Music News for February 22, 2013-February 24, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Jake Bugg has revealed an autumn headline tour, in which he will perform in his largest venues to date. This tour includes nine dates and it starts at Birmingham BIC on October 19th and will finish on November 6th at Manchester O2 Apollo. This tour will also include a date at London O2 Academy Brixton, on October 23rd. Tickets for this tour have gone one sale on Februray 21st. These dates will follow appearance at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and other dates will be in supporting The Stone Roses during the summer. Jake Bugg is nominated for best Album and Best Solo Artist in this year’s NME Awards, along with a nomination for British Breakthrough Act at the Brit awards. Jake Bugg’s headline tour dates include: Bournemouth BIC (October 19th), Plymouth (October 22nd), London Brixton O2 Academy (October 23rd), Swindon Oasis (October 27th), Birmingham O2 Academy (October 28th), Glasgow O2 Academy (October 31st), Doncaster Dome (November 2nd), and Manchester O2 Apollo (November 6th).

The Strokes have said that they do not have any current plans to tour their new album Comedown Machine. The Strokes will release their fifth studio album on March and have declined to speak to the media about the new music. Bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, however, spoke to Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on Februrary 21st. Fraiture gave little away about plans for the new album, yet he did mention information about the recording process and the atmosphere within the band. For more information, be sure to visit:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21544820. The new album will be released on March 25th. To listen to their new single, “All the Time”, go to: https://soundcloud.com/thestrokes/the-strokes-all-the-time/s-ghCGL.

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Perry and the Heartbreakers, and Björk will headline this summer’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This festival will go from June 13th to June 16th. Other artists that will be performing include Wu-Tang Clan, The gaslight Anthem, The xx, Alt-J, The National, The Vaccines, Django Django, Passion Pit, Billy Idol, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Foals, and more! Tickets for this event go on sale February 23rd at noon. For more information on this four-day event, visit: http://www.bonnaroo.com/.

David Bowie will release a new track titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” on February 26th. Bowie will also release his first new album in 10 years in March. This new album will be produced with his longtime collaborator, Tony Visconti, and will be released in most countries worldwide on March 11th. To view the complete tracklisting for The Next Day, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/68748.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will soon reveal their new single called “Sacrilege”, next week. This song will be the first single from their new album Mosquito and it will premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show on Monday, February 25th. Be sure to listen for the new song between 7 pm and 9 pm.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs have also confirmed that they will perform at this year’s SXSW. They will perform at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas on March 13th.

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be releasing their new album called Save Rock and Roll, a month earlier than planned. Fall Out Boy, who reunited earlier this month, initially had plans to release their new album in May. They have decided that they will not keep fans waiting. The new release date for the album is now April 15th and 16th worldwide. To view the video for their song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”, which features 2Chains, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/fall-out-boy/68702. Along with a new album, Fall Out Boy have announced that they will have some US tour dates. They will also perform live at the Underworld venue in Camden, North London on February 25th.

Phoenix have revealed further details for their upcoming new album titled, Bankrupt! They will release this new album on April 22nd, according to a message on their website. The tracklisting for the new album is: “Entertainment”, “The Real Thing”, “SOS In Bel Air”, “Trying to be Cool”, “Bankrupt!”, “Drakkar Noir”, “Chlorophorm”, “Don’t”, “Bourgeois”, and “Oblique City”. Phoenix will be headlining this year’s Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts, which takes place on April in California. They will also play the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany, which take place from July 7th to 9th. To listen to Phoenix’s new single, “Entertainment”, visit: https://soundcloud.com/phoenix/entertainment.

 

Electronic and Dance

Swedish House Mafia have performed in Chicago for the first and last time this week, for their One Last Tour. The United Center’s sold out crowd was filled with excitement as the show started. The venue was filled as people scrambled over seats. It is not known if things have come into terms, but Chicago did love the first and last set.

Disclosure have revealed the music video for their new single “White Noise”. This single had recently debuted in the UK singles chart at No. 2. Disclosure’s forthcoming album is set to be released later this year. The duo is also set to embark on their second US tour in a few weeks. To view the video for the new single, visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/02/disclosure-reveal-official-video-for-white-noise/.

 

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel every date on her current US and Canada tour because she has to undergo surgery. She had previously postponed shows on her Born This Way world tour in Chicago. It has been said that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip and she will be having surgery in order to repair the problem, along with time to recover. Lady Gaga is also expected to release her third new album, ARTPOP, later this year.

 

Country
Country singer, Mindy McCready has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 37, according to a report from BBC news. The police was sent to a home in Herber Springs, Arizona and it has been said that McCready’s body was found on the front porch  Arkansas sheriff, Marty Moss, has said that she has suffered an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”. When speaking to NBC’s dateline about her partner’s death this January, McCready said she had “never gone through anything this painful”.

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Music News for January 11, 2013-January 13, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Bob Dylan has just released a limited-edition box set in order to prevent some of his rare, early recordings from falling out of copyright. This “50th Anniversary Collection” includes 86 rarities that Dylan had recorded in 1962. Bob Dylan’s debut album has fallen out of copyright in Europe. To prevent the same thing from happening to his 86 recordings, Sony Music had distributed around 100 copies of The 50th Anniversary Collection to some stores in France, Germany, Sweden, and the UK.

Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed to headline this year’s Benicàssim festival. Arctic Monkeys will be joining The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age on the line-up. Other acts that were confirmed to perform at the festival on July 18th-21st include Jake Bugg, Palma Violets, Azealia Banks, Echo Lake, Splashh and Swim Deep. To check for any available tickets and the latest listings, visit: NME.com/tickets.

Fun. have released a new track titled “Sight of the Sun”. This new song is going to be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for HBO’s original series Girls, which was due out January 8th. To listen to the new track, be sure to check out: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/fun._release_new_song_sight_of_the_sun.

David Bowie has just announced his first new album in 10 years. The album is titled, The Next Day and it is to be released on March 11th in the UK and most countries, March 8th in Australia, and March 12th in the USA. The standard edition of the album includes 14 songs and the “Deluxe Version” has another three songs, both of which are available to pre-order on iTunes now. Bowie has already released the first single off of the album called “What Are We Now?”, which is available on iTunes. To watch the video of the song, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/68051. The complete track listing for The Next Day can also be seen there.

Morrissey had played an unreleased song on the US television program Late Show with David Letterman this week. To watch this performance, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/morrissey/68099#9. The unreleased track is titled “Action is My Middle Name”. This track is one of three solo tracks that were released on BBC Radio in 2011. The two other songs are titled “The Kid’s a Looker” and “People are the Same Everywhere”. He had also performed a song called “Scandanavia” in his live sets. Morrissey has already confirmed that he has new material ready for an upcoming album.

Jake Bugg, Frank Turner, and Vampire Weekend are some of the many artists that are to be announced to perform at this year’s South by Southwest music festival. This event will take place in Austin, Texas. The music arm of South by Southwest will take place from March 12th-17th and will also see announced sets from Black Lips, Jesca Hoop, Toy, and more. To see a list of all of the performers at this year’s South by Southwest, be sure to visit: sxsw.com/music.

 

Electronic and Dance

The Knife had just announced their first tour dates since 2006. It was said that these dates will take place in Copenhagen in May. On The Knife’s official website, a message mentions that they will be playing two shows at Copenhagen’s Vega in May 12th and 13th. These are the first tour dates to be announced for their upcoming ‘Shaking the Habitual’ tour, which will have more European dates announced soon. The Knife also announced that they will release their new album on April 8th, titled Shaking the Habitual.

 

Pop and R&B

Justin Timberlake has confirmed that he will return to the music industry. Timberlake had last released an album in 2006 and he has spent the last few years focusing on his acting career. Timberlake had confirmed that he is ready to release new material. It has been rumored that he might release new music with Jay-Z. There are also other rumors that state that Beyonce will be featured on his new songs. On his return to the music industry, Timberlake had released a video to state that he is “ready”. To view the video, be sure to visit:  http://www.nme.com/news/justin-timberlake/68097.

Beyonce is set to perform at United States President, Barack Obama’s inauguration. The event will be on January 21st outside of the Capitol building in Washington, DC and   Beyonce will sing the National Anthem of the United States. Barack Obama had spoken at a fundraiser hosted by Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z, for his re-election campaign that was in New York. This fundraiser had raised about $4 million.

 

Country

Jerrod Niemann had taken the idea of getting in touch with the fans to a whole new level. Back in September, Niemann had launched a sweepstakes called “Rock Your Room” which was set to give one lucky winner a bundle of Sony Electronics and an exclusive live performance from him in their residence. The lucky winner was chosen to be Catherine, a student at Arizona State University. Niemann has gone to Arizona to treat Catherine and her friends to a private concert at her house on December 10th. With the private concert, Catherine received new electronics from Sony, including a PlayStation Vita. Jerrod Niemann’s “Jägermeister Presents” tour will be ending on January 11th, with only a few tour dates left.