Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, twenty one pilots, Prince, Flaming Lips, Mastodon, The Cure
February 3, 2014


Bruno Mars

While Sunday night's Super Bowl was a lopsided, suspense-less victory for the Seattle Seahawks, Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers brought plenty of energy to the halftime show. Mars danced across the stage singing songs such as "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby" as elaborate lighting, pyro and fireworks lit up the stadium. Mars also made history as the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. Red Hot Chili Peppers joined him as special guests to belt out their own hit, "Give it Away," before Mars took a round stage in the center of the field to close his set with a solo rendition of "Just the Way You Are."

twenty one pilots has announced details of their upcoming North American headline tour. Dubbed trip for concerts spring 2014, the trek gets underway Thursday, April 3 in Knoxville, TN and travels through May 16 in Denver. Support will come from NONONO and Hunter Hunted. twenty one pilots are also set to make appearances at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival (June 19 – 22), Tampa's Big Guava Music Festival (May 2 – 4) and Dallas' Suburbia Music Festival (Sunday, May 3 – 4).

After appearing in an episode of the Fox sitcom New Girl on Sunday night, Prince has released a new single, "Pretzelbodylogic," via iTunes. In other news, at an album preview event in New York on Sunday night, the three women of Prince's band, 3rd Eye Girl, offered some brief comments on the forthcoming Plectrumelectrum album. "The album was completely recorded live, analog, old-school," said bassist Ida Nielsen, according to Rolling Stone. "It's going to pull something inside of you that you may not be feeling listening to music these days."

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne will hit the road on Saturday, February 8, for the second half of his Record Store Tour, during which he is meeting and greeting fans and signing copies of The Flaming Lips 1st EP. Coyne will be selling a Limited Edition version of the 12" EP which is housed with a custom-made solid chocolate skull. Each skull contains a special Gold Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by the Flaming Lips in the world. Meanwhile, the band will be playing a number of festivals this spring, including the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa; BUKU Music + Art Project in New Orleans, and The Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL.

Mastodon will hit the road for a headlining spring tour with support from Gojira and Kvelertak. The tour kicks off April 28 in Seattle and culminates with a performance at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH on May 18. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7. Mastodon has been in the studio in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) working on their sixth album. More details about the new album will be revealed soon.

The Cure is due to release their 14th studio album later this year. Tentatively titled 4:14 Scream, the album was recorded at the same time as 2008's 4:13 Dream, according to a press release. The set will be released along with a series of live DVDs. In conjunction with these new releases, the band also plans to embark on a third round of "Trilogy" shows in late 2014. The Cure plans to perform the albums The Top, The Head on the Door, and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me in their entirety.




 
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