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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U2’s Bono announces ‘Stories Of Surrender’ worldwide book tour

U2‘s Bono has announced a worldwide book tour in support of his forthcoming memoir Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story – find full details and tickets below.

The 576-page volume is due to land on November 1 via publishing house Alfred A. Knopf (and in audiobook form via Penguin Random House) and, as its title implies, will explore the origins of 40 key songs in U2’s discography. Each chapter is named for the song it covers, with Bono’s life story weaved throughout the book.

Next month, Bono will head out on a 14-city book tour dubbed ‘Stories Of Surrender’, which will begin on November 2 in New York City.

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The events have been billed as “an evening of words, music and some mischief”. Bono said in a statement: “I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience.

“In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell. Plus I want to have some fun presenting my ME-moir, SURRENDER, which is really more of a WE-moir if I think of all the people who helped me get from there to here.”

See the full list of dates below. Tickets go on sale from 10am local time on Friday (October 7) – buy North American tickets here and UK tickets here.

NOVEMBER 2022
02 – New York, Beacon Theatre
04 – Boston, Orpheum Theatre
06 – Toronto, Meridian Hall
08 – Chicago, Chicago Theatre
09 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
12 – San Francisco, Orpheum Theatre
13 – Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre
16 – London, Palladium
17 – Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
19 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
21 – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre
23 – Berlin, Admiralspalast
25 – Paris, Le Grand Rex
28 – Madrid, Teatro Coliseu

A synopsis for Surrender reads: “Bono – artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2 – has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him.

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Bono himself said: “When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book.

“I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress… With a fair amount of fun along the way.”

A new extract from the book sees Bono open up about the death of his mother, while he previously shared an early taste of Surrender in the form of a narrated animation of ‘Out Of Control’, detailing the Ramones-inspired genesis of U2’s titular ’79 single.

Pre-orders for Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story are available now here.

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Lindsey Buckingham cancels rest of UK and European tour due to “ongoing health issues”

Lindsey Buckingham cancelled the remainder of his UK and European tour dates due to “ongoing health issues”.

The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer was currently midway through a run of rescheduled UK gigs, which were due to be played earlier this year before he was forced to postpone the tour after he and members of his live band and crew contracted COVID.

After playing the London Palladium on Saturday night (October 1), Buckingham shared a message on his social media the following day, revealing that the remainder of the dates – including a show set for tonight (October 3) in Glasgow – are now cancelled.

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The message said: “Due to ongoing health issues, Lindsey is regrettably having to cancel the remaining shows on his current European tour.

“Refunds will be available from the point of purchase. Lindsey sends his deepest apologies to all of his fans who were planning to attend and hopes to return to Europe in the future.

See the message and the cancelled tour dates below.

OCTOBER 2022
03 – Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
04 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
06 – Dublin, Helix

In August Buckingham joined The Killers on stage in California to perform the Fleetwood Mac classic ‘Go Your Own Way’.

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Performing at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium, The Killers surprised fans by bringing out Buckingham for the encore. Together, they gave a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s 1976 single ‘Go Your Own Way’, lifted from the iconic band’s 11th studio album, ‘Rumours’.

2021 saw the release of the guitarist’s first solo album in a decade. A four-star NME review of the self-titled ‘Lindsey Buckingham’ album said: “The album bustles with defiant spirit while leaning heavily on deeply catchy songwriting and production. And with Mick Fleetwood having reconciled with Buckingham back in March, it’s exactly the kind of triumphant return that could give his old band food for thought.”

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Watch Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Bully and Sad13 cover Pavement

Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Bully and Sad13 joined forces this weekend for an all-star cover of Pavement‘s ‘Grounded’ – check out footage below.

The four artists had all been attending a ribbon-cutting event for the new pop-up Pavement Museum in New York City, which was opened last week to mark the start of the reunited band’s residency at the city’s Kings Theatre.

Pavements 1933-2022: A Pavement Museum promises “artifacts and archival material spanning the band’s 30+ year history,” as well as “previously unseen imagery, artwork and ephemera, commendations and commemorations, alongside rumored relics of the band’s real and imagined history (as well as exclusive merchandise and classic museum souvenirs).”

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Watch the four indie singer-songwriters take on ‘Grounded’ below.

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Pavement – Stephen Malkmus, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West – first revealed their intention to reunite once again back in 2019, though their comeback shows have been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The band played their first gig in 12 years in Los Angeles back in May, before kicking off their latest reunion tour proper by headlining Primavera Sound Barcelona and Porto in June 2022.

After their current US tour, the band will embark on a UK and European tour later this month. Beginning in Leeds on October 17, 2022, Pavement’s UK tour will take in stops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester before four dates at London’s Roundhouse from October 22-25.

You can check out Pavement’s 2022 UK and European tour schedule below, with UK tickets on sale here.

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OCTOBER 2022
17 – O2 Academy, Leeds
18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
19 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
20 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
22 – Roundhouse, London
23 – Roundhouse, London
24 – Roundhouse, London
25 – Roundhouse, London
27 – Le Grand Rex, Paris, France
29 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
30 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
31 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

NOVEMBER 2022
02 – VoxHall, Aarhus, Denmark
04 – Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
05 – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
07 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
08 – Royal Carré Theater, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10 – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland

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Corey Taylor talks to schoolkids about Slipknot: “It all stemmed from me just loving to sing”

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to schoolchildren about Slipknot’s music, answering questions posed by ten and 11 year-olds.

Appearing on BBC Sounds with host Craig Charles last Thursday (September 29), Taylor was grilled by US fifth-graders.

When asked whether Slipknot have songs that change time signatures, Taylor replied: “‘Vermillion’ [2004] is actually a song that goes from three-four into four-four and kind of back and forth. I think there’s a section in there that goes from three-four to seven-eight, actually, which is very weird.

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“It all kind of ties together with a riff that could go either way. And it allows us to kind of flow back and forth between them.”

Another child asked Taylor how he became a musician, to which he replied: “It all started with singing when I was about 10 years old. And I realised that I could pick up a guitar and I could find the notes that were being played on the song that I was listening to, which, I then realised that I had what is called pitch.

“It’s not perfect pitch, but it’s darn close… I taught myself how to play guitar, so I could write songs… then it was just a matter of getting people together to jam and have fun and dance. The rest is history. But it all stemmed from me just loving to sing, and loving to sing along to stuff that I liked.”

Asked what inspired him, Taylor emphatically replied: “Oh, man, everything really! I mean, life in general is the biggest influence you could ever have. There’s so many things that, if you look around with the right kind of eyes, you can find inspiration, no matter what it is. The beautiful thing about music is that it’s limitless. It has no end. All it needs is a beginning.”

Listen to Taylor’s full chat with the kids here.

The idea for the segment came after North Dakota teacher Risha Allen posted a TikTok video back in February, showing herself interacting with a quieter student who told her he listens to heavy metal during a music class about time signatures.

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In one of the video’s captions, Allen wrote: “I’m a little nervous here [because] I want to relate to him. He hadn’t really engaged with me or liked music class up until this point, so I felt like relating to and respecting his music (very personal) would help me connect with him.”

After the student told Allen he likes Slipknot’s 1999 song ‘Wait And Bleed’, Allen began banging out the track on her bongo, making an effort to sing along.

Check out the video below:

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Slipknot released their seventh studio album, ‘The End So Far’, last Friday (September 30). The release featured the singles ‘The Dying Song (Time To Sing)’ and ‘Yen’.

In a four-star reviewNME‘s Andrew Trendell said he saw the band’s final offering through Roadrunner Records as “so much more than the end of a contract” and that it serves as a confirmation against recent break-up rumours.

“Aside from the blood, the gore, the theatrics and the noise, there’s clearly always been much more to the band’s ability to shock and surprise – and now it seems their next left turn of an era could be their most daring yet.”

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