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DAVID BOWIE’S new album – out this week and his first in ten years – is certainly hitting fans by surprise, and in fact, Bowie recorded the album under the radar and mostly in secret (except for the help of producer Tony Visconti) for the past two years. While the Thin White Duke did have a health scare back in 2003 or so, he’s as fit as a psychedelic fiddle now, and slyly prefaced the new album, which he’s titled The Next Day, with a single, “Where Are We Now?” which made a big online splash last month.

LONDON’S Olympic Stadium is planning to reopen this upcoming summer, making use of the facility to stage a series of rock concerts and additionally allowing some of the city’s Hyde Park events to relocate to the stadium. The surrounding park will be renamed the “Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,” with a special anniversary weekend for the venue set to be held in late July.

THE LUMINEERS, who first snagged attention last year with their hit indie-folk single, “Ho Hey,” are capitalizing on that success to introduce wider audiences to their eponymous debut album with an ever-increasing roster of live shows. In March, they’ll be meeting a whole new audience when they trek to Australia for the first time, playing a trio of shows at Sydney’s Metro Theater (3.27), Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel (3.29), an Brisbane’s The Hi-Fi (3.30)…

PYXIS POINTS | Today’s the day – Atoms for Peace’s new album, Amok, is finally in-stores as you read this, featuring the talents of Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco, and Flea | BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB release their seventh studio album next month, three years after their last set | Leonard Cohen has added a second North American leg to his current Old Ideas World Tour, with the first date of the new round taking place in Oakland, California next week | The Electric Daisy Carnival will arrive in Las Vegas June 21 this year, with several stages of electronica music | And The End of the Road Festival is set to wrap up the summer near London August 30-September 1, with sets from Sigur Ros, Belle and Sebastian, and Damien Jurado.  – Kristi Kates