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blur: Live at Wembley Stadium, Out July 26th

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ONE YEAR ON FROM A MOMENTOUS WEEKEND AT WEMBLEY STADIUM 

THE BIGGEST SHOWS OF BLUR’S 30+ YEAR CAREER TO DATE, PLAYING TO 150,000 FANS ACROSS TWO NIGHTS

COMES THE LIVE ALBUM

Live at Wembley Stadium

OUT JULY 26th 2024
WATCH TEASER HERE

Photo Credit: Phoebe Fox

PLUS

A FEATURE-LENGTH CONCERT FILM

blur: Live at Wembley Stadium

COMING TO CINEMAS IN UK & IRELAND ON SEPTEMBER 6th

DOWNLOAD HIGH RES PRESS IMAGERY – PHOTOS & ARTWORK – HERE 

Acclaim for blur’s Wembley Stadium shows last year:

“Glorious reunion buzzes with energy and ragged joy…The songs carry the weight. And what songs they are.” – THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★

“The Britpop icons deliver all the showstoppers in a fun-filled set, spliced with unexpected b-sides and surprises.” – NME ★★★★★

 “In an electric atmosphere, Blur rose to the occasion with a magnificent set… relying on a band attacking their songs with rare force.” – i NEWS ★★★★★

A year on from a momentous weekend of music and joy at Wembley Stadium, blur today announced a new live album titled Live at Wembley Stadium, set for release on July 26th 2024 via Parlophone/Warner.   

Live at Wembley Stadium is a collection of songs captured across two unforgettable nights last summer – the biggest shows of the band’s 30+ year career to date – which saw Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree perform to over 150,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, blur’s first time ever to play the iconic London venue. The extraordinary and hugely emotional shows on Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th, 2023 captured “…a sense of momentousness [Financial Times ★★★★★]” and “…fizzed with the vibrant energy of a band in their prime [Evening Standard ★★★★★].

Song highlights include “The Narcissist” and “St. Charles Square” from their latest #1 album, the acclaimed The Ballad of Darren, as well as “There’s No Other Way,” “Popscene,” “Beetlebum,” “Trimm Trabb,” “Villa Rosie,” “Coffee & TV,” “Under the Westway,” “Out of Time,” “To the End,” “Parklife,” “Song 2,” “This is a Low,” “Girls & Boys,” “Tender,” and “The Universal.”

A new feature length concert film – also titled blur: Live at Wembley Stadium – is set for a UK and Ireland cinema release on September 6th this year. Ticket and cinema details to be announced soon.

Live at Wembley Stadium – the album – will be available in the following formats:

Live at Wembley Stadium – the album – will be available in the following formats:

·       Triple black vinyl – the Sunday show
·       Triple teal colored vinyl – D2C exclusive – the Sunday show
·       Double black vinyl – ‘highlights’ across both shows
·       Double picture disc vinyl – Blood Records exclusive – ‘highlights’ across both shows
·       Double CD – the Sunday show
·       Double Cassette – D2C exclusive – the Sunday show
·       Digital – the Sunday show, plus 4 bonus tracks recorded live at the UK warm up shows, May 2023

For complete details of all formats, visit the blur store. Pre order Live at Wembley Stadium here.

The feature-length documentary blur: To The End will be in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from July 19th. The film depicts the most recent chapter in the band’s story, captured during the period in which they made a surprise – and emotional – return with their first record in 8 years, The Ballad of Darren. Watch trailer HEREblur: To The End is an intimate moment in time with this most enduring of English bands, who have been at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades. 

Both blur: To The End and blur: Live at Wembley Stadium are directed by Toby L and produced by Josh Connolly, via production house Up The Game and will be released by Altitude.

Details of international cinema releases coming soon. For a list of UK and Ireland cinemas and to book tickets, visit blur.co.uk

Acclaim for blur’s Wembley Stadium shows last year:

“… A set full of twists and turns: big populist hits cut with strange idiosyncratic oddities and true emotional heft” – EVENING STANDARD ★★★★★

“Ecstatically gracing the stage at Wembley with a career-spanning set… Blur remain fresh-faced, stunningly tight and infectiously energetic…. better than ever.” – CLASH

“The kings of Britpop bring unfettered joy at triumphant comeback show.” – i NEWS ★★★★★

“Tender, sung with the massed ranks of the London Community Gospel Choir, brought matters to a head. Nostalgia was replaced by something more alive, a sense of momentousness. This was a song for the ages, played by a band that has withstood the test of time.” – FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★★

“Blur quite simply knock it out of Wembley’s capacious park, playing a superbly varied setlist of both hits from their mid-1990s heyday, and more reflective album tracks…. the musicianship shines through.” – CNN

“Blur made everyone forget why Modern Life Is Rubbish for one jubilant evening at Wembley” – METRO ★★★★1/2

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Download high res press imagery – photos and artwork –  HERE.

