Another Monday, another new edition of While You Were Away! This week we’re talking about Madonna’s new lawsuit, Green Day’s wholesome “Bobby Sox” video, the 2024 Coachella lineup, and more.
Cage The Elephant share comeback single ‘Neon Pill’
The song was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas and produced by John Hill. The track picks up the psychedelic sonic director of their 2019 Social Cues. Though the band didn’t announce a new album, they’ve been in the studio working on their next record. Hopefully, they’ll share more details soon.
Listen to “Neon Pill” below.
Green Day have a backyard party in ‘Bobby Sox’ video
Directed by Ryan Baxley and Brendan Walter, the clip shows the band performing the song at a wild backyard party. The clip features various cameos from the band’s friends and peers, including Destroy Boys’ Violet Mayugba, The Linda Lindas, Anaiah Rasheed Muhammad from Zulu. It ends with a sweet display of all kinds of love, including frontman Billie Joe Armstrong getting smooches from his bandmates.
Watch the video below.
Coachella 2024: Lana Del Rey, No Doubt, Tyler the Creator, and Sublime
Coachella has revealed its 2024 lineup led by headliners Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, and Doja Cat, plus special reunion performances from No Doubt and Sublime.
This marks the first time No Doubt has performed together in nine years. Meanwhile, Sublime’s surviving members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, will perform with Bradley Nowell’s song, Jakob.
Other acts on the bill include Blur, Ice Spice, Deftones, Justice, Peso Pluma, Grimes, Gesaffelstein, ATEEZ, J Balvin, Bizarrap, LE SSERAFIM, Oneohtrix Point Never, Carin León, Reneé Rapp, Faye Webster, Bleachers, Khruangbin, Jon Batiste, Jhené Aiko, Brittany Howard, Kevin Abstract, The Rose, The Last Dinner Party, Tyla, Suki Waterhouse, Chapelle Roan, Taking Back Sunday, Black Country, New Road, Mdou Moctar, Feeble Little Horse, and more. See the full lineup below.
Coachella takes place takes place over two weekends, April 12th-14th and April 19th – 21st, at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. Get tickets here.
Madonna fans launch lawsuit over late concert starting times
Madonna is facing a federal class action lawsuit over her allegedly delayed starting times of three New York concerts. Billboard reports ticket buyers Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden filed a complaint in Brooklyn on January 17th claiming Madonna breached her contract with concertgoers and violated New York state laws by starting her show more than two hours later than the scheduled 8:30 PM starting times.
“Defendants’ actions constitute not just a breach of their contracts… but also a wanton exercise in false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices,” the attorneys wrote.
In the complaint, the plaintiffs said they “would not have paid for their tickets” to a December 13th show “had they known that the concerts would start after 10:30 p.m.” and added that there was a failure “to provide any notice to the ticketholders that the concerts would start much later than the start time printed on the ticket and as advertised.”
As a result, concertgoers got out of the show after 1:00 a.m. and were “left stranded in the middle of the night” due to “limited public transportation” and rideshare surge pricing. They claim further harm was caused because the show was on a weeknight, meaning they “had to get up early to go to and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day.”
Tours on sale this week
The mysterious Sleep Token have announced a spring 2024 North American Tour with Empire State Bastard as support. The outing starts April 30th in Phoenix, Arizona following their appearance at Sick New World on April 27th. The tour concludes with a two-night stint in Toronto May 27th – 28th. Get all the details here.
Sum 41 will launch their final North American tour this spring. Joined by The Interrupters as support, the tour launches on April 19th in Omaha, Nebraska, and runs through October 5th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Find all the dates here.
New York’s Governors Ball has unveiled its 2024 lineup featuring SZA, Post Malone, and The Killers, along with Peso Pluma, 21 Savage, Rauw Alejandro, Alex G, Reneé Rapp, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tyla, Faye Webster, Kevin Abstract, Blondshell, and Chappell Roan. The festival takes place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York from June 7th – 9th. Tickets on sale now.
Jesus Piece and Sanguisugabogg will hit the road this spring for a co-headline tour. The trek starts April 11th in Columbus, Ohio, and wraps up May 11th in Boston, Massachusetts. Find all the details here.