While You Were Away: Harry Styles Announces Multi-city Residencies, Madonna Announces New Compilation, Daniel Radcliffe Channels ‘Weird Al’ And More
This week on While You Were Away we’re talking about new massive shows from Harry Styles, Madonna’s mega compilation dance album, Daniel Radcliffe in the first trailer for the “Weird Al” biopic and more.
Madonna announces career-spanning dance album ‘Finally Enough Love’
Madonna has announced a new retrospective album, Finally Enough Love, which celebrates her decades of dance hits.
The Queen of Pop curated the remix album, which features many of her top hits along with previously unreleased material. The album will be released as a standard 16-track edition and a 50-track deluxe edition titled Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones.
The 16-track edition will arrive on streaming services June 24th. Both the 16-track and the 50-track versions will be released as digital downloads and CD and vinyl on August 19th. Pre-orders can be found here.
Harry Styles announces multi-date residencies across North America
Harry Styles have announced a series of multi-date residencies in cities across North America. Dubbed “Love on Tour” the 32-date outing includes 10 nights at New York’s Madison Square in September and at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum in November. He’ll also play multiple shows in Toronto, Austin, and Chicago.
Different open acts will join Styles for each of the residencies. Blood Orange will open the New York shows, while Ben Harper will support the Los Angeles dates. Other openers include Madi Diaz (Toronto), Gabriels (Austin), and Jessie Ware (Chicago).
A Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale goes live Wednesday, May 25th at 12 PM local time. Fans can register for access from now through Thursday, May 19th here. General tickets go on sale Thursday, May 26th at 12 PM local time. Check out all the dates here.
Cradle of Filth part ways with guitarist and keyboardist
The Cradle of Filth lineup is going through some changes. The band recently revealed they are parting ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Frontman Dani Filth released a statement on the lineup change along with revealing their replacements.
Shaw will be replaced by Donny Burbage while Iratni will be replaced by Zoe Marie Federoff.
“Unfortunately it just is what is. If someone feels that their tenure with the band has ended, then who am I to argue with that?” Filth said in the statement posted on the band’s Facebook page. “We have to respect that people have personal commitments and/or sometimes find the career choice of being in a band like Cradle a tad overwhelming.”
Filth continued, “That being said, the band are continuing as indefatigably as ever, with a slew of Summer festival dates happening after the tour with Danzig in the US and Canada, plus further Autumn announcements to follow swiftly after. We also have another exciting announcement to share, but all in due course! Regardless of what befalls us, we stay FILTHY!”
Read the full statement on Facebook.
Watch Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” Yankovic in the debut trailer for upcoming biopic
Daniel Radcliffe stars as “Weird Al” Yankovic in the debut trailer for the upcoming biopic WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story.
The movie was written by Yankovic alongside Eric Appel, who also directed the film. According to a press release the film “holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle,” promises a press release. “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.”
Watch the trailer below.
Tours on sale this week
Bonobo recently announced a slew of North American tour dates in support of his latest album Fragments. The tour kicks off September 10th in Montreal and wraps up October 22nd in Los Angeles, California. Get tickets here.
Hot off the heels of their new album, WE, Arcade Fire have announced a massive tour. Split between a UK/European leg and a North American leg, the tour starts in August. Tickets are on sale now.
A Day to Remember will hit the road this summer and fall on the “Just Some Shows” and “Just Some More Shows” tour with The Used, The Ghost Inside, Beartooth, Bad Omens, Movements, and Magnolia Park. The trek kicks off July 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. Tickets are currently on sale.
Silverstein, The Amity Affliction, Holding Absence and Unity-TX will tour North America later this summer, which shows kicking off August 25th in Phoenix, Arizona. Get tickets and details here.