Royal Blood On Tour With Foo Fighters
Royal Blood was a huge hit in 2014 in the UK (see video) winning best new band at the Brit Awards. Now the duo of Mike Kerr (bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums) are on tour opening for Foo Fighters, bringing their sound based in blues and hard rock to new parts of North America. To celebrate, DRUM! has arranged to give away a few prizes including a signed Evans drumhead, signed poster, t-shirt and copies of the Royal Blood CD or vinyl LP. Enter the contest here.
The tour kicks off July 7 in New Jersey and we're betting they'll have a lot more fans by August. They certainly are in demand in the DRUM! office whenever we need to rock out.
For more on the band, visit royalbloodband.com.
Royal Blood On Tour
- 7/6/15 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
- 7/9/15 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
- 7/16/15 – New York, NY – Citi Field
- 7/19/15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
- 8/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
- 8/13/15 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
- 8/17/15 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
- 8/19/15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- 8/21/15 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
- 8/22/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
- 8/24/15 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
- 8/25/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Learn Cajon Percussion And How To Rock
Drumroll, please: Hal Leonard rolls out its latest Drum Play-Along publications at Summer NAMM. Cajon Play-Along and How To Play Rock Drums will keep drummers of several styles busy learning new techniques to add to their repertoire of chops. The New Cajon Play-Along features artists such as Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin, and many more. And, the new How To Play Rock Drums provides a repertoire of essential grooves and fills.
The Hal Leonard Drum Play-Along series helps drummers play their favorite songs quickly and easily. They just follow the drum notation, listen to the CD to hear how the drums should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. Lyrics are also included for singers, or to help players follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recordings to any tempo without changing pitch.For more information or to place an order for Drum Play-Alongs from Hal Leonard, call the Hal Leonard E-Z Order Line at 800-554-0626, email or visit http://www.Halleonard.com.
Tour DW Factory And Hang With Thomas Lang And Special Guests
Big Drum Bonanza 2015 is overflowing with drummers. With announcements that legends such as Jim Keltner and Greg Bissonette will be there, along with rising stars such as Matt Garstka, this event boasts an incredibly diverse lineup of world-class drummers. Attendees to the weeklong camp will also enjoy a VIP tour of the Drum Workshop factory as well as participate other activities including a live, talk show-style webcast held in the Drum Channel studios.
Drummer/producer Thomas Lang and Muso Entertainment host the Big Drum Bonanza 2015 July 1-5 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join The other special guest instructors include:
- Thomas Lang
- Tony Royster Jr.
- Gregg Bissonette
- Chad Wackerman
- Rich Redmond
- Matt Garstka
- Gergo Borlai
- Jim Keltner
- Dave Elitch
The daily schedule at the Bonanza includes intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q&A sessions, performances, private lessons ain an exclusive setting that allows students to have maximum access to these acclaimed artists.
For more information visit Big Drum Bonanza
Sabian Lets Teachers Teach Teachers
Sabian has established the Sabian Education Network to provide support to drum teachers. Headed up by internationally renowned educator Joe Bergamini, Sabian Education Network provides a welcoming and inclusive forum for drum educators worldwide to exchange ideas and share skills. The forum is open to all educators from the private home studio teacher with a handful of students to a music school or educational institution. Educators who join will get access to the Sabian website, resource library, and online events throughout the world. The site also features a panel of distinguished educators and drummers that will engage local teachers in an open exchange of ideas surrounding educational issues.
“Inside the forum and resource library, teachers will undoubtedly find ideas and inspiration. Ultimately, it’s our aim to create a rewarding and robust dialogue between educators through the Sabian Education Network website, online events, and live events" comments Joe Bergamini.Sign Up Now!
To join the Sabian Education Network, please visit Sabian
Win A Class With Mike Mangini
Vic’s Drum Shop has partnered with Drum Fantasy Camp for an eighth exciting contest. The grand prize is a day of master classes with Mike Mangini, who’ll be teaching at this year's Drum Fantasy Camp, taking place at the Music Garage, home of Vic's Drum Shop from August 7-11.
The winner will receive a free full day (Sunday, August 11 - 9:30am to 4:30pm) of master classes taught by Mike. The first randomly drawn email will be awarded the prize. The winner will also be eligible for all of the perks, benefits, and goodies that Drum Fantasy Camp registrants will receive, including:
- A 10% discount on all purchases made at Vic’s during the camp
- Free shipping on large items to any destination in the continental U.S.
- One-on-one product advice with members of Vic’s expert staff
- Small group clinics on various drumming topics.