Joan Jett Teams Up With Z2 Comics For Graphic Anthology

Joan Jett and Z2 Comics will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Bad Reputation” and “I Love Rock n’ Roll” with a new graphic anthology. That book, which will be available this fall, was put together by various female creators including Tara McPherson.

The following was said about the release:

“‘Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – 40×40: Bad Reputation/I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ is written and drawn by some of the most renowned female creators from around the world, and is available for preorder now for a fall release in softcover and hardcover editions at finer comic shops, book and record stores worldwide. Exclusively available through Z2’s web site in limited quantities are the deluxe and super deluxe versions, packaged with exclusive vinyl, art prints and much more. To celebrate this 40th anniversary, a ‘platinum edition’ is available in an extremely limited quantity of just 40 units and includes a new Epiphone guitar, gig bag and signed certificate of authenticity.”

Carianne Brinkman, president of Blackheart, commented

“When we began working with Z2 Comics on ‘Joan Jett And The Blackhearts 40 x 40’ for the 40th Anniversary of ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Bad Reputation’, we reflected on all the rejection and opposition Joan faced from the industry as a woman with a guitar, especially at the beginning of her career. Luckily, she blocked out the noise and showed the doubters she could do it herself. The comic world, much like the rock ‘n’ roll world, is fairly underrepresented in terms of women, particularly in the mainstream. We thought this was a great opportunity to celebrate comic writers and illustrators who happen to be women, and who, like Joan, are constantly being asked what it’s like to be ‘a woman…’ in their respective industries. We are so excited to bring these amazing artists and writers together to celebrate this milestone anniversary.”

McPherson added:

“Joan Jett is the epitome of a rock ‘n’ roll icon and a powerful force of a woman. When I was young and teaching myself how to play bass and starting bands, she was such an inspiration to me, and I know to so many other girls as well. She’s a fierce woman making no apologies, showing females they have a place in rock!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Postpone Stadium Tour To 2022

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have postponed their stadium tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022. The following statement was issued:

“To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022. This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans. It is going to be one for the history books!”

2022 Tour Dates:

06/16 Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park
06/18 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/19 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
06/22 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
06/24 Flushing, NY – Citifield
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
06/28 Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
06/30 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
07/02 Jacksonville, FL – Tiaa Bank Field
07/05 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/12 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/14 Cleveland, OH – Firstenergy Stadium
07/15 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
07/17 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
07/19 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/06 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/10 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/14 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
08/19 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/21 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
08/27 Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
08/28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
08/31 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park

Joan Jett Performs Cover Of T. Rex’s “Jeepster” On “The Late Late Show With James Corden”

Joan Jett recently performed her cover of T. Rex’s “Jeepster” on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” You can see footage of that below. Jett’s version of the track appears on the new Marc Bolan tribute album, “AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex,” which is available now.

Watch Video For Joan Jett’s Cover Of T. Rex’s “Jeepster”

Joan Jett has shared a video for her cover of T. Rex’s “Jeepster.” This track is from the new Marc Bolan tribute album, “AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex,” which will be released on September 4.

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Announce Rescheduled Dates For Upcoming Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their upcoming stadium tour. This news comes after the trek was recently postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 Tour Dates:

06/19 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
06/21 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
06/24 Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
06/26 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/27 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
07/03 Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Field
07/06 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
07/15 Flushing, NY – Citi Field
07/17 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07/18 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07/20 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/22 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/07 Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/09 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/12 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/15 Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
08/17 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
08/24 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
08/28 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
08/29 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
09/03 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
09/04 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
09/07 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/10 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
09/12 San Diego, CA – Petco Park

The following statement was issued:

“We are excited to share our new dates for The Stadium Tour. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show date, you will receive an email from your ticket provider or you can visit livenation.com/refund. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!”

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Officially Postpone Summer Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have officially postponed their summer stadium tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s an official statement:

“We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly. Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year.“

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Are “Weighing All Options” Regarding Summer Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have issued a statement regarding the status of their summer stadium tour. It seems very unlikely that the trek will continue as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the bands are still “weighing all options.” Here’s an official statement:

“We wanted to reach out to all of our amazing fans and let you know that we’ve been hard at work preparing an amazing show. Our priority during this unprecedented time is to make sure that we are being as thoughtful and responsible as possible in the decisions we are making regarding The Stadium Tour and that we are putting the fans’ health, well being and safety first and foremost. We are currently weighing all options and are awaiting further direction from the powers that be. Our goal is to have an official update to everyone by June 1 outlining exactly how we will proceed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see you all again.“

Watch Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Perform “I Hate Myself For Loving You” On Rolling Stone’s “In My Room” Music Series

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts recently performed “I Hate Myself For Loving You” on Rolling Stone and Gibson’s “In My Room” series. You can check that out below and bid on a number of signature guitars autographed by various artists, including an ES-339 signed by Jett, on CharityBuzz.com.

[via Rolling Stone]

Alice Cooper And Joan Jett And The Blackhearts To Perform As Part Of “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” Benefit Show

Alice Cooper and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts will be performing as part of the “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” benefit show to raise money for the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The event will air on Fox 8 WJW on April 15 at 7 p.m. and it will also feature: Jason Mraz, Ben Folds with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Michael Stanley, and more. Members of the fund will also match $50,000 for viewer donations during the show.

Watch Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Perform “Light Of Day” While In Quarantine

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts recently performed “Light Of Day” while quarantining in their individual homes. The clip originally aired on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and has since been shared online: