Special Interest share new video for “battle cry” single ‘(Herman’s) House’

“Despite the sadistic torture they endured, they continued their fight towards Black liberation behind the prison walls,” they said. “This song bears witness to our wonder and desire to dismantle the oppressive systems that hinder our possibilities towards true liberation, to annihilate, to destroy and to rebuild with one another.”

Logout and Elena continued: “It’s a battle cry for dreamers who persist in spite of and because. This song moves us and it grooves us towards this end, may we go forward but not by ourselves.”

The band is currently on tour, and are set to open for Turnstile at Brooklyn’s Knockdown Center on Sunday (May 22) before embarking on a UK and European tour. View ticket details here and the full list of dates below.

Special Interest tour

MAY
22 – Brooklyn, NY – Knockdown Center
27 – London, England – The Shacklewell Arms
28 – London, England – Wide Awake
30 – Paris, France – Point Ephemere
31 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – V11

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JUNE
1 – Antwerp, Belgium – Hetbos
2 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Kohi
3 – Hannover, Germany – Cafe Glocksee
4 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
6 – Leipzig, Germany – Institut Fur Zukunft
7 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotov
10 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound

SEPTEMBER
12 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
14 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Sound

The four-piece is also set to play Primavera Sound Los Angeles this year. The festival inaugural California line-up boast Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, and Arctic Monkeys as headliners.

The sold-out Primavera Sound LA festival will take place September 16 – 18 at Los Angeles’s State Historic State Park.

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Bring Me The Horizon announce US headline tour

SEPTEMBER
22 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
24 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center 
25 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E Arena
27 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 
28 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium 
30 – Orlando, FL – Addition Financial Arena 

OCTOBER
1 – New Orleans, LA – Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation 
3 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall  
6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum  
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre  
9 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
12 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
14 – Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
15 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre 
16 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center 
18 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 
20 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium 
22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

Earlier this month, the band revealed that they’d recorded “about 45 songs” for their next release.

The band’s last project was their ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP, released back in October 2020. The first of several releases, frontman Oli Sykes told NME last year they were “working on parts two, three and four simultaneously” and that they were hoping to “get songs out as soon as we can”.

The Sheffield rock giants then gave fans a taste of what they can expect from ‘Post Human 2’, sharing new single ‘DiE4u’ in September 2021.

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Speaking in a new interview, Sykes then shared an update on the record as well as their forthcoming schedule. “We’re doing lots of gigs hopefully, if the world goes alright,” he told BANG Showbiz (via Contact Music). “Lots of European festivals and we’re going to the States in September. And hopefully a new record.”

He continued: “We’ve been working on it for about a year now, we’ve got lots of music we’re just being quite picky about what we want to release. We must have about 45 songs.”

Last month, Bring Me The Horizon teamed up with Sigrid for a brand new track, ‘Bad Life’.

The song marks the latest in a strong run of collaborations released by BMTH. Prior to ‘Bad Life’, earlier in the month, the band featured on the Masked Wolf single ‘Fallout’, while March marked another team up with Machine Gun Kelly with the release of ‘maybe’.

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Arcade Fire bring ‘Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)’ to ‘Fallon’

The band then took to Fallon this week to share another track from the new record. For the rendition of ‘Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)’, the band were watched over by a giant eye, the same that hung above the stage for the band’s recent London gig at KOKO.

Watch the performance below.

Reviewing ‘WE’, NME wrote: “Our global journey from fear to appreciation is played out in what Arcade Fire themselves accurately describe as a ‘concise 40-minute epic’. Philosophically, they haven’t been so focussed since 2010’s ‘The Suburbs’, nor so musically dramatic since 2007’s ‘Neon Bible’. Subscribe.”

On the album’s release day, the band announced a massive 2022 world tour that Win told NME he hopes will be “the definitive Arcade Fire tour.”

Arcade Fire will be joined by special guest Feist for the UK and European dates, while Beck will join them to play acoustic sets in North America. UK dates take place in early September, and you can view ticket details and further information here for the UK and here for North America.

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Arcade Fire’s UK/Ireland 2022 schedule is as follows:

AUGUST 2022
30 – Dublin, 3Arena

SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena Birmingham
3 – Manchester, AO Arena
5 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
8 – London, The O2

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The Shins announce ’21st Birthday’ US tour for debut album ‘Oh, Inverted World’

“You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think,” he added. “We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervour that happened around ‘Oh, Inverted World’ we never quite reached again. It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolised a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”

The ‘Oh, Inverted World’ anniversary tour will begin in San Francisco in mid-July and run through the whole of August before finishing up in the band’s hometown of Portland on September 16.

See a trailer for the tour and a full list of dates below. Pick up your tickets here.

JULY 2022
12 – San Francisco, The Warfield
15 – Sacramento, Memorial Auditorium
16 – Saratoga, The Mountain Winery
22 – Las Vegas, The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
23 – San Diego, San Diego Civic Theatre
24 – Phoenix, Marquee Theatre
26 – Morrison, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
27 – Kansas City, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
29 – Austin, ACL Live at The Moody Theater

AUGUST 2022
1 – Houston, White Oak Music Hall
2 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
4 – Albuquerque, Kiva Auditorium
6 – Ogden, Ogden Twilight at the Ogden Amphitheater
16 – Atlanta, The Eastern
17 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
19 – Washington DC, The Anthem
20 – Richmond, The National
23 – New York, Radio City Music Hall
26 – Philadelphia, Skyline Stage at the Mann
27 – Boston, Roadrunner
29 – Montreal, Quebec – L’Olympia
30 – Toronto, Massey Hall
31 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Cathedral Theatre

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SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – Cleveland, The Agora
3 – Pittsburgh, Stage AE
4 – Columbus, Kemba Live!
6 – Saint Louis, The Factory
8 – Chicago, Chicago Theatre
10 – Minneapolis, Orpheum Theatre
13 – Seattle, Paramount Theatre
14 – Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
16 – Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square

Back in 2020, The Shins shared the single ‘The Great Divide’. Their last full-length studio record was 2017’s ‘Heartworms’, which NME gave four stars at the time, writing: “The Shins in 2017 possibly aren’t life changing, but overall Mercer’s songwriting creds are well in tact.”

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Kendrick Lamar announces ‘The Big Steppers’ 2022 world tour dates

Tickets go on general sale at 12pm local time in the US on May 20 while pre-sale tickets will go on sale the day before (May 19) at 10am local time through the Cash App. You can purchase tickets for the US dates here and UK dates here. You can view a full list of dates below.

The tour will finally wrap up with a series of dates in Australia and New Zealand in December. You can purchase tickets for those shows here.

The full list of ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ dates are as follows:

JULY 
19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
24 – Miami, FL – Rolling Loud
27 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
29 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
30 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
31 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

AUGUST
2 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
4 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
5 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
6 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
7 – Long Island, NY – UBS Arena
9 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
13 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
14 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
16 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
18 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
19 – Chicago, IL  – United Center
20 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
21 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
23 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
26 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
28 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
30 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
31 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

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SEPTEMBER
1 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
6 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at San Diego State University
7 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
9 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
14 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
15 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena

OCTOBER
7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
10 – Prague, CZ – O2 Arena
11 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
13 – Hamburg, DE – Barclays Arena
15 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
17 – Stockholm, SE – Avicii Arena
19 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
21 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
24 – Stuttgart, DE – Scheleyerhalle
25 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
26 – Laussane, CH – Vaudoise Aréna
28 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
30 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
31 – Frankfurt, DE – Festhalle

NOVEMBER
2 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
3 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
4 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
5 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
7 – London, UK – The O2
8 – London, UK – The O2
13 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
16 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena

DECEMBER
1 – Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
4 – Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
8 – Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
12 – Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Center
16 – Auckland, NZ  – Spark Arena   

Reviewing Lamar’s new record, NME awarded it five stars and described it as a “cathartic, soul-bearing autobiography”.

Split into two discs, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ contains 18 songs and runs for a total of one hour, 13 minutes.

The follow up to the Compton rapper’s 2017 album ‘DAMN’ also features Ghostface KillahKodak BlackPortishead‘s Beth Gibbons, Summer Walker and Baby Keem, while the likes of ThundercatPharrellThe Alchemist and Sampha also worked on the LP.

The rapper also shared the album’s full credits earlier today.

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Pianists to open for Rammstein on upcoming stadium tours

“Hi everyone! We are delighted to announce today our participation to Rammstein’s 2022 stadium tour!” the French concert pianists Duo Abélard announced via Instagram. “We couldn’t be more thankful to the band for inviting us, we cannot wait to see you all very soon.”

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Duo Jatekok shared their support dates on social as well, along with a piano cover of one of Rammstein’s tracks, ‘Engel’.

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Rammstein tour dates:

MAY
15 – Prague, CZ – Airport Letnany
16 – Prague, CZ – Airport Letnany
20 – Leipzig, DE – Red Bull Arena
21 – Leipzig, DE – Red Bull Arena
5 – Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
26 – Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
30 – Zurich, CH – Stadion Letzigrund
31 – Zurich, CH – Stadion Letzigrund

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JUNE
4 – Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
5 – Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
10 – Stuttgart, DE – Cannstatter Wasen
11 – Stuttgart, DE – Cannstatter Wasen
14 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion
15 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion
18 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
19 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
22 – Aarhus, DK – Ceres Park
26 – Coventry, UK – Building Society Arena
30 – Cardiff, UK – Principality Stadium

JULY
4 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffertpark
5 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffertpark
8 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
9 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
12 – Turin, IT – Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
16 – Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy
20 – Tallinn, EE – Song Festival Grounds
24 – Oslo, NO – Bjerke Travbane
28 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium
29 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium
30 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium

AUGUST
3 – Ostend, BE – Park De Nieuwe Koers
4 – Ostend, BE – Park De Nieuwe Koers
21 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
31 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field

SEPTEMBER
3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

OCTOBER
1 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
2 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
4 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

Tickets for North American dates can be found here. Tickets for European dates can be purchased here.

In a four-star review of their latest record, NME wrote: “‘Zeit’ might be a more reflective album than previous Rammstein records, but it’s still an energetic, swaggering beast. Nearly 30 years into their career, the band remain as ambitious and as fiery as ever with their nightmarish, industrial rock sounding as daring as ever.”

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Superorganism share “deliciously obnoxious” new pop single ‘crushed.zip’

Singer Orono Noguchi added: “I was thinking about Kanye [West] and Elliott Smith a lot (which is most of the time). I wanted to do like a really depressing and personal song but with the most deliciously obnoxious pop packaging. Stuart Price’s production really elevated it to the next level.”

The London-based collective will release the follow-up to their 2018 self-titled debut on July 15 via Domino. You can pre-order/pre-save the record from here.

It boasts contributions from Stephen Malkmus, Dylan Cartlidge as well as the Japanese musician and actor Gen Hoshino.

Superorganism will showcase ‘World Wide Pop’ on a UK headline tour this autumn, which concludes with a show at Scala in London on September 21. Gigs will also take place in Europe and North America.

Before that the band will hit the road for a series of UK instore concerts to celebrate the release of their new record, which includes a stop at London’s Rough Trade East on July 15. You can view the full list of dates below and purchase tickets here.

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Superorganism’s 2022 UK tour dates are as follows:

JULY
15 – Rough Trade East, London
16 – Resident instore, Brighton
17 (afternoon) – Pie & Vinyl instore, Portsmouth
17 (evening) – Rough Trade instore, Bristol
18 – Rough Trade, Nottingham
19 – Jumbo, Leeds
20 – Pryzm, Kingston

SEPTEMBER
16 – Chalk, Brighton
17 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
18 – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow
20 – Gorilla, Manchester
21 – Scala, London

Reviewing the band’s self-titled debut album, NME‘s Thomas Smith wrote: “It’s full of colourful characters and, for the most part, each song plays its part in this ambitious and vibrant debut record. Little before has sounded quite as unhinged but fun.”

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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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Lizzo announces expansive ‘Special’ North American arena tour with Latto

Lizzo ‘Special Tour’ dates CREDIT: Press

Lizzo ‘The Special Tour’ dates:

SEPTEMBER
23 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

OCTOBER
2 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
6 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
14 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
20 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
25 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
31 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

NOVEMBER
2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
4 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
7 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
9 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
2 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
18 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

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Earlier this month, Lizzo shared a preview of her upcoming album with the disco-tinged single ‘About Damn Time’.

“I’ve made the song of the summer with ‘About Damn Time’,” she told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in a recent interview. “I’m in my bag, and my bag is music. I’m good at music. It’s what I do.”

She continued: “‘About Damn Time’ can lead into so many conversations. It’s about damn time I feel better, it’s about damn time we get out this pandemic. It’s about damn time we to get the first black female Supreme Court Justice. There’s so many things. It’s about damn time we popped the champagne. It’s about damn time the tequila got here.”

