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FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES

Foo Fighters have rescheduled the remainder of their April/May Van Tour 2020.

For a full listing of the rescheduled Van Tour dates, see below. Tickets for the original shows will be honored for the corresponding new performances. 

For further information, please continue to check in at foofighters.com from the safety of your homes—we want to rock with each and every one of you when we get back out there!

FOO FIGHTERS VAN TOUR 2020
RESCHEDULED SHOWS

Previously scheduled for 4/12/2020
NEW DATE 12/5/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Phoenix

Previously scheduled for 4/14/2020
NEW DATE 12/3/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Santa Ana Star Center
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/ABQ

Previously schedule for 4/16/2020
NEW DATE 12/1/2020
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/OKC

Previously scheduled for 4/18/2020
NEW DATE 10/17/2020
WICHITA, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/WKS

Previously scheduled for 4/20/2020
NEW DATE 10/9/2020
KNOXVILLE, TN 
Thompson-Boling Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/KTN

Previously scheduled for 5/10/2020
NEW DATE  10/15/2020
GREEN BAY, WI
RESCH CENTER
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/GBWI

Previously scheduled for 5/12/2020
NEW DATE 10/7/2020
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
VAN ANDEL ARENA
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/GRMI

Previously scheduled for 5/14/2020
NEW DATE 10/13/2020
CINCINNATI, OH
HERITAGE BANK CENTER
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Cincy

Previously scheduled for 5/16/2020 
NEW DATE 10/5/2020
DETROIT, MI
LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Detroit

Previously scheduled for 5/18/2020
NEW DATE 10/3/2020 
CLEVELAND, OH
ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Cleveland

Previously scheduled for 5/20/2020 
NEW DATE 10/1/2020
HAMILTON, ON
FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/HON


UPDATE FROM THE BUNKER

Greetings . . . not from our usual HQ haunts, but this time from our living rooms, bedrooms and basements.  As many of you know, in our nearly forty years of touring, we’ve had a few mishaps along the way; broken bones, trashed appendixes, a pyro mishap, backs thrown out, crazy weather, food poisoning (beware of the oysters!) and even one way next-level anxiety attack! None of it has ever stopped us, but this is obviously a very different time and leaving the house now literally means taking your life in your hands.   Unfortunately, in these surreal times that means we have to stay away from each other for the foreseeable future before we can start thinking about ‘Tallica family reunions around the world.

We’re all putting safety first, self-isolating and socially distancing, but not forever! With that said, the South American shows originally planned for April are in the process of moving to December, Greta Van Fleet is going to stay on board to take this ride with us, and we’ll be hitting each and every city, but a few venues may have changed. We’ll be back later this week with the new dates and details about tickets, venues and everything you need to know to help you make plans.
 
For those of you in the States, you know that we have some festival dates planned in May and unfortunately the news is not quite as good. With heavy hearts, we’re here to let you know that Epicenter in Charlotte, Welcome to Rockville in Daytona and Sonic Temple in Columbus have all been cancelled. There is one bright note; Louder Than Life in Louisville (September 17 – 20) has ADDED a date and we’re excited that we’ll once again be able to partake in the festivities as we’ll be hitting the stage on Thursday, September 17th to kick off what will be four days of live music and good vibes. Additional headliners for the remainder of Louder Than Life will be announced at a later date, please head over to https://dannywimmerpresents.com for all the information. Details regarding refunds and exchanges for the May shows will also be available there this Thursday, March 26th.

Finally, to our friends in Australia and New Zealand, please know that we have not forgotten and you’re still in our hearts and minds. We will make it to your part of the world as soon as we can. We promise!

We’ll sign off for now by sending you our love during these trying times. Here’s to looking back on this period soon with renewed appreciation for all the amazing times together with our extended Metallica family around the world. For now, go hang with your significant others, kids, pets, parents . . . whomever you have in your space. Create your playlists, watch some movies, try some old-fashioned board games and most importantly, stay safe. We’ll keep in touch!


MESSAGE FROM DAVE GROHL

Hi, this is Dave. Remember me? The guy who wouldn’t even postpone a show when my goddamn leg was falling off?

Well… playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another…

We fuckin’ love you guys. So let’s do this right and rain check shit. The album is done, and it’s fuckin’ killer. The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go. The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we’ll come tear shit up like we always do. Promise. 

Now go wash your hands. 

Dave ​

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Foo Fighters are postponing dates on the upcoming Van Tour 2020.

For a listing of postponed and new dates, see below. Information on the May dates will be forthcoming.

FOO FIGHTERS VAN TOUR 2020
RESCHEDULED SHOWS

Previously scheduled for 4/12/2020
NEW DATE 12/5/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Phoenix

Previously scheduled for 4/14/2020
NEW DATE 12/3/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Santa Ana Star Center
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/ABQ

Previously schedule for 4/16/2020
NEW DATE 12/1/2020
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/OKC

Previously scheduled for 4/18/2020
RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNNOUNCED
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/WKS

Previously scheduled for 4/20/2020
RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/KTN


IGGY POP

SPECIAL “TEST PRESSING” VINYL EDITION OF FREE
LIMITED TO 340 NUMBERED COPIES WORLDWIDE
FEATURING COVER ART AND CREATIVE COLLABORATION BY MAURIZIO CATTELAN & EXCLUSIVE BONUS 7”
UNVEILED AT IN-PERSON ALBUM SIGNING AT PERROTIN IN NEW YORK CITY

EXPERIENCE IGGY – “FREE” ALBUM LISTENING EVENT + CONVERSATION TUESDAY, MARCH 10 HERE

Photo Credit:  Shervin Lainez / @shervinfoto

The indefatigable Iggy Pop has been going non-stop since touching down two weeks ago in his one-time stomping ground of New York City: He’s performed “We Are The People” with Laurie Anderson at Carnegie Hall and debuted a striking new video for his studio interpretation of that same 1970 Lou Reed poem. He’s returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to duet with Jane Birkin on Serge Gainsbourg’s “Elisa” and appeared at the Gainsbourg Tribute at the Beacon Theater. He’s generally maintained a schedule that would fell a rockstar of any age…

… Not least of which was a very special Saturday March 7 coming out party at Perrotin in New York City for a limited, numbered vinyl “Test Pressing” release of his critically lauded album FREE (Loma Vista Recordings), featuring cover art and creative collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan. At the one-day pop-up at Perrotin, Iggy Pop and Maurizio Cattelan signed copies of the special “test pressing” vinyl, now available in 340 numbered units worldwide, including a bonus 7” featuring two unreleased tracks exclusive to this special artistic collaboration: Iggy’s a cappella rendition of “Brahms Lullaby” and “Epistle to Tromba,” a heartfelt ode to a late canine companion. Each copy of this numbered edition of 340 comes enclosed in a resealable Japanese polybag. The Perrotin event also featured books and merchandise spanning Maurizio Cattelan’s career, as well as a series of historic fine art prints of Iggy Pop, courtesy of the Morrison Gallery.

For those who were unable to cross paths with Iggy in the flesh during his NYC gauntlet (and those who were too, why not), Tuesday March 10 will find him hosting an exclusive intimate exploration of FREE filmed at the Youtube Space in New York and streaming exclusively on the Iggy Pop YouTube channel starting at 3pm EST. Join Iggy in conversation with fans fortunate enough to have attended and been taken on a journey deeper into the latest Iggy opus, hailed as “Part of the ongoing Iggy Pop master class in doing things your own way” by GQ.

FREE was originally released September 13, 2019 by Loma Vista Recordings. Featuring collaborators Leron Thomas (trumpet/keys/songwriting/producer) and Noveller (guitar/vocals/producer), the album holds a singular place in Iggy’s canon—and has generated suitably unique praise: The New York Times called the title track “atmospheric and elusive” and praised the song “Sonali” as “a rushing, fluttering, quasi-waltz that hurries toward an undisclosed destination, whimsical but driven.” Rolling Stone regaled Iggy’s performance on the new record, “Pop flexes his baritone, expressing himself more clearly than perhaps ever before.” And The Washington Post noted “Iggy haunts these new songs like a dignified spirit — which might make Free an exposition on death, or transcendence, or both.”


BECK

Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix)
No Distraction (Khruangbin Remix)

RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE
DOUBLE A-SIDE VINYL SINGLE

To commemorate Record Store Day 2020 on April 18, Beck will be releasing a limited edition double-A side 7” vinyl single featuring singular interpretations of two beloved songs from the seven-time GRAMMY-winner’s lauded catalogue:

The first or second of the two A-sides (listener’s choice) is the first vinyl issue of St. Vincent’s remix of “Uneventful Days” a/k/a “quite possibly the best song Beck has made since Morning Phase” (STEREOGUM) from Beck’s current album Hyperspace a/k/a “his best in a decade” (PEOPLE), a reinterpretation that features St. Vincent on guitar, bass and keys in addition to her remixing  duties.

The other first or second A-side (again, depending on your choice) is Khruangbin’s remix of “No Distraction.” Slated for digital release the day before, the RSD 7” will be the vinyl debut of the Houston TX trio’s reconstruction of the deep cut from Beck’s Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical GRAMMY-winning 2017 album Colors.

Released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, Beck’s current album Hyperspace has been uniformly hailed as yet another creative peak. The ASSOCIATED PRESS raved “There is not a boring moment on the entire album,” USA TODAY added “nearly 30 years and 14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on Hyperspace,” while David Fricke of ROLLING STONE’s 4-star lead review likened Beck’s voice on “Uneventful Days” to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit.”

Beck is set to spend a good deal of 2020 touring Hyperspace. His current road regimen kicks off next month at Pharrell Williams’ Something In The Water festival before spending the bulk of the summer in Europe and the UK—where a second night at London’s O2 Academy Brixton was recently added due to popular demand.

For further information visit: recordstoreday.com


Paul McCartney’s Classic Solo Debut

McCartney

Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Limited Edition Vinyl Release for Record Store Day 2020

On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. Sonically, McCartney’s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on.

In contrast to the professional difficulties that came with the demise of the world’s most iconic band, Paul was personally enjoying the contentment of family life as a newly married father. In a Q&A released at the time, Paul described the theme and feel of the album as, “Home, family, love.” This is obvious from the opening notes of Lovely Linda throughout the album, with tracks like Every Night and Man We Was Lonely musing on how much Paul’s life had improved—and nowhere more poignantly than on the tour de force Maybe I’m Amazed. Paul’s timeless tribute to Linda would be recognized as one of contemporary music’s great love songs, and remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day, never failing to inspire tears of joy with its refrain of “Maybe I’m a man in the middle of something that he doesn’t really understand. Maybe I’m a man. Maybe you’re the only woman who can ever help me. Baby won’t you help me understand”.

Linda’s presence is also felt in the album’s iconic artwork: the front cover’s bowl of cherries photographed by her on holiday in Antigua, and the back cover’s portrait of Paul with daughter Mary as a baby, photographed on the family’s farm in Scotland where some of the album was also written.

50 years and counting, McCartney offers an incredible insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest ever songwriters. The homespun spirit of the album and Paul’s taste for experimentation capture a unique moment in time: The very first steps of an unparalleled solo career that has seen Paul McCartney release decades worth of critically acclaimed commercial blockbuster albums including RAM, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Memory Almost Full, NEW and most recently 2018’s #1-charting Egypt Station.

The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.

McCartney

Tracklisting

Side one:
The Lovely Linda
That Would Be Something
Valentine Day
Every Night
Hot as Sun/Glasses
Junk
Man We Was Lonely

Side two:
Oo You
Momma Miss America
Teddy Boy
Singalong Junk
Maybe I’m Amazed
Kreen-Akrore

© Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney

METALLICA
Introducing the Vinyl Club 
Membership Enrollment Now Open to Fifth Members at metallica.com/vinyl-club through Tuesday March 31st at 11:59 PM EST

Metallica introduces another first… their very own Vinyl Club!  As huge music fans, the band has been super excited to experience the resurgence of vinyl and the enjoyment of collecting, exploring and connecting with other fans mining for lost treasures. Those who love the look, feel and sonic warmth of vinyl are already in an exclusive club of sorts, so with that in mind…

The 2020 Vinyl Club Subscription will be available exclusively to members of Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, and will feature rare cuts, demos and rough mixes, and live rarities—none of which have ever been released on vinyl before. Each subscription includes a personalized membership card and a series of four 7” records shipped throughout the year—some of which will include additional collectibles. Join the Club now; membership sign-ups for the inaugural year are open through Tuesday, March 31st at 11:59 PM EST.  Don’t wait!  New memberships won’t be open again until the 2021 subscription year.

We’re excited to kick off this new endeavor, and whether you get the subscription for yourself or a friend (makes a great gift!), we hope you have a blast collecting some good-old-school vinyl!


FOO FIGHTERS
Present
D.C. JAM
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
JULY 4, 2020 at FEDEXFIELD

Featuring
CHRIS STAPLETON
PHARRELL WILLIAMS
THE GO-GO’S
BAND OF HORSES
Durand Jones & The Indications, The Regrettes, Beach Bunny, Radkey, BBQ Competition, Tailgate Party, Rides, Games & More

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC STARTING MARCH 6 AT 10AM ET

After two years and 70,000+ served, Foo Fighters are bringing the JAM back from CAL to D.C.: This July 4, consider yourself Foo-rmally invited to an all-day all-night celebration of the 25th birthday of that first album that started it all—all at FedExField in Dave Grohl’s formative stomping ground.

That’s right, that Grohl one-man-band-demo-turned-platinum-debut-album came into this world July 4, 1995. And now 10 albums, no less than a dozen GRAMMYs and countless trips around the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world later, it’s time to join Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee in commemorating that milestone.

In addition to the customary main attraction of a patented Foo Fighters rockathon, the inaugural D.C. JAM will feature a full day and night of performances by ambassadors from points all over the musical map of the U.S.A.: From Lexington by way of Nashville, multiple Grammy, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Award winner Chris Stapleton; representing Virginia Beach, Academy Award nominee and multiple Grammy, BET, Billboard Music Award, and NAACP Image Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams; from the earliest days of the Los Angeles punk scene, the first all-female band to top the charts with an album they wrote and played themselves, The Go-Go’s; Born in Seattle and bred in the Charleston SC lowcountry, Band of Horses; And rounding out the genre/geo-spanning D.C. JAM bill: Durand Jones & The Indications (Bloomington IN), The Regrettes (L.A.), Beach Bunny (Chicago), and Radkey (St. Joseph, MO). Live Nation will produce the event.

Foo Fighters and the festival organizers are of course cognizant of the fact that everyone needs an occasional reprieve from the rock, and as such D.C. JAM will feature side attractions including a BBQ Competition, a Tailgate Party, Rides, Games and more to be added and announced as the date nears.

Foo Fighters Fan Presale will begin on Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm ET.

Chris Stapleton’s Fan Presale will begin on Thursday, March 5 at 12pm ET.

Citi is the official presale credit card of D.C Jam. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm ET through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com

Live Nation, Redskins Season Ticket Member, and FedExField Events Fan Presale will begin on Thursday, March 5 at 12 pm ET.

Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 6 at 10am ET. For pre-sales and other information, go to DCJamFest.com

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

For information regarding D.C. Jam please contact:
Dana Erickson – danae@grandstandhq.com


IGGY POP

“WE ARE THE PEOPLE” VIDEO LIVE NOW

SPECIAL “TEST PRESSING” VINYL EDITION OF FREE
LIMITED TO 340 NUMBERED COPIES WORLDWIDE

FEATURING COVER ART AND CREATIVE COLLABORATION BY MAURIZIO CATTELAN & EXCLUSIVE BONUS 7”

IN-PERSON ALBUM SIGNING 1 PM MARCH 7 AT PERROTIN 
FEATURING LIMITED EDITION TOILETPAPER MERCHANDISE AND IGGY POP PRINTS, COURTESY MORRISON GALLERY

“Part of the ongoing Iggy Pop master class in doing things your own way”—GQ


Iggy Pop has unveiled a striking and spare new video for “We Are The People,” from his critically lauded album FREE (Loma Vista Recordings). In the wake of last week’s live rendition of the song by Iggy accompanied by Laurie Anderson at Carnegie Hall, the “We Are The People” clip imbues Iggy’s interpretation of a poem written by Lou Reed in 1970 with a riveting new visual dimension. From the opening lines “We are the people without land. We are the people without tradition. We are the people who do not know how to die peacefully and at ease” to the song’s slow fade, the effect of Iggy’s close-up recitation is transfixing. 

On Saturday March 7 at Perrotin in New York City, Iggy will release a limited, numbered vinyl “Test Pressing” release of FREEfeaturing cover art and creative collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan. Iggy Pop and Maurizio Cattelan will sign copies of this special “test pressing” vinyl which has been made available in 340 numbered units worldwide, including a bonus 7” featuring two unreleased tracks exclusive to this special artistic collaboration: Iggy’s a cappella rendition of “Brahms Lullaby” and “Epistle to Tromba,” a heartfelt ode to a late canine companion.Each copy of this numbered edition of 340 will be enclosed in a resealable Japanese polybag. Concurrently, Perrotin is excited to present books and merchandise spanning Maurizio Cattelan’s career, as well as a series of historic fine art prints of Iggy Pop, courtesy of the Morrison Gallery. 

The limited edition version of FREE is available for purchase commencing at 10am on Saturday, March 7, while the signing will begin at 1pm. Perrotin is located at 130 Orchard Street in New York. For further details, go to https://found.ee/IP_Perrotin

FREE was originally released September 13, 2019 by Loma Vista Recordings. Featuring collaborators Leron Thomas (trumpet/keys/songwriting) and Noveller (guitar/vocals), the album holds a singular place in Iggy’s canon—and has generated suitably unique praise: The New York Times called the title track “atmospheric and elusive” and praised the song “Sonali” as “a rushing, fluttering, quasi-waltz that hurries toward an undisclosed destination, whimsical but driven.” Rolling Stone regaled Iggy’s performance on the new record, “Pop flexes his baritone, expressing himself more clearly than perhaps ever before.” And The Washington Post noted “Iggy haunts these new songs like a dignified spirit — which might make Free an exposition on death, or transcendence, or both.”


