Music News Digest: Week Of September 8, 2019

September 15, 2019 by Amy Gold

During the week of September 8, 2019, fans bade a final farewell to famed rocker and pop icon, Eddie Money (March 21, 1949 - September 13, 2019). He took the nation by storm in 1978 with the power pop smash, "Two Tickets To Paradise," and went on to become one of the top recording artists of the 1980s with such hits as "Think I'm In Love" (1982) and "Take Me Home Tonight" (1986, featuring Ronnie Spector).

Bob Dylan announced a North American tour with 28 dates confirmed so far beginning October 11, 2019 in Irvine, CA and ending November 21 in Philadelphia, also covering other cities in California as well as many Midwestern, Northern, and Northeastern states. Bruce Springsteen will perform at this year's Stand Up For Heroes benefit event taking place November 4 at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Also, Barry Manilow announced an extension of his Las Vegas residency at the Westgate Resort & Casino into 2020, with new show dates scheduled for February 13-15, February 20-22, March 5-7, and March 26-28.

The Who will launch a U.K. tour in 2020 beginning March 16 in Manchester, England and ending April 8 in London, also covering cities in Ireland and Scotland. The band also announced a new album titled "WHO" due out on November 22, 2019.

Ringo Starr will release a new album titled "What's My Name" which is due out on October 25, 2019 in various formats. Highlights include six new songs plus instrumental and vocal contributions from Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, and members of the All Starr Band.

The Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed" will be reissued on November 1, 2019 as a limited-edition deluxe box set in commemoration of this album's 50th anniversary. Also coming out that day is a new Van Halen 26-track vinyl box set, "The Japanese Singles 1978-1984," a collection of replicas of 13 seven-inch singles of hit classics released in Japan by the band's original lineup.

A new live album titled "John Fogerty -- 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks" will be coming out on November 8, 2019 in various formats. This latest release captures a concert by the former CCR frontman from June 20, 2019 at the famous Denver, CO venue. In addition, a movie documenting that event will be shown on November 11 in theaters across the country for one day only.

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