Candlebox announce new album and tour


Candlebox have announced preliminary dates for a full US tour this summer; full list of confirmed shows are below with more to follow in the coming weeks. Candlebox’s new record, Into The Sun is out July 22nd on Silent Majority Group/ILG. If you need music, please let me know and I’ll make sure to get that out ASAP.

“Stand,” the first single off Into The Sun, is off to a great start at radio. It’s in rotation at over 75 Active/Alternative/Mainstream Rock stations across the country and was the track was the 4th biggest spin gainer this week at Active Rock! The single just hit the charts and is already sitting at #22 at Active Rock and #20 at Mainstream Rock thanks to big support from KISW/Seattle, KOMP/Las Vegas, WRIF/Detroit, WIIL/Chicago, WMMS/Cleveland, WRFF/Philadelphia, WXDX/Pittsburgh, Octane/Sirius, Squizz/XM and Music Choice. “Stand” along with two other new tracks, “Surrendering” and “Into The Sun” are all currently available for purchase on iTunes.

Candlebox’s 2008 lineup features 3 of the founding 4 members…founding members that have led Candlebox to sell over 6 Million albums together. The original Candlebox songwriting team of singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Peter Klett along with original drummer Scott Mercado have been reunited and Into The Sun marks the band’s first new record in ten years.

Confirmed Candlebox Tour Dates:
06/13/08 Omaha, NE Rosenblatt Stadium
06/27/08 Maplewood, MN The Rock
06/28/08 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Plaza – Daquiri Festival
06/29/08 Mt. Clemens, MI Stars and Stripes Festival
06/30/08 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest – WJJO Zippo Rock Stage
07/02/08 North Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge
07/04/08 O’Fallon, MO Ozzie Smith Sports Complex
07/05/08 Clear Lake, IA The Surf Ballroom
07/06/08 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Saloon
07/08/08 Toledo, OH Headliners
07/10/08 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge du Lac
07/11/08 Salem, OH Quaker City Raceway – Ribs & Rock Festival
07/12/08 Ft. Wayne, IN Headwaters Park – Three River Festival
07/15/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
07/16/08 Clarkesville, TN Kickers
07/17/08 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
07/19/08 Modesto, CA Xclamation Festival – Rock N Roll Stage
07/25/08 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
07/26/08 Clarkstown, WA Gateway Golf Center – Rockin on the River
07/27/08 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
07/29/08 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
07/31/08 Abilene, TX Midnite Rodeo 3
08/01/08 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
08/02/08 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
08/04/08 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
08/05/08 Waco, TX Whiskey River (Formerly Grahams Central)
08/06/08 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos (Outdoors)
08/08/08 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavilion @ Concrete Street
08/09/08 San Angelo, TX Grahams
08/11/08 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room)
08/12/08 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
08/13/08 Ft. Walton Beach, FL The Swamp
08/15/08 Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
08/16/08 Ft. Myers, FL Ricochet’s
08/17/08 Sebastian, FL Captain Hirams Resort
08/19/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
08/20/08 Port St. Lucie, FL Mojo Room
08/22/08 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
08/23/08 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live
08/24/07 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
08/27/08 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
08/28/08 Buffalo, NY Thursday at the Square
08/29/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
09/02/08 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
09/03/08 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall
09/05/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
09/06/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
09/07/08 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre
09/09/08 Norfolk, VA The Norva
09/10/08 Charlotte, NC Amo’s Southend

Carrie Underwood extends tour

Carrie Underwood

The excitement and overwhelming demand from fans for tickets to Carrie Underwood’s headline tour, the “Carnival Ride Tour,” is no surprise. As one of the hottest country tours on the road this year, additional dates have been added through December. Shows beginning September 23 will feature special guest Little Big Town.

Nearly 600,000 fans have been a part of the “Carnival Ride Tour” audience to date. Underwood will hit 51 cities in the U.S. and Canada this fall, in addition to her wrapping the current leg with opening act Jason Michael Carroll ending June 24. She will also play a select number of fairs and festivals this summer.

Underwood was recently inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry and named Top Female Vocalist at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards for the second consecutive time. Her current album CARNIVAL RIDE, which contains the #1 co-written smash hits “So Small,” “All-American Girl” and “Last Name,” was certified double-platinum within 2 months of its release. Her debut album, SOME HEARTS, was certified 7x-Platinum, becoming the best-selling solo female country debut in RIAA history and surpasses all other releases as the all-time U.S. top-selling album by any American Idol contestant.

Little Big Town released platinum-selling record, THE ROAD TO HERE, in 2005 which included gold digital certified, “Boondocks.” In 2006, the foursome landed two Grammy nominations including Best Country Album for THE ROAD TO HERE and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for “Boondocks.” Billboard Magazine also named them Independent Artist of the Year and named THE ROAD TO HERE Independent Album of the Year. In 2007, they were awarded Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group. The band’s sophomore CD, critically-acclaimed A PLACE TO LAND, will be re-released on Capitol Nashville October 14th. To learn more, visit

Fall dates for the “Carnival Ride Tour” are below, with select dates going on sale starting Friday, June 20. Please go to for a listing of all tour cities/dates, special fan club pre-sales, and more information.

9/23 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center @ Cleveland State University
9/24 Highland Heights, KY Bank of Kentucky Center
9/25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
9/27 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
9/28 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
9/30 Topeka, KS Landon Arena
10/2 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall @ University of Illinois
10/3 Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Centre
10/4 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
10/ 6 London, Ontario CANADA John Labatt Centre
10/7 Toronto, Ontario CANADA Air Canada Centre
10/10 St. John, NB CANADA Harbour Station
10/11 Moncton, NB CANADA Moncton Coliseum
10/12 Halifax, NS CANADA Halifax MetroCentre
10/14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Centre
10/15 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
10/16 Kingston, RI Ryan Center
10/18 Syracuse, NY OnCenter at War Memorial
10/19 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center
10/21 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/23 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
10/24 Winston-Salem, NC LJVM Coliseum
10/26 Southaven, MS DeSoto Civic Center
10/27 Jonesboro, AR ASU Convocation Center
10/29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/30 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
11/1 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
11/2 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
11/6 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
11/7 Glendale, AZ Arena
11/8 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
11/9 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
11/14 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
11/15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
11/17 Portland, OR Rose Garden
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
11/21 Missoula, MT Adams Center
11/22 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
11/24 Lethbridge, AB CANADA Enmax Centre
11/25 Edmonton, AB CANADA Rexall Place
11/29 Saskatoon, SK CANADA Credit Union Centre
12/1 Regina, SK CANADA Brandt Centre
12/2 Winnipeg, CANADA MTS Centre
12/4 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
12/5 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
12/7 Nashville, TN Sommet Cener
12/8 Chattanooga, TN UTC McKenzie Arena
12/9 Tupelo, MS BankcorpSouth Arena
12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
12/13 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
12/14 Gainesville, FL Stephen Connell Center

The Cure announces album and tour dates

The Cure freak show

The Cure have unveiled their plans to release four A & B side singles, one each month starting May 13th, leading up to the release of their thirteenth studio album, as yet untitled, which will be out on Suretone/Geffen Records September 13th. It will be the band’s first album of new music since 2004’s self titled album The Cure. Physical and digital singles will be available for purchase in store and on all digital partners.

Why the 13th of each month? The forthcoming album is The Cure’s thirteenth studio album… A lucky number indeed!

First single “The Only One” (released May 13th) includes the b-side “NY Trip”; second single “Freakshow” (released June 13th) includes the b-side “All Kinds Of Stuff”; neither b-side will appear on the album. Both tracks were produced by Robert Smith and Keith Uddin. July 13th and August 13th singles will be announced shortly…

The band is currently gearing up for a U.S. tour, kicking off May 9th at the Patriot Center in Washington DC (see below for complete tour itinerary.) 65daysofstatic will open on all dates.

Led as always by lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith, the Cure line-up comprises longtime members bass player Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and, back in the band for a third time, guitarist Porl Thompson.

The Cure first formed in southern England in 1976 as Easy Cure. In 1978 the ‘Easy’ was dropped, and The Cure was signed to the Fiction label. In May 1979 their debut album Three Imaginary Boys was released to great acclaim.

Other landmark Cure albums include Pornography (1982), The Head on the Door (1985), Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987), Disintegration (1989), Wish (1992), Wild Mood Swings (1996), the Grammy-nominated Bloodflowers (2000) and their last full length release, the self-titled set The Cure (2004). 2006 saw the Suretone/Geffen release of Festival 2005, an award winning 5.1 DVD featuring 30 songs, shot by fans, band members and professionals during the summer of 2005’s European festival run.

Below is complete list of U.S. tour dates for The Cure with opening act 65daysofstatic:

May 9th Washington DC Patriot Center
May 10th Philadelphia , PA Wachovia Spectrum
May 12th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
May 14th Montreal, QC Bell Centre
May 15th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 17th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
May 19th Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
May 21st Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 23rd Salt Lake City, UT E Center
May 25th George, WA Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival
May 26th Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
May 28th San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
May 29th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
May 31st Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 1st Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium
June 3rd San Diego, CA Cox Arena
June 4th Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
June 6th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 8th Austin, tX Austin Music Hall
June 9th Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 11th Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 13th FT. Lauderdale, FL Band Atlantic Center
June 15th Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
June 16th Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
June 18th Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State
June 20th New York, NY Madison Square Garden
June 21st New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

3 Doors Down tour dates

3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down will be taking on the hard-hit economy on this year’s summer jaunt, creating flexible, fan-friendly ticket prices that will vary in price, starting at $25 at most venues.

Below are dates for the 3 Doors Down Summer Tour With Staind and Hinder presented by Wrigley’s Extra Fruit Sensations:

Date City , Venue
July 9 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
July 11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Theatre
July 12 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
July 13 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion
July 15 Portland, ME Cumberland Co. Civic Center
July 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 18 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
July 19 Harrington, DC Delaware State Fair
July 20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 22 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
July 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Theme Park
July 26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 27 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
July 30 * Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater

Aug 1* Kearney, NE Firstier Arena
Aug 2* Council Bluffs, IA West Fair Amphitheatre
Aug 6* Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug 8 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
Aug 9 Brandon, Manitoba Turtle Crossing
Aug 21 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Aug 23 Calgary, AB The Pengrowth Saddledome
Aug 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Aug 26 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Aug 27 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
Aug 30 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Field Amphitheatre

Sept 3** Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 4 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum
Sept 6** Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sept 7** Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Sept 10** Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Sept 12** Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sept 14** Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
Sept 16** Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Sept 17** Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept 19** Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center

* Hinder replaced by Finger Eleven
** Staind replaced by Finger Eleven