The latest installment of Setzer's "Rockabilly Riot!" tour features 11 concerts running from an August 5 performance in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, through an August 30 show in Henderson, Nevada. All of the dates take place on off nights during the Stray Cats trek, which kicks off August 3 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and winds down on August 31 in San Diego.
Tickets to most shows on the "Rockabilly Riot!" tour go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Brian's fan club will be able to buy pre-sale tickets for select dates beginning Tuesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. local time, while a local pre-sale for some shows starts Thursday, March 28, at 10 a.m. Visit BrianSetzer.com for more details.
Setzer's solo band features drummer Noah Levy, pianist/guitarist Kevin McKendree and bassist Mark Winchester. Brian's "Rockabilly Riot!" sets showcase songs from throughout his long career, including Stray Cats classics and solo material.
"When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester," Setzer declares. "Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer…And when you're talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it's a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other."
Here are all of Setzer's new "Rockabilly Riot!" tour dates:
8/5 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre 8/9 -- Union, ME, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery 8/10 -- Westhampton, NY, Westhampton Beach PAC 8/11 -- Selbyville, DE, The Freeman Stage @ Bayside 8/17 -- Bayfield, WI, Lake Superior Big Top Concert Series 8/20 -- St. Louis, MO, River City Casino 8/21 -- Memphis, TN, Graceland Soundstage 8/22 -- Tulsa, OK, Hard Rock 8/24 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Resort & Casino - Ballroom 8/25 -- Boulder, CO, Chautauqua Auditorium 8/30 -- Henderson, NV, Green Valley Ranch
And here are all of The Stray Cats' U.S. concerts:
8/3 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Ocean Resort Casino - Ovation Hall 8/6 -- New York, NY, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport 8/13 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 8/14 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center 8/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Meijer Garden 8/18 -- Welch, MN, Treasure Island Casino 8/26 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden 8/28 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre 8/31 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
David Redfern/RedfernsScott Walker, who was the lead singer of the '60s pop group The Walker Brothers before going on to have an influential solo career, has died at age 76.
Walker's passing was announced in a statement on the website of his record label, 4 AD.
Born Noel Scott Engel in Ohio, Walker teamed up with singer/guitarist John Maus to form The Walker Brothers in Los Angeles in 1964 with drummer Al "Tiny" Schneider, who soon was replaced by Gary Leeds. All three members took on the surname Walker, although they weren't related.
Powered by Scott's powerful baritone croon, the band found huge success after relocating to the U.K. Their biggest hits were 1965's "Make It Easy on Yourself" and 1966's "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," which both topped the U.K. singles chart and reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1967, Scott released his debut solo album, Scott, featuring songs with poetic, often surreal lyrics backed with dramatic string arrangements. After The Walker Brothers disbanded in 1968, Scott focused fully on his solo career.
Between 1967 and 1975, Scott released 10 solo albums, then reunited with The Walker Brothers for a few more albums. He returned to his solo career in 1984 with the avant-garde Climate of Hunter, and released a sporadic series of experimental albums after that. His final project was the score of the 2018 film Vox Lux, which starred Natalie Portman as an avant-garde pop star.
Among the artists who've cited Scott as an influence: David Bowie, Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, and Soft Cell's Marc Almond.
Courtesy Henry HoltToday is Elton John's 72nd birthday, and on Sunday, ahead of the celebration, he revealed the cover art and title of his upcoming autobiography.
The book is called, simply, Me, and it's cover features a black-and-white '70s-era photo of Elton, with only his glasses in color. He announced the news in a YouTube video, in which he said, in part, "I hope it encourages you to go out and buy it when the book comes out in October. Until then, bye bye!"
Me will be in stores October 15, and is available for pre-order now. According to The Bookseller, Elton will promote the book by appearing "in conversation" at London's Hammersmith Apollo venue in November, and will also do an in-store book signing at a bookshop in London's famed Piccadilly Circus. He'll promote the book in the U.S. as well.
Jeremy Trevathan of Pan Macmillan, which is publishing the book, is quoted by The Bookseller as saying that Me will be an "incredibly frank, funny and personal story."
