| Legendary horror film soundtrack composer Claudio Simonetti and his critically acclaimed band, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, have announced a fall North American headlining tour. At the special shows, the group will live score their classic soundtrack to Dario Argento‘s revered 1977 supernatural horror film Suspiria, during a full screening of the film. Due to popular demand, the highly anticipated tour event, which will launch on October 28 in Baltimore, MD, has added tour stops in an additional 16 cities as well as special matinee shows and/or additional performances in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, New York and Oakland, where the previously-announced shows have sold out in advance. Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin — the keyboardist’s new version of Goblin — will also perform additional time-honored Goblin material at the shows.
Described by Rolling Stone as both “iconic” and “horror canon”, the soundtrack to Suspiria has become the genre’s standard bearer and the criterion by which resulting horror film scores have come to be judged. Utilizing experimental instruments atypical of soundtracks at the time – tabla, bouzouki, and Moog synthesizer – Simonetti and Goblin created the movie’s iconic, eerie music-box–like main theme, and additional tense exercises in rhythm, dissonance and bizarre funky prog that NPR has hailed as “chilling” and Entertainment Weekly called “hauntingly spooky”. The main title theme was named as one of the best songs released between 1977–79 in the book The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present, compiled by influential music website Pitchfork.
The updated tour itinerary is as follows:
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Performs ‘Suspiria’ North American tour dates:
Presented by Tone Deaf Touring and MetalSucks
October 28 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live (Days of Darkness Festival) /All ages, $19
October 30 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre /All ages, $20
October 31 Atlanta, GA The Earl / 21+, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 2 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live /All ages, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 2 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live / matinee show /All ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 3 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall /All ages, $30
November 4 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey /All ages, $20 ADV – $25 DOS
November 6 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre /All ages, $33
November 7 San Diego, CA The Irenic /All ages, $35
November 8 Los Angeles, CA Union /18+, $30
November 9 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse /All ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
November 9 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse /All ages, $35 ADV – $45 DOS
November 11 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre /All ages, $25
November 12 Seattle, WA El Corazon / 21+, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 14 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall / 21+, $27 ADV – $29 DOS
November 15 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre / 16+, $29.75 ADV – $35 DOS
November 16 Kansas City, MO Armour Theatre /All ages, $40
November 17 Milwaukee, WI Oriental Theatre /All ages, $35
November 18 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club / 17+, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 18 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club / matinee show /17+, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
November 19 Grand Rapids, MI Wealthy Theatre /All ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 20 Toronto, ON The Opera House / 19+, $32.50 ADV – $38 DOS
November 21 Ottawa, ON Mavericks / 19+, $35 ADV – $45 DOS
November 22 Montreal, QC Théâtre Fairmount / 18+, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 23 Homer, NY Homer Center for the Arts /All ages, $35
November 24 Brooklyn, NY Murmrr Theatre /All ages, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 25 Brookline, MA Coolidge Corner Theatre /All ages, $40
November 26 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge / 18+, $30
November 28 Asheville, NC Orange Peel / 16+, $25 ADV – $28 DOS
November 29 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub Music Hall / 18+, $25 ADV – $28 DOS
November 30 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls Theatre / All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 1 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies / 18+, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 2 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works / All Ages, $37.50 ADV – $40 DOS
December 3 Birmingham, AL Saturn / 18+, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 4 Tampa, FL Orpheum / All Ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
December 5 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero / All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 6 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5 / All Ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
December 7 Richmond, VA Byrd Theatre / All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 8 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero / All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 10 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre / All Ages, $40 ADV – $45 DOS
With filmmaker Luca Guadagnino set to unleash his much-talked-about film retelling of Suspiria this fall, including a score composed by Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, there is no better time to revisit the terrifying original motion picture and its shocking soundtrack, performed by its original creators in an intensely intimate setting.
About Claudio Simonetti:
Claudio Simonetti (born 19 February 1952, São Paulo) is a Brazilian-born Italian musician and film composer. The keyboardist of the progressive rock band Goblin, Simonetti has specialized in the scores for Italian and American horror films since the 1970s. A long-time collaborator of director Dario Argento, Simonetti has worked on several of the director/producer’s films including Deep Red, Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Demoni, and Opera. His work has long been an iconic staple of Italian genre cinema, collaborating with directors like Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, Lucio Fulci, Enzo G. Castellari, Lamberto Bava, and Sergio Martino. Simonetti’s highly experimental scores are known for their signature, electronic and progressive rock-influenced sound, and have been imitated countless times. He studied at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Suspiria (pronounced [sʊsˈpɪ.ri.a], lit. Latin: “sighs”) is a 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, partially based on Thomas De Quincey’s 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis (Sighs from the Depths) and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany but realizes, amidst a series of brutal murders, that the academy is a front for a supernatural conspiracy.
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NEW YORK, NY (October 8, 2018) – Today New Kids On The Block, the multiplatinum selling pop super-group, unveiled an epic lineup for their highly anticipated 2019 tour. NKOTB took to the Today Show plaza to reveal The MixTape Tour with very special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. The five iconic pop and hip-hop acts will hit the road together for the first time ever on a 53-city tour across North America next summer.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 12th at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, October 9th at 10am local time through Thursday, October 11th at 10pm local time.
To celebrate the event, NKOTB surprised fans by dropping an epic, throwback track, “80s Baby” featuring their new touring partners, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. The track takes listeners on a nostalgic yet refreshingly modern and fun ride through 80s song references and fresh verses- just a small glimpse into the party that will be The MixTape Tour. Stream the song HERE.
With over 100 million combined records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson will fill arenas with hit after hit when they take to the stage next summer. Always upping the ante, NKOTB have packaged the ultimate lineup for a once in a lifetime live show experience. The group will return to the stage after 2018’s touring hiatus to perform fan favorite number one hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”. When tour mates Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Naughty by Nature hit the stage, they bring with them top chart hits and legendary catalogues to keep fans out of their seats all night. The tour is sure to be one of the can’t miss events of the summer featuring an unforgettable night full of smashes spanning across generations.
NKOTB made the announcement on the heels of their SOLD OUT Apollo Theater show celebrating the 30th anniversary of their hit packed, breakout album Hangin’ Tough. The special one night only engagement sold out within minutes of onsale and saw NKOTB gracing Harlem’s famed Apollo stage for the first time since they debuted “Please Don’t Go Girl” at the Apollo’s notoriously tough amateur night. The career defining album, Hangin’ Tough produced hits like “Please Don’t Go Girl,” “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”, “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”, and “Cover Girl.” The crowd erupted when the band confirmed on stage that Hangin’ Tough will get a special anniversary re-issue in early 2019 with new, never been released music.
Produced by Live Nation, The MixTape Tour will embark on its three month journey beginning May 2nd in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more, before wrapping July 14th in Hollywood, FL. See full itinerary below.
THE MIXTAPE TOUR DATES:
|Thursday, May 2, 2019
||U.S. Bank Arena
|Saturday, May 4, 2019
||Quicken Loans Arena
|Sunday, May 5, 2019
||Bankers Life Fieldhouse
|Tuesday, May 7, 2019
||Kansas City, MO
|Wednesday, May 8, 2019
||St. Louis, MO
|Thursday, May 9, 2019
|Friday, May 10, 2019
|Saturday, May 11, 2019
||New Orleans, LA
||Smoothie King Center
|Monday, May 13, 2019
||Corpus Christi, TX
||American Bank Center
|Wednesday, May 15, 2019
|Thursday, May 16, 2019
||San Antonio, TX
|Friday, May 17, 2019
||American Airlines Center
|Saturday, May 18, 2019
||Oklahoma City, OK
||Chesapeake Energy Arena
|Tuesday, May 21, 2019
||El Paso, TX
||UTEP Don Haskins Center
|Wednesday, May 22, 2019
||Talking Stick Resort Arena
|Thursday, May 23, 2019
||San Diego, CA
|Friday, May 24, 2019
|Saturday, May 25, 2019
||Las Vegas, NV
||Mandalay Bay Events Center
|Sunday, May 26, 2019
||Los Angeles, CA
|Tuesday, May 28, 2019
|Wednesday, May 29, 2019
||San Jose, CA
|Thursday, May 30, 2019
||Golden 1 Center
|Saturday, June 1, 2019
|Sunday, June 2, 2019
|Tuesday, June 4, 2019
||Taco Bell Arena
|Thursday, June 6, 2019
||Salt Lake City, UT
||Vivint Smart Home Arena
|Friday, June 7, 2019
|Saturday, June 8, 2019
||Pinnacle Bank Arena
|Sunday, June 9, 2019
||Des Moines, IA
||Wells Fargo Arena
|Tuesday, June 11, 2019
||St. Paul, MN
||Xcel Energy Center
|Wednesday, June 12, 2019
|Thursday, June 13, 2019
||Grand Rapids, MI
||Van Andel Arena
|Friday, June 14, 2019
|Tuesday, June 18, 2019
||Little Caesars Arena
|Wednesday, June 19, 2019
|Friday, June 21, 2019
|Saturday, June 22, 2019
|Sunday, June 23, 2019
||PPG Paints Arena
|Tuesday, June 25, 2019
||Capital One Arena
|Thursday, June 27, 2019
||Wells Fargo Center
|Friday, June 28, 2019
|Sunday, June 30, 2019
||NYCB, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
|Tuesday, July 2, 2019
|Wednesday, July 3, 2019
||Mohegan Sun Arena
|Friday, July 5, 2019
||Atlantic City, NJ
||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
|Saturday, July 6, 2019
|Sunday, July 7, 2019
|Tuesday, July 9, 2019
|Wednesday, July 10, 2019
||Bon Secours Wellness Arena
|Thursday, July 11, 2019
||State Farm Arena (Philips)
|Friday, July 12, 2019
||Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
|Saturday, July 13, 2019
|Sunday, July 14, 2019
||Hard Rock Event Center** This show will go onsale at a later, to be announced, date.
