Following his critically acclaimed new album Thank You Mr Churchill, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton will tour Europe this November celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!
The tour features Frampton performing the legendary album in its entirety across the continent, including stops in London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid. Please see below for complete schedule.
The three-hour show will feature a complete performance of Frampton Comes Alive! along with highlights from Frampton’s catalog, including his GrammyÂ® Award-winning instrumental album, 2006′s Fingerprints. To commemorate the anniversary of the landmark album, Universal Music Enterprises will be making a limited edition offer exclusively through www.PeterFrampton.com. The offer will feature a unique autographed scrapbook containing rare photos and personal reflections from Peter.
The scrapbook will be accompanied by Frampton Comes Alive Deluxe Edition, Frampton Comes Alive II Special Edition and other memorabilia.
Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history.
At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British teen band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.
FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE! 35TH ANNIVERSARY European Tour 2011
November 5 Lisbon, Portugal Atlantico Pavillion
November 6 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
November 8 Barcelona, Spain Allianca de Poble Nou
November 11 Manchester, U.K. Bridgewater Hall
November 12 Cambridge, U.K. Corn Exchange
November 13 London, U.K. Hammersmith Apollo
November 15 Birmingham, U.K. Symphony Hall
November 16 Glasgow, U.K. Royal Concert Hall
November 18 Antwerp, Belgium Queen Elisabeth Hall
November 19 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
November 21 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
November 22 Mainz, Germany Phonixhalle
November 23 Paris, France Bataclan
Lady Gaga has tearfully confessed on film that she thinks “people are trying to destroy her”. The 25-year-old singer broke down in a documentary extract posted online last night (24.04.11) and spoke of how much she fears criticism, admitting she feels like a “loser kid in high school.”
In the black and white YouTube clip, posted before she went on stage in New York’s Madison Square Garden for her Monster Ball tour, she sobbed: “I still sometimes feel like a loser. It’s crazy, ‘cos it’s like we’re at the Garden, but I still feel like a loser kid in high school.
‘Sometimes I still feel like people are trying to destroy me… I cannot be destroyed and I will not be destroyed. And you will never destroy the kingdom that is my fans.’
The outlandish ‘Judas’ hitmaker – who was recently criticised on micro-blogging website twitter for the bizarre artwork of her new album ‘Born This Way’ which depicts her morphing into a mutant motorcycle – went on to say she feels like she has to “fight” to remain a “superstar” for the sake of her young fans.
She said: ‘ just have to pick my s*** up. Pick myself up and tell myself I’m a superstar every morning just so I can get through this day.
‘ feel like I have to fight. I’m fighting for every kid that’s like me, that’s felt like I’ve felt and feels like I still feel.”
She added: ‘ just wanna be a queen but sometimes I just don’t feel like one. It’s not about being a winner for me anymore, you know. It’s about being a winner for them.’
The clip was filmed as part of documentary ‘Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden’ which will be aired next month.
Adam Ant today, at an exclusive event in London has announced that he is hitting the road for his first full UK tour in over 15 years to the delight of his many fans all over the world. Adam announced the new tour and his new band line up ‘ The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse ‘ whilst playing a greatest hits set which included ‘ ‘Prince Charming’, ‘Beat my Guest’, ‘Antmusic’, ‘Stand and Deliver’ and ‘Goody Two Shoes’.
Adam Ant was the leader of iconic New Wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scored ten UK top ten hits, including three No.1 singles. Ant was also a star in America where he not only scored a string of hit singles and albums, but was once voted sexiest man in America by the viewers of MTV. Not just a multi million selling recording artist Adam Ant is also an actor, having appeared in over two dozen films or television episodes. Adam Ant is one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic artists of the twentieth century. Ant is currently recording new material. This greatest hits tour will be something not to be missed.
Tour Dates May / June 2011
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17th May Cambridge The Junction 01223511511
18th May Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 02392863911
23rd May Glasgow O2 ABC 08444772000
24th May Sheffield O2 Academy 08444772000
26th May London Indigo O2 08448560202
28th May Liverpool O2 Academy 08444772000
29th May Newcastle O2 Academy 08444772000
1st June Birmingham O2 Academy 08444772000
3rd June Holmfirth Picturedrome 08712301101
4th June York Duchess 08444771000
Tiesto is looking for “developing artists” for his new label. The dance music legend – voted the world’s number one DJ three times consecutively by DJ magazine and Best DJ of All Time by Mixmag- has recently branched out into his own record label, ‘Musical Freedom’, and is hoping to start “fresh” and sign new artists.
He said: “I wanted a fresh new series to reflect my new style which has been evolving in the clubs for the past few years. It feels great to launch my own series on my new label.
“I want to be able to sign artists and release music that as a fan I would listen to. Musical Freedom allows me to do this and hopefully help out some new and exciting developing artists along the way.”
The superstar DJ’s first release on the label is his own mix, ‘Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas’, which features tracks by Kaskade, Diplo, Hardwell, Marcel Woods and Tiesto himself.
‘Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas’ is released in April, while Tiesto’s club life world tour is presently underway.
The ‘Baby’ hitmaker has implored his fans to give 17 dollars to Charity: Water in order to raise $17,000 for clean water in developing countries.
Writing on his Charity: Water page, he said: ‘Together, we’ve made a big difference for many causes. Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease? By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this! I want to make my birthday matter this year – let’s make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.
”m really so grateful for my family, friends and fans – and I believe we can do something big to help bring clean water to people in need. Even if you don’t have $17 to give I just ask you to go out in your community and try and make a positive difference. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way. Thanks and God Bless! #makeachange.’
Last night Justin stepped out in public for the first time with Selena Gomez, who he is reportedly dating.
The pair – who were spotted in a photo booth kissing and cuddling at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party – even matched their outfits for the occasion, with 18-year-old Selena in a floor-length red dress while Justin wore a suit with a red pocket handkerchief.
Billy Ray Cyrus admitted the star’s recent behaviour – including smoking a legal high through a bong device and throwing her 18th birthday party in a bar ‘ have left him worried that she is being given bad advice.
He explained: “Every time the train went off the track. her people, or as they say in today’s news, her handlers, every time they’d put the blame on me. I took it because I’m her daddy. OK, nail me to the cross.
“I’m scared for her. She’s got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm.
Billy Ray – who is currently in the process of divorcing Miley’s mother Tish Cyrus ‘ also revealed he avoided the singer-and-actress’ 18th birthday party because he didn’t want to be blamed for the fact it was held at Los Angeles bar Trousdale, even though she is three years under the legal age for drinking alcohol in the US.
He explained in an interview with America’s GQ magazine: “You know why I didn’t go? Because they were having it in a bar. It was wrong. It was for 21 years old and up. all them people, they all wanted me to fly out so that then when all the bad press came they could say, ‘Daddy endorsed this stuff.’ I started realising I’m being used.
‘After the incident with the legal high, her handlers told me it was none of my business.
“I should have said, ‘Enough is enough – it’s getting dangerous and somebody’s going to get hurt’.
Honestly, I didn’t know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere.”
Miley shot to fame on Disney TV show ‘Hannah Montana’ with Billy Ray, 49, playing her father but he admitted he wishes the programme had ‘never happened’ because of the impact it had on his family life.
He said: “The damn show destroyed my family. I hate to say it, but I’d take it back in a second.’
The singer also admitted he thinks his relationship with Miley could be improved, saying their communication is ‘good enough to know it could be a lot better.”
Emma Bunton feels as though she has ‘fallen in love again’ since her partner Jade Jones proposed. The former Spice Girl ‘ who is pregnant with the couple’s second child ‘ was overjoyed when the ex-Damage singer popped the question on her 35th birthday on January 21, and admits it came completely by surprise to her. Emma ‘ who has been with Jade for 13 years – said: “I know this is going to sound cheesy but getting engaged has been like falling in love all over again. I wasn’t expecting that but it is such a wonderful feeling. ”
The 32-year-old former pop star decided it was time to ask the 35-year-old blonde beauty to marry him when their three-year-old son Beau started asking him if they were husband and wife.
He explained: “Beau asked me a little while back, ‘Are you and mummy married?’ And that got me thinking. I come from a family where my parents weren’t married and I wanted to give Beau a proper family set-up.”
Emma and Jade are taking a relaxed approach to planning to their wedding with the groom-to-be admitting they find the thought of a big occasion “daunting”.
He said: “We’re quite understated. We don’t like a big fuss. I guess we were daunted by the thought of planning it all. To be honest we still are.”
Emma told our source: “We haven’t even gone there yet. We want to spend time celebrating this chapter of our lives and the next thing will be welcoming our gorgeous new baby. I’m not one of those women who has dreamed about how her wedding day will be.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton are unwittingly driving people to go to ante up an island’s tourism. After rumors that the engaged couple are planning to spend their honeymoon in the Isles of Scilly have emerged, the island’s tourism website garnered 78,000 hits last week, nearly three times its normal traffic. According to BBC, people from around the U.K., mainland Europe and the U.S. are suddenly interested in knowing more about the island. Downloads of the official holiday brochure have doubled as well.
Tourism officials still don’t know if the spike in the website hits will translate to actual bookings, but told the U.K. paper that they are still pleased that the interest in their area has increased.
As to why it was thought that the 28-year-old royalty will take his bride to Scilly, it’s because he spent a family holiday on the island in 1989 with his parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana and brother Harry.
William and Kate will tie the knot on April 29 at the Westminster Abbey.
Lindsay Lohan may dodge another jail sentence now that the judge who threatened her jail for probation violation is no longer handling her case. Her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley says the recovering addict’s case in Beverly Hills has been transfer to the LAX courthouse. Judge Fox, who told Lindsay that she would head back to jail if she committed any probation violation, is no longer involved in the case, which has been transferred to Judge Keith Schwartz, another judge who sent her to jail just recently.
Holley told our source, “Beverly Hills case has been transferred to the LAX courthouse and will, from this point forward, be handled by the judge [Schwartz] who is handling the new case.”
“It is customary for alleged probation violations to ‘trail’ – or follow behind – the new case.”
And while Lindsay is facing felony grand theft for allegedly shoplifting a $2,500 necklace, Holley is confident that there’s no there’s no reason why Schwartz should send the actress to prison.
She continued, “If the new case is meritless, as we believe it is, then there is no basis upon which to violate Ms. Lohan’s probation.”
Lindsay will appear in front of Judge Schwartz on February 23 to face her theft charge
MySpace slashes staff. News Corporation has slashed the staff of MySpace worldwide by a reported 50% and is closing all of its operations outside the United States. Staff in Sydney, were MySpace is HQ’d in Australia, were told this morning that they were out of work. MySpace CEO Mike Jones announced the cutbacks as a ‘significant organizational restructure’. About 500 employees of the worldwide 1,100 staff have been made redundant. Jones said the changes were to make a ‘clear path for sustained growth and profitability’. The Wall Street Journal, also a News Corp property, has reported that the company is planning to sell MySpace. The WSJ reported that Yahoo has been approached as a potential buyer. MySpace reported a loss of $165 million in the financial quarter ending September 30, 2010. News Corp bought the site for $580 million in 2005 but since then the rise of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has decimated the MySpace audience.