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FOO FIGHTERS “ROPE” VIDEO PREMIERE MARCH 10 ON MTV AND MTV.COM WASTING LIGHT OUT APRIL 12 MEDIUM RARE COVERS COMPILATION OUT TO COMMEMORATE RECORD STORE DAY ACTUAL “WHITE LIMO” TO TOUR THE U.S. THROUGH END OF MARCH

The Dave Grohl-directed video for “Rope,” the first single from Foo Fighters’ forthcoming seventh studio album Wasting Light, has been confirmed for an MTV/MTV.com premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10.

Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light’s no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of Wasting Light’s release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters’ arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year’s annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. Medium Rare is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who’s thrilled to the band’s versions of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run” recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park” or Mose Allison’s (by way of The Who) “Young Man Blues” in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says” or Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Medium Rare marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of  Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year.”

In other news, the namesake of the “White Limo” video (which has surpassed one million views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ) will soon be embarking on a cross-country tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more, playing Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Yes, the same vehicle that co-stars in the smash vital video along with Foo Fighters Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, will be traversing the country and spreading the rock. Follow it here http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and here http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR

Finally, Wasting Light’s release will be preceded by the release of a feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), produced by Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Last Play At Shea) and financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records.   Moll’s documentary, from Spitfire Pictures, chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ MOBILE RECORD SHOP, LIVE VENUE, DJ BOOTH ETC. TO DESCEND ON AUSTIN FOR SXSW MARCH 16-20

The one-of-a-kind mobile record shop, potential live venue, DJ/merch booth and more that is THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ will begin a roving celebration of  the  Third Man label’s two year anniversary by rolling into Austin TX and setting up shop in various locations throughout the March 16-20 music portion of SXSW.

Since opening doors in Nashville two years back, Third Man Records has had an enormously productive run, releasing over 80 records in a mind-boggling array of limited editions and vinyl innovations, hosting an incredible live venue where bands can record direct to analog tape, launching The Vault subscription service, opening a succession of pop-up shops.

And now for their latest and greatest feat, the good folks of Nashville will be bringing the Third Man experience to the people in the form of THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™. A brief glimpse of the store at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGkDhQKHTZo can give viewers an idea of how much blood, sweat, and tears went into this machine. THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ is a one-of-a-kind, true innovation in the world of record distribution and retail and the TMR staff can’t wait to get it out on the road. Some of the truck’s features include:

  • A full menu of Third Man merchandise including 45s, LPs, just like the label’s record shop in Nashville, and all new (and exclusive to the truck) Rolling Record Store™ collectibles and souvenirs including t-shirts, tote bags, drinking accessories and all kinds of flare
  • two turntables and a microphone, the store will be playing from vinyl records from the TMR catalog as people shop, with guest DJs doing special sets
  • a high quality PA and amplification system with 8 channel mixer and electric outlets so singers and even full bands can plug straight into the truck from the outside and play wherever and whenever  the truck parks.
  • Fully customized styling designed by Jack White in conjunction with an auto custom shop to reflect the look, feel, and panache of Third Man Records’ Nashville location and its famous pop up stores.

Following its debut at SXSW (details, locations etc. to be announced shortly), THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ will be out on the road regularly, hitting shows and festivals and more. For its SXSW run, those who track the store down can expect musical performances, guest DJs, exclusive records and merchandise (including 4 different tri-colors), giveaways and plenty of surprises.

Be vigilant, SXSW attendees. You don’t want to let THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ pass you by…

GORILLAZ “THE FALL” SET FOR APRIL 16 VINYL RELEASE FOR RECORD STORE DAY; CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD RELEASE SET FOR APRIL 19

2D: “Uhmmm….The first Gorillaz album, our debut record, was more Russel’s…like… lots of hip-hop, funk and Cuban dub stars. Demon Days right, came more from Noodle and her dark doomy demos that she made, and all of her contemplations on the world ‘in a place of night’. Plastic Beach came out mainly from Murdoc’s head, all of his mucky exploits and global collaborations and legendary mash-ups recorded on the Plastic Beach island in the middle of the ocean. Very rum and piratey… And this one The Fall, is mostly just me…something more gentle and just…well…it’s just me and an iPad really mucking about…trying out some stuff. Just looking at America and then tapping on the screen…I’m not really concentrating too hard on it….So, right, each album got all of us on it somewhere, but each time it’s…more of one of us than the others….Well, that’s how I see it anyway.”

