Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) – September 7th
Paul McCartney: Egypt Station (Capitol Records) – September 7th
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen – September 28th
BEASTIE BOYS BOOK: LIVE & DIRECT
with ADAM HOROVITZ & MICHAEL DIAMOND
Adrock & Mike D Announce Six Nights of Readings, Conversation, Q&A with Special Guest Moderators, Live Score by Mix Master Mike & More
Every Ticket to Include Physical Copy of Beastie Boys Book
Out October 30, Available for Pre-Order at www.beastieboysbook.com
Tickets On Sale Friday, September 28
In celebration of the October 30 release of Beastie Boys Book (Spiegel & Grau), Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond will embark on the six-night four-city Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct event tour.
Each night of Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct will feature readings, conversations between Mike D, Adrock and a special guest moderator, Q&A sessions–all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mikeand a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets in partnership with adidas Skateboarding. Sonos will provide the sound experience at each exhibit, playing a mixtape curated by Adrock and Mike D.
As if that’s not enough, every ticket for Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct comes with a physical copy of Beastie Boys Book—to be redeemed upon entrance to the event.
The full itinerary is as follows:
10/29 – New York – Town Hall – Tickets*
10/30 – Brooklyn – Kings Theatre – Tickets
11/3 – Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre – Tickets
11/4 – Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre – Tickets
11/5 – San Francisco – City Arts & Lectures at Nourse Theater – Tickets
11/30 – London – EartH – Tickets
Tickets are on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 28 at 10am local.
* Town Hall tickets are on sale 12 noon local time.
Written by Adrock and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more, Beastie Boys Book is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys for the first time in the band members’ own words. Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch and more.
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book is so much more than a musicians’ memoir. Alongside Horovitz and Diamond’s personal recollections are an overwhelming assortment of rare photos and original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and many more surprises.
COLLABORATE ON LIMITED EDITION WATCH COLLECTION
Available Winter 2018
Watch Gorillaz in space
Gorillaz have collaborated with G-Shock on GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK – a limited edition collection of new watches designed for band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs – available later this year.
A chance meeting in Tokyo this summer between G-Shock creator Mr. Ibe and Noodle, longtime admirers of each other’s work, led to a conversation about art, life, music and fulfilling their mutually aligned intergalactic goals… The result? Our intrepid gang of four (including Murdoc, recently released from HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs) set off for Galaxy M101. Their mission? To play a gig in space and take G-Shock extraterrestrial… Watch how it all went down here in this short film art-directed by Jamie Hewlett, with French directors collective BRVTVS.
The GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK collection will be available to buy this winter, with more information to be revealed very soon. Sign up here to be notified on all the latest news about the collaboration.
A very limited number of watches will be made available for fans to pre order ahead of the general public. More information coming soon, direct to fans.
Gorillaz will return to North America next month for further dates on The Now Now Tour to include a headline slot at the band’s own acclaimed Demon Dayz Festival. The “joyful apocalypse… and carnivalesque festival of great performances” (The Guardian)”, curated by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, will make its exclusive appearance for this year at the Pico Rivera Arena in Los Angeles on 20th October. (See complete tour itinerary here).
Notes to Editors:
About Gorillaz: Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
About BRVTVS: BRVTVS is a French directors collective created by Thibaud Clergue, Aurelien Duhayon & Sebastien Iglesias
They met together at the 3D animation French school SUPINFOCOM where they did two graduations films, “Azul” and “Contre-temps”. Pushed by the passion of making movies they’ve decided to create the collective and make their first independent short film “HORDE” followed one year later by the movie clip “THE LAST GOODBYE” for the Canadian musician “PILOTPRIEST”. Both of the films received a very warm reception from internet and festivals.
The three directors worked in a lot of different projects individually for companies in London and Paris before joining Feed Me Light. Collectively they have developed various skills like concept design, 3d & 2d animation, modelling and illustration. This diversity of domains make the strength of the collective, as it gives them an independence in projects and an availability to manage all the parts of a film.
“PETER PAN” (Equiknoxx Remix)
VIDEO DIRECTED BY STORM SAULTER
STARRING MALEIK LAMONT & RAYANA CAMPBELL
CHOREOGRAPHY BY AMANYEA STINES
PREMIERE LIVE AT LARGE UP NOW
As Arcade Fire approach the grand finale of their Everything Now Continued Tour, headlining The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles tonight, a new remix and accompanying video have been released for “Peter Pan” from the band’s Grammy-nominated international #1 album, Everything Now. Watch the video HERE.
Created completely independently by Negril, Jamaica-born director Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come), the “Peter Pan (Equiknoxx Remix)” clip plays like a short film–a “Lo-Fi Teenage Dancehall Fairytale” in Saulter’s words.
The video features Kingston dancehall stars Maleik Lamont and Rayana Campbell as Peter and Wendy, whose story plays out in a hypnotic mix of neon tinged nightscapes and kinetically charged dance sequences choreographed by Amanyea Stines (who also plays one of Wendy’s dancers, was responsible for casting all of the dancers in the video, and whose credits include work with Cardi B and Major Lazer among others).
The entire “Peter Pan” project speaks to Arcade Fire’s love for and familiarity with the music, culture and people of Jamaica. Storm Saulter’s relationship with the band traces back to their meeting through mutual friend Chris Blackwell, with an immediate bond formed that led to Saulter photographing the band at Trident Castle in Port Antonio during the sessions for their Reflektor album. Saulter’s involvement with “Peter Pan” was much deeper than the typical music video director: The “Peter Pan” version that serves as soundtrack to Peter and Wendy’s romance was coordinated by him–both the Equiknoxx remix as well as the dub mix by Saulter’s composer Jeremy Ashbourne.
Arcade Fire are currently playing the last few headline dates of their current tour tonight September 20 in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre, following by two nights at the Greek Theatre in Berekeley September 21 and 22. The last show of the tour will be Arcade’s September 23 return to Las Vegas for the Life Is Beautiful festival.
METALLICA’s ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION
THE HELPING HANDS CONCERT & AUCTION
November 3rd at The Masonic in San Francisco
Featuring a Rare METALLICA Acoustic Performance
Plus Special Guests Cage The Elephant (Acoustic)
100% of Proceeds to Go to Organizations Supported by ALL WITHIN MY HANDS
A little over 18 months ago Metallica announced the formation of All Within My Hands (AWMH), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. Now the band and everyone on the All Within My Hands board are excited to celebrate the foundation’s first full year with the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction on November 3rd at the Masonic in San Francisco. This very special evening will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the organizations Metallica and AWMH have supported, to bid on one of a kind auction items, and to experience a rare acoustic Metalllica show. Also contributing an acoustic set will be the band’s friends Cage the Elephant.
AWMH was established in 2017 as a way for Metallica and the entire Metallica family to give back to communities around the world that have supported the band on tour. In its first six months of operation, the Foundation donated more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world—a practice the band and AWMH have continued on the North American WorldWired Tour, donating $10,000 to local food banks in every city and meeting dedicated people who focus their daily lives on helping others.
The Metallica family and the All Within My Hands Foundation board members are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As such, 100% of all donations from fans and third parties go to the organizations AWMH supports.
For more about All Within My Hands, please visit allwithmyhands.org.
Tickets in the balcony and a limited number of floor seats will be available via Ticketmaster this Friday, September 21st at 10 AM PDT. Click here to read how you can enter to win two third row floor seats and here to bid on prime floor seats for the event.
Jill Cunniff of Luscious Jackson
Lyric and Word Paintings
OPENING THIS THURSDAY
Photo Credit: Doug Seymour
September 20th from 7-10pm
Featuring Musical Performance by Jill and Friends
198 Allen Street NYC
Presented By PMM ART PROJECTS
This week, Luscious Jackson founding member Jill Cunniff will celebrate her first exhibition of original artwork, Lyric and Word Paintings, in New York City. The exhibition will run from Thursday, September 20th through Sunday, September 23rd at 198 Allen Street.
Kicking off this Thursday, September 20th from 7-10pm, the opening night event for Lyric and Word Paintings will include a one-night-only acoustic show by Jill and friends as they perform a set featuring songs from her solo album City Beach as well as the Luscious Jackson catalogue.
Commenting on the inspiration and process behind her paintings, Jill explained: “I’ve been painting my whole life. As a teenager, I used to paint and write songs kind of like a hand off, switching between the two over the course of an afternoon. I listen to music when I am doing artwork; it’s a big part of the process. I’m influenced by New York City’s streets and the posters and writings that pile up on top of each other, creating layers of color and text. I came of age in 1980s downtown NYC when graffiti and hip-hop met punk. Later, I was introduced to the work of Bay Area Figurative artists while studying painting at U.C. Berkeley, and their glowing landscapes also had a deep influence. So my paintings have elements that are both hectic and serene.”
Lyric and Word Paintings will be open through September 23rd during the following hours:
Friday & Saturday: 12-7pm
No ticket is required, the event is free!
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ABOUT PMM ART PROJECTS
Pat Magnarella, a highly respected music manager, conceived PMM ART PROJECTS as a “disruptive art business model” over a decade ago in which he neither strived to be an “agent” or “gallerist,” but, instead worked as a manager to ensure that his visual artist clients were protected, nurtured, and recognized both within and beyond the art world.
PMM ART PROJECTS has presented acclaimed exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and London and has been the subject of features in Forbes, BBC, Skynews, Evening Standard, New York Post, The SundayTimes of London, The Art Newspaper, GQ Magazine and others.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
North America Tour 2018
Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Toronto
New Date Added:
Dallas, The Bomb Factory
October 23, 2018
Watch and share new video from upcoming EP DISTANT SKY– MERCY SEAT
WATCH TRAILER: https://ncandtbs.lnk.to/
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds add a new date in Dallas, Texas to their North American tour in October.
The band head to the city’s The Bomb Factory on October 23rd, two days after kicking off their run in Los Angeles.
One of the most intense and exciting live acts on the planet, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds headlined festivals across Europe this summer, before they cross continents to Latin and North America for 10 dates in October.
For one night only in April of this year, they shared a show from their celebrated 2017 world tour on cinema screens worldwide.
The release of a special EP of audio from that extraordinary film, Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen, will be available on Digital and 12” vinyl from September 28th.
The band is also teaming up with indie record stores in Los Angeles (Amoeba Music), New York (Rough Trade NYC) and Toronto (Rotate This) for an exclusive offer that includes a ticket to the show in the relevant city, a pre-order of the limited edition Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen EP on vinyl and a limited edition tour lithograph.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ touring line-up features Nick Cave (vocals, piano), Warren Ellis (piano, keyboards, violin, tenor guitar), Martyn Casey (bass), Jim Sclavunos (vibraphone, percussion, piano, drums), George Vjestica (guitar) and Larry Mullins (keyboards, piano).
They will be joined by special guest Cigarettes After Sex for their shows in Los Angeles, Washington DC and Toronto.
Pre-sale tickets available from 10am local time Tuesday, September 18th to Thursday, September 20th.
LINK HERE: https://ncandtbs.lnk.to/
Dallas on sale Friday, September 21 at 10am (CT)
21 Oct – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA*
23 Oct – The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
25 Oct – The Anthem – Washington DC*
26 Oct – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
28 Oct – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, Canada*
*With special guest Cigarettes After Sex
2017 UK show reviews:
“A triumphant performance charged with tragedy” The Evening Standard *****
“Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds used to be a great live act. Tonight, they are phenomenal.” The Line Of Best Fit
“A sense of awe rings around the O2 as the Bad Seeds leave the stage, lifetime Cave fans shocked at quite how magnificently the band have mutated.” Loud & Quiet
2017 US show reviews:
“There was murder, bloodshed, weeping and betrayal in these songs, many of which explored the tension between control and the furious abandonment of it. And yet there was hope, and an unfettered adoration and belief in the ideals of romantic love.” Los Angeles Times
“It could be said that Cave himself gets right down to people’s souls—more so than any artist of recent memory. To meet a Nick Cave fan is to meet a disciple. To see a Nick Cave concert is to witness a kind of musical sacrament.” LA Record
“The pain [Nick Cave]’s voice conveys on [Skeleton Tree] is almost too much to bear, but shared with 6,000 disciples experiencing the same feelings it becomes life-affirming…His shows have become true art. And like all great art it is an experience that will transform you and stay with you for years to come.” Forbes
“The people in the pit felt his breath, had their hands guided to his heart, and were often relied on to hold him from the ground. Near the stage, it was the most baroque hardcore show ever conceived. The audience was part of the show. Everything was interactive.” Consequence Of Sound
EGYPT STATION ARRIVES AT #1
Paul’s First Ever U.S. #1 Solo Debut and Third Solo #1 Album
“**** Make a list of all the songwriters who were composing great tunes in 1958. Now make an overlapping list of the ones who are still writing brilliant songs in 2018. Your lists read: Paul McCartney.” – Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station (Capitol Records) has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, making it the third Non-Beatles/Wings McCartney effort to top the U.S. chart and Paul’s first Stateside #1 since 1982’s Tug Of War. Earning 153,000 equivalent album units, Egypt Station is Paul’s first solo album to enter the chart at #1. Since beginning a new and profound direction on his creative journey with the 1970 release of his debut solo album, McCartney, Paul has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide.
The 18-time GRAMMY® winner launched Egypt Station with an intimate show at New York City’s Grand Central Station on September 7, which was live streamed as a YouTube Originals concert special–available for viewing HERE. The previous evening, McCartney visited The TonightShow Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed his Top 10 AAA hit “Come On To Me.”
Explaining the album’s concept, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’… I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.” The title is taken from the piece of art featured on the cover, which Paul painted in 1988.
Egypt Station has won praise from critics around the world. In a four-star lead review, Rolling Stonesaid, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)” London’s Sunday Times, Q Magazine and MOJO also awarded the album four stars.
The New York Times’ Jon Pareles observed, “McCartney contemplates mortality and pain while still trying to offer love and strength.” TIME declared Egypt Station “Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.” NPR said, “This is his best album in maybe 20 years.” People noted, “Egypt Station is a tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists — what’s not to love? It’s a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”
GQ reveals “The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney” in the magazine’s October cover story. Writer Chris Heath observed, “Paul McCartney is driven….If you imagine that by now McCartney might have reached the point where he would relax and look back with cozy satisfaction on his life’s achievements… well, then you’re already very wrong about both who Paul McCartney is and who he ever was.” In this accompanying video, McCartney breaks down his most iconic songs. Cover stories have also run in the London Sunday Times Culture section and MOJO.
Additionally, Spotify has announced the release of Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase. Recorded at Paul’s intimate Abbey Road Studio 2 gig earlier the summer, Under the Staircase features live versions of songs spanning Paul’s entire career—Beatles, Wings, solo catalogue numbers plus some of the first live performances of Egypt Station material—plus a feature length concert film.
Paul will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 5 and 12. He will return to the U.S. in 2019 for the Freshen Up tour. See below for confirmed dates.
Paul McCartney – The Freshen Up Tour – 2019 U.S. Dates
5/23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
5/27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
5/30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
6/1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
6/3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
6/6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
6/11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
6/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase
Now available on Spotify
14th September 2018: Today Spotify is proud to announce the release of ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’, a playlist of exclusive audio and video recordings, all captured at an intimate Paul McCartney gig which took place at Abbey Road Studios over the summer, at which Paul McCartney played tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station.
Spotify hosted Paul McCartney at the intimate gig at Abbey Road’s iconic Studio 2, the studio in which so many of The Beatles’ classic tracks were recorded. The session – which was overseen by producer Giles Martin, the son of ‘the fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin – featured a wealth of iconic tracks from the back catalogues of The Beatles and Wings, as well as tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station. The event was attended by around 150 of Paul McCartney‘s biggest fans from around the world, as well as close friends of the star and his family, including Stormzy, Kylie Minogue, Amy Schumer, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.
Spotify can now offer all of Paul McCartney’s fans the opportunity to enjoy the session as if they were there in Studio 2, in one new playlist, ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’.
‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’ is a first-of-its-kind audio and video playlist, comprising of 17 audio tracks and a feature-length concert film, made up of 34 videos capturing the most special moments of the Abbey Road session.
The audio Spotify Singles track listing includes:
o A Hard Day’s Night
o Love Me Do
o Drive My Car
o Got To Get You Into My Life
o We Can Work It Out
o I’ve Just Seen A Face
o Lady Madonna
o Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter
o Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
o My Valentine
o Fuh You
o Come On To Me
o I’ve Got a Feeling
o One After 909
o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
o Back In The U.S.S.R.
Paul McCartney’s latest album, Egypt Station, is now available on Spotify.
GORILLAZ DROP NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TRANZ’
Final Run of North American THE NOW NOW Tour Dates Begins October 8 in Toronto
Demon Dayz LA Festival October 20 in Los Angeles
Gorillaz have shared a new music video for Tranz, taken from their acclaimed album ‘The Now Now’ out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch here.
Marking the characters’ first ever live performance video and first live performance since 2010’s unforgettable MTV EMA performance, this eye-popping film sees Gorillaz vocalist 2D
The transformative ‘Tranz’ clip is directed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett and co- director Nicos Livesey, with support from the extraordinary animation specialists Blinkink and Paris-based creative production powerhouse Eddy and combines classic hand-held animation, stop-frame needlework and claymation for a wavy ride.
Following a summer of exceptional live festival dates across the UK and Europe, Gorillaz are now gearing up for The Now Now tour’s final run of North American dates, which will include their very own Demon Dayz LA Festival in Los Angeles on 20th October. The festival, curated by Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett, will see the band joined onstage by special guests including De La Soul, Peven Everett, Jamie Principle and Del The Funky
The World’s Most Successful Virtual Act* will conclude their current tour with a first ever visit to Mexico City on 24th October. Complete tour itinerary below.
8 October – Air Canada Centre – TORONTO
9 October – Bell Centre – MONTREAL
11 October – Wells Fargo Center – PHILADELPHIA
13 October – Barclays Center – NEW YORK
14 October – TD Garden – BOSTON
16 October – United Centre – CHICAGO
20 October – Demon Dayz Festival – LOS ANGELES
24 October – Sports Palace / Palacio De Los Deportes – MEXICO CITY
Notes to Editors:
Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days(2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
About NICOS LIVESEY
Nicos Livesey is constantly pushing the boundaries of technique, taste and sanity in his work. His truly unique, incredibly inventive approach to animation has consistently produced absolutely mind bending results. From sci-fi stop frame needlework, to psychedelic claymation head trips, his films are experimental works of wonder that manage to be at once totally engaging and utterly unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Blinkink are world class animation specialists. We create short-form video content with our partners in the advertising, music and broadcast industries.
We love blending innovative new technology with classical cinematic craft, always focusing on the fundamentals of storytelling, character and emotion. Our work spans traditional hand-crafted animation to modern CGI, and everything in between. In each and every project we endeavour to undertake something new, something different, something unique.
Eddy is a Paris-based creative production powerhouse. Their unique view of telling stories through every technique imaginable has led Eddy to create rich stories and worlds in live action, classic animation and cg. Eddy has become one of the premier French animation production houses developing long format and short format animation.
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS TOUR CONCLUDES
129 SHOWS PLAYED
MORE THAN 1.7 MILLION MINDS BLOWN
ACOUSTIC BENEFIT AT HOBART, AUSTRALIA’S MONA RAISES $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PEDIATRICS WARD
Photo credit: Matt Dowling
Having left a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake from Niagara Falls to Australia, Queens Of The Stone Age’s world tour in support of its international chart-topping seventh album Villains (Matador) has careened to a triumphant finish with its 129th show in Perth.
The year-plus Villains run saw QOTSA play for more than 1.7 million true believers, including:
* An all day affair at London’s Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000
* The Reading and Leeds festivals on the same day
* The first Queens Of The Stone Age headline show at Madison Square Garden
* A return to The Forum in Los Angeles, plus headlines at The O2 in London, Red Rocks, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Stadthalle in Vienna, the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and more.
As the tour ground to a close, fans in Tasmania were treated to an intimate one-off acoustic set at MONA(Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart – a benefit that generated $10,000 matched by QOTSA’s Joshua Homme’s own Sweet Stuff Foundation for a total of $20,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients.
See Queens Of The Stone Age play a sweet acoustic “The Way You Used to Do” live from MONA here.
With the Villains tour put to rest, Homme is back at work on The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme on Beats1 on Apple Music, which returned for it’s third season Tuesday, September 11 with new episodes through Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Tune in at: https://itunes.apple.com/
THE FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019
THREE NEW U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED
© MPL Communications Ltd // Photographer: MJ Kim
May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 10am LOCAL TIME
NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS
Paul McCartney has added three new dates to his eagerly anticipated Freshen Up tour, making for a total of eight confirmed shows on Paul’s first Stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.
The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, released September 7th on Capitol Records and generating rave reviews: Rolling Stone has raved, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as “the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now.”
The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will now open with Paul’s return to New Orleans on May 23, where he will rock the Smoothie King Arena for the first time since 2014. On June 3, Paul will make his live debut in Fort Wayne IN, playing the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. And on June 26, Paul will visit the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ, another city he hasn’t played since 2014.
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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 in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.
Tickets will go on sale to the public at Monday, September 17th at 10am local time.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for New Orleans, LA, Fort Wayne, IN, and Phoenix, AZ before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 13 at 10pm local time.
For further information, go to http://paulmccartney.com/
May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
PAUL MCCARTNEY’S NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW
Stream Paul’s YouTube Original concert special live from New York on his YouTube channel
“Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)”—ROLLING STONE
“Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.”—TIME
“A tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists… a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”—PEOPLE
“The still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Today, Friday September 7th, sees the release of Paul McCartney’s 17th solo album Egypt Station, which critics across the world are already hailing as a stellar addition to his peerless catalogue.
Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. The album was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).
Of the album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals Station I and Station II, each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (Happy With You), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (People Want Peace), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (Despite Repeated Warnings). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now–with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.
Paul began the journey to Egypt Station with his June appearance on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, which has since set the record for most watched late night video on Facebook, with views of over 100 million.
The following month, July saw Paul bring traffic to a standstill in London when he crossed Abbey Road on his way into the iconic Abbey Road Studios to record a session for Spotify to be released sometime in the near future. A few days later, his next stop was his hometown of Liverpool where he visited LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the site of the school Paul attended as a child) – Paul was interviewed by Jarvis Cocker of Pulp for an hour long Facebook Live chat. And as if that wasn’t enough for one week – Paul drove fans wild when he announced a secret show the following day at The Cavern. Maccamania swept through the city as 200 lucky fans crammed into the tiny venue to watch Paul play a career spanning sets including brand new songs from Egypt Station. Global 5-star press reports described the show as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’.
New York City was the next stop en route to Egypt Station: Following appearances on The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and WTF with Marc Maron, this week will see another once in a lifetime experience for lucky fans in the US. To celebrate the release of the album and as part of a YouTube Original special, Paul will perform an intimate concert from New York tonight, to be streamed live on his YouTube channel. For those who can’t tune in at 8:00 pm EST the show will live on Paul’s YouTube channel after the event for fans to enjoy.
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METALLICA …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED)
DEFINITIVE RE-RELEASE OUT NOVEMBER 2, 2018
PRE-ORDERS FOR 1988 BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM OPEN TODAY
EXPANDED AND DELUXE EDITIONS TO FEATURE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL INCLUDING DEMOS, ROUGH MIXES, VIDEO, LIVE ALBUMS, INTERVIEWS, NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS & MORE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – Today Metallica commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough fourth album …And Justice For All with the announcement of its definitive reissue, out November 2nd on the band’s own Blackened Recordings.
The re-release of …And Justice For All has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality, as overseen by Greg Fidelman, and will be available in multiple digital and physical configurations. Pre-orders begin today at www.metallica.com where fans can see the full package details and track listing. Pre-orders of all configurations will receive an instant download of “Dyers Eve (Remastered),” while pre-orders of the expanded and deluxe editions will receive an additional instant download of “Eye of the Beholder (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988).”
The …And Justice For All reissue will be available physically as a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, Cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard album (available to stream and download), an Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, previously unreleased live tracks, and an expanded booklet of never-before-seen Ross Halfin photos. The one-pressing-only Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include the remastered double 180g LP, a “One” picture disc, 3 LPs featuring their iconic performance from Seattle in 1989 remixed by Greg Fidelman, 11 CDs, 4 DVDs, a set of four patches, a Pushead print, a tour laminate, lyric sheets, a download card for all material in the set, and a deluxe 120-page book with never-before-seen photos and never-before told stories from the people who were there.
Click HERE to watch Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett unbox the reissue.
…And Justice For All was originally released—despite what the internet might tell you— September 7th, 1988, on Elektra Records. Certified 8x Platinum in the United States, …And Justice For All marked a series of firsts for Metallica: The first full length Metallica recording to feature bassist Jason Newsted, the first Metallica album to crack the U.S. Top 10 where it peaked at #6, the band’s first video and top 40 single (“One”), their debut performance on the Grammy Awards, as well as their first Grammy loss (Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental for …And Justice for All), and first Grammy win (Best Metal Performance for “One”). It also received more widespread critical acclaim than any of its predecessors, with Rolling Stone hailing the album as “a marvel of precisely channeled aggression,” Spin calling it “a gem of a double record,” and ultimately placing in the Village Voice annual Pazz & Jop critics poll of the year’s best reviewed albums.
Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist / vocalist James Hetfield and in the 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. They’re even releasing their own whiskey and line ofwatches. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia… and some of them are even true. One thing that is certain: the North American leg of their WorldWired tour resumed on September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin, and continues through March 13, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
PAUL MCCARTNEY TO PERFORM LIVE ON YOUTUBE
YouTube Original Special Will Start at 8:00PM ET
As part of a YouTube Original special, Paul McCartney will perform a concert live on Paul’s YouTube channel to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album Egypt Station. Paul will perform songs from the new album alongside classics from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogues.
The live stream will begin at 8:00PM (ET) on Friday, September 7, 2018.
Fans can watch the intimate show live on Paul McCartney’s YouTube channel.
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