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HEART “Love Alive” Summer Tour: Critical Acclaim And Live Photos

 
 
 
 
 
 
DATE:        AUGUST 15, 2019
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/SRO PR

 

  
HEART
“LOVE ALIVE” SUMMER TOUR:
PACKED AUDIENCES AND CRITICAL ACCLAIM
 
Photo credit: Kimberly Adamis
 
The Love Alive” tour by HEARTANN and NANCY WILSON–is crisscrossing the country, along the way attracting packed audiences and earning critical acclaim. Having kicked off July 9, it marks the band’s first tour in three years and was recently extended, now wrapping October 13. ANN and NANCY are backed by Craig Bartock (guitar), Dan Walker (keyboards), Denny Fongheiser (drums and percussion), Andy Stoller (bass) and Ryan Waters (guitar) for these shows hitting (among other cities) Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and Los Angeles (the historic Hollywood Bowl) before wrapping October 13.
 
 
Photo credit: Kimberly Adamis
 
Produced by Live Nation, the massive trek by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends includes a stellar line-up with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining the majority of shows. The first leg of the tour includes Sheryl Crow (who wrapped in July), Brandi Carlile, Elle King and Lucie Silvas as special guests. See the full itinerary and details below for a breakdown of which shows these artists will be appearing on the shows. HEART has partnered with REVERB for this tour, to reduce the environmental footprint of the events while also engaging fans in local and national causes each night in the concourse. For more information, visit REVERB.org.
 
 
Photo credit: Kimberly Adamis
 
 
Read an interview with ANN and NANCY here.

 

 
Here’s some critical feedback from the LOVE ALIVE tour:
 
“…The rock ‘n’ roll of Heart is still beating…performed with renewed vigor…the women sounded exceptionally great throughout.”
–Kevin C. Johnson, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (Maryland Heights, MO), 7/10/19
 
“…Power-ballad ‘Alone’ and the crowd-rousing ‘Barracuda’ capped off the night, confirmed what was already plainly obvious: any way you cut it, Heart still rocks. Hard.”
–T’Cha Dunlevy, MONTREAL GAZETTE (Montreal, Quebec), 7/17/19
 
“The recently reunited Heart confidently re-claimed their throne in front of more than 20,000 fans on Sunday night at the Blossom Music Center in Akron, Ohio.”
–Matthew Wilkening, ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), 8/9/19
 
“Heart…was in excellent form for their return to Darien Lake last Friday night…Ann Wilson‘s rock goddess pipes remain impressive…Her sister sang harmony throughout (along with the rest of the band), repeatedly nailing down the blended sound of their voices that’s essential to their musical signature. Nancy also sang lead and switched to mandolin for a run through 1985’s wistful ‘These Dreams.’ Overall, Heart still projects a powerful sound…the hiatus seems to have imbued the Wilson sisters with renewed sense of purpose.”
–Christopher Treacy, BUFFALO RISING (Darien, NY), 7/30/19
 
“Heart’s performance onstage was empowering and entertaining, leaving many fans with-pun intended-heavy hearts when the show ended.”
–Mary Galkowski, ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE (Maryland Heights, MO), 7/10/19
 
“The encore was one of the best I’ve seen in a while. ‘Barracuda’ rocked the roof off. But it was the band’s biggest hit, ‘Alone,’ that capped the night. The slowed-down version of this power ballad was something else. Ann’s stunning vocals are unmatched by anyone in the business. The heart and soul of the lyrics in this song were brought to surface. It was an amazing moment and something I can cross off my bucket list.”
–David T. Farr, STURGIS JOURNAL (Grand Rapids, MI), 7/20/19
 
“The rejuvenated Heart started with the surprise of “Rockin’ Heaven Down” for the first time in at least three decades, sounding in line with the group’s prime. That trend continued on the gasoline-doused “Magic Man,” along with spectacular versions of oldies as unrelated as Yes’ “Your Move,” Motown’s regularly shared “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb.”
–Andy Argyrakis, CHICAGO CONCERT REVIEWS (Tinley Park, IL), 7/11/19
 
“A revitalized Heart wasted no time dropping fan favorites ‘Rockin’ Heaven Down’ and ‘Magic Man,’ the latter of which highlighted Nancy Wilson‘s sultry syncopated strums. Soon, “Straight On” represented the first ‘Dog & Butterfly‘ song of the night–the album’s title track and ‘Mistral Wind’ also made welcome appearances during the performance–providing each Wilson sister with a platform to showcase their distinct styles and the many ways they effortlessly bob and weave together. Nancy’s flower child energy, shrouded in a mysterious aura, juxtaposed Ann’s unflinching command of center stage, a sly smile fixed on her face each time she stepped towards the microphone.”
–Laurie Fanelli, EPONYMOUS REVIEW(Tinley Park, IL), 7/12/19
 
“…they still sound every bit as good as they did back in the ’70s and ’80s. Actually, I’m convinced that they’re ageless rock goddesses who will always sound exactly the same and have all the energy they always have had-because their talent seems to keep them young no matter how much time goes by.”
–Angelina Singer, BOSTON SPORTS DESK(Mansfield, MA), 7/18/19
 
“Appearing onstage to the hard rock classic ‘Rockin’ Heaven Down,’ which quickly veered into their famously lusty ‘Magic Man,’ Ann Wilson sang with a thunderous voice that could’ve out-roared Indycar, which had happened throughout the weekend nearby. Over four decades her voice’s raunchy, raw force remains undiminished and chill-inducing. Guitarist and some-time vocalist Nancy’s presence was equally felt as she pounded on her guitar and swung her mass of blond, wavy hair around like flag.”
–Chaka V. Grier, NOW TORONTO (Toronto, ON), 7/15/19
 
“Ann still sounds amazing and Nancy still plays and sings as well as ever, and yes, it is still magic when these two side by side on stage. The band is already tight and the sisters seemed to pick up right where they left off. As this tour gains momentum, I’m confident it will only get better…This tour delivered on every level–production, sound, quality performance, it was all in place. I did not see or hear one single disappointed concertgoer on this night. The bottom line is that Heart still delivers an amazing rock-and-roll show well worth your time and I highly recommend seeing these two icons if you have the chance.”
–Keith Brake, THE TELEGRAPH (Maryland Heights, MO), 7/11/19
 
   
Photo credit: Kimberly Adamis
 
 
HEART “LOVE ALIVE” 2019 TOUR DATES
 
 
DATE
CITY VENUE
Tue 8/13 Columbia, MD ^# Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 8/14 Charlotte, NC ^# PNC Music Pavilion
Fri 8/16 West Palm Beach, FL # Coral Sky Amphitheater
Sat 8/17 Tampa, FL ^# MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
Mon 8/19 Atlanta, GA %# Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Tue 8/20 Birmingham, AL %# Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Thu 8/22 Houston, TX ^# Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Fri 8/23 Dallas, TX # Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun 8/25 Albuquerque, NM ^# Isleta Amphitheater
Tue 8/27 Chula Vista, CA ^# North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
Wed 8/28 Phoenix, AZ ^# Ak-Chin Pavilion
Thu 8/30 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Sat 8/31 Denver, CO ^# Pepsi Center
Tue 9/3 Portland, OR ^# Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Wed 9/4 Tacoma, WA ^# Tacoma Dome
Fri 9/6 Concord, CA ^# Concord Pavilion
Sun 9/8 Las Vegas, NV ^ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Mon 9/9 Hollywood, CA ^# Hollywood Bowl
Thu 9/26 Wantagh, NY^ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 9/27 Newark, NJ^ Prudential Center
Sat 9/28 Toledo, OH^ The Huntington Center
Tue 10/1 Little Rock, AR^& Verizon Arena
Wed 10/2 Tulsa, OK* BOK Center
Fri 10/4 Memphis, TN^& FedExForum
Sat 10/5 Lafayette, LA^ CAJUNDOME
Mon 10/7 Des Moines, IA* Wells Fargo Arena
Tue 10/8 Kansas City, MO^& Starlight Theatre
Sat 10/12 Milwaukee, WI^& Fiserv Forum
Sun 10/13 St. Paul, MN^& Xcel Energy Center

 

 
*non-Live Nation show
 
 
 
+with Sheryl Crow
 
^with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
 
&Lucie Silvas opening
 
#Elle King opening
 
%with Brandi Carlile
 
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About HEART:
When Ann and Nancy Wilson formed HEART, the idea of two women leading a rock band was still groundbreaking. From the moment 1976‘s Dreamboat Annie was released, they became stars. With hits like “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” and “These Dreams,” the band became one of the biggest hit-makers in the seventies and eighties selling more than 35 million records. In 2012, their memoir Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll became a New York Times bestseller, and in 2013 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
 
 
For HEART and tour inquiries contact SRO PR (formerly MSO):
Marcee Rondan, marcee@msopr.com
Mitch Schneider, mschneider@msopr.com
Andrea Faulk, afaulk@msopr.com
 
 
 
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DAVE NAVARRO and BILLY MORRISON Announce Star-Studded Line-Up for the Second Annual “ABOVE GROUND”

 

DATE:       AUGUST 14, 2019
 
FROM:       MITCH SCHNEIDER/MARCEE RONDAN/KELLY WALSH
 
 
 
 
DAVE NAVARRO AND BILLY MORRISON
ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP
FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL
“ABOVE GROUND” CONCERT
BENEFITTING MUSICARES®
 
ACTOR JOE MANGANIELLO
TO HOST EVENING OF PERFORMANCES FROM
NAVARRO AND MORRISON,
BILLY IDOL,
PERRY FARRELL AND ETTY LAU FARRELL (KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA),
GAVIN ROSSDALE (BUSH), STEVE STEVENS,
JULIETTE LEWIS, STEVE VAI, BILLY DUFFY (THE CULT),
WAYNE KRAMER (MC5) AND MIKE GARSON (DAVID BOWIE)
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 EVENT
AT THE FONDA THEATRE
IN HOLLYWOOD
TO CELEBRATE
THE VINYL ALBUM AS AN ART FORM
WHILE ALSO RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS
FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
 
 
 
Guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have confirmed the star-studded line-up for the second annual “ABOVE GROUND” benefit concert on Monday, September 16 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.
 
Navarro and Morrison have announced the initial guests joining them for the night, which include host (actor) Joe Manganiello and musicians
Billy Idol, Perry Farrell and Etty Lau Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Steve Stevens, Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Garson (the legendary and longtime keyboardist for David Bowie, including his role in the Spiders From Mars line-up), with more to be announced. The performers will tip their hats to two of the greatest albums of all time: David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and the Stooges’ self-titled debut album (celebrating its 50th anniversary this month), on which the world was introduced to Iggy Pop.
 
As with last year’s successful event, this immersive evening of art and music will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, and at the same time raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health, with the profits being donated to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™. View a trailer for the event here and read an interview with Navarro and Morrison here.
 
Tickets for the event are on sale now. Click here to buy tickets. ABOVE GROUND” is being produced with assistance from Law Rocks, which promotes music education programs. During the intermission between performances, there will be speeches from people in the mental health field along with art items for auction, live graffiti from prominent street artists including @Teachr1, @PlasticJesus, @VYALone and @MegZany, and information booths.
 
 
Follow ABOVE GROUND
 
SRO Press Releases + Assets:
 
 
About MusiCares
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly influence the health and welfare of the music community.
 
About Law Rocks
Law Rocks’ mission is to promote music education for underprivileged youth and raise funds for local nonprofit organizations by combining the power of music and the generosity of the global legal community. Law Rocks accomplishes this mission through epic battle of the band fundraising concerts in cities across the globe that star legal professionals-turned-rockstars. Since its 2009 founding, Law Rocks has toured to 21 cities around the world, held more than 100 concerts, and raised 3.2 million dollars. For more information, visit https://lawrocks.org/ and follow Law Rocks on Instagram
 
 
For press inquiries, contact SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider, mschneider@msopr.com
Marcee Rondan, marcee@msopr.com
Kelly Walsh, kwalsh@msopr.com
818-380-0400
 

 


TASH SULTANA Shares Q&A In Advance of Fall U.S. Tour Dates

 

DATE:        AUGUST 14, 2019
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH/SRO PR

 

 
 


 

TASH SULTANA
 
Q&A
 
Multi-instrumentalist and global sensation TASH SULTANAis returning to North America for a fall 2019 tour that includes stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Colorado) and the Central Park Summerstage (New York), along with a slot on the Ohana Festival (Los Angeles). These tour dates mark the largest headlining gigs in TASH‘s career and come after a few spring shows in the U.S., followed by solo performances and festival appearances this summer in Europe. Last year was one of the biggest years in TASH‘s career. Highlights include the release of her debut album FLOW STATE (Mom and Pop Music) which entered the charts at #4 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart and also charted across the globe.
 
 

Photo Credit: Dara Munnis

 
Check out a Q&A with TASH below:
 
Q: You started busking on the streets of Melbourne. Did you have experiences back then that have shaped and inspired you as a musician?
 
TASH SULTANA (TS): I didn’t start out by busking, I started playing open mic nights and doing battle of the bands from when I was 13. I started busking after I finished high school. Nobody has to stop and give you their time when you’re busking, so you build and organic audience from the street and learn how to keep people’s attention.
 
Q: You’ve mastered multiple instruments that allow you to be a one-person band, from guitar and bass to percussion and even brass instruments. Does picking up and learning a new instrument come naturally to you or is it something that you work at?
 
(TS): I wouldn’t say that I have mastered anything, I just have a knack for learning new things and a curious mind that makes me interested in sound and instruments.
 
Q: When you’re working on new music, where do you draw inspiration from?
 
(TS): Wherever I am…it comes to me when it comes.
 
Q: Your live set-up is very intimate since you decorate the stage with a carpet and various personal items; it allows one to feel like they are witnessing a private performance. What inspired this presentation?
 
(TS): I like to give the environmental feeling that I’m at home in my lounge room. It makes performing less intimidating.
 

Photo Credit: Dara Munnis
 

Q: Can you talk about what goes into creating your setlist?
 
(TS): I change up my setlist depending on the show and how I’m feeling that day but there’s a natural ebb and flow I go for usually.
 
Q: Speaking of audiences, you recently headlined some of the biggest arenas across UK & Europe and this fall you’ll return to the U.S. for an amphitheater tour and some festival dates (Ohana, Life Is Beautiful). Do you have anything special prepared for your return to the U.S.?
 
(TS): After every tour I go back to the studio and work with my crew to see how we can make the show better. We’ve overhauled the old show and put that to rest and now we’re moving forward with the new show. If you don’t change and try to be better, you just die creatively.
 
Q: What are you most looking forward to for the forthcoming tour? Are there any new cities you’re performing in that you haven’t visited before?
 
(TS): I’m looking forward to Red Rocks.
 
Q: What have your travels taught you so far?
 
(TS): That touring is not a holiday.
 
Q: What are your preshow rituals?
 
(TS): I use essential oils, voice vaporizing, infrared light therapy to induce the feeling of outside light which helps in dark dressing rooms. And I have my drum pad and my guitar.
 
Q: Can you describe your best gig ever–and possibly your worst one?
 
(TS): The worst gig I will spare from telling anybody. The best one I’ve had–so many I couldn’t pick one.
 
Q: What is your favorite album or songs to play on the long travel days?
 
(TS): Anything Soul and R&B.
 
Q: If you were to record a duet with a current artist, who might that be, and which song would you cover and why?
 
(TS): I wouldn’t cover a song, but I am working with other artists at the moment.
 
Q: If you overheard one fan talking to another after leaving a show of yours, what would you like to hear them say about the gig?
 
(TS): That it was a good show.
 

 

 
TASH’s fall 2019 North American tour dates are as follows:
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Tue
9/3
Providence, RI
The Strand
Wed
9/4
New York, NY
Central Park Summerstage
Fri
9/6
Columbus, OH
Express Live!
Sat
9/7
Indianapolis, IN
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sun
9/8
Grand Rapids, MI
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Tue
9/10
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theatre
Wed
9/11
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant
Fri
9/13
New Orleans, LA
Orpheum Theater
Sat
9/14
Atlanta, GA
Music Midtown 2019
Sun
9/15
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Tue
9/17
Austin, TX
Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater
Wed
9/18
Dallas, TX
Southside Ballrom
Fri
9/20
Las Vegas, NV
Life is Beautiful Festival
Sat
9/21
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren
Mon
9/23
Salt Lake City, UT
Red Butte Garden
Wed
9/25
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri
9/27
Dana Point, CA
Ohana Music Festival
Sat
9/28
Paso Robles, CA
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sun
9/29
Berkeley, CA
Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
 
 
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SINGLE MUSIC Launches New Marketing Tool BOOSTLINKS: Bundling For the Streaming Age

 

DT: AUGUST 13, 2019
 
FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER, KELLY WALSH/SRO PR
 
SINGLE MUSIC
LAUNCHES NEW MARKETING TOOL


BOOSTLINKS:
BUNDLING FOR THE STREAMING AGE

CEO + ENTREPREUNEUR/MUSICIAN
TOMMY STALKNECHT SHARES DETAILS IN Q&A



SINGLE MUSIC was designed by musician and CEO Tommy Stalknecht to empower artists and labels to directly sell their merch and music with ease while making the most revenue. To further help artists achieve success, the company has developed a new marketing tool to drive follows, subscribes and pre-saves called BoostLinks. The tool allows artists to create a customizable landing page that combines their physical merch with pre-adds, saves and streaming links to increase fan engagement, follows and subscribes. With every purchase, the fan receives an email further ‘boosting’ whichever various channels they choose to promote. Further details can be found here: sn.gl/boost-launch.
 
Find out more about BoostLinks in the below Q&A with Stalknecht:
SINGLE MUSIC continues to keep growing and is now offering a new marketing tool, BoostLinks, which drives follows, subscribes and shares. Can you talk about how this will benefit both the fans, record labels and the artists who use SINGLE MUSIC?
 
“As the industry shifts to a streaming-first model, it’s important to update familiar tools like bundling for the new paradigm. Unlike iTunes’ halcyon days where one store carried 80% of the market, streaming has many major & minor players. Fans need a simple way to save or add music to whichever service they prefer.


“Through BoostLinks, artists can create a shareable landing page to promote their music across all platforms. They can also proactively market to fans who make a purchase from their store. Bundling digital albums with physical merch is nothing new but bundling a pre-save or follow with merch is. Artists and labels can even promote niche locations like TikTok, Patreon, Twitch & branded playlists–growing both their streaming plays and revenue.”

 

What inspired SINGLE MUSIC to come up with Boostlinks? Was it something your clients were asking for?
 
“Looking at trends in the industry, it’s clear that current initiatives center around pre-adds/saves of singles and albums. While d2c digital distribution & bundling remain a core service of Single, our mission is to create tools that benefit artists and their bottom line. We saw a gap in the market around a very common promotional tactic, and thought about ways it could be updated for the streaming-era.”
 
