NEWS APRIL 2018

 

-MONDAY 30 APRIL

[NEWS] Bonnie Raitt Cancels Tour with James Taylor Due To Health Issues, Sheryl Crow To Replace

More info here: https://tinyurl.com/jtbrsc

 

 

-SATURDAY 28 APRIL

[VIDEO] HSN | Sheryl Crow Fashions 1st Anniversary - 27.04.2018

 

 

 

 

 

-FRIDAY 27 APRIL

[VIDEO] HSN | Sheryl Crow Fashions 1st Anniversary - 26.04.2018

 

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-WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL

[2018 TOUR] Sheryl Crow will perform at Mission Hill Winery in July

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is set to announce the lineup for their 2018 summer concert series on Monday, but before that they have a little treat for members.

The winery will welcome music icon Sheryl Crow for a special performance on Friday, July 20, an exclusive shot for Mission Hill's privilege members.

The event will include a reception in the outdoor courtyard with food and wine pairings curated by the winery’s sommelier team.

The concert will follow the reception in Mission Hill’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre, overlooking Okanagan Lake (British Columbia, Canada).



You can find out more about a Mission Hill membership through their website, but the chance to see Sheryl Crow isn’t the only benefit. Along with private tours and tastings, wine shipments and special access to certain events, members also get first crack at tickets to the winery’s annual summer concert series.

SOURCE: vernonnow.com

 

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-WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL

[PIX] HSN: Spring Line 2018 Preview

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Sheryl will reveal her latest collection tomorrow on SC Facebook page at 7:45PM ET, and Friday 27 on HSN at 9pm ET, so make sure you tune in!

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-TUESDAY 24 APRIL

[LIVE PIX] Hearst Television private event

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Hearst Television Private Event
Camp Verde, Texas (USA)
Friday, 20 April 2018

 

 

-SUNDAY 22 APRIL

[LIVE PIX+REVIEW] 5th Annual Light Up The Blues Concert

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21 PHOTOS + VIDEOS

5th Annual Light Up The Blues Concert - An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks
Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California (USA)
Saturday, 21 April 2018

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“Everyday is a Winding Road” with Stephen Stills, Chris Stills and The Heartbreakers. VIDEO CREDIT: Larry Gross

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REVIEWS

FORBES Magazine
By Steve Baltin
[...] "But also before intermission songwriting legend Burt Bacharach and Sheryl Crow teamed up for the first ever live performance of the heartwarming ballad, “Dancing With Your Shadows,” from the film A Boy Called Po. Bacharach and Crow is also a massive moment. That was followed by Crow and Stephen Stills’ killing it on two songs, “Long Way Back,” highlighted by an insane guitar duel from Stills and Campbell, and a powerful extended jam on “Everyday Is A Winding Road.” [...]

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Neil Young Jams With Stephen Stills, the Heartbreakers At Autism Benefit

Light Up The Blues concert also featured Sheryl Crow, Burt Bacharach, Jack Black and surprise guests Patti Smith and Beck

Review by Andy Greene
Rolling Stone magazine

Midway through his mini-set at the Light Up The Blues benefit concert for Autism Speaks, Neil Young stood up from the piano where he’d just finished a haunting rendition of the After The Goldrush chestnut "Birds" and told the crowd that he wanted to bring his "brother" onto the stage. He wasn’t talking about his actual brother Bob, but rather a guy he met at a Toronto coffee shop back in 1965 and worked with off-and-on for the last 50-plus years: Stephen Stills.

It’s been a bumpy journey for the two of them over all that time, especially since Young has a nasty habit of walking away from their collaborative projects just when they start to get really interesting. But even though Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young seem to have finally broken up for good and Buffalo Springfield and the Stills-Young Band are little more than hazy memories from the distant past, they still have an explosive onstage chemistry and a true love for one another that was apparent from the opening notes of "Long May You Run" and continued through the Springfield classics "For What It's Worth" and "Mr. Soul." It was a joy to see that spark in person.

