Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Arnold Stiefel and Ambassador Theatre Group present
Tonight’s The Night
The Rod Stewart Musical
New tour launches Manchester Palace Theatre January 2014
Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart is to launch a major new tour in January 2014. The all-singing, all-dancing feel-good show premiered in the West End in 2003 and went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK.
With a book by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton (We Will Rock You), Tonight’s The Night features spectacular staging, a world class band, dazzling choreography and includes over 20 classic Rod Stewart hits like Tonight’s the Night, Hot Legs, Baby Jane, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Maggie May, This Old Heart of Mine, I Don’t Wanna Talk About It, Ooh La La, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Forever Young, Sailing and many more!
The tour will open at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on January 20, 2014, and will take to the stage at the New Theatre Oxford from Monday, July 7 – Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Rod Stewart is a two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, a Grammy Living Legend, and in 2007 he was bestowed the prestigious CBE. In a career spanning five decades that has seen over 200 million worldwide record sales, Brit and Grammy Award-winning Rod is still as popular as ever with an acclaimed new chart-topping album Time, a 2013 sell-out arena tour and the No 1 Bestseller ‘Rod – The Autobiography’.
Rod Stewart said: “In the past, any ideas for musicals revolving around my songs just didn’t work for me. It was only when we were approached to do ‘Tonight’s The Night’ that the idea really took off. I’m absolutely thrilled that this great show is touring the UK again.”
Says Ben Elton: “Rod is such a totally unique artist. I initially approached him about a musical because his songs are all about storytelling and I felt that a great story could grow from them.”
Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, the show tells the story of Stu, a shy young man, so tongue tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, that legendary rock n’ roll vagabond Rod Stewart! One night our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod’s. It seems like a good idea at the time but he’s is about to find out the hard way that you can’t find true love using another man’s moves and that devil or no devil, there’s only one Rod Stewart!
Former Sugababe Jade Ewen will play the role of Dee Dee up until 26 April, 2014. Casting for the rest of the tour, including the Oxford dates, is yet to be announced.
Tonight’s The Night is presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Arnold Stiefel and Ambassador Theatre Group. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.
‘Top show. Top songs. Top bloke. Rod still rocks!
‘Did I think it was sexy? You bet!’
‘Miss it at your peril’
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America’s leading EDM metal band The Browning have unveiled a brand new video for the single ‘Fifth Kind’, which is taken from their new, iTunes Top 10 Rock album, ‘Hypernova’.
The official ‘Fifth Kind’ video is premiering now on VEVO at
The video is also available now on YouTube at
The video was produced and directed by Frankie Nasso and Jess Orsburn of Nova Entertainment (Asking Alexandria, I See Stars, Escape The Fate). The band travelled to the deep south of Savannah, Georgia to film the paranormal video in an old monastery in the middle of the woods.
“The message from the song we’re trying to put out is partly that we believe there is more life than just us here on earth, and that instead of forcing a religion on someone and telling them that’s what you have to follow and base your life and decisions off of, let everyone find their own way in life.
Like our lyrics say, “You don’t know the suffering inside me, I don’t need your light to guide me” obviously stating you don’t know me, I don’t need your personal beliefs to influence my life. We’re just trying to promote the idea of independent thinking as opposed to being spoon fed all your ideas and ideologies.”
‘Hypernova’ is out now worldwide. Get the album now from the Earache at http://webstore.earache.com/the-browning
Get ‘Hypernova’ on iTunes with two exclusive bonus tracks at
The album is also available now on Spotify with two bonus tracks, ‘Gravedigger (Eskimo Callboy Remix)’ and ‘Fifth Kind (Ricky Horror of Motionless in White Remix)’, as well as an exclusive track by track commentary. Listen to the album on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/15OiLY2
The band will be embarking on a UK tour later this month. Full dates below.
Nov. 25 – London, UK – Borderline
Nov. 26 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
Nov. 27 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
Nov. 28 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grind
Nov. 29 – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
Nov. 30 – Bridgend, UK – Hobos
View the European tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/thebrowning_eu2013.jpg
ANNOUNCE HEADLINE TOUR OF THE UK
BUTCHER BABIES & THE KILLING LIGHTS TO SUPPORT ON THE ‘NO PLACE LIKE HOME TOUR’ Currently out in Europe with WEDNESDAY 13, THE DEFILED have announced their first headline tour of the UK in support of latest album ‘DAGGERS’. Named the ‘NO PLACE LIKE HOME’ tour, they will hit the road from February 8th – 18th, bringing with them two very hot support acts from the US; BUTCHER BABIES, whose debut album ‘Goliath’ gets its UK release in January, and THE KILLING LIGHTS, featuring Michael Vampire of Vampires Everywhere! “Finally we are coming home to headline!” says The AvD. “It’s been ages since we’ve done a proper headline tour of the UK – in fact last time was 2011 – and now we get to do it armed with a whole album’s worth of new songs to play! Since Daggers came out we’ve had some great tours supporting in the US, Europe and even the UK but there’s nothing quite like playing a full set to our own crazy fans. We’ve got some fucking cool support bands with us too, and we’re playing London on Valentines day so shit is gonna get sexy.” Butcher Babies’ are looking forward to their return to the UK, as vocalist Heidi states; “We’ve been itching to get back to the U.K since our 2012 Download festival appearance, so we were thrilled when we were asked to join The Defiled on their February tour.” Bandmate Carla echoes “We can’t wait to see our Fans across the pond and make some new ones!”
“I am excited to announce that we will be joining The Defiled on their UK run in February.” says Michael Vampire, formerly of Vampires Everywhere!. “This will be my first time in the UK and I’m very proud to debut my new band The Killing Lights. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to travel overseas and meet all the fans that have been supporting me over the years. We are playing some amazing venues & i look forward to meeting all of you real soon.” Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 8th November, with a free digital EP (for a limited period) featuring tracks from each band for those who order via www.kililive.com THE DEFILED recently released a video for latest single ‘As I Drown’ which can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2iMFR-Rl9g Check out Butcher Babies video for ‘Magnolia Blvd’ here: http://youtu.be/TjsAloS0ctk THE DEFILED With support from Butcher Babies and The Killing Lights FEBRUARY 2014 SAT 08 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY SUN 09 NEWCASTLE ACADEMY 2 MON 10 GLASGOW KING TUT’S TUE 11 MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 WED 12 NORWICH WATERFRONT THU 13 BRIGHTON THE HAUNT FRI 14 LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY SAT 15 SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS SUN 16 BRISTOL THEKLA MON 17 BIRMINGHAM ASYLUM TUE 18 LEEDS COCKPIT Don’t forget THE DEFILED also play their only remaining UK show of 2013 at the UK leg of the VANS WARPED TOUR, November 16th at London’s Alexandra Palace – click here for more info: http://vanswarpedtouruk.com/
Moscow City Ballet celebrates its Silver Anniversary with an eagerly anticipated return to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Mon 4 – Wed 6 Nov. The Waterside marks the start of their UK tour as the popular ballet company performs a dramatic and entertaining programme of two Russian classics; Romeo & Juliet (Mon 4 Nov) and the Nutcracker (Tue 5 & Wed 6 Nov). Romeo & Juliet and the Nutcracker showcase the fact that Russian ‘big story’ ballet combines artistry, technique, narrative and live music, thus providing a true dancing experience. Audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent dexterity, grace and vitality of the principal dancers. Romeo and Juliet is a signature piece of the company’s repertoire set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score. All the hustle and bustle of Renaissance Verona is brought to life in this powerful production following the fate of the star-crossed teenage lovers. The Nutcracker boasts Tchaikovsky’s rich score, complete with stunning costumes and sumptuous sets. This enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, including a visit to the delicious Land of Sweets and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy, and is a real festive treat. Founded in 1988 by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, who sadly died in April this year after, Moscow City Ballet remains in the safe hands of his wife LudmilaNeroubashchenko, who has been leading the ballet company for the last few years, will now officially take on the position of Artistic Director and will continue to preserve Victor’s unique choreography and productions as well as the commitment to promoting ballet in the Russian Classical tradition all over the world. We are looking forward to a successful 25th Anniversary Season of 2013-2014. Neroubashchenko, who has been leading the ballet company for the last few years. Ludmila will now officially take on the position of Artistic Director and will continue to preserve Victor’s unique choreography and productions, as well as the commitment to promoting ballet in the Russian classical tradition to audiences all over the world. Ludmila Neroubashchenko said, “We are committed to continue entertaining audiences with our Russian jewels performed by world class dancers. This season we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, so we hope to commemorate it with a magical and entertaining tour in memory of Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, former Bolshoi Ballet soloist and distinguished choreographer.” Moscow City Ballet will be accompanied on tour by the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra who provide a dynamic vitality to this remarkable season of dance. Book your tickets now at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee)
Red hot fantasy-noir show Lost Girl is coming to MCM London Comic Con later this month, with stars Ksenia Solo, Rachel Skarsten and Executive Producer Jay Firestone. Get the lowdown on one of TV’s most seductive series!
Produced by Prodigy Pictures and airing on Syfy UK, Lost Girl tells the story of charismatic and beautiful Bo (Anna Silk), a Succubus who feeds off of sexual energy, sometimes with fatal results. Growing up with human parents, Bo has no reason to believe she’s anything other than the girl next door – until she drains her boyfriend to death. While on the run, Bo discovers she is one of the ‘Fae’, creatures of legend who pass as humans while feeding off them secretly, as they have for millennia. Bo is forced to side with either the Dark or the Light Fae clans, but she stubbornly refuses to choose and remains an unaligned renegade who fights for the underdog, while searching for the truth about her mysterious origins.
Two-time Gemini Award winner Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Life Unexpected) plays Kenzi, Bo’s street-smart and fiercely loyal human best friend. Kenzi’s savvy and cynical nature makes her very protective of Bo. A human in a world of Fae, Kenzi is vulnerable, but her skills and heart have made her an integral part of the Fae world.
Rachel Skarsten (Transporter: The Series, Birds Of Prey) plays Tamsin, a Valkyrie mercenary and bounty hunter. Tamsin’s has a tough-as-nails attitude, but at her core she’s a much more complex and emotional Fae with lifetimes of hardship under her belt.
Award-winning Executive Producer Jay Firestone is the founder and president of Prodigy Pictures, a leader in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy has currently wrapped production of the fourth season of Lost Girl and is also responsible for the Franco-Canadian co-production XIII: The Series. Jay’s other credits include Andromeda, Relic Hunter, Mutant X and La Femme Nikita. Prodigy is currently developing an adaptation of the seminal cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, as well as fantasy series Bedtime Stories and a sprawling space epic based on the titular comic Dark Matter.