Sword today announce a 50 show fall tour commencing October 9th. The tour will be divided into two legs. Leg number one will commence October 9th in Dallas, TX and run through November 4th in Lubbock, TX. Support on the 1st leg will be provided by Kadavar and All Them Witches. As part of this leg, The Sword will be appearing at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and the Knotfest Festival in San Bernardino.
Leg two will commence on November 18th in New Orleans, LA and end in Corpus Christi, TX on December 19th. Support on this leg will be provided by Royal Thunder. Tickets for all shows go on sale this weekend. High Country remains available for preorder until Friday at:
The Sword Tour Dates
Oct. 9 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Oct. 10 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Oct. 11 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Oct. 13 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
Oct. 14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
Oct. 15 – Iowa City, IA – Gabes
Oct. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Oct. 17 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Oct. 18 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 20 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Oct. 22 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
Oct. 23 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Oct. 24 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater (Knotfest)
Oct. 25 – Sacramento, CA – Gibson Ranch (Aftershock)
Oct. 27 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Oct. 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
Oct. 29 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 30 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*
Oct. 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound*
Nov. 2 – Denver, CO – Gothic*
Nov. 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
Nov. 4 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes*
*dates without Kadavar
Nov. 18 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Nov. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
Nov. 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
Nov. 23 – Birmingham, AL – Satum
Nov. 24 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Nov. 25 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Nov. 27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov. 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Nov. 29 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Dec. 1 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Dec. 2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Dec. 3 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Dec. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Dec. 5 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Dec. 6 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Dec. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Dec. 9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Dec. 10 – Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
Dec. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Dec. 12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Dec. 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Dec. 15 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge
Dec. 16 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina & Ballroom
Dec. 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM
Dec. 18 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Dec. 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Me The Horizon have the #1 selling album this week in the U.S. with their fifth studio release That’s The Spirit (Columbia Records). The album tops several U.S. charts, including SoundScan’s Top Current Albums, Top Overall Albums and Overall Digital Albums charts, as well as Billboard’s Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts; That’s The Spirit lands at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and is the highest debut of the week on the chart. The monumental chart entrance also marks the band’s highest career debut, besting their 2013 breakthrough album Sempiternal’s first week sales by more than double.
Around the globe, That’s The Spirit has made career-high debuts as well--#2 in the band’s native U.K., nearly tripling that of Sempiternal’s first week sales in 2013; #1 in Australia, marking their third top debut in the country; #2 in Canada and New Zealand, #3 in Sweden, #4 in Ireland, and #5 in Netherlands and Belgium. Upon its release last week (September 11), the album shot to #1 on iTunes in 19 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. That’s The Spirit has been streamed more than 14.3 million times on Spotify around the globe.
That’s The Spirit’s lead single “Throne” currently nears Top 10 at Active Rock radio in the U.S., while SiriusXM continues to champion several tracks from the new album. Last week, SiriusXM Octane presented an epic underplay show with the band live from The Studio at Webster Hall. Tune into Octane starting tomorrow, September 22 at 9pm ET to hear the full concert broadcast (additional broadcast dates are 9/23 at 12am ET; 9/24 at 3pm ET; 9/25 at 6pm ET; 9/26 at 12pm ET; 9/27 at 5pm ET). “Throne” has been streamed more than 8 million times on Spotify while its official music video has been viewed nearly 12 million times on YouTube/VEVO worldwide.
“‘That’s The Spirit’ is the best thing they have ever done. They know it, too,” raves Alternative Press, giving the album a “breathtaking” 5 out of 5 stars, while Revolver names the album one of their “15 Hottest Fall Metal Releases.” Across the pond, critics are equally praising the album, with Rock Sound hailing it “a masterpiece,” rating it 10 out of 10, while Kerrang! proclaims Bring Me The Horizon are “the band of this generation.”
That’s The Spirit is an 11-track, exhilarating ride bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks. The album was recorded this spring in Santorini, Greece at Black Rock Studios, which the band discovered by Googling “world’s most amazing studios.” That’s The Spirit was mixed in London, mastered in New York and produced by the band’s Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.
