The Black Keys, who are in the midst of their North American arena tour with special guests Arctic Monkeys, have announced several new arena shows out West for this October. The new leg of the tour includes stops throughout California, including the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the famed Santa Barbara Bowl, and in Arizona and New Mexico. Tegan and Sara open. Fan ticket pre-sales are on now. The Calgary Herald puts Friday's show in as an "early entry into gig of the year." The Edmonton Journal says Saturday's was a "spellbinding show of fuzzy guitar riffs and soulful grooves."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsArtist NewsMonday, May 14, 2012|1 commentsWatch: Punch Brothers Perform "Movement and Location" on "Later ... with Jools Holland" and "The Weight" for "Garden & Gun"
Punch Brothers performed "Movement and Location," the opening track off their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, on Later ... with Jools Holland, which aired Friday night on BBC Two. They also helped inaugurate Garden & Gun's new web series, The Back Porch Sessions, performing The Band's "The Weight" at the magazine's office. Watch both performances here. The band resumes its US tour at the Appalachian Uprising on June 2.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionArtist News
Carolina Chocolate Drops’ video for the track “Country Girl,” after rating as one of the most-watched music videos on CMT.com following its premiere last week, will air throughout this week on CMT’s High 5 Countdown. The show airs on CMT at 11 AM ET/PT Monday through Friday, and the video can still be viewed online. “Country Girl” appears on the Grammy-winning band’s new album, Leaving Eden.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionArtist NewsDonnacha Dennehy's "Grá Agus Bás" to Open Crash Ensemble Residency at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Donnacha Dennehy's Grá Agus Bás will be featured in the Opening Night concert of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), the UK's largest contemporary music festival, in November. The all-Dennehy program will be performed by Crash Ensemble, with Alan Pierson conducting and featuring vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, all of whom performed Grá Agus Bás on Dennehy's Nonesuch debut album of of the same name. Crash, an ensemble in residence at HCMF, will also bring Grá Agus Bás to the US next year for performances with Dawn Upshaw at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsArtist NewsFriday, May 11, 2012|0 commentsKronos Quartet Announces Spring/Summer Tour; Features Concerts with Philip Glass, Cultural Olympiad, BBC Proms Debut
Kronos Quartet has announced its late-spring and summer tour schedule, adding a number of dates throughout Europe. The Quartet kicks things off this weekend with two concerts at home in San Francisco, then heads to Europe for the first of two trips, featuring performances of Dracula with Philip Glass. In July, Kronos returns to the UK for several events in the Cultural Olympiad and the group's debut at BBC Proms.