Today global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR, her highly anticipated return to the stage. Keys will bring her repertoire of worldwide hits to iconic venues across North America and Europe, including a stop at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in Key’s hometown of New York City. The celebrated singer/songwriter/producer will visit major cities on both continents including London, Paris, Berlin, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more on the tour produced by Live Nation.
The tour announcement comes fresh off Keys’ exciting news to fans last night that her forthcoming seventh studio album ALICIA is set to be released worldwide on March 20, via RCA Records. Keys also gave fans a first-look at the album’s stunning artwork. Pre-sale for the album is set for Friday, January 24, in celebration of Alicia’s birthday on January 25.
Keys released the anthemic “Underdog,” the album’s new single, earlier this month to critical acclaim (“A be-jewelled slice of pop-soul with a gently euphoric feel” – Clash). The track became the most added song at US top 40 radio upon its release. Previously released singles include “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love,” which earned Keys a record-extending 11th number 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs airplay chart.
In addition to new music, Keys will be bringing her classics – from “No One” to “If I Ain’t Got You” to “Girl on Fire” – to life in a special multi-media, artistic experience on the ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR stage each night. A meditation on love and life, the show will be a true celebration, filled with the magnetic energy that only live music can create.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets to the tour before the general public, beginning Wednesday, January 22nd at 10am local time until Sunday, January 26th at 10pm local time across Europe and the US (timings may vary in Europe). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 27th from 9am local time.
Keys will be returning to host the Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26th, airing on CBS. She will release her book More Myself on March 31, via Flatiron Publishing.
On the heels of a direct support slot through Europe with the infamous Lindemann, the soloproject of Rammstein’s Till Lindemann, industrial pop trio Aesthetic Perfection will set out across the US with the legendary Lords of Acid on the Make Acid Great Again Tour.
Make Acid Great Again Tour Begins Friday, March 13 in Los Angeles
With a newly revamped live show, audiences can expect a spectacle like never before.
“In the 20 years I’ve been a part of this project, I’ve never felt that all the pieces fit just as perfectly as I do now,” says Aesthetic Perfection founder and frontman Daniel Graves. “Each one of us is committed to taking this project to the next level and evolving every aspect. We want this to be an audiovisual experience, created within a community where everyone feels accepted for who they are.”
Since forming Aesthetic Perfection nearly two decades ago, producer Daniel Graves has released five full-length albums, numerous singles and music videos, all the while reinventing what it means to be a dark electro artist. Blending industrial, pop, goth, and everything in between, Aesthetic Perfection defies definitions in a world that demands them.
For a sampling of Aesthetic Perfection, check out the video for “Gods & Gold” here:
Aesthetic Perfection’s latest studio album, Into the Black, hit stores last year via Close to Human Music. The album features acclaimed drummer Joe Letz, recognized for his work with artists such as Emigrate (also featuring Richard Z. Kruspe), Combichrist, Wednesday 13, Genitorturers and several other top heavy-music artists. An all-star cast of collaborators such as Richard Z. Kruspe, Jinxx of Black Veil Brides, Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and Krischan Wesenberg of Rotersand also contributed to the album.
Into the Black is the most mature Aesthetic Perfection album to date. Dark and gritty, yet undeniably catchy and melodic, Into the Black builds upon the band’s past while solidly keeping its eyes focused on the future. From the haunting electronic melodies of “Supernatural” to the twangy guitars of “Echoes”, from the punch-to-the-gut beat of “No Boys Allowed” to the soaring highs of “Mourning Doves,” Graves takes the transgressive art form known as industrial pop to the next level.
#GRAMMY Award-winning artist Young Thug and chart-topping rapper Machine Gun Kelly announced they are joining forces for a tour across North America this fall. Special guests Polo G, YBN Nahmir, KILLY and Strick will join on select dates. (See tour dates below)
TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, JULY 26
Produced by Live Nation, the massive 31-city outing will kick off September 30thin Toronto, ON and make stops including Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and more before wrapping November 18thin Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, July 26th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Young Thug defies categorization and is a true iconoclast. Emerging on Atlanta’s hip hop scene with his 2011 mixtape series, he launched into the mainstream with his knack for melodicism and unique vocal style.Thug’s highly anticipated new album So Much Fun is scheduled to release later this fall. He recently earned his highest chart placement on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “The London” ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus. “The London” also earned a spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list. Thug was recently featured on Ed Sheeran’s song “Feels” on Sheeran’s collaboration album, No.6 Collaborations Project, as well as Post Malone’s new single “Goodbyes” and on Lil Nas X’s new remix of “Old Town Road (Remix)”. In addition to his music, Young Thug recently launched his fashion brand SPIDER which premiered during Wireless week in London earlier this month.
Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) recently released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Hotel Diablo, on July 5th. “I Think I’m OKAY” proved to be a standout single, earning a spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list. The album’s range seamlessly spans hardcore hip hop to alt-rock and features production from Ronny J, Tommy Brown, SlimXX and BazeXX. Listen HERE. In addition to his musical endeavors, MGK has been hard at work showing off his acting chops, appearing most recently in two major Netflix releases, Bird Box and the Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt. MGK was also featured on the Motley Crue track “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” which appears on the film’s soundtrack. Fans can catch MGK live when he resumes his Hotel Diablo World Tour in August following the annual EST Fest in Butler, OH.
Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly 2019 North American Tour Dates:
Monday, September 30, 2019
RBC Echo Beach&~
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Broome County Forum#^~
Friday, October 04, 2019
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell#~
Saturday, October 05, 2019
The Ryan Center#~
Sunday, October 06, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center#~
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Met Philadelphia#~
Friday, October 11, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Cross Insurance Arena#~
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Indiana Farmers Coliseum*~
Friday, October 25, 2019
Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
Saturday, October 26, 2019
The Fox Theatre&~
Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Eagles Ballroom*~
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena*^~
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena*~
Thursday, October 31, 2019
St. Louis, MO
The Family Arena&~
Friday, November 1, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
The Great Saltair*~
Friday, November 08, 2019
Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center*~
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Central Point, OR
Seven Feathers Casino Resort*^~
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Reno Events Center*^~
Friday, November 15, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*~
Monday, November 18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
*with Polo G #with YBN Nahmir &with KILLY ~with Strick ^not a Live Nation date +Young Thug only
Baroness’ highly-anticipated album, Gold & Grey, is streaming now via NPRHERE.
The 17-track release which arrives this Friday is described by NPR as “…Baroness has redigested every sound of the band’s career thus far and synthesized it into something greater. Gold & Grey is the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” Mojo dubbed the album “an epic beast,”Stereogum referred to it as “anthemic” and MetalSucks said the collection “perfectly encapsulates how Baroness excel at reaching shining peaks and descending into gloomy valleys.” Baroness have recently been featured on the covers of Decibel Magazine, Kerrang! and Loud!, while Revolver will debut a series of collectible covers later this month.
“This is the most clear representation of the artistic vision I have for the band that we’ve ever done,” explains singer/guitar player John Baizley. “Where Purple was me lyrically trying to work out how to adjust to a new normal, I think Gold & Grey is a more grown-up and more subtle collection of words that reflect how I am trying to deal with the longer term effects of having experienced so many terrible things. I choose to use the band as a place where I can take all of this stress, pain, anxiety, all these realities, and make them something good.”
Baroness is in the midst of a tour of Northeastern U.S. independent record stores, performing acoustically this evening at Philadelphia’s Creep Records, with a full band performance slated for Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on release date. A South American tour is slated for later this month, followed by both North American and European treks.
Baroness Tour Dates:
June 10 Philadelphia, PA Creep Records June 11 Fords, NJ Vintage Vinyl June 12 Babylon, NY Looney Tunes June 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade June 15 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records June 16 Boston, MA ONCE/Newbury Comics June 19 Mexico City, Mexico MX at Lunario June 21 Santiago, Chile Blondie June 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina Uniclub June 23 São Paulo, Brazil Fabrique Club July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room July 27 Lawrence, KS The Granada July 28 St. Louis MO The Ready Room July 30 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom July 31 Birmingham, AL Saturn August 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre August 5 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre August 6 Tampa, FL The Orpheum August 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room August 9 Orlando, FL Plaza Live August 10 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall August 11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm August 13 Charlotte, NC The Underground August 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel August 16 Richmond, VA The National August 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage September 23 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy September 24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy September 26 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton September 28 Bristol, UK O2 Academy September 30 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy October 1 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo October 3 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall October 4 Dublin, IE Olympia Theatre October 6 Paris, FR L’Olympia October 7 Luxembourg, LU Rockhal October 9 Madrid, ES La Riviera October 10 Lisbon, PT Coliseum October 12 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz October 14 Milan, IT Fabrique October 29 Warsaw, PL Torwar Arena October 31 Prague, CZ O2 Universum November 1 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena November 3 Stuttgart, DE Schleyerhalle November 5 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion November 7 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle November 8 Munich, DE Olympiahalle November 10 Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig November 11 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena November 14 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena November 17 Vienna, AT Stadhalle November 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome November 21 Antwerp, BE Lotto Arena November 27 Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena November 29 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena
Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).
