The tour supports the duo’s highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records and is now streaming exclusively on iTunes. In celebration of the release, the band will return to Saturday Night Live for their third musical guest appearance this Saturday, May 10.

 

Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single, “Fever,” which is currently #1 on AAA radio for the fourth straight week and #2 on Alternative radio. Additionally, the album’s title track recently premiered on Carney’s SiriusXM show, Serious Boredom, and can be heard here. Both songs are available as free instant downloads with album preorders at theblackkeys.com/turnblue; the LP, CD or digital version may also be ordered as part of ticket and T-shirt bundles at the band’s site. The songs are also on sale—alone or as free instant downloads with album preorders—on iTunes.

 

Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation

B: Sadness

C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi

E: All of the above

 

Carney also adds, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

 

This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the U.K.; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.

 

THE BLACK KEYS TOUR

May 16-18

Gulf Shores, AL

Hangout Music Fest

June 20

Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany

Southside Festival

June 22

Scheessel, Germany

Hurricane Festival

June 24

Zagreb, Croatia

Inmusic Festival

June 25

Pilton, U.K.

Glastonbury

June 27

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)

June 28

Beuningen, Holland

Down The Rabbit Hole

July 2

Gdansk, Poland

Open’er Festival

July 4

Pas-de-Calais, France

Main Square Festival

July 5

Werchter, Belgium

Festivalpark Werchter

July 6

Belfort, France

Les Eurockennes

July 8

Rome, Italy

Rock In Rome

July 11

Lisboa, Portugal

Optimus Alive

July 12

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao – BBK Live

July 15

Nîmes, France

Festival de Nîmes

July 17

Les Vieilles Charrues, France

Les Vieilles Charrues

July 20

Suffolk, U.K.

Latitude Festival

July 22

Nyon, Switzerland

Paleo Festival

Sept. 5

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center*

Sept. 6

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena*

Sept. 7

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena*

Sept. 9

Milwaukee, WI

BMO Harris Bradley Center*

Sept. 10

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center*

Sept. 12

Detroit, MI

Joe Louis Arena*

Sept. 13

Pittsburgh, PA

CONSOL Energy Center*

Sept. 14

Rochester, NY

Blue Cross Arena*

Sept. 16

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre*

Sept. 18

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre*

Sept. 20

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center*

Sept. 21

Boston, MA

TD Garden*

Sept. 24

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center*

Sept. 25

Washington, DC

Verizon Center*

Sept. 27

Chicago, IL

United Center*

Oct. 24

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center†

Oct. 25

Winnipeg, MB

MTS Centre†

Oct. 27

Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Saddledome†

Oct. 28

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place†

Oct. 30

Vancouver, BC

Pacific Coliseum†

Oct. 31

Portland, OR

Moda Center†

Nov. 1

Seattle, WA

Key Arena†

Nov. 9

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl†

Nov. 10

Phoenix, AZ

U.S. Airways Center†

Nov. 12

Salt Lake City, UT

Maverik Center†

Nov. 13

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center†

Nov. 15

Houston, TX

Toyota Center†

Nov. 16

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center†

Dec. 4

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Arena‡

Dec. 5

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena‡

Dec. 6

Richmond, VA

Richmond Coliseum‡

Dec. 8

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena‡

Dec. 9

St. Louis, MO

Scottrade Center‡

Dec. 11

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena‡

Dec. 12

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Arena‡

Dec. 13

Greenville, SC

Bon Secours Wellness Arena‡

Dec. 15

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center‡

Dec. 16

Tampa, FL

Tampa Bay Times Forum‡

Dec. 17

Orlando, FL

Amway Center‡

Dec. 19

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center‡

Dec. 20

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center‡

Dec. 21

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center‡

 

*with special guest Cage The Elephant

†with special guest Jake Bugg

‡with special guest St. Vincent

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

 

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany,are proud to presentThe Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 30, 2014

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany are pleased to announce the June lineup for The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the summer in historic downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street. These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages!

May 30th : Billy Goat Strut Review It’s been an unpredictable journey since our founding Billy Goat (Mark Hamilton) took a trip to New Orleans and quickly became intoxicated with the city’s rich musical culture and tradition. He brought us together on a cold and rainy Kentucky autumn day in 2011 and shared his vision of forming an ensemble of all-star players for an old-time project. Our result is a fun and exciting new genre of music that travels a centuries-old path down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, through the bourbon trail, from Derby City to the Chocolate City and back. Ladies and Gentlemen: THIS IS BOURBON Jazz

June  6th : Johnson City’s The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. From the foot-tapping instrumental “Sheepherder” to the emotional ballad “Thunder” and everything in between, these roots music newcomers have assembled quite the collection here, both old songs and new, offering something for everyone.

June 13th : James Wallace and The Naked Light  has lately divided his time between Richmond and Nashville, but his most recent album with his band the Naked Light, More Strange News From Another Star, shows that Wallace is a traveler with no fixed place in the musical universe. You can call it Indie Gospel Folk Hop Rock, or you can suspend your expectations and the tendency to aurally fingerprint everything you hear and soak in the diverse soundscape that James Wallace inhabits like a childhood home.

home.

June 20th : Machines Are People Too is a Dream-Pop band formed in Chattanooga,TN in the sweaty summer months of ’09 when Brian began writing vocals over JJ Clark’s well-produced beats. The two began writing together and performing as Machines Are People Too at monthly dance parties with two keyboards, a laptop, and a microphone. After a year of dancing and playing with DJs, the duo was ready to expand their band and overall sound. The band’s eclectic sound and progressive music creates a live show that leaves no toes untapped and will leave you with no other choice but to let go and dance.

June 27th : Appalatin foot-stomping, hip-swinging sounds organically unite Appalachian folk and high-energy Latin music. The name, Appalatin, reflects the unexpected meeting in Louisville, KY of Kentucky-raised musicians and masterful Latin émigrés from Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Their all-acoustic performances of traditional stings of guitar, mandolin, upright bass, and charango, indigenous Andean flutes, hand percussion, harmonica and vocal harmonies have brought joy and happiness to listeners of all ages. 
 

Thanks to our sponsors:
91.9 WFPK
Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County

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For full, up-to-date event information, please visit:
City of New Albany and Production Simple

Thanks to our sponsors:
91.9 WFPhas lately divided his time between Richmond and Nashville, but his most recent album with his band the Naked Light, More Strange News From Another Star, shows that Wallace is a traveler with no fixed place in the musical universe. You can call it Indie Gospel Folk Hop Rock, or you can suspend your expectations and the tendency to aurally fingerprint everything you hear and soak in the diverse soundscape that James Wallace inhabits like a childhood home.

Help Feed the Homeless with Tampa Bay’s Big Guava Music Festival

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2014

Food Donors to Receive Prized Festival Art

 

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(Tampa,
FL) You can make a difference in your
community while enjoying the biggest live music and more Festival in
Florida! A food drive to benefit the Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa Bay will
be a part of Tampa Bay’s Big Guava Music Festival May 2-4, at the
Florida State Fairgrounds.

 

Donors
who bring five (5) non-perishable food items at the collection booth
by the Will Call windows at the front gate of The Florida State
Fairgrounds will get a beautifully designed Big Guava poster created
by world renowned artist David Lebo as our gift.

 

The first 250
people to bring twenty (20) items will receive a special treat:
a numbered original silkscreen print of this artwork.

 

The collection
booth is manned an hour before gates open each day and 5 hours after
gates open. Collection times at the gates are:

Friday, May 2 – 3:30PM

Saturday-Sunday, May 3 and 4 – 11:30AM

 

Imagine
receiving a valuable work of art just for helping feed those in your community
less fortunate than yourself. The Big Guava Music Festival boasts some of
the best live music, unlimited free thrill rides, craft beer gardens and
more.

 

About
the artist: David “LEBO”
Le Batard is widely recognized for working in a wide spectrum of
creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures. He is
hailed as the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism, a movement
that applied cartoon imagery and combined it with richly saturated balances of
color and unique linear composition, ranging from the abstract to the
highly narrative, that inspires emotion and creates layers of
meaning.

 

About Metro Min:
Metropolitan Ministries’ mission is to care for the homeless and those
at risk of becoming homeless in the Tampa Bay community through
services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency.
When individuals and families in

Hillsborough,
Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties need help, they turn to Metropolitan
Ministries. Here they find compassion, hope and answers.

 

 

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