2/28/2017

WIRE Silver/Lead + DRILL LA


Wire
Silver/Lead
pinkflag
31 March 2017
Musical pioneers WIRE will release their 15th studio album Silver/Lead on March 31, the eve of their 40th anniversary.  However this is an album with its sights firmly set on the future. On April 1, 2017, the anniversary of the band’s first gig as the “classic 4 piece” at the Roxy Club. London, WIRE will be giving a headline performance at the Los Angeles edition of the band’s boutique city festival DRILL : LA, a unique festival to mark “40 years of not looking back.” 
 
DRILL : LA 
 
March 30 - April 2 at the Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
 
WIRE
Bob Mould * Julia Holter * Mild High Club, * Laetitia Sadier  
FITTED (Bob Lee, Graham Lewis, Matthew Simms, Mike Watt)
Part Time Punks * HowardAmb, * Once and Future Band 
* Chasms * Noveller * Immersion * SLOWS
+ the pinkflag guitar orchestra
 
More Special Guests To Be Announced Soon
 
Since 2013, WIRE  have been curating a series of international city festivals with the name DRILL.  The idea being to bring together the best overview of both classic left field artists and new and emerging cutting edge talent.
 
There will be several more DRILL : FESTIVALS taking place this spring, each featuring unique line ups.  
 
Updated info can be found at www.drillfestival.com
 
On Silver/Lead, Colin Newman and Matt Simms’ guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, while bassist Graham Lewis’s ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it’s how the various instruments mesh together that really counts. And Newman’s production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition.
 
Highlights include the optimistic dazzle of “Diamonds In Cups,” with its almost T. Rex-style buzz and chug, and the moody swing of “This Time.” Elsewhere on the musical spectrum, there’s the menacing widescreen grandeur of "Playing Harp For The Fishes" and breakneck-paced guitar pop of "Short Elevated Period."
 
Wire are one of the world’s most ground-breaking bands, their influence acknowledged by bands as diverse as Blur, Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and Savages. But they have never been interested in exploiting past glories. For Wire, there is only ever one possible direction: forwards. So it’s perhaps not surprising that over recent years, they’ve played strings of sold-out shows, achieved career-best record sales, and been cited as a strong influence by yet another generation of bands.
 
Wire’s last three albums garnered nothing but rave reviews. From 2013’s strangely beautiful Change Becomes Us (“It’s fantastic.” – Pitchfork) to the crackling motorik of 2015’s Wire (“It’s all really well turned, potent and crisp.” – The Guardian), and last year’s punchy mini-album Nocturnal Koreans(“It's a cracker and sounds defiantly modern.” – The Quietus). Consequently, although it may be being released on the band’s 40th anniversary, Silver/Lead is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future.

Wire Tour Dates
03.28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
03.29 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03.30 - Los Angeles, CA - DRILL : LA @ Echo
03.31 - Los Angeles, CA - DRILL : LA @ Echo/Echoplex
04.01 - Los Angeles, CA - DRILL : LA @ Echo/Echoplex
04.03 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
04.05 - Portland, OR @ Dantes
04.07 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
04.08 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile




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Here is your full Psycho Las Vegas 2017 lineup!


Here is your full Psycho Las Vegas 2017 lineup!

Tix are on sale now: http://bit.ly/PsychoLVTix

#VIVAPSYCHO

♦︎ ♦︎ ♦︎ KING DIAMOND ♦︎ ♦︎ ♦︎ (USA 2017 Exclusive)

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE ♦︎ ACE FREHLEY ♦︎ GOJIRA ♦︎ SWANS ♦︎ NEUROSIS ♦︎ MAGMA ♦︎ SLEEP ♦︎ MELVINS ♦︎ CARCASS ♦︎ MURDER CITY DEVILS ♦︎ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ♦︎ SLO BURN ♦︎ DIAMONDHEAD ♦︎ CIRITH UNGOL ♦︎ ABBATH ♦︎ CHELSEA WOLFE ♦︎ CULT OF LUNA WITH JULIE CHRISTMAS ♦︎ WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM ♦︎ MULATU ASTATKE ♦︎ PSYCHIC TV ♦︎ EARTHLESS ♦︎ SUMAC ♦︎ MANILLA ROAD ♦︎ CELESTE ♦︎ WINDHAND ♦︎ PELICAN ♦︎ BLOOD CEREMONY ♦︎ CODE ORANGE ♦︎ WEEDEATER ♦︎ MINSK ♦︎ COUGH ♦︎ VHOL ♦︎ ZEAL & ARDOR ♦︎ OATHBREAKER ♦︎ MYRKUR ♦︎ BUZZOV-EN ♦︎ THE SKULL ♦︎ INTER ARMA ♦︎ SLOMATICS ♦︎ GOST ♦︎ YOUNG AND IN THE WAY ♦︎ GATECREEPER ♦︎ MOTHERSHIP ♦︎ CULT LEADER ♦︎ LAURA PLEASANTS & SPECIAL GUESTS ♦︎ MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT ♦︎ SONS OF OTIS ♦︎ SNAIL ♦︎ MORNE ♦︎ DOMKRAFT ♦︎ KHEMMIS ♦︎ ETERNAL TAPESTRY ♦︎ JEX THOTH ♦︎ FISTER ♦︎ NORTH ♦︎ WIZARD RIFLE ♦︎ USNEA ♦︎ ROYAL THUNDER ♦︎ YOUNGBLOOD SUPERCULT ♦︎ TOKE ♦︎ SATURNDUST ♦︎ HEAVY TEMPLE ♦︎ SUMMONER ♦︎ BLACK ANVIL ♦︎ FLOORIAN ♦︎ HOLLOW LEG ♦︎ YEAR OF THE COBRA ♦︎ MERLIN ♦︎ ELEPHANT TREE ♦︎ CLOUD CATCHER



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Warbly Jets First LA Headliner w/ Gutxi Bibang, Starcrawler, Twin Temple | Debut Single "Alive" Top 250k Across Spotify, Apple

Photo Credit: Moni Haworth
Warbly Jets LA Headliner - Tix Available Now
with support from:
Gutxi Bibang
Starcrawler
Twin Temple


Warbly Jets Featured in Liam Gallagher's
Pretty Green S/S '17 Lookbook


Watch Warbly Jets "Alive" on VEVO Now

"Alive" Streaming Everywhere Now


"glittery flashes of such Britpop influences as Oasis and Primal Scream."
-- LA Weekly

"wielding a hefty promise to deliver pure bombastic rock ‘n’ roll... sitting on the precipice of a career with limitless possibilities" -- Grimy Goods

"One Artist To Watch In 2017" -- WBUR (NPR)


Pictures of Warbly Jets Sold Out Show w/ Dandy Warhols @ The Fonda

Listen & Share: Warbly Jets - "Alive"

Read More About "Alive" on Brooklyn Vegan

"It's gutsy, melodic and catchy-as-hell" -- Matt Wilkinson (Beats 1)

"This is the band all the labels are after, they're not even signed yet" -- Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ)

 "It’s a riffy, raging, testosterone-charged declaration recalling the swaggering Britpop of Oasis and the urgent garage-rock of Swedes like the Hives... it's a rocker." -- Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.LA)
Ask Julien O'neill how Warbly Jets fits into LA's music scene and he'll have a simple answer for you: They don't. They exist out there in the ether—caught somewhere in between yesterday and today, where massive rock 'n' roll melodies brush up against skittish breakbeats, swoon-worthy strings, and laser-guided synth lines.
"A lot of LA bands are hung up on what used to be," explains the keyboardist, "and refuse to realize how forward-thinking music can be when you embrace modernity. We have no interest in writing something solely indebted to paisley and teardrop guitars."
"I love all the people here," adds singer/guitarist Samuel Shea. "That being said, I'm not a big fan of the '60s psych resurgence happening in LA right now. Our goal has always been to blend our influences from the past with today's technology instead of just recreating the jangly guitar music that was perfected by countless bands five decades ago. This hasn’t necessarily given us the most obvious fast track, but we never gave a damn about being a scene band when we moved here anyway."

