Brooklyn Indie dance punk duo Matt and Kim are currently appearing at select dates on the 2011 Honda Civic Tour. Photos © Live4ever Media
The hometown show for Arcade Fire will also offer the band an opportunity to further contribute to the KANPE charity, with the first 100 people who make a donation of $200 or more to the fundraisers receiving passes to the VIP area on the day of the show.
The Flaming Lips‘ headline appearance at the recent Osheaga festival in Montreal, Quebec was marked by an unusual encore to say the least when the band’s frontman Wayne Coyne ‘married’ a couple live on stage.
As the band prepared to bring their set to a close, which again featured a performance of the classic 1999 album ‘The Soft Bulletin‘ in its entirety, a couple dressed as characters from The Wizard Of Oz, named as Graham and Robyn, were invited to the stage, with Coyne declaring:
“By the power of The Flaming Lips, the universe and LSD, I now pronounce you man and wife!”
The couple were later married officially by a minister behind the festival’s main stage.
In an interview with the Live4ever Ezine last winter, ex Seahorses and Yards frontman/songwriter Chris Helme discussed getting ready to release his new single, writing material for his new album and looking forward to hitting the road again.
While the new album is still to be released, his UK tour is now well underway, and Live4ever was in attendance for one of these dates, at a converted church in Scunthorpe.
After a night of classic tunes such as ‘Blinded by the Sun‘ ‘Love is the Law‘ and his more recent release, ‘Pleased‘, together with the beautifully crafted Yards favourite ‘Fire Flies‘, whose emotional tone echoed and resonated within the church’s tall ceiling, which contributed to a true performance in every sense, we sat down with Chris to talk through his thoughts on the tour so far, and the delays which have affected his new album.
Kings Of Leon have now cancelled all the remaining dates of their troubled US tour amid rumours of growing tensions within the band.
Last weekend, the four-piece halted a gig in Dallas mid-set after frontman Caleb Followill left the stage blaming health issues, and then postponed a second Texas show in Houston a day later, which prompted bass player Jared Followill to admit to ‘problems’ within the group when writing on Twitter.
Noel Gallagher has confirmed the details of his first UK solo dates with The High Flying Birds in support of the forthcoming eponymous debut album.
As previously announced at a London press conference earlier last month, the tour will be launched in Dublin at the Olympia Theatre on October 23rd, followed by newly-confirmed dates at Edinburgh Usher Hall (27th), and the London Hammersmith Apollo (29th).
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