ABOUT blur

Since announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, blur went on to revolutionize the sound of English popular music with seven successive UK #1 albums Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999), Think Tank (2003), The Magic Whip (2015) and The Ballad of Darren (2023) and a string of Top 10 singles, including two #1s with “Country House” and “Beetlebum,” helping to propel the band to mass popularity at home and abroad.

One of the biggest British bands of the last three decades, blur have released nine studio albums and collected ten NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to thousands of devoted fans across the globe. In 2010, the band released the Grammy-nominated documentary film No Distance Left To Run; with 1993’s Starshaped their first documentary release, a film beloved by fans to this day.The Ballad of Darren, the latest #1 album from this most enduring of English bands, was released to critical acclaim on July 21st 2023, cementing blur’s position at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.

BECK: SECOND NYC ORCHESTRAL SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

BECK

SECOND NYC ORCHESTRAL SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND July 30 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Tickets On Sale Friday, June 7 at 11am ET

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to Beck’s July 29 first-ever orchestral concert in New York City, a second date has been added July 30 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Both shows will feature Beck accompanied by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Tickets for this encore performance will be on sale beginning Friday, June 7 at 11am ET.

Beck will showcase a daring and different side of his kaleidoscopic creative acumen with this summer’s limited run of orchestral performances. For these eight nights only, Beck will perform accompanied by native orchestras in each city, delivering sure to be unforgettable evenings of unique symphonic arrangements of classics and deep cuts from a towering catalog—reimagining a body of work that includes the multi-platinum Odelay, world-tripping Mutations, somber and reflective Sea Change, and GRAMMY Album of the Year winner Morning Phase, to name but a few.

Beck’s two-night orchestral engagement at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall caps an itinerary with stops at the likes of the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre in Berkeley CA, and more. For further information, see the full list of dates below or go to beck.com

BECK  
Orchestral Tour 2024

07/03/24 – Seattle, WA – Chateau St. Michelle Winery (w/ orchestra)
07/06/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (w/ The Los Angeles Philharmonic)
07/10/24 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre (w/ The Berkeley Symphony)
07/23/24 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood (w/ The Boston Pops Orchestra)
07/25/24 – Philadelphia, PA  — Mann Center (w/ The Philadelphia Orchestra)
07/27/24 – Vienna, VA – Wolftrap (w/ The National Symphony Orchestra)
07/29/24 – New York, NY – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (w/ The Orchestra Of St. Luke’s)
07/30/24 – New York, NY – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (w/ The Orchestra Of St. Luke’s)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Final 2024 Dates of The End Is Nero World Tour Announced

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Final 2024 Dates of The End Is Nero World Tour Announced
The Kills Confirmed to Support
Landmark Self-Titled Album to be Re-Released June 21

“A dynamic force whose nuanced noise structure came alive [for] one of the best-sounding sets…” –Chicago Sun Times

Having dominated stages across the globe for the last year, Queens of the Stone Age have today announced their final North American 2024 shows of their must-see The End Is Nero Tour. Kicking off at Boston’s MGM Music Hall @ Fenway, the newly added headline dates will include stops in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Madison, WI. 

Presale begins Tuesday, June 4 at 10am local time. All tickets will be available at the general on-sale on Friday, June 7 at 10AM local time. Full routing below – for tickets and info visit https://qotsa.com/tour

Decades after its emergence from the depths of the desert, Queens of the Stone Age’s self-titled 1998 debut album will be reissued on June 21 and will be available on double LP directly from Queens Of The Stone Age,  Matador Records and local record stores everywhere. The long out-of-print landmark album feature three additional tracks, “The Bronze”, “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For” and ‘Spiders and Vinegaroons”

Newly announced The End Is Nero dates:

09/28/24 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall @ Fenway
10/01/24 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/02/24 – Chicago, IL – Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island
10/04/24 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field

Full routing here:
06/07/24 – Nürburg, DE – Rock Am Ring
06/09/24 – Nuremburg, DE – Rock Im Park
06/11/24 – Hamburg, DE – Sporthalle
06/14/24 – Leicestershire, UK – Download Festival
06/18/24 – A Coruna, ES – Coliseum Da Coruña
06/20/24 – Madrid, ES – Noches Del Botanico At Jardines Del Botanico
06/21/24 – Vitoria~gasteiz, ES – Azkena Rock Festival
06/23/24 – Fuengirola, ES – Marenostrum
06/26/24 – Barcelona, ES – Alma Festival
06/28/24 – St. Gallen, CH – Openair St.gallen
06/30/24 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest
07/04/24 – Rome, IT – Roma Summer Fest
07/05/24 – Bassano Del Grappa, IT – AMA Music Festival
07/06/24 – Milan, IT – I-days
07/10/24 – Vitrolles, FR – Jardin Sonore Festival
07/13/24 – Trenčín, SK – Pohoda Festival
07/16/24 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle Spandau
07/17/24 – Ostrava, CZ – Colours Of Ostrava
07/18/24 – Vienna, AT – Metastadt Open Air
07/20/24 – Transylvania, RO – Electric Castle
07/23/24 – Zagreb, HR – Šrc Šalata
07/24/24 – Zagreb, HR – Šrc Šalata
07/27/24 – Athens, GR – Athensrocks Festival
08/08/24 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West Festival
08/09/24 – Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
08/10/24 – Copenhagen, DK – Syd For Solen Festival
08/15/24 – Charleville-Merieres, FR – Cabaret Vert Festival
08/16/24 – Biddenghuizen, NL – Lowlands Festival
08/18/24 – Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop Festival
08/21/24 – Villar De Mouros, PT – Villar De Mouros Festival
09/28/24 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall @ Fenway
09/29/24 – Bridgeport, CT – Soundside Festival
10/01/24 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/02/24 – Chicago, IL – Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island
10/04/24 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field
10/06/24 – Memphis, TN – Mempho Music Festival

Tickets for all shows available here: https://qotsa.com/tour/

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ANNOUNCE LOS ANGELES RESIDENCY

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES RESIDENCY
October 31, November 1, 2, 3 at Shrine Expo Hall
November 7, 8, 9, 10 at Hollywood Palladium
 
Pre-Sale Registration available now at www.youareherela.com
 
Artist Pre-Sale Wednesday, June 5th at 10am PT
General On Sale Friday, June 7th at 10am PT

LCD Soundsystem will bring its legendary residency experience back to Los Angeles for the first time in seven years, with an eight-date run to take place four nights each at two venues: October 31 through November 3 at Shrine Expo Hall, and November 7 through 10 at the Hollywood Palladium.

The newly announced shows mark the first LCD Soundsystem Los Angeles residency since the band’s five-night engagement at the Hollywood Palladium in 2017.

The return of the LCD Soundsystem residency to Los Angeles expands a 2024 itinerary that has included a trio of shows in Mexico, a headlining set at the Kilby Block Party in Salt Lake City, shows in select US cities including Bend, OR and Minneapolis, as well as four-night stands at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and Chicago’s Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom. Prior to the Los Angeles residency, LCD Soundsystem will head overseas for a series of dates beginning June 26 at Malahide Castle in Dublin and making stops throughout the UK and Europe, before concluding September 1 at Forwards in Bristol UK. 

Tickets for the eight new Los Angeles shows will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 7th at 10am PT. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 4th at 10am PT through Thursday, June 6th at 10pm PT. Artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 5th at 10am PT. Pre-sale registration is open now at http://www.youareherela.com/.

LCD Soundsystem is James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, Nancy Whang, Al Doyle, Tyler Pope, Korey Richey, Nick Millhiser and Abby Echeverri.

LCD Soundsystem
Los Angeles Residency 2024
Oct. 31 – Shrine Expo Hall – https://www.axs.com/events/552149/lcd-soundsystem-tickets 
Nov. 1 – Shrine Expo Hall – https://www.axs.com/events/555124/lcd-soundsystem-tickets 
Nov. 2 – Shrine Expo Hall – https://www.axs.com/events/555129/lcd-soundsystem-tickets 
Nov. 3 – Shrine Expo Hall –  https://www.axs.com/events/555132/lcd-soundsystem-tickets 
Nov. 7 – Hollywood Palladium – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090060AD01E15254
Nov. 8 – Hollywood Palladium – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090060AD025D529A
Nov. 9 – Hollywood Palladium – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090060AD02D652E5
Nov. 10 – Hollywood Palladium – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090060AD034E531B

For LCD Soundsystem, please contact: Steve Martin, Jillian Condran jillian@nastylittleman.com
For Goldenvoice, please contact: Daniela Hunt dhunt@goldenvoice.com
For Live Nation, please contact: Kelly Frey kelly@kfpublicity.com

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BEASTIE BOYS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF ILL COMMUNICATION

BEASTIE BOYS
CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF ILL COMMUNICATION
LIMITED EDITION 3LP DELUXE VINYL & CASSETTE OUT JULY 26

Originally released 30 years ago today on May 31, 1994, Ill Communication was much more than the record that returned Beastie Boys to #1 on the Billboard 200. In short order, the fourth album from Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch would become a multi-platinum juggernaut that pervaded every aspect of pop culture. Ill Communication‘s charge to global domination was led by “Sabotage” and its unforgettable Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower-directed tribute to ’70s cop shows, as Rolling Stone dubbed the album 1994’s “soundtrack for summer.” Fans and critics alike were equally and instantly floored by hip hop highlights like the opening “Sure Shot,” the classic Jimmy Smith homage “Root Down” and the Q-Tip collaboration “Get It Together,” while a Vibe cover story hailed Beastie Boys as “perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.” It was a claim that Ill Communication continues to back up, as the album’s infectious sprawl enthralls multiple generations of listeners. From household name hits to sublime instrumentals (“Sabrosa,” “Ricky’s Theme”) to hardcore punk workouts (“Tough Guy,” “Heart Attack Man”) and realms beyond (“Bodhisattva Vow,” “Shambala”), Ill Communication has never stopped growing in stature and impact.

