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The 1975 Announces North American Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
Today, The 1975 unveiled plans for an extensive North American tour and shared “Me & You Together Song” – the new song from Notes On A Conditional Form. Named as one of 2020’s most anticipated albums by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vulture, Notes On A Conditional Form will be released on April 24 by Dirty Hit / Interscope Records.

Produced by Live Nation, the headline tour will kick off on April 27 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX. The run will include shows at The Forum in Los Angeles (May 7), Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (May 11) and New York City’s Madison Square Garden (May 26). Phoebe Bridgers and Beabadoobee will support on most dates. The 1975 will also be performing at numerous 2020 festivals, including Bonnaroo. See below for itinerary.

The pre-order for pre-sale ticket access is available now at and will run through Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 PM local time. Fans will receive a unique code granting them first access to the best seats and General Admission tickets via the artist ticket pre-sale, which runs from Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 AM local time through Thursday, January 23, 10:00 PM local time at Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 24, at 9:00 AM local time.

One dollar from each ticket sold will go to One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that plants trees all over the world to fight climate change, protect biodiversity, empower communities and restore our planet. Their aim is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time.

“Me & You Together Song” debuted as the Hottest Record in the World earlier today when The 1975 performed it live on BBC Radio 1’s “Future Sounds with Annie Mac.”

Fans who pre-order Notes On A Conditional Form will instantly receive “Me & You Together Song” plus the opening track – “The 1975,” which features a Greta Thunberg monologue – and the singles “People” and “Frail State of Mind.” Placing “People” on its list of “The 100 Best Songs of 2019,” Pitchfork said, “The song is both a wake-up call and an admission of defeat—a balls-out strut to be played for the indifferent masses as the world burns.”

Notes On A Conditional Form is the follow-up to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the Manchester-based quartet’s third consecutive album to top The Official U.K. Albums chart. In the States, it claimed the No. 1 position on the Top Album Sales, Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. The single “Give Yourself A Try” has received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rock Song. The 1975 took honors for best British Group and British Album of the Year at the 2019 BRIT Awards and received two Ivor Novello awards – Songwriters Of The Year and Best Contemporary Song (“Love It If We Made It”).

After being named one of the best songs of 2018 by critics at The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vulture and NPR, “Love It If We Made It” also appeared on the Best Songs of the 2010s recaps. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and the band’s second studio album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, were included on Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 2010s list.

The Tour Dates:
April 27: Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 29: Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater (formerly Austin360)
May 2: Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
May 3: El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
May 5: Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
May 7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum +
May 8: Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre +
May 11: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 13: Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
May 14: St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 16: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
May 18: Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
May 19: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
May 21: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
May 23: Washington, DC @ The Anthem
May 26: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 29: Hanover, MD @ The Hall at Live! Casino and Hotel
June 2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
June 3: Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
June 5: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 6: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
June 8: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
June 9: Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 11: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center *
June 12: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival * +

Phoebe Bridgers will be direct support on all dates except *
Beabadoobee will be support on all dates except +

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The Governors Ball 2020 Lineup Is Revealed

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Readers of my PiercingMetal website know that I post a lot of Tours and Festivals items and over the last few days that area has been rife with stuff that you might want to check out (just click the highlighted text). Of course with “The Chronicles” being a mostly different audience there are going to be some unique live music announcements to share like this recent new from the folks behind The Governors Ball. I didn’t have a proper press release as much as a festival poster so here is the lineup for said affair.

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The Disco Biscuits Announce “Act 1” 2020 Tour

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The Press Release:
Electronic pioneers The Disco Biscuits have just announced their “Act 1 2020 Tour”. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM local time. In the meantime, fans can enter the “fanclub presale lottery”, which runs from now-Wednesday until 5PM ET. Visit the band’s website for more details on upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, HERE.

The Disco Biscuits recently released a cover of Blondie’s “Rapture” remixed by Party Pupils this past December as a holiday gift for fans. Purchase and stream the instrumental version of Blondie’s hit song, recorded live at Red Rocks, HERE.
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Bonnaroo Announces Full Lineup For 2020 Festival

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The Press Release:
Today, Bonnaroo reveals the initial lineup for the 19th annual edition of the internationally acclaimed four-day multi-stage camping festival set to take place June 11 – 14 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will once again present an extraordinarily diverse bill featuring top artists spanning countless genres and stylistic approaches performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event.

Thursday, June 11 will include: Grand Ole Opry Feat. Special Guests, Andy Frasco, Larkin Poe, The Regrettes and more. Friday, June 12, will feature: Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper and more. Saturday, June 13, will include: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions and more. Sunday, June 14, will see: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Rezz and more.
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Zac Brown Band Announces “The Owl Tour” Spring 2020 Dates

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The Press Release:
Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Zac Brown Band announced they are extending their highly successful summer 2019 “The Owl Tour” to include spring 2020 dates.

“The Owl Tour” celebrates and features music from the band’s newest album, The Owl, as well as hits from the band’s entire discography and a diverse range of cover songs that have become a signature part of any Zac Brown Band show. Featuring the dynamic melodies they have long been known for and new, genre-bending sounds, the album and tour draw inspiration from the mythology and mystery surrounding the Great Horned Owl that can see perfectly in the night, serving as a guide when we need sight even in the darkest of moments.
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