Credit: Andrew EcclesThe Zombies will come creeping back to the U.S. in the coming weeks for a few concerts in Florida that will sandwich their performances on the third installment of The Moody Blues Cruise. The famous British Invasion band will kick off its 2016 stateside itinerary off with shows in Orlando on February 24 and Fort Lauderdale on February 25.
The Zombies then will join The Moody Blues and a variety of other acts on the cruise, which embarks from Miami on February 26 and visits Key West and the Bahamas before returning to post on March 1. The band will follow that with two more gigs in the Sunshine State -- on March 2 in Clearwater and March 3 in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Meanwhile, Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone has a series of solo shows lined up in the U.K. during the latter half of April, but his band will return to the U.S. in May for another run of tour dates. Those concerts run from a May 13 performance in Uncasville, Connecticut, through a May 29 gig in St. Charles, Illinois. Three of the shows also feature The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere and his current incarnation of the group on the bill.
The Zombies continue to promote their latest studio album, Still Got That Hunger, which was released in October.
2/24 -- Orlando, FL, Plaza Live Orlando 2/25 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse 2/26-3/1 -- Embarks from Miami, FL, The Moody Blues Cruise III 3/2 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre 3/3 -- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 5/13 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun 5/14 -- Rockville, MD, Robert E. Parilla PAC at Montgomery College 5/15 -- Phoenixville, PA, The Colonial Theatre 5/16 -- Easton, MD, Avalon Theatre 5/18 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage 5/20 -- Niagara Falls, NY, The Bear's Den at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel 5/21 -- Montclair, NJ, The Wellmont Theater* 5/22 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury* 5/24 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre* 5/28 -- Louisville, KY, Abbey Road on the River 5/29 -- St. Charles, IL, The Arcada Theatre
Credit: Ryan WilliamsDo you have what it takes to be the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots? In a statement posted on their website, the current band members -- guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz -- have announced they're searching for a new frontman, and they're asking you to send in an audition piece.
"As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott [Weiland], we had been working with the incomparable [Linkin Park frontman] Chester Bennington," the post reads. "What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…"
"We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots," the band continues. "We've already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that."
Weiland, of course, passed away late last year. He co-founded STP and remained with the band until they broke up in 2002. STP reunited in 2008, but Weiland was dismissed from the band in 2013. Bennington then joined as STP's frontman, but left the band last November in order to focus solely on Linkin Park.
"No one will ever 'replace' Scott, that was never the intent," STP's statement concludes. "The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do...make music!"
Theo Wargo/FilmMagicA previously unreleased song from the Dave Navarro era of Red Hot Chili Peppers has hit the Internet. The song, which is called "Circle of the Noose," was leaked by a YouTube user. A representative for Red Hot Chili Peppers confirmed the track's authenticity to Rolling Stone.
Founding Jane's Addiction guitarist Navarro joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1993 following the departure of John Frusciante. He played lead guitar on RHCP's 1995 album, One Hot Minute, before leaving the band in 1998. "Circle of the Noose" was recorded in 1997.
When asked about "Circle of the Noose" on Twitter, Navarro replied, "Wow what a trip down memory lane!"
Red Hot Chili Peppers' current guitarist is Josh Klinghoffer. The band is in the midst of recording their new album, its first since 2011's I'm with You.
Credit: Scarlet PageBefore Billy Corgan launches his In Plainsong tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, he'll be hitting the road on a different quest. In a note posted to his People and Their Cars photography blog, Corgan has announced that he will be traveling the U.S. in an effort to make a documentary "about America," and he's requesting your assistance.
"As we meet strangers and friends in living rooms and backyards and porches, and near campfires and rusting trolleys, we'll need your help of where to go and what we must see," writes Corgan. "If that intrigues you, and you or yours have family along our route, we'd like you to contact us with good heart." He adds that he'll "need to be invited into old-fashioned parlors and the like to retain some sense memory of what's come and gone."
