News, Reviews and Upcoming Shows

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything here. My schedule just got too busy with the Brian David Mitchell trial.

But now that’s over, and in an effort to catch up, there have been a couple of tidbits of concert news that are worth noting.

Last week, a couple of good tours passed through Utah. Reckless Kelly, who sold out The State Room earlier this year, added a second show and promptly sold that one out too the next night, returned to play an additional two nights at the State Room Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. The alt-country rock band, lead by brothers Willy and Cody Braun, originated in Stanley, ID but soon relocated to Austin, TX. If anyone went to one of these shows, post a review!

Also from the world of country music, The Judds played the ESA as part of their Final Encore Tour. Wynonna and Naomi were the biggest duo in country music in the mid ’80s to early ’90s. Again, if anyone caught the show, post a review!

Sarah McLachlan announced her new tour and will be delivering a Valentine’s Day show on Feb. 14 at Kingsbury Hall.

In the world of hard rock, former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist extraordinaire Slash will be at The Depot Jan. 29. His first true solo album (not Slash’s Snakepit) was released earlier this year. It included guest vocalists on each track including Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, Ian Astury and Fergie, which was one of the better songs on the album.

And in metal news, the iconic Judas Priest have announced their farewell tour. After 40 years, the Metal Gods are calling it a career and expected to tour extensively in 2011. No word yet on a possible Salt Lake date.

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