Guns N’ Roses has just announced a tour leg that will visit Europe and the UK next spring and also additional dates in South America.
The band, featuring Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, will kick off on May 20th Lisbon, Portugal at the Passeio Maritimo De Alges and will conclude on June 27th in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to that trek the band will be playing the Super Bowl concert in Miami on January 31st and then the Viva Latino Festival in Mexico City on March 14th.
The band has lined up a number of South American dates including the various Lollapalooza festivals, the Estereo Picnic in Bogota, and more.
Guitarist Zakk Wylde confirmed that he will be joining Ozzy Osbourne in 2020 as part of the No More Tours 2 farewell tour.
Wylde has worked with Osbourne for the better part of two decades, though he did not contribute to Osbourne’s forthcoming album Ordinary Man. Instead, producer Andrew Watt handled the guitar work, along with some guest appearances with Slash, Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Wylde has also been focusing his attention on Zakk Sabbath, his group dedicated to the work of Black Sabbath. Originally conceived as a side project, the cover band has developed a strong following of its own. Earlier this year the group announced it will be recording its own version of Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut, in honor of the LP’s 50th anniversary.
Country legend Alan Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, ranking as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. Now Alan will be kicking off 2020 for his 30th year in country music with a new tour.
The tour will kick off Jan. 10 in Cincinnati, making additional stops in Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, Detroit and more. Alan also announced that Tenille Townes will be joining him at more than a dozen shows next year, as well as Carolina Pine, Steel Blossoms and Cory Farley on select dates.
Tickets for Alan Jackson’s 2020 Tour are available atalanjackson.com, where you can find information about his tour schedule, music and more. VIP Experiences are also available for many of Jackson’s 2020 shows. See the full list of dates in the link below.
Thomas Rhett has announced his headlining Center Point Road Tour, which takes its name from TR’s 2019 album.
The 26-date tour will kick off the spring/summer of 2020 with back-to-back shows in Gilford, N.H., on May 29 and 30, making additional stops in Cincinnati, Boise, St. Louis, Philadelphia and more. Cole Swindell and Hardy will serve as support.
Tickets go on sale on Jan. 24 for select cities. See the full list of tour dates in the link below.
The first trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” has debuted. The film tells the story of a mostly Hispanic neighborhood in New York City and centers around bodega owner Usnavi, played by Anthony Ramos.
It also stars Corey Hawkins, Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Melissa Barrera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco and Stephanie Beatriz and is directed by Jon M. Chu of “Crazy Rich Asians” fame.
Based on the trailer, the movie sticks close to the Tony-winning musical on which it is based. The success of “In the Heights” was a precursor to Miranda’s mega-successful Broadway hit, “Hamilton.”
The Warner Bros. adaptation of “In the Heights” is scheduled to hit theaters next summer. Take a look a the trailer at the link here.
Orlando Jones says he was let go from the Starz series American Gods and will not reprise his role of Mr. Nancy in the upcoming third season. The 51-year-old Jones is claiming the new showrunner, Charles Eglee, thinks his “angry” character sends the “wrong message for black America.” The cable channel, production company Fremantle and Eglee have not responded the actor’s remarks, made in text posts and in a video message on Twitter.
In May, Eglee was hired to be the new showrunner and head executive producer of American Gods, a show co-created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and based on a book by iconic fantasy writer Neil Gaiman.
Jones had played Mr. Nancy on American Gods since the show debuted in 2017. Before that, he appeared on Sleepy Hollow and MADtv and in movies such as Evolution, The Time Machine and Office Space. Season 3 of American Gods is set to premiere next year.
Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose took to social media over the weekend to update fans on his medical condition, as well as sharing that he is undergoing surgery. The band announced earlier this week that they have been forced to pull out of a tour with Alter Bridge and Shinedown after a doctor ordered that Rose was unable to leave the country.
Morgan posted an update on Instagram from the hospital, writing: “Hey guys. So sorry for the delay in making a statement myself. Been a rough few days. First of all, thank you so much for all the thoughts and prayers. I’m humbled by all the attention. A little uncomfortable to be be honest. Lol. I’ll be on my way into surgery any minute.
“Honestly I’m a little scared, but I’m ready to figure out what’s wrong. Hopefully this will give us some answers. I’m sure I’ll be out of commission for awhile after this. But someone will pass along some updates, without me knowing they’re doing it. I love you guys so very much. (Excuse the dramatic hospital bed selfie. God bless everyone.”
Blink-182’s Travis Barker has joined forced with rappers Lil Wayne and Rick Ross for his brand new track “Gimme Brain.” The track is the first release under Barker’s new record label DTA Records, which is a joint venture with the Elektra Music Group, said to explore his cross-genre collaborations and to develop new artists.
It’s official — Garth Brooks is extending his Dive Bar Tour into 2020. The country star announced the news during his weekly Inside Studio G broadcast airing on Facebook Live. Brooks has not announced any dates for the 2020 leg of the tour at this time, but did share that he’ll start it off in Boston, Massachusetts.
Brooks’ Dive Bar Tour launched earlier in 2019, which helped to promote his latest single, “Dive Bar,” a duet with Blake Shelton. Brooks had asked Shelton to be part of the track after seeing him perform at the 2019 ACM Awards in April.
Old Dominion, consisting of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Seller, have scored their eighth No. 1 single this week with “One Man Band. ” The song hit the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart.
“One Man Band” is the second single from Old Dominion’s self-titled third album, which dropped in October.