Alan Parsons Releases New Studio Album The Secret on 26th April

First Single, “Miracle” featuring Jason Mraz Out Now

Grammy Award Winning legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, “The Secret” on April 26, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the first song from the album, entitled “Miracle”, featuring Jason Mraz on vocals, has been made available. Listen to the track HERE: https://youtu.be/pjMaIiSaNWM  

Of the collaboration with Mraz, Alan says, “I met Jason two years ago through a neighbour who grows coffee on his ranch. Jason wanted to grow coffee himself and our neighbour, Jay was kind enough to introduce us since we had mutual musical interests. For ‘Miracle’, Jason recorded his vocals in Dallas while I listened in Santa Barbara and we sent files back and forth, resulting in this song. Thus proving that you don’t necessarily have to be in the same studio with someone to create music. This was also the case with Lou Gramm on the track “Sometimes”, which he sang in New York.

Mraz adds, “‘Eye In The Sky’ is a song I have a very early memory of, strapped in the backseat of my mom’s green Fiat, 1982. Alan Parsons is on the radio and I’m singing along, harmonizing. That sound of rich harmony over magical words would stick with me for my whole life and ultimately become what my own career is about, trying to solve universal quandaries through song craft.” When Mraz heard “Miracle”, he said, “I loved it. It sounded like a song right off of ‘Eye In The Sky’. As if no time had passed, proving time might just be a construct after all”. Woking with Alan was “[m]agic. Alan is very kind, very creative, and very authentic,” concludes Mraz.

Pre-order “The Secret” in multiple formats and stream “Miracle” HERE: http://radi.al/AlanParsonsTheSecret

UK fans can pre-order signed copies, limited edition blue vinyl, & more HERE: http://alanparsons.tmstor.es/

Available on CD, CD + DVD Audio Deluxe Edition (DVD includes Stereo Hi Definition Mix and 5.1 Surround Audio Mix), LP (Standard & Color), limited edition Box Set, and Digital. Box Set includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 180g Gatefold Vinyl, the rare “LiveSpan” 2CD set, exclusive T-shirt (size: XL for US retailers, L for all European retailers), Poster, Numbered Lithograph (album cover).

Alan’s longtime hobby has been performing magic and this brand new album showcases his own passion for the craft, hence the title “The Secret.” The album sees a return to the pop rock sound with symphonic and progressive rock interludes which the Alan Parsons Project was known for.

“Magic has always been a passion of mine, I am a member of The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. I’ve also worked with the Japanese magic company Tenyo, writing instruction books and catalogues for their tricks. I dabble with magic myself in my free time, so an album with magical influences was a natural progression”.

Alan’s history in the music business one is a storied and unique one. He was fortunate enough to work as assistant engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles and after he became a fully-fledged recording engineer, he went on to work with Paul McCartney and The Hollies, among many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd’s classic “The Dark Side Of The Moon” that really got him the world’s attention. That soon led to striking successes as a producer, notably with Pilot’s “Magic”, John Miles’ “Highfly” and “Music”, and Steve Harley’s “Make Me Smile”. He also produced the hugely successful “Year Of The Cat” album with Al Stewart and two albums with American prog rock band Ambrosia.

In 1975 he met Eric Woolfson who not only became his manager, but joined forces with Alan as a songwriting and performing partner for what became known as The Alan Parsons Project. The APP’s debut album, “Tales Of Mystery And Imagination” based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe paved the way for signing to Clive Davis’ newly launched Arista label and a string of hit albums, namely, “I Robot” (1977), “Pyramid” (1978), “The Turn of a Friendly Card” (1980), “Eye in the Sky” (1982), “Ammonia Avenue” (1984), “Vulture Culture” (1985), “Stereotomy” (1986), and “Gaudi” (1987).

