Thom Yorke has confirmed a new series of live electronic performances to take place this fall in North America with Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri, aka Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.
The new shows will feature Thom Yorke along with Godrich and visual artist Barri performing songs spanning Yorke’s solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Atoms For Peace’s Amok, as well as new and unreleased material.
Following the September 2014 release of Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes album, he, Godrich and Barri embarked on their first tour, covering the UK, Europe and Japan throughout 2015. Following Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ December 2017 reissue on XL Recordings, the trio made its U.S. debut headlining theaters in Los Angeles and Oakland and appearing at the Day For Night Festival in Houston. More recently, the trio played a series of U.S. dates November 23 through December 22, 2018, of which critics had to say:
“A beauty to behold… If there were ever a rock star to affirm the power and necessity of dancing, to return it to the realm of vital human expression, it is Yorke.” — Washington Post
“Dense, intricate dance music designed to get lost in” —Los Angeles Times
“Music to careen through the Star Gate to… And throughout it all, there remained his voice, as grand, elastic, and emotive as he’s ever been” — Boston Globe
“What Yorke, Godrich and Barri produced on stage was a feast of sensory overload” —St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Riveting… Yorke and Godrich did some of their most stunning live production work in between tracks.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Prior to the North American tour, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will embark on a run of dates throughout Europe and Asia, beginning July 2 in Cologne, Germany and concluding July 28 in Seoul, South Korea.
Tickets for the North American dates go on general sale from June 21, please check the schedule page for each venue’s details.
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes North American Tour 2019:
9/26 – Laval, Quebec – Place Bell 9/27 – Toronto – Scotiabank Arena 9/29 – Pittsburgh – Stage AE 9/30 – Columbus – Express Live! 10/4 – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park 10/6 – Atlanta – Fox Theatre 10/9 – New Orleans – Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts 10/11 – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park 10/18 – Berkeley – Greek Theatre 10/20 – Seattle – Paramount Theatre 10/21 – Vancouver – Orpheum 10/22 – Portland – The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 10/25 – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl 10/26 – Las Vegas – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan 10/29 – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre
Previously announced Europe and Asia dates:
7/2 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium 7/3 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle 7/4 – Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival 7/6 – Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole Festival 7/7 – Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris, Days Off Festival 7/8 – Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris, Days Off Festival 7/11 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival 7/13 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival 7/16 – Barolo, Italy – Collisioni Festival 7/17 – Codroipo, Italy – Villa Manin 7/18 – Ferrara, Italy – Piazza Castello 7/20 – Perugia, Italy – Arena Santa Giuliana, Umbria Jazz Festival 7/21 – Rome, Italy – Roma Summer Fest, Cavea 7/26 – Yuzawa-Cho, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival 7/28 – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Hall
In response to last week’s leak of 18 minidisc files, Radiohead has decided to make the sessions available in their entirety on Bandcamp.
“We got hacked last week – someone stole Thom’s minidisc archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it.
So instead of complaining – much – or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours on bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion. Just for the next 18 days. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom.
Never intended for public consumption (though some clips did reach the cassette in the OK Computer reissue) it’s only tangentially interesting. And very, very long. Not a phone download. Rainy out, isn’t it though?”– Jonny Greenwood
The 18 minidiscs will be available for £18. All proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion, a socio-political movement which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.
Interscope Records/UME today announce two new colored vinyl reissues from U2. Pressed on 180g vinyl, The Unforgettable Fire (1984) and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004) will be released today 7th June 2019.
The Unforgettable Fire
Released nearly 35 years ago in October 1984, The Unforgettable Fire is the fourth studio album from U2. Recorded at Slane Castle and Windmill Lane Studios in Ireland, it was the first U2 album to be produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The album’s lead single ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ not only delivered the band its biggest hit at that time, the song has become the most frequently played live number in the U2 repertoire. A staple of best album lists and essays by fans, critics and fellow artists, The Unforgettable Fire is hailed as U2’s first sonic reinvention, and remains among the band’s most beloved works with classic cuts such as ‘Bad’, ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ and the title track.
