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As previously announced, the tour will also be making stops May 18 and 19 in Orlando, FL at Amway Center, May 22 and 23 in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center, May 26 in Memphis, TN at FedEx Forum, May 29 and 30 in Tulsa, OK at the BOK Center, July 9 in Boston, MA at Fenway Park, July 12 in Washington, DC at Nationals Ballpark, July 14 in Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, July 16 in Milwaukee, WI at Miller Park and July 19 in Seattle, WA at Safeco Field.
Tickets to the newly announced shows will be on sale beginning Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and concluding Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m. All times local.
Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career--as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history--not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives--are magically brought to life as only Paul can do. Last year marked 40 years since Paul's premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space! Having played with his peerless band of Paul 'Wix' Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, Paul never disappoints--as reviews of his last two-night stand in NYC--2011's Yankee Stadium shows--will attest.
Paul is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking "On The Run" tour, release his Grammy-winning Kisses On The Bottom album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Opening Ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year, and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief--to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the "Out There'" tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of Paul slowing down.
The "Out There" tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, visiting both places of historical significance to Paul and new spots for the very first time. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to www.paulmccartney.com for official news and updates.
OUT THERE U.S. Tour 2013
May 18 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center (SOLD OUT)
May 19 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center (SOLD OUT)
May 22 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center (SOLD OUT)
May 23 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center (SOLD OUT)
May 26 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
May 29 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center (SOLD OUT)
May 30 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
June 8 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
June 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
July 9 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park (SOLD OUT)
July 12 - Washington, DC - Nationals Ballpark (SOLD OUT)
July 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
July 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Park
July 19 - Seattle, WA - Safeco Field (SOLD OUT)
Ben Folds Five Live was recorded while the band was out touring in support of their latest record, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. It was released in September and debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200, making it the highest debut of their career. It is the band's fourth record and first in 13 years.
The tracklisting for Ben Folds Five Live is below:
1. Jackson Cannery (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
2. Erase Me (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
3. Selfless, Cold and Composed (House of Blues, Boston MA, 10/13/12)
4. Uncle Walter (Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10/5/12)
5. Landed (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
6. Sky High (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide AU, 11/16/12)
7. One Chord Blues/Billie's Bounce (The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA 1/26/13)
8. Do It Anyway/Overture-Heaven on Their Minds (O2 Academy, Brixton UK, 12/4/12)
9. Brick (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
10. Draw A Crowd (Capitol, Port Chester NY, 10/9/12)
11. Narcolepsy (Hitomi Kinen Hall, Tokyo JP, 2/16/13)
12. Underground (Mielparque Hall, Osaka JP, 2/22/13)
13. Tom and Mary (O2 Academy, Brixton UK, 12/4/12)
14. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
15. Song for the Dumped (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide AU, 11/16/12)
Amazon link for Ben Folds Five Live - Amazon.com: Live: Ben Folds Five: Music
The media reaction to The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind was fantastic. Spin claimed, "Folds sounds invigorated to have a rock band behind him again...there is a weight and a whomp to the songs." The Onion AV Club hailed "Mindsounds exactly what a mature Ben Folds Five record should sound like: hard-won wisdom and withering observations with an unabashedly sentimental core," and American Songwriter said the new record brings out "the muscle and mischief of Folds' best music...it's perfect, quintessential Ben Folds Five." NPR has weighed in on the new record a number of times, including a feature on All Things Considered, an appearance on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, a performance on World Café and a live interview on On Point.
Ben Folds Five (Ben Folds - piano, Darren Jessee - drums, Robert Sledge - bass) were among the most distinctive and inventive bands of the alternative era, beloved for their kinetic live shows and piano-powered popcraft. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind made it plain that the years apart have only served to amplify the band's already estimable gifts.
2012's "Last Summer on Earth Tour" was met with huge praise. Rolling Stone called it "one of the 10 hottest summer package tours of 2012," and Entertainment Weekly spotlighted it on their "2012 Summer Must List." Back by popular demand, this year's tour is set to kick off June 17th at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX. Ben Folds Five will perform at 28 arenas and amphitheaters across the country as part of the 2013 "Last Summer On Earth" tour. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com
Complete "Last Summer on Earth 2013" tour itinerary is below:
June 17 - Dallas, TX via Verizon Theatre
June 19 - Denver, CO via Red Rocks
June 20 - Salt Lake City, UT via USANA Amp
June 22 - Santa Barbara, CA via Santa Barbara Bowl
June 23 - Los Angeles, CA via Greek Theatre
June 25 - Saratoga, CA via Mountain Winery *
June 26 - Saratoga, CA via Mountain Winery *
June 28 - Boise, ID via Botanical Gardens
June 29 - Seattle, WA via White River Amp
June 30 - Missoula, MT via Big Sky Brewing Company
July 3 - Fargo, ND via Newman Field **
July 5 - Columbus, OH via LC Pavilion
July 6 - Cincinnati, OH via (Venue TBA March 29)
July 8 - Lansing, MI via Commonground Festival
July 9 - Chicago, IL via Charter One Pavilion *
July 11 - Toronto, ON via Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 12 - Detroit, MI via DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 13 - Nashville, TN via The Woods at Fontanel
July 15 - Columbia, MD via Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 16 - Boston, MA via Bank of America Pavilion *
July 18 - Philadelphia, PA via Mann Music Ctr
July 19 - Uncasville, CT via Mohegan Sun Arena
July 20 - Holmdel, NJ via PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 - Bangor, ME via Waterfront Park
July 23 - Lenox, MA via Tanglewood
July 25 - Charlotte, NC via T W Cable Uptown Amp
July 26 - Alpharetta, GA via Verizon Wireless Amp
July 27 - Charleston, SC via Family Circle Stadium
July 28 - Raleigh, NC via Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 30 - Brooklyn, NY via Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell
*= BNL & BF5 only
** = BNL & Guster only
With the mental acuity and punishing physical prowess of Kevin Sorbo in his prime, the new episode of Shots Fired addresses the “What If scenario.” Consider it part Sliders, part Plot Against America, part Earth-2. It looks at the ways in which rap history would be different if the space-time continuum had been altered in any way. Our guests were Alex Pappademas, a staff writer for Grantland, and one of the best pop culture writers extant, and Intuition, the LA-rapper who you might remember from the greatness that was “Al Bundy.”
In other news, Nocando and I have also set up a hotline (eerily similar to the Jose Canseco hotline) to take any questions that you might have. We will answer them on-air, with minimal seriousness. The telephone number, the MP3 and the episode description are below the jump — along with Intuition’s latest video. Special thanks to Doc Zeus, Max Bell, and Trey Kerby for helping to think up some of these scenarios.
“Rapper/podcaster Intuition & Grantland writer Alex Pappademas join MC Nocando & Jeff Weiss to talk about what if scenarios. They talk about what if Biggie were still alive, The D.O.C. never damaged his larynx, Death Row signed Freestyle Fellowship, Ice Cube never left N.W.A, rappers get into performing musicals, Max B never went to jail, Big Pun were still alive, 50 Cent never got shot 9 times, RZA’s basement in Staten Island did not flood, and 2pac were still alive. Plus, Jeff & Nocando take a look at DMX reuniting with his son. Be sure to call and ask us questions at (424) 216-6230.”
Following the record breaking fifteenth edition of Ultra Music Festival that took place over two weekends in Miami in March, this trend of raising the bar will continue when electronic music lovers from over 75 countries flock to Croatia for Ultra Europe, which is on course to sell out with over 60% of tickets already sold 3 months before the festival even begins!
Those not making the journey to the Dalmatian coast will also now be able to enjoy this amazing event as it’s also been announced that UMF TV will be broadcasting live on all 3 days! Looking to emulate the success of the Ultra XV livestream in Miami – which became the most viewed festival event in North America to date with 10 million unique viewers, as well as gaining the highest concurrent number of views for any non-sponsored music stream – you’ll now be able to live the Ultra Europe experience live from the comfort of your own home!
40,000 fans per day will be able to soak up the sonic delights from the Poljud Stadium, with a further 3000 also watching the region’s biggest ever stage from the luxurious VIP area. The Carl Cox & Friends Arena will play host to 8000 revelers and another 2500 will enjoy music from some of the best up-and-comers from Croatia and the surrounding area on the Regional Stage. As well as this, Ultra Europe has become the first festival in the world to team up with The Yacht Week to bring more than 250 boats as part of the Ultra Europe Regatta to the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort in Hvar on Sunday 14th July, where 5000 fans can drink in the exceptional music and stunning views in and around the hotel’s beautiful pool.
Revered by many as one of our brightest super producer DJs, Sonny has emerged as the man everyone wants to be re-mixed by in 2013. With supporters that include Fat Boy Slim, Shapeshifters, Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez, Music Gateway is delighted that Sonny is looking to feature a vocalist sourced from musicgateway.net s pioneering platform on a brand new track set to be released this summer.
Music Gateway is a pioneering platform for aspiring or established artists and bands, musicians, producers, publishers, record labels, songwriters or even TV and film studios who wish to collaborate and seek out new professional partnerships. Newly launched musicgateway.net and this project led by the hugely successful Sonny Wharton, now drives forward the message that connectivity is key to a successful career.
In only 4 weeks Music Gateway has attracted thousands of music creatives who have signed up to utilise this innovative industry tool, making daily connections, which will lead to world-class partnerships and smash hit songs.
Music Gateways cutting edge technology and custom-made tools, providing a secure home to be creative and also look after the business side of your career. It combines every aspect a professional musician requires in one easy to use website and will support artist career development, whilst breaking down industry barriers.
With support from Sonny and more of the worlds most respected brands, artists and producers - Music Gateway enjoys the endorsement of respected multiple global partners, who influence the every day careers of the industries finest. Says Sonny Wharton I like to produce the very best music I can and Music Gateway will provide a platform that not only helps locate vocal talent, but delivers that talent in concentrated form, saving me time and giving me peace of mind that I am working in a safe environment with authentic artists.
Says Jon Skinner Music Gateway Founder "I always knew that artists, producers and the industry in general were crying out for a talent hub that worked safely and securely. Music Gateway fills that need and I am proud that Sonny - one of the UKs most talented artists will pioneer our service, forging a new collaborative relationship, that will deliver another one of his sure fire hits!
So if you are the vocalist you believe should be recording with Sonny Wharton, or you are a producer, DJ, or songwriter needing a connection to produce your next hit, then Music Gateway is the only platform you should connect via. Music Gateway is quite simply a groundbreaking service, designed to deliver unique results and enhanced by its security and simplicity.