It was so great to have "my boys" in Shinedown back in Boston.
Of course our pool party got rained on, so we moved the party indoors, and they played anyway.
Here is the song that started te craziness with them in Boston. Almost 10 years ago...
New album 'Hesitation Marks' in stores September 3
US Arena Tour Kicks off 9/28
Check out the press release that was sent out this morning!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2013
NINE INCH NAILS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, NEW SINGLE
AND NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR
Hesitation Marks Set For September 3 Release, Available For Pre-order On iTunes Now
New Single "Came Back Haunted" Available Thursday, June 6 On iTunes
Tickets For Fall Tour Go On Sale Beginning Friday, June 14
On September 3, Columbia Records will release Hesitation Marks, the new full-length album from Nine Inch Nails. Recorded in secret over the last year, Trent Reznor teamed with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years.
Lead single "Came Back Haunted" is available Thursday, June 6 on iTunes (iTunes.com/NineInchNails). In addition, fans who pre-order Hesitation Marks on iTunes will instantly receive a download of "Came Back Haunted." The album can also be pre-ordered at www.nin.com, where the single is streaming now.
Today plans were also unveiled for "Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013" – a fall 2013 North American arena tour. Reznor says, "Tension picks up where Lights in the Sky left off. This is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before."
The run will launch on September 28 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (October 14) and Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA (November 8).
Tickets for the arena outing will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, June 14, at www.livenation.com. See below for itinerary and specific on sale dates. Fans who register at www.nin.com will receive exclusive first access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
NINE INCH NAILS: TENSION 2013 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DateCity/State/ProvinceVenueOn Sale Date (all times local)
9/28* St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 6/14, 10 AM
9/30* Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 6/21, 10 AM
10/1* St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena 6/21, 10 AM
10/3* Montréal, QC Centre Bell 6/14, 10 AM
10/4* Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 6/14, 10 AM
10/5* Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center 6/14, 10 AM
10/7* Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 6/14, 10 AM
10/8* Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center 6/21, 10 AM
10/11** Boston, MA TD Garden 6/14, 10 AM
10/14** Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center 6/14, 10 AM
10/15** Newark, NJ Prudential Center 6/14, 10 AM
10/18** Washington, DC Verizon Center 6/14, 10 AM
10/19** University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center 6/21, 10 AM
10/21** Raleigh, NC PNC Arena 6/21, 10 AM
10/22** Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 6/21, 12 PM
10/24** Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 6/21, 10 AM
10/30+ Sunrise, FL BB&T Center 6/28, 10 AM
10/31+ Orlando, FL Amway Center 6/28, 10 AM
11/5* San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 6/28, 10 AM
11/8* Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 6/28, 10 AM
11/9* Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 6/28, 10 AM
11/11* El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center 6/28, 10 AM
11/13* Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center 6/14, 10 AM
11/15* Las Vegas, NV The Joint 6/14, 10 AM
11/16* Las Vegas, NV The Joint 6/14, 10 AM
11/18* Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena 6/21, 10 AM
11/19* Spokane, WA Spokane Arena 6/21, 10 AM
11/21* Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 6/21, 10 AM
11/22* Seattle, WA KeyArena 6/21, 10 AM
11/24+ Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 6/21, 10 AM
11/25+ Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome 6/21, 10 AM
* Explosions in the Sky supporting ** Godspeed You! Black Emperorsupporting + Support TBA
Check out the details on The Aeroplane Flies High from the recent Press release...
As part of the continuing series of reissues of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' acclaimed catalog via Virgin/UMe, the iconic alternative band is set to release four separate versions, all fully remastered, of their platinum-selling 1996 box set THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH: 6-CD +1 DVD; 5-LPs and Deluxe Digital and Standard Digital editions. The CD/DVD, 5-LP version and digital configurations will be released July 23.
The original THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH was a five-disc box set that featured expanded versions of singles from their acclaimed 1995 double album MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS, including "Bullet With Butterfly Wings," "1979," "Zero" "Tonight" and "Thirty-Three." MELLON COLLIEachieved Diamond certification by the RIAA for sales of 10,000,000 discs and digital equivalent per disc (5 million copies of the double album).
These new limited edition box sets of THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH feature the original 33 track version—remastered by Bob Ludwig—and expanded to 104 tracks (90 audio and 14 audio-visual) encompassing unreleased demos, alternative versions and live recordings. In addition to expanded versions of Aeroplane's original 5 discs, a 6th disc contains live recordings from the 1996 Mellon Collie tour, while the DVD content is taken from a July, 4 1997, performance in Belfort, France. Included is a 46-page book with liner notes written by David Wild, plus extensive track-by-track notes by TheSmashing Pumpkins founder-singer-songwriter-guitarist Billy Corgan—for the original release's 33 tracks. The box set has unique packaging with embossed foil wrap & twinkle stock for jackets. To view the full tracklisting of each box set and DVD, go here: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/albums/the-aeroplane-flies-high-reissue/
As David Wild writes, "The Aeroplane Flies High is a trip, and perhaps fittingly for Billy Corgan, it was an exciting, exhausting and scary one that reveals a lot about the Smashing Pumpkins at this point in their musical journey."
Notes Corgan in the 46-page book: "What I like about The Aeroplane Flies High is that it's almost the existential backwater of the Mellon Collie album," Corgan says today. "Listening to the music gathered here is a little bit like seeing what goes on behind the walls of Disneyland. I've always been fascinated with places that are very well constructed, and finding out what's really going on just over the fence. You look over that gate and notice that things on the other side are not well painted—or maybe you spot that guy dressed as some character sneaking a smoke on his break. At least for me, the behind the scenes feel heard on The Aeroplane Flies High represents something revealing not found on the main album. In retrospect, it's a nice document of how we arrived at the apex of Mellon Collie—and also what standing on that apex did to us personally."
The Aeroplane Flies High follows 2011's acclaimed reissues of the band's groundbreaking first two albums, Gish(1991) and Siamese Dream (1993), as well as 2012's PISCES ISCARIOT (1994), the band's third album, as well as their fourth album, MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS (1995). ***See press quotes below about the reissue campaign which has the full support and guidance from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS who've created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history, selling over 30 million albums. The global catalog reissue campaign will last through 2013; it will encompass all the band's albums and B-sides from 1991-2000, with other release dates to be announced. The pivotal group's many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.
As THE SMASHING PUMPKINS get the fully remastered treatment via these reissues, the band is excited to be moving forward by creating new music. They will soon start recording the follow-up to 2012's acclaimed album OCEANIA(Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution). It was created by the band—singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—at Corgan's private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. It entered the BillboardTop 200 Albums Chart at No.4 and earned the No. 1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' 7th studio record, it is "an album within an album," part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE. The band launched their 2013 world tour in Mexico this past March and is heading to Europe and Japan for summer dates through August 11.
I've always loved Shinedown...
But when I saw them play stripped down, in the WAAF studio almost 10 years ago, I knew they were something special.
Recently, the band (and fellow Muppet lovers) got a chance to record in the Henson Studios.
Check out some songs from The Live Room!