Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney has now extended the North American leg of his 2016 One on One tour into the fall after adding an October 4 show in Sacramento, California, to his itinerary. The event will be the first concert held at the Golden 1 Center, the future home arena of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, and will be the former Beatles star's first gig in the California capital since November 2005.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 6, at 10 a.m. PT. Ticketmaster.com will offer a pre-sale starting Tuesday, May 3, at 8 a.m. ET; tickets can be accessed by using the password 1ON1WITHPAUL. American Express card members also will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets, beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. PT.
Interestingly, the Sacramento show will place a few days before McCartney's rumored to be playing the recently reported all-star classic-rock festival that supposedly is taking place October 7-9 at the Coachella fest grounds in Indio, California. An article published last month in The Los Angeles Times claimed that Sir Paul and Neil Young would share a bill on Saturday, October 8, at the as-yet-unconfirmed music extravaganza, which also is expected to feature The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters.
McCartney also kicked off his One on One tour in California, with an April 13 show in Fresno. His next concert will be held tonight, May 2, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here are all of the rock legend's upcoming North American tour dates:
5/2 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center 5/4 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center 5/5 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center 7/8 -- Milwaukee, WI, SummerFest 7/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, US Bank Arena 7/12 -- Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park 7/17 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park 7/19 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium 7/21 -- Hamilton, ON, Canada, FirstOntario Centre 8/7 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium 8/9 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center 8/13 -- St. Louis, MO, Busch Stadium 8/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena 8/17 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Center 8/18 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Center 10/4 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parker MediaRed Hot Chili Peppers will share the first preview of their forthcoming 11th studio album this week. The band revealed on Twitter that they will be releasing a new single called "Dark Necessities" on Thursday, May 5.
The new album will be the Chili Peppers' first since 2011's I'm with You. The band's co-manager Cliff Burnstein previously said that the record could be released by "early summer."
Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers have a summer full of festival dates ahead of them, including headlining sets at Rock on the Range, Osheaga and Lollapalooza.
Dr. John, Bob Weir (Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions; Josh Timmermans)Audio and video releases documenting star-studded concerts saluting Dr. John and the late Jerry Garciawill hit stores soon in multiple configurations as part of a new partnership between Blackbird Presents and the Concord Bicycle Music label.
The events will be available on CD, DVD, as CD/DVD packages and as digital downloads.
The Dr. John tribute, titled The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music, captures a May 2014 event held at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans' French Quarter. The show featured a surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen, who joined Dr. John for a rendition of the New Orleans legend's funky 1973 hit "Right Place, Wrong Time." Other guest performers included John Fogerty, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes.
The show also featured an impressive house band led by Don Was on bass which included drummer Kenny Aronoff and Rolling Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
The Garcia homage, Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, took place in May 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The show was held about a month before The Grateful Dead's historic "Fare Thee Well" 50th anniversary concerts, and featured the band's four core surviving members -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Kreutzmann.
Other performers include Peter Frampton, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, one-time Dead keyboardist Bruce Hornsby, frequent Garcia collaborator David Grisman, Jimmy Cliff, Widespread Panic, the late Allen Toussaint and many others.
A third tribute concert, focusing on country-folk great Emmylou Harris, also will be released soon as a CD, DVD, CD/DVD set and digital download.
Blackbird Presents has produced a variety of all-star tribute concerts over the last few years, including shows honoring Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Lennon and Mavis Staples.
Mary McCartney/MPL; Claude GassianSomething is happening in October and we're pretty sure we know what it is! Following a recent Los Angeles Times report claiming that Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters all may be taking part in a new rock festival that month in California, all of those famed artists have posted respective teaser videos to their social media sites featuring snippets of their classic songs and ending with the word "October."
Last month, the Times revealed that the star-studded event was being organized by Goldenvoice, the promoter behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and was expected to take place October 7 to October 9 at the Coachella grounds in Indio, California. According to the article, Dylan and The Stones would play on October 7; McCartney would perform on October 8 along with Neil Young and his current backing group, Promise of the Real; and The Who and Waters would close things out on October 9.
McCartney's teaser is set to a live version of The Beatles' "I've Got a Feeling" and includes a photo of Sir Paul playing his trademark Hofner bass.
The Rolling Stones' clip shows a vinyl LP featuring the band's lips-and-tongue logo spinning on a turntable as the group's tune "All Down the Line" plays.
Dylan's video features various film clips of the folk-rock legend from the 1960s accompanied by his song "Ballad of a Thin Man."
