Blondie announce their first ever pop-up shop will be coming to Camden Market in London from April 29th until 3rd May, as well as a unique photography exhibition by the band's co-founder and guitarist, Chris Stein.
This very special pop-up and exhibition comes ahead of the band's sold out Roundhouse show on May 3rd, celebrating the release two days later of their remarkable new album Pollinator. Tickets for the show sold out in 30 minutes.
The Camden pop-up shop will give fans the first chance to get their hands on exclusive merchandise, including highly limited edition vinyls, vintage tees as well clothing, bags and posters designed by artist Shepard Fairey. Exclusive items include 1000 copies only of a one off 7" vinyl of previously unreleased and unheard track 'Tonight' co-written by Charlie XCX and recorded during the Magic Shop album sessions.
The shop will also host an exclusive photography exhibition by Chris Stein. Similar to Stein's exhibition Chris Stein: Negative at Somerset House in 2014, this will showcase a series of iconic photographs, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band.
Today, Blondie also reveal the video for their latest single 'Long Time', taken from their 11th studio album Pollinator, out May 5th.
'Long Time' is the third offering from this remarkable new album, once again perfectly demonstrating the record's blend of Blondie's pioneering past with new influences from modern music's great innovators. The track also reignites a winning formula of Debbie Harry and collaborator Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange).
Set in the city where Blondie's story began over four decades ago, the video for 'Long Time' sees the band in a chaotic, loud, and fast-paced New York.
The video flips between scenes of front woman Debbie Harry driving recklessly in a signature yellow cab and the band playing on the streets of New York. This is a video that seamlessly reflects the raw energy of both the band and their city.
The video for 'Long Time' was shot and directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. New York based Dikayl also worked with Beyonce on her Lemonade album videos in 2016.
His relationship with Blondie began earlier this year, when he directed the video for Pollinator's debut single 'Fun'. Dikayl's pure talent and creativity are ever apparent in this latest collaboration with Blondie, a band who tapped into New York's creative music and art scene long before the rest.
Like its two Pollinator predecessors 'Fun' and 'My Monster', third single 'Long Time' showcases an album made with an enviable series of collaborators, elegantly moulding their love of Blondie with their own sound.
Available to preorder now on CD, Cassette, Heavyweight vinyl, Ltd 7" box set. Pollinator is also available as a heavyweight white vinyl via selected indie stores and heavy weight red vinyl via the artist store: https://blondie.lnk.to/PollinatorPR
The Camden Market pop-up shop and Chris Stein photography exhibition will run April 29th - May 3rd from 11am until 7pm each day at:
Chalk Farm Road
Stables Yard Entrance
Just weeks after announcing a 26-date summer tour of North America, Queen + Adam Lambert today revealed further live plans for 2017 which will now see the band return to Europe later this year for a series of 25 dates including 12 arena concerts in the UK and Ireland. The tour will showcase a spectacular new stage production and a set list that the band hints will provide some surprises.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s 11-city UK and Ireland tour will kick off in Dublin on 25th November. They perform in Belfast in Northern Ireland the following day, then reach mainland Britain on 28th November to play Liverpool’s Echo Arena. More dates follow in Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester, climaxing with two huge London shows at the O2 Arena on 12th December and The SSE Arena, Wembley, on 15th December. Tickets will be on general sale from Friday 21st April, with pre-sales starting two days earlier, Wednesday 19th April. The tour is presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments.
These shows will mark the band’s first full British tour in almost three years, having last performed across the UK in January 2015 when they played 10 sold out shows. Their only UK appearance in 2016 was a one-off headlining set at the closing night of the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 12th June, part of a 15-date European summer festival tour. Isle of Wight festival organizer John Giddings credited the band with “the greatest show we have ever had”.
For their 2017 tour, the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The choice of performance material will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977, which yielded the immortal anthems “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”.
Queen drummer and co-founder Roger Taylor insists the 2017 tour “will look entirely different to the show we took around before. Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along. But we don’t use it all. We don’t play to click track. It’s 100% live. We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time. We started as an albums band, that's what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a byproduct.”
Guitarist Brian May confirms Queen’s 2017 shows will have a more ambitious musical agenda. “The general public knows the hits, so you've got to cater for that,” he says, “but we can chuck in a few things that people really don't expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”
Adam Lambert welcomes the challenge of digging deeper into the band’s canon of classics. “What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit,” he explains. “Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree. We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about.”
Tickets will go on general sale beginning Friday 21st April at 10AM local time through www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Ticketmaster pre-sale from Thursday 20th April across Ticketmaster UK site.
Ticket purchases limited to six per person.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s magnificent 2017 touring show has been custom tailored for the band by some of the world’s most cutting-edge creative talents. Responsible for design and production is Ric Lipson from Entertainment Architects Stufish Productions, renowned worldwide for their innovative work with artists such as Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and U2, as well the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Making use of over 300 moving lights during the show is the highly acclaimed lighting designer Rob Sinclair, who has illuminated tours for major artists including Adele, Peter Gabriel and Kylie Minogue. The production’s genuinely eye-popping laser elements are the work of ER Productions, behind both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and seen by over 900 million people worldwide. On the musical side, the Queen + Adam Lambert touring band also features Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.
Since first sharing the stage for the American Idol final in May 2009, Queen + Adam Lambert have proved to be a hugely successful global partnership, having now played more than 90 shows in every corner of the world. In summer 2012 they played their first full live shows across Europe, making their spectacular official debut in front of half a million people in Kiev.
When Queen + Adam Lambert played their first North American tour in 2014 they were crowned Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards and Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll. This critically acclaimed tour was followed in 2014 with massive summer festivals in South Korea and Japan, and a sold out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.
2015 proved a logistically challenging year for the band with 24 more sold-out dates in 10 countries right across Europe, a return visit for Queen, this time with Adam, to South America, to headline Brazil’s Rock in Rio, and again perform in Argentina, as well playing Chile. Summer 2016 saw Q + AL headline 15 more European festival shows beginning with Portugal’s Rock in Rio Lisbon, where they played to 74,000 people on opening night, followed by an extensive arena tour across Asia including three nights at Tokyo’s famed Budokan.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s 25-city North American arena tour kicks off June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona at Gila River Arena, followed shortly after by two special performances at the LA Hollywood Bowl on 26th and 27th June. The US tour concludes 5th August in Houston, Texas. Tickets at http://www.livenation.com
The earlier leg of Queen + Adam Lambert’s Europe 2017 dates sees the band open their tour in Prague, Czech Republic on 1st November and then play further shows in 12 countries across the continent.
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour Dates 2017:
UK & IRELAND
Tickets on sale 21-4-17 at 10:00 am through Amazon Tickets.
With their first UK tour since 2014 this June, including a date at The Forum in London on June 30th, Spoon today announce three more UK shows for November.
Stopping off in Brighton, Liverpool and Cambridge the unmissable ‘Hot Thoughts’ world tour continues to hit all corners of the globe and is sure to be one of the live highlights of the year.
The band recently made a triumphant debut performance on the revered Later…With Jools Holland show. Check out their immense performance of the album’s title track below.
Spoon’s ninth album ‘Hot Thoughts’ came out to a cavalcade of critical ecstasy last month, achieving their highest ever chart position in the UK, and became their fourth album in succession to land inside the US Top Ten.
Tues 27th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Wed 28th GLASGOW, The Arts School
Fri 30th LONDON, The Forum
Mon 6th Brighton, Concorde 2
Tues 7th Liverpool, Arts Club
Thurs 9th Cambridge, The Junction
Tickets on sale Friday 21st at 10:00 am through Amazon Tickets.
GUITAR VIRTUOSO MARCELO PAGANINI TO RELEASE DIGITALLY “FIRST TIME IN RIO - MARCELO PAGANINI BAND LIVE”
NEWS / French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini has been away from his native Brazil for more than 11 years when he booked a last minute tour in December 2014 to release there his critically acclaimed prog rock jazz fusion album “2012 Space Traffic Jam”. Three gigs in his home town Belo Horizonte, including the private party for Marcelo's 50th anniversary, and three gigs in Rio de Janeiro where he has never played before with his band. Being also a film maker, doing what he calls “No BS films” (means “no budget/no script films”) since 2003, Paganini decided to make a rockumentary about the tour: “First time in Rio” (“Primeira vez no Rio”) 34 minutes 57 seconds, color, France, that was concluded in March 2016. There is also one extended version planned, around one hour long, with more live songs. The rock doc will be screened at Portobello Film Festival in London next September. The live soundtrack of the film is being released in April the 14th 2016 on CD Baby “First time in Rio - Marcelo Paganini Band Live”. 49 minutes of music in 6 tracks. 5 from the “2012 Space Traffic Jam” album: "Sphinxes of Babel", “Crying With a Smile”, “Somewhere Somehow”, “B4ever Now”, “Somewhere Somehow” encore and the instrumental bonus track “Trindade” used in the end credits of the film. All songs and lyrics by Marcelo Paganini.
As a film maker Marcelo Paganini participated in festivals in several countries (Brazil, Netherlands, Iceland, France, UK) and made, among others: “Interactivity”, an experimental film in 35 mm in 2003; signed a distribution deal in Hollywood with Big Films Short/Tigris Films in 2007 for his short “The 8th Bullet”; was selected at Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival in 2008 with “The 8th Bullet Samba”; got short listed on “Best Musical Film” at Portobello Film festival in 2011 with “2010 Os Mutantes - Back to Paris” and won the “69 Hours Film Challenge” during the same Festival.
Several top Brazilian musicians participated in the documentary “First time in Rio”: the founders (with Milton Nascimento) of the world famous mouvement “Clube da Esquina” (Corner's Club) Marcio and Lo Borges, Claudio Venturini from 14 Bis band, Marcio Buzelin from Jota Quest band, one of the most popular rock bands in Brazil, among others. Also interviewed for the film were two out of three original members of Marcelo Paganini's band in 1983, when he played his first theater show at ICBEU in Belo Horizonte and performed “Sphinxes of Babel” live for the first time, song that opens his “2012 Space Traffic Jam” album released in 2014.
On this tour Marcelo Paganini had a great band in Belo Horizonte with Leo Javali on bass, Walner Lucas on keys and Christian Weber on drums. They played to a full house at Gilboa, the crowd sang along, danced and went wild. There are many videos on-line. They also played the birthday party and the last gig in town at Livraria Status, an open air show which was almost canceled because of the rain. People came anyway with umbrellas and at the end the sun showed up as well.
In Rio, Marcelo Paganini also got some of the best musicians in town, therefore in the country: Milton Nascimento's keyboard player Kiko Continentino, with whom he had a jazz duo back in 1987. Almost 30 years later, they connected together again like no time had passed, and shared adventurous and burning hot improvisations. Kiko Continentino is one of the most exciting keyboard players in prog rock today and joined one year ago legendary Brazilian jazz band Azymuth. Sergio Brandao, the first call Brazilian bass player in New York City, and Paganini's friend for over 25 years also joined his band for the Rio leg of the tour. Cassia Eller's (one of the top Brazilian rock singers who died in 2001) drummer Elcio Cafaro was thrilled to accept the invitation for the shows. Elcio was on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine Brazil last January. With only two half rehearsals the band fusioned around the complex compositions playing with fire and passion like if they have always played together. The first show was at Audio Rebel on December the 22nd. The 23rd it was at Godofredo Rio and the final gig of the tour was at Vizta on the 27th. The CDs sold out during the tour but are still available on line. Marcelo Paganini came back to France without knowing if or when he will come back to Brazil.
There was an overwhelming response on the Internet when the video of “Somewhere Somehow” on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/13255032254/videos/10153135644402255/ More than a thousand video views in a single day! As Marcelo Paganini puts it: “There are two versions of the song on the live album, completely different from each other, always fresh approach, instant group composition. The encore was melting the walls. Gary Hobish from A. Hammer Mastering in San Francisco did an awesome job, this was one of the best shows in my life and I am glad to share it with the world. Once you walk in the right direction the whole Universe conspires to help you. Sounds like ready-made wisdom, but it turns out to be true. If you try to please everybody you will fail and go crazy. 'My music will please somebody else, at least I now it pleases itself'(from “Somewhere Somehow”). Sometimes when you don't know what are you doing means you also don't know it can't be done. It is all about letting interesting accidents happen. The music industry is obsessed with audio quality, and rightly so. Me too. But in 2016 people are listening to music on their phones, on ear buds and on computer speakers. Some people, me for example, prefer to hear an spectacular performance with less than ideal sound quality, rather than a lifeless musical noise perfectly recorded. Robert Johnson rules. Same thing applies to my film. It is no budget, not Hollywood, capisco? Do it yourself Mode: ON. If you put ten or more people in there with lights, wires and stuff, nothing spontaneous can happen, or rarely happens. It is completely artificial. Everybody else goes around trying to make 'good' films, but we all know most films are 'bad'. I only go around to make 'bad' films. Since I can't do anything right, even starve as a musician/film maker after all these years, maybe at the end my films will be 'good'. At least to the right audience. You can not be everything to everybody. The trouble is not being pretentious, the trouble is being up to the pretension. I went there for one month alone with just one old camera, one suitcase, one guitar, one effects rack, one old laptop computer. I made two bands, rehearsed a little bit, played 6 shows made a film, and a live recording out of it. I edited and posted on line several videos. I also composed a couple of songs and did some recordings. How many people can do that? I mean, most people go to Brazil for a month and do nothing but stay in the beach until they turn red shrimp. And my mom asking when I am going to have a real job... The content is the most important thing, even with rough edges. I make stuff happen in front of my lonely camera, I direct the REALITY. I found my public at Portobello Film Festival, we feel the same way. "
After being added by organizers Rael and JoJo Razor at the last minute to play with the After Hours Electric Prog Jam on the Cruise to the Edge 2015, Marcelo Paganini stunned the audience at the pre-sail party at Magic City Casino in Miami with a very emotional (it was the following day of the Paris Attacks) and breath taking interpretation, even after breaking the D string of his guitar in the middle of a very demanding King Crimson song and keep playing to the end. The performance was shot with 5 cameras and will be available on-line soon. One camera video is already on-line. There was no rehearsals, no scores, no sound check, some musicians met on stage for the first time. They are all passengers of the cruise who organizes themselves over the Internet to play the most demanding prog rock songs without rehearsing. Famous musicians from YES and other bands joined the jam during the late hours.
Cruising from Miami to the Bahamas and back, Marcelo Paganini rocked the ship. Check out the pictures and videos already on-line. Paganini also re-connected with YES bass player Billy Sherwood who agreed to record one song with original YES keyboard player Tony Kaye on the follow up to his album “2012 Space Traffic Jam”. Gary Husband will record the drums once again, with Marc Madore on bass. Eumir Deodato is also expected to come back on keyboards in a couple of songs. The album is still in the early stages, Paganini composed a couple of very promising tracks that gave him the confidence to push the project forward. The idea is to record later this year and release it in 2017. There will be another Cruise to the Edge in February 2017 and Marcelo Paganini is hoping, like all the other prog acts not already in the bill, to be invited with his band by Larry Morand. “Cruise to the Edge was one of the best experiences in my life. It was very touching to see several people asking for my band on the cruise's group, it went straight to my heart. Guitar Player Magazine showed interest in sharing my memories, pictures and videos from CTTE 2015 in a blog that will be on-line soon. They already published an article on my live album,” smiles Paganini. http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/gp-now-hear-this-alumni-marcelo-paganini-releases-live-in-brazil-film--cd/57587
Marcelo Paganini is currently looking for a singer to record with him, “someone ideally living in France or Europe who loves prog rock jazz fusion, digs my music and has no trouble with odd time signatures and strange melodies and harmonies. I wish Glenn Hughes would be interested, even if he lives in LA. ” Paganini is also looking for a keyboard player to do a couple of gigs in France later in 2016 or early in 2017, “someone glad to learn the parts on the album and who can improvise wildly. The ideal person would also sing to keep the band a quartet and may record on the next album too. If you are interested send me a message on Facebook with some video links”. Paganini recorded most of the keyboards himself on his last album, and wish he had Shiva-like extra arms to play guitar and keys at once. The live band in France has Marcelo Paganini on guitar, Marc Madore on bass and Christophe Bras on drums, they have been together for many years. They will start recording Marcelo Paganini's new studio album later this year, for a release in early 2017. Special guests Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye and Eumir Deodato will also contribute.
For more information:
“Somewhere somehow” (encore)
To purchase “First time in Rio - Marcelo Paganini Band Live”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marcelopaganini2
THE SECURITY PROJECT FEAT. KING CRIMSON, SHRIEKBACK AND PETER GABRIEL MEMBERS TO TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW LIVE ALBUM
NEWS / “Great to see some of the original members doing it the right way.” – Steve Hackett
The Security Project, featuring members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Peter Gabriel's original band bring the genre-less masterpieces of Peter Gabriel into the 21st Century on their new live album “Live 1”. Seattle-based Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins, whose interpretations add haunting authenticity to the immaculate arrangements.
These live recordings are a first – no one has dared take on Peter Gabriel's material at this level before!
Jerry Marotta says: “Peter was always great at setting the table for us as musicians; he always got us started with great ideas… As we were creating SECURITY we had no idea we were making something so unique… I’m proud that with Security Project we’re able to deliver the deepest of those songs, and do it with real conviction — playing them live.”
Marotta and Gunn first met when recording “The First Day” with David Sylvian and Robert Fripp in Woodstock, NY. Their friendship and musical partnership eventually led to The Security Project.
Says Trey, “This material is ridiculously special. Of course, Peter is a special artist. But the material on his first few records, especially the 3rd and 4th ones, are productions with no peer. The Security Project can really play these epic pieces. We bring the same level of detailed precision to arrangements that are present in the originals. And then some. We not only play some of the pieces authentically we also take many pieces and put our own twist on them. 'Here Comes The Flood' and our melding of 'Games Without Frontiers' with 'Of These, Hope' from 'The Last Temptation of Christ' soundtrack are just two examples.”
1. Lay Your Hands
2. I Don’t Remember
3. No Self Control
4. The Family & Fishing Net
5. I Have The Touch
7. The Rhythm Of The Heat
8. San Jacinto
9. Games Without Frontiers / Of These, Hope
10. Here Comes The Flood
11. Back in NYC
Jerry Marotta – Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocal (tr.11 – Back in NYC)
Trey Gunn – Touch Guitar, Backing Vocals
Brian Cummins – Lead Vocals
Michael Cozzi – Guitar, Backing Vocals
David Jameson – Keyboards, Eigenharp
Drummer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Producer Jerry Marotta has recorded and toured with Peter Gabriel, The Indigo Girls, Hall and Oates, Tears For Fears, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Trey Gunn, Cher, 10,000 Maniacs, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Robbie Robertson, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLachlan, Tony Levin, Todd Rundgren, Los Lobos, and Stevie Nicks, to name only a few. Through his extensive touring experience and performances on hundreds of albums Jerry has worked with many of the greatest artists in the world. His unique musical skills have graced myriad movie soundtracks, video games, TV shows, and percussion software over the past 4 decades.
A native Texan who resides in Seattle, Gunn is known for the unusual 10-string touch guitar that he plays. From the blistering live recordings at the Royal Albert Hall in London with David Sylvian and Robert Fripp (“Damage”, Virgin Records) to ten years recording and touring with King Crimson – a group many contend as the most aggressively, adventurous rock band of all time – Gunn is associated with a constant stream of cutting edges projects. Gunn has toured and/or recorded with TOOL, John Paul Jones, Maynard J. Keenan's “Puscifer”, Vernon Reid, Azam Ali, David Hykes of the Harmonic Choir and Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree. He currently runs his own media label (7d Media) while dividing his time between solo work; his projects TU, KTU, The Security Project, 3Below and Quodia; film/TV scoring and coaching musicians in the creative process.
