The Latest

UPCOMING RELEASES:

7/28/17 – ARCADE FIRE: EVERYTHING NOW (Sonovox/Columbia Records)

8/25/17 – QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS (Matador Records)

9/1/17 – LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: AMERICAN DREAM (Columbia Records/DFA)

9/15/17 – FOO FIGHTERS: CONCRETE AND GOLD (Roswell Records / RCA Records)


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

New Dates Added To 2017 World Tour

AMERICAN DREAM OUT SEPTEMBER 1 ON COLUMBIA RECORDS/DFA

LCD Soundsystem has added five new U.S. dates to its 2017 world tour supporting its forthcoming AMERICAN DREAM album, out September 1 via Columbia Records/DFA.

The newly announced headline shows include second nights at The Anthem In Washington, D.C. and the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, a show at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, and two nights at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.

For information on tickets for the newly announced headline dates, updates, etc. please continue to check lcdsoundsystem.com.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
2017 North American Tour—New Dates in BOLD

Tue-Oct-17-17 Washington, D.C.  The Anthem
Wed-Oct-18-17 Washington, D.C.  The Anthem
Fri-Oct-20-17  Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium

Sat-Oct-21-17 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Sun-Oct-22-17 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Wed-Oct-25-17 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center Theater
Fri-Oct-27-17 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Mon-Oct-30-17 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
Tue-Oct-31-17 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Fri-Nov-03-17 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
Sat-Nov-04-17 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
Mon-Nov-06-17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Tue-Nov-07-17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

Thu-Nov-09-17 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sat-Nov-11-17 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
Tue-Nov-14-17 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wed-Nov-15-17 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Fri-Nov-17-17   Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Sat-Nov-18-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Sun-Nov-19-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Mon-Nov-20-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Tue-Nov-21-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Sat-Dec-02-17 Montreal, QC Place Bell Arena
Sun-Dec-03-17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tue-Dec-05-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Wed-Dec-06-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Thu-Dec-07-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Fri-Dec-08-17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
Mon-Dec-11-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Tue-Dec-12-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Thu-Dec-14-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Fri-Dec-15-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Sun-Dec-17-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Mon-Dec-18-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Tues-Dec-19-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Thu-Dec-21-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Fri-Dec-22-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Sat-Dec-23-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel


ARCADE FIRE

“ELECTRIC BLUE” NEW TRACK & VIDEO OUT NOW

http://smarturl.it/ElectricBlueVideo

EVERYTHING NOW ALBUM OUT JULY 28

North American INFINITE CONTENT Tour Dates Begin In September Following August 6 Lollapalooza Headline

 
Cover my eyes Electric Blue
Every single night I dream about you…

Arcade Fire has released “Electric Blue”—the fourth and final advance track from the band’s forthcoming fifth album, Everything Now. The song premiered today via Apple Music as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.

Everything Now will be released July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation.

Along with the album’s title track, “Creature Comfort” (available in both Official and Official Official versions), and “Signs of Life,” “Electric Blue” can now be streamed, downloaded, and is available with pre-orders of the new album. The video for “Electric Blue,” shot in New Orleans during Mardi Gras season can be seen at http://smarturl.it/ElectricBlueVideo.

Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs; and was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris. The track listing for the album is:

1. Everything_Now (continued)
2. Everything Now
3. Signs of Life
4. Creature Comfort
5. Peter Pan
6. Chemistry
7. Infinite Content
8. Infinite_Content
9. Electric Blue
10. Good God Damn
11. Put Your Money on Me
12. We Don’t Deserve Love
13. Everything Now (continued)

Following the band’s August 6 headline set at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the North American leg of the Infinite Content arena tour will commence September 5 in Quebec City, including Arcade Fire’s return to such storied venues as Madison Square Garden, the Forum in Los Angeles and many more.

Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry.

ARCADE FIRE
INFINITE CONTENT 
North American Tour 2017

8/06/17 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Music Festival
9/05/17 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
9/06/17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/09/17 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
9/12/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
9/15/17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/16/17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/17/17- Philadelphia, PA  – Wells Fargo Center
9/21/17 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
9/22/17 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
9/23/17 – Miami, FL – Watsco Center at the University of Miami
9/26/17 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
9/27/17- Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
9/28/17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/11/17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
10/12/17- Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/14/17 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
10/15/17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
10/17/17 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/18/17- San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/20/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/22/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/25/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/27/17- Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/01/17 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Credit Family Union Centre
11/03/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
11/04/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

www.everythingnow.com

www.arcadefire.com



U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017

BIGGEST TOUR OF THE YEAR SURPASSES 2.4 MILLION TICKETS SOLD

FIRST NORTH AMERICAN LEG WRAPS TO RAVE REVIEWS HAVING PLAYED TO MORE THAN 1 MILLION FANS

NEW SHOWS SELLING OUT IN NORTH AMERICA, MEXICO & SOUTH AMERICA

Photo Credit: Danny North

NEW YORK, NY (Thursday, July 6th, 2017) – Having played to more than one million fans, the first North American leg of U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close July 1st at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened May 12th at BC Place in Vancouver and made its U.S. debut May 14th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle—the latter kicking off some of the most enthusiastic critical notes in the history of U2’s relationship with America. Rolling Stone hailed the band as “a live act simply without peer,” USA Today noted “Thirty years can’t dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them,” while The New York Times added “For the performance of The Joshua Tree… the band members took places on the full-sized stadium stage. They were ascending the way their career did… The band was dwarfed, but the music wasn’t. Larry Mullen Jr. on drums, Adam Clayton on bass and the Edge on guitar tore into the urgent rhythmic flux of ‘Where the Streets Have No Name.’ Against the craggy postpunk groove of ‘Bullet the Blue Sky,’ both Bono’s falsetto and the Edge’s guitar leads were keening sirens.”

The reviews of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017’s opening weekend set a tone that intensified throughout a North American run featuring 20 sold out stadium dates and U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline June 9th at Bonnaroo. Reviews for the shows have been consistently excellent, with some more recent highlights including:

“The thing about U2 is that, in almost any of their forms these past four decades, they always offer some degree of transcendence. They can’t help it… This is also what makes them what they are — legends, an institution, well beyond the levels of even some of our biggest stars today… These are songs that reminded you how many different kinds of people across countries and generations one artist, one voice can impact — and, in turn, they are songs that remind you that fighting for a better world, even when it zigs and zags over thirty years, might just be worth it.”—STEREOGUM

“U2’s Two-Hour Pep Talk is Exactly What We Need Right Now… The best U2 songs cast life as a garden of possibilities while pushing back at forces that seek to limit them. This Joshua Tree tour wisely plays just those songs. It is a two-hour pep talk. It is a technological spectacle. It is a warm bath for the soul. It will knock you on your ass.”—VULTURE

“I have left every U2 concert feeling like some measure of my humanity had been restored after being worn down by the blistering winds of the daily shit storm we call living. Last night was no exception.”—PHAWKER

“An uplifting return to Joshua Tree — and much more… Sunday’s sold-out concert at Gillette Stadium commemorated the album’s 30th anniversary by playing it in full, and it served as both a reminder of and reckoning with the power that fell into U2’s grasp at that moment in its history.”—BOSTON GLOBE

U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 heads to the UK and Europe where it kicks off with two nights in London on July 8th & 9th followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It will then relaunch in North America September 3rd with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 played its first ever headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour.

The tour’s limited return to North America will include stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Phoenix and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.

Beck will be special guest for the upcoming North American dates. In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

EUROPE:                            SUPPORT: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 8 – London, UK Twickenham
July 9 – London, UK Twickenham
July 12 – Berlin, DE Olympic Stadium
July 15 – Rome, IT Olympic Stadium
July 16  – Rome, IT Olympic Stadium
July 18 – Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium
July 22 – Dublin, IE Croke Park
July 25 – Paris, FR Stade de France
July 26 – Paris, FR Stade de France
July 29 – Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena
July 30 – Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena
August 1 – Brussels, BE Stade Roi Baudouin

FALL TOUR:                         SUPPORT:  Beck

Sept. 3 – Detroit, MI Ford Field
Sept. 5 – Buffalo, NY New Era Field
Sept. 8 – Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
Sept. 10 – Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium
Sept. 12 – Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
Sept. 14 – New Orleans, LA Mercedes Benz Superdome
Sept. 16 – St. Louis, MO The Dome At America’s Center
Sept. 19 – Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 – San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com


ARCADE FIRE

LOOK FOR “SIGNS OF LIFE” ON NEW TRACK & VIDEO OUT NOW
http://smarturl.it/SignsOfLifeVid

EVERYTHING NOW TRACK LISTING REVEALED

ALBUM OUT JULY 28

North American INFINITE CONTENT Tour Dates Begin In September Following August 6 Lollapalooza Headline

Photo: Guy Aroch

“The most exciting band in the world… a new Arcade Fire album is always going to be a big deal… visceral power and beauty and grace… staggering impact… euphoric climaxes-upon-climaxes.”—STEREOGUM

Arcade Fire has released a third track from its forthcoming fifth album, Everything Now, due out July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation.

Following in the tradition of the album’s title track and “Creature Comfort” (available in both Official and Official Official versions), “Signs of Life” can now be streamed, downloaded or watched http://smarturl.it/SignsOfLifeVid — for those wishing to join the band in its search for human and/or extraterrestrial connection. As with “Everything Now” and “Creature Comfort,” “Signs of Life” is also available with pre-orders of the new album.

The “Signs of Life” video was directed by Miami-based film/art collective Borscht, who shot the paranormal investigation storyline on 16mm film earlier this month in Miami.

Additionally, Arcade Fire has revealed the track listing to the new album:

1. Everything_Now (continued)
2. Everything Now
3. Signs of Life
4. Creature Comfort
5. Peter Pan
6. Chemistry
7. Infinite Content
8. Infinite_Content
9. Electric Blue
10. Good God Damn
11. Put Your Money on Me
12. We Don’t Deserve Love
13. Everything Now (continued)

Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs; and was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.

Following the band’s August 6 headline set at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the North American leg of the Infinite Content arena tour will commence September 5 in Quebec City, including Arcade Fire’s return to such storied venues as Madison Square Garden, the Forum in Los Angeles and many more.

Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry.

ARCADE FIRE
INFINITE CONTENT
North American Tour 2017

8/06/17 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Music Festival
9/05/17 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
9/06/17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/09/17 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
9/12/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
9/15/17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/16/17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/17/17– Philadelphia, PA  – Wells Fargo Center
9/21/17 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
9/22/17 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
9/23/17 – Miami, FL – Watsco Center at the University of Miami
9/26/17 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
9/27/17– Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
9/28/17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/11/17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
10/12/17– Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/14/17 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
10/15/17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
10/17/17 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/18/17– San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/20/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/22/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/25/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/27/17– Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/01/17 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Credit Family Union Centre
11/03/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
11/04/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

 


SAM PATCH

VIDEO PREMIERE FOR “ST. SEBASTIAN” NOW LIVE AT STEREOGUM

DEBUT ALBUM YEAH YOU, AND I OUT NOW VIA DEP RECORDS

 

Sam Patch—the new project by Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire—proudly unveils the video for “St. Sebastian”, off the debut album Yeah You, and I out now on Dep Records.

Directed by Brantley Gutierrez and produced by Kyle Schember, the video follows a man’s ordinary day at the office juxtaposed with surreal underwater scenes and elegant synchronized swimmers. The images brilliantly complement the song and album’s exploration of what motivates us in our lives and how we choose to distract ourselves from who we we really are.

Speaking about the video Tim Kingsbury says:

“I had the idea to do a video for this song that was set underwater. I liked the idea of somebody being in a normal, everyday and mundane situation but totally oblivious to the fact that they were underwater. I kind of knew that it would be a challenging thing to do but Brantley and Kyle really helped make it real. Brantley finessed and evolved the concept and had the idea to have the swimmers in it and I think that really pushed it in to a fun and beautiful place. I think Brantley, Kyle and everyone else involved really did a great job.”

Watch the video now on Stereogum or here.

YEAH, YOU, AND I:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4lE6ho7DWKMz3l7mBOKaca

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/yeah-you-and-i/id1178169430?ls=1

Vinyl: http://sampatchmusic.com


FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

HARD ROCK EXTREMES AND POP SENSIBILITIES COLLIDE ON NINTH OPUS OUT SEPTEMBER 15 ON ROSWELL RECORDS / RCA RECORDS

CAL JAM 17 – OCT 7th GLEN HELEN REGIONAL PARK
FOO FIGHTERS BRING A GANG OF THE WORLD’S BEST ROCK N ROLL BANDS TOGETHER FOR 12 HOURS OF NON-STOP 100% LIVE MUSIC:

Including QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, LIAM GALLAGHER, THE KILLS, ROYAL BLOOD, BABES IN TOYLAND, JAPANDROIDS, BOB MOULD & MANY MORE
For More Information Visit Caljamfest.com

October-December U.S. Tour Dates On Sale To The Public June 29 at 10am Local Time

Visit https://www.foofighters.com/ For Information On How To Sign Up For Pre-Sale Access

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

So speaks Dave Grohl of the mission statement made manifest in Foo Fighters’ ninth epic, the aptly-titled Concrete and Gold, due out September 15 worldwide on Roswell Records / RCA Records and available for preorder now.

Just as Foo Fighters’ anthem of the summer “Run” “opens as a dreamy, slow burner then… quickly turns heavy as thunder” (BILLBOARD) with its “huge triumphant chorus” (STEREOGUM), Concrete and Gold marries some of the most insanely heavy FF riffs ever with lush harmonic complexities courtesy of a first time team-up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink).

This unlikely alliance came about through a bizarre sequence of surprise musical obsessions and chance encounters: Listening to the radio during a drive roughly four years ago, Grohl first heard “Again and Again” by Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee—“It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”

Some months later, Grohl would randomly spot and fanboy out over “the guy from The Bird & The Bee!” a/k/a Greg Kurstin. The two became fast friends over common musical loves with Grohl learning that his new favorite band had been on hiatus due to Kurstin’s workload as a producer.

While Foo Fighters recorded and released Sonic Highways, broke some bones and packed stadiums and arenas on one of the top five grossing tours of 2015, and gifted fans with the St. Cecilia EP, “Greg was becoming one of the biggest producers in the world,” Grohl recalls.

With the writing and recording of the next Foo Fighters album on the horizon, Grohl was eager as always to find fresh challenges for the band: “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) was soon enlisted to mix and engineer. This collective conceived a blueprint of the new record as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” secretly booking into Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios to consummate this marriage of extremes… or as Grohl puts it: “Our noise and Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”

Months, sounds and stories (more on those soon, promise) and so many guitars later, the 11-Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling, last great American stadium rock band had completed its most ambitious album ever—which naturally begat another insane challenge: How to celebrate music & throw the ultimate “backyard party for 50,000 people”…

What came to Grohl in that vision will become reality October 7 when Foo Fighters’ CAL JAM 17 takes over Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. In addition to being Foo Fighters’ biggest ever one-day U.S. headline, in the spirit of the original California Jam, this daylong marathon of eating, drinking and rocking features an absolutely unfuckwithable lineup: Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper… And in addition to 12 hours of rock and roll good times, Cal Jam 17 offers camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more. On Friday night, October 6, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theater and many other surprises. Camping space is limited, so act fast.

For more information, visit Caljamfest.com.

CAL JAM 17 will be the first chance for Foo Fighters fans in the U.S. to experience the sonic majesty of songs from Concrete and Gold in their full live glory—and will be followed by a full scale October through December U.S. headline tour. Public on sales for all dates will be June 29 at 10am local time. For information on how to sign up for pre-sale access visit https://www.foofighters.com/.

As a sponsor of Cal Jam 17 and the 2017 Concrete and Gold Tour, Capital One cardholders will have early access to tickets. The Capital One presale starts Monday, June 26 at 9am local time. To find out more, visit foofighters.com/capitalone.

The full track listing for Concrete and Gold is:

1. T-Shirt
2. Run
3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. Dirty Water
7. Arrows
8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
9. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold

Concrete and Gold was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp.

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

FOO FIGHTERS
Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017
Dates in BOLD On Sale June 29 10am Local Time

OCTOBER 7 – San Bernardino, CA – CAL JAM 17 @ Glen Helen Regional Park with Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper, Big Tony & Trouble Funk and more

OCTOBER 12 – Washington DC – The Anthem (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 14 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum

OCTOBER 15 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

OCTOBER 17 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

OCTOBER 18 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena

OCTOBER 20 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena

OCTOBER 21 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

OCTOBER 23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

OCTOBER 24 – Memphis,TN – FedExForum

OCTOBER 26 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

OCTOBER 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

NOVEMBER 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center

NOVEMBER 8 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena (* Public On Sale Thursday, July 13 10am Local)

NOVEMBER 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena

NOVEMBER 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

NOVEMBER 13 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

NOVEMBER 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

DECEMBER 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

DECEMBER 2 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

DECEMBER 4 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

DECEMBER 5 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena

DECEMBER 7 – Nampa ID – Ford Idaho Center

DECEMBER 9 – Billings MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

DECEMBER 10 – Casper WY – Casper Events Center

DECEMBER 12 – Salt Lake City UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena


 Gorillaz

Launch 360-environment garage in Mixed Reality App

Watch trailer here: http://gorill.az/crackthecode

Gorillaz have dug into the basement and today unveiled a super-size garage lab below ground in their highly popular virtual house.

The world’s most successful virtual band have already introduced hundreds of thousands of fans to their headquarters via the mixed reality Gorillaz app, launched in conjunction with the critically acclaimed and chart-topping new album Humanz in April. Now the band are flinging open the doors to a 360-environment situated in the garage of the band’s home, which also feature a treasure trove of vehicles and memorabilia from Gorillaz history that magpie fans would be delighted to spot, such as the Geep, Noodle’s trike, M Harriot (ship from Melancholy Hill), a dodgem from 2D’s previous favorite job, the Stylo car, as well as the Saturnz Barz car…

In an innovative twist, the garage will host a two-part recruitment process for Jaguar Land Rover, with the second part expressly designed to engage and recruit coders via code breaking puzzles which test curiosity, persistence, lateral thinking and problem-solving skills, all second nature to the Gorillaz community.

Noodle, the band’s guitarist and a Jaguar Land Rover ambassador, said: Can you crack the code? Put your skills to the test!! Hey, maybe you might land yourself *the* most BADASS job you can imagine. Dare to win!”

Gorillaz recently headlined the sold out Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate on June 10th. Their new album Humanz is out now on Warner Bros.

The app can be downloaded on Apple and Android mobile devices here:

iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gorillaz/id1217997478?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Parlophone.Gorillaz&hl=en


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
NEW ALBUM 
AMERICAN DREAM 
OUT SEPTEMBER 1 ON COLUMBIA RECORDS/DFA

2017 World Tour Dates ConfirmedTickets On Sale To The Public Friday, June 23, 2017 

In the wake of the May 5 release of its “call the police”/“american dream” single and May 6 Saturday Night Live performance of those songs, and having sold out its latest seven-night residency at Brooklyn Steel in 10 minutes, LCD Soundsystem now confirms details of its long awaited fourth album and accompanying world tour.

AMERICAN DREAM  will be released September 1 via Columbia Records/DFA and will consist of the following songs:
oh baby
other voices
i used to
change yr mind
how do you sleep?
tonite
call the police
american dream
emotional haircut
black screen

LCD Soundsystem has also announced dates of an extensive world tour, bookended by encore residencies at Brooklyn Steel: a seven-performance run spanning June 16-24 currently underway and a ten-show homecoming taking place over December 11-23. In the intervening months, LCD Soundsystem will circle the globe, playing arenas, theaters and festivals worldwide—including previously announced headline appearances at Pitchfork, Forecastle, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, among others.