With his long-standing previous APP collaborators, guitarist Ian Bairnson, drummer Stuart Elliott and orchestral arranger Andrew Powell, Alan dropped the “Project” identity for Alan Parsons’ “Try Anything Once” in 1994. The partnership continued for “On Air” in 1996 and “The Time Machine” in 1999. During this time, the first incarnation of “Alan Parsons Live Project” toured extensively all over the globe. Following Alan’s relocation to California in 1999, a brand new Live Project band was formed in 2003. Another band reshuffle happened in 2010. The current live band consists of Alan on acoustic guitar, keyboards and vocals, P.J. Olsson on vocals, Tom Brooks on keyboards, Guy Erez on bass, Jeff Kollman on guitar and vocals, Danny Thompson on drums, Todd Cooper on sax, percussion and vocals, Dan Tracey on guitar and vocals.

Parsons’ last album “A Valid Path”, a unique foray into the world of electronica, was released in 2004.

The Secret -Tracklist:

1. THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (instrumental)*

2. MIRACLE (lead vocal: Jason Mraz)

3. AS LIGHTS FALL (lead vocal: Alan Parsons)

4. ONE NOTE SYMPHONY (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)

5. SOMETIMES (lead vocal: Lou Gramm)

6. SOIRÉE FANTASTIQUE (lead vocal: Todd Cooper, Alan Parsons)

7. FLY TO ME (lead vocal: Mark Mikel)

8. REQUIEM (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)

9. BEYOND THE YEARS OF GLORY (lead vocal: PJ Olsson)§

10. THE LIMELIGHT FADES AWAY (lead vocal: Jordan Huffman)

11. I CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE (lead vocal: Jared Mahone)§ featured in Motion Picture “5-25-77”

Guitars: Steve Hackett (on *), Jeff Kollmann, Dan Tracey, Tony Rosacci, Ian Bairnson (solo on §), Alan Parsons

Synth, Keyboards: Andy Ellis, Tom Brooks, Dan Tracey, Alan Parsons

Piano: Pat Caddick, Angelo Pizzaro

Bass: Nathan East (on *), Guy Erez, Jeff Peterson

Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta (on *), Danny Thompson, Carl Sorensen

Sax: Todd Cooper

Cello: Michael Fitzpatrick

ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS Tom Brooks / STRINGS CONDUCTED BY Alan Parsons except on * Tom Brooks

ORCHESTRA The CMG Music Recording Orchestra of Hollywood

PERCUSSION Alan Parsons

UKULELE Jake Shimabukuro

TROMBONES Oscar Utterström

TRUMPETS Vinnie Ciesielski

Alan Parsons Live:

02/26/19 Quebec City, QC Grand Theatre De Quebec

02/27/19 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre

03/01/19 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall

03/02/19 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods resort Casino

03/03/19 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre

04/04/19 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre

04/06/19 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre

04/07/19 Jackson, CA Jackson Rancheria Casino

04/09/10 Boise, ID Egyptian Theater

04/10/19 Portland, OR Revolution Hall

04/12/19 Bow, WA Skagit Casino Resort

04/13/19 Bow, WA Skagit Casino Resort

04/15/19 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Event Centre

04/16/19 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre

–> 04/27/19 Milan, Italy Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival <–

04/28/19 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Pratteln

04/30/19 Amsterdam, AQ Paradiso

05/01/19 Nijmegen, AQ De Vereening

05/02/19 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique

05/04/19 De Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands

05/05/19 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands

06/03/19 Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Israel

06/04/19 Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Israel

06/10/19 Crocus City Hall Moscow, RU

06/14/19 Oldenburg, DE Weser-Ems-Halle

06/15/19 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee

06/16/19 Hamburg, DE Stadtpark

06/18/19 Munster, DE Halle Munsterland

06/19/19 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle

06/21/19 Frankfurt am Main, DE Jahrhunderthalle

06/22/19 Berlin, DE Admiralpalast

06/24/19 Munchen, DE Circus Krone

For More Info Visit:

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https://www.instagram.com/alanparsonsmusic/

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Ramblin’ Man Fair Announce New Wave of Artists to Festival

Spirit Of Rock Presents
Ramblin’ Man Fair
Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK
19th, 20th& 21stJuly 2019

 
RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR SUPPORT AND SHOWCASE THE NEW WAVE OF UK AND INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC ROCK
 
FURTHER LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT
 

 KRIS BARRAS / ALLMAN BETTS BAND 

THE LAZYS, AUSTIN GOLD, VOLA, SCARDUST, WILLE & THE BANDITS, ELLES BAILEY, CHANTEL MCGREGOR AND JOYOUS WOLF

2018 Critical Praise
“Great line-up, good vibes, green space… Ramblin’ Man Fair is a classic rock lover’s happy place.” – Classic Rock Magazine
 
 “Ramblin’ Man Fair Transforms Mote Park each year into its own raunchy turn off Route 66”  – Planet Rock Magazine
 
“The highlight of the rock music calendar that sees the best genres of music come together in perfect ‘southern harmony’.” – Powerplay Magazine
 
 “As always, the Prog stage at Ramblin’ Man played host to a varied and compelling line-up, from the impossibly glamorous Goldray to explosive Finnish maestros the Von Hertzen Brothers. Topping it all was the legendary Fish, lots of songs from Clutching At Straws, and not a dry eye in the house. And, unlike some festivals, there were no queues at the bar.” – Prog Magazine
 
“A laid-back and most enjoyable rock festival.” – Record Collector Magazine 
 
“Long live Ramblin’ Man Fair” – Johnnie Walker BBC Radio 2 Rock Show

Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful fourth year in 2018, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2019! This year the festival will move back its traditional end of July slot on the 19th, 20thand 21stJuly. 

The new talent keeps coming thick ‘n’ fast at Ramblin Man Fair 2019. The festival is very pleased to showcase and support the new wave of UK and international classic rock – an organic, and multi genre scene that is very much alive and kicking and producing some stunning acts. Former Rising stage star Kris Barras will make his Main Stage debut along with The Lazys on Friday night. A rare and very special treat for all fans of American classic rock as the Allman Betts Bandmake a welcome return to the UK to join us on the Outlaw stage. Also on Outlaw, alongside the previously announced Robert Jon & The Wreck and Minesotta’s Plott Hounds, will be the fast rising Wille & The Bandits plus Black Stone Cherry favourites, and the soon to be huge, Otis. Over on Prog stage the discoveries continue as you prepare to be transported to different worlds by the unique sounds of the sublime VOLA & the festival debut of the theatrical Scardust. As Sunday rolls around we start the day with Planet Rock Radio approved rockers Austin Gold who open up the main stage plus the magnificent Joyous Wolf (on Grooverider) and the supremely talented Elles Bailey and Chantel MacGregor tear up the Blues stage.
 
As part of the festivals further commitment to new developing acts Ramblin’ Man Fair will again see a Rising Stage in 2019 – lineup to be announced…
 
The cream of new acts join those already announced bands including Rock legends FOREIGNER (Sunday’s Planet Rock Main Stage Headliner), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Saturday’s Planet Rock Main Stage Headliner), American blues singer/songwriter BETH HART (Blues Stage Headliner)Prog in the Park HeadlinerANATHEMA, THE DARKNESS (Friday Planet Rock Main Stage Headliner), THE WILDHEARTS (Friday Main Stage Special Guest), LIVING COLOUR(Main Stage), KOYO (Prog in the Park Stage), ORANGE GOBLIN(Grooverider Stage), CROBOT(Grooverider Stage), OBSESSED (Grooverider Stage), ROBERT JON AND THE WRECK (Outlaw Stage) and CHRIS ROBINSON BORTHERHOOD as well asmore prog acts including Swedish act Pain of Salvation and polish prog giants Riverside.
 

2019 Line Up so far……..
Planet Rock Main Stage

FOREIGNER (Headliner Sunday)
BLACK STONE CHERRY (Headliner Saturday)
THE DARKNESS (Headliner Friday)
THE WILDHEARTS (Special Guest Friday)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Living Colour 
Kris Barras
The Lazys
Austin Gold
 
Blues Stage

BETH HART (Headliner)
Ritchie Kotzen
Elles Bailey
Chantel McGregor
 
Prog in the Park Stage

ANATHEMA (Headliner)
Pain of Salvation
Riverside 
Koyo
VOLA
Scardust
 
Outlaw Stage

Robert Jon and The Wreck
Allman Betts Band
Wille & The Bandits

Grooverider Stage
Orange Goblin
Crobot
Obsessed
Joyous Wolf

Ramblin’ Man Fair is the must-see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar. 
 
The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int’l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe. 

Ramblin’ Man Fair will take place on 19th, 20thand 21stJuly.

Tickets are available at the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ramblin-man-fair-2019-tickets-47828900529
 
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NOCTURNALIA new lyric video

NOCTURNALIA premier “Beyond The White” lyric video

New album ’III: Winter‘ set for release in Autumn 2019

“There‘s an emotional undercurrent in Nocturnalia‘s sound
that I find impossible to resist.”
– Doomed & Stoned

Today Nocturnalia releses their new single ‘Beyond The White’. Its the first new music from the band since their ‘Above Below Within’ album got released in 2015. The new single is taken from the upcoming third album called ‘III: Winter’. The album is set for release during the autumn of 2019 on The Sign Records.

Since the bands last album ‘Above Below Within’ was released in 2015, members have played and released music with bands as Night, Year of the Goat, Forndom and Oblivious. Expect atmospheric and grand classic rock that highlights melodies, space and impressions.

Nocturnalia have recorded their new album at with Tommy Tift (True Moon, Vånna Inget) at The End Studio. Mixed by Kristian Karsson (pg.Lost, Cult of Luna) and mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna).

Check out the lyric video at Doomed & Stoned:
Read It Here: https://doomedandstoned.com/post/182297404838/nocturnalia

Nocturnalia Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/nocturnaliaswe/

Nocturnalia Spotify:
https://spoti.fi/2RFuXwb

The Sign Records Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thesignrecords/

The Sign Records Homepage:
http://www.thesignrecords.com

Mother Feather release “Man, I Wish You Were Here” video

New York City‘s Mother Feather are kicking off 2019 with brand new video for “Man, I Wish You Were Here.” The video originally debuted at the Triskelion Arts Dance Film Festival in November of 2018. Watch the video and listen to more cuts from Constellation Baby out on Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records. Watch it now here: blacklightmediarecords.com/motherfeather

Vocalist Ann Courtney elaborates on the concept behind the video and what makes it special: “I am a huge fan of artist Lia Bonfilio’s short-format dance films, and watching them on Instagram while listening to mixes for ‘Man, I Wish You Were Here’ gave me the idea to enlist her to create a music video for the song. Her visceral choreography and magic realism she often employs in her editing, along with the recurring theme of a woman in isolation, deeply resonated with my connection to this song. With Bonfilio cast as a sort of avatar, we were excited about another opportunity to ask the question, ‘Who is Mother Feather?'”

Constellation Baby was released on Blacklight Media Records / Metal Blade Records on November 2, 2018.

“Constellation Baby is a bold, rock ’n‘ roll statement.  The band tempers their fun anthems with doses of soul searching, broadening their sound in the best possible way. It offers up music for the party and for the comedown afterwards. What more could you ask for in a record?” New Noise Magazine


Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

CARNAL FORGE Reforged lyric video

New album out on January 25, 2019

Swedish thrash metal veterans CARNAL FORGE release a new lyric video for the song “Reforged”.

This is the second song out from the bands up-coming monster album “Gun To Mouth Salvation”, that is set for release on January 25, 2019, via ViciSolum Productions.

“Gun To Mouth Salvation” is Carnal Forge´s first album since 2007´s release “Testify for My Victims”.

Check out the video “Reforged”
https://youtu.be/lHz3IKlYHUM

And the “Bound In Flames” trailer
https://youtu.be/tJWi6mmIxWM

Check out the video “Parasites”
https://youtu.be/ZKihRpIUFww

http://www.carnalforge.se
https://www.facebook.com/carnalforge/

Collateral announce Show At Camden’s Black Heart on Feb 7

COLLATERAL ANNOUNCE CONCERT AT CAMDEN’S BLACK HEART
ON THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Collateral are thrilled to announce their first show at Camden’s Black Heart in London on Thursday 7th February 2019. The concert will see the band showcase their incredible talent. Tickets are on sale 10am from www.alttickets.com/collateral-tickets and are priced at £10.

What sets Collateral apart from the rest of the new bands is their combination of electric and acoustic guitar set against a big drum sound and throbbing bass guitar. They are loud, rockin’ and melodic. You can’t take your eyes off them.

Ever since Collateral burst on to the music scene earlier this year,they have attracted attention from venues, festivals, press, and of course, rock music lovers everywhere. Collateral fit neatly into the current NWOCR with their ‘Rock Anthems’ reminiscent of early Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Little Angels, Thunder, Skid Row and Tyketto.

The band’s debut EP ‘4 Shots!’ was releasedon Friday 23rd November via Roulette Records. The E.P. features the new single ‘Midnight Queen’ plus three other tracks.

This year they played Hard Rock Hell’s private VIP party and the reaction was off the hook.

The 4 Shots! E.P. was recorded and mixed by Sean Kenny at Ten 21 Studios and mastered by Grammy nominee Robin Shmittz of 24-96 mastering in Germany.

Ripped jeans, cowboy boots, long hair and plenty of eye-liner, Collateral are a new generation stadium-driven rock’n’roll. When they first started out, they were known as the Angelo Tristan Band, with frontman Angelo and bass player Jack forming the nucleus of the band. Since then, almost 5 years ago, they have worked tirelessly to grow their music, fanbase and their profile.

In true rock and roll style, it’s been a long ride, but their sheer grit and determination have seen them overcome obstacles and go from strength to strength. With the recent addition of new members Todd Winger (guitar) and Ben Atkinson (drums) and with the release of their debut single ‘Midnight Queen’ and ‘4 Shots!’ E.P., the boys have stepped up their game and are now attracting the attention they deserve.

“An explosive EP heralding the arrival of possibly the next big thing in classic rock.” – Daily Express

“Even with the current resurgence in good time Rock, hearing a band throw off the shackles in the way that Ramsgate’s Collateral have with their ‘4 Shots!’ debut is quite rare.” – Fireworks Magazine

COLLATERAL – 2019 UK TOUR DATES

TICKETS: AltTickets & TicketSource

The Black Heart, LondonThursday 7 February
Leo’s Red Lion, GravesendFriday 26 April

TOTO To Perform at LIVE AT CHELSEA 2019

LIVE AT CHELSEA 2019 – FIRST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

THURSDAY 13th JUNE 2019

CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF LIVE MUSIC AT THE HISTORIC HOME OF THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS
ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA SW3

Pre-Sale Date: Thursday 6th December 10am General On Sale Date: Friday 7th December 10 am Toto have been announced as one of the first artists to perform at the Live At Chelsea Concert Series 2019, which is celebrating its 5th year of bringing live music to the spectacular outdoor grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea – home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

Toto will headline the Live At Chelsea Concert Series 2019 on Thursday 13th June, whilst The Gipsy Kings will headline the event on Friday 14th June.

Currently celebrating 40 years since the release of their debut album, Toto is one of the world’s foremost rock bands. With their current line-up of Joseph Williams (Lead Vocals), Steve Porcaro (Keyboards), and Steve Lukather (Guitars, Vocals), the group are celebrating an incredible legacy of unparalleled hits and accolades.

With ubiquitous hits including ‘Africa’, ‘Hold The Line’, and ‘Rosanna’, the band have won an incredible 6 GRAMMY Awards, including Best Record in 1983. Inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009, Toto continues to sell out huge shows to audiences the world over.

The London show is part of Toto’s world tour 40 Trips Around The Sun which celebrates their 40th Anniversary. They recently released an album of the same name, which contains a selection of their best and biggest songs plus three previously unreleased tracks. Steve Lukather recently published his autobiography entitled “The Gospel According to Luke.”

The Live At Chelsea Concert Series returns for its 5th year in 2019, has established itself firmly as a welcome fixture in the summer calendar for many. This is in no small part due to the eclectic range of artists who have been featured previously, including Rufus Wainwright, Simply Red, Ludovico Einaudi, Belle & Sebastian, and the Kaiser Chiefs, amongst many more. As well as this, the warm welcome to audiences from the Chelsea Pensioners themselves into their home of the immaculate grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Every year a portion of the ticket sales from the event is donated towards the care of the Chelsea Pensioners, as well as the maintenance of the Grade I listed site which has provided care and comradeship to ex-military personnel since 1682 when it was founded by King Charles II. For more information on the Chelsea Pensioners and the Royal Hospital Chelsea, please visit: www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Live At Chelsea Showreel

Toto Socials:
http://totoofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/totoband/

Tickets: Start from £45 Royal Hospital Chelsea Royal Hospital Road, London. SW3 4SR
Toto at the Live At Chelsea Concert Series 2019– Friday 13th June 2019

Hospitality Packages: The Quartermaster’s BBQ: a delicious casual dining package set on the beautiful South Terrace of the Royal Hospital Chelsea: a BBQ feast including a choice of white, red or rosé wine, a choice of salads and your own private dining area on the lawn.

The State Apartments Dining Experience A truly exceptional dining experience par excellence, in what promises to be an unparalleled concert fine-dining experience, enjoy the cuisine of the highest order within the majestic confines of Royal Hospital Chelsea’s State Apartments.

The Gazebos: Entertain up to 6 guests in your own private gazebo, with your own designated waiter to attend to your needs.

For more information on hospitality packages, visit: www.liveatchelsea.com

 

New Music Friday – The Virginmarys release their new album ‘Northern Sun Sessions’

A jewel in the crown of the British rock scene; Friday 16th November marks the release of The Virginmarys brand new studio album ‘Northern Sun Sessions’.

Featuring 11 beautifully crafted compositions, this new album by the Macclesfield group features some of their best songs, ever.

To celebrate the release, Ally Dickaty (vocals/guitar) and Danny Dolan (drums/percussion) recently premiered a music video for lead single, the powerful anthemic and socially conscious track, ‘Look Out For My Brother’:

 


“We wanted the video for the lead single to capture the intensity and relentlessness of the live performance whilst encompassing the dark nature and power that runs through the music”, remarks Dickaty. “Paul Wright has done an amazing job of making a really cool visual whilst at the same time keeping the shots exciting and unnerving”, says Dolan.

‘Northern Sun Sessions’ marks the beginning of a new chapter for The Virginmarys, as it’s an album the band have self-produced (off the back of working with acclaimed producers Toby Jepson for debut album ‘King of Conflict’ and Gil Norton for 2016’s ‘Divides’) and this time they’ve gone direct to the fans with energetic, never overbearing, grassroots marketing.

So, what’s been the reaction?

“The response we’ve had from the media and fans has been nothing short of incredible”, says Dickaty, “When we started down this track we had no idea the success it would bring in. It’s been massively encouraging and a really special feeling when we’ve worked so close with this album from start to finish.”

With the album finally released, The Virginmarys turn their attention to a series of live dates in the UK this November.

20 Nov – BRISTOL, The Louisiana
21 Nov – LONDON, Hoxton Square B&K
22 Nov – LEEDS, Brudenell Social
24 Nov – MANCHESTER, Club Academy
28 Nov – GLASGOW, Stereo

“We can’t wait to get out there and play the new material for the first time! We’ve spent so long perfecting them in the studio it’s time to get out there and set them loose. These are going to be an extra special run of shows for everyone.”

The Virginmarys new album ‘Northern Sun Sessions’ is out now.

Visit www.thevirginmarys.com for more details.

Iron Maiden announce 2019 Legacy Of The Beast Tour Dates

(Cover picture credit: Legacy Of The Beast Tour – May 26, Tallinn, Estonia – Photo: John McMurtrie)

Following on from the triumphant European leg of the Legacy Of The Beast tour, we’re now pleased to announce tour dates for 2019. Tickets go on sale from Friday November 16th, with an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members starting on the 12th – details here.

July 2019
18 – Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – PNC Music Pavilion
24 – Washington DC, USA – Jiffy Lube Live
26 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Wells Fargo Center

August 2019
01 – Boston, MA, USA – Xfinity Center
03 – Hartford, CT, USA – Xfinity Theatre
05 – Montreal, QC, CANADA – Bell Centre
07 – Quebec, QC,  CANADA – Videotron Centre
09 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
10 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
13 – Buffalo, NY, USA – KeyBank Center
15 – Cincinnati, OH, USA – Riverbend Music Center
17 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – PPG Paints Arena
19 – Nashville, TN, USA – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Chicago, IL, USA – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 – Indianapolis, IL, USA – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
26 – St Paul, MN, USA – Xcel Energy Center
28 – Winnipeg, MB, CANADA – Bell MTS Place
30 – Edmonton, AB, CANADA – Rogers Place
31 – Calgary, AB, CANADA – Scotiabank Saddledome

September 2019
03 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
05 – Tacoma, WA, USA – Tacoma Dome
06 – Portland, OR, USA – Moda Center
09 – Sacramento, CA, USA – Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, CA, USA – Oracle Arena
13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA – MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Banc of California Stadium
17 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – Isleta Amphitheater
21 – Dallas, TX, USA – Dos Equis Pavilion
22 – Houston, TX, USA – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 – San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Sports Palace

October 2019
04 – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – Rock In Rio
12 – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
15 – Santiago, CHILE – Estadio Nacional

No further countries will be added to the above touring schedule.
Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age www.theravenage.com. Additionally, Fozzy www. fozzyrock.com will be Guests for the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

 

Bruce Dickinson comments,

“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs.

“It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”

Steve Harris adds,

“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like Flight Of Icarus, Sign Of The Cross and The Clansman with songs we know the fans want to hear like The Trooper, 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Number Of The Beast, Fear Of The Dark, Run To The Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”

The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list were inspired by Maiden’s free to play mobile game of the same name is available on iOS and Android platforms.

For the 2019 shows, IRON MAIDEN will, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a digital ticketing system in as many venues as possible, to assist in our battle against secondary ticketing. As always, we urge fans to only purchase tickets from approved outlets. (link to our tour dates page that’ll have all the sales links)

Fans In the Us & Canada will once again be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP upgrade package – full details here.

Hollis Brown sign to Cool Green Recordings/Mascot Label Group

MASCOT LABEL GROUP ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF
HOLLIS BROWN TO GLOBAL RECORDING AGREEMENT

 

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of Hollis Brown to a global recording agreement with Cool Green Recordings.  Lead singer Mike Montali shares, “It’s an honor to be working with one of the best labels in the world. Can’t wait to do amazing things together.”  Mascot Label Group President, North America Ron Burman offers, “We’re thrilled to have Hollis Brown join our MLG family. I love their unique brand of infectious soulful authentic American rock.  Mike’s got classic vocals in the vein of Petty, Dylan, and Young…. I was blown away the first time I heard them.”

Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar).  Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, and Adam Bock(keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis.

The band has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2009.  Alongside side raves from media across the globe, the band’s repertoire has been featured in the worldwide trailer for the Michael Keaton film “The Founder,” the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film “Bad Country,” Direct TV’s “Kingdom”; Showtime’s “Shameless,” MTV’s “Real World,” and an online ad campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch alongside many other syncs.

The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Counting Crows, Citizen Cope, The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and building an impressive fan base on both continents.

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