Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Good and Not So Good News

Radiohead surprised everyone with a pulse yesterday(this excludes "Beliebers") by announcing the upcoming release of their latest album The King Of Limbs ,available in a variety of formats this coming Saturday. You can spend 50 bucks and get what's called a Newspaper Edition, which contains two clear 10″ vinyl records in a record sleeve, a compact disc, lots of large of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together. The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players. You can also spend 9 bucks just for the digital download, or you can steal it like the bandit that you are., then wait for a tour that you'll surely never get a ticket for. All Alarms and All Surprises from my favorite band of witty Brits!

 Queens of the Stone Age are touring? Didn't they just reconvene in the studio after several years of side projectivitis? Yes to both, my friends. Josh Homme whipped up a hairbrain idea to tour behind(and in celebration of) the re-release of their self titled debut from 1998(In March on Rekord Rekords) It seems they will be preforming the album in its entirety on a small arena tour in the US this spring. If you have never heard "Regular John" or "Avon" live, you are in for a treat. Last time I heard those two songs it was in San Francisco at the Fillmore in 2005, and I'm pretty sure part of me left my body and never came back. Here's what their website says...tour dates follow the quote..

 Queens Of The Stone Age will celebrate the March re-release of its expanded, remastered self-titled debut with a limited run of North American shows. These one-time only events will feature the band playing the entire first album plus additional material from that same early Queens era, as well as nightly surprises. Customers who buy tickets will have the opportunity to pre-order the reissue, and will receive an instant digital download of the record with their pre-orders—nearly a month out from the record’s commercial release.

Queens of the Stone Age Dates
3/18, New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)
3/19, Birmingham, AL (Workplay Soundstage)
3/20, Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
3/21, Atlanta, GA (Center Stage)
3/23, Asheville. NC (Orange Peel)
3/24, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
3/25, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
3/26, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
3/27, Montreal, QC (Metropolis)
3/29, Toronto, ONT (Sound Academy)
3/30, Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
3/31, Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
4/1, Chicago, IL (The Riv)
4/2, Omaha, NE (Sokol Auditorium)
4/4, Des Moines, IA (Val Air Ballroom)
4/5, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
4/6, Kansas City, MO (Beaumont Club)
4/8, Denver, CO (Ogden)
4/11, Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
4/12, Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern)

As for the not so good news.....it's everything I just told you if you don't live in any of those cities listed. Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!

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