Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 1.26

Written by on January 26, 2024

Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 1.26 – by Liam Sweeny.


Three dates on Madonna’s Celebration Tour left fans wanting more – namely, for her to start on time. After rescheduling the tour from July 2023 to December 2023 due to illness, the iconic singer showed up at three concerts at 10:30pm, while the advertised start of each show was 8:30pm. Two concertgoers, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, have become plaintiffs in a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Eastern New York, alleging Madonna demonstrated “flippant difficulty in ensuring a timely or complete performance” and “a wanton exercise in false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.”

Madonna could not be reached for comment.

The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes haven’t put out any new music in fifteen years. That has changed with the release of new album “Happiness Bastards,” and with this album release is a world tour, with a U.S. and European leg. The band’s current lineup is frontman Chris Robinson, bassist Sven Pipien, Brian Griffin on drums, Joel Robinow on keyboards and Isaiah Mitchell on guitar.

“Happiness Bastards is being released March 15th, and the tour will start in Nashville on April 12th. The European leg kicks off on May 14th in Manchester, UK. Prior to “Happiness Bastards” the band had released “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion;” a release of studio recordings and B-sides,

The tour stops are as follows:

North America

April 2, 2024 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House

April 3, 2024 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

April 5, 2024 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

April 6, 2024 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

April 8, 2024 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

April 10, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre

April 12, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

April 13, 2024 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

April 15, 2024 – Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall

April 16, 2024 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

April 19, 2024 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

April 20, 2024 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

April 23, 2024 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS

April 24, 2024 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

April 27, 2024 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

April 28, 2024 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway

April 30, 2024 – Washington, DC – The Anthem

May 1, 2024 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium

May 3, 2024 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center

May 4, 2024 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort

May 7, 2024 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia


May 14, 2024 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

May 15, 2024 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo

May 17, 2024 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall

May 18, 2024 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Civic at The Halls

May 21, 2024 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique

May 22, 2024 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live

May 24, 2024 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia

May 27, 2024 – Milan, IT – Teatro Arcimboldi Milano

May 29, 2024 – Frankfurt, DE – Alte Oper

May 30, 2024 – Stuttgart, DE – Liederhalle

June 1, 2024 – Berlin, DE – Verti Music Hall

June 4, 2024 – Copenhagen, DK – Falkonersalen

June 5-8, 2024 – Sölvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Festival**

June 9, 2024 – Mérida, ES – Stone & Music Festival

** Festival date


Disturbed’s David Draiman is not just a musician, but a fan – in this case, a fan of Taylor Swift’s. During a  January 9th concert in Peoria, Illinois, Draiman mentioned Swift when he brought two fathers up on stage with their daughters. When some in the crowd boo’ed, he said, “”Don’t you boo her. You know what? I will stand up and applaud any pop artist that gets up on stage and sings live and plays a guitar live in front of a whole group of fucking thousands of girls and guys, young fans. Don’t talk shit about Taylor Swift. She is for real. And she’s making sure that an entire generation of new music fans understand what it means to actually play music live.”

Draiman has been interested in collaborating with Swift, or covering one of her songs. He is currently on his “Take Back Your Life” tour, and had released the album “Divisive” in 2022. He has collaborated with female performers, including Heart’s Ann Wilson, and Moriah Formica of the band “Plush.”

Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman of prog rock band YES fame has had a long career – and sadly, it is coming to an end. His latest tour will be his last, and after that he will focus solely on composition and songwriting. He is timing his latest tour to end by his 77th birthday, May 18th. He will be bringing to the tour a 30-minute piano and keyboard composition called “Yessonata.”

Rick said of the tour, “I always planned to stop touring by my 77th birthday – for those of you who wish to send me a card, it’s May 18th! – but there is so much to fit in before then that I’m having to make plans now and so my final one-man shows will have to cease by that date. I have thoroughly enjoyed performing the various one-man shows, but it’s time to call it a day. I intend to throw in the best of what I have done in the past, plus a few new surprises on the way, and possibly even the odd guest joining me on the odd occasion. The plan is not to perform at the same venue twice throughout this period, so whatever venue you are hopefully thinking of coming to, it will be the last performance there – and I am taking this opportunity of thanking everyone and anyone who has supported me over the last 53 years!”

Here are the tour dates and locations:

2024 US Tour (First Leg)


19 – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

20 – Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

22 – Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY

23 – Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ

24 – Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH

26 – The Vogel @ Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank, NJ

27 – The Barns, Vienna, VA

28 – The Barns, Vienna, VA

29 – Egg – Hart Theatre, Albany, NY

For tickets and more information, visit RWCC.com.



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