Remastered and pressed on 180g limited edition wine colored vinyl, to match the color of album’s iconic artwork.
Includes a 16 page booklet with lyrics.
The Unforgettable Fire – Tracklisting:
A Sort of Homecoming
Pride (In the Name of Love)
The Unforgettable Fire
4th of July
Indian Summer Sky
Elvis Presley and America
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Released in November 2004, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album from U2. Recorded in the band’s studio at Hanover Quay, Dublin and in the South of France, HTDAAB was produced with long-time U2 collaborator Steve Lillywhite, with additional production from Chris Thomas, Flood, Jacknife Lee, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Nellee Hooper and Carl Glanville. The record reached #1 in the album charts of 30 plus countries around the world, including the U.S., Canada, the UK and Ireland, and featured hit singles ‘Vertigo’, ‘All Because Of You’ and ‘City Of Blinding Lights’. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was awarded a total of 9 GRAMMY Awards, including the band’s second Album of the Year win.
ONE-TIME PRESSING LIMITED EDITION COLOUR VINYL LP AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT THE LINDA MCCARTNEY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION IN GLASGOW A MONTH AHEAD OF RELEASE
Wide Prairie, a posthumous 1998 compilation of Linda McCartney recordings spanning the early 1970s through the late 1990s, will be re-released August 2 via MPL / Capitol / UMe.
The only album to be released solely under Linda’s name, Wide Prairie features Linda on vocals and various instruments on songs she wrote or co-composed and recorded with Wings between 1972 and 1980, the single-only ‘Seaside Woman’ / ‘B-Side to Seaside’ released under the pseudonym of Suzy and the Red Stripes, cover versions of classics by the McGuire Sisters, The Coasters and more, and solo work from the ‘80s and ‘90s including her final recording, ‘The Light Comes from Within’ (co-authored by and featuring Paul McCartney, as well as their son James on electric and acoustic guitar).
The album was recorded in various locations including Jamaica, Paris, Nashville and Sussex with contributors including husband Paul; son James; Wings members Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough, Jimmy McCulloch, Joe English and Laurence Juber; writer Carla Lane who also co-wrote ’The White Coated Man’ and ‘Cow’; Lee “Scratch” Perry and members of the Black Ark studio band Boris Gardiner, Winston Writer and Mikey Boo.
Two tracks from the release also highlight Linda’s interest in other art forms outside photography and music. ‘Seaside Woman’ featured in the Palme d’Or winning short film by Oscar Grillo at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980. ‘Oriental Night Fish’ also appeared in a short film of the same title created by Linda and Ian Emes.
Wide Prairie will be released August 2nd on limited edition white/blue colored vinyl and classic black vinyl, digitally and on streaming services. The reissue will mark the first time the album has been available on vinyl since its original 1998 release. The album is available for pre-order now.
To celebrate the first UK showing of the Linda McCartney Retrospective, the limited edition colour vinyl LP pressing of Wide Prairie will be available exclusively for one month prior to the album’s general release at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow from the exhibition’s July 5th opening.The major retrospective of Linda’s photography has been curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney. [More information here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/linda-mccartney-retrospective]
The full track listing for Wide Prairie are as follows. All songs written by Linda McCartney, except where otherwise indicated:
1. Wide Prairie 2. New Orleans 3. The White Coated Man (Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Carla Lane) 4. Love’s Full Glory 5. I Got Up (L. McCartney, P. McCartney) 6. The Light Comes from Within (L. McCartney, P. McCartney) 7. Mister Sandman (Pat Ballard) 8. Seaside Woman 9. Oriental Nightfish 10. Endless Days (L. McCartney, Mick Bolton) 11. Poison Ivy (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) 12. Cow (L. McCartney, P. McCartney, Lane) 13. B-side to Seaside (L. McCartney, P. McCartney) 14. Sugartime (Charlie Phillips, Odis Echols) 15. Cook of the House (L. McCartney, P. McCartney) 16. Appaloosa (L. McCartney, P. McCartney)
Following two North American tours in 2018-2019 described by VOGUE as “revelatory” and by UPROXX as “staggering grandeur,” Spiritualized will appear tonight, June 4th, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The recent North American dates in support of Spiritualized’s critically acclaimed album And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) drew the most rapturous reviews of the band’s storied career:
“Their legacy as one of the most compelling live acts around is still firmly intact.”—BROOKLYN VEGAN
“a communal celebration that we were all alive in this moment together, able to collectively share in a night as grand as this.”—MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES
“Spiritualized have always been one of the more phenomenal live rock bands to exist.”—EXCLAIM
“If Brian Wilson had been a ’90s alt-rocker, he might’ve been something like Jason Pierce.”—PHAWKER
“Spiritualized were so fucking good on Tuesday night I’ve decided to go see them again on Philly on Friday. That’s it. That’s the review.”—PARKLIFE DC
Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of the band’s classic album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010, as well as the first Tokyo shows since the Vertigo Tour in 2006. The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will also bring U2 to Singapore and Seoul – for the first time ever – with what promises to be very special concerts from “the biggest band in the world” (The Guardian).
Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is confirmed as support for the dates in New Zealand and Australia with Noel saying, “We, NGHFB, are beside ourselves. The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour was some of the most fun we ever had. It will be both an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with our friends and comrades once again. It’s gonna be a ripper!!!!!”.
Bono said “It’s only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it’s great to be able to say that I’ve finally caught up with the band. Our audience has given the Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour. Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion… From the despair of how relevant some of the dark songs still are, to the joy, pure fun of the staging… it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul… We’re coming for you”.
“We really, REALLY wanted to bring The Joshua Tree to New Zealand, Australia and Asia” added The Edge. “We promised we would and finally, now we can say that we will see you in November… It’s going to feel like a homecoming and we are very excited”.
The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 kicks off in Auckland on 8th November and will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, before moving on to Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. Tickets for the NZ/AU shows go on sale on Tuesday 11th June 2019 (times vary per city). U2.com subscribers will have first opportunity to purchase tickets starting Tuesday 4th June through Thursday 6th June with a 4 ticket limit (see www.U2.com for details).
In a first for any artist performing in New Zealand and Australia, and to ensure fans have the best access, stadium floor tickets for all the band’s NZ/AU shows will be paperless with delivery via mobile devices 72 hours prior to the applicable show. There will be an 8 ticket limit for general public sales.
In Japan reservations for U2.com subscribers will begin on Tuesday 4th June. Pre-orders via PIA and ePLUS begin Friday 14th June, and general sale for both performances will begin Saturday 20th July. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscribers and an 8 ticket limit for public sales.
In Seoul, the ticketing presale for U2.com subscribers will begin on Monday 10th June with tickets on general sale Wednesday 12th June. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscribers and an 8 ticket limit for public sales.
Date and venue information for the Singapore show soon to be announced.
NEW ZEALAND / AUSTRALIA / JAPAN / SOUTH KOREA 2019 TOUR DATES:
8 November Auckland, NZ Mt. Smart Stadium 12 November Brisbane, AU SunCorp Stadium 15 November Melbourne, AU Marvel Stadium 19 November Adelaide, AU Adelaide Oval 22 November Sydney, AU Sydney Cricket Ground 27 November Perth, AU Optus Stadium 04 December Tokyo, JP Saitama Super Arena 05 December Tokyo, JP Saitama Super Arena 08 December Seoul, KR Gocheok Sky Dome
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com
U2: The Joshua Tree Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.
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About The Joshua Tree Tour: The Joshua Tree Tour is a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987 and features the complete album played in sequence along with a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs. The innovative staging includes a specially commissioned series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer, film-maker and longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording – in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen ever used in a touring show.
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened to rave reviews in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017 – the first of 20 sold out stadium dates across North America. The sold out Eureopean run kicked off in London’s Twickenham Stadium on 8th July and saw the Dublin band return home to play to 78,000 fans in Croke Park, almost 30 years to the day after they played the legendary Dublin venue on the original Joshua Tree tour. The band hit the road again that September, taking in dates in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo, as well as a historic first ever visit by U2 to Bogotá, Colombia for an unforgettable show at the city’s Estadio El Campin. Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico in 6 months, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 was the most successful tour of the year.
