Kenny Chesney new tour to feature stop at Columbus Crew’s stadium

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:14 AM

Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED
Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

Country mega-star Kenny Chesney announces a new stadium tour — part of his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour — that includes a stop at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, home of the Columbus Crew, on June 16, 2018.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.

The tour kicks off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium and also features Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), good time band Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and newcomer Brandon Lay.

Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says in a news release. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”

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Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at www.kennychesney.com/events and Ticketmaster. Listen to K99.1FM all next week for the Kenny Chesney Song of the Day and you could win tickets before you can buy them.

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You don’t have to wait until Celtic Fest to see this beloved band

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Dayton Celtic Fest faves Scythian, (left to right) Larissa Fedoryka, Danylo Fedoryka, Alexander Fedoryka, Nolan Ladewski and Fritz McGirr, returns to town for concerts at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED
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Dayton Celtic Fest faves Scythian, (left to right) Larissa Fedoryka, Danylo Fedoryka, Alexander Fedoryka, Nolan Ladewski and Fritz McGirr, returns to town for concerts at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Scythian is based in the Washington, D.C., area, but the members are no strangers to the Gem City. The band — performing at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24 — has been a yearly fixture at the Dayton Celtic Festival since making its first appearance nine years ago.

“Dayton is like a second home to us, so we’re glad to be going back there,” Danylo Fedoryka said. “Over 1,100 people came to our show at Victoria Theatre last year. For us, to be almost 500 miles from home and sell out a venue like that was incredible. The Victoria was awesome. It was such a cool experience for us but we got a lot of feedback from people wishing they could get up and dance.

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“This year we decided to do two nights where there was a little more room for people to let their hair down,” he said. “The shows will be more intimate and we have the freedom to make each night a little different.”

Scythian has always been a family affair with Danylo, his brother, Alexander, and their sister, Larissa. The siblings took it a step further with the side project, Cake for Dinner. The group, which recently released its second children’s album, also features the vocals of Alex’s new bride, Catie.

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“It’s been almost eight years since our last children’s album,” Danylo Fedoryka said. “We’re super excited about that, especially because Alex’s wife, Catie, sings on the record. She’s incredible. Her voice is like an angel’s voice. Catie is super high quality so it’s really rewarding to work with, not just my brother’s wife, but this incredible professional.

Dayton Celtic Fest faves Scythian, (left to right) Nolan Ladewski, Larissa Fedoryka, Alexander Fedoryka, Danylo Fedoryka and Fritz McGirr, returns to town for concerts at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

“It’s great because it’s my brother and his wife and my sister, Larissa, too,” he continued. “The songs are for kids but it’s great for adults too. We mixed it up. It was really a rewarding project for us because we got to do the full gamut from kid stuff to adult stuff you could hear on a Top 40 radio station.”

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Dayton fans will get a chance to hear Catie’s voice in person this weekend. She’ll be opening the shows with Mountain Duo, her new project with Larissa.

“On this, tour they’re only with us in two places — Dayton and Pennsylvania,” Danylo Fedoryka said. “They debuted Mountain Duo at Appaloosa, our festival in Virginia, and it was so well received. My sister plays the classical cello, Catie plays the guitar and they sing harmonies together. It’s very mesmerizing.”

WANT TO GO?

Who: United Irish of Dayton presents Scythian with Mountain Duo

Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Memorial Center, 500 Belmonte Park North, Dayton

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of the show. Children 6-12 are $14 in advance, $18 day of the show. Free for kids younger than 6

More info: www.unitedirishofdayton.org

Artist info: www.scythianmusic.com

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Radiohead is making a concert stop in our region -- here’s how to get tickets

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

Thom Yorke  of Radiohead 
People Magazine
Thom Yorke  of Radiohead (People Magazine)

The band that had everyone feeling like a creep in the ‘90s will play shows at an arena close to you. 

Radiohead announced its North American tour dates to promote its latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool.”

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The tour includes a show Monday, July 23 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, and on Wednesday, July 25 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. 

Tickets for both shows go on sale 10 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 23. 

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The English rock band’s hits include Creep, Karma Police,  Fake Plastic Trees, High & Dry and The Bends.  

Its album OK Computer was reissued last year for its 20th anniversary. 

The complete list of North American stops is below. 

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Chicago — United Center — Saturday, July 7

New York  —  Madison Square Garden —  Tuesday, July 10 

New York —  Madison Square Garden —  Wednesday, July 11 

New York —  Madison Square Garden — Friday, July 13 

Montreal — Bell Centre —  Monday, July 16 

Montreal — Bell Centre — Tuesday, July 17 

Toronto — Air Canada Centre —  Thursday, July 19 

Toronto — Air Canada Centre — Friday, July 20 

Detroit —  Little Caesars Arena—  Sunday, July 22 

Columbus — Schottenstein Center — Monday, July 23 

Cincinnati — U.S. Bank Arena—  Wednesday, July 25

Pittsburgh — PPG Paints Arena — Thursday, July 26 

Boston — TD Garden —  Saturday, July 28 

Boston—TD Garden —Sunday, July 29 

Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center — Tuesday, July 31 

Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center — Wednesday, August 1

Radiohead

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Dayton Music Insider: We Want the Funk!

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:07 AM

After years of hard work and dedication, the   Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center  is celebrating its grand opening this weekend! This Center is a trully wonderful way to honor the innovative spirit of Dayton, and the people who put Funk music on the map.

Reservations for the Grand Opening are now full, but you can visit the Funk Center downtown at 113 E. Third St on Saturday from 11am-5pm. If you can’t make it this weekend, I suggest you plan a visit soon! Particularly for Dayton music fans, there are so many fabulous relics from Dayton’s music past to explore and learn about.

>Read more about the Funk Center opening here.

There’s lots more funky stuff happening this weekend, so let’s get to it!

Friday Feb 16th

Didn’t get your RSVP in time for the Funk Grand Opening? Don’t fear, you can swing by Hannah’s  (on Ludlow)  for the official after party following The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center’s Grand Opening. Starts at 9pm.

Alternative fans are in for a great show over at Blind Bob’s  with   Salvadore Ross, Suck the Honey  (Cincinnati), and   Big Lightning.  Enjoy some fuzz rock with some psychedelic stylings, and a whole lotta fun! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

The Pullouts are performing their piano-driven rock at Trolley Stop  on Friday night. If you like Jackson Browne, Elton John, Steely Dan type tunes – this is the show for you! 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+

Over at  Jimmie’s Ladder 11  check out the funky multi-genre act The Vibe  along with special guest,  The Willy Clark Band.  $5 cover charge. Show time 10 p.m

My friends who love folk / Americana rock are in for a major treat with The New Old Fashioned with Harold Hensley at Peach’s in Yellow Springs. Such a great band, and with Harold as the special guest, it’s definitely going to be a memorable night! Plus it’s a free show! 10pm. 21+

South of town, check out Ben Clonch, Max Nunery  (from The Repeating Arms) and Friends at Star City Brewery  in Miamisburg. Talented musicians, plus yummy brews, makes for a great night! Music starts at 8pm.

Saturday Feb 17th

It’s a timely weekend to catch 7-piece local act Dayton Funk Forever at Jimmie’s Ladder 11.  Head over to the Funk Museum for it’s first day open to the public, and finish off the eventing with tunes from DFF, who plays tribute to Dayton’s legendary funk history. Yeah! Music at 10pm.

Another funky and fabulous show is also happening in South Park with The Johnson Treatment at  South Park Tavern.  They are a very talented crew who will be getting the crowd groovin’ with their multi-genre tunes.

Downtown’s Skeleton Dust Records is hosting an evening of extreme and unrelenting noise with some of Grand Rapids’ finest harsh heads including : Kakerlak, Sensory Deprivation, Infectants, along with local band  Being. Music from 7-9pm.

An eclectic combo of bands, Brother Rabi & The Soul Seekers and Spanish Tony Sanchez,  are taking over Hannah’s on Saturday night. Fun times! Music starts at 9:30pm.

Eric Jerardi Band,  a long time staple in the Dayton community, is performing blues rock at  Yellow Cab Tavern  on Saturday evening. Show from 7-10pm. Tickets are limited to 150 for this show, so get yours in advance here. $10

Another great blues night can be found in Fairborn at WO Wrights. There the Dayton Blues Society is presenting their 4th Annual Youth Showcase from 7-10pm. Lots of great talent to check out – so don’t miss it!

And lastly, for the metal / hard rock fans out there, head up north for the Frozen February show at Oscar’s Bar.  Four bands are featured for this show, including:   Grey Cloud Nein, H€\/rais€r,  Slaves Among Death,  and  Bearer of Bad News. $5 cover. Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm.

As  always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers: The information above is for February 2018. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows happening! Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. If I don’t list a price, it wasn’t listed. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5.  You can keep up with my live music adventures on  Facebook,  Instagram, or  Twitter

Featured photo: Photo inside of the Funk Museum and Exhibition Center in downtown Dayton. Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne announces 2 area concerts this summer

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: David Byrne performs at the 31st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: David Byrne performs at the 31st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)(Theo Wargo)

Former Talking Heads mastermind and solo artist David Byrne’s new tour will include stops in the Dayton and Cincinnati area.

The world tour in support of Byrne’s forthcoming solo record American Utopia includes a stop at The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, Aug. 11 and PNC Pavilion at Riverbend in Cincinnati on Sunday, Aug. 12, both venues announced this morning.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Byrne will perform songs from the new album, which will be released March 9, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. 

A 12-piece band will also join Byrne on stage.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the Huber Heights show went sale to the public beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Rosemusiccenter.com. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Prices will range from $23.50 to $93.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show went on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.PNCPavilion.com. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will range from $23.50 to $175.

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. 

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