January 27, 2020

Lana Del Rey Leaves L.A. for the Road

Modern Rock
By Kristi Kates | Oct. 21, 2017

Lana Del Rey is making the rounds to continue support for her newest album, Lust for Life, and she’ll be embarking on a 24-date tour beginning in January of next year to pump up the volume on the set. The trek will kick off on Jan. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will continue through Feb. 28, when Del Rey closes the trip with a gig in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tickets for her L.A. to the Moon tour are on sale now, with opening acts Kali Uchis and Jhene Aiko also on board. Before the tour itself, Del Rey will appear at a special tribute to Leonard Cohen called Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute, at Montreal, Canada’s Bell Center on Nov. 6 …

A tour in tribute to the late David Bowie made the rounds last year, and it proved to be such a success that a 2018 version is now in the planning stages for Europe and North America. You’ll see some of Bowie’s former band members and a host of special surprise performers crop up along the way (last year’s trek included drop-in performances from Sting, Gary Oldman, The B-52’s Kate Pierson, and Seal). Tickets are on sale now for the tour’s Detroit stop, which is scheduled at the Royal Oak Music Theater on Monday, Feb. 19 2018 …

Foo Fighters has set aside a large chunk of time to tour a bit of South America early next year. So far on the schedule are stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre, Brazil. The rest of this fall, stateside, looks pretty quiet for the band, which just wrapped up a performance at the Cal Jam 17 Festival in San Bernardino, California, a couple of weeks ago…

Bob Dylan fans will be glad to hear that a brand new box set is on the way from the legendary folkster. Bob Dylan: Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13, 1979–1981 will arrive on Nov. 3, bringing with it eight CDs and a DVD covering the specified years in Dylan’s longstanding career. The set will also include 100 live and studio recordings, including more than a dozen previously unreleased songs …

LINK OF THE WEEK
The National played last Tuesday in London and threw a surprise into its set — a nearly to-the-note cover of the Talking Heads’ 1979 single “Heaven,” which drove the crowd into a new wave dancing frenzy. Check out The National’s live take on the tune at https://youtu.be/OQ5kcUYajrQ

THE BUZZ
Traverse City singer-songwriter and The Voice finalist Joshua Davis is prepping to release his fourth full-length solo studio album, Way Back Home, with production by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin

Former Traverse City-ians and Chicago transplants, the members of the Hacky Turtles are currently working on a sophomore album of their own, in their newest hometown, Grand Rapids …

Also in Grand Rapids, local hip-hop artists Lady Ace Boogie and JRob teamed up to take the $1,000 top prize in the Blue Bridge Music Festival’s song contest …

Mope-rocker and standout songwriter Morrissey is heading to Detroit next month. Don’t miss the elusive musician’s show on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at The Fillmore …

Michigan musician Mark Lavengood is amicably leaving his place in the Lansing-born Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys to pursue more of his own music … 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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