Welcome back to The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music! I know it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Although, to be fair, there really hasn’t been a whole lot of stuff to report on. But there definitely is now, oh yes!
First of all, the Foo Fighters have FINALLY given Philly a tour date. November 10 – mark your calendars, folks. The Wells Fargo Center is the place to be, with Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable as openers. Presale starts tomorrow at 10am and the public onsale is Friday at 10am. I’m going to try my hardest to be there, as the Foos are at the top of my list of bands I want to see.
In other news, there were two big album releases today – Yes’s Fly From Here and Incubus’s If Not Now, When? both dropped today. I’ll pick them up as soon as possible – I’m definitely getting both. Incubus also performed the new single, “Promises, Promises,” last night on Letterman – very good song and performance. I’m really looking forward to the show in September. Yes previewed the first part of the title track at the show on July 4, which may have been the best song of the night, to be honest.
On the more serious side, Coheed & Cambria’s bassist, Michael Todd, was arrested recently for robbing a drug store. Coheed has dates scheduled opening for Soundgarden, and they’ve put keyboardist Wes Styles in as a replacement. They’ve apparently said that they’ll deal with the issue after the tour so as not to cancel any appearances. Michael Todd had drug issues in the past, too, leaving the band and going to rehab after their third album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness in 2006. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully everything will work out. Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever (rhythm guitar/vocals and lead guitar, respectively) have gone through band member shakeups before and managed, so I’m sure the band will still be fine.
Artists added to The Rock Show’s library: Company of Thieves (Running from a Gamble)
Artists updated: Live (Birds of Pray), Rise Against (Endgame)
Artists to watch: The Pretty Reckless, Foxy Shazam, VersaEmerge
July 13 – Soundgarden with The Mars Volta at Penn’s Landing Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA
July 14 – Soundgarden with The Mars Volta at the Borgata Event Center in Altantic City, NJ
July 14 – Paramore at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA (Vans Warped Tour)
July 15 – The Moody Blues at the State Theatre in Easton, PA
July 15 – Taking Back Sunday at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
July 16 – A Perfect Circle at Penn’s Landing Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA
July 23 – Gin Blossoms at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
July 26 – 311 and Sublime with Rome at Penn’s Landing Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA
July 31 – Disturbed with Godsmack at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
August 4 – Bush at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
August 5 – Stone Temple Pilots at Sands Steel Stage in Bethlehem, PA
August 6 – Stone Temple Pilots at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ
August 12 – Kings of Leon with Band of Horses at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ *
August 13 – The Verve Pipe at the MusikFest Cafe at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, PA
August 14 – Ed Kowalczyk at the MusikFest Cafe at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, PA *
August 26 – Avenged Sevenfold with Three Days Grace and Seether at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
September 10 – Incubus with Young the Giant at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ *
September 17 – Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
September 21 – Roger Daltrey performs Tommy at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA
September 23 – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
September 30 – George Thorogood & the Destroyers at the Keswick Theater in Glendside, PA
November 10 – Foo Fighters with Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
~The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music! Keep listening!