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Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25 City US Tour

While a healthy chunk of the Metal Legions of these United States are scrambling to purchase tickets for the mighty Iron Maiden, another worthy tour has been announced as the legendary Queen with Adam Lambert unveils a 25 city arena tour. Check out the press release and I’ll return at the close with some added thoughts.

The Official Words:
***PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT RETURN TO ROCK NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER*** 25-City Arena Tour kicks off June 23 in Phoenix; hits legendary Hollywood Bowl June 26; Tickets On Sale February 3

– Pre-Sales: QueenOnline.com Subscribers and Queen Fan Club Members will be sent buy links and passwords prior to 10am January 31st pre-sales –

New York – January 26, 2017 – Back by popular demand, Queen + Adam Lambert will rock North America this summer with a highly-anticipated 25-city arena tour kicking off June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona at Gila River Arena, followed shortly after with a special Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl performance, June 26.

After wildly successful and sold out tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America, Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will debut a brand new show specially designed and created for this outing, bringing fans all their favorite Queen hits, like “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions”. The high-energy concert will bring their history alive in all its passion and glory, with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more, before wrapping on August 5 in Houston, TX at the Toyota Center. The tour is presented by Live Nation.
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Trailer Time: Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (2016)

Logo - Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Fox Network has offered up some interesting musical renditions over the last few years with “The Wiz” and “Grease” being among the latest ones and while I didn’t see “Wiz” I did catch a fair chunk of “Grease” which was really done well. It’s one of my favorite Broadway shows to be honest and they did this one right. That being said I had to admit some serious surprise when it was revealed that the iconic Underground B Science Fiction Horror film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was next on their list. I’ve embedded the recently revealed trailer for you below. Check it out.

The Scoop:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (also known as The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event) is an upcoming television film. It is a “reimagining” of the 1975 film of the same name, directed by Kenny Ortega and using the original script written by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman. The film will star Laverne Cox, and will be broadcast on the Fox network around Halloween, 2016.

Cast:
Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss
Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors
Reeve Carney as Riff-Raff
Christina Milian as Magenta
Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia
Staz Nair as Rocky
Adam Lambert as Eddie
Ben Vereen as Dr. Everett von Scott
Tim Curry as the Criminologist

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is not one of the typical television items that I would include here but the “RHPS” is something very near and dear to me in terms of just how much fun it was as a film. I am speaking of course of both seeing it on the big screen and being part of that wild live audience that carries on with absolute madness while it plays. Okay so here is a confession, while I never dressed up for the film, on the few times I got to see it I did dance around and brought some of the props like confetti and rice or a water gun and such. It was weird wild stuff. Personally speaking I just don’t feel right about any sort of remake or re-imagining that is now happening and this is nothing against who is playing who and what they are all about. To me this is timeless underground cinema that should be left alone. Call me old fashioned but some things are sacred to me in this media realm we live in but I guess after forty years of being in existence I should have expected a redo to come around sometime. What do you readers think about the whole thing and the trailer? Let me know in the comments section below.

Official Wiki Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show_%282016_film%29

Fresh Fall Fest @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden

The FRESH 102.7 hits the Theater at MSG on October 8 for their third FALL FEST concert. This year’s lineup features performances by Duran Duran, Adam Lambert, Rachel Platten, Phases and A Great Big World! I’ve listed it as the Fest since I do not know the running order.