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Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now. It debuted at number one in the United States and the single “Mean” won two Grammy Awards. Her fourth album, Red (2012), yielded the successful singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble“. With her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989 (2014), she became the first act to have three albums sell 1 million copies within one week in the United States. Its singles “Shake It Off“, “Blank Space“, and “Bad Blood” reached number one in the US, Australia, and Canada. The album received three Grammy Awards, and Swift became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. The 2015 concert tour for 1989 became one of the highest-grossing of the decade. Swift’s sixth album, Reputation (2017) and its lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” topped the U.K. and U.S. charts.

 

June 2, 2018 – Soldier Field (Chicago)

June 30, 2018 – Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, Ky.)

July 7, 2018 – Ohio Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)

July 10, 2018 – FedEx Field (Washington, D.C.)

July 11, 2018 – FedEx Field (Washington, D.C.)

July 13, 2018 – Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)

July 14, 2018 – Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)

July 17, 2018 – First Energy Stadium (Cleveland)

July 21, 2018 – MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

July 22, 2018 – MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

July 26, 2018 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

July 27, 2018 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

July 28, 2018 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Aug. 3, 2018 – Rogers Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

Aug. 4, 2018 – Rogers Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

Aug. 7, 2018 – Heinz Field (Pittsburgh)

Aug. 10, 2018 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)

Aug. 11, 2018 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)

Aug. 14, 2018 – Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Aug. 18, 2018 – Hard Rock Stadium (Miami)

Aug. 25, 2018 – Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tenn.)

Aug. 28, 2018 – Ford Field (Detroit)

Aug. 31, 2018 – U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)

Sept. 1, 2018 – U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)

Sept. 8, 2018 – Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Mo.)

Sept. 15, 2018 – Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)

Sept. 18, 2018 – The Dome at America’s Center (St. Louis)

Sept. 22, 2018 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

Sept. 29, 2018 – NRG Stadium (Houston)

Oct. 5, 2018 – AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

Oct. 6, 2018 – AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

 

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Metallica is now on their way to the United States for a memorable and historic concert tour.  For what ever reason the musical legends themselves have seen their concerts everywhere being sold out. The audiences everywhere wants in on their International fame while each fan speculates the lives and development each member of this heavy metal group as both innovated and have led one successful to another successful sub- cultural genre of heavy metal expressional performances and creativeness not seen in other similar band groups.

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Metallica Live at The O2, London, England, 22 October 2017

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Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career.[1][2] The group’s fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding “big four” bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica’s current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to form Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Then where ever you are start to car pool — NOW — and contact friends you know == immediately — in the following list of locations of dates in order to crash a day before the concert date and leaving a day after – hopefully with no hang over after further celebrations following the concert’s finished.

Lastly check out to see if any to see of you accidently picked up any tattoos.

Here are the dates…

09/02 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
09/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
09/06 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
09/08 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
09/11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
09/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
09/15 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
10/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
10/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
10/20 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
10/27 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
10/29 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
11/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
11/28 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
11/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/02 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
12/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/09 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
01/18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
01/20 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
01/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
01/24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
01/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
02/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/28 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
03/02 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
03/04 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
03/06 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/09 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
03/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

Source Wikipedia,  the free encyclopedia…

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Piece of Me Tour[1] (also referred to as Britney: Live in Concert[2] and the Piece of Me: Exclusive Limited Tour[3]) is the ninth concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It largely mirrors her Las Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me, which ended in December 2017[4] and also marks Spears’ first concert tour in six years. She performes for the first time in London for The Apple Music Festival 2016. The tour continues in the summer of 2017, when Spears performed 11 shows in Asia.[5] The tour continues in the summer of 2018 throughout various cities across North America and Europe.[6] On May 17, 2018, Spears confirmed she would be adding new songs and changing up the show.[7]

June 3, 2017 Tokyo Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium N/A
June 4, 2017
June 6, 2017 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
June 10, 2017 Seoul South Korea Gocheok Sky Dome
June 13, 2017 Taipei Taiwan Nangang Exhibition Center
June 15, 2017 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
June 23, 2017 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
June 24, 2017
June 27, 2017 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
June 30, 2017 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
July 3, 2017 Tel Aviv Israel Yarkon Park
North America[34]
July 12, 2018 National Harbor United States MGM National Harbor N/A
July 13, 2018
July 15, 2018 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 17, 2018 Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Center
July 19, 2018 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
July 20, 2018
July 21, 2018
July 23, 2018 New York City Radio City Music Hall
July 24, 2018
July 27, 2018 Hollywood Hard Rock Event Center
July 28, 2018
July 29, 2018
Europe[35]
August 4, 2018[b] Brighton England Preston Park Louise[36]
August 6, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Pitbull
August 8, 2018[c] Skanderborg Denmark Skanderborg Dyrehave [37]
August 10, 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena Pitbull
August 11, 2018 Sandviken Sweden Göransson Arena
August 13, 2018 Mönchengladbach Germany SparkassenPark
August 15, 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
August 17, 2018 Scarborough England Open Air Theatre
August 18, 2018 Manchester Manchester Arena
August 20, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
August 22, 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro Arena
August 24, 2018 London England The O2 Arena
August 25, 2018
August 26, 2018
August 28, 2018 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
August 29, 2018
August 31, 2018 Birmingham England Genting Arena
September 1, 2018 Blackpool Blackpool Tower Headland
June 3, 2017 Tokyo Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium N/A
June 4, 2017
June 6, 2017 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
June 10, 2017 Seoul South Korea Gocheok Sky Dome
June 13, 2017 Taipei Taiwan Nangang Exhibition Center
June 15, 2017 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
June 23, 2017 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
June 24, 2017
June 27, 2017 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
June 30, 2017 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
July 3, 2017 Tel Aviv Israel Yarkon Park
North America[34]
July 12, 2018 National Harbor United States MGM National Harbor N/A
July 13, 2018
July 15, 2018 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 17, 2018 Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Center
July 19, 2018 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
July 20, 2018
July 21, 2018
July 23, 2018 New York City Radio City Music Hall
July 24, 2018
July 27, 2018 Hollywood Hard Rock Event Center
July 28, 2018
July 29, 2018
Europe[35]
August 4, 2018[b] Brighton England Preston Park Louise[36]
August 6, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Pitbull
August 8, 2018[c] Skanderborg Denmark Skanderborg Dyrehave [37]
August 10, 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena Pitbull
August 11, 2018 Sandviken Sweden Göransson Arena
August 13, 2018 Mönchengladbach Germany SparkassenPark
August 15, 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
August 17, 2018 Scarborough England Open Air Theatre
August 18, 2018 Manchester Manchester Arena
August 20, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
August 22, 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro Arena
August 24, 2018 London England The O2 Arena
August 25, 2018
August 26, 2018
August 28, 2018 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
August 29, 2018
August 31, 2018 Birmingham England Genting Arena
September 1, 2018 Blackpool Blackpool Tower Headland

LIKE A STORM AND RED SUN RISING TO SUPPORT ON THE AMPHITHEATER OUTING
GODSMACK RETURN APRIL 27 WITH ‘ WHEN LEGENDS RISE’ (BMG); SHINEDOWN PLAN MAY 4 RELEASE FOR ‘ATTENTION ATTENTION’ (ATLANTIC RECORDS)
TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 23
AT LIVENATION.COM

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LOS ANGELES, CA (March 19, 2018) – This summer, rock fans across the country should prepare to be rocked hard when the GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN co-headlining summer tour hits more than 30 cities. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour kicks off July 22 and make stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and many more before wrapping September 2. These dates come as both multi-platinum groups are set to release new albums: Godsmack’s WHEN LEGENDS RISE (April 27 via BMG) and Shinedown’s ATTENTION ATTENTION (May 4 via Atlantic Records). Tickets are available to the general public starting Friday, March 23 at LiveNation.com.

Select dates of the summer tour will also be part of the popular Live Nation Ticket to Rock program. The Ticket to Rock bundle offers fans a low-cost way to see many of their favorite rock artists live in their area all summer long.

“We really believe this could be a great moment in our band’s career and we plan on running on the road until at least fall of 2019,” Sully Erna of Godsmack says. “We love the guys in Shinedown and we all go way back. There is a very strong mutual respect between our camps and we feel that this tour is going to be a must see!” Adds the singer, songwriter and guitarist: “We’re preparing ourselves to be on the top of our game!”

“It’s all about impact, and making a statement,” says Brent Smith, Shinedown’s lead singer. “We are creating a show for the fans that is powerful, passionate, and sonically inspiring. The audience has given us a platform to be ourselves, and create something spectacular. That being said SHINEDOWN, and GODSMACK will most certainly NOT let them down. This will be the Rock & Roll event of the year. In other words “IT’S ABOUT TO GET HEAVY!!!”

The tour will feature two support acts handpicked by Godsmack and Shinedown. Like A Storm will open the first half of the tour with Red Sun Rising performing on the second half. New Zealanders Like A Storm, led by brothers Chris, Matt & Kent Brooks, with Zach Wood on drums, have become the most successful New Zealand rock band in U.S. radio history. The band has just finished recording their new album Catacombs and a single is eminent. Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising–Mike Protich [vocals/guitar], Ryan Williams [guitar], Dave McGarry [guitar/vocals], Ricky Miller [bass/vocals], and Pat Gerasia [drums]–broke onto the scene in 2012. Through tireless gigging, they built up an impressive local fan base.

WHEN LEGENDS RISE, Godsmack’s first album in four years, is due out April 27 via BMG and marks their debut on the label. The new album comes 20 years after the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, Godsmack are an even stronger animal than before. The album’s newly released single, “Bulletproof,” shows the band–Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]–doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft. What inspired the songs on WHEN LEGENDS RISE? “It was just about evolving as a songwriter,” says singer and songwriter Sully Erna. “I wanted to stretch my wings out even further to use all the experiences I’ve had with writing different types of music over the years and applying that to find a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, but still maintaining the power of Godsmack.” WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available for pre-order now (here) with instant grat track, “Bulletproof.” Listen to “Bulletproof” here. An official music video is coming soon. For more information on Godsmack, visit the band’s website here.

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown recently announced the release of their sixth studio album ATTENTION ATTENTION out May 4th on Atlantic Records. Lead single “DEVIL” is out now along with the gripping and visceral video (HERE) which has quickly amassed more than 1 million YouTube views. ATTENTION ATTENTION is available for pre-order now at all DSPs HERE and each pre-order will include an instant download of “DEVIL.” Deluxe album bundles are available at the official Shinedown webstore HERE. The 14-track album, Shinedown’s most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey from ruin to reclamation to revelation. The story that unfolds as the album progresses follows an individual from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear. It is a powerful and enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles, and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another. With a symphony of thought-provoking lyrics, stadium-size, explosive guitars, unpredictable rhythms, and cinematic flourishes, ATTENTION ATTENTION ushers in the band’s biggest and boldest chapter yet. For a full list of Shinedown’s 2018 tour dates, please visit www.shinedown.com.

The GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN summer tour dates are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
Sun 7/22 Clarkston, MI+ & DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue 7/24 Darien Center, NY+ Darien Lake Amphitheater
*Wed 7/25 Mount Pleasant, MI+ Soaring Eagle Casino
Fri 7/27 Tinley Park, IL+& Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat 7/28 Noblesville, IN+& Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
*Sun 7/29 Des Moines, IA+ Wells Fargo Arena
Tue 7/31 Denver, CO+ Pepsi Center
Thu 8/2 West Valley City, UY+ & USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 8/3 Las Vegas, NV+ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Sat 8/4 Irvine, CA+& FivePoint Amphitheatre
Mon 8/6 Albuquerque, NM+& Isleta Amphitheater
Wed 8/8 Bonner Springs, KS+ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat 8/11 The Woodlands, TX+& The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sun 8/12 Dallas, TX+& Starplex Pavilion
Tue 8/14 North Little Rock, AZ^ Verizon Arena
Wed 8/15 Biloxi, MS^ Coast Coliseum
Thu 8/16 Atlanta, GA^ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sat 8/18 Virginia Beach, VA^ Veterans United Home Loans Amphi.
Sun 8/19 Bristow, VA^& Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 8/21 Saratoga Springs, NY^ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed 8/22 Gilford, NH^ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Fri 8/24 Hartford, CT^& XFINITY Theatre
Sat 8/25 Mansfield, MA^& XFINITY Center
Sun 8/26 Camden, NJ^& BB&T Pavilion
Tue 8/28 Burgettstown, PA^& KeyBank Pavilion
Wed 8/29 Syracuse, NY^ Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri 8/31 Scranton, PA^& The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sat 9/1 Holmdel, NJ^& PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 9/2 Wantagh, NY^& Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

+Like A Storm supporting
^Red Sun Rising supporting
& Part of Ticket to Rock bundle
*indicates a non-Live Nation show

About GODSMACK:
Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and diehard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet fought hard to secure a place in music history since first smashing their way on to the scene in 1998. To date, they’ve notched a staggering six #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 20 Top 10 hits at the format—the most of any act since February 1999–as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of The Billboard Music Awards Rock Artist’s of the Year in 2001.  Selling over20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200—namely Faceless [2003], IV [2006], and The Oracle[2010]. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets everywhere from Mayhem and UPROAR to Rock on the Range. Godsmack released the successful and acclaimed 1,000 HP in 2014, and their domination continues with the release of When Legends Rise, their seventh full-length album in 2014. They still stand alone.

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For more information on GODSMACK, visit:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | YOUTUBE

ABOUT SHINEDOWN:
Leading the charge for 21st century rock, multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown – Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, has 11 platinum and gold singles and four platinum and gold albums, and averages more than 3.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify as one of the most-listened-to rock bands on the platform with over 600 million streams, contributing to their more than 1 billion total overall streams to date. The band’s forthcoming album ATTENTION ATTENTION  is the follow-up to 2015’s Threat To Survival LP which marked Shinedown’s third straight Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200, arriving at #5 while also debuting at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums Chart and bringing Shinedown‘s total count of number one rock singles to 12 thanks to hits like “Cut the Cord” and “State of My Head.” Every one of the singles released over Shinedown‘s nearly two-decade career has ascended to the Top 10 on the rock charts – a feat unmatched by any other rock band. They began their unparalleled domination of multi-format rock radio with their 2003 platinum-certified debut Leave A Whisper and its gold-selling 2005 follow-up Us and Them2008’s Billboard Top 10, double-platinum LP The Sound of Madness remained on the Top 200 Chart for a staggering 120 consecutive weeks and made rock history with six #1 singles including the gold “Devour,” platinum “If You Only Knew,” and the triple-platinum breakthrough “Second Chance,” igniting a mainstream crossover and soaring to #1 at Hot AC and Top 3 at Top 40. The American Music Award-nominated band then seized #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and #4 on the Top 200 with 2012’s gold-certified Amaryllis, which launched three #1 Active Rock anthems – “Bully,” “Unity,” and “Enemies.” Hailed as a fiery and always exciting live act, the band continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and has racked up countless sold-out tours and festival headlining sets as well as numerous national television appearances such as The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TODAY. 

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For more information on Shinedown, please visit:
Facebook | Instagram| Twitter | Website | Atlantic Records

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GODSMACK Press Contacts:
MSO PR
818.380.0400
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@msopr.com
Marcee Rondan // marcee@msopr.com
Mike Gowen // mgowen@msopr.com
Bari Lieberman (tour) // blieberman@msopr.com

SHINEDOWN Press Contacts:
Press Here
Carla Senft // carla@pressherepublicity.com

Atlantic Records Press Contact:
Glenn Fukushima // Glenn.Fukushima@atlanticrecords.com

Live Nation Press Contacts:
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Monique Sowinski // moniquesowinski@livenation.com

THE OLD GLOBE TO OPEN ITS 2018–2019 SEASON
with the WORLD PREMIERE of the ,
Inspired by the Songs of HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
Performances Will Run SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
See What HUEY Had to Say to ROLLING STONE!

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SAN DIEGO (February 9, 2018)—The Old Globe today announced that its 2018–2019 Season will kick off with the world premiere of the new musical Heart of Rock and Roll, inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, featuring a book by Jonathan Abrams and story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Abrams. It will be directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Lorin Latarro and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer. Heart of Rock and Roll will be presented by special arrangement with Tyler Mitchell, W. Leo Kiely, Bill Kiely, Whitney Kiely Moehle, and Tamar Climan. Mr. Lewis released a brief video to Rolling Stone about the show (with a surprise guest cameo)—click here to see for yourself!
Heart of Rock and Roll will run September 6 – October 21, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 6 – September 13. Opening night is Friday, September 14. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
With chart-topping songs such as “Hip to Be Square,” “Do You Believe in Love,” “Workin’ for a Livin’,” and the Academy Award-nominated “The Power of Love,” Huey Lewis is one of the most beloved musicians of his generation. Now his high-energy hits will keep your heart still beatin’ at this irrepressible world premiere musical. Bobby is a former rock singer who has traded in his guitar for a stable job in corporate America. He’s on the verge of closing the ultimate business deal and winning the girl of his dreams (who’s also the CEO’s daughter)—that is, if he doesn’t jeopardize everything by reuniting with his band for another shot at rock-and-roll glory. Rediscover Huey Lewis and the News’s heart-pumping classics in this hilarious and electrifying new musical about holding onto your dreams and never losing the thrill of the “heart of rock and roll.”
The creative team includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Tony winner Paloma Young (Costume Design), Tony winner Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Tony winner John Shivers (Co-Sound Design), David Patridge (Co-Sound Design), Tara Rubin Casting/Eric Woodall, CSA (Casting), and Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager). Casting will be announced at a later date.
“Everyone at the Globe is beyond excited to have Huey Lewis’s thrilling songs open our 2018–2019 Season in this rocking and rollicking new musical,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Full of laughter and joy, Heart of Rock and Roll tells a sweet story of how our wildest dreams sometimes do come true, only in slightly different ways than we imagined. Huey Lewis and the News’s songs—one monster hit after another—deliver jolts of joy and surges of energy, all perfectly suited to the musical theatre stage in Brian Usifer’s amazing arrangements. Huey’s talent has drawn a brilliant team of theatrical visionaries together, led by the witty and imaginative director Gordon Greenberg, and they’ve made a musical that’s about as great a night out as I can imagine. I can’t wait to share it with San Diego’s audiences.”
Huey Lewis is the iconic front man of the multiplatinum, Grammy Award–winning, and Academy Award–nominated rock-and-roll band Huey Lewis and the News. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, Huey Lewis and the News has sold over 30 million albums that produced nineteen Top 10 and three No. 1 hits, including the global smash “The Power of Love,” which was nominated for an Academy Award. Their landmark 1983 album Sports sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone and features four Billboard Top 100 hits: “If This Is It,” “Heart and Soul,” “I Want a New Drug,” and “The Heart of Rock & Roll.” Their follow-up album, Fore!, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 with five singles on Billboard’s Top 10 singles chart, two of which were No. 1 hits: “Stuck with You” and “Jacob’s Ladder.” All five albums released by the band between 1982 and 1991 have been certified either Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum. The band continues to tour the globe and thrill audiences worldwide.
Jonathan Abrams (Book, Story) is a film and television writer and producer. He most recently wrote an original pilot, “Bishop,” for A&E Network and has developed dramas for FOX, ABC, NBC, and The CW. In feature films, he most recently wrote his original idea Diplomats for 20th Century Fox with Chernin Entertainment producing. He has sold or optioned numerous screenplays, including Relativity Media’s romantic comedy The Wedding Doctor, with Nicole Kidman attached to star.He was also a credited producer on Summit Entertainment’s Escape Plan franchise. He is a graduate of University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Tyler Mitchell (Story) has over two decades of experience in film and television as a producer, writer, and executive. His producing credits include The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey; Lucky Number Slevin starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley, and Morgan Freeman; The Angriest Man in Brooklyn starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis; and most recently the critically acclaimed film Maudie starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Mr. Mitchell’s television credits include NBC’s “Kidnapped” and “My Own Worst Enemy,” both of which he produced and wrote. As a production executive, Mr. Mitchell has overseen the development, production, and financing of many films, including The Butterfly Effect starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart and The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp and Aaron Eckhart. Mr. Mitchell is currently Senior Vice President of Imagine Entertainment, an award-winning film and television production company.
Gordon Greenberg (Director) returns to The Old Globe, where he directed and wrote additional material for Working (co-adapted with Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda), which went on to an extended run at Broadway in Chicago and later at 59E59 Theaters in New York (Drama Desk Award). His other directing and writing work includes this season’s London revival of Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), co-writing and directing the Broadway stage adaptation of The Secret of My Success (Universal Stage Productions), directing The Angel and Sparrow (Segal Centre in Montreal), writing the new book for Meet Me in St. Louis (The Muny’s 100th anniversary), directing and co-writing Mystic Pizza (MGM/The Araca Group), and co-writing Dracula! The Remix and Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big [your town here] Christmas Show! (Bucks County Playhouse). Mr. Greenberg co-wrote and directed last season’s Broadway stage adaptation of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Roundabout Theatre Company/Universal Stage Productions, PBS’s “Great Performances”) and directed the acclaimed West End revival of Guys and Dolls, which starred Rebel Wilson and received six Olivier Award nominations (West End, Chichester Festival Theatre). He also directed Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations) and the stage adaptation of Disney’s Tangled; co-wrote original movie musicals for Disney Channel and Nickelodeon; and directed regional work at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Huntington Theatre Company, Signature Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, and more. He attended Stanford University and New York University and is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Writers Guild of America, and The Dramatists Guild of America.
Lorin Latarro (Choreography) recently choreographed Broadway’s Waitress, Les Liaisons Dangereuse with Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, and Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and she is the Associate Choreographer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and American Idiot. Her additional choreography includes Chess (The Kennedy Center), Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street for “This American Life” (Brooklyn Academy of Music), The Public Theater’s Twelfth Night and The Odyssey (Delacorte Theater), Queen of the Night (Diamond Horseshoe), Assassins, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and Fanny (City Center Encores!), Between the Lines (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre), and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre Center). Ms. Latarro is a Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate and a Juilliard School graduate. Her upcoming work includes La Traviata at The Metropolitan Opera. lorinlatrarro.com.
Brian Usifer (Music Supervision, Arrangements, and Orchestrations) is a New York City–based music director, pianist, orchestrator, arranger, producer, and composer. He is currently the Music Director of Disney’s Frozen, which made its world premiere in Denver in summer 2017 before its opening on Broadway this season. He is also currently the Associate Music Supervisor of The Book of Mormon on Broadway and on tour, which won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Previously, Mr. Usifer was the Music Director of Kinky Boots on Broadway, which won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score; the cast recording won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. He was also the show’s Associate Music Supervisor for the national tour and the productions in Toronto and on the West End, where it won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. brianusifer.com.
Heart of Rock and Roll at The Old Globe is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Terry Atkinson, Elaine and Dave Darwin and Sheryl and Harvey White. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

Additional events taking place during the run of Heart of Rock and Roll will include the Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar, Subject Matters, Post-Show Forums, and free AXIS events.
Tickets to Heart of Rock and Rollare currently available by subscription only and can be purchased online at http://www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.
Performances begin on September 6, 2018 and continue through October 21, 2018. Opening night is Friday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Through a special arrangement with the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe evening ticket-holders have the opportunity to pre-purchase valet parking in the Zoo’s employee parking structure. With a drop-off point just a short walk to the Globe, theatregoers may purchase fast, easy, convenient valet parking for just $14 per vehicle per evening. Pre-paid only, available only by phone through the Old Globe Box Office. Call (619) 234-5623 or visit
http://www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions–parking/valet-parking. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit http://www.BalboaPark.org.
There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. There is a 10-minute zone at The Old Globe, used only for daytime deliveries, ticket purchases, and handicapped access dropoff. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit http://www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions–parking/detailed-directions.
PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.
CALENDAR: The Importance of Being Earnest (1/27/18–3/4), Uncle Vanya(2/10–3/11), AXIS: Give Love San Diego (2/10), American Mariachi (3/23–4/29), AXIS: Mariachi Reyna (3/31), The Wanderers (4/6–5/6), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/21), A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12–6/17), coLAB: Program Showcase (5/12), Native Gardens (5/26–6/24), The Tempest (6/17–7/22), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12), Barefoot in the Park (7/28–8/26), Much Ado About Nothing (8/12–9/16), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration (9/15), 2018 Globe Gala (9/22).
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at http://www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS TOP 10 BILLBOARD SINGLES
Title Year Peak
“The Power of Love” 1985 #1
“Stuck with You” 1986 #1
“Jacob’s Ladder” 1987 #1
“But It’s Alright” 1994 #1
“Hip to Be Square” 1986 #3
“Perfect World” 1988 #3
“The Heart of Rock & Roll” 1984 #6
“If This Is It” 1984 #6
“Doing It All for My Baby” 1987 #6
“Do You Believe in Love” 1982 #7
“Heart and Soul” 1983 #8
“Workin’ for a Livin’” 1982 #9
“I Know What I Like” 1987 #9

CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
Derek McLane (Scenic Design) has designed over 350 productions on Broadway, Off Broadway, internationally, regionally, and on television. He was last at The Old Globe with In Your Arms. His Broadway credits include The Price, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Fully Committed, Noises Off, Gigi, Anything Goes, Ragtime, 33 Variations, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Heiress, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Follies, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Million Dollar Quartet, The Pajama Game, and I Am My Own Wife. His Off Broadway credits include If I Forget, Love Love Love, The Night of the Iguana, Sweet Charity, Buried Child, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Spoils, Into the Woods, Ruined, Macbeth, and Hurlyburly. Mr. McLane’s television credits include the Academy Awards (2013–2017) and the live NBC musicals The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray. He has received Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Art Directors Guild Awards. He is on the board of directors at The New Group and Fiasco Theater and has been a mentor for Theatre Development Fund’s Open Doors program for the past 15 years.
Paloma Young (Costume Design) previously designed The Old Globe’s 2006 Summer Shakespeare Festival production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She designed the Broadway productions of Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Tony nomination), and Bandstand (Drama Desk Award nomination). Her Off Broadway credits include The Great Comet (Kazino, Lucille Lortel Award), Fly by Night (Playwrights Horizons), Recall (Colt Coeur), Permission (MCC Theater), and Brooklyn Babylon (Brooklyn Academy of Music). She has designed regionally at American Repertory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hand2Mouth, and Mixed Blood Theatre, among others. palomayoung.com.
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design) won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Hamilton. His Broadway credits include Come from Away (2017 Tony nomination), Allegiance, After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011 Tony nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Award), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination, Olivier and Dora Mavor Moore Awards). He is the Co-Founder and Resident Lighting Designer of Parsons Dance.
David Patridge (Co-Sound Design), along with John Shivers, designed the Globe’s productions of Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Sammy, and Ace. He designed the Broadway productions of Holler If Ya Hear Me and Soul Doctor and the U.S. tours of Flashdance, Mamma Mia!, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His regional credits include three seasons with The Muny (2015–2017) as well as First Wives Club, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Beauty and the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, and Miss Saigon. He designed Gigantic Off Broadway and Das Wunder von Bern internationally. Mr. Patridge also served as associate sound designer on Paramour, Kinky Boots, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Leap of Faith, Bonnie & Clyde, We Will Rock You, Sister Act, Come Fly Away, 9 to 5, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!, Tarzan, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,and In My Life. He is a recipient of the Kevin Kline and Suzi Bass Awards for Outstanding Sound Design.
John Shivers (Co-Sound Design) designed, with David Patridge, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Sammy, and Ace at The Old Globe. He currently has in development Pretty Woman, The Sting, and Gettin’ the Band Back Together. His other credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Muny’s 2015–2017 seasons, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life, and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. His international credits include The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder von Bern, and The Lion King (Shanghai and Singapore). His other regional credits include Hood, Born for This, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, and Tales of the City, as well as work with Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines, and Electric Lady Studios.
Tara Rubin Casting/Eric Woodall, CSA (Casting) has cast the Globe’s Guys and Dolls, Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dog and Pony, A Room with a View, and others. Their select Broadway credits include King Kong (upcoming), Prince of Broadway, The Band’s Visit, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale The Musical, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, The Heiress, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Shrek The Musical, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, and The Phantom of the Opera. Their Off Broadway credits include Here Lies Love and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. They have also cast regionally for Yale Repertory Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked on The Old Globe’s productions of The Importance of Being Earnest; Benny & Joon; King Richard II; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; October Sky; Kiss Me, Kate; The Twenty-seventh Man; Bright Star; Dog and Pony; The Winter’s Tale; Be a Good Little Widow; Allegiance; A Room with a View; Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show; The Savannah Disputation;and Kingdom. Ms. Nero also worked on the Broadway production of Bright Star and most recently launched the first national tour. Her selected La Jolla Playhouse credits include Sideways directed by Des McAnuff, Ruined directed by Liesl Tommy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Christopher Ashley, and Herringbone directed by Roger Rees and starring BD Wong. Ms. Nero has worked with several prominent regional theatres including The Kennedy Center, Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson and Kirk Douglas Theatres), Hartford Stage, SITI Company, Huntington Theatre Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, in addition to having toured nationally and internationally with various organizations.

 

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Famed drumming brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice will perform songs from their first and newly released joint studio album “Sinister,” at the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony, January 24, 2018. This great collection is comprised of 13 tunes, and has numerous high profile musicians on all tracks.

“Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He´s a very good singer and I´m glad he sang one number on this record,” says Vinny Appice. “We cannot wait to take the album on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill,” says Carmine Appice.

“We are so excited to have Carmine and Vinny Appice perform some of the songs from their Sinister album, at the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History President Pat Gesualdo. “Vinny was inducted into the Hall in 2017, and Carmine is going to be inducted in 2018.”

The Appice “Sinister” album is available through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download, and stream.

 

The 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:

2018 INDUCTEES:

Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, Ward One)
Lzzy Hale  (Halestorm)
Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley, Induction by Vinny Appice)
Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein)
Nick Menza (Megadeth, OHM)
Anvil
Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Painmuseum, Courtesy of Marshall Amps)
Riot
Munsey Ricci  (President, Skateboard Marketing)
Exodus
Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)
Elliott Rubinson  (Dean Guitars, with Rubinson family accepting the Induction)

Plus Surprise Guests!!                                       

 

Tickets for the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony are available at www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org The show is sponsored by: Pepsi, KLOS FM, TD Bank, Modern Drummer, TotalRock.com, Riola Design, Zildjian Cymbals, Playability Toys, Metaltalk.net, and Marshall Amps.

 

ABOUT THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

 

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever, those Iconic musicians and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.

 

The Hall of Heavy Metal History does an Annual Celebrity Benefit Gala in January, in Anaheim CA. The Hall also has does an Annual on-stage Induction Ceremony at Wacken, the world’s largest heavy metal festival, for the “Global Metal Ambassador Artist Award.” The Hall of Heavy Metal History is part of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), where celebrities, sports stars, law enforcement agencies, the United States Department of Defense, and major corporations join to help special needs children and wounded soldiers on a Global basis. D.A.D. and the Hall of Heavy Metal History also join with the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

 

For tickets or more information, please visit www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.

 

Official Hall of Heavy Metal History Websites:
www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org

www.facebok/thehallofheavymetal

www.dadprogram.org

 


 

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ICONIC METAL MUSICIANS AND INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

CLIFTON, NJ, (September 19, 2017) – Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, Bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Legend Eddie Trunk will host the event.

An All-Star Jam, and surprise artists will part of the Ceremony. Budderside will perform as special guests. Proceeds to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:

Bill Ward  (Black Sabbath, Ward One)

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)

Carmine Appice  (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley), Induction by Vinny Appice

Anvil

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein)

Riot

Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Painmuseum, Courtesy of Marshall Amps)

Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing)

Exodus

Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)

Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Rubinson family accepting the Induction)

 

Plus an All- Star Jam and Surprise Guests!!

TICKETS: www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org/store/

 

Schedule of Events:

5:00PM Red Carpet

6:00PM Press Conference (Private)

6:00PM: General Admission

7:00PM Budderside

8:00PM Induction Ceremony

9:00PM Intermission / Budderside

9:30PM Induction Ceremony

All Star Jam To Follow

 

Be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!!

General Admission Seating, $34.99

Sponsors: Pepsi, Zildjian Cymbals, TotalRock.com, Metaltalk.net, Modern Drummer Magazine,

ProMark Drumsticks, Riola Design, Marshall Amps.

 

For more information, please contact publicity@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org or 973-725-5150.

Official Hall of Heavy Metal History Websites:

www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org

hallofheavymetalhistory/facebook

 


 

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WACKEN OPEN AIR AND HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY JOIN FORCES ON INDUCTION CEREMONY 

Clifton, NJ – Hamburg, Germany (JUNE 27, 2017) – Wacken Open Air, one of the world’s largest Heavy Metal music festivals, and the Hall of Heavy Metal History, have joined forces to induct Legendary Guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. A special ceremony inducting Ross “The Boss” Freidman as “Global Metal Ambassador,” will take place on-stage at Wacken Open Air festival, August 3, 2017, in front of 75,000 metal fans. Joining Ross on stage for the Induction Ceremony will be various Wacken Open Air officials, AFM Records representatives, and Executives from the Hall of Heavy Metal History.

“It is a great honor to join with Wacken Open Air to Induct Ross “The Boss” Friedman, with the “Global Metal Ambassador Award,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo.”If anyone deserves this award, it’s Ross. He’s been working extremely hard for decades to ensure that metal continues to thrive.”

“We are very happy to be part of this very special ceremony and looking forward to having Ross the Boss on our stage for the very first time in Wacken”, says one of the Wacken Open Air promoters, Thomas Jensen.

 

About Wacken Open Air

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A), is a summer open-air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Hamburg. The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands with about 800 fans. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts four days. It is currently considered the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world. Since 2006 it is sold out in advance with 75,000 visitors.

 

About the Hall of Heavy Metal History

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is dedicated to enshrining forever, those Legendary musicians, record company executives, journalists, and producers who are responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Induction Ceremony and Celebrity Awards Gala is held every January in Anaheim C.A.

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is part of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Proceeds from both organizations are donated to establish free therapy services and programs to help disabled children and their families. Every January, Iconic musicians and music industry personalities are inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony, in Anaheim, CA.

 

For more information, please contact the Hall of Heavy Metal History at 973-725-5150, or info@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.



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2017 HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY AWARDS CEREMONY OVERVIEW

CLIFTON, NJ, (February 8, 2017) – The Hall of Heavy Metal History recently honored metal royalty at it’s 1st Annual induction Ceremony. The stellar event was hosted by Legendary Television/Radio personality Eddie Trunk, and took place January 18, 2017, in Anaheim Ca. The inductees, notable musicians, family members, friends, and fans around the world turned out in force to witness the event first hand. Proceeds benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Photos from the event can be seen at the Hall of Heavy Metal History official website at www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.

“On behalf of myself, and the Hall of Heavy Metal History Board of Directors, thank you to all the Inductees, family members, staff, friends, bands, sponsors and fans who joined us in this Historic event,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. Of course we will continue to honor those metal musicians who have fought so hard to keep metal music relevant over the years, include exciting interaction events for the fans, and help The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund as well. The 2018 Ceremony will be featured at a new venue, and is going to be bigger and better than ever.”

Details will be released later this year on how fans can be included for the Nomination process. National fan events based around The Hall of Heavy Metal History are being scheduled for this spring and summer

Musicians Inducted Into the 2017 Ceremony Included:

Ronnie James Dio (With Wendy Dio accepting the Induction)

Metal Blade Records (With Slayer’s Kerry King Introducing Metal Blade CEO/Founder Brian Slagel),

Scorpions (With Mikkey Dee accepting the Induction),

Rainbow Bar and Grill

Rudy Sarzo

Vinny Appice

Lemmy Kilmister (With Motorhead Manger Todd Singerman accepting the Induction)

Ross “The Boss” Friedman

Frankie Banali

Andy Zildjian (President/CEO of “Sabian Cymbals“),

Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali
(Together for a special 33rd Anniversary Induction of Quiet Riot,
as the first band to achieve the #1 Heavy Metal Album status)

Don Airey

Randy Rhoads (With Kathy and Kelle Rhoads accepting the Induction).

 

For more information, please visit www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org, contact 973-725-5150, or email info@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.

Official websites:

www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org
www.facebook.com/hallofheavymetal
www.mobile.twitter.com/heavymetalhall
www.dadprogram.org


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ICONIC ARTIST IOANNIS COMMISSIONED FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTION CEREMONY

Clifton, NJ, (January 8, 2017) – The Hall of Heavy Metal History is proud to announce the commission of original Artwork by iconic record cover artist Ioannis. The piece was specifically designed for the 1st Annual Hall of heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony, Honoring Ronnie James Dio, Metal Blade Records, Scorpions, Rainbow Bar And Grill, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Lemmy Kilmister, Rudy Sarzo, Andy Zildjian, Don Airey, Frankie Banali, Vinny Appice, and Randy Rhoads. Ioannis also created the official logo.

Proceeds benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Hand signed prints by Ioannis are available for presale now, along with tickets to event at our website store WWW.THEHALLOFHEAVYMETALHISTORY.ORG/STORE.

“It is a great honor to work with Ioannis on this very special project,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “I am very proud to create this special Artwork for such an Important, meaningful event,” says Ioannis.

ABOUT IOANNIS

Iconic record cover artist Ioannis (www.dangerousage.com), has designed his legendary artwork for Deep Purple, Allman Brothers, Uriah Heep, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Bob Weir, Starship, Yngwie Malmsteen, Biohazard, Sepultura, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fates Warning, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Johnny Winter, Extreme, UfO, Overkill, The Tubes, Eddie Money, Van Zant, and Saga among others. His clients also include Universal Music, Sony Music, STARZ, IFC films, EMI, Virgin Records, Tribune, and XM Satellite radio.

ABOUT THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever, those Legendary musicians, music industry executives, DJ’s, journalists, and Producers who are often overlooked, but responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today.

The event will take place January 18, 2017, at the Anaheim Expo Center, 1960. S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA. A very limited VIP Meet & Greet session is also available with the celebrity inductees and event seating. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Legendary Radio/Television host Eddie Trunk will host the event, which will Induct Ronnie James Dio, Metal Blade Records, Scorpions, Rainbow Bar And Grill, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Lemmy Kilmister, Rudy Sarzo, Andy Zildjian, Don Airey, Frankie Banali, Vinny Appice, and Randy Rhoads. There will also be performances by Diamond Lane, Budderside, Ross “The Boss” Band, Dio Disciples, and surprise guest appearances. Sponsors include KNAC.COM [3], Pepsi, TD Bank, Promark Drumsticks, D.A.D., Riola Design, and Modern Drummer Magazine.

For more information, please contact publicity@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org or 973-725-5150.

