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UPCOMING RELEASES:

11/04/14 – WINGS: At the Speed of Sound (Concord)
11/04/14 – WINGS: Venus and Mars (Concord)
11/10/14 – FOO FIGHTERS: Sonic Highways (Roswell/RCA)
11/18/14 – THE KINKS: Anthology 1964-1971 (BMG/InGrooves)

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FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRM ALL-CHICAGO ALL-STAR WRIGLEY FIELD LINE-UP

CHEAP TRICK, NAKED RAYGUN & URGE OVERKILL TO SUPPORT ON SATURDAY AUGUST 29

TICKETS ON SALE 10am CT MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

Foofighters.com Pre-Sales Begin 10am CT October 24

Sonic Highways Out November 10 on Roswell/RCA

Foo Fighters Wrigley Field Lineup

Foo Fighters Wrigley Field Lineup

Foo Fighters Wrigley

Foo Fighters Wrigley

Fresh off the critically lauded, ratings smash Chicago-centric debut of their HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and a packed to the gills premiere shindig at Wrigleyville’s Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters have confirmed the Windy City as the site of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium headline show: On August 29, 2015, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will return to the same neighborhood where Grohl saw his first ever live show, this time to play the storied Wrigley Field.

And now it has been confirmed that Foo Fighters’ Wrigley extravaganza will feature a day-long multigenerational celebration of Chicago’s musical heritage: Kings of the Chicago underground Urge Overkill will open the festivities, followed by Naked Raygun a/k/a the band that played that same Cubby Bear gig that was teenage Dave Grohl’s first live show. In the penultimate spot will be the local and international multi-platinum legends Cheap Trick, whose Rick Nielsen both appears in the Sonic Highways series and contributes his unmistakable guitar tones to the album’s lead track and current Rolling Stone Playlist #1 “Something From Nothing.”

Tickets for Foo Fighters’ historic Wrigley Field stand will be on sale to the public Monday, October 27 at 10am CT at cubs.com/foo, with fan club pre-sales beginning 10am CT Friday, October 24 and running through 5pm CT Sunday, October 26. A 4 ticket limit for the general admission floor, and 6 ticket limit for the reserved sections will be strictly enforced.

For further information stay tuned to foofighters.com

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SPOON TO APPEAR ON THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART OCTOBER 30

ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

THEY WANT MY SOUL AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES & RECORD STORES EVERYWHERE

We are excited to confirm Spoon’s debut appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on October 30. The band will perform songs from their new album They Want My Soul (Loma Vista) which has had critics reaffirming Spoon’s status as one of the most phenomenal bands in modern music. Spoon’s Daily Showappearance is especially significant given how rarely The Daily Show features musical guests. So tune inThursday, October 30 at 11pm EST on Comedy Central.

For those who would like to be a part of the magical Spoon live experience that has ROLLING STONE raving, “you’d be a fool to miss Spoon in concert if you get the chance,” the band has just announced a new leg of tour dates happening in December. A listing of shows can be found below. All new dates are on sale Friday, October 24 at 10am local time. Visit http://www.spoontheband.com/shows/ for further details.

If the sonic goodness that is They Want My Soul has eluded you, pick up a copy on iTunes and at record stores everywhere.

SPOON
2014 TOUR
New dates in BOLD

11/01/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11/02/14 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefarlich
11/03/14 – Basel, Switzerland – Kaserne Reithalle
11/04/14 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
11/05/14 – Ghent, Belgium – Vooruit
11/06/14 – Paris, France – Trabendo
11/07/14 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12/07/14 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
12/08/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
12/09/14 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
12/10/14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
12/12/14 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Sports Arena
12/15/14 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
12/16/14 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/17/14 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
12/30/14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
12/31/14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
02/10/15 – Brisbane, Australia – Hi-Fi
02/11/15 – Melbourne, Australia – The Forum
02/14/15 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre

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FOO FIGHTERS

SONIC HIGHWAYS DC SCREENING & SHOW CONFIRMED

FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 AT THE BLACK CAT

Tickets On Sale 6 pm ET Exclusively at the Venue

Sonic Highways Out November 10 on Roswell/RCA

Wrigley Field Headline Confirmed for August 29, 2015

Foo Fighters Black Cat

Foo Fighters Black Cat

Foo Fighters Wrigley

Foo Fighters Wrigley

Foo Fighters have confirmed a second Sonic Highways premiere screening and club gig, this time in the setting and inspiration for episode #2 of the HBO series, Dave Grohl’s formative hometown of Washington DC.

The all-ages screening and show will take place Friday, October 24 at the Black Cat. Doors will open at 9 pm, followed by a 10 pm Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways screening followed immediately by an 11 pm Foo Fighters live show. Tickets are on sale today from 6pm, available only in person at the Black Cat box office at 1811 14th Street NW for $20 per ticket plus $3 service charge. Cash only. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. ID required and those buying a 2nd ticket must provide that person’s name as stated on their ID. Tickets are 100% non-transferable and non-refundable.

Yesterday, fresh off the Chicago-centric debut of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and a packed to the gills shindig at Wrigleyville’s Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters confirmed the Windy City as the sight of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium headline show: On August 29, 2015, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will return to the same neighborhood where Grohl saw his first ever live show, this time to play the storied Wrigley Field.

Tickets for Foo Fighters’ historic Wrigley Field stand will be on sale to the public Monday, October 27 at 10 am CT at cubs.com/foo, with fan club pre-sales beginning 10 am CT Friday, October 24 and running through 5 pm CT Sunday, October 26 (Fans can sign up to receive a pre-sale code at http://www.foofighters.com/#email). A 4 ticket limit for the general admission floor, and 6 ticket limit for the reserved sections will be strictly enforced.

The August 29 Wrigley date is the first North American show to be announced in a sure to be extensive 2015 global stadium/arena/festival tour de force supporting the forthcoming eighth FF LP Sonic Highways(Roswell/RCA), which will be released worldwide on November 10. The album’s release has been heralded by the reveal of first single “Something For Nothing” in the first episode of the HBO series. “Something For Nothing” which is now available as a download and can be seen and ahead at http://youtu.be/V_YlZ1JdcVk has earned instant acclaim as the band’s “fiery new song” (Rolling Stone), “a ferocious, at times even hypnotic, rocker with hints of funk, psychedelia, and Dave Grohl’s signature monster growl” (Consequence of Sound), and has moved Billboard to rave “Twenty years into their career and the Foo Fighters are as hard as ever.”

For further information stay tuned to foofighters.com

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A STATEMENT REGARDING IKEY OWENS

Ikey Owens

Ikey Owens

The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of October 14 at approximately 4 am. The only drugs found in his room were a small amount of marijuana.

Ikey, born Isaiah Randolph Owens, was a GRAMMY award-winning artist best known for his work with Jack White, the Mars Volta, De Facto and Free Moral Agents, among others. He was a beloved member of the music community as well as his hometown of Long Beach, CA.

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WE LOVE YOU, IKEY

Ikey Owens

Ikey Owens

It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah “Ikey” Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.

Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White’s backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects.

Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled.

We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.

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HBO® TO PRESENT “FOO FIGHTERS SONIC HIGHWAYS: LIVE FROM THE CUBBY BEAR” ON FACEBOOK

Concert Event Streaming Live From Chicago at https://www.facebook.com/hbo on Friday, October 17 At 11:59pm (EST) Immediately Following the HBO Premiere Episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Tickets to Attend the Event Go on Sale Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00am (CST)

Foo Fighters: Live From the Cubby Bear

Foo Fighters: Live From the Cubby Bear

New York, N.Y., October 14, 2014 — The highly anticipated new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways debuts on Friday, October 17 at 11:00pm (EST). In celebration of the premiere, HBO will collaborate with Facebook to present “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Live from The Cubby Bear,” a live stream of the Foo Fighters premiere party concert, which will be made available to fans in the U.S. on the HBO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hbo.

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will take the stage at Chicago’s The Cubby Bear at midnight (EST) on Friday, October 17 immediately following a screening of the premiere episode. The show will feature the first ever in-concert performance of the new single “Something from Nothing” from the band’s forthcoming album, also titled Sonic Highways (out November 10 on Roswell/RCA).

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is an unprecedented eight-part documentary series that digs deep into the heart and soul of America’s musical identity. Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people that define each city’s unique musical identity.

The premiere episode takes place in Chicago and prominently features The Cubby Bear, a small club with huge personal significance to Grohl, who saw his first punk rock show at the venue – an event that set him on his life’s path.

Fans located in Chicago can attend the concert by purchasing tickets online at http://itsh.bo/FFChicago beginning Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00am (CST). A two-ticket limit per customer will be strictly enforced and attendees must be 21+. All tickets will be held at will-call and are non-transferable. Ticket holders and their guests must check in at the same time, present government-issued photo ID and immediately enter the venue. Doors open at 8:30pm (CST).

For fans who won’t have the opportunity to attend or catch the live stream of the concert, an archived version of the event will be made available on certain HBO platforms at a later date.

Contact: Janine McGoldrick, 212-512-1753Janine.mcgoldrick@hbo.com

Follow twitter.com/HBOPR for more info

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RYAN ADAMS

NEW TOUR DATES ADDED

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SELF-PRODUCED SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW ON PAX-AM/BLUE NOTE

Ryan Adams © Alice Baxley

Ryan Adams © Alice Baxley

“one of the few truly great roots-rock troubadours left” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Adams’s ability to pair language with devastating weight and his mellow timbre is stronger than it’s ever been.” – ESQUIRE 

 ”the sound of a genius who’s only recently relearned what it’s like to walk on steady footing” – NPR MUSIC

“the most confident record he’s made since the early 2000s” – ROLLING STONE

“a total knockout.” – STEREOGUM

“fantastic… beautiful, dark magic” – USA TODAY

Ryan Adams has confirmed another run of dates on his warmly received and briskly selling tour. Demand has been high for Ryan to add additional West Coast dates, and he’ll be joined on this run by special guest Jenny Lewis.

Ticket presales for newly announced dates begin on Wednesday, October 15 at 10am local time. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17 at 10am local with the exception of the Northridge KCSN show which will have tickets available on Thursday, October 16 at 10am local time.

See below for all currently confirmed North American dates and stay tuned to paxamrecords.com/ for on-sale details and further updates.

RYAN ADAMS
New Dates in BOLD

10/13/14 — Minneapolis, MN — Northrop at the University of Minnesota
10/14/14 — Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theater
10/16/14 — Chicago, IL — Chicago Theater
10/18/14 — Ames, IA — Stephens Auditorium @ Iowa State Center
10/19/14 — St. Louis, MO — Peabody Opera House
10/20/14 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater
10/23/14 —Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/06/14 — Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theater
11/08/14 — Columbus, OH — Palace Theater
11/09/14 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
11/11/14 — Cleveland, OH — State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
11/12/14 –– Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
11/18/14 — Boston, MA — Wang Theatre
11/19/14 — Philadelphia (Upper Darby), PA — Tower Theatre
11/22/14 — New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23/14 — New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12/03/14 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
12/05/14 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Auditorium
12/06/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater **
12/08/14 – Albuquerque, NM – Brady Theater **
12/10/14 – Tempe, AZ – ASU Gammage **
12/11/14 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater **
12/12/14 – Northridge, CA – KCSN Benefit @ Valley Performing Arts Center
12/15/14 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall

** with special guest Jenny Lewis

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