Luke Bryan and Eric Church are beach-bound in APRIL;
will headline 2nd Annual ROCK THE OCEAN’S Tortuga Music Festival
2014 lineup ALSO FEATURES TRAIN, SHERYL CROW, BILLY CURRINGTON, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, ZIGGY mARLEY, BRETT ELDREDGE, brett dennen, DELTA RAE, cole swindell AND MANY MORE
ADVANCE TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 10am EST at www.tortugamusicfestival.com
Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 10, 2013 – Multiple award-winning recording and performing artists Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be hitting the beach this spring as headliners when Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida on April 12th and 13th.
As tens of thousands of fans enjoy the sun, songs, sand and surf at the unique oceanfront event, Bryan and Church will be joined by fellow first-wave lineup artists including San Francisco multi-platinum act Train, nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, country chart-topper Billy Currington, rock, folk, reggae and funk beach fusion pioneers Slightly Stoopid, reggae legend Ziggy Marley, powerhouse vocalist Brett Eldredge, folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen, inventive roots rockers Delta Rae, “Chillin’ It” singer and celebrated songwriter Cole Swindell, Nashville rockers Moon Taxi, genre-jumping septet The Revivalists, folk/funk band White Denim, “Helluva Life” hit-maker Frankie Ballard, Paste’s Best of What’s Next sibling duo Brothers Osborne, “How She Rolls” singer Chase Rice, “Booze Cruise” hitmakers Blackjack Billy, modern folk rockers Sons of Fathers and blues-infused rock band Quaker City Nighthawks. Additional top-name talent will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“We’ve been incredibly excited to announce our 2014 lineup,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland. “We set out to build on last year’s foundation by putting together an amazing weekend at the beach with an incredible group of country, rock and roots acts. We feel we we’ve done exactly that, and hope our lineup brings just as much sunshine to our fans’ holiday season as it has to ours.”
A limited number of Advanced-priced tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13, at 10am EST at www.tortugamusicfestival.com. Two-day general admission festival ticket prices start at $155. Complete festival pricing, including Advance and Regular prices for GA, VIP and Super VIP tickets, can also now be found at www.tortugamusicfestival.com.
CMT will partner with Tortuga Music Festival for its 2014 event, providing content and contests across its television, internet, social and radio network platforms. Details will be revealed shortly at www.cmt.com and www.tortugamusicfestival.com.
Produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment and created with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, Tortuga Music Festival serves to celebrate the event’s oceanfront setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and also support marine research and conservation. This year’s festival will once again include a one-of-a-kind Conservation Village on site, with nearly two dozen organizations and exhibitions to provide attendees with information and tools to help protect the world’s oceans and marine resources.
Last year’s inaugural festival drew more than 25,000 music fans from all over the world and raised more than $70,000 from ticket proceeds and donations for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and other marine conservation organizations.
“It just feels great to be able to support our Conservation Village partners with funding for their important work,” says Rock The Ocean founder Chris Stacey. “To know that we played some small part in making sure that our coral reefs are better protected, or that scientists at Nova and the University of Miami might be able to learn a little more about shark behavior, just gives me an amazing feeling of pride.”
For additional information, updates and offers, visit Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival on the following platforms:
Louisville, KY – Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her eagerly awaited new album. “HEAD OR HEART” – which features the brilliant new single, “Human” – is slated for release on March 11th. “HEAD OR HEART”will be available to pre-order at iTunes beginning December 31st.
Perri will celebrate the arrival of “HEAD OR HEART” with a highly anticipated North American headline tour. The dates get underway Friday, April 4th at Denver’s Ogden Theatre and then continue through late May, with highlights including a two night stand at New York City’s famed Irving Plaza on April 16th and 17th , a hometown show at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory April 19th
.“HEAD OR HEART” – which follows the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s breakthrough 2011 debut, “lovestrong” – was recorded over the past year with production from Martin Johnson (Avril Lavigne, Gavin Degraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), John Hill (P!nk, Mayer Hawthorne, Santigold), and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy,Panic! At The Disco). The album was mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Manny Marroquin (Kanye West,John Legend, Alicia Keys).
“HUMAN,” the recently released first single from “HEAD OR HEART,” is available now at all digital retailers. Hailed by Billboard as a “delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of (Perri’s) breakthrough single ‘Jar of Hearts,’” thetrack can be heard now at http://youtu.be/8VFwcNTiwPY. In addition, Perri will perform “HUMAN” on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford Thursday, December 12th followed by a performance on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Eagan Friday, December 13th.
Named as iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, “lovestrong.” Highlighted by the 3x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” the album – produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial release, while also proving an unqualified international sensation with top 5 success in Australia and Ireland as well as top 10 sales in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Perri followed “lovestrong.” with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years,” exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 & 2– ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS.” The track was a multi-format radio favorite, with top 10 airplay at Hot AC and top 25 spins at CHR/Top 40 outlets nationwide.
For more information please visit http://www.christinaperri.com/tourm
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY DECEMBER 12
General Admission Seats: $22.50 Advance / $25.00 Day of Show
Louisville Palace Theatre Box Office |
We love our fans, and to show our appreciation, we’re excited to share that a limited allotment of Forecastle 2014 passes will be going on sale this Friday, December 13 at noon EST just in time for the holidays! The presale will feature a limited allotment of GA weekend passes available for only $119.50 while supplies last! These passes will ensure your spot at Forecastle 2014, with extra savings no less. Get ready!
Intimate Fan Friendly Venue
To Open In April
Upcoming Performance Schedule To Roll Out In January At www.mercuryballroom.com
(Louisville, KY - December 9, 2013) Mercury Ballroom is the new name of Live Nation’s House of Blues Entertainment division’s spectacular new intimate music venue scheduled for an April opening in the heart of downtown’s historic theatre district.
Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, great site lines, and the booking strength of the world’s largest live entertainment company, Mercury Ballroom will showcase many of the music world’s biggest tour names that have performed at HOBE’s other clubs including such acts as Imagine Dragons, Third Eye Blind and one of the first names planned for Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, Christina Perri.
“Mercury Ballroom is going to be all about being true to Louisville,” said HOBE President Ron Bension. “We’re excited to bring the best artists and shows into this great new club and to the best music fans in the country. We’re really proud to be coming to Louisville and honored to be working with Bill Weyland and his great team at City Properties Group to bring this historic building to life.
“We have a long history of bringing entertainment to the city at the Palace Theatre and The Yum! Center and we hope to continue to play a key role in Louisville’s civic commitment to unique entertainment.”
In addition to a special VIP lounge with highly personalized service and premium balcony with seated service, the 900-capacity facility located in the historic Wright-Taylor Building at Fourth and Chestnut, will feature space for both live music and private events with leading industry audio, lighting and video technology.
Clay Commons, developed around the renovated Henry Clay Building, the Wright-Taylor Building, the Guthrie-Coke Building, and future hotel site at Fourth and Chestnut, provides a unique urban experience at the heart of the Theater and Arts District on the southern edge of downtown Louisville.
These properties currently offer residential condominiums and apartments, a theater, and catered event spaces with grand ballrooms restored to their original stunning beauty. A new 330-space parking structure supports the events and visitors to the Fourth Street corridor. A planned boutique hotel will complete the corner presence and the activity center atmosphere, offering a unique overnight location for event guests and downtown patrons.
About House Of Blues Entertainment
With 100 owned/operated and affiliated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS GOING ON SALE
2014 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL
On Sale Dec. 5th through Dec. 12th Only!
Supply is Limited!
The highly popular 2014 Wanee Music Festival, held April 10th to 12th at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, is putting Early Bird Tickets on sale Thursday, December 5th at 10AM. 3-Day General Admission Tickets, which include primitive camping, are just $175.00 (plus applicable fees) and will be available through waneefestival.com and Music Today. They are on sale through Thursday, December 12th at 6PM, however the supply is limited, so get them quick because they will most likely sell out before the December 12th cut off! Please note that the Early Bird sale is for General Admission 3-Day Tickets only!
