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Tame Impala to donate $300,000 to bushfire relief, Jimmy Hath has died, Nickelback might be back

Tame Impala will donate $300,000 to bushfire relief, announce Australia and New Zealand arena tour

After sharing a new single, Tame Impala announce Australia and New Zealand tour. They will also make a donation of $300 000 (AUD) from the tour for bushfire relief.

Tama Impala

This morning, (January 20) the band shared details of their nationwide tour on Twitter. The tour will take place this April, starting April 16 at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand and finishing on April 28 at RAC Arena in Perth. Their supporting act will be young Texan genre-defiers Khruangbin.

Tame Impala also decided to donate $300 000 (AUD) from their 2020 tour to bushfire relief efforts. As NME writes, Kevin Parker said in an interview: “In the past few weeks I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $300,000 to bushfire relief charities.”

Last time Tame Impala toured in Australia was to support their 2015 album Currents, and now they are touring to support their upcoming album The Slow Rush. Their latest single is 'Lost in Yesterday'. Previously released singles include ‘It Might Be Time‘, ‘Borderline‘ and ‘Posthumous Forgiveness‘.

Jimmy Heath, famous jazz saxophonist, and composer is dead

James Edward Heath, also known as Jimmy Heath has died. As Pitchfork writes, he was 93 years old.

Jimmy Heath


Jimmy Heath was a famous jazz composer, saxophonist, and bandleader. As a saxophonist, he performed alongside some of the most famous and influential jazz musicians such as John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Howard McGhee, Wynton Marsalis and more. In his, more than 70 years long, a career he has written over 125 songs. Some of his pieces were performed by the likes of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and others.

Heath was also credited for preserving the sound of the 40's bebop and bringing it to the big bands. He was also known as a member and co-founder of Heath Brothers, a band he made with his two brothers, older brother, Percy on bass and his younger brother, Albert, known as Tootie, on drums.

The New York Times writes that Heath was among the veterans who shepherded the jazz's transition to the academy. In 1964 he became a founding faculty member at Jazzmobile, an organization that presented concerts and classes to young people in Harlem. Decades later he helped forge Queens College’s jazz studies program.

Jimmy Heath died on January 19 in Loganville, Georgia.

Nickelback is up to something

Nickelback might be teasing their 15th-anniversary announcement for their album ‘All the Right Reasons’.


Nickelback

The band has put a countdown clock on their official site which is set to run out at 12:00pm ET/9:00 am PT on January 21. This year marks the 15th anniversary of their album All the right reasons, and it might be possible that some big tour is upcoming.

All the right reasons feature their hits ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Photograph’, and has been certified 10x Platinum in the United States.

And that's not all. The website also features a video in which a blonde woman is taking and vintage black car and taking it for a spin. The video is captioned “We said someday we’d find out how it feels / To sing to more than just the steering wheel” - the Photograph lyrics.

As NME writes, last week St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, a live venue in Syracuse, posted an image of the same vehicle with lyrics from the band’s song ‘Animals’.

Still, without any confirmation from the band, all we can do is wait for the countdown and hope for the best.

 

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