@skopemag news for may 7, 2019 @ 9 am est

Two Door Cinema Club Announce US Headline Tour + Album Due 6/14

Two Door Cinema Club continue to travel the world playing to sold out arena crowds from Mexico to Japan, from Australia to the US and beyond, taking their new music to ecstatic live audiences; a testament to the unabated passion of their ever-growing legions of fans. The band is renowned for their live show headlining festivals across Europe including a landmark headline performance in front of 35,000 people at London’s Finsbury Park to the main stages at Coachella and Lollapalooza each with over 50,000 in attendance.

SAMAEL Release New Video For “Hegemony”

S A M A E L are widely known for their Industrial Black Metal armed with wind sections passing through shivering synthesizers. On point and frighteningly brutal, fiery whirlwinds of hypnotic hammering riff forces overlay gruesomely gurgling vocals driving you over the edge.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Announce Fall Tour | “Family” Video Out Now!

Late last month, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors announced the release of Dragons with the album’s lead-off track, “Family” and debuted the video shortly thereafter. The video features many of Holcomb’s dear friends and family including The War and Treaty, NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah Akers from Judah & the Lion, Penny & Sparrow, Family & Friends, The New Respects, JOHNNYSWIM, The Secret Sisters, Devon Gilfillian, Jon McLaughlin, Ben Rector, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Darlingside, Carly Bannister, Mat Kearney, Colony House, Dave Barnes, Liz Vice, The Dirty Guvnahs, Stephen Kellogg, The Oh Hellos, JOSEPH, Sean McConnell, Lori McKenna, Propaganda, Natalie Hemby, Rich Brinsfield, Nate Dugger, and of course, Drew’s family: wife Ellie, daughter Emmylou, and sons Huck & Rivers.

New release :: “QUO VADIS” Out Now

Quo Vadis is a polished heavy track, a corrosive hypnotic way to the self determination of Draccar’s sound.

Eric Church Tops POLLSTAR’s Global Chart w/ “Double Down Tour”

With sold-out weekends of back-to-back shows the norm thus far on the critically-acclaimed Double Down Tour, multi-Platinum superstar Eric Church lands at the top of both Pollstar’s LIVE75 and Global Concert Pulse Charts this week.

According to Pollstar’s data, “Eric Church makes his stand at No. 1 [on the LIVE75 chart] with a ticket sales average of 13,987 from two-night engagements at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 29-30, American Airlines Center in Dallas on April 12-13 and Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (formerly Quicken Loans Arena) the following weekend.” This marks the second consecutive week Church has led the LIVE75.

Madonna Announces Madame X Tour: Series of Intimate Concert Experiences

Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album Madame X available globally on June 14, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theaters, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019. The Madame X Tour will then resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.

LORD DYING: Progressive Sludge Metallers Unveil “Nearing The End Of The Curling Worm” Video

The track comes by way of the band’sMysterium Tremendum full-length, released late last month via Entertainment One (eOne). Filmed by Nesto [www.nesto.co], the consuming, near-six-minute clips fuses performance footage with kaleidoscopic, often unsettling dreamscape imagery perfectly capturing the track’s monolithic heaviness both in sound and theme.

Incubus Announce 20th Anniversary Tour For Acclaimed Make Yourself Album

Having sold more than 23 million albums to date, award winning band INCUBUS has announced today they will be hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling album Make Yourself. The Grammy-nominated band will take the 20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond tour to 39 cities across the country, playing songs from that era as well as other songs spanning their career. Special guests Dub Trio, Wild Belle and Le Butcherettes will join on select dates.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour will begin on Friday, September 13 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and will travel across cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and others before concluding Saturday, December 7 at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach.

blink-182 And Lil Wayne Join Forces For Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Multi-platinum, award winning artists blink-182 and Lil Wayne announced they’ll be hitting the road together for the first time ever on a co-headlining tour across North America this summer. Special guest Neck Deep will join on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the massive 38-city outing will kick off June 27th in Columbus, OH and make stops in Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping September 16th in Cincinnati, OH. The tour will see both artists playing indoors and outdoors in arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. and Canada all summer long.

Maddie Wilson – “RIP”

Maddie is a young, yet experienced artist, an exceptional vocalist, songwriter, performer and an accomplished musician. She has shared the stage with many Country artists including Chris Young, Lonestar, and Danielle Bradbery, along with rock sensation Imagine Dragons, and mega YouTube star Lindsey Stirling.

New music: Damian Lynn – “Wait”

With Damian Lynn’s newest release “Wait”, the Swiss musician conveys a particular moment when there’s been a general feeling of complete exhaustion and a decision to give in until at the last possible second there’s hope to turn a situation around. This presents a quiet kind of intimacy, using expressive spatial quality balanced through electro beats and pizzicato strings.

Shannon Garcia // Music Video for “Spooky Action At A Distance”

THICK Share Video for “Your Mom” + Announce Tour

Released this spring, the band’s third EP and first release since signing to Epitaph Records, THICK bottles up the reckless energy of their live set and adds new textures to a gloriously scrappy sound they’ve labeled “girlwave.” The three-song release also reveals THICK’s particular brand of lyrical genius: calling out the stupidities of the status quo, and claiming their own space apart from the masses.

Billboard Interview Feature Runs, as Passion Pit Kicks Off Manners 10th Anniversary Tour

In a series of expansive new interview features, Passion Pit’s founding member and frontman Michael Angelakos discusses the band’s new tour marking the 10th Anniversary of their breakthrough debut album, Manners. He comments, “Ten years later, Manners seems to finally feel like the moment that it was: a tectonic shift during the strangest, most defining year of my life.”

Jesse Royal Releases New Single/Video: “LionOrder” Featuring Protoje

“‘LionOrder’ is a spiritual, sonic, and visual reflection of the confidence exuded by my exuberant generation,” Jesse says about the song. “A generation that, while acknowledging and honoring the tremendous works of the greats of the past, also fully understands the necessity of taking more steps and ensuring that this integral message that is reggae music connects with the youth of today, as well as serves to inspire the youth of tomorrow.”


Freaky Deaky Texas

Today, Disco Donnie Presents announces their annual Freaky Deaky Texas. Due to last year’s successful inaugural event, this year’s Halloween weekend celebration will take place at a new, expanded location at Houston Raceway, on October 26 and 27.

Entering its sophomore year, Freaky Deaky Texas is pleased to announce an exciting array of performances by forty plus artists across three stages, featuring luminaries Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Rezz, Tchami, Malaa, Green Velvet with a special 2-hour sunset set from Fisher. Today’s line up announcement also includes performances by some of today’s most cutting edge and celebrated electronic artists in the genre, including AC Slater, Ganja White Night, Lane 8, Rezz, Steve Aoki, Space Jesus, and Shiba San b2b Walker & Royce. Additional artists will also be announced in the upcoming months.


TV One continues its tradition of highlighting inspirational music figures with the premiere of the original film, THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY, which will air on Saturday, June 29 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C. Debuting during Black Music Month, the film’s stars include Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up, Greenleaf) in the lead role as Bobby DeBarge, Tyra Ferrell (Boyz InThe Hood, White Men Can’t Jump) as Etterlene DeBarge, Blue Kimble (Media) as Tommy DeBarge and Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge. Big Boi (Outkast) portrays legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, while Lloyd appears as Switch member Gregory Williams.

2019 Jones Beach Bandshell Schedule Announced

From late June through the end of August, Westbury-based NEFCU, in coordination with hospitality provider Centerplate and the Rick Eberle Agency/GNR Events, will present a full slate of music concerts, line dancing performances and special children’s music and movie events to be held under the famed bandshell at Field 4 on the Jones Beach Boardwalk.

In partnering with the Huntington-based music impresario Rick Eberle and Guy Brogna at All Music Inc (collectively GNR Events), NEFCU will be presenting an impressive lineup of free events for the community. In total, Eberle’s agency division GNR Events has put together 32 nights of performances running from June 22 through August 31, and a weekly “Family Cinema Night” comprising nine family-friendly movies starting at sunset every Thursday (excluding July 4) beginning June 27.

Lindsay Lou Releases New Song “Keep On Going”

Today, Nashville’s Lindsay Lou releases her country-soul inspired new song, “Keep On Going,” the first single from a new collection of music by the singer, songwriter, and musician that will be released over the next month.

The Foxfires – ‘Brooklandia’

“Brooklandia is a slow, meditative, atmospheric lament on the hardships of a relationship ending and moving forward, with the uncertainty of what is deemed acceptable or unacceptable while moving on, if you still love that person.”