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Postponed November Dates Rescheduled to December 6th & 7th, 2015

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U2 will return to Paris in early December to play their two concerts postponed from earlier in November. The new dates – Sunday, December 6th and Monday, December 7th at the Accorhotels Arena in Bercy – are confirmed by Live Nation today. Tickets for the previously scheduled November 14th performance will be valid for the December 6th event. Tickets for the previously scheduled November 15th performance will be valid for the December 7th event. Complete ticket information below.

Speaking from Dublin ahead of tonight’s opening night of U2’s four-night run in their hometown, Bono commented: “So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13th is irreplaceable. For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind – but they couldn’t steal the spirit of that city. It’s a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6th and 7th. We’re going to put on our best for Paris.”

U2 tour promoter and tour producer Arthur Fogel added, “The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honour the commitment to their audience.”

And as originally planned, U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will be broadcast live from Paris on HBO. The concert on Monday 7th December 2015 will be filmed live and will be shown on HBO at 9:00pm ET.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for the previously scheduled performances will be honoured at the door. Tickets for the previously scheduled November 14th performance will be valid at the December 6th event. Tickets for the November 15th performance will be valid at the December 7th event.  Fans who are unable to attend the rescheduled show dates may refund their existing tickets through November 30th 2015. Tickets may be refunded at point of purchase. Any returned tickets will be immediately released for sale.

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19 November 2015

Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems…

The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.

Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.

To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.

Dave Grohl


8 November 2015



For real.

It was in Austin, Texas March 14th, 2013, at the last show of the “Sound City Players” when I was given a small, but very relevant and perhaps prophetic gift from my Sound City movie producers Jim Rota and John Ramsay. An empty journal, with a note that said something along the lines of, “Congratulations on everything Sound City… get to work on the next project!” It was the most beautiful way to end something that I wanted so badly to last forever: with a new beginning.

The basic concept of the Sonic Highways album and series was born right then and there, in a small backstage room surrounded by mountains of Lone Star beer and Stubbs BBQ. 8 songs, 8 cities, 8 studios, and a musical road trip of a lifetime. Removing the Foo Fighters from our comfort zone and challenging the process from top to bottom, it breathed new life into the band, and set us on a journey that unquestionably exceeded any of our simple expectations. And now it has led us here. To another beautiful ending.

So, where do I begin?

We owe it all to Mexico City.

Unbeknownst to them, the people who attended those two concerts back in December, 2013 at Foro Sol stadium helped fund the filming and recording of the bulk of the Sonic Highways project. They were the fuse that lit this little firecracker, baby. Without those gigs, many may have never heard the incredible and truly inspiring life stories of Buddy Guy, Steve Albini, Ian Mackaye, Tony Joe White, Zac Brown, Dolly Parton, Roky Erickson, Gary Clark Jr, Bruce Pavitt, Fred Drake, Terry Lickona, Joan Jett, Steve Rosenthal, Nora Guthrie……a list too long to share here. But, beyond giving our band the equivalent of a rock and roll university year abroad, they gave the entire world the most priceless gift: Inspiration. So….Gracias a todos, Mexico….we couldn’t have done it without you.

Before long, our rag tag crew of ne’er-do-wells was stumbling from city to city, coast to coast, taking in every drop (!) of 100 proof American culture we could squeeze. Dancing in a New Orleans second line parade, laying under the desert stars in Joshua Tree, walking the streets of Chicago in -30 degree weather…it was an American dream come true. Our only responsibility was to share it with you, and the brave people of HBO trusted us with that much. (very freely, I might add.) Blind faith? Perhaps. But, without Nina Rosenstein, we would not be the people who we are today. Looking back, she gave us something immeasurably generous: some of the greatest memories of our lives. These people and places that we experienced have filled our hearts…and ultimately our songs. So, thank you, Nina. We are yours. But, focused on the moment, we never in our wildest dreams could have imagined the whirlwind 23 months that lay ahead of us. We just put one foot in front of the other, and kept moving….

I must admit, I never looked at our schedule. I was too scared. I knew that this was it. This was the big one. There was talk of stadiums, and anniversaries, and TV shows. South Africa, Korea, Colombia. Letterman and Glastonbury. It all seemed too good to be true! But, as always, we kept our heads down and tried to appreciate every single moment as it fled. Because, you realize, none of this was ever supposed to happen. Ever. As we approached our twentieth anniversary, it was hard not to look back on all of those years and smile while shaking our heads in wonder and disbelief. From the Mike Watt van tour of 1995, to RFK stadium in Washington DC (my hometown gig) July 4th, 2015…those dots don’t necessarily connect in real life, you know? It still boggles the mind. But, the spoils of these blessings are not lost upon us. We count every last one.

Even the disasters.

A lucky break? Yeah, you could call it that. Gothenburg was a swift reminder that life is short, and that we’re all here to live it together, no matter what adversity you’re faced with. (Music! The perfect remedy!) Sure, weeks and weeks of shuffling around hotel rooms on my butt with a cast on my leg, trying to pack my suitcase alone before lobby call got pretty fucking stale pretty fucking quick. But, as always, I just put one foot in front of……well, the same one for a while there…

And then everything changed. The energy. The atmosphere. THE THRONE. I was no longer afraid to look at the schedule, I was glued to it. The challenge that we faced from there on out became more of a mission, or a dare, if you will. And it showed. Pat’s smile got even wider (an infallible barometer of all things), Chris’s solos got even faster (thank God someone knows what they’re doing up there), Nate’s stage moves more daring (I once noticed him just to the left of me) and Taylor’s drum set….well….it got pinker. But not without the help of scores of hardworking bad asses that some might call the Foo Fighters road crew (we like refer to them as family, in a very Manson Family kind of way…) They ultimately deserve the lion’s share of credit for keeping this old circus tent erect for the past 6 months. So, let’s all have a nice, warm diet Coke for them tonight. They’re the hardest working motherfuckers in the business. Cheers.

And so we trudged on. Any fatigue was met with an explosion of energy once the curtain went up. Any pain was met with the adrenaline of thousands of voices singing along. Every one of you kept us alive for a while there. One night, at a point where I felt like I was at the end of my rope, it came to me that these few hours we have together every night were something like a heavy blanket to retreat under. I could always rely on our time together to get me to the next stop. Again, and again. From Chicago to Cesena.

That being said….we’ve always been pretty good at knowing when to call it a day. You just….know. You get that feeling that, if you’re not careful, you’ll run out of bread crumbs to find your way home and be lost in the woods forever. It hit me a few months back, crept up on me and tapped me on the shoulder as if to say “Hey…don’t spend it all in one place, asshole.” A sobering reminder that all good things must come to an end. Of course…we could keep going. After all, we’d made it this far, right? What’s another 20 years?

Around that time we arrived in Austin, Texas for the Austin City Limits festival. A massive gig, two weekends and hundreds of acts, it was to be some of our final American performances for this album. There’s a certain bittersweet relief to that. On one hand, you’re carrying these monumental experiences under your wing as you anticipate life outside of a tour bus. On the other hand, you fear that the thrill and joy of sharing music with people all over the world will leave you like an empty shell when it’s gone. It becomes your everything. And that’s terrifying.