He adds, "It's honest, irreverent, moving, revealing and, for the reader, it feels like Elton is sitting there, looking you in the eye, laughing and talking to you directly -- and it's such a pleasure to be in his company."
Courtesy of Dennis DeYoungDennis DeYoung fans will get to hear new music from the ex-Styx singer/keyboardist this Friday, March 29, when a video for a song called "Proof of Heaven" premieres.
According to a new Facebook post by DeYoung, the tune -- which he recorded with Ides of March frontman and ex-Survivor member Jim Peterik -- will be the first single off the forthcoming album by Peterik's star-studded World Stage project, Winds of Change, which is scheduled for an April 26 release. The song also will be featured on DeYoung's next solo album, expected to arrive later this year.
"The song 'PROOF OF HEAVEN' was originally written by Jim and me for my album but Jim wanted me to sing something on his so I suggested we put this track on both albums," Dennis explains, then adds, jokingly, "It will also appear on the new Beatle album. (Fake news)."
DeYoung notes that the track "is not indicative of the overall style of music on my album since no one track could do that but it should absolutely sound familiar to all Styx fans."
Winds of Change also features contributions from REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin, Loverboy's Mike Reno, Night Ranger drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy, and 38 Special's Don Barnes and Danny Chauncey. The album also includes a track boasting archival vocals by late Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison.
Meanwhile, DeYoung recently added a bunch of dates to his 2019 solo tour schedule, which now extends into November. Some shows will be joint gigs with Night Ranger, while many others will feature Dennis celebrating the 40th anniversary of Styx's 1977 album, The Grand Illusion.
Here are all of DeYoung's upcoming U.S. concerts:
3/28 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center* 3/29 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center* 3/30 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center* 4/8 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, Disney World Orlando - American Gardens Theatre 4/9 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, Disney World Orlando - American Gardens Theatre 4/12 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre 4/19 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 4/20 -- Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts 4/26 -- Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre# 4/27 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak# 5/3 -- Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center# 5/4 -- Rosemont, IL, Rosemont Theatre# 5/11 -- Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Amphitheater 5/17 -- Peachtree City, GA, Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater# 5/18 -- Baton Rouge, LA, L'Auberge Casino - Event Center 6/1 -- Jefferson City, MO, Concert Inside the Walls - Missouri State Penitentiary 6/7 -- Rice Lake, WI, Aquafest 7/19 -- Hampton, IA, Franklin County Fair 7/26 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater# 8/8 -- Oshkosh, WI, Waterfest Concert Series - Leach Amphitheatre 8/9 -- Toledo, OH, Promenade Park 9/1 -- Independence, KY, St. Cecilia Music Festival 10/11 -- Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater# 10/18 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre# 10/19 -- Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre# 11/1 -- Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal PAC - Knight Theater# 11/22 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place#
* = with the Nashville Symphony. = with Night Ranger. # = The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour.
Credit: Dave HoganYou can't always get what you want, but if what you want is to meet The Rolling Stones, well, you can get that…as long as you don't mind shelling out $17,500.
That's how much a special VIP package costs that offers a meet-and-greet with the British rock legends, as well as a pair of premium seats to one of a select list of concerts on the band's upcoming No Filter Tour of the United States.
The package, which is available at IfOnly.com, also includes a pre-show reception and a bag of limited-edition concert merch. During the meet-and-greet, which will be held after the gig, fans will get the chance to shake hands with the band members and take a picture with them.
Money raised by the sale of the VIP packages will benefit various charities supported by The Rolling Stones, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, God's Love We Deliver, Save the Children and The Jazz Foundation of America.
To see the concerts for which the packages are available, visit IfOnly.com.
The Stones' U.S. tour leg gets underway April 20 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
In other news, a video of the band's May 2018 performance of "Wild Horses" at London Stadium, which featured Mick Jagger duetting with Florence Welch of Florence the Machine, has been posted on The Rolling Stones' official YouTube channel.
Audio of the duet is included on the band's forthcoming best-of compilation Honk, which will be released in multiple formats and configurations on April 19.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear courtesy of Yoko Ono LennonThe Hilton hotel company has launched a promotional campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's first "Bed-In for Peace" protest event, which took place from March 25 to March 31, 1969, in Room 702 of the Hilton Amsterdam.
