ABC/Randy HolmesBette Midler is set to make her first-ever appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards next month.
The singer, actress and LGBTQ icon will be a presenter at the New York ceremony on March 19, introducing her The Politician co-star Ben Platt’s performance.
As previously announced, Midler’s other Politician co-star Judith Light will be honored with the Excellence in Media Award, and Sarah Paulson and Matt Bomer will be present the Vito Russo Award to screenwriter, producer, and director Ryan Murphy. Late-night host Lilly Singh will host.
It's also been announced that Adam Lambert and his new Feel Something Foundation have partnered with GLAAD to give fans the chance to win a live FaceTime call from Adam during the awards show red carpet. Each donation of $20 is an entry to win.
Following the New York ceremony, the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards ceremony will take place April 16. There, Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award.
ABC/Randy HolmesBoth Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger have had eight children with five women, so by rock-star standards, Sting seems positively conservative: He's got six children with just two women, both of whom he married -- which is more than Rod and Mick can say. But in a new interview with People, Sting admits that all of his children were "accidents."
"I never intended to be a dad but became a dad by accident six times...yet they were the happiest accidents of my life because they're remarkable human beings," the former Police frontman says of his brood. "I didn't intend to be the patriarch of a tribe, but I am."
Sting had two children with his first wife, Frances Tomelty, and four with his current wife, Trudie Styler. He says being a married father early on, before he found fame, has made him realize that he's glad he wasn't a star at age 16.
"It kept my feet on the ground," he insists, noting that people who become famous too early "don't survive that."
"That's why I haven't promised my kids anything," adds the rocker, who's worth an estimated $400 million. "I'll obviously help them if they're in trouble, but they're not waiting for a handout. I wouldn't want to rob them of that adventure in life: to make your own living. It's a wonderful and difficult thing to do."
Sting will launch his Las Vegas residency, My Songs, in May at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He says he's going to use his songs to tell his story, which he much prefers over the idea of someone making a Rocketman or Bohemian Rhapsody-style movie about his life.
"I would never do that," he insists. "Over my dead body. I couldn't bear that idea...It actually makes me shiver."
Hologram RecordingsFormer Wings guitarist Laurence Juber has delved into the catalog of his ex-boss Paul McCartney's old band The Beatles for a fourth time on a new album titled, appropriately enough, The Fab Fourth, that's due out on March 27.
The new album features Juber's solo acoustic-guitar interpretations of 16 Beatles songs spanning most of the group's recorded history, from 1963's George Harrison-penned "Don't Bother Me" to 1969's "Across the Universe."
Among the other well-known Fab Four tunes Juber has reworked for the record are "Back in the USSR," "A Day in the Life," "Lady Madonna," "She's Leaving Home," "She's a Woman" and "Julia." In addition, a version of the Abbey Road song "You Never Give Me Your Money" is available as a bonus track.
Juber's previous Beatles covers albums are 2000's critically acclaimed LJ Plays The Beatles, 2010's LJ Plays The Beatles Vol. 2 and 2017's LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles.
"This collection includes favorites that I missed on the previous albums, along with some under-appreciated songs, and a few guitaristic challenges," Juber says of The Fab Fourth. "There are many that haven't yet made the cut, and I'm not sure that I'll tackle any more, but that's what I've said before…"
You can buy pre-release singed copies of The Fab Fourth now at Juber's online store. You can pre-order a digital copy of the album starting this Friday, February 28.
Meanwhile, Juber has a bunch of upcoming concerts and appearances on his 2020 schedule, spanning from a March 13 show in Dana Point, California, through an October 25 performance in Washington, Virginia. Check out his full itinerary at LaurenceJuber.com.
Laurence played with Wings from 1978 to 1981.
Here's the full track list of The Fab Fourth:
"Across the Universe" "Every Little Thing" "Back in the USSR" "If I Fell" "A Day in the Life" "Tell Me What You See" "Lady Madonna" "I'll Be Back" "I Will" "Don't Bother Me" "She's Leaving Home" "I Need You" "She's a Woman" "Girl" "Julia"
Credit: Lee MillwardEx-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett launched a new North American leg of his Genesis Revisited tour on Wednesday in Calgary, Canada.
