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MusicJOHN PAUL WHITE SOLO DATES CONFIRMED IN SELECT CITIES THIS SUMMER
John Paul White will embark on a series of select performances this summer, including dates at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live, and Louisville’s Zanzabar, with support from Secret Sisters. The tour will feature new material White has been readying over the past year. White recently contributed “Simple Song” to Dave Cobb’s new collaborative compilation album Southern Family. For tickets and more information please visit www.singlelock.com.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON PERFORMS “OH SARAH” ON “CONAN”
Sturgill Simpson performed “Oh Sarah” last night on “Conan.” Watch the full performance here. The appearance celebrates Simpson’s widely praised new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, which sold 55,000 units in its first week (with over 52,000 in pure albums sales) debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #1 on the Billboard Current Albums chart, #1 on Billboard Current Digital Albums chart and #3 on the overall Billboard 200 chart. A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is also currently #1 on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart with over 9,400 copies sold.
MusicDIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER PERFORMS HISTORICAL SHOW IN HAVANA, CUBA
International superstars Major Lazer—the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—performed Sunday, March 6 to an estimated 400,000 fans at Tribuna José Martí in front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, becoming one of the first major American artists to play the country since diplomatic ties were restored between the U.S. and Cuba.
MusicDIPLO LEADS A GROUP OF INVESTORS IN PURCHASE OF ARIZONA UNITED SOCCER CLUB
Diplo and TMWRK Management are leading a consortium of investors in taking an equity position in Arizona United (AUSC), Arizona’s only professional soccer team.
MusicPET SHOP BOYS NEW ALBUM SUPER OUT NOW ON x2 RECORDS 
Pet Shop Boys new album Super is out now on x2 Records via Kobalt. The album marks the band’s 30th anniversary and was produced by Stuart Price following the success of 2013’s Electric. The record was written in London and Berlin and features 12 new Tennant/Lowe compositions evoking the London club scene of the early 90s.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON WINS SIX ACM AWARDS
Chris Stapleton won six awards last night at the 51st Annual ACM Awards—Album of the Year (for Traveller as both artist and producer), Song of the Year (for “Nobody To Blame” as both artist and songwriter), Male Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year. With the six wins, Stapleton ties the record for most ACM Awards won in a single year (only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have previously won six in the same year).
MusicFLORENCE WELCH AND VINCENT HAYCOCK UNVEIL SHORT FILM: THE ODYSSEY
Following its premiere streaming in full Sunday, Florence Welch and director Vincent Haycock debut their short film The Odyssey today exclusively on florenceandthemachine.net/. In addition, the film’s final chapter premieres today, watch it here.
MusicCARRIAGEWORKS ANNOUNCES EXPANDED VIVID SYDNEY THREE-WEEK PROGRAM, HEADLINED BY BJÖRK DIGITAL WORLD PREMIERE EXHIBITION
Björk will premiere a new project and exhibition—BJÖRK DIGITAL—as part of a three-week long program presented by Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney 2016 this spring—May 27 until June 18.

MusicTHE ARCS BEGIN TOUR APRIL 11
The Arcs —featuring Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon—confirm new tour dates, with stops at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Los Angeles’ Henry Fonda Theatre, New Orleans’ House Of Blues, Portland’s Roseland Theater and Denver’s Ogden Theatre.

MusicLUCIUS CONFIRMS HEADLINE SHOW AT NEW YORK’S SUMMERSTAGE AND ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES ADDED
After a sold-out U.S. East Coast run Lucius return with headlining performances at New York’s SummerStage, Boston’s House Of Blues and Northampton’s Academy Of Music Theatre. Of their live show, The New York Times hails, “What’s impressive about this duo is how the two use their approach to several different effects: one moment, it was as if they were singing in the round at the Ryman; the next, they attempted extravagant Pointer Sisters-like up-tempo soul; later, it was Velvet Underground-style whispers.” Ticket pre-sale will begin Wednesday, April 6 at 10 A.M. local time at http://bit.ly/lcs16p.
MusicJOSH RITTER CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL U.S TOUR DATES
Josh Ritter and The Royal City band will continue their North American tour this May, with additional shows added in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland and more. This extensive run of tour dates supports Ritter’s acclaimed new album, Sermon On The Rocks (Pytheas Recordings/ Thirty Tigers), and follows recent sold-out shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre, D.C.’s 9:30 Club and Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, among others.
MusicTHE LEVEL UP TOUR: TORY LANEZ TO TOUR NATIONWIDE THIS SPRING WITH A$AP FERG
Fresh from a massive week at SXSW, with Hot New Hip Hop calling him “one of the highlights of the entire SXSW festival” and Billboard naming him an Artist To Watch, Toronto’s rising star Tory Lanez is set to tour the U.S. this spring with A$AP Ferg. Lanez and Ferg will co-headline the dates with a special joint set trading off between their own tracks, collaborations and more.
MusicFLUME’S “SAY IT,” FEATURING TOVE LO, DEBUTS
Fresh from a massive set closing Coachella’s Outdoor Stage this weekend, Flume debuts “Say It” featuring Tove Lo, premiering as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. Listen to “Say It,” of which Annie Mac says, “He’s done it again, Flume has made another smasher,” HERE. The track is the fourth to be released from Flume’s forthcoming, highly-anticipated Skin, set for release May 27 on Mom + Pop and available now for preorder here.