‘Ozark’ Renewed For Supersized Fourth & Final Season By Netflix – Deadline

The saga of the Byrde family will soon be coming to an end after Netflix renewed Ozark for an expanded fourth and final season.

The drama, which stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner, has been renewed for 14 final episodes with the season split into two seven-episode parts.

The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, particularly after that season three ending.

Bateman plays Marty Byrde, a financial advisor-turned-money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel, who moves to the Lake of the Ozarks to make good for the cartel. Linney stars as his wife Wendy, who becomes wrapped up in a series of schemes, including casino operations in season three. Cast returning includes Garner, who plays Ruth Langmore, the Byrde’s younger consigliere, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Bryde, Charlie Tahan as Ruth’s cousin Wyatt Langmore and Lisa Emery as local heroin distributor Darlene Snell.

Chris Mundy will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer and will reunite with Bateman as the creative force behind both parts of the new season.

Produced by MRC Television, it is exec produced by Bateman, Mundy, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque. Linney will also be a Co-Executive Producer for Season 4.

The show has been a slow-burning hit for Netflix, which revealed during its first-quarter financial results that the third season was set to be viewed by just under 30M in the first four weeks after is March 27 premiere.

The drama, which launched in 2017, has scored 14 Emmy nominations with two wins, to date, for Jason Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and for Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.  The series also garnered two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild nominations for its performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney.

Bateman, Linney, Garner and Mundy recently appeared at Deadline’s Contenders Television livestream event. “We are very proud of what we did, but we would be lying if we said we didn’t have a little virus aid,” Bateman told Deadline. “We had some gratuitous timing with the show coming out when everyone had nothing to look at except their walls and television. Hopefully people liked what they were looking at,” he added, noting that while the captured audience was nice, it was the talented group behind the camera and in front that really made the difference.

The streaming platform did not reveal when it plans to air the final run of Ozark but it will likely not be until 2021 at the earliest, depending on how long the COVID-19 production shutdown lasts.

Of the renewal, Bateman said, “A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”

Mundy added, “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right. It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.

Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content, said, “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close.”

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Rush — Get Into The Spirit Of Radio

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2020 — In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Permanent Waves, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush premiere their new official conceptual music video for “The Spirit of Radio.” The animated video captures the magic, spirit and growth of the FM radio format with a nostalgic nod to the pioneering DJ’s broadcasting music into homes around the world. The video also pays homage to Rush’s friend, soul brother and fellow bandmate Neil Peart whose music and lyrics continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of the fans.

Today RUSH Premiere Their New Official Conceptual Music Video For “The Spirit of Radio.”

The Spirit of Radio” is the first single off their 1980 album Permanent Waves, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and No. 3 in Canada. It is Rush’s seventh studio album and signaled a new direction for the Canadian band as it entered a new decade. “The Spirit of Radio” marked the band’s successful step from the more lengthy and thematic writing style they were known for and it has become one of their most cherished songs among fans. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 51 in the U.S., No 22 in Canada, the Top Twenty on the U.K. Singles chart and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.

UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group recently released a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves-40th Anniversary is available to fans in four distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) two-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) three-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) Deluxe Digital Edition.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the first entertainment radio broadcast from the XWA studio in Montreal as well as the first licensed broadcasting station in the U.S.

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Paul McCartney Flaming Pie Archive Collection Limited Numbered Deluxe Editions To Include Remastered Original Album, Bonus Tracks, Previously Unreleased Material, Exclusive Books, Photos, Artwork, & Much More To Be Released July 31

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2020 — Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

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Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.
Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include YOUNG BOY. Also available as a stand-alone for digital download & streaming, the EP recreates the 1997 “Young Boy” maxi single and features the remastered Flaming Pie single “Young Boy,” a home-recorded version of the song, the original B-side “Looking For You,” and excerpts of “Oobu Joobu Part 1,” also from the original single. The two music videos for the track have been restored and will also be published on the same day.

Two additional EPs will be available with “The World Tonight” arriving on June 26 and “Beautiful Night” on July 17.

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener “The Song We Were Singing” to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.'”) to the pensive “Calico Skies,” and featuring singles “Young Boy,” “The World Tonight” and “Beautiful Night,” Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ’90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ’80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flaming Pie will be available in formats including a numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the  In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

A 4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition — strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies issued in a cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box — will feature everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a marbled art print portfolio of six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, exclusive vinyl versions of the remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, an LP of home recordings in a hand-stamped white label sleeve, and “The Ballad of the Skeletons” – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye – released for the first time on vinyl and cut at 45 RPM with vinyl etching and poster.

Additional Flaming Pie Archive Collection formats will include 2CD (remastered album + 21 tracks of bonus audio), 2LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet), and 3LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet, plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase). The release will also be available on streaming platforms.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

FLAMING PIE – PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION

DELUXE EDITION

  • Numbered cloth wrapped clam shell box
  • CD portfolio containing 5CDs and 2DVDs
  • 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, written by Chris Heath.
  • Facsimiles of John Hammel studio notebook, Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum, and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Home Recordings

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]

CD3 – In The Studio

  1. Great Day [Acoustic]
  2. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  3. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  4. If You Wanna [Demo]
  5. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  6. The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix]
  7. The World Tonight [Rough Mix]
  8. Little Willow [Rough Mix]
  9. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  10. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]

CD4 – Flaming Pies

  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
  2. Looking For You
  3. Broomstick
  4. Love Come Tumbling Down
  5. Same Love
  6. Oobu Joobu Part 1
  7. Oobu Joobu Part 2
  8. Oobu Joobu Part 3
  9. Oobu Joobu Part 4
  10. Oobu Joobu Part 5
  11. Oobu Joobu Part 6

CD5 – Flaming Pie At The Mill

DVD1 – In The World Tonight

DVD2 – Bonus Film

  1. Beautiful Night
  2. Making Of Beautiful Night
  3. Little Willow
  4. The World Tonight [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  5. The World Tonight [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  6. Young Boy [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  7. Young Boy [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  8. Flaming Pie EPK 1
  9. Flaming Pie EPK 2
  10. In The World Tonight EPK
  11. Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting
  12. TFI Friday Performances

Plus downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

  • All the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus:
  • Numbered cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box
  • 4LPs including: exclusive remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs; hand-stamped white label vinyl featuring home recordings; exclusive “The Ballad Of The Skeletons” 12″ single with vinyl etching and poster
  • Exclusive marbled art print portfolio housing six Linda McCartney art prints
  • Watch the unboxing video here:

LP1 – Remastered Album
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing
2.     The World Tonight
3.     If You Wanna
Side 2
4.     Somedays
5.     Young Boy
6.     Calico Skies
7.     Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album
Side 3
8.     Heaven On A Sunday
9.     Used To Be Bad
10.  Souvenir
Side 4
11.  Little Willow
12.  Really Love You
13.  Beautiful Night
14.  Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2.     The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3.     If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4.     Somedays [Home Recording]
5.     Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2
6.     Calico Skies [Home Recording]
7.     Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
8.     Souvenir [Home Recording]
9.     Little Willow [Home Recording]
10.  Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
11.  Great Day [Home Recording]

LP4 – The Ballad Of The Skeletons
Side 1
1.     The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 2
–      Vinyl etching

3LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing
2.     The World Tonight
3.     If You Wanna
Side 2
4.     Somedays
5.     Young Boy
6.     Calico Skies
7.     Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album
Side 3
8.     Heaven On A Sunday
9.     Used To Be Bad
10.  Souvenir
Side 4
11.  Little Willow
12.  Really Love You
13.  Beautiful Night
14.  Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings
Side 1
1.    The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2.    The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3.    If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4.    Somedays [Home Recording]
5.    Young Boy [Home Recording]
Side 2
6.    Calico Skies [Home Recording]
7.    Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
8.    Souvenir [Home Recording]
9.    Little Willow [Home Recording]
10.  Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
11.  Great Day [Home Recording]

2LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing
2.     The World Tonight
3.     If You Wanna
Side 2
4.     Somedays
5.     Young Boy
6.     Calico Skies
7.     Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album
Side 3
8.     Heaven On A Sunday
9.     Used To Be Bad
10.  Souvenir
Side 4
11.  Little Willow
12.  Really Love You
13.  Beautiful Night
14.  Great Day

2CD FORMAT

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Bonus Audio

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]
  12. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  13. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  14. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]
  15. Great Day [Acoustic]
  16. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  17. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  18. Looking For You
  19. Broomstick
  20. Love Come Tumbling Down
  21. Same Love

UMe Announces Global Deal With SOFA Entertainment For ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Catalog; For The First Time Ever, Full Performance Segments Officially Available Worldwide Via Streaming Platforms


SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 12, 2020 — Nearly 50 years after The Ed Sullivan Show wrapped its final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971, it officially joins the streaming universe and lives on forever. UMe today announced an agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show library, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS. This marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide. Launching today on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel, the first segments showcase landmark live musical performances.

‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ joins the streaming universe and lives forever with the UMe announcement today, June 12, 2020, of an agreement with SOFA Entertainment for the global digital rights to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ library. This marks the first time performance and guest segments from the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.
‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ joins the streaming universe and lives forever with the UMe announcement today, June 12, 2020, of an agreement with SOFA Entertainment for the global digital rights to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ library. This marks the first time performance and guest segments from the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.

Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips that have primarily only been available in excerpted versions on EdSullivan.com or as low-resolution digital “bootlegs.” Scores of rarities will also be available digitally for the first time. Icons and up-and-comers appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, which welcomed entertainers and influential figures from just about every category of cultural relevance, including music, comedy, sports, film, dance and opera. Many segments will be upgraded to high-resolution clips as part of UMe’s strategic curation of a national treasure that has achieved international acclaim.

