4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of August 6th

Mike Shinoda has announced his first solo North American tour in support of his recent album Post Traumatic . The Linkin Park frontman previously announced dates in Asia, but he will headline this year’s Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, meant to break artists before they become stars. Shinoda is also playing the Dia De Los Deftones festival with Future and several others in San Diego on November 3.

 

 

 

 

Australian psychedelic pop band The Church is making its way over to North America this fall in honor of the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal album Starfish. The Church will be playing their fifth album, which went gold in the U.S., in its entirety. In addition to this month-long trek across North America, the band is expected to announce a second leg of the tour taking place in the spring sometime in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

The Breeders are hitting the road in the U.S. this fall. The classic indie rockers, touring behind their fifth album All Nerve, will hit start on the West Coast in September before hitting select Midwest, Southern, and East Coast cities the following month. Tickets are available now.

 

 

 

 

 

Vampire Weekend have been playing a number of festival dates lately, including one last weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago. During the band’s set, frontman Ezra Koenig said that the band had finished recording their much-awaited fourth album and that they were in the process of mastering the record.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though they’re on a musical hiatus at the moment, Tegan and Sara are still hard at work. The duo has been working with their LGBTQ-centric organization The Tegan and Sara Foundation to make the world a better place; Tegan made an appearance at last weekend’s LoveLoud Festival, and Sara has been promoting an upcoming event called the Queer Health Hackathon. But it appears someone took advantage of the artists’ busy schedule; the two posted a message to their joint Instagram page on last week, saying that two of their unique, hand-painted Martin LX guitars were stolen in Los Angeles. “We would love to get these instruments back,” the post reads. “If you see them for sale on online or in-store please send an email to [email protected].” The guitars were painted by Lisa Hanawalt, an illustrator, and cartoonist who is known for her work on the Netflix series BoJack Horseman (which featured “Closer” by the duo in its first season).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magda Davitt, the artist formerly known as Sinéad O’Connor, has released a demo for “Milestones,” her first new song in four years, The Irish Sun reports. Davitt, who announced her name change on Dr. Phil in September, recorded the song with producer David Holmes, who insists that it’s still a work in progress. The 51-year-old also announced that she’s working on No Mud No Lotus, a new album she anticipates won’t be out until October 2019, at the earliest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were alive in 2005 and listened to the radio, you’ve heard Plain White T’s‘ massive hit “Hey There Delilah.” The track tells the story of a guy who’s in love with a girl from New York City. They live pretty far from each other, and he’s glad planes, trains and cars exist, even though he’d walk to her if there was no other way. The iconic song is being turned into a TV show. Plain White T’s are teaming up with Lively McCabe Entertainment for a TV show, which will expand on the story within the song. Plain White T’s also announced they are going on a fall headlining tour in support of the band’s upcoming album, Parallel Universe, out Aug. 24 on Fearless Records. The band is hitting the road in October and November with support from Armors, Say We Can Fly and A Summer High. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 10, and you can grab yours here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Charlotte has announced the opening acts for their upcoming Generation Rx tour. Sleeping With Sirens and Knuckle Puck will be joining the band on tour on tour in October and November. The run is in support of the GC’s upcoming album, out Sept. 14. The Generation Rx tour kicks off Oct. 12 in Mexico City, Mexico and it wraps up Nov. 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.