MADNESS
L.A. SHOW ADDED TO U.S. TOUR
MAY 24 AT THE GREEK THEATRE

With Special Guests The English Beat and Mighty Mighty BossTones

Tickets On Sale to the Public Friday, March 6th at 10:00am PST

Our House: The Very Best of Madness Out May 15 on BMG

The pride of Camden Town will return to Southern California for the first time since Coachella 2012, when Madness overtakes the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 24 for a one-night-only ska/bluebeat hit parade culled from 40+ years of glorious chaos. Join original Madness members Graham “Suggs” McPherson, Mike “Barso” Barson, Lee “Kix” Thompson, Chris “Chrissy Boy” Foreman, Mark “Bedders” Bedford, Daniel “Woody” Woodgate and special guests The English Beat and Mighty Mighty BossTones for this final addition to a U.S. itinerary that will be playing to packed houses from Boston and New York to Vegas and Oakland (where a second night has been added due to popular demand). See below for the full list of Madness U.S. shows.

On May 15, days prior to the tour’s Boston kick-off, BMG will release the U.S.-only compilation Our House: The Very Best of Madness. This 12-song primer for Madness fans new and old alike is a career-spanning array of hits sure to populate the tour’s nightly setlists: From 1979 debut single The Prince through timeless classics including Our House, It Must Be Love, Baggy Trousers and House of Fun, to more recent staples NW5, Mr. Apples and last year’s standalone single Bullingdon Boys.

Madness emerged from North London to spearhead the late 1970s / early 1980s two-tone ska revival with such classic albums as its 1979 debut One Step Beyond… (featuring the title track, My Girl, Bed & Breakfast Man, and Night Boat to Cairo) and sophomore effort Absolutely (featuring Baggy Trousers and Embarrassment). As the band’s sound evolved over the course of albums including 7The Rise & FallKeep Moving and the self-titled compilation that yielded the U.S. top 10 hit Our House, Madness spent an unprecedented 200+ weeks on the UK charts from 1980-1986. Madness’ generation-spanning legacy has produced more than a dozen UK top 10 singles including It Must Be Love, House of Fun, Wings of a Dove, Shut Up and more, inspired the London musical Our House, and in 2000 earned the band the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for Outstanding Song Collection. Since 2007, Madness has released its music on its own Lucky 7 record label, including albums The Liberty of Norton FolgateOui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da and Can’t Touch Us Now, and the 2019 single Bullingdon Boys. The band continues to headline arenas and festivals the world over—not to mention atop Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in addition to creating a yearly tradition with its own annual House of Fun Weekender. 

Tickets for Madness at the Greek Theatre will be on sale to the public from Friday, March 6th at 10:00am PST. For further information, go to http://www.madness.co.uk/

Madness 
2020 Tour Dates

03/05/20 – Dubai, UAE – The Irish Village
05/21/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
05/22/20 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center
05/24/20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/25/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
05/27/20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05/28/20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05/30/20 – Queretaro, Mexico – Pulso GNP
06/13/20 – Gloucestershire, UK – Westonbirt Arboretum 
06/19/20 – York, UK – York Festival
06/20/20 – Suffolk, UK – High Lodge at Thetford Forest
06/26/20 – Murcia, Spain – Plaza De Toros
06/27/20 – Valencia, Spain – 4ever Festival
06/28/20 – Barcelona, Spain – Festival Jardins Pedralbes
07/03/20 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France – Festival Beauregard
07/05/20 – Margate, UK – Dreamland
07/08/20 – Henley-on-Thames, UK – Henley Festival
08/02/20 – Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Festival
08/20/20 – Penthalaz, Switzerland – Venoge Festival
08/23/20 – Köln, Germany – E-Werk
08/24/20 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
11/20/20 – Minehead, UK – House Of Fun Weekender


Song Machine
Season 1 Episode 2

‘Désolé’
ft Fatoumata Diawara

WATCH NOW!


FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE

Désolé – the second episode of Song Machine – features multiple Grammy Award nominee and Malian superstar Fatoumata Diawara and sees our intrepid heroes teleport themselves via a Kong Studios portal to Lake Como. Tune in HERE.

Désolé – ‘sorry’ in French – is a hopeful and uplifting love song, rare in being sung in three languages – English, French and Bambara. Being Episode 2, it accompanies 2DNoodle and Russel, boating on Lake Como, while accidentally leaving bandmate Murdoc behind. An accident? Or possibly not…

Watch Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawarahere NOW!

Gorillaz drummer Russel said “Making Désolé with Fatou was a real moment for me, you know. She’s an African Queen. This lady made the song what it is, beautiful, like life. What can I say about Désolé? They say sorry is the hardest word, but that’s not true… Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips.”

Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here.

Follow Song Machinehere to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.


www.gorillaz.com


Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Virtual band 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), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, 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.

About Fatoumata Diawara:
Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara’s spectacular 2011 debut album Fatou made the Malian singer and guitarist the most talked about new African artist on the planet. She takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights on her new album FENFO. Like her debut, which crossed over to feature prominently in the ‘albums of the year’ lists in the mainstream rock press, FENFO is an album that has no borders.

Fatoumata Diawara has worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary music. She recorded with Bobby Womack and Herbie Hancock; played Glastonbury and other major festivals; and toured with the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. She assembled a West African super-group featuring Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Toumani Diabaté to record a song calling for peace in her troubled homeland; and climbed aboard Damon Albarn’s star-studded Africa Express, which culminated in her sharing a stage with Sir Paul McCartney.


STATEMENT FROM JAMES HETFIELD

Dear Metallica Family, 
 
It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to Sonic Temple in Columbus and Louder Than Life in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying “I apologize” to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself. 
 
Looking on the brighter side, my therapy is going well. It was absolutely necessary for me to look after my mental, physical, and spiritual health. 

I want to stress that the band will play all other announced 2020 shows.
 

I am looking forward to getting back to playing and seeing all our great South American fans in April. And, of course, playing the Epicenter in Charlotte, Welcome to Rockville, in Daytona and Aftershock in Sacramento. We will still play two unique sets at each of these festivals.
 
Beyond 2020, I am optimistic about the blessings I have been given and what the future brings. I appreciate all the great prayers and support from everyone since I went into rehab last September. Like the moth into the flame, being human in this career has its huge challenges and can be difficult. Your understanding helps the healing.

– James


RADIOHEAD’S ED O’BRIEN ANNOUNCES:

EOB NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 AT 10am LOCAL TIME

Pre-Sale Information & More here: https://EOB.lnk.to/TourPR

EOB Earth out April 17th on Capitol Records

“O’Brien’s vocal forays into falsetto don’t necessarily so much betray a carryover of that other big band he’s in so much as highlight his irreplaceable contribution… The fact that they only began practicing four weeks earlier is astonishing, which, from the audience’s point of view in such a close setting, only enhanced the intimacy, witnessing a group of musicians who have been acquainted, and are now really getting to know each other.  ‘We’re starting to feel like a band,’ O’Brien said. It’s exciting to imagine what that band will become.”— MXDWN

“The gig was a revelation… The young multiracial, co-ed band answer every modest guitar riff and vocal line like an afternoon tennis match, punctuating vocals, that are often dreamy and sometimes uneasy. But there is a kind of pop wizardry here too: the hooks are concise and repetitive. Ed’s masterful guitar work is deliberately low-key, playing second fiddle. Switching back and forth between electric guitars, modified acoustic guitars and triggers, he pauses occasionally to raise his arms above his head and sing.”—HOT PRESS

“’Brasil’ stretched beyond nine minutes and featured captivating improvisational work by the five-piece band. ‘Shangri-La’ was tautly composed and hooky… a reminder that O’Brien is a co-architect of songs like Radiohead’s ‘Paranoid Android.’”—THE BIG TAKEOVER 

Fresh off triumphant sold out intimate pre-tour events in Toronto, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, Ed O’Brien of Radiohead has announced his first full scale North American tour under his EOB banner. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10am local time. Fans who pre-order EOB’s upcoming album Earth will be treated to a unique code enabling them to purchase pre-sale tickets on Thursday, February 27th, one day ahead of the general public. For more information on pre-sale and pre-orders visit eobmusic.com

Ed O’Brien is partnering with the environmental nonprofit, REVERB.org with the goal of making the upcoming EOB tour dates “climate-positive” — neutralizing more greenhouse gas emissions than those being produced by the tour. As part of REVERB’s unCHANGEit climate campaign, the tour will be funding and building important projects around the world that directly eliminate greenhouse gasses and fight climate change.

The EOB live band, comprised of Hinako Omori, Ross Chapman, Dishan Abrahams and Alvin Ford, Jr., will begin circling the globe in Minneapolis and will continue to do so through the fall. In the meantime, the following dates are revealed today in addition to the previously announced stops at Bonnaroo and the Newport Folk Festival. 

03/07/20 – London, UK – BBC 6 Music Festival, The Roundhouse
05/26/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/27/20 – Chicago, IL – Metro
05/29/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
05/30/20 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
05/31/20 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
06/02/20 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
06/04/20 – Boston, MA – Royale
06/05/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
06/06/20 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
06/08/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/11/20 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
06/13/20 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo 
06/15/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at the Ace Hotel
07/01/20 – Istanbul, TU – PAC Jazz Festival 
07/24/20 – Luzern, CH – Blue Balls Festival
07/26/20 – Cheshire, UK – Bluedot Festival
07/31/20 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

The tour supports Earth, the first album to be released under the moniker of EOB. Earth will be released April 17 on Capitol Records, and is preceded by its first official single “Shangri-La.” “Shangri-La” is the second Earth track to be released in advance of the album, the first being the “shapeshifting epic” (STEREOGUM) “Brasil,” along with its accompanying sci-fi short film. Physical configurations of Earth are available here https://EOB.lnk.to/storePR and the store is the only place to buy the exclusive transparent red vinyl and other merchandise + album bundles. Additionally the store will feature the standard 12” vinyl LP and CD versions of the album. Digital pre-order and as pre-saves are also possible now, and fans who do so will instantly receive “Brasil” and “Shangri-La” https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR

About REVERB:
REVERB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering musicians and millions of their fans to create a better future for people and the planet. We partner with artists, festivals, and venues to reduce the environmental impact of live music tours and events while engaging the music community – music-makers and music-lovers – to create real, measurable change by taking action at concerts and beyond. 

Since 2004, REVERB has worked on over 5,000 concert events and 250 tours, including Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, P!NK, Harry Styles, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, The Lumineers and many others. Learn more at REVERB.org


FOO FIGHTERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN

THE VAN TOUR TO REVISIT STOPS ALONG 1995 TOUR

All Shows To Feature Sneak Peek of Dave Grohl’s New Documentary WHAT DRIVES US

Tickets On Sale to the Public Friday, February 21 at 10am Local Time

Congratulations: You’re old! You’ve been going to see Foo Fighters shows for 25 years now! What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995? Beginning April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix AZ, the Foo Fighters’ 2020 Van Tour will do just that, hitting a number of the same spots that Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear trailblazed in a Dodge van all those years ago—in arenas this time, because aside from many of those clubs on that 1995 trek having since ceased to exist, squeezing a 2020 FF show into the few that are still around would just be too insane…

… or would it? Stay tuned for the answer to that question. Or answers…

In addition to customary all-night rock n roll marathons from 1995 Van Tour veterans Grohl, Mendel and Smear and their longtime comrades Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, each and every 2020 Van Tour show will feature a very special opening attraction: A sneak peek at an excerpt from Dave Grohl’s brand new documentary WHAT DRIVES US. Foo Fighters’ 2020 Van Tour will feature a short preview from Dave’s deep dive into what possesses a particular tribe of human beings to leave behind jobs, families, relationships and any semblance of sanity to climb into a busted ass econoline and take their music to the people–or at least a dozen or so of them here and there. WHAT DRIVES US explores motivations, recounts personal anecdotes, and explores the physical and psychological toll of touring in vans via interviews with members of van tour veteran bands ranging from Black Flag and Dead Kennedys to Metallica and The Beatles, and many, many more. 

Citi is the official presale credit card of The Van Tour 2020. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 12pm ET until Thursday, February 20 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.   For further information, stay tuned to FooFighters.com.

FOO FIGHTERS
THE VAN TOUR 2020

4/12/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Phoenix

4/14/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Santa Ana Star Center
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/ABQ

4/16/2020
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/OKC

4/18/2020
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/WKS

4/20/2020
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/KTN

5/10/2020
Green Bay, WI
Resch Center
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/GBWI

5/12/2020
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/GRMI

5/14/2020
Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Bank Center
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Cincy

5/18/2020
Cleveland, OH
Rocket Mortgage Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Cleveland

5/20/2020
Hamilton, ON
FirstOntario Centre
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/HON


NICK CAVE
AND THE BAD SEEDS

North American Tour 2020
Tickets on sale Friday Feb 21

New Album Ghosteen – Out Now – Listen here

With support by

Weyes Blood

On selected dates

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have announced a Fall 2020 North American tour.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest live acts, the band will perform 15 shows across USA and 3 shows in Canada.

2020 North American Tour Dates:
Wednesday, September 16, The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, September 19, UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL *
Monday, September 21, Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI *
Wednesday, September 23, Skyline Stage at the Mann, Philadelphia, PA *
Friday, September 25, Agganis Arena, Boston, MA *
Saturday, September 26, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, September 28, Place Bell, Laval, QC
Tuesday, September 29, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Thursday, October 1, The Anthem, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, October 3, The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Sunday, October 4, Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN
Tuesday, October 6, Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Thursday, October 8, The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
Saturday, October 10, STAPLES Center , Los Angeles, CA *
Monday, October 12, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
Wednesday, October 14, WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA *
Thursday, October 15, Theater of the Clouds, Portland, OR
Saturday, October 17, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC

                    * With support from Weyes Blood

Tickets on general sale Friday Feb 21 at 10am local times at nickcave.com
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wed, February 19 at 10am local time through Thurs, February 20 at 10pm local time. On Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Live:

“Part rock god, part therapist, part poet, part spokesperson for rock… a brilliant showman, one of the best in music right now…” Forbes

“One of the greatest living performers” Brooklyn Vegan

“The transcendence of Nick Cave… the post-punk icon found communion with his fans… profound and poetic” The Washington Post

“An extraordinary show.” Variety

“Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant” The Guardian ★★★★★

“Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It’s masterful” The Independent ★★★★★

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ seventeenth studio album Ghosteen was released on October 4 2019, and has been widely received as their best work ever.

On Ghosteen :

“One of his most powerful albums yet” Pitchfork

“One of the most moving albums of his career… a masterpiece of melancholy” Rolling Stone 4.5 ★★★★

“Some music sets out to conjure eternities… defying fracture or interruption, tuning out the momentary and the trivial… the kind of music Nick Cave has chosen for Ghosteen, his 17th studio album leading the Bad Seeds.” The New York Times

“What Cave sends us from this new place is remarkable… He sounds simultaneously alone at the edge of the world and surrounded by benevolent spirits…” AV Club

“Each line evokes poetic scenes with a vibrancy to rival the best of literature” Consequence of Sound

“…Stunning double album that sets desperation against empathy and faith. On one level, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s as good as it is…Nevertheless, listening to Ghosteen, it’s very hard indeed not to be taken aback” The Guardian ★★★★★

“The most heavenly Bad Seeds record ever” Mojo

“Naming this decade’s great albums, miles above and light years ahead of anything else” Record Collector

nickcave.com

For further information please contact Nasty Little Man
Jacob Mears (tour) jacob@nastylittleman.com
Laura Eldeiry (national) laura@nastylittleman.com


METALLICA: ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION

HELPING HANDS CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

Time to update the calendar as the second installment of the All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020, still at the Masonic in San Francisco.  A few of you may recall that in September as we were riding high on all the positive vibes that came out of the two S&M² shows, we were excited to announce that we had set aside March 28th to celebrate AWMH with all of you again.  However, we may have been a little too ambitious with that date in terms of getting our shit together and giving you an experience that matches or surpasses the first event held in November of 2018.  

We apologize for inconvenience that this change may cause and thank you for all the support and love that you’ve given All Within My Hands.  We’ve had some incredible accomplishments in the last two years, including the launch of the innovative Metallica Scholars program (more on year two here:  https://www.allwithinmyhands.org/news-media/news/metallica-scholars-year-two.html) and are excited to share all the details—and a kick-ass show—with you later this year.   

More information and ticketing details coming very soon.


DESERT SESSIONS 
“IF YOU RUN”
DIRECTED BY RIO HACKFORDDessert Sessions: Feral Recipes for the Joyful Destruction of Taste Buds
Virtual Cookbook Available Now at DESSERTSESSIONS.COM

DESERT SESSIONS VOLS 11 & 12OUT NOW
ON MATADOR RECORDS

Joshua Homme’s collaborative motley crew Desert Sessions follow up the recent fever dream vision of their “Easier Said Than Done” clip with the latest music video from Desert SessionsVols. 11 & 12 (aka respectively Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels) (Matador):  “If You Run.” Directed by filmmaker / actor Rio Hackford, “If You Run” stars Homme and DS newcomer Libby Grace as a mysterious hitchhiker, following them on a sinister trip through the Joshua Tree desert, culminating in a freakishly hallucinatory finale set at the famed Rancho De La Luna studio. Hackford’s “If You Run” visualization also stars DS collaborators Billy Gibbons, Dave Catching, Matt Sweeney, Stella Mozgawa, and Carla Azar. 

“The video was inspired by Josh bringing an unknown Libby Grace into the Dessert Sessions arena to show her haunting magic to the world. Homme, Sweeney and I are some of the only people who have heard Libby’s music, so the idea of them introducing her to the players and recording process lit the fuse.
The song lent itself perfectly to the lonesome desert landscape and the spell that the Rancho can cast on anyone that passes through its doors.”
– Rio Hackford  Dim the lights and join Homme and Grace on a trip through the mystical California desert here.

In other news… Inspired by the (disappointingly) frequent misspelling of the Desert Sessions, the desert collective have launched the Dessert Sessions: Feral Recipes for the Joyful Destruction of Taste Buds, a unique collection of otherworldly recipes created and inspired by the music of the Desert Sessions. Cheese stuffed meat rings, sardine topped doughnut cakes, avocado and sour cream gelatin plates abound! Fans can try their hands at one of these recipes here and share their creations by tagging #dessertsessions.

Ending a 16-year hiatus, Desert Sessions returned in October 2019 with the most ambitious entries to date in its expansive and elusive catalog. Vols. 11 & 12  were recorded (mostly) in December 2018 at Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree, CA, with Queens of the Stone Age founder and Desert Sessions ringleader/producer Joshua Homme enlisting a cast of players including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Les Claypool (Primus), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Endless Boogie), Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows, Toast of London), Libby Grace and of course Töôrnst Hülpft.