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Celebrity Gossip Heard All Over The Web

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Kick Off Tour

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros hit the road last week for an extensive run of live dates that kicked off in Ojai, CA at Libbey Bowl with a special performance to benefit the Ojai Valley Community Nursery School.

The tour will wrap up on October 5th at Crossroads in Kansas City, MO. Ticket details and tour dates below!

The band is touring in support of their May release, Here, which debuted at #1 on the Independent Music Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart the week after its release. Relix Magazine hailed the album as “full of undeniable folk-rock hooks, gospel overtones, infectious lyrics, orchestral swells and a whole lot of love,” and Entertainment Weekly praised the album for its “lovely troubadour melodies.”

Having recently wrapped up a nearly sold-out European tour, the band is also putting the final touches on the follow up to Here, which will be released in early 2013 via Community Music. Check out the tour dates below!

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JDEVIL Joins Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson on Tour

JDEVIL, the nefarious DJ alter ego of legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, has joined forces with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on their co-headlining “Twins of Evil” U.S. tour launching September 28. JDEVIL will perform DJ sets packed with his brand of chaotic electro-metal.

This news comes on the heels of JDEVIL’s recent signing with cutting-edge label Dim Mak for the release of his debut EP. Tour dates below!

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Reptar to Release Debut Album: Body Faucet

Reptar announced that their debut full-length album, Body Faucet, will be released on May 2st via Vagrant Records!

Produced by Ben Allen, Body Faucet is the follow up to the group’s heralded debut EP Oblanle Fizz Y’all, which Rolling Stone praised for its “…blend of upbeat rhythms, reggae-infected vocals and psychedelic textures.”

Check out the album track list below, along with upcoming tour dates.

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Miniature Tigers Confirm Summer Headline Dates

Miniature Tigers continue their busy year with the announcement of a new batch of Summer tour dates!

Kicking off the end of July, the headline tour will hit New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more in support of the band’s latest album, Mia Pharaoh. Out earlier this year, the record has received overwhelming acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, and more. And recently, Amazon proclaimed their song “Female Doctor” as the #2 Best Song of 2012 So Far!

The announcement of the new dates come just after the end of a super successful cross-country tour with fun. Prior to that, the band headlined a sold-out nationwide tour with Modern Art label-mates Geographer and The Chain Gang of 1974.

Take a listen to Miniature Tigers’ Mia Pharaoh exclusively streaming on Spin.com HERE. And check out the tour dates below!

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Aerosmith Debut “Legendary Child” & Announce Tour Dates

Not only did American Idol crown its latest winner last night on the show, if you caught the show, you may have noticed that Aerosmith premiered their brand new single “Legendary Child” live on the show.

The latest single is available now on iTunes, and is the first single from Aerosmith’s long-awaited new album, Music From Another Dimension, which is set for release August 28th (but you can preorder it now on iTunes.)

And, a new single and album isn’t all Aerosmith has planned. The band is eager to bring the new tunes to fans across the country, so they’ll be hitting the road for The Global Warming Tour this summer. The tour kicks off on June 16 in Minneapolis.

Take a look at their album track listing and full list of tour dates below!

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Kyng Confirms New Dates with Danzig!

Get ready, because SoCal’s Kyng will be joining Danzig on tour- kicking off this weekend!

The dates come on the heels of a massive 8 week tour with Clutch and Hellyeah. Following the dates with Danzig, Kyng will stop in Atlantic City for Metallica’s Orionfest on June 23-24 prior to hitting the road with 10 years.

Metallica frontman, James Hetfield, recently sung the band’s praises after discovering them through Sirius XM program director Jose Mangin, who has championed Kyng since hearing early demos a few years back.

We’ve got all the details on the dates below, and we’re told there’s another big tour announcement coming for Kyng next month!

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Doomtree Members Make Cameo at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater

Last Saturday, P.O.S took the state as part of MPR’s ‘Muse for Music’, held at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN.

‘Muse for Music’ was a special commission from 89.3 The Current, which explored “the hidden creative origins and stories surrounding some of music’s most notable songs.” The event was hosted and curated by Jeremy Messersmith and included performances by Doomtree’s P.O.S, Chastity Brown, and storyteller Dave Mondy.

P.O.S delivered a showstopper when he joined Messersmith onstage to perform rearranged versions of “Let It Rattle” and “Never Better” off of his 2009 album, Never Better.

In early June, The Fitzgerald will showcase another Doomtree member, Sims, when he takes part in MPR’s ‘Works for Words’ hosted by Chris Koza. The show is expect to “explore the meanings of the lyrics and importance of words in pop, rock, and folk songs. The Sims’ smart, aggressive lyrics and raw delivery will be backed by a lush orchestration. Tickets are currently available HERE.

Check out additional upcoming Doomtree, Sims, P.O.S, and Dessa Tour Dates below!

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Rise Against Declare Victory in Arizona Boycott & Announce Tour

Almost 2 years ago, Rise Against joined The Sound Strike, a coalition of Artists (including that have been committed to supporting the International Boycott of Arizona in the wake of the passage of the anti-immigration law SB 1070, and to raise awareness and opposition to the predatory and punitive treatment of immigrants in Arizona. With the Sound Strike’s recent announcement of shifting strategies, Rise Against will return to the state they last played with a show at the Mesa Amphitheatre on July 14, 2009 with performances in Flagstaff and Tempe during their North American fall tour.

Check out the full fall tour date listing below!

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Sinead O’Connor Twitter closed, Tour canceled

If you have been following Sinead O’Connor on Twitter for the past few months, you have been keeping up with a whole lot of cray cray. Heck with her music, nothing compares to the entertainment Sinead brings with her bi-polarized tweets. Unfortunately you can’t read the madness now because her account has been shut down. But listen. This isn’t just one of those time of the month spews from the mouth. Girlfriend has big issues…so big that she has been forced to scrap her upcoming tour dates.

In a tweet to fans late last week O’Connor wrote, “Am going home and cancelling touring for the year. Doc had asked me not to tour but I thought was stronger than am.”

If you were in complete denial thinking that Sinead would say something different tomorrow, her website has also been shut down and replaced with a fan site.

The site reads, “With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as am very unwell due to bi polar disorder. As you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised by my doctor not to go on tour but didn’t want to ‘fail’ or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to coincide with album release. So very stupidly I ignored his advice to my great detriment, attempting to be stronger than I actually am.”

Come on. This girl was cray BEFORE Britney was. Sinead was the originator of the head shave and she’s been living the careless life for years now. She just hasn’t made it to the hot pink wig stage yet. Here’s hoping she can skip that stage and get herself some help.

Dispatch To Release Long Awaited New Album

One of the most successful independent rock bands, Dispatch, announced they’ll release their first album in twelve years- Circles Around The Sun- on August 21st via their own Bomber Records.

Produced by Peter Katis, Circles Around The Sun is an eclectic all-American rock and roll recored that delivers on both its gutsy storytelling and compelling songwriting. Essentially, the album encompasses just what fans have always loved.

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Green Day Recording Album Trilogy: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!

Get ready Green Day fans, because the band is currently working hard in the studio, recording not one, not two, but THREE(!) different albums- a trilogy. A rock trilogy you say? Hell to the Yes.

The three new albums, entitled , ¡Uno!¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday, September 25th 2012; Tuesday, November 13th 2012 and Tuesday, January 15th 2013. The albums are the follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown, and are being produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo, and are being recorded in the band’s hometown of Oakland, CA.

“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” said the band. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic as fuck!”

“Epic as fuck”- I look forward to it!

Green Day is set to play several music festivals this summer, with confirmed dates listed below (and more to be added.)

AUGUST

18TH                Tokyo, Japan              Summer Sonic 2012

19th                 Osaka, Japan              Summer Sonic 2012

26th                 Paris, France              Rock en Seine 2012

SEPTEMBER

1st                    Konstanz, Germany   Rock am See 2012

2nd                   Bologna, Italy             I-Day Festival

Be sure to check out Green Day’s official website HERE, and find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Garbage Announce Premiere Of “Blood For Poppies” and Ustream Chat!

Get ready, Garbage fans! The band recently announced that the music video for their new single “Blood For Poppies” will premiere tomorrow, April 3rd on AOL Music. The single is the first from Garbage’s highly anticipated album, Not Your Kind Of People, which is due out on May 15th on the band’s own STUNVOLUME record label.

But that’s not all, because you can also participate in a live Ustream chat where the band will answer questions from fans about the video and upcoming album. Details below!

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Get Your Party Rock On!

LMFAO is heading their OWN got damn tour. The Sorry for Party Rocking tour dates have been announced and tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com.

Special guests for the show include: Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills.

Here are the LMFAO SOrry for Party Rocking tour dates:

May 22 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
May 23 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May 26 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena May 28 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 30 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
June 1 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
June 2 Seattle, WA KeyArena
June 5 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
June 6 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
June 8 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
June 9 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
June 12 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 13 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
June 15 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 19 Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum
June 20 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
June 22 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
June 23 Orlando, FL Amway Center
June 25 Washington, DC Patriot Center
June 26 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
June 28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 29 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
June 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 1 Worcester, MA DCU Center
July 4 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

This is one show I’d love to check out. These guys are goofy as hell!

The Pretty Reckless Premiere “You” video, Announce Marilyn Manson Tour Dates

I have to tell you, I’m not a big “rock” fan, but Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Rockless are my guilty pleasure.

The Pretty Reckless just unveiled a brand new video for “You,” the closing track from their acclaimed debut album, Light Me Up. The video, by Grammy-winning director Meiert Avis, finds lead singer Taylor Momsen packing her things after a break-up and stumbling upon happier memories of her relationship.

And get this, Taylor and co. recently announced a headlining tour across North America through March and April, and just revealed ten of eighteen total spots opening up for Marilyn Manson (confirmed dates below). Marilyn Freakin’ Manson! For the latest updates and ticket info for both tours, visit the band’s official site at www.theprettyreckless.com.

Tour Dates with Marilyn Manson:

April 27 – Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
April 28 – Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
April 29 – Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
May 2 – Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
May 4 – Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
May 8 – West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
May 13 – Houston, TX House of Blues
May 15 – Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
May 16 – Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
May 19 – Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom

Follow the band and the lovely Taylor below:

facebook.com/theprettyreckless
twitter.com/#!/taylormomsen

Kimbra to Support Foster the People on Tour Summer 2012

Some fabulous news for Warner Bros. Records artist Kimbra. Girlfriend has been selected to support Foster the People on their US summer tour which kicks off on May 29th with two nights at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park and runs through July 7th in Las Vegas, NV. The Kooks, Tokyo Police Club and Mayer Hawthorne will also be supporting on selected dates throughout the tour. Hello, hotness!

This year is shaping up to be an extremely busy one for the 21 year-old singer and songwriter. Prior to heading out with Foster the People, Kimbra will be performing at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX March 13-17, after which she will be opening for Gotye on his nationwide run. That string of shows begins March 22nd in Washington, DC and will continue through April 12th in San Francisco, CA.

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Her Australian debut, Vows, has spawned three hit singles, is certified platinum, earned her a “One to Watch” rave from Rolling Stone Australia and won Kimbra the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist. Several of the songs on Vows are included on her current US EP Settle Down, which was released in October 2011. The title track is already getting airplay on KCRW and the video, which has over six million views, was recently selected as iTunes Video of the Week.

Kimbra’s haunting vocals and impassioned delivery on the Gotye track “Somebody That I Used to Know” have helped propel it to an international hit: the video for the song has 70 million views and it is climbing the US radio charts. Kimbra recently joined Gotye onstage for the US television debut of “Somebody That I Used to Know” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Check out Kimbra’s US tour dates below:

March 13 – 17 – SXSW Music Conference – Austin, TX

With GOTYE:

March 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 23 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
March 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
March 27 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
March 31 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
April 2 – Pease Auditorium – Ypsilanti, MI
April 3 – Aragon Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Epic Event Center – Minneapolis, MN
April 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
April 8 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 10 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

With FOSTER THE PEOPLE:

May 29 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
May 30 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
June 01 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June 04 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
June 05 – The Backyard – Austin, TX
June 07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
June 10 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia MD
June 11 – Summerstage – New York, NY
June 12 – Lachine Canal – Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park – Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

Get it girl! If you haven’t heard of Kimbra, you’ve been living under a rock. Check out one of my favorite songs by the talented Miss Kimbra below: