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RAMMSTEIN: NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

RAMMSTEIN

NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

One-Day-Only Rammstein Pop-Up Tattoo Shops Open May 20

RAMMSTEIN has released its long awaited seventh album, available as of today for purchase and/or streaming via Caroline Records in the U.S.

Comprised of 11 new RAMMSTEIN tracks including “ZEIG DICH” and singles “RADIO” and “DEUTSCHLAND,” the new record is RAMMSTEIN’s first studio album since 2009’s LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA.

To date, “RADIO” and “DEUTSCHLAND” have amassed combined streams and views exceeding 100 million.

The new album is produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN.

The band will debut material from the new album on its upcoming sold out stadium tour, beginning May 27 and running through August 23. See below for dates.

Two independent record stores–Fingerprints Music in California and Looney Tunes in New York—will be hosting Rammstein pop-up tattoo shops—Fingerprints on May 20 from 2pm to 8pm, and Looney Tunes on a date to be determined. Fans who purchase the album and present a receipt with coupon will receive a free (and real) Rammstein logo tattoo–First Come, First Served Basis.

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

RAMMSTEIN
EUROPE STADIUM TOUR 2019

05/27/19 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins-Arena (SOLD OUT)
05/28/19 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins-Arena (SOLD OUT)
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
07/29/19 – Moscow, Russia – VTB Arena, Central Dynamo Stadium
08/02/19 – Saint Petersburg, Russia – Pazprom 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

Photo Credit: Jens Koch

JENNY LEWIS + GLASS HOUSE FARMS PRESENT THE RABBIT HOLE HANDPICKED CANNABIS STRAIN

JENNY LEWIS + GLASS HOUSE FARMS PRESENT THE RABBIT HOLE

HANDPICKED CANNABIS STRAIN AVAILABLE NOW AT SELECT LOS ANGELES MEDICAL & RECREATIONAL CANNABIS RETAILERS
AND THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL + ADDITIONAL HEADLINE DATES CONFIRMED

Photo courtesy of Glass House Farms

Having released “arguably the best work of her already celebrated career ” (AMERICAN SONGWRITER) this year, Jenny Lewis is taking things higher with a very special collaboration with cannabis cultivator extraordinaire, Glass House Farms. Today, Jenny and the environmentally conscious team at Glass House unveil her handpicked hybrid strain of cannabis, The Rabbit Hole, inspired by her new album On The Line (Warner Bros. Records).

Jenny’s special strain features a light Sour Diesel sativa with 16.3% THC content. Story has it the origin of this strain can be traced back to a Grateful Dead concert in 1991, where the seeds were first distributed.

Los Angeles area fans can get into The Rabbit Hole—available now in 5-packs of half-gram pre-rolls—via select dispensaries and Glass House Farms retail partners, including: Sweet Flower Melrose, Sweet Flower Studio City, The Pottery, The Cannary, The Beach and Bud & Bloom. Distribution provided by Highline Distribution Services in Los Angeles & HERBL Distribution in northern California.

Earth-friendly and state-of-the-art, Glass House Farms uses environmentally-sound practices that maximize water retention, minimize waste and go above and beyond state compliance standards to deliver a consistently premium product. To learn more, please visit www.glasshousefarms.org.


Jenny has recently confirmed a handful of new dates, including both weekends of ACL Fest and headlining shows across the south. Be sure not to miss these incredible live performances that have critics raving:


“a terrific hometown show…underscored what makes Lewis so timelessly appealing…simultaneously timeless and modern, little portraits of storytelling wrapped in a sheen of country, rock, soul and gospel…Lewis thrilled the adoring crowd” —OC REGISTER

“It was completely dark outside by the time Jenny Lewis appeared on the Edisto Stage Saturday night, but her person was bright enough to light the entire Riverfront Park—and not just because she donned a floor-length sequined dress. The songs on her stunning new album On The Line are positively radiant. Each glows and gleams with a kind of glam only Lewis can pull off, and watching her perform those dazzling tunes—from the searing rock ‘n’ roll of star single “Red Bull & Hennessy” to the hang-loose declarations of “Wasted Youth”—was further proof On The Line may be her best solo effort to date.”       —PASTE (Best Moments of High Water Festival 2019

