Rock Father Musicbot 6000 here with an update on THE WHO. Yes, THE WHO!
THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).
ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON have announced a team-up of demonic proportions for the TWINS OF EVIL TOUR, which will make it's way through the U.S. and Europe this fall. J DEVIL, the alter-ego of KORN frontman JONATHAN DAVIS will open each show with a DJ Set.
Currently in the midst of a run of European tour dates--including a performance at the UK’s 10th annual Download Festival--Dropkick Murphys have announced a September 21 show at Boston’s Bank Of American Pavilion waterfront amphitheatre as part of their “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Tour.” Additional September tour dates will be announced soon.
Musicbot 6000 with breaking news just into Rock Father HQ...
This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK, will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1 in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.
It's only Tuesday, yet still a fair amount of music news has been hitting my inbox here at Rock Father HQ. While I can't say anything has been completely mind-blowing, there's enough here for an early-edition of The Random Rock N' More, the column where I fire off quick one-line updates on a bunch of artists. If you want to dig deeper, a link is provided. As always, this hits on all areas of 'rock' from indie and folk to black metal and grindcore - "Music for Grown-ups" that wouldn't be featured on the homepage of The Rock Father™ site. Everything is fair game. Here's your Random Rock for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials contacted The Rock Father™ last night to announce the seventh major performer slated for Summerfest 2012. Boston rockers AEROSMITH will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 pm along with Chicago's CHEAP TRICK as special guests.
AEROSMITH will perform the Summerfest date as part of The Global Warming Tour, which is also being announced today.