The Who's video includes a montage of footage of the band playing live throughout the years that's set to the classic tune "My Generation."
Lastly, Waters' teaser boasts grainy black-and-white footage of one of his concerts that includes a couple of floating pig-shaped balloons while the studio version Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" plays.
So far, Young is the only one of the aforementioned artists who hasn't posted an "October" teaser clip yet. However, Neil's longtime manager Elliot Roberts did talk about the rumored event with the Times, saying, "It's so special in so many ways, because you won't get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It's a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time."
Official news about the festival, which the media has given the nickname "Oldchella," is expected soon.
Credit: Ian JohnsonCheap Trick will help Daryl Hall launch the new season of his ongoing music series Live from Daryl's House, by appearing on the show this Thursday, May 5. The program airs at 9 p.m. ET on MTV Live, the high-def music channel that used to be known as Palladia.
Live from Daryl's House features artists from various musical genres visiting the Hall & Oates singer at his club, located in Pawling, New York, where they jam on each other's hits and chat.
Other music acts featured on the show this season include Kenny Loggins, soul legends The O'Jays, modern-rockers Daughtry, veteran hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and country star Miranda Lambert.
"I never thought that I'd be able to top the past, but this season is the best one ever," says Hall in a statement.
Here's a full list of upcoming episodes and guest stars:
5/5 --·Cheap Trick 5/12 -- Wyclef Jean 5/19 -- Elle King 5/26 -- The O'Jays 6/2 -- Anderson East 6/9 -- Daughtry 6/16 -- Grace 6/23 -- Kenny Loggins
Samir Hussein/Referns via Getty ImagesRadiohead has gone missing -- at least as far as the Internet is concerned.
All of the postings on English rockers' Facebook and Twitter accounts were inexplicably deleted on Sunday and its website also went blank. Postings on frontman Thom Yorke’s Twitter account have disappeared.
Adding to the mystery, some of their U.K. fans received leaflets in the mail from the band that featured oily artwork and an embossed Radiohead logo. "Sing the song of sixpence that goes 'Burn the witch.' We know where you live," reads the leaflet. “Burn the Witch” refers to an unreleased Radiohead song that dates back about 13 years.
Radiohead fans have posted the mysterious leaflet on their social media accounts.
It’s believed that Radiohead’s vanishing act could have something to do with the group’s upcoming as-yet untitled album, rumored to come out in the first half of this year, according to Billboard magazine.
The last album from the group was 2011's The King of Limbs.
Meanwhile, Radiohead -- whose members also include Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien -- will embark on a tour later this month, with appearances set for several major U.S. music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, the industry trade magazine reports.
Concord RecordsPeter Wolf kicked off a U.S. tour this weekend in support of his critically acclaimed new solo album, A Cure for Loneliness. After a series of shows in New England and New York, the trek will hit various cities in the Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic states before eventually making its way to California in August.
Wolf tells ABC Radio that he and his longtime backing band, The Midnight Travelers, are "gonna be trying to get to as many places as we possibly can" this year to promote the record, which finds the founding J. Geils Band frontman delving into various genres of American roots music.
While Wolf has taken part in a number of reunion shows with his old group during the last few years, he says his main focus currently is on his solo career.
"There's so much I get out of the solo works that that's where the energies have gone and feels the most natural right now for me," he tells ABC Radio. "I respect…the body of work that the Geils Band created, and all the shows that we did means a lot to me…It's something that helped me get to where I am now, but where I am now is where kind of my focus is at."
Although Wolf has no current plans to record new music with The J. Geils Band, fans of the group likely will find plenty to enjoy on A Cure for Loneliness, which features quite a few soul- and R&B-flavored tunes reminiscent of the band's classic songs.
Meanwhile, Peter says he has a special chemistry and camaraderie with the members of his solo band, most of whom play on nearly every track on A Cure for Loneliness. "We have a brotherhood and a kinship that's, for me, like no other," he explains. (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
Fans coming out to Wolf's upcoming shows can expect to hear a mix of songs from the new album and selections from his previous solo records, plus of few Geils Band gems too. One interesting tune featured in his set is a bluegrass reworking of the J. Geils Band classic "Love Stinks," which also appears on A Cure for Loneliness.
Wolf's next show takes place this Thursday in Norfolk, Connecticut, and the trek currently is mapped out through an August 21 concert in Brownfield, Maine. Here are all of his confirmed tour dates, according to PeterWolf.com:
4/29 -- Hartford, CT, Infinity Music Hall 4/30 -- Fall River, MA, Narrows Center for the Arts 5/1 -- Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall 5/5 -- Norfolk, CT, Infinity Music Hall 5/6 -- New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom 5/11 -- Portland, ME, Port City Music Hall 5/12 -- Somerville, MA, Somerville Theatre 5/13 -- Albany, NY, The Egg 5/19 -- Ann Arbor, MI, The Ark 5/20 -- Ann Arbor, MI, The Ark 5/21 -- Chicago, IL, Park West 6/1 -- Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere 6/3 -- Atlanta, GA, City Winery 6/4 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery 6/5 -- Louisville, KY, Headliners Music Hall 6/7 -- Cleveland, OH, Music Box Supper Club 6/8 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Three Rivers Festival 6/9 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage 6/24 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 7/8 -- Greenfield, MA, Green River Festival 8/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre 8/14 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 8/19 -- Plymouth, MA, Spire Center for Arts 8/20 -- Lowell, MA, Lowell Summer Music Series 8/21 -- Brownfield, ME, Stone Mountain Arts Center
Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney came face-to-face with a part of his past at his concert stop at Little Rock, Arkansas' Verizon Arena on Saturday.
McCartney met Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, two members of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine black students who struggled against segregation, enrolling in the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their bravery inspired the lyrics to “Blackbird," which appeared on The Beatles' White Album.
The Verizon Arena posted a picture of the 73-year-old rock legend posing with the ladies backstage before the concert on its Facebook page.
ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Pop's new album, Post Pop Depression, gave the Godfather of Punk his highest-charting album ever. Recorded in collaboration with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album allowed Pop to try some different sounds from the music he made with his band The Stooges.
"It's not supposed to sound like the god**** Stooges," Homme said at a live interview in Los Angeles this past week, according to Rolling Stone.
Instead, the pair took inspiration from Pop's work with David Bowie, particularly the albums Lust for Life and The Idiot.
"Those records were clearly made at the speed of inspiration," Homme said. "They sound like that, don't they? They're trying to stand on their own. It seems like this joyous, wonderful, effortless thing, and we tried to make a record we would enjoy too. They cared about those records and we cared about ours."
As for the lyrical content of Post Pop Depression, some of it came from a series of essays Pop wrote about his sex life and sent to Homme.
"I was having a dry spell in my life. It happens to everybody," Pop said. "I thought, how much of my life am I going to have to wreck to get my sex life back? Let's write about what it was to make sure it was worth it."
Environmentalists want Elton John to reconsider his decision to headline a Portuguese music festival over concerns that it will damage a nearby nature preserve, U.K. newspaper The Guardian reports.
Local campaigners have reportedly written an open letter to Elton, asking him to boycott the Marés Vivas festival. The event is set to take place in July on an area of land close to the Duoro River Estuary, which is home to more than 220 species of birds.
"More than your business and your art, please consider the environmental importance of the area," the letter reads. "…Elton John, we strongly believe that if anyone is able to change the stubborn minds of the festival managers it is you."
Campaigners say "damaging" preparations for the festival have already begun, including bulldozing and cutting down trees. They're worried that the crowds, noise and lights from the festival will further impact the preserve.
Kevin Mazur; Kevin Kane/Courtesy of HBOThe HBO special featuring highlights from the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres this Saturday at 8 p.m., just over three weeks after the event was held in Brooklyn, New York. This year's class of inductees included four classic-rock acts that many music fans felt had been long overlooked -- Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and Cheap Trick -- along with the influential rap act N.W.A.
In the weeks leading up the ceremony, conflicts over the post-induction performances led to key original members of Deep Purple and Chicago -- guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and singer/bassist Peter Cetera, respectively -- boycott the event. But the artists who did take part in the event delivered plenty of heartfelt and humorous speeches and performances.
Here are just some of the memorable moments to look out for if you watch the show:
-- Deep Purple was inducted by longtime superfan Lars Ulrich of Metallica, who gave a speech in which he wondered why it took so long for Purple to be inducted, since they've been eligible since 1993.
-- Deep Purple's current lineup performed "Highway Star," "Hush" and, of course, "Smoke on the Water."
-- Miller was inducted by The Black Keys, and he gave a speech in which he called for the Rock Hall's induction process to become more transparent, and for more women to be inducted.
-- Steve and his current band played "Fly Like an Eagle," "Rock 'n Me" and "The Joker," a song he claimed saved his career.
-- N.W.A. was inducted by acclaimed rapper and fellow Compton, California, native Kendrick Lamar.
-- Chicago was welcomed into the Rock Hall by Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas.
-- While Cetera was a no-show, original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine, who left the band in 1990, took part in the induction and the performance. Thomas joined Chicago to sing "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and the band also played "Saturday in the Park" and "25 or 6 to 4."
-- Cheap Trick were ushered into the Hall of Fame by Kid Rock.
-- Original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos reunited with his fellow founding members for the first time since 2010 to play "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police."
-- The all-star jam at the end of the night featured a rendition of Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame," which Cheap Trick had covered in 1979.
-- Ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne teamed up with indie-pop singer Kimbra and The Roots to pay tribute to the late David Bowie with a performance of "Fame."
-- Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter collaborated on a version of The Eagles' "New Kid in Town" in honor of the late Glenn Frey.
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airs Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Billed as "the most comprehensive Beatles exhibition ever assembled," the display includes more than 150 artifacts from the collection of Peter Miniaci & Associates, a firm that specializes in items related to the legendary band. The exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the Beatles members' lives and careers, from their days prior to the group's formation through their heyday as international sensations to the music icons' post-breakup years.
Among the memorabilia featured in "The Magical History Tour" are some instruments belonging to the band members, rare photos and posters, letters and documents, Beatles merchandise and much more. The display includes a drum kit from the pre-Beatles group The Quarrymen, an infamous document dissolving the Fab Four's partnership and the copy of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy album that Lennon signed for his murderer, Mark David Chapman, the day Chapman shot him to death.
The exhibition isn't officially sanctioned by The Beatles, but a representative for Exhibits Development Group, which produced the attraction, says the band gave it their blessing.
"They basically, for all intents and purposes, said, 'Good luck,'" EDG's Will Peterson tells Billboard. "So we picked up what they were putting down and went ahead and planned an exhibition that is sensitive to their copyrights, and we're certainly not trying to be at conflict with anything that the Beatles are doing. We're just trying to tell the story in a unique and different way."
Visit TheHenryFord.org for pricing details.The exhibit will run through September 18, and then -- according to Billboard -- reopen in March 2017 at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
Columbia RecordsBob Dylan's new cover version of Frank Sinatra's 1957 hit "All the Way" has premiered online on Dylan's official website and YouTube channel. The track will be featured on the folk-rock legend's upcoming album Fallen Angels, which will be released May 20.
Dylan's rendition of "All the Way" transforms the tune into a laid-back country shuffle, complete with twangy pedal-steel guitar. Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, the song was introduced in the 1957 film The Joker Is Wild. The tune went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
As previously reported, Fallen Angels will be Dylan's second consecutive album dedicated to songs recorded by Sinatra, following 2015's Shadows in the Night. The new record will be available as a CD, a vinyl LP and a digital download. A blue-vinyl version of the album is available exclusively at Barnes & Noble, while Dylan's online store is selling limited-edition bundles packaging the CD or LP with a lithograph and a pack of Fallen Angels playing cards. If you pre-order the digital version of the album, you'll automatically receive a free download of "All the Way" and another track, "Melancholy Mood."
Dylan will support Fallen Angels with a U.S. tour that kicks off June 4 in Woodinville, Washington, and runs through a July 17 concert in Gilford, New Hampshire. Mavis Staples will open all of the shows. Purchase a pair of tickets to certain concerts and you'll receive a free CD copy of the new album.
RhinoChicago was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, and now comes word that a new box set featuring high-quality Blu-ray Audio versions of most of the band's early albums will be released on June 17.
Chicago Quadio is a nine-disc collection boasting new quadrophonic and stereo mixes of the horn-driven rock act's first eight studio efforts, and of the group's 1975 greatest-hits compilation.
The box set, which will sell for a suggested list price of $159.98, will replicate the original sleeves and packaging of the nine albums, including mini posters and an iron-on that came with 1975's Chicago VIII. All of the albums have been remastered in both quadrophonic and stereo.
Among the many classic songs featured on the Chicago Quadio collection are "Beginnings," "Make Me Smile," "Saturday in the Park," "25 or 6 to 4," "Colour My World," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Just You 'n' Me," "Old Days," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and the chart-topping "If You Leave Me Now."
