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Keith Urban's new album Be Here


On "Be here" (Capitol Records), Keith Urban's powerful and deeply felt follow-up to 2002's double-platinum "Golden Road" his heart and soul as a man and a musician comes through loud and clear.

"Be Here," co-produced by Dann Huff and Keith Urban himself, is music from a young man who's lived a little, loved a little and battled a couple of demons along the way. There are songs here for the good times, such as "You're My Better Half," "Making Memories of Us" and "God's Been Good To Me." And there are songs that speak to life's darker patches, like "Tonight I Wanna Cry," "The Hard Way" and "Nobody Drinks Alone."
From the driving opening track "Days Go By" (the album's first single) to the graceful reprise of "These Are The Days," "Be Here" offers the sound of a gifted singer-songwriter and world-class player embracing life and savoring the chance to play another day.

Keith Urban delivers more than ever before. While the songs sound as accessible as ever, "Be Here" is Keith Urban's most personal and deeply felt work to date. This is music for living life in the present tense. "If there was a theme to this album, it would be the big questions I ask just like anybody else: What are we doing here? What's life about?" says Keith Urban. "These days, I think more about the brevity of our time here. So it seems to me that making the most of every day is really crucial."

1. Days Go By    
2. Better Life    
3. Making Memories Of Us    
4. God's Been Good To Me    
5. The Hard Way    
6. You're My Better Half    
7. I Could Fly    
8. Tonight I Wanna Cry    
9. She's Gotta Be    
10. Nobody Drinks Alone    
11. Country Comfort    
12. Live To Love Another Day    
13. These Are The Days

Chris Botti : When I Fall in Love

Trumpeter Chris Botti drops the synthesizers and drum loops of his previous effort "Thousand Kisses Deep" for a more elegant and traditional sound on "When I Fall in Love".
Mixing standards and contemporary pop tunes all in a straight-ahead style, Chris Botti gives his minimalist Miles-ian horn sound a chance to breath and be enjoyed on its own. But it's not just the standards that impress. Chris Botti turns the Sade classic "No Ordinary Love" into a moody and atmospheric paean that wouldn't sound out of place on "Kind of Blue". Similarly, Sting's "La Belle Dame Sans Regrets" -- featuring the ex-Police front man -- brilliantly combines hardcore jazz improvisation on a radio-friendly modern Latin ballad. Botti should also be commended for choosing a stellar group of backing musicians.

1. When I Fall in Love
2. What'll I Do?
3. No Ordinary Love
4. My Romance
5. Let's Fall in Love
6. Cinema Paradiso
7. Someone to Watch Over Me
8. La Belle Dame Sans Regrets
9. Nearness of You
10. How Love Should Be
11. Make Someone Happy
12. One for My Baby
13. Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)

Trumpet, Vocals: Chris Botti
Acoustic Guitar: Mitch Dalton  
Bass: Brian Bromberg , Jon Ossman
Clarinet: Anthony Pike, Nick Rodwell
Flute, Alto Flute: Stan Sulzmann, Philip Todd, Helen Keen, Karen Jones
Guitar: Shane Fontayne, Dominic Miller, Dean Parks
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Piano: Greg Phillinganes
Piano, fender rhodes: Billy Childs Trio  
Trombone, Tenor Trombone: Pete Beachill, Richard Edwards, Mark Nightingale
Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Derek Watkins, John Barclay, Guy Barker
Violin, Leader: Roger Garland, Kenneth Sillito, Rolf Wilson
Violin: Rita Manning, Steve Morris, Maciej Rakowski, Cathy Thompson, Dave Woodcock, Paul Willey,
Patrick Kiernan, Boguslaw Kostecki, Jackie Shave, Tom Bowes, Julian Leaper, Jonathan Evans Jones, Deborah Widdup
Accordion: Gil Goldstein  
Cello: Caroline Dearney, Paul Kegg, Anthony Lewis, Anthony Pleeth, Frank Schaefer
Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone: Jamie Talbot  
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Kilson, Ralph Salmins
Bass Flute: Andy Panayi  
Harp: Fiona Hibbert
Horn: Richard Bissill, David Pyatt, Mike Thompson
Keyboards: Jeff Lorber  
Oboe: David Theodore
Saxophone: Bob Sheppard
Alto Saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
Viola: George Robertson, Peter Lale, Bruce White, Edward Vanderspar, Ivo Jan Vanderwerff, Vicci Wardman
Vocals: Paula Cole, Jill Zadeh
Performing Ensemble: The London Session Orchestra  
Double Bass: Alec Dankworth, Chris Laurence, Mary Scully, Patrick Lannigan
English Horn: Jane Marshall
Piano: Federico Gonzalez Peña
Euphonium, Bass Trombone: Dave Stewart  
Vocals: Sting
Arranger, Producer: Brian Bromberg, Bobby Colomby
Arranger: Jeremy Lubbock, Mark Schulman  
Arranger, Producer, Engineer: Jeff Lorber
Engineer: Haydn Bendall, Al Schmitt
Digital Editing: Steve Genewick, Chris Barrett, Brian Montgomery
Vocal Arrangements: Mike Anthony
Art Direction: Mary Maurer  
Orchestral Arrangements: Gil Goldstein
Engineer: Elliot Scheiner

