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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 CONFIRMS EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, including dates at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall, Denver’s Paramount Theatre (two nights), Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and L.A.’s The Wiltern (two nights). Tickets for the newly confirmed shows will go on-sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00AM local time (unless otherwise noted).
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 ANNOUNCE 2016 “SUPER” NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Pet Shop Boys announce the first leg of their “Super” world tour starting on October 21 in Las Vegas. The 27-day run includes shows in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Holland, Denmark and Russia and will go on sale May 13, tickets available HERE. More dates including U.K. shows will be announced later this year. The band will be playing songs from their storied career as well as their critically acclaimed their new album, Super, out now on x2 Records via Kobalt.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON RELEASES “MAKING OF THE ‘FIRE AWAY’ VIDEO”
An exclusive video of Chris Stapleton discussing his “Fire Away” music video is premiering today. Watch the full piece HERE. The original music video can be viewed HERE. Released in conjunction with May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the new video offers commentary from Stapleton, the music video’s director, Tim Mattia, actors Ben Foster and Margarita Levieva and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder of Give an Hour, the backbone organization behind the Campaign to Change Direction.
MusicFLORENCE WELCH AND VINCENT HAYCOCK’S SHORT FILM: THE ODYSSEY DEBUTS ON YOUTUBE AND VEVO
The Odyssey, created for Florence + the Machine’s new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful and starring Florence, unites each of the visual film segments created for How Big How Blue How Beautiful—“What Kind Of Man,” “How Big How Blue How Beautiful,” “St. Jude,” “Ship To Wreck,” “Queen Of Peace” and “Delilah,” as well as the final installment for “Third Eye”—into a 40-minute, cohesive short film complete with new, connecting scenes.
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 CONFIRM ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES
The Arcs —featuring Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon— confirm new tour dates, with stops at Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival Forecastle Festival, Sloss Music & Arts Festival and more.

MusicLUCIUS’ VIDEO FOR “GONE INSANE” PREMIERES ON PITCHFORK
Lucius’ new music video for the track “Gone Insane” premieres today via Pitchfork. Nathan Johnson directed the dream-inspired video from a series of more than 20,000 photographs. “Bands don’t make videos like this anymore,” Johnson says. “Often, you’ve got a day to shoot, but this was a month-long project, Jess [Wolfe] and Holly [Laessig] were so committed to this ridiculous, full-on approach that included 20 hours in a makeup chair and four grueling days in front of the stop-motion rig. Definitely the most insane video we’ve done,” Johnson adds. “Gone Insane” appears on Lucius’ latest album Good Grief. Watch the full video here: http://bit.ly/1OeAC5M.
MusicJOSH RITTER CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL U.S TOUR DATES
Josh Ritter confirms tour dates in October supporting Jason Isbell. Additional dates with Isbell to be announced. The dates extend Ritter’s ongoing North American tour with The Royal City band, continuing this May with stops at Celebrate Brooklyn, New Orleans’ Civic Theatre, Birmingham’s Saturn, Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and more. This extensive run of tour dates supports Ritter’s acclaimed new album, Sermon On The Rocks (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers).
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.
MusicBY POPULAR DEMAND, FLUME TO PLAY FOUR CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS AT LOS ANGELES’ SHRINE EXPO HALL
Acclaimed Australian artist Flume is set to play a fourth consecutive night at Los AngelesShrine Expo Hall after selling out three shows (15,000 tickets) in mere minutes. Tickets for the fourth show, August 10, will be on sale to the public on Friday, May 20 at flu.me.