Following the tragic death of longtime keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens two weeks ago, Jack White has recruited Queen of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita to fill the role. Fertita will assist the band on keyboard and piano for all of White’s forthcoming dates, beginning in Istanbul on November 7th.A statement from Third Man Records read:“Although it is impossible to replace Ikey, the incredibly talented Dean Fertita will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack’s currently announced tour dates.”White’s European tour runs through November 19, then resumes in Nashville in January, followed by a stint at Madison Square Garden on January 30.The two have previously collaborated on White’s other project the Dead Weather, of which Owens was also a member. Check out a Dead Weather Glastonbury performance below.
STS9 will ring in the new year with a run of five shows in Atlanta, GA. Billed as 2020 Visions, the year-end run will see the band perform for four nights at local favorite venue, The Tabernacle, on December 27th (with sub-ID), 28th (with ExMag), 29th (with Toubab Krewe), and 31st (with Modern Measure). STS9 will also perform at an as-yet-undisclosed location on December 30th. Details and ticketing information for the December 30th show as part of the STS9 2020 Visions NYE run will be revealed at a later date.Fans can head here now to register for pre-sale tickets to the four announced shows and enter for a chance to win various prizes including a “Season 2020” pass, which includes two tickets to any non-festival STS9 show in 2020. Since the start of 2019, STS9 has been busy on the road playing multiple nightly sets at premier North American venues including LA’s Wiltern, SF’s Warfield, Austin’s ACL Live, Colorado’s Red Rocks, and NY’s Brooklyn Mirage. Between their stacked sold-out plays, they’ve brought their universally acclaimed transcendent performances to the world’s biggest jam & electronic festivals like Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and their own four-night event, Wave Spell. Now in its second year running, Wave Spell featured nine momentous sets from STS9, including three EP showcases alongside other notable names on the bill like Mark Farina, The New Deal, Thirftworks, Christian Martin, Random Rab, among others.Related: STS9 Pushes The Sky To The Limit At Explosive Red Rocks Finale [Photos/Video]See below for a full list of STS9’s upcoming tour dates. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website here.STS9 Upcoming Tour DatesOctober 24 – Suwannee Hulaween Festival (Live Oak, FL)October 26 – The Caverns – Pelham, TNOctober 27 – The Caverns – Pelham, TNNovember 22 – Wonderfront Festival – San Diego, CADecember 27 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GADecember 28 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GADecember 29 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GADecember 30 – To Be AnnouncedDecember 31 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GAView Upcoming Tour Dates
The transformer, two radiators and batteries travelled by barge from Nuremberg and other hubs on the German inland waterway system.On arrival in Brunsbüttel port, they were unloaded onto specialist truck and trailer combinations via a floating crane for subsequent delivery to the sub-station.The transformer weighed 261 tonnes and was 11.35 m in length, 3.83 m wide and 4.36 m in height. Each radiator weighed 32 tonnes and was 7.11 m long, 3.90 m wide and 4.36 m high. The special vehicle combination that was used to transport the transformer from quayside to sub-station was 52.4 m in length and consisted of two 8 x 4-axle tractors and an additional 18 modular axles. The total weight of the combination was 400 tonnes. Holger Dechant, from Universal Transport said: “With this unusual multimodal transport, we were able to demonstrate that our job does not stop at the quayside. “Frank Schnabel, managing director of Brunsbuttel ports, added that this challenge confirmed the port’s capabilities for handling large and heavy cargoes. www.universal-transport.comwww.schrammgroup.de
Related TopicsIndiansMLBRangersTwins Sunday was another golden opportunity for the Indians to quiet the naysayers that continue to pile on this team that they can’t beat the good teams, and that the team is simply falling apart with five weeks left in the MLB regular season.Instead, they again had a poor offensive outing, and when it counted the most, couldn’t hit a ball out of the infield with one out in the 9th in an eventual 2-1 setback to the Texas Rangers.Overall the weekend was rather painful minus Friday, as the Tribe dropped three of four to Texas, and overall on the season the team lost five of seven games to the Rangers.Add the fact that in those seven games the Indians were outscored by Texas by a margin of 39-23 (5.5 average per game for the Rangers, 3.2 average per game for the Tribe), and you can see why fans are rightfully concerned about a potential playoff showdown with the Rangers. In the season series, the Rangers outscored the Tribe 20-10 in the three games in Cleveland and 19-13 in the four games in Texas, not good if you are looking ahead to trying to beat this team in October.For the Indians, the biggest challenge may just be trying to hold off and get to October, a destination that for quite awhile this season has looked like a shoe-in.The team walks into another Monday affair with the feisty Minnesota Twins leading the division by 4.5 games over the Detroit Tigers, and now just 5.5 over the Royals, who don’t seem to be going away quietly after their World Series win less than a year ago.While their series against the Rangers was tough, there seemed to be two major bright spots. The first was (once again) the solid pitching of former Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber, who Friday went 6 innings, winning his 6th straight in the Indians only win 12-1.Sunday there was a bright spot in the 2-1 loss, that being Danny Salazar, who the team sorely needs back to pitching like he did early in the season.Salazar went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits with 10 K’s in the loss, but was much sharper than he’s been in quite some time.If he can get back to form, it would be a monster boost for a team that looked at one point to having too many good starters to know only being able it seems to count on Kluber’s start every five days.The Twins are next, and almost all Indians fans already are well aware that despite them being 49-81 and going nowhere fast in the AL Central, they also are 5-8 against them, with a big six more games against Minnesota this season.The offense is a main concern right now, with the lackluster showings in Oakland and Texas minus the game Friday, if this team wants to make the postseason, they had better not continue to remain in the slumps they seem to be currently in.Otherwise, those dreams of playoff baseball will be just distant memories when they are doing locker clean out the first Monday in October. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede
Araya Diaz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Morgan Freeman will lead a star-studded charity table reading of the classic 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.The fundraiser, called Feelin’ Alive, put together by comic Dane Cook, also stars Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn and Henry Golding, and will benefit Penn’s nonprofit CORE, as well as REFORM Alliance — which was launched last year by a group including Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Robert Kraft and Michael Rubin.Exactly which roles the actors will play remains a mystery, although Penn, 59, says he won’t be reprising his memorable role as surfer dude Jeff Spicoli, only hinting, “I’m very confident in the new guy.”The actors’ parts will be revealed at the online event, taking place next Thursday.Original Fast Times director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe will make a special introduction at the event. Crowe, referencing one of Spicoli’s famous line from the movie, says in a statement obtained by Deadline, “It is, as a great man once said, ‘totally awesome.’”The original film also starred Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold and Forest Whitaker.Dane Cook Presents Feelin’ A-Live, will be available to view via Facebook Live and TikTok through CORE’s Facebook page, and will also stream on Live X Live.By George CostantinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.