“Anyone else still fawning over Jenny Lewis this morning? Wearing a sequined pink mermaid-esque dress with faux fur cuffs, Jenny Lewis appears on a pastel platform like a dream…While Lewis performs some of the album’s biggest bangers, like  “Heads Gonna Roll” and “Red Bull and Hennessy,” she bestows older favorites, too, like “Just One of the Guys” and “See Fernando,” all with the swagger of a woman who knows she’s something to fucking celebrate.” —CHARLESTON CITY PAPER

See below for the full list of dates and grab tickets here: https://www.jennylewis.com/tour/

JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE TOUR 2019

(New dates in bold)


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 — Deer Valley Resort
07/12/19 — Jackson, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
07/14/19 — Whitefish, MT — Under The Big Sky Festival
07/18/19 — Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
07/18/19 – Leeuwarden, NE – Welcome to The Village Festival
07/19/19 – Henham Park, Suffolk, UK — Latitude Festival
07/23/19 – Bristol, UK – SWX
07/24/19 — Brighton, UK — Concorde 2
07/25/19 — London, UK — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07/27/19 — Edinburgh, UK — Queens Hall
07/28/19 — Manchester, UK — RNCM Concert Hall
07/29/19 — Dublin, IE — The Academy
08/16/19 – Omaha, NE – Maha Festival
08/17/19 — St. Louis — The Paegent
08/18/19 – Columbus, OH – Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival
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 Festival
09/29/19 — Dana Point, CA — Ohana Fest
09/30/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/04/19 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/07/19 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
10/08/19 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
10/09/19 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/11/19 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

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


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VAMPIRE WEEKEND: FATHER OF THE BRIDE DEBUTS AT #1

VAMPIRE WEEKEND 

FATHER OF THE BRIDE DEBUTS AT #1

Biggest Sales Week for a Rock Band in 2019

Top Selling Vinyl of 2019

North American Tour Begins This Weekend

A veritable feast of music
—Billboard

One of the most ~important~ bands of the 21st century… With Father of the Bride, their fourth album, the group has expanded itself and the conception of what a band can be.
—GQ

The band’s long-awaited fourth album also just became the frontrunner for best album of 2019
—New York (Vulture)

Sonically eclectic and lyrically profound… the indie-rock band’s most affecting material to date.
—People

A sheer delight in craft and sound.
—Rolling Stone

Vampire Weekend returns as the best indie band of their generation… the album proves that they’re still better than most, if not all, of the other artists of that era… More important, the band has a genius-level songwriter in Koenig
—USA Today

An almost universally radiant offering… an album that could soundtrack an afternoon picnic or be used as fodder for a doctorate thesis on songwriting. It’s a beautifully realized cipher in an age of unsatisfying answers.
—Variety


Vampire Weekend’s rapturously received pre-release run of events—including multiple TV appearances, and a New York State Tour including a surprise pop-up performance in Washington Square Park drawing thousands of fans and ending in a 56-song all-day musical marathon–has yielded its reward: the band’s long-awaited fourth album Father of the Bride, released May 3rd on Spring Snow/Columbia Records, has entered the U.S. chart at #1.

The third Vampire Weekend album in a row to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, Father of the Bride’s first week tally of 138,000 is both the year’s biggest sales week for a rock act and the highest single week sales of the Grammy-winning band’s career. Nearly 20,000 of the album’s first week sales were vinyl, putting the LP at #1 on the vinyl chart by a large margin as well as the top selling vinyl of the year—not to mention #1 debuts on the Album Sales and Internet Sales charts. The album is available to purchase or stream here.    Father of the Bride’s release was also supported by a Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon appearance featuring special guests Haim that resulted in a rare two songs airing over two consecutive weeks (the second song will air this Friday, May 17) and a Jimmy KimmelLive performance hailed by Stereogum as “further evidence that the new songs will sound great when the band hits the road this summer.”  

The Father of the Bride North American Tour begins the weekend of May 16-19 with a headlining set at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The band’s U.S. dates currently extend through an October 8-9 two-night stand at Red Rocks in Colorado, and include Vampire Weekend’s most ambitious hometown date ever: a September 6th in-the-round performance for 18,000 fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

VAMPIRE WEEKEND
North 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

ST. VINCENT: THE STORY BEHIND ACTOR

May 2019

The story behind Actor

The internet told me that my second record turned 10 last weekend.

I experience time as elastic. I know there are scientific theories regarding this topic that are 1) well known and 2) fascinating but irrelevant for the purpose of this brief (and metaphorical) sentiment.

So, I experience time, I imagine, like most people, as elastic. Makes sense, in its way. As musicians, all we have to get best at is timing. Macro and micro.  When to sing that lyric. When to play (or more importantly, NOT play) that note.  Where to feel that big and little “one.”  When the song should keep going. And when the song should end.

But 10 years, however one has experienced them, have gone by since I put out a much labored-over record (some of this suffering was avoidable, but I was unaware of how to ford the river at the time without breaking the leg or getting dysentery…)

I remember having deep and lengthy conversations about 80’s 4AD and Tones on Tail and late Scott Walker records (the Mussolini and beating meat stuff!) with a producer whose work I admired and decided to work with and who convinced me to work on tape.

Turns out, neither of us really knew how to work on tape. Me, being of the burgeoning DIY digital generation with songs a work in progress, used to moving all the puzzle pieces around and he, having no patience for anything that wasn’t his burgeoning polyamorous marriage or recreating Talk Talk’s Laughing Stock. (Genius record and reference.  But likely not made with an abusive father figure LITERALLY directing Mark Hollis’s every move.)

I’d spent an incredible amount of time making “no hair on its head shall be disturbed” small ensemble arrangements, brutally, on tape.

As it became clear that this process with the idealist-cum-emotional-fascist* was not going to end fruitfully, I took my reels and reels of tape to my friend Johnny C.  Johnny told me some of the songs sounded like outtakes from the Lion King on Broadway.  (God bless, Julie Taymor, but not a compliment in this case…).  I was lost. I had all kinds of words and melodies but was so beaten up by the other process that i   didn’t know how to tie them with these pristine moments.

He told me to go home and write a song in a night. So I wrote “Actor Out of Work” at my mom’s house in my childhood bedroom.  I felt like a fraud. I felt like people were frauds. I wanted to be hit. I wanted to hit.

Some mid-morning Starbucks-determination at a bizarre Plano studio in a strip mall and a splash of Here Come the Warm Jets and suddenly we had a song.

Johnny didn’t like the studio gear. It reeked of a little more than a little money but definitely little taste.  But we made it work.

We talked about Ramones and Iggy songs and late 70’s guitars plugged straight into consoles and blown up by compressors.  We talked about Suicide drum beats.  We mocked the giant bean bag chair which served as a couch which was someone’s idea of what musicians do:  Lie around. Prostrate. While inspiration gets stoned and says he might strike a little later, he just has some shit to do… (u up?). No. You’re not up.

And anyway, Like eating, I prefer to stand when I “create.”

I remember recording the piano on “The Party”. Painstakingly. As I was and am somehow always confused as where my hands should go. Sometimes a gift. Sometimes a liability. But luckily, never a thoroughly modern #metoo. (Zing!)

Piece by piece, Johnny and I went through and completely reworked every song and idea.  Lots of Hunky’s veggie burgers and Subway sandwiches and talking. Talking sincere. Talking shit. Making each other laugh with stories about growing up. About Texas. About growing up in Texas.

I remember finishing the record. The relief and panic.  And having my mama drive me to the DFW airport immediately afterward, because I was meant to play a few shows in Australia. (Being requested in Australia felt like a cultural coup. Yet after recording, I felt so strange and raw. And then I had to fly across the world in steerage to be another breed — a performer of a person.  When I wasn’t sure what person I was after finishing this album.)

There is no time to process during process. As Joni Mitchell sang, you’re just “living on nerves and feelings” before sensing you have done something. And you hope people will hear it. And hear you. And hear themselves. In the songs;  I was the empty swimming pool. I was the coward who wanted an iron spine. I was the kid hiding under the bed from a predator. I was the televangelist selling lies but spreading hope. I was the ashtray with the stubbed out cigarette waiting to be cleared by the beleaguered late night bar staff.  So were you.  You were everything.  I was just the same. But brand new. I wanted to be if not free, something just a little closer to it.

I haven’t listened to that record in a while. I have always likened listening to older work to looking at junior high year book photos.  If one is lucky, one can muster compassion for one’s younger self. Recognize that time is elastic. Notes are elastic. Lyrics elastic. Could have been anything.  Any songs, any ideas at all, anyone at that time.  But it was those songs and those ideas and that process and that person.  And I am (humbly) proud of it.  And so happy that Actor made it to the ears and hearts it did.

Love,

AC

LED ZEPPELIN FILM

LED ZEPPELIN FILM

Caption: Studio group portrait of Led Zeppelin, London, 1968. Clockwise from left: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page. 

Credit: Photo by Dick Barnatt / Redferns (Getty Images)

Now in post-production, the as yet untitled Led Zeppelin documentary, directed by Bernard MacMahon, celebrates the world’s best-selling rock band on their fiftieth anniversary. The documentary traces the journeys of the four members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of 1968 for a rehearsal that will change the future of rock, and culminates in 1970 when their second album knocks The Beatles off the top of the charts and they become the number one band in the world.

With brand new interviews of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham, this documentary will be the first of its kind; the Led Zeppelin story told through the words of the men that lived it, with no outside voices or conjecture. Featuring never before seen archive film and photographs, state of the art audio transfers of the band’s music, as well as the music that shaped their sound, this documentary will be the definitive telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band. It is the first and only time the band have participated in a documentary in fifty years.

Jimmy Page: “When I saw everything Bernard had done on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story.”

Robert Plant: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”

John Paul Jones: “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring that story to life.”

______________________________

Notes to editors: The Led Zeppelin documentary comes from the award-winning team behind American Epic: directed by Bernard MacMahon, written by Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, edited by Dan Gitlin, with sound supervision by Nicholas Bergh, and produced by Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson and Ged Doherty.
Executive Producers are Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub.

For further information please contact:
Nasty Little Man: Steve Martin – steve@nastylittleman.com

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND FATHER OF THE BRIDE NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS

VAMPIRE WEEKEND

FATHER OF THE BRIDE 

NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS

MAY 5th ALL-DAY ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT WEBSTER HALL IN NEW YORK

MAY 7th ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

“(4.5 Stars) Vampire Weekend now look like the smartest guys in the room, marshalling a sumptuous, emotionally complex music perfect in this pop moment.” 
—ROLLING STONE

“The album proves that they’re still better than most, if not all, of the other artists of that era… More important, the band has a genius-level songwriter in Koenig” 
—USA TODAY 

“Quite possibly their magnum opus… One of rock’s most thoughtful songwriters has given us much to unpack. At 18 tracks, Father Of The Bride is both dense and sprawling, rich with ideas and Easter eggs and dazzling musical flourishes… not a second feels wasted.” 
—STEREOGUM

“Vampire Weekend Have Gone and Made Another Masterpiece.” 
—ESQUIRE U.K. 

“Sonically eclectic and lyrically profound” 
—PEOPLE 

“An exceptional release… packed with exquisitely rendered miniatures that are immediately engaging but which, dense with layers and allusions, will almost certainly mean even more in the long run.” 
—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 

“Perhaps the best band still standing from the mega-indie era, with a bigger and broader sound worthy of a longtime festival headliner.” 
—THE RINGER 

Ending months of fevered anticipation punctuated by three brilliant double-A-side singles and a slew of over-the-top positive early reviews, Vampire Weekend’s long-awaited fourth album Father of the Bride is released today, May 3rd, on Columbia Records. The album is available to purchase or stream here.

