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Lettuce will return to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 13th, bringing along an impressive billing of musicians and supporting acts for the Morrison, CO performance. Dubbed Rage Rocks, the show will see Lettuce welcome special guests Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. and Ghostface Killah, with a number of great bands as well. Performances from Turkuaz, The Russ Liquid Test, and J Rocc of The Beat Junkies are all participating in the Rage Rocks celebration.A limited supply of pre-sale tickets can be found here, as well as more information about the event. To get excited, check out the band’s hype video below![Cover photo via Jeremy Scott]
The Revivalists have announced the Against All Odds Spring 2018 headline tour. The NOLA-based group has expanded their touring machine to eight people, including David Shaw [lead vocals/guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard & trumpet], PJ Howard [percussion].Kicking off on April 11th in St. Petersburg, FL, the 10-date trek will bring the band’s ground-shaking live show though multiple cities in Florida and Texas before ending with two hometown performances during New Orleans Jazz Fest. Support for the tour includes Samantha Fish for the Texas dates, with support to be announced for the Florida and New Orleans shows. Pre-sale tickets are available now via Tickets Today. General on-sale begins Friday, February 2nd at 10am local time. For ticket info, please visit the band’s website.2018 is already gearing up to be another busy year for The Revivalists, in addition to the tour, will perform sets at Bonnaroo and BottleRock Festival this summer. Check out the full schedule below, with more dates expected to be added soon.THE REVIVALISTS 2018 TOUR DATES:March 4 Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music FestivalApril 11 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LiveApril 12 Orlando, FL @ House of BluesApril 13 Miami, FL @ The FillmoreApril 14 Jacksonville, FL @ Florida TheaterApril 18 Dallas, TX @ House of BluesApril 19 Houston, TX @ House of BluesApril 20 Austin, TX @ Stubb’sApril 21 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec TheatreMay 3 New Orleans, LA @ Saenger TheatreMay 5 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 27 Napa, CA @ BottleRock 2018June 9 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
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Enduring an embarrassing run so far, Delhi Daredevils face the enormous task of presenting a decent challenge when they take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL encounter, here today.It will be extremely difficult for Daredevils to pick up the pieces from their 10-wicket drubbing against Kings XI Punjab after being shot out for their lowest ever IPL total of 67 runs. Their bowlers have still managed to make an impression but the batsmen have let the side down with unending poor run.Languishing at the bottom of the table with four points from eight games, facing an in-form Sunrisers (13 points from 10 games) will be a tough proposition especially with the kind of form opposition captain David Warner is in. Except for the initial period, Daredevils have struggled badly and have only gone from bad to worse.It is turning out to be yet another nightmarish season for the hosts and compounding their misery is a hamstring injury to captain Zaheer Khan, forcing him to miss out on the last match against Kings XI Punjab. Zaheer will also miss the game tonight and remains doubtful for the rest of the season.It is still now known if he will be able to make a come back and their England import Sam Billings is also leaving home to honour his international commitments. Even Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada are set to leave this week.Expectations that a number of all-rounders will do the job for them in absence of quality top-order batsmen have fallen flat. They lack an inspirational leader and handing the reins of the team to out-of-form Karun Nair shows how bad the situation is for them.advertisementOn the other hand, the defending champions have gone from strength to strength and have a captain who is leading from the front. On Sunday, the contrasting performances of the two sides tells the story.Daredevils were shot out for 67 and Hyderabad put on the board 209 for 3 against Kolkata Knight Riders before crushing the two-time champions by 48 runs.Hyderabad’s dominance was a result of an exceptional knock from captain Warner, who smashed 126 off 59 balls, punishing the KKR bowlers with 10 fours and eight sixes. Not only Warner (Current Orange Cap holder with 459 runs) but New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has also been in great touch. He has been batting exceptionally well since joining the side.Yuvraj Singh is due for a big score and if he also gets his touch back, it will make Hyderabad more dangerous.Indian paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Current Purple Cap holder with 20 wickets) has also been a a fantastic performer this season. His accuracy has been annoying batsmen from all rival teams. Ashish Nehra is always an asset despite being an ageing star while Mohammed Siraj has also played a great support role with senior teammates.All these factors make Hyderabad a side that makes them very competitive even for the most consistent sides likes KKR and Mumbai Indians.On the other side, lack of intent in Daredevils players has been very surprising. Only Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada and Corey Anderson looked like taking the oppositions on. The Indian players, save Amit Mishra, have fared poorly.Sanju Samson has failed to build on a good start when he hammered the first ton of the season. It will be miraculous if Daredevils improve. The good thing is that out of six remaining matches, they have five at home.Teams:Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (Captain), Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (WK), Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Marlon Samuels.Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha (WK), Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj.