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[ 22.04.2009 ] - «Wait For Me» - new Moby album

Moby
Moby

Moby is preparing to release «Wait For Me», his 9th full-length studio album on June 30th, 2009 via Mute.

Moby started working on the album about a year ago, and the creative impetus behind the record was hearing a David Lynch speech at Bafta in the UK. David was talking about creativity, and to paraphrase, about how creativity in and of itself, and without market pressures, is fine and good. It seems as if too often an artists or musicians or writers creative output is judged by how well it accommodates the marketplace, and how much market share it commands and how much money it generates.

In making this record Moby wanted to focus on making something that he loved, without really being concerned about how it might be received by the marketplace. As a result it's a quieter and more melodic and more mournful and more personal record than some of the records he has made in the past.

It's also, for better or worse, all homemade, he recorded it at home with his friends and drew the artwork with a black sharpie on copy paper. Moby mixed the record with his friend amazing mixer/producer Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros / Throbbing Gristle / M83) with purely analog equipment in true stereo.

The first single is called «Shot In The Back Of The Head» and available from official Moby web site for free, accompanied by a suitably dark animated video from David Lynch.

Tracklisting:

[01] Division
[02] Pale Horses
[03] Shot in the Back of the Head
[04] Study War
[05] Walk With Me
[06] Stock Radio
[07] Mistake
[08] Scream Pilots
[09] JLTF 1
[10] JLTF
[11] A Seated Night
[12] Wait for ME
[13] Hope Is Gone
[14] Ghost Return
[15] Slow Light
[16] Isolate

Info submited by official Moby web site.

[ 22.04.2009 ] - Second solo album from Dolores OíRiordan

«No Baggage»
«No Baggage»

Dolores OíRiordan, songstress and critically acclaimed voice of The Cranberries, has announced that she will be releasing her second solo album «No Baggage» (cat. no.: COOKCD496) on August 24th via Cooking Vinyl.

Co-produced by Ontario-based Dan Brodbeck, the album sees OíRiordan exploring many emotive subjects. «I probably havenít worn my heart on my sleeve like this since the second Cranberries album [[«No Need to Argue» (1994)]],» she says. «Itís at times very confessional and dealing with my true emotions. Everyone, through their experiences or their background, has had terrible moments where they think they canít handle it. With this record Iím trying to show that, no matter how bad things may seem, itís not really that bad in the big picture.»

Looking forward and backwards Ė sometimes simultaneously Ė is one of the new albumís primary themes, as evidenced on tracks such as the quasi-Beatlesque «Fly Through» and its yearning for unambiguous solutions, the bittersweet nostalgia of the insinuatingly catchy «Itís You», and the blunt, seemingly self-critical «Stupid». «Skeleton», meanwhile, takes its title not just from the physical structure at each personís core but also from the all-too-common «skeletons in the closet» that we all have. «Throw Your Arms Around Me», with its Indian-styled instrumentation and structure is a song that OíRiordan is clearly proud of. «That songís really about how there are two kinds of people: those who are believers and have faith, and those who scoff at such things,» she says. «It has a kind of mysterious sound to it, unpredictable; it doesnít sound anything like normal.»

Available on CD and as a Digital Download, the albumís full tracklisting is as follows:

[01] Switch Off The Moment 3:18
[02] Skeleton 3:24
[03] It's You 4:11
[04] The Journey 3:52
[05] Stupid 4:45
[06] Be Careful 4:20
[07] Apple Of My Eye 4:47
[08] Throw Your Arms Around Me 4:26
[09] Fly Through 3:54
[10] Lunatic 4:28
[11] Tranquilizer 3:51

Since leaving The Cranberries, who sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, OíRiordan has been splitting her time between Dublin and Ontario, Canada. Her interests in life extend far beyond her musical abilities; she is a devoted wife and mother to four beautiful children, and is also a gifted visual artist.

Info submited by Cooking Vinyl record label.

[ 21.04.2009 ] - Pet Shop Boys on tour

YES TOUR 2009
YES TOUR 2009

Pet Shop Boys will touring in Europe this Summer, then they will going to North, Central and South America in the Autumn, and in early 2010 - to South East Asia and Australia.

Look at already confirmed dates:

June

10 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Ice Palace
11 - Moscow, Russia - Luzhniki Sport Palace
13 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
14 - Stuttgart, Germany - Theaterhaus
15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Maag Hall
18 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
19 - London, UK - 02 Arena
22 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
24 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
25 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
26 - Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
28 - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus

July

02 - Helsinki, Finland - Old Ice Hall
04 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07 - Barcelona, Spain - Poble Espanyol
08 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio Vistalegre
11 - Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland - Oxegan Festival
12 - Balado Airfield, Scotland - T In The Park
13 - Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena
17 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
18 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival

Info submited by official Pet Shop Boys web site.

[ 21.04.2009 ] - First single from Das Shadow

Das Shadow
Das Shadow

Das Shadow's first single, «Navigate The Menus» - plus remixes from Kap10 Kurt, Filthyboy13 and Raymie Burns Ė will be released as Digital iTunes single via Zycos/Sony on May 5th, 2009.

Info submited by official Das Shadow MySpace page.

[ 21.04.2009 ] - «Today Is Your Lucky Day» details

«Today Is Your Lucky Day»
«Today Is Your Lucky Day»

Swedish electro pop pioneers The Mobile Homes will release their long awaited new album «Today Is Your Lucky Day» on April 30th, 2009 via Megahype. They celebrates 25 years as a band, and with new album they have returned to their old sound which will bring you back to 1984, Moog-synthesizers and Dr Martens.

The album includes the hit singles «Close» and «I'm Phoning a Friend, and He Says That». Produced by Sami Sirviö from Swedish band Kent. Album will available as a Limited Edition Digipak and via iTunes.

Tracklisting:

[01] I Give You
[02] Iíll
[03] Iím Phoning A Friend And He Says That
[04] All I Need Is Everything
[05] Guide Me
[06] How People Talk
[07] Struggle On
[08] Dance On Your Grave
[09] Close

Info submited by Megahype.

[ 21.04.2009 ] - Duran Duran are working on new album

Duran Duran
Duran Duran

As we were informed, pop heros Duran Duran are working on new album. Album is yet untitled and seems to be double CD. 11 new songs are being in progress, so we have to wait a bit for further details!

In other Duran Duran news: they will do several concerts this year:

04.06 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Palace Square
05.07 - Redmond, USA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
08.07 - Saratoga, USA - Mountain Winery
11.07 - Orange County, USA - Pacific Amphitheatre
16.07 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh Castle
18.07 - London, UK - Lovebox Music Festival

Info submited by official Duran Duran web site.

[ 21.04.2009 ] - U2 360 Tour

U2 360 Tour
U2 360 Tour

U2 360 Tour will open at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on June 30th. The U2 360 Tour is sponsored by BlackBerryģ and band's first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, «No Line On The Horizon». Their 12th studio album, «No Line On The Horizon» is already Number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic.

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360 Tour will visit 14 cities across Europe including dates in Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, London, Sheffield and Glasgow before finishing at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on August 22nd. The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago's Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009.

Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360 design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360 also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure.

«U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets priced at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30.00 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view,» says U2's manager Paul McGuinness.

Arthur Fogel, Chief Executive Officer Global Touring/Chairman - Global Music Live Nation commented: «Following the overwhelming worldwide success of the Vertigo tour where every available ticket was sold, there is tremendous anticipation for this tour and to experience this revolutionary production. As usual fans will not be disappointed.»

Commenting on the new relationship between U2 and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM), Paul McGuinness added: «This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between RIM and U2 that we expect will lead to new and innovative ways to enhance the mobile music experience on the BlackBerry platform for U2 fans. We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds.»

In keeping with their long-standing tradition, U2 will welcome a number of different support acts to the tour including Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas with additional artists to be announced.

