WTF Did I Miss This Week? #45 (w/c 07/08/17)

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The publishing world:

More new releases (that I’m never going to get round to reading):

And a pretty stunning cover reveal:

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

In other news:

  • The winners of the Hugo Awards were announced.
  • HarperVoyager revealed that they’re going to be publishing Den Patrick‘s new series. The first book in the series, ‘Witchsign’, will be released on the 22nd of May 2018.
  • There were a couple of engagements in the bookish community: Laura Steven, author of ‘The Exact Opposite of Okay’, and Roshani Chokshi, author of ‘The Star-Touched Queen’, both got rings on their fingers. Congratulations!
  • The full list of dates for the #stagetopage tour – featuring authors Rhian Ivory, Chris Russell, Eleanor Wood, Sophia Bennett and Sheena Wilkinson – have been revealed.
  • While Sarah J. Maas is appearing at three dates throughout England in November.
  • Forbes released the list of highest-paid authors over the past twelve months.

The music industry:

There were some exciting new releases:

Pain Again by Varials Rainbow by Kesha

As well as a bunch of new music:

Waterparks have ’21 Questions’ for their fans:

Too Close to Touch perfected ‘The Art of Eye Contact’:

Hey Violet wanted to tell us all about their ‘Hoodie’:

While Foster the People are ‘Doing it for the Money’:

Also this week, there were new releases from Lights, Queens of the Stone Age, Neon Trees, Gorillaz, Kesha, P!nk, The Flatliners, Chase Atlantic, Four Year Strong, Circa Survive, SWMRS, Islander, The Bottom Line and Prophets of Rage. Meanwhile, With Confidence released two b-sides from ‘Better Weather’, and Fall Out Boy appeared on ‘Teen Titans Go!’.

Ready for some more tour announcements?:

  • After their appearance at Reading and Leeds festival, Muncie Girls are playing a handful of headline dates throughout the UK in August and September.
  • From August to October, French-rockers Gojira are touring the US. Support comes from Torche and Code Orange.
  • In September and OctoberFalling in Reverse and All That Remains are co-headlining the Coming Home to Madness tour. Support comes from Ocean Grove.
  • Throughout September and October, The Bronx are headlining shows throughout the US.
  • From September to December, I Prevail are going on an extensive US tour. With support from We Came as Romans, Escape the Fate and The Word Alive, this is bound to be a fun one.
  • During October and November, mewithoutYou are celebrating the 15-year anniversary of their debut release, ‘[A–>B]’ with a tour across America. Main support comes from Pianos Become the Teeth, with Strawberry Girls and Slow Mass appearing at select dates.
  • Stray From the Path are touring across the UK and Europe during October and November. Support comes from Obey the Brave, Capsize and Renounced.
  • Sorority Noise have announced an extensive US tour, running throughout October and November. Support comes from Citizen and Great Grandpa.
  • In NovemberEmployed to Serve are headlining shows across the UK.
  • Ryan Key of Yellowcard is co-headlining a tour with Normandie in the UK and Europe during November and December. Support at most dates comes from Grumble Bee.
  • Thursday are headlining four US shows in December. Support comes from Frank Iero and the Patience and Pup.
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan have finally scheduled their last show. It’s happening on December 29th in New York.
  • In January and February, Neck Deep are heading to the US and Canada to celebrate ‘The Peace and the Panic’.

A couple of album announcements:

  • Such Gold are releasing a new EP, ‘Deep in a Hole’, on September 8th.
  • Prawn‘s next album, ‘Run’, is being released on September 22nd.
  • Miley Cyrus‘s ‘Younger Now’ is hitting the shelves on September 29th.
  • Thousand Below‘s debut album, ‘The Love You Let Too Close’, is being released on October 6th via Rise Records.
  • GWAR‘s ‘The Blood of Gods’, the first album since the death of their previous frontman, will be released on October 20th.

In other news:

  • Glen Campbell passed away at 81.
  • Two people were stabbed at a Rancid show.
  • Revolution Rock festival was cancelled
  • …as was Bon Iver‘s Mexican mini-festival, only announced last week.
  • David Desrosiers of Simple Plan will not be joining the band on their fall tour dates across the US. Read his statement here.
  • Bearings signed to Pure Noise Records.
  • Reading and Leeds festival revealed the line-up for their Introducing stage.
  • Green Day parted ways with the manager who’s represented them for over twenty years…
  • …while Arcade Fire fired their publicist after some recent issues.
  • GWAR‘s frontman crashed American Authors set on Warped tour.
  • Issues added two more bands to the Headspace tour. They’ll be joined by Sylar and Too Close to Touch, as well as previously announced main support, Volumes.
  • Meanwhile, Sleeping With Sirens revealed the supports for their Gossip tour: The White Noise, Palaye Royale and Chase Atlantic.
  • CKY are supporting HIM on their farewell tour.
  • Daniel Shapiro left The Word Alive
  • …Jane Park left Owel
  • …and Mutemath announced the departure of their drummer, Darren King.
  • All Time Low had to cancel their show in Jakarta, after the promoter failed to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • A drunk man was arrested for urinating on a family at a Metallica concert. WTF?!
  • Barb(Boxermommyreads)

    I love that Hoodie song – I’m always finding such great music here. Thanks!