Grand Royal, Capitol Records and UMe are proud to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ill Communication with the July 26 release of two limited edition versions of this Beastie Boys opus:

* A 3LP Deluxe Edition that resurrects a rare version of the album originally released as a limited run in 2009. Long out-of-print and sought after by fans and collectors, the Ill Communication 30th anniversary vinyl edition features lenticular cover art and includes a third LP with 12 bonus tracks (featuring rarities including a live version of “The Maestro” from 1992’s Check Your Head, “Mullet Head,” and ten more remixes, B-sides and assorted oddities), all housed in a rigid slipcase and pressed on 180g vinyl.

* A limited edition cassette of the original album, marking the first time in decades Ill Communication will be available in the format.

So fire up the turntable and dust off that Walkman, and join in the celebration of 30 years of Ill Communication with Beastie Boys and the album’s supporting cast of Mario Caldato Jr. (who co-produced the record with the band), Money Mark, Eric Bobo, Amery “AWOL” Smith, Eugene Gore, Q-Tip and Biz Markie. Because you can’t, you won’t and you don’t stop… 

BEASTIE BOYS
ILL COMMUNICATION
30th Anniversary Tracklists

3LP Deluxe

Disc 1
 • Sure Shot (Side A)
 • Tough Guy (Side A)
 • B-Boys Makin’ With The Freak Freak (Side A)
 • Bobo On The Corner (Side A)
 • Root Down (Side A)
 • Sabotage (Side B)
 • Get It Together (Side B)
 • Sabrosa (Side B)
 • The Update (Side B)
 • Futterman’s Rule (Side B)

Disc 2
 • Alright Hear This (Side C)
 • Eugene’s Lament (Side C)
 • Flute Loop (Side C)
 • Do It (Side C)
 • Ricky’s Theme (Side C)
 • Heart Attack Man (Side D)
 • The Scoop (Side D)
 • Shambala (Side D)
 • Bodhisattva Vow (Side D)
 • Transitions (Side D)

Disc 3
 • Root Down (Free Zone Mix) (Side E)
 • Resolution Time (Side E)
 • Get It Together (Buck-Wild Remix) (Side E)
 • Dope Little Song (Side E)
 • Sure Shot (European B-Boy Mix) (Side E)
 • Heart Attack Man (Unplugged) (Side E)
 • The Vibes (Side F)
 • Atwater Basketball Association File No. 172-C (Side F)
 • Heart Attack Man (Live) (Side F)
 • The Maestro (Live) (Side F)
 • Mullet Head (Side F)
 • Sure Shot (European B-Boy Instrumental) (Side F)

Cassette
 • Sure Shot (Side A)
 • Tough Guy (Side A)
 • B-Boys Makin’ With The Freak Freak (Side A)
 • Bobo On The Corner (Side A)
 • Root Down (Side A)
 • Sabotage (Side A)
 • Get It Together (Side A)
 • Sabrosa (Side A)
 • The Update (Side A)
 • Futterman’s Rule (Side A)
 • Alright Hear This (Side B)
 • Eugene’s Lament (Side B)
 • Flute Loop (Side B)
 • Do It (Side B)
 • Ricky’s Theme (Side B)
 • Heart Attack Man (Side B)
 • The Scoop (Side B)
 • Shambala (Side B)
 • Bodhisattva Vow (Side B)
 • Transitions (Side B)

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS: “U SHOULD NOT BE DOING THAT” / “FACTS” NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
“U SHOULD NOT BE DOING THAT” / “FACTS”
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW

US Tour to Kick Off July 13

Photo Credit: Zac Bayly

Amy Taylor, Dec Martens, Gus Romer and Bryce Wilson, collectively known as Amyl and The Sniffers, have unleashed the incendiary new standalone single “U Should Not Be Doing That” / “Facts” via B2B Records / Virgin Music Group.

Recorded with Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and accompanied by an appropriately raucous video featuring Steven Ogg, the first new music from the Melbourne, Australia foursome since its 2021 sophomore album Comfort To Me, “U Should Not Be Doing That” and “Facts” represent nothing short of a quantum leap. Taylor’s unmistakable vocals—which once moved Pitchfork to crown her “punk’s reigning snarl champion”—cut through with newfound range and confidence, while Martens, Romer and Wilson refine their magnetic proto-punk din to incorporate a radically expanded palette of sonic elements—spanning the AC/DC-esque rhythmic stomp of “U Should Not Be Doing That” to the Stooges-by-way-of-Black Flag guitar pyrotechnics of “Facts,” and beyond.

“Lyrically they’re both pretty self-explanatory. ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ makes me laugh, but it’s also in a way poking fun at the shock that people still feel at a little bit of skimpy clothing, and the bitchy high school way that the music community still is (yes I’m talking to you random 40 year old metalheads sitting around a table doing lines and bitching about a 28 year old chick in a band for wearing shorts and ‘selling out’) but it mainly makes me laugh. It’s unconscious and meant nothing at the time of writing it but now I think it’s a comedic way of rubbing the dog’s nose in its own dog piss after it wee’d on your favorite rug or something.” —Amy Taylor

The “U Should Not Be Doing That” / “Facts” single is available now across digital platforms, with a physical 7″ release to follow on June 28.

Come summer, Amyl and The Sniffers will be bringing the live experience that The New Yorker noted “left audiences slack-jawed” to a haphazard mix of North American venues ranging from headlining club and theater gigs to stadium shows as special guests of Foo Fighters. The tour kicks off July 13 at Day In Day Out in Seattle, criss-crossing the continent with stops including New York’s Citi Field, Boston’s Fenway Park and headlining dates dotting the Northeast, Midwest and more, before coming to close with a two-night blowout at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.

For further information, check out the itinerary below and/or go to amylandthesniffers.com

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
North American Tour 2024

JUL 13, 2024 Day In Day Out Seattle, WA
JUL 19, 2024 Citi Field New York, NY *with Foo Fighters
JUL 20, 2024 White Eagle Hall Jersey City, NJ
JUL 21, 2024 Fenway Park Boston, MA *with Foo Fighters
JUL 23, 2024 Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA *with Foo Fighters
JUL 25, 2024 The Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
JUL 28, 2024 Underground Music Showcase Denver, CO
JUL 30, 2024 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
JUL 31, 2024 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY
AUG 1, 2024 HI-FI Annex Indianapolis, IN
AUG 3, 2024 Asbury Hall Buffalo, NY
AUG 4, 2024 Osheaga Montreal, QC
AUG 5, 2024 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
AUG 7, 2024 Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland, OR
AUG 9, 2024 BMO Stadium Los Angeles, CA *with Foo Fighters
AUG 13, 2024 The Sound at Del Mar, CA
AUG 14, 2024 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
AUG 15, 2024 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Photo Credit: Zac Bayly

BECK ORCHESTRAL TOUR COMES TO NEW YORK CITY

BECK
ORCHESTRAL TOUR COMES TO NEW YORK CITY
July 29 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s
 
Tickets On Sale May 23 at 11am ET at http://beck.to/CarnegieHall

Modern music’s consummate chameleon will showcase a daring and different side of his kaleidoscopic creative acumen this summer, as Beck prepares to embark on a limited run of orchestral performances. For these seven nights only, Beck will perform accompanied by native orchestras in each city, delivering sure to be unforgettable evenings of unique symphonic arrangements of classics and deep cuts from a towering catalog—reimagining a body of work that includes the multi-platinum Odelay, world-tripping Mutations, somber and reflective Sea Change, and GRAMMY Album of the Year winner Morning Phase, to name but a few.
 
Beck confirmed today that his first-ever orchestral concert in New York City will take place July 29 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, and will feature Beck accompanied by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Tickets for this landmark performance will be on sale beginning May 23 at 11am ET at http://beck.to/CarnegieHall
 
Beck’s orchestral debut at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall caps an itinerary with stops at the likes of the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre in Berkeley CA, and more. For further information, see the full list of dates below or go to Beck.com.

BECK   
Orchestral Tour 2024

 
07/03/24 – Seattle, WA – Chateau St. Michelle Winery (w/ orchestra)
07/06/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (w/ The Los Angeles Philharmonic)
07/10/24 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre (w/ The Berkeley Symphony)
07/23/24 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood (w/ The Boston Pops Orchestra)
07/25/24 – Philadelphia, PA  — Mann Center (w/ The Philadelphia Orchestra)
07/27/24 – Vienna, VA – Wolftrap (w/ The National Symphony Orchestra)
07/29/24 – New York, NY –Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (w/ The Orchestra Of St. Luke’s)

GHOST: RELEASE TRAILER FOR DEBUT FEATURE FILM + PRE-ORDER FOR ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

GHOST

LAUNCH TRAILER FOR DEBUT FEATURE FILM + PRE-ORDER FOR ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

RITE HERE RITE NOW
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW, AVAILABLE HERE

SOUNDTRACK PRE-ORDER ft. INSTANT GRAT TRACK “ABSOLUTION” HERE

RITE HERE RITE NOW HAUNTING CINEMAS WORLDWIDE ON JUNE 20 & 22 ONLY

ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK OUT JULY 26

STARRING: GHOST, Maralyn Facey, Alan Ursillo, Ashley McBride, Kevin “Jesus” Kaufmann

DIRECTED BY: Alex Ross Perry and Tobias Forge

PRODUCED BY: Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta and Jonas Åkerlund

Trafalgar Releasing today launched the global trailer for Ghost’s debut film RITE HERE RITE NOW. As previously announced, the film will premiere in cinemas worldwide on June 20 & 22 as tickets go on sale today, available here. Additional screenings may vary by territory. Shot over the course of GHOST’s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ hallowed Kia Forum, RITE HERE RITE NOW fully immerses viewers in the technicolor melodrama of the vaunted live ritual that has helped to propel Sweden’s foremost theatrical rock export to GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping, arena-headlining status the world over.

RITE HERE RITE NOW: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released worldwide on July 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. A fitting 18-song complement to GHOST’s debut feature film, the band’s first ever original soundtrack will be available on all formats (digital, CD, 2xLP). Pre-orders are live now here, and include the soundtrack’s live version of “Absolution,” captured at that now-legendary two-night stand at the Forum, as an instant grat track available here and on YouTube here.

RITE HERE RITE NOW is, however, so much more than a concert movie. GHOST’s debut feature film combines live performance from the two-night finale of the band’s RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series. The result is an utterly unique phantasmagorical blend: Flesh and bone renditions of favorites from all five of GHOST’s albums as well as the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary On A Cross” and more are interwoven with the silver screen debuts of a few faces familiar to the band’s legions of fans—all interacting behind the scenes with GHOST’s Papa Emeritus IV, as his future and fate lay in the hands of the Ministry.

Whether you’re a devoted disciple looking to relive treasured memories of the GHOST live spectacle or among the curious uninitiated, RITE HERE RITE NOW will put you right there: putting your phones down and living in the moment—as a shadow of uncertainty looms—completely spellbound and in the thrall of this bombastic yet intimate cinematic portrait of GHOST.

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to RITE HERE RITE NOW will be released via Loma Vista Recordings. 

RITE HERE RITE NOW is directed by GHOST’s Tobias Forge and Alex Ross Perry and is produced by Popecorn Cinematic Pictures. Producers include Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta and Jonas Åkerlund.

Official Channels:

RITE HERE RITE NOW official website: https://www.ritehereritenow.com
GHOST’s official website: https://ghost-official.com/
GHOST’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/thebandghost/
GHOST’s X page: https://twitter.com/thebandghost

For more information and press enquiries please contact:
steve@nastylittleman.com / jillian@nastylittleman.com / michele@nastylittleman.com

For event assets, visit here

Notes to Editors

Exact screening dates may vary between territories. Notable exceptions include Sweden, Denmark and Finland, where screenings will be held on June 20 & 23, and France, where screenings will be held on June 23 only. Full screening information will be available at ritehereritenow.com

About GHOST

Accumulating nearly 10 billion streams, GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock band and global sensation GHOST continues to bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live shows to ever-growing crowds, most recently on last year’s triumphant RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023, which hit more than two dozen North American cities before its two-night finale at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2022, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reported in a Calendar cover story that GHOST had “conquered metal and the charts” when its fifth album IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the BILLBOARD 200 at #2 and bowing at #1 in the band’s native Sweden, Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in another half dozen or more countries. Featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by THE NEW YORK TIMES and later reimagined with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard—and the GRAMMY-nominated “Call Me Little Sunshine,” GHOST’s fifth #1 at Active Rock radio—IMPERA moved ROLLING STONE to remark, “GHOST predicted the pandemic, now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The album presented the most current and topical GHOST subject matter to date set against a darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other—yet unmistakably, quintessentially GHOST. Having closed out 2022 by cracking the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, with the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary on a Cross,” as well as IMPERA winning Favorite Rock Album at the American Music Awards and Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, GHOST unveiled PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP including the version of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom of the Opera” that earned the band its fifth GRAMMY nomination. GHOST’s seemingly limitless ambition will soon take the band to the silver screen with the June 2024 theatrical premiere of the feature film RITE HERE RITE NOW.

About Alex Ross Perry

Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. He is the director of the films Impolex, The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth, Golden Exits, Her Smell and the writer of Disney’s Christopher Robin. He has directed music videos for GHOST, Pavement, Kim Gordon, Sleigh Bells and many more. He lives in Brooklyn.

About Trafalgar Releasing

Trafalgar Releasing, the global leader in event cinema distribution, harnesses the power of cinema to bring fans together in more than 15,000 cinemas across 132 countries.  A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s operations include production, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of live or pre-recorded content to cinemas worldwide led by an international team based in the UK, US and Germany. Featuring live concerts, music documentaries, world-class opera, award-winning theatre, and more from leading names in entertainment such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, BTS, Metallica, Oasis, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, the Royal Opera House and others, Trafalgar Releasing has repeatedly shattered event cinema box office records, most recently with international distribution for TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR, the highest-grossing concert film of all time. Information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.trafalgar-releasing.com.

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm Opens Today at the Brooklyn Museum

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm Opens Today at the Brooklyn Museum 

Exhibition features hundreds of photographs from Paul McCartney’s personal archives documenting the rise of Beatlemania.

(c) 2024 MPL Communications Ltd/ Photographer: Theo Wargo.

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To view the exhibition press kit, click here 

As The Beatles captured the hearts of millions, Paul McCartney captured it all on his Pentax film camera. Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm takes visitors inside the 1963–64 frenzy of Beatlemania, as the band’s first U.S. tour skyrocketed them to global fame. More than 250 of McCartney’s photographs, recently rediscovered in his archives, reveal his singular vantage point at the center of this whirlwind of attention and adoration—illuminating both the historical, and the personal, moments McCartney and his bandmates experienced together. First on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, the exhibition makes its New York debut at the Brooklyn Museum, opening May 3, 2024, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

“Since first arriving in New York in February 1964, Paul McCartney has built a strong, everlasting connection to the city. His vibrant photographs from The Beatles’ first visit capture the energy of the city, the excitement of the American fans, and the frenzy of the band’s status as celebrities. Yet the images also record The Beatles’ fun and delight with each other. Through McCartney’s lens, we feel the intensity of being at the center of such extraordinary events,” says Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Decorative Arts. 

In an immersive installation of photography, video clips, and archival material, Eyes of the Storm traces the period when The Beatles played concert halls in Liverpool and London and began to tour internationally, first to Paris and then to the United States. McCartney’s photographs convey the intensity of the band’s touring schedule in the U.S., as the Fab Four were swept from concerts to hotels to the road with rabid fans and paparazzi at their heels, from New York and Washington, DC, to Miami. The band’s arrival in New York signaled a turning point in popular culture, as their first televised performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was watched by around seventy three million people and launched The Beatles into superstardom. 

McCartney’s explorations in photography reflect his commitment to both the musical and visual arts. The range of work, from portraiture and landscape photos to documentary images, reveals McCartney’s familiarity with the formal styles of early 1960s photography. References to New Wave, documentary filmmaking, and photojournalism can be found across the exhibition. 

Eyes of the Storm not only showcases McCartney’s artistic versatility but also serves as a personal and historical archive. In addition to documenting the demands of touring and nonstop media attention, the photographs evoke an affectionate family album, picturing his fellow band members, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, at a time when their lives were changing irrevocably. The exhibition gives visitors a highly personal glimpse into an extraordinary time period of one of music’s enduring legends. 

Born in Liverpool, England, Paul McCartney rose to prominence as a founding member of The Beatles. Throughout his lifetime, McCartney has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of popular music and culture more broadly. 

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm has been organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, England, in collaboration with Paul McCartney. It is curated by Paul McCartney with Sarah Brown for MPL Communications and Rosie Broadley for the National Portrait Gallery. The presentation at the Brooklyn Museum is organized by Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, and Jennie Tang, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of Art and the Director of Curatorial Affairs.

Lead Sponsor

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GHOST: DEBUT FEATURE FILM, RITE HERE RITE NOW, IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE JUNE 20 & 22 ONLY

WE WISH TO INFORM YOU…

GHOST
WILL PREMIERE THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT FEATURE FILM
RITE HERE RITE NOW

IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE ON JUNE 20 & 22 ONLY

DIRECTED BY ALEX ROSS PERRY AND TOBIAS FORGE

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK POSTER LAUNCH 
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 9 AT ritehereritenow.com

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL POSTER HERE

STARRING: GHOST, Maralyn Facey, Alan Ursillo, Ashley McBride, Kevin “Jesus” Kaufmann 

DIRECTED BY: Alex Ross Perry and Tobias Forge

PRODUCED BY: Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta and Jonas Åkerlund

Trafalgar Releasing today announced worldwide theatrical distribution plans for RITE HERE RITE NOW.  The unique feature-length film combines never-before-seen 2023 concert footage of GRAMMY award-winning rock band, GHOST, with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series. Directed by GHOST’s Tobias Forge, and Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell), RITE HERE RITE NOW will launch in cinemas globally on June 20 & 22 only.

Full trailer launch and cinema tickets will be available beginning Thursday, May 9. Worldwide screening details and ticket links will be revealed at ritehereritenow.com at 2pm BST / 9am EDT / 6am PDT. Fans are encouraged to sign up for further information.

Shot over the course of GHOST’s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ hallowed Kia Forum, RITE HERE RITE NOW fully immerses viewers in the technicolor melodrama of the vaunted live ritual that has helped to propel Sweden’s foremost theatrical rock export to GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping, arena-headlining status the world over.

