Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Apr 18, 2013 8:00PM
San Jose Civic

Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his ace touring band will perform in concert at the San Jose Civic on April 18, 2013. The one-night-only show is in support of his brand new solo album Driving Towards The Daylight (J&R Adventures) which made its chart debut at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, the 8th time a Bonamassa album has debuted at #1. He also debuted at #23 on the Billboard Top 200, a career-best outranking 2011′s Dust Bowl which peaked at #37, and #5 on the Independent Chart. This is Bonamassa’s best opening sales week to date. In the UK, Driving Towards The Daylight led the way for most of the week before Emeli Sande nudged past by fewer than 100 sales to clinch the #1 spot. It debuted at #2, also a career-best since Dust Bowl’s peak at #12.

Get the free download of the single “Driving Towards The Daylight” here: http://bit.ly/JJQ7fH

The official music video for the title track “Driving Towards The Daylight” can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTG-bCMG05E

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series is back with a third installment of multimedia shows to be toured worldwide, entitled “Master Quest.” This latest edition of the “The Legend of Zelda” symphony will add brand new music and visuals from recent and upcoming The Legend of Zelda games, but will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect as it embarks on a world tour. The tour will make a stop at City National Civic on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s 28-year-old The Legend of Zelda franchise that will serve to introduce newcomers to the music and themes of the Zelda games and give long-time fans a chance to celebrate their favorite moments in the franchise.
Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the most recently released game in the series for Nintendo 3DS, and new music from the recently announced remake of fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. These never before performed scores accompanied by new gameplay imagery will appear for the first time ever in “Master Quest,” though fans will still be treated to the show’s now-classic repertoire from seasons past.

The name Symphony of the Goddesses refers not only to the concert program but also to the four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The performance also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Concerts will be performed by full orchestra and choir in world class venues throughout the world.

“The continued excitement around The Legend of Zelda franchise is amazing, and this special concert will deliver an unforgettable experience for fans,” notes Jason Michael Paul, President of Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc, which is producing the concert tour. “These performances transcend culture and geography and unite people through a common love for this venerable and legendary series.”
Guests will enjoy their favorite moments from the now 28-year-old series, carefully and beautifully timed with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Nintendo sound director and Zelda franchise composer Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive experience for all walks of fans, many of which attend “cosplaying” as their favorite characters.

Fans can view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, athttp://zelda-symphony.com. Club Nintendo members can enjoy an exclusive 15% discount to the show by logging into their accounts and looking for the discount code on the Symphony of the Goddesses banner. Consumers that are not Club Nintendo members can join for free at club.nintendo.com.


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Hozier’s incredible momentum continues to roll, with the acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter adding fall dates to his already sold-out spring and summer tours including a stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 PM.

Hozier’s self-titled debut has passed the coveted Gold milestone, conquering multiple radio, viral, and video platforms with the album’s seminal single “Take Me To Church” going quadruple platinum. His current single “Work Song,” which he recently performed on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is climbing the charts with the video surpassing 3 million views. Hozier has also been nominated for 5 Billboard Music Awards, including Top New Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song, and Top Streaming song. The charismatic star will be performing live at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, and airing live on ABC at 8:00 PM ET.

Garnering rave reviews on his current spring/summer tour, Hozier recently took the main stage at Coachella wowing audiences with his spirited set. “Take Me To Church” has chalked up countless record-breaking honors since its viral debut more than a year-and-a-half ago, passing the 200 million video mark, and named as the #1 global viral track of 2014. A truly worldwide phenomenon, the song continues to rock Spotify’s stream counts, with Hozier notching a single week record for most streams on the popular digital service in March.


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Hot off the heels of performances at Coachella, The War on Drugs make their Greek Theatre debut on Friday, October 16.

The War On Drugs continue on triumphantly and with poise in support of Lost In The Dream. Today, the band performs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, following performances these past two weekends on Coachella’s main stage. This follows their Austin City Limits taping and a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where they performed “Under The Pressure” for the first time on television, and the more atmospheric, “Disappearing,” for a web-exclusive. Last weekend’s Coachella performance culminates a three-week national tour, but it won’t be long until the ‘Drugs head out again to play Sasquatch, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Field Trip, Forecastle, Lollapalooza, back-to-back shows at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, and more.

WATCH THE WAR ON DRUGS PLAY JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE:
“UNDER THE PRESSURE”
“DISAPPEARING”


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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl for one night only on THURSDAY, October 15th at 7pm, as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “Workin’ n’ Playin’” Tour 2015.

Local Parrotheads won’t want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jimmy’s A1A album, his first Top 40 record, which includes the hit, “A Pirate Looks At Forty”, a perennial concert favorite. Parrotheads: Get ready for the first ever floating Margaritaville Restaurant and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar – that will soon set sail aboard the all new Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Escape. Based in Miami, it will sail the Caribbean Sea. More special events coming in 2015….


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Critically celebrated British singer and songwriter BEN HOWARD will return to the road this fall and has lined up huge dates at iconic venues including the Greek Theatre in LOS ANGELES October 7 with special guest Daughter. Pre-sale tickets for the new summer tour dates go on sale at 10:00am local time on Tuesday, April 7th via benhoward.seetickets.com, with public on sales to follow on Friday, April 10th. Tickets available HERE

BEN recently performed on CBS’ The Late Show With David Letterman. He gave a stirring rendition of “I Forget Where We Were” the title track from his second full-length album I Forget Where We Were, out now. You can watch the performance HERE!

I Forget Where We Were is the critically acclaimed follow up to Ben’s 2011 debut, Every Kingdom, which sold over 1 million units worldwide. It also garnered a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and saw him receive BRIT Awards in the category of “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.”

Regarded as one of the most exciting live acts in recent years, Ben has recently completed back to back sell-out tours in Europe and the US and is currently embarking on a massive UK arena tour.


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Hot off the heels of their latest studio album, “Return To Forever,” the Scorpions celebrate their 50th Anniversary and make a stop at the historic Santa Barbara Bowl on October 6 at 6:30 PM with Queensrÿche.

50 years after a very young Rudolf Schenker founded the band in the profoundly provincial, post-war Hannover, the Scorpions remain a band that is able to attract masses of new fans at any given time. The Scorpions are once again at the peak of their creativity with their latest album. Tracks like the first single “We Built This House” are as contemporary as the sweeping “House Of Cards” (a guaranteed live hit). Also belonging in the category live hit is “Eye Of The Storm”, a track, that transports a notion of the unbelievable dynamic and joy of playing, characterizing the Scorpions’ stage performances.

The Scorpions 50th Anniversary World Tour kicks off in May, which the band is looking forward to. Not least, “because it’s simply unbelievable and inspiring to look into the faces of very young fans, who discover us and our music in a whole new way.” And who, this might be added, experience the magic that characterizes Scorpions concerts since their early days, for the first time.

Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP “Queensrÿche”. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full length album “The Warning” in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of “Rage For Order”, Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80′s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album “Operation:Mindcrime”, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best-selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Empire” in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV “viewer’s choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity”. During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.


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After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Cold On The Shoulder”, “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night”, “Shadows”, “Rainy Day People”, “Did She Mention My Name” and “Summertime Dream to name just a few.

But this year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “Gordon Lightfoot – 50 Years On The Carefree Highway.” The tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen Top 40 hits. In Canada he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits.

Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own music, Lightfoot’s songs have been recorded and performed by some of the greatest of all time including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Eric Clapton, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss and George Hamilton IV.

In June of 2012 Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ’70s. There are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame including: Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Elton John, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Loretta Lynn, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Garth Brooks, and Leonard Cohen.

In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian including the Governor’s General Award and the Companion to the Order of Canada honor of merit. He has also won 17 Juno Awards – Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Gordon is a member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, Canada Post honored him by issuing an official Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. Lightfoot is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time.


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