Sunday, September 28, 2014

Prince and 3rd

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL



TOMORROW ON THE LIVE NATION CHANNEL ON YAHOO

 
Live Stream Celebration on Tuesday, September 30


'PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE'



Album Release Party with a Behind the Scenes Look at Prince's Iconic Recording Studio, Paisley Park

LOS ANGELES (September 29, 2014) - Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced that music icon, Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL will appear tomorrow evening at 9:30 PM/CT on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo for PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE an exclusive album release party.

In addition to the live stream, fans will get an exclusive behind the scenes look at Prince's legendary Minnesota studio complex, Paisley Park, the creative sanctuary where Prince has recorded many of his most recognized musical creations.  Fans around the world can watch the free live stream on mobile via the Yahoo Screen app or online at www.yahoo.com/live.

The exclusive window into Prince's world is a celebration marking the release of two brand new albums on the same day:  'ART OFFICIAL AGE,' a classic Prince album produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton and 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM' a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL, which include Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Fans first got to experience select songs from PLECTRUMELECTRUM during Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL's recent critically acclaimed UK 'Hit & Run' tour.

The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo launched on July 15th, streaming a live concert every day.  In addition to the biggest collection of concert live streams available on the Web, the Live Nation Channel and Yahoo Screen are part of the Yahoo Live experience featuring an on-demand catalogof songs on video and hundreds of insider vignettes including behind-the-scenes footage, artist interviews and more.

For more information and to purchase Prince's album ART OFFICIAL AGE visit - www.ARTOFFICIALAGE.com
For more information and to purchase Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL's album PLECTRUMELECTRUM visit - www.3RDEYEGIRL.com
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.

For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

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The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21, 2014

Festivals today are a huge business. As events like Coachella, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Outside Lands pop up in cities around the country it is hard to imagine these outdoor shows as descendants of 1969’s seminal Woodstock Music & Art Fair. One of the most memorable moments of Woodstock was Jimi Hendrix’s iconic performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but before amazing audiences at Max Yasgur's the outdoor concert pioneer. In its 57th year, the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)

Spread out among eight stages, concertgoers were treated to three days of mind-blowing music from around the world, starting with the Brazilian sounds of Santa Cruz’s own SambaDá. Dressed in all white, SambaDá got the enthusiastic crowd on its feet with blasts of funk and samba. By the end of their hour long set, the experienced MJF alumni were ready to get the party underway. On the main arena stage, a.k.a. the Jimmy Lyon’s stage (named after the jazz radio broadcaster and MJF founder), Grammy Award winning Houston native, Robert Glasper demonstrated the contemporary sounds of his Black Radio Experiment. As he dropped beats big enough to be measured on the richter scale, Glasper played a medley of songs which included a remixed version of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day.” MJF 2014’s first night ended with a lively performance by another Grammy award winning artist, renowned pianist, Herbie Hancock. Bringing it back old school with his white Keytar, Hancock got people grooving and swaying in their seats. “We just love this festival,” Hancock exclaimed before leading audience members on a sonic journey through his classic hit, “Watermelon Man.”

For the next two days of the festival, the Jimmy Lyon’s stage played host to hotbed of burgeoning acts including Davina & The Vagabonds, Bill Childs, Marcus Miller, , Jon Batiste & Stay Human, as well as The Charles Lloyd Quartet. This stage also housed the festival’s most provocative and mind-bending performances. Booker T. Jones, best known as the frontman for Booker T. & The M.G.’s, showed true grit during a romping performance of his acclaimed hit, “Green Onions.” Performing on stage with his son, bassist Ted Jones, Booker T. payed tribute to Jimi Hendrix as he covered “Hey Joe,” which earned him a standing ovation.

Almost 44 years to the day of Jimi Hendrix’s death, the memory of his 1967 performance in Monterey still resonates with locals. Following in his footsteps, Gary Clark Jr. hit the stage, reminding folks how the sheer power of guitar can make performances legendary. As the western Texas native began his set, it was apparent that the stoic sea of baby boomers were unfamiliar with his sound. Arms folded, the audience looked like it was waiting for something big to happen, and during GCJ’s third song, it did. The paradigm shift occurred during the bluesy “When My Train Pulls In,” off his debut album, Blak and Blu. Reminiscent of an outlaw walking into an old bar saloon from the wild west, Gary Clark Jr.’s slinky guitar riffs and soulful voice got people in the crowd nodding their heads. But it was his vicious guitar solo, filled with sliding sounds and colorful distortions, that woke everybody up. The song only lasted for eight minutes, but that was enough time to make everyone who saw him on stage a believer. The rest of set was met with cheers and standing ovations. “That was awesome!” said one fan after the set
ended. As Gary Clark Jr. sealed his place in the MJF history books, another first time act brought the crowd a different kind of boom.

Known as the house band on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots dropped the lyrical hammer as they taught the crowd a thing or two about hip hop. Led by founding members Tariq "Black Thought"and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, the Philadelphia natives gave an energetic performance filled with classic songs as well as tracks off their most recent album, “...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.” Black Thought showing no signs of slowing down, despite being in the game for over two decades, as he jumped around the stage during Kool and The Gang’s “Jungle Boogie.” From Curtis Mayfield to Guns’N’Roses, The Roots moved from genre to genre like a game of musical hopscotch. Booker T.’s “Mannish Boy” also found its way into The Roots’ repertoire, the second time that day Questlove paid homage to Booker T. The first time came during an intimate performance by the Philadelphia Experiment, which consists of ?uestlove on drums, Uri Caine on keyboard, and Christian McBride (sporting a Philadelphia Eagles jersey) on upright bass. The Roots’ performance showed that despite all the success on the Tonight Show, this band has a lot more music for us to chew on.

Although the Jimmy Lyon’s stage showcased the more established talent, the outside Garden stage is where the actual party took place. People were dancing, blowing bubbles, and camping out in front of the stage, which was a nice contrast to the more formalized set up of the other stage. Some highlights from the Garden stage include Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, the Harold Lopez Nussa Trio, Red Baraat, and Ana Popovic. While Brooklyn-based Red Baraat used their North India bhangra rhythms to get the people out of their seats, Memphis-based Serbian blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic stole the show. The sultry blond sounded less like Rayna Jaymes, and more like Joe Satriani or Derek Trucks with the way she handled that axe. It was essentially a guitar solo clinic, and by the end of her hour and half long set, the crowd expressed their appreciation via hoots and hollers.

Review by Sam Frank
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LP @ Casbah, San Diego, CA 9/24/14


Someone You Need To Hear

By C. Duke


If you haven’t heard of LP yet, you need to look her up on youtube and her site, “iamlp.com”. LP (Laura Pergolizzi) is a slight American ukulele wielding singer/songwriter with a power house voice and a stage persona to match. She’s quite the whistler too.

LP got her start in New York City in the early 2000s with her own band of the same moniker releasing two albums, “Heart-Shaped Scar” and “Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol”. She moved to L.A. in 2010 and after a couple of record label changes and a stint writing for other artist such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Cher and a plethora of others. LP started performing again in clubs around L.A., she released an EP, “Into the Wild” in April of 2012 with Warner Brothers Records and in 2012 became Martin Guitars’ first female Ambassador.

LP is currently touring following the release of her album with Warner Brothers Records, “Forever for Now”, released June 2, 2014.

She gave a phenomenal performance at San Diego’s small club, Casbah, Wednesday, September 24th. Spot on vocals without a sour note she opened with, “Free to Love”, with a chorus that states, “…the day has come, the day has

come…we’re free to love, free to love”. Tokyo Sunrise is a crowd favorite and the official video has just been released on youtube. It will have your mouth agape at the Japanese scale used in the chorus performed with razor sharp precision and vocal altitude. A must see live. LP performed her complete album as well as some covers such as Phil Collins’, “I Can Feel it in the Air” and the Beatles’, “Something”. The latter performed with just her ukulele as an encore.