GWAR Releases Video For “Viking Death Machine”
Kicks off North American Tour This Saturday
Human Scum! It is now that time of year and your Lords and Masters GWAR will soon awaken from their Antarctic slumber to devastate North America once again. The “Gore, Core, Metal and More” tour will be co-headlined by GWAR, and the mighty Hatebreed! This rolling heavy metal nightmare kicks off October 7th, following an appearance from GWAR at the Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, NJ on October 6th. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Before the tour begins, GWARis pleased as a bowl of bloody punch to share with you the new video for their epic song ‘Viking Death Machine,’ taken from their latest opus, 2018’s “The Blood of Gods,” a masterpiece of obscenity chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. The video was created by Makinita Silva, an Ecuadorian masked Luchador who is also an independent 2-D animator.
Watch the video HERE.
Of the video, Blothar has the following to say: “Humans, are you ready to ride the ‘Viking Death Machine’? Our latest video is a faithful animated schlockumentary depicting my harrowing, blood-drenched defeat of the Load Warriors and the other denizens of Saturday morning raceway hijinx, including all of my fellow bandmates in GWAR. I am delighted to take my rightful place as the King of Cartoon Violence, and champion of the first annual Suck-It-Up-Butter Cup! Watch the video now! It’ll make you shit.”
GWAR & Hatebreed Co-Headline
10/6: Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance*
10/7: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/9: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater
10/10: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/12: Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
10/13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
10/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/16: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
10/19: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/22: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/25: Sauget, IL @ Pops
10/26: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
10/27: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
10/28: Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
GWAR Headline Dates:
10/29: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
10/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/2: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
11/3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
11/6: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/8: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/10: Richmond, VA @ The National#
#With Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Toxic Holocaust
12/31: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
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RAVEN Announce North American Tour!
In between recording a scorching new studio album and a European tour opening for Saxon, NWoBHM legends RAVEN have announced a 27 date North American tour with Extinction AD and Mobile Deathcamp providing support. The tour begins on November 1st in Houston, TX and runs through December 1st in Jonesboro, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below
“We are firing on all cylinders right now in Europe and are looking forward to blasting out a revised headline set with a few surprises!” says frontman and bassist John Gallagher.
RAVEN W/ Extintction A.D. and Mobile Deathcamp
11/1: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
11/2: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
11/3: El Paso, TX @ Joey’s Badcompany*
11/4: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11/6: Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar
11/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/8: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
11/9: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Tony V’s
11/11: Vancouver, BC @ The Wise Hall
11/12: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
11/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge
11/15: Denver, CO @ Hermans Hideaway
11/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
11/17: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews*
11/18: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
11/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge
11/20: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/21: Ft Atkinson, WI @ Hijynx
11/23: Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
11/25: Rochester, NY @ The Montage
11/26: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
11/27: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
11/28: Frederick, MD @ Café 611
11/29: Chesapeaker VA @ The Riffhouse
12/1: Jonesboro, GA @ Furnace 41
*No Mobile Deathcamp
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Phil Palmer is a legendary session guitarist who has performed on countless albums for acts such as Robbie Williams and George Michael and Bob Dylan. Palmer has also had the distinction of being a member of both Eric Clapton’s band and 80’s hit makers Dire Straits. Palmer is currently on the road touring with Dire Straits Legacy (DSL) a group made up of former Dire Straits members wanting to pay tribute the bands amazing catalog. Media Mikes had the chance to speak with Phil recently about the group’s formation and the bands first tour of the United States in ten years.
