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Red Hot Chili Peppers announce 2023 World Tour featuring Iggy Pop, The Roots and more

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared dates for their 2023 world tour, in support of the two albums the group has released this year: Unlimited Love and Return of the Dream Canteen.

The 23-date tour includes stops in Las Vegas, Minneapolis, San Diego, and Pheonix, and will feature support from The Strokes, Iggy Pop, The Roots, The Mars Volta, St. Vincent, City and Colour, Thundercat and King Princess.

The newly-announced dates come shortly after the Chili Peppers’ 40-date North American and European stadium tour. Their current tour will run through the first part of 2023, with dates in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, head to https://redhotchilipeppers.com/tour/.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 9th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

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Paramore announce album release show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

Paramore has announced they will be playing an album release show in their home state of Tennessee on February 6th, 2023, set to take place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.The band’s long-awaited sixth studio album, This Is Why, is set to arrive on February 10th, 2023.

The band shared the news on Instagram and also revealed that fellow Nashville-based artist Louis Prince will be opening the show. According to Opry.com, tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 A.M. Fans can register starting now until December 6th at 10:00 P.M. CST for the Fair AXS Ticketing in which “a limited number of fans will be emailed on Dec 7 with instructions on how to purchase tickets via the Fair AXS ticket offer that happens on Dec 8.”

Registration for pre-sale tickets is open:  HERE. Pre-sale starts on Thursday (Dec. 8) at 10 a.m. CT, while general on-sale begins on Friday (Dec. 9) at 10 a.m. CT.

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Aerosmith cancel second show of Las Vegas residency due to Steven Tyler’s illness

Aerosmith canceled its concert Monday (December 5) in Las Vegas due to singer Steven Tyler continuing to recover from an undisclosed illness. The band had previously called off their show on Friday, December 2 for the same reason. A post on Instagram read: “Unfortunately tomorrow’s show, Monday December 5th, in Las Vegas has to be cancelled. Steven Tyler said “on the advice of my doctor, I’m taking more time to rest… there is nowhere we’d rather be than on stage surrounded by the greatest fans in the world..We sincerely apologize.”  Tyler added: ‘On the advice of my doctor, I’m taking more time to rest…There is nowhere we’d rather be than on stage surrounded by the greatest fans in the world.’

Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will automatically be refunded, with all other refunds available at point of purchase. Aerosmith is scheduled to end its “Deuces Are Wild” Vegas residency after performances on Thursday, December 8 and Sunday, December 11.

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Dave Matthews Band, Imagine Dragons, Paramore and more to perform at Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival

The NFL and Bud Light shared news of the 4th Annual Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. The event is scheduled to take place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Feb. 9-11.

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest will kick-off on Thursday, Feb. 9, with a headlining performance by Paramore, who are slated to bring unannounced guests to the stage during their festival set. The following day will present a performance by Dave Matthews Band, which is slated to include accompaniment by DJ Pee .Wee – otherwise known as Anderson .Paak – who will spin a set of music during the Friday night show. On Feb. 11, the final day of the festival, Imagine Dragons and Kane Brown will perform. In addition to premiere music, the festival also features surprise appearances by celebrities and athletes.

Tickets for Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest are on sale now. For more information, visit superbowlmusicfest.com.

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U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. unlikely to tour in 2023 due to surgery

U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. said in a recent interview with The Washington Post that if the band tours next year, he will have to sit out the trek, due to plans to undergo surgery. The band was interviewed for a profile piece tied to the group’s acceptance of a lifetime achievement award at the Kennedy Center Honors this weekend.

Mullen is paraphrased in the interview, and not directly quoted (it is reportedly Mullen’s first interview in seven years,). However, Washington Post staffer Geoff Edgers explains, “he [Larry] is blunt.  If the band plays live in 2023, “it will probably be without him, as he needs surgery to continue playing.”

U2 has been busy with two albums in the works: The first is an album of all-new originals, Songs of Ascent, described as “nearly finished”. The second album is the heavily-rumored Surrender, said to feature 40 “stripped-down” versions of U2 songs written about in Bono’s new memoir of the same name. Neither album has been given a release date.

U2 hasn’t toured since 2019, but Bono has stayed busy He’s most recently been doing a limited number of solo tour dates to promote his book, Surrender, from which he recites passages and sings snippets of relevant songs. The US leg of his limited-run tour has wrapped up, and the singer is currently on its European leg.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers release B-Side “The Shape I’m Takin’”

Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their b-side “The Shape I’m Takin’” on streaming. That song was initially released as a bonus track exclusive to the Japanese edition of the group’s latest album,“Return Of The Dream Canteen“.

That double album as well as its predecessor, “Unlimited Love,” topped the Billboard 200 this year. Following this spring’s Unlimited Love, the band similarly released the Japanese bonus track “Nerve Flip” as a digital single.

Take a listen to The Shape I’m Takin’here.

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Soulfly announce massive 2023 U.S. Tour

Soulfly have announced a massive 57-date North American tour in 2023.  The band will be out in support of their latest studio album Totem released back in August, featuring the single “Superstition.” Florida death metal outfit Bodybox is serving as support on the entire length of the tour.

Various opening acts will appear with Soulfly for three sections of the tour: Half Hearted Voices will appear beginning on Jan. 25 in Tucson, Arizona through Feb. 16 in Baltimore, Maryland. Skinflint will take over on Feb. 17 in Clifton, New Jersey until March 5 stop in St. Paul, Minnesota. Finally, Drift will appear at the March 7 show in Omaha, Nebraska through to until the tour finale April 1st in Soulfly’s home state in Tempe, Arizona.

Tickets for Soulfly’s tour will go on sale this Friday (Dec. 2) at 10AM local time – here.

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Bret Michaels announces ‘Parti-Gras 23 Tour’ with Night Ranger and Jefferson Starship

Bret Michaels will launch his ‘Parti-Gras 23 Tour’, making stops at a dozen amphitheaters across North America next summer with help from Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship and other special guests. Bret said the tour will kick off in Detroit in July.

Said Michaels: “If you poured it into a bowl, it’s the spectacular show of Kiss, the fun party of Jimmy Buffett and some Pitbull high energy, just good party party rave. And then a little Bret Michaels thrown in there for a little pepper on top of everything. It’s unique, never quite been done before. I said I want to throw that party starting in the parking lot, into the building, let fans have a chance to be on the side of the stage, they’re doing the ‘Dress Like Bret’ karaoke contest, it’s like a carnival of fun and awesomeness, right? And the music we’re playing in between, we’ve got DJs spinning, everything is meant to be a party from the time you get there till you end. It’s gotta be all killer, all hits, no filler.”

Michaels also shared there would appearances from artists including Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath and former Journey frontman Steve Augeri, and also noted that it will be the David Freiberg and Donny Baldwin lineup of Jefferson Starship included on the tour, not Mickey Thomas’ Starship. The Poison frontman also promised “special mystery guests” throughout the tour.

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Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie dies at age 79

Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie died on Wednesday at age 79 after a short illness.  McVie’s family released a statement announcing her passing: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”‘

Fleetwood Mac posted in their social media statement: “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure  She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.

McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, playing alongside her ex-husband John McVie as well as Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. Over the course of her career with the band, she sang on some of the band’s biggest hits including “Don’t Stop,” “Over My Head,” “Say You Love Me” and “Songbird.”  Despite John and Christine McVie divorcing in 1976 they remained with the band, with Christine eventually leaving over her fear of flying. However, after an 18-year hiatus Christine returned to Fleetwood Mac’s recording and touring lineup in 2014.

McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as part of Fleetwood Mac, and was also later honored by the Recording Academy as the band received the MusiCares Person of the Year honor in 2018. In addition to Fleetwood Mac, McVie issued three solo albums as well as a collaborative album with fellow Fleetwood Mac musician Lindsey Buckingham. Her biggest solo hits included “Got a Hold on Me” and “Love Will Show Us How.”

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Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe announce two special Atlantic City shows

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe have announced two special nights in Atlantic City, N.J., performing February 10-11 at the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena before kicking off the international leg of their joint The World Tour. The dates will be the first with new Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 who’s replacing Mick Mars after retiring from the road due to his health.  The bands shared on social media: Just announced: 2 special nights in Atlantic City! Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena – we’ll see you on February 10th and 11th, 2023🤘

Meanwhile, The World Tour kicks off on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City, with stops throughout Latin America before heading to play many European festivals in May 2023. Additional shows are expected to be announced. Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard wrapped The Stadium Tour in September, which was named the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022 with more than 1.3 million tickets sold. That 30+ trek also featured Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.

Presale tickets are available now, with general tickets on sale set for Friday, December 2nd at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

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