Eminem, Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline Governors Ball 2018

Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a handful of artists who will be heading to New York this summer for the eighth annual Governors Ball Music Festival. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the full lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual summertime festival was announced. Like previous years, this year’s lineup boosts a mix of artists from different genres making sure to satisfy everyone’s music taste.

For Eminem, Governors Ball will mark the rapper’s second major 2018 music festival appearance. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Eminem was confirmed as one of the three main headliners for Coachella 2018. The two music festival engagements will be in support of the rapper’s luke warmly-received ninth studio album, Revival.

For Jack White, his appearance at Governors Ball just adds to the speculation that he will be releasing a new album sometime in the new year. Though White previously teased fans with a weird video, no official title or release date has been given for the new album. White’s last studio album was 2014’s Lazaretto.

For the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Governors Ball marks the band’s first major show in a long time. Back in October, the group performed their first concert in four years when they took the stage to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their debut album, Fever to Tell.

In addition to Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this year’s Governors Ball lineup also includes acts like N.E.R.D, Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson), the Gaslight Anthem, Halsey, CVRCHES, Cut Copy, Galantis, Japandroids, Third Eye Blind, Vic Mensa, LANY, The Menzingers, Wolf Alice, The Struts, and Sir Sly.

Governors Ball will mark N.E.R.D’s first show in New York since 2010. The Pharrell Williams-led act recently released their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, No_One Every Really Dies.

For The Gaslight Anthem, 2018 will mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore, and much beloved album, The ’59 Sound. To celebrate the record’s anniversary, the band will perform the album in full during their time slot at the music festival. The album went on to be named eMusic’s “Best Album of 2008.”

Three-day general admission tickets, as well as VIP passes, are currently available at a special “announce day” price. Regular ticket prices will resume at midnight on Jan. 4. The 2018 edition of Governors Ball Music Festival will take place during the weekend of June 1 – 3 at Randall’s Island in New York City. For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the music festival’s website here.

Gov Ball 2018


Portugal. the Man announces short fall tour

Portugal. the Man’s tour schedule is already packed with stops around the world, but apparently those previously announced dates weren’t enough. On Monday (July 24), the Portland-founded band announced plans to hit the North American roads in the fall. The group’s upcoming fall tour will kick off on October 2 at the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, Illinois and wrap up less than a month later on Oct. 29 with an appearance at the Suwanee Hulaween 2017 music festival in Live Oak, Florida.

Lido, Maybird, and Cut Copy will open for Portugal. the Man throughout the tour with the exception of their Mexican tour stops, their music festival appearances, and a couple of random stops along the way. Tickets for the October tour dates will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 28. For more information about the tour, head on over to Portugal. the Man’s website here.

Portugal. the Man’s lengthy tour schedule is in support of the group’s recently released record, WOODSTOCK. WOODSTOCK was released back in June and reached the number 32 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, the number seven spot on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart, and the number five spot on Billboard‘s Top Alternative Albums.

As for the band’s infectious lead single, “Feel it Still,” the song has stealthy made its way up the Hot Adult Contemporary chart as well as the Top 40 charts.

For now, Portugal. the Man’s newly added fall tour dates can be seen below.


October 2 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre =
October 3 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall =
October 5 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom %
October 6 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall $
October 8 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
October 12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
October 13 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre
October 14 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
October 15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
October 17 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City %
October 18 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine %
October 20 – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
October 21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Parque Fundidora
October 22 – Cuauhtémoc, Mexico – Plaza Condesa
October 24 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre +
October 25 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom +
October 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz =
October 27 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte =
October 29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwanee Hulaween 2017

= with Lido and Maybird

$ with Cut Copy and Lido

% with Lido

+ with Maybird