Music News of 2023

Stones release new song, announce album coming in October

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – The Rolling Stones today released a single “Angry” and will put out a new album, "Hackney Diamonds," on Oct. 20 on Geffen.

The Stones - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood - made the announcement at a special media launch event at Hackney Empire in East London. The launch was hosted by Jimmy Fallon and streamed worldwide via YouTube.

"Hackney Empire" will be the Stones' first album of their own music in 18 years - since 2005's "A Bigger Bang" - and first since the passing of drummer Charlie Watts. The 12-track album was recorded in various locations around the world, including Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York.

Watt played on two of the tracks - "By the Sword" and "Mess It Up." Steve Jordan, who toured with the Stones, drums on the other songs. Former Stones member Bill Wyman played on one track.

The track list is: M
1. Angry
2. Get Close
3. Depending on. You
4. Bite My Head Off
5. Whole Wide World
6. Dreamy Skies
7. Mess It Up
8. Live by the Sword
9. Driving Me Too Hard
10. Tell Me Straight
11. Sweet Sound of Heaven
12. Rolling Stone Blues

The group's most recent album was 2016's GRAMMY Award-winning "Blue & Lonesome," which featured versions of many of the blues tracks that helped shape their sound. Last year, they hit Europe on their 60th anniversary tour.

"Hackney Diamonds" marks The Stones' first collaboration with New York-born producer and musician Andrew Watt, who was named Producer of the Year at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards and has worked with Post Malone, Iggy Pop and Elton John.

“Angry” is accompanied by a music video directed by Francois Rousselet, whose credits include work with Nike, Diesel, Pharrell Williams, and on The Stones' “Ride 'Em On Down,” from "Blue & Lonesome." The new promo clip stars Emmy-nominated actress Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus, Euphoria, The Handmaid's Tale).

Aerosmith bids adieu with Peace Out Tour

Monday, May 1, 2023 – Aerosmith will more than 50 years of touring with Peace Out, the Boston band’s final tour.

The Black Crowes will open the shows.

“It’s not goodbye it’s PEACE OUT! Get ready and walk this way, you’re going to get the best show of our lives,” Aerosmith said in a statement.

The 40-date North American tour will kick off in Philadelphia on Sept. 2, with stops in arenas across the U.S. and Canada, including Los Angeles’ Kia Forum, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Austin’s Moody Center, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Chicago’s United Jan. 26.

The band will stop in Boston for a special hometown show on New Year’s Eve 2023.

General on sale begins this Friday 5 at 10 a.m. local time.

Drummer Joey Kramer will not tour. ‘“While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”

Tour dates are
Sept. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 9 – Belt Park, NY – UBS Arena
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sept. 18 – Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Sept. 24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Sept. 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Oct. 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Oct. 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Oct. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Oct. 20 – rise, FL – FLA Live Arena
Oct. 23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Oct. 26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Oct. 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Nov. 1 – San Antonio, TX - AT&T Arena
Nov. 4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Nov. 7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov. 10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Nov. 13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Nov. 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Nov. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Nov. 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Nov. 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Dec. 1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Dec. 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Dec. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
Dec. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Dec. 28 – Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Dec. 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Jan. 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
Jan. 7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
Jan. 16 – Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
Jan. 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jan. 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Jan. 26 – treal, QC – Bell Centre

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