Hollywood hard rockers FALLING DOVES will kick off their 2020 tour dates with their third visit to Australia.
With this run of dates, FALLING DOVES hit the southernmost country/continent almost exactly one year from their last visit. On returning to the land down under, frontman, Christopher Leyva says, “Aussies can out-party the best of them, they are loyal to the teeth and they just make you feel at home. I love going there.”
2020 will also take the band to China, Turkey, Dubai, and South America for the first time as well as a return to the UK, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Mexico, USA, France, and Germany.
With the recent turn of events, The ‘Electric Dove World Tour’ will focus on conservation relief efforts for the WIRES wildlife rescue by adding a benefit in each major city of the tour: Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel, Brisbane’s Crowbar and Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizza will see all show proceeds go to WIRES along with a special edition tour shirt that will be available at every stop of the tour.
German indie three-piece KOJ shares their new single “Jenny” along with a live session video. It’s the second single from the bands Long Branch Records label debut album “HOME” coming Spring 2020. The song “Jenny” talks about experiencing dark moments in your life and feeling like there is no possible way out of it. KOJ wanted to explore the way someone might perceive the world through this lens of anxiety and hopelessness and it made them wonder what it might take for that person to see a silver lining and to feel like they belong again.
KOJ comments on new single “Jenny”: “Jenny was written in our home studio and it was a very intuitive and collaborative process. The three of us started jamming randomly at the beginning of a songwriting session and it just sort of came together. Beray Habip, our producer and engineer, coordinated the whole thing and guided us through the process of making the song. In a way, Jenny came out of thin air, but then again this is one of those songs that seems to have been waiting somewhere in the collective subconscious just to be written. Basically it only took us one day to write the entire track and record a demo version. It was such a wonderful feeling to listen to Jenny at the end of that day, realizing that ‘wow, we really did this!’. We then took the demo to Toolhouse Studios to record the final version of the song. So, the song is called Jenny, which originally came from ‘Jennifer Lawrence’, which was the working title for the track. The song has a line about a silver lining, so we thought of ‘Silver Linings’ and about Jennifer Lawrence. We had started this weird habit on previous songs of temporarily naming the songs after celebrities, before committing to a proper song title. We created quite the line-up with names such as Pamela Anderson or Scarlett Johansson, before renaming them for the album. Jennifer Lawrence became Jenny and stayed this way because the name also has a very personal reference and connection to the theme of the song.”
KOJ HOME TOUR 2020
30.04. UK, London – O2 Islington Academy 2 /w Demons Of Ruby Mae 04.05. DE, Berlin – Kantine im Berghain 05.05. DE, Hamburg – Freundlich und Kompetent 14.05. DE, Cologne – Stereo Wonderland 16.05. DE, Muenster – Gleis 22 17.05. DE, Hannover – Lux
Three musicians. Two brothers. One married couple. This is KOJ. Together they give life to a sound that is full of contrasts, sometimes roaring, untamed and raw, as the ocean that inspires them, other times delicate, fragile and minimalistic.
Wishbone Ash continues a milestone year with a tour of Southern, Western United States
Wishbone Ash celebrates a half-century of live twin-lead guitar power in 2020. Fans can look forward to enjoying repertoire from the band’s vast catalog of exactly 100 unique releases – 27 studio albums, 24 live albums, 43 compilations and box sets, and five live DVDs, along with a DVD rockumentary (“This Is Wishbone Ash”). Continually pushing their creative process, the band will release their next studio album, “Coat of Arms,” through SPV/Steamhammer on February 28th, 2020 as CD DigiPak, 2LP version (incl. bonus track), download and stream: https://WishboneAsh.lnk.to/CoatOfArms
The first single, “We Stand As One,” was officially released on Jan. 10. Watch the video.
The first leg of the 50th-anniversary tour in the States begins in Melbourne, FL on Feb. 15, traversing the country’s Southern swath from Florida to California and up the Pacific Coastline. The band will return for a Fall Tour in the Northeast and Midwest.
Formed in October 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz, and R&B, the group vaulted to public and critical acclaim, touring arenas, stadiums, and theaters throughout Europe and the United States. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.
Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues, and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s signature is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.
“The blueprint and musical roots that we laid down in the early 1970s must have been really strong to have lasted this long,” says founding member Andy Powell (guitar, vocals). “Every band needs a plan and most importantly, to find THEIR own sound.”
The 50th-anniversary tour officially kicked off in October 2019 with 31 shows in the UK, followed by January and early-February dates in Europe that included a package tour with Nazareth and Uriah Heep. Following the US tour, the band embarks on their second On the Blue Cruise adventure, with more exciting shows to be announced later in the year.
True road warriors, each year Wishbone Ash logs around 30,000 road miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth.
“The band basically lives together year-round on the road, so we have a very strong level of communication that translates in our performances and recordings,” says Powell. A key ingredient in the band’s recipe for success is a devoted fan base, many who have followed Wishbone Ash from the beginning, and which often includes their children and even grandchildren. “We value our fan community above all else,” Powell says.
In 2015, Powell released his musical memoir, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with renowned Irish music journalist Colin Harper and available in Kindle and Apple iBook formats.
“I’ve seen a lot of changes in the music business and the world in general, as you can imagine,” Powell says. On looking back over the 50 years of the band, he muses, “Like all success stories, a career like this has its downs as well as its ups, and the true ups can only be measured in this way.”
There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than Wishbone Ash. Visit www.wishboneash.com for more information, and follow the band on Facebook (@wishbone.ash.official) and Twitter (wishboneash_com).
2020 US Spring Tour 15 FEBRUARY King Center – Melbourne, FL 16 FEBRUARY Skipper’s Smokehouse – Tampa, FL 18 FEBRUARY Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL 19 FEBRUARY House of Blues – New Orleans, LA 20 FEBRUARY Dosey Doe The Big Barn – The Woodlands, TX 21 FEBRUARY The Guitar Sanctuary Music & Event Center –McKinney, TX 22 FEBRUARY Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX 23 FEBRUARY One World Theatre – Austin, TX 26 FEBRUARY Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ 27 FEBRUARY Boulder Station – Las Vegas, NV 28 FEBRUARY Ramona’s Mainstage – Ramona, CA 29 FEBRUARY Arcadia Blues Club – Arcadia, CA 1 MARCH The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA 4 MARCH Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA 5 MARCH The Fox – Redwood City, CA 7 MARCH Abstract Entertainment – Sacramento, CA 8 MARCH Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA 11 MARCH Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR 12 MARCH Jazzbones – Tacoma, WA 13 MARCH Triple Door – Seattle, WA 01-08 APRIL Miami, FL US/St. Maarten, AQ /St. Thomas, VI/Great Stirrup Cay, BS
2020 US Fall Tour 09 SEPT Bull Run – Shirley, MA 10 SEPT Daryl’s House Club – Pawling, NY 11 SEPT Mauch Chunk Opera House – Jim Thorpe, PA 12 SEPT Rams Head on Stage – Annapolis, MD 13 SEPT Tin Pan – Richmond, VA 16 SEPT Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH 17 SEPT The 210 – Highwood, IL 18 SEPT Arcada Theatre – St.Charles, IL 19 SEPT Wildey Theatre – Edwardsville, IL 20 SEPT Wildey Theatre – Edwardsville, IL 22 SEPT River Music Experience – Davenport, IA 23 SEPT The Black Room at Colectivo – Milwaukee, WI 24 SEPT The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN 25 SEPT The Kent Stage – Kent, OH 26 SEPT Fur Peace – Pomeroy, OH (sold out) 28 SEPT Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA 29 SEPT Sportsmen’s Tavern – Buffalo, NY 01 OCT Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH 02 OCT Wall Street Theater – Norwalk, CT 03 OCT Record Collector – Bordentown, NJ 04 OCT Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
Band photo at top from left to right: Bob Skeat, Andy Powell, Joe Crabtree, Mark Abrahams.
For more information: www.wishboneash.com Facebook: @wishbone.ash.official Twitter: @wishboneash_com
(LOS ANGELES, CA – January 13, 2020) – “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” “Urgent.” “Dust In The Wind.” “Carry on Wayward Son.” “Point of Know Return.” “The Final Countdown.” “Carrie.”
These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate Juke Box Heroes. Legendary band FOREIGNER, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour.
Set to launch in Albuquerque, NM on July 9th, presented by Live Nation, FOREIGNER will be joined by fellow acclaimed artists, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE for an unforgettable night of night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale on January 17, 2020, at 10 am local time at www.livenation.com. The full routing can be found below.
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,”
FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. FOREIGNER’s November 2019 release of Double Vision, Then & Now Is a DVD/CD package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s iconic album. It features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game. 2020 will kick off with a three-day run at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in mid-January. Another highlight forthcoming is a residency at The Venetian, Las Vegas which kicks off on January 24, 2020.
“We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends KANSAS and EUROPE and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,” says FOREIGNER founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “We always have such a good time together and combined we share some of the greatest songs in rock and roll. We are so excited to see our fans from coast to coast, and plan to make this summer our most epic tour yet!”
With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalog that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ’70s and ’80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times. Last month “Carry On Wayward Son” was certified as a 4x Platinum-selling single, and “Dust in the Wind” was certified as a 3x Platinum-selling single by RIAA.
Says KANSAS, “We look forward to touring with FOREIGNER. It has been nearly ten years since both bands have done a full tour together. That run was a blast, and we are excited to get started this summer. The bands and the crews get along great, and we’ll all be working tougher to perform an exceptional show for the fans.”
With over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, including a number one hit in 25 countries, EUROPE’s Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) are as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing new albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike. Their eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH, was released on October 20, 2017, on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Album.
“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA… the birthplace of rock and roll” says EUROPE’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four long years and we are honored to be on the road with FOREIGNER and KANSAS for this extensive tour across North America. Strap yourself in! Europe in America once again!”
Check out the tour at any of the following steps. Fans can visit livenation.com for updates on tour dates and news.
Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time in Grammy history—the “Big Four” most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.
In a career spanning over five decades, Cross has sold over 10 million albums. His music has garnered five Grammys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and five Top 10 singles.
This year, Christopher Cross is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his breakthrough debut album with a major tour featuring songs from his debut album: “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind,” “Say You’ll Be Mine,” and more.
Says Cross, “This tour celebrates the first chapter in what has been my life’s journey. I look forward to seeing everyone on the road.”
April 1, 2020 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre April 3, 2020 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre April 5, 2020 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center April 7, 2020 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts April 9, 2020 – New York, NY – The Town Hall April 10, 2020 – Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves @ Hard Rock April 11, 2020 -Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre April 13, 2020 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere Music Hall April 17, 2020 – Waukeegan, IL – Genessee Theatre April 18, 2020 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Event Center April 21, 2020 – Orlando, FL – Epcot / Walt Disney World Resort April 22, 2020 – Orlando, FL – Epcot / Walt Disney World Resort April 23, 2020 – Orlando, FL – Epcot / Walt Disney World Resort April 26, 2020 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre @ Ruth Eckerd Hall