August 26, 2019

Jenny Lewis’ Album is On the Line

Modern Rock
By Kristi Kates | March 16, 2019

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis is about to have a busy spring, starting with the arrival/release of her fourth full-length solo album, On the Line, which hits outlets March 22 on Warner Bros. Records, complete with lead single “Red Bull and Hennessy.” The first single features none other than guest drummer Beatle Ringo Starr. Lewis is also packing up for a short series of headlining concert dates that will kick off this spring; her own tour schedule will be accompanied by several dates that will find the performer opening up for Death Cab for Cutie on their spring tour run…

The Cranberries, who lost lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, and her distinctive voice when she passed away last January, is releasing its final album with O’Riordan later this year; the album was demoed before O’Riordan’s departure. In the End, which will hit outlets this spring on BMG Records, will include tracks “Catch Me If You Can,” “Illusion,” and “Crazy Heart,” as well as the first single released, “All Over Now.” The Cranberries also recently reissued its 1993 debut album, Everybody Else is Doing It So Why Can’t We? ...

If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans any time soon, the weekends of April 25–28 or May 2–5 are great choices if you’re a music fan. Those are the dates for this year’s two-weekend-long 50th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which has The Rolling Stones topping the bill (as part of the band’s current North American tour.) Also on the roster for the 2019 event are Pitbull, the Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Chris Stapleton, Katy Perry, and more. Snag the entire list of participating artists and those all-important festival tickets at www.nojazzfest.com

In other festival news, the final lineup for this year’s big Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced. Bonnaroo is a favorite of northern Michiganians; it’s a fairly easy trek to the festival’s site in Manchester, Tennessee. This year’s four-day Bonnaroo event will take place June 13–16, with night one (Thursday) featuring a roster of guests from the legendary Grand Ole Opry. The remainder of the weekend will feature performances from The Avett Brothers, Courtney Barnett, Solange, Childish Gambino, Odesza, The National, The Lumineers, Walk the Moon, and of course, jam-festival stalwarts Phish. Get tickets and more info at www.bonnaroo.com … 

LINK OF THE WEEK
Hugh Jackman, actor, X-Men mutant, and Broadway musical singer, is reviving his one-man show for his first ever world tour. "Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show." will trek through 22 North American cities this summer, including a stop at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on June 24. Jackman will perform songs from film and stage, including his own turns in The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables. Get tickets and more details at www.hughjackmantheshow.com

THE BUZZ
Muse’s Simulation Theory World Tour kicked off a couple of weeks ago in Houston, Texas, and will include a stop at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on April 4 …

Also coming up at Little Caesars is Justin Timberlake, taking the stage there on March 25 …

But wait, there’s more: Mumford and Sons will arrive at Caesars on March 27 …

And in our one non-Caesars date this week, Metric, with opening act, July Talk, will perform live in concert at The Fillmore in Detroit on March 25 … and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock. 

Comments, questions, rants, raves, suggestions on this column? Send ’em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com.

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