The all-too-brief set – which concluded when Patti Smith came out to join them for "People Have The Power" – was one of the many highlights of the fifth Light Up The Blues concert, which was put together by Stills and his wife Kristen to help people with autism, including their college-age son Henry. "With the help of steadfast friends and concerned professionals that shared our our determination," Stephen Stills told the capacity crowd at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, "Kristen and I battled through conflicting diagnoses, emerging information and trial-and-error and were able to find a path that lead our boy to a far better way of life and now he’s in college."

As always, Jack Black emceed the show, though Sarah Silverman, Christina Applegate and many others were also on hand to introduce the various performers. First up was Judy Collins, who is about to kick off another leg of her co-headlining tour with Stills. They performed "Handle With Care" by the Traveling Wilburys with Collins before she took the spotlight herself for "Both Sides Now." She was followed by Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone of the Heartbreakers, who haven't played together since Tom Petty's death last October.

Nobody on the stage said the name "Tom Petty" or even "Heartbreakers," but when they launched into “I Won't Back Down” with Stills on lead vocals the emotion in the room was high. The Hearbreakers haven't begun to chart a forward course without their leader and Mike Campbell did just sign on to play Lindsey Buckingham’s parts on the next Fleetwood Mac tour, but at least they’ve now taken their first steps towards finding a way to keep the Petty catalog alive.

Patti Smith wasn't initially on the bill for Light Up The Blues, so many in the audience were shocked and delighted when she came on and played "Because The Night" with Campbell and the house band. Stephen’s son Christopher broke out his original tune "Feels Like A Revolution" and then brought out Jack Black for a crowd sing-along rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," with the comedian doing his best to sing the complex instrumental parts in a scene that felt like an outtake from School of Rock.

With his 90th birthday less than a month away, Burt Bacharach doesn't play much in public these days. But he had a daughter with autism and the event is clearly very close to his heart. He accompanied Sheryl Crow on the piano, performing "Dancing With Your Shadow" from the soundtrack to A Boy Called Po, looking about as spry as one can at 89. When he left the stage, the house band returned to back Crow on her new song "Long Way Back" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road."

During intermission, Jack Black auctioned off three guitars signed all of the evening's performers for $100,000, counting $25,000 he tossed in himself. Beck was one of the names, which somewhat ruined his surprise entrance near the start of the second set. He delivered a gorgeous "Guess I'm Doing Fine" and then got everyone out of their seats for a wild "Where It's At." The man hasn't shared many bills with Burt Bacharach and Judy Collins, but that's the magic of shows like Light Up The Blues.

Neil Young was easily the most anticipated performer of the night, especially since he hasn't played live since his homecoming show in Omemee, Ontario over four months ago. He began with a strange, tentative rendition of "Sugar Mountain" where he moved back and forth between the guitar and piano. The song has been a regularly part of his repertoire going back to the 1960s, but he's never quite done it like that before. He followed it with the "I Am a Child" from his Buffalo Springfield days, but his back was to the crowd through some of it and his vocals were a little soft and hesitant.

Things straightened out considerably with an unexpected “Birds” on the piano and "Mother Earth" on the pump organ, and by the time Stills joined him for their mini-set he was showing not even a tiny spot of rust. "People Have The Power" has closed out countless benefit shows in the past, but when it wrapped a piano was wheeled onto the stage and Bacharach shuffled out and sat behind him. Everyone else from the evening followed and together they sang "What The World Needs Now Is Love." It was the perfect message of hope and resilience to send the audience home with, though before he left Stills already told the crowd he'd see them next year.

SOURCE: Rolling Stone megazine

 

Neil Young
Sugar Mountain
I Am A Child
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Long May You Run (with Stephen Stills)
For What Its Worth (with Stephen Stills)
Mr Soul (with Stephen Stills)
People Have The Power (with Patti Smith)

Patti Smith
Because The Night

Stephen Stills
I Won’t Back Down (with The Heartbreakers)
Handle With Care (with Judy Collins)
What The World Needs Now Is Love (with Burt Bacharach and Neil Young)

Burt Bacharach
Dancing With Your Shadow (with Sheryl Crow)
What The World Needs Now Is Love

Beck
Guess I’m Doing Fine
Where Its At/One Foot In The Grave

Judy Collins
Both Sides Now

Sheryl Crow
Long Way Back
Everyday Is A Winding Road

Stephen Stills and The Heartbreakers – I Won’t Back Down

 

 

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-MONDAY 16 APRIL

[TOUR] Just announced: Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville

http://bourbonandbeyond.com

Tickets available from Friday, April 20 @ https://bourbon.frontgatetickets.com

 

 

-SUNDAY 15 APRIL

[NEWS] Sheryl makes "Business.org" List of Most Inspirational Women in 2018

The latest report from Business.org explores the most influential and inspirational around the world. The list is impressive. It includes 70 women worldwide, including one born in each of the U.S. states, who are challenging the status quo and inspiring change. Not too suprising, the "Show Me State" (aka Missouri) is represented by our lovely Ms. Crow!

CONGRATS, SHERYL!

For more details go to :
www.business.org/business/startup/most-inspirational-women-leaders

Sheryl's reaction to the Business.org list :-)

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-SATURDAY 14 APRIL

[MAGAZINE] Rhythm magazine - May 2018 issue

 

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-FRIDAY 13 APRIL

[LIVE PIX] Wellington, New Zealand

11 PHOTOS

Make Rock Great Again Tour with Melissa Etheridge
TSB Bank Arena
Wellington, New Zealand
Thursday, 12 April 2018

 

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-WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL

[PIX] Sheryl and Melissa greeted by Maori people in Wellington

WELCOME TO AOTEROA!

Maori people representatives have greeted Sheryl, Melissa, Wyatt and Levi with a spectacular haka during their arrive in Wellington Airport.  

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-WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL

[NEWS] Sheryl to perform at Bonnaroo Superjam

Bonnaroo's Superjams are always star-studded dance parties, but this year's rendition, entitled Into The Great Wide Open, will act as both a celebration and a tribute to rock icon Tom Petty.

The Superjam house band will be led by My Morning Jacket's Patrick Hallahan and Tom Blankenship as well as Pat Sansone (Wilco), Craig Pfunder (VHS or Beta), Mark Heideger (Vandaveer), Daniel Creamer (The Texas Gentlemen) and The Watson Twins.

A laundry list of special guests includes singer extraordinaire Sheryl Crow, Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant, Amelia Meath of Sylban Esso, David Shaw of The Revivalists, Moon Taxi, Vanessa Carlton, Langhorne Slim and many more.

Petty headlined Bonnaroo in 2006 and 2013, and since his Oct. 2, 2017 passing there have been countless tributes to his genius. Surely the Bonnaroo Superjam will give musicians and music fans alike the chance to celebrate his legacy en masse.

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is June 7-10 in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets are on sale now only at Bonnaroo.com.

For a full list of announced performers at the Into The Great Wide Open Superjam see below:

Into The Great Wide Open Superjam

House Band:
Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket)
Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket)
Pat Sansone (Wilco)
Craig Pfunder (VHS or Beta)
Mark Heideger (Vandaveer)
Daniel Creamer (The Texas Gentlemen)
The Watson Twins.

Special Guests:
Sheryl Crow
Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant)
Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso)
David Shaw (The Revivalists)
Moon Taxi
Vanessa Carlton
Langhorne Slim
Japanese Breakfast
Frenship
Rayland Baxter
Bucky Baxter
Durand Jones & The Indications
Larkin Poe
The Wild Feathers
Jalen N'Gonda
More TBA

SOURCE: Relix

 

 

-WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL

[CANDIDS] Adelaide Airport - 4 April

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-WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL

[LIVE PIX] Hamilton, NZ

8 PHOTOS + 1 VIDEO

Make Rock Great Again Tour with Melissa Etheridge
Claudelands Arena
Hamilton, New Zealand
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

 

-WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL

[PIX] Day Off in Auckland, NZ

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-TUESDAY 10 APRIL

[LIVE PIX REVIEW] Auckland, New Zealand

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22 PHOTOS

Make Rock Great Again Tour with Melissa Etheridge
The Trusts Arena
Auckland, New Zealand
Monday, 9 April 2018

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REVIEW #1
By Sarah Kidd
ambientlightblog.com

Taking to the stage first with a full six piece band and a pair of black and silver striped pants that she must surely have been sewn into, Sheryl Crow shone with the radiance of a diamond from the moment she stepped up to the microphone. Commencing her set with one of her most recognisable tracks ‘Every Day Is A Winding Road’ (the original 1996 recorded version featuring backing vocals from our very own Neil Finn) Crow immediately stamped her name on the room, her voice sounding just as good (if not better!) than it always has.

“Auckland, New Zealand – what the heck! It’s been such a long time!” Crow beamed a smile at the audience as her gorgeous Missouri accent melted like butter in our ears. Promising to play both the old and some new, Crow and her accompanying band wasted no time in kicking straight into ‘A Change Will Do You Good’ the wonderfully rhythmical nature of the song seeing the fully seated audience nod both their heads and tap their toes simultaneously while a few braver fans attempted to dance in the isle before the rather overly dutiful security guards moved them firmly back in front of their chairs. Taking to the mic once again Crow – who certainly does not look her fifty-six years – enquired of the audience, “Is there anyone here as old as me?” Laughing as several hands shot up into the air, she continued on to point out that while the wonderful stage lights washed out any lines on her face, they were indeed there, but she liked them; to her they represented all of the trauma she had gone through and come out the other side of, the fairer sex present in the arena tonight cheering widely at her self-empowering sentiments.

Certainly Crow almost did appear ageless on stage, both her vocals and energy levels having lost nothing over the last twenty years; a fact that was even more impressive when she was joined on stage briefly by her youngest “guitar techs”, her sons Wyatt and Levi. Speaking of how as a family they spent the previous day on Waiheke Island, Crow went on to compliment New Zealand by stating that she brought her children with her to “show them what life should be like” our love for the environment something that she greatly admires. Of course like any currently touring American musician, Trump was mentioned, but only briefly as she humorously collapsed on the floor stating it was due to the relief of not having to hear about him every day when she travels to our side of the world.

Indeed New Zealand and its inhabitants hold a treasured place in her heart, Crow having first toured with Crowded House when beginning her career, her nod to this fact not only in her conversations with the audience but in the form of the title line from ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ being lovingly placed into the ending of ‘Can’t Cry Anymore’. One thing that was clearly evident throughout the night is that Crow knows how to connect with her audience, from the casual colloquy down to the personal interaction with star struck individuals, Crow and co made an arena sized show feel far more like an intimate setting, drawing the audience into their world; it was as if watching some old friends have a jam session, the relationship between Crow and her band mates one of ease. Flanked by both Audley Freed of the bands Cry of Love, The Black Crowes and Trigger Happy and the wonderful Peter Stroud, Crows bandmaster and long-time friend, the musicality of her songs was taken to another level. From her stunning cover of the Cat Stevens classic ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’ to the funky bass undertones of ‘Halfway There’ from her latest album Be Myself Crow captivated the audience and brought a luminosity to the room. This light that radiated from within only intensified as she moved into the finale of her set, timeless tracks such as ‘If It Makes You Happy’ and ‘Soak Up the Sun’ seeing handfuls of fans abandon their seats and join her in song.

“Auckland, I love you. You are lovely and beautiful” Crow once again told the audience before going on to thank Melissa Etheridge for inviting her on tour; an anticipated duet was of course delivered, Etheridge joining Crow on stage for a cover of The Allman Brothers track ‘Midnight Rider’ their voices harmonizing extremely well; the perfect balance between light and dark.

Sadly Sheryl Crow’s fans were not given the chance to call for an encore as both the house lights and music came up the second the last band member had left the stage.

 

REVIEW #2
By www.13thfloor.co.nz

The curtained off arena was just over half full as Crow’s six-piece band took over the stage. Then Crow herself strutted out sparkling in sequins with a guitar slung over her back and her country-pop style was right at home out west.

After opening proceedings with a pumping extended jam of Everyday is a Winding Road, Crow yelled out, “It’s been way too long!” Ten years in fact, which is crazy considering her Kiwi connections.

One of her most “glorious moments” was her first real tour supporting Crowded House. Her fondness for mate Neil and the band was evident during Can’t Cry Anymorewhere she briefly broke into Don’t Dream it’s Over.

