Odds & Ends: Janet Jackson, Journey, Zac Brown Band, The Who vs Kanye, BeachGlow
Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable World Tour” grew a little today with the superstar adding yet another night for her Honolulu fans.
Jackson was originally scheduled to play Nov. 12 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. That is, before ticket demands resulted in Live Nation, Rhythm Nation, producer Tommy Meharey and Bamp Project adding a Nov. 13 gig to the grand plan.
But fans wanted more and Jackson’s newly added third date at Blaisdell is set for Nov. 15.
A presale for American Express cardholders and fans who pre-ordered Jackson’s new album via the artist’s website begins June 30 at 10 a.m. and runs through July 2 at 10 p.m. General onsales begin July 3 at 10 a.m. All times local. Nov. 12-13 are already sold out, so run, don’t walk, to JanetJackson.com for what you need to know.
Journey’s Neal Schon will be doing double duty when the band begins its trek across Canada next week. The guitarist’s own band, dubbed Neal “Vortex” Schon, will appear as special guest.
But Schon won’t be the only musician appearing in the special guest slot as well as in the main event. Omar Hakim, who is filling in for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, will keep the beat in both bands. Journey announced Hakim’s participation on this year’s North American tour earlier this month after Castronovo was arrested for alleged domestic violence. The band’s lineup also includes Rachel Z Hakim on keyboards, Jerry Brooks on bass and, of course, Schon on guitar.
Neal “Vortex” Schon will play songs from the all-instrumental 2-CD album, Vortex, released June 23 via the Mascot Label Group.
Journey’s tour of Canada begins July 6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and includes stops in Vancouver, Montreal, Saskatoon and Prince George and St. John’s. Tickets are still available. Head over to the band’s official website for details.
A fan at Milwaukee’s
Brown called Watt, a Milwaukee native, the band’s “special security,” reports the Journal Sentinel.
Of course, in today’s cell-phone age it’s nearly impossible for something like this to happen without at least one fan-shot video ending up on YouTube.
EDM fans at Saturday’s MoonGlow Music Festival in Atlantic City, N.J., found their day of fun cut short when a bit of nasty weather forced an early close to the day’s festivities.
The Press Of Atlantic City reports that “ticket holders walked into the concert space wearing neon green and orange shirts, bathing suits, black fur boots, body glitter and rhinestones, while organizers handed out waterproof phone cases.”
Turned out that those waterproof cell phone cases were probably more appropriate for the day than temporary body art as rain forced officials to shut down the beach event. Scheduled to play were Virginia-based bands such as Kids Want Techno. The festival benefitted Little Kids Rock, the organization dedicated to raising money to help fund music education.