While You Were Away: Siouxsie Sioux’s Returns To The U.S., Linkin Park’s Cryptic Teaser, New Music From Pink, And More

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for the latest edition of While You Were Away. This week we’re talking about Siouxsie Sioux’s U.S. return to the stage, Linkin Park’s cryptic website teaser, new music Pink, and more.

Metallica announce global premiere events for ’72 Seasons’

Metallica announce worldwide premiere events for 72 Seasons

In anticipation of their upcoming album 72 Seasons, Metallica have announced a series of global premieres for the album in cinemas to be hosted the night before its release.

This worldwide listening party will feature all songs from the album played with exclusive videos along with commentary from the band.

Tickets for these events go on sale Thursday, March 2nd.

Siouxsie Sioux to headline Cruel World Festival 2023

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Be still my post-punk heart. Siouxsie Sioux will headline this year’s Cruel World Festival for her first North American performance in 15 years.

The festival also features performances from Iggy Pop, Love and Rockets (playing their first show in 14 years), Echo & The Bunnymen, and Billy Idol. Other notable acts on the bill include Gary Numan, Adam Ant, The Human League, The Soft Moon, Boy Harsher, and ABC.

Check out the full lineup below.

The one-day festival takes place Saturday, May 20th in Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Tickets are on sale now.

Cruel World Fest 2023: Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Love & Rockets, Bunnymen, Billy Idol, more

Linkin Park launch cryptic countdown clock on website

Linkin Park Countdown Site

Linkin Park is up to something. The band recently launched a countdown on their website that had a five-day timer when it was posted on Friday (Jan. 27).

Fans who visit the website are greeted with a photo collage and a pop-up window reading “DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF LiNkiNgPaRk-nUmB.exe.” Clicking okay takes you to a fake error screen followed by the countdown clock.

The band further stirred the pot by posting the same fishy-looking link on Twitter. Fans speculate the announcement has something to do with the “Numb” from Meteroa, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in March.

We’ll just have til Wednesday to find out.

Pink unveils cinematic ‘Trustfall’ video

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Pink has released her new music video for “Trustfall” taken from her upcoming album of the same name.

Directed by Georgia Hudson, the video starts with the video’s protagonist peeling off on their scooter in an emotional state as Pink narrates “Are you gonna fall? Is someone supposed to catch you? Or do you catch yourself? There will be something worth falling for.”

From there the video shifts between a house party, to clips of the singer performing on top of a building, leading up to the protagonist and the singer meeting and falling together. Near the end of the video, the two hug while Pink says “You’re shit scared and your whole body is shaking… go in there and just fucking do it. Just do it, whatever it is, and then boom, it’s gone. The fear is gone.”

Watch the video below.

Pink’s new album, Trustfall, comes out February 17th. Pre-orders available here.

Tours on sale this week

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Legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks will embark on a 14-date solo tour this spring. Shows kick off March 15th in Seattle, Washington, and conclude June 27th in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are currently available.

Beck and Phoenix are teaming up for a co-headlining tour featuring special guests Jenny Lewis, Weyes Blood, and Japanese Breakfast on select dates. The “Summer Odyssey Tour” starts August 1st in Seattle, Washington and wraps up September 10th in Columbia, Maryland. Tickets are on sale now.

The recently-reunited Le Tigre will embark on their first tour in 18 years this summer. The tour launches in Philadelphia on May 27th and finishes up on July 28th in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are going fast for this one, so get yours here.

New wave idols New Order recently announced a brief run of U.S. dates that start March 9th in Dallas, Texas and wrap up March 18th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Get tickets and details here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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