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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.

Bush @ Webster Hall

Bush returns to NYC for a performance at Webster Hall. They will be bringing along the Dead Deads as support so come on out.

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Bush Announces Headlining Spring Tour w Chevelle

The tour announcements are going to pick up steam for sure and that is going to find me keeping any additional thoughts on the brief more often than I might like. This one came earlier in the day on Tuesday and discloses the inside scoop on the Spring tour by Bush with Chevelle. Check out the press release below along with the dates.

Tour - Bush - Spring 2016

The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2016) – Multi-platinum rock band BUSH have announced a tour of North America set to kick off this summer on July 21 at Walker, Minnesota’s Moondance Jam festival. The tour includes co-headlining dates with Chevelle, as well as special BUSH VIP packages being offered via On The List Presents. Tickets for the latter go on sale Friday, April 29th at 10am local. More information can be found by clicking HERE.

The tour follows a trio of shows held earlier this week in Florida and is the band’s first run of 2016 following last year’s road show in support of Man on the Run, which began with a performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas as part of a lineup that included System of a Down, Linkin Park and Rise Against. The band (lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Robin Goodridge) also teamed with Shazam, Vevo and VH1 for the video launch of “The Only Way Out,” a song that the group premiered on “The Howard Stern Show.” USA Today had the song’s online premiere, Billboard debuted the album’s title track and Elle premiered “Loneliness Is A Killer.” Those songs all appeared on Man on the Run, which the band recorded with Grammy winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones, Foo Fighters). BUSH also teamed with Pandora for a special promotion that saw them give a special acoustic performance for fans who gave them “a thumbs up,” they performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and frontman Gavin Rossdale guest-starred on the 100th episode of “Hawaii 5-0.”
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“7th Symphony” by Apocalyptica

Artist: Apocalyptica
Title: “7th Symphony”
Label: Jive Music
Release Date: 8/24/2010
Genre: Classical Metal
Rating: 4.25/5

Like a breath of fresh, cold Scandinavian air comes the latest release by Finland’s Apocalyptica. While I am thinking that you should know who they are by now, I will indulge the newcomer by saying that they are the band that made playing the cello not only cool but frigging awesome. Many of their original fans came to love them from their renditions of Metallica standards. With this in your memory banks we can now get down to business about their new album “7th Symphony”. The release is the bands seventh recording which makes the title rather kitsch and it follows suit with their previous album “World’s Collide” by making strong use of their instrumental fare and a number of well-known musical guests to provide vocals on the remaining tracks. I have to take a moment and revisit a minor issue that I felt with their “Worlds Apart” release and that was my initial worry about how the guest appearances seemed to take away from the magic that was Apocalyptica music and how I felt these tunes sounded more like the bands that the singers came from than they should have. Looking back on this I have to say that I was wrong because it really ended up working in the bands behalf and brought them to greater heights than had they not chosen to do so. Hearing Eicca, Perttu, Paavo and Mikko with new voices to their compositions was truly interesting from beginning to end. Here is the layout of this musical map.
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