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Astral Weeks

Multi-award winning soul singer and musical legend Van Morrison is set to release "Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl," an in-concert reworking of his historic 1968 gold-certified solo album. Recorded live over two nights at the Hollywood Bowl this past Nov. 7 and 8, the album marks the premiere release on Mr. Morrison's new EMI-distributed label, Listen to the Lion Records. "Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl" arrives in stores Feb. 10, 2009. A double-vinyl edition with three bonus tracks (including a live version of "Gloria") arrives in stores the same day.

The concerts marked the first time Mr. Morrison ever performed "Astral Weeks" in one complete concert set. Joining him was an orchestral string section and a band composed of world-class musicians, some of whom played with Van on the original "Astral Weeks" sessions 40 years ago. Tracks on the CD include: "Astral Weeks/I Believe I've Transcended," "Beside You," "Slim Slow Slider/ I Start Breaking Down," "Sweet Thing," "The Way Young Lovers Do," "Cyprus Avenue / You Came Walking Down," "Ballerina," "Madame George" and two bonus tracks, "Listen to the Lion / The Lion Speaks" and "Common One."

The Hollywood Bowl concerts gave me a welcome opportunity to perform these songs the way I originally intended them to be," says Mr. Morrison, who amazingly held only one rehearsal prior to the concerts. "There are certain dynamics you can get in live recordings that you just cannot get in a studio recording. I love listening to live recordings. You get the whole thing right there, unabridged, raw and in the moment. There was a distinct alchemy happening on that stage in Hollywood. I felt it."....

....Both Bowl shows were filmed in high-definition, and will later be available as a commercial DVD concert film. Due to overwhelming demand, Mr. Morrison will perform "Astral Weeks" again, in show at the Theater at New York's Madison Square Garden, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 & 28. Accompanied by two different bands, Mr. Morrison will play two sets per show: one of "Astral Weeks" cover to cover, the other of rarely played Van Morrison classics. He may even pull out rare gems "TB Sheets," "Mystic Eyes," "Who Drove the Red Sports Car" and "Baby Please Don't Go."

Tickets for both NYC shows go on Am Ex presale this Sunday at 10AM.

Tickets go on Am Ex presale one week later for the two Paul Simon shows at Beacon Theatre.

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket rocked the Garden in New York City on New Years Eve. Nicole Atkins was a special guest and she sang on two songs. Kyle was only there at the very beggining of their 3+ hour show, so keep that in mind when checking out his pictures from the show. More of them, and the full MSG setlist, below...

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Oasis

More pictures from last night's show at the Garden, below...

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photos by Paul Searing

hugs @ MSG in NYC - Dec 16, 2008
Neil Young

[Wilco] were no match for Mr. Young and crew: Mr. Keith, the bassist Rick Rosas, the keyboardist-guitarist Anthony Crawford and especially the drummer Chad Cromwell, whose time feel suggested the perfect blend of slouch and surge. Mr. Crawford sang background vocals with Pegi Young, Mr. Young's wife, sounding strong on standards like "Cinnamon Girl" and fine on chugging new fare like "When Worlds Collide."
[NY Times @ night one]
Neil Young, Wilco and Everest played their second of two shows in a row at MSG in NYC last night (12/16). Neil's setlist on night two was almost the same, if not exactly the same, as it was the night earlier.

Wilco (including Jeff Tweedy), Jeff Tweedy's son and Everest joined Neil at the end of the pre-encore set to help sing the chorus of Rockin in the Free World. The tour ended with hugs all around (see above). Some more pictures (kindly submitted by Paul Searing), and the setlist, below...

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Neil Young @ MSG, NYC - Dec 15, 2008 (penfifteenclub)
Neil Young

Neil Young, Wilco and Everest played their first of two shows together at Madison Square Garden in NYC last night (12/15). They do it again tonight. Neil's set list from last night, below...

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When Worlds Collide

Over Christmas 2008 and New Year 2009, [Crowded House's] Neil Finn has invited the core band from his 2001 Seven Worlds Collide project, plus some other special guests, to create a new album at Roundhead studios in Auckland, New Zealand.

Guests confirmed so far are Radiohead's Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, founder member of The Smiths and current member of US alternate rock innovators Modest Mouse, Soul Coughing's Sebastian Steinberg, multi-instrumentalist Lisa Germano, Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, along with NZ musicians Liam Finn, Don McGlashan and Bic Runga. All proceeds from this very special recording will go to support the continuing great work of Oxfam International.

There will also be a short series of intimate and informal live performances in New Zealand at Auckland's Powerstation on 5, 6 and 7 January 2009.

Wilco kick off their tour-ending two night run with Neil Young at Madison Square Garden tonight (Monday, December 15th).

Everest opens both shows. Everest frontman Russell Pollard's wife's band The Watson Twins (like Everest's album and) play Town Hall in NYC in February.

M83 @ Webster Hall (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
M83

Following a sold-out US tour throughout North America that continues through the end of November, Mute Records and M83 are proud to announce that the band is confirmed to open for The Killers during their arena tour in January and February 2009. The tour is still in support of M83's fifth album Saturdays = Youth released April 2008 on Mute.

The M83 live setup includes Gonzalez on vocals, guitars and keyboards, Loic Maurin on Drums, Pierre-Marie Maulini on bass and guitar and featured album vocalist Morgan Kibby (of LA-based band The Romanovs) on vocals and keyboards.

M83 are also proud to be going on tour with Kings of Leon in December. Kings of Leon play MSG on January 29th (without M83) which is four days after M83 play MSG with The Killers (tickets are on sale). All dates below...

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Kings of Leon

For a minute I thought that meant the show was sold out which was like "whoah!". Maybe it is almost sold out. I could just get a pair in the 400 section, so who knows. Either way, this promotion is just because they are releasing good seats (supposedly because they changed production). Good seats on sale at 5PM.

photos by Ryan Muir

AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC played their third November NYC-area show at the Izod Center in NJ last night (11/20). One week earlier it was two nights at Madison Square Garden. Both of those setlists and a lot more pictures from Jersey, below...

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My Bloody Valentine @ Roseland Ballroom (more)
Roseland Ballroom

Live Nation, the Los Angeles-based concert promoter that's moving into everything from recordings to merchandise, has signed up its latest ticketing partner, the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

Live Nation's first big ticketing deal last month was a massive national deal with SMG with potential of up to 10 million ticket sales. But the deal with Roseland is still worthy of note.

Firstly, it's a key mid-size music venue in New York and has hosted the likes of Madonna, Dave Matthews Band and Coldplay in the last few years and was previously serviced by Ticketmaster, Live Nation's soon-to-be-ex ticketing partner.

Secondly, this deal means Live Nation execs are getting closer to Cablevision's New York City empire of live venues like Madison Square Gardens and Radio City Music Hall. [Reuters]

Trey Anastasio plays Roseland Ballroom tonight (10/16).

Kings of Leon @ All Points West (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon will play MSG in NYC on January 29, 2009. Tickets go on sale October 24th at 10 AM. Their last NY show was a much smaller, record-release one at Webster Hall which came not long after their apperance at All Points West. Webster Hall setlist below...

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Nick Cave

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds played the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Saturday night, October 4th. The show was part of a short North American tour that ends in Philly on Tuesday. And though Nick doesn't come around that often, it was actually his second NYC show with the Bad Seeds this year. The first was at the Plug Awards at Terminal 5 in March which was less than a year after Nick was here with Grinderman to play the larger room at MSG with the White Stripes and Porter Wagoner (RIP). About Saturday night someone said...

So densely layered and deep and yet at the same time oh so sparse and simple, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds are an encumbering mindfuck and a freewheeling fiesta all at the same time. Playing some maddeningly good classics like "Tupelo", "Red Right Hand", "Love Letter", "God is in the House", "The Lyre of Orpheus", "Deanna" and the big finale of "Stagger Lee", Nick, Warren, and the rest of the clan breathed life into their dark, rich, thundercrackers as well as Nick's restless hearted but nevertheless calming ballads. [Sonic Parthenon]
The full setlist and a few more pictures from the show below...

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Oasis

Oasis announce today the American leg of their Dig Out Your Soul world tour. The tour, the band's first US tour in 3 years, kicks off on December 3 in Oakland, CA and includes the band's triumphant return to NYC's Madison Sq. Garden on December 17th. This US tour follows Oasis' biggest ever UK arena tour which sold over 180,000 tickets within an hour of going on sale. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals will be Special Guests on all dates.

