Even though Incubus is on hiatus, frontman and founder Brandon Boyd is keeping busy. He’s announced a new record, which according to him, is ready to be released. Also, John Mayer is heading back on tour after three years of dealing with throat issues. And The Eagles have also announced that they’ll be hitting the road later this year. All that and more below.
- Brandon Boyd Announces New Record, Despite Incubus Hiatus: Incubus’ Brandon Boyd will release a followup album to his 2010 solo debut The Wild Trapeze. Rolling Stone reports that the rock band is going on hiatus, so it’ll be a while before they release another record. But Boyd’s not taking a break; he’s prepping new music. “It’s done, it’s mastered,” Boyd said about the sophomore album,” It’ll probably come out sometime this summer. It’s ready to come out now, but logistics and stuff like that.” If you’re wondering what the new material will sound like, he said it’s like “oddball pop.” Thoughts?
- John Mayer Heading Back On Tour: John Mayer is heading out on tour for the first time in three years (guess all those heartbreaks finally got to him). Billboard reports that the singer will visit over 40 cities in four countries, and that American Idol winner Phillips Phillips will be his opener. Mayer’s vocal hiatus was due to throat issues. He told the magazine that his recovery is a dream come true. Mayer’s first show will be in April at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Alabama.
- The National To Release New Music: The National has announced plans to release a new record titled Trouble Will Find Me. The followup to 2010′s High Violet will be the band’s sixth studio album . According to the A.V. Club, the band has a bunch of tour dates scheduled in the near future, including appearances at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and the Bonnaroo Festival.
- Eagles Going On Tour: The Eagles are hitting the road once again. The tour, which the A.V. Club rightfully points out will probably “cost an arm and a leg to attend,” will kick off July 6 in Louisville Kentucky. Here’s the full list of dates:
The Eagles Tour 2013
July 6—KFC Yum! Center—Louisville, Kentucky
July 7—Summerfest—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 9—Quicken Loans Arena—Cleveland, Ohio
July 11—Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
July 15—Scotiabank Place—Ottawa, Ontario
July 16—Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 18—Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, Connecticut
July 19—Comcast Center—Boston, Massachusetts
July 22—Verizon Center—Washington, D.C.
July 23—Consol Energy Center—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 25—Bethel Woods Center—Bethel, New York
Hope you’re all caught up now. Check in next week for another music news roundup, and don’t forget to keep coming back to BeatCrave for more industry news, and details on the latest bands.
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