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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM WINS BEST DANCE GRAMMY

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM WINS BEST DANCE GRAMMY

“tonite” Wins for Best Dance Recording

LCD Soundsystem has won the first of two categories in which it was nominated at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in New York City.

“tonite” from the band’s American Dream (Columbia Records/DFA) album took home the GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording.

American Dream (Columbia Records/DFA) is also nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

The win for “tonite” is LCD Soundsystem’s first out of a total of five nominations over the course of the band’s career.

LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album, American Dream, was released September 1, 2017. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and ended the year with Best of 2017 accolades from the likes of ROLLING STONE, TIME, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, STEREOGUM, BILLBOARD, the AV CLUB, NEWSWEEK, PASTE, PITCHFORK, CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND and many more.

LCD Soundsystem recently announced its first new U.S. headline dates of 2018: April 27 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, May 3 at the Santa Barbara Bowl, and May 4 and 5 at the Hollywood Bowl. The band’s return to the Hollywood Bowl will feature Yeah Yeah Yeahs plus special guest TBA, while the Berkeley date will feature support from TV On The Radio. Check lcdsoundsystem.com for further information.

Additionally, LCD Soundsystem will make its debut on Austin City Limits TV on PBS, with an hourlong full episode performance airing February 3, 2018. Check acltv.com/and local listings for further details.

FOO FIGHTERS: CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018 EXPANDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018

EXPANDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED IN PHOENIX, DENVER, KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS, DETROIT, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL

Tickets On Sale Friday, January 26 at 9am Local Time *

PHOTO: Brantley Gutierrez

Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary.

The North American leg of the tour supporting the international #1 album Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has further expanded its 2018 itinerary with a run of new arena headlines beginning October 8 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix AZ and running through October 18 at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul MN. Tickets for the new dates are on sale to the public as of  Friday, January 26 at 9am Local Time (* with the exception of Detroit, which goes on sale Thursday, January 25 at 11am local time).

Capital One® Cardholder and FF Fan Pre-Sale tickets will be available as of Tuesday, January 23 at 10 am local market time. Pre-Sale tickets will be available until Thursday, January 25 at 10 am local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-Sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last.

The tireless Foo Fighters have just begun 2018 in style, with their just-underway stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand. The first U.S. leg of the Concrete and Gold Tour wound down 2017 by storming through sold out arenas in Richmond, Greensboro, Cincinnati, Sioux Falls and more, with Foo Fighters consistently reaching new peaks of their estimable powers: The Herald Whig in Champaign IL raved “the energy didn’t slow down at all during the near-three-hour set… If you get the chance, make sure you don’t miss out. You won’t regret it,” and the Argus Leader called the Foos’ first Sioux Falls appearance in decades “musical genius,” reporting that the band “blew away the crowd… pulling off a performance no one in the audience will forget… delivered the classic rock concert their fans know and love.”

For further updates on the 2018 Concrete and Gold Tour, continue to check www.foofighters.com.

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

FOO FIGHTERS
CONCRETE AND GOLD
North American Tour 2018

New Dates in BOLD

4/18/18 — Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater  (SOLD OUT)
4/19/18 — The Woodlands, TX (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  (SOLD OUT)
4/21/18 — Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion  (SOLD OUT)
4/22/18 — Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/25/18 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
4/26/18 — West Palm Beach, FL– Coral Sky Amphitheatre  (SOLD OUT)
4/28/18 — Atlanta, GA — Georgia State Stadium
4/29/18 — Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
5/01/18 — Lexington, KY —Rupp Arena
5/03/18 — Memphis, TN — Fed Ex Forum
5/04/18 —Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena  (SOLD OUT)
7/07/18 — Philadelphia, PA — BB&T Pavilion  (SOLD OUT)
7/12/18 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre  (SOLD OUT)
7/14/18 — Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater  (SOLD OUT)
7/16/18 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden  (SOLD OUT)
7/17/18 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden  (SOLD OUT)
7/19/18 — Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
7/21/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/22/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/25/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
7/26/18 — Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field   (SOLD OUT)
7/30/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field
9/01/18 — Seattle, WA — Safeco Field
9/04/18 — Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place  (SOLD OUT)
9/06/18 — Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome  (SOLD OUT)
9/08/18 — Vancouver, BC — Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena  (SOLD OUT)
9/10/18 — Portland, OR — Moda Center
9/12/18 — San Jose, CA — SAP Center
10/5-6/18 – San Bernadino, CA – CalJam18
10/08/18  Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/10/18 
 Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
10/12/18 
 Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
10/13/18 
 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
10/15/18 —Detroit, MI — Little Caesars Arena
10/17/18 
 Milwaukee, WI — Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/18/18 — St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

U2: Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for U2’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

Broken Fingaz Crew, the fearless Israeli graffiti collective whose provocative, groundbreaking and often disturbing fluorescent sketches were among the first street art in their native Haifa, have directed U2’s new video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” Broken Fingaz Crew’s animated realization of the song can be viewed here.

Known only by the pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities–Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco—the enigmatic Broken Fingaz Crew approached U2 with the concept of an animated visualization of the second single from the band’s new Songs of Experience. After a successful collaboration on U2’s video for “American Soul,” the band were inspired to give Broken Fingaz Crew full creative control based on their impassioned interpretation of “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” The result reaffirms Broken Fingaz Crew’s standing as artistic and social pioneers emerging from an underground of their own creation.

Broken Fingaz Crew described the mission statement of their  “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video as follows:

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation.

The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we’ve combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video.”

In other U2 news, the band have announced the UK/Europe leg of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018, with new dates to go on sale January 26th. For a full confirmed routing and further information, go to U2.com or see below:

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
August 31 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2

Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present: The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present

The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Overview: The inaugural Krewe du Kanaval will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Krewe du Kanaval will be a new Mardi Gras Krewe, a mobile music event, a year-round community, and a celebration of Haiti and the diaspora of cultures that have enriched New Orleans’ identity and arts for hundreds of years.

This joint effort between Preservation Hall, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Haitian friends will be a welcome and necessary annual addition to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras traditions and will raise funds to benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation and KANPE – two not-for-profit organizations which serve important unmet social and cultural needs in New Orleans and Haiti.

Date: 2/6/18 (Week before Mardi Gras)

Timing: Noon – until late evening

Location: New Orleans

Projected Attendees: 3,000

Programming: Parade/procession through the French Quarter and Treme, a free afternoon festival in Armstrong Park and a ticketed Kanaval Ball at the iconic club One Eyed Jacks.

Confirmed Talent: Members of Arcade Fire including singers Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Nickodemus, Pierre Kwenders, DJ Cosmo Gonik, Paul Beaubrun and special guests from Haiti including RAM.

More Info:

www.kanaval.org

Arcade Fire contact:
Steve Martin – steve@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz – olivia@nastylittleman.com

Preservation Hall Jazz Band contact:
Pam Nashel Leto – pam@girlie.com

GRAHAM COXON: NEW TRACK ‘FALLING’

GRAHAM COXON

NEW TRACK
‘FALLING’

PROCEEDS BEING DONATED TO C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

AVAILABLE AS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 
AND 7” VINYL

Video directed by Trinder Films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7lzm0v26Lc

Parlophone Records have announced the release of Falling from Graham Coxon, a new recording available on digital download and limited edition 7” vinyl – in support of The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Falling was written by talented unknown songwriter and dedicated father Luke Daniel, who after a long fight with chronic pain tragically ended his own life last year. To mark what would have been Luke’s 45th birthday, Graham has recorded a new version of the track featuring on a double A side, which includes Luke’s original recording. Part of the proceeds of Falling will go to The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

In releasing the tracks, Graham aims to reach out and give hope to everyone directly affected by this epidemic, their friends, family and loved ones as well as help raise awareness of CALM’s groundbreaking work in leading the fight to remove the barriers surrounding male vulnerability, which prevent men in crisis from seeking help.

Falling is available on digital download, streaming services and 7” vinyl.

http://parlopho.ne/FallingVinyl
http://parlopho.ne/Falling

For more information about the CALM: https://www.thecalmzone.net

About Graham Coxon:

Chiefly known as the guitarist in Blur, Graham also plays saxophone and drums on many Blur tracks. He composed 1997’s “You’re So Great” and sang vocals and composed much of the band’s 1999 hit single “Coffee & TV”.

Graham has released eight solo albums – The Sky is Too High (1998), The Golden D (2000), Crow Sit On Blood Tree (2001), The Kiss Of Morning (2002), Happiness In Magazines (2004) which reunited Graham with Blur producer Stephen Street, Love Travels At Illegal Speeds (2006) and The Spinning Top (2009). Graham’s eighth solo album, A+E was released in 2012 to widespread critical acclaim.

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

U2

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

HIGHEST FIRST WEEK SALES FOR A ROCK BAND IN 2017

TRAILER REVEALED FOR “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY”

DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND

“One of the best albums of 2017.”— ABC NEWS

“A thrilling listen.”— ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2 are earnest, defiant, and as epic as ever on Songs of Experience.”— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“In their strongest outing since All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the four-piece writes both sweeping anthems as well as some of the most effortless songs of their career.”— NO RIPCORD

“If experience has taught U2 anything, it is that a great new song can still feel like the first day of the rest of your life. Songs of Experience is that innocence renewed.”—ROLLING STONE

“Their best album in years.”— USA TODAY

U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience (Interscope), has now become the band’s eighth album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200, making U2 the sole group to score #1 albums across four decades: The 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.  Songs of Experience’s first week sales of nearly 200,000 equivalent albums since its December 1 release represent 2017’s biggest first week numbers for a rock band.

