The Wrap-Up brings you the week’s biggest music news. This week, new music from Billie Eilish and Vic Mensa, the Rolling Stones go on tour, Ariana Grande’s Mean Girls gossip, and more!
1. Rolling Stones extend “No Filter” tour into United States
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There’s just no stopping the Rolling Stones. On Monday, the band announced that they’ll be extending their “No Filter” European tour into the U.S. There are 13 stops scheduled for the North American leg from April to June 2019, with a stop in Foxborough, MA on June 8th. Make sure you grab your tickets for that one during the fan pre-sale on Wednesday, which you can gain access to by entering your details here by 9:00 EST on Tuesday, November 27th. We know we’ll be scrambling for those tickets!
2. Apple holiday campaign features dreamy new single from Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish dropped a new single on Tuesday as part of Apple’s “Share Your Gift” campaign. The song, “come out and play,” gives a dreamy, acoustic score to the campaign’s ad spot. With her knack for all things dark and moody, Eilish taps into our holiday nostalgia on this new track, which has already racked up over 8 million streams on Spotify. The single arrives a little over a month after Eilish’s last release, “when the party’s over,” and in anticipation of the singer’s upcoming album, which is rumored to come out in early 2019. Whether you’re for Apple or Android, “come out and play” is definitely a song to cozy up to during the holiday season.
3. Ariana Grande drops hints for “thank u, next” music video
Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is quickly becoming the song of the season and has everyone eagerly awaiting the song’s music video. Grande has been dropping hints about the video on social media that indicate it will recreate scenes from iconic rom-coms, including 13 Going on 30, Legally Blonde, and, of course, Mean Girls. On Saturday, the singer posted a picture of herself and her fellow Plastics decked out in Regina-pink with none other than Jonathan Bennett (who played heartthrob Aaron Samuels in the 2004 film), which generated a ton of buzz online. We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for this music video (and this Wednesday, we’ll be wearing pink).
4. Weezer shares more about the Black Album & drops a new track
Last Wednesday, Weezer shared the cover art for their upcoming LP, the Black Album, which they announced will arrive on March 1st, 2019. The same day, the band also released a second song off the album after “Can’t Knock the Hustle,” entitled, “Zombie Bastards.” The band is set to tour with the Pixies in spring 2019, and they’ll be coming to Connecticut on March 16th. Getcha tickets here!
5. Vic Mensa releases “Dark Things” & music video
Vic Mensa released a new single, “Dark Things,” on Wednesday which explores his inner demons, struggles with women, and drug abuse. The rapper also shared the music video for the song, which is appropriately very dark, and features Mensa with blood spilling out of his mouth, white wolves, and masked women in a shadowed, foggy forest. (We know it’s a lot to take it in, but, hey, it’s on message.) Check it out above.