The band will perform tracks from their recent King of Limbs CD as well as the song “The Daily Mail,” which they previously played at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival in June. The Report will start, as usual, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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Michael Pedicone has unjoined the Black Parade.
The drummer for New Jersey rock lords My Chemical Romance—the band’s third since their 2001 inception—was summarily fired following an incident of alleged theft following a concert in Washington state.
The story, according to a blog entry posted by guitarist Frank Iero Sept. 2 on the band’s official website:
Some s– happened last night and before the blogosphere gets all crazy with false statements and ridiculous opinions we want the true story to come from us… But please listen close because this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this. The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives. The people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on.
Pedicone, who replaced longtime drummer Bob Bryar last year (Bryar, in turn, replaced original drummer Matt Pelissier), came to MCR from Arizona hardcore outfit The Bled.
He tweeted his own response to the incident, saying somewhat cryptically: “What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you. … It was an error in judgment based on a whole other situation that’s way deeper but this does not define me.”
MCR quickly carried on, playing a show Saturday night in Utah with replacement drummer Jarrod Alexander.
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Kenny Chesney avoided one storm… and steered into another.
Due to the looming threat of Hurricane Irene, which is set to wreak havoc on the Eastern seaboard this weekend, Chesney moved a Sunday concert at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. two days earlier to Friday.
While most fans seem to understand, many aren’t happy about the last-minute decision.
“Most everyone I speak to is thoroughly disappointed at the unprofessional way this unfortunate weather situation has been handled,” said one fan on Kenny’s Facebook page. “How in the world do you expect fans like myself who rely on our day to day jobs to ask for a Friday off and find a babysitter?!?!” asked another.
Chesney’s choice to move the concert to an earlier date didn’t please everyone, but he was stuck between a cloud and a hard place—this is the last weekend of the Goin’ Coastal tour, and Chesney’s crew, stage, and band are all likely moving on to new endeavors, which would make rescheduling to a later date difficult.
“I want the last weekend of the ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour to be a great experience for everybody,” Kenny said in a statement on his website, “But I also want it to be the safest experience for everyone.”
Fans that can’t make the Friday show are being offered a full refund by StubHub, USA Today reports.
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Joe Jonas and R&B crooner Jay Sean reveal exclusively on EW.com today that they’ll be teaming up to co-headline a 19-city tour this fall.
The duo will kick off their run on Sept. 6 at Boston’s House of Blues and continue across North America. They’ll hit Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities along the way.
Jonas, who just celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, will be touring to support the release of his Oct. 11 debut album FastLife. Meanwhile, Jay Sean, the man who brought us bouncy R&B jams like “Do You Remember” and of course “Down,” is gearing up for the release of his fourth studio album, Freeze Time.
The tour will conclude in New York on Oct. 6—just in time for Jonas to hop a plane and say “Hej där” to Sweden as he joins Britney Spears on the European leg of her Femme Fatale tour on Oct. 16.
Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, August 19. Check www.ticketmaster.com, www.joejonasmusic.com, www.jayseanworldwide.com, or local box offices for further information and updates on the tour including additional details on ticket sales.
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It can’t buy him love, but money can buy Paul McCartney the mightiest summer concert tour.
…Oh, wait. Nope.
TicketsNow has released the numbers for July’s summer concerts in its monthly Entertainment Index, and Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour sits atop the online marketplace’s list. Her tour accounted for 6.3 percent of all concert tickets sold via TicketsNow last month, bumping Sir Paul McCartney’s On The Run tour to the No. 2-earner spot after it reigned in June.
McCartney’s tour wrapped up its run last week in Cincinnati; meanwhile, Swift will continue her hot streak across North America through November.
Rounding out July’s top five sellers are Katy Perry’s California Dreams tour, Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour and U2′s 360 tour, which wrapped its two-year marathon run on July 30 in Canada.
In the grander scheme of things, T-Swift’s concert clocks in at No. 6 on the list of overall events selling tickets through TicketsNow. The U.S. Open tennis tournament took July’s top honor, accounting for almost one-fifth of all tickets sold on TicketsNow.com.
Tell us how you really feel, guys—is Taylor Swift really the summer’s hottest “ticket to ride?”
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If you haven’t been listening to The Civil Wars, the male-female duo with a penchant for plaintive love songs and folksy Americana melodies, consider this a friendly Music Mix advisory that you need to start.
Thankfully, the band is making this easy for you, as they’ll be heading out on a just-announced U.S. tour in the fall, capping off what has been a terrific year for the band.
The pair released their first LP, Barton Hollow, in February, and on the strength of singles “Poison and Wine” and “Barton Hollow,” the disc has quietly sold over 150,000 over the past six months. In March, they were named one of VH1′s “You Oughta Know” artists, and in May, they were chosen to open for Adele during select dates on her tour. (In June, they got a shout-out in our Singles Swap, too.)
They were also recently nominated by the Americana Music Awards as Duo/Group of the Year alongside The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and Robert Plant and the Band of Joy (Wow, that category pretty much encapsulates my taste in music).
Last week, I had the chance to see the duo play an acoustic set in New York’s Housing Works Bookstore Café, and I was floored. Joy Williams and John Paul White aren’t a couple, but they sing with all the intimacy and nuance of spouses who have known each other deeply for decades. READ FULL STORY »
The members of Cheap Trick escaped serious injury, but a member of their entourage was hospitalized after the stage at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed Sunday night.
Marc Messier, a spokesman for Ottawa Fire Services, told the Associated Press that a 49-year-old man was in serious condition with abdominal, pelvic and leg injuries. Another had a spinal injury and a third person experienced chest pains. At least eight other people were treated at the scene for minor issues including twisted ankles and anxiety.
According to a statement on the band’s website: “Severe weather hit the stage as Cheap Trick was performing at the Ottawa Bluesfest tonight. The stage blew down and collapsed. Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine. Cheap Trick hopes that everyone who attended the show is also ok. Robin says ‘Fortunately the band and crew are all lucky to be alive and we’ll see you down the road. And all the best to our truck driver Sandy.’ “
The band’s manager, Dave Frey, later told CNN that “one of our drivers will spend the night in the hospital, and though we’re not sure how, Cheap Trick are grateful and happy to say that everyone, including all the concert goers, are okay.” Watch a fan-recorded clip of the collapse below. READ FULL STORY »
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