Tickets for the newly announced headline dates are on sale to the public as of Friday, June 23, 2017. Check lcdsoundsystem.com for further information.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
2017 Tour—New Dates in BOLD
Fri-Jun-16-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
Sat-Jun-17-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel   (SOLD OUT)
Mon-Jun-19-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel   (SOLD OUT)
Tue-Jun-20-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel   (SOLD OUT)
Wed-Jun-21-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel   (SOLD OUT)
Fri-Jun-23-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel   (SOLD OUT)

Sat-Jun-24-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
Wed-Jul-12-17 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
Fri-Jul-14-17 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music FestivalSat-Jul-15-17 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
Sun-Jul-23-17 Byron Bay, AUS Splendour in the Grass Festival
Mon-Jul-24-17 Sydney, AUS Hordern Pavillion
Wed-Jul-26-17 Melbourne, AUS Margaret Court Arena
Sat-Jul-29-17 Niigata, JP Fuji Rock Festival
Sat-Aug-26-17 Monterrey, MX Hellow Festival
Fri-Sep-08-17   Copenhagen, DK Vega
Sat-Sep-09-17 Copenhagen, DK Vega
Mon-Sep-11-17 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
Tue-Sep-12-17 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
Wed-Sep-13-17 Paris, FR L’Olympia
Thu-Sep-14-17 Paris, FR L’Olympia
Sat-Sep-16-17 Manchester, UK The Warehouse Project
Sun-Sep-17-17 Manchester, UK The Warehouse Project
Tue-Sep-19-17 Glasgow, UK The Barrowland Ballroom
Fri-Sep-22-17 London, UK Alexandra Palace
Tue-Oct-17-17   Washington DC  The AnthemSat-Oct-21-17 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Sun-Oct-22-17 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Wed-Oct-25-17 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center Theater
Fri-Oct-27-17 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Mon-Oct-30-17   Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
Tue-Oct-31-17Austin, TXAustin360 Amphitheater
Fri-Nov-03-17 Detroit, MI   Masonic Temple Theatre
Thu-Nov-09-17   St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sat-Nov-11-17 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
Tue-Nov-14-17 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Fri-Nov-17-17   Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Sat-Nov-18-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Sun-Nov-19-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Mon-Nov-20-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Tue-Nov-21-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium
Sat-Dec-02-17   Montreal, QC Place Bell Arena
Sun-Dec-03-17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tue-Dec-05-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Wed-Dec-06-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Fri-Dec-08-17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
Mon-Dec-11-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Tue-Dec-12-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Thu-Dec-14-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Fri-Dec-15-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Sun-Dec-17-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Mon-Dec-18-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Tues-Dec-19-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Thu-Dec-21-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Fri-Dec-22-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Sat-Dec-23-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel


ARCADE FIRE

‘CREATURE COMFORT’

New Track From Forthcoming Album Available Now

Watch the video for ‘Creature Comfort’ Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzwicesJQ7E

New Album EVERYTHING NOW Out July 28

North American INFINITE CONTENT Tour Dates Begin In September Following August 6Lollapalooza Headline

 
“Arcade Fire are well and truly on their way to cementing themselves as one of the most popular and essential bands of the century – and judging by their bombastic comeback – they’re doing it their way.”  – NME

Creature Comfort, the new track from Arcade Fire’s forthcoming new album Everything Now, is available now.
The new album, out July 28th, is Arcade Fire’s first release under its new partnership with the global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation.Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs; and was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.Creature Comfort is available with pre-orders of the album and is now live on streaming platforms. Everything Now will be available CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP.Arcade Fire kicked off their world tour with an acclaimed headline set at Primavera Sound, followed by storming performances in Scunthorpe, Edinburgh and Isle of Wight last week. Following the band’s August 6 headline set at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the North American leg of the Infinite Content arena tour will commence September 5 in Quebec, including Arcade Fire’s return to such storied venues as Madison Square Garden, the Forum in Los Angeles and many more.

8/06/17 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Music Festival
9/05/17 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
9/06/17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/09/17 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
9/12/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
9/15/17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/16/17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/17/17– Philadelphia, PA  – Wells Fargo Center
9/21/17 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
9/22/17 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
9/23/17 – Miami, FL – Watsco Center at the University of Miami
9/26/17 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
9/27/17– Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
9/28/17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/11/17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
10/12/17– Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/14/17 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
10/15/17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
10/17/17 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/18/17– San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/20/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/22/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/25/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/27/17– Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/01/17 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Credit Family Union Centre
11/03/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry.


Gorillaz

 New Track ‘Sleeping Powder’ Available Now

 Watch the video for ‘Sleeping Powder’ Here:

http://gorill.az/sleepingpowdervid

A brand new Gorillaz track titled Sleeping Powder, written and recorded by Gorillaz vocalist 2D only last week, is available now on all streaming platforms.

Having been written and recorded last week, the track was initially discovered by fans on Thursday, behind a pile of books in 2D’s bedroom in the Gorillaz app house he shares with bandmates Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle, and started trending immediately. The companion film for Sleeping Powder was filmed and directed by Gorillaz and features the musician at his familiar piano, enjoying a sugar buzz after eating one too many of his favorite mini fried donuts “that smell like heaven on earth”, ahead of the track’s debut live outing at Demon Dayz Festival in Dreamland Margate UK on Saturday.

The “joyful apocalypse” that was Demon Dayz, the new one day festival curated by Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, “took over the amusement park for a carnivalesque festival of great performances” (The Guardian) and featured a headline slot from Gorillaz, marking the band’s welcome return to the live stage in celebration of critically acclaimed new album Humanz. Demon Dayz sold out within minutes on announcement, and included performances from Kano, Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Popcaan, Little Simz,  Kali Uchis, and Kilo Kish across three stages.

“Utterly joyous… a night when Albarn’s creative and collaborative talents were on fire.” – NME

“An optimistic, buoyant atmosphere… Albarn delivered a star-studded spectacle packed with stellar performances.” – The Independent

Gorillaz kick off the North American portion of the global headlining Humanz Tour July 8 in Chicago. See below for a full list of dates

GORILLAZ
HUMANZ North American Tour 2017

7/08/17 – Chicago IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (SOLD OUT)
7/10/17 – Toronto ON – Air Canada Centre
7/12/17 – Boston MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
7/13/17 – Philadelphia PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing (SOLD OUT)
7/15/17 – Quebec, Canada – Festival d’Été International de Québec
7/17/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/11-13/17 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
9/15-17/17 – New York, NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/18/17 – Detroit MI – Fox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
9/20/17 – Minneapolis MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
9/22/17 – Kansas City MO – Sprint Center
9/22-24/17 – Las Vegas NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017
9/26/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
9/30/17 – Seattle WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center (SOLD OUT)
10/05/17 – Los Angeles CA – The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/6-8/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
10/13-15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/13-15/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival

Download high res Gorillaz images and Sleeping Powder video stills here: www.gorillaz.com/rmpphoto

www.gorillaz.com

Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name – Gorillaz (2001), Demon Dayz (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011) – the band made their much-anticipated live debut at Coachella Festival in 2010, an outing described by Q Magazine as “a spectacular (5 star) show”, and festival appearances at Glastonbury, Roskilde, Benicassim and Byblos in Beirut. Also that year, Gorillaz travelled the world with the Escape To Plastic Beach Tour and become the first major Western band to perform in Syria when they played the ancient Citadel in Damascus. Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz – “… an inspired party album for a world gone mad.” (The Guardian) – was released on 28th April 2017 on Warner Bros Records, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world.


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

VILLAINS

OUT AUGUST 25 ON MATADOR RECORDS

Preorders Live Now Including Instant Grat First Single “TheWay You Used To Do”

North American Tour Dates Announced—Including HeadlineStops At Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks & More

Tickets On Sale To The Public June 22
Face The Truth At http://www.qotsa.com

“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”—Joshua Homme

Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, out August 25 on Matador Records. Now available for preorder on deluxe vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digital (all formats include an instant download of first single “The Way You Used To Do”), Villains consists of the following songs:

1. Feet Don’t Fail Me
2. The Way You Used To Do
3. Domesticated Animals
4. Fortress
5. Head Like A Haunted House
6. Un-Reborn Again
7. Hideaway
8. The Evil Has Landed
9. Villains Of Circumstance

Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s …Like Clockwork  gave the band its first #1 album in the U.S. (and #1s in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, #2s in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Finland… but really, who’s counting?). Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took …Like Clockwork  around the world and back—Founder/guitarist/ vocalist/lyricist Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, keys), Michael Shuman (bass), Dean Fertita (keys, guitar), Jon Theodore (drums)—are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?’ If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop—but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.”

Of his role working within such a closed and confident ecosystem as Queens Of The Stone Age, Ronson says, “Queens are and have always been my favorite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan—or the ‘jacuzzi’ as Josh likes to call it. I also knew that my super fandom alone would not keep me in the jacuzzi. There were moments during the making of the album in which i was aware i was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favorite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream–a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream.”

Longtime Queens cohort co-producer Mark Rankin added, “After the baptism of fire that was …Like Clockwork, I was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the the addition of Ronson into the creative mix. We wanted to evolve the production to be processed in a modern way yet be totally organic and still performed fully live, like lifting a veil and what you thought was electronic is actually live and things are not as they first appear… What we’ve made is forward looking yet unmistakably Queens.”

Queens Of The Stone Age have also confirmed a slew of North American dates filling in the space between and beyond their previously announced appearances at Outside Lands and Riot Fest. The new shows, which include Queens’ first ever Madison Square Garden headline, are detailed below. For tour dates and tickets, head over to http://smarturl.it/QOTSALive.

For further information, keep an eye on Queens Of The Stone Age sites and socials and just let go.

        QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
          VILLAINS North American Tour
          with Special Guests ROYAL BLOOD (Sept. 6 through Oct.   24 Headline Dates)

          June 22 — Rapids Theater — Niagara Falls, NY
June 24 — Amnesia Rockfest 2017 — Montebello, QC
August 10 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
August 12 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
September 6 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
September 7 – Festival Pier – Philadelphia, PA
September 9 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
September 10 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
September 12 – Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion – Columbus, OH
September 13 – Stage AE (Outdoors) – Pittsburgh, PA
September 15 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
September 16 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
October 9 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
October 10 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO
October 12 – Peabody – St. Louis, MO
October 13 – Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO
October 14 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – Saint Paul, MN
October 15 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
October 17 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
October 18 – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
October 20 – TBC – Washington, DC
October 21 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
October 22 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
October 24 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Matador store: http://smarturl.it/Villains_ Matador
QOTSA store:http://smarturl.it/ QOTSAOnlineStore
Google Play:http://smarturl.it/Villains_ GooglePlay
Amazon physical: http://smarturl.it/Villains_ Amazon
Amazon digital:http://smarturl.it/Villains_ AmazonMusic
iTunes:http://smarturl.it/Villains_ iTunes
Apple Music:http://smarturl.it/Villains_ Apple
Spotify:http://smarturl.it/Villains_ Spotify
Deezer:http://smarturl.it/Villains_ Deezer

Photo: Andreas Neumann

RHINO TO SOMEHOW RELEASE “VINYL REISSUES” OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM TITLES ALREADY AVAILABLE THROUGH DFA

Despite being in print for years and ready available at https://store.dfarecords.com/collections/albums, Rhino has announced that they are releasing vinyl reissues of LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut album, 45:33, This Is Happening and London Sessions—which was news to the band who issued the following statement:

“LCD Soundsystem certainly aren’t announcing shit, as they had no idea that these were even coming out.  Just buy the records from DFA, like you have been able to for years.”

The Rhino press release also describes LCD Soundsystem as “one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s” so that shows how seriously anyone should take it.