Next week, Bring Me The Horizon returns to North America for their fall headline tour, kicking off October 1 in Orlando and including festival stops at Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, Aftershock and Knotfest. Joining them on the road will be Issues and Pvris. See below for all North American dates.
Bring Me The Horizon is Oli Sykes (vocals), Matthew Nicholls (drums), Matt Kean (bass), Lee Malia (guitars), Jordan Fish (programming and keys).
Bring Me The Horizon On Tour:
10/9 – Montreal, QC – Métropolis * (SOLD OUT)
* w/ Issues, Pvris
Renowned power pop musician, songwriter, and producer, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star, R.E.M.) has joined forces with indie musician Holly Muñoz for The Record, a sixteen song concept album inspired by Willie Nelson’s seminal 1975 album Red Headed Stranger.
The duo, known simply as Holly & Ken, first met in a random airport encounter some years ago, but it took four years for them to reconnect. Muñoz sent Stringfellow a copy of her solo debut Maps & Lists, and the seed for their future musical partnership was planted. After playing shows together, Stringfellow invited Muñoz to his studio in France (where he currently resides with his family) to make a country album. The Record will be released on November 10, 2015.
This concept album features twelve originals penned by Muñoz and Stringfellow, as well as a moving rendition of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic “Edelweiss,” sung by Vicki Peterson. Other notable guests include Matthew Caws, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Keren Ann, and singer-songwriter Shelby Earl.
Holly and Ken are currently running a successful Pledge Music campaign to offset costs for the recording and, this October, they will embark on a thirty-city North American tour to promote The Record. The tour, which kicks off on October 4 in Boulder, will include stops in Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. A full list of tour dates is included below.
In addition to featuring material from The Record, The Holly & Ken Road Show will also showcase songs from #2 Record, HOLLY's sophomore solo album, recorded and produced by John Vanderslice at his all-analog studio, Tiny Telephone.
Over the years, Stringfellow has been praised for his “uniformly flawless” (Pitchfork) brand of “lush pop perfection” (Mojo), and heralded as “one of the most underrated songwriters of our generation.” (Billboard)Muñoz’s debut effort, produced by John Vanderslice, inspired alt-weekly City Pages to proclaim it “a collection of tracks that are positively drowning in hindsight, reflection, and musings which bleed seductively into lyrics that are lost in time, but still affect the heart.”
The Star Tribune called it a “deep, ornate, dark vs. light collection with lots of strings layering moody guitar work that variously recalls Throwing Muses and Sharon Van Etten.”
Holly & Ken Road Show
Oct 4 - Harmony Music House - Boulder, CO
Oct 5 - Buffalo Exchange - Denver, CO
Oct 6 - Coal Creek Coffee Company - Laramie, WY
Oct 7 - Pop Up Show in a Cave - Rapid City, SD
Oct 8 - Laughing Sun Brewing - Bismarck, ND
Oct 9 - Yoga Garden - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 10 - House Concert - Chicago, IL
Oct 11 - House Concert - Nashville, TN
Oct 13 - Fireside Bar & Lounge - Charleston, WV
Oct 14 - Liveburghstudio - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 15 - Fine & Raw Chocolate - Brooklyn, NY
Oct 16 - House Concert - Greenwich, CT
Oct 17 - House Concert - New Canaan, CT
Oct 18 - House Concert - Washington DC
Oct 19 - House Concert - Durham, NC
Oct 21 - The Raven House Living Room Show - Lexington, KY
Oct 22 - House Concert - Memphis, TN
Oct 23 - House Concert - Dallas, TX
Oct 24 - Under the Volcano - Houston, TX
Oct 26 - Hope & Anchor - El Paso, TX
Oct 27 - Joshua Tree Saloon - Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 28 - House Concert - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 29 - PianoFight - San Francisco, CA
Oct 30 - Darwin Cafe - San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 - House Concert - San Francisco, CA
Nov 4 - House Concert - Portland, OR
Nov 5 - House Concert - Portland, OR
Nov 6 - House Concert - Bellingham, WA
Nov 7 - Seattle Living Room Shows - Seattle, WA
Nov 8 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
Sick of Sarah are hitting the road again this fall in support of their new Anthem EP. The band has partnered with Torn Labels Project, an advocacy campaign promoting anti-hate and anti-bullying through knowledge, music, and art to make this a tour with a mission.
Money raised for the campaign will be spent towards publications and educational groups in schools as well as to support other underfunded programs that help young people stay away from drugs, violence and self-harm.
Alongside original members Abisha Uhl (vocals) and Jessica Forsythe (drums), Ari Applewhite (guitar), Jack Swagger (guitar, vocals), and AJ Stone (bass) will be joining Sick of Sarah for these dates.
SICK OF SARAH / TORN LABELS PROJECT FALL TOUR
10.03 - Atlanta, GA · My Sister's Room
10.05 - St Louis, MO · The Demo
10.07 - Des Moines, IA · Vaudeville Mews
10.08 - Saint Paul, MN · Amsterdam Bar and Hall
10.09 - Kansas City, MO · Davey's Uptown
10.11 - Denver, CO · The Walnut Room
10.13 - Boise, ID · Shredder
10.14 - Seattle, WA · El Corazon Lounge
10.16 - Portland, OR · Ash Street Saloon
10.17 - San Francisco, CA · Hotel Utah
10.19 - Fresno, CA · Audie's Olympic
10.20 - Los Angeles, CA · El Sid
10.21 - San Diego, CA · Bar Pink
10.22 - Peoria, AZ · Trunk Space
10.25 - San Antonio, TX · Jack's Live Music Bar
10.26 - Houston, TX · Walter's Downtown
10.27 - Austin, TX · TBA
10.28 - Dallas, TX · Three Links
MARIAN HILL have released an Aquilo Remix of their latest single “One Time” from their Sway EP [Photo Finish/Republic Records]. The buzz continues to build around the duo with 20 million streams on Spotify and over 65 million loops on Vine. Watch their eerie video for “One Time” which premiered via NYLON
In addition, MARIAN HILL will soon be embarking on their upcoming North American fall headline tour featuring support from Heavy Mellow beginning September 25th. The critically acclaimed Philadelphia pair—Jeremy Lloyd [production/songwriting] and Samantha Gongol [vocals/songwriting]— who wrapped a sold out headline US tour this past spring including a performance at Firefly Music Festival, will also be performing at Made In America Festival next month! The full routing is below.
Marian Hill Tour Dates:
9/29 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom**Heavy Mellow to support on this date
9/30 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair*
10/1 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*
10/3 Columbus, OH The Basement*
10/6 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry*
10/7 Chicago, IL Chop Shop*
10/8 Kansas City, KN Tank Room*
10/9-11 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/14 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar*
10/16 San Diego, CA The Casbah*
10/17 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory*
10/20 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy*
10/21 San Francisco, CA The Independent*
10/23 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
10/24 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*
10/25 Vancouver, BC Canada Fortune Sound Club*
Friday May 6th, 2016.
Tickets for the show go on sale on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at 9am GMT via www.alt-tickets.co.uk/lush-tickets and are priced at £27.50.
Further worldwide shows will be announced soon.
Lush played their last show in Tokyo in September 1996.
"The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking," explained band member Miki Berenyi. "But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again."
Formed in London in 1988 by childhood friends Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush also included Chris Acland on drums and Phil King on bass (originally Steve Rippon who left in 1990), and were widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers of a sound that was to be christened "shoegaze." The band signed to 4AD in 1989, and went on to release three full-length albums, an early mini-album, and a number of EP's and singles.
4AD are releasing a vinyl reissue of Lush's "Best Of," Ciao! worldwide on November 27th, followed by a limited edition box set titled Chorus at the beginning of December.
The box is a five-disc set, comprising the early compilation Gala (1990), the three studio albums Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996), and the B-sides collection Topolino (the Canadian version, also 1996), plus all manner of rarities (B-sides, radio sessions, remixes and demos, some previously unreleased). The artwork for the boxset is by Chris Bigg, who, alongside design chief Vaughan Oliver, was responsible for the iconic 4AD covers in the Nineties.
Justin Welch, formerly of Elastica, will be playing drums for the live performances.
LMG/Unauthorized Entertainment/300 Entertainment recording artist Kirko Bangz is kicking off the “SoMo: The Fallin’ Up Tour” on September 16 in Nashville, TN. He will be joining SoMo and Jordan Bratton.
Kirko Bangz is the newest artist signed to 300 Entertainment and is kicking off the alliance with a new single, “Worry Bout It” featuring labelmate Fetty Wap. The single marks his first release since joining the label and preludes his full-length debut album—due out later this year.
Kirko adds, “I had a lot of success with Todd Moscowitz with ‘Drank In My Cup,’ and I’ve been working with Selim for over four years, so doing this partnership with them is just like I’m going back to the home team. I feel like LeBron James, except I’m going to win the championship. This is the #LMGTakeover.”
In 2011, Kirko Bangz released his hit single "Drank In My Cup,” which launched him into the national spotlight. The song premiered on the Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-six and rose to peak at number twenty-eight. “Drank In My Cup” also peaked at number one on the Hot Rap Songs chart. In 2013, Kirko was selected as part of XXL’s prestigious “Freshman Class,” alongside rappers Ab-Soul, Travis $cott and Schoolboy Q.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information on Kirko Bangz.
“THE FALLIN’ UP TOUR” TOUR DATES
09/26 Milwaukee, WI The Rave/ Eagles Club
09/29 Hillard, OH Park Street Saloon
09/30 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
10/2 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
10/3 Minneapolis, MN Myth
10/6 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
10/7 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/9 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
10/10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
10/16 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
10/17 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
10/20 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
10/22 San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego
10/24 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Club Red Theaters
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/30 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Events Center
10/31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/3 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cleveland
11/5 Boston, MA House of Blues Boston
11/7 New York, NY Irving Plaza
11/10 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/11 Columbia, SC Music Farm Columbia
11/13 Orlando, FL The Beacham
11/14 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theater
11/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues New Orleans
11/19 Austin, TX Emo’s Austin
11/20 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
11/21 Houston, TX House of Blues Houston
Tei Shi and hip hop recording artist Rome Fortune. They note, "The duo's collaboration has an edge not apparent in the original, with Fortune's verses addressing Shi's pleas for a lover to go slow. When she sings Go slow/ I wanna hear the floor boards squeak/ And I go slow/ I wanna fill the space between, he answers, I said slow slow slow/ What does that mean tho/ I mean, I seem to know but does that apply to me tho. Set against Shi's seductive tone, Fortune's bars are abrasive and his delivery aggressive-but that contrast works."
Tei Shi is about to hit the road on a national tour with buzzworthy Years & Years, also headlining dates in New York and LA along the way. On September 20th, she'll perform at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and on October 2nd, she'll play The Roxy in West Hollywood. A full rundown of dates can be found below.
Last month Tei Shi released her awesome and inspiring video for the track 'See Me' which was shot in her hometown of Bogota, Colombia and her present home of New York City. Teicher shot the video working with DREAMTIGER and Jonathan Wing noting, "We spent some days exploring Bogota, the city where I spent most of my childhood and where my mother's side of the family has lived for generations...along the way we found some breathtaking and really unusual settings, which gave the song a totally new life. I wanted to be able to share this part of my identity through my music somehow, so here it is, in me re-discovering a lot of what defines me and my history through the music that has defined me for the past year. Hope you enjoy it."
North American Tour Dates
9.16.15 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
9.18.15 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA *
9.19.15 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
9.20.15 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
9.22.15 - Park West - Chicago, IL *
9.23.15 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN *
9.25.15 - Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO *
9.28.15 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA *
9.29.15 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA *
9.30.15 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA *
10.2.15 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
* w/ Years & Years