The 1975 are being their cryptic selves and have deactivated all of their social media accounts as of this week. The massive social wipe came right after the band posted a mysterious flyer that read “Wake up!” on top of other words in different languages, suggesting that a new single could be on the way. While new music is not confirmed, Matty Healy has said in the past that there will be new music in August, following up A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Their second Music For Cars installment will be called Notes on a Conditional Form.
Esteemed music showcase MTV Unplugged has announced a new one-off special featuring Liam Gallagher in Hull, in the UK. Per MTV UK’s official announcement, the hourlong set will see the onetime Oasis frontman “playing well-loved hits in an intimate setting and acoustic medium, including tracks from his number one debut solo album As You Were, some new material and a selection of Oasis classics.”
Tegan and Sara have announced a new set of North American tour dates. The run begins in late September and ends on November 1, and features a long stretch of dates in the Quin sister’s home country of Canada, including one in their hometown of Calgary. The tour will immediately follow the release of Tegan and Sara’s upcoming ninth album Hey, I’m Just Like You album (September 27) and their new memoir High School (September 24).
Goo Goo Dolls are heading out on tour in support of their upcoming album Miracle Pill. Kicking things off in Austin on October 25, they’ll hit Sioux City and Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; Charleston, North Carolina; and more before wrapping on November 25 in Toronto, Canada.
Ryan Adams returned to social media last week with a few cryptic statements about what appears to be an attempted comeback. The songwriter, who was accused of multiple accounts of sexual and psychological abuse in a New York Times report from February, has largely remained silent since the allegations surfaced, even as his U.K. tour was canceled, his music was removed from radio airplay, and his album was put “on hold” in the wake of the allegations. Now, Adams has taken to Twitter and Instagram to announce what sounds like an attempted return to the spotlight.
“I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon,” he wrote on Twitter. “Because the truth matters. I know who I am. What I am. It’s time people know. Past time. All the beauty in life cannot be reduced to rubble for lies. This madness. My work was a map for the lost. Not a billboard. So soon.”
In 1993, Nirvana followed their infamous MTV Unplugged performance in New York with a lesser-known set at Seattle’s Pier 48. The latter performance was incidentally also recorded by MTV, and was later made available as part of the deluxe edition of In Utero released for the album’s 20th anniversary in 2013. Now, Geffen Records and Universal Music Group have announced that the live performance will soon be available on streaming platforms for the first time. The label is also releasing a stand-alone double-LP vinyl edition of the performance. Both versions of the album will be available starting August 30.
The Beastie Boys’ landmark 1989 album Paul’s Boutique celebrates its 30th anniversary on July 25, and to mark the occasion, the Brooklyn trio have announced six new EPs of rarities from the era. Beastie Boys have had quite a year of anniversary celebrations. In June, the group released a new deluxe edition of their album To the 5 Boroughs for its 15th anniversary. Before that, Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond made an appearance in a new documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ill Communication. The monthlong rollout begins July 19th.
After releasing her new “Champion” music video last week, Bishop Briggs has announced a headlining tour to cap the year off unleashing the “Champion Headline Tour” which will kick-off Oct 11 in Toronto. The singer will be heading all across North America and Europe alongside Miya Folick and Jax Anderson.
Alice In Chains frontman William Duvall has solidified his status with the band over three full-length records, but now he’s venturing off on his own. The musician has announced his debut solo record, One Alone, for an October release along with a new track to preview the effort. Duvall is also going to be announcing tour dates in support of the album soon.