MUSIC NEWS: @DirtyLoops Release New Track, Accidentally in Love

Swedish Pop trio Dirty Loops have released yet another "incredibly infectious" track - "Accidentally in Love." The track will be available on their upcoming record, Loopified, out August 19 via Verve Records

Formed in 2009, Dirty Loops is a Swedish power trio that twists pop music in an entirely new way. The long time friends and fellow musicians - Jonah (vox, keys), Henrik (bass) and Aaron (drums), all have very unique individual skills which contribute to the "Dirty Loops Sound." Where modern hits get a new soundscape of bouncy beats, interesting re-harmonizations, but still with the hit melody in focus presented by Jonah's incredible, wide ranged vocals. Their unmatched musicianship and unique arrangement skills are a rarity in today's world.

"Just when you think it's settled into its saccharine groove, the trio finds a way to upend the listener's expectations." - Pop Matters

Dirty Loops' Loopified is available for pre-order now on both iTunes and Amazon.

Stay up to date on Dirty Loops by visiting http://www.dirty-loops.com/.



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MUSIC NEWS: QUEENSRYCHE WITH ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER GEOFF TATE TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO “OPERATION: MINDCRIME” AFTER CURRENT FAREWELL TOUR ENDS

On the very day his "Farewell Tour" as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate – one of rock's quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band – has announced that his current version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends.

Named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- a band consisting of Geoff Tate, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), Randy Gane (Myth) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 – 2001, 2012 – present) -- will be entering the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff's been working on for the past two years.

Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories through music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date.

"I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story," comments Geoff. "I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy. It's an exciting project and one we'd like to release the first part of sometime next spring."

With the evolution of his band, Geoff would like to concentrate on concept and story albums in the years to come. Fans like to call it, "Thinking Man's Metal" and Geoff plans to continue expanding the musical dimensions of your mind.

"It doesn't seem that long ago when I first brought the Mindcrime story to the band… they were, initially, against it. Chris DeGarmo was the first one to get on board and, once he did, we were able to move forward with what became one of our greatest achievements as a band."

With the release Operation: Mindcrime – which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall – Queensryche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.

With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche sold over 20 million albums worldwide and performed in over 46 countries.

That was then, this is now and Geoff Tate is looking forward to what lies ahead with his trilogy project.

"It is so refreshing to be able to concentrate on the many stories and ideas that I have been working on with no boundaries or restrictions," states Tate, further adding, "With the newly-named band, I think fans will continue to enjoy the music we create and perform together and hope they share this new musical journey with us."

Beginning July 30, Geoff Tate and his band mates will be spanning the states for a 22-date trek of what will be Geoff's remaining performances as Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate – The Farewell Tour.

While the name has changed, the distinctive rock vocals of Geoff Tate remain the same.

Turn it up.

Come on out.

It's time to enjoy what is now known as the band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME.

Stay tuned.

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MUSIC NEWS: FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE TOUR

On the heels of "The Walker" - Fitz and The Tantrums' second single to
hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in less than a year -
being certified Gold, the Los Angeles-based band announces plans to
remain on the road through November 2014. Thefall headline run will
kick off on September 2 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY.
Beginning in November, the band will be joined by special guest Big
Data on select dates, including an evening at New York City's Terminal
5 (November 12) and a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis
(November 21). See below for itinerary.

Fitz and The Tantrums roll into Chicago this week for a performance on
the Lollapalooza Main Stage on Saturday, August 2, and an official
Lollapalooza aftershow at the Metro on August 3, which is sold out.
While in town, Fitz will be singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at
the Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies game this Thursday, July 31 at
Wrigley Field. On August 25, Fitz and The Tantrums will play a
three-song set at the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 US Open in Arthur
Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in
Flushing, NY. The performance will be carried live by ESPN as part of
the cable network's comprehensive coverage of the US Open.

"Fool's Gold," the third single from Fitz and the Tantrum's acclaimed
album, More Than Just A Dream (Elektra Records), launches at
alternative radio on August 12. It can be streamed HERE now. The
album's two preceding singles - "The Walker" and "Out Of My League" -
have each been certified Gold. Both topped Billboard's Alternative
Songs chart -- a feat accomplished by only three other artists in the
chart's 25-year history. "The Walker" can be heard in the new Reebok
advertising campaign, which is currently airing. The official video
for "The Walker" was also nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for
Best Editing this year.

"Their debut effort, 'Pickin' Up the Pieces' (Dangerbird), and
follow-up, 'More Than Just a Dream' (Elektra), burst with danceable
hooks," said The New York Times while USA Today noted, "the Los
Angeles sextet is more than ready for the big leagues." "[More Than
Just A Dream] folds neon-tinted synthesizers and arena-scaled hooks
into Fitz's fiery trademark funk to create a big, bright new groove,"
said Rolling Stone and Paste praised it as the kind of album "where
every single track wants to be a single, even the ballads; the kind
that gets catchier and weirder with every spin." "Michael 'Fitz'
Fitzpatrick understands what makes a good song...And co-vocalist
Noelle Scaggs' charisma overflows," observed the Los Angeles Times and
the Washington Post observed, "their live show is captivatingly
crazy."

Fitz and The Tantrums are: Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs
(vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna
(keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass).

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS - UPCOMING TOUR DATES

July

29 - Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre w/Max Frost
30 - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District w/Max Frost

August

2 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza - Main Stage
3 - Chicago, IL @ Metro w/Fly Golden Eagle - Official Lollapalooza
Aftershow SOLD OUT
30 - Calgary, Canada @ X-Fest
31 - Edmonton, Canada @ Sonic Boom Festival

September

2 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
5 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues - KZQ's Big Night Out
6 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion - 1065 The End Weenie Roast
7 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre - 95X Big Shindig
9 - Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
10 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sundome
11 - Orlando, FL @ University Of Central Florida - CFE Arena
19-20 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
27 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
28 - Tempe, AZ @ Summer Ends Music Festival
29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
30 - Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center - New Mexico State
University w/Foster The People

October

2 - Oklahoma City @ Downtown Airpark w/Foster The People
3- Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
3-5 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
6 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater w/Max Frost
10 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
10-12 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
11 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
24-26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival

November

3 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom w/Big Data
4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room w/Big Data
6 - Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium w/Big Data
7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/Big Data
8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/Big Data
9 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theater w/Big Data
12 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/Big Data
14 - Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale Theatre w/Big Data
15 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues w/Big Data
18 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit w/Big Data
19 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Indoor Pavilion w/Big Data

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Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed
as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and
"a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at
http://www.tanamor.com/p/anonymous.html.
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