While You Were Away: Foo Fighters Announce Horror Movie, Placebo Announces New Album, Ministry Expand Tour, And More
Weekends are too short. You barely have time to catch up on your favorite TV shows let alone keep up with music news. Catch up with what you missed over the weekend with the latest While You Were Away.
Ministry Expand 2022 Spring Tour With The Melvins And Corrosion of Conformity
Ministry have added 13 new shows to their 2022 “Industrial Strength” tour with The Melvins and Corrosion of Conformity. After the trek was postponed due to health and safety precautions, new shows have been added due to “overwhelming demand.” Shows have been added in the following cities: Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Cincinnati; New Haven, Connecticut; Portland, Maine; Raleigh, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville; New Orleans; Austin, Texas; Milwaukee; Kansas City, Missouri; and Oklahoma City.
Tickets for the new dates are on sale now. Check out the full list of shows below.
Ministry 2022 tour dates:
03/02 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! *
03/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
03/05 – Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre *
03/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
03/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
03/11 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall *
03/12 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
03/13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
03/15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
03/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz *
03/19 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
03/20 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
03/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
03/23 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
03/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore *
03/26 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Life
03/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
03/28 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
03/29 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/31 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
04/01 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
04/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave *
04/03 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 – St Paul, MN @ Palace
04/06 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
04/07 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
04/09 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
04/10 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
04/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
04/13 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
04/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
04/18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
* = newly added dates
Placebo Announce First New Album In Nine Years ‘Never Let Me Go’
Placebo have announced their first album in nine years, Never Let Me Go. In anticipation of its release, the band have shared new single “Surrounded By Spies.” The song follows previously released single “Beautiful Love.”
Listen to the song below.
Placebo also announced UK and Ireland shows for November 2022. Check out those dates here.
Foo Fighters Announce New Horror Comedy Movie ‘Studio 666’
Yes, you read that right. The Foo Fighters are entering the movie business with their upcoming horror comedy film Studio 666. Directed by BJ McDonnell, the movie tells the story of the band’s eerie experiences while recording their latest album Medicine at Midnight in an old house in Encino, California.
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full length feature horror comedy film,” said Dave Grohl in a statement. “Like most things Foo, Studio 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible.”
“Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album Medicine at Midnight (told you that place was haunted!) we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking rocks. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. Studio 666 will fuck you up.”
The movie stars the Foo Fighters along with Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee, Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, and Jeff Garlin. The film was written by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary) and Rebecca Hughes.
Studio 666 releases in theaters February 25th, 2022.
New Music From Coheed and Cambria, We Came As Romans, Code Orange, and Rise Against
Following up their previous single “Shoulders,” Coheed and Cambria returned with their new song “Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)” along with its accompanying animated lyric video. “‘Rise, Naianasha’ explores the reach of love and loyalty and the reality that sometimes you need to be more than a shoulder to lean on — you need to become the destroyer,” said Claudio Sanchez about the song. Listen to it here.
We Came as Romans joined forces with Zero 9:36 on new track “Daggers.” “‘Daggers’ was the song on the record that was written, and rewritten, over and over again,” the band said. “It was a wild ride of us just trying to create a song that sounded unlike something we’ve done before — a new journey for the listener that they weren’t used to hearing from us. We couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to introduce an entire verse of Zero, and try to make a genre-connecting bridge.” Here it here.
Rise Against and Code Orange also returned with new music. Rise Against shared their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” to commemorate Veteran’s Day. Meanwhile, Code Orange unleashed their new song “Out For Blood,” which sees the band leaning towards an industrial metal sound.
Welcome to Rockville and Shaky Knees Reveal 2022 Headliners
It’s never too early to think about festival season and so far, it’s looking good. Welcome to Rockville revealed its headliners for 2022, which include Guns N Roses, KISS, Foo Fighters, and Korn. Though this year’s festival was pushed back until fall, next year’s event takes place May 19th – 22nd in Daytona Beach, Florida. You can already purchase tickets here.
Shaky Knees will also return next year for its ninth edition taking place in Atlanta’s Central Park. Headlining the event are Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, and My Morning Jacket. The lineup also includes PUP, The Regrettes, Death Cab For Cutie, Billy Idol, Khruangbin, CHVRCHES, Spoon, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Japandroids (performing Celebration Rock), Japanese Breakfast, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and Guided By Voices.
Single and three-day passes are now on sale. Get tickets and check out the full lineup here.
New Streaming Events from Underoath And Architects
Though Underoath’s new album, Voyuerist, doesn’t drop until January you can hear the entire record during the “Digital Ghost” concert experience. Presented by Moment House, the virtual show is described as “a communal moment” built around the audiences hearing new music from the band.
Join Underoath’s “Voyeurist: Digital Ghost” experience on December 3rd. Tickets are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Architects will team up with Parallax Orchestra for an unforgettable performance at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The band will be playing their music featuring arrangements written by Parallax Orchestra’s conductor Simon Dobson, a three-time winner of the British Composer Award. You can watch the event on December 11th via Veeps. Get tickets here.