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Bryan Adams & Billy Idol Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour

Monday mornings seem to have found the best way to send people off to their jobs or to school and I am meaning by their practice of announcing a cool concert tour. This latest one will find the legendary Punker Billy Idol teaming up with Bryan Adams for a sure to be hit song spectacle on some limited dates this summer. Check out the full press release down below. I’ll be back at the close, I promise.

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The Press Release:
This summer, two rock legends – Bryan Adams and Billy Idol – will hit the road together for an epic run of U.S. co-headlining dates. Produced by Live Nation, the special limited 8-city outing kicks off August 1st in Gilford, NH and will also make stops in Uncasville, CT, Wantagh, NY, Syracuse, NY, Clarkston, MI, Darien Center, NY, and Holmdel, NJ, before wrapping August 12th in Bristow, VA.

The tour will mark the first time ever the two indelible musicians have played together on the same stage. Between both of them, they have sold over 100 million records and sold out thousands of shows around the world. With Idol having eight top 20 hits and Adams’ having 13 himself, fans can expect one memorable night of incredible music spanning both artists’ careers.
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Cal Jam 2018 Announces Line-Up; Foo Fighters To Headline/Curate

You might have noticed that I’ve been trying to list more music festival announcements here in our “Upcoming Tours” category. For those who are curious, its because I figured it was a wise move with such a wide-readership base to our postings so with that said here is the skinny on the returning event known as “Cal Jam”.

The Press Release:
A year after the legendary debut weekend from which 30,000+ true rock believers have barely recovered… Cal Jam 18 is back for another weekend of joyful rock-n-roll abandon featuring 20+ bands on four stages this October 5-6, 2018. Promoted by Live Nation, the festival returns to Glen Helen Regional Park and

Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA, for an even more monolithic second incarnation of what the Los Angeles Times cited as the reason fans “come to music festivals: to feel connection and catharsis.”

Today, the festival has announced its guitars, guitars and more guitars lineup with Foo Fighters back as headliners and curators, and another once in a lifetime bill that proves that rock-n-roll is alive and well in California. The good times come at the affordable price of $99 (plus taxes and fees) for one day GA. This year, Saturday ticket holders have the option to buy a Friday night ticket for $30 (plus taxes and fees). All camping packages include free entrance to the Friday night Party. Tickets and camping packages go on sale this Thursday, May 17th at 10AM PST. Visit www.caljamfest.com and www.LiveNation.com for more information.

The good times begin with the Friday night party on October 5th, where those with camping passes and Friday night tickets will be invited to kick off the festival with 80s punk legend Billy Idol. Also on the bill is Bridget Everett, the comedian who Jerry Seinfeld called, “one of the greatest live performers I have ever seen in my life,” and Mexico City’s Mexrrissey, performing their set of Smiths and Morrissey cover songs in Spanish, plus so much more. Friday night attendees will also have first crack at the carnival rides and the Rock-N-Roll Museum.

On Saturday, October 6th, Cal Jam will continue last year’s tradition of a 12-hour rock extravaganza where anything can happen—literally anything: last year saw the likes of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Rick Astley, Dave Koz, Liam Gallagher and more joining the Foo Fighters on stage (yes, all during the same show). Foo Fighters will close the proceedings with one of their traditional rock marathons, bringing back what Forbes called “another great rock and roll party from the band who does them better than anyone else today.” And where last year’s inaugural festival was the beginning of the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour, this year’s appearance brings it full circle as the tour’s final show in the LA area.

This year Dave Grohl and crew will be have set themselves up to play after literally the single hardest act to follow in the history of live music: the legendary Iggy Pop. Iggy’s Cal Jam 18 performance will be an exclusive one-off reunion with the all-star Post Pop Depression band that backed him on the handful of shows played in support of the album of the same name, featuring Queens of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

The incomparable Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D will bring ‘The Metal’ to the masses, and alternative pop-rock icons Garbage will be bring their powerhouse live show to the stage. Also joining the bill will be some of the best that rock and roll has to offer from around the world with the likes of Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, Krist Novoselic’s new band Giant In The Trees, Slaves (UK), Gang of Youths, Black Mountain and more performing throughout the day. See full list below.

In addition to the full day of shred, the festival will include a number of activities open to attendees. Campers will be treated to outdoor midnight movies and access to the water park. As well as the newly christened Friday Night Comedy Tent curated by comedian Tim Hanlon (aka Dave’s cousin). Stay tuned for the full schedule to be announced! All ticket holders will be able to enjoy the site’s free carnival rides, the Rock-N-Roll museum, pop up record shop and a hillside full of flappy guys. Because we can. For those who are looking to imbibe in tasty eats and cold drinks, Cal Jam 18 offers a wide variety of curated food trucks, traditional festival food, and all sorts of delicious cold beer.

Friday, Oct. 5th: Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrissey + More!

Saturday, Oct. 6th: Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang Of Youths, Slaves (UK), Giant In The Trees, Metz, Yungblud, Thunderpussy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Fea, Kingfish + More!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This was just a little concert PSA (public service announcement) for you as we shall not be able to attend. Unless one of you readers has a private jet and lodging access on the cheap (meaning free) to share with us here at the Metal Media Command HQ. What do you think about the return of this festival? Is it something you would hit as a fan? Chime in down below.

Official Websites:
Foo Fighters: https://foofighters.com/
Iggy Pop: http://iggypop.com/

Pete Townsend’s “Classic Quadrophenia” @ Metropolitan Opera House

Pete Townsend will be joined by Billy Idol and Alfie Boe to perform music from The Who’s incredible “Quadrophenia” album with a full orchestra. You don’t want to miss this event if you can help it.

Pete Townsend’s “Classic Quadrophenia” @ Metropolitan Opera House

Pete Townsend will be joined by Billy Idol and Alfie Boe to perform music from The Who’s incredible “Quadrophenia” album with a full orchestra. You don’t want to miss this event if you can help it.

Today: Billy Idol Signs “Dancing With Myself @ Fifth Avenue Barnes & Noble (10/8/2014)

This might strike you with a little bit of a surprise but I have been a fan of the music of Billy Idol since I first heard his 1981 debut solo release “Don’t Stop”. Mind you I was still quite the Rocker and the burgeoning Metalhead back then but based on some of the folks that I was jamming with I developed an appreciation of the musical offerings of the all too infectious Idol without any hesitation. That said I am pretty stoked to announce that today at noon, Mr. Idol will be signing copies of his brand new autobiography “Dancing With Myself” at the Fifth Avenue Barnes and Noble. The book was officially released yesterday but you will need to purchase one at the B&N in order to participate in this cool event. Check out the cover of the book and the press copy that I snagged from his official website.

Book - Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
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