Beach House’s new album announced for May, with extensive world tour dates

On Valentine’s Day, Beach House gifted us a new single, “Lemon Glow,” and the promise of a new album this spring. Today the duo has formally announced their seventh full-length album, appropriately titled 7, will be released May 11 via Sub Pop, and they released a second single called “Dive.” They will also head out…

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists announce Hearts Of Oak anniversary tour

We could sit around here all day arguing which Ted Leo And The Pharmacists album is the best, or we could agree it’s Hearts Of Oak and celebrate the record’s 15th anniversary by buying tickets to an upcoming show. On Monday, the band announced it would commemorate Hearts Of Oak’s release—only their second as a group,…

Beyoncé and JAY-Z announce, quickly retract, another joint tour

All we need in this life of sin is another tour from Beyoncé and JAY-Z, which Pitchfork and other outlets reported was in the works earlier today. The announcement seemed inevitable after the release of the Ava DuVernay-directed video for “Family Feud,” and a post on Beyoncé’s official Facebook page seemed to bear…

Broken Social Scene to extend its Hug Of Thunder tour through the U.S. in 2018

Canadian rockers Broken Social Scene—whom you almost certainly listened to during sophomore year at two in the morning with tears in your eyes, if you were an indie rock fan during your college years—have announced additional tour dates in the United States. New album Hug Of Thunder, the band’s first since 2010, took…

Please enjoy Justin Bieber’s tour rider

Tour riders are great. Not only do they give us a glimpse at what it’s like backstage with some of the world’s most famous performers, but they also inevitably include a number of outrageously specific requests, allowing us to smirk, shake our head, and mutter, “Those crazy celebs.” Justin Bieber’s 750-word rider for…

Flight Of The Conchords extends business hours, adds even more tour dates

Flight Of The Conchords returned to touring with a vengeance earlier this year, kicking off a 28-city trek around North America in June that’s seen the band headline the Newport Folk Festival. And why not? Conchords Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have produced a lot of new material, which they’ve performed on their…

Morrissey announces world tour dates that are almost certainly set in stone

If there’s one thing in this world that you can be sure of, it’s that when Morrissey says he’s going to perform someplace, he is totally going to perform at that place. Unless he changes his mind. But then there’s always the possibility that he’ll change it back. At any rate, there’s at least a 50 percent chance that…