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Friday, March 06 2015

Another major band is skipping the Seattle area on its wold tour. Touring to promote the album “Songs of Innocence,” (an album they literally couldn't give away) U2 will perform 44 shows in 19 cities including San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston and New York City. The only Pacific Northwest appearance will be two sold out shows at Rogers Arena in Vancouver B.C



May 14  - Vancouver  (Rogers Arena)
May 15  - Vancouver  (Rogers Arena)
May 18  - San Jose  (SAP Center at San Jose)
May 19  - San Jose  (SAP Center at San Jose)
May 22  - Phoenix  (US Airways Center)
May 23  - Phoenix  (US Airways Center)
May 26  - Los Angeles   (Forum)
May 27  - Los Angeles   (Forum)
May 30  - Los Angeles   (Forum)      
May 31  - Los Angeles   (Forum)
June 12  - Montreal   (Bell Centre)
June 13  - Montreal   (Bell Centre)
June 24  - Chicago   (United Center)
June 25  - Chicago   (United Center)
July 6  - Toronto   (Air Canada Centre)
July 7  - Toronto   (Air Canada Centre)
July 10  - Boston   (TD Garden)
July 11  - Boston   (TD Garden)
July 18  - New York City   (Madison Square Garden)
July 19  - New York City   (Madison Square Garden)
July 22  - New York City   (Madison Square Garden)
July 23  - New York City   (Madison Square Garden) 


Sept. 4 - Turin, Italy   (Pala Alpitour)
Sept. 5 - Turin, Italy   (Pala Alpitour)
Sept. 8 - Amsterdam (Ziggo Dome)
Sept. 9 - Amsterdam (Ziggo Dome)
Sept. 16 - Stockholm, Sweden  (Globe)
Sept. 17 - Stockholm, Sweden  (Globe)
Sept. 24 - Berlin   (O2 World)
Sept. 25 - Berlin   (O2 World)
Oct. 5 - Barcelona  (Palau Sant Jordi)
Oct. 6 - Barcelona  (Palau Sant Jordi)
Oct. 13 - Antwerp, Belgium  (Sportpaleis)
Oct. 14 - Antwerp, Belgium  (Sportpaleis)
Oct. 17 - Koln, Germany   (Lanxess Arena)
Oct. 18 - Koln, Germany   (Lanxess Arena)
Oct. 25 - London  (O2)
Oct. 26 - London  (O2) 
Oct. 29 - London (O2)
Oct. 30 - London  (O2)
Nov. 6 - Glasgow  (The SSE Hydro)
Nov. 7 - Glasgow  (The SSE Hydro)
Nov. 10 - Paris  (Bercy)
Nov. 11 - Paris  (Bercy) 

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Monday, August 18 2014

Once a year I get to jump on stage and belt out a few tunes with some of the best musicians in Seattle. This year's show is a benefit for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk . The show will be at the 2 Bit Saloon in Seattle's Ballard nieghborhood Friday (August 22nd). This years line up features great rock & roll from The Industry People, QmP, Snakes of Christ (Danzig tribute band) and a band so cool they only play once a year, The Goddamn Finkelstein Shit Kids - a bunch of musical bad asses from various Seattle bands covering songs from all over the rock spectrum. See you there! If you can't make the show you can make a donation at

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Friday, March 07 2014

Back 1994 I was sitting in a bar in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood when a long haired bearded dude asked me what I thought about the music playing on the stereo, he said it was the new Soundgarden album that hadn't been released yet. I told him I wasn't a big Soundgarden fan but the music he was playing sounded pretty cool. It was then I realized I was talking to Kim Thayil, Soundgarden's lead guitar player. My luke warm warm review of his music didn't seem to phase him a bit, in fact I think it made his day. He turned to a group of people he was hanging out with, pointed at me and said "that guy dosn't even like Soundgarden and he likes the new stuff, this album is going to be huge!

Happy anniversary Superunknown.

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Wednesday, January 29 2014

One Denver radio station is getting in on the Seahawks / Broncos rivalry. Denver's classic rock station "The Mountain" is banning all Seattle based bands from its airwaves until after Super Bowl Sunday in an effort to help Bronco fans "keep the positive energy going in preparation for the Super Bowl". That means no music from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Heart, Soundgarden or Jimmy Hendrix. I suppose two can play at that game, but do you really think anybody would notice if Seattle area radio stations stopped playing Sugarloaf?



......Or Here

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Wednesday, January 15 2014

I had a blast last Saturday night making my 2nd appearance as Bald Elvis at the 17th Annual Seattle Invitationals.
More than 20 Elvis tribute artists of all genders, shapes and sizes descended upon Seattle’s Experience Music Project to battle for the title of best Elvis impersonator. No I didn’t win the big competition … I didn’t even place … that’s OK, though, it was a great time!
Below is are some video clips

Link to KOMO story

Link to Seattle Times story

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Tuesday, December 17 2013

(Associated Press),  NEW YORK  -- Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, "Bleach." The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.

This year also marked first-time nominations for Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt. Kiss and Stevens, who have been nominated in the past, made the cut after being absent from the list for several years.

The Rolling Stones' managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.

N.W.A., one of the 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic rap group includes Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.

More than 700 Rock Hall voters determined the 2014 class.

The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be open to the public. Tickets go on sale next month.

The event will air on HBO in May.

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Friday, December 06 2013

Last weekend some friends and I ventured to the sleepy little town of Roslyn, Washington to see our friends The Dusty 45s perform at the world famous Brick Saloon. Many of you may remember the town of Roslyn as the backdrop for the '90s TV show Northern Exposure, it's also the home of some great little shops and restaurants as well as this rockin' little bar that is alledged to be haunted. As you can see a great time was had by all. Check out the video!

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Sunday, November 17 2013

Alejandro Escovedo put on a fantastic show in front of a pact house at The Tractor Tavern in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. The set list consisted of crowd favorites, some cover tunes and new material from his latest release Big Station. Alejandro kicked off the evening by dedicating the show to the late Lou Reed and closed the show with covers of The Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane and Mot The Hoople's All The Young Dudes


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Friday, August 17 2012
 Once a year I get to sing with some of the best rock musicians in Seattle as part of Rich Evans annual birthday jam. This year the event is also a benefit for our friend Lori who suffers from Guillain Barre Syndrome. 3 great bands including the triumphant return of "Mr Creosote And The Wafer Thin Mints" . Lets see how many people we can cram into Bogart's Saturday night. See you there!

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John Nelson is a Seattle area voice actor and broadcaster with extensive experience voicing commercials, video games and corporate videos