If you say Holland and the first Dutch metal band, which image comes to mind then? Right! We’re talking about PICTURE! And they’re back stronger and more motivated than ever.
Picture was the very first Dutch hardrock band with a “record deal”. With a history of 7 released albums world-wide and extensive tours throughout Europe with a.o. AC/DC, Saxon, Ted Nugent, Rose Tattoo and April Wine, everybody understands the past of Picture. read more
Roger Waters, mede-oprichter en belangrijkste songwriter van Pink Floyd heeft aangekondigd in 2013 opnieuw op tournee te gaan in Europa met zijn historische productie “The Wall”. Zijn audiovisuele meesterwerk van vervreemding en transformatie wordt in zijn geheel uitgevoerd met een volledige band en state-of-the-art productie. “The Wall” is al 192 keer live uitgevoerd voor meer dan 3,3 miljoen fans over de hele wereld, waardoor het nu al een van de meest succesvolle tournees in de rockgeschiedenis is.
De 2013 tour bestaat uit 18 openlucht / stadion shows, in onder meer het Olympisch Stadion in Rome, Olympisch Stadion in Berlijn en de Amsterdam Arena. De kaartverkoop voor het concert in Amsterdam start op zaterdag 17 november om 10.00 uur.
Voor deze grote openlucht stadions, heeft Roger Waters “The Wall” opnieuw ontworpen en opgeschaald om het ultieme stadion evenement te creëren. Om “The Wall” ervaring nog dichter bij de fans te brengen, waar ze ook zitten en de productie nog meer omvattend te maken voor deze grote zalen.
Roger Waters: “I’m extremely glad to be playing The Wall in Europe again. It’s going to be a lot of fun for all of us. I’ve reworked the show to play outdoors in large stadiums. It’s really good. Even more moving, engaging, dramatic and thrilling than the Arena shows. I’ve had to rethink the whole thing about stadiums. This wide wall stadium show couldn’t have been done 40 years ago. We couldn’t have filled the space in a way that would have been emotionally, musically and theatrically satisfying. Technology has changed. Now we can.”
Waters had “The Wall” eerder al opnieuw uitgevonden door het toepassen van moderne techniek en special effects bij zijn vorige tour in 2010. Die tour werd wereldwijd door het publiek omarmd tijdens talloze uitverkochte shows waaronder een record aantal van 9 uitverkochte avonden in het River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentië. Tijdens deze tournee stond Waters ook drie avonden in een uitverkocht GelreDome. “The Wall” blijft een van de meest invloedrijke albums in de geschiedenis, met een groot effect op de popcultuur die nog in vele generaties muziekliefhebbers nagalmt.
“The best Arena show ever. Period.” - New York Post
“The Wall Live is flawless. Everyone should see it once before they die.”- Philadelphia Inquirer
“The work resonates even more strongly than before” – The Independent
“The Wall is a triumph of scale and ambition…. the pinnacle of rock achievement” The Times, London
“You certainly get a lot of bang for your bucks” – The Telegraph
“The Wall is the perfect screen for the most eye-popping, thought provoking concert animations and visual graphics I’ve ever seen.” - London Evening Standard
“It is impossible not to be impressed with this show as a sensory experience” - The Guardian
Voor 2010 was “The Wall” eenvoudig te groot om te kunnen touren, maar de nieuwe stadions en de vooruitgang van de technologie hebben die moeilijkheden opgelost. Waters heeft de look en feel van de show aangepast om er zeker van te zijn dat het overeenkomt met de verbazingwekkende theatrale extravaganza waar “The Wall” legendarisch om is geworden, om het zo mogelijk te maken nog meer generaties te inspireren met het adembenemende, audiovisuele spektakel. Voor die tour was “The Wall” slechts 29 in zijn geheel opgevoerd in Engeland tijdens de 1980 tour van Pink Floyd ter promotie van het album en een keer tijdens de viering van de val van de muur in Berlijn.
