Classic Rock Nuggets: Journey, R. Robertson, Allman Betts Band & more

Journey will warm up for their Las Vegas residency in October with six casino shows in the Northeast: September 27th and 28th at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, New Jersey; October 1st at the Sands in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; October 2nd at Seneca Niagara Resort in Niagara Falls, New York; and October 4th and 5th at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Robbie Robertson says it’s a “wrap on the new solo record.” No word on when it will be out.

Triumph will receive the Legends of Live award at the Live Music Industry Awards this Friday in Toronto. The award recognizes artists who have made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through concerts and tours.

Michael Stipe and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics have contributed photographs to the book Ray Gun: The Bible of Music and Style, which will be published next week.

Lenny Kravitz will do a month-long North American tour starting August 21st in Vienna, Virginia. Tickets go on sale Friday for what is being billed as "an evening with" -- so no opening act.

The Allman Betts Band will release a debut album, Down to the River, on June 28th. The band has added July and August tour datesto its itinerary, including five shows opening for John Fogerty.

Queen drummer Roger Taylor and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech[pr: PEHT-er CHECK], who is retiring at the end of this season, have teamed up for a song called “That’s Football.” Cech, who also plays drums, wrote the song about what soccer (football) has meant to him. Proceeds will go to the Willow Foundation, set up by another Arsenal goalkeeper, Bob Wilson, to provide special days out for young people with serious illnesses.

A company called Backstage Pass Travel is offering fans a chance to accompany ex-Queensryche singer Geoff Tate on a “Rock and Wine Tour” through France and Germany in October. You can get more info on their Facebookpage.

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