Hackett tells ABC Audio that this year's trek "is hitting some areas that we didn't do last time."
As with his 2019 trek, Steve says, this year's show will feature a full performance of Genesis' 1973 album, Selling England by the Pound, as well as songs from his 1979 solo effort, Spectral Mornings, and his latest album, 2019's At the Edge of Light.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who turned 70 earlier this month, reports that he has changed his set up a bit, and that he'll also include a few songs from his 1980 album Defector in honor of that record's 40th anniversary.
Among the new additions are Genesis' "Watcher of the Skies" and "The Musical Box," as well as "The Steppes," "Jacuzzi" and "Slogans" from Defector.
That being said, Hackett says the show's "main focus is on Selling England by the Pound," adding that he'll continue to perform the album when he and his band play concerts in Japan, Australia and New Zealand following the North American trek.
Reflecting on the Selling England album's appeal, Steve notes, "[I]t's stuff from a period of Genesis that's known as the classic period. And I'm very happy to do that. I was always very, very proud of what the band achieved at that time."
Hackett's North American trek winds down on March 24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a few days before he heads out on the 2020 edition of Yes' Cruise to the Edge. Check out all the dates at HackettSongs.com.
Meanwhile, Hackett reveals that his final 2019 tour date, a November 29 show in London, was recorded for an upcoming live album and video release.
Credit: Jody RogacAs previously reported, David Byrne will be the musical guest on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, which airs at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The ex-Talking Heads frontman has now revealed the songs he'll sing on the program: renditions of his former group's 1983 hit "Burning Down the House," and the 2008 tune "Toe Jam," which he originally recorded with U.K. electronica artist Fatboy Slim's The Brighton Port Authority project.
The 67-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will perform with the cast of his hit Broadway stage production David Byrne's American Utopia, a percussion-heavy ensemble of international musicians and singers. Comedian John Mulaney will host the show.
This weekend's Saturday Night Live performance will be Byrne's first since a November 1989 appearance on the late-night show. David also performed on SNL with Talking Heads in February 1979.
American Utopia ended its initial run at the Hudson Theatre on February 16, but it was announced recently that it will return to the venue for a new 17-week engagement that starts September 18 and winds down January 17, 2021.
Huey Lewis & the News recently released Weather, their first album of original material in nearly 20 years. It's quite short, because in the middle of making it, Lewis was struck with Ménière's disease, a disorder that causes his hearing to come and go. But the singer says he still considers himself "a very lucky guy."
"It's only seven songs because that's how many we recorded before my hearing crashed," Huey says of Weather. "But I think it's some of our best work. I really do."
Lewis explains that he lost 80% of the hearing in his right ear 33 years ago, and then two years ago, he lost the hearing in his left ear, which led to the Ménière's diagnosis.
"Since that time, I haven't been able to sing to music," he explains. "Mind you, my hearing does still fluctuate, and I'm hoping that eventually I can stabilize. That's the part I haven't been able to do."
Frustratingly, Huey finds that his hearing will return for literally months, only to deteriorate once again. Initially, he sank into a depression over this turn of events, but he says he finally made a decision to look on the bright side.
"There are lots of people out there, zillions of people, much worse off than I am," he tells ABC Audio. "I still have much to be grateful for. Overall, I'm a very lucky guy and it's sometimes hard for me to realize that, but it's important that I do."
The whole experience, Lewis says, has made him realize that "health and family is pretty much everything."
"My depression...was aided greatly by my kids," he notes. "So my family matters a lot. And there's nothing like good health. Y'know, health is just so much more important than whatever it is that comes next."
Elvis: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Justin: Courtesy SB ProjectsElvis Presley will forever be the King of Rock and Roll, but according to him -- or at least his estate -- Justin Bieber is the King of Pop, 21st century edition.
When Justin's new album, Changes, debuted at number one recently, it made him, at age 25, the youngest artist ever to score seven number-one albums. The previous record holder was Elvis, which is why his estate tweeted its congratulations Tuesday to Justin on the chart achievement.
"Yesterday, music history was made. What does the King of Rock n Roll have in common with the 21st century King of Pop?" the Elvis account wrote, re-tweeting Justin's tweet about the chart stats. "Congratulations on setting a new record."
Today, Justin responded, "Thank you King and to the entire Presley family."
While it's only polite that Justin expressed gratitude for the compliment, fans are now complaining that nobody should dub Justin -- or anybody -- the King of Pop, regardless of century, because Michael Jackson is the only one who deserves that title.
Some fans got pretty heated about the tweet, with one writing, "It looks maniac by the Presley Estate to post horrendous crap like this."
Another one added, "You trying to strip a black man of his King of Pop achievement and give it to a white guy during black history month? The caucasity!"
Still another summed it up by writing, "MJ been making great music till 50. Stardom and influence like no other. Choreography and artistry on a whole diff level compared to JB. Nothing against JB but they totally dropped the bar when it came to this young white artist who barely had to prove himself the way MJ did."
ABC/Eric McCandlessCher says she "never expected" to still be famous at age 73. But here she is, posing on the new cover of CR Fashion Book as part of a "fearless fantasy biker gang" with Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell.
In the accompanying story, previewed exclusively byPeople, the icon opens up about the longevity of her career.
"Now when I go on stage, I see such different groupings: really old people beside really young children," Cher tells the magazine. "That's something really special. I know that I still make people happy, and that's my gift."
She adds, "I can still put on my show. It might not be as great as it was five years ago, but it's still pretty damn good."
Elsewhere in the interview, Cher also discusses standing up for what she believes in -- even when it means she might get her "a** kicked" on Twitter.
"I'm not a pacifist… Don't f*** with me but also, I'm very gentle and very loving and I have a really good moral compass," she says.
The Power issues of CR Fashion Book hits stands on March 12.
Courtesy of Festival d'été de Québec Rod Stewart, founding Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and Alanis Morissette are among the many artists who have joined the lineup of Quebec's 2020 Festival d'été, aka FEQ, which runs from July 9 to July 19.
Stewart will be headlining a concert on the festival's final day, while Morissette will perform on July 13.
As for Harrison, he and one-time Talking Heads touring guitarist Adrian Belew will team up with Brooklyn-based group Turkuaz for a performance celebrating the 40th anniversary of T. Heads' Remain in Light album. That show is scheduled for July 11. Harrison, Belew and Turkuaz previously have been confirmed to play their Remain in Light tribute at a variety of festivals this year.
Other artists on the FEQ bill include Garbage, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Joan Osborne, King Crimson, Saga and Sublime with Rome.
All those acts join previously announced alt-rockers Rage Against the Machine, who are headlining FEQ on July 18 as part of their worldwide reunion tour.
Visit FEQ.ca for the full lineup and all ticket info.
Credit: Ross HalfinFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood corralled an incredible cast of rock legends to pay tribute to his band's original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green, at a concert held Tuesday night at the London Palladium.
Among the evening's performers were Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, The Who's Pete Townshend, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, and U.K. blues great John Mayall. A number of current and former Fleetwood members also performed, including Christine McVie, Crowded House's Neil Finn and founding guitarist Jeremy Spencer, who was a surprise guest.
Mick Fleetwood served as emcee and played drums throughout the concert, alongside a house band that also featured former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito, Jonny Lang, Who touring drummer Zak Starkey, acclaimed session guitarist Andy Fairweather Low, Fleetwood Mac touring keyboardist Ricky Peterson, and journeyman bassist Dave Bronze.
The event, which benefited the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, was packed with onstage collaborations.
The concert ended with most of the musicians hitting the stage together for a rocking version of Elmore James' "Shake Your Moneymaker."
You can check out fan-recorded video footage of many of the songs on YouTube.
As previously reported, the show was documented for a concert film that will premiere in select theaters in June and for a deluxe audio/video box set. Visit MickFleetwoodandFriends.com for more details.
Here's the full set list, according to Setlist.fm:
"All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" (Otis Rush cover) -- with John Mayall, Billy Gibbons "Rattlesnake Shake" -- with Steven Tyler, Billy Gibbons "Stop Messin' Around" -- with Christine McVie, Steven Tyler "Looking for Somebody -- with Christine McVie "Sandy Mary" -- with Noel Gallagher "Love That Burns -- with Noel Gallagher "The World Keep On Turning" -- with Noel Gallagher "Like Crying"
"No Place to Go" (Howlin' Wolf cover) "Station Man" -- with Pete Townshend "Man of the World" -- with Neil Finn "Oh Well, Part 1" -- with Billy Gibbons, Steven Tyler "Oh Well, Part 2" -- with David Gilmour "Need Your Love So Bad" (Little Willie John cover) "Black Magic Woman" (Fleetwood Mac song) "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James cover) -- with Jeremy Spencer, Bill Wyman "I Can't Hold Out" (Elmore James cover) -- with Jeremy Spencer, Bill Wyman "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" -- with Kirk Hammett, Billy Gibbons
Encore: "Albatross" -- with David Gilmour "Shake Your Moneymaker" (Elmore James cover) -- with everyone except David Gilmour, Jeremy Spencer and Noel Gallagher
Credit: Kevin FoleyEddie Money's family has posted a long note on the late singer's Facebook page thanking the many musicians, friends and associates who participated in the star-studded tribute concert honoring Eddie that was held last Thursday at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
The message also reveals that the show was recorded for an AXS TV special that will air on March 22.
The concert featured performances by Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, George Thorogood, Starship singer Mickey Thomas, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone, John Waite and Metallica frontman James Hetfield.
Veteran session guitarist Waddy Wachtel also performed, as did three of Money's children -- daughter Jesse and sons Dez and Julian. Comedian Louie Anderson hosted the show, while Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was on hand to share memories of Eddie and his performance at the 1982 US Festival, which the computer mogul sponsored.
In addition, a number of celebrities sent video messages honoring Money, among them Joan Jett, Huey Lewis, Bryan Adams, ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung, John Cafferty, Boston and actor Kevin James.
"We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and genuine love expressed by his music industry peers, as well as his fans (he always preferred the word, 'friends')," the note reads. "Words cannot express how much it means to our family to know that so many others also love and miss him, so a simple 'THANK YOU' will have to do."
Eddie died in September 2019 at age 70, a few weeks after revealing he'd been diagnosed with stage-four esophageal cancer.
ABC/Heidi GutmanIf you ever wondered if Mariah Carey's eight-year-old twins inherited her singing talent, we almost had our answer on Tuesday.
Carey uploaded a short TikTok video of her daughter Monroe taking part in the viral High Note Challenge, where the eight year old is seemingly belting out the same notes that made her mother famous.
Monroe even mimics some of her mom's mannerisms, from holding a hand next to her ear to dramatically moving along with the notes. In short, her performance is extremely convincing.
However, the camera then pans to the side and reveals the truth, it's actually Mariah who was singing all along. The "Vision of Love" singer had been standing off to the side while her daughter tried taking all the credit.
"Mommy," Monroe whines when she realizes the jig is up, to which the "Fantasy" singer grumbles in exasperation, "What!? You said do the high notes!"
With that, the video ends with Monroe adorably storming off as Mariah dramatically rolls her eyes.
"When your daughter wants to do a #highnotechallenge," Carey jokingly captioned the now viral video to her Twitter. As of late Tuesday, the video racked up nearly half a billion views.
While the jury is still out whether or not Monroe inherited her mom's pipes, this video proves that Mariah is still extremely capable of delivering her famous whistle register.
Courtesy Live NationLast month, Bon Jovi announced their Bon Jovi 2020 tour, which will kick off June 10 in Tacoma, WA and visit arenas across the country. Now, the band has added two more dates to its schedule.
A second and final show has been added at Boston's TD Garden. The band will now perform there on July 16 and July 17. Bryan Adams will open both shows.
Meanwhile, the band has added a show in Montreal, Canada on July 11, with opening act Sam Roberts, a Montreal native.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 6 via LiveNation.com at 10 a.m., but Bon Jovi fan club members and American Express® Card Members can grab them starting March 2 at 10 a.m. Visit BonJovi.com for a full list of tour dates.
The tour comes in support of the veteran band's new album, Bon Jovi 2020, due out May 15. Each concert ticket purchased online comes with a CD copy of the album.
Right now, the tour is scheduled to wrap up July 28 at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Credit: Anna WebberDavid Crosby has added three new shows to his 2020 U.S. tour, joint performances with acclaimed Americana act Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit taking place in early June.
Crosby will open the concerts, which are scheduled for June 4 at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia, and June 5 and 6 at Pier 17 at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport in New York City.
The 78-year-old folk-rock legend will play a set that mixes older classic songs from his long career and new material. Tickets for the gigs are on sale now via DavidCrosby.com.
Crosby has performed live with Isbell and his band on a few occasions, including at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. In a November 2018 interview with ABC Audio, David revealed that he was writing a song with Jason that he thought might appear on his next studio album.
As previously reported, David's 2020 U.S. tour is mapped out from a May 14 concert in Santa Barbara, California, through a June 21 show in Westhampton Beach, New York. Crosby will be accompanied on the trek by his Sky Trails Band, which features musicians that contributed to his 2017 solo album, Sky Trails, as well as his upcoming record.
The group's lineup features David's son James Raymond on keyboards, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve "Stevie D" DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar, and Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals.
The event is scheduled for June 11 in New York City. The award is presented to a Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose body of work is of such "high quality and impact" that it "upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer."
Among the many hits Williams has had a hand in composing: The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "I Won't Last a Day Without You"; Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen (Love Song from A Star Is Born)"; Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song"; Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World"; and the classic Muppet Movie tune, "The Rainbow Connection."
Williams won a Best Original Song Oscar in 1977 and Song of the Year Grammy the following year for the chart-topping "Evergreen," which he co-wrote with Streisand.
"Paul Williams is a songwriter's songwriter," Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers says. "He's one of the most wonderful and colorful creators of our time and a man who has given the world so much love through [his] songs."
Williams also has had a successful acting career, and has served as the president and chairman of the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2010.
Paul was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. As previously reported, this year's Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Miller, Mariah Carey, Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, and The Isley Brothers.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has shared a tribute to Kobe Bryant following Monday's memorial service in honor of the NBA great and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who both died, along with seven others, in a helicopter crash last month.
"The outpouring of love yesterday for Kobe, his beautiful little girl Gianna and the other beautiful people lost, was powerful," Flea writes in an Instagram post. "It's tripped me out, how in the days after his death the quantity of people who texted me letting me know they were in tears, shocked and saddened."
Flea is a well-known super-fan of Kobe's team, the Los Angeles Lakers. In describing his playing style, Flea likens Bryant to a "monk who sits in a Himalayan cave all his life."
"He was often in a place beyond thought, in the zone, lost in the moment, completely in the present, and fully in his spirit," the musician writes.
"Whether you liked him or not, we all yearn to be completely in the moment," Flea continues. "It is a natural human thing, and our only possibility of true happiness, whether or not it is a conscious thought. We saw it, and we felt it. And it crossed through every human barrier. I loved him."
Courtesy of ITBThe star-studded concert that Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood has curated saluting his band's original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green, is taking place tonight, February 25, at the London Palladium.
The show's already-impressive lineup recently was expanded to include The Who's Pete Townshend, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Oasis' Noel Gallagher and current Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Neil Finn. Stars previously announced include Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Christine McVie, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and U.K. blues legend John Mayall.
Fleetwood apparently has big plans to document the event with a concert film and box set. According to the recently launched website, MickFleetwoodandFriends.com, the film -- titled Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green -- will be shown in select theaters in the U.K., Ireland and Europe on June 2 and June 7. Tickets for the screenings can be purchased at CinemaLive.com.
Fans also can pre-order a super-deluxe box set at the website that will feature four vinyl LPs, two CDs, a Blu-ray disc and a book.
Famed producer Glyn Johns will serve as the executive sound producer for the concert.
You can check out a video featuring footage from the rehearsals for the concert now on YouTube. The minute-long clip includes glimpses of Fleetwood, Gilmour, Gibbons, Tyler, McVie, Hammett, Townshend, Mayall, Jonny Lang, and Who touring drummer Zak Starkey.
Fleetwood said in a statement about the event, "The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it's important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent."
Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters has added three new concerts to his recently announced This Is Not a Drill 2020 Tour of North America, due to "overwhelming demand."
The shows will take place on July 11 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, on July 18 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, and September 26 at Chase Center in San Francisco. The concerts are the second and final shows that the founding Pink Floyd singer/bassist will play at these venues during the trek.
Waters also will play previously announced gigs at Wells Fargo Center on July 10, at Scotiabank Arena on July 17 and at Chase Center on September 25.
Tickets for to the newly added shows go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. ET for the Philadelphia and Toronto concerts, and 12 p.m. PT for the San Francisco performance. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, February 26, at 10 a.m. local time. Visit RogerWaters.com for more details.
As previously reported, Waters' This Is Not a Drill tour kicks off July 8 in Pittsburgh and is scheduled through an October 3 concert in Dallas. The shows will be staged "in the round."
In a video released when the tour was initially announced, Waters explains that he was inspired to hit the road again because he thinks it's important to get across his political message to people at a time of great upheaval in the world. "As the clock ticks faster and faster and faster down to extinction, it seemed like a good idea to make a fuss about it," Roger said. "So that's why I'm going on the road."
Courtesy of Live NationA pair of shining music stars, Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire, are hitting the road this summer for a lengthy North American trek dubbed the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour.
The outing, which features more than 30 dates, kicks off on June 19 in Chula Vista, California, and is mapped out through an August 29 concert in Tampa, Florida.
This will mark the first time in their long histories that the two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform together in the U.S.
Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. Citi card members will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday, February 26, at noon local time through the company's Citi Entertainment program. Visit CitiEntertainment.com for more details.
"It is a great joy and honor to co-share music with the magnificent elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, says Carlos Santana. "We look forward to delight, joy and ecstasy!"
He adds, "The shows will feature the hits of yesterday, today and tomorrow…with energy!"
Meanwhile, Earth, Wind & Fire lead singer Philip Bailey says, "We are excited to rock the USA alongside our friend Carlos Santana and his band with their off-the-chart musicianship and high energy show…We're going to bring the mighty elements of the universe to the stage and take fans on a journey they'll never forget."
Santana's 2020 itinerary also includes a European headlining trek running from March 13 to April 5, and Las Vegas residency dates at the House of Blues in May, September and November.
Courtesy of Live NationFounding Guess Who members Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have been teasing fans for months with the news that the two ex-band mates were planning to hit the road together in 2020, and now official details of the trek have been announced.
According to a post on Bachman's official Facebook page, the duo will be touring their Canadian homeland this summer on an outing that's been dubbed Together Again, Live In Concert. The trek kicks off June 27 in Winnipeg and is mapped out through a July 29 concert in Montreal.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. American Express card members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting today at 10 a.m. local time. Visit Ticketmaster.ca/americanexpress for more details.
In addition, U.S. dates will be announced soon.
At their shows, Bachman and Cummings not only will be performing Guess Who songs, but material from Randy's other famous band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and from Burton's solo career. The trek will mark the first time the veteran rockers have toured together in more than 10 years.