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Friday, October 30, 2009

Rufus Wainwrights interviews with Seattle Gay News, in October 30 issue


Rufus Wainwright has a lot going on right now, including recording a new album and remounting his opera Prima Donna for European audiences next spring. He's also embarking on a brief six-date tour, which includes a performance at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on November 8.

Before his arrival to the Emerald City, he took a few minutes (literally) to speak with Seattle Gay News. In this week's issue (October 30), distributed in metro Seattle later today and going online tomorrow, Wainwright shares his thoughts on Lady GaGa, JoBros, and straight men.

Grab a copy of Seattle Gay News on Halloween weekend, or read it online, and check out an exclusive interview with standout singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

Monday, October 26, 2009

U2 will play Seattle's Qwest Field in June


Monday morning wake-up call? Here's one.

Seattle Gay News is confirming the live appearance of multi-Grammy winners U2 at Qwest Field on June 20. The rock music icons announced the Seattle stop in its latest round of tour dates, promoting this year's release, No Line on the Horizon.

I've seen U2 three times in concert, and have been blown away each time. I expect the same when next summer rolls around.

Ticket information forthcoming. Stay glued to Seattle Gay News for U2 madness!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bon Jovi to launch 2010 North American tour in Seattle


Hello, Bon Jovi!!!

Minutes ago, the Grammy-winning rock band announced its North American tour itinerary for 2010, and at the very top is a date here in Seattle.

The group, fronted by the always-sexy Jon Bon Jovi, will open their road outing at Key Arena on February 19, 2010. Bon Jovi made the announcement this morning, followed by a special performance outside the new Meadowlands Stadium, which they'll help christen on May 26 and 27.

Stay glued to Seattle Gay News for ticket information on Bon Jovi.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol interviews with Seattle Gay News


Pick up a copy of this week's Seattle Gay News for an exclusive interview with Gary Lightbody of Grammy-nominated band Snow Patrol.

The striking lead singer talks about his home of Belfast, his love for Seattle, and explains why he doesn't remove his shirt as he used to when performing live. An avid book reader, he also recommends a couple of good books to read this fall/winter.

The interview is also available online at www.sgn.org in the Arts & Entertainment section.

Snow Patrol performs at the Paramount Theatre tomorrow, October 14. Visit www.stgpresents.org for last-minute tickets.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Snow Patrol interviews with Seattle Gay News


Grammy-nominated rock band Snow Patrol is headed to Seattle, and they're talking to Seattle Gay News before hitting the stage.

The successful UK quintet, who has toured with Coldplay and U2 in the past year, is set to perform October 14 at the Paramount Theatre (www.stgpresents.org), the group's first appearance in the Emerald City since the release of their 2008 album, A Hundred Million Suns.

Gary Lightbody, lead singer and absolute hottie, was kind enough to speak with Seattle Gay News en route to the Northwest, where Snow Patrol will also appear at Portland's Schnizter Hall on October 13 and Boise's Knitting Factory on October 11. Lightbody discusses the band's future, the gay scene in his home of Belfast, the latest books he's read (he's an avid reader), and his comfort level at being a sex symbol for both gals and gents.

Grab a copy of Seattle Gay News on Friday, October 9 and wrap your eyes around the tall, cool, and handsome, not to mention unbelievably friendly, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. Remember, they're here on October 14!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kanye West / Lady GaGa tour canceled


Seattle Gay News is confirming that the "Fame Kills" tour, billed as a headlining show with Kanye West and Lady GaGa, has been canceled by the promoter. All dates for the road outing, which had excluded Seattle (lord knows why!), have been scrapped for no apparent reason...however, I can only assume that the negative publicity surrounding West's bulyish behavior at last month's MTV VMA's had an impact.

Now, West has time to be...very, very quiet. And let's hope Lady GaGa arranges a headlining tour as a result of this!