Scene and Heard

Yes coming to Louisville Palace March 26

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 12, 2011

Yes – The band that has defined many a generation will embark on a mini-tour of very special intimate performances, encompassing their extraordinary musical catalog. This string of dates will kick-off early March for a select number of shows. These special intimate performances will give the Yes fan the ultimate experience of an up-close, in-your-face and personal view of the Maestros at work live!

“We’re tremendously excited to be working with Yes on this incredible tour through so many of our House of Blues and other theaters,” states Michael Yerke (House of Blues Talent). “House of Blues is all about bringing music, artists and fans together in great venues. These concerts will be memorable and absolutely deliver on that promise.”

Being one of history’s greatest, legendary, progressive rock bands, Yes will feature a lineup of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, and drummer Alan White, as well as Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick Wakeman) on keyboards and lead singer Benoit David. Songs that have left a deep-rooted mark on rock ‘n’ roll history and a concert spectacular that has become synonymous with Yes, make this tour one that should not be missed.

Yes’s performance will include the hugely successful and indelible catalogue of music from hit albums such as Drama, Fragile, Close to the Edge and 90125. Classics such as “Roundabout,” a seminal hit which consistently appears on “the best songs of all-time” lists, and the group’s #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart” are sure to be featured for an evening of music not to be missed.

Yes’s remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock for more than four decades, Yes has played the role as a dominant driving music force selling over 30 million albums, reaching platinum status multiple times worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles has made each of the group’s player’s a virtuoso in his own right. For additional ticket information please visit

Current Lineup (no Jon Anderson or Rick Wakeman)


Rite of Spring Tour
North America 2011

Updated February 8, 2011
More dates to be announced soon

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Presales may be internal to the venue or outside vendors and not available to the public

Date Day City Venue Presale On Sale
6 SUN Houston, TX House of Blues Feb. 4 Feb. 5
7 MON Dallas, TX House of Blues Feb. 4 Feb. 5
9 WED New Orleans, LA House of Blues Feb. 4 Feb. 12
11 FRI St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live TBD Feb 12
12 SAT Orlando, FL WMMO Downtown Concerts N/A:   Free Show
14 MON Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre TBD Feb. 11
15 TUES Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre Feb. 11 Feb. 11
18 FRI Chicago, IL House of Blues Feb. 9 Feb. 11
19 SAT Chicago, IL House of Blues Feb. 9 Feb. 11
20 SUN Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room TBD Feb. 11
22 TUES Cleveland, OH House of Blues Feb. 9 Feb. 11
25 FRI Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte TBD Feb. 11
26 SAT Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre Feb. 11 Feb. 11
30 WED Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak TBD Feb. 12
Date Day City Venue Presale On Sale
1 FRI Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom TBD Feb. 11
2 SAT Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino & Resort TBD Feb. 11
4 MON Washington, DC Warner Theatre TBD Feb. 11



Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 12, 2011


Joe Bonamassa at Bromhart Theater, Louisville KY

Joe Bonamassa is set to release his 12th full-length solo album,DUST BOWL in the UK on March 21st and in the USA on March 22nd. The album will be promoted on Bonamassa’s forthcoming 2011 Dust Bowl World Tour that will take in America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

DUST BOWL is Bonamassa’s 9th studio release on Provogue Records in Europe and his J&R Adventures label (which he created with long-time manager Roy Weisman) in the US and his 6th collaboration with Dust Bowl’s producer, Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Black Country Communion).

Shirley most recently produced Bonamassa’s 2010 release, Black Rock, which entered the UK album chart at #14 and 2010′s self-titled debut album from Black Country Communion, the Bonamassa-helmed, British-American rock supergroup with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) and Derek Sherinian (Billy Idol, Dream Theatre).

Recorded in sessions at Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece, Ben’s Studio in Nashville, TN, The Cave in Malibu, CA and The Village in Los Angeles, CA, Dust Bowl combines the gritty, blues-based tones of Bonamassa’s first albums with the fluid, genre-defying sounds he’s mastered in the years since, plus a dose of Nashville in duets with legends John Hiatt and Vince Gill

JB TV has just released a teaser of Joe’s NEW title single Dust Bowl off the album. The 2011 Dust Bowl World Tour starts 3.17.2011 and album hits stores 3.22.2011. Pre-Order your copy today! click here to watch the video


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 12, 2011

NEW YORK, NY— Syndicated Radio Show Host and Rock Icon Nikki Sixx will release “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx”, a follow up to his New York Times bestseller, “The Heroin Diaries” on April 12th.  The book, part photo chronicle and part journal, will be accompanied by the release of an original soundtrack from SIXX: A.M., an 11-track companion piece to the book, which will hit stores May 10th.


