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Tuesday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:33 P.M.]


    LUPE FIASCO Announces U.S. Tour
    Chicago rapper’s Steppin Laser trek kicks off in March. [Lupe Fiasco]
    HOLD STEADY Return with New Album May 4
    The rarely idle Brooklyn rockers turn down the pianos on fifth album in six years. [SPIN]
    PAUL MCCARTNEY Announces U.S. Concerts
    The Beatle will hit Phoenix and Los Angeles in March. More dates are expected to be announced soon. [NME]
    RIHANNA‘s Next Album Will Be “More Energetic”
    Pop diva will combine the “grime” of her latest release, Rated R, with “more energetic, up-tempo pop.” [MTV]
    JEFF BUCKLEY‘s Songs Featured in New Musical
    The Last Goodbye — the first work authorized by and created with the late singer’s estate — is an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. [Variety]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND, JULIAN CASABLANCAS, BECK Contribute to Haiti Benefit Album
    Keane, Air, Camera Obscura also help on Hear To Help, which will raise money for Oxfam America’s Haitian relief effort. [NME]
    PETE WENTZ Named UNICEF Spokesperson
    Fall Out Boy bassist will represent the Tap Project, which aims to provide clean water to children around the world. [PR Newswire]
    The bestselling Brits, currently recording in London, could have new music ready for a holiday stocking stuffer. [SPIN]
    Seattle folky will open six Midwestern dates of the songstress’ Spring trek. [SubPop]
    BROKEN BELLS Debut New Songs at L.A. Showcase
    The collabo between Danger Mouse and Shin James Mercer aims for heavenly grace — and mostly reaches it. [SPIN]
    LIL WAYNE Opens a Twitter Account
    “im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho !… follow me biot¢h… .wudup mak… happy bday LO… 8 days of freedom..ym.” [Twitter]
    INTERPOL Set for U2 Tour, First Gigs Since ’08
    NYC band set for six dates supporting of the Irish juggernauts’ 360 Tour this summer. Click here for dates! [SPIN]


    WATCH: KANYE WEST‘s Haunting New Video
    No, Taylor Swift isn’t in it — but “Cold Winter” features another young beauty in peril. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New SHE & HIM Song
    The duo recorded an acoustic version of new track “Thieves” at a recent BBC session. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: DEVO Unveil New Song!
    Akron, OH, new wave band leak “Fresh,” the first track from their yet-to-be-titled new album, out this Spring. [Music Slut]
    WATCH: FEIST Plays New Song Live
    The Broken Social Scene members unveils “He Was Free” at Olympic concert in Vancouver, BC. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: SPOON Play Rare Song Live
    Austin, TX, band perform “Something to Look Forward To” for the first time in five years. [KCRW]