Greta Van Fleet

Greta Van Fleet (photo: Travis Shinn)

After releasing a pair of successful EPs in 2017, rockers Greta Van Fleet will put out their first full length album next month. Anthem of the Peaceful Army will arrive on October 19 via Lava/Republic Records. Greta Van Fleet are currently on a world tour with dates announced up to November 15 in Manchester, UK.

The long-running Rock on the Range festival is ending, as promoter Danny Wimmer Presents announced today that the new Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will take its place in 2019. Rock on the Range was co-produced by DWP and AEG, but Sonic Temple will be entirely a DWP production.
“I am so proud of what we accomplished with Rock on the Range, and we couldn’t have done it without our partnership with AEG,” said Wimmer in a press release. “When we started Rock on the Range, there was no other festival in America quite like it but recently it became clear that we had different visions of where to take the festival next. The city of Columbus and our devoted rock fans deserve a one-of-a-kind, world-class festival, and that is exactly what Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will bring to MAPFRE Stadium.” Sonic Temple will take place May 17-19, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

Due to drummer Travis Barker‘s health troubles, Blink-182 have cancelled all of their September tour dates, including a headlining slot at Chicago’s Riot Fest on September 12. Barker has been experiencing blood clots in his arms, was suffering from a staph infection and then was involved in an auto accident in July as well.
To replace Blink on the lineup, Riot Fest announced on Thursday that Weezer, Run the Jewels and Taking Back Sunday will all play the festival.

R.E.M. will release an 8-CD/1-DVD box set this fall, titled R.E.M. at the BBC. The collection includes a number of live sessions recorded for the BBC, multiple live concerts from the UK and the DVD documentary Accelerating Backwards. Truncated 2-CD and 2-LP versions will be available as well. R.E.M. at the BBC arrives October 19.