The Latest


UPCOMING RELEASES:

6/23/17 – RADIOHEAD: OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (XL Recordings)

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


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.


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

Return To Brooklyn Steel

June 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23 & 24

Tickets On Sale To The Public Thursday, June 15, 2017
In the wake of the release of its “Call the Police”/“American Dream” single and in anticipation of its forthcoming fourth studio album, LCD Soundsystem has confirmed an encore residency at Brooklyn Steel.

Tickets for the seven-performance run spanning June 16-24 will be on sale to the public as of Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:00 AM EST.

For further information… you know what to do.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Brooklyn Tour 2017
Fri-Jun-16   — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
Sat-Jun-17  — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
Mon-Jun-19 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
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PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam to release ‘The Camp’ on

Friday June 9th 2017

Single set to raise much-needed awareness and funding to aid

displaced children in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley.

Artwork by: Semaan Khawam / Giles Duley / Fabrica

PJ Harvey and Egyptian recording artist Ramy Essam have come together to write and record ‘The Camp’ – a track which they hope will raise awareness and much needed support towards the health and educational well-being of displaced children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.

‘The Camp’ will be digitally on Friday 9 June 2017. Harvey and Essam recorded the track in Bristol with Harvey’s longtime collaborator John Parish, who produced and mixed the track, and also appears on drums and guitars. The artists will donate all net profits from the track to Beyond Association in the Bekaa Valley, a national Lebanese non-Governmental Organization. Beyond Association provides services such as access to education, healthcare, and psycho-social support mainly through art therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, and recreational activities.

“It is hard to comprehend the scale of the crisis in Lebanon, a country of 4 million now hosting over 1 million Syrian refugees,” states photo-journalist Giles Duley whose arresting photographs feature in the official music video, edited by Rick Holbrook. “The infrastructure of the country is pushed to its limit, and nowhere is that situation more desperate than in the Bekaa Valley. However, there are some amazing organizations doing incredible, effective, and selfless work on the ground there, and all of the NGOs I have documented, none have impressed me more than Beyond. To visit their schools and witness their programs is to see hope – and that is something we have to support.”

Watch the music video for The Camp now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhttLXBkJvE

Discussing how the project came to be, PJ Harvey explains how she instinctively knew that she wanted to collaborate with Essam; be it as a contribution to one of his ongoing projects, or something entirely new. “I began putting some ideas on paper, and sent over rough demos of two or three songs in their early forms,” recalls Harvey. One of these songs would ultimately become The Camp.When discussing the subject matter of the track, Ramy Essam speaks of his experiences during the revolution in the streets of Egypt. “I dealt with fights, beating, torture and the loss of friends,” he explains. While Essam’s struggle continues, he speaks fondly of the unique opportunity to work with PJ Harvey. “She is a humble person and true artist that I only could dream to even meet – and now I’m singing with her for this important cause, for humanity,” said Essam of the collaboration. “It was an honour to work with PJ Harvey, and I found it so inspiring. It gave me a chance to live my dream for a while.”

“When Polly and Ramy asked me to help provide some of the visuals for The Camp, I had no difficulty in deciding what photographs we should use,” says Giles Duley. “In my work I have documented the effects of conflict and humanitarian disaster across the world, but little has had greater impact on me than the human drama I witnessed on the island of Lesvos in 2015. I thought I had seen it all, but I can honestly say I have never been so overwhelmed as by the human drama that I watched unfolding on those beaches. Its sheer scale was hard to comprehend; the lack of response impossible to explain or excuse. So it is those images from the beaches, and the refugees’ journey from Greece to Germany that we used in the video for The Camp.”

Photo: Seamus Murphy

U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017

THE TOUR OF THE YEAR GETS EXTENDED!

WITH NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED IN NORTH AMERICA, MEXICO & SOUTH AMERICA

TO CELEBRATE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAND’S CLASSIC FIFTH ALBUM

“They are a live act simply without peer… it really felt like they were reapplying for the job of the best band in the world by showing how they earned the title in the first place.”—ROLLING STONE

“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 NEW YORK TIMES

“Thirty years can’t dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them”
—USA TODAY

“The iconic rockers not only unpack a masterpiece but provide moments to hold on to forever”
—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, June 6th, 2017) – Live Nation confirmed today that, due to incredible demand, select new stadium shows have been added to  U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. The newly announced dates include a limited return to North America with concerts announced in Detroit, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo. Tickets for the North American performances go on sale Monday, June 12th. On sale dates in Latin America vary – full listings follow.

An anniversary edition of the The Joshua Tree was just released by Interscope Records on June 2. Alongside the 11-track album, the super deluxe collector’s edition includes a live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour 1987 Madison Square Garden concert; rarities and B-sides from the album’s original recording sessions; as well as 2017 remixes from Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood; plus an 84-page hardback book of unseen personal photography shot by The Edge during the original Mojave Desert photo session in 1986. The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.  Full details of all formats are available at http://www.u2.com/news/title/ the-joshua-tree-at-30.

Currently wowing fans and critics alike across North America, U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 wraps up North America July 1st, heading on to Europe where it kicks off a sold out tour with two shows 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 first played a headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour. Tickets for the U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 are on sale Monday, June 12th in North America. Ticket prices start at $35.00 with general admission floor tickets at $70.00. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for U2.com subscribers who may have missed out on the previous presale opportunity along with new subscribers.  There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted. Special guest for the North America concert dates to be announced.

In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest for all dates. Tickets will go on sale Wed. June 14th in Mexico City, June 15th in Bogota, Buenos Aires and Santiago and Friday in Sao Paulo. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for U2.com. All times local.

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

U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017
– NEW DATES ANNOUNCED – 

September 3 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field – On sale June 12
September 5 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field – On sale June 12
September 8 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium – On sale June 12
September 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium – On sale June 12
September 12   Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium – On sale June 12
September 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome At America’s Center – On sale June 12
September 22  – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium – On sale June 12

October 3  – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol – On sale June 14
October 7 – Bogota, Columbia – Estadio El Campin – On sale June 15
October 10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Plata – On sale June15
October 14 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional – On sale June 15
October 19 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium – On sale June 16

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

 U2 North American publicity:
Nasty Little Man
Laura Eldeiry
laura@nastylittleman.com

Interscope Geffen A&M
Dennis Dennehy
d.dennehy@umusic.com
310 865 7934

U2 European publicity:
RMP
Régine Moylett / Brídín Murphy Mitchell
bridin@rmplondon.co.uk
+44 20 8 749 7999

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 RADIOHEAD

“I PROMISE”
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG AVAILABLE NOW

NEW VIDEO LIVE AT Radiohead.com

DIGITAL ALBUM ‘OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 – 2017’

AVAILABLE TO PREORDER


Radiohead’s previously unreleased “I Promise” has been made available to stream and download.

“I Promise” is one of 3 previously unreleased tracks to be featured on the band’s album OKNOTOK, which will be released on June 23 through XL Recordings. The digital version of the album is now available to preorder.

The release of “I Promise” is accompanied by a new video for the song, directed by Michal Marczak who previously directed the vignette for “Identikit” from A Moon Shaped Pool, as well as the clip for Mark Pritchard’s “Beautiful People” featuring Thom Yorke.

OKNOTOK appears 20 years after the release of Radiohead’s landmark third album OK COMPUTER. The new version features the original album, eight B-sides and also the three previously unissued studio recordings “I Promise,” “Lift” and “Man of War.”

All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analog tapes.


ARCADE FIRE

“EVERYTHING NOW”

Title Track From Forthcoming Fifth Album Available Now

Watch the video for ‘Everything Now’ Here: http://smarturl.it/EverythingNowVid

Infinite Content Tour Dates Announced:
http://smarturl.it/EverythingNowStore / http://arcadefire.com/

Having performed the song live for the first time at a surprise show in Barcelona, Arcade Fire has now released “Everything Now,” the title track from the band’s fifth album due out July 28th.

The new album 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” is available with pre-orders of the album and is now live on streaming platforms.

Physical configurations of Everything Now will include CD, cassette, and heavyweight black vinyl LP—which will feature 20 different artwork variants, each bearing the album title in one of 20 different languages. There will also be a limited exclusive “Night” packaging of both CD and colored vinyl LP formats.

Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs.

The album was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.

Arcade Fire has also announced the first leg of the Infinite Content tour, featuring an extensive fall run of North American dates. Tickets for the shows listed below go on sale beginning Friday, June 9th at 10am local time. Further dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more information, updates, information on pre-sales etc., see arcadefire.com.

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

ARCADE FIRE
Infinite Content Tour
All Dates On Sale Beginning Friday, June 9 at 10am local time

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