Corgan will be bringing his guitar along with him on the trip, which will be a prelude of sorts to the In Plainsong tour.
The In Plainsong tour, which is billed as an "Acoustic-Electro Evening," begins March 22 in Portland, Oregon, and will wrap up April 20 in Houston. The shows will feature a "long and varied set," including a suite of Siamese Dream songs.
Credit: Rob ShanahanJeff Lynne's ELO has lined up special performances on September 9, 10 and 11 at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It's the first U.S. concerts for the latest incarnation of Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra since the two shows the band played this past November at small venues in L.A. and New York City to celebrate the release of its new album, Alone in the Universe.
At the concerts, Lynne and ELO will be accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins. The shows, which are part of the venue's 2016 summer concert series, also will feature a fireworks display. This will be the first time ELO has ever performed at the Hollywood Bowl.
Tickets for the concerts will be available at HollywoodBowl.com or by calling 323-850-2000323-850-2000. Venue subscriptions and group sales will go on sale Tuesday, February 9. Subscribers will be able to buy single tickets to the ELO shows beginning March 8, while tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 1.
In other news, Jeff Lynne's ELO recently was announced as the first headliner for the 2016 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held June 22-26 near Pilton, U.K. The band's set will take place on June 26 during the "Sunday teatime slot," and will mark ELO's debut performance at the famous fest.
Credit: Norman SeeffHeart is among the performers who will take the stage at the 2016 Grammy Celebration, the Recording Academy's official after-party event that will take place immediately following the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15.
The bash will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year's theme is "Grammy Land" -- a takeoff on the classic board game Candy Land that will include oversized candy displays, cotton candy trees, acrobats and aerialists and other playful design elements. Attendees will include Recording Academy members, Grammy nominees and other celebrities. R&B star Aloe Blacc and jazz artist Arturo O'Farrill also will perform at the Grammy Celebration.
Meanwhile, Heart will launch the Queens of Sheba Tour, its joint Canadian trek with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, on March 7 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The two bands also will hit the road together, along with Cheap Trick, this summer on the Rock Hall Three for All Tour, which kicks off July 14 in Clarkston, Michigan. You can check out Hart's full tour schedule at Heart-Music.com.
ABC/Randy HolmesCommuters at London's St. Pancras International railway train station got a wonderful, crazy surprise on Thursday afternoon when Elton John unexpectedly showed up there and began playing a piano that had been set up in the middle of the station. The Press Association reports that the pop-rock legend, whose new album Wonderful, Crazy Night will be released on Friday, played for a few minutes without singing, then signed the piano and greeted some fans before exiting the station.
Elton posted a photo from his impromptu performance on his official Facebook page along a message that explains, "Surprise!! I popped into St Pancras International to christen the Yamaha piano which I donated to the station. Now everyone can have a play."
Photos posted on various social media accounts say the message John wrote on the piano reads, "Enjoy the piano! It's a gift. Love, Elton John."
A video of the performance shot by a man named Richard Taylor and posted on his YouTube site shows that John played an instrumental medley of his songs that began with a snippet of his new tune "Looking Up" and included segments of "Tiny Dancer," "Your Song," "Bennie and the Jets," "Candle in the Wind" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."
Credit: Ross HalfinHollywood Vampires, the hard-rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, will give their first television performance on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, for a special yet sad occasion.
Cooper tells Rolling Stone his band will pay tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the ceremony, and also will play a new original tune titled "As Bad as I Am." The song will appear as a bonus track on a deluxe digital edition of the group's 2015 self-titled album that's due Friday, February 12. The Hollywood Vampires lineup for the Grammy performance also will include Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, former GN'R drummer Matt Sorum, and Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen.
Meanwhile, a number of other special Grammy perfomances have just been announced, including an homage to late blues legend B.B. King that will feature Bonnie Raitt, acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and country star Chris Stapleton.
As previously reported, Lady Gaga will give a tribute performance honoring the late David Bowie.
