Welcome back to The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music!
So, bad news to anyone who had tickets to the Kings of Leon and Band of Horses show next Friday (me). Kings of Leon have cancelled the remainder of their US tour after Caleb Followill (singer) had to excuse himself to vomit at their show in Dallas. Apparently there’s something going on that the band doesn’t want the public knowing about, since they’re passing it off as “exhaustion.” Anyway, if you had tickets to any of the cancelled shows you’ll get a refund at point of purchase or auomatically if you bought them online. The shows will not be rescheduled.
Speaking of rescheduling, the Rush Live in Cleveland DVD has been delayed to October 25. Not really surprising, since the first date in September seemed a bit too good to be true. However, also dropping in October (on the 14) is a DVD from Neil Peart. Here’s the little blurb about it from http://news.cygnus-x1.net/:
“Filmed in various locations over the course of a year, Neil Peart takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at Rush’s 2010-11 Time Machine tour. This includes rare and exclusive footage of Neil’s personal pre-tour rehearsals and backstage events at a Rush concert (including a visit to the soundcheck, and an unprecedented backstage interview as Neil warms up for the show). Neil also presents a detailed look at every single song in the tour’s set list. Each song features analysis and demonstrations by Neil, which are coupled with a detailed PDF eBook containing transcription of his parts. At the end of each song discussion, the viewer is transported onstage to a Rush concert to see the actual live performance of the song from the perspective of the drum cameras only.”
This sounds pretty awesome!
Disturbed frontman David Draiman has some disturbing news about his band. (Pun intended? What do you think?) Apparently the band is concerned about the state of hard rock and metal in the music industry. He says that after the band is finished touring they’re going to be going on hiatus indefinitely. Whether they come back or not is still up in the air. I’m a bit confused, though, since I’ve noticed that hard rock and metal still seem to be very popular, at least in the Philadelphia area. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. This may all blow over, or they might take a break. What Draiman did make clear, however, is that there aren’t any internal problems with the band. That’s always a good sign.
Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti has said that a new Creed album and tour may not be a stretch. I’ve never been a huge Creed fan, but I’m sure there will be a lot of happy people. I don’t think this means an end for Alter Bridge, especially since Alter Bridge is just Creed with a different vocalist. In addition, Mark is working on a solo album that he says leans more heavy than Alter Bridge material. Hmm, sounds intriguing. No artists added to the library.
Artists updated: Bush (The Sound of Winter – single), Red Hot Chili Peppers (The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie – single)
Artists to watch: The Pretty Reckless, Foxy Shazam, VersaEmerge
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 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 1 – 3 Doors Down and Alter Bridge at the Great Allentown Fair in Allentown, PA
September 10 – Alter Bridge at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, 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
October 26 – Circa Survive at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
November 10 – Foo Fighters with Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA *
* I’ll be there
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