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Dido returns with new album Still On My Mind and 2019 world tour dates

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Dido has returned with a new album after a 5-year hiatus and also announced her first tour in 15 years, where she will play songs from the new album ‘Still On My Mind’ alongside her classic records like “Thank You,” “Here With Me,” “White Flag” and “Life For Rent.”

The World tour, of 27 dates, kicks off in Europe on May 5th in Prague, with London’s Roundhouse on May 30th which will be followed by a North America tour in June. More info on the tour here. 

Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England with her long term collaborator and brother (Faithless founder) Rollo.

It was simple, I only wanted to make another album if it was with him’ says Dido. ‘It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home,” she said in a press release send to NDLYSS. It follows the 2013 release of the acclaimed ‘Girl Who Got Away’.

The first single of the album is the glorious ‘Hurricanes,’ which is available to download / stream starting today. It is also available as a free download with the pre-order of the album, available now.

Dido full world tour dates:

05.05 – Prague, Forum Karlín

07.05 – Zurich, Volkshaus

08.05 – Milan, Teatro degli Arcimboldi

10.05 – Munich, Circus Krone

11.05 – Vienna, Stadthalle

13.05 – Frankfurt, Alte Oper

15.05 – Berlin, Tempodrom

16.05 – Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

17.05 – Amsterdam, Paradiso

19.05 – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

20.05 – Brussels, Cirque Royal

21.05 – Paris, L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix

26.05 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

27.05 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

29.05 – Manchester, Albert Hall

30.05 – London, The Roundhouse

13.06 – Chicago, The Vic

15.06 – Toronto, Danforth Music Hall

17.06 – Boston, House of Blues

19.06 – New York, Terminal 5

21.06 – Washington DC, Lincoln Theatre

22.06 – Philadelphia, Union Transfer

25.06 – Los Angeles, The Wiltern

26.06 – San Francisco, Masonic

28.06 – Portland, Roseland

29.06 – Vancouver, Orpheum

30.06 – Seattle, Showbox SODO 

Pre-order the album here

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Brightness’ New Music Video ‘Dallas’ will make your Soul Cry

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Alex Knight who launched his career under the moniker Brightness dropped a new tracked, dubbed “Dallas” via I OH U. The mellow song was recorded in upstate New York with producer Sam Griffin Owens (Cass McCombs, Chris Cohen, Sam Evian), the song is – per Knight’s description – “about being spiritually hungry…the volatility and fragility of being in that state.” A heady offering equipped with slanting melody, baritone guitars, and erratic squalls that dunk you in cloudy space for the bulk of its duration, then slowly lifts you out in its final phrases to the sound of rapturous falsetto and luminous French horn.

“I wrote ‘Dallas’ when I was living alone in my brother’s garage. It’s probably hard to tell, but I was listening to a lot of Springsteen at the time, he said. I was inspired especially by his ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ record…the themes etc. I’d pretty much razed my life to the ground, and was intent on looking upwards…looking outwards.”

Knight affirms “the location and pairing (with Owens) couldn’t have been more fitting.” The song was recorded in Spillway Sound, a freshly opened studio nestled in the Catskills, a spread of nature known to stir wonder in those who’ve beheld it, from the addled attendees of Woodstock Festival to 19th-century transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The accompanying visual for “Dallas” is similarly gripping. Directed by Charlotte Evans, the video finds Knight in a state of insomnia-induced disarray, the singer slowly spiraling out in his unkempt bedroom as he becomes increasingly mesmerized by a preacher on TV. The song is the first taste of new music from a forthcoming album following his critically-acclaimed 2017 debut, Teething, and marks a darker shift in sound characterized by deeper contour, contrast, and confidence.

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Report: DaBaby to serve 1 Year Probation following Gun Case

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Buzzing, new rapper DaBaby has had a successful career run, thus far, with consecutive hits topping the Billboard charts over the past few months, but unfortunately, the 27-year-old’s success may slow down a notch with the bad news he just received.

According to TMZ, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office convicted the hip-hop star Thursday for carrying a concealed gun in a North Carolina case ––a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and 30 days in jail — the jail sentence was later suspended.

The incident reportedly dates back to November of last year where the rapper was involved in a heated altercation with a man inside a local Walmart, leaving one fatality from a bullet wound. The rapper says his actions were an act of self-defense for himself and his kids.

He was arrested in connection but it’s still unclear as to who shot the suspect, the DA’s office mention to the outlet.

While it appears DaBabay got off easy with this case, he is currently battling a lawsuit over an alleged attack by him and his entourage.

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J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Kenrick Lamar to Headline New Festival produced by Coachella promoters

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J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Kendrick Lamar are slated to headline Day N Vegas festival, a new hip-hop-drenched music festival scheduled for November 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tyler, the Creator Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Miguel, 6LACK, Kali Uchis, Juice WRLD, Brockhampton, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Nas X, Lil Baby, and YBN Cordae are also set to hit the stage at Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

Other performers on this year’s roster include Ab Soul, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock, along with Flatbush Zombies, Denzel Curry, Summer Walker, Rico Nasty, Lil Mosey, Megan Thee Stallion, J.I.D., DaBaby, Blueface, Polo G, Goldlink, Saba, Nav, Rich the Kid, Sheck Wes, Lil Tjay, Doja Cat, Smino, YK Osiris, Ski Mask the Slump God, Cuco, Lil Tracy, Flipp Dinero and Boogie.

Cole will headline Friday, November 1st, with Scott following on Saturday, the 2nd and Lamar closing out the fest on Sunday, the 3rd.

Tickets will go on sale June 28th. Fans can register for a pre-sale now via the festival site. Prices range from $299 plus fees (for three-day general admission tickets) through $899 plus fees (super VIP packages).

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