SMASHING PUMPKINS To Release ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.’ Album In November
Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS announced their new LP “Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.”. Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
“Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” will be released will on November 16 on Billy Corgan’s own Martha’s Music under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership.
“Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” track listing:
01. Knights of Malta
02. Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)
06. Marchin’ On
07. With Sympathy
08. Seek And You Shall Destroy
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS recently sat down with Zane Lowe for an exclusive interview on Beats 1 on Apple Music to discuss reuniting, their new LP, touring together for the first time in 18 years, and more. Tune in to hear the conversation in full on Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. PST.
Earlier this summer, the newly reformed lineup shared the first glimpse of their new music with the LP’s lead single “Solara”. “Solara” is available now to stream and download now via all digital services. The track’s dreamlike music video was directed by Nick Koenig and expands on the theatrics of the band’s catalog of iconic music videos.
Last week, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS wrapped their monumental “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour”, which sold over 300,000 tickets across North America and sold-out arenas, including The Forum, United Center, and Madison Square Garden. Produced by Live Nation, the tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Corgan, Chamberlin and Iha, alongside Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole.
This fall, the band will perform in London, United Kingdom, and Bologna, Italy, before returning to Chicago, Illinois for a special 30th-anniversary series performance for WKQX’s “The Nights We Stole Christmas”.
Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS released their heralded debut album, “Gish”, in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s four-times-multi-platinum “Siamese Dream” and 1995’s 10-times-platinum “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”.
VESSEL OF LIGHT, Featuring Founding Members of Hades, Non-Fiction and Ancient VVisdom, Release New Single
2/1: Sydney – Manning – SHOUTED
2/2: Melbourne – Croxton – SHOUTED
2/3: Melbourne – Croxton – SPOKEN
9/17/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
9/18/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/19/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/21/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/22/2018 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/23/2018 Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
9/24/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
9/26/2018 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/27/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/28/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/29/2018 Union – Los Angeles, CA
9/30/2018 Phoenix Theatre – Petaluma, CA
10/01/2018 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
10/03/2018 Astoria – Vancouver, BC **
10/04/2018 The Pin – Spokane, WA
10/05/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/06/2018 Dante’s – Portland, OR
10/07/2018 Shredder – Boise, ID
10/09/2018 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/10/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/11/2018 Amsterdam Bar & Grill – Minneapolis, MN
10/12/2018 Reggies -Chicago, IL
10/13/2018 The Outpost – Kent, OH
10/14/2018 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
10/15/2018 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON **
10/16/2018 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON **
10/17/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC **
10/18/2018 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
10/19/2018 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
10/20/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
** No Exhumed
Acclaimed rock duo and basically everyone’s favorite band ever TENACIOUS D — comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass — will release not one but two incredible works this fall. Both are called “Post-Apocalypto”. Both are amazing. Here’s what you need to know:
“Post-Apocalypto” — the series — is an original, six-part animated video series from the minds of TENACIOUS D. Each frame of every episode was hand-drawn by Jack himself, with every character voiced by Black and Gass. The series begins rolling out on September 28 via TENACIOUS D‘s YouTube page, with a new episode every Friday after that.
All six episodes feature new TENACIOUS D songs, culminating in a new TENACIOUS D album — also called “Post-Apocalypto” — released on November 2. As each episode goes up, a song from that episode can also be heard via all DSPs. Produced by John Spiker, and featuring longtime collaborator Dave Grohl on drums, “Post-Apocalypto” — the album — is a genius addition to the D‘s already-scintillating catalogue of rock greatness.
True to the title, “Post-Apocalypto” finds TENACIOUS D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950s refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent — for humanity to prevail, TENACIOUS D must save the world.
With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues, “Post-Apocalypto” is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good, too.
“Post-Apocalypto” (the album) will be available digitally, on CD, and on translucent green vinyl. There is also a limited-edition “Post-Apocalypto” vinyl picture disc that will only be available on the band’s online store.
