I’m still back in Swindon, but I’m heading back to Hatfield tomorrow. It’s been a weird couple of days. My boyfriend’s now on another continent, my mum’s still in hospital, and I’ve been trying to keep up with all of my uni work. At least the year can’t get harder than this (…can it?).
The publishing world:
Ready for more new releases?:
There were also a couple of impressive cover reveals:
In other news:
- Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- The 2017 National Book Award finalists were revealed.
The music industry:
A couple of new releases:
Are you ready to rock out to this new music?:
I The Mighty gave us directions to ‘Where The Mind Wants To Go’:
Pink‘s new song can be described as ‘Whatever You Want’:
While HAIM just want a ‘Little of Your Love’:
Now, we resume the regularly scheduled programming, with some album announcements:
- Sam Smith revealed that his next album, ‘The Thrill of it All’, is being released on November 3rd.
- Dead! finally announced their full-length debut album. ‘The Golden Age of Not Even Trying’ is being released on January 26th.
A few tour announcements:
- Dance Gavin Dance are playing ‘Mothership’ in full during their December US tour.
- Throughout December, ROAM are headlining shows across the UK.
- Every Time I Die have announced a Christmas extravaganza/mini festival, taking place in New York on December 16th.
- Throughout January and February, Avenged Sevenfold are playing shows across America. Support comes from Bullet For My Valentine and Breaking Benjamin.
- Also in January and February, Enter Shikari are heading to the States to play headline shows.
- Thirty Seconds To Mars announced UK and European shows in support of their still unannounced fifth album. You can catch the trio between March and May.
And some other news, too:
- Tom Petty passed away at age 66…
- …and The Icarus Line‘s Alvin Deguzman sadly lost his battle with cancer. RIP.
- This was the week of the tour cancellations. Massmatiks, Linkin Park and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes all cancelled shows across the globe.
- One OK Rock revealed the support for their upcoming UK and European tour: Crown the Empire!
- ZEX announced plans to file a lawsuit against Magic Bullet Records, after they were dropped following sexual assault allegations.
- Linkin Park‘s episode of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ was finally given an air date.
- The members of Decapitated were extradited to Washington, following those kidnapping allegations.
- Mom Jeans signed with Side One Dummy…
- …while The Night Game signed to Interscope.
- The Wonder Years streamed an acoustic set to raise money for Puerto Rico.
- VANT revealed that they’re going on hiatus following their upcoming tour.
- Fall Out Boy‘s Andy Hurley opened a coffee shop in Portland.
- A Will Away were robbed after their show with Have Mercy in Baltimore.
- DMC (of Run DMC) teamed up with former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, forming Fragile Mortals.
- Last, but certainly not least, AFI frontman Davey Havok was named PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity.
I’ll see you next week for another installment of WTF Did I Miss This Week?!