LMFAO and Lil Jon release “Shots” video and tour

Los Angeles based electro hip-hop duo LMFAO have a mission, “to make the world a party planet, one city at a time.” Redfoo and Sky Blu call it Party Rock, and it’s the name of their debut album, label, clothing line and now fall headlining tour. The party kicks off November 5th in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra (see below for complete tour dates) and along for the ride will be Shwayze, Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and Lady Gaga’s DJ Space Cowboy doing a live performance. Additional DJ sets by Million $ Mano.

The Party Rock Tour, produced by Live Nation and Moodswing360, is not just a show; it’s a completely new concert experience. For their first U.S. headlining tour LMFAO are creating a non-stop party of continuous music open to all ages. Million $ Mano will be spinning in between sets so the party never stops. Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, September 19th, and you won’t find a face value ticket price higher than $20. For more information and to purchase tickets for LMFAO’s Party Rock Tour visit www.partyrocktour.com.

LMFAO released their full length set “Party Rock” on July 7th where it debuted at # 33 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Party poppin’ tunes “I’m In Miami Bitch” and “La La La” are hit singles and songs the duo performed on MTV’s Real World Cancun, America’s Got Talent and more. Foo and Sky (as they refer to each other) are long time producers having done remixes for Kanye, Fergie, Katy Perry, Crystal Method, Black Eyed Peas and more.

The Party Rock Tour Schedule

November 2009
17 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
18 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
19 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
22 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
24 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
27 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
30 – State College, PA – The Cell Block

December 2009
1 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
3 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
4 – New York, NY – Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
6 – Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
8 – Richmond, VA – The National
9 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
14 – Orlando, FL – Firestone
17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
19 – San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
20 – McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Event Center

Rihanna debuts video for “Russian Roulette”

As “Russian Roulette” – Rihanna’s smash first single from her hotly-anticipated new album Rated R – makes it’s Billboard Hot 100 debut inside the top 10 at #9, the superstar is set to premiere director Anthony Mandler’s dark, cinematic, and surely controversial video tonight on ABC’s “20/20” at 10:00pm EST.

Watch ABC’s promo for the video premiere:

The video premieres amidst a flurry of activity, including the online release of Rihanna’s “Wait Your Turn” video – also helmed by Mandler – and the release of “Hard feat. Jeezy,” a track that has created a frenzy of radio and club play nationwide.
According to Billboard, “Russian Roulette” earns Rihanna her 12th career top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, placing her second among female acts this decade.

As the heat surrounding the November 23rd release of Rated R continues to rise, Rihanna is set to make her return to the stage with an onslaught of appearances in the coming weeks. On Monday, November 16th, Rihanna will partner with Nokia in a first-of-its-kind concert event from a secret location in London. Fans worldwide will be able to stream the concert live from the web and on their Nokia mobile devices, and be among the first to hear material from her new album. For information on how to take part in this historic event, log onto: www.Nokia.com/rihanna.

On Sunday, November 22 –the eve of Rated R’s release – Rihanna will make her return to the national television stage with a special performance on the American Music Awards, airing live on ABC at 8pm EST. On Tuesday, November 24 she will shut down Times Square in the heart of New York City for ABC’s “Good Morning America” concert series, and that night will perform on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Stay tuned for more breaking info on Rihanna, including a special track-by-track exclusive preview on iTunes next week, as the countdown to the year’s most-anticipated album – Rated R – continues…

Nickleback premiere video “Never Gonna Be Alone”

Multi-platinum rock powerhouse, Nickelback, launches their latest music video “Never Gonna Be Alone,” directed by long time Nickelback video master, Nigel Dick.

Recently nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band of 2009, Nickelback continues to dominate the charts with their unique brand of melodic rock and fist-pumping anthems. Their latest album, Dark Horse, is 3x platinum and includes hits “Gotta Be Somebody,” “If Today Was Your Last Day,” “Burn It To The Ground,” and “Never Gonna Be Alone.”

Watch Wolfmother’s video for “New Moon Rising”

At long last the video for “New Moon Rising” from Aussie quartet Wolfmother has arrived. The kaleidoscope of visual feats features an onslaught of color, effects and cut up animation pieced together resulting in a journey to the decade of rock ‘n roll. Prepared by New Zealand directors Special Problems, the video is an arresting display of psychedelic voodoo and the perfect jump off point into the world of the new record, Cosmic Egg.

Rise Against release video for “Hero of War”

We’ve just completed our new video for the song “Hero Of War” off of our record, Appeal To Reason. “Hero Of War” is the story of one soldier, not all soldiers, as he battles not just the war around him, but the war that rages within.

Rise Against
Rise Against
The following is a message from the band:

We’ve just completed our new video for the song “Hero Of War” off of our record, Appeal To Reason. “Hero Of War” is the story of one soldier, not all soldiers, as he battles not just the war around him, but the war that rages within. Inspired by true events, we were given the choice to either document the tribulations of these times as they unfold around us, or ignore them. To ignore these problems, in our opinion, is letting down the brave men and women who risk everything. “Hero Of War” is our attempt to lift the stigma that surrounds everything from the skyrocketing suicide rate of troops, torture, internal sexual abuse, an under-funded VA, and the growing number of military personnel fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they return home. We hope this song and this video help the simmering dialogue about these problems evolve into a rolling boil.

-Rise Against

Watch the video for “Hero of War”

Hero Of War

Death Cab for Cutie release new video for “Grapevine Fires”

Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie
Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has unveiled a must-see new video for “Grapevine Fires,” one of the stand-out tracks on their RIAA gold certified Grammy nominated “NARROW STAIRS.” The animated clip, directed by Walter Robot, a.k.a. the team of multimedia artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie.

“Grapevine Fires” was initially inspired by DCFC vocalist/guitarist Ben Gibbard’s up-close-and-personal encounter with 2007’s California wildfires. The song – which was recently included on “CHANGE IS NOW: RESTORING AMERICA’S PROMISE,” the official commemorative CD-DVD set celebrating President Barack Obama’s historic inauguration – motivated Walter Robot to create an animated short film which brilliantly relays the sense of devastating tragedy and forced optimism caused by the fire’s wrath.

Since coming together in 2007, Walter Robot have been hailed for their ingenious and imaginative work, blending live action and animation in a wide range of music videos, commercials, and experimental films. Among the prolific duo’s recent credits are collaborations with Gnarls Barkley and Modest Mouse as well as an animated alliance with journalist Joel Stein, entitled Joel Stein’s Completely Unfabricated Adventures, which was an official entry at the Sundance Film Festival 09.

“I have been an admirer of the beautiful art of Walter Robot from afar for a while, ” says Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer. “Working with them on this video is an amazing dream come true and I am in awe of the stunning video they have made for us.”

“We’re huge Death Cab fans,” says Walter Robot. “We had also heard from other directors how great all the Death Cab guys are and how really open they are to the creative process, which they were. They were extremely supportive and sincere.”

In other DCFC news, the Seattle-based band has just returned from a long awaited headline tour of Australia and Japan and is now set to kick off a spring schedule on April 7th at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The dates then continue through a May 7th show at Orlando, Florida’s Hard Rock Live. Support throughout the tour comes from Cold War Kids, Matt Costa, and Ra Ra Riot (see itinerary below).

Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums

Death Cab for Cutie
On Tour 2009
4/7-29 w/Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot
except * Cold War Kids only and **Ra Ra Riot only
5/1-6 w/Matt Costa and Ra Ra Riot except *** Matt Costa only
5/7 Special Guests TBA

7 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
8 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
9 Davidson, NC John Belk Arena/Davidson College
10 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
11 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
12 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
13 Omaha, NE Holland Theatre *
15 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkings Auditorium
17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
18 East Lansing, MI Breslin Events Center/Michigan State University
19 Waukesha, WI Van Male Fieldhouse/Carroll College
22 Bellingham, WA The Mount Baker Theater **
24 Spokane, WA McCarthey Athletic Center/Gonzaga University
25 Boise, ID The Morrison Center
27 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
29 San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena/UC San Diego *

1 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
2 New Orleans, LA Contemporary Arts Center ***
4 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
5 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
6 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
7 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

Watch the premier of the new U2 video for “Get On Your Boots”

“Get On Your Boots” has been directed by French film maker and artist Alex Courtes. Alex and former creative partner Martin Fougeral directed the Grammy winning video for “Vertigo”, and also directed the video for “City of Blinding Lights”.

“Get On Your Boots” has been directed by French film maker and artist Alex Courtes. Alex and former creative partner Martin Fougeral directed the Grammy winning video for “Vertigo”, and also directed the video for “City of Blinding Lights”.
U2 - "Get Your Boots On"
The video was shot in London and features the band performing against complex graphic art designed by Courtes.

Speaking of the song and the video, The Edge has said, “It’s based around the idea that men have f**ked things up so badly, politically, economically and socially, that it’s really time we handed things over to women. The finished video is brilliant. He’s really nailed it.”

“Get On Your Boots” is the first single from U2’s 12th studio album No Line On The Horizon, out 2nd March 2009.

U2 – Get On Your Boots