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Friday will be the new day for global album releases

Fans gather inside Denver record store Twist & Shout for a performance from Nathaniel Rateliff. Photo by Lisa Higginbotham,

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has announced that all countries will issue new album releases on Friday.

Listen: Kanye West debuts “All Day” at the 2015 BRIT Awards

Kanye West performs at the Grammys on Feb. 8, 2015.

Kanye West debuted his new track “All Day” at the 2015 Brit Music Awards on Wednesday

Tim McGraw announces 2015 tour, two Red Rocks shows

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw has announced a 2015 tour with two stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Yonder Mountain String Band announces new album, Red Rocks show

Yonder Mountain String Band @ Boulder Theater 1/3/2015

Yonder Mountain String Band has announced a new album, “Black Sheep,” and a Red Rocks Amphitheatre show.

Westword Music Showcase 2015 lineup: Flume, the Black Angels and more

Westword Music Showcase 2013

Flume, the Black Angels and Misterwives will join more than 100 Colorado bands on the Westword Music Showcase 2015 lineup.

Sam Smith announces tour with a Red Rocks Amphitheatre show

Sam Smith @ 1st Bank 1/26/15

Now with four Grammys to his name, Sam Smith will return to Colorado to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer.

Are Kanye West, Drake releasing an album together?

Kanye West performs at the Grammys on Feb. 8, 2015.

During an interview on Power 105’s morning show TheBreakfast Club Kanye West hinted that he’s working on a project with Drake.

New Blur album, “The Magic Whip,” due out in April

New Blur album, "The Magic Whip," due out in April

A new Blur album, “The Magic Whip,” is due out in the spring. This marks the band’s first release in more than a decade.

Two Nicki Minaj tour members stabbed in Philadelphia, one dead

Nicki Minaj at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Aug. 2, 2012. Photos by Glenn Ross,

Singer Nicki Minaj says two members of her tour have been stabbed in Philadelphia, one of them fatally.

Video: Afroman punches female fan on stage

Video: Afroman punches female fan on stage

A video shot during a concert on Tuesday in Biloxi, Miss., appears to show Afroman punching a woman who jumped on stage as he played guitar. Because, well, it’s not clear why.