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Nickelback Announces 2010 Dark Horse Tour Dates

November 22, 2009

Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning December 4th at LiveNation.com

Grammy-nominated, mega-platinum rock powerhouse Nickelback, has announced the 2010 North American leg of their Dark Horse World Tour, a Live Nation produced event. The tour will feature special guests Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown with the opening act and additional dates to be announced. The newly confirmed dates are hot off the heels of their summer and fall dates where the band played to sold out crowds around the world. Tickets go on sale beginning December 4th in select markets at LiveNation.com.

Nickelback fan club members will have access to presale tickets beginning November 27th in select markets. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning November 30th at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com. Additional information on the tour, ticket on sales, fan club membership and VIP packages is available at Nickelback.com and LiveNation.com.

Nickelback Dark Horse 2010 Tour:
April 6 London, ON John Labatt Centre
April 8 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
April 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
April 11 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
April13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
April 14 Hampton VA Hampton Coliseum*
April16 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center*
April 17 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
April19 Orlando, FL Amway Arena*
April 21 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
* Shinedown not included.

The latest single from Dark Horse, “Never Gonna Be Alone,” is already top 15 at Hot AC and heating up quickly at Top 40. Last week also saw the premiere of the video for “Never Gonna Be Alone.” Added out of the box at Vh1 and Fuse, both channels will start airing it on November 23rd. The video can currently be seen via Nickelback.com, RoadrunnerRecords.com and YouTube. Look for the broadcast premiere November 23rd. The video was shot by veteran director and longtime Nickelback friend Nigel Dick.

Nickelback is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, with over 35 million albums sold. The band’s latest album, Dark Horse, produced by the legendary Mutt Lange, debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has remained on the Top 200 for 50 weeks selling over 2.4 million albums in the US alone. Nickelback is currently nominated for a 2009 American Music Award in the Pop/Rock category for Favorite Band, Duo or Group.

Nickelback has enjoyed unprecedented success with their last album, All The Right Reasons, which has been RIAA certified 8X platinum. The six singles from the album totaled 12 million downloads and 6 million ringtones. All proceeds of digital single and video sales for “If Everyone Cared” between February 1 and July 31, 2007 were donated to charity, equally distributed between Amnesty International and International Childrens’ Awareness Canada. Each of the five videos from All The Right Reasons has reached #1 on VH1’s playlist: “Photograph,” “Savin’ Me,” “Far Away,” “If Everyone Cared” and “Rockstar.” In 2006 Nickelback was awarded a World Music Award for “World’s Best Rock Group,” a Billboard Touring Award for “Breakthrough Artist,” an American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” and a People’s Choice Award for “Best Rock Group.”

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Papa Roach/Jet

November 19, 2009

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach have partnered with WHY (World Hunger Year) to continue their mission to raise funds and awareness for organizations who are working towards finding answers to hunger, poverty and homelessness. Led by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, who revealed earlier this year that he was homeless as a child, the band are on the road supporting their hit CD, Metamorphosis, which addresses many of the current social and economic themes prevalent today. Papa Roach join Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, O.A.R, and many others as part of WHY’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.

Launching on the current co-headlining tour with JET beginning with the November 7th show in Youngstown, OH at the Wedgewood Entertainment Center, Papa Roach’s partnership with WHY will feature an auction in their tour markets where fans bid on an exclusive experience including an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more – with all proceeds going to WHY. To bid now and for more information, please visit http://www.paparoach.com. In addition to raising money, Papa Roach will build awareness from the stage and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend their support. Shaddix explains, “We’re proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities.”

Hillary Zuckerberg of WHY (World Hunger Year) adds, “WHY is honored to welcome Papa Roach to our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program. As many as 3.5 million people experience homelessness in a given year and over 36 million people are living in hunger and poverty in the United States. These issues are clearly a priority for the band and Jacoby who have personally taken on the fight to end hunger, poverty and homelessness across the country by engaging their fans in the cause. We are excited to have them as an ally in this mission.”

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart earlier this year. Metamorphosis has already spawned the #1 rock hit “Lifeline” and “I Almost Told You That I Loved You,” with “Had Enough” impacting radio now. “Had Enough” illustrates the traumatic impact of the war in Iraq, the foreclosure epidemic and the overall economic and social downturn affecting so many – themes the band identified almost 2 years ago when writing the album.