John Baizley (vocals/guitar) Gina Gleason (guitar) Nick Jost (bass) Sebastian Thomson (drums)
UK’s legendary extreme metal icons Cradle of Filth recently announced their return to North America in support of their latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay! For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker Wednesday 13 as well as theatrical metal newcomers Raven Black.
For the first time in years, Cradle of Filth‘s set will feature an all new, massive stage production.
Comments Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth: “As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!”
“Cryptoriana – The Second Coming Of Vice World Tour 2019“ Cradle of Filth, Wednesday 13, Raven Black
3/07/2019 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 3/08/2019 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues 3/09/2019 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades 3/11/2019 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom 3/12/2019 Seattle, WA – El Corazon 3/14/2019 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom 3/15/2019 Calgary, AB – Marquee 3/16/2019 Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room 3/18/2019 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre 3/20/2019 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre 3/21/2019 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave 3/22/2019 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop 3/24/2019 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection 3/25/2019 Chicago, IL – House of Blues 3/26/2019 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues 3/27/2019 Toronto, ON – Opera House 3/29/2019 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre 3/30/2019 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre 3/31/2019 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell 4/01/2019. Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club 4/02/2019 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater 4/03/2019 New York, NY – Irving Plaza 4/05/2019 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony 4/06/2019 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage 4/07/2019 Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live 4/09/2019 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center 4/10/2019 Charleston, SC – Music Farm 4/12/2019 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution 4/13/2019 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall 4/14/2019 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues 4/15/2019 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre 4/17/2019 Houston, TX – House of Blues 4/18/2019 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
About Cradle of Filth:
Cradle of Filth‘s latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honorable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle of Filth for several albums.
Wednesday 13 continues to support the highly successful Condolences, which was released on June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).
Raven Black are a theatrical metal act from Michigan. Their unique brand of metal – influenced by gothic, classical, and circus music – is the soundtrack to vocalist Raven‘s curse, as she, The Doctor (guitar), Stitches (bass), and The Demon (drums) are traveling the world to tell their story.
The Doctor, a Voodoo Priest, came across a lost and scared little girl. He cursed her with a magic spell to turn her into a doll. The curse was disrupted by her terrifying and taunting screams, and the girl remained half human. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up Muppet, The Demon. She made him her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to help search for lost souls looking to join their dark world. Welcome to the dark metal carnival!
Fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings Mac Sabbath are about to kick off another North American tour, beginning October 27 in Pomona, CA at Lagunitas Beer Circus! In celebration of the tour, the band have released their second recorded song, “Sweet Beef”, along with a brand new, zany music video for the track. The music video features maniacal marionettes in the image of the band members themselves!
This video is so psychedelic, it will leave you with the munchies! Deranged vocalist Ronald Osbourne says: “Mac Sabbath ‘meats’ marionettes! There will be blood!“
The “Sweet Beef” video concept was created by Mac Sabbath, Michael Serwich and Matt Scott, with maroniettes managed by Matt Scott and Rasputin’s Marionettes and editing and effects by Joe Seafus.
The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they’re actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving…” – Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine
10/27 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex – Lagunitas Beer Circus
10/28 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
10/29 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/1 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
11/2 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room at Crystal Bay Casino
11/3 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11/4 – Tacoma, WA @ Jazzbones
11/07 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
11/08 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room
11/09 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
11/10 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11/11 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
11/14 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
11/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
11/17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/18 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
11/19 – Hobart, IN @ Hobart Art Theater
11/21 – Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon
11/22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
11/24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ BLK Live
“… one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys’ outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time.” – Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times
About Mac Sabbath
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a Mac Sabbath show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – Mac Sabbath puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To” + Named as LA’s “Best Tribute Band” by LA Weekly.
“This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” for a “Pair-a-buns” or “Iron Man” for a “Frying Pan,” these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot ‘n’ ready just for you.” – Alicia Lutes, MTV.com
“Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.” – Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net
After two tour dates postponed due to loss of her voice and the advisement of doctors, multi-platinum superstar Christina Aguilera is back on the road with Liberationgoing through North America. It’s been ten years since she’s been on tour before the “Liberation Tour”.
Her last tour was 2006-2008 forBack to Basics. Since then Aguilera has been raising two children and she wants to return to the stage. Not only will Aguilera be singing gems from her newest album, but she will also sing songs that made her a powerhouse and unforgettable singer in the early 2000s. This is a show that can’t be missed.
Unfortunately for her fans in Orillia, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, Aguilera was urged by her doctors to take time off to recover from her illness. However, fans showed great understanding in response to the news, wishing her a speedy recovery. Upon each postponement, Aguilera lamented via Twitter over letting fans down, and reassured them that she will be coming back and give her best.
I owe it to my fighters to give you 100% for EVERY show. You have my word that it will be worth the wait.
Aguilera went on with the show tonight (October 16) at The Chicago Theatre, where she will be performing tomorrow night as well. She currently has thirteen dates afterward, no doubt with two new dates coming soon. (View the remaining tour dates below.)
Aguilera’s eighth studio album, Liberation, is the perfect title to describe her amazing musical and life journey. Aguilera is a fighter, proving the domestic violence she faced as a child with her mother at the hands of her father wouldn’t silence her. Aguilera has suggestively shredded her 90s pop princess image and tirelessly fought for creative control over her music. Throughout her career, Aguilera has proved nothing can hold her back.
Her 2002 Grammy-winning fourth studio album, Stripped, is a four times platinum record and it is also the second highest-selling album by a female US artist from the 2000s. The 2006 Grammy-winning album, Back to Basics, has become a three times platinum record. A hot single from the 2006 album, “Ain’t No Other Man” reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 list and has sold more than 1.7 million digital downloads in the US. Aguilera has also worked in film, television, perfume, and as a judge on The Voice. Presently, Aguilera is ready to hit the road again after a decade and is prepared to amaze audiences with her powerful voice and soul.
In a press release with Aguilera’s record company RCA, she was quoted saying after her latest album release since her 2012’s Lotus,
“I just needed to get back to truth. I felt like I was stuck, like when you can do something in your sleep and you’re unmotivated by it and you need to take a reflective moment and look at how you got away from your passion and off your path. It’s a big step to walk away from something that’s comfortable, but it can also be liberating to say, ‘Okay, I’m being true to myself now. I’m back to what I feel is my God-given purpose for being on this Earth.’ I’m not a commentator. I’m an artist. I’m a creator. I like to inspire. And when I stop believing in something, I have to evaluate my integrity in the situation and get back to the root of my truth and purpose.”
A popular track on Liberation is the song “Maria,” which is about going back to the little girl who simply wants to be inspired by music without the black cloud of the business side of things and feel alive again. Aguilera was quoted saying, “It’s not that my love of music depreciated, but being a young girl in a world of older men who sometimes had ulterior motives, and having no say in my own creativity or expression was very isolating.” The song has even more meaning, not only is “Maria” Aguilera’s middle name, but it is also from Julie Andrews’ character in The Sound of Music. Andrews’ performance in the film is what inspired a young Aguilera to sing.
Liberation contains beautiful songs that have powerful uplifting messages (“Maria”, “Fall in Line”), relationship songs (“Twice,” “Unless It’s With You,” “Masochist,” “Deserve”), and songs that make the listener feel good (“Accelerate,” “Sick of Sittin’” “Pipe,”). This album comes out during a time in the world where women need music in the wake of sexual harassment and the #metoo movement. Aguilera wants to connect to fans and let them know they are not alone, saying, “I wanted to talk not only about my journey but also deliver it in an honest way that connects with the soul. Everyone has their own version of ‘Maria’ — that little dreamer inside of them who might have to be put on hold because of kids, work, or family. So I hope that the album is a discovery of some kind for the listeners, as it was for me, and can be a form of release and independence and strength and inspiration to go out and find their own version of being liberated.”
Liberation debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 list in the US and the album sales will only grow as Aguilera takes it on the road. Aguilera is proof you can remake yourself, own yourself, and be yourself even in the chaotic world of music. Aguilera is only getting better.
Los Angeles, CA – Today, The Faim have teamed up with Ones To Watch to premiere the official video for their latest single, “A Million Stars.” Watch it exclusively HERE. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany and follows frontman Josh Raven as he reminisces over a past love interest. “A Million Stars” also appears on the band’s debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, which serves as a prelude to their hotly-anticipated first full-length album, slated for release in 2019.
“ ‘A Million Stars’ isn’t only about appreciating the person you’re with or the location you’re in, it’s about being free of the world’s distractions and valuing the little details that make a memory unique. I believe we’re defined by our reactions to these moments,” says Josh. “This video represents the double-edged sword of sharing perfect memories, but being thrust into a situation where cherishing them might not ever be possible. It’s a reality anyone faces when you’re away from loved ones, friends or even a familiar place.”
Confirmed to Support HANDS LIKE HOUSES on Fall U.S. Tour
In other news, The Faim is excited to announce their first ever U.S. tour, supporting fellow Aussie natives, Hands Like Houses, in November and December. The group will also share the stage with Emarosa, Devour The Day, and Arlington. The trek begins and ends in California, kicking off in San Francisco on Saturday, November 10th and wrapping in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 9th. The run of dates also hits major cities including Chicago, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Atlanta.
The Faim is also currently on tour in Europe supporting Against The Current, which concludes in Paris next week on Thursday, October 11th. A full list of shows in included below, with all tickets available for purchase HERE.
Since the release of their new EP, The Faim have clocked an impressive 8+ million total global streams, as well as over 5.5 million globally on their smash single, “Summer Is a Curse.” The band’s music has also landed on notable Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Rock This, The New Alt, Top of the Morning, The Scene, and New Noise.
11/10/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
11/12/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
11/13/18 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
11/16/18 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
11/17/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
11/18/18 – Indianapolis, IL @ The Emerson Theater *
11/19/18 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s *
11/20/18 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
11/21/18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s *
11/23/18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
11/24/18 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
11/25/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore *
11/27/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage *
11/28/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
11/29/18 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown *
11/30/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
12/01/18 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar *
12/03/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
12/04/18 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill *
12/05/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall *
12/07/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
12/09/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
Los Angeles, CA — Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian Pearson, is excited to share his new single, “Cocky,” out today via Rise Records. The track is an upbeat, infectious alt-pop anthem, bound to be a staple on summer playlists. The accompanying music video is also out today, which features Tilian and his love interest on a picturesque road trip throughout San Bernardino and Crestline, California. Watch it HERE.
New Album, The Skeptic, Due 9/28 – Available for Pre-order Here
Tilian is also pleased to announce that his third full-length studio album, The Skeptic, is due this fall, confirmed for release on Friday, September 28th. The record is rounded out at 10 tracks and complete with a solid mix of pop-punk and indie-pop offerings. Fans can pre-order it HERE.
“Musically and in my personal life, I kept thinking, ‘I’ve got to find and explore some new ground,’ ” says Tilian. “I’ve always been so much more questioning than most people around me are. I never really bought into things the way 90% of the crowd does. That sentiment communicated the idea of The Skeptic to me,” he adds.
The Skeptic Track Listing:
1. Made of Plastic
4. Handsome Garbage
5. Hold On
6. Blame It On Rock n Roll
7. Let Her Go
8. Drunken Conversations
9. Right Side
10. Ghost Town
North American Headline Tour Kicks Off Next Week in San Francisco
After touring non-stop with DGD, Tilian will head back out on the road next week, kicking off his North American headline dates at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar on Thursday, August 23rd. The stint hits notable stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Toronto, before wrapping in Denver on Sunday, September 23rd. Former DGD vocalist, Kurt Travis, will provide direct support with his new band, Royal Coda, along with Sunsleep and another special guest (TBA). Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased HERE, and a full itinerary is included below.
Tilian Tour Dates:
8.23.18 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
8.24.18 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
8.25.18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8.26.18 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
8.28.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
8.29.18 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
8.30.18 – El Paso, TX @ The Perch
8.31.18 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s
9.01.18 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
9.02.18 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group
9.04.18 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
9.05.18 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables
9.06.18 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9.07.18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9.08.18 – Nashville, TN @ The End
9.09.18 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9.11.18 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
9.12.18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9.13.18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9.14.18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
9.15.18 – Ashbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
9.16.18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9.18.18 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
9.19.18 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
9.20.18 – Berwyn, IL @ Wire
9.21.18 – St. Paul MN @ Amsterdam
9.22.18 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
9.23.18 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater