Ghost’s new album, Prequelle, looks set to give them a Top 10 album in the UK and America. Prequelle is likely to enter the US Billboard charts at No.3, having sold between 49,000 and 54,000 copies. The band’s previous studio album, 2015’s Meliora, reached No.8 in the US.Prequelle is also sitting at No.6 in the UK midweek album charts. Meliora previously reached No.23 in Britain.
Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a new string of dates for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The upcoming second leg of the tour will take the classic rockers through the end of 2018. Skynyrd announced their final tour in January, launching it in May. The first leg is set to run through Sept. 1, wrapping in Atlanta at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The tour’s second leg begins on Sept. 22 in Las Vegas and wraps in Biloxi, Miss., on Dec. 8. The tour is slated to extend into 2019, but those dates have not yet been announced. Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot are among the artists who will perform as special guests during the tour. You can find more information in the link below.
‘A Night With Duran Duran’ Trailer Is Released Featuring Interviews With Nile Rodgers, Cindy Crawford & More
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Duran Duran’s formation, the U.K.’s BBC Four will devote a night of programming to the British band with a pair of documentaries. Duran Duran: A Night In traces the TV and movies that inspired the group. Its companion film, Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know, will take a deep dive into the band’s history and unearths previously unseen archive footage and rare demos. Boys on Film — A Night With Duran Duran special features interviews with models Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, and the members of the classic lineup, including Andy Taylor, who left the band for a second time in 2006. Duran Duran will be “heading back into the studio to work on a new record”, according to their manager Wendy Laister. Their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, peaked at No. 5 in the U.K. and No. 10 in the U.S. following its release in 2015.
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience Confirms 2018 Lineup Including Mumford & Sons, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle And More
The lineup for the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has been revealed; Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino and Arctic Monkeys will headline the three-day event Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans’ City Park. They’ll be joined by such name rock acts as Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle and Highly Suspect. Festival attendees will also get to see sets from Odesza, Martin Garrix, Modest Mouse, 21 Savage, Janelle Monae, Zeds Dead, Tipper, Third Eye Blind, Ty Dolla Sign, AJR, Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr. and more. Three-day general admission tickets as well as VIP and Platinum packages are available for purchase now. Check here for general admission ticketing.
System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has confirmed that System Of A Down have no plans to record a new album. Speaking to Revolver, Malakian said that attempts to record a follow-up to 2005’s Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums have fallen apart, blaming “creative differences”. “I couldn’t say ever, but as of right now, it’s not looking like we’re doing something together soon,” he said.“ I can’t close the book on it and say it’s done forever. We still play live. We’re all still friends.” Meanwhile, Malakian has resurrected his side project, Scars On Broadway — now rebranded as Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway. The band recently released two brand new songs, Lives and Dictator, and their new album, also titled Dictator, will be released on July 20.