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Band of Horses have announced a full U.S. tour for April and May. In addition to performances at Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Shaky Knees Music FestivalBen Bridwell and the band will play Oakland, Las Vegas, Nashville, Raleigh and more.

Current tour dates are as follows:

04/08/13 – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
04/09/13 – Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO
04/10/13 – Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM
04/12/13 – Coachella in Indio, CA
04/13/13 – Fox Theater in Oakland, CA
04/15/13 – Golden State Theatre in Monterey, CA
04/16/13 – Senator Theatre in Chico, CA
04/18/13 – Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA
04/19/13 – Coachella in Indio, CA
04/20/13 – The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV
04/22/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
04/24/13 – Stubb’s (Outdoor) in Austin, TX
04/26/13 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
04/27/13 – Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
05/01/13 – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC
05/03/13 – Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC
05/04/13 – Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA
05/05/13 – House of Blues in N. Myrtle Beach, SC
05/07/13 – The NorVa in Norfolk, VA
05/08/13 – Ritz Theatre in Raleigh, NC
05/10/13 – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
05/11/13 – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
05/25/13 – Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, ES
06/11/13 – Harpa in Reykjavik, IS
06/13/13 – Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen, NO
06/14/13 – Norwegian Wood Fest in Oslo, NO
06/15/13 – Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, SE
06/16/13 – Northside Festivald in Aarhus, DK
06/29/13 – Openair St. Gallen in St. Gallen, SWI
06/30/13 – Herchesfeld-Roeser in Roeser, LU
07/03/13 – Dachau Summer of Music in Munich, GER
07/07/13 – Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, BEL
07/14/13 – Optimus Alive Festival in Lisbon, POR
08/17/13 – Green Man Festival in Crickhowell, GB

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The Mars Volta have announced their sixth album, Noctourniquet, which should be hitting stores on March 27th. This endeavor is the newest set of tracks released from the band since they released their last album, Octahedron, in 2009. As with previous Mars Volta albums, the music was composed by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and is very dramatic and is very much a musical journey. Apparently, this new album is inspired by many different elements including ’80s UK alt-rockers The Godfathers, Superman comic nemesis Solomon Grundy, and the Greek myth of Hyacinthus.

Right now, it is not very clear how this announcement fits into the commitments made by Bixler-Zavala and Rodiquez-Lopez. Their previous band, At The Drive-In, recently announced that they are reuniting after a 11 year hiatus to play Coachella and more.

The track listing for Noctourniquet is as follows:

  1. The Whip Hand
  2. Aegis
  3. Dyslexicon
  4. Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
  5. The Malkin Jewel
  6. Lapochka
  7. In Absentia
  8. Imago
  9. Molochwalker
  10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
  11. Vedamalady
  12. Noctourniquet
  13. Zed and Two Naughts

Apparently, Snoop Dogg will be unveiling his new cigar brand, made with “premium tobacco from the Dominican Republic,” at this year’s Coachella Festival where he will headlining alongside Dr. Dre. According to a recent press release from Snoop, he says the following:

“Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all different types of tobacco products. During my travels throughout South America and the Caribbean, I was fortunate to encounter this tobacco company, Executive Branch and was so impressed by their commitment to quality [far superior than all others], I knew I had to bring them to the States for all my fans to enjoy…. Throughout 2012, we plan on releasing new styles and flavors, in which I will be working with their team to make sure all products are up to Snoop Dogg standards.”

The first round of product, the “Executive Branch Cigarillos,” will be sold in packs of two for $.99.

With this announcment and his recent promoted cannabis bust in Texas, I foresee a lot more blunt smoke at his concerts in the future. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, I guess!

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Radiohead will play HP Pavillion bfeore Coachella 2012.

Now that the lineup announcement for Coachella 2012 has dropped, the SF Bay Area gets to reap the benefit of being the next closest major city to welcome artists on the Coachella bill who want to pick up extra shows. After months of speculation rightly predicted Radiohead for the headliner spot, they’ve announced a show at HP Pavillion in San Jose on April 11, 2012, two days before the festival kicks off.

Radiohead also added dates at the Key Arena in Seattle and the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Saturday morning, and will set you back $69.50. At around 10:06am the show will likely sell out, and start popping up for 500 dollars on reseller sites. Grab ‘em early!

Radiohead’s updated list of North American tour dates now looks like this:

02-27 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena *
02-29 Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times…

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Wish I could go!!

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Coachella’s 2012 lineup has been announced on its Facebook page. Some thoughts:

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The Weeknd has been confirmed to play Coachella 2012, possibly his first show in the United States.

There is perhaps no better case study of the Internet’s star-making capabilities than the career arc of Toronto’s Abel Tesfaye, better known to us as The Weeknd. Beginning with House of Balloons in March 2011, Tesfaye unleashed 3 mixtapes that circulated like wild fire, thanks to a public endorsement by Drake along the way. One year later, The Weeknd have been confirmed to appear at Coachella 2012, slated for April 13-15 and 20-22 in Indio, CA.

Remarkably, one of the biggest festivals in the US could also be his first ever show in the country. Tesfaye has performed in his hometown of Toronto, but has yet to play a show on American soil. Talk about setting a high standard – it’ll be a long time before he plays for a U.S. crowd larger than his first one.

Coachella is trickling out its 2012 lineup announcement this week, with the first…

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At The Drive-In have reunited to release This Station Is Non-Operational

At The Drive-In surprised us today with an out-of-the-blue tweet announcing their reunion in 2012. It simply read: “¡ ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL”

After the news broke, ATDI’s official site broke under heavy traffic, but Fearless records reveals some information about their return. On May 24th, 2012, the band will release This Station Is Non-Operational, an 18-song compilation bundled with covers, BBC sessions, B-sides and a DVD of music videos and other footage compiled over the band’s 9-year history. 30-second clips and a promo landing page are on display at Fearless’ website.

ATDI have not yet announced tour plans, but with Coachella rolling out its lineup announcement, it’s fun to speculate they may show up at the festival this year. Coachella has a reputation for prompting major reunions on an annual…

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Die Antwoord  will tour the United States in 2012.

Die Antwoord, the South African rap group who recorded a viral hit with their video for “Enter the Ninja” and played their first international show at Coachella 2010, now bring a series of tour dates to US soil. After a recent split from Interscope Records (in which the group rejected Interscope’s suggestion to introduce more pop elements into their sound), Die Antwoord will release their next album, TEN$ION, on their own terms through Zef Recordz.

Die Antwoord’s 2012 tour dates:

02-09 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
02-10 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02-11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02-14 Toronto, Ontario – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
02-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
02-22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02-24 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
02-25 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

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