Childish Gambino, blink-182, Kacey Musgraves to headline Outside Lands 2019

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Childish Gambino, blink-182, Kacey Musgraves, and Twenty One Pilots are just some of the acts who will make their way to California in early August for the 2019 incarnation of the Outside Lands music festival. On Tuesday (March 26), festival organizers Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents announced the complete lineup for the weekend-long event.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on this year’s roster are The Lumineers, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Lil Wayne, Flying Lotus, Flume, Better Oblivion Community Center, Mavis Staples, Ella Mai, Santigold, Yaeji, Tierra Whack, DJ Koze, Weyes Blood, and more.

Also joining the bill as one of the main headliners is Paul Simon. His appearance at Outside Lands marks the musician’s first show since his farewell tour concluded last year.

In addition to the festival’s genre-diverse lineup, it will also include “world-class art, food, wine and more” as well as “groundbreaking experiences dedicated to cannabis and mind-expanding talks” while also promising “a festival that’s totally original and 100% San Francisco.”

Outside Lands returns to its home at the iconic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco during the weekend of Aug. 9-11. Tickets for the upcoming event go on sale this Thursday, March 28, at 10 a.m. local time here.

For more information about the festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Outside Lands’ website.

For now, the complete lineup for Outside Lands 2019 can be found below.

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Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, the Strokes lead Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes are just some of the big-name acts heading to Illinois this summer for Lollapalooza 2019. On Wednesday (March 20), festival organizers unveiled their genre-diverse and lengthy lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes on this year’s roster are: Childish Gambino, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Lil’ Wayne, 21 Savage, Tenacious D, Death Cab For Cutie, Gary Clark Jr., The Chainsmokers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bring Me the Horizon, Bishop Briggs, AJR, Chevelle, Hayley Kiyoko, The Revivalists, Meek Mill, Rüfüs Du Sol, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Flume, J. Balvin, Hozier, and many more.

According to Billboard, a total of 170 acts will perform on one of eight stages during the weekend-long event.

Four-day general admission and VIP passes for Lollapalooza are currently available on the music festival’s website. Like many major music festivals, Lollapalooza will be offering layaway options for those who may be a little strapped for cash at the moment but still want to experience the insanity.

Single-day passes are currently not available, but according to Lollapalooza’s website, they are “coming soon.”

Lollapalooza will return to its longtime home of Grant Park in Chicago. The four-day event will take place during the weekend of Aug. 1 – 4.

Last year’s Lollapalooza included performances by Vampire Weekend the Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Travis Scott, and more. For now, the full lineup can be found below.

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Twenty One Pilots introduce fans to Ned in ‘Chlorine’

After spending part of the week teasing fans with short footage snippets from their brand new music video, Twenty One Pilots have finally unleashed the full thing. On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the Ohio-founded act premiered the much-anticipated clip for their latest single, “Chlorine.”

The five-and-a-half-minute music video begins with the guys (frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun) in a backyard filling up a dirty pool with water for no real reason at all. As they stand there watching water gather at the bottom of the vacant space, Joseph notices some noise coming from behind a beat-up truck door that’s just lying in the grass.

From behind the item comes a little, green alien-looking thing who goes by the name of Ned. Throughout the clip, Joseph and Dun (mostly Dun) work relentlessly to fill up the pool to Ned’s liking so that he will come out of his hiding space. They go so far as to bring truckloads of chlorine in hopes their little skittish friend will come out of his spot.

After spending all day trying to get Ned out, nighttime falls and the pool is once again vacant with Joseph sitting in it. Ned finally makes his way to Joseph who just sits and looks at him before sharing a cup of what we can only hope is coffee and not chlorine (after all the lyrics are “sipping on straight chlorine.”)

Watch the music video for “Chlorine” above.

“Chlorine” is featured on Twenty One Pilots’ recently released record, Trench. Trench was released in October of 2018, producing several hit singles including “Jumpsuit,” “Nico and the Niners,” “Levitate,” and “My Blood.” The album, the band’s fourth studio effort, was met with mostly positive reviews and commercial success, reaching number one in six countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Twenty One Pilots’ “Bandito” world tour will resume later this month with a two-month trek across Europe. Following that outing, the duo will return to Mexico, Canada, and the United States for the second North American leg of the lengthy jaunt. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Earlier this month, the duo was confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Boston Calling. Twenty One Pilots join Tame Impala, Travis Scott, Hozier, Janelle Monáe, and more on the festival’s ten-year anniversary lineup. The full list of acts can be found here.

Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, Travis Scott lead Boston Calling 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, and Travis Scott are just some of the artists who will make their way to Boston during Memorial Day weekend for the 2019 edition of Boston Calling. On Thursday (Jan. 10), festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the music festival’s ten-year anniversary set to take place later this spring.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s roster are ODESZA, Logic, Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak, Hozier, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lord Huron, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Christine and the Queens, Guster, Pale Waves, and more.

In total, over 50 musicians will take over one of three stages during the weekend-long festivities.

In addition to all the musical acts, Boston Calling will also feature a comedy and entertainment lineup. This year, current and former “Saturday Night Live” cast members such Michael Che, Fred Armisen, and Boston native Jenny Slate will perform at the festival. There will also be some non-comedy performances by the Boston Ballet and a spoken word performance by Imogen Heap.

Boston Calling will take over the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts during the weekend of May 24-26.

Three-day general admission, VIP, and Platinum passes are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing. This offer is only valid for the next 24 hours. After that, prices for passes will gradually increase. Like many music festivals as of late, Boston Calling is also offering payment plans.

For more information about the music festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Boston Calling’s website here. The full lineup for the festival’s ten-year celebration can be seen below.

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Muse, The Killers, Twenty One Pilots to headline iHeartRadio’s ALTer Ego concert

Muse, Twenty One Pilots, and the Killers are just some of the rock bands that will make their way to California in early 2019 for iHeartRadio’s second annual ALTer Ego concert. On Monday (Oct. 1), the media giant confirmed the lineup for their alternative music-centric show. Joining Twenty One Pilots, Muse and the Killers on the newly announced roster will be Weezer, Rise Against, Bishop Briggs, and the Revivalists.

According to a press release, the event will broadcast live across over 70 alternative and rock iHeartRadio stations, giving listeners who couldn’t make it the show the opportunity to hear some of rock’s biggest artists live.

“This has become alternative music’s biggest night,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “Millions of fans will be listening and watching this incredible lineup performing on stage at the Forum.”

“This will be one of the strongest alternative performance lineups to ever appear on one stage,” mirrors Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia.

“It’s such a strong lineup that it’s impossible to refer to any one of these incredible artists as the headliner – in fact, several of the performers have told us that it’s a show they would want to go to even if they weren’t already on the bill.”

Those who would like to attend the event will be given a special 24-hour, pre-sale offer courtesy of Los Angeles alternative radio station, ALT 98.7. ALT 98.7’s pre-sale will begin this Thursday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. PST and conclude this Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. PST. General ticket sales will then begin on Friday at 10 a.m.

iHeartRadio’s ALTer Ego concert will take place on Jan. 19, 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles.

ALTer Ego joins a lengthy list of iHeartRadio concert series including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball concert tour, the newly launched iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, the iHeartCountry Festival by AT&T, and the iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T.

Watch: Twenty One Pilots take fans behind the scenes for ‘Jumpsuit’

It’s been a few months since Twenty One Pilots surprised the Clique by releasing their first post-hiatus song and its accompanying music video, On Thursday (Sept. 6), the duo decided to treat fans to a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to create the music video for Trench‘s lead single, “Jumpsuit.”

The eight-minute clip begins with the music video’s director, Andrew Donoho (“Heathens” “Heavydirtysoul”), explaining how a two-week trip to Iceland and seeing the canyons (where the video was filmed) gave him the desire to film something at that location.

“Two years ago, I did a nice little 15-day trip around Iceland and I was always shocked at the craziness and the expanse of the canyons,” Donoho explains in the video.

“You’ll see it on camera, but in person it’s even wilder because you feel like you’re totally surrounded and enveloped. So I went hiking with some friends and I’ve wanted to film here since.”

As it turns out, after listening to Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun describe the world of Trench, the director knew that it would be the perfect fit to film the album’s music videos at the Icelandic canyons.

“When I kinda heard about the world Tyler and the team had created, I was super pumped because it described to the tee exactly what I had seen here, so it all worked out.”

The clip doesn’t just follow Donoho, it also follows Joseph, Dun, and the rest of the crew who participated in the creation of the “Jumpsuit” music video. Throughout the video, the viewer also watches as Dun gives a tour of different areas in the canyon, but it’s hard to know whether he’s being sarcastic or giving legitimate information. Watch the full clip above and make up your own mind.

“Jumpsuit” is the lead single from Twenty One Pilots’ forthcoming album. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here. Joining “Jumpsuit” on the upcoming record will be previously released tracks “Nico and the Niners,” “Levitate,” and “My Blood.”

Listen: Twenty One Pilots get funky on ‘My Blood’

Twenty One Pilots have returned with another new song. On Monday (Aug. 27), the Ohio-founded duo unleashed a fourth single from their upcoming new studio album. Titled “My Blood,” the tune is unlike the previous three as it’s a little more funky and upbeat with a killer bassline. But since it is a Twenty One Pilots song, you know that the upbeat, funkiness is just a facade for more serious lyrics.

The almost-four-minute tune is accompanied by a video which shows frontman Tyler Joseph seated in a dark  studio, playing his bass and nodding his head to the new song. Listen to “My Blood” above.

