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GODSMACK ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR DATES
BAND REUNITES WITH SEVENDUST FOR HISTORIC SHOWS

GODSMACK have revealed dates for their upcoming North American fall headline tour. The official pre-sale for most shows goes live on www.Godsmack.com Wednesday July 15, while general on-sale begins Friday July 17. The tour will make a stop at Von Braun Center Propst Arena on Friday, October. Tickets for the show will go on-sale 10am Friday, July 17.

Following a completely stacked spring and summer schedule which included rapturous main stage stops at Rock On The Range, Welcome to Rockville, and more, the Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum Boston hard rock juggernaut will hit the road again beginning September 19 at The Shindig Festival in Baltimore, MD, performing in major markets across the States, before concluding October 19 at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The boys are out on the road supporting their chart-topping and critically acclaimed 2014 offering, 1000hp [Republic Records], out everywhere now.

The run includes dates with Sevendust who have a long history within the rock community. Both bands have grown since their early days but are joining forces for some historic dates.

On the not to be missed shows Sully Erna comments “I haven’t been this excited about a tour like Godsmack/Sevendust since we toured with Metallica. This is how concerts should be, two bands that love and complement each other the way fans want it! This will be a MUST SEE concert! Don’t Miss it!

Clint Lowery of Sevendust notes, “We have a lot of history with Godsmack personally and musically and it’s going to be an incredible experience touring with them. We came up together on the music scene and it will be an honor to share the stage with them again and give fans their money’s worth. I can’t think of a better way or a better band to start this touring cycle with. Get ready!!”

Godsmack continues to receive critical acclaim for their powerhouse performances. Phoenix New Times recently wrote, “Godsmack’s sound was much more impressive as there was a louder more resonant feel to the music at this point that packed more of a punch,” The Reading Eagle wrote that they, “pounded through downtuned crunch anchored by a steady backbeat. Sully’s clear vocals cut through it all,” and The Oakland Press said, “The return and the presence of new music clearly energized the group and powered a 14-song, 90-minute show that put a satisfying cap on Uproar.” ARTISTdirect.com put it best claiming, “In light of his recent statements declaring rock music dead, it’s clear that Gene Simmons hasn’t seen GODSMACK live this summer. The Boston quartet’s headlining set packed in enough hits, distortion, fire, and bravado to singlehandedly shoot down any and all feelings that said genre’s funeral has come and gone.”

To date, GODSMACK have notched a staggering now seven number one singles on both the Billboard Mainstream & Active Rock Chart, including "Awake", "Straight Out of Line", "Cryin' Like A Bitch", and "I Stand Alone". Moreover, they've enjoyed 21 Top 10 hits at the format—the most of any act since February 1999 as well as four Grammy nominations, and winner of Billboard Music Awards Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200—namely Faceless [2003], IV [2006], and The Oracle[2010]. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets everywhere from Mayhem and UPROAR to Rock on the Range.

GODSMACK With special guest SEVENDUST
VON BRAUN CENTER PROPST ARENA – HUNTSVILLE, AL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, JULY 17th AT 10AM

Ticket Locations
The Von Braun Center Box Office & All Ticketmaster Locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000

Ticket Prices
$45 GA floor / $39.75 reserved bowl, plus applicable fees (all seats reserved)

More Info: Godsmack.com | nationalshows2.com


JIM BRICKMAN BRINGS BOTH COMFORT & JOY TO HUNTSVILLE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 AT THE VON BRAUN CENTER
TICKETS GO ON SALE, FRIDAY, JULY 10

CALENDAR INFORMATION
WHAT: Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy
WHEN: Saturday, December 26 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Von Braun Center
PRICES: $55.00, $45.00, $35.00, $25.00
INFO: This year, Jim Brickman will bring together the sounds of the season with Comfort & Joy, the 2015 Holiday Tour. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a "crowd-pleaser," Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals.

As he marks this 19th year tradition from coast to coast, Jim will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted Billboard® Adult Contemporary artist, earning him two Grammy® nods and four gold albums. With featured musical guests, feelings of comfort and joy are fused together with Jim's most beloved hits like "Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “The Gift," “Angel Eyes,” and "Sending You A Little Christmas.” You’ll be reminded of what we cherish during the most wonderful time of the year. . . Togetherness.

TICKET INFORMATION – Tickets on sale Friday, July 10 2015
· Ticketmaster.com
· 800-745-3000
· Von Braun Center
700 Monroe St.
Hunstville, AL 35801

HUNTSVILLE, AL – JULY 2015 – Embarking on his 19th annual holiday tour, Jim Brickman will bring together the sounds of the season with Comfort & Joy, the 2015 Holiday Tour. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a "crowd-pleaser," Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals.

