DON BROCO Release Video For ‘The Blues’

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THE BLUES
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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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2017 MTV Video Music Awards Review | #VMAs #MTV

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I have to admit that, in recent years, I’ve skipped the VMAs because they just haven’t been what they used to be. This year, however, I stuck around and watched it with my niece, and while some moments were fantastic, others fell short. Here’s my take:

Katy Perry hosted the show this year and I felt like she fell a little flat. She has a great personality in that she can make fun of herself and she has a really quirky sense of humor that is rather infectious, but I feel like she might have done better with a co-host. The jokes fell flat sometimes and it felt a bit forced.

I was happy with the performances for the most part. MTV allowed some people (:::cough cough::: Fifth Harmony) to take forever giving their acceptance speeches, so they made up in time by cutting the length of some performances, which I thought was odd. In all honesty, I could’ve done without Lorde’s interpretive dancing to her new single (with no live singing whatsoever) in exchange for seeing some more awards being announced or full performances. Especially the Linkin Park tribute that Jared Leto so eloquently introduced. It’s been reported that Lorde was suffering from the flu, so if that was the reason for not actually singing, then I give her credit for still showing up. If I had the flu, my ass would’ve been in bed, under the covers with a box of tissues binge-watching something on Netflix, not jumping around on stage.

We also got an exclusive premiere of Taylor Swift’s new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” Now, I’m all for the exclusive premieres because they’ve done that for years, but 1) Taylor Swift wasn’t even in attendance and 2) It felt like the video was like 10 minutes long. Again, I would’ve rather seen some more live performances or awards being announced.

Either way, there was a huge theme going on throughout the show where celebrities used their platform to address important issues going on in the world right now and I applaud them for speaking up without hesitation. Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, used her time as a presenter to say,  “I hope we leave here tonight remembering that we must show these Nazi, white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over the country that as a nation with liberty as our slogan we have zero tolerance for their violence, hatred, and their discrimination,” adding: “We must resist.”

P!nk accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and used her time to speak up about self-image and how her six-year-old daughter felt she was ugly because she felt she looked like a boy.  P!nk addressed her daughter and all others struggling with self-acceptance by saying, “We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty. …And you, my darling girl, are beautiful. I love you.”

One of my favorite moments was when Logic, Khalid and Alessia Cara performed “1-800-273-8255” and sent an extremely powerful message about mental health to everyone listening. The artists performed the song, whose title is the phone number to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, surrounded by a large group of suicide attempt survivors. You can watch the performance below and listen to the speech at the end for yourself (and you definitely should) OR you can read the speech here:

“I just wanna take a moment right now to thank you all so much for giving me a platform to talk about something that mainstream media doesn’t wanna talk about: mental health, anxiety, suicide, depression and so much more that I talk about on this album, from racism, discrimination, sexism, domestic violence, sexual assault and so much more. I don’t give a damn if you’re black, white or any color in between. I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight. I am here to fight for your equality because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight. We must fight for the equality of every man, woman and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed and sexual orientation. So I say here and now, if you believe in this message and my message of peace, love and positivity and equality for all, then I demand that you rise to your feet and applaud, not only for yourselves, but for the foundation we are laying for our children.”

You can listen to what Brancey and I thought of the show by clicking play below:

Here are a few of my favorite performances of the night:

 

 

 

Did you watch the show? Let me know what your thoughts were and whose performances stood out to you the most!

New Music Friday! | #music #newreleases #tour

 

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Good morning, music lovers!!

Ok . . . so I had to take a minute to compose myself after the influx of music releases and announcements over the past two weeks! How did you all hold up? lol . . .

So let’s talk tours first! Fans received announcements from some of their favorite artists regarding upcoming tours and, personally, I couldn’t be more excited! I’m hoping to make some contacts so I can keep up with all of them and get some show reviews posted for you all! Fingers crossed on that. Some of the artists who posted tour announcements include Fall Out Boy (dates posted below), Halsey (dates posted below), Janet Jackson, Harry Styles (dates posted below), Linkin Park, Sabrina Carpenter, Kendrick Lamar, an extension of the current Kings of Leon tour, the list goes on and on! Not to mention the fact that some of our favorite artists are currently working on new music, which means (hopefully) even more announcements are sure to be on their way!

 

Also announced in the past two weeks are singles, singles, and more singles! Fall Out Boy released “Young and Menace,” Imagine Dragons released “Thunder,” OneRepublic released “No Vacancy,” Harry Styles released “Sweet Creature,” Halsey released “Eyes Closed,” Paramore released “Told You So,” Niall Horan released “Slow Hands,” X Ambassadors released “Torches,” etc., etc., etc.

In light of all of these announcements, we also got a few music videos to watch! Anyone else miss when MTV and VH1 used to play music videos? Do they even do it at all anymore? Let me know! Here are a few of the new ones:

 

 

 

Which artists are you more excited about? Are there any tours you’re planning on attending? Are there any new artists I should be listening to? Sound off in the comments or tweet me @thisiskristin_! I also would LOVE to know who’s planning on attending ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway this summer to see Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco playing Charlie? I know I am!  🙂