Music & Entertainment News – Tuesday 2/26/18

Music & Entertainment News – Tuesday 2/26/18

The Las Vegas venue that hosts Lionel Richie’s residency has a new name: the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood is now The Zappos Theater, sponsored by the online shoe and apparel seller.

Lionel Ritchie -  Photo Credit: Ken McCoy /

Lionel Ritchie – Photo Credit: Ken McCoy /

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Richard Marx, Robby Krieger of The Doors, David Crosby, Wilson Phillips and Kenny Loggins performed at a benefit show in Summerland, California Sunday night to raise money for emergency services, equipment and survivor relief in the wake of last year’s deadly fires and the mudslides in nearby Montecito.

A correction is needed for Christopher Cross’s tale of filling in for an exhausted Ritchie Blackmore at Deep Purple’s “first” U.S. show. (He recalls the gig in San Antonio, Texas in The Yacht Rock Book by Greg Prato.) A detailed Deep Purple fansite confirms that it happened, but in the summer of 1970 — nearly two years after the group first toured the U.S., opening for Cream and headlining its own shows.

Sam Moore will take part in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ opening weekend festivities, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Major League Baseball in Phoenix. Moore was part of a group that sang the national anthem on Opening Day in 1998, and will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” before the March 31st game with the same opponent — the Colorado Rockies.

Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping” is featured in the Natalie Portman film Annihilation.

Sheryl Crow has been added to the lineup of “inspiration presenters” at Klick Health’s MUSE New York forum today (Tuesday). The event also features an interview with Michelle Obama.

Kenny Loggins is the latest musical veteran to find work in Las Vegas. He’ll perform September 5th, 7th and 8th at the Wynn Las Vegas.

A new Hard Rock Casino will open this summer in Atlantic City on the former site of the Trump Taj Mahal resort.

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Joan Baez will begin a 28-date fall tour September 11th in Ithaca, New York in delayed support of a new album, Whistle Down the Wind, which will be out this Friday.
The Rolling Stones have announced a string of stadium tour dates in the UK and Europe. The run is set to kick off on May 17 at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland and will continue through July 8 at PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

The Rolling Stones - Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

The Rolling Stones – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Keith Richards broke the news earlier this week with a tour poster on Instagram, writing:

“We haven’t finished yet. It’s still too early to talk about the Stones’ legacy. There’s one thing that we haven’t yet achieved and that’s to really find out how long you can do this. It’s still such a joy to play with this band that you can’t really let go of it.”

Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ U.K. and Europe Tour

May 17 – Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
May 22 – London Stadium, U.K.
Jun 05 – Old Trafford, Manchester, U.K.
Jun 09 – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, U.K.
Jun 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, U.K.
Jun 19 – Twickenham Stadium, U.K.
Jun 22 – Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Jun 26 – Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France
Jun 30 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
Jul 04 – Letnany Airport, Prague, Czech Republic
Jul 08 – PGE Narodowy Stadium, Warsaw, Poland


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