GRAMMY WEEK | Playing at the Grammys & new tour dates on sale Jan 26th
The Animation for this music video is captivating.
It seems like there is a lot going on with U2 lately. For a band that has been active in music for decades, they have invigorated themselves once again, video, new album, tour dates, Grammys... is it me or have they done anything but slow down? If anything they have been a constant force for peace and bring about positive manifestations through their art. The "Get Out Of Your Own Way" music video animation is no exception, creating some very catchy eye candy, for an incredible audio/visual experience. Reminds me a little of South Park style, with cut paper. They embody some of aesthetic that Radiohead has embraced. No strangers to art rock, U2 produced a video that has a message and retained an artistic ethic.
Not to be overshadowed by their video release, U2 will be performing at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Popdust is going hard for the Grammy's this year, so we will be sure to Tweet you all during the live event. Madison Square Garden will host the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28, 2018. This is the first GRAMMY event in New York City since 2003.
"Get Out Of Your Own Way" (Afrojack Remix) is out 1/26. Announced the UK/Europe leg of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 - new dates to go on sale January 26th.
Broken Fingaz Crew, the fearless Israeli graffiti collective whose provocative, groundbreaking and often disturbing fluorescent sketches were among the first street art in their native Haifa, have directed U2's new video for "Get Out Of Your Own Way."
Known only by the pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities--Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco—the enigmatic Broken Fingaz Crew approached U2 with the concept of an animated visualization of the second single from the band's new Songs of Experience. After a successful collaboration on U2's video for "American Soul," the band were inspired to give Broken Fingaz Crew full creative control based on their impassioned interpretation of "Get Out Of Your Own Way." The result reaffirms Broken Fingaz Crew's standing as artistic and social pioneers emerging from an underground of their own creation.
[2QYLW71516301312] The band announced the UK/Europe leg of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018, with new dates to go on sale January 26th (static.spin.com)
Broken Fingaz Crew described the mission statement of their "Get Out Of Your Own Way" video as follows. "The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation.
The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we've combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video."
U2 | eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
August 31 - Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2
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Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale that takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020.
Pandemics are known for triggering upheaval and societal change.
It's probably no coincidence, then, that Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet around 1595—directly in the middle of the deadly Bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged Europe. Amidst today's pandemic, the most relevant adaptation of this timeless and classic tragedy was made nearly 25 years ago.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale. Romeo + Juliet made a decent ranking at the box office, but it was heavily overlooked for awards, only receiving one Oscar nomination for best art direction.
Had Luhrmann waited just 10 years to release Romeo + Juliet, there may have been more positive reactions to the film. At one point, Baz himself doubted that the movie would ever be made. During a 2015 interview discussing the film, Baz said: "When we went to Twentieth Century-Fox with it, under the terms of my first-look deal, I think rather than let me go, they sort of said, 'We'll give him $100,000, let him do his little workshop and maybe it'll go away.' Well it did not."
Romeo + Juliet takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020. Here's why: