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Friday
Sep302016

Mick Jagger Asks Fans What They Want The Rolling Stones to Play at Desert Trip Festival

Credit: Simon CrossWith The Rolling Stones preparing for their upcoming performances at the Desert Trip classic-rock festival this coming month, Mick Jagger has reached out to fans for suggestions on what the band might play at the shows.

Jagger has posted a video on his Facebook page and Twitter feed that shows him strumming an acoustic guitar while commenting, "So, I was just thinking about the set list for the Desert Trip show, and what do you want to hear?...Let me know."

Jagger also has posted a couple of photos apparently from The Stones rehearsal space. One pic shows a rack of guitars and features the caption, "Rehearsing something new." The other photo shows a set of harmonicas and has an accompanying note that reads, "Watch this space #playingtheblues."

As previously reported, The Rolling Stones will team up with Bob Dylan to perform at the Desert Trip fest on October 7 and October 14. The event also will feature Paul McCartney and Neil Young performing on October 8 and 15, and The Who and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters on October 9 and 16. The festival will be held at the Empire Polo Grounds, in Indio, California, which also is the site of the popular Coachella festival.

The Rolling Stones' upcoming tour itinerary also includes a pair of performances at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in October 19 and 22.

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Friday
Sep302016

Mary J. Blige on a Mission to Get More People to Vote

ABC/ Lou RoccoMary J. Blige wants you to take three minutes out of your time to vote this election season.  

The celebrated singer is collaborating with media company attn: and their 3 Minutes video campaign to encourage voter registration, reports Entertainment Tonight.  

"I grew up in a housing project. We were constantly fighting for our lives to survive. I was not excited to vote, but when I realized that I had a voice, I spoke," says Blige in a video streaming exclusively onET

"Voting is important because who I select as president is going to affect me. It only takes three minutes to register to vote. What do you have three minutes for?" she asks viewers. 

The vocalist got mixed reactions for serenading Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" for her upcoming show The 411 with Mary J. Blige

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Friday
Sep302016

Evanescence's Amy Lee Shares Dreamy "If You're a Star" Video 

Robin Marchant/Getty ImagesAmy Lee has released the video for her song "If You're a Star," which appears on the Evanescence frontwoman's new children's album, Dream Too Much. You can watch the visual -- which is full of animated, picture book-style stars, sheep and trees -- now via EW.com.

"The video is meant to illustrate that we're never alone, that we’re not so different, all across the world," Lee tells Entertainment Weekly. "All you have to do is look up to remember that we are all under the same very big sky, maybe even wishing on the same star."

Dream Too Much is available now via Amazon.

Meanwhile, Lee will join up again with Evanescence for a tour this fall, which begins October 28 in Dallas.

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Friday
Sep302016

Solange Releases New Album, "A Seat at the Table"

Carlota GuerreroSolange fans go into the weekend with a real treat -- the artist on Friday released her new album, A Seat at the Table. The project marks the first studio release from the artist since her 2012 EP, True.  

A Seat at the Table features twenty-one tracks and an array of guest vocalists, including Kelly RowlandLil WayneThe DreamKelelaSamphaQ-TipNia Andrews, and BJ The Chicago Kid.  

"'True' was meant 2 provoke joy & to challenge what we know as Pop #Aseatatthetable is meant to provoke healing & journey of self empowerment," Solange tweeted to one fan who asked about the difference between her 2012 EP and A Seat at the Table.

A Seat at the Table is available now to stream and download. Here's the track list: 

"Rise"
"Weary" 
"Interlude: The Glory Is in You" 
"Cranes in the Sky" 
"Interlude: Dad Was Mad" 
"Mad" (featuring Lil Wayne) 
"Don't You Wait" 
"Interlude: Tina Taught Me" 
"Don't Touch My Hair" (featuring Sampha) 
"Interlude: This Moment" 
"Where Do We Go" 
"Interlude: For Us By Us" 
"F.U.B.U." (featuring The Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid) 
"Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)" [featuring Q-Tip] 
"Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It" (featuring Kelly Rowland, Nia Andrews) 
"Junie" 
"Interlude: No Limits" 
"Don't Wish Me Well" 
"Interlude: Pedestals" 
"Scales" (featuring Kelela) 
"Closing: The Chosen Ones" 

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Friday
Sep302016

Tory Lanez Featured on Cashmere Cat's "Trust Nobody" Single

Photo Courtesy of Interscope RecordsTory Lanez has gone from "LUV" to trusting no one on electronic producer Cashmere Cat's latest single, "Trust Nobody," now available to listen to, stream and download. 

The track also features vocals by Selena Gomez and is the second single released from Cashmere's forthcoming debut album, Wild Love.  

"Trust Nobody" marks yet another collaboration between Cashmere and Lanez, as the former produced Lanez's single "LUV" with Benny Blanco.  

The track climbed to number five on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in September.  

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Friday
Sep302016

LL Cool J & The Weeknd Are Now Part Owners of the UFC

Michael Desmond/CBSIt appears that LL Cool J is taking "Mama Said Knock You Out" to the UFC -- as a partial owner of the league, that is.  

A slew of musical artists, athletes and actors are among the the American mixed martial arts company's newest owners.  

Besides LL, the group included The WeekndVenus and Serena WilliamsTyler Perry, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, actor Ben Affleck and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.   

"Expanding our ownership group to include this caliber of talent and entrepreneurs is a strong indicator of UFC's fast-growing global presence," said President Dana White in a statement.  

"Our new investors bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to help us continue to elevate this brand and capitalize on its entertainment and sports crossover appeal," White added.  

UFC is the biggest pay-per-view event provider in the world, with annual events that reach more than 156 countries and over 1.1 billion TV households globally.  

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Friday
Sep302016

Zara Larsson Dances Through an Empty Mansion in “Ain’t My Fault” Video

Dennis LeupoldZara Larsson dances and struts her way around an empty mansion in the video for her sexy new single, “Ain’t My Fault.”

Dressed in an oversized white sweatshirt and thigh-high silver boots, the Swedish singer takes the place by storm with her group of girlfriends as she sings about an irresistible man.

“It ain't my fault you keep turning me on/It ain't my fault you got, got me so gone/It ain't my fault I'm not leavin' alone/It ain't my fault you keep turning me on,” she sings confidently over a thumping beat.

“Ain’t My Fault” will appear on Zara’s debut U.S. album, which is set to arrive later this year.

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Friday
Sep302016

Kelly Clarkson Going on a Book Tour to Celebrate Release of Children’s Book

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteKelly Clarkson is trading concert tours for book tours. At least for now, anyway. The singer will be embarking on a book tour to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, which comes out October 4.

In a Facebook Live post Friday, Kelly confirms she’ll be doing book appearances in Texas, New York and Chicago. She’ll also be doing one in her current hometown of Nashville on October 9 where she’ll participate in a special afternoon story time at Parnassus Books. She’ll read from the book and sign some copies.

Kelly also announced that she’ll be releasing a River Rose doll to go along with the book. When you press the doll’s hand, Kelly’s lullaby plays. You can pre-order the book and hear the lullaby she recorded on RiverRose.com.

Plus, she revealed the latest content on her website, KellyClarksonLive.com. She added a live cover of “Bang Bang” and a video from her Boston Pops performance.

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Friday
Sep302016

The Weeknd Named Puma Creative Collaborator and Ambassador

Nabil ElderkinHis newest album, Starboy, is set for a November release, he's released two new tracks from the album -- "Starboy" and "False Alarm" -- and now The Weeknd is Puma's new ambassador and creative collaborator, sharing the news with fans on Twitter.

"[E]xcited to announce my partnership w/ @puma  #RunTheStreets also excited to release my Puma XO shoe and clothing line in 2017," he wrote

The Grammy winner will help design sneakers and clothing for the global athletic brand's Run the Streets campaign. Weeknd's Puma collection will debut in November. 

Puma's Run the Streets campaign "speaks to true individuals who own their looks and the moment" -- just like The Weeknd.  

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Friday
Sep302016

Say “I Do” to Elle King’s Ministry Tour

ABC/Ida Mae AstutePlanning to get hitched? Why not do it at an Elle King show? The singer will be officiating weddings during each live show on her newly-announced Ministry Tour.

In an Instagram post, King -- who's getting married next year herself -- writes that she wants to "celebrate love in our country." She invites fans looking to get married or renew their vows to sign up online. One lucky couple will be chosen each night and invited on stage for the ceremony. And yes, she really is an ordained minister.

The tour kicks off on October 21 in Salt Lake City and hits major cities including Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and Philadelphia. Elle will wrap things up in New York City on November 22.

Here are the dates:

10/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
10/22 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
10/24 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
10/25 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
10/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/29 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
10/30 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit
11/3 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
11/4 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live!
11/5 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theater
11/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
11/8 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
11/10 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues  
11/11 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution Live
11/12 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live
11/14 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
11/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/18 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/19 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/21 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
11/22 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre

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Friday
Sep302016

Adam Levine, Calvin Harris, The Weeknd Are Now Part Owners of UFC

ABC/Craig SjodinAdam Levine, Calvin Harris and The Weeknd are probably more lovers than fighters, but all three artists have now become part-owners of UFC, the leading mixed martial arts organization.  That's the league, for example, that Ronda Rousey fights for.

In addition to those artists, the list of new co-owners also includes Ben Affleck, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, LL Cool J, Serena and Venus Williams, Tom Brady, Tyler Perry, and Anthony Kiedis and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers.  

In a statement, UFC president Dana White said their "new investors bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to help us continue to elevate this brand and capitalize on its entertainment and sports crossover appeal.”

UFC is the biggest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, with annual events that reach more than 156 countries and over 1.1 billion TV households globally.

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Friday
Sep302016

8 Million Copies Later, George's "Strait Out of the Box" Gets a Sequel

MCA Nashville Strait out of the Box was a huge hit, selling more than eight million copies since it came out in 1995 -- and now it’s getting a sequel.

George Strait will release a new three-disc, 56-track collection November 18 exclusively at Walmart, appropriately titled Strait out of the Box:  Part 2. The new set picks up where the previous one left off, gathering 36 hit singles, including 26 number ones, two new songs, and 18 album cuts King George picked himself.

His latest single “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” is one of the new tunes. You can pre-order Strait out of the Box:  Part 2 now.

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Friday
Sep302016

Tedeschi Trucks Band NYC Residency to Feature Dave Mason, Jorma Kaukonen

Credit: Tab WintersTedeschi Trucks Band's sixth annual residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre gets underway tonight, and the six-show run will include guest performances from two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers -- Traffic's Dave Mason and Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen. Mason will appear at this Tuesday's concert, while Kaukonen's performance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, which is led by ex-Allman Brothers Band slide-guitar whiz Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, will be joined by Indigo Girls singer Amy Ray at tonight's gig. The 12-piece collective will play two sets without an opener at the other three Beacon performances -- this Saturday, October 1; Friday, October 7; and Saturday, October 8.

Meanwhile, the group has a wide variety of other U.S. shows on their U.S. tour itinerary, which is mapped out all the way through a March 2-4, 2017, engagement at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Kaukonen also is scheduled to open for the group on December 1 at Boston's Orpheum Theater, while Ray will support the band the following night at the same venue. Various other artists also are scheduled to open for Tedeschi Trucks at select shows, including Leon Russell, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Jack Pearson and the late Levon Helm's daughter Amy and her group, The Handsome Strangers.

Here is Tedeschi Trucks Band full list of forthcoming U.S. tour dates along with the various support acts that will be performing:

9/30 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Amy Ray
10/1 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/4 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Dave Mason
10/5 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Jorma Kaukonen
10/7 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/8 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/30 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino
11/11 -- Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/12 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/13 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/15 -- Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/17 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Embassy Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/18 -- Akron, OH, Akron Civic Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
12/1 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre -- with Jorma Kaukonen
12/2 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre -- with Amy Ray
12/3 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
1/13 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre -- with Leon Russell
1/14 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Vinoy Park - Sunshine Music Festival
1/15 -- Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Sunshine Music Festival
1/26 -- Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre -- with Jack Pearson
1/28 -- Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre -- with Jack Pearson
1/29 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre -- with Leon Russell
3/2 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium -- with Leon Russell
3/3 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/4 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

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Friday
Sep302016

Dave Mason, Jorma Kaukonen to Open for Tedeschi Trucks Band Next Week During Group's NYC Residency

Chris Jensen; Scotty HallTwo Rock and Roll Hall of Famers -- Traffic's Dave Mason and Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen -- will be opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band this coming week during the group's six-night run at New York City's Beacon Theatre, which kicks off tonight. Mason will appear this Tuesday, while Kaukonen's performance is scheduled for Wednesday.

This marks the sixth annual Beacon residency for Tedeschi Trucks Band, a 12-piece outfit led by ex-Allman Brothers Band slide-guitar whiz Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi. Indigo Girls singer Amy Ray will be the support act at tonight's concert, while Tedeschi Trucks will play two sets without an opener at the other three Beacon performances -- this Saturday, October 1; Friday, October 7; and Saturday, October 8.

Tedeschi Trucks Band has a variety of U.S. shows on their U.S. tour itinerary, which is mapped out all the way through a March 2-4, 2017, engagement at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Kaukonen also is scheduled to open for the group on December 1 at Boston's Orpheum Theater, while Ray will support the band the following night at the same venue. Various other artists also are scheduled to open for Tedeschi Trucks at select shows, including Leon Russell, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Jack Pearson and the late Levon Helm's daughter Amy and her group, The Handsome Strangers.

Here is Tedeschi Trucks Band full list of forthcoming U.S. tour dates along with the various support acts that will be performing:

9/30 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Amy Ray
10/1 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/4 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Dave Mason
10/5 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Jorma Kaukonen
10/7 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/8 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/30 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino
11/11 -- Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/12 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/13 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/15 -- Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/17 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Embassy Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/18 -- Akron, OH, Akron Civic Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
12/1 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre -- with Jorma Kaukonen
12/2 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre -- with Amy Ray
12/3 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
1/13 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre -- with Leon Russell
1/14 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Vinoy Park - Sunshine Music Festival
1/15 -- Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Sunshine Music Festival
1/26 -- Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre -- with Jack Pearson
1/28 -- Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre -- with Jack Pearson
1/29 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre -- with Leon Russell
3/2 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium -- with Leon Russell
3/3 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/4 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

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Friday
Sep302016

DNCE Drops Funky New Single; Album Available for Preorder

Republic RecordsAs promised, DNCE's new single, "Body Moves" arrived Friday.

The audio for the stomping dance number is streaming now on YouTube.

And along with the track's release, DNCE announced that the Joe Jonas-fronted group's debut full-length album is now available for preorder.

The self-titled album includes three of the four songs that appeared last year on the group's SWAAY EP -- "Toothbrush," "Pay My Rent" and of course the unstoppable hit "Cake by the Ocean."  It'll be released November 18.

Here's the track list for DNCE:

"DNCE"
"Body Moves"
"Cake by the Ocean"
"Doctor You"
"Toothbrush"
"Blown" (featuring Kent Jones)
"Good Day"
"Almost"
"Naked"
"Truthfully"
"Be Mean"
"Zoom"
"Pay My Rent"
"Unsweet"

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Friday
Sep302016

"The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album" OST Arrives Friday

Photo Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsThe soundtrack to the highly-anticipated film The Birth of a Nation is out today

The album features sixteen tracks from a variety of heavy-hitting artists, including Nas2 Chainz,Gucci Mane, Lil WayneWaleAnthony HamiltonNe-Yo and K. Michelle.   

The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album was produced by actor Nate Parker, who also wrote, directed and stars in the 2016 movie, which opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, October 7.  

"By curating a group of the best contemporary artists to sonically express their feelings of the film the hope was fans would recognize the connection and be curious to know more," said Parker about the soundtrack and Nat Turner's legacy, which is the film's focus. 

Here's the track list for The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album:   

“Go Tell 'Em” -- Vic Mensa
“Black Moses” -- Meek Mill, Pusha T featuring Priscilla Renea
“Whip & A Chain” -- 2 Chainz
“Oh Lord” -- Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne
“On My Own” -- Lecrae and Leon Bridges
“Raise Hell” -- Sir The Baptist featuring Killer Mike and ChuchPeople
“Bloodline” -- Georgia Ku
“Stand” -- Trey Songz
“Queen” -- Ne-Yo
“Live Forever” -- Wale and Anthony Hamilton
“The Icarus” -- KAMAU
“Sins of Our Fathers” -- The Game and Marsha Ambrosius
“Firebird” -- Marko Penn and Janine
“Forward” -- K. Michelle
“War” -- Nas featuring Raye
“Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray” -- Wiley College Choir 

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Friday
Sep302016

Say “I Do” to Elle King’s Ministry Tour

ABC/Ida Mae AstutePlanning to get hitched? Why not do it at an Elle King show? The singer will be officiating weddings during each live show on her newly-announced Ministry Tour.

In an Instagram post, Elle -- who's getting married next year herself -- writes that she wants to “celebrate love in our country.” She invites fans looking to get married or renew their vows to sign up online. One lucky couple will be chosen each night and invited on stage for the ceremony. And yes, she really is an ordained minister.

The tour kicks off on October 21 in Salt Lake City and hits major cities including Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and Philadelphia. Elle will wrap things up in New York City on November 22.

Here are the dates:

10/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
10/22 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
10/24 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
10/25 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
10/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/29 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
10/30 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit
11/3 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
11/4 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live!
11/5 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theater
11/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
11/8 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
11/10 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues  
11/11 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution Live
11/12 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live
11/14 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
11/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/18 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/19 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/21 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
11/22 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre

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Friday
Sep302016

Swedes Unite! Members of Miike Snow, Lykke Li Form New Band, LIV 

ABC/Randy HolmesA whole bunch of Swedish musicians have come together to form a new band. The group is called LIV, and features Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Lykke Li, Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, and producer Jeff Bhasker.

As an introduction, LIV has released their debut single "Wings of Love," which you can listen to now on YouTube.

Meanwhile, Miike Snow is currently on tour in support of their new album, iii. Lykke Li's latest effort was 2014's I Never Learn.

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Friday
Sep302016

The 1975 Hints at New Music for Next Year

Credit: Vijat Mohindra2016 has been a big year for The 1975.  The English band earned a number-one album on the Billboard 200 with their elaborately titled sophomore effort I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. If frontman Matt Healy is to be believed, 2017 might be even bigger.

"New The 1975 - 2017," Healy writes on Twitter.

That's a much more encouraging way of teasing new material than what The 1975 has done previously -- leading up to the announcement  of I like it when you sleep, the band posted cryptic messages hinting that they were breaking up before deleting their social media presence altogether. Of course, a day later The 1975 came back online.

The 1975 will embark on a massive fall tour in support of I like it when you sleep starting this weekend with their appearance at the Meadows festival in Queens, New York.

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Friday
Sep302016

Alter Bridge Explores "The Other Side" on New Track 

Credit: Carlos AmoedoAlter Bridge has released a new song called "The Other Side." You can listen to the grungy track, which has a bit of an Alice in Chains feel to it, now via YouTube.

"The Other Side" appears on Alter Bridge's forthcoming album, The Last Hero, which will be released October 7. The album also includes the lead single "Show Me a Leader."

Alter Bridge is currently on tour in support of The Last Hero.

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