Credit: Mo SummersEx-Police guitarist Andy Summers is taking part in an interview-and-performance event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles tonight that’s sold out, but don’t let that drive you to tears! You’ll be able to watch the event for free online at the BOSS musical-gear company’s official Facebook page.

The event will be held at the museum’s Clive Davis Theater, and will begin streaming live at 8 p.m. PT. It will feature Summers performing selections from his upcoming solo album, Triboluminescence, which will be released on Friday, March 24.

During the evening, Andy will chat about the record and his long music career with Grammy Foundation vice president Scott Goldman and field questions from the audience. There will also be a multimedia presentation of his photography, for which he’ll provide improvised musical accompaniment.

Fans who view the live stream will be able to submit questions for Summers via the webpage’s comments section.

Triboluminescence is a collection of original instrumental tracks that find Summers exploring a variety of exotic musical sounds and genres.

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Red River EntertainmentFounding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies is releasing a new studio album that he recorded with his son Russ called Open Road on March 31. The collaborative collection features nine tracks that combine Dave’s knack for crafting melodic and introspective rock and pop songs with his son’s talents as a modern electronic-music artist.

Russ tells ABC Radio that although he predominately works with alternative-music genres, his and his dad’s goal with Open Road was to make a “traditional songwriter’s album.”

“I’ve always really liked Dave’s more sensitive style of writing over the years…maybe even more so than the stuff he’s famous for, which is the big guitar riffs and everything,” Russ explains. “And so, [I] really wanted to kind of bring that side of him more to the table for this album.”

That being said, Russ points out that with his background in working with “atmospheric and experimental” music, he was responsible for adding “a subtle kind of sheen over the album” that gives it a “modern touch.”

Russ says he and his father collaborated closely on and contributed equally to Open Road, which he describes as “quite an emotional album.”

“Every song is a journey in its own right,” he says. “Dave and I…brought our own stories to every song…Every song bouncing melodies and lyrics and ideas together and kind of fusing both of our collective history and experiences.”

Russ also notes that although he and his father butted heads while making the record, because of their family connection they were perhaps “a bit more respectful of each other’s ideas.”

Russ adds working with him took his dad out of his comfort zone, and “him letting go into my working process a bit I think actually really brought the best out of him.”

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Credit: Michie TurpinThe tour that kicked off last fall celebrating the 40th anniversary of Kansas‘ breakthrough 1976 album, Leftoverture, is now set to carry on all the way into December. The veteran rockers, who’ll launch a spring leg of the trek on Friday, have added a lengthy new series of concerts running from an August 25 performance in Shreveport, Louisiana, through a December 9 show in The Villages, Florida.

Tickets for most of the new dates go on sale on Friday, March 31. The shows feature a full performance of Leftoverture, as well as select other songs from throughout Kansas’ long career, including tunes from the group’s latest studio effort, 2016’s The Prelude Implicit.

Speaking about the tour’s success, founding Kansas drummer Phil Ehart tells Billboard, “Way beyond our expectations is an understatement…Last fall I said, ‘If we could get 10 or 12 dates of this, that would be great,’ and we just blew by that. I guess we’d kind of forgotten what a huge album that was and is, and people really want to come out and hear us do it in its entirety.”

Leftoverture peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, and includes arguably Kansas’ most enduring hit, “Carry On Wayward Son.” The album has sold more than five million copies in the U.S. to date.

Meanwhile, Ehart tells Billboard that Kansas also has big plans for 2018, including recording and releasing another studio album, and launching a tour focusing on Leftoverture‘s multi-platinum follow-up, 1977’s Point of Know Return.

“We’ll have the new album and do some songs off that and then play Point of Know Return in its entirety, so we’re going to use the same formula,” Ehart says of the group’s proposed next tour.

Here are all of Kansas’ Leftoverture 40th Anniversary U.S. tour dates:

3/24 — Salina, KS, The Stiefel Theatre
3/25 — Tulsa, OK, The Brady Theater
3/31 — Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place
4/1 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theater
4/7 — Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace
4/9 — Charleston, WV, The Clay Center
4/18 — Denver, CO, The Paramount
4/20 — Salt Lake City, UT, Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
4/22 — Las Vegas, NV, The Smith Center – Reynolds Hall
4/23 — Chandler, AZ, Chandler Center for the Arts
4/26 — Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
4/28 — Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
4/29 — Seattle, WA, Moore Theater
8/25 — Shreveport, LA, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
8/26 — Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
9/8 — Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
9/9 — Stockton, CA, Bob Hope Theatre
9/12 — San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
9/13 — Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
9/15 — Bakersfield, CA, Fox Theater
9/19 — San Diego, CA, Poway Center for the Arts
9/21 — Wichita Falls, TX, Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls
9/22 — Amarillo, TX, Amarillo Civic Center
9/29 — Corpus Christi, TX, Selena Auditorium
9/30 — Houston, TX, Cullen Performance Hall
10/6 — Topeka, KS, Topeka Performing Arts Center
10/7 — Sioux City, IA, Orpheum Theatre
10/13 — Champaign, IL, The Virginia Theatre*
10/14 — Evansville, IN, Victory Theatre**
10/20 — Dodge City, KS, United Wireless Center
10/21 — Wichita, KS, Hartman Arena
10/27 — Knoxville, TN, Knoxville Civic Auditorium
10/28 — Huntsville, AL, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
11/3 — Saginaw, MI, Dow Events Center Theater
11/4 — Toledo, OH, Stranahan Theater
11/10 — Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
11/11 — Appleton, WI, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
11/17 — Madison, WI, Capitol Theater
11/18 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
11/24 — Buffalo, NY, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
11/25 — Akron, OH, The Goodyear Theater
12/1 — North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
12/2 — Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
12/8 — Pembroke Pines, FL, Pembroke Pines City Center
12/9 — The Villages, FL, Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

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D Dipasupil/Getty ImagesCher has been an outspoken advocate for the people of Flint, Michigan, during the water crisis they’ve been suffering through since 2014. Now, the famed entertainer is going to executive produce and star in a Lifetime movie about the situation.

Called Flint, the movie is inspired by a Time magazine cover story about three women from Flint who tried to expose the mishandling of the city’s water supply, which lead to the residents unknowingly drinking contaminated water. The women’s actions inspired a national call for safe drinking water. Production on the film begins in April in Toronto. No air date has been announced yet.

In early 2016, Cher teamed up with Icelandic Glacial spring water to donate more than 181,000 bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

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Courtesy of Record Store DayWith Record Store Day taking place Saturday, April 22, the complete official list of special releases has been unveiled. As usual, it’s stacked with exclusive vinyl discs from a wide variety of artists, including veteran acts The Doors, The Turtles, Fleetwood Mac and The Kinks.

The Doors’ Record Store Day offering is Live at The Matrix, an LP that features newly remastered performances from the band’s March 7, 1967, show at the San Francisco club.

The Turtles’ contribution to the campaign is a reissue of the 1970 compilation More Golden Hits pressed on gold vinyl.

Fleetwood Mac’s special release is Altered Mirage, an LP of alternate takes of songs from the band’s 1982 Mirage album that first appeared as part of the deluxe CD reissue, which came out last year.

The Kinks are putting out two releases for Record Store Day, a pair of long-out-of-print French EPs: 1964’s All Day and All of the Night and 1965’s Got Love If You Want It.

Other artists releasing limited-edition vinyl discs for RSD this year include Blondie, David Bowie, The Cars, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, David Crosby, Def Leppard, The Easybeats, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Marianne Faithfull, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Johnny Mathis, Paul McCartney, Mungo Jerry, Stevie Nicks, Harry Nilsson, Dolly Parton, Pink Floyd, Prince, Procol Harum, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Santana, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Toto, U2, Neil Young, Yes, and The Zombies.

Visit for the full list of releases and more.

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Courtesy of Runaway ToursLongtime Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh will celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, and his own long and successful career at a special fan experience that will be held May 6 to 8 at the newly renovated Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The three-day weekend excursion, dubbed “Joe Walsh All Shook Up at Graceland,” will include a private acoustic Storytellers-style performance, a Q&A event, a photo opportunity with the rocker, themed parties, a tour of the Graceland mansion and more.

The vacation package, which is organized by the Runaway Tours company, includes accommodations at the new Guest House at Graceland hotel.

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do: Take an evening, invite an audience and just be me,” says Walsh in a statement. “What you can expect is me playing music, answering almost all questions anyone would ask (except the ones that may incriminate me), a big screen power point presentation put together and narrated by me, guitar shop talk, slide guitar 101, true stories of road craziness and a discussion of how to destroy hotel rooms and of course playing more music.”

Adds Joe, “I’m particularly excited to talk about my Elvis experiences — what he meant to me and what I meant to him.”

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Dmitri Lekai/Kommersant via Getty ImagesChuck Berry may be gone, but he’s also out with his first new single new single in nearly 40 years.

Dualtone has released “Big Boys,” a scorching Berry romp featuring Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Nathaniel Rateliff. It’s the lead single from Berry’s upcoming album, Chuck, the late Rock and Roll legend’s first new album since 1979 and one he had been working on since 1991.

Kicking off with a classic Berry guitar riff, “Big Boys” offers the tale of a little boy who wants to party like the big boys do. Berry and Rateliff trade vocals, and while most of the guitar breaks are Chuck’s, the track ends with a smoking solo from Morello.

Rolling Stone has a look inside Berry’s final album, which includes a Johnny B. Goode sequel “Lady B. Goode,” and a re-write of “Havana Moon” called “Jamaica Moon.”

According to the magazine, some of the songs have their origins in the 1980s, when Berry was touring the oldies circuit. “He always had a pad and a pencil with him,” says frequent Berry bass player Jimmy Marsala. But a fire at Chuck’s Berry Park in 1989 destroyed 20 years worth of tapes.

Berry worked to recapture much of the music, switching to digital production and teaching band members parts he’d written on piano.

“Sometimes he’d show us the bass line or the piano line that he wanted,” Marsala tells Rolling Stone. He heard things differently than most people do, let’s put it that way.”

Then Berry would check the music with his wife of 68 years, Themetta “Toddy” Berry. “My mom would give a thumbs up or a thumbs down,” remembers Charles Berry, Jr., “Thumbs up, he was done. Thumbs down, ‘I’ve got more work to do.'”

Chuck is due June 16.

Here’s the track list:

“Wonderful Woman”
“Big Boys”
“You Go to My Head”
“3/4 Time (Enchiladas)”
“Lady B. Goode”
“She Still Loves You”
“Jamaica Moon”
“Eyes of Man”

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Cleopatra RecordsTodd Rundgren has unveiled official details about his upcoming studio album, White Knight, and as the acclaimed singer/songwriter told ABC Radio a few months ago, the record is packed with guest collaborations.

Among the many well-known artists lending their talents to the project are Daryl Hall, Steely Dan‘s Donald Fagen, Joe Walsh, Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor and rock-guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani.

White Knight features 15 new original songs that were penned by Rundgren, or that he co-wrote with some of the album’s guests. The record finds Todd exploring a variety of genres, including funk, synth-rock, pop ballads and power-pop tunes.

“It’s easy to get used to playing to your own audience, even if you are absorbing and experimenting with new ideas,” notes Rundgren. “I wanted to collaborate not just for the musical possibilities, but also to play for new audiences and expose my fans to the range of artists I enjoy working with.”

Hall is featured on a song called “Chance for Us,” Fagen appears on the track “Tin Foil Hat,” Walsh appears on the tune “Sleep” and Reznor contributes to the song “Deaf Ears,” as does his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross.

The album wraps up with “This Is Not a Drill,” which features Satriani, as well as two longtime members of Rundgren’s backing band: drummer Prairie Prince and bassist Kasim Sulton.

Other guests on White Knight include Swedish dance artist Robyn, veteran soul singer Bettye LaVette and Todd’s son, Rebop Rundgren. has premiered one of the album’s tracks, “That Could Have Been Me,” which features Robyn.

White Knight will be released on May 12, and will be available on CD, digitally and on vinyl, although the latter version will only feature 12 tracks.

Here’s the track list for the CD and digital editions:

“Got Your Back” — featuring KK Watson with Dam Funk
“Chance for Us” — featuring Daryl Hall with Bobby Strickland
“Beginning (of the End)” — featuring John Boutte
“Tin Foil Hat” — featuring Donald Fagen
“Look at Me” — featuring Michael Holman
“Let’s Do This” — with Moe Berg
“Sleep” — with Joe Walsh
“That Could Have Been Me” — featuring Robyn
“Deaf Ears” — with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
“Naked & Afraid” — featuring Bettye LaVette
“Buy My T”
“Wouldn’t You Like to Know” — featuring Rebop Rundgren
“This Is Not a Drill” — featuring Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton

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Courtesy of The WhoThe Who recently announced plans to play their first-ever Las Vegas residency this summer. Now the rock legends have lined up a few U.S. concerts in the weeks leading up to the Sin City engagement. The shows are scheduled for July 16 in Canandaigua, New York; July 18 in National Harbor, Maryland; July 22 in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and July 25 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 24. If you’re a Who fan club member, you’ll be able to purchase pre-sale seats starting Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. local time at and at 11 a.m. via

As previously reported, The Who will play a six-show Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace that runs from July 29 through August 11. Tickets for those dates are available now at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office, by calling 866-320-9763 and online at or

Here are all of the band’s confirmed U.S. performances:

7/16 — Canandaigua, NY, CMAC
7/18 — National Harbor, MD, MGM National Harbor
7/22 — Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
7/25 — Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
7/29 — Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
8/1, 4, 7, 9, 11 –Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is paying tribute to Chuck Berry — who died Saturday at the age of 90 — by putting a collage of the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer on display in the museum’s “In Memoriam” area.

The piece, which was placed on view Tuesday on the museum’s first floor, was created by noted pop-art master Red Grooms in 1978.

The colorful artwork has a cartoon-like quality and features three caricatures of Berry playing guitar. It also includes a depiction of the title character of Chuck’s classic song “Maybellene” dancing on the neck of one of his instruments.

Speaking about his piece, Grooms says he “gave the great Rock and Roller the futurist treatment and made sure the color scheme would work in any cool cat’s parlor.”

The collage will remain on display through April 9, and can be photographed or filmed by visitors at the museum. You can also check out the piece at

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PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsWith the 2017 Record Store Day scheduled for Saturday, April 22, Sony’s Legacy Recordings label has announced its list of special limited-edition releases for the campaign. Among the collectible discs being issued are vinyl offerings from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Beach BoysDennis Wilson, Santana, Toto and Harry Nilsson.

Springsteen & the E Street Band’s Record Store Day release is Hammersmith Odeon London ’75, a four-LP set documenting the group first-ever performance outside of the U.S. The show took place on November 18, 1975, a few months after The Boss issued his landmark Born to Run album.

Wilson’s contribution is the two-LP set Bambu (The Caribou Sessions), a collection of solo recordings the Beach Boys drummer made in 1978, but which weren’t released until 2008. The upcoming release is pressed on colored vinyl.

Santana’s offering is Live at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969, a single-LP collection that features the memorable performance that put the legendary San Francisco rock band on the map.

Toto will issue a 12-inch picture-disc single featuring its hits “Africa” and “Rosanna.” The vinyl disc, which recreates a limited-edition 1982 release, is shaped like the continent of Africa.

Nilsson’s Record Store Day release is a colored-vinyl version of his classic 1971 album, Nilsson Schmilsson, which incudes his hits “Without You,” “Coconut” and “Jump into the Fire.” The disc is pressed on yellow and white vinyl.

Other 2017 Record Store Day releases from Legacy Recordings include discs by Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Johnny Mathis and Dave Matthews Band, as well as a previously announced single by Pink Floyd featuring an unreleased version of “Interstellar Overdrive.”

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Monty Brinton/CBSRight around the time of the 2017 Grammy Awards, many of the artists who were in town for the ceremony got together to tape a new CBS special, Stayin’ Alive: Grammy Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees, including the group’s only surviving member, Barry Gibb. Now that special has an airdate — April 16 — and we know all the details of who’s singing what.

Joining Gibb at the event were Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, veteran disco act Tavares, and a variety of contemporary artists from various music genres. The tribute to The Bee Gees‘ celebrated the 40th anniversary of their landmark Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

On the show, Gibb and some of the other acts perform a selection of hits from that album, while other artists covered songs from different phases of the legendary sibling trio’s 50-year career. Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta makes a special appearance. The lineup also includes John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Little Big Town, Jason Derulo, Tori Kelly, Panic! At The Disco, DNCE, Pentatonix and Katharine McPhee.

Among the many highlights of the event were Wonder and Legend teaming up for a version of The Bee Gees’ 1971 smash “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” and Derulo being accompanied by Tavares on a rendition of “More Than a Woman,” a song that the latter group recorded for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. To bring the show to a close, Gibb was joined by the show’s full cast to sing the Bee Gees classic “Stayin’ Alive.”

Here’s a full list of who’s singing what on the special, which you can catch Sunday, April 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT:

Medley: “Stayin’ Alive,” “Tragedy” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night Fever” — Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, Andra Day
“To Love Somebody” — Keith Urban
“Massachusetts” — Ed Sheeran
“Lonely Days” — Panic! At The Disco
“Tragedy” — Tori Kelly
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” — John Legend & Stevie Wonder
“Islands in the Stream” — Kelsea Ballerini & Thomas Rhett
“Immortality” — Celine Dion
“Night Fever” — DNCE
“If I Can’t Have You” — Demi Lovato
“More Than a Woman” — Jason Derulo & Tavares
“How Deep Is Your Love” — Little Big Town
“Love So Right” — Andra Day
“I Just Want to Be Your Everything” — Nick Jonas
“Too Much Heaven” — Pentatonix
“Emotion” — Katharine McPhee
“Jive Talkin'” — Barry Gibb
“You Should Be Dancing” — Barry Gibb
“Stayin’ Alive” — Barry Gibb & Ensemble

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Rod Stewart kicked off a new run of Las Vegas performances last week as part of his ongoing residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and now, due to “overwhelming demand,” the legendary singer has announced another series of Sin City shows that will take place in the late summer.

