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Brian Setzer Announces “Rockabilly Riot” Summer Tour 2018

The Press Release:
Ain’t nothing like the sizzling sound of rockabilly, and BRIAN SETZER always amps it up with his rockin’ style and guitar assault to leave audiences smiling. Beginning June 1 in Santa Ynez, CA, the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy Award-winner will kick off his 2018 “ROCKABILLY RIOT!” Summer Tour. The U.S. dates will hit Sacramento, Napa, Austin, Tulsa, Atlanta, Charleston and Atlantic City, among other markets, before wrapping June 24 in the Boston area at the Lowell Summer Music Series Outdoors (see the full itinerary below). Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 16 at 10:00am, local time. View the tour trailer

Pre-sale schedule as follows:
* Fan Club Presale: Tuesday, February 13 at 10:00am local time through Friday, February 16 at 10:00am local time. Be the first to get tickets by signing up for Brian’s fan club HERE
* Local Presale: Thursday, February 15th at 10am local through 10pm local

Throughout the tour, expect a killer set list with Stray Cats gems like “Rock This Town,'” “Rumble In Brighton” and “Stray Cat Strut” plus other electrifying songs like “Let’s Shake” from his latest solo studio album Rockabilly Riot!: All Original. Opening up most evenings will be Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers, from the Netherlands, who recently toured with the Rockabilly Riot last year in Europe. SETZER’s red hot compadres for the “ROCKABILLY RIOT!” Summer Tour are Noah Levy on drums, Kevin McKendree on piano/guitar and Mark Winchester on bass. “When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester,” notes SETZER. “He grew up slapping the bass and is in a class of his own. The relationship with the drummer and the bass player in rockabilly is very unique. The slap bass is a rhythmic sounding instrument, so the drummer has to be very in time with him in order not to sound sloppy. Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer, whereas me, as a guitar player, I push everything while they hold it all in place. And when you’re talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it’s a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other.” Asked what he’d like to overhear fans saying after a gig, SETZER says: “I would love to hear, ‘You know, that Rockabilly Riot squad has all the energy and great things I like about the original rockabilly sound, yet they’re a modern band making this music sound new.”
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Poison Announces “Nothin’ But A Good Time” Summer Tour

As the winter draws to its hopeful end for spring, the summer tours are starting to flood the mailbox here at the Metal Media Command HQ and this next one is going to be some great news for a lot of people as Poison returns to the headlining stage. Check out the full press release and dates below. I’ll return at the close with some editorial notions.

The Press Release:
Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, CA at Five Points Amphitheatre.

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities beginning February 6 at 12pm local time. POISON will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales at PoisonOfficial.com for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages. VIP Packages for CHEAP TRICK will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.CheapTrick.com. POP EVIL will also be offering VIP meet & greets at PopEvilVIP.com. For more information about the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, please visit Livenation.com.
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Texas Hippie Coalition Announces The “Year Of The Bull” Tour

Happy Friday! You look like you could use another tour announcement so here we go.

texas hippie coalition, tour posters

The Press Statement:
Announcing the Year Of The Bull Tour! KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, Brand of Julez, and Granny 4 Barrel will be on all dates. Tickets onsale tomorrow at noon. COME GET IT!!! #yearofthebull

The Tour Dates:

4/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
4/20: Denver, CO @ Hermans Hideaway
4/21: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
4/22: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
4/25: Johnson City, TN @ MarX The Spot
4/26: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/3: Louisville, KY @ Trixies
5/5: Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
5/7: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
5/9: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/10: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
5/11: New York, NY @ Kingsland
5/12: Harrisburg,PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts center
5/13: Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
5/15: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/16: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/17: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
5/18: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
5/19: Racine, WI @ Route 20
5/20: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/23: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/25: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/27: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
5/30: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
6/1: Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
6/2: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/3: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
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Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers + Ann Wilson Of Heart Announce “Stars Align Tour”

If you watched the recently aired Grammy Awards, you’d probably think that Rock Music was not really all that popular anymore and that there wasn’t anything good coming down the pike to look forward to. Let me clear that up right now and say that despite what you hear, Rock and Roll is here to stay, and it will never die. With that said, check out this absolutely awesome tour that brings three legendary acts together on one stage. The full press release and dates will follow the artwork.

The Press Release:
Today, iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers announced they will join forces for the “Stars Align Tour,” their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of Heart. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18th in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public for the “Stars Align Tour” beginning Friday, February 2 at 10 AM through LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,” said Jeff Beck.

“This is going to be a knock out combination of music and musicians,” said Paul Rodgers. “I’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isn’t? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Free’ and I hope we can touch your spirit with the ‘Spirit of Free.’”

“I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers,” said Ann Wilson. “They are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.”
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Clutch Announces Spring Headline Dates

What’s this!?! Another tour announcement? Why yes, yes it is. The guys in Clutch have just had their people tell our people and now its time to share it with you people. This is a short one so another announcement is likely. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Clutch has just announced a string of Spring headline tour dates starting on April 27th in Chattanooga, TN. Supporting the tour will be The Bronx, Red Fang and Fireball Ministry. Fan club pre-sale tickets will go on sale today, Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00 pm and will be available through Thursday, February 1st at 10:00 pm. Fan club tickets will be available at https://www.mt.cm/clutch Password: fans1. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 am at local outlets as well as at pro-rock.com and www.facebook.com/clutchband.

The band is currently in the studio working on their new record with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Old 97s, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Red Fang) at Sputnik Sound in Nashville.

Clutch, The Bronx, Red Fang and Fireball Ministry Spring Tour Dates:
04-27-18: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
04-29-18: Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville*
04-30-18: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
05-02-18: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
05-03-18: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
05-04-18: Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Fest*
05-05-18: Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
05-06-18: Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion*
*Festival date
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