Closing this stellar performance was, “Into the Wild” her runaway hit from the City Bank commercial with the girl rock climbing to dizzying heights.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rocking out in Dallas at The, 103.7 KVIL’s Poptopia

Rocking out in Dallas at The, 103.7 KVIL’s Poptopia

Review by Linda Slobodnik

On Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure to attend Dallas, 103.7 KVIL’s Poptopia at the South Side Ballroom inside Gilley’s. The lineup was an eclectic offering of current artists each with a different music style. First on the bill was ZZ Ward adorned in black including a fitting black cowgirl hat. The crowd was thin at this early show, but she wasted no time heating up the room. The fans exploded when she sang “Last Love Song” with such feeling you thought the person it was written about was there in the room.

I must mention the wonderful additional entertainment during the set changes provided by young girls patiently awaiting the showing of Phillip Phillips. These princesses, some in tutus; ran, danced and spun on the hardwood floor with such enjoyment that it tugged at my inner child.

The second in the lineup was A Great Big World who had a pleasing set reminiscence of my youth. They opened with “Rockstar” which they had recently sang on Sesame Street with Big Bird, Elmo and an array of the neighborhood. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/great-big-world-rocks-sesame-street-gma-25455197. They then delighted the audience with “Everyone is Gay”. A cheerful song that explains love, understanding and acceptance to children which I believe can be a great lesson for every age. With such grace they transitioned into “Say Something”. I was overwhelmed with this group’s performance.

Third to play was Magic with a delightful reggae fusion. By now there was a heavier crowd and it was jumping. I was a bit disappointed in the sound quality which contained a lot of cracks and too much bass. However, they tore the roof off with their debut song, “Rude”.

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for the much anticipated Phillip Phillips so I cannot offer him a review. All in all Poptopia was a wonderful event and in my eyes a great success for 103.7 KVIL Dallas.-

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Monday, September 15, 2014

(Hed)pe - Interview of Jaxon Benge

(Hed)pe - Interview of Jaxon Benge
By:  Jenafur Schlangen


(Hed)pe is not only one of those low-end loving, throw your fist in the air, and rocking you straight to the core bands...they are literally one class act.  Seriously, in a music culture currently filled with "hip hopsters" demanding paralyzed fans to stand before gracing them with a live performance; or a band bought and paid for by corporations trying to sell more "smart" phones, this is not the world in which (Hed)pe represents or belongs. 

(Hed)pe, promoting their latest album, "Evolution," performed in Joliet, Illinois, on September 5, 2014, with Illinois' own, Dope.  It was a huge misfortune of a minor ankle injury that forced me to miss this show and personal interview with the band scheduled well in advance.  Yet, low and behold on September 6th, the day after the show, guitarist "Jaxon" Benge rings my phone and asks me how I was doing.  What?!  I was dumfounded.  Who does this?   Folks from (Hed)pe do, that's who!  After skipping the details of my clumsy self, I got straight to the point, throwing a barrage of questions at him about the show the night before, such as, "What did I miss?  Was it packed?  Were the Dope fans assholes like usual?"  (I'm kidding about the last one....not really). 

Jaxon and I spent just over ten minutes talking about how amazing the tour has been going for him and the rest of the band and of their latest album release, "Evolution."  Of Mojoe's in Joliet, he told me how the room was literally vibrating from the energy of the fans.  And, having only one more performance in the United States before heading to Europe for an extensive month-long tour, it definitely made it a cool Midwest experience.  (Don't worry, (Hed)pe has a full tour lined up in the United States upon their return from Europe - make sure you grab this second chance to catch this unbelievably successful tour in a city near you!)

In terms of the most recent album, "Evolution," it is agreed by many (and by Jaxon) that this release is by far the most diverse album  (Hed)pe has put out to date.  Exactly as named, the band considers themselves to be in a constant state of evolution themselves, always growing personally and musically, thus allowing their fans to grow with them throughout an extended period of time, after all, they have been successfully rocking the faces off everyone in their path since 2000.   And, for that, we thank them. 

As for me...I thank Jaxon for the call and to all of you for reading.

To hear more, to see more, to rock more - goto:  http://www.hedperocks.com/  NOW.


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ALICE COOPER “Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken” DVD – Out October 21, 2014 in North America via UDR Music



Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing and upcoming release of ALICE COOPER, a true icon, a great performer – simply  a legend.
 
With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances.  When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.
The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD  € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.
 
ALICE COOPER - not much has to be said about this incredible artist whose career spans five decades by now.  He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre.  The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.:  Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.
 
Raise The Dead  will be available as DVD + CD Digipack . The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material  shows  an interview with the man himself. The double CD has the complete concert. BluRay Amaray (Full HD). FSK 12, running time 75 min plus another 20 min of interview. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package +  – ALICE COOPER – one the biggest entertainers ever! Just enjoy the show!
 
 
Setlist DVD/BR:
 
 
1.           Hello Hooray                                    
2.           House of Fire                                 
3.           No More Mr Nice Guy                  
4.           Under My Wheels                          
5.           I'll Bite Your Face Off                    
6.           Billion Dollar Babies                      
7.           Caffeine                                            
8.           Department of Youth                    
9.           Hey Stoopid                                     
10.         Dirty Diamonds 
11.         Welcome To My Nightmare        
12.         Go To Hell          
13.         He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)    
14.         Feed My Frankenstein    
15.         Ballad Of Dwight Fry      
16.         Killer     
17.         I Love The Dead              
18.         Break On Through          
19.         My Generation 
20.         I'm Eighteen                                    
21.         Poison                                              
22.         Schools Out / Another Brick In The Wall            
 
     
 
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Saturday, September 06, 2014

G.R.L. Member Simone Battle Has Died at 25

Simone Battle 2014 (photo by Dan Locke)


Simone Battle, 25 (June 17, 1989 – September 5, 2014), member of the girl band G.R.L. was found dead in Los Angeles on Friday, her record company confirms. The cause of death is still unknown.

An official statement from Reign Deer Entertainment, Robin Antin, Kemosabe Records and RCA records reads, "We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L. Simone was an exceptional young talent and human being, and we are all devastated to learn of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time."

Battle first rose to fame as a finalist on the 2011 US version of X-Factor, where she made it into the top 17. In 2012, she joined G.R.L., the all-girl group formed by Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin. The band burst onto the music scene last spring when they sang the chorus to Pitbull's hit song Wild Wild Love.

Robin Antone, G.R.L. manager, expresses her condolences on Twitter.
I'm so beyond devastated by the loss of our beautiful Simone ... Simone I will miss your smile, Your…

G.R.L.



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

DOLLY PARTON ACCEPTS ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

DOLLY PARTON ACCEPTS ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Nashville, Tenn. (August 28, 2014) – Dolly Parton, who’s usually flooding stadiums with fans around the world, cools off her Summer by taking a dive into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Dolly was challenged by several people including famous duet partner, Kenny Rogers.  His doubted dare sparked her to accept and prove how nothing stands in her way for a good cause.

“Kenny said you'll never do it with your false hair, your false eyelashes, and your false nails,” responds Dolly.  “Kenny, you'd be surprised at what all I do with my falses; for a good cause and a good laugh.”

Parton drowns down the wigs, nails and lashes with a polar plunge to raise awareness for ALS at her Nashville home while resting after her Blue Smoke World Tour.

“Although, I didn’t challenge anyone, I do challenge everybody to make a generous donation like I did!” adds Parton.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dalal's Award Winning "Suddenly" Single Grabs More Nominations

**Earns Nominations for two Artists In Music Awards &; a Hollywood Music In Media Award!**


Watch Dalal's "Suddenly" Lyric Video

"Dalal's 'Suddenly' starts off in full force. The sound is lush, lean and pristine. Every aspect of it is pure perfection from the beat to the hypnotic repetition that reveals greater nuance with more listens." - Skope Magazine 

Austria-native and multi-talented entertainer, Dalal, has been turning heads and tuning in ears with her smash-hit single, "Suddenly." The singer/songwriter, actress, model, and special effects artist just moved from New York City, where she began her musical career in the United States, to Los Angeles, where she is currently finishing up her debut album while writing contemporary songs and orchestral scores for motion pictures. Dalal recently signed with Media Artists Group and became newest endorsee for Lewitt microphones. Her latest single, "Suddenly" (co-written and produced by Michael Grant), recently won the Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Song and is also currently nominated for two Artists In Music Awards (AIMA's) in the categories Best Pop Artist and Best Dance/Electronica Artist as well as a Hollywood Music In Media Award and has been picked up by various radio stations in the US, Australia, Canada and was officially hit radio in Europe on July 7th! Watch Dalal's "Suddenly" lyric video:



About Dalal:

Dalal's passion for acting, singing and modeling began in Austria. A certified musical and artistic prodigy, she learned to play both the violin and piano by age four and started composing her own scores at age five. At age nine, she attended the Mozarteum Master Class Chamber days in Oberschuetzen, Austria and later toured with the Leoben Musical Orchestra through Austria and Germany during the summer months of 1999 till 2004.

Before long, Dalal's penchant for the stage came to rival her musical ability. After winning the Austrian Actor's Award as a child, for her performance in a stage production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dalal was accepted into the prestigious Broadway Connection Performing Arts Academy in Vienna. She held lead roles in performances of Cats, Starlight Express, and Elisabeth, which were performed in Vienna, Munich and Berlin. Dalal graduated from Gymnasium (High School) Hartberg (Styria) and went on to study Musical Theatre, English Literature and Art History in Vienna. There she also started playing with the Vienna University Orchestra and began her work with the European Voices, with whom she performed at the United Nations and throughout Europe. In addition, Dalal was a special guest soloist for the Vienna International Gospel Choir, and recorded a Christmas CD with the Vienna University Orchestra.

Equally passionate about working behind the camera, Dalal attended the SAE College for film, with a focus on 3D Animation, Visual Efects and Editing. During her studies she directed and edited videos for MTV, Sony BMG, and Soundpool TV. Dalal has worked as a visual effects artist for the Los Angeles based visual effects studio Mechnology on such hit series as "90210" and Disney's "Sonny with a Chance." She has since starred on television shows such as "Soko Donau", "Tatort", and "Spring Waltz," and has appeared in various commercials, and feature films in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and South Korea.

Dalal is heavily involved in New York Fashion Week and has performed for the last couple years while also modeling for designers such as Timo Weiland. She has also performed at Couture Fashion week at the Waldorf Astoria. Dalal has been on the cover of Magazines all over the world; Dstripped Magazine in Canada and the United States, The Grazer in Austria, Monat in Austria and the Inspirational Woman Magazine in the United Kingdom. She was also a cover model for various Billboards in Austria and Germany. Dalal's debut single "Taste the Night" reached #5 on the Breakout Billboard Dance Charts, #7 on the UK Club Charts, #8 on the UK Pop Charts, as well as #26 on the US Top 40 Charts. The Music Video gained over one million views and the song is currently being played at H&M, Banana Republic, GAP, and more.

Dalal Online: DallaMusic.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Socialcon Debuts In Chicago

Stay Social! socialcon Debuts In Chicago With Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, Cameron Dallas, Carter Reynolds, Reggie Couz, Many More, August 23-24
 From Vine to YouTube to Instagram to Twitter to Facebook and more, fans now have a place to gather to celebrate the best and brightest in the world of social media as socialcon makes its debut August 23-24 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Some of the most-followed social media stars will be in attendance, including “The Fam Tour” members 
Nash Grier,
 Hayes Grier

, Cameron Dallas and Carter Reynolds; Reggie Couz; Princess Lauren; Toby Randall and many more in two days of meet-and-greets, concerts, live performances, Q&A panels, autographs, photo ops and more. The combined followers base exceeds 100 million users.

socialcon was produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), which conducts dozens of pop culture conventions nationwide annually. The timing and location of socialcon CHICAGO was co-located with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con (August 21-24), the largest event on the promotion's calendar.
Some of the other leading social media phenoms scheduled to attend the inaugural event include
 The Hillywoods, KingBach, Kingsley, DeStorm Power, Anthony Quintal (LohAnthony), Superwoman, DJandDrummer; Josh Peck and Tyler Ward.



We are excited to bring stars with a combined tens of millions of followers to one place so that thousands of fans with whom they have interacted can meet them up close and personal,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Several have appeared at our Wizard World Comic Cons and have been huge hits, so creating socialcon, a series of events highlighting the social media stars, is a natural addition.”


socialcon CHICAGO wasl run as a distinct event from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, with separate admission, programming and show floor.  http://socon.me/pr.









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Monday, August 04, 2014

STEVEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY’S POWERFUL NEW VERSION OF AEROSMITH’S CLASSIC “DREAM ON,” --AS HEARD ON ESPN’S BOSTON MARATHON SPECIAL

STEVEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY’S
POWERFUL NEW VERSION OF AEROSMITH’S CLASSIC
DREAM ON,”
--AS HEARD ON ESPN’S BOSTON MARATHON SPECIAL--
AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
JULY 31, 2014
The world heard a new version of the AEROSMITH classic “Dream On” during the Spring 2014 premiere of ESPN’s award-winning news magazine show, E:60. Recorded in Los Angeles in early April, the song features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, who are joined by the Southern California Children’s Chorus on this arrangement of “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014).” The track will be released today as a single via iTunes. In a powerful moment at last night’s AEROSMITH concert at The Forum, in Inglewood, CA the band surprised the audience by bringing the Southern California Children’s Chorus on stage to perform this special rendition of “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014).”
"The tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon was unfathomable, but Boston is incredibly resilient and became even stronger. I am so honored to release this version of “Dream On” and to be able to have had the Southern California Children's Chorus perform with us last night was a beautiful moment, a true gift from up above," says Steven Tyler.
“The heinous act that took place during the Boston Marathon which shook not only the city but the world and touched us all demanded a positive response,” Joe Perry said.  “Boston Strong was that response and gave an example of our city’s inner strength. I would like to think that the strength of our performance on ‘Dream On’ last night with the Southern California Children’s Chorus in LA at the Forum was another rallying point for the goodness in all of us.”
“Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)” debuted Tuesday, April 15 on “E:60 Presents Dream On: Stories from Boston’s Strongest,” a special hour dedicated to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.  The show presented five stories of survivors, narrated by celebrity voices of Boston At 2:49 PM, on April 15, 2013, as scores of spectators cheered on the Boston Marathon runners approaching the finish line, two hand-made bombs exploded.  In a split second, the lives of hundreds of people were forever changed. E:60 presented a special program remembering the lives lost and paying tribute to those who survived, their journeys of perseverance, courage, strength and love in the past twelve months.
In July, AEROSMITH embarked on this summer’s definitive rock experience, the LET ROCK RULE tour across North America with Slash. The tour kicked off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY making stops in Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park). These dates follow the band’s overseas trek, which kicked off May 17 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and hit numerous countries including stops in Russia, France, and Germany before ending on June 28 in the U.K.
AEROSMITH’s U.S. summer tour dates are as follows:

DATE          CITY                              VENUE
Sat     8/2    Las Vegas, NV                 MGM Grand Garden Arena
Fri      8/8    Stateline, NV                  Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Wed   8/13  Concord, CA                    Sleep Train Pavilion
Sat     8/16  George, WA                    The Gorge Amphitheatre
Tue    8/19  Denver, CO                     Pepsi Center
Fri      8/22  Dallas, TX                       American Airlines Center
Mon   8/25  The Woodlands, TX         The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu    8/28  Atlanta, GA                     Phillips Arena
Sun    8/31  Atlantic City, NJ              Boardwalk Hall
Wed   9/3    Newark, NJ                      Prudential Center
Sat     9/6    Bristow, VA                     Jiffy Lube Live
Tue    9/9    Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri      9/12  Sydney, NS, Canada       Open Hearth Park

Here are some clips from the special:
All funds received by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in connection with this track will be donated to charities helping those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
About AEROSMITH:
AEROSMITH--Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums)--are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards among many other honors.  Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44thannual SHOF ceremony also in 2013.   MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia), the band’s latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.”  With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.

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