They couldn't afford to, really. With little to no money, circumstances led them to several months of couch-surfing, at one point when they finally secured a lockout production space in Venice, Samuel and Julien had no choice but to stay at a questionable motel nearby and begin to chip away. Another studio setback in San Diego left the two searching for housing back in LA while, perhaps more importantly, searching for the right space to record the band's first official cuts. The process was far from perfect.
“There were quite a few moments of slogging through shit” says O'neill, "but there were also some very lucky breaks in the end." Chief among them: the additions of Justin Goings on drums and Dan Gerbang on bass.
They've certainly needed the support at times; aside from the typical growing pains all bands experience, Shea was in a bad motorbike accident last year that left him with a fractured wrist and forearm. And while he felt "completely defeated" at first, "wondering if I would ever be able to play an instrument again," Shea was ultimately able to heal with the help of music, crafting vocal melodies and lyrics with Gerbang as the pair produced “Alive” – a tune that is appropriately now their debut single. 
"It's been a great development to be able to share writing duties and produce as much as we possibly can with this group," says O'neill. Finding inspiration in downtown LA's Ultrasound Studios, the quartet dynamic and individual determination has seen the band hit it’s stride recently with a slew of key performances in the Los Angeles area and growing label interest, all the while crafting a larger studio endeavor that isn’t necessarily in the flow of their contemporaries. 
Willing this project into existence, “Alive” is essentially a collective self-affirmation that aspiring to create in the face of all circumstances–internal or external–is the artist’s most vital role. In hindsight, there was never really any question for Shea and company, but the journey so far has certainly yielded plenty of new answers.
Warbly Jets debut single is streaming now.
 
LINKS

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UPCOMING


03.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater

03.13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

SXSW

03.15 - Nochebuena SXSW Party @ Stay Gold - 01:15 AM

03.17 - Quantum Collective
Southwest Invasion @ Whole Foods Roof - 01:25 PM

03.17 - Grammy Museum Showcase @ Tap Room - 09:00 PM

03.18 - Burgermania @ Hotel Vegas - 03:30 PM

03.18 - SXSW Official @ Trinity Hall - 11:00 PM

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Tommy Stinson's BASH & POP Tour Comes To LA March 7th / SXSW Details Forthcoming

BASH & POP WEST COAST TOUR COMES TO LA MARCH 7TH
(DATES ALSO INCLUDE NEON REVERB, VIVA PHX & SXSW)
 
ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN ALBUM OUT NOW ON FAT POSSUM RECORDS 
AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
 
VISIT THE PLEDGE MUSIC STORE FOR ALBUMS PLUS EXCLUSIVES
 
  
Photo: Vince DeSantiago
 
BASH & POP'S Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1993 debut album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, is out now via Fat Possum Records and has been receiving praise across the board, including in depth interviews withBandcamp,  EsquireRolling Stone and New York Observer, among others. In addition to the new album, the first ever vinyl pressing of Friday Night... is available via Sire/Reprise.
 
The tour's first leg was a huge success, selling out in every town and resumes this month for a second run of shows beginning in Seattle on February 28th. Tommy is joined on the road by a few of his friends who helped make much of the new BASH & POP record – lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins (Screeching Weasel) on bass guitar. The band recently performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert  and things got a little out of hand when the band played past their scheduled time, as you can see here.
 
Both albums are available via BASH & POP’s Pledge Music campaign, which can be visited here. In addition to ordering tickets for shows and picking up the new music, fans can Pledge towards unforgettable experiences with Tommy and the band (Tommy officiates your wedding, “Billiards w/ BASH & POP”, Full Band Kegger in Your Basement) as well as unique memorabilia such as Tommy’s old bass guitars, both smashed AND fully intact!
 
Stinson has a firm grasp on what he’s after and achieves it with this remarkably loose yet focused sophomore release. Hopefully we won’t have to wait another 25 years for the next one.” American Songwriter
 
“Anything Could Happen is an album of upbeat songs about feeling down and lucid observations about getting fucked up, split evenly between ragged mid-tempo struts and countrified, come-down laments. …Stinson’s unlikely journey from drunk-punk underdog to arena-rock ringer has shown, anything can indeed happen.” Pitchfork
 
“…a terrific rock ‘n’ roll record -- a true rarity these days.” Lincoln Journal Star
 
"The songs really did fit together seamlessly.  “This has been a great show. It’s good to come home.” He could have meant Minneapolis or Bash & Pop as "home," but clearly there was a familiarity to both that made Thursday's show a triumphant one." Minneapolis Star Tribune (live review)
 
"BASH & POP undeniably rock their return." Minneapolis City Pages (live review)
"Bash & Pop’s bar-soaked brand of power-pop sounds as good in 2017 as it did where Stinson last left it on 1993’s FridayNight Is Killing Me, making for a strong start to the new year for fans of no-frills rock ’n’ roll.” AV Club
 
“…”Rocks” picks right back up where the first LP left off (a good thing).” Brooklyn Vegan
 
“On The Rocks,” an old-school rave-up of a guitar-rocker made with considerably more piss and/or vinegar than we could reasonably expect from someone who’s been in the game as long as Stinson.” Stereogum
 
BASH & POP LIVE SHOWS:
    
Tue. February 28th - SEATTLE, WA - Chop Suey
Wed. March 1st - PORTLAND, OR - Doug Fir
Fri. March 3rd - SACRAMENTO, CA - Harlow's
Sat. March 4th - SAN JOSE, CA -  The Ritz
Sun. March 5th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Swedish American Hall
Tue. March 7th - LOS ANGELES, CA - Troubadour
Thu. March 9th - SAN DIEGO, CA - Casbah
Fri. March 10th - LAS VEGAS, NV  - Neon Reverb
Sat. March 11th - PHOENIX, AZ - Viva PHX
Mon. March 13th  - AUSTIN, TX - SXSW (details forthcoming)
 
More shows/info forthcoming
 
 
And now, many more words about Bash & Pop from former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson:
 
Anything Could Happen is the 2nd album by BASH & POP, a very welcome and loooong-awaited follow-up to 1992’s Friday Night Is Killing Me. The helmsman of the group is one Thomas Eugene Stinson, better known as Tommy of The Replacements - the seminal band of which he was co-founder, bassist and sparkplug. Now, coming off a fruitful 18-year stretch playing bass with stadium rockers Guns N’ Roses (“It was good for me on so many levels”) and a hugely successful 33-show Replacements reunion romp, Tommy is clearly jazzed to be doing his own thing again.
 
You may ask, why resurrect the name BASH & POP now? Tommy explains, “The first B&P album was rootsy, very rock n’ roll and as the new stuff started to come together, it felt like that. Also, as I was playing rough mixes of some of these new recordings for friends, many said it reminded them of the B&P record … so it just seemed to make sense.” There’s a distinct camaraderie at work in these performances, a real band feel that harkens back to Tommy’s formative years.
 
Tommy’s history has been well-documented, but here’s a quick primer: He first picked up a bass in 1978 at the age of twelve, urged by his guitar-playing big brother Bob. Together they formed a band called Dogbreath, which featured, among others, Chris Mars on drums. In 1979, when fledgling musician Paul Westerberg heard the racket they made blaring out of the basement of a house he passed on his way home from work, The Replacements were effectively born. Over the course of eight albums and extensive touring, the band made an indelible impression. The Replacements broke up in 1991 but their influence can still be felt to this day. Since then, Tommy has made lots of music; the aforementioned BASH & POP debut; his more democratic and pop-ish band Perfect made an EP (When Squirrels Play Chicken - 1996) and an album (Once, Twice, Three Times A Maybe - recorded in 1997 but delayed by record company shenanigans until 2004); plus two solo albums -Village Gorilla Head (2004) and One Man Mutiny (2011). In addition, he was an integral part of GnR’s Chinese Democracy(2006) and two albums with his longtime mates, Soul Asylum - The Silver Lining (2006) and Delayed Reaction (2011). The Replacements also reared their heads again with cathartic and unanimously well-received reunion shows in 2013, ‘14 and ‘15. New recordings were made but ultimately scuttled.
 
Arguably the best thing Tommy has done post-Replacements, Anything Could Happen sports nine rockers and three ballads. Recorded in Hudson, NY and London, the album roars outta the gate with “Not This Time,” a song Tommy says was specifically written to be Track One. “I wanted this thing to come out with, ya know, just - BAM! - rock n’ roll!” The album is full of spontaneity, belying how clearly focused and well-constructed it is. The care taken in the singing is especially impressive. The choruses are hookier than ever. The lyrics strike a balance between true and imagined, wisdom and hilarious wordplay; and some are autobiographical - the album partly chronicles the drawn-out demise of a relationship. Loaded with Tommy’s tried and true Faces-Stones-Mats swagger, “Anything Could Happen” and “Bad News” are about adaptability and optimistically facing the curve balls life can throw. “Breathing Room” couples a catchy tune with a heartbreaking lyric: “You’re the dream I thought that I had / I’m the wish that won’t come true … We’re running out of breathing room / Ain’t that a bitch, being stuck this way.” One striking line in the ballad, “Anytime Soon,” may sum up the shattered yet resilient dichotomy of the record best: “You won’t see me dangling from these rafters anytime soon.”
 
