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Blabbermouth has confirmed that Journey and Def Leppard will undertake a massive 58-city tour, taking in both arenas and stadiums. Opening night will be on May 21st at Hartford, Connecticut’s XL Center, with the tour stretching through October 6th in Los Angeles at The Forum. Journey co-founder Neal Schon was quoted saying “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!” Bandmate Jonathan Cain added: “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”

Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said: “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive. This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”

The Eagles have settled their lawsuit against Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur, Mexico, which had been going under the name “Hotel California.” The owners of the hotel, John and Debbie Stewart, have withdrawn their application for a U.S. trademark. The Todos Santos hotel sits about 1,000 miles south of San Diego. (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Back in May, Reuters reported, “a complaint filed (by) the Eagles said owners of the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur ‘actively encourage’ guests to believe the hotel is associated with the band, in order to sell t-shirts and other merchandise, and make guests feel welcome. The Eagles also noted that the defendant Hotel California Baja LLC has applied with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the Hotel California name.”

According to the report, the Todos Santos hotel was actually named Hotel California upon its opening in 1950 — 26 years before Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Don Felder wrote the Eagles classic. Over the years, the hotel has gone through several name changes, but reverted back to its original name in 2001.

U2 are sure to push a few buttons with the band’s new animated video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way” from their latest album, Songs Of Experience. According to Rolling Stone: “The imagery in the video alternates between images of anguish — a woman crying, a skull enveloped by flames — and direct political references: Ku Klux Klan members march across the screen, torches in hand, while President Trump looks on from the Oval Office. In the background, U2 pair a call to action with shiny, arena-ready post-punk. ‘Fight back,’ Bono instructs. ‘Don’t take it lyin’ down, you got to bite back.'”

U2 kicks off its “Experience + Innocence” tour on May 2nd at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center.

Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn has announced his initial 2018 solo tour dates. McGuinn’s shows span the decades and feature the ’60s icon spinning yarns and talking candidly about his legendary friendships and the stories behind the Byrds’ greatest hits.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Roger McGuinn tour dates (subject to change):
March 14 – Delray Beach, FL – Crest Theatre, Delray Beach Center for the Arts
March 16 – Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
April 21 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
April 24, 25 – West Long Branch, NJ – Monmouth University
April 28 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center

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