miley cyrus, her dead petz, flaming lips, adele, michael jackson, new music news
miley cyrus, her dead petz, flaming lips, adele, michael jackson, new music news

Now Hear This: Miley’s New Video, Adele On Tour And More!

Can’t get enough of 25? Then you’re in luck — Adele’s just announced a 56-stop North American tour, her first since 2011. (Which makes sense, because that was when 21 came out.) She’s playing every city — except Oakland, California, BOOOOOO — at least twice, with six nights in Los Angeles and New York, so you should have plenty of chances to catch her if she’s playing in your town. That said, you’d best hurry, tickets just went on sale yesterday. The tour starts on July 5th, and wraps up next November. For full tour dates, check out Adele’s site… or scroll to the bottom of this post! (Seriously, there’s a lot of dates.)

Speaking of tours, Eagles of Death Metal just announced their new European tour! The band cancelled their last European tour after the Paris attacks in November. The tour starts in February in Stockholm, Sweden — and the band ARE playing Paris again, on February 16th. Jesse Hughes, lead singer for the band, also said that any and all tickets for the Bataclan show would be honored for the February show. That show will be at the Olympia Theater, not the Bataclan, though EODM have said they will return to the venue in the future.

Miley Cyrus just dropped a new video from her Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz album with the Flaming Lips! The new video for “BB Talk” is a collaboration between Miley and director/choreographer Diane Martel. Martel’s worked with Miley before on the video for “We Can’t Stop” and a concert documentary on her Bangerz tour. (She also made the “Evil Eye” video for Franz Ferdinand, which is AMAZING.)

The video shows Miley and her dancers in various baby clothes, while she performs a monologue about a relationship that failed due to baby talk. Baby Talk: NOT EVEN ONCE.

Michael Jackson continues to break records from beeeeyooooond the graaaaaave. The Thriller LP has just become the first album to go platinum… thirty times over. That means the album has sold thirty million copies in the United States alone… which also means you probably have at least one copy. Thriller just celebrated its 33rd birthday on November 30th, too. Worldwide, Thriller has sold over one hundred million copies. That’s a lot of wax.

In other music legend news, five new acts have been inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. This year, the newly minted Hall-of-Famers are N.W.A., Cheap Trick, the Steve Miller Band, Chicago and Deep Purple. These five acts beat out other contenders like Yes, The Cars, Janet Jackson, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and Chic. Meanwhile, DEVO has never even been nominated.

Killer Mike continues to Feel The Bern; he’s just released a six-part video series in which he talks with Bernie Sanders in a barbershop about his policies. If you have the time, the full hour is worth watching — we’ve included the playlist of all six videos above.

Christmas Day is next week, so let’s close out with a little bit of Christmas music — you can never go wrong with Henry Rollins OR Stephen Colbert, so when they join forces on a particularly rockin’ version of “Carol of the Bells”, they cannot be stopped. On the other hand, if you crave a brand new, original Christmas song, Fetty Wap’s got “Merry Xmas” for you.

New Music This Week: There’s not much — a new Chris Brown album, but fuck that dude. There’s also a new one from Jad Fair of Half Japanese, Greatest Power. But that’s about it, so go listen to all the other records you bought this year but haven’t spent enough quality time with yet.

Finally, your reward for scrolling down, the full Adele dates:

July 5 — Xcel Energy Center — St. Paul, Minnesota
July 6 — Xcel Energy Center — St. Paul, Minnesota
July 10 — United Center — Chicago, Illinois
July 11 — United Center — Chicago, Illinois
July 13 — United Center — Chicago, Illinois
July 16 — Pepsi Center — Denver, Colorado
July 17 — Pepsi Center — Denver, Colorado
July 20 — Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — Vancouver, British Columbia
July 21 — Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — Vancouver, British Columbia
July 25 — KeyArena — Seattle, Washington
July 26 — KeyArena — Seattle, Washington
July 30 — SAP Center at San Jose — San Jose, California
July 31 — SAP Center at San Jose — San Jose, California
August 2 — Oracle Arena — Oakland, California
August 5 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
August 6 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
August 9 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
August 10 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
August 12 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
August 13 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
August 16 — Talking Stick Resort Arena — Phoenix, Arizona
August 17 — Talking Stick Resort Arena — Phoenix, Arizona
September 6 — The Palace of Auburn Hills — Auburn Hills, Michigan
September — The Palace Of Auburn Hills — Auburn Hills, Michigan
September 9 — Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 10 — Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 14 — TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
September 15 — TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
September 19 — Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
September 20 — Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
September 22 — Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
September 23 — Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
September 25 — Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
September 26 — Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
September 30 — Bell Centre — Montreal, Quebec
October 1 — Bell Centre — Montreal, Quebec
October 3 — Air Canada Centre — Toronto, Ontario
October 4 — Air Canada Centre — Toronto, Ontario
October 6 — Air Canada Centre — Toronto, Ontario
October 7 — Air Canada Centre — Toronto, Ontario
October 10 — Verizon Center — Washington, D.C.
October 11 — Verizon Center — Washington, D.C.
October 15 — Bridgestone Arena — Nashville, Tennessee
October 16 — Bridgestone Arena — Nashville, Tennessee
October 25 — AmericanAirlines Arena — Miami, Florida
October 26 — AmericanAirlines Arena — Miami, Florida
October 28 — Philips Arena — Atlanta, Georgia
October 29 — Philips Arena — Atlanta, Georgia
November 1 — American Airlines Center — Dallas, Texas
November 2 — American Airlines Center — Dallas, Texas
November 4 — Frank Erwin Center — Austin, Texas
November 5 — Frank Erwin Center — Austin, Texas
November 8 — Toyota Center — Houston, Texas
November 9 — Toyota Center — Houston, Texas
November 14 — Palacio De Los Deportes — Mexico City, D.F.
November 15 — Palacio De Los Deportes — Mexico City, D.F.