Mew in North America!

Holy Schnikees!  Wouldn’t have imagined this would happen.  Wonderful.



L-R:  Jonas Bjerre, Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen, Johan Wohlert

Photo credit:  Sasha Ryabina
LOS ANGELES, CA – (Friday, April 28, 2017) — To support and celebrate today’s release of Visuals, the band’s seventh album (Play It Again Sam), Denmark’s biggest export, the indie-art-rockers MEW, announces an 18-date North American major-market tour that kicks off August 3 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, and wraps in Los Angeles on August 26 at the El Rey Theatre.  Confirmed dates are below; tickets go on sale next Friday, May 5 at 10AM local time.  For all ticketing information, log onto
Additionally last week, Mew’s new single, “Twist Quest,” “a fascinating beast of a track,” according to
Stereogum, catapulted to the #2 position on FMQB’s SubModern Report chart with spins at Alternative and Triple A major and secondary market radio stations across the country.  Check the track’s lyric video out here:
Said vocalist Jonas Bjerre, “One of the big questions on the minds of everyone in the band since we were close to finishing the new record has been, ‘When are we going to tour North America again?’ The last time was one of the greatest touring experiences we’ve had so far, and we’re longing to come back.  Well, we are confirmed for August 2017, we are super thrilled with these new Summer plans, and are currently working on making this tour really special, to live up to the title of the album!”
Indeed, Bjerre, who creates the visuals for all of the band’s art work and merchandise and has directed several Mew videos, has conceived and designed the stage production for the North American dates. Based around the concept of “visuals,” projections and videos, produced expressly for this tour, along with special lighting and other effects, will set the stage for Mew’s captivating and majestic music.  Fans can expect the band’s set list to draw from all points of their career, including selections from the new release.
For these dates, Mew’s line up – vocalist Bjerre, bassist Johan Wohlert and drummer Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen, will be joined by guitarist Mads Wegner and keyboardist Nick Watts.
Confirmed dates for Mew’s “Visuals” North American tour are as follows:
 3    Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
 4    Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
 5    9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
 7    The Foundry at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
 8    The Sinclair, Boston, MA
10   Mod Club, Toronto, ON
11   Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
12   Park West, Chicago, IL
13   Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
15   Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
16   The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
18   Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
19   Neumos, Seattle, WA
20   Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
22   The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
24   The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
25   The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
26   El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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P.O.D. and Insane Clown Posse Tour

P.O.D. Awakening.
P.O.D. Awakening.





33-City North American Tour Begins September 8 in San Francisco

(Los Angeles, CA) August 26, 2015 – Holiday wishes will come early for P.O.D.’s devout following as the GRAMMY®-nominated SoCal hard-rockers plan to spend the fall on the road with more than 33 dates confirmed so far, including a run of dates with Insane Clown Posse!  P.O.D. have tapped South Carolina quartet Islander for support after Labor Day when they return to the road beginning on September 8th at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.  For October they join Insane Clown Posse beginning October 3 for Rob Zombie’s Halloween at the Odeum Expo Center in Chicago.  Tickets for the October run with ICP go onsale this Friday, August 28 – for more information visit

P.O.D. just released their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/UMe), last Friday with multiple sold out shows, first single “This Goes Out To You” has gone Top 15 at Active Rock radio, with huge support from the rock community:

“I expect arena rock ready hit single ‘This Goes Out To You’ to be heard in the PA system of every NFL stadium this fall.” – Ghost Cult

The Awakening” is full of solid individual tracks but a meaningfully in depth body of work when listened to form start to finish.” – Backseat Mafia

“Not a dud in the lot,…this is very strong, melodic and intelligent stuff.” – rock nyc

“The lyrical content and storytelling capabilities of the band are exceedingly fantastic.” (grade A) – the rock office

“[The Awakening] is sure to be considered of their best records to date and it will resonate with listeners now and for generations to come.” (5 out of 5 stars) – Cryptic Rock

“Not many bands pull off a really great concept album and any P.O.D. fan should be extremely happy that even nine albums in are still going strong with this bold, bulky and expressive album.” – Backseat Mafia

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in San Diego, CA, in 1992, and has since charted their own course with worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, hugely successful international tours, and a series of chart-topping radio hits.  Over the span of two decades they have released eight studio albums of original songs – including the triple-platinum Satellite – seen chart success with more than a dozen Rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” the Active Rock hit “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever,” received three GRAMMY Award® nominations, and racked up four No. 1 music videos.  The band has also contributed songs to numerous major motion picture soundtracks.  P.O.D. is Sonny Sandoval (vocals), Marcos Curiel (guitar), Traa Daniels (bass) and Wuv Bernardo (drums). The members of P.O.D. are also active members of a tight-knit music community, collaborating on their own records as well as others’, including Katy Perry, H.R. (Bad Brains), Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), and more.  P.O.D. are currently supporting the release of their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/Ume).

