Annie Lennox posted a blog on her site that makes it seem like she will no longer be touring. The Walking on Broken Glass singer is breaking a lot of hearts by posting this:
I doubt that I’ll ever tour again because quite honestlyâ€¦it just wears me out mentally and physically, and my back and left foot are rubbish.
In any case, I think I spent enough time waiting in cars, hotel rooms and dressing rooms for Godot to actually make a personal appearance.
In the future performers will tour by hologram on a regular basisâ€¦undoubtedly.
Meanwhileâ€¦ Today I’m featuring an artist who has been “disappeared”..Ai Weiweiâ€¦love Annie
For some reason I doubt she will stop touring, she will just take a break from it. In a few years she will crave that feeling that only performing live gives her and she will back on the road just like Cher, Barbra Streisand and The Cure said and did before her.
Seriously how do you lose a pig that is the size of a school bus? Well I guess if you cut the cords and let a pig fly free during the last performance of a three-day outdoor music festival, you are going to get a bunch of hungry stoners who think that might be dinner!!! Not sure how they lost it, but the promoters of Coachella are offering $10,000 and 4 free lifetime passes to whomever returns the pig according to Wired.
Here is a description of the pig, in case you see a deflated pig the size of a school bus just laying around.
The pig was covered with political graffiti: “Don’t be led to the slaughter,” read one slogan. “Fear builds walls,” read another. A cartoon Uncle Sam painted on the pig held two bloody cleavers, and the porker’s belly read “Obama,” with a checked ballot box alongside
If you find the pig, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Forget spending a lot of money for one '80s band/singer like Duran Duran, George Michael, Yaz(oo) or New Kids on the Block, when you can spend a lot less to see 5 bands at once. Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Dead or Alive (thru Aug 11), A Flock of Seagulls (beginning August 13) and Naked Eyes have announced that they will be touring this summer with the Regeneration Tour!!!
I don't know about you, but I am spinning round round like a record over the news because I know there will be Always Something There to Remind Me what a good show this will be and it will be Heaven is a Place on Earth and not just Living in Electric Dreams!
Here are the dates for this must see tour!!!
Dodge Theater in Phoenix (August 1) and then heads to the Planet Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas (August 2), Concerts in The Park @ Viejas in San Diego (August 4), the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles (August 5), the Usana Amphitheater, Salt Lake City (August 7), and then on to the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. (August 11). Eastern stops begin at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA (August 19), then moves to the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston (August 20), Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ (August 21), Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY (August 22), DTE Music Amphitheater, Detroit (August 24), National City Pavilion, Cincinnati (August 25), Wolf Trap Amphitheater, Vienna, VA (August 26), Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary, NC (August 28), and wraps up at the Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta (August 29).
This is the last years that The Mets will be playing Shea Stadium, but before they move out Billy Joel will be the last concert there on July 16th according to GigWise. It is so sad to think that both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium are no more, but at least Shea will go out with the only singer who has played both.
Here is a little factoid, after The Police played Shea Sting said "we can't any bigger this" and thus the begiinning of the end.
Side note I originally found this story on Billboard, but because of this line "Joel joins a long list of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will have played the Bronx, N.Y. baseball stadium" I couldn't credit them. (Shea is in Queens, Yankee Stadium is in The Bronx.)
Dewey Cox and the Hard Walkers are touring the USA throughout the month with the final date of December 21st coming to a city near you!
Before John C Reilly's new hysterical movie comes out in theaters he is bringing his character and a few co-stars to seven lucky cities around the country!
If you want to see the show or find out more information about the movie check out Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Everyone I know that saw this movie loved it and said they it is a great dysfunctional fun for Christmas when everything is snowy pure white!
Here are the dates for the show:
Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers – "Cox Across America Tour" – Itinerary
Wednesday, 12/5Cleveland, OHRock & Roll Hall of Fame
Thursday, 12/6Chicago, ILThe Cubby Bear
Friday, 12/7Austin, TXStubb's
Saturday, 12/8Nashville, TNMercy Lounge
Monday, 12/10SF, CA Great American Music Hall
Thursday, 12/13LA, CA Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd
Win 2 tickets to see The Fray live at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 19! All you have to do is E-Mail me the answer at SeriouslyOMGWTF@yahoo.com to “What TV show was their hit How To Save a Life featured on?” by Monday, July 16th at 12n pst with your name, address and telephone number.
For more music and videos from The Fray and other great musicians, please check out the very generous of this contest NowWhat!!!
Kelly Clarkson is just not having good luck with this new album. First Clive Davis and her argued over the content of the album then the release date with her winning on both fronts. Yesterday she fired her manager and recently switched publicists too. Today she announced that she was postponing it because she said it was too early to tour with the new album, but her new publicist told a different story. He released a press release that had the following quotes:
“It is mind blowing when you stop to think about what Kelly Clarkson has achieved during her young career,” said Michael Rapino, CEO of LiveNation. “But ticket sales have not been what we anticipated and we came to the realization that we had bit off more than we could chew. In the end, we are in the Kelly Clarkson business and for that reason we believe that this decision will only benefit her and her fans in the long run.”
“Kelly is a spectacular artist and an incredible performer who undoubtedly has what it takes to sustain a long and prosperous career,” added Gregg Perloff, CEO of Another Planet Entertainment. “The day when she will play in sold-out arenas is, no doubt, coming, but for now her fans should look forward to seeing her in a more intimate concert environment. Kelly deserves a tremendous amount of praise for her courage in not only being a part of, but in supporting, this difficult decision.”
I am shocked she isn't selling because she seems to have such a loyal fan base, but then again concert sales are down in general. I think the big reason sales are down because between ticket prices being too high and TicketMaster charging around a $20 surcharge plus parking at the arena, it is just way too expensive to see a show. It is sad that I thought The Police were cheap and those tickets went for around $270 when the costs were calculated together and I am still not going to see that mother fing band because there were no tickets to be…can you tell how bitter I am that The Police turned out to be a total corporate like affair. But back to Kelly hopefully she will do her tour in a much more intimate setting because that is the best way to see a show.
The Laugh Factory announced yesterday that Jon Lovitz will play at the Laugh Factory every Wednesday for the rest of his life. Jamie Masada said, "Or, if he's in New York to do a movie or something, he can appear at the Laugh Factory there. But he's committed to every Wednesday night." What if he is sick? Or the Wednesday before Thanksgiving? Or if Christmas falls on a Wednesday? Or Yom Kippur? Or he is 100 years old? Well Masada made him a deal for just that, "His contract is very lucrative. If he lives to be 100 years old, I'll owe him part of the club." That means he has to do every Wednesday for the next 51 years in order to get part of the club. That deal does not sound that good to me, but then again I am sure Lovitz loves the guaranteed work.
Hey Guys , I'm writing to tell you that I have cancelled many of my May and June tour commitments in America . The reason for this , is because my mummy and daddy are very rich , and I have never been in a position where i have actually had to do any hard work before . I thought that being a popstar meant going out getting trashed with famous people and sleeping in all day . The fact that this is not true has come as a huge dissapiontment to me , and as a result I am throwing the towel in .
No but seriously , I have been on tour with this album for a year now , I have fulfilled every commitment up to this point . I am tired , but more than that I don't think I have been giving my best performances recently . I have been getting really drunk because i've been so nervous about doing bad shows , and I don't want people spending money on a going to see a show that isnt the best it could be . I am not falling apart at the seems , I am not suffering with exhaustion , I am not pregnant , and I am not going to rehab . I will be here in America , promoting the album and also starting to write the second album , which I am beyond excited about . The LA and New York shows will still be happening , and I am still playing Coachella and Bonaroo and all the other festivals .
I'd like to apologise to anyone who has bought tickets , but you can get your money back , if you take 'em back to the place you bought them from .