Coldplay New Album is Coming Soon, Alison Krauss Joins Bluegrass HOF!
A look at what’s happening in the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic.
The British rock band Coldplay will leave the world with a new album “Music of The Spheres” produced by Max Martin and released on October 15. The band surrounding singer Chris Martin released their ninth studio album on social media on Tuesday, with handwritten notes and a list of tracks, including some songs with emojis. The first single of the new album “Higher Power” will be released in May, and the second song “Coloratura” will be released on Friday. The band has not announced any tour plans but is scheduled to perform as part of the 24-hour Global Citizen Live event on September 25th.
Best In Bluegrass
Grammy Award winner and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss was selected into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, marking her former prodigy career as the most successful bluegrass artist in the business. Krauss won 27 Grammy Awards for his collaboration, including the Album of the Year Award. Robert Plant’s plate is called “Raising Sand”. She began touring as a musician in her teens and signed with Rounder Record before graduating from high school. She has also collaborated with country star Brad Paisley on hits such as “Whiskey Lullaby”. At a ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 30th, Klaus will appear alongside banjo player Lynn Morris and the family of early bluegrass musicians Stoneman.
For The Farmers
Farm Aid is a long-term charity concert initiated by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. It returned in September after a virtual performance due to the pandemic last year. Nelson, Young, and Mellencamp will perform in Hartford on September 25th, Connecticut, with Dave Matthews, Sturgill Simpson, Taylor Childers, Margot Price, and Lucas Nelson, and the Promise of the Real.
The first farm aid concert was held in 1985 to help troubled family businesses and encourage the purchase of local products and groceries for the family business. Over the years, this non-profit organization has raised tens of millions of dollars to help farmers. This year’s show will be released on Wednesday.