The 1975, Weezer, and Lil Wayne to headline the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival

If you’re looking for a music festival lineup that doesn’t cater to the top 40 artists, then boy do we have a bill for you.

On Wednesday (Feb. 12), Memphis in May unveiled its lineup for the 44th annual Beale Street Music Festival. Headlining this year’s event are The 1975, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, and…Lil Wayne? Yup. You read that right.

The 2020 Beale Street Music Festival stays far away from the typical music festival roster, which usually features current chart-topping acts with a few artists from other genres to round it out. Instead, Beale Street gives us a mix of stadium-caliber groups, some old-school rappers, a couple of hip-hop acts, and a slew of rock bands.

Joining The 1975, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Lil Wayne on this year’s roster are the Lumineers, Dababy, The Avett Brothers, three 6 Mafia, 311, the Deftones, AJR, Lindsey Buckingham, Portugal. The Man, Nelly, and more. The event reportedly host “60+ top musical acts from today and beyond.”

The first set of performers was announced in mid-December. At the time, it was confirmed that the Lumineers, Lil Wayne, the Avett Brothers, and Three 6 Mafia would head to Memphis during the beginning of May.

Tickets for the three-day music festival are currently available for purchase here. Three-day passes will run you $145 while single-day passes will cost you $55 (there’s a limited amount of single-day passes). If you feel like splurging, then VIP passes will set you back $699.

The Beale Street Music Festival will return to its longtime home of Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis during the weekend of May 1-3.

The full lineup for the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival can be found below.



Lil Wayne threatens to leave current blink-182 tour during his set

UPDATE (July 12, 2:09 p.m. EST):

Lil Wayne has responded to all the head-scratching questions surrounding his “speech” at last night’s stop of his co-headlining tour with blink-182.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

We guess that kind of answers one of the zillions of questions we still have.

ORIGINAL POST (July 12, 1:03 p.m. EST):

Well, it looks like Lil Wayne isn’t feeling blink-182’s current tour or their fanbase.

On Friday (July 12), a video from the Bristow, Virginia stop of the tour surfaced online with the rapper stopping midway through his set to speak with the audience. Instead of it being a form of banter or some kind of interaction with those in the crowd, the rapper all but threatens to leave the tour.

In a fan-shot video (which can be seen above), Lil Wayne asks for forgiveness before telling the crowd that it’s just not his “swag.” He continues by saying he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll last on tour and ends it by saying that it might be his final show on the outing.

“Please forgive me, but I am so not used to performing to a crowd, and there’s not too many, you know like still, that’s not my swag,” Lil Wayne can be heard saying in the video.

He continues: “I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

At the time of publication, neither camp has released an official statement on the matter. For those following the summertime excursion, the co-headlining tour just kicked off at the end of June.

While there is no show tonight, the tour is supposed to take over the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine tomorrow night with a month-and-a-half of shows still on the itinerary. We guess we just have to sit back and see what happens.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

It doesn’t seem like many fans would be upset if Lil Wayne was to leave the tour; the initial reactions to the lineup we not exactly welcoming to the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric lineup.

Blink-182 to perform ‘Enema of the State’ in its entirety during their upcoming summer tour

Enema of the State may not be old enough to legally drink in the United States yet, but it’s reached a huge anniversary milestone which will be celebrated later this year. On Wednesday (June 5), blink-182 confirmed that they will perform their breakout record in its entirety during their upcoming summer tour.

“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.

As if performing the 1999 album in full during the upcoming tour wasn’t enough, blink also revealed that they will play the album in its entirety during their Riot Fest set in September.

As per Riot Fest tradition, blink joins a lengthy list of other bands previously confirmed for this honor.

The Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), WEEN (The Mollusk), Bloc Party (Silent Alarm), Taking Back Sunday (Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now), Dashboard Confessional (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most), Against Me! (Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues), Glassjaw (Worship & Tribute), Senses Fail (Let it Enfold You and From the Depths of Dreams), and the newly-reunited AVAIL (Over the James) were all confirmed last month.

Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record, blink’s third studio effort, produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?” Finding a home on a slew of “Greatest Albums” and “Best of” lists, the record peaked at the number nine spot on the Billboard 200 chart. To date, it has been certified five times platinum.

In May, blink-182 announced a colossal summer outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Some fans were left scratching their heads over the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric roster.

The upcoming trek will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout June, July, August, and September. The 39-stop outing includes stops in major North American cities including Indianapolis, Toronto, Columbia, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, and more.

The co-headlining excursion begins on June 27 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus and concludes two and a half months later on Sept. 10 in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Blink-182 and Lil Wayne team up for a massive summertime tour

“Two pop-punk bands and a rapper walk into a concert venue…”

No, this isn’t the beginning of some cheesy joke. This is actually the beginning of one of this summer’s biggest tours. On Monday (May 6), blink-182 confirmed plans to embark on a colossal summer outing alongside Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.

The upcoming trek will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout June, July, August, and September. The 39-stop outing includes stops in major North American cities including Indianapolis, Toronto, Columbia, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, and more.

The co-headlining excursion begins on June 27 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus and concludes two and a half months later on Sept. 10 in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion.

Lil Wayne will not perform at a handful of dates including Toronto (July 7), Holmdel (July 9), El Paso (Aug. 4), Wichita (Sept. 6), and Council Bluffs (Sept. 7) as well as blink-182’s previously announced music festival appearances.

Pre-sale tickets for the shows go on sale this Tuesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin this Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time.

In addition to the tour dates and venues, the acts unveiled their “What’s My Age Again?”/ “A Milli” mash-up. Watch the video of the unlikely collaboration above.

The co-headlining tour news comes a week or so after drummer Travis Barker posted the cover of Complex magazine circa December 2006 which featured him and Lil Wayne. The post simply read “This throwback” with a set of side eyes and Lil Wayne and Complex’s social media handles.

Barker and Lil Wayne working together is not at all surprising. Lil Wayne previously worked with Barker on the drummer’s 2011 solo album Give the Drummer Some.

In March, frontman Mark Hoppus told NME that the band was currently in the studio recording the “darker and aggressive” follow-up to 2016’s California.

“It’s very different to California. It’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone,” Hoppus told the publication.

“If you like California to Enema of the State, then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think blink-182 is.”

Speculations have begun that blink-182 will release their long-awaited follow-up to California sometime in the summer.

For now, the full list of tour dates can be found below.


June 27 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
June 29 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
June 30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Vans Warped Tour^
July 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 5 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 6 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavillion
July 7 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
July 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
July 10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion
July 14 – Festival d’été de Québec ^
July 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Ampitheatre
July 19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
July 20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre
July 21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
July 23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
July 25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre
July 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
July 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Ampitheatre at Lakewood
July 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
July 31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Ampitheater
Aug. 2 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 4 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
Aug. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 7 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre
Aug. 8 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
Aug. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
Aug. 27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Ampitheatre
Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Ampitheater
Aug. 31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Ampitheatre
Sept. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheatre
Sept. 4 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 6 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
Sept. 7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
Sept. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Ampitheater
Sept. 10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
Sept. 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date

Childish Gambino, blink-182, Kacey Musgraves to headline Outside Lands 2019


Childish Gambino, blink-182, Kacey Musgraves, and Twenty One Pilots are just some of the acts who will make their way to California in early August for the 2019 incarnation of the Outside Lands music festival. On Tuesday (March 26), festival organizers Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents announced the complete lineup for the weekend-long event.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on this year’s roster are The Lumineers, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Lil Wayne, Flying Lotus, Flume, Better Oblivion Community Center, Mavis Staples, Ella Mai, Santigold, Yaeji, Tierra Whack, DJ Koze, Weyes Blood, and more.

Also joining the bill as one of the main headliners is Paul Simon. His appearance at Outside Lands marks the musician’s first show since his farewell tour concluded last year.

In addition to the festival’s genre-diverse lineup, it will also include “world-class art, food, wine and more” as well as “groundbreaking experiences dedicated to cannabis and mind-expanding talks” while also promising “a festival that’s totally original and 100% San Francisco.”

Outside Lands returns to its home at the iconic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco during the weekend of Aug. 9-11. Tickets for the upcoming event go on sale this Thursday, March 28, at 10 a.m. local time here.

For more information about the festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Outside Lands’ website.

For now, the complete lineup for Outside Lands 2019 can be found below.


Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, The 1975 lead Governors Ball 2019 lineup

Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, and the 1975 are just some of the artists who will make their way to New York during the last weekend in May for the 2019 edition of the Governors Ball. On Monday (Jan. 7), Founder Entertainment announced the full roster for the ninth annual summertime event.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup boosts performances by be Tyler, the Creator, SZA, Nas, Blood Orange, Kacey Musgraves, Lily Allen, Major Lazer, Brockhampton, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Dreamers, and more. In total, over 60 artists will take over one of four stages during the weekend-long music festival.

In addition to the diverse roster of acts, Governors Ball will also include a robust number of gourmet food options from different establishments from around New York City, craft beer and cocktails as well as surprise pop up performances, lawn games, street art and a 21+ Best Kept Secret area.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing until 11:59:59 p.m. EST. After that, regular pricing will begin. For those feeling a little strapped for cash following the holiday season, there’s no need to worry because Governors Ball is offering payment plan options.

For those who purchase passes today, a special 2019 collectible charger can be added to your order, because one can never have too many chargers especially at a music festival.

Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. The full lineup for this year’s event can be found below.


Mountain Dew Drops Lil’ Wayne as Spokesperson

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Looks like Lil’ Wayne should have thought about what he raps in his verses next time before he pulls another Rick Ross.

The rapper has been involved in a month-long controversy over a verse in Future’s “Karate Chop (remix)” which features a line about the lynching of Emmett Till. When the controversy made headlines, Weezy released a non-apology which the family of Till did not take lightly.

Now in lieu of his faux pax, Mountain Dew has dropped him as a spokesperson. The company behind the neon green drink, PepsiCo, said in a statement that the  “offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand.”

Mountain Dew entered into a relationship with Lil Wayne in March of 2012, when the rapper was beginning to shift his image towards a skateboarding culture. a

This isn’t the only issue Mountain Dew has had this week; the soda company has also pulled an ad which featured Tyler, The Creator which was seen as racist.

Note to rappers, next time try to stay away from the controversial stuff and sick to what you know.

Lil’ Wayne Announces Summer Tour


Looks like his supposed codeine induced seizure is definitely not holding Lil’ Wayne back from getting back to work. The rapper just announced that he will be heading out on the “America’s Most Wanted” tour which will take place this Summer. The tour will be a somewhat encore to 2009’s America’s Most Wanted Festival.

The 2013 edition will play at 40 different arenas and amphitheaters across the United States. So far, Weezy’s opening acts will include his good friend T.I. and rapper Future and a few more that have not been announced, officially yet.

The tour will kick off at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Birmingham, Ala, on July 9 and makes stops in Atlanta, Baltimore, Wantagh, N.Y., Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Denver and Las Vegas before wrapping up in Irvine, Calif., on September 1.

Lil’ Wayne last incarnation of the tour grossed an estimated $42 million as well as sttracting 804,000 concertgoers. Weezy’s new album, I Am Not a Human Being Part II hits store tomorrow.


07.09 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
07.10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
07.12 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
07.13 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre
07.14 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
07.16 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagra Pavilion
07.17 Baltimore, MD – 1St Mariner Arena
07.19 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
07.20 Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
07.21 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
07.23 Bangor, ME – Bangor Amphitheatre
07.24 Holmdel, NJ – Pnc Bank Arts Center
07.26 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07.27 Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Pavilion
07.28 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
07.30 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Pac
07.31 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
08.02 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
08.03 Saratoga Springs, NY – Spac
08.04 Boston, MA – Comcast Theatre
08.06 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Pavilion
08.07 Cleveland, OH – Klipsch Amphitheatre
08.09 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
08.10 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08.11 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08.13 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Amphitheatre
08.14 Memphis, TN – Fedex Forum
08.16 Dallas, TX – Gexa Pavilion
0817 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
08.18 Houston, TX – Cwm Pavilion
08.20 Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
08.21 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Center
08.23 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green
08.24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
08.25 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
08.27 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Arena
08.28 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
08.30 Oakland, CA – Sleep Train Arena
08.31 Las Vegas, NV – Arena
09.01 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Lil Wayne Leaves Hospital


The fact that Lil’ Wayne has managed to leave the hospital an exact week after allegedly having a seizure that almost killed him, is a miracle in itself.

Last week, the Young Money rapper was reportedly rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedar-Sinai Hospital because of a seizure that almost killed him. According to gossip site, TMZ, the rapper has suffered a seizure due to an overdose of codeine and even had to get his stomach pumped three times.

After the initial news hit the headlines last Friday, there were many contradicting statements about what was happening at Camp Weezy. First his people claimed that he was okay, just watching basketball but then a tweet sent out on the rapper’s officially Twitter said that he was “okay” and “alive” and thanking the fans for all their prayers. The same evening, a hospital worker said that there was no way that such a tweet could have been sent by Lil’ Wayne since he was fast asleep at the time.

When talk of the seizure being cause by an overdose started to run rapid, many of his friends including mentor, Birdman said that there was no way that the seizure was caused by an overdose, it could be attributed to all the stress that the rapper had on his shoulder he said in an interview with Hot 97 DJ, Miss Info.

Lil’ Wayne is reportedly doing well at home, just laying low and getting better, but his new album, I Am Not a Human Being II is still set to drop on March 26.

Lil’ Wayne Wages War Against the Miami Heat

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The NBA has responded tot he accusation that Lil’ Wayne has thrown in their direction about “not being allowed at any NBA event.” NBA Senior Director of Basketball Communications, Mark Broussard, said that there is no truth to the lies that Lil’ Wayne spread during his performance on Sunday.

Um…liar, liar, under-the-butt-wearing pants on fire?


Looks like the Lil’ Wayne vs the Miami Heat story continues. Last night, Lil’ Wayne went onto his twitter to let out steam for not being allowed into the NBA All-Star Games in Houston. When he hit the stage, he went on to tell the crowd that he had been banned by the NBA from all NBA events because the Miami Heat had told the association to ban him from everything. But that wasn’t all, he followed it with a ‘colorful’ string of expletive sentences:

“When I say f**k, you say NBA! When I say f**k, you say Miami Heat!”

“F**k LeBron. F**k She Wade. F**k Chris Bosh. F**k all y’all.”

And of course just to add another notch on his very loose belt, he told the crowd that he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.

In case you don’t remember, a few weeks back Lil’ Wayne was reportedly kicked out of the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami during the Heat vs. Lakers game for cheering for the wrong team. The rapper went on Twitter to let the world know of this injustice that happened because of a stupid reason. When the Miami Heat’s rep was asked if this was true, the rep answered that he chose to leave on his own while other reports said that he was asked to leave because he was making gun gestures at another fan.

So far, there has been no response from the Miami Heat’s camp.