Billboard Bits: Warped, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden
News on Warped Tour, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & DresdenRancid, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, Sick Of It All and Fishbone are among the acts set to play a Vans Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Reunion concert Aug. 20 outside of Boston. The show will take place one day after the tour's last scheduled date, which will also be held in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
Tickets are on sale today (July 9) for the special show, which will boast appearances by New Found Glory, Andrew W.K., Dropkick Murphys, Less Than Jake, Unwritten Law, Face to Face, the Vandals, Finch, Something Corporate, MxPx, Ozomatli, My Chemical Romance, Strung Out, Recover, Morgan Heritage, Big Wig, Counterfeit, Midtown, Unseen and Lost City Angels. More acts will be added in the coming weeks.
Highlights of the show will be broadcast as part of a 90-minute concert special on cable music channel Fuse, slated to premiere Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. ET.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.
Luke Vibert, Groove Armada, Alabama 3 and Bent are among the guests on veteran pedal steel guitarist B.J. Cole's "Trouble in Paradise," due July 26 internationally via Cooking Vinyl. No North American release date has been finalized.
Cole and Vibert previously teamed for the 2000 album "Stop the Panic," which was released by Astralwerks in North America. Cole has previously played with such acts as Sting, R.E.M., Beck and Shania Twain during his four-decade career.
The lone tour date on Cole's schedule is a July 31 appearance at the Big Chill Festival in Malvern Hills, England.
-- Tom Ferguson, London
Gabriel & Dresden have signed a two-compilation deal with Nettwerk. The first release is the two-disc "Bloom," due Sept. 7. The 22-track collection features new Gabriel & Dresden productions ("Arcadia") and remixes (Dido's "Don't Leave Home"). Also included is Junkie XL's remix of Sarah McLachlan's "World on Fire" and a cover of Depeche Mode's "Here Is the House" by Andain, produced by the artist and Gabriel & Dresden.
On the same day, Nettwerk will also issue a best-of set from Delerium. The disc will include the Above & Beyond mix of "Silence." Gabriel & Dresden have remixed "Silence," too. Their version will appear, along with Above & Beyond's, on a European single being readied for fall.
-- Michael Paoletta, N.Y.