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The Strokes are finally putting out a new album. Apparently the various members of the band had been working on side projects for awhile, most notably Julian Casablancas, whose hit single “Out of the Blue” has been played on the show a couple of times. The band’s last full album, First Impressions of Earth, was released way back in 2006, so this should be a refreshing and welcome release. In addition, they’ve talked about doing a worldwide tour behind the album, but have yet to release any information about it. The album looks like it will see a March release.
The year of the Black Rainbow may be over, but the 10 year anniversary of Coheed & Cambria’s debut album, Second Stage Turbine Blade, will see the band launching a tour in support of the album. According to the announcement the band will be adopting the “An Evening With” format, playing the album in its entirety, an acoustic set, and more. Tour dates are on the band’s website, and they’re scheduled to hit the Electric Factory in April. I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it, but I did see them back in May when they toured Year of the Black Rainbow. They have been playing some of the Second Stage Turbine Blade material recently – “Time Consumer” and “Everything Evil” when I saw them, as well as “Delirium Trigger,” “Neverender,” and “Junesong Provision” on other legs of the worldwide tour. Tickets for the Philly show are supposed to be going on sale on Saturday, and the pre-sale begins tomorrow.
Speaking of tours, Peter Frampton is going to be hitting the road this year, beginning a US leg of the tour (supporting the 35th anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive!) in June. Before that he’ll be hitting Europe. Frampton just finished touring his latest album, Thank You Mr. Churchill – back in June he opened for Yes and played plenty of the classic hits: “It’s A Plain Shame,” “Show Me the Way,” “Lines on My Face,” and of course “Do You Feel Like We Do,” as well as others. Also to be touring this year is Sick Puppies, planning to headline a North American tour with two or three opening bands, according to the statement from frontman Shim Moore. Should be interesting to see what bands also make the ticket, and where the tour will be stopping. Just another name to the long list of touring bands this year. Looking forward to seeing updates!
No artists added or updated this week.
Artists to watch: VersaEmerge, Sick Puppies, A Silent Film, The Gracious Few
January 30 – Circa Survive and Anberlin with Foxy Shazam at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
January 31 – Linkin Park at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
February 11 – Jimmy Eat World at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
February 12 – Jimmy Eat World at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
March 25 – Elton John at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
April 8 – Rush at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
April 26 – Coheed & Cambria at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
April 29 – Asia at the Keswick Theater in Glendside, PA
May 6 – My Chemical Romance at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
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