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SACKS & CO. CONGRATULATES CHRIS STAPLETON, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, DIPLO, BJÖRK, GLEN HANSARD, DAVE COBB, EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, HAYES CARLL, RAC AND ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ON THEIR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS.

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 APRIL 1 ON x2 RECORDS 
Pet Shop Boys will release their new album Super on x2 Records via Kobalt on April 1. Produced and mixed by Stuart Price in Los Angeles, the album was written in London and Berlin. The record features twelve new Tennant/Lowe compositions including the lead single, “The Pop Kids,” evoking the London club scene of the early 90s. Super will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. Pre-order is now available on iTunes with an immediate download of “Inner Sanctum.” Amazon CD pre-order will be available January 22. For more information visit whatissuper.co.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON ADDS SPRING TOUR DATES
Chris Stapleton will continue his worldwide tour this spring, including newly confirmed headlining shows at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, The Santa Barbara Bowl, L.A.’s Greek Theatre and stops in Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, Bakersfield, Mesa and Albuquerque. These shows will feature special guest Anderson East and tickets go on-sale beginning this Friday, February 5. Additional upcoming performances include a series of co-headlining dates with Hank Williams Jr. and two stadium shows supporting Luke Bryan.
Music“HOW BEAUTIFUL” TOUR: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS SPRING
Following a gigantic 2015, which saw the release of their first U.S. #1 album How Big How Blue How Beautiful (Republic Records), Florence + The Machine will embark on their “How Beautiful” tour of North America this spring with support from Grimes and Of Monsters And Men. Dates include Brooklyn’s Barclays Center June 14, Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 12, Boston’s Xfinity Center June 7 and many more. The tour kicks off May 13 in Miami.
MusicBJÖRK’S VULNICURA NOMINATED FOR BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM AT THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Björk’s highly-acclaimed eighth studio album Vulnicura is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON WINS “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AND “SONG OF THE YEAR” AT THE AMERICANA AWARDS
Sturgill Simpson won “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” (for “Turtles All The Way Down”) at last night’s Americana Music Honors & Awards. Of these recognitions, Simpson comments, “Thank you very much to the Americana Association and everyone who voted for us. We are extremely grateful and humbled this morning. We must also apologize for our absence. It was a decision that I made months back while working on the routing for our current tour. It was either attend the awards or make up a string of shows that were cancelled due to illness back in February for some very disappointed fans. It’s very nice to be recognized by our peers. All the awards in the world are worth nothing without the people who support us.”
MusicTHE ARCS CONFIRM NEW TOUR DATES
The Arcs —which features Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon— confirm new tour dates, with stops at Portland’s Roseland Theater, Indio’s Coachella, Los Angeles’ Henry Fonda Theatre, Denver’s Ogden Theatre and New Orleans’ House Of Blues.
MusicGLEN HANSARD SET TO PERFORM ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN” FEBRUARY 9
Glen Hansard will perform “Winning Streak” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” next Tuesday, February 9. The song is taken from Hansard’s Grammy-nominated (Best Folk Album) second solo outing Didn’t He Ramble. Of Hansard’s music The Daily Beast says, “Didn’t He Ramble proves Hansard’s songwriting is better than ever. And though it was perhaps a difficult process, the result is arguably some of his best work to date.”
MusicJOSH RITTER PERFORMS ON “CONAN”
Josh Ritter performed “Getting Ready To Get Down” last night on “Conan,” which can now be watched/ shared here. The song is off his latest album Sermon On The Rocks, which is out now via Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers.
MusicDIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER TO PLAY HAVANA, CUBA MARCH 6
International superstars Major Lazer—the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—will play to tens of thousands of fans at Tribuna José Martí in front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba on March 6, becoming one of the first major American artists to play the country since diplomatic ties were restored between the U.S. and Cuba.
MusicTORY LANEZ’S “L.A. CONFIDENTIAL” OUT NOW
Toronto’s rising rap star, Tory Lanez, made his national TV debut Thursday, January 28 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with his chart topping single “Say It.” Following “Say It,” Lanez premiered his new single, “L.A. Confidential,” which is now available to stream and purchase. “Say It” continues to hold the number one spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop Airplay charts, after reaching at #1 on Urban Radio.
MusicFLUME’S “SMOKE & RETRIBUTION” FEATURING VINCE STAPLES AND KUČKA PREMIERES TODAY ON BEATS 1
Flume’s “Smoke & Retribution,” featuring Long Beach rapper Vince Staples and experimental Australian vocalist Kučka, premieres today via Beats 1. Stream the track via SoundCloud here. Flume’s highly-anticipated Skin is set for release later this year on Mom + Pop.
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