Love and Rockets launched a new Instagram account this weekend with an inaugural post that asked fans to “stay tuned for some exciting news.”
Last week we shared some fairly rough video of a new New Order song, and now you can get a better look/listen to the track via some pro-shot video taken at Lollapalooza Brazil. And as Bernard Sumner notes, fan reports that the track was called “Drop the Guitar” were not on point.
Third time’s the charm? One-half of The Smiths reunited on stage Sunday for the third time in less than a year, as bassist Andy Rourke joined Johnny Marr toward the end of his Lollapalooza Brazil set to perform their former band’s classic “How Soon Is Now?”
New Order, which began making noise about recording new music not long into its current reunion, finally treated fans to some of that work this past weekend during the band’s slot at Lollapalooza Chile, debuting a new 6-minute number that bears the working title of “Drop the Guitar,”
New Order returns to American soil this March to perform at the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert, joining Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Joe Walsh and more at New York City’s Carnegie Hall to raise money for the nonprofit educational institution that’s dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture.
The Cure wrapped up its short “Great Circle Tour” with a headlining performance at the Lollapalzooza festival in Chicago on Sunday night, delivering a 2-hour, 26-song set — and for Robert Smith and Co., that’s a pretty gig — heavy on the band’s more poppy material. Check out the full webcast here.
Trent Reznor went full circle Friday night in Chicago, bringing his resurrected Nine Inch Nails back to Lollapalooza some 22 years after the band played the then-traveling tour’s inaugural year. This time, instead of landing a daytime slot under the hot sun, NIN headlined the festival’s first night.
While New Order’s set at Lollapalooza in Chicago was not part of the festival’s webcast last night, those watching the livestream did catch a glimpse of Bernard Sumner when he joined The Killers onstage — as he’s been known to do in the past — to help the band perform its souped-up cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.”
Can’t make it to Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza? Don’t worry, you can still see the three-day festival — well part of it, anyway — thanks to weekend-long livestream of the event, which will feature webcasts of performances by The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and more.
The Cure will return to Mexico — site of the band’s epic 4-hour, 50-song performance in an earthquake-rattled stadium on Robert Smith’s birthday this past April — for an arena concert in Monterrey on Oct. 8, the first date to emerge between the band’s headlining slots at the two-weekend Austin City Limits Music Festival.
The Cure next month will warm up for its pair of early August festival dates in North America — the band is playing both Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts in Montreal the weekend of Aug. 2-4 — with its first-ever Hawaiian concert, a July 30 headlining date in Honolulu.
This year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival won’t officially announce its lineup until May 7, but the event’s organizers are cleverly planting clues around Austin in newspaper ads, plastic cups, T-shirts and even bottle caps. And it’s the latter that, by all appearances, confirms The Cure will play the Texas festival.
Fresh off the first of the band’s two appearances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this weekend, New Order has begun rolling out U.S. tour dates in late July — including shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Boston — leading up to the band’s appearance at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.