Phoenix to release ‘Ti Amo’ in June

Almost a month after announcing a massive world tour scheduled for this summer, Phoenix has officially confirmed new music. On Tuesday (April 25), the French band revealed that they will be releasing their sixth studio album just in time for their much-anticipated tour. The record will be titled Ti Amo and is set to hit stores on June 9 through Glassnote Records.

During their show this past weekend in Antwerp, Belgium, the group debuted the title track from the record, “Ti Amo.” Watch a fan shot video from the show above. The Belgium show not only gave fans a taste of the new record, it also marked the band’s first live show in three years. The last time they hit the road was back in 2014 in support of their fifth studio album, Bankrupt! The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Earlier this week, the New York Time sat down with the band to discuss the new record. During the sit down guitarist Christian Mazzalai revealed how the album was recorded during a dark period in the group’s hometown of Paris where they were recording the album.

“At some point when we were in the studio, there was a slight sense of guilt. But we were comforted by the idea that the four of us working wasn’t escapism or denial,” Mazzalai said to the publication. “When that became clear, the guilt disappeared.”

Mirroring Mazzalai’s sentiment was Daniel Glass, head of Phoenix’s record label, Glassnote. “I think the record came out of darkness, out of concern,” he begins. “But what’s resulted is this incredibly colorful record. And what we’re hearing from everybody, from KCRW to Apple to Pandora to Spotify, is that they’re loving this record. Because it makes them feel good.” Read the complete New York Times interview here.

Phoenix to embark on massive world tour

It’s been a while since fans have heard anything from team Phoenix, but now, things have changed. On Monday (March 27), the French band announced a lengthy world tour. The upcoming tour will kick off on May 12 at the Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami and conclude on September 30 at the Alexandra Palace in London. Whitney, Lemon Twigs, and Miike Snow will take turns opening for the group during the trek. Whitney will open during the first leg, Lemon Twigs will take over for the second leg, and Miike Snow will wrap open during the final leg of the tour.

In addition to their headlining gigs, the group will also make several appearances at a handful of music festivals including Atlanta’s Shaky Knees, New York’s Governors Ball, Japan’s Summersonic, and many more.

This upcoming tour will be the band’s first tour in almost three years. The last time they hit the road was back in 2014 in support of their fifth studio album, Bankrupt! The tour news comes weeks after the band took to social media to tease new music. Though they haven’t confirmed a new album, there’s only a matter of time before the electro-pop act confirms the release of their sixth studio album.

Tickets for the upcoming tour stops are currently available here while the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


5/12/17 Miami, FL @ Fillmore *

5/13/17 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *

5/14/17 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

5/15/17 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *

6/2/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore +

6/3/17 New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball

6/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival

6/5/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom +

6/7/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks + %

6/11/17 San Diego, CA @ 91x Valley View Casino Center

6/13/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater +

6/14/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl +

6/15/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl +

6/29/17 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival

6/30/17 Marmande, France @ Garorock Festival

7/6/17 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive

7/7/17 Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live

7/8/17 Herouville-St-Clair, France @ Beauregard Festival

7/9/17 Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeenes Festival

7/13/17 Aix-les-Bains, France @ Musilac Festival

7/14/17 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues

7/12-16/17 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival

7/14-16/17 Berlin, Germany @ Melt! Festival

7/20-22/17 Wiesen, Austria @ Out of the Woods

7/22/17 Roma, Italy @ Postepay Rock in Roma

8/11-12/17 Bali, Indonesia @ Sunny Side Up Festival

8/11-13/17 Jakarta, Indonesia @ We The Fest

8/15/17 Manila, Philippines @ Araneta Coliseum

8/18-20/17 Osaka, Japan @ Summersonic Festival

8/18-20/17 Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic Festival

9/2/17 Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic

9/29/17 Paris, France @ AccorHotels Area

9/30/17 London, UK @ Alexandra Palace

* -With Whitney

+ -With The Lemon Twigs

% -With Miike Snow

Governors Ball Music Festival announces 2017 lineup


A day after Coachella unveiled its star-studded and genre-bending lineup, New York City’s Governors Ball has followed suit. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), festival organizers unveiled the complete artists list for the 2017 edition of the weekend-long music festival. As previously reported Tool will headline the event, marking the group’s first official comeback show. The band’s performance confirmation comes after weeks of rumors and speculations. Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Franz Ferdinand, Bleachers, Local Natives, The Strumbellas, Saint Motel and others are just some of the many artists who will also perform during the weekend.

Like previous years, the lineup will include a little bit to satisfy everyone’s music taste. Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Lorde, Charli XCX, Flume, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, Tove Lo, Phantogram,  Rae Sremmurd, The Head and the Heart, Banks and others will also perform at the Governors Ball.

Tickets for the weekend-long event will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 6 at noon, EST. While ticket sales are currently not available, those interested in purchasing passes can take a look at the several options that will be offered on the festival’s website here. Governors Ball will return to its home of Randall’s Island Park during the weekend of June 2-4. For now, the complete lineup for the music festival can be seen below.

Governors Ball Reveal Day to Day Line-Up


One of the biggest festivals to be taking place this Summer is the annual Governors Ball. The three-day festival which is set to take over Randall’s Island, New York City in early June revealed the full lime-up last month with artists such as Outkast, Phoenix, Jack White, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend and many more.

Today, festival organizers revealed just which artists will be taking the stage during the weekend-long festival schedule to happen during June 6-8.


Citi Card pre-sales began at 10 a.m. EST, today, while general sales will begin on Friday, April 4 at noon. Like the official website states, single day tickets are a limited quantity and once they are gone, the only option are the full three-day passes which cost a pretty penny. For more information, check out the Governors Ball’s site.

Bonnaroo Announce 2014 Line-Up


After teasing prospective attendees yesterday that the full line-up for Bonnaroo would not be unveiled until late at night, it has finally arrives.

Festival organizers behind the yearly event that takes place in Manchester, TN, decided to make the unveil a celebration by hosting a simulcast super party called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress and Taran Killam. 

Artist for this year’s weekend-long event will feature: Kanye West, Sir Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie,Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix,Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wiz Khalifa, Disclosure, Cut Copy, The Head and the Heart, Zedd, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Umphrey’s McGee, Ice Cube, Ben Howard and many more.

The full bill can be seen below on the official festival’s flyer.

Bonnaroo will take place during the weekend of June 12-15 at Manchester’s Great Stage Park. Tickets will be available on the Bonnaroo website beginning this Saturday, Feb. 22 at Noon EST.


Stream Jay-Z’s Made in American Festival Live


Jay-Z’s Budweiser Made in America Festival kicks off today for the entire weekend in Philadelphia. For the next two days, performances from the festival will be streamed live over at Youtube or you can go ahead and watch it here for yourselves. Today’s line up consists of Beyoncé, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky, Haim, Empire of the Sun, Deadmau5, and more.

Tomorrow’s line up will be made up of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Miguel, Solange, AlunaGeorge, the Gaslight Anthem, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and others.

Live streaming from festivals have become major trend this year and great for those who unfortunately couldn’t make it out to them or just simply could afford them.  For now, watch the sets from Philly below.

Phoenix Release New Music Video


“Trying to be Cool” might be the name of Phoenix’s music video but that begs the question, are the French electro-rock group trying to be cool in it?

But then again, how hard is it to be cool when you have ladies in bikinis for no reason, guys blowing bubbles, cannons, a Marilyn Monroe tribute, an angry kid playing chess, solo ping pong, and a sweet dance sequence?

Oh yeah, there are also snippets of the band performing but come on.

Anyway, the video can be seen below.

“Trying to be Cool” is featured on the band’s recent release, Bankrupt! which they will be touring for all the way until late November where they will wrap up their world tour in Düsseldorf, Germany.

iTunes Line-Up Revealed


The line-up for the iTunes Festival has officially been revealed and Justin Timberlake, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Primal Scream, and Jessie J have all been included in the 30-day showcase in London.

The concert series which is for free, will be housed at the Roundhouse venue for the entire month of September. Other performers that have been confirmed for the series include 30 Seconds to Mars, Jake Bugg, and Jack Johnson as well as others that have yet to be announced.

At the end of the official announcement, there will be an estimated 60 acts taking part in the festival.

But before you start gathering your camping materials and calling in sick throughout September, tickets for the event are only available for U.K. residents. Those who do live in the U.K. will have to enter at the event’s website and then the tickets will be distributed by a lottery system.

For those not able to attend, Apple will be streaming the entire series online, so don’t feel completely bummed out.

iTunes Festival 2013 Lineup:

September 6 – Queens of the Stone Age
September 7 – Phoenix
September 10 – Jake Bugg
September 16 – Jack Johnson
September 18 – 30 Seconds to Mars
September 20 – Primal Scream
September 23 – Jessie J
September 29 – Justin Timberlake

San Fran’s Outside Lands Festival Line-Up


Another festival, another line-up reveal but this time it’s for San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.

Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more are set to play this year’s Outside Lands Festival, festival organizers revealed yesterday.

But that’s not all, other artists that will be joining this year’s installment of the festival include: Other artists booked for the sixth installment of Outside Lands include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grizzly Bear, D’Angelo, the National, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wavves, Jurassic 5, Youth Lagoon, Gary Clark Jr., Jessie Ware, Foals, Yeasayer, Surfer Blood, Chromatics, Willie Nelson & Family, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Matt & Kim, Camper Van Beethoven, the Men, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Dawes, the Tallest Man on Earth, Band of Horses, A-Trak, Young the Giant.

Tickets for the festival will start to be sold on April 18 at noon PST. A significant portion of the proceeds from tickets will reportedly be donated to San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

Now that’s a way to give back to Mother Nature.

Phoenix Stream “Bankrupt!”


Phoenix are having a heck of a year so far starting with a brand new song and an equally dramatic music video to go along with it. Now they have all these festival dates scheduled for the summer months, so what else could the French band do to make their fans happy?

How about streaming their new album, Bankrupt! in its entirety on iTunes?

To listen to the full album click here and enjoy the ten track album a week ahead of its scheduled release.