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earMUSICAs part of Foreigner's 40th anniversary tour last year, the band played two special concerts with accompaniment from a 58-piece orchestra and 60-voice choir in May in Lucerne, Switzerland. Now, highlights from the sold-out shows will be released in various formats under the title Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus on April 27.

The concerts featured Foreigner playing many of its classic songs backed by the symphony and choir, with new orchestral arrangements created by Juilliard-trained cellist, pianist and composer Dave Eggar and producer, writer and percussionist Chuck Palmer.

Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus will be available on CD, as a double-LP vinyl set and digitally, while a CD/DVD digipak version will be sold exclusively via Walmart. In addition, an hour-long version of the show is being prepared for broadcast television.

"I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we'd still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later," says founding guitar/songwriter Mick Jones. "Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer's orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy."

Foreigner will be bringing its orchestral show to the U.S. for a series of eight dates, running from a March 16 concert in St. Augustine, Florida, through an April 4 performance in Duluth, Minnesota. Accompanying the band will be the Dave Eggar Orchestra.

As previously reported, Foreigner's 2018 itinerary also includes a lengthy U.S. summer trek with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening, as well as a variety of headlining dates.

Here's the Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus CD track list:

"Overture"
"Blue Morning, Blue Day"
"Cold as Ice"
"Waiting for a Girl Like You"
"Say You Will"
"When It Comes to Love"
"That Was Yesterday"
"Feels Like the First Time"
"Starrider"
"Double Vision"
"Fool for You Anyway"
"Urgent"
"Juke Box Hero"
"I Want to Know What Love Is"

And here's the DVD track list:

"Overture"
"Blue Morning, Blue Day"
"Cold as Ice"
"Waiting for a Girl Like You"
"Head Games"
"When It Comes to Love"
"Say You Will"
"The Flame Still Burns"
"That Was Yesterday"
"Juke Box Hero"
"Starrider"
"Double Vision"
"Fool for You Anyway"
"Hot Blooded"
"Urgent"
"Feels Like the First Time"
"I Want to Know What Love Is"

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Amanda Edwards/WireImageQuincy Jones has issued an apology for two recent interviews in GQ and Vulture in which he made controversial remarks about several entertainers, including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor.

"I'm sorry to anyone who my words offended and I'm especially sorry to my friends who are still here and to those who aren't," the Thriller producer posted on Twitter.

Jones wrote that his six daughters had a family intervention "because of some silly things I've said in two recent interviews. I have learned my lesson!"

Jones continued, "To my dear family and friends...thank you for calling me out when I've clearly made a mistake…many mistakes."

He added, "I'm an imperfect human being and I'm not afraid to say it. I'm sorry and I'm not afraid to say it…Even at 85, it's apparent that 'wordvomit' and bad-mouthing is inexcusable."

The multi-Grammy Award winner wrote that his "bad-mouthing contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty."

Jones commented that he reached out to his friends privately, but wanted to also make a public apology. 

As previously reported, in the Vulture interview, Jones said that Jackson "stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer's] 'State of Independence' and 'Billie Jean.'" He added that the King of Pop was "greedy" and said he "had a problem with his look because his father told him he was ugly and abused him."

"I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He'd always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bulls***," Jones said.

Jones also claimed that Gaye and Pryor slept with Marlon Brando

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Sony/Legacy RecordingsToto is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and in conjunction with the milestone, the band will be releasing a vinyl box set titled All In on October 12. The limited-edition collection is available for pre-order exclusively at TotoOfficial.com now through April 10.

All In features 12 albums and an EP spread across 17 vinyl discs, as well as a bonus Blu-ray. The package includes every studio effort Toto issued from its 1978 self-titled debut through 1999's Mindfields; the 1998 compilation Toto XX; the previously unreleased Live in Tokyo EP, which was recorded in 1980; and a newly created album called Old Is New that features seven unreleased tunes and three new tracks from the group's 2018 best-of collection, 40 Trips Around the Sun.

The Blu-ray includes the Live in Paris 1990 concert video and a 5.1 surround mix of Toto's classic 1982 album Toto IV. The All In box set also features an 80-page hardcover book containing new essays and rare photos. Packaged with each set is a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the band's members.

A CD version of All In also will be released later this year.

Toto recently kicked off its 40th anniversary tour, dubbed the 40 Trips Around the Sun trek, with a series of European dates slated to run through an April 8 concert in Glasgow, U.K. The band is expected to announce a North American leg of the tour soon.

Here is the full list of albums included in the All In vinyl box set:

Toto (1978)
Hydra (1979)
Turn Back (1981)
IV (1982)
Isolation (1984)
Fahrenheit (1986)
The Seventh One (1988)
Kingdom of Desire (two-LP) (1992)
Tambu (two-LP) (1995)
Toto XX (two-LP) (1998)
Mindfields (two-LP) (1999)
Live in Tokyo EP (2018; recorded in 1980)
Old Is New (2018)

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Courtesy of SunFestKC and the Sunshine Band and Billy Idol are among the many acts that will be performing at the 2018 edition of Florida's SunFest, which takes place May 3 to May 6 in downtown West Palm Beach.

The disco legends are scheduled to hit the stage on Saturday, May 5, at 4:14 p.m. ET, while the veteran punk-rocker will be playing on the first day of the festival at 8 p.m.

Sunfest's eclectic lineup also includes Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Living Colour, Third Eye Blind, Logic, 311, Cake, Incubus, Sublime with Rome and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, among others.

Discount advance tickets are available now. To find out complete details about the festival and buy tickets, visit SunFest.com.

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Courtesy of Live NationAfter the recent announcement that Journey and Def Leppard will be mounting a massive North American co-headlining tour this year, two of the bands' members have teamed up to star in a humorous video promoting the trek that has been posted on Live Nation's official YouTube channel.

In the clip, dubbed "Mission Impossible," we see slow-motion footage of Journey guitarist Neal Schon and Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott making their way separately into the offices of Live Nation, as snippets of their bands' respective hits play in the background. Schon and Elliott arrive at one particular office simultaneously, and each rocker offers to let the other enter the room first, but both eventually head through the door at the same time, bumping shoulders as they push through.

Once in the office, Schon and Elliott meet face to face and declare, "Let's do this!" then proceed to try to figure out what cities their bands should visit on their tour using colored markers to scribble on a roughly drawn map on the wall.

"We are gonna go everywhere," declares Elliott. "We start here…" and Schon cuts in and says, "We go there."

"We go here," adds Joe, before Neal says, "Let's just go everywhere." Both men quickly agree on the tour plan, declaring "We've got it!" then bump fists while dropping their markers onto the ground.

Journey and Def Leppard's North American co-headlining tour features a whopping 59 dates, from a May 21 show in Hartford, Connecticut, through an October 6 concert in Inglewood, California.

Tickets and VIP packages for the shows are available now. Visit JourneyMusic.com, DefLeppard.com and DefLeppardRockBrigade.com for more information.

Here are all of the confirmed tour dates:

5/21 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
5/23 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
5/25 -- Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Stadium
5/26 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
5/28 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
5/30 -- Cincinnati, OH, US Bank Arena
6/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Rogers Centre
6/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
6/5 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
6/6 -- Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling Arena
6/8 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/9 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
6/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
6/13 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
6/15 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
6/16 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
7/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Sun Trust Park
7/3 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
7/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
7/6 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum
7/7 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
7/9 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
7/11 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum Center
7/13 -- Detroit, MI, Comerica Park
7/14 -- Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field
7/16 -- Wichita, KS, InTrust Bank Arena
7/18 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
7/19 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/21 -- Denver, CO, Coors Field
7/23 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
7/25 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/27 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Field
7/28 -- Fargo, ND, Fargo Dome
8/11 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park
8/13 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/15 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
8/17 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
8/18 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
8/20 -- Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at BJCC
8/22 -- Columbus, OH, Value City Arena at Schottenstein
8/24 -- St. Louis, MO, Bush Stadium
8/25 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/27 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
8/29 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/31 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
9/1 -- Houston TX, Toyota Center
9/3 -- Houston TX, Toyota Center
9/5 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre
9/7 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Arena
9/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
9/21 -- San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park
9/23 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Park
9/25 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Arena
9/26 -- Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center Arena
9/28 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
9/29 -- George, WA, The Gorge
10/1 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
10/4 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden One Center
10/6 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageA few weeks ago, Elton John said in an interview that he and Beyonce might work on a song for her to sing in the upcoming live-action version of The Lion King. Now, he's talking about a song he wrote for yet another iconic female R&B singer, Mary J. Blige.

