Capitol Records/UMePaul McCartney has unveiled the title and release date of his long-awaited studio album. As the recent video posted on his Twitter feed suggested, McCartney's album is called Egypt Station and will hit retailers September 7 multiple formats, including CD, vinyl LP, digital and as a Super Deluxe Limited Edition box set featuring bonus tracks.
The news coincides with the release Wednesday of two songs from the album: a ballad titled "I Don't Know" and a rocking tune called "Come On to Me." Both tracks are available digitally now, though if you pre-orderEgypt Station you'll immediately receive free downloads of the songs. McCartney gave "Come On to Me" its live debut at the previously reported surprise show he played at a pub in his hometown of Liverpool, U.K.
"I liked the words 'Egypt Station.' It reminded me of the 'album' albums we used to make," explains McCartney of the album's title, which is also shared by an original painting by Sir Paul. "Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from."
The album features 14 songs recorded in Los Angeles, London and Sussex, U.K. All but one of the tracks were produced by Greg Kurstin, who's also worked with Adele, Beck and Foo Fighters.
Egypt Station opens and closes with instrumentals titled "Station I" and "Station II," respectively. Names of other songs on the album include "Happy with You," "People Want Peace," and "Despite Repeated Warnings."
The event will feature a career-spanning list of classic tunes and gems selected by Simon especially for the show, which will be the first concert held at the park in decades.
"It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park," Simon says in a statement. "I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes, when I was a kid. But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time."
The 77-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will donate all the net proceeds he earns from the event to a charity that will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. ET at AXS.com. American Express card members will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting this Monday, June 25, at 10 a.m. ET. Visit PaulSimoninthePark.com for more info.
Simon wraps up the current North American leg of his Homeward Bound trek with a show tonight in Nashville. He'll then head to Europe for a summer trek before kicking off a final U.S. leg of the tour September 5 in New Orleans.
Here are all of Paul's upcoming North American tour dates:
6/30 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 9/5 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center 9/7 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 9/8 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center 9/11 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center 9/12 -- Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre 9/14 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena 9/15 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center 9/17 -- Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena 9/20 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 9/21 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 9/22 -- New York, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The LPs -- 1969's On the Threshold of a Dream and To Our Children's Children's Children, 1970's A Question of Balance, 1971's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1972's Seventh Sojourn, 1978's Octave and 1981's Long Distance Voyager -- will be released on 180-gram vinyl on July 27.
You can pre-order the discs now at TheSoundofVinyl.com in the U.S. and at Amazon in the U.K. All seven albums were certified either gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 or 1 million copies in the U.S. Seventh Sojourn and Long Distance Voyager both reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
A Question of Balance features the Moodies classic "Question," which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Every Good Boy Deserves Favour includes the #23 hit "The Story in Your Eyes."
Seventh Sojourn and Long Distance Voyager each had two top 30 singles. Seventh Sojourn yielded "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)," which reached at #12, and "Isn't Life Strange," which peaked at #29. Long Distance Voyager boasted "Gemini Dream" and "The Voice," which reached #12 and #15, respectively, on the Hot 100.
Here are the full track lists of The Moody Blues' albums being reissued on vinyl:
On the Threshold of a Dream:
Side A "In the Beginning" "Lovely to See You" "Dear Diary" "Send Me No Wine" "To Share Our Love" "So Deep Within You"
Side B "Never Comes the Day" "Lazy Day" "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" "The Dream" "Have You Heard (Part 1)" "The Voyage" "Have You Heard (Part 2)"
To Our Children's Children's Children:
Side A "Higher and Higher" "Eyes of a Child I" "Floating" "Eyes of a Child II" "I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Hundred" "Beyond" "Out and In"
Side B "Gypsy" "Eternity Road" "Candle of Life" "Sun Is Still Shining" "I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Million" "Watching and Waiting"
A Question of Balance:
Side A "Question" "How Is It (We Are Here)" "And the Tide Rushes In" "Don't You Feel Small" "Tortoise and the Hare"
Side B "It's Up to You" "Minstrel's Song" "Dawning Is the Day" "Melancholy Man" "The Balance"
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour:
Side A "Procession" "The Story in Your Eyes" "Our Guessing Game" "Emily's Song" "After You Came"
Side B "One More Time to Live" "Nice to Be Here" "You Can Never Go Home" "My Song"
Side A "Lost in a Lost World" "New Horizons" "For My Lady" "Isn't Life Strange"
Side B "You and Me" "The Land of Make-Believe" "When You're a Free Man" "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)"
Side A "Steppin' in a Slide Zone" "Under Moonshine" "Had to Fall in Love" "I'll Be Level with You" "Driftwood"
Side B "Top Rank Suite" "I'm Your Man" "Survival" "One Step into the Light" "The Day We Meet Again"
Long Distance Voyager:
Side A "The Voice" "Talking Out of Turn" "Gemini Dream" "In My World"
Side B "Meanwhile" "22,000 Days" "Nervous" "Painted Smile" "Reflective Smile" "Veteran Cosmic Rocker"
Warwick Saint for EssenceThese days, Janet Jackson is happy, but in a letter written for Essence magazine, the 52-year-old icon writes that it's taken decades for her to find a sense of inner peace, and acknowledges there've been many struggles along the way.
In the revealing note, Jackson admits that her 30s were especially challenging as she battled depression. The struggle, she writes, "was intense."
"I could analyze the source of my depression forever. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority," she explaina. "It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And, of course, there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way through it."
Now mother to one-year-old son Eissa, Janet writes that her greatest happiness comes from being a parent.
“Now the height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep," she writes. "During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere. Happiness is in gratitude to God."
The singer, who will headline the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans next month, writes that "hard work -- focused work, positive work -- makes me happy," and adds that she's also inspired by "the commitment of young people on justice causes," as well as the #MeToo movement.
"We are living at a time in history when women all over the world are refusing to be controlled, manipulated, exploited or abused. Heart and soul, I stand with these women," Janet writes. "We have found our strength, and we will not relent."
The 72-year-old singer/actress joined Corden for a game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" -- his spin on Truth or Dare, in which they challenged each other to give honest answers to personal questions or eat disgusting things.
At one point, Cher, known for being outspoken about her disapproval of the president, was asked to say something complimentary about him. "There's nothing nice about him," she admitted, following a long pause. "I can't say one nice thing about him."
Instead, Cher opted to fill her guts -- with a cow's tongue.
Cher also preferred eating dried caterpillar to spilling dirt on her top five lovers, besides Tom Cruise, whom she once allegedly ranked as her favorite.
Later, Cher recalled the time she, along with Mama Mia co-star and longtime friend Meryl Streep, saved a woman being assaulted on a New York City street and were almost attacked themselves.
"We come around the corner, and this gigantic man is ripping the clothes off of this girl," she began. "And Meryl starts screaming and I start screaming, and we run towards this gigantic man, and he turned and starts running towards us."
"And just out of, I don't know, we split, and he ran through us," she continued.
Afterward, the grateful woman responded with, "Oh my God, I was saved by Meryl Streep and Cher. I'm an actress and I work in a cafe where we sing and oh, my brother would be so jealous."
Mama Mia! Here We Go Again opens nationwide July 20.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicIt's been 20 years since Steve Perry less-than-amicably parted ways with Journey, but keyboardist Jonathan Cain says he's still open to reuniting with the powerhouse vocalist.
"He's always got a door open to come around," Cain tells ABC Radio. "Hopefully, we'll break the ice one of these days."
Perry did reunite with his old band mates when Journey was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, although the singer declined to perform with the group. Current Journey frontman Arnel Pineda, who idolizes Perry, got to meet him for the first time at the Rock Hall induction ceremony. Cain recalls that Perry graciously hung out and chatted with Pineda backstage at the event.
"That was a dream come true [for Arnel]," Jonathan explains. "You know, one of his dreams or his wishes were, like, 'I get to meet Steve Perry and be on the same stage with him'…And there he was."
"Before I even saw Steve at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he had spent time with Arnel, congratulating him on a job well done," adds Cain. "The guy has got a lot of class. He's a very soulful guy, and I wish him the best in his life."
Reflecting on what Perry brought to Journey, Cain notes that the singer was "an incredible band leader [and he] knew how to rehearse." Jonathan adds, "I mean, [to] go out and sing in one take, two takes. I'm like, 'Who does that?' But that's the band we were."
Cain shares more details about his relationship with Perry and the exciting time he had while Steve was a member of Journey in his recent memoir, Don't Stop Believin'.
Journey's current U.S. co-headlining tour with Def Leppard resumes July 1 with a show in Atlanta.
Paul Natkin/Getty Images A new movie about the late Marvin Gaye is being developed by hip-hop star Dr. Dre, who previously found success as a film producer thanks to Straight Outta Compton, the Oscar-nominated biopic about his former group, N.W.A.
Dre has also acquired the rights to use Gaye's music in the film, sources tell Variety.
One of Motown's greatest stars, Gaye was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. His numerous honors include induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Gaye also won two Grammys in 1983 for his single "Sexual Healing": Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
There have been several failed attempts to produce films about Gaye. Nearly two years ago, his former wife, Janis Gaye, and his children Nona, Marvin III and Frankie Gaye, announced that they were developing a documentary called "Marvin, What’s Going On?" That project doesn't yet have a release date.
Mads Perch; Timothy WhiteRobert Plant and his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, are one of the headliners for the ninth annual LouFest, taking place September 8 and 9 in St. Louis.
Michael McDonald also is among the artists scheduled to perform at the 2018 edition of the festival, which will be held in Forest Park. In addition, the lineup includes Gary Clark Jr., recent Neil Young backing band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and many more.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now. For the full lineup and to buy tickets, visit LouFest.com.
Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters currently are on a North American tour leg that winds down with a June 29 performance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Canada. The Led Zeppelin singer and his group also have three previously announced festival appearances lined up in September.
6/19 -- Vail, CO, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 6/21 -- Berkeley, CA, The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley 6/23 -- Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys 6/24 -- Pasadena, CA, Arroyo Seco Weekend 6/26 -- Troutdale, OR, Edgefield 6/27 -- Redmond, WA, Marymoor Park Amphitheatre 6/29 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vancouver International Jazz Festival 9/8-9 -- St. Louis, MO, LouFest - Forest Park 9/15 -- Telluride, CO, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 9/16 -- Del Mar, CA, KAABOO Del Mar 9/23 -- Louisville, KY, Bourbon & Beyond
Credit: Solaiman FazelFresh from winning the ICON Award at last month's Billboard Music Awards, Janet Jackson will receive yet another big honor.
Ms. Jackson will be presented with the inaugural "Impact" Award at this year's Radio Disney Music Awards, which air this Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel and associated platforms.
She'll be the third top female pop star to receive a special honor at this year's ceremony: Kelly Clarkson is getting the "Icon" Award, while Carrie Underwood will take home the "Hero" Award.
According to Radio Disney, the "Impact" Award comes in recognition of Janet's "influence on society and the world of entertainment -- particularly women -- across generations of fans."
Janet's State of the World tour continues in the U.S. this summer starting July 11 in Austin, Texas. She's also playing the Essence Festival, the Panorama Festival and the Outside Lands festival. Her dates wrap up August 7 in Tampa, Florida.
Performers at this year's RDMAs include Underwood with Ludacris, Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth and American Idol winner Maddie Poppe.
The show will be recorded this Friday at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iStarBruce Springsteen was on hand Monday night to help celebrate the official re-opening of Asbury Lanes, a recently restored bowling alley and music venue in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Rolling Stone reports that, as had been announced, The Boss performed at the event with The Tangiers Blues Band, a group featuring frequent Springsteen photographer Danny Clinch on harmonica and occasional vocals.
As seen in a video posted on the Asbury Park Press website, Springsteen initially hit the stage to introduce The Tangiers Blues Band, and also expressed his happiness about how Asbury Park has re-emerged as a thriving seaside community during the last decade or so.
"It's been a joy watching what's been happening in town over the past 10, 15 and 20 years," Bruce told the crowd. "I walk down the boardwalk now, I feel like the Ghost of Christmas Past. But that's OK, because it's fun to watch Asbury's future unfold in front of me."
According to Rolling Stone, Springsteen joined The Tangiers Blues Band a few songs into their set, and they proceeded to play renditions of Huey "Piano" Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu," the Muddy Waters classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You," and the 1940 Don Raye hit "Down the Road a Piece." The latter tune is a song that Bruce has been playing live since the early 1970s.
Bringing their set to a close was a brief version of the Isley Brothers and Beatles hit "Twist and Shout."
Proceeds raised by the event, which was actually headlined by Portugal.The Man, will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Monmouth County, New Jersey. Asbury Lanes has pledged $125,000 to the charity on Bruce's behalf.
Rocketman, the long-awaited film about the life of Elton John, finally starts filming in London this July and August. The man who'll portray Elton -- actor Taron Egerton -- says it takes a lot of preparation to play a real-life legend.
Speaking to Women's Wear Daily, Egerton, who first met Elton when they both appeared in the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, says, "There will be lots of singing and dancing and I am spending my time with Elton John, to emulate him and capture his mannerisms."
Egerton also reveals, "I am watching old footage and performances from when he was between 17 and 35, adding, "I hope to do him justice."
While Egerton is playing Elton between the ages of 17 and 35, the movie still needs someone to portray Elton as a kid and as an adolescent. A casting call just went out for those roles, asking for "two boys who are smart, quick-witted and talented actors" who can speak in a London accent.
One boy will play 6-year-old Elton, and he'll be required, oddly, to sing "The Bitch Is Back" -- maybe because the first line of the song is "I was justified/when I was five."
The second boy will portray Elton from the age of 12 to 14. His voice must have changed, but he can't be any taller than 5 feet, 4 inches. He'll be required to sing "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" and "I Want Love."
Rocketman, directed by Dexter Fletcher -- who also co-directed the forthcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody -- will arrive in theaters May 17, 2019. The script was written by Lee Hall, who collaborated with Elton on the hit musical Billy Elliot.
Beep beep'm beep beep, yeah! Paul McCartney's recently announced "Carpool Karaoke" appearance airs Thursday on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and now there's a first look at the segment posted on YouTube.
The clip begins with Corden in a car talking to an anonymous friend on his cellphone, a conversation that suspiciously resembles the lyrics to The Beatles' "Help!"
"Hey, mate! I'm in Liverpool and I'm wondering if you can help," Corden says. "I need somebody. Not just anybody. Can you please, please help me?"
As Corden talks, a series of messages flash across the screen that read, "This week…The best selling artist of all time…Over 1 billion worldwide record sales…18 Grammys…One carpool…It's finally here."
Suddenly, we see McCartney and Corden driving in the car as they appropriately belt out the Beatles classic "Drive My Car." The clip ends with the message: "Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden in London."
As previously reported, McCartney and Corden visited Paul's hometown of Liverpool, U.K., on Saturday, June 9, to record the "Carpool Karaoke" segment. In a new video interview with People TV, Corden says of the experience, "I'll never, ever forget it. It was the most incredible day I've ever had."
Corden explains that while he didn't feel intimidated singing along with McCartney, the fact that Sir Paul agreed to do the segment made him think "of just how far our show has traveled in a sense that…a genuine icon, a living legend like that would go, 'Yeah, I'll come and [do that.]'"
Corden adds, "We've got some really big bits planned, and I just can't wait for people to see it."
Capitol RecordsAfter several days of teases on social media, Paul McCartney has announced that he's releasing not one but two new songs on Wednesday.
Described as a double A-side single, the two songs are the first tastes of a new studio album that Macca will release later this year. One song, "I Don't Know," is described as a "soul-soothing ballad," while the other song, "Come On to Me," is described as a "raucous" and "rocking" "stomper."
The Beatles legend debuted "Come On to Me" during his surprise gig for 50 people at Liverpool's Philharmonic Pub, footage of which will air this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Sir Paul's new album is due this fall, and more details will be announced soon.
Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesThe King of Pop will make his Broadway debut -- posthumously, of course -- in 2020.
The Michael Jackson Estate has announced that it's teaming with Columbia Live Stage to develop a stage musical inspired by MJ's life. The as-yet-untitled musical is being written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, and will feature Michael's own hits. Tony-winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show.
Other recent hit Broadway shows that tell the story of chart-topping pop stars through the use of their hits include Jersey Boys, about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; On Your Feet, about Gloria Estefan; and Beautiful, about Carole King.
"David Bowie Is" features more than 300 items from the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's archives, spanning his teenage years to his death at age 69 in January 2016. They include stage costumes, instruments, handwritten set lists and lyrics, personal sketches, set designs, diary entries and more.
The exhibition, which debuted in London in March of 2013, opened at Brooklyn Museum on March 2, after visiting 11 other cities. This Wednesday, June 20, the Brooklyn Museum is expecting the exhibit's two millionth overall visitor to the exhibit.
That lucky attendee will be presented with an exclusive package that includes a signed lithograph of a Bowie self-portrait used on the cover of his 1995 album Outside, a limited-edition David Bowie Is book, a pair of high-quality headphones and more.
Meanwhile, a special New York edition of the David Bowie Is book, which features images of items and displays that are featured in the exhibit, is available for purchase now. Only 1000 copies of the limited-edition hardcover book have been produced. This version comes packaged with a 32-page book offering images specifically related to the Brooklyn Museum display, which will be the final stop of the touring exhibit.
Credit: Danny ClinchA rare set of early lyrics to "Born to Run" handwritten by Bruce Springsteen while he was working on the song is up for bid as part of an online auction organized by Sotheby's. The document, which The Boss wrote on one sheet of white, lined paper in 1974 at his home in Long Branch, New Jersey, is expected to bring between $200,000 and $300,000.
The manuscript features many segments that were eventually revised, as well as notes and comments from Springsteen suggesting alternate words and phrases. Bidding on the lyrics began Monday, June 18, and will be open through June 28.
The lyric sheet was acquired by its present owner in December 2013 for $197,000 from the collection of Bruce's former manager, Mike Appel.
The same auction also is offering handwritten manuscripts of two other classic Springsteen songs, "Darkness at the Edge of Town" and "Thunder Road." The "Darkness at the Edge of Town" lyric sheet, which dates from 1977 or 1978, features an almost complete set of finalized lyrics, along with some notes and amendments. It's estimated to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000. The "Thunder Road" sheet dates from 1975 and features the song's first verse, along with some notes and changes. It's expected to bring in between $8,000 and $12,000.
Rod Stewart has added six fall dates to his long-running Las Vegas residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits.
The new shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace run from November 21 through December 2 and go on sale this Friday, June 22, at noon PT at Ticketmaster.com or TheColosseum.com.
Stewart has been performing his show in Las Vegas for eight years now, but he does regular tours as well. Between his current batch of Las Vegas dates, which end June 30, he'll perform two shows at the Hollywood Bowl with Cyndi Lauper on June 25 and 26. Then, on July 24, Rod and Cyndi will kick off a summer tour together that's mapped out through September 1.
Stewart also has a trio of headlining shows taking place in late October.
Rod's new Las Vegas concert dates going on sale Friday are scheduled for November 21, 23, 24 and 28, and December 1 and 2.
Here are all of Stewart's upcoming 2018 shows:
6/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 6/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 6/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 6/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 6/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 7/24 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Casino 7/26 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Arena 7/28 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center 7/29 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Arena 8/1 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 8/3 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center 8/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 8/7 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden 8/10 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage 8/11 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena 8/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 8/15 -- St. Paul, MN, XCEL Energy Center 8/18 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/19 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 8/22 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 8/24 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena 8/26 -- San Diego, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 8/28 -- Reno, NV, Reno Event Center 8/29 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre 8/31 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 9/1 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater 10/20 -- Laughlin, NV, Laughlin Event Center 10/24 -- Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center Arena 10/26 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark 11/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 11/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 11/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 11/28 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 12/1 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 12/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Credit: Scott UchidaSlash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will hit the road this fall on a North American tour. The headlining outing kicks off with a September 13 show a the famed Whisky a Go Go club in West Hollywood, California, and will wrap up October 11 in Boston. Visit SlashOnline.com for ticket info.
The Guns N' Roses guitarist and his solo band will be touring behind their upcoming studio album, titled Living the Dream. The follow-up to 2014's World on Fire is due out on September 21.
In addition to the headlining dates, Slash and company will hit a number of festivals this fall, including KAABOO Del Mar, Louder than Life and Aftershock.
Here are Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators' headlining tour dates:
9/13 -- West Hollywood, CA, The Whisky a Go Go 9/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 9/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 9/19 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore 9/21 -- Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove Margaritaville 9/22 -- Thackerville, OK, Winstar 9/24 -- Austin, TX, Stubbs 9/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues 9/29 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino Resort 10/1 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre 10/2 -- Silver Spring, MD, Fillmore 10/4 -- Rama, ON, Casino Rama 10/5 -- New York, NY, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport 10/6 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun 10/9 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount 10/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory 10/11 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
ABC/Image Group LASmokey Robinson is among the artists who will headline a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics that will take place July 21 in Chicago.
The event is being presented by Grammy winner Chance the Rapper, a Windy City native, via his new production company, Social Function Productions. The rap star has posted a poster promoting the show on his Instagram feed.
Pop singer Jason Mraz and rock band O.A.R. also will perform, with more special guests to be added for the show soon. The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert will take place at the Northerly Island amphitheater in Chicago.
This year, the Special Olympics are being held July 1-6 in Seattle.
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney recently performed for about 50 people at a Liverpool pub while recording a "Carpool Karaoke" segment for an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden airing this week. Saturday, the rock legend played at a similarly intimate gathering. TMZ reports that the former Beatle was attending the wedding reception of one of his wife's relatives on Long Island, New York, when he decided to join the band for a few tunes.
The tabloid website has posted a video clip of McCartney belting out the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There" as party goers dance wildly. According to TMZ, about 300 people were on hand for the event, which took place at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, New York. It's understood that the groom was the nephew of Paul's wife, Nancy Shevell.
McCartney currently has even more reason to celebrate: Today marks his 76th birthday. Meanwhile, recent posts on his socialmedia sites suggest that Sir Paul is about to announce details of the new solo album he's been recording. A brief video that was posted Monday on his Twitter feed includes sketches of pyramids and palm trees, along with the words "Egypt Station," which we're guessing might be the album's title. Over the last week or so, various pyramid-like graphics that seem to be related to the new project's cover art have appeared on the websites, as well as photos of McCartney in the studio.
Getting back to that Late Late Show appearance, McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke" segment has been confirmed to air this Thursday, June 21. The Late Late Show airs on CBS at 12:37 a.m. ET/11:37 p.m. CT.