4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Weekend Edition

Do you miss Warped Tour U.K.? Unfortunately, it appears that there won’t be a Vans Warped Tour date in jolly ol’ England again this year. As reported by Rock Sound, festival producer Kevin Lyman recently responded to a fan’s Warped Tour U.K. query on Twitter. In regard to the possibility of a 2017 United Kingdom stop for the long-running rock fest, Lyman says, “Doesn’t look like it, working on a couple in Japan and Warped Rewind this year.” The most recent Warped Tour in the U.K. was the 2015 fest in London, which featuring headlining performances from Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria. Check out our exclusive coverage of that concert down below.

Four years have passed since Arctic Monkeys released AM, their fifth album and the one on which they seemed to complete the transition from teenage NME buzz band to gods of rock ‘n’ roll. The Guardian points out that bassist Nick O’Malley revealed to the motorcycle website For The Ride that the band has finally begun recording on its sixth LP in a secret location. O’Malley says the album will be out next year: “If it isn’t, we’ve got problems.”

Avenged Sevenfold announced a very special acoustic performance in Los Angeles, California along with an “intimate conversation about their career and new music.”The conversation will be moderated by Los Angeles Times pop music critic Mikael Wood. The Grammy Museum is hosting the event and we’re just hoping that there will be video of both the acoustic performance and the conversation. The conversation and performance takes place on October 19 at 8 p.m.

Earlier this year, alt rockers The Breeders announced a fall tour throughout the U.S., leaving fans wondering if the band would churn out a new single or full studio release before the tour’s October kick-off in St. Paul, MN. Now, an all-too-brief ten second-long video from The Breeders’ Twitter account might signal an affirmative response to those questions. The clip leaves much to the imagination, with nothing more than a guitar riff and an enthusiastically shouted “Good morning!”

Lana Del Rey has announced the L.A. to the Moon Tour, a run of 2018 North American tour dates in support of her recent album Lust for Life. Rising R&B/pop artists Jhené Aiko and Kali Uchis will join Del Rey on tour in the U.S.; the tour also includes one date in Toronto. Also today, Lollapalooza’s South American division announced Del Rey as a headlining artist at its spring 2018 festivals in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. She’ll perform alongside a pretty stacked lineup featuring Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Imagine Dragons, LCD Soundsystem, Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Liam Gallagher, and the National. See Lana Del Rey’s tour announcement below and scroll down for the cities and dates in text format. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 29.

After some delays, Beck’s album Colors is due out on October 13. In a new promotional video for the deluxe edition vinyl, you can hear a snippet of the title track, which has not been released yet.