Trail of Dead Rebuff American Festivals in Favor of Europe

lollapalooza2AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Festival-faring favorites …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have declined several offers to play two of this summer’s largest American music festivals, preferring instead to save themselves for the larger European festivals.

The Texas-based vagabonds reportedly turned down incentive-laden offers from two of the most prominent American festivals, Chicago’s Lollapalooza and Austin’s own Austin City Limits Festival, to leave the door open for potential appearances during the summer’s European festival run. While completed lineups for the biggest European festivals have already been in place for several months, Trail of Dead focal point and lyrical frontrunner Conrad Keely feels cancellations are inevitable and hopes his band will be called on to make a …

ToD Consider Releasing Digital Greatest Hits Album

eagles2AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Enduring Texas-bred hit factory …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are in advanced talks with several major online music retailers over the possible release of a digital greatest hits compilation after finding inspiration in an unlikely source, greatest hits champions Eagles.

Many high profile industry insiders had predicted a greatest hits or best of compilation on the horizon for Trail of Dead after their split with long-time providers Interscope Records, but part-frontman Jason Reece revealed the process was never that cut and dry. “We decided a while back when Interscope [Records] came to us and said they wanted to do a ‘best of’ physical release that we weren’t into it. Nobody wants …