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January 2016 News

Page updated on January 31, 2016
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JOAN JETT on The Muppets Tuesday, February 9 (8:30 pm EST) on ABC

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Tail of Two Piggies' - When Miss Piggy suffers a scandalous wardrobe malfunction, the network is outraged, and Piggy is forced to question everything she stands for, but Kermit and the gang rally together and come to her defense. Meanwhile, Gonzo misses his ex-girlfriend Camilla, so Pepe and Rizzo decide to throw a house party to cheer him up, on 'The Muppets,' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

The Muppets Episode #12 - A Tail of Two Piggies

JOAN JETT opening The Who's MSG show before Heart/Cheap Trick tour (updated dates)

low resolution image Not Enlargeable As previously mentioned, The Who rescheduled tour dates and are now set to play the NYC-area on March 3 at MSG and March 19 at Prudential Center. Most dates don't have an opener announced, but it's now been revealed that JOAN JETT, who opened their 2015 tour, will open the MSG show. It's the only date of the tour she's on. Tickets for both NYC-area shows are still available.

Joan is also touring with Heart and Cheap Trick this year, which includes a few NYC-area shows in the summer. Tickets for all of those are on sale now.

Updated tour dates are listed below...

JOAN JETT -- 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 14 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Feb 18 The Joint at Hard Rock Tulsa Catoosa, OK
Feb 26 Silver Creek Event Center New Buffalo, MI
Mar 03 Madison Square Garden New York, NY #
Mar 07 Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Center Abbotsford, Canada*
Mar 08 Orpheum Theater North Vancouver, Canada*
Mar 10 CN Centre Prince George, Canada *
Mar 11 EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek, Canada*
Mar 13 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, Canada*
Mar 14 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, Canada*
Mar 16 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Canada*
Mar 17 MTS Centre Winnipeg, Canada*
Mar 20 Sony Centre For Performing Arts Toronto, Canada*
Mar 21 Bell Centre Montreal, Canada*
Jul 14 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI*^
Jul 16 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis Maryland Heights, MO*^
Jul 17 Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN*^
Jul 19 FirstMerit Band Pavillion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL*^
Jul 21 First Niagara Pavillion Burgettstown, PA*^
Jul 22 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH*^
Jul 24 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA*^
Jul 25 Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT*^
Jul 27 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY*^
Jul 28 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY*^
Jul 30 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY*^
Jul 31 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ*^
Aug 15 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO*^
Aug 18 Gexa Energy Pavillion Dallas, TX*^
Aug 19 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion The Woodlands, TX*^
Aug 21 Ak-Chin Pavillion Phoenix, AZ*^
Aug 30 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO*^
Sep 08 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY*^
Sep 10 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ*^
Sep 11 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA*^
Sep 13 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA*^
Sep 14 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC*^
Sep 16 PNC MUSIC PAVILLION Charlotte, NC*^
Sep 17 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA*^
Sep 19 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN*^
Sep 20 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Pelham, AL*^
Sep 22 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds Tampa, FL*^
Sep 23 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL*^
Nov 01 Melissa Etheridge Cruise 2016 - Port Performance Key West, FL

# - w/ The Who
* - w/ Heart
^ - w/ Cheap Trick

Heart, JOAN JETT and Cheap Trick Announce ‘Rock Hall Three for All’ Tour

low resolution image Not Enlargeable Three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are teaming up for a joint tour this summer, with two stops in Upstate New York.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS announced their "Three For All" tour dates with Heart and Cheap Trick on Thursday morning. Concerts include a July 27 stop at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center near Buffalo and a Sept. 8 show at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) near Albany. The bands will also perform at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on July 30.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. through Live Nation; prices range from $25 to $95. Pre-sale tickets will be available to fan club members on Monday, to Citi credit card holders on Tuesday and through Live Nation on Wednesday.

Cheap Trick, whose hits include "I Want You To Want Me" and "Surrender," will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Heart ("Alone," "Barracuda") and JOAN JETT ("I Love Rock & Roll," "Bad Reputation") previously received the honor in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

Three for All 2016 Tour Dates
Jul 14, 2016 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, Michigan
Jul 16, 2016 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Missouri
Jul 19, 2016 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois
Jul 21, 2016 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Jul 22, 2016 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 24, 2016 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts
Jul 25, 2016 Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut
Jul 27, 2016 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, New York
Jul 30, 2016 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Jul 31, 2016 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Aug 18, 2016 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
Aug 19, 2016 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas
Aug 21, 2016 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
Aug 24, 2016 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
Sep 8, 2016 Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Saratoga Springs, New York
Sep 10, 2016 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
Sep 11, 2016 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia
Sep 16, 2016 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 19, 2016 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 23, 2016 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida

Heart, JOAN JETT and Cheap Trick Announce ‘Rock Hall Three for All’ Tour

low resolution image Not Enlargeable A trio of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members will hit the road together this summer when Heart, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS and Cheap Trick embark upon a summer package tour. Called the Rock Hall Three for All, the tour is scheduled to begin July 14 in Michigan and will continue for more than 30 dates, sending the bands across the U.S. before coming to a stop in Florida on Sept. 23. (Oddly for a tour with “Rock Hall” in its name, there’s no Cleveland date.) The first package to combine these three acts, the “Three for All” unites recent Rock Hall inductees Cheap Trick with Class of 2015 member Jett and Heart, who were ushered in during 2013’s ceremony.

Tickets for all dates are set to go on sale Jan. 22, after a special pre-sale for Citi cardmembers starting Jan. 19. Check out the complete list of currently announced shows below, and for more detailed venue or ticketing information, visit Live Nation. Heart, JOAN JETT and Cheap Trick ‘Rock Hall Three for All’ Tour Dates

7/14 - Clarkston, Mich.
7/16 - Maryland Heights, Mo.
7/17 - Noblesville, Ind.
7/19 - Chicago, Ill.
7/21 - Burgettstown, Pa.
7/22 - Cincinnati, Ohio
7/24 - Mansfield, Mass.
7/25 - Wallingford, Ct.
7/27 - Darien Center, N.Y.
7/28 - Wantagh, N.Y.
7/30 - Bethel, N.Y.
7/31 - Camden, N.Y.
8/15 - Kansas City, Mo.
8/18 - Dallas, Texas
8/19 - Woodlands, Texas
8/21 - Phoenix, Ariz.
8/23 - Los Angeles, Calif.
8/24 - Mountain View, Calif.
8/26 - Auburn, Wash.
8/27 - Ridgefield, Wash.
8/30 - Morrison, Colo.
9/08 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
9/10 - Holmdel, N.J.
9/11 - Bristow, Va.
9/13 - Virginia Beach, Va.
9/14 - Raleigh, N.C.
9/16 - Charlotte, N.C.
9/19 - Nashville, Tenn.
9/20 - Pelham, Ala.
9/22 - Tampa, Fla. (without Cheap Trick)
9/23 - West Palm Beach, Fla.

Heart, JOAN JETT and Cheap Trick will kick off tour in Metro Detroit

low resolution image Not Enlargeable CLARKSTON, MI - It's three for the price of one as three of rock's most iconic bands come to Metro Detroit. Heart, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS and Cheap Trick.

The tour kicks off Thursday, July 14, 2016 at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston before headed across the United States for 30+ shows.

Tickets: Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program at

Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Ticketmaster-ticketed venues.

Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Jan. 22 at

About Heart:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson came onto the scene in the 70s with hits "Crazy on You," "Magic Man" and "Barracuda." Heart continued to produce hits in the 80s and 90s with "Alone," "What About Love," "Never" and "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You." Heart has sold more than 35 million albums.

As the leader of the hard-rocking BLACKHEARTS, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, JOAN JETT has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her own independent label, BLACKHEART RECORDS. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's "Light Of Day" and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, "The Rocky Horror Show."

About Cheap Trick:
With more than 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap Trick has had great success with hits such as "I Want You To Want Me," "Dream Police," "Surrender" and "The Flame." The group will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2016.

Heart, JOAN JETT, Cheap Trick to play Pavilion in July

low resolution image Not Enlargeable The Rock Hall Three For All Tour will hit the First Niagara Pavilion July 21 with '70s favorites Heart, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS and Cheap Trick.

All three bands are recent inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Heart in 2013, Jett in 2015 and Cheap Trick this year.

Tickets ($27 to $107.50) go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at

Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Jan. 20 at 10:00 a.m.

JOAN JETT has history of collaboration with up-and-coming artists

low resolution image Not Enlargeable Everybody knows Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member JOAN JETT's signature hits: "Bad Reputation," "Do You Wanna Touch," "I Love Rock ‘n' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and so many more.

What isn't as well known is some of her quiet collaboration with other artists. From Metal Church to Big Daddy Kane, Jett has historically eschewed high-profile production gigs. Instead, most of her work has been with up-and-comers with whom she shares an emotional connection.

She plays Thursday at Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry.

Here is a partial list of some of the more interesting connections she has had over the course of her lengthy career. While some of these artists are household names, the vast majority may be a surprise to even Jett's biggest fans.

Steve Jones and Paul Cook. A fan of the Sex Pistols during her time with the RUNAWAYS, Jett immediately contacted the guitarist and drummer after the demise of both bands. Three tracks were recorded in London, and two ("You Don't Own Me" and "Don't Abuse Me") appeared on her first album, "Bad Reputation." The third, a remake of The Arrows' "I Love Rock ‘n' Roll" didn't make the cut, but a rerecording obviously became her trademark hit.

The Germs. After Paul Revere and the Raiders vocalist turned down the gig, Darby Crash and The Germs turned to their friend Jett to produce their first and only album, "G.I." The resulting album is now considered the ultimate document of the early days of Los Angeles punk. "I think I did a good job," she told the A.V. Club. "I just tried to make them sound like they did live, which is really what I try to do with anybody I produce."


David Bowie

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"He was the artist who had the most influence on me, both musically and personally. His courage and fearless creativity was a model to follow. I didn't know him well, but I will always love him. He was supportive, and lent his help, when it meant the most. There will never be another like him, and the world will not be the same without David Bowie." - JOAN JETT*

Melissa Etheridge & Friends "Rock The Boat" Cruise

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Sailing October 31. 2016! on a 5-night cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas

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Accomplished artists Charlie Puth, Bette Midler, Sammy Hagar, and JOAN JETT join "The Voice" as Battle Round advisors. Take a look!

The battles are about to begin.

The popular phase of NBC’s “The Voice” competition begins airing next Monday. In addition to some sure-to-be-excellent musical performances, the battle round phase will feature appearances by celebrity advisors Charlie Puth, Bette Midler, Sammy Hagar, and JOAN JETT.

Puth will be working with Alicia Keys’ team. Midler will aid the contestants on Team Blake Shelton, while Hagar and Jett will respectively assist Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus.

In advance of the battle broadcasts, NBC shared first look photos Click here to view all photos
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