“I’ve always had an eye for the oddities in life. Even as a kid I saw the world in my own way and thought most things that were different were beautiful and magical. Even things that other people thought were horrifying and disgusting and weird. . . . People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are,” said SIXX.  He continues, “I felt the need to bring my visions to life.  This project is raw, it’s what I see and feel through writing, through photos, through video and through music.”

“This Is Gonna Hurt” is part photo, part journal—but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Told with the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller “The Heroin Diaries”, “This Is Gonna Hurt” chronicles Sixx’s experience, from references to his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with Mötley Crüe, his death from an OD and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love along with the journey of photographing these images over the past couple of years.

“I want to take you on the journey I am on, in real time,” Sixx writes. “If you don’t deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it’s gonna hurt.”


Sixx draws from his pain and sobriety for strength and inspiration as seen and heard in this raw and powerful project.  The accompanying similarly titled soundtrack from SIXX: A.M. is a chilling, heavy take on the concept of the book and photography.  Throughout all mediums SIXX gives us a glimpse inside his sick and dirty mind.


“This Is Gonna Hurt” will include dozens of Nikki’s images and will be the first public viewing of his photography. The book and soundtrack both incorporate the stories behind the pictures and how they came to be, including interviews with the subjects so readers can see “what life is like for those whom society has labeled as freaks.”


“This is Gonna Hurt” will roll out in an innovative multi platform release structure, similar to the multi platform release pioneered by Sixx for his first book release “The Heroin Diaries.”  The artistic endeavor pairs the new book with accompanying multimedia projects: a soundtrack, a new single, a book signing tour and select SIXX:A.M. shows.


The album is highlighted by tracks like the first single, “Lies of the Beautiful People,” which tackles contradictions in society.  Contradictions that inspired Nikki and even had Nikki questioning, “if I find beauty in all these places that most deem “Freakish” and “Macabre” then why do I also, at times, seek out beauty in what society calls beautiful? Am I contradicting myself or am I able to actually look beneath the surface when others sometimes can’t? This is a good question. Make no mistake when I refer to “The lies of beautiful people” I mean what I say but I am also saying look beneath the skin.”


The album as a whole deals with many raw, human issues.  Nikki talks about the album as “pulling back the veil on your internal truth.” Saying, “We are who we are… Either poisonous and evil or honest and willing… Willing to make a difference… I haven’t led the life of a saint nor do I intend on it now.”


The thoughtful album—produced entirely by James Michael with writing credits going to SIXX, Michael, Ashba and band friends John William Lowrey and Blair Daly— dives deep into meandering emotions through epic melodies. The resulting work is a deep, dark and intoxicatingly addictive mix of sounds and passion.


The campaign has kicked-off on Nikki’s vibrant online community with the recent releases of video teasers (links to the teasers below) and select photographic images which will be followed by the launch a new single from SIXX:A.M. The first single, “Lies of the Beautiful People,” will go to radio on March 1st, the book will hit stores April 12th and the full soundtrack CD will be available on May 10th.


“This is Gonna Hurt” the book, will be released through Harper Collins imprint William Morrow and accompanying soundtrack will be released on Eleven Seven Music. Expect SIXX: A.M., which consists of Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael, to announce a run of tour dates in support of the release.


Album Track Listing:

  1. This Is Gonna Hurt
  2. Lies of the Beautiful People
  3. Are You With Me
  4. Live Forever
  5. Sure Feels Right
  6. Deadlihood
  7. Smile
  8. Help Is On the Way
  9. Oh My God
  10. Goodbye My Friends
  11. Skin

Writer Credits:
This is Gonna Hurt – Michael, Sixx, Ashba
Lies Of The Beautiful People – Michael, Sixx, John William Lowrey, Ashba
Live Forever – Michael, Sixx, Ashba
Are You With Me Now – Michael, Sixx, Ashba
Sure Feels Right – Michael, Sixx, Ashba
Deadlihood – Michael, Sixx, Blair Daly
Smile – Michael, Sixx
Oh My God – Michael, Sixx, Ashba
Goodbye Dear Friends – Michael, Sixx, Ashba
Skin – Michael, Blair Daly
Help Is On The Way – Michael, Sixx, Ashba