In conjunction with the anniversary, Hilton has premiered a new YouTube video series called Room 702 that profiles select employees who reflect the spirit of peace and love that John and Yoko sought to promote and spread with their Bed-In.
One of the profiles is about a Syrian refugee whose hard work at the Hilton Frankfurt in Germany has earned him a spot in the company's apprenticeship program. Another clip focuses an immigrant from the Dominican Republic employed at a Hilton-owned hotel in Orlando, Florida, who champions a company program that sends recycled hotel soap to regions where the basics of hygiene aren't readily available.
In addition the videos include a segment noting that Hilton founder Conrad Hilton felt, "travel could bring people together and spread peace and understanding around the world."
John and Yoko staged their protest in the honeymoon suite of the hotel several days after getting married. During the event, the couple, dressed in pajamas, chatted with members of the press, sang songs and put up hand-drawn signs, all in support of world peace.
Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesPearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will help his hometown Seattle Mariners kick off the 2019 MLB baseball season by performing the national anthem prior to the team's Opening Day game, taking place March 28.
The game will be held at Seattle's T-Mobile Park, and will feature the Mariners taking on the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Visit MLB.com for ticket info.
In other Pearl Jam happenings, the grunge legends will be the ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day, held on Saturday, April 13. The band will be releasing a vinyl live album recorded in 2005 at Seattle's Easy Street Records to mark the occasion.
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesVans recently partnered with Led Zeppelin for a limited-edition line of shoes and apparel, Now the footwear company has announced plans to soon release a series of David Bowie-inspired sneakers.
While no official announcement has been made, Footwear.com reports that the Vans x Bowie collection will include four different shoes with designs taken from various albums by the late British rock icon. Images posted on the website show three low-top sneakers inspired, respectively, by Bowie's 1969 self-titled U.K. album, 1971's Hunky Dory, and 1973's Aladdin Sane. There's also a high-top that boasts a red Bowie logo replicating the one that appears on the cover of 1974's Diamond Dogs.
A rep for Vans tells ABC Radio that official images and details about the Bowie collection will be announced soon. Visit Vans.com/Bowie to sign up to be notified when the shoes are available, and to get an official look at the Diamond Dogs-inspired high-top.
Credit: Myriam SantosEx-Journey singer Steve Perry has debuted a video for his new song "We're Still Here," from his 2018 comeback solo album, Traces.
While Perry already has released a series of in-studio performance videos for several Traces songs, including for "We're Still Here," the new clip is being labeled as his first official promo video as a solo artist since the clip for his 1994 tune "Missing You."
The new "We're Still Here" video features Perry lip-syncing to the tune while driving a vintage Chevy Chevelle around the streets of Hollywood at night. Reminiscing about his younger days, Steve watches various people out on the town, including a young couple on a date.
Another scene shows a group of well-dressed young men pass by a homeless man who is holding a sign that says "HUNGRY." When one of them drops his wallet, the vagrant picks it up and returns it to him.
As the video ends, Perry parks his car, gets out and looks up at a full moon.
In celebration of the video's premiere, Perry took part in a Facebook Q&A with fans on Friday.
In response to one question, Steve explains that the meaning of the song "runs through the whole video -- which is that we have a deep camaraderie as people to each other." He adds, "From time to time, separateness happens, for many different reasons. But in us all, it's still there, and in that sense, we're still here."
Regarding his experience making the video, Perry said, "Driving that car around the streets of Hollywood reminded me of my earlier cruising days in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Those were magical times when you were driving up and down the street repeatedly with music blaring."
"Ride with the Devil" and "Crash and Burn" follow the previously released new Crue tune "The Dirt (Est. 1981)," which features rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who plays drummer Tommy Lee in the film. The '80s metallers also recorded a cover of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" for the soundtrack.
The Dirt, based on Motley Crue's 2001 collective autobiography of the same name, also stars The Punisher's Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, Game of Thrones' Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars and Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx. It's streaming now on Netflix.
Simon will donate all net proceeds from his performance to local environmental organizations.