The new song’s debut does not come as much of a surprise for some fans who watch the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month. During one of the many breaks, a commercial for Twenty One Pilots‘ new album played. At first, the commercial features a snippet of “Nico and the Niners,” but it quickly changes to a new songs fans had never heard before (now we know it’s “My Blood”).

“My Blood” will join previously released songs “Levitate,” “Nico and the Niners,” and lead single “Jumpsuit” on Twenty One Pilots’ highly anticipated fifth studio album Trench. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

Trench is the follow-up to the group’s Grammy-winning record, 2015’s Blurryface.

In support of the new album’s fall time release, Twenty One Pilots previously announced plans to hit the road during the final months of 2018 and early months of 2019. The Bandito world tour will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Watch: Twenty One Pilots conclude their ‘Trench’ trilogy with ‘Levitate’

A couple of weeks after treating fans to the second part of their Trench trilogy, Twenty One Pilots have returned with series’ final video. On Wednesday (Aug. 8), the Ohio-founded act premiered the music video for their latest single, “Levitate.” Taking to Twitter, the band posted a simple message to fans accompanied by the official link to the new video.

The two-and-a-half-minute clip picks up right after the “Nico and the Niners” video. Frontman Tyler Joseph is finally safe from the red-hooded bishop (Dema) thanks to the rescue efforts of his bandmate Josh Dun and his merry group of yellow and olive-green dressed saviors (the Banditos).

Dun and the Bandito crew take Joseph to their dystopia campground where the area is lined with cloth tents, a charred car, and a group of people decked out exactly like the rescue crew. While entering the campgrounds, the viewer watches as Joseph’s welcome consists of the Banditos taping bright yellow tape on his shirt, confirming that he is now a part of them.

Throughout the clip, the viewer also watches as other members of the Bandito crew begin to shave Joseph’s hair. For the musician, this act could be him getting rid of something that kept him connected to his former life as an unwilling member of the Dema.

While the rest of the video features Joseph and Dun performing the song as well as shots of a vulture randomly flying, the video takes an unexpected turn when a dark figure arrives and abducts Joseph right in front of a campfire. Watch the music video for “Levitate” above.

The music video’s release comes a few hours after “Levitate” and an alleged Trench tracklist leaked online. At the time of the leak, fans were quick to speculate that either Joseph or Dun was behind it. As per a fan-run Twitter account, it turns out that Jay-Z’s streaming site, Tidal, reportedly leaked the new song before its intended release. Though the music streaming site was quick to pull the song down, a highly anticipated new tune is not something you can hide from the Skeleton Clique.

“Levitate” will join “Nico and the Niners” and “Jumpsuit” on Twenty One Pilots’ forthcoming album. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Trench is the follow-up to the group’s Grammy-winning record, 2015’s Blurryface.

In support of the new album’s fall time release, Twenty One Pilots previously announced plans to hit the road during the final months of 2018 and early months of 2019. The Bandito world tour will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Watch: Twenty One Pilots continue the ‘Trench’ trilogy with ‘Nico and the Niners’

Just a few short weeks after confirming the impending release of their fifth studio album with a slew of other good news, Twenty One Pilots have returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (July 26), the Ohio-founded act unveiled the music video for their second single, “Nico and the Niners.” Per the band, the new clip is the second part of their Trench trilogy which began with their lead single, “Jumpsuit.”

The four-and-a-half-minute clip begins some time after the “Jumpsuit” video concludes. Frontman Tyler Joseph is locked up in what looks to be some kind of creepy institution by the red-hooded figure from the first part of the trilogy. In his isolated room, the viewer watches as Joseph paces up and down as if coming up with some kind of plan. Mid-way through his pacing, he decides to pack up his bag and try to escape his captivity.

While Joseph goes about packing his bag, the footage changes to a congregation led by the same red-hooded figure that kidnapped the musician in the first clip. As the congregation gathering is happening above ground, the other group from the first video (the ones dressed in olive green and bright yellow) are seen making their way through a dark tunnel armed with torches.

While making his grand escape, Joseph runs into the group in the tunnel which is led by none other than his band mate, Josh Dun. In true Twenty One Pilots fashion, a drum kit appears and the duo begins to perform. Watch the music video for “Nico and the Niners” above.

“Nico and the Niners” will join “Jumpsuit” on Twenty One Pilots’ forthcoming album. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Trench is the follow-up to the group’s Grammy-winning record, 2015’s Blurryface.

In support of the new album’s fall time release, Twenty One Pilots announced plans to hit the road during the final months of 2018 and the early months of 2019. The Bandito world tour will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Earlier in the week, “Jumpsuit” made history as the fastest-rising alternative song, per Billboard. The honor was previously held by Green Day’s 2009, 21st Century Breakdown single “Know Your Enemy.” Both “Jumpsuit” and “Know Your Enemy” debuted at the number eight spot and reached the top spot in a two-week span.