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Beck & Cage The Elephant Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour

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Continuing with our Monday Morning Music Motivations, comes the awareness of a co-headlining tour by Grammy Award winning artist Beck and Cage The Elephant. The full skinny on “The Night Running Tour” can be learned below.

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The Press Release:
Today alternative, chart topping artists Beck and Cage The Elephant announced a North American co-headline tour across amphitheaters this summer – The Night Running Tour. Both artists are known for their amazing live performances and the energy they bring to their shows, making this an incredible co-headlining tour fans of both bands will not want to miss. They will be joined by special guest Spoon on all dates. Starcrawler, Sunflower Bean and Wild Belle will open as well in select cities. See full itinerary and details below.

Produced by Live Nation, the 28-city tour kicks off July 11th in Ridgefield, WA at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater and will make stops in Irvine, Las Vegas, Austin, Chicago and more before wrapping August 30th in West Palm Beach, FL at Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 15th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 12th at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, February 14th at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
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“Fun, Fun, Fun” (Single) by Beach Boys w Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist: Beach Boys
Title: “Fun, Fun, Fun” (Single)
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 5/10/2018
Genre: Rock/Classical
Rating: 4/5

Over the years we’ve found many of our favorite Rock bands doing albums and live concert experiences with classical orchestras and while some of them had been extraordinary to listen to there have been others that seemed like they were simply following the trend and are to be avoided. As a writer about the heavier side of music my two first favorites fall to the KISS and Metallica offerings and these have led me to the recently released single by the legendary Beach Boys. I don’t think I need to explain the inclusion of such a group on our pages because I’ve aimed at expanding our focus to other notable names when there was a chance to do so for a while now. Now while they were before so many of our times (yes mine as well people), I did still grow to appreciate many more worlds of melody thanks to their most amazing hits so let’s discuss just what the first single “Fun, Fun, Fun” by the Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is shall we?
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“Live At The Hollywood Bowl” by The Beatles

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Available at long last, the live recordings of The Beatles done in 1964-65 at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Originally issued on LP in 1977 so snap this up and prepare for the movie “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years”; This comes care of Capitol Records. In case your local brick and mortar store doesn’t have this you can use the handy link to Amazon.com below.

“1” (remaster) by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Title: “1” (remaster)
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 9/13/2011
Genre: Rock
Rating: 5/5

In September 2009, the Rock & Roll fans of the world were once again reminded of the full impact and resonating musical influence that was the legacy of The Beatles catalog when it received the remastered treatment and was delivered in both a Stereo and a Mono boxed set. These collections featured all of the bands albums minus the “Anthology” releases and the “Live At The BBC” and were worthy additions to ones musical library. A little over a year had passed when “The Red Album: 1962-1966” and “The Blue Album: 1967-1970” would join them and now in 2011 the much lauded “1” gets its turn.

Originally released to the public in 2000, The Beatles collection “1” has been given the once over and remastered for the world of today and I could not be happier about it since it truly is a perfect hits compilation from beginning to end. Now I know that some of you are probably wondering what led to a primarily Hard Rock and Heavy Metal website’s offering up a review of the release but the answer is very simple – the music of The Fab Four is still magical, extremely relevant and continues to inspire new generations of musicians and fans on a day to day basis even now some fifty years since the band first performed in public. The “1” collection compiles every song by The Beatles that had reached the #1 position on the charts and unless someone’s accounting was off there are 27 such tunes from this vantage point to enjoy. Now it’s hard for me to actually quantify the importance of these legendary songs because they are already beloved along with being instantly recognizable in most music fans hearts. Let’s add to this the fact that certain songs hold a greater importance in people’s lives based on which one it happened to be that first taught them about The Beatles overall musical magic. Depending on your age if you were there from the beginning it could have been “I Want To Hold Your Hand” or perhaps it was “Come Together” because you first heard Aerosmith do it and it made you look to where it came from. I realize that sounds weird but sometimes, just sometimes, this happens. That said what are my own favorites you might be asking, well here goes nothing.
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“A Foot In The Door” by Pink Floyd

Artist: Pink Floyd
Title: “A Foot In The Door”
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 11/8/2011
Genre: Psychedelic Rock/Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Before I begin let me explain how difficult it must be to compile a greatest “hits” release for the band Pink Floyd because if you were going to go by the traditional use of the term, the group really only had about a handful of radio hits. If you analyze those you will find that most of them came from the “Dark Side Of The Moon” and “The Wall” releases with only a couple of other examples. Despite this the band has remained one of the most influential of them all and any of the respect they get is rightly deserved. In thinking about my circle of musical friends, I cannot think of one of them who do not enjoy a little Pink Floyd every now and again. Their work is just that good. Earlier in November, the folks at Capitol Records offered the fans of the band a comprehensive collection of remasters in beautiful packaging with a detailed booklet but it would not end there. Depending on how interested in the band you have become over the years there are also two higher priced versions that give you a little more in terms of music and coolness. Here is what I know about them.
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