Emo supergroup L.S. Dunes announce UK tour for 2023

Emo supergroup L.S. Dunes have announced their first ever UK tour in January 2023.

The band is set to play across four cities in the UK, alongside special guests which are yet to be announced.

“UK Lost Souls – They said it wasn’t a good time to come visit but we say fUK the dollar and fUK the pound – let’s dance!” the band said in a statement. “We would NEVER leave our UK Lost Souls alone, so here we come.  Mainland Europe – should we visit you also? If so where?”

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L.S. Dunes – fronted by Circa Survive‘s Anthony Green, with My Chemical Romance‘s Frank IeroCoheed and Cambria‘s Travis Stever and Thursday‘s Tim Payne and Tucker Rule – formed last August, and played their first ever live gig at last month’s Riot Fest in Chicago.

The band is set to release their debut album ‘PAST LIVES’ on November 11 via Fantasy Records, and previously shared new tracks ‘2022’ and ‘Permanent Rebellion’.

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“We never knew if we would ever get to play these songs together; in fact none of us lifelong musicians really knew if we’d ever be able to play music for a live audience ever again,” Iero said of the new music. “‘Permanent Rebellion’ is about taking back what is rightfully yours.”

Rule added: “We wanted to do something where you can hear all our bands in it and yet, not have it sound like any one in particular. Our roots are punk rock and hardcore, and the vibe is hope for all the lost souls.”

L.S. Dunes UK tour dates 2023: 

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JANUARY

27 – Garage, Glasgow

28 – Electric Ballroom, London

29 – Club Academy, Manchester

30 – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

Tickets for L.S. Dunes’ forthcoming UK tour will go on sale this Friday (October 7) from here.

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Christian Bale says daughter wasn’t impressed he sang with Taylor Swift

Christian Bale has said his daughter wasn’t impressed he sang with Taylor Swift in Amsterdam.

The actor stars in David O. Russell’s new comedy, which also features Swift in a smaller role and sees her sing alongside Bale and John David Washington towards the start of the film.

Bale recalled first hearing the news and telling his family about the forthcoming role alongside Swift, and said his daughter seemed disappointed.

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“That was a real nice surprise, and I actually didn’t tell anybody about that until afterwards,” Bale said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I went to my daughter and said, “You know who I sang with today? Taylor Swift.” And she was like, “Wait, what? Why would you be doing that?”

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Discussing the scene, Bale went on: “It was a very funny scene, actually, because J.D. and myself had been practicing that song a little bit. David had us sing it all day long, but then there were moments where I would forget the lyrics.

“So I’d look at J.D., he’d look at me and then he’d forget, too. So I would have to mouth it to him. And then we were going flat. Our pitch was all over the place, but we were like, ‘Yeah, but the feeling is right!’”

Elsewhere, Bale recently said he had to ignore Chris Rock on the set of Amsterdam as he was “too bloody funny”.

The Dark Knight actor said he had to start ignoring Rock after he started making him laugh on the set of the film, and Bale found he “couldn’t act”.

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Amsterdam will be released in cinemas next month.

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2manydjs re-release ‘As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2’ and announce London gig

2manydjs are re-releasing their 2002 LP ‘As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2’ to mark the 20th anniversary, and playing a show in London.

The DJs, brothers Stephen and David Dewaele, will be giving the mix a deluxe reissue treatment, featuring restored photography from Richard Young. The mix will also be available to stream soon for the first time ever.

A new live date for 2manydjs has been set for December 17 at O2 Academy Brixton, with tickets going on sale on October 7 here.

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Also known as Soulwax, the Belgian brothers will perform in London alongside Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Kittin, and more “2002-specific” guests that are yet to be announced.

“As ever, it’s Stephen and David Dewaele connecting the past, present and future like no-one else; as they say, ‘doing it the hard way since 2002,’” 2manydjs said about the announcement in a press release.

At the start of this year, David Dewaele told Lauren Laverne about a number of new remixes 2manydjs had worked on, including a 20-minute remix of New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ for the show’s Desert Island Disco slot.

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Speaking about how the song came about, Dewaele said: “We…found all these versions and cover versions and people playing the song ‘Blue Monday’ by New Order. Many years ago, we’d also been sent the multi-track which is the separate elements of that track.”

He added: “Given how seminal that song is, not just for us, but for millions of people, but for us especially…the first gig my brother and I played together…was in 1997. And the first record we put on was ‘Blue Monday’. And as a DJ, you constantly change the records that you play and yet I think there is only a handful of gigs where we didn’t either fully play or tease or didn’t play a little bit of ‘Blue Monday.’”

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‘The Simpsons’ producer names John Lennon as his dream cameo

The Simpsons producer Al Jean has said he wishes John Lennon could have featured as a cameo on the series.

The longtime writer and executive producer recently reflected on “dream” cameos after telling the PA news agency (per Bloomberg) that it was too late to cast Boris Johnson.

“He definitely was a character right for satire but we had our own issues in America,” Jean said of former prime minister Boris Johnson following his resignation.

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Discussing other celebrities who have featured on the beloved animated show, Jean says it “astounds” him in terms of how many famous faces agree, while he named Lennon as one of the few that didn’t end up starring.
“Many of the ones that I’d say would be a dream are never going to be on, like John Lennon or Neil Armstrong,” he said.
“We had tried to get a few US presidents, not recently, and they said no so that was the sort of like the Holy Grail we never found.”

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‘The Simpsons’. CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

Jean recently opened up about a potential follow-up to The Simpsons Movie, saying he would be keen to work on another film in the future but that it wouldn’t be in the near future.

“I’d love to work on another Simpsons movie, and we’ve talked about it,” he said, before questioning if a potential sequel would receive a theatrical release or go straight to streaming.

“I don’t know exactly what the animation feature world is at the moment,” he continued. “I know there are some movies that have done well, but is it streaming, is it theatrical?

“So I think that’s actually a question we would have to wrestle with before we even started working on a script.”

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Ed Sheeran announces North American ‘Mathematics’ tour for 2023

Ed Sheeran has shared details of a North American tour for 2023 – see dates below including how to buy tickets.

The pop star will bring his ongoing ‘Mathematics’ world tour to the US and Canada next year, with support from Khalid, Dylan, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns, Maisie Peters and Russ on differing dates. It’s in support of his latest album, 2021’s ‘=‘ and will also hear him play songs from his back catalogue.

Tickets go on general sale here next Friday (October 14) at 10am PT (6pm BST).

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Fans can register for early access tickets here (registration closes this Sunday, October 9 at 10pm ET / 3am BST, Monday, October 10). Those with American Express cards can also get early access here from next Wednesday (October 12) at 12pm local time through to next Thursday (October 13) at 10pm local time.

Ed Sheeran ‘Mathematics’ North American tour dates 2023:

MAY
06 – AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas, US *
13 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, US *
20 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, US *
27 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, US *

JUNE
03 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US *
10 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, US *
17 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ^
24 – FedExField, Landover, Maryland, US ^

JULY
01 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, US ^
08 – Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US ^
15 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, US ^
22 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee, US @
29 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, US @

AUGUST
05 – GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, US @
12 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US @
19 – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, US @
26 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington, US #

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SEPTEMBER
02 – BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada #
09 – Allegiant Stadium Russ, Las Vegas, Nevada, US +
16 – Levi’s® Stadium, Santa Clara, California, US +
23 – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California, US +

* = w/ Khalid and Dylan
^ = w/ Khalid and Rosa Linn
@ = w/ Khalid and Cat Burns
# = Khalid and Maisie Peters
+ = w/ Russ and Maisie Peters

In other news, Sheeran will enter his third set of court proceedings over his songwriting, with the musician set to face a jury trial following a suit from a stakeholder in the estate of Marvin Gaye‘s co-writer.

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Ed Sheeran. CREDIT: Joseph Okpako/WireImage.

The ruling came last month (September 29) from Judge Louis Stanton, a senior district judge for the Southern District of New York. Per Billboard, the case will determine whether Sheeran’s hit single ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is in breach of copyright due to its similarities with Gaye’s 1973 single ‘Let’s Get It On’.

The suit came from Structured Asset Sales, a company that owns a stake in the copyrights of the estate of Ed Townsend – a co-writer on ‘Let’s Get It On’. It was originally filed back in 2016, with a decision regarding jury involvement coming in 2019.

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