Summer Sonic Shakeup
A number of interesting changes were made recently to the lineup for Summer Sonic, which takes place the weekend of Aug. 13 simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka.
The death of Clarence Clemons, who was slated to play the festival, opened up a hole in the schedule on the Tokyo Beach Stage that was filled by
The R&B singer was one of the few acts, major or minor, that didn’t cancel its previous planned tours following the nuclear disaster that accompanied the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
His replacement is
In other tour announcements,
According to media reports, Joe Perry has said the band will perform in areas that were devastated by the earthquake and tsunami, but so far none of the announced dates are in those areas.