Quick Takes 7/30/19

  • Queen + Adam Lambert have uploaded a new teaser to their social media platforms. An event set for September 28th, 2019 promises the band is set “to rock one of the word’s most iconic landmarks.” No further details have been announced. Queen + Adam Lambert perform tonight (July 31st) at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena.
  • The Byrds‘ Roger McGuinn and Steppenwolf‘s John Kay will perform on September 20th at New York’s Radio City Music Hall at the 50th anniversary screening of Easy Rider. The musicians will play “real time accompaniment” to the film, with T-Bone Burnett serving as the screening’s musical director. The film’s co-writer and star, Peter Fonda is co-producing the event with Live Nation Entertainment and Shapiro’s Dayglo Presents. (Relix)
  • Joan Baez played her final concert on Sunday night (July 28th) in Madrid, Spain. Back in April, Baez explained to Rolling Stone that her voice at 78 was starting to show signs of her age, saying, “This vocal box has been extraordinary. It’s holding out OK and I don’t want to try and use it forever. I know some people strain to sing until they’re 100 and then drop dead on the stage, but that’s never been my vision of how I’d end the career. I like this voice. It’s nothing to do with the one I had 50 years ago, nothing at all, but I’m enjoying it and it’s also, at the same time, quite difficult to keep up.” (Rolling Stone)
  • Mott The Hoople led by Ian Hunter will return to the U.S. for a string of dates this fall. Joining Hunter will be band veterans guitarist Ariel Bender and keyboardist Morgan Fisher, along with such recent recruits as Paul McCartney & Wings‘ final drummer Steve Holley, multi-instrumentalist James Mastro, guitarist Mark Bosch, bassist Paul Page, and keyboardist Dennis Dibrizzi. (Ultimate Classic Rock)
    • JUST ANNOUNCED: Mott The Hoople tour dates (subject to change):
      October 21 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
      October 22 – Washington, DC – The Warner Theatre
      October 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
      October 26 – Nashville, TN – The War Memorial Auditorium
      October 28 – Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theatre
      October 29 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
      October 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Talking Stick Resort Ballroom
      November 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre
      November 3 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
      November 5 – Portland, OR – The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
      November 6 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre