The Smashing Pumpkins Premiere New Song “Spellbinding”, Announce North American Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have premiered a new song titled “Spellbinding.” This track is from Act 3 of the band’s new triple album, “Atum,” which will be released on May 5.

In other news, the group have also announced a headlining North American tour. Here’s the dates:

07/28 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
07/30 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

With Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons:

08/01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/06 bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
08/07 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
08/09 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/10 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/11 Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Resort & Casino (no Rival Sons)

With Interpol and Rival Sons:

08/13 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/15 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/16 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
08/17 Huntsville, AL – The Oriion Amphitheater
08/19 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/20 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/24 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/25 Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/30 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/31 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/02 Toronto, ON – Budweister Stage
09/03 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
09/06 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre (no Rival Sons)
09/08 Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater
09/09 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

Billy Corgan had the following to say about the tour:

“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That’s what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community.

If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party.”

Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, Etc. Set For 2023 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on September 21-24 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

September 21: Foo Fighters, Weezer, Rancid, 311, Coheed And Cambria, Royal Blood, Code Orange, White Reaper, L7, Deafheaven, Nothing But Thieves, Sueco, Movements, The Bronx, Nothing,Nowhere., Mannequin Pussy, Beauty School Dropout, Pinkshift, Bob Vylan, Starcrawler, Starbenders, Kyng, Tigercub, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Guerilla Warfare, and Asava.

September 22: Tool, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Corey Taylor, Dance Gavin Dance, Bad Omens, Wage War, Avatar, Fever 333, Kittie, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Rain City Drive, Austin Meade, SIM, Tallah, Cassyette, Ten56., HANABIE., Gnome, Fox Lake, Widow7, and Luna Aura.

September 23: Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Falling In Reverse, Pierce The Veil, Parkway Drive, BABYMETAL, Asking Alexandria, Dethklok, The Hu, The Amity Affliction, Memphis May Fire, Suicide Silence, Sleep Token, Whitechapel, Zero 9:36, Gideon, Strange Kids, Dragged Under, Jesus Piece, Afterlife, Another Day Dawns, Ithaca, Devil’s Cut, Reach NYC, Feast For The Crows, and Dissonation.

September 24: Green Day, Queens Of The Stone Age, Turnstile, Run The Jewels, Flogging Molly, The Interrupters, AWOLNATION, Rival Sons, Billy Talent, Mayday Parade, You Me At Six, Senses Fail, Viagra Boys, Boston Manor, DeathbyRomy, Jehnny Beth, The Emo Night Tour, Call Me Karizma, Ryan Oakes, Thousand Below, Holy Wars, Reddstar, Letdown., As You Were, Death Valley Dreams, and JVK.

Rival Sons Premiere New Song “Bird In The Hand”, Announce North American Tour

Rival Sons have premiered a new song titled “Bird In The Hand.” This track is from the band’s new album “Darkfighter,” which will be released on June 2.

Vocalist Jay Buchannan commented:

“There’s a lyric in there, ‘Let’s go down to the river where the water runs still and deep, to scatter the ashes of the mess I used to be.’ You can burn through a whole lot of time just trying to find your lane, your realized intention. At some point you accept reincarnation as a waking process. Build, refine and burn again and again and the lyric, ‘A bird in the hand, now that’s a miracle I can believe’ is the immersive commitment to the present.”

In other news, the band have also announced a headlining North American tour. Guitarist Scott Holiday added the following about that:

“SO happy to finally announce our full North America headline tour and have new music to play for you. Expect this tour to comprise of the forthcoming ‘Darkfighter’ album in its entirety, along with familiar songs and a few deeper cuts. We’re working on plans to make it extra special. With a big added bonus of the incredible acts we’re taking with us: The Black Angels, The Record Company and Starcrawler. It’s going to make for a REALLY fantastic night of music!”

Tour Dates:

05/11 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/12 Little Rock, AR – The Hall (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/13 Austin, TX – Stubb’s (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/16 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/20 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/21 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/23 Richmond, VA – The National (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/24 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
05/26 Morgantown, WV – Ruby Amphitheater (with The Record Company)
05/27 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/28 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (with The Record Company)
05/30 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*#
05/31 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
06/01 New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
06/03 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
06/04 Albany, NY – Empire Live (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
06/06 London, ON – London Music Hall (with The Record Company and Starcrawler)
06/08 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/09 Chicago, IL – Radius (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/10 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/13 Cedar Rapids, IA – Club 5 (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/14 St. Louis, MO – Pageant (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/16 Omaha, NE – The Admiral (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/17 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)
06/18 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (with Black Angels and Starcrawler)

Rival Sons Premiere “Rapture” Music Video, Announce “Lightbringer” Album

Rival Sons have premiered a new video for their new song “Rapture.” This track is from the band’s new album “Darkfighter,” which will now be released on June 2. With this news, the group have also revealed that they will be releasing another album, titled “Lightbringer,” later this year.

