Tool, Mumford & Sons, The 1975 to headline Boston Calling 2017

It’s starting to look a lot like music festival season is right around the corner. Over the past week, the lineup for Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and many more have been unveiled, giving those in the frigid parts of the country something to look forward to. On Thursday (Jan. 12), Boston Calling was the latest to unveiled their massive lineup.

Headlining the eighth incarnation of the music festival will be Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, The XX, Major Lazer, Weezer, the 1975, and many more. In total, 45 musical acts are scheduled to hit Boston during the Memorial Day weekend event.

“Between our location and lineup, 2017 will undoubtedly be the most exciting Boston Calling yet,” said Boston Calling Events co-founder Brian Appel. “We are really in awe of the support and success the festival has seen thus far, and we are more excited than ever by the future.”

In addition to the musical acts, the festival also announced that they will add a “film experience” curated by Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman. “This year, in addition to its 45 act lineup performing across three outdoor stages, it will add a film experience curated by Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman, along with comprehensive food, drink, and visual arts components.” No word yet on what exactly that entails.

Boston Calling is set to take place during the weekend of May 26-28. This marks the first time the music festival will not take place at its past home of City Hall Plaza. Instead, 2017 will mark the first year the festival takes place at its new home of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. Three-day general admission passes as well as VIP passes are currently available on the music festival’s website. The complete lineup for the three-day event can be seen below.

The xx announce North American tour

The xx’s 2017 is already looking to be a busy one for the trio. On Thursday (Jan. 5), the English band announced a massive North American tour. The 22-date excursion will officially kick off with the band’s recently confirmed appearance at Coachella on April 14. Following a few shows, the band will once again return to Coachella on April 21 for the second weekend of the music festival. After that, they will continue to tour across the country, wrapping up the trek on May 26 at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine.

Their lengthy tour cycle in support of their upcoming third studio album, I See You, will kick off on Feb. 8 at the Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. The group will tour around the world and wrap up the journey during the weekend of Aug. 18-20 with a performance at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands.

The official tour announcement came after the band mailed out free concert tickets to certain fans who pre-ordered I See You. They did a similar thing prior to announcing the European leg of the tour.

I See You is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, Coexist. I See You is set to be released on Friday, Jan. 13, the same day general ticket sales for the North American tour will begin. For now, the complete (and long) list of tour stops can be seen below


02/08 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
02/10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
02/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
02/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
02/14 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
02/15 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
02/17 – Strasbourg, FR @ Zénith
02/18 – Basel, CH @ St Jakobshalle
02/20 – Milan, IT, @ Mediolanum Forum
02/21 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier
02/23 – Vienna, AT @ Marx Hall
02/24 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
02/25 – Berlin, DE @ Arena
02/26 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
02/28 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
03/01 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
03/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
03/04 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
03/05 – Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo
03/06 – Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo
03/08 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/09 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/10 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/11 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/13 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/14 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/15 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
03/17 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
03/23-24 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
03/25 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
03/31 – San Isidro, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
04/01 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/23 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
04/24 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
04/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Arena at UBC
04/28 – St. Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre
04/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
05/01 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
05/02 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Detroit
05/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
05/05 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
05/06 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/08 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
05/09 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
05/10 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
05/14 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
05/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
05/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
05/19 – New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
05/23 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
05/24 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
05/26 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
05/31-06/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/06 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
08/11-13 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/18-20 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival

Coachella 2017 lineup unveiled


The new year has barely kicked off and Coachella has already unveiled their star-studded lineup for the 2017 edition of the music festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 3), the annual California music festival unleashed it’s lengthy and star-studded lineup for 2017. Radiohead will headline both Friday (April 14 and 21) of the event while Beyoncé will headline both Saturdays (April 15 and 22). Kendrick Lamar will close out each Sunday (April 16 and 23) of the shows.

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar maybe the bigger font artists on the band, but a slew of other big names will also perform during the two weekend. The xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Justice, New Order, and many more join the long list of artists taking over Indio, Calif. in late April. The music festival’s official poster with all the musicians scheduled for the event can be seen below.

Coachella 2017 is set to take over the Empire Polo Club during two weekends in April. The first weekend is scheduled for April 14-17 while the second weekend will take place from April 21-23. Advance ticket sales took place last June which allowed buyers to participate in the Coachella payment plan. For those who did not purchase their passes during the advance ticket sales, general passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PST. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Listen to The XX’s ‘Gatsby’ Song


With only two weeks until the highly anticipated The Great Gatsby remake hits theaters and the soundtrack hits the shelves, another one of the songs has made it to the internet.

Last week, Florence and the Machine released their song, “Over the Love,” a few days ago it was Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” and then the 90 second snippet of Beyoncé and André 3000’s attempt at reworking Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.”

Today, we add another song to the ever growing list of released songs from the soundtrack, “Together” by the xx.

Listen to the song right here and tell us what you think:

‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Revealed


Earlier this week it was confirmed that Beyonce and Andre 3000 would be contributing music to the Leonardo DiCaprio starring film which will be released next month. The two would be performing a duet of the Amy Winehouse hit song, “Back to Black.”

Now, the newly released list shows that musicians such as Jack White, Q-Tip, Florence Welch, Lana Del Ray and the xx will also be featured. Jack White will cover U2’s “Love is Blindness” and Emeli Sandé taking on fellow album contribute, Beyonce’s, “Crazy in Love.” The soundtrack will also feature some original songs including the xx’s “Together” and Florence and the Machine’s “Over The Love.”

Watch the trailer for The Great Gatsby including snippets of “Back to Black,” “Young and Beautiful” and “Over the Love” here:


1. Jay-Z – “100$ Bill”
2. Beyoncé and André 3000 – “Back to Black”
3. – “Bang Bang”
4. Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock – “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)”
5. Lana Del Rey – “Young and Beautiful”
6. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – “Love Is The Drug”
7. Florence and the Machine – “Over The Love”
8. Coco O. of Quadron – “Where The Wind Blows”
9. Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – “Crazy in Love”
10. The xx – “Together”
11. Gotye – “Hearts a Mess”
12. Jack White – “Love is Blindless”
13. Nero – “Into the Past”

The soundtrack is set to be released on May 7.