Touring in support of its first album in five years, Primal Scream follows up its fall North American run with more dates on this side of the pond. The spring adventure includes a headlining set at Austin’s PsychFest as well as stops in Memphis, Philadelphia and Toronto.
Blake Shelton likes his odds when it comes to this year’s Grammy Awards. Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” are both nominated for best country solo performance, doubling his chances of nabbing a golden gramophone in his home.
Two keynote speakers – Michael Cohl and Malcolm Gladwell – are among the first highlights unveiled for the February 19-21 Pollstar Live! 2014 conference.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. says it has scrapped plans to build a multibillion-dollar “EuroVegas” resort in Spain. A statement on the company’s website Friday said the project near Madrid did not fit with the company’s immediate development plans, which will be focused on its Asian business.
Beyoncé released her fifth self-titled album exclusively on iTunes early Friday. The album features 14 songs and 17 videos. Collaborators include Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean. The closing track, “Blue,” features her daughter Blue Ivy.
A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson. Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge on Nov. 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential parent for the couple’s two children and White will get about 150 days with them.
Second City is coming to Newark. The famed improv comedy troupe that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and others is running an improv comedy camp in New Jersey’s largest city in August.
Jake Bugg is kicking off 2014 with a North American excursion that launches the second week of January. The 19-year-old English singer/songwriter is bringing along Albert Hammond Jr. as support.
Beastie Boys file a counterclaim against toy company GoldieBlox … Trisha Yearwood backs out of her SeaWorld appearance … Prince is set to make his sitcom network television debut.
After wrapping up 2013 by playing two nights in Chicago at two different venues, Gramatik will embark on a brief run of shows in the U.S. and Canada beginning Jan. 16 in Toronto. The Slovenia-born producer/DJ is stepping out in support of his upcoming new album, The Age Of Reason.
A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit three members of Cheap Trick have filed against drummer Bun E. Carlos, saying the dispute should be decided in Illinois federal court. The three members sought court validation of their claim that Carlos has been ousted as a board member of the band’s business entities.
Florida’s annual Wanee Music Festival starring The Allman Brothers Band is now selling advance tickets … The Ride Festival in Telluride, Colo., announces its July dates and sets early-bird sales for the end of this month ... MOOG announces curators and last days of early-bird sales.
Thanks to Christina Perri’s 2012 EP A Very Merry Perri Christmas, her fans have no excuse not to be in the holiday spirit. But if you’re still having a blue Christmas for some reason, maybe this will cheer you up – she’s got new 2014 dates on sale now!
Country music star Ray Price is to begin hospice care at his Texas home after being discharged from a hospital where he was being treated for cancer.
Not only has Sonisphere returned to the UK festival calendar but the traveling metal fest has almost doubled the number of European mainland events it will stage in 2014. Kilimanjaro Live chief Stuart Galbraith, who organizes Sonisphere in partnership from John Jackson of K2 Agency, denies the traveling festival was in financial troubles.