Quick Hits: Lorde, Kings of Leon, Katy Perry, Jack White, Outkast
April 22, 2014


Lorde
Teenage singer Lorde has been on quite a roll lately, considering the breakout success of her debut album, her performance at Coachella, and the fact that she just performed with Nirvana at their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. However, it seems that all of the activity has caught up with her and she has been ordered to postpone her scheduled tour of Australia due to a chest infection. "I have had to postpone my Australian shows because of a nasty chest infection and general ill health," Lorde wrote on Twitter. "I am so so gutted to have to do this but my parents and my team stepped in telling me I needed a break after being non-stop since the Grammys in January. We will 100% be back for this tour (most likely in November) so don't worry about that. i just need time to get back to full gollum girl fitness before i go out playing shows again." Lorde was slated to play eight dates in six Australian cities, starting April 24 in Melbourne.

Kings Of Leon announced the third leg to their Mechanical Bull Tour, which will hit amphitheaters this summer beginning on July 31 in St. Louis. Joining Kings Of Leon on select dates will be Young The Giant and Kongos. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, April 25.

Katy Perry has released a funny teaser video called "World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers" as a primer for her new official video for the song "Birthday." The real "Birthday" clip is coming on April 24, but in the meantime, check out Perry's cast of characters below:




Jack White's second solo album, Lazaretto, now has an official lead single. Though White has already released the album track "High Ball Stepper," the title track is the first official single and the song is available on iTunes now. The 11-track album will be out on June 10 via Third Man Records/Columbia.

Rap duo Outkast is continuing their reunion as a headlining act for this year's BET Experience, taking place in Los Angeles from June 27 29. Other acts playing the event include Rick Ross, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, A$AP Rocky, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla $ign, and August Alsina. It all leads up to the presentation of the BET Awards, which will be handed out on June 29.




 
Music News
Ariana Grande Releases Statement on Manchester Attack
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Gorillaz, High & Low Festival
Fergie Signs Worldwide Partnership With BMG
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Leslie Jones, Jon Bon Jovi
22 Dead in Explosion at Manchester Ariana Grande Concert
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Newport Folk Festival
It's a Sign of the Times: Harry Styles Debuts at #1
Drake Dominates Billboard Music Awards
Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement on His Death
Rocker Chris Cornell Dead at 52
The Entertainment World Remembers Chris Cornell
FMQB Photo Pass: Metallica
Katy Perry Announced as First Judge for American Idol Reboot
Katy Perry Announces New Album Witness, North American Tour
Rapper Logic Debuts Atop Billboard 200
Breaking News
Rodney on the Roq Ending After Over 4 Decades
iHeartMedia Names Kix Layton SVP/Programming For Greenville
PK's Throwback 105.5 Brings Old Skool Hip Hop And R&B To South Florida
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Majic 103.7
May 26, 2017
CBS Radio Promotes Shelly Easton and Bobby Smith in its Philly Cluster
iHeartMedia Names Brian Hall SVP of Programming for Ashville
Albie Dee Promoted To OM For Adams Radio Group, Salisbury/Ocean City, MD
May 24, 2017
RCA Records Promotes Joe Daddio To VP/Pop Promotion
iHeartMedia Names Rob Whiteside Digital PD For Virginia/Carolina Region
WBEN/Phiadelphia's Matt Cord & Kristen Herrman To Host National Dog Show Charity Walk
iHeartMedia Hartford Names Kelsey Maxon Digital PD
INSIGHTS: What Radio Can Learn from the TV Upfronts
Cumulus Media Adds Jay Philpott To Nights At KQRS/Minneapolis
Margaret Ann Ronayne NYC Memorial Service on June 8th
May 23, 2017
Beasley Media Group Unveils New Format Captains
iHeartMedia Austin Debuts New Spanish Top 40 Station TU 103.1
CBS Radio Officially Names John Farneda MD At WXRT/Chicago
In Brief - May 23, 2017
May 22, 2017
CBS Corporation Extends Chairman/President/CEO Les Moonves
KDMX (102.9 NOW)/Dallas Adds Kannon In Afternoon Drive
Entercom-Charlotte Signs Contract Extension with Matt & Ramona Show
May 19, 2017
Cumulus Media Oxnard/Ventura Names Matthew "Doughboy" Florence PD For KVYB
Westwood One Presents Backstage at the BBMAs
May 18, 2017
iHeartMedia St. Louis Names Maurice DeVoe PD For KMJM (100.3 The Beat)
FMQB NOW

Nicki Farag,
SVP of Promotion,
Def Jam Recordings

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!