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    Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:09:39

    Supergrass Gets Mowed - British alt-poppers break the hell up

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    After seventeen years together –longer than most of today's marriages- British alt-pop band Supergrass have called it a day and have broken up.

    "Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years," said the band in a statement. "We still love each other but, cliché notwithstanding, musical differences have led to us moving on and of course we all wish each other well in the future."

    Before the split, the band, a college radio fave, was hard at work on a new album, tentatively titled Release the Drones, which was due out via Cooking Vinyl. The band will play a handful of farewell shows in Europe.

    Do you listen to college radio?

    —Amy Sciarretto

    Roger Waters Hitting The Wall With New Tour Pink Floyd singer/guitarist to tour this Fall Roger Waters, best known as singer/guitarist for Pink Floyd, is hitting The Wall -er, the road- this Fall on a 36-date North American run that begins September 15 in Toronto and wraps on December 13 in Anaheim, California. The show promises to be a visual spectacle, with a 240- foot-wide and 35-foot-tall wall that will be erected and then torn down during the concert. Props and special effects are also expected to factor into the show.

    Waters will also be playing The Wall - duh- and this concept album, originally released in 1979 and largely considered a masterwork, has only been performed 31 times in those 31 years. It was played by Floyd in 1980 and 1981, with limited engagements in Los Angeles, London, New York and West Germany and as an all-star presentation by Waters in July 1990 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Waters is no stranger to playing albums back to front, as he played The Dark Side of the Moon from stem to stern during 2007 and 2008. Word is he take this tour to Europe in 2011, but no dates have yet been announced.

    The Wall is platinum 23 times over. That's a lot of fucking records!

    Tour dates are below:

    Sept. 15: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
    Sept. 20: Chicago (United Center)
    Sept. 21: Chicago (United Center)
    Sept. 26: Pittsburgh (Consol Energy Center)
    Sept. 28: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
    Sept. 30: Boston (TD Garden)
    Oct. 5: New York (Madison Square Garden)
    Oct. 8: Buffalo (HSBC Arena)
    Oct. 10: Washington DC (Verizon Center)
    Oct. 12: Uniondale (Nassau Coliseum)
    Oct. 15: Hartford (XL Center)
    Oct. 17: Ottawa (ScotiaBank Place)
    Oct. 19: Montreal (Bell Centre)
    Oct. 22: Columbus (Schottenstein Center)
    Oct. 24: Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills)
    Oct. 26: Omaha (Qwest Center)
    Oct. 27: St Paul (Xcel Energy Center)
    Oct. 29: St. Louis (ScotTrade Center)
    Oct. 30: Kansas City (Sprint Center)
    Nov. 3: New York (Izod Center)
    Nov. 8: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
    Nov. 9: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
    Nov. 13: Fort Lauderdale (Bank Atlantic Center)
    Nov. 16: Tampa (St. Pete Times Forum)
    Nov. 18: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
    Nov. 20: Houston (Toyota Center)
    Nov. 21: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
    Nov. 23: Denver (Pepsi Center Arena)
    Nov. 26: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
    Nov. 27: Phoenix (US Airways Center)
    Nov. 29: Los Angeles (The Forum)
    Dec. 1: Los Angeles (The Forum)
    Dec. 6: San Jose (HP Pavilion)
    Dec. 10: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
    Dec. 11: Tacoma (Tacoma Dome)
    Dec. 13: Anaheim (Honda Center)

    Are you purchasing tickets to the show in your region?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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