BECK: Hyperspace (Capitol Records) Date TBA
SUPERGRASS: Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994 – 2008 (BMG) 1/24/20
CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE
An Evening of Talk and Music
NORTH AMERICAN DATES BEGIN THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
Following a short debut run on the east coast early last year, Nick Cave brings his evenings of talk and music back to North America for a full tour.
Having recently taken this special show to sold out venues across the world, Cave returns to North America this week. During this series of music and open discussion events, he will take questions direct from the audience on all manner of subjects and perform some of his most beloved songs on piano.
Described by Cave as “an exercise in connectivity”, no subject is sacred and audiences are encouraged to be bold and challenging, confrontational and unafraid.
The relationship between Cave and his audience has always been open and intense, but deepened during his recent shows with the Bad Seeds, inspiring these unconventional and unique evenings of unfiltered, unscripted and unmoderated Q&A. “I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable – in the recent live shows we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up.” – Nick Cave
Fri Sept 20th, The Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
Sat Sept 21st, Rose Theater – New York, NY
Mon Sept 23rd, Town Hall – New York, NY
Wed Sept 25th, Sanders Theatre – Cambridge, MA
Fri Sept 27th, Eglise Du Saint-Jean-Baptiste – Montreal, QC
Sat Sept 28th, Convocation Hall – Toronto, ON
Mon Sept 30th, Copernicus Center – Chicago, IL
Tue Oct 1st, Pantages Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Thu Oct 3rd, James K. Polk Theater – Nashville, TN
Sat Oct 5th, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
Sun Oct 6th, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
Tue Oct 8th, Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
Thu Oct 10th, Massey Theatre – New Westminster, BC
Fri Oct 11th, Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Sun Oct 13th, Davies Symphony Hall – San Francisco, CA
Tue Oct 15th, Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, CA
Tickets on sale Friday May 10th, 10am (local time)
Tickets available from www.nickcave.com
“Between stark, gorgeous performances of key songs like ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘The Mercy Seat’ and ‘God Is In The House’, Cave was wry, genial and funny as hell.” Billboard
“This is a striking turnaround when you’re used to seeing icons in all their bombast and mythos. Here, you are getting them unmediated by journalists, you are getting them in an unfiltered and unedited form, you are getting them in a human state without the guise of stardom in full-force.” Stereogum
“Watching a legend in command of an audience, never quite knowing what would happen next, was a genuine thrill.” Sydney Morning Herald
“…tonight’s not about being right. It’s about being present, knowable, vulnerable and real. And funny. Always that.” The Guardian
“A complete dismantling of the barriers put in place thanks to his often mysterious image…Nick Cave’s intimate Conversations show is bold, enlightening and completely gripping.” ABC
WATCH VAMPIRE WEEKEND ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
2020 TOUR DATES ON SALE TOMORROW
Last night Vampire Weekend performed “Sympathy” from their widely acclaimed album, Father of the Bride on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Having previously been guests of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, Vampire Weekend returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater for their first Late Show appearance since Colbert took the helm. The performance can be viewed here.
Fans who caught the live stream of Vampire Weekend’s triumphant SOLD OUT performance at Madison Square Garden on Friday night got an early tip-off from Ezra Koenig that the enthusiastically received Father of the Bride Tour would be extended through Spring/Summer 2020. Produced by Live Nation, the newly confirmed run of dates begins May 28th in Burlington, VT and will wrap up October 7th in Birmingham, AL.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning tomorrow, Friday, September 13th at LiveNation.com. See below for a full itinerary.Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride album and tour have seen the band in peak form, playing marathon sets to packed arenas and amphitheaters across North America since June 5th. Completely sold out shows have included those in Toronto, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Madison, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Raleigh, Charlotte, Houston, Austin, St. Augustine and most recently, New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. The tour continues through October 8th, with upcoming cities including Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver and more. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.
Father of the Bride Tour
North America 2019-2020
09/25/2019 – Vancouver, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Park
09/27/2019 – Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater
09/28/2019 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
10/01/2019 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/02/2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/03/2019 – San Diego, CA – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/06/2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/08/2019 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/09/2019 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/28/2020 – Burlington, VT – Midway Lawn
05/29/2020 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
05/31/2020 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
06/02/2020 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Mainstage Theater
06/03/2020 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/12/2020 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel Outdoors
08/09/2020 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
08/10/2020 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
08/12/2020 – Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/14/2020 – Calgary, AB – BMO Centre
08/15/2020 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
09/23/2020 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/24/2020 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
09/26/2020 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
09/27/2020 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
09/29/2020 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
09/30/2020 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/06/2020 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
10/07/2020 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
Supergrass Announce Their Incredible Return.UK/Europe and U.S. Dates Announced Including:April 1st – Los Angeles – The Wiltern
April 9th – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Details of Career Spanning ‘The Strange Ones 1994-2008’ Revealed.
Previously Unheard Material Unveiled.
UK Tour Announced
- Tickets on Sale This Friday 13th September at 09.00
Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994 – 2008’ Career-Spanning ‘Best Of’ Released 24th January 2020
- Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxset // 1CD // 2LP // Digital Formats
- Available To Pre-Order here
Previously Unheard Song ‘Next To You’ Unveiled
- Listen Here
Sold Out ‘Underplay’ Show at Oslo, Hackney Tonight
Supergrass have today announced they are reforming for a theatre tour of the UK, Europe and North America in 2020. The thirteen date tour will kick off in Paris on 4th February, before the UK leg culminates with a huge show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 6th March 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday 13th September from 9:00 am.
The seminal British group declared their improbable comeback on Friday night (6th September) in a suitably bold manner, taking to the stage unannounced at Glastonbury Pilton Party to rip through a mesmerizing Greatest Hits set, including Caught By The Fuzz, Moving, Pumping On Your Stereo and Alright.
Danny Goffey says: ‘Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.’
Tonight Supergrass will also play an intimate show at Oslo, Hackney. Announced on Saturday (7th September) in the aftermath of their electrifying Pilton set, the tiny underplay show sold out in a matter of seconds as fans scrambled for a chance to see the band in the most intimate of confines ahead of 2020’s tour.
A career spanning Best-of package ‘Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994 – 2008’ is also unveiled today. This comprehensive box set, marking the 25th anniversary of I Should Coco, is a celebration of Supergrass’ incredible career and is released on BMG on 24th January. It contains their 6 original albums on picture disc LP and CD, bonus CDs of unreleased live material, B-sides, remixes, rarities, studio out-takes, demos, acoustic versions, oddities, new mixes, a deluxe book, posters and button badges. It also features over 6 hours of previously unreleased audio material. The boxset contains 5 previously unreleased instant grat tracks. The first, unveiled today is a cover of The Police’s ‘Next To You’, a gloriously kinetic trademark blast of howling vocals, harmonies and raucous guitars.
Formed in Oxford UK in 1993, the Brit, Q, NME and Ivor Novello-winning outfit released their Mercury-nominated No.1 debut album I Should Coco in 1995. Fourth single, ‘Alright’, was a pop masterpiece and became a massive hit, catapulting the band to global success. Supergrass subsequently released another five acclaimed studio albums: In It For The Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life On Other Planets (2002), Road To Rouen (2005), Diamond Hoo Ha (2008) as well as top 5 best of, Supergrass Is 10 (2004). Other top 20 singles include: ‘Lenny’, ‘Going Out’, ‘Richard III’, ‘Sun Hits The Sky’, ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’, ‘Moving’ and ‘Grace’. They scored an unbroken run of five Top 10 albums, among them three platinum sellers generating millions of worldwide sales spawning ten Top 20 singles, and scored the biggest-selling debut for Parlophone since The Beatles. Supergrass split in 2010, though the band members have gone on to lead successful solo careers: Gaz Coombes released solo albums ‘Here Come The Bombs’ in 2012, ‘Matador’, 2015 and ‘World’s Strongest Man’, 2018; Mick Quinn has been playing with his own group, DB Band, and been a member of Swervedriver since 2015, and Danny Goffey has released solo material including album ‘Schtick’ in 2018.
Supergrass are Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey, and Rob Coombes. They play the following live dates:
9th – Oslo, Hackney – SOLD OUT
4th – Paris, France – Casino de Paris
5th – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
7th – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
14th – Dublin, Republic of Ireland – Olympia Theatre
17th – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster Hall
20th – Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland Ballroom
24th – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
26th – Manchester, England – O2 Victoria Warehouse
29th – Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
3rd – Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham
6th – London, England – Alexandra Palace
1st – Los Angeles – Wiltern
9th – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Supergrass: ‘The Strange Ones 1994-2008’ – Multi-Format ‘Best Of’
Released 24th January 2020 (Produced in association with Supergrass)
FULL FORMAT INFORMATION:
DELUXE BOX SET
- All 6 studio albums on heavyweight vinyl picture discs:
I Should Coco, In It For The Money, Supergrass, Life On Other Planets, Road To Rouen, Diamond Hoo Ha
- 13 CDs:
- 1 x 6CD set – All 6 original studio albums in new digipack
- 1 x 4CD set – Live: Over 5 hours of previously unreleased performances spanning their entire career. Includes radio sessions, full production live shows and acoustic sets
- 1 x 2CD set – Remixes, B-sides, non-album singles, acoustic versions and other rarities. Includes tracks previously unreleased digitally
- 1 x 1CD – Demos, out-takes and oddities. All previously unreleased
- 7” single:
‘Caught By The Fuzz’ / ‘Richard III’ 2020 Remixes
- Deluxe book:
52 pages, containing unseen band photos and essays on the original albums by Everett True, Charles Shaar Murray, Sylvia Patterson, Andrew Male, Adam Sweeting, Paul Moody. Band quotes from interviews with Matt Everitt
- Full colour posters x 4:
3 reproduced original tour posters and one band photo poster
- Colour button badges x 8:
From the ‘Supergrass Is 10’ sleeve artwork – 4 x 2”, 4 x 1.5”
- Compiled by Supergrass
- Gatefold sleeve with heavyweight vinyl
- 26 career-spanning tracks: 9 top 20 hits, including 5 top 10s
- 12 page, 12” insert containing sleeve notes, band quotes, rare band photos
Tracklist (same as for the digital album):
1 Diamond Hoo Ha Man
2 Bad Blood
4 Rebel In You
5 Tales Of Endurance (Parts 4, 5 & 6)
6 St. Petersburg
2 Kiss Of Life
3 Brecon Beacons
4 Rush Hour Soul
5 Seen The Light
2 Beautiful People
3 Pumping On Your Stereo
4 In It For The Money
5 Richard III
6 Late In The Day
1 Sun Hits The Sky
2 She’s So Loose
3 Mansize Rooster
4 Strange Ones
7 Caught By The Fuzz
- Compiled by Supergrass
- Gatefold sleeve softpack
- 22 career-spanning tracks: 9 top 20 hits, including 5 top 10s
- Extended booklet containing sleevenotes with band quotes, rare band photos
1 Diamond Hoo Ha Man
3 Rebel In You
4 Tales Of Endurance (Parts 4, 5 & 6)
5 St. Petersburg
7 Kiss Of Life
8 Brecon Beacons
9 Seen The Light
13 Beautiful People
14 Pumping On Your Stereo
15 In It For The Money
16 Richard III
17 Late In The Day
18 Sun Hits The Sky
19 Mansize Rooster
22 Caught By The Fuzz
VAMPIRE WEEKEND TO LIVE STREAM SOLD-OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CONCERT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
ON TWITTER AS PART OF THE LIVE NATION CONCERT SERIES
Vampire Weekend’s First-Ever Performance at Madison Square Garden to be Streamed in its Entirety
“one of the most ~important~ bands of the 21st century” -GQ
“Vampire Weekend proved that they’re one of the tightest bands touring at the moment.” -Billboard
“I’d witnessed something unforgettable. This was a truly transcendent experience” -Buffalo News
“a full-fledged rock spectacle…the most cathartic rock show of the summer…Koenig is a truly singular frontman… one of the most distinct and capable American rock bands currently active…Vampire Weekend has been reborn stronger than ever.” -Miami New Times
“(Vampire Weekend) reach a new peak at astounding ‘Father of the Bride’ tour stop in Milwaukee…Vampire Weekend is better than they’ve ever been — by miles — and in the early stages of a bold, legacy-redefining era.” -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“stellar…a cathartic live show, full of songs that felt as open-ended as anything else in this life.” -Austin American Statesman
“a dazzling, kinetic showcase.” -Dallas Observer
NEW YORK, NY – September 6th, 2019 – GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed band, Vampire Weekend today announced it’s sold-out concert from Madison Square Garden will be live-streamed on Twitter via The Live Nation Concert Series TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 6th 8:30pm ET from New York, NY. The concert will mark the band’s first-ever performance at the historic arena. Fans should also tune in to the live stream for a major announcement from the band.
The band is currently on the road as part of their “Father of the Bride Tour” in support of their critically acclaimed Father of the Bride album. The North American outing kicked off June 5th with the band performing sold out shows in Toronto, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Madison, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Raleigh, Charlotte, Houston, Austin and St. Augustine. The tour continues through October 8th, seeing them play in upcoming cities including Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver and more. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.
Upcoming 2019 North American Father of the Bride Tour Dates:
with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
September 06, 2019 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden+ / sold out
September 08, 2019 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS / sold out
with Soccer Mommy
September 25, 2019 — Vancouver, BC — Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
September 27, 2019 — Seattle, WA — WaMu Theater / sold out
September 28, 2019 — Portland, OR — McMenamins Edgefield / sold out
October 01, 2019 — San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium / sold out
October 02, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl^
October 03, 2019 — San Diego, CA — CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU / sold out
October 06, 2019 — Salt Lake City, UT— The Complex
October 08, 2019 — Denver, CO— Red Rocks Amphitheatre / sold out
October 09, 2019 — Denver, CO— Red Rocks Amphitheatre
+Christone “Kingfish” Ingram not performing, Angélique Kidjo and Despot supporting
^Soccer Mommy not performing, Tinariwen and Richard Pictures supporting
OUT TODAY ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
APPEARING SEPTEMBER 11 ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON & IN CONVERSATION WITH JIM JARMUSCH AT 92Y
“Iggy Pop’s ‘Free’ is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, ‘I wanna be free’… it could lead anywhere.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Free is a liberating collection that unshackles the star from his past and his insecurities, and slowly cracks open a door to version of the future that will inevitably arrive when he’s ready. Wherever that journey takes him in this phase of his career, it’ll be an honour to witness.”—NME
“Pop has delivered one of the most singular and interesting records of his long career.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Preceded by its title track, “James Bond” and “Sonali,” Iggy Pop’s new album Free is out now on Loma Vista Recordings.
Iggy will be swinging through New York City the week following Free’s release. On September 11 he will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon accompanied by Free collaborators trumpet player Leron Thomas and guitar player Noveller. That same evening, Iggy will join longtime friend Jim Jarmusch at the 92Y for a wide-ranging conversation on the release of Free. Tickets for the 92Y Talks event are available at https://www.92y.org/event/iggy-pop-and-jim-jarmusch.
While Free follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Post Pop Depression, it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album.
“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice,” Iggy says of Free. “By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need—not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
The track listing for Free is as follows:
2) Loves Missing
4) James Bond
5) Dirty Sanchez
6) Glow In The Dark
8) We Are The People
9) Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10) The Dawn
Free is available for purchase at https://found.ee/IG_Free
TRAFALGAR RELEASING LAUNCHES BRAND NEW, EXTENDED TRAILER FOR
METALLICA AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M²
COMING TO MOVIE THEATERS AROUND THE WORLD ON OCTOBER 9
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1999 performance and grammy-winning S&M album, Metallica & San Francisco Symphony reunite for S&M²
Tickets now on sale at METALLICA.FILM
Trafalgar Releasing today released the second trailer for the forthcoming concert film Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M² coming to cinemas worldwide on October 9. This new extended trailer features scenes cut from the original 1999 Metallica and San Francisco Symphony show at the Berkeley Community Theatre, gearing fans up for this must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album.
This new trailer releases today as fans prepare for this weekend’s sold out shows which will see Metallica reunite with the San Francisco Symphony, with performances led in-part by legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. The film Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M² will be recorded live during the September 6th and 8th Chase Center concerts, in advance of its release in theaters around the globe this October.
Featuring the first live performances of original S&M arrangements since 1999 as well as symphonic versions of several songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to experience S&M2. Fans can find tickets for this one-night-only cinema event at metallica.film.
LINKS & DETAILS:
Global theatrical release date: October 9
“JAMES BOND” VIDEO LIVE NOW
FREE OUT SEPTEMBER 6 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
Iggy Pop has unveiled the first video from his upcoming album Free, out September 6 on Loma Vista Recordings.
Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for “James Bond” was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami.
“James Bond” is the second song to be released in advance of the new album, and has been hailed “infectious” by PASTE and by CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND as “a stylistic shift… magnetic.”
In Iggy’s own words, “James Bond” tells a story:
“I don’t know what she’s up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she’s taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.
I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy.”
Iggy Pop – Vocal
Faith Vern – Additional Voice
Leron Thomas – Trumpet
Robin Sherman – Bass
Thomas Glass – Drums
Ari Teitel – Guitar
Free, the album, is available for preorder now: https://found.ee/IG_Free.
While Free follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Post Pop Depression, it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. As THE NEW YORK TIMES remarked upon hearing the title track:
“Iggy Pop’s ‘Free’ is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, ‘I wanna be free.’ As the title song and opening track of an album due in September, it could lead anywhere.”
Full tracklisting for Free:
2. Loves Missing
4. James Bond
5. Dirty Sanchez
6. Glow In The Dark
8. We Are The People
9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10. The Dawn
For further information, stay tuned to Iggy’s site and socials.
LAUNCHES TICKETS & TRAILER FOR METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M² IN THEATERS 10/9
CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1999 PERFORMANCE AND GRAMMY-WINNING S&M ALBUM, METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY REUNITE FOR S&M².
THE FILM WILL FEATURE THE FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCES OF S&M ARRANGEMENTS IN 20 YEARS PLUS RENDITIONS OF SONGS WRITTEN AND RELEASED SINCE ORIGINAL SHOW.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM METALLICA.FILM
After the announcement of the forthcoming Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M² film last week, Trafalgar Releasing is excited to reveal the official trailer for the film. Metallica and San Francisco Symphony reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their original S&M (Symphony & Metallica) show with S&M², filmed at San Francisco’s new Chase Center. The film will be released on October 9th.
Tickets on sale now from metallica.film.
Watch the trailer HERE
The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and San Francisco Symphony and conducted by the late Michael Kamen in spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. 2019’s S&M² concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first-ever Metallica and San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original concert, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.
Legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas completes the first week of his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director with a special appearance, conducting a portion of the show.
Metallica’s first collaboration with San Francisco Symphony was documented by the Grammy-winning live album S&M.
Kymberli Frueh, SVP for Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing has said: “Trafalgar Releasing is excited to give Metallica fans around the world a chance to celebrate this anniversary concert together in local cinemas in October.
The original collaboration between two San Francisco legends—Metallica and San Francisco Symphony became a true moment in music history two decades ago. Reuniting again to perform S&M² is a salute to the legendary collaboration and creates a special moment for Metallica fans to see this iconic pairing.”
The event will be screened in cinemas around the world on October 9. More information can be found at metallica.film, where fans can sign up for event alerts including when tickets go on sale.
This announcement follows a busy 2019 in music for Trafalgar Releasing with the upcoming release of Roger Waters Us + Them, Rush: Cinema Stangiato, The 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Moviescoming to cinemas worldwide for the first time ever and BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, the latest film from K-Pop phenomenon BTS. Recent releases have included Tribeca documentary Between Me and My Mind about Phish front man Trey Anastasio, The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, Khalid Free Spirit and The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration.
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold nearly 120 million albums worldwide and generating more than 2.5 billion streams while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. The band’s several multi-platinum albums include Kill ‘em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, … And Justice for All, Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), Load, Reload, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, and most recently Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, released in November 2016 and charting at #1 in 32 countries.
Metallica’s numerous awards and accolades include nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In June of 2018, the band was awarded one of the most prestigious musical honors in the world: Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. Metallica is currently in the midst of its WorldWired tour, which began in 2016 and is scheduled to continue through 2020.
About Trafalgar Releasing
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialised content to over 4,000 cinemas in more than 100 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Funny Girl), iconic moments (Monty Python Live, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Roger Waters The Wall, David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ Burn the Stage the Movie, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, Muse Drones World Tour). Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.
“Not The News” EP Digital and Limited Edition 12” Vinyl Release August 2
ANIMA Out Now on XL Recordings
On August 2, Thom Yorke will be releasing an EP of remixes for the track “Not The News” from his new album, ANIMA (XL Recordings).
The EP will be available to stream and download from midnight and as a white label 12”, limited to 3000 copies worldwide in stores soon. Available to pre order at: https://thomyorke.ffm.to/ntnrmx
The full track list of both the digital and physical editions of the Not The News EP is:
A1. Not The News (Extendo Mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich)
A2. Not The News (Mark Pritchard Remix)
B1. Not The News (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Time Cow & Gavsborg)
B2. Not The News (Clark Remix)
Accompanied by a “one-reeler,” also entitled ANIMA, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and available exclusively via Netflix, ANIMA was released across digital platforms on Thursday, June 27. The album’s physical release followed July 19 with formats including CD, black double vinyl, and a deluxe 180g heavyweight orange double vinyl including a 40-page book of lyrics, and pencil drawings by Stanley Donwood and Dr Tchock.
Featuring several songs debuted live over the course of Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes performances, ANIMA was written by Yorke, produced by Godrich and features the London Contemporary Orchestra on all tracks.
Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri recently completed a series of live dates throughout Europe, Japan, and Korea, and will return to North America in September with special guest Andrea Belfi.
See below for a complete itinerary.
26th – Laval, Quebec – Place Bell
27th – Toronto – Scotiabank Arena
28th – Pittsburgh – Stage AE
30th – Columbus – Express Live!
4th – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
6th – Atlanta – Fox Theatre
9th – New Orleans – Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
11th – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
18th – Berkeley – Greek Theatre
20th – Seattle – Paramount Theatre [sold out]
21st – Vancouver – Orpheum [sold out]
22nd – Portland – The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall [sold out]
25th – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl
26th – Las Vegas – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
29th – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre [sold out]
30th – Los Angeles — Greek Theatre
Paul McCartney is writing his first musical – an adaptation of one of the world’s most loved films
It’s A Wonderful Life
Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Produced by Bill Kenwright
Today, Paul confirms a career first. He is working on a musical stage adaptation of one of the most iconic films in cinema history – Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s “The Greatest Gift” the legendary movie was directed and produced by Frank Capra and released in 1946.
Paul has partnered with British theatre and film impresario Bill Kenwright who will produce the show. Bill originally approached Paul three years ago after acquiring the rights to the much-loved film that over seven decades since its release continues to be a Prime-Time must for television audiences all around the world. Paul and Bill enjoy a lifetime’s connection having both been born and raised in Liverpool, and both attended the Liverpool Institute High School (now LIPA – the acclaimed performing arts academy founded by Paul).
In addition to writing the music Paul has been working on the lyrics with the Tony Award winning English screen and play writer Lee Hall, who is also responsible for the book of the musical.
As a child Paul inherited a love of Broadway and show tunes from his father Jim who would perform at home on the family piano on every occasion possible, and this influence would eventually permeate into Paul’s own song-writing and diverse compositions.
Speaking about this news Paul said:
“Like many of these things this all started with an email. Bill had asked if it was something I might be up for. Writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is a universal story we can all relate to.”
Bill Kenwright said:
“Working with Paul on “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a dream realised. To be honest I was hooked on first hearing him say “one/two/three/four” on the demo of the opening number! But since then it’s been an extraordinary journey – on every song I experience Paul’s unique gift of melody and composition. It’s musical theatre – but it’s always McCartney.
Paul, Lee, and I use the word “cherish” when we refer to our source material and that’s what we intend to do. Cherish Frank Capra’s creation.”
Lee Hall said:
“It’s A Wonderful Life is my favourite film. It has absolutely everything comedy, pathos and a rare humanity which has touched generation after generation. Yet it just couldn’t be more relevant. To give it a life on the stage is an immense privilege in itself but to do with Paul McCartney is off the scale. Paul’s wit, emotional honesty and melodic brilliance brings a whole new depth and breadth to the classic tale. I feel as if an angel must be looking after me.”
Paul, who has written some of the world’s most loved, celebrated and enduring music, has musically realised the emotional story of a man down on his luck George Bailey. Unaware of all the lives he has touched and how different his community would be had he never been born; George is close to suicide. However, he is saved by the intervention of a guardian angel – and, of course, as in all feel good, but resonant movies, George realises the true value of his life.
Some 70 years since the release of the film the story still remains relevant today, probably even more so, as a reminder to cherish family, friends and the life you have, something Paul McCartney has always strived to do in his own life and work.
For Bill Kenwright, the production will be a lifetime’s ambition. As a very young producer, Bill personally reached out to Frank Capra to see if he could get the rights to turn the film into a musical. Bill received a lovely handwritten letter by reply – but it contained a no! However, out of the blue, many decades later he was offered the rights when he was in the middle of another project with Paramount. It was a massive moment for the now hugely successful producer, and he dared to dream of involving his school friend on what would be Paul’s first major musical journey. They met, and amongst discussing all things Liverpool, school and rock and roll, they sort of agreed to take things further…
It wasn’t until two years later that Paul shared his first musical ideas with Bill. Bill recalls: “It was a Friday night and I was in the office. I suppose you could say it hadn’t been the best of weeks. No real progress on multitudinous film and theatre projects – and Everton had lost the previous Saturday. Out of the blue I got an email from Paul asking my thoughts on his first stab at an opening song. He wasn’t sure – but wanted to know what Lee and I thought of it? I played the demo. Lee and I were unanimous. Our hero was a musical theatre writer!”
Paul was in the middle of releasing his number one album ‘Egypt Station’ in September 2018 as well as launching a global tour to support the album release, but in between touring and album commitments Paul found time to work with Lee Hall on more songs. Both here and in New York.
Bill remembers another moment in January of this year the day after he’d watched Everton lose in an FA Cup match at Millwall. He was inconsolable – but Lee rang him from the airport after working with Paul in New York and brought over a further six tracks in demo form. His gloom started to lift…
“They exceeded expectations for both of us. The songs take you somewhere you don’t expect to go. They sound simple – but it’s deceptive. That’s Paul’s genius. I don’t have to tell any lover of music how extraordinary he is – but he constantly takes my breath away. Since we worked together on the The Pitmen Painters Lee has been a special writer and person to me. And it’s a privilege to watch Paul and Lee create so vibrantly together.”
Having just completed the US leg of his current Freshen Up world tour in front of a sell-out audience at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium last weekend, Paul is still in the final stages of completing songs for his entry into musical theatre. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is set to launch in late 2020.