The Saint Cecilia Hotel, named after the patroness saint of music, is known as “A lush retreat from the world”. And, believe me, that it is! 14 rooms and a small bar, it’s tucked away in the trees within a bustling, Austin neighborhood. As our van pulled up in the wee hours of September 30th, 2015, I was struck with a rather impulsive idea: to record some songs on our days off to give to the world as a “thank you” for the last 2 years. Though there’s a world class recording studio just on the other side of the fence (Arlyn Studios, look it up.), the hotel manager, Jenny offered that we record in the hotel. A most generous, but unrealistic offer. Though, after rolling it around in my head a few times, it made perfect sense! Returning to the city where the entire Sonic Highways concept was born, loading in one last time to a room that was never designed to be a recording studio a la Sonic Highways, and making some music! Fate? Destiny? I was too tired to figure that kind of shit out, so I hit the sack, woke up the next morning and started making some calls…

By 6 pm the next day, the office was transformed into a control room and the bar was littered with microphones and cables. Amps were in the kitchen. Drums in front of the fireplace. Instant studio, courtesy of the legendary Kevin Szymanski! (Those fancy computer things are pretty convenient! More on that another time….) Margaritas were made, friends came to visit, the sun went down, and before long we started making enough noise to drive the neighbors to start drinking along with us. Riffs and ideas were thrown around, songs that were lost in the shuffle over the years, songs that were left unfinished. Like a musical retrospective, we were going through decades of songs no one has ever heard, pieces left on the cutting room floor from every album. Our own sonic scrapbook. (The Neverending Sigh is 20 years old! Was once called 7 corners for all you die hards out there…) Without the usual pressure or expectation of making an “album”, we sat happy and relaxed as we played. A virtual “This Is Your Life” of the Foo Fighters. It was so good, but again, bittersweet knowing that it was all soon coming to an end.

By midnight, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band had arrived, and the “session” turned into a full on party. Guitars were abandoned for horns and the room started swinging (spinning?). People danced between the cables and microphones, dancing behind the bar, strumming acoustic guitars on the patio. Danny Clinch did what Danny Clinch does, capturing the moments in his beautiful pictures between cocktails. Gary Clark Jr. sat on the patio in the candlelight, jamming along with friends from a couch. As the hours passed, the atmosphere had reached exactly what every recording experience should be: A celebration. “Always record! Always record!” said Jack Black in that infamous Tenacious D episode from years ago. Truer words have never been spoken. Because you just might miss something that you’ll never get back again. Moments that happen once in a lifetime. By the time that weekend was over, we had recorded 5 songs in that tiny room.

Weekend two was spent recording vocals and guitars in my bedroom, room 4. More friends, more margaritas, a fire in the fire pit. The most fabulous Cambria Harkey floated in, slinging her camera to insure that this wasn’t all just a dream. The porch was buzzing with activity as I did vocals in my bathroom, stepping in and out to listen to the previous takes. The coffee table became a pile of guitar pedals and scribbled lyrics, beer bottles and ashtrays. At one point, a familiar face walked in and said, “Dave…’s Ben Kweller…..” It had been years! Such a talented young man. We hugged, hit play to listen to the last vocal take, and he instinctively started singing the perfect harmony to my line. Without hesitation, I immediately said, “Get your ass in there and sing it right now.” So he picked up the coffee stained piece of hotel stationary with my lyrics penciled on it and banged out his part in two glorious takes. Always record, ladies and gentlemen. Always record. The night faded, friends and family scattered, and I fell asleep with my still glowing amp at the foot of my bed.

It was heartbreaking to leave that place, to say the least. I honestly feel like we left a piece of our band there as we were being torn away from it. The perfect unity of life, and love, and music is something that only comes around so often and in certain circumstances. When you feel it coming on, you have to take hold of it. That place and those people made it possible for our band to take one, big final breath before the curtain closes. Thankfully, we have evidence of this in these songs that we’re giving to you today. Thank you, Saint Cecilia. You made us feel right at home.

And, the music? Maybe these songs are the breadcrumbs that will help us find our way back when it’s time. We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now. Another empty journal, another tap on the shoulder…those things are never far behind. It’s what lies ahead in those woods that excites me now….

So tonight, as I sit in my Berlin hotel room on our final tour for this album, counting down the days until we return home, I can’t help but wonder when we will see each other again. Who knows? But, with everything Foo Fighter related, it will only be when it feels right. And that’s a feeling that’s easy to feel.

To each and every one of you that made the past few years the best our band has ever had, thank you. You have all given us so much, and we are eternally grateful.

For real.

One foot in front of the other….



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David Bowie’s new album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) is now available for pre-order HERE.

The ★ album will be released January 8, 2016 on Iso/Columbia Records in formats including digital, CD, and a stunning die-cut vinyl LP package  – a video of the vinyl LP can be seen HERE.

The album’s title track and first single will be released globally tomorrow, November 20, 2015 on all digital retailer and streaming platforms.

The single and film will premiere worldwide today in venues ranging from special theatrical premiere screenings presented in cooperation with Noisey at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn to a U.S. broadcast premiere on Palladia. Details and RSVP information HERE.

The full ★ short film will be available online from 4:10p ET HERE. Watch the ★ video teaser trailer HERE.

Music from the ★ single has been featured in the opening title credits and trailers for new TV series The Last Panthers. The series, also directed by Johan Renck, began airing across Europe in late-October and will premiere in the U.S. on SundanceTV in Spring 2016.

Pre-order links:

CD & Vinyl LP:

Special configurations including exclusive lithograph artwork here:
To receive the lithograph(s) by the Christmas holiday (and before the January 8 release date of the music product), please place your order by December 8.

Digital album:

Limited edition clear vinyl LP will be available exclusively at Barnes&Noble.

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While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.

Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.

All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.

Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.



It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour. In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.





BOOTS © Eliot Lee Hazel
BOOTS © Eliot Lee Hazel

“…one of the year’s edgiest and most inventive records.” –– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“[BOOTS] delivers rhymes as haggard chants, then rises above them to sing in a voice that sounds sleepless and anxious…AQUΛRIA elapses as an album with a sustained atmosphere of dread, determination and experiment.” –– NEW YORK TIMES

“AQUΛRIA is a captivating, often confrontational mixture of nasty power rock, hip-hop, industrial snarls and other jittery dissonant sounds, and it reveals that 28-year-old clearly belongs center stage.” –– WALL STREET JOURNAL

“..the most interesting new artist I’ve heard in 2015…my most anticipated new artist release of 2015.” –– NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED’S BOB BOILEN

“BOOTS’ genre-melting debut album, AQUΛRIA, evokes everything from bass-heavy underground dance music to the noisy hip-hop of Run the Jewels…to David Bowie and The Beatles.” –– ROLLING STONE

“…a meticulously crafted album…[BOOTS] stands out in a pop landscape dominated by a handful of Scandinavian producers and their American mouthpieces.” –– CHICAGO READER

BOOTS is excited to announce his first performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Friday, November 20. The announcement comes as BOOTS marks today’s release of AQUΛRIA, his critically-lauded debut album. The Late Show airs at 11:35pm EST on CBS.

AQUΛRIA has already impressed the most respected critics at publications such as THE NEW YORK TIMES, ROLLING STONE, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, NPR and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. The album continues to receive praise across the board for its inventive instrumentation and refreshing approach to songwriting. Featuring songs such as “I Run Roulette”, “Bombs Away” and “C.U.R.E.”, AQUΛRIA is currently available via

Tonight, BOOTS will celebrate AQUΛRIA‘s release with a sold-out performance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade. This will be followed by another sold-out engagement at Los Angeles’ Echo on November 19. Those who witnessed BOOTS’ Landmark and ACL Festival sets can attest to the sheer might and intensity that is displayed during a BOOTS live show.

For more information, visit, and @bootsonboots on Twitter.

2015 TOUR

11/13/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
11/19/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo





U2 © Samy Mosher
U2 © Samy Mosher

This weekend, HBO will air one of the most exhilarating and groundbreaking live concert experiences ever staged: U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS. At 9pm EST on Saturday, November 14, HBO audiences will witness U2 performing in the City of Light on that same date of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour.

