Van Halen have not been on the road for almost two years, since their reunion tour with David Lee Roth. That was going to end in September when they were scheduled to do a mini-tour of Australia with the likes of Alice Cooper, Hole and Bad Religion in what was being called the Soundwave Revolution Festival.
On Tuesday, the promoters of the festival decided to cancel all of the dates, supposedly due to low ticket sales and the lack of a second big headliner. The announcement from the promoters said “It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Revolution Festival. Many of the festival bands will still be coming to Australia in that time period and team up to bring you some very special shows. These will include multi band/mini festival line-ups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We will be announcing these events in the next 7 days.”
Some sources have said that the second headliner was Aerosmith, although there is no confirmation. Van Halen has no plans to tour during September in Australia without the full festival.
That leaves the next Van Halen tour up in the air; however, there is hope they may be hitting the road sometime in the fall or shortly after releasing a rumored new album with Roth. That album would be their first since 1998′s Van Halen III and the first with Roth since 1984.
Pete Doherty follows on from last years Libertines reunion by announcing a 14 date solo tour. He will try and brush his frequently-publicised drug addiction problems behind him as he hits the road. Tickets go on sale Friday (January 28) at 9am and are available below.
The dates are:
May 3 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa
May 4 – O2 Academy Leicester
May 5 – O2 Academy Bristol
May 6 – O2 Academy Oxford
May 8 – The Junction, Cambridge (Over 14s)
May 9 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
May 10 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
May 11 – Southampton University
May 13 – Norwich U.E.A.
May 14 – HMV Institute, Birmingham
May 15 – O2 Academy Liverpool
May 17 – O2 Academy Newcastle
May 18 – Manchester University
May 19 -O2 Academy Leeds
Rihanna adds new date to tour. Phenomenal public demand for Rihanna’s recently announce ‘Loud’ tour is showing no signs of letting up as the global superstar, adds a further arena show to her 2011 UK dates. The ‘Loud’ tour will now stop in 8 cities across the country and will show case all the star’s hits including her brand new mega-hit singles ‘Only Girl (In The World’ and ‘What’s My Name’ from her new album ‘Loud’With ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ recently hitting the #1 spot, the stage was set perfectly for the release of LOUD,Rihanna’s fifth album, which debuted into the top of the charts. Rihanna’ssecond single, ‘What’s My Name’ featuring Drake, was another huge success – it’s made Rihanna’s 9th #1 on the Hot 100 and widens her dominance of the charts.Nominated for 4 Awards at this 2011′s Grammy Awards, Rihanna has earned a reputation of being one of the most exhilarating and talented performers in the world. Her ‘Rated R’ tour earlier this year, sold out multiple arenas across the country and stunned audiences all over the globe with an unrivalled production. With an unbelievable arson of hits such as ‘Only (girl In The World)’, ‘Umbrella’, ‘Disturbia’, ‘Shut Up and Drive’ and a brand new, even more spectacular stage show, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ Tour is set to be her biggest and best yet.Tickets for these shows are flying out the door at an unprecedented rate, so make sure you get yours fast!
‘Loud’ Tour 2011
Wednesday 05 London 02 Arena ‘ SOLD OUT
Thursday 06 London 02 Arena ‘ SOLD OUT
Friday 07 Liverpool Echo Arena ‘ SOLD OUT
Sunday 09 Manchester Evening News Arena ‘ SOLD OUT
Monday 10 Glasgow SECC ‘ SOLD OUT
Tuesday 11 Glasgow SECC
Thursday 13 London 02 Arena
Saturday 15 Birmingham LG Arena ‘ SOLD OUT
Sunday 16 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 18 Birmingham LG Arena
Wednesday 19 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
Friday 21 Manchester MEN Arena
Tuesday 22 Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Katy Perry California Dreams Tour second leg – October / November 2011. Katy Perry only recently announced her ‘California Dreams Tour’. Demand has been so overwhelming that the tour has swiftly sold out. As a result, Katy has scheduled a second leg for the latter half of 2011. The popularity of Katy Perry continues its stratospheric rise. She has now had three UK Top Ten hits to her name this year in the shape of her smashes ‘California Gurls’, ‘Teenage Dream’ and latest single ‘Firework. Combined sales of the three singles are close to 1.4 million in the UK alone. Whilst her new album ‘Teenage Dream’ has shot past Platinum. Katy’s success has led her to become one of the most talked-about new artists of the past two years. Since exploding onto the scene in 2008 she has sold out her own 50-city world headlining tour plus hosted and performed ‘ twice – at the MTVs European Music Awards where she also won Best New Act in 2008. As well as several Grammy nominations Katy won a Brit Award in 2009 for Best International Female. For more about pop’s multi-dimensional, multi-coloured girl on the move, please visit:
This Live tour will be a 12 date Arena tour:
Wed 12-Oct Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Fri 14-Oct London 02 Arena
Tue 18-Oct Liverpool Echo Arena
Wed 19-Oct Cardiff International Arena
Mon 24-Oct Belfast Odyssey Arena
Wed 26-Oct Birmingham NIA Arena
Thu 27-Oct Newcastle Metro Arena
Sat 29-Oct Aberdeen AECC
Mon 31-Oct Manchester MEN Arena
Thu 03-Nov Glasgow SECC Hall 3
Sat 05-Nov Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Mon 07-Nov Dublin O2
Tickets for all shows will be available as an exclusive pre-sale with O2 at 9:00am Wednesday December 8th . They will go on general sale from 9:00am Friday December 10th.
Ticket Prices (All tickets are subject to booking fees):
Mainland UK £27.50
Belfast £30.00 / £32.00
Dublin â‚¬35.00 / â‚¬40.00
Janet Jackson To Tour In 2011. Janet Jackson has announced what she describes as her “largest ever world tour” to take place in 2011, where she’ll perform all of her hits off last year’s “Number Ones” collection. “Many of asked, ‘When will I tour again?’ Well, today I’m really excited to answer that question and to announce my largest ever world tour, celebrating 35 #1’s,” Janet said. The cities have yet to be announced because the fans get to demand the cities she performs in. She’ll perform in for 35 dates across the globe next year. A list of cities is available for voting at www.janetjackson.com. Among the cities eligible for voting are New York, Los Angeles, Miami in the States, and even Hong Kong, Singapore, and Milan, Italy overseas. “Number Ones” features over 30 of Janet’s biggest hits, including “Rhythm Nation,” “If,” “Nasty,” and her latest #1 dance hit “Make Me.” Her upcoming world tour is Janet’s first since 2008’s “Rock Witchu” Tour, which featured Janet performing songs from her latest album “Discipline.”
Prince to compere his own tour. Prince took to the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Thursday to announce a new series of concerts called Welcome 2 America. No dates were mentioned but it was said that the tour would start in December. Unlike his past tours, this one will be more like an old fashioned package show showcasing Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Sinbad, Lalah Hathaway, Graham Central Station and Sheila E. with Prince acting as Master of Ceremonies. He will also be playing his own music with the New Power Generation and alongside his featured acts. The Purple One told the crowd “If you’ve been to one of my shows, then you know what time it is. You need to come early and come often because every time we play it’s always something new. I got a lot of hits. Bring friends, bring children, and bring foot spray because it’s gonna be funky.” It was also announced that Prince would be playing a special guitar for the tour which would be auctioned off at the end of the run to benefit the Harlem Children’s Zone.
Green Day singer joins Broadway’s ‘American Idiot’. Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is briefly joining the cast of “American Idiot,” the Broadway musical he helped create based on the band’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning album. The show’s producers announced Sunday that Armstrong will take over the role of persuasive drug dealer St. Jimmy for eight performances from Tuesday through Oct. 3. before leaving town to kick off his band’s South American tour..It’s the Broadway debut for Armstrong, who composed and co-wrote the musical.. Armstrong temporarily replaces actor Tony Vincent, who’s on leave until Oct. 12 for what producers call a personal family matter.. The show follows an antihero who flees a deadening suburbia and descends into sex, drugs and fierce guitar playing in his quest to find himself in the big city..
Far East Movement Kicks Off Their “Up In The Air” Tour. Far East Movement, a band also known by the name of just FM, will kick off their “Up In The Air” tour on September 13th in Anaheim, CA with Mike Posner. The group’s first single “Like A G6″ is currently #12 overall on iTunes Top Songs and #5 on iTunes Top Pop Songs. The song is also still climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart(last placed at #41) and is #25 on the country’s digital song sales chart. FM’s members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J Splif and DJ Virman started the band in Los Angeles where they’ve already had a #1 song at radio with the hit “Girls On The Dance Floor.” Their music bridges the gap between underground club and mainstream hip-hop and pop music. They’ve coined the term ‘Free Wired’ to describe their lifestyle and sound that blends elements of Hip-Hop, Pop, Electro and Dance. “We want people at our shows to feel free to let loose and ‘geek out’ however the feel comfortable. Our music and lifestyle is about making sure everyone is having a good time,” states Kev Nish. Far East Movement have already taken the Los Angeles club scene global; they’ve already done two world tours, including recent stints with Lady Gaga, N*E*R*D, Robyn/Kelis and LMFAO. The ‘Free Wired’ debut album will also feature appearances from Ryan Tedder, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Pitbull and Lil’ Jon.
OK Go Kicks Off New Tour With A Remixing Contest. OK Go will kick off their extensive North American tour with a performance at the Los Angeles County Fair on October 3rd and a remixing contest on September 21st. In addition to its headlining dates, the band will perform at the MTV Brazil Music Awards on September 16th, at the Discover Louisville Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on October 12, and the PopTech Conference on October 21, in Camden, Maine. In addition, OK Go is partnering with Indaba Music and the Rock Band Network to launch a remix contest for their new single, “White Knuckles.”The contest encourages fans to get as creative as possible with, to not feel afraid to redefine the song in both genre and feeling. The contest will run from September 7th through October 14th. Further details are at click here. Each week starting September 21st, Dave Fridmann, producer of “White Knuckles” and the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, will choose his favorite remixes to feature across all OK Go web sites. All featured remixes will also be available for fans to download on the database that accompanies the pre-order for the Nov. 2nd U.S. release, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, the Extra Nice Edition. The grand prize winner will be announced on October 29th and will have his/her remix mastered and made available for download in Rock Band. The grand prize winner will also receive a gaming console, a copy of Rock Band 3, and a set of Rock Band instruments to jam with friends to their winning remix. Tickets for OK Go’s tour are on sale now.
We Are Scientists tour dates. We Are Scientists are pleased to announce ‘The American Barbarians Tour’ throughout the UK in November.. Chris Cain and Keith Murray are highly excited by the prospect as expressed here by Cain himself; “The American Barbarians Tour is, in my estimate, going to be the sexiest, bloodiest, down-and-dirtiest carnival of ecstasy since, at the latest, Roman times — and who can be sure those stories are even true?” Please find all tour dates here:
15-Nov – Portsmouth – Pyramids
16-Nov – Birmingham – HMV Institute
17-Nov – Bristol – O2 Academy
19-Nov – Norwich – UEA
20-Nov – Manchester – Academy 2
21-Nov – London ‘ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
22-Nov – Liverpool – O2 Academy
24-Nov – Leeds – Metropolitan University
25-Nov – Glasgow ‘ O2 ABC
26-Nov – Newcastle – O2 Academy
27-Nov – Nottingham – Rock City