Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Gallants announce new album 'We Are Undone,' spring tour

San Francisco rockers Two Gallants will release a new album on February 3 titled We Are Undone and they'll hit the road on a monthlong North American tour this spring in support of it.

The band will play the Cat's Cradle Back Room in Carrboro on Monday, May 4. Blank Range will open. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $15.

Check out the song "Incidental" from the new album We Are Undone below.

Rush announces 40th anniversary tour, coming to Greensboro

Even though last year was the official 40th anniversary of when drummer Neil Pert joined Rush in 1974, the band chose to wait until 2015 to celebrate the milestone with a big North American tour. They will be playing music from their entire 40-year catalog and have also stated that this could be their last big tour.

The band will play the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, May 28. The on sale date is has yet to be announced but tickets will be $46 to $126. The entire tour is expected to go on sale on Friday, January 30.

Check out a video of Rush performing "Tom Sawyer" in Cleveland in 2011 below.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mötley Crüe announces last leg of 'The Final Tour,' coming to Raleigh

When rockers Mötley Crüe announced last year's "The Final Tour" and made a big deal about dissolving the band once the tour ended in November, it seemed like they might actually be done. But the band has now announced another "final" leg of The Final Tour for this summer and fall, bringing Alice Cooper back along for the ride.

The pair will stop at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday, August 28. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $20 to $99.50. The fan club pre-sales have already started.

Check out the music video for a new Mötley Crüe song titled "All Bad Things" below.

The Mountain Goats to release 'Beat the Champ' in April, announce spring tour

After releasing their first two albums for Merge Records in back to back years with All Eternals Deck in 2011 and Transcendental Youth in 2012, The Mountain Goats are ready to return with their third album on Merge this spring.

Darnielle and the gang will release Beat the Champ on April 7. Check out the killer cover art to the right and listen to the fantastic song "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero" from the album below.

In addition to announcing the album the band has also announce a spring tour in support of it. They'll return to the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro the day the album comes out, Tuesday, April 7. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 23, via Ticketfly for $20.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Weird Al" Yankovic announces massive 2015 'Mandatory Fun' tour

Comedian and musician "Weird Al" Yankovic had one of his best years in quite a while last year with the release of his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun which parodied popular songs such as "Happy," "Royals," Fancy," and "Blurred Lines" among others. It was the first comedy album to hit the number one spot on the Billboard albums chart since 1963.

Now Yankovic will take his return to stardom on the road in 2015 with a massive world tour. He will make a stop at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Thursday, June 18. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 30, via the venue box office and Etix for $35 to $45.

Check out the music video for the song "Word Crimes," a parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," below.