What do Coldplay, She & Him, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have in common? All have new releases, reissues and/or tours set to arrive later this year.
Here are highlights of some of the most recent releases to land in my stuffed inbox. Hey, and have you heard Coldplay's "Paradise"? Talk about an infectious, "can't get it out of your head" single, wow!
“PARADISE,” THE NEW SINGLE FROM COLDPLAY’S MYLO XYLOTO, TO BE RELEASED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Mylo Xyloto To Be Released In U.S. On Monday, October 24th
Album Pre-Order Begins Today On The iTunes Store Worldwide
“Paradise,” the new single from Coldplay’s upcoming album, Mylo Xyloto, is available beginning Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The album pre-order for Mylo Xyloto also begins today on the iTunes Store worldwide (www.itunes.com). See below for the full track listing. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of “Paradise.” The track ships to radio today. Capitol Records has scheduled Mylo Xyloto for U.S. release on Monday, October 24, 2011. It will be available in digital, CD and vinyl formats and as a special limited edition Pop-Up album.
“[The new songs] suggest Coldplay’s forthcoming album may be more gritty, fun, strange and (yes) danceable than any so far,” observed Rolling Stone. Just as the album art was inspired by the work of New York graffiti artists of the 1970’s, Mylo Xyloto takes its cue from the sense of freedom those artists embodied. Songs like the frenetic “Hurts Like Heaven” and “Major Minus” – described by Billboard as “an ominous, thundering beast of a song with rattling guitars, potent (and rare) Buckland solos, and restless, shifting musical patterns” – contrast sharply with the delicate “Us Against The World,” the shimmering summer single “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and “Charlie Brown,” with its transcendent message of hope for the outsider in all of us. The track “Princess of China” features vocals by Rihanna. Mylo Xyloto was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno.
Coldplay – comprising Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin – has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY® Awards, six Brit Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. The band’s last album, 2008’s Viva La Vida, charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
The track listing for Mylo Xyloto is as follows:
1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
4. Charlie Brown
5. Us Against The World
7. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
8. Major Minus
10. Princess of China
11. Up In Flames
12. A Hopeful Transmission
13. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
14. Up With The Birds
Coldplay – Upcoming Festival Dates
9/16 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
9/23 Las Vegas, NV iHeart Radio Music Festival
9/24 Atlanta, GA Music Midtown
10/1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock In Rio
Merge Records is set to release She & Him’s first-ever holiday recording, A Very She & Him Christmas, on Oct. 25.
A collection of holiday tunes from two of music’s most impressive artists – Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward, it was inspired by seminal holiday albums by The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more.
The holiday collection sees the duo stepping back slightly from the layered, lush aesthetic of their critically acclaimed second album, "Volume Two," often recording with just acoustic guitar and vocals.
The track listing is:
The Christmas Waltz
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Little Saint Nick
The Christmas Song
For more information, visit http://www.mergerecords.com/
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES
2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
‘LIVE BULLET’ AND ‘NINE TONIGHT’ CONCERT ALBUMS
REMASTERED WITH BONUS TRACKS IN STORES SEPTEMBER 13
Detroit, MI – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have announced new dates for the second leg to their 2011 North American Tour (see below). The dates will include a wide range of venues including New York’s newly renovated Madison Square Garden, the Eastern Michigan University campus, Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino, and Seger’s first stadium festival show in decades, Orlando Calling. Additional dates will be announced shortly including the West coast swing of Seger’s tour. Fans can expect Seger and his Silver Bullet Band to perform timeless classics like “Night Moves” and “Old Time Rock & Roll” alongside new songs from his upcoming new release.
On Tuesday, September 13, Capitol/EMI will reissue Seger’s multi-platinum Live Bullet and Nine Tonight concert albums digitally remastered with exclusive bonus tracks. Both titles will be released with restored original artwork and updated packaging and offered in a special CD/T-Shirt Box combination at select retailers.
Seger & his Silver Bullet Band’s live performances led to record sales in excess of 51 million including 11 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA-certified album awards. Seger holds the distinction in 2010 for the #1 Catalog Album of the Decade for his Greatest Hits, which has sold over nine million copies (U.S.A.) to date, posting an unbroken 16-year streak on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums and Catalog Albums charts.
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED DATES
Show Date City Venue On Sale Date
Wed, Nov 2 Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan University Sat, Sep 24
Fri, Nov 4 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Sat, Sep 24
Wed, Nov 9 Evansville, IN Ford Center Sat, Sep 17
Fri, Nov 11 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center Sat, Sep 24
Sun, Nov 13 Orlando, FL Orlando Calling Festival On Sale Now
Tue, Nov 15 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena Sat, Sep 24
Thu, Nov 17 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Sat, Sep 24
Sat, Nov 19 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center Sat, Sep 24
Fri, Nov 25 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena Sat, Oct 08
Sat, Nov 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sat, Sep 17
Tue, Nov 29 Worcester, MA DCU Center Sat, Sep 24
Thu, Dec 01 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Sat, Sep 24
Sat, Dec 03 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat, Oct 1