Here is the list of albums featured in the Chicago Quadio box set:
Chicago Transit Authority (1969) Chicago (1970) Chicago III (1971) Chicago V (1972) Chicago VI (1973) Chicago VII (1974) Chicago VIII (1975) Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits (1975) Chicago X (1976)
Reprise RecordsNeil Young will release a new live album titled Earth on June 17 that features a variety of tunes the folk-rock legend performed recently with his current backing group Promise of the Real.
In a statement, Young reveals that Earth is 98 minutes long, and explains that the album "flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together." He adds, "Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well and the animals, insects, birds and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times."
The track list includes four songs that appear on Young's most recent studio album, 2015's The Monsanto Years, his classic "After the Gold Rush," a variety of lesser-known gems from his back catalog and a previously unreleased tune called "Seed Justice."
Young also posted a message about Earth on his official Facebook page, noting that the album is too long to "fit on iTunes." He adds, "It breaks all their rules (and couldn't all really be heard that way anyway). No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH. I know I won't."
Special limited-edition Earth bundles are available for pre-order now at Young's official online store that feature either a two-CD or a three-LP vinyl set packaged with a poster and a high-res digital version of the album compatible with Neil's Pono music player. The CD collection will be available on June 17, while the vinyl set won't be released until August 12.
Also, Young will be attending a listening party for Earth that will be held on Friday, May 6, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in L.A. The entire album will be played on a Pono system at the event.
Here is the track list of Earth:
"Mother Earth" "Seed Justice" "My Country Home" "The Monsanto Years" "Western Hero" "Vampire Blues" "Hippie Dream" "After the Gold Rush" "Human Highway" "Big Box" "People Want to Hear About Love" "Wolf Moon" "Love & Only Love"
Credit: Eleanor StillsThe Rides, Stephen Stills' blues-rock project with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and ex-Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, return with their second album, Pierced Arrow, next week.
In advance of the record's May 6 release, the band has shared the lead track, "Kick Out of It," online at The Huffington Post.
The mid-tempo rock tune is highlighted by some blazing guitar work from Stills and Shepherd and Stephen's attitude-heavy vocals.
"This song is authentic rock 'n' roll at its best," Shepherd tells The Huffington Post. "This is the first song we wrote together for this record and it really set the tone for the entire album. It's vintage Stephen Stills. The song idea was conceived decades ago and was finished with The Rides."
Pierced Arrow is the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut, Can't Get Enough. The Rides' lineup also features longtime Crosby, Stills & Nash touring bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Chris Layton, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
The Rides will launch a U.S. tour in support of Pierced Arrow this Monday, May 2, in Burnsville, Minnesota. The trek currently is mapped out through a June 5 concert in Riverside, California.
5/2 -- Burnsville, MN, Ames Center 5/3 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater 5/5 -- Springfield, IL, Sangamon Auditorium 5/6 -- Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theater 5/8 -- Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre 5/9 -- Munhall, PA, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall 5/11 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 5/12 -- New York, NY, Town Hall 5/13 -- Kingston, NY, UPAC 5/15 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sand Bethlehem Events Center 5/17 -- Boston, MA, Wilbur Theater 5/18 -- Providence, RI, Lupo's 5/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Pantages Theatre 6/1 -- San Diego, CA, Balboa Theater 6/2 -- Berkeley, CA, UC Theatre 6/4 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort 6/5 -- Riverside, CA, Fox PAC
The National Concert Day event serves to promote the summer concert season and celebrates the artists who will be hitting the road this year.
The show also will feature performances by country singer Dierks Bentley, rap star Wiz Khalifa and other as-yet-unannounced artists. In addition, a variety of musicians will be attending the event, including Bad Company's Simon Kirke. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show will host the event, which will be streamed live at LiveNation.com/ConcertDay16.
All of the aforemenioned artists attending the National Concert Day Show will be launching their own tours this summer. For example, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick will be teaming up with Heart for the Rock Hall Three for All trek, kicking off July 14 in Clarkston, Michigan.
In conjunction with the launch of the summer concert season, Live Nation also will be offering special $20 tickets to hundreds of shows. The tickets will be available from May 13 through May 20. More details will be announced soon at LiveNation.com and Live Nation's social media pages. Also, as part of a partnership with Pringles, Live Nation is giving concertgoers the chance to buy four tickets for the price of three by visiting LiveNation.com/Pringles.
Atlantic RecordsPhil Collins' ongoing "Take a Look at Me Now" campaign, which finds the former Genesis star reissuing all of his solo albums with unreleased bonus tracks, is wrapping up June 10 with the release of deluxe editions of ....But Seriously and Going Back, the latter now retitled The Essential Going Back.
