5/24/2018

Sacred Bones to release early Julee Cruise demos + 1993’s ’The Voice of Love’ for the first time on vinyl

SACRED BONES TO RELEASE EP OF EARLY JULEE CRUISE DEMOS 
+ 1993’S THE VOICE OF LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL
OUT AUGUST 17
LISTEN TO A DEMO VERSION OF 'FLOATING' HERE

                                                                                                    photo credit: David Lynch
                                                                                                                              
The two releases bookend Cruise’s incredibly fruitful Twin Peaks-era collaboration with David Lynchand Angelo Badalamenti.

25 years after its initial release, Julee Cruise’s sophomore album The Voice of Love will be issued for the first time on vinyl August 17 via Sacred Bones Records. Also available August 17th; Three Demos: a very unique companion 12” featuring the very first demo recordings for songs from Cruise’s initial LP with Lynch and Badalamenti, Floating Into the Night. Stream the original demo version of "Floating" from that release here.

Julee Cruise fulfills a special cornerstone in the Twin Peaks universe. Her initial collaboration with Lynch and Badalamenti on Blue Velvet’s ‘Mysteries of Love’ set into motion a chain of events that would ultimately help birth the core sonic identity of the 1990 series…all before a frame of it was ever shot.

In 1985, Lynch’s obsession with This Mortal Coil’s "Song to the Siren" was at a fever pitch. Wanting to feature the song in Blue Velvet, the rights to the Tim Buckley cover proved problematic and prohibitively expensive. Lynch had famously just began working with Angelo Badalamenti, who had been suggested by producer Fred Caruso to coach Isabella Rossellini with singing "Blue Velvet" for the film. Faced with the "Song to the Siren" dilemma, Caruso again suggested his friend Badalamenti as a possible solution…encouraging Lynch himself to pen lyrics in order to come up with an original alternative for the film. “David reluctantly agreed to write a lyric, but he thought writing a new song was absolutely preposterous because ‘Song to the Siren’ was his favorite song of all time,” Badalamenti says. The result ended up forging a rich blueprint for not just one song, but two full-length albums.

Two years after Blue Velvet was released, the notion of a full album of material took shape and three crucial demos were recorded to gain the confidence and financial support of a label. Early versions of"Floating," "Falling" and "The World Spins" were all roughed out in economic elegance, rendering distinctive snapshots of what could be if the formula of ‘Mysteries of Love’ was spun into a larger body of work. They’re fascinating glimpses into the genesis of what became Floating Into the Night and the minimal key ingredients that made the material alchemize. An early version of the album opener ’Floating’ originally began with a stunning spoken-word intro later dropped entirely from the album version. A revelation in their overarching simplicity, the three song collection is devoid of the LP’s additional arrangement flourishes, and yet still manages to present the same emotional depth charge with only voice, synthesizer and lyric.

When the finished 10-song LP Floating Into the Night was released in 1989, it would precede the Twin Peaks network premiere by more than six months…giving "Falling" an incredibly brief window of time before it would eventually become impossible to disassociate from the series as its theme. An incredibly difficult thing to imagine, yet the demo recording manages to give us a unique peek into the moment this was in fact reality.

In 1992, after the release of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Lynch, Badalamenti and Cruise returned to the studio with new compositions as well as the intent to craft previously instrumental score-based material from Fire Walk With Me and Wild at Heart into Julee Cruise songs. The result was 1993’s final studio album The Voice of Love. “In the studio, David would always say ‘[sing] like an angel, like an angel…” Cruise remembers. In many ways, this quest for ‘angelic’ was the seed that grew an entire genre out of the inability to utilize ‘Song to the Siren.’ 

It’s eerie to ponder what might not have been had the song actually been within reach for Blue Velvet. Fitting that all these years later, Twin Peaks concluded on a similar question followed by Cruise’s performance of ’The World Spins’…what happens if Laura Palmer was never murdered?
Listen: Julee Cruise - "Falling" (Demo Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5l0CczyiJg

Pre-Order: Julee Cruise - Three Demos
https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr3027-julee-cruise-three-demos
Julee Cruise
Three Demos
Sacred Bones Records
August 17, 2018
1. Floating (Demo)
2. Falling (Demo)
3. The World Spins (Demo)
Julee Cruise
The Voice of Love
Sacred Bones Records
August 17, 2018

1. This is Our Night
2. The Space For Love
3. Movin in on You
4. Friends for Life
5. Up In Flames
6. Kool Kat Walk
7. Until The End Of the World
8. She Would Die For Love
9. In My Other World
10. Questions in a world of Blue
11. The Voice of Love

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SIXTH ANNUAL 20TH STREET BLOCK PARTY ANNOUNCES RETURN TO SAN FRANCISCO’S MISSION DISTRICT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18


SIXTH ANNUAL 20TH STREET BLOCK PARTY ANNOUNCES
RETURN TO SAN FRANCISCO’S MISSION DISTRICT
ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

-- 2018 Event To Again Benefit Mission Language and Vocational School --

-- Food Lineup & Music Programming Announcements Coming Soon --

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 24, 2018) – Noise Pop is proud to announce today the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party will return to San Francisco’s Mission District on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As in previous years, the beloved Bay Area block party-style event is free to attend and will again benefit its 19th Street neighbors — the Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS), a nonprofit organization that has been a Mission staple for nearly 50 years.

The 20th Street corridor between Harrison and Bryant Streets will be transformed into a party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. In true 20th Street Block Party fashion, the music will bring some of the best acts from the Bay Area and beyond to the heart of San Francisco’s historic Mission District. Last year’s Block Party experienced its most successful event to-date with more than 22,000 guests in attendance and featured Neon Indian, Kilo Kish, Hoops, Sugar Candy Mountain, and The Tambo Rays, among others. Other notable past performers have included Mac Demarco, Chicano Batman, Miami Horror, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Two Gallants, Nick Waterhouse, Andrew St. James, and more. Stay tuned as the 2018 full music lineup will be announced later this summer.

20th Street Block Party guests will also enjoy an array of culinary delights from a highly curated selection of the Mission’s best restaurants and eateries. Last year’s delicious highlights included offerings from Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas, Bonito Poke, Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, FK Frozen Custard Bars, Flour + Water, Humphry Slocombe, Rollin' Deep (Little Star Pizza), Universal Café, and others. In addition to forthcoming announcements for the food and music lineups, more details will also be released on this year’s family-friendly Art Row activities, as well as the nonprofit vendors and partners set to participate.

Admission to the 20th Street Block Party is FREE, but donations are suggested. The event is open to the public, and food and drink will be available for purchase. VIP tickets will also be available in conjunction with the music lineup reveal, with VIP tickets including several exclusive offerings and perks.

For more information on 20th Street Block Party, please visit the Facebook Event Page and www.20thstreetblockparty.com. Event artwork was created by renowned artist Jason Jagel.

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ABOUT NOISE POP:
Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is one of the nation’s leading independent music promoters. Over the last 26 years Noise Pop’s namesake festival has provided exposure to some top emerging artists, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Grimes and more. Noise Pop also co-produces the celebrated Treasure Island Music Festival with Another Planet Entertainment. Noise Pop operates the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall, which includes Cafe du Nord, as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party. Additionally Noise Pop partners with various organizations, venues and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SFMOMA, MUTEK, California Sunday Magazine and California Academy of Sciences. Visit www.noisepopfest.com for more information.




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Watch Hot Snakes’ late night TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly

Watch Hot Snakes’ late night TV debut on
Last Call with Carson Daly
https://bit.ly/2IMNKye
North American tour dates 
resume on June 2nd


Stream Jericho Sirens
YouTube: https://youtu.be/a7or6-7QRog
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2js36gf
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2FGtYSl

Jericho Sirens is available now worldwide from Sub Pop Records

The 2018 return of conquering heroes Hot Snakes includes the band’s late night TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly, where they delivered blistering performances of Jericho Sirens singles “Six-Wave Hold Down,” “I Need a Doctor” and “Having Another,” filmed live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Watch now (seeMay 24th performance).  

Hot Snakes will resume their North American tour dates for 2018 on June 2nd in Seattle with an an appearance at the Upstream Music Fest, and continue through June 10th in Washington, DC at Union Stage.

Jun. 02 - Seattle, WA - Upstream Music Fest
Jun. 04 - New York City, NY - The Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Hall
Jun. 07 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jun. 08 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Jun. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Jun. 10 - Washington, DC - Union Stage

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A Perfect Circle Share 2D Clip of "TalkTalk" From Steven Sebring Hologram Film Version of Eat The Elephant

A PERFECT CIRCLE SHARE 2D CLIP OF “TALKTALK”
FROM STEVEN SEBRING DIRECTED HOLOGRAM FILM VERSION OF EAT THE ELEPHANT

COMPANION FILM VIEWABLE VIA PRISM INCLUDED IN DELUXE EAT THE ELEPHANTBOX SET
 
 
Click the image above to view the 2D version of “TalkTalk” or follow this link:https://aperfectcircle.lnk.to/TalkTalkVideoPR
 
 
Los Angeles – May 24, 2018 – A Perfect Circle share a 2D clip of “TalkTalk,” taken from the Steven Sebring (“Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band,” “Dream of Life”) directed companion film for the band’s recently released album, Eat The Elephant:https://aperfectcircle.lnk.to/TalkTalkVideoPR.

