Vance Joy gives P!nk’s ‘What About Us’ the acoustic treatment

Vance Joy is about to hit the road for an extensive summer tour, but before he does, he’s giving his fans a little surprise. On Thursday (May 30), the Australian singer unveiled his cover of soon-to-be-tour-mate P!nk’s hit song “What About Us.” Instead of the up-tempo and boppy song featured on the pop star’s 2017 release Beautiful Trauma, Joy went another direction by giving the tune an acoustic spin.

Listen to Joy’s cover of “What About Us” above.

Next month, the musician will join P!nk on her summertime European stadium tour. The upcoming trek will find the artists performing at venues across Europe during June, July, and August.

The trek will include stops in Liverpool, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, and Stockholm. In addition to those dates, the tour will also feature several two-night engagements in major cities including Glasgow (June 22 and 22), London (June 29 and 30), Cologne (July 5 and 6), and Munich (July 26 and 27).

The 28-stop tour begins on June 16 at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam and concludes almost two months later on Aug. 11 at the Malieveld in the Netherlands.

The upcoming tour is in support of Joy’s sophomore effort, 2018’s Nation of Two. The record features two current radio hits “Saturday Sun” and “Lay it on Me” which he named his 2017 tour after.

Joy’s “Lay it on Me” 2017 United States-centric headlining tour sold out immediately after going on sale. Last year’s Nation of Two World Tour found the musician performing at several world-renowned venues even selling out the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.


June 12 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
June 13 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
June 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Johan Cruijff Arena *
June 18 – Dublin, Ireland – RDS *
June 20 – Cardiff, UK – Principality Stadium *
June 22 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park *
June 23 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park *
June 25 – Liverpool, UK – Anfield Stadium *
June 29 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium *
June 30 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium *
July 3 – Nanterre, France – Paris La Defense Arena *
July 5 – Cologne, Germany – Rheinenergiestadion *
July 6 – Cologne, Germany – Rheinenergiestadion *
July 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion *
July 10 – Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena *
July 12 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena *
July 14 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion *
July 20 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy *
July 22 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena *
July 24 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadion *
July 26 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion *
July 27 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion *
July 30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadion *
Aug. 3 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena *
Aug. 5 – Fornebu, Norway – Telenor Arena *
Aug. 7 – Horsens, Denmark – Stadium Casa Arena *
Aug. 9 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins-Arena *
Aug. 11 – The Hague, Netherlands – Malieveld *


Vance Joy to release ‘Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre’ album

Vance Joy may have spent most of the year touring, but for fans who may have not gotten the chance to see him, it looks like the singer is going to give them a little something special. On Friday (Nov. 2), the Australian singer-songwriter unveiled plans to release his Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre album.

The 16-track live album was recorded earlier in the year during his sold out appearance at Colorado’s iconic concert venue, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The show was part of Joy’s epic 83-stop Nation of Two world tour.

According to a press release, the live album will feature “Joy’s amiable storytelling intertwined among 16 songs, including favorites from each of the multi-platinum artist’s albums.”

Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is due out Nov. 16 on all DSPs and streaming services.

Pre-orders for the forthcoming release are available here. All pre-orders will include  an instant download of “Mess is Mine (Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre).”

In addition to the live album, Joy also revealed that he will be releasing a special, limited edition collector’s vinyl. The collector’s item will be released exclusively via Barnes and Nobles and will only be available in the United States. Pre-orders for the vinyls are available here.

After being on the road for most of 2018, Joy will wrap up his lengthy tour itinerary later this month in Europe. Following a short time off, Joy will hit the road once more, this time opening for P!nk during her 2019 European summer tour.

In conjunction with the album news, Joy also released the music video for his latest single, “I’m with You.” Watch the clip above.

“I’m with You” is featured on Joy’s recently released record, Nation of Two.

2015 Governors Ball Announce Daily Line-Ups


It was just last month that New York’s Governors Ball announced their line up for the 2015 edition of the yearly festival. Today, festival organizers gave festival goers (and potential goers) just what they were waiting for; the daily line-up.

Kicking off the festival on Friday June 5, the headliners will include: Florence + the Machine, Drake, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Chromeo, and The Decemberists.

Entertaining guest throughout the day will be Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Charli XCX, Vance Joy, and many more.

Headlining Saturday, June 6, will be Deadmau5, Bjork, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and Flume while acts like Kiesza, Little Dragon, Atmosphere, and more will keep concert goers entertained throughout the Summer day.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, June 7, are The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Hot Chip just to name a few.

Check out the full daily line-up schedule below and make your decision whether to splurge and buy three-day tickets or just go for that one day when your favorite performers is taking the stage,


Single day passes for the three-day festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 20 on the festival’s website. Three-day and VIP passes are currently available for purchase while those who have an account with Citibank will be able to get their pre-sale tickets beginning today at noon.

The fifth annual Governors Ball will take place at its usual home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City.

Boston Calling Announce Spring 2015 Line-Up


While everyone was sucked in by the cool unveil of the Bonnaroo line-up and every possible social media account around, another festival decided to unveil their own line-up as well.

Boston Calling will be holding its first of two annual music festivals during the weekend of May 22-24 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston with many names that seem to be making 2015 the year of their festival appearances.

Headlining the yearly event will be Beck, My Morning Jacket, and the Pixies while sub-headliners will include Tame Impala, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio, and Tenacious D.

Other acts confirmed for the weekend long event include: Gerard Way, Marina and the Diamonds, Vance Joy, Run the Jewels, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminal, Chet Faker, Jungle, The Lone Bellow, and current radio darling, Tove Lo.

Check out the festival’s video announcement below which, for some reason, reminds us of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video. Maybe it’s the fake mustaches?

General admission tickets go on sale today (Wednesday, Jan. 14) beginning at noon on the festival’s website. Early Bird 3-day passes are $160, while those interested in 3-day VIP tickets will be put back $300.


Watch Anthony Green Cover Deftones, Vance Joy

Just a couple of weeks after wrapping up a tour with Circa Survive, Anthony Green headed back out on the road for a couple of days with Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years) and I Can Make a Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November), and Elder Brother for a short holiday tour.

During the Boston stop of the tour at the Paradise on Dec. 26, Green treated the audience to not one, but two covers that evening.

The first of the two songs was a cover of the Deftones’ “Diamond Eyes” from 2010’s Diamond Eyes. The second song was Vance Joy’s “Riptide” from his debut record, Dream Your Life Away.

The “Riptide” cover seemed to be a theme during the holiday tour for Green because there’s footage of him covering the song again during the tour’s stop at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on Dec. 30.

Check out the video of both songs being covered in Boston below.

Green will once again hit the road for his four-day stint fronting Saosin once again. Those upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

Jan 19 – Santa Ana, CA @The Observatory
Jan 23 – Dallas,TX @ Southside Ballroom
Jan 24 – Austin,TX @ Emo’s
Jan 25 – Houston,TX @ House of Blues

KROQ Announces Line Up for 2014 Almost Acoustic Christmas


KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert is about to celebrate a milestone this year; its 25th anniversary.

So how else would you celebrate an anniversary that big than with a massive line-up of artists to take the stage at the yearly event.

The Los Angeles-based radio station announced earlier in the day their line-up which includes U2, System of a Down, the Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, Weezer, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Alt-J, and Incubus.

But, that’s not all. Linkin Park, Rise Against, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Bush, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, and Walk the Moon will also take the stage during the two-day festival.

KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas will take place December 13-14 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Tickets for the show are set to go on sale this Friday, Nov. 14 at Noon PT on Ticketmaster. Tickets for the show can set you back anywhere from $75-$150, but with all those performances, we’re pretty sure it will be money well spent.
For more information about the show, head on over to KROQ’s website.