|The Wall – Europa 2013|
|Zaterdag 20||Werchter festival terrein|
|Dinsdag 23||Split Poljud Stadium|
|Vrijdag 26||Padova Euganeo Stadium|
|Zondag 28||Rome Olympic Stadium|
|Woensdag 7||Praag Synot Tip Stadium (Slavia)|
|Vrijdag 9||Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena|
|Zondag 11||Kopenhagen Parken Stadium|
|Woensdag 14||Oslo Telenor Arena|
|Thursday 15||Oslo Telenor Arena|
|Saturday 17||Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium|
|Dinsdag 20||Warschau Narodowy Stadium|
|Vrijdag 23||Wenen Donauinsel|
|Zondag 25||Boedapest Puskas Ferenc Stadium|
|Woensdag 28||Boekarest Piata Consitutiei|
|Vrijdag 30||Sofia Vasil Levski Stadium|
|Zondag 1||Belgrado Usce Park|
|Woensdag 4||Berlijn Olympic Stadium|
|Vrijdag 6||Dusseldorf Esprit Arena|
|Zondag 8||Amsterdam Arena|
|Woensdag 18||Dublin Aviva Stadium|
Zondag 8 september 2013
Entree: € 39, € 49, € 59, € 65, € 75 (excl. servicekosten)
Aanvang: 20.00 uur
Van maandag 12 november 17.00 uur t/m vrijdag 16 november 21.00 uur is het al mogelijk kaarten voor dit concert te kopen via de speciale American Express presale op www.americanexpress.nl/livenation.
GLORIANA, Tom Gossin , Rachel Reinert ,Mike Gossin. From the band’s earliest days, the members of Gloriana have always known that good things take time. The country trio first came together in 2008 when brothers Tom and Mike Gossin moved into Rachel Reinert’s Nashville apartment. Together they spent months in cramped quarters, surviving on Ramen Noodles while trying to shape their sound. “Gloriana are three people who have played music for their entire lives,” says Mike. “But we never really caught a break until coming together. Tom and I played in bars for 10 years, but it wasn’t until the three of us got together that we knew we had something special.”
That something special has held Tom, Mike, and Rachel together through all manner of personal and professional struggles over the past several years: from relationship upheavals, to the departure of band-mate Cheyenne Kimball, to long stretches away from loved ones on the road, to wondering whether their music would ever catch fire. Fortunately it did when Gloriana’s 2009 self-titled debut album soared to No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart propelled by the gold-certified single “Wild At Heart”. That same year, they spent two years on the road with Taylor Swift and won both an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and a coveted ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group in 2010.
It’s been a minute since that heady time, but the wait has been worth it. Already, the band’s first single “(Kissed You) Good Night”, from their eagerly anticipated July 31st CD release, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, has shot up the Billboard Country Singles Chart. It has become Gloriana’s fastest-rising single to date and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the group’s creative evolution – a willingness and confidence to write songs taken from personal experience and introspection.
”A Thousand Miles Left Behind literally and figuratively describes our lives over the past three years,” Tom explains. “It’s also a testament to how we’re constantly learning and growing with every experience on the road, because this album is really about just that — growth.”
The album, their second produced by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Matt Serletic, is Gloriana’s most personally revealing and emotionally resonant work to date, relaying their hopes, dreams, disappointments, and triumphs against a richly textured country backdrop. The band members co-wrote every song, often collaborating with Serletic (who has worked with Willie Nelson, The Band Perry, and Matchbox Twenty) as well as several of Nashville’s finest composers, including Josh Kear (Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum), Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride), Tommy Lee James (Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood), Stephanie Bentley (Faith Hill, Martina McBride), and Wendell Mobley (Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney).
The result is an engaging mix of up-tempo, good-time numbers (“Wanna Take You Home,” “Sunset Lovin’,” “Go On…Miss Me,” “Doin’ It Our Way”) and graceful, heartfelt songs (current Top 20 single “(Kissed You) Good Night,” “Can’t Shake You,” “Turn My World Around,” “Carolina Rose,” “Soldier Song”) that showcase Gloriana’s signature harmonies, as well as their ear for irresistible melodies and undeniable knack for story-telling. Tom’s songs tend to deal with the allure of fame (“Gold Rush”) and how his wandering lifestyle has impacted his relationship (“Carolina Rose” and “Can’t Shake You”). “A lot of the songs on the album are written from the point of view of the person I would like to be,” he says. “’Like on ‘(Kissed You) Good Night,’ my alter ego comes in and does what I’m afraid to do in real life. It’s ultimately a song about not ending up with regrets because the worst thing is to look back on something and think, ‘I wish I had done things differently.’”
Mike found himself digging deepest emotionally on “Turn My World Around,” where he sketches out one of the darkest times in his life. “Before Gloriana, I was living in North Carolina and I was broke,” he says. “I didn’t have a car. I was sleeping on my brother’s couch. I was in a rut thinking, ‘Is anything ever going to happen?’ The song is about meeting somebody who pulled me out of that bad place and saved me.” Rachel’s most personal moment “Where My Heart Belongs”, closes out the album with her happy memories of growing up in Georgia. “I wanted to reflect on that carefree childhood vibe and how circumstances change as we grow older,” she says. “My parents have since split up and everyone has moved on with their lives. I wanted to express in a subtle way that even though things change, memories remain.”
