Paramore, Best Coast to embark on North American tour in the fall

Paramore’s fifth studio album hit stores last week and now, it looks like the band is ready to take the new tunes on tour. On Monday (May 15), the Tennessee-founded band announced plans to hit the road this fall. The tour, which has been named “Tour Two,” will kick off on Sept. 6 at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida and conclude almost a month and a half later on Oct. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in the band’s hometown of Nashville. Best Coast will open for Paramore for most of the excursion with the exception of all three Florida stops (Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando).

For fans ready to purchase tickets, there will be a total of three pre-sale options. The first pre-sale option is AT&T’s priority pre-sale which begin on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. More information about that option can be seen here. The second pre-sale option available is for Citi® card members. Those who qualify will get the opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. More information about that option can be seen here.

The third and final pre-sale option comes directly from Paramore. Like many bands hitting the road this year, Paramore has joined forces with Ticketmaster to combat bots and scalpers. Fans who are interested in purchasing pre-sale tickets through the band will need to register and become a verified fan. Those who register, and are verified, will receive a unique code on Wednesday, May 17, two hours before the tickets go on sale. Once they get to the pre-sale page to purchase the tickets, they will need to enter the unique code which will guarantee them tickets. Registration to become a verified fan is currently available here and will end on tonight at 10 p.m. PST.

Once all the pre-sales end, general admission tickets for the tour will begin next Wednesday, May 24, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the tour, head on over to Paramore’s website here.

In support of After Laughter, Paramore has revealed that they will make several live television appearances. On Wednesday, May 17, the group will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! while on Wednesday, May 24, they will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden. After a few months away from live television, the band will return to the small screen on Friday, Aug. 25, when they hit the stage as part of Good Morning America‘s 2017 “GMA Summer Concert Series.”

Last week, Paramore announced that they will once again set sail for their third annual PARAHOY! cruise. The 2018 incarnation of the cruise will take place during the weekend of April 6-10, 2018 and will include a roundtrip journey from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas ,and back to Miami.

For now, the complete itinerary for the Paramore’s “Tour Two” tour can be seen below.

PARAMORE’S ‘TOUR TWO’ DATES:

Sept. 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater+
Sept. 8 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater+
Sept. 9 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts+
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Sept. 13 – Washington, DC – MGM National Harbor Theater
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theatre
Sept. 16-14 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest*
Sept. 19 –  Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 21 – Denver, CO – BellCo Theatre
Sept. 22 – Orem, UT – Utah Valley University Events Center
Sept. 24 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Oct. 02 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theater
Oct. 04 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – Boston Opera House
Oct. 10 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
Oct. 13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct. 15 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
Oct. 17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

+ Best Coast not performing
* Festival appearance

Weezer Frontman Tries Online Dating in “Go Away”

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How long has it been since we’ve heard anything from Weezer? We’re not counting the news that the comedy series based on frontman Rivers Cuomo’s life was not picked up.

Well, it does matter because the band has returned with the music video for “Go Away.”

In a nod to this generation’s way of finding dates, the video finds Cuomo trying his best to get Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino to swipe right on the dating app, Winder (yes, we all know it’s a cover-up for Tinder).

Instead of being his true self, Cuomo ends up putting on different disguising hoping one of them will get Cosentino to give him the time of day. Disguises include a punk rocker who eats food out of a garbage can, a “business” man showing off his “riches,” a hipster in a record store who ends up finding Weezer’s blue album on vinyl, and many more.

As we see, Cosentino and her friend spend the video laughing at all the crazy antics that this dude is pulling just to get her to say yes to a date.

Not surprisingly, none of the disguises end up working in Cuomo’s favor and he just about gives up until one of this bandmates comes up with the idea of him just being himself.

Check out the music video for “Go Away” below.

“Go Away” is featured on Weezer’s recently released album Everything Will Be Alright in the End which was released last October.

Best Coast Release New Music Video, Announce Tour Dates

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Major good news for fans of Best Coast!

The duo recently announced they would be releasing a new album, their third in early May, but now they have given fans something more to look forward to.

First, they released the music video for the title track of their album, California Nights which can be seen here and now, they announced several tour dates in support of the new record scheduled for this June.

Best Coast’s tour will begin on June 3 at Vancouver’s Imperial and then wrap up in their beloved state of California (Los Angeles, to be more specific) on June 27 at Wiltern. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

BEST COAST TOUR DATES:

06/03 – Vancouver, Canada @ Imperial
06/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
06/05 – Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
06/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
06/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/16 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
06/18 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
06/19 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
06/20 – Toronto, Canada @ NXNE
06/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
06/26 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Observatory
06/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern

California Nights will be released on May 5.

Weezer Perform “Go Away” with Bethany Cosentino

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During one of their many “Weezer Wednesdays” videos, Weezer released a track titled, “Go Away” which featured vocals by Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino.

While visiting KROQ on Friday to perform some of their tracks at the radio station’s RedBull Soundspace, Weezer was joined by Cosentino for a stripped down version of their song.

Watch the acoustic version of the track below.

Weezer’s new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End is set to be released this Wednesday, Oct. 7 and will of course, feature the song with Cosentino. The album which so far has been garnering good reviews, was produced by The Cars’ Ric Ocasek who also produced several of their other albums. Everything Will Be Alright in the End is the band’s first new album since 2010’s Hurley.

In support of EWBAIT, Weezer will be hitting the road for some intimate tour stops. Along the trek, they will also visit some festivals. Tour dates can be seen here.

UPCOMING WEEZER TOUR DATES:

10/02 – San Jose, CA @ Even Center at San Jose State University
10/11 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capitol
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Arizona State Fair
10/24 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *
10/26 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
10/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
11/06 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
11/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco *
12/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (101X Indie Workforce X-Mas)
12/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Big Ticket – Metropolitan Park
12/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Big Orlando – Central Florida Fairgrounds

* = Full album performance of Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Pixies Announce North American Tour Dates

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The Pixies might have lost Kim Deal a few months ago, but that hasn’t stopped them from going forward with their plans of new music and a new tour. Over the last few months, the band have been in the music news especially when Deal announced that she was leaving the band, but also when they announced that they were releasing a new EP, EP-1, the same day that it was scheduled to be released.

Today, the band have gone ahead and announced that they will be heading out on a tour in support of the new album and that they will make their trek around North American in the process. The tour which begins in early 2014, will begin in Toronto and go all the way until March 3 where it will end in Austin. The supporting acts for the two month tour will include Best Coast, Cults and Fidlar.

The full tour dates can be seen below.

THE PIXIES TOUR DATES

01/15  Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
01/16  Montreal, QC – Metropolis
01/18  Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
01/19  Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
01/21  Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
01/22  New Haven, CT – Shubert Theatre
01/24  Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
01/25  Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
01/26  Washington, DC – Strathmore
01/29  Richmond, VA – National Theatre
01/31  Durham, NC – Durham PAC
02/01  Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
02/03  Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
02/04  Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
02/06  St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
02/07  Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
02/08  Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/09  Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
02/11  Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
02/13  Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
02/14  Aspen, CO – Belly Up Tavern
02/15  Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
02/17  Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
02/18  Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
02/19  Portland, OR – Schnitzer Auditorium
02/21  Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
02/22  San Jose, CA – The Joint
02/24  Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/25  Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
02/27  Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
02/28  Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
03/01  Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall

The Pixies’ last performance was at Chicago’s Riot Fest last September.

Best Coast to Head On Tour

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Best Coast have just announced that they will be heading out on a brand new tour with Lovely Bad Things, Guards and Bleached just a few days after ending their tour with Green Day.

The new tour starts today, May 29th and goes all the way through until mid-September where they will close it out in Omaha.

The Los Angeles-based duo are showing no signs of slowing down having already been scheduled to appear at The Governor’s Ball in New York and Riot Fest in Chicago, as well as opening for Belle & Sebastian in Santa Barbara.

Check out the full tour dates below:

BEST COAST TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Nashville, TN – Exit/in *
May 30 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay *
May 31 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *^
June 1 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater *^
June 3 – Richmond, VA – The National *^
June 4 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club *^
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Tla *^
June 6 – Boston, MA – Royale *^
June 7 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
July 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl #
July 31 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Aug. 1 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 11 – Seattle, WA – Neumos ~
Aug. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Rio ~
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne ~
Aug. 15 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore ~
Aug. 16 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library ~
Aug. 17 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey ~
Sept. 13-15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept. 16 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird ~
Sept. 17 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note ~
Sept. 18 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
Sept. 19 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room ~

* with Lovely Bad Things
^ with Guards
# with Belle & Sebastian
~ with Bleached