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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

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: AMERICAN DREAM DEBUTS AT #1 ON U.S. CHART

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

AMERICAN DREAM DEBUTS AT #1 ON U.S. CHART

OUT NOW ON COLUMBIA RECORDS/DFA

LCD Soundsystem’s new album AMERICAN DREAM has entered the U.S. chart at #1, with sales of roughly 85,000 in the week since its September 1 release on Columbia Records/DFA.

AMERICAN DREAM’s #1 debut on the Billboard 200 is LCD Soundsystem’s highest ever chart position, its previous peak being third album This Is Happening reaching #10 in 2010.  AMERICAN DREAM’s UK debut at #3 also marks a career high for LCD Soundsystem in that territory.

LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album and its first in seven yearsAMERICAN DREAM  is available digitally, on vinyl and compact disc via Columbia Records/DFA, with a special cassette edition available exclusively through DFA.

LCD Soundsystem’s extensive world tour resumed September 8 in Europe and begins its next North American run with a sold out October 17 appearance at The Anthem in Washington DC.

Check lcdsoundsystem.com for further information.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
North American Tour 2017

Oct-17-17 Washington DC  The Anthem – SOLD OUT
Oct-18-17 Washington DC  The Anthem
Oct-20-17 Nashville, TN The Municipal Auditorium
Oct-21-17 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre – SOLD OUT
Oct-22-17 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Oct-25-17 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center Theater
Oct-27-17 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Oct-30-17 Dallas, TX  The Bomb Factory – SOLD OUT
Oct-31-17 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Nov-03-17 Detroit, MI   Masonic Temple Theatre — SOLD OUT
Nov-04-17 Detroit, MI   Masonic Temple Theatre
Nov-06-17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Nov-07-17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Nov-08-17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Nov-09-17 St. Paul, MN  Roy Wilkins Auditorium – SOLD OUT
Nov-11-17 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
Nov-14-17 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – SOLD OUT
Nov-15-17 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Nov-17-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium – SOLD OUT
Nov-18-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium – SOLD OUT
Nov-19-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium – SOLD OUT
Nov-20-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium — SOLD OUT
Nov-21-17 Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Palladium – SOLD OUT
Dec-02-17 Montreal, QC  Place Bell Arena
Dec-03-17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Dec-05-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
Dec-06-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
Dec-07-17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
Dec-08-17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena – SOLD OUT
Dec-11-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-12-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-14-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-15-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-17-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-18-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-19-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-21-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-22-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Dec-23-17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT

GORILLAZ: G FOOT – A new collection of clothing and accessories from GORILLAZ

G FOOT

A new collection of clothing and accessories from GORILLAZ

Designed by Jamie Hewlett

See collection here: http://eu.gfoot.store/

Download a selection of high res images here: https://we.tl/33MChgMOS3

G FOOT POP-UP STORE

SEPTEMBER 14th & 15th From 5-10pm ONLY

560 Grand Street Brooklyn NY

In celebration of Gorillaz’ September 16th headline set at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival at New York’s Citi Field, G Foot—the new collection of clothing and accessories designed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett—will be setting up a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pop-up store September 15th and 16th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The G Foot pop-up store experience will allow fans exclusive access to clothes and accessories not available anywhere else, taking Gorillaz offline and into the streets.

Among the exclusive items on sale at the G Foot pop-up will be a limited edition Gorillaz New York T-shirt created exclusively for the store 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, and encompasses classic pieces including X and Y.

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 pop up store are:
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September 2017
560 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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 Gorillaz Meadows headline performance kicks off the next leg of the Humanz tour that began its sold-out North American run July 8 in Chicago. The tour has played Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco 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 ultimate triumph was Albarn’s — a multiculti, multigenre musical journey that touched on hip-hop, funk, Chicago house and gospel.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Above all the cartoon shenanigans, instrumental pomp, and star-studded guest list, Damon Albarn is a goddamn brilliant performer, goddamn!”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Gorillaz’ latest parade of guest stars and animated theatrics is as intoxicating as ever.”—PASTE

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 Tour 2017

9/16/17 – New York, NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/18/17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
9/20/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
9/22/17 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9/24/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017
9/26/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/30/17 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/06/17 & 10/15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival
11/01/17 – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/02/17 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
11/04/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
11/05/17 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
11/06/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
11/08/17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
11/09/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva Arena
11/11/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/13/17 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena
11/14/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
11/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle Hamburg
11/21/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/22/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
11/24/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/25/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/27/17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre
11/29/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
12/01/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
12/02/17 – Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
12/04/17 – Greenwich, UK – The O2 Arena
12/05/17 – Greenwich, UK – The O2 Arena
12/13/17 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Velódromo Municipal
12/15-16/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – BUE 2017

FOO FIGHTERS: “THE LINE” NEW TRACK OUT NOW

FOO FIGHTERS

“THE LINE”

NEW TRACK OUT NOW

CONCRETE AND GOLD OUT SEPTEMBER 15 ON ROSWELL RECORDS / RCA RECORDS

ANIMATED TEASER LIVE AT
https://youtu.be/NKcs-pa-IzM

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

“Arguably the biggest American rock band of the past 20 years”—ROLLING STONE Cover Story, September 21 Issue

The countdown to the year’s most massive and ambitious melodic hard rock magnum opus just started ticking that much faster: “The Line,” the newest advance offering from Foo Fighters’ about to be released ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, has been made available as an instant grat with pre-ordersplaced in advance of the new record’s September 15 release on Roswell Records/RCA Records.

“The Line” pairs a signature Foo Fighters propulsive melody with an urgent heartfelt lyric and rousing chorus described by composer Dave Grohl as “a 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.”

