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+Live+ and Bush Announce The Alt-Imate Tour For Summer

There are summer tours and there are summer tours. This one is going to bring you back to the days when Alternative Hard Rock was on every station that you listened to and in the set list of every cover band that you went to see in the bars every week. Check out the full press release and dates down below.

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The Press Release:
Seminal rock bands +LIVE+ and BUSH are joining forces for The ALT-IMATE Tour, a high-powered co-headline summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone. Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 cities across the country, kicking off June 6th in Mashantucket, CT with stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 8th in Rochester, MI at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.

“We are thrilled to be touring this summer with LIVE,” says BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale. “The wealth and depth of songs from both bands should provide a great night of music. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer.”

“Bush is a great band and Gavin is a super passionate singer and performer. I’m really looking forward to spending the summer with them,” said +LIVE+ frontman Ed Kowalczyk. “I know the fans are going to get one hell of a show.”

Released in 1994 and fueled by blockbuster No. 1 singles “Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama,” “Glycerine,” “Comedown” and “Machinehead,” breakthrough albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone sold more than 20 million albums combined. Both were spotlighted on Rolling Stone’s list, “1994: The 40

Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year,” and remain timeless favorites, thanks to radio staples that include “Everything Zen,” “Little Things,” “I Alone” and “All Over You.”

“It’s an amazing feeling to know that these songs still resonate so profoundly with people,” says Kowalczyk. “And I still totally get off on celebrating this music with them. With Throwing Copper, we were taking on big things with a big sound. Love, truth, birth, death, philosophy, religion, spirituality…we were asking the perennial questions and poking around for answers with this massive and dynamic sound. It attracted people from all over the world. We were inviting them to imagine that rock and roll could be a valid forum for exploring these types of things…we built it and they came.”

“Sixteen Stone propelled us onto the musical landscape,” says Rossdale. “Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people’s lives and that is the highest compliment available. We’ve continued to make music that resonates with people.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 15th at 10 AM 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, March 12th at 10 AM local time until Thursday, March 14th at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Artist presales are also available now through Thursday, March 14th at 10 PM local time, visit http://bushofficial.com/tour or http://freaks4live.com/home.html.

The Tour Dates:
June 06, 2019: Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – The Grand Theater*
June 07, 2019: Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
June 08, 2019: Burlington, Ontario, Canada @ Spencer Smith Park – Sound of Music Festival*
June 11, 2019: Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 13, 2019: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 14, 2019: Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
June 15, 2019: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26, 2019: Appleton, WI @ Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium*
July 27, 2019: Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino*
July 28, 2019: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 30, 2019: New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
August 02, 2019: Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
August 03, 2019: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
August 06, 2019: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre+
August 07, 2019: Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
August 09, 2019: Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino – West Side Pavilion*
August 10, 2019: Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair*
August 11, 2019: Tucson, AZ @ AVA Casino*
August 14, 2019: Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
August 16, 2019: Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 17, 2019: Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
August 18, 2019: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
August 20, 2019: Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
August 23, 2019: Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo*
August 24, 2019: Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
August 25, 2019: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*
August 27, 2019: Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
August 29, 2019: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30, 2019: Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 04, 2019: Dayton, OH @ The Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 06, 2019: Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 07, 2019: Allegan, MI @ Allegan County Fair*
September 08, 2019: Rochester, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
*not a Live Nation date; +on-sale Wed Mar 13

ABOUT BUSH: With a discography that includes such monumental rock albums as 1994’s 6x platinum-selling SIXTEEN STONE, ‘96’s triple-platinum-selling RAZORBLADE SUITCASE and ‘99’s platinum-selling THE SCIENCE OF THINGS, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” The latter made rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio, where it spent 6 weeks perched atop the chart’s top spot. The song appeared on 2011’s “comeback album,” THE SEA OF MEMORIES, which was BUSH’s first studio album in ten years. That year Billboard ran a story about the band under the headline, “Like They Never Left” – a fitting title as the multi-platinum quartet (vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, drummer Robin Goodridge and bassist Corey Britz) promptly picked up where they left off. They’ve continued to dominate rock radio and play sold-out shows to audiences around the world ever since. The band is currently working on the follow-up to 2017’s Black And White Rainbows, which People magazine hailed as “a triumphant return.”

ABOUT +LIVE+: +LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper—which is being celebrated in 2019 with a new deluxe 25th anniversary edition via Radioactive/Geffen/Ume–produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut. The band released an acclaimed five-song EP in 2018, LOCAL 717, their first new music in over a decade.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I scroll back my own personal sands of time, I remember hitting the local record shop (which was actually a CD shop by then) and picking up these classics of “Sixteen Stone” and “Throwing Copper” and yet despite loving both bands at the time I would not get to see them until many years later. +Live I would only get to check out when they opened for Counting Crows and I had interest in someone who was dying to see that show while Bush was only a couple of years ago. I am not sure how that actually happened but it does sometimes. Oh don’t judge, how many of your favorite bands have you gotten to see? Don’t lie now LOL. I do love the idea of this pairing and feel its another lock of a great couple of headliners and a solid opener as well. For the fans of these bands it will be a night of hits that they all know from many years of listening to once on terrestrial and now Satellite Radio or via a streaming service. You can let me know what you think about this one down in the comments and believe me I love to hear what you think. See you next time.

Counting Crows Announce “25 Years and Counting” Tour w/Live

Now that all the April Fool’s jokes are done and gone and I admit that I fell for a couple of them across the course of the day yesterday, its time to get back to work and share the real news that is happening in the Music and Media scene of the world. I’ve a tour or three to showcase and this one speaks to the 25 Anniversary of the band Counting Crows. They’ll be joined by Live so let’s get right on down to business with the full press release, dates and artwork. Read on.

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The Press Release:
After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide “25 YEARS AND COUNTING” tour, starting with a 40+ city trek across North America this summer. Presented by Live Nation, the tour will begin June 27 in Boise, ID and travel across cities such as San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, New York, Boston, Toronto and Chicago before concluding September 22 in Nashville, TN. Joining the tour is multi-platinum band +LIVE+.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public in select cities starting Friday, April 6 at 10am local time. Counting Crows and +LIVE+ fan presales will begin tomorrow, April 3 at 10am local time. Please see below for full tour itinerary and visit www.livenation.com for full details.

“The nice thing about having 25 years of music to celebrate and seven studio albums we absolutely love to choose from is that we can play a different show every night,” said Crows vocalist Adam Duritz. “The nice thing about touring with +LIVE+ is that we get to spend yet another summer with old friends who play great music. We can’t wait!”
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Original Line-Up of +Live+ To Reunite For 2017 World Tour

While 2016 found several bands ending their musical projects together after many years, it seems that in 2017 shall come with some reunions which is pretty cool news. Here’s the skinny on the band Live who will be hitting the road at some point in the new year. The full press release comes below the logo.

The Press Release:
The original line-up of +LIVE+–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have reunited for a worldwide tour including North America in 2017. The band is now writing and recording new music TBA. *See the Q&A with the band below.

Known as one of the most potent alternative rock acts and concert attractions–with their powerful musical dynamics, vocal fervor and questing lyrics–+LIVE+ will announce tour dates in the new year. The itinerary will be a mix of select headlining shows and key festival appearances.

2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry (released December 31, 1991). The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio.

+LIVE+, Chad Taylor, Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Gracey, and Patrick Dahlheimer

The original line-up of +LIVE+ performed their last show in July 2009 before going off in different directions. Rediscovering their friendship has healed old differences, setting the stage for the four members to come together to make music again.
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