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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: 2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 27

Photo: Andreas Neumann

Having lain waste to grateful capacity crowds from Chicago’s Riot Fest to Denver’s Red Rocks to the 30,000+ strong throng at the recent CalJam 17—and with a first ever headline engagement at New York’s Madison Square Garden barely a week away—Queens Of The Stone Age announce the first 2018 installment of the ongoing and ever intensifying Villains North American touring campaign.

The new dates, which begin January 22, 2018 in Victoria BC and include headline stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, will be on sale from October 27.

The 2018 shows are announced in the wake of every North American date on the current run having sold out while generating the most ecstatic responses of the Queens’ touring history, with recent raves including:

   “Queens can go dark and sinister with the best arena-rock bands of the last two decades.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Awesome… while Villains under Ronson’s guidance brings out the dance-floor undertones from the group, Queens is still a band that rocks hard, evident at its intense Milwaukee show Sunday for a sold-out crowd”—MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“A thing of beauty… a wonderfully ugly, gnarly, twisted batch of songs that offered equal parts release and rejoicing for the sold-out, cramped-but-lively crowd”—MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

“Immense power… Very few bands can put the hammer down so heavy while getting so ethereal on the top”—PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE

Produced by Mark Ronson and Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal, #2 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Ireland, #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. album chart, #4 on Japan’s international chart and #5 in Italy—easily the single biggest global sales week of the Queens’ seven album stretch. Villains’ first seven days in existence also saw nearly 100,000 vinyl albums moved worldwide, as the record became the #1 selling vinyl LP in the UK, U.S. and Germany. Villains also took the U.S. #1 spots on the Alternative, Hard, Rock, Internet and Independent Label Album charts and #2 on the Digital Album sales chart.

Queens Of The Stone Age are Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.

For further information, tickets, new dates and so on, don’t fail to keep checking http://www.qotsa.com/ the way you used to do.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

New Dates in BOLD

10/18/17  – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre + *SOLD OUT
10/20/17  – Washington, DC – The Anthem + *SOLD OUT
10/21/17  – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena + *SOLD OUT
10/22/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre + *SOLD OUT
10/24/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

+ Royal Blood supports
* Ty Segall supports

AT THE DRIVE IN: DIAMANTÉ OUT NOVEMBER 24th ON RISE RECORDS

AT THE DRIVE IN

DIAMANTÉ

OUT NOVEMBER 24th ON RISE RECORDS 

EXCLUSIVE EP RELEASE FOR RECORD STORE DAY’S BLACK FRIDAY 

AVAILABLE ON 10” VINYL AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE 

recordstoreday.com

Capping off a triumphant year of live shows worldwide and the critically acclaimed in • ter a • li • a (Rise Records), At The Drive In has yet another surprise in store for fans: available exclusively for Record Store Day’s Black Friday, the band will be releasing Diamanté—a 3-song EP on 10-inch vinyl via Rise Records, out November 24th.

Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and mixed by Johann Scheerer, the EP was recorded at Clouds Hill Studio in Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2017.

Ahead of the EP’s release, the band offers a cryptic message behind Diamanté:

“How do you weaponize the insatiable thirst for life among vultures? How do you deprogram the coroner dissecting hiatus ? What light beckons you from the sewers of suggestion? Is your instinct extinct ? Or does it hide in the flash burn of counterfeit automatons? 5 boys with guilty slingshots swaying to the Midwitch Sound. Blinded by the DIAMANTÉ.”

The track list for Diamanté is:

SIDE A

Amid Ethics
Despondent at High Noon

SIDE B

Point of Demarkation

Diamanté will only be available at exclusively at your local independent record store on Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 24th)—to find yours, head on over to recordstoreday.com.

For more information stay tuned to:

At The Drive In online:

atthedriveinmusic.com
@ATDImusic (Facebook)
@AtTheDriveIn (Twitter)
YouTube
@atdimusic (Instagram)
Spotify

Record Store Day
#RSDBF
@recordstoreday (Twitter)
@RecordStoreDay (Facebook)
@recordstoredayus (Instagram)

BECK: COLORS OUT TODAY

BECK

COLORS

FOLLOW UP TO GRAMMY ALBUM OF THE YEAR MORNING PHASE RELEASED TODAY

“COLORS” SLIME VISUALIZER LIVE NOW AT https://www.youtube.com/embed/8I1B4n_8Cto

COLORS POP-UP SHOPS OCTOBER 14-15 IN NEW YORK, L.A., CHICAGO, SEATTLE

APPEARING ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW OCTOBER 17

OCTOBER 18 L.A. SHOW AT THE JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATRE JUST ANNOUNCED

“Classic, sneakily inventive and massively catchy.”—AV CLUB

“Aptly titled… proves that Beck is still one of rock’s most intrepid inventors”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“You just can’t rush greatness… a euphoric blast… Every Colors song is punctuated by Beck’s immense gratitude to still be making music”—USA TODAY

