The Cure at Radio City Music Hall on Sat. June 21. Pre-Sale starts this morning at 10:00 and goes to 10:00 p.m. tonight. Password is HETHECURE. General public on-sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. $65-$95.
My Morning Jacket at Radio City on Friday June 20. Tickets on sale this morning at 10:00. $39.50.
Rush at PNC and Jones Beach on Sat. July 12 and Mon. July 14. Pre-Sale starts tomorrow at 10:00 until noon on Fri. Feb. 1. Visit their website http://www.rush.com/ to find out more information on pre-sale (its a whole big production where you have to purchase something). General public on sale is Sat. Feb. 2 at 10:00 am. $45-$150.
Gavin DeGraw at the Bowery Ballroom on Tues. Mar. 4. Tickets on sale today at noon. $25. Very cool venue, one of my favorites to see a show.
Tom Petty at the Garden on Tues. June 17 and at the Rock (Prudential Arena in Newark NJ) on Wed. June 18. Ticket info to follow. Pre-sale information on his web site. http://tompetty.com/ If you have not seen Petty you need to go. It’s a pure hit fest and just a very cool show.
Jackson Browne solo acoustic tour will hit the Music Box at Borgota in Atlantic City on Fri. Mar. 28th and at the Chevrolet Theater in Wallingford CT on Sun. Apr. 6. Ticket info to follow. Go to website for more information http://www.jacksonbrowne.com/
Ok, my absolute favorite new song of the week is “Guitar Slinger” by a new Country band called Crossin Dixon. Come on now-check it out at http://www.cmt.com/videos/crossin-dixon/157151/guitar-slinger.jhtml I-Tunes sells the song and the video. You can not tell me that you don’t like this song. Listen to the vocals, perfect harmonies. I’m really getting into Country music, I don’t know what the heck is going on.
Speaking of rock turning country, the Red rocker, Sammy Hagar will kick off a tour in May with country stars Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and others. Come on, tell me you don’t like “I Can’t Drive 55?”… you can’t.
And just to keep it going with the same vibe, Tim McGraw has wrote a song with Def Leppard, “Nine Lives” which will be on Leppard’s new CD “Sparkle Lounge” to hit on Mar. 18.
And now to get even more diverse I picked up a Jazz CD called “Sides of Blue” featuring Wynton Kelly, John Coltrane and The Bill Evans Trio. I absolutely love it. Perfect CD if you are entertaining folks at a dinner party. Very bluesy type of jazz. Very cool CD and I recommend it highly.
Lenny Kravitz new single “Bring it On” is straight out of the Led Zeppelin song book. Listen to this song and tell me it doesn’t sound like something Zeppelin did 30 years ago. Lenny is the man. Can not wait to see him next Friday at the Hammerstein. He’s all about peace and love and if you have not seen one of his shows- you are missing out. Man has lots of talent.
Sheryl Crow’s new single “Love is Free” is a catchy pop tune and I’d give it a thumbs up. Her new CD “Detours” is out on Feb. 5th.
The Police generated $142 million dollars in 2007 and sit on top of the Forbes list of top album and concert sales. Van Halen came in 9th with $63.8 million. (but we all know who put on a better show- no offense to the Police fans).
Back on this day in 1962, Sam Cooke released his infectious single- “Twistin’ the Night Away.” The song soon made number 9, and became Cooke’s third top 10 hit. Again Mr. Cooke is my all time favorite singer.
Today is Etta James birthday, she turns 70.