She'll sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" as part of the Super Bowl LIII pregame show at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, February 3.
"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," the Empress of Soul said in a statement. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."
The Grammy-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee joins the ranks of top stars who've sung the anthem in the past, including Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Cher, Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Aaron Neville, Luther Vandross, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Faith Hill and Jennifer Hudson.
As previously reported, Maroon 5 and rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi will perform during the Super Bowl halftime show.
The Inspire Change initiative will promote positive change in communities across the U.S. through the collaborative efforts of NFL players, owners and the league office.
PRNewsfoto/Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentIn honor of the upcoming home video release of the acclaimed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, special celebrations are being organized across the U.S. and via social media.
Firstly, a double-decker bus dubbed the Rock Like Queen Tour Bus will visit select cities in the coming weeks offering fans the chance to jump onboard and sing some of their favorite Queen songs together. The bus will be in New York City on January 25; Austin, Texas, on January 30; Las Vegas on February 5; and Los Angeles on February 12. You can reserve a spot on the bus by registering at RockLikeQueen.com; seating is first come, first served.
The Rock Like Queen Tour Bus' journey will end at the famed L.A.-area club The Whisky a Go Go, which on February 12 will host a free fan gathering called the "Get Loud" Extravaganza.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m. PT, will feature musical salutes to Queen and the late Freddie Mercury, including a performance by the tribute band Queen Extravaganza. Tickets to the bash are available on a first-come, first-served basis at gofobo.com/GetLoudWithQueen.
Also as part of the Bohemian Rhapsody promo campaign, the Amazon Alexa device will launch a new "skill" on January 22 allowing fans to sing along with Mercury when they call out "Alexa, play Ay-Oh live!" Freddie's voice will then be heard singing his famous "ay-oh" chant from Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance.
In addition, a worldwide #StompforQueen online campaign has been launched asking Queen lovers to share a recently posted YouTube video via social media showing fans singing "We Will Rock You" or to create their own "Stomp, Stomp, Clap" clip.
Bohemian Rhapsody will be released digitally on January 22, and on DVD and Blu-ray on February 12.
Foreigner guitarist and band leader Mick Jones has reconnected with the group's original frontman, Lou Gramm, in recent years, including performing together at several special reunion shows in 2017 and 2018. Now the two may soon collaborate on music again.
Jones tells ABC Radio, "We do indeed have a little trove of unfinished ideas [dating back to before Gramm left Foreigner in 2003] that we've talked about getting together and maybe finishing…And there's some time now…after slogging away this [past] year that we have to consider something like that…you know, bring them to fruition."
Mick points out, however, that Foreigner has a variety of musical endeavors and projects on its plate, so "it's just a question of time" whether he and Lou will be able to complete any of the tunes.
Jones notes that during the past couple years, the band has recorded live acoustic and orchestral albums, and toured in support of both projects, not to mention playing the reunion gigs, which saw Gramm and other original Foreigner members perform alongside the group's current lineup.
"The way these things are popping up, you know, the orchestral thing [and the] acoustic album [and tour]…we've discovered that we can cover a lot of bases," Jones says. "And it makes for a really interesting experience for our fans." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
As for Foreigner's 2019 plans, the band will launch a Canadian trek in February, followed by a series of spring U.S. shows. Foreigner then will head to Europe for a variety of gigs in June and July. The group also has confirmed performances at three U.S. fairs in September. Mick tells ABC Radio that a few Foreigner reunion concerts will be scheduled this year as well.
