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Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Posted on 20 January 2020 by Brian Walsh

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced Thursday that musical legends Mariah Carey, the Isley Brothers, the Eurythmics, Rick Nowels, the Neptunes, William “Mickey” Stevenson and Steve Miller will become its latest inductees.

They will be inducted during the organization’s star-studded Annual Induction and Awards ceremony to be held on June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.

“I am very proud that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2020 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, writers who have enriched our lives and in their time literally transformed music and helped make it what it is today,” said Nile Rodgers, Chairman of the SHOF.

To qualify for induction, a songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song.

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Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams

Posted on 20 January 2020 by Brian Walsh

American rock band Bon Jovi have announced a 2020 U.S. tour with Bryan Adams.

The Bon Jovi 2020 Tour, presented by Live Nation, will start in Tacoma, Washington, on June 10, and play at arenas across America. Most U.S. dates will feature Bryan Adams.

Backstage with JBJ fan club members and American Express Card Members can purchase tickets beginning January 21 at 10 a.m. local time through January 23 at 10 p.m. local time.

A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance, pre-show hospitality, commemorative laminate and more on

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting January 24 at 10 a.m. local time at Every ticket sold includes one CD copy of Bon Jovi 2020.

Tour Dates:

June 10 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
June 11 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
June 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
June 16 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
June 16 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
June 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
June 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
June 23 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
June 25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
June 26 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
July 10 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 14 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 16 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 19 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 21 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
July 25 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 27-28 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

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Posted on 20 January 2020 by Brian Walsh

Aerosmith will be joined by fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Run-DMC during the band’s upcoming performance at the Grammy Awards.

According to Variety, the hip-hop duo are not expected to perform with the Boston rock band for their entire set but will join them for “Walk This Way.”

“Walk This Way,” a song from Aerosmith’s classic third album, Toys in the Attic, was covered by Run-DMC in 1986 and became one of hip-hop’s first crossover hits.

Aerosmith and Run-DMC join previously announced performers Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, January 26 at Staples Center and will be hosted by Alicia Keys.

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B.B. King

Posted on 20 January 2020 by Brian Walsh

A 2-night tribute show has been announced to honor the legend of the Blues, B.B. King.

The highly anticipated event will take place at New York’s Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on February 16 & 17. The lineup for the concerts features a host of A-list artists, including Bobby Rush, Steven Van Zandt, Susan Tedeschi, Anthony Hamilton, Bob Margolin, Bobby Rush, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Steven, Robert Cray, and William Bell, among others.

King passed away at the age of 89 in May of 2015 after suffering from a stroke in his sleep in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“When B.B. King played, it was just the cold hard truth,” Trucks told Rolling Stone in 2015. “Like hearing Martin Luther King speak. You just needed one word, one note with B.B. No one has that.”

Dummer/Producer, Steven Jordan will be the music director for both evenings. Titled “The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute to B.B. King,” tickets for the two-day event are available for purchase now. The daily lineups will be announced on Tuesday, January 28 and a limited number of single-night passes will go on sale on Friday, January 31 at noon EST.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Seva Foundation

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Primavera Sound

Posted on 20 January 2020 by Brian Walsh

Barcelona’s most popular music festival Primavera Sound has confirmed Tyler, the Creator, The Strokes, Bad Bunny, Lana Del Ray, Beck and more as headliners for this year’s festival.

The four-day festival will also feature performances from Iggy Pop, Brockhampton, Kacey Musgraves, Bikini Kill, Brittany Howard, Caribou, C. Tangana, Weyes Blood, Maggie Rogers and Young Thug.

The festival’s 20th anniversary will take place from June 3 to 7 at Parc del Fòrum.

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Grand Funk Railroad

Posted on 20 January 2020 by Brian Walsh

Grand Funk Railroad have announced plans to embark on a tour of the U.S. in 2020, with the trek named after their 1974 hit, “Some Kind of Wonderful.”

The 40-date tour kicks off on February 8 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Grand Funk, which is celebrating 51 years as a band, currently consists of founding members Mel Schacher (bass) and Don Brewer (drums) aided by former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, singer Max Carl (formerly of 38 Special) and keyboardist Tim Cashion.

“Grand Funk has always been about ‘music with feel,'” Brewer said in a press release. “Songs and performances are uplifting and we prefer to have people in the audience smiling and on their feet. … I’m 71 years old and still playing in a band.”

Grand Funk Railroad, Some Kind of Wonderful 2020 U.S. Tour Dates:

Feb. 8 — Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino
Feb. 15 — Yuma, AZ @ Yuma Proving Ground
Feb. 21 — Las Vegas, NV @ Golden Nugget Casino Showroom
Feb. 22 — Pauma Valley, CA @ Casino Pauma
March 7 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana Casino & Resort
March 14 — French Lick, IN @ French Lick Resort
March 21 — Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park
April 3 — Baton Rouge, LA @ Event Center at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge
April 10 — Marysville, WA @ Tulalip Resort Casino
June 12 — Kansas City, MO @ Star Pavilion at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
July 11 — Chippewa Falls, WI @ Northern Wisconsin State Fair
July 16 — Hampton, IA @ Franklin County Fair
July 23 — Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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