TENACIOUS D will be playing sold out shows across the country this fall. Tour dates are below.
The dates are:
Oct. 06 – San Bernardino, CA @ Cal Jam 18
Nov. 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Nov. 04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Nov. 05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov. 07 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Nov. 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov. 09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Nov. 10 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
Nov. 12 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Dec. 10 – Calgary, Canada @ Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Dec. 11 – Edmonton, Canada @ Show Conference Centre
Dec. 13 – Vancouver, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec. 14 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Dec. 15 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Dec. 17 – Oakland, CA @ FOX Theater
Dec. 31 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
OZZY OSBOURNE will embark on the next European tour of the “No More Tours 2” in early 2019. “Special guests” on the trek will be British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST.
Ozzy said in a statement: “I’ve been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers. I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 30 – 3arena, Dublin, Ireland
Feb. 01 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
Feb. 03 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Feb. 05 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
Feb. 07 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Feb. 09 – Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
Feb. 11 – O2 Arena, London, UK
Feb. 13 – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Feb. 15 – Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Feb. 17 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Feb. 19 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
Feb. 22 – Tele2, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb. 24 – Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Feb. 27 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Mar. 01 – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Mar. 03 – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday, September 7.
Despite the fact that “No More Tours 2” is being billed as his farewell tour, Ozzy Osbourne insists that he is not calling it quits. “I’m not retiring,” he told Rolling Stone in an interview. “It’s ‘No More Tours’, so I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I’d like to spend some time at home.”
Osbourne, who spent the last few years touring with BLACK SABBATH before the legendary heavy metal act retired from the road, said that he wanted to “slow it down a little” and be there for his family. “I enjoy being a grandfather. I don’t want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up.”
After he completes the tour, Ozzy said that he would consider possibly making a new album. He told Rolling Stone that he had “eight or nine good song ideas” for the follow-up to 2010’s “Scream”, including “Mr. Armageddon” and “Crack Cocaine”.” He will also play sporadic one-off shows but will not stay on the road for months at a time.
“It’s what I do,” Ozzy said. “It’s my job. And when I say, ‘It’s my job,’ I mean it’s a passion for me. It’s the greatest love affair I ever had, being in a rock band and playing for the people who come to the shows.”
“No More Tours 2” is a reference to Ozzy‘s 1992 “No More Tours” trek, which marked the first time the singer announced the end of his days as a touring artist. The tour name was a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, “No More Tears”. Ozzy returned to action three years later and has been on the road ever since.
Last year, Ozzy reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde, who played on studio albums such as “No Rest For The Wicked”, “No More Tears” and “Ozzmosis” and who has toured on and off with Ozzy for nearly thirty years.
Ozzy has played a number of solo shows since doing his final concerts with BLACK SABBATH a year and a half ago. The legendary band wrapped up its forty-nine-year career with a year-long farewell tour, ending with two shows in its hometown of Birmingham, England.
JUDAS PRIEST is touring in support of its latest album, “Firepower”, which was released in March via Epic.
“Firepower” entered the Billboard 200 chart at position No. 5, making it the band’s highest-charting album ever. 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls” debuted and peaked at No. 6, while 2008’s “Nostradamus” landed at No. 11 and 2005’s “Angel Of Retribution” came in at No. 13.
“Firepower” moved 49,000 equivalent album units in first week of release. Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales, just shy of the 54,000 copies sold by “Angel Of Retribution” in that album’s first week. The “Firepower” chart position was bolstered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in association with the band’s spring 2018 North American tour.
Longtime JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton found out he had Parkinson’s disease four years ago — after being stricken by the degenerative condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was going to sit out touring activities in support of “Firepower”. The guitarist, who is now 70 and has performed on every PRIEST LP since the band’s 1974 debut set, “Rocka Rolla”, is not quitting the band, but simply cannot handle the rigorous challenges of performing live. He is being replaced on the road by “Firepower” producer Andy Sneap, who is also known as the guitar player in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrashers SABBAT.