The line-up for the 2014 Wanee Music Festival, the ten-year anniversary, is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet! The group of star-studded acts joining The Allman Brothers Band April 10th through the 12th will add energy and excitement to what is fast becoming one of the most popular festivals in the country.
For more information go to www.waneefestival.com
- Grammy Award®-winning band Arcade Fire announced the REFLEKTOR TOUR in support of their international #1 album, Reflektor (Merge). The REFLEKTOR TOUR will kick off on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center. The Live Nation produced tour will take the band to 27 cities throughout North America.
Tickets, $60.50 General Admission Floor and $60.50, $46.00 and $30.50 Reserved seats, go on sale to the public at 10:00am on Friday, November 22 at Livenation.com,Ticketmaster.com, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone 1.800.745.3000.
Released October 29, Reflektor was hailed by Rolling Stone as “extraordinary…the best album Arcade Fire have ever made.” It was the second Arcade Fire album to debut at #1, the first being 2010′s Album of the Year Grammy Award®-winner The Suburbs. The band’s appearance on the 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live was followed by the band’s own half-hour special, Here Comes The Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola and featuring Arcade Fire live performances and cameos from Aziz Ansari, Bono, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Rainn Wilson and more.
For the latest updates on the band, please visit: www.arcadefire.com
Following a wildly captivating — and completely sold out — North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to the U.S. in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business.
Throughout this jaunt, the band will be bringing their fervent live show to familiar cities as well as municipalities that have yet to be graced (or confronted) with a Bad Seeds live experience.
On November 14th, Nick Cave partnered with the Association of Alternative Newspapers (AAN) for a special invitation-only web press conference. During this conference, journalists from AAN-member publications were able to ask Nick questions about Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ upcoming tour, current & past albums and a variety of other subjects. Today, readers of AAN-member publications will receive priority access to a special ticket 24 hour pre-sale on November 19 for the newly announced 2014 dates. Along with the pre-sale, readers are also able to download “The Mercy Seat” and “Mermaids” from the forthcoming Live From KCRW album from altweeklies.com and leoweekly.com.
This tour announcement precedes the release of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd). The fourth official live album in the band’s catalog will feature stripped-down songs from the band’s most recent studio album, Push the Sky Away, as well as other tracks from their discography. Live From KCRW will be available November 29th in both CD and double vinyl formats exclusively at Record Store Day stores. The vinyl edition will include bonus tracks “Into My Arms” and “God Is In The House.” A full list of Record Store Day distributors can be found at www.recordstoreday.com/Venues. Live From KCRW will see wide release digitally on December 3. The album will also be available as a digital deluxe bundle with Push the Sky Away.
LINEROCKET PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL LIFE IN COLOR CONCERT WITH SEBASTIAN INGROSSO & KREWELLA
Legendary DJ/Producer Sebastian Ingrosso and EDM sensation Krewella are set to headline the 2nd annual Life In Color concert at Bader Field in Atlantic City on December 28th, 2013. The doors open at 7PM and tickets are on sale now at www.linerocket.com.
Life in Color is “The World’s Largest Paint Party” and is nationally recognized as a one-of-a-kind concert experience featuring cutting-edge LED production and some of the most high-profile performers in the world.
Sebastian Ingrosso is one of the most prolific musical talents across the globe. As 1/3 of the prestigious DJ trio Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso has headlined some of the largest music festivals and performed for crowds of over 100,000 people. He is also a world famous music producer, manufacturing numerous #1 songs on Beatport including “Reload” and “Calling (Lose My Mind)”. In addition, he has produced music for some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Kylie Minogue, Usher, and Britney Spears.
In 2012, Krewella burst onto the electronic dance music circuit with their debut video Killin’ It, showcasing their innovative brand of dubstep-infused tunes highlighted by melodic female vocals. They are currently embarking on their international 55-date sold out tour on the heels of their debut album Get Wet, which charted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 200 in its first week. Krewella recently teamed up with charity organization Dance For Paralysis to help raise money and awareness for people living with paralysis. Founder Thomas E. Smith says, “It is truly an honor to work with Krewella and together we will work towards finding a permanent cure for paralysis”. LineRocket and Dance for Paralysis have plans to bring paralyzed teens from the local hospital to enjoy the show in the front row and to meet the 3 members of Krewella backstage.
In 2013, LineRocket hosted Steve Aoki, Tommy Trash, and Adventure Club on New Year’s Eve at Bader Field. The event sold out in rapid fashion and attracted thousands to the largest heated tent in America. LineRocket CEO Josh Heffler said, “The heated tent, star-studded lineup and top notch production provided attendees with the ideal concert experience. We expect this year’s event to top the success of the last one” The supporting acts for Sebastian Ingrosso and Krewella will be Dyro and Bow n’ Arrow, with more artists to be announced soon.
LINEUP AND ADDITIONAL TICKET ONSALES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) ~ HUKA Entertainment is pleased to announce Early Bird tickets to 2014’s Tortuga Music Festival on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL have sold out after going on sale to the public Friday, October 18 at 10:00am EDT.
The rapid sell-out of the Early Bird presale, which was the first public opportunity for fans to purchase general admission, VIP and Super VIP tickets for 2014 festival dates, surpassed the expectations of HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland.
“Our community’s enthusiasm has grown tremendously in the few months since our debut in April of this year,” says Niland. “But I can safely say the pace at which tickets sold today was a tremendous surprise. We’re in awed appreciation of our fans’ support and excitement.”
For fans who weren’t able to participate in the Early Bird presale, Niland advises that additional tickets will be on sale soon.
“The next offering of tickets is not too far away, along with our first lineup announcement,” says Niland. “Anyone interested in details can receive them directly by subscribing to our email newsletter and joining our social communities.”
Fans can sign up for the Tortuga Music Festival newsletter and social networks at www.tortugamusicfestival.com.
Tortuga Music Festival, produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment, is a two-day music festival on the beach featuring nearly two dozen of the hottest artists in country, rock and roots music. Created together with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the event serves to celebrate the festival’s ocean side setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and supporting marine research and conservation.
Niland says 2014’s Tortuga Music Festival lineup will feature a lineup similar to its inaugural year, where over 25,000 festival attendees enjoyed headliners Kenny Chesney and Eric Church along with The Avett Brothers, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Jake Owen, Lynryd Skynyrd, and many more.
“I can’t imagine a better lineup in our first year than the one we had,” says Niland. “But we’re dedicated to making sure our next bill is even more impressive, if that’s possible, and have already confirmed top-caliber artists for 2014.”
Anchored by live music performances across three stages, the centerpiece to Tortuga Music Festival is its Conservation Village, curated by Stacey, where over 20 organizations dedicated to marine research and conservation will provide interactive, educational experiences for festival patrons.
Stacey notes that the Conservation Village will likewise offer premium content in its sophomore outing, after featuring such notables as The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Shark Savers, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection and nineteen other exhibits in year one. “Guy Harvey is a rock star in his own right, and it was such a pleasure to have him here in 2013 signing autographs and meeting fans in the village to discuss conservation” says Stacey. “That’s a hard act to follow, so we’re pulling out all the stops this time around.”
“One thing we heard repeatedly this year from both the artists and the fans was how much fun everyone had with their feet in the sand and the sound of the waves blending with the music,” says Niland. “That makes it hard to forget who the true headliner of our event is – the ocean – and what we can do to make sure it returns every year.”
