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Bruce Springsteen adds three UK shows in June

May 2, 2013

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Bruce Springsteen has announced three additional UK shows as part of the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball world tour which has already visited 17 countries worldwide.

He will now play London’s Wembley Stadium on June 15, Glasgow’s Hampden Park on June 18, and the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on June 20.

Meanwhile, watch Springsteen performing ‘Dancing In the Dark’ live in Helsinki last July HERE …

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Paul Carrack returns with new album, TV documentary and UK tour

October 11, 2012

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British singer-songwriter Paul Carrack’s four-decade career is to be celebrated in a new TV documentary which will be screened on BBC4 on October 12 (10pm UK time).

Titled The Man With The Golden Voice, the TV documentary features interviews with Carrack’s musical colleagues Chris Difford, Mike Rutherford, Timothy B Schmit and Nick Lowe.

The programme documents Carrack’s journey from his Sheffield roots to become a highly-respected solo performer, a member of Ace and Mike & the Mechanics, and a collaborator with legends such as Roger Waters, Roxy Music, Elton John, Ringo Starr and B.B. King.

The TV tribute follows the release of Carrack’s latest blue-eyed soul album Good Feeling on September 24. It features 12 classy tracks, including several brand new songs, a collaboration with Squeeze’s Chris Difford (titled ‘Marmalade Moon’), a new version of Nick Lowe’s ‘From Now On’ (first recorded on Carrack’s Suburban Voodoo album 30 years ago), and an excellent cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Lucky Town track ‘If I Should Fall Behind’.

Carrack produced Good Feeling himself and plays most of the instruments on the album. His son Jack, now a member of his touring band, plays drums on the album.

More information at http://www.paulcarrack.net

UK TOUR DATES:

OCTOBER 2012

Tuesday 16 Oct – Derby Assembly Rooms

Friday 19 Oct – Worthing Assembly Hall

Saturday 20 Oct – Bournemouth Pavilion

Monday 22 Oct – Northampton Derngate

Thursday 25 Oct – Scunthorpe Baths Hall

Friday 26 Oct – York Barbican

Monday 29 Oct – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Tuesday 30 Oct – Ipswich Regent

Wednesday 31 Oct – London Indigo2

NOVEMBER 2012

Wednesday 7 Nov – Llandudno North Wales Theatre

Thursday 8 Nov – New Brighton Floral Pavilion

Sunday 11 Nov – Eastbourne Congress Theatre

Monday 12 Nov – Swindon Wyvern Theatre

Tuesday 13 Nov – Swansea Grand Theatre

Friday 16 Nov – Preston Charter Theatre

Saturday 17 Nov – Leamington Spa Royal Spa Centre

Thursday 22 Nov – Crawley The Hawth

Friday 23 Nov – Southampton The Brook

Wednesday 28 Nov – Harrogate Royal Hall

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Bruce Springsteen lining up new album and UK tour in 2012 including Isle of Wight Festival

November 22, 2011

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Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that he and The E Street Band have almost finished recording their 18th studio album.

A release date has still to be set for the as-yet-untitled album, but it is expected to be available in the UK next summer to coincide with a series of live concerts at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light (June 21), Etihad Stadium, Manchester (June 22) Isle of Wight Festival (June 24) and London’s Hard Rock Calling Festival (July 14). Concert tickets go on sale on December 3.

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Little Richard, Nils Lofgren and Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir star in real-life ‘ER’

October 2, 2008

 

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Some veteran rockers are starting to pay the price of decades on the road, it seems. In the space of a few days, rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Bruce Springsteen’s longtime sideman Nils Lofgren have all ended up in hospital.

 

Little Richard, who will be 76 in December, has had to undergo emergency heart treatment after falling ill ahead of a hip replacement operation. A friend reportedly told US magazine National Enquirer that the rock legend – real name Richard Wayne Penniman – has been in poor health for some time and now often has to use a wheelchair.

 

Meanwhile, Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir – 61 in a couple of weeks – is suffering from broken ribs, after taking a tumble on his tour bus. Weir fell awkwardly when the driver of the band’s famous ‘Deadmobile’ braked suddenly on the way to a post-tour fundraising concert. The show had to be postponed and Weir is said to be in pain when he tries to “breathe, hold the guitar, and laugh”.

 

At the same time, 57-year-old Nils Lofgren – a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and a former member of Crazy Horse – is currently recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery on both his hips on September 30. The guitarist blames his hip problem on 40 years of touring.

 

On his web site (www.nilslofgren.com), Lofgren states that “a long, beautiful life on the road that’s included back flips with guitars, dive rolls, leaping off drum risers and trying to break stage floors with pounding legs … and thousands of hours playing aggressive basketball” made the operation necessary. However, he plans to be back on his feet for an acoustic solo tour early in 2009.

 

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