Nine Inch Nails reveal 100 Gecs, Yves Tumor and more as US support acts

See the full list of dates below and view ticket details here.

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APRIL
28 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
30 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival

MAY
1 – Franklin, TN – First Bank Amphitheater
22 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling

SEPTEMBER
2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
9 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
11 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
15 – Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Sound
22 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
24 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center

This year’s tour follows the band cancelling their 2021 outings, due to uncertainties around the COVID pandemic remained.

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The industrial band also recently announced the details of three summer UK headline shows, in Glasgow, London and Manchester. They’re also set to play a pair of gigs at the Eden Project in Cornwall this June.

Nine Inch Nails have released both ‘Ghosts V: Together’ and ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts‘ since their last live shows.

Reviewing the records, NME wrote: “Much like Reznor said last time Ghosts swung round, ‘Ghosts: V-VI’ is music for daydreams. But it’s only fair and decent for us to let you know that it’s also music for nightmares too.”

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Watch Foals play recent single ‘Looking High’ for the first time

The trio returned to the venue the following night (April 21) where they debuted ‘Looking High’. Tune in here:

‘Looking High’, frontman Yannis Philippakis explained, “is looking back to a more hedonistic time in my life, and a more innocent time in society in general, pre-pandemic and before the existential threat of climate change”.

He continued: “It takes place in an alley in Oxford with two clubs – The Cellar and The Wheatsheaf – that all the city’s nightlife gravitated towards.”

Foals’ current run of UK gigs continues in Birmingham tonight (April 23) ahead of various festival appearances this summer. You can see their upcoming live schedule below and find tickets here.

APRIL
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

25 – Bonus Arena, Hull
26 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
27 – Centre, Brighton
29 – Olympia, London
30 – Olympia, London

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MAY
1 – Olympia, London
2 – Olympia, London
5 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
6 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
29 – Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Coventry

JUNE
22–26 – Glastonbury Festival
27 – Fairview Park, Dublin
29 – Sounds of the City, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

JULY
8 – Sounds of the City, Millennium Square, Leeds
9 – TRSNMT, Glasgow
23 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Speaking to NME about the forthcoming ‘Life Is Yours’ back in February, Philippakis said that “this is our idea of a going out record”. 

“We were thinking about parties, club nights and being drunk on the bus at 2am trying to get home,” he explained.

“All of it: the excitement before you go out, meeting up with your friends, the wild abandon. ‘Who’s got the pingers? Where are we going?’ This is all of that youthful excess of going out.”

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Watch The Who play orchestral ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ on ‘Colbert’

Watch the Colbert performance of ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ below.

The band’s forthcoming tour – dubbed ‘The Who Hits Back!’ – will begin next week (April 22) in Florida, with the first leg running until the end of May.

The band will then return to the States in October for another run of dates, which take them through until November.

Speaking of the tour, Roger Daltrey said: “Pete and I said we’d be back, but we didn’t think we’d have to wait for two years for the privilege. This is making the chance to perform feel even more special this time around.

“So many livelihoods have been impacted due to COVID, so we are thrilled to get everyone back together – the band, the crew and the fans. We’re gearing up for a great show that hits back in the only way The Who know how. By giving it everything we got.”

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See the full list of The Who’s 2022 North American tour dates below.

APRIL 2022
22 – Hollywood, Florida, Hard Rock Live
24 – Jacksonville, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
27 – Tampa, Amalie Arena
30 – New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz Festival

MAY 2022
3 – Austin, Moody Center
5 – Dallas, American Airlines Center
8 – The Woodlands, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10 – Oklahoma City, Paycom Center
13 – Memphis, FedEx Forum
15 – Cincinnati, TQL Stadium
18 – Boston, TD Garden
20 – Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
23 – Washington DC, Capital One Arena
26 – New York, Madison Square Garden
28 – Bethel, Bethel Woods Center of the Arts

OCTOBER
2 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
4 – Detroit, Little Caesars Arena
7 – Belmont Park, UBS Arena
9 – Columbus, Schottenstein Center
12 – Chicago, United Center
14 – St Louis, Enterprise Center
17 – Denver, Ball Arena
20 – Portland, Moda Center
22 – Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena
26 – Sacramento, Golden 1 Center
28 – Anaheim, Honda Center

NOVEMBER
1 – Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
4 – Las Vegas, Dolby Live at Park MGM
5 – Las Vegas, Dolby Live at Park MGM

The announcement of the tour comes after The Who’s Pete Townshend recently said he’s reluctant to make a new album with the band, because of the “old fashioned way that [they] work”.

The guitarist’s comments come after Daltrey also said he’s reluctant to make another album with The Who because “there’s no record market any more”.

Speaking to Guitar Player magazine, Townshend said: “As far as a new record, it does take quite a lot of time to put together the 20 or 30 songs that are needed for both Roger and I and any producer that we might be working with to cherry-pick the ones that fit the times.

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Listen to Wet Leg’s trippy new track, ‘Angelica’

It goes on to describe the song as a mixture of “the absurd”, “the sardonic”, “social angst” and “a a trippy, synth-kissed journey through parties and regrets.”

Speaking about the new song, Teasdale said: It’s laced with disenchantment. Even though the chorus is ‘good times, all the time’. That’s just impossible, isn’t it?”
 
Watch the video for Angelica here:

The song will feature on ‘Wet Leg’, the group’s debut album which is set for release this April, alongside previous singles ‘Chaise Longue’, ‘Wet Dream’ and ‘Oh No’.

To launch the album, the band recently announced several UK in-store performances and appearances. Several extra dates have been added due to demand.

You can see the full list of dates here:

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Upcoming live dates

APRIL
7 – Banquet at PRYZM, Kingston (early & late shows)
8 – Rough Trade East, London (matinee & evening)
9 – Resident, Brighton
10 – Rough Trade, Bristol 
11 – Rough Trade, Nottingham 
12 – HMV, Birmingham
13 – Bear Tree Records out-store at The Foundry, Sheffield
16 – Newcastle University, Newcastle 
17 – The Mash House, Edinburgh 
19 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 
20 – Gorilla, Manchester 
21– Trinity Centre, Bristol
23 – o2 Institute, Birmingham 
24 – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
26 – Electric Ballroom, London
27 – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
28 – Neighbourhood Weekender, Victoria Park, Warrington

JUNE
23 – The Louisiana, Bristol (for Independent Venue Week)

Wet Leg have also been added to the line-up for SXSW Festival 2021. The event will return to Austin, Texas between March 14-20.

They will also be seen at this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

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Sum 41 and Simple Plan announce ‘Blame Canada’ 2022 US tour

“It’s happening! We’re stoked to announce we will be heading out on ‘The Blame Canada Tour’ across the US with our friends @Sum41 and special guests @SetItOff & @Magnoliaparkfl 🤘⚡️🤘,” Simple Plan added. “We can’t wait to kick this one off and play for you all summer!”

