PRETTYMUCH: Funktion Tour 2018 | Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 10/29/18

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Hey there, concert-goers!

Guess who spent 11 hours at Revolution Live on Monday because they’re the best aunt ever?? This girl right here! I’d bought my niece & I VIP tickets so she could meet PRETTYMUCH, and that pretty much (pun intended) included sitting outside the venue from 11 am until the show was done at almost 10 pm. In Florida. Where we don’t participate in gorgeous, chilly Fall weather. Nope. We sat (thankfully) in the shade with the sun glaring down around us for most of the day.

If you weren’t already aware, PRETTYMUCH is composed of Zion Kuwonu, Brandon Arreaga, Nick Mara, Austin Porter and Edwin Honoret. They were put together in 2016 by Syco Music founder, Simon Cowell and have been working extra hard to get their name out there in the music industry.

The “meet & greet” at our show started between 4:45 and 5 pm, and was a quicker experience than I thought it would be. I know that’s not up to the guys though, and all the girls seemed to appreciate what little time they did get with them, so we do as good family members do and shell out the cash to make them happy doing the things we didn’t get to do when we were younger. I happened to have bought myself a M&G ticket before I knew my niece had a friend coming down for the show, so I gave her my wristband so she could meet the guys.

After the meet & greet, fans with VIP tickets got to head inside of the venue early in order to score some merch and grab their spots as close to the stage as possible. I opted to stand where the parents were in order to avoid getting trampled by excited fans (believe me, I understand the excitement lol). Doors for those with GA admission entered the venue at about 6:30 and the show actually started at 7:30 with opening act, Gunnar Gehl.

Gunnar was great at hyping up the crowd before PRETTYMUCH hit the stage. He had a mix of upbeat songs and slow, acoustic songs, as well as a medley of covers that the crowd knew and loved.

PRETTYMUCH hit the stage at about 8:30 to hundreds of high-pitched screaming fans that couldn’t wait to catch their favorites up close. I have to admit, I’ve been to A LOT of live shows in my life so far and this had to be one of the most lit crowds I’ve experienced. From the moment the guys stepped on-stage, the energy level was through the roof. If you’ve ever watched their performances on YouTube (I’ve seen plenty), you know that that’s their reputation. Their performance level is always beyond 100. What I like about watching them perform is that rather than trying to be completely in sync with their dancing, they each do the choreography in their own respective styles. There’s just something different about them that I think really resonates with their fans. They dress different, they dance different, they are different and that’s a great message to spread to their young fans. They’re not a cookie-cutter boy band and they’re likely not going anywhere for a while! Which is cool because even though I’m 34, I actually really like their music and their dancing  (don’t judge me).

While performing, there were huge bursts of smoke that shot out over the crowd when the beat dropped, which only seemed to hype the fans up even more. Their set was about 1 hour – 1 hour and 15 minutes of non-stop excitement and I definitely recommend checking out one of their shows if you can.

You can check out the set list below:

Setlist:

  1. Real Friends
  2. Jello
  3. Hello
  4. Teacher
  5. Open Arms
  6. Summer On You
  7. Healthy
  8. Denim On Patrol
  9. Sauce
  10. Mind of Poseidon
  11. If I Ever Fall In Love
  12. 10,000 Hours
  13. On My Way
  14. Solita

Encore:

Would You Mind (dance break)

 

Head over to my YouTube channel for videos that I recorded at the show HERE.

You can also visit their official site for more remaining tour dates, etc. HERE.

 

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THE GRINCH | Tyler, the Creator ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch’ Lyric Video

Tyler, the Creator and Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman
have collaborated on a re-imagined version of the classic Grinch theme
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” out now.

The Grinch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on November 9.

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ILLUMINATION PRESENTS DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH – In Theaters November 9

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #TheGrinch

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic.  The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.  Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.  With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations.  When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas.  To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother.  As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one.  Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus?  Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all

Find out, Christmas season 2018.  www.grinchmovie.com

 

Walt Disney Records To Release RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Soundtrack

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WALT DISNEY RECORDS TO RELEASE RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

FEATURES ORIGINAL SONG PERFORMED BY SARAH SILVERMAN & GAL GADOT WITH MUSIC COMPOSED BY ALAN MENKEN, ORIGINAL END CREDIT SONG BY IMAGINE DRAGONS, SCORE BY HENRY JACKMAN, AND ADDITIONAL END CREDIT SONG BY JULIA MICHAELS

DIGITAL ALBUM AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 16

PHYSICAL CD SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 30

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” on Nov. 16. The soundtrack features original songs “A Place Called Slaughter Race” performed in the film by Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot;  “Zero,” written and performed by Imagine Dragons; score by composer Henry Jackman (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Big Hero 6”), and “In This Place,” a pop version of “A Place Called Slaughter Race,” performed by Julia Michaels.  Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, produced by Clark Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits U.S. theatres on Nov. 21.

The soundtrack and film feature “A Place Called Slaughter Race,” featuring Sarah Silverman, voice of Vanellope von Schweetz.   In the vein of classic “I want” songs in the Disney canon such as “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Part of Your World,” the song showcases Vanellope’s desire to be part of the world outside Sugar Rush—to grow as a racer and as a person.  The song also features the singing debut of Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) as Shank.  The music was composed by Oscar®-winning songwriter/composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pocahontas” and “Aladdin”) and the lyrics were written by Phil Johnston and GRAMMY®-winning producer Tom MacDougall (Frozen; Executive Vice President, Music at Disney).

The multi-platinum, GRAMMYwinning band, Imagine Dragons, wrote and recorded the end-credit song “Zero” for the film, embracing the struggle Ralph has with his evolving friendship with Vanellope. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes are reflected in the song. “It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” says Reynolds. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”  “Zero” is also featured on the band’s upcoming fourth studio album Origins available November 9.

Composer Henry Jackman, who scored 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” returns to score the follow-up.

Jackman’s mission was to create a score that’s reminiscent of the first film, while embracing the new story and the vast, uncharted new world of the internet that Ralph and Vanellope must navigate to retrieve a part to save her game.   Says Jackman, “‘Wreck-It Ralph’ is one of the best animated films of recent times and I was really proud of the score. What makes this one different? There’s a clue in the title, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’—we’ve moved from the arcade to the internet. While we can retain some of the original material, there’s a new layer we had to create and integrate. There’s a distinction between arcade electronica and internet electronica, which sounds more modern.”

“There’s so many fun things to enjoy,” continues Jackman. “But I think the universality comes from the fact that it’s an important archetypal friendship story. Hidden behind all of this amazing technology and imagery is something very solid emotionally and narratively.”

Filmmakers called on GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels to perform the second end-credit song, “In This Place,” a pop version of “A Place Called Slaughter Race.”   “I think one of my favorite things about ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is Vanellope,” says Michaels, “because she’s just completely misunderstood. I think a lot of people feel that way—misunderstood—and go through life trying to find their power. And when they find it, it’s really beautiful.”

About “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on thecitizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site“BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters onNov. 21, 2018.

Ralph Breaks the Internet original motion picture soundtrack digital album will be available HERE on November 16 and the physical CD will be available HERE on November 30. For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook/disney.comTwitter.com/disneymusic and Instagram.com/disneymusic.

@Thisfunktional talks with Lorena Villarreal, Melina Matthews SILENCIO

@Thisfunktional talks with Lorena Villarreal, Melina Matthews SILENCIO

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Writer-director Lorena Villarreal and Actress Melina Matthews talk with Jesus Figueroa about thier film SILENCIO.

Would you use the power to turn back time? Is it worth killing for?

Tulip Pictures and Barraca Producciones announce the U.S. release of “Silencio” on October 26.

“Silencio” highlights a mysterious area in Mexico known as the Zone of Silence that has true events of the eerie.

Located on the same parallel line of the Bermuda Triangle and the Pyramids of Giza, it has several events of the unexplainable including rocket crashes, mutations in plants and animals, meteorite strikes and much more.

“Silencio” shares the story of Ana, (Melina Matthews) who struggles to save her son’s life.

She must find a powerful stone her grandfather (John Noble) originally discovered with his apprentice (Rupert Graves) in the Zone of Silence in 1970.

Throughout her desperate search, Ana stumbles upon long lost family secrets and discovers enemies who believe the stone’s power is worth killing for.

Written, directed and produced by Lorena Villarreal, Denisse Chapa (producer) and filmed in Zone of Silence and northern Mexico locations, the film brings to life the local tales of strange occurrences that have been happening for decades.

SILENCIO
In Theaters October 26

 

@Thisfunktional talks with John Noble SILENCIO

@Thisfunktional talks with John Noble SILENCIO

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor John Noble talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role as Grandfather James in SILENCIO.

Nobel talks about enjoying the science that inspired this movie and how natural it felt to create the family chemistry with actress Melina Matthews.

Would you use the power to turn back time? Is it worth killing for?

Tulip Pictures and Barraca Producciones announce the U.S. release of “Silencio” on October 26.

“Silencio” highlights a mysterious area in Mexico known as the Zone of Silence that has true events of the eerie.

Located on the same parallel line of the Bermuda Triangle and the Pyramids of Giza, it has several events of the unexplainable including rocket crashes, mutations in plants and animals, meteorite strikes and much more.

“Silencio” shares the story of Ana, (Melina Matthews) who struggles to save her son’s life.

She must find a powerful stone her grandfather (John Noble) originally discovered with his apprentice (Rupert Graves) in the Zone of Silence in 1970.

Throughout her desperate search, Ana stumbles upon long lost family secrets and discovers enemies who believe the stone’s power is worth killing for.

Written, directed and produced by Lorena Villarreal, Denisse Chapa (producer) and filmed in Zone of Silence and northern Mexico locations, the film brings to life the local tales of strange occurrences that have been happening for decades.

SILENCIO
In Theaters October 26

 

OUTLAW KING: Official Poster Now Available! Launching On Netflix 11.9

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Chris Pine stars in David Mackenzie’s

OUTLAW KING

Official Poster Now Available

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SYNOPSIS: OUTLAW KING tells the untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.

Filmed in Scotland, OUTLAW KING reunites director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) with star Chris Pine alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Sam Spruell, Tony Curran, Stephen Dillane and James Cosmo.

 

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NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF SURVIVAL | BIRD BOX Trailer has just debuted!

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Directed by | Susanne Bier
Written by | Eric Heisserer
Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.
Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

Available on Netflix and in select theatres on December 21!

ISELIN Releases Acoustic Version Of New Single ‘Lost’

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RELEASES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF NEW SINGLE
‘LOST’
LISTEN HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Nordic pop siren Iselin has shared an acoustic version of her new single, ‘Lost’, a touching take on the original which was the follow up to her debut single, ‘Bathtub’.

Forgoing the lush instrumentation of the original, the new, stripped back version accentuates the raw honesty of Iselin’s vocals, and paints the track in an even more affecting light, highlighting its emotional power and poignant lyricism.

‘Lost’ is Iselin’s second solo release, following her debut single, ‘Bathtub’. Inspired by the same muse of honest lyricism that permeates her writing generally, the track was written about an emotionally tumultuous period of her life, and formed her own personal therapy. Throughout her writing, Iselin strives to create a universal and personal message that can be shared by her audience.

‘Lost’ and ‘Bathtub’ are the first releases from Iselin after she provided the vocals for Alan Walker’s huge hits ‘Faded’ and ‘Sing Me To Sleep’. Now returning with a wealth of new material, it’s clear that Iselin is ready to secure her place as a powerful new musical force.

 

 

TIGER | Official Trailer Released!

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Winner of San Diego International Film Festival’s Best Feature Film, TIGER, to release in NY & LA November 30th.

SYNOPSIS: Tiger is inspired by the true story of Pardeep Nagra, a practicing Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing due to his religious beliefs. Tiger follows Pardeep’s journey as he, with the support of his coach and mentor (Mickey Rourke), does what any strong American would do, fight back! The backlash is a result of racial profiling, stereotypical threats, and the daily pressure to change, even from his loved ones who are caught in the midst of the cross fire. Consequently, his legacy will be forever tied to his two biggest battles; one in the courtroom, the other in the ring.

The film stars Mickey Rourke, Janel Parrish, Prem Singh and Michael Pugliese.

TIGER opens in select theaters on November 30, 2018

 

TIGER | Official Channels

IMDB | Facebook | Instagram | Website | #TigerMovie

CLUB DRIVE Want To Make You ‘Satisfied’ With Their New Single

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WANT TO MAKE YOU
‘SATISFIED’
LISTEN HERE

People of the world – are you satisfied? Is life all you thought it would be? Apathetic partner? Existential dread? An overwhelming feeling that customer complaints are being ignored? Have no fear! Club Drive have the remedy to your crushing lack of fulfillment with their brand-new single, ‘Satisfied’.

Put aside your lukewarm and poorly seasoned takeaway, postpone the scathing Trip Advisor review, and immerse yourself in the sonic nutrition of ‘Satisfied’, taking in the delicious flavors of funky guitars, tantalizing drums and luscious vocals. Sure to quench your musical thirst, ‘Satisfied’ builds through pulsating rhythms and cleverly crafted lyrics to create a melodic feast.

Club Drive are here to instill all-encompassing gratification with their infectious blend of synth-infused guitar pop. So free yourself from the shackles of sub-par intimacy and lamentable meal deals, and absorb this slice of musical liberation.

‘Satisfied’ follows previous singles ‘WDYD’, ‘International’, ‘Spare Time’ and ‘Voyager’, which have variously pleasured the auditory taste buds of Radio 1 DJs including Alice Levine, Clara Amfo, Greg James, Scot Mills and Adele Roberts.

‘WDYD’ has also seen the band take huge strides in the USA where it has become a huge favorite on Sirius XM, alongside receiving widespread radio play in the UK, featuring on over 50 radio station playlists.

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET | 60-Second Spot Announces IMAGINE DRAGONS’ “Zero” Music Video

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Announcing the release of Imagine Dragons’ new video for “Zero,” the end-credit song they wrote for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, check out this new 60-second spot that debuts today.

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SYNOPSIS: Video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game. Their quest takes them to the vast world of the internet, a world Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.

Tune in tomorrow to see Imagine Dragons’ “Zero” music video.

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET opens Nov. 21, 2018.

 

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET | Official Channels

Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #RalphBreaksTheInternet

MTV To Host Midterm “ELECTION AFTERPARTY” In Miami To Celebrate Young People Getting Out The Vote

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MTV TO HOST MIDTERM “ELECTION AFTERPARTY” IN MIAMI
TO CELEBRATE YOUNG PEOPLE GETTING OUT THE VOTE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

Fat Joe, PRETTYMUCH, DJ Nasty and Lauren Jauregui Set to Perform

Network Initiatives for Last Phase of Midterm Election Campaign “+1 the Vote”
Include Celebrity PSAs, Parties at the Polls Across the Country and More

MTV kicked off the final phase of its first ever midterm campaign, “+1 the Vote,” by announcing a series of new initiatives and plans for an “Election Afterparty” at Miami Dade College (MDC) on Tuesday, November 6th from 7PM to 10PM ET. The event is set to be the largest youth-focused election party in the country and will feature performances by Fat Joe, PRETTYMUCH, DJ Nasty and Lauren Jauregui. The “Afterparty” kicks off when the polls close in Florida and will celebrate the efforts of young people across the nation getting out the vote.

“+1 the Vote” was created in order to harness the power of friendship and ignite the most powerful voting bloc in the country. As part of the final phase of the campaign, MTV and Civic Nation’s #VoteTogether – with support from “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi and “Eighteenx18” – partnered to supercharge youth voter participation by funding parties at the polls in all 50 states. The first party took place on October 20th in Fresno, CA, and attracted hundreds of young voters, and similar events are planned for the weeks leading to the “Election Afterparty.”

Additionally, the youth brand will roll out a series of new Spanish-language PSAs encouraging young people to register and vote, and launch an interactive election map profiling young candidates and activists across the country. MTV News launched its explainer series highlighting leading artists and celebrities breaking down the importance of the midterm elections – the first of which includes Olympic star Adam Rippon. They will continue to roll out videos through election night that will feature Macklemore, R&B Duo Chloe & Halle, and Lauren Jauregui.

MTV’s “Election Afterparty” is an 18+ event and is first come, first serve subject to capacity.

Visit plus1thevote.com for more information.

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IRON MAIDEN’s Acclaimed Studio Remasters Get The CD Digipack Treatment

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THE STUDIO COLLECTION – REMASTERED

MAIDEN’S ACCLAIMED REMASTERS
GET THE CD DIGIPAK TREATMENT

Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com .

1st batch: November 16th
Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019 date TBC
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch June 2019 date TBC
Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time 

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow. See www.ironmaiden.com for updates.

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING | Official Trailer Released!

IMG_3284In 2019, kids rule and evil gets schooled.

20th Century Fox has released the trailer for THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. The film is written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, with Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart.

SYNOPSIS: Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

 

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING opens in theaters everywhere on January 25, 2019!

 

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #KidWhoWouldBeKing

DON BROCO Release Video For ‘The Blues’

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SHARE VIDEO FOR
THE BLUES
WATCH HERE

EUROPEAN HEADLINE DATES IN JANUARY

ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
MAIN SUPPORT FOR MIKE SHINODA

UK ARENA TOUR IN FEBRUARY
LAST REMAINING TICKETS RELEASED FOR WEMBLEY
2ND MANCHESTER DATE SOLD OUT

Ahead of their huge U.S. tour supporting Mike Shinoda, Don Broco have shared a new video for ‘The Blues’, as well as announcing new headline dates in Europe.

Featuring footage from their extensive touring this year, including Warped Tour and the band’s European dates with 30 Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda, the video sees the band laying waste to festival stages and having a lot of FUN around the world.

“We had an absolute blast this summer,” says singer Rob Damiani. “Getting to experience Warped Tour on its last ever run, especially us playing it for the first time, was an insane few weeks we’ll never forget. We got back to the UK just in time for Reading & Leeds and honestly couldn’t have asked for a better set of homecoming shows. It was a mad weekend at our fave fest in the world. Straight after that we headed to Europe for some big ol’ gigs with 30 Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda and got to play some places for the very first time (shoutout Poland!) We couldn’t fit anywhere near it all into three and a half minutes, but we tried and hope you enjoy our vid for ‘The Blues’. To everyone that caught us live this summer thank you and we’ll be seeing you all very soon!”

Don Broco embark on a huge North American tour as main support for Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda next week, starting in Montreal and including dates in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco amongst many others.

They then continue their World Tour with some very special dates with MAN WITH A MISSION in Asia, before kicking off 2019 with a headline run through Europe, starting in Madrid on January 19th.

These dates come ahead of the band’s biggest UK headline tour to date in February, which will see them play arenas around the country, including a date at London’s SSE Wembley Arena, and two shows at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, one of which has already sold out.

The band have now announced the release of the final remaining tickets for the Wembley Arena show, which are on sale now and available here.

U.S. TOUR DATES (W/ MIKE SHINODA)
Full tour dates can be found here.

JAPANESE TOUR DATES (W/ MAN WITH A MISSION)
12/18 – Osaka
12/19 – Tokyo

EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
1/17 – Madrid, Sala Cool Stage
1/18 – Barcelona, La Nau
1/19 – Milan, Legend Club
1/21 – Vienna, Flex
1/22 – Warsaw, Proxima
1/24 – Berlin, Bi Nuu
1/25 – Frankfurt, Zoom
1/26 – Paris, La Maroquinerie
1/27 – Cologne, Club Volta
1/29 – Utrecht, TivoliVrendenburg

UK ARENA DATES 
2/1 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
2/2 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse *SOLD OUT*
2/3 – Plymouth, Pavillions
2/5 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
2/7 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
2/8 – Nottingham, Motorpoint
2/9 – London, SSE Wembley Arena

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GEORGE GLEW Releases Atmospheric New Single ‘Higher’

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RELEASES NEW SINGLE
‘HIGHER’
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NEW EP – VOL. 2
DUE FOR RELEASE IN SPRING 2019

Bristol-based artist George Glew has released his new single, ‘Higher’, the first to be taken from his upcoming EP, Vol. 2, and the follow up to this year’s Vol. 1.

The track premiered with Clash, who called it “a deft fusion of emotive songwriting and dappled electronics… a confident step forward, rooted in that broad, affecting vocal, and the sparse, subtle arrangement.” A delicate blend of minimalist guitars and vocal harmonies, ‘Higher’ builds from subtle fragility to soaring crescendos, an uplifting and transcendent sonic journey taking in soulful vocals, captivating production and infectious, stirring choruses.

“Through the past couple of years I’ve been through some of the biggest challenges personally,” explains George. “The song is about togetherness and how, through bonds in friends and family, we can really face and take on that adversity.”

The track is the first in a series of releases that will form his new EP, Vol. 2, due for release in Spring 2019. It finds George exploring collaboration more than his previous releases, seeing him writing and producing with friends rather than writing alone, seeking to share the moment created in the music.

“I changed my approach to writing by just wanting the music to make me feel something rather than it being a well-crafted song,” says George.

This new approach has become a muse for his musical progression; a catalyst for finding a new sound which permeates his upcoming releases.

The new track follows the release of his latest EP, Vol. 1, which has over 2.2 million plays on Spotify alone. George has supported the likes of Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi, Marsicans, Sea Girls and Dennis Lloyd, and his previous releases have seen acclaim from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Dork and Clash, as well as radio support from Annie Mac, John Kennedy, Elton John and a feature on Apple Music’s A-List.

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Exciting Brit Popstar LIBBY WHITEHOUSE Releases Single ‘New Boy’

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‘NEW BOY’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE

DEBUT HEADLINE SHOW
THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON – NOVEMBER 13th

18 year-old rising pop star Libby Whitehouse has released her new single ‘New Boy’. The Brighton singer calls out cheaters across the world as she delivers a sharp and sassy empowerment pop anthem reminiscent of the likes of Dua Lipa, Mabel and Stefflon Don.

Regarding the single Libby says, “I wrote ‘New Boy’ about my friend who kept going back to a boy who treated her badly, and he’d only become interested again once she’d left him. The song is a fun way of saying, “Well now it’s too late!”, and is about appreciating what you have whilst you have it, because girls won’t wait around forever!!”

Continuing she says, “The track is a different vibe to anything I’ve done before, it’s got more of a dance vibe to it and it’s the first song I ever wrote with my producer Chris Priest. It means so much to me and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!!”

In just a year Libby has already proved herself to be a fast-rising name on the pop scene. Since emerging in 2017 she’s played at summer festivals including The Great Escape and I Luv Live in London, while she has released well received singles including ‘Cut It Off’, ‘Recipe’ and ‘Hands On Me’, which have clocked up over a million streams, with the latter entering the Spotify UK Viral Chart Top 30.

Now with the release of ‘New Boy’, Libby continues to cement herself as a fresh and exciting new name on the UK pop scene. She will be performing her first ever live show and will headline The Haunt in Brighton on November 13th to celebrate the release of her new music. Tickets are available via SeeTickets.

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Watch special featured clip SCARED from SLENDER MAN, now on digital

SLENDER MAN
Available just in time for Halloween on Digital October 19 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD October 30
 
Includes the Featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast”

Fascinated by the internet lore of the “SLENDER MAN,” Joey King (Wish Upon, The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil) conjure up the mysterious entity all in the name of fun … until one of them inexplicably disappears.

Just in time for Halloween frights, dare to bring home “SLENDER MAN” on digital October 19 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

“SLENDER MAN” also stars Alex Fitzalan (“Crash & Burn”), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and rising horror icon Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious: The Last Key, IT).

The digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of “SLENDER MAN” include the featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast,” where fans will hear the cast discuss their characters, the director on scares and the monster himself.

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the
SLENDER MAN, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke based on a character created by Victor Surge, SLENDER MAN was produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow; and executive produced by Louis Sallerson, Tracey Nyberg, Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham and Glenn S. Gainor.

Bonus Content Includes:

  • “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast” featurette

“SLENDER MAN” has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sequences of terror, thematic elements and language including some crude sexual references.

SLENDR MAN
On Digital Now
On Blu-ray, DVD October 30

 

Actor Javier Botet enjoyed embodying the legendary SLENDER MAN

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The unique look of actor Javier Botet made him a perfect fit for the lead role of slender man in Sony Pictures’ “Slender Man.”

Having made an impact in the horror genre as the actor behind several monsters in movie franchises, Botet wasn’t surprised to be offered the role of Slender man, but he was thrilled at the opportunity to play a monster that is widely known.

Having known the legend of Slender man, Botet felt that his experience in the horror industry and his look being so similar to that of what Slender man is supposed to look like, he was the ideal person to embody the character.

All horror movies look to cast the best person to play the monsters and the search for slender man lead to Botet who already had the physique for the character.

No horror movie is complete without the right cast, the characters that are stalked by the Slender man are fantastically casted and create the realistic feeling of friendship.

Botet had to go through a makeup process to get the look down, but feels that the story is much more than what the source material was and the character was already larger than life.

With so much source material – from shorts and indie films to a documentary on crimes attributed to Slender man – the makeup helped make the character, but the background research and the writing made the character what it was in the movie, Botet learned many things about the legend of Slender man which added pressure to the task of playing the role of Slender man.

Being over prepared made the task of playing Slender man in a terrifying manner difficult but enjoyable, Botet said, but the prior experience as the monsters he has embodied made him feel prepared to take on the task of Slender man.

SLENDER MAN
On Digital October 19
On Blu-Ray and DVD October 30

 

MTV TO HARNESS THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP WITH ITS FIRST-EVER MIDTERM ELECTION CAMPAIGN “+1 THE VOTE”

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MTV TO HARNESS THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP WITH ITS FIRST-EVER
MIDTERM ELECTION CAMPAIGN “+1 THE VOTE”

All-New Registration Tool Enables Young Voters to Identify and Activate Unregistered Friends

MTV to Supercharge Youth Participation Through
More than 1,000 Election Parties Across All 50 States

MTV will harness the power of friendship and unveil “+1 the Vote,” its first-ever voter campaign to ignite the most powerful voting bloc in the country for the midterm elections.

Based on research which suggests that social influence is a strong motivator in voter turnout, the cornerstone of the campaign is the +1 the Vote Registration Tool, a first-of-its-kind digital experience which will allow young people to register to vote, identify which of their friends aren’t registered to vote, and encourage them to register and join them at the polls on November 6th. Additionally, MTV will encourage its audience to vote together by supercharging youth participation with more than 1,000 parties and events at the polls across all 50 states.

“Our audience relies on their friends in both the smallest and most meaningful moments in their lives,” said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV.  “+1 the Vote is designed to draw on the power of friendship to turn out the youth vote and impact this critical midterm election.”

“+1 the Vote” launched with an all-new promo spot featuring Jared Leto, Lauren Jauregui from Fifth Harmony, Fat Joe and Adam Rippon introducing the campaign, a website, and the +1 the Vote Registration tool. In the months leading up to the elections, “+1 the Vote” will expand to include content across MTV, its digital platforms, social channels; ongoing coverage from MTV News; and partnerships with leading artists and activists. MTV worked with a number of non-partisan organizations to bring “+1 the Vote” to life, including the Ford Foundation, Alliance for Youth Organizing, CIRCLE, part of Tisch College at Tufts University, Democracy Works’s TurboVote and #VoteTogether.

“+1 the Vote” was developed based on MTV/AP-NORC research showing that young people feel a renewed sense of empowerment in their ability to impact politics — 48% of 15-22-year-olds feel they have at least some effect on the government, up from 33% in March – and that friendship is a powerful driver of voter turnout. Additional MTV research found that that 76% of young people think inviting friends to the polling station is an effective way to encourage others to vote, while 70% think posting about voting on social media is also effective.

Visit plus1thevote.com for more information.

About MTV:
MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms.  A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, and the new MTV Studios unit which produces original and reimagined content for SVOD and linear networks based on MTV’s library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.


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MTV APROVECHA EL PODER DE LA AMISTAD EN SU PRIMERA
CAMPAÑA ELECTORAL A MITAD DE MANDATO, “+1 THE VOTE”

Las Nuevas Herramientas para Registrarse Permitirán que los Jóvenes Votantes Identifiquen y Animen a Aquellos Amigos No Registrados

MTV Impulsará la Participación de los Jóvenes a Través de Más de 1000 Fiestas Electorales Repartidas por 50 Estados

MTV aprovechará el poder de la amistad para lanzar “+1 the Vote”, su primera campaña para movilizar al bloque de votantes más poderoso del país de cara a las elecciones de mitad de mandato.

Apoyándose en investigaciones que sugieren que la influencia social es un fuerte motivador en la participación electoral, la pieza angular de la campaña es +1 the Vote Registration Tool, la primera herramienta digital que le permitirá a los jóvenes votantes registrarse para votar, identificar qué amigos aún no se han registrado y animarles a registrarse y acudir a las urnas el 6 de noviembre. Además, MTV animará al público a votar de forma conjunta e impulsará la participación entre los jóvenes a través de más de 1000 fiestas y eventos en los colegios electorales de los 50 estados.

“Nuestros televidentes se apoyan en sus amigos en los momentos menos y más significativos de sus vidas”, aseguró Chris McCarthy, presidente de MTV. “’+1 the Vote’ está diseñado para aprovechar el poder de la amistad en la participación electoral de los jóvenes votantes y generar así un impacto en las elecciones a mitad de mandato, que son críticas”.

El lanzamiento de “+1 the Vote” tuvo lugar durante la entrega de los VMAs 2018 con un spot publicitario protagonizado por Jared Leto, Lauren Jauregui de Fifth Harmony, Fat Joe y Adam Rippon, encargados de dar el pistoletazo de salida a la campaña, dando a conocer la página web y la herramienta +1 the Vote para registrarse. En los meses previos a las elecciones, “+1 the Vote” expandirá su alcance para que dicho contenido esté presente en todo MTV, las plataformas digitales, las redes sociales; en la cobertura continuada de MTV News; y a través de alianzas con destacados artistas y activistas. MTV ha estado trabajando con varias organizaciones no partidistas para que “+1 the Vote” cobre vida, incluyendo la Ford Foundation, Alliance for Youth Organizing, CIRCLE, parte de Tisch College en Tufts University, Democracy Works’s TurboVote y #VoteTogether.

La campaña “+1 the Vote” se desarrolló a partir de investigaciones realizadas por MTV/AP-NORC, cuyos resultados demuestran que los jóvenes experimentan un sentimiento renovado de empoderamiento en su capacidad para generar un impacto político –48% de los encuestados entre 15 y 22 años sienten que tienen al menos algún efecto en el gobierno, comparado con el 33% obtenido en marzo– y que la amistad es un fuerte motivador para mejorar la participación electoral. De las investigaciones de MTV también se desprende que el 76% de los jóvenes cree que invitar a sus amigos a acudir a las urnas es una manera efectiva de fomentar el voto en terceras personas, mientras que el 70% cree que realizar publicaciones sobre las elecciones en las redes sociales también resulta efectivo.

Visita plus1thevote.com para más información.

Sobre MTV:
MTV es la marca mediática líder entre los jóvenes inspirada en la música, con presencia en casi 180 países y en 450 millones de hogares de todo el mundo, y la cual conecta a más de 350 millones de fans a través de las redes sociales. MTV es una división de Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) y sus operaciones abarcan redes de televisión por cable y móvil, eventos en directo y los nuevos estudios MTV que producen contenido original y reimaginado para redes SVOD y lineales basadas en una biblioteca con más de 200 títulos y franquicias para jóvenes.