Quick Hits: Michael Jackson, Trey Songz, Bastille, Big Boi, Soundgarden, Coachella
May 12, 2014

With Michael Jackson's new posthumous album, Xscape, coming out on Tuesday, SiriusXM is launching The Michael Jackson Channel, a limited-run station focusing on music from Jackson's solo career. Listeners will hear classic tunes as well as Xscape's eight previously unreleased songs, which will air along with "reflections and stories" from the producers involved with the new album. The Michael Jackson Channel is set to launch tonight, May 12, at 5 p.m. EST. It will air through Monday, May 26 on XM channel 50.

Trey Songz is celebrating his sultry new single, "SmartPhones," with a one-of-a-kind mobile web app. The app allows users to "break into" Trey's own smart phone where they can access a broad range of content. Fans can check out such exclusive extras as personal photos, texts, and cell phone videos, save their info to Trey's contact list, and check out the new "SmartPhones" companion video. Trey's new album, Trigga, arrives on July 1.

U.K. band Bastille will do another run of U.S. tour dates in the fall, running from October 11 in Washington, DC to October 24 in Rochester, NY. Meanwhile, the band, which is currently on tour in the U.S., will perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers on June 3. Bastille also will play the Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival (May 18), Boston Calling (May 25), the KROQ/Los Angeles Weenie Roast (May 31) and the Governors Ball Music Festival (June 6).

OutKast rapper Big Boi has signed a new solo deal with Epic Records. He told The Huffington Post, "I'm back with L.A. Reid and [Epic Records President] Sylvia Rhone. Got a brand new situation. I signed the deal the day after the first Coachella date, that Saturday." Big Boi hopes to drop a new solo album by the end of 2014, however, he said: "The album I'm not gonna rush. It depends, because me and Dre got a lot of work to do from now until the end of October. [But] you're definitely going to get some brand new Big Boi material. Two or three singles before the fall."

Celebrating the reissue of their 1994 album Superunkown, Soundgarden will rock New York's Webster Hall on June 2 to perform the album in its entirety. The Webster Hall show, which is scheduled the night before the Superunknown reissue is released, marks only the second time the band has ever performed the album all the way through. The first Superunknown performance happened at SXSW in March, marking the 20th anniversary of the album's original release. Soundgarden will spend the summer co-headlining a tour with Nine Inch Nails that runs from July 19 to August 25.

The organizers of Coachella already have announced that next year's festival will once again take place over two consecutive weekends from April 10–12 and April 17–19 at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. Advance passes will go on sale beginning Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. PST.




 
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