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Architects cancel rescheduled 2022 North American tour

Architects had been planning to return to the concert stage this year, but according to a new statement from the band “logistical issues” is being cited as the cause for the cancellation of their 2022 North American tour. Architects was set to hit the road with We Came as Romans and Like Moths to Flames, launching on Sept. 6 in Minneapolis.  The tour was in support of the band’s 2021 release, For Those That Wish to Exist.

In their statement, the band writes, “It pains us to announce that despite the best efforts of everyone in our band, our crew and the rest of the team, a number of logistical issues have forced us to cancel our upcoming North American tour. We had been looking forward to playing so many new songs for you, but everything from transportation to visa approval timelines and other hurdles have made the trip impossible at this stage.  We recognize the last few years have been a challenging time for everyone and we were really excited to perform for you and share moments together that only live music can facilitate. We will announce new plans to return as soon as we can. The last thing we want to do is announce new dates that we will be unable to uphold. Thank you for your understanding. We will be back. In the meantime, refunds for tickets & VIP will be made automatically to the method of payment used to purchase.”

We Came as Romans also issued a statement following the cancellation news:  “We’re extremely saddened to share the cancellation of the For Those That Wish to Exist U.S. Tour. Architects are facing logistical issues that prevent this tour from happening. However, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you soon. We can’t wait.”

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TESLA releases music video for new single ‘Time To Rock!’

TESLA has released the official music video for the band’s new single, “Time To Rock!” The track – which was self-produced by the band – is the first new music since last summer’s single “Cold Blue Steel”. You can stream “Time To Rock!” –  here.

The video for “Time To Rock!”, directed and edited by videographer Brandon Gullion, was filmed at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in the band’s hometown of Sacramento, CA. Tesla’s most recent full studio album is 2019’s “Shock”, and marked the group’s highest-charting US record since 1994’s “Bust A Nut”, which it reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200.

Tesla also currently have U.S. concert dates scheduled into late September. You can take a look at the video for “Time To Rock!” – here.

TESLA Release Official Music Video For New Single “Time To Rock!”

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The Weeknd releases ‘Best Friends’ remix with Summer Walker

The Weeknd has teamed up with Summer Walker for a remix of “Best Friends,” the original version of which appears on the pop star’s latest album, Dawn FM, which dropped in January.  The Weeknd is currently traveling the world on his After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour which will visit North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East through the end of the year.

Earlier this year, Abel Tesfaye, (aka The Weeknd), signed a long-term partnership with Universal Music Group. The Weeknd has joined forces with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to ‘inspire all-new, terrifying haunted houses’ based on his record-breaking After Hours album. Beginning September 2nd at Universal Orlando Resort and on September 8th at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests will experience “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare.”  Both events will run select nights through Monday, October 31st.

Take a listen to the remix of “Best Friends” featuring Summer Walker – here.

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Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! At The Disco to perform at 2022 VMAs

MTV announced the first round of performers set to take the stage at the 2022 MTV VMAs, returning to New Jersey’s Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday, August 28. Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! at the Disco will all bring performances to this year’s VMAs, with many more announcements ahead in the coming weeks.

Anitta will make her VMAs main-stage debut with her dance song “Envolver,” up for an award this year in the Best Latin category. J Balvin will return to the show for the first time since 2019 for the television/world premiere of his song “Nivel de Perreo” with fellow Colombian artist Ryan Castro. Marshmello and Khalid will hit the stage to perform their hit “Numb,” and Panic! at the Disco will return to the VMAs stage for the first time in four years for the world-premiere performance of new single “Middle of a Breakup”.

The nominees for the 2022 VMAs were unveiled last week, with Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Nas X earning seven nods each. Doja Cat and Harry Styles earned six nominations, while Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd all earned five noms.

Find the full list of 2022 VMA nominees and to vote, head to vma.mtv.com.

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Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Authorities confirmed on Tuesday that a man suspected of killing at least two Muslim men in New Mexico has been arrested.  The suspect, 51-year-old Muhammad Syed, was taken into custody after a tipster contacted authorities.

Albuquerque Police Deputy Commander Kyle Hartsock told reporters that Syed is accused of the July 26 and Aug. 1 murders of Aftab Hussein, 41, and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, respectively. Syed is also a suspect in the Aug. 5 killing of Naeem Hussain, 25, and the Nov. 7 slaying of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, but authorities are still investigating those cases.  Albuquerque police declined to elaborate on a potential motive, however in a news release the department said the victims knew Syed “to some extent and an interpersonal conflict” may have led to the shootings.

The first murder happened on Nov. 7, when the body of Mohammad Ahmadi was found in a parking lot behind the halal meat business he ran with his brother. The two other homicides were the killing of Pakistani immigrant Aftab Hussein and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain near the University of New Mexico, authorities said.

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Hostage standoff at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida leaves three dead in murder-suicide

A hostage situation at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida ended with three people dead in an apparent murder-suicide.  Police responded to a report that a person was shot at Bridge the Gap, a non-profit organization, on Monday at approximately 7:00 p.m. in Edgewater, Florida. Bridge the Gap was hosting a Narcotics Anonymous meeting at the time.

According to the Edgewater Police Department, Quinton Hunter, the suspect, entered the building after the meeting started and shot Ian Greenfield at close proximity, “mortally wounding him.”  Police shared in a statement: “At this time we believe Quinton Hunter was angry over a relationship Greenfield had with Hunter’s former girlfriend, Erica Hoffman, the second victim in this case.”

20 people were in attendance at the NA meeting, and were able to flee the building safely.  Police said Hunter prevented Hoffman from leaving, turning the incident into a hostage situation. The Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT Team and Southeast Volusia Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to contact Hunter to negotiate a resolution. Upon entering the building, SWAT discovered the bodies of Greenfield, Hoffman, and Hunter.

The Edgewater Police Department are continuing to investigate the incident along with the State Attorney Homicide Investigations Unit.

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Serena Williams shares plans to retire from tennis after 2022 U.S. Open

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams says she plans to retire from tennis sometime after competing in the 2022 U.S. Open.

In an interview for Vogue, Williams said: “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.” 

Williams added that if she has to choose between tennis and her family, at this point in her life she’s choosing her family:  “Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family. I don’t think it’s fair. If I were a guy, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family. Maybe I’d be more of a Tom Brady if I had that opportunity.”  Williams hinted that the 2022 U.S. Open will be her last tournament.

Williams’ 23 Grand Slam titles includes three wins at the French Open, six wins at the U.S. Open, and seven wins at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Her last Grand Slam win came at the 2017 Australian Open, when she was eight weeks pregnant with her daughter Olympia. Since having her daughter, Williams has competed in four Grand Slam finals (2018 Wimbledon, 2018 U.S. Open, 2019 Wimbledon, 2019 U.S. Open), but has lost all four times. She is just one Grand Slam win short of Margaret Court‘s record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

Williams said in her Vogue article:  “There are people who say I’m not the GOAT because I didn’t pass Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles, which she achieved before the ‘open era’ that began in 1968. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want that record. Obviously I do. But day to day, I’m really not thinking about her.”

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Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch arrested on DUI charge in Las Vegas

Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday morning at 7:25 a.m. PT.

Per TMZ Sports:  Lynch was allegedly driving into roadside curbs before police stopped him. Officers spoke to Lynch and believed he was under the influence, leading to the booking at Las Vegas City Jail. Lynch had his blood drawn and did not submit to a breathalyzer.

The 36-year-old Lynch played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders from 2007-15 and again from 2017-19.  Lynch was a two-time NFC champion who played for the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, leading the team with 1,573 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns.

Lynch is also a five-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro who earned six 1,000-yard seasons, including four straight with Seattle from 2011-14. He scored 106 career touchdowns (94 regular season, 12 playoffs), including an NFL-high 17 regular-season scores in 2017.

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Breland teams up with Lady A for the collaboration “Told You I Could Drink”

Breland is teasing his debut album Cross Country by dropping the track “Told You I Could Drink” featuring Lady A. Co-written by Breland, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, and Zachary Manno, the song is available now across all digital and streaming platforms.  Take a listen: here.

Said Breland: “Lady A is one of the groups that introduced me to country music, so when I finally got in studio with Charles Kelley, I already had a Lady A collab in mind.  The two of us performed ‘Told You I Could Drink’ at Breland & Friends at the Ryman in March, and the response we got from the audience was what convinced us to cut the song and put it on my album. I’m so excited for the world to hear what we made.”

Breland shared the trackless for the 14-song project on social media, featuring collaborations with Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.  The artist is also hitting the road this summer with Fitz & The Tantrums and Andy Grammer on The Wrong Party Tour.

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Mitchell Tenpenny reveals track list from upcoming album

Mitchell Tenpenny has revealed the track listing for his upcoming album, This Is The Heavy, due out Sept. 16. Tenpenny co-wrote every song on the project, as well as co-producing with Jordan M. Schmidt.   You can pre-save the album – here.

The album includes his hit single, “Truth About You,” that debuted on TikTok and instantly became the highest streaming debut of his career with 2.5 million streams in the first three days, now tallying over 125 million on-demand streams. A new song from the album, “Always Something With You,” is also out now.

Mitchell Tenpenny reveals ‘This is The Heavy’ track listing

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