Following the announcement of their new album Pollinator, Blondie has announced a co-headline North American tour with Garbage (who are touring on last year’s Strange Little Birds). The “Rage and Rupture Tour” kicks off in California in early July, makes only one stop in Canada, and winds back down to Texas by mid-August.
Deftones have announced a 2017 summer tour as well in support of last year’s album Gore. Joining the Sacramento-based group on their 21-city trek are fellow hard rockers Rise Against. Their tour begins 06-9 Chicago & wraps up a month later in Phoenix, AZ
Blink 182 will also take their new LP California on the road this spring with an 18-date trek that focuses on the lower half of the continental United States. The jaunt launches March 22nd in Austin, Texas and storms venues in the southern states, May 9th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Canadian Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences announced nominations for its Juno Awards this week, and indie-pop alternative duo Tegan and Sara received three nods: Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year (for last years Love You to Death). But while thanking CARAS for the honor, the Quin sisters also critiqued the awards’ gender ratio. “In 8 categories no women were recognized at all, and in over 12 additional categories, only 1 in 5 of the nominees included a woman.”
Daft Punk will join the club of pop-up shops, with the duo announcing plans for their store this weekend. The shop will be open at Los Angeles’ Maxfield from February 11th to the 19th. In addition to the usual T-shirts and hoodies, Daft Punk also promise a history lesson: according to a statement, their shop will incorporate “a retrospective of archival set pieces, props, wardrobe, artwork, photography and of course robot helmets.”