The new album will be released on Fat Wreck Chords on September 10th. It was produced by regular collaborator Siegfried Meier, and they’ve released the first single and title track. Face to Face will be touring this year and next, including a stop at the sold-out Furnace Fest and other festival appearances in the United States and Europe.
Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monáe, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have withdrawn from the Bonnaroo festival, organizers revealed on social media. There was no explanation given for the cancellations, but it appears that Del Rey’s album delay (she’d announced that her second album of 2021, “Blue Bannisters,” would be released on July 4th but postponed it the day before) and Janelle Monae’s widely reported appearance in “Knives Out 2” could have played a role.
IRELAND TO CRIMINALISE FOR-PROFIT SECONDARY TICKETING THIS MONTH
According to the Irish Times, the Republic of Ireland’s government is on the verge of outlawing for-profit ticket reselling in the country, some four years after the idea was originally mooted. Ticket touts will face fines of up to €100,000 or up to two years in prison under the new legislation. It will be applicable to cultural, entertainment, and sporting events. Former Prime Minister Leo Varadkar introduced the Sale of Tickets Bill 2020, which has been in the works since 2017.
In Musical Chairs…
On Wednesday, Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based promoter, announced the arrival of Johnson as a talent buyer. An Oakland native, he has worked as an independent producer and marketer for Southern California events for nearly two decades, including teaming with Goldenvoice to ticket many of the company’s shows and festivals since 2009. In his new position, he will be in charge of artist acquisition for Goldenvoice events and clubs, including Los Angeles’ The Novo.
In Music Tech News…
According to a new analysis issued by reputable analytics firm App Annie, TikTok topped YouTube in both the United States and the United Kingdom for average time spent per user, per month on Android as of May 2021. According to App Annie, TikTok users in the United States on Android devices spent an average of 24.5 hours per month on the app which compares to 22 hours per month per person on YouTube. In the United Kingdom, TikTok users spent 26 hours per month on the platform in May of this year, whereas UK YouTube users spent only 16 hours per month.