News Roundup: Kings of Leon, Built to Spill, Wordless Music Series, Yellow Submarine Illustrator


–Kings of Leon have announced a 30-plus date fall victory-lap supporting last year’s Only By The Night. The tour includes a September 12 stop at the Izod Center in East Rutheford, New Jersey. Meanwhile, Only By The Night has been certified platinum by the RIAA, with more than a million copies been shipped to the record stores that still exist.

–After a thrilling noise-filled set at Siren, Built to Spill will return to New York October 12th and 13th at Webster Hall and October 14th and 15th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale now. The band’s currently mixing their new album, There is No Enemy.

–The Miller Theatre will host the Wordless Music Series beginning September 9, a five-night engagement based on the long-running concert series in which “indie-rock and electronic-music performers share the stage with artists from the classical-and new-music world.” Interesting. Featured artists include Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Grouper, Tim Hecker and Doveman. Tickets here.

–Heinz Edelmann, the illustrator and graphic designer behind the Beatles 1968 film Yellow Submarine, died Tuesday. He was 75. The cartoon was a a staple of of the psychedelic scene, but Edelmann never related to the ’60s aesthetic, according to the New York Times. After the film, he abandoned the style and moved to a less-decorative approach, enjoying a long career as a successful advertising and editorial illustrator. Nevertheless, he will always be responsible for inducing thousands of bad acid trips for ejecting Ringo into the Sea of Monsters.