Meat Puppets Announce UK Tour with Mudhoney in June

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The Meat Puppets are back with the new album Rat Farm which is due for release on the 15th of April and they’re supporting it with a UK tour together with Seattle rockers Mudhoney.

The band has made a name for over 30 years, mixing country-style music with punk rock. Brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood have reunited in 2009 and released a tell-all biography of the band, Too High to Die. Curt wanted the songs to stand on their own, writing chords and melodies, and play them straight.

The UK tour is slated for this June and they’re also doing two solo shows. The band’s current line-up for the upcoming tour are Curt Kirkwood on vocals and guitars, Cris Kirkwood on bass, drummer Shandon Sahm and Elmo Kirkwood, Curt’s son, on additional second guitars.

Here are the shows’ schedules in June:

Sun 2nd Bristol The Fleece
Mon 3rd Brighton The Haunt
Wed 5th Glasgow ABC with Mudhoney
Thu 6th Newcastle Academy with Mudhoney
Fri 7th Manchester Academy 2 with Mudhoney
Sat 8th London The Forum with Mudhoney

Listen to the Too High To Die full album:

Megadeth To Release New Album and Tour

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Megadeth has announced the release of their new album Super Collider on June 14, followed by their UK tour in in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. The band’s current lineup is composed of Dave Mustaine, Shawn Drover, Chris Broderick and Dave Ellefson.

Super Collider, their follow up to their 2011′s Thirteen, is the first album through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, and will be released through Universal Music Enterprises.

Having sold more than 38 million albums around the world, received numerous Grammy nominations, and winning five consecutive platinum albums for nearly three decades, the band has signed up an exclusive deal with Universal Music. This opportunity means a huge career move for Mustaine and the band.

Megadeth kicks off their U.K. Tour on the following dates:

MONDAY 6/3 – O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
TUESDAY 6/4 – O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
WEDNESDAY 6/5 – MANCHESTER ACADEMY
THURSDAY 6/6 – O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

International Dates:

SATURDAY 6/8 – SONISPHERE ITALY FIERA MILANO LIVE RHO
SUNDAY 6/9 – SONISPHERE FRANCE AMNEVILLE SNOWHALL PARC

Fall Out Boy Marks Return With New Album And Tour

After being on hiatus for more than 3 years since 2009, pop/punk group Fall Out Boy is now setting the stage for their return with the announcement of a new album and a tour! And to kick it off, they release a new single titled My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up), which is now available on iTunes. It’s going to come off of their upcoming fifth album Save Rock and Roll that’s due out on May 7. The tour, on the other hand, will commence on May 14 at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. (See full tour dates below this article).

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But before we start calling this a reunion, it’s not, as the band stated on their website, “This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up.” During their hiatus, lead singer Patrick Stump released a solo album titled Soul Punk while bass player Pete Wentz launched a project called Black Cards. Trohman and Hurley joined the heavy metal band The Damned Things.

To promote their return, FOB will be playing a series of shows around the world, which just started in Chicago and will then end in Melbourne, Australia by the end of March.

Check out the new single below:

Save Rock and Roll Tour dates:

May 14: Milwaukee (Rave)
May 15: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
May 17: Columbus, OH (LC Pavillion)
May 21: Pittsburgh (Stage AE)
May 22: Detroit (The Fillmore)
May 24: Toronto (Sound Academy)
May 25: Montreal (Metropolis)
May 26: Boston (House of Blues)
May 28: Niagara Falls, NY (Rapid Theater)
May 29: New York City (Terminal 5)
May 30: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
May 31: Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
June 1: Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
June 2: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
June 4: Orlando (House of Blues)
June 5: Miami (Fillmore)
June 7: Houston (Bayou Music Center)
June 8: Dallas (Palladium)
June 9: Austin (Stubb’s)
June 11: Phoenix (Marquee)
June 13: Los Angeles (Wiltern)
June 15: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
June 16: San Francisco (The Fox Theater)
June 18: Portland, OR (Roseland)
June 19: Seattle (Sodo)
June 20: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
June 22: Salt Lake City (In the Venue)
June 23: Denver (Ogden)
June 25: Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre)
June 26: Minneapolis (Myth)
June 28: St. Louis (The Pageant)
June 29: Indianapolis (Egyptian Room)
June 30: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)

Fleetwood Mac Confirms Reunion Tour, New Material in 2013


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Fleetwood Mac has confirmed their reunion tour from April 2013 according to band member Stevie Nicks.

Nicks spoke to ABC News Radio and said, “We go into rehearsals somewhere around the end of February. So… if everything goes to plan, we should probably be out [on the road] by end of April [or] May, I would think.”

Nicks also revealed that the legendary group is in talks to record new music to coincide with their shows. “Well, actually, maybe like two songs, maybe four, who knows? We don’t really know yet ’cause we’re not in the world of Fleetwood Mac yet,” she stated.

Similar statements have come from co-members Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood so let’s hope this reunion will push through because their new music is probably worth the wait.