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photo: The Weeknd at Lollapalooza 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
The Weeknd

The Weeknd will be in the NYC-area this, uh, weekend, for the Billboard Hot 100 Festival at Jones Beach (tickets), and he'll be back here on a just-announced fall tour that includes three massive shows in the area.

Abel Tesfaye will play Newark's Prudential Center on November 11, NYC's Madison Square Garden on November 16, and Brooklyn's Barclays Center on November 18. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale August 28 with a presale starting August 26 at 10 AM (password: MADNESS). All dates are listed below.

The Weeknd's second official album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is due out August 28 via XO/Republic. It features the massive hit "Can't Feel My Face" (co-written and co-produced by Max Martin and others) and more. Video for that song, with the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "The Weeknd announces 2015 tour (MSG, Barclays, Prudential Center included)"

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder announced yet another round of his Songs In the Key of Life shows, going down from late September through late November.

This leg includes two more NYC-area shows: October 14 at Prudential Center and November 24 at MSG. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/21) at 10 AM with Citi/VIP presales starting Tuesday (8/18) at noon and Facebook/Live Nation/local presales starting Thursday (8/20) at noon.

BUT FIRST: Stevie will play a free show at Central Park SummerStage TONIGHT (8/17) at 7:30 PM. It's a pop-up show to promote the newly-announced tour and will only include a few songs. He did the same thing in DC this morning and in Philly less than an hour ago. Though tonight's Central Park show is free, you do need tickets which become available at 4:30 PM.

All dates are listed below...

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photo: Grateful Dead in Santa Clara in June (more by Jay Blakesberg)
Grateful Dead

Now that the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows are over, members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are continuing on as Dead & Company with John Mayer and more. They already announced a NYC show for MSG on Halloween, and now they added another for November 1 at the same venue. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (8/14) at 10 AM.

Watch a video of the Dead in '81 below...

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Louis CK

Dear Human Person,

Hi. This is Louis CK. This is just a note to let you know that I have put a new show up on louisck.net. It's called "Louis CK live at Madison Square Garden". The show is exactly what is described there. It's the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some of it isn't. But it's also a fun show on it's own. BUT since it's repeated material, I'm giving you the option to set your price anywhere from 1 dollar to 85. The default is 5. I hope you like it.

There isn't much else to say. I'm having a pretty nice summer and I hope you are too. I feel pretty good about the planet, the country and my immediate surroundings, even though a lot of things are a huge mess all over the world. It may be selfish, or naive or even calloused to feel pretty good ever about anything when anyone anywhere is having a bad time and there sure are a lot of anyones everywhere having a bad time. But then again if you're upset all the time because something bad is happening every second, then jesus. I mean... for christ's sake, take it easy.

I hope all of you are having a good summer. I hope you're all relatively okay or better. I hope that nobody shoots anybody today. What are the odds of that? low. But I hope it.

Take care

Louis

Meanwhile, Louie is on another hiatus.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Faith No More / Refused
Faith No More
Refused

The band is older now and not the same 20-somethings that ran around like maniacs on the stage of Saturday Night Live back in December of 1990. That doesn't mean they aren't still lively. They opened the show with the title track off The Real Thing and my god, was it sensational. That performance was jam-packed with the type of raw energy that very few bands can do night in and night out but these guys somehow find a way. Each one of them leaves a piece of themselves on that stage and there is no holding back the intensity. It's hard to believe it's the same band that had so much infighting that led to the implosion seventeen years ago. The band seems like they really like, no, love each other, and put all egos aside, much to the delight of me and thousands and thousands of fans.

They remained active over the years between breakup and reunion. Patton put out a slew of albums with his bands Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantômas, Peeping Tom and more. Hell, I even saw Tomahawk and Fantômas both open for Tool a decade or so ago (to, um, mixed reactions from the crowd). And of course drummer Mike Bordin kept busy by playing with Ozzy Osbourne's band and sometimes subbing in for Bill "Fucking" Ward of Black Sabbath. And while they all can list accolades outside of Faith No More I think they all can agree that when they get together, something magical happens. [The Supernaughts]

Faith No More brought their tour with Refused to NYC on Wednesday (8/5) for a show at The Theater at MSG (moved from the main arena). Both bands were supporting solid post-hiatus albums, and played off those and gave us classics too. Pictures and setlists of both bands are in this post.

After the MSG show, Refused did what they usually do after playing a big NYC show, and headed to a much smaller venue (The Studio at Webster Hall this time) for a midnight show. Did you make it to that one? How was it? Setlist from that below too.

Even with Faith No More back in action, Mike Patton isn't content to work on just one project. He's also currently busy with Nevermen, his collaboration with Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and rapper Doseone.

More pictures and setlists below...

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photo: GD50 in Chicago (more by Jay Blakesberg)
Grateful Dead

There was a rumor that the Grateful Dead would be touring with John Mayer. That rumor is now basically confirmed, though Phil Lesh isn't taking part in it. Surviving Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are teaming up with Mayer (plus RatDog/Furthur's Jeff Chimenti and Allman Brothers Band's Oteil Burbridge) as "Dead & Company." Their first confirmed date is NYC's Madison Square Garden on Halloween. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10 AM with an AmEx presale starting Monday, August 10 at 10 AM.

With Phil Lesh's absence, it remains true that the Chicago shows were in fact the final ones with all four of them. Phil is also playing his own NYC-area show on Halloween at the Capitol Theatre, which is part of a six-show run at that venue.

In related news, Bobby, Mickey and Bill were recently added to Lockn' Fest, which Phil was already confirmed for (though they're billed separately). Hot Tuna (playing a Jefferson Airplane set and an acoustic set), Robert Plant, Carlos Santana (playing on his own and with Phil Lesh) and more are also playing. Tickets are still available.

photo: Faith No More at Webster Hall in May (more by PSquared)
Faith No More

Faith No More's upcoming tour with Refused hits NYC on August 5 at Madison Square Garden, but the show has now been moved from the main arena to the Theatre at MSG, which is the smaller room in the facility. If you purchased tickets to the show, those will be refunded, and you get access to tickets for the new show in the previous purchaser presale. That starts today (7/22) at 5 PM with password FNMFAN. General on-sale begins Friday (7/24) at 11 AM.

FNM's tour also includes three Texas dates with Napalm Death, an appearance at day 1 of Riot Fest Chicago and more. Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Faith No More & Refused move MSG show to The Theatre"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

U2 @ MSG 7/18/2015
U2
U2
U2

At Madison Square Garden on Saturday, the first of eight nights there through July 31 -- the tour has already been through nine other North American cities and then heads to Europe -- U2 has two stages to work with at opposite ends of the room, and a walkway between them. That's already a worn strategy in big-audience concert production.

But the conceit here is to consistently merge the two stages, in a sense, and to engage the entire space visually, sonically and thematically, through the interplay of many other opposites extrapolated from the central one. These include past and present, obscurity and fame, peace and war, audience and band, punk and statesman, grass-roots activism and corporate philanthropy, live action and animation. Basically, where the band saw a perceived division, it tried to erode it. - [NY Times]

U2 kicked off their eight-night run at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, bringing the spectacle of the "INNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" tour to NYC. Opening with "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" from the band's most recent album, the nearly three-hour show pulled from throughout their long career, including hits, deep cuts and a dusting-off of "October" which hadn't been played live since 1989. In the crowd: Jon Bon Jovi, Salman Rushdie and Harry Belafonte. Setlist and pics from the show are in this post.

Taking tonight and Tuesday off, U2 resume their MSG run on Wednesday (7/22) and Thursday (7/23) and then July 26, 27, 30 and 31. Tickets are still available. More pictures, and video of them performing "Pride (In the Name of Love)," at MSG on Saturday, below...

Continue reading "U2's eight-show MSG run underway: pics, setlist, video from Saturday's kickoff show"

photo: Courtney Barnett at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by PSquared)
Courtney Barnett

To follow their (very tiny) first NYC show since 2003, Blur are returning for much larger US shows at LA's Hollywood Bowl on October 20 and NYC's Madison Square Garden on October 23. If that wasn't exciting enough, those shows just got a pretty awesome opener: fast-rising indie rocker of the moment, Courtney Barnett.

Tickets for both are still available, and we're also giving away a pair to the MSG show, along with a vinyl copy of Blur's new album, The Magic Whip. Enter the contest below.

Courtney has other dates, and will be in NYC for a headlining show this month at Terminal 5 (7/22) with Speedy Ortiz (who also play NYC with Waxahatchee) and Torres (who also plays NYC with Garbage). That show is sold out.

All Courtney dates are listed, with the video for "Pedestrian At Best" off her great new album, below...

Continue reading "Courtney Barnett opening Blur's NYC & LA shows (win tickets to MSG & 'The Magic Whip' on vinyl!)"

photos by P Squared Photography

Rush @ MSG 6/29/2015
Rush
Rush

Toronto invaded Brooklyn last night (6/29) when Sloan played Rough Trade and the slightly more popular Rush played the slightly larger Madison Square Garden. The MSG show was the NYC stop on their 40th anniversary tour, which they also say is "likely their last major tour of this magnitude." The set spanned their entire career, opening with "The Anarchist" and "Headlong Flight" off their most recent album, 2012's Clockwork Angels, and ending with two off their self-titled 1974 debut, "What You're Doing" and "Working Man." In between we got favorites like "Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," and a run of parts I, II, IV and VII of "2112."

During the intermission, they played a comedy film they made that stars I Love You, Man's big Rush fans Jason Segel and Paul Rudd. Jason, Paul, and others (like Tom Morello) also appeared on screen behind Rush to rap along to "Roll the Bones." (Video of that happening in Austin, below.) They played another comedy bit on screen before the encore, which starred fellow Canadian Eugene Levy as his old "Mel's Rock Pile" bit from SCTV.

More pictures from the MSG show, and the setlist, below...

Continue reading "Rush brought their 40th anniversary tour to MSG (pics, setlist)"

Amy Schumer

Madonna's upcoming tour lands in NYC on September 16 & 17 at MSG and 9/19 at Barclays Center, and those three shows just got a pretty sweet opener. The very funny comedian Amy Schumer, who played NYC on her trainwreck tour earlier this week, will support Madonna at the shows. Tickets for all three are available.

Naturally, Amy (whose movie Trainwreck is out in July) has footage of her childhood self singing "Like A Prayer." Watch that, with Amy's recent hilarious "Celebrity Interview" clip from her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, below.

Madonna also just put out a new video. It's for her song "Bitch, I'm Madonna" (ft. Nicki Minaj, prod. Diplo & SOPHIE), and it features both Nicki and Diplo, as well as Kanye West, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Chris Rock and more. Watch below.

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Disclosure

Exactly three years to the day after making their NYC debut at Glasslands, UK dance duo Disclosure will return for a slightly bigger show here: Madison Square Garden on October 24! Tickets go on sale Saturday (6/13) at 10 AM, with an AmEx presale starting Tuesday (6/9) at 10 AM, a Disclosure album pre-order presale starting Wednesday (6/10) at 10 AM, and a MSGE presale starting Friday (6/12) at 10 AM. Their only other announced date at the moment is LA's Memorial Sports Arena on 9/29.

As for that new album, more details emerged over the weekend. It's called Caracal, and will be out September 25 via PMR/Island. It features collaborations with Nao, Lion Babe, Kwabs and Gregory Porter, who sings on lead single "Holding On." Listen to that below.

Continue reading "Disclosure playing US shows, including Madison Square Garden +++ 'Caracal' album details announced"

photo: Morrissey in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Morrissey

Earlier this year, it was reported that Morrissey cancelled an Iceland show because the venue serves meat. Our fingers are crossed that he doesn't find some reason to cancel his upcoming Madison Square Garden (6/27) show with Blondie, but we can at least be assured it won't be for that.

Consequence of Sound points out that in his recent open letter to Al Gore, he included the following:

Not only is it possible for venues to provide a 100 percent meat-free menu-as is done now at every concert venue in which I perform, including Madison Square Garden, where I have a show at the end of June-it's also a moral duty.
New York Post clarifies that there will also be no dairy products, making the venue 100% vegan for the show. MSG officials declined NY Post's request for comment, but Daily Burger owner Drew Nieporent (who also co-owns Nobu and other big NYC restaurants) told them, "This is the first time I'm hearing about it, but I love my man Morrissey. He's a wonderful artist, so I wouldn't mind. He can do whatever he wants."

Faith No More (photo by Dustin Rabin)
FNM

Refused recently announced a tour of intimate US venues, including two now-sold-out NYC shows in June with TBA openers. (West Coast gets White Lung.) Now they've announced another tour, which brings them to slightly larger venues, this time supporting the reunited Faith No More!

The Faith No More/Refused run hits NYC on August 5 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/10) at 11 AM. An artist presale for all dates starts Wednesday (4/8) at 10 AM local time, and the MSG show also has AmEx, MSGE, and Chase presales starting Thursday (4/9) at 11 AM.

UPDATE: Win two tickets to MSG on Facebook

Faith No More's first album since 1997 will be out in May, and they also have dates of more intimate venues including two sold-out Webster Hall shows in NYC that month with Le Butcherettes.

All Faith No More/Refused dates are listed, with a stream of recent FNM single "Superhero" and a live video of Refused from 2012, below...

Continue reading "Faith No More & Refused announce tour (MSG included)"

photo: Morrissey in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Morrissey

Morrissey announced a tour via True To You that will have him in the US from early June through late July. It includes a Madison Square Garden show on June 27 with Blondie. Tickets should be on sale soon. Let's hope this one doesn't get cancelled.

Meanwhile Blondie singer Deborah Harry is in the midst of a residency at Cafe Carlyle and drummer Clem Burke's other band The Split Squad recently announced a show.

UPDATE: Tickets for the MSG show go on sale Friday, April 10 at noon with AmEx/MSG/Chase presales starting 4/8 at noon, and a Bowery presale starting 4/9 at 10 AM.

All Morrissey dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Morrissey announces 2015 tour, including MSG w/ Blondie"

Alt-J @ MSG - 3/30/15 (via @ld125)
Alt-J

Seamy guitar distortion starts early and coils in intensity; by the set closer The Gospel of John Hurt, this year's loveliest ballad about chest-bursting aliens, it is marrow-rattling, offset by fills from the slily inventive drummer Thom Green. An encore spin through Bill Withers's Lovely Day is a methodical, proggy deconstruction with arrestingly forlorn crests.

More than anything, the fits of audience singalongs are a marvel to behold. Newman's most hair-raising sexual solicitations ("Turn you inside out and lick you like a crisp packet," "Till morning comes, let's tessellate") are howled back at him by the whole, huge room. It's an oddly inspiring dialogue inside Alt-J's larger victory at the Garden - a night that should ensure there are more stadiums full of misfits in their future. [The Guardian]

Alt-J came to NYC this week for their largest headlining show here yet, selling out Madison Square Garden on Monday (3/30), less than three years after their NYC debut at Mercury Lounge. We got almost all of both of their albums, including their cover of Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" that appears as a hidden track at the end of This Is All Yours. Were you at the show? How was it? Full setlist below.

While they were in NYC, Alt-J also stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to play "Every Other Freckle." And they've since added several more North American dates running through mid-October (nothing else in NYC yet). All dates are listed, with that Fallon video, below.

Opening the MSG show was Phantogram, who also since added more tour dates, including a NYC-area show at Long Island's Paramount on May 29. Tickets for that show are on venue presale now, and go on sale to the general public Friday (4/3) at 10 AM. That's one day before they play the Roots Picnic in Philly.

All Phantogram dates are listed below too...

Continue reading "Alt-J played 'Fallon' & MSG w/ Phantogram (video, setlist ++ updated tour dates for both bands)"

Madge & Tay Tay (via Facebook)
Madonna

TIDAL supporter Madonna recently expanded her North American tour, and in addition to her previously-announced NYC shows on September 16 at MSG and September 19 at Barclays Center, it now includes a second MSG show on September 17. Tickets for all three are on sale now.

Madonna performed "Ghosttown" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier this week with Haim's new pal Taylor Swift on acoustic guitar. You can watch video of that, with her updated list of tour dates, below...

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Clapton

Eric Clapton is turning 70 this month (March 30), and in celebration of that, he'll be playing a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in May, his first two announced US shows of 2015. The shows are scheduled for May 1 & 2 but subject to change to May 3 if they conflict with an NBA playoff game. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 20 at 11 AM, and Fan Club/Chase cardmember presales start Monday (3/16) at 11 AM.

The only other shows he's announced so far are a seven-night run at London's Royal Albert Hall. All dates are listed, with a few videos, below...

Continue reading "Eric Clapton celebrating 70th birthday with shows at Madison Square Garden & London's Royal Albert Hall"

U2

U2 have expanded their tour once again, and now the seven-night run at Madison Square Garden became an eight-night run at Madison Square Garden. The newly added show happens July 31. Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday (3/13) at 10 AM with U2.com subscriber/VIP package presales starting today (3/9) at 10 AM, fan club bundles starting Tuesday (3/10) at 10 AM and Live Nation/LN Mobile App/local presales starting Wednesday (3/11) at 10 AM.

Tickets for night 7 (July 30) are still on sale too but the rest are sold out. Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "U2 expand tour again, add 8th night at MSG (updated dates)"

Madonna

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart is out this week, and she's now announced an international tour in support of it. The tour begins in Miami this August and is set to wrap up in Glasgow in late December.

She'll hit NYC for two arena shows -- September 16 at Madison Square Garden and September 19 at Barclays Center -- and will also be nearby for an Atlantic City show on October 3 at Boardwalk Hall. Presales for all dates begin at her website on Tuesday (3/3) at 10 AM local time, which you'll need an Icon Live Pass for (unless you're a Lifetime Legacy Member). Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale Monday, March 9 at 10 AM with a Citi cardmember presale starting Wednesday (3/4) at 10 AM.

Rebel Heart features a handful of modern collaborators, including Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Diplo, Blood Diamonds, Sophie, Ariel Rechtshaid and more. Stream the song with Chance the Rapper, alongside the full list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Madonna announces 2015 tour (MSG & Barclays included)"

by Andrew Sacher

J Cole

So this explains why Big Sean had yet to announce a NYC date and why Jeremih dropped off the Kid Ink/Dej Loaf tour. The amazing quadruple bill of J. Cole, Big Sean, YG and Jeremih have announced an arena/amphitheater tour which brings them to NYC on August 4 at Madison Square Garden, and will also be nearby on July 31 at Susquehanna Bank Center and August 3 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/27) at 10 AM with VIP Package/Citi Cardmember/Big Believers presales starting Tuesday (2/24) at 10 AM and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales starting Thursday (2/26) at 10 AM.

The tour supports J. Cole's late-2014 release 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Big Sean's brand new Dark Sky Paradise (out this week), and YG's 2014 debut My Krazy Life. We're still patiently waiting on that new Jeremih album, but in the meantime he's been giving us a handful of singles and EPs.

All dates are listed, with some videos/song streams, below...

Continue reading "J. Cole, Big Sean, YG & Jeremih announce tour, playing MSG"

La Colombe photos by P Squared Photography

barista Win Butler serving up his new Haitian coffee blend
Win Butler

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler had a busy weekend in NYC. His eventful three days began on Friday when he played the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at MSG. His team, The West, beat The East (which Common and others were on) 59-51. Win had eight points and 12 boards. You can watch a video of him doing a layup, below.

He was wearing his Kanye West-designed Nike Red Octobers (not to be confused with Kanye's new Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost shoe that he debuted last week). Win's brother/bandmate Will tweeted "Kanye, you have to fix this #MVP thing. They have to respect the artistry" after Kevin Hart (who returns to MSG in July) got MVP.


Win Butler of Arcade Fire DJing as DJ Windows 98

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After the game, Win headed to Bowery Ballroom where he was one of several DJs at the Rock On Foundation benefit, as DJ Windows 98. The Hold Steady headlined. Other DJs included members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist and Caveman. That's him at Bowery pictured above.

Then Saturday afternoon Win headed to La Colombe cafe in Hudson Square where he acted as a barista, serving his new blend of RaRa Haitian Coffee that he created in partnership with La Colombe. The blend was partially to benefit Haiti, with proceeds going to Partners In Health and Haiti Coffee Academy. We stopped by the cafe to see barista Win in action, and while we were there he jumped on a table to give a speech about how the coffee is for a good cause. He then gave out sample cups to the crowd, took pictures with fans, and signed stuff. Some pictures of that are in this post.

That night, he was back under his DJ Windows 98 guise to get a late-night party at Baby's All Right going. Anyone catch that? UPDATE: Win now uploaded a mashup of Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" and Beck's "Loser" which (according to a commenter below) he played back to back at Baby's. Listen below.

Finally, on Sunday Win headed to SNL's 40th anniversary to introduce Miley Cyrus. Some people were not happy about this decision. Here are some tweets:

More pictures of Win's weekend, including shots of him as a barista, a basketball player and a DJ, below...

Continue reading "Win Butler came to NYC to play the NBA celebrity game, DJ twice, serve coffee, introduce Miley on 'SNL 40' (pics, video)"

photo: Death Cab at Beacon Theatre in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Death Cab

We already knew that Death Cab for Cutie's next NYC show would be Madison Square Garden, and today they announced that it would happen at MSG on September 12 with killer support from Explosions in the Sky. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/13) at 11 AM with AmEx, local, and Citi presales starting Wednesday (2/11) at 11 AM.

UPDATE: MSG PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

Their tour also includes another appearance not far from NYC at Radio 104.5's Birthday show on May 10 at Susquehanna Bank Center with Passion Pit and others. Tickets for that are on sale now too.

In related news, Explosions in the Sky member Mark T. Smith and Eluvium's Matthew Cooper have a new album coming out as Inventions called Maze of Woods on March 17 via Temporary Residence Ltd. You can watch a new video from that below.

Also, Ben Gibbard recently filmed a video of him playing DCFC's new single "Black Sun" acoustic for SiriusXM, and you can watch that below.

UPDATE: The band have now put out a new video for "Black Sun" and added a few more tour dates. Those are listed, with that video, below...

Continue reading "Death Cab for Cutie expand tour, officially announce MSG show w/ Explosions in the Sky, also playing NJ w/ Passion Pit"

U2

Six nights at MSG are clearly not enough for U2, as the iTunes intruders have now expanded their tour to include a seventh night at The Garden. The newly-added date happens July 30. Tickets for that show are on U2.com subscriber/VIP package presale now. Fan club bundles go on sale at 3 PM on Thursday (2/5) and the general on-sale begins at 10 AM on Tuesday (2/10). Tickets for U2's other MSG shows (except night 1 which is sold out) are still available at that same link.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "U2 expand tour, add seventh MSG show (updated dates)"

words by Jeremy Nifras, photos by David James Swanson

Jack White
Jack White

Detroit-raised, Nashville-based guitarist, music enthusiast, vinyl fanatic and baseball star Jack White took the stage at MSG last night (1/30) for his first time headlining as a solo artist (The White Stripes headlined in 2007). He and his band did not disappoint the sold-out crowd, and he brought out a few surprises along the way.

The night began with rap duo Run the Jewels, who brought loads of fun, energy and hype to kickstart the show. Atlanta-based Killer Mike and NYC native El-P blazed though tracks such as "Oh My Darling Don't Cry", "Banana Clipper" and "Get It". Perhaps the biggest highlight was surprise guest Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, who came on stage to perform his verse on the track "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)". Watch video of that below.

Shortly after, it was time for Jack White. Quickly bouncing and thrashing around the stage during older fan favorites such as "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground", "Steady as She Goes" and "Hotel Yorba", he instantly reminded us how rich his 15-plus year history has been. Seven White Stripes songs made it into the setlist, including show-closer "Seven Nation Army". They played three by The Raconteurs.

Jack White

Jack also performed songs from his two solo records, such as the fiery instrumental "High Ball Stepper", as well as the tender "Blunderbuss". And much to our surprise, it turned out Run the Jewels weren't the only rappers on stage for the evening. Hip hop icon and A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip (who last played MSG during the 'Yeezus' tour, the greatest show Jack's ever seen in his life) appeared to drop a few lines during "That Black Bat Licorice", as well as perform the first verse from the Tribe classic "Excursions" from their second LP The Low End Theory. Video of that can be watched below too.

This concert was also streamed online live though Pandora. If you missed it, you can still listen to the loop through Monday (2/2). Starting Tuesday (2/3), the show will be available to stream by individual track.

Jack's tour continues in Ohio tonight. Remaining tour dates HERE. More pictures and the setlist from Jack's set, and the above-mentioned videos, below...

Continue reading "Jack White & Run the Jewels played MSG with guests Zack De La Rocha & Q-Tip (pics, videos, setlist)"

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