Here’s a look at the music world as musicians announce their tour plans and concert venues plan to reopen after being closed by the pandemic.
BILLIE’S POSTER-ALBUM CONCERT
On Sept. 3, the premiere of “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles” by Billie Eilish will be on Apple TV+.
The film will feature Eilish’s July 30 release of Happier Than Ever, Eilish’s follow-up to her smash album “When We All Fall Asleep. Where Do We Go?”
Robert Rodriguez and Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne will direct the film. According to the announcement, animated elements will be used in the film, which “takes viewers on a dreamlike trip through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles, and its most iconic backdrops.”
The concert will also include her Grammy-winning producer-brother Finneas and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, as well as Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo. Orchestra arrangements are by David Campbell.
Here’s WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING.
HIGH KICKS BACK
“The Christmas Spectacular” — starring Rockettes precision-dance teams — was not filmed in 2020, but 2021.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. announced Thursday that the annual holiday show will return this holiday season. It will feature performances at Radio City Music Hall, from Nov. 5, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022.
Since its debut in 1933, “The Christmas Spectacular”, has been seen more than 69,000,000 times. The pandemic caused the production to be cancelled for the first time since 1933.
Tickets for the 2021 show are on sale now at rockettes.com/christmas. Tickets start at $49.
BLAKE’S BROOKEN HEART
James Blake announced the release of his third full-length album and a tour for this fall.
Blake says “Friends That Break Your Heart” is due Sept. 10 and the album’s first single is “Say What You Will.”
James comments on the single: “The song is all about peace with who and where you are, regardless of what other people think.” Comparison is the enemy of joy.
His 15-show show tour will begin in San Diego at The Observatory North Park on Sept. 16. It will also stop at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and New York’s Radio City Music Hall before concluding in Atlanta’s Tabernacle in October. Tickets go on sale to the public at JamesBlakeMusic.com starting July 30