Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips thinks that Ke$ha is absolutely awesome. That’s why he’s announced that he’ll be making his band’s next record with the famed pop singer. Also Depeche Mode announced the opening acts for their upcoming international tour. And Sir Paul McCartney has added more shows to his Out There tour. All that and more below.

  • Paul McCartney Adds More Tour Dates: Paul McCartney has added more dates to his upcoming tour. According to Rolling Stone, he’ll visit Tulsa’s BOK Tulsa’s BOK Center on May 29th, and will play Washington D.C.’s Nationals Park on July 12th. The new dates follow McCartney’s previously scheduled shows on May 22nd at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center and July 9th at Boston’s Fenway Park. For more information go to his website.
  • The Flaming Lips And Ke$ha Join Forces: The Flaming Lips and pop singer Ke$ha are working on an album together. The band’s lead singer Wayne Coyne revealed this shocking information during a Reddit AMA session. He praised her for being funny, humble and a badass. According to Pitchfork, the album will be called Lip$ha.
  • Depeche Mode Recruits Bat For Lashes And Crystal Castles For Tour: Depeche Mode will support their recently-released record, Delta Machine, by going on an extensive world tour, and they just announced that they’ll be touring with Bat for Lashes and Crystal Castles. Below you can check out the dates for their U.S. performances. To see when they’ll be overseas, head over to Pitchfork.

Depeche Mode 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

08-22 Detroit, NI – DTE Energy Music Theatre*
08-24 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre*
08-27 St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
09-01 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre*
09-03 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre*
09-06 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
09-08 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
09-10 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live*
09-12 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
09-14 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds*
09-15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center*
09-18 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09-20 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion^
09-22 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre^
09-24 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
09-26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre^
09-28 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
09-29 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
10-06 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
10-08 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion^

  • Tyler, the Creator Goes On Letterman: Tyler, the Creator went on Late Night With David Letterman this week to perform “Rusty” off his newly released album Wolf. It was an odd performance, but also kind of wonderful. And the rapper wasn’t alone. He appeared with fellow OFWGKTA rappers Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis. Check it all out in the video below:

[via Spin]

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