There have been a few artists forced to add further dates to their upcoming tours. O’shea Jackson, Ice Cube, has lined up a second date at The Forum on December 6. His December 9 show has sold out. The Eagles have added February 26 at the Rod Laver Area to their tour schedule. Their February 22 and February 24 shows have sold out. Finally, Meg Mac has added a show at Howler on October 24.
Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Neal Morse (Transatlantic), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) and pop singer-songwriter Casey McPherson are behind the prog rock supergroup Flying Colors. Back in 2012 the band released their self-titled debut; now, they are set to release album number two, Second Nature.
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – they of The Lonely Island, responsible for singles including ‘Dick in a Box’ and ‘I’m On a Boat’ – have teamed up with Judd Apatow – he of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up – for a new untitled project. Little is known about the project other than it will be set in the world of music, which seems pretty obvious.
As reported by The New York Times, Paul McCartney has collaborated on the score of forthcoming first-person shooter game Destiny. The score was composed over a period of four years in New York, Los Angeles and at London’s Abbey Road Studios. McCartney has also contributed a theme song for the release, which features a whopping 120-piece ensemble.
Back in 2008 Melbourne’s Antiskeptic released the live album Goodbye Goodnight – Live at the Hi-Fi. They then took a breather before deciding to give things another crack in 2011. Well, it has been a wait but next month the band will release Stare Down the Ocean. It seems they had been missed, as the band raised a fair chunk of coin through a crowdfunding venture. The Evelyn – October 11.
It has been a couple of years since Elbow were last on our shores. What have you been up to in that time? Elbow has spent that time on The Take Off and Landing of Everything, their sixth studio release. The band actually floated a couple of other names for the release before settling on the one we know. And that is the kind of trivial information we like to hand out sometimes. The Forum – October 28.
Here it is folks, arguably the biggest announcement of the year has just come out of SOundwave HQ – and it has not let us down. Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All ‘DAY 1’ artists will play the first day in each city and all ‘DAY 2’ artist will play the second day in each city.
I would like you to meet Tomorrows Tulips. The pop experience meets esoteric interests brainchild of Alex Knost and Ford Archbold, two dudes born and bred in California, Tomorrows Tulips are keeping alive happy, crafty, underground rock music. Set to release album number three in September, this will be their second visit to our shores this year. The Tote – September 25.