**THE AUCTION IS LIVE NOW AND THE VIP EXPERIENCE WILL BE AVAILABLE
STARTING NOVEMBER 7TH IN YOUNGSTOWN, OH**

Papa Roach on Tour with JET and Others (all on sale now):
10/30 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at the Murat Centre with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda
11/1 Detroit, MI The Fillmore with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda
11/4 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom with JET, Saving Abel, Red and Taddy Porter
11/5 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda
11/9 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live! with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah
11/11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah
11/12 New York, NY Nokia Theatre with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah
11/23 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia with JET

Papa Roach Headlining Dates:
11/2 Sault St. Marie, MI Dream Makers Theater in Kewadin Casino with Aranda on-sale now
11/7 Youngstown, OH The Wedgewood Entertainment Center with Kill Hannah on-sale now
11/16 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Company (support TBA) on-sale: 10/30
11/17 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (support TBA) on-sale now
11/18 San Antonio, TX Scoutbar (support TBA) on-sale now
11/20 Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center (support TBA) on-sale now
11/21 Lubbock, TX Wild West (support TBA) on-sale now
11/25 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim (support TBA) on-sale now
11/27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues (support TBA) on-sale: 10/29
11/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues (support TBA) on-sale: 11/7

Papa Roach on Tour with Shinedown:
12/5 Highland Heights, KY Bank of KY Center with Shinedown on-sale: 10/30
12/6 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center with Shinedown on-sale: 10/31
12/8 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 10/31
12/12 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
12/15 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
12/16 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6

**MORE DATES TO COME – PLEASE VISIT www.paparoach.com FOR ALL TOUR DATES**

www.paparoach.com
www.whyhunger.org
www.charityfolks.com/paparoach

About Papa Roach
Hailing from Sacramento, CA, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band Papa Roach is singer Jacoby Shaddix; guitarist Jerry Horton; bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo. With the March 24th DGC/Interscope Records release of their fifth studio album, Metamorphosis, which debuted at Number 8 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, Papa Roach celebrates ten years of success together, boasting a wealth of growth and bravado. Rolling Stone calls Metamorphosis “hard-riffing and accessible” and Billboard lauds it as “polished and wide-ranging.” The album’s first single “Lifeline” joins the pantheon of Papa Roach’s previous Top Ten multi-format smash hits like “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved.” The band has been scorching stages across the globe in support of the album – playing alongside fellow powerhouses Motley Crue, Nickelback, Avenged Sevenfold, Staind, Seether and Jet. Of their electrifying live show, Hit Parader raves, “Papa Roach’s live energy is like a pack of wild horses – unbridled and uncontainable.” Infectiously raw and anthemic, Metamorphosis is a ballsy testament of in-your-face rock honesty. www.paparoach.com
About WHY
WHY (World Hunger Year, Inc.) is dedicated to fighting the root causes of hunger and poverty by supporting grassroots organizations that create self-reliance, economic justice and equal access to nutritious and affordable food. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WHY works to put an end to hunger suffered by 36.2 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WHY’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government programs and community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building and access to over 8,000 anti-hunger and poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, O.A.R, and many others.

Slayer and Megadeth – American Carnage Tour

November 17, 2009

Co-Headliners to Tour the U.S. Together For the First Time in Nearly Two Decades
Testament to be Special Guest Recession-Proof $10.00 Tickets Available in All U.S. Markets

See the tour video here.

Slayer. Megadeth. Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power. Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the thrash/metal genre. Individually, their respective prowess and accomplishments are impressive; but together, they’re brutal and unstoppable. Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline “American Carnage,” the most blistering, the most explosive, and the most eagerly anticipated mega-tour of the winter – and you do not want to miss it.

“American Carnage” will kick off on January 18 in Seattle, WA for a 26-date trek across North America that will include the six Canadian dates postponed earlier this month. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday, November 20. Ticketmaster is offering a special presale for most shows from Wednesday November 18 at 10am until Thursday November 19 at 10pm.

“American Carnage” is the first time that Slayer and Megadeth will have toured the U.S. together since 1991’s epic “Clash of the Titans” tour. To celebrate that and in recognition of the tough economic times that many of their fans are having, Megadeth and Slayer have decided to roll back the price of a chunk of tickets at every U.S. show to the “1991 price” of $10.00. These specially-priced tickets will be limited and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Megadeth has also teamed with iloveallaccess.com to provide an Ultimate Fan Package including premium seats, meet and greets, pre-show parties and more.

In addition, Testament – who was also on the “Clash of the Titans” bill, will be Special Guests on the entire tour, marking the first time that all three bands have shared a stage together in more than 18 years, and making this a “must see” metal event.

Both Megadeth and Slayer will hit the road supporting new albums: Megadeth’s 2009 album, Endgame , while Slayer’s World Painted Blood, the band’s 10th studio venture, hit stores November 3. Testament’s The Formation of Damnation: Special Tour Edition, will be released on February 23, 2010, with special unreleased bonus tracks.

Slayer and Megadeth have already massacred territories together outside of the U.S. – first with four explosive dates in June, 2009 across Western Canada – “Canadian Carnage” – marking the first time the bands had shared a stage anywhere in 18 years; and then six co-headlining “Carnage” dates in Australia followed in October.

According to various Canadian press outlets last summer: “It was a night of thrash impossible to trash…” “Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun…” “The two heavy metal heavyweights …went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their ‘A’ game. And the results were anything but pretty – unless you include pretty freakin’ loud and pretty freakin’ awesome.”

Slayer. Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo – brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. World Painted Blood offers a Slayer-ized point of view of our world – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, and a chilling hypothesis of how the rest of the world might view America. The album was recorded in Los Angeles over two time periods, during October 2008 and then between late January and March 2009. World Painted Blood was produced by Greg Fidelman, who’s spent time in the studio with Metallica, the Gossip, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Slipknot and others, and executive produced by long-time Slayer colleague, Rick Rubin, who suggested Fidelman for the project. One reviewer called the album “the heaviest, bloodiest and best album in almost two decades.” Fans got a couple of early morsels of the brutal new Slayer material — “Psychopathy Red,” a Hanneman song inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who confessed to savagely murdering 56 children, was recorded last October and then leaked online. Then, the King-penned track, “Hate Worldwide,” was made available in July as a limited-edition single through Hot Topic. For “American Carnage,” Slayer’s Tom Araya promises, “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”

Megadeth. 2009 saw the release of Endgame , what has been heralded as Megadeth’s best album in years. It’s the record where it all comes full circle in a career that has not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but defined them. Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics are the hallmarks of Endgame , with vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine once musing and making declarations about the world we live in, having named the album after a government document that should strike fear in the hearts of Americans! But that’s Mustaine and Megadeth, using the vehicle of music to shake things up, to make a point and to rattle your brain, literally, figuratively and sonically. Revolver magazine said of Endgame , “One of their best albums.” VH1’s That Metal Show deemed it, “One of the metal albums of the year”, and Popmatters said, “the record positively scorches with an intensity not heard since Rust in Peace.”

Legendary thrash metal titans Testament, whose latest award-winning release (2008 Album of the Year, Metal Hammer’s Golden God Award) The Formation of Damnation, displays them as the quintessential modern heavy metal band, whose experience and accumulated skill allows them to attack with reserves of anger, energy and finesse that make them more powerful than ever. Lead singer Chuck Billy says, “Uniting these bands is the heavy metal event of generations. We are so proud to be a part of it.”

Slayer and Megadeth are also re-scheduling the east coast leg of the “Canadian Carnage” tour, postponed from this fall.

JANUARY
18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*
19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR – tickets sold via www.rosequarter.com
21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA*
22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA* (tickets on sale 11/21)
23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ**
25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO*
26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM*
27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX*
29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX**
31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN*

FEBRUARY
1 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA* (tickets on sale 11/20)
2 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY* (tickets on sale 12/4)
4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN* (tickets on sale 12/4)
5 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL* (tickets on sale 12/4)
6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI*
9 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT**
11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ*
13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ*
14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA*
16 Pavillon de La Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC – tickets sold via Billetech.com
18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON – tickets on sale 11/27 via JohnLabattCentre.com
19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON – tickets sold via Ticketmaster.ca
20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC – tickets sold via Admission.com
22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB – tickets sold via MonctonColiseum.com
23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS – tickets sold via TicketAtlantic.com

* tickets sold through Ticketmaster
** tickets sold through LiveNation.com

Switchfoot @ The Roxy 11/11

October 21, 2009

Photo Credit: Mosca Studio

Don’t miss Switchfoot @ The Roxy November 11th, 2009

Hello Hurricane acknowledges the storms that tear through our lives,” states Switchfoot singer and songwriter Jon Foreman. “This album is an attempt to respond to those storms with an element of hope, trying to understand what it means to be hopeful in a world that keeps on spinning.”

With Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot is set to thrive in 2009 with a newfound independence: a new home studio HQ, a new label, and a return-to-roots creativity and sense of purpose. After ten non-stop years of working as the world’s most humble multi-million selling rock band, the hard-charging North County San Diego-based quintet saw recording sessions for their aptly-titled seventh full-length album as a unique chance to reassess, reflect and rededicate.
“We built our own studio so we wouldn’t be paying and playing by the hour,” says Foreman of their self-styled Studio of the Foot home. Beginning in 2007, the band tracked more than 80 songs and allowed themselves to get lost in the music again and get back to basics. “That’s why we see this album as a new beginning of sorts,” continues Foreman, citing the inspiration that likewise moved bandmate/brother Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keyboards), and Drew Shirley (guitar).

“For us it was a feeling of true freedom.”

“The average work day would begin with us meeting on the beach to do some surfing,” recalls Butler with a smile. “Then we’d head to our studio to write and record. It’s the dream, really.”
Hello Hurricane was recorded by the band and produced by renowned hip hop bassist and producer Mike Elizondo, known for his work with the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Pink, Maroon 5 and Fiona Apple. “I first met Mike through Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) and we had a jam session together in LA,” remembers Foreman. “We felt like old friends right away.” The result is Hello Hurricane, which follows the band’s 2006 studio album Oh! Gravity and last year’s era-ending Columbia Records compilation, The Best Yet.

“It was exciting to work with someone from Mike’s background and to take some different approaches to rock music,” adds Butler. “He definitely helped us push the music in some new directions.”

“Absolutely,” nods Foreman in agreement. “We saw a chance to reinvent ourselves with Mike. Good songs can be played in many different ways and still add up. For me, that meant tearing things apart a little bit and, as a result, Hello Hurricane has some of the most aggressive tones we’ve ever had when it comes to guitar and drums.”

The album’s driving and urgent “Mess of Me” – with its personal declaration of independence, as Foreman passionately announces to the world that “I wanna spend the rest of my life alive!” – powerfully demonstrates the edge behind the new tones. Not content to settle into a single groove, the band moves from the high flying album opener, “Needle and Haystack Life,” to songs like the stirring “Always” and the sweetly soaring “Your Love is a Song,” which – by its very nature – cries out for many waving hands illuminated by a blue cell phone glow.

The anthemic, riff fueled “This is the Sound,” with its utterly timely generational themes, finds Foreman spitting, “This is the sound from the discontented mouths of a haunted nation!” The “Hello Hurricane” title track is even more poignant when it comes to the band’s perspective on themselves and the world around them. “I’m not talking about ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane,’” says Foreman with a wink before turning reflective. “There is a real despair that I see when we travel around the country… and it’s music that people turn to in a time like this. I wanted to reach out to those people with song.”

“For the last decade or so, we’ve been a rock band that really thrives off that interaction with the crowd,” states Butler. “Our motivation for playing music in the first place was a desire to connect with people in a deeper way.” Out of this connection the band’s renowned live show has developed an incredibly loyal following both here in the states and abroad.

Summer ‘09 also found the band proudly hosting the fifth annual Switchfoot Bro-Am, to benefit local chapters of StandUp For Kids, a national volunteer outreach nonprofit founded in San Diego. Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless kids, the Bro-Am is highlighted by a surf contest, charity auction, and festival concert featuring sets by Switchfoot and a host of other area artists. “We’re probably the five most fortunate people on the planet to be able to do what we do everyday,” adds drummer Chad Butler. “The Bro-Am really sums up our connection with San Diego, the surfing and music communities coming together to make a difference.”

Switchfoot got their start in 1996 when the Foreman brothers and Butler came together around a mutual love of surfing and a passion for rock music spurred by such personal Southern California guitar heroes as Rocket from the Crypt, Drive like Jehu, Boilermaker, Three Mile Pilot and Heavy Vegetable. “Growing up in San Diego, my heroes were the bands that had sold maybe 30,000 records,” says the elder Foreman. “I’d never seen U2, so those were the bands that gave me my perspective of what a big rock show was. There was a feeling of camaraderie in San Diego that afforded us the freedom in those early days to try anything – even if it meant failing. I don’t think we’d be the band that we are today if we’d started in LA.”

“The San Diego indie rock scene really spawned a lot of inspiration for us,” adds Butler, who remembers – at age 17 – when he was so desperate to see fIREHOSE play an 18+ show at UCSD that he climbed onto a roof to watch the show through a skylight window. “As a kid I loved going to shows in San Diego. I could not get enough of rock music. The roof of the building was rattling during every song but the best moment was when Mike Watt looked up and pointed me out to the audience!”

The band released their debut album, The Legend of Chin in 1997, followed in 1999 by New Way to be Human, an album that marked the band’s debut on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart (at #31). From the beginning, the band was a road-ready unit, building up an increasingly larger fanbase with each subsequent tour. The year 2000 saw the addition of keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas to the fold and the release of Learning to Breathe, an album that saw Switchfoot taking creative steps forward while earning eventual RIAA gold in the process.
The album spawned a Grammy nod and a spot on the RIAA platinum soundtrack to 2000’s A Walk to Remember, as Jon Foreman received the Les Paul Horizon Award for the Most Promising Up-and-Coming Guitarist. The next year found Switchfoot stepping out with their Columbia Records debut, A Beautiful Letdown, a Top 20 Billboard 200 hit that scored double-platinum success on the strength of a pair of gold certified singles, “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move.” “When we had success with Beautiful Letdown, it felt like we were thrust into waters we never dreamed we’d be in and we had to learn how to swim in,” says a reflective Jon Foreman, shaking his head.

As they navigated these new waters, the band outdid themselves again with the 2005 arrival of their fifth studio album, Nothing is Sound, their first with longtime touring guitarist Drew Shirley. With “Stars,” an RIAA gold certified hit single, the album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 before rolling to RIAA gold itself. Meanwhile, The Early Years: 1997-2000, a 2004 compilation of the band’s first three albums grabbed another RIAA gold award for Switchfoot.
The band’s widely celebrated sixth studio album, Oh! Gravity, arrived in 2006 with production work from acclaimed producer/mixer Tim Palmer (the Cure, Pearl Jam) and executive engineer Steve Lillywhite (U2, the Rolling Stones). Last year’s 18-song The Best Yet collection included the newly released song, “This is Home,” alongside the band’s biggest and best loved tracks. (The song was also featured in Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media’s #1 box office theatrical release, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.) The album’s special Deluxe Edition included a bonus DVD with 14 videos, among them two never-before-seen clips.

Leading up to the recording of Hello Hurricane Jon Foreman branched out and released four EPs and a side project called Fiction Family. The 26 songs on the solo EPs featured acoustic instruments along with guest musicians such as Jeff Coffin, of The Flecktones and Dave Mathews Band, and Karl Denson, of Lenny Kravitz and The Greyboy Allstars. Partnering up with Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek for Fiction Family, their self-titled debut, on the Dave Matthews co-founded ATO Records, features a dozen songs written by Foreman and Watkins and recorded by the duo at home studios around San Diego. The duo performed in dramatic fashion earlier this year at the 2009 Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee.

As for Hello Hurricane, the members of Switchfoot could not be more motivated to bring the new music to their grass roots grown fanbase. “I think it is a landmark record for us,” says Butler, turning serious. “It’s a new chapter in so many aspects of our lives, personally and professionally. I think we’re in the best possible place we’ve been in as a band.”

Want More Switchfoot?

Jason Coldiron’s Interview With Switchfoot’s Chad Butler
Show Review – Roxy (Sold Out Show)
View all of our Switchfoot Photos (Roxy)
News/Tour Dates
Review of Hello Hurricane (Coming Soon)

Chris Brown @ The avalon

October 21, 2009

Chris Brown is set to have an intimate performance at Avalon in Hollywood on November 18, 2009. Tickets for this show go on sale via www.livenation.com on Friday, October 23rd at 12 PM.

In 2008 Chris Brown started to work on an upcoming studio album and stated that he will go in a different musical direction for his new release—currently titled Graffiti —while hoping to emulate fellow American singers Prince and Michael Jackson. He says, “I wanted to change it up and really be different. Like my style nowadays, I don’t try to be typical urban. I want to be like how Prince and Michael [Jackson] and Stevie Wonder were. They can cross over to any genre of music.”

Brown debuted his lead Graffiti single “I Can Transform Ya,” featuring Lil Wayne, on September 29th as a digital download. Brown also confirmed that his next single “Crawl” will soon follow while Graffiti is scheduled for release later this year. To support this release Chris Brown will embark on a fan appreciation tour in intimate venues all over the US.

Only 16 at the time, Chris Brown came from a small town in Virginia called Tappahannock and eventually fell under the spell of hip-hop. Around the time he reached puberty, he discovered his singing voice. Within a couple years, he had a recording contract with Jive and was lined up with several production and songwriting heavyweights (Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dre & Vidal, Sean Garrett, Storch) for his eponymous first album, an immediate Top Ten hit released in November of 2005. Exclusive, featuring the number one pop single “Kiss Kiss,” followed in 2007.

In 2008, Brown was named the top artist by Billboard magazine. Brown has also managed to collaborate with some of the most successful artists of his genre. Brown, alongside The Game, is featured on Nas’ untitled album on “Make the World Go Round”, co-produced by the The Game and Cool & Dre. He is also featured alongside Sean Garrett for Ludacris’ single “What Them Girls Like” off Ludacris’ album, Theater of the Mind. He was also featured on T-Pain’s third single “Freeze” off T-Pain’s new album Thr33 Ringz.

The Pixies On Tour

October 8, 2009

Due to overwhelming demand, the Pixies have added a third and final night at The Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 6, 2009. Tickets for the third night go on sale this Saturday, September 26 at 10:00AM exclusively online at www.livenation.com

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1989 album Doolittle, the band – Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering – will kick off the very special U.S. “Doolittle Tour” at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on November 4, 5 and 6.

On this tour, the Pixies will perform all of the songs from Doolittle and its related B-sides, “Weird at My School, “Dancing the Manta Ray,” and “Bailey’s Walk” among them. Doolittle, the band’s third album and the first to chart on Billboard’s album charts, includes classics such as “Debaser,” “Wave of Mutilation,” “Here Comes Your Man,” “Hey,” and “Gouge Away.”

“We wanted to do something special for Doolittle’s 20th anniversary, said Black Francis, “and we thought this was a good opportunity to play all of the songs from that album, something we don’t normally do at a regular gig.”

The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late ’80s alt/rock movement. Their five studio releases and six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead, and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom. They disbanded in 1993 and launched their reunion tour in April 2004 when virtually every, single date sold out within minutes and fans traveled hundreds of miles to attend a show. In post-Pixies years, Black Francis has enjoyed a successful solo career as Frank Black, Kim Deal went on to form the Platinum-selling band the Breeders, Joey Santiago started the band The Martinis and has carved a career as a music composer for film and TV, and David Lovering performs as a magician and continues to drum. The U.S. “Doolittle Tour” will be the band’s first American trek since 2005.

The “Doolittle Tour” will coincide with the release of the ultimate Pixies Collector’s Set, Minotaur, which ships to purchasers in early October and will hit stores around the same time. To find out more about Minotaur and to place an order, log onto http://www.ainr.com

Dates for the Pixies “Doolittle Tour” are as follows:

NOVEMBER DATES:
4 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
5 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
6 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
8 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
9 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
10 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
12 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
13 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
14 Hult Center, Eugene, OR
16 The Fillmore, Denver, CO
20 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
21 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
23 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
24 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
25 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
27 Wang Center, Boston, MA
30 Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

Chevelle Adds Additional US Tour Dates

September 30, 2009

Multi-platinum, Epic Records recording artists Chevelle, had its new album “Sci-Fi Crimes” debut at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and at #3 on the digital albums chart. Their previous best chart entry was 2004’s “This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In),” which entered at #8.

The band’s first single from their new album “Jars” is a top ten smash at modern rock radio.

Chevelle continues a national headlining tour in support of the album’s release.

Sci-Fi Crimes is the follow up 2007’s smash album “Vena Sera.” The Chicago-based trio spent seven weeks co-producing Sci-Fi Crimes with Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones) in Nashville, Tennessee.


Formed in 1995, the Chicago-based band has remained a staple in the rock scene with six Top 5 Modern Rock hits under their belt, including the #1 songs “Send the Pain Below” and “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” as well as fan favorites, “The Red” and “The Clincher.” The band is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass).


CHEVELLE – SCI-FI CRIMES TOUR DATES:
Friday, September 25 Charlotte, NC / Amos’ Southend
Sunday, September 27 North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
Wednesday, September 30 Richmond, VA / The National
Saturday, October 3 Mobile, AL / Bayfest Downtown
Tuesday, October 6 Omaha, NE / Sokol Auditorium
Wednesday, October 7 West Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom
Friday, October 9 Maplewood, MN / The Rock
Saturday, October 10 Milwaukee, WI / The Rave
Thursday, October 22 San Antonio, TX / AT&T Center
Friday, October 23 Grand Prairie, TX / Nokia Theatre
Saturday, October 24 Houston, TX / KTBZ “Buzzfest”
Monday, October 26 El Paso, TX / Club 101
Tuesday, October 27 Tempe, AZ / The Marquee
Thursday, October 29 Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues
Friday, October 30 Anaheim, CA / House of Blues
Saturday, October 31 Los Angeles, CA / Club Nokia
Monday, November 2 San Francisco, CA / The Regency Center – Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, November 4 Magna, UT / The Great Saltair
Thursday, November 5 Denver, CO / The Fillmore Auditorium
Saturday, November 7 Oklahoma City, OK / Diamond Ballroom
Sunday, November 8 Wichita, KS / Cotillion Ballroom
Tuesday, November 10 Sioux Falls, SD / Ramkota Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, November 11 Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theatre
Thursday, November 12 Springfield, MO / Shrine Mosque

For more info, check out Chevelleinc.com

WEEZER @ The Hollywood Palladium

September 29, 2009

WEEZER w/ Special Guest will play a special, intimate hometown show at The Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, October 24th, 2009. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 3rd at 10 AM exclusively on livenation.com. This show is in support of their upcoming album Raditude scheduled for release in November. The first single “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” was released in August and is available now.

Weezer was founded in Los Angeles in 1992 and began writing music and playing local clubs. After 16 months together, playing shows and recording demos in Los Angeles, DGC records (Geffen) signed Weezer and released their self-titled debut album in 1994 which was a hit from the start. They released three singles from Weezer: “Undone – The Sweater Song”, “Buddy Holly”, and “Say It Ain’t So”. “Buddy Holly” won several MTV awards that year, and Weezer eventually went double-platinum.

In 1996, Weezer’s much-awaited second lp, entitled Pinkerton, was released. it is quite the opposite of Weezer; the guitars are more gruff, the lyrics have a deeper meaning, and the band’s talent and style has matured considerably. Weezer released three songs from Pinkerton: “El corcho”, “The Good Life”, and “Pink Triangle”. Pinkerton went gold in record sales and has been a steady seller since.

Fast forward to spring 2000. After a long break they returned, playing unannounced shows under secret names, booked dates on that summer’s Warped Tour, and subsequently a nationwide club tour. Much to the band’s surprise the dates sold out instantly. Juiced by an overwhelming fan response and a wealth of new material, Weezer was back. Following another sold-out tour in the fall the band continued writing and practicing new material in Los Angeles into 2001. A Christmas song e.p. was distributed to fans and radio stations and shortly before the new year Weezer began recording their 3rd effort, dubbed “The Green Album” in Los Angeles, again with producer Ric Ocasek. With the album finished the band got back on the road for much of the rest of 2001. The band continued their relentless touring throughout the year, finally pausing to record their 4th album, 2002’s Maladroit, which went to #3. In 2005 Weezer returned with their fifth full-length album, Make Believe, hitting #2 on The Billboard 200. Weezer (Red Album) followed in 2008 reaching #4 on The Billboard 200.

SATURDAY –OCTOBER 24th, 2009

ON SALE SATURDAY- OCTOBER 3rd AT 10 AM
TICKETS FOR SHOWS AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM ARE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ONLINE 
AT WWW.LIVENATION.COM


Get Tickets at LiveNation.com or by phone at (877) 598-6671.

Dashboard Confessional W/ New Found Glory, Never Shout Never

September 20, 2009

Boca Raton, Florida’s Dashboard Confessional, which also includes bassist Scott Schoenbeck, guitarist John Lefler, and drummer Mike Marsh, will preview songs from their new album Alter The Ending on its fall nationwide tour.

After select college shows in September and October, the trek begins in earnest in November and will criss-cross the U.S. making a stop at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 15th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 17th at 1 PM exclusively online at www.livenation.com. Joining the bill will be New Found Glory, Never Shout Never plus a special guest.

Dashboard Confessional, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, will release its sixth studio album, entitled Alter The Ending, on November 10th, 2009, on Vagrant/DGC/Interscope. Recorded in New York City, Alter The Ending was produced by Butch Walker, noted for his work with Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Pink, and co-produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne). The first single from the album will be “Belle of the Boulevard.”

Alter The Ending is the official follow-up to 2006’s gold Dusk and Summer. Dashboard Confessional’s other studio releases include two additional gold albums: 2001’s The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most and 2003’s A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. Carrabba also released an acoustic album, The Shade of Poison Trees, on Vagrant Records in September 2007. Dashboard Confessional has also contributed a song called “Finishing School” to the motion picture soundtrack for the upcoming dark comedy Jennifer’s Body, starring Megan Fox.
Joining the bill is Florida’s punk, pop band New Found Glory whose albums Sticks and Stones (2002) hit #4 on The Bilboard 200 and Catalyst (2004) reached #3 on The Billboard 200. Their new album Not Without A Fight went to #1 on the Top Independent Albums chart and #12 on The Billboard 200.

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 17th AT 1 PM

Live Nation Introduces Club Passport

September 17, 2009

INTRODUCING THE LIVE NATION CLUB PASSPORT

See Unlimited Club Shows for Remainder of 2009 for Just $49.99, All-In, No Fees, Limited Time Offer – Passport Includes Select Shows for Artists such as Andrew Bird, The Mars Volta, Dragonforce, All Time Low, Common, Pitbull, Trey Songz, Psychedelic Furs, and many others

Full List of Participating Artists and Venues Now Available on LiveNation.com

For a limited time only, concert fans can buy The Live Nation Club Passport for $49.99, All-In and No Fees, and see every show at Live Nation clubs in their city for the rest of the year, subject to availability. If you’re a Live Nation Club Passport holder, and the show’s not sold-out, you’re in! The Live Nation Club Passport is available only at http://www.livenation.com.

Here’s how it works. Beginning today concert fans go to LiveNation.com and purchase a Club Passport. A list of participating shows will be immediately available. Every Monday thereafter, Passport holders log on to LiveNation.com/Passport or follow LiveNation on Facebook or Twitter to see the list of participating club shows in their city and to reserve their ticket. From here, Club Passport holders just bring their Live Nation Club Passport number and photo I.D. to the club’s box office and get right in, no extra charges, no hassles.

“This summer we helped concert fans save more than $14 million on nearly 800,000 tickets to shows in our amphitheaters through our weekly ‘No Service Fee’ offers,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “Since then, I’ve heard from fans and artists alike saying they’d like us to make it just as easy and affordable to discover new artists in our clubs. With The Live Nation Club Passport we’re doing just that, helping fans discover up-and-coming artists, and helping those bands build new audiences.”

The Live Nation Club Passport is valid for participating shows at the following venues:

VENUE CITY
Avalon Los Angeles, CA
Bogart’s Cincinatti, OH
Egyptian Room at the Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
The Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL
The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza New York, NY
The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, CA
House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA
House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL
House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH
House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
House of Blues Sunset Strip West Hollywood, CA
House of Blues Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC
House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
House of Blues Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

Participating shows and venues. Based on availability. Parking not included. Cannot be combined with other offers. The Live Nation Club Passport is good for one person only and does not guarantee entry. Visit LiveNation.com for complete program details.