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Foo Fighters to perform first full-capacity concert at Madison Square Garden

Foo Fighters announced on Tuesday that they will be performing a full-capacity show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 20, making it the venue’s first packed concert since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  It will also mark the first time in over a year that the Foo Fighters have performed in concert.

The offfical Twitter account for Foo Fighters said: “We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year. And @TheGarden is going to feel that HARD. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. EDT. Fans must show proof that they are fully- vaccinated in order to attend the show. Attendees under the age of 16 can also show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

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Netflix renews ‘Shadow and Bone’ for second season

Netflix announced Monday it has renewed its fantasy-drama, Shadow and Bone, for an eight-episode second season. The show is based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse novels, and Bardugo said in a statement: “I’ve been writing in the Grishaverse for nearly 10 years now, so I’m thrilled we get to keep this adventure going.  There are so many places we’ve barely gotten to visit, and I can’t wait to introduce our audience to more of the saints, soldiers, thugs, thieves, princes and privateers who make this world so much fun to explore. It’s going to be real magic to see our brilliant, talented cast expand.”

Season 1’s cast included Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik) and Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar.). The stars are set to reprise their roles for Season 2 and additional casting details are expected to be shared at a later date.

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General Hospital star Kirsten Storms reveals she has undergone brain surgery

General Hospital star Kirsten Storms is opening up about her recent brain surgery.  The 37-year-old Storms first shared that she had gotten surgery to drain and remove “a very large cyst that had split into two.” Now the former-Disney actress and star of  ZenonGirl of the 21st Century has shared additional details about her health and what led to the operation.
Storms wrote on Instagram: “First, thank you for all of the well wishes I’ve received over the last few days.” Storms noted that she’s experienced “random health issues” for several years now, which she disregarded at the time as being side effects to “my medications or just something I was experiencing due to age.”  Storms continued: “When I went to get an MRI for some severe neck pain I have been experiencing for the last few months (I assumed this neck pain was also causing my frequent ‘migraines’) my amazingly thorough orthopedist ordered an MRI of my head just to be on the ‘safe side’ – even though that isn’t his area of expertise.”
Storms said that it was during the MRI that they “stumbled upon a rather large, very full of fluid, cyst that was attached to the lower portion of brain,” adding, “I feel very fortunate that my situation wasn’t more serious and that I had a wonderful neurosurgeon who immediately knew how to fix it. I’m not gonna lie, brain surgery had me nervous, but I’m immensely thankful to my family, friends, and incredible ‘work family’ who have been supportive, kind and loving during a time when I’ve been feeling a lot of emotions.” Storms then thanked all of her fans and loved ones for their support: “Again, thank you to everyone for sending positive vibes my way. It’s not gone unnoticed.”

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King Crimson announce 2021 rescheduled tour dates

King Crimson — featuring bandleader Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszy, Mel Collins, and the drum trio of Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harris, and Jeremy Stacey – have announced 2021 rescheduled tour dates.  The U.S. tour will kick off July 22 in Florida and make their way through the U.S. before wrapping up in Washington DC on Sept. 11.

Said Fripp about the tour: “The Crimson Beast Of Terror has woken from its enforced slumbering and is venturing out to stomp flat the psyches of innocents not yet experienced in the hammering onslaught of King Crimson’s uncompromising pounding – bish! bish! bish! – before turning on a beat to jellify hearts with gut-wrenching passion and soul-squeezing epic unfoldings to remind us that we are all mere subjects in the unfolding drama of the universe’s unfathomable mysteries while simultaneously rocking out and having a great time bopping about with Tony and Bobby and Gavin and Jakko and Mel and Pat and Jezza too.”

For further details, including ticket information, visit the band’s official website.

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Architects announce “For Those That Wish To Exist” North American tour

Architects have announced they will hit the road to North American in November and December 2021 for a headline run, kicking things off at Los Angeles’ Novo, and finishing up at Minneapolis’ First Avenue the following month.  The band posted on Twitter:  “For Those That Wish To Exist⁣ North America Tour.⁣ Tickets available Friday 10AM⁣ architectsofficial.com”

A complete list of upcoming tour dates and ticket information can be found at the Architects website. Tickets go on sale starting on June 11 at 10AM local time.

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‘The Conjuring 3: The Devil Mad Me Do It’ tops North American box office with $24M

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $24 million in receipts this weekend.  The film, starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson is also streaming on HBO Max. “The Conjuring 3” has Wilson and Farmiga returning as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, and is the first “Conjuring” since 2016, and the first to be helmed by someone other than James Wan (Michael Graves directed). With an additional $26.8 million from international territories, the R-rated pic has grossed over $57.1 million globally.
Coming in at No. 2 is A Quiet Place Part II with $20 million, followed by Cruella at No. 3 with $11 million, Spirit Untamed at No. 4 with $6.2 million and Raya and the Last Dragon at No. 5 with $1.3 million.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcome baby girl, Lilibet Diana

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Lilibet Diana.

The couple released a statement on Sunday which read: “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales. This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” 

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome baby girl, Lilibet Diana

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Lilibet Diana.

The couple released a statement on Sunday which read: “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales. This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” 

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Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford ‘doubts’ the band will play live again

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford shared that he ‘doubts’ that the legendary band will ever perform live again, saying in part that his and his bandmembers ages are becoming a “real factor”. Whitford made the comments during an appearance on Joe Bonamassa’s streaming interview series “Live From Nerdville” after Joe asked Brad about the band’s planned European tour.

Said Whitford: “The European tour, they tried to plan one last year, and they’re talking about next year. It’s a pipe dream right now. Nothing’s gonna happen for a long time. Sometimes I’m not sure what my partners are thinking when they think that’s gonna happen. There’s another interesting thing about going to Europe now because of Brexit, it’s so much harder to get work visas because of that. That’s gonna be a whole other nightmare. I mean, I have my doubts about Aerosmith ever really performing again at this stage, because age is becoming a real factor. And it is what it is.”

Watch the full interview – here.

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Black Veil Brides release new single “Crimson Skies”

Black Veil Brides’ new album The Phantom Tomorrow has been delayed until October 29th; but the band has released another new single from the LP, titled “Crimson Skies.”

Black Veil Brides is currently on the road, co-headline with In This Moment on tour.

Check out “Crimson Skies” at the link – here.