4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) – Week of March 12th

In correspondence with March for Our Lives, Fall Out Boy will headline a benefit concert in D.C. on March 23, the night before the scheduled march. Both events hope to raise awareness and money for gun-violence prevention in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

 

 

The Violent Femmes will tour the States this summer. The band released their last studio album We Can Do Anything back in 2016. Last summer, the band dropped 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America, a collection of reimagined classics and inaugural live performances from the band’s decades-long career.

 

 

The Arctic Monkeys are keeping themselves occupied in 2018. Despite not releasing an album since 2013’s AM, the band will headline Firefly Music Festival and tour Europe and North America in the spring and summer. The band announced their European tour dates last week and their North American tour dates marking the band’s first official tour in four years.Though details have yet to be released, a new album is currently in the works.

 

 

 

Bon Iver are playing a new series of North American shows this summer. Most of the shows will occur in late May and early June, including three Canadian shows. In August, Justin Vernon and his band will play a one-off in Santa Barbara. On April 10 and May 9, Vernon and his bandmates Carey are also hosting an overnight event at Vernon’s hotel in Eau Claire which includes performances during a six-course meal.

 

 

 

 

Alice in Chains have announced a second leg of their 2018 tour. The second leg kicks off on August 22 in Vancouver, following an earlier North American leg plus international spring and summer gigs that will bring the band to Europe and Israel. Alice in Chains are currently wrapping up recording of a new studio album, their first since 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

 

Tool has graciously offered their fans an update about the progress of their upcoming, endlessly rumored-about studio album. A Facebook update on the band’s page clarifies that Tool has “moved into a major studio where the recording process for the next album is about to begin in earnest. This comes following “years of writing and arranging (and re-arranging).” The band is apparently “getting sonically adjusted to their new surroundings” and “dialing in the equipment settings and restaurant catering choices.”

 

With all the recent Smashing Pumpkins drama, it’s almost easy to forget about the reason we care about their reunion in the first place: there’s the tour, yes, but also the prospect of new music. Bandleader Billy Corgan offered some clarity on the latter front in an Instagram post this week, writing that the band will release eight new songs across two EPs, “with a first song most likely due out in May.”

 

 

Rumors have been circulating for months now that Rob Zombie has been planning to direct a follow-up to his 2005 film The Devil’s Rejects, and it looks like those rumors aren’t just rumors anymore.Shared via Instagram, Zombie revealed that filming has now begun. Zombie posted a picture from set of a chair that has the official name for the upcoming horror film, Three From Hell.

 

 

To commemorate Warped Tour‘s final run, the festival will be creating a special four-part series to look back at the history and influence of the tour. As Variety reports, the series, set to be released next spring to coincide with the festival’s 25th anniversary, will be documenting the legacy of Warped Tour, showing its growth over the last 24 years and the community it has built during that time.

 

 

 

A Day To Remember have announced a massively stacked show with support from Beartooth and Silverstein. The show is set to take place June 16 in Sioux City, Iowa, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking Benjamin have announced a number of spring tour dates with support from 10 Years.The band’s spring tour will kick off April 25 in Richmond, Virginia, and wrap up at Rock On The Range at the end of May.

 

 

 

No other band are capable of hiding in plain sight quite like Green Day. Over the past few years the band have performed under a few different aliases ranging from the Network to Foxboro Hot Tubs. This week the band are at it again, performing a secret show in San Francisco under the name the Coverups. Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt were joined by touring guitarist Jason White to create a cover band so appropriately billed as the Coverups.

The band took the stage at Thee Parkside last Thursday performing covers that ranged from the Replacements to David Bowie.