The Beatles. Really, a giant of rock giants. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Apple Records/EMI recently re-released all of the Beatles albums re-mastered this past 9/9/09 (a reference to their "song", "Revolution 9".) ....
You know I love the Beatles (who doesn't?), as I've previously mentioned. Today (October 17th), Ringo Starr announced that his All Starr Band will tour the Pacific Rim this winter with select dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The All Starr Band is the same lineup from this previous summer, featuring Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr.Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey) and Gregg Bissonette.
"The tour this summer was just GREAT - I love playing with this band and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again," Ringo said. "I am looking forward to revisiting Japan with the All Starrs and of course New Zealand and Australia. Peace & Love!"
Yes, it wouldn't be a quote unless he said, "Peace & Love."
The confirmed dates are as follows:
Feb 9 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 25 & 26 –Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 27 – Zepp Hall, Nagoya, Japan
March 1 – Zepp Hall, Osaka, Japan
The dates for Australia will be announced October 26.
Diamond Rings (aka John O'Regan) is currently on tour in America. Apparently he was one of the founding members of my favorite Thomas Hardy-referenced band, The D'Urbervilles.
Diamond Rings released his debut album in 2010, but since then, he was picked up by Astralwerks, who re-released his album last year. His latest album, Free Dimensional, will be coming out this October 22nd. Look for his national television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 26th.
I will be there on October 27th to check him out. I'm happy to announced that Australia's Gold Fields are opening up for most of Diamond Rings' shows in America.
10/17/12 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/18/12 Hollywood, CA Amoeba Music
10/18/12 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre
10/19/12 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
10/20/12 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
10/26/12 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
10/27/12 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
10/28/12 Madison, WI The Frequency
10/29/12 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
10/30/12 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway Nightclub
10/31/12 Nashville, TN High Watt
11/01/12 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
11/02/12 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores
11/03/12 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores
11/04/12 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
11/08/12 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
11/09/12 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
11/14/12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11/15/12 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
11/16/12 Victoria, BC Legends
11/17/12 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
12/04/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
What's the deal with
I have absolutely no details about the band, other than that they're releasing a debut 7" orange-tinted through Misra Records for "Fallout & Fire" and b-side of "See." You can listen to the a-side on Soundcloud.
Cover artwork was drawn by their "weird friend" Ali Calis at Able Projects.
To celebrate, they are heading out on a brief tour:
Oct 26 Firehouse, North Manchester, IN
Oct 27 Shitty Barn/Knitty Barn, Spring Green, WI
Oct 28 Abbey Pub, Chicago,IL with the Avengers!
Oct 29 Omega Music, Dayton,OH. 7pm FREE
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Details from pigeonsandplanes.com:
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Mel Bushman writes:
R.Ring is Kelley Deal, Kim Deal's twin sister. Kim may sing a note or play a lick on the new record, but R.Ring is all Kelley and some man with a beard.
Kim is napping under a big pile of her Pixies reunion tour money. Godamnit, I really thought that was a good idea in the beginning... Now I hate it; Kim Deal probably doesn't ever need to work again for the rest of her life. Or, at least another 10 years before another Breeders album materializes.
Steve Albini should go kick her in the ass.