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News Round-Up – 27th April, 2018

ABBA is set to come back to the stage with new music, after 35 years of not recording any new material. The legendary Swedish pop group is planning on releasing a new song, titled “I Still Have Faith in You,” in December 2018. The group also confirmed that they will be combining their new music release with the “digital experience,” a new virtual reality experience created in partnership with Simon Fuller and Universal Music. Digital versions of the band members, “de-aged” to resemble their 1979 selves, will perform songs in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC in December this year.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse are going to perform live for the first time since 2014, with a pair of gigs will taking place on the 1st and 2nd of May in Fresno, California, at Warnors Theatre. The Crazy Horse lineup will consist of bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina, and guitarist Nils Lofgren. Young also added: “First time in a long time, live on stage. No rehearsal.”

Fleetwood Mac announced a 52-date North American tour which will kick off in October 2018 in Tulsa. It was confirmed by the band members that Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks will be joined on stage by Mike Campbell, the guitarist formerly of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Crowded House. The decision about the line-up was made after Fleetwood Mac parted ways with their longtime guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham. The tour will finish in April 2019 in Philadelphia.

Florence + The Machine announced a short UK and US tour this May. The “intimate shows” will take place in Halifax, Scunthorpe and London this May. Following the UK dates, the band will move on to perform in the United States in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Florence and the Machine will also support the Rolling Stones on the 25th of May in London. Other scheduled dates include Spain, Germany and Canada.

Florence + The Machine have also released a new single recently, titled ‘Sky Full Of Song’.

Chvrches shared a new video new video to one of their recent singles, ‘Miracle,’ which is promoting their upcoming album Love Is Dead. The whole video was shot in one take and was directed by Warren Fu. Love Is Dead is coming out on the 25th of May.

Jack White is yet another major artist to join ‘Spotify Singles’ series. White did a cover of Modern Lovers’ track ‘Pablo Picasso,’ as well as performed a live version of his song ‘Over And Over And Over’ from his latest album, Boarding House Reach.

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