Scene and Heard


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 17, 2011
6 week tour kicks off in Florida on September 13.

ROGER DALTREY recently premiered his spectacular performance of The Who’s legendary rock opera TOMMY at The Royal Albert Hall, London, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and is now taking it on the road, performing TOMMY in its entirety from start to finish. (The Who never actually played the complete Tommy.)

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 19 (Canada) and Friday, May 20 at (U.S.). See below for full list of on sales. A special American Express card member pre-sale begins Monday, May 16 at 10AM local via (ending May 18 in Canada and May 19 in the U.S.). In addition, a variety of VIP packages will be available including options for artist meet-and-greets, reserved seating, collectible memorabilia and more. Keep an eye on TheWho.comfor more details. 

Employing the use of striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an unforgettable concert experience for lifelong fans and newcomers alike, who will be treated not only to the full majesty of TOMMY, but also to a variety of Who classics and more. 

Inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, the 20 million-selling double album of TOMMY defined the genre of rock opera. It also spawned a successful 1975 film of the same name–with DALTREY playing the title role–which re-underlined its place in the cultural firmament. 

Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee DALTREY is pulling out all the stops with a full band that will bring the rock opera’s wide-ranging sounds and textures to life vibrantly on stage every evening. Joining DALTREY will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (keyboards) and, also on guitar, SIMON (younger brother of Pete) TOWNSHEND.

Commenting on the tour, Pete Townshend says “Great to see Roger performing TOMMY with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit and Roger has my complete and most loving support. Roger is touring his unique concert version of TOMMY using his faithful presentation of the original work as the backbone for a set of wider material. It is wonderful to hear the way Roger and his new band re-interpret the old Who songs.” 

After the recent Royal Albert Hall performance, the Who blogosphere was alight with comments from long standing fans, such as “Roger really nailed Tommy” and “Last night’s concert was the best I’ve ever seen – what a great band!”

“TOMMY, an album that tells a story about a “deaf, dumb, and blind boy” who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, will always be seen as a turning point for the band,” says DALTREY. “Within it, I found the new voice of The Who and the band found its stride in making that music, adjusting it, using all that knowledge that we had from jazz and the blues into making it work in a rock way. What my band and I are doing now is a Tommy Show for today’s audience from a different perspective.”

The much-anticipated six-week tour launches September 13 in Hollywood, FL and concludes November 2 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB. 


Sept. 13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock

Sept. 15 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Pavilion

Sept. 17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena

Sept. 18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Sept. 21 Philadelphia, PA MANN Center

Sept. 23 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

Sept. 24 Hartford, CT XL Center

**Sept. 27 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts

**Sept. 28 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

**Sept. 30 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Oct. 1 Windsor, ON The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor

Oct. 5 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center

Oct. 7 Hammond, IN Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Oct. 8 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House

Oct. 11 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center

Oct. 12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

Oct. 14 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

Oct. 16 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center

Oct. 19 Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre

Oct. 21 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic 

Oct. 22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

Oct. 24 Portland, OR Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds

Oct. 25 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

**Oct. 27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

**Oct. 29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

**Oct. 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

**Oct. 1 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

**Oct. 2 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

**Shows on sale Thursday, May 19. All other shows go on sale Friday, May 20. Tickets for the U.S. shows are available

Production Simple Presents Krazy Fes

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 17, 2011

Krazy Fest 2011 –
2900 7th Street Rd
Louisville,‎ KY
Rain or Shine * Lineup Subject to Change *
No Refunds or Exchanges

All Ages
Friday, May 20
Saturday, May 21
Sunday, May 22
Ticketing Info:

On Sale Now

Friday single day: $32.00
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Saturday single day: $40.00
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Sunday single day: $35.00
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3-day ticket: $99.00
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Against Me!
By The Grace of God
The Bled
Strike Anywhere
Small Brown Bike
Tigers Jaw
Kevin Seconds
Moving Mountains
End of a Year
Reading Group
Lions Lions


Cave In
7 Seconds
Hot Water Music
Anti Flag
Title Fight
Touche Amore
La Dispute
Make Do And Mend
Dead End Path
Former Thieves
Pianos Become The Teeth
Hostage Calm
Another Mistake


Bouncing Souls
Hot Rod Circuit
One Line Drawing
Dave Hause
This Is Hell
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
I Hate Our Freedom
Straight A’s

Nederlander Entertainment and Production Simple Present… Sublime with Rome July 10, 2011 – Iroquois Amphitheater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 17, 2011

Louisville, KY – On Sunday, July 10, Sublime with Rome will take the stage at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Tickets, $35 in advance and $40 day of show,  will be go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations including select Kroger stores,
online at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Featuring founding members of Sublime, drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson with new frontman, singer/guitarist Rome – Sublime with Rome is reintroducing themselves and Sublime’s music to fans across the country.

Rome, a 21-year-old northern California native, was introduced to Gaugh and Wilson in 2008. Last year, a handful of jam sessions led to an impromptu show at a small club in Nevada flooring a packed-house crowd. The trio later performed a one-off at the Smokeout Festival last fall and was a surprise special guest at the infamous KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show, before officially dubbing themselves Sublime with Rome. The band returned to the stage for the first time in 14-years, fittingly on 4/20/10 for two highly anticipated, sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium to rave reviews.

“Our shows are full of surprises,” said Gaugh. “Sublime has never used a set list. We are performing songs off every album and mix it up from show to show, never delivering the same set twice. We’ve also been working on some new material and have put together a couple of songs with Rome. We want to celebrate the music and share the experience with our fans.”

One of the most notable and successful ska-punk bands of all time, Sublime has sold over 17 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation across the country. Influential Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ has listed Sublime as the #3 act in their annual “biggest bands” list for the last six years in a row with the single “Date Rape” ranking as the all-time most requested song at the station. To this day, the group’s multi-platinum landmark debut album “40oz. to Freedom,” lo-fi follow up “Robbin’ the Hood,” and multi-platinum self-titled major label debut (a virtual greatest hits set in itself) are all widely regarded as music collection staples. Formed in Long Beach in 1988, Sublime’s final performance was in the spring of 1996.

Sublime with Rome will be performing live at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, July 10. Tickets, $35 in advance and $40 day of show,  will be go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations including select Kroger stores, online at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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