Songs of Experience’s release was celebrated with a December 2 appearance on Saturday Night Live, featuring the band playing “Get Out Of Your Own Way” and “American Soul.”

The trailer for the “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video can be seen HERE. The full video will premiere in the coming days.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will debut songs from the critically acclaimed new album alongside classics spanning the entire U2 catalogue on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS

U2

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS 

APPEARING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE DECEMBER 2

eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2, 2018

Dates Added Due To Popular Demand In Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A thrilling listen… not so much a return to their roots as a modern expedition across their vast reservoir of sounds and themes.”—THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2’s latest finds the band coming to terms with a world closer to the brink than at any time during their career. They meet the moment with precisely the right balance of grandeur and grace… manifests the music’s eternal magic, delivered by a band that refuses to let it fade.”—ROLLING STONE

“U2’s best album in years, with the band using their signature, sweeping rock anthems largely to assure listeners that, in a world of chaos, everything’s going to be okay… There’s a palpable joy that runs through Songs of Experience… it’s exciting to hear a band famous for their rafters-swinging rock serving it up in its most direct form.”—USA TODAY

“Their best since How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb… a remarkable accomplishment for a band in its fifth decade of existence… The musicianship is impeccable throughout…  The Edge turns in one of the greatest performances of his storied career… at a time when most of their one-time contemporaries have either given up or should, they’re still stretching, yearning…”—VARIETY

(December 1st, 2017) Already hailed as a triumph in early critical notices, Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, is released today by Interscope Records in the U.S. on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.

Songs of Experience’s release has been heralded by first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” as well as album tracks “American Soul” and “Get Out of Your Own Way,” and “The Blackout,” the latter recently released as a special Record Store Day limited edition 12” vinyl single on Third Man Records. Pre-orders of the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

U2 will celebrate Songs of Experience’s release with a December 2 performance on Saturday Night Live.

Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will take the new material on the road on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and Powered By Salesforce.

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.

For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: U2.com.

GORILLAZ: “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.) – New Version of GRAMMY-Nominated Track Out Today

GORILLAZ

“Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.)

New Version of GRAMMY-Nominated Track Out Today

From HUMANZ Super Deluxe Box Set

In the wake of Gorillaz’ GRAMMY nominations earlier this week–Best Dance Recording for “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.) and Best Alternative Music Album for the international chart-topping Humanz (Warner Bros.)— Gorillaz is releasing a single of the version of “Andromeda” featured on the Humanz Super Deluxe Box Set.

The “Andromeda” single release and twin GRAMMY nods cap off a triumphant 2017 U.S. campaign for Gorillaz, arguably the most successful 12 months on these shores ever experienced by the world’s most successful virtual band—beginning in January, with the inauguration eve surprise release of “Hallelujuah Money” (featuring Benjamin Clementine). The launch of the mixed reality Gorillaz app then allowed fans to hear the album for the first time as part of the largest ever worldwide geo specific listening experience bringing people together across 500 locations from Tokyo to Santiago, while  ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) – the six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film featuring four Humanz tracks made history as YouTube’s highest debuting 360 video.

Humanz arrived April 28, bowing at #1 on the U.S. album chart and #2 on the Billboard 200, topping the iTunes charts in more than 60 countries around the world, and generating critical raves including:

“A party record for the apocalypse”—BILLBOARD

“The sum of its parts is what makes Humanz so brilliant, as the cartoon Gorillaz deliver yet another classic to the real world”—BUST

“A wild party that we can’t wait to join”—ELLE

“Humanz finds the band with a new sense of purpose…a timely and real reflection of an internal conflict that so many of us can relate to right now: sometimes you need to be engaged, and shout, and fight. But sometimes, you just need to keep on dancing.”—THE FADER

“the most vibrant, consistently engaging Gorillaz album yet… a rallying cry for humanity that only a cartoon band could deliver.”—PASTE

“Damon Albarn’s virtual band is back with its most ambitious album to date… it sounds like a party at the end of the world”—PEOPLE

“Rings in the Apocalypse in Style… Damon Albarn’s cartoon pop band brings guests from across the pop spectrum to prove once again why they’re the most interesting rap-rock crossover act ever”—ROLLING STONE

“Gorillaz resumes its terrifically inventive career with Humanz…the diversity and sheer number of vocalists give the album its freshness and swagger. Engaging performances abound… whatever problems there may be in the world, on Humanz (Damon Albarn’s) counsel is to continue to dance with joy. Gorillaz’s new music makes it possible to do so.”—WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Humanz world tour began with the band’s own inaugural Demon Dayz festival June 10 in Margate UK and continued with Gorillaz’ first North American live shows in seven years – which sold out in record time and were met with rapturous response, as Gorillaz drew their biggest ever stateside crowds to the likes of Red Rocks, Golden Gate Park, Citi Field in New York,  the Forum in Los Angeles and more. The Humanztour soldiered on through Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and is currently making its way through the UK, with further dates in Latin America and Europe on the horizon.

PHOTO: Perez / @creativexperez

EVERYTHING NOW Presents: ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

EVERYTHING NOW Presents

ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

Featuring A-Sides From The GRAMMY-Nominated Album EVERYTHING NOW & Exclusive Non-LP B-Sides

Pre-orders are open as of today for two new Arcade Fire 12” vinyl singles: “Put Your Money on Me” featuring the exclusive B-side “Put Your Money on Me (Windows 98 v.1.0),” and “Creature Comfort” also backed with an exclusive non-LP B-side “Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix).”

Both singles will be released January 19, 2018 and feature A-Sides from the band’s global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia), which has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Alternative Album category.

Arcade Fire recently wrapped up the North American leg of its Infinite Content Tour with a November 3-4 two-night stand at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto that had the Toronto Star describing the band as “attacking every note and every grand pronouncement as if its very collective life depended on it. Arcade Fire is as good as it’s ever been right now. Period.” NOW magazine added “They didn’t crowd the stage – they filled it… Their exuberance hasn’t worn off… as this show reaffirmed, they’re going to be an arena band for a long while yet.” Critical response similarly matched crowd elation at every date of the Infinite Content North American trek, with highlights including:

“This band seriously knows what they’re doing onstage… Arcade Fire gigs are transformative, again and again. You should see them wherever you have a chance to.”—Stereogum

“Irony, sincerity, whatever—it all sounds amazing… an immediate reminder of how they’re still one of the best bands in the world.”—The Independent

“A celebration of the best working rock band in the world.”—New York Daily News

“It’s a tricky thing, of course, to make 17,000 people feel like you see them in the same way you once reached out to touch 500, but in a show that spread 23 songs over two hours of passionate performance the group managed to do just that. Part of that came through the creative production… but the strongest ties between stage and stands remain the pure power of Arcade Fire’s songs, the music and lyrics pulling everyone into a shared communion of the human spirit that lives within these notes and words.” – OC Register

“Not just anthemic but transcendent… there’s no better way to experience that effect than on stage.”– Chicago Tribune

“A joyous affair… unflagging energy… makes their live presentation one of the most thrilling you’ll find.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Astonishing creativity and nonpareil production made the show an uninterrupted marvel… the concert proved that Arcade Fire remains an imposing contender for the title of the world’s best rock band.”—Kansas City Star

“Glorified the virtue of being present, awake, and alive… the band performed as if they were fighting for the very survival of indie rock… there was a unifying sense of optimism at the heart of theses songs and this performance.”—City Pages

“By the end of the night, the crowd had danced, cheered and, in some cases, cried itself to the point of exhaustion”—Las Vegas Weekly

The Infinite Content Tour currently runs through April 28, 2018 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. For further information, see the itinerary below or go to arcadefire.com.

ARCADE FIRE
Infinite Content Tour 2017-2018 

12/02/17 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Arena VFG
12/05/17 – Bogota, CO – Carpa America Corfeiras
12/08/17 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jeunesse Arena
12/09/17 – São Paulo, Brazil – Arena Anhembi
12/11/17 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena
12/13/17 – Lima, PR – Parque de la Exposcion
12/15/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Festival BUE
3/01-04/17 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
4/06/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Manchester Arena
4/08/18 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
4/11/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/12/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/13/18 – London, UK  – SSE Wembley Arena
4/15/18 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena
4/16/18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
4/18/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
4/19/18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
4/21/18 – Barcelona, Spain  – Palau Sant Jordi
4/23/18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno
4/24/18 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
4/26/18 – Nantes, France – The Zenith
4/28/18 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
6/22-24/17 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
6/22-24/17 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRAMMY NOMINEES

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRAMMY NOMINEES
 
(In Alphabetical Order):
 

ARCADE FIRE
Best Alternative Music Album – Everything Now

BECK
Best Music Video – “Up All Night”

NICK CAVE &THE BAD SEEDS
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – Lovely Creatures
Best Music Film – One More Time With Feeling

FOO FIGHTERS
Best Rock Song – “Run”
Best Rock Performance – “Run”

GORILLAZ
Best Dance Recording – “Andromeda” (Featuring DRAM)
Best Alternative Music Album – Humanz

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Best Alternative Music Album – American Dream
Best Dance Recording – “Tonite”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Best Rock Album – Villains