Friday, June 23, 2017

Out today: The Chain Gang of 1974

The Chain Gang of 1974 has released new album Felt on Caroline Records. Of the collection, leader Kamtin Mohager tells us, "After 10 years of having this project, I believe that Felt sounds exactly like what Chain Gang Of 1974 is supposed to sound like."

This is his third full-length under the moniker Chain Gang of 1974, which was preceded by Wayward Fire and Daydream Forever. He worked with producer Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous to complete it.

For the recent clip for "Wallflowers," the concept strayed from the structures of a typical music video into mini-documentary format, following the story of an Iranian adolescent whose family immigrated to the US at a dire moment in her battle with cancer. The video lets art overlap with current events to tell a story of obstacles overcome. 

Mohager told Billboard Magazine of his approach to this video, "I didn't want to present 'Wallflowers' in the typical music video fashion. I wrote this song knowing that it was bigger than me; a story needed to be told, with the song serving solely as its soundtrack. This represents love. This represents care. This represents all of us." 

Track list: 

1. Slow
3. Wallflowers
3. I Still Wonder
4. Forget feat. Alisa Xayalith
5. Looking For Love
6. It Needs You
7. Bliss
8. Human
9. Temptation

Liam Gallagher news

Liam Gallagher has announced his eagerly anticipated debut solo album As You Were. Set for an October 6 release date via Warner Bros./Parlophone Records, fans can pre-order the album today and receive and instant download of first single "Wall of Glass" followed by "China Town" on June 30.

Fans will also have the ability to purchase the album in a variety of formats including digitally (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and jewel case) and vinyl (standard 12" and limited edition color 12" formats).Click here to pre-order.

A special box set will also be available from here. This exclusive compiles a 12" color vinyl pressing of the album, an exclusive 7" single of "For What It's Worth," a print designed by Klaus Voorman (the artist behind The Beatles' Revolver album cover) and additional collectors' items.

As You Were was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced ("Wall Of Glass," "Paper Crown," "Come Back To Me" and "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way"), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London.

"I didn't want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey," says Gallagher, about the album. "It's the Lennon 'Cold Turkey' vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now."

Gallagher has also confirmed his first ever North American tour as a solo artist. Fans can pre-order tickets now. Local market tickets pre-sales begin June 27. All pre-sales will end June 28 at 10:00 p.m. local time.

General ticket on-sales begin June 29, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Ticket bundles packages will also be available. With every online ticket purchased for Gallagher's fall tour, fans will receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of his upcoming album, As You Were, releasing October 6, 2017. For further info check here: 

Joining Liam Gallagher on the road will be Jay Mehler on guitars, Mike Moore on guitars, Christian Madden on keyboards, Drew McConnell on bass, and Dan McDougall on drums. 

North American tour dates:

Oct 7 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Regional Park
Nov 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield
Nov 18 Denver, CO Gothic
Nov 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Nov 21 Chicago, IL The Riviera
Nov 23 Toronto, ON Rebel
Nov 25 Boston, MA House of Blues
Nov 27 New York, NY Terminal 5
Nov 29 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
Nov 30 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

Out today: 311's 'Mosaic'

311's new album Mosaic - out now on BMG  - and the alt-rock band just launched their U.S. summer headlining tour.

Today at 3:11 p.m. PT, the band will launch a one-hour online listening party for the new release with track-by-track commentary from singer Nick Hexum. Listen in live here:

For Mosaic, 311 worked with producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco) as well as Scotch Ralston (who produced the group's Transistor, Soundsystem and Stereolithic CDs).

Of the album's current single "Too Much to Think," Hexum states, "Musically, it starts out with a signature 311 guitar riff. The unique thing about this arrangement is that the chorus is so sparse. Usually, the chorus is the biggest part of the song. The first time you hear 'I wanna get high, but you're keeping me low' it's just voice and very sparse reggae guitar and bass. Then it kicks in. The song's been described as an earworm. It sticks in your head."