The similarly-aged audience appreciated her genuine concert chat, hoots of approval as Crow said she loved the lines on her face, “that represent all the different traumas I’ve gone through, and come out the other side.” Before playing the smash hit that launched her career All I Wanna Do.

And fun was surely had as she pumped out the hits from Tuesday Night Music Club and her self-titled follow-up. There was a beautiful cover of Cat Stevens’s The First Cut is the Deepestand the cutest touch when her two adopted boys brought out a guitar.

She loved getting away from news about Trump – who got a roasting from both lefty musicians – saying it could only get better. Otherwise she was seriously thinking about “getting a real estate agent.”

It wasn’t just banter she was nailing either, there was some serious musicianship on display as Crow played guitar, keyboard and even cranked out the harmonica for The Best of Times. A honkytonk blast that showed off some serious skill.

Then the crowd were up on their feet for a giant sing-along to If it Makes You Happy, but the biggest roar came for Melissa Etheridge as she came out and joined Crow for a cover of The Allman Brothers Band Midnight Rider. The fans flocked to the stage and were treated to some duelling women of rock having way too much fun for a Monday night.

 

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SET LIST

Everyday Is a Winding Road

A Change Would Do You Good

All I Wanna Do

My Favorite Mistake

Can't Cry Anymore

The First Cut Is the Deepest

Halfway There

There Goes the Neighborhood

Strong Enough

Best of Times

If It Makes You Happy

Soak Up the Sun

Midnight Rider

 

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-SUNDAY 8 APRIL

[LIVE REVIEW] Adelaide, Australia (#2)

 

 

-SUNDAY 8 APRIL

[LIVE PIX+REVIEW] Sydney, Australia

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24 PHOTOS + 2 VIDEOS

Make Rock Great Again Tour with Melissa Etheridge
International Convention Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Saturday, 7 April 2018

REVIEW

REVIEW #1
By Michael Ruffles
The Sydney Morning Herald

[...] In a game of two halves, Crow did little wrong: reversing the order of the rest of the Australian tour, she came out first and set the tone for the night of nostalgia with three of her biggest mid-90s hits. "Every Day is a Winding Road", "A Change Would Do You Good" and "All I Wanna Do" were toe-tappingly enjoyable and provided singalong moments even as the band indulged in instrumental detours.

The sweetness of Crow's voice was put to best use on slow burners "My Favourite Mistake" and Cat Stevens cover "The First Cut is the Deepest". But it did get overpowered by the band at times – it went missing at times during verses of "There Goes the Neighbourhood", an otherwise bombastic and welcome slice of psychedelia. "If it Makes You Happy" was a sure-fire crowd-pleaser near the end, but being front-loaded with hits the set tapered off. [...]

 

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By Kylie Carns
MNPR Magazine (mnprmagazine.com)

Double headlining act Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge performed at Margaret Court Arena last night, the second to last show of the whirlwind Australian Tour.

Sheryl Crow has had an illustrious and diverse musical career to date. From being a back up singer to the late great Michael Jackson to her solo career which is where many know of her from. Last night she wowed the audience with her crisp and sweet vocals and solid band. I have always seen Sheryl as a support act and not a stadium filler, but last night I realised just how many hits she has had and she played them all. She held her own last night and rightly deserved. Starting with ‘Winding Road’ , ‘All I wanna do’ and finally finishing her set with “I shall believe” She had the crowd dancing in their seats by the end of the first song.

Kudos to Sheryl who unintentionally would be known as the support act but earned the place as a headliner.

Then it was Melissa Etheridge’s turn. The lights were a deep red over the stage and a figure saddled up to the drum kit. Many comments of “is that Melissa?’ passed through the crowd as the figure starting playing a soulful beat. Joined then by band’s actual drummer, the crowd cheered the multi Grammy award winning singer as she made her way through to the front of the stage whilst her band continued to play.

Strapping on a gleaming silver guitar , she waltzes (fully clad in leather) to the microphone to unleash her gritty blues vocals whilst the light catches the guitar and sends shards over the audience. Melissa may have aged over the years but her voice was in mint condition. The audience are already in the aisles and on their feet dancing to the blues that is being performed in front of them.

