Backstreet Boys Announces Return to India With DNA World Tour, Netflix Cancels Gorillaz’s Full Length Animated Film, and More

From Pharrell Williams joining Louis Vuitton as Men’s Creative Director to SZA announcing the upcoming release of SOS’s deluxe edition, here’s this week in music – 

Backstreet Boys to Return to India With DNA World Tour in May

American boyband Backstreet Boys announced their anticipated return to India after 13 years! Comprised of AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson, the quintet will stop in India as part of their ‘The Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour.’ The two city tour will take them to Jio World Gardens in Mumbai on May 4 and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on May 5. 

“We weren’t kidding when we called it the #DNAWorldTour! 🌎🧬 We’re taking this baby back on the road to Iceland, Africa, Southeast Asia, & the Middle East,” the band wrote, announcing the continuation of their tour.

SZA to Release Deluxe Edition of ‘SOS’

SZA has announced a deluxe version of her chart-topping hit record, ‘SOS,’ featuring ten additional songs. While no additional information has been spared by the singer, the forthcoming edition is expected to come soon. Since its release in December 2022, ‘SOS’ has spent nine consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, spawning hits such as ‘Kill Bill,’ ‘Low,’ ‘Snooze,’ among others. SZA is currently on the 17-stop SOS North American Tour, which kicked off in February with supporting act Omar Apollo.

David Bowie’s Archive of 80,000 Items To Be Made Public in 2025

London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has acquired over 80,000 items belonging to David Bowie. The extensive collection includes memorabilia of the late singer’s six-decade-long career, such as letters, lyrics, photos, costumes, stage designs, and music awards. It will be made open to the public in 2025 ‘through the creation of The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts at V&A East Storehouse, in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.’

“Encompassing more than 80,000 items, the archive traces Bowie’s creative processes as a musical innovator, cultural icon, and advocate for self-expression and reinvention from his early career in the 1960s to his death in 2016. Alongside the creation of the new Centre, the gift will support the ongoing conservation, research, and study of the archive,” read the statement shared by Bowie’s team.

Netflix Cancels Gorillaz’s Full-Length Animated Film

In 2021, digital band Gorillaz’s co-creator Damon Albarn confirmed the working a Gorillaz movie in collaboration with Netflix. After confirming that “writing sessions” were underway for the movie, the project now stands canceled as per the creator due to recent cutbacks at Netflix.

In an interview discussing the band’s most recent album ‘Cracker Island’ released on February 24, Albarn shared the news that dejected Gorillaz fans worldwide. “The new record came about because Jamie and I were often in Los Angeles. We were working on a Gorillaz feature film, which will never happen,” he said when asked about the feature film. 

New Music Videos and songs out this week –

Gorillaz – Cracker Island
KAROL G, Shakira – TQG
Jonas Brothers – Wings
Gracie Abrams – I know it won’t work
Kali Uchis – Moonlight
Halsey – Die 4 Me
Lil Wayne  ft. DMX – Kant Nobody
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