The 1975 delay ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ release date, unveil new single and upcoming tour itinerary

Warning!

We finally have some new music from the 1975…and it only took a couple of months.

On Thursday (Jan. 16), the British band appeared on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 Show to debut their latest single “Me & You Together Song.”

The upbeat tune matches the lyrics which finds our narrator (Matty?) talking about falling in love with a girl who just so happens to be his best friends. Throughout the track, we hear him sing about it being okay that she doesn’t want to ruin their friendship but how he has had dreams of a future together with this unknown woman.

And yes, he even makes reference to how people think he’s gay and also apologizes for acting queer (dude, you do you).

As some fans have pointed out, “Me & You Together Song” sounds like it could have easily found a home in a 2000s coming-of-age teenage film (not that we’re complaining).

Listen to “Me & You Together Song” above.

“Me & You Together Song” is the fourth single off Notes on a Conditional Form.  It joins their traditional “The 1975” track, “People,” and “Frail State of Mind” on the forthcoming studio effort.

Earlier this week during an Instagram Live session, Healy revealed that the album’s release date was once again pushed back.

The bad news: The album is due out in late April.

The good news: They will drop a new song a month until the album is out.

Notes on a Conditional Form will no longer be released on Feb. 21; it will now see an April 24 release date (if we’re lucky).

Because having to wait an extra couple of months for an album that was due out last year sucks, the 1975 have also unleashed a slew of tour dates for April, May, and June.

The cross-continent excursion begins on April 27 at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion in Houston. It concludes a month-and-a-half later on June 11 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. local time. If you want to get ahead of the game, you can pre-order Notes on a Conditional Form to gain first dibs on tickets.

Phoebe Bridges and beabadoobee will open for the 1975 throughout the excursion.

Because seeing the 1975 wasn’t enough, the group has also revealed that they will plant a tree for every single ticket sold.

Talk about doing some good for the world.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

THE 1975 SPRING 2020 TOUR DATES:

April 27 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 29 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
May 02 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
May 03 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
May 05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
May 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 08 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
May 11 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 13 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
May 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
May 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
May 19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
May 21 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
May 23 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
May 26 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 29 – Hanover, MD @ The Hall At Live! Casino And Hotel
June 02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
June 03 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
June 05 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 06 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
June 08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
June 09 – Miami, FL Bayfront @ Park Amphitheater
June 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center

‘Everyone’s a star’ in Green Day’s music video for ‘Oh Yeah!’

Can you believe it’s been four months since Green Day announced a new studio album, a massive tour, and gave us a few new songs to jam out to?

Yeah, neither can we.

Now, the iconic pop-punkers are back to give us another new track from their impending record.

On Thursday (Jan. 16), the California rockers finally unleashed the music video for their latest single “Oh Yeah!” Clocking in at a little over three minutes, the clip primarily features people who are obsessed with their cell phone whether it’s driving and texting (frontman Billie Joe Armstrong becomes a victim of that), being on your phone while the television plays in the background (we’re guilty of that), or being in a bathroom and recording yourself, we can relate to some of these people on some level.

But the video is not just a social commentary on this obsession. We also see some other things happen like a guy cheating on his girlfriend via text, a couple getting their kink on, a bodybuilder oiling himself up, and the band playing different characters (Billie Joe is just a dude, Mike Dirnt is the worst security guard ever, and Tré Cool is Ron Burgundy).

Yeah, we’re just going to say that it’s a weird music video, but at this rate, do we really expect anything less from Green Day?

Check out the music video for “Oh Yeah!” above.

“Oh Yeah!” is the third single off the band’s (lucky) 13th studio effort. Father of All… has already produced two previous singles “Fire, Ready, Aim” and the album’s title track “Father of All…” The forthcoming release is due out Feb. 7 via the band’s longtime home of Reprise Warner.

Back in September, Green Day announced a massive summer 2020 tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Fittingly named the “Hella Mega Tour,” the lengthy outing will include shows in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada during the summer months of 2020.

The multi-country excursion kicks off on June 13 at La Defense Arena in Paris and concludes on Aug. 29 at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The full tour itinerary can be found here.

Grouplove confirm the release of ‘Healer,’ plot a North American spring tour

A week after starting the new year with a new song, Grouplove has confirmed that they officially have a new album coming out later this year.

On Wednesday (Jan. 15), the Los Angeles-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their fourth studio album. Titled Healer, the record is due out March 13 through Canvasback Music and Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available for purchase here.

Healer is the follow-up to 2017’s Big Mess.

To promote the new album, the band will hit the road for a cross-country trek. Dubbed the Healer tour, the excursion will include stops in major markets such as San Diego, Sacramento, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Baltimore, Charlotte, and more.

The tour kicks off on March 18 at the Meow Wolf in Santa Fe and concludes two months later on May 21 at Iron City in Birmingham. Le Shiv will open for Grouplove during the March and April stops of the tour while Jealous of the Birds will open during the May shows.

Additional dates will be added to the newly announced itinerary at a later time.

Grouplove is teaming up with the Ally Coalition for the Healer tour. The Ally Coalition will work with the band to bring organizations that support at-risk LGBTQ youth to each show. They will also be joined on the road by HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that promotes participation in democracy through music, culture, and digital media.

Artist and Songkick pre-sales begin this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales for the springtime outing go on sale this Friday, Jan. 17.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below.

GROUPLOVE HEALER TOUR 2020:

March 18 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
March 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
March 23 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
March 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
March 25 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
March 27 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
March 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
March 31 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

April 1 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
April 3 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
April 4 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
April 9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
April 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
April 11 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
April 13 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
April 15 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

May 7 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
May 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
May 9 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 12 – Providence, RI – The Strand
May 13 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
May 16 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 17 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
May 20 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
May 21 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

Mandy Moore announces March release date for ‘Silver Linings’

Mandy Moore is returning to her roots…well sort of.

On Tuesday (Jan. 14), the musician-turned-actress announced plans to release the long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Amanda Leigh. Titled Silver Linings, the new record is due out March 6 through Verve Forecast. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Moore’s website.

Silver Linings was produced by Mike Viola (who also produced Amanda Leigh). The forthcoming release features Moore’s husband Taylor Goldsmith as well as Rilo Kiley’s Jason Boesel.

In conjunction with the album’s announcement, Moore has released the music video for its latest single “Save a Little for Yourself.”

“Sometimes writing a song feels like giving myself the advice I know I need the most, and it’s often the hardest to heed,” Moore said in a press statement about the newly-released song.

“It makes the song almost a mantra of sorts—something I know I’ll continue learning because it bears repeating. ‘Save a Little for Yourself’ is sort of the other half of a love song that we don’t always talk about or acknowledge. Sure, we should open ourselves up, let people in and love them as wholly as possible, but none of that carries any water if we’re not taking care of ourselves first and foremost. It might not be as romantic, but it’s an equally important part of the equation.”

Watch the music video for “Save a Little for Yourself” above.

Silver Linings has already produced two other singles. “When I Wasn’t Watching” was released in September while “I’d Rather Lose” was released in November accompanying her tour announcement.

In support of the new alum, Moore will hit the touring circuit off and on throughout the first half of the year. Her upcoming outing kicks off on March 20 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh and wraps up on May 9 at the Gothic Theatre in Denver. The full list of dates can be found here.

Before embarking on her cross-country trek, Moore will perform at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on four separate nights (Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8).

SILVER LANDINGS TRACKLIST:

1. “I’d Rather Lose”
2. “Save a Little for Yourself”
3. “Fifteen”
4. “Tryin’ My Best Los Angeles”
5. “Easy Target”
6. “When I Wasn’t Watching”
7. “Forgiveness”
8. “Stories Reminding Myself of Me”
9. “If That’s What It Takes”
10. “Silver Landings”

Pearl Jam to release their 11th studio album in late March

After a long (and we mean long) break from releasing new music, Pearl Jam is back!

On Monday (Jan. 13), the iconic rock band announced plans to release their 11th studio album later this year (yes, you read that right, 11!). Titled Gigaton, the forthcoming record is due out March 27 through Monkeywrench/Republic Records. Pre-orders for the new album are available for purchase here.

Gigaton’s lead single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” will reportedly be released within the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed). No word on when fans should expect the album’s full tracklisting.

Josh Evans and Pearl Jam produced the album.

Gigaton is the follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-Award winning Lightning Bolt.

“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement.

“It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness, and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

As if a new set of jams wasn’t enough, Pearl Jam also revealed that they will be taking the tunes on the road for a short, springtime outing. The 16-stop North American trek will find the group performing at venues across the continent throughout March and April to promote the album.

The tour kicks off on March 18 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and concludes a month later with a two-night engagement (April 18 and 19) at the Oakland Arena in Oakland. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

Just because Pearl Jam decided to take a lengthy break in between albums doesn’t mean the group has been quiet. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll in 2017, released several concert films (“Let’s Play Two” and “Live at the Garden”), and even surprised fans with a standalone single in 2018 (“Can’t Deny Me”).

PEARL JAM GIGATON SPRING 2020 TOUR DATES:

March 18th – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20th – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22nd – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
March 24th – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
March 28th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 30th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
April 2nd – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
April 4th – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 6th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 11th – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
April 13th – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
April 15th & 16th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
April 18th & 19th – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

Listen: Evanescence give a Fleetwood Mac classic an operatic spin

Evanescence is back and giving us a new spin on a classic song.

On Thursday (Jan. 9), the Arkansas-founded band released their version, and the accompanying music video, for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic track “The Chain.” The remake finds the group taking the 1977 tune and making it their own by adding their signature dramatic and operatic flare (like you expected anything less from Amy Lee and company?).

“This cover was so fun to make. We love Fleetwood Mac and wanted to paint a dark and epic picture with our take on ‘The Chain,’” the band said in a post.

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version, and even made everyone in the band sing by the end of it! We’re beyond excited to share this with our fans, and I’m really looking forward to playing it live.”

The updated version of “The Chain” is featured in the trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ latest entry of their massively popular “Gears of War” series, “Gears 5.”

Watch the post-apocalyptic music video for “The Chain” above.

Evanescence’s 2020 is already shaping up to be a busy one. The group is scheduled to appear at the Download Festival in Tokyo at the end of March and then hop on over to Europe for their joint Worlds Collide tour with Within Temptation.

After spending most of April on the European touring circuit, the act will return to North America for two headlining gigs (The Fillmore in Minneapolis on May 14 at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus on May 15) and an appearance at the Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival.

Evanescence’s upcoming tour itinerary can be found here.

Evanescence’s last studio album was their symphonic album Synthesis, which was released in 2017.

The 1975 reschedule February 2020 tour dates for October 2020

If you live in Europe and were pumped to see the 1975 in the spring, then we have some bad news for you guys.

On Wednesday (Dec. 11), the British band made the disheartening news that due to complications with their upcoming new album, their European tour set for February 2020 will now happen in October.

“Due to the time needed to complete the recording of the upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form, we have made the decision to move the 1975’s EU tour from February 2020 to October 2020,” the band posted on social media.

All tickets purchased for the February dates will remain valid. For those who will not be able to attend the newly rescheduled shows (because life does happen after all), refunds will be available at the original point of purchase.

The newly rescheduled tour dates include gigs in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Milan, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo.

In addition to the postponed dates, the foursome has also added four new stops to the rescheduled itinerary: Oct. 8 at Le Zénith in Paris, Oct. 21 at Stodola in Warsaw, Oct. 23 at Gasometer in Vienna, and Oct. 26 at Saku Surrhall in Tallinn.

While a slew of the band’s European shows was rescheduled, it looks like they will still appear at Australia’s Laneway Festival and headline their United Kingdom shows.

The 1975’s much-anticipated new album Notes on a Conditional Form is due out Feb. 21, 2020, through Dirty Hit / Interscope. Pre-orders are available for purchase here.

The band’s full statement about the postponed shows can be read below:

Due to the time needed to complete the recording of the upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form, we have made the decision to move The 1975’s EU tour from February 2020 to October 2020.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that everyone can make the new shows.

We understand that this will be a cause of upset, but rest assured the delay will make for the best shows possible.

Thanks in advance for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in October.

All original tickets remain valid. For all those who cannot make the new dates, you will be able to get refunds at your original point of purchase.

The Used plot intimate-venue tour for early 2020

A new song and a new tour? 2020 is shaping up to be a good year if you’re a fan of the Used.

On Tuesday (Dec. 10), the Utah-founded band announced plans to embark on a short United States-centric outing. Unlike their previous tours, this one will be a little different with the foursome performing at intimate venues across the country.

The early 2020 excursion kicks off on Jan. 21 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, and wraps up a month later on Feb. 22 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix. The month-long tour journey includes stops in Los Angeles, Sacramento Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas, the band’s hometown of Salt Lake City, and more.

“We are incredibly excited to announce we’ll be kicking off 2020 with a very special US tour for all the hardcore Used fans!” the band posted on Instagram.

“These shows are in some of the smallest rooms we’ve played in over a decade and will be unlike any other Used show you’ve seen.”

Pre-sales begin this Wednesday, Dec. 11. To get first dibs on these limited pre-sale passes, you need to sign up on the Used’s website for access. General ticket sales begin this Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Dragged Under will hit the road alongside the Used throughout the upcoming tour.

Last week, the group surprised fans with a brand new song titled “Blow Me.” The track features Fever 333 frontman Jason Aalon. Listen to “Blow Me” above, while the list of tour dates can be found below.

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Coldplay to postpone all touring plans until it’s ‘environmentally beneficial’

A new album from Coldplay means a brand new tour is on the horizon…right?

Nope. Not at all.

On Thursday (Nov. 21), the Brtish band revealed that they will not embark on a tour in support of their new studio effort until they can reduce their environmental impact.

During a recent interview with BBC News, frontman Chris Martin made the surprising announcement.

“We’re not touring this album. We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial,” the singer explains to the publication.

“Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.”

He continues: “The hardest thing is the flying side of things. But, for example, our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic, to have it largely solar-powered. We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around, so it’s not so much taking as giving?”

It’s quite an ambitious feat, but when you’re one of the biggest bands in the world, nothing is ever really that impossible.

Coldplay is set to release their eighth studio album, Everyday Life, this Friday (Nov. 22). The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams was previously revealed to be a double album, one side titled Sunrise and the other titled Sunset.

To coincide with the album’s release, Coldplay previously announced that they will join forces with YouTube Originals for two exclusive performances.

Titled “Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan,” the event will stream live from Jordan on Nov. 22, the day of the album’s release.

The quartet’s performance will be divided into two sessions; Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise album will be performed at 4 a.m. GMT, while Sunset will take at 2 p.m. GMT. The full stream will be available here.

Earlier this week, the group unleashed two more songs from the forthcoming record, “Daddy” and “Champion of the World.”

We Came As Romans plot ‘To Plant a Seed’ ten-year anniversary tour

The good news.

We Came as Romans are hitting the road next spring to celebrate their debut album’s tenth anniversary.

The bad news.

This will be the last time you will see any of those tracks on their setlists.

On Tuesday (Nov. 19), the Michigan-founded band announced plans to embark on an anniversary tour to celebrate the decade since they unleashed their debut album, To Plant a Seed. Dubbed the To Plant a Seed 10-Year Anniversary tour, the group will perform at venues across the continent throughout March and April 2020.

The newly announced gigs will include stops in St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and more. The over-a-month-long trek will kick off on March 5 at the House of Blues in Chicago and conclude on April 11 at Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan.

In a post about the forthcoming outing, guitarist Joshua Moore announced that this will be the last time that any track from To Plant a Seed would grace their setlists.

“Over the course of 10 years, we’ve released four other albums, and we’re even working on a fifth! With that being said, we are going to be throwing these songs into the vault of old WCAR — and retiring them from all future setlists after this tour.”

The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker will join We Came as Romans during the springtime outing.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

Things have been relatively quiet for We Came as Roman since the untimely death of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone in 2018. Earlier this fall, the group unleashed two new songs, “Carry the Weight” and “From the First Note.”

Their last studio effort was 2017’s Cold Like War.