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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Back in September Black Marble released It's Immaterial, an album drenched in lavish darkness, sinewy bass, and glorious, hazy vocals.  The album is unquestionably one of the year's best post punk albums.  And now they're taking the show on the road to conquer the world one city at a time. Don't miss the opportunity to catch Black Marble live on their North American tour. You'd be a fool to pass on this.  Dates are posted below:

Black Marble -- North American tour

Jan 23 -- Hortonville, WI @ Standard Projects
Jan 24 -- Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Jan 25 -- Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Jan 26 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
Jan 27 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Jan 29 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Bootleg
Jan 31 -- Nashville, TN @ The End
Feb 01 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory
Feb 02 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Feb 03 -- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 04 -- Washington, DC @ DC9
Feb 06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Feb 07 -- Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
Feb 08 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
Feb 09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Feb 10 -- Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD
Feb 11 -- Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Feb 12 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Feb 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater

Published November 30th, 2016

The Smiths announced two previously unreleased tracks will see light of day shortly. The demo mix of "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" backed by a previously unissued version of "Rubber Ring" will be released as a physical single by Warner Brothers. The news was announced via Morrissey's website and according to the post, release dates/details will be announced shortly.

The cover art, which is posted above, was designed by Morrissey and features actor Albert Finney.

Morrissey will be back on the road next week to kick off a handful of rescheduled tour dates.

Morrissey tour

Dec 07 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 09 -- Cleveland, OH @ State Theater/Playhouse Square
Dec 10 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Dec 14 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Dec 16 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Dec 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater

Published November 30th, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Producer John Leckie has worked with legions of incredible bands over the years including Ride, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, The Verve, The Fall, Trash Can Sinatras, XTC, and Magazine. Leckie recently sat down with Iain McNay, founder of Cherry Red Records to discuss his incredible career as part of Cherry Red's Adventures In Music television series. The two part video interview is a fascinating window into music recording and is recommended for anyone show shares a love of music, especially U.K. music, and music history.

The interview begins with Leckie explaining how he began as a tape operator at Abbey Road where he worked alongside the Beatles on their solo projects, and detailed how he was able to advance to become an engineer and eventually a producer. Throughout he shared stories about bands he's worked with: "rude and aggressive" Public Image Ltd, the "fun, loud rock and roll" of The Fall, and how he's especially proud of producing Magazine's Real Life, an album he considers timeless.

Leckie discussed recording the seminal debut album from The Stone Roses, revealing there were "good vibes" in the recording studio for the entire 55 day process. He called the Roses "good fun to be with," "well rehearsed," and contrasted that with the recording of The Second Coming, which took much longer to record and was an overall dramatically different experience because the bond between band members had deteriorated.

As time went on bands requested to work with Leckie, though he turned many down. The one and only band that he actively pursued was the Verve -- he revealed he knew he had to work with them after seeing their "classic cosmic psychedelic" live show and was blown away by their guitar sounds he hadn't heard before. He's pleased he produced the seminal A Storm In Heaven but suggests it would have been even better had the songs been kept longer (the band's label Virgin requested the songs be chopped from 10 minutes to a more radio friendly three or four minutes).

Other fun stories include Leckie discussing how he recorded XTC's early material on the sly because his studio wouldn't allow him to do it, how Radiohead were in awe of Ride, and confirmation that Syd Barrett really did mysteriously appear in the studio during Pink Floyd's recording of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

And there are so many more great stories...

Watch the interview below -- the interview is cut up into two parts: part one focuses on Leckie's beginnings, includes stories about the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Be Bop Deluxe, XTC and Public Image Ltd. Part two focuses mostly on the late 80's and 90's era with stories about The Stone Roses, The Verve, Radiohead, Alan McGee, and the evolving music industry.

Published November 29th, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bad news: the cold and bleak winter is coming. Good news: Cold Cave is heading out on the road for a North American tour! Don't miss Wesley Eisold and his band as they bring their divine darkwave to a venue near you. The tour includes a stop at the Magic Stick in Detroit on January 18th and tickets are available here. The full tour itinerary is posted below:

Cold Cave -- North American tour

Jan 12 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
Jan 13 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Jan 14 -- Denver, CO @ Lipgloss/Larimer
Jan 15 -- Omaha, NB @ Waiting Room
Jan 18 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Jan 19 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Jan 20 -- Montreal, QC @ Fairmont
Jan 21 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Jan 22 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Jan 25 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Jan 26 -- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jan 27 -- Durham, NC @ Motorco
Jan 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Jan 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Feb 01 -- Houston, TX @ Walters
Feb 02 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Feb 03 -- Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Feb 04 -- Dallas, TX @ Dada

Published November 28th, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

As previously reported, Morrissey postponed the three remaining dates on his U.S. tour to give keyboardist Gustavo Manzur more time to heal. Shows in Royal Oak, Cleveland, and Chicago have all been rescheduled for December and tickets for the rescheduled shows will be honored. Meanwhile, Morrissey has announced three additional shows in Texas. View the updated tour itinerary below:

Morrissey tour

Dec 07 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 09 -- Cleveland, OH @ State Theater/Playhouse Square
Dec 10 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Dec 14 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (tickets)
Dec 16 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Dec 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater (tix on sale 11/30 @ 10am local time)

Published November 23rd, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Morrissey's tour was sidelined last week after keyboardist Gustavo Manzur fell ill. The tour was scheduled to resume tomorrow night at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, however Manzur needs more time to heal. Tomorrow's show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre has been postponed and moved to December 7th. Tickets to the November 23rd show will be honored on December 7th.  Visit the ROMT for more info.

UPDATE 11/23 (10am): The Cleveland and Chicago dates have also been moved. New dates are posted below.

UPDATE: 11/23 (6:30pm): Morrissey has now announced three shows in Texas. See the updated tour itinerary below:

Morrissey tour

Dec 07 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 09 -- Cleveland, OH @ State Theater/Playhouse Square
Dec 10 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Dec 14 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Dec 16 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Dec 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater

Published November 22nd, 2016

The Pretenders released their new Dan Auerbach-produced album Alone in October, and they're currently on the road in support of the album.  Last night the band appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert to perform the single "Holy Commotion."  Check out Chrissie Hynde and the gang rocking out below:

The Pretenders are currently on the road supporting Stevie Nicks -- the tour rolls through the Detroit area on November 27th.

Stevie Nicks w/ The Pretenders

Nov 23 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov 25 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 -- Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Dec 01 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec 03 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec 05 -- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec 06 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Dec 09 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Center
Dec 11 -- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Dec 13 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec 14 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Dec 18 -- Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Published November 22nd, 2016

Inspiral Carpets founding member and drummer Craig Gill has died at the age of 44. The band broke the news in a statement posted on the band's official website and social media. The cause of death has not been announced.

Inspiral Carpets formed in 1983 and rose to fame during the Madchester scene. The band split in 1995, but had reformed several times since then. Their last studio record was released in 2014.

View the band's statement below along with tributes from Manchester music royalty below.

A photo posted by Graham Lambert (@inspiralgraham) on

"It's with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our drummer and close friend, Craig Gill. We are all absolutely devastated by the news.

Craig was our brother.

We were honoured to work alongside him for the last 30 years.To say we'll miss him is an understatement.  He was the beating heart of the Inspirals in more ways than one.

Our love and thoughts go out to all Craig's family and friends and especially his wife, Rose and their beautiful children, Georgia, Orla and Levon.

Clint, Graham, Martyn, Stephen"

Published November 22nd, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Sisters Of Mercy have been out on tour and are about to wrap things up later this month with a string of dates in the U.K.  Though the band's last album was released back in 1990, over the years they've performed some new material at their shows.  As it turns out, it looks like fans may just get a brand new Sisters record in the future if Andrew Eldritch keeps his promise.

In an interview with Team Rock back in June, Eldritch gave many reasons NOT to make an album -- time, effort, money, society's devaluation of music, and discord between the band and their (now ex) record label.  However near the end of that same interview the topic of discussion turned to the U.S. presidential election and Eldritch dropped this bomb:

"If Donald Trump actually does become President, that will be reason enough for me to release another album. I don't think I could keep quiet if that happened."

Your move, Andrew!

Read the full interview in Team Rock and enjoy some vintage footage of The Sisters Of Mercy along with an awkward interview from 1985 below:

June 1983:

June 1985:

"It's a grim world, even in Belgium it's a grim world..."

August 2016

Sisters Of Mercy -- 2016 tour

Nov 22 -- Birmingham UK @ O2 Institue
Nov 23 -- Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Nov 25 -- Liverpool, UK @ Olympia
Nov 26 -- Sheffield, UK @ University Foundry

Published November 21st, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New music from the Jesus & Mary Chain is on the way! Manager and Creation kingpin Alan McGee revealed to CBC Music that he's signed the band to Warner Brothers and a "kinda enormous" new album will be released in March. The band's new set of songs will be their first album since 1998.

McGee, by the way, was being interviewed regarding his thoughts on a possible Oasis reunion when he made broke the news about the new JAMC album.  Read the short but sweet interview here.

Meanwhile, the Jesus & Mary Chain are heading to the U.S. next month for a handful of shows. Confirmed dates are posted below:

Jesus & Mary Chain -- U.S. tour

Dec 13 -- Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
Dec 14 -- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Dec 16 -- New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
Dec 17 -- Houston, TX @ Day For Night Festival

Published November 17th, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Morrissey's show in Boulder was canceled last night after keyboardist Gustavo Manzur fell ill. Morrissey initially came on stage and told fans that the show would be delayed, explaining "We can't move until we know what’s happened to him...We're going to sit backstage for awhile and wait to see what's happened to him, if there’s any magical cure." Not long afterwards Jesse Tobias came back out to apologize and officially cancel the show.

According to an update on True To You Manzur collapsed and was hospitalized prior to the Boulder show and he's now in the hospital recuperating.   According to the official statement, he'll need to rest for a week, but "Gustavo and the band are determined to make the shows at Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago." So far they haven't announced whether Morrissey will enlist the help of another keyboardist in the meantime, or axe a week's worth of shows.  As it stands now, the tour is scheduled to resume in Dallas tomorrow night.

UPDATE (11/15 @ 6:00) Morrissey has now canceled shows in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. The tour is set to resume November 23rd at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Read the official statement below and view fan pictures of Morrissey addressing the Boulder crowd below and a professionally shot photo here

"Gustavo Manzur collapsed and was hospitalized two hours before the band were due on stage at Boulder in Colorado. Morrissey made an on stage announcement and the sell-out crowd were greatly understanding and supportive. Gustavo is recuperating today. Doctors have advised one week of rest.
Gustavo and the band are determined to make the shows at Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago."

Morrissey -- North American tour

Nov 16 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
Nov 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center
Nov 19 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 23 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 25 -- Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
Nov 27 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

Published November 15th, 2016

Lush announced their reunion has come to an end. The news isn't all that surprising -- last month original bassist Phil King announced his departure, and though the band told fans they were looking for a replacement it seemed likely the end was near. In the statement, Lush thanked fans for their support and revealed they'll play their final show November 25th at Manchester Academy with Michael Conroy (Modern English) helping out on bass.

Read the official statement from Lush below:

"It’s been a fantastic year for Lush. We received an incredible reception to our Blind Spot EP and the three beautiful career-spanning 4AD releases, sold out two Roundhouse shows, toured North America with great success and had a ball at our European festival appearances. It’s been wonderful to revisit our old music and to create new material.

However, it is now time for us to return to our families and homes, and bring our time together as a band to a close. We offer heartfelt thanks to all our fans – this reunion would never have happened without your overwhelming support and dedication.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce that, for our last-ever performance at Manchester Academy on November 25th, Emma, Miki and Justin will be joined by former 4AD label mate Michael Conroy, bass player for Modern English. As with Justin’s involvement, Michael playing with Lush has a special significance for us as he was a very close friend of Chris’s."

Published November 15th, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

8 am hour:

Joy Division "Disorder"
Inspiral Carpets "Two Worlds Collide"
Depeche Mode "People Are People"
Bob Marley "Three Little Birds"
Cornershop "Brimful Of Asha"
Porno For Pyros "Pets"
Sinead O'Connor "Mandinka"
Jesus & Mary Chain "April Skies"
Stereo MC's "Connected"
Soup Dragons "I'm Free"
The Cult "Wild Flower"
Elvis Costello "Everyday I Write The Book"
Social Distortion "Ball & Chain"

9 am hour:

Sex Pistols "No Feelings"
X "The New World"
The Replacements "Bastards Of Young"
Flaming Lips "Turn It On"
Beck "Sexxlaws"
Smashing Pumpkins "Zero"
English Beat "Save It For Later"
Stray Cats "Stray Cat Strut"
Love & Rockets "Mirror People"
OMD "Tesla Girls"
David Bowie "Modern Love"
Sugar "The Slim"
Breeders "Cannonball"
U2 "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)"

10 am hour:

Radiohead "Let Down"
James "Born Of Frustration"
Nine Inch Nails "Terrible Lie"
Leonard Cohen "Tower Of Song"
Leonard Cohen "Everybody Knows"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
Matthew Sweet "Sick Of Myself"
Jane's Addiction "Had A Dad"
Buzzcocks "Why Can't I Touch It?"
The Clash "Train In Vain"
World Party "Way Down Now"

11 am hour:

Oasis "All Around The World"
Lemonheads "Mrs. Robinson"
Echo & the Bunnymen "The Killing Moon"
The Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
Lenny Kravitz "Let Love Rule"
R.E.M. "Superman"
Ride "Vapour Trail"
Electronic "Getting Away With It"
Jeff Buckley "Last Goodbye"
Leonard Cohen "Hallelujah"

Published November 13th, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Rare footage of the Stone Roses performing at the legendary Haçienda in Manchester in 1985 has surfaced on You Tube. The August 15th performance took place a few weeks prior to the release of the band's debut single "So Young"/"Tell Me," which would go on to be released in September 1985. Watch the footage below:

Spoiler #1: no jinglesticks for Ian Brown, but he does employ some interesting howls and dance moves throughout.
Spoiler #2 "I Wanna Be Adored" starts ~ 9:25.

Meanwhile, in more Roses' history...

Published November 5th, 2016

My Bloody Valentine's masterpiece Loveless was released 25 years ago (November 4th, 1991). The flawless album is widely regarded as the quintessential shoegaze record -- the record that defines the genre; the textbook example of shoegaze glory. Loveless is one of the best and most influential albums of all time.  It is a record that continues to inspire, and its beautiful noise is simply breathtaking upon first or five-millionth listen.  Indeed Loveless is the gold standard, not just for shoegaze, but for life.

Published November 5th, 2016

Black gaze faves Alcest released their brilliant fifth album Kodama a few weeks ago and they've announced a North America tour behind the record. The body and Creepers (featuring members of Deafheaven) will serve as support for the tour. There is no Detroit-area date, but be sure to check out the road trip options below:

Alcest -- North American tour

Jan 19 -- Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jan 20 -- Montreal, QC @ Foutolines Electriques
Jan 21 -- Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace
Jan 22 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Jan 23 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Jan 24 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Jan 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
Jan 26 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Jan 28 -- St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Jan 29 -- Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Jan 30 -- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Jan 31 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Feb 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Highline
Feb 03 -- Portland, OR @ Dantes
Feb 04 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Feb 06 -- Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House
Feb 07 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theater
Feb 08 -- San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Feb 09 -- Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Feb 10 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Feb 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Feb 12 -- Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
Feb 14 -- Nashville, TN @ The End
Feb 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Feb 16 -- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 17 -- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Feb 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
Feb 19 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Published November 5th, 2016

Temple of the Dog kicked off their first ever tour last night in Philadelphia. As Chris Cornell explained previously, Temple of the Dog reunited to do the one thing they never got to do -- "play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago." Fans enjoyed the ultimate musical gift last night as Cornell, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron triumphantly ripped through a 23 song set filled with their classic songs, plus covers from Mother Love Bone, the Cure, David Bowie, and more. Watch the magic unfold below courtesy of Jim Powers:

Watch additional video from last night's show here.

Temple of the Dog play the second of two shows in Philadelphia tonight on their sold out tour. At this point there are no plans for more dates beyond November, though Mike McCready recently told Rolling Stone that "if things go well, there will be more in the future."

Temple of the Dog tour

Nov 05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
Nov 07 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Nov 11 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Nov 20 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Nov 21 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater

A 25th anniversary edition of Temple of the Dog was released in September. More info on that is posted here.

Published November 5th, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pixies debuted the official video today for their latest single "Classic Masher," off the newly released Head Carrier. The oddball but entertaining video was directed by current bassist Paz Lenchantin. Check it out below:

Pixies will be hitting the road in support of Head Carrier later this month. The band is expected to tour North America in 2017.

Pixies -- Tour

Nov 15 -- Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
Nov 16 -- Poznan, Poland @ Hala Arena
Nov 17 -- Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
Nov 18 -- Montreux, Switzerland @ Auditorium Stravinski
Nov 20 -- Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
Nov 21 -- Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu
Nov 23 -- Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov 24 -- Köln, Germany @ Palladium
Nov 25 -- Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto
Nov 27 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands @ HMH
Nov 28 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Nov 29 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Nov 30 -- Leeds, UK @ Academy
Dec 02 -- Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Dec 03 -- Newcastle, UK @ Academy
Dec 04 -- Manchester, UK @ Apollo
Dec 06 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Dec 07 -- Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
Dec 08 -- Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
Mar 02 -- Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
Mar 04 -- Melbourne, AU @ Margaret Court Arena
Mar 05 -- Melbourne, AU @ Margaret Court Arena
Mar 07 -- Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion
Mar 16 -- Cape Town, ZA @ Rock On The Lawns
Mar 18 -- Johannesburg, ZA @ Rock On The Lawns

Published November 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

German shoegazers Seasurfer blew away fans of the scene in 2014 with their debut album Dive. The band underwent a bit of a lineup change since their last record, but they are back and stronger than ever with a new sweet sounding single "If You Leave."  The single will also be featured on the band's second full length, which is due out early next year on Saint Marie Records. Stream the official video for "If You Leave" below and order here.

Catch up with Seasurfer on Facebook.

Published November 1st, 2016

Afghan Whigs revealed some heavy news today -- guitarist Dave Rosser, who performed with Afghan Whigs, Gutter Twins, and Twilight Singers has been diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. Two charity shows to help raise funds to combat Rosser's medical bills have been announced: Afghan Whigs will perform the band's 1996 album Black Love in its entirety at the shows December 10th in New Orleans and December 14th in Los Angeles.  Several guest performers, including Mark Lanegan, Ani Difranco, and Moby, will also be appearing.

From Greg Dulli's statement:

"Dave Rosser has been my close friend and bandmate for over a decade now. By doing these shows for him we hope to ease any financial stress he may face as he pursues treatment to combat his illness. 100% of the proceeds from these shows will go to his medical care. I'm hopeful that folks will come out and show their support for Dave who will be performing with us."

For all the details on the shows, visit the Afghan Whigs' website.

Fans interested in donating to Rosser's medical fund can do so here.

Afghan Whigs previously announced they'll release a 20th anniversary edition of Black Love on November 25th. The new edition is remastered and expanded to include 9 previously unreleased demos/outtakes. Read more about the release here. Pre-order through Amazon.

A new Afghan Whigs record is expected in 2017.

Published November 1st, 2016

Peter Hook released his new book Substance: Inside New Order in the U.K. last month. Hook dishes ALL the dirt -- sex, drugs, rock & roll, the Hacienda, relationships, creative battles, and so much more. Though the book is lengthy 768 pages New Order fans have described the book as an addictive and compelling and a highly recommended read for anyone who loves the band.

Today Hook announced Substance: Inside New Order will be published in the U.S. on January 31st. Pre-order from Harper Collins and Amazon.

Hook will be doing a 2017 North American book tour in support of Substance: Inside New Order, however dates have not yet been announced.

Hook and his band The Light are currently wrapping up the North American leg of the Substance tour. Dates for the remainder of the tour are posted below:

Peter Hook & the Light -- North American tour

Nov 01 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 03 -- Seattle, WA @ The Market
Nov 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 08 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Nov 10 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 12 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Nov 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Nov 17 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Nov 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 19 -- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 21 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 23 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Nov 25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 26 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Published November 1st, 2016

Johnny Marr is about to release his autobiography Set The Boy Free -- the memoir arrives November 3rd in the U.K., and November 15th in North America. Marr announced a short book tour in support of Set The Boy Free, which includes a couple of U.S. cities. View the itinerary below via Pitchfork.

Meanwhile a few days ago Marr revealed back in 2008 he and Morrissey discussed reuniting the Smiths. Marr was interviewed by Sky News today and was asked about the likelihood of an eventual reunion. You already know the answer, but you can watch the interview with Marr here.

Johnny Marr book tour

Nov 07 -- Manchester, Eng @ RNCM
Nov 10 -- London, Eng @ The Barbican
Nov 15 -- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Strand Bookstore
Nov 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Vista Theater w/Skylight Books
Nov 18 -- San Francisco, CA @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Nov 19 -- Beaverton, OR @ Powell's Bookstore
Dec 09 -- Birmingham, Eng @ Birmingham Town Hall

Pre-order Set The Boy Free from Amazon.

Published November 1st, 2016