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Watch: Kacey Musgraves joins Zac Brown Band on John Prine classic 'All the Best'

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 10:53 AM

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02:  Recording artist Kacey Musgraves performs on the Samsung Stage during day 3 at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 at Zilker Park on October 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)
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AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves performs on the Samsung Stage during day 3 at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 at Zilker Park on October 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)(Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)

Anticipation is building for the Zac Brown Band’s new album, "Welcome Home," which will be released May 12.

The Zac Brown Band is releasing a new single Friday, a cover of John Prine's "All the Best,” and it features a special guest appearance.

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Kacey Musgraves joined the band in the studio to record the song. A clip from the session was posted on Facebook as a preview. The single will be available for purchase on Friday.

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Smashing Pumpkins reunite for tour

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 1:12 PM

FILE PHOTO: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert at The Beacon Theatre on April 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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FILE PHOTO: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert at The Beacon Theatre on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)(Noam Galai/Getty Images)

The Smashing Pumpkins will return to the stage this summer with their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha.

The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Pumpkins’ formation and will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, with material from “Gish,” “Siamese Dream,” “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” “Adore” and “Machina.”

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Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also participate in the live shows, as the band will present a three-guitar lineup to “better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.”

Earlier this week, the band hinted at the upcoming tour with a statement regarding original bassist D’arcy Wretzky:

“In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying. For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best, and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon.”

 

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates

July 12, 2018 Glendale, Ariz., Gila River Arena

July 14, 2018 Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Arena

July 16, 2018 Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center

July 17, 2018 Houston, Toyota Center

July 18, 2018 Dallas, American Airlines Center

July 20, 2018 Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena

July 21, 2018 Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center

July 22, 2018 Atlanta, Infinite Energy Arena

July 24, 2018 Miami, AmericanAirlines Arena

July 25, 2018 Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena

July 27, 2018 Baltimore, Royal Farms Arena

July 28, 2018 Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

July 29, 2018 Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena

July 31, 2018 Boston, TD Garden

August 01, 2018 New York City, Madison Square Garden

August 04, 2018 Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena

August 05, 2018 Detroit, Little Caesars Arena

August 07, 2018 Montreal, Centre Bell

August 08, 2018 Toronto, Air Canada Centre

August 11, 2018 Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

August 13, 2018 Chicago, United Center

August 16, 2018 Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center

August 17, 2018 Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse

August 19, 2018 St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

August 20, 2018 Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center

August 21, 2018 Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center

August 24, 2018 Seattle, KeyArena

August 25, 2018 Portland, Ore., Moda Center

August 27, 2018 Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena

August 28, 2018 Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center

August 30, 2018 Los Angeles, The Forum

September 01, 2018 San Diego, Viejas Arena

September 02, 2018 Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena

September 04, 2018 Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 05, 2018 Denver, Pepsi Center

September 07, 2018 Boise, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center

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Paul Simon announces farewell tour

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

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Legendary musician Paul Simon announced Monday that he plans to retire from touring over the summer.

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Simon, 76, said he will kick off his “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” on May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The tour will wind through the U.S. and Europe before coming to an end July 15 in London. 

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” Simon wrote in a statement posted Monday on Twitter. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.”

He said the decision came after the death of his friend and lead guitarist Vincent N’guini, who died in December.

“His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor,” Simon said. “Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing.”

Simon said that despite his retirement from touring, he’ll likely continue to perform occasionally “in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall … to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.”

The following tour dates were announced Monday:

DateCityVenue
May 16Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaRogers Arena
May 18SeattleKey Arena
May 19Portland, OregonMODA Center
May 22Los AngelesHollywood Bowl
May 23Los AngelesHollywood Bowl
May 25Oakland, CaliforniaOracle Arena
May 27Las VegasMGM Grand Garden Arena
May 30DenverFiddler’s Green
June 1DallasAmerican Airlines Arena
June 2HoustonToyota Center
June 4Austin, TexasFrank Erwin Center
June 6ChicagoUnited Center
June 8St. Paul, MinnesotaXcel Energy Center
June 10DetroitDTE Energy Center
June 12Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAir Canada Centre
June 13Montreal, Quebec, CaadaBell Centre
June 15BostonTD Garden
June 16PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center
June 19Greensboro, North CarolinaGreensboro Coliseum
June 20Nashville, TennesseeBridgestone Arena
June 30StockholmEricsson Globe
July 1Oslo, NorwaySpektrum
July 3Copenhagen, DenmarkRoyal Arena
July 5Antwerp, BelgiumSportpaleis
July 7Amsterdam, HollandZiggo Dome
July 10Manchester, United KingdomManchester Arena
July 11Glasgow, United KingdomSSE Hydro
July 13DublinRDS Arena
July 15LondonHyde Park, BST Festival

Simon has earned 16 Grammy Awards over a career that has spanned more than six decades. In 2003, he and Art Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for their work as the folk rock duo “Simon & Garfunkel.”

Simon has sold more than 100 million records across the globe. He is a member of the Songwriters and the Rock ‘n’ Roll halls of fame.

Tickets for Paul Simon’s “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” will go on sale in the U.S. at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9.

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Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:01 PM

What You Need To Know: Ed Sheeran

Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn.

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Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported.

The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts.

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Kendrick Lamar performs new ‘Black Panther’ song during national championship halftime show

Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 11:33 PM

Kendrick Lamar Performs at the College Football National Championship Halftime Show

While the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide battled for college football supremacy under the closed roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, rap luminary Kendrick Lamar combated damp, chilly weather at nearby Centennial Olympic Park.

Expectations were high for Lamar’s appearance, which will be footnoted as the first-ever halftime performance at the College Football Playoff National Championship. The musical showcase aired live on ESPN, but not inside the stadium, where the university bands received the spotlight. 

The 30-year-old native of Compton, Calif., took to the massive stage and catwalk as the game tilted in Georgia’s favor with a 13-0 lead. 

A few thousand fans led a chant of “Ken-drick La-mar” until the cerebral rapper was illuminated in white light, crouched at the back of the stage. 

Pops of pyro and a haze of smoke blanketed the background as Lamar, clad in a black coat with fur-ringed hood and gloves, blasted through favorites including “DNA” and “Humble.” 

The vivacious audience sang along heartily and pumped their fists to the choruses as Lamar stalked the stage alone

Lamar nimbly spit his rhymes, leading the crowd in a hand bounce, but kept the focus solely on his music. 

With his nine-minute performance completed, he strode to each end of the stage, saluting the audience, which waved its smartphones (despite the pre-performance announcement that phones were not permitted) in a desperate attempt to coax him into one more song. 

Lamar’s presence was a notable draw. A few minutes before kickoff, music and football devotees filled about half of half of the park – most of them crowded toward the massive video screen broadcasting the game, with many others hanging back, clearly not interested in anything to do with pigskin. 

“Chappie” Chapman was waiting with a beer in her hand and one at her feet for Lamar’s performance. When asked if she had any interest in the game, she smiled. 

“Not. At. All,” she said. 

Chapman lives near the park and said when she heard at work today that Lamar was playing, she knew how her night would be spent. 

“When you have Kendrick Lamar for free…,” she said, her voice implying the “no-brainer”-ness of the opportunity.

Likewise 19-year-old Decatur resident Branden Smith, who came to the park with his football fan brother. Smith, however, was only there for the halftime show. 

“I’ve never seen (Lamar) live, and I like his music,” Smith said, citing “Damn” as a favorite. 

Lamar, who performed in Atlanta last summer with a sold-out show at Infinite Energy Arena, is poised to have a big night at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28 in New York. 

He is nominated for seven awards, including album of the year and best rap album for “Damn” and record of the year for “Humble.” He’s already received seven Grammy awards in his career

Lamar’s prestige factor also received a boost last week with the announcement that he and his Top Dawg Entertainment record label chief Anthony Tiffith will curate and produce the soundtrack to Marvel’s “Black Panther.” 

The film arrives Feb. 16; the soundtrack will feature the newly released Lamar single with labelmate SZA, “All the Stars.”

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