Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung will celebrate the band’s career milestones with a series of tour dates commemorating the 40th anniversary of their classic The Grand Illusion LP. DeYoung has dubbed the shows the Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour, and will begin Feb. 9 in Wausau, Wis. It is currently scheduled to run through late May, when he’s booked to perform in Concord, N.H. Promising to perform the complete Grand Illusion LP as well as “all the hits.” A complete list of currently announced dates and further details and ticketing information are on DeYoung’s official site: www.dennisdeyoung.com/tour/
The Hollywood Vampires will tour the UK for the first time ever this summer. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry’s legendary supergroup are bringing their electric show to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow this June, finishing up at Wembley Stadium in the U.K. on June 20. The trio will be joined by The Darkness and The Dammed at the four concerts. The Vampires began on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip at the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill’s upstairs bar, and over the years has featured the likes of the late John Lennon and The Who’s Keith Moon. Shock rocker Cooper, actor and guitarist Depp and Aerosmith star Perry released their self-titled LP in 2015, which featured guest appearances from Sir Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.
After announcing his No More Tours 2 live run across North America, Ozzy Osbourne says he’ll continue to play individual shows after the trek finally wraps up. Osbourne revealed in November last year that he would embark on a two-year world-wide solo farewell tour and confirmed performances across South America and Europe. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the former Black Sabbath frontman says that even when the tour wraps up, he’ll still play individual shows. Ozzy says: “I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours any more. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time any more. I’d like to spend some time at home.”
Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced his final tour this spring will be the “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.” “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” Simon said in a statement. The North American leg of Simon’s farewell tour begins May 16th in Vancouver before concluding June 20th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday; go to www.paulsimon.com for complete ticket information. Following the North American leg, Simon and his band will go on brief tour through Europe that ends July 15th with the singer’s previously announced “Farewell Performance” in London with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.
Poison will venture out for a new American tour this May. Along with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Poison’s 2018 tour will feature all it’s original members: Brett Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bobby Dall. Beginning May 18 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., the our includes stops at Kansas City’s Sprint Center; Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas. Last stop is June 24 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. All three bands will be offering their fans VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities. General ticket sales for various cities will begin Feb. 9 & 10.