The headlining run of North America started last night in Cleveland. Unity Tour 2017 marks the group's 18th consecutive summer headlining the U.S. The outing features special guests New Politics plus The Skints and Passafire (on select shows). 311 will also make headline appearances at several festivals and radio events. The full tour itinerary is listed below and on:

MOSAIC is available now at:

311 is singer Nick Hexum, guitarist Tim Mahoney, bassist P-Nut, drummer Chad Sexton and singer/DJ S.A. Martinez.

Track listing:

Too Much to Think
The Night is Young
Island Sun
Perfect Mistake
Inside Our Home
'Til the City's on Fire
Too Late
Hey Yo
Places That the Mind Goes
Face in the Wind
Forever Now
Days of '88
One and the Same
Syntax Error
On a Roll

Tour dates:

6/24 Montebello, Quebec
Amnesia Rockfest

6/25 Detroit, MI
The Fillmore

6/28 Columbus, OH
Express Live

6/29 St. Louis, MO
Pageant Theatre

6/30 Lincoln, NE
Lincoln on the Streets Party

7/2 Chicago, IL
Northerly Island Pavilion

7/3 Kansas City, MO

7/4 Indianapolis, IN
Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza

7/6 Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE

7/7 Hampton Beach, NH
HB Casino

7/8 Portland, ME
Maine State Pier

7/10 Buffalo, NY

7/11 New York City, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom

7/14 Long Island, NY
Great South Bay Music Festival

7/15 Asbury Park, NJ
Stone Pony Summerstage

7/16 Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

7/19 Glen Allen, VA
Innsbrook After Hours

7/21 Philadelphia, PA
Penns Landing at Festival Pier

7/22 Hartford, CT
CT Convention Center

7/24 Washington, D.C.
Fillmore Silver Spring

7/25 Washington, D.C.
Fillmore Silver Spring
7/26 Charlotte, NC
Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

7/28-29 Atlanta, GA

7/30 Myrtle Beach, SC
House of Blues

8/1 Boca Raton, FL
Sunset Cove Amphitheater

8/2 St Augustine, FL
St Augustine Amphitheater

8/4 New Orleans, LA
Bold Sphere Amphitheater

8/5 Houston, TX
Revention Music Center

8/6 New Braunfels, TX
Whitewater Amp

8/8 Dallas, TX
Southside Ballroom

8/10 Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Casino

8/11 Denver, CO
Levitt Pavilion

8/12 Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Amphitheater

8/14 Boise, ID
Revolution Concert House

8/15 Eugene, OR
Cuthbert Amphitheater

8/16 San Jose, CA
City National Civic

8/18 Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Beach

8/19 Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Palladium

8/20 San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union OAT

9/1 Virginia Beach, VA
American Music Festival

Neil Young's 'Decade' now available again

Neil Young has reissued his long out of print Decade anthology today via Reprise Records.

Originally released in 1977 on a triple vinyl set and compiled by Young, Tim Mulligan and David Briggs, Decade has long been considered the definitive 35-song collection of material covering the years between1966-1976.

It features Neil Young solo and with Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY and the Stills-Young Band. Each of the tracks has been remastered with the original artwork and restored with inside photos by Joel Bernstein, Gary Burdan, Henry Diltz and Tom Wilkes.

Recently, Decade was re-released to its original 3-LP vinyl configuration for Record Store Day 2017 in a limited pressing. It is now widely available once more on vinyl, as a two CD set and digitally. Click here to purchase.

Track listing:


1. Down To The Wire
2. Burned
3. Mr. Soul
4. Broken Arrow
5. Expecting To Fly
6. Sugar Mountain
7. I Am A Child
8. The Loner
9. The Old Laughing Lady
10. Cinnamon Girl
11. Down By The River
12. Cowgirl In The Sand
13. I Believe In You
14. After The Gold Rush
15. Southern Man
16. Helpless


1. Ohio
2. Soldier
3. Old Man
4. A Man Needs A Maid
5. Harvest
6. Heart Of Gold
7. Star Of Bethlehem
8. The Needle And The Damage Done
9. Tonight's The Night (Part 1)
10. Tired Eyes
11. Walk On
12. For the Turnstiles
13. Winterlong
14. Deep Forbidden Lake
15. Like A Hurricane
16. Love Is A Rose
17. Cortez The Killer
18. Campaigner
19. Long May You Run

Thursday, June 22, 2017

St. Vincent headed on a world tour this fall

photo: Shore Fire Media
St. Vincent has announced the “Fear the Future Tour,” her first extended run of dates in over two years. The tour begins in October in London and concludes in December 2 in Brooklyn.

Watch a “Very Special Announcement” from St. Vincent here:

The US pre-sale registration has started. A global fan pre-sale begins June 27. General on-sale for the entire tour begins Friday June 30. To pre-register and for more information, go to

Fans will be able to choose from standalone show tickets as well as the “Fear The Future” Enhanced Experience - including tickets plus signed poster, photo with St. Vincent’s guitar, film screening and more. A full list of tour dates is below.

The “Fear The Future Tour” announcement comes in the midst of an eventful year for St. Vincent (nee Annie Clark). The Grammy-winning artist made her directorial debut in February when ‘The Birthday Party’ from the ‘XX’ horror anthology premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (she also wrote and scored the piece).

More recently, she was named ambassador for Record Store Day 2017, recorded a 7” single with John Legend to benefit Planned Parenthood, and unveiled updates to her signature collection of Ernie Ball guitars.

Tour dates:

8/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic
10/17 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/18 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
10/20 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
10/23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10/24 – Paris, France – Le Trianon
10/26 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
10/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg
11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
11/18 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater
11/19 – Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
11/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/21 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/24 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
11/25 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11/27 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
12/1 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
12/2 – Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre

Cage The Elephant gets 'Unpeeled'

Grammy Award winning rock band Cage The Elephant will release Unpeeled worldwide on July 28 via RCA Records. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion.

It features 21 tracks: 18 curated songs from their past four albums plus three re-imagined versions of existing songs. Said front man Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: “Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.”

Preorder the album here.

The first music video is for “Whole Wide World,” originally written and performed by Wreckless Eric and re-imagined and recorded by the band at their sold-out, hometown show at the Ryman Auditorium. Watch the live video here. Recently, Cage The Elephant appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform the UNPEELED versions of “Whole Wide World” and “Too Late to Say Goodbye”.

Cage The Elephant are currently touring throughout Europe. The band will also perform a special show at Union Chapel where UK fans will experience the new versions of their songs as they will appear on Unpeeled, with a string quartet and in a stripped back arrangement. In addition, Cage The Elephant will be in the US starting in July and will play US festivals including Forecastle Festival, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga Music & Arts. Tickets for these dates are on-sale now available here.

Track Listing:

01 Cry Baby
02 Whole Wide World
03 Sweetie Little Jean
04 Spiderhead
05 Take It Or Leave It
06 Too Late To Say Goodbye
07 Punchin’ Bag
08 Shake Me Down
09 Telescope
10 Instant Crush
11 Trouble
12 Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
13 Rubber Ball
14 Aberdeen
15 Golden Brown
16 Cold Cold Cold
17 How Are You True
18 Come A Little Closer
19 Back Against The Wall
20 Cigarette Daydreams
21 Right Before My Eyes

Tour dates: 

June 24 /// Paris, France /// Solidays%
June 27 /// Nottingham, UK /// Rock City
June 28 /// Cardiff, UK /// Tramshed
June 30 /// St. Gallen, Switzerland /// Openair St. Gallen%
July 1 /// Arras, France /// Main Square Festival%
July 2 /// Rotselaar, Belgium /// Rock Werchter%
July 4 /// Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic /// Rock For People%
July 6 /// Bilbao, Spain /// Bilbao BBK Live%
July 7 /// Madrid, Spain /// Mad Cool Festival%
July 8 /// Lisbon, Portugal /// Nos Alive%
July 10 /// London, UK /// Union Chapel*
July 14 /// Louisville, KY /// Forecastle Festival%
July 23 /// San Marcos, TX /// Float Fest 2017%
July 28 /// Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada /// Wayhome Music & Arts Festival%
August 3 /// Chicago, IL /// Lollapalooza%
August 5 /// Montreal, QC, Canada /// Osheaga Music & Arts%
September 9 /// St Louis, MO /// Loufest%
September 23 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life Is Beautiful Festival%
September 30 /// Mobile, AL /// Ten Sixty Five Street Party%
October 7 /// San Bernardino, CA /// Cal Jam 17%
November 18 /// Mexico City, Mexico /// Corona Capital%
*Unpeeled Performance
%Festival Date

All star David Lynch Foundation '09 concert headed to DVD

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the "Change Begins Within" Concert on DVD. Due out Sept. 1, it features sets from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, with each performing some of their best-known classics from The Beatles to Wings and beyond, and reuniting onstage for the finale, this charity show also featured many other world-famous musicians.

Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Moby, Ben Harper, Paul Horn, Angelo Badalamenti, Betty LaVette and Jim James joined the two Beatles, as did Jerry Seinfeld.

Recorded on April 4, 2009 in New York City, the "Change Begins Within" show launched the David Lynch Foundation into an entirely new level of public awareness. As these globally renowned artists took to the stage at a sold-out Radio City Music Hall, they helped raise funds for the Foundation’s international initiative to teach one million at-risk children to meditate - and to begin to change their world from within.

All those present at this concert were committed to helping the charity in its aim of bringing meditation to students everywhere and helping disadvantaged youth reach their full potential.

Track listing:

Natural Blues - Moby, Betty LaVette, TM Choir
Rise - Eddie Vedder
Under Pressure - Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper
My Sweet Lord - Sheryl Crow
Hurdy Gurdy - Donovan & Jim James
Isle of Islay - Donovan and Paul Horn
It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
Boys - Ringo Starr
Yellow Submarine - Ringo Starr
Baby You Can Drive My Car - Paul McCartney
Jet - Paul McCartney
Got To Get You Into My Life - Paul McCartney
Let It Be - Paul McCartney
Here Today - Paul McCartney
Band On The Run - Paul McCartney
With A Little Help From My Friends - Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr
Cosmically Conscious - All members
I Saw Her Standing There - All members

Oh Wonder news

I was really impressed by the partial set that I saw Oh Wonder do at Coachella 1 Festival. I look forward to the new album...

Oh Wonder (Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West) announced details of their second single, “High On Humans”. The track is from the duo’s forthcoming sophomore album, Ultralife, out July 14 through Republic Records.

About “High On Humans,” Josephine says it was "inspired by a tube journey. On the way back from Heathrow Airport, I eavesdropped on a conversation between two girls who worked in a sunglasses shop at the terminal. They were happily going back and forth discussing their favorite foods. When one girl declared that she didn’t like avocados, I rudely interrupted and said ‘what do you mean you don’t like avocados?!’. We then proceeded to have a twenty-minute conversation about hot sauces and condiments, and the three of us exited the carriage high on adrenaline having connected with strangers.

I then went on to talk to a man who had knocked all his teeth out and was covered in blood. It created a carriage-wide conversation about injuries and operations. Everyone’s mood seemed lifted by this random interaction with the unknown. On the way back home from the station, I sang ‘I’m getting high on humans’ into voice notes on my phone, and sat down with Anthony to fully write it the next day."

This song celebrates the potential to ‘get high’ and feel liberated by talking to strangers. It’s something we all fear, and something we should all do more of!”

