The sister-trio Haim are set to perform both weekends of Coachella in a few weeks, and they’ll be accompanied by visuals from director Paul Thomas Anderson. Anderson, a former student of the group’s mother, previously directed videos for the promotional run of the band’s sophomore album Something To Tell You, including videos for “Little of Your Love” and “Right Now.” He was also the director of their live performance video “Night So Long” and their short video “Valentine.”
Tool are recording music for a new album that has been a long time in the making. The band reportedly shared photos from inside the studio this week, but most of them were quickly deleted without comment. Billboard reports that seven in-studio photos were shared by the band on Monday before five were quickly deleted with no explanation. The photos, which can still be found on Consequence of Sound
Iconic British post-punk band The The announced a return to North American stages. The band, helmed by Matt Johnson since 1979, hasn’t performed stateside in 18 years. A few shows in England are already sold out. This new run includes a Boston stop, two shows in the New York area, two West Coast dates, a Chicago date, and a couple Canadian performances. Johnson said a new album is also in the works. The The released a single last year for Record Store Day, the first music from the band in 15 years.
To celebrate a two decade-career of multi-platinum records and relationships with multiple cast members from Friends, The Counting Crows will kick off a three-month long tour starting in June. The band will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide “25 YEARS AND COUNTING” tour, beginning with a trek across North America this opens in Boise. The band will also be joined by another 90’s staple, LIVE, who have reunited to
join the Crows throughout the tour.
Linkin Park enthusiasts will soon be able to buy nearly 200 pieces of gear used by the band throughout their 17-year career, from the keytar featured in the “What I’ve Done” music video to a theremin used by Mike Shinoda. All gear will be on sale at Techno Empire’s Reverb.com store starting this Wednesday, April 4. Other key pieces of equipment going up for sale are the Amplivox S602M Megaphone Brad Delson used on tour in 2011 and a sticker-covered road case. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Music for Relief, an Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) program founded by the band in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Deserter’s Songs, Mercury Rev will play the album start to finish a tour this October. The band will kick off their domestic stint with an appearance at Desert Daze Festival in California and close the anniversary tour at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
The newest entry into the lexicon of semi-nonsensical tours relying on nostalgia from the seemingly too-recent past is a new outing featuring Cake and Ben Folds as co-headliners. Cake’s last album was 2011’s Showroom of Compassion. Ben Folds released So There, a collaborative album with the crossover new music ensemble yMusic, in 2015 and is currently serving as an ArtisAdvisor to the National Symphony Orchestra.
Nineties alt-rockers Bush and Stone Temple Pilots and Brit heavy metal outfit The Cult will perform on the “tri-headlining” 20-show Revolution 3 tour this summer. According to Rolling Stone, each act will play a full set, but the lineup order will be switched up every night.
February, and have now added new North
American dates, including one date in Montreal.
The Jack White album cycle continues with the singer-songwriter’s third appearance on Saturday Night Live on April 14. White appeared as a member of the White Stripes in 2002 with host John McCain and returned in 2012 as a solo artist alongside host Lindsay Lohan. He’ll be gracing the Studio H8 stage as the musical guest on an episode hosted by comedian and former SNL writer John Mulaney.
The Get Up Kids, once and ever the flag-bearers of turn-of-the-century emo and pop-punk announced a return to the studio and stage this morning. Via a teaser video posted to their Twitter account, the Kansas-formed band revealed a new partnership with esteemed Illinois label Polyvinyl. Further information about the anticipated new album has not yet been announced.
Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda and Imagine Dragons will be among the headliners at this summer’s LOVELOUD festival in Salt Lake City. The fest spearheaded by Imagine Dragons‘ Dan Reynolds benefits multiple LGBTQ+ charities. Shinoda and Imagine Dragons will be joined by Zedd, Neon Trees‘ Tyler Glenn, and many more for the festival event on Saturday, July 28, at SLC’s Rice Eccles Stadium.
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria have been forced to cancel their upcoming London, ON show due to unforeseen immigration issues. “Due to unforeseen immigration issues the Black Veil Brides/Asking Alexandria tour is forced to cancel the London, ON show. Both bands will make efforts to get back into Canada as soon as possible,” Asking Alexandria shared on Twitter. “Refunds are available at point of purchase.” The London, ON show was originally scheduled to take place May 18 at London Music Hall.
Tom DeLonge has announced the release of Sekret Machines Book 2 – A Fire Within, the second in a three-volume series of fiction novels. Co-written with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley, A Fire Within is a “complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the scientific, military and intelligence communities surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena.” A Fire Within is due out Sept. 18, and it’s currently available for pre-order here.