A total of nine new performances of Rod Stewart: The Hits have been added, spanning from August 15 through September 3. Tickets for the dates go on sale beginning this Friday, March 24, at 12 p.m. PT at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office, via phone by calling 866-320-9763 or online at and

Stewart’s current series of Las Vegas shows wraps up on April 1. He also has a couple of concerts in Mexico taking place during the coming week. Meanwhile, as previously reported, Rod will be teaming up with Cyndi Lauper for a joint U.S. trek this summer that gets underway on July 6 in Hollywood, Florida, and is mapped out through an August 12 concert in Houston.

Here are all of Stewart’s confirmed North American concerts, according to

3/21-22 — Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Palace
3/26 — Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
3/27 — Puebla, Mexico, Acrópolis Puebla
3/31-4/1 — Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Palace
7/6 — Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Casino*
7/8 — Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena*
7/9 — Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater*
7/12 — Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion*
7/14 — Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
7/15 — Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center*
7/18 — Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
7/19 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live*
7/21 — Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
7/22 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
7/25 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center*
7/28 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center*
7/29 — Rochester, NY, CMAC PAC*
8/1 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater*
8/4 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center*
8/5 — Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
8/11 — Dallas, TX, Verizon Theater*
8/12 — Houston, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land*
8/15, 18-19, 22, 26-27, 29 — Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Palace
9/2-3 — Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Palace

* = with Cyndi Lauper

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Credit: Stephanie PistelHey, Duran Duran fans — here’s something you should know! The veteran British band has lined up a brief new series of North American concerts that’ll take place this July in the Western U.S., Hawaii and Canada. The shows, which are part of the group’s 2017 Paper Gods World Tour, run from a July 7 performance in Oakland, California, through a July 16 gig in Honolulu.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, March 24. Members of the Duran Duran Fan Community will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets and VIP packages beginning Tuesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. local time via

Meanwhile, over the next few weeks, Duran Duran will be playing a variety of shows that include performances in the Southern U.S. and South America. The latter dates include appearances at the Lollapalooza Brazil, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Chile festivals, respectively on March 26, April 1 and April 2.

In other news, Duran Duran released a new EP earlier this month featuring a series of remixes of the song “Last Night in the City,” a collaboration with Canadian singer Kiesza that originally appeared on the band’s 2015 album, Paper Gods.

Here are all of Duran Duran’s upcoming North American tour dates:

3/21 — Dallas, TX, Music Hall at Fair Park
3/22 — Houston, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
4/5 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Casino
4/7 — Wilmington, NC, Azalea Festival
4/8 — Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park
7/7 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater+
7/8 — San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Masonic+
7/10 — Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place+
7/11 — Calgary, AB, Canada, venue TBA+
7/16 — Honolulu, HI, Neal S. Blaisdell Center+

+ = newly added date.

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Credit: Dan HigginsEx-Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is one of eight former or current members of the band who will be recognized when the prog-rock legends are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame April 7 in Brooklyn, New York. Rabin tells ABC Radio he feels “really great” about the honor, while admitting he was somewhat surprised about it after Yes was passed over for induction multiple times.

“In the last three years [we’d] been nominated twice, so it wasn’t a surprise [to be nominated again this past year],” Rabin explains. “But what was a surprise was that we’re being inducted, because we felt, ‘Well, we’ve been nominated before but it [didn’t] happen.'”

Rabin currently is touring Europe with ARW, the spinoff group that also features fellow former Yes members Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman. Trevor says he, Anderson and Wakeman have been working on some brand-new music, and are “getting very close to finishing the first couple of tracks.”

Rabin tells ABC Radio that ARW are talking about releasing those tracks as soon as they’re ready, “and then ultimately, once there’s a kind of comprehensive collection…stick it all together as one album.”

In concert, ARW has focused on playing classic Yes material from throughout the band’s long career. As for whether the band may add some of the new tracks to their sets, Rabin says, “We have so much fun rearranging and re-presenting the old music from the Fragile years and 90125 and onwards…So, with that in mind, I think we’re still very, very motivated to just play the stuff we’ve been playing.”

ARW’s European tour wraps up on March 28 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Then, after the Rock Hall induction ceremony, the band will play a series of late-April concerts in Japan.

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