An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band 2015 North American Tour Coming to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on October 22, 2015
Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker, due March 17 on Verve Records, with a 36-city North American tour including a stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Thursday, October 22, 2015.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Fans that purchase tickets to ‘An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band’ online will receive a physical copy of Tracker for each pair of tickets purchased. Fan club presales begin January 27.
Says Knopfler, ‘Part of the fun is thinking what you might have a go at, for a new tour. For me, that’s part of the joy of it, getting that little crew together again, and setting sail once again. It’s a real adventure.’ Knopfler has always viewed touring as the final part of the process running from songwriting through recording and ending up on the road performing old and new songs. He now writes more music while actually on the road.
‘The songs ‘Lights of Taormina’ and ‘Silver Eagle’ came into being partly through my trips in Europe and the U.S. with Bob Dylan.’
Tracker marks the eighth solo recording from Knopfler, who Rolling Stone praises as one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’ The single ‘Beryl’ is now streaming worldwide at Vevo here: http://po.st/Byrlv. Fans who pre-order the record digitally today will instantly receive ‘Beryl’ with the order: http://smarturl.it/MKTracker.
Recorded at his own British Grove Studios in West London, Tracker includes 11 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting. The album was produced by Knopfler and his long-time friend and collaborator Guy Fletcher who also plays keyboard on the record. In addition, Tracker features Mike McGoldrick on whistle and flute, John McCusker on fiddle, Glenn Worf on bass and Ian Thomas on drums. Guest musicians include Ruth Moody (from The Wailin’ Jennys) on vocals, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone and Phil Cunningham on accordion.
Tracker will be available on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a box set that will include the album on both CD and vinyl with a bonus CD featuring six extra tracks, a DVD with an exclusive short film directed by Henrik Hansen and an interview with Knopfler where he talks about the new record. Sleeve notes have been specially written by acclaimed U.S. author Richard Ford and also contain a numbered art print and six photographic prints.
A multiple Grammy® award winner as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler has released seven solo albums as well as recording Neck And Neck with one of his guitar heroes, Chet Atkins and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on All The Roadrunning. He has created soundtracks for Local Hero and The Princess Bride and is currently working on a new film, Altamira. In addition to producing his own records Knopfler has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman amongst others. He was made an OBE in 1999 and was given the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® announces seven time Grammy nominated artist and pop culture icon Rob Zombie will headline an already aggressive lineup during the night of Hard Rock at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Wednesday, August 7. Rob Zombie, on tour following the April 2013 release of his new album, will take the stage after Mastodon and Machine Head rile up the crowd during the 2013 Sturgis motorcycle rally. Visit http://www.BuffaloChip.Com for summer music festival information and campground admission passes.
Known for his accomplishments and continuous boundary breaking efforts in both film and in music, seven time Grammy nominated musician Rob Zombie has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and brings a thrill to the audience that can only be understood if seen with your own eyes. Previously with White Zombie, the 2009 album “Hillbilly Deluxe” established Zombie as a standalone artist to be reckoned with. Zombie further pushed the limits producing films such as “Devil Rejects” and the remake film “Halloween” which was a #1 box office seller and garnered him multiple award nominations, including Best Director. Rob Zombie continues to show his remarkable and aggressive talents with decades of jaw dropping performances, his upcoming “Lords of Salem” movie release and his new album “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,” both due out in April 2013.
Sturgis concert attendees can expect to hear classic fan favorites such as Dragula, Never Gonna Stop, and Thunder Kiss as well as songs off his new release. Rob Zombie is sure to make a dramatic and memorable impact during the 2013 summer music festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
“Rob Zombie is a living icon with so many highly acclaimed accomplishments behind him we have no doubt he’ll make an impact fans will remember for years to come, ” says Rod Woodruff, owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Fans are absolutely thrilled to have Rob Zombie join the Chip’s festival lineup this year.”
The 32nd annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® motorcycle and music festival takes place August 2-11, 2013 during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. The summer music festival lineup already includes Machine Head, Mastodon, Kid Rock, Toby Keith, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Brantley Gilbert, Queensrÿche and Sublime with Rome. More bands will be announced soon. All summer music festival and motorcycle rally information is available at http://www.buffalochip.com or (605) 347-9000.
The Voice was ho hum for me until I saw this:
Denver Singer Songwriter Drew Schofield Releases New Folk Rock Album, Rallies Support for Social Justice Issues.
After three years of hard work, grit, and determination, Drew Schofield will release his independent debut album, “Away We Go” on December 7, 2012, presenting a record that more than pays its debt of delayed hopes. This collection of finely crafted pieces is sure to delight fans and open doors for a larger audience to enjoy Drew’s work. With a folksy inflection and tasteful utilization of falsetto, Drew Schofield’s voice calls to mind singer/songwriter greats such as Kenny Loggins and Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik. The music is an acoustic-driven mix of folk rock with a pop sensibility that drives Schofield’s melodic hooks to the forefront of the listener’s attention.
Drew’s new record “Away We Go” is an album full of life. The intro track “Stars” draws the listener into a somber, acoustic space then explodes into a high-energy instrumental chorus. Beautifully executed dynamic changes throughout the record beg a second listen. Drew strips it all away on “True” (track 4), playing only a guitalele (think ukulele with 6 strings) and lamenting over a love that might have been. Mandolin, glockenspiel, violin and accordion authenticate the introspective folk side of Schofield’s music, while Rhodes and Hammond organs compliment electric guitar hooks on more upbeat numbers. Drew even throws in a little blue-eyed soul with “You Always Run,” an acoustic-blues number at track 3. Every song is a story, and the music rounds out the plot delightfully.
“Away We Go” was recorded in an old pipe organ chapel in Broomfield, CO, home to San Luis Sound. The open space and vaulted ceilings of the studio bring a sense of breadth to each track. Joe Turse, Drew’s producer on this album, was also the engineer behind the latest record from local alt folk band Chimney Choir, (ladder). Turse uses a combination of digital and analog mixing techniques to bring unique warmth to the music he produces.
But the music is not an end in itself for Schofield. He is hopeful that his music can bring beauty into the world beyond the simple enjoyment of rhythm, meter, and melody; Drew wants to impact real lives and meet genuine human need. “I have always sought to be part of something that is bigger than myself,” says Schofield. “I hope to make a difference in the lives of the down-and-out, the war-torn and the broken; unfortunately, there is a lot of that in our world.” Schofield sees himself partnering with a variety of organizations in the years to come that seek to bring about social justice. With the release of “Away We Go,” Drew has pledged one half of the profits from CD Sales within the first year to Project: Home, a homegrown venture with his wife Chelsea. The couple is seeking to adopt a child from Ethiopia and help other couples do the same.
As a token of appreciation to new prospective fans, Drew is giving away a free download of his song “Stars” for a limited time when listeners sign up for his email newsletter from his website at http://drewschofieldmusic.com. “I love to share my music with new people,” says Schofield. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done on this album and would love to get the word out about my music and the causes I stand by.”
Drew Schofield has stepped forward confidently with “Away We Go,” his first studio record. His indie folk rock sound is sure to please an ever-growing audience. The dynamic range of Schofield’s vocals alongside the dips and swells of his instrumentation draw in the listener and hold attention from the first chord to the last note of decaying reverb.
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Legendary rock and roll band, The Rolling Stones, has just finished playing a small warm up gig for their fans in Paris, France on Thursday. The event was said to “test the waters” and see how fans will respond to the group, who have been absent from the music scene since 2007. Fans who were lucky enough to be at this intimate concert said that the Stones were amazing.
The Rolling Stones band is one of the most recognizable singing groups in rock music history. The group was formed in the United Kingdom and became a monumental hit in the United States. The group’s mammoth fame is attributed to its lead singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, two incredible musicians that are the creative force behind memorable performances and iconic songs.
The Rolling Stones have sold more than 200 million records. Some of their hits include “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, and “Street Fighting Man”. The band’s greatest hits collections, “GRRR” includes two new songs: “One More Shot” and “Doom and Gloom”.
In the last decade, the group has derived so much income from touring the globe. Their last world tour between 2005 and 2007, “A Bigger Bang”, brought the group more than $500 million.
This iconic band recently announced that it is returning to the concert stage with four concerts this year. The concerts will be held at O2 Arena in London on the 25th and the 29th of November for the UK leg and on the 13th and 15th of December at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center for the U.S. leg of the tour.
The concerts are aimed to be the a crowning glory celebration of the band’s 50th Anniversary. It will also mark the first time that the group will be performing live after five years. It will be a sort of a reunion for the band’s Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts to be performing together again.
For this year’s tour to mark its 50th anniversary, tour organizers promise a new set design that will be entirely different from previous concert designs. The group does not plan to perform in a wide tour although the December 15th concert will be made available to a wider audience through pay-per view TV.
While Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had endured some testy times in their relationship, the two had appeared civil enough during the gigs that celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary. Don’t miss your chance to see the Rolling Stones live on stage. Reserve your tickets early!
Combining the upbeat grooves of a world beat concert with the power of traditional devotional chanting, or kirtan, the GuruGanesha Band brings an entirely fresh and diverse sound to the sacred music genre. Their music draws upon many sources—raga, gospel, rock, folk, even a touch of the blues. In performance, these myriad musical tributaries merge in a river of sound that alternatively brings audiences to their feet in ecstatic dance and transports them inward, into a quieter, more meditative and soothing space. Much of the band’s material is drawn from GuruGanesha’s 2011 album Kundalini Surjhee, but they have also begun to incorporate some brand new compositions into their live performances.
The group is led by world devotional music pioneer GuruGanesha Singh, renowned for his work with singers Snatam Kaur, Tina Malia and Nirinjan Kaur, and widely respected as the founder of Spirit Voyage records. Grounding the GuruGanesha Band’s joyous beat are percussionist prodigy Tripp Dudley, accomplished bassist Gurusangat Singh, and rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist Sat Kartar Singh. The GuruGanesha Bands’s rainbow tapestry of sonic hues is magnificently enriched by multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian, who performs on cello, sarangi, sitara and nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle). And then there’s Paloma Devi, the GuruGanesha Band’s divinely enchanting singer. She brings her entire life and soul to every note—her Cuban family background, her deep grounding in Kundalini yoga, her world travels, her ardent studies in everything from Sanskrit to flamenco dance.
The GuruGanesha Band is set to embark on their East Coast Tour at the Boston Yoga and Chant Fest on October 20th. They’ll next move on to Auburn, NY; Arlington, VA; Asheville, NC; and Davie, FL. For tickets and to learn more about this extraordinary new ensemble, visit GuruGanesha.com. The future of mantra music has arrived.
Papa Roach is a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band hailing from Sacramento, CA. Over their decade-spanning career, the band has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, produced 10 top 10 Rock Hits, seen 260 Million Online Plays and has accumulated 6.3 million combined fans via social media channels. On October 2, Papa Roach is releasing their highly anticipated new album, The Connection on Eleven Seven Music. Their first single from the album, “Still Swingin” has received over 1 million total views on Youtube.
Lifetime is a newly launched group video chat service in private beta. It enabled group video chat with up to 9 people on video chat and unlimited people in the text chat. Lifetime does not require other chat participants to login or create an account to video chat with the host and other participants.
Papa Roach and Eleven Seven Music have decided to help launch THE CONNECTION Lifetime.fm group video chat service, which enables live interaction through audio, video and text with and between the participants. Lifetime’s new Mute and Unseat featuresoffer the host complete control over the conversation in chat room.
Lifetime’s chat room looks like a digital venue as represented by the image. Papa Roach and fans will be able to sit in the chairs below using a webcam and microphone. They already tried this, and it has been a fun and engaging experience for fans and the band alike.
Lifetime and Papa Roach believe that it will be a pleasure to come together with fans for a chat, talk about the new music album and send out some copies of the album. The launch is scheduled on October 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM PST. Fans can visithttps://lifetime.fm/paparoach to be part of the show.
“New Age Shining Star” Ashana Announces Tour, New Album, Leads Global Sadhana and Graces Pranafest with her Unique Crystal Sound!
Just back from her Japan tour, ASHANA returns with her new album, ‘THE ILLUMINATED PATH,’ launches her US tour with an appearance at Pranafest on September 29th, followed by leading Spirit Voyage’s 40-day global Sadhana starting on October 9th.
Weaving together soaring angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Spirit Voyage artist Ashana’s original sound is the forefront of an entirely new genre of healing music. Named “a shining star in New Age music!” by Jordan Rich (CBS Radio Boston), Ashana has received worldwide acclaim for her extraordinary blend of Western and ethnic instruments with the unique drone of the crystal singing bowls, along with mantra, chant and song, creating a harmonic fusion that provides the ultimate transcendent music for healing, relaxation and meditation.
Ashana’s new CD,”The Illuminated Path,” has just been released and is already receiving rave reviews. This amazing work consists of 2 thirty-minute, interactive meditations designed for self-healing. These stunningly beautiful tracks inspire the listener to sail through life’s challenges with ease and grace.
Ashana launches her US tour with a special appearance at the first ever Pranafest in Ashland, Oregon on September 29th at 10am on the Main Stage. Pranafest is an open-heart gathering of prayer and celebration, offering kirtan, yoga, workshops, sacred ceremonies, healing, and deep communal connection.
Following Pranafest, audiences are in for a one-of-a-kind experience as this exceptionally gifted artist takes her music on the road this fall. Ashana, accompanied by 40 crystal singing bowls, will give concerts and offer her renowned Crystalline Activation Ceremony throughout the East Coast starting in Meredith, NH (10/5 & 10/6), then Andover, MA (10/12 & 10/13), West Hartford, CT (10/19 & 10/20), Albany, NY (10/27), Vienna, VA (11/2 & 11/3), Annapolis, MD (11/10 & 11/11) and Marstons Mills, MA (11/17). Tickets and full details for all dates are available online at http://www.AshanaMusic.com.
Ashana is thrilled that Spirit Voyage asked her to lead their 40-day Global Sadhana beginning October 9th. This is a worldwide event involving thousands of people in 75 countries doing a group sadhana for 40 days and will feature Ashana’s “Hari Nam Sat Nam” from The Illuminated Path.
Listeners the world over describe Ashana’s live music events as “ecstatic,” “profoundly healing,” “breathtakingly beautiful” and “indescribable joy.” Join Ashana for a magical evening of sacred chant, song, and mystical poetry accompanied by keyboards and vibrant world percussion. Ashana’s exquisite new renditions of sacred chant, mantra and song from the world’s traditions have the power to carry you literally to the angelic realms, transporting you to transcendent states of deep peace and inner healing on the gentlest waves of devotion and compassion.
Ashana’s “Crystalline Activation Ceremony for Profound Manifestation and Healing” is a powerful and highly interactive evening that opens a floodgate of divine energies, pouring tremendous light into the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies. The result is a deep clearing and realignment with your innate soul blueprint and connection with your Higher Self. Profoundly relaxing and peaceful, this sound meditation and candlelight ceremony is a time to create and hold powerful intentions in sacred space accompanied by the resonant healing vibrations of over 40 master alchemy crystal singing bowls.
There is a package discount for both events. Ashana is available for private sound healing and one-on-one personal crystalline activation session which can be scheduled through her website http://www.AshanaMusic.com.
Classically trained, with a degree in Voice from the prestigious Mannes College of Music in New York City, Ashana rose to the very top of the healing music genre with her first three CD recordings, “All Is Forgiven,” “Jewels of Silence,” and “Beloved.” Her last release, “The Infinite Heart,” was well-received by critics and called “a must-have for every CD collection!”. Her intuitive vocal improvisations and masterful crystal bowl playing are featured in the documentary film “The Sound You Feel: Vibrations of Healing,” released by Beyond Words. Ashana travels across the US, Canada and abroad offering concerts, crystalline activations and sound healing workshops.
“Music is a blessing, a prayer, and a healing when it comes deeply from the heart,” says Ashana. “Music can transport us, lift us to the place where we gently let go and open to receive, reflect and remember the Love we truly Are. And as we begin to rest in this Love, our world is transformed. We see beauty in everything. And Heaven becomes fully present in every moment, right here on Earth.”
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Soon after the world lost John Lennon, Yoko Ono found a way to cope with her sorrow by forcing a smile each day in the mirror. Soon those forced smiles turned into a real smile and led her to search for a way to share her discovery that smiling can help one face tragedy. Years later, she realized her dream could be achieved through the power of the Internet. Yoko Ono is an artist who wants to make you smile – quite literally in the case of her crowd-sourcing #smilesfilm project, that encourages users around the world to contribute footage of themselves smiling for her growing global database of grins.
For Fred Burger of VisionsMedia/BurgerDesign recovering from a heart attack several years ago was no laughing matter. Burger, a filmmaker, photographer and college professor found himself lying in his hospital room feeling sorry for himself and realizing he needed a way out of his depression. Burger came up with an idea — how could he experience instant, spontaneous and authentic laughter to lighten his spirits and get his mind off his troubles? The latest result of his 15-year quest is “The Gift of Laughter” app.
Burger says watching someone laugh triggers the response of laughter, progressing from smiles to chuckles to belly laughs. “This app is all about that feeling and an opportunity to share the gift of laughter,” he said. “And that’s why I named it “The GIFT of Laughter.” With all the challenges in the world today I thought it would be especially fitting to help bring a little happiness, smiles and laughter into our lives.”
After much planning, design and programming, Burger’s company VisionsMedia/BurgerDesign created the iPhone/iPad version of a video he first created in 1996. While the DVD version of his laughter video has sold to many happy users and health professionals through Amazon.com, the easy-access video clips on the iPhone/iPad app, which features fifty, 15 to 20 seconds clips of real people laughing, can be viewed and shared one at a time, as a group (“Play all”), or on a loop (“Continuous Play”). http://www.amazon.com/The-Gift-Laughter-Various/dp/B0063U36B6/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1331316562&sr=1-1
Burger’s project featured many recorded sessions with willing subjects laughing for his camera. The DVD has been used by organizations such as laughter therapy clubs, laughter yoga sessions, schools and hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers across the country.
Burger based his program on the theories and work of Norman Cousins and others who studied the healing and therapeutic power of laughter. Convinced that laughter could heal one’s soul and in turn the mind and body, Burger set out to capture laughter that could be accessed instantly with just the touch of a finger. The iTunes App store made that dream a reality.
“The DVD is a great way to deliver the video, but iPhone and iPad technology has given me the delivery system I have been waiting to use for many years now,” says Burger. “It’s the fastest way to deliver a healthy dose of laughter whenever you want it, every day.”
“This is the BEST laughter video we have ever seen. Period,” said Steve Wilson of the “World Laughter Tour,” which sponsors seminars and laughter-leader training globally. “When we laugh, our pain and suffering are put on hold and we are completely engulfed in a sense of well-being. Laughter makes us feel good both mentally and physically. And laughter is contagious, which makes this video work especially well.”
This gift of contagious laughter comes in the form of “The Gift of Laughter,” an iPhone/iPad app that is available now on the Apple iTunes App Store. The app, which already has thousands of users laughing along, was previously selling for $2.99. Now with 25 more laughs added to the original 25, users can select a favorite laugh or choose one at random and join in the fun. This great idea allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to participate in the power of laughter to induce smiles and laughs and to share them with friends and loved ones.
“There’s no other app quite like this available on the iTunes App Store,” says Burger. “My goal in creating this app was to share the feeling we get when we watch someone laughing. Taking advantage of smartphone and tablet technology, this app lets you enjoy that liberating feeling whenever you want.”
Steve Wilson, psychologist, founder of the World Laughter Tour, and Director of National Humor Month (April), says this about this unique app…“You have produced the best demonstration of true mirthful laughter that has ever been recorded. It’s very important in our therapeutic world. Mirth is a special emotion. I’ve seen so many takes on this (recorded laughter) but they are just OK. This truly is wonderful. And by far it’s the best one I have ever seen.”