The Pretenders Make a "Holy Commotion" with New Video

    Credit: Jill FurmanovskyThe Pretenders have unveiled an official video for "Holy Commotion," a new song that will be featured on the band's forthcoming album, Alone. The partly animated clip stars frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced and played multiple instruments on the album.

    The video, which can be viewed at The Pretenders' official YouTube channel, was directed and animated by Luca Monterosso Whittmann. It features footage of Hynde and Auerbach at the latter musician's Nashville studio, along with clips of various instruments and pieces of equipment at the facility, enhanced by a variety of cartoon doodles and lyrical snippets of the song.

    Musically, "Holy Commotion" combines a soulful '60s girl-group sound with some '80s synth-pop elements.

    Alone initially was intended to be the follow-up to Hynde's 2014 solo debut, Stockholm, but she decided while working on the project that the songs should be released under the Pretenders moniker. The band's last studio effort, Break Up the Concrete, came out in 2008.

    As previously reported, The Pretenders will be supporting Stevie Nicks on the Fleetwood Mac singer's fall North American solo tour, which kicks off October 25 in Phoenix. The band also has announced a series of headlining dates that will take place on off nights during the Nicks trek. Tickets for the headlining gigs will go on sale to the public this Friday, September 30. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. local time via ThePretenders.com.

    Here are all of The Pretenders' upcoming tour dates; with Stevie Nicks unless otherwise noted:

    10/25 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Arena
    10/27 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
    10/29 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
    10/30 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
    10/31 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater*
    11/2 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
    11/4 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
    11/6 -- Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena
    11/7 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
    11/10 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
    11/12 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
    11/13 -- Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center*
    11/14 -- Washington, DC, Verizon Center
    11/15 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
    11/17 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theater*
    11/19 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    11/20 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
    11/23 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
    11/25 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
    11/26 -- Akron, OH, EJ Thomas Hall*
    11/27 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
    11/29 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
    12/1 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
    12/3 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
    12/5 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
    12/6 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
    12/9 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Center
    12/11 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
    12/12 -- Portland, OR, Roseland*
    12/13 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
    12/14 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
    12/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, Park Theatre
    12/18 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

    * = headlining show.

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    Prince-Themed "Dance On 'Til Dawn" Dance Parties Happening in October

    BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesTickets for the Dance On 'Til Dawn dance party event -- in remembrance of Prince  -- are now on sale.  

    The three-night affair "celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince" is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place on October 13 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

    As of now, it's known that a DJ, a live band and special VIP guests will attend. Past touring band members Andre Cymone and Liv Warfield, along with one of Prince's former protégées, Judith Hill, are scheduled to appear, according to the TwinCities Pioneer Press

    Dance On 'Til Dawn will take place October 12 to 14 at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now.

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    New Rolling Stones Concert Film "Havana Moon" Coming Out on DVD & Blu-ray in November

    Eagle Rock EntertainmentHavana Moon, the new concert film documenting The Rolling Stones' historic free show in Havana, Cuba, that took place this past March, debuted recently as a one-night-only screening event in a variety of countries. Now, fans in the U.S. -- and elsewhere -- will be able to enjoy the movie in the privacy of their own home, when the flick is released in multiple formats and configurations November 11.

    Havana Moon will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, as a multiple-disc package featuring either a DVD or Blu-ray along with a two-CD companion album, and as a digital download. In addition, a DVD/three-LP vinyl set will be sold, as will a special Deluxe Edition of the release.

    The Rolling Stones' free Havana show was held this year on Good Friday, March 26, in front of hundreds of thousands of music lovers. Among the many classic songs the British rock legends played were "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Paint It Black," "Sympathy for the Devil," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

    The movie was shot in high-definition and was directed by Paul Dugdale, the same filmmaker behind the recent documentary The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America.

    Here's the full track list of Havana Moon:

    "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
    "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)"
    "Out of Control"
    "Angie"
    "Paint It Black"
    "Honky Tonk Women"
    "You Got the Silver"
    "Midnight Rambler"
    "Gimme Shelter"
    "Sympathy for the Devil"
    "Brown Sugar"
    "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

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    Bob Dylan Releasing 36-CD Box Set Focusing on His Historic 1966 Tour in November

    PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records/Legacy RecordingsCall it "Highway '66 Revisited"! A gargantuan box set featuring every known live recording from Bob Dylan's historic 1966 world tour will be released on November 11. Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings contains 36 CDs including full-length performances that the folk-rock legend gave in various cities in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, mainland Europe and Australia.

