So what’s the music news that’s got us buzzing this week? Find out with this week’s While You Were Away! We’re talking about the massive Glastonbury 2022 lineup, Creeper joining 2000trees, new music from Jack White, Ministry, and Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.
Creeper joins 2000trees 2022 lineup
After a week of announcements as part of their 7 Days of Trees series, 2000trees have confirmed seven new acts added to the bill, which includes Southampton punks Creeper. Other new additions include The Regrettes, GLOO, Calva Louise, Strange Bones, and Sick Joy.
This marks the fourth time Creeper have played the event. This time they’ll play the main stage before headliners Jimmy Eat World.
“2000 Trees gave Creeper one of our first festival experiences and they’ve believed in us ever since,” frontman Will Gould told NME, before describing the event as “an absolute mates-fest.”
“The new songs have allowed a much more dynamic, exciting and elaborate live show,” he continued. “There’s a real glam rock stomp to what we’re doing at the moment, which is where Creeper is at its best.”
2oootrees takes place from July 7th – 9th at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham. Get tickets here.
Ministry shares new video ‘Sabotage is Sex!’ featuring Jello Biafra
Ministry have released their new music video for “Sabotage is Sex!” featuring the iconic Dead Kennedys frontman, Jello Biafra. This marks the first time Biafra has ever appeared in an official music video.
“Jello and I have been friends and music collaborators for decades,” Jourgensen remarked in a press release. “I had no idea he’d never done a video before and I’m honored to pop that creative cherry for him on ‘Sabotage Is Sex.’ It’s crazy how tech savvy we’ve all gotten yet somehow it all seems very punk rock to shoot a video at home with just an iPhone. Who knows, maybe one day there will be a Lard video?”
Added Biafra: “My compliments to the chef!! Not like any other Ministry video either. It’s amazing what can be done dirt cheap in your bedroom, with some kool found footage and a few clever ideas. Two phones, two takes and my work is done. Fun! I knew there’d finally come a day where I could bust out those Fez hats kids stole from their parents, and threw at Dead Kennedys on our ‘85 FrankenChrist tour.”
Watch the video below.
Jack White Shares Two New Singles
Jack White has shared two new singles: “Hi-De-Ho” featuring Q-Tip and acoustic track “Queen of the Bees.”
The former song will appear on the “really hard” rock record Fear of the Dawn, out April 8th. Meanwhile, the latter can be heard on the more “mellow” Entering Heaven Alive, out July 22nd. Listen to the songs below.
Both singles will be pressed on a limited edition, tri-color 7″ available exclusively at Third Man Records’ Cass Corridor location in Detroit on April 9th.
Red Hot Chili Peppers release new song ‘Poster Child’
The accompanying animated video perfectly fits the song’s mellow and slinky groove. Watch it here. Listen to the song below.
“Poster Child” follows the previously released “Black Summer.” Unlimited Love, the band’s first album with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006, drops April 1st.
Glastonbury unveils 2022 lineup
After being postponed for three years, Glastonbury will have its triumphant return this year. Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, and Sir Paul McCartney are set to headline this year’s festival. Other acts on the bill include Diana Ross, Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion, Kacey Musgraves, Mitski, The Jesus and Mary Chain, HAIM, Doja Cat, and Charli XCX.
The lineup also includes Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, St. Vincent, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Primal Scream, Herbie Hancock, Crowded House, Clairo, Wet Leg, Supergrass, Big Thief, The Avalanches, Khruangbin, Caroline Polachek, Courtney Barnett, Foals, IDLES, Little Simz, Caribou, Arlo Parks, Yves Tumor, Fontaines D.C., Four Tet, beabadoobee, Nubya Garcia, Dry Cleaning, Black Midi, Girl in Red, Burna Boy, Bonobo, and more.
Glastonbury takes place June 22nd-26th at Worthy Farm in Pilton, UK. Tickets for the festival are sold out.
Tours on sale this week
CHVRCHES will return to North America in support of their latest album Screen Violence. The tour starts May 13th in Mexico City and wraps up with their Bonnaroo set on June 18th. Find details and tickets here.
Halestorm are heading out on their spring 2022 tour along with Stone Temple Pilots, Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH, and Black Stone Cherry on select dates. The trek kicks off May 10th in Billings, Montana and closes May 30th with a show in Missoula, Montana. See the full itinerary here.
GWAR will head out on the US leg of their 2022 “Black Death Rager World Tour” in May with Crowbar, Necrogolikon, and The Native Howl as support. The tour starts May 19th in Fort Wayne, Indiana and wraps up June 17th in Reading, Pennslyvania. Tickets on sale now.
Indie titans Pixies recently returned with a new song, “Human Crime,” dates for their 2022 tour. So far, only a handful of US dates have been released. The band will kick off their tour March 15th in Tucson, Arizona. Get all the details here.
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Cursive’s Tim Kasher, and Circa Survive’s Anthony Green are teaming up for a co-headline tour where they’ll participate in each other’s sets. “The Carousel Tour” kicks off May 1st in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and wraps up May 31st in Denver, Colorado. Tickets available here.