During a recent show at Christchurch, New Zealand, Lorde surprised fans with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.” Stripping away dramatic theatrics, the rendition played out as a haunting folk tune that, carried by the same guitar melody, later morphs seamlessly into her Pure Heroine track, “400 Lux.” Continue reading →
After sharing a few singles from their forthcoming album Songs of Experience, rock icons U2 have announced that they’ll be touring behind the record in 2018, including a stop in Philly at the Wells Fargo Center on June 13. U2 shared the album’s first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me” in September, and before that released new song “The Blackout” via a live performance video. Listen to both songs below.
Christian Scott brings his innovative take on jazz at the intersection of popular music to World Cafe Live tonight. The New Orleans trumpeter recently released Diaspora, the second in a trilogy of albums all released in 2017. Check out XPN’s interview with Christian Scott about the new releases here, listen to the record below, and find tickets at the XPN Concert Calendar.Continue reading →
The Killers are going back to the old grind with an announcement of an upcoming tour this winter and a release date for their upcoming album, Wonderful, Wonderful — which will be out on September 22nd. Continue reading →
It’s Kendrick Lamar, people. I think that’s all that needs to be said in persuasion of the hip-hop king’s Wells Fargo Center show tonight. Not only will Kendrick be performing his acclaimed album DAMN., he’ll also be joined by a solid lineup of Travis Scott and D.R.A.M..So be there or be square. Check out the latest video release from the album for “ELEMENT” below and get tickets and more information here. Continue reading →
I am not a New Kids On The Block fan.I am also not a New Kids On The Block hater.I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, and adopted the persona wholeheartedly.I watched Saved By The Bell, had a slap bracelet, and saw Cool As Ice in theaters (if you’ve never heard of that, Google it and come back to berate me in the comments).NKOTB was something that permeated the era, so I knew their songs, I saw their videos, and yes, I memorized some lyrics.I watched the videos on MTV, and along with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men among many others, would record the video shows on VHS to watch over and over. Continue reading →
I hope you’ve already bought your 2018 planner, because here’s a date you’ll want to pencil in: LORDE will headline the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, April 2nd. The announcement comes alongside the release of the New Zealand pop star’s sophomore LP Melodrama, which follows up her 2013 debut Pure Heroine. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 23rd and will be available on the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch “Green Light” from Melodrama , Lorde’s new album, out now. Continue reading →
Our girl Janet Jackson is back after postponing her ‘Unbreakable’ tour multiple times, announcing the ‘State of the World’ tour. This 56-date run kicks off in September before heading up Sands Bethlehem Events and the Wells Fargo Center on November 11th and 13th, respectively. She wants this to be a celebration, saying “It’s [the tour] not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships, and just love.”
Nile Rodgers hinted at a rebirth of Chic with talks of their first new record in 25 years coming out in 2017, but now we’ve got something else to look forward to. Rogers and crew will be heading out on a summer tour (dubbed “2054: The Tour”) with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, landing at Wells Fargo Center on August 1st.
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor and his aptly named backing All-Star Band recently announced his plans for a 13-date US tour to take place this summer with Bonnie Raitt coming along to support. The mostly-east coast dwelling tour kicks off in Jersey on July 6th, only to bless the Wells Fargo Center on July 9th. Releasing his latest album Before This World in 2015, Taylor’s massive hits “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Fire & Rain” keep his die-hards coming back for more, and this tour should be jammed-packed with them.