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ARCANE SPACE AND THE EDGE PRESENT: A Photography exhibit of THE JOSHUA TREE, Photographs by THE EDGE

ARCANE SPACE AND THE EDGE PRESENT:
A Photography exhibit of THE JOSHUA TREE, Photographs by THE EDGE
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE GO CAMPAIGN

In 1986, The Edge documented the monumental journey as his band, U2, travelled into the deserts of California during the making of their iconic The Joshua Tree album. For the first time ever, those photos are on display and a very limited run of individual prints are available for purchase at the Arcane Space in Venice, California.

“I took these photographs without a clear sense of where they might end up. I guess I took them because I felt that this experience and this landscape and this moment in time ought to be remembered and possibly at some point shared.” -The Edge

100% of profits from the sale of the photos will benefit GO Campaign and its local grassroots projects helping vulnerable youth in Los Angeles.

The gallery will be open to the public on November 22nd through December 17th. There will be an opening night reception on November 22nd from 6-8pm. Following that, the space will be open to the public Tuesdays, and Thursdays-Sundays from 11am to 6pm.
(The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving).
For more information, please visit:
arcanespacela.com

About ARCANE Space- opened by Morleigh Steinberg and Frally Hynes in the hub of Los Angeles’s Venice beach in October 2017, ARCANE Space nurtures and presents the work of a wide range of artists – those of note and those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to exhibit. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

We invite you to step inside this space and be blessed by the mysterious balm
that art offers us in our lives.
arcanespacela.com

About GO Campaign – GO Campaign is a nonprofit organization based in Santa Monica, California, that raises awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.
gocampaign.org

FOO FIGHTERS: CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017-2018

FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017-2018

SECOND CHICAGO SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED IN SEATTLE, EDMONTON, CALGARY, VANCOUVER, PORTLAND, SAN JOSE

Tickets On Sale Saturday, November 18 at 10am Local Time *

The Struts, Bob Mould Confirmed To Support On December Run

As its 2017 U.S. leg resumes to packed houses and rave reviews, Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary.

Due to popular demand, a second show has been added July 30 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the band’s July 29 Chicago date having sold out immediately upon going on sale to the public.

The North American leg of the tour supporting the international #1 album Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has further expanded its itinerary into 2018 with six more headline shows beginning September 1 at SafeCo Field in Seattle and running through September 12 at the SAP Center in San Jose. Tickets for the new dates are on sale to the public as of Saturday, November 18 at 10am local time (* with the exception of Seattle, which goes on sale Monday, November 20 at 10am local time).

Capital One Cardholder and FF Fan Pre-Sale tickets will be available as of Wednesday, November 15 at 10 am local market time. Pre-Sale tickets will be available until Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10 am local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-Sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last.

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

For further updates on the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018
New Dates in BOLD

11/15/17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
11/18/17 –  Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
12/01/17 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center *
12/02/17 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (SOLD OUT) *
12/04/17 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena *
12/05/17 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena  (SOLD OUT) *
12/07/17 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center **
12/09/17 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark **
12/10/17 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center **
12/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena **
12/31/17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan (SOLD OUT)

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

* The Struts Support
** Bob Mould Supports

FOO FIGHTERS PRESENT CALJAM18

FOO FIGHTERS PRESENT

CALJAM18

October 5 & 6, 2018

Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds, San Bernardino CA

For More Information Visit Caljamfest.com

Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will headline and curate the eagerly anticipated second incarnation of the rock n roll marathon that LA WEEKLY hailed as “a celebration of music and life,” the LOS ANGELES TIMES cited as a reminder to fans “why they come to music festivals: to feel connection and catharsis,” and FORBES reported “the response from fans inside and after was one of elation and joy at another great rock and roll party from the band who does them better than anyone else today”:

CALJAM18 will take place October 5 and 6, 2018, returning to Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater for another Friday night camping party followed by another Saturday 12-hour rock  extravaganza: More fun, food, sun and sweat, more guitars, and EVEN MORE GOOD TIMES.

The announcement of CalJam18 will be cause for celebration for the true rock believers who continue to share their CalJam17 memories at Caljamfest.com:

Thank you @foofighters and @caljamfest!! Best festival since the early Lolla days. Would love to do this again next year!–Robin

Awesome f*cking festival.–ART

Would I do it again? In a heart beat.–Kathleen

Thank you for one of the best days of my life, super cool to see so many great parents exposing their families to the best music in existence.–angel

Best music festival for rock and very cool people!–thora

Time of my life! Would love to do this every year!–keegan

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed. In the meantime, sign up at https://www.caljamfest.com/ to check out a photo gallery from CalJam17 and receive updates including early bird camping and tickets for CalJam18.

Check out a recap of CALJAM 17 here.

U2: Verified Fan Explained Tickets to U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on sale November 20th

U2: Verified Fan Explained

Tickets to U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on sale November 20th

Hang on! Before your eyes glaze over, this is very important and something you will want to pass on to your readers.

In an effort to keep tickets out of the clutches of bots and scalpers, U2 is implementing Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system to ensure that tickets purchased on November 20th for the band’s North American eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour are purchased by actual fans.

Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 
you can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Just in case you missed that, let me say it again:

Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 
you can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Here is what you need to know: 

What is Verified Fan?
Verified Fan essentially means that you need to register to prove that you are an actual human. As it pertains to U2, it means you need to sign up by November 18th to become eligible to buy tickets on November 20th when the tour goes on sale.

How do I register?
You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/
Signing up is free of course and it takes about two minutes… no really, I just did it.  You sign up, give ’em your cell phone number and you’ll get a text with instructions and a follow up text with a code… That’s all.
With just two text messages you will have access to the wonderful world of bot-free ticket purchasing. Ticketmaster won’t give out your number, and you won’t receive any marketing texts from them ever, unless you request them.
However: You need that code to buy tickets on November 20th. 

Why is this a good thing?
Because bots and scalpers are bullies, and they’re buying the good seats and selling them for a mark up. And October was National Bullying Prevention month… did you even know that?
And because this should be the future of ticketing. And we need folks to register for this to work. And we need you, the media, to alert everyone.
So let’s make sure that everyone knows:
Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 

Can anyone buy tickets on November 20?
Yes! But only if they register as a Verified Fan by November 18th, 10pm PST.
You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Can you register and not buy tickets?
Yes, just go ahead and register. No one will force you to buy a ticket later.

Can you buy tickets on November 20th if you haven’t registered?
NO!
I knew you weren’t paying attention… You need to sign up because we want to make sure that these tickets aren’t getting into the wrong hands. It really bums us out when we see tickets online for ten times their face value. And it really, really bums us out when fans show up at the venue with fake tickets because they didn’t buy them through the proper channels.

Is this different than Paperless Ticketing?
Yes, very.
For one thing, Paperless Ticketing is not yet legal in New York.
Also, there are a few pitfalls with paperless ticketing that we’d like to avoid… For example, you buy 4 U2 tickets like a good friend does, and then your sister decides to get married that day and you have to miss the show. Your friends should still get to go to the show, right?
Things happen, we get it.

Does registering guarantee you’ll get to buy a ticket?
No. This is an arena tour, which is like a club show when you’re the biggest band in the world, so it will probably sell out.
Also, if you aren’t a human you won’t get the code. Oh and if you’re attempting to acquire thousands of codes for each city, Ticketmaster will notice and they will unfriend you.
You can buy up to four tickets per show with each code, while ticket availability lasts.

If you are a U2.com subscriber do you need to register?
Yes! You have a different window, a very special window at the front of the line. You should go here for specific U2.com subscriber information:
http://www.u2.com/news/title/ticket-presales-subscribers-verified-fans

Do it now! U2.com subscribers deadline for the Verified Fan registration is November 12th.

Do you need to register if you’re a Citi Card member?
Also yes!
Citi Card members have until November 14th to register.
And guess what? You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Where do I go if I still have further questions?
http://www.u2.com/help

Here are those tour dates again so you have ’em handy:

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE 
U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY
May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – 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 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.
For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: http://www.u2.com/tour

You can register for Verified Fan here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

FOO FIGHTERS: SECOND WRIGLEY FIELD SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

FOO FIGHTERS

SECOND WRIGLEY FIELD SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

JULY 29 SOLD OUT

JULY 30 TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 10 a.m. CT

Visit www.foofighters.com For Information On Pre-Sale Access

PHOTO: Brantley Gutierrez

Having instantly sold out their July 29 return to Wrigley Field, Foo Fighters have added a second Concrete and Gold Tour date at the storied ballpark.

Tickets for the newly announced July 30 show will be on sale to the public as of Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Central Time.

Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale tickets will be available as of Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10 amlocal market time. Pre-Sale tickets will be available until Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10 am local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-Sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last.

FOO FIGHTERS CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION TICKETS SOLD

FOO FIGHTERS

CONCRETE AND GOLD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION TICKETS SOLD

New Years Eve Show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV On Sale Now

July 29 Wrigley Field Public On Sale November 10

PHOTO: Brantley Gutierrez

As its 2017 U.S. leg resumes with tonight’s sold out show in Madison WI, Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour is fast approaching 750,000 tickets sold in North America alone.

Since kicking off October 7 with the band’s triumphant headline set before some 30,000+ true rock believers at its own CalJam 17 festival, the domestic leg of the tour supporting the international #1 Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has played to capacity crowds in Washington DC, Richmond VA, Greensboro NC, Cincinnati OH and more. Among the 2017-2018 dates that have sold out well in advance are Houston, Dallas, Tampa, Philadelphia, the 45,500-capacity Rogers Centre in Toronto, and three nights in the New York area: two at Madison Square Garden and one at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.

The 2017 Concrete and Gold Tour winds down with a recently announced New Years Eve Show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour’s North American run resumes April 18 in Austin, Texas and will continue through the band’s July 29 return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, a July 21-22 encore doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park, and more. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with the exception of Chicago, which goes on sale to the general public Friday, November 10.

Foo Fighters kicked off the first U.S. leg of the Concrete and Gold Tour October 12 with an intimate show by FF standards—the grand opening of The Anthem in Washington DC—a performance that USA Today noted “transformed the venue into a raucous rock cathedral.” In the days since, Foo Fighters have continued to storm through sold out arenas in Richmond VA, Greensboro SC, Cincinnati and more. The first Foo Fighters global trek since the 20th Anniversary tour which placed #5 in 2015’s top grossing world tours, the Concrete and Gold Tour has seen the Foos reaching new peaks of their estimable powers. “Foo Fighters keep going and going and going in epic Greensboro show,” wrote the Charlotte Observer, “If there’s one thing you can count on lately when you walk into a Foo Fighters concert, it’s that you probably won’t get home until tomorrow.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, “Having played and sung all night with a seemingly endless store of energy, Grohl noted as midnight approached, ‘I’m going to feel like I was run over by a truck tomorrow.’” And the Washington Post called the Anthem opener “a rock-and-roll clinic from Foo Fighters,” adding “when it was time to officially open the venue… the Anthem called in the only band with the local roots and international fame that could pull it off: Foo Fighters… That’s exactly what Grohl and friends did, treating the Anthem like a new leather jacket: turning something that glimmers with newness and making it feel as cozy as a childhood home.”

For further updates on the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018

11/07/17– Madison, WI – Kohl Center
11/08/17 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
11/10/17 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11/17 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13/17 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15/17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
12/01/17 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/02/17 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/04/17 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/05/17 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
12/07/17 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
12/09/17 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10/17 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/31/17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

4/18/18 – Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
4/19/18 – The Woodlands, TX (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/21/18 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
4/22/18 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/25/18 – Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
4/26/18 – West Palm Beach, FL– Coral Sky Amphitheatre
4/28/18 –  Atlanta, GA — Georgia State Stadium
4/29/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
5/01/18 — Lexington, KY —Rupp Arena
5/03/18 — Memphis, TN — Fed Ex Forum
7/07/18 — Philadelphia, PA — BB&T Pavilion
7/12/18 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre
7/14/18– Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/16 & 17/18 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
7/19/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
7/21 & 22/18 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/25/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
7/26/18  – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29/18 — Chicago, IL  — Wrigley Field

NASTY LITTLE MAN: BEST OF 2017

NASTY LITTLE MAN: BEST OF 2017

It’s that time of year again: time for our annual cheat sheet for your year-end best of lists… so without further ado…

New Albums:

RYAN ADAMS: Prisoner (PAX AM / Blue Note)

ARCADE FIRE: Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia Records)

AT THE DRIVE IN: in • ter a • li • a  (Rise Records)

BECK: Colors (Capitol Records)

FOO FIGHTERS: Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records / RCA Records)

GORILLAZ: Humanz (Warner Bros. Records)

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: AMERICAN DREAM (Columbia Records/DFA)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS (Matador Records)

SAM PATCH: Yeah You, And I (Dep Records)

THE SHINS: Heartworms (Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records)

SPOON: Hot Thoughts (Matador Records)

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE (Interscope Records)

Reissues & Compilations:

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014  (BMG)

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Flowers in the Dirt (MPL/Capitol/UMe)

RADIOHEAD: OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (XL Recordings)

U2: The Joshua Tree – 30th Anniversary Edition (Interscope)

THOM YORKE: TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES REISSUE (XL Recordings)

And don’t forget: Thanksgiving weekend would be the perfect time to binge NEO YOKIO, the Netflix animated series created, written and executive produced by Ezra Koenig.

And please stay safe

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: 2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR EXPANDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR EXPANDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 10 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME *

Support Acts Including Royal Blood, Eagles of Death Metal, Ty Segall, Wolf Alice

Photo: Andreas Neumann

On the tails of completing the most successful North American run of their storied career, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed a second Stateside installment of the 2018 Villains World Tour. The new dates will begin with a March 21 and 22, 2018 two night stand in San Diego, and run through the end of May, including an April 24 appearance at the Austin 360 Amphitheater—the first QOTSA Austin headline show since 2011 and first time in the area since Austin City Limits 2013. The expanded Villains 2018 campaign will also feature stops in New Orleans, Miami and additional dates in Canada where Villains lead single “The Way You Used To Do” has reigned steadily atop the Alternative, Modern Rock and CAR radio charts.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10am local time (*with the exception of Austin which will be on sale Friday, November 17 at 10am local time).

Support acts on the new headline dates include Royal Blood (May 17-25) and Wolf Alice (April 24-May 2), with Eagles of Death Metal added to the recently announced January 22-30 run, and Ty Segall as special guest February 1 in San Francisco. See the itinerary below for full details.

The 2017 Villains Tour reaffirmed Queens of the Stone Age’s interminable prowess as live performers, culminating in an electrifying two-hour, 20-song, career-spanning set at New York’s hallowed Madison Square Garden – their first time headlining that stage – which garnered some of the most enthusiastic reviews the Queens have ever seen:

“On stage at MSG, where countless others have played rock shows before, Queens of the Stone Age come across as refreshing originals… massive and cool at the same time. It’s a hard rope to walk and one Queens of the Stone Age excels at.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“The seasoned rockers were on fire, leaving no doubts as to why they were born to play huge shows at high volumes. In the chaos of fast strobes, smoke machines, and saturated lights, QOTSA were rock solid and dominant, almost daring the effects to overshadow their all-encompassing sound (an impossible feat).” – PANCAKES AND WHISKEY

Other markets were just as blown away, with Port Chester, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, D.C., Boston, and Portland, ME selling out, leaving in their wake tens of thousands of satisfied fans and dozens of ecstatic reviewers:

“Queens of the Stone Age plays music that sounds like grunge and nü-metal never happened, and the sleazy, strip-club glam of 1980s hair metal was allowed to grow and mutate in new ways over the decades….Adding these elements together, they then pummel you with sheer volume. The music was muscular, sexy and loud, and the audience was even louder.”—PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

“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

“[QOTSA] turned in a tight, muscular set with the black-clad quintet in ferocious lockstep amidst a stage full of slalom-like light poles… the show focused on Queens’ latest album “Villains,” whose melodic anthem “Fortress” was the best performance of the night, but the group sampled enough older favorites… to acknowledge the long-time fans in the sold-out crowd.” – THE OAKLAND PRESS

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, visit http://www.qotsa.com

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
New Dates in BOLD

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, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX **
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +

+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal

THE McCARTNEYS’ MEAT FREE MONDAY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES NEW FILM – ‘ONE DAY A WEEK’

THE McCARTNEYS’ MEAT FREE MONDAY CAMPAIGN
LAUNCHES NEW FILM – ‘ONE DAY A WEEK’

With appearances by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, ‘One Day a Week’ highlights the damaging environmental impact of animal agriculture and encourages people to help by eating less meat

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) next week, Meat Free Monday has released a short film about a huge contributor to climate change that is often left out of conference discussions – animal agriculture.

“There’s a simple but significant way to help protect the planet and all its inhabitants”, says Paul McCartney to camera. “And it starts with just one day a week. One day without eating animal products can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance that sustains us all.”

With dire consequences for ourselves and future generations, livestock production results in vast amounts of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. It requires increasingly
unsustainable levels of precious resources including land, water and energy, and is a major contributor towards global environmental degradation and climate change.

The Meat Free Monday campaign has had an incredible response since its launch in 2009, with many of the world’s leading authorities on climate change endorsing meat reduction as an effective
way of fighting global warming.

The campaign’s new film ‘One Day a Week’, largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and produced in collaboration with French film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Hope Production,
amplifies this message using the breathtaking aerial photography with which Arthus-Bertrand has become synonymous.

Narrated by Paul McCartney, and with appearances from Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, the film describes how the beauty of the planet only exists through a
delicate balance of climatic conditions – a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our insatiable desire for animal products.

The film uses Paul McCartney’s own music – tracks from his 1997 classical music album Standing Stone, as well as an unreleased song called Botswana.

Meat Free Monday’s aim is to raise awareness and inspire people to make a change in their diets from an easily achievable starting point.

For more information about Meat Free Monday, and to view One Day a Week, please visit meatfreemondays.com.

Additional Information

PHOTO: Mary, Paul and Stella McCartney © 2017 MPL Communications Ltd

About the campaign
Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the damaging environmental impact of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, conserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week.

About the film

One Day a Week was largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, and produced by Hope Production in collaboration with Meat Free Monday. The film was directed by Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, whose work includes ‘7 Billion Others’ (a worldwide project by Yann Arthus-Bertrand) and ‘A Thirsty World’, a film about global water issues.

Facts
• Almost a third of all land on Earth is used for livestock production.1
• A third of all cereal crops, and more than 95 per cent of soy, is turned into feed for farmed
animals.2
• An area of rainforest the size of a hundred football pitches is cut down every hour to create room
for grazing cattle.3
• It can take 2,350 litres of fresh water – that’s about 30 bathtubs! – to produce just one beef
burger.4,5
• According to scientists at the United Nations, livestock production is responsible for 14.5 per
cent of all global greenhouse gas emissions.6 Other scientists say the percentage is even
higher!7
• If present trends continue, over the next 100 years or so there will be a global mass extinction of
species.8

For Meat Free Monday, contact:
Suzanne Barnard + 44 7854 115 799; press@meatfreemondays.com

About Hope Production
Hope Production was born from the meeting between Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Jean-Yves Robin in 2011, and is entirely dedicated to major environmental and humanist issues. For more
information, please visit robinandco.com/hope.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies was created by Mike Bloomberg to encompass all of his charitable giving activities, including his personal giving, corporate giving and the Bloomberg Family
Foundation. The organisation works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation and
public health. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org.

1 Steinfeld H et al, Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations, Rome, 2006, p. xxi.
2 Steinfeld H et al, p.12 and p.43.
3 (a) Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, PRODES, 2016, online at http://www.obt.inpe.br/prodes/index.php (accessed 28
September 2017); (b) Bustamente MMC, et al., Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from cattle raising in Brazil, Climatic Change, 115, 2012, 0pp. 559–577; (c) Laws of the Game 2017/18, The International Football Association Board, 2017, p.34.
4 Ercin AE, Aldaya MM and Hoekstra AY, The water footprint of soy milk and soy burger and equivalent animal products, Ecological
Indicators, 18, 2012, p.400.
5 Waterwise, online at http://www.waterwise.org.uk/news.php/11/showers-vs.-baths-facts-figures-and-misconceptions (accessed 28
September 2017).
6 Gerber PJ et al, Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2013.
7 Goodland R and Anhang J, Livestock and Climate Change: What if the key actors in climate change were pigs, chickens and cows?,
Worldwatch Institute, 2009.
8 Rothman, DH, Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system, Science Advances, Vol. 3, No. 9, e1700906, 2017.

U2 ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM SONGS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

U2 ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM SONGS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT DECEMBER 1st ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS IN THE U.S. 
AND UNIVERSAL CANADA

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2ND 2018

 

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 2017

CITI PRE-SALE TICKETS POWERED BY VERIFIED FAN AVAILABLE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 2017

NEW TRACK “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY” AVAILABLE NOW

Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, Live Nation has confirmed that U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018.

Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

Pre-order of Songs of Experience is available now and across all digital platforms and will include three instant grat songs: The previously unreleased “Get Out of Your Own Way,” first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me” which was released on September 6th, and the album version of “The Blackout,” previously released as a performance video in August.  All three songs are available now to stream across all platforms. Fans who pre-order the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

In addition to unveiling album artwork by Anton Corbijn, U2 has revealed the final tracklist of Songs of Experience which was completed earlier this year. The lyrical approach of the album was greatly inspired by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly’s advice to Bono to “write as if you’re dead’, resulting in a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart – family, friends, fans, himself.

Tickets for the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE North American Tour 2018 go on sale Monday, November 20th @ 10:00 am exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. In keeping with their commitment to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, U2 has partnered with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform. Verified Fan will power all ticket sales, providing fans who truly want to attend the show with the best opportunity to get great tickets.

U2.com fan club subscribers receive first access and can register at http://www.u2.com/subscribebeginning today until Sunday, November 12thU2.com subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 am and running through Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 pm.

Citi® is the official credit card for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special, first-ever Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through November 14th to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 am and will continue through Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 pm. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com

Tickets will also be available for the Verified Fan public sale that begins on Monday, November 20th at 10:00 am. All fans must register by Saturday, November 18th for the opportunity to unlock access to tickets. To begin, visit u2.tmverifiedfan.com.

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

Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans. The full track listing for the album is:

1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You’re The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)

U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – 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 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

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

PHOTO: Anton Corbijn