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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week, as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: a canceled tour, a big honor for a BRU favorite, new singles, and more.


TWENTY ONE PILØTS named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30



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TWENTY ONE PILØTS’ record year just keeps getting better. This week, the duo was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music, a list that honors 30 promising talents in the music industry. We couldn’t be prouder of this WBRU favorite!
Dying to see TWENTY ONE PILØTS live, but didn’t snag tickets to their sold-out show at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center on the 17th? WBRU is here for you with a last-chance contest for TØP tix. Check out our giveaway page for more info!

The xx announce North American tour, release new song




This week, The xx dropped a few bombshells on fans! First, the English electronic band released “Say Something Loving,” the second single from their upcoming third album I See You, out January 13th. Then, the band surprise-announced a North American tour by mailing free tickets to their listeners! Find tour dates here, and check out “Say Something Loving” above!


Bon Iver cancel European tour





Yiiiikes. On Wednesday, Exposure band Bon Iver announced that due to “personal reasons,” they are canceling their seventeen-date European tour. While ticket holders will receive refunds, the indie folk group isn’t planning to reschedule the nixed shows.


The Shins announce new album and tour, release single




Awesome news for fans of The Shins! On Thursday, the New Mexico six-piece announced that their fifth album, Heartworms, drops in March, and revealed a slew of tour dates! What’s more, the band released a single from the LP, “Name for You” (which is already killing it in WBRU’s Smash or Trash). Listen to “Name for You” above, and find tickets here.


Gogol Bordello rock Lupo’s





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Catch Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello when they played Lupo’s on December 30th, or wish you had? Relive their electric performance with our album from the night!

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