Gorillaz fan club download album The Fall is now set to be released on 180gm vinyl on April 16, 2011 by EMI’s Virgin Records.

The album was created throughout the Gorillaz 19-date North American Tour last autumn. Recorded on a daily basis in various hotels and venues, The Fall, is a sonic diary of that journey.

A download of The Fall was originally gifted to members of the Gorillaz fan club on December 25, 2010. The 15-track album produced by Gorillaz and Stephen Sedgwick, will also be made available on CD and as a digital download on April 19.

The track listing for The Fall is as follows:

1.         Phoner To Arizona
2.         Revolving Doors
3.         HillBilly Man
4.         Detroit
5.         Shy-town
6.         Little Pink Plastic Bags
7.         The Joplin Spider
8.         The Parish of Space Dust
9.         The Snake In Dallas
10.       Amarillo
11.       The Speak It Mountains
12.       Aspen Forest
13.       Bobby In Phoenix – featuring Bobby Womack
14.       California And The Slipping Of The Sun
15.       Seattle Yodel

BROKEN BELLS: MEYRIN FIELDS EP Available for Pre-Order Now at Brokenbells.com

BROKEN BELLS: MEYRIN FIELDS EP OUT MARCH 29

NPR EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF “WINDOWS” LIVE NOW

Full EP Available for Pre-Order Now at Brokenbells.com

Broken Bells is now previewing the previously unreleased track “Windows” from the Meyrin Fields EP (due March 29, 2011 from Columbia) exclusively at http://www.npr.org/music/

The four-song Meyrin Fields EP also features the previously unavailable “Heartless Empire,” as well as “An Easy Life” and the title track. Meyrin Fields will be available a little over a year from the March 2010 release of Broken Bells’Grammy-nominated self-titled debut, and will be issued in vinyl, CD, softpack and digital formats.

Meyrin Fields is now available for pre-order now at Brokenbells.com.

Broken Bells’ self titled debut album has sold over 300,000 copies domestically since its March 9, 2010 Columbia Records release, nearly 50,000 of which were moved in its first week-landing the record at #7 on the Billboard 200. In addition to being 2010’s highest charting debut album by an alternative/rock band,  Broken Bells met with a unanimously positive critical reception:  Rolling Stone hailed the album as “the year’s coolest left field pop disc” in a 4-star lead review, while Wired described it as “crazy good stuff”  and Entertainment Weekly praised it as a “subtly savory sonic morsel.” More recently, Broken Bells came in at #5 in NPR’s 2010 year-end listeners poll.

Broken Bells’ genesis can be traced back to longtime mutual fans Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse and James Mercer of the Shins’ first face to face meeting at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. The pair immediately hit it off and kept in touch until May 2008 when the finally seized the opportunity to finally collaborate on original music together. Meyrin Fields is the latest product of this amazing union, which will continue to record and tour together for the foreseeable future.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY PRE-ORDER LIVE NOW

Pre-orders are now being accepted at  www.explosionsinthesky.com and http://temporaryresidence.com/descriptions/trr199.php for Explosions In The Sky’s new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd.

The album’s first single, “Trembling Hands,” can also be previewed in its entirety at Pitchfork, and downloaded for free at www.explosionsinthesky.com.

The Austin TX quartet has also added two more dates in its upcoming world tour: a special April 30 appearance at the rarely played Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles and May 1 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. The tour, which kicks off April 1 at the Lyric in Oxford MS, features Explosions In The Sky’s biggest headline engagement to date–April 6 at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall–plus numerous worldwide headline and festival dates, as well as a recently added pair of shows supporting Arcade Fire in Austin and Houston.

The Octopus Project will support on all U.S. headline dates except Radio City, where openers will be Low and Eluvium, the latter playing a first ever piano only solo set. UK/EU support will be Lichens.

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is Explosions In The Sky’s first full length studio effort since 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX’s Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 2011
Apr 1   Oxford, MS – The Lyric
Apr 3   Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Apr 4   Richmond, VA – The National
Apr 6   New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall with Low and Eluvium (piano only set)
Apr 8   Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Apr 9   Columbus, OH – Outland Live
Apr 10  Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Apr 30 Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 1 Oakland, CA — Fox Theater
May 3   Austin, TX – The Backyard (w/ Arcade Fire) * SOLD OUT
May 4   Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavillion (w/ Arcade Fire)
May 15   Edinburgh, UK – HMV Picturehouse
May 16   Dublin, Ireland – Vicar St
May 17   Manchester, UK – Academy
May 19   London, UK – The Roundhouse * SOLD OUT
May 20   Paris, France – Bataclan
May 22   Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
May 23   Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
May 24   Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
May 25   Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
May 27   Primavera Sound Festival
June 9-12 (exact date TBA) – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Aug 11– Olso, Norway – Oya Festival
Aug 13 – Gothenburg, SWE – Way Out West Festival
Aug 19 – Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE EXPANDED REMASTERED DEBUT REISSUE OUT MARCH 8 DIGITAL, APRIL 19 ON CD & VINYL

SECOND LOS ANGELES DATE ADDED

CONAN APPEARANCE CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 14

FULL ALBUM STREAMING NOW AT
http://www.qotsa.com/
http://www.facebook.com/QOTSA
http://www.rekordsrekords.com/
http://www.dominorecordco.us/usa/news/26-02-11/stream-the-album-that-started-it-all/

The expanded, remastered reissue of Queens Of The Stone Age’s classic 1998 debut out digitally March 8 and on CD and vinyl April 19 on Rekords Rekords/Domino can now be streamed in its entirety at the band’s website and social media channels, as well via the site of the band’s own Rekords Rekords imprint and label partner Domino.

Queens Of The Stone Age will be available on CD (REK001CD), double vinyl LP (REK001LP) and via digital download (REK001D). Pre-orders for the vinyl or CD formats will receive an instantly available digital download of the full record.

Queens Of The Stone Age is commemorating the upcoming reissue with a limited series of intimate shows at which the band will play the record in its entirety, plus B-sides and other rarities and hits from the early Queens catalogue up to the present. The tour kicks off March 16 in Austin TX and will now conclude with a just-added second Los Angeles show on April 13, the day after which Queens will appear on CONAN. At press time, the tour was nearly completely sold out, with tickets remaining for only four dates (Omaha, Des Moines, St. Louis and Kansas City).

The genesis of Queens Of The Stone Age-the band and this first album-goes back to the 1995 dissolution of the criminally overlooked Kyuss, specifically founding guitarist Homme’s migration from the California Desert to the Pacific Northwest to work on a new project concurrent with spending time on the road as second guitarist in Screaming Trees. Homme discarded the sludgy low-end expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure (for the most part) and honest-to-goodness capital ‘H’ hooks and what was originally christened Gamma Ray was quickly changed to Queens Of The Stone Age shortly after its 1996 birth.

Homme returned to his old stomping grounds and reunited with latter day Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez to record as a fake trio (bass player “Carlo Von Sexron” is a nom-de-boom for Homme) and QOTSA came into full bloom, releasing the original version of this first album in 1998. If this re-issue doesn’t document “hour zero,” it’s only a few minutes past. “Regular John” introduces Homme as a smooth and assured vocalist with great melodic instinct. Tracks like “Avon” and “Walkin On Sidewalks” lock into heavy riffs that are in entrancing in their repetition and subtle shifts. And it’s hard to believe that insistently catchy “How To Handle A Rope” didn’t make a greater impact on mainstream radio upon its initial release.

