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

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Rock and Alternative

It has been confirmed that The Stone Roses documentary “Made of Stone” will open nationwide on June 5th. This film was made by director, Shane Meadows and it goes behind the scene on The Stone Roses’ 2012 reunion, from the early stages to their hometown shows at Heaton Park. This event will be satellite-linked to over 100 cinemas for nationwide preview screenings. These preview screenings will run concurrently with the premiere launch and tickets for the host venue and satellite-linked cinemas will be available to the public. The film premiere, which will have all of the band members in attendance, will be on May 30th at Manchester. Fans who attended last year’s Warrington Parr Hall and Heaton Park gigs who are featured in the film will get tickets to the premiere in Manchester. Meadows had filmed The Stone Roses for about a year from their reunion press conference in October 2011 to their performances in August 2012. This film will include scene of early rehearsals in a barn and footage of The Stone Roses’ comeback shows in multiple locations.

Paul McCartney has revealed plans for a 2013 tour called, Out There! McCartney has only confirmed two dates so far which are at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on June 22nd  and at the Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria on June 27th. McCartney was said that more dates will be announced soon. There has also been mention that Paul McCartney is currently working on a new studio album. McCartney will be headlining the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee this summer. Paul McCartney & Wings will be releasing a live version of Maybe I’m Amazed on 12-inch vinyl for Record Store Day on April 20th.

The Strokes are preparing to release their new album, Comedown Machine, on March 26th. To pre-order their new, upcoming album, be sure to go to: http://www.myplaydirect.com/the-strokes. The Stroke’s fans can now stream the entire album on: http://pitchfork.com/advance/48-comedown-machine/. Check it out!

Noah and the Whale have released the video for their new single called, “There Will Come a Time.” To view the video, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/noah-and-the-whale/69332. This song is taken from Noah and the Whale’s new album, Heart of Nowhere, which was recorded in West London’s British Grove Studios. Noah and the Whale will play many shows across the UK for this summer. The complete list of shows that they will play includes: Bournemouth O2 Academy (April 27th), London Palace Theatre (April 28th), Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion (May 1st), Liverpool Sound City (May 2nd), Warwick Arts Centre (May 4th), London Palace Theatre (May 5th), London Palace Theatre (May 12th), Manchester Opera House (May 13th), London Palace Theatre (May 19th), Hay-On-Wye Festival (May 23rd), and Wilderness Festival (August 11th). To check for the availability of tickets, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/tickets.

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be performing at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris, France on August 20th. Tickets for this show can be purchased by going to: http://www.olympiahall.com/rock-electro/fall-out-boy.html. Fall Out Boy will also be touring in the United States this summer. To see a complete list of their tour dates, visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/fall_out_boy_announce_august_paris_show.

Paramore have revealed that they will embark on a South American tour this summer which will take place across Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. Tickets for this tour are set to go on sale in April. To watch Paramore’s tour announcement video and to see a list of complete tour dates, visit:  http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/paramore_announce_south_american_tour.

Electronic and Dance

The Postal Service have announced an unheard song called “Turn Around”. To listen to this track, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/the-postal-service/69340. This song is one of two new songs that will be featured on the 10-year anniversary of their only album, Give Up. The re-release of this album will include a second disc which has the songs “A Tattered Line of String” and “Turn Around”, along with the album’s original ten tracks. The second disc will include live recordings, remixes, and covers. The Postal Service have revealed some UK tour dates and they will also play Coachella on April 13th and 20th, along with Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival.

Ellie Goulding’s track, “Anything Could happen has been remixed by Mt. Eden, as hefty drum and bass jolts have been included on the track. This song is available for a free download and can be downloaded at: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/03/ellie-goulding-anything-could-happen-mt-eden-remix-free-download/.

Pop and R&B

Prince has announced a 28-date West Coast tour that will be spanning over 23 days. Prince has booked these shoes in small club venues and he will perform in seven different clubs in seven different cities. Prince will also be playing an early show and a late show on each date of the tour. To view the complete list of dates for this tour, be sure to visit: http://popcrush.com/prince-west-coast-tour/.

Country

Kip Moore has recently released a video for his latest single, “Hey Pretty Girl”. In regards to the song, Moore had mentioned that the whole song is about hope and what one hopes to experience with somebody. To watch the new video, be sure to visit:   http://latenightjimmy.tumblr.com/post/45674404975/web-exclusive-premiere-kip-moores-hey-pretty.

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March 2013 New Releases!

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Are you in need of new music to listen to? Here is a list of new album releases for March 2013 to check out!

March 1st

Inna- Party Never Ends

(Third Studio Album; Electronic)

 

March 5th

They May Be Giants- Nanobots

(Sixteenth Studio Album; Alternative)

 

How to Destroy Angels- Welcome Oblivion

(Debut Album; Experimental)

 

March 11th

Bon Jovi- What about Now

(Twelfth Studio Album; Rock)

 

David Bowie- The Next Day

(Twenty-Fourth Studio Album; Rock)

 

March 15th

Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience

(Third Studio Album; Pop/R&B)

 

March 18th

Suede- Bloodsports

(Sixth Studio Album; Indie Rock)

 

March 19th

Low- The Invisible Way

(Tenth Studio Album; Indie Rock)

 

March 22nd

Depeche Mode- Delta Machine

(Thirteenth Studio Album; Alternative)

 

March 26th

The Strokes- Comedown Machine

(Fifth Studio Album; Indie Rock)

 

OneRepublic- Native

(Third Studio Album; Alternative Rock)

 

Wavves- Afraid of Heights

(Fourth Studio Album; Indie Rock)

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”.

Music News for February 1, 2013-February 3, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Red Hot Chili Peppers have released the newest song in the set of 18 new singles they are releasing. These singles are released via their website to fans. The new track is titled “In Love Dying”. It is eight minutes long and now available for download. To hear the new single, visit:  http://www.nme.com/news/red-hot-chili-peppers/68489. Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to headline this year’s Coachella Festival, alongside Phoenix and Blur. This event will take place in California.

The Who have released details regarding a 10-date UK and Ireland arena tour. They will completely perform their album Quadrophenia in this tour, along with other classics. The tour starts in Dublin on June 8th and ends in Liverpool on June 30th. Tickets for these dates go on sale February 1st at 9am. The list of tour dates that The Who will play is: Dublin The O2 (June 8th), Belfast Odyssey (June 10th), Glasgow SECC (June 12th), London The O2 (June 15th), Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (June 18th), Newcastle metro Arena (June 20th), Manchester Arena (June 23rd), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (June 25th), Birmingham LG Arena (June 28th), and Liverpool Echo Arena (June 30th).

Muse have announced that they have already started plans for their next studio album. Muse have released their sixth studio album The 2nd Law last September and they are already planning for their seventh. Despite having early plans for the album, the band have said that it will be some time before a new album surfaces. Muse have also revealed that they will perform their song “Supremacy” at this year’s Brit Awards, with a full orchestra. They will also do a four-date stadium tour this summer in the UK. This tour starts with shows at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on May 22nd, London’s Emirates Stadium on May 25th and 26th, and it ends at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 1st. For ticket availability, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/tickets.

Two Door Cinema Club are one of the first acts that were announced to perform for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend. This annual and free nusic event is to take place from May 24th-26th. It will be held in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Olly Murs has been announced to perform at the event, as well. Headline artists and a full line-up is still to be confirmed. For more information on this event, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21246595. Two Door Cinema Club are now touring the UK with dates in Edinburgh and Wolverhampton. They will also play London’s Alexandra Palace on April 27th. To check for the availibility of tickets for these shows, visit: http://nme.seetickets.com/Tour/two-door-cinema-club?src=id1nmestory.

Green Day, Biffy Clyro, Tame Impala, Django Django are acts that have been added to this year’s Optimus Alive Festival line-up, which will take place in Oeiras, Portugal. The previously announced headliners for the event include of Kings of Leon and Depeche Mode. Other new acts that have been added include Alt-J, Editors, Twin Shadow, and Of Monsters and Men. This festival will take place from July 12th to July 14th and tickets have already been made available.

The Strokes have confirmed that they have a new album set to be released on March 25th, called Comedown Machine. The Stroke’s record label, Rough Trade Records, confirmed that the new album will be released in March and that it will include a new single called “All the Time”. Last week, The Strokes had a song called “One Way Trigger” on their official website available to be heard. Be sure to check out: http://www.thestrokes.com/us/onewaytrigger, to hear the new song.

Electronic and Dance

It has been said that Daft Punk have left EMI and are now signed to Sony/Columbia for their forthcoming fourth album. Daft Punk are currently in the process of finalizing their contract with Sony/Columbia, for their upcoming album’s release for this spring. Although little else is known about the new album, the duo are definitely set for a new release in 2013.

Dirty South has announced that a new full length studio album will be released on March 5th. Dragan had announced that his new album will be called Speed of Life at an exclusive listening party and this caused a social media buzz. Those that did attend the listening party had only good words for Dragan’s latest material.

Pop and R&B

Miley Cyrus has announced that she has recently signed a deal with RCA Records for her new album. The album is set to be released sometime in 2013 and remains untitled. Cyrus has said that she will be working with Dr. Luke for this follow-up album. This marks her first album release without Disney backing her. Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy and Da Internz, and Tyler, the Creator are other people Cyrus has said to be working with.

Country

Lady Antebellum have debuted their new single “Downtown” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They have also spent some time shooting the video for the new single. “Downtown” has been Lady Antebellum’s highest charting debut to date. The single landed at No. 25 on the Billboard Country Chart.

Music News for January 25, 2013-January 27, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Vampire Weekend have debuted a brand new track titled “Arms”, live. The new song was performed during their show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. This event took place on January 23rd. The song is taken from their forthcoming third album. The new album is set to be released on May 6th in the UK and on May 7th in the US. To listen to the new song, be sure to visit: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/watch-vampire-weekend-perform-a-new-song-arms/.

 

The Strokes have released a new song, titled “One Way Trigger”. To listen to the new song, visit: http://www.thestrokes.com/thankyou. The song is also being offered as a free download on their website (http://www.thestrokes.com/). The Strokes are set to release a new album later this year.

 

A recording of Paul McCartney singing “A World without Love” has been unearthed by Peter Asher. The song was written by McCartney and given to Asher for his duo, Peter and Gordon, in order for them to record it. Until now, there was no confirmation if there was a recording of McCartney performing the song. This song had gone to No. 1 in the UK and the US, after it was released in 1964. The version that was discovered includes Paul McCartney singing and playing the acoustic guitar for the song. Some of these same tapes include a recording of McCartney singing an early version of The Beatles’ “I’ll follow the Sun”.

 

Paramore have recently revealed details of the tracks that will be featured in their upcoming self-titled album. They have already released a trailer for their new album, which can be viewed here:  http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/68178. Paramore’s Hayley Williams has mentioned that electronic music and Alt-J have been an influence for this new album. Paramore will be released on April 8th and their new single “Now” will be out on February 24th in the UK. The track listing for the new album is “Fast in My Car”, “Now”, “Grow Up”, “Daydreaming”, “Interlude: Moving On”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Part II”, “Last Hope”, “Still Into You”, “Anklebiters”, “Interlude: Holiday”, “Proof”, “Hate to See Your Heart Break”, “(One of Those) Crazy Girls”, “Interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore”, “Be Alone”, and “Future”.

 

The Vaccines had headlined The Joiners in Southampton on January 22nd, where they played a one-off not-for-profit show in order to raise money and awareness of the venue. The Vaccines played an hour-long set with a selection of songs from their debut album What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? And from their second album Come of Age. The Joiners has played host to bands such as Oasis, Kings of Leon, The Liberteens, etc., in the past. The set was made because the venue has been facing an uncertain future after a dramatic recent drop in ticket sales. The Vaccines had played songs such as “No Hope”, “Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra)”, “Teenage Icon”, and more at this set. They are now set to embark on a UK arena tour this May, which will include the biggest show they have done so far at London’s O2 Arena on May 2nd.

 

Electronic and Dance

Gold Panda has been working on some new material and it has now been released as the Trust EP. This new EP features microhouse sounds and shows Gold Panda’s progression since his release of Lucky Sinner.  To stream the latest EP from electronic music producer, Gold Panda, visit: http://theneedledrop.com/2013/01/gold-panda-trust-ep/.

 

Swedish House Mafia have announced the full lineup for the highly-anticipated North American part of One Last Tour. The tour includes over a dozen acts that have been booked to open for them. New York will be treated with Pete Tong, AN21, Otto Knows and Armand Van Helden in Madison Square Garden. AN21 and Max Vangeli will be in San Francisco as well. Nero, Alesso, Zedd, Monsta, and more will be at LA’s Masquerade Motel. Swediah House Mafia’s last United States performance will take place at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.

 

Pop and R&B

Adele has confirmed that she will be performing “Skyfall” live at this year’s Academy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles. She had posted on her label’s website (XL Recordings) that it was an honor to be nominated and chosen to sing in front of so many people. Adele is also nominated for the Best Original Song category at the awards. Adele had also picked up a Golden Globe award for “Skyfall”. The Academy Awards will take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Justin Timberlake is set to take the stage during the Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. Timberlake will perform at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night event. This event takes place one day before the big game, on February 2nd. This charity event will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Timberlake has yet to confirm any tour plans to support the release of his next album, The 20/20 Experience.

 

Country

Carrie Underwood has done a duet with Steven Tyler for Aerosmith’s latest album. The song is titled “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” and is now a radio single. Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood have sung together in a mash-up of “Undo It” and “Walk This Way” at the ACM Awards, back in 2011. It was said that the decision to add Underwood’s vocals to the song was last minute, yet they worked well for the song.

Music News for January 18, 2013-January 20, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

The Strokes are to release a new album in 2013. The Stroke’s fifth album will be released later this year and will most likely include their single “All the Time”. News about their new album were received hours after a US radio station claimed it had been sent a brand new Strokes song that was called “All the Time”. The new track was said to have been sent by RCA records.

Phoenix have named their upcoming album Bankrupt! On the band’s website (http://www.wearephoenix.com/), the homepage has a sound clip, thought to be taken from the new album. Phoenix will play Rock am Ring im Park festival in Germany. The performances will take place from July 7th -9th. Other performances in the festival include Green Day, The Killers, and The Prodigy. It has been said that Phoenix are set to release their new album in April after Daniel Glass (head of Phoenix’s record label, Glassnote Records) mentioned the release date.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs had performed a few brand new songs at a show at the Glass House in Pomona, California on January 11th. The band opened up the show with one of these brand new songs and followed it with “Phenomena” and then another new song. All of the new songs that were performed are thought to be taken from their upcoming fourth LP. To check out the complete list of songs performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs at this show, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/yeah-yeah-yeahs/68142.

Black Sabbath have announced that their new album will be called 13 and it is set to be released in June. Black Sabbath have made the album primarily in Los Angeles and it features Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums. They have also revealed that the album will include 15 tracks. Black Sabbath will tour Australia, New Zealand, and play a show at Ozzfest in Japan. To see a list of tour dates, go to: http://www.nme.com/news/black-sabbath/68143.

Palma Violets have announced details of a UK tour that is set to take place in March of 2013. Palma Violets will be touring in support of their debut album 180, which is set for a release date in February. This short tour will begin at the Lemon Grove venue and other tour dates will be in Cambridge, Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Oxford. Palma Violet’s debut album is set for a release date on February 25, through Rough Trade Records. This debut album includes their single “Best of Friends”.  For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/palma-violets/68242.

Electronic and Dance

Zedd has recently done an acoustic performance of his song “Clarity” alongside Foxes and Alvin Risk on the David Letterman Show. Zedd had also released an official music video for his song “Clarity”, which also features Foxes in it. To watch the music video, be sure to visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/01/zedd-releases-official-music-video-for-clarity-2/.

The second annual benefit concert for the Children’s Orthopedic Center in West Hollywood will be headlined by Deadmau5. Last year, this event raised over $150,000 and there is hope that the same will happen in 2013. Deadmau5 is headlining alongside Crookers and Nero, yet there are still more artists to be announced. Tickets for this event are $264. To buy tickets and check for ticket availability, be sure to visit: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004997D3864861?dma_id=324.