Available now, the first seven segments to stream under this new arrangement celebrate music artists, with a new video premiering every day and thousands more clips from the catalog to stream over the next three years. UMe plans one or more videos daily on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com, both newly updated.

Bruce Resnikoff, UMe President & CEO, said, “UMe is proud to continue its successful relationship with SOFA Entertainment. Together we will transform an incredible treasure trove from The Ed Sullivan Show to the streaming era and to new audiences. Ed Sullivan was a pioneer of his time and is responsible for many pivotal TV performances and significant moments in entertainment history. We will now introduce these high-quality landmark television performances from musicians, comedians and Broadway that catapulted the careers of many icons to a global audience.” 

“SOFA Entertainment is thrilled to continue its decade-long relationship with UMe,” said Andrew Solt, CEO of SOFA Entertainment. “The UMe team has the passion and expertise to honor Ed Sullivan’s legacy and create new ways for people around the world to enjoy it. I’m overjoyed that the SOFA Entertainment stewardship is now in the hands of my son, Josh, who has experience with digital content including five years at Google.”

Josh Solt, who is now President of SOFA Entertainment, said, “We have enormous potential to build The Ed Sullivan Show into a global brand. I am extremely excited that UMe shares SOFA Entertainment’s vision to make The Ed Sullivan Show accessible to existing fans and future generations.”

The Ed Sullivan Show brought the hottest performances from around the world and introduced emerging talent to America’s living room every Sunday night. The show featured some of the earliest or first televised performances of music superstars including Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas and the Papas, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones. Families also gathered together on Sunday nights to see their favorite film stars and sports figures. The Ed Sullivan Show previewed films (African Queen, American In Paris, Best Years Of Our Lives, Bridge On The River Kwai, Roman Holiday) and interviewed icons: Brigitte Bardot, Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Peter Sellers, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, and Steve McQueen.

Ed Sullivan, who was personally involved in his show’s bookings, was known to have said he wanted to “entertain all of the people some of the time” – from providing grandparents with glimpses of vaudeville to offering parents Hollywood stars and sports figures to bringing teenagers their next poster idols, and youngsters the Italian mouse, Topo Gigio. Over the course of two decades, he cast aside racial, political and cultural boundaries to ensure that audiences witnessed the best and the brightest.

In a time of segregation, Ed Sullivan, an influential Civil Rights advocate, invited African-American actors (Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll), athletes (Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson), comedians (Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson) and musicians (Harry Belafonte, James Brown, Motown artists such as Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes), to name just a few, to appear on the show.

For many Motown artists, a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show represented a pivotal career milestone bringing their talents to mainstream America and catapulting them to the top of the charts with breakout success. He was the first to bring country music (Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Dean, Brenda Lee and Buck Owens) to national television viewers.

Ed Sullivan sought out international talent, entertainers, performers and influential personalities from the U.K. (18 Groups/Singers of the British Invasion, Julie Andrews, Cliff Richard), France (Johnny Hallyday, Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot), Italy (Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida), Spain (Andrés Segovia, Salvador Dalí, José Greco), Germany (Obernkirchen Children’s Choir), Japan (The Blue Comets), Ireland (Peter O’Toole, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners) and Israel (Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion).

Mainstream America’s introduction to Broadway, classical, opera and ballet was often through exposure on The Ed Sullivan Show. Broadway productions were frequently encapsulated into extended segments along with the great songwriters, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Lerner and Lowe, who often brought the original casts of their musicals, including My Fair Lady (Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison), Bye Bye Birdie (Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, Paul Lynde), Oliver! (Davy Jones), Camelot (Richard Burton, Julie Andrews) and more. Classical violinist and then 13-year-old prodigy Itzhak Perlman was invited to perform, and Louisiana-born classical pianist Van Cliburn appeared after winning the Tchaikovsky competition in Russia. Spain’s classical guitarist Andrés Segovia, and Japan’s Suzuki Violins, also graced The Ed Sullivan Show stage. Among the most famous and celebrated sopranos from the world of opera, Maria Callas, who rarely made public appearances, performed Tosca, and Beverly Sills performed an aria. Dance included mambo, tango, tap (Sammy Davis, Jr.) and Russia’s Moiseyev Ballet.

The Ed Sullivan Show prided itself on celebrating the superstars as much as the up-and-coming and the offbeat, including acrobatic teams, dance teams, drill teams, college sport teams, rifle teams, marching bands, novelty acts, plate spinners and jugglers. Occasionally, Ed Sullivan also gave political figures a platform to speak to America, including presidents, senators and governors.

Launching on YOUTUBE, the first segments below showcase landmark live musical performances.

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Live On The Ed Sullivan Show:

STREAM LAUNCH     ARTISTPERFORMANCE     AIR DATE
6/12Marvin GayeTake This Heart Of MineJune 19, 1966
6/12The SupremesYou Can’t Hurry LoveSeptember 25, 1966
6/12The Beach BoysGood VibrationsOctober 13, 1968
6/12The TemptationsI Can’t Get Next To YouSeptember 28, 1969
6/12Neil DiamondSweet CarolineNovember 30, 1969
6/12The Jackson 5Stand!December 14, 1969
6/12Gladys Knight &
The Pips
I Heard It Through
The Grapevine
March 29, 1970
6/13Smokey Robinson
and the Miracles
YesterdayMarch 31, 1968
6/14Four TopsReach Out I’ll Be ThereOctober 16, 1966
6/14The Jackson 5I Want You BackDecember 14, 1969
6/15Diana Ross & The
Supremes
Love ChildJanuary 5, 1969
6/16The TemptationsMedley: Girl (Why
You Wanna Make
Me Blue) / All I
Need / My Girl / (I
Know) I’m Losing You
May 28, 1967

About The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more. The library of 1,000 hours includes over 10,000 performances.

About SOFA Entertainment
In 1990, Andrew Solt formed SOFA Entertainment Inc. and acquired The Ed Sullivan Show from the Sullivan family. The Ed Sullivan Show is the most respected and revered variety show in television history. SOFA Entertainment is the copyright holder of the original Ed Sullivan programs and over 150 hours of newly created programming.

About UMe
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in tandem with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, opportunities in new technologies and an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives to engage all types of consumers across multiple entry points and platforms.

Bob Marley: Legacy Documentary Series Continues With Episode Four: Rhythm Of The Game

TUFF GONG FC PARTNERS WITH FIFA FOR LIMITED EDITION SOCCER KIT

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS ‘LIVE AT THE RAINBOW’ LIVESTREAM INCLUDING RARELY SEEN FOOTAGE ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 4TH

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2020 / — Today, episode four of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series was released; this time exploring Bob’s well known love of soccer and his longstanding connection between the game and his music. Delving deep into the archives, never before told anecdotes are revealed on Bob’s life and his impact on the world. Rhythm of the Game is available on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel.

Today, episode four of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series was released; this time exploring Bob’s well-known love of soccer and his longstanding connection between the game and his music. Rhythm of the Game is available on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. In other news, Tuff Gong FC has also announced a special collaboration with FIFA for a limited-edition soccer kit available exclusively on May 29 at 1pm ET in FIFA 20's Ultimate Team game mode via a limited-time-only Season Objective.

Tuff Gong FC has also announced a unique collaboration with FIFA for a restrained-model soccer kit to be had absolutely on May 29 at 1 p.M. ET in FIFA 20’s Ultimate Team hobby mode via a constrained-time-simplest Season Objective. Celebrate Bob Marley’s legacy and love of the sport with the 75th Anniversary Kit, available in FIFA Ultimate Team for a restricted time on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. Additionally, a Bob Marley 75 Soccer Jersey inspired by way of the newly-added Bob Marley participant kit in the 2020 EA video recreation will become available on June 1 HERE.

On June 4th, Bob Marley & The Wailers “Live At The Rainbow” is probably live-streamed on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel HERE. The concert may be shown inside the exact strolling order formally for the primary time since initially performed, is probably streamed in its entirety at the Bob Marley YouTube channel June 4th at 12pm PT/ 3pm ET / 8pm BST precisely forty 3 years to the day it took place. The live-stream consists of rarely-seen photos, along with a magical live overall performance of “Burnin’ and Lootin” further to newly unearthed images taken backstage.

In first rate news, the first rate video for “Is This Love” from Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1978 album, Kaya has been remastered in HD. The video become firstly filmed at the Keskidee Youth Centre in London and capabilities a completely specific look with the beneficial useful resource of a then 9-year-antique Naomi Campbell.

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In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

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ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com and facebook.com/bobmarley.

Photo Credit: Photo: Peter Murphy © Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd.
Photo Caption: Football scrimmage in the front yard of Bob’s home and Wailers/Tuff Gong HQ at 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica. Just after the Kaya tour, August/September, 1978.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman 2, Reimagined


LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2020 / —

‘Tillerman Returns to Earth 50 Years Later’

50 years on from the release of 'Tea for the Tillerman,' the 1970 multi-platinum selling, era-defining album that made a superstar, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is set to release 'Tea for the Tillerman²' on September 18th via UMe.
50 years on from the release of ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ the 1970 multi-platinum selling, era-defining album that made a superstar, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is set to release ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ on September 18th via UMe.

“Like it was destiny waiting to happen, T4TT² feels like the timing of its message has arrived again.” Yusuf / Cat Stevens

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Listen to “Where Do The Children Play?”

50 YEARS on from the release of Tea for the Tillerman, the 1970 multi-platinum selling, era-defining album that made a superstar, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is set to release Tea for the Tillerman²onSeptember 18th via UMe.

Tea for the Tillerman² sees Yusuf recast the same eleven songs for a new age with dramatic results. Half a century and an entire universe of experiences after they were originally laid down on tape, T4TT² is a beautiful reunion between the artist and the songs that helped define the melodious ’70s. The impact of Tillerman has subtly intertwined with the fabric of popular culture while its songs have magnified and developed a life of their own through their ever-expanding use in film, TV, and numerous reinterpretations by other artists.

The album cover of T4TT² illustrates the same picturesque ‘Tea-Time’ scene that adorned the original album, fifty years later. The Tillerman has returned from an expedition to outer space only to discover a world that has become decidedly darker. The two toddlers, Grady and Timmy, are still playing next to him – this time streaming the latest music and gaming on their mobile phones.

The concept for Tea for the Tillerman² grew out of a conversation, fittingly, between Yusuf and his son about how to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary. This gave birth to the idea of reimagining and rerecording the songs, and the results speak for themselves. Paul Samwell-Smith was contacted and a week was booked at La Fabrique Studios, in the South of France in the Summer of 2019, close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence where Van Gogh painted some of his most famous works. The studio itself carries a rich and varied history, having once been a factory for dyeing the prestigious red jackets of Napoleon’s famous Hussars and also being home to one of the largest collections of classic French cinema and vinyl records. Providentially, the whole experience was filmed.

Most of the 11 songs were written by a young 22-year-old Cat Stevens in and around his native Soho habitat at the tail end of the swinging ’60s, but here are sung and played after a lifetime of introspection, development and a fresh perspective. Already viewed as some of the greatest songs of their, or any other, era, they stand on their own merits all over again, whilst reflecting a new shimmering light on the original recordings, amplifying their ongoing relevance and place in the lexicon of great songwriting.

Though my songwriting adventures were never limited to Tillerman, the songs on that album certainly defined me and pointed the way for my mysterious lifes journey. Since those originative sessions in Morgan Studios, Willesden, in 1970, Tillerman has grown and developed its own gravitas and influence on music history and as the soundtrack to so many peoples lives. Like it was destiny waiting to happen, T4TT² feels like the timing of its message has arrived again.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Tea for the Tillerman²sees Yusuf reunite with all the key actors from the original album – producer Paul Samwell-Smith and Alun Davies on guitar. They are joined by Bruce Lynch on bass, a member of Yusuf’s band from the mid-70s. Guitarist Eric Appapoulay and multi-instrumentalist Kwame Yeboah on percussion and keys represent Yusuf’s current live band and they are supported by Jim Cregan on guitar and Peter Vettese on keys. The session was engineered by David Hefti who has contributed to Yusuf’s sound live and in the studio for close to ten years.

Fifty years on from their inception, the songs on T4TT² sonically resonate again, as loud today as ever. The album speaks anew of concern for the natural world and examines some of our most profound relationships, generation to generation, underpinned by a longing for spiritual union in an unpredictable and increasingly broken materialistic world. Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ life and career have seen him walk a boundless path and yet the central humanity of his message has remained consistent, radiating a warm and comforting musical accompaniment to the search for peace and understanding between peoples, and in harmony with nature. These permanent values vibrate not only through Yusuf’s music but can also be seen in his altruistic endeavors, such as his ongoing Peace Train project https://www.peacetrain.org/

At this most volatile and uncertain time, such values are entirely deserving of representation and with Tea for the Tillerman² a whole new generation will discover this album all over again. As T.S. Eliot once wrote:

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

LP

    (Side A)

  • Where Do The Children Play?
  • Hard Headed Woman
  • Wild World
  • Sad Lisa
  • Miles From Nowhere

    (Side B)

  • But I Might Die Tonight
  • Longer Boats
  • Into White
  • On The Road To Find Out
  • Father And Son
  • Tea For The Tillerman

Barbara Mandrell Releases Dave Audé Remix Of Hit Song “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”


May 28, 2020, 10:00 ET


NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28, 2020 / — Barbara Mandrell released Dave Audé’s remix of her hit song “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed” today. Listen HERE. Written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, the dance-infused remix premiered on Rolling Stone yesterday. The original song was released August 1, 1978 and was the first single from her album, Moods. “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed” would later reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles Chart, the first of her six No. 1 singles.

Barbara Mandrell released Dave Audé’s remix of her hit song “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed” today. Written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, the original song was released August 1, 1978 and was the first single from her album, Moods. Mandrell has also announced she will be releasing a greatest hits album on vinyl titled, After All These Years: A Collection, exclusively with Cracker Barrel and will be available July 10 at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide and online.
Barbara Mandrell released Dave Audé’s remix of her hit song “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed” today. Written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, the original song was released August 1, 1978 and was the first single from her album, Moods. Mandrell has also announced she will be releasing a greatest hits album on vinyl titled, After All These Years: A Collection, exclusively with Cracker Barrel and will be available July 10 at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide and online.

Producer Dave Audé, who earned a GRAMMY for remixing the Bruno Mar’s smash Uptown Funk in addition to working with everyone from Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna, U2, Sting, and more,  expresses his admiration for Mandrell and her music as he says, “I grew up as a kid on the West Coast watching the Barbara Mandrell Show and immediately became a fan. I am always humbled by the huge talent I’ve been able to work with throughout my career and Barbara is right there at the top. It’s been an honor to remix and re-imagine Barbara’s first Number One hit “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed” into something fresh and exciting.”

Additionally, Mandrell has announced she will be releasing a greatest hits album on vinyl titled, After All These Years: A Collection, exclusively with Cracker Barrel. The vinyl will be available July 10 at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide and online, marking Mandrell’s first release on vinyl in decades. The project is very special to Mandrell, as she handpicked the songs that would be released in the collection.

“When I listen to the songs that were selected from different albums I recorded, I think about those of you that I recorded them for and those of you that are hearing them for the first time,” shares Mandrell. “The greatest desire of my heart was to be an entertainer. My Heavenly Father — and you — gave me my 38-year career in show business. I’m deeply grateful and I hope that these selections from some of my albums entertain you.”

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TRACK LIST FOR VINYL
SIDE A
1. SLEEPING SINGLE IN A DOUBLE BED (K. Fleming, D. Morgan; Strings arranged by A. Jordan)
2. STANDING ROOM ONLY (C. Silver, S. Manchester; String Arrangement by A. Jordan)
3. IN TIMES LIKE THESE (K. Fleming, D. Morgan)
4. MARRIED, BUT NOT TO EACH OTHER (D. LaSalle, F. Miller)
5. WISH YOU WERE HERE (K. Fleming, D. Morgan)
6. CRACKERS (K. Fleming, D. Morgan)
7. IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG (I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT) (H. Banks, R. Jackson, C. Hampton)

SIDE B
1. I WAS COUNTRY WHEN COUNTRY WASN’T COOL (K. Fleming, D. Morgan)
2. WOMAN TO WOMAN (J. Banks, E. Marion, H. Thigpen)
3. TILL YOU’RE GONE (W. Aldridge, T. Brasfield)
4. ONE OF A KIND PAIR OF FOOLS (R.C. Bannon, J. Bettis)
5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HEARTACHE (M. David, A. Jordan)
6. FAST LANES AND COUNTRY ROADS (R. Murrah, S. Dean)
7. YEARS (K. Fleming, D. Morgan)

ABOUT BARBARA MANDRELL:
Born to a musical family in Houston, Texas, Mandrell began playing the accordion and reading sheet music before she could read words. By age eleven, she was a prodigy on the steel guitar, which prompted her father to take her to a music trade show in Chicago. Her performance caught the attention of legendary country guitarists, Chet Atkins and “Uncle” Joe Maphis. It was her first foray into the music industry, and the beginning of a storied, successful, 38-year career. After her landmark performance at a trade show, Maphis invited Mandrell to join his show at the Showboat Hotel in Las Vegas. It became one of the single greatest influences on her musicianship, and by the time she was a teenager, Mandrell was touring with The Johnny Cash Show, which included high-profile guests such as Patsy Cline, George Jones and June Carter. Mandrell’s career took off in Nashville, and she scored her first hit with a remake of Otis Redding’s classic “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” That single put her on the charts and set the stage for a succession of No.1 hits that skyrocketed her to the forefront of country music stardom with songs such as “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed,” “(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” and “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.” In 1980, the Country Music Association named Mandrell Entertainer of the Year. At the time, she was only the third woman to have ever won the title. She earned that accolade again in 1981, an unprecedented honor only recently replicated by Taylor Swift. An array of accolades from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards followed, making her one of the most awarded country acts in history. She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

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ABBA: The Studio Albums,’ Due For Release On July 3


SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 13, 2020 — Nearly 40 years since the release of their last album, ABBA are celebrating their entire studio discography with an 8LP box set that features each of their ground-breaking records for the first time on colored vinyl, and with replica LP artwork. Due for release on July 3, ABBA: The Studio Albums is an essential release for fans of one of the greatest pop groups of all time. Preorder here: http://abba.lnk.to/The-Studio-Albums-Box-SetPR.

Nearly 40 years since the release of their last album, ABBA are celebrating their entire studio discography with an 8LP box set that features each of their ground-breaking records for the first time on colored vinyl, and with replica LP artwork. Due for release on July 3, ABBA: The Studio Albums is an essential release for fans of one of the greatest pop groups of all time.
Nearly 40 years since the release of their last album, ABBA are celebrating their entire studio discography with an 8LP box set that features each of their ground-breaking records for the first time on colored vinyl, and with replica LP artwork. Due for release on July 3, ABBA: The Studio Albums is an essential release for fans of one of the greatest pop groups of all time.