The 2016 Grammys, hosted by LL Cool J, airs Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Credit: Joseph GuayIt's a wonderful, crazy time for Elton John. The pop-rock legend will be all over television during the next few days, promoting his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night, which gets its release Friday.
First up for the Rocket Man will be a performance tonight, February 4, on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs at 11:35 a.m. ET. The show also will feature appearances by Lionel Richie and Bruce Willis.
Then on Friday, the album's release date, Elton will be interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, which begins at 7 a.m. ET.
Moving on to the weekend, Elton will appear on a special post-Super Bowl episode of CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden, which starts at 12:37 a.m. ET. John will become the latest star to be featured on an installment of the popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment of the program.
Lastly, an extra performance Elton taped during his recent visit to The Ellen Degeneres Show will premiere on this Monday's episode of the NBC talk show. Check your local listings to find out when the program airs in your area.
As previously reported, Wonderful Crazy Night is John's 33rd studio album and was produced by T-Bone Burnett. It features a collection of mostly upbeat tunes that Elton co-wrote with his longtime songwriting lyricist, Bernie Taupin.
The Rolling Stones in 2015 (Credit: Kevin Mazur)The Rolling Stones started up their America Latina Olé Tour Wednesday night at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, with a 19-song set packed with classic tunes. The rock legends kicked thing off, appropriately, with "Start Me Up" and finished with a two-song finale of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
In addition to classics like "Paint It Black," "Honky Tonk Women," "Miss You," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Sympathy for the Devil," the band performed the rarely played 1967 gem "She's a Rainbow," which chosen by fans in an online poll, and "Out of Control," a single from 1997's Bridges to Babylon album. Guitarist Keith Richards also took his usual two-song turn at the mic during the show, delivering lead vocals on "You Got the Silver" and "Happy."
The Rolling Stones' official website documented the concert by collecting posts from various Twitter accounts that included song-by-song photos and comments. The band also posted a brief video clip of its performance of "Start Me Up." In addition, you can check out a fan-filmed video of the group performing "She's a Rainbow" on YouTube.
The Stones' next concert is scheduled for this Sunday, February 7, at La Plata Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first of three shows at the venue. You can check out the group's full itinerary at RollingStones.com.
Here's the full set list of the band's show in Santiago, Chile:
"Start Me Up" "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" "Let's Spend the Night Together" "Tumbling Dice" "Out of Control" "She's a Rainbow" (by request) "Wild Horses" "Paint It Black" "Honky Tonk Women" "You Got the Silver" "Happy" "Midnight Rambler" "Miss You" "Gimme Shelter" "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Sympathy for the Devil" "You Can't Always Get What You Want" "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Raphael Dias/Getty ImagesQueen guitarist Brian May is one of several music stars who have lent their talents to a song called "One Voice," which is featured in a new documentary titled A Dog Named Gucci that takes a look at animal-abuse laws in the U.S. The tune, which also features Norah Jones, Aimee Mann and Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs, is expected to be released on April 16 in conjunction with the 2016 Record Store Day campaign.
A Dog Named Gucci tells the story of a puppy in Mobile, Alabama, that was doused in lighter fluid and set on fire. The dog was saved by a college professor named Doug James, who adopted and cared for the animal, and then set about on a successful campaign to have the animal-cruelty laws in Alabama overhauled. The film, which will be released on DVD and digital platforms on April 19, was directed by Gorman Bechard, who was honored with the 2016 Media Excellence Award from the ASPCA for his work on the movie.
"One Voice" is heard during the closing credits of the documentary. Proceeds raised by the single will be donated to animal charities around the United States. A digital version of the track can be pre-ordered now at iTunes.
Paul Zimmerman/WireImageEx-Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm hasn't released a solo album since 2009's Lou Gramm Band, but the singer reports that he's making progress putting together a new record.
"Over the last couple years we have been recording [tracks] and tweaking them and listening and changing the [arrangements]," he tells ABC Radio. "You know, we're in that process. And I think we've got about eight songs."
Gramm says that while it's become common for artists to release individual tracks digitally, he'd prefer to issue a full-length collection of tunes, preferably with the backing of a record company.
"As old fashioned as I am, I'd actually like to have a label and some publicity and a little push from the label," the 65-year-old singer maintains, "and a tour to promote the album the way people have done in the recent past."
Meanwhile, Gramm is preparing to play his first show of 2016, a February 12 gig in Biloxi, Mississippi. He also has a series of four concerts in the Los Angeles area lined up for late March, and he reveals that some special guests may join him at those performances.
"I'm gonna call some of my old Atlantic Records cohorts and drag them out," Lou tells ABC Radio. "That should be fun. And I have a lot of friends that live in California too, so I'm looking forward to the shows."
As Gramm explains, fans coming out to his concerts will get to hear "the big Foreigner hits," of course, as well as "things from my solo albums and maybe sometimes an old Beatles song we throw in there."
Gramm, who's been performing as a solo artist since exiting Foreigner in 2003, says he's planning to make some changes to his show this year, including adding a new member to his backing band and extending his set from 75 minutes to 90 minutes.
"To make those great Ian MacDonald and Junior Walker parts come to life live, we've been auditioning…a multi-instrumentalist," he reveals. "[We're] looking for that someone to play the parts in 'Urgent,' in 'Double Vision,' in 'Long, Long Way from Home,' and someone who can put down the sax and pick up a rhythm guitar or also play keyboard. And it really helps if they had a decent voice to sing background too...I think we've found somebody that's pretty good."
As for the decision to lengthen his concerts, he explains, "Between my solo hits and the Foreigner hits and…a couple of our favorite old songs…we have to leave some good things out. And adding another 15 minutes we can now be indulgent enough to put some more of those great songs in."
Gramm only has a handful of confirmed shows on his schedule, but he notes that plenty more will be added soon, including possibly some in international dates. Here are all of Gramm's 2016 U.S. tour dates, according to Pollstar:
2/12 -- Biloxi, MS, Golden Nugget Biloxi 3/18 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose 3/19 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre 3/25 -- Agoura Hills, CA, The Canyon 3/26 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House Concert Hall 4/9 -- Pensacola, FL, Vinyl Music Hall 11/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
ABC/Adam TaylorU2's Bono will be presented with the We Are Family Foundation's Humanitarian Award during the organization's 2016 Celebration Gala April 29 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The award recognizes a well-known person who's made notable philanthropic efforts to help people around the world.
Among Bono's humanitarian endeavors cited by the foundation are his contributions to the fight against AIDS and poverty in Africa, partly through the ONE and (RED) organizations, both of which he co-founded.
"For decades Bono's passion for humanity continues through his work as a voice to solve some of our biggest issues on a global scale," says Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, co-founder and chairman of the We Are Family Foundation. "I am proud to have him as this year's We Are Family Foundation Humanitarian honoree, and I'm honored to call him a friend."
In addition to the award presentation, the benefit event will include a live auction, a dinner and a concert featuring Bono and Chic. Funds raised will go toward the foundation's various programs, which support and guide teenage leaders' efforts to promote peace and help people in need around the world.
Rick Kern/WireImageBefore the Broncos and Panthers square off this Sunday in Super Bowl 50, Metallica will play their first concert of 2016, on Saturday, February 6, in San Francisco. In case you can't make it to the concert, the show will be streamed live for free via Webcast.LiveMetallica.com. Metallica's performance will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. PT.
"We can't wait to play our first show of 2016 and there's nowhere we'd rather kick off the festivities than in our own backyard," says drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement. "Even though the show has been sold out for months, Metallica fans around the world will be able to join in on the madness."
Additionally, the show will be recorded to be released as downloads and collectible CDs, which you can pre-order now.
Super Bowl 50 will be held February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Coldplay will headline the halftime show.
