Morrissey, with Paula the dog, at La Fabrique Studios, France
Photograph by Donnie
The King of Mope, Morrissey is back with World Peace Is None Of Your Business, coming out this late June/early July, worldwide release by Harvest Records through Capitol.
In addition to the new album, Parlophone (UK) is planning to reissue Morrissey's Vauxhall and I on June 2nd, marking a 20th Anniversary of the album. As a fan who bought the album the first time around, I don't know how interested I am in re-buying the album. Even if it's to hear that it's been re-mastered by Bill Inglot.
Morrissey is also heading out on tour this Summer. Let's hope he doesn't get sick this time around.
May 10 Los Angeles CA Sports Arena
May 13 El Paso TX Plaza Theater
May 14 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
May 16 Salt Lake City UT Kingsbury Hall
May 17 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins
May 19 Lincoln NE Rococo Theatre
May 20 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall
May 22 Dallas TX Majestic Theatre
May 24 Austin TX Austin Music Hall
May 25 Beaumont TX Julie Rogers Theatre
May 27 Memphis TN Orpheum Theatre
May 28 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
May 30 St Petersburg FL Mahaffey Theater
May 31 Miami FL Adrienne Arsht Center
June 4 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Center
June 6 Atlantic City NJ Revel Ovation Hall
June 7 Boston MA Boston Opera House
June 10 Baltimore MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 11 Washington DC Lincoln Theater (NEW)
June 13 Chicago IL Civic Opera House
June 14 Flint MI James Whiting Auditorium
June 16 Lewiston NY Artpark Main Stage Theater
June 17 Wilmington DE Grand Opera House
June 19 Hershey PA Hershey Theatre
June 21 New York NY Barclays Center Arena
Since Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, Queen has been without a regular lead singer. Various vocalists have temporarily joined on stage, including Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Zucchero, Robbie Williams, Kris Allen, and Jessie J, but nothing permanent.
In 2009, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert came on board with Queen. Now called "Queen + Adam Lambert" to distinguish themselves from original Queen and also "Queen + Paul Rodgers", they announced on March 6, 2014, on Good Morning America that the band will do a North American tour.
06/21 Winnipeg MTS Centre
06/23 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
06/24 Edmonton Rexall Place
06/26 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
06/28 Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/01 San Jose SAP Center
07/03 Los Angeles The Forum
07/05 Las Vegas The Joint
07/06 Las Vegas The Joint
07/09 Houston Toyota Center
07/10 Dallas American Airlines Center
07/12 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/13 Toronto Air Canada Centre
07/14 Montreal Bell Centre
07/16 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
07/17 New York Madison Square Garden
07/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
07/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
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Did you catch Prince's appearance on "New Girl"? If so, you may have heard his brand new single, "FALLINLOVE2NITE", featuring singer and actress Zooey Deschanel. The song will be available for purchase on March 17th through iTunes and all digital retailers via Epic Records.
The single also marks the first time Prince has ever joined forces with Epic Records Chairman and CEO, L.A. Reid for a song release.
The press release described the track as "powerful as ever." You can preview the song, "FallinLove2Night", yourself on YouTube right now.
More details on news.weheartmusic.com.
As far as touring goes, Prince won't do traditional tour announcements anymore. Instead, he'll just randomly announced shows a few days before the date. Prices are usually astronomical (the Fox Theater in Oakland 03/15 tonight's general admission price is $99.50 or $199.50 for mezzanine seating or $149.50 for an afterparty), but fans don't seem to mind the high prices.
Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics
If you've been keeping up with Tori Amos, you may have remember her musical adaptation of George MacDonald story The Light Princess for the Royal National Theatre. As for regular music releases goes, Tori Amos is back with a new studio album Unrepentant Geraldines, which is coming out May 13th in the U.S. on Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics. Unrepentant Geraldines is a return to pop/rock, unlike her previous orchestral take on Christmas/Seasonal songs, Classical Music, and her own songs.
I'm a long-time Tori Amos fan, so personally, it does not matter what she does, I'll support her work. She's great, and anyone who listened to her crazy cover re-working of songs will agree with me.
Tori Amos will be out on tour this Summer, in support of Unrepentant Geraldines:
07/17: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
07/18: Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
07/21: Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
07/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
07/24: San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
07/25: Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
07/27: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
07/29: Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
07/30: Austin, TX @ Long Center
08/01: St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
08/02: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
08/03: St. Paul, MN @ The O’Shaughnessy
08/05: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
08/06: Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
08/07: Cleveland, OH @ Cain Park
08/08: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
08/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall
08/12: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
08/13: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
08/15: Boston, MA @ Opera House
08/16: Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
08/18: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
08/19: Atlanta, GA @ Cobb-Energy PAC
08/20: Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
08/22: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
08/23: Orlando, FL @ Bob Carr PAC
08/24: Miami, FL @ Fillmore