Railroad Earth Announces 2019 Spring Tour

first_imgRailroad Earth has announced a batch of 2019 spring tour dates, which will see the seasoned bluegrass outfit hit both coasts and all points in between. A permanent replacement for Andy Goessling has not yet been confirmed, as the founding Railroad Earth member sadly succumbed to cancer in October.Railroad Earth will open their 2019 spring tour with a performance at Dallas, TX’s Granada Theater on April 4th, followed by stops at Austin, TX’s Historic Scoot Inn (4/5 & 4/6); Sante Fe, NM’s Meow Wolf (4/8); Salt Lake City, UT’s The Depot (4/10); previously announced performances at Las Vegas, NV’s Bender Jamboree (4/11 & 4/12); Phoenix, Az’s Van Buren (4/13); and Flagstaff, AZ’s Orpheum Theater on April 14th.Following a brief break, the band will return to the road with a performance at Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse on May 9th, followed by stops at Nashville, TN’s Basement East (5/10); Chicago, IL’s Vic Theatre (5/11); Bloomington, IL’s Castle Theatre (5/12); Omaha, NE’s Slowdown (5/15); and coming to a close with festival appearances at Kansas City, MO’s Bluegrass In The Bottoms on May 17th and St. Louis, MO’s River City Bluegrass Festival on May 18th.Tickets for Railroad Earth’s upcoming spring tour dates go on sale this Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. local time.Railroad’s back at it with a performance this Thursday, February 14th at The Egg in Albany, NY. For more information on ticketing and RRE’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Railroad Earth 2019 Spring Tour:4.4 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX4.5 – Historic Scoot Inn – Austin, TX4.6 – Historic Scoot Inn – Austin, TX4.8 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM4.10 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT4.11 – Bender Jamboree – Las Vegas, NV4.12 – Bender Jamboree – Laz Vegas, NV4.13 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ4.14 – The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ5.9 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA5.10 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN5.11 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL5.12 – The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL5.15 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE5.17 – Bluegrass In The Bottoms – Kansas City, MO5.18 – River City Bluegrass Festival – St. Louis, MOView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan & Gregg Edelman Set for B’way-Bound First Wives Club

first_img Cullen will play Morty. A Canadian voice actor and comedian, he is best known for his work on Almost Naked Animals, Seven Little Monsters and Best Ed. McGowan is set to take on the role of Bill. He has been seen on the Great White Way in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Ragtime, Grease, The Apple Tree and The Producers. Edelman will play Aaron. Tony nominated for Into the Woods, 1776, Anna Karenina and City of Angels, his most recent Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Tale of Two Cities and Wonderful Town. Rounding out the company will be Cameron Clifford, Ethan Khusidman, Patrick Richwood, Lindsey Alley, Jim Borstelmann, Terron Brooks, Patch David, Michelle Duffy, Emilee Dupré, Rachel Fairbanks, Aaron Gordon, Tessa Grady, Dan Horn, Patrick Oliver Jones, Amy Hillner Larsen, Tara Macri, Paul Nygro, Jeffrey Pew, Rebecca Poff, Brett Thiele, Kara Tremel, Morgan Weed and Alison Woods. H.B. Barnum has joined the First Wives Club creative team as arranger and orchestrator while Kenny Seymour will serve as musical director. The first wives now have their first husbands! Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan and Gregg Edelman have been tapped for the Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club. The production, starring the previously announced Tony winner Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack, will begin previews on February 17 and play through March 29. Directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by David Connolly, the tuner has a book by Linda Bloodworth Thomason and songs by Motown’s Holland-Dozier-Holland. Opening night is scheduled for March 11. First Wives Club is based on both the hit 1996 film and the original best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, and adapted from an earlier version of the musical by Rupert Holmes, with additional material by Phillips. Three former college friends reunite to find that they have more in common than their alma mater. Ditched by their respective husbands for younger women, they band together to settle scores with the men who did them wrong. First Wives Club will feature new songs and classic hits like “Reach Out…I’ll Be There,” “Stop in the Name of Love” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch). View Commentslast_img read more

