Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25 Date North American Tour



25-City Arena Tour kicks off June 23 in Phoenix; hits legendary Hollywood Bowl June 26

Tickets On Sale February 3

Pre-Sales: QueenOnline.com Subscribers and Queen Fan Club Members will be sent buy links and passwords prior to 10am January 31st pre-sales.

New York – January 26, 2017 – Back by popular demand, Queen + Adam Lambert will rock North America this summer with a highly-anticipated 25-city arena tour kicking off June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona at Gila River Arena, followed shortly after with a special Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl performance, June 26.

After wildly successful and sold out tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America, Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will debut a brand new show specially designed and created for this outing, bringing fans all their favorite Queen hits, like “Another One Bites the Dust,”  “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions”.  The high-energy concert will bring their history alive in all its passion and glory, with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more, before wrapping on August 5 in Houston, TX at the Toyota Center.  The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, February 3 at 10AM local time through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. Members of both Queen and Adam Lambert’s Fan Clubs will be able to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, January 31 at 10AM, and American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, January 31 at Noon and ending on Thursday, February 2 at 10PM. Exclusive VIP Package offers available at VIPNation.com

Since their first meeting on the final of American Idol in May 2009, Queen + Adam Lambert’s magical combination has been recognized worldwide with sold out shows in every part of the world.

June 23rd Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena

June 24th Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

June 26th  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

June 29th San Jose, CA – SAP Center

July 1st Seattle, WA – Key Arena

July 2nd Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

July 4th Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

July 6th Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena

July 8th Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Arena

July 9th Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

July 13th Chicago, IL – United Center

July 14th St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

July 17th Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

July 18th Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

July 20th Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 21st Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

July 23rd Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

July 25th Boston, MA – TD Garden

July 26th Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

July 28th New York, NY – Barclays Center

July 30th Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

July 31st Washington D.C. – Verizon Center

August 2nd Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

August 4th Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

August 5th Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Billy Sherwood Talks About Filling in for John Wetton on the First Legg of Asia Tour

billy shirwood and john wetton

Re: ASIA: I’ve always loved John Wettons voice, playing and compositions. His work In King Crimson, UK and Asia and his solo works continues to be an inspiration to me. I’ve had the great fortune to work on many various projects over the years with JW, I recall saying after one of the sessions “we’ve worked on so many tributes, what do you think of creating an original piece of work”? he replied…. “Let’s make my new solo record together in your studio”. It was an amazing time, we had always done file share sessions before, now it would be in person, for the 1st time, creating new music with one of my all time heroes in music. We spent 29 days in my studio, and made “raised in captivity”, A record I am very proud of indeed !!!

We developed a great relationship over the years and a friendship that’s endured and one I cherish !!

John has been fighting cancer and bravely pushing forward to recovery…. Always looking to tomorrow in hope, my thoughts and prayers always with him

With the above said… I’m honored to have been thought of and asked by John to stand in while he continues the fight. Of course my heart breaks, understanding the circumstances which have me performing with Asia. It’s a tight knit community in Prog Rock, and Wettons a giant walking within it !! I shall work very hard to maintain the integrity and musical standards expected !!

Billy Sherwood to Fill in for John Wetton on First Legg of Asia Tour



I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.
I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.

John Wetton
January 11th. 2017

Pain of Salvation 2017 North America Tour


Photo by Lars Ardarve

Feb 7-11 Tampa, FL, Cruise to the Edge
Feb 12 Tampa, FL, The Orpheum
Feb 14 Houston,TX, The Scout bar
Feb 15 Dallas, TX, Gas Money
Feb 16 Kansas City, MO, The Riot Room
Feb 18 Chicago, IL, Reggies
Feb 19 Detroit, MI, The Token Lounge
Feb 21 Toronto, ON, Mod Club
Feb 22 Quebec, QC, Le Cercle
Feb 23 Montreal, QC, Le Tulipe
Feb 24 Buffalo, NY, Iron Works
Feb 26 New York, NY, The Marlin Room

Legendary British Band Asia to Tour For The First Time Since 2014.

After a three year absence, British super-group ASIA has announced it will embark on a lengthy US tour as the special guests of Journey. The band is delighted to have received this special invitation from such esteemed musical friends.


“Asia is honoured to be asked to share the stage with Journey,” says ASIA’s lead singer and bassist John Wetton. “On a personal note, this couldn’t have come at a better time for me; I look forward to seeing everyone on the tour next year”.

“The idea of ASIA and Journey making music on a tour together is a natural progression from a time when both groups were enjoying widespread airplay on radio and MTV,” says legendary drummer Carl Palmer. “These two bands have a creative history and an affinity. We shared the iconic producer, Mike Stone, back in the days when we both regularly inhabited the Billboard charts.”

ASIA keyboard-wizard Geoff Downes adds: “I’m thrilled that ASIA has been given this extraordinary opportunity to make music on the same stage as Journey. These will be memorable evenings on so many levels”.

ASIA is rounded off by young virtuoso Sam Coulson, who joined the band in January 2013, replacing founding member Steve Howe.

ASIA’s self-titled debut album exploded onto the music scene in April, 1982, with several Top 10 singles. It topped the Billboard album charts for 9 weeks and became the best-selling album in the world in 1982. ASIA was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s – Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles; and became one of the most played acts during the first year of MTV. The band reformed in 2006, and has remained together ever since.

An Extraordinary Life Continues….

Journey with special guests ASIA
More dates will be announced at a later time.

Wed March 15 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome
Thu March 16 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Sat March 18 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
Mon March 20 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Tues March 21 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Fri March 24 Fargo, ND Fargodome
Mon March 27 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
Tues March 28 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Fri March 31 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Sat April 1 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Mon April 3 Moline, IL Mark of The Quad
Tues April 4 Dayton, OH Nutter Center


London-based progressive metal band Haken celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2017, hot on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album ‘Affinity’. Coinciding with this, the band will go out on a headline tour of Europe in March & April, with tickets on sale this Wednesday at 10am GMT. InsideOutMusic will also be reissuing the band’s first two albums, ‘Aquarius’ & ‘Visions’, on the 3rd February 2017 in new remastered 2CD editions, as well as vinyl for the very first time.

The band had this to say
“We are delighted to announce our ‘Haken X’ European tour in celebration of our 10th anniversary. We’ll be returning to some of our favourite cities and also paying a visit to several new countries including Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. In honour of the ten years Haken has existed, we’ll be revisiting material from our entire back catalogue with a special focus on our first two albums ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Visions’, which are to be re-released in advance of the tour. We sincerely hope you join us for this special run of shows and we’d be overjoyed to see each of y’all there!”
On the reissues they comment
“We can’t wait for people to hear these albums in their brilliant new and remastered form. Both ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Visions’ hold a special place in our hearts as well as the fans’ and we wanted to make sure we brought them back in a fresh and exciting way. Listeners will be able to enjoy the nuances in our instrumental arrangements and also embrace the complete audio experience of vinyl. We’re looking forward to revisiting much of this music on stage for our fans around Europe in our upcoming 10th anniversary tour.”

The full list of European tour dates can be found below, tickets on sale Wednesday 23rd November at 10am GMT. VIP upgrades will become available for selected shows.


  • 22nd March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
  • 23rd March – O2 ABC2, Glasgow, UK
  • 24th March – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
  • 25th March – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
  • 26th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
  • 28th March – Le Splendid, Lille, France
  • 29th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
  • 30th March – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
  • 31st March – KIFF, Aarau, Switzerland
  • 1st April – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 3rd April – Zona Roveri, Bologna, Italy
  • 4th April – Szene, Vienna, Austria
  • 5th April – Dürer-Kert, Budapest, Hungary
  • 6th April – Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 7th April – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
  • 9th April – Chez Heinz, Hannover, Germany
  • 10th April – Kesselhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 11th April – Turock, Essen, Germany
  • 12th April – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 13th April – Melkweg OZ, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 15th April – Bascula Club, Tel Aviv, Israel

The band’s first and second albums ‘Aquarius’ & ‘Visions’ have been newly remastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried & Me) who worked with the band on their last two albums, bringing these records up to the sonic quality of their most recent output. They will both be available as 2CD Digipaks including the entire albums as instrumentals, and it will also mark the first time that either album has been available on vinyl, arriving as Gatefold heavyweight 2LP editions with the full album on CD included.

Latest album ‘Affinity’ was released in April this year, and received great reactions from press; find a selection of them below:

“Affinity proves what a unique and spellbinding band Haken are” – Metal Hammer 8/10

“inescapable melodic hooks and absorbing textures” – Total Guitar 4/5

“Affinity will be hailed as one of the landmarks of 2016 and beyond” – Powerplay 9/10

Pick up your copy below:

iTunes | Amazon mp3 | Amazon | InsideOut | InsideOut US

The band has also previously launched videos for the tracks ‘Earthrise’‘The Endless Knot’ and ‘Initiate’.

Recorded during the winter months of 2015, ‘Affinity’ marks a new approach to the song-writing process for Haken.

as vocalist Ross Jennings explains
“It is the most collaborative we have ever been on an album. We wanted to develop and expand our sound by having every member contribute initial ideas from the very beginning of the process. It naturally takes longer to filter through the mass of material and fit it all together coherently, but this approach has helped to create something completely fresh whilst maintaining the core elements of Haken’s sound.”

The band once again called upon Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Between The Buried And Me) for mixing and mastering duties.

keyboardist Diego Tejeida remarks
“He is a wizard in this department! We are always confident his mix will bring out the best from our performance and this is no exception”

Like much of Haken’s previous music, ‘Affinity’ is full of surprises and ‘The Architect’, the album’s centrepiece, is no exception. Blasting through a dizzying array of instrumental insanity coupled with down-tempo atmospheric tenuity, Haken welcomes friend and Leprous frontman Einar Solberg mid-song for a spot of guest vocals! Just one of many twists and turns throughout this 60-minute musical lobotomy, Haken’s ‘Affinity’ will open up a new dimension in this UK sextet’s trajectory.

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