While You Were Away is back after a holiday break! Hear new music from Jack White and Korn plus see which concerts are on sale this week and more!
Jack White Shares Live ‘Taking Me Back’ Video
In anticipation of his upcoming world tour, Jack White has shared a new live video for his latest single “Taking Me Back.” The black and white clip shows White performing the song with his band, which includes bassist Dominic Davis, keyboardist Quincy McCrary, and drummer Daru Jones, who will also join the rocker on tour this year.
“People keep asking who’s going to be in the band, what’s the band going to be like for the tour dates… We thought it would be good to let people see who it is is,” White explained in an interview with Alt 98.7, “and as rehearsals start for the tour, to film and record something to see how it’s sounding — I thought let’s do all that at once.”
Watch the video below. Check out his tour dates here.
Korn Tease New Single From Upcoming Album ‘Requiem’
Korn have shared a snippet from a new song taken from their upcoming album, Requiem, out February 4th. The teaser features an image of six hands each squeezing a face. The clip itself features 30-seconds of drum fury. Their official website also has a cryptic teaser reading “Pulling away I see this veil…” Clicking on the words gets you an instant download of the teaser.
Listen to it below.
2022 Grammys Postponed Due to Surging COVID Numbers
For the second year in a row, the Grammys have been postponed due to COVID. The 2022 ceremony was supposed to take place on January 31st at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center). Now, an academy spokesperson has revealed the ceremony has been postponed. A new date has yet to be determined.
“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy, and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show,” the Academy said in a statement. “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
Get all the details here.
Billie Eilish and Kanye West to Headline 2022 Coachella
Coachella is set to return this year and the festival has tapped Billie Eilish and Kanye West to headline the event. Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Rage Against the Machine were previously announced as Coachella’s 2020 headliners prior to the festival being postponed. Last year, co-founder Paul Tollett told the Los Angeles Times that Scott and Rage Against the Machine would return for the 2022 edition while Ocean would appear in 2023. But this has since changed.
Scott has been removed from the festival completely due to the tragic events at Astroworld in November, while industry sources say Rage Against the Machine has pulled out of the festival. The full lineup is expected to drop soon.
Five Finger Death Punch Share New Music Video For ‘The Tragic Truth’
Five Finger Death Punch have shared a new music video for their song “The Tragic Truth.” The video, directed by Nick Peterson, chronicles the addiction struggles of the nows sober frontman Ivan Moody.
“We wrote ‘The Tragic Truth’ in 2011 for the American Capitalist album, but it simply wasn’t finished by the manufacturing deadline,” the band said in a statement. “Since the song was very important to us, we didn’t want to wait and hold it until the following album, so it was added as a bonus track to the digital edition. Consequently, it never really got the attention we intended for it and a lot of our fans are not even aware of its existence.”
They continued, “It’s been a conversation for years to somehow circle back to this song, and we felt right now, on Ivan’s birthday, and two months from his fourth sober anniversary it is probably as good of an occasion as it can be to release this music video; as it is a visual journal of our story.”
Watch the video below.
Tours On Sale This Week
Bon Jovi is hitting the road this spring starting in April. Shows kick off April 1st in Omaha, Nebraska and wrap up April 30th in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 14th at 10 AM local time. See all the dates here.
Converge have announced a 2022 tour with special guests Uniform, Full of Hell, and Thou. They’ll embark on the tour March 10th in Philadelphia and wrap up the tour March 20th in Detroit, Michigan. Tickets are on sale now. See all the dates here.
The Eagles have extended their “Hotel California Tour” with a new batch of US dates. The new leg features shows in Chicago, Nashville, Detroit, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia. Tickets for new shows go on sale Friday, January 14th. See the updated dates here.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids and D.R.U.G.S are teaming up for the “Velocity Records Tour” alongside Secrets, Dead American, and Glasslands. The tour launches on February 16th in Fort Wayne, Indiana and concludes March 20th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tickets are available now. Check out all the dates here.