U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS will showcase the lauded iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE performance that literally moves throughout the venue via multiple stages, the one-of-a-kind interactive floor-to-ceiling arena-length LED screen — and of course, the songs: The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE setlist span the band’s entire career, from 1980 debut album, Boy, to the current, Songs of Innocence. The concepts of innocence and experience are explored in vivid musical and visual detail, progressing from songs inspired by the members of U2’s earliest influences and formative life experiences through decades worth of indelible anthems from the band that has won more Grammys than any other living rock band.

One of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’s innumerable magical moments occurs during the band’s performance of “Song for Someone”. Yesterday, U2, VRSE and Apple unveiled a 360-degree virtual reality video of the band performing the song alongside fans from across the world. View the interactive video here or witness the full VR experience by downloading GearVR in the Oculus Store or the Vrse app on your phone at

And anyone who’s seen a U2 show from 1980 to iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE knows that being pulled up on stage to perform with the band is a risk that comes with a floor ticket. This year’s sold-out North American run was no exception, with several lucky fans invited on stage to dance, sing, play guitar or document the live show via the streaming app Meerkat. This week, U2 asked fans to choose their favorite fan cameo from those North American and European performances. The voting is now closed, the results tallied, and the winners will be at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris for the show.

During the run-up to Saturday’s broadcast, U2 is providing fans with exclusive peeks behind the scenes of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE spectacle via their Facebook page. Fans have joined The Edge for a late-night practice session overlooking the French capital, accompanied Larry Mullen Jr. to the drum throne, helped Adam Clayton pick which of his favorite T-shirts to wear on stage and more. Visit today to see what Bono has been up to ahead of the big event.

To celebrate their first-ever HBO special, U2 will host a Twitter Q&A on Saturday at 8pm EST, just one hour before the broadcast. Follow @U2 for more information.

U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS will be shot at produced by Done And Dusted with Executive Producers Hamish Hamilton, Simon Pizey, Davis Guggenheim and Guy Oseary. It will be directed by Hamish Hamilton, who has worked with the band since 2001. Collaborations include Elevation 2001: Live from BostonU2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, Ireland; the Beautiful Day Documentary; and Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago. The youngest recipient of the BAFTA Special Award, Hamish has Directed and Executive Produced the London 2012 Olympic & ParaOlympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Directed the last six Super Bowl Half-Time shows, multiple Academy Awards ceremonies, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for over a decade, President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, MTV’s VMA’s, and many more.






David Bowie © Jimmy King LO RES
David Bowie © Jimmy King


Having been teased from the credits of Johan Renck’s new series The Last Panthers to Monday’s launch of the cryptic interactive countdown site, David Bowie’s new single ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) will finally premiere in full on Thursday, November 19, 2015 along with its official accompanying short film directed by Renck.

Fans can RSVP to attend special ★ theatrical premiere screenings presented in cooperation with Noisey and taking place that afternoon and evening at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn – Details and RSVP information HERE.

The ★ video will premiere globally simultaneously starting from 3:50p ET with a U.S. broadcast premiere on Palladia as part of a David Bowie video hour beginning at 3pm ET, with a repeat airing at 8:50pm ET that evening. For details on Palladia visit here

In the meantime, a first glimpse of the official ★ film has been revealed at

As previously reported, an excerpt of the ★ single is featured in the title credits of Johan Renck’s new series The Last Panthers, which premieres across the UK and Europe November 12, 2015, and will premiere in the U.S. on Sundance TV in Spring 2016. The Last Panthers trailer can be viewed HERE.


Blur: New World Towers

From Hong Kong to Hyde Park and back

A vital hybrid performance film about Blur
One Night Only Screening December 2nd 
Directed by Sam Wrench
Produced by Tom Colbourne
Production Company: BlinkTV

View all cinema listings and buy tickets now at 

Watch a new clip from the film now:

New World Towers is the new documentary film on Blur, spanning the last few years of the band’s life. Directed by Sam Wrench, it records the genesis of the latest album The Magic Whip, from impromptu sessions on an unexpected stay in Hong Kong, to playing rousing live performances at Hyde Park and Hong Kong.

Blur have now announced all the UK cinemas for the very special “one night only” screening on December 2nd, at cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh, at selected Picturehouse, Curzon, Odeon, Vue and Cineworld venues. New World Towers has also been playing at selected international film festivals worldwide, including New York, Copenhagen, and Porto. An international release is also planned, with more dates to follow shortly.

Cutting between incredible scenes of Blur’s impassioned live performances this year and intimate, candid footage of the band in the studio and behind the scenes, New World Towers provides an invaluable account of one of Britain’s most iconic bands today. You can watch a clip from the movie now, providing a glimpse into the inimitable dynamic between the quartet of Damon AlbarnGraham CoxonAlex James and Dave Rowntree.

Watch the clip here:

For more information go to:  

About Blur

Blur were formed in 1989 by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree and signed with Food/EMI the same year. Announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, Blur continued to revolutionise the sound of English popular music with second release Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993). Five successive UK #1 albums followed – with Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995) helping to propel the band to mass popularity in the UK and beyond. The eponymous Blur was released in 1997 and seventh album Think Tank (2003) was Blur’s first as a three-piece after the temporary departure of founding guitarist Graham Coxon. One of the most successful British bands of the last two decades, Blur have won a total of five BRIT Awards, and were twice nominated for the Mercury Music Award.

About the Director

Sam Wrench is a London-based documentary, music and commercials director who forged a relationship with Blur through his fresh approach and passion for the band. His most recent feature documentary with Mary J Blige, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. With New World Towers, he captured the most intimate interviews working alone with the band members in the relaxed atmosphere of their respective homes, which contrasts beautifully with the extravagant multi-camera coverage of their Hyde Park show and the atmospheric approach to the Hong Kong concert.

About BlinkTV

BlinkTV is one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of live music content and films. The company has built up a star studded roster over the years, comprised of many of the biggest names in the business, and has recently commenced production with a new film, Buena Vista Social Club – Adios with director Lucy Walker, due for worldwide release in 2016. For further information contact BlinkTV.






“…one of the year’s edgiest and most inventive records.” –– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“BOOTS’ genre-melting debut album, AQUΛRIA, evokes everything from bass-heavy underground dance music to the noisy hip-hop of Run the Jewels…to David Bowie and The Beatles.” –– ROLLING STONE

“…a meticulously crafted album…[BOOTS] stands out in a pop landscape dominated by a handful of Scandinavian producers and their American mouthpieces.” –– CHICAGO READER

BOOTS has unleashed his final visual offering ahead of the hotly anticipated release of AQUΛRIA this Friday the 13th on Columbia Records. The animated music video for “C.U.R.E.” –– co-directed by BOOTS and animator extraordinaire Anthony Schepperd –– premiered Saturday night on Adult Swim. Watch the video here.

Also premiering this weekend, NPR Weekend Edition’s Rachel Martin talked with BOOTS about his early days using breakdancing as a positive outlet for frustration, the fateful first meeting with Beyoncé and the implications of death in the media on society. Listen here.

BOOTS’ first full-length album is already being praised as one of the most refreshing and innovative debuts of the year. AQUΛRIA is currently available for preorder. All preorders come with instant downloads of previously released tracks including “AQUΛRIA”, “I Run Roulette”, “Bombs Away”, “Only” and “C.U.R.E.”.

BOOTS will perform two special shows to celebrate AQUΛRIA‘s release: November 13 at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade and November 19 at Los Angeles’ Echo. While both shows are sold out, those unable to attend are encouraged to keep a weathered eye on and @bootsonboots on Twitter for further information.

2015 TOUR

11/13/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
11/19/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo