Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, in conjuction with The MIX 101.9, recently hosted two up-and-coming musicians for a show that was part of Hard Rock's March On Stage program. Helping raise money for Musicians On Call, which provides music therapy at hospitals around the country, March On Stage has been lighting up stages across the world all month long. Now winding down, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago closed out their March On Stage events in style.
First up, Angel Taylor brought her sweet songs to the stage with a professionalism that belies her young career. With her current hit "Like You Do" getting plenty of airplay on the radio and the telly, Angel showed everyone why she's not just the next big thing, but deserving of all the attention.
Next up, ascendent Aussie crooner Daniel Merriweather brought the house down with his personal brand of neo-soul. It don't get much better than Mr. Merriweather singing at Hard Rock while you're having a beer or two, wondering where those sounds have been all your life. For real, check out some of his videos right here.
We just wanted to give a quick shout out to MIX 101.9 for helping to set up Hard Rock with two amazing performers, to the fans for venturing inside on one of Chicago's nicest days in months, the staff for facilitating such a great event and Angel and Daniel for helping Hard Rock during March On Stage. You all rock!
Orlando, FL, March 29, 2010 – London’s Old Park Lane rocks. Venice’s St. Mark’s Square rocks. New York’s Times Square rocks. Now, Berlin’s most popular boulevard, Kurfürstendamm, will rock! After 18 years on Meinekestraße, Hard Rock Cafe Berlin will relocate to its new home in the heart of Germany’s capital city. Hard Rock Cafe Berlin will be located at the heritage protected Bauhaus building on Kurfürstendamm 224. The new Berlin cafe will feature modern architecture with contemporary design, as well as rare pieces of authentic music memorabilia, a Rock Shop with limited-edition merchandise and Hard Rock’s delicious cuisine. The Meinekestrasse location will remain open through Sunday, April 25th, with the new location opening on Monday, April 26th.The design of Hard Rock Cafe Berlin will incorporate contemporary material, light installations combined with current Berlin architecture trends, giving the restaurant a new look and vibe. The two-floor, 450-square-meter cafe will include seating for 350 guests, two vibrant bars, a cocktail lounge area and a stage for live performances. Hard Rock’s picturesque balcony will feature seating for 100, overlooking the Ku’damm and Memorial Church. “We have enjoyed great success in Berlin for nearly two decades and look forward to the move to Ku’damm,” said Kristina Lange, general manager, Hard Rock Cafe Berlin. “This new location will benefit from the enhanced pedestrian traffic and is sure to rock Berlin with great live music, innovative multimedia technology and Hard Rock’s world-class dining experience.”Hard Rock Cafe Berlin will receive a completely new collection of memorabilia to display on its walls, including items from many of the world’s most beloved and recognizable musicians, as well as contemporary artists with local ties. In addition to rare artifacts from Elvis Presley, John Lennon and The Who, key memorabilia on display will also include a stage outfit worn by will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas; a bass guitar played by Mike Dirnt of Green Day; a red dress worn by Shakira at the 2009 MTV European Music Awards in Berlin; and a Jackson Mark Morton-Dominion guitar from Lamb of God. The iconic Trabi, once used as a stage prop at U2’s Zoo TV Tour, will be the only piece of memorabilia to make the move from the former venue to the new location.Hard Rock’s memorabilia collection will also be highlighted via cutting-edge, innovative multimedia technology. The new Berlin cafe will showcase new and unique interactive experiences for guests, including a mini Rock Wall Solo™ and a Microsoft Surface™ table, each featuring multi-touch technology that enables fans to explore the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia collection and virtually tour all of Hard Rock’s venues worldwide. Rock Wall Solo™:
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For nearly 40 years, Hard Rock has offered guests classic American fare in a rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere. The new venue will be the ideal location for the brand’s world-famous cuisine, including Hard Rock’s Legendary Burgers, signature Smokehouse items and more. In addition to its food, Hard Rock offers unmatched specialty drinks from its award-winning bar menu, from Hurricanes and Margaritas, to its Alternative Rock non-alcoholic beverage menu featuring favorites like Wild berry Smoothies and Crushed Velvet martinis.Since it was founded, Hard Rock International highly emphasizes philanthropy with local and International initiatives. Regular programs, such as March on Stage, PINKTOBER™ or Spring in Berlin, will benefit charities like Sonnenhof, Musik Hilft or Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V. About Hard Rock International With a total of 162 venues in 52 countries, including 130 cafes and 13 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
03.30: On this day in 1945, God was born. If you're a little confused by that statement, give us a moment to explain ourselves. By the mid-'60s, Eric Clapton already ruled the English guitar scene, having made a distinct impression as lead guitar for The Yardbirds (a band which would also, after Clapton's resignation, had Jeff Beck, then Jimmy Page on lead guitar), Johnny Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek & The Dominoes (yeah, Mr. Clapton was the definition of an itinerant bluesman). Well, Clapton's fans worshipped his playing, loved everything he did and, one day, one of those über-fans graffitied up a wall with the phrase "Clapton Is God" and someone else took a photo of it and the rest is history. People started spray-painting this message all over London. Clapton didn't really care for the attention or the insinuation that he was the best guitar player on the planet, especially after he got to know Jimi Hendrix and realized the true meaning of "Guitar God." So, yeah, to get back to our original purpose for this post, Happy Birthday, Eric Clapton! From "Layla" to "Wonderful Tonight," from "I Feel Free" to "Tears In Heaven" you've given us much aural pleasure over the years. 03.31: For those about to birthday, we salute you. Yes! This day in 1955 welcomed the birth of one of the best hard rock guitar players on the planet and one of the best stage presences ever to entertain an adoring audience, when Angus Young, he of the English school boy outfit, he of some of the most iconic rock songs ever, he of AC/DC was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Angus headed to Australia with his family (mom, dad, seven siblings) in 1963 and never looked back. And still, to this very day, Angus continues to melt faces and shred brains all over the planet with two hands, six strings, and an amazing penchant for awesomeness. 03.31: On this day in 1967 Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar on stage for first time at Finsbury Park at the start of his UK tour. He would do it many times after that, most famously at the Monterey Pop Festival in June of '67, which proved to be his "coming out" party in the U.S., where he'd been slow to catch on until that point, having honed his already substantial skills in London for the better part of the year previous, playing all over Europe to adoring fans and smitten/jealous musicians. Well, Monetery Pop and his guitar-aflame shtick (that he did for the first time on this day, 43 years ago) proved to be the fire that would ignite Jimi Hendrix worldwide.
04.03: On this day in 1969 Jim Morrison turned himself over to the FBI on six charges of lewd behavior and public exposure at The Doors March 1st Miami show from that same year. Though nobody is really sure what happened the night of the concert, the authorities in attendance didn't seem to find anything wrong with the show, other than Jim's general lack of enthusiasm for being there. Many police even hung out backstage after the show, yukkin' it up and having a good time. It wasn't until a review of the show appeared in the Miami Herald two days later, stating that Morrison had exposed himself (nobody really saw anything, but Jim said he exposed himself, asking the crowd, "Did you see it?") and hurled indecent epithets about the auditorium, that the good ol' decency patrol really got their motors revving. With the cops having to explain why they just sat around and let Morrison expose himself and attempt to incite a riot, the city of Miami hastily issued an arrest warrant for The Lizard King. He'd eventually be put on trial and found guilty of profanity and indecent exposure. This incident would prove to be the beginning of a very tumultuous time for The Doors, leading to the cancellation of many shows, to a long breaks from recording (they'd still put out, however, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman), to Jim's ramping up of his spoken word recordings, and to Jim eventually moving to Paris in March of '71, to escape everything that'd been going on his life. He died in Paris four months later, of a drug overdose. 04.04: On this day in 1964 The Beatles ruled the music world. The group held the top 5 spots of the Billboard Singles Chart with (1) "Can’t Buy Me Love," (2) "Twist and Shout," (3) "She Loves You," (4) "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and (5) "Please Please Me." Yeah, that's simply amazing. Nobody has ever done that or likely every will again (never say never, but it seems, on the surface, at this date and time in the fractured world of music, impossible). In additon to the top five songs, they also had seven other songs (!) in the top 100. Holy crap. 12 songs in the top 100 at the same time. Unbelievable. To us, it's a testament to just how popular The Beatles were at that time, to just how incredibly new and exciting their songs were to the record-buying public. It's almost impossible to imagine a group ever being that big again. Except for Roxette, of course.
It seems like every generation looks back at the music that was made twenty years before they came of age and embraces it as some sort of ironic hipster badge of honor. Think about it – Happy Days came out twenty years after the ‘50s, the eighties saw an entire “paisley underground” subculture mine the mid-‘60s sound and look, kids in the nineties worshiped at the altar of the ‘70s – you get the idea.
So where does that leave the generation of music fans who came of age in the ‘00s? Do they look back at the ‘80s and immediately seek out Replacements records or obscure, wildly influential stuff by bands like Big Black? Nope. There has been an explosion of interest in that glittery, androgynous, chart-topping ‘80s anomaly known as hair metal.
For us old fogies who actually lived through this stuff the first time, this is a real head-scratcher. We figured that grunge drove a stake through the heart of hair metal once and for all in ’91. Apparently, we underestimated the power of the undead, because this stuff is back in a big way. Let’s take a look at some of the relics from this era. Most of this stuff still smells of Aqua Net. As always, click on the photos to check this stuff out up-close and awesome at our interactive memorabilia website.
Here’s a great example of just how narcissistic hair metal singers could be. This custom leather jacket was created by clothing designer Tony Alamo for Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer and features a photo-realistic likeness of Tom on the back. Remember Cinderella? They were actually a damn good band, but got caught up in the whole pretty-boy ‘80s thing. They also had that “hula hoop” guitar move down better than anyone. Check this thing out. The hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes are actual human hair.
Most of the ‘80s guitarists favored custom Charvel, Kramer, or Jackson instruments that weighed a ton and had locking tremelos to facilitate squealy bits that only dogs could hear. This is a Charvel that belonged to Warren DeMartini of Ratt. Warren was (and is) an incredible guitarist, so we give him some slack.
When Warren played the guitar pictured above onstage, like any self (dis)respecting hair metal star, he’d wear something bordering on the ridiculous. Like this snazzy little number:
Hair metal hit its apotheosis in 1988 when Kip Winger and the band that bore his name released “Seventeen”. The video that accompanied the tune was a perfect storm of creepy-guy sexuality, ridiculous lyrics, and non-stop posing. Witness, if you dare:
And these are the pants Kip wore in the video:
Bon Jovi is a unique case. They’ve consistently maintained a fan base and their music has evolved nicely over the years, but they were a full-blown hair metal band in the ‘80s, so let’s make fun of them. This utterly hideous Kramer guitar was made for Jon Bon Jovi in ’88 for the band’s New Jersey tour. The “faux denim” look of this thing is so ‘80s, it’s actually stonewashed.
Speaking of stonewashed (please say stonewashed jeans aren’t going to make a comeback. Seriously, man, we couldn’t handle that), here’s a pair of perfectly distressed stonewashed jeans featuring flag patches that Jon Bon Jovi owned and operated in ’89:
Which brings us to Poison. This group personifies the hair metal ideal more than any other band possibly could. As wack as many of us think they are, you’ve got to hand it to them. They survived the “Great Hair Metal Massacre” of the ‘90s and reemerged in the ‘00s as the kings of the old guard. They’ve enjoyed the fruits of the hair metal revival more than most, and we salute them for it. We’ll even go as far as to say that these pants are pretty badass. Drummer Rikki Rockett wore them onstage during Poison’s triumphant arena tour in 2006. Read that last sentence again – POISON’S TRIUMPHANT ARENA TOUR IN 2006.
So it appears that ‘80s hair metal has hit a nerve with modern music fans and is back in a big way. Too bad we didn’t by stock in Aqua Net. If you’re a hair metal fan and want to tell us how much we suck for making fun of it, head over to our Memorabilia Page on Facebook page and give us a piece of your mind. But before you get too excited about the return of pouty pretty boys, remember just how fleeting this stuff is. It can be wiped away as easy as…
The inimitable, singular, legendary Van Morrison is set to play Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL, on May 5. From "Gloria" to "Brown-Eyed Girl", from "Moondance" to "Into The Mystic," Van Morrison is, flat out, one of the most amazing and poetically-inspired singer-songwriters ever. He is a legend for good reason. Morrison’s acclaim includes the masterpieces Astral Weeks, Moondance, and Tupelo Honey, six Grammy Awards, as well as induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tickets cost $350, $250, $200, $150, $100 & $60.* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday & Monday, only open on event days, at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309, and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.
