Odds & Ends: Garth Brooks, Jack White, SBTRKT, Nickelback, Falling In Reverse
Garth Brooks is showing a little more love to the Twin Cities. The tally of shows at Minneapolis’ Target Center is now at 11, thanks to the addition of a Nov. 9 gig at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. CDT.
The previously announced residency dates are scheduled Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15, with two performances on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th.
But first the country legend is headed to Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 10-12 and Oct. 16-18. After that Brooks’ world tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, stops in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Last week Brooks revealed the title and cover art for his first new album in 10 years. Man Against Machine is due out Nov. 11.
For more information visit GarthBrooks.com.
After concluding his U.S./Canadian tour in September, Jack White won’t return to stages in the States until 2015. Good thing that’s just three months away!
White wraps up 2014 with gigs in Mexico, Turkey, Germany, Belgium and the U.K. The rocker is continuing to support his second LP, Lazaretto, which was released in June.
His first dates of the new year are scheduled at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Jan. 28 and New York’s Madison Square Garden Arena Jan. 30.
A presale is ongoing now. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 10 at 12 p.m. local time. Head over to JackWhiteiii.com for more info.
Nickelback doesn’t even have any upcoming dates booked in the U.K. but that hasn’t stopped a crowdfunding campaign from collecting money in hopes of preventing future gigs in London.
The description of the “Don’t Let Nickel Back” campaign says it wants to “ensure that the band do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here – nor even phone here.” If you’re wondering why the campaign hates Nickelback so much, the FAQ suggests that you listen to the band to see for yourself.
In exchange for a $1 donation, the campaign will send an email on your behalf to Nickelback’s management to relay the request. If you have $5 to spare, management will receive a “slightly more forceful email.” It will take $10 if you want the email to include “explicit phrases and lots of capital letters and “maybe even a rude emoticon or too.”
As of the time of this post, the campaign’s 43 backers had raised $190. Oh, and by the way, all proceeds from the campaign will go to charity “or perhaps therapy for those who’ve been affected by the band.”
SBTRKT has called off several shows this week because of illness. The musical project led by Aaron Jerome will no longer play Atlanta (Oct. 7), New Orleans (Oct. 9), Houston (Oct. 10) or Dallas (Oct. 12).
“I’m very sorry to all those who purchased tickets and look forward to playing for those fans when I can reschedule them,” SBTRKT tweeted Oct. 7.
The next show on the books is Oct. 14 in Tempe, Ariz., at The Marquee.
Falling In Reverse announced this week that the band had amicably parted ways with bassist Max Green.
Epitaph Records released the falling statement to Alternative Press:
“Max Greene has exited the Falling In Reverse lineup due to personal matters unrelated to the band. The split is amicable according to Ronnie Radke and Falling In Reverse wishes Max nothing but the best in his future endeavors. Ronnie Radke has been working hard in the studio recording a new Falling In Reverse album due out early next year and is excited for fans to hear it. Further details are to be announced.”