Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ween Tickets & Photos

Ween performed last month in Asheville for a near sold old show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Ween is performing at three music festivals this summer! Ween will be performing at the end of May at the Sasquatch Festival (May 31) at The Gorge in Washington, Camp Bisco (July 17) in Mariaville, NY and Ween will be back at the Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 13) in the heart of Tennessee.

Ween, band members are Dean Ween, Gene Ween, Dave Dreiwitz, Claude Coleman Jr. & Glenn McClelland.

Ween is going to be performing on Friday, September 17 in Central Park in New York City!

More Ween Photos at Performance Impressions

More Ween concert dates for summer:

 Ween Tour Dates (Full Tour Schedule):

Thu, May 20, 2010
Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb 26 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the Starland Ballroom box office.

Sun, May 30, 2010
Wilma Theater (Missoula, MT)


Tickets go on sale Friday, March 5. All Ages

Mon, May 31, 2010
Sasquatch Festival (Quincy, WA)


The Gorge Amphitheatre is a nine time winner of Pollstar Magazine's award for Best Outdoor Music Venue.

Sun, June 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Festival (Manchester, TN)

Thu, June 24, 2010
Vogue (Indianapolis, IN)


Fri, June 25, 2010
The Aragon (Chicago, IL)


Sat, June 26, 2010
Roy Wilkins Auditorium (St Paul, MN)


Fri, July 16, 2010
Maine State Pier (Portland , ME)

All ages

Tickets also available at Cumberland County Civic Center box office located at One Civic Center Square in downtown Portland. Box office hours are Monday-Saturday 9:30AM - 5:00PM and Sunday 10:00AM–4:00PM.Tickets may also be purchased at all Bull Moose Music Stores, charged by phone at 888-512-SHOW

Sat, July 17, 2010
Camp Bisco 9 (Mariaville, NY)

Thu, July 29, 2010
Kool Haus (Toronto, Ontario)

Tickets also available:

And at Rotate This, Soundscapes (record shops)

Fri, July 30, 2010
Royal Oak Music Theater (Royal Oak, MI)

Tickets coming soon.

Presale begins Monday, May 10

Public on sale begins Friday, May 14

Sat, July 31, 2010
LC Amphitheater (Columbus, OH)

All Ages

Thu, August 26, 2010
Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)

Tickets available at Cain's Ballroom, Reasor's Grocery Stores, Ida Red,
Starship Records or by phone at 866.977.6849 or

Fri, August 27, 2010
House Of Blues Dallas (Dallas, TX)

Sat, August 28, 2010
Stubb's Barbecue (Austin, TX)


Tickets also available:


Waterloo Records

Long Center for the Performing Arts

Stubb's Box Office

San Antonio: Sam's Burger Joint

San Marcos: Sundance Records

Fri, September 17, 2010
Rumsey Playfield (New York Central Park, NY)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

String Cheese Incident Tickets

Photos by David Oppenheimer

Well, it looks like once again the recently reunited String Cheese Incident will 'String ' their way across the country this year for a few select ' Incidents.'  The SCI will kick off their array of ' Incidents' July 4, 2010 at Rothbury, Michigan.  Then they will continue their trail of cheese to the beautiful, fabulous and always sold out Red Rocks Amphitheater in the breathtaking town of Morrison, Colorado for four nights in July, which are the 23-25 with a four day break until July 29.  The trail will then continue to yet another amphitheater tantamount to that of Red Rocks in the Great Northwest at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. Unfortunately, this show is sold out as well, but here are the dates anyway: July 29 - August 1. Guest musicians have not been announced yet, but should be forthcoming on their website soon.

  Finally their trail of cheese will lead them to the legendary Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Halloween weekend, which the SCI has described as a ' Hulaween Incident ' with a three set night with The Disco Biscuits on October 30.  From my own personal experiences at Hampton, expect nothing but the best when it comes to a live show, no matter who is playing there. The Hampton tickets went on sale April 20, 2010 and are still on sale, but they won't be for long.

Tickets to The String Cheese Incident's Incidents at their website.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chuck Norris Photos at ActionFest Film Festival

The first annual ActionFest Film Festival was held in Asheville, North Carolina from April 15-18, 2010. ActionFest Film Festival is dedicated to the craft of action films with a special emphasis on the stuntmen who risk their lives to create incredible footage for the big screen.  The festival benefited Kickstart Kids, an organization that helps steer trouble youth down the right path and was founded by Chuck Norris.  World premiers of many action films were a part of ActionFest. Merantau won the award for best film and Undisputed 3 won two awards at the ActionFest Film Festival Awards Ceremony, held on April 18 at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. ActionFest film screenings took place at Carolina Cinemas in Asheville. The state-of-the-art 14 screen complex offers even more locally crafted beers to choose from than screens. Carolina Cinemas, founded by Bill Banowsky, a co-founder of ActionFest also features optional custom love seats and both film and digital projectors.

Click on photos for larger view.

Carolina Cinemas also hosted the ActionFest Film Festival Stunt Show on Saturday, April 17. Hundreds of people came out to see the stunt show. Highlights included a free fall stunt demonstration showing the crowd a "heads first" fall which is used to create shots for movies where it is necessary to have the appearance of someone being thrown out of a window or similar situation. Stuntman Jeff Habberstad made a near perfect parachute jump from high overhead and landed just a few feet from his mark in the of the middle of the crowd which was impressive because there was a lot of wind. Jeff's son, Trevor Habberstad performed an air ram stunt in which he was catapulted over a hedgerow onto a several-foot-thick blue mat. For most though, the highlight of the stunt show was Rocketman Dan Schlund's rocket belt jet pack flight over Carolina Cinemas to land his 800 horsepower deafening rocket propelled flying device just a few feet from a row of cameramen.

Despite a thorough warning for all photographers to get ear protection, there was no preparation for sound that came out of the thrusters of the Rocketman's jet pack. Dan Schlund launched from the long side of the building and flew the jet pack what seemed to be well over 50' above the roof flying several hundred feet before the crowd. As Rocketman Dan Schlund slowed his trajectory to begin his decent into the center of the stunt show surrounded by the crowd, he first seemed to tilt both thrusters forward which stopped his horizontal movement. Though still nearly 50' above my head when maneuvering for his landing, when the jet pack's rocket nozzles became slightly angled in the direction of photographers, the sound became a huge roar and the thrust blasted every speck of sand or dirt out of the tiny crevices in the asphalt parking lot sand blasting everything and everyone. Rocketman's flight in his "spacesuit" uniform and with the deep purple & blue titanium colored jet pack bedazzled the crowd with no regard for age. Rocketman Kinnie Gibson also made a flight during ActionFest at McCormick Field.

ActionFest co-founder and stunt show organizer Aaron Norris explained to the crowd details about the stunts they were seeing. A big part of the ActionFest Stunt Show was the Kickstart Kids' martial arts demonstrations. Chuck Norris founded Kickstart Kids to help troubled youths' morals and values through martial arts. The program has been instrumental in turning around the lives of trouble kids that were heading down the wrong path.

At the ActionFest Film Festival Awards Ceremony, Chuck Norris spoke to the crowd about his career, his movies and some memorable stunts from his movies including a skydiving stunt in which a small miscalculation could have led to a fatal in-air collision between two skydivers. Chuck Norris went on to explain to the audience that his brother, Aaron Norris had been at the heart of Chuck's best successes including his work as the Director of M.I.A. III and Producer for Walker, Texas Ranger. At that point, Chuck Norris surprisingly told the crowd that he respectfully declined to accept the award and before most could finish their gasps Chuck went on to say that he was going to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to his brother, Aaron Norris. As Aaron Norris took to the podium to join his brother, Chuck had a huge smile and the completely caught off guard Aaron Norris was almost teary eyed as were many in the crowd who realized the significance of the bond they were experiencing between two brothers who had been through so much together, thick and thin, and rose to the top of their league. Israeli director and martial artist Isaac Florentine won "Best Director" award for his work directing Undisputed 3. Also for Undisputed 3 (which is a must-see), Actor, Stuntman and Director Larnell Stovall won the award for "Best Stunt Choreographer".

Stock ActionFest Photos at Performance Impressions
Paul Weston - Stunt Coordinator - ActionFest Paul Weston
Other Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Stunt Coordinator Paul Weston. Also awarded for Stuntman were Rocketman Howard "Kinnie" Gibson and Stunt Coordinator Jeff Habberstad

Sheree J. Wilson and Judson Mills from Walker, Texas Ranger also came up to Asheville from Texas for ActionFest as did many participants.

Chilean martial artist, stuntman and actor Marko Zaror  won "Best Rising Star" award at ActionFest.  Marko Zaror has recently starred in the ActionFest award winning films Mandrill and Undisputed 3.  While waking off the stage, Marko Zaror unexpectedly jump into the air and became horizontal in the air while spinning before landing back on his feet.

ActionFest Film Festival paid tribute to the stuntmen who have gave countless sacrifices to put the action in action films.  During the awards ceremony, it was noted that stuntmen risk their lives daily to make the leading actors they portray, look good.  In the early days of action films it was said that many of the stuntmen were paid very little money and given little credit and no royalties.  An example was given where a stuntman was paid just over $2000 for a major stunt in a movie that went on to gross $150 million.  Visit the ActionFest website to learn more charity film festival celebrating action films and benefiting Kickstart Kids.

Visit ActionFest Film Festival's Website
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