LAMedia Collection/Sunshine/RetnaThe Who has announced that 180-gram vinyl reissues of all 11 of its studio albums, along with a double-LP vinyl version of its 2014 The Who Hits 50! compilation, will be released on March 24 in conjunction with the band's 50th anniversary celebrations. In addition, on April 7, The Who will release a seven-inch blue-vinyl single of its latest song, "Be Lucky," as well as the first of a series of four vinyl box sets gathering together the group's earlier singles.
The British rockers' reissued studio albums, spanning from their 1965 debut My Generation through 2006's Endless Wire, will feature remastered sound and will replicate the original artwork and inserts. For example, 1969's Tommy will feature a six-panel fold-out sleeve and 12-page booklet; 1973's Quadrophenia will include a 44-page booklet; and 1981's Face Dances will come with a 24-by-24-inch poster.
As for the blue-vinyl "Be Lucky" single, it will be backed by The Who's very first single, 1965's "I Can't Explain." "Be Lucky" was first released in 2014, and appeared on The Who Hits 50! compilation. It was the first new music the band had put out since 2006.
The aforementioned vinyl box set is titled The Brunswick Singles 1965–1966, and features replica versions of all seven singles The Who released on the Brunswick label at the beginning of its career. The package also includes a bonus disc featuring "Zoot Suit" and "I'm the Face," the two songs the band released under the name The High Numbers in 1964, and a color booklet with liner notes about the singles penned by Who biographer Mark Blake. Each of the three other singles box sets that will be arrive later in 2015 will feature singles issued by the band's later record labels Reaction, Track and Polydor.
The Who will launch the first of two scheduled 2015 North American tour legs marking the band's 50th anniversary on April 15 in Tampa, Florida. Visit TheWho.com to check out the band's full itinerary.
Here is the list of remastered albums The Who will release on vinyl on March 24:
My Generation (1965) A Quick One (1966) The Who Sell Out (1967) Tommy (double) (1969) Who's Next (1971) Quadrophenia (double) (1973) The Who by Numbers (1975) Who Are You (1978) Face Dances (1981) It's Hard (1982) Endless Wire (double) (2006) The Who Hits 50! (double) (2014)
Here is the track list for The Brunswick Singles 1965–1966 box set:
"I Can't Explain" b/w "Bald Headed Woman" (1965) "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" b/w "Daddy Rolling Stone" (1965) "My Generation" b/w "Shout and Shimmy" (1965) "Circles" b/w "Instant Party Mixture" (unreleased at the time) "A Legal Matter" b/w "Instant Party" (1966) "The Kids Are Alright" b/w "The Ox" (1966) "La-La-La Lies" b/w "The Good's Gone" (1966) Bonus Disc (The High Numbers) "Zoot Suit" b/w "I'm the Face" (1964)
Sly Stone, 1975 (Credit: Herb Greene)Sly Stone, frontman of the pioneering funk band Sly and the Family Stone, has been awarded a $5 million settlement in a lawsuit he brought against his former manager and lawyer over unpaid royalties. The verdict was announced Tuesday following two days of jury deliberations.
Variety reports that in the lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, the singer claimed that manager Gerald Goldstein and attorney Glenn Stone convinced him to sign an agreement with a company called Even Street Productions in 1989 that gave his business associates access to his music royalties, which he claimed they used for their own financial gain.
"It was a classic case of Hollywood accounting, but I guess it would have to be called record industry accounting," said Sly's lead attorney, Nick Hornberger. He added that the jury "sent a very clear message."
The defendant's lawyer Gregory Bodell said in response to the lawsuit's outcome, "We are disappointed in the finding and believe it will be changed by further proceedings."
During the trial, Sly maintained that he hadn't been paid any royalties between 1989 and 2000. However, lawyers for Goldstein and Glenn Stone claimed that the singer had received millions of dollars, and said he violated his agreement by not recording new music. The defendants also argued that Sly was aware of the terms of the agreement he signed, which they say he renewed dozens of times between the years 1994 and 2006.
Sly Stone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his famous band in 1993. The singer has battled drug problems for decades and has performed only sporadically in recent years.
Kwaku Alston/Verve Music GroupGladys Knight will headline the 16th annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, taking place this Friday, January 30, in Phoenix, Arizona.
The legendary pop-soul singer will be joined by Anthony Hamilton, Dave Hollister, Tamela Mann, Mali Music, Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The show also will include unannounced special tributes and surprise performances. Actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL star Rodney Peete will co-host the event, which also will see the NFL Players Choir hitting the stage.
A portion of the proceeds from the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be donated to national and local charities. The event takes place two days before the big game on February 1 in Glendale, Arizona.
Tickets for the concert are currently available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com.
Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsIf rumors are to be believed, Paul McCartney will be taking the stage with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards next month to perform their new collaboration, "FourFiveSeconds."
"Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage," a source told U.K. newspaper The Sun. "It is going to be a huge Grammys moment."
McCartney plays on the track, while Rihanna and West share vocals. "FourFiveSeconds" debuted this past Saturday, and marks the second collaboration featuring Sir Paul and Kanye that's been released in 2015. McCartney plays keyboard on and co-wrote West's single "Only One," which premiered on New Year's Day.
If McCartney does team up with Rihanna and Kanye to perform at this year's Grammys, it stands to be quite different from Sir Paul's 2014 appearance on the awards show. Last year, he and his former Beatles band mate Ringo Starr collaborated on a rendition of his new solo song "Queenie Eye." The 57th Annual Grammy Awards take place on February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Marco Grob; Mike OwenContinuing the recent Grammy Awards trend of pairing artists from different genres and eras for special performances, Tom Jones and ex-Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox have been tapped to take part in separate onstage collaborations with younger stars at this year's ceremony.
Jones will team up with U.K. pop/R&B star Jessie J, while Lennox will duet with Irish singer/songwriter Hozier.
Lennox, Hozier and Jessie J all received nominations for various honors at this year's Grammys, while Jones took home a 1965 Grammy for Artist of the Year. Lennox also has several Grammy trophies on her mantelpiece.
Other just-announced Grammy collaborations include Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine with fellow The Voice coach Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. Interestingly, Jones and Jessie J both have served as coaches on the U.K. version of The Voice.
"Musical collaborations have become a GRAMMY staple, and the best part is that artists now suggest many of these duets themselves," says Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich in a statement. "I'm very excited about this year's special segments, and believe they'll be talked about for a long time to come."
Previously-announced performers at this year's Grammys include Madonna, AC/DC, John Legend with Common, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Miranda Lambert, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Ariana Grande. The ceremony airs February 8 on CBS.
The exhibit also will feature the original painting that appears on the cover of Clapton's classic 1970 Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Love Songs. The piece, which has never before been displayed in the U.S., usually hangs in Boyd's house in the U.K. Pattie, of course, was inspiration for Eric's song "Layla," as well as several other famous tunes, including "Wonderful Tonight" and Harrison's chart-topping Beatles hit "Something."
A reception celebrating the opening of Boyd's exhibit will be held at the gallery on February 14, Valentine's Day. The exhibition will remain open until March 10.
USA for AfricaThirty years ago today, dozens of top musicians came together to record "We Are the World," the successful charity single that raised money for hunger victims in Africa.
The song, which was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, came on the heels of the British charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" It was recorded in Hollywood after the 1985 American Music Awards, and featured a who's who of popular artists from that time. The artists recorded under the name USA for Africa.
In addition to Richie and Jackson, the song also featured Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Bob Dylan, and Ray Charles.
The all-star chorus included Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Sheila E., Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, Waylon Jennings, John Oates, Jeffrey Osborne, The Pointer Sisters, Smokey Robinson, and Michael Jackson's siblings, Jackie, La Toya, Marlon, Randy, and Tito.
