Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, and Travis Scott are just some of the artists who will make their way to Boston during Memorial Day weekend for the 2019 edition of Boston Calling. On Thursday (Jan. 10), festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the music festival’s ten-year anniversary set to take place later this spring.
Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s roster are ODESZA, Logic, Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak, Hozier, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lord Huron, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Christine and the Queens, Guster, Pale Waves, and more.
In total, over 50 musicians will take over one of three stages during the weekend-long festivities.
In addition to all the musical acts, Boston Calling will also feature a comedy and entertainment lineup. This year, current and former “Saturday Night Live” cast members such Michael Che, Fred Armisen, and Boston native Jenny Slate will perform at the festival. There will also be some non-comedy performances by the Boston Ballet and a spoken word performance by Imogen Heap.
Boston Calling will take over the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts during the weekend of May 24-26.
Three-day general admission, VIP, and Platinum passes are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing. This offer is only valid for the next 24 hours. After that, prices for passes will gradually increase. Like many music festivals as of late, Boston Calling is also offering payment plans.
For more information about the music festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Boston Calling’s website here. The full lineup for the festival’s ten-year celebration can be seen below.
The holiday season is quickly upon us which means every single radio station is about to play the same obnoxious, holiday-themed tune for the next month and a half. If you feel like you need a different take on one of those overly played tracks, you don’t need to look any further than Pale Waves’ latest release. On Monday (Nov. 19), the Manchester-founded group unleashed their version of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”
Instead of the late George Michaels’ solemn voice blasting through the speakers, the four-piece combine the sadness of the lyrics with their signature gothic, synth-pop sound. The holiday cover is part of Spotify’s Singles series and was recorded at Metropolis Studios in London.
Listen to Pales Waves’ take on “Last Christmas” above.
The “Last Christmas” cover is the band’s first new material since the release of their debut album earlier this fall. My Mind Makes Noises was released in September and features hit singles “Eighteen,” “There’s a Honey,” “Television Romance,” “Kiss,” and “Noises.”
In support of their debut album’s release, the group is currently in the middle of their headlining North American tour. The fall time jaunt will conclude on Dec. 6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles.
After a short time off, the quartet will hit the touring circuit once again, this time opening for fellow Dirty Hits label mates, the 1975. Joining Pale Waves and the 1975 on the forthcoming tour will be No Rome who happens to also be part of the Dirty Hits family. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.
Almost a month after announcing the release date for their much-anticipated debut album, Pale Waves have returned with another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday (Aug. 14), the Manchester-founded band premiered their sixth song off My Mind Makes Noises; a track titled “Black.” Heading over the Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the new song made its worldwide debut as the host’s World Record. While premiering the new song, Lowe sat down with the band to discuss the recently released new song.
During the sit down (which can be streamed here), Pale Waves frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie admitted that “Black” is one of the band’s most problematic tunes, going through a lot of changes before arriving at its final incarnation.
“It started because I wrote the verse for the song, then I showed Ciara [Doran] and Ciara instantly fell in love with it. I just showed her on my acoustic and she started putting the music together,” reveals Baron-Gracie.
“To be honest, ‘Black’ is probably one of our most problematic songs. It’s been through a lot and it’s put us through a lot. It’s so good to have it finished because it feels like such a long journey with that song. Hopefully, everyone will be really happy with it.”
Listen to “Black” above.
“Black” will join previously released tracks “Eighteen,” “There’s a Honey,” “Television Romance,” “Kiss,” and “Noises” on My Mind Makes Noises. The impending record is due out Sept. 14 through Dirty Hit / Interscope Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here.
Back in June, the goth-pop quartet announced plans to hit the road during the months of October, November, and December in support of their at-the-time-not-confirmed album. Their headlining North American tour will begin on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude on Dec.6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles. Pale Waves’ complete tour itinerary can be found here.
Months after releasing their All the Things I Never Said EP, Pale Waves have officially announced the release of their debut album. On Tuesday (July 24), the Manchester-founded group confirmed the title and release date for their first studio record. Titled My Mind Makes Noises, the forthcoming album is due out Sept. 14 through Dirty Hit / Interscope Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here.
In conjunction with the album announcement, the quartet also released another single from the record; a track titled “Eighteen.” The new track made its worldwide debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Listen to “Eighteen” above.
In addition to “Eighteen,” My Mind Makes Noises will feature previously released singles “There’s a Honey,” “Television Romance,” “Kiss,” and “Noises.”
Back in June, the quartet announced plans to hit the road during the months of August, October, November, and December in support of their at-the-time-not-confirmed album. The tour will include stops at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands Festival, and a pair of sold out arena stops with CHVRCHES.
After a couple of months off, the goth-pop act will hit the road once again for their North American, headlining tour. The trek will begin on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude on Dec.6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles. Pale Waves’ complete tour itinerary can be found here while the track listing for My Mind Makes Noises can be seen below.
MY MIND MAKES NOISES TRACK LISTING:
2. “There’s a Honey”
4. “Came in Close’
5. “Loveless Girl”
7. “When Did I Lose It All”
9. “One More Time”
10. “Television Romance”
14. “Karl (I Wonder What It’s Like to Die)”
Keeping their social media promise, Pale Waves have returned with yet another new song. On Thursday (June 28), the Manchester-founded band unleashed the official recording for a new track titled “Noises.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the goth-pop act debuted the four-minute tune. For fans of the band, “Noises” may sound a bit familiar. As it turns out, the tune made its live debut at Pale Waves’ sold out Bowery Ballroom show in New York earlier this year.
Listen to “Noises” above.
According to a press release, “Noises” is the second single from the group’s upcoming debut album. If fans are to assume correctly, that means previously released track “Kiss” is the first single off the impending record. While no specific date has been given for the album’s release, the band has hinted at a late-summer time frame. The forthcoming album will be released via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records.
The new album comes on the heels of the band’s recently released EP, All the Things I Never Said. The EP was released back in March and has sprouted several successful singles including “New Year’s Eve,” “My Obsession,” “The Tide,” and “Heavenly.”
To coincide with the record’s reported release time frame, the band announced earlier this month a North American tour. The fall time excursion will find the group performing at venues across the continent during the months of October, November, and December.
Described as their “biggest headline tour,” Pale Waves’ trek will begin on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude a month and a half later on Dec. 6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.
Pale Waves’ 2018 just continues to get bigger and better. On Monday (June 11), the Manchester-founded band announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the months of October, November and December. Described as their “biggest headline tour,” the trek will kick off on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude a month and a half later on Dec. 6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles.
The upcoming fall tour will find the goth-pop act performing is some major markets including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, and of course Los Angeles. Prior to embarking on their forthcoming headlining excursion, Pale Waves will perform at Chicago’s Lollapalooza, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival, and 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp in Seattle.
In between their previously announced music festival appearances, the quartet will perform alongside CHVRCHES for two nights; a sold out gig at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Aug. 6 and a show at the Ogden Amphitheatre in Ogden, Utah on Aug. 9.
Pale Waves’ upcoming tour dates will be in support of their recently released EP, All the Things I Never Said. The record was released back in March and has sprouted several singles including “New Year’s Eve,” “My Obsession,” “The Tide,” and “Heavenly.” Last month, the group released a non-EP single titled “Kiss” which can be streamed above.
A month after releasing their EP, it was announced that the band had signed with Interscope Records in a joint venture with Dirty Hit Records to release their music in the United States. The band’s debut album will reportedly be released some time this year. For now, Pale Waves’ complete tour itinerary for the rest of 2018 can be found below.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:
Aug. 2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug. 4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Aftershow (Concord Music Hall)@
Aug. 6 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (Sold Out)*
Aug. 9 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheatre*
Aug. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 12 – Seattle WA – 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp^
PALE WAVES HEADLINING FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:
Oct. 26 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
Oct. 27 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Oct. 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Oct. 31 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Nov. 2 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Nov. 3 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 5 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Nov. 6 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Nov. 7 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Nov. 9 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Nov. 10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Nov. 12 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Nov. 13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov. 15 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 17 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital
Nov. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Live
Nov. 20 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Nov. 23 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave Bar
Nov. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
Nov. 25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Nov. 26 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
Nov. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
Nov. 30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Dec. 1 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Dec.6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda