The Band Perry Announce North American Tour

The Band Perry have announced a headlining North American tour in support of their recently released EP, Coordinates. The trek kicks off on October 12th at USC Aiken Convocation Center in Aiken, South Carolina.

Executive produced by Rick Rubin and written and produced by the band, the five-song Coordinates was released in September. In an interview with Variety, singer Kimberly Perry said that it was influenced by “German electronic music.”

“We went and studied a lot of that music, and on the way to the studio in the morning, we would be playing very specific things to inspire the mood of the day,” Perry explained of their sessions, adding that the EP’s “minimal brutalism” reflects “brutal” things happening in their personal lives, including her own recent divorce.

How Sia Saved Herself

Sia Furler is looking for love. This being 2018, that means using apps like Tinder and Bumble. She doesn’t use her real name, but she does post real photos of herself on the apps. Not that anyone recognizes her; although she’s scored hits like “Chandelier” (1.9 billion YouTube views and counting) and “Cheap Thrills” (which made her one of only a handful of women in their forties to have a Number One hit), she has for years obscured her face with an oversize blond wig whenever she performs. When a potential date asks what she does for a living, she’ll say she’s a writer. Eventually, she might say, “I’m actually also a pop star called Sia.”

‘A Star Is Born’ Review: Cooper, Lady Gaga Hit All the Right Notes

One star soars; the other crashes and burns. It’s a tale as old as time, flattened and fatigued by constant repetition. So why in hell did Bradley Cooper choose to make his debut as director with the third remake of A Star Is Born? What could he bring to the role of the self-destructive headliner living in the shadow of the protégée he loves? And why did he have Lady Gaga, going out on a limb in her first starring role, to follow in the footsteps of the legends who previously aced the role of the newbie: Barbra Streisand (1976), Judy Garland (1954) and Janet Gaynor (1937)? Talk about walking a tightrope without a net.