For additional information, and to sign up to be the first to receive updates, including lineup announcements, ticket on sales, special offers and more, visit Tortuga Music Festival on the following platforms:
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
HEADLINES THE 2ND ANNUAL
SUNSHINE MUSIC & BLUES FESTIVAL
ALSO FEATURING: GALACTIC; LEON RUSSELL; ACCOUSTIC HOT TUNA, STANLEY CLARKE; THE RINGERS FEATURING JIMMY HERRING, WAYNE KRANTZ, MICHAEL LANDAU, KEITH CARLOCK AND ETIENNE MBAPPE; TAB BENOIT; BOBBY LEE ROGERS; OLI BROWN; & MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 – BOCA RATON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 – TAMPA
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 / 10AM
EARLYBIRD TICKET PRICE AVAILABLE
10/2 AT 10AM – 10/4 AT 10PM
Winner of multiple Blues Music Awards and a 2012 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” the Tedeschi Trucks Band will once again headline the Second Annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival in Florida, playing two dates in the state. Featuring two stages of live bands, a wide array of refreshing craft beers and delectable menus from a wide variety of food vendors, the Festival will kick off Saturday, January 18, 2014, NOON at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida and then Sunday, January 19, 2013, NOON, at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area.
Early Bird tickets for what has become a major annual event for the Sunshine State, the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival, will go on sale Wednesday, October 2nd at 10AM through Friday, October 4th at 10PM at www.livenation.com. No password is needed. General on sale is scheduled for Monday, October 7th at 10AM at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Early Bird General Admission tickets are $39.50 while regular General Admission tickets for the all day event are $49.50. Special Reserved Tickets are available for $99.50 and some VIP packages are also available.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
While last year was an amazing year for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, or TTB as their loyal prefer to call them, this year has been another strong showing as well. They have just released their second studio album, Made Up Mind. AllMusic.com remarks that: “Made Up Mind is tight; it maintains the gritty, steamy, Southern heart displayed on Revelator, but the growth in songwriting, arrangement, and production is immeasurable.” Since Revelator had won the Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” in 2012 the comparison is awesome. Now, with the release of Made Up Mind there isn’t a shred of doubt that Susan Tedeschi, her husband and creative collaborator, Derek Trucks, and their superb bandmates are on to something — something very big. For Derek and Susan, TTB’s strength in numbers — the band presently comprises 10 members — virtually guaranteed that a wide range of influences would steer the music to new, previously unexplored places. That diversity is evident throughout Made Up Mind. “I felt that with the personnel in this band, it was just a matter of time before all of these ideas started leaking out,” says Trucks. “But we had a lot of confidence that it was going to be really good right out of the gate.” Today, as the result of carefully building it from scratch, Tedeschi Trucks Band is nothing less than one big happy family, a traveling roots music circus of sorts, roving from town to town and pulling out all the stops along the way, never knowing just what will be the highlight of tonight’s show or which band member will be the one to shine in the next moment. Each member of TTB is a strong enough force to be a bandleader in his own right, but the chemical reaction that takes place when they all come together results in a mighty sound that’s even greater than the sum of its considerable parts.
Also appearing on this year’s bill for the Festival are: New Orleans’ favorites Galactic; legendary Leon Russell; the great acoustic blues of Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady; the incredible jazz bassist Stanley Clarke; The Ringers featuring Jimmy Herring (from Widespread Panic), Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe; New Orleans’ guitarist, singer and songwriter Tab Benoit (Boca date only); guitar virtuoso Bobby Lee Rogers; British blues guitarist and singer Oli Brown (who blew everyone away last year at his FL debut at Wanee Fest); plus a special guest to be announced shortly
With Great Music, Great Craft Beers and Great Food, the Second Annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival headlined by the Tedeschi Trucks Band comes only to Florida for two dates in 2014, Saturday, January 18 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida; and Sunday, January 19 at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area. Early Bird tickets for the all day event go on sale Wednesday, October 2nd at 10AM through Friday, October 4th at 10PM at www.livenation.com. No password is needed. General on sale is scheduled for Monday, October 7th at 10AM at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.