Trigger ProductionsForeigner's first-ever live acoustic album, titled In Concert.Unplugged, will be released this Friday, February 5, exclusively via Amazon. The 11-track collection features renditions of many of the band's best-known tunes, recorded at an August 2015 fundraiser held at Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Detroit.
The group's royalties from the album's sales will be donated to JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Amazon is offering a special pre-order deal for the record now.
Among the classic Foreigner tunes featured on In Concert.Unplugged are "Double Vision," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Cold as Ice," "Feels Like the First Time," "Juke Box Hero," and "I Want to Know What Love Is." The band will celebrate the album's arrival with a performance on NBC's Today show Thursday, February 11. The group also will announce their 2016 tour plans during their appearance on the morning program.
In addition, Foreigner has lined up a special series of acoustic shows in conjunction with the release In Concert.Unplugged, running from a February 11 concert in Westbury, New York, through a February 20 performance in Jacksonville, Florida. The band also has more than 30 other North American headlining dates on its 2016 itinerary.
Here's the full track list for In Concert.Unplugged:
"Double Vision" "Say You Will" "Waiting for a Girl Like You" "When It Comes to Love" "Fool for You Anyway" "Dirty White Boy" "Cold as Ice" "Feels Like the First Time" "Juke Box Hero" "I Want to Know What Love Is" "Hot Blooded" (bonus track)
And here's a complete list of Foreigner's confirmed North American tour dates, according to ForeignerOnline.com:
2/11 -- Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury* 2/13 -- Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre* 2/14 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo PAC* 2/15 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre* 2/17 -- New York, NY, Lincoln Center -- Appel Room* 2/19 -- Clearwater, FL, Capital Theatre* 2/20 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre* 3/1 -- Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre 3/2 -- Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre 3/4 -- Cancun, Mexico, Moon Palace Arena 3/5 -- Cancun, Mexico, Moon Palace Arena 3/11 -- Dania Beach, FL, Stage 954 -- Casino at Dania Beach 3/12 -- Miami, FL, MCC Amphitheatre -- Magic City Casino 4/1 -- Harris, MI, Island Resort & Casino 4/2 -- Harris, MI, Island Resort & Casino 4/7 -- Windsor, ON,Canada, Colosseum at Caesar's Windsor 4/8 -- New Buffalo, MI, Silver Creek Event Center 4/9 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino 4/10 -- Fargo, ND, Scheels Arena 4/14 -- Mayetta, KS, Great Lakes Ballroom -- Prairie Band 4/15 -- Mayetta, KS, Great Lakes Ballroom -- Prairie Band 4/16 -- Mulvane, KS, Kansas Star Arena 4/21 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater 4/22 -- Marksville, LA, Paragon Casino 4/23 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live 4/28 -- Schenectady, NY, Proctors Theatre 4/29 -- Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama 4/30 -- Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama 5/1 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live 5/5 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center 5/6 -- Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre 5/7 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Event Center 5/8 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre 5/28 -- Robinsonville, MS, Horseshoe Casino Bluesville 7/1 -- West Wendover, NV, Peppermill Concert Hall 7/2 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Resort Casino 7/15 -- Manchester, IA, Delaware County Fair 7/16 -- Hampton, IA, Franklin County Fair 7/24 -- Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty ImageBlackSabbath's concert date on Wednesday night in Vancouver, Canada has been postponed, another casualty of Ozzy Osbourne's bout with "extreme sinusitis."
The announcement was made Tuesday evening on the legendary band's website and Facebook page, both of which note the show at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver will be rescheduled.
The illness already forced the postponement of the two previous Canadian dates on Sabbath's The End farewell tour: this past Saturday's show at Rexall Place in Edmonton, and a concert that was to have taken place Monday night at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. Like Wednesday night's show, rescheduling information will be announced as soon as it's available.
