Dua Lipa has announced her new album will be titled Future Nostalgia. It is expected out in 2020 but does not have a release date yet. The Pop singer also revealed a European arena tour in the new year, set to kick off in Madrid on April 26 with dates announced up to July 18-19 in Dublin. In a statement, she said, “What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine. I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.”
There are four new debuts in this week’s Billboard 200 top ten. Rapper Trippie Redd arrives at #1 with A Love Letter to You 4, earning just under 104,000 equivalent album units during the week. It’s his fourth top ten album in the past year-and-a-half. Veteran country artist Jason Aldean lands at #2 with his latest record 9, giving him his eight top 10 album in a row. Coming in at #3 is the soundtrack to Frozen 2, moving up from #15 following the movie’s theatrical release. Hollywood’s Bleeding from Post Malone is at #4 with Billie Eilish at #5 and Taylor Swift at #6. Coldplay‘s newest album Everyday Life debuts at #7, giving the British band their seventh top ten release. The fourth debut in the top ten comes from currently incarcerated rapper YNW Melly with Melly vs. Melvin at #8. The top ten is rounded out by Luke Combs at #9 and Summer Walker at #10.
Alanis Morissette will hit the road next year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her massive breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill. Garbage and Liz Phair will open the 31-date tour, which begins in Portland, OR on June 2 and wraps up July 25 in Nashville. Additionally, Morissette will release a new album, titled Such Pretty Forks In The Road, on May 1.
The 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will be headlined by Metallica, Slipknot and Deftones. Set for May 15-17 in Columbus, OH, the festival replaced the long-running Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus last year. Metallica will play both Friday and Saturday nights.
Pearl Jam will play their first tour in almost two years next summer, with a 13-date trek through Europe. The veteran rockers will headline three European festivals along the way. The tour begins in Frankfurt, Germany on June 23 and runs up to July 21 in Amsterdam.