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Tool Descends On San Jose’s SAP Center [Gallery]

first_imgTool just wrapped up their second US tour in as many years this weekend, including a stop at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The band seemed tighter than ever, opening with four tracks from 2001’s Lateralus: “The Grudge”, “Parabol”/“Parabola” and “Schism” before dialing it all the way back to the title track off their 1992 debut EP, “Opiate”.In the day and age of plug-and-play electronic DJs and where the grassroots decentralization of the music business has seemed to gain the upper hand on upending industry big wigs, vocalist Maynard James Keenan is a larger-than-life musician maintaining the myth of the mysterious rockstar persona. In what appears to be a revitalized creative interest in engaging fans as Tool, Keenan, drummer Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and bassist Justin Chancellor showed San Jose they are feeling good. As he has all tour, Keenan was donned in full-out protective S.W.A.T. gear with small rainbow emblems on the knee-pads and chest, a controller for his microphone as a utility belt, (which could have been turned up a few notches), and black sunglasses all under a protective helmet. The rest of the band, while maintaining their stationary quadrant of the stage, stood before the beaming appreciation of fans while the lead singer avoided the spotlight, literally shrouded in mystery, smoke, and under first-class protection. During the Grammy-winning “Anemia,” as well as throughout the majority of the show, Keenan reserved the left-rear of the stage for himself to ninja kick, karate chop, stretch, and dance however he wanted to.Part of Tool’s approach to the show takes the element of surprise away, as their setlist remains mostly the same from show to show. Though the band hasn’t released music in eleven years, their 2006 release 10,000 Days affirmed their critical and commercial appeal worldwide. So when Tool debuted “Descending” at the beginning of the tour, it made for another exciting reason to catch the band live.They played “Descending” on Wednesday night, which segued into “Jambi,” then into the lone pull from 2000’s Salival, “Third Eye” before ending the set with a monstrous rendition of “Forty-Six & 2.”Sound difficulties, marked largely by the rushed techs in the background and during intermission, gave a muddy feeling to the usually crisp sound of the SAP Center but took a backseat to the experience as a whole.Detailed visual imagery, either specifically created music videos (commercially released or not) combined with an intricate laser show that spanned over tens of strategically placed mirrors around the stage and arena created a truly multi-level experience between sound, sight, and meaning.After set-break, a countdown of 12 minutes appeared in the six-sided star logo that hung over center stage, and when it hit zero, the lights went dark. Carey treated the crowd to an intense and thunderous drum solo, building anticipation for the moment of truth. Tool has been changing their setlist by one song all tour, with Wednesday night’s choices boiled down to either “Vicarious” or “The Pot.” San Jose was given “The Pot.” The trio of songs “Sweat”, “(-) Ions” and “Stinkfist” closed the show just before 11PM sharp.Much like on his tour with A Perfect Circle, Keenan and company did not return to the stage for an encore. In place of additional music, the venue unleashed confetti cannons at the end of the show.Enjoy the full gallery below, by Josh Huver of Must Have Media.Setlist: Tool | SAP Center | San Jose, California | 6/21/17I: The Grudge, Parabol, Parabola, Schism, Opiate, AEnema, Descending, Jambi, Third Eye, Forty-Six & 2II: Drum Solo, The Pot, Sweat, (-) Ions, StinkfistTool | SAP Center | San Jose, California | 6/21/17 | Photos by Josh Huver Photo: Joshua Huver Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Gustin tops Modified main, Embrey gets 100th win at Hamilton County Speedway’s Hubbard Memorial

first_imgBy Ryan BergesonWEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Sept. 28) – Richie Gustin took home the biggest check while Randy Embrey reached a big career win mark Saturday at Hamilton County Speedway’s inaugural Dave Hubbard Me­morial. Gustin capitalized on his pole start and led all 20 laps of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event, earning $1,500 for his efforts. Ryan Ruter raced to second from the ninth starting posi­tion but could not reel in Gustin.Tyler Droste raced to a third place finish from the sixth row and Jason Murray finished fourth from the fifth row. Gustin was already on the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Charging to the front of the field from his fifth row start, Embrey won for the 100th time in his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock career, earning $750. David Rieks, Bill Bonnett and John Watson finished out the top four. Continuing his torrid September, Carter VanDenBerg added the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers to his resume. Matt Lettow and VanDenBerg battled up front for several laps before VanDenBerg got the upper hand. Curtis Van Der Wal cruised to the second position but could not reel in the leader. Vanden­berg pocketed the winning prize followed by Van Der Wal, Brett Lowry and Matt Hoeft. Merv Chandler powered to the front of the field in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. He domi­nated a 13-car field and was first to the $200 checkered flag, followed by John Whalen, Joseph DeBoer and Nate Evans. In all, 184 drivers packed the pits at Hamilton County for the final night of racing this season and thanks to numerous and generous donations from sponsors, the purse for the event totaled nearly $40,000. Former speedway regular Dave Hubbard, who died last spring, was remembered. Todd Cooney’s IMCA Late Model featured a paint scheme to honor “Racer 5.” The door skins, quarter panels and roof were auctioned off during intermission and all proceeds went to the Hubbard family. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Richie Gustin; 2. Ryan Ruter; 3. Tyler Droste; 4. Jacob Murray; 5. Mark Elliott; 6. Cayden Carter; 7. Ronn Lauritzen; 8. Greg Elliott; 9. Randy Havlik; 10. Levi Nielsen; 11. Scott Hogan; 12. Dakota Hayden; 13. Scott Williams; 14. Mark Schulte; 15. David Brown; 16. Bill Davis Jr.; 17. Russ Dickerson; 18. Shane Monson; 19. Devin Havlik; 20. Jim Cole; 21. Jeff Waterman; 22. Jimmy Gustin; 23. Scott Olson; 24. Zach Less. Hobby Stocks – 1. Randy Embrey; 2. David Rieks; 3. Bill Bonnett; 4. John Watson; 5. Austin Wolfgram; 6. Ty Griffith; 7. Craig Graham; 8. Cody Nielsen; 9. Mike Hughes; 10. Matt Mundt; 11. August Bach; 12. Jeremy Morriss; 13. Cory Roe; 14. Dustin Tapp; 15. Nate Bonin; 16. Matt White; 17. T.J. Mortenson; 18. Andrew Burg; 19. Seth Janssen; 20. Ruben Stanbrough; 21. Shaun Wirtz; 22. Adam Strunk; 23. Myles Michehl; 24. Jacob Keiser.Northern SportMods – 1. Carter VanDenBerg; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal; 3. Brett Lowry; 4. Matt Hoeft; 5. Matt Lettow; 6. Jared VanDeest; 7. Bob Sutherland; 8. Jeremy Embrey; 9. Sam Wieben; 10. Nick West; 11. Nate Hughes; 12. Duane Van Deest; 13. Tony Johnson; 14. Bill Hildreth; 15. Coty Albers; 16. Paul Price; 17. Tim Judd; 18. Taylor Musselman; 19. Nick Roberts; 20. Johna­than Logue; 21. Nick Meyer; 22. Brad Iverson; 23. Brandon Leeman; 24. Jerid Ratzke. Sport Compacts – 1. Merv Chandler; 2. John Whalen; 3. Joseph DeBoer; 4. Nate Evans; 5. Duane Ferguson; 6. Adam Strunk; 7. Dustin Haggard; 8. Tommy Beekman; 9. Adam Gates; 10. Kalan Guthrie; 11. Mike Nehring; 12. Cody Cleghorn; 13. Stephanie Nielson.last_img read more

Fulham unveils Dafabet deal for Premier League return

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon AsianBGE launches live instant win channel with Pin Projekt June 24, 2020 Dafabet grows cricket portfolio with Durham and Sussex deals July 15, 2020 Submit As the club gets ready for a return to the Premiership, Fulham FC has welcomed Dafabet as its new main team partner, in a two-year record shirt sponsorship deal for the club.The announcement of the new partnerships coincides with the launch of the club’s new 18/19 adidas home and away kits, which will carry the Dafabet logo displayed on the front of the playing shirts worn by the First Team for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign and the Fulham FC Women’s team. The Home Kit will be worn for the first time this Saturday (14 July) when Slaviša Jokanović’s side plays Reading in a pre-season friendly at Aldershot Town. Dimitris Karatzas, Chief Executive Officer at Dafabet, commented: “We are delighted to continue our long-lasting presence in the Premier League by partnering with a club full of heritage and tradition.  While the relationship is in the early stages, our initial discussions with the club’s officials have given me every confidence that we share the same passion for football, we’re looking forward to a fruitful and successful partnership.”John Cruces, Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship at Dafabet, added: “We’re very proud to announce our partnership with Fulham Football Club who are steeped in tradition being London’s oldest club. Being one of the most recognised Asian brands it was very important to us to continue to be seen in the most watched league in club football, especially seeing more new gaming brands entering football of late.  We’ll be bringing the highest level of experience to the partnership and will engage with both the club and fans, working towards common goals. It goes without saying we look forward to forming a successful relationship, roll on the new season.”Fulham Football Club earned a place in the Premier League, after an absence of four years, by defeating Aston Villa 1-0 in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley last May. Pre-season preparations are firmly underway as the team gets ready for the 2018/19 Premier League opener at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday 11 August. As well as presence on the front of playing shirts from 2018/19, Dafabet branding will be visible around Craven Cottage on matchdays and across the Club’s social media and digital channels. There will also be significant engagement opportunities for Dafabet to reach the Club’s domestic and international fan base. Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of Fulham FC reacted to the new partnership: “I am delighted that the Club has been able to benefit from the team’s tremendous success of last season’s promotion to the Premier League by securing a record shirt sponsorship deal. We look forward to enjoying our return to the top flight with Dafabet and working with them to continue to grow the Club’s brand globally.”last_img read more

Svenska Spel collaborates with SEF to offer integrity lectures

first_img Related Articles Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has secured a new agreement with Swedish Elite Football (SEF) which will see the duo collaborate in offering education surrounding match-fixing and sport integrity.Svenska Spel and the SEF will deliver a series of lectures at Sweden’s annual youth tournament, The Gothia Cup, which will primarily focus on addressing the dangers of match-fixing and corruption in football. Anders Wikström, a former professional footballer who now works alongside Svenska Spel and the SEF, is due to deliver the lectures. He stated:“As a young player you probably have not reflected so much around match fixing; you play football because it’s fun.“By highlighting the issue early on, we hope to prevent future match fixing.”As well as offering education to the younger teams competing in the youth tournament, Wikström has worked alongside the 32 clubs across Sweden’s Allsvenskan and second-tier Superettan to deliver classes on the risks associated with match-fixing in the hope of deterring players from considering the idea.The initiative is the latest from the Swedish regulator to clamp down on corruption in the country’s sports and betting industry. Sharelast_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Monday, January 12

first_imgColin Murray was joined in the studio by Perry Groves and Mike Tindalllast_img