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The Killers are currently overseas in support of last year’s Battle Born. Earlier this week, they stopped by Manchester, UK — aka, the greatest city in Europe — where they surprised the locals by teaming with a local hero for a special cover.

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Wheewww! We cannot believe that just happened… Thanks so much to Weird Al and the whole BLAM! crew for an amazing (and super weird) celebration.

And now another new Bonnaroovian friend, Daniel Tosh, is here to run you through all the excitement of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup.

So our sights are set on June 13-16, 2013 in Manchester, TN. That’s four days and 700 acres of art, top-notch comedy, vendors, and, of course, more than 125 of your favorite musicians.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Saturday, February 23 at Noon EST onBonnaroo.com. Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets.

 

_Johnny-Marr

In stereogum’s interview with Johnny Marr, the guitar god said his new single, “Upstarts,” is a “lighthearted description of leaving school and getting screwed and not knowing enough to engage in some productive political discourse but still being wise enough to throw up your middle finger and say ‘Fuck you.’ I remember hearing this young political demonstrator refer to herself and her fellow protestors as ‘upstarts,’ which just seemed like such a lighthearted way to think of herself, especially considering that these protestors had just spent three days getting pummeled in the streets.”

Check it out.

— source: stereogum.com image from thisisnoretro.com

 

_Johnny-Marr

Johnny Marr ?” Shepherd?s Bush Empire ?” March 15th

Johnny Marr will play a show at Shepherd?s Bush Empire as part of his headline tour promoting his debut solo album, ?The Messenger?. This London show should be a tour highlight, before culminating in a show in his hometown of Manchester on March 22nd.

Needing no introduction, Marr has had an incredible career, from his time with possibly the greatest indie band of all time, The Smiths, to collaborations with numerous bands, such as Modest Mouse and The Cribs. He has earned himself a reputation as one of, if not the, greatest guitarists of all time. This is a show not to be missed!

?The Messenger?, recorded in Manchester and Berlin, and mastered at Abbey Road, has been garnering much critical acclaim. The brilliant title track which previewed the album will be joined by titles such as ?Word Starts Attack? and ?Upstarts?.

Speaking about the album, Marr stated: ?The underlying idea of the record is my experience of growing up in Europe,? he explains. ?When you?re away from your home city you?re more compelled to write about it, whether that?s because you?re homesick or you?ve got more objectivity, I don?t know. Growing up in the city influences you, and I?ve continued to see, stories and energy in it.?

Tickets are on sale now and pre-order bundles can be found at Johnny’s website here.

March Tour Dates:

10th ?” Oxford, O2 Academy

11th ?” Norwich, Waterfront

12th ?” Cambridge, Junction

14th ?” Brighton, Concorde

15th ?” London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

16th ?” Birmingham, HMV Institute

18th ?” Sheffield, Leadmill

19th ?” Glasgow, O2 ABC

20th ?” Liverpool, O2, Academy

22nd ?” Manchester, HMV Ritz

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— written by roisin kelleher for louderthanwar.com

 

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