Fresh off announcing their new album Humanz, Gorillaz have confirmed their first North American show in seven years. The act will perform at Le Festival d’été de Québec in Canada on July 15. Before the date, Gorillaz will host the Demon Dayz Festival in Margate, England on June 10.
Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Additional inductees this year include Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony takes place April 7 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and airs on HBO at 8 p.m. April 29.
Wilco have announced an expanded run of tour dates in the U.S. this summer, visiting Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois ahead of their own Solid Sound Festival, now in its fifth year at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts. This spring and summer, Wilco will also visit New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires festival in Wisconsin, Madrid’s Mad Cool Fest, and Finland’s Pori Jazz Festival. In addition, Jeff Tweedy will play a pair of solo benefit shows at Chicago’s Vic Theatre next month.
Weeks after revealing a handful of 2017 shows, French indie rockers Phoenix have announced a full world tour. The 33-date trek will take the band through the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia. Included in the dates are previously announced concerts at the Governor’s Ball Festival in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The Lemon Twigs, Whitney, and Miike Snow will open at select U.S shows.
In an interview this week with ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Johnny Rotten said he supported Brexit and described Donald Trump as a “possible friend” while dismissing accusations that the president is racist. The Sex Pistols frontman told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that Trump was just a “complicated fellow.” Rotten also described former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and his Brexit movement as “fantastic.”