4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of April 16th

Fall Out Boy announced a massive MANIA tour, and they announced the bands that’ll be joining them on each date. The band will be bringing Machine Gun Kelly along for all dates, with a bunch of other favorites for select dates: Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, Against The Current, State Champs, L.I.F.T., and nothing, nowhere. (Plus Rise Against for their special hometown show at Wrigley Field.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Manson announced on Instagram that he will be making a guest appearance at Coachella this coming weekend. The shock-rock veteran will be joining Japanese metal superstars X Japan during their second set of the festival.

 

 

 

Just a year and a half after the release of last January’s Pure Comedy, the always interesting Father John Misty will unveil his new album, titled God’s Favorite Customer. The record is out June 1 on Sub Pop.  It will contain the single “Mr. Tillman,” which dropped back in February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Bowie lived in the Soho district of New York City for a good portion of his life. Currently, his sprawling and celebrated David Bowie Is exhibit, which has toured the world, is being housed at the Brooklyn Museum. The combination of these two things has resulted in the Soho subway station at Broadway-Lafayette being outfitted as a combination David Bowie shrine and ad for David Bowie Is. Apparently, they will run you $6.50 because they have a two-ride minimum, and there are several designs you can collect. David Bowie Is runs through July 15 at the Brooklyn Museum.

Back in March, as she first began teasing the release of her new album Hell-On, Neko Case announced an extensive North American summer tour with Ray Lamontagne, which was soon followed by news of a European tour in the fall. This week, she’s announced how she’ll bridge the gap: by plotting another dozen-plus solo North American dates in September. The latest, Lamontagne-less leg of the tour will take Case from Milwaukee and St. Paul down to New Orleans and Birmingham, then back up to New York City and Toronto. Thao—a.k.a. singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down—will support Case at all of her newly announced solo shows. Hell-On is out June 1.

Last month, Mazzy Star announced their first shows in five years will take place at Australia’s Vivid Sydney festival, which kicks off in May. On Monday, Brooklyn Vegan reported that the band will drop an EP on June 1 titled Still.

 

 

 

 

Thirty Seconds To Mars have scored their highest-charting album ever on the Billboard 200 with America. As Billboard explains, America debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, surpassing Love Lust Faith + Dreams, which debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2013. The music source explains that the band sold a total 54,000 in traditional album sales, and their single “Walk On Water” peaked at No. 2 for eight weeks on the Alternative Songs airplay chart.

The Breeders stopped by the NPR office for an intimate Tiny Desk Concert and played a couple songs from their new album All Nerve. The band—comprised of the Last Splash-era lineup of the Deal sisters, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson—closed out the set with “Off You,” from Title TK.

 

 

Say Anything, Lower Than Atlantis and Homesafe are among the acts recently added to this spring’s Slam Dunk Festival, joining previously announced artists such as Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, PVRIS and more. The weekend-long Slam Dunk fest 2018 goes off Saturday, May 26, in Leeds, England; Sunday, May 27, in Hatfield, England; and Monday, May 28, in Birmingham, England.

Back in 2009, U2 went on an ambitious “360º tour” featuring a massive stage design that was known as “The Claw.” One of this 165-foot, 190-ton “claws” will be on display at Draper, Utah’s Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Based on the plans, it seems like the sea creatures will be kept far away from the claw. As for U2, they will be back on tour for Songs of Experience in May.

 

 

Paramore is bringing the After Laughter celebration back to North America this summer with the After Laughter Summer Tour. The band announced today that they’ll be bringing Soccer Mommy and Jay Som along for the ride, with Soccer Mommy hitting the road for the first half of the tour and Jay Som hitting the road for the second half.

The tour kicks off June 12 in St. Augustine, Florida, wrapping up July 24 in Morrison, Colorado. Plus, Paramore will be joined by Foster The People.

Moby has written an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly referred to as food stamps. As the current administration debates over funding and the future make-up of the program, the musician has weighed in on what he sees as the benefits and downsides of it. Moby opens with saying that he grew up in a family that used food stamps but goes on to criticize its current configuration, saying that it should stop covering junk food.

