Modest Mouse Extend 2015 Tour Dates

When Modest Mouse announced they would finally be releasing the follow-up to 2007’s hit record, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, (also known as Strangers to Ourselves) we don’t think anyone anticipated that their 2015 would be booked solid for the majority of the new year.

As if the previously released tour dates weren’t enough, the band have now added a slew of music festivals to their 2015 itinerary. Newly added festivals include: Boston Calling, Bonnaroo,Rock the Garden, Mo Pop, Firefly, Austin City Limits, and many more.

Check out the full list of additions as well as the previously announced stops below.

MODEST MOUSE 2015 TOUR DATES:

05/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
05/14 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
05/16 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
05/17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
05/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
05/21 – Bethlehem, PA @ ArtsQuest Center
05/23 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/24 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Onmegang*****
05/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling*****
06/06 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*****
06/07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater*****
06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo*****
06/19 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival*****
06/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Rock the Garden*****
06/26 – Odense, DK @ Tinderbox Festival
06/27 – Norrkoping, SE @ Bravalla Festival*****
06/28 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik | Parken*****
06/30 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle*****
07/01 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/03 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivolivredenburg*****
07/04 – London, UK @ Calling Festival*****
07/05 – Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
07/07 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
07/08 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
07/09 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
07/10 – Dublin, IE @ The Helix*****
07/12 – Perth, UK @ T in the Park
07/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music and Arts Festival*****
07/19 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
07/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/25 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival
07/26 – Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival*****
08/15 – Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival*****
08/18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Villa Hispana*****
08/19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater*****
08/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl*****
08/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery*****
08/23 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW*****
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits*****

*****— Newly added tour dates

The Grateful Dead Say “Fare Thee Well” with Final Shows

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There are only a handful of bands that have been able to make it to the 50th anniversary of the creation of the group and the Grateful Dead are making sure to celebrate it with the people who helped get them there; the fans.

2015 will mark the 50th anniversary since the inception of the Grateful Dead, and the surviving members will be giving fans three days to come out and celebrate with them at Chicago ‘s Soldier Field.

The three shows will take place July 3-5, almost 20 years after the band’s last performance with their late singer, Jerry Garcia, which also took place at Soldier Field. In place of Garcia, the remaining members of the band have enlisted Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio, to take the role of singer during those three days.

For those hoping that this will lead to the Grateful Dead heading out on the road for a trip down memory lane, the band have already said that it’s unlikely the band will embark on a tour.

“These will be the last shows with the four of us together,” said guitarist Bob Weir.

Reportedly, Bonnaroo had offered the surviving members of the band almost $3 million to headline this year’s festival, but they decided that they wanted to celebrate the “gold” anniversary by doing their own thing for fans.

Fan club pre-sale tickets will take place on Feb. 12 and 13 with public ticket sales beginning on Feb. 14.
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Coachella Organizers Reveal Long-Awaited 2015 Line-Up

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Following a few months of speculation and predictions, the line-up for this year’s Coachella has been revealed.

The festival organizers took to Twitter to break the new in which they wrote, “For those about to RT.” A photo was attached to the tweet which contained the full line-up of all the artists who will take the trip to California in April.

Performers for the two weekend-long festival will include: AC/DC, Jack White, Brand New, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, Fitz and the Tantrum, Marina and the Diamonds, LIGHTS, Andrew McMahon, and many, many more.

Check out the full, and pretty lengthy, list below.

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio during two consecutive weekends in April. The first weekend will take place April 10-12 while the second weekend will take place April 17-19.

The Wonder Years to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary with Three Hometown Shows

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It might be hard to believe, but The Wonder Years will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of being a band in 2015. In honor of their anniversary, or birthday, the group have decided to celebrate by performing three anniversary shows.

Like Brand New did in the past, The Wonder Years have decided that they will be performing one of their three recent albums (The Upsides, Suburbia, I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing and The Greatest Generation) in its entirety each night of the celebration.

The shows will all take place in their hometown of Philadelphia at Union Transfer on Feb. 6, 7, and 8.

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 14 at 10:00 am EST.
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Check out the band’s lengthy (we aren’t kidding) thank you to the fans and their plan for their tenth including which show will get which album performed.

“Damn. Ten years…for a band that was never planning to play a show, there are a lot of things to write here.

Things that can be said, things that should be said – Is thank you enough? Words are never really going to put it into perspective because The Wonder Years as you know it was never a thing that was supposed to happen. We were going to hang out for a day, maybe write a song or two for fun and then move on with our post-high-school lives. We had other bands. We were going to college. We had plans, but plans change. I remember after our first weekend tour, Kennedy saying something like “What if this band gets signed and starts touring full time?” We all laughed at him. 

A few weeks ago, we got to stand in front of a crowd of 9,000 in Philadelphia and play songs we had written in basements and garages and places that were literally shut down for health code violations. It almost felt like we were crashing a party; like we didn’t belong where we were. It’s a feeling we’ve had a lot. We’re playing with people who are, for all intents and purposes; rock stars. I don’t mean that with any of the negative connotation it carries; I just don’t know what else you’d call Blink-182 or Metallica. These guys are rock stars and we’re the same idiots we’ve always been. We still feel closer to VFW Halls than we do arenas. I think we always will.

We’ve played 25 countries and 45 states. We had a record debut in the top 20 on Billboard’s Top 200 (albeit number 20. It still counts!), but some of our favorite memories are always going to be sleeping on strangers’ floors or lying about flat tires so that we could come to shows late after swimming in the ocean right off the highway.

So, we made it through ten unlikely years as a band and, god dammit, we’re going to celebrate. 

We booked three back-to-back-to-back nights at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. The first night, we’ll play “The Upsides”, straight through. The second night, “Suburbia”. and the third, “The Greatest Generation”. Every night will also feature an encore (whether you want it or not) set of old songs and rarities. Chances are, we’ll play songs that we won’t ever play again, unless we make it to twenty years or something like that.

There will be three day passes if you want to attend all three nights or single day tickets if that’s more your vibe. We’re working on locking in some awesome other bands to celebrate with us and we’ve gotten discounted block rates for hotels for people that want to come from far away for the whole weekend (as mentioned above). We’re also planning to reprint some of our earliest merch designs and have other throwback-centric surprises planned for everyone.

Seriously, we’ve had such an incredible time building this with you for a decade now. We can’t say thank you, enough. It sure as shit wasn’t easy. We certainly fought for it, but you all fought with us every step of the way. We’re never going to forget having to hustle CDs to people at malls for gas money. We’re never going to forget playing your friend’s basement. We’re never going to forget every time a crowd sang along to a song we wrote in our parent’s houses halfway across the world. We’re never going to forget and we’re always going to be grateful. 

Love forever, TWY”

Of Mice & Men Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates

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Bad news has surfaced for fans of Of Mice & Men who happen to live across the pond. The band have announced that they will be cancelling several shows due to frontman Austin Carlile’s health.

The band have been on a major tour since 2014 began, and it looks like the heavy touring might have caught up with Carlile. Early this morning, OM&M posted an update on all their social media accounts explaining that they have been forced to cancel several of their upcoming European tour dates.

The reason behind the cancellation all stems from Carlile and his “unforseen health issues.”

The cancellation means that their appearances at some European festivals including Pukkelpop and Summer Breeze have been scraped. One festival that will not be OM&M-less; Reading and Leeds.

The festival which is slated to take place next weekend (August 22-24) , will not be missing the California band from their line-up.

Read the band’s statement below and wish Carlile a speeding recovery.

Due to Austin having unforeseen health issues we’re unfortunately not going to be able to play the first few festivals of our upcoming tour in Europe while he rests up. This will include our scheduled appearances at Summer Breeze today, Pukkelpop on Friday and Elb-Riot and X-Rockest this weekend. We apologise to our fans in Belgium and Germany who were attending these shows but we will be back soon to make up for this. We are going to be resuming our tour on August 19th in Berlin and all other upcoming shows including Reading and Leeds Festivals are unaffected.

The band’s latest record, Restoring Force was released back in January and reached the number 4 spot on the Billboard 200.

Watch FOX’s Freshmen Show Trailers

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FOX may not be one of the big three networks, you know, CBS, ABC and NBC, but the little brother (or sister) of the network world have given potential audience members something that the other networks have yet to do; a sneak peek at their upcoming freshmen shows.

Last week, during the return of 24, the network premiered the first trailer for their Batman prequel, Gotham. Now, we can add on the trailers for Rainn Wilson’s Backstorm, period-action drama Hieroglyph, reality-competition show Utopia, another show titled Empire, a comedy titled Mulaney and the David Tennant starring Gracepoint based off the BBC’s Broadchurch.

Check all the trailer below and see if anything will have you tuning in this fall.

BACKSTORM:

EMPIRE:

GOTHAM:

GRACEPOINT:

HIEROGLYPH: 

MULANEY:

UTOPIA:

WAYWARD PINES:

 

Coldplay to Perform Six Intimate Shows Worldwide

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Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories isn’t due to be released for another month, but the band have already revealed plans to perform six intimate shows in support of the new tracks. 

The album, which came as a surprise to fans and casual listeners alike when the news broke, is due to be released on May 19. The six shows however, are six intimate show around the world, two which will be in the United States. 

On May 5, the band will play New York’s The Beacon which has a total of 2,900 seats and has seen many famous faces since its opening in 1929. The mother U.S. date will coincide with the album’s release. On the album’s release date the band will perform at the Royce Theater on the UCLA campus which features 1,800 seats and was also opened in 1929. as for tickets, no details have been revealed when the will go on sale. 

The other four intimate show dates will take place in Cologne, Germany on April 25, Paris on May 28, Tokyo on June 12 and their hometown of London on July 1 at the Royal Albert Hall. As for those ticket sales, the Germany show will go on sale on Saturday, April 19.

As for the rest of the dates, a spokesperson for promoter Live Nation said that information on tickets for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list which you can easily join on their website, Coldplay.com.

Silverstein Cancel All Postponed Tour Dates

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Yesterday, we might have gotten a little bit excited to announced that Silverstein would be continuing with their Canadian tour amid the news that guitarist, Paul Marc Rousseau had to undergo emergency abdominal surgery. The band, until then, had cancelled all dates waiting for Rousseau to get better so they could pick up where they left off on their trek. They went so far as to announce that tour dates for next week were still on.

But a lot can change in 12 hours and it looks like those hoping for Silverstein to keep their word about coming back for a make up show for the ones that were cancelled have been left out in the cold. The band announced earlier today on their Facebook that they would have to cancel the rescheduled stops.

A full statement from the band can be read below:

Brand New Add Two More December Shows

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Finally some good news for fans of Brand New who have had nothing but bad experiences with anything related to the band over the past month or so. Today, the band announced that they would be adding two more December dates to their already pre-existing west and east coast shows.

The two additional stops are  December 8 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, and December 22 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.These new stops come after fan started an uproar about ticketing issues that scalpers and other third parties have caused. Attached to the new information is a lengthy statement from the band explaining how these two new dates are for those that are there to see the band; not sell the tickets to make a profit.

In the statement, they also explain that concert goers can bring in two non-perishable canned goods to be entered in raffle to win “an exclusive Brand New artifact”.

Check out the full message from “someone in Brand New” below:

Seasons Greetings.


In the spirit of humanity and togetherness, Brand New are adding a single show to each coast in December. We will be playing one at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on December 8th, and the other at The Bell House in Brooklyn on December 22nd. (Four & Twenty better get baking.)

Fanclub sales through Ducat King start at 12pm Local time TODAY. Additional on sale for Brooklyn will be TODAY at 2pm EST. All of the tickets for LA will be sold through Ducat King.

These shows are smaller, and we are doing everything we can to make sure these tickets end up in the hands of the people who are actually going to jump around with the bands. We are not blind to the ticketing issues these shows have presented, and we are doing everything we can to learn how to best handle these kinds of problems. Because of the short amount of time running up to the scheduling of these dates, solutions are fewer, but we were able to reclaim a number of tickets from third party websites and will soon be releasing them to the public for their original price.
There’s gonna be a barricade front of house at the Troubadour. Don’t know if that’s relevant. I’m just trying to supply all the information here. Didn’t want those with stage crawling aspirations to be disappointed.

Lastly, we will be hosting food drives at all 6 shows this month! We will release the info for which charities will be collecting at each show soon, but for now we want to encourage EVERYONE to bring 2 cans of non perishable food items each, please. When you donate at the show you will receive a raffle ticket to win “an exclusive Brand New artifact”. I don’t know exactly what that means, but I’m sure it will be a signed drum head or poster or something cool like that, and the raffle will happen on site, probably while we are sucking on oxygen tanks in between album sets. Fun.


We hope your Black Friday was full of unbridled spending and pain. Gotta learn to suplex if you want those deals.

We will see you soon,
Someone in Brand New”

Brand New to Perform Four Full Album Shows

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Ladies and gents and fans of Brand New, it has now been confirmed that the band will in fact be going back on tour but before you start making your way to those ticket buying site, you might want to know that as of now, it’s just four dates.

In a statement released by the band which can be read below, they explain that due to having such a good time during their stint on Riot Fest, they have decided to grace four different venues with full album performances just in times for Christmas. They explain that they will be performing two shows on the east coast and two shows on the west coast; sorry middle America (their words, not ours).

Anyways, check out the full message below from Jesse Lacey and company and maybe you should be looking into airplane tickets aside from show tickets.

To our fans and friends,

The recent shows we played around and including the Riot Fests in Colorado and Chicago were such a great time for us and we wanted to thank you all for the response, once again, to our erratic and spontaneous show scheduling. We had so much fun. So much, in fact, that we all decided we would like to do a few more shows before the end of the year.  And since we have been working on some new material, we decided that it would be fun to try to go back and play all of our previous material. 

That’s right, all of it. 

So we have booked 4 shows,  2 on the east coast and 2 on the west (sorry middle America), and we will play two complete albums each night. Since we want to cover everything, we are going to try to include all B-sides relating to each album as well on their corresponding nights. 

The shows will be December 9th and 10th at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, December 20th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, and December 21st at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. This should be a pretty fun venture, and we hope you guys will join us for the fun. 

Today at 12pm Eastern, and then Pacific time a ticket pre-sale will go live on Ducatking. General tickets will go on sale this Thursday.

We hope you are all well, and we will see you soon.

 – Jesse, Vin, Garrett, and Brian.