Indie rock band gods Grandaddy will reunite for a string of reunion shows this year.
The California band has kept their promise to reunite for a few shows after the announcement of their headline slot at Dorset's End of the Road Festival a couple months ago.
So far, the only American date is at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival, but if the recent resurgence of bands reuniting (see Black Sabbath and At The Drive-In) is any sign expect more dates soon.
The band broke up in 2006 after four studio albums. At the time, singer, guitarist, and keyboardist Jason Lytle cited the break-up to lack of financial income. "It was inevitable," he told NME. […] Read more »
The big surprise at this weekend's Coachella was the "raising of the dead" of 2Pac that occurred during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's set. Now there is talk that the 2Pac "hologram" may go on tour.
The Wall Street Journal reports that "representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The tour would be similar to the Coachella performance, and may also include artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa, who all guested with Dre and Snoop at Coachella.[…] Read more »
Rihanna is eyeing rising rapper A$AP Rocky.
According to numerous tabloid reports, the "We Found Love" singer flirted with the 23-year-old rapper at Coachella this past weekend.
A source told The Sun, "Rihanna took a real shine to A$AP. She couldn't take her eyes off him. She hung around after his set to chat to him and seemed to be a big fan. They were getting stuck into champagne with mates before moving on to rum -- they even asked a lackey to get ginger beer as a mixer for it. Rihanna asked A$AP about his gold teeth, joking that she'd love to get the same thing done."[…] Read more »
Azealia Banks' expected 1991 EP won't drop today as planned.
Banks tweeted the issue last night. "For all you asking "1991" is getting delayed. AGAIN. :( #newartistproblems." She later added, "I just switched management.. Literally like three days ago, and have a whole new set of resources to take advantage of."
From the sound of it, the move is for the best. She continued, "We're gonna vamp this up and make it official.. No more ghetto mixes and closet recordings.. I have a budget now!"
The well-traveled Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band have added a new North American leg to their Wrecking Ball tour, in support of the band's latest album.
The added dates include a three-night hometown closer at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The band recently lost saxophonist Clarence Clemons from a stroke. To fill in the loss of the "Big Man," the band has a five-piece horn section with two sax players taking turns playing Clarence's parts.
Check out the band's full Wrecking Ball tour below.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
04-17 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena 04-24 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion 04-26-27 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 04-29 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 05-02 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center 05-13 Seville, ES - Estadio O[…] Read more »
Following the announcement of their new album, Valtari, Sigur Ros will set out on their first tour since 2008.
The Icelandic band's new album will be released May 28. As they've mentioned before, they have grand plans for the tour. "It's going to be totally new. It's going to be a nightmare... for us to organize."
See the full tour schedule below.
07-30 Philadelphia, PA - The Mann (Skyline Stage) 07-31 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park 08-01 Toronto, ON - Echo Beach 08-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival 08-04-05 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 08-08 Seattle, WA - Paramount 08-09 Portland, OR - Edgefield 08-12 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery 08-18-19 Tokyo, JP - Summer Sonic Festival 08-24 Paris, FR - Rock En Seine Festiv[…] Read more »
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