|(antiMusic) American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken will soon be able to judge the measure of his fans devotion when he releases his first album consisting of all new material in five years. Who are we kidding? If we know anything about Aiken's rabid fans, then we know that the five year wait has probably only made them more hungry for new material from the pop star.
Very few details about the effort are known, but according to reports, the new album titled, "On My Way Here," is set to hit stores on May 6th and is being produced by Kipper (Sting and Chris Botti). The CD will also reportedly include the title track and a song called "Ashes".
With a new album, comes a new tour. Aiken is said to be hitting the road in July for a U.S. tour. Will he give Hannah Montana a run for her tour dollar money? We'll see this summer.
|George Announces 2008 North American Tour!
GEORGE MICHAEL ANNOUNCES FIRST NORTH
AMERICAN TOUR IN 17 YEARS, A NEW ALBUM AND
MAKES AMERICAN ACTING DEBUT
New York, NY (March 24, 2008) — After performing 80 shows in 12 European countries for a staggering 1.3 million fans over the past year alone, legendary superstar George Michael will be bringing his smash 25 LIVE tour to North American Arenas in the summer of 2008 in support of his new retrospective record. This will be Michael's first North American tour in 17 years. The new record, titled Twenty-Five, will be released April 1st and is a 29-song, 2-CD set featuring several new songs (including duets with superstars Paul McCartney and Mary J. Blige and a song from the hit TV series, Eli Stone) in addition to many of Michael's iconic songs from both his solo and WHAM! career. In addition, a companion 2-disc DVD of 40 videos will also be made available.
TwentyFive set for U.S. Release
George's new album and DVD, TwentyFive, are set for release in the United States on April 1st.
|New Book & CD Will Help You Sing Better, Perform Better and Learn About the Music Industry
Nation’s premier vocal coach, Jan Smith, provides trade secrets for beginning vocalists
Atlanta, GA – October, 2006…Reality shows that turn unknown vocalists into music superstars continue to dominate TV ratings, leading aspiring singers across the country to seek out the edge that will give them a shot at the spotlight. Smart vocalists will find that edge in a newly-released book and audio CD package from the nation’s premier vocal producer and coach, Jan Smith. Smith, who likens vocal coaching to personal training for world-class athletes, coaches Usher, Rob Thomas of matchbox twenty, Diana DeGarmo (recent second-place finisher on FOX network’s American Idol) and many more of today’s charting artists.
The 50-page book and audio CD, So You Wanna Sing Rock-n-Roll, provides insight and tips for vocalists who want to learn about singing, the music industry, how to keep their voices healthy, how to select the right equipment, how to perform onstage, and dozens of other keys to succeeding in the highly-competitive music industry.
Smith has worked with over more than 4,000 students over the past 20 years. In addition to Her clients include Usher, Thomas and DeGarmo, Smith coaches Ciara, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Chilli of TLC, India.Arie (whose recent album just hit #1 on the Billboard charts), LeToya Luckett (currently on tour with Mary J. Blige) and dozens of other national recording artists. Smith created So You Wanna Sing Rock-n-Roll to provide industry-specific information to that would help beginning vocalists perform better, make healthy lifestyle choices from the get-go, and learn to take care of their voices.
So You Wanna Sing Rock-n-Roll includes a 50-page handbook replete with Smith’s expert advice on singing, preparing for a gig, the do’s and don’ts of longevity in the music business, as well as a host of tips Smith has learned from being on the road, in the studio and working with professional musicians. Moreover, one of the most popular sections of the book is Smith’s includes answers to frequently asked questions about voice and performance. The accompanying audio CD includes interactive warm-up and cool-down exercises that Jan has used to train thousands of performers.
Jan Smith’s So You Wanna Sing Rock-n-Roll will be available in better retail outlets and online.. For more information about Jan Smith, please visit www.jansmith.com.
If you would like to schedule an interview, receive more information via email or a review a book copy, please contact Maryglenn McCombs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Bon Jovi The Lost Highway Tour 2008 Schedule
2-3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
7-8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
10,12 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
18-19 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
31 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
2 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
4-5 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
8 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
9 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
11 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
17 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
19 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
20 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
22 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
24 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
27 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
30 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Counting Crows and Maroon 5 prepare for Summer Tour
March 24, 2008 12:00 PM
Multi-platinum-selling rockers Counting Crows [ tickets ] and Maroon 5 are set to co-headline a North American summer tour that is expected to stop by more than 40 amphitheaters.
The trek, which is scheduled to kick off July 25 in Virginia Beach, VA, will feature emerging singer Sara Bareilles on the first half and rock band Augustana thereafter. The current itinerary has the performers crisscrossing the US, with a stop in Toronto, and ending up in Florida in early October. Details are listed below. Tickets go on sale beginning April 4.