Pop and R&B

Katy Perry and Alicia Keys are among a diverse group of musicians lined up for the Inaugural Ball this Monday, as President Obama is officially sworn in for his second term. For the official Inaugural Ball, Keys and Perry will be alongside other artists such as fun., members of the “Glee” cast, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Far East Movement, Soundgarden, Brad Paisley, and more. The Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, which honors America’s armed forces, will have artisits such as Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Marc Anthony. Both of these events will take place on January 21st, after Obama has taken the oath of office.

Country

Luke Bryan has just landed the job of the Academy of Country Music Awards’ co-host. Luke Bryan has also sold out his 21-city Dirt Road Diaries Tour. It has been said that Luke Bryan has added additional tour dates, being that his first-ever headliner tour has already sold out. 35 more shows have been added. The locations for these tour dates include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D. C., Chicago, San Diego, and more. To see a complete list of tour dates, be sure to visit: http://www.countryweekly.com/news/luke-bryan-sells-out-tour-announces-second-leg.

Music News for November 30, 2012-December 2, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

Tame Impala’s album, Lonerism was named number one in NME’s Album of the Year list. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker mentioned that he had spent many months assembling the album in many places around the world, yet he finds it difficult to be happy with his own work. Parker also believes that the album is his best work. To check out NME’s 50 Best Albums of 2012, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=147&p=13018&title=50_best_albums_of_2012&more=1&c=1.

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has announced that the first signing to his new label, Cult Records will be the New York Band, The Virgins. The Virgins’ new album Strike Gently will be following to their self-titled debut. The new album was recorded in New York City at the East Village Recording Center and produced by Johnny T. Yerington. The Strokes have announced that they are working on the follow up to their latest release, Angles. Julian Casablancas mentioned that he does not think the band will go in an entirely different direction with their music, but that the songs will be different.

Electronic and Dance

Deadmau5 played a secret gig in London recently and it was said that he lit up the street with his audio and visual performance. Deadmau5 also played an audio and visual show in Southwark’s Flat Iron Square. The performance was organized by moblie Phone giant Nokia, in promotion for their new Lumina phone. To listen to the EMD producer’s music, check out his latest album release Album Title Goes Here which was released in September 2012.

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has announced that she has written 50 songs for her upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP. Gaga has also mentioned in a tweet that she is not actually sure which songs will make the cut for the new album, yet that she used the same process with her old releases The Fame and The Fame Monster. She still has yet to reveal more details on the upcoming album.

Country

Carrie Underwood will take on the challenge of playing the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. The broadcast is based on the original Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. While a date for the three-hour event has not yet been announced, the broadcast is expected to air during the 2013 holiday season.

Music News for November 25, 2012-November 29, 2012

Rock and Alternative

Coldplay have revealed that they are set out to take a three year break. The band were performing live at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on November 21st. Even though Coldplay have not given details on the new album, they have said that it will be easier to pronounce than their latest release, Mylo Xyloto.

The Maccabees have announced that they will self-produce their new studio album. The band mentioned that they felt ready to take control of recording sessions on their own. The Maccabees will be supporting The Black Keys on their European tour through December. The tour will be finishing up with two shows (December 12 and 13) at London’s O2 Arena.
Electronic and Dance

Skrillex and Ellie Goulding are set to release a collaborative music project in 2013. Despite their recent break-up, they are both still in good terms and will continue to work together on their new project for next year.

Pop and R&B

Rihanna has equalled Madonna’s UK Album Chart record with her new album ‘Unapologetic’ entering at number one. This is her third consecutive UK number one, following her last releases of Talk That Talk and Loud. According to the Official Charts Company, it has sold almost 100,000 copies this week.

Ke$ha has announced that The Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas and drummer, Fabrizio Moretti  will both be featured on her new album Warrior. The pop star’s new album is set to be released on December 3rd. Along with recruiting two member of The Strokes, she mentoined that The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney will be featured on the album. The new album will also feature a collaboration with Iggy Pop. Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti will appear on the song, ‘Only Wanna Dance With You”.

Country

Lady Antebellum have been wrapping their Christmas album, On this Winter’s Night. They had mentioned that they recorded it last year in July. The album is out and available in stores today, just in time for the season.