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February 26, 2011

Iron & Wine have added more US tour dates. The American tour began in Detroit April 14 and extends through to a stop at House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio April 29th.

The new dates take place between their stop at Sasquatch!

February 25, 2011

Steve Stoute, recording industry executive, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times. The letter was addressed to the Grammy Awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and NARAS president Neil Portnow.

February 22, 2011

Shortly after winning three Grammy Awards, the Black Keys have announced that they will be touring North America. The U.S.

February 21, 2011

Fresh off their Record of the Year win at the Grammys, Arcade Fire have announced a world tour. So far, they've done a pretty good  job scheduling most of the world.

The tour kicks off April 9th in Broomfield, Colo. at 1st Bank Center. This show is followed by a stop in Orem, Utah at The UCCU Center April 11th.

Continuing their tour of the Great Southwest, Arcade Fire hits up Phoenix, Ariz., at Comerica Theatre April 13th.

February 21, 2011

Music executive Steve Stoute purchased a full-page ad in the New York Times to rip the Grammys, NARAS and Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He makes some valid points.

So here it is:

In this Sunday's New York Times, I have purchased a full-page ad as an open letter to Neil Portnow, NARAS and the Grammy Awards.

February 20, 2011

Radiohead released their new album, The King of Limbs, one day early.

Fans shouldn't be so surprised. Radiohead abruptly let fans know that they had recorded a new album on Monday and that it would be released on Saturday. Early Friday morning, the album was released.

The band made the album available Friday for download from its website.

February 18, 2011

Less than a month ago, STS9 announced that member David Murphy was diagnosed with cancer - a tumor in his sinus cavity - but now the instrumental group has announced that Murphy's treatment is going so well that they are ready to get back on the road.

After the diagnosis all of their tour dates were canceled, which would have taken place from Feb. 4-March 11.

February 18, 2011

Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers released his debut solo album, Flamingo, in 2010 to critical acclaim. He also went on a short tour in the fall with a backing band. Everyone loved it.

And because the fall tour was so short, and the album was received so well by fans, he's decided to continue touring.

For his upcoming April tour, the same band will be backing him.

February 15, 2011

In support of her most recent album, Kaleidoscope Heart, Sara Bareilles is back on the tour trail, weaving around the world with her piano and pillow.

First off, she'll be appearing with Maroon 5 over in Europe from Feb. 16 to March 16. Not two weeks after returning from the musically inclined European venues, she'll be hitting the ol' dusty U.S.

February 15, 2011

June 9-12, in Manchester, Tenn., throngs of people will descend from their respective places of residence for one of the truly great music festivals in the world.

Bonnaroo will not disappoint this year. Tuesday, the lineup was announced. Check it.

Eminem, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys and Ray Lamontagne all won Grammy's this year.

February 13, 2011

Lady Gaga just took home a few Grammy's, but now that the festivities in Los Angeles are over and done with, the eccentric pop star has her sights set on something bigger.

In the March issue of Vogue, fans will be able to read that Lady Gaga has proclaimed that she wants her new album, Born This Way, to the 'best album of the decade.'

She also mentioned her fans deserve “nothing less” than tha

February 13, 2011

Just in case you missed the 2011 Grammy awards, here's a complete list of the winners. Well, at least a list of the important winners.

Arcade Fire won only one album this year, but it was a big one.

February 12, 2011

Usher - U.S.H.E.R R.A.Y.M.O.N.D - has dolled out some new dates.

Fresh off his super-secret, super-leaked performance at the Super Bowl, Usher promised new dates, and they are here.

The new dates cover both coasts and plenty of places in between from April to June.

The dates start April 27 in Fort Lauderdale at the BankAtlantic Center followed with April 28 at Orlando’s Amway Center.

February 10, 2011

Steve Miller Band's new album, Let Your Hair Down, is set to release April 19. And while this news is probably just the right dose of classic rock music for Steve Miller's fans, there's much more.

Gregg Allman also dropped a new album recently, Low Country Blues, and will join the Steve Miller Band on tour.

Miller will appear Feb.

February 10, 2011

2010 saw Rihanna's "Last Girl on Earth" tour take the world by storm, hitting nearly 44 markets across the globe.

2011 brings a new tour, which is already booked for 45 dates in Europe (sold out, by the by), and that tour includes quite a few North American dates.

The "Loud" tour is in support of Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud.

February 08, 2011

When someone mentions that popular punk rock band Rise Against and classic punk-rock band Bad Religion are hitting the road together, they'd think 'Oh man! That's great. Rise Against is opening for Bad Religion again.

