Ever evolving U.K.-based hip-hop/electronica artist Tricky has set a June 17 release date for his seventh studio album, "Vulnerable." The set will be released worldwide on the artist's own Brown Punk Records label through Sanctuary, except in the U.K. and Europe, where it will go through Epitaph.
Live's new album "V" (due Sept. 18 via Radioactive/MCA) is the group's most musically aggressive in its 15-year history. While Live's music and lyrics have always had a full-throttled intensity, "V" has a raw, driving spirit that the band's previous recordings have lacked.
Veteran modern rock act Live has opted to title its forthcoming fifth album "V," as opposed to "Ecstatic Fanatic," which was previously announced as the moniker for the Radioactive/MCA set. Co-produced by Alain Johannes (Eleven, Chris Cornell) and touring keyboardist Michael Railo, "V" is due Sept. 18.
Tricky has added some North American tour dates to his world tour. Currently overseas in support of his debut Hollywood album, "Blowback," Tricky hits these shores on July 18 with a date in Toronto, and then swings down through Boston (July 20) and New York (July 25) before wrapping up in the West Coast on Aug. 11 in San Diego.
"I am going to do the longest tour I have ever done," Tricky recently told Billboard. "I'm going to places where no one knows me; where I can't sell tickets. If I have to perform in front of 30 people, that's all right. I am ready to work."