Tuesday, March 03, 2015

My Morning Jacket announces new album 'The Waterfall,' summer tour

Psychedelic rockers My Morning Jacket have just announced that they will release their seventh full-length studio album, their first in four years, titled The Waterfall on May 4 and have also unveiled a big North American tour in support of it that will run through the summer.

The band will play the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Tuesday, July 28. Lucius will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, via the Duke Energy Center box office and Ticketmaster. A fan club pre-sale will begin on Monday, March 9.

Check out the song "Big Decisions" from The Waterfall below.

John Fogerty announces spring 2015 tour celebrating 1969

Singer-songwriter John Fogerty is heading out on the road this spring on a special tour celebrating the three albums of music his legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded and release in 1969, Bayou Country, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.

The tour will make a stop at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Tuesday, May 5. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, via the Duke Energy Center box office and Ticketmaster for $27.50 to $75. Pre-sales will begin as early as Wednesday, March 4.

Check out a compilation of clips from Fogerty's Halifax stop of the 1969 last November below.

Alabama Shakes announce 'Sound & Color' 2015 tour

Fresh off a performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend promoting their forthcoming sophomore album Sound and Color, southern rockers Alabama Shakes have extended their 2015 tour plans and will return to Cary this June.

The band will once again play the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Wednesday, June 10. Courtney Barnett will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 6, via Etix for $35 to $45.

Check out the aforementioned Saturday Night Live performances of "Don't Wanna Fight" and "Gimme All Your Love" below.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Ben Folds announces new tour, album collaboration with yMusic

North Carolina's native son Ben Folds recently announced a new album recorded and arranged in collaboration with New York-based sextet yMusic. The duo will hit the road next month, with the tour kicking off right here in the Triangle.

Ben Folds and yMusic will play Duke's Baldwin Auditorium on Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 3, at 11 a.m. via the Duke University box office online or in person for $48-58. A limited number of Duke student tickets are available for $10.

Check out a short teaser video and meet the band below.

New music from Mac McCaughan - "Lost Again"

As we mentioned last month, singer-songwriter Mac McCaughan, of Superchunk in case you didn't know, will release his first solo album on May 5 titled Non-Believers and he has just released the first new music from the album. Check out "Lost Again," the second track from the album, below.

McCaughan will celebrate the release of Non-Believers with a full band show at the Cat's Cradle Back Room in Carrboro on Saturday, May 23. Flesh Woulds will open. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $12.

McCaughan will also play Phuzz Fest in Winston-Salem on April 17-19. Other performers include Foxygen, Ex Hex, Hamilton Leithauser, Natalie Prass, and many more. Tickets are available Etix.