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Mar
14

STARS OF TELEVISION’S “NASHVILLE” TO STAGE FIRST-EVER INTERNATIONAL TOUR

 

Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio

To Play United Kingdom June 2016

 

Nashville – (March 11, 2015) – Stars of the hit series “Nashville” are set to play for audiences in England and Scotland during a first-ever international tour in June.  Launching June 13 in Manchester, England, the tour will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, and Sam Palladio performing songs from the series and original material.  Later stops include Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol and London. All shows go on sale Friday, March 18. “Nashville” staged sold-out tours across the United States in 2014 and 2015.

 

“The ‘Nashville’ cast is comprised of individuals who excel as actors, musicians, songwriters, and performers,” said Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment. “Since the first night the series went on the air, the cast members have also become incredible ambassadors for our Tennessee home, connecting with viewers around the world via television. Everyone is thrilled about the opportunity to be face to face with our fans throughout the UK during these intimate, exciting performances celebrating the best of Nashville.”

 

All shows go on sale Friday, March 18 at 9am at www.gigsandtours.com; www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.axs.com.

 

6/13                 Manchester      Bridgewater Hall

6/14                 Birmingham     Birmingham Symphony

6/16                 Glasgow           Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

6/17                 Bristol              Bristol Colston Hall

6/18                 London            London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

 

The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment.

 

“Nashville” airs on six continents and in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, which will air season four this spring. During its third season in the U.K., the series beat the network’s primetime average by 22% and reigned as its #1 10 p.m. show for women 16+ as well as the #2 show at 10 p.m. for total viewers. Since its debut, the show has inspired seven “Music of Nashville” soundtracks as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million soundtracks and millions more single tracks to date.

 

About “Nashville”

Now in its fourth season, the critically-acclaimed series “Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In “Nashville,” musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.

 

“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant. “Nashville” is executive-produced by Dee Johnson, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan. Buddy Miller is Executive Music Producer and Frankie Pine is Music Supervisor. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment.

 

About Opry Entertainment

Opry Entertainment®, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP), is a producer of multi-media entertainment experiences with primary interests in location-based entertainment and television and stage production. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, its core business segments include the world-famous Grand Ole Opry®, the historic Ryman Auditorium®, and legendary radio station 650 AM-WSM.

 

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

 

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

 

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

Mar
14

 

Jade Jones smashed her own course record today as she won the women’s wheelchair race at the 14th adidas Silverstone Half Marathon. Jones finished in 58:55, with Mel Nicholls second in 58:56. Both women took more than three minutes off Jones’s course record of 62:09, which she set here in 2013.

In the men’s wheelchair race David Weir took the win in 46:53, while in the mass race Michael Aldridge and Nicki Nealon were the winners in the men’s and women’s events, finishing in 73:07 and 83:00 respectively.

Jones was delighted with her third victory in four years, saying after the race: “I’m very happy with that time. I knew it would be quicker than normal as the weather was a bit better than last year. I felt pretty good going round.

“I’m still coming back from injury so it’s nice to know that the training is going well,” said the 20-year-old. “I’m still in quite a heavy block of training so I didn’t expect my time to be so quick.

“I was on my own for nine or 10 miles then Mel suddenly crept up on me. It’s always good having someone pushing you on.”

Ahead of Jones, David Weir was first across the Finish Line, clinching his fifth consecutive victory to win in a time of 46:53 – a little outside his course record of 45:20, which he set here in 2012.

Weir’s win was never in any doubt: the six-time Paralympic gold medallist led from start to finish in a race that he has dominated in recent years.

“This race is great for clearing out the cobwebs after a winter of training,” Weir said after crossing the line. “I feel great – my speed and endurance are good and I felt stronger out there than I did last year.

“Usually when it’s cold and windy the first six miles hurt but they didn’t today so that shows I’m in good shape.

“The year I broke the course record I was lucky with the weather – it was 16C and there was hardly any wind. I thought it might be like that today but the conditions were deceiving. You didn’t feel the wind at the start but out on the course it was really windy.

Weir will target his seventh win at the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April as he builds up to the Rio Paralympics in September.

“I’m focusing on the next few races rather thank thinking about Rio,” said Weir. “I want to do well at the Lisbon Half Marathon next week then I’ll think about the Boston and London Marathons. I’m taking it one race at a time.

After winning the 2015 Berlin Marathon back in September in a new personal best time of 1:27:36, Weir acknowledged that he’ll need to change his tactics if he’s to take his seventh win in London next month.

“To win in London I’ll need to be more aggressive and race like I did in Berlin. I pushed hard and managed to split up the pack. Maybe that’s the way I need to race in London; believe in my ability and not worry about everyone else, let them worry about me.

“Since getting the PB in Berlin I feel like I have a lot more confidence. It’s driven me to train a bit harder this winter and target that seventh win in London.”

Behind the wheelchair athletes, 6,755 runners crossed the Start Line, set on their way by Becky Doyle, founder of the charity Liam’s Smiles. Doyle set up the charity with her husband Colin – former Birmingham City FC goalkeeper – to raise awareness after their son Liam was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis aged just seven weeks old in July 2010.

After dropping the chequered flag, Doyle joined the masses of runners crossing the Start Line for the 13.1-mile challenge. Like many of the runners who took part in the race, Doyle was completing the run as part of her training for this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April, when she’ll be running and fundraising for Liam’s Smiles.

Making the most of the bright, sunny conditions at the world-famous race track was Michael Aldridge of Wootton Road Runners who was first across the Finish Line in a time of 73:07. The 42-year-old was running in memory of his friend Graham Mutton.

“I haven’t done a half marathon for two or three years, but I came back to the distance to do this race for a good friend of mine who passed away, so this is in memory of Graham Mutton. This is an emotional win today; I was doing it for him, so I’m very happy.”

The first woman to finish was Nicki Nealon of Huncote Harriers in 83:00. “It was surprisingly windy – the last mile was really hard work – but apart from that I absolutely loved it. There was loads of support from the crowds all the way round and it was great to hear all the bands around the course.”

Top Five Men (wheelchair race)

1. David Weir (Weir Archer Academy) 46:53

2. Charles Smith (Weir Archer Academy) 52:19

3. Ben Rowlings (Coventry Godiva Harriers) 56:07

4. Will Smith (City of Norwich AC) 56:50

5. Dillon Labrooy (Weir Archer Academy) 58:04

 

Top Two Women (wheelchair race)

1. Jade Jones (New Markse Harriers) 58:55

2. Mel Nicholls, 58:56

 

Top Five Men

1. Michael John Aldridge (Wootton Road Runners) 73:06

2. Dominic Kiralyfi (Hercules & Wimbledon) 73:18

3. Timmy Davies (Leeds City AC) 75:02

4. Ross Christie (Gateshead Harriers) 75:13

5. Stephen Green (Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics) 76:02

 

Top Five Women

1. Nicki Nealon (Huncote Harriers) 83:00

2. Marie Louise Shirley (Colchester Harriers) 86:19

3. Rhian Martin (Burnham Joggers) 86:46

4. Alexandra Longton (Hillingdon AC) 86:57

5. Sally Baker, 87:04

Mar
07

 

