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Weezer and Pixies going on summer 2018 joint tour

Published: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 3:02 PM

Musician Rivers Cuomo of musical group Weezer performs during Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 25, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  Weezer announced a joint summer 2018 tour with the Pixies.
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Musician Rivers Cuomo of musical group Weezer performs during Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 25, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Weezer announced a joint summer 2018 tour with the Pixies.(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Arroyo Seco Weekend/Getty Images for Arroyo Seco Wee)

Weezer is going on a joint tour next summer with the Pixies. 

Spin reported that the band made the announcement for the North American tour Thursday on Twitter.

The rock bands are co-headlining the 29-date tour. 

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“It is our distinct pleasure to welcome the Pixies to the stage for this tour,” according to a news post on Weezer’s official site. “Weezer’s origin was in fact very closely linked to the Pixies – no other band had the impact they did on the band’s early sound. We’ve played with them on a handful of occasions since they reformed in the early 2000’s and it’s always been an honor. Sharing a stage with them for a whole summer is going to be mindblowing. We can’t wait to see them, and you!”

Rolling Stone reported Weezer released its latest studio album, “Pacific Daydream,” Oct. 27. The Pixies released their latest, “Head Carrier,” in September 2016.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. local time. The tour dates are below. Rock band The Wombats will be special guests on some tour dates. Another guest will be announced at a later date.

June 23 - Tampa, Florida, at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 26 - New Orleans at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 27 - Dallas at Starplex Pavilion
June 29 - The Woodlands, Texas, at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 30 - Austin, Texas, at Austin360 Amphitheater
July 6 - Cincinnati, Ohio, at Riverbend Music Center
July 7 - Tinley Park, Ilonois, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 - Noblesville, Indiana, at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 10 - Burgettstown, PA at KeyBank Pavilion
July 11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH at Blossom Music Center
July 13 - Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 14 - Toronto at Budweiser Stage
July 15 - Syracuse, New York, at Lakeview Amphitheater
July 17 - Mansfield, Massachusetts, at XFINITY Center
July 18 - Wantagh, New York, at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 20 - Holmdel, New Jersey, at PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 - Camden, New Jersey, at BB&T Pavilion
July 22 - Bristow, Virginia, at Jiffy Lube Live
July 24 - Raleigh, North Carolina, at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 25 - Charlotte, North Carolina, at PNC Music Pavilion
July 27 - Atlanta at Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 28 - Nashville, Tennessee, at Ascend Amphitheater
July 29 - Rogers, Arkansas, at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 31 - Greenwood Village, Colorado, at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 1 - West Valley City, Utah, at USANA Amphitheatre
August 4 - Auburn, Washington, at White River Amphitheatre
August 7 - Mountain View, California, at Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 11 - Chula Vista, California, at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 12 - Phoenix, Arizona, at Ak-Chin Pavilion 

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr reunite in studio

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:19 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:19 PM


            Sir Paul McCartney (L) and inductee Ringo Starr perform onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Sir Paul McCartney (L) and inductee Ringo Starr perform onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The two surviving members of the Beatles came together in a studio on Sunday for their first recording session together in seven years, according to a social media post from drummer Ringo Starr.

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"Thanks for coming over, man, and playing great bass," Starr wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of himself laughing with Paul McCartney. "I love you, man. Peace and love."

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Starr's publicist confirmed to Billboard that McCartney was in the studio to contribute to Starr's upcoming album. The album is set for release this year, although no date has been announced, the site reported.

Starr also shared an image of the pair posing with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, Starr's brother-in-law.

"What a day I'm having," he wrote.

Starr shared the photos just days after TMZ reported that McCartney, Starr, Walsh, actor Tom Hanks and musician Dave Grohl went to dinner together in Santa Monica.

Starr and McCartney last collaborated on the drummer's 2010 LP "Y Not," according to Rolling Stone. McCartney sings on the song "Walk With You" and plays bass on "Peace Dream."

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Acclaimed country musician Margo Price chats up ticket scalper outside own show

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 13:  Margo Price performs onstage during the 2017 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards  on September 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 13: Margo Price performs onstage during the 2017 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards on September 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music)

Concert ticket scalpers are often frowned upon by musicians and their fans, but one savvy country musician decided to engage one outside of her own show.

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Margo Price and her band performed at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta Thursday night. Before the show, Price was seen approaching a scalper selling tickets to her show. The interaction was caught on video and posted on Price's Twitter account.

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Pointing to the marquee, Price asked, "Do you know this girl? Is she good?"

The scalper assured Price it's good music. Price promised to return to buy the tickets after going to the ATM.

This month, Price was nominated for artist, song and album of the year by the Americana Music Association for her latest album, "All American Made."

While some noted that the scalper was selling the tickets for $25, which was about face value, scalpers often sell fake tickets.

Georgia has strict ticket resale laws, but authorities admit enforcement is challenging.

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Craig Mack, 'Flava in Ya Ear' rapper, dead at 46

Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 5:21 AM

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Rapper Craig Mack is dead at 46, the New York Daily News is reporting.

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Smashing Pumpkins reunite for tour

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 1:12 PM

FILE PHOTO: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert at The Beacon Theatre on April 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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FILE PHOTO: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert at The Beacon Theatre on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)(Noam Galai/Getty Images)

The Smashing Pumpkins will return to the stage this summer with their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha.

The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Pumpkins’ formation and will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, with material from “Gish,” “Siamese Dream,” “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” “Adore” and “Machina.”

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Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also participate in the live shows, as the band will present a three-guitar lineup to “better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.”

Earlier this week, the band hinted at the upcoming tour with a statement regarding original bassist D’arcy Wretzky:

“In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying. For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best, and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon.”

 

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates

July 12, 2018 Glendale, Ariz., Gila River Arena

July 14, 2018 Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Arena

July 16, 2018 Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center

July 17, 2018 Houston, Toyota Center

July 18, 2018 Dallas, American Airlines Center

July 20, 2018 Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena

July 21, 2018 Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center

July 22, 2018 Atlanta, Infinite Energy Arena

July 24, 2018 Miami, AmericanAirlines Arena

July 25, 2018 Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena

July 27, 2018 Baltimore, Royal Farms Arena

July 28, 2018 Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

July 29, 2018 Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena

July 31, 2018 Boston, TD Garden

August 01, 2018 New York City, Madison Square Garden

August 04, 2018 Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena

August 05, 2018 Detroit, Little Caesars Arena

August 07, 2018 Montreal, Centre Bell

August 08, 2018 Toronto, Air Canada Centre

August 11, 2018 Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

August 13, 2018 Chicago, United Center

August 16, 2018 Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center

August 17, 2018 Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse

August 19, 2018 St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

August 20, 2018 Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center

August 21, 2018 Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center

August 24, 2018 Seattle, KeyArena

August 25, 2018 Portland, Ore., Moda Center

August 27, 2018 Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena

August 28, 2018 Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center

August 30, 2018 Los Angeles, The Forum

September 01, 2018 San Diego, Viejas Arena

September 02, 2018 Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena

September 04, 2018 Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 05, 2018 Denver, Pepsi Center

September 07, 2018 Boise, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center

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