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 new tour, a BIG donation, and a summer camp run by an alt favorite!
The 1975 announce North American tour
This week, The 1975 announced their North American headlining tour for their sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, which ranked 8th on Billboard’s Top 50 Best Albums of 2016. The band will begin their tour in April in Mexico City and perform a sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden in June. Learn more about the tour here.
Halsey donates $100,000 to Planned Parenthood after Women's March
After attending the Washington DC Women’s March, Halsey pledged to donate $1 to Planned Parenthood for every retweet of a letter she penned on Twitter. She has been vocal about her battle against endometriosis, which, she states, would have become dangerous if not for Planned Parenthood’s services. Halsey donated $100,000.
Mount Eerie announce new album, debut new song
Phil Elverum has announced a new Mount Eerie album, A Crow Looked at Me, out March 24. Elverum wrote and recorded the record in the same room where his wife Geneviève Castrée passed away, using mostly her instruments. Take a sneak peak at the album and listen to its first track, “Real Death.”
30 Seconds to Mars preview weekend-long retreat for fans
30 Seconds To Mars have revealed details of their third annual summer camp, August 12th to 14th in Malibu, California. The weekend-long retreat, called Camp Mars, will feature two performances from the band, all kinds of outdoor activities, and even panels from professional speakers. Frontman Jared Leto said, "When last year's Camp sold out in just over a day, we were blown away and humbled. And to be doing this for a third year in a row is an absolute dream." Get your tickets here on February 1st, 10AM PT.
The Killers say their new album will be "heavier"
The Killers have talked about progress on their upcoming record and say that the songs on the album will be "heavier.” In an interview with Q Magazine, frontman Brandon Flowers notes that the new songs are “lyrically, really close to home.” Of "Run For Cover," a track that didn’t make it onto Day & Age, Flowers said: “I never got the lyrics right [eight years ago] and I think I’m gonna get it right this time.”