Mary voices a character named Irene in Sherlock Gnomes, the upcoming animated film that's being produced by Elton's company, Rocket Pictures.  He wrote the music, including a special song for Mary.  He tells Extra, "It's so fantastic that we got her to do it because now she's nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Mudbound and I always thought she could be a great actress."

He adds, "In fact, the song was written, and the words, for her, were very close to home because she just finished a relationship with her husband. So she did it in about 10 minutes. I'm so glad she did it because we've been friends — Mary and I — for a long, long time."

Elton also told Extra that his two young sons know what daddy does for a living, but they're not that impressed with it.

"They know I'm famous. They come and see a show...like they did last weekend...and they got very excited, and then they went home and it's all about football," he says, referring to the British word for soccer.

"They are mad about football — all they think about is football," he admits. "They love my music and they love what I do, but they are not intertwined with it.”

Sherlock Gnomes comes out March 23.

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Credit: Danny O'ConnorTodd Rundgren's old band Utopia has re-formed for its first tour in 32 years. The trek gets underway on April 18 in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and is scheduled through a June 5 show in Riverside, California.

Utopia, which initially was known as Todd Rundgren's Utopia, formed in 1973 as a prog-rock band, although it eventually moved toward a mainstream-rock sound. From 1976 to 1986, the group's lineup was made up of Rundgren, drummer Willie Wilcox, bassist Kasim Sulton and keyboardist Roger Powell.

The current Utopia features Rundgren, Wilcox, Sulton and early keyboardist Ralph Schuckett. Sulton also has played bass with Rundgren's solo group for many years.

In a video interview promoting the tour, Rundgren explains, "We are going to attempt to cover most all of the significant moments that people would complain about if we didn't. So, we have a list of songs…that we're pretty confident people would like to hear or expect to hear."

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. A variety of pre-sale opportunities, including VIP packages, are available now.

In conjunction with the tour, a limited-edition CD box set called The Road to Utopia: The Complete Recordings (1974-1982) will be released on April 20. The collection features seven of the band's classic albums: 1974's Todd Rundgren's Utopia, 1975's Another Live, 1977's Ra and Oops! Wrong Planet, 1979's Adventures in Utopia, 1980's Deface the Music and 1982's Swing to the Right. It also includes 15 bonus tracks, plus new written commentary from Rundgren, Wilcox, Sultan and Powell.

You can pre-order The Road to Utopia now at Friday Music, Amazon and RecordStoreDay.com.

Here are all of Utopia's confirmed tour dates:

4/18 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak
4/20 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
4/22 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
4/23 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater
4/25 -- Broward, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
4/27 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater
4/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
4/29 -- Durham, NC, Carolina Theater
5/1 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount Theater
5/2 -- Washington, D.C., Warner Theater
5/3 -- New York, NY, Town Hall
5/5 -- Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theater
5/6 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theater
5/7 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
5/9 -- St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House
5/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theater
5/12 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
5/13 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theater
5/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
5/16 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
5/17 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
5/19 -- Cleveland, OH, Hard Rock Live
5/22 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater
5/24 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theater
5/26 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
5/27 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theater
5/29 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
5/30 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
6/1 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theater
6/2 -- Portland, OR, Revolution Theater
6/4 -- Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre
6/5 -- Riverside, CA, Fox Performing Arts Center

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Courtesy of StarVista LIVE

The 2018 edition of the Flower Power Cruise will set sail this Saturday, February 24, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the star-studded seagoing music fest will include a number of sets by a recently added headlining act -- Grand Funk Railroad.

Among the many other artists who will be playing during the weeklong extravaganza are Herman's Hermits singer Peter Noone, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, ex-Paul Revere and the Raiders frontman Mark Lindsay, The Hollies, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, The Guess Who, The Grass Roots, The Association, The Family Stone, Canned Heat, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills. Peter & Gordon's Peter Asher is hosting the cruise and also will be performing.

The Flower Power Cruise will be stopping in Aruba and Curacao before arriving back in port on Saturday, March 3.

Meanwhile, the lineup for the 2019 Flower Power Cruise already has been announced, and it features The Beach Boys, Tommy James & The Shondells, Jefferson Starship, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Yardbirds, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, Big Brother & The Holding Company, ex-Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron, The Ides of March, Melanie and The Box Tops. Next year's cruise runs from March 30 to April 6, and will visit St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Check out FlowerPowerCruise.com to find out details about booking a cabin on next year's cruise and more info about the 2018 and 2019 events.

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Esoteric RecordingsLate Yes bassist Chris Squire's 1975 debut solo album, Fish Out of Water, will be reissued as a limited-edition box set on April 27. The expanded collection will feature two CDs, two DVDs, a vinyl LP and two seven-inch vinyl singles.

Squire recorded Fish Out of Water while Yes took a hiatus so that the band's members could focus on various side projects. Among the musicians who contributed to the album were ex-Yes/King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford, then-Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz, founding King Crimson sax player Mel Collins and Andrew Pryce Jackman, an arranger who'd played with Chris in his pre-Yes group The Syn.

The Fish Out of Water box set's first CD features a new stereo mix of the album, while the second CDs boasts the original 1975 mix, as well as single versions of the tracks "Lucky Seven" and "Silently Falling," and two songs that Squire recorded as a duo with Yes drummer Alan White and issued as a 1981 Christmas single.

One of the DVDs in the deluxe package features three high-res audio mixes of the disc, while the other DVD boasts video content related to the album, including a 1975 promotional film and 2006 interview with Squire. The box set also includes a 180-gram vinyl LP of the record in a gatefold sleeve; and two seven-inch singles featuring the single versions "Lucky Seven" and "Silently Falling" and the Squire-White tunes, both housed in picture sleeves.

Also included with the collection is a 36-page book containing an essay by prog-rock writer Sid Smith and exclusive interviews with Bruford, Moraz and others.

A two-CD version of the Fish Out of Water reissue also will be available.

Here is the track list of the box set:

Disc One: CD -- The New Stereo Mix
"Hold Out Your Hand"
"You by My Side"
"Silently Falling"
"Lucky Seven"
"Safe (Canon Song)"

Disc Two: CD -- The Original 1975 Mix
"Hold Out Your Hand"
"You by My Side"
"Silently Falling"
"Lucky Seven"
"Safe (Canon Song)"

Bonus Tracks
"Lucky Seven" (Single Version)
"Silently Falling" (Single Version)
"Run with the Fox" -- Chris Squire & Alan White
"Return of the Fox" -- Chris Squire & Alan White

Disc Three: DVD-Audio
--The New 5.1 Surround Sound Mix (96 kHz/24-bit)
--The New Stereo Mix (96 kHz/24-bit)
--Re-Mastered Original Stereo Mix (96 kHz/24-bit)

Disc Four: DVD -- Visual Content
--Fish Out of Water 1975 promotional film featuring "Hold Out Your Hand" and "You by My Side"
--2006 interview with Chris Squire by Jon Kirkman
--2006 Fish Out of Water audio commentary with Chris Squire

Disc Five: LP
--180-gram gatefold vinyl LP with poster

Disc Six: 7" Single
"Lucky Seven" (Tom Dowd Edit)/"Silently Falling" (Single Version)

Disc Seven: 7" Single
"Run with the Fox"/"Return of the Fox" -- Chris Squire and Alan White

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The Zombies with late bassist Jim Rodford on left (Andrew Eccles)The Zombies have found a bass player to step in for the late Jim Rodford on the band's upcoming U.S. tour, which begins Tuesday, February 27, in New York City.

In a Facebook message, founding keyboardist Rod Argent writes, "Jim is irreplaceable, but his wife Jean and son [Zombies drummer] Steve [Rodford] were immediately insistent that we must carry on and not falter...and we have now had the great good fortune, after a glowing recommendation, to have been introduced to a terrific Danish bass player, Soren Koch."

Argent continues, "After a fine audition a few days ago, where Soren played and sang beautifully, our management team…have narrowly accomplished the enormously demanding task of getting the relevant visa and work permits in time…and we should be opening on our first night in New York as planned."

Rod adds that Soren, who's nicknamed "Kooks," "is not only a fine musician and a lovely guy, but also a huge Zombies fan," noting that the bassist traveled to the U.K. last autumn to just see the band perform at the Palladium in London.

In the note, Argent admits that Rodford's loss has been "numbing and shattering" for The Zombies, and says, "It's going to be surreal for us, after being so used to Jim driving the rhythm section for more than eighteen years, to be without him on stage."

Having said that, Rod assures fans that the band will "give everything we have to perform to the standard that Jim would demand. He adds, "I know that everyone of us in our minds will be dedicating each night's show to the great Jim Rodford."

Rodford died January 20 at the age of 76 after a fall.

Here are all of The Zombies' upcoming U.S. tour dates:

2/27 -- New York, NY, City Winery New York
2/28 -- New York, NY, City Winery New York
3/1 -- New York, NY, City Winery New York
3/3 -- Boston, MA, City Winery Boston
3/4 -- Boston, MA, City Winery Boston
3/7 -- New York, NY, Carnegie Hall - Led Zeppelin Tribute
3/8 -- East Greenwich, RI, Greenwich Odeum
3/9 -- Woodstock, NY, Levon Helm Studios
3/10 -- Collingswood, NJ, Scottish Rite Auditorium
3/11 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
3/13 -- Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
3/14 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
3/16 -- Atlanta, GA, City Winery Atlanta
3/17 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery Nashville
3/19 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery Chicago
3/20 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery Chicago
3/23 -- Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Fallsview Casino
3/24 -- Kent, OH, The Kent Stage
3/25 -- State College, PA, The State Theatre

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Credit: Myriam SantosThe Eagles have added five more dates to their already-expansive 2018 North American tour, which now features more than 50 concerts.

The new shows are scheduled for September 15 at The Forum in Inglewood, California; October 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York City; October 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey; October 14 at Detroit's Little Caesar Arena; and October 15 at Chicago's United Center.

The Forum show is the third gig at the Los Angeles-area venue on the 2018 trek, while the Detroit and Chicago concerts will be the second and final Eagles gigs to be held at those arenas this year.

Tickets for all five of the new concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com.

Pre-sale tickets for American Express Card members will be available starting this Tuesday, February 27, at 10 a.m., while other pre-sale opportunities will be offered beginning Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m. Visit Eagles.com for more details.

The Eagles' 2018 tour gets underway May 12 in Indianapolis and is mapped out through an October 20 show in Cleveland. As previously reported, the band's current lineup features longtime members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt, and well as country star Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, son of late Eagles singer/guitarist Glenn Frey. Vince and Deacon joined the group last year to help fill the void left after Glenn's January 2016 death.

Here are all of The Eagles' confirmed 2018 tour dates:

3/12 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3/14 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
3/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
3/18 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
3/19 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
3/23 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
3/24 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
3/26 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
4/8 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
4/10 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
4/11 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
4/14 -- Orlando, FL, Camping World Stadium (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
4/16 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
4/17 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/19 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC Arena
4/21 -- Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
5/3 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
5/5 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
5/8 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
5/10 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
5/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
5/14 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
5/15 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
5/17 -- Regina, SK, Canada, Mosaic Stadium
6/15 -- Houston, TX, Minute Maid Park (with Chris Stapleton)
6/17 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
6/20 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
6/23 -- Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium (with Chris Stapleton)
6/28 -- Denver, CO, Coors Field (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
6/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Field (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
7/14 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
7/15 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/17 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/21 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/24 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
7/26 -- Washington, D.C., Nationals Park (with James Taylor & His All-Star Band)
7/28 -- Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park (with James Taylor & His All-Star Band)
9/8 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
9/12 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/14 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/15 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/18 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
9/20 -- San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park (with Zac Brown Band)
9/22 -- San Diego, CA, PETCO Park (with Zac Brown Band and The Doobie Brothers)
10/6 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
10/9 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/12 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
10/14 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
10/15 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
10/18 -- Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/20 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena

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Norman Jean RoyBon Jovi fans, here's some good news.  The band is releasing a music video on Friday for their new song, "When We Were Us."

Now here's the bad news: The video is debuting exclusively on Tidal, at least at first, so if you're not a subscriber to that streaming service, you'll have to wait a bit longer to see it.

You can see and hear a 15-second clip of the video on Bon Jovi's Twitter and Instagram now, though.  It appears to be a live video showing the band performing the song onstage.  As for the song itself, it's a rousing, upbeat anthem.

"When We Were Us" is one of two new songs on the re-release of the 2016 Bon Jovi album This House Is Not For Sale, which comes out on Friday.  The other new song is called "Walls."

The band's spring leg of their This House Is Not For Sale tour kicks off in Denver on March 14 and is set to wrap up May 14 in Washington, D.C. The band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 14 in Cleveland.

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UMeThe Who's Pete Townshend has prepared an expanded and remastered reissue of his 1972 debut solo album, Who Came First, for release on April 20.

The two-CD set, which celebrates the album's 45th anniversary, features a bonus disc of rare material that includes eight previously unreleased tracks.

The original version of Who Came First featured several recordings that first appeared on two privately issued albums Townshend recorded as a tribute to his late guru, Meher Baba: 1970's Happy Birthday and 1972's I Am.  It also included reworked demos of a few songs originally intended for the aborted Who concept album Lifehouse.

Who Came First also includes "Evolution," a song that was written and sung by founding Faces bassist Ronnie Lane who, like Townshend, was a devotee of Baba's. A different version of that song appears on the first Faces album, First Step, under the title "Stone."

Among the unreleased tracks on the deluxe Who Came First are alternate versions of "Parvardigar" and "Content," and a live rendition of the Who song "Drowned," recorded in India.

The bonus disc also includes new edits of Townshend's demo for the Who hit "The Seeker," the outtake "I Always Say" and the version of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" that Pete recorded for the Happy Birthday album.

The Who Came First reissue features a 24-page booklet containing rare photos of Townshend and Meher Baba, new sleeve notes written by Pete, a replica of the poster included in the original album and an updated cover pic.

Here's the complete track list of the Who Came First reissue:

CD 1
"Pure and Easy"
"Evolution"
"Forever's No Time at All"
"Let's See Action"
"Time Is Passing"
"There's a Heartache Following Me"
"Sheraton Gibson"
"Content"
"Parvardigar"

CD 2
"His Hands"
"The Seeker" (2017 edit)
"Day of Silence"
"Sleeping Dog"
"Mary Jane" (Stage A version)
"I Always Say" (2017 edit)
"Begin the Beguine" (2017 edit)
"Baba O'Riley" (instrumental)
"The Love Man" (Stage C)*
"Content" (Stage A)*
"Day of Silence" (alternate version)*
"Parvardigar" (alternate take)*
"Nothing Is Everything"*
"There's a Fortune in Those Hills"*
"Meher Baba in Italy"*
"Drowned" (live in India)*
"Evolution" (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)

* = previously unreleased.

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Courtesy of Rhino EntertainmentSurviving Monkees members Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz are teaming up for a North American trek, marking the first time they've ever toured as a duo.

The outing, dubbed "The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show," kicks off June 1 in Chandler, Arizona, and is mapped out through a June 25 concert in Red Bank, New Jersey.

The shows will feature Nesmith and Dolenz performing songs spanning The Monkees' entire career, from their 1966 self-titled debut through their 50th anniversary reunion album, 2016's Good Times.

The concerts will showcase many of the tunes Nesmith wrote, and will feature some songs that have never been performed live before.

Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, February 23, via Monkees.com.

"I love being on stage with Micky," says Mike in a statement. "We've been collaborating for over 50 years, so it's hard to believe it's never been just the two of us…These are going to be some fun shows."

Adds Dolenz, "Right from the get-go, I admired Mike's songs. When we used to get together around the campfire to sing in the early days, we were always doing his songs. We always had such a great vocal blend…[N]ow we finally get to do the Mike & Micky show that we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees."

Fellow Monkee Peter Tork explains his absence by saying that he's currently focusing on blues projects like his recently released Leadbelly tribute album Relax Your Mind, which he recorded with his solo band, Shoe Suede Blues.

"I'm shifting gears for now, but I wish the boys well," Tork says, "and I've learned to never say never on things further down the line."

Here are all of Nesmith and Dolenz's confirmed tour dates:

6/1 -- Chandler, AZ, Chandler Center for the Arts
6/2 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Orpheum
6/3 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey's
6/5 -- Anaheim, CA, The Grove
6/6 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/8 -- Stockton, CA, Bob Hope Theatre
6/9 -- Stateline, NV, Harrah's Lake Tahoe
6/12 -- Denver, CO, Paramount
6/14 -- Chicago, IL, Copernicus Center
6/15 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center
6/16 -- Cleveland, OH, Cain Park
6/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre
6/19 -- Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square
6/21 -- Philadelphia, PA, Keswick Theatre
6/22 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
6/25 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre

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UMeAn archival album documenting the second show of the Who's two-night engagement at New York's legendary Fillmore East in April of 1968 is being released to mark the 50th anniversary of the concerts.

Live at the Fillmore East 1968 hits stores April 20, and will be available as a two-CD set and as a three-LP heavyweight-vinyl collection.

The album features recordings restored and remastered by longtime Who engineer Bob Pridden using the original four-track tapes.

The concert included performances of classics like "I Can't Explain" and "Magic Bus," as well as a rare cover of Allen Toussaint's "Fortune Teller" and renditions of three Eddie Cochran songs: "Summertime Blues" "My Way" and "C'mon Everybody." No other Who release has featured a version of that last song.

The album also boasts performances of "Tattoo" and "Relax," both from the group's then-current studio album The Who Sell Out, and a 30-plus-minute version of "My Generation" that ended with guitarist Pete Townshend and drummer Keith Moon destroying their instruments.

The Who's April 1968 Fillmore East shows marked the first time that The Who played at the venue since it reopened in March '68 under the Fillmore East moniker.  They'd previously performed there when it was known as the Village Theatre.

Both concerts were recorded by Who manager Kit Lambert for a planned live album that was scrapped after it was discovered that the only part of the first show had been captured.

The packaging of CD and vinyl versions of Live at the Fillmore East 1968 both feature new liner notes and rare photos.

Here's the CD version's track list:

Disc One
"Summertime Blues"
"Fortune Teller"
"Tattoo"
"Little Billy"
"I Can't Explain"
"Happy Jack"
"Relax"
"I'm a Boy"
"A Quick One"
"My Way"
"C'mon Everybody"
"Shakin' All Over"
"Boris the Spider"

Disc Two
"My Generation"

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Credit: Anna WebberAfter announcing a few initial shows, Stephen Stills and Judy Collins have new unveiled a full list of 2018 North American tour dates in support of their 2017 duets album, Everybody Knows.

According to StephenStillsJudyCollins.com, the trek features 22 confirmed dates, spanning from a May 1 concert in Vancouver, Canada, through a June 30 performance in Washington, D.C.

Among the other major cities Stills and Collins will visit are Portland, Oregon; San Diego; Atlanta; and Nashville, as well as New York City's Staten Island. The tour also includes a two-night stand, May 29-30, in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Stills and Collins -- who were romantically involved during the '60s --  also toured extensively together last year to promote Everybody Knows. The album, which was released in September 2017, features new versions of songs connected to the longtime friends' shared musical history, as well as a number select covers and one brand-new tune penned by Judy, "River of Gold."

As previously reported, Stills and Collins also will both be performing at Stephen's fifth annual Light Up the Blues benefit concert on April 21 in Los Angeles. The show, which raises money for the Autism Speaks charity, also will feature Neil Young, Burt Bacharach, Sheryl Crow and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers members Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell and Steve Ferrone.

Here are all of the dates on Stills and Collins' 2018 duo tour:

5/1 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vogue Theatre
5/4 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino
5/6 -- Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
5/12 -- San Luis Obispo, CA, Fremont Theater
5/19 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
5/29 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
5/30 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
6/1 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
6/2 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/4 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
6/8 -- Rockford, IL, Coronado Performing Arts Center
6/9 -- Rochester Hills, MI, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
6/13 -- Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
6/14 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
6/17 -- Lenox, MA, Tanglewood
6/18 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
6/21 -- Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium
6/23 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Tropicana Showroom - Tropicana Casino
6/24 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
6/26 -- Geneva, NY, Smith Opera House
6/29 -- Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre
6/30 -- Washington, D.C., John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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In a new Rolling Stone interview, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain addresses his recent conflicts with guitarist Neal Schon, which became public last year when Schon aired various grievances via Twitter, including accusing Cain of breaking an apparent longstanding rule by bringing "religion and politics" into the band.

Cain tells the magazine that he doesn't think that their dispute will affect Journey's future.

"It's something that you tolerate," Jonathan says of Neal's social media comments. "It's kind of like if you have a fight with your wife. You live in the same house. You have to weather it and overcome it…You go through these things and you gotta get out the steam…Then it's like, 'OK, you said...how you feel. Let's move on.' That's how I feel. Let's hit reset and make great music."

Among the things that drew Schon's ire was a visit to the White House that Cain -- whose wife, Paula White, is President Trump's spiritual adviser -- made with Journey singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory without inviting Neal.

"For me, it was a historical chance to go and it wasn't political," Cain says about the trip. "I'm a history buff and was dying to see where all this history took place. I know Arnel wanted to meet the Filipino lady [Cristeta Comerford] that has worked as a chef there for 20-something years. And Neal and I weren't on speaking terms during that time. He was bashing me, so I didn't think he would want to come."

Jonathan adds that he and Neal have "had a tremendous relationship for 38 years. Any relationship that goes on that long, there's bound to be bumps in the road. But I think the band and our fans are bigger than all of this stuff."

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David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty ImagesFounding Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is writing the music and lyrics for a new stage musical based on the award-winning 1983 film Local Hero.  It's scheduled to open at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, U.K., in the spring of 2019.

Knopfler also composed and produced the soundtrack to the movie, which was written and directed by Scottish filmmaker Bill Forsyth.

Local Hero tells the story of a young American oil-company rep who is sent to northern Scotland to negotiate the purchase of a small seaside town where his firm plans to build a refinery. Forsyth is co-writing the book for the stage production with David Greig, The Lyceum's artistic director.

"Local Hero is one of those great Scottish stories that has captured the imaginations of people across the world, it has been one of my favorite films since I first saw it as a teenager," says Grieg in a statement. "To have the chance to revisit these wonderful characters to help create a musical is an absolute delight, but to be working alongside Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler…is a dream come true."

After its run at The Royal Lyceum Theatre, the Local Hero musical will move to London's famed West End venue The Old Vic.

As previously reported, Knopfler will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Dire Straits on April 14 in Cleveland.

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Courtesy of New West RecordsR.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has formed a new group with indie-folk singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur called Arthur Buck.  The duo has just completed a debut album that will be released this year.

Buck and Arthur's collaboration came together after the two musicians bumped into each other near Peter's residence in Baja California, Mexico.

"I was like, 'Come swimming!'" Buck recalls to Rolling Stone. "Joe shows up in Mexico -- the kind of guy where he's carrying every single thing he owns on his back -- and then all this stuff started occurring."

Buck and Arthur proceeded to write eight songs in eight hours, and these tunes form the basis of the new album.

"It was really spontaneous and kind of magical in its own way, as [being in Mexico] we were kind of disconnected from everything," Peter explains to the magazine.

Adds Joe, "All of a sudden it was like I had this musical partner and friend, and that relieved the music of the burden of the self, if that makes sense."

Buck, who first met Arthur when he opened for R.E.M. back in 2004, notes, "Joe is going through that searching period we all go through in life. And those experiences he's having make this a very forward-looking record, lyrically. The music has a questing kind of feel. We were making it up as we went along."

Arthur Buck is planning to head out on a tour of the U.S. and Europe to support the forthcoming album.

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Credit: Jody RogacEx-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has released a new track called "This Is That," from his upcoming studio album, American Utopia, as a digital single and via streaming services Friday. If you pre-order American Utopia now at iTunes and Nonesuch.com, you'll also immediately receive a free download of the song.

You can listen to "This Is That," which was co-written and produced by electronic artist Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never, now at Byrne's official YouTube channel. The ethereal, eclectic-sounding tune is highlighted by Chinese folk instruments and electronic percussion.

American Utopia, Byrne's first full-fledged solo effort since 2004's Grown Backwards, will be released March 9. The 10-track collection includes songs inspired by various things that give Byrne incentive to feel optimistic during this period of political and social upheaval. Among his collaborators on the project are Brian Eno, who co-wrote the song "Everybody's Coming to My House" with David.

Byrne will be supporting American Utopia with an expansive world tour that kicks off March 3 in Red Bank, New Jersey, and is mapped out through an August 28 show in Morrison, Colorado.

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