Vampire Weekend will celebrate FOTB’s release with an all-day show Sunday, May 5th at New York City’s recently reopened Webster Hall. Over the course of the morning and afternoon, the band will play three sets including a performance of the new album in its entirety. Bagels for breakfast and pizza for lunch will be included. See http://vampireweekend.shop.ticketstoday.com for more information.

Simultaneous to the May 5th all-day affair will be a very special episode of Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig. This installment of the internet radio show created and hosted by Ezra will feature an in-depth dissection of FOTB with the album’s co-producer Ariel Rechtshaid and de facto Time Crisis co-host Jake Longstreth. Listen live here and on demand here.

And on Tuesday, May 7th, Vampire Weekend will make its first television appearance in five years, with a debut performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The May 5th all-day experience concludes Vampire Weekend’s New York State Tour of intimate venues, which brought an “unforgettable… truly transcendent experience”(Buffalo News) to Buffalo and Kingston. The Father of the Bride North American Tour begins the weekend of May 16-19 with a headlining set at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The band’s U.S. dates currently extend through an October 8-9 two-night stand at Red Rocks in Colorado, and include Vampire Weekend’s most ambitious hometown date ever: a September 6th in-the-round performance for 18,000 fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

VAMPIRE WEEKEND
North American Father of the Bride Tour 2019
 

05/05/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
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

RAMMSTEIN: “RADIO” SINGLE & VIDEO OUT NOW

RAMMSTEIN

“RADIO” SINGLE & VIDEO OUT NOW

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

RAMMSTEIN has released “RADIO,” the second 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 Joern Heitmann that can be seen here “RADIO” is the second song to be revealed from the first new RAMMSTEIN studio album since 2009’s LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA.

“RADIO” follows the new album’s first single “DEUTSCHLAND,” which has amassed combined streams and views approaching 100 million since its March 28 release.

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.

PAUL McCARTNEY: EGYPT STATION—EXPLORER’S EDITION

PAUL McCARTNEY
EGYPT STATION — EXPLORER’S EDITION

MAY 17 RELEASE FEATURING EGYPT STATION II ALBUM OF ADDITIONAL STUDIO & LIVE TRACKS

FRESHEN UP U.S. TOUR 2019 KICKS OFF MAY 23 IN NEW ORLEANS

Paul McCartney has confirmed a May 17 release for Egypt Station – Explorer’s Edition on Capitol Records. This expanded version of Paul’s #1 charting Egypt Station will arrive barely a week prior to the start of the U.S. leg of Paul’s Freshen Up Tour—his first extended stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world. 

Egypt Station was released September 7, 2018 to stellar reviews. Rolling Stone raved, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as “the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now.”

Egypt Station – Explorer’s Edition is comprised of the original record plus a second album, Egypt Station II. The bonus disc collects all songs released during the Egypt Station voyage, from studio tracks including the surprise single “Get Enough” to live performances captured at stops such as Abbey Road Studios, The Cavern and Grand Central Station.

The complete track listing for Egypt Station II is:
Get Started 
Nothing For Free 
Frank Sinatra’s Party
Sixty Second Street 
Who Cares [Full Length] 
Get Enough
Come On To Me [Live At Abbey Road Studios] 
Fuh You [Live At The Cavern] 
Confidante [Live At LIPA]
Who Cares [Live At Grand Central Station]

The full itinerary for the 2019 North American Freshen Up Tour is as follows:

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center     
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 8 – Green Bay WI – Lambeau Field
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 14 – Arlington TX –  Globe Life Park
June 22 – San Diego CA – Petco Park
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 28 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
July 6 — Vancouver, BC — BC Place 
July 10 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
July 13 – Los Angeles CA –  Dodger Stadium

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BECK: “SAW LIGHTNING” NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

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

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.