Classic Rock News

Friday March 28



CLASSIC FLEETWOOD MAC MAKE PACT TO REUNITE FOR FALL TOUR

The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and the returning Christine McVie – are hitting the road for their On With the Show reunion tour, starting September 30 in Minneapolis. The five members made the announcement during an appearance on NBC’s Today Show Thursday morning, officially welcoming Christine McVie back for her first tour with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group since 1998. The band’s 33-city, 34-show trek includes a two-night stand at the recently reopened Forum in Los Angeles and wraps on December 19 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Read more: Friday March 28

Thursday March 27



BOSTON MORE THAN DOUBLES U.S. TOUR DATES TO 35 SHOWS

Looking to trumpet the arrival of their long-awaited Life Love and Hope album, Boston has extended its U.S. summer tour from 16 to 35 shows, curiously however, so far there’s no hometown concert on the schedule. The “Heaven On Earth” trek still gets underway June 5 in Hollywood, FL, but now stretches through August 31 in Huron, SD, with major market concerts planned in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Nashville and Cleveland, but as of now, no Boston stop is on the schedule.

Read more: Thursday March 27

Wednesday March 26



LYNYRD SKYNYRD SETS UP SERIES OF SUMMER SHOWS

Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd have scheduled 19 U.S. summer tour dates, starting April 4 in Mesa, AZ and running through a September 13 performance in Pittsburgh. Additional stops on the trek include Orlando, FL, Laughlin, NV, Austin, TX, Sioux Falls, SD, Gilford, NH, Lincoln, NE and Sturgis, SD. Finally, the band has announced their final Simple Man Cruise will set sail from November 16-20. The last at-sea concert will include Foghat and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.

Read more: Wednesday March 26

Tuesday March 25



THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND POSTPONES FINAL FOUR NYC SHOWS

The Allman Brothers Band has been forced to postpone the remaining four shows of their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City while Gregg Allman continues to recover from bronchitis. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band was scheduled to wrap its run with shows tonight, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Ticketholders have been instructed to hold on to their tickets, which will be honored for the soon-to-be-announced rescheduled dates.

Read more: Tuesday March 25

Monday March 24



FUNERAL FOR JAGGER’S GIRLFRIEND TO BE HELD IN L.A. ON DATE TBD

A representative for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger confirmed Saturday that the funeral for the singer’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott will take place in Los Angeles on an as-yet undetermined date. Last Thursday, Jagger and the band cancelled the remainder of the group’s Australia and New Zealand tour dates so he could fly to L.A. to be with his children and close friends while making arrangements of Scott’s funeral. Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide last Friday in her New York City apartment.

Read more: Monday March 24

Friday March 21



JAGGER BACK IN L.A., SEEKS PRIVACY WHILE PLANNING SCOTT’S FUNERAL

A representative for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has confirmed the singer has returned to the United States from Australia and is currently in Los Angeles with family and friends where he’ll begin planning the funeral for his longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott. A statement released Thursday by Jagger’s spokesperson reads: “Mick Jagger has arrived in Los Angeles in order to be with members of his family. He will join his daughter Karis, an L.A. resident, and daughters Elisabeth and Georgia May, who are also with him for support. Later today Jade Jagger and son James will also join him whilst he makes arrangements for L’Wren Scott’s funeral. Privacy for him and his family during this very difficult time is requested.”

Read more: Friday March 21

Thursday March 20



BONNIE RAITT TO HEADLINE GREAT SOUTHERN BANK'S SATURDAY IN THE PARK!

Legendary Blues/Rocker Bonnie Raitt headlines the 2014 Great Southern Bank's Saturday In The Park July 5th, 2014 at Sioux City's Grandview Park. The 24th year of the free musical festival marks another exciting year that has become one of the country's premiere outdoor festivals. Filling out the day-long event includes the Avett Brothers, Wild Feather and Ziggy Marley. More musicians are slated to be announced.

Read more: Thursday March 20

Wednesday March 19



ROLLING STONES CANCEL ENTIRE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Early Tuesday the Rolling Stones announced the cancellation of tonight’s planned concert in Perth, Australia in the wake of the death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott, who died Monday of an apparent suicide. The New York Daily News reports Scott was found in her New York City apartment hanging by a scarf tied to a doorknob. Later, the band postponed their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand, posting the following message on their official website: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their ’14 ON FIRE’ tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.” The dates are expected to be rescheduled.

Read more: Wednesday March 19

Tuesday March 18



MICK JAGGER’S LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND FOUND DEAD IN NYC

L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer and stylist girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday of an apparent suicide, according to the New York Daily News. Scott was 47. The paper reported Scott was found in her apartment by her assistant after apparently hanging herself by a scarf tied to a doorknob. A spokesperson for Jagger described the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer as “completely shocked and devastated” by the tragic news. Jagger met Scott at a photo shoot in 2001and the two dated ever since. Scott’s list of celebrity clients included Sandra Bullock, Reece Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman, and she most recently helped pick the onstage clothing for the Rolling Stones current world tour.

Read more: Tuesday March 18

Monday March 17



MELLENCAMP MOTIVATED TO MOUNT 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will return to the road for a series of summer North American tour dates, starting with a two-night run in Thackerville, OK June 20 and 21. The heartland rocker’s 10-show trek also includes gigs in Niagara Falls, NY, Uncasville, CT, Atlantic City, Cheyanne, WY, Minot, ND, two shows in Orillia, Ontario, Canada and the tour closer in Windsor, Ontario on August 1. In December, Mellencamp proclaimed, “I want to play places I haven’t played since the 1980’s.”

Read more: Monday March 17

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