Platinum-selling recording artists Our Lady Peace have announced an early Christmas present for their fans. On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, the song, “Heavyweight,” was made available on iTunes in North America. All other DSPs will have the track beginning January 3, 2012. “Heavyweight” is the first single from Our Lady Peace’s forthcoming album, scheduled for release in Spring 2012.
In a note posted to fans at www.ourladypeace.com, the group writes, “We feel that this is our most compelling recording since we formed this band. It’s the record we’ve been trying to make for many years now. We now understand that the struggle to get here was not in vain.” More details about the new album, which is currently being recorded with producer Jason Lader in Toronto and Los Angeles, will be released in the New Year.
The initial reaction to “Heavyweight” has been swift and strong. Some programmers were so eager for new Our Lady Peace music that they purchased “Heavyweight” on iTunes and played it on their stations in advance of the song being formally serviced to radio.
In other news, OLP singer Raine Maida will receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit award during Canadian Music Week along with his wife, singer Chantal Kreviazuk in recognition of their longstanding commitment to charitable initiatives. Individually they have contributed to charities worldwide in support of human and animal rights, world peace, education and the environment.
Our Lady Peace will perform live in Niagara Falls on December 31, 2011 as part of Entertainment Tonight Canada’s New Year’s Eve celebration broadcast nationally on Global TV.
Multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold out additional dates on their upcoming I’m With You World Tour. Sold out markets thus far include: Duluth, GA; Los Angeles, CA (2 Shows); New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; Orlando, FL; San Diego, CA and Sunrise, FL. Due to overwhelming demand, second shows have been added on February 18th in Oakland, CA and the sold out February 27th date in Los Angeles, CA. The 2012 arena tour will be the band’s first full-scale tour of the U.S. since 2007 when they hit the road in support of 2006′s Stadium Arcadium. Joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be Santigold.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring Europe through mid-December in support of I’m With You, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Alternative album charts, as well as on the Top Internet Albums and iTunes Top Alternative Albums chart. The first single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” hit the top spot at Modern Rock radio, giving the band its 12th No. 1 at the format. A second single, “Monarchy of the Roses” is currently the No. 2 greatest gainer on Mediabase’s Alternative chart.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” Red Hot Chili Peppers received a Grammy nomination for “Rock Album of the Year” and were just announced to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Tickets on sale now for the following shows
20th Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center *
21st Orlando, FL Amway Arena *
23rd Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
25th Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
27th Raleigh, NC RBC Center
28th Columbia, SC ColonialLife Arena
30th Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center*
31st Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
3rd Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
4th New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena *
17th Oakland, CA Oracle Arena *
18th Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
26th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
27th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
29th San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center *
2nd Glendale, AZ Jobing.Com Arena
4th Denver, CO Pepsi Cener
6th San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
8th Houston, TX Toyota Center
9th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
13th Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
15th Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
16th Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
* SOLD OUT
Reggie Watts fans can get an exclusive listen to the internationally renowned vocalist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian/ improvisor’s recent NYC performance entitled “On Life and Quantum Entanglement.” You can download previous episodes on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reggie.watts?sk=app_178091127385.
The tracks were recorded live at Reggie’s sold out show at Skirball Center on Oct 23. In Reggie Watts’ world, no two songs are ever alike and no performances are ever repeated, so get em while you can as these live performance tracks are one of a kind, never to be performed or released again!
We’re extremely excited to be premiering “Gopher Cheeks” from “On Life and Quantum Entanglement” today!
Take a listen and catch Reggie live in Europe at the dates below
“Gopher Cheeks” (On Life & Quantum Entanglement – Part 10 of 11) by reggiewatts
Jan. 19th – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
Jan. 20th – Arenberg Theatre (Antwerp, Belgium)
Jan. 23rd – Roundhouse (London, England)
Jan. 25th – Parkteatret (Oslo, Norway)
Jan. 26th – Sodern Theatre (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jan. 27th – Bremen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Jan. 28th – Tavastia (Helsinki, Finland)
More info: http://reggiewatts.com/info/upcoming/