A look at what’s happening in the music world as artists announce tour plans and reopen concert halls after pandemics close.
The British rock band Coldplay has come out of this world with their new cosmic album “Music of The Spheres”, produced by Max Music and set to release on October 15th.
The band, led by singer Chris Martin, announced on Tuesday their ninth studio album with a handwritten note on social media and a list of tracks, including some songs depicted in emojis.
The first single from the new album, “Higher Power”, was released in May and the second song “Coloratura” will be released on Friday.
The band has yet to announce tour plans, but will be performing on Sept. 25 as a 24-hour event on the Global Citizen Live program.
Grammy winner and bluegrass star Alison Krauss is joining the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame as she has been a former teenage prodigy who recognizes her career and has become the most successful bluegrass artist of the trade.
Krauss has won 27 Grammys, including the album of the year, for his collaborative album “Raising Sand” with Robert Plant. He began touring as a musician as a teenager and joined the Rounder Record label before finishing high school. He has also had hits like “Whiskey Lullaby” with country star Brad Paisley.
Krauss will join Lynn Morris with the banjo and The Stoneman Family as the first bluegrass artist at an event on Sept. 30 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The long-running concert started by Farm Aid, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp will return live in September, after last year’s concert went virtual as a result of the pandemic.
Nelson, Young and Mellencamp will perform on Sept. 25 in Hartford, Connecticut with Dave Matthews, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson and Real’s Promise teams.
Farm Aid’s first concert was organized in 1985 to support family farms that were struggling to survive and to encourage the purchase of local-grown and family farm food. The nonprofit organization has raised tens of millions of dollars over the years to help farmers.
Tickets for this year’s show will go on sale on Wednesday.