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Joel Hoekstra @ The Iridium

Joel Hoekstra’s going to host an old fashioned Rock and Roll jam at the Iridium and feature the talents of Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Chris Caffery (Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and JJ French (Twisted Sister). You don’t wanna miss this one.

Whitesnake Announces “Greatest Hits Tour” 2016

The news and dates are filtering in about the mighty Whitesnake and their recently announced “Greatest Hits Tour”. Check out what I have discovered so far. The poster and dates are the most I could gather and share so far.

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The Scoop:
WHITESNAKE will embark on “The Greatest Hits Tour 2016” in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed:

The Tour Dates:
Jun. 01 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
Jun. 03 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Jun. 05 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Jun. 06 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
Jun. 08 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
Jun. 10 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Casino
Jun. 11 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock
Jun. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 15 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jun. 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Jun. 18 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
Jun. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Jun. 23 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Jun. 26 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
Jun. 28 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
Jul. 01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Casino
Jul. 02 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Poconos Casino
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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter 2015 Tour Dates Are Here

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has unveiled their Winter 2015 Tour Dates and considering there are two respective companies to the enterprise along with an afternoon and evening performance there are a LOT of them to choose from depending on your location. The graphic below gives you some insight as to this year’s spectacle and then I’ll speak about it a little more.

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The tour premise this year is “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve” and for those who are unaware of this aspect of the TSO, this was a television special that aired just around the release time of “The Christmas Attic” and features music from that album along with the eventual classics on “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”. The show featured Ossie Davis and a young Allie Sheridan who eventually became one of the backing singers in the touring company. It was a charming film for sure and its now on DVD for all to enjoy but better yet, this time we get to see its magic right up in front of our faces as this and other TSO classics are performed with perfection. I’m keeping this part brief since the tour dates will continue on for a time and believe me my fingers still hurt from the editing  Please make a note if you are in our own Creative Command HQ vicinity that there is NO show at Nassau Coliseum this year as that arena has closed but according to reports will return in a few years. That means the Prudential Center show in Newark are your only chances. Hey next time around Barclays Center in Brooklyn alright? It will rock, okay here we go.
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Breaking News: Night Ranger’s Joel Hoekstra Joins Whitesnake!!!

Okay, so “breaking” is not the proper word since the news hit my frequency last night while I was covering the NYC appearance of Biohazard and could not hammer out a post for you right away. I felt that it was also best to wait a little while and do some confirmation because in these days of Internet hoaxes and fake news you just never know, so after a quick note to the man himself I can safely say that “yes Metal Legions, guitarist Joel Hoekstra has indeed joined the legendary Whitesnake”.

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings “The Christmas Attic” To 2014

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We might be in the throes of a blazing summer at the moment but that is all the more reason to share the announcement about the Winters greatest concert experience which is none other than The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. For the past two year’s the orchestra has presented “The Lost Christmas Eve” to fans across the country and now it is time to debut “The Christmas Attic”. Fans of the group will recall that this is the title of their second album and it has never been presented in full even though we would find songs peppered into the set list during other shows. The tour banner is below for your enjoyment and then comes all of the dates on the run. Be sure to get a pencil and paper ready or just use your mobile device since no one seems to write anything down anymore. Here we go.

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I’ve painstakingly culled together the sum total of all the gigs on this run. The East Coast and the West Coast, along with the matinee and evening show and you might want to get a cup of coffee before you dig into this massive list.

The Tour Dates:
Nov 13, 2014 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center (4:00 PM)
Nov 13, 2014 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center (8:00 PM)
Nov 13, 2014 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center (7:30 PM)
Nov 14, 2014 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center (3:30 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center (8:00 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 19, 2014 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum (7:30 PM)
Nov 19, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 19, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 20, 2014 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 20, 2014 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 21, 2014 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 21, 2014 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 21, 2014 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Raleigh, NC @ The PNC Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Raleigh, NC @ The PNC Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Portland, OR @ The Moda Center (3:00 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Portland, OR @ The Moda Center (7:30 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (4:00 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (8:00 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (3:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (8:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena (3:30 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center (3:00 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center (7:30 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena (7:30 PM)
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