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GORILLAZ: New Album Track “Fire Flies” Out Now

New Album Track “Fire Flies” Out Now
LISTEN HERE: 
http://gorill.az/fireflies

First single “Humility” and #1 YouTube Global Trending Video Out Now: http://gorill.az/humilityvid

All New Studio Album THE NOW NOW Out June 29

TICKETS FOR DEMON DAYZ LA FESTIVAL & THE NOW NOW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

“Exuberant, summery… enough to make you want to get out in the sunshine and strap on some roller skates… if this is the general vibe we can expect from The Now Now, good things are on the way.”AV CLUB

“The New Gorillaz Songs Are Instant Summer Jams… great promise for their upcoming album, The Now Now”GQ

“Gorillaz Drop A Summer Time Jam With ‘Humility’… Damon Albarn has come through with a total summer song here.”HOT NEW HIP HOP

“Albarn hurls synth wisps into the air like confetti while the song twirls in place, refusing to let up until the grin has spread all the way across your face.”PITCHFORK 

“A particularly good time to be a fan of Albarn’s”STEREOGUM

“‘Sorcererz’ is Gorillaz at their finest.”UPROXX

Gorillaz have revealed yet another new album track from The Now Now: In addition to first single “Humility,” and its #1 Global Trending Video on YouTube directed by Jamie Hewlett and starring Gorillaz’ own 2D and Jack Black, “Fire Flies” joins album cuts “Sorcererz” and “Lake Zurich” in being released to advance the new album out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records. Listen to “Fire Flies” here: http://gorill.az/fireflies

The Now Now is the latest all new studio album from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act (as recognized by The Guinness Book Of World Records). Produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, it was recorded entirely this February at Studio 13, London.

On the live front Gorillaz are currently on tour debuting The Now Now Material on stages across the UK and Europe. As far as their eagerly awaited return to these shores goes, tickets are now on sale for the North American leg of The Now Now Tour, which kicks off October 8th in Toronto, and makes stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago. A full itinerary is below:

October 8 Air Canada Centre, TORONTO

October 9 Bell Centre, MONTREAL

October 11 Wells Fargo Center, PHILADELPHIA

October 13 Barclays Center, NEW YORK

October 14 TD Garden, BOSTON

October 16 United Centre, CHICAGO

October 20 Demon Dayz LA festival, LOS ANGELES

The grand finale of Gorillaz 2018 jaunt is Demon Dayz LA, the inaugural U.S. staging of the band’s own Demon Dayz festival, taking place Saturday, October 20th at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles.

Headlined by Gorillaz’ only west coast appearance of 2018 and featuring special guests Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM and more, Demon Dayz LA promises an experience like no other: Two stages worth of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family, plus an assortment of surprises, attractions, exclusive merchandise and more—all combining to create an auditory, visual and physical version of the Gorillaz universe for fans to explore.

For further information, stay tuned to www.gorillaz.com/tour  and https://demondayzfestla.com/.

The Now Now will be available as a single CD, vinyl LP or as a digital download, as well as a collector’s edition Deluxe Vinyl LP Box Set. Details including pre order information HERE.

Track listing for The Now Now is:

Humility – feat George Benson
Trans
Hollywood – feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
Kansas
Sorcererz
Idaho
Lake Zurich
Magic City
Fire Flies
One Percent
Souk Eye

Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals (whose temporary replacement Ace plays on The Now Now album and tour), guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs.  Created by Damon Albarnand 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) and Humanz (2017). 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.

For further information re: Gorillaz or Demon Dayz LA, contact:
Steve Martin: steve@nastylittleman.com
Michele Hug: michele@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz: olivia@nastylittleman.com

FOO FIGHTERS: CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018: #CALJAMDAD FLYAWAY SWEEPSTAKES LIVE NOW

FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018 SUPPORT CONFIRMED FOR BOSTON, CHICAGO, SEATTLE & TORONTO STADIUM DATES

Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, The Joy Formidable, The Struts, Gang of Youths & More To Join On Select Dates

#CALJAMDAD FLYAWAY SWEEPSTAKES LIVE NOW AT http://smarturl.it/CalJamDad

Foo Fighters have confirmed an array of additional support acts for the upcoming North American leg of the tour. Friends joining the Foos on the rock and roll stage include FF influences Dinosaur Jr., current tour mates The Struts, indie darlings  Speedy Ortiz,  powerhouse rock quartet The Beaches, and  handpicked bad ass local bands The Monsieurs,  Melkbelly, and Touched by Ghoul. The Joy Formidable and Gang of Youths will join for the tour’s fall arena dates.

The North American leg of the Concrete and Gold Tour kicks off in three weeks, on July 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington D.C., and crisscrosses the US and Canada through mid-October with stops in major cities Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Denver, and San Bernardino, where the band will play their only Los Angeles-area show as the headliners of Cal Jam 18.

The breakdown of guests on Foo Fighters’ July and September marathon stadium rock extravaganzas will be:

July 12 — Toronto — Rogers Centre:
The Struts
The Beaches

July 21— Boston – Fenway Park:
The Struts
The Monsieurs

July 22 — Boston – Fenway Park:
Dinosaur Jr.
Speedy Ortiz

July 29 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field:
The Struts
Melkbelly

July 30 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field:
TBA
Touched by Ghoul

September 1 — Seattle, WA — Safeco Field
TBA
The Joy Formidable

As already announced, The Struts support on the tour’s July and August arena dates, with The Joy Formidable taking over in September and Gang of Youths opening in October.

Foo Fighters fans are invited to make the band’s final Southern California appearance of the Concrete and Gold Tour a family affair: Enter the #CalJamDad Flyaway Sweepstakes by going to http://smarturl.it/CalJamDad to upload a photo of your #CalJamDad in your life—or of yourself if you’re a dad–and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Cal Jam 18. What better way to celebrate Fathers Day than to win a chance to join Foo Fighters and their custom-curated lineup featuring an exclusive appearance by Iggy Pop and Post Pop Depression (Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Matt Helders), Tenacious D, Garbage Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, Krist Novoselic’s new band Giant In The Trees, Slaves (UK), Gang of Youths, Black Mountain and more…

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

07/05-15/18 – Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest
07/06/18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/07/18 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
07/09/18 – Quebec, QC – Festival de Quebec
07/12/18 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
07/14/18 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/16/18 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
07/17/18 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
07/19/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/21/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07/22/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07/25/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
07/26/18  – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/29/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field
07/30/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field
09/01/18 – Seattle, WA — Safeco Field
09/04/18 – Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place
09/06/18 – Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome
09/08/18 – Vancouver, BC — Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/10/18 – Portland, OR — Moda Center
09/12/18 – San Jose, CA — SAP Center
09/14-16/18 – San Diego, CA – KABOO de mar
10/5-6/18 – San Bernadino, CA – Glen Helen Regional Park — CalJam18 (with Iggy Pop/Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, and more; Friday Night Party with Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrissey, others)
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

ARCADE FIRE: “CHEMISTRY” NEW VIDEO LIVE NOW

ARCADE FIRE

“CHEMISTRY”

NEW VIDEO LIVE NOW 

Directed by Ray Tintori and Animated by Starburns Industries

Arcade Fire has unveiled a new animated video for “Chemistry,” from the international #1 album Everything Now.

Directed by Ray Tintori, animated by Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty, Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, Community) and featuring Tootie Tootz of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce fame, “Chemistry” expands on the song’s theme of chemical attraction, turning it into a cartoon about a dog and cat who meet and fall in love at her wedding reception, where he is working as a caterer, and she is marrying a shark.

Collaborating with Tintori–whose work ranges from videos for MGMT, Chairlift, and Moses Sumney to creating the debut film for Google’s Tilt Brush and the Aurochs sequences for Beasts of the Southern Wild — has been on Win Butler of Arcade Fire’s mind for years: “We’ve been big fans of Ray’s work since his early videos and there was talk of collaborating during The Suburbs shoot–we were going to film it in New Orleans but then it got moved to Austin at the last minute, and Ray was caught up working on Beasts of the Southern Wild. So it was very full circle to finally be working with him in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There is a playful, carnivalesque energy to the song; to capture that by filming literally during carnival felt right.”

While the core “Chemistry” story is of an animated dog and cat (played by Ms. Tootz) meeting at her wedding reception where the dog is working as a caterer, the animated characters travel to space at one point, and after destroying the International Space Station, land back on Earth, finding themselves in the midst of the Fat Tuesday in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans.

Arcade Fire resume their Everything Now Continued world tour tonight at Ahoy in Rotterdam, NL. See below for a full itinerary of the tour, which runs through September 23 where it concludes at the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas.

ARCADE FIRE
Everything Now Continued:

06/11/18 — Rotterdam, Netherlands — Ahoy
06/13/18 — Zurich, Switzerland — Hallenstadion
06/15/18 — Prague, Czech Republic — O2 Arena
06/17/18 — Budapest, Hungary — Budapest Sports Arena
06/18/18 — Vienna, Austria — Stadthalle
06/20/18 — Bucharest, Romania — Romexpo
06/22/18 — Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany — Southside Festival
06/24/18 — Scheessel, Germany — Hurricane Festival
07/07/18 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theater
07/08/18 — Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest
07/10/18 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
07/12/18 — Raleigh, NC — Red Hat Amphitheater
07/14/18 — Birmingham, AL — Sloss Festival
07/15/18 — Louisville, KY — Forecastle Festival
07/18/18 — Boston, MA — Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/19/18 — Philadelphia, PA — Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/20/18 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
07/22/18 — Toronto, ONT — Budweiser Stage
08/04/18 — Moscow, Russia — Afisha Picnic
08/06/18 — Riga, Latvia — Mezaparks Green Theatre
08/08/18 — Oslo, Norway — Toyenparken
08/10/18 — Copenhagen, Denmark — HAVEN Festival
08/11/18 — Gothenburg, Sweden — Way Out West
08/13/18 — Berlin, Germany — Zitadelle
08/15/18 — Paredes De Coura, Portugal — Praia do Taboao
08/16/18 — Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium — Pukkelpop
08/21/18 — Reykjavik, Iceland — Laugardalsholl
09/21/18 — Berkeley, CA — The Greek Theatre
09/23/18 — Las Vegas, NV — Life Is Beautiful

For further information re: Everything Now Continued tour:
Olivia Muenz: olivia@nastylittleman.com

SPIRITUALIZED: AND NOTHING HURT NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON FAT POSSUM

SPIRITUALIZED

AND NOTHING HURT

NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON FAT POSSUM

First Single “A Perfect Miracle” Streaming HERE
Video for “I’m Your Man” Viewable HERE

Spiritualized have announced news of their new studio album, And Nothing Hurt, out September 7th via Fat Possum in the US and Bella Union in the UK/Europe. Preorders are live now along with two tracks:  First single “A Perfect Miracle” and album track “I’m Your Man,” the video of which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNrHoLS1zc.

Spiritualized have also announced select live performances in support of the album, including two U.S. dates:

Thu Oct 11 – Brooklyn NY at Kings Theatre
http://www.kingstheatre.com/
Tue Oct 16 – Los Angeles CA at The Orpheum Theatre
http://laorpheum.com/

From the opening lullaby of “A Perfect Miracle” through to the Morse Code fadeout at the close of “Sail on Through,” Spiritualized wrap layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and cinematic collection of songs.

