Archive for the 'Music Festivals' Category

14 Aug

Imagine Dragons Anti-Gun Violence Festival

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons has proposed and anti-gun violence festival and several artists have already signed on.  Dan  writes in a Twitter post

“With the failure of WOODSTOCK I pose this question. What artists/speakers are willing to play for free (we get some corporate dollars to cover crew costs and travel etc) to put on a festival raising money for organizations that are fighting for new legislation regarding gun laws.”

“We are gonna DO this I promise you that. This isn’t political. This is a festival about our people being KILLED. It needs to stop. And honestly. It’s gonna take our artists and people of influence stepping up. Because lawmakers ARE NOT.”

I’ll be keeping watch on a date and will post it when I see it.

#DanReynolds #ImagineDragons #MusicNewsTidBits #MusicNews

25 Jun

Bonnaroo…Sold Out

Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly Entertainment who started Bonnaroo, wont be part of the Festival after 2019.  Back in 2015 Live Nation purchased a controlling interest in the festival and kept Farman on until this year.  Now it plans to purchase the rest of the festival from the remaining minority owners.  Going forward the festival will be produced by AC Entertainment and C3 Presents, which of course Live Nation owns.

25 Jun

New Festival in Vegas

Las Vegas has a new festival in town.  Day N Vegas happens for the first time this November 1 – 3 and will mainly have Hip-Hop artists.  Here’s the top 3 groups performing each night:

Friday – J.Cole (headline), Lil Uzi Vert, Juice Wrld

Saturday – Travis Scott (headline), Migos, 21 Savage

Sunday – Kendrick Lamar (headline), Tyler, The Creator, Schoolboy Q

Other artists joining in is Miguel, Lil Nas X, Brockhampton, Kali Uchis and many others.  Tickets don’t go on sale until June 28 but if you like, you can sign up for pre-sale tickets when they become available at: DayNVegas

For me, there are really only a few hip-hop artists in this Festival.  The rest are Soundcloud ‘rappers’.  I mean, there are literally 12 ‘lil’ rappers listed on the lineup.   Looks like its going to be a very young crowd.


23 Jun

Float Fest is Canceled

Honestly I haven’t heard much about this festival in Texas but it sure seems like a lot of fun. Unfortunately for 2019, the festival has been canceled. Festival Organizers had this to say:

“With weather, Gonzales County (where the festival is) saw an extraordinary amount of rain in May and June. Although the site cleared, the rain created delays of construction. We want to provide a first class experience to our fans, therefore we will be finishing out the site so that it is ready for the festival in 2020.” Float Fest

14 Jun

Phish Radio on SiriusXM

Beginning today, June 14, 2019, Phish is launching their own station on SiriusXM called Phish Radio on Channel 29.  The first broadcast is their live performance from Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  Page McConnell had this to say:

“My bandmates and I are thrilled to have a home at SiriusXM where Phish fans can hear music from over three decades of us making music together.  We’re excited to make Phish Radio an extension of who we are as a band and a welcome home for fans old and new.”

07 Jun

Slipknot Streaming Their Concert!

If you’re a Slipknot fan, you’ll be excited for this Sunday, June 9th at 4:45 ET. Slipknot will be performing in Germany at the Rock am Ring Festival and will live stream it on YouTube live.

Here’s the link to it:

05 Jun

Wilco Touring Again

Wilcos last tour was back in 2017 but Jeff Tweedy has been busy on some solo tours and various projects.  The tour will begin later this year beginning on October 8th in Toronto, ON and the following is the remainder of the tour dates:

Tue. Oct. 8 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (w/ special guest Lord Huron)

Thu. Oct. 10 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre

Fri. Oct. 11 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre

Sat. Oct. 12 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

Tue. Oct. 15 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

Wed. Oct. 16 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Fri. Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Sat. Oct. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre

Sun. Oct. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House

Tue. Oct. 22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

Wed. Oct. 23 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory

Fri. Oct. 25 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center

Sat. Oct. 26 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sun. Oct. 27 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sat. Jan. 18 – Tue. Jan. 21 – Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel

04 Jun

Chaos at Governors Ball Festival!

The Governors Ball happened this past weekend (May 31-June 2) and they had to shut down on the third day due to weather.  They checked the weather service and they said storms were being held off by a cold front.  Sure enough the weather came in and a lot of the third days entertainment had to to be canceled.   

Here’s the statement by Governors Ball:

11 May

Music Cruise – Megadeth

This year during October 13 – 18, 2019 Megadeth will have its inaugural  MegaCruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship the Norwegian Jewel!  I can’t believe the lineup.  Imagine being on the ship with these crazies:

Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Queensryche, Suicidal Tendencies, Dragonforce, Overkill, Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity, Devildriver, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, Sacred Reich, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, Toothgrinder, Metalachi, Mecanix.

This sounds like pure debauchery and tons of fun.

Check out all the details with the link below.

Megadeth’s MegaCruise


01 Jul

Lilith Cancels 10 Shows

Bummer if you are going to any of these. Nettwerk Music Group has canceled 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. You can get a refund from the place you purchased your tickets they say. Lilith co-founder Terry McBride says:

“We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons with many tours being canceled outright. Everyone involved with the tour would like to apologize to the fans and artists scheduled to play in these markets, and express appreciation for all the support for the festival’s return. Lilith remains the only tour of its kind, and we are confident that fans will be amazed by what each date has to offer.”

Here are the canceled dates:

Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City (July 12)
Bell Centre in Montreal (July 23)
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, N.C. (Aug. 4)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 6)
Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Aug. 10)
1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 11)
Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham in Pelham, Ala. (Aug. 12)
Austin, Texas (Aug. 14)
the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas (Aug. 15) Center in Dallas (Aug. 16).

07 Jun

Wolfmother Pulls Out of Download Festival

Apparently there is a sickness in the band so Wolfmother have pulled out of the Download Festival. Looks like Killswitch Engage has been their replacement.

14 Apr

70000tons Of Metal Cruise

Alright you might have already heard about the 70000tons Of Metal Cruise that’s sailing on January 24, 2011. Well if you haven’t, you’re gonna now. It’s leaving on January 24, 2011 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and won’t be coming back until 4 days later on January 28, 2011. So far the bands confirmed are Amon Amarth, Epica, Finntroll, Moonspell, Obituary, Raven, Saxon, Sodom, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Swashbuckle, Trouble, Uli Jon Roth and Witchburner. And now Bay Area greats Death Angel have been added to the list.

There will be a total of 40 bands on this cruise and with nowhere to really hide out (except your room) everyone will be hanging out together; fans and bands. Tickets start at $666 plus $249 taxes and fees per person. Check more out at

13 Apr

Wilco Festival!

Wilco has started their very own festival called ‘The Solid Sound Festival’ and will debut from August 13-15 at MASS MoCa in North Adams, MA. Its a three day festival of music, comedy, art, interactivity and much more. Not only will Wilco play but also all the band members various side project bands like Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore and others. Tickets are on sale now through and

23 Mar

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Set

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has finally announced when their 2010 event will take place. From July 5th – 11th the event will feature panels, films, theater and independent performances all throughout the week. Executive Director West Jackson says:

“We have been fortunate enough to host the Festival along the beautiful Brooklyn coast line since our second year [2006]. When the word came down that our home, Empire Fulton Ferry State Park was being closed for renovation we began to work closely with Regina Meyer and the good people at The Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation. I am excited that not only are we returning to the Tobacco Warehouse for our Main Day, July 10th but have also added Brooklyn Bridge Plaza and New Dock Street. This increased space will allow us to produce two separate stages as well as build a large marketplace for our vendors.”

More info to come.

16 Mar

The Strokes New Album and Lollapalooza

Julian Casablancas recently confirmed that The Strokes will be playing at Lollapalooza and that their fourth album will be out in September. He says

“I’ve written a lot of melodies for it, but the other guys have also contributed a lot more: melodies, choruses, parts. It’s way more collaborative. So it’ll have a different feel than our other albums.”


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