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RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL

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RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL
Three Special Live Shows July 22 & 23 at The Iridium in New York City

Tune in to Richie’s Twitter today for an exclusive fan code for the July 22nd show!
Tickets available beginning June 12th

July 23rd performances being taped for Public Television’s Front and Center

(June 9, 2014 – New York, NY) To mark the great Les Paul’s birthday today, Richie Sambora has just announced three very special live performances in celebration of the icon’s pioneering legacy. Richie Sambora Honors Les Paul will take place July 22nd (one performance) & July 23rd (two performances) at The Iridium, the famed club where Paul performed weekly for 12 years until his passing in 2009. These not-to-be missed shows promise to be impressive nights of authentic rock ‘n’ roll, celebrating the electric guitar sounds and versatility made possible by Paul’s inventive mind. For fans that are not able to see these incredible performances in person, the July 23rd show will air this fall on Public Television’s Front and Center. All merchandise will benefit The Les Paul Foundation.

Tune in to Richie’s Twitter today (@TheRealSambora) to grab an exclusive fan code for tickets to the July 22nd show at Iridium NYC. Tickets for the July 22nd show go on sale June 12th. Tickets for the Front and Center live tapings on July 23rd go on sale June 13th. VIP and standard packages will be available. Stay tuned to www.richiesambora.com for all ticketing details.

 

ABOUT RICHIE SAMBORA

Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora has become known throughout his remarkable 30-year career for his raw vocals, indelible songwriting and world-class guitar playing. As both a celebrated solo artist and a founding member of multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning band Bon Jovi, Richie has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In addition to his work with Bon Jovi, he has released three acclaimed solo albums that have highlighted a more personal and intimate side to Richie’s songwriting: 1991’s Stranger in This Town,, and 1998’s Undiscovered Soul and 2012’s Aftermath of the Lowdown, which spawned the powerful single “Every Road Leads Home To You.” Richie is continuously lending his vocals and support to important causes and organizations that resonate deeply with him, whether it be the Hurricane Sandy relief effort affecting his home state of New Jersey or issues regarding the environment, homelessness, illness, hunger and music education.

ABOUT THE LES PAUL FOUNDATION
Les Paul formed his foundation as a means to encourage young people to pursue their curiosity and innovation about music, sound and engineering. Recent grants from the Les Paul Foundation include funding to multiple music education programs and to museums that tell the Les Paul story. The foundation’s comprehensive website at www.lespaulfoundation.org connects viewers to numerous resources. The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The foundation is based in New York.

The Les Paul Foundation on the Web:

http://www.lespaulfoundation.org

ABOUT THE IRIDIUM
Deemed “hallowed ground” by legendary guitarist Steve Miller, The Iridium stage has played a part in launching the careers of countless artists, though it may be known best as The Home of Les Paul. Called “The Father of the Electric Guitar,” Paul performed at The Iridium weekly for more than 12 years until his passing in 2009. Today, the club continues to celebrate his legacy, showcasing the diversity of the electric guitar with world-class special guests that have included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, the Rolling Stones’ Mick Taylor, Steve Miller, and Robert Randolph among others. Guitar World called it “the city’s–if not the country’s–new home of the guitar,” the New York Times dubbed it a “guitar shrine,” and the Wall Street Journal described it as “the small club that welcomes millions” for its regular HD webcasts and recordings for its IridiumLive label.

The Iridium on the Web:

http://www.theiridium.com

 

THE LATEST RICHIE SAMBORA NEWS

In just a week, RICHIE & CO will be heading over to the UK to kickoff a limited run of dates.

Beginning on JUNE 13 with a headlining club show in London and wrapping up with a solo date on JULY 3 in Glasgow, the brief mini-tour will cover 2 festivals, 10 headline shows and 7 countries.   We know a lot of fans would love to see RICHIE perform in their country and city and this limited run won’t reach them but we’re going to try and ensure fans are part of the experience by keeping everyone up to date using social media.   This website, Richie’s Twitter feed and Richie’s Facebook page will be updated regularly (and the team is in the process of bringing Richie’s YouTube page and Instagram account back to life.)

In the week before a tour, everyone involved is making final preparations.  Tour cases are being packing and shipped, full of gear and clothing.  Final travel plans are being organized.  Richie is doing phone interviews with press outlets, talking about the upcoming shows (as well as the new music he’s working on and his collaborations with Orianthi.)  And final touches are being put on new merchandise. Plus, we’re you’re in for some surprises along the way.

Keep checking back for news and updates.  Thanks for your patience and your support for RICHIE.   Let’s have some fun.

RICHIE SAMBORA: TOUR DATES

RICHIE SAMBORA heads to EUROPE next week for a LIMITED RUN of concert dates that go thru JULY.   This is by no means an extensive tour.

 

Friday, JUNE 13 at O2 ACADEMY in ISLINGTON (LONDON), ENGLAND**

Sunday, JUNE 15 at DONINGTON PARK  for the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2014

Tuesday, JUNE 17 at O13 in TILBURG, HOLLAND

Thursday, JUNE 19 at BEETHOVENSAAL in STUTTGART, GERMANY

Friday, JUNE 20 at KESSELHAUS in MUNICH, GERMANY

Sunday, JUNE 22 at HUXLEY’S in BERLIN, GERMANY

Tuesday, JUNE 24 at E-WERK in COLOGNE, GERMANY

Thursday, JUNE 26 at BATACLAN in PARIS, FRANCE

Saturday, JUNE 28th at CLAPHAM COMMON for the CALLING FESTIVAL

Monday, JUNE 30th at OLYMPIA in DUBLIN, IRELAND

Tuesday, JULY 1st at ULSTER HALL in BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

Thursday, JULY 3 at O2 ABC in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

 

Then he’s off to the FAR EAST in AUGUST

Sunday, AUGUST 10 at WORLD CUP STADIUM in SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA as part of the CITYBREAK 2014 FESTIVAL

Saturday, AUGUST 16 at MAISHIMA SUMMER SONIC SITE in OSAKA, JAPAN as part of the SUMMER SONIC 2014 FESTIVAL

Sunday, AUGUST 17 at QVC MARINE FIELD in TOKYO, JAPAN as part of the SUMMERSONIC 2014 FESTIVAL

 

ORIANTHI will be joining RICHIE for ALL OF THESE PERFORMANCES.

These are all the concert dates we have for RICHIE SAMBORA at this time.

Should any be added, they will be posted here on www.richiesambora.com and on Richie’s FACEBOOK page and TWITTER Feed (@TheRealSambora)

LIGHTHOUSE by Richie Sambora

“LIGHTHOUSE” is a brand new song written by RICHIE SAMBORA specifically to be performed at the MAY 27, 2014 “Can We Talk… Are You Listening” Drug Awareness Forum at the Pine Belt Arena in Tom’s River, New Jersey.

RICHIE began conceptualizing the song a while back but even up until the last moments (during soundcheck) he was still changing lyrics… this is a newborn song.    RICHIE performed it last night live for the audience for the very first time and was backed by the Manchester High School Chorus.

RICHIE plans to record the song in a proper studio setting ASAP and get up in iTunes.

Once there’s more information and details, we’ll share it with you here.

In the meantime, following are the LYRICS to LIGHTHOUSE

 

LIGHTHOUSE

WHEN YOU’RE BLINDED, CONFUSED

BLUE SKIES SEEM PAINTED GREY

YOU CAN’T HEAR THE WHISPER

WHEN AN ANGEL CALLS YOUR NAME

 

YOU’RE STRUNG OUT COLD

WHILE YOU FIGHT YOUR PERSONAL WAR

ONCE UPON A TIME PEER PRESSURE CROSSED A LINE

OUR KIDS AIN’T NEEDING NEEDLES ANYMORE

 

CHORUS:

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

THROUGH THE FOG AND THE DARK

WE CAN BRAVE OUR HEAVY LOAD

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

FIND A BEACON OF HOPE

‘TIL WE WALK DOWN FREEDOM’S ROAD

 

I KNOW IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE

THAT TOMORROW TURNS BRIGHT

BUT YOU’RE HEADING FOR SAFE HARBOUR

AND SERENITY’S IN SIGHT

 

WHO JUDGE DON’T MATTER

THOSE WHO MATTER DON’T JUDGE

YOU’RE SWIMMING WITH THE TIDE

IN THE WAKE OF THE FLOOD

 

CHORUS:

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

THROUGH THE FOG AND THE DARK

WE CAN BRAVE OUR HEAVY LOAD

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

FIND A BEACON OF HOPE

‘TIL WE WALK DOWN FREEDOM’S ROAD

 

- SOLO-

 

WE ALL HAVE BROKEN PIECES

BLEEDING INSIDE

THEY OBLITERATE OUR CONFIDENCE

AND POISON OUR PRIDE

 

YOU DRIFTED FAR FROM THE SHORE

LIVIN’ DARK DAYS ALONE

THERE’S A BEACON OF HOPE

THAT WILL LEAD YOU HOME

THERE’S A BEACON OF LOVE

THAT WILL GUIDE YOU HOME

 

CHORUS:

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

THROUGH THE FOG AND THE DARK

WE CAN BRAVE OUR HEAVY LOAD

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

FIND A BEACON OF HOPE

‘TIL WE WALK DOWN FREEDOM’S ROAD

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

IF YOU JUST TAKE MY HAND I WILL STAND WITH YOU

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE, THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE

THERE’S NO TELLING WHAT TRUE LOVE CAN DO