There are points where the waves of blissful noise are almost overwhelming – the thunderous climax of “On the Sunshine”; the spectral waltz of “The Prize”; the towering guitar solo on “I’m Your Man” – where one can imagine the studio’s speakers vibrating themselves off of the walls. Which is an incredible feat when you discover that the album was conceived and recorded almost entirely by one man – Jason Pierce, AKA J.Spaceman – in an upstairs room in his east London home. Sat in an edit suite in Whitechapel a month or so after finishing recording, Jason talks honestly about the painstaking, frustrating process of creating And Nothing Hurt.

“Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making, but without having the funds to do so, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.”

Whereas bedroom recording is commonplace for a generation of musicians who’ve grown up with horizon-expanding tech, Spiritualized have long used the studio as they would an extra member of the band – as a vital building block in the construction of some of the most cherished records of the modern era. This time would be very different. With no grounding in digital recording, Jason had to learn everything from scratch.

“The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use as when they’re making records – I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right.”

(photo credit Juliette Larthe)

For the listener, the nine tracks on And Nothing Hurt effortlessly replicate the scale and power of Spiritualized’s previous releases, whether it’s the sonic blowback of “On the Sunshine,” the last dime in the jukebox love letter of “Let’s Dance” or the swell of an imaginary orchestra that seems to lift “Damaged” towards the heavens as it plays out.

“With a bit of trial and lot of error, I found ways of doing something that’s quite simple if you’ve got the resources. I spent two weeks listening to classical records and strumming the chord that I wanted on my guitar. When I found something to match what I wanted, I’d sample that bit and go for the next chord and try to match that. It took weeks, trying to put together and layer convincing string sounds. But, if I’m honest, all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record”

Lyrically, And Nothing Hurt touches on thoughts of passing time and acceptance of one’s age – never more beautifully than on “Let’s Dance.” “I didn’t want to be fighting against my age; it’s very much about acceptance. And not with any dissatisfaction either – I’m not raging against the inevitable. I spent a lot of time thinking about the way that the songs should hold together, trying to make the narratives make sense rather than just throwing together a couple of lines that rhymed.”

During the making of And Nothing Hurt, Jason kept returning to the thought that this would be the last Spiritualized record – interviews over the last couple of years made it clear that the frustration of trying to replicate the sounds in his head were proving too much. With the record finally finished, does he feel the same way now?

“I was quite sincere about that and I still feel like it might be the case. It was such hard work. I found myself going crazy for so long. It’s not like there’s no coming back, I’m fine now… it’s just such a hard thing to do, to make a record like this on your own. It’s almost as if, if I’m not pushing myself to point of madness, it’s not going to be right. I think the biggest goal is to make something that’s worthy of all that time and effort. And the more time and effort, the bigger the goal. I knew I had to make something that was good enough that it should be made. And a massive positive about making the record is that we get to play it live. That’s always the most joyous thing; this amazing thing that seems to come right through the roof.”

And Nothing Hurt will be released September 7th via Fat Possum. Album artwork and tracklisting below:

And Nothing Hurt tracklist:

1. A Perfect Miracle
2. I’m Your Man
3. Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go
4. Let’s Dance
5. On The Sunshine
6. Damaged
7. The Morning After
8. The Prize
9. Sail On Through

For further information re: Spiritualized please contact:
Steve Martin: steve@nastylittleman.com
Michele Hug: michele@nastylittleman.com

GORILLAZ: New Album Track “Sorcererz” Out Today

First single “Humility” and #1 YouTube Global Trending
Video Out Now: http://gorill.az/humilityvid

New Album Track “Sorcererz” Out Today
LISTEN HERE: http://gorill.az/sorcererz

All New Studio Album THE NOW NOW Out June 29

DEMON DAYZ LA FESTIVAL & THE NOW NOW NORTH
AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE JUNE 8

#FREEMURDOC  – Help break Murdoc Niccals out of prison
Chat to him here

Gorillaz have revealed a new album track from The Now Now: In addition to first single “Humility,” and its #1 Global Trending Video on YouTube directed by Jamie Hewlett and starring Gorillaz’ own 2D and Jack Black, a new album cut “Sorcererz” is now available digitally (along with album track “Lake Zurich,” which was released simultaneously to “Humility”). Listen to ‘Sorcererz’ here: http://gorill.az/sorcererzviz.

The Now Now is the latest all new studio album from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act*. Produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, it was recorded entirely this February at Studio 13, London and is set for release June 29th on Warner Bros. Records.

In other Gorillaz news, the band recently confirmed the musical lineup of Demon Dayz LA, the inaugural U.S. staging of their Demon Dayz festival, taking place Saturday, October 20th at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles.

Headlined by Gorillaz’ only west coast appearance of 2018 and featuring special guests Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM and more, Demon Dayz LA promises an experience like no other: Two stages worth of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family, plus an assortment of surprises, attractions, exclusive merchandise and more—all combining to create an auditory, visual and physical version of the Gorillaz universe for fans to explore.

Demon Dayz LA arrives at the close of the North American leg of The Now Now Tour, which kicks off October 8th in Toronto, and makes stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago.

And back in the UK, Gorillaz lynchpin Murdoc Niccals–currently incarcerated at London’s Wormwood Scrubs—has launched an ingenious plan to enlist loyal fans in the #freemurdoc campaign to assist his efforts in gathering information behind his false imprisonment for smuggling… With the help of a multi-platform chatbot, concerned fans around the world can converse with Murdoc – via voice or text – to hear from the man himself on what exactly they can do to help him break out of prison to restore his rightful place in the band, alongside 2D, Noodle and Russel.

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals (whose temporary replacement Ace plays on The Now Now album and tour), 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) and Humanz (2017). 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.

* * *

The Now Now is available as a single CD, vinyl LP or as a digital download, as well as a collector’s edition Deluxe Vinyl LP Box Set. Details including pre order information here.

Track listing for The Now Now is:

  1. Humility – feat George Benson

  2. Tranz

  3. Hollywood – feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle

  4. Kansas

  5. Sorcererz

  6. Idaho

  7. Lake Zurich

  8. Magic City

  9. Fire Flies

  10. One Percent

  11. Souk Eye

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Gorillaz: The Now Now North American Tour 2018:

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

www.gorillaz.com/tour

For further information re: Gorillaz or Demon Dayz contact:
Steve Martin: steve@nastylittleman.com
Michele Hug: michele@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz: olivia@nastylittleman.com

BECK + U2 = “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)”

BECK + U2 =

“Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)”

LISTEN HERE: https://u2.lnk.to/BeckRmxPR

Beck has reunited with U2 to remix another track from the band’s international #1 album, Songs of Experience (Interscope). This time, current single “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” gets the Beck remix treatment, as the GRAMMY Album of the Year winning musician pulls from his palette of sonic colors to emphasize the organic foundations underpinning its soaring harmonies.

“Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” comes from the critically acclaimed, Songs Of Experience,called “Their best album in years” by USA Today and “a remarkable accomplishment for a band in its fifth decade of existence” by Variety.

Beck previously collaborated with U2 on an exclusive remix of “Lights of Home (Free Yourself/Beck Remix),” released to mark Record Store Day earlier this year. Prior to the release of his critically acclaimed Colors (Capitol), Beck supported U2 on the final U.S. leg of last year’s #1 grossing tour, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

U2 is currently in the midst of the groundbreaking eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, whose May 2nddebut in Tulsa, OK moved Rolling Stone to rave “after this incredible opening night almost anything feels possible.” During the tour’s swing through Nashville, U2 became the first act in the history of Jack White’s Third Man Records to record a single directly to acetate: a stripped-down acoustic version of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way,” to be released by Third Man Records on limited edition vinyl. Details to be announced soon.

The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018: 

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
July 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
July 3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
August 31 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 1 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 5 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 12 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 13 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 17 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 21 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
September 30 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 4 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 8 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 15 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 16 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 20 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2
October 24 – London, UK – The O2
October 27 – Belfast, GB – SSE Arena
October 28 – Belfast, GB – SSE Arena
November 5 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 6 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 9 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 10 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena

DEMON DAYZ LA FESTIVAL LINEUP CONFIRMED

DEMON DAYZ LA FESTIVAL LINEUP CONFIRMED
 
Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM, & More To Join Forces with Gorillaz 

OCTOBER 20th AT PICO RIVERA SPORTS ARENA & GROUNDS IN LOS ANGELES

demondayzfestla.com

Gorillaz have confirmed the full lineup of guests joining them for the inaugural U.S. staging of their Demon Dayz festival, taking place Saturday, October 20th at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds just 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

In addition to Gorillaz’ only west coast appearance of 2018 and triumphant return following the sold out 2017 Forum show the Los Angeles Times called “a dance party for a world gone mad,” Demon Dayz LA promises an experience like no other: An eclectic lineup of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family, plus an assortment of surprises, attractions, exclusive merchandise and more—all combining to create an auditory, visual and physical version of the Gorillaz universe for fans to explore.

Demon Dayz LA will feature two stages of music, including a performance space in one of the most iconic Mexican rodeo rings in the country. The artist lineup is as follows:

Gorillaz
Erykah Badu
The Internet
DRAM
Little Simz
Kilo Kish
Ana Tijoux
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Tony Allen
Las Cafeteras
Chulita Vinyl Club

Demon Dayz LA tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 8th at 10am PST at https://demondayz.frontgatetickets.com/.  Early bird pricing available while supplies last:

General Admission pass – $99 plus fees
VIP 1 – G Lounge pass – $199 plus fees (includes admission to the festival)
VIP 2 – Demon Deck pass – $349 plus fees (includes admission to the festival)

Amenities for each VIP package are listed at https://demondayzfestla.com/tickets/

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, June 1 at 10am local through Thursday, June 7 at 10pm local.

Demon Dayz LA will be Gorillaz’ final North American date of 2018, arriving at the close of the band’s The Now Now Tour. Named for the new Gorillaz album out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records, The Now Now Tour kicks off October 8th in Toronto, and makes stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago prior to Demon Dayz L.A..

To download the Demon Dayz LA poster and/or Gorillaz press photos, go to http://www.nastylittleman.com/artists/gorillaz/

For further information, contact:

Gorillaz and Demon Dayz:
Steve Martin steve@nastylittleman.com
Michele Hug michele@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz olivia@nastylittleman.com

GORILLAZ: New Studio Album The Now Now Out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records

NEW STUDIO ALBUM
The Now Now

L-R: Noodle, Ace, 2D, Russel

Out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records—Preorder Live NOW
New video for first single “Humility” here

“Humility” Premiere on Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD

GORILLAZ BRING DEMON DAYZ FESTIVAL TO AMERICA
OCTOBER 20th AT PICO RIVERA SPORTS ARENA & GROUNDS IN LOS ANGELES

Plus North American Arena Dates Confirmed in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto and Montreal

The Internet to Support on All Headline Dates Except Boston; Little Dragon to Support in Boston

TICKETS ON SALE TO PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, JUNE 8th at 10am PST

A brand new studio album from Gorillaz titled The Now Now will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 29th, and is available for pre-order now with two instant great songs, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich.”

The Now Now is 11 all-new songs from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act*, produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, and recorded entirely at Studio 13, London in February this year.

In contrast to the cast of characters that joined the apocalyptic party thrown by Damon Albarn and his cartoon crew on last year’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated HUMANZ , The Now Now sees the band largely eschewing guest stars, taking it back to the core Gorillaz crew: blue-haired, sweet-natured dreamer 2D on vocals;  whip-smart Japanese badass Noodle on guitar; Brooklyn-born philosopher and the meat–behind-the-beat Russel Hobbs on drums. And with Murdoc Niccals temporarily indisposed, bass duties on the new album have been taken up by erstwhile Gangreen Gang member Ace (explaining the “FREE MURDOC” signage that’s been popping up everywhere from Coachella to the Kentucky Derby to Change.org and Reddit).

A sun-drenched new video for “Humility”—the single premiered today on Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD on Beats 1 on Apple Music–starring a roller-skating 2D and a busking Jack Black, was directed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett and filmed entirely in Venice Beach, California last month – watch it here.

Gorillaz also announced they will bring The Now Now Tour to North America this fall, produced by Live Nation, and culminating in the U.S. debut of Gorillaz’ own acclaimed Demon Dayz Festival. The “joyful apocalypse… and carnivalesque festival of great performances” (The Guardian)” curated by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, promoted and produced by Live Nation – will make its exclusive appearancefor this year at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles on October 20th, just 10 minutes from downtown L.A.

The Demon Dayz L.A. lineup will be comprised of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family. Information on ticket sales and additional attractions will be announced shortly.

See below for The Now Now Tour itinerary which will kick off October 8 in Toronto, ON and make stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Chicago. The Internet will support on all headline dates, with Little Dragon joining as special guest for the Boston show. Tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 8th at 10am PST at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public in the U.S., beginning Friday, June 1 at 10am local through Thursday, June 7 at 10pm local and in Canada, beginning Monday, June 4 at 12pm local through Thursday, June 7 at 12pm local.

The Now Now is available as a single CD, vinyl, at all global digital partners, and as a collector’s edition Deluxe Vinyl LP Box Set

Track listing for The Now Now is:

  1. Humility – feat George Benson
  2. Tranz
  3. Hollywood – feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
  4. Kansas
  5. Sorcererz
  6. Idaho
  7. Lake Zurich
  8. Magic City
  9. Fire Flies
  10. One Percent
  11. Souk Eye

 

For hi-res PRESS SHOTS, VIDEO STILLS and ALBUM ART:  www.gorillaz.com/rmpphoto

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) and Humanz (2017). 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 and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

* The World’s Most Successful Virtual Act – The Guinness Book of Records

***

Gorillaz: The Now Now Tour NORTH AMERICA 2018

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 Center, CHICAGO *
20 October      Demon Dayz Festival, LOS ANGELES

* with The Internet
** with Little Dragon

Cal Jam 18 Announces Line-up; Foo Fighters Return As Headliners And Curators Of Cal Jam 18

Cal Jam 18 Announces Line-up; Foo Fighters Return As Headliners And Curators Of Cal Jam 18

JOINED BY EXCLUSIVE REUNION OF IGGY POP WITH POST POP DEPRESSION, TENACIOUS D, GARBAGE, GRETA VAN FLEET, SILVERSUN PICKUPS AND MANY MORE, PLUS CARNIVAL RIDES, WATER PARK, ROCK-N-ROLL MUSEUM

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY WITH BILLY IDOL, BRIDGET EVERETT, MEXRRISSEY & OTHERS TBA

OCTOBER 5-6, 2018 AT GLEN HELEN REGIONAL PARK

TICKETS ON SALE THIS THURSDAY AT 10AM PST

A year after the legendary debut weekend from which 30,000+ true rock believers have barely recovered… Cal Jam 18 is back for another weekend of joyful rock-n-roll abandon featuring 20+ bands on four stages this October 5-6, 2018. Promoted by Live Nation, the festival returns to Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA, for an even more monolithic second incarnation of what the Los Angeles Times cited as the reason fans “come to music festivals: to feel connection and catharsis.”

Today, the festival has announced its guitars, guitars and more guitars lineup with Foo Fighters back as headliners and curators, and another once in a lifetime bill that proves that rock-n-roll is alive and well in California. The good times come at the affordable price of $99 (plus taxes and fees) for one day GA. This year, Saturday ticket holders have the option to buy a Friday night ticket for $30 (plus taxes and fees). All camping packages include free entrance to the Friday night Party.  Tickets and camping packages go on sale this Thursday, May 17th at 10AM PST. Visit www.caljamfest.com and www.LiveNation.com for more information.

The good times begin with the Friday night party on October 5th, where those with camping passes and Friday night tickets will be invited to kick off the festival with 80s punk legend Billy Idol. Also on the bill is Bridget Everett, the comedian who Jerry Seinfeld called, “one of the greatest live performers I have ever seen in my life,” and Mexico City’sMexrrissey, performing their set of Smiths and Morrissey cover songs in Spanish, plus so much more. Friday night attendees will also have first crack at the carnival rides and the Rock-N-Roll Museum.

On Saturday, October 6th, Cal Jam will continue last year’s tradition of a 12-hour rock extravaganza where anything can happen—literally anything: last year saw the likes of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Rick Astley, Dave Koz, Liam Gallagher and more joining the Foo Fighters on stage (yes, all during the same show). Foo Fighters will close the proceedings with one of their traditional rock marathons, bringing back what Forbes called “another great rock and roll party from the band who does them better than anyone else today.” And where last year’s inaugural festival was the beginning of the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour, this year’s appearance brings it full circle as the tour’s final show in the LA area.

This year Dave Grohl and crew will have set themselves up to play after literally the single hardest act to follow in the history of live music: the legendary Iggy Pop. Iggy’s Cal Jam 18 performance will be an exclusive one-off reunion with the all-star Post Pop Depression band that backed him on the handful of shows played in support of the album of the same name, featuring Queens of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

The incomparable Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D will bring ‘The Metal’ to the masses, and alternative pop-rock icons Garbage will be bring their powerhouse live show to the stage. Also joining the bill will be some of the best that rock and roll has to offer from around the world with the likes of Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, Krist Novoselic’s new band Giant In The Trees, Slaves (UK), Gang of Youths, Black Mountain and more performing throughout the day. See full list below.

In addition to the full day of shred, the festival will include a number of activities open to attendees. Campers will be treated to outdoor midnight movies and access to the water park, as well as the newly christened Friday Night Comedy Tent curated by comedian Tim Hanlon (aka Dave’s cousin). Stay tuned for the full schedule to be announced!  All ticket holders will be able to enjoy the site’s free carnival rides, the Rock-N-Roll museum, pop up record shop and a hillside full of flappy guys. Because we can. For those who are looking to imbibe in tasty eats and cold drinks, Cal Jam 18 offers a wide variety of curated food trucks, traditional festival food, and all sorts of delicious cold beer.

Friday, Oct. 5th
Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrissey + More!

Saturday, Oct. 6th
Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang Of Youths, Slaves (UK), Giant In The Trees, Metz, Yungblud, Thunderpussy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Fea, Kingfish + More!

For more information, contact:
Dana Erickson / Grandstand Media / caljampress@grandstandhq.com

U2’S eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE TOUR LAUNCHES TONIGHT IN TULSA

U2’S eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE TOUR LAUNCHES TONIGHT IN TULSA

Go inside the “barricage” for a behind the scenes look at U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, launching tonight in Tulsa, OK, here: https://youtu.be/ZMxzK232lzg

Don’t forget to download the U2 AR eXPERIENCE App for iOS and Android.

Broadcast quality live footage from tonight’s show will be available tomorrow at www.u2.com/pr.
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 19 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
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
July 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
July 3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
August 31 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 1 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 5 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 12 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 13 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 17 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 21 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
September 30 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 4 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 8 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 15 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 16 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 20 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2
October 24 – London, UK – The O2
October 27 – Belfast, GB – SSE Arena
October 28 – Belfast, GB – SSE Arena
November 5 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 6 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 9 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 10 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena