KING has been added to the ESSENCE Festival Line-Up of 2014 that will take place in New Orleans 4th Of July weekend!
— KING (@weareKING) December 6, 2013
The ladies of KING will also be performing in London in January of 2014.-DocFB
Diagnosis: When we have more details on ESSENCE and the London dates, we will share.
Of Mice & Men will be joining Bring Me The Horizon for The American Dream Tour in North America with dates in February and March of 2014.
It will be extensive run of North American dates that will kick off on February 3rd in Orlando, FL and wrap up on March 28th in San Diego, CA. Tickets for the tour go on-sale to the public beginning this Friday, November 22nd.
Of Mice & Men recently finished recording and mixing their third studio album, which will be released early next year. The forthcoming full-length album is the follow up to 2011's acclaimed release The Flood, which solidified the California-based five-piece as a leading force in modern heavy music. David Bendeth (Paramore, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Breaking Benjamin) is producing the new album.
Miley Cyrus has officially announced the "BANGERZ" tour set to kick off in Vancouver on Valentine's Day 2014.
No opening act has been announced and the tour will run through April.
Tickets go on sale through Live Nation on November 16th!
After a 60 foot LED screen was damaged on the road, Kanye postponed his tour indefinitely. It has now been announced the tour will resume on November 16th.
West's record label, Def Jam, released this statement:
"This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour and central to the creative vision put fourth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans."
Some dates have been rescheduled but the shows in Vancouver, Denver, Columbus, Montreal, Minneapolis, and St. Louis have been straight cancelled due to "routing logistics" for the tour.
The Skaters have announced they will be releasing their debut album on February 25th, 2014. Their first single "Deadbolt" will be released digitally on October 29th.
The Skaters also released a lyric video for "Deadbolt" above.
The UK is all over the Skaters as the U.S. is warming up to them.
Judith Hill, who has appeared on "The Voice" and The Michael Jackson film "This Is It" has signed a record deal and is about to go out on tour with Josh Groban.
Groban's "In The Round" Tour starts tonight at the Taco Bell (sic) Center in Boise, ID. Not only will Judith open for him, she will be performing 2 songs in his set with Josh; "The Prayer" and "Remember When It Rains." Judith actually sings backing vocals on 3 of Groban's most recent album "All That Echoes" and Judith will also go on her own headline tour this fall.
Praised by Rolling Stone for her "stellar powerhouse vocals," Hill has signed with Sony Music. In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith - who wrote her first song at the age of four - has backed such artists as the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville's acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Hill, who was also featured on the film's soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of "The Voice."
Hill's debut record will be available in early 2014.
LP has to cancel her upcoming fall tour dates due to an unspecified injury. She was supportign Noah & The Whale on tour.
The L.A.-based singer-songwriter's doctors expect her to make a full recovery in the weeks ahead.
LP's highly anticipated full-length debut album is completed and due for release early next year. More details will be announced soon.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Get better LP!
fDeluxe are keeping themselves busy with an upcoming live album, some tour dates, and are also looking for funds for the live album to be released PLUS another CD.
The forthcoming live album is to be entitled 'Live & Tight ... As a Funk Fiend's Fix'...
The album features tracks from the Gaslight and Family albums as well as a few other things. It was recorded last year at The Dakota in Minneapolis.
Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd is making a name for himself. The Canadian R&B singer has just released "Love In The Sky" from his 2nd album "Kiss Land" to be released on September 10th.
The song is very sexual and has a few drug references.