Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, Jack White to headline Bunbury Music Festival 2018

Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and Jack White are just some of the bands who make their way to Ohio in early June for this year’s Bunbury Music Festival. On Friday (Jan. 26), the Cincinnati-based music festival unveiled its lengthy and rock band-centric lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual event.

Blink-182 spent most of last year on the road touring behind 2016’s release, California, as well as dropping music videos for as many of the record’s tracks as possible. Much like blink, Coheed and Cambria hit the road in the spring of 2017 where they performed their third studio album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness, in its entirety at every show.

As for Jack White, Bunbury is another music festival that the musician will perform at during the summer months. Earlier this month, the former White Stripes frontman confirmed not only the release of his third studio album (Boarding House Reach), but also a lengthy tour which includes all his previously announced music festival appearances.

Joining blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and White on the bill for the music festival’s seventh year will be Incubus, Royal Blood, Foster the People, Third Eye Blind, Dropkick Murphys, Young the Giant, The Front Bottoms, Peter Bjorn and John, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Fitz and the Tantrums, Misterwives, LANY, and many more.

“We are very excited about the lineup we’ve put together for 2018,” says PromoWest Productions’ Scott Stienecker in a press release. “The caliber, strength and depth of this year’s festival is attributed, in large part, to the city of Cincinnati and its continued support to make this one of the premier boutique musical festivals in the country.”

Tickets for the three-day music festival are currently available with three different ticket options to pick from. For more information, head on over to Bunbury’s website here.

Bunbury Music Festival 2018 is set to take place during the weekend of June 1-3 at the music festival’s usual location along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. As with previous years, the festival will encompass the entire area throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

For now, the complete lineup for the 2018 incarnation of Bunbury Music Festival can be seen below.

Jack White announces 2018 headlining tour dates

Less than a week after announcing the release of his third solo album, Jack White has confirmed plans to hit the road in support of the new record. On Tuesday (Jan. 16), the White Stripes frontman unveiled a slew of tour dates which will find him performing across the globe in countries including the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. The tour will kick off on April 19 at the Little Caesars Arena in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The lengthy tour itinerary will then conclude over four months later on Aug. 23 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

White’s extensive tour schedule also includes his multiple music festival appearances at such events as Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball.

Last week, White finally confirmed the release of his upcoming new album, Boarding House Reach, following months of fan speculation and a cryptic teaser video. In addition to the album confirmation, the musician also debuted two songs from the record, “Connected By Love” (which can be seen above) and “Respect Commander.”

Boarding House Reach is set to be released on March 23 through Third Man Records / Columbia Records. Boarding House Reach is the follow-up to White’s 2014 album, Lazaretto.


April 19 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
April 20 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
April 21- 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
April 23 – Baxter Arena – Omaha, NE
April 24 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
April 25 – Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO
April 27 – Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
April 29 – Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
April 30 – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 1 – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 2 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
May 4-6 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA *
May 25-27 – Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA *
May 27 – Brewery Ommegang – Cooperstown, NY
May 29 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
June 1-3 – Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY *
June 4 – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheater – Columbus, OH
June 6 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
June 7 – Dome Arena – Rochester, NY
June 8 – Artpark Mainstage Theater – Lewiston, NY
June 9 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Ontario
June 27 – Hammersmith Apollo – London, U.K.
June 28 – Hammersmith Apollo – London, U.K.
July 2 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, NL
July 3 – L’Olympia – Paris. FR
July 4 – L’Olympia – Paris. FR
August 6 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
August 8 – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
August 9 – SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UT
August 11 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
August 12 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
August 13: WAMU Theatre – Seattle, WA
August 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
August 19: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
August 21: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
August 22: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
August 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

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.

Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National to headline Shaky Knees 2018

Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, and the National are just some of the big names heading to Georgia in the springtime for the 2018 incarnation of Shaky Knees Music Festival. On Monday (Jan. 8), the Atlanta-based music festival unveiled its lengthy, rock-driven lineup for its sixth-annual event. Like the previously announced lineup for Boston Calling 2018, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, and the National top the bill for this year’s event.

The lineup also includes acts like All Time Low, Circa Survive, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, The Voidz, Franz Ferdinand, Jimmy Eat World, Manchester Orchestra, Vance Joy, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Cake, Matt & Kim, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Menzingers, and more.

Also appearing on the three-day music festival’s bill will be the Distillers. Their appearance at Shaky Knees marks their first performance in 12 years. Last week, the band made headlines when they posted a teaser video which included a clip of what appeared to be new music. The band has yet to confirmed speculations that this is just the beginning of good news for their longtime fans like maybe a new album or a tour in the near future.

Shaky Knees is set to take place during the weekend of May 4 – 6 at Central Park in Atlanta. General ticket sale as well as VIP passes will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about Shaky Knees, head on over to its website here.

The Killers, Jack White, Eminem to headline Boston Calling 2018

The Killers, Jack White, and Eminem are just some of the big names that will make their way to Boston in May for the ninth annual Boston Calling Festival. On Thursday (Jan. 4), Boston Calling joined Coachella and the Governors Ball by unveiling their lineup for the 2018 edition of the music festival. Joining the aforementioned musicians on the lineup will be Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Manchester Orchestra, The Menzingers, Citizen, and more.

Also on the bill will be “feminist protest punk rock” band Pussy Riot. The Russian group’s appearance at Boston Calling will mark their second-ever performance at a United States music festival. Back in December, the group made their U.S. debut when they performed at Houston’s Day for Night Festival. As with the previous years, The National’s Aaron Dessner will once again curate the event.

In addition to long list of musical acts, festival organizers also announced a slew of non-music-centric events. Comedians like Jenny Slate, Cameron Esposito, Max Silvestri, Tony Hinchliffe, and others will appear at the weekend-long event while podcasts such as
Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It will tape live at the festival.

During last year’s event, Natalie Portman was supposed to launch a film festival, but this year, it looks like the Academy Award winner will return with “a series of special programming” even though no specific details were given about what that special programming would be.

Currently, early bird tickets are available on Boston Calling’s website here. Once all the early bird tickets sell out, the ticket prices will increase to its normal prices.

Boston Calling will take place during the weekend of May 25 – 27 at its relatively new home at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Last year, the music festival moved from its longtime home of City Hall Plaza in Boston to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts.

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

Jack White unveils surprise new song


Jack White is probably one of the busiest musicians in the world. When he’s not writing music for his slew of bands or hitting the road for his own solo stuff, the singer can be found helping other musicians with their own music. On Friday (April 7), White proved once again why he may be one of the hardest working artists in the music world with the release of a brand new song. Surprising long-time fans, White unleashed a brand new song titled “Battle Cry”; his first new solo material since the release of 2014’s Lazaretto.

Currently, there is no word from White on whether this song will be a stand-alone single or if it’s a teaser of what to expect from this upcoming third studio album. Back in March, the musician spoke with The New Yorker about his new album, the direction he hopes to take with the new material, and how the recording process is going.

As it turns out, the White Stripes head-honcho has been recording his new material on a reel-to-reel tape machine that he bought when he was 14 years old with money he made from mowing lawns. But that isn’t all the readers were treated to in the interview. White also touched on how he wants to write songs similar to how Michael Jackson used to write songs.

“I’m going to try to write songs where I can’t be heard by the next-door neighbor,” the singer begins. “I want to write like Michael Jackson would write — instead of writing parts on the instruments or humming melodies, you think of them. To do everything in my head and to do it in silence and use only one room.”

To read his complete interview, head on over to The New Yorker here while you listen to “Battle Cry” below.

Jack White Gets Inducted to Nashville’s Walk of Fame


A couple of weeks after holding a Q&A where he spoke about a lot of things including journalists and their “click bait” headlines about him, Jack White has been inducted into Nashville’s Walk of Fame.

The former White Stripes singer was inducted alongside frequent collaborator and country music legend, Loretta Lynn this past Tuesday (June 2)

Each artist was then given the opportunity to make a speech about the other during the ceremony.

“I don’t have anything prepared,” White began as he took the stage to speak about Lynn.

“But when it comes to talking about Loretta Lynn, I don’t really need to prepare anything. I love her so much, I could talk for hours about her. One time an interviewer asked me, ‘Jack, what’s your favorite book, song and movie?’ And I said, ‘That’s easy. Coal Miner’s Daughter,” he continued.

“I think she embodies feminism, and she broke ground for women more than anybody else did, before anybody else did.”

Lynn also took the stage to speak about White, who was the producer for her most recent album, 2004’s Van Lear Rose.

“He’s been here in Nashville for a little while. He didn’t have to be here too long for you to understand that we needed him, really. Nashville needed Jack White. And I think he’s one of the greatest artists there is.”

Though White is originally from Detroit, the singer packed up his bags a decade ago and moved to the Music City where he formed his successful record label, Third Man Records. Recently, White announced he would be opening a Detroit location this November.

White and Lynn are in good company on the MusicCity Walk of Fame. Previous inductees include Jimi Hendrix, Emmylou Harris, Roy Obrison, Reba McEntre, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Little Richard.

White and Lynn’s induction was the 14th since it was founded in 2006. This induction ceremony also marked the debut of the newly renovated monument site.

Jack White Addresses the Tour Rider Fiasco with Open Letter


Last week, student reporters at the University of Oklahoma thought it would be a funny idea to leak Jack White’s tour rider before the musician was slated to perform at the campus. What came from that, we’re sure no one expected.

Music and entertainment publications began to write about White’s “demands” which included a specific guacamole recipe and a “no banana policy” backstage making it seem like the former White Stripes frontman was just like many artists; a diva.

Now, a week after the rider was leaked, the singer has spoken out about the incident even calling out those publications for using click bait rather than actual facts and how the guacamole recipe is an inside joke with his tour manager and as for that no banana policy, it’s because someone on his crew is allergic to the yellow fruit.

Read the lengthy, grammatically incorrect post (pointed out by White himself) below where he also (kind of) forgives the student reporters who jump started the insanity.

“dear journalists and other people looking for drama or a diva,

even in the age of the short attention span internet article, it’s still hard to believe you are STILL writing about this:

wow. classy.

seems like there’s a new rule number one for up and coming journalists: don’t let the facts get in the way of click bait. at the risk of incurring even more of this hoo haa (and i’ve definitely turned my cheek more than once lately) and even though our management sent out a letter to clarify this, and since this seems to be all anyone can ask me about lately, here’s the real deal, and hopefully it’ll explain this nonsensical scenario and we can move on with our lives. (or what have you).

first off, this is none of your business, but i have no specific demands in my dressing room. i know i could ask for lots of things but i actually don’t ask for ANYTHING. i take with me what i need, and that ain’t much. anything on the rider is for the band and the crew. this “guacamole recipe” is my hilarious tour managers inside joke with the local promoters, it’s his recipe, not mine. it’s just something to break up the boredom, seeing who can make it best. though i wouldn’t know because i’ve never had it. i can’t even make kool aid let alone cook any real food enough to have a “recipe.” sorry, i don’t have that talent.

bananas: did it occur to anyone someone on the tour might have an allergy to them? no? hmmm. one day some fantasy journalist out there will call someone in the biz and actually have a rider explained to them, maybe none of them have ever been on tour. oh well, let’s move on, first amendment issues: i fully believe in the freedom of the press (though the supposed search for truth from the press requires microscopes and a some morton salt), and i also defend anyone’s right to free speech (just look at my lack of respect for grammar in this letter and tell me i’m not for communicating freely) and i defend the right to free information in regards to public funds, but never in my 20 years of playing shows has my contract and tour rider been published in the paper that i recall.

do you know why we don’t do that or want that? a hundred articles about bananas, free speech, and guacamole is why; it’s because people don’t understand what a rider is or what the terms of a contract are. they’re out of their element, and you can’t blame them for it. and people who write about that know this. people WANT a rider to be a list of demands that a diva insists occur lest he or she refuse to play a note of music.

but in reality, it’s just some food and drinks backstage for the hundred workers and guests who have to live in a concrete bunker for 15 hours. some people bring their own living rooms on tour, some people ask for a huge spread. who cares? what you’re looking for is someone throwing a tantrum because they didn’t get their brown m and m’s, sorry to disappoint.

someone printed that i’m never going to oklahoma again? not true. i love oklahoma, that’s why i booked this show instead of playing chicago or atlanta for four times as much money. ask around in tulsa. i’ve been there at least three times on these last two albums. i love it there. our booking agent warned the college that other artists might not book shows there? of course they did, it’s bad business what that school paper did and really rude. of course they are going to tell them to wise up.

am i pissed at the students at oklahoma university? absolutely not. am i disappointed in young journalists at their school paper? absolutely. but i forgive them, they’re young and have learned their lesson about truth and ethics hopefully. all they have to do is google this to know that it’s not worth it. look for real problems instead next time. look for the truth, not fake drama. i got pissed during my show and berated the crowd? no. sorry, didn’t happen. i made jokes about the paper publishing that info, so which of us is thin skinned? they have freedom of speech but i don’t? at my show? ok. i guess the rules change for different people. the crowd were amazing and we played for 2 and a half hours that night. people were told to delete photos on their camera? i dont know much about that but it must be a miscommunication about what was public property at the college and the contract we had with the university to let us do our work in peace; but i’ll give you an example, if someone working at a theater we played at started taking pictures of all of our workers and our gear they’d probably get fired by their theater or promoter. sorry to the student paper budding press papparazzi on that one, but is this a tmz assignment or can you give us some peace while we try to put on a show for the students? give us a break man.

i know it’s a fun thing for people to try to turn me into a jerk and a diva, but in this case it’s pretty ridiculous and has almost nothing to do with me. my relationship with the fans at that show and how we got to a new place together through music remains intact and i’d love to do it again with them.

i think that’s everything, can i go back to making music now? no? ok. crochet it is.

jack white”

Coachella Organizers Reveal Long-Awaited 2015 Line-Up


Following a few months of speculation and predictions, the line-up for this year’s Coachella has been revealed.

The festival organizers took to Twitter to break the new in which they wrote, “For those about to RT.” A photo was attached to the tweet which contained the full line-up of all the artists who will take the trip to California in April.

Performers for the two weekend-long festival will include: AC/DC, Jack White, Brand New, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, Fitz and the Tantrum, Marina and the Diamonds, LIGHTS, Andrew McMahon, and many, many more.

Check out the full, and pretty lengthy, list below.


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio during two consecutive weekends in April. The first weekend will take place April 10-12 while the second weekend will take place April 17-19.