Oasis is set to release their seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul on October 7th. The album and the Noel Gallagher penned first single, "The Shock of the Lightning," mark the first Oasis music to be released on their own Big Brother label. Dig Out Your Soul sees Dave Sardy return to the producer's chair following his work on their 2005 album, "Don't Believe The Truth." Recorded at Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles, all four members once again contribute tracks.

For a limited time, every Oasis ticket order made through Ticketmaster, comes with the option to upgrade to a special package containing your concert ticket, the brand new "Dig Out Your Soul" cd, and an exclusive Oasis t-shirt available ONLY in this promotion.

Tickets for the shows go on sale October 3 at 10am.

No rescheduled date at Terminal 5 - just much larger venues this time around...

Continue reading "Oasis & Ryan Adams - 2008 Tour Dates (MSG & Camden)"

MSG pics by Chris La Putt, Maxwell's pics by Leia Jospe

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TPC @ MSG

Maxwell's
TPC

Tokyo Police Club opened for Weezer at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Wednesday (9/24). One day later they headlined their own show at the much, much smaller Maxwell's across the river in Hoboken. The NJ show was a night off from the Weezer tour that continues through October. More pictures from both shows below...

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Wamu

Washington Mutual Inc. bondholders are likely to lose most of their money after the thrift was seized in the largest U.S. bank failure in history, according to CreditSights Inc.

WaMu was taken over after customers withdrew $16.7 billion from accounts since Sept. 16, leaving the Seattle-based bank ``unsound,'' the Office of Thrift Supervision said yesterday. New York-based JPMorgan Chase & Co. then bought WaMu's branch network for $1.9 billion to become the biggest U.S. bank by deposits. JPMorgan won't acquire WaMu's liabilities, including claims by senior and subordinated debt holders, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. [Bloomberg]

Nick Cave plays the WaMu Theater on October 4th.

photos by Chris La Putt

Weezer @ MSG

Weezer @ MSG

"I was seriously thinking of skipping this one despite having tickets. Very glad I didn't - great show. Forgot how hard Weezer can rock and TPC was great too.

Angels & Airwaves was just silly. Tom was prancing around stage like someone who had won an MTV contest to be a rock star and didn't quite know what to do with his limbs. My friend and I were laughing ourselves silly at his antics.

I think there was a near-riot when Weezer brought him on to do a verse of the Sweater Song, but fortunately he didn't butcher it too badly and thus saved himself from being mobbed by an angry crowd." [IA]

more pictures below...

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bridge by fox creek (?) on the road to dawson city (kat cruickshank)
Rust Never Sleeps

Neil Young, Wilco & Everest @ Madison Square Garden, NYC
Dec 15, 2008 - sold out?
Dec 16, 2008 - Neil Young presale NOW, Wilco presale NOW, TM presale THU
(thx MB)

Wilco @ Baltimore Virgin Fest (more by Bao Nguyen)
Wilco

The August 12 appearance of the alternative rock band Wilco at Tanglewood has been the subject of numerous articles in and letters to The Berkshire Eagle. Guido's Fresh Marketplace would like your readership to know about our experience with Wilco.

Wilco connected with Guido's when our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag) program caught the band's attention. In our stores, using one's own bags enters customers into monthly Guido's gift certificate raffles. Wilco donated 1,000 custom-printed, reusable cloth tote bags to be liberally distributed to shoppers in both store locations. Winners of the July B.Y.O B. raffle were given premium shed tickets to the Wilco performance. A generous number of Wilco at Tanglewood lawn tickets were made available for our customers and were given away at in-store events.

Wilco's popular music brought a large, youthful audience to Tanglewood. This enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a hugely successful concert while also benefiting the local economy through increased tourism.

Wilco has come and gone in Berkshire County, leaving a solid win-win aftermath: satisfied fans, a boosted local economy, and Wilco cloth totes as souvenirs to use for years to come. We appreciate Wilco's willingness to engage local independent businesses in their promotional efforts. We look forward to the appearance of like-minded performers at Tanglewood in the future!

MATTHEW MASIERO (Richmond) & CHRIS MASIERO (Lenox)
The authors are the co-owners of Guido's Fresh Marketplace in Pittsfield and Great Barrington
[Berkshire Eagle Online]

Tickets for Wilco & Neil Young's December 15th MSG show go on sale today @ 10 AM. All tour dates HERE.

Neil Young (cred)
Neil Young

Tickets for the December 15th Madison Square Garden show go on "presale" (again) Friday at 10AM (password = oboe) (thx Neilson & Chris).

Neil Young

Live Nation announced today that music icon Neil Young will embark on a North American tour commencing October 14th in St. Paul, Minnesota and continuing for eight weeks, culminating at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 15th. The new tour comes on the heels of Young's hugely successful 2008 European tour that brought him before audiences in 14 countries over the course of three months...

...The concerts will feature Young with the same band that so ably backed him in Europe -- Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young. Song sets are expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic Neil Young hits. Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour's conclusion, with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support.

All shows for this tour will be general admission floor with reserved seating in the stands. General admission tickets will be prices at $75.00 with reserved stand tickets ranging in price from $45.00 to $250.00 (plus all applicable service charges).

That means NYC gets Wilco. MSG tickets go on sale September 15th. Other dates go on sale even sooner. Death Cab's next NYC show is at Radio City Music Hall. Wilco's last NYC show was at McCarren Pool. Neil Young's last NYC shows were at United Palace. All Neil Young tour dates below...

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photos by Eric M. Townsend

Neil Diamond @ MSG

"The power of the Jewish Elvis can not be denied. One of the best entertainers in rock 'n' roll, a living legend and a must-see for anyone who's an avid convert goers began night one of his four stand tonight at Madison Square Garden. It's everything I ever wanted to see from the man -- heartfelt classics, crowd pleasures and soul stirring epics in a two-hour show. He just didn't wear those shimmery, reflective shirts.

Before you ask, show started at 8:20pm. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the early bird special." [Music Snobbery]

Neil plays three more shows in the same venue this week (tickets). More pictures and the setlist from last night's show (August 12, 2008) below...

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words by Nick Masi

photo from the Jones Beach show (more by Eric Townsend)
The Police

The Police played what was being billed as their final concert ever last night at Madison Square Garden (August 7, 2008). The 150th show of their reunion tour, which started in 2007, wrapped up at New York City's famed arena.

They opened with a cover of Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love," and then went into their own catalog...with a bang! The group brought out the NYPD marching band and had them line the front of the stage. Banging their drums in unison with Stewart Copeland, they all went into a raucous version of "Message In A Bottle." From that point on the show never slowed down. All the hits were played, except for "Spirits In The Material World"(my favorite Police song) and "Man In A Suitcase." They also covered Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy," which led into their own, "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da." Sting took time out to thank his band mates for their companionship and support, even added some comic relief by saying, "The real triumph of this tour is that we haven't strangled each other."

During the encore, the video screens showed Sting backstage, shirtless, getting his full beard shaved by two women while crew members shined his shoes and Stewart kissed him! The crowd ate it up, laughing and screaming until they came back onstage. After playing "So Lonely" and a few others, The Police let the crowd know that they were officially done. They brought out a "Fat Lady" (actually not a lady) to sing (lip sync) opera on stage, which then turned into the Looney Toons theme and Porky Pig saying, "That's All Folks!" If the "Fat Lady" did indeed sing and this really was the final performance by The Police, they did it not only with energy, class and flair, but with humor.

Lots of videos and the setlist below...

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The Police

They are selling tickets at Ticketmaster for the Police's final show at MSG.

photos by Eric M. Townsend

Pearl Jam @ MSG

Pearl Jam have the best fans in the world, no questions asked. What an amazing experience, I don't think I can say which night it was better. [Metro Distortion]
Legendary? Generic? Amazing? Music for "frat tools"? Whatever you think, Eddie Vedder and band played their 2nd of two sold out shows at the Garden last night (June 25, 2008). The pictures in this post are from night one (June 24).

I heard Ted Leo and the Pharmacists sounded great playing their opening set in the large room. No pictures unfortunately because MSG is strict and confusing with the credentials and Eric was only allowed in during Pearl Jam's set. More of those pics and some oher stuff below.....

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