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Classic Rock Band Tour Dates 2019 - 2020
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Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2 rescheduled 2020 Dates
Jan 31: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Feb 02: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
Feb 05: Manchester Arena, UK
Feb 07: Newcastle Utlilta Arena, UK
Feb 10: London The O2, UK
Feb 12: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Feb 14: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, UK
Feb 17: Dortmund Westfalenhalle , Germany
Feb 20: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Feb 22: Stockholm Friends Arena, Sweden
Feb 24: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Feb 26: Vienna Stadhalle , Austria
Feb 29: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Mar 03: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
Mar 05: Munich Olympianhalle, Germany
Mar 07: Mannheim SAP Arena, Germany
Mar 10: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Mar 13: Madrid Wizink Arena, Spain
Mar 16: Zurich Hallenstadion , Switzerland


“Black Eyes Is Back” 2019 North American Tour Dates, and Venues
Jul 04 - Mashantucket , CT @ Grant Theater @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
Jul 06 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live! (Outdoors)
Jul 07 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Jul 09 - Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center
Jul 10 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Jul 11 - Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
Jul 13 - Stayner , ON @ Roxodus Festival
Jul 17 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
Jul 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
Jul 20 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 21 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 23 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 25 - St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 26 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Jul 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul 29 - Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center
Jul 31 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug 01 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 04 - Nashville, TN @ The Opry House
Aug 07 - Canandaigua , NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Aug 08 - Bethel , NY @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Aug 10 - Portland, ME @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
Aug 11 - Gilford , NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 13 - Bristow , VA@- Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 15 - Holmdel , NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 16 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion



Rolling Stones Rescheduled No Filter North American
   Tour 

June 21: Chicago American go Soldier Field, IL
Jun 25: Chicago Soldier Field, IL
Jun 29: Oro - Medonte Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, ON 
Jul 03: Washington FedExField , DC 
Jul 07: Foxboro Gillette Stadium, MA 
Jul 14: New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome , LA 
Jul 19: Jacksonville TIAA Bank Field, FL 
Jul 23: Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field, PA
Jul 27: Houston NRG Stadium, TX 
Aug 01: East Rutherford Met Life Stadium, NJ
Aug 05: East Rutherford Met Life Stadium, NJ
Aug 10: Denver Broncos Stadium at Mile High, CO
Aug 14: Seattle Century Link Field, WA
Aug 18: Santa Clara Levi’s Stadium, CA
Aug 22: Pasadena The Rose Bowl, CA
Aug 26: Glendale State Farm Stadium, AZ
Aug 31: Miami Hard Rock Stadium, FL

News & Notes

July 18, 1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience is thrown off Monkees tour. Jimi's manager Chas Chandler admits afterwards that it was a publicity stunt.

Jimi in Garden

Monkees

What's Up in Rock Music?
Circus Magazine got its start in 1966. I began publishing Circus as a general interest rock magazine, running stories on big-name rockers of the day. Later, I realized that the target audience of teenage boys loved reading about their favorite rock stars over and over.

I soon made it my priority to cover the top acts repeatedly. Circus covered all kinds of rock music, but always featured many heavy metal and hard rock bands in its pages. My 40-year journey with Circus Magazine was an interesting ride — e-mail me today to learn more about it. Read more about this iconic American magazine and watch some early TV commercials below.

About me: J.G. (Gerald, Gerry, Jerry} Rothberg founded Circus Magazine, the legendary rock and roll publication and had been its editor and publisher for forty years.

Rothberg is the author of "The Esau Swindle," "Love Song for Montana Greene," the just-released “Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers," and the forthcoming fantasy novel "Billy B Gude, and the Escape from Elsinore Castle."

{Continued From History of Circus Magazine}
My 40 Year History with Circus Magazine

The Legendary Rock Music Publication
By J. G. Rothberg
Circus Magazine Founder,
Editor, and Publisher
{Copyright ©2018 by J.G. Rothberg. All rights reserved.}

Seeing the first edition going to “bed” was a nightmare. I was at the printing plant as a means of micro managing, I suppose. Making sure there would be no last minute glitches, or emergency phone calls.

When we finally got on press, late at night, and the last job of the shift, I looked up, and saw the pressman man running on top of the gigantic press machinery.

The press kept moving, as paper was fed in for inking, with the pressman in pursuit on top, overseeing the right holes fit into the correct grooves. What a frightful sight, as he could have been trapped in this labyrinth of machinery.

Back in the office, two camps arose, in our editorial process. One which favored lampooning artists and, the other to stay the course with a strict music appreciation line. Bruce Gedman strongly favored the strict music appreciation point of view, with criticism left to the record reviews. He was adamant about this, and thankfully so.

We could have drifted off to a less than serious rock, and pop publication. From the onset, several writers, and critics praised the magazine for taking the music seriously. I tended to lean towards a less than serious point of view. But Bruce held to his viewpoint. In a way, Circus Magazine, as it evolved over the years owes its approach to rock music to Bruce Gedman.


Hullabaloo Second Issue

Issue #2. Cover photo (l. to r. ) Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Brian Jones. Brian Jones   passed away tragically on July 03, 1969, aged 27. He was founder, and original leader of The Rolling Stones.


Bruce was the kind of guy who felt the music, and sought out the right people for us to be in contact with. Among these music people was Nat Weiss, who dealt with Brian Epstein, who managed the Beatles. Bruce was quick to set up a dialogue with Nat, who had many contacts in the music biz.

So on we march to the second issue, which was tighter, and more focused in my opinion. The Rolling Stones in an incredible, cover story with great photos, the Beach Boys, Dave Clark 5Paul Revere, and the Raiders, Donovan, among our interviews. With all this, we launched The Adventures of Gedman, a music column by, you guessed it, Bruce Gedman.


Magazine Clip

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The cover story remains a mystery to me. Were those photos by Linda Eastman, who soon became Linda McCartney? Who wrote the piece? The author starts off that he received a phone call from me, assigning him to this Stones project, but never identifies himself. No photo credits appear on the pages. Hm-mmm! 

Stay tuned. Circus Magazine History to be continued.




Watch This Circus Magazine TV Commercial

Here's Another Early TV Commercial


Read a History of Circus Magazine by Steven Ward

Read "A Love Letter To Circus, The Magazine That Made Me Dirty" by A.J. Daulerio on Deadspin 

 Learn About Circus on Wikipedia

Read "Wax Rhapsodic" on Circus Magazine, by Richard Klin




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