The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
All bad things must come to an end
They want to end their career as a band on a high note and they don’t want to rip you off in the process. It took an hour long press conference yesterday for Motley Crue to announce they will play over 70 shows over four months through 2014 as their final blowout tour before retiring the outfit. The conference featured officials with band, like attorneys, and at the front of the state tomb stones for Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars. Halfway through the presser, the band eventually made it out where they fielded questions from a mediator and made it clear that they wanted to end the band with the founding members and not have it linger on for years, hobbling with a few members here and there. Nikki Sixx says the band wanted to sign a contract with each other that officially ends the band after the final tour. The contract makes it real. What’s also real is the band will be selling tickets for 15 to 20 bucks for the shows, making it extremely accessible for any rock fan. The band will be in St. Louis July 9th and in Illinois at Tinley Park August 8th, and in Moline November 9th. The band will also play Sturgis August 5th. All together the band will play over 70 shows over 4 different months.
If you can make it out to this year’s Carolina Rebellion festival in Concord, North Carolina, you’re set for a rockin’ time. The lineup for the two-day festival at the beginning of May includes Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock as headliners. Other artists set to perform May 3rd and 4th include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Motorhead, 311, Seether, Staind, Volbeat, A Day to Remember, Black Lable Society, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry and others. Get more details online at CarolinaRebellion.com. That would make for a perfect Spring getaway, wouldn’t it? Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Alice In Chains announced a sprig tour. The band will make their way through parts of the country’s mid section and north east. The announcement came this week with tickets going on sale through the band’s website Friday. There are no dates in Illinois, but a few in Iowa, Indiana and Michigan.
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