“The Line” is the third of Concrete and Gold’s eleven songs to be unveiled ahead of the album’s impending arrival, the second being “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” visually realized as a Grohl-directed  kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as massive as the slow burning rock anthem that gave it life—one of the most striking entries of the Foo Fighters’ video canon, and the first one to score the band coverage on SPACE.COM. 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.

Birds. Bees. Chicken Wings. Justin Timberlake. A Beatle… Find out what these things have in common when the animated rockumentary “The Making of Concrete and Gold” arrives on September 15.

To hold you over until then, here’s a taste https://youtu.be/NKcs-pa-IzM

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.

Concrete and Gold was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp. The album is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/FFCG and will be released September 15 worldwide on Roswell Records / RCA Records. The track listing is:

1. T-Shirt
2. Run
3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. Dirty Water
7. Arrows
8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
9. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold

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

EZRA KOENIG PRESENTS: NEO YOKIO – SIX EPISODE ANIME SERIES TO DEBUT ON NETFLIX SEPTEMBER 22

EZRA KOENIG PRESENTS:
NEO YOKIO
SIX EPISODE ANIME SERIES TO DEBUT ON NETFLIX SEPTEMBER 22 

Co-Executive Produced by Nick Weidenfeld and Hend Baghdady
In Collaboration with Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI

All Star Cast Featuring Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, Desus & Mero and Many More

View Official Trailer Here

September 7, 2017

Creator, writer and executive producer Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), along with writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner and executive producer Hend Baghdady present Neo Yokio: A groundbreaking new animated series starring the voice talents of Jaden SmithSusan SarandonJude LawTavi GevinsonJason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero, along with Richard AyoadeIke BarinholtzSteve BuscemiAlexa ChungStephen FryKaty MixonAnnet MahendruKiernan ShipkaWillow SmithAmanda StenbergDave Macklovitch (of Chromeo) and Nico Muhly.

A collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, Neo Yokio is a postmodern collage of homages to classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture. Storyboard artists for the series include Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UnicornHunter x HunterRurouni Kenshin) and Junji Nishimura (Ranma 1/2Urusei YatsuraPro Golfer Saru).

The Series features music from Bach, Vivaldi and Beethoven as well as original music from Dev Hynes (of Blood Orange) and Baths.

Neo Yokio is a near-future serial set in the greatest city in the world. It’s the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance.

This is all cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of “magistocrats” – pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) – Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and – of course – mending his broken heart.

Neo Yokio’s supporting cast includes Kaz’s faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice). Together they navigate the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and try to stay one step ahead of Kaz’s arch-rival, Neo Yokio’s number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.)

Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.

All six episodes of Neo Yokio will launch globally on Friday, September 22 exclusively on Netflix.

 

BECK: “UP ALL NIGHT” NEWEST TRACK & EPIC VIDEO FROM COLORS

BECK

“Up All Night”

NEWEST TRACK & EPIC VIDEO FROM COLORS

FOLLOW UP TO GRAMMY ALBUM OF THE YEAR MORNING PHASE OUT OCTOBER 13

Pre-Order Live Now

Beck has issued an anthemic call to arms–and legs–with “Up All Night,” the irresistible new single and epic video one-two salvo in advance of his imminent 13th album and “euphoric blast of experimental pop” (ROLLING STONE), Colors – due out October 13 on Capitol Records.

In keeping with the life-affirming spirit and groove of the song itself, the sweeping cinematic arc created by Director Canada, Executive Producer Oscar Romagosa and Producer Laura Serra Estorch features a narrative of triumph over hallucinogenic adversity. “Up All Night” tracks its fearless heroine (Solene Rigot) through an increasingly bizarre series of trials as she races against the sun-and at times the very rules of reality-to rescue a fallen friend (Pedro Attenborough).

Having appeared in an earlier incarnation on the EA SPORTS FIFA 17 soundtrack, the buoyant “Up All Night” is the newest advance taste of the most aptly titled work in Beck’s storied discography. 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 unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats, making it a shoo-in for the summeriest smash of the fall season. Prior to “Up All Night,” the album’s most recent single was the captivating piano-driven “Dear Life,” released August 24 and eliciting Beatles and Beach Boys comparisons from THE NEW YORK TIMES amongst a slew of generation spanning critical raves including:
“‘Dear Life’ makes good on Beck’s promise, with waltzing pianos, a killer guitar riff, and am immediately memorable chorus.”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Leave it to Beck to craft a sunny, upbeat pop song that doubles as a scream into the void… the kaleidoscopic new single from his forthcoming album, Colors, has something for partiers and wallflowers alike… when Beck asks on the buoyant chorus about the thrill being gone, the answer is: not yet-not in his career, not in this life-affirming song.”–PITCHFORK

“Fans of Beck will have even more to love in the perennial hitmaker’s latest… a dark pop-rock sound that hints at influences from everyone from The Beatles to Spoon.”–TIME 5 Songs You Need To Listen To This Week

The complete track listing for Colors is:

Colors
7th Heaven
I’m So Free
Dear Life
No Distraction
Dreams
Wow
Up All Night
Square One
Fix Me

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.

Beck recently accepted U2’s invitation to appear as special guest on the current leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, on which he is supporting the band on stadium dates that began September 3 at Ford Field in Detroit and continue through September 22 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. See below for a full list of upcoming Beck shows and continue to check Beck.com for updates and further information.

BECK
On Tour

9/08/17 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium *
9/09/17 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
9/10/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium *
9/12/17 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium *
9/14/17 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedez-Benz Superdome*
9/16/17 – St. Louis, MO – Dome at America’s Center *
9/19/17 – Glendale, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*
9/22/17 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium *

*opening for U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ Tour

PHOTO: Peter Hapak