February 07, 2011

Scenes from the Suburbs, a companion to Arcade Fire's Grammy-nominated album The Suburbs' song "The Suburbs" by Spike Jonze, is set to debut at this month's Berlin Inthernational Film Festival.

February 07, 2011

The 10th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival will soon be upon us. As per the usual, many great, great musicians and groups will be attending said festival.

For those keeping track of the traditional length of most festivals, there is a peculiarity in Sasquatch!'s scheduling.

Most festivals take place over three days, releasing sonic bliss at what can only be described as just the right amount of amazing for a weekend.

But, BUT!

February 06, 2011

LCD Soundsystem has announced that they will play their final show on Saturday, April 2, at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The group released an official statement on their website.

"For just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours-- playing stuff we've never played before."

Underground dance group Liquid Liquid will open the show.

February 05, 2011

Bruno Mars has his plans all set out for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, they'll be set in a less-than-romantic Las Vegas courtroom.

He's told a Las Vegas judge that he'll plead guilty to a felony cocaine charge.

February 04, 2011

Chile will be hosting an all-new Lollapalooza in 2011. It's the first international stage for the festival Jane's Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell, created in 1991.

The lineup does not disappoint, as Lollapalooza, now in Grant Park in Chicago, has been one of the biggest festivals in the world for the past decade and always has the world's biggest talents on stage.

February 04, 2011

Bon Jovi, last year's number one touring attraction, will be touring America, as announced earlier, in February and March. The tour is rather extensive. So extensive, you'd be surprised to hear that they've added more.

They've done just that, adding a whole slew of May dates for the American concert-going public to enjoy and devour like a Bon Jovi heart.

The presales begin Feb.

February 03, 2011

Live Nation and former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl have been bickering over a 2007 Rolling Stones concert.

February 03, 2011

The ending of one of the greatest modern blues-rock groups was announced Feb. 2.

The White Stripes are done. Fin. Fertig.

January 31, 2011

Indie-rock band Warpaint is touring the world. They started Saturday in Singapore and will finish their tour of the South Pacific Feb. 12.

They make a stop in London Feb. 21 before coming to North America.

The first stop is Mar. 16 in San Francisco  at The Independent. From there, they head to Oregon Mar. 17 in Eugene at  WOW Hall and Mar. 18 in Portland at Wonder Ballroom.

Then it's up to Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret Mar.

January 30, 2011


There is a master's program at Liverpool Hope University that allows students to analyze the Beatles' music and their impact on Western culture. It's the first program of its kind.

January 29, 2011

That's right. Sean 'Diddy' Combs is being sued for nearly $1 trillion in child support payments and lost wages. Also, the lawsuit is quoted as saying he knocked down the World Trade Center.

A woman named Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks filed the lawsuit, claiming that they have a child together. Turks claims that she and Combs used to date and that the two of them have a 23-year-old child together named Cornelius D.

January 29, 2011

Bruno Mars has made a deal with Las Vegas courts for a year of informal probation stemming from an arrest in September for cocaine possession. The arrest took place at Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the deal calls for Mars to plead guilty to felony cocaine possession and will pay a $2,000 fine, while performing 200 hours of community service.

January 27, 2011

Jimmy Buffett inadvertently found the cheeseburger in paradise after falling off a stage at the end of a Sydney concert and being knocked unconscious. A Sydney television station reported the story early Thursday morning.

Buffett departed St.

January 25, 2011

The "Big Four".

January 24, 2011

Sure, Three Days Grace went on three - three - 2010 tours, but that's not enough and the rock group is ready to hate everything about their fans in 2011.

Three Days Grace’s first tour of the year begins March 23 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle.

January 24, 2011

Travie McCoy, co-founder of Gym Class Heroes, launched his solo career with the album Lazarus, which has a few singles you might recognize from your radio.

Two of his hits off the record, "We'll Be Alright" and "Need You," paled when compared to his smash hit "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars on guest vocals.

So it's fitting that he would get his own headlining tour. People want to see him.

January 23, 2011

Bassist for the band The Strokes Nikolai Fraiture unveiled a message to Strokes fans the world round via his private Facebook page.

January 23, 2011

May will find Animal Collective carousing with the Europeans, entertaining them with their musical charms.

But, before that they will play Coachella in Indio, Calif.

But! Even before that, they'll play a quick jaunt of California to gear fans up for their Coachella performance.

They sets will all be new and former bandmember Deakin will be rejoining them to restore the trio back to a quartet.

January 23, 2011

Katy Perry - as promised - has announced her North American tour schedule. The tour is in support of her Teenage Dream album that dropped last year.

January 21, 2011

More artists have been added to the group performing at the Grammy Awards. The list includes Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum and Muse.

This round of performers includes many collaborations and group performances, including B.o.B with Bruno Mars.

Bieber will be performing with Usher - a 5-time Grammy winner and Bieber's mentor - along with Jaden Smith, son of rapper and movie star Will Smith.

January 21, 2011

The lineup for Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011, taking place April 15-17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., has been announced, and it's a good one.

The headliners are Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon, but there are so many big-name artists at this festival, you'll have to grab a time machine to catch them all.

So, Friday will see Kings of Leon capping a day that includes The Black Keys, Inter

January 20, 2011

David Murphy, bassist for STS9, has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer. STS9 has decided to cancel the majority of its upcoming tour.

Murphy said the tumor was found in his sinus cavity that will require surgery and treatment.

But, before that surgery, STS9 and Murphy will perform in Mexico for Mayan Holidaze. The event takes place Jan.

January 18, 2011

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy have announced new dates that aim to fill up their April 2011.

Plant and the Band of Joy released Robert Plant: Band of Joy in September of 2010.

Performing with musicians who played on the Band Of Joy album, namely Patty Griffin (vocals), Darrell Scott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Byron House (bass, vocals), Marco Giovino (drums, percussion, vocals) and co-producer Buddy

January 17, 2011

Coheed and Cambria will be performing their debut album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in its entirety for 23 days starting this Spring.

The “Neverender: Second Stage Turbine Blade – An Evening With Coheed And Cambria” Tour will feature the band performing its debut album, as well as a 30-40 minute acoustic set and other songs from their albums.

The band played four shows at Terminal 5 called “Neverender: Children of the Fence E

January 17, 2011

New Zealand and Australia will not be seeing the Black Keys in 2011.

The rock duo has announced that they will cancel their New Zealand and Australia legs of their 2011 tour and the majority of their European jaunt.

The band released a statement on their website Friday.

“An arduous year of touring and promotion has drained the band and necessitated time off,” the statement said.

January 16, 2011

Usher is a little ill.

He rescheduled a show in Berlin on Wednesday to Thursday, but Thursday wasn't good either, as he walked off stage during that show.

After Thursdays show, he postponed the next three European shows. reported that Usher was two songs into his set at Berlin's O2 Arena before he stood silently on the stage for about four minutes and walking off stage.

January 16, 2011

Kenny Chesney isn't messing around with his "Goin' Coastal" tour. In addition to the stadium dates he's already announced, he's added 41 new shows to the tour, making it one of the largest of 2011 so far.

The tour has a new start date in West Palm Beach, Fla., at Cruzan Amphitheatre March 17.

January 14, 2011

There are six artists that have been announced to perform at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. They are artists you like.

It's like watching your favorite music videos, except live-ish, and in front of a whole mess of celebrities.

And, they will all most likely be holding one of the little statues at some point in the night.

January 14, 2011

If you want tickets to see Tim McGraw this year, you might want to clear your computer, get it de-bugged and keep your browser open just to have a chance.

This is not because there are a limited number of tickets or special requirements; rather, Tim McGraw is that good.

McGraw's "Emotional Traffic" tour is a long one, extending from April to mid-August, and tickets to the tour go on sale Jan.

January 11, 2011

After a week-long preliminary hearing on whether Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, a judge decided that it was necessary.

The damning testimony was that Murray administered a dose of powerful anesthetics  and other sedatives then left the popstar alone.

This testimony was given by two doctors that said Dr.

January 11, 2011

Kylie Minogue is bringing her "Aphrodite -- Live 2011 World Tour" to North America this Spring.

Minogue's gained international stardom for her electrifying concerts and stage presence, so the tour will certainly please her fans, especially since she hasn't been here since 2009 - a long time for her fan base's generation.

But, these concerts will be of a little more intimate nature.

January 09, 2011

With the absence of a new U2 or Coldplay album this year, many have said Civil Twilight's self-titled debut album is a wonderful replacement. Many are looking for them to take their game to that level in the future. The band includes Richard Wouters and brothers Steven McKellar and Andrew McKellar.

They've added new dates to their North American tour. The new dates start Feb.

January 09, 2011

Hundreds of fans, including rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena gathered at Graceland, Elvis' home, to sing "Happy Birthday" on the King's 76th birthday.

Pena, the guest of honor at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look like stacked television sets as fans cheered both the singer and the miner outside Elvis' longtime Memphis home.

An avid Elvis fan, Pena has been on a whirlwind tour of Memphis, g

January 08, 2011

Deftones has announced that they will begin touring in support of their sixth studio album, Diamond Eyes, which was released in May.

The U.S.


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