Music legend Chuck Leavell, who has won a GRAMMY™ Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the Allman Brothers Band and is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, will be joined by special guests Gregg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Robert McDuffie, Randall Bramblett Band, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a special, one-night-only concert celebrating Georgia music.
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Yesterday The Rolling Stones announced a seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand. Today, the band has expanded the jaunt once more.
Before the legendary act heads down under they will play a February 21st show in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a three-night stand at the Tokyo Dome and an additional performance in Macau. As of now there are 12 dates for what’s been dubbed “14 ON FIRE.” Former guitarist Mick Taylor will guest at all shows.
Here’s the “14 ON FIRE” tour as it currently stands:
2/12 @ du Arena (Yas Island) – Abu Dhabi, UAE
2/26, 3/4 & 3/6 @ Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, JPN
3/9 @ CotaiArena – Macau, CHN
3/19 @ Perth Arena – Perth, AU
3/22 @ Adelaide Oval – Adelaide, AU
3/25 @ Allphones Arena – Sydney, AU
3/28 @ Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, AU
3/30 @ Hanging Rock – Macedon, AU
4/2 @ Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, AU
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The Rolling Stones announce 14 ON FIRE one night only concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hanging Rock and Auckland
Hot on the heels of the news that The Rolling Stones will open Adelaide Oval, comes confirmation of another six spectacular Rolling Stones shows for Australia and New Zealand. Frontier Touring & AEG Live today unveil a string of very special ONE NIGHT ONLY shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock as part of the 14 ON FIRE Tour.
Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public onMonday 16 December, with a pre-sale via frontiertouring.com/rollingstones.com from Monday 9 December.
Mick Jagger commented: “Can’t wait to reconnect with all our friends in Australia & New Zealand. It’s been a while since we’ve played to you all, so we are looking forward to being back on stage & playing your favourite songs.”
Keith Richards added: “We all had such a ball this year and so we wanted to keep it going! The energy between the band is better than ever and we’re all looking forward to coming back Down Under. I can’t wait to get back on the stage with the boys”
The 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand will take place in March 2014 and will see The Rolling Stones return to the road after a mammoth run of touring through the States in 2013, an exhilarating and critically acclaimed celebration of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe.
13WMAZ has this story on Chuck’s upcoming appearance at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA this month:
The Moonhanger Group’s Cox Capitol Theatre has teamed up with The Big House Museum to bring a music legend to town right before Christmas. Chuck Leavell & Friends will perform at the Cox on December 21. It’s a benefit for the Allman Brothers museum on Vineville Avenue. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 27 at noon. Prices range from $35 to $62.50, and sponsorships are available starting at $1000, and include table seating. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show is slated for 8:00 p.m.
This concert is the kickoff to a new partnership between the Big House and Cox Capitol Theatre. In a news release from the Big House, Moonhanger Group manager, Wes Griffith, says he’s excited about this “fruitful partnership” between the institutions. He adds, “Given The Big House Foundation’s mission of preserving an iconic part of Macon’s rich musical history and Moonhanger’s mission to celebrate Macon while constantly striving to provide top-notch dining and entertainment options for Maconites and its visitors, we feel that this is the perfect partnership. It is also quite fitting that we get to kick this series off with such a fine performer/philanthropist/Georgian like Chuck Leavell.”
Leavell’s musical career spans more than three decades, and he’s performed with dozens of acts; Most notably, The Allman Brothers Band, and the Rolling Stones. He moved to Macon in 1969, and has lived all over the world since then.
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Sea Change Radio recently posted a piece featuring Chuck! Read about the show, then head over to cchange.net to give a listen!
This week on Sea Change Radio, we dip into the archives to reconnect with three timeless essentials – the sun, the trees and music. First, we hear from Adam Browning, the executive director of Vote Solar, a non-profit organization that advocates for solar power adoption. He talks about the lessons we can learn from success stories like the German solar industry and look at some of the financial innovations emerging around solar.
