Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy is releasing his new book, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., next month. In promotion of the forthcoming memoir, Tweedy has announced a short book tour taking place in mid-November, featuring the artist in conversation about his career and the book. Tweedy will make appearances in a few major cities around the country, starting with Brooklyn and continuing through Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and St. Louis before wrapping things up the Wilco home base Chicago.
Morrissey will, in theory, play shows in Southern California, Mexico, and South America beginning on October 31 and culminating in mid-December. For the uninitiated, buying Morrissey tickets is the lowest stakes form of gambling possible, given the odds that he might not even show up. And then, if he does, there’s the chance he’s gonna say something regrettable. Morrissey has canceled shows for reasons ranging from illness, broken heaters at the venue, and the nebulous “logistical circumstances beyond our control.”Assuming the November 1 show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles happens, he’ll be sharing the stage with Joan Jett. He’s also headlining the Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival in Long Beach, California the weekend of November 3.
Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford delivered a moving testimony at last week’s Senate hearing, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Figures from across the music and entertainment industries have been speaking out against Kavanaugh’s nomination a handful of them lead a Kavanagh protest concert dubbed “Bravery Is Contagious” at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Among them were R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, and Amanda Palmer, along with a group of other musicians, writers, activists, film producers, and actors.
A few months back, Smashing Pumpkins started their “Shiny and Oh So Bright” reunion tour with three-quarters of the original band—bassist D’arcy Wretzky infamously is the lone holdout. While that tour just ended last month, the Pumpkins have already announced plans for another mini-tour celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary and, almost certainly, in support of the band’s forthcoming album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. The short trek of shows will begin this month on the 16th at Wembley Arena in London before making stops in Madison, Wisc., Chicago, and San Antonio, Tex. among other cities before bringing things to a close with a show in Phoenix on December 7th. Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun arrives on November 16th.
Longtime Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason has resigned from the band following an allegation of sexual assault. Band members Jónsi Birgisson and Georg Hólm announced the resignation in a brief note posted to Facebook this morning. The allegation against Dýrason emerged last week when artist Meagan Boyd published a description of the alleged assault to Instagram. She writes that she met Dýrason in January 2013 at a club in Los Angeles where the assault happened. You can read his full statement in our music news and blog section. here.
BØRNS will no longer be performing at the All Things Go Fall Classic, the D.C.-based music festival announced in a statement to the press today. The announcement follows allegations of sexual misconduct against the pop singer-songwriter (real name Garrett Borns) that surfaced online recently. Borns has denied the allegations. Last week, two Twitter users gave accounts of meeting Borns at concerts and carrying on social media correspondence with him that eventually led to sexual encounters. “BØRNS will no longer be performing at 2018 All Things Go Fall Classic,” a representative of the festival wrote. “We hope, in all years and especially this one, that the Fall Classic continues to be part of making the music world a better, more equal place.”
Dashboard Confessional have pulled from the remaining dates of the Summer Ever After Tour after releasing a statement in regards to frontman Chris Carrabba’s family emergency. Just a few days ago, Carrabba took to the band’s Twitter to release a statement informing fans that they had to pull from the Boca Raton, St. Petersburg, and Atlanta shows after a family member underwent open-heart surgery. Carrabba encouraged fans to still go see All Time Low and Gnash in St. Petersburg and Atlanta, stating he hoped the band would be back on tour this week.
After announcing their new album and plotting a world tour, Bring Me The Horizon have been pretty busy as of late. Announced this week on the band’s Facebook, the Fever 333 will be joining the band on their headlining run for their U.K. and European dates. The run with the Fever 333 officially kicks off on Nov. 5 in Stuttgart, DE and it wraps up later that month on Nov. 30 in London. The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming album, Amo, out Jan. 11.
Eddie Vedder was the headliner yesterday at the third iteration of his annual three-day music festival, Ohana Fest, in Dana Point, California’s Doheny State Beach. His set weaved together Pearl Jam classics with covers of Bruce Springsteen, Cat Power, Neil Young, and more. For Pearl Jam’s “Better Man,” Vedder brought out Liz Phair, who also performed at the festival that day. Vedder also joined Johnny Marr to play the Smiths’ “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.”
Shinedown announced their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION world tour, kicking off Feb. 20 in Estero, Florida and ending March 20 in Loveland, Colorado. They will be supported by Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria. Shinedown is currently on the road for their co-headlining U.S. tour with Godsmack. The band will head over to headline a U.K./Europe tour Oct. 29.
Any Foo Fighters or Nirvana fans hoping to own a piece of Dave Grohl’s gear will be delighted to learn that he’s auctioning some instruments and equipment off on Reverb. Grohl is parting ways with the gear he used in the making of his recent two-part mini-documentary PLAY, which immortalized the Foo Fighters frontman as he played every instrument on a 23-minute composition also titled “Play.” Beginning on Tuesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 21, fans can bid on instruments and equipment Grohl used in the making of the doc, including items donated by Fender, Gibson, Zildjian, and other brands. The proceeds will go to charities providing music education for children. Auction items can be previewed on the Reverb site, along with photos of Grohl signing the gear.
The American Music Awards will feature a special tribute to Queen, delivered by the scene’s own Panic! At The Disco. The band will perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” Oct. 9 from the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.