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SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

HIGHEST FIRST WEEK SALES FOR A ROCK BAND IN 2017

TRAILER REVEALED FOR “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY”

DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND

“One of the best albums of 2017.”— ABC NEWS

“A thrilling listen.”— ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2 are earnest, defiant, and as epic as ever on Songs of Experience.”— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“In their strongest outing since All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the four-piece writes both sweeping anthems as well as some of the most effortless songs of their career.”— NO RIPCORD

“If experience has taught U2 anything, it is that a great new song can still feel like the first day of the rest of your life. Songs of Experience is that innocence renewed.”—ROLLING STONE

“Their best album in years.”— USA TODAY

U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience (Interscope), has now become the band’s eighth album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200, making U2 the sole group to score #1 albums across four decades: The 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.  Songs of Experience’s first week sales of nearly 200,000 equivalent albums since its December 1 release represent 2017’s biggest first week numbers for a rock band.

Songs of Experience’s release was celebrated with a December 2 appearance on Saturday Night Live, featuring the band playing “Get Out Of Your Own Way” and “American Soul.”

The trailer for the “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video can be seen HERE. The full video will premiere in the coming days.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will debut songs from the critically acclaimed new album alongside classics spanning the entire U2 catalogue on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center


U2

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS 

APPEARING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE DECEMBER 2

eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2, 2018

Dates Added Due To Popular Demand In Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A thrilling listen… not so much a return to their roots as a modern expedition across their vast reservoir of sounds and themes.”—THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2’s latest finds the band coming to terms with a world closer to the brink than at any time during their career. They meet the moment with precisely the right balance of grandeur and grace… manifests the music’s eternal magic, delivered by a band that refuses to let it fade.”—ROLLING STONE

“U2’s best album in years, with the band using their signature, sweeping rock anthems largely to assure listeners that, in a world of chaos, everything’s going to be okay… There’s a palpable joy that runs through Songs of Experience… it’s exciting to hear a band famous for their rafters-swinging rock serving it up in its most direct form.”—USA TODAY

“Their best since How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb… a remarkable accomplishment for a band in its fifth decade of existence… The musicianship is impeccable throughout…  The Edge turns in one of the greatest performances of his storied career… at a time when most of their one-time contemporaries have either given up or should, they’re still stretching, yearning…”—VARIETY

(December 1st, 2017) Already hailed as a triumph in early critical notices, Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, is released today by Interscope Records in the U.S. on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.

Songs of Experience’s release has been heralded by first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” as well as album tracks “American Soul” and “Get Out of Your Own Way,” and “The Blackout,” the latter recently released as a special Record Store Day limited edition 12” vinyl single on Third Man Records. Pre-orders of the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

U2 will celebrate Songs of Experience’s release with a December 2 performance on Saturday Night Live.

Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will take the new material on the road on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and Powered By Salesforce.

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.

For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: U2.com.


GORILLAZ

“Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.)

New Version of GRAMMY-Nominated Track Out Today

From HUMANZ Super Deluxe Box Set

In the wake of Gorillaz’ GRAMMY nominations earlier this week–Best Dance Recording for “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.) and Best Alternative Music Album for the international chart-topping Humanz (Warner Bros.)— Gorillaz is releasing a single of the version of “Andromeda” featured on the Humanz Super Deluxe Box Set.

The “Andromeda” single release and twin GRAMMY nods cap off a triumphant 2017 U.S. campaign for Gorillaz, arguably the most successful 12 months on these shores ever experienced by the world’s most successful virtual band—beginning in January, with the inauguration eve surprise release of “Hallelujuah Money” (featuring Benjamin Clementine). The launch of the mixed reality Gorillaz app then allowed fans to hear the album for the first time as part of the largest ever worldwide geo specific listening experience bringing people together across 500 locations from Tokyo to Santiago, while  ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) – the six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film featuring four Humanz tracks made history as YouTube’s highest debuting 360 video.

Humanz arrived April 28, bowing at #1 on the U.S. album chart and #2 on the Billboard 200, topping the iTunes charts in more than 60 countries around the world, and generating critical raves including:

“A party record for the apocalypse”—BILLBOARD

“The sum of its parts is what makes Humanz so brilliant, as the cartoon Gorillaz deliver yet another classic to the real world”—BUST

“A wild party that we can’t wait to join”—ELLE

“Humanz finds the band with a new sense of purpose…a timely and real reflection of an internal conflict that so many of us can relate to right now: sometimes you need to be engaged, and shout, and fight. But sometimes, you just need to keep on dancing.”—THE FADER

“the most vibrant, consistently engaging Gorillaz album yet… a rallying cry for humanity that only a cartoon band could deliver.”—PASTE

“Damon Albarn’s virtual band is back with its most ambitious album to date… it sounds like a party at the end of the world”—PEOPLE

“Rings in the Apocalypse in Style… Damon Albarn’s cartoon pop band brings guests from across the pop spectrum to prove once again why they’re the most interesting rap-rock crossover act ever”—ROLLING STONE

“Gorillaz resumes its terrifically inventive career with Humanz…the diversity and sheer number of vocalists give the album its freshness and swagger. Engaging performances abound… whatever problems there may be in the world, on Humanz (Damon Albarn’s) counsel is to continue to dance with joy. Gorillaz’s new music makes it possible to do so.”—WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Humanz world tour began with the band’s own inaugural Demon Dayz festival June 10 in Margate UK and continued with Gorillaz’ first North American live shows in seven years – which sold out in record time and were met with rapturous response, as Gorillaz drew their biggest ever stateside crowds to the likes of Red Rocks, Golden Gate Park, Citi Field in New York,  the Forum in Los Angeles and more. The Humanztour soldiered on through Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and is currently making its way through the UK, with further dates in Latin America and Europe on the horizon.