Etheridge is engaging and appreciative of her audience even thanking them for taking her into their memories. Her witty banter continues with stories about the last time that she graced the Melbourne audience, saying that she really likes what we have done to the place. In between doses of banter and story telling, Etheridge shows the crowd on why she has received a couple of Grammys. Not only are Etheridge’s vocal right on point, her lead guitar work is mind blowing. At one point she dances sensually with her six string, and the crowd wolf whistles and some even yell out “I love you Melissa” and you can see that she is loving every minute of it. And quite deservedly so! Such a powerhouse in the rock industry and up with one of the best female rock artists around today.

Etheridge and Crow were a great team last night! They left smiles on the faces of those that came to see them and they did make rock great again!

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-SATURDAY 7 APRIL

[NEWS] Could Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Still Land on Broadway?

By Broadwayworld.com News Desk

In 2016, Delaware Theatre Company brought the musical adaptation of the classic film DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow, to the stage. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, the musical was years in the making, having its initial regional premiere in DC's Signature Theatre in December 2014.

A Broadway transfer has long been talked about, and in a recent interview with Delaware Business Times, DTC's Executive Director Bud Martin revealed that it could still be on the horizon. It's just a matter of time. He told DBT: "The Shuberts want Diner, but they don't want to go up against 'Waitress.' It's a matter of timing."

The theatre company also has high hopes for some of it's other recent projects, which include Duncan Sheik and Nell Benjamin's Because of Winn-Dixie, Maurice Hines' Tappin' Thru Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bruce Vilanch's A Sign of the Times, all of which have been developed with hopes for eventual bows on Broadway.

Set in Baltimore during 1959, Diner follows a circle of childhood friends who confront the realities of adulthood in the one place they know they will always be welcome: the all-night Diner.<

The 2016 cast included: Ari Brand as Eddie, Aaron Finley as Billy, Joshua Franklin, Derek Klena as Boogie, Ethan Slater as Modell, Matthew James Thomas as Fenwick, and Noah Weisberg as Shrevie.

SOURCE: broadwayworld.com

 

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-FRIDAY 6 APRIL

[LIVE PIX] Melbourne, Australia

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28 PHOTOS

Make Rock Great Again Tour with Melissa Etheridge
Margaret Court Arena - Melbourne, Australia
Friday, 6 April 2018

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REVIEW #1
By Andy Hazel
http://thedwarf.com.au

[...] Crow dispatches with that hit early on in her set, along with 'A Change Would Do You Good'. It seems like a bold move, but, like so many great songwriters, or performers who are very good at finding collaborators, it’s easy to forget just how many well-known songs Crow has performed. While that’s a big part of what’s brought her here, the low energy crowd and the early time-slot mean that Crow has to lean on her charisma to win us over.

“Thank you for being here instead of at the footys,” she says with a wilful clumsiness, referring to the Carlton v Collingwood game taking place a few hundred metres away. “I’m not sure who is playing but I’m rooting for Melbourne.” After some back and forth with the audience, who are eager to correct her playful misunderstandings of the game, she plays 'My Favourite Mistake', her Cat Stevens cover of 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' and 'Strong Enough' all received with increasing enthusiasm.

Much of Crow’s set feels like music that would soundtrack a montage sequence from a 90s romantic drama involving rain, missed chances that precedes an inevitable reunion. And it suggests a familiarity that you don’t mind revisiting. Songs that weren’t meticulously edited on a laptop and compressed for tiny speakers, from a time when politics was boring and films didn’t need to have gross-out comedy to be funny and sweet. It might not have been a better time for everyone, but, for the people in Margaret Court Arena who mumble their way through the verses then belt the chorus of 'If It Makes You Happy', it’s an era to which they love returning. [...]

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REVIEW #2
By Australianmusician.com.au

At Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Sheryl Crow clutched a stuffed koala bear and told the audience what a pleasure it was to be here, away from the political madness of her own country. Crow and her incredible band (including Australian Musician friend Peter Stroud) rocked hard and delivered all of the hits that the fans had come to hear, including; Everyday Is a Winding Road, All I Wanna, My Favorite Mistake, Strong Enough, If It Makes You Happy, and many others. A duet between Sheryl and Melissa on the classic Allman’s song Midnight Rider was a very special moment too.

 

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Everyday Is a Winding Road

Can't Cry Anymore

The First Cut Is the Deepest

A Change Would Do You Good

My Favorite Mistake

All I Wanna Do

Soak Up the Sun

Strong Enough

There Goes the Neighborhood

Halfway There

Best of Times

Midnight Rider
(with Melissa Etheridge)

If It Makes You Happy

I Shall Believe

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-THURSDAY 5 APRIL

[LIVE PIX REVIEW] Adelaide, Australia

9 PHOTOS

Make Rock Great Again Tour with Melissa Etheridge
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Wedneday, 4 April 2018

REVIEW #1

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REVIEW #2

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-THURSDAY 5 APRIL

[VIDEO] Sheryl Crow & Melissa Etheridge Interviewed on The Project

 

Australia, 5 April 2018

 

-TUESDAY 3 APRIL

[LIVE PIX & REVIEW] Perth, Australia

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Make Rock Great Again Tour
Riverside Theatre at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

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REVIEW

By Jai Price
From Music Inside (www.musicinsight.com.au)

Perth’s Riverside Theatre was turned into a raging torrent on Tuesday night as Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge churned out a performance as pleasantly fatiguing as it was engaging. The audience was spoiled for choice, with the two-and-a-half-hour spectacle an obvious labour of love.

Etheridge was a show unto herself, and well worth the price of admission alone. Blazing nonstop for an hour, the 56-year old tested the water with her stirring sense of humour, a story about understanding AFL through a haze of jet lag warmly received. Etheridge proved she was still at the top of her game, best witnessed during ‘Brave and Crazy’, which featured an extensive passage of wailing guitars and filthy bass. As the night wore on the gears wound up, the change of pace unexpected but welcome, with the stripped back ‘You Can Sleep While I Drive’ showcasing the singer’s softer side.

Etheridge didn’t leave out her smash hits, making sure songs like ‘I’m the Only One’, ‘Like the Way I Do’, and ‘I Want To Come Over’ had their moment in the spotlight and propelling many punters out of their seats and into the aisles.

Crow was every bit the humble, genre-bending singer-songwriter, clad in starry pants and looking as though she were conversing with old friends rather than complete strangers. Her reverence for Cottesloe beach and tale of eating emu (apparently it’s “red and slimy”) in Melbourne on Thanksgiving had the crowd in hysterics. None of these tales had a tone of pre-planning, but were told as naturally as you would tell a funny story to a friend. Crow’s personable nature carried over into her music, her astounding vocal range both captivating and chuckle-worthy, when she attempted to get the congregation to repeat her wails.

It is perhaps unsurprising that several of Crow’s most well-known tracks, ‘All I Wanna Do’ and ‘If It Makes You Happy’, were highlights. ‘Best of Times’ trumped both, however, prefaced by Crow’s quip that “I have to believe the best days are in front of us, because I have small children.” The pacy track, from Crow’s 2013 country album ‘Feels Like Home, was full of country twang and the occasional harmonica croon (is it compulsory for country artists to learn harmonica?) adding a bit of spice, and a lot to the immersion.

Although fine in moderation, there were a few too many instances of long instrumental sections that bordered on overindulgence. When used sparingly, these moments can be spectacular, but this was a card which was played a bit too often, and as such, there were diminishing returns with each successive bout. That’s not to say that all of these flourishes were tactless, however.

In a breakdown where Crow and her bandmates gathered around each other, for a moment, it seemed as though they were back in the prime of their youth, lost in performing music only for themselves. It was a touching moment that summed up the night perfectly. It was plainly apparent that Crow and Etheridge didn’t come to Perth out of a sense of obligation or solely for financial gain. They came here to connect with those they hadn’t seen in eight years (in Crow’s case, at least). In an emotional finale, Crow’s bandmates quietly surrounded her as she sat at the keyboard, softly singing the chorus of a stripped back and gospel-tinged ‘I Shall Believe’. There was no sense of ending with a whimper; merely tying a bow on a neat package.

SET LIST

Everyday Is a Winding Road

A Change Would Do You Good

All I Wanna Do

My Favorite Mistake

Be Myself

Can't Cry Anymore

The First Cut Is the Deepest

The Difficult Kind

There Goes the Neighborhood

Halfway There

Strong Enough

Best of Times

If It Makes You Happy

Soak Up the Sun

Encore:
Adam Bomb (New Song)

I Shall Believe

 

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-MONDAY 2 APRIL

[PIX] Sheryl Crow's Day Off!

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Port Douglas & Queensland - 2 April 2018 - Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and visiting the Daintree Rainforest with her sons. Pictures by SC.

 

 

-MONDAY 2 APRIL

[LIVE PIX+REVIEW] Byron Bay BluesFest 2018 - Australia

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Byron Bay BluesFest 2018 - 4th Day
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm - Crossroads Stage
Tyagarah, Australia
Sunday, 1 April 2018

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REVIEW

By Kerrie Hickin
http://a2noise.com

Somewhere, sometime, there is a whole essay to be written on how smart, literate, emotionally-mature female songwriters express love, desire, yearning, power, vulnerability and powerlessness. If it’s me who writes it, I’ll be calling forth Sheryl Crow’s ‘Strong Enough’ for illustration, a perfect double-edged love song, tender yet emotionally brutal (and a whole slew of Melissa Etheridge, who veritably bounces off the walls with that stuff, and Lucinda Williams, and Juliana Hatfield, and and…). But meanwhile, back at the Crossroads tent, there’s a show going on while I’m pondering the topic, which can wait for another day.

The introduction mentions nine Grammy awards and album sales of over 35 million – that’s thirty-five MILLION albums sold. Gee, if I had a dollar… but I hope Sheryl Crow does indeed get that dollar – she deserves it.

While still working as a teacher, Crow was ‘discovered’ by Michael Jackson who put her in spandex and a frightwig and a prime spot in his touring band. It’s not hard to hear why her agile vocals would impress – effortlessly taking octave jumps and holding long notes for an almost-impossible interval. And there she is, in spotlight-catching sequinned trousers and a Blondie singlet. “Jump in, let’s go, lay back, enjoy the show”, she sings on her first number out of the gates, ‘Every Day Is A Winding Road’. In ‘A Change Will Do You Good’, she is conjuring with striking verbal images that blend the celestial with the very earthy. If you take every song as strictly autobiographical, then Crow has certainly has an interesting life, lots of highs and lows, skanking about with morning breath and a hangover, or taking off on a whim.

‘All I Wanna Do’, ‘If It Makes You Happy’ and ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’ certainly cover a lot of lyrical ground. Next, introduced with “we didn’t write it but we sure do like it”, was a shimmering cover of ‘First Cut Is The Deepest’.

Later, Lukas Nelson guested on a stirring harmony-laden version of the Allman Brothers’ classic ‘Midnight Rider’. Crow praised Nelson, and then extolled the audience to “support the musicians who are making the music to get us through these hard times”. Her kids apparently describe their incumbent president as “cray-cray”, so one can only hope that somehow we can stem the tide of insanity and actually have some fun before the proverbial sun goes down over whatever road you’re taking on your personal journey.

SETLIST


Everyday Is a Winding Road

A Change Would Do You Good

All I Wanna Do

My Favorite Mistake

Real Gone

Long Way Back

Can't Cry Anymore

The First Cut Is the Deepest

The Difficult Kind

There Goes the Neighborhood

Strong Enough

Best of Times

If It Makes You Happy

Soak Up the Sun

Encore:
Midnight Rider
(with Lukas Nelson)

I Shall Believe

 

 

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-SUNDAY 1 APRIL

[VIDEO] Reef Share New Single "My Sweet Love" Featuring Sheryl Crow

English band Reef have shared a new track featuring Sheryl. My Sweet Love is from 'Revelation', the band's first album in 18 years, which arrives on May 4 through earMUSIC.

 

 

-SUNDAY 1 APRIL

HAPPY EASTER from AUSTRALIA!