As he marks this 19th year tradition from coast to coast, Jim will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted Billboard® Adult Contemporary artist, earning him two Grammy® nods and four gold albums. With featured musical guests, feelings of comfort and joy are fused together with Jim's most beloved hits like "Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “The Gift," “Angel Eyes,” and "Sending You A Little Christmas.” You’ll be reminded of what we cherish during the most wonderful time of the year. . . Togetherness.

“His annual holiday tours have become so successful that he's becoming synonymous with the season,” said the Richmond Times Dispatch. “At this stage in his career, Brickman remains one of the most popular figures in pop instrumental music.” Not only is Brickman “A crowd pleaser... His rhapsodic melodies coupled with considerable stage charm has made him a phenomenon,” hailed the Boston Herald.

“I love to perform live more than anything and I think the tone of my shows is such a familial and inviting type of experience that it's really become a tradition for a lot of people, which I'm thankful for,” says Brickman. Comfort & Joy will kickoff the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 28) in Sacramento, CA. For a full list of tour stops, visit www.jimbrickman.com/tour.

ABOUT JIM BRICKMAN
JIM BRICKMAN has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations.

Since the release of his debut album, No Words, in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best selling solo piano artist of our time. His signature style has also brought him two Grammy nods, four certified Gold albums, and 30 charted adult radio hits. Brickman received top honors with two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.

Brickman's best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” He has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists that include: Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Lady Antebellum, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio Brickman began playing piano at the age of five. He studied at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, where a scholarship has been established in his honor, and founded his own advertising music company in 1980.

Brickman has received worldwide acclaim as a performer. His concerts have been enjoyed internationally and in over 125 cities across the U.S, including shows at Carnegie Hall and the White House. He is performing on his eighth Jim Brickman Cruise in October 2015. Jim Brickman hosts Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, a weekly radio show heard in over 80 cities across North America. He has authored three best-selling books, Soothe: How to find calm amid the chaos, Simple Things and Love Notes.

A strong supporter of PBS, Brickman has taped five concert specials presented on the network, which include Celebration of the 70’s (2013) Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom—The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).

For additional Comfort & Joy press information and tour details, please visit www.jimbrickman.com/holidaypress


HOME FREE Biography
Don’t It Feel Good Tour

When country vocal band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

They have become known for their high-energy performances, peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.  

Since their Sing-Off win, Home Free has released two albums (Crazy Life and Full Of Cheer), selling more than 150,000 copies; they’ve embarked on two major national tours, selling more than 100,000 tickets in North America; they’ve released more than 20 music videos, amassing more than 35-million YouTube views. 

They continue to build a national audience as they bring their Don’t It Feel Good Tour to town on the in support of their third major release on Columbia Records out in Fall 2015.

HomeFreeMusic.com/
FB: HomeFreeVocalBand
Twitter & Instagram: @HomeFreeGuys
YouTube: HomeFreeVocalBand
Video: Home Free – Home Free – Honey, I’m Good. (Andy Grammer Cover)


MIRANDA LAMBERT GOES RETRO WITH BRINGING BACK HER “ROADSIDE BARS AND PINK GUITARS TOUR”
 
Nashville, TN – Reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, is excited to resurrect her “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour” this fall in the shape of an all women’s tour .
 
Miranda hits the stage at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL on Thursday, October 8th . Tickets go on sale Friday, May 8th at 10am and are available at the VBC Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.Ticketmaster.com
 
Miranda recently thrilled audiences across the country with her Certified Platinum Tour, including her sold-out Madison Square Garden show in New York, with Rolling Stone Magazine saying,  “Lambert commanded her no-nonsense stage show with an effortless, unassuming confidence, singing fan-favorite ballads like "Over You" and "The House That Built Me" right alongside hard-partying rockers like her current single, "Little Red Wagon," and her signature, set-closing "Gunpowder and Lead."
 
She will be joined again by RaeLynn, whose gold-certified single “God Made Girls” made her a fan favorite on tour this spring.   Pristine vocalist Ashley Monroe whose duet with Blake Shelton was a recent No.1 hit at Country Radio will appear again on select dates with repertoire that includes her new single,  “On To Something Good”.
 
Miranda decided to up the ante and add a few new faces to the bill, Clare Dunn, who she recently saw perform at the Stagecoach Festival. "I hadn't seen her before — but I'm a fan now," Miranda said. "You don't see that many women who get up there and really slay a guitar and play some real rock 'n' roll country."

And introducing singer, songwriter Courtney Cole whose debut song “Drunk” made an impressive impact at Spotify and is now at available at iTunes.  Her acoustic EP #NoFilter, a four-song collection, is currently exclusively at Spotify.
 
