Posts Tagged ‘classic rock’

Yearning for the A-Train: Missing The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

By Adrian

Thus far in 2012, we’re seeing plenty of classic acts in music still doing tours in a big way. The notables include the just-announced RUSH Clockwork Angels Tour, Van Halen, The Beach Boys, Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame), Aerosmith, Neil Diamond, Bryan Adams…..the list can go on and on. But for all the acts that are still going, I can’t help but notice that The Rolling Stones aren’t on that list. There are reports that we may see Mick Jagger and the boys at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London, but it’s hard not to wonder whether us Northwest music fans will see The Rolling Stones in concert again.

Any true Stones fan knows what I’m talking about when I mention ‘A-Train’, the jazzy intro piped over the P.A. system just before the MC says those words we’ve all been anxiously waiting for ever since we skipped school and drove down the I-5:

Please welcome The Rolling Stones!

*enter a fist-pumping Mick Jagger belting out “Under My Thumb”.

That was back in 1981; the Stones were on their ‘Tattoo You’ tour, it was well worth the $16 ticket price and subsequent suspension from the school soccer team for missing a game.
Move forward 13 years, the Voodoo Lounge Tour hit Vancouver for 2 dates in 1994, then again in 2006 as part of the Bigger Bang tour. Now I know they average coming to the Pacific Northwest every 12 or so years but they’re getting old, really old. In fact, they are celebrating their 50 year anniversary this year so I’m saying lets get the petition started and bring them back before it’s too late so we can hear that familar jazz line followed by “Please welcome The Rolling Stones!” one last time.

What are some bands or musicians of decades past that you’d like to see on stage one more time?

Article: Bryan Adams, Van Halen bring back a summer of classic rock

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

By Kat
The start of the NHL playoffs may be foremost in everyone’s minds in Canada these days (well, in Vancouver and Ottawa at least), but the next few months will be also an exciting time for classic rock fans. While the Madonna and Coldplay tours will be dominating headlines for the most part, classic acts such as Bryan Adams, Van Halen and Aerosmith will also be criss-crossing North America this summer.

As Jesse Kinos-Goodin writes in his latest article featured in The Vancouver Sun, the return of Bryan Adams to the big stage will be a long-awaited throwback “to let audiences forget their worries and immerse themselves in a long-ago time and place, where everything and anything seemed possible.”

You can read the full article on The Vancouver Sun’s website.

bryan adams
Photo: The Vancouver Sun.

Links to upcoming tour dates:

Bryan Adams
Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth
Aerosmith – Global Warming
Rogers Waters – The Wall

It’s a summer full of exciting concerts for music fans of all genres, and can get you tickets to the show anytime, anywhere! Check out our website or give us a call and we’ll get you stage-side!

Steely Dan on Shuffle Diplomacy Summer Tour

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Donald Fagen & Walter Becker of Steely Dan

The iconic jazz-rock band, Steely Dan, will hit the road this summer on a thirty-six city tour of North America.

The Shuffle Diplomacy Tour gets underway at WaMu Theatre in Seattle on July 2nd, and wraps up at Wang Theatre in Boston on September 30th.

Steely Dan will be backed by the Miles High Big Band and the Embassy Brats. Sam Yahel will appear as the main supporting act.

The setlist for the tour will include music from across the group’s greatest hits catalog. Some dates will include performances of (more…)

Journey & Foreigner Together on Eclipse Tour

Thursday, March 10th, 2011


This week, Journey announced the dates for their upcoming classic rock mega-tour with Foreigner and Night Ranger. The tour comes in support of Journey’s soon-to-be-released album, Eclipse.

Along with dates across the U.S., the bands are set to play a number of U.K. stops in June, including London, Birmingham, (more…)

Tom Petty Take Mojo on the Road

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Classic rock band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, begin an extensive tour in May in promotion of their newest album, Mojo, which is set to release this spring. Mojo is the highly anticipated twelfth release from the group and the first in eight years.

Going strong since the seventies, these rock icons continue to make relevant music three decades into their career. Known for their great live performances, Petty has enlisted some big name special guests to accompany the Heartbreakers on tour as opening acts. (more…)

Bon Jovi Kicks Off World Tour

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Bon Jovi

For two and a half decades, Bon Jovi has been reaching the top of the charts. Known for their rock anthems, Bon Jovi has yielded such hits as “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

They have renewed their sound over time, changing their musical format enough to stay on pace with the contemporary rock scene. With that, the American rockers have experienced continuous popularity since their start in the eighties. (more…)