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The Pineapple Thief have revealed the first full track, entitled “No Man’s Land”  from their highly anticipated new album – Your Wilderness due for release on August 12.

Your Wilderness, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. “Since our last album Magnolia, the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) contribute drums throughout the album” explains Bruce Soord.  “This has not only redefined our sound but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band.  Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game.  I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement.  Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely 4 piece choir and to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one!  I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.”

Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered at his own studio. The string quartet which was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Steve. There will be a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Bruce.

Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound.  “After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of its parts.” explains Soord.

The Pineapple Thief will be playing Be Prog My Friend Festival in Barcelona, Spain on 1st July and is currently booking a European tour for late 2016 and planning live shows in USA / Canada.

Your Wilderness Album Tracklisting
1. In Exile (05:40)
2. No Man’s Land (04:20)
3. Tear You Up (4:53)
4. That Shore (04:36)
5. Take Your Shot (04:34)
6. Fend For Yourself (03:49)
7. The Final Thing On My Mind (09:52)
8. Where We Stood (03:46)

Squeeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years. As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as Cools For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted, it will include songs from forthcoming album From The Cradle To The Grave, which marks their first collection of new tracks since 1998.

Squeeze have long been a captivating live act with an array of chart hits – which also includes the likes of Take Me I’m Yours, Slap And Tickle and Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) – but for this tour there is a further treat with new tracks which will appear on From The Cradle To The Grave. Some of the songs, including the title track, were taking shape as the band performed their Pop-Up Shop tour in 2012 and later this year they will be the basis for their first album of all-new material since Domino in 1998. Squeeze’s last studio release, Spot The Difference in 2010, saw them reworking many of their best known hits dating back to the early days of their career, in order to give them more creative control over their catalogue.

The group first formed in 1974, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted until 1982, the maturity of their songs outliving their initial burst of chart activity on the back of New Wave. Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo Chris and Glenn got back together eight years ago to relaunch Squeeze.

Glenn says: “We split in 1998 after the release of Domino. Chris and I were not getting on so well, we needed a break and to follow our own paths for a bit. We slowly but surely came back together as people, and then reformed Squeeze in 2007. Originally, this was only planned as a short reunion, but things went so well, here we are eight years later. Four years ago we agreed that if we were to carry on, we really needed to work on new material.”

Chris says of their fresh songs: “We’ve grown up a lot in the last few years, musically. For the first five years back together, we were saying ‘this is where we came from’. Now, this is where we are. We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow.”

Many of the new songs will feature in a forthcoming TV comedy series Cradle To Grave, providing the backdrop for the episodes which are based on the life of their old friend Danny Baker, the writer and broadcaster. The eight-part run, set in the 1970s, is an adaptation of Danny’s autobiography Going To Sea In a Sieve and he has co-written the programmes with award-winning scriptwriter and producer/director Jeff Pope.

It will star comedian Peter Kay as Danny’s father Fred and Lucy Speed as the presenter’s mother Bet. NME writer turned TV presenter and DJ Danny was brought up in Deptford, the old stomping ground of the band, and Squeeze were asked to become involved at an early stage.

Glenn recalls: “When I read the book, I got in contact with Danny and said that I thought we could do something together with his book. Danny was already talking with Jeff Pope about a TV series and the mood and sentiment of Cradle were completely in sync. Danny and Jeff both loved it and everything else followed on from there.”

When the team behind the show heard From The Cradle To The Grave, they were so impressed that it was used as the inspiration for the name of the show. Chris, who also manages young rock act The Strypes, says: “The scripts were inspiring; hugely funny. It tapped into a period that lyrically I was very familiar with as I grew up in the same neighbourhood as Danny.

”We have been on location to see how it is going. It gave us a spring in our step to see the quality of filming and the direction and the attention to detail. It was very heartening and we are grateful to be involved in something that is so refreshing and also represents our past – we went to the same school, wore the same uniform, fell in love with same art teacher!

Chris had been a huge fan of Danny’s eclectic musical tastes, as showcased on his radio shows which have seen him on the airwaves at Radio 1, Radio 2 and BBC London 94.9. But he muses: “I didn’t really have much to do with him when he was at NME. It’s really only the last five or 10 years really. He came to my 50th birthday party and we remembered where we had both come from.”

Chris and Glenn hit the road as a duo to great acclaim in 2014, strengthening further their once fragile bond, but the dates this autumn mark their first tour, since their Pop-up Shop shows in 2012, as Squeeze with the rest of the group.

Support on the tour will come from poet and punk godfather Dr John Cooper Clarke, the bard of Salford. John shot to fame in the 1970s for his quickfire delivery of dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse, touring with the likes of The Clash and Sex Pistols. The tousled, raven-haired creator of (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space, Evidently Chickentown and Beasley Street has gone on to collaborate with Arctic Monkeys and been a panellist on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You. He recently recorded a new version of 1960s hit MacArthur Park with Hugh Cornwell and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.

Cradle To The Grave Tour
September 2016

21st Sept – Scottsdale, AZ
22nd Sept – Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
23rd Sept – Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella, CA
24th Sept – Music Tastes Good Festival, Long Beach, CA
27th Sept – Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
28th Sept – Great American Music Hall, San Fransisco, CA
30th Sept – Elsinore Theatre, Salem, OR

October 2016

1st Oct – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
2nd Oct – Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
3rd Oct – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
6th Oct – Egyptian, Boise, ID
7th Oct – Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
10th Oct – The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
11th Oct – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
13th Oct – NJ Performing Arts Centre, Newark, NJ
14th Oct – The Keswick, Glenside, PA
15th Oct – The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
16th Oct – The Paramount, Huntington, NY
17th Oct The Wilbur, Boston, MA

Cheap Trick drummer and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bun E. Carlos announced the release of his new solo album, “Greetings From Bunezuela!,” on June 24th, 2016. The collection features 13 rock songs, 11 of which are covers, including “Armenia City in The Sky” (The Who), “Idea” (The Bee Gees) or “Tell Me” (The Rolling Stones).

The album features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.

The first single, “Do Something Real,” features Robert Pollard on vocals, and is a remake of a solo Pollard song that was released in 1999. The song is available now digitally.

Carlos is the drummer for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, drumming countless hits like “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “If You Want My Love.”

In 2009, Bun E. Carlos joined Tinted Windows with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. The critically acclaimed power-pop-band released an eponymous record and played several shows. In 2011, Bun E. Carlos joined Candy Golde with Nicholas Tremulis, John Stirratt (Wilco), Rick Rizzo, (Eleventh Dream Day), and Mark Greenburg (The Coctails). Candy Golde released a 5-song EP, 10” record, debuted at SXSW, and still record and perform, though sporadically.

Tracklisting for “Greetings From Bunezuela!”
1 Do Something Real (feat. Robert Pollard)
2 Armenia City In The Sky (feat. John Stirratt)
3 Him Or Me (feat. Hanson)
4 I Love You No More (feat. Alex Dezen)
5 Tell Me (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
6 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (feat. Dave Pirner)
7 Let The Mystery Be (feat. Xeno)
8 Idea (feat. Robert Pollard)
9 Les Cactus (feat. Nicholas Tremulis)
10 I Can Only Give You Everything (feat. Rick Rizzo)
11 Slow Down (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
12 Count On Me (feat. Xeno)
13 I Don’t Mind (feat. Alex Dezen)

Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, have released more details of their eagerly awaited 10th studio album – The Fall of Hearts is released today through their long-time home of Peaceville Records.

The official follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed Dead End Kings was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. With the dramatic yet desolate artwork created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.

Katatonia have spent the past four years since the release of Dead End Kings touring the world, as well as expanding their fanbase through two special albums on Kscope, the sister label of Peaceville. 2013 saw the release of Dethroned & Uncrowned which exploded the core of the songs on Dead End Kings creating new moods and textures. In 2015, they released the live acoustic album and concert film, Sanctitude. Both releases illustrate the band’s journey toward this, their current more progressive sound.

Anders Nyström “we’re proud to even have accomplished a tenth album. With that now in the bag, we’re pleased to see where it has taken us musically. We knew we had to come up with a great follow-up to Dead End Kings as we never considered Dethroned & Uncrowned to be our last album, but nevertheless that album also played a leading role in where we could potentially take our sound.”

The Fall of Hearts is an immersive and frequently disarming journey through the bleakest of metaphysical winters, but your guides through the fog have just enough hope in their hearts to ensure that the experience is both hugely enriching and quite unlike anything else the world has to offer. Mankind’s inevitable demise may be looming ahead, but Katatonia continue to wring life-giving drops of hope from the fabric of our collective downfall.

The Fall of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen and with the addition of their recently recruited guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album, guitarist Anders Nyström commented on the addition of Roger Öjersson: “We’re delighted to welcome our neighbour Roger, a true multi-musician extraordinaire, into our spiraling ways of darkness. Currently with this five-piece, there’s nothing hold back or limiting Katatonia’s potential, neither in the studio nor on stage. Our ever growing ambition may now begin to manifest our vision.”

