Check out the new video from Brendan Benson below for the song “A Whole Lot Better”. It’s a psychedelic, slightly trippy three and a half minute performance video that makes very cool use of a kaleidoscope effect and really emphasizes Brendan’s high energy live show. It also features his touring band-mates Brad Pemberton on drums (Ryan Adams), Jared Reynolds on bass (Ben Folds) and Mark Watrous on guitar and keys (The Raconteurs).
Norah Jones has announced U.S. tour dates in support of her new album The Fall, which was released on November 17. The 36-city tour will kick off March 5, 2010. Please find all tour dates listed below. A select number of shows will go on sale beginning December 4, 2009. Full venue and ticketing information is available at http://www.norahjones.com/tour/.
NORAH JONES – 2010 U.S. TOUR DATES
March 5 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
March 6 Kansas City, MO The Midland
March 7 Omaha, NE Orpheum
March 9 Des Moines, IA Civic Center
March 11 Akron, OH E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
March 12 Louisville, KY Whitney Hall
March 13 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
March 15 Madison, WI Overture Hall
March 17 St. Paul, MN The O’Shaughnessy
March 19 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
March 20 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
March 25 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
March 26 Mashantucket, CT MGM Foxwoods
March 27 New York, NY WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
March 30 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
April 1 Charlottesville, VA The Paramount Theater
April 2 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
April 3 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
April 18 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
April 19 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall
April 21 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
April 23 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theater
April 24 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre
April 25 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
April 28 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
April 29 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
May 1 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
May 4 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
May 5 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
May 6 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
May 8 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
May 9 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
May 11 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 12 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
May 14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
May 15 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Fresh off a European tour DevilDriver have announced a five-week winter tour of the US and Canada that will kick off in January 2010. Death metal veterans Suffocation will provide main support, with Goatwhore and Thy Will Be Done also appearing on the bill.
DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara said, “Come on out to this tour and prepare to have your asses handed to you! It’ll be an evening of full metal assault on your senses. Leave your earplugs at home and be prepared for several hours of headbanging.”
The tour dates are as follows, with more to be announced shortly:
January 7 – The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
January 9 – Slims – San Francisco, CA
January 11 – Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
January 12 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
January 13 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
January 15 – Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
January 16 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
January 18 – The Rock – Maplewood, MN
January 19 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
January 20 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
January 22- The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
January 24 – The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
January 25 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
Our video of the week is from Sparks The Rescue. It’s the first single “We Love Like Vampires” from their first full-length album, ‘Eyes to the Sun”.
The song takes a stab at the latest cultural phenomenon with a blood-thirsty video that follows a couple through their ill-fated romance. The teenage vampire and a mortal fall in love but when he changes his girl into a fellow nocturnal creature, things don’t exactly work out as planned.
Sparks the Rescue’s debut album, ‘Eyes to the Sun,’ is available in stores and on iTunes now.
Paper + Plastick has teamed up with Hurley to bring you the best of P+P, and this weekend is no different. This weekend only, fans and curious listeners can stream the new album, Animal Summer, from Philly’s The A.K.A.s. Check it out here now.
On March 16th, 2009, Serj Tankian took the stage at the majestic Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to perform a very special orchestral interpretation of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Elect the Dead. The dynamic one-off performance was recorded and filmed in HD by six cameras, and the dramatic result has been captured in Elect the Dead Symphony — a CD/DVD that will be released by Serjical Strike/Reprise Records on March 9, 2010.
With the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at his side, Tankian’s epic songs and operatic vocals take on a whole new sense of grandeur when performed by a full 70-piece orchestra, while the DVD’s sweeping edits showcase the drama of the concert. This unique meshing of two very different musical worlds was a vision Tankian has long wanted to make a reality. What sets Elect The Dead Symphony apart from other successful pairings between rock artists and orchestras is that Tankian specifically rearranged his songs to be performed with only orchestral instruments.
Elect the Dead Symphony will be released as a deluxe CD/DVD 6-panel digi-pack with an eight-page full color booklet, on vinyl in a double gatefold jacket with full color insert, and as a CD-only version in a standard jewel-case with a 12-page full color booklet. Each version of the packaging features unique images not included in the other formats.
14. Empty Walls
Check out the new video from Dashboard Confessional for “Belle of the Boulevard” below:
You can check out Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory on their upcoming acoustic tour. Full list of dates available here.
Rooney has posted short samples of four songs from their new EP “Wild One” here. Currently the EP is only available at live shows. The website has clips from the songs: Suckceed, Don’t Understand, Wild One, The Days Keep Going By.
Catch Rooney on tour now to pick up your copy of the EP, you can check out the full list of tour dates here.
(Contest ends Dec. 20, 2009)
Lifehouse have just premiered their new music video for “Halfway Gone” on VH1. Watch as friends and fans “magically” appear for a day in the park with the band in the Frank Borin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Good Charlotte) directed clip.
“Halfway Gone” is the first single from their upcoming album Smoke & Mirrors, to be released on February 2, 2010. Buy the song now on iTunes, and be sure to visit Lifehousemusic.com for updates from the band.