Today, Primus and Mastodon announced plans for an extensive summer tour together starting in early May and spanning through to July. The tour will see the two groups also supported by JJUUJJUU and All Them Witches for select dates. This joint tour comes on the heels of Primus’ New Year’s Eve show, which saw supergroup Legend Of The Seagullman, a band featuring Brent Hinds of Mastodon plus Danny Carey of Tool, open for the group led by bassist Les Claypool.As detailed in the announcement, Primus’ tour kicks off in Denver on May 6th with a headlining show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Mastodon. From there, the Primus and Mastodon tour will wind through the South and up the Eastern Seaboard, eventually landing in the Northeast by late May. By June 5th, the bands will set their eyes westward, performing a number of shows across the Midwest before arriving on the West Coast on June 22nd with a date in Seattle. The tour will wrap up in full on July 7th in Phoenix, Arizona.Tickets for Primus and Mastodon’s co-headlining tour go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30th, at 10 am (local), including tickets for VIP upgrades. Following this pre-sale, tickets will go on sale to the public later this week on Friday, February 2nd, at 10 am (local). You can get more information about these shows and snag tickets here. Upcoming 2018 Primus and Mastodon DatesMay 06 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheaterMay 08 – Oklahoma City, OK– The CriterionMay 10 – Dallas, TX – Southside BallroomMay 11 – Austin, TX– Austin 360 AmphitheaterMay 12 – Rogers, AR– Walmart Arkansas Music PavilionMay 14 – Birmingham, AL – BJCCConcert HallMay 15 – Nashville, TN– Nashville Municipal AuditoriumMay 16 – Atlanta, GA– Fox TheaterMay 18 – Portsmouth, VA –Portsmouth PavilionMay 19 – Charlotte, NC– Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreMay 20 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat AmphitheaterMay 22 – Reading, PA – Diamond Credit Union Theater @ SantanderMay 23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark AmphitheaterMay 25 – Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring ArenaMay 26 – Providence, RI – Bold Point ParkMay 27 – Portland, ME – TBAMay 29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank PavilionMay 30 – Philadelphia, PA– Penn’s Landing – Festival PierJun 01 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony SummerstageJun 02 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 PavilionJun 03 –Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island BoardwalkJun 05 – Columbus, OH– Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre Jun 06 – Chicago, IL– Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandJun 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEJun 09 – Sterling Heights, MI– Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom HillJun 10 – Indianapolis, IN– Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State ParkJun 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJun 14 – Minneapolis, MN– MYTH LIVEJun 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center AmphitheaterJun 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks AmphitheaterJun 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl TheaterJun 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse AmphitheaterJun 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor ParkJun 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab AmphitheaterJun 25 – Troutdale, OR – EdgefieldJun 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort AmphitheaterJun 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek TheatreJun 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort CasinoJul 02 – Salt Lake City, UT– The Great Salt Air – OutdoorsJul 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event CenterJul 05 – Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre at UC BerkeleyJul 06 – San Diego, CA– Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air TheaterJul 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre[Photo: Rex-A-Vision]
20 Grays Rd, HamiltonA ROOFTOP terrace helps this Hamilton home standout above all others.The five-bedroom home at 20 Grays Rd, is a new build with outdoor entertaining areas and polished timber floor inside.A gated driveway leads to a front porch that opens to the second floor. Inside downlighting and a bright palette flow throughout open-plan living and dining rooms with large slider windows. 20 Grays RdNext to a powder room, the kitchen has timber-finished cabinetry, a breakfast bar and corner pantry. The second floor of the residence also houses a double garage with storage space and the main bedroom which has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower.External stairs near the living room lead up to a rooftop terrace with panoramic neighbourhood views.Back inside, floating timber stairs and an elevator connect the second floor to the rest of the residence, including the first floor, which has three carpeted bedrooms. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, including one with a private balcony, and share a modern bathroom with a freestanding bath and glass shower. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe third bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity. A study and theatre room with plush carpet and a recessed ceiling occupy the remainder of the level.Downstairs comprises a rumpus room with a bar area and imported polished tiles. Outside, a covered patio overlooks an in-ground pool. Back inside, the downstairs bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe and stylish ensuite. Completing the floor is a bathroom and laundry with external access.Other features of the residence include ducted airconditioning, a state-of-the-art intercom system, mono circular staircases and an internal elevator.Agent Patrick McKinnon said the property offered an opportunity like no other.“Offering unmatched quality, this home is an outstanding family sanctuary of contemporary luxury, comfort, space and ease of living,” Mr McKinnon said.
