4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of March 5th


Ever since Kevin Lyman announced in November that the 2018 summer campaign of the Vans Warped Tour would be the final year for the travelling roadshow, we’ve been anxiously awaiting to find out which artists would be featured on the 2018 lineup. The punk rock summer camp’s final lineup features State Champs, Waterparks, Asking Alexandria and more, plus special appearances from All Time Low, the Used, Sum 41 and more. Tickets are on sale now. Dates and full lineup can be found below.




Alkaline Trio
has cancelled their appearance at this weekend’s Self Help Festival in San Bernardino due to Matt Skiba’s throat surgery.












Last week, David Byrne shared a playlist comprised of the music of his collaborators for his forthcoming album American Utopia. Accompanied with this playlist was a tweet featuring photos of his collaborators, all of which happened to be men. Fans were quick to call out the lack of women playing on Byrne’s new record and he responded to the criticism with a statement he posted to Instagram on Monday. “This lack of representation is something that is problematic and widespread in our industry, I regret not hiring and collaborating with women for this album”


Long-running hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold, who are set to hit the road with rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage and Canadian alternative band Three Days Grace in July. Prophets of Rage are touring in support of their self-titled debut album, released this past September, while Avenged Sevenfold’s most recent album is The Stage, released in October 2016. Three Days Grace are set to release their sixth studio album, Outsider, on March 9. The “End of the World Tour” will visit theatres and amphitheatres throughout the U.S. (and Toronto), including Jones Beach Theater outside New York City, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater outside Chicago, and The Forum in Los Angeles. General sale begins at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9



For the first time in five years, the Dirty Projectors are heading out on tour. In support of their 2017 self-titled album, the Projectors will make stops in North America, Europe, and Japan.





Deerhunter is reuniting for a new early summer tour. According to a tour announcement from 4AD, the band will be “debuting both new songs and a new line-up” on the tour dates, which are entirely in Europe except for two kickoff shows in New York City.




Barely three days after the conclusion of a North American tour in support of his 2017 album Carry Fire, Robert Plant has announced yet another string of dates across the U.S. and Canada. The new dates kick off on June 8 in Atlanta, Georgia and conclude at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.



Back in 2003, Ted Leo was still a relatively up-and-coming singer/songwriter. That all changed with the release of Hearts of Oak in February 2003. In celebration of the album that broke their indie stardom, the band has announced several spring two-night engagements across the U.S., making stops in Chicago, D.C., Brooklyn, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The first date in each city will include some warm-up songs, followed by Hearts of Oak in its entirety, while the second night will be the greatest hits set spanning Ted Leo’s career.


Spoon and Grizzly Bear are headed out on a co-headlining U.S. tour in June. They’ll begin June 18 in Boston, make stops in Brooklyn and Westchester County, New York, then head westward from there for a few dates before finishing up June 30 in Minneapolis.


Arctic Monkeys have announced a number of new performance dates in Europe. Kicking things off in Berlin this May, the band will make hit the stage in Rome, Paris, Milan, Copenhagen and more throughout the spring and summer. The band also recently announced that they’d be performing at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival in June, as well as at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware later that month. The band is also rumored to have a new album out this year, and have begun recording the release in a secret location.

It’s been five years since Neko Case’s most recent album, but after spending the last few years collaborating with case/lang/Veirs and The New Pornographers’, Neko Case is finally gearing up to release new material. Now, Case has shared a new teaser video featuring a few tarantulas and a couple seconds of new music. Case has also announced a stretch of new tour dates across the US this summer, touring alongside folk songwriter Ray Lamontagne.


U2 have announced new vinyl reissues of three of the band’s classic records: 1985’s Wide Awake In America EP, 1997’s Pop, and 2000’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind. The reissues have been remastered and pressed to 180 gram vinyl, and each comes with a 16-page booklet with lyrics and photography by Anton Corbijn. All three reissues will be available April 13.



West Coast Against Me! fans are in luck this spring: The band will hit the road starting in the Pacific Northwest this May, headed for the Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas via California and Arizona.





UK artpop group Ladytron have released “The Animals,” their first new music since 2011’s Gravity The Seducer. Ladytron has also announced a Pledge campaign to raise money for a new album. The band plans to release a second single this summer and, with sufficient funding, a new album this fall.



Shinedown has announced select co-headlining tour dates with Godsmack, set to take place this summer. These tour dates kick off July 22 in Detroit and wrap up Sept. 2 in Wantagh, New York.



Johnny Depp joined Stone Temple Pilots on stage this weekend for a performance in Santa Clarita, California. Depp, who plays the guitar, joined the rock band in their performance of “Sex Type Thing



Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will once again be hitting the road together for the “TWINS OF EVIL: The Second Coming” tour. The dates kick off July 11 in Detroit, wrapping up Aug. 29 in Irvine, California. Presale begins March 19, and general tickets go on sale March 24 here.


Breaking Benjamin has dropped a teaser for their upcoming tour, and if the teaser holds to be true, it could be one of the biggest tours of the summer. The band took to Twitter to release a teaser trailer for the tour, giving quick glimpses of not only Breaking Benjamin but Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More and Bad Wolves.