It is with immense pleasure to announce that The Melvins – the indisputable and infamous leaders in the realm of all things weirdly wonderful yet uncompromisingly rockin’ and heavy – will return to Europe for a series of dates this summer. These shows will follow the upcoming release of "Basses Loaded" (June 3, Ipecac Recordings), which appropriately features not one, but six different bass players. The tour line up will feature Buzz, Dale and Steve McDonald and sees the trio kick off proceedings as the Saturday headliners of Temples Festival in Bristol (UK) then heading through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and France before returning to the UK. The full list of dates can be found below:
MELVINS EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2016
04/06/2016 – Temples Festival – Bristol, UK
05/06/2016 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
06/06/2016 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
07/06/2016 – Logo – Hamburg, DE
08/06/2016 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
09/06/2016 – Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
10/06/2016 – Bla – Oslo, NO
11/06/2016 – Babel – Malmo, SE
13/06/2016 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, DE
14/06/2016 – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
15/06/2016 – Underground – Cologne, DE
16/06/2016 – TBD – Paris, FR
17/06/2016 – Hellfest – Clisson, FR
19/06/2016 – Koko – London, UK
20/06/2016 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
21/06/2016 – Art School – Glasgow, UK
22/06/2016 – The Rainbow – Birmingham, UK
On "Basses Loaded" Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration. You can check out three new tracks from the upcoming release, firstly the inclusion of the band’s own version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” (the album’s nod to baseball is a natural one with Buzz and Dale often spotted at games across the US). New tracks “Hideous Woman” and “War Pussy” are also available for streaming, both featuring Steve McDonald on bass duty. Pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore, Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Hideous Woman” and “War Pussy".
"Basses Loaded" track listing:
1. The Decay of Lying (Steve McDonald)
2. Choco Plumbing (Jared Warren)
3. Beer Hippie (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
4. I Want To Tell You (Steve McDonald)
5. Captain Come Down (JD Pinkus)
6. Hideous Woman (Steve McDonald)
7. Shaving Cream (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
8. Planet Distructo (Trevor Dunn, aka Melvins Lite line-up)
9.War Pussy (Steve McDonald)
10. Maybe I Am Amused (Krist Novoselic)
11. Phyllis Dillard (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
12. Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
When the producers of LaconiaFest set out to create the most iconic music experience of all time in New Hampshire, they had one name on the list. Steven Tyler. Now, LaconiaFest have announced that legendary music icon Steven Tyler is set to perform on the main stage of the motorcycle music festival on June 15, 2016. Tyler will take the stage at LaconiaFest backed by his Nashville-based band, Loving Mary.
A beloved staple in New Hampshire, Tyler has a long-time connection to the area. In addition to spending his childhood summers in Lake Sunapee, it is where he met the members of the Joe Perry Jam Band, which later evolved into Aerosmith.
One of music's most recognizable and dynamic performers, Tyler has been cited by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest singers of all time." Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide and he has won four GRAMMY® Awards, six American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and an Emmy® Award. Tyler is currently working on his highly-anticipated solo album that is scheduled to be released this summer on Big Machine Label Group's Dot Records. His critically-acclaimed single, "Red, White, & You" is available now.
Tyler also has a love for motorcycles, making him a natural fit for the festival. In September 2007, Tyler launched a line of custom motorcycles, now named Dirico Motorcycles, and is a co-founder and partner of the motorcycle brand.
"We couldn't be more proud of Steven Tyler's homecoming to the state of New Hampshire for LaconiaFest," says Tyler Glover, co-producer of LaconiaFest. "Fans in this area grew up listening to Tyler's iconic voice several times a day on the radio, and they are even more eager to see him perform in person."
Tickets for the June 15th Steven Tyler show will be announced and go on sale soon via www.laconiafest.com.
LaconiaFest Ticket Information:
Tickets for four of the nine LaconiaFest concert dates are on sale now, giving you access to over 50 performing artists - with more to come during the remaining five dates! LaconiaFest VIP Pit and VIP Tower tickets will be available for purchase within the coming weeks, delivering next level festival status including the best views, expedited entry and VIP perks to be announced soon. All General Admission, VIP Tower and VIP Pit tickets include "all-day" in and out access to the LaconiaFest attractions and facilities for that day.
GA ticket prices range from $30 to $70, and VIP PIT and VIP Tickets start at $100. Get your tickets now via www.LaconiaFest.com or www.TicketGalaxy.com and stay tuned for more information on tickets for the remaining five dates, coming soon!
LaconiaFest is sponsored by Ticket Galaxy, Stoli Vodka and Monster Energy.
For more information, visit www.LaconiaFest.com.
Hera Björk, the Queen of Effing Everything visits Stockholm, 7 May + special guest: Greta Salóme
Hera Björk, known by Eurovision fans for her 2010 ESC entry "Je Ne Sais Quoi", is coming to Stockholm with her one-woman musical extravaganza, 'The Queen of Effing Everything'. The show will premiere at Stockholm’s Playhouse Teater on Saturday, 7 May 2016, just before the Eurovision Song Contest.
Hera will mix songs and personal stories to paint a picture of just how she became the unstoppable ‘tour de force’ standing before you. There will be laughs. There will be songs, and yes, there will be plenty of Eurovision.
Saturday 7th May, two shows: 17:30 and 21:00
Closest T-Bana: Hötorget
Tickets available at:- ticketor.com/herathequeen
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Tegan and Sara have released the first music video from their forthcoming album "Love You to Death" (available June 3 on Warner Bros. Records), premiering the video for their critically-acclaimed single 'Boyfriend' via Pitchfork. The video is directed by Clea DuVall, a long-time collaborator and friend of the band, with whom Sara worked closely on her first-ever film score for Clea's directorial debut, The Intervention. The "Boyfriend" video features Tegan and Sara alongside fashion designer Rachel Antonoff and actress Sarah Ramos (Parenthood). Watch the video here.
Released on April 8, "Boyfriend" is the debut single from "Love You to Death" and has received rave reviews from both fans and the press. Billboard declared the single "a stadium-shaking hand-clapper," and "Boyfriend" has been named a best new track by Pitchfork, Pop Justice, NME and FADER.
Earlier this week, Tegan and Sara announced a 40+ date international headlining tour, kicking off June 22nd in London, UK and running through to November 16th in Florida, USA (see below for full list of dates). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 29 via http://teganandsara.com/shows/.
"Love You to Death" is available for pre-order now at iTunes.com/TeganandSara.
With Eurovision due to take place in a few weeks time, get the party started by entering a competition organised by The Global Rockstar.
Cover your your all time favourite song of the Eurovision Song Contest and win cool prizes!
Record your all time favourite song of the Eurovision Song Contest with your smartphone and post it here on https://www.facebook.com/TheGlobalRockstar
The video can be recorded with a smartphone or a webcam with a maximum length of 3 minutes.
The best performance of the week wins an AKG D5!!
The best performance of the month wins a Soundcraft UI12.
Erica from Spain has covered the Italian Entry Francesca Michielin with "Nessun grado di separazione“ - check out her video here:- https://www.facebook.com/erica.delgado.9678/videos/o.331781603559306/485357024991811/?type=2&theater
Every Tuesday The Global Rockstar will announce the winner of the AKG D5 and afterwards a new round starts, immediately. At the end of the Eurovision we will reward the best performance of the weekly winner.
So what are you waiting for?
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