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Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Set 2013 North America Spring Tour

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, news, Rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Danbury, CT – Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of Rock, kicks off the North American leg of their 2013 tour on February 28. The group returns to these shores following a successful spring tour last year to celebrate the release of their highly acclaimed studio album, Elegant Stealth, and on the heels of the RoadWorks 3 release, a collection of live performances.

During the Elegant Stealth Tour of 2012, Wishbone Ash played to full houses in the Northeast and Midwest. The upcoming North American Tour features many familiar venues plus several new stops, including dates on the West Coast and in Canada.

Released in November 2011 by ZYX Music, Elegant Stealth represents a benchmark in the evolution of Wishbone Ash. Signature twin-lead melodies and a powerhouse rhythm section frame 11 new tracks that reflect a diverse realm of styles and moods.

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has more than 20 original studio recordings and several live albums to their credit. On Elegant Stealth, the group coalesces around strong songwriting and serious chops. Founding member Andy Powell handles lead vocals and trades licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 15-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers, having played with Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson. The band demonstrates its versatility on Elegant Stealth, from the Pop/Rocker “Reason to Believe” to the gentler vibe of “Give it Up” to tunes like “Warm Tears” and “Big Issues,” where the band gets to stretch out and flex its musical muscles.

Below, listen to and watch the music video for Reason To Believe:

Classic Rock Revisited’s Jeb Wright called Elegant Stealth “one of the best albums in Wishbone Ash’s 42 year career.”

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck of said, “This band is like a fine wine that just keeps getting better with age and this is one of their strongest studio releases in years.”

“The songs are catchy, very technical, but there is a soul in what Wishbone Ash is doing!” said Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces of Rock.

Citing Wishbone Ash as an influence on their style, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Southern Rock outfits like Lynyrd Skynyrd and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth and some of the guitar- based Indie/Alternative bands, have all taken a little something from the legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. Truly, there is no other Rock band on the planet that has done more with the twin guitar concept than the Ash.

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Wishbone Ash North America Spring 2013 Tour Dates:

February 28 – Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH

March 1 – Towne Crier, Pawling, NY – Featuring Argus Live

March 2 – Record Collector, Bordentown, NJ – Featuring Argus Live

March 3 – Ukranian American Cultural Center, Whippany, NJ

March 4 – Iron Horse, Northhampton, MA

March 5 – Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, CT

March 6 – Bull Run, Shirley, MA

March 7 – Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA

March 8 – Iridium, New York, NY

March 9 – Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA

March 10 – Wellsboro House; Wellsboro, PA

March 11 – Winchester Music Hall, Cleveland, OH

March 12 – Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

March 13 – Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn, IL

March 14 – Pabst Theater – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

March 16 – Festival Place, Sherwood Park, Alberta, BC

March 19 – The Venue, Alberta, BC – Featuring Argus Live

March 20 – Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA – Featuring Argus Live

March 21 – Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR – Featuring Argus Live

More dates to come …



Making of Elegant Stealth – Rockumentary Trailer (3min55):

Elegant Stealth Promo vid (1 min):

Live footage (Live in London DVD):


(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GREAT WHITE’s Hard to Say Goodbye is now No. 8 on the Classic Rock radio Mediabase chart. The third single from Elation last charted at No. 10 and is expected to continue its climb, with news that the video has just been picked up by

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“The validation from our fans and the radio community has been phenomenal,” said GREAT WHITE founder Mark Kendall. “The energy on this record has been building higher and higher. This is the GREAT WHITE sound and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this amazing experience.”

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GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule keeps growing with two additional dates just added, August 15’s UP State Fair (Escanaba, Mich.) and October 26 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 4, Yucaipa Festival (Yucaipa, Calif.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 8, Thunder on the Lot at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Lancaster, Calif.)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.Y.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)

August 15, UP State Fair (Escanaba, Mich.)

October 26, Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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Featuring Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM for additional information.



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Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Friday, May 31st 2013 sees Witch Cross taking to the stage in their hometown of Hillerød, in North Sjaelland, Denmark. The gig will be their first of the year and will follow hot on the heels of a new album, mixed by metal legend Chris Tsangarides, set for release a month earlier – their first since their debut ‘Fit for Fight’ some 26 years ago!  More shows throughout the year are promised as the band look to take their classic tracks on the road alongside new material from the upcoming album.

The concert takes place at the  Støberihallen, support is from Whitesnake tribute and tickets are available from HERE

Kev Moore

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Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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(Photo Credit: Allen Ross Thomas)



SKID ROW – Check out below the U.S. and international tour dates (with venues & cities) for the legendary American Hard & Heavy Rock Band… SKID ROW! Metal be thy name and… WHOA!


03.22.2013 The Orleans Arena, Las Vegas

04.04.2013 The Railway – Ispwich, England

04.05.2013 White Rabbit – Plymouth, England

04.06.2013 Great Hall 2 – Cardiff, Wales

04.07.2013 HRH AOR Festival – Rotherham, England

04.09.2013 Yardbirds – Grimsby, England

04.10.2013 Fibbers – York, England

04.11.2013 NQ Live – Manchester, England

04.12.2013 Leamington Assembly – Leamington, England

04.13.2013 Islington Academy – London, England

04.15.2013 Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic

04.16.2013 KD Frydek Mistek – Czech Republic

04.19.2013 M15 Concert Bar & Grill – Corona, CA

04.20.2013 Pima County Fair – Tucson, AZ

06.08.2013 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden

08.17.2013 Amos’s Southend – Charlotte, NC

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Johnny Solinger – vocals

Scotti Hill – guitar

Rachel Bolan – bass

Snake Sabo – guitar

Rob Hammersmith – drums



For more info on SKID ROW, click on the links below!

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