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Lord Huron Announces 2019 North American Summer Tour

This summer, Lord Huron make their much-anticipated return to the road in North America with a string of new tour dates.

The critically-acclaimed Los Angeles band launches this headline run on July 14 in Indianapolis, IN and wraps up on August 11 in Redmond, WA. The tour crosses the country and takes the band into their largest venues to date, including Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl, Columbia, MD’s The Chrysalis at Merriweather Park and The Chicago Theatre.

Openers on select dates include Shakey Graves, Bully, Julia Jacklin and Yola Carter. Fan presale begins on Tuesday, February 5th at 10am local time (password: videnoir) and general public onsale begins on Friday, February 8th at 10am local time at http://www.lordhuron.com/tour.

Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.

In 2018, Lord Huron earned widespread critical acclaim and their first Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200 with their third album, Vide Noir. A cinematic collection of pensive, provocative, and powerful rock, the record garnered praise from NPR, Time, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Stereogum, Refinery29, UPROXX, and more as singles such as “Wait By The River” (which the band performed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”) and “The Night Is Over” generated tens of millions of streams.

Get VIDE NOIR HERE.

LORD HURON TOUR DATES:

July 14th           Indianapolis, IN          

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre*

July 15th           Cleveland, OH           

Agora Theatre*

July 16th           Lafayette, NY             

Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards*

July 18th           Kingston, NY              

Hutton Brickyards*

July 19th           Portland, ME               Thompson’s Point*

July 21st           Shelburne, VT            

The Green at Shelburne Museum*

July 23rd          Columbia, MD            

The Chrysalis at Merriweather Park*

July 24th           Columbus, OH            EXPRESS LIVE!*

July 26th           Chicago, IL                 

The Chicago Theatre*

July 27th           Minneapolis, MN        

Surly Brewing Festival Field*

July 30th           Missoula, MT              KettleHouse Amphitheater^

July 31st           Boise, ID                    

Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden^

August 4th        Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Bowl #

August 5th        San Diego, CA            Humphreys Concerts by the Bay^

August 8th        Bend, OR                   

Athletic Club of Bend^

August 9th        Portland, OR              

Oregon Zoo Amphitheater^

August 11th      Redmond, WA           

King County’s Marymoor Park^

* with Bully

^ with Shakey Graves and Julia Jacklin

# with Shakey Graves and Yola Carter

Madison Ryann Ward Shares Video For “Mirror”

Today, rising vocalist and songwriter Madison Ryann Ward shares the video for her debut single “Mirror”—watch and share HERERefinery29 praises the video saying, “The powerful visuals of the music video match Ward’s soulful, smooth vocals.”

“Mirror” was released earlier this spring after Ward was featured recording the track with producer Rick Rubin in his Malibu studio on Jay-Z’s episode of the hit Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. When Letterman asks Ward about her objective in making music, she replies, “Just to be honest. And to move people in a way that they’ve never been moved before.”

Inspired by artists from many different genres, Madison Ryann Ward combines bluesy, soulful melodies with folk, rap and gospel influenced lyricism to create a classic sound that remains all her own. Having grown up in a creative family in Oklahoma, Ward was exposed to music at a young age, which would come to inform her distinct style. Gospel hymnal songs were her first experience with music as she listened to her mother play piano in the church choir until age eight. When she was twelve, her father opened a BBQ and blues joint where she spent her teenage summers waiting tables while the likes of Billie Holiday, Etta James and Bessie Smith bumped through the restaurant speakers.

However, music was not always the path Ward had in mind. Having played sports all her life, excelling in volleyball, basketball, golf and track, she decided to play collegiate volleyball at Oklahoma University and planned to play professionally overseas after graduation. But when a group of athletes heard her singing Aretha Franklin’s “Chain Of Fools” in the cafeteria and posted a clip on Twitter, the video went viral after being picked up by WorldStarHipHop. The response Ward received prompted her to consider a shift towards making music professionally. Ward took songwriting trips to Nashville, eventually moving there for a year before splitting her time between the studio in New York and Los Angeles, where she signed with management followed by a label deal with legendary producer Rick Rubin. “Mirror” sets the stage for more new music from Madison Ryann Ward in 2018.

PRINCE

The Prince Estate, alongside Pantone Color Institute™, the global color authority, announced today the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and honor international icon, Prince. The (naturally) purple hue, represented by his “Love Symbol #2” was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57. The color pays tribute to Prince’s indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture. The announcement was first made on Refinery29, read here

Prince’s association with the color purple was galvanized in 1984 with the release of the film Purple Rain, along with its Academy Award-winning soundtrack featuring the eponymous song. While the spectrum of the color purple will still be used in respect to the “Purple One,” Love Symbol #2, will be the official color across the brand he left behind.

 
“The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever,” said Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince’s Estate.

 
The ‘Purple One’ made a statement and challenged cultural norms through both his well-known music and personal style. In addition to the Oscar, Prince won seven Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Purple Rain. Both “Purple Rain” and “1999” were entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the very first year he was eligible.

 
Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said: “We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince, ‘the purple one.’ A musical icon known for his artistic brilliance, Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style. Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince’s unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself.”

 
The Estate is in conversation with various partners about collaboration on products that incorporate the custom color.

        

 

About Prince

Prince endures as one of the most important, influential, and impactful artists in history. Selling 100 million records worldwide, he remains one of the best-selling artists of all time. A 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, he garnered a 1985 Academy Award® in the category of “Best Original Song Score” for the film Purple Rain, a total of seven GRAMMY Awards®, a 2006 Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song” in Happy Feet, and an American Music Award, among countless other accolades. He holds #27 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists. 1984’s Purple Rain remains a high watermark for Prince, changing the worlds of film and music. Minted Diamond by the RIAA for sales exceeding 13 million, the record stands out as the sixth best-selling soundtrack album in history, moving more than 22 million copies. 

 
Known for his marathon shows, he delivered countless historic performances such as the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show. Enchanting the modern era, he headlined festivals such as Coachella and Montreux Jazz Festival in addition to selling out arenas and stadiums everywhere. Along the way, he collaborated with everyone from Michael Jackson, James Brown, Beyoncé and Amy Winehouse to Tom Petty, Madonna, and Mary J. Blige. In 2016, Prince passed, but his spirit continued to shine in the hearts and minds of fans worldwide. President Barack Obama lauded his legacy as his music blared from every corner of the globe. Ushering his talent to the forefront of the digital age for a new generation, Warner Bros. Records along with NPG Records re-introduced some of his legendary catalog to streaming platforms in early 2017. 

 

About Pantone Color Institute™

Pantone Color Institute™ is the consulting arm within Pantone that forecasts global color trends, advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, and on color assurance programs.
Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and custom color consulting, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy.

 

About Pantone

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, enables color-critical decisions for brands and manufacturers to ensure the color imagined is the color achieved.

 
Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone products and services to communicate through color, and control consistency across various materials and finishes. 

Pantone offers designers, and design-minded consumers, products and services through three unique business divisions: Pantone Standards, which includes digital and physical workflow tools and the revolutionary Pantone color language; trend forecasting, brand identity, and color assurance consulting services through Pantone Color Institute™; and Pantone Lifestyle, the consumer products division that brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories.

 
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