The Rolling Stones returned to the stage on Monday night to play a private concert hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts by Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Last night’s show marked the band’s first since drummer Charlie Watts died on August 24.
The concert took place in a tent set up on the field at Gillette Stadium. A total of 14 songs were performed including two live debuts and the first “19th Nervous Breakdown” since 2005. Steve Jordan made his debut as The Rolling Stones’ new drummer. “We have been touring with Charlie for 59 years and we miss our great friend and bandmate,” frontman Mick Jagger said regarding Watts according to the Boston Globe’s report.
“Let’s Spend The Night Together” served as opener, the first time the song has appeared in that slot as per Setlist.FM. Classics “Tumbling Dice” and “Under My Thumb” came next ahead of the band’s first ever live performances of “Troubles A-Comin'” and the 2020 single “Living In A Ghost Town.” The former is a cover of a The Chi-Lites’ song that The Rolling Stones recorded during the Tattoo You sessions that will appear on a forthcoming reissue.
The debuts were followed by oldies “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Midnight Rambler” and “Miss You.” From there, The Rolling Stones dusted off 1966 single “19th Nervous Breakdown” after 16 years on the shelf. A run of staples including “Start Me Up,” “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” brought the show to a close. The Rolling Stones begin their U.S. tour on Sunday, September 26 in St. Louis.
Watch a few fan-shot clips from last night’s show shared by EdBMusic below:
The Rolling Stones at Gillette Stadium
- Let's Spend the Night Together
- Tumbling Dice
- Under My Thumb
- Troubles A-Comin'
- Living in a Ghost Town
- You Can't Always Get What You Want
- Midnight Rambler
- Miss You
- 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Start Me Up
- Gimme Shelter
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Jumpin' Jack Flash
- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Chicago-based musician Neal Francis continues to preview his forthcoming In Plain Sight album with the release of single “Alameda Apartments” and an accompanying video. In Plain Sight arrives through ATO Records on November 5.
The nine-track follow-up to 2019’s Changes was recorded straight to tape at a former church in Chicago with bandmates Collin O’Brien on drums, guitarist Kellen Boersma and bassist Mike Starr. Francis tapped Grammy-winning producer Dave Fridmann to mix In Plain Sight. Neal previously shared lead single “Can’t Stop The Rain” featuring Derek Trucks on slide guitar.
“Alameda Apartments” opens In Plain Sight. “I started writing that song maybe six years ago, before I got sober,” Francis recalled. “I was going through another breakup and getting kicked out of my place, and I had a nightmare about moving into an art-deco apartment that was haunted, where the walls were all shifting around.”
One thing he remembered from the dream was the word “Alameda” and he strived to recreate the dream state through the song. “The craziest thing is that I’d never encountered the name ‘Alameda’ at any time in my life prior to that dream,” added Francis. “It’s bizarre that I even remembered it, especially since you don’t dream very often when you’re getting fucked up.”
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She & Him, the duo featuring Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will embark on an eight-concert tour this December. Deschanel and Ward also confirmed A Very She & Him Christmas’ 10th Anniversary Edition is due out through Merge Records on November 12 and unveiled a previously unreleased cover of Madonna’s “Holiday.”
The tour starts at Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, California on December 2. She & Him then head to Los Angeles for shows on December 3 and 4. From there, the pair hits Chicago on December 7, Nashville on December 8 and Atlanta on December 9. A trip through Texas featuring stops in Dallas on December 11 and San Antonio on December 12 brings the excursion to a close. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 24. Fans can sign up for access to a presale that begins tomorrow (Wednesday, September 22) via sheandhim.com.
A Very She & Him Christmas marked the pair’s third studio album and was originally released in October of 2011. The limited-edition deluxe reissue includes the album pressed on silver vinyl along with a new 7-inch featuring the “Holiday” cover backed by a take on Wham!’s “Last Christmas.” Additionally, A Very She And Him Christmas 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition comes with a bonus download for the duo’s version of “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” a song by Meredith Wilson that Big Crosby and Perry Como popularized.
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Dave Matthews Band canceled a pair of concerts originally slated to take place at Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Oklahoma on October 15 and 16. “Unfortunately, it was not possible to implement the band’s Covid-19 policies in this venue,” explained DMB in a statement announcing the decision.
Last month Dave Matthews Band laid out COVID-19 protocols for their 2021 tour starting on August 21. Ticketholders are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of each show. Those attending multiple concerts at the same venue who use a negative test for entry do not need to take subsequent tests. Refunds for the Oklahoma DMB concerts will be issued at the point of purchase.
Bassist Stefan Lessard and drummer Carter Beauford missed four shows earlier this month after testing positive for COVID-19. Dave Matthews Band continues their tour tonight at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.Continue Reading
Santana joined forces with Steve Winwood for a cover of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade Of Pale.” The track appears on Santana’s forthcoming Blessings And Miracles album which is set for release through BMG on October 15.
Blessings And Miracles finds legendary guitarist Carlos Santana collaborating with such artists, writers and producers as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Rick Rubin, Living Colour’s Corey Glover and the late Chick Corea. The 15-track LP features members of the Santana touring band including drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, singer Tommy Anthony, bassist Benny Rietveld, percussionist Karl Perazzo and keyboardist David K. Matthews.
Santana previously previewed the album with singles “Move” and “She’s Fire.” The former features Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and American Authors’ Zac Barnett, while the latter includes contributions from Diane Warren and G-Eazy. “The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allow us to create blessings and miracles,” Carlos said regarding Blessings And Miracles. “The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul – they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”
Procol Harum originally released “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” as their debut single in 1967. Santana brought up the idea of recording a cover of the song to Steve Winwood while they were at a show held at Hyde Park in London. “I said, ‘You and I have to do it, but we’re going to do it very sexy, like a Hare Krishna but with congas,’” Carlos recalled. “I played the components in his ear, and he said, ‘I hear it, Carlos. You’re right.’ So that’s what we did – it’s Santana, Cuban, Puerto Rican in an African way. And man, you talk about sexy. Steve’s voice is so sexy and beautiful.”
“Carlos has been doing what I’ve been trying to do for the last fifty years, namely combining elements of rock, jazz, folk, and Latin Afro-Caribbean music,” added Steve Winwood. “Carlos’ genius comes in large part from a wonderful combination of rock music with Latin-Cuban rhythms. I’ve played with Carlos on numerous occasions over the past fifty years and I’m very excited to be working with him again still.”
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Genesis began their first tour since 2007 on Monday night at Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England. The famed prog-rock act delivered a career-spanning setlist that included a number of tunes the band hadn’t played in decades.
Phil Collins sang and played percussion from a seated position throughout the night with co-founding members Tony Banks on keyboards and Mike Rutherford on guitar. The lineup was rounded out by bassist Daryl Stuermer and Phil’s son, Nic Collins on drums.
Genesis opened with an instrumental medley featuring portions of “Behind The Lines” and “Duke’s End” from 1980’s Duke before launching into “Turn It On Again” from the same album. Next up was “Mama” from the group’s self-titled 1983 album. From there, the band offered “Land Of Confusion,” the first of five Invisible Touch classics played last night. It was then back to Genesis for the “Home By The Sea” and “Second Home By The Sea” suite. The first portion of the concert concluded with a medley featuring “Fading Lights,” “The Cinema Show” and “Afterglow.” The former was last performed on November 17, 1992 as per Setlist.FM.
The band continued on with a three-song acoustic interlude. Genesis brought back “That’s All” and “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” for their first plays since 1998 and ended the unplugged segment with “Follow You Follow Me” off 1978’s …And Then There Were Three….
Last night’s second set started with the biggest surprise of the evening as Genesis busted out Duke gem “Duchess” for the first time since 1981. “No Son Of Mine” followed along with a “Firth Of Fifth”/”I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” segment. Both songs originally appeared on 1973’s Selling England By The Pound. A run of Invisible Touch hits “Domino,” “Throwing It All Away,” “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” and “Invisible Touch” brought the second set to a close. Genesis opened the encore with “I Can’t Dance.” The group then paired the first verse of “Dancing With The Moonlit Knight,” a song last played in 1998, with “The Carpet Crawlers” to end the concert.
Watch fan-shot videos from last night’s show:
Genesis at Utilita Arena Birmingham
- Behind the Lines / Duke's End
- Turn It On Again
- Land of Confusion
- Home by the Sea
- Second Home by the Sea
- Fading Lights
- The Cinema Show
- That's All
- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
- Follow You Follow Me
- No Son of Mine
- Firth of Fifth
- I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
- Throwing It All Away
- Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
- Invisible Touch
- I Can't Dance
- Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
- The Carpet Crawlers