Originally from Wales & London, Cozzi got his start in the mid 80's as the guitarist for the group Shriekback which had the pleasure of touring with “Simple Minds” “INXS” and “Peter Gabriel”. In the early 90's, Cozzi joined “Sky Cries Mary” with whom he co wrote 5 albums and toured extensively. During this time Cozzi opened up his recording studio “Moscozzi Studio” where he co-wrote and produced the last two SCM albums “Here and Now” and “Small Town”. He has written and produced music for bands, films, commercials, and video games, which led to him meeting and working with Trey Gunn. Two years ago Trey asked Cozzi if he knew of a guitarist for The Security Project, Cozzi put his hand up like a kid in the classroom and said “me me me”.
Brian has toured all over Europe with The Carpet Crawlers and with Mick Pointer's Marillion. When originally approached about The Security Project he thought it was a joke. “Play with Jerry Marotta and Trey Gunn? And performing some of my favorite music in the world? Come on!” Once it became clear to Brian this was no joke, he was on the first plane to Woodstock.”
Keyboardist/Eigenharpist David Jameson began his music career in the late 1970's – the heyday of powerful keyboard players. He spent several years touring with Time Machine and then left the music scene for a career at IBM after completing a PHD in Computer Science at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. At IBM, Jameson created and managed the Computer Music Research group and was elected to the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology. David left IBM to found Digiportal Software and Deskew Technologies that develops the acclaimed Scorecerer sheet music manager application for the iPad. He also designs MaxMSP applications and libraries for live performance and for the Eigenharp – an electronic hybrid instrument akin to a computerized bassoon that features heavily in The Security Project shows. In addition to working with The Security Project, David also performs with Beyond The Wall.
The Security Project tour dates:
May 18 - Seattle WA - Columbia City Theatre
May 19 - Seattle WA - Columbia City Theatre
May 20 - Portland OR - Alberta Rose Theatre
May 21 - Eugene OR - Cozmic
May 24 - Santa Cruz CA - D Quixote Music Hall (Openers: Walker Brothers)
May 25 - San Francisco CA - The Social Hall (Openers Amy X and Barry Cleveland)
May 28 - LOS ANGELES CA - The Whittier Center (Opener: Alex Machacek)
May 29 - San Diego/Ramona CA - Ramona Main Stage
Here's what's being said about The Security Project:
“A Scary Good Show!” – Progression Magazine
“Sound as good — at times maybe better — than even Gabriel nowadays.”– Time Out, NYC
“King Crimson’s Trey Gunn brilliantly injects a wicked warp to Gabriel’s melodic weave.”– G.A.S. Online
“TSP are a mind-blowing amalgam of disparate musical brilliance!” – Gabriel Researcher/Lilywhite Leigh
“Peter Gabriel wrote some of the finest most profound songs of his generation. The Security Project brings them to life with an authenticity that goes beyond mimicking the original recordings. They find the emotional core.” – Glenn Hughes
After the release of The Security Projects new live album and forthcoming West Coast tour, in the fall (October/November) the band will release a second CD of recordings (Live 2+, which is more live tracks combined with some studio tracks). They will then embark on a tour of the Mid-West and East Coast of the USA.
NEWS / Velen van jullie weten het natuurlijk al; Slayer komt naar Nijmegen! Niet voor 1, maar voor 2 shows! En dat in het nieuwe, maar nog steeds relatief kleine Doornroosje. Een unieke kans om de band van dichtbij aan het werk te zien. De eerste show van Slayer op dinsdag 21 juni was binnen een uur uitverkocht, maar niet getreurd, op woensdag 22 juni doet de band nóg een show, en daar zijn we maar wat blij mee! De kaartverkoop hiervoor is gestart.
De legendarische Amerikaanse metalband is al jaren een van de meest favoriete en gerespecteerde metalbands op deze aardbol. We zijn dan ook bijzonder trots en vereerd deze vier heren te mogen verwelkomen in onze nieuwe zaal. Slayer is alweer een tijdje in topvorm getuige ook het laatste album ‘Repentless’ en de vlammende optredens afgelopen jaren. De band klinkt fris, snaarstrak en is nog immer een lichtend voorbeeld voor de jonge garde metalheads. Een unieke kans om de band van dichtbij te zien in een relatief kleine setting en een zeer legitieme reden om de hele avond ‘SLAYEERRR’ te brullen!
NEWS / Sinds de gebeurtenissen in Parijs afgelopen november hebben we de veiligheidsmaatregelen versterkt om ons publiek, de artiesten en ons personeel optimaal te kunnen laten genieten van de optredens in de Botanique.
De zware aanslagen in Brussel geven aan dat we waakzaam moeten blijven, en onze veiligheidsmaatregelen blijven van kracht. Onze samenwerking met de politiezone Noord is daar een voorbeeld van, en we beschikken over alle nodige bescherming om onze geplande activiteiten te laten doorgaan. We heropenen de Botanique vanaf donderdag 24 maart 2016.
De exposities van Vincent Glowinski en Vincent Chenut zijn open, en alle optredens in de nabije toekomst zullen doorgaan.
We vragen opnieuw aan ons publiek om geen rugzakken mee te nemen, aangezien deze de controles aan de ingang van de Botanique kunnen vertragen. In de concertzalen zelf worden deze niet toegelaten. Concertbezoekers zullen systematisch gefouilleerd worden aan de ingang, en kleine zakken of tassen dienen verplicht in de vestiaire te worden ondergebracht.
We raden jullie aan om onze site regelmatig te bezoeken om op de hoogte te blijven van de recentste maatregelen.
Bovenal bedanken we jullie voor jullie medewerking, en doen wij er alles aan zodat jullie zo goed mogelijk kunnen genieten van onze optredens.
Het optreden van Rover is verplaatst van 23.03 naar 30.04.
Het optreden van Jess Glynne gaat vrijdag 25.03 door zoals gepland.
Daarnaast programmeren we naarstig onze kalender verder vol. Zo komt Whitney in juni naar de Rotonde, en mogen we in het najaar Yuna verwelkomen.
ANDERSONPONTY BAND FEAT. MUSIC ICONS JON ANDERSON & JEAN LUC PONTY TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA SPRING 2017
“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.” - Jon Anderson
“Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.” - Jean Luc Ponty
The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars (Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White); Wally Minko on keyboards (Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow); Keith Jones on bass (Airto, Santana, Kenny Loggins and Jean Luc Ponty); and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion (Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson). The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.
Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the dream has become a reality!
Here's what the press have raved about AndersonPonty Band's “Better Late Than Never”:
“Collaboration reinvigorates its two legends.” - PROG magazine, UK
“Simply captivates with its beauty.” - Artrock.pl, Poland
“A perfect confluence of two wonderful talents” - Classic Rock Revisited, USA
“This album is sublime.” - Vintage Vinyl News, USA
“One of the best progressive rock releases of the year.” - Music Street Journal, USA
“One of the best things to happen to prog-rock in decades.” - That Devil Music, USA
“Get ready for pure musical joy.” - Vintage Rock, USA
“This is a brilliant Prog album” - Planet Mosh UK
“The album is a joyous celebration” - Audiophile Review, USA
“AndersonPonty Band strikes sonic gold.” - MWE3, USA
“The music is unparalleled” - Lords Of Metal, Netherlands
To purchase AndersonPonty Band “Better Late Than Never” CD/DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Better-Late-Than-Never-DVD/dp/B0133G1FM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1457714243&sr=1-1&keywords=andersonponty+band
Watch the forthcoming AndersonPonty Band special on PBS. Check your local listings for dates and times.
For more information visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: http://www.andersonpontyband.com/
Jon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.com
Jean Luc Ponty official website: www.ponty.com
Manager: Miles Copeland
NEWS / Los Angeles – In support of their critically acclaimed CD/DVD release “Better Late Than Never”, the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, will be touring North America in Spring 2016! The band played a series of successful US dates in the Fall of 2015 and are excited to bring their music to the fans once again.
One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015, the AndersonPonty Band's “Better Late Than Never” features outstanding performances by the group from September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, as well as some innovative production.
Along with some breathtaking new musical compositions, “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”. The album also includes some of Jean Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean Luc's classic tune “Mirage”.
YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!
Het Debuut – Westerlo - 8 april 2016
Boskant 10 - 2260 Westerlo
De Bromfiets - Bonheiden - 7 april 2016
Harentstraat 51 - 2820 Bonheiden
NEWS / The Pine Box Boys formed in San Francisco in 2003 to perform modern renditions of classic murder ballads such as “The Knoxville Girl” and “Fair Eleanor.” Shortly after Lester Raww, “Possum Carvidi, Col. Timothy Leather and Steven “Your Uncle” Dodds started the Pine Box Boys. Raww transitioned the music to all original songs paying the same grim homage to themes of murder, misery, zombies and generally unapologetic acts of mayhem.
After 125 songs penned in Raww’s blood and four albums later, the original members tour across the United States and Europe bringing their cantankerous horrorbilly sound and malcontent melodies to worldwide fans eager for some dancing, drinking and stabbing. Albums include “Arkansas Killing Time,” “STAB!,” “Child of Calamity” and “Tales From the Emancipated Head.
The Pine Box Boys
Only 2 dates in Belgium - Be there!!!
The Pine Box Boys @ De Bromfiets Bonheiden, 7 april
The Pine Box Boys @ Het Debuut Westerlo, 8 april
NEWS / The Monkees, de Amerikaanse rockgroep die in de jaren zestig ontstond uit een televisieserie, viert zijn vijftigste verjaardag met een nieuw album en een tournee. Het vrijdag aangekondigde album met de titel ‘Good Times!’ is het eerste van de Monkees in twintig jaar, met titels vertolkt door andere muzikanten.
Onder hen figureren veteranen en tijdgenoten van The Monkees zoals Neil Diamond, maar ook jongere rockers zoals Rivers Cuomo van de groep Weezer en Ben Gibbard van Death Cab For Cutie.
Het album komt uit op 10 juni en ondanks de dood in 2012 van Davy Jones, een van de prominente leden van de groep, zal die toch nog in een song te horen zijn. Slechts twee leden van de originele groep nemen aan de tournee deel, met name Micky Dolenz en Peter Tork. Een derde lid, Michael Nesmith, werkte mee aan het album maar gaat niet mee op tournee, omdat hij door de jaren heen ruzie kreeg met de andere bandleden over de commerciële richting van de Monkees.
Van 1966 tot 1968 gaven The Monkees in een televisieserie gestalte aan vier jongeren die rockers willen worden in Los Angeles. In volle Beatle-mania was hun gelijkenis met de Britse groep, lange haren inbegrepen, niet toevallig. The Monkees scoorden ook heel wat hits zoals Last Train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer en I’m a Believer, geschreven door Neil Diamond.
Na de beeldbuis vervolgden de Monkees hun carrière met hun eigen muziek, met een revival op het eind van de jaren tachtig.
De nieuwe tournee begint op 18 mei in Fort Myers, in Florida en loopt door heel de Verenigde Staten en Canada tot en met 29 oktober. (Bron: Het Belang Van Limburg)
NEWS / Naar aanleiding van hun Amerikaanse ‘Come Alive’ tournee, releaset K’s Choice hun nieuwste single ‘Woman’ uit het album ‘The Phantom Cowboy’ waarmee ze een nieuw hoofdstuk aansneden in hun rijk gevulde carrière. Geproducet door Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures,…) zoekt K’s Choice op de nieuwe plaat een stevigere rocksound op dan we van hen gewend waren. De nieuwe sound kon vorig jaar al op veel bijval rekenen met o.m. een nummer 1 notering in De Afrekening en met tal van uitverkochte concerten in Frankrijk, Nederland, Zwitserland, België en Israël.
In 2016 bevestigt de groep haar sterke live reputatie met een Amerikaanse tournee en een concert op het befaamde SXSW showcase festival!
March 16th - Johnson City, TN @ Capones
March 18th - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 19th - Santa Fe, NM @ TBD
March 21st - West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
March 22nd - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
March 23rd - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
March 24th - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
March 27th - Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
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