For anyone wondering why so many aging rock legends hobble back on stage to reunite for the one final, or “this time we really mean it” farewell tour, take a look at the cash they were able to stuff into their deep pockets. With nostalgic Baby Boomers more than willing to pull a few Franklins from their wallets to rekindle their early life memories, plenty of classic rock artists are cashing in.
Paul Simon and Sting Announce Amway Center Tour Stop
Two of rock musics most iconic singer-songwriters are collaborating on a once-in-a-lifetime tour. Sting and Paul Simon hit the road this winter on a tour that brings them to Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, March 16th.
From the Amway Center Press Release:
Paul Simon & Sting, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists, embark on a concert tour throughout North America in February and March 2014. Both artists have explored world rhythms and pushed the boundaries of popular music and through their music, continue to speak to generations of fans. Now, Paul Simon & Sting perform a series of concerts On Stage Together.
As friends for many years, their collaboration on a tour is a natural fit. During each performance, audiences are treated to the unique pleasure of experiencing these two innovative musicians On Stage Together, in addition to solo performances with their respective bands, in what will surely be one of the most highly anticipated concert events of 2014.
Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together go on sale to the general public Monday, November 18. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Wednesday, November 6 at 10 a.m. local time. American Express® Card Members have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.
At RARA’s Farm, we’ve seen both artists live, and separately they put on great shows. Catching them in the same show and sharing the stage together is one of those rare can’t miss moments.
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November Rock Music Calendar
Some nice possibilities this month. Our “Can’t Miss” shows? Frank Turner, who is an amazing performer and one hell of a song-writer, Paramore with Metric, Twenty One Pilots, 4 different shows on Monday the 5th, and an amazing line-up at the Coastline Festival in the Tampa area.
11/01 – Reel Big Fish, House of Blues
11/01 – The Supervillains, Beachside Tavern (New Smyrna Beach)
11/02 – Kurt Vile, The Social
11/02 – Minus the Bear, The Beacham
11/04 – Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory, House of Blues
11/04 – Sleigh Bells, Firestone Live
11/05 – Caught A Ghost, with He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, The Social. A chance to catch a hot new LA Based 8-piece in a cozy venue. Picture Sam Cooke meets Mike Snow meets Black Keys, LCD Sound system and a hint of Fitz and the Tantrums. Good stuff.
11/05 – Anberlin and The Maine, House of Blues. Local Florida rockers return to Orlando, always a good show.
11/05 – Sublime With Rome and Dirty Heads, Hard Rock Live. A killer night of ska.
11/05 – Paramore, Metric and Hellogoodbye, CFE Arena. Great triple bill featuring one of RARA’s Farm’s favorite new bands in Metric.
11/07 – 3OH!3 and The Summer Set, House of Blues
11/09 – Frank Turner, The Beacham. This is our show of the month. Turner puts on an amazing live show, and is touring in support of his excellent 2013 release, Tape Deck Heart (our review).
11/10 – Cindy Lauper, House of Blues
11/10 – Kevin Devine, The Social
11/13 – O.A.R., House of Blues
11/16 – The Avett Brothers, CFE Arena
11/17 – Mike Doughty, The Social
11/17 – Third Eye Blind, House of Blues
11/18 – Rookie of the Year, Backbooth
11/20 – Rusted Root and Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Plaza Theatre
11/22 – Janelle Monae, Hard Rock Live
11/22 – Twenty One Pilots and Robert DeLong, House of Blues. Twenty One Pilots are just fantastic live and Robert DeLong is a hot new artist. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect: Twenty One Pilots Review
11/23 – Eagles, Amway Center
11/25 – Johnny Marr, The Beacham
11/29 – “The Glamour Kills Tour” featuring Mayday Parade, House of Blues
11/29 – The Supervillains, Social
11/30 – The Supervillains, The Social
11/30 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
11/02 – Barenaked Ladies, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
11/03 – Reel Big Fish, Freebird Live
11/05 – Less Than Jake, Freebird Live
11/06 – Frank Turner, Jack Rabbits. See our review of his excellent 2013 release, Tape Deck Heart (review).
11/06 – Widespread Panic, Moran Theater
11/08 – Passion Pit, The Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. A great line-up, including one of the best touring bands around in Joy Formidable (see our show review).
11/08 – Three Dog Night, Florida Theatre
11/10 – “Old City Music Fest” with Kansas and Uncle Cracker, St. Augustine Flea Market
11/11 – Kevin Devine, Jack Rabbits
11/15 – The Avett Brothers, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
11/15 – Great White, Jacksonville Fairgrounds
11/19 – Twenty One Pilots and Robert DeLong, Freebird Live
11/24 – Johnny Marr, Freebird Live
11/01 – Sleigh Bells, State Theatre (St. Petersburg)
11/02 – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, England Brothers Park (Pinellas Park)
11/02 – Birds Of Chicago, Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill (St. Petersburg)
11/02 – Reel Big Fish, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
11/05 – Gwar, The Ritz Ybor
11/08 – Cyndi Lauper, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
11/09 – “Coastline Festival” with Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Fitz And The Tantrums, The joy Formidable, The Mowgli’s, Surfer Blood, St. Lucia, The Royal Concept, The Neighborhood and Blondfire. This is just one hell of a line-up. Love-love -love Blondfire and Neighborhood… MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
11/15 – Bret Michaels, Palladium Theater At St. Petersburg College
11/16 – Mike Doughty, The Crowbar
11/17 – O.A.R., Jannus Live (st. Petersburg)
11/19 – Buddy Guy, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
11/20 – Eagles, Tampa Bay Times Forum
11/21 – Twenty One Pilots and Robert DeLong, The Ritz Ybor
11/22 – Roger McGuinn, The Largo Cultural Center – The legendary voice of the Byrds.
11/22 – Rusted Root, State Theare (st. Petersburg) – The pride of Pittsburgh PA.
11/27 – Mayday Parade, Orpheum