Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Gaslight Anthem and 8 other things you need to check out this week
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Unlimited Love, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album, is the soundtrack to your weekend
Bands don’t get much bigger than Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the release of new album Unlimited Love, out today, is one of the biggest moments in the 2022 musical calendar. Reuniting with guitarist John Frusciante on record for the first time since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, you can celebrate the release with as many as 17 different vinyl variants, available right now.
LIGHTS is shining bright with PEP
Featuring a collaboration with twenty one pilots’ Josh Dun on the song “In My Head,” LIGHTS’ fifth record is perhaps her most guitar-driven yet, AP caught up with her recently to discuss its creation. Exclusive vinyl, zines, merch and tour tickets are available now from LIGHTS’ own store.
Rejoice, for the Gaslight Anthem are back!
Nearly seven years on from announcing their indefinite hiatus (a period of time since marked by sporadic live shows), the Gaslight Anthem are returning to “full-time status.” An epic world tour kicks off this August, arriving in North America Sept. 13. Tickets are available now, with frontman Brian Fallon promising new music to follow…
The Pretty Reckless and Halestorm team up for massive tour run
Renowned as good friends off the stage, Taylor Momsen and Lzzy Hale are set to unite on it this summer when Halestorm and the Pretty Reckless head out on a 21-date co-headlining tour. The all-women bill is rounded out by Lilith Czar and the Warning — tickets are on sale right now.
It’s DE’WAYNE’S WORLD — we’re all just living in it
You’ve got to hand it to DE’WAYNE: No one is coming up with a better tour name this year than DE’WAYNE’S WORLD. Show your appreciation for his pun skills by picking up tickets to one of the 19 shows, kicking off in Florida at the end of April. You might even get to hear some new music, too…
Rock royalty arrives on Veeps
As far as bonafide guitar heroes go, they don’t get much bigger than Slash. Away from the day job with Guns N’ Roses, the rock legend leads his solo project featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Veeps is bringing them right into your living room April 15 with an exclusive livestream recorded at Boston’s House Of Blues. Pick up on-demand tickets now, and get your air guitar on where no one can see you.
The Regrettes are your new favorite band, and here’s why
AP loves the Regrettes. That’s why they stood front and center on our 22 For ‘22 magazine cover this January — and if you’re not yet a fully converted stan, you will be come the release of new album Further Joy next week. The band dropped new single “Anxieties (Out Of Time)” this past week — check it out and preorder/presave Further Joy right here.
Wallows are going to tour until they can physically tour no more
What do you do when you’ve sold out your upcoming headline tour? Celebrate a job well done and look forward to some downtime? Not if you’re Wallows — instead, they’ve simply found a way of adding even more tour dates to their already packed 2022 schedule. The Tell Me That It’s Over tour in support of the album of the same name kicks off this month, and has now been extended through the fall — new dates and tickets can be found right here, alongside physical albums and new merch.
Coheed and Cambria are set to blow your mind once again
Coheed and Cambria never do things by halves, so why would we have thought their approach to 2022 would be any different? New performance video “The Liars Club,” released this week, is the latest step in their gearing up for new album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind, released ahead of a huge U.S. tour this July and August alongside Dance Gavin Dance and Mothica. Album preorders — including a stunning limited-edition box set — and gig tickets are on sale right now.
Courtney Barnett taps Snail Mail, Sleater-Kinney and more for new festival
We don’t know about you, but coming out of the pandemic lockdown, we’re absolutely gorging ourselves on as many festivals as we can get ourselves to this summer. As if we weren’t already spoilt for choice, Courtney Barnett has announced the brand-new Here And There event: a touring one-dayer starring Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, Wet Leg, Ethel Cain, Bartees Strange and loads more. Full lineup info and tickets can be found here. Who needs to sleep, anyway?