Official Hall of Heavy Metal History Websites:
www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org
hallofheavymetalhistory/facebook
twitter/hallofheavymetal


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METAL BLADE RECORDS, SCORPIONS, AND THE RAINBOW JUST NOMINATED TO THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

Clifton, NJ, (December 20, 2016) – Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the Rainbow Bar and Grill have just joined the list of Metal Royalty who have been nominated for induction into the 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History. The All-Star Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Legend Eddie Trunk will host the event.

Performing at the Ceremony will be Dio Disciples featuring “Craig Goldy,” “Simon Wright” “Scott Warren,” “Bjorn Englen,” “Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens,” and “Joe Retta.”Ross “The Boss” (band), will also be performing, which features Iconic guitarist “Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman,” “Rhino (Formerly of Manowar),” vocalist “Marc Lopes,” and “Mike LePond” (Symphony X). Surprise artists will also take part in the event. Supporting bands include Budderside, and LA rockers Diamond Lane.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:

Ronnie James Dio, “Rainbow,” “Black Sabbath,” “Dio,” (With Wendy Dio accepting the induction)

Rudy Sarzo, formerly of “Ozzy Osbourne” and “Whitesnake.”

Frankie Banali, of “Quiet Riot,” (Along with a special 33rd Anniversary Induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 Heavy Metal Album status).

Lemmy Kilmister, “MotorHead” (With special guest accepting the nomination)

Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of “Manowar”

Vinny Appice, formerly of “Black Sabbath” and “Dio.”

Don Airey of “Deep Purple”

Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of “Sabian Cymbals”

Randy Rhoads, “Ozzy Osbourne,” (With the Rhoads family members accepting the Induction)

“The induction of Ronnie into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History is indeed an honor and I know Ronnie would have been very proud,” says Wendy Dio. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer Fund, we thank you for your support and donation. Every penny will go to cancer research and education, to hopefully one day find a cure for this horrible disease that takes the lives of so many of our loved ones.”

“We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization,” says Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel. “I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the Hall of Heavy Metal History for this great honor.”

“Our family is so deeply honored to have Randy inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History,” says Kathy and Kelle Rhoads.” To think that after all these years since he has passed, he is STILL remembered and respected is totally awesome. His passion for music continues to inspire so many. It was always about the “Music” for him. He would be speechless about this award, and so would our Mom!!”

A press conference and General Admission entrance will commence at 6:30 PM. The Induction Ceremony will take place from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A VIP Meet and Greet with the celebrity Inductees will take place after the Induction Ceremony. Ross The Boss Band, Budderside, Diamond Lane, and surprise guests will perform throughout the night.

Music fans can be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission, and $100.00 for combined General Admission and “VIP Meet And Greet” with the Celebrity Inductees. VIP ticket includes special VIP seating, Pictures and Autographs with the Celebrity Inductees, gift bag with an official VIP Pass, an official Event poster, an official Event T-Shirt, an official Event Program, and additional sponsor items.

For tickets, please go to http://www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org/store

For more information, please contact publicity@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org or 973-725-5150.

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Fleetwood Mac 2018 Tour

Posted: May 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

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LOS ANGELES, CA (April 25, 2018) – Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour, set to kick off in October and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.
Tickets for the tour will go on-sale to the general public starting on Friday, May 4 at 10am local time. A complete Fleetwood Mac itinerary listing all tour dates follows this release. For further information, please visit http://www.fleetwoodmac.com.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, April 30 at 10am through Thursday, May 3 at 10pm. A limited number of LaneOne VIP Packages will also be available, including amazing seats with premium benefits such as transportation, preferred entrance and more.
SiriusXM’s The Fleetwood Mac Channel begins on Tuesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm ET and runs through May, via satellite on channel 30, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at http://www.siriusxm.com and will feature music, interviews and hosted shows from current and former band members.
“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound,” said Mick Fleetwood.

“We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs,” said the group collectively. “Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Fleetwood Mac was founded by Peter Green in 1967 and was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After Peter Green left in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie remained as original members, and the band has since featured a cast of brilliant talents. Most notably, Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974. The enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac stands for an incredible body of great music that has connected with generations of people all over the world for more than 50 years. Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the GRAMMY-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
FLEETWOOD MAC 2018-19 TOUR DATES
*All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.
Date
City
Venue
October 3, 2018
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
October 6, 2018
Chicago, IL
United Center
October 10, 2018
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center (on sale May 11)
October 12, 2018
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 14, 2018
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
October 16, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 18, 2018
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
October 20, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center
October 22, 2018
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
October 26, 2018
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
October 28, 2018
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
October 30, 2018
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena
November 1, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
November 3, 2018
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Tire Centre
November 5, 2018
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
November 7, 2018
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
November 10, 2018
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
November 12, 2018
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
November 14, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
November 17, 2018
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
November 19, 2018
Portland, OR
Moda Center
November 21, 2018
San Jose, CA
SAP Center at San Jose
November 23, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
November 25, 2018
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
November 28, 2018
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
November 30, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
December 3, 2018
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
December 6, 2018
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
December 8, 2018
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
December 11, 2018
Inglewood, CA
The Forum
December 13, 2018
Inglewood, CA
The Forum
February 5, 2019
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
February 7, 2019
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
February 9, 2019
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
February 13, 2019
Birmingham, AL
Legacy Arena at The BJCC
February 16, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
February 18, 2019
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
February 20, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
BB&T Center
February 22, 2019
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena
February 24, 2019
Charlotte, NC
Spectrum Center
February 27, 2019
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
March 3, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
March 5, 2019
Washington, DC
Capital One Arena
March 9, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
March 11, 2019
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden (on sale May 5)
March 13, 2019
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center (on sale May 5)
March 15, 2019
Hartford, CT
XL CENTER
March 20, 2019
Albany, NY
Times Union Center
March 24, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena
March 26, 2019
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center
March 31, 2019
Boston, MA
TD Garden
April 5, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center