*Additional fees may apply.
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego will plant a tree through the American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program for every guest checking in during the month of April. An estimated 5,000 trees will be planted through the hotel’s inaugural “Roots Rock” program to benefit Global ReLeaf, a program that has planted over 30 million trees across the United States and internationally since 1990.
“Save the Planet is one of Hard Rock’s brand pillars and one that we embrace here in San Diego,” said Matt Greene, general manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. “Global ReLeaf is a remarkable program that we are proud to support. Earth Day is only one day, but we look forward to celebrating all month long and funding the planting of as many trees as we can.”
While it’s the first time the hotel has planted trees for its guests, the “Roots Rock” initiative was born from an internal program developed by a department director who rewarded his staff’s high customer service survey scores with trees planted in their honor. Each month, trees are planted when the staff achieves excellent scores, and since the beginning of the program 200 trees have been planted for Hard Rock employees. The program has proven to further motivate Hard Rock Hotel employees, who are as passionate about positively impacting the environment as they are about providing guest service that rocks.
“We’re very pleased to partner with Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in honor of Earth Day this April,” said American Forests’ Acting Executive Director Gerry Gray. “With their generous support, we will be able not only to plant an estimated 5,000 trees, but also to raise awareness about the importance of trees in restoring the health and maintaining the services of ecological systems.”
The “Roots Rock” program will take place from April 1 through 30. For information or to book a reservation at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, please visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com or call 888-593-6177.
The inimitable, singular, legendary Van Morrison is set to play Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL, on May 5. From "Gloria" to "Brown-Eyed Girl", from "Moondance" to "Into The Mystic," Van Morrison is, flat out, one of the most amazing and poetically-inspired singer-songwriters ever. He is a legend for good reason. Morrison’s acclaim includes the masterpieces Astral Weeks, Moondance, and Tupelo Honey, six Grammy Awards, as well as induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tickets cost $350, $250, $200, $150, $100 & $60.* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday & Monday, only open on event days, at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309, and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.
*Additional fees may apply.
ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2010 – Today, Hard Rock International and Live Nation announced that world-renowned singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder will be headlining HARD ROCK CALLING 2010 on Saturday, June 26th in Hyde Park, London. Wonder joins Sir Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam as the headliners at Hard Rock Calling 2010, the premier music festival this summer. Hard Rock Calling 2010 will launch Hard Rock International’s fifth annual Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands to benefit charities worldwide.
Stevie Wonder will amaze fans with an unforgettable headline performance at this year’s Hard Rock Calling, performing hit after hit from his incredible career. Having sold out The O2 Arena London twice last year and with more than 30 Top 10 hits, two dozen GRAMMY ® Awards and countless humanitarian accolades, he will return to London for his first-ever, open-air London festival. Having inspired a generation of breakthrough acts across four decades, his performance at Hard Rock Calling 2010 will be one of the high points of the summer.
"Sir Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Stevie Wonder in Hyde Park – a truly phenomenal line-up! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to become part of Hard Rock history," said Brian Siemienas, Senior Director of Marketing, Hard Rock International.
Several top artists and musicians have lined up to perform on the same bill as the legendary Stevie Wonder, including Jamiroquai, James Morrison and Corinne Bailey Rae. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 26 on www.hardrockcalling.com for the Saturday, June 26th lineup at Hard Rock Calling 2010.
Having sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, Jamiroquai is one of the UK’s biggest musical exports. Citing Stevie Wonder as a musical hero of his, Jay Kay will take to the Hard Rock Calling stage for his first performance in the UK in many years. Currently in the process of recording his eighth studio album, Jamiroquai will bring his special blend of pop, rock and electronica to Hyde Park for what is bound to be a very memorable performance.
Joining the line-up on Saturday will be BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter James Morrison who returns to Hard Rock Calling for the second consecutive year.
"Stevie Wonder is one of those rare artists who only come along once in a lifetime and who many will try to emulate and imitate but will never better. Alongside Michael Jackson, Stevie started so many musical trends. His vocal style, his melodies and his amazing musicianship cross all boundaries. Stevie is, and always will be, a legend and I'm honored and excited to be playing with him in Hyde Park," James commented on being part of this incredible weekend. "Ever since I started listening to him as a kid, he has given me so much musical inspiration and he really opened my eyes to what can be created with pure feel and emotion in music. It's going to be an amazing day, Stevie, myself, the beautiful and amazing spirit of Corinne and the funky Jay Kay.’"
After a hiatus of nearly two years, GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated Corinne Bailey Rae released her much-anticipated second album The Sea in January and will take to the Hard Rock Calling stage for her first festival performance this year.
“I’m so excited to be playing with Stevie! I have been lucky enough to watch him play from the side of the stage before and it was amazing. His songs and his voice are so beautiful, it's a real honor to be chosen to support him,” said Corinne Bailey Rae.
Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, London...The Hottest Ticket This SummerPromising three days of unparalleled music, Hard Rock Calling 2010 will also feature performances by The Hives, The Gaslight Anthem, Ben Harper & Relentless7 and Wolfmother, with additional top acts to be announced.
Pack Your Bags and Find Your Passport...With tickets in high demand, the only way in may be to win your way in. Consumers will have the chance to live the life of a rock star, travelling the world to Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock concerts by entering the global sweepstakes via www.HardRock.com. And, as with all Hard Rock International ventures, philanthropy will be an important part of Hard Rock’s global tour, with each Ambassadors of Rock event benefiting a local charity. Concert details and additional 2010 Ambassadors of Rock Tour stops will be announced on www.HardRock.com.
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About Hard Rock Calling:Hard Rock Calling, produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage, second stage and many surprises in store for fans of all ages. In addition to renowned bands and an on-site Hard Rock Cafe, the festival will include a variety of attractions to be announced at a later date. Additional artists for the 2010 line-up will be announced leading up to the event and tickets for the festival are available at www.hardrockcalling.co.uk.
About Live Nation:Live Nation’s mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry’s first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit www.livenation.com/investors.
About The Royal Parks:The Royal Parks is an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James’s Park.For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk.
About Hard Rock International With a total of 162 venues in 52 countries, including 130 cafes and 13 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
For high school and college students, what's better than spring break? How 'bout spring break with rockers Saving Abel playing a blistering live set? Yeah, that'd be awesome. Well, just last night, Saving Abel did, indeed, melt the brains of about 2000 spring breakers at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach, helping to raise money for a great charity, making Tuesday night the night for fun and good times in Myrtle Beach. Whoulda thunk it?
Saving Abel is currently in the midst of a mini-tour in support of Hard Rock's month-long March On Stage concert series, which raises money for Musicians On Call, a great charity that supports music therapy at hospitals across the country. It's the healing power of music!
Saving Abel is playing (click the links to get tickets right now) Hard Rock Cafe Memphis on March 28, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville on March 29th (supporting Aaron Lewis of Staind!), Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis on April 6, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago on April 8, and Hard Rock Cafe Houston on April 18. Wow! To hold you over, here's a couple pics from their show at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach last night.
We just wanted to thank the guys in Saving Abel for supporting Hard Rock's March On Stage program. It means a lot to us that you are helping in such a big way. A big shout out to the staff and management at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach, as well, for giving the spring breakers one helluva party on a Tuesday night. You all rock!
Mark your calendars, everyone, because there's a big show coming up at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, CA, on March 31st! Please join Hard Rock in welcoming headliner Alex Band, as well as up-and-coming rockers The Sequel and Ry Cuming. This is a very special March On Stage show, benefitting a great organization called Musicians On Call, which supports music therapy at hospitals across the country.
You may already know Alex as the voice, passion and songwriter behind the band The Calling whose two albums have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and spawned many hit singles, including "Adrienne," "Our Lives," and the # 1 hit “Wherever You Will Go." Alex is gearing up to release his first solo CD, We’ve All Been There, which he produced with Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas), John Fields (Jonas Brothers) and Tal Herzberg (Black Eyes Peas).
Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.com right now for $7. Tickets are $10 at the door on the day of the show.