Sasquatch Line-Up Revealed
The return of the "Spectacular Spinning Songbook"
Elvis Costello and the Imposters have announced “The Revolver Tour” during the merry month of May.
For the first time in 25 years, Costello will let his set-list be chosen by ”The Spectacular Spinning Songbook”, a monumental game-show wheel that features 40 song-titles, including hits, rarities and very unexpected covers.
Audience members will be invited onstage where they may spin "The Wheel" and then be offered a chance to enter the "Hostage to Fortune Go-Go Cage", while their selection is performed.
Alternatively, they may choose to take a seat in the on-stage “Society Lounge”, where light refreshments will be served, during what promises to be a splendid and surprising evening.
The original Wheel was famously donated to the Hartlepool Museum Of Showbusiness Machinery but it has been meticulously reconstructed from the original blueprints.
"The Revolver Tour" includes stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles May 11, and two nights at New York's Beacon Theatre May 22 & 23.
See below for a complete list of dates.
The Imposters are: Steve Nieve (keyboards); Pete Thomas (drums) and Davey Faragher (bass).
"The Revolver Tour" Dates:
5/7 - RENO, NV GRAND SIERRA THEATRE (on sale 02/12)
5/8 - OAKLAND, CA THE FOX (on sale 02/13)
5/9 - OAKLAND, CA THE FOX (on sale 02/13)
5/11 LOS ANGELES, CA THE WILTERN (on sale 02/11)
5/15 - CHICAGO, IL CHICAGO THEATRE (on sale 02/05)
5/18 - MONTCLAIR, NJ WELLMONT THEATRE (on sale 02/11)
5/19 - UPPER DARBY, PA TOWER THEATRE (on sale 02/12)
5/20 - BOSTON, MA WANG THEATRE (on sale 02/11)
5/22 - NEW YORK, NY BEACON THEATRE (on sale TBA)
5/23 - NEW YORK, NY BEACON THEATRE (on sale TBA)
*Now if only the Elvis wheel could join (armed) forces with the Yo La Tengo wheel currently making the club rounds, we'd have ourselves a serious barn burner.
Also, Led Zeppelin preps a new release and more
Ugh. This one hurts. Only 58 years old, blues/rock guitarist Gary Moore died over the weekend in Spain, according to the BBC and other sources. He did some amazing guitar work with Thin Lizzy, but music fans in the U.S. may know him more from his hit single "Still Got the Blues." Here's a bit of both from a truly under-appreciated guitarist: "Still Got the Blues" and with Thin Lizzy, "The Cowboy Song."
Remember the Led Zeppelin reunion? Yeah, that was December, 2007, one show only in London. Despite numerous bootlegs, the band resisted putting out an official release. Fans may finally get their with; according to band members, the reunion show should have an official release by this summer, only 3 1/2 years after it took place. Given that it took decades to get live footage on "DVD" in 2003, this is known as "fast-tracking" in the Zep world.
Annie Lennox's voice is one of the greatest gifts the music world has ever seen, even if she sometimes doesn't have confidence in it. This happened weeks ago, but I missed it and maybe you did too. Lennox made a TV appearance talking about how she finally has conquered her own stage fright -- then promptly forgot to start singing the next song when her band kicked in. A funny, touching, live on-stage moment.
52nd anniversary of their tragic plane crash
Jack and Meg are going their separate ways
The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011, their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.
The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.
It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it to stay that way.
Meg and Jack want to thank everyone of their fans and admirers for the incredible support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of The White Stripes’ intense and incredible career.
Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from The White Stripes in their Vault subscription record club, as well as through regular channels.
Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow but that it is seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those creations, with their feelings considered greatly.
With that in mind the band have to say this:
“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”
Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes
Visionary filmmaker now a dance floor whiz
Get the title track from "Helplessness Blues"
His website says he'll be OK
Everyone's heard now about Jimmy Buffett falling off the stage in Australia and being hospitalized. The video has now surfaced, and it's not for the squeamish; you don't see much, but the sound of Buffett's body hitting metal on his way to the concrete makes you shudder. It's no wonder he was unconscious for a reported 10 minutes. His website reports that he's been released from the hospital already.
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