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    Photos: 5 reasons to see 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul

    3 Doors Down and Collective Soul rolled into Tucson’s AVA Amphitheater on Sept. 18 and set the venue on fire. The Rock and Roll Express Tour has been crisscrossing the country all summer. This was the final show of the tour. Each band brought their best foot forward with their hits songs that gave...
  • Interview: Jonathan Wilson sheds Laurel Canyon sound for expansive, cosmic vibe

    Interview: Jonathan Wilson sheds Laurel Canyon sound for expansive, cosmic vibe

    Studio maven and North Carolina-transplant Jonathan Wilson moved to California about 17 years ago and in that time his name has become synonymous with the iconic Laurel Canyon 70s sound. In part due to the jam sessions at his Laurel Canyon studio and to his previous two albums, Gentle Spirit and...
  • Interview: Matt Myers of Houndmouth on life in the 'Golden Age'

    Interview: Matt Myers of Houndmouth on life in the 'Golden Age'

    Houndmouth is on the road for the final two months of a five-month tour, celebrating the release of their third LP, Golden Age (Reprise Records). Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody have invited Graeme Gardiner, Drew Miller, Caleb Hickman, and Aaron Craker to join them onstage and to offer a...
  • Interview: Phil Anselmo is healthy, feeling good and back on the road

    Interview: Phil Anselmo is healthy, feeling good and back on the road

    It's been a busy year for Phil Anselmo - and not in the usual, 'Here's our new album ' and 'We're going on tour' kind of way. Although, there is a new album, and the man and his band are in fact now on tour much to the delight of his fanbase. Following the release of Philip H. Anselmo & The...
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    Photos: 5 things you didn’t know about the Gin Blossoms

    The Gin Blossoms made the first stop of their Mixed Reality tour with Big Head Todd and the Monsters in Tucson at the AVA Amphitheatre on Sept. 6. Gin Blossoms have been a major musical force in the business since the early 90’s. They recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of their...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite live

    It is historical when two diverse entertainers manage to find each other and merge their musical talents into a single powerful entity. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite have done that and the result is blues magic. The Rialto Theatre brought the duo into Tucson on September 1 for an incredible...
  • Paul McCartney expands Freshen Up Tour with first US tour dates

    Paul McCartney expands Freshen Up Tour with first US tour dates

    Paul McCartney fans in the U.S. rejoice! The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will make his triumphant return in 2019 with the announcement of his first U.S. Freshen Up Tour shows, which will take place between May and June. The legendary British rocker unveiled the big news on Aug. 31 via...
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    Top 5 reasons to see New Order

    New Order is currently in the midst of an all to brief North American tour for seven dates only. If you need a reason to see these post-punk electronic pioneers, here are five to quell your curiosity. 1. Their catalog It's a disservice to New Order to label them a 'dance band' or put them into any...
  • Watch: Foo Fighters perform live rarity 'Gimme Stitches' at free show in Los Angeles

    Watch: Foo Fighters perform live rarity 'Gimme Stitches' at free show in Los Angeles

    Foo Fighters treated a few hundred lucky fans to a free pop-up show on Aug. 26 in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The legendary Seattle alt-rockers set aside their usual greatest hits to perform a 10-song setlist of deep cuts, which included the live rarity “Gimme Stitches...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Rick Springfield’s 'Best in Show Tour' live

    A throng of fans turned out in spite of Tucson’s 100-degree heat at 7 p.m. for Rick Springfield and his 80’s rock and roll ensemble. The night air was filled with blazing guitars and classic rock that was played loud and proud for well over three hours. The tour has Springfield and Loverboy vying...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch the Keith Sweat/En Vogue tour

    Two of R&B’s top powerhouse acts made a stop at Tucson’s AVA Amphitheatre on Aug. 5. Keith Sweat and En Vogue co-headlined an evening of old-time R&B and it was a fun-filled evening that delighted the packed house. AXS was able to catch the show and here are the best reasons to see this tour...
  • Interview: Guess Who’s Garry Peterson talks about band’s new album and tour

    Interview: Guess Who’s Garry Peterson talks about band’s new album and tour

    As The Guess Who get ready to head out on the next leg of their North American tour  (15 dates from Aug. 24 through Dec. 11), drummer and founding member Garry Peterson spoke with AXS.com about the band’s legendary past, as well as their present and future. Their latest album, The Future IS What It...
  • Bob Dylan announces upcoming fall 2018 tour dates

    Bob Dylan announces upcoming fall 2018 tour dates

    In the midst of a tour of Australia and New Zealand--and following the launch of his very own whiskey this spring--the legendary Bob Dylan has announced his fall plans. The renowned Nobel-winning songwriter will return to the states this fall for a brief run of dates in November in the Southeast. An...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see the American Idol Live Tour 2018!

    The 16th season of ABC’s American Idol (AI) has passed and it’s time to see the winner with the finalists on tour. The tour is slightly different this year. Season eight AI winner, Kris Allen, has been added to the lineup to act as the moderator as well as performing as a singer. The tour features...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Donny & Marie Osmond’s live show

    It has been a long time since The Osmonds got their big break in show business. Andy Williams hired them in 1962 to be regulars on his television show. Initially, Donny Osmond was not a member of the group but joined the band at the age of five. Marie Osmond was the youngest member of the clan and...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see The Boxmasters featuring Billy Bob Thornton live

    The Boxmasters have been a working band intermittently since 2007. Billy Bob Thornton is the lead singer and writer of the majority of their music, and while the band was initially more focused on country or hillbilly music, things have changed.  In recent years, their creativity is more honed to a...
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    Interview: American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe chats about life on the American Idol tour and more

    Maddie Poppe lived her American Idol dream to the fullest when she won season 16 this year. The 20-year old singer/songwriter is at the peak of her momentum as she starts the American Idol tour with six other finalists from the show. Poppe’s song choices were laced with well-crafted storytelling on...
  • Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters add 2018 fall U.S. tour dates

    Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters add 2018 fall U.S. tour dates

    Robert Plant fans who missed the ex-Led Zeppelin star on his recent North American tour need not despair. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer along with his current band The Sensational Space Shifters will return to the U.S. in September for a string of new shows. Rolling Stone reports on July 17 that...
  • Watch: Todd Rundgren's Utopia perform single 'One World' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Watch: Todd Rundgren's Utopia perform single 'One World' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Todd Rundgren teamed up with his recently reunited Utopia bandmates for a rare television appearance July 9 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The legendary prog-rocker and company  performed the 1982 Swing to the Right single “One World.” Fans who missed the band's reunion on the popular ABC late-night talk...
  • Watch: Shania Twain performs 'Come on Over' at 2018 Canadian tour finale in Toronto

    Watch: Shania Twain performs 'Come on Over' at 2018 Canadian tour finale in Toronto

    Shania Twain wrapped up her home country tour of Canada with a two-night stand from July 6 – July 7 in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena. The Queen of Country Pop performed a 21-song setlist, packed with hits and beloved album tracks, including the title track to her 1997 studio album Come on Over. Canoe...
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