Expect a night of “Mayhem!…Music!…Thrills!” when “The Ringmaster” himself DAVE STEWART takes over the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, January 30, 2014 with a very special show billed as “VaVoom…A Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus.” The esteemed singer, songwriter, and guitarist (and Eurythmics co-founder) and his band will present a colorful, unforgettable evening of music and theatrics with circus elements and burlesque featuring characters from the Los Angeles’ famed troupe Lucha VaVoom who will be fully integrated into the show. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 AM; more information can be found here: http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=245809.
STEWART and his creative collective WEAPONS OF MASS ENTERTAINMENT just premiered the revolutionary short film/music video for “Every Single Night”–the first single from STEWART’s new album LUCKY NUMBERS, released September 30 via Kobalt Label Services–at www.rollingstone.com. You can view the video, which features characters from Lucha VaVoom, here: http://smarturl.it/esnov
STEWART and WEAPONS OF MASS ENTERTAIMENT joined forces with Sound Technology Experts, DTS, in order to provide viewers with an experience unlike anything else in the medium. Together, they filmed the short film/music video in 4K and mixed it in 11.1 surround sound, breaking ground for the art form itself. Upon availability later this month, users will be able to download a free app featuring the “Every Single Night” music video and experience it in immersive 11.1 surround sound over any pair of headphones, made possible by DTS Headphone:X™.
Still shot from “Every Single Night”
Praise for DAVE STEWART’s 2013 album
“This tale [‘One Step Too Far’] of a doomed man on the run, from the new Lucky Numbers, captures all that’s satisfying about Americana.”
–Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY, October 8, 2013
“The track [‘Every Single Night’] finds Stewart chronicling romantic turmoil and redemption (‘When we were young, not so invincible, I took every blow/But it hurt so much, I got shell-shocked; recovery was slow’) over a smooth soft-rock groove and soulful backing vocals from country belter Martina McBride.”
–Ryan Reed, ROLLINGSTONE.COM, August 20, 2013
“…It’s lined with well-crafted songs littered with familiar melodic signposts from country, rock, and blues, and played with exemplary élan by the core group of Nashville musicians that graced the previous two records. It’s all so impeccably held together by the ringmaster himself, you can almost smell the camaraderie that wafts through the 12-song set.”
–Tony Hardy, CONSEQUENCEOFSOUND.NET, October 9, 2013
“…amazing solo album…Stewart opens his soul and hits the listener with song after song of emotional brilliance. ‘Drugs Taught Me a Lesson’ is one of the best songs he has ever written, it is so open, honest and in a sick way, kinda funny, although the guy is being honest here. There is something about ruining our lives that can make a person smile sometimes. On ‘You and I’ the emotion is so thick that one literally is swept away in feelings, positive and negative, current and nostalgic. ‘What is Wrong with Me?’ is another lesson in downright honest songwriting that will make the listener begins to reflect on his or her own shortcomings. At the end of the day, Dave Stewart is a brilliant songwriter and this album deserves to be heard.”
–Jeb Wright, CLASSICROCKREVISITED.COM, October 8, 2013
“…an absolutely outstanding follow-up to both last year’s ‘The Ringmaster General’ and 2011′s The Blackbird Diaries. .With Lucky Numbers Stewart flawless blends together a style that includes elements of both country and rock, but with his own very unique flair.”
–Kristyn Clarke, UNSKINNYPOP.COM, October 1, 2013