The End tour kicked off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska. This leg of the trek will wind down with a February 27 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Black Sabbath will return to North America for another leg that's scheduled to launch August 17 in Wantagh, New York, and run through a September 21 concert in Phoenix. In addition, the band will perform a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand in April, and has a European leg plotted for June and July.
Credit: Claude GassianThe Rolling Stones' America Latina Olé Tour gets underway this evening at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile. A video clip of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts arriving at and posing for photos in front of the stadium on Tuesday has been posted on the band's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones are giving fans the opportunity to choose one of the songs that they will perform at the Santiago show via an online poll on their official website. Among the tunes are "She's a Rainbow," which the band hasn't played live since 1998; "Anybody Seen My Baby," which is the group's most popular YouTube video in South America; "She's So Cold"; and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."
The Rolling Stones also recently posted a tour teaser clip on their YouTube channel that features audio of the band rehearsing "Sympathy for the Devil" and video clips of the band's stage setup and gear, including Watts' drum sticks and Richards' and Wood's guitars.
In other news, longtime Stones backing singer Lisa Fischer currently is touring as a solo artist and won't be joining the group on its Latin American trek. Stepping in for Fischer is Sasha Allen, a one-time semifinalist on The Voice who previously has toured with Christina Aguilera, John Legend and Leona Lewis.
The Rolling Stones' America Latina Olé Tour runs through a March 17 concert in Mexico City.
Here's a full list of dates on the trek:
2/3 -- Santiago, Chile, Estadio Nacional 2/7 -- Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Plata Stadium 2/10 -- Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Plata Stadium 2/13 -- Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Plata Stadium 2/16 -- Montevideo, Uruguay, Centenario Stadium 2/20 -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maracana Stadium 2/24 -- São Paulo, Brazil, Morumbi 2/27 -- São Paulo, Brazil, Morumbi 3/2 -- Porto Alegre, Brazil, Beira Rio Stadium 3/6 -- Lima, Peru, Estadio Monumental 3/10 -- Bogota, Colombia, Estadio El Campin 3/14 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Foro Sol 3/17 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Foro Sol
Katarina Benzova; Scott Uchida; Scott UchidaGuns N' Roses' 2016 tour is going international as Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and whoever else may now be playing with the band will be taking their show down to Mexico City for an April 19 performance at the Foro Sol. The concert is scheduled on the Tuesday between the rockers' two headlining appearances at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, which take place on April 16 and 23.
Tickets for the Mexico City show go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 10, at 11 a.m. CT at Ticketmaster.com.mx. The concert is the fifth that GN'R has scheduled this year, along with the Coachella performances and the recently announced April 8 and 9 gigs at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena.
As previously reported, the current Guns N' Roses lineup is confirmed to include founding members Rose, Slash and McKagan, and the upcoming concerts will mark the first time Slash has played live with the group since July 1993.
Here's the full list of GN'R's 2016 tour dates so far:
4/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena 4/9 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena 4/16 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Music Festival 4/19 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Foro Sol 4/23 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Music Festival
Courtesy of the JUNO AwardsOver the years, Bryan Adams has won nearly 20 Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys, and the veteran rocker will have a chance to add to his total this year. Adams' latest album, Get Up, will vie for the Rock Album of the Year trophy at the 2016 ceremony, which will take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Sunday, April 3.
Adams will compete for the honor with Nickelback, Death from Above 1979, The Sheepdogs and Matthew Good. In addition, Bryan is among the artists who will perform at the event, which will air live on Canada's CTV. Young R&B star The Weeknd received the most Juno nominations this year, six.
The show, which coincides with what would have been Manzarek's 76th birthday, will mark the first official concert in more than 15 years to feature both Krieger and Densmore. The lineup also includes various musicians who collaborated or were influenced by Ray over the years, among them Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Foo Fighters/Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, and X's John Doe and Exene Cervenka. Some surprise special guests also will make appearances at the show.
Proceeds raised by the tribute will benefit Stand Up to Cancer. Tickets are available at AXS.com.