Adam Lawton: Can you give us some history as to how you initially became with Dire Straits?
Phil Palmer: I was part of the band during the group’s last world tour between 1991 and 1992. I think we did something around 270 shows. Prior to joining Dire Straits I had been in Eric Clapton’s band for about three years. That time period was quite busy for me as Eric’s group was very active and then I went right over to Dire Straits to play over 200 shows.
AL: What was it like transitioning stylistically from Eric Clapton to Dire Straits?
PP: The main difference I guess was for Eric’s tour we did around three days of rehearsal. It was all very much by the seat of your pants. At that time I think he had the best band in the world. The situation was very fluid and the arrangements would often evolve as we began playing as the environment was very free. When I joined Dire Straits we rehearsed for three months prior to the tour starting. There were quite a few complicated sections and the arrangements were very important to Mark. That was probably the biggest difference. To be in Dire Straits you have to be regimented. Half of my job was to make sure that when Mark decided to be spontaneous with his playing that I stayed out of his way while still providing a supportive role. This was much different than where I had just come from. As a session player those are the types of things I am good at so after the three months of rehearsal and we started playing shows things lightened up a bit. The real important thing was the dynamics which tended to be the hardest thing to get everyone in sync to.
AL: Now how did the Dire Straits Legacy project start out?
PP: This group was born out of a chance meeting really. I had not seen any of the other Dire Straits guys in about ten years or so. There was an idea for us to get together and play the Dire Straits music presented so we all met in Rome and at the start we weren’t really in to the idea. After a nice dinner and a few bottles of wine everyone loosened up to the idea. After that a small show was set up for us just outside of Rome. With very little rehearsal we showed up to a field filled with around ten thousand people waiting to hear us play. We realized then that there was a lot of life left in the Dire Straits band and the only person who was not there that should have been was Mark Knopfler. Most of the original Dire Straits personnel from the tour in 92’ came out for this show and had fun.
AL: With Mark not being involved in the project was there any trepidation on your part to do the project?
PP: Yes. We weren’t sure people were going to accept it without Mark. The surprising thing is it’s the music that shines through. Marks songs and arrangements are so good that people still love it and even after twenty five years of being away the shows go over great! The music is just so interesting that people really love it.
AL: Can you tell us about the current DSL line up?
PP: Steve Ferrone and I have known each other since the Eric Clapton days. He is such a great drummer and to have him involved in this is very cool. His history with Tom Petty speaks for itself. Trevor Horn is a guy who I have worked a lot with over the years and, one day I mentioned to him that we were going to be doing this tour. He said he was interested in being a part of it and jumped on board. It’s interesting to look at the resumes the guys in the band have. It’s just extreme! There so much material that we could pull from each of our careers. The other day we were playing “Owner of a lonely Heart” which Trevor wrote and produced for Yes. That’s a great song to listen to and play. It also gives a slight diversion from the Dire Straits stuff. We really wanted to explore everyone’s talent even if it was outside of Dire Straits. We plan to add a few other songs outside of the Dire Straits set as time goes on.
AL: It has been awhile since the group has been to the United States. Can you tell us about the upcoming shows here and possibly why you have been absent from the U.S. market?
PP: We like playing in the States however this project can be a bit hard to promote. We are playing the music of the Dire Straits however we are not the Dire Straits. We can’t legally use the name so it’s hard for us to explain to people what they are buying tickets to see. That’s really been our main issue. We have a showcase booked in Nashville for all the American promoters and it was basically brought us to the States. We are doing some other gigs because we want to play but everything sort of revolves around this showcase which we hope will generate gigs for 2019. By coming over to the States now in late 2018 we are hoping to get the foot hold we need to make a solid presence for next year.
AL: In 2017 DSL release “3 Chord Trick”. Are any of the songs from that album going to be featured in the set for this run of U.S. shows?
PP: We are going to play a few tracks from that album. We had a lot of fun recording that record. The idea was to record the old way where the band was all in one room and not use any modern equipment. It was a lot of fun and I think the album has a depth that you just don’t hear today. It is quite diverse. There are some Dire Straits moments in there as the nucleolus of the band (Alan Clark and myself) we were inspired by Mark’s music but we didn’t deliberately go out and try to produce a Dire Straits album. We like to think that “3 Chord Trick” is the next stage of our development rather than Dire Straits.
AL: Are there any other projects you are currently working on outside of the Dire Straits Legacy project?
PP: Alan and I have been working with Trevor on a project called “The 80’s Reinvented”. It’s a bunch of classic tracks from that era done in Trevor Horn’s signature style. That’s been a lot of fun! We have been working with a full orchestra and a lot of very special guest performers. Trevor being who he is able to call up just about anyone and ask them to be on his record and they more than likely will do it! It’s great fun.
For more info in Dire Straits Legacy visit www.dslegacy.com
LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL OFFER SOLIDARITY TO TEACHERS AND THE #REDFORED MOVEMENT WITH “SOULFIRE TEACHER SOLIDARITY TOUR 2018”
PERFORMING IN EVERY STATE TEACHERS HAVE BEEN STRIKING
OR ARE CONSIDERING GOING ON STRIKE
HOSTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE TO INTRODUCE GROUNDBREAKING TEACHROCK MUSIC CURRICULUM
TICKETS TO NORTH AMERICAN TREK AVAILABLE FREE TO EDUCATORS OF ALL TYPES
DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 18TH IN WILKES BARRE, PA; SHOWS ON SALE NOW
SOULFIRE LIVE! BOX SETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul will show solidarity with and say thank you to hard-working teachers across North America with a landmark headline tour introducing TeachRock, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s free, multimedia, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum which meets prevailing standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies/History, the Fine and Performing Arts, and also includes STEAM and advisory material. The “Soulfire Teacher Appreciation Tour 2018” begins October 18th at The Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, PA and then continues into December. All shows on sale now. For complete details and tickets, please visit www.littlesteven.com/on-tour.
The “Soulfire Teacher Solidarity Tour 2018” concerts are free for educators of all types (and a guest) – teachers are invited to sign up at teachrock.org/tour. Each show on the tour will also see Little Steven and his TeachRock staff hosting free professional development workshops designed to engage educators with techniques and content through which they can comfortably use music to inspire students, even if they’ve never touched an instrument. In many locations, the workshop will also count towards continuing education hours and license renewal.
The Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Teacher Solidarity Tour Professional Development Experience will offer an introduction to the Teachrock.org curriculum, and include material suitable for K-12 teachers of all disciplines, interdisciplinary best practices, and group activities. In addition, the one-hour workshops will see a personal visit from Little Steven, with attendees also receiving a teacher-only edition “Teacher Appreciation Tour” t-shirt, a certificate of attendance, and tickets for the educator and a guest to that evening’s Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul concert.
“This is a little different than the professional development experience you may be used to,” says Little Steven. “This is a rock ‘n’ roll experience.”
Little Steven unveiled the “Soulfire Teacher Solidarity Tour” with a personal video announcement, streaming now at the official TeachRock YouTube channel HERE.
LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL:
SOULFIRE TEACHROCK TOUR 2018
18 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Kirby Center
20 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center
23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Homestead Music Hall
29 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
31 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
2 – Burnsville, MN – Ames Center
3 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre
5 – Chicago, IL – Center
7 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
9 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Music Hall
10 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Theater
12 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
16 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Rocksino
17 – Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan Theatre
26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
28 – Omaha, NE – Holland Performing Arts Center
30 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
3 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
5 – Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
7 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
8 – Stateline, NV – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
12 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
14 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
16 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that integrates arts throughout K-12 classrooms via rich, standard-aligned lesson plans and hands-on teacher workshops, all delivered to educators and districts at no cost. TeachRock is a standards-aligned arts integration curriculum that uses the history and culture of popular music to engage students in all disciplines. From social studies and language arts to geography, STEAM, general music, and more: TeachRock has engaging and meaningful material for every K-12 classroom, and it’s all shared with teachers and students at no cost. TeachRock is endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Council for Geographic Education, with partners including Scholastic Inc., PBS, Reelin’ in the Years, ABC News, Rock’s Backpages, New York University’s Steinhardt School, and the Grammy Museum. For lesson plans and additional information, please visit teachrock.org.
“Music will forever be humanity’s most effective and consistent source of inspiration and motivation,” says Little Steven, “and, we have learned, music turns out to be our most solid common ground for establishing communication between teachers and students which is where education begins.”
The “Soulfire Teacher Solidarity Tour” follows the recent release of SOULFIRE LIVE!, a spectacular new live collection recorded last year in North America and Europe during Little Steven’s first world tour in nearly two decades. The 3CD and LP editions feature an exclusive third disc highlighted by superstar guest performances recorded throughout the trek, including Bruce Springsteen, Richie Sambora, Peter Wolf, and Jerry Miller (of Moby Grape). SOULFIRE LIVE! is available now via Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe. A unique 7LP vinyl box set and Blu-ray edition of SOULFIRE LIVE! is also on the way and is available to pre-order now.
