Firefly Music Festival Unveil 2016 Lineup

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Fall is currently underway and while it feels like the dog days of summer are now behind us, it looks like the people behind certain music festivals haven’t gotten the memo. Earlier this week, Hangout Music Festival announced their multi-genre lineup for the 2016 season and now, Firefly Music Festival is following in their steps and unveiling their own list of performers. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 18), the Delaware-based festival revealed its lineup which will include Kings of Leon, the newly revamped Blink-182, and M83’s first performance in two years.

Also heading up to Delaware for the three-day summer music festival will be Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Death Cab For Cutie, Earth Wind & Fire, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Atlas Genius, Robert DeLong, Flogging Molly, St. Lucia, The Struts, and many more.

Check out the poster with the complete list of artists below.

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The fifth annual Firefly Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 16 -19 at the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware. General admission tickets as well as VIP tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 20. For those who want to pay the lowest price for tickets, be sure to get them before Dec. 31 because after that, the early bird price will increase. For more information, head on over to the festival’s website.

Activision Unveil More ‘Guitar Hero Live’ Bands

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Months after announcing the resurrection of the once beloved game, the company behind “Guitar Hero” is back to announce even more additions the upcoming video game.

Previously, Activision had revealed that bands like Of Mice & Men, Deftones, Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Fall Out Boy, and My Chemical Romance would be feature on the game with a lot more to be unveiled in the upcoming months before the game’s release.

Today (Aug. 5), Activision has kept their promise and released the identities of even more artists to be features on “Guitar Hero Live’s” track list. English band You Me at Six, newcomers Echosmith, Panic! at the Disco, and Blink-182 are just some bands who have been added to the already packed list.

Check out the list of the newly added artists below.

GUITAR HERO LIVE NEWLY ADDED TRACK LIST (08/05/15):

You Me At Six – “Lived a Lie”
Blink-182 – “The Rock Show”
Echosmith – “Cool Kids”
​Panic! At the Disco – “Girls/Girls/Boys”
Royal Blood – “Come on Over”
Megadeth – “Hangar 13”
In Flames – “Deliver Us”
Boston – “More Than a Feeling”
Rush – “Limelight”
Kasabian – “Club Foot”
Dream Theater – “The Looking Glass”
Charlie XCX – “Famous”
Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
MGMT – “Time to Pretend”
Kings of Leon – “Sex on Fire”

“Guitar Hero Live” is set to be released on Oct. 20, 2015 and will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Wii U, and mobile devices.

Watch The Killers Cover Kings of Leon at Firefly

This past weekend, Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE was evacuated following some terrible weather before the late night performances on Saturday (June 20).

Things got so bad that the official Twitter account for the weekend-long festival had warned concert festival attendees who were camping on the site, to pack up their pop-up tents in fear that things would go flying. They also advised those who came in cars to take refuge in them until the weather conditions got better.

Sadly, all performances which included Kings of Leon’s headlining gig, DJ Steve Aoki, and “Seflie” duo the Chainsmokers were cancelled for the night.

Soon after the conditions bettered, festival organizers revealed that two of the three acts were able to reschedule for the next day; Kings of Leon was not one of them.

So while Kings of Leon were not there to perform, The Killers decided to pay tribute to the group by performing two covers of the Tennessee band’s songs.

Frontman Brandon Flowers began the covers session by asking the audience if they liked Kings of Leon. Right after they began to perform “The Bucket” from 2004’s Aha Shake Heartbreak and an acoustic version of “Use Somebody” from 2008’s Only By the Night.

Watch the video below.

The Killers’ appearance marks the first time the band have performed together since 2014 when they performed at Tennent’s Vital in Belfast. Since then, the band have been on hiatus while Flowers released his sophomore solo album, The Desired Effect and is slated to go on a solo tour later this year.

Kings of Leon Joined By Special Guest During Hollywood Show

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After internal band problems resulted in their last tour being cancelled and this current tour having to miss a few stops die to an accident that resulted in serious injury to their drummer, Kings of Leon are about to finish their Mechanical Bull tour.

Throughout the tour, the band have debuted a never-before-played song as requested by their fans as part of their “Song for the City” program. At last night’s stop at the Hollywood Bowl, the audience chose “Talihina Sky” and we given the added bonus of having a special guest appear on stage with the Tennessee band: Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

The Coldplay frontman played piano and contributed backing vocals to the secret tracks from KOL’s debut album, Youth & Young Manhood. But “Talihina Sky” wasn’t the only song Martin, stayed for; the frontman stayed to perform “Notion” from KOL’s Only By the Night.

This isn’t the first time Martin has joined KOL on stage. Back in May during Radio One’s One Big Weekend, Martin joined the band for their song, “Fans.”

Watch some fan shot videos from the show below.

Kings of Leon to Postpone Several Tour Dates Due to Injury

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Over the weekend, Kings of Leon suffered a mishap that resulted in drummer Nathan Followill breaking several ribs and the band having to postpone several of their upcoming tour dates.

While en route to their hotel following their show in Boston, when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the over-sized vehicle to stop short resulting in Followill being injured. At the time, he had said he was just “banged up,” but it turned out he had a broken rib.

At the time, the band had just said that the would be postponing their Saratoga Spring, NY show, this past Sunday (August 10) and any show until “further notice”

Today, KOL have confirmed that they have nixed all tour dates for the next two weeks to allow Followill to heal, per doctor’s orders. At this rate, the band’s next show will take place on august 28 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.

Of course, it sounds like Followill is getting some kind of cabin fever already and is eager to return to his drum kit. “I’m, counting down the days until I can get back in the saddle and continue what has been out best American tour so far.”

But, the band will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where resident band leader Questlove will take over the drum kit for the group during their song “Family Tree.”

The band’s current tour, the Mechanical Bull tour is in support of their 2013 album by the same name. This tour marked the return of the band after their scrapped a full tour due to internal band issues among the members of the group.

Lollapalooza Release Webcast Schedule

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Lollapalooza is set to be taking place this upcoming weekend at Chicago’s Grant Park and now festival organizers have revealed the artists that will participated during the live webcast of the festival. 

For those not fortunate enough to score tickets to the annual event, live webcasts will take place during the weekend on Redbull. TV. 

The list of artists include: OutKast, the Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Cut Copy, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant and many more. 

Keep in mind , that some of the performances may coincide with each other, so you might want to start planning accordingly to make the most of your “lost” Lollapalooza weekend. 

Friday, August 1st:
02:00 – Into It. Over It. (3)
02:15 – Wrestlers (1)
02:15 – Courtney Barnett (2)
03:00 – Bombay Bicycle Club (1)
03:00 – J. Roddy Waltson & The Business (2)
03:00 – Brillz (3)
04:00 – Jagwar Ma (2)
04:00 – Perry/Etty vs. Joachim Garraud (3)
05:00 – Interpol (1)
05:00 – Portugal. the Man (2)
05:00 – Blood Orange (3)
06:00 – CHVRCHES (1)
06:00 – Above & Beyond (2)
06:00 – Rudimental (2)
07:00 – Lorde (1)
07:00 – Broken Bells (3)
07:15 – The Glitch Mob (2)
08:00 – Lykke Li (3)
08:30 – Arctic Monkeys (1)
08:30 – Zedd (2)
09:00 – Phantogram (3)

Saturday, August 2nd:
02:15 – Wildcat! Wildcat! (1)
03:00 – Meg Myers (2)
03:00 – Kate Nash (1)
03:15 – Duke Dumont (3)
03:45 – The Temper Trap (2)
04:00 – Vance Joy (1)
04:45 – Grouplove (2)
05:00 – Fitz & The Tantrums (1)
05:15 – Smallpools (3)
05:45 – Manchester Orchestra (2)
06:00 – Gramatik (3)
07:00 – Foster the People (1)
07:00 – Martin Garrix (3)
08:00 – Jenny Lewis (2)
08:00 – The Head and the Heart (3)
08:15 – OutKast (1)
08:45 – Krewella (3)
09:00 – Cut Copy (2)

Sunday, August 3rd:
02:05 – Shy Girls (1)
02:05 – Bear Hands (2)
02:15 – Lindsey Lowend (3)
02:35 – Gemini Club (1)
02:45 – White Denim (2)
03:00 – GTA (3)
03:15 – Bleachers (1)
03:30 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2)
04:00 – Cage the Elephant (1)
04:00 – RAC (3)
04:30 – London Grammar (2)
05:00 – Chromeo (1)
05:00 – Glen Hansard (3)
05:30 – The 1975 (2)
06:00 – The Avett Brothers (1)
06:00 – The Airborne Toxic Event (3)
06:15 – Flosstradamus (2)
07:15 – Childish Gambino (1)
07:15 – Young the Giant (2)
07:45 – Flume (3)
08:30 – Kings of Leon (1)
08:30 – Skrillex (2)
08:45 – Chance the Rapper (3)

Invite some friends over or something as you watch all three channels (hence the 1, 2, 3 next to the artists) simultaneously. 

Lollapalooza begins this Friday, August 1 and wraps up on Sunday, August 3. Nice way to start saying good-bye to Summer 2014.

Kings of Leon Joined On Stage by Chris Martin

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What happens when two headlining acts come together to perform one of their songs? You get exactly what happened this bast weekend at Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Glasgow on Sunday.

After headlining the festivities the nothing before, Coldplay’s Chris Martin decided to stick it out an extra day which resulted in the frontman performing alongside fellow headliners, Kings of Leon. The singer took to the stage to sing back up and play guitar alongside the band while also dressed up like KOL frontman, Caleb Followill during the band’s song “Fans.”

Talk about flattery. But it looks like the flattery goes both ways since Followill introduced Martin by calling him the “second most famous singer here today.” We can only guess who the most famous singer at the venue was (we’re being sarcastic of course).

Check out the video straight from the festival here.

 

Jay-Z’s Made in America Reveal Philly Line-up

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Jay-Z announced last month that his 3rd annual Budweiser Made in America Festival would be making its third year big by holding not one, but two events back-to-back. The show will once again be returning to its home of Philadelphia, but 2014 will mark the first time that the festival will call Los Angeles their second home.

Earlier today, festival organizers revealed its Philadelphia line-up the only way that 21st century citizens would; through Twitter. In intervals, the social media account was updating their account with videos, announcing the newest additions to the 2014 Philly line-up.

This year’s line up will include Kanye West, The National, Girl Talk, Pharrell Williams, Kings of Leon, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Chromeo, City and Colour, Grimes, AWOLNATION, J. Cole, De La Soul, Spoon, Kongos, and many more. Check out the line-up flyer below and the full list, in case you can’t read the fine print.

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Kanye West
Pharrell Williams
Kings of Leon
Steve Aoki
The National
Tiesto
R3hab
J. Cole
Girl Talk
AWOLNATION
Spoon
Chromeo
Gareth Amery
De La Soul
City & Colour
Grimes
Baauer
Mayer Hawthorne
Tommy Trash
Kongos
3 LAU
The Neighbourhood
Danny Brown
YG
Holy Ghost
Penguin Prison (DJ set with vocals)
Destructo
Bleachers
DJ Cassidy
Cherub
Will Sparks
Young & Sick
Vacationer
Cut Snake
Kaneholler

Made in America is set to take place during Labor Day weekend, August 30 and 31. Tickets are currently on sale on their site and keep an eye out because the Los Angeles line-up was also just revealed.

Lollapalooza Officially Announces 2014 Acts

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Lollapalooza has finally come out and announced all the acts that will performing at the annual festival. Last week, a source had confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and the Arctic Monkeys would be headlining.

Today, the festival confirmed the previously announced acts will in fact be headlining the weekend alongside Lorde, Calvin Harris and OutKast who can add this show to their long list of festival performances.

The rest of the 130-acts who will be taking the stage during the weekend long festival include: Nas, Lykke Li, Spoon, Interpol, Chance the Rapper, CHVRCHES, Broken Bells, Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Jenny Lewis, Darkside, Chromeo, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Ratking, the 1975, Phantogram, Duke Dumont, Rich Homie Quan, Jhené Aiko, Vic Mensa, White Denim, Flosstradamus, the So So Glos, Jagwar Ma, the Head and the Heart, Kate Nash, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Young the Giant, Portugal. the Man, Childish Gambino, and many more.

The festival is set to return to its usual spot of Grant Park in Chicago during the weekend of August 1st-3rd. Sadly, for those individuals who would like to attend all three days of the festival, the three-day passes have already sold out for general admission.

Individual day tickets, though, are set to go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Central, but if you are still interested in getting three-day passes, VIP and Platinum ones are still available.

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Kings of Leon Announce Second Leg of Tour

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Kings of Leon have finally announced the tour dates for the second leg of their Mechanical Bull tour.

Previously, it was reported that the band would stay on the road until early March in support of their recently released, and sixth album, Mechanical Bull. The second leg of the tour will include Local Natives as an opening act and start right back up on March 18 with a show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona.

The tour will then proceed to go through the US and Canada including stops in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary before calling it a day at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 11th.

Fort hose excited about the new additions to the 2014 tour, tickets will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 13 on Livenation’s website. But if your city has not popped up yet on the tour schedule, hold out a little longer because additional tour dates will soon be revealed as well.

These additional tour dates come in handy as well because the Southern-rockers are scheduled to take the stage on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, Dec. 14 and then appear on Ellen on Dec. 16th.

The extended tour dates just back up the claims that the band are in a better place than they were a few years ago when they cancelled their 2011 tour mid-way due to some internal issues within the band.

“It was how we sounded when we started playing as a band, excited to plug in,” drummer Nathan Followill told Rolling Stone about their latest album.

For now, check out the updated tour dates for the Mechanical Bull Tour.

MECHANICAL BULL TOUR DATES:

Feb. 5: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Feb. 7: Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Feb. 9: Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
Feb. 11: Auburn, MI (The Palace At Auburn Hills)
Feb. 14: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
Feb. 15: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Feb. 18: Columbus, OH (Schottenstein Center)
Feb. 19: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 21: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Feb. 23: London, Ontario (Budweiser Gardens)
Feb. 24: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Feb. 26: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Feb. 28: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
March 5: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
March 6: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
March 8:  Chicago, IL (United Center)

Second Leg:

March 19: Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
March 21: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum Presented by Chase)
March 25: San Jose, CA (SAP Center )
March 27: Portland, OR (Moda Center )
March 30: Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
April 01: Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
April 02: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
April 04: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Centre)
April 08: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
April 10: Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
April 11: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)