The tour news also follows Lizzo joining Harry Styles at this year’s Coachella. Towards the end of his main set, Styles surprised the crowd by welcoming Lizzo to the stage to cover Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 disco anthem ‘I Will Survive’. The duo then sang a joint rendition of One Direction’s 2011 hit single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.

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Florence + The Machine share Bill Nighy-starring video for new single ‘Free’

In it, Welch plays herself, while Nighy takes on the role of Florence’s anxiety. See the pair interacting in the ‘Free’ video below.

Earlier this week, Welch and co. previewed new ‘Dance Fever’ tracks – including ‘Free’ – at a handful of intimate UK gigs, ending last night (April 19) in London.

Reviewing the London gig at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, NME wrote: “It’s apt that Florence + The Machine have chosen to wrap up an intimate tour in support of forthcoming fifth album ‘Dance Fever’ in such a grand setting. There is much religious symbolism at work: the coiled frustration of ‘Big God’ is healed by the earthly, groove-led balm of ‘What The Water Gave Me’.

“The upper register of Welch’s voice reaches a scream at ‘King’’s heaving peak, before ‘Heaven Is Here’ is blasted at the rafters.”

‘Dance Fever’ serves as the follow-up to 2018’s ‘High As Hope’, with Welch previously describing the album as “a fairytale in 14 songs”. It was co-produced by the singer alongside Jack Antonoff and Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley, the latter of whom recently remixed ‘My Love’.

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The band will embark on a full UK arena tour in November, while a huge North American tour will also take place later this year, with support from Arlo ParksSam FenderKing PrincessYves TumorJapanese Breakfast and Wet Leg on select dates.

Tickets for the shows can be found here and here, and you can see the full list of dates below.

MAY 2022
6 – New York, NY – Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
3 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
7 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
10 – Clarkson, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
12 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
20 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
21 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheater
23 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
24 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena
27 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

OCTOBER 2022
1 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
6 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
7 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
14 – Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

NOVEMBER 2022
14 – Accor Arena, Paris
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
18 – The O2, London
19 – The O2, London
21 – BIC, Bournemouth
22 – AO Arena, Manchester
24 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
25 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
27 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
28 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
30 – Arena, Dublin

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The Subways share new song ‘Oi You Boy Bands’ and ‘You Kill My Cool’ video

“‘You Kill My Cool’ was written at a time when I felt love so strongly that I wanted to be consumed by it, to give myself over to it entirely,” frontman Billy Lunn said of the single.

Blake Claridge, director of the video – which you can watch below – added: “I’d always wanted to do something with a perpetual motion, and in the end it was a butchered slider, many clamps, sand bags, a piece of rope, a lot of heavy lifting, a crash mat, and throwing in a Roll Rig. I like to call it the ‘Drop-Cam’ but for insurance purposes I don’t think it would catch on.”

Watch The Subways’ ‘You Kill My Cool’ video and hear new B-side ‘Oi You Boy Bands’ below.

With a new record coming later this year, the band is set for a run of UK headline tour dates in September and October. Tickets will be available here now.

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The excursion features appearances at Truck Festival, Standon Calling, High Tide Festival, Gateways Festival and Southsea Victorious. See a full list of dates below.

MAY
20 – Bremen – Schlachthof
21 – Braunschweig – Westand
23 – Hamburg – Markthalle
24 – Cologne – Kantine
25 – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
26 – Karlsruhe – Substage
28th – Kronach – DIE FESTUNG ROCKT
29th – Munch – Technikumthe

JUNE
June 1st – Leipzig – UT Connewitz
June 2nd – Dresden – Beatpol
June 3rd – Berlin – Columbiatheatre
June 4th – Amsterdam – Bitterzort
July 2nd – Bournemouth – HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL
July 21st – Hertfordshire – STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL
July 22nd – Oxford – TRUCK FESTIVAL
July 23rd – Skipton – GATEWAYS FESTIVAL

AUGUST
August 18th – GAMPEL OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
August 20th – CZECH REPUBLIC BRNO TRUTNOFF OPEN AIR FEST
August 27th – SOUTHSEA VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER
21 – Sunderland – Independent
22 – Glasgow – King Tuts
23 – Stoke – The Sugarmill
24 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
29 – London – Electric Ballroom
30 – Brighton – Chalk

OCTOBER
1 – Cambridge – Mash
2 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

Last year, the band signed to Alcopop! Records and shared the first preview of their forthcoming album which will be their first since 2015’s self-titled LP, with the Black Lives Matter-inspired single ‘Fight’.

“’Fight’ is a letter in two parts: a gesture of solidarity with the Black community and communities of colour, as they face their daily oppression at the hands of systemic racism,” said Lunn of the track.

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Wiz Khalifa and Logic announce co-headlining tour

Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 22), with pre-sales available beforehand. See full dates below and buy tickets here.

SUMMER TOUR!!!! With @wizkhalifa @Logic301 @DJDRAMA 🎟 Tickets go on sale Friday, grab pre-sale access and more info at https://t.co/RitMdb2JJ4 SEE YA!!!! pic.twitter.com/8tXaLTE897

— DJ BONICS (@DJBonics) April 18, 2022

JULY
27 – FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine
28 – YouTube Theater, Inglewood
30 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

AUGUST
2 – Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
3 – UTEP Don Haskins Center, El Paso
5 – Germania Insurance Amphitheater, Austin
6 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston
7 – Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas
8 – Walmart AMP, Rogers
10 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
11 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte
12 – Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta
13 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach
14 – Waterfront Music Pavilion, Camden
16 – Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn
17 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
19 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow
20 – XFINITY Theatre, Hartford
21 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford
22 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield
23 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
25 – Darien Lake Amphitheatre, Darien Center
26 – Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville
27 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati
28 – The Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown
30 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls

SEPTEMBER
1 – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston
2 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis

Earlier this year, Logic dropped a brand new track called ‘Breath Control’. It’s the latest preview of the Maryland rapper and producer’s upcoming new album, ‘Vinyl Days’. He first announced the project last month, sharing a clip of himself in his home studio.

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Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa just released a collaborative album with Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, and Girl Talk called ‘Full Court Press’.

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Swedish House Mafia announce Grimes and Kaytranada as tour support

In a four-star review of the new album, NME said: “Swedish House Mafia’s debut album sees the trio flexing their musical and emotional muscles across 17 brilliant, fearless and often surprising tracks. The kings of dance music are very much back.”

The group will be heading out on a world tour this summer in support of ‘Paradise Again’, with Alesso, Zhu, Vintage Culture, Grimes, and Kaytranada confirmed as opening acts at various dates. They’ve also added some extra shows to the schedule – see full dates below and buy tickets here.

JULY
29 – FTX Arena, Miami
31 – Amway Center, Orlando

AUGUST
2 – Madison Square Garden, New York
3 – Madison Square Garden, New York
5 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
7 – îleSoniq Festival, Montreal
9 – TD Garden, Boston
10 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
11 – Capital One Arena, Washington
13 – United Center, Chicago
17 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
21 – Ball Arena, Denver
25 – Moody Center, Austin
26 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
27 – Toyota Center, Houston

SEPTEMBER
2 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
4 – Pechanga Arena, San Diego
9 – Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
13 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver
14 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
16 – Chase Center, San Francisco
17 – Chase Center, San Francisco
29 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

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October
2 – The O2, London
6 – 3Arena, Dublin
8 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
10 – Accor Arena, Paris
14 – IFEMA Madrid Live, Madrid
15 – Altice Arena, Lisbon
18 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan
19 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
21 – Tauron Arena, Krakow
22 – O2 Arena, Prague
25 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
27 – Olympiahalle, Munich
29 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
31 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

NOVEMBER
3 – Stadthalle, Vienna
5 – Festhalle, Frankfurt
6 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
8 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
9 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
11 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
13 – Uros Arena, Tampere

The trio recently headlined the third night of Coachella with The Weeknd, replacing Kanye West, who pulled out of his closing night headline sets earlier this month.

The Weeknd opened his set with ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘How Can I Make You Love Me’, joined by Swedish House Mafia at the end of their own full-length set. His set then ended with a performance of their collaborative 2021 track, ‘Moth To A Flame’.

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Porridge Radio announce new album and share ‘Back To The Radio’

“The song grew out of a feeling of intense loneliness and being unprepared for what everybody was promising me was about to happen – and a strong desire to escape without knowing what I wanted to escape to,” she said in a press release. “To me, there’s a huge feeling of catharsis in this song, of letting go and letting it sweep you away.”

The song comes with a video directed by Margolin’s sister Ella and finds the singer waking up in a room where papier-mâché furniture is slowly being removed one by one. Later, she joins the rest of Porridge Radio in a room decorated with landscape scenery as people dressed all in black move her around the space. Watch it above.

‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’ is released on May 20 via Secretly Canadian.

“With this album, the feelings of joy, fear and endlessness coexist together,” Margolin said of the record as a whole, adding that its title “symbolises the ups and downs of human life, of virtue and transgression”.

‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’ artwork CREDIT: Press

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‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’ tracklist:

01. ‘Back To The Radio’
02. ‘Trying’
03. ‘Birthday Party’
04. ‘End Of Last Year’
05. ‘Rotten’
06. ‘U Can Be Happy If U Want To’
07. ‘Flowers’
08. ‘Jealousy’
09. ‘I Hope She’s OK 2’
10. ‘Splintered’
11. ‘The Rip’
12. ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’

In May, Porridge Radio will embark on a series of in-store gigs in support of the album. Five months later, they kick off their biggest tour to date. Tickets for the in-store gigs are available here, while tickets for the headline tour will be available to purchase here from 10am this Wednesday (February 23).

Porridge Radio will play the following dates in 2022:

MAY
20 – Piccadilly Records, Manchester

22 – Brudenell Social Club (Crash Records), Leeds
24 – Rough Trade East, London
25 – Resident, Brighton
26 – Rough Trade, Bristol
26-29 – Spring Gathering Festival, Derbyshire
27-28 – Sea Change Festival, Totnes 

JULY
15 – Doune The Rabbit Hole, Cardross Estate

21-24 – Blue Dot Festival, Cheshire

SEPTEMBER
01-04 – End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire

OCTOBER
20 – Foundry Sheffield, Sheffield

21 – The 1865, Southampton
22 – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
24 – Metronome, Nottingham
25 – Trinity, Bristol
26 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
28 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
29 – Academy 2, Manchester
30 – Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds

NOVEMBER
01 – The Old Market, Brighton

02 – The Old Market – Brighton
03 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London

Last year, Porridge Radio shared three cover: first, a take on Love Of Everything’s ‘Happy In A Crowd’ in June, then a tender, lo-fi version of The Shins’ ‘New Slang’ in July.

Finally, in August, they delivered their spin on Wolf Parade’s ‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’.

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Clairo debuts new song ‘Nomad’ on first night of US tour

Back in December, Clairo rescheduled her upcoming UK and European tour due to COVID-related concerns.

The singer was set to tour her recently released second album ‘Sling’ across January and February, but worries around the rise of the Omicron variant means the shows will now take place in September and October.

“I reeeeally hate to do this- but we have decided to reschedule the upcoming January Europe/UK tour,” Clairo told fans on Instagram while sharing new dates.

She added: “as much as we want to get back on the road, everybody’s safety is far more important & i hope you understand.”

See the new list of rescheduled dates below and purchase tickets here.

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SEPTEMBER 2022
19 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
20 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
22 – Paris, Le Bataclan
23 – Brussels, La Madeleine
27 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
28 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
29 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
30 – Bristol, O2 Academy

OCTOBER 2022
2 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
3 – Manchester, O2 Academy
4 – London, Brixton Academy

Clairo recently told NME that she wouldn’t tour unless protocols were in place to protect her fans. “If I can’t provide this [security] on tour, then I won’t tour – that’s my mentality at the moment,” she said.

“I really do feel in my heart of hearts that there’s going to be a wave of tours that are really stamped as the ‘safe tour’ and provide all this. Touring is one of the only things that hasn’t changed much. Granted, a lot of things need to change in the industry, but this is definitely one of them.”

Claire explained that there would “most definitely” be someone who isn’t affiliated with any of the venues she plays on future tours to serve as a “point of contact for any misconduct that goes on within the crowd”.

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Elvis Costello & the Imposters unveil new North American tour dates

Check out the full list of dates here:

AUGUST
06 – Huber Heights, Rose Music Center at The Heights

08 – Toronto, Massey Hall
09 – Buffalo, Artpark Amphitheater
11 – New York, The Rooftop at Pier 17
12 – Bensalem, Xcite Center at Parx Casino
13 – Ledyard, Foxwoods Resort Casino
15 – Boston, Leader Bank Pavilion
16 – Northampton, The Pines Theater 
18 – Vienna, Wolf Trap 
23 – Denver,  Levitt Pavilion
25 – Salt Lake City, Sandy Amphitheater
28 – Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza 
30 – Anaheim, City National Grove of Anaheim 

SEPTEMBER
2 – Paso Robles, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 
3 Las Vegas, The Theater at Virgin Hotels 

Back in January, Costello stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to deliver a pair of performances including an impromptu medley with The Imposters.

During Costello’s appearance on the US late night chat show, he and the band performed a standalone rendition of ‘Magnificent Hurt’ followed by a surprise medley that combined ‘Farewell, OK’ and his 1978 cover of Nick Lowe’s ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding’.

In addition to the performances, Costello sat down with Colbert for a three-part interview which saw him discuss the new album, working with Paul McCartney, Peter Jackson’s recent Beatles documentary Get Back, defending Olivia Rodrigo and more.

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Costello and the band recently announced that they’ll be heading out on a UK tour in support of the new album.

‘The Boy Named If’ tour kicks off at the Brighton Dome on June 5, 2022 before wrapping up at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on June 23. Charlie Sexton will also join Costello and co. on the 13-date tour.

You can see those dates here:

JUNE
Sunday 05 – Brighton Dome
Tuesday 07 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 08 – Newcastle O2 City Hall
Friday 10 – Liverpool Philharmonic
Saturday 11 – Manchester Opera House
Monday 13 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday 14 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Thursday 16 – Oxford New Theatre
Friday 17 – Bath The Forum
Sunday 19 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Monday 20 – Swansea Arena
Wednesday 22 – Ipswich Regent Theatre
Thursday 23 – London Eventim Apollo

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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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Fleet Foxes announce new UK dates as part of 2022 world tour

Robin Pecknold and co. then travel to London for a show at All Points East in support of The National before they play four more UK shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and as a headliner of End Of The Road.

The tour then heads to mainland Europe, wrapping up with a Berlin show on September 11.

Watch a trailer for the tour and see the full schedule below. Get ticket information for individual shows and sign up for an artist presale here.

JUNE 2022
27 – Salt Lake City, Sandy Amphitheater
28 – Denver, Mission Ballroom

JULY 2022
1 – Dallas, The Factory in Deep Ellum
2 – Houston, 713 Music Hall
3 – Austin, Moody Amphitheater
5 – Phoenix, Arizona Federal Theatre
6 – San Diego, Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
8 – Los Angeles, Greek Theatre
9 – Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Bowl
10 – Berkeley, Greek Theatre
12 – Portland, McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
15 – Seattle, King County’s Marymoor Park
29 – Raleigh, Red Hat Amphitheater
30 – Atlanta, Coca-Cola Roxy
31 – Pelham, The Caverns

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AUGUST 2022
2 – Minneapolis, Surly Brewing Festival Field
3 – Chicago, The Salt Shed
5 – Detroit, Masonic Temple Theatre
6 – Toronto, Massey Hall
9 – Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion
10 – Boston, Leader Bank Pavilion
12 – Philadelphia, The Mann Center
13 – New York, Forest Hills Stadium
26 – London, All Points East
28 – Dublin, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks
30 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
31 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – Dorset, End Of The Road
3 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
5 – Paris, Salle Pleyel
6 – Antwerp, De Roma
7 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
9 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
10 – Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg (Ronda)
11 – Berlin, Columbiahalle

Last December, Fleet Foxes released a new live album called ‘A Very Lonely Solstice’, a recording taken from a livestream concert at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, New York last year.

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The Black Keys announce 2022 ‘Dropout Boogie’ US tour

Speaking to NME in May 2021 singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney shared that they created the album accidentally.

“We were doing all these songs from memory,” Auerbach told NME. “We just recorded this stuff for fun. We never even thought about it as being an album.”

IT’S OFFICIAL – Our 32-date “Dropout Boogie” North American Tour begins July 9 in Las Vegas with special guest @bandofhorses. @CeramicAnimal, @earlyjamesbham, & @TheVelveteers for select dates! Tickets on sale Friday, February 4 at 10 am local time.https://t.co/wr3sUExLKx pic.twitter.com/7FjOZYihAs

— The Black Keys (@theblackkeys) January 31, 2022

The Black Keys; full upcoming ‘Dropout Boogie’ US tour dates are below. There will be a fan pre-sale from 10am local time on Tuesday February 1, before tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday February 4. Tickets will be available here.

JULY
9 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
11 – USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
13 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
15 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
16 – Ruoff Music Center, Indianapolis, IN
17 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, Chicago, IL
20 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
22 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach, NY
23 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
25 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
27 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
29 – Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
30 – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion), Philadelphia, PA

AUGUST
24 – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
25 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
27 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
28 – Orion Amphitheatre, Huntsville, AL
30 – Credit One Stadium, Charleston, SC

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SEPTEMBER
1 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
3 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
6 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
7 – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
9 – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH

OCTOBER
2 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
3 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
5 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
8 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
10 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
13 – Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
17 – Moody Center ATX, Austin, TX
18 -Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, TX

The band recently announced the reissue of their critically-acclaimed album ‘El Camino’ for its 10th anniversary. The record, which features some of the band’s biggest hits like ‘Lonely Boy’ and ‘Gold On The Ceiling’, was originally released on December 6, 2011.

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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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Clairo reschedules UK/European tour due to COVID concerns

She added: “as much as we want to get back on the road, everybody’s safety is far more important & i hope you understand.”

See the new list of rescheduled dates below:

SEPTEMBER 2022
19 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
20 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
22 – Paris, Le Bataclan
23 – Brussels, La Madeleine
27 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
28 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
29 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
30 – Bristol, O2 Academy

OCTOBER 2022
2 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
3 – Manchester, O2 Academy
4 – London, Brixton Academy

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Clairo becomes the latest in a host of artists to cancel shows in the last week due to a global rise in COVID cases.

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Yesterday (December 19), LCD Soundsystem cancelled the remainder of their 20-show run at Brooklyn Steel, while Enter Shikari also postponed the rest of their 2021 tour dates and some 2022 shows, saying that “the safety of our crew and our audience will always come first”.

As it stands, Clairo is still set to head out on a 2022 North American tour, which will kick off in February and feature Arlo Parks as support.

For both the US and UK/EU tour, Clairo has partnered with SafeTour and Calling All Crows for her 2022 live dates “to provide a safe and harassment-free concert experience”.

A representative from Calling All Crows will join Clairo’s touring team to respond to requests for support through a text helpline and provide “proactive canvassing of each concert, [as well as] messaging and educational support so that attendees can take part in making these shows and their own communities safer”.

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100 Gecs postpone 2022 UK and European headline tour

According to the band’s official website, those shows will now take place in late August and run into September. Their European tour has also been delayed until the summer – see the full revised list here.

100 Gecs’ rescheduled UK and Ireland 2022 tour dates are as follows:

AUGUST 2022
30 – O2 Forum – Kentish Town, London


SEPTEMBER 2022

1 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
4 – O2 Ritz – Manchester
5 – SWG3 – Glasgow

While an official announcement is yet to be made, it’s likely that the postponement is due to the spread of the new Omicron COVID variant. Acts such as Sam Fender, The Charlatans and Supergrass have also pushed back gigs recently as a result.

The government is attempting to suppress the strain by triggering ‘Plan B’ measures in England, which include COVID passes and the use of face coverings in certain settings. Additionally, there’s been a push for everyone to come forward for their booster jab.

Elsewhere, it’s been reported that up to 40 per cent of fans are not showing up to scheduled UK concerts over safety concerns. The Music Venue Trust, meanwhile, found that 61 per cent of grassroots venues were forced to cancel at least one event over the course of one week.

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Moderat confirm London show at Alexandra Palace in 2022

The trio has previously hinted at new live show called ‘MORE D4TA’ on their Instagram page before a full list of tour dates was revealed. It will be their first live-tour since 2017.

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Fans have also been rearranging this cryptic post to ‘Moderat Four’, and think a new album could be on the way too.

The group have also been announced for Barcelona’s Sónar Festival in June and Berlin’s Parkbühne Wuhlheide in September.

You can see a full list of dates below

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MODERAT: 2022 TOUR

JUNE
2 – Paris, We Love Green Festival
10 – Rome, JMF at Rome Summer Fest
11 – Lyon, Les Nuits De Fourvière Festival
12 – Marseille, Marsatac
17 – Barcelona, Sónar Festival
26 -Kyiv, Secret Venue

JULY
1 – Werchter, Rock Werchter
2 – Beuningen, Down The Rabbit Hole
7 – Bilbao, Bilbao BBK Live
23 – Katowice, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice

SEPTEMBER
1 – Lisbon, Kalorama Festival
3 – Berlin, Parkbühne Wuhlheide
22 – Oakland, Fox Theater
23 – Los Angeles, The Wiltern
24 – San Diego, CRSSD Festival
27 – Denver, Mission Ballroom
29 – St. Paul MN, Palace Theatre
30 – Chicago, Riviera Theatre

OCTOBER
1 – US-Detroit, The Fillmore Detroit
3 – Toronto, History
5 – Montreal, MTELUS
7 – New York, Avant Gardner
8 – Washington DC, The Fillmore Silver Spring
24 – Copenhagen, Grey Hall
28 – Amsterdam, AFAS live
29 – Offenbach am Main, Stadthalle Offenbach
31 – London, Alexandra Palace

NOVEMBER
1 – Paris, Le Zénith Paris – La Villette
3 – Nantes, Stereolux
5 – Toulouse, Le Bikini
9 – IT-Milan, Alcatraz
11 – Zurich, X-TRA
12 – Stuttgart, Wagenhallen
13 – DE-Hamburg, Zeltphilharmonie

DECEMBER
9 – CZ-Prague, Forum Karlin
12 – AT-Vienna, Gasometer
14 – DE-Munich, Zenith

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Iron Maiden announce ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ 2022 North American tour

Trivium will support Iron Maiden on the tour starting in El Paso, Texas on September 11 through to September 30 in Spokane, Washington. Within Temptation will take over support duties from October 3 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota through to October 27, the final date of Iron Maiden’s North American leg, in Tampa, Florida.

Prior to that Iron Maiden will make their way across Europe for previously rescheduled ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ shows. An additional six dates have been added in Croatia (May 22), Serbia (May 24), Romania (May 26), Ukraine (May 29), Bulgaria (July 13), and Greece (July 16).

Iron Maiden, 2021. CREDIT: Press

Iron Maiden’s 2022 ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour dates:

MAY
22 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Arena Zagreb #
24 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Stark Arena #
26 – Bucharest, Romania @ Romexpo Open Air #
29 – Kyiv, Ukraine @ VDNG #

JUNE
04 – Finland Hyvinkää Rockfest
11 – Donington, UK @ Download Festival
13 – Belfast, N. Ireland @ Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival
16 – Desse, Belgium @ Graspop
18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
20 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Sinobo Stadium
23 – Oslo, Norway @ Tons Of Rock
26 – Paris, France @ La Defense Arena
27 – Arnhem, Netherlands @ Gelredome
30 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion

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JULY
02 – Cologne, Germany @ Rhein–Energie–Stadium
04 – Berlin, Germany @ Waldbühne
07 – Bologna, Italy @ Sonic Park
09 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Cannstatter Wasen
10 – Wiener, Austria @ Neustadt Stadium Open–Air
13 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Arena Armeec #
16 – Athens, Greece @ Olympic Stadium #
20 – Bremen, Germany @ Bürgerweide
22 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
24 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
26 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Deutsche Bank Park
29 – Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium
/31 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Estadio Nacional

SEPTEMBER
07 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
11 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center ^
13 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center ^
15 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center ^
17 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena ^
19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre ^
21 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center ^
25 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre ^
27 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion ^
29 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena ^
30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena ^

OCTOBER
03 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center *
05 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *
07 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena *
09 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena *
11 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Scotiabank Centre *
12 – Hamilton, ON, Canada @ FirstOntario Centre *
15 – Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre *
17 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center *
19 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena *
21 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center *
23 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena *
25 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum *
27 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena *

# = newly added European tour date
^ = w/ Trivium
* = w/ Within Temptation

In other news, Iron Maiden have joined forced with comic book powerhouse Marvel to release a unique new merchandise collection.

Launching in time for Christmas, the assortment of apparel and accessories intertwines the universes of both brands, highlighting iconic Marvel characters and the classic rock band’s notorious Eddie character.

Designs pay tribute to Wolverine, Venom, Thanos and Deadpool in unique variations of some of Iron Maiden’s iconic album and single covers, such as ‘Fear Of The Dark’, ‘The Trooper’ and ‘Killers’.

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Twenty One Pilots share surprise livestream version of new album ‘Scaled And Icy’

In addition to the original tracklisting and the new live versions of tracks like ‘Choker’, ‘Shy Away’, ‘Jumpsuit’ and more, the new version of the album also includes ‘Level Of Concern’, the 2020 standalone track that was left off ‘Scaled And Icy’.