U2 360 Tour

June

30 - Barcelona, Spain - Camp Nou

July

02 - Barcelona, Spain - Camp Nou
07 - Milan, Italy - San Siro
08 - Milan, Italy - San Siro
11 - Paris, France - Stade De France
12 - Paris, France - Stade De France
15 - Nice, France - Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann
18 - Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
20 - Amsterdam, Holland - ArenA
21 - Amsterdam, Holland - ArenA
24 - Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park
25 - Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park
27 - Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park
31 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium

August

01 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
03 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Veltins-Arena
06 - Chorzow, Poland - Slaski Stadium
09 - Zagreb, Croatia - Stadium Makimir
10 - Zagreb, Croatia - Stadium Makimir
14 - London, UK - Wembley Stadium
15 - London, UK - Wembley Stadium
18 - Glasgow, UK - Hampden Park
20 - Sheffield, UK - Don Valley Stadium
22 - Cardiff, UK - Millenium Stadium

September

12 - Chicago, USA - Soldier Field
13 - Chicago, USA - Soldier Field
16 - Toronto, Canada - Rogers Centre
17 - Toronto, Canada - Rogers Centre
20 - Boston, USA - Gilette Stadium
21 - Boston, USA - Gilette Stadium
24 - New York, USA - Giants Stadium
25 - New York, USA - Giants Stadium
29 - Washington, USA - FedEx Field

October

01 - Charlottesville, USA - Scott Stadium
03 - Raleigh, USA - Carter-Finley Stadium
06 - Atlanta, USA - Georgia
09 - Tampa, USA - Raymond James Stadium
12 - Dallas, USA - New Cowboys Stadium
14 - Houston, USA - Reliant Stadium
18 - Norman, USA - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
20 - Phoenix, USA - Univ. of Phoenix Stadium
23 - Las Vegas, USA - Sam Boyd Stadium
25 - Los Angeles, USA - Rose Bowl
28 - Vancouver, USA - Place Stadium

Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as a virtual model of the unique production and seating positions can be found on a dedicated microsite at official U2 web-site.

Info submited by official U2 web site.

[ 21.04.2009 ] - Nine Inch Nails hit the road again

NIN TOUR 2009
NIN TOUR 2009

Nine Inch Nails hit the road again in May. They will do North America dates together with Jane's Addiction and Street Sweeper Social Club, and then will go to Europe and Asia. Look at already confirmed dates:

May

08 - West Palm Beach, USA - Cruzan Amphitheatre *
09 - Tampa, USA - Ford Amphitheatre *
10 - Atlanta, USA - Lakewood Amphitheatre *
12 - Austin, USA - Frank Erwin Center *
14 - Albuquerque, USA - Journal Pavilion *
15 - Phoenix, USA - Cricket Wireless Pavilion *
16 - Chula Vista, USA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater *
18 - Las Vegas, USA - The Pearl *
20 - Irvine, USA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
21 - Santa Barbara, USA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
22 - Mountain View, USA - Shoreline Amphitheatre *
24 - George, USA - The Gorge Amphitheater - Sasquatch Festival
26 - Englewood, USA - Fiddlerís Green Amphitheatre *
27 - Kansas City, USA - Starlight Theatre *
29 - Chicago, USA - Charter One Pavilion
30 - Noblesville, USA - Verizon Wireless Music Center *
31 - Clarkston, USA - DTE Energy Music Theatre *

June

02 - Toronto, Canada - Molson Amphitheatre *
03 - Mansfield, USA - Comcast Center *
05 - Camden, USA - Susquehanna Bank Center *
06 - Holmdel, USA - PNC Bank Arts Center *
07 - Wantagh, USA - Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater *
09 - Columbia, USA - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
10 - Burgettstown, USA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
12 - Charlotte, USA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
13 - Manchester, USA - Bonnaroo Festival
19 - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival
20 - Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
21 - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
23 - Poznan, Poland - Malta International Theatre Festival
27 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - St. Gallen Festival
29 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
30 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin Arena

July

02 - Arvika, Sweden - Arvika Festival
03 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07 - Paris, France - Zenith de Paris
08 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
09 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
11 - Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park Festival
12 - Naas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
14 - Manchester, England - M.E.N. Arena
15 - London, England - O2 Arena
20 - Athens, Greece - Vrahon Theater
24 - Budapest, Hungary - Syma Sport and Event Centre

August

02 - Knebworth, England - Sonisphere Festival
05 - Manila, Philippines - Araneta Coliseum
07 - Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic
08 - Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic
10 - Singapore, Singapore - Fort Canning Park
11 - Taipei, Taiwan - Nan-Kang 101

* with Jane's Addiction / Street Sweeper Social Club

Info submited by official Nine Inch Nails web site.

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