You are truly making it easier for musicians, who use SINGLE MUSIC, to create and tour by streamlining the process of selling music and merch to their fans. Since you are a musician yourself, can you shed some light on how musicians can benefit from this?
 
“It’s no secret that the majority of revenue an artist makes comes from touring and merchandise sales. While it’s unfortunate that artists are making less from their art, new technologies are stepping in–like Single & Shopify–to help artists maximize other revenue streams. Unlike platforms that take 10% of physical revenue in perpetuity, Shopify supports merch sales with a flat monthly fee –and Single monetizes direct-to-fan digital sales at less than half the cost of iTunes. Not only do artists keep drastically more money with this model, they have access to an incredible amount of data to help inform things like tour locations & sales strategies.”
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Aligned with Shopify, SINGLE MUSIC continues to expand boundaries with their innovative app that allows direct-to-consumer sales as well as being the first and only Shopify app to offer BuzzAngle reporting–a new daily sales reporting system that is utilized by the new Rolling Stone Charts. The feature will be included at no additional cost with all digital and physical sales reporting which already includes instant reporting to Nielsen for official Billboard chart tallying.
 
SINGLE MUSIC now has over 900 artists currently signed up for their service, including Lil Peep, Sheck Wes, Toro Y Moi, Chromeo and newcomers T-Pain, Aaron Lewis and Lil Pump. They have also aligned themselves with many top merchandising companies such as Live Nation Merch, Futureshirts, The Hyv, Absolute Merch, Top Drawer Merch and more.
 
SINGLE MUSIC has confirmed over 150,000 digital albums purchased and 275,000 total sales reported to Soundscan including Gillian Welch‘s Oscar nominated single When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” along with Billboard #1 albums from Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kacey Musgraves, Peter Hollens, For King & Country and John Prine.

 

 

Here is a quick one-sheet with more info: singlemusic.com/s/single-onesheet-min.pdf

Learn more about SINGLE MUSIC by visiting:
 
Shopify App Listing: https://apps.shopify.com/single
Instagram: @singlemusic.co

Twitter: @singlemusic_co

 

 
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For press inquiries about SINGLE MUSIC, contact:

SRO PR
818.380.0400
Mitch Schneider / mschneider@sropr.com
Kelly Walsh / kwalsh@sropr.com
 

 


RICKIE LEE JONES Announces Additional U.S. Shows

DATE:        AUGUST 1, 2019
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 
RICKIE LEE JONES
ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SHOWS IN SUPPORT
OF ‘KICKS’ ALBUM
 
U.S. SHOWS KICK OFF IN OCTOBER
EUROPEAN DATES TO FOLLOW
 
 
Photo credit: Nicole L. Galinson
 
 

Following recent U.S. dates which wrapped July 20 in Los Angeles, singer, songwriter and musician RICKIE LEE JONES is planning another run of shows before she heads to Europe for shows in the fall. The latest shows kick off October 7 in Asheville, NC and wrap October 23 in Minnesota. The European tour launches October 27 with a festival appearance at the Bluesfest at O2 Arena in LondonRICKIE LEE’s tour dates follow the release of KICKS, her newest collection of songs from the great American songbook, which was released in June.

 
Check out a live clip of “Nagasaki,” the second single from KICKS. For her version of the song–which was first performed by the Ipana Troubadours in 1928 and was most famously recorded by the Benny Goodman Quartet in 1952–JONES gives the track a traditional jazz offering of tight three-part harmonies.

 

Here’s some early critical feedback from RICKIE LEE JONES’ recent live shows:
 
“…a joyously wondrous evening with one of America’s greatest living singer-songwriters…Jones enchanted an audience with a repertoire that was remarkably diverse in sound and style…Jones consistently made magic with her three-piece band.”

–Peter Blackstock, AUSTIN 360, 6-23-19

 
“Rickie Lee Jones shows Marina Del Rey the live jazzy style that made her famous…on a clear summer night, Jones played a range of jazzy bebop style tunes and kept the crowd enthralled with a voice that is still as youthful as when she recorded the 1979 hit ‘Chuck E’s In Love.’ She’s spunky and funky and fun.”
–Donna Balancia, CALIFORNIA ROCKER, 7-20-19
 
On KICKS RICKIE LEE JONES spans two decades (50s-70s) of pop, rock and jazz, presenting her unique and sophisticated interpretations of these songs. JONES is that rare musician who has transcended the singer/songwriter mantle by incorporating different radio genres from the get-go and she continues that tradition on the forthcoming album. It is fitting that one of the American treasures of songwriters should be comfortable with this diverse collection of the great songwriters of the 20th century. KICKS was created entirely in New Orleans, using local musicians,mixers and studios. Produced by RICKIE LEE JONES with her bandmate, vibraphonist Mike Dillionit features 10 songs of a highly infectious nature.
 
