In addition to Mariah, other women who'll be honored at the October 11 gala include Jennifer Aniston, legendary vocalist Chaka Khan, Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina and Dana Walden, chairman of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.
Mariah is, of course, one of the best-selling artists of all time, as well as an actress, entrepreneur, mother of two and the unofficial Queen of Christmas. She just released her new theme song for ABC's upcoming black-ish spinoff, mixed-ish, and she's gearing up for her November Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
All six honorees will appear on Variety's Power of Women cover. The issue will highlight 50 additional women in the entertainment industry who are "dedicated to making a lasting impact."
Variety editor-in-chief Claudia Eller said, "Since its inception, Variety’s Power of Women has been a celebration of female empowerment, philanthropy and the commitment to progress being made by the professionals of our industry every day."
"We are so proud that the event continues on as a beacon of positivity in these challenging times."
The show -- based on the hit 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway -- will debut next summer in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. The musical's pre-Broadway run will take place from July 14 through August 17.
Elton is composing is the music for the show, with Shaina Taub working as the lyricist. The musical's director is Tony-winner Anna D. Shapiro, who is the artistic director of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Lead producer Kevin McCollum tells the Chicago Tribune that it was "important" to Shapiro that the show premiere in Chicago. Devil Wears Prada is expected to hit Broadway during the 2020-21 season, though McCollum declined to specify an exact date. The cast has yet to be fully determined.
Elton's past Broadway successes include Billy Elliot, The Lion King and Aida.
The Devil Wears Prada, which started life as a 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger, follows aspiring journalist Andrea "Andy" Sachs, who takes a job at a Vogue-like fashion magazine as assistant to a demanding editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestley.
Meanwhile, Elton's blockbuster farewell tour continues tonight at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.
Exile/Caroline InternationalVan Morrison will release a brand-new studio album called Three Chords & the Truthon October 25.
The 14-track collection was produced by Morrison and features 13 new tunes penned by the famed singer/songwriter, as well as one that he co-wrote with with Don Black titled "If We Wait for Mountains."
The title appears to reference a famous quote by noted songwriter Harlan Howard, who famously described country music as "three chords and the truth."
Three Chords & the Truth will be available on CD, as a vinyl LP and digitally. Impressively, it will be the sixth studio album that Van the Man has released in just over four years.
The record features a duet with The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley, "Fame Will Eat the Soul," and includes contributions from guitarist Jay Berliner, who also played on Morrison's acclaimed 1968 album Astral Weeks.
Describing the making of the album, Morrison says, "You're just plugging into the feeling of it, more the feeling of it…when they're playing…It's like reading me. So, I think there's more of that connection."
In advance of Three Chords & the Truth's arrival, Van has released one of the tracks, "Dark Night of the Soul," as a digital single and via streaming services. You also can check out the soulful, R&B-flavored tune at Morrison's official YouTube channel.
The 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has five U.S. concerts scheduled for October, and he's lined up a five-show Las Vegas residency in early 2020 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Here's the full track list of Three Chords & the Truth:
"March Winds in February" "Fame Will Eat the Soul" "Dark Night of the Soul" "In Search of Grace" "Nobody In Charge" "You Don't Understand" "Read Between the Lines" "Does Love Conquer All?" "Early Days" "If We Wait for Mountains" "Up On Broadway" "Three Chords and the Truth" "Bags Under My Eyes" "Days Gone By"
And here are all of Morrison's upcoming U.S. shows:
10/2 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort 10/4 -- Berkeley, CA, The Greek Theatre 10/5 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl 10/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 10/8 -- Chula Vista, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre 1/31/20 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 2/1 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 2/5 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 2/7 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 2/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
RhinoHe's done standards. He's done rock classics. He's done soul classics. He's done Christmas songs. What's next for Rod Stewart? An orchestral album, of course.
On November 22, Sir Rod will release You're in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which features the classic vocal tracks of his biggest hits paired with full orchestra arrangements. There's also a brand-new song -- "Stop Loving Her Today" -- as well as a new version of the Motown duet "It Takes Two," sung with British pop superstar Robbie Williams.
The album was produced by Trevor Horn, and features orchestral versions of hits like the title track, "Maggie May," "The First Cut Is the Deepest," "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)," "Rhythm of My Heart," "Downtown Train," "Forever Young" and Rod's hit with the Faces, "Stay with Me."
The package is available as a single CD or as a two-CD set. Both versions include the two new songs.
Meanwhile, Rod resumes his Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace tonight.
Here are the track listings:
Single CD version: "Maggie May" "It Takes Two" (with Robbie Williams) "Sailing" "Reason to Believe" "Handbags and Gladrags" "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" "I Don't Want to Talk About It" "The First Cut Is the Deepest" "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" "I Was Only Joking" "Young Turks" "Forever Young" "Rhythm of My Heart" "Have I Told You Lately" "Stop Loving Her Today"
Two-CD Deluxe Edition CD 1 "Maggie May" "Reason to Believe" "Handbags & Gladrags" "Sailing" "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)" "I Don't Want to Talk About It" "The First Cut Is the Deepest" "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" "I Was Only Joking"
CD 2 "It Takes Two" (with Robbie Williams) "Stay with Me (with Faces)" "Young Turks" "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So In Love with You)" "Every Beat of My Heart" "Forever Young" "Downtown Train" "Rhythm of My Heart" "Have I Told You Lately" "Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)" "If We Fall In Love Tonight" "Stop Loving Her Today"
Eagle Rock EntertainmentOn April 5, 1998, The Rolling Stones wrapped up a sold-out five-night engagement in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a concert that featured a guest appearance by none other than Bob Dylan. Now, the show is set to become the latest installment in the band's series of archival audio and video concert releases.
Bridges to Buenos Aires will hit stores on November 8, and will be available as a DVD/two-CD or Blu-ray/two-CD set, as a three-LP vinyl package and in digital formats. The footage of the complete show has been restored, and the audio has been remixed and remastered.
The concert, which was held at the Argentinian capital's River Plate Stadium, featured 22 songs, including Stones classics such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Gimme Shelter," "Miss You," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Start Me Up," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Brown Sugar," as well as renditions of four tunes from the band's then-new album, 1997's Bridges to Babylon.
About halfway through the show, The Stones kicked into a cover of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," as Dylan himself came onstage to duet with frontman Mick Jagger.
The vinyl version of Bridges to Buenos Aires will be available in standard black vinyl and limited-edition translucent-blue vinyl. You can pre-order the physical audio and video versions of the release now at Eagle-Rock.com.
Here's the full Bridges to Buenos Aires track list:
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" "Let's Spend the Night Together" "Flip the Switch" "Gimme Shelter" "Sister Morphine" "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)" "Saint of Me" "Out of Control" "Miss You" "Like a Rolling Stone" -- with Bob Dylan "Thief in the Night" "Wanna Hold You" "Little Queenie" "When the Whip Comes Down" "You Got Me Rocking" "Sympathy for the Devil" "Tumbling Dice" "Honky Tonky Women" "Start Me Up" "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "You Can't Always Get What You Want" "Brown Sugar"
Credit: David LachappelleElton John has announced plans to bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour back to the New York City area in the spring of 2020. Sir Elton will do seven new concerts this April, at five different venues in and around the Big Apple.
The new dates include a trio of two-show engagements: April 6-7 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, April 10-11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and April 17-18 at NYCB LIVE's Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Elton also will play the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 15.
Tickets for the new shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. ET. A variety of pre-sales also will be available, including an offer for American Express Card members starting this Thursday, September 19, at 10 a.m. ET.
A Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale for members of Elton's Rocket Club that begins this Tuesday, September 24, at 10 a.m. In addition, a limited number of VIP Packages also will be available starting Thursday, September 19.
Earlier this month, Elton launched the latest North American leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which runs through a November 16 concert in Uniondale, New York -- at the same venue he's returning to in April. He then heads Down Under for a lengthy series of shows in Australia and New Zealand, running from late November to early March 2020.
The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off in September 2018 and is expected to run for three years.
Courtesy of Robby KriegerThe Doors' Robby Kriegerhas released a new archival album featuring previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1979 by his short-lived group Red Shift.
The seven-song collection, titled Red Shift, is available now as a digital download and via streaming services. In addition, a unique video has been created for each tune that can be viewed now at Krieger's official YouTube channel.
Red Shift was formed in 1978, when a Doors fan and singer named Mack McKenzie visited Krieger with a demo tape of his songs, hoping that Robby would collaborate with him. Krieger listened to the tape and agreed to work with McKenzie, then recruited some musical friends to round out the group: bassist Arthur Barrow and drummers Don Poncher and Vinnie Colaiuta.
Red Shift hit the studio to record the tracks, played a few gigs in the Los Angeles area, and then -- for reasons unknown -- disbanded.
Now, 40 years after the quirky, jazz- and new wave-influenced tunes were recorded, they can finally be heard. The songs are all credited to McKenzie, Krieger and Barrow.
Meanwhile, Krieger has two confirmed upcoming shows on his schedule. The first, on September 28 at the famed L.A.-area club the Whisky a Go Go, features Robby playing with his regular solo band. The second, on October 10 at Bogie's Bar in Westlake Village, California, features Krieger with his new side project, The New Experience.
Here is the full Red Shift track list:
"Hyena People" "At the End of the Day" "Lost and Forgotten" "Mirror There" "Physical Culture" "Sexorsize" "Psychlone Ride"
Savoy Records/Concord Music GroupThe Empty Hearts, the supergroup that includes founding members of Blondie, The Cars and The Romantics, are preparing to release some new music.
The band posted a message on its social media sites earlier this month, announcing that the 'first single from our forthcoming second LP is only a few weeks from [its] release date!"
A rep for the group tells ABC Radio that the new album will be released on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020.
The Empty Hearts features Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and Romantics singer/guitarist Wally Palmar, as well as Andy Babiuk, longtime bassist of the garage-rock act The Chesterfield Kings.
The group released its self-titled debut album in 2014, and followed that with a Christmas single in 2016.
Over the last few weeks, pics of The Empty Hearts shooting a new music video have been posted on their Facebook page, as have a number of new band photos.
Photo by Frank Ockenfels IIIPaul Simon will be presented with the prestigious Great Americans Medal by The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 18.
The legendary singer/songwriter will receive the honor at the museum as part of the Great Americans Award Program event, which will also feature a conversation between Simon and David M. Rubenstein, chair of The Smithsonian's Board of Regents.
Simon is being honored with the medal in recognition of his musical contributions and his charity work.
"For more than half a century, Paul Simon has been one of the music world's most talented songwriters, recording artists and live performers. He has also been one of the music world's most committed philanthropists," says Rubenstein.
Paul is the sixth recipient of the Great Americans Medal, which salutes people who have made "lifetime contributions embodying American ideas and ideals."
Previous honorees include stateswoman Madeleine K. Albright, General Colin Powell, news anchor Tom Brokaw, baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. and tennis legend Billie Jean King.
Eagle Rock EntertainmentBlack Crowes spinoff group The Magpie Salute's upcoming sophomore studio album, High Water II, due out October 18, can be pre-ordered now. The record is available on CD, as a vinyl two-LP set and digitally.
Special bundles packaging the CD and vinyl discs with merch like a Magpie Salute beer koozie, turntable mat, vinyl groove washer kit and t-shirt iron-on can be purchased at BandWear.com.
High Water II was recorded at Nashville's Dark Horse Studios simultaneously with the group's 2018 debut studio effort, High Water I, and is considered the second part of a two-album project.
"We're all really happy to put out the second half of High Water," says Magpie Salute guitarist Rich Robinson. "Since its inception, I always viewed it as a single piece. High Water II will tie together both albums into a whole journey."
In advance of High Water II, The Magpie Salute released a three-track EP called In Here earlier this month. The EP features two songs from the upcoming album, "In Here" and "Lost Boy," as well as the non-album track "Passenger."
You can check out "In Here" and "Lost Boy" -- the latter of which includes guest vocals and fiddle by country/bluegrass star Alison Krauss -- on the group's official YouTube channel.
Here is the full track list of High Water II:
"Sooner or Later" "Gimme Something" "Leave It All Behind" "In Here" "You and I" "Mother Storm" "A Mirror" "Lost Boy" "Turn It Around" "Life Is a Landslide" "Doesn't Really Matter" "Where Is This Place"
Credit: Rob ShanahanDerek Smalls, bassist for the legendary mock-rock band Spinal Tap -- a.k.a. comic actor Harry Shearer -- has lined up four West Coast solo concerts this fall in support of his star-studded 2018 debut solo album, Smalls Change (Meditations upon Ageing). He's being joined by an equally star-studded lineup of backing musicians for the shows.
At the concerts, scheduled for this November in Los Angeles; Seattle; Vancouver, Canada; and San Francisco, Smalls will be joined by three virtuoso guitarists will be joining Smalls: Toto's Steve Lukather, Dweezil Zappa and longtime Stevie Nicks guitarist Waddy Wachtel.
In addition, several celebrities will take part in the concerts -- dubbed Lukewarm Water Live! -- via satellite link-up, among them Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, guitar whiz Steve Vai and actress and comedian Jane Lynch. Also joining the musical festivities remotely will be the Snarky Puppy Horns and the Hungarian Studio Orchestra.
"Playing live with a symphony orchestra and some of the greats in rock music was never anything I could even hope to dream of," says Derek in a statement. "But I can now!"
At the concerts, Smalls will be performing tunes from the Smalls Change album, as well as selections from the Spinal Tap catalog. More guests are expected to be announced soon.
The four shows will be the precursor to a major world tour that Smalls is planning to mount in 2020.
Smalls Change featured guest appearances by such well-known musicians as Fagen, David Crosby, Peter Frampton, Rick Wakeman, Lukather, Wachtel, Dweezil Zappa, Paul Shaffer, Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Derek recently debuted an official video for the Smalls Change track "Gimme Some (More) Money."
Here's the full list of concerts:
11/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern 11/9 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre 11/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, The Vogue Theatre 11/14 -- San Francisco, CA, The Warfield Theatre
BASE HologramWhitney Houston fans will have an opportunity to see her again in concert -- via hologram.
On Tuesday, BASE Hologram announced in partnership with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston the firstdates for An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour.
The first show takes place in Mexico in January, and will feature Houston's hits, including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me”), “The Greatest Love of All” and “Higher Love.”
Choreographer Fatima Robinson, who has worked with Rihanna, Kanye West, and Mary J. Blige, will oversee the production, which will include a live band and backup dancers.
“Whitney Houston was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries,” said Brian Becker, chairman and CEO of BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.
“What we are creating here is a new type of theatrical concert experience designed to capture that magic," Becker continued. "When she performed, there was an unmatched level of charisma and emotion to it -- that’s what we are going to bring to audiences and it’s an honor to be able to help add to her legacy with this project.”
Houston was 48 years old when she died of an accidental drowning in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2012. Throughout her decades-long career, she earned six Grammys, one Emmy, 22 American Music Awards, and 16 Billboard Music Awards.
This year, Houston returned to the Billboard charts, thanks to a remixed version of her 1990 cover of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love."
Tickets for the U.K. dates go on sale September 20. North American dates will be announced later; that leg is set to begin in the fall of 2020.
Here are the announced tour dates:
1/23 – 2/9 -- Mexico (additional information to come soon) 2/27 -- M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena, Liverpool 2/28 -- Apollo, Manchester 2/29 -- First Direct Arena, Leeds 3/1 -- SEC Armadillo, Glasgow 3/2 -- P&J Arena, Aberdeen 3/3 -- Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin 3/4 -- Arena, Birmingham 3/5 -- Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth 3/6 -- Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff 3/7 -- Centre, Brighton 3/9 -- Royal Concert Hall,Nottingham 3/10 -- Hammersmith Apollo, London 3/12 -- Bozar, Brussels, Belgium 3/13 -- AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands 3/14 -- Capitole, Ghent, Belgium 3/19 -- Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland 3/20 -- Admirals Palast, Berlin, Germany 3/22 -- Stadhalle F, Vienna, Austria 3/23 -- Inchebo Expo Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia 3/25 -- Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark 3/26 -- Folketeatret, Olso, Norway 3/28 -- Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden 3/30 -- BKZ Oktyabrisky, St Petersburg, Russia 3/31 -- Kremlin Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia 4/2 -- Palace Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine 4/3 -- Palace of the Republic, Minsk, Belarus
In 1975, Moody Blues guitarist Justin Hayward and bassist John Lodge teamed up to record a collaborative side project called Blue Jays. Now, the long-out-of-print album is set to be reissued as a vinyl LP on October 4.
The 10-track collection was recorded during The Moody Blues' five-year hiatus that began after the release of 1972's Seventh Sojourn, and ended with the 1978 arrival of Octave. Blue Jays featured three songs written by Hayward, three tunes penned by Lodge and two co-written by Justin and John. The record was produced by longtime Moody Blues collaborator Tony Clarke.
Blue Jays peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200, and yielded a minor hit single in the U.S., "I Dreamed Last Night," which reached #47 on the Hot 100 tally. A non-album single called "Blue Guitar" released in 1975 and credited to Hayward and Lodge, was a #8 hit in the U.K. The track actually featured Justin backed by the band 10cc.
In a recent interview with ABC Radio, Lodge said he wasn't aware of plans to reissue Blue Jays, which he called "a really special album."
Both Hayward and Lodge have been performing songs from Blue Jays at their respective recent solo concerts. John included a live version of one of the tunes, "Saved by the Music," on his recently released solo compilation B Yond: The Very Best Of.
The Blue Jays LP is available for pre-order now. Here's the full track list:
Side A "This Morning" "Remember Me (My Friend)" "My Brother" "You" "Nights Winters Years"
Side B "Saved by the Music" "I Dreamed Last Night" "Who Are You Now" "Maybe" "When You Wake Up"
Elliot Easton, Ric Ocasek (Kevin Kane/ Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)The Cars lead guitarist Elliot Easton posted a message on his official Facebook page on Monday thanking fans for their condolences regarding the death of the group's frontman Ric Ocasek, who passed away Sunday at the age of 75.
"Thank you friends, for the overwhelming outpouring of emails, texts and posts of condolence and sympathy," Easton writes. "I have read them all, and there are so many that I may not be able to respond to all of them, but please know that your reaching out at this incredibly difficult time has meant so much to me, and has been a comfort in our profoundly sad time of grief."
Elliot adds, "The Cars are a family, for better or worse, and I lost my big brother yesterday."
Easton is one of three remaining surviving members of The Cars, along with keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. Bassist/singer Benjamin Orr died of pancreatic cancer in October 2000 at the age of 53.
In April of 2018, Ocasek, Easton, Hawkes and Robinson reunited for the last time to perform at the Cleveland ceremony celebrating The Cars' induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
ABC RadioDolly Parton will mark her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by performing two shows on Nashville's most famous stage on Saturday, October 12.
To kick off the celebration, the Dolly: My Opry Memories exhibit is now open at the Music City institution. The collection includes two dozen iconic items of clothing Dolly's worn during the last half-century, including the dress from the night of her Opry induction.
Without her childhood friend Judy Ogle, Dolly's creative director Steve Summers says the exhibit simply wouldn't be possible.
"Judy Ogle is Dolly's best friend, and they have been since they were seven years old," he explains. "Judy had the foresight, even back then -- it would have been in the early 1950s -- to start saving everything. Every single thing: Love letters that Dolly was given by other boys -- everything!"
"And Judy was just adamant on making sure that these things were taken care of and stored properly," Summers adds. "And there would be no archives without Judy Ogle."
Dolly's niece -- and production manager -- Rebecca Seaver says you wouldn't believe what's in Dolly's archives.
"Judy has saved everything: her shoes, her costumes, hats, and -- most importantly to Dolly -- her fan art," Seaver says. "And we have art that she's been given from her fans for decades."
"I've never seen another archive from a celebrity or an icon like her. It's kind of like the hillbilly Smithsonian," she laughs.
Tickets to see Dolly: My Opry Memories are available now. It's open at the Opry House through October 31.
Courtesy of Strawberry FieldIt's one of the most iconic Beatles songs. Now, it's poised to become a bucket list destination for Beatles fans everywhere.
For the first time, Strawberry Field, the Liverpool, U.K.-area site that served as the inspiration behind the song "Strawberry Fields Forever," is open to the public.
According to its website, Strawberry Field and its original Victorian house were gifted to The Salvation Army in 1934. In 1936, it was opened as a children's home for girls, and later accepted boys..
"From then on, for nearly 70 years, it gave some of Liverpool’s most vulnerable children a refuge from turmoil and unhappiness – a safe, calm and spiritual home," the website states.
"It was on these grounds that a young John Lennon, before Beatles fame, came to play, reflect and escape the post-War streets of Woolton [a suburb of Liverpool]," according to the website.
"Those days spent playing in The Salvation Army grounds shaped Lennon and inspired his work within the Beatles as an adult," the website notes. "Strawberry Field was later immortalized in the famous song 'Strawberry Fields Forever,' where he explored those more innocent days of escape that could counter the later complexities of a life lived in the public gaze."
The tourist attraction opened on Saturday, September 14. It includes gardens, a visitor exhibition, café and shop. Adult admission is just under 13 pounds, or about $16.
Credit: Jen RosensteinKISS has postponed the final three dates on the current North American leg of its The End of the Road farewell tour because bassist/singer Gene Simmons needed to return to Los Angeles for "a medical procedure."
In a message posted on KISS Online regarding the September 14 postponement, Simmons writes, "Nothing serious. But it must be taken care of now. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well."
The Oakland show has been rescheduled for March 6, 2020, and the L.A. concert now will take place on March 4 of next year, while a new date for the Salt Lake City area performance is expected to be announced soon.
Next up for KISS is the ninth annual edition of The KISS Kruise, which runs from October 30 to November 4.
The rock legends then head Down Under for a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand, running from mid-November to early December. The band also has five concerts in Japan scheduled for December.
Following Ric Ocasek's unexpected death Sunday at the age of 75, New York City's chief medical examiner has determined that the Cars rocker died of natural causes -- specifically, heart disease.
According to the M.E., the cause of death was hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with pulmonary emphysema as a contributing condition.
As previously reported, Ocasek was found unresponsive and unconscious in his New York City townhouse on Sunday afternoon by his estranged wife, supermodel Paulina Porizkova. They'd been married since 1989 but were separated. She's now taken to Instagram to explain what happened.
"Ric was at home recuperating very well after surgery," she writes. "Our two sons, Jonathan and Oliver, and I were making sure he was comfortable, ordering food and watching TV together. I found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday morning coffee. I touched his cheek to rouse him. It was then that I realized that during the night, he had peacefully passed on."
"We appreciate the great outpouring of love," she continued. "We, his family and friends, are completely and utterly devastated by his untimely and unexpected death and would appreciate the privacy to mourn in private."
In addition to Jonathan and Oliver, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is survived by his four other sons from his two previous marriages.
Courtesy of OK ManagementArtists from the worlds of rock and pop are offering tributes the late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who died Sunday at age 75.
Alice Cooper wrote on his Twitter feed, "We have lost another great in Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Ric Ocasek of The Cars…Ric had a very unique voice for rock n roll, there was just nothing complicated about it and that really gave The Cars an edge on the radio. They spearheaded a simplistic new wave of minimalist rock…much to the delight of car stereos and fans everywhere."
Chic guitarist and songwriter Nile Rodgers, who co-produced Ocasek's 1991 solo album Fireball Zone with Ric, recalled in a tweet, "We had a lot of fun making the album #FireballZone."
He also included a YouTube link to one of the album's tracks, "Touch Down Easy," noting, "This was one of my fav songs…Though it was the 90's we'd not gotten the memo. It's super 80's but cool."
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea offered up some gushing praise for Ocasek, posting on his Instagram, "Ahh man, say it ain't so. I loved Ric Ocasek. What an interesting, smart, kind, funny man who made incredible records. I loved those Cars albums when I was a teenager. Perfect pop songs with those wicked ElliotEaston guitar solos. Absolute candy."
Here are some of other tributes posted by well-known artists:
Live Nation EntertainmentGuns N' Roses will play an intimate show in Los Angeles ahead of the band's upcoming U.S. arena tour.
The newly announced concert takes place September 21 at the 5,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 20 exclusively for Citi cardmembers, who can register for a chance to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program.
Following the L.A. date, GN'R will officially kick off their fall tour September 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The outing, part of the rock legends' ongoing Not in This Lifetime reunion tour, concludes November 2 in Las Vegas, and includes stops at the Louder than Life, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 and Voodoo festivals.