Saturday, February 28, 2009

Robert's intro for the NME tribute cd

Stereogum has posted Robert's spoken word intro from the NME tribute cd, along with Art Brut's cover of Catch. (Thanks Sofia)

Update: Robert responds to his critics

Robert has posted his response to the websites that have criticized his Radiohead/Free Music remarks. I really wish he would have posted that on the news page, and would have used the NME award (the 1 finger salute) as the photo for that post. : )

Update: Robert has also posted his response in the news section, and reports that he has located the caps lock off button! Will anything ever be the same? : )

NME highlights from T4

Some video clips from the NME awards:
Close to Me (T4's Saturday show)
Friday I'm In Love & Just Like Heaven (T4's Friday show)

Pearl general sale is today

If you didn't get tickets for The Pearl during the pre-sale, don't forget the general on sale starts today at 1pm pacific, and noon pacific for Citi cardmembers.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Gig on NME TV

"The Big Gig is going to be shown on NME TV on Friday 6th March at 12pm and 10pm. It's only two hours so expect some big edits but its still going to be seen on TV!!" (Thanks AndrewV127)

Reminder: NME awards on Channel 4 in the UK

"Just had a quick flick through the Channel 4 listings for next week. On Friday 27th February there are two shows featuring the NME Shockwaves Awards.
At 19:30 on '4 Music' there is a 45 minute programme called "T4 at the Shockwaves NME Awards" and on Channel 4 23:35-1:10 there is a longer programme called "Shockwaves NME Awards" which seems to be a run through of the Brixton Academy awards giving." (Thanks Beau)

Update: Friday I'm In Love & Just Like Heaven from the show.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pearl pre-sale is up

And they have/had floor tickets available! Good luck to everyone!

Update: Use 412800 as your Citi pre-sale code, and you don't need to actually pay with a Citi card. (Thanks Sam and Wiseguys)

Live reports from the NME Awards

Setlist & show notes
Reviews: NME / Billboard
Photos: Maccatori / COF / Paul / Heron / Getty Images / Kinsellag / Wonker
NME photos: one / two / three / four
Interview videos: NME 1 / NME 2 / NME (fans) / NME (highlights) / BBC / ITN
Performance videos: Lullaby / Just Like Heaven / Close To Me / Acceptance speech/Lullaby / The Only One

Robert's Radiohead comments

Pollstar, Stereogum, Pitchfork, and National Post have picked up on Robert's recent comments about Radiohead.
(Thanks Kate and Sofia)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reminder: Robert on NME radio today

Robert will do a 1 hour interview with NME radio on Feb. 25th at 1pm (UK time). (Thanks Monghi and Fab G)

Update: The dj says that Robert canceled the interview.

Pearl pre-sale tomorrow (Feb. 25th) at 10am

That's 10am pacific, 11am mountain, noon central, and 1pm eastern.

From the Ticketmaster page:

For the Citi Cardmember Presale: Tickets can only be purchased with a Citi credit card.
Password for the Citi Cardmember Presale: Enter the first 6-digits of your credit card account number (no dashes) located on the front of your Citi card.

For the Citi Cardmember Preferred Seating Offer: Tickets can only be purchased with a Citi credit card.
Password for the Citi Cardmember Preferred Ticket Offer: Enter the first 6-digits of your credit card account number (no dashes) located on the front of your Citi card. (Thanks V)

The Cure at The Pearl - officially confirmed!

Here's the press release:

The Cure to perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort on Friday, April 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS, NV – February 23, 2009 – Just two days before their appearance at this year’s Coachella Festival, The Cure will play an intimate show at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort.

(Biographical stuff cut out, because Andy told me to) : )

This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m.

On-sale date: Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Prices: $154.00, $129.00 and $89.00, plus any additional service fees
On-sale locations: All Ticketmaster locations, call 702-474-4000, visit or .
(Thanks to Anna at The Pearl)

The Cure at The Pearl is listed at TM

Ticketmaster now has a listing for The Pearl show. Tickets go on sale at 1pm pacific on Feb. 28th. Venue capacity is only 2,500. (Thanks Crowbi_Wan)

Wishing you all a very....

Happy Mardi Gras!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rumor: Cure playing Las Vegas?

This might be a false alarm, but Pollstar has The Cure listed as playing the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas on April 17. Fingers crossed that this is true! (Thanks Chris)

Update: According to The Pearl box office, the show is booked and tickets will go on sale Saturday at 1pm. I would have posted this earlier, but I got the info while at the parades. : )

Update: No longer a rumor. This show has been officially confirmed.

Levinhurst playing The Bordello

Levinhurst will be playing as a four piece with Eric Bradley and Michael Dempsey!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - BORDELLO - $12 - Doors open at 8:00p
Don’t Knock the Rock and The Fold present...
A TRIBUTE TO SCOTT WALKER featuring performances by:
DAVID J. (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) & MICHAEL BERG
ROB DICKINSON (Catherine Wheel)
LEVINHURST (with Lol Tolhurst founding member of the Cure)
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS and DAN CRANE (aka Bjorn Turoque)
Master of Ceremonies MICHAEL DES BARRES

In conjunction with the premiere of the David Bowie produced documentary "30 Century Man," a night honoring the work, and performing the music of Scott Walker, who gave up pop stardom in the 1960s to mine a more experimental, esoteric musical vein.
(Thanks Lol)

All O2 theatre screenings are canceled

Just to clarify this a bit, ALL theatre screenings of the O2 Big Gig have been canceled. Thanks again TMU!

Important info about those "extra" O2 tickets

"I emailed AEG to ask if I needed to send back the "unique code" standing ticket (that came this morning) to get a refund. This is the reply...

"If you receive these tickets do not use them as the barcode has been cancelled. You will receive the correct tickets with a letter in with the tickets, these are going out registered post today"

Do they scan tiks at this venue?? They must have something in place knowing that they've sent out a whole stack of additional tickets for a sold out standing space.... either that or it's gonna get pretty crowded in there. ;)

Anyhow, I would be cautious before passing (selling) them on to friends......" (Thanks Maffy)