Stoke 0 – 2 Man Utd

first_imgManchester United moved to within seven points of securing a 20th league title with a routine win that pushed Stoke further towards the relegation zone.Robin van Persie made sure of the points with a second-half penalty that ended a run of 10 games without a goal.That came after Michael Carrick had given United the perfect start, prodding home from a scrappy corner.The result leaves Stoke only three points above the bottom three, having won two of the last 17 league matches.This was a performance and victory typical of United’s season, one that owed more to perspiration than inspiration, to substance rather than style. With it, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side one again open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier League.Stoke, however, are dropping like a stone. One victory in their past 14 matches, one clean sheet in 15 league games, one point from seven matches – the statistics read like relegation form for Tony Pulis’s men. And while a defeat by United may not decide their fate, crucial matches against Queens Park Rangers, Norwich and Sunderland in the weeks ahead, almost certainly will.Ferguson took nothing for granted, however. Consecutive defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea had hurt, but from the moment Carrick put United ahead there was never a chance of the champions elect losing a third successive match for the first time since May 2001. United’s attacking line-up bristled with attacking menace – Shinji Kagawa provided the vision, Wayne Rooney the craft from deep and Van Persie the quick feet and eye for goal.Yet, when the opening goal did come, it was from an altogether more straightforward source, as Carrick toe-poked a low shot into the bottom corner after Van Persie’s right-wing corner had been helped on by Phil Jones.It was United’s 100th goal of the season it seemed the 101st would follow soon after, as Rooney stung Asmir Begovic’s palms with a rasping drive and then fizzed a free-kick just wide of Begovic’s right-hand post as half-time approached. But Stoke tackled, battled, denied space – Robert Huth heading a free-kick a yard wide and Kenwyne Jones making a nuisance of himself. The work-rate was admirable too, City players often doubling up on United’s main threats like Kagawa, while Van Persie found he had unwelcome, unstinting company. Jonathan Walters scooped his shot over early in the second half, United goalkeeper David de Gea held a drilled effort from Charlie Adam before Jones rifled another effort over, but United weathered the storm. Van Persie found space to collect Hernandez’s clever pass, only to steer his shot into the side-netting from a tight angle.If that was a warning shot, the decisive strike came soon after. Once again Van Persie found space, he bedazzled Andy Wilkinson by cutting in, feinting and twitching his way into the box, where he was brought down by the Stoke defender for a clear penalty.The wind blew the ball off the spot as Van Persie stepped up to end his 751-minute goal drought, but the Dutchman would not be denied, tucking his shot low beyond Begovic’s left-hand and into the corner of the net. He ran to Ferguson on the touchline, where the pair embraced knowing the league title is almost United’s.last_img read more

Rooney will KEEP playing for England, even if he doesn’t continue as captain

first_img Will Wayne Rooney continue as England captain under Sam Allardyce? 1 Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists he will continue playing for England for two more years, even if he doesn’t continue as captain.New England boss Sam Allardyce has remained tight-lipped over the 30-year-old striker’s future as Three Lions skipper.The former Sunderland chief has said he will reveal his decision when the squad meet up for their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in September.However, Rooney has no intention of considering his international future for another two years, even if Allardyce hands the armband to someone else.He told the Daily Mail: “I’ll carry on until the World Cup in 2018 and then I might have a decision to make. “But for the next two years, captain or not captain, I’ll turn up and be available to play if I am wanted.”Rooney continued: “I’ve spoken to him. Not at length about how we’re going to play or my role, but he seems very excited about the job and he’ll have his own way of doing it.“I don’t think it would be fair to expect him to make a decision on the captaincy now.“So I’ll wait and see what he thinks. He’ll want to see the group, work with us all and then make his decision.”last_img read more