Katatonia will continue to push their musical boundaries beyond their roots in the metal scene while drawing in new fans from across the musical spectrum like peers such as Opeth and Anathema have also done, cementing Katatonia’s place as one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the world of modern heavy music.

The Fall Of Hearts tracklist:
Takeover [07:09]
Serein [04:46]
Old Heart Falls [04:22]
Decima [04:46]
Sanction [05:07]
Residual [06:54]
Serac [07:25]
Last Song Before The Fade [05:01]
Shifts [04:54]
The Night Subscriber [06:10]
Pale Flag [04:23]
Passer [06:25]

Bonus Tracks:
Vakaren [04:54] (CD/DVD & Deluxe Edition)
Sistere [04:11] (LP & Deluxe Edition)
Wide Awake In Quietus [04:59] (feat. guest guitarist Gregor MacKintosh) ( (Digital & Deluxe Edition)

The Fall Of Hearts will be released on the following formats :

Deluxe 12” hardbook featuring:

  • 30+ page artwork book, with alternative album artwork from Travis Smith.
  • CDThe Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus 2 bonus tracks ‘Sistere’ & ‘Vakaren’.
  • DVD-V The Fall Of Hearts 12 original trackshi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by Bruce Soord.
  • Special Double 10″ vinyl edition of The Fall Of Hearts 12 original tracks plusbonus track ‘Wide Awake In Quietus’ (with MP3 download code)featuring guest guitarist Paradise Lost’s Gregor  Mackintosh.

2 Disc CD & DVDMediabook featuring:
·         CD The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track‘Vakaren’.
·         DVD-V The Fall Of Hearts 12 original tracks and includes hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by The Pineapple Thief & Katatonia collaborator Bruce Soord offering audiophiles an outstanding listening experience.

CD featuring:
·         The Fall Of Hearts12 original album tracks with a total playing time of 67:32 minutes.

Double gatefold 180g heavy weight LPfeaturing:
·         The Fall Of Hearts12 original album tracks plus bonus track‘Sistere’(with MP3 download code).

Digital download featuring:

·         The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track ‘Wide Awake In Quietus’ featuring guest guitarist Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh.

Live appearances for 2016:

29/04/16 – Norway, Kopervik – Karmoygeddon Festival
19/06/16 – France, Clisson – Hellfest
03/07/16 – Finland, Helsinki – Tuska Festival
9-10/07/16 – Belgium, Bouckenborgh – Anterwerp Metal Festival
29/07/16 – Romania, Sibiu, ARTmania Festival
05/08/16 – Portugal, Corroios – Vagos Open Air Festival
17-20/08/16 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
28/08/16 – Mexico, Mexico City – Circo Volador
31/08/16 – Chile, Santiago – Teatro Cariola
02/09/16 – Argentina, Buenos Aires – Uniclub
04/09/16 – Brazil, São Paulo – Overload Music Fest
22/09/16 – Bulgaria, Polvdiv, Roman Theatre
01/10/16 – The Netherlands, Tilburg, Epic Metal Fest
21/10/16 – UK, London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 

Walt Disney Records is proud to celebrate its 60th anniversary with the music that has been enchanting and entertaining audiences for generations. To kick off the celebration, Alan Menken will participate in a special event at the Grammy Museum on June 1, “An Evening with Alan Menken,” which includes a Q&A and culminates with a special performance. One of the most admired and prolific musical talents of our time, this Academy Award, Grammy Award, and Golden Globe Award winner is responsible for unforgettable Disney classics including “Part of Your World” (“Little Mermaid”), “Under the Sea” (“Little Mermaid”), “Be Our Guest” (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Beauty and the Beast” (“Beauty and the Beast”), “A Whole New World” (“Aladdin”), “Colors of the Wind” (“Pocahontas”), “The Bells of Notre Dame” (“Hunchback of Notre Dame”), “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love)” (“Hercules”) and “I See the Light” (“Tangled”).

The selected albums and tracks represent numerous key releases that have been important to the label and The Walt Disney Company such as “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White (first soundtrack), “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio (theme song for TWDC), “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” (first single from a television show), “Monkey’s Uncle” by Annette Funicello (the label’s first teen sensation), tracks from Mary Poppins (album held the #1 position on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart for 14 weeks) and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King (soundtrack earned WDR its first Diamond Award from the R.I.A.A., certifying sales of 10 million units). Also highlighted is the chart-topping multi-platinum Frozen soundtrack, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney-Pixar classics (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Inside Out and more), plus albums and songs from Disney Channel Original Movies and series including and High School Musical and Hannah Montana.

