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Pat Metheny Unity Group launches a tour of Asia at the Sejong Center in Seoul on Sunday. The band then heads to Japan for a three-night run at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo and stops in Osaka, Nagoya, and Kobe, and to China for a headline set at the JZ Music Festival in Shanghai. The Unity Group then begins a four-city tour of Australia, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Canberra, culminating at the Sydney Opera House. From there, it’s up to Singapore for a show at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The band kicks off the next leg of its North American tour in November.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourMonday, September 29, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters gave the culminating concert of the Nonesuch Records at BAM series celebrating the label's 50th anniversary, performing songs from his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, and several Led Zeppelin favorites. "Robert Plant was just brilliant Sunday night in Brooklyn," says NPR's Bob Boilen, who hosted NPR's live video stream of the event. "Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters played a stunning set of music that did what Robert Plant does best: mixing up American blues, British rock, North African rhythms and even some electronica with that voice, still filled with passion after all these years." Watch it again for a limited time here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour VideoOn TourMonday, September 29, 2014|0 comments
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love, currently playing at NYC's Public Theater, opens in previews in London on Tuesday, September 30. The National Theatre is producing the musical, which will be the first production in its Dorfman Theatre. The official Opening Night is October 14. "I’ll be there, on the floor, for most of the rehearsals and previews," says David Byrne. "Probably singing along (to myself—though sometimes I get carried away). I suspect Norm [Cook (Fatboy Slim)] will be there sometimes, as well."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, September 26, 2014|0 comments
Nonesuch Records’ 50th anniversary festivities at BAM in Brooklyn conclude with performances from Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet, Robert Plant, Olivia Chaney, Caetano Veloso ... Björk's Biophilia Live film opens in NYC ... The Black Keys play two nights in Chicago ... Bombino tours Benelux ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in Wisconsin ... Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle are in upstate NY ... Iron and Wine is in Ithaca ... Conor Oberst performs at two Knitting Factories out West ... Rokia Traoré is in LA ... Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer tour Texas ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, September 24, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant, who kicks off a North American tour Thursday and performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night, spoke with CBS This Morning earlier this week. "He is known as the 'Golden God,'" says CBS. "And he's not showing signs of stopping ... On his tenth solo album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, Plant weaves world music with blues, bluegrass, and a lifetime of adventure." You can watch the interview here. You can also hear his interview with WNYC's Soundcheck. "Plant has lived a few lives in his five decades of music-making," says WNYC."And, at least occasionally on his latest record ... his voice conveys the sound of a voyager meditating on his many travels."