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  • Slayer Announces Rescheduled Dates After Araya’s Surgery

    In early January, we reported that Slayer frontman Tom Araya was scheduled to have back surgery, and that the band’s American and Canadian Carnage Tour had to be rescheduled. Araya had his procedure on May 20th, and the masters of metal have announced their make-up dates, which will occur after a European trek. In his... »

  • Bakithi Kumalo Joins Simon and Garfunkel Tour

    South African bassist extraordinaire Bakithi Kumalo will be touring with folk duo Simon and Garfunkel in their North American ‘Old Friends’ tour. The tour focuses mostly in Canada, with about seven U.S. dates. Kumalo joined Paul Simon for his classic 1986 album Graceland, and has worked with him since. Kumalo has also worked with many... »

  • Dave Holland Tour Dates Announced

    Dave Holland starts his world tour in April, performing with different groups along the way. Holland recently released Pathways, the first album with his new octet, and a new Archive Series of albums. Tour Schedule April 16, 2010: Regattabar – Cambridge, MA (Quintet) April 17, 2010: Regattabar – Cambridge, MA (Quintet) April 18, 2010: Buckley... »

  • Green Day Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Mike Dirnt and Green Day will be coming back to North America for summer tour dates after they complete their overseas trek which wraps up in July. The group is still touring in support of their latest Grammy award winning album, 21st Century Breakdown. A musical inspired and featuring the music of Green Day will... »

  • Phish Announce Summer Tour and 3D Concert Movie

    Hot off the heels of Mike Gordon’s solo project tour, Phish have announced a 2010 summer tour which will be their biggest yet since reuniting last spring. The 29-show outing begins in Chicago during June and finishes up in Wantagh, NY in mid-August. Also look out for Phish 3D, which is a feature-length theatrical concert... »

  • Atoms For Peace tour dates announced, with Thom Yorke and Flea

    Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has announced the name of his new supergroup, which includes Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and tour dates for the band. The group, Atoms for Peace, also includes Joey Waronker of R.E.M., Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. They have announced a 9-date tour,... »

  • 32nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival to Feature Who’s Who of Bassists

    The Playboy Jazz Festival promises to be another bass player’s favorite, featuring performances and appearances by Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Dwayne Burno, John Clayton’s Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Chick Corea’s freedom band with Christian McBride, and many more. Hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, the festival will take place June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles,... »

  • Les Claypool Tour Update (New Shows Announced)

    Les Claypool has added new U.S. dates to his current tour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Here’s the latest: March 10 Zurich, CH, at Abart March 11 Milan, IT, at Alkatraz March 12 Bologna, IT, at Estragon March 13 Treviso, IT, at New Age March 15 Munich, DE, at 59:1 March 16 Vienna, AT,... »

  • New Mike Gordon live album, tour dates

    Phish bassist Mike Gordon has released a new double disc album with his own band. The album, which is available at livePhish.com, is a live recording from Gordon’s performance at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY on October 3, 2009. This is the second release from Gordon’s five-piece band, which includes Scott Murawski on guitar,... »

  • Sublime with Rome Announce Tour Dates

    Sublime fans will be pleased to hear that the controversy surrounding the band’s name has been resolved, and original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh will be hitting the road in April with new frontman Rome Ramirez, under the banner “Sublime with Rome”. Fourteen years after the death of founding member Bradley Nowell, the group... »