Music News for December 7, 2012-December 9, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

Paramore have revealed details on their upcoming album. The new self-titled album is set to be released April 9, 2013. The band has also released their first single off of their new self-titled album called “Now”.

The Fratellis have announced that they will be doing a seven-date tour in the UK. The tour will start at London Electric Ballroom on April 11, 2013. The band will also have tour dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and Liverpool, and their last stop is in Glasgow Barrowland (April 18). Tickets for these tour dates go on sale December 6th. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/the-fratellis/67552

My Bloody Valentine’s bassist, Debbie Googe, has announced that the band’s new album is almost finished. My Bloody Valentine has also released details about their addition to tour dates in their brief UK tour in 2013. The band is confirmed for shows in Glasgow Barrowlands, Manchester Apollo, and London Hammersmith. For more information on these tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/my-bloody-valentine/67606

Electronic and Dance

Dance music producer, Nicky Romero has just co-produced the track, “Right Now” with David Guetta for the album Unapologetic by Rihanna. Romero has mentioned that he is very proud of the production of the track. After Guetta had suggested making some beats for Rihanna, Romero agreed to the task. For more information and an interview with Nicky Romero, be sure to check out: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2012/12/nicky-romero-breaks-down-production-of-rihannas-right-now-with-david-guetta/.

Pop and R&B

Nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards have already been announced! The nominations were announced live at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The event included performances by Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, and fun., and more. Among many of the artists nominated included fun. (earned six nominations) and Kelly Clarkson (earned four nominations). To see a complete list of the rest of the nominees, be sure to check out:  http://popcrush.com/2013-grammy-nominations-announced/

Alicia Keys has scored her fourth number 1 billboard debut with her album Girl on Fire with sales of nearly 159,000. Despite the album’s first low chart position, Key’s album has quickly risen to the top as it goes for its third week.

Country

Chris young has announced that he has rescheduled the last three shows of his Liquid Neon Tour. The reason for the postponed shows is because he was placed on vocal arrest for the rest of the week by his doctor. The rescheduled shows include Huntsville, Ala. (Dec. 6), Savannah, Ga. (Dec. 7), and Chattanooga, Tenn. (Dec. 8). Let us hope he gets well soon!

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