Greg Lato Announces Release Date For His Debut Family Music Album

Courtesy: GLM

Family entertainer Greg Lato will release his new album this summer.

Lato is scheduled to release Create My Own World July 24 through GLM.  The album is Lato’s debut family music offering.

Create My Own World features musical arrangements whose influences reach as far back as the 1970s and as recent as the 2000s.  According to information provided about the record, ‘I Can’t Find My Sock,’ which is one of the album’s 12 songs, features an influence from 1970s era Badfinger/Todd Rundgren/Elton John sounds.

The noted information states the album’s title track exhibits an influence from music made popular in the 1980s, but does not specify if that means 80s rock or pop.  The album’s title brings audiences into the 21st century with its EDM-infused, the noted information additionally states.  It adds, the song ‘Hi Gene’ could be used for any movie helmed by famed director John Hughes.

Along with the musical numbers, the record also features four spoken word presentations.  As an added bonus, family entertainer Bill Harley joins Lato on ‘Two Slow Snails.’

Greg Lato has spent his career composing music through a variety of outlets.  He has composed music for film and television, and most recently co-wrote with Billy Gilman, runner up on the 11th season of NBC’s hit singing competition show The Voice.

Lato has four grown-up albums under his belt in the form of Monday Morning Breakdown (2009), Do The Best With What I Got (2010), Lato & The NeversFire Between Us (2016) and Cassetting Son (2018).

More information on Greg Lato’s upcoming album is available along with all of his latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.greglato.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/greglatomusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/greglatomusic

 

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YES Announces “Yestival” Summer Tour

Courtesy: MSO PR

Let the Yestival begin!

Veteran rock band Yes announced it will hit the road this August for a tour dubbed “Yestival.”  The announcement was made during the band’s appearance Wednesday on Sirius XM’s exclusive in-studio audience event SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with YES.

The nearly monthlong tour begins with a pair of dates in North Carolina on August 4 and 5 in Greensboro and Boone.  Todd Rundgren will be a special guest on the tour. Also announced as support will be Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

After finishing its short stint in the Tarheel State, the band will perform a handful of dates in the northeast and then make its way to the Midwest for the tour’s second leg.  The tour’s final leg will take the band to the southwest and west coast.  The band’s full tour schedule is noted below.

Initial YESTIVAL 2017 Summer Tour Dates:
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Fri
8/4
Greensboro, NC
White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sat
8/5
Boone, NC
Holmes Convocation Center
Mon
8/7
Baltimore, MD
Pier Six Pavilion
Tue
8/8
Upper Darby, PA
Tower Theatre
Thu
8/10
Mashantucket, CT
MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Fri
8/11
Brooklyn, NY
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Sat
8/12
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Center
Wed
8/16
Greensburg, PA
The Palace Theatre
Thu
8/17
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat
8/19
Elgin, IL
Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino
Sun
8/20
Cleveland, OH
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Tue
8/22
Oklahoma City, OK
The Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed
8/23
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
Fri
8/25
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre
Sat
8/26
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tue
8/29
Los Angeles, CA
Microsoft Theater
Sun
9/3
Tulalip, WA
Tulalip Amphitheatre

The lineup for the upcoming tour will feature Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), and Billy Sherwood (bass).  Sherwood was handpicked by former YES bassist Chris Squire before his passing in 2015.

More information on YES’ upcoming tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.yesworld.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yestheband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/yesofficial

 

 

 

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