About The Joshua Tree album: Released to universal acclaim on 9th March 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to #1 in the U.K, Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone).
Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand – setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today. The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history; as well as a triumphant return home for four unforgettable shows in Belfast, Dublin and Cork in the summer of 1987.
U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featured iconic artwork which cemented the career of photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Recording took place in Dublin at Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.
“The title befits a record that concerns itself with resilience in the face of utter social and political desolation…The Joshua Tree is an appropriate response to these times, and a picture bleaker than any U2 has ever painted: a vision of blasted hopes, pointless violence and anguish… Music of great sadness but also of unutterable compassion, acceptance and calm.” – Rolling Stone, 1987
Debuting at #1 upon its May 1994 release, Beastie Boys’ fourth album was an unstoppable force, pervading every aspect of pop culture. Its charge to the top of the charts was led by “Sabotage” and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower ’70s TV police drama tribute, as ROLLING STONE dubbed Ill Communication 1994’s “soundtrack for summer.” Crowds and critics alike were floored by highlights “Sure Shot,” “Root Down” and “Get It Together,” as a VIBE (RIP)—in the magazine’s first cover story on a white artist–hailed Beastie Boys as “perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.” It was a claim that Ill Communication has justified for years to come, and 25 years later Ill Communication’s impact has resounded with generation after generation.
Surviving members Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond sat down and reflected on the making of the album with Amazon Music’s Nathan Brackett.
The documentary also features archival footage and commentary from musical collaborators Mario Caldato Jr. and “Money” Mark Nishita.
For more on the anniversary visit Amazon Music’s dedicated Beastie Boys Page HERE.
SOLD OUT EUROPEAN STADIUM TOUR MAY 27 THROUGH AUGUST 23
“If we define fun as the unknowing acceleration of time, then Rammstein’s particular brand of self-obliteration, in which time collapses entirely, is a guaranteed good time”—THE NEW YORKER
RAMMSTEIN’s long awaited seventh album has entered the U.S. chart at #9, the highest U.S. position of the band’s career.
The untitled record has debuted at #1 in 14 countries—Germany (its tenth #1 in its home country), Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Poland and Austria—as well as #2 in Sweden, Spain and the Czech Republic, #3 in the UK (the highest a German-speaking artist has charted in UK history) and Latvia, #4 in Lithuania, and #5 in Italy and Australia.
Released May 17 via Caroline in the U.S., the untitled album consists of 11 new RAMMSTEIN tracks including “ZEIG DICH” and singles “RADIO” and “DEUTSCHLAND,” and is RAMMSTEIN’s first studio album since 2009’s LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA.
The new album is produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN.
The band is currently on its sold out European stadium tour, running through August 23. See below for dates.
RAMMSTEIN is CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER, FLAKE LORENZ, OLIVER RIEDEL, PAUL LANDERS, RICHARD Z. KRUSPE, and TILL LINDEMANN.
RAMMSTEIN EUROPE STADIUM TOUR 2019
06/01/19 – Barcelona, Spain – RCDE Stadium 06/05/19 – Bern, Switzerland – Stade de Suisse (SOLD OUT) 06/08/19 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion (SOLD OUT) 06/09/19 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion (SOLD OUT) 06/12/19 – Dresden, Germany – Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion (SOLD OUT) 06/13/19 – Dresden, Germany – Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion (SOLD OUT) 06/16/19 – Rostock, Germany – Ostseestadion (SOLD OUT) 06/19/19 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Telia Parken (SOLD OUT) 06/22/19 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion (SOLD OUT) 06/25/19 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – De Kuip (SOLD OUT) 06/28/19 – Paris, France – Paris La Défense Arena (SOLD OUT) 06/29/19 – Paris, France – Paris La Défense Arena (SOLD OUT) 07/02/19 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena (SOLD OUT) 07/06/19 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Stadium MK 07/10/19 – Brussels, Belgium – Stade Roi Baudouin (SOLD OUT) 07/13/19 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Commerzbank-Arena (SOLD OUT) 07/16/19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Eden Aréna (SOLD OUT) 07/17/19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Eden Aréna (SOLD OUT) 07/20/19 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Roeser Festival Grounds (SOLD OUT) 07/24/19 – Chorzów, Poland – Stadion Śląski (SOLD OUT) 07/29/19 – Moscow, Russia – VTB Arena, Central Dynamo Stadium (SOLD OUT) 08/02/19 – Saint Petersburg, Russia – Gazprom Arena 08/06/19 – Riga, Latvia – Lucavsala 08/10/19 – Tampere, Finland – Ratina Stadion (SOLD OUT) 08/14/19 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Stadion (SOLD OUT) 08/18/19 – Oslo, Norway – Ullevaal Stadion (SOLD OUT) 08/22/19 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel-Stadion 08/23/19 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Following last night’s kick-off of this year’s North American leg of his record-breaking FRESHEN UP Tour, PAUL McCARTNEY adds to his Summer of LIVE: Paul has confirmed updated releases of four albums capturing performances spanning from his 1975-1976 return to U.S. arenas with Wings to his intimate 2007 set at Amoeba records in Los Angeles. The albums — Amoeba Gig, Paul Is Live, Choba B CCCP, Wings Over America — will be released July 12, 2019 via MPL/Capitol/UMe digitally, on CD and on both black and limited edition color vinyl.
AMOEBA GIG: Amoeba Gig is the first full length commercial release of Paul’s surprise free concert at Hollywood’s Amoeba Music on June 27, 2007. To date only four songs have seen wide release as the Amoeba’s Secret EP, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2008: “That Was Me” for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and “I Saw Her Standing There” for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. A few years later in November 2012, an extended 12-song excerpt of the Amoeba show titled Live in Los Angeles – The Extended Set was made available free to PaulMcCartney.com premium members for a limited period. And come July 12, 2019, a full 21-song recording documenting possibly the most intimate L.A. show Paul has ever played will be made available to the public for the first time. The millions of people not among the luckier than lucky few hundred rubbing elbows with the likes of Ringo Starr and Woody Harrelson during that once in a lifetime in-store set will be able to experience those performances of Beatles classics “The Long And Winding Road,” “I’ll Follow The Sun” and “I’ve Got A Feeling,” Flaming Pie’s “Calico Skies,” plus Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,” Jan Garber’s “Baby Face” and an emotional rendition of “Here Today.” Additionally, the LP will include an exclusive soundcheck recording of “Coming Up.”
Amoeba Gig has been newly remixed by Paul’s engineer Steve Orchard and will be available in configurations including CD, 2 x 180g black vinyl, and limited edition color vinyl (LP1 – clear, LP2 – hazy amber transparent).
PAUL IS LIVE: Recorded during the U.S. and Australian swings of the tour in support of 1993’s Off The Ground, Paul Is Live is Paul’s fifth live album. Originally released that same year, the album is famous for the multiple meanings and clues embedded in its title and cover art, all of which play on the “Paul Is Dead” conspiracy/hoax. In addition to a wealth of Wings and Beatles classics, covers of Roy Brown’s “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and Leiber and Stoller’s “Kansas City” and more, Paul Is Live also offers a peek behind the curtain: Three songs improvised on the spot and exclusive to the album, all recorded during rehearsals in various locations over the course of the tour.
Paul Is Live has been newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be available in configurations including CD, 2 x 180g black vinyl, and limited edition color vinyl (LP1 – opaque baby blue, LP2 – plush peach white opaque).
CHOBA B CCCP: The live-in-studio Choba B CCCP (Russian for “Back In The USSR”) was released in the Soviet Union in 1988, making Paul the first Western artist to issue an album exclusively for that market. In a conscious decision to get back to his roots, Paul spontaneously spent two days covering his favorite hits from the 1950s. The sessions produced 22 songs in total (and one of the outtakes being a version of The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There”). Choba B CCCP was a deeply personal album and a way to acknowledge fans who had supported him and The Beatles since the start. “When I was very young I asked my dad if people wanted peace,” Paul explained at the time. “He said to me, ‘Yes, people everywhere want peace – it’s usually politicians that cause trouble.’ It always seemed to me that the way The Beatles’ music was admired in the USSR tended to prove his point, that people the world over have a great deal in common. In releasing this record exclusively in the Soviet Union, I extend the hand of peace and friendship to the people of Russia.” Choba B CCCP was released in the rest of the world following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
Choba B CCCP has been newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be reissued as the original 11-track Russian release. It will be available in configurations including CD, 180g black vinyl, and limited edition opaque yellow vinyl.
WINGS OVER AMERICA: Rare #1-charting triple live album, Wings Over America is a document of one the most sophisticated and dazzling rock shows of the 1970s or any decade. Paul and the band would eventually perform to more than 600,000 people at 31 shows in the US and Canada, ending with three historic nights at The Forum in Los Angeles. It’s no exaggeration to say that the excitement that greeted Paul McCartney & Wings (Linda McCartney, Joe English, Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch) in the spring of 1976 as they embarked on what would become their one and only North American tour was overwhelming. Having released four consecutive chart topping albums — Red Rose Speedway, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound – not to mention 1973’s Academy Award-winning James Bond theme “Live and Let Die” – Wings’ career was in full flight… and as Paul’s first U.S. tour since The Beatles, the sheer joy of both the band and its fans were off the charts throughout the 90 hours of recordings distilled into this triple album. Wings Over America was last reissued in 2013 as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection series winning the Grammy Award for Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.
Wings Over America will be available in configurations including double CD, 3 x 180g triple vinyl, and limited edition color vinyl (LP1 – transparent red, LP2 – transparent green, LP3 – transparent blue) both come with original souvenir poster.
Amoeba Gig (CD) 1. Drive My Car 2. Only Mama Knows 3. Dance Tonight 4. C Moon 5. The Long And Winding Road 6. I’ll Follow The Sun 7. Calico Skies 8. That Was Me 9. Blackbird 10. Here Today 11. Back In The USSR 12. Nod Your Head 13. House Of Wax 14. I’ve Got A Feeling 15. Matchbox 16. Get Back 17. Baby Face 18. Hey Jude 19. Let It Be 20. Lady Madonna 21. I Saw Her Standing There
Amoeba Gig (LP) Side A: 1. Drive My Car 2. Only Mama Knows 3. Dance Tonight 4. C Moon 5. The Long And Winding Road 6. I’ll Follow The Sun
Side B: 1. Calico Skies 2. That Was Me 3. Blackbird 4. Here Today 5. Back In The USSR 6. Nod Your Head
Side C: 1. House Of Wax 2. I’ve Got A Feeling 3. Matchbox 4. Get Back
Side D: 1. Baby Face 2. Hey Jude 3. Let It Be 4. Lady Madonna 5. I Saw Her Standing There 6. Coming Up [Soundcheck]
Paul Is Live (CD) 1. Drive My Car 2. Let Me Roll It 3. Looking For Changes 4. Peace In The Neighbourhood 5. All My Loving 6. Robbie’s Bit (Thanks Chet) 7. Good Rockin’ Tonight 8. We Can Work It Out 9. Hope Of Deliverance 10. Michelle 11. Biker Like An Icon 12. Here, There And Everywhere 13. My Love 14. Magical Mystery Tour 15. C’mon People 16. Lady Madonna 17. Paperback Writer 18. Penny Lane 19. Live And Let Die 20. Kansas City 21. Welcome To Soundcheck (link) 22. Hotel In Benidorm (soundcheck) 23. I Wanna Be Your Man (soundcheck) 24. A Fine Day (soundcheck)
Paul Is Live (LP) Side 1: 1. Drive My Car 2. Let Me Roll It 3. Looking For Changes 4. Peace In The Neighbourhood 5. All My Loving 6. Robbie’s Bit (Thanks Chet)
Side 2: 7. Good Rockin’ Tonight 8. We Can Work It Out 9. Hope Of Deliverance 10. Michelle 11. Biker Like An Icon 12. Here, There And Everywhere 13. My Love
Side 3: 1. Magical Mystery Tour 2. C’mon People 3. Lady Madonna 4. Paperback Writer 5. Penny Lane 6. Live And Let Die
Side 4: 7. Kansas City 8. Welcome To Soundcheck (link) 9. Hotel In Benidorm (soundcheck) 10. I Wanna Be Your Man (soundcheck) 11. A Fine Day (soundcheck)
CHOBA B CCCP (CD): 1. Kansas City 2. Twenty Flight Rock 3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 4. Bring It On Home To Me 5. Lucille 6. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 7. That’s All Right (Mama) 8. Ain’t That A Shame 9. Crackin’ Up 10. Just Because 11. Midnight Special
CHOBA B CCCP (LP) Side 1: 1. Kansas City 2. Twenty Flight Rock 3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 4. Bring It On Home To Me 5. Lucille 6. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Side 2: 7. That’s All Right (Mama) 8. Ain’t That A Shame 9. Crackin’ Up 10. Just Because 11. Midnight Special
Wings Over America (CD) CD1: 1. Venus And Mars / Rock Show / Jet 2. Let Me Roll It 3. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt 4. Medicine Jar 5. Maybe I’m Amazed 6. Call Me Back Again 7. Lady Madonna 8. The Long And Winding Road 9. Live And Let Die 10. Picasso’s Last Words 11. Richard Cory 12. Bluebird 13. I’ve Just Seen A Face 14. Blackbird 15. Yesterday
CD2: 1. You Gave Me The Answer 2. Magneto And Titanium Man 3. Go Now 4. My Love 5. Listen To What The Man Said 6. Let ‘Em In 7. Time To Hide 8. Silly Love Songs 9. Beware My Love 10. Letting Go 11. Band On The Run 12. Hi, Hi, Hi 13. Soily
Wings Over America (LP) Side 1: 1. Venus And Mars / Rock Show / Jet 2. Let Me Roll It 3. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt 4. Medicine Jar
Side 2: 1. Maybe I’m Amazed 2. Call Me Back Again 3. Lady Madonna 4. The Long And Winding Road 5. Live And Let Die
Side 3: 1. Picasso’s Last Words 2. Richard Cory 3. Bluebird 4. I’ve Just Seen A Face 5. Blackbird 6. Yesterday
Side 4: 1. You Gave Me The Answer 2. Magneto And Titanium Man 3. Go Now 4. My Love 5. Listen To What The Man Said
Side 5: 1. Let ‘Em In 2. Time To Hide 3. Silly Love Songs 4. Beware My Love
Side 6: 1. Letting Go 2. Band On The Run 3. Hi, Hi, Hi 4. Soily
VAMPIRE WEEKEND: NEW VIDEO FOR “THIS LIFE” OUT NOW
Directed By Emmett Malloy
Starring Kyle Field of Little Wings as “Wade”
Critics on “This Life,” the Song:
deliciously perfect — Entertainment Weekly
Vampire Weekend’s “This Life” Is Their Best New Song Yet. — Spin
“This Life,” as much as anything else in the Vampire Weekend catalog, is an uninhibited romp that revels in its own wit and spiritual uncertainty. — Pitchfork
“This Life” is a breezy highlight — USA Today
Vampire Weekend have released the latest video from its #1 album Father of the Bride: “This Life.” Watch it HERE.
The video, directed by Emmett Malloy, stars Kyle Field (of Little Wings) as “Wade” and features appearances by Danielle Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jovan Hill, Simi & Haze, Mark Ronson, Sophie, Despot and of course the members of Vampire Weekend. It was filmed in Palm Springs, CA during Passover.
The video was produced by Ari Schneiderman, Justin Cooper and was edited by Ian McGee.
As previously reported, “This Life” features Danielle Haim on backing vocals, and additional guitars from Jake Longstreth, who co-hosts Time Crisis on Beats1 with Ezra Koenig. The song also features lyrics from iLoveMakonnen’s song “Tonight.”
Vampire Weekend kicked off the Father of the Bride North American Tour this past weekend headlining the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores and will continue to span the globe through November 2019.
VAMPIRE WEEKENDNorth American Father of the Bride Tour 2019
05/17-19/19 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival 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 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 09/20-22/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival 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 10/09/19 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre