The 2008 presidential campaign is going country. Singer/songwriter and acclaimed producer John Rich, of the multi-platinum country duo Big & Rich, has released an original anthem in support of Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. Rich will perform “Raisin’ McCain” for the first time publicly later today, August 1,... Read more
Ray LaMontagne has set his first North American tour in support of his new album, “Gossip In The Grain,” due out October 14 on RCA Records. The six-week, 28-date fall trek starts on September 30 in Indianapolis, IN and wraps on November 9 in Seattle, WA. The album was... Read more
“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus made her solo debut with the release of “Breakout” on Disney’s Hollywood Records. The album marks her biggest sales debut and has sold more than 372,000 units. “Breakout” is the third debut at No. 1 for the 15-year-old teen idol. In fall 2006, the... Read more
With the July 29 release of his US debut album, “A Larum,” British country/blues/folk artist Johnny Flynn has lined up his first North American tour this fall. Flynn will be co-headlining with 2008 Mercury Prize nominee and fellow Brit, Laura Marling; the two will take turns closing the show.... Read more
Cheech & Chong, who broke up in the mid-1980s because of creative differences, are reuniting for a comedy tour this fall to be promoted by Live Nation. Chong’s wife and comedy partner, Shelby Chong, will open all dates on the Light Up America tour. The tour opens on September... Read more
Singer, comedienne and storyteller Christine Lavin is on the road with her 17th solo album, “Happydance of the Xenophobe.” The album is a topical, political, 13-song collection of her perceptive observances of life with topics including the US National Weather Service, Julia Child devotees, caffeine addicts, Priscilla Presley, the... Read more
There is speculation, fueled by bassist Jack Bruce, that the legendary trio Cream will reform and tour again. Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker have reformed twice before; its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and for concerts in London and New... Read more
The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band is going on an interactive tour with headliners Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional and very special guests Plain White T’s and The Cab. The 29 date mostly arena tour starts on October 5 in San Diego, CA and wraps on... Read more
Anthony Green, best known as the lead singer for the Philadelphia-based progressive punk act Circa Survive, will undertake a major nationwide headlining tour kicking off on August 6 in Philadelphia, PA through September 14 in Farmingdale, NY. The six-week trek is Green’s only planned tour in support of his... Read more
The 3rd annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival has been set for October 4 in Downtown Los Angeles. Presented by LA Weekly and Goldenvoice, the daylong, multi-stage, all-ages music festival will bring together the hottest acts in indie rock, along with a cutting edge selection of electro-leaning artists and... Read more