The British duo will be heading out on fifty-five date world tour including twenty-four dates in the US, starting in September in Minneapolis. Tickets for all live dates are on sale now through

LISTEN TO ULTRALIFE’S SONGS: “High On Humans” | “Ultralife” | “Lifetimes” | “My Friends” | “Heavy”


Ultralife track listing:

01. Solo
02. Ultralife
03. Lifetimes
04. High On Humans
04. All About You
05. Heavy
06. Bigger Than Love
07. Heart Strings
08. Slip Away
09. Overgrown
10. My Friends
11. Waste

Tour dates:

09/12 - First Avenue - Minneapolis
09/13 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee
09/15 - The Vic Theatre - Chicago
09/18 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto
09/21 - Metropolis - Montreal
09/22 - House of Blues - Boston
09/23 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven
09/26 - Brooklyn Steel - New York
09/27 - Brooklyn Steel - New York
09/29 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia
09/30 - Mr. Small’s Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
10/02 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
10/04 - The National - Richmond, VA
10/06 - Neighbourhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
10/07 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
10/08 - Iron City - Birmingham, AL
10/10 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/11 - Stubb’s BBQ - Austin, TX
10/13 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
10/14 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ
10/15 - Soma - San Diego, CA
10/18 - Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, CA
10/19 - The Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
10/21 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/22 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

Paula Cole has a covers album on the way; now touring

On Aug. 11, Grammy Award-winning artist Paula Cole returns with her eighth studio album, "Ballads," a collection of soulful interpretations of American jazz, folk and country classics from the 1930s to the '60s.

Self-produced and released through her own label, 675 Records, the 20-song double-album features tracks originally written or popularized by Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

"Ballads" is dedicated to Paula’s father who instilled a joy of music in her from a young age, and the album shines a light on her own roots as a jazz singer. Her studio ensemble included drummer Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burnett, Regina Spektor, Punch Brothers, Joe Henry) and upright bassist Dennis Crouch (Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Diana Krall), plus guitarists Kevin Barry and Chris Bruce, and pianist Consuelo Candelaria.

Paula Cole's 1997 breakthrough album "This Fire" featured the singles “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want To Wait,” achieving double-platinum sales in the U.S. and seven Grammy nominations including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Best New Artist, the latter of which Cole won.

She will play select dates across the country this year, including shows where she plays "This Fire" in full from front to back. See below for full tour routing.

Track listing:

1. God Bless The Child
2. I Wish (I Knew How It Feels To Be Free)
3. Naima
4. Ode To Billy Joe
5. You’ve Changed
6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
7. I’m Old Fashioned
8. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
9. Never Will I Marry
10. Skylark
11. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
12. Body and Soul
13. Nice Work If You Can Get It
14. Farewell, My Friends
15. I Cover The Waterfront
16. Blue Moon
17. You Hit The Spot
18. Willow Weep For Me
19. Autumn Leaves
20. My One And Only Love

Tour dates:

Jun 30 - East Hampton, NY - Guild Hall
Jul 6 - Carlsbad, CA - Museum of Making Music
Jul 7 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe’s
Jul 8 - Santa Barbara, CA - Lobero Theatre
Jul 28 - Rockport, MA - Shalin Liu Performance Center<
Aug 11 - West Kingston, RI - Courthouse Center For The Arts
Aug 12 - Rockport, MA - Shalin Liu Performance Center
Aug 13 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Oct 11 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
Oct 12 – Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club
Oct 13 – Monroe, MI – La-Z-Boy Center
Oct 14 – Saugatuck, MI – Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Oct 19 – North Bethesda, MD – AMP by Strathmore
Oct 20 – New York, NY – City Winery
Oct 26 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
Oct 27 – Kirkland, WA – Kirkland PAC
Oct 28 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
Oct 29 – Bremerton, WA – Admiral Theatre
Dec 16 – Natick, MA – The Center for the Arts in Natick

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

'Justin Moore: Live From Phoenix' TV special debuts Friday

Tune in to the AT&T AUDIENCE Network concert special “Justin Moore: Live From Phoenix” airing Friday, June 23, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. The live performance and interview from the platinum-selling artist was filmed on location during the AT&T Block Party at the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix.

Justin Moore’s fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and current single “Somebody Else Will.” The project went to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release.

The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore has six No. 1’s including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll,” as well as seven Top 10 hits.

Valory Music Co.'s recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations and sold almost 8 million tracks to date. Justin has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert andBrantley Gilbert and just wrapped his co-headlining AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice and is back on the road for summer dates.

Tour dates:

7/06 Ottawa, Canada LeBreton Flats
7/07 Ottawa, Canada LeBreton Flats
7/08 Fort Loramie, Ohio Hickory Hills Lakes
7/15 Atmore, Ala. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
7/21 Fredericksburg, Va. Celebrate Virginia After Hours
7/22 St Leonard, Md. Bayside Toyota Pavilion
7/27 Costa Mesa, Ca. The Pacific Amphitheatre
7/28 Yerington, Nev. Lyon County Fairgrounds
7/29 West Wendover, Nev. Peppermill Concert Hall
8/04 Kearney, Mo. Kearney Amphitheater
8/05 Prairie du Chien, Conn. Country On The River
8/11 New London, Conn. Foxwoods Resort and Casino
8/12 Bethlehem, Pa. Sands Steel Stage
8/13 Big Flats, N.Y. Tag's Summer Stage
8/18 Ennismore, Canada Havelock Country Jamboree
8/19 Hampton Beach, N.H. Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/26 Redding, Calif. Redding Civic Auditorium
8/27 Enumclaw, Wash. Enumclaw Expo Center
9/02 Ottumwa, Iowa Bridge View Center
9/03 Huron, S.D. South Dakota State Fair
9/09 Spencer, Iowa Clay County Fairgrounds
9/14 Portland, Ore. Masonic Auditorium
9/15 Selma, N.C. The Farm

For additional information, visit

Foo Fighters album+tour details

photo: Brantley Gutierrez
Big news in from the Foos camp this week. Check out the press release...

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

That's what Dave Grohl said about Foo Fighters’ ninth release Concrete and Gold, due out Sept. 15 on Roswell Records/RCA Records and available for pre-order now.

Concrete and Gold includes a first time team-up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, P!nk). Listening to the radio during a drive roughly four years ago, Grohl first heard “Again and Again” by Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee—“It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.” The two became fast friends over common musical loves with Grohl learning that his new favorite band had been on hiatus due to Kurstin’s workload as a producer.

While Foo Fighters recorded and released Sonic Highways, broke some bones and packed stadiums and arenas on one of the top five grossing tours of 2015, and gifted fans with the St. Cecilia EP, “Greg was becoming one of the biggest producers in the world,” Grohl recalls.

With the writing and recording of the next Foo Fighters album on the horizon, Grohl was eager as always to find fresh challenges for the band: “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” This collective conceived a blueprint of the new record as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” secretly booking into Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios to merge - as Grohl puts it - “Our noise and Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”

Once finished, the rock band had another challenge: How to celebrate music & throw the ultimate “backyard party for 50,000 people”…

What came to Grohl in that vision will become reality October 7 when Foo Fighters’ CAL JAM 17 takes over Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. In addition to being Foo Fighters’ biggest ever one-day U.S. headline, the lineup has Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Babes in Toyland, Fireball Ministry and more.

In addition to 12 hours of music, Cal Jam 17 offers camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio, etc. On Friday night, Oct. 6, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theater and many other surprises. Camping space is limited.

