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Press Release Roundup: November 17

posted November 17, 2014, 6:14 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across my virtual desk.


Latin Grammys

Mi gente, join me in watching The 15th Annual Latin Grammys on Thursday live from the MGM Grand in Vegas and broadcasting to over 80 countries around the world on Univision at 8 PM EST/PST! Don’t miss Pitbull performing live with Carlos Santana and Pepe Aguilar joining Miguel Bose onstage. Felicidades to the all artists, producers, engineers, songwriters and everyone nominated!

To get a complete list of all Latin Grammy nods, click here! ! Here are some of the category highlights below:

Album Of The Year:
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Tangos — Rubén Blades
Multiviral — Calle 13
Elypse — Camila
Canción Andaluza — Paco de Lucía
Raíz — Lila Downs, Niña Pastori y Soledad
Bailar En La Cueva — Jorge Drexler
Fonseca Sinfónico — Fonseca
Somos — Jarabe De Palo
Más + Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

Record Of The Year:
“Donde Está El Amor — Pablo Alborán Featuring Jesse & Joy
“Cambio De Piel” — Marc Anthony
“Respira El Momento” — Calle 13
“Decidiste Dejarme” — Camila
“Universos Paralelos” — Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux
“Llegaste Tú” — Luis Fonsi Featuring Juan Luis Guerra
“Bailando” — Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
“Darte Un Beso” — Prince Royce
“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” — Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony
“El Mar De Sus Ojos”— Carlos Vives Featuring ChocQuibTown

Song Of The Year:
“A Bossa Nova É Foda” — Caetano Veloso, songwriter; performed by Caetano Veloso
“Bailando” — Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona, Enrique Iglesias, songwriters; performed by Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
“Cambio De Piel” — Yoel Henríquez & Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters; performed by Marc Anthony
“Corazones Invencibles” — Manu Moreno & Aleks Syntek, songwriters; performed by Aleks Syntek
“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” — Andrés Castro, Carlos Vives, songwriters; performed by Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony
“Darte Un Beso” — Andrés Castro, Guianko Gómez, Juan Riveros & Prince Royce, songwriters; performed by Prince Royce
“Decidiste Dejarme” — Mario Domm, Lauren Evans & Mónica Vélez, songwriters; performed by Camila
“Mi Tesoro” — Jesse & Joy, songwriters; performed by Jesse & Joy
“Ojos Color Sol” — Calle 13 & Silvio Rodríquez, songwriters; performed by Calle 13 Featuring Silvio Rodríguez
“Universos Paralelos” — Jorge Drexler & Ana Tijoux, songwriters; performed by Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux

Best New Artist
Linda Briceño
Julio Cesar
Pablo Lopez
Periko & Jessi León
Daniela Spalla
Juan Pablo Vega
Mariana Vega

Best Urban Performance
“6AM” — J Balvin Featuring Farruko
“Adentro” — Calle 13
“Bailando” — Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
“Pura Vida” — Don Omar
“Que Viva La Vida” — Wisin

Best Rock Album
Palosanto — Bunbury
Ama-Zonas — Doctor Krápula
Don Tetto — Don Tetto
El Final Del Mundo Vol. II: Nada Es Imposible — Luz Verde
Agua Maldita — Molotov

Best Alternative Music Album
Romantisísmico — Babasónicos
Fruta — Caloncho
Los Cafres — 25 Años De Música! — Los Cafres
El Vuelo Del Pez — Siddhartha
Aquelarre — Sig Ragga

Best Salsa Album
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Déjame Así — Maite Hontelé
Mis Mejores Recuerdos — Tito Nieves
First Class To Havana — Aymee Nuviola
50 Aniversario — Mario Ortiz All Star Band

Marilyn Manson


Kicking off January 21st in Washington, D.C., iconic rockstar Marilyn Manson will embark on “THE HELL NOT HALLELUJAH TOUR” (full dates below) in support of his forthcoming album’THE PALE EMPEROR’ out January 20th. Tickets will go on sale for all dates starting November 21st and fans purchasing tickets will receive a free digital copy of ‘THE PALE EMPEROR’ to be delivered on the albums release date. Joining Marilyn Manson on the national headlining tour will be album collaborator and guitarist Tyler Bates, longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Gil Sharone on drums and Paul Wiley on guitar.



1/21 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore

1/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

1/24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

1/26 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

1/27 – Long Island, NY – Paramount

1/28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

1/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

1/31 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem

2/2 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

2/3 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore

2/5 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

2/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

2/9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

2/11 – Denver, CO – Filmore

2/13 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee

2/14 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues



Named for J. Cole’s NC childhood home, he announced via Twitter recently he will release new music in the form of an album called ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ on December 9th. Returning to his roots without teaser singles in sight, pre-orders are available via iTunes. If the goal was to pique curiosity, consider the mission accomplished.[\embed]



Today, alt-J announced their 2015 North and South American Tour. The brief 11-date tour will kick off at Festival Estereo Picnic and will include dates at Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina, and Lollapalooza Brazil. Following those dates, the band will head to New York City for their Madison Square Garden debut on March 30. alt-J will play a handful more shows throughout the U.S. and finish the short run at Oklahoma City’s Chevy Bricktown Events Center on April 8. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00am local and general public go on sale starting Friday, November 21 at 10:00am local. Tickets are available at

alt-J are currently finishing up their album release tour dates and will continue to tour this November and December for a series of radio shows across the U.S. The band will make an extra stop in Los Angeles where they are set to play Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 15. The full list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon.

alt-J Nov/ Dec Radio shows

11/30 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room Alt 103.3 Deck The Hall Ball – SOLD OUT

12/01 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion CD 102.5 Holiday Show – SOLD OUT

12/02 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom WLUM Big Snow Show 9 – SOLD OUT

12/03 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant KPNT HoHo Show – SOLD OUT

12/05 – Jacksonville, FL – Met Park Big Ticket 2014

12/06 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park 97X Next Big Thing ’14

12/12 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino 91X Wrex The Halls

12/13 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

12/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

12/16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom KNRK A December To Remember – SOLD OUT

alt-J 2015 North & South American Tour Dates

3/12-3/14 – Bogota, CO – Festival Estereo Picnic

3/14-15 – Santiago, CL – Lollapalooza Chile

3/21-22 – Buenos Aires, AR – Lollapalooza Argentina

3/28-29 – Sao Paulo, SP – Lollapalooza Brazil

3/30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

4/01 – Cleveland, OH – State Theater at Playhouse Square

4/02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center

4/03 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre

4/04 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

4/06 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry

4/08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chevy Bricktown Events Center


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