Willie Nelson follows Barenaked Ladies’ lead and cancels his SeaWorld appearance … Rod Stewart says he just might reunite with Faces in 2015 … Vans Warped Tour announces its initial 2014 lineup ... ShipRocked adds a few more acts.
A truck involved with the Drake tour was part of a traffic accident in North Portland, Ore., that blocked I-5 for hours Dec. 3. The truck, carrying gear for opening act Miguel, crashed on the Interstate during morning commute, sending the driver to the hospital.
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd is ready to take his new side project on the road. Sons of the Sea, which Boyd says is “more accessible” and “song-based” compared with his other band, is headed out on its debut U.S. tour in January.
As fans wait for Reignwolf’s debut EP, the blues/hard rock act fronted by guitarist extraordinaire Jordan Cook announced support dates with Black Sabbath this week and released a new tune.
Earlier this year Keith Urban announced the third and final North American leg for his “Light The Fuse” tour. But it wasn’t the final dates of the trek because of course he couldn’t leave his homeland off the itinerary!
This is a great year to be a Grammy Awards prognosticator. There’s been a lot of excellent music, but there are clear favorites as The Recording Academy prepares to unveil nominees Friday.
The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to ensure the event does not become a “museum piece,” festival producer George Wein said Wednesday.
Phil Collins, whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.
Lorde’s “Royals” could be crowned with Grammy gold. The breakthrough singer will perform at the Grammy Awards nominations special on Friday in Los Angeles. She released her debut, Pure Heroine, on Sept. 30 – the final day to be considered for Grammy nominations.
Frontier Touring managing director Michael Gudinski was honoured with the inaugural ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Industry Icon Award. Flume and Tame Impala took home the most trophies this year, with four and three wins respectively.
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre chief exec John Sharkey is stepping down after five years in the post. He’ll leave the SECC around Easter and the venue will soon start a recruitment process to find his successor.
Arcade Fire adds a handful of dates to its American tour … Metallica reveals the final round of gigs for its European outing … One Direction schedules a few more North American shows … Bruno Mars expands his “Moonshine Jungle” world tour.
Maynard James Keenan is turning the big 5-0 next year and to mark the occasion he’s taking the stage with his bands Puscifer and A Perfect Circle at a birthday celebration he’s calling “Cinquanta.” The lineup also includes a reunion performance by Failure.
Breathe Carolina is taking 2014 by storm with a U.S. headlining tour set to kick off Feb. 5 in Tucson, Ariz. The outing includes stops in including Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York and Chicago.