The Latest

Upcoming Releases:

VAMPIRE WEEKEND: Father Of The Bride (Columbia Records) May 3rd

RAMMSTEIN: TBA (Caroline Records) May 17th

BECK: Hyperspace (Capitol Records) Date TBA

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BECK

“SAW LIGHTNING”

NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

NEW ALBUM HYPERSPACE ON ITS WAY FROM THE FUTURE

Beck has offered fans a glimpse of the future today in the form of “Saw Lightning,” a stunning new track featuring Beck’s unmistakable raw acoustic slide guitar and harmonica playing. “Saw Lightning” was written and produced by Beck and Pharrell Williams, who contributes drums, keyboards and mumbles. 

“Saw Lightning” is available both as a single and as the perfect music to power the new Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro campaign, a high-energy film directed by Grammy Award-winning filmmaker Hiro Murai.

“Saw Lightning” is the first track to be released from Beck’s forthcoming Hyperspace, to be released via Capitol Records at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum. In the meantime, Beck fans can tide themselves over with his already prolific 2019 output, including “Tarantula” from Music Inspired by ROMA, “Super Cool” (featuring Robyn & The Lonely Island) from The LEGO Movie 2, and most recently his feature appearance on Cage The Elephant’s “Night Running.”

Hyperspace will be Beck’s 14th album, following 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards earlier this year.

Photo Credit: Citizen Kane Wayne

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RADIOHEAD: SCOTT JOHNSON INQUEST

The inquest into the death of our friend and crew member, Scott Johnson, has now concluded. The inquest itself was conducted in a constructive, thorough and fair-minded way. It revealed the negligence and failings that led to Scott’s death. 

A verdict of accidental death was returned, which feels frustratingly insufficient given that the stage collapse was shown the be preventable. The jury have made sound and practical recommendations to prevent such an accident happening again and to ensure the future safety of show crews and audiences. It’s up to all of us now to make sure that these recommendations are implemented. 

We’d like to express our gratitude to the Coroner’s Office and the Jury for their tireless work in the Inquest. Our love and respect go out to Ken and Sue Johnson, Scott’s parents. He will be forever in our thoughts.

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ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION

SECOND ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE

Metallica, All Within My Hands & Feeding America Partnering with 50+ Food Banks on May 22nd

Last year’s first ever All Within My Hands Day of Service enlisted more than 1,000 volunteers to spend a day working at local food banks across the U.S.. 

And now the All Within My Hands Foundation announces its second annual Day of Service on Wednesday, May 22nd. Once again Metallica fans across the U.S. are invited to volunteer for a day at food banks in communities that have supported Metallica on its North American dates over the course of the WorldWired Tour.

In cooperation with Feeding America, Metallica and AWMH have been proud to make contributions to their local partners in those cities. Now, once again, they humbly ask their friends across the country to supporting the fight against hunger in their neighborhoods.  

More than 50 food banks will be participating in this year’s activities–more than twice as many as last year—and each registered volunteer will receive a special All Within My Hands T-shirt commemorating our united Day of Service. Please note that space is limited and therefore registering in advance is mandatory. Unfortunately it will not be possible to accept walk-ins.

For a complete list of participating food banks and information on how to register to volunteer, go to metallica.com or allwithinmyhands.org.

Those who do not live near one of the participating food banks, or are otherwise unavailable on May 22nd, are encouraged to visit www.feedingamerica.org to see how they can contribute.  

Metallica thanks everyone who continues to support the efforts of All Within My Hands and the local organizations the band and foundation have been honored to assist.  A special thanks goes out to Metallica and AWMH’s friends at Salesforce for their help in making this Day of Service happen.

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND

NEW TRACKS “THIS LIFE” AND “UNBEARABLY WHITE” OUT NOW

OFFICIAL AUDIO VIDEOS AVAILABLE 
HERE
 
FATHER OF THE BRIDE OUT MAY 3RD ON COLUMBIA RECORDS 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Vampire Weekend have shared the final two tracks before releasing their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride, out May 3rd on Columbia Records. 

The official audio videos for “This Life” and “Unbearably White” are available HERE and can be streamed across all digital platforms. 