RITE HERE RITE NOW is, however, so much more than a concert movie. GHOST’s debut feature film combines live performance from the two-night finale of the band’s RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series. The result is an utterly unique phantasmagorical blend: Flesh and bone renditions of favorites from all five of GHOST’s albums as well as the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary On A Cross” and more are interwoven with the silver screen debuts of a few faces familiar to the band’s legions of fans—all interacting behind the scenes with GHOST’s Papa Emeritus IV, as his future and fate lay in the hands of the Ministry.

Whether you’re a devoted disciple looking to relive treasured memories of the GHOST live spectacle or among the curious uninitiated, RITE HERE RITE NOW will put you right there: putting your phones down and living in the moment—as a shadow of uncertainty looms—completely spellbound and in the thrall of this bombastic yet intimate cinematic portrait of GHOST. 

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to RITE HERE RITE NOW will be released via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order launch and additional details will complement the film’s cinema on-sale date of May 9.

Tobias Forge explained:

“Over a decade ago when GHOST got signed to Loma Vista, Tom Whalley (owner and CEO) asked what the story of the band was.
He felt telling a story was vital in order to get new fans engaged.
I said that because we were a new ‘baby’ band and more importantly we were an ANONYMOUS baby band, there wasn’t really a compelling story to tell.
Not yet anyway.
But I told him that if he wanted a story, I could come up with one.
This film is the fruit of that conversation.”

Director Alex Ross Perry said “Collaborating with Tobias to expand the saga of GHOST into a feature film has been a wicked delight. This movie allowed us to be inspired by everything from silent horror to The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle, from Ralph Bakshi to KISS Alive II. The influences were many, but above all, the ultimate goal was to make a one-of-a-kind feast not only for GHOST fans, but all lovers of the cinematic alchemy between rock spectacle and spooky delights.”

Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, adds “The mystery, mystique, and musical style of GHOST has created such a dedicated allegiance to the band. Our cinemas provide the perfect immersive experience to unite fans as a community and experience GHOST’s elaborate performances with big screens and big sound.”

RITE HERE RITE NOW is produced by Popecorn Cinematic Pictures. Producers include Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta and Jonas Åkerlund. 

Notes to Editors: Exact screening dates may vary between territories. Notable exceptions include Sweden and Denmark, where screenings will be held on June 20 & 23, and France, where screenings will be held on June 23 only. Full screening information will be available at ritehereritenow.com from May 9.

Official Channels:

RITE HERE RITE NOW official website: https://www.ritehereritenow.com
GHOST’s official website: https://ghost-official.com/
GHOST’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/thebandghost/
GHOST’s X page: https://twitter.com/thebandghost

For more information and press enquiries please contact:
steve@nastylittleman.com / jillian@nastylittleman.com / michele@nastylittleman.com

For event assets, visit here

About GHOST

Accumulating nearly 10 billion streams, GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock band and global sensation GHOST continues to bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live shows to ever-growing crowds, most recently on last year’s triumphant RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023, which hit more than two dozen North American cities before its two-night finale at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2022, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reported in a Calendar cover story that GHOST had “conquered metal and the charts” when its fifth album IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the BILLBOARD 200 at #2 and bowing at #1 in the band’s native Sweden, Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in another half dozen or more countries. Featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by THE NEW YORK TIMES and later reimagined with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard—and the GRAMMY-nominated “Call Me Little Sunshine,” GHOST’s fifth #1 at Active Rock radio—IMPERA moved ROLLING STONE to remark, “GHOST predicted the pandemic, now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The album presented the most current and topical GHOST subject matter to date set against a darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other—yet unmistakably, quintessentially GHOST. Having closed out 2022 by cracking the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, with the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary on a Cross,” as well as IMPERA winning Favorite Rock Album at the American Music Awards and Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, GHOST unveiled PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP including the version of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom of the Opera” that earned the band its fifth GRAMMY nomination. GHOST’s seemingly limitless ambition will soon take the band to the silver screen with the June 2024 theatrical premiere of the feature film RITE HERE RITE NOW. 

About Alex Ross Perry

Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. He is the director of the films Impolex, The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth, Golden Exits, Her Smell and the writer of Disney’s Christopher Robin. He has directed music videos for GHOST, Pavement, Kim Gordon, Sleigh Bells and many more. He lives in Brooklyn.

About Trafalgar ReleasingTrafalgar Releasing, the global leader in event cinema distribution, harnesses the power of cinema to bring fans together in more than 15,000 cinemas across 132 countries.  A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s operations include production, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of live or pre-recorded content to cinemas worldwide led by an international team based in the UK, US and Germany. Featuring live concerts, music documentaries, world-class opera, award-winning theatre, and more from leading names in entertainment such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, BTS, Metallica, Oasis, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, the Royal Opera House and others, Trafalgar Releasing has repeatedly shattered event cinema box office records, most recently with international distribution for TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR, the highest-grossing concert film of all time. Information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.trafalgar-releasing.com.