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Elton John is coming to Cincinnati

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8, 2018, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said Elton. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.” Tickets for initial shows listed below go on sale to the general public beginning February 2 at 10 a.m. local. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at EltonJohn.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in advance in North America beginning Thursday January 25 at 10 a.m. local time, through Monday January 29 at 10 p.m. local time. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale starting Thursday January 25 at 10 a.m. local time. These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities at Elton John’s piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs, custom merchandise and much more.The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ pre-sale is powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan (Ticketmaster’s fan-first technology, built to help artists combat ticket bots and get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the event). Tickets for the tour will be available through registration using Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration opens Wednesday January 24 and continues until Saturday January 27. Pre-sale will begin Tuesday January 30 at 10 a.m. and run through Wednesday January 31 at 10 p.m. (all times are local); supplies are limited. Registration is required to participate in the TM Verified Fan Pre-sale. For more information and to register, visit EltonJohn.com “It is truly an honor to be associated with Elton John, one of music and pop culture’s most legendary, innovative and unrivaled performers,” said Jay Marciano, Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents, promoters of the global ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. “In a manner and style that could only be conceived by such a renowned artist, Elton’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ concerts will be the ultimate and final opportunity for his millions of fans around the world to experience this generation’s most incomparable and iconic entertainer.”The news was announced to the world in the very manner that has defined Elton and his creative output over a dazzling career - innovative, daring and constantly taking bold strides into the future. Centered around a marquee event at Gotham Hall in New York City, the announcement was live streamed globally exclusively on YouTube in VR180, and simultaneously transmitted to venues in Los Angeles and London. The immersive experience at the event - and all around the world thanks to YouTube’s VR180 technology - allowed fans to revisit some of the defining moments that set Elton on his unstoppable path to global superstardom. Transformation, after all, is part of Elton’s DNA, and he adeptly used the latest technology to help him defy space and time, connecting his past and future. Event footage along with additional 'behind the scenes' videos in VR180 tracking Elton's journey, supported by YouTube, will be available at youtube.com/eltonjohn.“Elton John is always up for doing things differently, using technology to push the boundaries of storytelling and reach fans in new ways. Last year, Elton's YouTube-supported project "The Cut" gave undiscovered talent the chance to create new music videos for his iconic hits, and now his final farewell tour announcement takes experimentation to the next level – live streaming in VR,” said Vivien Lewit, Global Head of Artist Services at YouTube. “We're honored to deepen our relationship by supporting the exclusive live stream and 'behind the scenes' videos in VR for this special moment in pop music history.” It was also announced at today’s launch that Gucci will be exclusively designing Elton’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour wardrobe. Resplendent at Gotham Hall in a bespoke outfit, Elton discussed his passion for the Italian fashion house which last year unveiled its S/S 2018 collection - designed by Creative Director, Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from his iconic style archives.“American Express has a longstanding relationship with Elton John and we are excited to partner with the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” said Walter Frye, VP, Global Entertainment Partnerships at American Express. “We are proud to bring our Card Members access to an international icon we know they love and admire – with access to purchase tickets for his tour before the general public.”

Want to see Elton John’s Farewell Tour in Cincinnati? Here’s the info you need:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: U.S. Bank Arena
  • Ticket Prices: $49.50 - $224.50
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Hall and Oates are coming to Columbus

Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train announced their momentous co-headline North American summer tour. This marks the first time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together with fellow award-winning hit makers, Train. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a show-stopping joint set.

Want to attend this concert? Here is everything you need to know:

  • Date: Thursday, May 24th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Nationwide Arena
  • Ticket Prices: $49.50 - $129.50
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Def Leppard and Journey are going on tour together — and they are coming close to here

Two of the greatest rock bands are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts.

Def Leppard and Journey are hitting road in May, and their tour includes some stops close to home including Monday, May 28 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and Wednesday, May 30 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena and Wednesday, Aug. 22 in Columbus at the Schottenstein Center.

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The tour will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.”

Tickets for the show in Cincinnati go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. through LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the U.S. Bank Arena box office and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

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 The 58-city tour will hit 10 stadiums — Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park — as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California. A full list of tour dates can be found at Live Nation.

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Journey & Def Leppard are coming to Columbus

Want to see these 2 rock legends in concert this Summer? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Date: Wednesday, August 22nd
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Schottenstein Center in Columbus
  • Ticket prices: $49 - $850
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Journey and Def Leppard are coming to Cincinnati

Want to go to the ultimate 80’s rock concert of the year? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 30th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: U.S. Bank Arena
  • Ticket Prices: $69 - $775
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Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne announces 2 area concerts this summer

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. 

David Bryne of the Talking Heads is coming to Dayton

Want to go to this concert? Here’s all the info you need:

  • Date: Saturday, August 11th
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Rose Music Center
  • Ticket prices: $23.50 - $93
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David Byrne has announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. David will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join David on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” The American Utopia Tour will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Saturday, August 11th.Last week, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The presentation was given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page. He also released the first track from the album, “Everybody’s Coming To My House”— co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others. The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here. “Everybody’s Coming To My House” is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and at nonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.ACCLAIM FOR “EVERYBODY’S COMING TO MY HOUSE”:"Byrne gives fans a catchy, funky house-party song with drums and horns, in the way only Byrne can." - Billboard"The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne's work." - Rolling Stone"Funky and danceable, in an instantly recognizable David Byrne way." - Brooklyn VeganFOR MORE ON DAVID BYRNE, VISIT:Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Mixcloud

The Doobie Brothers & Steely Dan are coming to Cincinnati

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27th
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Riverbend Music Center
  • Ticket prices: $15.25 - $215.50
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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers announced today their co-headline North American 2018 summer tour. The legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, June 27.

Founded in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ‘70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 – including 1977’s sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including “Album of the Year”) Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Visit SteelyDanOfficial.com for more information.

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. Their latest studio album, Southbound, features new recordings of the band’s biggest hits, with country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world. Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Listen To The Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Dayton

  • Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: The Rose Music Center at The Heights
  • Ticket prices: $23.50 - $107
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Longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are headed to Huber Heights, OH to appear at Rose Music Center for one night only on Saturday, May 26. The show, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story and Father of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. His latest play, Meteor Shower, will premiere on Broadway this November 29th in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti; and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, The Long-Awaited Album, on Rounder Records.Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including Damages, Primetime Glick, Merlin and SCTV Network 90. Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show Maya & Marty.

Foreigner is coming to Cincinnati

  • Date: Tuesday, June 26th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Riverbend Music Center
  • Ticket prices: $25 - $350
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Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, are getting into the holiday gift-giving spirit early with the announcement of their 2018 29-city summer “Juke Box Heroes Tour”. Nothing warms up the chilly holiday season like the promise of a hot summer tour, and concert tickets make the perfect gift.

The legendary artists will cross the U.S. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 in Bangor, ME and will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 26th. All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham who are part of the fabric of British rock, and will bring a summer of great music across the country. Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary tour was one of last summer’s bestselling runs.

“I’m excited to join forces with my fellow U.K. countrymen, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham, for what’s sure to be a rockin’ summer tour in the States,” says Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones.

As Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale says, “We are truly excited and looking forward to playing in 2018 with our friends, Foreigner and Jason Bonham, on their North American tour.” Says Jason Bonham, “Being part of Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour last summer was wonderful. Opening a show like that was very special to me, so when Mick asked if I’d do it again in 2018, I said yes without hesitation. I’m excited that Whitesnake will be filling out the middle slot this time as I’ve known David since I was 14 years old. It’s going to be a WHOLE LOTTA FUN!”

Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, Foreigner has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts forty years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart success. Foreigner also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith, and most of their Classic Rock peers. (Source: Nielsen SoundScan week ending 8/3/17). Foreigner’s catalog sales were recently celebrated in Business Insider as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, and Bon Jovi.

Throughout this tour, Foreigner will continue their long-standing partnership with The Grammy Museum, by which local school choirs are invited to join the band on stage in almost every market they play. Through this program over the past several years, the band has raised well into the six figures for music in school programs, and given thousands of students a life-changing experience to rock on stage with one of the most well-known bands of all time.

The band recently released a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features 40 tracks tracing their distinguished career. Entitled 40, the album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup, with Kelly Hansen on vocals. All tracks were recorded between 1977 and 2017. The current line-up is Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, saxophone, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar), and Chris Frazier (drums).

Founded in 1978 by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, Whitesnake has earned multi-Platinum status for numerous albums, including ‘Trouble’, ‘Lovehunter’, ‘Ready and Willing,’ and ‘Come An’ Get It’, as well as the album that introduced the explosive hard rock revamped Whitesnake sound with Slide in it. The band is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987’s self-titled multi-Platinum smash hit album, Whitesnake. From these albums came multiple Top 10 hits worldwide, including two #1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love,” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night,” all leading to virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the globe. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favorite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2018. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) are currently in the studio recording their tentatively titled new studio album ‘Flesh & Blood’.

Following his participation in the monumental reunion of Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 arena in 2007, drummer Jason Bonham decided to take the music his father was such a huge part of out on the road. The result became Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Best described as a band that perfectly recreates the music of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening not only celebrates one of music’s most iconic bands but also the life of Bonham’s late father, who died in 1980.

When asked why he decided to start the project, Jason said, “It was medicine to relieve myself from the amount of Led Zeppelin that I had studied and rehearsed prior to the O2 show and then dealing with the realization that it wasn’t going to go anywhere beyond that one concert. It originally began as me just wanting to put together a show, but once I realized I could make it more than just the music it became something more. It gave me the opportunity to give a little nod to what everyone knows about my dad’s wild side but also show his sensitive side as well. For me, he was always dad at home and this was an idea to show a deeper side of that.”

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