PHOTO: Perez / @creativexperez


EVERYTHING NOW Presents

ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

Featuring A-Sides From The GRAMMY-Nominated Album EVERYTHING NOW & Exclusive Non-LP B-Sides

Pre-orders are open as of today for two new Arcade Fire 12” vinyl singles: “Put Your Money on Me” featuring the exclusive B-side “Put Your Money on Me (Windows 98 v.1.0),” and “Creature Comfort” also backed with an exclusive non-LP B-side “Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix).”

Both singles will be released January 19, 2018 and feature A-Sides from the band’s global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia), which has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Alternative Album category.

Arcade Fire recently wrapped up the North American leg of its Infinite Content Tour with a November 3-4 two-night stand at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto that had the Toronto Star describing the band as “attacking every note and every grand pronouncement as if its very collective life depended on it. Arcade Fire is as good as it’s ever been right now. Period.” NOW magazine added “They didn’t crowd the stage – they filled it… Their exuberance hasn’t worn off… as this show reaffirmed, they’re going to be an arena band for a long while yet.” Critical response similarly matched crowd elation at every date of the Infinite Content North American trek, with highlights including:

“This band seriously knows what they’re doing onstage… Arcade Fire gigs are transformative, again and again. You should see them wherever you have a chance to.”—Stereogum

“Irony, sincerity, whatever—it all sounds amazing… an immediate reminder of how they’re still one of the best bands in the world.”—The Independent

“A celebration of the best working rock band in the world.”—New York Daily News

“It’s a tricky thing, of course, to make 17,000 people feel like you see them in the same way you once reached out to touch 500, but in a show that spread 23 songs over two hours of passionate performance the group managed to do just that. Part of that came through the creative production… but the strongest ties between stage and stands remain the pure power of Arcade Fire’s songs, the music and lyrics pulling everyone into a shared communion of the human spirit that lives within these notes and words.” – OC Register

“Not just anthemic but transcendent… there’s no better way to experience that effect than on stage.”– Chicago Tribune

“A joyous affair… unflagging energy… makes their live presentation one of the most thrilling you’ll find.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Astonishing creativity and nonpareil production made the show an uninterrupted marvel… the concert proved that Arcade Fire remains an imposing contender for the title of the world’s best rock band.”—Kansas City Star

“Glorified the virtue of being present, awake, and alive… the band performed as if they were fighting for the very survival of indie rock… there was a unifying sense of optimism at the heart of theses songs and this performance.”—City Pages

“By the end of the night, the crowd had danced, cheered and, in some cases, cried itself to the point of exhaustion”—Las Vegas Weekly

The Infinite Content Tour currently runs through April 28, 2018 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. For further information, see the itinerary below or go to arcadefire.com.

ARCADE FIRE
Infinite Content Tour 2017-2018 

12/02/17 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Arena VFG
12/05/17 – Bogota, CO – Carpa America Corfeiras
12/08/17 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jeunesse Arena
12/09/17 – São Paulo, Brazil – Arena Anhembi
12/11/17 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena
12/13/17 – Lima, PR – Parque de la Exposcion
12/15/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Festival BUE
3/01-04/17 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
4/06/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Manchester Arena
4/08/18 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
4/11/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/12/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/13/18 – London, UK  – SSE Wembley Arena
4/15/18 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena
4/16/18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
4/18/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
4/19/18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
4/21/18 – Barcelona, Spain  – Palau Sant Jordi
4/23/18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno
4/24/18 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
4/26/18 – Nantes, France – The Zenith
4/28/18 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
6/22-24/17 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
6/22-24/17 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival


Gorillaz x Reprezent

A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM

On-air, on the floor and live from the O2

Listen to a clip of Shaun Ryder x Reprezent HERE

To celebrate their live return to London, Gorillaz are collaborating with London’s best new music station, Brixton-based Reprezent 107.3FM, to create a weekend of unique radio shows – featuring members of the Gorillaz family from all corners of the musical spectrum – from 3:00pm on Saturday December 3rd to 11:00pm on Monday December 5th on 107.3FM / DAB / reprezent.org.uk

Gorillaz x Reprezent are inviting listeners around the world to join them for a series of shows exploring and celebrating the world of Gorillaz. Show content will include Damon Albarn and Humanz co-producerRemi Kabaka talking all things musical; Shaun Ryder reviewing this year’s Christmas tracks; ‘SundayRoast with Joe & Scully’ – a 4-part series of talk shows tackling themes that cut across four Gorillaz albums (*details below) – with contributors including ZSL, George Monbiot, Kieran Yates, Peter Robinson (Pop Justice), Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths University) and Ciaran Thapar; plus interviews with Vince Staples and Bootie Brown among others.

