Wizards Of Winter announce the return of actor & former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist Guy LeMonnier
Holiday rock opera ensemble the Wizards Of Winter are pleased to announce that as of today, 2016's holiday tour will now feature three former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with the recent return of lead vocalist Guy LeMonnier. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, LeMonnier has performed and toured professionally with TSO and can be heard on their album Beethoven's Last Night, as well as the Wizards Of Winter albums The Wizards of Winter and The Magic of Winter. In addition to his work as an accomplished stage actor, LeMonnier has also appeared on several popular TV shows - including Gotham, Broad City, Quantico, Power and the newest Netflix series Iron Fist - as well as commercials, voice-overs and independent films.
LeMonnier states, "I had the fortune of meeting the Wizards Of Winter in 2013, and I found a group of musicians and friends that quickly became family. The excitement on that stage for their craft and their love for the audience is awe-inspiring and I'm thrilled to be back with the pack to rock the nation this holiday season."
Aiming to top the success of their 2015 tour - which saw them perform their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to thousands of performance attendees and grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music - the Wizards Of Winter are adding even more 2016 holiday tour dates! The ensemble will perform at venues this upcoming November and December in several eastern and central U.S. markets.
The Wizards Of Winter recently announced further expansions to their ensemble cast, including the addition of Ted Nugent bassist / vocalist Greg Smith, former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist Peter Shaw, seasoned vocalist Shawna Mehall and accomplished violinist Jenn Hamilton.
See below for a full listing of dates and please visit each venue or their websites for ticketing information.
The WIZARDS OF WINTER Tour Dates:
11/23 - Syracuse, NY @ Crouse Hinds Theater
11/25 - Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
11/26 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/27 - Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theatre
12/1 - York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Perf. Arts Center
12/2 - Binghamton, NY @ The Forum Performing Arts Theatre
12/3 - Scranton, PA @ The Theater at Lackawanna College
12/4 - Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey Performance Center
12/7 - Parsippany, NJ @ Parsippany High School - Benefit Concert
12/8 - Tarrytown, NY @ Music Hall
12/9 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
12/10 - Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
12/11 - Easton, PA @ State Theater
12/15 - Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre
12/16 - Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theater
12/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Northern Lights Theater (Potawatomi Hotel & Casino)
12/18 - Turtle Lake, WI @ St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event
12/22 - Hagerstown, MD @ Maryland Theater
Check back for more performance confirmations and ticket links via www.wizardsofwinter.com/tour-dates/.
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum band Maroon 5 yesterday released their new single ‘Don’t Wanna Know’ featuring Kendrick Lamar on Polydor Records, available to stream and download now.
Maroon 5 will premiere the amazing music video for ‘Don’t Wanna Know’ this Friday 14th October. The band’s new video is another unique and unforgettable creation, for which they re-teamed with acclaimed director, producer, and screenwriter David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers). Dobkin also helmed the music video for their sensational hit single ‘Sugar’ which is their most viewed video to date, having amassed 1.4 billion YouTube / VEVO views and counting!
‘Don’t Wanna Know’ marks Maroon 5’s first official collaboration with seven time GRAMMY® Award- winning artist Kendrick Lamar and showcases another evolution for both artists.
Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, ‘Songs About Jane’ in 2004. Since then they have solidified their position as one of pop music’s most enduring artists, having sold more than 17 million albums worldwide and going gold and platinum in over 35 countries. They released their fifth studio album ‘V’ in 2014, which included the hit singles ‘Animals’, ‘Maps’, and ‘Sugar’. The band is currently on a North American headline tour.
Global megastar and eight time Grammy Award winner Usher has released his highly-anticipated new album HARD II LOVE now available everywhere.
Prior to album release, Usher unveiled 5 new songs including singles "Rivals Feat. Future," "No Limit feat. Young Thug" and "Crash," and album tracks "Missin U" and "Champions (from the Motion Picture Hands Of Stone)," a film featuring Usher in the role of Sugar Ray Leonard which opened in theatres August 26th.
Leading up to album release, Usher was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7th and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Usher will be performing tonight at an iHeartRadio album release event on AT&T Live at a secret location in New York City. The event will broadcast across iHeartRadio's Rhythm, Urban and CHR stations, stream on iHeartRadio.com/WatchATT, and televise on the AUDIENCE Network on DIRECTV and U-verse.
Be sure to tune in next week to watch Usher perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on September 20th.
Album art and single cover art was created by Daniel Arsham. Find complete album track listing below.
Watch the video for "Rivals" Feat. Future: http://smarturl.it/VRivals
Watch the video for "No Limit" Feat Young Thug: http://smarturl.it/vNoLimitVideo
Watch the video for "Crash": http://smarturl.it/CrashVideo
BUY/STREAM HARD II LOVE
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/iHardIILove
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gHardIILove
One of America's most successful pop music rejuvenators of the 21st century has dropped her new single, said artist is Lady Gaga.
Produced by Mark Ronson (whose collaboration with Bruno Mars on 'Uptown Funk' remains one of the most popular songs over the last decade), Kevin Parker, Bloodpop and Lady Gaga herself
Download / Stream the single via these outlets:-
Frank Iero and the Patience are set to release their second album 'Parachutes' on 28th October via Hassle Records. The record was produced by the legendary team that is Ross Robinson & Steve Evetts in California earlier this year. "It's a team that had been on my mind for a while. I heard stories about Ross that scared me to death... but honestly nothing could have prepared me for the reality of what it is like to work with him" says singer Frank Iero. "It was the most heartbreaking yet uplifting, depleting yet inspiring experience I have ever had. I found out things about myself and the songs I was writing that changed me forever. I am so proud of this record, it really took everything I had, and I know I could not have made it with anyone else."
As with any new album, the band has a chance to grow and evolve into something else, to challenge all perceptions and become a new version of what it once was, and as such comes a name change- Frank Iero and the Patience. "When I first started this journey I brought a band along that filled in the gaps of what I lacked. I was uncomfortable in my position so I brought a celebration or a celebration to distract from my awkwardness. Now in my life I need to learn how to slow down and love where I am. I need the patience to appreciate the now." says Frank Iero.
The album 'Parachutes' is 12 songs of controlled chaos which shows Frank Iero and the Patience at their absolute best.
Listen to lead single "I'm A Mess' by clicking the track name
A message from Frank Iero
"Parachutes are life saving devices. We rely on them to bring us back from the brink of death. Whether we fall or jump they are the only things keeping us alive. Such as with life, we are all just falling or plunging to an eventual end, but the love of my family and my ability to create art and music has always been my parachute.
The act of living can be random and strange, beautiful and ugly at the same time and the only thing that is undeniably certain is eventually we are all gonna hit the ground. Some of us plummet at an incredible rate and it’s over in a flash, but some of us get saved and are able to enjoy the view for a little while…. This album is one of my parachutes. xo frnk."
Frank Iero and Evan Nestor will play a very special acoustic show at All Saints Church in Kingston, later this week on Saturday 10th September which will be followed by a fan Q&A hosted by Matt Stocks.
UK & EU special shows:
Sept 9th - Paris - Bear and Racoons, w/ Sonic Vinyl (Acoustic session / Signing / M&G)
Sept 10th - London - All Saints Church, w/ Banquet Records (Acoustic session/Q&A/Signing/M&G)
Sept 11th - Amsterdam - Concerto (Acoustic session / Q&A / Signing / M&G)
Sept 12th - Berlin - Ramones Museum, w/TBC (Acoustic session / Signing / M&G)
To purchase tickets and pre-order the album click HERE
Watch out for a major announcement next week
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