For more information, visit

CAL JAM 17 will be the first chance for Foo Fighters fans in the U.S. to experience Concrete and Gold live followed by a full scale October through December U.S. headline tour. Public on sales for all dates will be June 29 at 10am local time. For information on how to sign up for pre-sale access visit

As a sponsor of Cal Jam 17 and the 2017 Concrete and Gold Tour, Capital One cardholders will have early access to tickets. The Capital One presale starts Monday, June 26 at 9am local time. To find out more, visit

Track listing:

1. T-Shirt
2. Run
3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. Dirty Water
7. Arrows
8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
9. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold

Concrete and Gold was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters are currently Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

U.S. Tour 2017:

OCTOBER 7 – San Bernardino, CA – CAL JAM 17 @ Glen Helen Regional Park
OCTOBER 12 – Washington DC – The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
OCTOBER 14 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
OCTOBER 15 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
OCTOBER 17 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
OCTOBER 18 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
OCTOBER 20 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
OCTOBER 21 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
OCTOBER 23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
OCTOBER 24 – Memphis,TN – FedExForum
OCTOBER 26 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
OCTOBER 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
NOVEMBER 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
NOVEMBER 8 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena (*reg on sale July 13 10am)
NOVEMBER 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
NOVEMBER 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
NOVEMBER 13 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
NOVEMBER 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
DECEMBER 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
DECEMBER 2 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
DECEMBER 4 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
DECEMBER 5 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
DECEMBER 7 – Nampa ID – Ford Idaho Center
DECEMBER 9 – Billings MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
DECEMBER 10 – Casper WY – Casper Events Center
DECEMBER 12 – Salt Lake City UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

Kip Moore news; European tour dates

photo: Matt Masin
Kip was among my highlights at Stagecoach Fest '17. Can't wait for the new album. Read more from the press release below... 

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore's third studio album on MCA Nashville,  Slowheart, will be released on Sept. 8.

It follows the success of his debut Up All Night and the critical acclaim of sophomore effort  Wild Ones. On Slowheart, Moore co-wrote 11 out of 13 tracks, and was the sole producer on seven of the tracks, as well as co-producing five more. He also played guitar throughout the recording, while singing the majority of the harmonies.

"This is the record I've been waiting to make,” said Moore. “The one that leaves you with a peace in your heart, knowing you did it exactly the way you wanted to. The one that makes it okay if you fail, because it truly came from your soul and no other place. You can't go wrong if you can lay your head on your pillow with no regrets."

Co-written by Moore, his current Top 20 single and the lead track from his upcoming release “More Girls Like You,” is the fastest rising single of his career so far. 

About Kip Moore:

Up All Night was certified gold by the RIAA and spawned three No. 1 singles including gold certified "Beer Money," platinum certified "Hey Pretty Girl," and the double platinum hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck.

Following an extended break, Moore is back out on the road playing some of country music’s biggest festivals this year, as well as headlining dates in U.K this fall stopping in Birmingham, UK (10/2), Manchester, UK (10/3), Glasgow, UK (10/4) and culminating in a special show as part of Country Music Week in London, UK at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 10/6.

Moore will also return to Ireland later this summer for Harvest 2017, stopping in Westport, IE (8/26) and Enniskillen, IE (8/27). 

Slowheart track listing (and songwriters):

1.Plead The Fifth
Luke Dick, Josh Kear

2. Just Another Girl
Kip Moore, Westin Davis, Ben Helson

3. I've Been Around
Kip Moore, Dan Couch

4. Fast Women
Kip Moore, Blair Daly, Westin Davis and Troy Verges

5. Bittersweet Company
Kip Moore, Josh Miller, Troy Verges

6. Sunburn
Kip Moore, David Garcia, Josh Miller, Steven Olsen

7. More Girls Like You
Kip Moore, Steven Olsen, Josh Miller, David Garcia

8. The Bull
Jon Randall, Luke Dick

9. Blonde
Kip Moore, Steven Olsen, Josh Miller, David Garcia

10. Good Thing
Kip Moore, Josh Miller, Troy Verges

11. Last Shot
Kip Moore, Dan Couch, David Lee Murphy

12. Try Again
Kip Moore, David Garcia, Josh Miller

13. Guitar Man
Kip Moore, Dan Couch, Westin Davis

For more information and a fill list of tour dates, visit