What’s the first band you EVER saw in concert?
Since it’s Flashback Friday and we were chatting about it this week on 1075 BEACH RADIO, we thought we’d include what several BEACH RADIO TEXTERS and ON-LINERS had to say. But first a few concert updates for you including this latest one from Live Nation:
“Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
58-City Tour Kicks-Off May 21ST
NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2018) – Promising to be the Tour of the Year,
two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journeyand half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21st in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.” Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3, at LiveNation.com. Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.
The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums – Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park – as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Neal Schon said, “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!”
Said Joe Elliott, “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive. This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”
Jonathan Cain added, “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”
Added Rick Savage of Def Leppard, “12 years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”
**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster
JOURNEY – Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
About Def Leppard:
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.
“My first band I ever got to see was actually a triple. Tim McGraw, Blackhawk and Little Texas in Kamloops 23 years ago. My mom took me for my 16th birthday ~Angie Hornell~
“My first concert was Abba. Then Big Valley Jamboree with Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakum (yuck) and Dolly. Dolly ROCKED!”~Sy from Sicamous~
“First concert I saw KISS live in Vancouver 1988, again in 2007, and again in Kelowna in 2015!”~Ryan~
“Heart, Vancouver about 1976-77 78, not sure…long time ago. Was awesome! I was just a kid… wonderful…The next one was Nazareth at Expo 86!”-Susan Steele~
AMERICAN UTOPIA TOUR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018
QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
Artwork by Steve Powers
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 10AM
Tickets available at www.livenation.com
Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000
Tickets starting at (incl. GST) $71.00
(Plus Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
January 16, David Byrne announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. David will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join David on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”
Presale access for the newly announced European headline shows will be available to those who register HERE before 5pm (UTC) Wednesday, January 17. Fans will then be emailed a private link for the presale, which will begin at 10am (UTC) Thursday, January 18. All online ticket purchases for both US and EU shows will receive a CD of the new album.
Last week, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The presentation was given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page. He also released the first track from the album, “Everybody’s Coming To My House”— co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others. The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here. “Everybody’s Coming To My House” is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and at nonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.
Acclaim for “Everybody’s Coming To My House”:
“Byrne gives fans a catchy, funky house-party song with drums and horns, in the way only Byrne can.” Billboard
“The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne’s work.” Rolling Stone
“Funky and danceable, in an instantly recognizable David Byrne way.” Brooklyn Vegan
JACK WHITE 2018 TOUR DATES
August 12: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
August 13: WAMU Theatre – Seattle, WA
Hot on the heels of announcing his new album BOARDING HOUSE REACH (out March 23 via Third Man/Columbia) and releasing the first single, “Connected by Love,” Jack White has unveiled an extensive run of North American headline tour dates, along with shows in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. These dates, spanning from April to August, also include stops at the previously announced festivals — Governors Ball, Shaky Knees, and Boston Calling. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
Tickets for the just-announced headline dates will go on sale to the general public on January 26 at 10am local time. Third Man Records Vault members will have access to the very first pre-sale starting on January 22 at 10am local time. Sign up for Vault Package #35 featuring the ONLY limited edition version of the album + to gain ticket pre-sale access FIRST here.
Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale during the Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale to ensure tickets get directly into the hands of the fans. Registration for Ticketmaster Verified Fan is currently open and continues until January 19 at 11:59 PM ET. Verified Fan registration is available at http://jackwhite.tmverifiedfan.com/. For more information on all of the tour dates, visit http://jackwhiteiii.com.
Additionally, every online ticket purchased in North America for the new headline shows will include a physical copy of BOARDING HOUSE REACH on CD. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to the standard black vinyl LP.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, White replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain — crunching rock ‘n’ roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country — all remapped and born anew to fit White’s matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. BOARDING HOUSE REACH is a testament to the breadth of Jack White’s creative power and his bold artistic ambition.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH is heralded by the rapidly acclaimed new single, “Connected By Love” b/w “Respect Commander,” which is available now digitally worldwide and as a physical 7-inch vinyl single pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, MI.
“Connected By Love” is accompanied by a brand-new music video from director Pasqual Gutierrez — watch it now HERE. The single was greeted with rapturous global applause upon its arrival, with Billboard declaring the song “a classic White confessional blues burner,” and Entertainment Weekly calling it “a searing, organ-lined plea to a former flame.” NPR‘s Bob Boilen wrote, “it’s a blend of old guitar blues that is simultaneously on the edge of rock’s horizon.” “The four-year wait is over,” says Rolling Stone — Jack is back with the “blistering first single” from BOARDING HOUSE REACH.”
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