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STYX AND FOREIGNER, WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JOHN WAITE, ANNOUNCE THE “RENEGADES & JUKE BOX HEROES” TOUR
Ten years is a long enough wait for two powerhouse and legendary classic rockers to hit the road together again! Styx and Foreigner (who continue with the next leg of their two-year Farewell Tour) team up this summer for the Renegades & Juke Box Heroes co-headlining trek, produced by Live Nation. Legendary British rocker, John Waite, will bring his number one songs, Missing You and When I See You Smile to the party, rounding out a great night of hits.
Foreigner and Styx are ready to rocket across North America starting June 11th, 2024 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Van Andel Arena. Nothing sounds more like summer than collective feel-good anthems such as Come Sail Away, Feels Like The First Time, Renegade, Juke Box Hero, Mr. Roboto, and I Want To Know What Love Is.
General tickets for various cities will go on sale starting December 8th at 10am local time on LiveNation.com. Styx and Foreigner will be offering VIP packages via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning December 5th at 10am local time at Foreigneronline.com and StyxWorld.com. Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, limited on stage seating for Foreigner, backstage tour, Q&A session and photo op with the band (socially distanced), exclusive merchandise & more. For more information, visit vipnation.com.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the U.S. Renegades & Juke Box Heroes tour dates. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning December 4th at 10am local time until December 7th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.
Styx founding guitarist James “JY” Young exclaims, “We’re very excited to be sharing the concert stage with FOREIGNER and John Waite in the summer of 2024. We have previously toured with Foreigner and the result was both bands kicked ass and had a great time doing it. Looking forward to seeing everybody this summer,”
Says Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist, Mick Jones, “I am very much looking forward to the band being back on the road with our old friends, Styx. Our Soundtrack Of Summer tour ten years ago was a blockbuster, and our tour album was a Billboard chart success. It’ll be a great time had by all. As an added bonus, John Waite will accompany us on the journey, adding his #1 hits to a special night of Classic Rock.”
“As we continue on with our farewell tour, I have been very moved by the support and reaction of all of our fans. To perform these next shows with our friends Styx and John Waite makes it even better. I am so looking forward to spending many beautiful summer nights all around the country, full of great Classic Rock, music, and great friends,” added Foreigner lead singer, Kelly Hansen.
And as John Waite declares, “Looking forward to blazing across the USA with my band this summer. All the hits in all the cities. It will be major. A great night. Don’t miss it – be there.”
Renegades & Juke Box Heroes tour dates:
11 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
14 Toronto, ONT, Budweiser Stage
15 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
18 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – STL
19 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
21 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
22 Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 Denver, CO Ball Arena
26 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
28 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
29 Concord, CA Toyota Pavilion at Concord
30 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater
12 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
13 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
15 Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
17 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
19 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
20 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
26 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
28 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
30 Saratoga Springs, NY Broadview Stage at SPAC
31 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake
2 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
3 Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheater
4 Gilford, NH BankNH Pavilion
16 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
17 Huntsville, AL Orion Amphitheater
20 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VB
21 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
23 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
24 Tinley Park, IL Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
26 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Omaha
28 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Get ready to kick off the New Year in true style at Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs with Mötley Crüe, the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends who have defined the genre for decades. The multi-platinum band is set to headline Crüe Year’s Eve, an unforgettable one-night-only New Year’s Eve concert of rock and revelry at Acrisure Arena to ring in 2024. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and the show will start at 10:00 p.m. with Mötley Crüe on stage through midnight to kick off the New Year with fans. Crüe Years Eve at Acrisure Arena stands as the sole date on the band’s schedule, making it an exclusive and not-to-be-missed experience for fans to see the band live in concert.
Tickets go on sale December 8th, at 10:00 a.m. local at Ticketmaster.com, the official ticketing provider of Acrisure Arena. Fans are encouraged to secure their seats early, as this exclusive New Year’s Eve concert is expected to sell out quickly.
Known for their high-energy performances and chart-topping hits including anthems like Kickstart My Heart, Dr. Feelgood and Girls, Girls, Girls, Crüe Years Eve at Acrisure Arena marks a rare and exclusive opportunity for fans to witness Mötley Crüe live in action as they bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new. The intimate atmosphere of Acrisure Arena, which celebrates its first anniversary this month, will provide the perfect setting for this momentous occasion.
John Page, senior vice president of Acrisure Arena, expressed excitement about hosting the iconic band on New Year’s Eve, stating, “We wanted to make Crüe Year’s Eve at Acrisure Arena a unique celebration for fans. It’s not just a concert; it’s a special event to close out the year with the Mötley Crüe experience. The energy and showmanship they bring are unparalleled, and there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with this legendary band. Acrisure Arena is honored to be the exclusive host for Mötley Crüe’s only scheduled performance and final show of 2023.”
In addition to the electrifying performance by Mötley Crüe, concertgoers can expect an immersive experience with special effects, pyrotechnics, and all the theatrical elements that have made Mötley Crüe concerts legendary.
America’s hottest music festival destination finally has the world-class arena it deserves. Opened December 14th, 2022, the Acrisure Arena provides the greater Palm Springs area of Southern California with a premiere 11,000-capacity venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for hockey and concerts, the new arena provides top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all of the benefits of a modern music and sports venue. In addition, the facility will serve as the new home of the American Hockey League affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, the Coachella Valley Firebirds.
KISS LIGHTS UP THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, WHILE FORMER GUITARIST, ACE FREHLEY, QUESTIONS THEIR RETIREMENT
In advance of KISS‘s final live shows at Madison Square Garden on December 1st and December 2nd, several exciting activations are taking place throughout New York City, including a music-to-light show on the world-famous Empire State Building yesterday (November 30th).
For KISS, celebrating alongside the historic Empire State Building ahead of their final two shows is fitting as they took one of their most iconic photos on the building’s 86th floor observation deck almost 50 years ago. Since then, it has become one of the ways KISS has portrayed the band’s deep legacy and history with New York City.
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons gave their recollections of the 1976 photo shoot to KISS’s official web site.
“It’s pretty awesome to be up there,” Stanley said. “We climbed the ladder in those boots. It was a pretty interesting time.”
Added Simmons, “We were nuts. We would do anything you could imagine. Let’s go on top of the Empire State Building and hang over the side for a photo. That’ll look cool. Let’s go.”
In related KISS news, original guitarist Ace Frehley, told our very own Eddie Trunk on his Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, he doesn’t believe the band is retiring from touring.
He said (via blabbermouth.net), “Well, to be honest, I don’t really believe they’re ending their touring career. How many times have they said they were gonna retire? How many times have half a dozen groups said they were gonna retire and still come back? Personally, I don’t know what their plans are.”
When asked if has any emotions about the band coming to an end as a touring entity, the guitarist said, “Not at all. I’m so happy I’m not involved…It’s probably better they retire, and hopefully I won’t have to listen to them put me down anymore.”
When pressed to clarify that he won’t be making a special guest appearance at the Madison Square Garden shows, he said, “Look, if Gene [Simmons, KISS bassist/vocalist] calls me up and offers me a million dollars to come up and play a couple of songs, obviously I’ll show up. But, I really doubt that’s gonna happen because pretty much Paul [Stanley, KISSguitarist/vocalist] runs the band and he’s already made a statement that if me and Peter [Criss, original KISS drummer] got up on the stage, we would mar their performance — ironically.”
KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frehley will release his new solo album, 10,000 Volts, on February 23rd, 2024. He released the title track, as the first single, on November 28th, and it can be heard here.
Ugly Kid Joe will support Scorpions at their 2024 Las Vegas residency. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Scorpions – Love At First Sting Las Vegas begins April 11th, 2024 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane said: “[Ugly Kid Joe guitarist] Klaus[Eichstadt] and I grew up on the Scorpions. Lovedrive, Blackout, Animal Magnetism and, of course, Love At First Sting. We are beyond stoked to be joining them for their Las Vegas residency in April! See you in the CITY OF SIN!!!!!!”
The dates are as follows:
April 2024: 11, 13, 18, 20, 24, 26 and 28
May 2024: 1 and 3
This past spring, Ugly Kid Joe completed its first U.S. tour in 27 years. The tour was in support of its latest studio album, Rad Wings Of Destiny, which came out in October 2022.
Speaking to France’s Loud TV about the Rad Wings Of Destiny album title, Crane said, “I love Judas Priest. Ugly Kid Joe has a penchant for poking a little humor into the universe — the universe needs a little humor — and also giving respect to things that we love. So we love Judas Priest. We’re from California. We say ‘rad’ all day long. So ‘Rad Wings Of Destiny’.”
SCOTT STAPP REVEALS NEW ROCK ANTHEM, “BLACK BUTTERFLY,” UPCOMING ALBUM, “HIGHER POWER,” OUT MARCH 15TH
Grammy winning, platinum-certified solo artist, and the voice of Creed, Scott Sapp, has released Black Butterfly, the third single from his upcoming solo album, Higher Power. The album will be available everywhere on March 15th through Napalm Records and can be pre-ordered now here.
Transcending defeats to emerge reborn, Black Butterfly is a grooving stunner with undeniable swagger that chronicles transformative growth. Over the track’s unshakable chorus, charging riffs and soaring leads, Stapp flaunts hauntingly beautiful vocals in a motivational plea to push through the process of personal metamorphosis.
Stapp says, “Growth is a challenging process. I often write aspirational lyrics about getting to that ‘next level’ – knowing what you’re capable of and rejecting the idea that you’re defined by your mistakes. Overcoming difficulty can lead to increased self-awareness and, in time, wisdom that can lead to helping others going through similar situations.”
Thus far, Stapp has revealed his current radio single and hard-hitting title track, Higher Power (listen here), as well as mid-tempo anthem What I Deserve (listen here), which features the blistering yet delicate guitar work of Yiannis Papadopoulos. When Higher Power debuted in August, Loudwire predicted that Stapp is “primed for a big decade, sounding just as powerful as he did at half his age with a sense of newfound heaviness resting beneath his iconic voice.” In early October, the release of What I Deserve arrived as Guitar World touted its “blistering Whammy’d runs and some furious alternate-picked chromatic flourishes that herald the arrival of Stapp’s heaviest solo material yet.”
Traversing themes of loss, frustration, betrayal and near defeat, Stapp’s fourth solo album will feature stand-out performances by hard rock queen Dorothy on a deeply raw duet, while Papadopoulos’ guitar leads and solos are such invaluable contributions that he is credited as a featured artist on three tracks. There is also a co-writing appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and musician Steve McEwan on Higher Power, which was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Scott Stevens.
Higher Power follows 2019’s The Space Between the Shadows, which debuted at #3 on the US Current Rock Albums chart, the US Current Hard Music Albums chart, and the UK Official Rock and Metal Chart, among countless other top chart positions.
Higher Power track listing:
1. Higher Power
2. Deadman’s Trigger
3. When Love Is Not Enough
4. What I Deserve (feat. Yiannis Papadopoulos)
5. If These Walls Could Talk (feat. Dorothy)
6. Black Butterfly
7. Quicksand (feat. Yiannis Papadopoulos)
8. You’re Not Alone
9. Dancing in the Rain (feat. Yiannis Papadopoulos)
10. Weight of the World
Higher Power will be available in the following formats:
-Solid Viola Gatefold Vinyl LP
-Black/Red Splatter Gatefold LP – Die Hard Edition w/ Slipmat & Record Butler (Napalm Mail Order Only, Limited to 300)
Pre-Order Higher Power, here.
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