*[pitchfork.com] Yesterday evening, Washington, D.C. rockers Deleted Scenes tweeted the following in advance of their show later that night with the Dismemberment Plan at Baltimore's Metro Gallery: "The Dismemberment Plan is sound checking new songs. #firsties" It doesn't look like they were kidding around, either: various e-mails from readers have claimed that the Dismemberment Plan debuted somewhere between five and eight new songs during last night's show. (A post on Setlist.fm claims they played six new ones.) So, hey, new D-Plan songs! Get excited! In the meantime, watch this video of the band performing "The City" in Japan in 2011.
*[theprp.com] Live footage of Porcupine Tree‘s Steven Wilson performing “Luminol” in Mexico City, Mexico earlier this year can be found over at Musicradar.com. The footage comes from his forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray/2-CD set, “Get All You Deserve“, due out on September 24th.
The song itself meanwhile will appear on Wilson‘s next solo album, which should hit stores in early 2013.
*[billboard.com] Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story, closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wrapped on July 21 in Canada, were reported during the past week, totaling $28.1 million from 247,671 sold seats. The Wall Live recently topped Billboard's mid-year touring chart.
Three of the venues reported were major league baseball stadiums: Boston's Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium in New York and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Boston performance was on July 1 with a crowd of 27,847 in attendance. Waters played two shows at Yankee Stadium with a combined attendance total of 62,188 for both July 6 and 7, and the Philadelphia date was on July 14 with ticket sales totaling 36,773. The final performance was an outdoor event on the Plains of Abraham, a historic battlefield in Quebec City. The last concert on July 21 drew more than 71,000 fans. The Wall Live Tour kicked off in Toronto on September 15, 2010, and overall ticket sales since the launch total $377.9 million. From 192 performances, the total number of tickets sold tops 3.3 million.