ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary North American Tour

ZZ Top have announced a 50th anniversary North American tour. The trek will include a number of dates with Cheap Trick and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Tour Dates:

Aug. 16 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre*
Aug. 17 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino Theater
Aug. 20 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
Aug. 21 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle*
Aug. 23 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre**
Aug. 24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion**
Aug. 25 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
Aug. 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
Aug. 28 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 01 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
Sep. 04 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion”
Sep. 06 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sep. 07 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sep. 08 – Sterling Heights, MI-Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
Sep. 10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights*
Sep. 11 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
Sep. 13 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City BikeFest
Sep. 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
Sep. 18 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
Sep. 19 – Wamtagh. NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Sep. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
Sep. 22 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
Oct. 05 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
Oct. 06 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
Oct. 09 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium*
Oct. 11 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center*
Oct. 12 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Oct. 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre*
Oct. 15 – Augusta, GA – The James Brown Arena*
Oct. 16 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
Oct. 18 – Estero FL – Hertz Arena*
Oct. 19 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Oct. 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*

* with Cheap Trick
** with Lynyrd Skynyrd


UFO Announce Final U.S. Tour

Last year, UFO frontman Phil Mogg revealed that he will be retiring after the band’s 50th anniversary tour. Now, the group have officially announced the dates for their final U.S. tour. Here’s where you can catch them:

10/10 Anaheim, CA – The Grove (with Armored Saint)
10/11 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (with Armored Saint)
10/24 Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
10/25 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/26 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/27 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
10/30 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/31 Staten Island, NY – St George Theater (with Blue Öyster Cult)
11/01 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak (with Blue Öyster Cult)
11/02 Uncasville, CT – Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun

Led Zeppelin Begin 50th Anniversary Celebration With Three New Digital Releases

Led Zeppelin have officially kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration. with three new digital releases including: “Led Zeppelin X Led Zeppelin”, “An Introduction To Led Zeppelin”, and a digital version of the band’s recent Record Store Day release. Those are now available on all digital download and streaming platforms.

“Led Zeppelin X Led Zeppelin” features 30 songs spanning all eight of the band’s eight studio albums, along with the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll”, which was originally released as a 7 inch on Record Store Day.

Track Listing:

01. “Immigrant Song”
02. “Rock And Roll” (Sunset Sound Mix)
03. “Whole Lotta Love”
04. “Black Dog”
05. “Stairway To Heaven”
06. “Good Times Bad Times”
07. “Going To California”
08. “Ramble On”
09. “Kashmir”
10. “Over The Hills And Far Away”
11. “Hey Hey What Can I Do”
12. “D’Yer Maker”
13. “When The Levee Breaks”
14. “All My Love”
15. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
16. “Heartbreaker”
17. “Dazed And Confused”
18. “The Song Remains The Same”
19. “Fool In The Rain”
20. “The Ocean”
21. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
22. “Houses Of The Holy”
23. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
24. “Misty Mountain Hop”
25. “Communication Breakdown”
26. “Thank You”
27. “No Quarter”
28. “Trampled Under Foot”
29. “I Can’t Quit You Babe”
30. “In The Evening”

“An Introduction To Led Zeppelin” contains 10 tracks and as the title suggests it essentially offers people an introduction to the band.

Track Listing:

01. “Immigrant Song”
02. “Rock and Roll (Sunset Sound Mix)”
03. “Whole Lotta Love”
04. “Black Dog”
05. “Stairway To Heaven”
06. “Good Times Bad Times”
07. “Going To California”
08. “Ramble On”
09. “Kashmir”
10. “Over the Hills And Far Away”

The digital version of the band’s Record Store Day release comes with the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends” and the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll”.

Richie Faulkner On Judas Priest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: “It Is Going To Be Something Everyone Will Remember”

Rob Halford previously said Judas Priest were putting together a special celebration for their 50th anniversary next year. Now, during a chat with Metal Kaoz, Richie Faulkner was asked about the band’s plans and he responded with the following:

“Obviously, I do have some idea of what is being talked about, but it is at the very early stages at the moment and I do not want to give anything away. But as Rob said, this is a fantastic milestone for the band and, again, the fans have put PRIEST there for all this time. This acknowledges the fans more than anything, so it will be all about giving back to them; an event that the fans will really remember. It is in progress and we are talking about what we want to do, but in true JUDAS PRIEST fashion, it is going to be something everyone will remember. We want to give back to the fans because, as I said, they have put the band there for nearly 50 years and they are still coming to the shows, they still love the band, so yeah, it will be something special.

AXS TV To Celebrate Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary With Classic Concerts, Interviews. Etc.

AXS TV will be celebrating Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary this September with a number of classic concerts, interviews, and documentaries every Tuesday at 10 p.m ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. The month will conclude with a “Saturday Stack” block on September 29 starting at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.

Here’s the full schedule:

“Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary Celebration”:

September 4 – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
September 11 – “The Song Remains The Same” (1976)
September 18 – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
September 25 – “The Big Interview with Dan Rather: Robert Plant” (2018)

“Saturday Stack: Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary” – September 29:

1:00 p.m. ET – “Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation” (2006)
2:00 p.m. ET – “The Big Interview With Dan Rather: Robert Plant” (2018)
3:00 p.m. ET – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
5:00 p.m. ET – “Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters – Live at David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption” (2016)
6:00 p.m. ET – “The Song Remains The Same” (1976)
8:30 p.m. ET – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
10:30 p.m. ET – “The Song Remains The Same” (1976)

Rob Halford Says Judas Priest Will Commemorate Their 50th Anniversary With A Special Celebration In 2019

During an interview with Sara Parker of Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR, Rob Halford revealed that Judas Priest are planning a special celebration for their 50th anniversary next year. He said the following:

“We are, yes. We’re already having these discussions every now and again in the band and with our label and with our promoters and management. We have some ideas and when we get close to [having something to announce], we’ll let you guys know.”

“It’s gonna be a great year. What a celebration. Another incredible milestone for Judas Priest that we’re looking forward to sharing with everybody.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Aerosmith Reportedly Planning To Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary With 2019 Las Vegas Residency

According to Best Classic Bands, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has revealed that the band will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Las Vegas residency. He confirmed the news during a live interview on “Fab Fourum” on SiriusXM’s Beatles Channel. The official announcement will be made during the group’s August 15 appearance on the “Today” show.


Perry said the following:

“We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring. What we want to do is something that I haven’t seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place. We want to do something different. We’re in the middle of the production now. What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.”

He continued:

“I feel like we’ve been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back, so the production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: a hardcore rock and roll band.

“We’re having almost weekly conversations about the production and how we’re gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see. I haven’t been this excited about a project with Aerosmith in quite a while.”