While You Were Away: Bullet For My Valentine Headlines 2000trees, White Stripes Reissue ‘Elephant,’ New Music From Enter Shikari, And More

In this week’s While You Were Away we’re vibing to new Enter Shikari, salivating over the recently announced White Stripes reissue, and getting hyped for 2000trees headlined by Bullet For My Valentine. Plus, see which shows are currently on sale and more.

Bullet For My Valentine to headline 2000trees main stage

2000trees has announced that Bullet For My Valentine will be a main stage headliner alongside Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

“We’re super stoked to be headlining 2000trees Festival 2023,” said frontman Matt Tuck. “It’s our first time performing at the festival and we can’t wait to see you all there. It’s gonna be a mad one, get ready!”

Other acts appearing at this year’s festival include Loathe, Eagles of Death Metal, Brutus, The Wonder Years, and Deaf Havana.

2000trees takes place July 5th – 8th at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. See the full lineup below.

Dave Grohl to return to help feed more homeless people in Los Angeles

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After helping feed 500 people at a Los Angeles homeless shelter, Dave Grohl has vowed to continue to do his part. Feed the Streets recently announced that the Foo Fighters frontman will volunteer at the non-profit to help them hit their monthly target of 3,500 meals.

“2023 has been off to a rocky start with the losses on 5th street. We’ve been trying to figure out ways to keep up with our activations and continue to put out 3,500 meals a month. It’s not an easy task, especially when several communities experiencing food insecurity rely on us for a decent meal five times a week,” the shelter explains in a video.

“On one of those wet and cold rainy days we received a text from none other than Dave Grohl (code name: Dolce & Gabana) – he said he heard about what we were doing and wanted to help out. We threw him into an upcoming activation. He spent 18 hours straight smoking brisket, ribs and pork – with a cooking crew. They stayed up all night and into the sunrise. The next day Dolce and his team, exhausted and sleep deprived – packed up the food and drove it to MacArthur Park.

“All they had to do was drop it off and leave, however they decided to stay and work the line – serve the BBQ with our crew until everyone at the park was fed. If that ain’t a hero we don’t know wtf is. Stay tuned, D & G will be back on the blocks to serve Yucca and Skid Row soon!”

The shelter hasn’t revealed when Grohl will be back, but chances are he’ll pop up pretty soon.

Watch the video below.

Hear Enter Shikari’s new single ‘Bloodshot’

Listen to Enter Shikari’s vital new single, Bloodshot

Enter Shikari have shared “Bloodshot,” another new song from their upcoming album A Kiss for the Whole World. 

“Every day, I seem to be asking myself, ‘Is this article biased?’, ‘Is this claim true?’, ‘Should I be more furious about this issue? Or less furious?’, ‘Am I being manipulated? Provoked? Radicalized by my own ‘tribe’?’

“Bloodshot is about how hard it is to find truth, and how easy it is to stop thinking for yourself and simply repeat your ‘team’s’ mantras,” he explains. “Everyone’s so fucking angry with everyone else and it’s exhausting. It seems like social media’s main purpose these days is to hypnotize us to hate.”

Check out the song below.

A Kiss for the Whole World drops April 21st. Pre-order it here.

The White Stripes announce ‘Elephant’ 20th-anniversary reissue

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The White Stripes will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their fourth album, Elephant, with a deluxe reissue via Jack White’s Third Man Records digitally on March 31st.

The expanded album includes an HD audio remaster of Elephant along with a 27-song live performance recorded from the band’s 2003 tour. A limited edition 2xLP version of the album will also be released on April 21st. Pre-orders can be found here.

Additionally, the band also shared a live performance of “The Hardest Button to Button” from their Aragon Ballroom show in Chicago. Watch it below.

Tours on sale this week

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Between the Buried and Me will embark on a summer North American tour that sees them performing their 2021 album The Paralax II: Future Sequence in its entirety. Shows start June 16th in Charleston, South Carolina and wrap up July 31st in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Thank you Scientist and Rivers of Nihil join as support. Get details here.

The Used and Pierce the Veil will head out on the co-headlining “Creative Control Tour,” which kicks off May 23rd in Austin, Texas, and wraps up July 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Broco, Deathbyromy, and girlfriends will provide support on select dates. Tickets are currently on sale.

Tegan and Sara have added more shows to their 2023 North American tour. The second leg starts May 3rd in Solvang, California and wraps up October 3rd in Orlando, Florida. Hand Habits, Dragonette, and Carlie Hanson will open select shows. Tickets are available now.

Falling in Reverse recently announced a headling summer tour with special guests Ice Nine Kills and a rotating cast of support acts, including Underoath, Spiritbox, Slaughter to Prevail, Crown the Empire, and Catch Your Breath. The tour, dubbed “The Popular Monstour” kicks off June 26th in Charleston, West Virginia, and wraps up July 30th in Redding, California. Get all the 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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