The Rekords Rekords/Domino re-issue has been fully remastered from the original tapes and expanded by three tracks: “The Bronze” and “These Aren’t the Droids Your Looking For” from the  long out of print 1998 QOTSA/Beaver split EP and “Spiders and Vinegaroons” from the posthumous Kyuss/QOTSA split EP. The album will be the first released via a worldwide alliance between Queens’ Joshua Homme’s own Rekords Rekords and Domino to market, promote and distribute selected titles from their catalogue.

The complete itinerary for the Queens Of The Stone Age commemorative tour is as follows:

03/16/11 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
03/18/11 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03/19/11 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Soundstage
03/20/11 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
03/21/11 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
03/23/11 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03/24/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
03/25/11 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
03/26/11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/27/11 – Montreal, Canada – Metropolis
03/29/11 – Toronto, Canada – Sound Academy
03/30/11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
03/31/11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
04/01/11 – Chicago, IL – The Riv
04/02/11 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
04/04/11 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
04/05/11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/06/11 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
04/08/11 – Denver, CO – Ogden
04/11/11 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
04/12/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
04/13/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

RAMMSTEIN RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA

SOLD OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ONE-OFF  TO BE FOLLOWED BY NINE-DATE MAY 2011 TOUR

In the wake of a December 11, 2010 Madison Square Garden one-off that sold out in 30 minutes and was described by The New York Times as “the kind of spectacle that has made Rammstein an arena and festival headliner across Europe,” RAMMSTEIN will return to North America for its first tour of the continent in 10 years.

The German sextet will play nine headlining arena dates beginning May 5 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford NJ and making stops in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Edmonton, Tacoma, Oakland and Los Angeles before concluding May 21 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas NV.

Tickets for the shows went on sale the weekend of February 25 and are approaching sold out status in nearly every market.

The dates are the latest in a marathon worldwide touring campaign springboarding off the October 2009 release of Rammstein’s sixth album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, which entered the U.S. chart at a career high #13. More predictably Liebe Ist Für Alle Da hit #1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Holland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, #2 in Poland, France and Russia, #3 in Sweden and Belgium, #4  in Mexico, Norway and Portugal, #5 in Spain, and Top 10 in Australia, Croatia and Hungary, among others.

Previous Rammstein albums include 1995’s Herzeleid, 1997’s Sehnsucht which has since become the only entirely German language album to be certified platinum in the U.S., 2001’s Mutter, 2004’s Reise, Reise, and 2005’s Rosenrot.

RAMMSTEIN
North America 2011

May 05 East Rutherford NJ – Izod Center
May 07 Montreal – Bell Centre
May 08 Toronto – Air Canada Centre
May 10 Chicago IL – Allstate Arena
May 13 Edmonton – Rexall Place
May 15 Tacoma WA – Tacoma Dome
May 18 Oakland CA – Oracle Arena
May 20 Los Angeles CA – The Forum
May 21 Las Vegas NV – Thomas & Mack Center

BROKEN BELLS: MEYRIN FIELDS EP OUT MARCH 29

Available for Pre-Order Now at Brokenbells.com

James Mercer and Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse, collectively known as Broken Bells, will issue a four-song EP titled Meyrin Fields on March 29, 2011. The EP features the previously unreleased tracks “Windows” and “Heartless Empire,” as well as “An Easy Life” and the title track. Meyrin Fields will be available a little over a year from the March 2010 release of Broken Bells’Grammy-nominated self-titled debut, and will be issued in vinyl, CD, softpack and digital formats.

Meyrin Fields is available for pre-order now at Brokenbells.com. NPR will premiere the track “Windows” beginning March  7 .

Broken Bells’ self titled debut album has sold over 300,000 copies domestically since its March 9, 2010 Columbia Records release, nearly 50,000 of which were moved in its first week—landing the record at #7 on the Billboard 200. In addition to being 2010’s highest charting debut album by an alternative/rock band,  Broken Bells met with a unanimously positive critical reception:  Rolling Stone hailed the album as “the year’s coolest left field pop disc” in a 4-star lead review, while Wired described it as “crazy good stuff”  and Entertainment Weekly praised it as a “subtly savory sonic morsel.” More recently, Broken Bells came in at #5 in NPR’s 2010 year-end listeners poll.

Broken Bells’ genesis can be traced back to longtime mutual fans Burton and Mercer first face to face meeting at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. The pair immediately hit it off and kept in touch until May 2008 when the finally seized the opportunity to finally collaborate on original music together. Meyrin Fields is the latest product of this amazing union, which will continue to record and tour together for the foreseeable future.

WHITE RABBITS JOIN NASTY LITTLE MAN FAMILY

Nasty Little Man is excited and pleased to announce the latest addition to the family: White Rabbits!

See why NPR has raved “…Winning over fans with its energetic live shows — thanks in part to its unusual two-drummer lineup…Intense rhythms and sweeping, melodic choruses typify White Rabbits” catchy and often sinister sound,” as the Brooklyn-based sextet hits the road for a short run of underplays to iron out new songs before heading into the studio to record their tbd records follow up to 2009″s critically acclaimed It”s Frightening.

Last night at their sold-out Hoboken NJ show at Maxwell”s the band debuted 5 new songs alongside fan favorites to an enthusiastic and packed crowd.

The next four shows are likely to be your last chance to check out the band before their third record comes out later this year.

Check out the band”s performance of Percussion Gun (“One of the year”s best opening tracks” – PITCHFORK) on Letterman for a taste: 

Remaining dates:

Thu-Feb-24 Boston, MA @ Paradise
Fri-Feb-25 Williamstown, MA @ The Clark
Sat-Feb-26 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Feb-27 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY ADD NEW TOUR DATES

Three More U.S. Headline Shows, Two Arcade Fire Support Slots Confirmed

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd.

2011 Tour to Include April 6 Radio City Music Hall Headline with Special Guests Low and Eluvium

Explosions In The Sky has announced five more U.S. dates on its 2011 tour in support of fifth album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd. The tour, which kicks off April 1 at the Lyric in Oxford MS, now includes headline stops April 8 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, April 9 at Outland Live in Columbus OH, April 10 at the Blue Note in Columbia MO, as well as a pair of shows in the band’s native Texas supporting Arcade Fire.

As previously announced, the upcoming tour features Explosions In The Sky’s biggest headline engagement to date: April 6 at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall featuring special guests Low and a first ever solo piano performance by Eluvium. The tour’s UK/Europe leg will now commence with a just-added May 15 show at the HMV Picturehouse in Edinburgh UK.

Octopus Project will support on all other U.S. headline dates. UK/EU support will be Lichens.

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is the West Texas quartet’s first full length studio effort since 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX’s Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey.

The track listing for Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is:
1.  Last Known Surroundings
2.  Human Qualities
3.  Trembling Hands
4.  Be Comfortable, Creature
5.  Postcard From 1952
6.  Let Me Back In

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 2011

Apr 1   Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
Apr 3   Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Apr 4   Richmond, VA – The National
Apr 6   New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall with Low and Eluvium (piano only set)
Apr 8   Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Apr 9   Columbus, OH – Outland Live
Apr 10  Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
May 3   Austin, TX – The Backyard (w/ Arcade Fire)
May 4   Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavillion (w/ Arcade Fire)
May 15   Edinburgh, UK – HMV Picturehouse
May 16   Dublin, Ireland – Vicar St
May 17   Manchester, UK – Academy
May 19   London, UK – The Roundhouse
May 20   Paris, France – Bataclan
May 22   Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
May 23   Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
May 24   Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
May 25   Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
May 27   Primavera Sound Festival