J. Cole Announces ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ World Tour


Big deal. J. Cole has announced his massive 4 Your Eyez Only world tour in lieu of his latest album of the same name, which will kick off this June in South Carolina (there’s also an October stop in London).

You can see a more details schedule below; tickets officially go live tomorrow (Friday).

06-01 Columbia, SC – The Music Farm
06-02 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
06-03 Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
06-05 Jackson, MS – Hal & Hal’s
06-06 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
06-07 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
06-09 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex Event Center
06-11 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre @ the Midland
06-13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06-14 Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theater
06-15 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
06-17 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
06-18 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
07-06 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
07-08 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
07-09 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
07-11 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
07-15 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
07-17 Seattle, WA – Keyarena
07-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
07-21 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07-23 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
07-24 Chicago, IL – United Center
07-28 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-01 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
08-04 Boston, MA – TD Garden
08-05 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08-06 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
08-08 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
08-09 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
08-11 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
08-14 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
08-16 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
08-18 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08-19 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
08-20 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09-29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1
09-30 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
10-01 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
10-03 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10-05 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
10-06 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10-07 Frankfurt, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
10-09 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
10-10 Paris, France – Le Zénith
10-12 Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
10-14 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena
10-15 London, England – The O2 Arena
10-18 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
10-20 Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
10-21 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
10-22 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
12-01 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
12-02 Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage
12-05 Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
12-06 Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
12-09 Perth, Australia – HBF Stadium

Lovebox 2017: Frank Ocean, Jamie xx, Chase & Status Announced


We knew about Frank Ocean’s impending appearance at this year’s Lovebox Festival; now, we have a huge line-up to join him. Jamie xx, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne will also be headlining, followed by Solange, Annie Mac, Mac Miller, Rag’N’Bone Man, Sampha, KAYTRANADA, Kurupt FM, Anne-Marie, Ray BLK, AJ Tracey and loads more. Very excited to see what XL Recordings has in store for their New Gen & Friends set (Avelino, Bonkaz and Renz will hopefully be hitting the stage for this).

Lovebox takes place 14th-15th July at Victoria Park. Get your tickets here.

Afropunk Is Heading To South Africa


Afropunk is on a world takeover. The Brooklyn festival — having already expanded its reach to Atlanta, Paris and (most recently) London — has announced that it’ll be kick-starting its African leg in Johannesburg. Nothing else is known except that it’s planned to take place this December…in the meantime, you can stay up-to-date via this mailing list (as we will).

The Weeknd Announces ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ World Tour (UPDATE)



UPDATE: Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6LACK have been added to the North American leg of The Weeknd’s tour.

It looks like The Weeknd is already locking in his stake for 2017; the Canadian singer announced his Starboy: Legend Of The Fall world tour, which will see him all over the Americas and Europe starting in February (including two O2 Arena dates in March). There will also be special guests at various stops (UPDATE: We now know that Bryson Tiller and Lil Uzi Vert will be on the UK/European leg).

Check out the full schedule below…hopefully, we’ll know when the tickets actually go on sale soon. In the meantime, Starboy is still dropping 25th November.


Radiohead Reveals North America/Europe Tour Dates; James Blake & More To Support


Beginning next March, Radiohead will be hitting the road for some area/big stage/festival dates; this week, they’ve announced that they’ll also be joined by supporting acts for select dates (definitely hype for the James Blake appearance).

You can get the dates and support via the tweets below.

Radiohead, Arcade Fire & Run The Jewels Announced As Best Kept Secret Headliners


As can be seen above, Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Run The Jewels have been announced as headliners for this year’s Best Kept Secret festival in the Netherlands. In addition, they’ll be joined by Floating Points, George Ezra, James Blake, Thundercat, Joy Orbison, Joey Purp and more…and this is the unfinished line-up so far.

It all takes place 16th to 19th June at the Beekse Bergen safari park in Hilvarenbeek. Get your tickets here.

Little Dragon – High (Video); Forthcoming Tour Dates


Since the release (and subsequent promotion) of 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon has been fairly dormant…until now. Above lies the band’s new visual for ‘High’, directed by Ossian Melin; in addition, they’ll be heading on a North American tour, beginning next month (Goldlink and Glass Animals will provide some support). Check out those dates below.

April 13th – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets
April 14th – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 16th – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
April 18th – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC*
April 21st – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 22nd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
April 23rd – Scottsdale, AZ – Livewire
April 25th – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre*
April 26th – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*
April 27th – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
April 29th – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 30th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*
May 2nd – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*
May 3rd – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre*
May 4th – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall*
May 5th to 7th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Beats Festival
July 22nd – Squaw Valley, CA – Wanderlust Festival
July 26th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks^
July 29th – Cooperstown, NY – Ommegang Brewery^
July 31st – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE^

* with GoldLink
^ with Glass Animals

The xx Announce 2017 World Tour Dates, Continue To Expand Brixton Residency With Supporting Acts (UPDATE)



UPDATE: A fourth Brixton Academy date has been added (11th March).

UPDATE #2: Three more dates added to Brixton Academy, which has to be in the record book at this point.

UPDATE #3: Noted dates in February will also see support from American artist Kelela and Sampha.
UPDATE #4: Here’s the biggest update yet in regards to their Brixton Academy residency — the now week-plus long event will see plenty of support from Sampha, Kelela, Robyn, Floating Points, Francis and the Lights and more. In addition, 12 March (there one break in that block of shows) will now boast a set from Jamie xx and friends. Check all of that out here.


Following the release of ‘On Hold’ (and the announcement of their forthcoming album), The xx have announced tour dates for February to May, which will see the band on the road throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Within the schedule also lies three London dates at Brixton Academy in March.

Check out said dates below; pre-sale tickets go live 22nd November and general sale three days later. The xx’s new album I See You is released 13th January (pre-order here).

08 February – Stockholm, Hovet +
10 February – Copenhagen, Forum +
12 February – Hamburg, Sporthalle +
13 February – Amsterdam, AFAS Live +
14 February – Paris, Zenith +
15 February – Paris, Zenith +
17 February – Strasbourg, Zenith +
18 February – Basel, St Jakobshalle +
20 February – Milan, Mediolanum Forum
21 February – Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier
23 February – Vienna, Marx Hall
24 February – Munich, Zenith
25 February – Berlin, Arena
26 February – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
28 February – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
01 March – Brussels, Forest National
04 March – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
05 March – Manchester, O2 Apollo
06 March – Manchester, O2 Apollo
08 March – London, Brixton Academy
09 March – London, Brixton Academy
10 March – London, Brixton Academy
11 March – London, Brixton Academy
13 March – London, Brixton Academy
14 March – London, Brixton Academy
15 March – London, Brixton Academy
17 March – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

15 April – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
16 April – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
19 April – Mesa, AZ at Mesa Ampitheatre ^
21 April – Indio, CA at Coachella
23 April – Portland, OR at Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum ^
24 April – Seattle, WA at WaMu Theater ^
25 April – Vancouver, Canada at Thunderbird Arena UBC ^
28 April – St. Paul, MN at Palace Theatre ^
29 April – Milwaukee, WI at The Eagles Ballroom ^
01 May – Chicago, IL at Aragon Ballroom ^
02 May – Detroit, MI at Masonic Temple Theatre ^
03 May – Cleveland, OH at Jacobs Pavilion ^
05 May – Columbus, OH at Express Live! ^
06 May – Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
08 May – Dallas, TX at South Side Ballroom ^
09 May – Houston, TX at Revention Music Center ^
10 May – Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
11 May – Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
12 May – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Music Festival
14 May – Raleigh, NC at Red Hat Amphitheater ^
16 May – Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE ^
17 May – Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage at the Mann ^
19 May – New York, NY at Forest Hills Stadium ^
20 May – New York, NY at Forest Hills Stadium ^
22 May – Toronto, Canada at Echo Beach +
23 May – Toronto, Canada at Echo Beach +
24 May – Montreal, Canada at Parc Jean Drapeau +
26 May – Portland, ME at Thompson’s Point +

^ = with Sampha
+ = with Kelela

Blondie – Fun (Video); Tour Dates w/ Garbage


Come 5th May, the legendary group Blondie will be releasing their new album titled Pollinator. Above lies a new visual from that project for the single ‘Fun’, which sees Debbie Harry & Co. at their best.

Pre-order Pollinator via iTunes…in related news, Blondie will also be heading out on tour with (the equally-legendary) Garbage. Those (North American) tour dates have been added below.

Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown & More Added To Eaux Claires 2017


This year’s Eaux Claires is already set to be better than it’s first couple of runs — for us, this is in part thanks to its Hip-Hop infusion by way of Chance The Rapper and Danny Brown. Also a part of the line-up: Big Red Machine, Paul Simon (with YMusic), Francis And The Lights, Wilco, Sylvan Esso and more…of course, Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver will be taking to the stage as well, alongside John Prine and the American Songbook.

This year, Eaux Claires takes place a month earlier than normal: 16th to 17th June. Get your tickets here.

Stormzy Talks ‘GSAP’ With Julie Adenuga, Announces Spring Tour Dates (UPDATE)


On 24th February, Stormzy will be dropping his long-awaited album Gang Signs & Prayer; before that, the South London emcee sits down with Julie Adenuga on Beats 1 to talk about the album. In addition, he’s also announced a slew of UK tour dates for this Spring; you can see that below. UPDATE: More dates added and other dates were quickly sold-out, seemingly because of ticket poachers and secondary websites jacking up prices (an issue across the planet, to be fair). You can see the updated schedule below.

If you missed it, you can check out ‘Big For Your Boots’ here.