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Winehouse Scraps All Remaining Gigs; New Weezer LP Details False

Plus news on Editors and the Big Sleep.

Apparently the sought after American visa simply wasn’t enough; Amy Winehouse needs her hubby! According to a statement issued by her publicist, the troubledBrit songbird, who has recently come under fire for a series of poorperformances in the U.K., has canceled all her tour plans, including atentative outing in the U.S. in 2008, due to “intense emotional strain”cause by her husband Black Fielder-Civil’s imprisonment on charges ofperverting the course of justice.

“I can’t give it my allonstage without my Blake. I’m so sorry but I don’t want to do the showshalf-heartedly; I love singing,” Winehouse said in a statement. “Myhusband is everything to me and without him it’s just not the same.”

Too bad visas are non-transferable — there’s plenty of demand!

New Weezer LP Details False

Reeling in the anticipation behind Weezer’s still forthcoming album, the quartet’s sixth to date, representatives for Geffen have taken to the band’s official website to refute claims made by albumsix.com, which stated the LP was entitled Tout Ensembleand would arrive April 22. “Weezer and Geffen Records have noaffiliation with www.albumsix.com,” the Thanksgiving Day post read.”The new Weezer record is not called Tout Ensemble and there is no official release date yet for the album.”

Sowhat’s up with the tricksters over at albumsix.com? Well, a new postadmits to the hoax while publicizing a new Weezer fan forum. Whatright-minded fan will join with these torturous web rabble-rousers?[Via Pitchfork]

Editors Plot Extensive 2008 Outing

In support of the band’s sophomore set, An End Has a Start, Birmingham-based gloom-rockers Editors will head stateside for an extensive tour featuring special guests Hot Hot Heat and Louis XIV.The 27-date outing, set to kick off in Fort Lauderdale, FL Jan. 8, willdeliver an eclectic trifecta of rock’n’roll to cities such as Atlanta,Nashville, and Washington, DC as the bands trudge north, stopping intoNew York, Philadelphia, and Boston before crossing the border for ahandful of gigs. From there, Editors and co. will dip into the Americanheartland, then descend the West Coast from Vancouver, BC to LosAngeles before wrapping with one final gig in Las Vegas Valentine’s Day(Feb. 14).

Editors tour dates:

1/8, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
1/9, St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Landing)
1/10, Lake Buena Vista, FL (House of Blues)
1/11, Atlanta, GA (Roxy)
1/12, Nashville, TN (Wildhorse)
1/14, Norfolk, VA (NorVa)
1/15, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
1/17, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
1/18, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
1/19, Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)
1/20, Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
1/22, Toronto, ON (Koolhaus)
1/23, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
1/25, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
1/26, Detroit, MI (Majestic Theatre)
1/27, Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theater)
1/29, Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre)
1/30, Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café)
2/1, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
2/4, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)
2/5, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
2/6, Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
2/8, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
2/9, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
2/10, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
2/13, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
2/14, Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)

Big Sleep to ‘Sleep Forever’ on Sophomore Set

Psych-out noise-lovin’ trio the Big Sleepwill release their sophomore set Feb. 19 via French Kiss, and, muchlike some of the band’s somnambulant tunes, the album’s title arrivespillow-ready: Sleep Forever. As the follow up to debut Son of the Tiger, the new set album will be prefaced by its first single, “Pinkies,” available for free download now from the label’s website. To unveil the new material to fans, the Big Sleep will head out on a brief winter tour alongside the Thermals, and wrap their outing with a New Year’s Eve New York show with Earl Greyhound. [Via CMJ.com]

Sleep Forever tracklisting:

1. “Intro”
2. “Slow Race”
3. “The Big Guns”
4. “Bad Blood”
5. “Pinkies”
6. “Little Sister”
7. “Chorus of Guitars”
8. “Tigers in Our Hearts”
9. “Undying Love”
10. “Organs”
11. “So Long”
12. “Sleep Forever”

Big Sleep tour dates:

12/5, San Francisco, CA (Slim’s) *
12/6, San Dimas, CA (GlassHouse) *
12/7, Los Angeles, CA (Echo Plex) *
12/8, Visalia, CA (Howie & Son’s Pizza) *
12/9, Santa Cruz, CA (Catalyst Atrium) *
12/31, New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)#
(* w/ the Thermals)
(# w/ Earl Greyhound)

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