Scene and Heard

My crazy 2 weeks!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2014

 

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Charles Bradley at Headliners

I have taken concert photos on twelve of the last 15 days! That includes The Wanee Music Festival, Headliners Music Hall, The Louisville Palace ,The Mercury Ballroom and The KFC Yum Center.

Here are a few photos from these shows. To see more go to the following link.

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My plans are to begin posting all shows on my Scene and Heard Blog in the future. I hope you enjoy!

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Trey at Wanee

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The Allmän Brothers Band

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Brantley Gilbert at KFC Yum Center

Paul McCartney adds more dates KFC Yum June 26

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2014

PAUL McCARTNEY GETS BACK TO CANDLESTICK PARK & DODGER STADIUM

“OUT THERE” 2014 CALIFORNIA DATES CONFIRMED:

August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium

August 14 – San Francisco, CA – Candlestick Park

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney’s Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Paul has now confirmed two more very special shows on the 2014 U.S. Out There tour. 

Currently tearing through Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, with Paul’s return to Japan and debut in Korea set for next month, the Out There 2014 world tour is now confirmed to visit the same pair of U.S. cities where The Beatles played their two very last shows:

* Putting the rumor mill to rest, Paul has confirmed that he will indeed return to San Francisco August 14 to play Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert. This once in a lifetime occasion is sure to be doubly bittersweet as Paul closes the same iconic venue where The Beatles played their final concert date on August 29, 1966. Of Paul’s most recent visit to San Francisco, headlining last year’s Outside Lands festival, the SF Weekly gushed “one of pop music’s original supernovas… let us bask in its incredible warmth for the best part of three hours… the question of whether or not it was a ‘good’ show almost doesn’t apply – Paul McCartney… was good in a way that no other show could be.”

* A few days earlier on August 10, Paul will play Dodger Stadium for the first time since The Beatles’ penultimate live gig on August 28, 1966. The show will be Paul’s first L.A. engagement since the 2010 two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl of which the Los Angeles Times raved “It’s hard to think of much in the pop music world more impressive than a 67-year-old musician holding forth for nearly three hours, outdoors on a chilly March night, while delivering some three dozen songs, the least of which would be a career highlight for almost any other artist.”

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.

2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honored by music bible NME with a special one off award, the “Songwriter’s Songwriter Award” chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will be on sale Monday, May 5 at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 1 at 10am through Sunday, May 4 at 10pm.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
OUT THERE U.S. TOUR 2014
Newly Confirmed Dates in BOLD

June 14 – Lubbock, TX – United Spirit Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
June 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (SOLD OUT)
June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 22 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
June 26 – Louisville, KY – Yum! Center (SOLD OUT)
July 5 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center (SOLD OUT)
July 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
July 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 12 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
July 14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
August 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
August 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
August 14 – San Francisco, CA – Candlestick Park

HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL IS SOLD OUT!!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2014

(Gulf Shores, AL) – Hangout Music Festival is officially sold out. Fans grabbed their Three-Day Passes in a record-breaking sell-out year. The 2014 festival will bring 40,000 fans-a-day, over three days to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL on May 16-18.

The 5th annual Hangout Music Festival features over 70 bands including The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, and The Flaming Lips performing just steps from the Gulf of Mexico.

Tickets are available for the festival’s Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party happening May 15th at the Hangout Music Festival. The Kickoff Party features Girl Talk, Iron & Wine, Wolfmother, Danny Brown, Dumpstaphunk, Bonobo DJ Set, CLASSIXX, Magic Man, Jamestown Revival and Go Down Moses. Doors for the Thursday Kickoff Party open at 4 pm on May 15th. The Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party is presented by Pizza Hut. Fans can get tickets for $40. The price will increase to $50 on May 1st. VIP and Super VIP ticket holders are automatically granted access.

About Hangout Music Fest:

The Hangout Music Festival has been recognized as one of the premiere live music events in the United States with a beach setting that is part music festival and part dream vacation. The festival is located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL – just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Each year at the Hangout Festival, fans are treated to some of the biggest names in music alongside new emerging acts. The Hangout Music Fest was recognized by Pollstar as the “Music Festival of the Year” in 2011 and was named as one of the best festivals of 2013 by Paste Magazine. An economic impact study, conducted by the City of Gulf Shores and Auburn University, reported that the festival brought a whopping $31 million to the local economies of Gulf Shores and surrounding areas in 2013.

http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany, along with 91.9 WFPK and Houndmouth, are proud to present the The Boomtown Ball & Festival!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2014

“The Boomtown Ball & Festival will serve as the kick-off for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series,” stated Mayor Jeff M. Gahan. “The festival will consist of a free outdoor music stage curated with the help of Houndmouth and an open air flea market/bazaar, all contained right in our downtown.”

This event will be held on Market St. in downtown New Albany on Sunday, May 25th. The City of New Albany has enlisted the support of Flea Off Market, a unique Louisville-based outdoor bazaar that will feature tons of regional and local vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts & crafts, esoterica, and more!
Gates for this free family friendly event open at 1pm.

The line-up for the outdoor stage curated by Houndmouth, music begins at 1:30pm

The River City Blues Band Hailing from Louisville.Ky The River City Blues Band plays a variety of Blues – West Coast, Delta, Chicago. Members Denny Thornbury, Jimmy Gaetano, Hank Dobson and Tom Murray play straight up BLUES, man!

The Kernal & His New Strangers Based in Jackson, TN, The Kernal & His New Strangers call the Downtown Tavern home and from that halfway point between two Tennessee music mecca’s, tour the country with their home-grown brand of Southern mystique. Tied deeply to the legacy of the wandering musician and the historic Grand Ole Opry, the Kernal, a southern gentleman with an old soul and youthful ambition, found his sound and showmanship in the greats of the classic Country music scene like Del Reeves.

Ranger members Adam Faris, Michael Homan, Yuto Kanii and Alfonso Ramos were jamming out in an abandoned candy factory on Floyd Street in Louisville, in order to let loose and nail down some new songs. Now, after a trip to Kevin Ratterman’s La La Land, the New Albany band has a new album entitled The Bard.“We kinda stumbled upon the album title while reflecting on our demos at Ratterman’s. The inspiration was found through the storytelling aspects of the album,” says Alfonso Ramos, lead singer of Ranger.

Daniel Martin Moore is a singer and songwriter (and a great many other things arguably less relevant to this particular piece of text) from Cold Spring, Kentucky. On the strength of an unsolicited demo he sent in January of 2007, Sub Pop released Stray Age in October of 2008, a quietly striking album and Daniel’s debut full-length. And, in February of 2010, Sub Pop released Dear Companion, an album written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore together, and produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk.

The Pass Louisville, KY’s The Pass tout a “neverending quest for a balanced perfection of synthesizer pop and dance-floor psychedelia.” The music is compulsively listenable, danceable and playable. Their momentous sound and infectious onstage energy keep the crowd moving.

Discount Guns is the brainchild of John Ford & Edward Vincent. The two grew up in Central Ill. and met in 2006 working at a farm machinery store. The men both ended up in Louisville, Kentucky and Discount Guns was born. In the summer of 2010, they started writing music together. After failed attempts of finding a drummer, the two decided to learn to play the drums and become a 2-piece, switching off on guitar and drums.

Fly Golden Eagle is currently touting their latest, psych-funk release, “Swagger”, wherever they go and are done with their follow-up, “Quartz”, to be released soon. In the past year the band has toured with Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dr Dog, Arctic Monkeys, Clear Plastic Masks and Chrome Pony. See them outside and in the sun.

San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote the album in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia. He focused on lifeʼs top-shelf issues – youth, nostalgia, anxiety, unrequited love – and tied these vast themes to different characters through vocal contributions from longtime friend Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.

This event is produced by Louisville based buyers Production Simple, Concerts & Events and radio sponsorship is being provided by 91.9 WFPK.

 

Brett Dennen @ Headliners

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 10, 2014

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Brett Dennen play an amazing show to a nearly sold out audience Sunday evening. Dennen filled the house with positive energy! 

Enjoy more photos on the Headliners Music Hall  web site

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HOUNDMOUTH The Grand, New Albany May 25th at 9pm

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 4, 2014
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Houndsmouth

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany,
along with 91.9 WFPK and Houndmouth,
are proud to present the The Boomtown Ball & Festival!
Houndmouth will be headlining the festival with a concert at The Grand Sunday, May 25th. Tickets for the 18 and over concert go on sale Friday March 7th at 10am.
“The Boomtown Ball & Festival will serve as the kick-off for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series,” stated Mayor Jeff M. Gahan. “The festival will consist of a free outdoor music stage curated with the help of Houndmouth and an open air flea market/bazaar, all contained right in our downtown.”

This event will be held on Market St. in downtown New Albany on Sunday, May 25th. The City of New Albany has enlisted the support of Flea Off Market, a unique Louisville-based outdoor bazaar that will feature tons of regional and local vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts & crafts, esoterica, and more!
Gates for this free family friendly event open at 1pm. Stay tuned for a full line-up of music on the outdoor stage curated by Houndmouth.

The Boomtown Ball & Festival will culminate with a ticketed show at the Grand with New Albany’s own Houndmouth as the headliner.That first November 2011 night, when Houndmouth all fell together at the Green House in New Albany, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with a curiosity about what might happen. Matt Myers (guitar), Shane Cody (drums), Katie Toupin (keyboard/organ), and Zak Appleby (bass) all hail from the Indiana side of the river, where they knew each other from…around.

It all happened in a tumble. After playing locally in Louisville and Indiana for three months, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas with just their homemade EP in hand. A little buzz convinced Rough Trade Record’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. Of such things are dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, was released by Rough Trade in June of 2013.

The band have been on the road for over a year — opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals — as well as headlining on their own. The band is more than excited to finally play their first proper hometown show in New Albany:

“It’s been a crazy ride since we started as a band, and one thing we’ve always wanted to do is play a special New Albany show. All of the amazing local fans, from both sides of the Ohio, have become an extended family to us. So much of our music and our success are directly influenced by our hometown, and we couldn’t be more grateful. We look forward to celebrating with everyone on May 25th.”

This event is produced by Louisville based buyers Production Simple, Concerts & Events and radio sponsorship is being provided by  91.9 WFPK.
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For full, up-to-date event information, including on sale and ticket info, please visit:
City of New Albany and Production Simple

For band information please visit:
www.houndmouth.com

For Flea Off Market information:
Flea Off Market on Facebook or call 502-552-0061

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For more local information, please contact:

Lizi Hagan
Production Simple
lizi@productionsimple.com

SPRINGSTEEN KICKS OFF BIG GUAVA

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 10, 2014

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BIG GUAVA PRE-FESTIVAL

KICK-OFF CONCERT WITH

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

AND THE E STREET BAND

THURSDAY, MAY 1 – ON SALE FEB. 15/ 10AM

AT MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMP!

LAUNCHES THE 3-DAY BIG GUAVA FESTIVAL

FEATURING:

OUTKAST * VAMPIRE WEEKEND *

FOSTER THE PEOPLE * SLIGHTLY STOOPID * CAKE * TEGAN AND SARA * VIOLENT FEMMES *

GIRL TALK * EARL SWEATSHIRT *

GROUPLOVE * HAIM *

AND TONS MORE MUSIC ON FOUR STAGES!

TICKETS FOR BIG GUAVA ONSALE NOW!

 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headlines a special Big Guava Kick-Off Concert Thursday, May 1 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL.  Tickets for the Kick-Off go on sale Saturday, February 15 / 10AM. This concert launches the 3-Day Festival which brings a great line-up of musical stars to the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Big Guava is destined to become the biggest and best Live Music Festival in all of Florida.

          Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made their 2014 live debut on January 26th in South Africa with “a sweat-drenched rock ‘n roll spectacle” (Mail & Guardian). They’re currently earning similar raves on the road in Australia – where parts of Springsteen’s new album ‘High Hopes’ were recorded – including a 5-star live review from the Sydney Morning Herald, who said, “If you only see two shows this year, see this one. Twice. (And then see it again.)”  Springsteen’s latest studio album, ‘High Hopes’ (Columbia Records), debuted at #1 in 20 countries last month.

 They are poised to return to the states and the Big Guava Kick-Off is on the touring list!  Tickets for this Special Concert will are on sale Saturday, February 15 / 10AM.  Go to www.livenation.com for more information.

 Already scheduled to perform at Big Guava are: Outkast, their reunion tour with Andre 3000 and Big Boi; Vampire Weekend, considered one of the most creative and critically acclaimed bands in the American music scene today; Foster The People, the popular indie rock trio making atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop; Slightly Stoopid, built on a bedrock of slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms;  Cake, defying all musical genres to create their own individual sound; Tegan And Sara, with a unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds; Violent Femmes, the textbook American cult band of the 1980s who captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision and emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over; Girl Talk, his songs are built on recognizable samples of recent hit singles, recontextualized into an entirely new piece; Earl Sweatshirt, his languid style is a blend of highly personal alt-rap and morbid horrorcore; Grouplove, a merging of richly narrated, intricate songs with anthemic classic pop production; and HAIM, who are able to switch from instrument to instrument, all while singing in three part harmony.  Rounding out the line-up are: Twenty One Pilots, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Chance the Rapper, Walk The Moon, Blue October, Band Of Skulls, ZZ Ward, MS MR, Timeflies, Hoodie Allen,  American Authors, Deap Vally, St. Lucia, Smallpools, Bear Hands, Morning Parade, Kitten, Magic Man, Jacuzzi Boys, Gringo Star, Unlikely Candidates, Civil Twilight, Vic Mensa, Terraplane Sun, Hunter Hunted, Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas, Fly Union, Betty Who and more to be announced soon.

 

          Four stages, tons of bands and that is only a part of the fun and excitement Big Guava offers.  There is also a Monster Midway of fast paced free unlimited thrill rides. And then there are the epicurean delights of the finest and most unique food trucks that Tampa Bay has to offer as well as a variety of Craft Beer Gardens that provide refreshing libations for even the most discerning aficionados.

 

3-Day Big Guava General Admission Pass – $165 (on-sale NOW).  Tickets include Free Unlimited Rides and General Admission to All Stages including the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (seats available on first come, first served basis).

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There is also the one and only 3-Day Super Guava Pass – $499 (on-sale Now).  This is the ultimate ticket to Big Guava and includes Free Unlimited Rides; Premium Reserved Seat in Amphitheatre; Preferred viewing areas for all other stages; Access to Two Super Guava Lounges with Specialty Food and Complementary Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Limited Samplings of Signature Beer and Wine; Commemorative Super Guava Laminate..

 

Single Day Big Guava General Admission ($65.00) and Super Guava VIP ($175.00) Tickets will be available Saturday, February 15 / 11AM. The Single Day Super Guava Ticket includes all the amenities as a 3-Day ticket, but for one day.

 

To purchase tickets for the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and/or Big Guava shows go to www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

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.

COULD THIS BE ALLMAN BROS LAST WANEE PERFORMANCE!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 10, 2014

The Allman Brothers at Wanee 2012

 

The Allman Brothers Band

Appearing At Wanee Music Festival

For Two Nights!

Festival Scheduled April 10 – 12

At Spirit of Suwannee Park – Live Oak, FL

Advance and VIP Tickets On Sale Now

Gregg Allman has announced that The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after 2014, so this year’s 10th Anniversary Wanee Music Festival performances could be the last time to see the whole group together with their current lineup, which includes Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (who will also be appearing with their own groups).  The band, which has headlined Wanee for ten years, is scheduled to perform Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12

 

According to a post in Relix Magazine, Gregg Allman said: “The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring at the end of 2014.”  When asked about The Allman Brothers Band’s future as part of an interview for Relix, Allman says, “This is it—this is the end of it.”  However, he leaves the door open to possible reunions down the road. “Who’s to say? We may all get together every five years and just do one play at a time,” he admits

Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes had already announced that they were leaving the band after this year.  According to a report in Rolling Stone: “For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we’ve had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with The Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands,” the two musicians wrote in a joint statement. “We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans.”

 

The Allman Brothers Band with Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what has become one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  The 2014 Wanee Music Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

 

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Trey Anastasio Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hot Tuna Electric, Moe., Rusted Root, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin), Soulive, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Futurebirds, Berry Oakley’s Skylab, Matt Schofield, Break Science, Pink Talking Fish, Sean Chambers, The Yeti Trio and The Hip Abduction.

 

          But the end of touring for The Allman Brothers Band does not mean the end of the Wanee Music Festival, as new and exciting elements are being planner for Wanee 2015.

 

Tickets for the 2014 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.  The Festival will be held Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. 

 

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees ( Now – February 16th 10PM EST – (Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 10). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 11 & 12)

 

VIP TICKETS:
$475+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2014 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2014 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2014 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2014 VIP only Pre Party

Last year the Festival brought great music and great times to the many thousands of fans attending.  It was the best year to date. This year with The Allman’s final Wanee appearance it is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

 

Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com

 

MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TOUR , To Play KFC YUM! CENTER

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 28, 2014

 

KFC YUM! CENTER

OCTOBER 14, 2014

 On Sale Feb 1 at 10am

Louisville, KY (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” TONIGHT and will appear on “CBS This Morning” TOMORROW MORNING.

 

The tour will make a stop in Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00pm.

Tickets for the Louisville show, $20.00, $45.00, $75.00 and $125.00 (plus applicable fees) go on sale

to the public beginning 10am on Saturday, February 1 at www.Livenation.com,

www.Ticketmaster.com, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

 

 

 

With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different.  Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”

 

The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation, MÖTLEY CRÜE tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. “There’s no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North America Concerts.  “But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Crue.”  

 

The Dodge Brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. “Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This irreverent ‘staying power’ resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band’s final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?”

Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest, ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package – Alice invented the genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it!  “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice, continuing, “Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away.  That’s exactly how we do it.  Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS.  We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage.  Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?”

 

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explains “Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.”  Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle.  Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!”  Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ - it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.”  Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”

 

The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. “The Dirt’ is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue’s history.”  The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.

 

 

BIG MACHINE RECORDS, home to Country Superstars such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw has teamed up in a joint venture with MÖTLEY RECORDS and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MÖTLEY CRÜE. BIG MACHINE founder and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country Music fans who love MÖTLEY CRÜE.  The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs.  Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album are Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts. Borchetta says of the collaboration, “I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me!  Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time.” 

 

MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Thursday, January 30th starting at 10am local time.  VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Friday, January 31st at 10am local time. 

 

All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com/Motley-Crue-tickets/artist/910417,LiveNation.com  http://www.livenation.com/artists/41479/motley-crue, or via MotleyVIP.com.

 

About MÖTLEY CRÜE

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster. Motley Crue was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial.

 

About Dodge Brand

The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year with a keen eye focused on the future and a desire to create vehicles customers can’t wait to drive and are proud to park in their driveways. With 100 years of history, Dodge is building on the technological advancements of the ‘30s and ‘40s, design evolution of the ‘50s, the racing heritage of the ‘60s, the horsepower of the ‘70s, the efficiency of the ‘80s and unbelievable styling of the ‘90s as it paves the road to its future. New for 2014, the Dodge Durango “is kind of a big deal,” with a new eight-speed transmission that delivers up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway, a new 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch infotainment center and best-in-class power, towing and fuel economy, in addition to its class-exclusive technology. The new Durango joins the new 2014 Dodge Dart with its new 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, as well as the 2014 Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Journey and a 30th Anniversary Grand Caravan. This 2014 Dodge lineup includes five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety picks and Top Safety Pick +, five vehicles with best-in-class power, seven vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) or higher, three vehicles that deliver 31 mpg or higher and three vehicles that offer seating for seven.

 

About Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name.   Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and rock of the highest caliber.  Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare.  Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.   Alice’s catalog of hits and anthems, including “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” School’s Out,” “Elected,” “Poison,” and others, are included in his current “Raise The Dead” show, which also features his musical tribute to his fallen friends John Lennon, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.  Currently, Alice’s touring band features the three guitar attack of Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.   Additionally, “Nights With Alice Cooper,” Alice’s nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.  The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

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

 

About Big Machine Label Group

At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Reba; Platinum sensations The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line; Legendary group The Mavericks; Gold-selling artists Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore; Chart-topping act Eli Young Band as well as Hot newcomers Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three and Danielle Bradbery, in addition to soundtracks for ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE.” BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. In 2012 BMLG rejuvenated its publishing arm with Big Machine Music, which has created a joint venture with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Prescription Songs, allowing the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. Big Machine was also the first-ever label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights. The label group has also forayed into the racing world, sponsoring the Brickyard 400 as well as back-to-back Indy500 drivers.

 

About Jeff Tremaine

Jeff Tremaine, along with Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, created jackass, a television series that became a cultural phenomenon, spawning the franchise of hits: jackass: the movie, jackass number two and jackass 3D, which were all #1 at the box office. Beyond jackass, Tremaine created and executive produced a number of television series, including MTV’s Wildboyz, Rob & Big, Nitro Circus, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness, and the Adult Swim series, Loiter Squad. He has also directed and produced a number of music videos and documentaries. Most recently, Tremaine directed “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”, another #1 box office hit, which was released by Paramount Pictures on October 25th, 2013.

 

Website: Motley.com

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Twitter: @MotleyCrue

Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana Adds Alice In Chains and John Legend

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 28, 2014
ALICE IN CHAINS

At Horseshoe Southern Indiana

The Showroom

Thursday, MAY 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM

 

General on sale begins Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

 

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.  Tickets are also available at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Box Office. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CONCERT ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET TO GAIN ENTRY.  TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND MUST PRESENT VALID PHOTO ID TO ATTEND THE SHOW.

 

 

Alice in Chains formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney, and bassist Mike Starr (who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez).

 

Although widely associated with grunge music, the band’s sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.

 

Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 25 million albums worldwide, and over 14 million in the US alone.  In 1992, the band released their album Dirt, which was critically acclaimed and has been certified quadruple platinum. The band also achieved two No. 1 Billboard 200 releases (The Jar of Flies EP and the self-titled album), 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and eight Grammy Award nominations.

 

Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onwards due to Staley’s substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. The band reunited in 2005 with new lead vocalist William DuVall, and released their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009. The album was a success, being certified gold by the RIAA in 2010. Alice in Chains released their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, on May 28, 2013.

JOHN LEGEND

At Horseshoe Southern Indiana

The Showroom

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM

 

General on sale begins Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 am

 

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.  Tickets are also available at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Box Office. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CONCERT ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET TO GAIN ENTRY.  TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND MUST PRESENT VALID PHOTO ID TO ATTEND THE SHOW.

John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling

singer-songwriter. He’s sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has

garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Legend participated in a wide range of musical activities while in college. During the same period, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” and shortly thereafter he began to play shows around the Philadelphia area, After college, Legend was introduced to then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, who quickly signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and hired him to sing vocal hooks on some of his music. Legend started gaining momentum through a series of similar collaborations with established artists, adding vocals to an impressive list of chart-topping hits including West’s “All of the Lights,” Jay-Z’s “Encore” and back-up vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song, “You Don’t Know My Name.”

 

Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven,” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000. Legend’s most recent effort was his 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later.

 

His current tour comes in support of Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the

Future which continues to gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the

top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West

and Dave Tozer, the albums smash single “All of Me,” was recently certified Gold sales status.

 

Throughout his career, John has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he

launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that focuses on

education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare and the 2011 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recognize Legend’s efforts and leadership in this arena. John sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board.

(bio courtesy of artist management / 42West press release)

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