Welcome back to The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music.
And so it begins. Rush has officially kicked off the second leg of the Time Machine Tour tonight in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. According to guitarist Alex Lifeson the show is the same from last year, but, to be fair, last year’s show was amazing. Not to mention, this year they’re filming the show in Cleveland on April 15 for a live release. The Hershey show is coming up quickly, so make sure any of you last-minute additions get your tickets now – the show’s on April 8 at the Giant Center.
Speaking of people touring, Eddie Vedder is hitting the Tower Theater on his solo tour on June 25. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday, so don’t wait. This is among a hundred other projects that the members of Pearl Jam are working on, by the way. We’ve got the band’s 20-year anniversary and all the reissued albums coming out (Vs and Vitalogy came out yesterday), we’ve got Eddie’s solo album and tour, Jeff Ament’s band Tres Mountains, and a rumor of possibly another new Pearl Jam album. Definitely a cool year to be a Pearl Jam fan.
The Foo Fighters have officially released the song “White Limo” as a single on Tuesday. Honestly, I find it a bit too screamy for my tastes and definitely think “Rope” is better by far. Still, it’s way too early to judge anything about the new album Wasting Light. We’ve got two more weeks before the album is released – April 12 is the date, and I’ve already got my copy on preorder. Waiting also on any word on a tour date somewhere near here, but instinct tells me something is coming – maybe after the album is released. I can’t imagine them not touring the new album here in the US, so I’m sure we’ll get something. It’s just a matter of when. They have been playing shows in Australia recently, and the set list from their March 27 show looks pretty strong.
No artists added or updated this week.
Artists to watch: VersaEmerge, Foxy Shazam, A Silent Film, The Pretty Reckless
March 30 – Yes at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA
April 2 – A Silent Film at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA
April 8 – Rush at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
April 26 – Coheed & Cambria at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
April 28 – Taking Back Sunday with Circa Survive at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA
April 29 – Asia at the Keswick Theater in Glendside, PA
April 30 – 30 Seconds to Mars and Anberlin at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
May 2 – Rise Against at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – Rise Against at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
May 4 – Jon Anderson of Yes at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA
May 5 – Stone Temple Pilots at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
May 6 – My Chemical Romance at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
May 7 – The Airborne Toxic Event at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
May 7 – Cage the Elephant at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – The Airborne Toxic Event at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
May 22 – Neon Trees at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA
June 24 – Peter Frampton at the Music Box at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ
June 24 – Dave Matthews Band at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ
June 25 – Dave Matthews Band at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ
June 25 – Eddie Vedder at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
June 26 – Dave Matthews Band at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ
June 26 – Def Leppard and Heart at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
July 15 – The Moody Blues at the State Theatre in Easton, PA
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