Watch: Florence and the Machine play new song live

Are Florence and the Machine working on some new music? Fans may not know for sure, but it does look like the group may have a new song floating around. Over the weekend, the Welsh band took the stage at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia where they debuted a brand new song live in front of an unsuspecting audience.

According to a report from NME, halfway through the set, the band launched into a song they had never played before. Some fans, being the best detectives out there, managed to find out via a setlist that the new song’s title is “Moderation.” Considering that frontwoman Florence Welch sings the word moderation several times throughout the three-minute jam, it makes a lot of sense.

Check out the blurry, fan shot video above.

“Moderation” is the first new song from Florence and the Machine since the release of their fourth studio album, High As Hope. The record was released in June of 2018 through Republic Records. The album received mostly positive reviews and peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Currently, the band is in the middle of their Australian / New Zealand tour which will wrap up at the end of January.

Last week, they were confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Governors Ball. The act will headline Saturday, June 1, alongside Major Lazer and the 1975. Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets for the festival are currently available on its website.

Dua Lipa, Ciara, Missy Elliott added to American Music Awards lineup

Dua Lipa, Missy Elliott, and Ciara have joined an already packed list of performers for this year’s American Music Awards. On Friday (Sept. 28), Dick Clark Productions and ABC formally announced the latest additions to their top 20 radio-centric awards show roster. First-time nominee Lipa will perform her self-titled debut’s latest single “Electricity” while Elliott will reportedly join Ciara for a performance of their joint track, “Level Up.”

Ciara will also reportedly perform “Dose,” the latest single from her upcoming studio album. This year’s performance marks her long-awaited return to the AMA stage; Ciara’s last AMA performance was in 2005.

In addition to the newly added trio, Cardi B., Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign, and Carrie Underwood will also take the stage to perform during the multi-hour show.

Earlier this week, show organizers confirmed plans for a massive performance to honor the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Gladys Knight will reportedly lead the tribute which will also feature Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, and musical director Rickey Minor. The performance will primarily focus on the late singer’s gospel roots and her 1972 album, Amazing Grace.

The 2018 American Music Awards will be hosted by blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross and will air live on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

A Day to Remember to receive keys to their hometown

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

When you write a song with lyrics like “I hate this town/it’s so washed up,” it’s only natural that listeners would assume how much you despise the town you were born/raised in. For A Day to Remember, it looks like things have changed since the release of “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” off of 2010’s What Separated Me From You. On Tuesday (Feb. 14), the Florida-founded band announced on Instagram that they will be given the key to their hometown of Ocala on Saturday, March 18.

“Incredibly excited to be getting the keys to our hometown, the city of Ocala,” writes the band. Along with the caption is a picture of frontman Jeremy McKinnon holding a sign that says “City of Ocala”; a screenshot from the band’s music video for “City of Ocala.  In addition to being given the keys to the city, the group has also announced that they will perform a hometown show on the same day. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and cost $10. On the day of the show, the price will increase to $15.

A Day to Remember’s hometown show will kick off Ocala’s “Feel Downtown LIVE” concert series which will take place at Tuscawilla Park’s outdoor stage. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the concert series, head on over to the event’s website here.

A Day to Remember’s 2016 was a massive one for the group. They released Bad Vibrations, their sixth studio album, and tour behind it extensively. Last summer/fall, ADTR hit the road alongside The All-American Rejects and Blink-182 for Blink’s “California” summer tour. Check out our recap and photos from the West Palm Beach stop of the tour here.

Listen to Thrice’s acoustic version of ‘Black Honey’

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It’s been a few months since Thrice released their new album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, and began touring behind the new release. Now, three months after the record hit stores, the band has given fans the chance to watch an exclusive acoustic performance of “Black Honey.” On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the official video of frontman Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi performing the acoustic version of the track was uploaded onto YouTube by Sixthman.

The original performance took place on June 10 at Sixthman’s offices in Atlanta, but has just been uploaded onto the video-sharing site. In addition to “Black Honey,” the duo also performed other tracks as part of the Sixthman Sessions; a series created to celebrate Sixthman’s 15-year anniversary as industry leaders in music festivals at sea. Watch the performance below.

Thrice has been keeping busy since the release of To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. Earlier this summer, they embarked on the first leg of their North American tour for the album. Currently, they are across the pond, touring, and will return in mid-September for the second leg of their North American tour.

The second leg of the tour is set to kick off on Sept. 15 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and wrap up a little under a month later on Oct. 8 at the Norvo in Los Angeles, CA. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THRICE FALL TOUR DATES:

Sept. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Sept. 16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Sept. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sept. 22 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Sept. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept. 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sept. 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sept. 28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sept. 29 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sept. 30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Oct. 04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 05 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct. 06 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct. 07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

Watch Fall Out Boy Go “Motownphilly” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Fall Out Boy and Boyz II Men?

If you’re confused at the moment don’t be. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! both the Chicago-based band and the Philadelphia R&B vocal group hit the stage together all thanks to the late night program.

Over the past few Mondays, the late night show had been participating in something called “Monday Mashups.” The mashups would include two unlikely bands/artists coming together to perform a song. The catch? They’re names are the only thing that can tie them together. On Monday (Nov. 30), Fall Out Boy had revealed they would be performing with Boyz II Men on the show, but kept the rest quiet.

Turns out, the two groups participated in a cover of the Philly band’s hit song, “Mowtownphilly.” Check out the performance below.

Fall Out Boy recently released Make America Psycho Again, a remixed version of their recently released record, American Beauty/American Psycho. While there are currently no plans for a brand new album, the four-piece will be hitting the road in early 2016. Dates for the “WINTOUR” can be found here.

The Used Announce Two-Night Shows for Upcoming Anniversary Tour

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If you’re a big fan of The Used (like we are here), then the band’s recently released news is going to make your teenage heart skip a beat. Taking to social media on Tuesday morning (Nov. 17), the Utah-based band announced that in honor of the 15th anniversary of their formation, they will be hitting the road. But this tour is not going to be like any other “anniversary tour.”

The band unveiled that instead of spending one night in one city trying to create a set list that features as much of their discography as they can, they will just make it a two-night event. On the first night, they will perform their debut, self-titled record in full. Then, on the second night, they perform their sophomore album, In Love and Death, in full.

In addition to the tour which will begin on April 5, 2015 at the Showbox in Seattle, WA, the band will also be releasing a CD/DVD titled The Used: Live & Acoustic at the Palace. Pre-orders for the acoustic CD/DVD are currently available on the band’s website. The album is set to be released on April 1, 2016, but those who order tickets for the tour will get a copy.

Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages will go on sale beginning today at 2 pm local time. General ticket sales will begin this Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 am local time.  The official posters for both the North American leg of the tour and the European leg can be seen below.

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Demi Lovato Takes Fans to “Church” with Hozier Cover

While Demi Lovato has become known for her radio-ready pop hits which also have a bit of an edge, sometimes it’s hard to remember that the singer actually has a really good voice, unlike many of the so-called singers that populate many of the radio stations.

On Wednesday, the “Cool for the Summer” singer made an appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where she performed a couple of songs. While at the lounge, she did a cover of Hozier’s massive hit, “Take Me to Church” proving that when she’s all about the song rather than the over the top performance, she can give anything a little bit of soul.

While speaking to Live Lounge’s Clara Amfo, Lovato admitted her own appreciation for the song that doesn’t seem to fit the top 20 mold, which we admit, we love (and sounded amazing when we saw Hozier live).

“It’s not your typical pop song. I think I even tweeted ‘Thank God somebody put this on the radio because this is incredible music,” Lovato told Amfo.

Check out the video of Lovato’s cover of “Take Me to Church” below and her toned down version of “Cool for the Summer” here.

Lovato’s new album, Confident, which will feature “Cool for the Summer” is set to be released on Oct. 16 through Hollywood Records. Confident is the follow-up to 2013’s Demi.

Lamb of God Bring the Circle Pit to Late Night

Have you ever seen a circle pit form during a performance on a late night talk show? Well, if you haven’t (we are the first to admit that we’ve never seen it happen), then there’s definitely a first time for everything.

During their late night performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lamb of God fans got so into the band’s two performances that they started a circle pit. In the video for “Still Echoes” you can see a man in a suit get pushed into the pit which is definitely a “what the…?” moment. Check out the band’s performances of “512” and “Still Echoes” from their recently released album, VII: Sturm und Drang below.

Lamb of God is currently on Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand Tour” which is slated to end next Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston. Tonight, the tour will invade the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The remaining tour dates can be seen below.

SLIPKNOT’S SUMMER’S LAST STAND TOUR:

8/28 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/1 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/2 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Watch Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley Return to the Stage

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It’s been over a year since Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was admitted to the hospital for kidney and liver failure due to all the years of alcohol abuse and it looks like the time as well as the assistance from some unlikely friends, has helped the singer recover. 

During the weekend, Whibley and his side band, Deryck Whibley and the Happiness Machines, played two shows in California; a kind of welcome back. Thanks to several audience members, footage from the Santa Ana show have already been posted online showing a less frail Whibley on the stage, singing some of Sum 41’s biggest songs.

Check out several videos from the group’s show at The Observatory at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. 

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Late last week, former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way revealed on Instagram that he had been asked to join Whibley and the rest of the group, during the three shows in California.

As for the Sum 41 camp, the Canadian band will reportedly make their “comeback” later this month when they take the stage at the second annual Alternative Press Music Awards in Cleveland. 

Watch Brandon Flowers Cover “Bizarre Love Triangle” With Bernard Sumner

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Last week, Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers welcomed Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde on stage to perform her group’s 1986 single, “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and his own song, “Between Me And You” while performing at the O2 Arena in Brixton.

After many rumors and eventually a confirmation thanks to people present at the rehearsals, Flowers continued this by bringing New Order frontman, Bernard Sumner on stage to cover the New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” at the Manchester Academy.

Watch the complete video of performance here.

This is not the first time Flowers has covered the song, he did so back in 2009 with The Killers. This also isn’t the first time Flowers has performed with Sumner; they performed together back in 2005 and many times after. The different with this performance is that it’s the first time Flowers has played with anyone from the 80s group since he revealed earlier this month that he was recording with them for their new album.