The members of Gloriana come by their songwriting bonafides through a lifetime steeped in music. Born in the upstate New York town of Utica, Tom and Mike were raised by parents who “worshipped songwriters,” Tom says. “My dad was always saying, ‘Hold on, we’ve got to put the right song on for this’ before anything could happen.” The boys, who both took up piano at age four, had an old-school upbringing, complete with Sunday dinner at their grandmother’s house after church with their entire extended family clustered around a folding table. “My dad was a truck driver and my mom cut hair in our kitchen for extra cash,” Tom says. “Being from a poor family and living in the middle of nowhere — our lives were a country song. My parents were born and raised in Utica. People don’t leave the area. I was the rebel kid who was like, ‘I’m going to get the hell out of here, you just watch.’”
After graduating early from high school at age 16, Tom enrolled at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington then dropped out two years later to focus on music. By this time, Mike had followed him there and the brothers began playing gigs five nights a week, anywhere they could, to make money. “My mom was like, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to go to community college?’” Mike recalls, “and I said, ‘No, Mom, this is going to work, trust me.’” Before the brothers knew it, ten years had passed. “It breaks you down,” Mike says. “It makes you look at yourself and wonder, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’” The Gossins decided to move to Nashville, which is where they met Florida native Rachel Reinert who lived in Marietta, GA, and Santa Ana, CA, before signing a publishing deal at 16 and moving to Music City at 18 to launch a career as a singer-songwriter. Tom and Mike moved into her spare bedroom. “They slept in the same bed with a mound of pillows separating them,” Rachel says with a laugh. The group spent the next six months getting their sound together before sending a demo to Serletic’s Emblem Music Group, which signed the band and set their burgeoning career in motion.
Their final show before hitting the road for two years with Swift in 2009 was at the sports bar Wild Wing Café in Columbia, SC, where they were literally paid in chicken wings. Next thing they knew, Gloriana were performing for thousands of people at an arena in Evansville, Indiana. For the past three years, they have toured constantly, opening for such artists as Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, and Brooks & Dunn. In 2010, the band launched its first nationwide headlining trek, The Long Hot Summer Tour.
“The first night we opened for Alan Jackson, we asked him if he had any advice for a group starting out, and he said, ‘Man, it’s all about the music, make sure you stay true to the music,’” Mike says. “And I think through the growth of this band, and all the ups and downs of this rollercoaster ride that we’ve been on, it feels like we’ve finally found our place. A Thousand Miles Left Behind is it; it just feels right. This is us, Gloriana, singing about where we are in our lives and the experiences we’ve had. That’s what country music is all about.” Gloriana Kissed You Good night now playing on Tablet TV
Born: January 17, 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland. Favoring a naughty schoolboy look that makes him seem even younger than his already tender years (22 when his first major-label album was released), Scottish artist, producer, and remixer Calvin Harris has a similarly youthful and forward-looking approach to his music. Skipping the usual apprenticeship in the clubs or on indie labels, Harris went from posting his own D.I.Y. electroclash music online through MySpace and similar sites to signing with the multinational giant EMI almost in a single step. A couple steps later, he was producing material for Kylie Minogue, Dizzee Rascal, and Rihanna.
Born on January 17, 1984, in the southern Scotland city of Dumfries, Harris was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and was recording bedroom demos by 1999. Two of these songs, “Da Bongos” and “Brighter Days,” were released as a 12″ club single and CD-EP by the Prima Facie label in early 2002 under the artist name Stouffer. With that single to his credit, the still teenaged Harris moved from Scotland to London, but as a very small fish in one of the world’s largest and most competitive ponds, Harris floundered; only one of his songs was released during his time in London, “Let Me Know” with vocalist Ayah on the Unabombers’ 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, Vol. 2.
Returning home to Dumfries, Harris began posting homemade solo recordings to his MySpace page. An A&R representative from EMI liked what he heard and signed Harris to the label in 2006. Following a pair of successful singles, Harris released his debut album, I Created Disco, in the summer of 2007. It featured two Top Ten hits (“Acceptable in the 80s” and “The Girls”), and climbed high in the album charts. Along with his work as a solo artist, including touring in front of a full live band, Harris quickly became an in-demand remixer — working on singles by Jamiroquai, Groove Armada, All Saints, and CSS. He also wrote and produced songs for Kylie Minogue’s 2007 comeback album, and collaborated with Dizzee Rascal on “Dance wiv Me,” which reached number one in the U.K.
“I’m Not Alone,” the first single from his second album, also hit number one upon release in April 2009, as did the album when it appeared that August. That album, Ready for the Weekend, topped the U.K. album chart and peaked at number 12 on Billboard’s U.S. dance/electronic chart. Through 2011, Harris took on production work for Example, Tinchy Stryder, and Rihanna (“We Found Love,” a quadruple-platinum hit in the U.S.), while he also issued two more of his own singles (the Kelis collaboration “Bounce” and “Feel So Close”). Harris’ third solo album, Calvin Harris, was released in June 2012. Calvin Harris – Feel so Close now plying on Tablet TV
Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan met during their freshmen year at Berklee College of Music. They were featured in the same concert, her playing strings and him jazz trombone. They started dating in the sophomore year and formed duo Karmin which is a combination of the word “Carmen” aka “Song” in Latin and “Karma”.
Despite starting off in classical route, Amy has always loved rap. “We started hearing Nicki Minaj and more rap on pop radio,” she said in an interview. “I’ve always loved rap, but I grew up in a Christian household and wasn’t allowed to listen to stuff with a parental advisory sticker on it. So I knew I could rap in the shower, but I was so terrified about posting it online.”
Karmin covered such songs as Minaj’s “Super Bass” and Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” and uploaded them online, propelling their online cult popularity status. An EP titled “Inside Out” was released in 2010. Up to their second album, “The Winslow Session”, Karmin were still an indie act. But their name caught the attention of L.A. Reid who then signed them under Epic. Karmin – Brokenhearted now playing on Tablet TV
Kelly Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982 in Burleson, Texas. In 2002, she was the winner of the first season of “American Idol,” the prize for which was a million-dollar RCA record contract. Her first single “A Moment Like This,” jumped from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and her first album earned two Grammy Awards. Clarkson continues to record and perform.
American Idol Winner
Singer, songwriter. Born Kelly Brianne Clarkson on April 24, 1982 in Burleson, Texas. Clarkson graduated from Burleson High School in 2000, where she sang in the school choir. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.
Supporting herself with numerous odd jobs, Clarkson made a few television appearances and eventually landed a job working as a female vocalist with songwriter Gerry Goffin. Unfortunately, a bout of bad luck discouraged her and she returned to Texas shortly thereafter. In 2002, a friend told her about a new talent search show on Fox called American Idol, and Clarkson became one of 10,000 contestants. Now playing on Tablet TV: Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
Born March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood had put aside her singing dreams for a degree in broadcast journalism, but everything changed when she auditioned for American Idol during her senior year. She was the winner of the show’s fourth season and went on to win multiple Grammy and Academy of Country Music awards. She is also currently the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Grand Ole Opry Inductee
Singer. Born Carrie Marie Underwood on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. After winning the musical talent show American Idol, Carrie Underwood has emerged as one of the most popular female performers in country music today. She was born and raised on a farm. “I had a very happy childhood full of the wonderful simple things that children love to do,” Underwood said on her website. “Growing up in the country, I enjoyed things like playing on dirt roads, climbing trees, catching little woodland creatures and, of course, singing.”
After graduating high school, Underwood went to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. There she studied for a degree in broadcast journalism, having put aside her dreams of becoming a singer. During her senior year, Underwood decided to try out for American Idol. She not only passed that audition, but went on to become the winner of the show’s fourth season. Now on Tablet TV Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
Blake Shelton BioOklahoma native Blake Shelton moved to Nashville in 1994, two weeks after his high-school graduation, to launch a songwriting career that would eventually make him one of the leading males in contemporary country music. Back home, he’d received statewide attention by touring the bar circuit and winning the Denbo Diamond Award, the top award for young Oklahoma entertainers. In Nashville, Shelton was able to maintain that momentum by selling songs to several publishing houses, including Naomi Martin Music, Warner/Chappell Music, and Jerry Crutchfield Music. He also landed a solo contract with Giant Records. Favoring a traditional style of country music that included sentimental ballads as well as blue-collar rock songs, he made a splash in 2001 with the chart-topping single “Austin,” which spent five weeks at number one. “All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red” followed in 2002, pushing Shelton’s accompanying debut album — the self-titled Blake Shelton, released by Warner Bros. after the dissolution of Giant Records — to gold status.
With Shelton’s songs still enjoying airtime on country radio, he returned to the studio to work on a second album. The Dreamer appeared in February 2003, hot on the heels of another number one single titled “The Baby.” A third album, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, was released in 2004, along with an accompanying DVD featuring several of his music videos. Three years later, Shelton scored his fourth consecutive gold album with Pure BS, which featured a guest appearance by girlfriend (and fellow country singer) Miranda Lambert.
Lambert and Shelton attracted more and more media attention as their relationship progressed. Lambert made another appearance on his next album, 2008′s Startin’ Fires, and sang about their relationship on her own release, Revolution. Shelton eventually proposed in 2010, issuing a pair of well-received EPs — Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight — that same year. The EPs yielded three number one hits, followed in 2011 by another chart-topper, “Honey Bee,” which doubled as the lead single from his sixth album, Red River Blue. Shelton married Lambert that spring, several weeks after joining the judging panel of NBC’s prime-time singing competition, The Voice Now playing on Tablet TV
Born on December 8, 1984, Nicki Minaj is an Indo-Asian descent. She grew up in a troubled family with a father who was a drug addict. She studied singing and acting at LaGuardia High School but like many other big stars, she began her singing career as a backing vocalist for other artists.
Her talent was first spotted by Young Money CEO Fendi on MySpace and later was recruited for The Carter Edition of Young Money’s “The Come Up” DVD series. Her rapping skill caught Lil Wayne’s attention who later on tagged her for a number of collaborations in his mixtapes.
In April 2007, Nicki released her first mixtape “Playtime Is Over”. Weezy lent his vocal on one of the songs. A year later, she dropped another mixtape “Sucka Free” which landed her as Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards.
After the arrival of her third mixtape “Beam Me Up Scotty” which received positive reviews from BET and MTV, she appeared in a bunch of joint tracks for studio albums from the likes of Ludacris, Usher, Mariah Carey and, of course, her mentor Weezy. Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm is now playing on Tablet TV.
Brit-pop icons Blur will air two new songs live and streaming online via Twitter.
NME reports that Blur will showcase two new songs ‘ ‘Under The Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’ ‘ which were written for their forthcoming Hyde Park show to close the London Olympics.
Blur have posted a video claiming the performance will be the first time a band have streamed a show on Twitter and that it’ll be the first time they’ve performed the songs (which isn’t entirely true; you can hear ‘Under The Westway’ here).
Bassist Alex James says the two tracks ‘show completely different sides of Blur’, claiming ‘The Puritan’ is a ‘big and bouncy, up and at ‘em sing-along special’ and ‘Under The Westway’ is ‘more a hymn’.
He said the 2009 shows ‘were the best we’ve ever done’ and again hints that this may be the final performance by the band, which Damon Albarn has been grappling with recently.
The band will perform the songs live on Monday 2 July ‘ ‘Under The Westway’ at 6:15pm and ‘The Puritan’ at 7:15 ‘ through @blurofficial.
Kelis is set to release her own range of cooking sauces.
The Milkshake singer performed at this weekend’s Isle of Wight music festival in the UK after taking time out from singing. During her hiatus, Kelis qualified as a chef and is now planning to unveil a range of condiments to show off her skills.
“I love lifestyle stuff, I love housewares. I’m really a homebody, honestly,’ she explained. ‘Anything to do with my kitchen, or my house, I’m all about it. I’m working on a sauce line, so that’s kind of exciting. I’m a saucier.”
Kelis also revealed she is working on material for her new album. The star laughed that she isn’t sure how much work she still has to do on the record as she’s so indecisive.
‘It depends what day you ask me, some days I’m like, ‘It’s 80 per cent done,’ and other days when I say, ‘I’m 40 per cent done.’ I’m sort of midway I guess. It’s exciting though, it’s more electro, it’s a little deeper and darker,’ she told NME.
The 32-year old R&B star has previously spoken of how important it is for pop stars to learn other skills.
‘In my line of work, you can forget how good it is to learn again,’ she confessed.
Between 2006 and 2010 Kelis trained part-time as a chef, eventually graduating from the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Hollywood.
Britney Spears is planning to rent a beachfront home in Malibu for the summer.
The singer was spotted looking around a property over the weekend. She was dressed casually as she took photos of the house with her fiancé Jason Trawick and her two sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.
“The house she checked out is for lease at just under $14,900 a month, and is also for sale for $7 million, but Brit’s people said she was only interested in a summer rental,” a source told RadarOnline.
Britney was also accompanied by her assistant and a team of bodyguards. The 30-year-old X Factor judge is believed to have spent around four hours looking at the house.
“They all seemed to really love it,” the source added.
The five-bedroom property is situated on the sand and boasts stunning ocean views and decking on each of its three levels. It also has a newly re-modelled kitchen, vaulted ceilings, 4.5 bathrooms, and the master suite situated at the top of the house has its own private sun deck. There is a studio apartment attached.
Britney last lived in Malibu when she was married to Kevin Federline.