John Butler Trio Announces North American 2018 Tour Dates

first_imgJohn Butler Trio will return to North America when the band embarks on a 21-date tour later this year. The Australian rockers last visited this side of the world when they played their first North American tour in more than two years during the summer of 2017.John Butler Trio will kick off their outing on June 7th with a show at Crossroads KC in Kansas City. The group will then play a number of gigs out west and in Canada before swinging through parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the course of the next six weeks. Among those dates will be a stop at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 10th that will include support from Australian “one woman band” Tash Sultana. Fellow Australians Mama Kin Spender will also open for John Butler Trio for the duration of their North American tour.Jonh Butler Trio’s most recent album, Flesh & Blood, was released in early 2014. The band hasn’t revealed any details for their long-awaited seventh LP, but they have announced their plans to debut some songs from the forthcoming release when they tour Australia in March.Pre-sale tickets for John Butler Trio’s 2018 North American tour will be available on February 7th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 2nd.John Butler Trio North American Tour Datesall dates with special guest Mama Kin SpenderJune 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KCJune 8 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur AmphitheaterJune 9 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater*June 10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater^June 13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum TheaterJune 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van BurenJune 15 – West Hollywood, CA @ TroubadourJune 16 – San Diego, CA @ House of BluesJune 18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ GranadaJune 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The CrestJune 21 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal BallroomJune 22 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal BallroomJune 27 – Vancouver, Canada @The OrpheumJune 29 – Edmonton, Canada @ Winspear CentreJuly 3 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo TheatreJuly 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The PageantJuly 8 – Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJuly 11- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlJuly 12 – Albany, NY @ The EggJuly 13 – Portland, ME @ State TheatreJuly 14 – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Ballroom*John Butler Trio only^with special guest Tash Sultanalast_img read more

40 MLB players and staff test positive for COVID-19 in week: Report

first_imgIt was not clear how the coronavirus cases might impact MLB’s plans to play its games in teams’ home ballparks without fans.With spring training facilities closed, teams have been told to plan to conduct pre-season training in their home cities.An expected three-week preparation period would likely see opening day pushed to the week of July 27.The league said it wants the regular season to end by September 27 so an expanded playoffs can be completed by late October or early November. Negotiations had dragged on for weeks as MLB sought not only to prorate salaries based on the number of games played, but also to pay only a percentage of those salaries — something players said they would not accept.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred thought he’d gotten past that stumbling block on Wednesday after hammering out a potential “framework” for an agreement with union chief Tony Clark that paid full prorated salaries for a 60-game season.But the players countered, asking for 70 games.USA Today reported that Manfred emailed Clark on Sunday saying that the uptick in COVID-19 cases, and the resulting closure of spring training facilities in Florida and Arizona, meant that 70 games would not be possible and even 60 would be difficult. Major League Baseball saw 40 players and staff members test positive for COVID-19 in the past week, USA Today reported on Sunday as talks on how to get a 2020 season underway dragged on.The newspaper cited two sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, saying the coronavirus cases had ramped up the urgency of negotiations between owners and players on a framework for starting a season that was originally scheduled to begin in March.The MLB Players Association postponed a vote on Sunday on whether to accept or reject MLB’s proposal for a 60-game season with players receiving full prorated salaries.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Speedboat accident in Greece leaves two dead one injured

first_imgCollision between two boats resulted in the death of two people and one seriously injured near a popular resort in the southern Peloponnese region, Greek authorities say.According to the report, a speedboat driven by a 44-year-old man crashed into a small fishing boat off the coast off Argolida on Friday, resulting in the death of two men and the serious injury of a woman.Three people, who were siblings, were on-board the fishing-boat. The men were aged 60 and 70 respectively and the woman who was seriously injured and transferred to a hospital in Athens is also 60.Meanwhile, the speedboat was carrying 10 tourists from France, none of whom were injured, Kathimerini reported.The driver who has been subjected to toxicology examinations appeared voluntarily to the port authority of Porto Heli on Saturday, accompanied by his lawyer.Shipping and Island Policy Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis expressed his condolences over the death of the brothers on Friday evening, adding that safety in the sea is the government’s first priority following increased accident and speed violation numbers during the summer season. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more