Roger Waters Details ‘The Wall’ World Tour Plans

Roger Waters Details ‘The Wall’ World Tour Plans

Roger Waters hopes to put a global spin on Pink Floyd‘s "The Wall" when he tours to celebrate the multi-platinum conceptual work’s 30th anniversary beginning this fall in North America.

"I started to think that maybe there is something in the story of ‘The Wall,’ which is about this one guy…that could be seen as an allegory for the way nations behave towards one another, or religions behave towards one another," Waters, who last toured to play "The Dark Side of the Moon" in 2007-08, tells Billboard.com. "In other words, could the piece be developed to describe a broader, more universal condition than we did in 1980 and I did in 1990 in Berlin?

"So I started to think about it more and more, and I suddenly had a few more ideas and I thought, ‘Maybe if we did this with this song and that with that song, we could achieve that.’ And so I started jotting a few things down on paper, and eventually I said, ‘Y’know what? I’m gonna do this…’ "

Waters and his band begin "The Wall" tour on Sept. 15 in Toronto. The show, which has only been performed 31 times before, will play 36 dates in North America — including two-night stands in Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles

Platinum-selling comedian Jeff Dunham to tour SA in September!

Platinum-selling comedian Jeff Dunham to tour SA in September!

Jeff Dunham, best known for his ventriloquist character `Achmed the Dead Terrorist` has won over millions of fans with characters that are politically incorrect, insulting, and downright hilarious. Witness why Jeff Dunham is the top-grossing stand up act in North America, when he tours South Africa in September.

TOUR DATES

Saturday 18th September – Sun City Superbowl

Thursday 23rd September – CarnivalCity, Johannesburg

Friday 24th September – Grand West Casino, Cape Town

PRESS RELEASE

Jeff Dunham is known around the world for the YouTube-hit “Achmed the dead terrorist” (over 200 million views on YouTube)

Jeff Dunham is one of the funniest partners in show business. He has amassed legions of loyal fans throughout the United States and abroad with thousands of sold-out theater and comedy club performances, countless television guest spots – including numerous Tonight Show appearances with both Leno and Carson– and with two top-rated specials on Comedy Central.

He continues to win great accolades and success for one simple reason: He and his buddies are funny as hell. Oh, and by the way… Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist.

Dunham’s comedic skill, impeccable technique, and sleight of hand make him a master of his craft. In fact, audiences often forget there is a person behind the puppets. “What makes this performer the best at what he does is the believability factor,” one reviewer wrote. “Dunham’s characters have more personality than a lot of people I know.” Dunham was also voted “Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic”’ at the American Comedy Awards, an honour shared with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy, and Robin Williams.

Sony Music is the official supplier in South Africa of Jeff’s two recently released platinum-selling DVDs: “Spark of Insanity” and “Very Special Christmas Special”. And as an added bonus, Sony Music has also released a Limited Edition Boxset that contains both DVDs. This boxset will only be available while stocks last!

The next two games will define the remainder of the season for Tottenham

The next two games will define the remainder of the season for my Tottenham side.

First up on Sunday will be a Portsmouth team that have risen above their poor League form to prove themselves a revelation in the FA Cup.

After that, Arsenal are up next at White Hart Lane on Wednesday.

Portsmouth, in particular, will be tough. A lot of our players will have mixed ­feelings about playing them again because of the divided loyalties and the situation the club is in.

I have to say that I, too, wouldn’t be human if I didn’t still have feelings for Pompey.

I was sold by them because of the perilous financial situation that the club was in. I had no choice in the matter.

Yet you wouldn’t believe the number of abusive phone calls and messages I got from Portsmouth fans angry at the way they thought I was treating them. Some of them very, very nasty indeed.

I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it – not only because of the things that they were saying but also the fact they had animosity towards me over a situation that wasn’t of my making.

The truth was that my departure from FrattonPark wasn’t up to me. Pompey had to cash in on me.

Subsequent events have borne that out, with virtually the whole of the team that lifted the FA Cup two years ago now at other clubs.

The chairman at the time, Peter Storrie, has since admitted that. But that didn’t stop people getting hold of my mobile phone number and bombarding me with angry calls.

They just didn’t – or wouldn’t – ­understand and I had to change my number quite a few times because they just wouldn’t let up.

I’d like to think that was the feeling of only a minority of their supporters but the number who felt that way appeared to be more than that and it’s a shame. Surely they will have seen the way Pompey sold off anything they could get a good price for and realised what was going on.

In the short time I was there I’d like to think I did a good job for them and, to be fair, while I was at the club they treated me really well.

I remember scoring on my debut against Chelsea and then achieving the record of becoming the first Portsmouth player to score in his first five home games.

They were great times. Every weekend the ground was packed, FrattonPark was such a difficult place to go and we were pulling off great results.

I just hope our ­relationship can improve because all of the players that left did so in order to help the club. So to get abuse of the kind that I had to take was not nice.

People think footballers don’t care about the way that they are perceived, but they do – just like anyone else.

I hope Pompey do come back up to the Premier League because they are a good club with great support.

As people can see, the players there are still fighting for the cause even though the points deduction means they have no chance of staying up.

It is that hunger and determination which will hopefully see them bounce back from the Championship at the first time of asking.

I’ll say now that if I score on Sunday I will celebrate.

Not because I want to have a pop at my old club but more because I want to write my name into Tottenham history.

I love the club and everything about it. Tottenham Hotspur has a great Cup tradition and I want to be part of it, up alongside some of the great names including Jimmy Greaves, Gazza, Gary Lineker and Gary Mabbutt.

Not only that, I have had such bad luck in cup ­competitions over the last two years. Last year when Spurs got to the Carling Cup final I broke my foot and couldn’t play. I scored in the semi-final but then did my metatarsal which ruled me out.

And two years ago I was cup-tied as Pompey made it all the way to Wembley and lifted the FA Cup. Even in the last round this year, after champing at the bit to play, I got a hamstring injury.

So if I am given a chance on Sunday, you can be sure that I am going to grab it with both hands.

Usher’s Newest Album “Raymond v Raymond” Bows At No. 1

Usher’s Newest Album “Raymond v Raymond” Bows At No. 1

No. 1 Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop and Digital Album In The U.S.

New York, NY – Five-time Grammy-winning artist Usher is back on top of the charts with his newest album Raymond v Raymond (LaFace/JIVE Label Group).

This week Usher’s sixth studio offering is the No. 1 album in the U.S. Raymond v Raymond is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and the Top Digital Albums chart. The album marks the Atlanta-based singer’s third No. 1 debut on the Top 200 Albums chart and his fourth No. 1 debut on the R&B Albums chart. Additionally, fans are positively responding to burgeoning pop hit “OMG” featuring will.i.am. Within just one week of being available, “OMG” already ranks in the Top 10 on the Digital Singles chart.

Raymond v Raymond is also dominating international charts as the album impressively debuts in the Top 10 in Canada, Holland, Australia, Germany, Spain and Italy. The album is slated be released in the U.K. later this month, however, “OMG,” has hit No. 2 on the U.K. iTunes chart and No. 8 on the national singles chart within two weeks of its release.

The album comes as the megastar singer tops U.S. video networks and radio airwaves with over 100 million in audience with four top chart-topping singles including “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home),”(← Click on links to stream →) “Lil Freak,” a duet with Nicki Minaj, “There Goes My Baby” and “OMG” featuring will.i.am.

In addition to the strong sales and promotional support, critics have embraced Raymond v Raymond: The Boston Herald describes the set as, “diverse and satisfying;” The Los Angeles Times asserts that Usher is “back in action,” rating the album 3 out of 4 stars; and The Washington Postsimply declares“…everybody loves Raymond..”.

Following several high profile performances including Good Morning America and American Idol, Usher continues to promote the album and is slated to travel to Europe mid-April.

Creating a FREE Web Presence for your business

Join us for a Half Day Workshop on

Creating a FREE Web Presence for your business

TO BOOK CONTACT

sammi@webmarketer.co.za

limited space available

14 April 2010

10am – 2pm (refreshments and finger lunch included)

The Viper Lounge, Sea Breeze Centre, Table View

R500 per person – bring your own laptop, but not essential

Workshop Presenter:
Brian Currin, New Media Marketing Consultant
http://briancurrin.com

Embracing New Media Tools for maximum exposure.

Tips and Techniques for setting up:

  • WordPress Blog
  • Twitter Profile
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Gmail Account

Delegates will leave the workshop with the skills to start promoting themselves and their businesses online.

10 Things Radio Should Know About “Not Myself Tonight”

10 Things Radio Should Know About

“Not Myself Tonight”

  1. #1 Most Added at Australian Radio in it’s first week (with 2x as many adds as the #2 most added slot)!
  1. Premiered on Z100. Over 100 stations in the US added it in one week!
  1. Immediately added at Capital radio in the UK!
  1. Went into Power Rotation immediately at Holland’s biggest commercial station, Radio 538!
  1. Really shook things up in France! NRJ in France moved their programming around to play the single 3x on the first day of servicing and featured it on the homepage of NRJ.com (2 million/mo.)!
  1. Premiered on NRJ in Sweden and their main CHR station, The Voice, is making it “Single of The Week”!
  1. Entered the Austrian Airplay Chart at #96, after ONLY one day at radio!
  1. Entered Power Rotation on Russia’s #1 radio network, Europa, audience of 10 million.
  1. Huge online buzz! Traffic to Christina’s official site, christinaaguilera.com, jumped over 170% on March 31st! The single premiered to over 127K unique users in the first 24 hours alone!
  1. 70% of traffic to her website coming from outside the US!

If that’s not enough…

  1. “Not Myself Tonight” was co-written by Ester Dean (also co-wrote Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”) and produced by Polow Da Don (Usher “Lil’ Freak”, Fergie “Glamorous”).

Africori are proud to announce that they have joined forces with the V&A Waterfront World Media and Legacy

AFRICORI OFFICIAL PARTNERS TO THE V&A WATERFRONT WORLD MEDIA AND LEGACY CENTRE.

Cape Town(April 6, 2010) Africori are proud to announce that they have joined forces with the V&A Waterfront World Media and Legacy centre to provide a service whereby media and business personnel who are visiting South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup have direct and easy access to pre-cleared music from around Africa.

The V&A Waterfront World Media and Legacy centre provides a range of turn-key solutions designed to meet media needs and deadlines. Among these solutions is Africori’s catalogue of pre-cleared original music consisting of thousands of songs from the African continent. Media and Business visitors to Cape Town will be able to find and license suitable, pre-cleared music using the Africori web platform.. Africori’s advanced search engine will ensure that users will find the music they need and license the rights complication free.

“Licensing music from around Africa is never an easy task. With so many rights holders and access of information not always straightforward, music users such as TV & Film producers, advertising agencies can now instantly search and license music from the continent using the Africori platform. Most importantly I believe users will be astounded by the quality and wide variety of music the African continent today has to offer”.– Yoel Kenan. CEO and Founder of Africori.

“Without African music, the “Sights and Sounds of Africa” become just sights. We believe that every edited highlight and report from South Africa during 2010 and beyond can benefit from a unique, authentic African beat. Our partnership with Africori is therefore integral to the offering of the entire V&A Waterfront Media & Legacy Centre and we are delighted to be working with them.” – Martin Cuff, Project Director V&A Waterfront World Media and Legacy Centre

About Africori:

Africori is the first business-to-business synch licensing platform for African music connecting independent artists based in Africa with advertising agencies, film/TV producers, music supervisors and any businesses anywhere in the world that need to license music for their films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials or video games. The site was launched in February with a vast collection of music from all over the continent. Africori is not genre specific but rather looks for songs of good recording quality and all music rights are pre-cleared.

About the V&A Waterfront World Media and Legacy Centre:

Whether you are a broadcaster or blogger, photographer or publisher, the V&A Waterfront World Media & Legacy Centre offers a range of turn-key solutions designed to meet your specific needs and your deadlines. Based in the safety and comfort of the world-class V&A Waterfront precinct, but within a ridiculously short stroll from the Cape Town Stadium, the V&A’s Media Centre includes hot desks with high speed internet access, desk-top editing facilities, camera, lighting and equipment hire, libraries of rights-cleared music, photography and HD video footage, production services from live studio broadcasts to roving news teams to single photo-journalists on the hunt for a unique story, studio space and camera positions through the Waterfront and beyond, and a consumables store that sells everything from batteries to flash discs, and tape stock to notepads and pens.. For more info visit: www.waterfrontmediacentre.co.za

Minister in urgent talks on lack of SA artists for 2010 concert

From Music Exchange

“This is an example of the power of conversation which arose in a forum at last week’s Music Exchange. and was initially reported on by Mail & Guardian. We will continue to full support South African musicians in their endevours to gain global recognition!”

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