After performing with Robert Trujillo‘s 12-year-old son Tye on bass in South America, Korn were slated to hit the U.S. for a small run of headlining dates with Fieldy reclaiming his role. The group has now issued a statement that a number of these shows will not go ahead as planned and will be rescheduled.
Korn made the announcement on Facebook (post below), stating, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be rescheduling a majority of our May tour dates. We will still be performing at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th, Pointfest on May 13th and Rock On The Range on May 20th. All tickets will be honored, or refunded at the point of purchase. Stay tuned for more information regarding rescheduling the dates.” A list of the affected stops can be seen below.
“Unforeseen circumstances” were also cited as the reason why Tye Trujillo was enlisted as a fill-in on Korn’s South American run. The shows went off without a hitch as guitarist Munky was blown away by the youngster’s abilities. “[He] knows like 17, 18 Korn songs and he knows them really well – it’s crazy. All the stops and the breaks… it’s crazy to see somebody that young so talented. He’s gonna be a professional musician and to know that at that early of an age is just inspiring,” the guitarist commented.
Munky also explained how Tye handled himself offstage, adding, “When we go to the shows, he’s got people wanting his picture and his autograph – he’s a little overwhelmed, but he’s handling himself just like his dad, which is cool, collected and modest.”
Postponed Korn Tour Dates
5/07 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
5/09 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount
5/10 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
5/11 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
5/14 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater
5/16 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
5/17 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium#
5/18 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
Janet Jackson is gearing up for a big reveal!
The Pop superstar sent fans into a frenzy moments ago when she launched a mysterious countdown clock on her official website.
Its appearance comes in the wake of mounting speculation that Ms. Jackson is set to return to the road
As widely reported, Janet postponed her ‘Unbreakable World Tour’ in 2016 to “plan a family”, her son Eissa was born in January of this year.
Observant fans who held on to their tickets (after promises of rescheduled shows) noticed updates on their Ticketmaster accounts; specifically revised Fall dates and a new name for the trek – the ‘State Of The World Tour.’
Whatever the case, judging by the clock, definitive word on what’s happening looks set to arrive next Monday (May 1st).
Future has made a few adjustments to his “Nobody Safe Tour,” which starts next week on May 4 in Memphis.
One change to the tour is the removal of Kodak Black who is locked up for violating his house arrest and is now facing jail time that could range from time served to several years. In his place, A$AP Ferg will pick up the slack and take it to a new level.
Future’s “Nobody Safe Tour” will also feature a rotating roster of opening acts including Young Thug, Tory Lanez, Migos, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Zoey Dollaz.
Future also added new dates, including shows in Atlanta, Mountain View, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. However, dates in Jackson (May 9) and Denver (June 13) have been canceled.
You can cop tickets to Future’s “Nobody Safe Tour” right now at Livenation. You can check out Future’s tour itinerary above or at Freebandz.com.
Adam Lambert has revealed in a interview with NME that singing with Led Zeppelin would be a dream of his.
Lambert, who rose to fame on US talent show American Idol before finding success as a solo artist, has been the touring frontman of Queen and replacement of Freddie Mercury with the band since 2011. Earlier this month, the rock veterans announced a massive arena tour of the UK and Ireland.
Speaking to NME recently, Lambert was asked what other bands he has dreamed of fronting, apart from Queen. He replied: “I’ve got the full fantasy so I don’t know if I would even attempt to do another.
Lambert added: “I don’t know, that’s a big question, I mean I would love to sing some Led Zeppelin.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Lambert also discussed what to expect from Queen’s upcoming UK and European tour – revealing that they were inspired by their classic album ‘News Of The World’.
Queen’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
Sat November 25 2017 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sun November 26 2017 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Tue November 28 2017 – LIVERPOOL Liverpool Echo Arena
Thu November 30 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Fri December 01 2017 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Sun December 03 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tue December 05 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Wed December 06 2017 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Fri December 08 2017 – SHEFFIELD Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Sat December 09 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Tue December 12 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Wed December 13 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Fri December 15 2017 – LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
T.I. continues to deliver his political commentary about the strain relationship between police and the black community in his new video for “I Believe.” The song is from his latest album, Us or Else: Letter to the System.
The visual, directed by Mike Ho, features Tip playing two different characters – a guy in a black hoodie who is upset that his best friend was killed by police and a preacher man who urges citizens to stay non-violent as they embark on a protest against police.
T.I.’s two characters face off in a heated debate in a church as each one express their viewpoints about how the community should react to police misconduct. “All of your plans ain’t worth a damn / ‘Cause in front of God, you are just a man,” raps the hoodie-wearing T.I. to the MLK-like T.I.
The video then segues into a protest scene where T.I.’s preacher character is leading a march through the streets with demonstrators holding “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “Black Lives Matter” signs. The video ends with the preacher and his protesters facing off with police, while the hoodie-wearing T.I. and his crew, watch from a distant and shaking their collective heads.
With his “I Believe” video, T.I. is offering two different viewpoints in the ongoing issue of police brutality in the black community.
Logic addresses the difficult but pertinent topic of suicide on his new song 1-800-273-8255, featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The phone number in the title is actually the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
In the song, the DMV rapper plays two roles: One person who seems to be on the brink of taking their life and another who offers some inspiration.
“All this other sh– I’m talkin’ ’bout, they think they know it / I’ve been praying for somebody to save me, no one’s heroic / And my life don’t even matter, I know it, I know it / I know I’m hurting deep down but can’t show it,” raps Logic in the beginning of the song.
Then later, as the role of the comforter, Logic tells the suicidal person that they have every reason to live.
“I know where you been, where you are, where you going / I know you’re the reason I believe in life / What’s the day without a little night? / I’m just trying to shed a little light,” he raps.
In between the verses, Alessia Cara offers some hopeful words with her light, yet throaty vocals and Khalid closes the song out wonderfully.
“1-800-273-8255″ is off of Logic’s forthcoming album Everybody that drops May 5.
Machine Gun Kelly is out for a few days with broken bones in his chest, from an injury he suffered while shooting "Captive State" movie last week.
MGK has a contusion and hairline fracture of the sternum (breastbone), and that's why he's had to reschedule the first 3 stops on his tour. Kelly announced the postponements Thursday night on social media, but kept quiet about the injury.
As reported earlier this week. Kelly struggled through a show last weekend in Florida, even walking off stage at one point. Although he finished the show, it was obvious he was in a ton of pain.
MGK's rep says he's expected to make a full recovery, and Kelly will make up the tour dates.
Young Thug announced that his new album will be executive-produced by none other than Drake himself.
The rapper revealed other details too; the project's CoverGirl-inspired title (E.B.B.T.G.), that it will feature mostly him singing, and that it's dedicated to his fiancee Jerrika Karlae.
It won’t be the first time that Young Thug and Drake have teamed up in 2017, with the ATL rapper featuring on the More Life tracks “Ice Melts” and “Sacrifices.”
As for how the new record is going to sound, Thugger has built up some suspense by referring to it as his “singing album.”
DMX is getting help at a rehab facility before he postponed concert dates.
Sources connected with DMX says he checked himself in Thursday night at a treatment center in Southern California.
X went voluntarily, but his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, had encouraged the move.
The rapper has been to rehab before while battling substance abuse issues for years.
X had to cancel 3 shows this week due to what his rep called a "medical emergency." He flew to Los Angeles to get help because he felt he was "moving to a dark place" and wanted to make sure he stayed on the right path.
Sources at DMX's show in Brooklyn last week tell us he was drinking heavily beforehand.
In a statement, Gallo apologized to X's fans for the postponed shows, and says, "It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer."
He added, "We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support."
The track list for Halsey’s hopeless fountain kingdom is here! After being discovered hidden in a newspaper by fans on Twitter, the artist confirmed the list was real with this tweet:
After making her fans hunt around the world, quite literally, for pieces of the artwork uploaded onto gun-shaped USB sticks in a global scavenger hunt, Halsey unveiled the album art for her forthcoming sophomore record this afternoon (March 31), called hopeless fountain kingdom, which is due out on June 2.
Plain White T's are back with a new music video for latest single “Land of the Living”.
The process behind creating the video began back in August, when Project Greenlight Digital Studios opened a competition for fans and aspiring directors to pitch their ideas. Submissions came flooding in, but one person who stood out to the band in particular was filmmaker Melanie D’Andrea, who thought it would be relevant and exciting to combine the theme of unachieved dreams with the latest hype of virtual reality.
The final video follows an Army veteran who lives in a nursing home where the residents use virtual reality to experience the lives they wish they had. One woman dreamt of dancing flamenco and a group of guys always hoped to be a band they call... Plain White T's. The veteran, in particular, uses the technology to live his lifelong dream of performing as a drag queen. He soon breaks away from the nursing home and lives out his drag fantasy -- this time in real life.
“The video is set in a place that we feel is a place of no return, a place of lost hope," D'Andrea said of her winning idea. "If in this place, great changes and magic can happen -- then what are we all waiting for?”
Watch the video premiere below:
“Land of the Living” marks Plain White T’s' return to their original record label, Fearless Records -- home of breakthrough hit "Hey There Delilah" -- though the new song's full-band sound is a departure from the acoustic love ballad that put them on the map.
The band left Fearless and signed with Hollywood Records in 2005, which was the right career move at the time, frontman Tom Higgenson tells Billboard. Eight years later, the relationship with Hollywood Records soured. "With majors, it’s all about the bottom line. Even though we had a big hit with every album we put out for them, for whatever reason, it was like, 'This quarter, it doesn’t make sense. We’ve got Selena Gomez out,' or whatever it was. It was a bummer that fell apart."
In 2015, Plain White T's self-released American Nights, an album that wasn't as successful as the ones in the past -- or a "disaster," as Higgenson put it. That's when the band knew they had to return to the label that fell in love with their music in the first place. "[Going back to Fearless] really was like going back to the people you know believe in you, and they got your back no matter what," he says.
Fearless President Bob Becker was just as thrilled to have the band back home. "The Plain White T's have not only have been one of the most successful bands ever on Fearless but the most hard-working, humble and nicest bands to work with," he tells Billboard. "When we saw that they where interested in working with us again, we jumped at the chance."
Higgenson says the band’s success is more than releasing the same kind of song they've put out in the past. “What we really think is that people don’t want to just hear us with an acoustic guitar. They just want to hear us do something that connects with them, whether it’s to a piano or guitar or full band -- whatever. As long as you’re speaking something they can relate to and they can feel like they’re being understood, that’s our job.”
As for the future of Plain White T's, Higgenson says the band is back and better than ever.
"I feel like I’m writing some really great songs, and I feel like the band is super energized. Everything is feeling fresh again, which is hard to believe when you’ve been a band for 20 years. I’m really believing in a lot of these songs I’m writing, and I’m ready to make another great Plain White T’s album."
Bruno Mars is remixing his remixes now. After sharing a new version of the single featuring Gucci Mane last week, the pop star now has added Ludacris to the track as well.
Luda opens up this new version saying he'll "make you melt like ice cream" and offering to "make love all night while we listen to the sounds of this instrumental."
Harry Styles is hitting the road on his first solo-tour.
Mr. Styles announced a massive world tour, kicking off in San Francisco on September 19 at the The Masonic and running through 13 cities in North America, including Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. The tour will continue through Europe, hitting stops like Paris, Manchester and Stockholm, before heading over to Asia and Australia, ending off in Japan in December.
The “Ever Since New York” crooner is set to appear on the Today Show Summer Concert Series on May 9, as well as a residency on The Late Late Show with James Corden from May 15-18.
Fan Registration for the tour begins today (Apr. 28) through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.
Check out the tour poster, and see all the dates below.
9/19/2017 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
9/20/2017 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
9/25/2017 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
9/26/2017 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre
9/28/2017 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
9/30/2017 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
10/1/2017 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall
10/4/2017 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/5/2017 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
10/8/2017 Atlanta, GA Roxy
10/10/2017 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
10/11/2017 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater
10/14/2017 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
10/25/2017 Paris, France L’Olympia
10/27/2017 Cologne, Germany Palladium
10/29/2017 London, UK Eventim Apollo
10/30/2017 London, UK Eventim Apollo
11/1/2017 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
11/2/2017 Glasgow, UK SEC Armadillo
11/5/2017 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
11/7/2017 Berlin, Germany Tempodrome
11/8/2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands AFAS Live
11/10/2017 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
11/23/2017 Singapore The Star Theatre
11/26/2017 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre
11/30/2017 Australia, Melbourne Forum Theatre
12/2/2017 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena
12/7/2017 Tokyo, Japan EX Theater
12/8/2017 Tokyo, Japan EX Theater
Ja Rule is in the middle of a PR nightmare as he tries to figure out how a luxury vacation in the Bahamas turned into hell on an island.
As we previously reported, Ja Rule’s much-hyped two weekend Fyre Festival event turned into a “disorganized mess,” according to attendees via Twitter. According to reports, the festival grounds looked like a hurricane site and not the getaway party it was hyped up to be. Some folks are now calling the island trip a total scam.
Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland reportedly organized the expensive island festival (tickets ranged from $1200-$1500 with luxury packages hitting $250,000) promising “a cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food.” Apparently, they failed miserably on all three of those things.
On Friday (April 28), Ja Rule issued a statement via Twitter apologizing to vacationers for the island fiasco. He wrote:
We are working right now on getting everyone [off] the island SAFE that is my immediate concern,” he wrote. “I will make a statement soon. I’m heartbroken at this moment, my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event. It was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting. I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded…I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT…but I’m taking responsibility. I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this.”
Reps of The Fyre Festival Team also issued a statement (via Variety) announcing that “The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high-quality experience we envisioned. We ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation during this difficult time as we work as quickly and safely as we can to remedy this unforeseeable situation.”
There’s no word if all of the attendees at the festival were able to get off the island safely, but hopefully, Ja Rule can rectify this terrible situation.