In the ‘Gorillaz Mix Series’, you can expect to find ClaptoneNic FanciulliLittle Dragon, Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs and martial arts expert and former guitar child-prodigy Noodle on the guest mix.

And Saturday night (December 2nd) it’s time to head to Pop Brixton for a Saturnz Barz party. Curated by Gorillaz, Cadenza and Reprezent, the party hits the South London community venue taking in sounds that stem from Gorillaz track ‘Saturnz Barz’, while putting Dancehall front and centre. Tune in and join CadenzaManara and Lil C pon the decks with Flowdan, Epic B, Prynce Mini and special guests passing through for what promises to be a dope night.

Saturnz Barz runs from 7pm – midnight at Pop Brixton – Free Entry all night! All broadcast live on Reprezent with a visual stream from Keep Hush

And on Monday December 4th, from 11amReprezent will be live and direct from the O2, as they count down towards the first of two sold-out Gorillaz shows. Gorillaz family members will be dropping in live on air through the day and expect to hear your favourite Reprezent presenters alongside collaborators – all playing the most upfront music that finds it genius in the spirit of collaboration. And throughout Gorillaz’ O2 performance, Reprezent will broadcast selections from the set list LIVE whilst reporting from the front and bringing the hype straight to your cars, homes and devices.

Gorillaz’ Humanz Tour dates are:

Nov 29 – Glasgow – Hydro
Dec 1 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec 2 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Dec 4 – London – O2 Arena
Dec 5 –  London – O2 Arena

Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name – Gorillaz (2001), Demon Dayz (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011). Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz – “… an inspired party album for a world gone mad.” (The Guardian) – was released on 28th April 2017 on Parlophone Records, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world. And Gorillaz have been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Humanz (Best Alternative Album) and Andromeda feat DRAM (Best Dance Track).

About Reprezent 107.3FM / DAB :

“The station sounds unbelievably bright and focused, the presenters’ musical knowledge and expertise belying their youth. It’s a joy to listen.” -Miranda Sawyer

“Broadcasting 24 hours a day, the station has come to symbolise a sort of fame academy for DJ talent – like a cooler version of The BRIT School” – Noisey 2017

Located in shipping containers in Pop Brixton, Reprezent 107.3FM & DAB, talent is what Reprezent is about; a radio station and youth media platform that supports new UK music and supports the next wave of young talent on the come up.

The station is ‘Youth-Led’ meaning that all the music across the station and its creative output is made by young people between 16 and 25, (with a few over that age!). The station has a rich alumni of presenters who started at Reprezent (or Rep) and have gone on to have great careers. Stormzy, Novelist, Lady Leshurr, Jamz Supernova all cut their teeth at Reprezent and had their own regular shows .

Reprezent presenters also present for Beats 1 and the station has worked on collaborative projects in the past with The xx, Lovebox, Nike, Converse and Bestival.

Over 400 young people a year are trained at Reprezent and given full support to start a career in the media industry.

*Sunday Roast with Joe & Scully (4-part series)

Celebrity Takedown – A sideways look at the Cult of Celebrity and Celebrities impact on Society – with Peter Robinson (Pop Justice) and Kieran Yates (The Guardian)

Slowboat to Hades – The cracks are starting to show and society is on the way to hell! Join gal-dem as they talk about the crumbling of society – with gal-dem

Escape to Plastic Beach – In the ocean lies an island of plastic. How are we going to clean up after ourselves? – with Dr Heather Koldewey – (ZSL) and George Monbiot

We Are Still Humanz – Where is society and are we becoming better versions of ‘us’? Or is our love affair with Technology going to be our undoing? Hello Alexa. Hello Siri – with Ciaran Thapar – Writer & Youth Worker and Dr. Kate Devlin – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRAMMY NOMINEES
 
(In Alphabetical Order):
 

ARCADE FIRE
Best Alternative Music Album – Everything Now

BECK
Best Music Video – “Up All Night”

NICK CAVE &THE BAD SEEDS
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – Lovely Creatures
Best Music Film – One More Time With Feeling

FOO FIGHTERS
Best Rock Song – “Run”
Best Rock Performance – “Run”

GORILLAZ
Best Dance Recording – “Andromeda” (Featuring DRAM)
Best Alternative Music Album – Humanz

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Best Alternative Music Album – American Dream
Best Dance Recording – “Tonite”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Best Rock Album – Villains


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

“THE WAY YOU USED TO DO” VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

APPEARING ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW DECEMBER 14th

After previously being available exclusively through Apple Music, Queens Of The Stone Age have unleashed the wickedly entertaining video for “The Way You Used To Do” for all to see.

Written by Joshua Homme, directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, “The Way You Used To Do” features a dance-fueled Satanic fever dream that only Queens Of The Stone Age could possibly deliver, set to the equally devilish yet nonetheless contagious first single off the band’s new album Villains— out now.

Joshua Homme on the unique collaboration with Akerlund:

“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos–and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?”

See the full video for yourself NOW.

Not enough Villains for you? Catch Queens Of The Stone Age as they make a special appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show December 14th. Check your local listings for specific air times.

Capping off the expansive and world-dominating Villains 2017 tour with a performance at the sold-out KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas next month, the band will be ready to obliterate 2018 with the latest slew of confirmed dates which are all currently on sale EXCEPT for Austin. Onsale for that date begins today, Nov. 17th at 10am local time.

See below for the full itinerary and of course stay tuned to qotsa.com.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS ON TOUR

11/18/17 SSE Arena Wembley, London UK ~
11/19/17 Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/21/17 The O2 Arena, London UK ~
11/23/17 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/24/17 3Arena Dublin, IE (SOLD OUT) ~
12/02/17 WKQX The Nights We Stole XMAS, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/03/17 93X Nutcracker, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)

1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
2/21/18 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
2/25/18 Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil ^
2/27/18 Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brasil ^
3/02/18 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brasil ^
3/04/18 Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brasil ^
3/07/18 Velez, Buenos Aires, Argentina ^
3/10/18 Palacio de Los Deportes, Bogota, Colombia
3/17-18/18 Vive Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX ** on sale 11/17 at 10am local
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +
6/7-9/18 Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
6/12/18 Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway
6/25/18 InMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
7/12-14/18  Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
7/13/18 Nos Alive, Lisbon, Portual

^ w/ Foo Fighters
~ w/ Broncho
+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/ Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal


ARCANE SPACE AND THE EDGE PRESENT:
A Photography exhibit of THE JOSHUA TREE, Photographs by THE EDGE
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE GO CAMPAIGN

In 1986, The Edge documented the monumental journey as his band, U2, travelled into the deserts of California during the making of their iconic The Joshua Tree album. For the first time ever, those photos are on display and a very limited run of individual prints are available for purchase at the Arcane Space in Venice, California.

“I took these photographs without a clear sense of where they might end up. I guess I took them because I felt that this experience and this landscape and this moment in time ought to be remembered and possibly at some point shared.” -The Edge

100% of profits from the sale of the photos will benefit GO Campaign and its local grassroots projects helping vulnerable youth in Los Angeles.

The gallery will be open to the public on November 22nd through December 17th. There will be an opening night reception on November 22nd from 6-8pm. Following that, the space will be open to the public Tuesdays, and Thursdays-Sundays from 11am to 6pm.
(The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving).
For more information, please visit:
arcanespacela.com

About ARCANE Space- opened by Morleigh Steinberg and Frally Hynes in the hub of Los Angeles’s Venice beach in October 2017, ARCANE Space nurtures and presents the work of a wide range of artists – those of note and those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to exhibit. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

We invite you to step inside this space and be blessed by the mysterious balm
that art offers us in our lives.
arcanespacela.com

About GO Campaign – GO Campaign is a nonprofit organization based in Santa Monica, California, that raises awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.
gocampaign.org


FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017-2018

SECOND CHICAGO SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED IN SEATTLE, EDMONTON, CALGARY, VANCOUVER, PORTLAND, SAN JOSE

Tickets On Sale Saturday, November 18 at 10am Local Time *

The Struts, Bob Mould Confirmed To Support On December Run

As its 2017 U.S. leg resumes to packed houses and rave reviews, Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary.

Due to popular demand, a second show has been added July 30 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the band’s July 29 Chicago date having sold out immediately upon going on sale to the public.

The North American leg of the tour supporting the international #1 album Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has further expanded its itinerary into 2018 with six more headline shows beginning September 1 at SafeCo Field in Seattle and running through September 12 at the SAP Center in San Jose. Tickets for the new dates are on sale to the public as of Saturday, November 18 at 10am local time (* with the exception of Seattle, which goes on sale Monday, November 20 at 10am local time).

Capital One Cardholder and FF Fan Pre-Sale tickets will be available as of Wednesday, November 15 at 10 am local market time. Pre-Sale tickets will be available until Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10 am local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-Sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last.

The first U.S. leg of the Concrete and Gold Tour has continued to storm through sold out arenas in Richmond, Greensboro, Cincinnati, Sioux Falls and more, with Foo Fighters consistently reaching new peaks of their estimable powers. Most recently, the Herald Whig in Champaign IL raved “the energy didn’t slow down at all during the near-three-hour set… If you get the chance, make sure you don’t miss out. You won’t regret it,” and the Argus Leader called the Foos’ first Sioux Falls appearance in decades “musical genius,” reporting that the band “blew away the crowd… pulling off a performance no one in the audience will forget… delivered the classic rock concert their fans know and love.”

For further updates on the 2017-2018 Concrete and Gold Tour, continue to check www.foofighters.com.

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

FOO FIGHTERS
CONCRETE AND GOLD
North American Tour 2017-2018
New Dates in BOLD

11/15/17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
11/18/17 –  Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
12/01/17 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center *
12/02/17 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (SOLD OUT) *
12/04/17 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena *
12/05/17 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena  (SOLD OUT) *
12/07/17 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center **
12/09/17 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark **
12/10/17 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center **
12/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena **
12/31/17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan (SOLD OUT)

4/18/18 – Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater  (SOLD OUT)
4/19/18 – The Woodlands, TX (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  (SOLD OUT)
4/21/18 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion  (SOLD OUT)
4/22/18 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/25/18 – Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
4/26/18 – West Palm Beach, FL– Coral Sky Amphitheatre
4/28/18 –  Atlanta, GA — Georgia State Stadium
4/29/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
5/01/18 — Lexington, KY —Rupp Arena
5/03/18 — Memphis, TN — Fed Ex Forum
5/04/18 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
7/07/18 — Philadelphia, PA — BB&T Pavilion  (SOLD OUT)
7/12/18 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre  (SOLD OUT)
7/14/18– Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (SOLD OUT)
7/16/18 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden  (SOLD OUT)
7/17/18 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden  (SOLD OUT)
7/19/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (SOLD OUT)
7/21/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/22/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/25/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
7/26/18  – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field  (SOLD OUT)
7/30/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field
9/01/18 – Seattle, WA — Safeco Field
9/04/18 – Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place
9/06/18 – Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome
9/08/18 – Vancouver, BC — Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/10/18 – Portland, OR — Moda Center
9/12/18 – San Jose, CA — SAP Center
10/5-6/18 – San Bernadino, CA – CalJam18

* The Struts Support
** Bob Mould Supports


 

FOO FIGHTERS PRESENT

CALJAM18

October 5 & 6, 2018

Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds, San Bernardino CA

For More Information Visit Caljamfest.com

Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will headline and curate the eagerly anticipated second incarnation of the rock n roll marathon that LA WEEKLY hailed as “a celebration of music and life,” the LOS ANGELES TIMES cited as a reminder to fans “why they come to music festivals: to feel connection and catharsis,” and FORBES reported “the response from fans inside and after was one of elation and joy at another great rock and roll party from the band who does them better than anyone else today”:

CALJAM18 will take place October 5 and 6, 2018, returning to Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater for another Friday night camping party followed by another Saturday 12-hour rock  extravaganza: More fun, food, sun and sweat, more guitars, and EVEN MORE GOOD TIMES.

The announcement of CalJam18 will be cause for celebration for the true rock believers who continue to share their CalJam17 memories at Caljamfest.com:

Thank you @foofighters and @caljamfest!! Best festival since the early Lolla days. Would love to do this again next year!–Robin

Awesome f*cking festival.–ART

Would I do it again? In a heart beat.–Kathleen

Thank you for one of the best days of my life, super cool to see so many great parents exposing their families to the best music in existence.–angel

Best music festival for rock and very cool people!–thora

Time of my life! Would love to do this every year!–keegan

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed. In the meantime, sign up at https://www.caljamfest.com/ to check out a photo gallery from CalJam17 and receive updates including early bird camping and tickets for CalJam18.

Check out a recap of CALJAM 17 here.


U2: Verified Fan Explained

Tickets to U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on sale November 20th

Hang on! Before your eyes glaze over, this is very important and something you will want to pass on to your readers.

In an effort to keep tickets out of the clutches of bots and scalpers, U2 is implementing Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system to ensure that tickets purchased on November 20th for the band’s North American eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour are purchased by actual fans.

Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 
you can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Just in case you missed that, let me say it again:

Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 
you can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Here is what you need to know: 

What is Verified Fan?
Verified Fan essentially means that you need to register to prove that you are an actual human. As it pertains to U2, it means you need to sign up by November 18th to become eligible to buy tickets on November 20th when the tour goes on sale.

How do I register?
You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/
Signing up is free of course and it takes about two minutes… no really, I just did it.  You sign up, give ’em your cell phone number and you’ll get a text with instructions and a follow up text with a code… That’s all.
With just two text messages you will have access to the wonderful world of bot-free ticket purchasing. Ticketmaster won’t give out your number, and you won’t receive any marketing texts from them ever, unless you request them.
However: You need that code to buy tickets on November 20th. 

Why is this a good thing?
Because bots and scalpers are bullies, and they’re buying the good seats and selling them for a mark up. And October was National Bullying Prevention month… did you even know that?
And because this should be the future of ticketing. And we need folks to register for this to work. And we need you, the media, to alert everyone.
So let’s make sure that everyone knows:
Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 

Can anyone buy tickets on November 20?
Yes! But only if they register as a Verified Fan by November 18th, 10pm PST.
You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Can you register and not buy tickets?
Yes, just go ahead and register. No one will force you to buy a ticket later.

Can you buy tickets on November 20th if you haven’t registered?
NO!
I knew you weren’t paying attention… You need to sign up because we want to make sure that these tickets aren’t getting into the wrong hands. It really bums us out when we see tickets online for ten times their face value. And it really, really bums us out when fans show up at the venue with fake tickets because they didn’t buy them through the proper channels.

