Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails Among 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

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Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex are among musical acts inducted in this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Also joining them are artist managers Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. They will be presented with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

Among the 16 finalists who failed to make the cut were Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, Dave Matthews Band, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Soundgarden, and Thin Lizzy.

The Dave Matthews Band snub is particularly surprising after dominating the fan vote with more than 1 million votes.

The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be presented by Klipsch Audio and is set to broadcast live on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. Special guests are yet to be announced.

New Pearl Jam Album, Gigaton, Available Friday, March 27 + Pearl Jam North American Spring Tour Dates

Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013.

Gigatonis available for pre-order now at www.pearljam.com. The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, will be released in the coming weeks.

“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.

In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Full tour dates follow.

Pearl Jam’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour. Full details at: pearljam.com/tour.

Kings Of Bachata Aventura Return To New York For First Time In Four Years For Special Hometown Show

Today award-winning bachata superstars Aventura announced an intimate concert in their hometown of New York City to take place on Monday, March 16th at Radio City Music Hall. The show will mark the group’s first performance in the city in four years.

Tickets for the New York City date will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, January 17th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 14th at 10am local time until Thursday, January 16th at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

The news follows the group’s recent announcement that they will be embarking on their first U.S. tour in over 10 years. Produced by Live Nation, the U.S. outing will kick off February 5th in Los Angeles, CA and make stops in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and Miami, before wrapping with the special hometown showing in New York.

As one of the most influential Latin groups of all time, Romeo Santos, Lenny Santos, Henry Santos and Max Agende Santos will bring their exhilarating bachata sound to New York City and seven additional cities this year. Aventura’s last run of shows were a string of performances at the United Palace Theater in New York City in 2016. They most recently reunited on stage at Romeo Santos’ history making Utopia Concert at MetLife Stadium in September 2019. Earlier this year they released their first new single in 10 years, “Inmortal.” The single debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and was just named Billboard’s Tropical Song of the Year, spending a record 18 weeks at #1 on the tropical chart. Their greatest hits album Lo Mejor De Aventura was also the #1 selling tropical album of 2019. In April of this year, Aventura won for Tropical Duo/Group of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Aventura broke into the mainstream with their 2002 hit “Obsesión (featuring Judy Santos)”. The group was integral to the evolution of bachata music and are the pioneers of the modern bachata sound. Aventura released five studio albums in a decade, spawning top 10 hits including “Cuando Volverás”, “Un Beso”, “Mi Corazoncito”, “Los Infieles”, “El Perdedor”,”Por Un Segundo”, “Dile Al Amor”, among others. They have sold out arenas across the U.S. such as the world famous Madison Square Garden. Aventura have been nominated for awards including American Music Awards, the Latin Grammy Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, and Premio Lo Nuestro. They are one of the most internationally recognized Latin groups of all time. In 2009, Aventura was the first bachata act to ever perform at the White House, for the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Chris Young’s “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020” Heats Up This Summer

Following a record year on the road in 2019 playing to over 400,000 fans on his headlining tour, multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young will take his arena/amphitheater “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020” out beginning Thursday, May 28 in Detroit. Joined by multi-platinum performer Scotty McCreery as direct support along with Payton Smith, the first leg of the tour will travel to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis and more, with additional dates announcing in the coming weeks.

In addition, Chris will highlight various Next From Nashville artists at his shows, offering the opportunity for up-and-coming acts to showcase their talents in front of a massive audience. Chris and The AMG Management will personally pick opening acts to play each week of the tour.

“Everyone has been asking about this year since the last tour ended, so I’m happy I finally get to tell everybody about these shows,” shared Chris. “The ‘Town Ain’t Big Enough’ tour is gonna be the biggest one yet!”

The ACM and Grammy nominated vocalist celebrated several milestones in 2019, including over 2 Billion streams and a career topping 21,500 fans at Philadelphia’s BB&T Pavilion. After wrapping his headlining tour in November, Chris closed the decade with appearances on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, CMA Country Christmas and CMT Crossroads with Gavin DeGraw. He kicked off 2020 with the launch of his weekly podcast, “The Quad with Chris Young.” The new year will also bring a new album, including current single “Drowning,” named to Rolling Stone’s Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019, plus “Raised On Country” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” featuring Lauren Alaina.

Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Find a complete listing of Chris Young concert dates, including San Antonio Rodeo (Feb. 10), Houston Rodeo (Mar. 9) and other stops, and purchase tickets at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

Foreigner, Special Guest Kansas, And Featuring Europe Set To Launch Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour

“I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” “Urgent.” “Dust In The Wind.” “Carry on Wayward Son.” “Point of Know Return.” “The Final Countdown.” “Carrie.”

These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate Juke Box Heroes. Legendary band FOREIGNER, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour.

Set to launch in Albuquerque, NM on July 9th, presented by Live Nation, FOREIGNER will be joined by fellow acclaimed artists, special guest KANSAS, and feautring EUROPE for an unforgettable night of night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale January 17, 2020 at 10am local time at www.livenation.com. The full routing can be found below.

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,”
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Zac Brown Band Announces Summer 2020 “Roar with the Lions Tour” Presented by Polaris

Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Zac Brown Band announced their new Summer 2020 Tour, “Roar with the Lions Tour” presented by Polaris.

The “Roar with the Lions Tour” will feature music from the band’s entire discography mixed with a dynamic selection of genre-crossing cover songs that are a signature mark of each Zac Brown Band show. The tour is grounded in the historic characterization of the lion, depicted as a symbol of strength, courage, and loyalty. Always counted upon to bring sunshine and warmth into the lives of others, lions are fearless, treating one another with dignity and respect, bravely walking through the forests they rule. At each show, fans can expect fiery performances and a rollicking good time. Special guest Gregory Alan Isakov will join the tour May 24 through June 27 and St. Paul and The Broken Bones will open the Wrigley Field show on September 9. Please see itinerary below.

“Our summer tour is inspired by the folklore surrounding the figure of the lion. I am a Leo, and all of the guys in the band are lions,” said Zac Brown. “They exemplify strength, courage, intelligence, and loyalty, and work in tandem to defend their territory and one another. The crowd is our pride – rooted in togetherness and fiercely loyal. They always show up for each other, no matter what, just like our fans always show up for us. We can’t wait to hear you roar with us!”
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Halsey Announces North American Leg Of Manic World Tour

GRAMMY® award-nominated, multi-platinum artist Halsey will launch the North American leg of her world tour on June 2 at White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the headline run will include shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 10), Forest Hills Stadium in New York (July 15), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (July 24) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 27). See below for itinerary. The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1).

Fans will have access to a chance at advance tickets during the artist presale, which begins tomorrow, January 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17, at 10:00 AM local time. Visit www.ManicWorldTour.com for more information. All tickets for the North American headline dates will include a CD copy of Halsey’s third studio album, Manic, set for January 17 release on Capitol Records.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the North American tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 13, at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, January 16, at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 11 million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”
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Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival Unveils 2020 Lineup

Today, Bonnaroo reveals the initial lineup for the 19th annual edition of the internationally acclaimed four-day multi-stage camping festival set to take place June 11 – 14 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN.

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will once again present an extraordinarily diverse bill featuring top artists spanning countless genres and stylistic approaches performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event. Thursday, June 11 will include: Grand Ole Opry Feat. Special Guests, Andy Frasco, Larkin Poe, The Regrettes and more.

Friday, June 12, will feature: Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper and more.

Saturday, June 13, will include: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions and more.

Sunday, June 14, will see: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Rezz and more.

The complete Bonnaroo 2020 lineup is on www.bonnaroo.com. Tickets for Bonnaroo will go on sale Thursday, January 9, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Options will include General Admission (4 Day), GA+ (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day), General Admission Camping & Parking, VIP Camping, Platinum Camping, and more. Once again, Bonnaroo is presenting an array of affordable options, with tickets starting at $35 down and accommodations available for as low as $70 per night. Car Camping Passes are priced at only $60 (plus fees) per car, not per person, allowing fans to both save money and reduce their carbon footprint by carpooling.

Double E Pictures And Live Nation Productions Sign On To Shannon Hoon Of Blind Melon’s Documentary All I Can Say

Double E Pictures and Live Nation Productions announced today that they have come on-board as executive producers for the award-winning documentary, All I Can Say. The documentary was co-directed by a triumvirate of Grammy® award nominated filmmakers, Danny Clinch, Taryn Gould, and Colleen Hennessey; and was produced by Lindha Narvaez, Samuel Gursky, and Taryn Gould. The pic is executive produced by Eric Eisner (Long Strange Trip), founder and CEO of Double E Pictures; Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation Entertainment; Ryan Kroft, Senior Vice President of Production & Development for Live Nation Productions; Danny Clinch and John Beug.

All I Can Say is an intimate account of the final five years of Shannon Hoon’s life, the lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, which he meticulously documented and recorded up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of 28. Created with his own footage, voice and music, this intimate autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. Hoon’s footage provides an inside look into his family, his creative process, his television, his band’s rise to fame, and his struggle with addiction. He filmed his daughter’s birth, and archived the politics and culture of the 90’s, an era right before the internet changed the world.

“I am pleased to be partnering with everyone on such a quality film,” said Eisner. “There are many important layers to this film that hit you with a soft, emotional touch.”

“We are delighted to be able to help bring this dramatic, thoughtful, and heart-wrenching story to music fans everywhere. The self-shot footage combined with the filmmakers’ keen eye makes this documentary truly special and unique,” said Kroft.

All I Can Say has received accolades at multiple festivals including the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival winning best feature documentary, Sound Unseen Festival winning the grand jury prize, and will have its International premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam on November 22nd.

The Stadium Tour Summer 2020: Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Record Breaking Sell Outs Lead To Additional Stadiums

With over 700,000 tickets sold and gross box office receipts of over $90 million in the first weekend of sales, The Stadium Tour featuring Def Leppard and Motley Crue with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be the biggest rock tour of 2020.

The tour saw the fastest sell out in Miller Park history in Milwaukee with additional shows selling out instantly in Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Denver. The bands responded to the unprecedented fan demand by announcing SEVEN new shows will be added in all new cities: San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Produced by Live Nation, the added tour dates will begin pre-sales January 6th, check local venue listings for timing and more details.

“The word on the street was that fans were overly excited about this stadium tour even before it was announced … well it’s out there now & it keeps getting bigger & bigger … this is going to be a MONSTER of a tour!” says Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott.

Added Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx “Little did we know that making The Dirt movie would lead us to this exciting new place touring stadiums with our friends in Def Leppard. We are beyond excited for this tour to begin”.

Poison’s Bret Michaels also added “There are not enough words to thank the three generations of fans for making this such an exciting, record breaking, historical tour with the fastest sell outs in history at these stadiums”.

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