RICKIE LEE JONES’ tour dates are as follows:
 
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
 
THU
8/15
North Stonington, CT
Jonathan Edwards Winery
 
FRI
8/16
Boston, MA
City Winery Boston
 
SAT
8/17
Riverhead, NY
Suffolk Theater
 
 
MON
10/7
Asheville, NC
Asheville Music Hall
 
WED
10/9
Annapolis, MD
Ramshead
 
THU
10/10
Salisbury, MA
Blue Ocean Performing Arts Center
SAT
10/12
Ithaca, NY
Hangar Theatre
 
SUN
10/13
Norfolk, CT
Infinity Hall
 
TUE
10/15
Newark, NJ
Victoria Theatre
 
WED
10/16
Fairfield, CT
Stage 1
 
FRI
10/18
Detroit, MI
Magic Bag
 
SAT
10/19
Cincinnati, OH
Ludlow Garage
 
SUN
10/20
Chicago, IL
Old Town School of Folk
 
WED
10/23
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
 

 
For more information on RICKIE LEE JONES, visit:
 
 
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Alt-Americana artist MANDA MOSHER New Single + Music Video Out Today; Cover Of John Moreland’s “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore”

 
 
 
 
DATE:            JULY 26,2019
 
FROM:           MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH, SRO PR
 
MANDA MOSHER
REVEALS MUSIC VIDEO FOR COVER OF JOHN 
MORELAND’S
“NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT SONGS ANYMORE”

SINGLE OUT NOW ACROSS DIGITAL PLATFORMS

 
ITS RELEASE WILL BE CELEBRATED WITH TWO 
SHOWS IN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

(Photo Credit: Shots By Morrison)

 

 
Alt-Americana singer, songwriter and musician MANDA MOSHER has shared the video for her new single “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore,” which has been released today (7/26). It’s the Los Angeles native’s spirited take on the John Moreland song that will be featured on her third solo album out this fall on her Blackbird Record Label. Directed by Bob Wayne (http://bobwayne.com/) and shot at multiple locations in the San Fernando Valley, the music video was premiered this past Wednesday (7/24) at The Bluegrass Situation. The uplifting clip, which heartwarmingly underlines the importance of songs, can be seen streaming below.
Describing the storyline, MOSHER says: “When thinking of a video concept for ‘Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore,’ the imagery that came to mind was knocking on doors with your songs in tow, as that’s often how it feels as a songwriter and musician. You’re looking for the right person and audience that your music speaks to, and a lot of doors close before the right ones open. We wanted it to have some levity, so we called in some friends and had some fun with the door to door aspect, finally finding acceptance from a child. Even within a technological industry that has stripped away artist’s ability to make money from their art, artists continue to create because that’s what we do. It’s for the love of it first: ‘Blessed with a curse.'”
 
Manda Mosher - Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore
Manda Mosher – Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore

 

 
Originally intended as a song to record with CALICO the band, her previous group, it’s been reborn with impassioned harmonies by her guitarist Eric Craig and resounds as fervent proof why songs still matter and always will. For a digital download of “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore,” go here: http://smarturl.it/nobodygivesadamn
 
“On the new album, I’m returning to my rock n’ roll roots while incorporating elements of the California Country sound I’ve been known for more recently,” says MOSHER. “You’re gonna hear an honest representation of the music, keeping the influence of technology on the production to a minimum in the tradition of some of my favorite recordings from artists that shaped me like Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, and Wilco. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
 
The award-winning artist and entrepreneur will celebrate the release of Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore tonight and tomorrow with two gigs in California, to be followed by an August show at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles. In September, she’ll head to Nashville to take part in AMERICANAFEST including performing at The California Country Show–an event she co-founded in association with her own record label, California Country Records. Dates are listed as follows:
 
Fri 7/26 – Ojai, CA – Ojai Deer Lodge
Sat 7/27 – Los Angeles, CA – EB’s Bar Stage at The Original Farmers Market
Wed 8/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
Fri 9/13 – Nashville, TN – The California Country Show, official AMERICANAFEST event
Fri 9/13 – Nashville, TN – The California Country Shake-Up (The California Country Show After Show)
Sat 9/14 – Nashville, TN – The Shubb Copacabana at AMERICANAFEST @ Vinyl Tap
Sat 9/14 – Nashville, TN – West Coast Turnaround @ The Bowery Vault
 
 
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Set Times Announced for Exit 111 Festival

DATE:        JULY 24, 2019
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN
 
 
EXIT 111
ANNOUNCES LINEUP BY DAY WITH SET TIMES
AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT ONSITE ACTIVITIES
FOR INAUGURAL FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 11-13
AT THE GREAT STAGE PARK IN MANCHESTER, TN
GUNS N’ ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, LYNYRD SKYNYRD,
SLAYER, ZZ TOP, ANTHRAX, DEFTONES, GHOST
AND MORE LEAD FESTIVAL LINE-UP OF MORE THAN 40 ACTS
 
ON-SITE OFFERINGS:
THE PARANORMAL CIRQUE,
THE RED BULL FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS EXPERIENCE,
MEGA SPORTS BAR AND
EXIT 111 CAR SHOW
ADD TO WEEKEND EXPERIENCES
 
The Lineup By Day with set times for the inaugural EXIT 111 FestivalOctober 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN–has now been revealed with Guns N’ Roses (Sunday, 8:10 PM), Def Leppard (Saturday, 11:45 PM) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (Friday, 11:10 PM) each performing headlining slots closing out the festival’s daily musical performances. Slayer, Anthrax, and Killswitch Engage are also among the Friday performers, ZZ Top, Mastodon, Ghost and Cheap Trick fill out Saturday‘s line-up, with Ministry, Coheed and Cambria and Deftones on Sunday’s bill. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk features a heavyweight line-up that celebrates all forms of rock–from hard to classic, alternative to southern–with more than 40 acts appearing on three stages (full line-up below). Doors open at 3:00 PM on Friday and 12 Noon on Saturday and Sunday.
 
 

 

Beyond the music, the EXIT 111 Festival site–known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival–will be transformed into a rock and roll playground with camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers. Details are as follows:

 

● The Paranormal Cirque
Step into another, darker dimension with Paranormal Cirque! Step under the tent for one of two daily shows to experience a world of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret presented by Cirque Italia. Watch acrobats of the Air, Illusionists, freaks, and mysterious creatures bring the tent to life for one very paranormal experience. Paranormal Circus is free to all Exit 111 ticket-holders, with platinum ticket holders eligible for reserved seating. This experience is for ages 13+.
● The Red Bull Freestyle Motocross Experience
Red Bull action sports athlete, Tyler Bereman along with some of the best freestyle motocross riders in the world including Brody Wilson, Keith Sayers, James Carter, will be showcasing their insane talents at Exit 111. Get ready to see these talented athletes perform jaw-dropping stunts all 3 days! This event is free to all Exit 111 ticket-holders.
● Mega Sports Bar
Rock hard, play hard. You won’t miss the big games of the weekend. The bar will have everything from college football and the NFL to baseball and hockey games. Every sport will be represented, grab a beer and get into it.
● Exit 111 Car Show
Get ready for the first-ever, all makes, all models car show at Exit 111. Grab a drink and walk the grounds to get a glimpse of cars of all varieties. The car show is free to all Exit 111 ticket-holders. More information is coming soon and the festival is opening the arena to showcase your car, details of which will be announced soon.
Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, this marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to utilize the farm. EXIT 111 weekend passes and single day tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website. A variety of ticketing options (GA, VIP, four-pack, military discounts, and payment plans), add-ons, camping and parking options, can be found here. Children under 10 are free with paid accompanied adult.
 
 
 
 
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Experimental rock act JASON ACHILLES Announces Show + Science Lecture in PASADENA on August 19

DT: JULY 23, 2019
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR
 
 
 
 
JASON ACHILLES
ANNOUNCES
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE & SCIENCE LECTURE
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
DER WOLF – PASADENA,CA

 

 
Photo Credit: Hannah Mayorga

 

 
Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, producer and NASA research consultant JASON ACHILLES will be combining his passion for rock’n’roll and science on Monday, August 19 in Pasadena, CA at Der Wolf as part of CalTech‘s monthly “Astronomy on Tap” series with a lecture on his work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing a microphone system for the Mars 2020 rover along with a musical performance from his two-piece instrumental / experimental rock duo.

 

 
Backed by drummer Forrest Mitchell, JASON ACHILLES creates his music live and organically with ACHILLES performing guitar, bass and keys simultaneously. The duo released their debut full-length album COMEDOWN in 2016, which was praised by No Depression for its “slick guitar tones, enchanting as they intertwine through each and every song on the record.” Earlier this year, the band debuted a special UK pressing of their sophomore EP DISCØ in the midst of their second European tour. Both releases were produced and recorded by ACHILLES at his boutique analog-digital studio in Los Angeles, Organic Audio Recorders, where he’s produced artists including Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), and remixes for the likes of Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Ariana Grande and more.

 

 
 
Listen to the mesmerizing single “Anastasia” taken from DISCØ in the below music video, directed by Evan Rodaniche (Cage9):
 

 

Jason Achilles -
Jason Achilles – “Anastasia” Music Video

 

 
 
Stream Comedown and DISCØ via SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/jason-achilles
 

 

ACHILLES is also a contracted scientist for NASA and is currently working on developing microphone design for the 2020 Mars rover. Read more about his work with NASA and how he’s able to combine his music career and passion for astronomy in a recent interview with SPACE.COM: https://www.space.com/36911-2020-mars-rover-microphone-jason-mezilis-interview.html

 

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TASH SULTANA Returns To North America For Cross-Country Tour

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATE:        JULY 23, 2019
 
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH
 
 
 
TASH SULTANA
RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA
FOR CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR
 
DATES KICK OFF SEPTEMBER 3 WITH STOPS IN
NEW YORK (CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE),
LOS ANGELES (OHANA FESTIVAL)
AND COLORADO (RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE)
 

Multi-instrumentalist and global sensation TASH SULTANA will return to North America for a fall 2019 tour that includes stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Colorado) and the Central Park Summerstage (New York), along with a slot on the Ohana Festival (Los Angeles). The newly announced tour dates mark the largest headlining gigs in TASH‘s career and come after a few spring shows in the U.S., followed by solo performances and festival appearances this summer in Europe.

 

 
 
Photo credit: Dara Munnis
 
Here’s some critical feedback from the recent U.S. shows:
 
“The Australian artist–who has identified as non-binary and goes by the pronoun “they”–is exotic and androgynous, just like their music…[songs] showcased long, cascading guitar solos and Sultana’s soulful voice. While it was just one person onstage during the entire set, it sounded like a full band, with Sultana playing multiple instruments for each song and looping in sounds they’d created.”
MAGNET MAGAZINE (Shakey Knees Music Festival, Atlanta), 7/5/19
 
“…Sultana to jam away and transform each song into something entirely new. Sultana was patient, letting each song expand to its maximum tripadelic potential. Salvation let her squeal out tones like Clapton; the seductive Free Mind washed waves of loneliness through the amps; Jungle‘s wocka-wocka funk let her riff around like Prince or Sly Stone. She started each beat; she would stop it when she darn well pleased.”
–Jay Cridlin,TAMPA BAY TIMES (Jannus Live), 5/8/19
 
Last year was one of the biggest years in TASH‘s career. Highlights include the release of her debut album FLOW STATE (Mom and Pop Music) which entered the charts at #4 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart and also charted across the globe. FLOW STATE was also nominated for the prestigious Triple J Australian Album of the Year award and six ARIA’s (The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards). Other recent accolades include over half a billion streams worldwide; the certified platinum singles “Jungle” and “Notion”; the certified Gold (internationally) Notion (EP) and the singles “Mystik” and “Murder To The Mind”; and record-breaking attendance at live shows around the world.
 
For those who have not yet experienced TASH live, TASH recently revealed “The Story So Far,” a three-part documentary series in partnership with YouTube Music that shows the journey from bedroom performances and busking to sold-out world tours. Check out the first two episodes now on TASH‘s channel here and here, with the third to follow this summer.
 
 
TASH’s fall 2019 North American tour dates are as follows:
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Tue
9/3
Providence, RI
The Strand
Wed
9/4
New York, NY
Central Park Summerstage
Fri
9/6
Columbus, OH
Express Live!
Sat
9/7
Indianapolis, IN
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sun
9/8
Grand Rapids, MI
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Tue
9/10
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theatre
Wed
9/11
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant
Fri
9/13
New Orleans, LA
Orpheum Theater
Sat
9/14
Atlanta, GA
Music Midtown 2019
Sun
9/15
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Tue
9/17
Austin, TX
Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater
Wed
9/18
Dallas, TX
Southside Ballrom
Fri
9/20
Las Vegas, NV
Life is Beautiful Festival
Sat
9/21
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren
Mon
9/23
Salt Lake City, UT
Red Butte Garden
Wed
9/25
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri
9/27
Dana Point, CA
Ohana Music Festival
Sat
9/28
Paso Robles, CA
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sun
9/29
Berkeley, CA
Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
 
 
About TASH SULTANA:
 
TASH has been playing music since her grandfather gave her a guitar at just three years of age to using fake IDs throughout high school to play open mic nights and busking regularly on the streets of Melbourne. Stories of TASH‘s mesmerizing talent eventually began to spread and before long, her Facebook and YouTube videos were receiving tens of millions of views. Now reaching far beyond the streets of Melbourne, TASH SULTANA‘s passion for music has thoroughly engaged a global audience who are hungry for more. To date, TASH has earned praise from the New York Times, Billboard, NYLON, Pigeons & Planes and more, an NPR Tiny Desk concert, and a U.S. national TV debut on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
 
TASH sold out every single date on her first ever U.S. tour before ever setting foot in the country, returning just a few months later for another completely sold-out tour. Since then, TASH has returned to the U.S. for additional headlining tours, selling out major theatres and arenas and showing no sign of slowing down.
 
TASH SULTANA continues to broaden her global audience and appeal through her incredible live performances including appearances at internationally renowned festivals such as Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, in addition to recent appearances at Shaky Knees, Bottlerock, and California Roots Music & Arts Festival.
 
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