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Blackbird PresentsThe Last Waltz 40 Tour, the tribute trek celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Band's historic 1976 farewell concert, wrapped up early last month, but now an additional leg of dates has been scheduled due to "overwhelming demand." The new series of shows, which gets underway March 30 in Grand Prairie, Texas, will feature a slightly different lineup than the tek's first leg, with New Orleans legend Dr. John taking the place of ex-Doobie Brothers singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald.

Dr. John, of course, was among the many stars who performed alongside The Band at the original Last Waltz concert, which was held November 25, 1976, at San Francisco's Winterland venue. Other musicians who will be performing on the upcoming Last Waltz 40 Tour dates include ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, country artist Jamey Johnson and Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terence Higgins. In addition, Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers and Dave Malone of The Radiators will serve as special guests during the trek, which is plotted out through an April 15 in San Francisco.

Tickets for the newly announced concerts will go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. ET at LastWaltz40Tour.com.

Here are all of The Last Waltz 40 Tour upcoming dates:

3/30 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
3/31 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
4/1 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
4/2 -- San Antonio, TX, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
4/7 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
4/8 -- Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace
4/9 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater
4/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
4/14 -- Valley Center, CA, Harrah's Resort Southern California
4/15 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic

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Courtesy of PoisonOpen up and say, "Ahh!" Poison fans! The '80s glam-metal band has announced plans for its first headlining shows in more than a decade to feature the group's original lineup -- singer Bret Michaels, guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall and drummer Rikki Rockett -- which will take place on select off dates during its previously announced tour with Def Leppard and Tesla.

So far, six headlining performances have been confirmed -- on April 28 in Raleigh, North Carolina; April 29 in Charlotte, North Carolina; May 7 in Huntington, West Virginia; May 9 in Albany, New York; May 26 in Rapid City, South Dakota; and May 27 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Several more dates are expected to be added to Poison's itinerary.

"I'm really looking forward to the Poison tour," says Michaels in a statement. "It's going to be incredible playing all the hits and putting on a hell of a high-energy rock show for the three generations of awesome fans."

As previously reported, Poison's package tour with Def Leppard and Tesla kicks off April 8 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is mapped through a June 25 concert in Indianapolis.

For more details, visit PoisonWeb.com.

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Michael Dorf PresentsThe 2017 edition of the star-studded annual tribute concert at New York's Carnegie Hall that entrepreneur Michael Dorf organizes is set to take place this Monday, with this year's event honoring Aretha Franklin. The impressive lineup for the show, dubbed "The Music of Aretha Franklin," includes such well-known artists as Todd Rundgren, Kenny Loggins, Melissa Etheridge, Living Colour and Sam Moore.

Dorf tells ABC Radio that he thinks one of most appealing aspects of the Franklin tribute show will be hearing singers not necessarily associated with soul music putting their spin on Aretha's famous tunes.

"To hear Todd Rundgren or Kenny Loggins…for example, do Aretha Franklin, it's just gonna be absolutely cool," Dorf declares. "I mean, these are voices that people know, and then to hear them doing some material of Aretha [will be] very special."

Michael, who's the founder of the City Winery chain of music venues, adds that he expects the concert will give a number of the performers the chance to display their hidden soul or gospel influences.

"I've always thought that Todd Rundgren had a bit of soul," Dorf maintains. "And…I think several of these artists…now that you see them identified with this Aretha show, you [will] go, 'Oh, yeah, yeah. There always was that respect or hint for some gospel in their vocals or in their music.'"

Meanwhile, Dorf tells ABC Radio that he and the show's other organizers are "trying very hard" to have the Queen of Soul attend the event. "No promises, but fingers crossed," he says.

As with Dorf's previous "Music Of" events, all proceeds from the Franklin tribute will go toward various music education programs for underserved or underprivileged young people. For more information about the show, visit MusicOf.org. General admission tickets can be purchased at CarnegieHall.org.

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Marc Hauser; Joseph LlanesJohn Mellencamp recently released a new single called "Grandview" that features guest vocals by Martina McBride. The heartland rocker and the country star will team up to perform the tune for the first time ever on television this evening on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"Grandview" is one of 13 tracks that will appear on Mellencamp's forthcoming studio album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, a collaborative project with veteran country-folk artist Carlene Carter that's due out April 28. You can check out the studio version of the rootsy rock tune now on Mellencamp's SoundCloud page.

This evening's episode of The Tonight Show, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT, also will feature Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon and pop/R&B star Alicia Keys.

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAFElton John marked his 25th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party with a milestone: Seven million dollars was raised for his AIDS Foundation. At the star-studded gala, Elton told the crowd, "This party and our work have always been about love, inclusion, fairness and good health for everyone. We believe these remedies can cure anything...most especially AIDS.”

The event was attended by celebrities like Sting, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cornell, Beck, Quincy Jones, Heidi Klum, Jeffrey Tambor, Sharon Stone, Seth MacFarlane, Tracee Ellis Ross, Caitlyn Jenner, Gordan Ramsay, Jane Seymour, Michelle Dockery, Regina King and dozens more. One of guests, sometimes Queen singer Adam Lambert, noted that the fight against AIDS "still needs to go on."

"I think maybe some of the young generation right now have sorta downplayed it a bit," Adam, who's gay, said on the red carpet. "So we have to kinda remind them, 'This is what it is, this is how to prevent it, this is how to deal with it.'"

He added, "Especially right now in this sociopolitical time, I think it's really important. HIV AIDS is one component of a community that's being marginalized, so we have stand up and make sure that we dig our feet in the sand and stay strong."

A chunk of the seven million dollars was raised via an auction of items like a BVLGARI diamond necklace, fine-art prints picturing Elton, his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, Carly Simon and others, a five-day vacation at Steven Tyler's Hawaiian home, and two tickets to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

The entertainment was provided by the band St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and Elton joined them to perform their song "I'll Be Your Woman."

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Doug SondersSir Rod Stewart could have arrived at his gig at London's O2 arena on Monday night by Ferrari, stretch limo or even horse-drawn carriage, but he decided to be a regular bloke and take the Tube...or the subway, as we call it in the U.S.

His wife, Penny Lancaster, documented their journey from their country house into London via commuter rail on Instagram, and then posted a photo of Rod riding the Tube to the gig. The singer attempted to disguise himself by wearing a coat with his hood up and sunglasses, but since it was a rainy day, that may have been a tip-off.

One fan commenting on the pic noted that the 72-year-old rock legend was standing on the subway, and not sitting down. "You'd think someone would have given the old boy a seat after all his hard [work]," the fan cracked.  Another fan commented that nobody would notice them because "everyone is looking down at their phone."

Monday night's show was the final stop on Rod's 2016 tour.  It had been rescheduled from November after he was forced to cancel due to a throat infection. Rod starts a new run of shows at Caesars Palace on March 15 as part of his ongoing Las Vegas residency.

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Joseph Okpako/RedfernsA British songwriter and guitarist has swatted U2 with a $5 million copyright-infringement lawsuit claiming that the Irish rockers ripped off one of his compositions for their 1991 tune "The Fly." The New York Daily News reports that Paul Rose, who now lives in New York, named U2's four members and their label in his suit, which was filed Monday in a Manhattan federal court.

In the lawsuit, Rose alleges that "'The Fly' copied and incorporated substantial, distinct, important and recognizable portions" of a 1989 song he wrote called "Nae Slappin," which he copyrighted in 1991. Among the key elements the suit claims U2 copied are Rose's tune's guitar hook and solo, and its driving percussion.

According to the suit, Rose's agent had a demo tape of "Nae Slappin" passed along to executives at Island Records, U2's longtime label, in 1989, while pointing out that the band recorded "The Fly" the following year. The lawsuit maintains that Paul's song was "played and repeatedly listened to in the Island Records office," while noting that U2 also frequently spent time in the offices during that period.

The suit proposes that the songs are too similar for U2 to have accidentally come up with "The Fly" without hearing "Nae Slappin." The lawsuit maintains that the "Defendants have knowingly been exploiting 'The Fly' without crediting Rose as a writer for more than 25 years." Rose is seeking $5 million plus attorney fees.

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Courtesy of Blackbird PresentsJohn Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Warren Haynes will join a slew of country artists at an all-star tribute to Merle Haggard that's being organized by the late country legend's family, his friend Willie Nelson and Blackbird Presents. "Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard" will be held April 6 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

The date of the concert is significant because it's not only the one-year anniversary of Haggard's passing, but it also would have been his 80th birthday. The show's lineup also features Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lucinda Williams, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare. Expect more additions to the bill as the date approaches.

Don Was, country songwriter and producer Buddy Cannon and Haggard's son Ben will serve as the evening's music directors.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. The concert will also be filmed and recorded for distribution as both a special and an album.

"I am so very thankful for this tribute to my husband," says Merle's widow, Theresa Haggard. "Please come join me and my family at this fantastic show that Merle would be so proud of."

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Courtesy of AXS TVA new concert special featuring a 2016 performance by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, will get its televison premiere this Sunday, March 5, on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The show captures Plant and his group playing a headlining set at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption, an immersive multimedia experience curated by the film director that took place last October at the Ace Hotel and Theatre in Los Angeles.

The intimate concert included reworked versions of such classic Led Zeppelin songs as "Black Dog," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "Whole Lotta Love," plus renditions of tunes from Plant's latest solo album, 2014's Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.

Festival of Disruption was a two-day benefit event that featured musical and dance performances, DJs, discussions, art exhibits, virtual reality displays, film screenings, meditation sessions and more. Proceeds from the fest went toward the David Lynch Foundation, which provides Transcendental Meditation education programs to domestic-violence victims, veterans suffering PTSD, at-risk young people and others.

"Throughout the history of rock, few artists have been as influential and enduring as Robert Plant," says AXS TV executive Evan Haiman. "This incredible concert showcases the music icon at the top of his game, putting his signature vocals and effortless charm on full display as he blazes through an expansive set list that will satisfy both die-hard fans and curious newcomers, alike."

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Earlier this month, Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke released a new solo album called All Because of You, on which he showcases his talents as a singer, songwriter and guitar player. The diverse collection finds Kirke exploring an array of musical genres, including rock, pop ballads, R&B, country, folk and gospel.

The 67-year-old rock veteran tells ABC Radio he didn't set out to create an album featuring so many different styles.

"I just play the songs, and as they come out that's how they come out," Simon explains. He also notes that his biggest musical influence is James Taylor, an artists whom, he points out, "straddles that world of pop and country."

Kirke reveals that beyond his musical influences, the inspiration behind many songs on All Because of You is his fiancée, Maria.

"She was the muse for several songs on the album, and the album is kind of dedicated to her and for her…All Because of You," he notes, adding that the record also is dedicated to "the people that championed me to explore songwriting."

One of the album's tracks that's sure to interest Kirke's fans is unique, reggae-flavored rendition of Band Company's 1975 hit, "Feel Like Making Love" that features Simon on ukulele. Kirke tells ABC Radio that one day Maria heard him playing the tune -- which she didn't know -- on a ukulele shortly after he bought one and she loved the way it sounded. Although he was worried about how Bad Company fans would react to his version, his fiancée convinced him to record it.

"It's not sexy, but it's cheeky and cheerful," Simon says of his rendition of the song. "I think it turned out really well."

Find out more details about All Because of You at TheEndRecords.com.

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Credit: Claude GassianAround the time The Rolling Stones' recent blues covers album, Blue & Lonesome, was released this past December, the band members revealed that they also were working on a record of original tunes. Now, frontman Mick Jagger says that things are moving forward with the latter project.

Speaking with Showbiz411.com's Roger Friedman at Vanity Fair's pre-Oscars party a few days ago, Jagger revealed, "I'm working on new songs now." Mick attended the bash with three of his children.

Blue & Lonesome debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 in December. The album includes songs previously recorded by such influential blues artists as Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor and Howlin' Wolf, and features Eric Clapton on guest guitar on two tracks.

The Rolling Stones haven't announced any official touring plans for 2017, although their expansive Exhibitionism memorabilia exhibit, which will be on display at New York City's Industria gallery until March 12, will re-open at Chicago's Navy Pier on April 15.

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Credit: Anna WebberGov't Mule, the group fronted by ex-Allman Brother Band guitarist Warren Haynes, has announced dates for a brief U.S. spring trek dubbed the Come What May tour. The outing gets underway with a May 17 concert that part of the New York City's 2017 Central Park SummerStage series and is mapped out through a May 28 appearance at the 2017 DelFest in Cumberland, Maryland.

Joining Gov't Mule at the New York City event will be former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson current band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The Come What May tour also includes performances in Washington, D.C.; St. Louis; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis; and Milwaukee, as well as an appearance at the Summer Camp Music Festival on May 27 in Chillicothe, Illinois.

Tickets for most of the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 10, at 12 p.m. ET. Members of Gov't Mule's fan club will be able to buy pre-sale tickets beginning on Wednesday, March 8, 12 p.m. ET. People purchasing tickets for the concerts will get a free download of the band's forthcoming studio album, which is expected to be released this summer.

Meanwhile, Gov't Mule has a variety of other previously announced shows lined up in March and April, as well as an August 19 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, and an appearance at the 2017 Lockn' Festival, which runs from August 24 to 27 in Arrington, Virginia.
You can get full details about Gov't Mule's itinerary at Mule.net.

Here are all of the band's confirmed upcoming dates:

3/3 -- Lake Tahoe, NV, MontBleu Resort
3/4 -- Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
3/5 -- Phoenix, AZ, McDowell Mountain Music Festival
4/20-22 -- Live Oak, FL, Wanee Festival
4/23 -- Greenville, SC, Peace Center Concert Hall*
4/24 -- Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center*
4/26 -- Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall*
4/27 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre*
4/28 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre^
5/17 -- New York, NY, Central Park SummerStage#
5/19 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
5/20 -- Washington, DC, Warner Theatre
5/22 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
5/23 -- Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
5/25 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
5/26 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre
5/25-28 -- Cumberland, MD, DelFest
8/19 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/24-27 -- Arrington, VA, Lockn' Festival

* = with Eric Krasno Band
^ = Soulive
# = with Chris Robnson Brotherhood
= with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band.

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Credit: Michael LavineAdding to their numerous festival appearances this spring, Soundgarden is embarking on a North American headlining tour. The tour kicks off May 3 in Atlanta and will wrap up May 26 in Dallas, with The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan as supporting acts on select dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time via SoundgardenWorld.com.

Soundgarden's aforementioned festival appearances include headlining sets at Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range and the Beale Street Music Festival, among others.

Soundgarden is also working on their new album, which will be the follow-up to their 2012 comeback effort, King Animal, and releasing a remixed and expanded edition of their 1988 debut album Ultramega OK on March 10.

Here are Soundgarden's headlining tour dates:

5/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
5/6 -- Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
5/10 -- Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
5/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
5/17 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
5/22 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
5/25 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
5/26 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory

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Credit: Jess GriffinHeart's Ann Wilson is preparing to launch a new U.S. solo tour next month, and in honor of the impending trek, the powerhouse singer has revealed her top 10 all-time live albums. While many of Ann's choices will come as no surprise, her top pick likely will be an eye opener to quite a few of her fans.

Wilson ranks multi-talented entertainer Harry Belafonte's Grammy-winning 1959 album, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, as her #1 live record, noting that it inspired her to want to hit the stage herself. "When I was a child my parents used to play this.  It made me want to perform!" she explains. "Harry Belafonte's version of 'Danny Boy' on this album just put me over the edge."

At #2 is the 1971 Aretha Franklin album Aretha Live at Fillmore West, which Wilson says features the Queen of Soul "with all her fires blazing. Super inspiring!"

Landing at #3 is Elton John's memorable first live set, 17-11-70, which Wilson calls is "a fantastic listen!"

The Who's classic 1970 album Live at Leeds is Ann's fourth choice. "This one is raw, exciting and truly iconic," she writes. "The Who on all cylinders."

Rounding out the list are Deep Purple's Made in Japan at #5, Joni Mitchell's Miles of Aisles at #6, James Brown's Live at the Apollo at #7, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison at #8, Muse's Live at Rome Olympic Stadium at #9 and Duke Ellington's Ellington at Newport at #10.

Wilson plans to perform a mix of Heart classics and cover tunes by artists who've influenced her on her solo tour, which gets underway March 8 in her hometown, Seattle. Check out her full itinerary at AnnWilsonofHeart.com.

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HoLoGram RecordingsFormer Wings guitarist Laurence Juber is celebrating the music of his ex-boss Paul McCartney's old band on a new album titled LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles, which will be released on Friday, March 3.

The record is Juber's third collection of solo acoustic instrumental versions of Beatles songs, following 2000's LJ Plays The Beatles and 2010's LJ Plays The Beatles Vol. 2.

The 14-track album features an interesting selection of Fab Four tunes, including major hits like "She Loves You," "Hey Jude" and "Something," as well as lesser-known gems like "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Hey Bulldog." You can check out a promo video featuring audio clips of songs on LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles at Juber's official YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Juber has a bunch of shows and appearances on his upcoming schedule. Next up on his itinerary -- Laurence will be one of the special guests and performers at the 2017 New York City-area edition of The Fest for Beatles Fans, which runs from March 3 to March 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey. Check out his full itinerary at LaurenceJuber.com.

Laurence was a member of Wings' final incarnation from 1978 to 1981.

Here is the full track list of LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles:

"And Your Bird Can Sing"
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
"She Loves You"
"Day Tripper"
"Hey Jude"
"I'll Follow the Sun"
"If I Needed Someone"
"It's Only Love"
"Ticket to Ride"
"And I Love Her"
"Hey Bulldog"
"Something"
"Don't Let Me Down"
"Honey Pie"

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Legacy RecordingsNew details about Kinks frontman Ray Davies' upcoming solo album, Americana, and his plan to release a second volume of the autobiographical collection, have been revealed at Shore Fire Media's website.

On Davies' bio webpage at the site, Ray explains that he's putting out a follow-up to Americana, which will arrive later in 2017, because "[t]here was too much music to fit on to one…record." He adds, "I want both records to be put together and ultimately listened to in that way. There's two and a half hours of music that should really take you on a journey."

As previously reported, Americana will be released on April 21 and is a companion the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 2013 memoir of the same name. The album features spoken-word segments in addition to the songs.

"Structurally, it's quite complicated," notes Davies. "The book is quite abstract. The album has some of that feel too because it has music and spoken word, but I had to balance that out. I didn't want to have an album that was just music with readings interspersed, I wanted the story to flow."

Ray recorded Americana with the veteran alt-country band The Jayhawks. Davies and the group first got together in February 2015 to test their musical chemistry at The Kinks' Konk Studios in London.

"We did a couple of numbers and it worked really well," Ray reports. "They've got this sensibility that I like as players."

While he hasn't announced any tour dates in support of Americana, Davies says he's hoping to put together a multimedia show to present his new project.

"I'd like to hook up with a great director to turn Americana into something that's a combination of stage and screen," he says.

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Credit: Ross HalfinZZ Top recently launched a 2017 trek dubbed The Tonnage Tour, and now the famous Texas blues-rock trio has added a series of late-spring shows to the North American outing that include several concerts in their home state. The new dates begin with a May 12 performance in Amarillo, Texas, and run through June 10 show in Frisco, Texas, that also will feature Jimmy Buffett.

Among the other cities ZZ Top will visit are San Antonio; Biloxi, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Springfield, Missouri; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Cincinnati. Tickets for nearly all the shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 3, at 3 p.m. local time. Members of the band's Tres Hombres club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning this Tuesday, February 28, at 10 a.m.

ZZ Top's initial run of Tonnage Tour dates wind down on March 14 in Macon, Georgia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' next show is tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The band will follow its North American leg with a summer European trek that kicks off July 6 in Albi, France, and is mapped out through a July 30 concert in Maidstone, U.K.

Here are all of ZZ Top's forthcoming North American dates:

2/24 -- Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace Theater
2/25 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
2/26 -- Schenectady, NY, Proctor’s Theatre
3/3 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus
3/4 -- Shippensburg, PA, H. Ric Luhrs PAC – Shippensburg University
3/5 -- Washington, D.C., MGM National Harbor
3/11 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget
3/14 -- Macon, GA, City Auditorium
5/12 -- Amarillo, TX, Amarillo Civic Center
5/13 -- Wichita Falls, TX, Memorial Auditorium
5/14 -- Midland, TX, Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion and Amphitheater
5/16 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
5/18 -- Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Theatre
5/19 -- Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Theatre
5/20 -- Belton, TX, Bell Country Expo Center
5/22 -- San Angelo, TX, Foster Communications Coliseum
5/23 -- Hidalgo, TX, State Farm Arena
5/24 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Selena Auditorium
5/26 -- Little Rock, AR, Robinson Performance Hall
5/27 -- Park City, KS, Hartman Arena
5/28 -- Springfield, MO, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
5/30 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Foellinger Theatre - Outdoor
6/1 -- Interlochen, MI, Kresge Auditorium
6/2 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
6/3 -- Orillia, ON, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
6/6 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark
6/7 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion
6/9 -- Rogers, AR, Walmart Amp - Arkansas Music Pavilion
6/10 -- Frisco, TX, Toyota Stadium (with Jimmy Buffett)

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1988 © Paul McCartney/Photo by Linda McCartneyPaul McCartney is treating fans to another preview of the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his 1989 studio album, Flowers in the Dirt, which included several collaborations with Elvis Costello. McCartney has posted a video on his official YouTube channel that features the original demo of "My Brave Face," a song he co-wrote with Costello that reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The clip also features some rare footage of Paul and Elvis working and goofing around in the studio. The demo of "My Brave Face" is highlighted by McCartney and Costello's loose harmonies and strummed acoustic guitars.

The raw track is one of nine "original demos" recorded by Paul and Elvis that appear as bonus tracks on the expanded editions of Flowers in the Dirt, due March 24. An additional set of "1988 demos" of the same nine tunes are included on the Flowers in the Dirt Deluxe Edition box set.

The box set also contains a DVD with various music videos, three new short films featuring archival footage and a making-of documentary. The collection comes packaged with a 32-page book containing McCartney's handwritten notes and lyrics; a 64-page photo book; a catalog for the late Linda McCartney's 1989 Flowers in the Dirt photo exhibit; and a 112-page book focusing on the making of the album.

Recalling how he and Costello collaborated during the Flowers in the Dirt sessions, McCartney says, "[W]e sat opposite each other with our guitars because I had said to him early on that this is how I'd written with John [Lennon], with me being left handed and him being right handed, it was almost like looking in a mirror. We did virtually what John and I did which was just make up a song a day."

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ABC/Fred WatkinsFoo Fighters will headline this year's edition of the U.K. mega festival Glastonbury. The band revealed the news during a live streamed broadcast from the Cheese and Grain venue in Frome, England.

"The best band in the world today came to Worthy Farm to tell me that they're going to headline the Pyramid Stage," Glastonbury's Michael Eavis said. "Be there or be square."

Eavis then welcomed the Foos to the stage, where they launched into a performance of "Learn to Fly." The band is still playing the intimate venue, and you can watch the concert live via YouTube.

Foo Fighters were previously set the headline Glastonbury in 2015, but had to cancel after Dave Grohl famously broke his leg after during a show in Sweden.

Glastonbury 2017 will be held June 21-25.

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Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp has unveiled full details about his upcoming collaborative album with country-folk artist Carlene Carter, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which now is scheduled to be released on April 28 -- a week later than initially announced.

The album features 13 tracks, including the recently released single "Easy Target," a song focusing on strained race relations and gun violence in the U.S. that Mellencamp introduced on the eve of President Trump's inauguration.

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies also includes a rootsy rock track called "Grandview" featuring guest vocals by country star Martina McBride, which was been issued as John's latest single. The album is available for pre-order now, and those ordering the record in advance will get a free download of both "Easy Target" and "Grandview."

As previously reported, Mellencamp will support Sad Clowns & Hillbillies with a U.S. tour that kicks off on June 5 in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, Colorado. The singer-songwriter will be accompanied by Carter on the trek, which also will feature Americana legend Emmylou Harris and the folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine as support acts.

Tickets for most concerts on the tour went on sale Friday, February 24. For details about specific shows, visit Mellencamp.com and AEGLive.com. Those who purchase a ticket online also will receive a CD copy of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

Here's the album's full track list:

"Mobile Blue"
"Battle of Angels"
"Grandview" (featuring Martina McBride)
"Indigo Sunset"
"What Kind of Man Am I"
"All Night Talk Radio"
"Sugar Hill Mountain"
"You Are Blind"
"Damascus Road"
"Early Bird Café"
"Sad Clowns"
"My Soul's Got Wings"
"Easy Target"

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