Monday Music News Nov05

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Monday Music News

THE KILLERS, who recently dropped a music video for their newest single, “Runaways,” have extended their UK tour on into this month, with new shows in Cardiff (11.5), Sheffield (11.8), Liverpool (11.9), and Manchester (11.13 and 11.14.) Continuing the momentum from their standout fourth studio album, Battle Born, which hit stores on September 17, the band also took part in the iTunes Festival in London, performing plenty of their previous hits (see: “Somebody Told Me,” “Mr. Brightside”) as well as the hits-to-be from Battle Born.

BON IVER, whose latest release is last June’s seven-track iTunes Session EP, have booked a series of concert dates in the UK and Ireland for later this year. The folk-rockers will begin the jaunt November 8 at London’s Wembley Arena, and will stay on the road until they wrap this particular schedule in Dublin on November 10 at the O2 Arena there. Other stops on the tour will include Belfast, Manchester, and Glasgow.

FIELD MUSIC have released a covers album to go along with their UK fall tour dates, and they’ve dubbed it Field Music Play… presumably after the fact that they’re, erhm, playing the songs? Right. Anyway – one of the best tracks on the set is their version of Roxy Music’s “If There is Something,” while other standouts include their takes on Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” and the Pet Shop Boys’ zippy “Rent.”

PYXIS POINTS | Keane are set to appear at the new UR1 Festival in Miami, Florida this December 8-9 | Icelandic band Sigur Ros have announced that they’ll be embarking on a full UK tour next year in promotion of their latest album, Valtari – stops will include Glasgow (3/2), Manchester (3/3), and Brixton (3/7) | Music label pioneer Alan McGee is reportedly considering reviving his iconic label, Creation Records, whose roster included the likes of Oasis and Super Furry Animals, among others | Interpol frontman Paul Banks is promoting his new solo album, Banks, with a quartet of UK/Irish shows in January | Talking Head David Byrne is publishing a book called How Music Works in which he talks about how music is affected by its surroundings | and Brooklyn band Grizzly Bear will play a pair of Aussie shows this month, Melbourne on 11.12 and Sydney on 11.16 – Kristi Kates