“Shiny and hooky… a cache of reverberant megadome stompers that will serve him well for many a festival season to come.”—VANITY FAIR

“Colors is a great party record.”—MC HAMMER

Already being hailed in early reviews as “a euphoric blast of experimental pop” (ROLLING STONE) and “yet another milestone in his fascinating and unpredictable career” (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL), Beck’s lucky 13th album Colors is released today on Capitol Records.

The album’s release is accompanied by the “Colors” slime visualizer—a multicolor visual expression of the title track/mission statement of the album: a kaleidoscopic palette of sonic shapes and moods, conjuring mental rainbows while tempos, rhythms, melodies, even volume levels shift to near collapse, before locking together into undeniable hooks that defy their underlying complexity.

Colors’ release was preceded most recently by the buoyant “Up All Night”—check out Beck performing it on Later… with Jools Holland earlier this week —the current single from Beck’s first full length offering of new material since 2014’s Morning Phase took Album of the Year top honors at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Colors was produced by Greg Kurstin and Beck, with the exception of “Wow” produced by Beck and Cole M.G.N., and “Fix Me” produced by Beck. The album was mixed by Serban Ghenea, except “Dreams” and “Up All Night,” which were mixed by Greg Kurstin and Beck.

Colors‘ release weekend will also be commemorated with one-time-only dedicated pop-up stores featuring exclusive merchandise, music and more. The Colors pop-up store locations and times are as follows:

Saturday October 14:

New York – Brooklyn Flea, Soho – 10am to 6pm

Sunday October 15:

Los Angeles – Melrose Trading Post – 9am to 5pm
Seattle – Fremont Market – 10am to 4pm
Chicago – Vintage Garage – 10am to 5pm
New York – Brooklyn Flea, Dumbo – 10am to 6pm

For more info, follow along at http://twitter.com/beckpopups.

Beck will kick off the first full week following Colors’ release with a return to The Ellen Degeneres Show on October 17 followed by a newly announced October 18 show at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Tickets will be on sale from October 14. Check Beck.com for further information.

THE PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION: COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION NOVEMBER 17, 2017

THE PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION

COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION NOVEMBER 17, 2017

EIGHT TITLES TO BE RE-RELEASED VIA MPL/Capitol/UMe

FEATURING LIMITED EDITION 180g COLOR VINYL PRESSINGS

Paul McCartney: McCartney, McCartney II,  Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram

Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run

Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection will offer fans another chance to complete their collections on November 17, 2017. That date will see the MPL/Capitol/UMe reissues of the first eight Archive Collection titles in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney – RED

Paul McCartney: McCartney II – CLEAR

Paul McCartney: Tug Of War – BLUE 

Paul McCartney: Pipes Of Peace – SILVER 

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram – YELLOW

Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run – WHITE

Wings: Venus And Mars – RED & YELLOW

Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – ORANGE

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy® for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent installment was this year’s reissue of Paul’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which ROLLING STONE called “spectacular…  an extraordinary document,” and the OBSERVER hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

For further information please contact:

US – steve@nastylittleman.com
UK – stuart.bell@dawbell.com
sujata.murthy@umusic.com  310 865 7812

THOM YORKE ADDS TWO U.S. DATES, TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES TO BE REISSUED DECEMBER 8TH ON XL RECORDINGS

THOM YORKE ADDS TWO U.S. DATES

TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES TO BE REISSUED DECEMBER 8TH ON XL RECORDINGS

Thom Yorke will perform two US headline shows in a live mix with Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri.

Playing tracks from across his solo material, the two dates are an addition to his previously announced appearance at Day for Night Festival in Houston, Texas.

The dates are:

December 12th – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
December 14th – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
December 17th – Day For Night Festival – Houston, TX

Go here for ticket details.

The tickets will go on general sale on Friday 6th October at 10am PST.

Thom’s 2014 album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will be re-issued on XL Recordings on 8th December. The album will be available in record stores on CD & Vinyl and via streaming services.

