Though there are still six more months to go, 2015 is already shaping up to be an interesting year in music. Adele has just revealed that she’s planning to make a major return to the music circuit. The award-winning singer-songwriter has announced the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed and record-breaking album 21. The piece will be called 25 and will be supported by a tour. The news were shared through following tweet by the World Music Awards account:
TufAmerica, Inc. has just filed a lawsuit against Jay Z and Roc Nation in New York federal court for his sampling of 1969′s “Hook and Sling,” by Eddie Bo produced by Al Scramuzza, for Hov’s 2009 mega-hit “Run This Town.” So according to the suit “TufAmerica did not authorize the defendants’ reproduction, distribution or public performance of the audio recording ‘Run This Town’ in a music video or in the albums” reports the NY POST. The suit is also seeking a court order to block “any further distribution or exploitation” of the song “Run This Town.”
After having to postpone shows in Vancouver, Anaheim, Denver, and Minneapolis, Kanye West has to continue delay his ‘Yeezus Tour’, as today Complex has reported that both Chicago stops, set for November 7 and November 9, have also been postponed. The unfortunate setbacks were due to a tour truck crash, which resulted in the irreparable damage of a 60-foot circular LED screen that was used as part of the elaborate stage design. No dates have been set for the rescheduled concerts, but as soon as they become available we’ll be sure to share the update.
After his Holiday 2013 collection with Barneys, and the range of watches he collaborated with Hublot on, Mr Shawn Carter is expanding his line of products even further, with the announcement that he’s releasing his first men’s fragrance. The scent, entitled, “Gold,” is part of his ongoing fashion collaboration with Barneys and will be released there on November 2o, followed by a rollout on November 29 to 2,000 other stores nationwide.
The Yeezus Tour kicked off at the Key Arena in Seattle on Saturday night and aside from the epic stage show, one of the more buzzed about aspetcs of the spectacle was the tour merch. Ye teamed up with Brooklyn based artist Wes Lang for a bunch of shirts that draw inspiration from 80′s metal bands logos and album artwork, even utilizing the Confederate flag on a number of pieces.
Well, TDE frontman Kendrick Lamar is no doubt in high demand these days. After finishing up with Kanye West and the Yeezus tour, the Cali emcee will then be joining Eminem in New Zealand and Australia for a set of shows, titled Rapture. K Dot isn’t the only young spitter who will be making an appearance, though. Roc Nation’s own J. Cole will also be hitting the stage with Kendrick and Em in February of next year. The tour will come just months after Marshall will have dropped off his new The Marshall Mathers LP2 album, which is slated to arrive on November 5 of this year. Lamar also has a guest slot on the LP. See below for the list of coinciding tour dates and head here to further investigate ticket sales.
02-15 Auckland, New Zealand – Western Springs
02-19 Melbourne, Australia – Etihad Stadium
02-20 Brisbane, Australia – Suncorp Stadium
02-22 Sydney, Australia – ANZ Stadium
For a minute, it looked like Drake’s ‘Would You Like A Tour?’ has been liberated from all the drama prior to its start in Pittsburgh, PA. However, the second show, scheduled for Philadelphia, was abruptly canceled one hour before it was supposed to start. NBC Philadelphia points at the statement issued from the venue, stating that the concert was postponed because of “an unexpected technical issue:”
“Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake’s ‘Would You Like A Tour?’ concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18.”
The statement also confirmed that all tickets for last night’s cancelled show will be honoured at the new date in December. Fans had already been admitted into the Wells Fargo Center. According to Pitchfork, supporting act Miguel offered a compensation by giving a surprise performance to less than 100 people at Ortlieb’s.