Sum 41 are celebrating the 15-year anniversary of their second studio album with the Does This Look Infected? the tour, and the support is proving it’s shaping up to be a pretty spectacular tour. The band announced that Super Whatever will be joining the tour, along with Seaway, who were previously announced. The tour kicks off in San Francisco April 27 and wraps up in Los Angeles May 26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rufus Wainwright is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut by plotting a North American tour. The tour, entitled “All These Poses,” will begin November 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and will include stops in multiple cities before wrapping up at the end of the year at Symphony Hall in Atlanta.

 

 

Shock-rock king Marilyn Manson has unleashed a handful of new, headlining tour dates for this summer amid his upcoming stretch on the road with pal Rob Zombie. Manson‘s new tour dates encompass a three-date run in Charlotte, North Carolina; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Louisville, Kentucky, for August 1, August 2 and August 5. The headlining dates are right in the middle of the anticipated “TWINS OF EVIL: The Second Coming” tour with Zombie and Manson.

 

 

 

 

Gwen Stefani has officially reached the “25 shows on the Vegas strip” stage of her career. The No Doubt founder and erstwhile The Voice star just announced a residency entitled Gwen Stefani – I’m Just a Girl in the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Rolling Stone reports. Her residency begins June 27th, with a scattering of dates over the following month or so, then goes on pause until Winter 2018-19, when it will pick up again for a from December until March.

Taking Back Sunday have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist and founding member Eddie Reyes. “Guitarist Eddie Reyes and Taking Back Sunday have parted ways due to personal reasons,” the band shared in an official post on their Facebook page. “Eddie was a founding member of the band and his contributions can be felt all along the way. John, Shaun, Mark, and Adam love Eddie, wish him well in his future endeavors and look forward to hitting the road soon, starting in Mexico on April 26 and traveling to the UK and Germany in late May. After that, they will spend the summer touring the US with long-time friends Coheed and Cambria.”

In an interview with BBC 6 Music, Robert Smith stated that The Cure has booked studio time for the next month to demo new songs. This news comes after Smith was given the opportunity to curate the 25th annual Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre. Smith said putting

together the festival helped inspire him to

work on new songs.

 

 

Jenny Lewis has yet to officially announce a new solo album, but she is going on tour this summer. The new schedule adds a number of solo dates in the Southeast to previously announced appearances at Mountain Jam and Forecastle festivals, a Toronto performance with the National and Father John Misty, and a season-capping pair of Red Rocks shows with Beck in September.

 

The National have announced a new two-day event at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. They’re calling it “There’s No Leaving New York,” and it’ll take place 9/29-30. Performers include Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Future Islands, Cat Power, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully, and Adia Victoria.

 

 

 

 

 

Three-quarters of Tool would like to invite you to an “intimate discussion” about the band’s music and technique. At six newly announced “music clinic” events next month, guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor, and drummer Danny Carey will host a live “dissection and performance” of particular songs. Maynard James Keenan is presumably too busy on tour with A Perfect Circle. Each event will include an audience Q&A and a meet-and-greet. Attendees will also receive event-specific commemorative merchandise and have a chance to browse a mini-exhibition of items from the Tool archives. The event comes with a $500-per-person price tag.

System of a Down has announced their first U.S. shows in three years. The band has only announced four shows in October so far, one of which is a headlining slot on the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. System of a Down is joined by At The Drive-In and Skeleton Witch at the Phoenix, San Diego, and Las Vegas dates.

 

Not long after announcing their new album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, Arctic Monkeys have confirmed an upcoming tour in their native United Kingdom. The latest run of dates follows previously announced tours in North America and continental Europe, including appearances at the Firefly and Primavera Sound festivals. See the newly announced dates below; tickets are on sale this Friday, April 13. Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino is out May 11.

It’s a big summer for ’90s bands. The Offspring and 311 are the latest bands who peaked 20 years ago to hit the road together. Joining the co-headliners on the aptly-titled Never-Ending Summer Tour are Gym Class Heroes. The tour kicks off in Mountain View, California and brings its amber-colored energy through the U.S. and Toronto’s various amphitheaters and state fairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two surviving members of Soundgarden will reportedly come together in performance for the first time following frontman Chris Cornell‘s unexpected death last year, according to a recent report from the New Musical Express. Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (also the drummer of Pearl Jam) and guitarist Kim Thayil will reportedly appear at Denmark’s upcoming Northside Festival on Friday, June 8th  as part of a rock ‘n’ roll supergroup organized to pay tribute to MC5’s classic Kick Out The Jams album.