You can expect quite a collection of new music from established performers this year, says MTV. Topping that list will be the long-awaited new release and tour from Green Day, which has been on hiatus. Also on the list is My Chemical Romance, which closed out its last tour at MSG over the summer, along with Bruce Springsteen, U2 and a slew of others.
Not on MTV’s list is up-and-coming Scottish singer Paolo Nutini, who is expected this year to follow-up his debut effort, These Streets, which got some airplay over the past year. The record got mixed reviews, but I managed to catch Nutini at the Tarrytown Music Hall last year and he puts on a very decent show — if you can overlook the clusters of love-struck teenage girls.
Either way, once he gets done touring Europe he’s supposed to put out his second effort, and I’m curious if he’ll fix the glitches some critics hit him on. He leaned heavily on Motown-inspired ballads on These Streets, which make use of an impressive and unique singing voice. Based on the stuff he’s doing on tour, there could be some more hard-edged stuff on the new one, so we’ll see.
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