ROCK NEWS REPORT 11 MAY 18

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

NINE INCH NAILS ANNOUNCES NEW EP, NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Nine Inch Nails will release a new EP titled Bad Witch on June 22nd, billing the six-track release as the final installment of the trilogy of EPs that also includes 2016's Not The Actual Events and 2017's Add Violence. In addition, the band will embark this fall on the "Cold And Black And Infinite" 2018 North American tour in support of the disc. The trek will launch on September 13th in Phoenix, Arizona and feature two-night stands in a number of cities, wrapping with four dates at the Palladium in Los Angeles in early December.

  • The Jesus And Mary Chain will be the opening act for the entire run.
  • Tickets to the tour at being offered at physical pre-sale events beginning on May 19th at each venue's box office, with the exception of a Denver-area show that will be available on May 20th.
  • All seats for the tour will be offered on an in-person, first-come-first-served basis only with a four-ticket limit per show. Remaining tickets may be offered through other means at a later date, but the plan is to get as many tickets as possible into the hands of fans rather than resellers.
  • Newly announced Nine Inch Nails tour dates (subject to change):
    November 27 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    November 28 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Story source: press release

SIDE NOTES: The track list for Bad Witch consists of "S**t Mirror," "Ahead Of Ourselves," "Play The Goddamned Part," "God Break Down The Door," "I'm Not From This World" and "Over And Out."

CHECK IT OUT: Pre-order the new EP here and get more info on the tour here


JACK WHITE SAYS DUMPSTER DIVING LED HIM TO PUNK ROCK

Jack White said in a new interview on the Questlove Supreme podcast that dumpster diving led him to punk rock and ultimately changed his life. White recalled how he used to poke around the dumpsters that had been installed around Detroit to fight the city's rat problem, explaining, "I found the Stooges' first album on vinyl in one of those dumpsters -- and that really changed my life. I recorded 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' on 4-track because of that, and it led me into punk rock in a bigger way."

  • White also cited classic rock acts such as Deep Purple, the Beatles and Led Zeppelin as major early influences, even suggesting that Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut could be considered the best debut album of all time.
  • Also in the interview with Questlove, White discussed his dislike for cell phones and how he worked at his own upholstery business until the White Stripes released their second album, De Stijl, in 2000.
  • White issued his third solo album, Boarding House Reach, on March 23rd, four years after 2014’s Lazaretto. It was produced and recorded at Sear Sound in New York City, Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, and White's own Third Man Records Studio in Nashville.
  • White recorded the album with an extensive new lineup of musicians that includes performers who have played with artists like Beyoncé, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Fishbone, David Byrne and many others, along with several of his own regular players.
  • White is on a North American tour that next brings him to the Boston Calling festival on May 26th.

Story source: Rolling Stone

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