Vocalist Jay Buchanan commented:

“In comparison to our previous records, we certainly took our time both writing and recording this collection. When we set out, the intention was mostly to dig as deep as possible. Even in the beginning before the body had formed, we agreed to throw the map away and chop our way through the woods to make a new path. Then lockdown hit and it felt like the whole damn country decided to throw the map away too. For myself, 2022 was like an eight-stage rocket of life changing events, so every time I thought I was finished writing, a new bull would come tearing through the clothesline and I’d have to illustrate it in some way. By the end, there were really two different sides to the same story being told. On one side, you’re fighting the darkness and, on the other, you’re bringing your own light to where there is none. One side in a corner, on the ropes, and the other advancing, cleaning the ring. Without an intermission, a refractory period, the collection would be too big a bite, so splitting it in two was the only way to do it.”

Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Etc Set For 2023 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event will take place at the Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 25-28 and it will feature the following:

May 25: Tool, Godsmack, Beartooth, Bullet For My Valentine, Pennywise, Bad Omens, Suicidal Tendencies, Fever 333, Anti-Flag, Joey Valence & Brae, Bones UK, Ho99o9, The Warning, Oxymorrons, Angel Du$t, Bloodywood, WARGASM, Malevolence, Bastardane, and OTTTO.

May 26: Avenged Sevenfold, Queens Of The Stone Age, Chevelle, I Prevail, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Badflower, Dorothy, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Born Of Osiris, Band-Maid, Lilith Czar, Des Rocs, Mothica, Fame on Fire, Dayseeker, Vended, and Mike’s Dead.

May 27: KISS, Rob Zombie, Falling In Reverse, Puscifer, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Avatar, Senses Fail, From Ashes To New, Giovannie & The Hired Guns, Brutus, Dead Poet Society, The Violent, Point North, Tallah, Varials, Tigercub, and Capital Theatre.

May 28: Foo Fighters, Deftones, Sublime with Rome, Jawbreaker, The Pretty Reckless, Awolnation, Nothing More, Grandson, White Reaper, Filter, Ayron Jones, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Zero 9:36, New Years Day, Nova Twins, Bob Vylan, Aeir, and Starcrawler.

Pantera, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Etc. Set For 2023 Welcome To Rockville Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Welcome To Rockville Festival. The event will take place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 18-21 and it will feature the following:

May 18: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Puscifer, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Band-Maid, Austin Meade, Stray From The Path, Brutus, Rain City Drive, Bloodywood, Malevolence, Vended, Rivals, Nevertel, Widow7, Conquer Divide, and Budderside.

May 19: Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Hardy, I Prevail, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Sleeping With Sirens, Badflower, Ayron Jones, Memphis May Fire, From Ashes To New, Born Of Osiris, The Warning, Mothica, Des Rocs, Varials, Tallah, Tigercub, Slay Squad, Ryan Oakes, Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts, Bastardane, OTTTO, and Until I Die.

May 20: Pantera, Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Knocked Loose, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Pop Evil, Suicide Silence, Sepultura, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Ho99o9, Zero 9:36, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Dayseeker, Dead Poet Society, Kreator, The Violent, Starcrawler, and Hammerhedd.

May 21: Tool, Deftones, Incubus, The Mars Volta, Coheed And Cambria, Pennywise, Ghostemane, Grandson, Sueco, Filter, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, Senses Fail, New Years Day, Nothing, Nowhere., Angel Du$t, Nova Twins, Point North, Wargasm, Bob Vylan, Capital Theatre, Uncured, and Reddstar.

Rival Sons To Release New Album “Darkfighter” In March, Premiere “Nobody Wants To Die” Music Video

Rival Sons have revealed the details for their new album “Darkfighter.” The effort will be released on March 10 and you can find the cover art and track listing for it below:

“Darkside” Track Listing:

01. “Mirrors”
02. “Nobody Wants To Die”
03. “Bird In The Hand”
04. “Bright Light”
05. “Rapture”
06. “Guillotine”
07. “Horses Breath”
08. “Darkside”

Vocalist Jay Buchanan commented:

“‘Darkfighter’ represents the cultural mitosis of isolation, the pandemic, and the national fabric of the U.S. getting looser and looser. When I say ‘cultural mitosis’, there are lines being drawn constantly. We’re so divided, and you can’t step over the lines without offending someone. It certainly informed my writing. We recognized a responsibility to put a good word on people’s ears so there’s a good word coming back on their tongues too. We missed the joy of the live show and that magical interaction. When it was taken from us, that made me want to sing about topics that were important. There are strong themes on this record of loss of identity, preservation of joy, and beholding light and shape again.”

Guitarist Scott Holiday continued:

“Records are a healthy form of escapism. I hope this one takes you as far away as possible. Our intent was to create a cinematic body of work. As soon as the doors shut behind you, you’re enveloped on the ride. This is the sound of us really coming into our own. We’ve gotten further from our influences and gotten closer to what we are. ‘Darkfighter’ sounds like the Rival Sons.”

A music video for the album’s first single, “Nobody Wants To Die,” can be found below. Buchanan added the following about that track:

“You live your life knowing that the sword of Damocles is hanging over your head by a thread. You’re fully aware of the impermanence of your existence, but you can’t think about it all the time — or it’ll fuck your life up.

I used to work in a mortuary as a service advisor for a few years, driving and opening the hearses. I’d attend three funerals per day. Sometimes, they would be filled over capacity. Other times, it would just be me, a priest, and a hole in the ground. It doesn’t matter who you are; the great equalizer is coming. I was thinking of this because the music sounded like pursuit.”

Foo Fighters, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Set For 2022 Beale Street Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival. The event will take place at the Fairgrounds at Liberty Park in Memphis, TN on April 29 – May 1 and it will feature the following: Foo Fighters, Van Morrison, Weezer, Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Three 6 Mafia, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Stone Temple Pilots, Moneybagg Yo, Modest Mouse, DaBaby, Chevelle, Lindsey Buckingham, Sarkodie, Spoon, Dirty Honey, Grace Potter, NLE Choppa, Goose, Grouplove, Rival Sons, Stonebwoy, Indigo Girls, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Waka Flocka Flame, Toad The Wet Sprocket, JJ Grey & Mofro, Patty Griffin, The Glorious Sons, Robert Randolf & The Family Band, Ayron Jones, Soccer Mommy, Black Pistol Fire, Cory Henry, Project Pat, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Lil Wyte, Al Kapone, Sue Foley, Trigger Hippy, Cory Branan, Kenny Brown, Janiva Magness, and more.

Greta Van Fleet Announce 2022 Tour

Greta Van Fleet have booked a headlining tour for next year. Rival Sons and The Velveteers will open on the U.S. dates.

Tour Dates:

With Rival Sons & The Velveteers:

03/10 Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
03/12 Grand Rapids, MI – The DeltaPlex Arena
03/13 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
03/16 Flint, MI – Dort Financial Center
03/17 Ypsilanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center
03/19 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena
03/22 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
03/23 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
03/25 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
03/26 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
03/29 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
03/30 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
04/01 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
04/02 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Greta Van Fleet:

05/03 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Qualistage
05/16 Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center
06/05 Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
06/11 Vienne, France – Theatre Antique de Vienne
06/14 Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen
06/15 Frankfurt, Germany – Jarhunderthalle
06/23 Dublin, Ireland – Fairview
06/25 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
06/28 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
06/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

Scott Holiday Says Rival Sons’ New Album Is “Almost In The Can”

During a recent interview with Radioactive Mike Z of 96.7 KCAL-FM, Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort is “almost in the can.”

Holiday said the following:

“We have a record almost in the can right now. We’re pretty much done. It’s just really difficult. Our dear friend Dave Cobb, our longtime producer, is a busy man, and he’s only gotten busier and harder to nail down. So with everything, between all the protocol and COVID stuff and finding time with him, and now he’s out on tour with Chris Stapleton where he plays acoustic guitar part time, we’re just looking for our window to jump back in and wrap it up. And I’m hoping we can do that in January. One more session we’re gonna have and we’re gonna put a bow on it and get that out to everybody. I think we have a really great record kind of just about there.”

He went on to say that the recording process has been similar to their past work:

“The only difference was that me and Jay [Buchanan, vocals] spent more time writing back and forth, ’cause we were trapped at home with this pandemic. But when it came to recording, we really didn’t spend much more time than that still. We didn’t share too much with the [other] guys, so that meant when we went in to record, it kept things really off the cuff. So don’t worry, everyone, you’re still getting a normal, true-to-heart RIVAL SONS record.”

He also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:

“You can see the big wheel turning from record to record — they sound different; they sound really different. That’s why it’s so weird to come back to ‘Pressure And Time’ [for the ongoing 10th-annviersary tour] and go, ‘Woah! We’re in a really different headspace right now,’ where we’re making he new record. Or with ‘Feral Roots’ compared to ‘Pressure And Time’. Yikes! That’s trippy. Like, how are we gonna get these to translate as well as these other songs? You can really tell where we are in our trajectory. So, like that, this record has moved along from ‘Feral Roots’. I can’t really say [it’s] more melodic. I think we’re always sharpening the sword, we’re always trying to become better songwriters and always trying to be more melodic. And not trying to necessarily reinvent the wheel but just do something that we know is different and new and maintaining a level of quality with our songwriting as we work. And I think this new record, it’s gotta feel like that. It feels like that right now.

We’ve kind of gone from ‘Pressure And Time’ being very concise, and the next record we made, with [2012’s] ‘Head Down’, being a much more broad record, stylistically and musically. And then we kind of bounced back and forth — concise and kind of opened it up. And there was a real middle ground with ‘Feral Roots’. It wasn’t so concise — there were some big songs on that record, longer songs, wider. I feel like this record is a broader record. It’s possibly our longest record and our biggest record. So I think this might be slightly more majestic. [Laughs] Remember I always said ‘Pressure And Time’ wasn’t ‘The Wall’. This might be ‘The Wall’. [Laughs]”

Holiday also revealed that “there is a little loose concept” on the new record. However, he didn’t want to give too much away about it just yet.

[via Blabbermouth]