“It is very much a combined experience of the tactile and the visual. I come from an era where the physical pieces of music were something that you cherished… Something like this brings back that visual excitement for people,” said Maynard James Keenan in a recent interview withBillboard Magazine regarding the hologram film. The 58-minute hologram, which unfolds through the eyes of a young girl over the 12-song album arc, reveals itself when fans place the prism on their smartphones and enter a special code. The prism is part of the Eat The Elephant deluxe box set, which can be purchased via the band’s web store (https://aperfectcircle.lnk.to/ETEBoxSetPR).

“Having Maynard and Billy’s trust to create this for A Perfect Circle was a true artist’s dream,” said Sebring. “Their 14-year break allowed technology to catch up with their groundbreaking music and gave me the chance to apply new ideas of dimensional capture to this stunning album.”

Eat The Elephant debuted atop numerous Billboard charts, grabbing the #1 spot on the Rock, Independent and Alternative Albums’ charts, a #2 entry on the Top Current Albums chart (for pure album sales) and a #3 album debut on the Top 200. This is the band’s fourth consecutive Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200.

A Perfect Circle is in the midst of their first leg of U.S. tour dates in support of the 12-song album, having recently played Rock on the Range and Northern Invasion. The band heads to Europe in June for their first extensive tour of the continent since 2004.

A Perfect Circle tour dates:

May 25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
May 26 Dallas, TX BFD 2018 at Starplex Pavilion

June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark NorthSide Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 16 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle SOLD OUT
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Kastelsedijk
June 22 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle

October 20 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
October 22 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 24 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 30 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
November 1 Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum
November 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
November 6 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 17 Anaheim, CA The Theatre at Honda Center
November 18 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
November 20 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre

December 2 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Academy
December 3 Manchester, UK Victoria Warehouse
December 5 London, UK Wembley Arena Pavilion
December 7 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
December 13 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
December 15 Kraków, Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
December 16 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle
December 18 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 19 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
 
 
Click image above or follow this link to view more about the hologram version of Eat The Elephant:https://aperfectcircle.lnk.to/ETEunboxingPR
 
 
A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Greg Edwards (Failure, Autolux) is filling in for James Iha on all announced A Perfect Circle shows.

Eat The Elephant is available now: https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR.

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Photo credit: Tim Cadiente

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NPR's Here & Now Profiles Mt. Joy's Breakneck Success

NPR's Here & Now Profiles Mt. Joy's Breakneck Success

"Silver Lining" Breaks 10 Million Streams, Currently #3 on Triple A Radio, #25 Alternative Ahead of Massive Summer Tour, Austin
Mt. Joy's stellar 2018 just keeps going. Their "amiable, soaring" (NPR Music) single "Silver Lining" has cemented itself in the hearts and Spotify playlists of 1.3 million monthly listeners as it's surged to #3 on the Triple A Radio Charts and the Top 25 on Alternative Radio. It's a staggering build for the young band that Rolling Stone calls "your new folk-rock heroes."
Earlier this week, singer/guitarist Matt Quinn opened up on NPR's Here & Now, illustrating how Mt. Joy defied all expectations as they have risen from a ragtag project assembled on Craigslist to festival mainstays who've toured with Neko Case, The Head And The Heart, The Shins and more. Head to WBUR to discover Mt. Joy's unique rise, "streaming their way to success" with political earworms that wrestle with drug addiction, police brutality, a deadhead Jesus, and more.
And hear "Silver Lining" live on CONAN.
After selling out nearly every headlining show on a national tour this spring, Mt. Joy's relentless rise continues. They just soundtracked an onstage marriage proposal at Shaky Knees, and recently confirmed stops at Austin City Limits, Electric Forest, XPoNential Fest, Bumbershoot, Life is Beautiful, BottleRock, and more. The band are also preparing to make their first trip to the UK to play Paper Dress Vintage in London on July 18th, with other dates TBA. Find the full list of still-expanding dates below.
Mt. Joy's debut, self-titled LP is out now on Dualtone, with raves from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR Music, HuffPost, MAGNET, and others.
Raves for Mt. Joy
"Your new folk-rock heroes...on 'Silver Lining' they sing about friends they've lost to addiction and still kick a chorus that could raise the roof of a hockey arena." - Rolling Stone

"A welcome mix of knockabout likability and roof-raising grandeur." - NPR Music

"Richly textured...a major breakthrough." - Billboard

"Feel good indie-folk music that's also socially poignant...interesting and beautifully thought out pieces of music that have connected with fans all over." - HuffPost

"Thirteen tracks that capture the frustration and confusion of young adulthood in an age unlike any other in recorded history." - Substream, on 'Mt. Joy'
Tour Dates
5/22 - SDSU Open Air Theater - San Diego, CA **
5/23 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA **
5/24 - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA **
5/27 - BottleRock Music Festival - Napa, CA
6/8 - Hideout - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
6/9 - Hideout - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
6/12 - Great Scott - Allston, MA (SOLD OUT)
6/13 - The Hollow - Albany, NY
6/14 - ArtsRiot - Burlington, VT
6/15 - The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
6/16 - Liquid Art Festival - Hamilton, ON
6/18 - The HI-FI - Indianapolis, IN
6/19 - The Woodward Theater - Cincinnati, OH
6/20 - The Burl - Lexington, KY
6/22 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI
6/24 - The Beacham - Orlando, FL
6/25 - Grey Eagle - Ashville, NC
6/28 - Sonic Lunch - Ann Arbor, MI
6/30 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI
7/6 - KTHX Rollin' On The River at Wingfield Park Amphitheater - Reno, NV
7/07-08 - High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy CA
7/10 - SOhO - Santa Barbara, CA
7/18 - Paper Dress Vintage - London, UK
7/25 - The Music Box (91X's Inspired By Music Series) - San Diego, CA
7/27 - KRBZ Buzz Beach Festival / Providence Medical Center - Bonner Springs, KS
7/29 - XpoNential Music Festival - Camden, NJ
8/18 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
8/23 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
8/24 - Nickel Plate District Amphitheater - Fishers, IN *
8/31-9/02 - Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle, WA
9/06 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
9/07 - Majestic Live - Madison, WI
9/10 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI
9/11 - Tralf Music Hall - Buffalo, NY
9/13 - The 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
9/15-16 - Waterfront Park, Grand Point North Festival - Burlington, VT
9/18 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
9/21 - Life is Beautiful Festival - Las Vegas, NV
9/25 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
9/26 - Royale - Boston, MA
9/27 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
9/29 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
10/1 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
10/2 - Visulite Theater - Charlotte, NC
10/3 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
10/4 - Saturn - Birmingham, AL
10/5-7 & 10/12-14 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX

* Support for Houndmouth
** Support for The Head and The Heart

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Downtown Boys share cover of Selena’s “Fotos Y Recuerdos” + European tour dates June 1st-9th

Downtown Boys share cover of Selena’s 
“Fotos Y Recuerdos”

YouTube: https://youtu.be/GO-KkVgxhK4
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IJcThn
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2s5ytC4


European festival and headlining dates
June 1st-June 9th

To celebrate their European tour next week, Downtown Boys have shared their rendition of “Fotos Y Recuerdos” [listen here].  Originally recorded by The Pretenders as “Back in the Chain Gang,”  the song was then covered - with Spanish lyrics - and further popularized by the late Tejano queen, Selena.

Downtown Boys, in a group statement, say of the track: "Fotos y recuerdos translates to photos and memories. The original singer of this version of song, Selena Quintanilla, reminds us that, while it often feels like history repeats itself, our mystic chords of memories - even memories of thoughts - become part our protection. Our most gracious fotos and recuerdos break history repeating itself by being endless. And yours can be for you and no one else."

“Fotos Y Recuerdos” was recorded during the Cost of Living recording sessions with Guy Picciotto and Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

Downtown Boys will resume their European tour schedule in support of Cost of Living next week. The dates span June 1st in Düdingen, Switzerland at Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival through June 9th at Hilavrenbeek, Netherlands’ Best Kept Secret Festival.

Jun. 01 - Düdingen, CH - Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
Jun. 02 - Trento, IT - Urma Festival
Jun. 03 - Milan, IT - Zuma Festival
Jun. 04 - Brescia, IT - Latteria Molly
Jun. 05 - Torino, Italy - Blah Blah
Jun. 06 - Ravenna, IT - Beaches Brew Festival
Jun. 07 - Genova, IT - Teatro Al Trove
Jun. 09 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival

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Liza Anne Releases New Video For "Kid Gloves" Fall European Tour Kicks Off 9/18 In Paris

Liza Anne Releases New Video For "Kid Gloves"

Fall European Tour Kicks Off 9/18 In Paris
"A comforting weapon against the turbulence of the human mind." -DIY

From her third solo album, 'Fine But Dying,' out now on Arts & Crafts, Liza Anne releases the new video for 'Kid Gloves'

A feminist anthem, "Kid Gloves," explores the misconception that, as a woman, you are automatically viewed as fragile, vulnerable and need protecting. "I'm not too fragile to touch, I don't need your Kid Gloves," Liza declares. The track, with a drum beat as defiant as it's message, encourages young women everywhere to project their inner power.

The single is taken from her newly released album 'Fine But Dying' which explores issues that women confront daily, as well as mental health and anxiety issues. A deeply introspective record, 'Fine But Dying' marks Liza Anne as strikingly confessional songwriter, sound tracked to music that is suggestive of Courtney Barnett and First Aid Kit. 

In support of the new record, Liza Anne is currently coming to the end of her US tour, and today announces that she will return to Europe in the fall. 

'FINE BUT DYING' TRACK LIST
1. Paranoia
2. Small Talks
3. Panic Attack
4. Socks
5. Closest To Me
6. Turn For The Worse
7. Kid Gloves
8. Control
9. Get By
10. I Love You, But I Need Another Year
11. I'm Tired, You're Lonely

BUY/STREAM 'FINE BUT DYING'


LIZA ANNE TOUR DATES
5/14 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
6/01 - Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI
6/02 - 6/03 - Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music and Arts Festival
6/06 - Haddon Heights, NJ @ Sundown Music Series
6/18 - Nashville, TN @ Musicians Corner at Centennial Park
7/3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 2018
7/6 - Quebec City, QC @ Festival D'Ete De Quebec
7/7 - Ottowa, ON @ Ottowa Bluesfest
9/19 - Paris, France @ Supersonic
9/20 - Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun Cafe 
9/23 - Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
9/25 - Haldren, Germany @ Haldern Pop-Bar
9/26 - London, UK @ Courtyard Theatre
9/27 - Manchester, UK @ Castle Hotel
9/30 - Belfast, UK @ East Side Tavern
10/1 - Dublin, Ireland @ Katy's Bar 

MORE INFO ON LIZA ANNE
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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The Beach Boys Kick off 2018 "Now & Then" Tour Across the U.S. and U.K.

THE BEACH BOYS EMBARK ON "NOW & THEN" SUMMER TOUR
 
Beach Boys to Receive the National Artistic Achievement Award at
A Capitol Fourth in Washington D.C. Celebration

Band Launches Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel for
Sirius XM Radio Channel on Memorial Day Weekend 
 

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 23, 2018 - The Beach Boys, "America's Band," are set to bring their iconic Southern Californian sound worldwide with the launch of their 2018 "Now & Then" Tour. Kicking off May 25th in Springfield, IL, the highly-anticipated tour will feature the band's biggest hits and beloved fan favorites, such as "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo," "I Get Around," and many more, with performances spanning across Canada, Ireland, and England. 


To add to the exciting summer tour, the band will be honored for their extraordinary musical career as the fifth-ever recipient of the National Artistic Achievement Award on July 4th.The Beach Boys joinpast honorees including Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder,Reba McEntire and John Williams. Longtime Beach Boys' friend and frequent collaborator, John Stamos, will be presenting the prestigious award to the group followed by a performance on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for PBS's "A Capitol Fourth," which Stamos will also host.   The 4th of July celebration airs live on PBS from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET for the millions of viewers at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. 

"This is an extraordinary recognition for our band," said Mike Love, Co-founder, songwriter and lead singer of The Beach Boys. "We are grateful to everyone involved with A Capitol Fourth for this beautiful honor. The Beach Boys have been synonymous with 4th of July and performing on the West Lawn for decades now. It is an enormous source of pride. This summer our music will be filling amphitheaters and music festivals, and amplified by our friends at Sirius XM. It's going to be a summer to remember." 

In addition, The Beach Boys are launching a Sirius XM radio channel (Channel 4) that will debut Memorial Day Weekend- Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel. The channel will feature not only the band's hits and rarities, it will also include guest DJs and stories from original band members who will be discussing song inspiration, their careers and lives on the road and of course, a whole lot of fun, fun, fun. Subscribers will hear alternative and live versions of their favorite songs, rare rehearsal takes, and anecdotes about The Beach Boys from other musicians and celebrities. Listener requests will be taken on 833-FUNFUNFUN.

The band also recently announced a new album, The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be released worldwide by Capitol/Ume on June 8th. The album pairs The Beach Boys' original vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

The Grammy® Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with musical director Scott TottenJeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim BonhommeJohn Cowsill, and Keith Hubacher, continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys continue to perform over 150 dates per year worldwide.

The "Now & Then" Tour comes at a particularly prolific time for Mike Love. He recently published a New York Times best-selling memoir and in November 2017,Love released Unleash the Love, an album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys' classics. 

Tickets to see The Beach Boys on tour are now on sale.  VIP package offerings are available for every show and include a Meet & Greet, autographed books, and exclusive memorabilia. Please visit mikelove.com or thebeachboys.com for purchase. 


**John Stamos will join The Beach Boys for select tour dates throughout the summer, starting in June.**

THE BEACH BOYS SUMMER TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
05/25    Springfield, IL                              Springfield Sliders Stadium                          
05/26    Herrin, IL                                     HerrinFesta Italiana
06/01    Omaha, NE                                  Holland Performing Arts Center
06/02    Omaha, NE                                  Holland Performing Arts Center
06/03    Omaha, NE                                  Holland Performing Arts Center
06/05    Grand Forks, ND                         Chester Fritz Auditorium
06/06    Sioux Falls, SD                            Mary W. Sommervold Hall at Washington Pavilion
06/07    La Crosse, WI                              La Crosse Center
06/08    Wausau,                                       Grand Theatre
06/15    East Molesey, United Kingdom   Hampton Court Palace Festival
06/16    East Molesey, United Kingdom   Hampton Court Palace Festival  
06/17    Dublin, Ireland                             Bord Gais Energy Theatre
06/18    Belfast, Ireland                            Waterfront Hall Auditorium
06/22    Reno, NV                                     Silver Legacy Casino
06/23    Pala, CA                                       Starlight Theater
06/30    Timmins, Canada                         Stars and Thunder Festival
07/01    San Rafael, CA                            Marin County Fair
07/13    Fishers, IN                                   Conner Prairie
07/14    Fishers, IN                                   Conner Prairie
07/15    Fort Wayne, IN                            Foellinger Theatre
07/17    Interlochen, MI                            Kresge Auditorium
07/18    Sylvania, OH                               Centennial Terrace
07/19    Sterling Heights, MI                    Michigan Lottery Amphitheater
07/20    Rama, Canada                             Casino Rama
07/21    Kemptville, Canada                     Kemptville Live Musical Festival  
07/22    Edmonton, Canada                      Edmonton Northlands Grounds
07/27     New Buffalo, MI                        Four Winds Casino
08/02    Fredericksburg, VA                     Marks & Harrison Amphitheater  
08/03    Selbyville, DE                             The Freeman Stage
08/04    Lancaster, PA (2:30 PM)             American Music Theatre
08/04     Lancaster, PA (7:30 PM)            American Music Theatre
08/05    Bethel, NY                                   Bethel Woods Center
08/07    Nichols, NY                                 Tioga Downs
08/08    Cohasset, MA                              South Shore Music Circus
08/09    Hampton Beach, NH                   Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/10    Hampton Beach, NH                   Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/11    Hyannis, MA (3:30 PM)             Cape Cod Melody Tent
08/11    Hyannis, MA (7:30 PM)             Cape Cod Melody Tent
08/12    Webster, MA                               Indian Ranch Amphitheatre
08/14    Bethlehem, PA                            Sands Bethlehem Event Center
08/15    Ridgefield, CT                            Ridgefield Playhouse
08/20     Ocean City, NJ (6:00 PM)         Ocean City Music Pier
08/20     Ocean City, NJ (8:30 PM)         Ocean City Music Pier
08/21     Ocean City, NJ (6:00 PM)         Ocean City Music Pier
08/21     Ocean City, NJ (8:30 PM)         Ocean City Music Pier
08/25     Franklin, WI                              Milwaukee County Sports Center
08/27     St. Paul, MN                              Minnesota State Fair
09/16     Saratoga, CA                              The Mountain Winery
09/21     Santa Barbara, CA                     The Granada Theatre


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