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Grace Slick on Jim Morrison

[Excerpts from her memoir: Somebody to Love]

“What when on outside the studio during that time (the making of Surrealistic Pillow), certainly dipped into the Surreal world. We all stayed at the Tropicana, a cheap motel on Santa Monica Blvd., where we had semi-kitchenette set ups and complimentary smog. 

On one of our first nights in L.A., we were coming back our rooms, when we heard what we thought was a dog howling. On the balcony, crawling on all fours, was a totally nude Jim Morrison, barking at the moon. Oblivious to the contrast between his natural state, and the urban slum look of midtown L.A., he kept up the dog act even after Paul Kantner stepped over him to get to his room.

When I asked Paul what he said to Morrison, Paul answered: “What do you say to a guy whose becoming a dog, nothing”. 

Jim was so willing to take himself completely to the edge of human experience. I found his performances both fascinating and frightening. I tried to imagine what kind of curiosity could take someone to those extremes, without the overwhelming fear of maybe ‘I’ll never get back.’ But back to what? Who’s to say which is the preferable reality?”

“As soon as we were free, we took about a week to buy some new underwear, then zipped over to do the continent (1968 European Tour) Co-headlining with The Doors.

In London, The Doors Airplane concerts took place in an old structure called ‘The Roundhouse’. Images of The Doors performing are still vivid in my mind. No colour, all black except one spotlight on Jim’s face. Both of his hands holding the mic right up on his mouth, eyes closed and silent. You could see him just waiting for ignition to come flying up through his body. The long silence was full of music he could hear but everyone else only felt, then in a sudden step backwards, arms lifting out to the sides, he yelled ‘Fire’. The audience let out a collective scream, relieved by the explosion they’d been anticipating. Most of them had never seen him before, but he had the ability to draw people into his mood without opening his eyes or his mouth. I was always fascinated by the way he seemed to go from one side of his brain to the other, ignoring all the synapses in-between, it was just like his lyric, ‘Break on through to the other side.’

And beautiful, he looked like a rabid Johnny Depp, perfectly formed and possessed by abstraction. I’d been backstage before and after all the shows, talking easily with members of both of the bands, but when I directed a remark to Jim, I usually got back a colourful non-sequitur.

“Jim” I’d say. “You see the broken chair by the speaker system. With a pleasant smile and pupils dilated to the very edges of the iris, he’d respond with something like “Lady in smoke shop, nobody for broken chair… broken chair”. He inhabited two places at once and although I knew there was some pattern of events going on in his head that connected what I just said to what he was thinking, it never made sense. I’m sure that the people who knew him well, must have heard normal dialogue out of him like “What time does the plane arrive”, but I never heard anything intelligible I could respond to, until I was able to see what he was like, alone, away from the frantic energy of the music halls.

We co-headlined in Frankfurt, London, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam, and I cant remember which country we were in when It happened, but I do remember strangely isolated things like the colour of the rug in the hotel hallway, rose pink and maroon, and the nervousness i felt standing in front of the door to Jim’s room.

‘It’s daytime, he’s probably asleep, if he’s asleep, then he won’t answer my knock and I can go back to my room and stop shaking. What if it’s the wrong room? Oh fuck it.”

I did the secret knock, which he wouldn’t have known anyway since it was Airplanes private signal, the opening beat to one of our songs to let the other know it was one of us standing outside the door. I was surprised when Jim didn’t even ask ‘who is it?’ instead, he turned the handle and pulled the door all the way back so I could see him and the whole room.

He smiled. “What’s up?”

I wish I could remember my answer but some specifics about the past are clear while others are really vague. Since I had no idea that anyone would care about this 30 years later, I never kept a diary. In fact, had I known the enormous impact Morrison would have on future generations, I might’ve been tempted to wear a tape recorder. I also wish I could tell you that he came to my room to hustle me, but it didn’t happen that way; I was once again the perpetrator.

Either the hotel had sent them up, on a complimentary food tray, or he’d ordered them from room service, but either way, there were strawberries sitting on a plate on top of the coffee table. I went over to look at them just for something to do while I figured out what to say next, and Jim flopped on the bed and watched me. I brought the strawberries over to the end of the bed, and then for some stupid reason, I put my finger into the middle of one of them. There was an extraordinary cold and hard centre. ‘Frozen strawberries, thank you baby jesus for a topic to guide my conversation with Mr. Non-sequitur’.

“Okay if I put this plate on the radiator?” I asked him. This was Europe 1968, no central heating.

“Sure, but it’s not on” he said. One of the most coherent remarks i’d ever heard from him.

After I set the plate of strawberries on the cold radiator, he crawled over the top of the bed, reached out and picked one up, and squeezed it until it turned to juice in his hand. He laughed and did it again to another one and kept on laughing. Words are hard to respond to, but laughter makes it’s own sense. ‘I can play this’ I thought, and I relaxed.

It wasn’t 9 ½ weeks with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke using food as erotic lubricant, it was more like kindergarten, play mud puddles and silly putty. Smash it, shove it around - not on each other, but we just individually tried to make a bigger mess than the other one could. He outdid me by smearing the strawberries all over the cream coloured bedspread, but then suddenly, the private stories in his head made him stop and go over to the top dresser drawer. He opened and closed it without putting anything in or taking anything out, and came back to where I was kneeling at the end of the bed, still playing in the fruit tray. I didn’t ask him what the dresser move was all about, I was afraid i’d be stepping on that fantasia tape that seemed to be running in his cranium.

This was new, like making love to a floating art form with eyes. I’ve never had anyone study me like that. It wasn’t the standard evaluation of body parts, he seemed to be appraising the distance between us, as if it was an invisible garment that needed to be continually breached with each motion. With our hips joined together, and his body moving up and down, it felt like he was taking a moment each time to circle the area between our bodies with his eyes and consider the space that separated us.

He was a well built boy, his cock was slightly larger than average and he was young enough to maintain the engorged connection right through the residue of chemicals that can threaten an erection. At the same time, he was surprisingly gentle. Somehow i’d expected the sort of frantic horizontal ritual. It’s interesting, the most maniacal guys on stage can be such sublime lovers, but I guess everybody had to stop being a jerk sometime.

Jim mystified me with that otherworldly expression, and at the same time, his hips never lost the insistent rolling motion that was driving the dance. When he did look directly at my face, he seemed to be constantly searching for the expression that might break the lock, as if I might be wearing a disguise. I’m not sure what I mean by that, but I can say it was both intriguing and disconcerting, waiting for him to ask me if I was someone else, an imposter or a product of his imagination.

I have no idea how long I was there, but there was no lying around afterward having a cigarette dreamily looking at each other. I knew I should leave before I got caught, we both had other relationships and it felt like I was an intruder. I dressed as fast as I could without looking like it was a race. Jim didn’t seem to notice, he appeared to be totally unconscious just lying there motionless on the bed, but, naked with eyes closed and without moving a muscle from his completely immobile posture he said, “Why wouldn’t you come back?”. Since I hadn’t said anything about coming or going, I didn’t know what he expected to hear, so I went into proper Finch College mode and said “Only if I’m asked”.

He smiled but he never asked.”

Slick, Grace, and Andrea Cagan. Somebody to Love?: A Rock- and Roll Memoir. New York: Warner, 1999.

Jay-Z and R. Kelly, photographed at their press conference announcing their collaborative album The Best of Both Worlds and a co-headlining tour, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on January 24, 2002. The album had been recorded earlier that month in a matter of days.

There was a celebratory atmosphere at the press conference, with Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex spinning music, and several stars in attendance including P. Diddy, Ronald Isley, Russell Simmons and famed attorney Johnnie Cochran.

The tour plans would be scrapped in February when a video surfaced showing Kelly engaging in sex with, and urinating on, an underage girl. He was later arrested and indicted on 21 counts of child pornography in June of that year. In August 2004 they re-announced a 40-date tour, but it was also plagued with Kelly-related controversy and cancelled after just 23 shows.

Unmasked! Blue Öyster Cult lead singer Eric Bloom, clean shaven and without sunglasses (!), as Johnny for the promo video of The Marshall Plan. The video was also included in the infamous Black & Blue concert film of the band’s co-headlining tour with Black Sabbath.


SAY ANYTHING AND BAYSIDE COVERED EACH OTHER’S SONGS! Listen to Max’s version of “They’re Not Horses, They’re Unicorns” here, then head over to Bayside’s Facebook to listen to Anthony’s version of “Night’s Song”!

They’ll have a split 7" vinyl of these covers available exclusively on their upcoming co-headline tour too!


Tiger Army hits the road with dark Americana group Murder By Death for a two-week co-headlining tour in late June & early July! 

Kicking off in Texas, the tour heads west through Tucson, then up the West Coast into the PNW, concluding with a few dates in Western Canada!  Which band closes will vary by city.

We’ll also play one headlining show on the way home in SLC.  See the ‘SHOWS’ section for all cities & dates.  Tickets go onsale Friday, March 31st at 10am local time!


anonymous asked:

At the start of the hiatus, I would have been all for Niall & Harry co-headlining a tour, like what Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato did last year. Now, I think they're better off doing their own things. But I can't wait to hear what Niall's plans are for touring, and who he will tour with. From the radio promo shows, he seems to enjoy sharing the spotlight with other artists. Who would you like to see join him on tour, whether as a co-headliner or opening act?