2/22 -- Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Hard Rock Vancouver 2/23 -- Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Hard Rock Vancouver 2/24 -- Kamloops, BC, Canada, Sandman Centre 2/26 -- Cranbook, BC, Canada, Western Financial Place 2/27 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Grey Eagle Resort 2/28 -- Enoch, AB, Canada, River Cree Resort & Casino 3/2 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place 3/4 -- Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 3/5 -- Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, GFL Memorial Gardens 3/7 -- Sudbury, ON, Canada, Sudbury Community Arena 3/8 -- Hamilton, ON, Canada, FirstOntario Concert Hall 3/10 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 3/11 -- Peterborough, ON, Canada, Peterborough Memorial Centre 3/12 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier 3/14 -- Québec, QC, Canada, Grand Théâtre de Québec 3/15 -- Moncton, NB, Canada, The Centre at Casino New Brunswick 3/17 -- Halifax, NS, Canada, Scotiabank Centre 3/18 -- Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, Eastlink Centre Charlottetown 3/21 -- Brookville, NY, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts 3/22 -- Hanover, MD, Live! Event Center 3/23 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee Casino 3/25 -- Leaves from Fort Lauderdale, FL, '70's Rock & Romance Cruise 4/20 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theatre 4/22 -- Beaumont, TX, Julie Rogers Theatre 4/23 -- Corpus Christi, TX, American Bank Center Selena Auditorium 4/26 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live Biloxi 4/27 -- Valdosta, GA, Wild Adventures Theme Park 5/3 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 5/5 -- Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort Casino 5/7 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre 5/8 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center 5/9 -- Worcester, MA, Hanover Theatre 5/24 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indy 500 Miller Carb Day 6/9 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 6/14 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater 9/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State Fair 9/27 -- Bloomsburg, PA, Bloomsburg Fair 9/29 -- West Springfield, MA, Xfinity Arena at The Big E
Credit: Louis RodigerBerlin frontwoman Teri Nunn is among the influential female music artists who will be honored at the seventh annual She Rocks Awards.
The event will take place Friday, January 25, during the 2019 edition of the popular music-equipment trade conference The NAMM Show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.
The She Rocks Awards are presented The Women's International Music Network, a.k.a. The WiMN, and acknowledge women who have made important contributions to the music industry.
"We are pleased to be honoring the one and only Terri Nunn at the upcoming She Rocks Awards," says The WiMN founder, Laura B. Whitmore. "Her accomplishments and persona have had a lasting influence on countless musicians."
In addition, the late Janis Joplin will be recognized with the She Rocks Awards' first Lifetime Achievement Award, and will be saluted with a special performance featuring Australian guitar whiz Orianthi, singer Judith Hill and others. Members of Joplin's family are expected to take part in the tribute.
Among the other 2019 honorees are Lisa Loeb, Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and Macy Gray.
Tickets to the She Rocks Awards are available now at TheWiMN.com.
Courtesy of Motown RecordsA new Grammy concert special celebrating the 60th anniversary of Motown Records will be taped in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 12 -- two days after the 61st Grammy Awards -- Billboard reports.
Multiple sources confirmed to the magazine that the event will be the latest in an annual series of tribute concerts held within days of the Grammys to take advantage of the many stars in town for the awards ceremony. The Motown special will air at as at-yet-unannounced date on CBS.
The 60th anniversary Motown tribute follows the famous 1984 NBC special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, on which Michael Jackson performed his famous moonwalk, and ABC's two-part Motown 40: The Music Is Forever special, which aired in 1998.
The CBS special is one of a number of tribute events marking Motown Records' 60th anniversary. A three-week exhibit commemorating the milestone opened this past weekend at the Motown Museum in Detroit. It features a variety of memorabilia from the label's early years.
The 60th anniversary Motown concert comes on the heels of the star-studded, Grammy-organized Aretha Franklin tribute Aretha! A Grammy Celebration, which was taped this past Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.
That event, which included appearances and performances by Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Rob Thomas, Janelle Monáe and others, will air March 10 on CBS.
BMGRolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will release a 30th anniversary edition of his 1988 debut solo album Talk Is Cheap on March 29. The remastered record will be available as a CD, a vinyl LP, digitally and as Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets.
Richards co-produced and co-wrote the album with drummer Steve Jordan. Talk Is Cheap also features guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist/drummer Charley Drayton and keyboardist Ivan Neville who, along with Jordan, became Keith's solo backing group, The X-pensive Winos.
The album also includes contributions from ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Labelle singer Sara Dash, sax players Bobby Keys and Maceo Parker, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, bassist Bootsy Collins, E Street Band backing vocalist Patti Scialfa and longtime Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson.
Talk Is Cheap peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. It includes the rock radio hit "Take It So Hard."
The Talk Is Cheap box sets features 180-gram vinyl and CD versions of the original 11-song album, plus extra discs with six bonus tracks.
The expanded collections also include two seven-inch vinyl singles; an 80-page hardback book featuring a new interview with Richards and an essay by acclaimed rock journalist Anthony DeCurtis; and memorabilia such as a tour laminate, lyric sheets and a guitar pick and posters.
The Super Deluxe box set comes packaged in a special casing that looks like Keith's prized Fender electric guitar, nicknamed "Micawber."
One of the deluxe sets' bonus tracks is a cover of the Jimmy Reed classic "My Babe." You can check out a new lyric video for the song at Richard's YouTube channel. The track is available as a digital single now.
Here's the Talk Is Cheap track list:
"Big Enough" "Take It So Hard" "Struggle" "I Could Have Stood You Up" "Make No Mistake" "You Don't Move Me" "How I Wish" "Rockawhile" "Whip It Up" "Locked Away" "It Means a Lot"
And here are the bonus tracks:
"Blues Jam" "My Babe" "Slim" "Big Town Playboy" "Mark on Me" "Brute Force"
Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesIn the U.S., Corey Hart is usually thought of as the one-hit wonder who sang the smash 1983 hit "Sunglasses at Night." Or maybe you think of him as a two-hit wonder, if you add "Never Surrender." But in his native Canada, Corey Hart is kind of a big deal.
The singer will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 2019 Juno Awards, airing March 17 from London, Ontario. The telecast will see him performing on live television for the first time in more than 20 years.
In a statement, Corey said, "It’s an incredible honor to be acknowledged alongside so many other talented and venerable Canadian artists. My career goal since the beginning has always been to remain one hundred percent authentic to my artistic vision while embodying the highest respect and dedication towards the craft I love so much...these are indeed very exciting times for me."
Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide and had nine straight top-40 singles in the U.S., plus 11 top-10s in Canada. "Sunglasses at Night" won the first-ever Juno Award for Best Video in 1984.
Most unbelievably, he was invited to screen test for the role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future, but said no, preferring to focus on music.
In 1999, Hart took a hiatus from touring and recording to focus on his family, but continued to work behind the scenes, producing songs for Celine Dion and starting a record label, among other activities. He's currently planning to release his first new studio recordings and embark on his first Canadian tour in more than 20 years.
Courtesy of KAABOOSting is among the headlining acts that will perform at the inaugural KAABOO Texas festival, an offshoot of Southern California's KAABOO Del Mar. The three-day event will be held May 10-12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The festival's other headliners are The Killers and Kid Rock, while the lineup also features a variety of well-known veteran artists, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The B-52s, Rick Springfield, Jon Anderson of Yes, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Alanis Morissette, Violent Femmes, Counting Crows and The English Beat.
KAABOO Texas also will feature a variety of comedy acts, including Dennis Miller, Brad Garrett and Jim Breuer.
Passes to the festival are available for purchase now. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit KAABOOTexas.com.
Credit: Alexander ThompsonBlondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has joined the lineup of the 32nd annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, which will be held February 7 in New York City at The Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
The concert's previously announced performers include Late Show host Stephen Colbert; New Order members Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman; Chris Robinson Brotherhood; Laurie Anderson; Jason Isbell; Nathaniel Rateliff; and Angélique Kidjo.
Renowned composer Philip Glass is the evening's artistic director.
The concert raises money for Tibet House US, a non-profit organization founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama that works to preserve Tibetan culture.
Tickets for the 2019 Tibet House US Benefit Concert are on sale now via CarnegieHall.org and the Carnegie Hall box office.
In other news, Harry will perform as a featured guest of The Jazz Passengers at the JPMP 2019 Gala, taking place February 26 at the Ideal Glass Studio in New York City. The concert will raise money for Jazz Passengers Music Projects Inc., a company formed to fund various music, educational and artistic initiatives launched by the veteran jazz outfit's members.
Harry was part of The Jazz Passengers' lineup during the 1990s and has worked of various recording projects with the group's members over the years.
Jackson Browne, Alethea Mills, Greg Leisz, Chavonne Stewart (Nels Israelson)Jackson Browne has announced plans for an early-spring U.S. acoustic tour that will see the folk-rock veteran visit a variety of Florida cities and other venues in the Southeast.
The 13-date trek kicks off March 22 in Durham, North Carolina, and is mapped out through an April 9 show in Miami Beach, Florida. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 18, at 10 a.m. local time. To check out advance ticket options, visit JacksonBrowne.com.
The acoustic gigs will feature the 70-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer performing with three members of his longtime touring band: multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz and backing singers Alethea Mills and Chavonne Stewart.
Browne also recently lined up a four-night stand at New York City's Beacon Theatre, scheduled for on June 23, 24, 26 and 28. Jackson will be playing with his full band at these concerts, all of which will feature indie-pop act Lucius as the opener.
Here are all of Browne's upcoming U.S. concerts:
3/22 -- Durham, NC, Durham PAC 3/23 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston PAC 3/25 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 3/26 -- Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre 3/28 -- Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre 3/29 -- Biloxi, MS, IP Casino Resort & Spa 3/31 -- Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre 4/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy PAC 4/3 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 4/4 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 4/6 -- Daytona Beach, FL, Peabody Auditorium 4/8 -- Naples, FL, Artis-Naples 4/9 -- Miami Beach, FL, Fillmore Miami Beach 6/23 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre* 6/24 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre* 6/26 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre* 6/28 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre*
LiveNationLegendary guitarist Carlos Santana has a lot to celebrate in 2019, and he's sharing it with his fans via a new tour.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his groundbreaking performance at Woodstock and the 20th anniversary of his Grammy-winning album Supernatural, Carlos and his band will embark on a 29-date tour, dubbed Supernatural Now.
Kicking off on June 22 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ, the tour will be supported on all dates by Santana's fellow classic-rock icons The Doobie Brothers.
Supernatural Now runs through August 25, with a final show in Wantagh, New York. Tickets go on sale to general public starting January 25 at LiveNation.com.
In a statement, Santana said of the double-barrelled celebration, "Both were monumental moments in my life. Woodstock and Supernatural took me to places I never dreamed were possible. I embraced those incredible moments in my life with all my heart."
Regarding Supernatural, which scored nine Grammys and sold 30 million copies, Santana said, "I felt I had a masterpiece of joy in my heart. While we were creating the album, I knew we were touching upon something inspiring and that we were creating music that was timeless, like Marvin Gaye's What's Going On or Bob Marley's Exodus. But no one was prepared for the Supernatural spiritual virus that moved across the world."
He continued, "The album touched little kids and grandparents and all points in between. I am very grateful to [record label head] Clive Davis for helping me craft this seminal album that is still as relevant and infectious as the day it was released."
Supernatural, featuring Santana collaborating with current artists, produced the #1 hits "Smooth" and "Maria Maria," and the rock radio hit, "Put Your Lights On."
Santana is reportedly aiming to bring the tour to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand next year.
Here are Santana's Supernatural Now Tour North American dates:
6/22 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion 6/23 -- Chula Vista, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre 6/24 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 6/26 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre 6/27 -- Wheatland, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre 6/29 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre 6/30 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 7/2 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre 7/3 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 7/6 -- Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion 7/9 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater 7/11 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 7/12 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St.Louis 8/3 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center 8/4 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago 8/6 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage 8/7 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center 8/9 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 8/11 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 8/13 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 8/14 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 8/16 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater 8/18 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 8/20 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center 8/21 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre 8/23 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 8/24 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 8/25 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Credit: A.J. EatonDavid Crosby has joined the list of featured speakers at the 2019 South by Southwest Festival, scheduled to run from March 8 to March 17 in Austin, Texas. The folk-rock legend will appear on March 13 alongside filmmaker and rock journalist Cameron Crowe, who co-produced the new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which premieres this month at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The movie, which is part of Sundance's U.S. Documentary Competition, will get its debut on January 26 at the MARC Theatre in Park City, Utah, with additional screenings scheduled at various venues on January 28, 29 and 31, and on February 1 and 2.
In addition to co-producing David Crosby: Remember My Name, Crowe also conducted the interviews with David for the flick. The film was directed by A.J. Eaton and is his first full-length documentary feature.
In a video profile posted on the Sundance Institute's official YouTube channel, Eaton explains, "David Crosby: Remember My Name is a portrait of an artist that is very paradoxical. It goes deep in places, where he is very candid and open sharing some very painful parts in his life. Sharing these stories like he has with us were part of him becoming comfortable with this last act of his life."
Eaton maintains that "Crosby is a legendary harmony singer, but in many times when he's singing perfect harmony on stage, his life was not harmonious at all…[A]nd that's kind of the thing that's…come out of this movie, which is like, 'Who's the person off stage?'"
The documentary also focuses on the current prolific period in Crosby's life. As A.J. notes, "You can be 77 years old and have all the reasons that tell you not to be creating, and he is still creating."
Both records will be reissued as two-LP sets on black vinyl, while a limited-edition blue-vinyl version of Bat Out of Hell II also will be available.
Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell was a sequel to Meat Loaf's massively successful 1977 debut album, Bat Out of Hell. The record topped the Billboard 200 chart in October 1993, and included the #1 hit "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" and the top 20 single "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through."
Bat Out of Hell II has sold more than five million copies in the U.S.
Welcome to the Neighbourhood reached #17 on the Billboard 200 and featured the hit single "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)," which peaked at #13 on the Hot 100. The album has been certified platinum for sales of one million copies in the States.
Here's the track list of the Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell two-LP set:
Side A "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" "Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back"
Side B "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" "It Just Won't Quit" "Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire)"
Side C "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" "Wasted Youth" "Everything Louder than Everything Else"
Side D "Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)" "Back into Hell" "Lost Boys and Golden Girls"
And here's the track list of the Welcome to the Neighbourhood two-LP set:
Side A "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" "Original Sin"
Side B "45 Seconds of Ecstasy" "Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)" "Fiesta de las Almas Perdidas" "Left in the Dark"
Side C "Not a Dry Eye in the House" "Amnesty Is Granted"
Side D "If This Is the Last Kiss (Let's Make It Last All Night)" "Martha" "Where Angels Sing"
Courtesy of Rock & BrewsWith the U.S. government embroiled in an extended partial shutdown, KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have announced that their Rock & Brews restaurants will offer free food to every Transportation Security Administration employee who is working without pay during the shutdown.
"We are proud to operate restaurants at airports and respect the diligent, hard work of each and every TSA employee to ensure the safety of travelers," Simmons and Stanley say in a joint statement. "They touch our lives daily, and as long as they are working without pay, the least we can do is provide them with a delicious meal to show our support."
TSA workers who present their ID card at participating Rock & Brews restaurants will receive their choice of a free Pulled Pork sandwich or a Strawberry Fields salad. The offer, which is good for one meal per day, will remain in effect until the employees start getting paid again.
Rock & Brews franchises located at airports, arenas and casinos are not taking part in the initiative because of security limitations.
To find out the restaurants' locations and for more information about the free-meal offer, visit RockandBrews.com.
Credit: Dave HoganThe lineup for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been unveiled and, as expected, The Rolling Stones are among the artists set to headline this year's extravaganza, which takes place April 25-28 and May 2-5.
The Stones will headline the festival on Thursday, May 2. Back in November, Mick Jagger had hinted about the band's participation in the event when he posted a video on his Facebook page showing him singing a song that mentioned all the cities that the group would be playing on their 2019 No Filter trek, including New Orleans.
A wide variety of other big-name artists also will be performing at JazzFest, including Bob Seger, Dave Matthews Band, Santana, John Fogerty, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Gladys Knight, The O'Jays, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, Rita Coolidge, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Alanis Morissette, Ziggy Marley, Aaron Neville, Boz Scaggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, Indigo Girls, Little Feat and Robert Cray.
Tickets for the event go on sale to the public on Tuesday, January 22, at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com. PaulMcCartney.com and American Express card members will be able to purchase advance tickets starting Wednesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. PT. Visit Sir Paul's official website for more details.
The T-Mobile Arena show will be McCartney's first full-length concert in Sin City since he played the MGM Grand Garden Arena in June of 2011.
The former Beatles star now has 14 confirmed U.S. dates on his 2019 Freshen Up Tour, which kicks off May 23 in New Orleans and is currently mapped out through a July 13 show in Los Angeles. The trek is supporting McCartney's chart-topping studio album, Egypt Station, which was released this past September.
Here are all of McCartney's confirmed stateside dates:
5/23 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Arena 5/27 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena 5/30 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena 6/1 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena 6/3 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 6/6 -- Madison, WI, Kohl Center 6/8 -- Green Bay, WI, Lambeau Field 6/11 -- Moline, IL, TaxSlayer Center 6/14 -- Arlington, TX, Globe Life Park 6/22 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Park 6/26 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena 6/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena* 7/10 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Centre 7/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Dodgers Stadium
Brian Wilson, founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir and country legend Willie Nelson will headline the inaugural BeachLife Festival, taking place May 3-5 at Redondo Beach, California's Seaside Lagoon. The three-day bash will celebrate Southern California's beach culture.
Wilson, who will perform with fellow former Beach Boys member Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, will headline the second day of the festival, May 4, while Weir will close out the first day with a set with his group Wolf Bros, which also features acclaimed producer Don Was on bass and RatDog drummer Jay Lane.
The May 3 lineup also includes As the Crow Flies, featuring Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson; Bruce Hornsby and his current band, The Noisemakers; and reggae veterans Steel Pulse.
Joining Wilson on the May 4 bill are Berlin, Sugar Ray, Violent Femmes, Everclear, and Chevy Metal, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' cover band.
Nelson will headline the festival's final day, which also will include performances by Ziggy Marley, Men at Work's Colin Hay, Blues Traveler, and Grace Potter.
Besides the music performances, the BeachLife Festival will feature a special culinary Side Stage, a pop-up restaurant offering band-inspired menus created by a handpicked list of chefs. In addition, there will be a curated wine village, a huge craft beer bar showcasing local brews, a VIP poolside experience, and numerous bars, food vendors and food trucks.
Three-day passes to the festival are on sale now. A portion of the money raised from ticket sales will be donated to a number of charities, including Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres, and the Redondo Beach Police Foundation.
Credit: Kelly A. SwiftThe Doobie Brothers have unveiled dates for a spring U.S. headlining tour. The 10-date trek kicks off April 9 in Englewood, New Jersey, and is plotted out through an April 23 concert in Huntsville, Alabama.
Among the other cities the veteran rockers will visit: Baltimore; Charleston, West Virginia; Peoria, Illinois; Evansville, Indiana; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 18, and the band will offer fans pre-sale tickets starting today, January 15. A limited number of VIP packages offering premium seats, meet-and-greets with the group and merchandise will be available.
Founding Doobie Brothers singer/guitarist Tom Johnston recently told ABC Radio that the band's been working on some new original songs, which he hopes to release this year.
4/9 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 4/10 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre 4/12 -- Baltimore, MD, Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric 4/13 -- Salamanca, NY, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel 4/14 -- Charleston, WV, Clay Center for Arts & Sciences 4/16 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center 4/17 -- Evansville, IN, Aiken Theatre in The Centre 4/19 -- Tulsa, OK, River Spirit Casino 4/20 -- Bossier City, LA, Horseshoe Bossier City 4/23 -- Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center Concert Hall
Credit: Rob DeMartinSharp-eyed Bruce Springsteen fans who attended a free screening of the Springsteen on Broadway Netflix special Sunday night in West Long Branch, New Jersey got to see the Boss both on the big screen and in the audience.
The Asbury Park Press reports that Bruce entered the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University about 10 minutes into the screening and sat toward the back of the venue, next to his co-manager Barbara Carr and the film's director, Thom Zimny, who was on hand to introduce the flick.
"He was wearing a baseball hat and he came in after it started, in the dark," one man who attended the event told the newspaper. After the film ended, Bruce quickly left the theater through a back door.
Monmouth University and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, which is located on the school's campus, hosted the screening.
It wasn't the first time Springsteen had been in the theater, either. In January of 2017, he took part in a Q&A event with Grammy Museum executive Bob Santelli, and in September of that year, he played two special rehearsals for his Springsteen on Broadway stage show.
Springsteen on Broadway ran from October 2017 to December 2018 at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. The Netflix special debuted on December 16, just hours after his final performance ended. A companion soundtrack album to the special was released on December 14.
Credit: David WooThe Steve Miller Band has announced its first tour dates of 2019: a series of eight March shows in the Southern U.S.
The trek, which is dubbed An Evening with Steve Miller Band, gets underway March 12 in Clearwater, Florida, and is currently set to wrap up March 24 concert in Southaven, Mississippi. The shows will feature no opening act.
Tickets for most of the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 18, at 10 a.m. local time. Visit SteveMillerBand.com for full details.
Last year, Miller and his group played 57 concerts across North America. Many of the shows were joint dates with Peter Frampton.
Here's the full list of the Miller Band's confirmed 2019 gigs:
3/12 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 3/13 -- Fort Meyers, FL, Suncoast Credit Union Arena 3/16 -- Orlando, FL, Universal Studios - Music Plaza Stage 3/17 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock 3/20 -- Greenville, SC, Peace Center 3/21 -- Montgomery, AL, Montgomery PAC 3/23 -- Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Resort 3/24 -- Southaven, MS, Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove