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It's true: Elton John is postponing his farewell tour.

The legendary pop star said after he sustained a fall that he was in a considerable amount of pain. In a statement, he wrote that he unfortunately will have to undergo major hip surgery and reschedule his Farewell tour.

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RÜFÜS DU SOL Releases Third Full-Length Album

The live-electronic trio released 'SOLACE' under their newly-launched imprint, Rose Avenue and Reprise Records

Globally renowned, live-electronic trio Rüfüs Du Sol has released their third full-length LP, 'Solace' from their newly-launched Rose Avenue imprint and Reprise Records today.

Equal parts rock n'roll temperament and ethereal electronic soundscape, the album shepherds the band into a new realm of sonic exploration. They haven't lost the anthemic qualities that propelled them to become one of electronic music's juggernauts, but from the outset, 'Solace' is their darkest and most introspective work to date.

The release comes as the band embarks on a US tour that includes sold-out shows at LA's Shrine Expo Hall and New York's Terminal 5, as well as a Halloween performance at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center. They'll also stop by Emo's in Austin, The Van Buren in Phoenix, and The Fillmore in Denver, and Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orlean's before heading to Europe, Australia, and Mexico.

Official video for 'No Place'

Tyrone Lyndvist's cry for help on 'Underwater' is visceral, but its urgency will still make packed crowds dance:

Help me out before I die
Save me now before I give up
Help me out before I drown
'Cause I just need some some space

It's this duality that makes this record so fascinating and captivating. Rüfüs Du Sol has managed to make an album full of kinetic energy and dance floor appeal, and packed it full of pain.

A sense of place has always been a crux of the Rüfüs Du Sol songwriting process. Their debut album was recorded on Australia's idyllic east coast, and their sophomore 'Bloom' was produced in Berlin. These environments imbue each record with a certain flavor, and 'Solace,' written and recorded in Venice, California, is no different. But it was not Hollywood glitz that manifested itself into 'Solace,' but rather the darker underbelly of Los Angeles and the barren-but-beautiful spaces of the desert.

'Solace' features a singular fusion of analogue sound design and emotional songwriting that has earned early support from industry titans like Pete Tong and Zane Lowe. In September, they were named Mixmag's "Cover Stars" and recently performed on KCRW's Morning Become Eclectic:


"Broccoli" Singer D.R.A.M. Announces Tour for Debut Album

Catch the hook master headlining across the country on the BIG BABY D.R.A.M. tour.

After spending the last two months opening for Lil' Dicky on the Dick or Treat tour, D.R.A.M. will headline his own robust national tour starting in late October 2016.

The tour accompanies his debut album and shares the same name: Big Baby D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M. is perhaps best known for his chart-topping hit "Broccoli" that dominated airwaves and stream-counters for months on end this summer. However, despite the mass-market success of "Broccoli" the singer is still unknown to many. This may have something to do with the concurrent rise of Lil Yachty and his marked, immediate presence on the song that led some to misattribute "Broccoli" to the sailing team captain.

That incident of overshadowing followed a similar circumstance earlier last year when D.R.A.M. came out with the rhythmic "Cha Cha." However, the nigh simultaneous cultural craze over the similar sounding "Hotline Bling" potentially distracted the public once again from what could have been another chart-topping hit (and also led many to accuse Drake of straight plagiarism).

These hiccups aside, D.R.A.M. has managed to rise to the top of the industry, if not in the eyes of the lay person then at least in the eyes of critics and his fellow artists.

Catch D.R.A.M. this January in Brooklyn and Manhattan when he stops by our neck of the woods on the BIG BABY D.R.A.M. tour. For those elsewhere, here are the remaining tour dates:

D.R.A.M. — 2016/17 Tour Dates
Oct 13 1015 Folsom San Francisco, CA
Oct 20 U of I Ballroom Iowa City, IA
Oct 21 Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Oct 22 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Oct 24 House of Blues Houston, TX
Nov 05 Soho Lounge Omaha, NE
Nov 11 Soho Lounge Omaha, NE
Dec 03 Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, AZ
Jan 13 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Jan 14 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Jan 15 The NorVa Norfolk, VA
Jan 17 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Jan 19 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA
Jan 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Jan 21 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jan 22 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Jan 25 The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Jan 26 El Club Detroit, MI
Feb 02 Grizzly Hall Austin, TX
Feb 09 THE MUSIC BOX San Diego, CA
Feb 11 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

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Kanye West will hit the road at the end of August for his recently announced Saint Pablo Tour.

The tour kicks off in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will hit 32 dates through October. Tickets to see Kanye West have been on sale for a couple of weeks, and resale ticket prices are already rising.

As it stands, tickets on the secondary market are averaging $204. Kanye West is slated to appear for two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 5 and 6. Here, tickets are averaging $457, with the cheapest ticket priced at $142.

At the end of his route, West has recently added a fourth date to his already triple appearance at The Forum in Los Angeles, set for October 25, 26, and 27.

The new show will be held on November 1.

Tickets for these dates are currently averaging $187 and the cheapest ticket available is for $78, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ.

Other stops include the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on September 8, where tickets are averaging $263 and the lowest get-in rate is $80.

On September 20, West will perform at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Here, tickets are averaging $184, and the cheapest ticket is available for $56. Another stop will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on October 8, where tickets are averaging $209 with a get-in rate of $58.

The average price is more than double the price of the cheapest hotels in Chicago which currently start at $100.

Kanye West was last seen out on the road on the Yeezus Trek tour in 2013, with opening artist Kendrick Lamar.

This year, West will be out on the road in support of his 7th studio album, The Life Of Pablo, which was released back in February.

It is home to his most recent hits such as Father Stretch My Hands Part 1 and Part 2, as well as Famous.

The 2016 Saint Pablo Tour, will serve as the first time the rapper will perform music from the record in further detail on the stage.

Jason Aldean has been touring the majority of 2016 and has no plans of slowing down any time soon. Aldean’s We Were Here Tour kicked off back in January and ran throughout May. Now, the tour is currently in its third and final leg and has transitioned into the Six String Circus Tour. Beginning back in May, this North American trek will continue throughout the summer and wrap up in October.

Tickets to see Jason Aldean on tour this summer are on sale now and continuing to rise across the secondary market. According to the data provided by TiqIQ, tickets are currently averaging $180.

Aldean’s next stop on the Six String Circus tour is scheduled for June 24 at the Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah, where tickets are averaging $211, and the cheapest ticket available is $57. He will continue on to cities and arenas such as AK- Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona on August 12, where tickets are averaging $231 and the lowest get-in rate is $49, and Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 15. Here, tickets are averaging $121 and the cheapest ticket available is $34.

Aldean will appear at the PNC Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina, where tickets are averaging $121 and the cheapest ticket is available for $36. The last stop on his Six String Circus Tour takes place on October 1 in Bristow, Virginia at the Jiffy Lube Live. For this stop, tickets are averaging $182 and the lowest get-in rate is $43.

Jason Aldean is out on the road in support of his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, which is home to hits such as “Burning It Down,” “Tonight Looks Good On You” and the album’s fourth single, “Gonna Know We Were Here.”

Aldean has also brought out some friends for his We Were Here/Six String Circus Tour. Thomas Rhett, whose recent single “Die A Happy Man” won Single Record Of The Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2016, and A Thousand Horses, who had radio success with their latest singles, “Smoke” and “Drunk Dial,” are both on the road with Aldean as direct support.

This year, the weekend of Riot Fest in Denver, Colorado will take place at the National Western Complex on September 2-4, and another weekend is scheduled to take place at the festival’s original location of Chicago, Illinois at Douglas Park on September 16-18.

Across both weekends, many of the same performers will be featured throughout the festival, such as a special reunion performance from this year’s headliners, Misfits. Other acts also include Deftones, Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, Nas, Pepper and many more.

Passes for Riot Fest for both of these weekends are currently on sale now. The festivals are in high demand, steadily rising across the secondary market. According to data provided by TiqIQ, a three-day pass for Denver is currently averaging $244, with the cheapest pass available for $83.

At both cities and both weekends, Carnival rides and attractions will be set up across the festival grounds as well as various food vendors throughout. Hotels in Denver can be found and secured through with rates starting as low as $89, and flights to and from Riot Fest in both Denver and Chicago can also be secured through Hipmunk as well.

Riot Fest is known for bringing artists back together for reunion performances and this year, the Original Misfits, which consists of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, are scheduled to appear together on stage for the first time in 33 years. They will serve as the festival’s headlining performers for both the Denver and Chicago locations. Past lineups for Riot Fest Denver and Chicago include Coheed and Cambria, System Of A Down, Rancid and Billy Idol, just to name a few.