Wednesday Tuneage News...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This is BIG kiddies...

Bruce Springsteen and the Legendary E Street Band have added TWENTY-FIVE more dates to the US leg of their 2009 'Workin' On a Dream' tour!!!!!

Springsteen has now sold over 1.5 million concert tickets in 2009 alone, with the new dates expected to push that number over the two million mark.

Here they are...get out there and buy buy buy...I am beginning to truly believe this might be the last time Bruce and the band are out on tour or at least the last one for a number of years.

August 19 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater (On sale now)
August 22 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center (On sale now)
August 23 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center (On sale now)
August 25 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (On sale now)
September 10 - Nashville, TN - Sommett Center (On sale July 25)
September 12 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre (On sale July 24)
September 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center (On sale July 24)
September 16 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center (On sale July 31)
September 20 - Chicago, IL - United Center (On sale August 1)
September 30 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium (Sold out)
October 2 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium (Sold out)
October 3 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium (Sold out)
October 8 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium (On sale now)
October 9 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium (Sold out)
October 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum (On sale July 27)
October 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum (On sale July 27)
October 25 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center (On sale August 8)
October 26 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (On sale August 8)
November 2 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center (On sale TBA)
November 3 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena (On sale August 28)
November 7 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (On sale TBA)
November 8 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (On sale TBA)
November 10 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (On sale August 22)
November 13 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace At Auburn Hills (On sale August 22)
November 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center (On sale August 1)

MySpace Music, announced the latest TRANSMISSIONS session with the Atlanta-based rock band Manchester Orchestra. The session is now live HERE and available for all MySpace users to download for free. MySpace Music Transmissions is an in-studio session and interview that empowers top recording artists with a new platform to create and distribute exclusive video content for viral distribution and audio tracks made available for purchase.

Transmissions featuring Manchester Orchestra consists of stripped-back renditions of songs from MEAN EVERYTHING FROM NOTHING, including:

1) "I've Got Friends"
2) "Everything to Nothing"
3) "The River"
4) "Shake It Out"

All content from the session will be archived and available on-demand on the MySpace "Transmissions" profile and via "Transmissions'" MySpace Video channel. Users will also be able to add the content to their profiles, virally share the artists' videos throughout the network, and purchase the audio tracks via MySpace Music.

Visit Manchester Orchestra's official MySpace profile for the latest news, media and tour updates: .

Mat Kearney has announced fall dates to support his latest CD CITY OF BLACK & WHITE. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard Hot 200 charts.

Kearney is confirmed to perform his first single, “Closer To Love,” on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on July 22nd.

He will also headline at the final night of entertainment during the Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing on July 25 in Huntington Beach, CA.

Sep 21 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sep 22 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Sep 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Sep 24 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Sep 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Sep 29 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Oct 2 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 3 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct 5 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Oct 7 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
Oct 8 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Oct 9 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Oct 10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Oct 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct 13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Oct 15 - Nashville, TN - The Cannery Ballroom
Oct 16 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Oct 17 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre
Oct 18 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Oct 22 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
Oct 23 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Oct 24 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Oct 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Oct 29 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Oct 30 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Nov 1 - Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards
Nov 2 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
Nov 3 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Nov 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Nov 7 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Nov 8 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater

Follow Mat on his website HERE.

One of the 'lesser praised' songs on the LAYLA album is the song, "Tell The Truth". There is a story behind the song on the album...."Tell the Truth" was initially recorded in June 1970 during the ALL THINGS MUST PASS sessions under the direction of Phil Spector as a fast upbeat song, and released soon after as a single.

But during the Layla sessions, "Tell the Truth" was recorded again, this time as a long and slow instrumental jam. The final version of the song that appears on the album is a combination of these two takes: the frantic pace of the single is slowed down to the laid-back speed of the instrumental. The two previous versions of "Tell the Truth" were later released on HISTORY OF ERIC CLAPTON.


12 Of Your Sparks

  1. BeckEye Says:
  2. I'm glad I've already seen him 4 times because I doubt I will be able to afford Bruce at MSG.

  3. Matt-Man Says:
  4. Who's Bruce Springsteen? Cheers!!

  5. DrillerAA09 Says:
  6. What a great way to start the morning, coffee and a little Clapton. Thank you sir.

  7. Bond Says:
  8. BECKEYE: The garden would be real expensive

    MATT-MAN: Who's Matt-Man?

    DRILLERAA: My pleasure Sir.

  9. Travis Says:
  10. Pppppppppppfffffffffftttttttttt

    I guess it's a good thing there aren't any Boss fans in the northwest, so they won't be disappointed that he's not coming out here.z

  11. TopChamp Says:
  12. So you're going?

  13. Jay Says:
  14. I'm a big Springsteen fan. But, I've never been to one of his concerts. Of course, I haven't been to a concert in like 20 years anyway. I've lived a very deprived life. ;-)

  15. ...thanks for the tunage trivia...KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!...

  16. The Boss coming back to Hartford. Excellent! The "To Tell the Truth" info was fascinating. On another note a radio station that I worked at in management legendary WBCN, The Rock of Boston is becoming a sports station.


  17. "Tell The Truth" is one of my favorite songs ... and it's long, slow instrumental jam version.

    Thanks for the dates of Mat Kearney's tour. I may have to try and work it out to get over to Atlanta for his show there.

  18. JohnH985 Says:
  19. No Springsteen down here in New Orleans.

  20. Mimi Lenox Says:
  21. Springsteen I've gotta see before I die. I'm marking the calendar...


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