Miranda has been supportive of her fellow female artists for years and feels strongly about continuing that pattern. "I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now," Lambert said. "I've taken girls on tour for a long time and I want to continue to do that because I feel like I can give them a platform”.
 
Expect to be wowed in these cities:  Missoula, MT - Billings, MT - Rapid City, SD- Mankato, MN - Augusta, GA - Fayetteville, NC - Roanoke, VA - Huntsville, AL – Tupelo, MS - Jonesboro, AR - Lacrosse, WI - Ft. Wayne, IN and Moline, IL.


Visit http://mirandalambert.com for more details.
 
For more information, please contact:
Marcel Pariseau / Sarah Fuller - True Public Relations – 323-957-0730
marcel@truepublicrelations.com / sarah@truepublicrelations.com
 
Fount Lynch – Sony Music Nashville –  (615) 301-4373 / Fount.Lynch@SonyMusic.com
 
About Miranda Lambert
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning five-time CMA and reigning six-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.  The first single off of Lambert’s fifth studio album, Platinum, “Automatic,” was Lambert’s highest charting first week single to date and won CMA Song of the Year as well as ACM Song of the year.   Her duet with Carrie Underwood, the album’s second single, “Somethin’ Bad,” has been certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single.
 
Platinum, made history when it debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, making Lambert the first country artist in the history of the chart to have each of her five albums debut at number one.  Platinum also debuted at the top of the all genre Billboard 200 as the number one album in the nation.  


About RaeLynn
RaeLynn scored the highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014 and sold over half a million copies of her GOLD-certified debut single “God Made Girls.”  The petite talent’s follow-up, “For A Boy,” is now available on iTunes and is quickly becoming a fan-favorite. Taste of Country insists, “fans of every age will find a trio of lyrics to get behind” on RaeLynn's ME EP (The Valory Music Co.), a diverse collection the vibrant 20-year-old singer/songwriter penned. 
 
RaeLynn will hit the road with Rascal Flatts’ RIOT TOUR 2015 later this month before joining fellow Texan Miranda Lambert once again. For tour dates and adventures, follow RaeLynn on Twitter and RaeLynnOfficial.net
 
About Ashley Monroe
Ashley Monroe’s new single “On to Something Good,” which was recently picked as one of SPIN’s “Can’t Miss Tracks,” is available at iTunes and currently impacting country radio. Written by Monroe with Barry Dean and Luke Laird, “On to Something Good” is the first single from her much-anticipated sophomore album expected to be released later this year and produced by friend and mentor, Vince Gill and Justin Neibank.
 
Her second Warner Bros. Records release follows the critically acclaimed Like A Rose, named the top country record of 2013 by Billboard, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Ashley is currently enjoying a top 5 hit with “Lonely Tonight,” her duet with label mate Blake Shelton, and will be on the road with the Vince Gill and Friends Tour, Lambert’s Certified Platinum Tour and Little Big Town’s Summer Tour 2015. She’ll also be making select festival appearances. Visit ashleymonroe.com.
 
About Clare Dunn
Clare Dunn is a fearless performer and guitar player whose music possesses a unique blend of country and rock. In 2014, Clare was named the highest charting independent female artist on the Music Row Country Breakout chart in 10 years. Shortly after, she was featured on the cover of USA Today. The article, “Country Lassos ‘Fresh Voices’,” discussed her inclusion as one of SiriusXM’s Fresh Female Voices. 
 
In addition to opening select shows for American Rock icon Bob Seger on his 2015 tour, she also topped “Artists to Watch in 2015” lists for USA Today, Billboard, The Boston Globe, Taste of Country, Roughstock and Whiskey Riff, and was named one of 2015’s Next Big Things by MusicRow Magazine. Clare is signed to Universal Music Group Nashville and has a world wide publishing agreement with BMG/Chrysalis.   Visit www.ClareDunn.com and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
 
About Courtney Cole
Courtney Cole is introducing her unique brand of fun-filled, energetic sound to fans with her first single, “Drunk” now available at iTunes. The music video accompanying her single charted at #1 on Taste of Country’s Top 10 Countdown within 2 weeks and debuted at #8 on CMT Pure 12 Pack Countdown. According to ShotGun Seat,  “Cole achieves the perfect balance of being simultaneously strong and vulnerable, like an early Taylor Swift”.
 
Courtney has been hitting the pavement across the country opening for artists like Chris Young, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Josh Thompson & Granger Smith. As a Spotify Spotlight Artist and one of Huffington Post’s Country Artists to Watch in 2015, Courtney is bringing her hometown spirit of New Orleans into her music, her empowering lyrics and her live show.   Check out Courtney at CourtneyColeMusic.com, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.