The first leg of the tour will see support from Set It Off, while Magnolia Park will back the Canadian bands on the second leg.

We've known the guys in @simpleplan for a very long time, but we've never toured together…. until now! Introducing The Blame Canada Tour! Come celebrate 21 years of 'All Killer No Filler' all across the US! pic.twitter.com/M2AsGrYn1B

— Sum 41 (@Sum41) February 22, 2022

Tickets for the shows are on pre-sale now; general tickets will be available from 10am on Friday (February 25). You can get tickets here and see the full list of tour dates below.

APRIL 2022
29 – Raleigh, NC, Ritz
30 – Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues

MAY 2022
2 – Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
3 – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
4 – Silver Springs, MD, The Fillmore
6 – Worcester, MA, The Palladium
7 – Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony
8 – New York, NY, Pier 17 – The Rooftop
10 – Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
11 – Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
13 – Cincinnati, OH, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
14 – Milwaukee, WI, Eagles
15 – Chicago, IL, Radius
17 – Minneapolis, MN, Myth
18 – Kansas City, MO, Uptown
20 – Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah’s Stir Cove
21 – St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
22 – Nashville, TN, Marathon
24 – Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
25 – Tampa, FL, Seminole Hard Rock
27 – New Orleans, LA, Orpheum Theater
28 – Dallas, TX, So What?! Music Festival

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JULY 2022
29 – Tulsa, OK, Cains Ballroom
30 – Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
31 – Houston, TX, House of Blues

AUGUST 2022
3 – Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
5 – San Diego, CA, SOMA
6 – Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
9 – San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
10 – Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
12 – Portland, OR, Roseland Theatre
13 – Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
14 – Spokane, WA, The Knitting Factory
16 – Garden City, ID, Revolution
17 – Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
18 – Denver, CO, The Fillmore

Last week, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley joined forces with Simple Plan on their new song, ‘Ruin My Life’.

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Smashing Pumpkins announce ‘Rock Invasion 2’ US tour

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (February 25) at 10am local time, with pre-sale launched today (February 23). Get tickets here, and see the full tour schedule below.

Invading select U.S. cities this May, The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 Tour!
Tickets on sale Friday Feb 25 10am local time pic.twitter.com/5gOyzPyw5y

— The Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) February 22, 2022

APRIL 2022
29-01 Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN

MAY 2022
2 – Tech Port Arena, San Antonio, TX
5 – Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City, MX
6 – Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City, MX
7 – Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City, MX
13 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA*
14 – BeachLife Festival, Redondo Beach, CA
15 – TBA , Tucson, AZ*
17 – TBA, Oklahoma City, OK*
18 – Ozarks Amphitheater, Camdenton, MO*
19 – 22 – Welcome to Rockville, Daytona Beach, FL
20 – Champions Square, New Orleans, LA*
21 – Avondale Brewing Co., Birmingham, AL*
24 – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA*
25 – White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro, NC*
27 – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION, Newport, KY*
28 – KEMBA Live!, Columbus, OH*
29 – Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL

Smashing Pumpkins last album was 2020’s ‘CYR’, which in a three-star review NME said: “Corgan has undoubtedly created the ‘contemporary record’ he so craved; it’s far better than anything Corgan produced when he was running with the Pumpkins name on his own.

“It’s also amazing that after all the bad blood and messy break ups, he’s more adept at penning an accessible tune than he’s ever been.”

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Last July, Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder said the band were “halfway through working on another big album”.

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Sigur Rós announce details of huge world tour

More dates are expected to follow – check out the first round of dates here:

Sigur Rós – World Tour 2022

APRIL
30 – Festival Vaivén, Mexico

MAY
3 – Citibanamex Auditorium, Monterrey
5 – Auditorio Telmex Guadalajara
9 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11 – Theater of the Clouds – Portland, OR
13 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
17 – Frost Amphitheater – Stanford, CA 
19 – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA
23 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin TX
24 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin TX
25 – Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX 
27 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Atlanta, GA
28 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
31 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN 

JUNE

1 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
3 – Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MI
4 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL 
6 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.
7 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA 
8 – Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA 
10 – Place des Arts – Montreal, QC 
11 – Meridian Hall – Toronto, ON 
14 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY 
17 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY 
18 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY 

A statement also said that the band “are in the process of writing and recording their first new studio album since 2013’s ‘Kveikur’”.

It went on to say that the group “will air new songs at the shows, alongside material drawn from their acclaimed 25 year discography.”

Last week, the band also confirmed that founding members Jónsi and Georg Holm are joined in the studio and on tour by former member Kjartan Sveinsson, who is rejoining the band almost a decade after stepping away to focus on other projects.

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Sveinsson was previously a member of the group from 1998, leaving in 2013 to “do something different”.

The multi-instrumentalist was not replaced following his departure, with Jónsi telling Paste that year: “We never thought about getting somebody else to replace him. I think we just wanted to keep on with the three of us.”

Sigur Rós shared a screenshot of a video call featuring Jónsi, Georg “Goggi” Holm and Sveinsson. “Two old faces and one new old face,” they captioned the post. “Three of us happy to be back together and doing what we love doing. Exciting times ahead.”

In 2020, Sigur Rós released the collaborative soundtrack album ‘Odin’s Raven Magic’ with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen, Páll Guðmundsson and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir. The composition originally served as an orchestral score to a poem by Hrafnagaldr Óðins and was created in 2002.

Last year, Jónsi released his latest solo album, ‘Obsidian’, alongside a visual art installation of the same name.

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Ed Sheeran announces new warm up shows ahead of UK tour

“These are very low key shows where I get to try out all the new tunes before taking them into the stadiums. Some nights there will be mistakes. But that is where the fun starts.”

You can see the new dates, plus all the other dates of Sheeran’s upcoming tour, here:

MARCH 2022
21 – Electric Ballroom, London (new date)

22 – Electric Ballroom, London (new date)
23 – Electric Ballroom, London (new date)
25 – Concorde 2, Brighton (new date)
26 – Concorde 2, Brighton (new date)
31 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London (new date)

APRIL 2022
1 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London (new date)

23 – Croke Park, Dublin
24 – Croke Park, Dublin
28 – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork
29 – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork

MAY 2022
5 – Thomond Park, Limerick
6 – Thomond Park, Limerick
12 – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
13 – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
26 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
27 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
3 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
4 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
10 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
11 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
12 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
16 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
17 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
24 – Wembley Stadium, London
29 – Wembley Stadium, London
30 – Wembley Stadium, London

JULY 2022
1 – Wembley Stadium, London
7 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
14 – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 – King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
29 – Stade De France, Paris, France

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AUGUST 2022
4 – Øresundsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
10 – Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
20 – Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
25 – PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

SEPTEMBER 2022
1 – Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
10 – Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
16 – Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, Switzerland
23 – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany

On February 8, Sheeran teamed up with the metal group for a reworked version of his 2021 track ‘Bad Habits’ to open the BRIT Awards 2022.

The pair also teased a studio release of the song, after Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes shared a FaceTime call he had with Sheeran in which the pair discuss their live performance and an upcoming release of the song.

That version arrived earlier today (February 17), with the pair releasing an alternative studio version of ‘Bad Habits’.

Speaking about the new track, Sheeran said: “I really enjoyed the show last week and I think people will really like the new version. Excited to get it out.”

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes added: “From receiving the email asking whether we’d like to open the brits with Ed Sheeran to us chatting and bouncing ideas to rehearsing and then performing and now releasing, this has needless to say been pretty mental.

“But we are all about pushing the boundaries of our own and other genres, so this felt like the perfect challenge.”

Released in June 2021, the original version of ‘Bad Habits’ spent 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK chart, becoming the longest-running consecutive Number One of last year.

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Killing Joke announce ‘Lord Of Chaos’ EP and share fiery title track

“Flash points everywhere/ And everybody’s scared/ Complex systems failure/ And the lord of chaos is in,” Coleman sings on the song’s fiery chorus.

You can check out the new track below:

‘Lord Of Chaos’ arrives on March 25. You can pre-order/pre-save it here – see the tracklisting below.

‘Lord Of Chaos’ tracklist:

1. ‘Lord Of Chaos’
2. ‘Total’
3. ‘Big Buzz’ (Motorcade Mix)
4. ‘Delete In Dub’ (Youth’s Disco 45 Dystopian Dub)

Killing Joke are also gearing up to head out on their ‘Honour The Fire Tour’ this spring, marking their first UK tour in over three years.

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The band will visit Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London and more. You can see the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.

MARCH 2022

27 – Cheltenham. Frog And Fiddle
28 – Cardiff, Tramshed
29 – Nottingham, Rock City
31 – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol

APRIL 2022

1 – Liverpool, O2 Academy Liverpool
2 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
4 – Manchester, Albert Hall
5 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Boiler Shop
6 – Glasgow, Barrowland
8 – Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
9 – London, Eventim Apollo

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters recently shared a cover of Killing Joke‘s ‘Requiem’ on their ‘00979725’ EP.

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Watch Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama turn cult leaders in ‘Beg For You’ video

In the Nick Harwood-directed clip, Charli and Sawayama lead a cult through the lonely plains of Lancaster, California, accompanied by two characters depicting Jesus and Satan.

Towards the end of the video, the two pop stars perform a joint ritual on a raised platform as the cult dances around them in a circle. Charli then cuts her hand and squeezes the blood into a pool, which Jesus drinks from using a ladle. The cult then pass out leaving just Charli, Sawayama, Jesus and Satan.

You can watch the video below:

Charli has previously shared two other singles from ‘CRASH’: ‘Good Ones’ (which she later had remixed by Perfume Genius) and ‘New Shapes’ (which featured Christine And The Queens and Caroline Polachek).

The pop star has promised that her new record will sport “an overload of sexiness”, and teased that it will “make people dance and cry at the same time”.

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Shortly after the album’s release, Charli will take ‘CRASH’ on the road for a world tour through North America, UK and Europe.

You can pick up remaining tickets here and see a full list of tour dates below.

MARCH 2022
26 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
29 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

APRIL 2022

1 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
3 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8 – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
9 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
10 – House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
12 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA
13 – The Eastern – Atlanta, GA
15 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
16 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
18 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
20 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
22 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
23 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
25 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
26 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
28 – Palace Theatre – Saint Paul, MN
29 – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL

MAY 2022
13 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
15 – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
17 – Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
18 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
19 – Alexandra Palace – London, UK
21 – UEA – Norwich, UK
22 – O2 Academy – Sheffield, UK
23 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
25 – Trianon – Paris, France
27 – La Madeleine – Brussels, Belgium
28 – TivoliVredenburg (Ronda Hall) – Utrecht, Netherlands
30 – Astra – Berlin, Germany
31 – Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, Germany

JUNE 2022
2 – Primavera – Barcelona, Spain
4 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
7 – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain
9 – Primavera – Barcelona, Spain

Charli is also gearing up to release a documentary about the making of her last album, ‘How I’m Feeling Now’, titled Alone Together. The first trailer for the film was released last month, following November’s announcement that it would be coming to cinemas this month.

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Benefits ask “where you will be when England burns” on fierce new track ‘Meat Teeth’

With powerful moments spread throughout its four minutes and 15 seconds, the track builds into a raging crescendo that hears Hall sign off screaming: “So fuck the lot. Fuck the lot. Fuck. The. Lot/ Where will you be? Where will you be?/ When England burns!”

Shot by Steven Bardgett, you can check out the video for ‘Meat Teeth’ below:

Speaking about the new track, Hall said: “There’s a realisation creeping in that everything in the country is at breaking point – that we’re beyond saving, and we’re collapsing in a big heap of red, white and blue streamers, lying Etonians and food banks. People on all sides of the debate have lost all sense and reason and you can feel the aggression building around this once green and pleasant land like the raw sewage currently flowing into every river. It’s a free for all now.”

He continued: “The core of the song was pulled together when the combination of Downing Street party revelations and the sheer greed of the Christmas season started to rip through my battered soul.”

In addition to the release of ‘Meat Teeth’, Benefits have also announced some new dates for their upcoming UK headline tour.

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Set to kick off in Birmingham next month, the band will now perform a number of shows in April. Starting in Sheffield on April 18, Benefits will take in venues in Hebden Bridge, Hull, Brighton, Liverpool, Middlesborough, and they’ll end the run at Rough Trade in Bristol on April 24.

“We can’t wait to get out on tour and unite people in their shared anger at the dismal state of things, all overlayed with some heavy beats, a bit of wit and noise. It’ll be oddly euphoric. This isn’t just 30 minutes of Kingsley shouting at the audience,” the band said in a statement.

Tickets are on sale now from here. You can see the full tour schedule below:

FEBRUARY 2022
21 – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
22 – London, The Grace
23 – Manchester, The White Hotel
24 – Nottingham, Bodega
25 – York, Fulford Arms
26 – Newcastle, Head of Steam
27 – Glasgow, Hug and Pint

APRIL 2022
18 – Sheffield, Sidney and Matilda
19 – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
20 – Hull, The New Adelphi
21 – Brighton, Green Door Store
22 – Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom
23 – Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club
24 – Bristol, Rough Trade

Speaking to NME back in June, Hall said that he didn’t want Benefits’ live shows to seem “half-arsed” but rather “an explosion of power and anger”.

“We don’t have anyone editing us or telling us what to do,” Hall explained. “We’re not writing to get on radio, we’re not writing to be populist or to be liked. When all that’s off the table, we become more honest, and that’s what seems to be clicking with people. We don’t give a fuck and that’s fine.”

Benefits released a trio of singles last year: ‘Empire’, ‘We See You’ and ‘Flag’.

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Listen to Feeder’s uplifting new single, ‘The Healing’

Speaking about their latest single, frontman Grant Nicholas said: “When writing ‘The Healing’ I definitely had a rock musical/film track in my head. I wanted to take the listener on a real journey with this song.”

He continued: “It touches on the current world and climate we live in and also the issues and situations we are facing from day to day. I guess it’s a call to arms or a wake-up call about coming together to make change and to think about the future and the next step.”

 

The band are due to release their new album on March 18 via Big Teeth Music, before hitting the road for a UK tour the following month.

“We are really looking forward to going out on the road again and playing the new album material. This will be the heaviest Feeder set we’ve played in a while so can’t wait. We may revisit some heavier old school Feeder classics also and touch on some Renegades and All Bright electric stuff,” Nicholas previously said of their forthcoming tour.

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You can get tickets for Feeder’s upcoming tour here. See the full list of tour dates below:

APRIL 2022
23 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
24 – Oxford, Academy
26 – Southampton, Guildhall
27 – Bristol, Academy
29 – Manchester, Academy
30 – Glasgow, Barrowlands

MAY 2022
2 – Newcastle, University
3 – Nottingham, Rock City
5 – Birmingham, Institute
​6 – London, Brixton Academy

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Listen to Stereophonics’ soaring new song, ‘Forever’

Speaking about the new track, frontman Kelly Jones says: “’Forever’ is about escapism. It’s about longing for a freedom for someone and taking away the pain they’re going through, it’s about taking a bullet for them.

“It’s about wanting to free the ones you love of pain, but we can’t – life’s pain is where we find growth. So the song has a lot wrapped up in it. People are feeling a lot of that these days.”

You can listen to the new song below:

 

Of the upcoming new album, Jones added: “It’s quite an emotional record. At times it’s very nostalgic. The whole album is melodic. You put it on and it’s one of those albums you don’t really want to turn off because it keeps going onto different styles and the songs hold your attention. It shows a lot of styles of the band”.

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Jones told NME last year how ‘Oochya!’ is a “90 per cent uptempo” album, and grew from plans to initially release a compilation marking 25 years since the Welsh band’s first single ‘Looks Like Chaplin’ which was released in 1996.

Elaborating on the album’s musical style, Jones told NME: “There are a lot of different moments, but it’s much more rock n’ roll than [2019 album] ‘Kind’. At our core, that’s what we are. There are periods in your life when you look inside yourself more, and you can’t fake those rock n’ roll songs.

“I love the guitar riff songs, and I’ve got a phone full of ideas for them. But if you’re not feeling it, there’s no point writing lyrics for them. For the last few years, I hadn’t really felt that vibe. This time, it really fitted.”

The band are due to hit the road again this March – you can see a full list of dates below and buy tickets here.

‘Oochya!’ tour:

MARCH 2022
18 – Arena, Manchester
20 – P&J Arena, Aberdeen
21 – Hydro, Glasgow
23 – Arena, Leeds
24 – Arena, Newcastle
26 – Centre, Brighton
27 – BIC, Bournemouth
29 – Arena, Liverpool
30 – Arena, Nottingham

APRIL 2022
1 – The O2, London
2 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

JUNE 2022
17 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
18 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK

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Listen to Nilüfer Yanya’s shimmering new song ‘Midnight Sun’

“If I could pick what people saw and heard it would be: seeing the beauty of confrontation and the necessity of rebellion,” she added.

Watch the ‘Midnight Sun’ video below.

The singer will hit the road in support of ‘Painless’ this spring, with the tour beginning in Glasgow on March 3 and including stop-offs in Dublin (March 12), Manchester (14) and Bristol (15). Yanya’s UK stint will conclude with a performance at Electric Brixton in London on March 16.

See the full list of dates below.

MARCH
03 – St Luke’s, Glasgow UK
12 – Whelans, Dublin IE
14 – Band On The Wall, Manchester UK
15 – Trinity, Bristol UK
16 – Electric Brixton, London UK
20 – Trabendo, Paris FR
22 – Bogen F, Zurich CH
23 – Ampere, Munich DE
24 – Grelle Forelle, Vienna AT
26 – Säälchen, Berlin DE
27 – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg DE
28 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL
30 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels BE

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APRIL
26 – Antone’s, Austin TX
28 – Basement East, Nashville TN
29 – Shaky Knees, Atlanta GA
30 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC

MAY
01 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
03 – Black Cat, Washington DC
04 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA
06 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
07 – Webster Hall, New York NY
09 – L’Astral, Montreal QUE
10 – The Axis Club, Toronto ONT
12 – El Club, Detroit MI
13 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
14 – Fine Line, Minneapolis MN
17 – The Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
18 – Commonwealth, Salt Lake City UT
20 – Fortune, Vancouver BC
21 – Crocodile, Seattle WA
22 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR

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Pedro The Lion release surprise new album, ‘Havasu’

“An intersection I hadn’t remembered for 30 years would trigger a flood of hidden memories,” Bazan said in a press release. “I was there to soak in it as much as possible.”

‘Havasu’ was made with co-producer and engineer Andy D. Park, who also worked on ‘Phoenix’, and Bazan wrote, arranged, and performed most of the music himself, with help from PTL live drummer Sean T. Lane on every track and synths from longtime collaborator Andy Fitts.

Album opener ‘Don’t Wanna Move’ features the same guitar riff from PTL live guitarist Erik Walters that appeared on ‘Phoenix’ closer ‘Leaving The Galley’.

“I was psyched to open this record with it,” Bazan said. “I’m trying to have a flow between the records, so if people want to engage with that, there’s something there.”

You can listen to ‘Havasu’ below:

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Pedro The Lion are gearing up to head out on the road for a US tour in support of ‘Havasu’ this spring. The trek starts on April 12 in Kansas City, Missouri and concludes on June 3 in Seattle, Washington.

You can see the full list of tour dates below:

APRIL 2022
12 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
13 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
14 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
15 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
16 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
18 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
19 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
23 – Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
24 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
26 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
28 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
29 – Columbus, OH – Skullys
30 – Indianapolis, IN – The HI-FI

MAY 2022
1- Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
3 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
22 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
25 – Denver, CO – The Gothic
27 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
28 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
29 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
31 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

JUNE 2022
2 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
3 – Seattle, WA – Showbox

You can get tickets here.

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Jenny Hval shares new Paul Simon inspired-single and unveils details of new album

She explained: “For me, this experience was very troubling. It confronted me with the fact that I am also married. What does that detail from my private life say about me as an artist?  ‘Year of Love’ asks, who am I as an artist? Do my private actions betray my work and voice?”

The song’s video was directed by Hval, Jenny Berger Myhre, and Annie Bielski.

Speaking about the video, which you can watch below, the three said: “A sense of loss and joy intertwines in a world of disconnected rooms. The artist inhabits these rooms. She is frozen in time, space, and mid-vowel. She is aware of her immediate surroundings. She is aware that there is more beyond what she can see.

“A version of her exists in a compressed, compromised, and objectified state. She is sitting in a room, in a house, in a neighbourhood, in the art industry.”

Tracklist for ‘Classic Objects’
1. ‘Year of Love’
2. ‘American Coffee’
3. ‘Classic Objects’
4. ‘Cemetery of Splendour’
5. ‘Year of Sky’
6. ‘Jupiter’
7. ‘Freedom’
8. ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Owned’

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Hval’s new album was mixed by Heba Kadry and is described in a press release as “a map of places; past places, like the old empty Melbourne pubs Hval’s band used to play in, public places Hval missed throughout lockdown, imagined, future places, and impossible places where dreams, hallucinations, death and art can take you. It is interested in combining heavenly things and plain things.”

Speaking about the ideas behind the album, Hval said: “In 2020, like everyone else, I was just a private person. No artists were allowed to perform. I was reduced to ‘just me.’”

The experience led Hval to reflect on her life, including when she was 24 in Australia and diagnosed with celiac disease. The diagnosis affected the beginnings of her musical career.

“Although I would not say I have a disability, just an invisible complication, this revealed to me the impossible expectations of physical ableness from the music industry, or any industry relying upon a precarious workforce,” Hval explains. “It revealed to me how little the human experience and its diversity is valued in music, which in turn revealed that it’s not really a very sustainable or even relevant form of expression.”

The album will see Hval reflecting on her life after the pandemic hit, a time where her past and stories felt “completely stripped of value.”

Hval continues: “This made me want to write simple stories. My problem was that I found that the music component in the writing process made the words stray from their path and even jump into the absurd. I think it is just bound to happen when there is music involved. After all, a song isn’t just words, it has a melody, and the reason we have melodies is to step into the dark and jump off cliffs.”

Hval has also announced a series of tour dates – you can see the full dates below and buy tickets here.

MARCH
11 – OSLO, Munchmuseet
17 – BERGEN, NO, Kulturhuset | Bergen
18 – STAVANGER, NO, Tou Scene
26 – TRONDHEIM, NO, Dokkhuset

APRIL
5 – STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Fasching
6 – COPENHAGEN, Enmark, Bremen Teater
7 – BERLIN, Germany, Columbia Theater
9 – BRUSSELS, Belgium, BRDCST Festival
11 – LONDON, UK, EartH
13 – PARIS, France, La Gaîté Lyrique

MAY
9 – BOSTON, Arts at the Armory
10 – BROOKLYN, Elsewhere
11 – PHILADELPHIA, PhilaMOCA
13 – WASHINGTON, Miracle Theatre
14 – COLUMBUS, Skully’s
15 – CHICAGO, Constellation
16 May – CHICAGO, Constellation
17 May – TORONTO, Lee’s Palace
20 May – SEATTLE, Neumos
21 May – PORTLAND, Holocene
24 May – OAKLAND, Starline Social Club
25 May – LOS ANGELES, Lodge Room

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Simple Minds share new version of rare track, ‘Act Of Love’

You can listen to it here:

Speaking about the track, Kerr said: “Over the years people have asked: ‘When did you think Simple Minds had the potential to make it?’ My stock answer was always: ‘Oh, we didn’t really think about that’. But I realise now that I wasn’t telling the truth. I believed we had something special as soon as I heard Charlie play the riff on ‘Act Of Love’.”

He added: “I was thinking about the excitement of what we were setting out to do. We would rehearse in the afternoon in a derelict building in the Gorbals and I’d walk past Govanhill Library, thinking about the idea of the muse: a voice within that will appear and provide inspiration.

“That’s what the song was about originally. Now I’m looking back, reflecting on how the belief was real. When Charlie played that riff, it made me think we could do this. From that belief becomes your attitude, your body language, the whole culture of the band.”

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The group are set to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tour beginning this spring.

The full list of UK 2022 dates are listed below and you can buy tickets for the shows here.

MARCH
31 – London, SSE Arena Wembley

APRIL
1 – Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Centre
3 – Brighton, Brighton Centre
5 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
6 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
7 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
9 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
10 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Utilita Arena
12 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
14 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15 – Hull, Bonus Arena
16 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
17 – Dublin, 3Arena

JUNE
18 – Woodstock, Blenheim Palace

AUGUST
09 – Belfast, Custom House Square Belfast
12 – Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens

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The Wombats heading for first Number One album with ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’

While The Weeknd has dropped to number six midweek, his album ‘Dawn FM’ is still the UK’s most-streamed record of the week so far.

The Wombats Credit: Tom Oxley

Speaking to NME at Reading Festival 2021, frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy said of the new album: “With our fourth album, I put a lot of pressure on it and I knew I had to do something really great, and so for me this album was just to focus on the energy that we were given from the fourth album and just shift it across a few more years.

“And if it’s better than that, then so be it – and it might just be, actually.”

Reviewing the album, NME said: “‘Fix Yourself…’ is the first indie release of 2022 that might weigh into Ed Sheeran and Adele’s mud fight at the top of the album charts, and it might not even be long before The Wombats are headlining major festivals. Don’t look so surprised.”

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The group are also set to start their 2022 UK headline tour in April.

You can see the full list of dates here:

APRIL
14 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
15 – The O2, London
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
19 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
21 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
22 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool

23 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
26 – Open Air Theatre, Scarborough

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The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon to play ‘The ’59 Sound’ in full on livestream

He added: “I don’t want any of you to get sick either. The best chance I have to play live shows this tour is to push it out as far as I can in hopes that some shows can happen. I hate this. I know you do too.”

The tour will now begin on February 15 in Atlanta, Georgia, and in the time when the tour would have just begun, he’s now announced details of the new livestream.

T”HE GOOD NEWS? I’m doing what kinda show I can for the time being… so on Feb. 3rd, I’ll be doing the entire ’59 SOUND album front to back live at home!

“I’ll tell you stories and keep you company from my house to yours,” he added.

THE GOOD NEWS?
I'm doing what kinda show I can for the time being… so on Feb. 3rd, I'll be doing the entire '59 SOUND album front to back live at home! I'll tell you stories and keep you company from my house to yours.

Livestream tickets available at https://t.co/WajtgzZBKG

— Brian Fallon (@thebrianfallon) January 14, 2022

The Gaslight Anthem’s breakout album ‘The ’59 Sound’ came out in 2008, and a decade later, the New Jersey four-piece reunited to play it in its entirety on a world tour.

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Fallon’s last solo album, meanwhile, came in 2020 with ‘Local Honey’, a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Katis, known for his work with the likes of The NationalDeath Cab For CutieInterpol and Frightened Rabbit.

He will tour the album in the UK and Europe this spring, with dates beginning in Frankfurt in late April and a London date set for Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 26.

See the dates below:

APRIL 2022
26 – Frankfurt, GER – Batschkap
27 – Hamburg, GER – Edel-Optics.de Arena
28 – Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
29 – Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Strand
30 – Copenhagen, DK – Lille Vega

MAY 2022
2 – Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
3 – Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
4 – Wien, AT – Ottakringer Braueri
5 – Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
6 – Munich, GER – Neue Theaterfabrik
7 – Nurnberg, GER – Loewensaal
8 – Milan, IT – Circolo Magnolia
10 – Zurich, CH – Komplex 457
12 – Barcelona, SP – Sala Apolo
13 – Madrid, SP – OCHOYMEDIO (Sala But)
14 – Cascante, SP – Estaciones Sonoras
16 – Paris, FR – Backstage
17 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
18 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
20 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
21 – Manchester, UK – Academy
22 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
24 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
25 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
26 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
27 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
28 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City

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Brockhampton have announced they’re breaking up

The Instagram post continued: “Following these four performances, we will be taking an indefinite hiatus as a group.

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being on this journey with us. We would not be here without our fans. We hope we’ve been able to inspire you as much as you have us these past eight years.

Brockhampton signed off the post: “We are bonded and grateful to you for life.”

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Last month, Brockhampton cancelled the majority of their 2022 European tour due to a surge in COVID cases across the continent.

The shows, announced behind the group’s 2019 album ‘Ginger’, were originally set to take place in summer 2020, but were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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They were then rescheduled to May 2021, but continued restrictions meant the shows were pushed back once more. The rescheduled tour was set to kick off in Norway on January 14, however it was cancelled again – except for the two London dates which the band will still honour.

The line-up for Coachella’s 2022 edition was announced on Thursday (January 13). Brockhampton were announced on the bill for the festival’s two Saturdays, playing alongside the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Flume, 21 Savage, Disclosure, Arlo Parks, Freddie Gibbs and more.

Brockhampton’s remaining performances are as follows:

FEBRUARY 2022
07 – 02 Academy Brixton, London
08 – 02 Academy Brixton, London

APRIL 2022
16 – Coachella, California
23 – Coachella, California

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Listen to Cate Le Bon woozy new song ‘Remembering Me’

Le Bon said of the song: “‘Remembering Me’ is a neurotic diary entry that questions notions of legacy and warped sentimentalism in the desperate need to self-mythologise.”

Its accompanying, sparse music video is directed by Juliana Giraffe and Nicola Giraffe of Giraffe Studios and features costumes by Monica Adriana Rowlands.

Of her sixth album, Le Bon said: “‘Pompeii’ was written and recorded in a quagmire of unease. Solo. In a time warp. In a house I had a life in 15 years ago. I grappled with existence, resignation and faith. I felt culpable for the mess but it smacked hard of the collective guilt imposed by religion and original sin.

“The subtitle is: You will be forever connected to everything. Which, depending on the time of day, is as comforting as it is terrifying. The sense of finality has always been here. It seems strangely hopeful. Someone is playing with the focus lens.”

She continued: “The world is on fire but the bins must go out on a Tuesday night. Political dissonance meets beauty regimes. I put a groove behind it for something to hold on to. The grief is in the saxophones.”

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Cate Le Bon also heads out on a UK and European tour later this year – see dates below.

MARCH
15 – London, UK @ Hackney Empire
16 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
17 – Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union
18 – Belfast, IE @ Empire Music Hall
19 – Dublin, IE @ The National Concert Hall
21 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
22 – Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
23 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
28 – Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef
29 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
31 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne

APRIL
01 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
02 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
03 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
05 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
06 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
07 – Hus 7 / Slaktkyrkan @ Stockholm, SE
08 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatre
09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Small Vega
11 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

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Fontaines D.C. announce new album ‘Skinty Fia’ and share single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

The group will also give the single its live debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow (January 12).

It follows the band performing new song ‘I Love You’ during their headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace in October.

‘Skinty Fia’ is Fontaines D.C.’s first album since 2020’s ‘A Hero’s Death’, which followed their 2019 debut ‘Dogrel’. You can pre-order/pre-save the record here.

‘Skinty Fia’ tracklist:

01. ‘In ár gCroíthe go deo’
02. ‘Big Shot’
03. ‘How Cold Love Is’
04. ‘Jackie Down The Line’
05. ‘Bloomsday’
06. ‘Roman Holiday’
07. ‘The Couple Across The Way’
08. ‘Skinty Fia’
09. ‘I Love You’
10. ‘Nabokov’

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‘Skinty Fia’ album artwork. CREDIT: Press

The news also comes with details of a spring/summer Fontaines D.C. tour in support of their new album.

Fontaines D.C. 2022 tour dates:

MARCH
20 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
21 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3
23 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
24 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
25 – Munich, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik
27 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
28 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
29 – Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser

APRIL
01 – Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena
02 – Denmark, Copenhagen @ VEGA
04 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
05 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
06 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
08 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
09 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
10 – Lille, France @ L’Aéronef
11 – Paris, France @ Olympia
21 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club #
22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar #
25 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
29 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar #
30 – Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom #

MAY
02 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre #
03 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix #
05 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall #
06 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre #
07 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
09 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell #
12 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall#
13 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #
14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo #
16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom #
18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater #

JUNE
03 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
10 – Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’neuch
11 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
12 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempelhof Feld
15 – Athens, Greece @ Release Athens Festival
17 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
18 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
20 – Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic Festival
29 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

JULY 2022
02 – Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens
03 – Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens
06 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive Festival
08 – Lytham St Annes, UK @ Lytham Festival (w/ The Strokes)
09 – Glasgow, UK @ TRNSMT Festival
14-17 – Carhaix, France @ Vieilles Charrues
15 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park (w/ Sam Fender)

AUGUST
12-14 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
19-20 – Aérodrome Guéret Saint-Laurent, France @ Check In Party
20 – Charleville Mezieres, France @ Cabaret Vert
25 – Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
28 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

SEPTEMBER
16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound

Fontaines D.C. told NME last September that they were readying the release of their third album after they finished recording it in March 2021.

“The third album is really good,” bassist Conor Deegan III said. “We all thought the songs were quite poppy. We thought we’d got this sound that was finally the sound that we wanted to get across the songs, which we thought was quite poppy.

“We showed them to our manager, and he said, ‘Lads, this is the darkest shit you’ve ever written!’ And we were like, ‘What? What are you talking about? This bass melody is catchy, this vocal melody is catchy’. He was just like, ‘No, this is extremely dark’. So there you go!”

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Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen announces solo spring tour

Lars Frederiksen 2022 tour dates:

MARCH
29 – Scottsdale, Arizona, Pub Rock 
30 – Santa Ana, California, Constellation Room

APRIL
01 – San Diego, California, Music Box
03 – Oakland, California, Starline
22 – Chicago, Illinois, Reggie’s
23 – Hamtramck, Michigan, Small’s
25 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Crafthouse
26 – Baltimore, Maryland, Ottobar
28 – Cambridge, Massachusetts, Middle East
29 – Garwood, New Jersey, Crossroads

Tickets on sale now! https://t.co/bjmNTLAFuY pic.twitter.com/QI8fdrN7qt

— Lars Frederiksen (@RootsRadicals01) December 17, 2021

Earlier this year, members of Rancid, Pennywise and Suicidal Tendencies joined forces to form a new supergroup called The Crew. The group, which features singer Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman of Rancid, Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge and drummer Byron McMackin and Suicidal Tendencies vocalist Mike Muir, shared their debut track ‘One Voice’.

Proceeds from a physical seven-inch vinyl release of the song were to benefit Musack, an initiative that provides musical instruments to children and educators.

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In other news, it was recently announced that Rancid would no longer be performing at next year’s Slam Dunk Festival. The band were due to headline the Leeds festival alongside Alexisonfire. However, organisers confirmed on November 30 that they would be pulling out, with Sum 41 and Dropkick Murphys set to top the bill instead.

For more information and to buy tickets for Slam Dunk Festival, visit the festival’s official website.

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MØ postpones her UK and EU tour due to COVID-19 restrictions

“Tickets are valid for the new dates, refunds available at point of purchase.”

The artist went on to explain that her US tour dates would stay the same.

Due to increasing Covid restrictions, we are postponing the EU/UK tour to May. Tickets are valid for the new dates, refunds available at point of purchase ❤️ No changes to my cozy little US tour.

I’m sad but I can’t wait to sing with you this Spring ⛅️🌻🌙️!!!! pic.twitter.com/MePuBoAEkS

— MØ ∞ (@MOMOMOYOUTH) December 17, 2021

The new tour UK and EU dates are as follows:

MAY 2022
12 – Oslo, Parkteatret
13 – Stockholm, Debaster
15 – Warsaw, Niebo
16, Berlin, Kesselhaus
19 – London, Heaven
20 – Paris, Le Trabendo
22 – Amsterdam – Melkweg
24 – Brussels, Orangerie – Botanique

Anderson’s US dates remain unaffected and are as follows:

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APRIL
07 Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill
09 Sound Money Festival, Miami
10 Jannus Live, Tampa
11 Variety, Atlanta
13 Union Transfer, Philadelphia
14 Webster Hall, New York
15 Royale, Boston
17 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Following on from the release of ‘Kindness’ and ‘Live To Survive’ earlier this year, the musician also revealed that her third album ‘Motordrome’ will be released on January 28, 2022.

‘Motordrome’ is the follow-up to MØ’s 2018 ‘Forever Neverland’.

Andersen said: “I hope that people will feel that (this album) is genuine and that there are stories there that they can connect with. For me this album represents a huge change in my life. Even though I’m still doing what I love doing, it does feel like a new chapter. An era of my life is over and I’m entering a new one. That is scary, but it’s freeing.”

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Porter Robinson announces first UK and European tour in five years

The tour is in support of second album ‘Nurture’, which was released in April and followed on from 2014’s ‘Worlds’. According to a press release, the run of shows will see Robinson singing and playing the piano and an array of digital instruments, accompanied by a carefully crafted visual production.

ANNOUNCING : NURTURE LIVE EUROPE TOUR. IT'S HAPPENING

(you can sign up for the presale below)https://t.co/KMqRU0T9b1 pic.twitter.com/4pXTZtbW97

— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) December 13, 2021

Speaking to NME about the years inbetween ‘Worlds’ and ‘Nurture’, Robinson said he “felt really convinced that I wouldn’t be able to ever make music again. And that was always my greatest fear.”

He went on to add that he wanted ‘Nurture’ to be “much more vulnerable, intimate and personal” than his previous work.” He described it as being about “finding the beauty in everyday and reality as it is; that’s why the tagline of the album is ‘everything we need is already here’.”

Porter Robinson will play:

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APRIL 2022

08 – Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
09 – DR Koncerthuset (Studie 2), Copenhagen, Denmark
11 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
13 – De Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
14 – Bataclan, Paris, France
17 – The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
20 – O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
21 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
23 – Electric Ballroom, London, UK

Earlier this year, Robinson celebrated the release of ‘Nurture, with a live-streamed performance for his curated festival Secret Sky.

The one-hour set saw Robinson play tracks from the album, including ‘Get Your Wish’ and ‘Mirror’, immersed in a range of vivid backdrops.

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Listen to Shame’s festive new single ‘Baldur’s Gate’

He added: “These are some of the thoughts I’d have when I’d be leaving Waverley station, en route back to London in the winter nights.”

You can listen to ‘Baldur’s Gate’ below:

Shame released their second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ earlier this year. In a five-star review of second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’, NME‘s Rhian Daly wrote: “This is massive leap on from ‘Songs Of Praise’ – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ is more ambitious and more accomplished than its predecessor, showcasing a band brimming both with ideas and the confidence to pull them off.”

The band are set to head out on a US tour in February, with dates set in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Nashville and more. They’ll then embark on more European dates – the full dates can be found below.

Shame 2022 tour dates:

FEBRUARY 2022
7 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
8 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
15 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
17 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
18 – Tulips – Fort Worth, TX
19 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
20 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
22 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
23 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
25 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
26 – Mahall’s – Lakewood, OH
27 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON

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MARCH 2022
1 – Theatre Fairmont – Montreal, QC
3 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
4 – Webster Hall – New York, NA
5 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
7 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
8 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
9 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
11 – Exit In – Nashville, TN
12 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
13 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
30 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 – Trix VZW – Antwerpen, Belgium

APRIL 2022
1 – Bataclan – Paris, France
2 – Mascotte – Zurich, Switzerland
4 – Strom – Munich, Germany
5 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
6 – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
8 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
9 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
10 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
12 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
13 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
14 – CBE – Cologne, Germany

MAY 2022
21 – Tomavistas Festival – Madrid, Spain

JUNE 2022
4 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

This past summer, Shame released their ‘Born In Luton Remixes’ EP, featuring re-workings of the ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ track by the likes of Parquet Courts‘ Austin Brown.

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Superchunk recruit Teenage Fanclub for new track ‘Endless Summer’

The band’s new single ‘Endless Summer’ was written on New Year’s Day 2020 and sees Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub provide harmonies.

Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan said of the track: “‘Endless Summer’ was written on New Year’s Day 2020 which was unseasonably warm here in North Carolina. Of course, by the time we recorded it, ‘Endless Summer’ had other meanings… The 7” sleeve features Roe Ethridge’s beautiful photos of broken beach umbrellas which capture the vibe of the song perfectly.”

You can listen to ‘Endless Summer’ below:

Teenage Fanclub released their 11th studio album, ‘Endless Arcade’, earlier this year, marking their first without founding bassist Gerard Love, who quit the band in 2018 after nearly three decades. It’s also the first to feature Euros Childs from Welsh alt-rock heroes Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, who joined Teenage Fanclub the same year.

“I think of an endless arcade as a city that you can wander through, with a sense of mystery, an imaginary one that goes on forever,” McGinley said of the album in a statement. “When it came to choosing an album title, it seemed to have something for this collection of songs.”

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The band will head out on a UK and Ireland tour next year, starting April 8th at Sheffield’s Leadmill. See the full list of dates below.

APRIL 2022
Friday 8 – Sheffield, Leadmill
Saturday 9 – Leeds, Beckett’s
Sunday 10 – Nottingham, Rock City
Tuesday 12 – Birmingham, Institute
Wednesday 13 – Norwich, Waterfront
Thursday 14 – Bath, Komedia
Saturday 16 – Brighton, Chalk
Sunday 17 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 20 – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
Thursday 21 – Dublin, Academy
Saturday 23 – Gothenburg, Pustervik
Sunday 24 – Oslo, Vulkan
Monday 25 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
Wednesday 27 – Hamburg, Knust
Thursday 28 – Berlin, Columbia Theater
Friday 29 – Dusseldorf, Zakk

MAY 2022
Sunday 1 – Munich, Strom
Monday 2 – Mannheim, Alte Feuerwache
Wednesday 4 – Lyon, Epicerie Moderne
Thursday 5 – Nantes, Stereolux
Friday 6 – Rouen, Le 106
Saturday 7 – Paris, La Gaite Lyrique
Sunday 8 – Eindhoven, Effenaar
Monday 9 – Utrecht, De Helling

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Watch Wet Leg’s debut appearance on NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

The rising group’s first Tiny Desk appearance comes after they announced their self-titled debut album, which is due for release on April 8, 2022 via Domino.

Aside from the aforementioned songs, the record will include tracks such as ‘Ur Mum’, ‘Piece Of Shit’, ‘I Don’t Wanna Go Out’ and ‘Supermarket’.

Wet Leg have also confirmed a new run of UK dates as part of Independent Venue Week 2022 in January and February. The duo were unveiled as IVW ambassadors back in October.

Speaking at the time, the group explained: “We grew up in a place where we had no music venues at all and after living in Bristol and London, it’s been incredible to experience what it’s like to be a part of a scene; to feel that sense of community that you can pinpoint geographically to a place, to a venue, I think is quite important and quite special particularly for emerging bands and artists.

“It’s a bit of a delicate ecosystem – music makers and lovers are supported by the venues and in turn the venues are supported by bands/artists and their fans passing through. The way I see it is this – No Independent venues = No music scene. No community. And to me, I feel that that’s something worth continuing to preserve and nurture.

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You can see Wet Leg’s full 2022 live schedule below.

JANUARY 2022
28 – Yes Pink Room, Manchester
30 – The Joiners, Southampton 

FEBRUARY 2022
01 – Elsewhere, Margate 

02 – 100 Club, London
03 – The Louisiana, Bristol

APRIL 2022
16 – Newcastle, St Doms
17 – Edinburgh, The Mash House
19 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
20 – Manchester, Gorilla
21 – Bristol, Trinity Centre
23 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
24 – Norwich, Arts Centre
26 – London, Scala
27 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

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Adele announces 12-week Las Vegas residency in 2022

Fans are already being encouraged to sign up for pre-sale tickets from today at 6am PST using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan service.

Adele. CREDIT: Apple Music.

The Verified Fan Presale will begin next Tuesday, (December 7) at 10am PST. Fans can register here.

Rumours of a Las Vegas residency had been circulating in recent months, with the star said to be deciding between either the Park Theater at the Park MGM Las Vegas or the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Reports of Adele’s potential Las Vegas residency first emerged in August, with a source telling the Mail On Sunday that the shows would be “hugely lucrative” for the singer. “It would make her a lot of money but it would also mean she could have a routine,” they said.

But she recently shot down rumours that she would be embarking on a Las Vegas residency in an interview with Rolling Stone, claiming at the time that there was “fucking nothing available” anyway.

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Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter’s new album ’30’ has opened at the top of the US charts, with 839,000 equivalent album units sold, according to MRC Data.

Adele will play:

JANUARY
21 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
22 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
28 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
29 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum

FEBRUARY
4 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
5 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
11 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
12 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
25 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
26 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum

MARCH
4 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
5 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
11 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
12 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
18 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
19 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
25 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
26 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum

APRIL
1 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
2 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
8 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
09 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
15 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum
16 – Las Vegas, The Colosseum

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Stormzy is hosting a Christmas party for Croydon residents

The party will include games, performances, workshops, a tombola and the chance to win special prizes.

The #Merky books team are also donating 500 copies of their first children’s book, Superheroes: Inspiring Stories Of Secret Strength.

The comic strip-style book is a celebratory collection of modern-day heroes curated by Stormzy, including athlete Dina Asher-Smith, comedian Mo Gilligan, writer Candice Carty-Williams, Great British Bake Off star Liam Charles, and former footballer Ian Wright.

Tickets are only available to Croydon residents and there’s a limit of four tickets per household here.

Stormzy launched his charity in 2019, which followed the Stormzy Scholarship, an annual grant to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.

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Meanwhile, the rapper rescheduled his UK and Ireland dates on his ‘H.I.T.H World Tour’ to 2022, last month.

The London MC had initially been set to tour in support of his 2019 second album ‘Heavy Is the Head’ in September 2020 but those dates were moved to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Those April dates were, however, postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, and Stormzy has now confirmed that the gigs will take place in 2022.

Original tickets will remain valid for the new dates, with final and limited tickets available now from here and here. You can see Stormzy’s rescheduled live dates for 2022 below.

MARCH 2022
13 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
15 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
16 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
18 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
19 – AO Arena, Manchester
20 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
24 – BIC, Bournemouth
27 – The O2 Arena, London [tickets from April 12, 2021 are valid]
28 –The O2 Arena, London [tickets from April 13, 2021 are valid]
29 –The O2 Arena, London [tickets from April 14, 2021 are valid]

APRIL 2022
01 – 3Arena, Dublin [tickets from April 2, 2021 are valid]
02 – 3Arena, Dublin [tickets from April 3, 2021 are valid]
04 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

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