A co-headlining Narry tour would be sick, honestly! In terms of opening acts, or even another co-headliner (that isn’t Ed Sheeran, lol) I have to admit that I haven’t really thought about it? Maybe Niall and Shawn Mendes as co-headliners? That’s an interesting question. Opening acts is a whole other thing though, because I can totally see Niall introducing a band/artist that is super unknown.

I’m just like, impatiently waiting, you know? AND I’M SO FUCKING EXCITED!!!

  • all time low: WE'RE GOING TO BE IN A MOVIE
  • fandom: st o p
  • fandom: p lea s e...
  • fandom: *falls the fuck over*
The Fight for Something Tour

Tonight Alive and Set It Off, together with The Ready Set and  SayWeCanFly, will be co-headlining a US Tour in March 2016.

Mar 01 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Mar 02 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Mar 03 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Mar 04 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Mar 05 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Mar 06 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Mar 08 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Mar 09 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Mar 10 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Mar 11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 12 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
Mar 14 Houston, TX @ Walters
Mar 15 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Mar 17 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
Mar 18 San Diego, CA @ Soma
Mar 20 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Mar 21 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Mar 23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Mar 26 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Mar 27 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

Billboard Cover: A Candid Conversation With Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas on Surviving Disney, Their Huge New Tour and Pop Stardom on Their Own Terms

Though it’s only a little after 9 a.m., Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are already bickering. They’re seated on the terrace at the ritzy Wynn ­brunchery Tableau on a hot Las Vegas summer ­morning, and Lovato has asked Jonas to tack fries onto his meal so she can “have one and not feel bad about myself.” When the server arrives, Jonas requests an off-menu egg white omelet – then casually adds, “You know what? These fries look so good, I might just get them.” But Lovato has already changed her mind. “No, no. He’s not going to get the fries. I’m watching what he eats. You’re ­welcome, honey.” She rests a patronizing hand on his shoulder. Jonas shakes his head. “You threw me right under the bus.”

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i expected panic! (after scoring their first No1 album with massive first week sales) to dominate the scene… on the contrary fueled by ramen has completely failed to promote panic! since the release of doab, and here’s why:

  • panic! has only appeared on four tv shows (ellen, corden, kimmel, conan) 
  • panic! failed to attend the vmas (and the apmas)… just walking down the vmas red carpet is a huge deal 
  • panic! missed on ema nominations (despite doab going gold in the uk with over 100k sales)
  • panic! went on a co-headlining tour (many people opted not to buy tickets, esp. weezer fans that hate panic!; also many panic! fans skipped this tour) 
  • a whole year after the release of doab panic! is going on a headlining arena tour with two virtually unknown bands. i doubt if any of the venues will actually sell out….
  • this is how atlantic/fbr celebrated panic!’s huge achievement of scoring four gold records within a year… yep that pic was taken at the backyard of some random venue and the yes that guy is wearing cargo shorts… smh :////

RIP Wayne Static

November 4, 1965 - November 1, 2014

Static-X Founder Wayne Static
Passed Away At Age 48

November 1, 2014 - Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.

Papa Roach and Seether announce co-headlining tour.

01/9/2015 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
01/10/2015 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
01/11/2015 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
01/13/2015 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
01/14/2015 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
01/15/2015 - Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino
01/17/2015 - Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
01/18/2015 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
01/20/2015 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
01/21/2015 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
01/23/2015 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
01/24/2015 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
01/25/2015 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
01/28/2015 - Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium
01/30/2015 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
01/31/2015 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
02/2/2015 - Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
02/3/2015 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
02/5/2015 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
02/6/2015 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
02/7/2015 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Bayside and Say Anything Team Up for Co-Headlining Tour

Bayside and Say Anything Team Up for Co-Headlining Tour

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Bayside and Say Anything have announced dates for a US co-headlining tour to take place this spring. The tour will be kicking off on April 17th in Houston, TX with support to come from Reggie and the Full Effect, and Hot Rod Circuit.

Check out the tour routing below. Tickets are now available.

Tour Dates:
04/17 - Houston, TX - White Oak
04/18 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
04/19 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
04/21 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
04/22 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
04/23 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
04/24 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl @ The Hard Rock Hotel
04/25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco Theater
04/26 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
04/28 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
04/29 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
05/01 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
05/02 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
05/04 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
05/05 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
05/06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
05/07 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
05/09 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
05/10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
05/12 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
05/13 -  Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
05/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/16 - New York, NY - Playstation
05/17 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
05/19 - Richmond, VA - The National
05/20 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
05/21 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
05/23 - Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks
05/24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
05/25 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
05/26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
05/27 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom

Fact: Taylor Swift Was Plenty Famous Before Kanye West Came Along (Plus the Other Big Problem With What He Said)

Kanye West can explain away that “bitch” is a term of hip-hop endearment all he wants. He can say that Taylor Swift thought his line in “Famous” was hilarious.

Did none of Swift’s nearest and dearest then not know ahead of time that Kanye would be dropping a Taylor-bomb during one of his tunes from The Life of Pablo yesterday? Wouldn’t she have shared that little oh-by-the-way nugget with her boyfriend, Calvin Harris?

Instead, Swift’s closest friends; her brother, Austin; and Harris all seemed pretty dismayed (as much as can be gleaned from the art of tweeting and liking on Instagram) by the insta-infamous line in West’s new tune “Famous”: “For all my Southside n–gas who will know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous / God damn / I made that bitch famous.”

As far as what’s wrong with that lyric…where do we begin?!

First of all, the fact that Taylor was onstage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards already accepting the Moon Man for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me” when Kanye made himself more famous by interrupting her…pretty much proves in one fell swoop that she was doing OK before Sept. 13, 2009.

In fact, her career was racing at full speed ahead right to the top at the very least a year before she unwittingly crossed paths with Kanye.

“The CMA award nomination—that’s a big deal to me, because that’s the [Female Vocalist of the Year] category,” she told MTV before the 2008 CMAs. “That’s not a New Artist category. So it’s cool to be considered in that way.” The then 18-year-old artist added, “I think you can always hope as a new artist to go up and have your career go like this [she motioned up] instead of like this [downward motion]. The next couple weeks will be very telling.”

More than she could have ever imagined.

But just for the heck of it, here are more numbers to back up our theory.

Before that fateful encounter that, jestingly or no, Kanye claims “made that bitch famous,” Taylor’s pre-2009-VMAs accomplishments included:

• 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100
• 1 Academy of Country Music Award
• 1 American Music Award
• 1 CMA Award
• 5 CMT Music Awards, including two straight wins for Video of the Year in 2008 and 2009
• 3 Teen Choice Awards
• 1 Grammy Nomination (she lost Best New Artist to Amy Winehouse, singularly stiff competition)

She quickly added to her AMA and CMA tallies that November (including Entertainer of the Year at the CMAs), presumably not just because people felt sorry for her. And if we want to kick this up a notch…

Swift’s career-making Fearless, her second studio album, dropped exactly two weeks before Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak in November 2008 and moved 592,000 copies in its first week to 808s’ 450,145.

Fast-forward to December 2009 when Billboard crowned her Top Female Artist of the Year after Fearless became the best-selling album of the year in the U.S., moving over 5.2 million copies (not all of them post-Sept. 13). In one of those joyous twists of pop culture fate, Top Male Artist of the Year went to Kanye West, partly due to the success of 808s & Heartbreak, which as of 2013 has sold 1.7 million copies, but largely because of his pre-VMAs ubiquity.

After the VMAs, however, he suffered through a number of public apologies, including his particularly painful-to-watch appearance on the premiere of The Jay Leno Show, and then took a break from the high lights; a planned co-headlining tour with Lady Gaga was also canceled in October 2009.

Unless anyone’s foolish to believe that Taylor’s been riding a pity wave for the past six-plus years, it seems pretty obvious that Kanye’s outrageous claim was only so much braggadocio.

Which brings us to the other thing that should be stuck in the collective craw of the Swift squad more than the absurd Kanye-created-Taylor boast.

“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” her rep told E! News in a statement Thursday night. “Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, 'I made that bitch famous.’”

He’s free to say whatever he wants in his songs—it’s a free country. And there are plenty of rappers, rockers and artists of all genres who sing/paint/make jokes about sex and use way fouler language than anything Kanye included on The Life of Pablo.

But for the record, suggesting (for creative purposes, or any purpose) that Taylor may be DTF because she either owes him as much or is just so darn grateful to him for slicing her off a hunk of the fame pie…

So archaic. And while plenty of those aforementioned artists are also fathers, husbands, boyfriends, sons, etc., Kanye is indeed a dad now as well, and he may want to think for two seconds about that out-of-touch, oppressive, misogynistic sentiment he just put out into the world.

One day his daughter might thank him for just shutting up for once.

year one (2.0)

Wrote and recorded an album with butch walker. Hung out with foxes, big Sean, Courtney love, and sir Elton John. Set stuff on fire by comisky park (semi safely). Heard our song on the radio. Got in skeleton suits and chased each other around like daniel larusso on jimmy kimmel. Played the nba allstar game with 2chainz, Went around the world on tour. And then did again and again and again. played on tv shows- even convinced conan to let us do spinal tap. Wrote and filmed a video series where we got to play with hawks and cut each others limbs off. Played coachella with 2chainz. Went on a headline arena tour. Played ramones songs at Barclays with marky ramone. Had the Stanley cup come to a show in Chicago and played with naked raygun. Played the Victoria’s Secret show. Played dick clarks NYE show. Played the nfl probowl halftime show. Planned a summer amphitheater co headline tour with paramore.

thank you for the best second first year ever.