    The recordings, which have been meticulously restored, come from three main sources -- soundboards, audience tapes and CBS Records' mobile recordings. The majority of the material included in the collection is previously unreleased.

    Dylan's 1966 tour came at a volatile and prolific time in the lauded singer/songwriter's career, during which a segment of his fan base regularly would express its displeasure over his decision to incorporate electric instruments into his music. Bob's band for the shows included most of the musicians who would later make up The Band -- guitarist Robbie Robertson, bassist Rick Danko and keyboardists Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel.

    Legacy Recordings president Adam Block says the idea to put together The 1966 Live Recordings came about while doing research for last year's The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 box set, which delves into Dylan's mid-'60s studio sessions.

    "We were continually struck by how great his 1966 live recordings really are," explains Block. "The intensity of Bob's live performances and his fantastic delivery of these songs in concert add another insightful component in understanding and appreciating the musical revolution Bob Dylan ignited some 50 years ago."

    In conjunction with The 1966 Live Recordings collection, an album titled The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert that focuses solely on Dylan's May 26, 1966, concert at the famous London venue will be released as a two-CD set on December 2 and a two-LP vinyl package on November 26.

    Here's a full list of the discs featured on the box set:

    Disc 1 -- Sydney, Australia, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
    Disc 2 -- Sydney, Australia, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
    Disc 3 -- Melbourne, Australia, April 20, 1966 (Soundboard/unknown broadcast)
    Disc 4 -- Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 5 -- Dublin, Ireland, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 6 -- Dublin, Ireland, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 7 -- Belfast, U.K., May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 8 -- Belfast, U.K., May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 9 -- Bristol, U.K., May 10, 1966 (Soundboard/audience)
    Disc 10 -- Bristol, U.K., May 10, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 11 -- Cardiff, U.K., May 11, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 12 -- Birmingham, U.K., May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 13 -- Birmingham, U.K., May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 14 -- Liverpool, U.K., May 14, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 15 -- Leicester, U.K., May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 16 -- Leicester, U.K., May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 17 -- Sheffield, U.K., May 16, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
    Disc 18 -- Sheffield, U.K., May 16, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 19 -- Manchester, U.K., May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
    Disc 20 -- Manchester, U.K., May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording except Soundcheck/Soundboard)
    Disc 21 -- Glasgow, U.K., May 19, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 22 -- Edinburgh, U.K., May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 23 -- Edinburgh, U.K., May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 24 -- Newcastle, U.K., May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 25 -- Newcastle, U.K., May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 26 -- Paris, France, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 27 -- Paris, France, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
    Disc 28 -- London, U.K., May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
    Disc 29 -- London, U.K., May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
    Disc 30 -- London, U.K., May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
    Disc 31 -- London, U.K., May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
    Disc 32 -- White Plains, NY, February 5, 1966 (Audience tape)
    Disc 33 -- Pittsburgh, PA, February 6, 1966 (Audience tape)
    Disc 34 -- Hempstead, NY, February 26, 1966 (Audience tape)
    Disc 35 -- Melbourne, Australia, April 19, 1966 (Audience tape)
    Disc 36 -- Stockholm, Sweden, April 29, 1966 (Audience tape)

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    Elton John to Co-Host London Theater Awards Ceremony

    ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is no stranger to the London theater world, having written music for West End shows like Billy Elliot, and now he'll be helping honor some of theater's best when he co-hosts the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

    Sponsored by British newspaper the Evening Standard, the annual ceremony has been held for the past 62 years, honoring outstanding achievement in London theater, from small productions to major West End shows.

    This year's ceremony will be held on November 13 at London's Old Vic theater. Sir Elton will co-host the affair with the Standard's owner, Evgeny Lebedev.

    "The London stage has nurtured and given a creative voice for many, many talented individuals and it's such a great honor for me to co-host these illustrious Theatre Awards at The Old Vic this year," says Elton in a statement to the paper.

    By the way, Billy Elliot the Musical won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for best musical in 2005.

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