March 2, 2012
Lucio Dalla, 68, one of Italy's most prolific singer-songwriters, died Thursday in Switzerland during a European concert tour. Mr. Dalla apparently died of a heart attack in a Montreux hotel after eating breakfast, according to his agency, Ph.D srl Music Management, which is based in Mr. Dalla's native city of Bologna, Italy. His musical roots were in jazz, but his songs ranged from folk to pop to classical to opera, creating a soundtrack beloved by generations of Italians.
September 6, 1990 |
Finally, something even worse than another concert tour by New Kids on the Block. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming out of their shells. Unfortunately, it's not in preparation for a nice snapper soup. "Coming out of their shells" is turtle talk for "gettin' funky. " Now that they've mutated into a rock band, it's also the name of the ubiquitous, crime-fighting terrapins' 40-city concert tour, coming soon to a venue near you. Parents everywhere have Pizza Hut to thank for this.
July 22, 1988 |
One day soon, a prisoner will be freed from the clutches of a murderous totalitarian government, and a piece of his freedom will be owed to anyone who has purchased Reebok athletic shoes. Reebok is footing the bill for Amnesty International's worldwide rock music tour to raise money for the protection of human rights throughout the world. The tour includes a stop Sept. 19 at JFK Stadium. These days, it seems, you can't go to a yard sale without encountering a corporate sponsor.
September 28, 1988 |
It's your chance to "shriek and be chic. " That's how Morton Downey Jr. describes his non-televised appearance at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Civic Center's Pennsylvania Hall. "With me, people don't have to be frustrated or silent anymore. They don't have to whisper. No one is hearing the voices of the middle class. But I am listening. " For the past six months, in addition to taping his syndicated "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" (broadcast at 10 p.m. weeknights on Channel 17), Downey has taken to the road for what he insists on calling a "concert tour.
September 23, 1997 |
Bridges to Babylon The Rolling Stones (Virgin) For those who've feared that rock and roll music will lead you straight to hell, the Rolling Stones have always been around to offer comfort and (tongue-in-cheek) assurance that, well, it really will. The road to ruin begins with almost every Stones song we know and love, from "Paint It Black" and "Satisfaction" on down. And so it is again with "Bridges to Babylon," a new Stones concert tour and 13-song CD designed to lead you - sometimes gleefully, other times grousingly - to the dark side.
October 10, 2012 |
After a few quiet years, Barbra Streisand is once again about to engulf the world - in some of the best ways. Whether because she has turned 70, seeks visibility to support Democrats in an election year, or is just plain restless, Streisand has returned. She opened her new Back to Brooklyn 12-city concert tour at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, released her new album, Release Me , on Tuesday, will be back in movie theaters this fall with a film titled The Guilt Trip , and is the subject of a dishy new William J. Mann biography, Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand, out this week.
December 5, 1991 |
Can life begin anew at age 49, after you've hit the top of your game with a slew of TV sitcoms and dramas, feature films and critically acclaimed West End (London) and New York stage roles in the likes of "Barnum," "Phantom of the Opera" and the infamous "No Sex Please, We're British"? For Michael Crawford, the dashing British actor/comedian who's been reborn as a stand-up singer, the answer is a resounding yes. While stripped of the makeup, the rich theatrical accouterments he utilized in 1,300-plus performances as the eerily romantic (and much honored)
June 21, 1989 |
Ringo Starr may yet get the answer to that oft-sung question, "What would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?" The Beatle in the back, the man who quite possibly got the best break in history when original drummer Pete Best was dumped from the band, will be appearing this summer in a concert tour, his first since the Beatles broke up in 1970. The tour, announced yesterday by Starr, is slated to include Atlantic City, on Aug. 6 at the Grandstand Under the Stars, and Philadelphia, on Aug. 9 at the Mann Music Center.
April 15, 1991 |
Yesshows '91, the concert tour that began in Atlantic City Friday and will reach the Spectrum tomorrow night, is a new kind of rock-and-roll gamble for Electric Factory Concerts. For the first time in its history, the promotion outfit (EFC) - which has dominated Philadelphia's pop concert scene since the mid-'70s, and in recent years has successfully launched traveling theatrical presentations - is producing an entire rock tour. With the move, EFC joins the small circle of North American promoters considered by superstar groups as they turn, increasingly, to a single company to oversee an extended tour.
June 18, 2006 |
If you want to see Barbra Streisand up close, it's going to cost you more than any show that's ever come to Philadelphia. The best seats for her Oct. 4 performance at the Wachovia Center are going for a record $750 - and that's face value. Want something a little more special? How about a VIP ticket for $2,500? The promoter has packaged a catered dinner, an exclusive tour gift, tour program, collectible laminate, and convenient access to a private merchandise booth for that fee. And if you're feeling even more flush, there's a $5,000 option, including a five-star hotel and 24-hour concierge service.