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DATE                            CITY                                                     VENUE

September 8                  DNA Lounge**                                       San Francisco, CA

September 10                Hawthorne Theatre**                            Portland, OR

September 11                Hi Fi Music Hall**                                   Eugene, OR

September 12                El Corazon**                                         Seattle, WA

September 13                The Venue**                                         Vancouver

September 15                The Ranch**                                         Edmonton, Alberta

September 16                The Pump Roadhouse**             Regina, Saskatchewan

September 17                Marquee**                                            Calgary, Alberta

September 18                Stage 112**                                          Missoula, MT

September 20                Knitting Factory**                                  Boise, ID

September 22                Senator Theatre**                                 Chico, CA

September 23                Strummer’s**                                       Fresno, CA

September 24                Fat Cat*                                                Modesto, CA

September 25                M15 Concert Bar & Grill*             Corona, CA

October 3                      Odeum Expo Center

– Rob Zombie Halloween (w/ICP) Chicago, IL

October 4                      Agora Ballroom (w/ICP)              Cleveland, OH

October 5                      Water Street Music Hall (w/ICP)  Rochester, NY

October 7                      The Electric Factory (w/ICP)                    Philadelphia, PA

October 9                      Tremont Music Hall (w/ICP)                     Charlotte, NC

October 10                    Music Vault (w/ICP)                                Hardeeville, SC

October 11                    Beach Blvd Concert Hall (w/ICP)   Jacksonville, FL

October 12                    The Orpheum (w/ICP)                            Tampa, FL

October 14                    Vinyl Music Hall (w/ICP)              Pensacola, FL

October 16                    Clicks*                                                  Tyler, TX

October 17                    Buzzfest* –

  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX

October 18                    Southside Ballroom (w/ICP)                     Dallas, TX

October 21                    The Observatory (w/ICP)                        Santa Ana, CA

October 22                    Northside Park Theater (w/ICP)   San Diego, CA

October 24                    Aftershock Festival*                               Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA

October 25                    The Complex (w/ICP)                             Salt Lake City, UT

October 27                    The Cotillion (w/ICP)                              Wichita, KS

October 30                    Newport Music Hall (w/ICP)                     Columbus, OH

October 31                    The Fillmore (w/ICP)                              Detroit, MI

* P.O.D. solo dates

** Islander to support

(w/ICP) – Dates with Insane Clown Posse

BillyNews: Wishbone Ash Tour North America

Wishbone Ash 2014 photoNew London, CT – Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to North America this Spring with brand new tunes from their upcoming release, Blue Horizon.
The group returns to these shores following last year’s annual tour through the the East, Midwest, Northwest and Western Canada, where they delighted fans with high-energy performances featuring a vast catalog spanning 45 continuous years of music-making.
The 2014 Spring tour has been nicknamed “The Blue Horizon Tour” to coincide with the March US release of Blue Horizon and celebrate the return of the band to areas not visited in many years.
I thought, why not ring the bell to see if our fans in the South and Southwest would come out and join the party,” says bandleader and founding member Andy Powell.
The first leg of the tour begins April 15 in Florida and winds south and west before heading northward through the Pacific West Coast and Canada.
We hope our long-lost fans will come check out what we’ve been doing, which has been continuously touring, recording and rehearsing,” said Powell. “The band has a fire in its belly, and we want to share that.”
Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 10 live albums and four live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). The band is led by founding member Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, trading licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 17-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.
The band basically lives together year-round, so we have a very strong level of communication that translates in our performances and recordings,” says Powell.
Wishbone Ash’s new album, Blue Horizon (Solid Rockhouse Records), includes guest artist Pat McManus playing fiddle on two tracks. Fans will recall McManus made an appearance on 2011’s Elegant Stealth and also co-wrote one of the songs, “Can’t Go It Alone,” with Andy Powell. Blue Horizon features two songs written by Aynsley Powell (Powell’s son) and one by former Wishbone Ash guitarist Roger Filgate.
Elegant Stealth (ZYX Records) was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike. Classic Rock Revisited’s Jeb Wright called it “One of the best albums in Wishbone Ash’s career.”
This band is like a fine wine that just keeps getting better with age and this is one of their strongest studio releases in years,” said Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck of
The songs are catchy, very technical, but there is a soul in what Wishbone Ash is doing!” said Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces of Rock.
Lynyrd Skynyrd cites Wishbone Ash as a primary influence on their style along with Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth and some of the guitar-based Indie/Alternative bands. All have been transformed by the original, legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. There is no other rock band on the planet that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash.
Longtime fans and new converts will find that Wishbone Ash offers an undeniable concert experience.
Tour dates and more information can be found at
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Wishbone Ash Publicity and Marketing: Kate Goldsmith –
Wishbone Ash Worldwide Publicity: Glass Onyon PR – PH: +1 828-350-8158 ,
North American Booking: Steve Ozark, Ozark Talent (785)

New Yes Tour Announced

Yes will be undertaking a three-month US tour next spring.

“Big Deal!” I hear you cry.

Well yes, it is, as a matter of fact – because they will be playing The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One, all three albums, in their entirety.

Changes to the lead vocalist role in recent years will have left many Yes fans uneasy, but this seems too good an opportunity to miss. I am praying that they bring this show to Europe soon!

Further details will no doubt appear soon at