Is this different than Paperless Ticketing?
Yes, very.
For one thing, Paperless Ticketing is not yet legal in New York.
Also, there are a few pitfalls with paperless ticketing that we’d like to avoid… For example, you buy 4 U2 tickets like a good friend does, and then your sister decides to get married that day and you have to miss the show. Your friends should still get to go to the show, right?
Things happen, we get it.

Does registering guarantee you’ll get to buy a ticket?
No. This is an arena tour, which is like a club show when you’re the biggest band in the world, so it will probably sell out.
Also, if you aren’t a human you won’t get the code. Oh and if you’re attempting to acquire thousands of codes for each city, Ticketmaster will notice and they will unfriend you.
You can buy up to four tickets per show with each code, while ticket availability lasts.

If you are a U2.com subscriber do you need to register?
Yes! You have a different window, a very special window at the front of the line. You should go here for specific U2.com subscriber information:
http://www.u2.com/news/title/ticket-presales-subscribers-verified-fans

Do it now! U2.com subscribers deadline for the Verified Fan registration is November 12th.

Do you need to register if you’re a Citi Card member?
Also yes!
Citi Card members have until November 14th to register.
And guess what? You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Where do I go if I still have further questions?
http://www.u2.com/help

Here are those tour dates again so you have ’em handy:

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE 
U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY
May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.
For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: http://www.u2.com/tour

You can register for Verified Fan here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/


FOO FIGHTERS

SECOND WRIGLEY FIELD SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

JULY 29 SOLD OUT

JULY 30 TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 10 a.m. CT

Visit www.foofighters.com For Information On Pre-Sale Access

PHOTO: Brantley Gutierrez

Having instantly sold out their July 29 return to Wrigley Field, Foo Fighters have added a second Concrete and Gold Tour date at the storied ballpark.

Tickets for the newly announced July 30 show will be on sale to the public as of Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Central Time.

Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale tickets will be available as of Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10 amlocal market time. Pre-Sale tickets will be available until Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10 am local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-Sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last.


FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION TICKETS SOLD

New Years Eve Show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV On Sale Now

July 29 Wrigley Field Public On Sale November 10

PHOTO: Brantley Gutierrez

As its 2017 U.S. leg resumes with tonight’s sold out show in Madison WI, Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour is fast approaching 750,000 tickets sold in North America alone.

Since kicking off October 7 with the band’s triumphant headline set before some 30,000+ true rock believers at its own CalJam 17 festival, the domestic leg of the tour supporting the international #1 Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has played to capacity crowds in Washington DC, Richmond VA, Greensboro NC, Cincinnati OH and more. Among the 2017-2018 dates that have sold out well in advance are Houston, Dallas, Tampa, Philadelphia, the 45,500-capacity Rogers Centre in Toronto, and three nights in the New York area: two at Madison Square Garden and one at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.

The 2017 Concrete and Gold Tour winds down with a recently announced New Years Eve Show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour’s North American run resumes April 18 in Austin, Texas and will continue through the band’s July 29 return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, a July 21-22 encore doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park, and more. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with the exception of Chicago, which goes on sale to the general public Friday, November 10.

Foo Fighters kicked off the first U.S. leg of the Concrete and Gold Tour October 12 with an intimate show by FF standards—the grand opening of The Anthem in Washington DC—a performance that USA Today noted “transformed the venue into a raucous rock cathedral.” In the days since, Foo Fighters have continued to storm through sold out arenas in Richmond VA, Greensboro SC, Cincinnati and more. The first Foo Fighters global trek since the 20th Anniversary tour which placed #5 in 2015’s top grossing world tours, the Concrete and Gold Tour has seen the Foos reaching new peaks of their estimable powers. “Foo Fighters keep going and going and going in epic Greensboro show,” wrote the Charlotte Observer, “If there’s one thing you can count on lately when you walk into a Foo Fighters concert, it’s that you probably won’t get home until tomorrow.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, “Having played and sung all night with a seemingly endless store of energy, Grohl noted as midnight approached, ‘I’m going to feel like I was run over by a truck tomorrow.’” And the Washington Post called the Anthem opener “a rock-and-roll clinic from Foo Fighters,” adding “when it was time to officially open the venue… the Anthem called in the only band with the local roots and international fame that could pull it off: Foo Fighters… That’s exactly what Grohl and friends did, treating the Anthem like a new leather jacket: turning something that glimmers with newness and making it feel as cozy as a childhood home.”

For further updates on the 2017-2018 Concrete and Gold Tour, continue to check www.foofighters.com.

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

FOO FIGHTERS
CONCRETE AND GOLD
North American Tour 2017-2018

11/07/17– Madison, WI – Kohl Center
11/08/17 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
11/10/17 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11/17 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13/17 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15/17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
12/01/17 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/02/17 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/04/17 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/05/17 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
12/07/17 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
12/09/17 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10/17 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/31/17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

4/18/18 – Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
4/19/18 – The Woodlands, TX (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/21/18 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
4/22/18 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/25/18 – Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
4/26/18 – West Palm Beach, FL– Coral Sky Amphitheatre
4/28/18 –  Atlanta, GA — Georgia State Stadium
4/29/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
5/01/18 — Lexington, KY —Rupp Arena
5/03/18 — Memphis, TN — Fed Ex Forum
7/07/18 — Philadelphia, PA — BB&T Pavilion
7/12/18 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre
7/14/18– Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/16 & 17/18 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
7/19/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
7/21 & 22/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/25/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
7/26/18  – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field


NASTY LITTLE MAN: BEST OF 2017

It’s that time of year again: time for our annual cheat sheet for your year-end best of lists… so without further ado…

New Albums:

RYAN ADAMS: Prisoner (PAX AM / Blue Note)

ARCADE FIRE: Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia Records)

AT THE DRIVE IN: in • ter a • li • a  (Rise Records)

BECK: Colors (Capitol Records)

FOO FIGHTERS: Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records / RCA Records)

GORILLAZ: Humanz (Warner Bros. Records)

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: AMERICAN DREAM (Columbia Records/DFA)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS (Matador Records)

SAM PATCH: Yeah You, And I (Dep Records)

THE SHINS: Heartworms (Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records)

SPOON: Hot Thoughts (Matador Records)

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE (Interscope Records)

Reissues & Compilations:

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014  (BMG)

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Flowers in the Dirt (MPL/Capitol/UMe)

RADIOHEAD: OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (XL Recordings)

U2: The Joshua Tree – 30th Anniversary Edition (Interscope)

THOM YORKE: TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES REISSUE (XL Recordings)

And don’t forget: Thanksgiving weekend would be the perfect time to binge NEO YOKIO, the Netflix animated series created, written and executive produced by Ezra Koenig.

And please stay safe


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR EXPANDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 10 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME *

Support Acts Including Royal Blood, Eagles of Death Metal, Ty Segall, Wolf Alice

Photo: Andreas Neumann

On the tails of completing the most successful North American run of their storied career, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed a second Stateside installment of the 2018 Villains World Tour. The new dates will begin with a March 21 and 22, 2018 two night stand in San Diego, and run through the end of May, including an April 24 appearance at the Austin 360 Amphitheater—the first QOTSA Austin headline show since 2011 and first time in the area since Austin City Limits 2013. The expanded Villains 2018 campaign will also feature stops in New Orleans, Miami and additional dates in Canada where Villains lead single “The Way You Used To Do” has reigned steadily atop the Alternative, Modern Rock and CAR radio charts.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10am local time (*with the exception of Austin which will be on sale Friday, November 17 at 10am local time).

Support acts on the new headline dates include Royal Blood (May 17-25) and Wolf Alice (April 24-May 2), with Eagles of Death Metal added to the recently announced January 22-30 run, and Ty Segall as special guest February 1 in San Francisco. See the itinerary below for full details.

The 2017 Villains Tour reaffirmed Queens of the Stone Age’s interminable prowess as live performers, culminating in an electrifying two-hour, 20-song, career-spanning set at New York’s hallowed Madison Square Garden – their first time headlining that stage – which garnered some of the most enthusiastic reviews the Queens have ever seen:

“On stage at MSG, where countless others have played rock shows before, Queens of the Stone Age come across as refreshing originals… massive and cool at the same time. It’s a hard rope to walk and one Queens of the Stone Age excels at.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“The seasoned rockers were on fire, leaving no doubts as to why they were born to play huge shows at high volumes. In the chaos of fast strobes, smoke machines, and saturated lights, QOTSA were rock solid and dominant, almost daring the effects to overshadow their all-encompassing sound (an impossible feat).” – PANCAKES AND WHISKEY

Other markets were just as blown away, with Port Chester, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, D.C., Boston, and Portland, ME selling out, leaving in their wake tens of thousands of satisfied fans and dozens of ecstatic reviewers:

“Queens of the Stone Age plays music that sounds like grunge and nü-metal never happened, and the sleazy, strip-club glam of 1980s hair metal was allowed to grow and mutate in new ways over the decades….Adding these elements together, they then pummel you with sheer volume. The music was muscular, sexy and loud, and the audience was even louder.”—PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

“A thing of beauty… a wonderfully ugly, gnarly, twisted batch of songs that offered equal parts release and rejoicing for the sold-out, cramped-but-lively crowd”—MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

“[QOTSA] turned in a tight, muscular set with the black-clad quintet in ferocious lockstep amidst a stage full of slalom-like light poles… the show focused on Queens’ latest album “Villains,” whose melodic anthem “Fortress” was the best performance of the night, but the group sampled enough older favorites… to acknowledge the long-time fans in the sold-out crowd.” – THE OAKLAND PRESS

Produced by Mark Ronson and Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal, #2 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Ireland, #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. album chart, #4 on Japan’s international chart and #5 in Italy—easily the single biggest global sales week of the Queens’ seven album stretch. Villains’ first seven days in existence also saw nearly 100,000 vinyl albums moved worldwide, as the record became the #1 selling vinyl LP in the UK, U.S. and Germany. Villains also took the U.S. #1 spots on the Alternative, Hard, Rock, Internet and Independent Label Album charts and #2 on the Digital Album sales chart.

Queens Of The Stone Age are Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.

For further information, visit http://www.qotsa.com

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
New Dates in BOLD

1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX **
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +

+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal


THE McCARTNEYS’ MEAT FREE MONDAY CAMPAIGN
LAUNCHES NEW FILM – ‘ONE DAY A WEEK’

With appearances by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, ‘One Day a Week’ highlights the damaging environmental impact of animal agriculture and encourages people to help by eating less meat

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) next week, Meat Free Monday has released a short film about a huge contributor to climate change that is often left out of conference discussions – animal agriculture.

“There’s a simple but significant way to help protect the planet and all its inhabitants”, says Paul McCartney to camera. “And it starts with just one day a week. One day without eating animal
products can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance that sustains us all.”

With dire consequences for ourselves and future generations, livestock production results in vast amounts of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. It requires increasingly
unsustainable levels of precious resources including land, water and energy, and is a major contributor towards global environmental degradation and climate change.

The Meat Free Monday campaign has had an incredible response since its launch in 2009, with many of the world’s leading authorities on climate change endorsing meat reduction as an effective
way of fighting global warming.

The campaign’s new film ‘One Day a Week’, largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and produced in collaboration with French film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Hope Production,
amplifies this message using the breathtaking aerial photography with which Arthus-Bertrand has become synonymous.

Narrated by Paul McCartney, and with appearances from Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, the film describes how the beauty of the planet only exists through a
delicate balance of climatic conditions – a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our insatiable desire for animal products.

The film uses Paul McCartney’s own music – tracks from his 1997 classical music album Standing 0Stone, as well as an unreleased song called Botswana.

Meat Free Monday’s aim is to raise awareness and inspire people to make a change in their diets from an easily achievable starting point.

For more information about Meat Free Monday, and to view One Day a Week, please visit meatfreemondays.com.

Additional Information

PHOTO: Mary, Paul and Stella McCartney © 2017 MPL Communications Ltd

About the campaign
Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the damaging environmental impact of eating meat,
and to encourage people to help slow climate change, conserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week.

About the film

One Day a Week was largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, and produced by Hope Production in collaboration with Meat Free Monday. The film was directed by Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, whose work includes ‘7 Billion Others’ (a worldwide project by Yann Arthus-Bertrand) and ‘A Thirsty World’, a film about global water issues.

Facts
• Almost a third of all land on Earth is used for livestock production.1
• A third of all cereal crops, and more than 95 per cent of soy, is turned into feed for farmed
animals.2
• An area of rainforest the size of a hundred football pitches is cut down every hour to create room
for grazing cattle.3
• It can take 2,350 litres of fresh water – that’s about 30 bathtubs! – to produce just one beef
burger.4,5
• According to scientists at the United Nations, livestock production is responsible for 14.5 per
cent of all global greenhouse gas emissions.6 Other scientists say the percentage is even
higher!7
• If present trends continue, over the next 100 years or so there will be a global mass extinction of
species.8

For Meat Free Monday, contact:
Suzanne Barnard + 44 7854 115 799; press@meatfreemondays.com

About Hope Production
Hope Production was born from the meeting between Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Jean-Yves Robin in 2011, and is entirely dedicated to major environmental and humanist issues. For more
information, please visit robinandco.com/hope.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
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U2 ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM SONGS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT DECEMBER 1st ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS IN THE U.S. 
AND UNIVERSAL CANADA

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2ND 2018

 

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 2017

CITI PRE-SALE TICKETS POWERED BY VERIFIED FAN AVAILABLE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 2017

NEW TRACK “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY” AVAILABLE NOW

Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, Live Nation has confirmed that U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018.

Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

Pre-order of Songs of Experience is available now and across all digital platforms and will include three instant grat songs: The previously unreleased “Get Out of Your Own Way,” first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me” which was released on September 6th, and the album version of “The Blackout,” previously released as a performance video in August.  All three songs are available now to stream across all platforms. Fans who pre-order the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

In addition to unveiling album artwork by Anton Corbijn, U2 has revealed the final tracklist of Songs of Experience which was completed earlier this year. The lyrical approach of the album was greatly inspired by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly’s advice to Bono to “write as if you’re dead’, resulting in a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart – family, friends, fans, himself.

Tickets for the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE North American Tour 2018 go on sale Monday, November 20th @ 10:00 am exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. In keeping with their commitment to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, U2 has partnered with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform. Verified Fan will power all ticket sales, providing fans who truly want to attend the show with the best opportunity to get great tickets.

U2.com fan club subscribers receive first access and can register at http://www.u2.com/subscribebeginning today until Sunday, November 12thU2.com subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 am and running through Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 pm.

Citi® is the official credit card for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special, first-ever Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through November 14th to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 am and will continue through Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 pm. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com

Tickets will also be available for the Verified Fan public sale that begins on Monday, November 20th at 10:00 am. All fans must register by Saturday, November 18th for the opportunity to unlock access to tickets. To begin, visit u2.tmverifiedfan.com.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and Powered By Salesforce.

Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans. The full track listing for the album is:

1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You’re The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)

U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.
For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: U2.com.

PHOTO: Anton Corbijn