1989's ...But Seriously included the smash hit "Another Day in Paradise," and topped the Billboard chart for four weeks. Going Back, which came out in 2010, was his first new album since 2002's Testify, and featured the singer/drummer interpreting Motown classics from artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Smokey Robinson.
"I decided to call this version of Going Back The Essential Going Back," Collins says in a statement. "In retrospect, I included too much music on the original version, and I believe that too much is not always a good thing. Hence this trimmed-down selection of my favorite Motown songs."
As with all of the reissues, both albums include a second disc featuring demos, live recordings and B-sides.
Here are the track listings:
Original Album Remastered
"Hang In Long Enough" "That's Just the Way It Is" "Do You Remember?" "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" "Colours" "I Wish It Would Rain Down" "Another Day in Paradise" "Heat on the Street" "All of My Life" "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" "Father to Son" "Find a Way to My Heart"
"Hang In Long Enough" (Live)* "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" (Live)* "Colours" (Live)* "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" (Live)* "Always" (Live)* "Find a Way to My Heart" (Live)* "That's How I Feel" (B-side) "You've Been In Love (That Little Bit Too Long)" (B-side) "Another Day in Paradise" (Demo) "That's Just the Way It Is" (Demo) "I Wish It Would Rain Down" (Demo) "Hang In Long Enough" (Demo) "Do You Remember?" (Demo)
The Essential Going Back
Original Album Remastered
"Going Back" "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" "(Love Is Like a) Heatwave" "Some of Your Lovin'" "Going to a Go-Go" "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" "Something About You" "Talkin' About My Baby" "Do I Love You" "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me for a Little While)" "Too Many Fish in the Sea" "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
"Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours) -- Intro" (Live)* "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (Live)* "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" (Live)* "Dancing in the Street" (Live)* "(Love Is Like a) Heatwave" (Live)* "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (Live)* "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" (Live)* "Talkin' Bout My Baby" (Live)* "Do I Love You" (Live)* "Ain't That Peculiar" (Live)* "Too Many Fish in the Sea" (Live)* "You Really Got a Hold on Me" (Live)* "Something About You" (Live)* "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Live)* "My Girl" (Live)* "Going Back" (Live)*
Aerosmith has confirmed its first U.S. concert performance of 2016, a September 16 headlining appearance at the second annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival, which will be held at the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds in San Diego. The three-day event, which runs September 16-18, also will feature Jimmy Buffett, Gregg Allman, Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz, Hall & Oates, The Avett Brothers, Third Eye Blind, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, The Struts and many other acts.
In addition, the festival's lineup boasts several well-known comedians, including Dana Carvey, Janeane Garofalo, Darrell Hammond, Jeff Ross and the cast of the HBO series Silicon Valley. The fest also will offer contemporary art displays, food, a selection of alcoholic beverages and more.
Meanwhile, Aerosmith also has announced a trio of concerts in Brazil this October. The shows are scheduled for October 11 in Porto Alegre, October 15 in Sao Paulo and October 21 in Recife.
In related news, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has lined up a June 15 headlining performance at the inaugural LaconiaFest, a nine-day motorcycle and music festival running from June 11 to June 19 in Laconia, New Hampshire. Tyler joins a previously announced lineup that includes Poison's Bret Michaels, Ted Nugent, Sevendust, Fuel, Lita Ford, Warrant, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Saving Abel, Trixter and L.A. Guns.
Mike Coppola/Getty ImageOn his show Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed John Mellencamp ahead of his being presented with ASCAP's prestigious Founders Award at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday evening.
The singer-songwriter brought a special guest to Kimmel's stage -- his cute granddaughter.
Sitting and swaying in the chair next to Mellencamp -- so much so that he eventually told her to sit with him in his seat -- the little girl couldn't name any of her granddad's songs, but sang along with the audience on the chorus to "Jack & Diane," which grandpa (or Old Man, as she calls him) sang to close out the show. Incidentally, Mellencamp admitted beforehand that the fan favorite was one of those he no longer likes playing in concert, but made an exception for the Kimmel appearance.
Mellencamp also reminisced about working and hanging out with Bob Dylan, who is a prior ASCAP Founders Award winner. "He's the funniest guy I ever met," Mellencamp said of the music legend. "He's got a great sense of humor...He teases -- that's what he and I do: we smoke together and tease each other."
Mellencamp's Plain Spoken tour resumes October 11 in Worcester, Massachusetts.