Concert News

ASIA’s ‘Heat Of The Moment’ With New Album ‘Gravitas’

April 21st, 2014 3:30pm EDT
ASIA’s ‘Heat Of The Moment’ With New Album ‘Gravitas’
British progressive 80s rock supergroup, ASIA is back with a brand new album, "Gravitas" (Frontiers Records) (derived from the Latin meaning ‘dignity.’) It’s currently available in four formats as a CD, the deluxe edition with the CD/DVD containing the music video for their track, ‘Valkyrie’ a CD with a bonus track and a special edition Japanese import.

Their last album, “XXX” was released last year.

Asia has announced U.S. fall tour dates in support of their new album with more dates expected to be announced soon! Their current lineup features John Wetton, (bass, vocals), Carl Palme...
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Styx Lawrence Gowan:'We're Pumped Up About The Soundtrack of Summer Tour!'

April 9th, 2014 11:35pm EDT
Styx
The Soundtrack of Summer Tour featuring, Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder is fast approaching and it's expected to be the ultimate rock and roll extravaganza of the summer season. The guys are teaming up with the 'Juke Box Heroes' and a former Eagle. They're all long-time friends.

Styx's current lineup features Lawrence Gowan, (keyboards, vocals), Tommy Shaw (lead guitar, vocals), James 'JY' Young (vocals, guitar) Todd Sucherman, (drums), Ricky Phillips, (bass) and occasionally their old friend and original bassist, Chuck Panozzo.

Styx's own lead-vocalist-keyboardist Lawrence Gowan spoke t...
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A Conversation With Carl Palmer

April 3rd, 2014 12:14pm EDT
Carl Palmer
Legendary drummer, Carl Palmer of ASIA and formerly of Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP); has a new CD entitled, 'Carl, Do Ya Wanna Play?' as well as the 120-minute 'Decade' DVD. Carl will be one of the featured performers aboard The Monsters of Rock and The Moody Blues Cruise: Return to the Isle of Wight April 2-7. I had the opportunity to speak with him before he left for Miami about his career, the cruises, and his projects.

“This anthology is a re-release with some updates on it taken from the 'Working Live' selection and the 'Decade' DVD is about 13 years old now; it was a complete summar...
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Foreigner: Legendary Icons Rocked The Capitol Theatre

February 24th, 2014 5:34pm EST
Foreigner:  Legendary Icons Rocked The Capitol Theatre
Legendary classic rockers, Foreigner performed for a sold-out audience at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday night, (Feb 22) and they were smokin' hot!

Before the concert, all the VIPs (including myself) were treated to an intimate up-close and personal acoustic set at the theatre’s smaller venue and bar, Garcia’s and got our photos taken with the band! They were fantastic! The sound system company, Bose was there to film and get some local fan reaction about the concert.

During the main event of the night, the band was 20-minutes late. Their adoring fans didn’t ...
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Beyonce Kisses Madonna's Daughter During Brooklyn Concert

December 20th, 2013 7:00pm EST
Beyonce Kisses Mercy James
Beyonce kissed Madonna's adorable daughter Mercy James during a concert at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday night.

During the last stop of her "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour, the pop star planted on the 9-year-old girl's forehead, and her proud mama was there to capture the moment.

"Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B!" Madonna wrote on instagram with an accompanying photo.

Madonna also posted a photo of Beyonce performing, writing: "Mrs. Carter crushes the BK with her bad ass show! Girls run the world! #srtforfreedom"

Madonna has four children - 17-yea...
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'The Voice's' Caroline Glaser Releases New EP

December 19th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Caroline Glaser
It's only been just over two months since we last talked to Caroline Glaser, but she's been busy launching the next phase of her career. This Tuesday, she released her first EP, Caroline Glaser: Vol. 1, and she's spending the winter on tour. BFTV snagged a few minutes yesterday with Caroline to catch up on these latest developments.

Caroline called us in the middle of touring; she's been opening for the a cappella group Straight No Chaser since mid-October, and will be with them through the end of the year. "We share managers, so that's kind of how this gig happened," she explained, adding...
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Concert Review: Pearl Jam Live In Texas (Photos)

November 21st, 2013 12:45pm EST
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The mighty Pearl Jam arrived in Dallas, 11/15/2013 to play the sold out show at The American Airlines Center. Headlining their latest album “Lightning Bolt,” Pearl Jam came to make some noise. While the band did indeed make some “noise,” they were shortly overpowered by the menacing shrieks of their faithful fans; fans deriving all the way from Houston and Austin to even far away places like Guatemala and Europe. Pearl Jam, a band who hadn’t seen Dallas in over 10 years, knew they had a big performance ahead of them. Opening up the show with “Pendulum”, a track off the band’s late...
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Blink 182 At The Red Bull Soundstage Concert Review And Encore (Video)

November 8th, 2013 1:48pm EST
Blink 182
“It’s way too early to play rock music,” Mark Hoppus announced to the amped up crowd. It was 11:45 a.m. on a Thursday and for most bands it’s far too early in the day to be awake let alone play a six song set. But for Blink 182, comprised of Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker, and their dedicated fans at the KROQ Red Bull Soundstage, it was the perfect time.

The Red Bull Soundstage is a small room only fit for a few hundred people, allowing for an intimate musical atmosphere that most fans will never get the experience. Ever since the dinky office space was transformed into a rocking s...
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Chris Mann Talks Concert Tour And Upcoming PBS Special

September 30th, 2013 12:17pm EDT
Chris Mann
Chris Mann's rise in the music world can be described with two phrases: impressive and well-deserved. Since wowing audiences on Season 2 of NBC's The Voice in 2012, the Kansas native has been riding high; he signed a recording deal with Universal Republic, has released three records, had his own PBS special, and is in the middle of a nationwide headlining tour.

Yet what shouldn't be overlooked is that this windfall was very much earned. He might be known as 'Chris Mann from The Voice' to the world, but he's established himself as a legitimate artist who doesn't need the reality TV label. H...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Emmys, Cassadee Pope, Tony Lucca

September 26th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Cassadee Pope
There's a lot more happening than just the Season 5 premiere! News and notes from around The Voice universe:

The show won its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program on Sunday night in Los Angeles. It had been previously nominated in the same category last year, but lost to CBS's The Amazing Race.

In addition to its category victory, The Voice took home a trophy for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series, and earned nominations for Outstanding Art Direction For Variety or Non-Fiction Programming and Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Came...
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