With U2 now about halfway through the initial U.S. leg of its The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, the Irish megaband today announced the trek will continue into fall, adding a short second American leg as well as dates in Mexico and South America following its European run this summer.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include deluxe expanded reissues from U2 and Bob Marley, plus an Erasure remix EP.
U2 opened its The Joshua Tree 2017 global stadium tour in Vancouver, B.C., last night, a performance that not only saw the band playing its classic 1987 album in its entirety but also debuting a new song and digging up a rarely played fan favorite in The Unforgettable Fire’s “A Sort of Homecoming.”
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include music from Thurston Moore, Mark Mulcahy, Pet Shop Boys and U2.
U2 today marked the 30th anniversary of the release of The Joshua Tree by announcing a new expanded, multiformat reissue of the 1987 album that will include B-sides, outtakes, a concert recorded that year at New York’s Madison Square Garden and a set of newly commissioned remixes.
The death of Casey Kasem on Sunday reminded different people of different things, from those long-distance dedications on “American Top 40” to his iconic voicing of Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” But for some of us, Kasem’s greatest achievement was his most unintentional.
Thirty years after drawing an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California, the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend — will be commemorated next month with a DVD concert film featuring performances by U2, The Clash, English Beat, INXS and more.
Thirty years ago tonight, U2 braved a cold Colorado rainstorm to perform at the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre just west of Denver, a concert on the band’s War tour that was filmed and released on video as “Under a Blood Red Sky,” cementing Bono and Co.’s reputation as live act.
Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long Best of the ’80s feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to determine just what were the best albums of each year of the 1980s — and then, when that’s all said and done at the end of 2013, we’ll run a monster best-of-the-decade poll.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping make a feature-length documentary about the so-called ‘Woodstock of the ’80s’ — the 1982 US Festival, which featured Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, The B-52s, The Cars, Ramones, Gang of Four and more — to be released this Labor Day weekend on the event’s 30th anniversary.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.
Twenty-five years ago today, U2 cemented itself as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s giants, releasing its epochal album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ To celebrate this milestone, we present the band’s infamous “Save the Yuppies” concert from Nov. 11, 1987, when U2 set up in Justin Herman Plaza at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center for a free concert.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.