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THE SHINS: HEARTWORMS (Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records)

SPOON: HOT THOUGHTS (Matador Records)



4/28/17- GORILLAZ: HUMANZ (Warner Bros. Records)

5/5/17 – AT THE DRIVE IN: in • ter a • li • a  (Rise Records)

5/5/17 – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: LOVELY CREATURES – The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014  (BMG)

Mid-May – DANZIG: BLACK LADEN CROWN (Evillive Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment)





“These are after-dark explorations undertaken in thrilling ways”—TIME

“Hot Thoughts swings, in the raw guitar-centric tradition of the Rolling Stones. A carefully sequenced descent into a subterranean disco populated by ghosts and phantoms.” – THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“All strut and energy, and the effect is magnetic”—BUST

Spoon album number nine has entered the U.S. album chart at… number nine.

Released March 17 on Matador Records, Hot Thoughts continues the streak of top 10 charting Spoon records that began in 2007 with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and has continued through Transference (2010) and They Want My Soul (2014) up to the present.

In other Spoon news, Hot Thoughts’ international reception marks the highest chart positions of the band’s 20+ year career in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland.

Following on Spoon’s ecstatically received hometown three-fer at this year’s SXSW and a subsequent Australian jaunt, the band will resume the Hot Thoughts world tour April 27 in Mobile, AL.


**April 27 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
**April 28 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric 
**April 29 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre 
**May 1 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor 
**May 2 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues 
**May 3 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
**May 5 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm 
**May 6 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel 
**May 7 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz 
**May 9 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine 
**May 11 –  Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall 
June 17 – Berlin, DE – Festaal Kreuzburg 
June 18 – Mannheim, DE – Maifield Derby Festival 
June 19 – Munich, DE – Technikum
June 20 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefanhrlich
June 22 – Oslo, Norway – Piknik i Parken 
June 24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio 
June 25 – Netherlands – Down the Rabbit Hole
June 27 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
June 28 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School
June 30 – London, UK –  O2 Forum
July 2 – Aaras, FR – Main Square Festival
July 3 – Cologne, DE – Gloria Theater
July 5 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
July 6 – Bilbao, SP – Bilbao BBK Live
July 7 – Madrid, SP – Mad Cool Festival
July 8 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
July 14 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 15 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
***July 18Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union
***July 19 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
July 21 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
***July 22 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
***July 23 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
****July 25Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
***July 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoors
July 28 – New York, NY – Panorama
July 29 –Philadelphia, PA – XpoNential Festival
*July 30 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Wasthington, DC (w/Belle & Sebastian)
****August 1 – Detroit, MI; The Fillmore
August 3 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
*August 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (w/Belle & Sebastian – single tix on sale May 7)
August 8 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Austin
August 9 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
August 19 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
August 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
August 22 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theater for the Arts (announced – Onsale date TBD)
August 23 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
August 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
August 30Edmonton, AB – Windspear Centre
August 31Calgary, AB – Macewan Hall
September 2 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
September 5 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
September 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
September 11 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
September 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
September 14 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
September 15 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theater

*w/Belle & Sebastian
***w/The New Pornographers
****w/Cherry Glazerr



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Monday, April 10

Tuesday, April 11

Tickets On-Sale Thursday, March 30 at 12:00PM EST

New York, NY – March 28, 2017 – LCD Soundsystem will officially open The Bowery Presents’ newest venue Brooklyn Steel with five shows beginning Thursday, April 6, 2017. In addition to opening night, LCD Soundsystem will also play Friday, April 7Saturday, April 8Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.

General tickets will go on-sale beginning Thursday, March 30 at 12:00PM

EST via and Additionally, a limited number of tickets per show will be available for purchase in-person at the no-fee Mercury Lounge and Music Hall of Williamsburg box offices, while supplies last. Line forms at 11:00AM EST on Thursday, March 30, no one will be allowed to congregate prior. Cash and credit cards accepted. There is a strict two-ticket limit per person/household, per event night and across the five-night run. Ticket limits apply to both online and in-person purchases. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all their orders and tickets cancelled without notice.


New Album HUMANZ

Out April 28th on Warner Bros.

Watch new video here:

Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Warner Bros. on April 28th, 2017.

Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others (see below).

A six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film, featuring four Humanz tracks – being ‘Saturnz Barz’ in full, plus highlights of ‘Ascension’, ‘Andromeda’ and ‘We Got The Power’ – is now available to watch here:  The film – ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)’, supported by YouTube – also affords an extraordinary cutting-edge VR video (360-3D)— watch here: 
And an interactive VR version is set to be released on Daydream in April.

The 14-track album Humanz is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring additional alternative versions of all 14 album tracks will also be available (more details below).

Gorillaz will play the complete album live for fans for the first time, at a secret London location tomorrow, Friday 24th March. This one-off show is supported by Telekom Electronic Beats. Ticket info here:

Gorillaz will headline the recently announced, sold-out Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate on June 10th. Full details of dates scheduled for later in the year, will be announced soon.

The full track listing for Humanz is:

1. Ascension feat. Vince Staples
2. Strobelite feat. Peven Everett
3. Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan
4. Momentz feat. De La Soul
5. Submission feat. Danny Brown & Kelela
6. Charger feat. Grace Jones
7. Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M.
8. Busted and Blue
9. Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton
10. Let Me Out feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T
11. Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz
12. She’s My Collar feat. Kali Uchis
13. Hallelujah Money feat. Benjamin Clementine
14. We Got The Power feat. Jehnny Beth

Bonus material on Deluxe:

15. The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK
16. Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett
17. Out Of Body feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà
18. Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis
19. Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes

With interludes narrated by Ben Mendelsohn

Notes to Editors:

Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010) and The Fall (2011). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria,  picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

Humanz – Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

The Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set of the new Gorillaz album Humanz is presented across 14 individual pieces of different coloured 12” vinyl), packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. Each piece of vinyl features an album track, backed with an exclusive alternative version.

The box  also includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book featuring exclusive Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett plus a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12” vinyl case.

This format is expected to ship in late-summer, with a download code to be sent on album release on Friday April 28th.
About YouTube

Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

About Telekom Electronic Beats

Telekom Electronic Beats is one of the world’s most established music and lifestyle content marketing programs, encompassing a range of products and services as well as award winning content and events. Over the last 17 years Telekom Electronic Beats has created a universe of music experiences via a diverse range of channels, with the as its central hub. Whilst the program was initially centered around music marketing, Telekom Electronic Beats now embraces the strong connection between music and other lifestyle areas such as design, tech, fashion and art. Telekom Electronic Beats have worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary music from Grace Jones and Depeche Mode through to Moderat as well as championing new up and coming artists such as Ry X.



Following the release of their ninth studio album Hot Thoughts (Matador Records), Spoon has added dozens of tour dates to the North American leg of their tour. Tickets for all dates except Savannah are on sale Friday at 10am local time.

New dates in bold

3/22/17 – Sydney, AU – Red Eye Records
3/23/17 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
3/24/17 – Fitzroy, AU – Polyester Records
3/25/17 – Thornbury, AU – Croxton Bandroom
4/27/17 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
4/28/17 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric
4/29/17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
5/01/17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
5/02/17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
5/03/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
5/05/17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
5/06/17 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel***
5/07/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
5/09/17 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
5/11/17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
6/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Festaal Kreuzburg
6/18/17 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby Festival
6/19/17 – Munich, Germany – Technikum
6/20/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
6/22/17 – Oslo, Norway – Piknik i Parken
6/24/17 – Copenhagen South, Denmark – Amager Bio
6/27/17 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
6/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School
6/30/17 – London, UK – O2 Forum
7/03/17 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theater
7/05/17 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
7/07/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/08/17 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
7/14-16/17 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
7/15-16/17 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
7/18/17 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union
7/19/17 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion* 
7/21/17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 
7/22/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre*  
7/23/17 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis*
7/25/17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall** 
7/26/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Indoors*
7/28/17 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival 
7/29/17 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavillion (XPoNential Music Festival)
7/30/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion^
8/01/17 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore**
8/06/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl+
8/08/17 – Apsen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
8/09/17 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheater
8/19/17 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues 
8/20/17 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks 
8/22/17 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theater for the Arts 
8/23/17 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm 
8/28/17 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory 
8/30/17 – Edmonton, AB – Windspear Centre 
8/31/17 – Calgary, AB – Macewan Hall 
9/02/17 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl 
9/05/17 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory 
9/06/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot 
9/08/17 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium 
9/13/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
9/14/17 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre 
9/15/17 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theater 

* with New Pornographers
** with Cherry Glazerr
*** with Tennis

^ with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
+ with Belle and Sebastian



Radiohead has confirmed Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis as support on all of the band’s forthcoming US headline dates, which begin March 30 in Miami. 

Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis are a cross-cultural joint Jewish-Arabic project that revives the music of the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers–composers of some of the most popular Iraqi songs from the early 20th century. Further information and music can be found at

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood previously collaborated with Dudu Tassa on the latter’s track “Eize Yom” in 2009.

As previously announced, Radiohead’s U.S dates are as follows:


Thu 30 – American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL (SOLD OUT)


Sat 1 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)
Mon 3 -Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA (SOLD OUT)
Wed 5 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO (SOLD OUT)
Sat 8 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Sun 9 – Moda Center, Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
Tue 11 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA (SOLD OUT)
Fri 14 – Coachella, Indio, CA (SOLD OUT)
Mon 17 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (SOLD OUT)
Tue 18 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (SOLD OUT)
Fri 21 – Coachella, Indio, CA (SOLD OUT)

In addition to the U.S. tour, Radiohead will also be supported by Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis in the latter’s home country of Israel, at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv on July 19th.





Blackest Of The Black Festival Headline Appearance May 27th

Following on his historic reunion with the classic Misfits lineup attended by record numbers at last year’s Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago as well as the recent confirmation of a headlining set at this year’s Blackest Of The Black festival… Glenn Danzig has now confirmed the title and release date of first Danzig album of all new material since 2010’s widely acclaimed DETH RED SABAOTH:

BLACK LADEN CROWN, 50 minutes of long awaited brand new Danzig music, will be released mid-May on Evilive Records /Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The details of BLACK LADEN CROWN follow on the announcement of Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival:  Two days of non-stop music and mayhem taking place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA on May 26th and 27th. Danzig will close the festivities May 27th, headlining a bill featuring more than 20 artists playing amidst a full scale takeover and transformation of the park grounds featuring literally dozens of attractions, vendors, performers, and other surprises musical and otherwise. 

Blackest Of The Black promises to create a site-wide atmosphere like no festival before or since. A full rundown of performers and attractions will be announced shortly. Check for tickets, news, and further details as they are confirmed.

Additionally, this summer marks the 25th Anniversary of  the classic DANZIG III: HOW THE GODS KILL. Produced by Danzig himself and featuring the unforgettable cover adorned by H.R. Giger’s Meister und Margeritha (The Master and Margarita), HOW THE GODS KILL was the first DANZIG album to crack Billboard’s Top 30 and inspired Rolling Stone to rave in its review at the time, Rock is alarmingly short of visionaries these days; Danzig is the genuine article.” 

Danzig will be performing a limited number of shows this summer, commemorating the occasion with live performances of numerous songs from HOW THE GODS KILL.

For further information, keep an eye on



Hot Thoughts Cover Art


“gobsmackingly great”–THE ATLANTIC

“couldn’t make a bad record if they tried… they score once more with a heady cocktail of textured guitars, weirdo synths, and Britt Daniel’s seductive sandpaper-rough croon.”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“the most consistent rock band of the 21st century”—ESQUIRE

“Another knockout… incapable of releasing a bad record” —NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“it’s absolutely remarkable that, nine albums deep into their career, Spoon are still capable of something like this… they’re a truly remarkable beast.”—STEREOGUM

“There’s a case to be made for Spoon being the greatest rock band of the 21st century”—THE RINGER

“Spoon at its best… a tremendous achievement… a masterpiece.”—TEXAS MONTHLY

“It’s really great. Of course it’s really great. This is what Spoon does… unyielding greatness”—UPROXX

Heralded by triumphant appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show with James Corden and a tidal wave of advance accolades, Spoon’s eagerly awaited ninth album Hot Thoughts finally sees its release today, March 17, 2017, on Matador Records.

To mark the occasion, Spoon just concluded a three-night release week SXSW residency at “The Main” rechristened “Eno’s” in honor of drummer Jim Eno, where the band curated and headlined an individualized line up each night March 14, 15 and 16. The unmistakable highlight of each evening was undoubtedly Spoon’s headline set, each receiving an ecstatic welcome befitting an international sensation returning to its hometown roots:

“They were treated like conquering heroes by the crowd, and deservedly so.”—AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“in top form… what the band does best while adding new colors in spots… a victory lap with friends and bands in the crucible that saw them become one of the best Austin bands ever.”—AUSTIN 360

“The best band I saw last night was Spoon!”—NPR

“an epic kick-off …one of the tightest, most well-executed acts in independent rock and roll”—PASTE

Spoon’s Hot Thoughts world tour continues next week with a pair of dates in Australia, after which Spoon will be bringing Hot Thoughts to the South with stops in Mobile, Tampa, Orlando, Charleston, Raleigh and more, marking the beginning of a rigorous year of touring for the band—one that will include an extensive UK/Europe trek as well as previously announced engagements from Panorama in NYC to the Hollywood Bowl in L.A.

See below for a full list of dates and keep up with Spoon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and of course


3/17/17 – Austin, TX – Waterloo Records
3/22/17 – Sydney, AU – Red Eye Records
3/23/17 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
3/24/17 – Fitzroy, AU – POLYESTER RECORDS
3/25/17 – Thornbury, AU – Croxton Bandroom
4/27/17 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
4/28/17 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric
4/29/17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
5/01/17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
5/02/17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
5/03/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
5/05/15 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
5/07/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
5/09/17 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
5/11/17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
6/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Festaal Kreuzburg
6/18/17 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby Festival
6/19/17 – Munich, Germany – Technikum
6/20/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
6/22/17 – Oslo, Norway – Piknik i Parken
6/24/17 – Copenhagen South, Denmark – Amager Bio
6/27/17 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
6/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School
6/30/17 – London, UK – O2 Forum
7/03/17 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theater
7/05/17 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
7/07/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/08/17 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
7/14-16/17 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
7/15-16/17 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
7/28/17 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival
7/29/17 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavillion (XPoNential Music Festival)
7/30/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion**
8/06/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
8/08/17 – Apsen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
8/09/17 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheater

** with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
* with Belle and Sebastian



Second Beacon Theater Show Confirmed for May 2nd

May 6th at Tower Theater in Philadelphia Added
HI RES © “Do You Still Love Me” Still

His Apollo Theater show on the February 17 release date of his new Prisoner (PAX AM/Blue Note) was one of the hottest tickets in recent NYC memory. His May 3rd Beacon Theater Prisoner Tour date has sold out. The Manhattan media has heaped accolades on Prisoner, not least of which NEW YORK Magazine hailing the new LP as “genius… the best thing he’s put out in a decade”…

… And now, due to overwhelming demand, Ryan and his band will add a second show at New York’s Beacon Theater on May 2nd.

And with demand for more dates on the Prisoner tour escalating everywhere, a May 6th show at Philadelphia has been added to the itinerary.

Presales for the newly added Prisoner tour dates begin March 15th at 10am ET, with tickets going on sale to the general public March 17th at 11am ET.

Ryan Adams’ Prisoner debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Album chart, #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart and #8 on the Top-200. The album continues to generate some of the best critical notices of the multiple-Grammy-nominated Adams’ storied career, while the additional NYC date is one of several new shows added to the Prisoner Tour to accommodate demand.

Meanwhile, reviews of the tour’s first few stops in the southern U.S. are already echoing the raves that heralded Prisoner’s release:

“Adams’ set was among one of the best sounding the National has hosted in recent years…  Richmond seemed energized for a second evening with Adams.”—RVA Magazine

“Adams performed 26 songs in a set that stretched past two hours, with no intermission, no encore and no lack of intensity… his strongest statement of resistance and resolve. That the audience sang along with, and not over, Adams… proved just how far he and his fans have come.”—SOUTH

See below for all confirmed tour dates. And as always, check for updates at:

New dates in bold

3/14/17 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater +
5/2/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
5/3/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
5/6/17 — Philadelphia, PA — Tower Theater
5/7/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
5/9/17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
5/10/17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
5/12/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
5/14/17 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/20/17 – Auckland, NZ – Civic Theatre
5/23/17 – Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli
5/26/17 – Melbourne, AU – Margaret Court Arena
5/27/17 – Sydney, AU – Hordern Pavilion
6/1/17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Granada Theater
6/2/17 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
6/3/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
6/18/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
6/20/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/22/17 – Calgary, AB – Jubilee
6/23/17 – Edmonton, AB – Jubilee
6/25/17 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall
6/27/17 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater
6/28/17 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
6/29/17 – Portland, OR – Edgefield
7/6/17 – Castro Daire, PT – Nos Alive
7/7/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/8/17 – Barcelona, ES – Festival Cruilla
7/28/17 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
7/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
7/30/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
8/1/17 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
8/4/17 – Saint Charles, IA – Hinterland Festival
8/10/17 – Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
8/10-12/17 — Gothenburg, SWE — Way Out West Festival
8/17/17 – Brecon, GB – Green Man Festival
9/8/17 – Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
9/9/17 – Cork, IRE – Opera House
9/11/17 – Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theater
9/12/17 – Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theater
9/14/17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
9/15/17 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
9/17/17 – Gateshead, UK – Sage One
9/18/17 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
9/22/17 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall

+ Phoebe Bridgers supports
++ Jenny Lewis supports




Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, ‘Flowers In The Dirt’ recording sessions, 1988. Photo credit: 1988 © Paul McCartney / Photo by Linda McCartney.

With the Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection edition’s March 24th release date via  MPL/Capitol/UMe fast approaching, Paul McCartney has confirmed a very special Record Store Day exclusive.

To commemorate Record Store Day this April 22nd, a limited edition three-song cassette of Paul and Elvis Costello’s Flowers In The Dirt demos will be made available at participating RSD stores.

The limited edition cassette-only release will be the first time these recordings–I Don’t Want To Confess, Shallow Grave and Mistress And Maid—will be made available in the same form as when Paul and Elvis first cut them directly to tape.

Speaking about these tracks Paul said:  “The demos are red hot off the skillet and that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set. What’s great about these songs is that they’ve just been written. So there’s nothing more hot off the skillet as I say. So that was the kind of great instant thing about them.  I hadn’t listened to them in ages but when I did I knew we had to put them out. We made a little tape of them and sent them to Elvis, who loved them too. We said we should put out an EP or something and now the moment’s finally arrived.”

For a sneak peek at the cassette demo experience, go here.

The demos will be made available digitally only as part of the Deluxe Edition when Flowers In The Dirt is released as the 10th installment in the multiple-GRAMMY-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection release of Flowers In The Dirt was, as always, personally curated and overseen by Paul himself.

For information on formats, track listings, preorders etc., go to

For a list of Record Store Day participants, go to

For further information please contact:

UK –
US – – 310 865 7812









© Marisa Kula

In celebration of the release of their fifth album Heartworms – out today via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records – The Shins have released not one but TWO videos for the “joyfully infectious” (NPR) single “Name For You”, with one featuring an alternate version of the song.

What began as an exercise in songwriting transformed into a commentary on what it means to be a songwriter. After writing the first track for Heartworms, James Mercer decided to recreate the song from scratch. Driven by its malleability, its ability to be foundationally identical, yet aesthetically and sonically utterly new, Mercer continued experimenting with each subsequent track until he had two complete albums: one original and one “flipped”.

Mercer’s ability to create two totally divergent albums from the same underlying compositions not only highlights his immense capability as a songwriter, but also functions as a reminder of what it means to be an artist, how an artist acts as both the master and facilitator of his artistic product.

Our first taste of these parallel reality albums comes in the form of two videos based on first single “Name For You”.

The first video, which accompanies the album version of the song, follows a day in the life of prominent skateboarders Savannah Headden and Samarria Brevard (acclaimed X Games veterans). Directed by The Shins’ drummer Jon Sortland, this lo-fi version set in Southern California is embellished with bursts of Dillon Moore’s cartoonish animations. Watch the video at

The second video is paired with the alternate version of “Name For You”, which Mercer re-composed as a borderline sinister new-wave track. Directed by Zaiba Jabbar and co-directed by Jon Sortland and Mark Watrous, this neo-noir version stars trans-icon and actress in Amazon’s hit series Transparent Trace Lysette, and accentuates the non-binary nature of gender. Watch the video at

In the same way that each version of the song serves to redefine its underlying composition, their corresponding videos serve as a reflection of the tonality of each song as they work to frame and redefine womanhood.

Fans can go to to see both videos in real time as they play simultaneously: simply move the switch to the left or right to go from watching the video with the album version of the song to the alternate video with the “flipped” version of “Name For You”. The “flipped” version of “Name For You” is also available to stream or download at  

Following a jam-packed release week, The Shins will be stopping by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a special appearance on March 13th. Tune in at 11:35pm EST.

The band has also added more shows to their tour in support of Heartworms with new dates added for Memphis, Las Vegas, Pittsburg, Boston and more. Presales for these shows begin March 13th at 10am local time, with tickets going on sale to the general public on March 17th at 10am local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a copy of Heartworms.

Don’t forget to enter the special contest to win The Shins’ first van: a 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon. To enter, visit and submit a video of you or your band covering a track from Heartworms.

For more information, visit and stay tuned to the band’s and stay tuned to the band’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


New dates in bold

March 10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
March 14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
March 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 25 – Glasgow, UK – 6 Music Festival @ O2 Academy
March 28 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
March 29 – London, UK – Apollo Hammersmith
March 30 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 31– Zurich, SUI – M4Music Festival
April 20 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
April 21– Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
April 22-23 – North Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
May 12-14 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 13 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 16 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
May 17 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 19 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 20 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino – Stir Cove
May 21 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center for the Arts
May 23 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 24 – Calgary, AB – McEwan Hall
May 26-28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
May 27 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 29 – Boise, ID – Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
June 1 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
June 2-3 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
June 3 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
June 3-4– Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
June 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
June 15-18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
June 16 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
June 17 – Cooperstown, NY – Brewery Ommegang
June 21 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
June 22 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheatre
June 23 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
July 11 – Niagra Falls, NY – Rapid Theater
July 29 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
July 28-30 – Oro-Medonte, ON – Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
July 30 – Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
August 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE — Indoore
August 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
August 4-6 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga

Heartworms Cover

Lovely Creatures

The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014

Out 5th May 2017

© Sam Barker

“There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.” Nick Cave

Lovely Creatures is the most comprehensive overview of the recorded work of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to date. Spanning thirty years of music from their debut album From Her To Eternity through to Push The Sky Away their 15th studio album, the collection navigates one of the most exhilarating, idiosyncratic and inventive bodies of work created in contemporary music.

Included are long-standing live favourites “Stagger Lee” and “The Mercy Seat”, their hit single from 1995 “Where The Wild Roses Grow” through to recent fan favourites “Jubilee Street” and “We No Who U R. There are songs that newcomers may only know from their appearance on film and television soundtracks, notably “O Children” (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. I)  and the ubiquitous “Red Right Hand”, most recently familiar to fans of the series Peaky Blinders.

The album was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays. The book is available as part of the limited edition ‘Super Deluxe’ album collection that also comes with a two hour DVD containing rare and unseen archive footage. Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band:  Standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition package.

Lovely Creatures was originally intended for release in 2014. Since its postponement the band have recorded and released their highly acclaimed 16th studio album Skeleton Tree.

Read a statement from Nick Cave here:

Watch the trailer for Lovely Creatures here:

Lovely Creatures The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014 will be released on 5thMay 2017 on Mute Records/BMG in the following formats:

Double CD
2 CDs (21 tracks) with booklet

Triple Vinyl
3 Heavyweight 12” vinyl (21 tracks) with a triple gatefold sleeve

Deluxe 3CD & DVD
3 CDs (45 tracks) and two hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews with a 48 page book

Super Deluxe 3CD & DVD with Hardcover Book
Box set comprised of 3 CDs and two hour DVD with a hardcover book containing original essays, candid and personal photos taken by the band family and friends, and reproductions of band memorabilia

US Tour Dates 2017

Friday, May 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, May 27th – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Saturday, June 3 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
Monday, June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Wednesday, June 7 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 10 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, June 13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 16 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
Sunday, June 18 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
Wednesday, June 21 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 24 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Monday, June 26 – San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre
Wednesday, June 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel Theatre
Thursday, June 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

One of the most critically acclaimed acts working today Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have sold over 5 million albums worldwide to date. Their influence has been profound and far-reaching and they remain one of the most powerful and exciting acts in the world.

iTunes –

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Double CD
1. Loverman
2. Tupelo
3. Deanna
4. From Her To Eternity
5. The Weeping Song
6. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
7. People Ain’t No Good
8. Higgs Boson Blues
9. Straight To You
10. Where The Wild Roses Grow

1. Into My Arms
2. Love Letter
3. Red Right Hand
4. The Mercy Seat
5. O Children
6. The Ship Song
7. Stranger Than Kindness
8. Jubilee Street
9. Nature Boy
10. We No Who U R
11. Stagger Lee

Triple Vinyl
Side A
1. Loverman
2. Tupelo
3. Deanna
4. From Her To Eternity

Side B
1. The Weeping Song
2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
3. People Ain’t No Good

Side C
1. Higgs Boson Blues
2. Straight To You
3. Where The Wild Rose Grow

Side D
1. Into My Arms
2. Love Letter
3. Red Right Hand
4. The Mercy Seat

Side E
1. O Children
2. The Ship Song
3. Stranger Than Kindness

Side F
1. Jubilee Street
2. Nature Boy
3. We No Who U R
4. Stagger Lee

Deluxe 3CD & DVD / Super Deluxe 3CD & DVD with Hardcover Book
CD1: 1984 -1993
1. From Her To Eternity
2. In The Ghetto
3. Tupelo
4. I’m Gonna Kill That Woman
5. The Carny
6. Sad Waters
7. Stranger Than Kindness
8. Scum
9. The Mercy Seat
10. Deanna
11. Up Jumped The Devil
12. The Weeping Song
13. The Ship Song
14. Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
15. Straight To You

CD2: 1994 – 2003
1. Do You Love Me?
2. Nobody’s Baby Now
3. Loverman
4. Red Right Hand
5. Stagger Lee
6. Where The Wild Roses Grow
7. Into My Arms
8. People Ain’t No Good
9. Brompton Oratory
10. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
11. Come Into My Sleep
12. Love Letter
13. God Is In The House
14. He Wants You
15. Shoot Me Down

CD3: 2004 – 2013
1. Hiding All Away
2. There She Goes, My Beautiful World
3. Nature Boy
4. Breathless
5. Babe, You Turn Me On
6. O Children
7. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
8. Night Of The Lotus Eaters
9. We Call Upon The Author
10. Jesus Of The Moon
11. More News From Nowhere
12. We No Who U R
13. Jubilee Street
14. Higgs Boson Blues
15. Push The Sky Away

1. Interview, ‘Kippevel’, Netherlands, 1988
2. Night of the Lotus Eaters, Docks de Suds, Marseilles, France, 2008
3. Red Right Hand, Glastonbury Festival, UK, 1988
4. The Weeping Song, ‘Boxed Set’, Glasgow STV Studios, UK, 2001
5. Interview, New York, USA, 2013
6. Higgs Boson Blues, La Fabrique Studios, France, 2012
7. Interview, ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ documentary, Berlin, Germany, 1987
8. From Her To Eternity, Perkins Palace, Pasadena, USA, 1984
9. Love Letter, ABC Studios, Australia, 2001
10. Interview, ’Bish’s Biz’, Australia, 2013
11. Do You Love Me?, ‘Boxed Set’, Glasgow STV Studios, UK, 2001
12. Interview, ‘Boxed Set’, Glasgow STV Studios, UK, 2001
13. Into My Arms, INmusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
14. We Call Upon The Author, B1 Maximum Club, Moscow, Russia, 2009
15. Interview, ‘Ein Abend in Wien’, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1991
16. The Mercy Seat, Bizarre Festival, Germany, 1996
17. Interview, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1984
18. God Is In The House, ‘Later With Jools Holland’, London, 2001
19. Interview, ’Bish’s Biz’ Australia, 2013
20. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, Globe Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008
21. Brompton Oratory, ‘MTV Live n Loud’, 1997
22. I’m Gonna Kill That Woman, Posthof, Linz, Austria, 1986
23. Jubilee Street, The Fonda Theatre, LA, USA, 2013
24. The Ship Song, ‘Live at Paradiso DVD’, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992
25. Interview, Lollapalooza, USA, 1994
26. Loverman, Bizarre Festival, Germany, 1996
27. Interview, Australia, 1988
28. In The Ghetto, Exit, Chicago, USA, 1984
29. Hiding All Away, ‘The Abattoir Blues Tour DVD’, Brixton Academy, London, UK, 2004
30. Interview, Australia, 1992
31. Where the Wild Roses Grow, ‘MTV Most Wanted’, London, UK, 1995
32. Deanna, St Luke’s, London, UK, 2008
33. O Children, Le Trianon, Paris, France, 2013
34. Interview, Festival Crazy Rock, Chile, 1996
35. Stagger Lee, The White Room, London, UK, 1996
36. Interview, ‘Austin City Limits’, Austin, Texas, USA, 2014
37. Interview, Australia, 1995
38. Push The Sky Away, The Fonda Theatre, LA, USA, 2013
39. There She Goes, My Beautiful World, ‘The Abattoir Blues Tour DVD’, Brixton Academy, London         UK, 2004

Approx. running time 2hrs 5min

Warning This DVD contains flashing images, which may be harmful to some viewers




March 10th — Los Angeles — El Rey Theatre
March 14th — New York — Bowery Ballroom
March 15th — Brooklyn — Music Hall of Williamsburg 


Heartworms Cover

After generating yet another wave of critical acclaim with the release of “instant classic” (ELLE) “slice of warm and wistful folk-pop” (PASTE) third single “Mildenhall”, The Shins have unleashed a fourth advance track from Heartworms: “Painting A Hole”. Textured with spiraling vocals and a body-swaying rhythm, “Painting A Hole” employs James Mercer’s singular lyrical voice to examine the way our society perpetuates beliefs that rarely reflect our everyday reality (“You’re painting a hole/Can you crawl up inside it?”).

James on the message behind the song:

“People create beliefs or inherit them and those beliefs very rarely reflect the reality we live in every day. Like a coyote in a cartoon, painting a hole in the side of a cliff then falling through it, I think these belief systems are just about as ridiculous as that.”

“Painting A Hole” is available as an instant grat, but head over to to stream it now.

In addition to the dates already announced in support of Heartworms, The Shins have confirmed three exclusive, intimate shows to celebrate the album’s release: March 10th (release day) at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, March 14th at Bowery Ballroom in New York and March 15th at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Fans will have an opportunity to get their tickets to these performances by entering a special lottery—details will be emailed to those who have signed up via Randomly selected entrants will receive a unique code allowing them to purchase two tickets on March 7th at 12pm local time.

Don’t forget—Soundcheck Party tickets are available for select dates (marked below). One $125 Soundcheck Party ticket includes: admission to an exclusive soundcheck performance, individual photo with the band, a limited edition exclusive Shins poster signed by James Mercer, a canvas Shins tote bag, and early entry into the venue. Tickets to the show are NOT included.

For more information, visit and stay tuned to the band’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


New dates in bold
(Soundcheck Party tickets only available for dates marked with #)

March 2 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre #
March 3 – Phoenix, AZ – McDowell Mountain Music Festival
March 4 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater #
March 6 – San Diego,CA – Observatory North Park #
March 7 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park #
March 10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
March 14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
March 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 25 – Glasgow, UK – 6 Music Festival @ O2 Academy
March 28
 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon #
March 29 – London, UK – Apollo Hammersmith #
March 30 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso #
March 31– Zurich, SUI – M4Music Festival
April 20 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
April 21– Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
April 22-23 – North Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
May 12-14 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 26-28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
June 2-3 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
June 3-4– Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
June 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
June 15-18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
July 28-30 – Oro-Medonte, ON – Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
August 4-6 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga






Photo by Eugene Adebari

Friday March 3 – With less than a month to go until the release of the reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers In The Dirt (the 10th installment of the Grammy-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection) – Paul has released some photographs taken from the video shoots for the song ‘This One’.

In 1989 Paul shot two videos for the song, taken from the album ‘Flowers In The Dirt’.

The first, directed by Tim Pope, was filmed in June (1989) at the Albert Wharf Studio in Battersea, London.  Referred to as the ‘Eastern’ promo the video featured scenes with meditation and as well as featuring Paul, Linda and the band the promo includes Indian dancers. Photographer Eugene Adebari was on set to capture still photographs on the day.

The second video was directed by ‘light painting’ photographer Dean Chamberlain and was filmed in a rehearsal barn in the South-East of England in July (1989).

Today, Paul has released a selection of images from both video shoots to coincide with the song, ‘This One’, being available as an Instant Grat track for people who have digitally pre-ordered ‘Flowers In The Dirt’

Those who pre-order the album digitally will also get Instant Grat tracks – previously unreleased original demo versions of My Brave Face and That Day Is Done – both recorded at one of the early writing sessions.

The reissue of Flowers In The Dirt is available from March 24th.

PRE-ORDERS: Super Deluxe (3CD/1DVD), Special Edition (2CD), Vinyl (2LP)

For further information please contact:

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