"Living Loud", new project featuring Bob Daisley, Jimmy Barnes, Lee Kerslake and Steve Morse


Living Loud is the ultimate rock supergroup featuring Bob Daisley on bass, Jimmy Barnes on vocals, Lee Kerslake on drums and Steve Morse on guitar.

This project started as an idea of Bob Daisley’s more than 10 years ago. He and drummer Lee Kerslake often spoke about re-doing some of the songs from the classic rock albums that they had co-written, co-produced and performed on with Randy Rhoads and Ozzy Osbourne many years ago in 1980 and 1981.Those albums were "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a madman".

With desire to record a hard rock project based around those albums plus the infusion of a number of new tracks in the same "mould", Bob, who had worked with Jimmy Barnes earlier in 2003, assembled a superstar line up that recorded in Florida at Greg Rike's Studio in July and in London at Air studios in early August 2003.

EMI have recently announced the international release dates for the new Living Loud CD and DVD will be October 6th 2004.

Track Listing:
1.  Last Chance
2.  I Don’t Know
3.  Every Moment A Lifetime
4.  Crazy Train
5.  In The Name Of God
6.  Flying High Again
7.  Pushed Me Too Hard
8.  Mr Crowley
9.  Tonight
10.  Walk Away
11.  Over The Mountain
12.  In The Name Of God (Video)

Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits


Words & Music collects 35 of John Mellencamp's biggest hits along with two new songs: "Walk Tall" and "Thank You," both produced by Mellencamp and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.  The collection will be released on Island Records/Universal Music Enterprises on Tuesday, October 19, 2004.

"Words & Music" John Mellencamp Greatest Hits marks the first time that all of John's 22 Top 40 pop hits of his career to date, including his 10 Top 10 hits, culled from 14 albums will be available on one collection. Songs on the album range from John's first hit "I Need A Lover" in 1979 through 2003's hit "Teardrops Will Fall" and every major single in-between! For complete details read the press release about the new album on this blog.

Queen Latifah: The Dana Owens Album

This is the first record in which Dana Owens, better known as "Queen Latifah", does nothing but sing. On "The Dana Owens Album," Queen Latifah takes on vocal standards and an unlikely array of blues, pop, and soul classics. This is a big-time production with a cast of all-star support that includes Arif and Joe Mardin, Herbie Hancock, Jerry Hey, Joe Porcaro, Vinnie Colaiuta and John Patitucci to name a few. And then there's Al Green, who steps in to duet on "Simply Beautiful." the Mamas & the Papas' "California Dreamin'," unlike so many other versions, doesn't sound ironic or willfully corny. It's available on Interscope records. Release date : 09/28/04

1. Baby Get Lost
2. I Put a Spell on You
3. Simply Beautiful
4. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
5. Moody's Mood for Love
6. Close Your Eyes
7. California Dreamin'
8. Hard Times
9. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
10. Hello Stranger
11. If I Had You
12. Lush Life

Musicians :
Organ: Shedrick Mitchell, Tim Carmon
Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals: Raul Midon
Bass: John Patitucci, Jerry Barnes, Jay Leonhart, Ricky Minor, Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Valerio
Clarinet: Emily Bernstein
Flute: Louise Di Tullio
Guitar: John Goux, Paul Jackson Jr, Frank Vignold, Sherrod Barnes
Percussion: Luis Conte, Gordon Gottlieb, Joe Porcaro, Kevin Ricard
Piano: Tom Garvin, Robbie Kondor
Piano, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer: Jim Cox
Piano, Conductor, scat, producer, arrangements: Mervyn Warren
Trombone: Andy Martin, Dick Nash, Bruce Otto
Trumpet, Horn: Gary Grant
Trumpet: Larry Lunetta, Bob Burns Jr
Violin, Concert Master: Bruce Dukov, Charlie Bisharat
Violin: Sid Page, Richard Altenbach, Mari Tsumura, Jacqueline Brand, Darius Campo, Ronald Clark, Joel Derouin, Yvette Devereaux, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Endre Granat, Alan Grunfeld, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Rene Mandel, Ralph Morrison, Robin Olson, Katia Popov, Sheldon Sanov, Josephina Vergara, Lily Chen, Mario de Leon, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Phillipe Levy, Gil Romero, Eun Mee Ahn, Roberto Cani, Horia Moroaica, Songa Lee
Cello: Robert L. Adcock, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody, Armen Ksadjikian, David Low, David Shamban, Cecilia Tsan
Conductor: Ron Fair, Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin
Conductor, Horn, arrangements, horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
Drums: Peter Erskine, Omar Hakim, Lewis Nash, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ralph Rolle, Will Kennedy
Bass Flute: Pamela Sklar
Horn: Bill Reichenbach Jr
Horn, Saxophone: Dan Higgins
English Horn: Jon Clarke
Oboe: Tom Boyd
Saxophone: Pete Christlieb, Gary Bias, Brandon Fields, Joel Peskin, Larry E. Williams
Viola: Robert Becker, Denyse Buffum, Brian Dembow, Dan Neufeld, James Ross, Harry Shirinian, Marlo Fisher, Matt Funes, Vicki Miskolczy, Samuel Formicola
Background Vocals: Durell Coleman, Jackie Simley, Lloyd Williams, Arnold McCuller, Valerie Pinkston
Concert Master: Elena Barere
Vibraphone: Emil Richards, Steve Skinner
Double Bass: Arni Egilsson, Ian Walker, Nico Carmine Abondolo
Arranger, Producer: Arif Mardin  
Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer: Joe Mardin
Arranger: Harold Wheeler
Producer, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement: Ron Fair
Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing: Tal Herzberg
Engineer: Michael O'Reilly, Steve Skinner, Jess Sutcliffe , Frank Wolf
Digital Editing: Eric Caudieux, Brian Montgomery
Vocal Arrangements: Ricky Minor

Brian Wilson: Smile

Brian Wilson "Smile" album worldwide release is one of the biggest event in the Rock history this year (Sept. 28 on Nonesuch Records). Brian Wilson North American 23-City tour of begins September 30 and includes Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall Dates. In addition, documentary film "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of SMiLE," directed by David Leaf, premieres on Showtime on October 5.

"Four decades is a long time to wait for anything, but in this case it was worth every minute." -- Newsweek

An all-new studio recording of "SMiLE" -- often called the most famous unfinished and unreleased album in pop music history -- is made available worldwide by Nonesuch Records on September 28, 2004, more than thirty-seven years after its anticipated release date. "SMiLE" is produced and arranged by Brian Wilson and features the ten-member band that has supported him on tour over the past five years, augmented by an eight-piece string and horn section.

"SMiLE," which was written by Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson in collaboration with lyricist Van Dyke Parks, was intended as the follow-up to the Bech Boys band's groundbreaking "Pet Sounds." Record jackets and booklets had been printed and ads had been taken out heralding the record's January 1967 release date. One of the album's songs, "Good Vibrations" -- which Brian Wilson called a "pocket symphony" -- became the band's first million-selling single, topping the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. After Leonard Bernstein heard Brian Wilson perform a solo piano version of "Surf's Up" -- an impressionistic ballad also intended for "SMiLE" -- he deemed the song "an important contribution to 20th century music" and hailed Brian Wilson's gifts as a composer.

But "SMiLE" never made its initial release date; delays mounted along with the pressure and the project as Wilson had originally envisioned it was finally abandoned. Until now, "SMiLE" was, as The New York Times says, "the most famous unheard album in pop history." The circumstances surrounding its withdrawal have inspired documentary films, book-length investigations, and at least one novel. Bits and pieces of "SMiLE" have surfaced on subsequent Beach Boys albums; a global network of song-swapping fans cobbled together their own wishful-thinking versions of this seemingly lost masterpiece.

Then, in November 2003, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks got together and listened to the thirty-seven-year-old tapes, following Wilson's announcement of his intention to complete and perform "SMiLE" in a series of concerts in London. Acting as Brian Wilson's and Van Dyke Parks's musical secretary, Darian Sahanaja (a member of Wilson's touring band), began preparing the music for performance. Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks created new material to make the concerts possible.

The public premiere of the newly finished "SMiLE" took place at the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 20, 2004 to overwhelming response. The Los Angeles Times said, "What we do know now is that Wilson and Parks created a glorious piece of music whose grand ambition is outstripped only by its inherent beauty and cumulative power." In London, The Guardian referred to "SMiLE's" "groundbreaking complexity and sophistication" and wrote that it seemed "the grandest of American symphonies." The Independent summarized the feeling in the hall: "We knew we'd witnessed a miracle of sorts."

Buoyed by this reception, Brian Wilson returned with his stage band to Sunset Sound in Hollywood -- where he had originally cut portions of "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes and Villains" -- to create a definitive studio recording of "SMiLE." The resulting album -- which Nonesuch releases on September 28 -- is the summation of a project that had been gestating for nearly four decades, by an artist who has surmounted years of personal and professional struggle.

Brian Wilson and the band will perform "SMiLE" on a 23-city North American tour, beginning September 30 in Minneapolis and including dates at New York's Carnegie Hall and Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall (details below).

Showtime will present the world premiere of "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of SMiLE," a feature-length documentary chronicling the most famous unreleased album in history. Directed by award-winning writer David Leaf and produced by LSL Productions (David Leaf, John Scheinfeld, and Steve Ligerman) in association with Richard Waltzer's Chautauqua Entertainment, the film will air on Showtime on Tuesday, October 5 at 9pm (EST/PST). The film features dozens of candid interviews, including an unprecedented one with Wilson himself; exclusive "behind-the-scenes" footage of this past winter's tour rehearsals; and the excerpts from the first London "SMiLE" concert.

The North American tour itinerary follows (subject to change):
September 30 - Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
October 1 - Overture Hall - Madison, WI
October 2 - Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
October 4 - Michigan Theatre - Ann Arbor, MI
October 6 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON
October 7 - Music Hall - Cleveland, OH
October 8 - Keswick Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
October 10 - Warner Theatre - Washington, DC
October 12 - Carnegie Hall - New York, NY
October 13 - Carnegie Hall - New York, NY
October 14 - The Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA
October 16 - Chastain Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
October 18 - King Center for the Performing Arts - Melbourne, FL
October 20 - Mizner Amphitheatre - Boca Raton, FL
October 21 - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Tampa, FL
October 23 - Verizon Wireless Theatre - Houston, TX
October 24 - The Backyard - Austin, TX
October 25 - Nokia Live - Dallas, TX
October 27 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
October 29 - Pala Events Center - Pala, CA
October 30 - Spreckels Theatre - San Diego, CA
October 31 - Dodge Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
November 2 - Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA
November 3 - Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA
November 4 - Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CA

Brian Wilson "Smile" album tracklisting:
1. Our Prayer/Gee
2. Heroes and Villians
3. Roll Plymouth Rock
4. Barnyard
5. Old Master Painter/You are My Sunshine
6. Cabin Essence
7. Wonderful
8. Song For Children
9. Child is Father of the Man
10. Surf's Up
11. I'm in Great Shape/I Wanna Be Around/Workshop
12. Vega-Tables
13. On a Holiday
14. Wind Chimes
15. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
16. In Blue Hawaii
17. Good Vibrations

Damien Patrick Holland, Chaka Khan's son has been arrested for murder

Damien Patrick Holland, 25 years old, Chaka Khan’s son, has been arrested for murder. The shooting of a man (17 years old) not yet recognized with a gun took place last friday in a apartment of South Los Angeles (California). The man died at the hospital afterhe was transported to. It was "Celebrity Justice" TV program that revealed the word of the arrest.
Chaka Khan, his mother has been divorced since several years from Damien Patrick Holland.

Chaka Khan first arrived on the music scene in 1973 as the lead singer for Rufus, one of the first multi-racial bands of its time. It was a time when the "real music" sound – featured by groups such as Tower of Power and War – was strong on the music scene. With Chaka on the mic, the group – known best as Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan – earned one platinum album, five gold albums, five gold singles, five No. 1 hits and two Grammy awards. The hits of the time, still being sung by fans of all ages today, include "Sweet Thing," "Tell Me Something Good," "Once You Get Started," "Everlasting Love," "Do You Love What You Feel," and "Ain’t Nobody."

Chaka Khan began her solo career in the late 1970s with the hit, "I’m Every Woman," a tune written especially for her by the legendary songwriting team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Since then, Chaka has recorded nine albums and been honored with five Grammy Awards. Her solo hits include "What Cha Gonna Do For Me?" "Clouds," "Papillion," "I Feel For You," and "Through the Fire." Working with the best of the best in the music world has been a rewarding experience for Chaka over the years.

It all started when Stevie Wonder wrote "Tell Me Something Good." Since then, she has worked with some of the biggest and most outstanding music talents in the business – her dear friend Joni Mitchell, world-class producer Quincy Jones and R&B icon Gladys Knight, for example. She also has worked with those who have made names for themselves in other music genres from jazz to rock to blues, including the Manhattan Transfer, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Lenny White, Bobby McFerrin, Lionel Hampton, Eric Clapton, Fourplay, Peter Cetera, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Ry Cooder, Bruce Hornsby, Guru, Phil Collins and Miles Davis. Chaka’s latest collaboration with veteran rappers, De La Soul, on the single "All Good?" has saturated Billboard’s Rap Single Chart chart for more than 12 weeks.

Joe Cocker: Heart And Soul

Joe Cocker "Heart and Soul" album is released in Europe (EMI) September 27, 2004 and the U.S. (Universal) January 29, 2005. Joe Cocker "Heart and Soul" album is produced by CJ Vanston with guest solos from Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Lukather and Jeff Baxter.

Joe Cocker (born May 20, 1944) started his musical career in the city of his birth Sheffield, England in some minor bands at the age of 15: the first band was the Avengers (under the stage name Vance Arnold), then Big Blues (1963), and then The Grease Band (1966). In 1969 he was featured on the American TV program The Ed Sullivan Show.

Joe Cocker first big hit was the song "With a Little Help from My Friends," a cover of the song by The Beatles off the Sgt. Pepper's album. The same year he appeared at the Woodstock Music Festival. Joe Cocker had further success covering Beatles tunes with his cover of their song "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" off their Abbey Road album. Other early hits included "Cry Me a River" and "Feelin' Alright".

On stage, Joe Cocker often exhibited a physical intensity as he sang, and his unique stage presence was often spoofed by comedian John Belushi (including an impromptu duet when Joe was the guest musician on Saturday Night Live).

In the beginning of 1970s, Joe Cocker had problems with drugs and alcohol that obviously had a bad influence on his musical career. He managed, however, to make a comeback in the 1980s and 1990s with several massive chart hits like:
"Up where We Belong," (Academy Award winning song written by Will Jennings and sung with Jennifer Warnes for the motion picture "An Officer And A Gentleman," "You are So Beautiful," "When The Night Comes," "N'oubliez Jamais" and "Unchain my heart."

Joe Cocker "Heart and Soul" album tracklisting:
1. What's Goin' On
2. Chain Of Fools
3. One
4. Maybe I'm Amazed
5. I Who Have Nothing
6. Keep Forgettin'
7. I Put A Spell On You
8. Every Kind Of People
9. Love Don't Live Here
10. Don't Let Me Be Lonely
11. Jealous Guy
12. Everybody Hurts

Rufus Wainwright: Want Two album and DVD

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, called an "as-yet unheralded American treasure" by Sir Elton John, is set to release "Want Two," his new DreamWorks/Geffen CD and fourth of his career.

The package also includes an extensive 20-track DVD feature. Rufus Wainwright "Want Two" album arrives in stores November 16. The 12-track CD comes on the heels of Rufus Wainwright's acclaimed "Want One" from 2003. The new one continues the themes explored on the previous recording, though Wainwright has said "Want Two" contains "the more daunting tracks, the operatic, weird stuff, some heavy numbers that relate to my classical sensibilities."

The new album was largely recorded during the same sessions as the first, and features the same creative team Wainwright used for "Want One." That includes producer Marius deVries (Björk, Madonna, David Bowie) and guest performers Charlie Sexton and Gerry Leonard; drummers Levon Helm, Matt Johnson and Sterling Campbell; bassists Jeff Hill and Bernard O'Neill; and Backing vocalists Martha Wainwright (Rufus' sister), Jenny Muldaur, Linda Thompson and Teddy Thompson. Folk legend Kate McGarrigle, Wainwright's mother, plays banjo, while his aunt Anna McGarrigle plays accordion.

Tracks include "Hometown Waltz," "Little Sister," "The One You Love," "An Old Whore's Diet," "Memphis Skyline," "Peach Trees," "Agnus Dei," "Crumb By Crumb," "Gay Messiah," "The Art Teacher," "Waiting For A Dream," and "This Love Affair."

The DVD includes performances filmed at a live concert at San Francisco's historic Fillmore Auditorium, and includes songs from both "Want One" and "Want Two," among them "I Don't Know What It Is," "Dinner at Eight," "Go or Go Ahead," and "Oh What a World."

The son of two great popular music figures, Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright burst upon the recording scene with his self-titled 1998 debut. He followed that with "Poses" in 2001. Rufus will soon make his big screen debut in director Martin Scorsese's upcoming "The Aviator," with a second film role in the 2005 Merchant Ivory film "Heights."

Lou Gramm (Foreigner) in concert

Lou Gramm (Foreigner) will be in concert on Oct. 9 at Indianapolis, IN. The Indiana Ice is excited to announce that Lou Gramm of Foreigner will be on stage for a post-game concert following the team's first-ever home game on Saturday, October 9th against the Waterloo Black Hawks. Game time is 7:00 p.m. from the Pepsi Coliseum.

"You're as cold as ice, you're willing to sacrifice our love; You never take advice, someday you'll pay the price, I know...". (Opening Verse from "Cold as Ice")

Born in Rochester, NY, Lou Gramm is the lead vocalist and co-writer for the superstar band of the 70's and 80's, Foreigner. His 26-plus years as the band's frontrunner have been filled with accolades as the groups' laurels include a dozen gold and platinum albums, nearly 20 hit singles and several major music industry awards.

The band broke out on the scene in 1975 with their debut album of the same name that included big-time radio hits "Feels Like the First Time" and "Cold as Ice." Later albums included other hit tunes like "Hot Blooded," "Head Games," and "Double Vision." Arguably their most well-known album, "Foreigner 4" was released in 1981 and brought such rock hits "Juke Box Hero," "Urgent" and "Waiting For A Girl Like You" to the forefront.

"You're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know, oh yes I know..." (Last verse from "Cold as Ice")

In addition to the concert, opening night festivities for the day will begin at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Pepsi Coliseum. Q-95 will be on hand playing music and spinning their famous prize wheel. The gathering will also include appearances from clowns and face painters and there will be plenty of games for kids. Food and beverages will also be available.

Tickets start as low as $9 for the concert and Ice game and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations including select Marsh Supermarkets, Karma Records, select L.S. Ayres and the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Conseco Fieldhouse box offices, or by calling 239-5151 or online at
Groups of ten or more can order their tickets through the Ice office by calling 925-4423.