Across eight studio albums released over eight years, ABBA established themselves as a truly boundary-pushing force in music. Dominating the charts throughout the 70s, and continuing their winning streak into the early 80s, the Swedish four-piece redefined what pop music was capable of, with each new album charting an astounding artistic progression. Four decades after their last release, 1981’s The Visitors, their music remains a fabric of our culture, with stage shows, cinematic blockbusters and even themed restaurants bringing ABBA to new generations of fans.

Taken together, these eight albums represent one of the most stunningly creative runs in pop music history, setting the bar for all those who followed in ABBA’s wake.

Included in ABBA: The Studio Albums are:

Ring Ring (1973; red vinyl)
ABBA’s debut album, Ring Ring, hit No.2 in the group’s homeland and even entered the Top 10 in Australia and Norway. With the title track topping the charts at home, it helped set the template for the incredible run of hits that would soon follow. ABBA would hone their diverse sound over the years to come, but Ring Ring is where they proved they could blend contrasting influences with a production style that remained uniquely theirs.

Waterloo (1974; orange vinyl)
With their breakthrough appearance at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, ABBA became global stars. ‘Waterloo,’ the song, topped charts around the world, setting the stage for its parent album to become the group’s first out-and-out classic. Its second single, “Honey, Honey,” remains a true fan favourite, thanks to its latter-day use in the Mamma Mia! musical, while tracks like “Watch Out” suggested that ABBA had the era’s glam rock titans in their sights. Thanks to Waterloo, the 70s had finally found its era-defining stars.

ABBA (1975; silver vinyl)
If each ABBA album up to this point had been defined by one truly great single, the group had plenty in store for their self-titled third record. “SOS” and “Mamma Mia” remain the album’s timeless classics – career highs that only ABBA themselves could top – while “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” was infectious enough to top the charts in Australia and New Zealand. With nods towards classical music (“Intermezzo No.1 (Instrumental)”) and reggae (“Tropical Loveland”), ABBA found the four-piece continuing to stretch themselves artistically, while turning out hits with almost effortless panache.

Arrival (1976; white vinyl)
With its knowing title and witty album cover, ABBA knew they were destined to succeed with Arrival. The unstoppable success of “Dancing Queen” topped the charts around the world – becoming the group’s first US No.1 in the process – while “Money, Money, Money” and “Knowing Me, Knowing You” added to the pile of timeless classics the group were now turning out with ease. Working at the top of their game, Arrival marked the point where ABBA perfected both the three-minute pop single and the sophisticated pop album. Not only one of the greatest records of the 70s, it remains one of the finest albums of all time.

ABBA – The Album (1977; green vinyl)
Having set the bar higher than ever, ABBA The Album needed to improve upon what had gone before – if that were even possible. Signposting Benny and Björn’s future focus on stage musicals, the album mixed ambitious theatricality with a pop sensibility, not least on “Thank You For The Music,” a song that was part of the ambitious mini-musical, The Girl With The Golden Hair, that ABBA treated audiences to during their 1977 live shows. Elsewhere, they built upon their Europop past with songs that took in the era’s soft rock influences, starting a new creative chapter that would find the band experimenting even further in the studio.

Voulez-Vous (1979; blue vinyl)
The first album recorded at Polar Studios, in Stockholm, Voulez-Vous ended the 70s as a reminder of why ABBA were the decade’s most important pop group. With no fewer than five hit singles (“Chiquitita,” “Does Your Mother Know,” “Angeleyes,” “Voulez-Vous” and “I Have A Dream”), it remains one of the band’s most successful albums – and the one that finally saw the group tour the US. With a 43-week stay on the UK album charts (with four weeks at No.1), Voulez-Vous was an invitation that could not be refused.

Super Trouper (1980; gold vinyl)
Starting the 80s as they’d ended the 70s, Super Trouper gave ABBA another global No.1 album and a run of hits that continued their stratospheric success on the singles charts. “The Winner Takes It All” was a heart-rending ballad that would gain deeper meaning in the years to follow, while the album’s title track marked the peak of ABBA’s latter-day Europop sound. If Super Trouper was the sound of ABBA retooling themselves for the new decade, it proved they still had what it took to dominate the spotlight.

The Visitors (1981; yellow vinyl)
ABBA’s final album to date, The Visitors was also their seventh consecutive chart-topper; picking up from the introspection of its predecessor, it found the group maturing along with their fanbase. But even as personal turmoil surrounded them, Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Frida were in perfect creative harmony on songs like “One Of Us” and “When All Is Said And Done.” Proof that their unique chemistry could never be repeated, The Visitors left fans the world over wishing that their stay had been a little longer.

ABBA: The Studio Albums will be released on July 3.

Robin Hood And iHeartMedia Present “Rise Up New York!” Relief Benefit Hosted By Tina Fey To Support New Yorkers Impacted By COVID-19

New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia will join together with New York television and radio stations to air a citywide “virtual telethon” on Monday, May 11 at 7 PM ET to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers whose lives have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. The show will bring together New York City’s biggest musicians, actors, chefs and more with one common goal: To raise funds for Robin Hood’s relief and recovery efforts, deployed directly to the organizations on the frontlines that serve the city’s most vulnerable during the current crisis and its aftermath. 100 percent of donations will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, health and mental health, legal services, education and more – helping fellow New Yorkers rebuild their lives as the city moves towards recovery and beyond.

The one-hour benefit special will be hosted by Tina Fey and simultaneously broadcast on all New York City TV stations, iHeartMedia and Entercom broadcast radio stations, News 12, Spectrum News NY1, SiriusXM and nationally on CNBC (complete list of stations below). Rise Up New York! is executively produced by Alex Coletti Productions and John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia, along with talent producers Casey Patterson and Rick Krim.

Appearances include Governor Andrew Cuomo, Angie Mar, Barbra Streisand, Ben Platt, Bette Midler, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chris Rock, Christopher Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, David Chang, Idina Menzel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Fallon, Julianne Moore, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Sutton Foster, Trevor Noah, New York Giants Super Bowl champions Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Phil Simms, along with real-life accounts of the work being done on the frontlines. Musical performances include Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting among others yet to be announced.

“New York City is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has created a whole new set of challenges for the millions of New Yorkers who already struggled to make ends meet,” said Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore. “This is a moment where we must all come together and rise up together as a community in support of our neighbors and in support of one another.”

“Every New Yorker has been impacted by this pandemic, but if you had breakfast today with your family, you’re already better off than two million of your neighbors who can’t afford to eat at all,” said Sykes. “It’s not an easy time to ask for donations, but as little as $10 provides a meal for six hungry New Yorkers.”

Last month, Robin Hood responded to the pandemic by assembling a “Relief Corps” of bighearted New Yorkers – from Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Couric and Karlie Kloss to the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Giants – to raise funds through their personal networks and corporate donors. Robin Hood has a 32-year proven track record of responding first to deploy checks and provide emergency funds where help is needed most, particularly after 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy.

To learn more about Robin Hood’s response to the pandemic and the organization, or to donate, please go to https://www.robinhood.org/.  

Broadcast information:

Monday, May 11 7-8 PM ET

TV:
CNBC (nationally)
New York Spectrum 1
News 12
All New York local broadcast television stations:
WABC (ABC), WCBS (CBS), WNBC (NBC), WNYW (FOX), WWOR (MyNetworkTV), WPIX (CW), WLNY (Ind.)

Radio:
All iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations: Z100 (WHTZ-FM), LITE-FM (WLTW-FM), Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM), Q104.3 (WAXQ-FM), 103.5 KTU (WKTU-FM), WOR-AM
All Entercom broadcast radio stations: News Radio 880 (WCBS-AM), 101.1 CBS-FM (WCBS-FM), Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 (WFAN-AM/FM), 1010 WINS (WINS), NEW 102.7 (WNEW-FM), NY Country (WNSH-FM), ALT 92.3 (WNYL-FM)
SiriusXM (nationally)

Social media:

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Twitter
Facebook
Tags: @robinhoodnyc #NY4NY

Contact:
Emily Schumann / Sunshine Sachs on behalf of Robin Hood
robinhood@sunshinesachs.com 

ABOUT ROBIN HOOD
Founded in 1988, Robin Hood finds, fuels, and creates the most impactful and scalable solutions lifting families out of poverty in New York City, with models that can work across the country. Robin Hood invests nearly $120 million annually to provide legal services, housing, meals, workforce development training, education programs, and more to families in poverty in New York City. Robin Hood tracks every program with rigorous metrics, and since Robin Hood’s Board of Directors covers all overhead, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to the poverty fight. Learn more at https://www.robinhood.org/ and follow Robin Hood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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LiveXLive Continues Partnership With iHeartMedia To Stream Elvis Duran’s ‘Stay At Home Ball’ With An All-Star Roster Of 50+ Appearances & Performers Including Bebe Rexha, Kesha, Lewis Capaldi, Thomas Rhett Benefiting Project C.U.R.E


LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2020 — LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive” or the “Company”), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced today that it will stream Elvis Duran’s ‘Stay At Home Ball’ featuring 50+ appearances and performances on Friday, April 24th from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT benefiting Project C.U.R.E. After the success of LiveXLive’s ‘Music Lives’ 48-hour nonstop global music digital festival and its co-stream of Global Citizen and World Health Organization’s “One World: Together At Home” special LiveXLive has become a must-stop for partners looking to live stream mini-festivals. The company continues the momentum by partnering with iHeartMedia and Elvis Duran to bring an all-star roster of performers to LiveXLive’s streaming platform for fans across the globe.

“It’s our goal to host and co-stream as many live events as we can to support artists, fans, and charitable organizations helping the frontline workers and those impacted negatively during this time,” said Dermot McCormack, president of LiveXLive. “We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with iHeartMedia and to Elvis Duran for pulling together such a great event.”

Over the course of 3 days, LiveXLive streamed an immersive experience for ‘Music Lives’ in over 179 countries, reaching historic highs for the company with nearly 50 million worldwide views and a groundbreaking 3 billion video views for “#MusicLives” on TikTok. LiveXLive continues to bring artists of all calibers and genres together to perform from their homes to yours.

Artists confirmed to perform at Elvis Duran’s ‘Stay At Home Ball’ include Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Pete Wentz, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Bryce Vine, Kesha, Thomas Rhett, JoJo, Train and more. All performances will be simulcasted on LiveXLive’s site, apps, linear channel and select social media accounts. The event will benefit Project C.U.R.E, a non-profit relief organization supporting local healthcare systems in the U.S., including donations to hospitals, EMS and governments.

LiveXLive, accessible on the web as well as on devices from the car to home, brings music fans the best seat in the house for festivals, concerts and events worldwide, via a curated by people audio selection of millions of recorded songs, original programming segments comprised of live performances, podcasts, artist interviews, lifestyle segments, and show pilots. LiveXLive operates a live events business and offers branded entertainment, content development, advertising, merchandising, and live streaming services. For more information about LiveXLive, please visit www.livexlive.com.

About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (the “Company”) is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. The Company operates LiveXLive, the first ‘live social music network’, delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world’s top music festivals and concerts, including Rock in Rio, EDC Las Vegas, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and many others. LiveXLive also gives audiences access to premium original content, artist exclusives and industry interviews. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter at @livexlive.

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LaLa Anthony Reveals That She And Estranged Husband Carmelo Anthony Are Currently Quarantined Together

As most of us continue to adhere to stay-at-home orders and self-quarantine with our closest family members—celebrities are also doing the same, including LaLa Anthony. LaLa recently revealed in an interview that she and her estranged husband Carmelo Anthony are quarantined together with their son Kiyan.

LaLa told “Access Hollywood Daily” that as soon as the coronavirus began to spread rapidly in New York, she and her family quickly left and retreated to Los Angeles. That family included her estranged husband Carmelo Anthony and the couple’s son, Kiyan. LaLa said that she also brought some additional family members along to her Los Angeles safe haven.

She explained her current quarantine situation this way:

“I’m on the West coast. I have a bunch of my family with me. My son, obviously, is here. I was in New York, and I just felt like it was time to get out of New York. I was like, ‘This is not the place to quarantine at anymore. It’s time to go!’ So I grabbed some of my nieces, family members, Kiyan- and we came out west to do this quarantine together. Melo- he’s here somewhere.”

LaLa continued, adding:

“It has actually been smooth sailing. And to see my son so happy, even in the midst of what’s going on in the world; to me is what’s important and what matters to me. I feel really great about that.”

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Meanwhile, you can check out LaLa on the upcoming third season of the Showtime hit series “The Chi” in a recurring role along with other newcomers Luke James and Lil Rel Howery.

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**Press Release**Bob Marley: Legacy Documentary Series Continues With Episode Two – Women Rising ‘KEEP ON MOVING’ EP OUT NOW


LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2020 — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Marley: Legacy mini-documentary series continues with episode two: ‘Women Rising.‘ The moving and empowering short premiered today on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel and features interviews with Rita Marley,also known as Bob Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, whose strength and character is an inspiration for people around the world. Rita was an integral part of the Wailers musical development, as well as a constant presence and influence in Bob Marley’s life, guardian of his legacy, and a member of the Iconic Reggae Group I-Threes. Mrs. Marley is also the founder of the Rita Marley Foundation, which works to eradicate poverty and hunger while empowering communities in Ghana and Jamaica. Her life’s work epitomizes integrity and grace. 

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Marley: Legacy mini-documentary series continues with episode two: ‘Women Rising.’ The moving and empowering short premiered today on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel and features interviews with Rita Marley, also known as Bob Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, whose strength and character is an inspiration for people around the world, as well as Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes and more!
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Marley: Legacy mini-documentary series continues with episode two: ‘Women Rising.’ The moving and empowering short premiered today on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel and features interviews with Rita Marley, also known as Bob Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, whose strength and character is an inspiration for people around the world, as well as Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes and more!

Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 2 – Women Rising’ also features Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes, Mystic Marley, Donisha Prendergast, academic and writer Isis Semaj-Hall, former activist, campaigner and former councilor Seyi Akiwowo and Stella Dadzie writer & historian, Kim Walker, photographer, and more championing women and the messages in Bob Marley’s music. Watch ‘Women Rising’ HERE

Last month’s episode, Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 1 75 Years A Legend,’ a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy and relevance that Bob Marley still holds in this present day is also available now on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.

The documentary follows the EP release of Keep On Moving, which features an extended and radio mix and an exclusive mix from Sly & Robbie. Listen to Keep On Moving EP HERE.

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In other news, due to recent CDC restrictions and guidelines The BeachLife Festival has been postponed until further notice. Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley will be performing together at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on August 19 (Tickets here) and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 20 (Tickets here).

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel here for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

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ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com and facebook.com/bobmarley.

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**Press Release**Free Saturday Concert: SLING TV to Stream Grand Ole Opry featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill

– Stay in & SLING: SLING TV offers Grand Ole Opry Saturday night concert March 28 at 8 p.m. ET for free

– Music legends Vince Gill and Amy Grant to perform with daughters in intimate live performance hosted by Bobby Bones

– Available at sling.com on popular web browsers and on Roku, Android and Amazon devices


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Mar 28, 2020, 11:00 ET


ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 28, 2020 — As part of the “Stay in & SLING” initiative, SLING TV will stream Grand Ole Opry’s 4,917th consecutive Saturday night concert with music legends Vince Gill and Amy Grant. The event is part of the SLING TV free experience, with no paid SLING TV account required. The duo will take the stage with their daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill for an intimate live performance hosted by popular TV and radio personality Bobby Bones, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Free Saturday Concert: SLING TV to Stream Grand Ole Opry featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill
Free Saturday Concert: SLING TV to Stream Grand Ole Opry featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill

“The Grand Ole Opry has blessed us with best in country music every week for nearly a century,” said Warren Schlichting, group president, SLING TV. “We are proud to present this legendary stage to the nation as part of our  free experience. Customer or not, everyone’s welcome to join.”

“I can’t count the number of times I have walked through our house on the way to the coffee pot, hearing Vince or one of the kids working on a song and wishing the whole world was surrounded by music the way I have been,” said Amy Grant. “Music is healing and soul-filling and connects us to each other. I’m honored and thrilled that our family has been asked to take the Opry stage on Saturday night.”

Before the live concert, country music fans can catch an encore tribute to Kenny Rogers performed by Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Marty Stuart, at 7 p.m. ET.

How to Access the SLING TV Free Experience

  • The SLING TV free experience is available through a simple app download on a Roku, Amazon or Android device. Once downloaded, click “Browse as Guest” or “Try SLING Free” to begin watching. The SLING TV free experience is also accessible online by visiting watch.sling.com on a Chrome, Safari or Edge browser. The SLING TV free experience is currently not available on iOS devices.
  • Current SLING TV subscribers can access free content from SLING TV within the user interface on any SLING TV-supported device, without changing their subscription. Former SLING TV subscribers may need to click on “Rent Movies” and navigate to My TV to access the SLING TV free experience.

SLING TV unlocks its Sling Blue as public service
Earlier this week in an effort to motivate Americans to stay home, and stay informed during the COVID-19 crisis, SLING TV unlocked SLING Blue and has made the service free for 14 days to those new to SLING TV.

SLING TV’s Blue service offers more than 45 live channels, free cloud DVR, over 50,000 on-demand titles, and allows simultaneous viewing on three screens. SLING Blue offers a variety of today’s most popular news channels including: CNN, FOX News, HLN, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, Cheddar News, Newsy and Local Now.

“Stay in & SLING” Initiative
Last week, SLING TV launched its “Stay in & SLING” initiative to help keep Americans safe, informed and entertained while practicing social distancing at home during the pandemic. This initiative, in part, provides Americans with cost-free access to news, plus thousands of shows and movies for the whole family, with no paid SLING TV account required.

About SLING TV
SLING TV L.L.C. is an Emmy® Award-winning live streaming TV service that provides more than 700 channels from today’s most popular networks across its general market, Latino and international services. It is available on all major streaming devices, smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and smartphones. SLING TV offers two general market streaming services, SLING Orange and SLING Blue, that collectively feature content from Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, NFL Network, AMC, A&E, AXS, Discovery, Scripps, Turner, Viacom, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, GSN, Hallmark, SHOWTIME, STARZ and EPIX. On select devices, SLING TV offers customers access to free content, à la carte channels and services, plus Pay-Per-View events and movies on-demand. Additionally, SLING TV offers a suite of stand-alone and add-on Spanish-language services and packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. SLING TV is the leading U.S. provider of foreign-language programming, with more than 400 channels in 27 languages. Visit sling.com. SLING TV L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).

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**PRESS RELEASE**LADY GAGA presents THE CHROMATICA BALL


SIX EXCLUSIVE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

PARIS, LONDON, BOSTON, TORONTO, CHICAGO & E. RUTHERFORD

Tickets go on sale March 13 – Paris, London & Toronto

Tickets go on sale March 16 – Boston, Chicago & East Rutherford

Verified Fan Powered by Ticketmaster in effect for all North American shows

$1.00 Of Every Ticket Sold Will be Donated To Born This Way Foundation

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2020 / — Lady Gaga will hit the road this summer with The Chromatica Ball Tour, a special 6-city worldwide limited run of exclusive performances. The highly-anticipated shows will kick off July 24th in Paris at Stade de France followed by stadium engagements in London on July 30th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Boston August 5th at Fenway Park; Toronto August 9th at The Rogers Centre; Chicago August 14th at Wrigley Field; and East Rutherford August 19th at MetLife Stadium. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

General Tickets for Lady Gaga The Chromatica Ball go on sale starting Friday, March 13th in Paris, London, and Toronto and Monday, March 16th in Boston, Chicago and East Rutherford (NY). Fans can also access VIP Packages which may include premium tickets, a backstage tour, VIP parking and exclusive access to a pre-show lounge, special entry and more. For VIP Package information, visit www.vipnation.com and for all tour and ticket information, visit www.livenation.com. Additional market specific pre-sale and on sale information below. 

Front Of The Line by American Express offers Cardmembers advance ticket access to see Lady Gaga on August 9th at Rogers Centre. Advance tickets go on sale Monday, March 9th at 10AM until Wednesday, March 11th at 5PM. Visit ticketmaster.ca/americanexpress to purchase tickets.

Ticket limits & terms apply.

Additionally, fans may register now through Saturday, March 7th at 11:59PM ET at https://concerts.livenation.com/ladygaga to unlock tickets for the Verified Fan presale staring Thursday, March 12th at 10AM through 10PM. General Sales for all fans begin Friday, March 13th at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com.

Every North American ticket includes a CD of Lady Gaga’s upcoming release Chromatica in stores April 10th on Interscope Records. 

For all shows in the U.S. and Canada, $1.00 from each ticket sold shall be donated to Born This Way Foundation.  Founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2012, Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and working with them to build a kinder and braver world. We work with young people to build communities that provide approachable resources, foster genuine connections and drive action.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of “Stupid Love,” the first single off her highly anticipated sixth studio album, which skyrocketed to number 1 and garnered rave reviews. Listen here and watch the video here.

LADY GAGA presents THE CHROMATICA BALL TOUR

July 24  Paris, France Stade de France
July 30  London, UK  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Aug. 05  Boston, MA  Fenway Park
Aug. 09  Toronto, ON  Rogers Centre
Aug. 14  Chicago, IL  Wrigley Field
Aug. 19  East Rutherford, NJ  MetLife Stadium

For complete tour and ticketing information visit:
www.livenation.com and www.ladygaga.com

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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**PRESS RELEASE**Paul McCartney’s Classic Solo Debut ‘McCartney’


LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2020 /– On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney's McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.
On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. Sonically, McCartney‘s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on.

In contrast to the professional difficulties that came with the demise of the world’s most iconic band, Paul was personally enjoying the contentment of family life as a newly married father. In a Q&A released at the time, Paul described the theme and feel of the album as, “Home, family, love.” This is obvious from the opening notes of Lovely Linda throughout the album, with tracks like Every Night and Man We Was Lonely musing on how much Paul’s life had improved—and nowhere more poignantly than on the tour de force Maybe I’m Amazed. Paul’s timeless tribute to Linda would be recognized as one of contemporary music’s great love songs, and remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day, never failing to inspire tears of joy with its refrain of “Maybe I’m a man in the middle of something that he doesn’t really understand. Maybe I’m a man. Maybe you’re the only woman who can ever help me. Baby won’t you help me understand”.

Linda’s presence is also felt in the album’s iconic artwork: the front cover’s bowl of cherries photographed by her on holiday in Antigua, and the back cover’s portrait of Paul with daughter Mary as a baby, photographed on the family’s farm in Scotland where some of the album was also written.

50 years and counting, McCartney offers an incredible insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest ever songwriters. The homespun spirit of the album and Paul’s taste for experimentation capture a unique moment in time: The very first steps of an unparalleled solo career that has seen Paul McCartney release decades worth of critically acclaimed commercial blockbuster albums including RAMBand on the Run, Venus and Mars, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Memory Almost Full, NEW and most recently 2018’s #1-charting Egypt Station.

The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.

McCartney
Tracklisting

Side one:
The Lovely Linda
That Would Be Something Valentine Day
Every Night
Hot as Sun/Glasses Junk
Man We Was Lonely

Side two:
Oo You
Momma Miss America 
Teddy Boy
Singalong Junk 
Maybe I’m 
Amazed Kreen-Akrore

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**PRESS RELEASE**International Superstar Christina Aguilera Announces Final Show Dates For “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience” At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino


LAS VEGAS, March 2, 2020 /– Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera has announced the final six performance dates for her exclusive headlining residency show Christina Aguilera: The Xperience at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. 

Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience is a multi-sensory immersive experience engaging the audience with enigmatic vocals, spectacular visuals and surprising scents. Christina brings her audience through a journey of her music, showcasing some of her global hits including “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful,” “Dirrty” “Lady Marmalade” and “Ain’t No Other Man.”

Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. PST. Fan presale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. PST through Thursday, March 5 at 10 p.m. PST. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 12 p.m. PST through Thursday, March 5 at 10 p.m. PST. In addition, members of Caesars Rewards, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a presale running Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. PST to 10 p.m. PST. A limited number of meet and greets will also be available. 

The final six performances going on sale are:

Nov. 2020: 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21

A limited number of tickets and VIP packages are available for the following previously-announced performances:

March 2020: 4, 6, 7  

General ticket prices begin at $40 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/Xtina or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 9 p.m.

Additionally, Christina Aguilera, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to Christina Aguilera: The Xperience at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to The Shade Tree, Southern Nevada’s only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, servicing many who are victims of domestic violence and/or human trafficking

‪Christina Aguilera‪ is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Aguilera has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and has helped raise over $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies.

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Credit Denise Truscello

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ABOUT LIVE NATION LAS VEGAS
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Jonas Brothers, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Billy Idol at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, ZZ TOP and Adam Lambert at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Pitbull and Scorpions at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, impressive restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, and the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort also features The Scene Pool Deck with the Strip’s first and only stand-alone wave machine, the FlowRider. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater showcases resident headliners Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacular of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®” in the newly-renovated Criss Angel Theater. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room.  Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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**PRESS RELEASE**MARLEY75 Celebrations Continue With Bob Marley: Legacy Documentary Series – Episode One ’75 Years A Legend’ Premieres Today On YouTube


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2020 /– The legendary Bob Marley’s 75th birthday celebrations continue with the announcement of Bob Marley: Legacy; a 12-part mini-documentary series, featuring a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. The first episode, 75 Years A Legend’ debuts today, on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page.

Bob Marley: Legacy; an 12-part mini-documentary series, featuring a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. The first episode, ‘75 Years A Legend’ debuts today, on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page.
Bob Marley: Legacy; an 12-part mini-documentary series, featuring a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. The first episode, ‘75 Years A Legend’ debuts today, on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page.

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BOB MARLEY: LEGACY – ’75 YEARS A LEGEND’

Ziggy + Stephen Marley75 Live Celebrations
05/01-03 – Beach Life Festival – Redondo Beach, CA – TICKETS
05/31- Red Rocks Amphitheater – Denver, CO – TICKETS
08/19 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA – TICKETS
08/20 – Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY – TICKETS

The Iron Lion Zion EP was also revealed today. Featuring a 7″ and 12″ version of the timeless classic and fan favorite, alongside two special dub mixes, a remix and ‘Smile Jamaica’ (From Songs Of Freedom). Iron Lion Zion EP is available worldwide from today. Listen HERE.

Last month, the Marley family, UMe and Island Records begun to roll out their yearlong MARLEY75 commemorative plans in celebration of the legendary cultural icon, with a stunning animated visual for the 40th anniversary of the timeless classic “Redemption Song.” Created by French artists Octave Marsal & Theo De Gueltzl, the breathtaking animation, features 2,747 original drawings, using powerful symbols to amplify the magnitude of the song’s timeless lyrics and importance in today’s world. Watch the powerful visual for ‘Redemption Song’ HERE

Continuing the celebrations into the spring, the inaugural MARLEY75 music festivities kick off in May with the first of many celebrations to come. Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline The BeachLife  Festival. This special, collaborative appearance will feature Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley performing an extensive catalog of Bob Marley tunes in celebration of their father’s 75th birthday at the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary ocean-side event.

Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley have also announced they will be performing at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 31. Doors for the all-ages show open at 5 p.m., with music starting at about 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. and are available HERE. Shows for Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on August 19 and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 20 have also been announced.  Tickets are available now. 

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel HERE for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

#BobMarley75

ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com and facebook.com/bobmarley

Photo: Dennis Morris © Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd.

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Alejandro Fernández Announces United States, Canada and Europe Dates of His ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR

 Multi-Latin GRAMMY award winner, Alejandro Fernández has announced the United States, Canada and Europe concert dates for his ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the United States and Canada tour kicks off May 22 in Fresno, California at the Save Mart Center and will wrap up on September 20 in San Antonio, Texas at the AT&T Center and includes Fernández’s first show in Toronto, Canada, at Meridian Hall. The European tour is produced by Planet Events @ Live Nation and includes his first ever shows in London and Paris. Full tour details below.

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Alejandro Fernández recently announced the release of his long-awaited new album, ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ (MADE IN MEXICO), available HERE for pre-order and on all digital platforms starting February 14. ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ marks his return to the mariachi ranchera format popularized by his father, and living-legend, Vicente Fernández. The album tells stories of love and heartbreak, with “El Potrillo” (as he is lovingly called) demonstrating his once-in-a-generation vocal talent while paying tribute to a genre whose spirit is deeply ingrained in the hearts and souls of Latinos everywhere.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 at 9AM local time at Ticketmaster.com. Every online ticket purchased for the United States and Canada ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ tour includes one physical CD copy of the new album. Tickets for the European dates will be available at www.ticketmaster.es, www.ticketmaster.fr, and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’includes hit single “Caballero,” which quickly became a fan-favorite in Latin America and the United States, leading digital and radio charts in Mexico and the United States. It also includes Fernández’s most recent single, Te Olvidé (I Forgot You), among other great songs, and features collaborations with composers such as Christian Nodal, Luis Carlos Monroy, Jorge Massias and Chico Elizalde, and it was recorded between Barcelona, Los Angeles and New York, and produced by renowned producer Áureo Baqueiro.

‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ Tour Dates:

Friday, May 22, 2020 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Los Angeles, CA “Fabulous” Forum
Saturday, May 30, 2020 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Friday, June 5, 2020 Hidalgo, TX Payne Arena
Saturday, June 6, 2020 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sunday, June 7, 2020 Laredo, TX Sames Auto Arena
Friday, June 12, 2020 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Toronto, ON Meridian Hall
Friday, June 19, 2020 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Friday, June 26, 2020 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Sunday, June 28, 2020 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center
Friday, September 11, 2020 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Saturday, September 19, 2020 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Sunday, September 20, 2020 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Friday, November 27, 2020 Málaga, Spain Martín Carpena
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Tenerife, Spain Recinto Ferial
Monday, November 30, 2020 London, England Eventim Apollo
Thursday, December 3, 2020 Paris, France Olympia
Saturday, December 5, 2020 Bilbao, Spain Miribilla 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 La Coruña, Spain Coliseum
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Madrid, Spain Wizink Center 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Barcelona, Spain Palau St Jordi

Alejandro Fernández (“El Potrillo”) has sold more than 35 million records worldwide and won countless awards and nominations. He has achieved numerous #1 hits on the Mexico, U.S., Spain, and Latin America charts, including his latest single, “Caballero.” Throughout his career, Alejandro has collaborated with many musical powerhouses including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Rod Stewart, Plácido Domingo, Morat, Sebastián Yatra, and more. Throughout his prolific musical career, he has been proud and stayed true to his roots, taking Mexican music to the world stage, and continuing his father’s legacy.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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Derek Hough: No Limit To Take The Stage At Flamingo Las Vegas Beginning June 2


LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and nine-time nominee for Best Choreography, Derek Hough, has danced his way into the Entertainment Capital of the World with the announcement of his new show Derek Hough: No Limit at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning June 2.  

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“Performance is my passion, and I am excited to showcase this in an intimate and personal way,” said Hough. “My all-new production gives me the opportunity to connect with audiences and share what I love to do with them.  More than just being entertained, I hope everyone will leave feeling moved and inspired to get up and dance!”

The dance-centric show will incorporate all-new production elements, designed specifically for the Flamingo Showroom, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa, hip-hop and everything in between.

“As a singer, dancer, instrumentalist and an overall crowd-pleaser, Derek is a true renaissance man, just like many of the greats that have played the historic Flamingo Showroom through the years” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to welcome him into our family of entertainers at Flamingo Las Vegas and look forward to Derek taking the stage to share his exceptional talents with our guests.”

Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. PT. In addition, Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, as well as Ticketmaster customers will have access to a presale running Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. PT. General ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, and go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com/DerekHoughVegas or in-person at any Caesars Entertainment box office.  A limited number of meet and greets and VIP packages will also be available.

The full performance schedule is below with all shows starting at 7 p.m.

  • June: 2–6, 9–13, 16–20
  • July: 7–11, 14–18, 21–25
  • Aug.: 25–29
  • Sept.: 2–6, 8–12, 15–19
  • Oct.: 27–31
  • Nov.: 3–7

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About Derek Hough
Emmy Award winning and New York Times Best-Selling author and World of Dance judge Derek Hough started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance.

In May of 2017, Hough joined Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo at the judges table for the NBC series World of Dance. World of Dance, which launched as the highest rated summer show in over ten years, is an unparalleled dance competition that featured solo artists competing against duos and crews in all genres of dance, including hip hop, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, and more competing for a million-dollar prize.

A multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and nine-time Emmy nominee for Best Choreography and the only six-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, Hough has also appeared in film, television and stage projects as an actor.  He made his feature film debut for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in the feature film Make Your Move and has a recurring role on the ABC series Nashville.  His stage performances include Radio City Music Hall’s Spring Spectacular costarring alongside the Tony Award winning Laura Benanti and the critically acclaimed production of Footloose which he starred as the male lead in London’s West End.  In December of 2016, Hough starred with Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short and Harvey Fierstein in NBC’s Hairspray Live!

Hough can also add best-selling author to his list of credits.  His memoir Taking the Lead; Lessons from a Life in Motion hit stands in August of 2014 and rapidly was named to the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller list during two non-consecutive time periods. 

In 2014 Hough and his sister Julianne teamed for a live stage dance concert MOVE Live on Tour performing in 50 cities around the country, in 2015 they toured again selling out scores of venues on their 47 city outing.  In 2017 they again performed a sold-out tour of 48 cities around the United States with their show Move – Beyond – Live on Tour.  Hough recently wrapped his first solo national tour, Derek Hough Live: The Tour which visited nearly 60 cities around the country.

With celebrity partners on Dancing with the Stars that included Brooke Burke, Jennie Garth, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley, Amy Purdy and Bindi Irwin, Hough was best known for his innovation and daring choreography on the show.  To date, Hough is the winningest professional dancer of any Dancing with the Stars show in its franchise history. 

About Flamingo Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas is a true desert oasis. The center-Strip resort features more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites, including the recently renovated Flamingo Rooms and Suites, as well as new Bunk Bed Rooms and Suites. The historic hotel-casino is home to a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, mature island vegetation and tropical wildlife, three distinctive pools including the adult GO Pool Dayclub, and several outdoor wedding gardens. Flamingo Las Vegas offers a wide variety of dining options with eateries such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Center Cut Steakhouse and Mexican hot spot Carlos ‘n Charlie’s. The resort also hosts an all-star line-up of entertainers including Derek Hough, CeeLo Green, Piff The Magic Dragon and the late-night adult revue X Burlesque. Flamingo Las Vegas is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit flamingolasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Flamingo Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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TESLA Announces New Album, ‘Five Man London Jam,’ For Global CD, Digital & Vinyl Release On March 27 See TESLA on Tour Around the US Throughout 2020


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The legendary American rock band TESLA will release their new live album, Five Man London Jam worldwide on March 27, 2020 on UMe. The album is a live performance of some their most iconic songs from their catalog. Five Man London Jam was recorded and filmed in 4K high-definition as an homage to their critically acclaimed  and highly influential Top 20 platinum album Five Man Acoustical Jam. Five Man London Jam will be available in multiple formats including Blu-ray, 2LP vinyl, CD and digitally. The electrifying lead single “What You Give (Live),” is available for immediate download with album pre-order, click HERE to listen. Produced by TESLA, Five Man London Jam is being released in conjunction with the group’s upcoming North American tour dates that will run throughout 2020, starting in Pensacola, FL on February 14th. For tour dates click HERE and see full routing below.  

TESLA Announces New Album, ‘Five Man London Jam,’ For Global CD, Digital & Vinyl Release On March 27
TESLA Announces New Album, ‘Five Man London Jam,’ For Global CD, Digital & Vinyl Release On March 27

The recording of this live album took place when TESLA visited the famed iconic recording studio Abbey Road Studios for a one-night musical event capturing the band performing songs from their legendary arsenal including “Love Song” and “What You Give” along with their classic covers of “Signs” and “We Can Work It Out.”  Additionally, the band performed live for the first-time-ever their new song “California Summer Song” from their latest album Shock including “Tied To The Tracks” and “Forever Loving You.”

Pre-order Five Man London Jam HERE 
For merchandise and bundle packages, click HERE.

One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring rock bands with a diehard, loyal fanbase, TESLA has enjoyed international chart, radio, and tour success for nearly 35 years, with multi-platinum albums and global album sales topping 15 million.

That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid ’80s eruption of excess, but this band has never been about those things. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.

TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As worn in and comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans, TESLA endures because they are a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.

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TESLA is:
Brian Wheat – Bass / Piano / Backing Vocals
Frank Hannon – Guitars / Backing Vocals
Jeff Keith – Lead Vocals
Troy Luccketta – Drums / Percussion
Dave Rude – Guitar / Backing Vocals

Tour Routing:
Feb. 14                 Pensacola, FL                     Saenger Theatre
Feb. 15                 Atlanta, GA                         Buckhead Theatre
Feb. 17                 Charleston, SC                   Charleston Music Hall
Feb. 19                 Hunstville, AL                     Mars Music Hall
Feb. 21                 Virginia Beach, VA           Sandle Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 22                 Greensboro, NC                               Piedmont Hall
Feb. 25                 Memphis, TN                     The Soundstage at Graceland
Feb. 26                 Houston, TX                       House of Blues
Feb. 28                 Amarillo, TX                        Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
Feb. 29                 Albuquerque, NM           Route 66 Casino Hotel
Apr. 10                  Toppenish, WA                 Legends Casino Hotel
Apr. 11                  Wendover, NV                  Peppermill Concert Hall
Apr. 14                  El Cajon, CA                        The Magnolia
Apr. 15                  Phoenix, AZ                        Celebrity Theatre
Apr. 17                  Las Vegas, NV                    House of Blues
Apr. 18                  Tucson, AZ                          Pima County Fair
Apr. 21                  Wichita, KS                          The Cotillion
Apr. 22                  Peoria, IL                             Peoria Civic Center
Apr. 24                  Harris, MI                            Island Resort Casino                                      
Apr. 25                  Harris, MI                            Island Resort Casino
Apr. 28                  Grand Rapids, MI             20 Monroe Live
Apr. 29                  Indianapolis, IN                 Murat Theatre
May. 01                Niagara Falls, NY               The Rapids Theatre
May. 02                Columbia, MD                   Merriweather Post Pavilion
May. 30                Paso Robles, CA                                Vina Robles Amphitheatre
May. 31                Los Angeles, CA                                Hollywood Bowl
Jun. 03                  Denver, CO                         The Mission Ballroom
Jun. 05                  Thackerville, OK                                Winstar World Casino
Jun. 06                  Topeka, KS                          Stormont Vail Events Center
Jun. 07                  St. Louis, MO                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jun. 09                  Nashville, TN                      Ascend Amphitheatre
Jun. 10                  Huber Heights, OH          Rose Music Center
Jun. 12                  Welch, MN                         Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Jun. 13                  Chicago, IL                           Rosemont Horizon
Jun. 14                  Cuyahoga Falls, OH          Blossom Music Center
Jun. 16                  Boston, MA                        Rockland Trust Bank Pav
Jun. 17                  Wilkes Barre, PA               Mohegan Sun Arena
Jun. 19                  Holmdel, NJ                        PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun. 20                  Gilford, NH                         Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Jun. 23                  Long Island, NY                 Jones Beach
Jun. 25                  Philadelphia, PA               Mann Center for Performing Arts
Jun. 26                  Pittsburgh, PA                   S&T Bank Music Park
Jun. 27                  Clarkston, MI                     DTE Energy Music Theatre
Oct. 27                  Playa Mujeres, MX          The Sands Festival at Dreams Golf Resort & Spa

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens Reissues First Two Albums 1967 DEBUT ‘MATTHEW & SON’ AND ‘NEW MASTERS’ REMASTERED AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS USING ‘DEMIX’ TECHNOLOGY


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — UMe will reissue Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first two albums Matthew & Son and New Masters on March 27, available on vinyl for the first time since 1982. Exquisitely ‘De-mixed’ with enhanced vocals at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, both albums will be available on 180-gram vinyl with fully restored artwork.

UMe will reissue Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first two albums 'Matthew & Son' and 'New Masters' on March 27, available on vinyl for the first time since 1982. Exquisitely ‘De-mixed’ with enhanced vocals at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, both albums will be available on 180-gram vinyl with fully restored artwork.
UMe will reissue Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first two albums ‘Matthew & Son’ and ‘New Masters’ on March 27, available on vinyl for the first time since 1982. Exquisitely ‘De-mixed’ with enhanced vocals at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, both albums will be available on 180-gram vinyl with fully restored artwork.

Featuring newly enhanced vocals, Abbey Road Studios have used their revolutionary ‘Demix’ software on the original master tapes to reinvigorate and breathe new life into both albums. Where vocals have always been buried by the subsequent orchestral backing track, ‘Demixing’ enables the studio to digitally extract and enhance the original vocals to create a superior listening experience for fans. As well as vocals, ‘Demixing’ has also considerably helped amplify the bass, something that was commonly strenuous to achieve with mixes in the late 1960s.

Matthew & Son and New Masters provide a fascinating insight into the beginnings of one of the UK’s greatest singer-songwriters. Having grown up above his parent’s cafe in the West End, Cat Stevens emerged from the early ’60s folk club scene to release his highly successful debut album, Matthew & Son, in 1967; notably around the time he toured alongside Jimi Hendrix in the UK. The album reached number 7 in the UK charts and was supported by the single “I Love My Dog” and “Matthew & Son” – the latter reaching number 2 in the UK charts; quickly elevating him to the status of a teen pop idol. Notably the album also featured John Paul Jones. Simultaneously, Cat’s songs were being recorded by other artists such as The Tremeloes, who also had a 1967 hit with “Here Comes My Baby,” which helped to establish his reputation as a truly gifted songwriter.

To capitalize on Cat’s swift rise to stardom, Deram rushed out a second album, New Masters, in the same year. However, some artistic differences had begun to emerge. Cat was starting to yearn for a simple acoustic sound and more artistic control over his career, whilst producer Mike Hurst wanted to push him as a pop crooner and favored the more lavish orchestral arrangements that characterize the first two albums. New Masters features “The First Cut is the Deepest” which was a hit for P.P. Arnold in 1967 and would go on to become one of the seminal heartbreak songs of all time with notable covers by Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, and Keith Hampshire.

Cat contracted Tuberculosis early in 1968 bringing the first stage of his career defined by Matthew & Son and New Masters to an abrupt halt. During his convalescence he read a book called “The Secret Path” which helped him to embark upon a journey of spiritual self discovery that would go on to define his life and career. He emerged from the illness with the steely determination to resist the forces that were trying to control him, to follow his own artistic instincts, and do music his way.

Matthew & Son and New Masters will be reissued on vinyl on March 27 via UMe. Pre-order HERE.

Matthew & Son Tracklisting:

Side A

  1. Matthew & Son
  2. I Love My Dog
  3. Here Comes My Baby
  4. Bring Another Bottle Baby
  5. Portobello Road
  6. I’ve Found A Love
  7. I See A Road

Side B

  1. Baby Get Your Head Screwed On
  2. Granny
  3. When I Speak To The Flowers
  4. The Tramp
  5. Come On And Dance
  6. Hummingbird
  7. Lady

New Masters Tracklisting:

Side A

  1. Kitty
  2. I’m So Sleepy
  3. Northern Wind
  4. The Laughing Apple
  5. Smash Your Heart
  6. MoonstoneSide B
  7. The First Cut Is The Deepest
  8. I’m Gonna Be King
  9. Ceylon City
  10. Blackness Of The Night
  11. Come On Baby (Shift That Log)
  12. I Love Them All

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Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas Adds Four New Dates At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Following the overwhelming success of the first four of 12 previously announced shows, Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Live Nation, is thrilled to announce additional opportunities to enjoy the all-new concert experience, Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The schedule will now include Thursday, July 9 as well as Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 6. Global music superstar Keith Urban astounds audiences with an all-new show, packed with hit songs, explosive showmanship and signature unpredictability. The shows are a once-in-a-lifetime concert event – an arena-sized production in a theater setting, up close and personal that has already proven to get the packed houses of The Colosseum on their feet. Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas utilizes The Colosseum’s new general admission capability on the main floor, creating a dynamic and reimagined fan experience for the landmark venue. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

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New Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas performances are scheduled for:
   July 9, 2020
   Sept. 4 – 6, 2020

Previously announced performance dates are:
   April 2020: 24, 25
   July 2020: 10, 11
   August 2020: 7, 8
   November 2020: 20, 21

Urban is one of the world’s most electrifying live performers in music today.  His concerts are critically hailed the world over and feature many of his 24 chart-topping songs including Graffiti U’s “Coming Home,” Ripcord‘s “Wasted Time” and “The Fighter,” his mega hits “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Stupid Boy” and seminal No. 1’s including “Somebody Like You,” “Days Go By” and “Long Hot Summer.”  Never knowing what will happen next, crowds have seen Urban performing with fans, with special guests, giving away used show guitars and performing solos perched atop audience seating.

General ticket prices beginning at $69, plus applicable tax and fees, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com/keithurbanvegas or in-person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office. Members of The ‘Ville, Keith Urban’s official fan club, will have access to a presale beginning Monday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. PT.

Citi is the official presale credit card for Urban’s performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. PT through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

In addition, Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a presale beginning Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. PT. All presales end Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. PT.

The current ACM Entertainer of the Year and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban released “We Were,” his first new single of 2019 in May of 2019. “We Were” quickly entered the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, marking his 40th Top 10 song. It comes after the 2018 release of Graffiti U and his acclaimed “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR,” which played to more than 1 million fans in seven countries on three continents. Besides four GRAMMY Awards, Urban has won 13 Country Music Association Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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CAESARS PALACE

World-renowned Las Vegas resort and a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice, Caesars Palace features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Palace Tower featuring 10 new luxury villas, the 182-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers diverse dining options from the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, to celebrity chef-branded restaurants, including the newest additions Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN and from Giada De Laurentiis, Pronto by Giada, as well as Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, one of Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, Restaurant Guy Savoy and MR CHOW. From restauranteur and television star Lisa Vanderpump, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is the resort’s newest hot spot, featuring craft cocktails, small bites and of course, Rosé. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square feet of casino space, including a recently renovated race and sports book boasting the largest screen on the Strip at 138 ft., a five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa, COLOR Salon by celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck, five wedding chapels and gardens, and the 75,000-square-foot OMNIA Nightclub with the top DJs such as Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix and Zedd. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s “Venue of the Decade: 2000 – 2009,” spotlights world-class entertainers including Sting, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Jerry Seinfeld and Mariah Carey. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. Caesars Palace is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit caesarspalace.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

LIVE NATION LAS VEGAS 

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Billy Idol at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; FOREIGNER, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago and ZZ TOP at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Scorpions, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

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