The Latest

UPCOMING RELEASES:

05/06/16 – RYAN ADAMS – Heartbreaker Deluxe Edition (Pax-Am)

06/10/16 – PAUL McCARTNEY – Pure McCartney (Hear Music/Concord Music Group

06/2016 – BAND OF HORSES – Why Are You Ok (Interscope Records/American Recordings)

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PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE Tour Adds Second & Final Show in Sacramento

Second Show at Golden 1 Center – Wednesday, October 5
General Public Sale Opens for Both Shows on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Due to incredible demand for tickets to his October 4 opening show at the Golden 1 Center, Paul McCartney has added a second performance on Wednesday, October 5. The October 5 show will be Paul’s only additional appearance in the area on his new One on One tour.

“What an amazing response to an historic event for Sacramento,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “We’re honored to have Paul play back-to-back shows and launch Golden 1 Center in true rock and roll fashion.”

At this time, all pre-sales for the first show on Tuesday, October 4 have been exhausted. General public tickets for show one will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6. Show two will also go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6. Early access pre-sales will begin at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon and close this evening.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21- Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 10 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 5 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 8 – Indio, CA – Desert Trip

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Burn The Witch Cover

Radiohead have just posted a video for their new single, `Burn The Witch’. `Burn The Witch’ will be available on all digital services on May 4th.

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PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE

Second Washington DC Show Added Due to Overwhelming Demand

August 9 & 10 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Due to overwhelming demand, Paul McCartney has confirmed he will add a second and final show to his Washington D.C. engagement at Verizon Center on Wednesday, August 10th.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with
highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and  video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing  massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or
performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, May 6 at 10:00am ET.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginningWednesday, May 4 at 10:00am ET through Thursday, May 5 at 10:00pm ET.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 10 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18  – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 8 – Indio, CA – Desert Trip
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PAUL McCARTNEY

ONE ON ONE TOUR ADDS FIRST SACRAMENTO APPEARANCE IN MORE THAN A DECADE

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will return to Sacramento, CA for the first time since the US Tour in 2005: On Tuesday, October 4, Paul’s One On One Tour will be the first ever concert at the Golden 1 Center.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One has unveiled a dazzling re-designed set, and dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

Having opened April 13 to nonstop rave reviews, One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, May 6 at 10:00am PT.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00am PTthrough Thursday, May 5 at 10:00pm PT A purchase limit of four (4) tickets will apply to all presale orders.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18  – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

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PAUL McCARTNEY
Meets Two of the Little Rock Nine

© 2016 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim
© 2016 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim

History met history last night backstage at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR as Paul McCartney met Mrs. Thelma Mothershed Wair and Ms. Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine.

As young students who struggled against segregation, enrolling in the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957, the Little Rock Nine introduced a young Paul to the civil rights movement and inspired the lyrics of “Blackbird.”

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PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE

First Ever Grand Rapids Appearance

August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

He’s conquered some of the largest venues on the earth, set numerous records across the globe, cemented a singular position in music history, and now he sets his sights on Grand Rapids. Paul McCartney is set to make his first ever Grand Rapids appearance at Van Andel Arena this summer. McCartney brings his brand new “One On One” Tour to West Michigan on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One has unveiled a dazzling re-designed set, and dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

Having opened April 13 to rave reviews, One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, May 2 at 10:00 AM and will be available for $29.50, $99, $168, and $253 at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of six (6) tickets will apply to every order and prices are subject to change.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 AM EST through Sunday, May 1 at 10:00 PM. A purchase limit of four (4) tickets will apply to all presale orders.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

April 30 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18  – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

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BOB MOULD MAKES HIS DEBUT APPEARANCE ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

CBS SATURDAY MORNING SEGMENT TO AIR APRIL 30

BOB MOULD CUSTOM GUITAR PEDAL “SKY PATCH” ON SALE NOW

Last night, Bob Mould and his bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster returned to the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, making their first Late Show appearance since Stephen Colbert took the desk. The resultant fiery rendition of “The End Of Things” from Bob’s acclaimed new album Patch The Sky (Merge) can be seen HERE.

Bob also was on hand to give some backstage guitar lessons while in the Green Room, see if you can follow along HERE.

Last week Bob Mould kicked off a North American tour in support of Patch The Sky. Kicking off in Madison, WI, the tour quickly took an intense turn as the band coincidentally found themselves playing the famed First Ave in Minneapolis the day after Prince’s death. Through a purple haze the band played some of the most cathartic shows in Minneapolis’ history. As Minneapolis City Pages reported, “Part of it might have been the Irish wake atmosphere palpable both inside and outside the club. Prince was being honored, remembered, and celebrated. The other part was the sheer power of the musicianship on display. Together, they conspired to deliver the magic of the evening.” CBS Saturday Morning was on site to capture the majestic evening and will air its segment on Bob Mould this Saturday, April 30th.

Additionally, as reported by Guitar World – Bob has collaborated with Australian guitar pedal manufacturer Tim Brennan on a custom limited edition pedal called the “Sky Patch”. The pedal will be available for purchase now. Bob says of the collaboration:

I first became acquainted with Tim’s pedals during a tour stop in Brisbane, Australia in 2013. Tim brought a limited edition Tymexar St. Paul Distortion pedal to the venue as a gift. Once I returned to the US and spent some time with the pedal, I was very impressed by the craftsmanship and sound quality. It quickly replaced my trusted MXR Distortion+ pedals during the “Beauty & Ruin” recording sessions.

In 2014, Tim designed the “Beauty & Ruin” pedal sold exclusively through Tim Guitars. All the pedals were quickly purchased — as are all of Tim’s custom designs.

For the new album, we worked together to design the “Sky Patch” — a slightly modified version of the previous pedals. This limited edition run of the “Sky Patch” pedal comes with a T-shirt featuring the face place artwork. These shirts will not be reproduced beyond this single production run.

With the “Sky Patch”, Tim has updated what I consider to be the best distortion pedal ever — the MXR Distortion+ — into a tighter, fuller, and more focused stomp box. It’s ready for the road, the studio, or the comfort of your own rehearsal space. I hope you appreciate Tim’s work as much as I have over the last three years!

Tim Brennan of Tym Guitars says of the collaboration:

The limited edition Tym Sky Patch is based on one of my old early 80’s MXR Dist + circuits that became the basis for the Beauty & Ruin signature pedal. This new Sky Patch uses my own specially designed and made PCB’s with quality, low tolerance parts throughout. This version of the classic distortion uses the original LM741CN IC as used in the original script logo MXR’s to push silicon diodes into warm, but crisp clipping and delivers more overall volume than the originals. It’s housed in my custom handmade stainless steel enclosures with standard “BOSS” style 9V input jack and special blue LED with artwork based on the new Bob Mould album.

Bob Mould continues his North American trek tonight in Philadelphia. All current dates below.

04/26/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04/27/16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/29/16 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/30/16 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
05/01/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/03/16 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/04/16 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Metro (SOLD OUT)
05/07/16 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
05/10/16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
05/11/16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/13/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
05/14/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (SOLD OUT)
05/15/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
9/25/16 – Los Angeles, CA – KCRW World Festival @ The Hollywood Bowl **

** w/ Bloc Party and Ezra Furman

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PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE

Second Show Added Due to Overwhelming Demand

August 17 & 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

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© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Due to overwhelming demand, Paul McCartney has confirmed he will add a second and final show to his Cleveland, OH engagement at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, August 18th.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing
massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets for the August 18th Cleveland date are on sale now Monday, April 25 via theQarena.com, Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, by-phone at 888-894-9424 or at any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart.

Live Nation will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Educational Programs.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

April 30 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 17 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
August 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

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BAND OF HORSES: WHY ARE YOU OK

NEW ALBUM OUT IN JUNE ON INTERSCOPE/AMERICAN RECORDINGS

WORLD TOUR BEGINS MAY 21

“CASUAL PARTY” OUT NOW – LYRIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE COURTESY OF FUCK HERE

BOH Album Cover
In the past, Band of Horses founder and leader Ben Bridwell would literally run away from home to write: Holing up in a secluded cabin or other such remote location, emerging months later with new songs for his band to flesh out and fully animate. This time—whether by happenstance or conscious need for a drastic change—Ben stayed home to write. In the estrogen-charged atmosphere of a home shared with his wife and four—yes, four—daughters he allowed his everyday experiences to inform his process. Between dropping off and picking up the girls, changing diapers, and playing dress up, Bridwell spent every precious free minute—often the wee hours on the morning into daybreak—in his garage writing.

While Bridwell and his bandmates–Tyler Ramsey, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett and Bill Reynolds—convened in South Carolina alongside producer Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Bridwell struggled to bring the new material into focus. One day, at a particularly crucial part of the recording process Ben’s phone rang. It was Rick Rubin—who’d randomly heard a Band of Horses song on the radio during a drive, and had been moved to pull over and call. Without going into details, Bridwell can’t stress the value of this phone call enough. It was exactly the final push that his songs needed on their journey from conception to being sent out into the world.

The result is Band of Horses’ fifth studio album, Why Are You OK, a record informed by experience and at the same time retaining the vulnerability that birthed their greatest songs. Creating capsule worlds populated by the strange but true cast of characters from Bridwell’s hometown Charleston, SC, Why Are You OK‘s songs combined universal sentiments with Bridwell’s patented knack for storytelling—all wrapped in the lush melodic textures that have long been the bedrock of Band of Horses’ signature sound.

Why Are You OK is set for release in June via Interscope Records/American Recordings. The album was produced by Jason Lytle, Executive Produced by Rick Rubin and mixed by Dave Fridmann.

Why Are You OK tracklist:

1. Dull Times/The Moon
2. Solemn Oath
3. Hag
4. Casual Party
5. In A Drawer
6. Hold On Gimme A Sec
7. Lying Under Oak
8. Throw My Mess
9. Whatever, Wherever
10. Country Teen
11. Barrel House
12. Even Still

Last night, the band asked their favorite Twitter follower, Fuck (@7Adrewg), to premiere the Korean karaoke style lyric video for the first single “Casual Party”. You can now view it HERE. Mr. Fuck had caught the band’s attention not only by his surname, but also because he’d been tweeting compliments at the band upon the unveiling of the new album art. After further investigation, it was discovered that he was indeed a longtime fan, and the band felt he deserved the first look and listen.

The band will be touring throughout the summer and fall. More dates to be announced as the band embarks on a world tour which will see them hitting stages across the globe through 2017. See below for the current schedule.

Casual Party is now available for purchase through iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CasualParty
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/CasualParty.AMZ and
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/CasualParty.GP

Streaming on
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/CasualParty.AP
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/CasualParty.SP

Pre-order Why Are You OK Vinyl & limited edition bundles directly from the band & receive early access to tickets here: http://smarturl.it/whyareyouokd2c

Band Of Horses 2016 Tour Dates

5/21 – Wilmington, DE – Playhouse on Rodney Square
6/8 – Richmond, VA – The National
6/9 – 6/11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/15 – Bergen, Norway – Bergenfest
6/17 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
6/19 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
6/20 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theater
6/22-26 – Pilton, United Kingdom – Glastonbury Festival
6/23 – Odense, Denmark – Tinderbox
6/24 – Oslo, Norway, Piknik I Parken Festival
6/30 – Norrkoping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival
7/2 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
7/3 – Arras, France – Main Square Festival
7/5-6 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
7/9 – Lisbon, Portugal – Nos Alive
7/22 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass
7/24 – Melbourne, Australia – The Forum
8/11 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
8/13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
8/27 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival

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PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
Historic Return To Fenway Park Confirmed

July 17
 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

He set the two-day concert box office record at Fenway Park with his August 5 & 6, 2009 doubleheader.

On July 9, 2013 he set the record for the largest single concert attendance in Fenway history.

And now Paul McCartney has confirmed his return to Fenway Park: On July 17, his brand new One On One tour will make its Boston debut as Paul plays a historic fourth show at the storied ballpark.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One has unveiled a dazzling re-designed set, and dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

Having opened April 13 to rave reviews, One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets for the Fenway Park date will be on sale Friday, May 6 at 10am EST.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, May 2 at 10am EST through Thursday, May 5 at 10pm EST.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

April 19 & 20 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 30 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21- Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 17 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
06/10/16 – PAUL McCARTNEY – Pure McCartney (Hear Music/Concord Music Group)

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