Errols Weekly Music Update.

February 1, 2008

Weekly Update – 02/01/08

Tom Petty and special guest Steve Winwood (now that’s a double bill!!) at the Garden and The Rock on Tues. & Wed. June 17 and June 18. Tickets on sale this Monday Feb. 4. $55- $99.50.

Allman Brothers “March Madness” has turned into “May Madness” this year. Their annual trek to the Beacon this year will be the following days: May 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th. Pre-sale tickets begin tomorrow for American Express Card holders at 10:00 am. General public on sale next Saturday the 9th at 10:00 am. 4 ticket limit and 3 show limit. $59.99, $99.99 and $149.99. I say it every year- if you have not experienced this show you need to do it once.

The Eagles will break in Alpharetta, GA’s brand new amphitheater this spring when they kick off the US leg of their “Long Road Out of Eden World Tour.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are scheduled to play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park on Wed. May 14. So far, that launch date is the only US gig to be announced. Tickets go on sale today and VIP packages are available through the I Love All Access website. Will keep you posted on any dates around the Tri-State area

If you are a fan of Paul Simon he will basically living at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this coming April with a lot of help from his friends. Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 11 for the following events: (pre-sale this Monday for friends of BAM and Visa Signature Cardholders)

SONGS FROM THE CAPEMAN Apr 1—6 at 8pm featuring Oscar Hernández and The Spanish Harlem Orchestra Claudette Sierra, Obie Bermudez, Ray De La Paz and special guest performance by Little Anthony and The Imperials. More artists to be announced BAM Harvey Theater $30, 50, 65

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES Apr 9* at 7pm and Apr 10—13 at 8pm Featuring performances by Hugh Masekela, Milton Nascimento, Kaïssa, David Byrne, Luciana Souza, More artists to be announced BAM Howard Gilman Opera House $45, 60, 75, 95 *

BAM 2008 Spring Gala AMERICAN TUNES Apr 23—27 at 8pm Featuring performances by Olu Dara, Grizzly Bear, The Roches More artists to be announced BAM Howard Gilman Opera House $45, 60, 75, 95.

The Pogues at the Roseland Ballroom on Monday March 17. Tickets on sale this morning at 10:00 a.m. $55.

The Honda Civic Tour featuring Panic at the Disco with Motion City Soundtrack and the Hush Sound at Roseland on Wed. May 7. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. $40.

The Yellowcard acoustic tour with The Spill Canvas at the Fillmore New York on Sat. Mar. 15. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10:00 am. $18.49 -4 ticket limit.

Simple Plan at New York Fillmore on Mon. Feb. 25. Tickets on sale now. $18.50 – 4 ticket limit

Rick Springfield at the Music Box at Borgota in Atlantic City on Sat. Mar. 29. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

Other items:

I was driving home the other night and the greatest rock station I mentioned to year a couple of weeks ago, WCCC 106.9 out of Hartford and every week night they play “the ’80’s at 8:00” and “the ’90’s at 9:00” and I caught the ’80’s. Well they took me back to bands I had forgotten about but still made an impact for me two decades ago. Of course they started off with Tesla but you already know how I feel about them. But the next few tunes were from Zebra “Whose Behind the Door” from their 1982 debut album. Randy Jackson, lead singer has always been compared to Robert Plant and actually is touring across the states with various orchestras doing Zeppelin music. Check out the web site.

Keeping with finding old music I had to purchase Rod Stewart‘s “Foot Loose and Fancy Free” CD (I-Tunes does not carry it) and again I had forgotten how friggin’ great this album is. Carmine Appice is the drummer for this album and check out his work on “Born Loose”- hard to find a better rock and roll song. And my two favorite songs on the album is Stewart’s cover of The Supreme’s “You Keep Me Hanging On”- absolutely love the intro to that song and “I Was Only Joking” – Just thinking about it now- “I was only joking” is in my top 5 songs of all time- there I said it. Of course the great “Hot Legs” is on this album- one of my mother’s all time favorites and I will never forget her dancing at my wedding to that song.

Lenny Kravitz will be all over television in the coming week to promote his new album, “It Is Time For A Love Revolution.” The vocalist will film a piece for CBS Sunday Morning February 3rd. (my new favorite show) The following day, he’ll walk on the set of MTV’s TRL to promote the album. Kravitz will tape an appearance for The Late Show With David Letterman on February 5th (it will air Feb. 8), then visit ABC’s Good Morning America the following day. His week concludes with a February 7th stop at TV’s Regis & Kelly. Lenny fans can also catch his new clip, “I’ll Be Waiting,” which recently made its way to video outlets. Kravitz’s “It Is Time For A Love Revolution” arrives February 5th. And of course Cindy and I are going to see him tonight at the Hammerstein!!! By the way Rolling Stone gave his new CD three stars. My review will come next week after I get it Tuesday.

Back on this day in 1964, seventy-three million people tuned into the Ed Sullivan show to catch a glimpse of a new band called the Beatles.Back on this day in 1968 Fleetwood Mac released its debut album and then same day in 1977 “Rumours” begins its trek to the top of the charts.

On this day back in 1992, Elton John and George Michael teamed up to score a US number one with a song recorded live at Wembley Stadium the previous March, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. Elton had originally released the song on his “Caribou” album in 1974.

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