Organizers of the Orange Loop Rock Festival announced details for the event Monday.
The three-day festival is scheduled to take place June 10-12 at the Showboat Festival Grounds in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets and VIP passes are available now. Weekend general admission tickets are $144.99 plus fees and VIP passes are $449.99 plus fees.
Single day tickets for Friday, June 10 are $19.99 plus fees while tickets for June 11 and 12 $74.99 plus fees for each day. Children’s weekend general admission tickets are $54.99 plus fees. Tickets are also available in four-packs for $474.99 plus fees and in two-packs for $259.99 plus fees.
Approximately 17 bands are scheduled to perform at this year’s festival, including and not limited to John 5, Chevelle, and a trio of tribute band that take on classics from Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, and Foreigner.
The festival’s full lineup is noted below.
Friday, June 10th
Foreigners Journey ft. Constantine Maroulis – Tribute to Foreigner & Journey
Ozzmosis – Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne
The Four Horsemen – Tribute to Metallica
Saturday, June 11th
Stephen Pearcy – The Voice of Ratt
Sunday, June 12th
Stone Temple Pilots
Puddle of Mudd
Treach of Naughty by Nature
More information on the 2022 Orange Loop Rock Festival is available along with all of its latest news at:
Foreigner will head back out on the road this summer for the first leg of an expansive world tour.
The first leg of the 121-date tour — the North American leg — is scheduled to launch June 24 in Ottumwa, IA and to run through Nov. 21 in Pensacola, FL. The tour features performances in cities nationwide, such as Ft. Bragg, NC; Springfield, IL and Detroit, MI.
Guitarist Mick Jones said he and his band mates — Kelly Hansen (vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar), Chris Frazier (drums), and Luis Carlos Maldonado (guitar) — are looking forward to getting back in front of its audiences.
“Live music is at the heart of what we do and I’m thrilled to be back on the road and visiting so many places over the next year,” he said. “Looking forward to seeing you all out there.”
The band’s tour schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Thursday, June 24 Ottumwa, IA – Bridge View Center
Friday, June 25 Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion
Saturday, June 26 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
Tuesday, June 29 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
Wednesday, June 30 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena
Friday, July 2 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Great Lawn
Sunday, July 4 Fort Bragg, NC – Pope Army Airfield
Tuesday, July 27 Fresno, CA – Saroyan Theatre
Wednesday, July 28 Prescott Valley, AZ – Findlay Toyota Center
Friday, July 30 West Valley, UT – Maverick Center
Saturday, July 31 Grand Junction, CO – Los Colonias Park Amphitheater
Sunday, August 1 Rio Rancho, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center
Wednesday, August 4 Lubbock, TX – Buddy Holly Hall
Thursday, August 5 Enid, OK – Stride Bank Center
Saturday, August 7 Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
Sunday, August 8 North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
Tuesday, August 10 West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair
Wednesday, August 11 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
Friday, August 13 Arcadia, WI – Ashley For The Arts
Saturday, August 14 Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
Sunday, August 15 Peoria, IL – Civic Center Arena
Tuesday, August 17 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Wednesday, August 18 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Friday, August 20 Doswell, VA – AfterHours at Meadow Event Park
Saturday, August 21 Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Monday, August 23 Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
Wednesday, August 25 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre
Thursday, August 26 Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
Friday, August 27 Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
Saturday, August 28 Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
Thursday, September 9 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Friday, September 10 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Saturday, September 11 Butte, MT – Civic Center
Tuesday, September 14 Everett, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena
Wednesday, September 15 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Event Center
Thursday, September 16 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Saturday, September 18 Fort Hall, ID – Fort Hall Casino
Tuesday, September 21 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Wednesday, September 22 Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
Sunday, September 26 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort
Wednesday, September 29 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery (orchestral)
Friday, October 1 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre (orchestral)
Saturday, October 2 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl (orchestral)
Monday, October 11 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre (orchestral)
Tuesday, October 12 Youngstown, OH – Foundation Amphitheater (orchestral)
Wednesday, October 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena (orchestral)
Friday, October 15 Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall Civic Center
Sunday, October 17 Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium
Monday, October 18 Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Tuesday, October 19 Charleston, WV – Municipal Auditorium
Thursday, October 21 Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
Friday, October 22 Wilkes Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center
Saturday, October 23 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Monday, October 25 Providence, RI – Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, October 27 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Thursday, October 28 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Friday, October 29 New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
Saturday, October 30 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Thursday, November 4 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
Friday, November 5 Springfield, IL – UIS Sangamon Auditorium
Saturday, November 6 Southaven, MS – Landers Center
Monday, November 8 Savannah, GA – John Mercer Theatre
Tuesday, November 9 Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium
Wednesday, November 10 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Friday, November 12 Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
Saturday, November 13 Tupelo, MS – Bancorp South Arena
Sunday, November 14 Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
Tuesday, November 16 Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Wednesday, November 17 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
Friday, November 19 Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort & Spa
Saturday, November 20 Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theater
More information on Foreigner’s upcoming tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Veteran rock act Foreigner will release a new live recording next month.