You can listen to the ‘Livestream Version’ of the album below:

In a four-star review of ‘Scaled And Icy’, NME‘s Ali Shutler wrote: “If ‘Blurryface’ was the band fighting to be heard and ‘Trench’ saw them trying to maintain control, ‘Scaled and Icy’ sees the pair mostly at peace and following their gut.

“Despite the swaggering optimism and huge pop bangers, ‘Scaled and Icy’ is still very much in the Twenty One Pilots universe. Sure, there is some inevitable fan service – the title, after all, is an anagram of ‘Clancy is dead’ – but this album sees one of the most fearless bands of their generation continue to take risks.”

 

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Twenty One Pilots have also announced details of a 2022 North American tour.

‘The Icy Tour 2022’ will kick off on August 18 in St. Paul, Minnesota, with stops scheduled in New York, Toronto, Nashville and Anaheim, among others. The tour will wrap up with a performance at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on September 24.

Fans wanting to attend the tour need to register for tickets here before Sunday, November 21 at 12pm EST / 9am PST. You can see the full list of dates below.

AUGUST 2022

18 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
20 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
21 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
24 – Elmont, NY – UBS Arena
26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
27 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
30 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

SEPTEMBER 2022

2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
3 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
4 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
7 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
9 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
10 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
13 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
16 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
17 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
18 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
22 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

In September, Twenty One Pilots frontman Tyler Joseph compared touring during COVID to the quest undertaken in The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring in a pre-show speech.

Speaking to the crew before their first show at Milwaukee’s Summerfest at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Tyler Joseph used a quote from the film to describe how vulnerable touring during a pandemic still is.

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Ed Sheeran adds fourth Wembley Stadium date to 2022 world tour

A fourth Wembley date is now on sale here for June 24, joining other shows on June 29 and 30, and July 1.

Ed Sheeran. CREDIT: Atlantic Records

See Ed Sheeran’s full updated list of ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ dates below:

MAY 2022
5 – Thomond Park, Limerick, Ireland
12 – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
26 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
27 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff

JUNE 2022
3 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
4 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
10 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
11 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
16 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
17 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
24 – Wembley Stadium, London (new date)
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

Sheeran’s latest single’ Shivers’, which is set to feature on ‘=’, was released earlier this month (September 10) and went on to replace his previous single ‘Bad Habits’ at the top of the UK singles chart last Friday (September 17).

Watch Sheeran perform both ‘Shivers’ and ‘Bad Habits’ live from the 2021 MTV VMAs here.

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Shawn Mendes announces huge ‘Wonder’ world tour for 2022

King Princess will appear as the opening act at the UK/European concerts.

At the end of June, the singer’s ‘Wonder’ tour will resume for the first of two North American legs. Dermot Kennedy is set to support on the first stint, with Tate McRae opening during the second.

Running until late October, the US tour includes shows in Portland, New York, Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Houston, Montreal and other cities.

Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale on October 8 at 10am BST. A Europe and UK general fan presale and London Amex presale begins at the same time on October 5. You can find the full ticket details here – see the UK dates below.

April 21 – London, UK – The O2
April 27 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
April 29 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
May 2 – Sheffield, UK – Utilita Arena
May 4 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena

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Mendes has also shared a dramatic official trailer for the ‘Wonder’ world tour – check it out above.

Shawn Mendes will also play the following European/North American dates:

MARCH 2022

14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
18 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
21 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
24 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
28 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
30 – Budapest, Hungary – Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

APRIL 2022

02 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
04 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
06 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
07 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
09 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
11 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome

MAY 2022

07 – Paris, France – La Défense Arena
10 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
12 – Bordeaux, France – Arkéa Arena
14 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
20 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center

JUNE 2022

27 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
30 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

JULY 2022

02 – Vancouver, BC – Venue to be announced
05 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
09 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
12 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
15 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
19 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
20 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
22 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
23 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
27 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun

AUGUST 2022

02 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
05 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
15 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

SEPTEMBER 2022

07 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
09 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
15 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
17 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
24 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
26 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

OCTOBER 2022

01 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
03 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
04 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena
11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
12 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
24 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life FieldHouse
26 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

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Bring Me The Horizon tell us about the addiction-tackling “future emo” of new single ‘DiE4u’

“I’m tackling the song as if this unhealthy obsession I have is a relationship – almost like a mistress,” said Sykes. “I’ve learned over the past year while I’ve been recovering that when you’re in it, addiction is like you’re having an affair. You’re doing this thing behind everyone’s back, it’s a secret and it feels like you’re cheating and betraying people. I never saw it in that way. I just thought I was harming myself and not other people. I didn’t realise how much it can fuck up people’s trust.

He continued: “This song is triumphant for me in a way because it’s me finally accepting that I’m not someone who can drink alcohol, smoke weed or do any of these things because I just have a problem with it and it always goes down the same road. That’s not something that I’ve been able to admit to myself. This song is a defiant stamp of me saying, ‘No, I’m making a choice now. I can’t keep doing this for the rest of my life because it’s only going to end up one way’.”

Sykes also explained how this theme fed into more new material. “The topic of the next record is going to be about how as I’m getting older, to ask what are the life lessons that I’ve learned?” he said. “What can I give to the next generation or younger people looking up and listening to us? What is it that I can teach? What are the truths I need to learn and accept myself?

On a more macrocosmic level, Sykes said that the idea of self-worth also allowed for the song to relate to environmental issues too.

“With the things that we do, are they worth losing our livelihoods for, our quality of life or the planet?,” he said. “Before we can change the world, we’ve got to change ourselves. Before we can have compassion for other creatures, we’ve all got to find compassion for ourselves. That’s not something I had for myself. So many people are in this place where they don’t think they’re good enough or worth better.

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“Even though this song is quite personal, it can also mean something on a bigger scale if you can conquer that part of your life.”

With ‘DiE4u’ retaining BMTH’s trademark heaviness but driven by what could perhaps be their most pop-driven sound yet, Sykes explained how the rest of the upcoming record would be exploring these two extremes.

“As we’ve evolved since [2013 album] ‘Sempiternal’, we kept pushing ourselves with more mainstream tracks that took us into arenas,” he said. “Like with a lot of rock bands, when you start doing that you’re so focussed on making more palatable music that you naturally start watering down what you do as well. The screaming goes, the heaviness goes and you’re more focussed on that.

“Everyone does it. You’re so into pushing yourself musically that rarely does a band carry on retaining their extreme parts. I thought, ‘What would it be like if we did that? If [our music] still had the intensity and heaviness of our older stuff but we’re still pushing ourselves in similar ways of [2019 album] ‘amo’ – in terms of making the melodies really pop. That’s what I love about music, and that’s where we’ve divided fans.

Sykes went on: “I come from a heavy background and rock music was my first obsession, but at the same time I’ve always loved pop music. How do we blend those two worlds completely and not just make pop-y rock music but make extreme pop music? That was the goal of this record.”

Bring Me The Horizon return with new single ‘DiE4u’. Credit: Press

Ultimately, Sykes revealed that their next EP would see them chasing “more contemporary melodies” to find a sound influenced by the emerging hyper-pop scene to create what he describes as “future emo”.

“Pop music and music in general has evolved so much over the last five years,” he told NME. “Melodies are a lot more intricate and a lot quicker. They’re more obscure than they used to be and you can’t really put your finger on what the next huge song is going to be. Whereas ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ was definitely very nu-metal-influenced, this one is very emo.”

He continued: “That was a challenge in itself – to take those kinds of influences and make them feel modern and contemporary; not just some throwback shit. For ‘SURVIVAL HORROR’, it was a little bit easier to do because it’s what we do anyway. We knew we wanted to reinvent ourselves for each record. I got into rock music through nu-metal and Linkin Park. With emo and screamo and American hardcore, bands like Blood Brothers, Norma Jean and Glassjaw were how I got completely obsessed with it. That’s what we wanted to pay homage to with this next record. Making it feel contemporary and modern was much more of a challenge than last time.

Sykes added: “It’s hard to not make it feel like some weird, old, crap music. We were doing stuff that sounded like My Chemical Romance and vampire emo bands. It took us a while to get the balance right until we had something that feels emo as fuck but super contemporary. We had this term ‘future emo’ in our heads, plus we were taking a lot of inspiration from this shit that’s popping up called ‘hyper-pop’.

“We wanted to take some of that intensity, craziness and the unhinged-ness of that world and bleed it into our song. It took a little while, but now that we’ve got that first song we know what direction we’re heading in.”

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes (Picture: Zoe McConnell for NME)

‘DiE4U’ comes with a cinematic video shot in the Ukraine – telling a small part of a longer story that Sykes hopes to continue either through more videos or perhaps even a comic series. Beyond that and their upcoming live shows, Bring Me will be hard at work on the rest of the ‘POST HUMAN’ EP series – with three more in the pipeline.

“I know what I want [the whole project] to do,” Sykes added. “We’ve got a clear direction that the third one will take, and also the fourth one. All I’ll say is that it’s quite asymmetrical and the fourth one is going to be quite a curveball.

“Each one is going to pay a homage to the music we listened to growing up, the music we were and the music we are.”

Watch our full video interview above, where Sykes also tells NME about what to expect from their upcoming live shows, and plans to tour in an environmentally friendly way.

‘DiE4u’ is out now. Bring Me The Horizon’s UK tour kicks off this weekend. Check out tour dates below.

SEPTEMBER 2021

20 – Hull, Bonus Arena
21 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
22 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
24 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
25 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
26 – London The O2 Arena

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Watch Royal Blood’s quirky new video for ‘Hold On’ starring Colin Hanks

He added: “I don’t think we have anything else like that. The message is about being there for someone and letting them know that they’re not alone.”

Royal Blood have accompanied the release with a new video directed by and starring Colin Hanks. Besides being known for his roles in Dexter and Fargo – and for being the son of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks – Hanks also directed the music documentaries Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) and All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records.

In the video for ‘Hold On’, Hanks stars as Roy Boulders, a motivational speaker who uses the song’s lyrics for his latest seminar. While the majority of the small audience is captivated, two doubters stand unimpressed at the back of the room: Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

Watch the video for ‘Hold On’ below:

Meanwhile, Royal Blood have announced that they will play a homecoming gig in Brighton next week.

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The duo, who are playing a handful of UK dates this autumn before their biggest European tour to date next year amid UK arena shows, will now perform at the Brighton Centre on September 15.

“Almost four years later and for our last show of the year, playing our shared hometown, Brighton is going to be pure glory. See you there,” the band said in a statement.

The Brighton date adds to their upcoming touring schedule, which also features an Eden Project show (any remaining tickets available here) and an intimate show in Lincoln.

See Royal Blood’s UK tour dates 2021-2022 below. European dates are listed here.

SEPTEMBER 2021:
13 – Lincoln, Engine Shed
14 – Eden Project
15 – Brighton Centre

MARCH 2022:
25 – Bournemouth, International Centre
26 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
27 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
29 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30 – London, The O2

APRIL 2022:
1 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2 – Manchester, AO Arena
3 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro

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Watch Charli XCX’s “twisted” and “electrifying” video for new single ‘Good Ones’

Produced by Oscar Holter of Max Martin’s Wolf Cousins entity, Charli explained that ‘Good Ones’ is the first single of a “new chapter” that “embraces all that my life has to offer in today’s world – fame, glamour, inner demons and global hits”.

She added that the song laments her “inability to keep hold of healthy relationships, instead being endlessly drawn back to the dysfunctional and toxic”.

The song’s accompanying video was filmed in Mexico and co-directed with Hannah Lux Davis. Charli said of the “demonic” visuals: “The ‘Good Ones’ video sees me dramatically mourning the untimely loss of my partner as I battle with the realisation that once again I’ve abandoned the goodness in my life, in favour of the sinister, with a visual aesthetic that marks a new era of me: Charli XCX.”

Watch the video for ‘Good Ones’ below:

Charli has appeared to tease her forthcoming new album’s release date: March 18, 2022. It was displayed on a gravestone that had been engraved with the singer’s name as well as her birthday: August 2, 1992.

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She also recently revealed that she is currently “very into making ultimate pop music”, adding: “I’m exploring what it means to be a pop star on a major label in a not very current way. And that’s really fun to me.”

Charli XCX is due to return to the stage in London on October 24 as part of her three-date ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ tour. She’ll play at the capital’s Lafayette venue, with gigs also scheduled for Los Angeles and New York.

See the list of upcoming dates below:

SEPTEMBER 2021
27 – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles, USA

OCTOBER 2021
1 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York, USA
24 – Lafayette, London, UK

Upon announcing the trio of “special” concerts last month, Charli told fans to “be ready” and “let battle commence”.

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