Then, it’s rock and roll legend, conservationist and environmental author,Chuck Leavell. He has played keyboards for the Rolling Stones since 1985 and is also known for his work with artists ranging from The Allman Brothers Band to Eric Clapton to The Black Crowes. Leavell talks to host Alex Wiseabout the ins and outs of his stellar career as a musician, his founding of the Mother Nature Network and his tireless work for sustainable forestry.
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The Moonhanger Group and the Big House Museum present Chuck Leavell & Friends at Cox Capitol Theatre – 12/21/13
THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE and the Big House Museum, proudly presents…
Chuck Leavell & Friends!
Featuring special guest, Randall Bramblett
Doors at 7 p.m. / Randall Bramblett at 8p.m. /Chuck Leavell & Friends at 9 p.m.
Admission: $35 – Upper Balcony / $40 – Lower Balcony / $62.50 – Cocktail Seats / $62.50 - Table Seats (Sold in groups)
The Moonhanger Group and the Allman Brothers Museum at the Big House are excited to announce a partnership that kicks off with a special holiday performance with Chuck Leavell & Friends!
Proceeds from this special event will benefit the Big House Mueseum.
Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the ears of many music fans for over 30 years on the keys playing with musicians such as the Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, and many many more. After moving to Macon in 1969, he worked his way through the ranks and joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1972. The first album Leavell recorded with The Brothers was Brothers and Sisters, which included the fan favorites “Ramblin’ Man” and “Jessica”. He then went on to for his rock/jazz/blues fusion group Sea Level which toured in the late 70s and released 5 albums.
Chuck is pleased to be playing the historic Georgia Theatre on December 20th with some great guest musicians. Two years ago Chuck and Friends played the theatre’s grand reopening after a devastating fire. Head on over to the Georgia Theatre’s event page to get tickets.
Tina Henry recently interviewed Chuck for The Celebrity Cafe. Read some of the interview below, then head over to TheCelebrityCafe.com for the full interview.
Some of you may think you don’t know Chuck Leavell, but I guarantee you’ve heard his music and you’ve felt his passion for the environment.
Chuck is the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and has been for 31 years now. In the early to mid ‘70s, he was the keyboardist for the Allman Brothers Band. Specifically, you may recognize his beautiful piano solo in their classic and timeless hit, “Jessica,” which has been featured in movies, TV shows, commercials and even video games. Besides his work with the Rolling Stones, Chuck is a first call session musician and a solo artist. He has worked with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Gov’t. Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Black Crowes, The Marshall Tucker Band, John Mayer and many others. Chuck is also a celebrated author and one of the foremost authorities on forestry and conservation. He is a tree farmer, and a practitioner of and advocate for sustainable forest management and has taken his cause to Capitol Hill where he has played a pivotal role in shaping the forestry aspect of recent U.S. Farm bills. He is the co-founder of Mother Nature Network, the preeminent independent website for all things environmental and more.
You’ll learn even more about this amazing man in the following interview for which he so graciously gave of his time to TheCelebrityCafe.com’s Tina Henry.
TCC: While once explaining why you aren’t the stereotypical rock ‘n’ roller that parties ’til all hours of the morning, you said, “To me, it’s all about the music and it’s all about being able to have that experience on the stage.”
TCC: Can you describe what that experience is like?
CL: Well, you know, that first part of the statement, it’s all about the music, and that’s what it’s been for me since I was a kid, growing up in Alabama, and playing in my first bands, and then working my way up the ladder, so, it’s the thrill of…of the…it’s the thrill of the chase, I guess you could say. It’s being in the moment on stage, having musical conversations with my fellow musicians and, you know, somebody catches a hold of a rhythm or a little melody, and next thing you know the magic starts to happen and, boy it’s just the greatest buzz in the world, so I think we are constantly, those of us that love doing this, we’re all constantly striving for that moment, for that magic moment where you go off the rails a little bit, and then it gets scary and then somehow it comes back together and you reach certain heights and it’s, it’s just a real thrill.
TCC: So you like improvisation.
CL: Yeah I do! I like to push the envelope, and, of course it’s important in some settings and some songs, you know, to stick to the script, so to speak, and to play the parts that need to be there, but, when you have the opportunities to stretch, to go out of bounds a little bit, those are the moments that tend to give you the thrill.
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