Imagine Dragons announce massive tour, drop new song

Following days of warning fans that some major news would be heading their way by the end of the week, Imagine Dragons have kept their promise. On Wednesday (Feb. 21), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed a brand new song titled “Next to Me.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the Grammy-nominated band debuted the brand new song which was produced by Alex Da Kid.

According to frontman Dan Reynolds, the new song is about a person experiencing unconditional love despite their flaws and that writing a love song was unusual for the singer.

“I don’t typically write love songs,” he explains to the host. “It was different, but it was fun and it stretched me…it’s about my frailties within romance.” Listen to “Next to Me” above.

In addition to the release of the new single, the group also announced a massive tour that will find them performing at a slew of North American venues throughout the summer months. The Evolve tour will kick off on June 5 at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut and wrap up a little over two months later on Aug. 10 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. After several months away from the road, the group will head to the Toyota Stadium in Dallas on Oct. 20.

America’s Got Talent season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal will support the band throughout the North American excursion.

General ticket sales for the shows will go on sale beginning Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can register now for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale. As long as fans register before next Tuesday, Feb. 27, they can qualify for the chance to get first dibs on tickets for the shows.

The Evolve tour will be in support of the group’s recently released album, Evolve.

Imagine Dragons’ summer was already shaping up to be a busy one. Earlier this year, HBO Documentary Films announced a partnership with Reynolds and Live Nation Productions for the frontman’s documentary, Believer.

The film follows Reynolds as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon church treats its LGBTQ members. The documentary premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and received a standing ovation from the attendees at its first screening. No date has been given as to when the film will air on HBO.

For now, the full Evolve tour itinerary can be seen below.

IMAGINE DRAGONS’ EVOLVE TOUR DATES:

June 5 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
June 6 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
June 8 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 9 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 11 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
June 13 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 16 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
June 17 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
June 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 21 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
June 24 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
June 26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest*
June 29 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 30 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion*
July 2 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 5 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 7 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
July 8 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
July 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 11 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 16 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
July 26 – Bozeman, MT – Bobcat Stadium
July 30 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena^
Aug. 1 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center^
Aug. 2 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 5 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Aug. 7 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
Aug. 9 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Stadium*+

*Additional date not part of the Evolve Tour
+Grace VanderWaal not supporting
^on sale beginning Friday, March 9

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A Perfect Circle confirm ‘Eat the Elephant’ release with new song

Months after surprising fans with their first song in over a decade, A Perfect Circle have confirmed the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album. On Monday (Feb. 5), the California-founded band formally announced the title of their new album on social media. The album, the band’s first in 14 years, will be titled Eat the Elephant and is set to be released on April 20 through the band’s new home of BMG.

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus, I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose,” singer Maynard James Keenan said in a press release.

“The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

In addition to unveiling the title and release date for the highly anticipated new record, the band also unleashed another new song from it. Listen to Eat the Elephant‘s third single, “TalkTalk” above.

“TalkTalk” will join previous singles “The Doomed” and “Disillusioned” on Eat the Elephant. Back in October of 2017, A Perfect Circle surprised fans with the release of “The Doomed” while “Disillusioned” was unleashed at the beginning of January just in time to usher in the new year.

Pre-orders for Eat the Elephant are currently available on the band’s website. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of all three singles.

In support of Eat the Elephant‘s release, A Perfect Circle previously announced a massive tour that will find them traveling all over the world during the spring and summer months. A Perfect Circle’s lengthy tour schedule will kick off on April 14 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tuscon, Arizona and wrap up on July 1 with ab appearance at Rock the Castle in Verona, Italy.

The lengthy excursion will not only feature several headlining shows of their own, but also a handful of music festivals including Coachella, Germany’s Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park, the Download Festival in Madrid and the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s tour itinerary for the spring and summertime can be seen here while the complete track listing for Eat the Elephant can be seen below.

EAT THE ELEPHANT TRACK LISTING:

1. “Eat the Elephant”
2. “Disillusioned”
3. “The Contrarian”
4. “The Doomed”
5. “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”
6. “TalkTalk”
7. “By and Down the River”
8. “Delicious”
9. “DLB”
10. “Hourglass”
11. “Feathers”
12. “Get the Lead Out”

Thirty Seconds to Mars unleash new song

When Thirty Seconds to Mars confirmed that they would release new music soon, fans should have expected that it would take some time. On Thursday (Jan. 25), the California-founded band finally unleashed another new song from their much-anticipated, and still untitled, fifth studio album. Taking to social media earlier this week, the trio warned the Echelon (their fan club) that they would finally unleash a new track before the week concluded.

As promised, the band unveiled their new single, “Dangerous Night.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program, frontman Jared Leto premiered the new song while also revealing in the interview that the song was record a mere four days before. Also noted by the band, the song was written by both Jared and Shannon Leto and was recorded at the International Centre for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound in Los Angeles.

Listen to “Dangerous Night” above.

“Dangerous Night” will join “Walk on Water” on Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new record. While the band has not confirmed the name of the new record, posts on social media are claiming that the album will be titled America. If the record does in fact end up being titled America, it would not come as much of a surprise to fans.

Last year, Thirty Seconds to Mars made it their mission to collect as many photographs and videos to capture a day in the life of an American on the Fourth of July. Eventually, a lot of those submitted videos and photographs were featured in the group’s music video for “Walk on Water.”  As per the band, the rest of the videos and photographs will be featured in the group’s upcoming documentary, “A Day in the Life of America.”

The new record will be the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams.

Listen: Franz Ferdinand drop ‘Lazy Boy’

With a few short weeks until the release of their fifth studio album, Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand have returned to treat fans to another new song from the impending record. On Thursday (Jan. 25), the Scottish band unleashed the audio for their latest single, “Lazy Boy.” Listen to the almost three-minute track above.

“Lazy Boy” will join previously released tracks “Feel the Love Go” and lead single/title track “Always Ascending” on the band’s upcoming new album. Always Ascending is set to be released on Feb. 9 through the group’s longtime home of Domino Records. Pre-orders for Always Ascending are currently available on the band’s website here.

Always Ascending will mark the band’s first record without founding guitarist, Nick McCarthy. McCarthy left the band back in July of 2016 to focus on his family and other musical projects. In 2017, before announcing their fifth studio album, the group confirmed the addition of Dino Bardot on guitar and Julian Corrie on keyboards, synth, and guitar.

In support of Always Ascending’s release, the newly revamped band will hit the road in the spring for their North American tour. Franz Ferdinand’s upcoming North American trek will kick off on April 8, 2018 at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up over a month later on May 17 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. The complete tour itinerary can be seen here while tickets are currently available on the band’s website.

Bleachers drop a ‘Not So Typical Love Song’

Bleachers fans were just given some good news when the band surprised them with a brand new song. On Wednesday (Jan. 16), the Jack Antonoff-led act unleashed a new tune titled “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song).” The song, which can be streamed above, is featured on the upcoming Love, Simon movie soundtrack.

The movie soundtrack will feature tracks from The 1975, Whitney Houston, the Jackson 5, Troye Sivan, and of course several songs from Bleachers’ own discography. As if having several of his own songs on the album wasn’t enough, Antonoff is also the executive producer of the soundtrack.

Love, Simon tells the story of a gay teenager who falls for an anonymous classmate he meets online, but there’s one catch; he hasn’t come out yet. The movie will star Everything, Everything actor Nick Robinson. The Greg Berlanti-directed film is based on the young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Love, Simon is set to be released on March 16. Watch the trailer for Love, Simon here.

Last year, Bleachers released their sophomore album, Gone Now. The record was met with a mixed reactions from critics, but did go on to earn the number 44 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also landed at the number six spot on the Top Alternative Albums chart and the number nine spot on the Top Rock Albums chart.

For now, the complete track listing for the Love, Simon soundtrack can be seen below.

LOVE, SIMON SOUNDTRACK LISTING:

1. Bleachers – “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”
2. Bleachers – “Rollercoaster”
3. Jack Antonoff and MØ – “Never Fall in Love”
4. Troye Sivan – “Strawberries & Cigarettes”
5. Amy Shark – “Sink In”
6. Khalid and Normani – “Love Lies”
7. Brenton Wood – “The Oogum Boogum Song”
8. The 1975 – “Love Me”
9. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”
10. Jackson 5 – “Someday at Christmas”
11. Haerts – “Wings”
12. Bleachers – “Keeping a Secret”
13. Bleachers – “Wild Heart”

Jack White confirms new album with two new songs

Update — Jan. 12, 12:39 p.m. ET

Jack White has now confirmed the release date for his upcoming new album, Boarding House Reach. The record, White’s third studio album will have a release date of March 23.

According to press release from Third Man Records, the new album is White’s “most ambitious work thus far” which will come as no surprise to anyone who is a fan of White’s.

In addition to the release date, the official track listing has also been unveiled. Check out the full track listing for Boarding House Reach below.

Boarding House Reach Track Listing:

1. “Connected By Love”

2. “Why Walk a Dog?”

3. Corporation

4. “Abulia and Akrasia”

5. “Hypermisophoniac”

6. “Ice Station Zebra”

7. “Over and Over and Over”

8. “Everything You’ve Ever Learned”

9. “Respect Commander”

10. “Ezmerelda Steals the Show”

11. “Get in the Mind Shaft”

12. “What’s Done is Done”

13. “Humoresque”


Original— Jan. 10, 2:08 p.m. ET

Over the past week, Jack White’s name has become a headline staple with a handful of summertime music festivals confirming his appearance. After months of speculations and a cryptic teaser later, the singer has confirmed the release of this much-anticipated new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 10), White announced the release of his third, solo album, Boarding House Reach, by releasing two songs from it.

The first song, and lead single, “Connected By Love” was given an official music video for the occasion. The five-minute, Pasqual Gutierrez-directed clip can be seen above. The second song White unveiled is titled “Respect Commander” and can be streamed here.

In December, White posted a four-minute teaser clip titled “Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach.” Shortly after the mix debuted, fans began to speculate that the songs featured in the clip would be included on the new album. Theories were also popping around that the new album would be titled “Boarding House Reach” which proved to be true.

In addition to the two new songs and new album confirmation, White has also announced that he will be releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl featuring both “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander.” The 7-inch will only be available this Saturday, Jan. 13, at Third Man Records’ stores in Nashville and Detroit.

Boarding House Reach is the follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto. In support of the new album, White has already been confirmed to headline several music festivals including Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball. While there has been no official release date given, Boarding House Reach will be released through White’s Third Man Records and Columbia Records.

A Perfect Circle welcomes the new year with new song

This past weekend, A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan teased fans on social media by telling them to have their “headphones ready Tuesday morning” because there could be a possibility of a “New Year’s treat.” On Tuesday (Jan. 2), as promised, the California-founded supergroup unleashed a brand new song titled “Disillusioned.” Listen to the new, almost-six-minute song above.

“Disillusioned” will join previously released single “The Doomed” on A Perfect Circle’s much-anticipated fourth album. Back in October of 2017, the five-piece officially unveiled “The Doomed”; their first new song in almost four years. Shortly after unveiling the audio for the new song, the band returned with its black-and-white video.

The upcoming new album, which has yet to formally get a release date or a title, will be the group’s first new record in 14 years. Even though the record has yet to be given an official release date, speculations have begun that the album will see a tentative release time frame of the second quarter of 2018. A Perfect Circle’s last studio album was 2004’s eMOTIVe.

In support of the still-not-titled new album, the group will hit the road beginning this spring. The upcoming tour engagements will kick off with the band’s appearance at the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s complete tour itinerary, which includes a slew of music festival appearances, can be found below.

A PERFECT CIRCLE 2018 TOUR DATES:

April 14 – Tuscon, AZ – Veterans Memorial Stadium
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
April 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 18 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University Events Center
April 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Music Festival
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
May 16 – Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 22 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 25 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 26 – Dallas, TX – BFD at Starplex Pavilion
June 01 – Nürburgring, DE – Rock Am Ring
June 02 – Nuremberg, DE – Rock Im Park
June 05 – Stockholm, SE – Fryshuset
June 06 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
June 08 – Aarhus, DK – Northridge Festival
June 09 – Helsinki, FL – Sideways Festival
June 12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
June 13 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 14 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 17 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle
June 20 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
June 23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU – Rockhal
June 24 – Dessel, BE – Graspop
June 26 – Paris, FR – Olympia
June 28 – Madrid, ES – Download Festival Madrid
June 29 – Barcelona, ES – Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 01 – Verona, IT – Rock the Castle

Panic! at the Disco celebrate the holidays with new song

With a handful of days left before Christmas officially arrives, Panic! at the Disco is giving their loyal fan base an early gift. On Wednesday (Dec. 20), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed a brand new, standalone Christmas jam named “Feels Like Christmas.” The barely three-minute-long song takes cues from a lot of Christmas tunes which at this point in the holiday season we either completely love or hate it to the point that our radio may be finding its way out the window. Listen to “Feels Like Christmas” above.

In a post on Instagram, the frontman Brendon Urie wrote a letter to fans, thanking them for all the support and love they have continuously showed the group throughout 2017.

“Thank you all for making this year my favorite so far,” begins the singer’s Instagram post. “Through the hard times and the beautiful moments, I’m glad we’re always there to lift each other up. I’m so excited for the new year and what’s to come. So to end this year right, here’s a little holiday jam I wrote for you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.”

“Feels Like Christmas” is a standalone, holiday single/gift to fans and will not be featured on any upcoming Panic! at the Disco album. A free download of the new tune can be found on Fueled By Ramen’s website here.

Last week, Panic! at the Disco released All My Friends We’re Glorious; their second live album (their first was 2008’s …Live in Chicago). The 21-track album was recorded during the band’s “Death of a Bachelor” tour which found the group touring North American from February of 2017 to April of 2017.

Listen to Walk the Moon’s mellow new tune ‘Kamikaze’

With a couple of days left before the release of their new studio album, Walk the Moon has released yet another new song from it. On Monday (Nov. 6), the Ohio-founded band unleashed another new song from their upcoming third studio album, What If Nothing. The new song is titled “Kamikaze” and can be streamed above.

“Kamikaze” will join previously released songs “Surrender,” “Headphone,” and lead single “One Foot” on Walk the Moon’s upcoming release What If Nothing. What If Nothing is set to be released this Friday, Nov. 10 through RCA Records.  Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website here. Those who pre-order the new album ahead of its release will receive instant downloads of all four previously released songs.

What If Nothing is the follow-up to the group’s breakthrough sophomore album, 2014’s Talking is Hard.

 

In support of What If Nothing‘s release, Walk the Moon announced a massive tour that will begin at the end of 2017 and got into early 2018. The “Press Restart” tour will kick off on Nov. 19 at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina and wrap up over fourth months later on Feb. 24 at the Palace Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The complete itinerary for the “Press Restart’ tour can be seen below.

PRESS RESTART TOUR DATES:

2017

Nov. 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Nov. 20 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Nov. 21 – Richmond, VA – The National
Dec. 6 – Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater

2018

Jan. 12 – Washington, DC – Anthem
Jan. 13 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan. 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Jan. 16 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Jan. 17 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Jan. 20 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
Jan. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Jan. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Jan. 24 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Jan. 26 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Jan. 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian at Old National Centre
Jan. 28 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman
Jan. 30 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
Feb. 1 – Austin, TX – Moody Theater
Feb. 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 3 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Feb. 8 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Feb. 10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Feb. 12 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Feb. 13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Feb. 15 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb. 16 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Feb. 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Feb. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Feb. 20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb. 23 – Madison, WI – Orpheum
Feb. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre

Listen: Asking Alexandria drops ‘Where Did it Go?’

After telling fans that they should expect a new song by the end of the week, Asking Alexandria has finally revealed the new tune. On Wednesday (Oct. 26), the United Kingdom-founded band released the second single from their upcoming, fifth studio album. The new song is titled “Where Did it Go?” and can be streamed above.

“Where Did it Go?” will join the group’s previously released song “Into the Fire” on their upcoming self-titled record. Asking Alexandria will mark the return of lead vocalist Danny Worsnop after departing the band at the beginning of 2015; Worsnop’s last album with Asking Alexandria was 2013’s From Death to Destiny.

Asking Alexandria is set to be released on Dec. 15 through Sumerian Records. Pre-orders for the upcoming album can be found on the band’s website here. Those who pre-order the album will get instant downloads of both “Into the Fire” and “Where Did it Go?”

Asking Alexandria will be the follow-up to the group’s 2016 release, The Black.

In support of the new album, Asking Alexandria announced last month a massive co-headlining North American tour with Black Veil Brides. The “Resurrection Tour” will kick off on Jan. 10, 2018 at the Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah and wrap up about two months on March 2, 2018 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.