A motion presented by Hamilton City Council ensures that the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie will be remembered at First Ontario Centre. The motion calls for the erection of a plaque at the arena in his memory. Gord passed away at the age of 53 after battling brain cancer. The Hip were the first musical act to ever perform back-to-back sold out shows at the former Copps Coliseum, and it was Hamilton’s positive relationship with the band that brought the Juno Awards to Hamilton for the first time in the 1990s.
Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge really wants to go to outer space. After revealing the launch of his To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science, he’s now actively raising money to develop an “ElectroMagnetic vehicle”, in which he hopes to “travel instantaneously through Space, Air and Water by engineering the fabric of Space-Time.” Check out more on his ambitious plan here >> https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/
Meanwhile, Blink-182’s Travis Barker threw his 14-year-old son Landon an epic birthday bash. The party included a backyard filled with guests and a performance by rapper Lil Pump. The birthday cake was shaped like a Louis Vuitton x Supreme-themed duffel bag.
Queens of the Stone Age have announced dates for the band’s 2018 North American tour in support of their new album, Villains. The dates are scheduled to begin January 22nd in Victoria BC and stretches through mid-February in Los Angeles. Tickets for all of the newly-announced dates go on sale Oct. 27th. The band’s fan club members will be able to purchase tickets a week early starting tomorrow. So far, only west coast shows have been announced.
Weezer has released an online stream of a new track called “Happy Hour.” The song is taken from the forthcoming full-length, Pacific Daydream, which is set to hit stores on October 27th. It’s described as “having a sad message wrapped in a sunny package”.