When asked what makes this project such a leap from his previous efforts Tommy replies, “On the one hand, I might’ve just gotten lucky! (laughs) But on the other hand, I totally approached it in a different way than I have in the past. The last two solo albums were done rather piecemeal. On this one I had all the songs written in advance and, with the band there throughout the sessions to help make the tracks really ‘sing,’ it improved the whole process.”
 
Speaking of the band, here’s the lowdown: Tommy sings and plays rhythm guitar throughout and handles the bass on eight of the twelve tracks; lead guitar duties are split between Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars); the drum stool is shared by Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses, The Psychedelic Furs) and Joe Sirois (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Roll The Tanks); Cat Popper (Ryan Adams, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jack White) - plays bass when Tommy doesn’t; Tony Kieraldo takes care of all keys; Justin Perkins (Screeching Weasel) laid down some acoustic guitar, percussion and backing vocals in addition to mixing and mastering the record. Chip Roberts (The Drinkers, one-400’s) and Davey Lane (You Am I) guest on guitar. Moving forward, Steve, Joe and Justin will fill out the touring band.
 
When you listen to a Tommy Stinson record, under any moniker, you’re hearing rock n’ roll done by a lifer, someone who has literally spent three-fourths of his time on this earth touring and making music. If you subscribe to the theory that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in any field, Tommy Stinson has done that, many times over. And with Anything Could Happen, He doesn’t want to waste your time … no, not this time. - Peter Jesperson

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BANKS ANNOUNCES JUNE HEADLINE TOUR & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

ANNOUNCES JUNE HEADLINE TOUR & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
WATCH THE TOUR TEASER NOW!



February 28, 2017 - Hollywood, CA - Taking her second full-length album The Altar [Harvest Records] on the road this summer, BANKS announces a June headline tour as well as festival performances at Governors BallFirefly Music Festival, and Electric Forest. Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 3 at  www.hernameisbanks.com. The tour commences June 2 in Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory and plays major markets across the East Coast and South throughout the month. The full itinerary is included below.

Currently in the middle of her sold out tour of the U.K and Europe, BANKS  shared a preview video on social media this morning of what fans can expect when she brings her shows stateside. Watch HERE.

Last month, BANKS uncovered the music video for The Altar's most recent single "Trainwreck." Watch it HERE.  The video has already cracked 1.1 million YouTube/VEVO views, while the track has generated over 4.5 million Spotify streams. Paper described the clip as, "Haunting" and wrote, "BANKS' contemporary dance moves and eye-catching imagery sends viewers into a world of glamour noir."

Next up, BANKS kicks off festival season returning to Coachella April 14 and April 21 in addition to an April West Coast tour. 

The Altar represents the next evolution of BANKS. With its gothic transmissions of smoky and spacey soul, the album claimed spots in the Top 20 of theBillboard Top 200 and Top 10 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, earning praise from TimeHarper's BazaarNPRV Magazine, and many others. It includes the singles "Trainwreck," "Gemini Feed," and more.
APRIL TOUR DATES:
4/11                            Pomona, CA                      Fox Theater
4/13                            San Diego, CA                   Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
4/14                            Indio, CA                            Coachella
4/16                            Portland, OR                       Crystal Ballroom
4/17                            Vancouver, BC                  Vogue Theatre
4/18                            Seattle, WA                         Showbox SODO
4/20                            San Francisco, CA              Warfield
4/21                            Indio, CA                             Coachella

JUNE TOUR DATES:
6/2                              Philadelphia, PA                  Electric Factory
6/3                              New York, NY                       Governors Ball
6/5                              Montreal, QC                       Metropolis
6/6                              Boston, MA                           Royale Nightclub
6/7                              Washington, D.C.                 9:30 Club
6/9                              Charlotte, NC                       The Fillmore
6/10                            Atlanta, GA                          The Buckhead Theatre
6/12                            Nashville, TN                          Marathon
6/13                            Asheville, NC                         Orange Peel
6/15 - 6/18                 Dover, DE                              Firefly Music Festival
6/17                            Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage AE
6/19                            Cleveland, OH                     Agora Theatre
6/20                            Columbus, OH                      Newport Music Hall
6/22 - 6/25                 Rothbury, MI                          Electric Forest


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Ride announces North American shows + new album due out this summer

RIDE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS

NEW ALBUM DUE THIS SUMMER VIA WICHITA RECORDINGS

TWO NEW SONGS "CHARM ASSAULT" & "HOME IS A FEELING" SHARED LAST WEEK

Ride by Andrew Ogilvy

"Many bands from Ride's heyday have reunited in recent years, but few have done so with such a renewed edge of energy, self-awareness, and mettle."
Pitchfork

STREAM: "Home Is A Feeling" - http://hyperurl.co/HomeIsAFeeling

STREAM: "Charm Assault" - http://hyperurl.co/CharmAssault

STREAM: Ride "Influences" playlist - http://spoti.fi/2mprRNN

Following the release of two new songs last week, British band Ride are back today to announce that in July they will be playing North American shows. The band will head to Toronto, Boston, New York, Philly, and DC for a slew of headline performances, with tickets available now. Last week Ride shared "Charm Assault," followed the day after by "Home Is A Feeling," the first new music that the group had released in 20 years. In their review of "Charm Assault," Pitchfork writes: "Many bands from Ride's heyday have reunited in recent years, but few have done so with such a renewed edge of energy, self-awareness, and mettle."

Ride's upcoming album, scheduled for release this summer via Wichita Recordings, sees the band reunited with label co-founders Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who they worked with during the band's early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album Nowhere and produced its follow up Going Blank Again.

After a lengthy hiatus, Ride reformed in 2014. Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt, the band sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera and Field Day. Hear "Home Is A Feeling", "Charm Assault" and the band's Spotify Influences playlist above, see below for tickets and details on the band's upcoming shows, and stay tuned for more from Ride soon.

Upcoming North American Shows:

7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall - Tickets
7/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale - Tickets
7/20 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - Tickets
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA - Tickets
7/23 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I - Tickets

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Franz Ferdinand Announces US Tour Dates



ANNOUNCE 2017 LIVE DATES
 
 
Franz Ferdinand have revealed plans for a rare North American tour. The band will perform in several cities across the U.S including Nashville, Louisville, New York City and Los Angeles this summer. The Scottish band are also making festival appearances at Hangout Music Festival in May, Governors Ball in New York City and Firefly Music Festival in June.
 
It's been three years since the band last played in the US, when they played in support of their critically acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.  Pull on your dancing pants for these shows:
 
North American Live Tour Dates
May 19 - 21st - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 22 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
May 25 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 26 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 28 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 30 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 31 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 2 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
June 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 4 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 7 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 8 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
June 11 - Oceanside, CA @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
June 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
June 15 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
June 15-18 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
 
Praise for Franz Ferdinand

"...they return sounding hungry for blood with their twin guitar glam-punk strut." 
Rolling Stone
 
"...another smart disco party with zingy melodies, arty lyrics and garage-rock guitars."  
USA Today
 
"Franz Ferdinand are the kings of cool, and the unique sound they've spent years crafting still captures the hearts of a massive crowd, one night after another. Tonight is no exception - the Sodo show was a sold out affair several weeks before the date. With a massive, twenty-four song set spanning every sound and style across their fantastically eclectic discography, Franz Ferdinand tore the roof off." - KEXP
 
"Given how sporadically the band has toured the U.S., how could I pass up a performance so relatively close to my O.C. base and in such an intimate setting? This evening's audience was apparently thinking along similar lines. So hyped were these fans that chanted, clapped and jumped along to every song, there was hardly a moment that didn't suggest a euphoric release of pent-up love for the Scottish quartet." - OC Register
 
"But it really is difficult not to like Franz Ferdinand-the band can make even the squarest white male want to get out and dance, while still satisfying the rock-'n'-roller inside who likes angular guitars and pop hooks. They're more fun than anything America has called dance music in the past decade." - Portland Mercury

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