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 37,000+ runners on Sunday 24 April will be raising money for charity, adding to the incredible total of £770+ million raised in the first 35 years of the event.
Here are some of their stories:
London-based Orin Lewis (OBE) will be running in memory of his son Daniel De-Gale who in 1999, aged six, was the first black individual in the UK to receive a life-saving stem cell bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor. Daniel beat the leukaemia but died in 2008 from multiple organ failure. Orin is hoping to raise £20,000 for the charity African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), the charity he and his wife Beverley founded 20 years ago.
Running in memory of her daughter Pennie, is Natasha Greenway from Caerphilly in Wales. Pennie was in cardiac arrest when she was born in July 2015 and despite the best efforts of the medical team, Natasha and her husband had to make the heart-breaking decision to turn off the life support machines. Now, Natasha and her sister-in-law Emma will run to raise money for the charity The Lullaby Trust, which has supported their family through their loss.
After her own personal battle with a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer, West Lothian resident Heather Duff will be running to raise money for the charity Cancer Research UK. Now in remission, Heather will be making her London Marathon debut after running the Mini London Marathon in 1999 aged 12. She promised herself that she would one day return to take on the 26.2-mile challenge and will fulfil that promise on 24 April for the charity she credits with saving her life.
Family rivalry will take centre stage when Nicholas Finill runs the London Marathon for the first time alongside his father Chris, one of only 12 ‘Ever Presents’ who have run every London Marathon since its inception in 1981. The last of three siblings to follow in his father’s footsteps, Nicholas is running in support of the Orchard Vale Trust, a charity that improves the quality of life for people with learning disabilities and their families.
Grace Havard will run the London Marathon two years after a car accident left her in an induced coma. She was left with 28 broken bones, a punctured lung, her liver split in half and part of her bowel removed, and skin grafts on her thighs and arms. Having made a swift and miraculous recovery, Grace has now set her mind to running the iconic course to raise money and awareness for St George’s Hospital, where she was cared for in the aftermath of the accident.
Every year, the Virgin Money London Marathon press office receives hundreds of moving and inspiring stories from the thousands of runners who are preparing to take on the challenge of running the marathon. One runner taking that challenge to new heights is Ben Smith from Bristol who is not only running a marathon on 24 April but aims to complete 401 marathons in 401 days, across 309 locations in the UK. The London Marathon will be number 237.
Ben is hoping to raise £250,000 for the charities Stonewall and Kidscape in their bid to tackle the issue of bullying in society, particularly in schools. Having suffered from bullying himself, Ben knows the trauma and destruction it can cause after he twice tried to take his own life as a young adult. Now 33, he is hoping that his epic challenge can help others learn that no matter what happens in life, there can be a positive outcome.
Nov
09

Following the recent announcement of Joe Bonamassa’s live DVD, Blu-ray and album, Live At Radio City Music Hall, and 2014’s critically acclaimed studio album Different Shades of Blue, the internationally renowned guitarist has re-scheduled his recently postponed Bournemouth BIC concert to Sunday 20 March 2016. click  here to  see photos

http://celebrityphotosuk.photoshelter.com/gallery/Joe-Bonamassa-in-Brighton/G0000pXPht8JXWF0/.

In addition to the re-scheduled Bournemouth BIC concert, Joe Bonamassa will perform two new dates – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (Saturday 19 March) and Plymouth Pavilions (Monday 21 March). Tickets go on sale to the general public from the venues at 9am on Friday 13th November.  Tickets will also be available online to purchase from www.jbonamassa.com, www.eventim.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.seetickets.com.

Bonamassa will perform songs from his classic albums including Sloe Gin, Dust Bowl, The Ballad of John Henry, Driving Towards The Daylight (the latter reached #2 in the Official UK Album Chart 2012), and his critically acclaimed 2014 album Different Shades of Blue.

Joe Bonamassa – March 2016 UK Tour

 

Birmingham Barclaycard Arena       Saturday 19 March

Bournemouth BIC                              Sunday 20 March (re-scheduled date)

Plymouth Pavilions                           Monday 21 March

 

“Joe Bonamassa’s concert was billed as ‘the guitar event of the year’ and it certainly didn’t disappoint, delivering two hours of mind blowing guitar virtuosity.”South Wales Echo

“Joe Bonamassa is undoubtedly one of the finest living blues guitarists, and the Arena witnessed over two hours of jaw dropping, ear splitting fretwork from a genius clearly in his element.”Nottingham Post

“Joe Bonamassa, quite possibly the most gifted guitarist on the planet.”Liverpool Echo

Aug
22

THE MONKEES LONDON HAMMERSMITH EVENTIM APOLLO FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4th

The Monkees featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, will perform their first concert in the UK since their sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, at London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 4th September 2015.  Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 871 88190844 871 8819 or 0844 249 43000844 249 4300 or www.alt-tickets.co.uk and www.eventimapollo.com.

An Evening With The Monkees presents a full evening of magic, music and multi-media splendour, including rare films and images, plus footage from their iconic TV series.  The multimedia concert features all of the Monkees hits Last Train To Clarkesville and Daydream Believer, plus an intimate acoustic set, and selections from their cult classic, HEAD.

The Monkees’ cult runs deep in the UK, inspiring boy bands everywhere and racking up two more Top 20 albums in 1989 and 1997.  In 1965, when four young men were cast in the TV roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the global impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large – an impact that still reverberates 50 years later.

Aug
22

WHITESNAKE’S GUITARIST “JOEL HOEKSTRA” RELEASES NEW ALBUM

JOEL HOEKSTRA’S 13 – “DYING TO LIVE”

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake, and for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages, is proud to announce the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album “Dying To Live” from his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday October 16th.

The new album features an all-star cast of rock musicians at the top of their game, including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and more!

Says Joel, “Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music. I wanted to put something out that showcased my production, writing and playing in the genre that I’m known for, which is melodic, hard rock. That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13”. Watch the official EPK for “Dying To Live” HERE.

Joel handled the bulk of the creative process on the album by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics). The pedigree of musicians on the album is second to none. The new album showcases the best rock ensemble that contemporary rock music has to offer. Joel’s astounding, versatile guitar playing raises the bar to a new level.

Album Tracklisting:

1. Say Goodbye To The Sun

2. Anymore

3. Until I Left You

4. Long For The Days

5. Scream

6. Never Say Never

7. Changes

8. The Only Way To Go

9. Dying To Live

10. Start Again

11. What We Believe

12. Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track digital download)

Aug
11

THE INTERNET

ANNOUNCE UK NOVEMBER TOUR

– GLASGOW, MANCHESTER, LONDON & BRISTOL

THUNDERCAT

TO CO-HEADLINE TWO DATES

– MANCHESTER & LONDON

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 9am on Friday 14th august VIA http://gigst.rs/tiatc

The Internet, the Los Angeles-based R&B/soul band fronted by Syd and Matt Martians who released their third album, Ego Death, on Columbia Records in June, announce a four-date UK Tour this November which will see Thundercat co-headline two dates in Manchester and London. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 14th August via http://gigst.rs/tiatc

The tour kicks off in Glasgow at the O2 ABC2 on November 24th, before Thundercat joins the tour for shows at Manchester’s Academy 2 on November 25th and London KOKO on November 26th, with The Internet closing the tour at Bristol’s Marble Factory on November 27th.

The Internet branched off from the Odd Future collective and started their own band in 2011. Syd had previously been Odd Future’s DJ and producer, but began writing her own songs again making her first full-length album with Matt as The Internet. When they play live, The Internet is a six-person band whose youngest member is 17, will all band members contributing their talents to The Internet’s latest album, Ego Death.

Famed bassist, producer and singer Thundercat who co-headlines two dates of the tour, released his latest mini-album, The Beyond/ Where Giants Roam, earlier this year featuring the brilliant track ‘Them Changes’. Aside from his own projects, the legendary musician has featured on Flying Lotus’s last three albums, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part 1 and Part 2, among others.

Tour Dates

24th November 2015 – The Internet – Glasgow O2 ABC2

25th November 2015 – The Internet & Thundercat – Manchester Academy 2

26th November 2015 – The Internet & Thundercat – London KOKO

27th November 2015 – The Internet – Bristol Marble Factory

May
12

THE MONKEES ANNOUNCE RARE UK CONCERT

AT LONDON HAMMERSMITH EVENTIM APOLLO ON SEPTEMBER 4th

The Monkees featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, will perform their first concert in the UK since their sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.

The concert will take place at the London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 4th September 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday 15th May from the 24 hour box office 0844 871 8819 or 0844 249 4300 or by booking online from www.alt-tickets.co.uk or www.eventimapollo.com.

When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates 50 years later.

The Monkees’ cult runs deep in the UK, inspiring boy bands everywhere and racking up two more Top 20 albums in 1989 and 1997. Their last tour of the UK in 2011 climaxed with a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.  The forthcoming London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo concert on September 4th will be their first concert since that time and the untimely passing of Davy Jones in February 2012.

Now Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork carry on that tradition with a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor, including rare films and images from their series. Their new show features all of the Monkees hits, including Last Train To Clarkesville and Daydream Believer, plus an intimate acoustic set and selections from their cult classic, HEAD. This Evening With The Monkees is sure to be one to remember for fans on every level.

May
12

Tracy Morgan and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in  Accidental Love in cinimas  form the 19th of June

Tracy Morgan and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in Accidental Love in cinimas form the 19th of June

 

Arrow Films is pleased to announce the theatrical release of the star-studded, wacky romantic comedy

on Friday June 19th.

The film was originally directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), and stars Jessica Biel (Hitchcock), James Marsden (X-Men), Catherine Keener (The 40 Year-Old Virgin), and Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler).

The film follows Alice Eckle (Jessica Biel), a somewhat naïve roller-skating waitress who is about to get engaged to her trooper boyfriend, Scott (James Marsden) when she is accidentally shot in the head with a nail gun. Alice’s lack of health insurance leaves the nail lodged in her head, causing strange erratic behaviour, and her fiancé to have a change of heart. This leads Alice to travel to Washington D.C. to meet the charming but rather clueless Congressman Howard Birdwell (Jake Gyllenhaal) who has vowed to petition for introducing a health care bill. When the two meet sparks fly, and they realise that their love could interfere with what they stand for.

May
12

this year sees the return of one of British Pop’s most unique and colourful characters as singer/songwriter/rapper, Dappy announces a huge UK headline tour for October 2015. The six-date run will see him play at some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things off in Glasgow at O2 ABC on October 26th and will run through until November 1st at Oxford O2 Academy 2.

There are rebirths, and there is the spectacular transformation undergone by the artist formerly known as Costadinos Contostavlos, aka the five-million-selling, seven-Top-10-singles and three-platinum-albums-enjoying Dappy.  Yes, that Dappy: the diminutive rapper and self-described “hood-rat” of N-Dubz infamy. Forget that Dappy. This Dappy is quite different. Think serious songwriter with a blue-eyed (well, brown-eyed) soul voice worthy of comparison to George Michael.

Following his stint in the Big Brother house, Dappy started work on his second solo album, booking studio and co-writing sessions with long term collaborators Al and Flash, Emile Sande and Naughty Boy. In the lead single from the album, the self-penned piano ballad ‘Beautiful Me’, Dappy sings in a voice that will blow away non-believers. Produced by Mac & Phil (Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé), with assistance from Nathan Retro (Wiley, Katy B), the single showcases a more mature sound, all resounding piano chords and life-affirming chorus.  The lyrics reflect the turbulence of Dappy’s life with a candour that is disarming. It is an epic composition that posits Dappy as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of some breadth and depth, the equal of Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran and Labrinth. You can hear the song – and see Dappy playing it on piano and singing as though his life depends on it – on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9JsjcKJfW8).

Dappy’s return to live performance will be highly anticipated by his countless fans, and will feature new tracks from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Miracles’.

DAPPY LIVE DATES:

Monday          26        October          Glasgow          O2 ABC 2

Tuesday         27        October          Manchester    Academy 3

Wednesday    28        October          Newcastle       O2 Academy 2

Friday             30        October          London           O2 Islington Academy

Saturday         31        October          Birmingham   O2 Academy 2

Sunday           01        November      Oxford            O2 Academy 2

Tickets go on general sale Friday 08 April 2015 @ 9.00am

Available at www.gigsandtours.com 24 hr cc hotline 0844 811 0051

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