"I'm looking forward with great anticipation to playing at Golden Gate Park this summer," says Paul in a statement. "This will be my first appearance there, and it's an honor to join the long line of musicians who've given the park its sanctified musical heritage."
He adds, "I'm equally pleased to be playing in San Francisco with its well-deserved reputation for being in the forefront of environmental issues. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be of service to this vital cause."
Outside Lands supports a variety of programs focused on sustainability and environmental education. For example, the festival last year cut down on landfill waste by going "plastic straw free" and introducing more reusable beer mugs and wine glasses.
Outside Lands 2019 will run from August 9 to August 11. The full lineup will be announced on Tuesday, March 26. Visit SFOutsideLands.com for more information.
Simon's Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour ended with a September 22 concert at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York.
Still from "The Dirt" (Jake Giles Netter/Netflix)The new Motley Crue biopic The Dirt premieres Friday on Netflix. The film, based on the band's collective 2001 autobiography of the same name, tells the story of group's debauchery-filled rise during the '80s rock scene on the Sunset Strip. But as bass player Nikki Sixx tells ABC Radio, The Dirt is also a family story.
"It was important to tell the backstory of each individual character, how we got to this family called Motley Crue, and then how we disintegrated," Sixx explains. "And then how we had the courage to pull it together as a band and get out of our own way and make the music the #1 most important thing, which it was in the beginning."
That story reflects Motley Crue's real-life experience: By the time they played what was billed as their final show on New Year's Eve 2015, Sixx says the members "weren't talking."
"That's why we wrapped it up," he explains. "We were grown-ups now, adults, with families, and saw things differently and had different interests, and had somehow lost the plot that Motley Crue was our first family."
After a few years of silence, the band members reconciled, and ultimately ended up recording three new tracks for The Dirt, plus a cover of Madonna's "Like a Virgin."
"We got in the studio, it was just magic," Sixx remembers.
The Dirt stars Douglas Booth as Sixx, Daniel Webber as vocalist Vince Neil, rapper Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee and Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars. The actors were so good, Sixx says, that the band "forgot we were watching a movie about us."
"In the beginning, you're, like, 'Oh, that guy's really playing Vince great!'" Sixx says. "But then they completely erase all that and take over."
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says the band is "about two-thirds" done with their upcoming studio album, which he thinks will be "really great."
During a recent press event held at London's Wembley Stadium, Townshend -- along with The Who frontman Roger Daltrey -- told the U.K.'s Absolute Radio that he's written "some good songs" that focus on current themes, including "homelessness…the fishing industry [and] the way that men might have to change in the future…after the 'Me Too' thing."
The 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also reports that a few guests may be asked to contribute to the record, such as "a female vocalist" or "a rapper."
Daltrey, meanwhile, tells Absolute Radio that it can be challenging for him to come up with a unique way to present the songs Townshend writes.
"I have to climb into the words he's written and the way he performs them on his demos," Roger notes, "but then I have to think, 'Well, how do I put this suit of clothes and make it mine and make it breathe in [a way that's] comfortable for me?' And that can be quite a painful process sometimes."
Having said that, Daltrey declares that Townshend has "still got that ability to write those songs that get in your ear like an earworm, and go 'round and 'round and 'round."
Roger also reveals that The Who decided to play with orchestral accompaniment on their upcoming Moving On! tour because he had "a magical experience" performing Tommy last year with orchestras during his solo trek. He says performing with an orchestra will "give the music it's best possible chance to be elevated to a new position."
Courtesy of Julien's AuctionsA rare copy of the "butcher cover" version of The Beatles' 1966 album Yesterday and Today -- once owned by John Lennon -- is going up for bid May 9 at a memorabilia auction at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool, U.K.
The LP jacket, which contains a stereo prototype disc, has a blank back cover. Lennon autographed the front and decorated the back with a personalized drawing for a Beatles bootleg collector named Dave Morrell. Lennon traded the album to Morrell in exchange for a reel-to-reel recording of the Yellow Matter Custard bootleg.
John's signature on the front reads "To Dave from John Lennon Dec 7th 71" -- and Morrell later got both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to autograph the cover too.
It's expected to fetch between $160,000 and $180,000.
The LP is among many items going on the block at the "Music Icons: The Beatles in Liverpool" sale, presented by Julien's Auctions. The event will be streamed live at JuliensAuctions.com; bidding will be accepted both at the museum and online.
Other notable collectibles being auctioned include:
--A baseball signed by The Beatles at the band's final U.S. concert, in 1966 at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, estimated to sell for $80,000 to $100,000
--A guitar strap owned and signed by Lennon, which is expected to fetch $20,000 to $30,000
--A Liverpool Airport poster, signed by the Fab Four, that announced the band members' arrival in their hometown to attend a 1964 screening of A Hard Day's Night. It's estimated at $30,000 to $50,000.
Julien's Auctions also is partnering with the museum to host a "Memorabilia Day" on May 10, where fans and collectors can bring in their rock 'n' roll memorabilia to be appraised for free.
Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has premiered the next installment of Black Antenna, the new sci-fi companion film to the band's Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog.
The new chapter, streaming now via SyFy.com, is accompanied by the song "Red Giant," and continues the story of Alpha and Beta, two aliens disguised as humans trying to find a way to contact their home world. They're pursued by a U.S. immigration officer named Nil, who also has alien origins.
Speaking to SyFy, director Adam Mason says the story of Black Antenna was inspired by "a combination of the homeless problem in Los Angeles and what’s happening with immigration in the past few years."
"It's not really a political movie, it's just whenever I hear the term 'illegal alien' I immediately start to wonder if extraterrestrial aliens would be welcome here," Mason explains. "And the answer is probably 'F***, no!'"
The "Red Giant" segment is the third Black Antenna installment, following the "The One You Know" and "Rainier Fog" chapters. The film will eventually comprise 10 parts.
Alice in Chains will launch a North American spring tour in support of Rainier Fog in April. They'll then team up with Korn for a co-headlining tour starting in July.
Courtesy of KAABOO Del MarREO Speedwagon and E Street Band guitarist "Little Steven" Van Zandt are among the many acts performing at the 2019 KAABOO Del Mar festival, scheduled for September 13-15 in the Southern California beach town of Del Mar.
The events daily headliners are, respectively, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Mumford & Sons, while the lineup also includes such veteran artists as Squeeze, The Cult, Duran Duran, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Sublime with Rome, Blind Melon and Sheryl Crow.
Van Zandt will be playing with his backing group The Disciples of Soul.
KAABOO Del Mar, which takes place at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds just north of San Diego, also features comedy performances, art exhibits, gourmet food and drinks.
Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit KAABOODelMar.com.
Anthony Kiedis and company show up about 45 seconds into the clip, and are seen rehearsing with Post for said Grammy performance, during which the rapper played his songs "Stay" and "rockstar" before joining the Peppers on stage for a rendition of their song "Dark Necessities." You can watch the video now on YouTube.
"Wow.", which was released this past Christmas Eve, also features a shout-out to Fall Out Boy in the lyrics.
In other Red Hot news, the band played a special show at the ancient pyramids of Giza, Egypt last Friday, which was streamed live online. A documentary about the show is apparently in the works, and the Chilis are asking anyone who attended to share their photos or videos from the concert so they can be included in the film.
Live Nation EntertainmentPhil Collins isn't dead yet...so he's just going to keep on touring.
The singer and former Genesis drummer has announced a limited run of dates for fall of 2019, dubbed the Still Not Dead Yet, Live! tour. The 15-city trek kicks off September 23 in Dallas and wraps up October in Las Vegas.
Tickets go on sale March 29, and you can register now through Sunday at PhilCollins.OnTourAccess.com to participate in the Verified Fan sale, starting at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com. Any tickets left will be sold March 30 starting at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com.
Phil's last outing in 2018 featured the same band who'll be joining him for this one. The lineup includes longtime Genesis touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer, who's also played with Phil for years, as well as legendary session musician Leland Sklar on bass and Phil's own son Nicolas playing drums.
The tour will be a "celebration" of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's "epic career," featuring solo and Genesis hits like "Against All Odds," "Follow You Follow Me," "In the Air Tonight," "Invisible Touch," "Easy Lover" and many more.
Here are the tour dates:
9/23 -- Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 9/24 -- Houston, TX Toyota Center 9/26 -- Tampa, FL Amalie Arena 9/28 -- Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center 9/29 -- Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center 10/1 -- Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena 10/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena 10/4 -- Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center 10/6 -- New York, NY Madison Square Garden 10/9 -- Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center 10/11 -- Omaha, NE CHI Health Center 10/13 -- Denver, CO Pepsi Center 10/15 -- Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena 10/17 -- San Francisco, CA Chase Center 10/19 -- Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Concord RecordsAn official video for Boz Scaggs' song "Little Miss Night and Day," from his 2018 album Out of the Blues, got its premiere at Billboard.com and also is viewable on YouTube.
The black-and-white clip features footage of Scaggs performing the rollicking blues tune onstage with his current touring band, interspersed with scenes of the musicians and a road crew preparing for a concert.
Boz tells Billboard that the video celebrates the fun he's been having playing shows with his band during the last few years, noting, "That's what it's about. It's on the road. It's live."
Scaggs and his group have a busy few months ahead of them, starting with an appearance on the 2019 edition of the '70s Rock & Romance Cruise on March 27 in Centro, Mexico. Boz then will launch a U.S. tour leg on April 7 in Fayetteville, Arkansas; it winds down with an April 27 performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
"New Orleans is sort of the heart and root of so much of the music I've done," Scaggs maintains, "so I really want to do a special set there and get into perhaps a new level of playing."
The singer also will tour Japan in May, and plans another run of stateside shows in June and July.
Out of the Blues was the third in a trilogy of albums that found Scaggs exploring his musical influences, including blues, soul and Americana.
Boz tells Billboard that he's thinking about changing things up for his next record.
"I miss some of the more lyrical, ballad stuff I've done in the past, so I'm looking in that direction," he notes, adding, "I haven't recorded a fully self-written album in some time, so that might be a way to go, too."
Here are Scaggs' upcoming U.S. shows:
4/7 -- Fayetteville, AR, Walton Arts Center 4/9 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre 4/10 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre 4/11 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Kravis Center 4/12 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Fest - Vinoy Waterfront Park 4/13 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Fest - Vinoy Waterfront Park 4/14 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse 4/17 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live Orlando 4/18 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 4/20 -- Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts 4/22 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston 4/23 -- Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center 4/24 -- New Braunfels, TX, Gruene Hall 4/26 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Lake Charles - Grand Event Center 4/27 -- New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 6/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, Playboy Jazz Festival 6/14 -- Norman, OK, Riverwind Casino and Hotel - Showplace Theater 6/15 -- Fort Worth, TX, Billy Bob's Texas 6/16 -- Memphis, TN, Graceland Soundstage 6/21 -- Easton, PA, State Theatre Center for the Arts 6/22 -- Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 6/23 -- Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center 6/25 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Center for the Arts 6/26 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse 6/28 -- Hanover, MD, Live! Casino & Hotel- Event Center 7/1 -- Ocean City, NJ, Ocean City Music Pier 7/3 -- Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino - Event Center 7/4 -- Camden, NJ, Camden County Freedom Festival 7/8 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place 7/9 -- Elk Grove Village, IL, Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film FestivalA special screening of rare archival footage of Bruce Springsteen has been added to the lineup of the 2019 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, which runs from April 25 through April 28 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
The film event, dubbed The Springsteen Archives, will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. ET at the Paramount Theatre. Filmmaker Thom Zimny, who directed the Springsteen on Broadway Netflix special and other Bruce-related flicks, will present the screening. Chris Phillips, editor of the Springsteen fan site Backstreets, will moderate a panel discussion afterward.
Among the other movies being shown during the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival: the documentaries David Crosby: Remember My Name and Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?, which will screen April 27 at the Paramount Theatre, at 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. ET, respectively.
David Crosby and Remember My Name co-producer Cameron Crowe will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening of that film.
Funds raised by the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival go to provide music education, instruments, and social connection opportunities for in-need children in the Asbury Park area.
Visit APMFF.org for more info, and to check out a full schedule for the festival.