ASCAP’S ‘I Create Music’ EXPO, Plus Conversations with E-Streeter Nils Lofgren and Summer Horns’ Mindi Abair

ASCAP'S "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO

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At the end of the month, ASCAP once again is sponsoring their annual "I Create Music" EXPO, this being the event's 9th time at bat. Listed here is the lineup that's taking shape for The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' panelists, events, etc. that will commence April 24th and last through the 26th. The festivities will be at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in LA.

Keynotes and Conversations
*Dr. Luke and Prescription Songs
*"We Create Music:" Gustavo Santaolalla & Paul Williams in Conversation

Master Sessions
*Still So So Def: Master Session with Jermaine Dupri, Powered by Revolt
*Parrots and Dragons and Bourne - Oh My! Master Session with John Powell
*Heart in Motion: Master Session with Amy Grant
*Diversify or Die: Master Session with John Beasley
*You Got the Job...Now What? Master Session with Bear McCreary
*Radiant Voices: Master Session with Morten Lauridsen

Creative Panels
*Rocking the Screen: Artists Composing for Film & TV (Presented by Variety)
*The Alchemists: How Hit Producers Turn Music Into Gold with Michael Knox, Rob Knox, Steve *Lillywhite and Rick Nowels
*From Billboard to Broadway: Hit Songwriters in Musical Theatre
*Soundtracking Hell: The Music of Diablo
*Murphy's Laws of Songwriting

Interactive Panels
*Desmond Child: Brought In for Questioning
*Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Panel with Darrell Brown - Two Parts (Presented by The Recording Academy)

Diverse Topics
*Women Behind the Music
*Where No Music Supervisor Has Gone Before (Presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors)
*The Gospel Truth
*A View from the Top: Today's Music Business, Tomorrow's Opportunities
*How to Prepare for Your Big Break
*Making the Most of Your ASCAP Membership
*Road Dogs: Touring in the New Media Age
*Break Through and Build Your Career Online (Presented by the Creative Industries Division, *State of Hawaii DBEDT and the Creative Lab at the Hawaii International Film Festival)
*Europe: Is The Phoenix Rising?

Business, Legal and Legislative Discussions
*Congressional Review of the Copyright Act: An Opportunity to Secure Equitable Treatment for *Songwriters and Composers
*Nuts & Bolts of the Music Business with Don Passman, Esq. Continue reading

ASCAP’S ‘I Create Music’ EXPO, Plus Conversations with E-Streeter Nils Lofgren and Summer Horns’ Mindi Abair

ASCAP'S "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO

2014-04-18-EXPO2014_Feature_a.jpg

At the end of the month, ASCAP once again is sponsoring their annual "I Create Music" EXPO, this being the event's 9th time at bat. Listed here is the lineup that's taking shape for The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' panelists, events, etc. that will commence April 24th and last through the 26th. The festivities will be at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in LA.

Keynotes and Conversations
*Dr. Luke and Prescription Songs
*"We Create Music:" Gustavo Santaolalla & Paul Williams in Conversation

Master Sessions
*Still So So Def: Master Session with Jermaine Dupri, Powered by Revolt
*Parrots and Dragons and Bourne - Oh My! Master Session with John Powell
*Heart in Motion: Master Session with Amy Grant
*Diversify or Die: Master Session with John Beasley
*You Got the Job...Now What? Master Session with Bear McCreary
*Radiant Voices: Master Session with Morten Lauridsen

Creative Panels
*Rocking the Screen: Artists Composing for Film & TV (Presented by Variety)
*The Alchemists: How Hit Producers Turn Music Into Gold with Michael Knox, Rob Knox, Steve *Lillywhite and Rick Nowels
*From Billboard to Broadway: Hit Songwriters in Musical Theatre
*Soundtracking Hell: The Music of Diablo
*Murphy's Laws of Songwriting

Interactive Panels
*Desmond Child: Brought In for Questioning
*Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Panel with Darrell Brown - Two Parts (Presented by The Recording Academy)

Diverse Topics
*Women Behind the Music
*Where No Music Supervisor Has Gone Before (Presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors)
*The Gospel Truth
*A View from the Top: Today's Music Business, Tomorrow's Opportunities
*How to Prepare for Your Big Break
*Making the Most of Your ASCAP Membership
*Road Dogs: Touring in the New Media Age
*Break Through and Build Your Career Online (Presented by the Creative Industries Division, *State of Hawaii DBEDT and the Creative Lab at the Hawaii International Film Festival)
*Europe: Is The Phoenix Rising?

Business, Legal and Legislative Discussions
*Congressional Review of the Copyright Act: An Opportunity to Secure Equitable Treatment for *Songwriters and Composers
*Nuts & Bolts of the Music Business with Don Passman, Esq. Continue reading

Prince Returns To Warner Bros. Records

PRINCE AND WARNER BROS. RECORDS UNVEIL NEW PARTNERSHIP

April 18, 2014 – Prince and Warner Bros. Records today announced a new agreement that will see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits.  At the same time, the deal extends Prince’s relationship with Warner Bros. Records, through an exclusive global licensing partnership that covers every album released from 1978 into the nineties. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

For Prince fans worldwide, the new partnership will open a veritable gold mine. The surprise announcement comes just in time for this summer’s 30th Anniversary celebrations of the artist’s breakthrough album and film, Purple Rain, which were released in 1984. For the first time, Prince will be releasing a digitally re-mastered, deluxe version of this classic album. Other planned projects will follow.

Prince said, “A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship.”

“Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world’s biggest stars and a truly unique talent” said Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records. “We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces.”

The String Cheese Incident Release Song In My Head Album April 29

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT

ANNOUNCES FREE HOMETOWN CONCERT IN BOULDER, CO
MONDAY, APRIL 28

IN CELEBRATION OF THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF
‘SONG IN MY HEAD’
OUT APRIL 29
VIA SCI FIDELITY RECORDS/LOUD & PROUD RECORDS

SEVERAL HEADLINING FESTIVAL INCIDENTS CONFIRMED INCLUDING
JAZZFEST, WAKARUSA,
 HUCK FINN JUBILEE, ELECTRIC FOREST,
DELFEST AND LOCKN’


THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
From left: Jason Hann, Michael Kang, Michael Travis, Bill Nershi, Keith Moseley, Kyle Hollingsworth

In celebration of the upcoming release of THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s album SONG IN MY HEAD, out April 29 onSCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records, the band will perform a free ‘incident’ on The Hill in Boulder–the Colorado city they’ve called home since the early days of the band–Monday, April 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM Mountain Time with the stage set up on 13th Street and College Avenue. The band posted a video announcement here.

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT recently premiered a behind the scenes, in-studio performance video for new track “So Far From Home” on USAToday.com. The video explores the band’s creative process in the studio working out the song’s elements and captures the energy in the studio between them and the album’s producer Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads.

SONG IN MY HEAD is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. It features 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travissays. “We continue to be the newest version of our expanding stylistic interest. This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.”  Check out a promotional video for the album here.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENTBILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass & vocals), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH(keyboards & vocals) and JASON HANN (percussion)–continues their extensive touring schedule with several festival ‘incidents’ confirmed including headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on ThursdayMay 1Beale Street Music Festival on Sunday, May 4, DelFest on Sunday, May 25Wakarusa on June 6-7Huck Finn Jubilee on June 13-15, three shows at Electric Forest on June 26-29 and Lockn’ Festival on September 4-5. See below for a list of confirmed dates, with more to be added. Check out this live video from the band’s 2013 New Year’s Eve show at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO here.

 

Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles On CBS Morning News

“CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD” VISITS THE BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPING BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES

 CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD goes behind-the-scenes with the Billboard chart-topping Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, to report on how a group of nuns in Missouri have become rock stars in the classical music world.

The sisters only speak for one hour a day, but they sing for five, says Tracy Smith in a report to be broadcast April 20, 2014 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. It’s the first time TV news cameras have been allowed inside the sisters’ home.

“This music is our life,” choir director Mother Cecilia Snell tells Smith. “So I think people hear that, and it inspires them. It inspires them in their own lives again, reminds them there’s something more to this life than I see with my eyes. Because beauty touches the soul and the heart, and it reminds people, I have a soul, I have a heart.”

The sisters live in a home in Gower, Mo., which they built in 2010 and put them $2 million in debt. To pay the bills, the sisters make and sell priestly vestments and linen. Early on they also sold CDs of their hymns, but that wasn’t enough to cover the loan payments. But then a record producer heard their music. The producer visited the sisters in the midst of their praying for ways to get out of debt.

“That’s how God works,” Mother Cecilia tells Smith. “We didn’t expect it to come from that direction, but there it was.

The record company helped with production and distribution and also turned the chapel into a recording studio. Three albums in and the sisters have almost paid off their debt, Mother Cecilia says. “We just need to sell a few more CDs,” she says. “Just a little bit. Under, well, about $100,000, so we’re almost there.”

There are 23 sisters, most of them in their 20s and 30s. They live a strict monastic life, where they work six hours at manual labor, they go to church, and they only experience life outside of their home to visit a doctor.

“When we do go out in the world, it’s – it’s shocking,” Mother Cecilia says. “I mean, it’s literally, our senses are overloaded. Even just going to the doctors because you know, there’s TVs in there now, and it’s just a lot of noise. It’s constant stimulation.”

They were named Billboard’s Classical Artists of the year in 2012 and 2013, but the sisters are not affected by the success of their CDs, Mother Cecilia says. “We don’t care about the charts,” she says. “We don’t – we don’t care about popularity. We care about souls.”

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

Dylan Gardner Releases Album Adventures In Real Time May 13th

17-year-old Inexhaustible Tunesmith Dylan Gardner To Release Debut Album Adventures In Real Time on May 13th
 
Conan O’Brien’s TeamCoco Premieres Video for First Single “Let’s Get Started”
17-year-old Dylan Gardner is one of a new breed of young artists for whom the internet is a great education, an overwhelming wealth of musical knowledge available at the click of a button.  An incredibly prolific and talented songwriter, Dylan has spent the last 10 years absorbing this knowledge day and night.  The outcome is his debut album Adventures in Real Time, set to be released on May 13th, which was whittled down from 9 albums worth of material, over 100 songs, which Dylan wrote, recorded, and produced entirely on his own, with final sonic and seasoning refinements courtesy of co-producer John Dragonetti (Submarines, Jack Drag).
Earlier today, Conan O’Brien’s TeamCoco premiered Dylan’s new video for single“Let’s Get Started.”  Watch it HERE.
Adventures in Real Time features an effortlessly joyous collection of 21st century pop rock ‘n’ roll blazing bright with the same glorious hope and enthusiasm that has fueled great debut albums.  It’s animated by brisk hooks, breezy melodies, and big, big dreams, melding sophisticated, disciplined songcraft with irrepressible energy and Dylan’s resolute belief in the enduring power of pop.  “It’s a celebration of great music,” Gardner says, “music that doesn’t insult your intelligence.”
In honor of last week’s anniversary of the breakup of The Beatles (April 10th, 1970), Dylan spent the day recording 15 second clips of each song on Side 2 of Abbey Road.  He posted the videos in succession on his InstagramTwitter, and also compiled them into one YouTube clip.  Boing Boing immediately picked up on the video series, as well as MashableLast.fm, and Tunecore.  His thread#DylanBrokeUpTheBeatles was also retweeted by over 150 accounts reaching 6.7 million viewers.
Gardner grew up in a world of music, influenced by his dad, a founding member of power pop legends, The Kind.  Learning to play drums, piano, and guitar at a very young age, Dylan also dabbled in songwriting.  However, once he focused on the task, he was hooked.  He became an inexhaustible tunesmith, a 24-7 font of ideas, lyrics, and melodies.  Before long his teenage bedroom had transformed into a Pro Tools-equipped home studio, his closet the ideal vocal booth as he tracked what became 2012’s debut EP, Morning Stories.  With ever more distinctive material gathering by the day, Gardner set to work on his long-inevitable full-length debut.  Gardner spent the summer of 2013 recording Adventures in Real Time in his own inimitable fashion, cutting near-complete tracks in his ever-expanding bedroom studio before passing them on to co-producer Dragonetti for additional input and instrumentation.  The result is crisp and timeless, expertly combining widescreen sonics with lo-fi ingenuity.
Adventures in Real Time marks an unforgettable introduction to a gifted new artist in the first flush of what is sure to be a prolific creative life, alive with innocence and ambition, promise and excitement.  Not surprisingly though, Gardner is already nose to the grindstone penning songs for his next album.  “I’ve had this drive, ever since I was born, to keep working at it,” Dylan says.  “I love the idea of constantly working on your craft and always trying to be a step ahead.  Then at the end of your lifetime, you have this wide-spanning discography of music that you’re really proud of.  I’m constantly in the pursuit of that.”
Adventures in Real Time Track List:
1)  Let’s Get Started
2)  Heroes Tonight
3)  I’m Nothing Without You
4)  Too Afraid To Love You
5)  I Think I’m Falling For Something
6)  The Actor
7)  Sing For The Stars
8)  Feeling Of Love
9)  With A Kiss
10) Invincible

The Who Release Quadrophenia: Live In London For 40th Anniversary

THE WHO CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF QUADROPHENIA

WITH THE RELEASE OF

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON’ DVD ON JUNE 10, 2014

Filmed At Wembley Arena On July 8, 2013

 

In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London’s Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.

 

Filmed on July 8, 2013, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON features The Who in peak form, performingQuadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band’s dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,” “Doctor Jimmy” and a powerful performance of “Love Reign O’er Me.” With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today’s advanced technology in sound,QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for “5:15,” and Keith Moon for his signature song “Bell Boy.” In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band tear through classic tracks such as “Pinball Wizard,“ “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Tea & Theatre,” from their 2006 release Endless Wire,” with the intensity and power only The Who can conjure.

 

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will be available in various configurations including an expanded 5-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray™ and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973 album release of Quadrophenia on a Blu-Ray Pure Audio™.  Extras include a 6” Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 32-page booklet, all housed in a 10” metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.

 

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will also be made available separately on High Definition Blu-Ray™,standard DVD, and a downloadable Digital Concert Video, with the complete audio from the concert film being released as a two-CD soundtrack and a downloadable Digital Album. The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Pure Audio™.

 

Based around the story of Jimmy – double-album masterpiece Quadrophenia tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features some of Townshend’s most inspired, personal song-writing – way ahead of its time in scope and purpose and is one of the most widely recognized albums of The Who’s career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances.  Newly envisioned by Roger Daltrey, the concert film combines archival footage of The Who and images of historical events that have rocked Jimmy’s world over the past 40 years giving this magnum opus an enlightened modern twist.

 

 

Track List – All Formats Except 1973 Version

 

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I’m One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head?
  10. I’ve Had Enough
  11. 5:15
  12. Sea And Sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell Boy
  15. Doctor Jimmy
  16. The Rock
  17. Love Reign O’er Me

 

Bonus Performances

  1. Who Are You
  2. You Better You Bet
  3. Pinball Wizard
  4. Baba O’Riley
  5. Won’t Get Fooled Again
  6. Tea & Theatre

 

 

 

 

Track List – Blu-Ray Audio Disc™ Quadrophenia (1973) Album 5.1 Mix

 

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I’m One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head?
  10. I’ve Had Enough
  11. 5:15
  12. Sea And Sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell Boy
  15. Doctor Jimmy
  16. The Rock
  17. Love Reign O’er Me

 

 

 

5-DISC LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION METAL BOX

-       10” Round Metal Mod Headlight Container

-       1 Blu-Ray Disc™: Concert Film

-       1 Standard DVD: Concert Film

-       1 Blu-ray Pure Audio™ Format: Quadrophenia (1973) 5.1 Album Mix – First Time Ever

-       2-CD Soundtrack: Concert Audio

-       Mod Headlight Button

-       6” Mod Headlight Sticker

-       32-Page Booklet

 

SINGLE-DISC HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY DISC™

   -       Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Film

 

SINGLE-DISC STANDARD DVD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Film

SINGLE-DISC BLU-RAY PURE AUDIO™

-         First time ever 5.1 mix of the entire album Quadrophenia (1973)

 

 

DIGITAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Film

 

2-CD SOUNDTRACK

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Audio

 

DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Audio

 

Masters Of Sex, Girls & ‘Boogie Train’: Conversations with Michael Penn and Foghat’s Roger Earl

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Photo courtesy Cinemedia Promotions


A Conversation with Michael Penn

Mike Ragogna: Michael, what have you been up to recently?

Michael Penn: I've been busy scoring stuff, I've been working on the Showtime show Masters Of Sex and I've been working on Girls for HBO and that's what I've been doing.

MR: At the moment, you're kind of putting the singer-songwriter thing aside and concentrating on TV and film. Is that just a shifting focus as far as your career or creativity right now?

MP: It was a decision or a series of decisions that I made over the last few years as the music business has disintegrated before our eyes. I sort of feel like the music business--recorded music, not live--has been sort of the canary in the coalmine for all media in the digital age. I grew up primarily in the seventies, when you could have this romantic notion that you could have a career making records. I love playing live, but what I really, really enjoy doing is making records and making recorded music. To me, it's as different as writing a play or writing a movie. So for me, I saw that unless you wanted to tour there was really no middle class in record making anymore. Continue reading

Imelda May With New Album On Verve

IMELDA MAY’S NEW ALBUM, TRIBAL,
OUT JULY 29 ON VERVE
WATCH ALBUM TEASER & “IT’S GOOD TO BE ALIVE” VIDEO NOW
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Photo Credit: Barry McCall
“Ms. May has a rich, tangy voice and sultry presence”—The New York Times
 
“‘Refined rockabilly’ may seem like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what the dynamic
Irish singer and her five-piece band pull off.”—USA Today
 
“…an Irish singer whose music straddles the line
between rockabilly and blues.”—NPR “All Things Considered”
“Places her rich, pouty voice inside coils of
surf guitar and thumping stand-up bass…”—Rolling Stone
 
Ireland’s Imelda May is set to release her third album, Tribal, out July 29 with Verve Records. Watch the video HERE for “It’s Good To Be Alive” and the Tribal album teaser HERE. This record marks the first release from May since 2010’s Mayhem, of which The Los Angeles Timescommented, “Dublin, Ireland-born Imelda May’s career is fostered by paying homage to legends like Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash and, more importantly, furthering rockabilly’s cross-pollination into New Orleans jazz, delta blues and amp-splitting punk aggression,” and The NY Daily News hailed, “…she has vocal chops that put nearly any singer from that era to shame.”
Although May became a mother just last summer, “There are no lullabies on this album,” she assures. May took about three months to write the songs for Tribal—she co-wrote “Little Pixie” with her brother Fintan Clabby, and her husband Darrel Higham wrote both “Ghost of Love” and “Five Good Men.” The band recorded the album at Livingston Studios in West London where May co-produced the album with producer Mike Crossey. Of Tribal, May says “I wanted toinject the rebelliousness of punk and early rock ‘n’ roll into this album.”
Imelda got her first taste of the rockabilly sound as a child listening to her brother’s cassettes of Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent. “I liked the scariness of them,” she says, “And I remember being terrified by The Specials singing Ghost Town. And also by horror films. I was drawn to the thrill, the combination of edginess and fun. And that’s what still does it for me.” Her own brand of rockabilly sound has been a hit, with her previous release Mayhem hitting Platinum in Ireland and Gold in the U.K. May has seen performances on “Later With Jools Holland,” “Conan,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and four performances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” to name a few. Performing a fusion of surf guitars, blues and rockabilly, her current lineup consists of husband Darrel Higham on guitars, Al Gare on double-bass, Dave Priseman on trumpet and Steve Rushton on drums. The band has shared stages with Chuck Berry, David Gilmore, Shane Macgowan, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Wanda Jackson, Paul Brady, Jamie Cullum, and Meatloaf.

Coldplay Tours For Ghost Stories

COLDPLAY SHOWS ANNOUNCED

SIX INTERNATIONAL DATES TO MARK ALBUM RELEASE

 

Coldplay have announced that they will mark the release of their new album, Ghost Stories, by playing six intimate shows in six cities around the world. The dates are as follows:

25 April – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany

5 May – Beacon Theatre, New York, USA

19 May – Royce Hall, Los Angeles, USA

28 May – Casino de Paris, Paris, France

12 June – Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1 July – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale at 9am CET on Saturday, 19 April fromwww.eventim.de/coldplay.

Ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list (which can be joined at Coldplay.com).

Ghost Stories is Coldplay’s sixth album. It will be released worldwide on Monday, 19 May.