Taylor Swift Announces ‘The Eras Tour’, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ Lawsuit Dropped, and More

From Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks co-headlining concerts to Selena Gomez releasing a new single and documentary, here’s this week in music. 

Taylor Swift Announces U.S Dates for ‘The Eras Tour’ 

“I’m enchanted to announce my next tour: Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!),” Taylor Swift wrote in an Instagram post while announcing the new tour. ‘The Eras Tour’ will be her first tour in five years!

The first leg of the tour in the U.S. will have 27 stops in total, starting from Glendale, Arizona, on March 18, 2023, and wrapping up on May 8 in Los Angeles. Paramore, Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Beabadoobee, Girl in Red, Muna, Gayle, Gracie Abrams, and Owenn will be the opening acts in the U.S. “The first leg of the tour will be in stadiums across the US, with international dates to be announced as soon as we can!” she added.

Tickets will be available to purchase for the general public from November 18.

Imagine Dragons, The Strokes, and More to Perform at Lollapalooza India 

After months of speculation and hearsay, Lollapalooza India has finally dropped its artist lineup for the 2023 music festival, which includes headliners Imagine Dragons and The Strokes, who will be performing in the country for the first time.

Image acquired from Rolling Stone India.

International stars who are set to take the Lollapalooza India stage at Mahalakshmi Racecourse next year include American rock band Greta Van Fleet, dream pop band Cigarettes After Sex, Diplo, Zhu, Indo-Canadian Punjabi music singer-songwriter AP Dillon, indie pop band Japanese Breakfast, and Hong Kong rapper Jackson Wang, who is also a member of the South Korean boy band Got7.

India’s finest artists – Sandunes, Tejas, Prateek Kuhad, F16s, Bombay Brass, Easy Wanderlings, Divine, etc., are also slated to perform over the first edition of the two-day festival, set to take place at Mahalakshmi Racecourse on January 28 and 29 in Mumbai next year.

Read more about it HERE

Måneskin Announce New Album ‘Rush!’

Italian rock band Måneskin will release their third full-length album titled ‘Rush!’ on January 20, 2023. They released ‘THE LONELIEST’, a powerhouse rock ballad, last month, which is likely to be part of the forthcoming album.

In an interview with NME, the band cites Radiohead as the album’s inspiration. “I think that the inspiration we got from Radiohead was to be very focused on creating a very specific world for each song,” said frontman Damiano David.

“It’s a new side for our new audience, but we’ve always been playing ballads. That’s always been a big part of our music, so with this one we tried to experiment a bit more with the sound. We listened to a lot of Radiohead where they work a lot with pedals,” added Victoria De Angelis (Bassist).

‘RUSH!’ will be a follow-up to their sophomore LP ‘Teatro d’ira: Vol. I, which was released in 2021. 

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks to Co-headline Concerts 

“Two Icons, One Night!” The legendary Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks are set to play three stadium shows in 2023.

The joint concerts will kick off from SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, on March 10, 2023, followed by AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 8 and Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 19. “Excited to hit the road with the amazing @billyjoel in 2023,” Nicks wrote on Instagram about their tour. Tickets will go on sale on November 11, 2022. More dates are likely to release soon.

Selena Gomez’s New Documentary, ‘My Mind and Me’, Is Out Now!

‘My Mind and Me’, Selena Gomez’s highly-anticipated documentary is now out on Apple TV+. It chronicles six years of the singer/actor’s life as she deals with mental health and physical illness, her life after being a successful child actor, and more. Selena, who has been quite vocal about her mental health struggles, has also shared an emotional new single of the same name ahead of the documentary’s release. 

“I definitely want to go into hiding after this comes out. I had to separate myself from it and understand what I felt the movie was going to be for other people. So I’m kind of sacrificing myself. You know, I love my job, but at the end of the day, I do want to be impactful in some way,” she said in an interview with Vogue when asked about exposing her life in this film.

Her most recent albums are ‘Rare’ and ‘Revelación’, released in 2020 and 2021, respectively. She also produced and starred in the Emmy-nominated hit series ‘Only Murders in the Building‘.

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’ copyright case dropped

A $20 million copyright lawsuit case against Mariah Carey on her evergreen holiday single, ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, has been dismissed.

The copyright infringement case was filed by country singer Andy Stone of the band Vince Vance and the Valiants. Stone sued Mariah, her co-writer Walter Afanasieff and Sony Music Entertainment in June. Together with Vince Vance and the Valiants in 1989, he released a song titled ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. In his statement, he claims the writers nor the company “never sought or obtained permission” to use the song’s title which was first used by him. 

Although the case now stands dismissed, he can refile the suit in the future. However, the Rolling Stones dictates that Stone winning the lawsuit is highly unlikely. “Stone is unlikely to receive the $20 million-dollar prize he was bargaining for on the count that there are currently 177 copyrighted songs with the title ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’”

New songs and music videos out this week –

Joji – Die For You
P!NK – Never Gonna Not Dance Again 
FLETCHER – Suckerpunch 
Stephen Sanchez & Ashe – Missing You
Gorillaz – Baby Queen
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