The Gaslight Anthem announce short ’59 Sound’ tour

Earlier this month, the Gaslight Anthem were confirmed as one of the many artists set to hit the stage at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival, making it their first show since their hiatus announcement in 2015. Now, it looks like the group is ready to hit the touring circuit once again. On Monday (Jan. 29), the New Jersey-founded act announced plans to hit the road beginning in the spring.

Set to kick off in late May, the Gaslight Anthem’s short, ten-day tour will find the group playing their beloved sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, in full during their sets. Sadly, the tour schedule only features four North American stops; their set at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival; a show at the Rivera Theatre in Chicago; a show at Rebel in Toronto; and their kick off show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The rest of the tour stops will take place in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Pre-sales for the upcoming shows will begin this Tuesday, Jan. 30, on The Gaslight Anthem’s website. Those who use the code “59SOUND” will get the chance to obtain tickets before the general public. General ticket sales will begin this Friday, Feb. 2.

The band’s plan for the short tour comes almost three years after they decided to go on hiatus. In the summer of 2015, the act surprised fans by announcing their plans to take a break stating that it was in the “best interest of the band.”

“We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record,” the band members wrote in a post to fans. “We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.”

The complete itinerary for the Gaslight Anthem’s ’59 Sound tour can be seen below.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ’59 SOUND TOUR:

May 27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 02 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
July 20 – London UK @ Eventim Apollo
July 23 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
July 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
July 25 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
July 27 – Tilburg, NL @ O13
July 28 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Aug. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Rivera Theatre

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.

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Tool announces handful of new tour stops

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Earlier this year, news broke the Tool would be reuniting for a handful of music festivals during the spring months. Now, several months after the music festival announcement, it looks like the band is ready to hit the road for their own, proper tour. On Monday (March 13), the California-founded band unveiled a handful of tour dates. The upcoming tour dates will coincide with the band’s previously scheduled appearances at Boston’s Boston Calling in May and New York’s Governors Ball in June.

The headlining tour announcement may not comes as much of a surprise to fans. Last week, the band’s Facebook was updated with an image from one of their shows and a caption which read “TOOL TOUR DATES HEADS UP.” For many of the cities included on the short list, it will be the first time in a decade that the band will perform there. The tour will kick off on May 24 at the Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia and wrap up a few weeks later on June 8 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Pre-sale tickets for those in Tool’s Toolarmy will go on sale beginning this Wednesday,  March 15, at 10 a.m. PST. General sales will then begin this Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. local time.

With a tour scheduled for the spring/summer, it may be assumed that Tool is in the middle of finishing up their highly anticipated new album. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any major updates on the new record. It has been confirmed that frontman Maynard James Keenan has already started recording vocals, so maybe a title and release date reveal may be in the near future. The current in-the-works record will be the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. For now, Tool tour itinerary can be seen below.

TOOL’S SPRING/SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES:
05/24 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
05/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
05/28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
05/30 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
05/31 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
06/07 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/08 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

Governors Ball Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

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A day after Coachella unveiled its star-studded and genre-bending lineup, New York City’s Governors Ball has followed suit. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), festival organizers unveiled the complete artists list for the 2017 edition of the weekend-long music festival. As previously reported Tool will headline the event, marking the group’s first official comeback show. The band’s performance confirmation comes after weeks of rumors and speculations. Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Franz Ferdinand, Bleachers, Local Natives, The Strumbellas, Saint Motel and others are just some of the many artists who will also perform during the weekend.

Like previous years, the lineup will include a little bit to satisfy everyone’s music taste. Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Lorde, Charli XCX, Flume, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, Tove Lo, Phantogram,  Rae Sremmurd, The Head and the Heart, Banks and others will also perform at the Governors Ball.

Tickets for the weekend-long event will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 6 at noon, EST. While ticket sales are currently not available, those interested in purchasing passes can take a look at the several options that will be offered on the festival’s website here. Governors Ball will return to its home of Randall’s Island Park during the weekend of June 2-4. For now, the complete lineup for the music festival can be seen below.

Governors Ball 2016 Announces Daily Lineup

It’s been a little over a month since New York-based music festival, the Governors Ball, unveiled their 2016 lineup. Now, fans who have been waiting patiently for the daily lineup to be unveiled have gotten their long-awaited wish granted. On Thursday (Feb. 11), festival organizers unveiled the daily lineup for the weekend long festival.

The Strokes, Beck, Robyn, Of Monster and Men, Matt and Kim, the newly revamped Bloc Party, and more will kick off the weekend-long festivities on Friday, June 3. The Killers, Against Me!, Miguel, HAIM, M83, and others will headline on Saturday, June 4. On Sunday, June 5, Kanye West, Death Cab for Cutie, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Cold War Kids, Eagles of Death Metal, and more will hit the stage closing out the 2016 edition of the yearly event.

In addition to the daily lineup, single-day passes are now available for purchase for the general public. For more information about the Governors Ball, head on over to the festival’s website. the complete list of daily lineup can be seen below. As a warning, just because the artists are listed in a specific order doesn’t necessarily mean that it how they will perform on said days.

The Governors Ball will once again return to its home turf of Randall’s Island for its sixth year during the weekend of June 3-5.

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Governors Ball 2016 Lineup Unveiled

The Governors Ball just revealed the complete lineup for the 2016 incarnation of the annual event. On Friday morning (Jan. 8),the New York-based music festival unveiled the complete lineup for the three-day festival. Upon looking at the lineup, it would appear that two Governors Ball veteran performers will be returning to Randall’s Island in June.

The first veteran performer confirmed was Kanye West. The rapper’s last appearance at the festival was three years ago. West’s top-line billing comes hot on the heels of him releasing two new songs, “Real Friends” and “No More Parties” on Friday. The two new tracks will apparently be part of his G.O.O.D Fridays campaign which he recently relaunched.

Much like the rapper, New York’s own The Strokes will also return to the Governors Ball stage this year. The band have reportedly been working on a new album, the follow-up to 2013’s lukewarm-received album, Comedown Machine. The Strokes last played Gov Ball two years.

In a crazy, or maybe a major PR stunt, Beck will also headline the event. As most of us remember from last year’s Grammy’s, West’s encounter with Beck was not exactly a love affair, even if the rapper did apologize for his stunt. We assume all the backlash he received help that apology come materialize. Hopefully, the stunt will remain in 2015, like many other things.

Also slated to make the journey to New York that weekend will be The Killers, who are in the early stages of writing new material; M83, who will return after a two-year performance hiatus; Death Cab for Cutie; CHVRCHES; Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram); De La Soul; Against Me!; and many more. The official poster with all the artists can be seen below.

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Governors Ball will celebrate its sixth year during the weekend of June 3-5. The three-day festival will once again return to its home of Randall’s Island Park. Three-day general admission and VIP passes are currently available on the festival’s website.

2015 Governors Ball Announce Daily Line-Ups

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It was just last month that New York’s Governors Ball announced their line up for the 2015 edition of the yearly festival. Today, festival organizers gave festival goers (and potential goers) just what they were waiting for; the daily line-up.

Kicking off the festival on Friday June 5, the headliners will include: Florence + the Machine, Drake, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Chromeo, and The Decemberists.

Entertaining guest throughout the day will be Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Charli XCX, Vance Joy, and many more.

Headlining Saturday, June 6, will be Deadmau5, Bjork, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and Flume while acts like Kiesza, Little Dragon, Atmosphere, and more will keep concert goers entertained throughout the Summer day.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, June 7, are The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Hot Chip just to name a few.

Check out the full daily line-up schedule below and make your decision whether to splurge and buy three-day tickets or just go for that one day when your favorite performers is taking the stage,

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Single day passes for the three-day festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 20 on the festival’s website. Three-day and VIP passes are currently available for purchase while those who have an account with Citibank will be able to get their pre-sale tickets beginning today at noon.

The fifth annual Governors Ball will take place at its usual home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City.

New York’s Governors Ball Unveil 2015 Line-Up

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On the heels of Coachella’s big line-up announcement yesterday afternoon, New York’s Governors Ball has now unveiled who will be performing at their event later this year.

Like Coachella, Drake will be headlining the festival, set to take place in June, alongside deadmau5 and The Black Keys.

Sub-headliners will include: Bjork My Morning Jacket, Lana Del Rey, The Decemberists as well as Drake’s fellow Coachella 2015 performers, Florence and the Machine, Tame Impala, Ryan Adams, and St. Vincent.

Check out the full festival line-up below.

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The Governors Ball will take place during the weekend of June 5-7 on Randall’s Island. Three-day general admission and VIP passes will be available beginning this Friday, Jan. 9 on the festival’s website.

Fourth Annual Governors Ball Schedule Released

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Houston, we have major problems and it looks like whoever the people were who planned the schedule for this year’s Governors Ball is to blame. 

The Governors Ball, which already revealed it’s long list of high-profiled artists including Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Skirllex, Foster the People, Discloure and many more have just unveiled its schedule and there may be a lot of conflicting acts that the audience would like to see.
 
Outkast and Damon Albarn will be closing out the night so that is probably the big issue on the first day. Honorable mentions include TV on the Radio or Grimes; Neko Case or La Roux; and Julian Casablancas or Jenny Lewis.
Saturday, the issues continue with audience member needing to pick between Jack White and Skrillex. (we’re bias, we’d go with Jack White especially since he follows The Strokes; their first festival show in three years and they never go out on tour or anything). Sadly, The Strokes will be  up against Childish Gambino. Honorable mentions for Saturday include Spoon or Sleigh Bells; Disclousre or Broken Bells; and Defheaven of Tanlines. 
 
As for Sunday, there doesn’t seem to be any big conflicts except for Tyler, the Creator playing against AlunaGeorge and Banks playing opposite Wild Belle. No big since you will be able to see Vampire Weekend close out the entire weekend-long fest.
   
The schedule is currently not up until Friday on the official website for the festival, but you can go ahead and find over at the festival’s mobile app or Clashfinder

The Governors Ball is set to take place during the weened of June 6-8 at randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets are still available if you feel like taking a spontaneou trip to NYC and go to a festival.
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Just in case you forgot who was playing when.

Governors Ball Reveal Day to Day Line-Up

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One of the biggest festivals to be taking place this Summer is the annual Governors Ball. The three-day festival which is set to take over Randall’s Island, New York City in early June revealed the full lime-up last month with artists such as Outkast, Phoenix, Jack White, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend and many more.

Today, festival organizers revealed just which artists will be taking the stage during the weekend-long festival schedule to happen during June 6-8.

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Citi Card pre-sales began at 10 a.m. EST, today, while general sales will begin on Friday, April 4 at noon. Like the official website states, single day tickets are a limited quantity and once they are gone, the only option are the full three-day passes which cost a pretty penny. For more information, check out the Governors Ball’s site.