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Kenny Chesney has announced that he will be launching his Here And Now Stadium Tour of the United States in the spring and summer of next year, after his 2020 trek was paused by the pandemic.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on April 23rd at the Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL and will wrap up with two nights at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on August 26th and 27th.

Chesney had this to say, "When we hit pause on our 2020 tour, I never thought we would go much past the fall, let alone into 2021 The idea that it would be three years before I would stand in the end zone of Gillette Stadium, where No Shoes Nation was born, wasn't something any of us could conceive.

"I still can't really believe it. But in the middle of all of this, I know it's true... and I know how much I miss being out there, being in the thick of the most passionate place in the world: No Shoes Nation. Anywhere they plant their flags, bring their passion, their friends and their will to rock, it reminds me that to be in the moment is everything No Shoes Nation is about!" Read more and see the dates here.

(hennemusic) Mastodon will stream a rare acoustic performance from the Georgia Aquarium on July 15th and have released a trailer. "Mastodon Captured Live At Georgia Aquarium" will stream live on Thursday, July 15, at 9PM EDT.

The band have teamed with the HD live streaming platform Dreamstage for the event; billed as "Captured Live At Georgia Aquarium", the show will present the first-ever Mastodon acoustic experience in an intimate setting from their hometown of Atlanta, GA. n addition, the program will include exclusive commentary from the band offering an inside view into their creative process.

Fresh off the release of their 2020 compilation, "Medium Rarities", along with "Rufus Lives" from the "Bill & Ted Face The Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" last autumn, Mastodon recently shared their new single, "Forged By Neron", from the "Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack", which will be released on June 18.

Tickets for the event are now on sale, along with bundled merch packages, with $1 from each T-shirt bundle package going to support the Georgia Aquarium.here.

The Foo Fighters are ready to boogie this coming Record Story Day and will be releasing a limited edition vinyl album under the banner of their alter ego, the Dee Gees.

Entitled "Hail Satin", the record will be available on July 17th and will feature the band taking on some of the most iconic disco hits that were recorded at their 606 Studios.

Side A features Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, Smear, Shiflett and Jaffee lighting up the floor at Foo Fighters' 606 studios with faithful renditions of five stone cold Brothers Gibb classics - Bee Gees bangers "You Should Be Dancing," Night Fever," "Tragedy" and "More Than A Woman" + Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing"

Side B literally rocks the party with live at 606 renditions of roughly half of Foo Fighters latest album "Medicine At Midnight." See the tracklisting here.

AXS TV have announced that they will be celebrating this 4th Of July weekend with four days of nonstop concerts, including the network premiere of performance from Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, The Lumineers and more.

The network sent over the following details: Powerhouse performances from some of music's biggest names will be starting Friday, July 2 at 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT and running through Monday, July 5.

The "All Day Concerts" block begins on July 2 with the ultimate classic rock lineup, opening with premier percussionist Ringo Starr putting his unique spin on beloved Beatles tunes such as "Octopus' Garden," "Yellow Submarine," and "With A Little Help From My Friends," and solo favorites such as "Choose Love," "It Don't Come Easy," "Give Me Back The Beat" in Ringo Starr And The Roundheads With Special Guest Colin Hay. Other highlights include trailblazing superstars The Who performing their magnum rock opus in its entirety in The Who: TOMMY - Live At The Royal Albert Hall; Tom Petty's hometown return in Tom Petty - Live From Gatorville; an evening with one of the blues' foremost figures in B.B. King With Special Guests Terrence Howard, Richie Sambora, and Solange; and a soulful show from "The Queen Of Rock N' Roll" in Tina Turner - Live In Barcelona, among others.

"All Day Concerts" goes Country on July 3 with a Saturday lineup full of cowboy classics and southern rock anthems, featuring the star-studded tribute event George Jones: 50 Years Of Hits; a homecoming for the ages in Dierks Bentley Live From The Ryman Auditorium; career-spanning sets from Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, and Travis Tritt, and more. The evening is headlined by the premiere of Kid Rock: Live From The Artists Den, as the patriotic performer rolls into one of America's most important musical landmarks-Elvis Presley's Graceland-to deliver an intimate acoustic jam session with his band Twisted Brown Trucker in the legendary Jungle Room, before cruising over to the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum for a definitive set packed with signature hits such as "Cowboy," "Bawitdaba," "Born Free," "Care," and more.

Then, AXS TV presents the perfect prelude to fireworks with a July 4 block that finds The Eagles soaring Down Under with an epic 2.5 hour set in The Eagles: Farewell - Live From Melbourne; Fleetwood Mac bringing the Say You Will Tour to Beantown in Fleetwood Mac, Live In Boston; and Pearl Jam's two-night stint in the Windy City in Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two. A three-pack of premieres follows at 8 p.m. ET, featuring pop quintet Maroon 5's electrifying set in the City Of Lights featuring "She Will Be Loved," "This Love," and "Harder To Breathe" in Maroon 5: Live At Casino De Paris; international pop sensation Ellie Goulding taking over the Citadel of Arras with chart-topping staples "Lights," "Anything Could Happen," and "Love Me Like You Do" in Ellie Goulding: Live At Main Square Festival; and folk heroes The Lumineers showcasing their raw rock energy with charged performances of "Flowers In Your Hair," "Classy Girls," and the singalong smash "Ho Hey" in The Lumineers: Live At Musilac.

"All Day Concerts" closes out on July 5 with eight unforgettable concerts, starting with Sugarland's heartfelt set at Chicago's historic Grainger Studio where they pay homage to their Atlanta roots with performances of "Stay," "Baby Girl," and "Everyday America" in Sugarland: The Incredible Machine. Other highlights include a front row seat to Country trailblazer Shania Twain's coveted Las Vegas residency in Shania Twain - Still The One; rock icons coming together for an important cause in America Salutes You: Guitar Legends 4, with Big & Rich, Kevin Bacon, Billy Gibbons, and more; and a one-of-a-kind event capturing Bon Jovi as they perform their 2020 album in its entirety for the first time ever in On A Night Like This - Bon Jovi 2020. See the full lineup/schedule here.

Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced that they will be launching their first U.S. tour in over two years this fall and they are letting their fans pick the setlist.

The By Request Tour will be kicking off on September 1st in Boulder, CO at the Chautauqua Auditorium and will conclude on October 16th in Minneapolis, MN at the Fillmore.

Rodrigo had this to say, "On the Mettavolution tour in 2019, we played the whole of that album. Here we are, two years later, and we have decided to let the fans choose what songs they want to hear from us on the 'By Request' tour."

Gabriela added, "We are so excited to be getting back out on the road again. The 'By Request' tour puts the setlist in the hands of the fans. We can't wait to see what songs they pick."

Fans can vote for the songs for the setlist here and see the dates here.

Venezuelan thrash metal band Overhate have released a music video for their brand new single, which is entitled "The Penance And The Lesson", and is now streaming online.

Giancarlo had this to say, "'The Penance and the Lesson' is a song that tries to depict what luck is for everyone at certain decisive moments, the song's aggressiveness wants to give the listener a peak at the frustration when luck, serving as our fate, doesn't fall to our favor...

"Yet, if lessons are learnt out of these unfavorable situations, certain pictures can become very clear, as to how hard decisions well taken can often bring the best of outcomes.

"Be aware, if there's no solution, no answer to the question or nothing you can envision, the dices fall for all, as the penance and the lesson are to resume our moments now." Watch the video here.

Journey had a lot of news to share this week. The band announced that they will be playing a special intimate venue show, releasing a new single and will be taking the stage at a music festival.

On Tuesday, the band shared via Facebook, "Journey is performing at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL on Thursday, July 29. Tickets available Friday, June 18 at 10amCT."

On Wednesday, they shared, "Journey is thrilled to share two announcements! We will be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV on September 18. Tickets available Friday, June 25th at JourneyMusic.com!

"And we are releasing a new song next Thursday, June 24! Who’s ready for new Journey music?!"

Wank offshoot Sleeping Dogs just released their debut single and video called "No Mercy" and to celebrate we have asked Danny Walker to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The movie is Cape Fear. A sex criminal is paroled, and he re-acquaints himself with and threatens the crooked attorney that let him down. In the city of New Essex, Max Cady (De Niro) warned Counselor Sam Bowden (Nolte), “you’re gonna learn about loss.”

In the chorus of “No Mercy”:
“In a little while, I’ll be on the other side of you
In a little while, You’ll discover what it’s like to lose
(ooh ahh) Ooh I promise you I’ll show – no mercy”

I wrote “No Mercy” years ago. I had been through a couple of major label deal cycles with WANK (Maverick) and Handsome Devil (RCA/Dirty Martini) and had continued writing songs to release albums independently. It’s a grind and can be a gauntlet of disappointment–the biz. It was during this time, I made the demo. Sassy guitar riff, walking bass, four on the floor dance kick, and skiffle guitar rhythm, ooh-aahs, and chic-chicas. “No Mercy” is dark in theme, but is musically high energy. In 2020, the band (Sleeping Dogs) listened to a bunch of songs, and we decided to properly track No Mercy.

Feel: We wanted high energy and attitude--prance and bounce with the rhythm. The keys introduced a nice funky texture to the verse and they really spike the chorus. Adding the wo-oh’s at the top and bottom felt right, and the bass line is more active, mid verse.

Something special in the melody: the verse chords alternate between Bm and E major. The chorus starts with an Em chord so we transition from an E major to an E minor when the chorus hits. Somewhat atypical, allowing for a special moment, melodically.

Lyrics: verses are the complaint about getting played with and hurt, from a place of no leverage. The chorus lyric warns of retribution, “In a little while, you’ll discover what it’s like to lose.” And promises “No Mercy.” The lyrics yearn for payback—it may as well be the Ballad of Max Cady.

“No Mercy” in a nutshell: No – I don’t have a crooked attorney to blame for an unjust prison sentence, but know this…When I come for you, I’m going to show you the same courtesy you’ve shown me. It’s going to be beautiful. Give me a beat….”

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself right here!

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