Ultimate Classic Rock – SANTANA ANNOUNCE ‘MIRACULOUS SUPERNATURAL 2020′ TOUR

Ultimate Classic Rock – SANTANA ANNOUNCE ‘MIRACULOUS SUPERNATURAL 2020′ TOUR

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire will hit the road together for the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 tour this summer. Santana’s set is a continuation of last year’s trek, which honored the milestone anniversaries of both his Grammy-sweeping 1999 album Supernatural and his career-defining performance at Woodstock. The new run begins June 19 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif., and ends Aug. 29 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “It is a great joy and honor to co-share music with the magnificent elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. We look forward to delight, joy and ecstasy!” Carlos Santana said. “I feel like a 20-year-old onstage playing with my band, and they deliver incredible energy on every song. When we hit the stage, we know we will touch your heart and make you dance, sing, cry, laugh and leave your worries and fears behind. The shows will feature the hits of yesterday, today and tomorrow … with energy!” “We are excited to rock the U.S.A. alongside our friend Carlos Santana and his band with their off-the-chart musicianship and high-energy show,” Earth, Wind & Fire singer Philip Bailey added. “We‘re going to bring the mighty elements of the universe to the stage and take fans on a journey they’ll never forget. This is gonna be a blast!” Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 28 at 10AM local time. Citi cardholders have access to a pre-sale that begins Feb. 26 at 10AM local time. You can see all the dates below and get full details at Santana’s website. Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Miraculous Supernatural 2020 TourJune 19 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union AmphitheatreJune 20 — Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California StadiumJune 23 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline AmphitheatreJune 24 — Concord, CA @ Concord PavilionJune 26 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply AmphitheaterJune 27 — George, WA @ Gorge AmphitheatreJune 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA AmphitheatreJuly 1 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterJuly 3 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis PavilionSunday July 5 — Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by HuntsmanJuly 7 — Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreJuly 8 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music CenterJuly 10 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music CenterJuly 11 — Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreJuly 12 — Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater –...

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Billboard – Dylan, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll: Five Revelations From ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’

Billboard – Dylan, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll: Five Revelations From ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’

They dubbed themselves The Band as an ironic inside joke, a nod to their status in the music industry as the anonymous guys who spent years backing up Bob Dylan. The name was also “unpretentious, un-juvenile and un-cute,” per singer/guitarist and de facto leader Robbie Robertson. And yet The Band’s deep legacy is unmistakable. With their smooth blend of rock, folk, bluegrass and R&B, the group defined the Americana roots-rock sound of the late 1960s — never mind that four-fifths of the members were Canadian and only drummer Levon Helm was born in the States.   Their story gets laid bare in the fascinating Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band. Using interviews and rare video footage, the documentary (which was the opening night selection of the Toronto International Film Festival last September) provides an insider’s perspective of The Band’s rise and breakout success with their 1968 album, Music From Big Pink. And unlike most films in the genre, there is no chronicle of a phoenix rising: The original Band would never play again after their seminal 1976 all-star farewell concert that turned into the film The Last Waltz.   And though Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and Last Waltz director Martin Scorsese all appear on camera to offer praise and anecdotes, the star is the man whose name is singled out in the documentary’s title. (Helm, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel are deceased; keyboardist Garth Hudson, the only other surviving member, is only heard in archival interviews.) The now 76-year-old Robertson tells the history from his no-nonsense perspective, and the Grammy-winning songwriter-guitarist doesn’t hold back in revealing how drugs and other demons led to the musicians’ unraveling. Once Were Brothers, in fact, takes its title from a recent Robertson song and is based on his 2016 memoir, Testimony. Here were our five biggest takeaways from the new doc.  1. Robertson was a music prodigy  Robertson’s rich ancestry alone — he’s the Toronto-born son of Dolly, an Indigenous mother of Mohawk descent, and a Jewish gangster named Alexander Klegerman who died before he was born —  makes him a unique rock star. English peers Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger jammed with respective school chums John Lennon and Keith Richards after school; he strummed his first guitar while visiting his mom’s relatives on a six-nation Indian reserve in Canada. By 15, Robertson had written and submitted two polished songs, “Hey Boba Lou” and “Someone Like You,” for his favorite rockabilly...

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Rolling Stone – Grateful Dead Prep ‘June 1976’ Boxset, Drop Live ‘Friend of the Devil’

Rolling Stone – Grateful Dead Prep ‘June 1976’ Boxset, Drop Live ‘Friend of the Devil’

15-CD collection traces the band’s return to the road The Grateful Dead announced a massive box set titled ‘June 1976.’ They’ve also shared a nine-minute “Friend of the Devil.” The Grateful Dead announced a massive box set titled June 1976 on Thursday. They’ve also shared a nine-minute version of “Friend of the Devil,” recorded live at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Produced by Dead archivist David Lemieux, the 15-CD set contains complete performances from June 1976: Boston Music Hall (June 10th and 11th), the Beacon Theatre (June 14th and 15th) and an evening at New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre (June 19th). Author Jesse Jarnow wrote the liner notes. June of 1976 marks a pivotal time in Dead history — the band returned to the road after a break in touring, in 1974. The Dead transitioned from arenas to theaters, recording crisp, intimate shows. “Gone was the massive, financially draining, and physically exhausting Wall of Sound PA system,” Lemieux tells Rolling Stone. “The stadiums and hockey arenas were replaced by beautiful, small theaters, Mickey Hart was back in the band after a five-year sabbatical, and the repertoire had changed quite a bit.” Several songs made their debut on the set list, while some tracks were resurrected from the past: “St. Stephen” and “Cosmic Charlie” from 1969’s Aoxomoxoa and “Friend of the Devil” from American Beauty — an album that turns 50 in November. Lemieux describes this version of “Friend of the Devil” — which features Donna Godchaux on backing vocals — as “a beautifully slowed-down, ballad arrangement, which would be the form of the song for the next 20 years.” June 1976 is currently available for preorder. It will be limited to 12,000 individually numbered copies; digital download is also available. Dead & Company — the supergroup comprised of the Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann alongside John Mayer — recently announced a North American summer tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 14th. June 1976 Tracklist Boston Music Hall (6/10/76) Set One“Promised Land”“Sugaree”“Cassidy”“They Love Each Other”“The Music Never Stopped”“Brown-Eyed Women”“Lazy Lightning”“Supplication”“Row Jimmy”“Big River”“Mission in the Rain”“Looks Like Rain”“Might as Well” Set Two“Samson and Delilah”“Help on the Way”“Slipknot!”“Franklin’s Tower”“Let it Grow”“Friend of the Devil”“Playing in the Band”“Dancing in the Street”“U.S. Blues” Boston Music Hall (6/11/76) Set One“Might as Well”“Mama Tried”“Tennessee Jed”“Cassidy”“Candyman”“Big River”“Scarlet Begonias”“Looks Like Rain”“It Must Have Been The Roses”“Lazy Lightning”“Supplication”“Brown-Eyed Women”“Promised Land” Set Two“St. Stephen”“Dancing in the Street”“The Music Never Stopped”“Ship of Fools”“Samson and Delilah”“Sugaree”“Sugar Magnolia”“Eyes of the World”“Stella Blue”“Sunshine Daydream”“Johnny B. Goode” Beacon Theatre, NY,...

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Pitchfork – Dead & Company Announce Summer Tour

Pitchfork – Dead & Company Announce Summer Tour

The North American shows take place in July and August Dead & Company—the band featuring John Mayer and members of the Grateful Dead—have announced a summer 2020 tour. It takes place this July and August. Check out the band’s schedule below. Get tickets here. (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.) Dead & Co. played their first show together back in 2015. The band currently consists of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti. Read Pitchfork’s feature “The Grateful Dead: A Guide to Their Essential Live Songs,” as well as the Sunday Review of John Mayer’s Room for Squares. Dead & Company: 05-02 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival07-10 Boulder, CO – Folsom Field07-11 Boulder CO, Folsom Field07-13 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater07-15 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center07-17Atlanta, GA – Truist Park07-18 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater07-20 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center07-22 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre07-24 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field07-25 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field07-27 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center07-29 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium08-01 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium08-03 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center08-05 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live08-07 Boston, MA – Fenway Park08-08 Boston, MA – Fenway Park View this post on Instagram See you on the road this summer. ⚡️💀 #VerifiedFan presale registration now open through the link in our bio. #DeadandCoSummerTour2020 A post shared by Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) on Feb 6, 2020 at 7:39am...

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COS – Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys to be reissued on vinyl for 50th anniversary

COS – Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys to be reissued on vinyl for 50th anniversary

The live set captures Hendrix’s historic pair of 1970 New Year’s Day concerts In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Jimi Hendrix live album Band of Gypsys will be reissued on vinyl next month. Released in March 1970, Band of Gypsys was recorded by legendary engineer Wally Heider and captures Hendrix’s two historic performances at New York’s Fillmore East on New Year’s Day that same year. It features powerful fan favorites like “Who Knows”, “Machine Gun”, and “Message to Love”. Band of Gypsys marked the first effort done without his original band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. And compared to the rock icon’s first three studio albums, including the seminal Electric Ladyland, this live collection saw Hendrix push himself further in terms of collaboration and the fusing of blues, funk, and rock. “This is more than the commemoration of an anniversary,” Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix, noted in a statement, “that, of course, is something momentous, but it is also the celebration of a cathartic event in Jimi’s life… a sort of changing of the guards.” “He demonstrated that there was no limit to his musical landscape,” she added. “It was broad and beautiful, and like the leader of a true band of gypsies, Jimi could go anywhere on the spectrum of genres and be at home there musically! This is our way of celebrating that part of Jimi’s journey.” The forthcoming reissue was made by mastering the original analog stereo tapes. It will be available on 180-gram audiophile black vinyl, as well as limited-edition cream, red, yellow, and green swirl vinyl. Each will come paired with a replica concert poster and an eight-page booklet brimming with rare live photos and an essay penned by John McDermott. The Band of Gypsys vinyl reissue is officially out March 27th and pre-orders have already begun. To dig further into Hendrix’s classic catalog, make sure to tune into the second season of The Opus, which is dedicated to 1968’s Electric Ladyland. The first episode is streaming at the bottom of this post. Band of Gypsys 50th Anniversary Reissue Artwork: Band of Gypsys 50th Anniversary Reissue Tracklist: Side A 01. Who Knows02. Machine GunRecorded January 1, 1970 Early Show Side B 01. Changes02. Power To Love03. Message To Love04. We Gotta Live TogetherRecorded January 1, 1970 Late...

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