Perhaps you didn’t hear but earlier this week the rock band U2 announced that they would go on a 25 city stadium tour around the world in honor of the 30th anniversary of their Joshua Tree album which sold more than 25 million records and went on to win a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1987.
The band will perform the album in its entirety each night. Speaking to the media, U2 guitarist, The Edge, said, “It seems like we have come full circle from when ‘The Joshua Tree’ songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right-wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album – we decided to do these shows; it feels right for now.”
U2 will come to Boston for one night on Sunday, June 25th. You can find more information about tickets which go on sale this Monday here.
Two times a year, in September and January, the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) audition new prospective singing members. For those of you who may be interested, auditions are Sunday, January 8th.
If interested in auditioning, please fill out a BGMC Audition Inquiry Form.
For more information about BGMC visit their website, bgmc.org.
It is so sad to write that it was reported earlier today that singer George Michael died at the age of 53. His publicist has said that he passed away while at home this afternoon. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
George Michael had a string of infectious pop music hits that played a big part of my life. While I’ve not given him much thought recently, he holds a special place in my heart for all the memories his music has brought me over the years.
Derrick Barry released a new video on YouTube, Slumber Party (Parody) “Christmas Party”, which you should definitely watch. Its filled with some fun dancing, plenty of eye candy and is worth sharing.
Much thanks to Matt over at boyculture blog for bringing this to my attention.
I don’t know how I missed this in my weekly post, “What’s Happening This Week” so I wanted to give the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival a shout out.
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is free on Saturday, Sept. 24th
Billed as Boston’s biggest block party, this annual event is a free, outdoor concert that is worth checking out. The festival features jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances. The festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts.
This year’s entertainment includes Al Jarreau, Marcus Santos Brazilian Drum Group and Dan Moretti. For more information on all the musicians who will be playing check out the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival performance schedule.
Tomorrow, August 17th from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square will present a musical tribute to Prince. The evening will feature live performances adhering to Prince’s style and substantial influence on music today, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelic and pop.
Are you in Provincetown this week? The Boatslip is paying tribute to Madonna today so head over and check it out. Tea Dance is from 4PM – 7PM.