6-8 Nugget Cl, GoldsboroughMANY from the Far North and even further afield dream of the chance to own a slice of the tropics and in this property, the most savvy buyers will have a hard time resisting a look.Described by @realty Cairns agent Zoe Wicks as the “ultimate lifestyle choice on one acre”, 6-8 Nuggest Cl in the picturesque Goldsborough is a property which ticks many boxes. Drive into this impressive six-bedroom, three-bathroom property and the visitor is immediately whisked away to an elevated country sanctuary where rolling landscapes merge natural bushland, mountain ranges and treetop views. A “brilliant combination of flexibility, functionality and stunning presentation”, Ms Wicks said the home was the “perfect solution” for a large extended family. Bathroom luxury.Located in a family friendly community within easy access to creeks and walking tracks, and not far to shops, schools and amenities, Ms Wicks said this property haven will instantly feel like home.Inspection: Saturday, April 27, 1.30-2.15pm The living room.Another four bedrooms each with their own wardrobes offer pleasantly relaxing views over the surrounding mountains.The adjoining granny flat comes with a kitchenette and is ideal for guests, extended family or a home-based business. Quiet garden nooks can be turned into tranquil escapes and an expansive lawn — perfect for pets — come with a choice of alfresco dining spaces.The home also comes with a double remote lock up garage, abundant space for a pool, shed, boat or caravan, and 5kW solar system. The Mulgrave River is nearby and Gordonvale is an easy drive east across the Bruce Highway. 6-8 Nugget Cl, Goldsborough“There is a sizeable wheelchair-friendly granny flat and a contemporary, fresh ambience all throughout the stunning residence,” she said.“There is also a massive open plan lounge and dining room, entertainer’s kitchen and a large undercover patio. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“The kitchen features include stone benchtops, 90cm stainless steel three-door oven, induction stove, dishwasher and microwave complemented with two large fridge spaces, ample storage and soft close drawers.” For those seeking luxury in the bedroom, a sprawling master suite offers double robes and a connected bathroom with a decadent claw foot bath, double shower head and private courtyard access.
Press Association The Hammers are due to become anchor tenants at the stadium in 2016 but Hearn claims that is “not a done deal” because of his ongoing judicial review and legal action against the Premier League. Hearn wants his club to be able to ground-share with West Ham and use just the lower tier for Orient’s matches. Hearn, giving evidence to the House of Lords committee on Olympic and Paralympic legacy on Wednesday, said: “This is not a done deal. West Ham have an agreement but I have a judicial review outstanding and litigation with the Premier League that West Ham even moving would be a breach of Premier League rules. Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has claimed West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium has been so underwritten by public money that it is “state sponsorship beyond my wildest dreams”. “We have ended up in situation where we have gifted £500million of tax-payers’ money to a Premier League club that has a turnover of more than £100million. It’s a wonderful gift but if I was an Arsenal fan I would wonder why we bothered paying to build a new stadium. “This is state sponsorship beyond my wildest dreams. In effect it’s rent free as they have ability to develop Upton Park.” West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady insisted that the club was not getting the stadium on the cheap and that the deal was good value to the tax-payer. Brady was asked to respond to a claim by former sports minister Richard Caborn that West Ham was getting the £600million stadium for just £15million plus £2million a year rent with the tax payer picking up the tab. Brady defended the deal however, saying: “The alternative scenario does not bear thinking about. “West Ham is not getting a free stadium. The stadium was built for the Olympics and what are we going to do with it? Across the world stadiums that are not used, die. “Without anchor tenants the cost would be huge to the tax payer.” She added that West Ham would generate “many hundreds of millions of pounds” over its 100-year lease. Brady also revealed the Hammers will have to pay off all their bank debt – around half their £70million total debt – before their move to the Olympic Stadium.
The defeat left Burnley to concentrate on their bid for survival in the top flight as City stretched their remarkable run of late to 28 goals and none conceded in their last six games. “Everybody wants to play and you have to play good when they do because the others are at a high level,” said Guardiola. Gabriel Jesus continued his hot streak with a fine individual run and powerful finish past Nick Pope to open the scoring with his eighth goal in five games. Burnley wasted a great chance to level when Matej Vydra fired wide with just Ederson to beat and within seconds Bernardo Silva’s deflected effort gave City breathing space. Kevin de Bruyne’s brilliant strike then made it 3-0 and another wicked delivery from the Belgian forced Kevin Long to turn into his own net for the fourth before Sergio Aguero rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot. Shrewsbury denied shock Wolves knocked out Premier League leaders Liverpool in the last round, but needed a late fightback from 2-0 down to force a replay. “It’s real mixed emotions. I base myself on performances and that was very, very good but I am disappointed not to win the game,” said Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts. Greg Docherty smashed the third-tier side into the lead just two minutes into the second-half. Luke Waterfall gave the Shrews a two-goal lead 19 minutes from time with a towering header from a corner. They needed that cushion as Raul Jimenez came off the bench to give the Wolves a lifeline and Matt Doherty levelled three minutes into stoppage time to save Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.One League One side will be in the next round after a late Ben Whiteman penalty earned Doncaster a 2-1 win over Oldham.Watford edged an all-Premier League tie despite Javi Gracia making 11 changes as Andre Gray and Isaac Success scored in a 2-0 win at Newcastle. Newport County’s fairytale continues as the League Two side, who beat Leicester in round three, equalised in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough. Frank Lampard’s Derby County moved into the last 16 with a hard-fought 1-0 win at League One Accrington Stanley thanks to Martyn Waghorn’s winner 12 minutes from time as both sides ended with 10 men. Swansea also booked their place in Monday’s draw by easing past Gillingham 4-1.Two other ties will need a replay to find a winner as Brighton and West Brom played out a 0-0 draw, while QPR’s visit to Portsmouth ended in a 1-1 draw. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Manchester City are currently trailing Liverpool in the Premier League.City face Schalke in the UEFA Champions League.Manchester United achieved the treble in 1999. highlights London: Everton were shocked 3-2 by Championship Millwall in controversial circumstances as Manchester City’s quest for four trophies continued with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley to march into the FA Cup fifth round. League One Shrewsbury also narrowly missed out on a big upset as Wolves scored a 93rd-minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw at New Meadow. Everton twice led at The Den, but were left to rue the lack of VAR at the game as Millwall’s second goal, from Jake Cooper, was allowed to stand despite coming off the defender’s arm. However, Marco Silva’s men also only have themselves to blame after dire defending saw them concede from three set-pieces. Richarlison’s long range effort squirmed through Jordan Archer’s grasp to give the visitors a lead that lasted just four minutes when Lee Gregory’s header levelled in first-half stoppage time. Substitute Cenk Tosun restored Everton’s advantage before the moment of controversy when the ball ricocheted off Cooper’s arm and into an unguarded net. Everton’s players and manager were furious as replays shown inside the stadium showed the goal should have been ruled out for handball, but with VAR not in use, referee Michael Oliver had to stick by his original decision to give the goal. The Premier League side failed to recover their composure and paid a heavy price when Murray Wallace turned home another free-kick launched into the Everton box in the 94th minute. “Who is going to stop them?” City boss Pep Guardiola labelled talk of a quadruple as “fantasy” earlier in the week, but after cruising into the League Cup final in midweek, the English champions are in contention for a clean sweep of trophies as they challenge Liverpool in the Premier League and face Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League. “It is very difficult when teams like this play the way they do,” said Burnley boss Sean Dyche. “Who is going to stop them winning everything if they are in that mood?”
When Joe Mauer held his press conference Monday, he looked like a random guy pulled out of a Minneapolis night club, not someone who just signed an eight-year, franchise-record $184 million contract extension with his hometown Minnesota Twins.I mean, the guy couldn’t even be bothered to put on a tie. But I suppose you don’t concern yourself with those kinds of things when you start making $23 million per year.For Mauer, it’s OK to be all smiles and wax poetic — or as poetically as the normally stoic Mauer does — about staying in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. He’s clearly earned it.But for Bill Smith, general manager of the Minnesota Twins, his grin — while genuine — will be backed by lots and lots of worry.The Twins were valued by Forbes in 2009 at $356 million, or just the 22nd most valuable franchise in Major League Baseball. Smith just handed Mauer a contract worth over half the franchise’s worth. All the money is guaranteed as well.Guaranteeing $23 million a year to an oversized catcher who already had knee surgery as a rookie. And don’t forget Mauer missed a month last year after back surgery and has seasons of just 35 and 109 games played.Gulp.When Mauer’s meniscus tore in 2004, and from then on any time he so much as had a hangnail or case of the sniffles, there were murmurs about moving him to third base.Or first base. Or left field.Basically, anywhere other than catcher, where the 6-foot-5, 225 lb., Mauer would have to bend those knees into a crouch four days a week and take foul tips off his hands.Everyone from Sports Illustrated columnists to those at The Minneapolis Star-Tribune have weighed the pros and cons of taking one of baseball’s best pure hitters and giving him a chance to possibly prolong his career.The Twins’ typical answer has been if something comes up, they’ll deal with it later.Well, it’s later. It’s time to start giving serious thought as to whether a position change is in the best interest of not only Mauer, but also the team.Mauer is an investment. His teammate and friend Justin Morneau signed a six-year, $80 million deal a couple of years back, at that time the richest and longest deal in team history.You have to protect your investments — especially when one of them involves the fourth-largest contract in baseball history. That’s why you take care of your house and remodel it, or you buy beer for the cute freshman girl in your discussion section; you’re paying now, hoping that down the road what you’re getting back is at least as good as what you initially expectThere’s really no argument that Mauer is the best catcher in baseball. Some would argue that due to him playing catcher — where it’s acceptable to be adequate defensively and a black hole in the batter’s box — he’s more valuable an asset than all-everything first baseman Albert Pujols.So the question is, can a big guy with knee problems really catch for eight more years — and even if he can, are you playing with fire by letting him?I don’t doubt that Mauer can play another position.He was the only guy to ever win the USA Today’s High School Player of the Year award in two sports. He had a full-ride to Florida State to play quarterback and was all-state in basketball. Hell, according to features in The Star Tribune and Sports Illustrated, he even bowls, golfs and plays hockey better than, well, most everyone he knows.So maybe five years down the road, Joe’s playing third base and he’s probably doing a pretty good job of it. The Twins either go with Mauer’s mini-me in the minors, prospect Wilson Ramos, or decide they can live with a .250 hitter calling games behind the plate.But on the other hand, while he’s certainly a solid third baseman, he’s not the best. There are plenty of guys in the league at the position who are probably a bit better defensively too.Although this certainly isn’t a terrible scenario, it hamstrings two of the arguments best used to justify spending all that money, and they both have to do with position.Smith spent $184 million on the best catcher in the game, not on one of the better third basemen. The fact that Mauer is one of the top hitters in the game at a position where hitting is the least of a manager’s worries means the team can (eventually, I hope) find another masher to play third and hit 30 home runs from the hot corner.Moving Mauer from catcher not only is diminishing the value of your investment, but also is preventing your organization from filling in other holes in more cost-efficient ways.Likewise, you don’t remodel your house into a sports bar/aquarium, and you don’t settle for discussion section girl’s “attractive in bad lighting” friend.When you pay for something, you had better at least get what you thought you were investing in initially. If there’s a chance that getting the most out of it could backfire, so be it. At least you’re not settling for less.I’ll accept two or three seasons of Mauer battling balky knees or a bad back off and on. I won’t settle for another third baseman who’s more valuable in a fantasy draft than on the actual diamond.The Twins would be wise to feel the same way.Adam is a junior majoring in journalism. Is Mauer’s value that much higher as a catcher, or is it more important to just have him? E-mail him at email@example.com.