Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has added another leg to its North American headlining tour. The fall outing begins October 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and wraps up October 28 in Hollywood, Florida.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m. local time via AliceinChains.com.
The grunge icons will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The album, whose title has yet to be revealed, is due out this year, and features the single "The One You Know."
Before the fall leg kicks off, the band will launch a summer North American tour August 22 in Vancouver, Canada.
Here are Alice in Chains' fall headlining tour dates:
10/16 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 10/18 -- Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center 10/20 -- Newkirk, OK, First Council Casino 10/21 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theater 10/23 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre 10/24 -- Birmingham, AL, The BJCC 10/26 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre 10/27 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live 10/28 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Events Center
Rod Stewart has added six fall dates to his long-running Las Vegas residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits.
The new shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace run from November 21 through December 2 and go on sale this Friday, June 22, at noon PT at Ticketmaster.com or TheColosseum.com.
Stewart has been performing his show in Las Vegas for eight years now, but he does regular tours as well. Between his current batch of Las Vegas dates, which end June 30, he'll perform two shows at the Hollywood Bowl with Cyndi Lauper on June 25 and 26. Then, on July 24, Rod and Cyndi will kick off a summer tour together that's mapped out through September 1.
Stewart also has a trio of headlining shows taking place in late October.
Rod's new Las Vegas concert dates going on sale Friday are scheduled for November 21, 23, 24 and 28, and December 1 and 2.
Here are all of Stewart's upcoming 2018 shows:
6/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 6/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 6/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 6/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 6/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 7/24 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Casino 7/26 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Arena 7/28 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center 7/29 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Arena 8/1 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 8/3 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center 8/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 8/7 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden 8/10 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage 8/11 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena 8/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 8/15 -- St. Paul, MN, XCEL Energy Center 8/18 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/19 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 8/22 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 8/24 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena 8/26 -- San Diego, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 8/28 -- Reno, NV, Reno Event Center 8/29 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre 8/31 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 9/1 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater 10/20 -- Laughlin, NV, Laughlin Event Center 10/24 -- Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center Arena 10/26 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark 11/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 11/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 11/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 11/28 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 12/1 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 12/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Greg Doherty/Getty Images; Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Barneys New YorkFounding Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his son Brandon, whose mother is Lee's ex, Pamela Anderson, have taken their feud to social media, three months after Brandon assaulted his dad at Lee's home.
On Father's Day, Tommy took to Instagram to post a note criticizing Brandon and his other son, prompting Brandon to respond with an angry message that reportedly included a video he shot of Lee after knocking his father out.
In Lee's message, he said his own father taught him "to respect everyone…to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given." He then noted, "Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don't know the value of things."
Lee added that it's not all his fault "because their mom has…[enabled their] bad behavior...buying them things when they weren't good."
Tommy went on to say, "I love my boys but they can be a******s too."
According to a Perez Hilton tweet, Brandon initially responded by posting an angry Instagram note along with the video of an unconscious Lee.
While the video no longer appears on Brandon's Instagram, the message remains. It reads in part, "Remember what happened last time you said this s***?…If you think we're so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games."
In a separate Instagram post, Brandon calls out Tommy for airing their dirty laundry in public, and also claims that his dad didn't wish him a Happy Birthday this month, so he shouldn't expect him to wish his dad a Happy Father's Day.
As previously reported, Brandon's altercation with Tommy was prompted by negative comments Lee made about Anderson on social media.
ABC/Randy HolmesLast week, Metallica was honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Music." Winners of the prestigious distinction also receive a monetary award of one million Swedish kronor -- currently about $113,500 -- which Metallica is donating to three charities.
According to the Polar Music Prize Twitter, Metallica is donating 50% of the money to the Stockholm City Mission, a charity that assists the homeless, and 25% to the World Childhood Foundation, an organization founded by Sweden's Queen Silvia to help vulnerable children. The final quarter will be donated to Metallica's co-laureate for the 2018 Polar Music Prize, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf awarded Metallica the 2018 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony in Stockholm last Thursday. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo were on hand to accept the award at a ceremony that included performances from several Swedish musicians, including Ghost frontman Tobias Forge.
Additionally, Roger Glover and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, whom Ulrich inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, read a speech introducing Metallica's honor.
You can watch video highlights from the ceremony now on Metallica.com.
Credit: Scott UchidaSlash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will hit the road this fall on a North American tour. The headlining outing kicks off with a September 13 show a the famed Whisky a Go Go club in West Hollywood, California, and will wrap up October 11 in Boston. Visit SlashOnline.com for ticket info.
The Guns N' Roses guitarist and his solo band will be touring behind their upcoming studio album, titled Living the Dream. The follow-up to 2014's World on Fire is due out on September 21.
In addition to the headlining dates, Slash and company will hit a number of festivals this fall, including KAABOO Del Mar, Louder than Life and Aftershock.
Here are Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators' headlining tour dates:
9/13 -- West Hollywood, CA, The Whisky a Go Go 9/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 9/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 9/19 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore 9/21 -- Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove Margaritaville 9/22 -- Thackerville, OK, Winstar 9/24 -- Austin, TX, Stubbs 9/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues 9/29 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino Resort 10/1 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre 10/2 -- Silver Spring, MD, Fillmore 10/4 -- Rama, ON, Casino Rama 10/5 -- New York, NY, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport 10/6 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun 10/9 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount 10/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory 10/11 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters seemingly got a sign of approval from the universe during their show at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands Saturday. Just as Taylor Hawkins finished the drum solo during the band's performance of "Monkey Wrench," what appeared to be a meteorite flew across the sky.
The Foos tweeted a video of the cosmic coincidence, along with lyrics from the band's recent single, "The Sky Is a Neighborhood": "A star burned out. The sky IS a neighborhood."
The International Meteor Organization received more than 90 reports of the fireball from countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and France.
To make the meteorite sighting even more fitting, the name "Foo Fighters" comes from a term Allied pilots would use for UFOs or other mysterious aerial phenomena during World War II. Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence, after all.
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney recently performed for about 50 people at a Liverpool pub while recording a "Carpool Karaoke" segment for an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden airing this week. Saturday, the rock legend played at a similarly intimate gathering. TMZ reports that the former Beatle was attending the wedding reception of one of his wife's relatives on Long Island, New York, when he decided to join the band for a few tunes.
The tabloid website has posted a video clip of McCartney belting out the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There" as party goers dance wildly. According to TMZ, about 300 people were on hand for the event, which took place at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, New York. It's understood that the groom was the nephew of Paul's wife, Nancy Shevell.
McCartney currently has even more reason to celebrate: Today marks his 76th birthday. Meanwhile, recent posts on his socialmedia sites suggest that Sir Paul is about to announce details of the new solo album he's been recording. A brief video that was posted Monday on his Twitter feed includes sketches of pyramids and palm trees, along with the words "Egypt Station," which we're guessing might be the album's title. Over the last week or so, various pyramid-like graphics that seem to be related to the new project's cover art have appeared on the websites, as well as photos of McCartney in the studio.
Getting back to that Late Late Show appearance, McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke" segment has been confirmed to air this Thursday, June 21. The Late Late Show airs on CBS at 12:37 a.m. ET/11:37 p.m. CT.
ABC/Craig SjodinBack in 1992, Eddie Vedder attempted what might be the most ambitious stage dive in history when he jumped from a camera crane into the crowd during Pearl Jam's set at the Pinkpop festival in The Netherlands. This past Friday, Pearl Jam returned to Pinkpop, and Vedder revealed that he had reunited with the cameraman who operated the crane.
As Vedder explained, he always felt like the cameraman, named Rob, was angry at him for attempting such a dangerous stunt.
"The cameraman, his face, he's looking at me like he's gonna f***ing kill me," Vedder remembered. "And I realized that he probably had every right to do so."
Haunted by the idea that Rob might still be mad at him, Vedder asked a few locals while Pearl Jam was in Amsterdam last week if there was a way he could find him. Turns out there was, and Vedder met up with the now-retired cameraman. Not only that, but Rob revealed that he was never angry at the musician.
"He told me a completely different story than I what I've had in my head all these years," Vedder said. "I thought he was so angry at me, and what he was doing was, if I were to jump on that thing, he had to get other guys to hold the back, the ballast, otherwise I would've I jumped on and we just would've gone down. So...he's not yelling at me, he's yelling to get other guys to hold us up."
"So the whole time...we were working in tandem but we had no clue whatsoever," Vedder continued. "He hasn't been angry at me this whole time, and I just feel so f***ing forgiven!"
You can watch fan-recorded footage of Vedder's story now on YouTube.
Buddy Guy with The Rolling Stones in 2002 (KMazur/WireImage)Besides being a dynamic performer and singer, Mick Jagger plays a mean harmonica, something the Rolling Stones frontman demonstrates on "You Did the Crime," a song featured on Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy's just-released studio album, The Blues Is Alive and Well.
Jagger's soulful, reverb-drenched blues harp can be heard throughout the track, which you can check out now at Guy's official VEVO YouTube channel. In addition, a short video of Mick talking about his contribution to the song has been posted on Buddy's Facebook page.
As previously reported, The Blues Is Alive and Well also includes a tune called "Cognac," which features Guy trading guitar licks with Jagger's Stones band mate Keith Richards and his fellow British guitar great Jeff Beck.
Regarding why he tapped Jagger, Richards and Beck to be on his new record, Guy tells Billboard, "[I feel] like I owed the British the respect they gave [late blues icon] Muddy [Waters]. In the '60s, when our music was dying, The Stones and their English buddies woke up the world to the blues. They wouldn't play if Muddy wasn't on their show. They were shocked America was ignorant of the geniuses living right here in our own backyard. They saw where the gold was buried and they dug it up."
The 81-year-old Guy has more than 40 upcoming North American concerts on his 2018 schedule. Check out his full itinerary at BuddyGuy.net.
Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImageDan Aykroyd is mourning the death of Matt "Guitar" Murphy, who passed away Thursday at 88 years old. "The Blues Brothers would not have been what they were without Matt's playing power, stage magnetism and knowledge of music," tweeted Aykroyd "aka Elwood Blues."
The official Blues Brothers Instagram page showed footage of Murphy in action, belting out "Shotgun Blues."
Before and after joining the Blues Brothers -- the band was born of a Saturday Night Live sketch that also featured the late John Belushi -- Murphy played with blues legends including Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He played himself in the 1980s The Blues Brothers movie, as a member of the band.
Murphy's nephew Floyd Murphy Jr., with whom Murphy also played, noted his uncle died Thursday evening. He memorialized his uncle on his own Facebook page, writing: "I can't feel a freaking thing in my body now but I must stay strong cause he was a strong man that lived a long long fruitfull [sic] life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took... yes the master is up stairs now with my father and mother, uncle Melvin Murphy, Jimmy Biggins, Eric Udell, Alan Ruben, BB King, Etta James... the list is just way too long folks but there all together again doing what there known for across the world ....love you uncle tell dad hi for me.... May you RIP."
According to Rolling Stone, Murphy suffered a stroke in 2002 that led the music veteran into "semi retirement."
ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's daughter Toni marked Father's Day by sharing a recording of her and the late Soundgarden frontman covering "Nothing Compares 2 U," the classic track written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O'Connor.
The emotional tribute was accompanied by a note from the 13-year-old that read, "I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday."
"Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you," concluded Toni.
Cornell died in May 2017 at the age of 52 while on tour with Soundgarden, the legendary Seattle grunge band he fronted. His death was ruled a suicide.
In 2015, Cornell debuted an acoustic version of the song "Nothing Compares 2 U." He also shared a studio version following Prince's death in April of 2016. Cornell went on to perform the song live nearly a hundred times.
Toni also performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with OneRepublic on ABC's Good Morning America in August 2017 as a tribute to her dad and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who also died by suicide in July 2017.
J. Countess/Getty ImagesWith The Who currently on hiatus, guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend has been spending part of his downtime working on The Seeker, a new stage production featuring original music and lyrics by his wife, Rachel Fuller, as well as additional music from Pete himself. Videos offering a look at the recording of The Seeker's soundtrack album are being posted on the production's official YouTube channel.
Recent clips show Fuller, Townshend and other members of the production's creative team in a control booth at London's Angel Studios as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra records its parts for the project. Among the songs heard being performed for the soundtrack are symphonic versions of two classic Townshend-penned Who songs -- "The Seeker" and "Bargain."
As previously reported, The Seeker is inspired by the famous Herman Hesse novel Siddhartha, and Pete has a featured acting and singing role as a character called The Ferryman. A video capturing Townshend rehearsing his part also was recently posted on YouTube.
The Seeker's soundtrack album is due out later in 2018, and the production also is expected to tour this year. For more information, visit TheSeekerMusical.com.
Fuller, a classically trained singer and pianist, previously has collaborated with Townshend on a number of projects. She created the orchestrations for the Classic Quadrophenia album and shows, and teamed up with Pete for the In the Attic web series and concerts.
Jamie McCarthy/WireImageA new episode of the Reelz docu-series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… focusing on the death of David Bowie will premiere this Sunday, June 17, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
On the program, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter takes an in-depth look at what may have led to the cancer that caused the rock legend's death in January 2016 two days after his 69th birthday. The show also offers a profile of Bowie's life and how he kept his illness secret from nearly the whole world.
In addition, the episode delves into the timing of the release of the influential artist's final studio album, Blackstar -- which arrived on his 69th birthday -- and the clues that apparently were included in the project about his impending demise. The show features archival footage and photos of Bowie, as well as interviews with a number of people associated with the rock legend.
You can check out a clip from the episode now on the Reelz network's official YouTube channel. The segment focuses on how a teenage Bowie sustained the injury to his left eye that left him with a permanently dilated pupil, something that added to his famously otherworldly persona.
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters are inching closer to making Billboard chart history.
The band's single "The Line" has reached number 10 on the publication's Mainstream Rock Songs chart, giving Dave Grohl and company their 25th top-10 track on the tally.
With 25 top-10 entries on Mainstream Rock Songs, the Foos have the third most top-10s on the chart since it began in 1981. Van Halen is second with 26, while the late Tom Petty leads the pack with a total 28, including his work with the Heartbreakers and his solo material.
"The Line" appears on the new Foo Fighters album Concrete and Gold. Both of the record's previous two singles, "Run" and "The Sky Is a Neighborhood," peaked at number one on Mainstream Rock Songs.
Foo Fighters are currently touring Europe in support of Concrete and Gold. They'll launch a U.S. tour in July.
Anton Corbijn; Mert & MarcusU2 currently are touring the U.S., but they reached out across the Atlantic to extend a warm Irish welcome to pop star Taylor Swift ahead of her Friday night show at Croke Park in the band's hometown of Dublin.
The iconic Irish band sent Swift a bouquet of red roses along with a card signed, "From your Irish fan club… Bono, The Edge, Adam & Larry."
Taylor posted a photo of the gift to her Instagram page and wrote, "Walked into my dressing room to find roses from @U2 and I WAS NOT READY FOR IT."
She added, "I LOVE U2. I LOVE IRELAND. LETS DO THIS CROKE PARK!!!"
Taylor is currently in the midst of a U.K. and Ireland leg of her current world tour. The next show on U2's eXPERIENCE iNNOCENCE tour takes place this Sunday, June 17, in Washington, D.C.
1991's Achtung Baby, 1993's Zooropa and the 1998 compilation The Best of 1980-1990 will be available as two-LP sets pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
All three reissues feature artwork either replicating or based on that appearing on the original releases, and come with a download card offering access to digital versions of the albums.
Achtung Baby, U2's seventh studio album, topped the Billboard 200 chart and featured four top 40 hits: "Mysterious Ways," "One," "Even Better than the Real Thing" and "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses." The record has sold more than eight million copies in the U.S.
Zooropa, Achtung Baby's follow-up, also reached #1 on the Billboard 200. The album, which was inspired by the group's experiences on its Zoo TV Tour, featured no major hits, but included memorable tracks like "Numb," "Lemon" and "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" It sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. The vinyl reissue boasts bonus mixes of "Lemon" and "Numb."
The Best of 1980-1990 features various hits and other gems U2 released during its first full decade of existence. The compilation peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to sell more than 4 million copies in the States.
All three vinyl sets are available for pre-order now at U2's official online store and are priced at $38.99.
Here are the track lists for the three reissues:
Side 1 "Zoo Station" "Even Better than the Real Thing" "One"
Side 2 "Until the End of the World" "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" "So Cruel"
Side 3 "The Fly" "Mysterious Ways" "Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World"
Side 4 "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" "Acrobat" "Love Is Blindness"
Side 1 "Zooropa" "Baby Face" "Numb"
Side 2 "Lemon" "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" "Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car"
Side 3 "Some Days Are Better than Others" "The First Time" "Dirty Day" "The Wanderer"
Side 4 "Lemon (The Perfecto Mix)" "Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix)"
The Best of 1980–1990:
Side 1 "Pride (In the Name of Love)" "New Year's Day" "With or Without You" "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Side 2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday" "Bad" "Where the Streets Have No Name" "I Will Follow"
Side 3 "The Unforgettable Fire" "Sweetest Thing" "Desire" "When Love Comes to Town"
Side 4 "Angel of Harlem" "All I Want Is You" "One Tree Hill" "October"
ABC/Randy HolmesMember of Pearl Jam subtly paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell during the band's show in Amsterdam Wednesday. As captured by fans on social media, Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron all wore t-shirts related to Cornell or Soundgarden.
Vedder wore a shirt with the logo for Soundgarden's alias Nudedragons, while McCready's featured the cover for Soundgarden's 1988 debut album, Ultramega OK. Cameron, who also played drums in Soundgarden, sported a shirt featuring a Starbucks design which reimagines the Starbucks mermaid as Cornell.
Cornell died by suicide in May 2017 at age 52. At the beginning of Pearl Jam's current European tour, which launched Tuesday in Amsterdam, Vedder dedicated the opening show to celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain and the family of fashion designer Kate Spade, both of whom died by apparent suicide earlier this month.
Pearl Jam's European tour will conclude in July. The band will return stateside for a U.S. stadium run beginning August 8 in Seattle.
Credit: Katarina Benzova Foo Fighters created an impromptu supergroup Thursday night when they invited Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan on stage during their show in Florence, Italy. The Guns N' Roses trio joined Dave Grohl and company for a blistering rendition of the Appetite for Destruction classic "It's So Easy."
You can watch fan-shot footage of the Foos N' Roses collaboration now on YouTube.
Last year, Grohl joined GNR last year to play "Paradise City" at the reunited band's show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Foo frontman previously gave an assist to Guns when he lent Axl his giant throne after the "Welcome to the Jungle" singer broke a bone in his foot just prior to the first leg of the GNR reunion tour in 2016.
While Grohl and Guns are perfectly chummy nowadays, that wasn't always the case: Grohl was involved in the infamous backstage spat between Nirvana and Guns N' Roses at the 1992 MTV VMAs.
Courtesy of Live NationThe 2018 Juke Box Heroes Tour, featuring Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening, gets underway tonight in Bangor, Maine.
Whitesnake's David Coverdale tells ABC Radio that with the energy and the many classic songs that all three bands will deliver, fans likely will be totally drained at the end of each show.
"[Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening are] gonna be playing great," Coverdale declares. "[Followed by] Whitesnake's greatest hits, then Foreigner's greatest hits. I hope everybody will be as exhausted as we are when they leave."
Foreigner guitarist/songwriter Mick Jones, meanwhile, says his band's current lineup is at the top of its game.
"Our lead singer, Kelly Hansen, has developed into an incredible showman, apart from…[being] a fantastic singer," Jones tells ABC Radio. "And the energy in the band…I can't remember when we had it that strong."
Meanwhile, Jones reveals that, like on Foreigner's 40th anniversary tour in 2017, some of the band's former members will make appearances at select shows this year, including founding frontman Lou Gramm. Mick recently revealed that Gramm will perform at about three concerts, including one taking place this Tuesday, June 19, in Syracuse, New York.
Coverdale says he's excited that Gramm will be on hand for a few shows, "'cause I haven't seen him for a lifetime." He adds, "Beautiful singer, beautiful guy."
The concerts will begin with a set by Bonham's Led Zeppelin tribute act. Jones notes that Jason, who was Foreigner's drummer from 2004 to 2008, is "very, very proud and attached to the memory of his father [late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham], and he talks about that during the show…[H]e's really becoming a rounded entertainer. And just a sweet guy, and we love him."
6/15 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 6/16 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6/19 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater 6/20 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 6/22 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach 6/23 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 6/26 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 6/27 -- Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion 6/29 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 6/30 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 7/3 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 7/4 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 7/6 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater 7/7 -- Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre 7/8 -- Simpsonville, SC, Heritage Park Amphitheatre 7/10 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center 7/11 -- Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 7/13 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 7/15 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 7/17 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre 7/18 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/20 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 7/21 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 7/24 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 7/25 -- West Valley City, UT, Usana Amphitheater 7/27 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre 7/28 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre 7/29 -- Murphy, CA, Ironstone Amphitheatre 7/31 -- Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 8/1 -- Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheater
The gala, will feature performances and tributes to this year's Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award honorees, will air later in the year as an episode of the PBS series Great Performances.
As previously reported, the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Queen, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, country-folk great Emmylou Harris, New Orleans funk group The Meters, renowned studio drummer Hal Blaine and pioneering swing-era bandleader Louis Jordan.
This year's Trustees Award recipients will be legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein and acclaimed film composer and conductor John Williams.
Among the confirmed performers at the event are Sammy Hagar, who'll pay homage to Graham; The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, who will pay tribute to Diamond; Herb Alpert, who'll salute Blaine; and Trisha Yearwood, who will honor Harris. Veteran keyboardist and songwriter Greg Phillinganes will serve as musical director for the gala.
In addition, actress Angela Bassett and punk singer and poet Henry Rollins have been confirmed as presenters. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
Tickets to the 2018 Grammy Salute to Music Legends event are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com.