Seven Reflections On The Arcade Fire Show In Nashville
I saw Jesus at the Arcade Fire show last night. So did Win Butler. As the already epic show entered encore mode, the “Neon Bible” singer introduced the organ-drenched fan favorite “Intervention” by saying, “this is the church song.” As he launched into the first verse, a man dressed as Jesus rose up on his friend’s shoulders from the pit, where the hardcore faithful were standing. “I never thought I’d see him that way, I’ll tell you that,” Butler deadpanned, without missing a beat. Then he missed a beat. “You fucked me up, I missed a whole verse now.” Seeing Jesus will do that to you.
Glen Campbell Cancels Tour Dates, Releases Video For “A Better Place”
The Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell, has been forced to cancel his Australian tour dates with Kenny Rogers. The Gympie Times reports that Campbell pulled out due to illness and believes his Alzheimer’s has progressed to a point where he is unfit for travel.
Bruce Springsteen “Gets Back” At London Organizers At Dublin Concert
Don’t cross the Boss.
Springsteen poked some good-natured fun at the authorities who shut down his headlining gig at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London on Saturday, July 14. Springsteen was in the midst of a dream duet with Sir Paul McCartney, having just performed “I Saw Her Standing There” and most of “Twist And Shout”, when policemen cut the power to the stage. The organizers cited the fact that the show had eclipsed the 11 p.m. curfew.
The Who Announces North American Tour Dates, Will Play Quadrophenia
The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will reunite for a 37-date North American tour, and will be playing their 1973 album, Quadrophenia.
The band announced the news today via a live video press conference.
“It’s been four years since we’ve been out,” Townshend said. “We’ve been trying to find something we could do together, Roger and I, for awhile. In a sense, Quadrophenia was something we both felt we could get together on.”
Read the entire article and see the tour dates here
Mumford & Sons will look to reconquer America this summer. The last time they were here, the British Americana band played a three-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium in their spiritual home of Nashville, Tennessee.
Now the quartet have unveiled their summer tour plans, which include four one-day, Gentlemen of the Road variety shows in Maine, Virginia, Illinois, and California. Tickets go on sale June 29 at all major outlets.
Mumford & Sons also have a new album in the works, slated for a September 24 release date. Check out the new song “Where Are You Now” here.
When The Dealing’s Done: The 2012 Bonnaroo Documentary
Kenny Rogers told us the importance of knowing when to walk away and knowing when to run – a lesson American Songwriter has never taken to heart. In fact, we stayed for all four days and nights of Bonnaroo, leaving the farm with compromised immune systems but also with a boatload of great memories.