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The Go-Go’s farewell tour launches at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Tuesday.Photo by Carl Timpone

Music Planner: Guns N' Roses hit Orlando, the Go-Go's say goodbye, new venue

IN THIS LIFETIME: GUNS N' ROSES There are so many shocking things about Guns N' Roses' reunion tour that it's hard to know where to start. A few off the dome: 1. It's actually happening. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan on stage together in 2016? A miracle, given all the bad blood over the past 25 years. Yet here w …

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  1. With a five-year extension, Bill Edwards' company looks to expand Mahaffey programming

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — As the Mahaffey Theater refines its identity in Tampa Bay's performing arts landscape, mortgage magnate Bill Edwards will continue to run the show.

    Amy Smith, Big3’s new vice president of programming and marketing, is expected to usher in a new era for the Mahaffey.
  2. One of the creepier videos of the '80s: 'Dance with Me'

    Blogs

    Oh how we love Martha Quinn and relish any chance to drop her name on the Stuck in the '80s blog. A topic covered in the oral history books about MTV is the romances of Quinn during her VJ tenure, including the curious pairing between her and Stiv Bators - lead singer of the Lords Of …

  3. Concert review: Guns N' Roses starts early, finishes strong in Atlanta show

    Blogs

    The Guns N’ Roses reunion tour might not be everyone’s cup of tea (or whatever hardcore liquor the band drinks these days), but they seem to be defying our lowered expectations by showing up on time and giving the fans what they paid for. Our Stuck in the ‘80s Atlanta correspondent …

  4. 30 years ago, we fell for REM's 'Fall On Me' and 'Lifes Rich Pageant'

    Blogs

    During the spring we featured Replacements Week were we talked about the Replacements rivalries with other bands. Without a doubt, the Replacement's biggest rivalry was with R.E.M. In the rivalry, the real winner was the music fans as we all were treated to the Replacements working …

  5. There was ANOTHER version of Midnight Blue?

    Blogs

    Ludwig van Beethoven in the '80s? His musical genius is so timeless it's no surprise that Ludwig V pops up in the '80s, so roll over Beethoven and explore today's curiosity Midnight Blue by Louise Tucker.

  6. Ultravox's Midge Ure announces 2016 North American dates

    Blogs

    Over the last few years, few touring artists from the ‘80s have impressed me as much as Midge Ure. And if you’ve missed him to date, you’re lucky because Ure just announced another North American tour for the fall.

    The frontman from Ultravox (and Live Aid co-founder) …

  7. The Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin talks about the band's farewell tour, music industry sexism and more

    Blogs

    The 2016 Billboard Music Awards featured a murderer’s row of A-list ladies: Madonna and Celine Dion, Rihanna and Ariana Grande, Pink and Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears and Meghan Trainor. Gigantic stars, all.

    The Go-Go's
  8. Column: If Pitbull ever disappears, some backup Florida icons

    Florida

    Maybe we'll never have Sweet Home Alabama or The Devil Went Down to Georgia. We can definitely let go of the dream of staking claim to a standard like New York, New York.

    With his army of Parrotheads, Jimmy Buffett is an obvious one.
  9. Morrissey announces 2016 world tour dates

    Blogs

    This just in: Morrissey announces world tour! Coming soon: List of places where you can get ticket refunds after he cancels your town's date. Ah, the jokes never get old.

    The former Smiths frontman-turned-vegan-solo-artist

  10. Music Planner: Guns N' Roses hit Orlando, the Go-Go's say goodbye, new venue

    Music & Concerts

    IN THIS LIFETIME: GUNS N' ROSES

    There are so many shocking things about Guns N' Roses' reunion tour that it's hard to know where to start. A few off the dome:

    The Go-Go’s farewell tour launches at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Tuesday.