Monday Music News Jul01

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THOM YORKE’S band Atoms for Peace are on the tour bus/tour plane/tour limo, and are trekking through a plethora of venues and festivals in Europe, including stops in Paris (7.6), Rome (7.16 at Rock in Roma), Munich (7.21 at the Melt! Fest), and London (three dates at The Roundhouse, July 24, 25, and 26.) Following their overseas shows, they’ll be heading stateside for a second round of U.S. dates, kicking off on September 24 in Philadelphia and continuing through NYC (9.27), Chicago (10.2), and Los Angeles (10.16.)  Think they’ll be resting well after that?  Wrong – then, they’re off to Japan for several performances in Tokyo. Whew.

JAMES BLAKE will be embarking on a UK tour this upcoming autumn in support of his newest album, Overgrown, which is his sophomore effort. Blake’s tour dates will kick off at the O2 in Glasgow on September 18, and he’ll roll on to play shows in Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, and London before wrapping the short trek on September 25. After the UK dates, he’ll continue east for a series of mainland European dates in October.

FUJI ROCK, Japan’s biggest summer music festival, is now slated for July 26-28, and will be held per usual at the Naeba Prince Hotel and Ski Resort. The oldest continuous rock fest in Japan, which kicked off back in 1997 on the (literal) slopes of Mt. Fuji, is celebrating its 17th year with over 200 bands, including performances from DJ Shadow, fun., Of Monsters and Men, Bjork, and Porter Robinson, among others.

PYXIS POINTS | Are you ready to Lollapalooza? It’s just a little over a month to Chicago’s biggest music fest, which this year is featuring sets from The Killers, Mumford and Sons, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, and more – get all the details at lollapalooza.com | Cold War Kids will take on an autumn tour of North America kicking off on September 19 in Los Angeles, in support of their new album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts | And The Clash are dropping a brand new box set called Sound System, complete with remastered versions of classic Clash albums The Clash, Give ‘Em Enough Rope, London Calling, Sandinista!, and Combat Rock – it’ll hit stores on September 9.   – Kristi Kates