Thursday, February 16, 2017

Linkin Park Release Date

Linkin Park have announced their 2017 return today, with new album One More Light dropping May 19th and their new single Heavy, featuring Kiiara, available to stream and download on all partners now. A lyric video for the brand new single has also gone live on YouTube and can be viewed here

Continuing the tradition of reinvention and innovation, the GRAMMY Award-winning rock band will host a Facebook Live at 8pm GMT tonight where they will deliver an exclusive performance and Q&A via the platform. As the biggest band on Facebook—with over 62 million followers—the multi-platinum Los Angeles group will no doubt deliver an unforgettable treat for millions of fans around the world. 

One More Light, which can be pre-ordered from ,is their seventh studio album. Their first album, Hybrid Theory is the best-selling debut of this century in their home country and certified diamond (10 million).  They have won 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards. Linkin Park have sold out stadiums around the world and headlined some of the UK's biggest music festivals including Download and Reading and Leeds.


Friday, November 18, 2016



SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band Metallica’s 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available in stores and at all digital retailers today via the band’s own Blackened Recordings in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions available at Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is the first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic.  Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

Praise for Hardwired…To Self-Destruct includes The New York Times: “Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control”, Rolling Stone: “Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ shreds back to vintage eighties terror”, LA Times: “Metallica keeps evolving”, Decibel: “Metallica balances legacy, longevity, and longitude with Hardwired...To Self-Destruct”, Kerrang!: “This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since The Black album? Yep”, The Guardian: “Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years,” NME: “Metallica remain both vital and innovative”, and much more. 

To celebrate the release of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, Metallica will perform live tonight at the very intimate House of Vans in London for Fifth Members and lucky winners. The band performs at 9:00 PM GMT and fans can take part in the festivities by visiting or YouTube to stream the performance live. The show will be available on demand in its entirety for one week following the show.

In an unprecedented move for Metallica, this past Wednesday the band released music videos for each song on the new album via and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world for every two hours.  New songs and their corresponding videos premiered right up to when the clock turned over at midnight in New Zealand, where the first official copy of the new album became available worldwide. Directors for the videos included: Jonas Ã…kerlund, who originally worked with the band on "Turn The Page" and "Whiskey In The Jar," album package photographers Herring and Herring, Colin Hakes ("Hardwired"), Clark Eddy ("Atlas Rise," and countless "Making of . . ." clips), Tom Kirk ("Moth Into Flame"), Claire Marie Vogel, Jessica Cope, Rob Valley, Phil Mucci, and Metallica's very own videographer Brett Murray. To watch the music videos, visit

Almost 100 independent record stores around the world opened stayed open through out the night and into the morning selling Hardwired…To Self-Destruct LPs and CDs as part of Blackened Friday. Stores are stocked with music, prizes, and exclusive items to be given away free with purchase. For a complete list of participating stores, click HERE. All items are available while supplies last.

Metallica recently joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a rendition of the band's song "Enter Sandman" as part of the popular segment 'Classroom Instruments' on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Watch the clip now HERE.

Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We're Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We're Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three
1. Lords Of Summer
2. Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
3. N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.  (Riff Origins)
4. Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
5. Plow (Riff Origins)
6. Sawblade (Riff Origins)
7. RIP (Riff Origins)
8. Lima (Riff Origins)
9. 91 (Riff Origins)
10. MTO (Riff Origins)
11. RL72 (Riff Origins)
12. Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13. CHI (Riff Origins)
14. X Dust (Riff Origins)


Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991's Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.  In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Blue Rodeo Concert Dates - Canadian Tour

Friday, October 28, 2016

Warner Music Canada recording artists Blue Rodeo have today released their 15th studio album, 1000 Arms. Among the album’s 12 tracks is the single “Superstar.”  In support of the album’s release, tickets are now on sale for Blue Rodeo’s 2017 tour.  The band will play 29 concerts in 23 cities, beginning January 11, 2017 in Thunder Bay and each ticket sold includes a album download code for 1000 Arms.  Full album track listing and tour dates listed below.

Buy 1000 Arms: Concert Tickets, CD/LP/Digital or Stream the album HERE (tickets available at 10 am local time).

 The video clip for “Superstar” was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Chris Mills who reimagines Blue Rodeo as a Riot Grrl band.   Watch the video for “Superstar” HERE

1000 Arms was recorded over the winter of 2015/16 at Blue Rodeo’s Woodshed Studios.  The album shares its name with the Jim Cuddy-penned song inspired by a podcast Jim was listening to.

“The podcast was about allowing your community to help you,” says Cuddy.  "When we were going over titles, we were thinking about our musical community, what it means to us and how much we would do for each other. That was what we were thinking about the most, so it seemed like an appropriate title.”

The 12-track record was co-produced and engineered by Tim Vesely, a founding member of the Rheostatics.  Jim and his longtime bandmate Greg Keelor credit Vesely with helping influence the sound of the new album. The engineer had been listening to some of the band’s older records and commented that Jim and Greg weren’t singing together as much as they used to.  The revelation caught the band off guard but the result brought the band back to what has always been one of their strengths.

“We made a very concerted effort to sing together on this album, either with direct harmonies or call and response, and we really enjoyed that,” says Cuddy.

In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s  Performing Arts Award.

1000 Arms Tracklisting:

Hard To Remember
I Can’t Hide This Anymore
Jimmy Fall Down
Long Hard Life
Rabbit’s Foot
1000 Arms
Dust To Gold
Mascara Tears
Can’t Find My Way Back To You
So Hard To See
The Flame

1000 Arms tour dates:

January 11                                           Thunder Bay, ON                           Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
January 13                                           Regina, SK                                           Conexus Arts Centre
January 14                                           Winnipeg, MB                                   MTS Centre
January 15                                           Estevan, SK                                         Affinity Place
January 17                                           Saskatoon, SK                                    TCU Place
January 19/20                                    Edmonton, AB                                   Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 21/22                                    Calgary, AB                                         Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 24                                           Penticton, BC                                South Okanagan Events Centre
January 26                                           Victoria, BC                                  Save On Foods Memorial Centre
January 27/28                                    Vancouver, BC                                  Queen Elizabeth Theatre
January 31                                           Kitchener, ON                                   Centre In The Square
February 2/3                                      Toronto, ON                                       Massey Hall
February 8                                          Montreal, QC                                     Place des Arts
February 9                                          Kingston, ON                                     Rogers K-Rock Centre
February 10                                        Barrie, ON                                           Barrie Molson Centre
February 11                                        Oshawa, ON                                       General Motors Centre
February 14                                        London, ON                                        Budweiser Gardens
February 16/17                                 Hamilton, ON                                     Hamilton Place Theatre
February 18/19                                 Ottawa, ON                                        National Arts Centre
February 21                                        Woodstock, NB                                 AYR Motor Centre
February 23                                        St. John’s, NL                                     Mile One Centre
February 25                                        Halifax, NS                                          Scotiabank Centre
February 26                                        Moncton, NB                                     Casino New Brunswick

Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World Tour hitting Casino Rama

RAMA, ON (Monday, October 31st, 2016)Casino Rama Resort is one of Ontario’s premier entertainment destinations offering world-class concerts & events year round in our award-winning Entertainment Centre.  We’re pleased to announce the addition of two amazing Canadian artists to our already outstanding 2017 concert line-up:

Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World Tour with Red Rider
Friday, March 31
Tickets are $49.55/$59.29/$75.22
From the just released expanded 25th anniversary edition of the Juno Award winning album Mad Mad World hits will include: “Life Is a Highway”, “No Regrets”, “Sinking Like a Sunset” & “Washed Away”. #MMW25

Radio for Cardiology Benefit Concert VII
Featuring Dean Brody with special guests James Barker Band
Friday, May 5
Tickets are $45/$55/$65/$125
Casino Rama Resort is proud to support the ongoing efforts to raise funds for the Radio for Cardiology campaign in support of Royal Victoria Hospital (Barrie).
Dean Brody: “Bring Down the House”, “Canadian Girls”, “It’s Friday” & “Bounty”.
James Barker Band: “Lawn Chair Lazy” & “Just Sayin’ “.

Fans are invited to visit the Casino Rama Resort Facebook page to gain access to an exclusive pre-sale code, along with a chance to beat the box office to win a pair of tickets to the Tom Cochrane performance.

PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT:  Ticket limit is 8 per customer per show.  Please adhere to published ticket limits.  Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by TicketMaster at its discretion.  This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.

Patrons must be nineteen (19) years of age or older with government issued photo identification to attend concerts & events.  Those who have been trespassed and/or self-excluded from Casino Rama Resort or any OLG property and/or fail to meet Casino Rama Resort’s conditions of entry may not visit, participate in promotions and/or redeem offers.

Celebrating 20 successful years, Casino Rama Resort is Ontario's only First Nations commercial casino and has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class sporting, entertainment & television events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 8 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities.  Through the Casino Rama Cares program we are dedicated to continuing our rich history of community support by being an outstanding corporate neighbour; providing year-round assistance through a combination of charitable giving and employee volunteerism.  Casino Rama Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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