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An epic and electrifying journey through rock ‘n’ roll history led by one of its most passionate practitioners, SOULFIRE LIVE! showcases Stevie Van Zandt’s limitless knowledge, talent, and sheer love for the genre in all its many shapes and guises. Among the album’s many highlights are original songs from throughout Little Steven’s illustrious career – including classics like “Standing In The Line Of Fire” and “I Don’t Want To Go Home” – alongside a number of favorite cover versions like The Electric Flag’s “Groovin’ Is Easy,” Etta James’ “Blues Is My Business,” and James Brown’s “Down And Out In New York City,” the latter two songs also featured on last year’s critically acclaimed SOULFIRE. In addition, SOULFIRE LIVE! includes Van Zandt’s inimitable introductions, detailing each song’s unique history and singular spot in his life and illustrious career.
Little Steven Van Zandt is of course known around the world for his utterly personal songwriting and an ambitious adventurousness that has fueled much of his creative output these past two decades. In addition to his ongoing role as a touring and recording member of The E Street Band, he has also expanded his artistic parameters to include landmark work as an actor on The Sopranos and Lilyhammer as well as host, historian, and rock ‘n’ roll advocate on Sirius XM’s one-and-only “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” (not to mention creator of Sirius XM’s long-running “Outlaw Country” format). Van Zandt has also expanding his musical boundaries to include composing the score for all three seasons of Lilyhammer and additional work as producer and songwriter, lending his distinctive craft to records from an array of international garage rockers.
Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment to Visit Cities Across North America Beginning October 30
Tickets On Sale Friday, Aug. 24, at 10:00 a.m.
NEW YORK-Aug. 20, 2018- Nickelodeon, in partnership with Red Tail Productions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Tail Entertainment, and CB Entertainment, announced today Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live, the multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare. Featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin, the live stage show will debut in Fayetteville, NC, on October 27 and will tour North America through November. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fans can visit doubledarelivetour.com for a list of upcoming Double Dare Live tour cities, times and ticket information.
“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to bringing the fun and messiness of Double Dare to audiences across the country,” said Marc Summers. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”
Double Dare Live will feature two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.
The brand-new Double Dare series premiered this summer and was ranked as one of the top three shows with K6-11 on all TV. Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.
Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986, on Nickelodeon, and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Marc Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988, and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including Double Dare 2000.
Double Dare, Episode 127 – Pictured: Liza Koshy, Marc Summers and Contestants in DOUBLE DARE on NICKELODEON. Photo: Scott Everett White/Nickelodeon. ©2018 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE LIVE FALL TOUR CITIES AND DATES
Oct. 30 Fayetteville, NC Crown Complex
Nov. 1 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
Nov. 2 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Nov. 3 Baltimore, MD UMBC Events Center
Nov. 4 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
Nov. 7 Milwaukee, WI Miller High Life Theatre
Nov. 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Nov. 9 Nashville, TN TPAC
Nov. 10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
Nov. 11 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square
Nov. 14 Hartford, CT The Bushnell
Nov. 15 Newark, NJ NJPAC
Nov. 16 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 17 Schenectady, NY Proctors Theatre
Nov. 18 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
Double Dare Live is produced by Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment.
Red Tail Productions, LLC
CEO Phillip Drayer and President Marc Engel produce and present a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (Tony Nomination), the spectacular Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Through its division Red Tail-Live, the company has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting live entertainment in a variety of venues, theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada presenting over a hundred events annually, spanning genres from Broadway Musicals to Country and Pop, to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.
About CB Entertainment
Charlie Blum is a renowned entertainment industry executive with over 40 years’ experience as a major concert promoter, talent buyer, theatre executive, television producer and artist manager. He served for almost three decades as President/CEO for Chicagoland’s premier concert facility, the Star Plaza Theatre, following more than ten years as a Vice President with the Nederlander Concerts. Charlie has worked with virtually every major artist in show business, presenting thousands of concerts featuring performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Christina Aguilera, The Grateful Dead, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and Cher. He has executive-produced four nationally released PBS television shows, most recently, the groundbreaking “Harmonies 4 Healing” with partner Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Charlie is also the host of Lakeshore Classic Movies every weekend on PBS in Chicago.
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).