Get your calendars out: There is a lot happening during 2023.
We take a look at 16 key dates below coming up this year that you won’t want to miss.
Jan. 6: Iggy Pop’s new album ‘Every Loser’ arrives
For his 19th solo LP, Everyone loses, Iggy Pop teamed up with producer Andrew Watt (who recently worked on Ozzy Osbourne‘s Patient number 9 and Eddie Vedder‘s Land dweller) for a robust LP that includes guest appearances by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Guns ‘n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan. The LP will be released on Atlantic and Gold Tooth Records, Watt’s new label. “I’m the guy with no shirt who rocks; Andrew and Gold Tooth get it and we made a record together the old fashioned way,” Pop said in a 2022 statement. “The players are guys I’ve known since they were kids , and the music will beat the crap out of you.”
Jan. 13: Stolen Eagles lyrics court to be held in New York City
Three men – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame curator Craig Inciardi, bookseller Glenn Horowitz and rock auctioneer Edward Kosinski — appeared before a judge in New York City this fall. All three have been charged with attempting to sell stolen property Eagles texts and were charged in July 2022. All three pleaded not guilty. The case covers around 100 pages Don Henley‘s handwritten notes and lyrics, including various songs from the band’s 1976 album, Hotel California. The papers were allegedly stolen sometime in the late 70s by Ed Sanders, who had been hired to write an Eagles biography. The book never materialized and the documents changed hands several times until 2016, when Henley was made aware that Inciardi and Kosinski were trying to sell parts of the pages to an auction house. The saga will probably end on January. 13, where a final decision is made by a judge.
Jan. 27: The journey to perform first concert together since the legal feud between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain
Things can get a little awkward on stage when Trip perform their first show in 2023 on Jan. 27 in Durant, Oklahoma. Guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain had a tumultuous 2022 which included a lawsuita cease-and-desist order and several accusatory tweets. The disputes are ongoing. (See below for details on the pair’s upcoming court hearing, which Schon insisted will not affect the band’s 2023 50th anniversary tour.)
Early February: Nominations for the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
We are not quite sure when the 2023 nominations will be Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be announced, but early February is a big possibility. Class of the year is open to those who made their debut recording in 1997 did acts like queen of the stone age, Missy Elliott, Mouse and others eligible for the first time. Many previously qualified actions have a second shot, which Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, New York Dolls, Engine head and Rage against the machine.
February 5: 65th Annual Grammy Awards
There is a lot of talent on the list above Grammy nominations this year. Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Costello & The Deceivers, the The black keys and Spoon have all been nominated for Best Rock Album. In the meantime ABBA, Bonnie Raitt, Christine McVie, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Megadeth, Blondie, Neil Young and Sheryl Crow is also at prices. The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+.
February 10: Motley Crue perform their first concert with guitarist John 5
When Motley Crue hits the stage in February, they’ll be doing it with one new member. Guitarist John 5 takes over tour assignments from Mick Marswho announced his retirement from the road in 2022. (Mars is still an official member of Motley Crue, but as the band said in a statement, “can no longer handle the rigors of the road.”) John 5 is the perfect fit, according to the bassist Nikki Sixx. “He checks all the boxes,” Sixx wrote on Twitter. “He is [an] insane player. Respects our music, is funny as hell and has history with us and we’ve written some pretty big hits together.”
3 March: Preliminary hearing for the travel case
Schon sued Cain for allegedly restricting his access to a band’s credit card information in November. In the suit, Schon claimed that he tried to gain access without invoking legal action for many months, without success. Kain responded, claiming that Schon was the one who abused the card and had earned “huge personal costs” on the account. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3, the same day the band is scheduled to perform in University Park, Pa.
March 10: First joint show date for Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel
You can see two legendary acts – Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel — for the price of one this year at seven venues across the United States. The first performance will take place in Los Angeles on March 10, followed by Arlington, Texas (April 8), Nashville (May 19), Philadelphia (June 16), Columbus, Ohio, (August 5), Kansas City , Mo. (August 19) and Foxborough, Mass. (Sept. 23) “Excited to hit the road with the awesome [Billy Joel] in 2023,” Nicks further wrote Twitter in 2022.
April 14: Metallica drops new album, ’72 Seasons’, followed by Global Tour
Not only do Metallica plans to release a new album with the title 72 Seasonson April 14, but they also plan to launch one massive global tour shortly after April 27. The band’s 2023-24 world tour will see the band play two nights per city, and they have promised not to repeat any songs in each venue. They are joined by fine company: Support acts included Panther, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills. The first single from 72 Seasons“Lux Eterna“, is out now.
May 3: Ozzy Osbourne is scheduled to return to the road
Ozzy Osbourne has dealt with a number of health issues over the past few years that have kept him from performing on stage, including some major surgery on his neck. “My head is OK, my creativity is OK, my singing is OK, but I just can’t damn well walk now,” Black Sabbath singer said in 2022. “I can’t tell you how fucking frustrating life has become… I’ve never been so sick for so long in my life.” Still, Osbourne’s website has him scheduled to perform in Europe this spring, starting May 3 in Helsinki and continuing through various cities until May 19.
May 18: Peter Gabriel tours the UK and Europe with new music
It’s been more than a decade Peter Gabriel released new music, but he has something coming in 2023. There has been no official release date for in Island but Gabriel is scheduled to take one trip of the UK and Europe this spring and he plans to take the new music with him. “It’s been a while and I’m now surrounded by a whole bunch of new songs and excited to take them out on the road,” the former. Genesis the singer said in a statement announcing the tour. “Glad to see you out there.”
May 20: Pantera perform first reunion show in the US
Panther performed at Texcoco, Mexico’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in December, marking their first show since 2001. The reunion was announced in July 2022 after receiving permission from the drummer’s estate Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” by Darrell Abbottthe late brothers who co-founded the band in 1981. The current lineup includes Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, plus touring members Zak Wylde and Charlie Benante. They are now bringing the show to the US, with the first set taking place on May 20th in Daytona Beach. They will then tour Europe and return to the US in August for more shows.
June 10: Joni Mitchell returns with first full-length concert in decades
Joni Mitchell suffered a serious brain aneurysm in 2015, leaving her unable to walk, talk, sing or play the guitar, which she had to learn again. Even before the aneurysm, Mitchell led a largely quiet life. The last time she hosted a concert was in 2002 at one benefit show in Los Angeles. But over the past few years, Mitchell has steadily returned to music with the help of a singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. Mitchell surprised fans in 2022 when she unexpectedly appeared at the Newport Folk Festival with Carlyle and performed a selection of songs. It was the warm-up concert because Mitchell is now scheduled to perform for her first full length show for more than two decades on June 10 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington.
July 6: Foreigner kicks off farewell tour
Touring these days doesn’t feel like the first time for Foreigner, who plan to stop and embark on a farewell tour set to begin July 6 in Alpharetta, Ga. “Foreigner is a completely revitalized band with a brand new energy that has won the hearts of our fans all over the world, and I want to get out while the band is still at the top of its game,” co-founder guitarist and sole. original member Mick Jones told Billboard in 2022. “I had the idea of becoming a foreigner back in 1974, and I was 30 years old then. By the end of our farewell tour, it will have been over 50 years – and it’s still a long time. on the road.”
July 14: Bret Michaels, Night Ranger and Jefferson Starship Launch Tour
Bret Michaels is hits the road this summer and he’s bringing some friends. That Married singer will perform at various amphitheaters across the US, with a little help from Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship and other guests. “If you pour it into a bowl, it’s the spectacular show of Kissthe fun party of Jimmy Buffett and some Pit bull high energy, just good party rave,” Michaels explained of the 2022 tour. “And then a little Bret Michaels thrown in there for a little pepper on top of it all.”
July 31: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join Pink on tour
Newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will appear as special guests at more shows with Pink this summer. The first concert will take place on July 31st at Boston’s Fenway Park, followed by five more tour dates in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Los Angeles.