The special 60th Anniversary commemorative artwork was designed by UK-based graphic artist Steven Wilson.

Celebrating 60 years, Walt Disney Records has set the standard as the leader in family audio entertainment. The label has earned more than 300 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards from the R.I.A.A, and several of its releases rank among the top-selling singles and soundtracks of all time. Over the last decade, the label has helped preserve Disney’s rich musical history by the restoration of its earliest recordings and re-mastering of classic soundtracks in an effort to keep the legacy and musical spirit of Disney alive for future generations.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris will be released worldwide on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on Friday, June 10th.

The concert film captures the groundbreaking tour as it returned to the French capital in December.  The New York Times put it like this:  “The Paris show that concluded U2’s Innocence and Experience tour was concert as personal memoir, archetypal story, prayer, exorcism and vow of unity.”

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The 2.5 hour film, directed by Hamish Hamilton, includes guest performances by Eagles of Death Metal and, on the deluxe version, by Patti Smith, which also features behind-the-scenes footage, additional music videos and live tracks and a tour of the visuals narrated by the band’s lifelong friend Gavin Friday.

“Directing iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE was scary,” says live broadcast director Hamish Hamilton who previously worked with U2 on 2001’s Elevation Tour. “A technical nightmare married with a creative rollercoaster. It challenged everything I knew on so many levels…What blew my mind were the multiple narrative arcs combined with the number of emotional arcs you are taken through as you journey through the show. There’s a lot of good shows out there – but very few great shows.”

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U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour kicked off in Vancouver in May 2015 and, to date, has played to over 1.2 million fans in 22 cities across Europe and North America. Staged in the round, the tour features multiple performance areas plus a state of the art 100 foot LED screen suspended above a 118 foot walkway running the length of the arena floor. Combined with an innovative suspended sound system, the tour has delivered mindblowing sound and visuals from every seat in every venue. As Rolling Stone put it, “U2 reinvent the arena show.”

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From ‘Songs of Innocence’ musical highlights include “Cedarwood Road”, “Song for Someone” and the stripped down live version of “Every Breaking Wave”. Career-spanning staples include ‘”I Will Follow”, “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, “Vertigo”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Until The End of the World”, “Beautiful Day” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. The Standard DVD features 30 tracks (see listing below), the Deluxe DVD and Blu-ray formats come with bonus material including Gavin Friday’s guide to “Cedarwood Road”, a behind-the-scenes piece with director director Hamish Hamilton’s behind-the-scenes documentary, on-stage tour videos for “The Wanderer” and “The Troubles” as well as six music videos commissioned for single releases from Songs of Innocence.

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Highlights of the Super Deluxe Box collection include all of the above as well as an exclusive USB lightbulb, a 64-Page Hardback Book, Dog Tags, Stencil Set, Pin Badges and a special code to download the video of the entire show. Full details below. 

STANDARD DVD

1.  People Have The Power
2.  The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
3.  Vertigo
4.  I Will Follow
5.  Iris (Hold Me Close)
6.  Cedarwood Road
7.  Song For Someone
8.  Sunday Bloody Sunday
9.  Raised By Wolves
10. Until The End Of The World
11. The Fly
12. Invisible
13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
14. Mysterious Ways
15. Elevation
16. Every Breaking Wave
17. October
18. Bullet The Blue Sky
19. Zooropa
20. Where The Streets Have No Name
21. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
22. With Or Without You
23. Stephen Hawking ‘Global Citizen’
24. City Of Blinding Lights
25. Beautiful Day
26. Mother & Child Reunion
27. Bad
28. One
29. People Have The Power (With Eagles Of Death Metal)
30. I Love You All The Time (Eagles Of Death Metal)

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary since starting the band, SUM 41 has announced their signing to Los Angeles’ Hopeless Records. This will mark the band’s first album in five years, following up 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song “Blood In My Eyes.” The upcoming album was written, engineered and produced by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley.

On the signing, Whibley says, “It’s crazy to think that we started this band 20 years ago and so much has happened, and it all happened really fast. When I look back at everything it still feels like it’s all so recent. I think this a good thing because it still feels like there is still so much to do…which is why I am excited for a new album and to be releasing it with Hopeless Records.”

SUM 41, consisting of five members including Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Jason McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo, are excited about to join label mates and friends such as New Found Glory, The Used, Neck Deep, All Time Low and more.

Averaging more than 300 live performances per year, SUM 41 will hit the road this summer making their way across the US as part of the 2016 Warped Tour, beginning on June 22nd at the Road to Warped Tour in Anchorage, AK and wrapping on August 7th in Pomona, CA. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased, here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/.

SUM 41 – Upcoming Tour Dates
Jun 22 – Road to Warped Tour 2016 – Anchorage, AK
Jun 24 – Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
Jun 26 – NRG Park – Main Street Lot – Houston, TX*
Jun 27 – Mardi Gras World – New Orleans, LA*
Jun 29 – The Fairgrounds Nashville – Nashville, TN*
Jun 30 – Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA*
Jul 01 – Vinoy Park – St Petersburg, FL*
Jul 02 – Tinker Field – Orlando, FL*
Jul 03 – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL*
Jul 05 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC*
Jul 06 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA*
Jul 07 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY*
Jul 08 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ*
Jul 09 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY*
Jul 10 – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT*
Jul 11 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA*
Jul 13 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA*
Jul 14 – Darien Lake Theme Park – Darien Center, NY*
Jul 15 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA*
Jul 16 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD*
Jul 17 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ*
Jul 19 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN*
Jul 20 – Blossom Music Center – Akron, OH*
Jul 21 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH*
Jul 22 – The Palace at Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI*
Jul 23 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL*
Jul 24 – Canterburry Park – Shakopee, MN*
Jul 26 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI*
Jul 27 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO*
Jul 28 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS*
Jul 30 – Utah State Park – Salt Lake City, UT*
Jul 31 – Pepsi Center Arena Lot – Denver, CO*
Aug 01 – Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM*
Aug 02 – Salt River Fields – Scottsdale, AZ*
Aug 05 – Quallcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA*
Aug 06 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA*
Aug 07 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA*
Aug 11 – Rocco Del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen
Aug 13 – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg
Aug 14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest
Aug 18 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel
Aug 19 – Highfield Festival – Grossposna
Aug 20 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen
Aug 22 – And There Come The Wolves Festival – Wiesen
Aug 23 – Forum Karlin – Prauge
Aug 24 – Chiemsee Summer Festival – Ubersee
Aug 26 – Carroponte – Milan

* = Warped Tour

Now that Radiohead’s ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was released over the weekend for digital download, let’s talk about the physical edition.

A Moon Shaped Pool will be available June 17 for the CD and vinyl editions and September for the special limited collectors edition based on vintage package used for 78rpm releases in the 40s and 50s. The collectors edition will also include a piece of ½ inch master tape from the actual recording sessions of the albums.

The track list:

  • Burn The Witch
  • Daydreaming
  • Decks Dark
  • Desert Island Disk
  • Ful Stop
  • Glass Eyes
  • Identikit
  • The Numbers
  • Present Tense
  • Tinker Tailer Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
  • True Love Waits

SPECIAL EDITION IN SEPTEMBER

  • Case bound album, inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France
  • 32 pages of artwork
  • The 11 track album on two heavyweight 12″ vinyl records
  • Two compact discs: one with the album and one with two extra tracks
  • Recording tape belly band applied, This is a piece of a Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session. Each loop contains about ¾ of a second of audio – which could be from any era in the band’s recording past going back to Kid A.

VINYL FROM JUNE 17TH

  • Gatefold sleeve with silver foil cover
  • The 11 track album on two heavyweight 12″ vinyl records
  • Card to redeem a 320kbit MP3 or 16-bit WAV download of the 11 track album when you receive the vinyl

CD FROM JUNE 17TH

  • Gatefold sleeve with silver foil cover
  • 12 page full colour booklet
  • The 11 track album on one CD

Like everyone else on the planet, Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! were devastated to hear that Prince had died. To pay their respects, they invited 1999 singers to Massey Hall in Toronto on Monday, May 2, and, over the course of a couple hours, they learned thearrangement to When Doves Cry. It was a beautiful and emotional evening that included a performance of Purple Rain by Sabrina Wan + Brad McGoey from the Regent Park School of Music, and a sighting of Le Petit Prince. After all the parts came together, they shot this video, which is the next best thing to having been in the room. Then they went to Yonge-Dundas Square to sing it one more time.

I was at Massey Hall, and it was an emotional, killer evening. This is what is sounds like when his fans sing and cry.