Brandi Carlile: New Album, Tour Dates & New Song “The Joke”!

Brandi Carlile has long been one of my favorite artists, her song, “The Story,” is one of my all-time favorite songs, and her last album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, is one of my all-time favorite albums. So I’m very excited that she just announced her new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, will be released on February 16th. It’s definitely my most anticipated album of 2018. Below are Brandi’s live performance video, audio, and lyrics of the new album’s first single, “The Joke,” the album’s track list, and tour dates.



“The Joke” by Brandi Carlile Lyrics:

“You’re feeling nervous, aren’t you, boy?
With your quiet voice and impeccable style
Don’t ever let them steal your joy
And your gentle ways, to keep ’em from running wild
They can kick dirt in your face
Dress you down, and tell you that your place
Is in the middle, when they hate the way you shine
I see you tugging on your shirt
Trying to hide inside of it and hide how much it hurts
(Chorus)
Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies, I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them
You get discouraged, don’t you, girl?
It’s your brother’s world for a while longer
We gotta dance with the devil on a river
To beat the stream
Call it living the dream, call it kicking the ladder
They come to kick dirt in your face
To call you weak and then displace you
After carrying your baby on your back across the desert
I saw your eyes behind your hair
And you’re looking tired, but you don’t look scared
(Chorus x 2)”

By The Way, I Forgive You Album Tracklist:

1. Every Time I Hear That Song
2. The Joke
3. Hold Out Your Hand
4. The Mother
5. Whatever You Do
6. Fulton County Jane Doe
7. Sugartooth
8. Most Of All
9. Harder To Forgive
10. Party Of One

Brandi Carlile Tour Dates:

December 13—Anaheim, CA—House of Blues
December 15—Stanford, CA—Memorial Auditorium
December 16—Davis, CA—Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
December 17—Grass Valley, CA—Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Auditorium
January 12-14—Cancun, Mexico—Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya
February 4-11—Cayamo, A Journey Through Song
March 3—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom
March 4—Bellingham, WA—Mt. Baker Theatre
March 30—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre (on sale 11/17)
March 31—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre (on sale 11/17)
April 5—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre (on sale 11/18)
April 6—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre (on sale 11/18)
April 21-22—North Charleston, SC—High Water Fest
May 4—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre (on sale 11/17)
June 15—Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre (on sale 11/17)
August 12—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (on sale 11/17)

Brandi Carlile Official Site

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St. Vincent & David Byrne: New Free EP Download!

St. Vincent and former Talking Heads singer David Byrne are following up last year’s Love This Giant collaboration with a new tour and a free download of their new 5-song EP, Brass Tactics. Brass Tactics is comprised of live tracks from the Love This Giant Fall tour, remixes, and a song that didn’t make it onto the Love This Giant album. You can download the Brass Tactics EP mp3s by entering your email address below.

Muruch Love This Giant Review

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Love This Giant Official Site

2013 Love This Giant Tour Dates:

6/12 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
6/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
6/15 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
6/16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Belk Theater
6/20 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theatre
6/21 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
6/22 – Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
6/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Confederation Park, Ottawa Jazz Festival
6/25 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
6/27 – New Bedford, MA @ The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
6/28 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
6/29 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
6/30 – Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theater
7/2 – Louisville, KY @ The Kentucky Center – Whitney Hall
7/5 – Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Music Festival
7/6 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
7/7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
7/8 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
7/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
7/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
7/13 – Littleton, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield
7/14 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Town Park
7/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
7/17 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
7/18 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
7/20 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
7/21 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
8/18 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Haskolabio
8/20 – Oslo, Norway @ Folketeatret
8/21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Filadelfiakyrkan
8/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Salen
8/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar
8/25 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn
8/27 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
8/28 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
8/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
8/30 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Fest
9/3 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseu Lisboa
9/4 – Portugal, Portugal @ Coliseu Do Porto
9/6 – Madrid, Spain @ Teatrp Circo Price
9/7 – Barcelona, Spain @ The National Auditorium of Catalonia
9/9 – Brescia, Italy @ Vittoriale Theatre
9/11 – Rome, Italy @ Auditorium Parco Della Musica
9/12 – Florence, Italy @ Teatro Verdi

Boyz II Men 2013 Tour

I know I’m dating myself here, but I loved Boyz II Men when I was in middle school. “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye,” “Motown Philly,” “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “On Bended Knee,” “Water Runs Dry”…any one of those songs brings back a million adolescent memories. So I was very excited to learn that Boyz II Men will kick off a new summer tour on May 31st.

Unfortunately and shockingly, “The Package” tour also features New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. Ugh. How did that happen? I know Boyz II Men’s releases in the past decade have received mixed reviews – and rightly so, due to their unnecessarily slick pop production. But their voices are as strong as ever (as proved by their acapella singing during recent tv interviews) and I would still love to hear those harmonies live. I don’t think they belong anywhere near washed up boy bands.

The good news is that Boyz II Men are supposed to be the opening act for every date, so you can see them in concert and leave before the boy bands take the stage.

Boyz II Men “The Package” Tour Dates:

May 31 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 1 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
June 2 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 4 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
June 6 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 8 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 9 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
June 11 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
June 13 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 14 Washington DC Verizon Center
June 15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
June 19 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
June 20 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
June 21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
June 22 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
June 25 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
June 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 29 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy
June 30 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
July 5 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center Arena
July 6 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 7 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
July 9 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
July 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Boyz II Men Official Site

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Fiona Apple: 2012 Summer Tour Dates!

As we eagerly anticipate the June 19th release of Fiona Apple’s new album, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do, I’m happy to announce Fiona will be gracing the nation with a rare summer tour. Dates below. If you missed it the first time ’round, also check out our review of Fiona’s recent Chicago concert.

Fiona Apple 2012 Summer Tour Dates

6/19 Ithaca, NY: State Theatre
6/20 Baltimore, MD: Lyric Opera House
6/22 Mashantucket, CT: MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
6/23 Holyoke, MA: Mountain Park
6/24 New York, NY: The Governors Ball – Randall’s Island
6/26 Washington, DC: Warner Theatre
6/27 Upper Darby, PA: Tower Theatre
6/29 Danbury, CT: Ives Concert Park
6/30 Boston, MA: Citi Performing Arts Center
7/1 Portland, ME: State Theatre
7/3 Montreal, QC: Olympia Theatre
7/4 Toronto, ON: The Sound Academy
7/6 Cleveland Heights, OH: Cain Park
7/7 Detroit, MI: The Fillmore Detroit
7/9 Grand Rapids, MI: Meijer Gardens
7/10 Chicago, IL: Chicago Theatre
7/11 Indianapolis, IN: Murat Theatre
7/13 Nashville, TN: Ryman Auditorium
7/14 St. Louis, MO: Peabody Opera House
7/16 Minneapolis, MN: Orpheum Theatre
7/17 Kansas City, MO: The Midland by AMC
7/20 Denver, CO: Paramount Theatre
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT: Kingsbury Hall – University of Utah
7/24 Vancouver, BC: Orpheum
7/25 Seattle, WA: Paramount Theatre
7/26 Portland, OR: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
7/28 Oakland, CA: Fox Theater
7/29 Hollywood, CA: Hollywood Palladium

Buy Fiona Music @ Amazon

Fiona Apple Official Site

Cate Le Bon: New Mp3 & Tour

Cate Le Bon’s low key, French pop-folk style is similar to Nico, but with a modern indie-rock twist. Cate will join St. Vincent on their upcoming tour. You can download a free, legal mp3 of her new single, “Puts Me To Work,” and see her tour dates below. The song will be featured on Cate’s 2012 album, CYRK.

Cate Le Bon – Puts Me To Work (mp3)*

*mp3 hosted by label & posted w/ permission of artist’s PR rep

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Cate Le Bon & St. Vincent Tour Dates:

10/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ McGuire Theatre (2 shows)
10/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
10/05 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
10/07 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
10/08 – Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/22 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
10/24 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater at ACL Live
10/25 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Tiptina’s
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
11/01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/03 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/04 – Boston, MA @ Royale

Cate Le Bon Official Site