Live at the Rainbow ’78 is scheduled for release on March 15 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital.
The concert featured in the recording was captured Apr. 27, 1978 at London’s Rainbow Theatre. It features the classic Foreigner lineup of Mick Jones (lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Lou Gramm (lead vocals, percussion), Ian McDonald (guitars, keyboard, sax, flute, backing vocals), Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizers), Ed Gagliardi (bass, backing vocals) and Dennis Elliott (drums, backing vocals) performing songs, such as ‘Long, Long Way From Home,’ ‘Cold As Ice’ and ‘Feels Like The First Time.’ The concert’s full set list is noted below.
01. Long, Long Way From Home
02. I Need You
03. Woman Oh Woman
04. Hot Blooded
05. The Damage Is Done
06. Cold As Ice
08. Double Vision
09. Feels Like The First Time
10. Fool For You Anyway
11. At War With The World
Jones talked about the band’s performance featured in Live at the Rainbow ’78 in a recent interview.
“1978 was an absolutely magical time for the band, and to come back over to the UK to play a headline show at the legendary Rainbow really was a dream come true,” Jones said. “The audience was amazing that night. We couldn’t have wished for a better show.”
A trailer for the recording’s forthcoming release is streaming online now here. Pre-orders are open now.
More information on Live at the Rainbow ’78 is available online now along with all of Foreigner’s latest news at:
This past February, veteran rock outfit Foghat released its new live recording Live at the Belly Up digitally, and this summer, the band will finally release the recording on CD.
Live at the Belly Up will be released on CD Friday, June 30 via the band’s own Foghat Records. In anticipation of the recording’s release, the band has launched a PledgeMusic campaign giving fans the chance to pre-order the record with exclusive associated merchandise.
Different merchandise is available at different pledge levels. A $15 pledge gets fans a copy of the record along with Access Pass. A $30 pledge can get fans a Live at the Belly Up t-shirt or drink holder.
Pledge levels go all the way up to $500 and quantities of each item is limited. Audiences that want to check out the show before they decide whether or not to make that pledge can see a clip of the band performing its hit song ‘Slow Ride’ from the show here. The record’s full track listing is noted below.
‘Live at the Belly Up’ Track Listing:
Fool for City / Eight Days On The Road
Under the Influence
Knock It Off
I Just Want to Make Love to You
The band is touring live in support of Live at the Belly Up. It will be live at The Rose in Pasadena on May 25 and at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on May 26.
It will also join Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy on the pair’s Jeff & Larry Backyard Barbecue this summer beginning August 13 in Saratoga, NY. The tour’s schedule, which includes a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 15, is noted below.
08/13 – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
08/19 – ENGLEWOOD, CO
08/20 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
08/25 – CLARKSTON, MI
08/26 – NOBLESVILLE, IN
09/15 – CHARLOTTE, NC
As if those live dates are not enough, the band also has scheduled a “Rock of the 70s” Shows with Atlanta Rhythm Section Pure Prairie League, Pat Travers Band and Poco. It is also scheduled to perform as part of the Rock Getaway on the Riviera Maya from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5. The festival also features performances from Santana, Don Henley, Roger Daltry, Bad Company, Pat Benatar, Steve Miller, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, George Thorogood, REO and more.
More information on Foghat’s upcoming live dates, its new live recording and more is available online now at:
Veteran guitarist Marty Friedman will appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this weekend.
Friedman will appear on That Metal Show Saturday, March 1st at 11pm ET. Friedman will join Mike Jones (Foreigner), Leslie West (Mountain), and Lita Ford (The Runaways) on this week’s edition of That Metal Show. Friedman jokingly noted in an interview that while the main purpose of his appearance was to promote his upcoming album Inferno, he also even more excited about being on the show because he got to talk to one of his own favorite guitarists of all time. “Of course I talked about my upcoming album, ‘Inferno,’” he said. “But there was another guitarist on the show, and I just had to ask him what I wanted to know ever since I was a kid — just what the hell was he thinking when he laid down one of the most unorthodox (and cool) solos ever. Hope they don`t edit that part out!” Tune in tomorrow night to find out!”
Inferno is scheduled to be released via Prosthetic Records May 27th in North America and May 26th in the UK and Europe, May 23rd in G/A/S and via Universal Records in Japan May 21st. It will be his first record of original material in four years and the first in over ten years that will be released simultaneously around the world. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). It will also include a number of A-list guest appearances from the likes of: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor), and David Davidson (Revocation) among others. The album’s track listing is included below.
Friedman will tour in support of his new album beginning May 1st in Tampere, Finland. He will serve as support act for Gus G. who is also set to release his new album this Spring. Friedman’s current tour itinerary is listed below.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/1 Tampere, FL – Klubi #
5/2 Helsinki, FL – Nosturi #
5/3 Stockholm, SW – Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5 Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #
5/6 Malmo, SW – KB #
5/9 Krakow, PL – Lizard King #
5/10 Warsaw, PL – Progreja #
5/12 Munich,DE – Backstage #
5/14 Hannover, DE – Musixzentrum #
5/15 Essen, DE – Turock #
5/16 Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij #
5/17 Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom #
5/18 Uden, NL – De Pul #
5/20 Savigny Le Temple, FR – L’impriente #
5/21 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington #
5/22 Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall #
# with Gus G
The debut album from rock supergroup Something Unto Nothing is perhaps the first great rock record of 2013. The band—Sass Jordan (Canadian Idol), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne), Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), and Tommy Stewart (Godsmack, Lo Pro, Everclear, Fuel) have come together for a record that’s a solid, no-nonsense rock record. The project was originally started by Jordan and band mate Brian Tichy. Tichy notes in an interview about the album, “I had played drums on Sass’ Rats record.” He added, “I knew she was one of the best rock singers out there. So after many years, we reconnected and tried a bit of writing together.”
Fans of the stoner rock genre will especially enjoy this album as it opens with a sound similar to the likes of Fireball Ministry, Nebula, and others of that ilk. Jordan even noted in an interview of how the album came to develop its sound. “As we continued the songwriting path from the quintessential rock tunes, ‘Burned’ to ‘Mobile Again’ to ‘Nomad’ and on…The whole thing started to take shape in the form of a 70’s odyssey, a time travel trajectory”, she said. That couldn’t be truer. The album’s opener, ‘Burned’ will take audiences back to rock’s heyday thanks to the combination of Sass’ vocals and the band’s musical backing. Sass sounds like some wild hybrid of Janis Joplin and fellow veteran vocalist, Geddy Lee (Rush). Stewart expertly keeps a solid 4/4 beat for the band all while tossing in some nice little flourishes throughout. And Tichy’s guitar work is just as solid here. Just as Stewart’s drumming proves the K.I.S.S. formula true, so does Tichy’s guitar work. There’s nothing overdone about what he does here. But it’s that simplicity and solid playing that makes this the right choice for a first impression on this record.
The band follows up the success of ‘Burned’ with an equally simple yet rocking song in ‘Crazy Head.’ There’s no question what this song is about, lyrically speaking. It’s a song about a relationship issue. Given, that’s the most common lyrical topic of any song. But it’s the way the topic is tackled both lyrically and musically that makes it such an interesting piece. Jordan sings in the song, “You, You, you/You’re crazy/Don’t you call me baby/You, you , you/You’re crazy/You got a crazy head.” It’s amazing what a few words can do. But that chorus is enough to explain everything that’s needed to understand this song. This is not just some “oh-woe-is-me” style song. This is coming from the standpoint of a strong empowered individual. It’s someone who isn’t going to take any junk from anyone. Add in the music’s fiery exuberance, and that becomes increasingly clear. Yet again, Brian Tichy shines on this song, adding a solo that would make any guitar purist proud.
The band continues much in the same style in the album’s very next song, ‘Nomad.’ This is one of those songs that will instantly have the horns in the air and the hair flying as heads bang. It’s sure to become a fan favorite both from the record and both as the band hits the road to perform the songs from this album live. And for those worrying about whether or not this first trio of songs is all that the band has to offer on its debut, those fears are instantly silenced as the band launches in the Red Hot Chili Peppers style funk-rock of ‘Did Me No Good.’ Together, Tichy and bassist Michael Devin make for a sound that would make RHCP guitarist and bassist Josh Klinghoffer and Flea happy. The band barely lets up from here with the southern rock styling of the album’s next two tracks, ‘Mobile Again’ and ‘I’m The One.’ ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd fans will appreciate ‘Mobile Again’ with its classic southern rock sound. The same applies with ‘I’m The One.’ There’s more than enough rock to make any rock purist happy. For those who want something a little softer, Something Unto Nothing offers that, too as it only slows down a few times. That slowing is just enough to let listeners catch their breath before the band launches into its next aural assault. The last of the slower songs is the album’s closer, ‘Goodbye.’ On the surface, it would appear that this is a breakup song as Jordan sings, “I don’t want to leave you/But I’ve got to say/Goodbye.” And given the song’s tone, it would appear even more that this is a song about a breakup. But on a deeper level, it could also be interpreted as Jordan and company saying goodbye for now. It’s as if she and her band mates are collectively saying, “We’ve had a blast entertaining you, and we don’t want to have to leave, but we have to say goodbye.” On that level, it’s a fitting end to what is without a doubt one of the first great rock records of 2013.
Five years ago, Eagle Rock Entertainment released “Alive & Rockin'” on dvd. Considering that the band was (and is) really Foreigner in name only, the show’s title was fitting, as the nine-song setlist showed that this classic rock band was indeed still alive and rockin’. Now, fans who bought the dvd back in 2007 will finally get to take this modern classic show anywhere with them as it will see the light of day on cd next week.
Whether or not fans already own the companion dvd to this new cd, the audio only presentation of the band’s live show proves that even with only one remaining original member, Foreigner hasn’t lost any steam since the last performance of its original lineup. If anything, this audio presentation combined with its companion dvd, show a band that performs like it was ‘the very first time (yes that bad pun was intended). The recording comes from the band’s 2006 show at Balingen Germany’s famed Bang Your Head Festival. The band’s set included all of its major hits including: ‘Double Vision’, ‘Cold as Ice’, and its equally famed anthem, ‘Feels Like The First Time.’
Even with vocalist Kelly Hansen now manning the mic, Jeff Pilson(Dokken) on bass and second generation drummer Jason Bonham (yes, that Jason Bonham) behind the kit, this incarnation of Foreigner rocks just as hard as the original lineup. Bonham really gets his chance to shine in the intro to what is arguably the high point to the show in the combination of ‘Juke Box Hero’ and the band’s cover of the Zepplin classic, ‘Whole Lotta Love.’ His drum solo at the beginning of it all is reminiscent of his legendary father’s chops. And Hansen is the perfect frontman as he leads the audience through ‘Juke Box Hero.’ It should be noted on a side note that Hansen does drop an “S” bomb during the song, ‘Dirty White Boy.’ This happens as he’s interacting with the audience. Thankfully, that’s the extent of the foul language in the set. That is at least in this presentation of the band’s set.
Just as drummer Jason Bonham shines, original guitarist Mick Jones gets more than his share of shning moments in this set, too. He drives the band and the audience forward in the first three songs in the set. The band slows things down with ‘Cold as Ice’ and ‘Starrider’ before Jones gets his moment again in the band’s mega-hit, ‘Feels Like The First Time.’ And his work in the closer, ‘Hot Blooded’ is spot on. He and the entire band give their all to give its audience a huge closer. And they do just that. After it’s all said and done, this incarnation of Foreigner has shown that even though it may not be the original band, it more than does honor to the memory of what is one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history.