“This Life” features backing vocals from Danielle Haim and additional guitar from Ezra Koenig’s partner-in-crime on his Beats1 radio show Time Crisis, Jake Longstreth. In keeping with the album’s familial spirit, these newly revealed guest appearances expand the supporting cast Koenig set out to assemble from day one.

The song was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Ezra Koenig with additional production by Dave Macklovitch. 

“Unbearably White” was written by Ezra Koenig and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Koenig with additional production by BloodPop.

Pre-orders for Vampire Weekend’s ridiculously anticipated Father of the Bride are available now. For physical pre-order, including CD, cassette, standard black vinyl and exclusive limited edition orange vinyl, click here.

Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend will soon embark on their most ambitious tour ever as the band continues to sell out arenas and amphitheaters nationwide. Check back as additional seats are being made available to accommodate fans 

See below for a full routing. 

VAMPIRE WEEKEND
North American Father of the Bride Tour 2019 
05/17-19/19 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival
05/25/2019 – Middlesbrough, UK – Big Weekend 2019
06/05/19 — Toronto, ON — RBC Echo Beach
06/07/19 — Indianapolis, IN — Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
06/08/19 — Milwaukee, WI — BMO Harris Pavilion
06/09/19 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
06/11/19 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee
06/12/19 —  St. Louis, MO — Fabulous Fox Theatre
06/14/19 — Cleveland, OH — Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
06/15/19 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion
06/16/19 — Chicago, IL — Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/18/19 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater
06/21/19 — Raleigh, NC — Red Hat Amphitheater
06/22/19 — Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/23/19 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06/26-30/19 – Shepton Mallet, UK – Glastonbury Festival
07/01/19 – Dublin, Ireland – Trinity College
07/2-5/19 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07/5-7/19 – Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
07/11/19 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
07/12/19 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival
07/27-28/19 – Detroit, MI – Mo Pop Festival
08/16/19 — Oklahoma City, OK — The Criterion
08/17/19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
08/18/19 — Dallas, TX —The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/20/19 — Austin, TX — ACL Live
08/21/19 — Austin, TX — ACL Live
08/24/19 — Miami, FL — James L. Knight Center
08/25/19 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
08/27/19 — Atlanta, GA — Fox Theatre
08/30/19 — Norfolk, VA — Ted Constant Convocation Center
09/03/19 — Boston, MA — Agganis Arena
09/04/19 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/06/19 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
09/08/19 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS
09/25/19 — Vancouver, BC — Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
09/27/19 — Seattle, WA — WaMu Theater
09/28/19 — Portland, OR — McMenamins Edgefield
10/01/19 — San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/02/19 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl
10/03/19 — San Diego, CA — CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/06/19 — Salt Lake City, UT— The Complex
10/08/19 — Denver, CO— Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11/07/19 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
11/08/19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/09/19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/11/19 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/13/19 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
11/16/19 – Paris, France – Le Zenith
11/18/19 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
11/19/19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live

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JENNY LEWIS:

ON THE LINE ON THE CHARTS 

#1 U.S. ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

#1 VINYL ALBUM

#1 INTERNET ALBUM

#2 CURRENT ROCK ALBUM

#4 BILLBOARD TOP ALBUMS, TOP CURRENT ALBUMS, DIGITAL ALBUMS & CURRENT DIGITAL ALBUMS

#34 ON BILLBOARD 200

CHICAGO DATE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 8th 2019

Lo Res

Critical acclaim meets commercial fame as Jenny Lewis’s On The Line (Warner Bros. Records) has made its explosive debut across the U.S. charts: #1 Alternative Album, LP Vinyl Albums and Internet Albums; #2 Current Rock Albums; #4 Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Digital Albums and Current Digital Albums; and #34 on the Billboard Top 200.

On The Line has been heralded as “(FOUR STARS) glorious” by Rolling Stone and her “best work to date” by Vulture, and the reviews continue to thunderously roll in with the most recent round of raves:

“The best of her four albums outside of Rilo Kiley, On The Line is absolutely dazzling. It sounds decidedly grown up, mature both lyrically and musically, and it’s a spectacular studio effort. Lewis sings contemplative lyrics with a glamorous edge, giving us an album that’s as much a rock ‘n’ roll relaxer as it is a lyrical thunderbolt…her best solo work to date.” — PASTE

“On the Line is classic Jenny… the elegant flourishes of a seasoned and confident songwriter…This record sounds like dream, idiosyncratically but immaculately produced, full of the sorts of little details that make a song feel crafted rather than just made…If there’s one sound that never gets old, it’s the irregular beat of Jenny Lewis’s heart.”— THE RINGER

“Jenny Lewis made a classic record with some of the finest players in rock and roll history because her songs are so special, so magical, so well crafted, that they should all be so lucky to get to play on it.“ —TALKHOUSE (Dave Hause)

After her most recent rapturous performance at Nashville’s hallowed Ryman Auditorium, Jenny will continue to dazzle the masses with her legendary performances as she brings On The Line to life on the road, with critics most recently praising her live show as:

 “If the stage can be a pulpit, then Jenny Lewis filled the pews Friday night at the Palace Theatre…There’s nothing wrong with preaching to the choir when the music is this good.” — CITY PAGES

“a masterful story teller… it was the material off of On The Line that was the most captivating and really connected with the audience…Jenny Lewis continues to evolve and shine a light into the recesses of our souls.” — TWIN CITIES MEDIA

She has also confirmed the rescheduled Chicago date for Saturday, June 8th, 2019; tickets purchased for the original date will be honored.

Grab your copy of On The Line now and catch Jenny as she hits the road across North America. See below for the full run of dates and visit https://www.jennylewis.com/tour/ for tickets.

JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE 2019 TOUR DATES
New dates in bold


04/02/19 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival %
04/04/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly %
04/05/19 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall %
04/06/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater %
04/07/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %
04/09/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre %
04/10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall %
04/12/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse %
04/13-14/19 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
05/10/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
05/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
05/13/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
05/14/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre
05/16/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/17/19 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
05/18/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
05/20/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
05/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
05/22/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/24/19 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
05/25/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
05/26/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
06/08/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre 
06/10/19 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom *
06/11/19 — Portland, ME — Thompsons Point *
06/12/19 — Burlington, VT — The Green at Shelburne *
06/14/19 — New Haven, CT —College Street *
06/15/19 — Queens, NY — Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *
06/16/19 — Portsmouth, NH — Prescott Park Arts Festival
06/18/19 — Detroit, MI — The Masonic *
06/20/19 — Toronto, ON — Echo Beach *
06/21/19 — Cooperstown, NY — Ommegang Brewery *
06/22/19 — Northampton, MA — Calvin Theatre
07/10/19 — Aspen, CO — The Belly Up
07/11/19 — Park City, UT — Snowpark Outdoor Amphitheater @ Deer Valley Resort
07/12/19 — Jackson, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
07/14/19 — Whitefish, MT — Under The Big Sky Festival
07/18/19 — Henham Park, Suffolk, UK — Latitude Festival
07/24/19 — Brighton, UK — Komedia
07/25/19 — London, UK — Electric Ballroom
07/27/19 — Edinburgh, UK — Queens Hall
07/28/19 — Manchester, UK — RNCM Concert Hall
07/29/19 — Dublin, IE — The Button Factory
08/17/19 — St. Louis — The Paegent
09/05/19 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
09/07/19 — Wilmington, NC— Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
09/08/19 — St. Augustine, FL — Sing Out Loud Festival
09/10/19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
09/11/19 — Orlando, FL — The Beacham
09/13/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic
09/14/19 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
09/15/19 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre
09/17/19 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
09/18/19 — Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan Theatre
09/21/19 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
09/22/19 — Franklin, TN — Pilgrimage
09/29/19 — Dana Point, CA — Ohana Festival
10/25/19 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
10/26/19 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre

* Supporting Death Cab For Cutie
% w/ The Watson Twins

Follow Jenny Lewis:

Website
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Youtube

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RAMMSTEIN

“DEUTSCHLAND” SINGLE & VIDEO OUT NOW

NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 17TH, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM MARCH 28TH

RAMMSTEIN has released “DEUTSCHLAND,” the first single from the band’s long awaited seventh album, due out May 17 on Caroline Records in the U.S. and available for pre-order now.

Accompanied by a video directed by SPECTER BERLIN that can be seen here “DEUTSCHLAND” is the first music to revealed from the first new RAMMSTEIN studio album since 2009’s LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA.

The new album is produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN. 

RAMMSTEIN is CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER, FLAKE LORENZ, OLIVER RIEDEL, PAUL LANDERS, RICHARD Z. KRUSPE, and TILL LINDEMANN.

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JENNY LEWIS

OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “RED BULL & HENNESSY” NOW LIVE

FEATURING BECK, ST. VINCENT, VANESSA BAYER, JASON SCHWARTZMAN, DANIELLE HAIM, DAVID ARQUETTE, MAC DEMARCO, NIKKI LANE AND MANY MORE!

DIRECTED & EDITED BY ERIC NOTARNICOLA

ON THE LINE OUT NOW ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Following the rapturous reaction to the release of On The Line, Jenny Lewis is proud to unveil the star-studded video for “Red Bull & Hennessy,” available now for your viewing pleasure: https://JennyLewis.lnk.to/RBHVid

Directed and edited by Eric Notarnicola (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Nathan For YouWho Is America?), the video is taken from the wonderfully surrealistic and hilarious “On The Line Online — The Three Hour Listening Party & Fundraiser” that raised over $10,000 for the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center back in February.

“Red Bull & Hennessy” features cameos from Beck, Annie Clark a/k/a St. Vincent, Vanessa Bayer, Jason Schwartzman, Danielle Haim, David Arquette, Mac DeMarco, Nikki Lane and many more special guests—including the great Jerry Cohen. Viewers are given unique glimpses of the madcap fun and behind-the-scenes moments brilliantly captured from a once-in-a-lifetime evening. In case you missed it, you can watch On The Line Online in its entirety HERE.

On The Line was released March 22nd and continues to draw the highest critical praise of Jenny’s career, including:

“(FOUR STARS) As glorious as the sound of this thing is, glinting with letter-perfect ‘70s-rock sonics and touches of 21st-century psychedelic irony, the songs are the show…The magic trick comes together in Lewis’ tone, ever so faintly wry, which lets her look into the camera at the same time she’s playing the part, Jean Seberg in Breathless. No moment epitomizes this more than when she sings the words ‘rock and roll’ on ‘Do-Si-Do,’ wrapped in clouds of gossamer synthetics and reverb. It’s glorious and masterfully plastic, and so genuinely ecstatic the quotation marks around that sullied genre moniker take on their own beauty — the gild on a joyously self-aware hustle that’s all the truer for it.” —ROLLING STONE

“Jenny Lewis’s best work to date…On the Line makes good art out of hard times in the same way that Leonard Cohen once peered out of a hotel window on an unfamiliar world and wearily claimed that ‘the stories of the street are mine.’..a triumph of patient refinement… Jenny Lewis has spent the last 20 years writing a new story, one where her experiences in Hollywood, both good and bad, enrich her art, and she, in turn, enriches us.” —VULTURE

“evokes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and the lush studio production of Laurel Canyon folk-rock and Fleetwood Mac “Rumours”-style commercialism…her blend of literate melancholy and sun-kissed classic rock/folk/pop draws on her California predecessors…Lewis doesn’t want to wallow in the wreckage, she wants to transcend it” CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“quite possibly Lewis’s best album to date…There’s a renewed strength to Lewis’s voice — which reaches untold heights here as it moves from whispered falsetto to potent clarion call…the final result on display in “On the Line” — from the somber waltz of “Do Si Do” to the swell of strings at the climax of “Taffy” — is a new high watermark for a musician who’s never been willing to let a little rain get the best of her.” VARIETY

“arena-sized rock with a pristine polish…Lewis has made her best-sounding record yet.” —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND (Album of the Week)

“has a big, bold sound and a mature, unapologetic take on desire…[a] terrific album by one of this millennium’s most reliable rock figures” THE ATLANTIC

“She’s still the same beautifully honest singer and songwriter she’s always been, but she’s armed with a killer new look and an album that feels incredibly personal…On The Line shimmers and sparkles even in moments of sadness, desperation, and frustration…Sonically, Lewis is having a blast with On the Line, getting comfy in a bigger, glossier sound that suits her easy, angelic voice so well…sweeps us up into the colorful world Lewis is so masterful at creating in her music, and wherever we’re at in our own lives, we can find some comfort knowing she’s felt those same feels, too.”—NO DEPRESSION

“The fourth album from the California indie rock icon features some of her strongest songwriting, sung gorgeously and told with biting detail” —PITCHFORK

Grab your copy of On The Line now and catch Jenny as she hits the road across North America. See below for the full run of dates and visit https://www.jennylewis.com/tour/ for tickets.

JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE 2019 TOUR DATES

03/29/19 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace #
03/30/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #
03/31/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium $
04/02/19 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival %
04/04/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly %
04/05/19 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall %
04/06/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater %
04/07/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %
04/09/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre %
04/10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall %
04/12/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse %
04/13-14/19 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
05/10/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
05/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
05/13/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
05/14/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre
05/16/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/17/19 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
05/18/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
05/20/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
05/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
05/22/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/24/19 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
05/25/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
05/26/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
06/10/19 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom *
06/11/19 — Portland, ME — Thompsons Point *
06/12/19 — Burlington, VT — The Green at Shelburne *
06/14/19 — New Haven, CT —College Street *
06/15/19 — Queens, NY — Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *
06/16/19 — Portsmouth, NH — Prescott Park Arts Festival
06/18/19 — Detroit, MI — The Masonic *
06/20/19 — Toronto, ON — Echo Beach *
06/21/19 — Cooperstown, NY — Ommegang Brewery *
06/22/19 — Northampton, MA — Calvin Theatre
07/10/19 — Aspen, CO — The Belly Up
07/11/19 — Park City, UT — Snowpark Outdoor Amphitheater @ Deer Valley Resort
07/12/19 — Jackson, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
07/14/19 — Whitefish, MT — Under The Big Sky Festival
07/18/19 — Henham Park, Suffolk, UK — Latitude Festival
07/24/19 — Brighton, UK — Komedia
07/25/19 — London, UK — Electric Ballroom
07/27/19 — Edinburgh, UK — Queens Hall
07/28/19 — Manchester, UK — RNCM Concert Hall
07/29/19 — Dublin, IE — The Button Factory
08/17/19 — St. Louis — The Paegent
09/05/19 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
09/07/19 — Wilmington, NC— Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
09/08/19 — St. Augustine, FL — Sing Out Loud Festival
09/10/19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
09/11/19 — Orlando, FL — The Beacham
09/13/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic
09/14/19 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
09/15/19 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre
09/17/19 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
09/18/19 — Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan Theatre
09/21/19 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
09/22/19 — Franklin, TN — Pilgrimage
09/29/19 — Dana Point, CA — Ohana Festival
10/25/19 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
10/26/19 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre

* Supporting Death Cab For Cutie
# w/ Serengeti
$ w/ The Cactus Blossoms
% w/ The Watson Twins

Follow Jenny Lewis:

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Youtube

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AFRICA EXPRESS

New 4-Track EP: ‘MOLO’
Listen Here: https://africa-express.lnk.to/Molo

Featured artists include: 
Damon Albarn, BCUC, Georgia, Ghetts, Gruff Rhys, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, Infamous Boiz, Remi Kabaka and Zolani Mahola

Watch EP trailer video featuring track ‘NAYENA’ here
https://youtu.be/YgCUyfXdlkI

Additional Artists Confirmed for ‘Africa Express: The Circus’ show on 29 March

Part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture celebrations

New studio album coming this summer

Music collective Africa Express today announce the release of a brand new 4-track EP of electronic music titled MOLO. Listen here.

MOLO – the Xhosa* word for hello – is the meeting of musical minds which occurred when Africa Express travelled to Johannesburg for a week of discovery, collaboration, music-making and live performances. The trip saw artists including Damon Albarn, Blue May, Gruff Rhys, Georgia, Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Otim Alpha and Poté come together with emerging and established stars of the buzzing South African music scene including Sho Madjozi, BCUC, Blk Jks, Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Zolani Mahola (Freshly Ground) and Maskandi guitar legend Phuzekhemisi – to complete an electronic album in just 7 days.

That album is scheduled for release this summer on the newly created label Africa Express Records. More info to be announced soon.

The track listing for the EP MOLO is:

  1. Nayena ft Infamous Boiz, Morena Leraba, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Zolani Mahola, Remi Kabaka
  2. No Games ft Muzi, Ghetts, Sho Madjozi, Moonchild Sanelly, Poté, Radio123
  3. Xhosa ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Otim Alpha, Damon Albarn, Blue May, Georgia, Nick Zinner, BCUC, Blk Jks
  4. Vessels ft. Phuzekhemisi, Gruff Rhys, Muzi, BCUC

On 29 March, Africa Express will play a sold-out one-off gig in a circus tent in Leytonstone to headline the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture celebrations.

New names confirmed to join the line-up are: Afrikan Boy, Dennis Bovell, Dobnet Gnahore, Georgia, Jockstrap (Georgia Ellery), Kinshasa Sound System, Khaladjula, Krar Collective, Michael Kikuwanu, Poté, Slaves, The Turbans, Terry Reid, Toya Delazy, Tony Allen and Yasmine Hamdan.

Participating artists already confirmed for the Waltham Forest show include: Batida, Damon Albarn, Django Django, Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice), Gruff Rhys, Imarhan, Joan As Police Woman, Mista Silva, Moonchild Sanelly, Morena Leraba, Muzi, Onipa, Rokia Traoré, Sibot and The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

To pre-order MOLO, visit https://africa-express.lnk.to/Molo

NOTES TO EDITORS:*Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa.

For more information on Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 visit https://wfculture19.co.uk/

About Africa Express

Hailed as the most revolutionary force in popular music for two decades, Africa Express brings together musicians from different cultures, genres and generations to break boundaries and offer a new perspective on Africa and its music. Each event is unique, based upon on-the-spot collaboration and filled with unique moments of magic.

It was founded in 2006 with a trip to Mali linking the likes of co-founder Damon Albarn, Martha Wainwright and Fatboy Slim with local stars such as Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyaté and Amadou & Mariam. Then came the first public event: a legendary five-hour show at Glastonbury described by The Times as “an absolute lose-yourself epiphany for everyone who was there”.

Africa Express has since hosted trips to Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Africa and Mali. It has also staged lauded shows in Lagos, London and Liverpool, as well as festivals across Europe such as Roskilde in Denmark and bespoke shows before 25,000 people in Paris city centre and 50,000 on a Spanish beach. Each performance is unique, with artists taking part creating the set before the show, and all have been met with rave reviews, inspiring artists and audiences alike.

In 2012, Africa Express filled a vintage train with 100 African and Western artists to play a week of shows across England, Wales and Scotland as part of the London 2012 Olympic Festival. The extraordinary tour, with performances in shops, schools and station platforms as well as more traditional venues, made waves worldwide with the likes of Baaba Maal and Carl Barat touring together. The final five-hour gig at King’s Cross saw Bassekou Kouyaté, Damon Albarn, Fatoumata Diawara, John Paul Jones, Gruff Rhys, Paul McCartney and Rokia Traoré all performing together at one stage.

The following year Africa Express returned to Bamako, Mali following the coup and Islamist takeover in the north to record two critically acclaimed albums (Africa Express Presents… Maison des Jeunes and Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali) with local artists.  The In C Mali live performance project has subsequently been performed in partnership with Ruhrtriennale, Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris and The Space / Tate Modern.

In 2016 more than 50 Syrian musicians and singers were reunited by Africa Express as The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians for a European tour alongside guests including Damon Albarn, Rachid Taha, Paul Weller and Bassekou Kouyaté. For many of the Syrians, it was the first time they had seen each other since the outbreak of conflict five years earlier. The widely acclaimed tour, and subsequent album, helped highlight and celebrate the remarkable music culture of Syria, providing a more positive perspective than seen in the news. 

Last year saw Africa Express head to Johannesburg, South Africa to record an electronic album in a week of discovery, collaboration, music-making and live performances. Details of new releases from this latest exciting project from Africa Express are coming soon.

JENNY LEWIS

ON THE LINE OUT TODAY ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

WATCH JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! PERFORMANCES HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF MARCH 26TH IN BLOOMINGTON, IL

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At long last, the wait is over. The highly anticipated fourth solo album from Jenny Lewisis out today on Warner Bros. Records, available now at your local record store and all digital platforms: https://JennyLewis.lnk.to/OTL 

The 11 all-new original songs were written by Lewis and recorded at Capitol Records’ Studio B, and feature a backing band of legendary talent including Beck, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner and Ringo Starr.

Reviews for On The Line are already ablaze with some of the highest critical praise of Jenny’s illustrious career:

“Her best solo album to date…she’s never recorded anything quite like On The Line. Her fourth solo album and first since 2014’s The Voyager sounds humongous: rafter-raising vocals, pianos that seem to ring out endlessly, and, on ‘Red Bull & Hennessy’ and ‘On The Line,’ an earth-shaking double-drum attack courtesy of session warhorse Jim Keltner and Ringo Starr. On The Line is the crispest-sounding entry in Lewis’ catalog, and the most emotionally complex” —AV CLUB

“sublime…might be her greatest work yet” —UPROXX

“Her best album in more than a decade” —WASHINGTON POST

“Her most opulent record to date, swinging from the stately folk of ‘Heads Gonna Roll’ to the cosmic rock of ‘Little White Dove”’ and ‘Red Bull & Hennessy,’ on which she fully channels 1980s Stevie Nicks…yet through her dulcet-voiced vignettes, Lewis carries a reassuring resonance that it’s going to be all right.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 

“A sure-footed, Americana-tinged set led by a narrator who sounds world-weary and wiser for it.” —LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE

“On The Line’s sound is the biggest Lewis has ever created, but her unmistakable voice and knack for good storytelling keep it very much her own.”—BUST

“Jenny Lewis is an absolute legend…On The Line is another solid, gorgeously composed pop-rock Americana album from one of the most dependable songwriters in the game…there’s not a throwaway on the album…Lewis’ voice is a powerhouse…if it takes another five years to create a worthy follow-up then so be it.”—RELIX 

“Lewis has always been a meticulous, detailed writer…the combination of her circumstances and the ambitious mix of musical styles behind her lyrics here makes her songs more poignant than ever. And she has plenty of first-class help to realize her vision.” —NEWSDAY 

Preceding the album’s release, Jenny—backed by her live band featuring Jason Boesel, Jason Crosby, Dylan Day, Solomon Dorsey and Emily Elbert—made her triumphant return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! with stunning performances. In case you missed it, tune in here: https://JennyLewis.lnk.to/JKL

Following a whirlwind release week that also includes two very special in-store performances at Amoeba Hollywood and Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, Jenny will be kicking off her North American On The Line tour in Bloomington, IL at The Castle Theatre. The full itinerary can be found below; grab your tickets NOW at https://www.jennylewis.com/tour/.

JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE 2019 TOUR DATES

03/26/19 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre #
03/27/19 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee #
03/29/19 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace #
03/30/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #
03/31/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium $
04/02/19 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival %
04/04/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly %
04/05/19 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall %
04/06/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater %
04/07/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %
04/09/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre %
04/10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall %
04/12/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse %
04/13-14/19 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
05/10/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
05/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
05/13/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
05/14/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre
05/16/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/17/19 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
05/18/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
05/20/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
05/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
05/22/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/24/19 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
05/25/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
05/26/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
06/10/19 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom *
06/11/19 — Portland, ME — Thompsons Point *
06/12/19 — Burlington, VT — The Green at Shelburne *
06/14/19 — New Haven, CT —College Street *
06/15/19 — Queens, NY — Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *
06/16/19 — Portsmouth, NH — Prescott Park Arts Festival
06/18/19 — Detroit, MI — The Masonic *
06/20/19 — Toronto, ON — Echo Beach *
06/21/19 — Cooperstown, NY — Ommegang Brewery *
06/22/19 — Northampton, MA — Calvin Theatre
07/10/19 — Aspen, CO — The Belly Up
07/11/19 — Park City, UT — Snowpark Outdoor Amphitheater @ Deer Valley Resort
07/12/19 — Jackson, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
07/14/19 — Whitefish, MT — Under The Big Sky Festival
07/18/19 — Henham Park, Suffolk, UK — Latitude Festival
07/24/19 — Brighton, UK — Komedia
07/25/19 — London, UK — Electric Ballroom
07/27/19 — Edinburgh, UK — Queens Hall
07/28/19 — Manchester, UK — RNCM Concert Hall
07/29/19 — Dublin, IE — The Button Factory
08/17/19 — St. Louis — The Paegent
09/05/19 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
09/07/19 — Wilmington, NC— Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
09/08/19 — St. Augustine, FL — Sing Out Loud Festival
09/10/19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
09/11/19 — Orlando, FL — The Beacham
09/13/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic
09/14/19 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
09/15/19 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre
09/17/19 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
09/18/19 — Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan Theatre
09/21/19 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
09/22/19 — Franklin, TN — Pilgrimage
09/29/19 — Dana Point, CA — Ohana Festival
10/25/19 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
10/26/19 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre

* Supporting Death Cab For Cutie
# w/ Serengeti
$ w/ The Cactus Blossoms
% w/ The Watson Twins


BEASTIE BOYS STORY

Third Brooklyn Event Added Due To Popular Demand

Tickets For New Date On Sale Thursday March 21st at 10am Local Time

https://www.beastieboysbook.com/

With their previously announced Philadelphia and two Brooklyn shows having sold out instantly, Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond have confirmed a third night in Brooklyn for Beastie Boys Story – A 2 Person 1 Man Show About 3 Kids Who Started a Band Together – As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz. Directed by Spike Jonze.

The full itinerary is as follows:

April 5: Philadelphia, PA – The Tower Theater (SOLD OUT)
April 8: Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 9: Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 10: Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

Tickets are on sale to the public Thursday, March 21st at 10am local time. More information at BeastieBoys.com and Ticketmaster.com, or visit BeastieBoysBook.com.


METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Present
S&M2: 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
SEPTEMBER 6TH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION AT THE CHASE CENTER

In celebration of the historic grand opening of the Chase Center—the new 18,064-seat arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood—two preeminent musical forces of the Bay Area will join together for the first time in 20 years: On Friday, September 6, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will commemorate this most anticipated addition to San Francisco’s cultural landscape by christening the new Chase Center stage with a one-night-only show. The S&M2 concert will also mark the 20th anniversary of Metallica and the SF Symphony’s groundbreaking 1999  S&M (“Symphony & Metallica”) concerts—and its subsequent film and album releases.

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.

The announcement was made earlier today at Chase Center with a press conference with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, who joined Michael Tilson Thomas from San Francisco Symphony. Warriors Owner and CEO Joe Lacob and Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed for today’s press conference event as well. For a video of today’s press conference, CLICK HERE.

“Bringing together Metallica and San Francisco Symphony 20 years later for our first event at Chase Center is going to be an incredible and unique performance for the Bay Area,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “This announcement is one of many of the must-see acts we’ll have as we continue to add a variety and diversity of shows to Chase Center’s calendar.”

“This is beyond exciting on so many fronts,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “The fact that San Francisco is finally getting a much needed world-class arena, the fact that Metallica get to be part of the opening celebration, the fact that we get to revisit S&M 20 years later, and the fact that we get to share the stage not only with the San Francisco Symphony once again, but with the legend himself, MTT, as he kicks off his final year as music director here in San Francisco. This is mind-blowingly awesome… bring it on ASAP!!!”

“The San Francisco Symphony is delighted to be a part of the Chase Center’s opening week, and to perform once again with Metallica to recreate the magic of the historic S&M concerts,” said San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. “I’m happy to join with my friends in Metallica to make this an extraordinary only-in-San Francisco music event.”

The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony conducted by the late Michael Kamen In spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. The S&M album, was released later that year, winning a Best Rock Instrumental Performance GRAMMY for its version of “The Call of Ktulu.” The S&M2 concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first ever Metallica/San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original S&M, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.

The first presale event begins on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. exclusively for Metallica Fan Club members, with an additional presale event at 12:00 p.m. for Chase cardholders. Additional presale events will be held for Chase Center Membership members on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. and for Warriors Season Ticket Priority Wait List members on Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by visiting chasecenter.com.


BEASTIE BOYS STORY
As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz

Directed By Spike Jonze

Live On Stage

Philadelphia & Brooklyn Event Dates Confirmed

Tickets On Sale March 16th

https://www.beastieboysbook.com/

Due to overwhelmingly popular demand, Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond have confirmed three dates for Beastie Boys Story As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz.

The full itinerary is as follows:

April 5: Philadelphia, PA – The Tower Theater
April 8: Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
April 9: Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

Watch the announcement video here:
https://youtu.be/GGwwjGZOzrA

Tickets are one sale to the public TOMORROW—Saturday, March 16th—at 10am local time. More information at BeastieBoys.com and Ticketmaster.com, or visit BeastieBoysBook.com.