Blues Rock Stalwarts to Launch Big 2019 European Tour to Celebrate ZZ 50th Anniversary.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top’s 1969 formation in the Houston area of Texas. The blues-rock stalwarts are set to launch an extensive summer tour in Europe in connection with the celebration of that unparalleled milestone.
The tour is slated to get underway in early June in Scandinavian countries and heads to central Europe thereafter, concluding in the UK in late July. While the bulk of the band’s European tour stops will be announced in the near future, those already on the books include;
June 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Prague Rocks
July 05 - Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona Rock Fest
July 12 - London, UK - SSE Arena Wembley
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Sony has finished up its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. The news was discovered in a filing with the SEC Wednesday. The merger is expected to give Sony nearly $1.3 billion in revenue.
News of the deal comes about three weeks after the EU Commission gave the deal regulatory approval.
However, back in 2012, Sony and other investors acquired EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion dollars. To finish the outright ownership deal that was valued at $4.75 billion dollars, Sony paid about $2.3 billion to buy out the other investor groups.
To get the deal done, Sony paid $287.5 million to the Jackson estate for its nearly 10 percent share. Sony also agreed to assume $1.359 billion in debt. According to the SEC filing,