The Revolution formed in 1979 when Prince joined drummer, Bobby Z and keyboardist Matt Fink. Over the next four years, several formations would emerge until finally Prince found the band he felt could master the challenging musicality of his vision. The legendary final line-up included Lisa Coleman on keyboards/piano, Wendy Melvoin on guitar and Brown Mark on bass. The Revolution was credited on three Prince studio-albums, Purple Rain, Around the World In a Day and Parade while some members also played on 1999, Controversy, Dirty Mind, Around The World in A Day and Sign O The Times. Together, they earned multiple #1 hits, as well as two Grammy® Awards and an Oscar, with the song “Purple Rain,” for Best Original Song Score in 1985.
Dvsn is an alternative R&B act that consists of producer Paul Jefferies (aka Nineteen85) and vocalist Daniel Daley. Similar in approach to early Weeknd, PartyNextDoor, and Majid Jordan, they specialize in narcotic slow jams featuring sexually frank lyrics, often in falsetto. Like some of the other Toronto-based artists in Drake’s orbit, dvsn weren’t all that forthcoming about their identities, but the names of Jefferies and Daley were the common factors in the songwriting credits of each dvsn song throughout the debut album. Released by Drake’s Warner-supported OVO Sound as a digital download in April 2016, it peaked at number 17 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. A handful of singles beginning with the May 2017 release of “Think About Me” led to second album Morning After.
The Petty Hearts are America’s definitive Tom Petty Tribute Show. Just like the original Tom and the Heartbreakers themselves, this band is also based out of Florida and is comprised of seasoned musicians who perfectly capture the rich guitar sounds and lush harmonies that have made Tom Petty a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Songwriter Hall of Famer, and top of the charts music maker for more than forty years. Their upbeat stage show has crowds energized from the first number, dancing and singing along to hit after timeless hit.
The Reverend Horton Heat is perhaps the most popular psychobilly artist of all time. The Reverend (as both the three-man band and its guitar-playing frontman were known) built a strong cult following through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a twisted sense of humor. The latter was nothing new in the world of psychobilly, of course, and Heat’s music certainly kept the trashy aesthetic of his spiritual forebears. The Reverend’s true innovation was updating the psychobilly sound for the alternative rock era. In his hands, it was something more than retro-obsessed kitsch — it had roaring distorted guitars, it rocked as hard as any punk band, and it didn’t look exclusively to pop culture of the past for its style or subject matter. Most of The Reverend’s lyrics were gonzo celebrations of sex, drugs, booze, and cars, and true to his name, his concerts often featured mock sermons in the style of a rural revivalist preacher.
P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in San Diego, CA, and have since charted their own course with worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, hugely successful international tours, and a series of chart-topping radio hits. Over the span of more than two decades they have released multiple studio albums of original songs – including the triple-platinum Satellite – seen chart success with more than a dozen Rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” the Active Rock hit “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever,” received three GRAMMY Award nominations, and racked up four No. 1 music videos. P.O.D. has also contributed songs to numerous major motion picture soundtracks.
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Kamelot’s release of their debut Eternity was praised by the music media as one of most promising debuts of all time. They went on to create many other albums all with striking results. Kamelot’s video “The Haunting” and “March of Mephisto” became huge hits on YouTube and prompted the band to launch their own YouTube channel, aptly titled KamTV. KamTV’s initial launch hurled the band into YouTube’s top 10 music channels and #1 Metal Channel, transcending all genres. Subsequently, Kamelot presented themselves more sinister and soulful on Ghost Opera and Poetry For The Poisoned, but have now returned to the melodic aspects of their multi-layered sound with the album, Silverthorn. The album, went directly to the top, debuting at the #1 position on Amazon’s Heavy Metal Chart! Along with this amazing accomplishment, Kamelot also impacted major charts in other categories including the #9 position on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, #24 on the Rock Charts, #79 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, as well as appearing on multiple international charts.
Multi Grammy award winning artist Shaggy is by all accounts the true definition of a renaissance man, besides his continuing success in reggae/dancehall music and it’s influence on pop music worldwide, Shaggy is fierce businessman, and humble philanthropist. Since exploding on the music scene, Shaggy’s several gold and multi-platinum selling albums have won him a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Reggae Album, 5 Grammy nominations, and topped an impressive chart list that included the Top 40 Rhythmic charts, Hot 100, Billboard 200, among others.
In 2012 Shaggy launched new label, Ranch Entertainment, Inc. The premiere reggae fusion label, headquartered in New York and Jamaica, was formed with the premise to develop and facilitate innovative approaches for up and coming artists to excel in the current market and provide established artists with opportunities outside their usual channels. The label was received to much fanfare which translated in a Sony/Brooklyn Knights/Ranch Entertainment deal. The unprecedented union still allowed Shaggy to have creative say in the production of his music, yet have a powerhouse supporting his music and brand.
Shaggy illustrious career has seen the international superstar perform alongside some of the biggest names in all genres of music, notably he recently collaborated with his longtime friend and producer Costi, as Shaggy joined Afro Pop artist Mohombi and Australian singer Faydee on the recently released vibrant and catchy single, “I Need Your Love.” The success of the single was eminent, and Shaggy traveled to Spain’s Castellon Coast to film the blockbuster video, capturing the international flavor of the song. To date the video has garnered over 30 million views.
His accolades are too many to count, but distinctly his appearance on the long running late night talk show “Tonight Show” for a “Shaggy Off” tops the list of Shaggy’s career highlights. Through it all, the charismatic star has remained humble, taking his career in strides. He has defied the odds, succeeded on his own terms and continues to break down barriers for those who dare to follow in his footsteps.
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical
ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band. Operating within the fiery brand of American
roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," it highlights King’s gorgeous,
rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful
musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. Raised in
Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with
his father. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut; The Marcus King Band
broadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the
process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step
rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments,
handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home
with his soulful, incendiary voice.
Venezuelan indie rock band Viniloversus will headline a showcase of South Floridas unique music talent.
The Magpie Salute is an exciting new band that features musicians who have played together for decades throughout various projects and share a musical bond. The band brings Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, together with two key members of Crowes fame – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – alongside drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute marks the reunion of the Robinson and Ford guitar team which ended back in 1997 when Ford left The Black Crowes. The band also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. The term “Magpie Salute” references a British superstition about the imperative to salute a Magpie anytime you see one in order to ward off negativity, or to have a good day. Clearly, The Magpie Salute intends to mix it up, breathing new life into musical bonds, rooted in tradition and the universal language of Rock and Roll.
Trombone Shorty has released “No Good Time,” the third single from Parking Lot Symphony, the Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, which comes out this Friday, April 28. The shuffling, bluesy song was written by Troy and the album’s producer Chris Seefried, and features Troy singing and playing trombone, trumpet, keyboards and drums backed by his stellar band and a choir.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have also announced an extensive Fall headline tour that kicks off September 14 at ACL Live in Austin, Texas, and includes two nights at Terminal 5 in New York City (October 13-14). Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue comes to Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale for two nights, Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30 with Dumpstafunk.
The band also plays album release shows tonight in NYC at the Bowery Ballroom, and this Saturday, April 29 in New Orleans at their annual Treme Threauxdown at the Saenger Theatre. Trombone Shorty will also perform on May 7 at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where he has inherited the festival’s prestigious closing set in the legacy of great New Orleans artists like the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair. A summer co-headline tour with St. Paul & The Broken Bones will include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August. 30. For more tour details visit tromboneshorty.com/tour.
General Admission tickets are $36.50 in advance and $40.00 day of show.Fan pre-sales begin Tuesday, April 25 at 10am, with general tickets going on sale Friday, April 28 starting at 10:00 a.m. To purchase tickets go to the Revolution Live Box Office (No Fees at Revolution Box Office), www.livenation.com and all TicketMaster outlets or charge by: 800-745-3000.
Blues Traveler started their career in the late ‘80s, and went on to become one of the most widely known artists in the jam-band scene. In celebration of their monumental 30 year career, Blues Traveler has announced that they will embark on a 30 Year Anniversary tour this October. Kicking off on October 11th at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, the 25 date run will take the band across the US, wrapping up at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA on November 19th.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday, April 25th and tickets for the general public will go onsale on Friday, April 28th starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. To purchase tickets and find more information on pre-sale options, please visit www.bluestraveler.com. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
Frontman John Popper states, “Three decades… three decades and I am still surprised when we play and find some rich new musical vein to tap. Three decades and I cannot believe my luck with this band of brothers and this string we have run! Thirty years since a bunch of loud boys embarked on an adventure that took them around the world and made them a family that has not ceased growing to this day. Thirty years later and I am still so very grateful.”
Guitarist Chan Kinchla adds, “The longer I do it the more I like it! I remember laying on my bed at 13 years old in Princeton, New Jersey. Spinning my precious LPs, dropping the needle back across a part over and over trying vainly to scry some part of a Bowie record or a Clash record or a Pretenders record, maybe gazing at the back of the album jacket as side A played again and again. All I dreamed of was playing in a cool band with great musicians, in front of a bad ass crowd, creating a floating, bubbling, hissing group. Think rock show in the shiny lights. The fact that I’ve been able to be a part of exactly that for 30 years leaves me humbled and thankful and wanting more….much more!”
Blues Traveler — John Popper (lead vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Brendan Hill (drums), and Ben Wilson (keyboard) — have a proven reputation for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring. With a total of twelve studio albums — four gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum — they have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, and played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Their hit “Run-Around” is the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, and earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1996. The group also founded H.O.R.D.E. Festival, a touring progressive rock music festival and creative nest, hosting everyone from Beck and Neil Young to Ben Harper and Squirrel Nut Zippers.
Continuing the tradition of sitting in with other bands, Blues Traveler’s John Popper has sat in with countless artists all over the world, including Foo Fighters, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban, and even alternative acts like Passion Pit. With an open mind, it’s no surprise that on the group’s latest release, Blow Up The Moon, they took this a step further to enlist a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop, on their first-ever collaborative album.
As they enter the fourth decade of their career, Blues Traveler will begin recording their a brand new album this May, expected for release in early 2018.