Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces 2018 Fall Tour Dates

first_imgChris Robinson Brotherhood have announced 30+ headlining dates scheduled for this October and November. Currently in the middle of an extensive summer tour, the newly announced tour will take them across “Freak America” with two sets and three hours of music a night.Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s fall tour will kick off at Higher Ground in Burlington, followed by a handful of dates in the Northeast. Next, they’ll blanket the Midwest, making stops along the way at Majestic Theatre in Madison, First Avenue in Minneapolis and Delmar Music Hall in St. Louis. From there the tour heads to the Southeast, highlighted by shows at Variety Playhouse in Robinson’s former hometown of Atlanta, The Orange Peel in Asheville and two nights at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. They conclude the run back in the Northeast, including appearances at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, two nights at Ardmore Music Hall just outside of Philadelphia, and their first-ever performance at the new(ish) Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY.Additionally, new music from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is on the way. Barefoot In The Head, the band’s sixth full-length record, was recently completed at Brotherhood Arts Laboratory in Unicorn, CA and is set for a 2019 release. Plans are also being finalized for the 4th edition of the CRB live recording series ‘Betty’s Blends’ captured and produced by legendary recording engineer and Grateful Dead-archivist Betty Cantor-Jackson. Read Live For Live Music’s interview with Cantor-Jackson and Robinson about how CRB helped Betty rediscover her love for recording live music here.Check out the new dates below, followed by the full tour schedule for Chris Robinson Brotherhood 2018. For more information, or to grab tickets, head over to the band’s website.Chris Robinson Brotherhood New October-September DatesOctober 3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 5 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsOctober 7 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of HomerOctober 9 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde TheatreOctober 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 12 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 14 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music HallOctober 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar HallOctober 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker TheatreOctober 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls TheatreSeptember 1 – Tuolumne, CA – Strawberry Music FestivalSeptember 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music HallSeptember 7 – New Orleans, LA – Joy TheaterSeptember 8 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing CompanySeptember 9 – Oxford, MS – The LyricSeptember 13 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallSeptember 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music HallSeptember 15 – Austin, TX – Scoot InnSeptember 16 – Dallas, TX – Canton HallSeptember 18 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee TheatreSeptember 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of BluesNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView New Tour DatesComplete Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesJuly 24 – Providence, RI – Fete Music HallJuly 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone PonyJuly 27 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden LIJuly 28 – Beverly, MA – The CabotJuly 29 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance CenterJuly 31 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LiveAugust 2 – Richmond, VA – The NationalAugust 3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterAugust 4 – Maryville, TN – The Shed Smokehouse & Juke JointAugust 5 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century TheatreAugust 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National CentreAugust 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner HallAugust 10 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer GardenAugust 11 – Kitchener, ON – Kitchener Blues FestivalAugust 18 – Big Sky, MT – Moonlight MusicFestSeptember 21-22 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The FestivalOctober 3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 5 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsOctober 6 – Burlingham, NY – Catskills Wine & Food FestivalOctober 7 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of HomerOctober 9 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde TheatreOctober 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 12 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 14 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music HallOctober 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar HallOctober 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker TheatreOctober 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

IMF approves US$15.1 million disbursement to Haiti

first_img Tweet 7 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional IMF approves US$15.1 million disbursement to Haiti by: – March 22, 2012 Sharing is caring! Haitian map. WASHINGTON, USA — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the second and third reviews of Haiti’s performance under the extended credit facility (ECF) arrangement on March 19, 2012. Completion of the reviews will enable an immediate disbursement of SDR 9.83 million (about US$15.1 million), bringing total disbursements under the program to date to SDR 26.21 million (about US$40.3 million).Haiti’s ECF arrangement was approved on July 21, 2010, together with the full relief on the country’s outstanding debt to the Fund of about SDR 178 million (equivalent to US$274 million). The debt relief and IMF financing are part of a broad international strategy to support Haiti’s longer-term economic reconstruction plans, following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.Following the executive board discussion on Haiti, Naoyuki Shinohara, deputy managing director and acting chair, issued the following statement:“Haiti’s economy continues to recover. The sustained efforts of the authorities and the international community have helped rekindle growth, keep inflation at single digits levels, and strengthen the fiscal and external accounts. However, the reconstruction and the pace of implementation of structural reforms have generally been slower than anticipated, reflecting predominantly the protracted electoral process and the country’s limited administrative and absorptive capacity.“Significant challenges remain. Most Haitians live below the poverty line, and, two years after the earthquake, more than half a million people are still living in temporary shelters. Health and sanitary conditions remain poor. While favorable, the economic outlook remains subject to risks, including a weaker global economic environment and a deterioration in the domestic political and security situations. Pursuit of appropriate macroeconomic policies, acceleration of the reconstruction, and a steady implementation of structural reforms, as well as continuous engagement from the international community, will help support the recovery and lay the foundations for long-term sustainable development.“The government’s macroeconomic policy mix for 2012 remains appropriate. Higher government revenue and continued non-priority spending restraint will help create additional fiscal space to ramp up spending on poverty-related and other priority projects. Monetary policy remains geared toward containing inflation in single digits. Increased flexibility in the exchange rate will help manage capital inflows, absorb external shocks, and improve monetary policy effectiveness.“The structural reform agenda focuses on strengthening revenue administration; enhancing institutional capacity for better public investment implementation and monitoring; improving public financial management and economic governance; and strengthening the financial sector.”Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Bacolod City bats for stricter fireworks rules

first_imgBACOLOD City – The local governmentunit of this city is set to confine the use of pyrotechnics during holidays byenforcing stricter regulation to lessen the risk of firework-related injuries. Familiaran also said that Pineda istasked to coordinate with the Permits and Licensing and Treasurer’s Office. Pineda for his part said the city has alreadydesignatedselling area for firecracker, which include the back of Pope JohnPaul Tower, Rizal Avenue and Reclamation Area. Familiaran said he issued MemorandumOrder No. 160 pursuant to City Ordinance No. 511 Series of 2009 and RepublicAct (RA) 7183. “We make sure that all correspondingpermits and licenses for the sale pyrotechnics are duly applied with paid forin the amount of P1,500 for the special permit,” he explained. According to Familiaran, thismemorandum mandates the police to conduct inspections to make suremanufacturers, retailers, and users of fireworks comply with all regulationsand laws, including RA 7183 or AnAct Regulating the Sale, Manufacture, and Use of Firecrackers and otherPyrotechnic Devices. “Pineda should coordinate with theBacolod City Police Office and Bureau of Fire Protection to ensure the properimplementation and regulation of security and safety of the area,” he said. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran on Wednesdayenjoined Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, head of Task Force Paputok 2019,to coordinate with concerned agencies to strictly enforce laws and regulationson the sale, manufacture and distribution of firecrackers and pyrotechnicdevices. He added that village heads will betasked to identify their prescribed and designated areas for use offirecrackers and firework zone in their locality./PNlast_img read more

Abandon the NFL? Partners don’t, even during a pandemic

first_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 07:48 IST Abandon The NFL? Partners Don’t, Even During A Pandemic As 67 players opted out of the NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic, corporate partners, sponsors and advertisers did the opposite First Published: 2nd September, 2020 07:48 IST Written By As 67 players opted out of the NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic, corporate partners, sponsors and advertisers did the opposite.They stood pat.The league even added two major companies: Subway and Invisalign.The truth is that not even COVID-19 has scared away the folks who, frankly, desperately need pro football to get their sales pitches and promotions across to more than 187 million Americans who call themselves NFL fans.So they have stuck around, which shouldn’t be surprising.“The NFL just wrote new business with Subway, which is very unusual during the pandemic,” says Marc Ganis, co-founder of Chicago-based consulting group Sportscorp and a confidant of many NFL owners.”Delivery service companies are gearing up for a load of business. People will order in a lot more now, so they are expecting a big blowout on the sponsorship side with the NFL back.“Procter & Gamble and cleaning services, too.”Across the board, though, the NFL has not had to deal with defections. Potential alterations in contracts, yes. But departures? Not really.“We have not had those conversations (of companies departing),” says Tracie Rodburg, NFL Senior vice president of sponsorship. “But we’ve had real conversations about the messaging and how we come out together. We have been so close with our partners since March when this first started affecting everybody, and they are nonstop. Making sure we are providing them the right information so they can make the right decision for their business.”Those decisions, naturally, have become more difficult to make during a pandemic that likely will last through the entire NFL schedule and playoffs.”Corporate sponsors are doing risk assessments, understanding what the contracts are requiring,” says Mark Reino, CEO of Merit Mile, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based advertising, PR and sports marketing agency. “Are there out clauses, termination clauses, acts of God clauses that can enable them to perhaps exit these agreements?”Reino points to the possibility of college football partners turning to the NFL with the Big Ten and Pac-12 having canceled their fall seasons and other conferences trimming theirs.“A lot of those conversations are being held now,” he says. “The decisions are not close to being made. What is happening in the overall sponsors/advertising landscape is a lot of information gathering. They have to leave at least 25% of that intake open as a result of the pandemic.”So the NFL could find new or stronger revenue flows as companies involved with college football head to the pros for more attention and impact.They also might have benefited from timing.“As you know we’ve been laser-focused on starting the season and that gives them the hope to plan, and we have been planning with them,” Rodburg says of the league’s corporate partners. “There are those partners of ours that have been experiencing what the other leagues have been, or the NCAA, and who were unable to finish their promotions. When it comes to us, they’re certainly thinking about the environment we are in while making decisions for their brand. They say, “We are all-in on the NFL.”Rodburg points to some partners who have used their expertise to help the NFL keep things going heading toward the regular season.“Take Oakley,” she says. ”They step up to create a new product, the face shield for players. Lowe’s has a concierge service for our clubs, and not just (providing) PPEs but partitions to build up offices for our teams.”P&G has a wealth of products we haven’t tapped into before but now can. We have been using Visa to get to contacts and our cashless lists with our partners. They have been helping our clubs implement this.”Then there are our sideline partners working hand in hand with our health and safety — making sure everything on that field is set up to play the game safely. How to clean the Microsoft Surface tablets and Bose headsets, for example. Making sure we are not sharing the Gatorade bottles. We’ve worked with them for storage systems — we’re calling them troughs and trees. Everyone will have a personalized bottle so there is no sharing.“We partner with all of them from a marketing standpoint, but to really step in with them on the expertise side, have those experts to help our teams, that took so much time off the adjustments we’ve needed to make.”As we get deeper into the NFL season — if the coronavirus doesn’t cause major delays or a shutdown — we also will get deeper into the calendar. And holiday shopping.Again, the NFL appears well positioned because, well, it’s on top of the popularity mountain. But there could be a different scenario to all that shopping.“The parties who will be hurt are the retail stores,” Ganis notes. “Consumers are comfortable with buying online anyway, and Fanatics has become the gold standard for online licensed retailing — and they are exceptional at it. It’s seamless, and that’s necessary now.”Think about at the holiday time, people still could be reluctant to go to retail stores or might not be allowed to. They would not want to be among Christmas crowds. Mainly apparel and house goods buyers have gotten over feeling the product in their hands. They are fine with online.”Image credits: AP center_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more