• We’re leading off your Wednesday edition of The Purge with news that Nelly Furtado will release her new album ‘The Ride’ at the end of next month. The songstress, who found fame through her smash hits ‘I’m Like A Bird’, ‘Turn Off The Light’, ‘Promiscuous’, ‘Maneater’ and ‘Say It Right’, has kept us waiting almost five years for a new album, but the wait is almost over. ‘The Ride’ lands at retailers everywhere on Friday March 31.
• Mariah Carey has a new song coming this Friday. ‘I Don’t’ was teased as part of her reality TV show ‘Mariah’s World’ over the past couple of days in preparedness for its release this week. Whether details of her next album are released at the same time remains to be seen.
• There’s a stack of new music doing the rounds at media this week, including new tracks from (in alphabetical order) AlunaGeorge, James Blunt, Bon Jovi, Busby Marou, Brooke Fraser, Ariana Grande, Zara Larsson, Major Lazer, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sandé and more. Keep you peepers peeled on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow for our complete list.
• US rapper Russ will visit Australia for the first time in April for performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. His following continues to grow off the back of the release of 11 (yes, eleven) albums in just the last six years and with more than 80 million views on his YouTube channel and 200 million streams on Soundcloud, his popularity is undeniable. He plays the Metro Theatre in Sydney on April 11, The Tivoli in Brisbane on April 12, The Prince in Melbourne on April 13 and Metro City in Perth on April 17. Tickets for all of ’em are on sale tonight at 8pm!
• The APIA Good Times tour is back for 2017. Entertaining audiences across the country this year will be The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull, Colin Hay from Men At Work, Deborah Conway and Mental As Anything. 16 shows are locked in across the country, from the Darwin Entertainment Centre on May 17 through to Wrest Point Entertainment Centre in Hobart precisely one month later. A range of pre-sales kick off today ahead of general ticket sales, which kick off at 10am local time on Monday. Click HERE for the full run-down of dates.
• With their first show at the city’s Hamer Hall just about sold out, The Waifs have added a second Melbourne date to their upcoming national tour. In celebration of their upcoming album ‘Ironbark’, the band kicks off the series of performances at the Perth Concert Hall on Thursday March 02. Tickets for the new Melbourne show, meanwhile, are on sale tomorrow at 10am AEDT.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 01 : Russ (Nationally)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 02 : All Time Low (Nationally)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 02 : The Waifs (Melbourne)
MONDAY FEBRUARY 06 : APIA Good Times (Nationally)
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 07 : Green Day (Sydney, Melbourne)