Richie tells USA Today that he and Jackson listened to various national anthems in order to get into their minds into writing a "world anthem." "We didn't want a normal-sounding song," recalls Richie. "We wanted bombastic, the biggest thing you got."
Billy Joel told ABC News Radio in 2005 that when he first heard the track, he wasn't impressed at all. "I wasn't that crazy about the song. I think that was my main memory of that," he recalled. "It was, 'Oh, this is the song?'...It sounded like a Pepsi commercial!"
Dionne Warwick tells ABC News Radio the experience remains difficult to describe. "I've been asked this question several times -- 'How did it feel, how was it,' and that. You can't put it in words," she says. "It's one of those, 'You had to be there.' You know, the magnitude of talent that was in that room, my god! It was like the who's who and who is not, even, of show business and the recorded world. It was amazing. Amazing."
The recording session on January 28, 1985 at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood began at 9 p.m. and lasted 12 hours. The artists were greeted by a sign that read, "Check your egos at the door."
Quincy Jones, who produced the track, recalls that the sign wasn't necessary. "Here you had 46 of the biggest recording stars in the entire world in one room, to help people in a far-off place who were in desperate need," Jones tells USA Today.
Warwick agrees: "There are many times that you might need to say that, in close quarters," she says, laughing. "But not that evening. That evening is still, still sparkles. It was an enormously incredible evening."
"I don't think that night, that experience, will ever truly be duplicated again," says Jones. "I know and believe in the power of music to bring people together for the betterment of mankind, and there may be no better example of this than the collective that was 'We Are the World.'"
Following its release in March 7, 1985, "We Are the World" sold more than 20 million copies and raised more than 60 million dollars for famine relief in Africa. It went on to win three Grammy Awards.
An updated version of the song was recorded in 2010 to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. It featured Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Kanye West, among others.
Loud & Proud RecordsA new CD/DVD set titled Stripped Down featuring highlights from the 2014 edition of pop-rock star Rick Springfield's ongoing tour of the same name will be released on February 24. The concert video and album capture the Australian singer/guitarist playing solo versions of many of his memorable songs, as well as sharing stories about the tunes and his life.
The Stripped Down track list includes renditions of Springfield's hits "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "Love Somebody," "Affair of the Heart" and "I've Done Everything for You." It also features performances of the new song "If Wishes Were Fishes" and covers of Badfinger's "Baby Blue" and Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well."
"The conception and execution of my solo storytellers show is something I basically worked on my whole life and it's awesome to bring the finished product to the fans who embraced it with the sold-out shows across America in 2014," says Rick in a statement. "Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room…naked, if you want."
Springfield has a variety of North American concerts lined up in the coming months, including Stripped Down shows and gigs with a full backing band. Here is his current itinerary; full-band shows denoted with an asterisk (*):
1/29-31 -- Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Fallsview Casino Resort* 2/5 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre 2/6 -- Houston, TX, Zilkha Hall at Hobby Center 2/7 -- San Antonio, TX, Empire Theatre 2/13-14 -- Nashville, TN, Wildhorse Saloon* 2/15 -- Detroit, MI, Motor City Casino Hotel* 2/21 -- New York, NY, The Concert Hall 2/22 -- Manchester, NH, Palace Theatre 2/25 -- Boston, MA, House Of Blues Boston 2/26 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse 2/27 -- Newton, NJ, The Newton Theatre 2/28 -- Peekskill, NY, Paramount Theatre 3/5 -- Corpus Christ, TX, Selena Auditorium 3/6 -- El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre 3/7 -- Sun Tan Valley, AZ, Encanterra* 3/13 -- Boca Raton, FL, JAZZIZ Nightlife 3/14 -- Orlando, FL, Trilogy Orlando* 3/15 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre 3/18 -- Seattle, WA , The Neptune 3/20 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre 4/9 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre 4/11 -- Branson, MO, Andy Williams Moon River Theatre 4/18 -- Mt. Pocono, PA, Mt. Airy Casino Resort 5/10 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 5/14 -- Deadwood, SD, Deadwood Mountain Grand 5/15 -- Dekalb, IL, NIU Convocation Center* 5/16 -- Sioux City, IA, Anthem at Hard Rock Sioux City
Here is the track list for the Stripped Down CD:
"Affair of the Heart" "Love Is Alright Tonite" "I've Done Everything for You" "Painted Girl" "Oh Well" "Love Somebody" "Baby Blue" "Rollin' & Tumblin'" "If Wishes Were Fishes" "Don't Talk to Strangers" "April 24th, 1981/My Father's Chair" "Me & Johnny" "Human Touch" "Jessie's Girl"
And here is the Stripped Down DVD set list:
"Affair of the Heart" "Me & Johnny" "Oh Well" "Love Is Alright Tonite" "Rollin' & Tumblin'" "Baby Blue" "Painted Girl" "April 24th, 1981/My Father's Chair" "If Wishes Were Fishes" "Love Somebody" "Our Ships Sinking" "Jessie's Girl" "Human Touch" "My Depression" (credits only)
Credit: Rod SnyderEarlier this month, founding Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson issued a statement announcing that the band had broken up after 25 years together. In the message, Rich cited a conflict with his older brother, Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, as the reason for the band's split, claiming that the singer had demanded Rich reduce his "equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years…Steve Gorman, relinquish 100% of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee."
Now, Chris Robinson has commented about the breakup for the first time since his brother's announcement. The singer tells Billboard that the story behind the split is "way more complicated than Rich's public outburst," although he didn't go into further details. He does lament, however, "It's unfortunate that on the 25th anniversary, whether the band is working or not, that it's not about the songs and the good times people had at those concerts."
Chris also explains, "I'm going to keep my personal, private family business personal and private, and I'll focus on all the other things that are important. The ideas, I think, are more important than the drama. I have too much stuff going on that's progressive and positive to dig through sordid family history and stuff."
That positive "stuff" includes the singer's work with his current band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, which has a busy 2015 tour schedule that includes a bunch of U.S. dates and a brief Australian tour lined up in early April.
Chris says the group, whose third studio album, Phosphorescent Harvest, came out in 2014, "is my future." He adds, "I think it's been leading this way for a while that the CRB is really where we all want to be and really where we want to put our collective focus." Chris Robinson Brotherhood's lineup also includes recent Black Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall and veteran singer/guitarist Neal Casal.
According to Chris, fans who attend CRB shows can expect to hear some Black Crowes tunes that he's written, as well as the cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" that his old band popularized. However, he says Chris Robinson Brotherhood will focus mainly on its own original material.
Credit: Danny ClinchSteely Dan recently confirmed a pair of headlining performances at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on April 10 and April 17, and now the band has announced a full series of spring shows in the Western U.S. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' concerts run from an April 7-8 stand in Santa Rosa, California, through an April 18 date in San Diego.
In recent years, Steely Dan has headed out on a variety of quirkily named treks, including last year's Jamalot Ever After tour and 2013's Mood Swings outing. 2015 is no exception, as this year's trek has been christened the Rockabye Golly Angel Tour. On-sale dates for the new shows vary; visit SteelyDan.com for details. More concerts are expected to be announced soon.
Here are all of Steely Dan's confirmed 2015 tour dates:
4/7 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 4/8 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 4/10 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 4/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 4/14 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 4/15 -- Santa Barbara, CA, County Bowl 4/17 -- Indio CA, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 4/18 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
ABC/Randy HolmesAs a child, Elton John was a musical prodigy -- you might have even called him a virtuoso. So perhaps it's fitting that Elton has signed a deal with HBO to produce a musical historical drama called Virtuoso.
Variety reports that the Rocket Man is teaming with his husband, David Furnish, and True Blood creator Alan Ball on the project, which is set in 18th century Vienna, Austria. It follows a class of European musicians who all attend a prestigious school called The Academy of Musical Excellence. This is obviously something that Elton has some experience with, having won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in England when he was just 11 years old.
Production on the Virtuoso pilot episode begins this spring in Hungary. John, Ball and Furnish will be executive producers; Ball is writing the pilot episode.
Elton and his husband are no strangers to the world of movies and TV: Their company Rocket Pictures has been responsible for several television and film projects, including the animated flick Gnomeo & Juliet.
PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsHallelujah! One of the top nominees for this year's Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammys, is 80 years old -- influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. The lauded folk-rock artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who probably is best known for penning the popular tune "Hallelujah," received nominations in four categories.
Cohen will compete for Artist of the Year, Fan Choice Award, Album of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year, with the latter two honors for his 2014 studio effort Popular Problems.
Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan also are in the running for the Artist of the Year Prize. As previously reported, Canadian rock legends Rush will be acknowledged for their philanthropic work at the Junos with the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
The 2015 Juno Awards will be held on March 15 in Hamilton, Ontario. A full list of nominees can be found on JunoAwards.ca.
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Who; Exile ProductionsThe Who and Van Morrison are among the acts that will headline the 2015 Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts, which will take place from March 23 through March 28 at London's Royal Albert Hall. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the charity series, which Who frontman Roger Daltrey helps organize.
The British rock legends will headline the March 26 show, which will feature special guest Wilko Johnson, who teamed up with Daltrey to record the award-winning 2013 collaborative album Going Back Home. Morrison will perform on the previous night, March 25, and will be joined by a number of as-yet-unannounced guest musicians.
The lineup for this year's Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts also includes Stereophonics on March 23, former Jam frontman Paul Weller and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr on March 27, and former Oasis guitarist/singer Noel Gallagher and his current group High Flying Birds on March 28.
The shows raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, a U.K. charity that helps fund medical facilities and programs for young people suffering from cancer. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January. Visit TeenageCancerTrust.org for more information.
Sam Jones; Martyn AtkinsAs reported Monday, a rep for U.K. pop star Sam Smith confirmed that Tom Petty and Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne had been added to the songwriting credits of Smith's 2014 hit, "Stay with Me," as part of the amicable settlement of a copyright dispute. The agreement was reached after Smith acknowledged that his song's melody bears similarities to Petty's 1989 hit, "I Won't Back Down," which he co-wrote with Lynne.
Since "Stay with Me" has been nominated in several categories at this year's Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, the question has arisen: would Petty and Lynne share in any trophies if the tune wins? The Recording Academy says no.
As Recording Academy senior vice president Bill Freimuth explains to Billboard, "Since Lynne and Petty didn't do any new writing for this work, we are considering their original work to have been interpolated by [James] Napier, [William] Phillips and Smith for 'Stay With Me.' Lynne and Petty will not be considered nominees nor will they be considered Grammy recipients, should the song win."
Freimuth says instead, Tom and Jeff "would be given certificates to honor their participation in the work, just as any other writers of sampled or interpolated work."
As Billboard points out, news of the agreement to add Petty and Lynne to the credits won't affect the Grammy voting, since final ballots had to have been cast by January 16. The 57th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles February 8, and will air live on CBS. Smith is slated to sing "Stay with Me" on the broadcast.
A statement from Smith's rep maintained that Sam and his "Stay with Me" co-writers were "not previously familiar" with "I Won't Back Down" and that "the likeness was a complete coincidence."
Credit: William RummelBob Seger and the Silver Bullet have announced a final date for their 2014-2015 tour in support of Seger's latest studio album, Ride Out -- a March 28 concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The show will be the 40th of the trek, which launched on November 19 in Saginaw, Michigan, and will bring the 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer back to the city where he recorded Ride Out.
Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com, BobSeger.com and LiveNation.com. Members of the Michigan rocker's fan club will have the chance to buy pre-sale tickets beginning on Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. local time, while Citi cardmembers can purchase pre-sale that same day at 4 p.m. via the Citi Private Pass program.
Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's next show is scheduled for Tuesday night in Charleston, West Virginia. Here are all of their upcoming dates:
1/27 -- Charleston, WV, Charleston Civic Center 1/29 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena 1/31 -- Atlanta, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center 2/3 -- Estero, FL, Germain Arena 2/5 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 2/7 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center 2/10 -- Lafayette, LA, Cajundome 2/12 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 2/14 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 2/17 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena 2/19 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena 2/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay 2/25 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena 2/27 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum 3/3 -- Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Arena 3/5 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center 3/7 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena 3/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Energy Solutions Arena 3/15 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena 3/17 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Center 3/20 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 3/22 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse 3/26 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills 3/28 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Eagle Rock EntertainmentFollowing the recent announcement that a film documenting Daryl Hall & John Oates' first-ever concert in Dublin, Ireland, will be screened in select U.S. theaters on February 19, comes word that the show will make its way to home video in March.
Daryl Hall and John Oates: Live in Dublin will be released on March 31 as a DVD/two-CD set and Blu-ray, as well as a digital download. The show was filmed at the city's the Olympia Theatre on July 15, 2014. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo played a hit-packed 15-song set that included such memorable tunes "Sara Smile," "Rich Girl," "She's Gone," "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," "Out of Touch," "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes" and "Maneater."
The video also features a new interview with Hall and Oates. You can check out a trailer for Live in Dublin now at the Daryl Hall & John Oates official YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, the duo has a couple of 2015 tour dates lined up -- a February 26 show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and a March 1 gig in Washington, D.C.
Here is the complete set list for Daryl Hall and John Oates: Live in Dublin:
"Maneater" "Out of Touch" "Say It Isn't So" "Family Man" "It's Uncanny" "Back Together Again" "Las Vegas Turnaround" "She's Gone" "Sara Smile" "Do What You Want, Be What You Are" "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" "Rich Girl" "You Make My Dreams" "Kiss on My List" "Private Eyes"
Live Nation EntertainmentAfter serving as the opening act for the 2014 installment of Motley Crue's Final Tour, Alice Cooper will be heading out on the road again with the glam-metal mavens in 2015 for what will be their last-ever North American trek. The shock rocker tells ABC News Radio that when the Crue asked him to join them on this year's tour, he gladly accepted, telling them, "Sure, let's not break up a great combination."
Cooper says the great thing about the bill "is that both bands are cut from the same bolt, you know, high energy rock 'n' roll, theatrical, take-no-prisoners kind of show. So that's why we wanted to be on it."
Besides the fact that both acts put on spectacularly theatrical and hard-rocking shows, Cooper tells ABC News Radio that another reason he was enthusiastic about touring with the Crue again was that they all got along so well last year.
"There was never any hassle," explains Alice. "You know, you get two bands together and there's gonna be an ego clash. Never happened. Both crews worked together. All the bands respected each other. So there was never one day where there was a problem."
One of the big highlights of Motley Crue's Final Tour show is the Cruecifly -- a ceiling-level roller coaster on which Tommy Lee takes a wild ride with his drum kit, which flips over and does some other cool tricks. Cooper, who knows a thing or two about over-the-top stage props, points out that when he was first introduced to the Cruecifly, he expected Motley Crue to experience some "Spinal Tap moments" during the show.
"I looked at the construction of this thing and I said, 'It's gonna do what?!'" he recalls. "And I knew that there would be a few times when there'd be glitches in this. But, it doesn't matter…When Tommy's up there playing and that thing goes on and starts moving around, it's incredible."
In addition to being Motley Crue's special guest on most of their late-summer North American tour dates, Alice will accompany the band on their planned spring visit to Australia and New Zealand. He tells ABC News Radio that he also will be playing plenty of his own headlining dates throughout 2015.
The North American leg of Motley Crue's Final Tour runs from a July 22 concert in Eugene, Oregon, through a September 10 show in Mexico City. Cooper is slated to open nearly all of those dates through a September 4 gig in New Orleans. The Crue also is expected to play a series of fall international dates before bringing their career as a touring band to a close with a December 30-31 stand at the Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles.
RBP ConcertsDiana Ross has announced dates for her mini-residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and reports indicate that Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin may soon be following suit with residency deals of their own.
According to The Las Vegas Sun, the Supremes singer will do nine shows in April. Her new show, titled The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade, will run April 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18.
Diana's set list will be comprised of songs from her nearly five-decade career, including Motown classics like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and pop favorites like "I'm Coming Out." Tickets go on sale Friday.
Richie, Jackson and Martin are looking at dates over the next two years for their mini-residencies, The Las Vegas Sun reports. The Venetian residencies will be in direct competition with the performers at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Rod Stewart and Elton John currently have deals at the Colosseum, and Mariah Carey,as well as country stars Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn, will start residencies there in the summer.
Verve/Universal MusicMark Knopfler has revealed that his latest solo album, Tracker, will be released on March 17, and the ex-Dire Straits frontman will support the record with a major tour that will include a lengthy North American leg taking place in September and October.
The standard version of Tracker features 11 new tunes by Knopfler, including songs paying homage to two lauded late British literary figures, psychological fiction author Beryl Bainbridge and modernist poet Basil Bunting. The first single, "Beryl," which was inspired by Bainbridge, can be heard in its entirety now on VEVO.com.
"The album title Tracker arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades," Knopfler explains in a statement. "Out of me tracking time -- looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio."
Tracker is available as a single CD, a digital download and a double-LP vinyl set, as well as a deluxe edition boasting four bonus cuts and a box set with six extra tracks. The box set features CD and vinyl versions of the album, as well as a DVD containing a short film by director Henrik Hansen and an interview with Knopfler about Tracker. The package also features a numbered art print, six photo prints and liner notes penned by respected American author Richard Ford.
Knopfler's North American tour runs from a September 10 concert in Vancouver, Canada, through an October 31 performance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fans buying tickets for the shows online will receive one physical copy of Tracker for each pair of tickets purchased. Tickets go on sale to the general public for most concerts starting this Friday, January 30, while pre-sale tickets will be available for fan-club members beginning Tuesday, January 27. First up for Mark is a European tour leg that gets under way on May 15 in Dublin, Ireland, and runs through a July 31 show in Barcelona, Spain. Visit MarkKnopfler.com for more details.
Here is the track list for Tracker:
"Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes" "Basil" "River Towns" "Skydiver" "Mighty Man" "Broken Bones" "Long Cool Girl" "Lights of Taormina" "Silver Eagle" "Beryl" "Wherever I Go" *".38 Special" *"My Heart Has Never Changed" *"Terminal of Tribute To" *"Heart of Oak" **"Time Will End All Sorrow" **"Oklahoma Ponies"
* = deluxe & box set bonus track ** = box set bonus track.
And here is Knopfler's North American tour itinerary:
9/10 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre 9/11-12 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 9/13 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium 9/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 9/18 -- Berkeley, CA, The Greek Theatre 9/19 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Dolby Theatre 9/20 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl 9/21 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay 9/23 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater 9/25 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater 9/26 -- Dallas, TX, The Majestic Theatre 9/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland 9/29 -- Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre 9/30 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater 10/2 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre 10/3 -- Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre - Murat Theatre 10/4 -- Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theater 10/6 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall 10/7 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Place Des Arts - Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre 10/9 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre 10/10 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater 10/11 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theater 10/13 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall 10/14 -- Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Fallsview Casino Resort 10/16 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre 10/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music 10/18 -- Washington, DC, Warner Theatre 10/20 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 10/22 -- Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center 10/24 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheater 10/25 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center 10/27 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre 10/28 -- Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts 10/30 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 10/31 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts