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Kanye West

Kanye West already revealed that he'd premiere his new album Waves in its entirety on February 11 at Madison Square Garden, for his Yeezy Season 3 event taking place during New York Fashion Week. Now he's revealed that it will include a performance by his past collaborator, Italian performance artist Vanessa Beecroft. He's also put tickets on sale for the screenings of the event in theaters worldwide. Tickets for U.S. theaters aren't on sale yet, but they're expected to be on sale soon and coincide with the album pre-order. Tickets to attend the event are also still not on sale.

UPDATE (2/3): Tickets to attend the event are now on AmEx presale. Regular sale starts Thursday (2/4) at 10 AM. Each ticket comes with a digital download of the new album.

Since we last spoke, more guest appearances for the album have been hinted at. The TeamKanyeDaily Twitter reveals Andre 3000, Puff Daddy, Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, 2 Chainz, DJDS, Cyhi The Prynce, Kirk Franklin and more are likely on the album. That's in addition to previously-revealed guests Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, The-Dream and Swizz Beatz.

Kanye also plays SNL on February 13 and Governors Ball in June.

UPDATE (2/4): You can now get tickets to stream the event in US theaters and pre-order the album here. It's also listed as untitled, so maybe it's not called Waves after all.

photos by P Squared

Bruce Springsteen

"Independence Day" was wonderfully visceral as Springsteen sang from a new perspective -- no longer as the 30-year-old who had barely considered his father's mortality, let alone his own. Saxophonist Jake Clemons commanded conquered his solo, and while he tends not to be as emotive as his late uncle Clarence, he was just as smooth in the later revisit of "Drive All Night," which enjoyed a crescendo of full-band power near its finish.

But the best by far of Bruce's low-tempo tunes Wednesday was unlikely candidate "Point Blank," which after a somewhat clunky finish to "The River" (the song), opened with a tremendous, orchestral sequence from drummer Max Weinberg and pianist Roy Bittan. The rest of "Point Blank" was tightly wound, and understated -- especially compared to twangy set successor "Cadillac Ranch." [NJ.com]

Bruce Springsteen brought his The River tour to Madison Square Garden last night (1/27) for his first NYC-area stop of the tour. The first stop would have been this past Sunday (1/24) but Winter Storm Jonas got in the way. The Boss opened with The River outtake "Meet Me in the City" and then proceeded to perform the massive double album in full. Once the album was done, the rest of his set (encore included) was made up of favorites and covers, including "Candy's Room," "Thunder Road," "Dancing in the Dark," "Rosalita," "Because the Night" (the song he wrote for Patti Smith) and a cover of The Isley Brothers' "Shout" to end the night.

He next plays Prudential Center on Sunday (1/31) and MSG on March 28 (both sold out), and then returns for shows at Barclays Center on April 23 and 25. Tickets for those two go on sale Friday (1/29) at 11 AM.

More pictures and the setlist from last night, below...

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Modest Mouse Brand New

The Modest Mouse & Brand New tour hits NYC on July 14 at Madison Square Garden. It's co-headlining, and Brand New plays last at this one. Tickets go on BrooklynVegan presale today (1/28) at 10 AM. Use the password BKVEGAN.

If you miss out on the presale, you can get tickets in the general on-sale starting Friday (1/29) at 9 AM. All tour dates HERE.

Listen to Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey cover Modest Mouse's "Trailer Trash," below...

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photo: Modest Mouse / Brand New at Forest Hills Stadium in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Modest Mouse
Brand New

Modest Mouse and Brand New played a few shows together back in 2014, and this summer they're going on a full co-headlining tour together. It includes a massive NYC show on July 14 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/29) at 9 AM, but first there's a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (1/28) at 10 AM. Check back here Thursday morning for the password. There's also an artist presale for all shows going right now.

They're both doing full sets at each stop, no opener, and they're alternating who closes each show. Brand New closes the NYC date. All tour dates are listed below.

Modest Mouse last released Strangers to Ourselves in 2015. Also that year, Brand New gave the first-ever official release to their 2006 leaked demos and released the new song "Mene." Fingers are still crossed that Brand New's long-awaited fifth album sees the light of day soon.

Tour dates and music from both bands below...

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Kanye West

Kanye West's new album Swish is due out February 11, and Hip Hop n More reports that he'll debut it in its entirety at Madison Square Garden. It's part of Yeezy Season 3. It's not clear if he's performing music live, but you may remember he debuted "Wolves" at Yeezy Season 1 and "Fade" at Yeezy Season 2, both with very elaborate stage shows.

UPDATE: Free tickets to attend the MSG show go on sale Friday (1/29) at 10 AM, with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/27) at 10 AM and a venue presale starting Thursday (1/28) at 10 AM. (Update: The ticket link was taken down.)

UPDATE (2/3): Tickets to attend the event are now on AmEx presale. Regular sale starts Thursday (2/4) at 10 AM. Each ticket comes with a digital download of the new album.

Yeezy Season 3 will also be broadcast in theaters worldwide at 4 PM EST. Tickets are already on sale for German theaters, and more locations will be available soon.

He also headlines NYC's Governors Ball in June and surely has something wild up his sleeve for that.

UPDATE 2: Kanye has tweeted some clarification on Swish. "This is not album of the year. This is album of the life."

UPDATE 3: The album isn't called Swish anymore:

UPDATE 4: Kanye shares updated tracklist, hinting that A$AP Rocky, The-Dream and Swizz Beatz are on the album:

UPDATE 5: A new tracklist, this time hinting at Chance the Rapper and Earl Sweatshirt's involvement:

Also, this:

photo: Joan Jett in Austin in 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Joan Jett

As previously mentioned, The Who rescheduled tour dates and are now set to play the NYC-area on March 3 at MSG and March 19 at Prudential Center. Most dates don't have an opener announced, but it's now been revealed that Joan Jett, who opened their 2015 tour, will open the MSG show. It's the only date of the tour she's on. Tickets for both NYC-area shows are still available.

Joan is also touring with Heart and Cheap Trick this year, which includes a few NYC-area shows in the summer. Tickets for all of those are on sale now.

Updated tour dates are listed below...

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photo: Pearl Jam at ACL Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam had been teasing a 2016 tour, then they were confirmed for Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz Fest, and now the full tour is announced.

It includes a two-night stand at NYC's Madison Square Garden on May 1 and 2. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, January 29 at noon local time. A presale for Pearl Jam Ten Club members begins today (1/19).

All dates are listed below...

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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

Old friends and tourmates Sting and Peter Gabriel (who first toured together on the 1988 Amnesty International Human RIghts Now tour) will hit the road together again this summer. The tour includes NYC-area shows on June 24 at Jones Beach and June 27 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Monday (1/25) at 9 AM with Live Nation/local presales starting Wednesday (1/20) at 10 AM.

In case you haven't seen it, read Peter Gabriel's tribute to David Bowie. All dates are listed below...

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Felt Forum

New York City governor Andrew Cuomo continues to draw up new plans for the city, one of his newest being a replacement for Penn Station which would also result in the demolition of The Theater at MSG (originally called the Felt Forum). Via Playbill:

At a Jan. 6 press conference Gov. Cuomo unveiled several proposals to convert the former Foley Post Office on the west side of Eighth Avenue at 34th Street into a bright, modernistic new station, which would replace Pennsylvania Station, the main New York City terminal for both the Long Island Railroad and the New Jersey PATH trains--therefore one of the major access points for theatregoers from those two regions. The governor said he has earmarked $3 billion for the project, which includes retail development on neighboring streets. He said the state is seeking developers to carry out the project.

One of the proposals calls for "A friendly, negotiated condemnation and removal of the MSG Paramount Theater [The Theater at Madison Square Garden], creating the opportunity to construct an 8th Avenue grand entrance with concourse, retail and commercial space."

Asked for comment by Playbill.com, an MSG spokesperson responded, "Here is The Madison Square Garden Company's statement on the Governor's plans to transform Penn Station: 'MSG fully supports the Governor's plan and will work to make it happen.'"

It opened as Felt Forum in 1968 and kept that name until the early '90s, when it was renamed The Paramount Theatre. It was eventually renamed once again to the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2007, but once Washington Mutual collapsed in 2009, it was changed to The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tons of classic artists played the venue, including R.E.M., New Order, Grateful Dead, Metallica, Slayer, Guns N Roses, Deep Purple, Simon & Garfunkel, The Kinks, Frank Zappa and more. The Doors' six-disc box set Live in New York was recorded at the Felt Forum in 1970.

Recent shows there include A$AP Rocky and Faith No More (click the links for pictures).

Watch some old live videos from when it was called Felt Forum below...

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Phish @ MSG (photo by AZN Pics)

As usual, Phish had a surprise in store for the final set, and this year's performance saw the band performing at the bottom of an hourglass tent on the opposite side of the venue, with psychedelic visuals on the top portion and a spectacular light show going on around it. The band started off with the recent "No Men In No Man's Land," an appropriate title for their location on the MSG floor, stretching the song out to over 20 minutes as the four members faced each other in the hourglass and played toward the new year.

As midnight drew near, smoke filled the band's small playing space and one by one the members exited the hourglass, but the music kept playing even as they abandoned their instruments. As the countdown finished and the balloons rained down, the quartet, back on the main stage, struck up the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" which quickly morphed into "Blaze On," starting the year with some real zest. [Jambands.com]

Phish once again rang in the new year at NYC's Madison Square Garden, with shows on Dec 30, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Jan 2. As you'd expect, every setlist was different. They played two sets a night, except New Year's Eve which got three, the third of which was played at the bottom of an hourglass tent (as mentioned in the review quoted above and seen in that pic). It looked pretty wild -- see for yourself in the video below.

All four setlists and more pictures below too...

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photo: AC/DC at MetLife Stadium in August (more by Greg Cristman)

AC/DC were on the road this past summer, supporting 2014's Rock or Bust and also playing tons of songs you've heard of, and they're now set to do it again in 2016.

The new dates hit NYC on April 4 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for MSG go on sale Saturday (12/19) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with a full-set video of the MetLife Stadium show they played in August, below...

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Adele already announced a European tour for 2016, and now she's added North American dates too. That includes six (!) nights at NYC's Madison Square Garden: September 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, and 26. Tickets for all six shows go on sale Thursday (12/17) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below...

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photo: MSG during the recent Blur show (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

We already knew that AEG Live was planning a Queens music festival called Panorama for June (that may or may not include an LCD Soundsystem reunion) which Governors Ball organizers are petitioning against. Now it looks like a potential third NYC music festival is being discussed for that same month.

The NY Post reports that Madison Square Garden is also trying to put on a festival in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the same place AEG is looking to host Panorama, from June 24-26. The article says details are expected to be confirrmed this week, and that sources said "it will celebrate quintessential New York with food and entertainment as well as music." David O'Connor, president and CEO of MSG, told The Post, "There's no one as committed to, or more capable of, creating a world-class festival than we are." The article also points out MSG would do a free Queens community celebration on June 18.

Is it possible NYC could host three festivals in one month? Will GovBall petition this one too?

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Courtney Barnett

"It looks like we made it to the end," Albarn sang in "To the End," a certainty in numbers that kept turning up all evening: in the gospel pastiche "Tender" from 1999's 13; the young, clinging lovers of "For Tomorrow" on Modern Life Is Rubbish; even during the brittle isolation of 13's "Trimm Trabb." Albarn sang much of that song bent over a cluster of fans in the front, as if lying on a bed of adulation; at one point, as he intoned the line "I sleep alone," a hand reached up like contradiction, stroking his head with a soothing-angel's touch.

"Tonight, for us, is about saying thank you," Albarn announced before singing "End of a Century" from Parklife. It was actually something he said repeatedly, citing friends, family, the crowd and colleagues like Street. But Blur at the Garden was also a victory earned - celebrated with perfect timing. - [Rolling Stone]

Blur played a very enjoyable, favorites-filled set at Madison Square Garden on Friday night (10/23), their biggest NYC show ever. Opening was Australia's Courtney Barnett (who can headline pretty big places herself these day) who then stuck around NYC to play the slightly smaller Baby's All Right on Saturday night (10/23).

More pics, and Courtney's MSG setlist, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Blur @ MSG 10/23/2015 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
Blur @ MSG

Blur headlined MSG tonight (10/23) one of only two U.S. shows this fall. With a very similar setlist to what they played in L.A. earlier this week, the band hit most of the best notes from throughout their catalogue. "This is a Low," from Parklife, was a particular highlight. Speaking of, while L.A. got Fred Armisen on "Parklife," the band brought out a randomly chosen group of fans to dance, and allowed one girl to do the first verse which she pretty much nailed. It was a very fun show. Courtney Barnett opened. We'll have pictures from the show soon but meanwhile check out Blur's setlist below.

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photo: The Cure at Voodoo Fest 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Cure

The Cure and The Twilight Sad announced a tour together that includes NYC's Madison Square Garden on June 18. That show went on sale today and it's almost sold out, and they already added a second night for MSG on June 19. Tickets are on sale now.

A second LA date was added too. Updated dates are listed below...

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the cure touring 2016

Now that he finally finished that remix of Ride's "Vapour Trail," Robert Smith can move on to other things... like announcing that The Cure will go on a 25-date tour of North America in 2016. Three dates have been announced so far, all with The Twilight Sad opening: May 22 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, June 10 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, and June 18 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Tickets for MSG go on sale Friday (10/9) at 10 AM with a presale starting Thursday (10/8) at 10 AM: password is DISINTEGRATION.

Full details of all dates will be announced in January.

photo: Iron Maiden in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returned this year with their sixteenth album The Book of Souls, which is pretty classic-sounding Maiden but also super refreshing to hear. Now they've announced a U.S. tour in support of it for 2016.

The tour brings them to NYC on March 30 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale October 10 with a fanclub presale starting October 6. Details on the presale here.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Speed of Light" from the new LP, below...

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photo: The Who in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The Who

The Who recently had to cancel the rest of their tour dates due to Roger Daltrey's meningitis, but now they've announced the rescheduled dates for 2016.

The new dates for the NYC-area shows are March 3 at Madison Square Garden and March 19 at Prudential Center. Tickets for both are on sale now and if you already bought tickets for the previous date, those work too. If you can't make the new date, refunds are available.

Joan Jett was supposed to open initially, but there doesn't appear to be an opener billed at the moment. Updated dates are listed below...

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photos by P Squared

A$AP Rocky / Tyler the Creator / Danny Brown / Vince Staples
ASAP Rocky
Tyler the Creator
Danny Brown
Vince Staples

Who everyone was really here to see, though, was A$AP Rocky, whose arrival took time. But that was fair: As the purple stage curtain drew back, it revealed a three-tiered platform that the crew had built between sets, replete with members of the A$AP Mob--including A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy--and Rocky's DJs.

"Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)" resonated throughout the arena as Rocky emerged, enveloped by flashing red lights and smoke. Throughout the course of the night, he played a bulk of At. Long. Last. A$AP, performing on all levels of the terrace-like structure.

At one point, everyone else left and it was just Rocky, illuminated on the second level. "Thanks to all the other acts for being talented, for their love and creativity. F*** all that mainstream s**t," he bellowed into the mic. His heartfelt moment was followed by one of the more heartfelt, melodic tracks from ALLA, "L$D." [Revolt TV]

Four killer rappers, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, Danny Brown and Vince Staples are currently on the road together, and that tour hit NYC for a sold-out show at the Theater at MSG on Tuesday (9/22). As the above review points out, Rocky was who the most people came to see, but at least as exciting was opener Vince Staples whose Summertime '06 is one of the very best albums of this year. Vince came out during Rocky's set to do his song "SeƱorita" too. The floor was shaking big time from people jumping around. It was a wild show.

More pictures and a video of the Vince/Rocky collab below...

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photo: Black Sabbath in NJ in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath recently announced their "final" tour for 2016, which includes NYC's Madison Square Garden on February 25. Since we last spoke, they added a second night for February 27 at the same venue. Tickets for 2/27 are currently on Citi/VIP presale. Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales start Friday (9/25) at 10 AM and the general on-sale starts Saturday (9/26) at 10 AM. The 2/25 show is still on sale (same link).

Sabbath's lineup for the tour includes original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. Opening on all dates is Rival Sons.

Updated dates are listed below...

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POPE on Rolling Stone

Catholicism's arch nemesis Madonna recently finished a two night stand at Madison Square Garden, complete with stripper nuns and the Last Supper. Blasphemous? Maybe, but that won't stop fellow Rolling Stone cover star POPE FRANCIS from taking over the same stage for a giant NYC mass on September 25th, complete with musical pre-show...

A two-hour pre-Mass show will keep the [Madison Square Garden] audience engaged as people wade through metal detectors and Francis wends his way downtown from East Harlem. The organizers are calling the [Friday, 9/25] show "A Journey in Faith," a sequence of videos, catechesis, prayer and performances by, among others, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan and Jennifer Hudson.

The program will also include a recitation of the rosary, with 10,000 rosaries available for sale.

The concession stands will offer the usual hot dogs, chicken fingers and pretzels, as well as higher-end fare like Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Simply Chicken sandwich, Andrew Carmellini's Sausage Boss and Drew Nieporent's Daily Burger. Forget the beer: Alcoholic beverages will not be sold. [NY Times]

No alcohol, but unlike Morrissey, the Pope is apparently cool with hot dogs. Oh, and Billy Joel was originally supposed to play the Garden for like the millionth time on that date, but Billy now has 9/26 instead (who's in for both nights??).

The Pope, currently in Cuba, arrives in NYC on 9/24, and will also cause traffic jams around St. Patrick's Cathedral, the United Nations, the 9/11 Memorial, Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, and Central Park before heading to Philadelphia, where Sister Sledge will perform for him.

photo: The Who in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The Who

The Who have been celebrating their 50th anniversary on tour this year, and sadly they've had to postpone all remaining dates, as Roger Daltrey was just diagnosed with meningitis. The band writes:

THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their "THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour. They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus. Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest. The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders. It wasn't a decision taken lightly-THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.

Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year."

Pete Townshend added, "We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember."

Get well soon Roger! The affected dates include NYC-area shows on 10/25 at Prudential Center and 10/26 at MSG. The band promises, "Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly." All affected dates are listed below.

If you haven't already, check out our pictures of their Austin show and review of their Forest Hills show from this past spring.

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by Andrew Sacher

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer played MSG last night opening for Madonna and will do the same tonight (and then Barclays on Saturday), but looks like she's big as Madonna, I'll say it again, because she's now set to headline Madison Square Garden on her own on June 23, 2016. It's been a good year or so for comedians making the jump to headlining MSG, with Louis CK and Aziz Ansari (who Amy just co-headlined the Oddball tour with) doing the same. Tickets are on sale now.

Amy also teams up with Jerry Seinfeld to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy organization, which "takes an innovative child-focused approach to curbing generational poverty by linking access to critical child gear items to parental participation in programs designed to lift the family out of poverty." That show happens November 16 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets are on sale.

All of Amy's tour dates are listed below...

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photo: Phish at MSG in 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)

Phish will make their return to Madison Square Garden for their 32nd to 35th times at their just-announced New Year's Eve run. They play the arena on December 30 & 31 and January 1 & 2. An online ticket request period is underway now at tickets.phish.com and runs through September 28 at noon. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 2 at noon.

Phish's Trey Anastasio, who recently played as a member of the Grateful Dead, also has upcoming shows with The Trey Anastasio Band.

Phish also play three Mexico shows in January. All dates are listed below...

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