A$AP Mob's new album, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, drops on August 25, and in advance of that, the crew has been out promoting the album's singles "Wrong" and "RAF" with colorful videos. On Tuesday night (August 15), the crew — including Rocky, Ferg, Twelvyy, and more --stopped by The Tonight Show for a new one: a cinéma vérité take on their new song "Feels So Good."
Instead of utilizing the studio stage for a normal performance, the Mob members took the show backstage for an off-the-cuff rendition in a wide-open production area. Well, that's where it began anyway, before they used most of what's immediately available at 30 Rockefeller Plaza as their playground.
Katy Perry fans, your girl has good news and bad news about her upcoming Witness tour.
Let’s rip off the Band-Aid and get this out of the way first: Production delays have forced Perry to push back the planned September 7 opening date of her tour. The North American leg will now kick off on September 19 in Montreal, Canada. Six shows were pushed back due to the delays, but previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates or refunded.
Perry apologized to fans in an Instagram post, writing, “Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week. I’ll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show to be an experience I am proud to share with you. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but hope everyone who sees the show will agree it was worth the wait.”
Despite the unexpected delay, things aren’t all doom and gloom. In better news, Perry revealed her impressive gang of opening acts: VMA Best New Artist nominee Noah Cyrus, Witness collaborators Purity Ring, and pop goddess Carly Rae Jepsen. Cyrus will be on the tour from September 19 through November 1, followed by Purity Ring from November 7 to December 20, and Jepsen will open from January 5 through February 5.
The Witness tour will take Perry across the globe until next August, but first, she’s set to host and perform at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awardson August 27. Get pumped!
"We’re completely revamping the technical side of the show".
Pendulum have opened up on reuniting for their first London show in six years, and say they’re sounding better than ever before after returning from hiatus.
The drum and bass titans will headline London’s South West Four Festival next weekend, marking their first appearance in the capital as a band since returning from their hiatus for a show in Miami last year.
Speaking to NME, frontman Rob Swire said: “We’re completely revamping the technical side of the show, which should mean audiences are going to hear us sound better than ever before. Technology has evolved to the point that I can make changes to the band mix from my hotel room, give it to our engineer on a USB stick, and then we can play a show using that exact same mix.”
He added, somewhat less seriously: “Apart from that, they can probably expect to hear some DnB with guitars and a pasty white dude singing over it. Gareth [McGrillen] bassist, is also using his newfound MC talents to let the crowd know whether they should put their hands up or down, which is very important also.”
Swire also opened up on the initial decision to reunite Pendulum, and openly admitted that it would have never happened if it was left up to him.
“Our management raised the idea. Not very romantic, and if it had been left up to me, I probably never would have done it”, he said.
“But there was always a voice at the back of my mind that kept saying ‘you have to do it again at some point – it’ll be fun, stop being such a stubborn c**t’, and that’s probably why I said yes.”
Pendulum are set to headline the Saturday night of South West Four Festival next weekend, on a bill that also includes DeadMau5, Tinie Tempah, and Sub-Focus.
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