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.
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.”
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.
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.” Continue reading Bush Announces Headlining Spring Tour w Chevelle→
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. Continue reading “7th Symphony” by Apocalyptica→