Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced a new batch of shows throughout the Northeast as part of their 2019 fall tour, including a trio of Halloween performances with Andy Frasco & The U.N. and Goose.Related: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Celebrate 10th Annual Domefest With 5 Sets, Cover-Filled Domefest All-Stars SessionAnnounced on Tuesday, the high-energy funk-rock outfit will set up shop for two shows in Philadelphia beginning with a show at The Foundry on October 4th, and The Fillmore with support from Aqueous on October 5th. They’ll return to action a few weeks later with a Halloween performance (10/31) at the House of Blues in Boston, MA alongside Andy Frasco & The U.N., followed by the Playstation Theatre in New York, NY (11/1) and College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT (11/2), with the latter featuring support from Goose.From there, the band will continue their previously-announced fall schedule with more shows throughout the northern Midwest and Colorado before heading to Texas just ahead of Thanksgiving.The band did not announce what their Halloween theme would be for this year’s run to go with Tuesday’s announcement. Fans will remember last year’s “Red Hot Sgt. Peppers” Halloween theme which meshed the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles into original PPPP material.Pre-sale for the four new shows begin this Wednesday, July 31st, at 10 a.m. EST, with general on-sale beginning on Friday, August 2nd, at 10 a.m. Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access freight operator IDS Cargo has bought CZ Loko’s demonstrator EffiLiner 3000 mainline electric locomotive, which it intends to use on transit freight services on the Děčín – Břeclav (–Slovakia) route where it can utilise its 3 kV DC/25 kV AC capability.Locomotive 365.001 is former SNCB Class 12 dual-voltage electric locomotive 1203, which has been modernised with new cabs, brakes, traction equipment and electronic controls, retaining only the bogies and bodyshell. The maximum speed has been reduced from 160 to 120 km/h to reflect its use on freight traffic.Following tests at the Velim circuit, the 2910 kW locomotive was approved for operation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia during April. The formal handover to IDS Cargo took place at Praha-Libeň station on May 4, and was followed by a presentation run taking guests to Kralupy nad Vltavou and back. CZ Loko now plans to begin series modernisation of the other 11 BN/ACEC Class 12 locos dating from 1986 which were moved from Belgium in March 2016. These will then be sold or leased to private operators.
Patriots suspend defensive lineman Michael Bennett The #Redskins are working out free agent running back Josh Ferguson, source said. RB Chris Thompson is dealing with a mild case of turf toe and his availability is in some doubt.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2019Ferguson went undrafted out of Illinois in 2016 but latched on with the Colts for all of that season — rushing for 20 yards while tallying 136 receiving yards.He was waived by Indianapolis the following year and has since spent time on the practice squads of the Texans and Patriots while searching for another chance on a 53-man roster. Related News Baker Mayfield injury update: ‘No doubt’ Browns QB (hip) will play vs. Patriots The Redskins (1-5) will certainly be challenged against the unexpectedly good 49ers (5-0) on Sunday. Washington could be looking to add a new running back this week amid Chris Thompson’s struggles with turf toe.The Redskins are working out free agent Josh Ferguson ahead of their Week 7 matchup against San Francisco, according to ESPN. Adrian Peterson is Washington’s top option out of the backfield with 226 yards on the season, but Bryce Love’s recovery from an ACL injury adds to the team’s lack of depth. Man who says he was misidentified as fan who dumped beer on Titans’ Logan Ryan sues Browns