G FOOT L.A. POP UP STORE

G FOOT L.A. POP UP STORE

Tuesday & Wednesday October 3rd & 4th from 5-10pm ONLY

Freak City Secret Shop
2514 Daly Street

Featuring the exclusive collection of clothing and accessories from GORILLAZ designed by Jamie Hewlett

In celebration of Gorillaz’ sold out October 5th headline appearance at the Forum in Los Angeles, G Foot—the collection of clothing and accessories designed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett—will be setting up a limited run L.A. pop-up store October 3rd and 4th at Freak City–L.A.’s underground music and fashion playground.

The G Foot L.A. pop-up store experience will allow fans exclusive access to clothing and accessories unavailable elsewhere—including a limited edition Gorillaz “Hollywood” T-shirt created exclusively for the L.A. location and available only as long as quantities last during the store’s two-day run.

The multi-piece G Foot capsule collection showcases the iconic style created by Hewlett to take Gorillaz band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle into the real world. The collection can be seen here: http://eu.gfoot.store/ and a selection of high res images can be downloaded here: https://we.tl/33MChgMOS3

G Foot Creative Director Remi Kabaka said, “G Foot is a post-skate wear collection reminiscent of class acts like  Silas, Eley Kishimoto or LaurenceAirline.  Positive vibrant brands, with no shame in their game.”

Details of the G Foot Los Angeles pop up store are:

Tuesday & Wednesday October 3rd & 4th 2017
Freak City Secret Shop
2514 Daly Street
Los Angeles CA 90031
Opening hours: 5pm – 10pm (both days)

The G Foot collection is available at an affordable price range and includes brand new, limited edition items alongside pieces only previously available to fans at Gorillaz shows.

The sold out Gorillaz show at the Forum continues the Humanz tour that began its sold-out North American run July 8 in Chicago. The tour has played Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, St. Paul, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas and more to the largest and most enthusiastic U.S. crowds Gorillaz has seen to date—and critical response has been equally enthusiastic:

“An overwhelming pop spectacle, with Damon Albarn’s steady presence to keep the audience focused”—ROLLING STONE

“The guests came fast and furious… but despite the frontman’s oft-stated wishes to increasingly blur into the group’s background as they evolve – last night was still unquestionably Damon’s show, as both star and director, and it ended as a smashing success for fans of all ages.”–BILLBOARD

“The ultimate triumph was Albarn’s — a multiculti, multigenre musical journey that touched on hip-hop, funk, Chicago house and gospel.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Gorillaz may be a ‘virtual’ band comprised of cartoon characters drawn by Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett. But its flesh-and-blood incarnation, led by Damon Albarn, is a force to be reckoned with — which the group proved again… a soaring delight from start to finish… The cartoons may be great fun, but it’s the human side that makes Gorillaz really swing.”—DAILY TRIBUNE (MI)

“Mind blowing… expectations were blown out of the water”—TWIN CITIES MEDIA

“”[Gorillaz’s set] wasn’t played so much as detonated on the Downtown Stage on Sunday as the three-day Life is Beautiful music and arts festival came to an incendiary close… The band’s 20-song, 90-minute set was paced for maximum impact”–LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (10 best LIB 2017 performances: Gorillaz #1)

“Albarn and company put on an all-star show that practically felt like a festival in and of itself.”—YAHOO MUSIC

Humanz was released April 28th on Warner Bros. to widespread critical acclaim, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. album charts respectively, and topping the iTunes chart in 60 plus countries around the world. The 14-track album is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring new and previously unreleased ‘b-sides’ / alternate versions of album tracks, is available to pre-order via gorillaz.com/store now. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.

GORILLAZ
HUMANZ North American Tour 2017

9/30/17 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/04/17 – San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/06/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
10/13/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival
10/15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

U2: “YOU’RE THE BEST THING ABOUT ME” OFFICIAL VIDEO

U2: “YOU’RE THE BEST THING ABOUT ME” OFFICIAL VIDEO

U2 have released the official video for “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” the first single from their highly anticipated 14th album, Songs of Experience set for release later this year.

The video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, sees the members of U2 reveling in the sights and sounds of New York City where, as a young Dublin band, they played their first U.S. club gig in December 1980 beginning a love affair with the city which has endured for almost 40 years.

Shot earlier this month while the band were on tour and featuring U2 in performance, the video is a fitting backdrop for the “You’re The Best Thing About Me” – Bono’s love letter to his wife Ali – and serves as a visual tapestry of tribute to New York and a serenade to the city’s iconic symbols of American compassion and liberty.

FOO FIGHTERS: CONCRETE AND GOLD #1 IN THE U.S., TEN MORE COUNTRIES & COUNTING

CONCRETE AND GOLD #1 IN THE U.S., TEN MORE COUNTRIES & COUNTING

BIGGEST WORLDWIDE DEBUT IN FF HISTORY

U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 7 WITH CAL JAM 17

12 HOURS OF THE WORLD’S BEST LIVE ROCK N ROLL Including QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, LIAM GALLAGHER, THE KILLS, ROYAL BLOOD & MANY MORE

For More Information Visit Caljamfest.com

PHOTO: Brantley Gutierrez

“Their most epic statement yet—their best in years too… worthy of the ‘60s and ‘70s rock gods”—PEOPLE
 
“Grohl and the Foos rework rock history into an album that pays homage to, and uses their love for, the late greats to reinvigorate the band. It’s an album for rock fans and rock stars: The Foo Fighters rank among the best of both.”—AV CLUB
 
“Their most balanced record yet… adds big-studio texture without diluting the band’s raw tumult… The highlight is ‘The Sky Is a Neighborhood,’ a hulking dream-metal anthem: ‘Trouble to the right and left,’ Grohl sings, driving into the darkness with a Bic lighter raised to the heavens.”—ROLLING STONE
 
“Easily the finest album of the Foo Fighters’ 20-plus year recording career, an artistic breakthrough that hopefully marks the start of an exciting new era in the band’s continued musical odyssey.”—POPMATTERS

Foo Fighters’ ninth studio album Concrete and Gold has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, with sales of nearly 130,000 copies in the first week since its September 15 release on Roswell Records/RCA Records.

The second FF album to hit #1 in the U.S.–the first being 2011’s Wasting Light—Concrete and Gold has also posted the band’s biggest ever first week numbers outside its home country. At press time, the album’s world domination included #1 debuts in a total of eleven countries: The U.S., the UK (the band’s fourth UK #1), Australia (its seventh Australian #1), New Zealand (its sixth #1 in New Zealand), Canada (the band’s third Canadian #1), Ireland (first FF #1 since 2002), Norway, Austria, Greece, Japan and the Netherlands—the latter three territories seeing their first #1 Foo Fighters record. Additionally, Concrete and Gold bowed at #2 in Germany, Sweden, Italy and Belgium, #3 in Finland, and #9 in France, marking the band’s first French top 10 debut.

Additional #1 debuts are expected as international sales numbers are tallied throughout the coming week.

Concrete and Gold’s arrival was most recently heralded by “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” visually realized as a Grohl-directed kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as hypnotic as the slow burning stadium stomper that gave it life. The run-up to Concrete and Gold began just as auspiciously, with the June 1 surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock #1 smash summer anthem of 2017, “Run.” With more than 2 million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, “Run” rocketed into the top 5 of the iTunes video chart and the top of the 15 iTunes singles chart—quickly amassing the highest first-day numbers of any single in the Foo Fighters’ career. And now finally 2017’s most massive and ambitious rock n roll opus is available to all as it sits atop the global charts.

Concrete and Gold will naturally be supported with an extensive trek of the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world. The U.S. leg kicks off October 7 with the band’s Cal Jam 17 festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA: a non-stop 100% live 12-hour rock n roll extravaganza featuring Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper… as well as camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more. On Friday night, October 6, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theater and many other surprises.

For further information, go to Caljamfest.com.Concrete and Gold was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp. Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

FOO FIGHTERS
Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017

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

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

OCTOBER 14 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 15 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 17 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

OCTOBER 18 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena

OCTOBER 20 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 21 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

OCTOBER 23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

OCTOBER 24 – Memphis,TN – FedExForum

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

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

NOVEMBER 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center (SOLD OUT)

NOVEMBER 8 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena

NOVEMBER 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena

NOVEMBER 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER  Center (SOLD OUT)

NOVEMBER 13 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

NOVEMBER 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

DECEMBER 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

DECEMBER 2 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER 4 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

DECEMBER 5 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena (SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER 7 – Nampa ID – Ford Idaho Center

DECEMBER 9 – Billings MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

DECEMBER 10 – Casper WY – Casper Events Center

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

U2’s concert in St. Louis Scheduled for September 16, 2017 Has Been Cancelled

U2’s concert in St. Louis Scheduled for September 16, 2017 Has Been Cancelled

Live Nation and U2 regrettably announce their St. Louis show scheduled for tonight, September 16, 2017 has been cancelled.

“We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size. We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity.

In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with tonight’s concert. As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment.” – Live Nation and U2

Fans who purchased tickets online will receive a refund on the credit card tickets were ordered on.  Refunds for non-internet purchases will be available starting Monday at 10am at point of purchase.

FOO FIGHTERS: CONCRETE AND GOLD OUT TODAY ON ROSWELL RECORDS / RCA RECORDS

CONCRETE AND GOLD

ALL NEW NINTH ALBUM OUT TODAY ON ROSWELL RECORDS / RCA RECORDS

“THE MAKING OF CONCRETE AND GOLD” ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY LIVE AT http://smarturl.it/FFMCG

U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 7 WITH CAL JAM 17

12 HOURS OF THE WORLD’S BEST LIVE ROCK N ROLL Including QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, LIAM GALLAGHER, THE KILLS, ROYAL BLOOD & MANY MORE

For More Information Visit Caljamfest.com

One surprise summer rock anthem coupled with a video of the band doing the senior citizen time warp, one extraterrestrial opus complete with floating children, and one “search for hope in this day and age where you feel as if you’re fighting for your life with every passing moment, and everything is on the line” and now finally…

… 2017’s most massive and ambitious rock n roll opus has arrived: September 15 is here and so is Foo Fighters’ all new ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, released on this day A.D. Roswell Records/RCA Records.

Written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp, Concrete and Gold is eleven songs that push Foo Fighters’ melodic and hard rock extremes like never before—and early critical notices have been fittingly over the top, shaping up to be the most positive of Foo Fighters’ monolithic career:

“Turbocharged… a steady supply of fierce riffs, anthem-topping melodies and believable angst… Foo Fighters keep honing their skills.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Arguably the biggest American rock band of the past 20 years”—ROLLING STONE

“There are some real impactful sun-through-the-clouds harmonies all across the album, reminiscent of Abbey Road’s choir-like accents that made weightless rock songs with real meat on their bones… the best Foo Fighters album of this century… Perhaps we have a few superheroes left above ground after all.”—STEREOGUM

“This is thrilling, heroic rock.”—ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Stretches Grohl’s melodic capacities into unsuspecting chord changes that seesaw delightfully atop White Album harmonies”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Rock’s reigning kings get an infusion of power and pop… The Foos go for more artistically than they have in years and succeed every time.”—NEWSDAY

“One of the true landmark albums set to drop this fall.”—UPROXX

“All the gems are hidden in plain sight… Their sound doesn’t age… there’s no one else like them anymore: They’re a mainstream of one.”—VULTURE

Concrete and Gold’s arrival was most recently heralded by the straightforward FF signature burner “The Line.” Prior to that, “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” was visually realized as a Grohl-directed kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as hypnotic as the slow burning rock stomper that gave it life. The run-up to Concrete and Gold began just as auspiciously, with the June 1 surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock #1 smash “Run.” With more than 2 million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, “Run” rocketed into the top 5 of the iTunes video chart and the top of the 15 iTunes singles chart—quickly amassing the highest first-day numbers of any single in the Foo Fighters’ career.

Also premiering on the day of Concrete and Gold’s release is “The Making of Concrete and Gold,” an animated featurette written by narrator and main toon Dave Grohl, directed by Visual Creatures and illustrated by Joe Garber. For anyone who’s ever wondered what birds, bees, chicken wings, Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney have in common, the answers are all there in the animated rockumentary “The Making of Concrete and Gold,” which can be enjoyed over and over at http://smarturl.it/FFMCG.

Concrete and Gold will naturally be supported with a grueling trek of the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world. The U.S. leg kicks off October 7 with the band’s Cal Jam 17 festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA: a non-stop 100% live 12-hour rock n roll extravaganza featuring Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper… as well as camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more. On Fridaynight, October 6, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theater and many other surprises.

For further information, go to Caljamfest.com.

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

FOO FIGHTERS
Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017

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

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

OCTOBER 14 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 15 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 17 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

OCTOBER 18 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena

OCTOBER 20 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 21 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

OCTOBER 23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

OCTOBER 24 – Memphis,TN – FedExForum

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

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

NOVEMBER 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center (SOLD OUT)

NOVEMBER 8 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena

NOVEMBER 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena

NOVEMBER 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER  Center (SOLD OUT)

NOVEMBER 13 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

NOVEMBER 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

DECEMBER 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

DECEMBER 2 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER 4 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

DECEMBER 5 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena (SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER 7 – Nampa ID – Ford Idaho Center

DECEMBER 9 – Billings MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

DECEMBER 10 – Casper WY – Casper Events Center

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