Tour Review | JONAS BROTHERS: HAPPINESS BEGINS TOUR 2019 | American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL – 8/7/19

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First things first . . . HOLY SHIT the Jonas Brothers still know how to put on an incredible show. The whole thing was high energy from the moment they took the stage!!

I just want to give a little backstory to my attending this show. 10 years ago, I took my niece to her first concert here in South Florida. She was 5 and she was decked out in a Jonas Brothers t-shirt, Jonas Brothers press-on nails and Jonas Brothers sandals. You guessed correctly, her first concert ever (at 5 because I’m the coolest aunt ever) was the Jonas Brothers. When the guys announced that they were getting back together, I knew I was going to have to sell a kidney to get tickets for the niece to see them again, almost exactly 10 years later! & that’s what I did (minus the selling of my kidney on the black market lol).

I also want to state that the marketing team for the Jonas Brothers deserve a raise! Their cryptic posts leading up to the show had fans going nuts trying to figure out the set list and what surprises would be coming next. The intrigue for all things Jonas has been heavy for months now and that is extremely good for the brand. 😉

The show started at about 7:45 with Jordan McGraw, who played a pretty short set. Bebe Rexha came out next and played her hits, which got the crowd pumped up even more for the guys.

While the crew was setting up the main stage, the crowd started SCREAMING and everyone was turned towards the back of the arena. The Jonas fam all walked in and grabbed seats in the VIP Section, but you would’ve thought the guys had walked out! It was really nice to see a packed arena mostly comprised of young girls all cheering for the guy’s wives, daughters, family and friends rather than hating on them for changing their relationship status haha. Kevin’s daughters must’ve thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Anyway, the guys came on at about 9:30pm and it was absolutely insane. They had the perfect mix of old hits sprinkled with new songs off of their Happiness Begins album. There was a mini stage set up in the back of the arena, in the VIP section, so every seat in the arena was a good one. Whether you were in the back sections or the front, you got a chance to see the guys just a little bit closer than you would with just a regular end-stage setup. The music was loud, the vocals were on-point and the whole production was very well thought out and put together. You can tell that a lot of preparation went into this tour and everything was executed perfectly. My only wish is that is was being filmed! Who knows, with all the surprises they’ve had for everyone lately, maybe it was. The show ended at about 11:20pm.

At one point towards the end of the show, the guys brought out Sebastian Yatra, Natti Natasha and surprised everyone by bringing out Daddy Yankee for a special performance of “Runaway”. Between special guests, confetti canons, pyro, fireworks and those silly inflatable dancing creatures, the show was just a party from start to finish. Even outside of the arena was decorated with balloons and made it feel like a party despite the heat and humidity haha. There were also little photo op areas throughout the hallways of the arena.

I also want to point out that I’ve been to A LOT of concerts, and this one might be at the top as far as high-energy is concerned. I mean that sincerely. The crowd was jumping and screaming and singing the words back to the guys the entire time and all I kept thinking about was their documentary, where Kevin asked if anyone would care that they were getting the band back together. After seeing the first show of the Happiness Begins Tour last night here in Miami, I hope that question has been answered for him and erased any doubts they might’ve had.  It’s obvious that the fans are here to stay!

I HIGHLY recommend checking this show out if you get the chance. The tickets are a big pricey, but they’re honestly worth it. A huge congratulations goes out to the guys on the success of their first show back and well wishes for the rest of the tour!

 

Check out the set list for our show below:

We are the Jonas Brothers (video intro)
Rollercoaster
S.O.S.
Cool
Only Human
Strangers
That’s Just the Way We Roll
Fly With Me
Used to Be
Hesitate
Can’t Have You
Jealous
Cake by the Ocean
Comeback
When You Look Me in the Eyes
I Believe
Mandy / Paranoid / Got Me Going Crazy / Play My Music (medley)
Hold On / World War III / Tonight (medley)
Runaway (with Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha)
Lovebug
Year 3000

ENCORE

Burnin’ Up
Sucker

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Emotive Singer ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Beautiful New Song ‘Willing To Learn’

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‘WILLING TO LEARN’
NEW SONG RELEASED
LISTEN HERE

HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

Archie Faulks has released his beautiful new song ‘Willing To Learn’. Intertwined with stunning strings and stark keys among Archie’s alluring vocals, the new track is about being led astray and living in the now.

Regarding the song Archie says, “‘Willing To Learn’ is a song about sleeping with someone you know is trouble and there is something about them being trouble that keeps drawing you back in. They are more experienced than you are, in many ways, and you want to learn from them; namely how to relinquish worry of the future and just occupy the present moment. It’s a song that when I play it live evokes very vivid memories and emotions – I see it as a bit of a coming of age anthem. Thinking that you are getting to grips with what you are and what you like then meeting someone who changes all of that – an ode to the endless possibilities in life.”

‘Willing To Learn’ follows a string of singles released since Archie emerged last year including ‘Wonderful’, ‘Hung Up’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘It Rains’. The singles have proved radio hits with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X and they have also clocked up over 2 million streams across Apple Music and Spotify.

Archie has been making a strong statement on the live scene this year, completing his first ever headline tour, while also going down a storm at festivals including The Great Escape and Live At Leeds. He has also been touring the UK and Europe with the likes of Isaac Gracie, Rue Royal, Luke Sital-Singh and Delilah Montagu.

Archie is hitting the round again this autumn for a short headline tour where he will play shows in Brighton, Leeds and Cardiff. Tickets are on sale now via Music Glue and full dates can be found below:

ARCHIE FAULKS HEADLINE TOUR DATES
29/09 – Brighton, Latest Music Bar
03/10 – Leeds, Northern Guitars
04/10 – Bristol, Rough Trade
05/10 – Cardiff, Club Ilfor Bach

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Out Now!! The Acclaimed New Album From JUDAH & THE LION ‘Pep Talks’

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THE ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM
PEP TALKS
ON CD & VINYL IN THE UK
VIA CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL / CLETUS THE VAN

STREAM IT HERE

UK HEADLINE TOUR KICKED OFF ON JULY 16TH 
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Nashville’s award winning, genre-bending trio Judah & The Lion release their acclaimed new album Pep Talks physically in the UK tomorrow via Caroline / Cletus The Van.

Pep Talks has already received high acclaim in the US from the likes of Flood Magazine, Rolling Stone, DuJour, NPR and more and has already clocked up streams in their millions, globally across Spotify alone.

Pulling together the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll and the punch of pop this album is a brilliantly eclectic, musical journey shaped around vocalist Judah Akers’ experience of life when, during the time the band were sharing stages with heroes, touring the world and hitting new chart highs, behind the scenes his family was falling apart in a hail of alcoholism and affairs, death and divorce.

There’s mandolins and banjos mixed with modern electronics and personal lyrics and it features hit tracks including the Top 10 US Alternative Radio chart hit ‘Over My Head’, the critically-acclaimed single ‘Pictures’, featuring country star Kacey Musgraves as well as fan-favourites ‘Why Did You Run?’, ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’ and ’Alright (Frick It)’.

First rising to prominence with their US Alternative Radio No.1 hit ‘Take It All Back’ from their second album Folk Hop N Roll in 2016, Judah & The Lion have taken the US and beyond  by storm and have appeared on Good Morning America, CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Late Show with James Corden, as well as played various festivals and toured across the globe with the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, and more.

With a non-stop schedule, they are set to return to the UK as part of their headline Pep Talks World tour this summer, where they will be playing in Glasgow, Ireland and London before performing at Latitude Festival.

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
16th July – Glasgow, King Tuts
17th July – Dublin, Ireland
19th July – London, Oslo
20th July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
21st July – Lollapalooza, Paris
24th July – Paradiso (upstairs), Amsterdam
25th July – Knust, Hamburg
26th July – Lido, Berlin
26th September – Kollektivet Hvitan, Falkenberg
27th September – Fåfängan, Stockholm

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PEP TALKS ACCLAIM

“…building, storming, banjos flying… the key ingredient is just – pep! There’s so much energy and velocity to these songs…” – NPR

“Over an arena-sized arrangement of acoustic strums, processed vocal samples and booming electronics, frontman Judah Akers reflects on family crises and feeling like a ‘lost kid looking for a home.’” – Rolling Stone

“Relatable and beautifully performed, the evocative release has no shortage of crossover appeal.” – Idolator

“Who thought adding some synth and a banjo would sound so good?” – Alternative Press

“…their most optimistic and hopeful record to date…” – Substream Magazine

“…a pop-folk foray into yearning, loss and the pain of moving on, distilled perfectly…” – Consequence of Sound

“The ability to narrate the human experience so sincerely is one few artists have mastered, but Judah hits on this state of mind, and in doing so, he breaks his own heart as well as ours.”– Ones to Watch

“…couldn’t be better.” – FLOOD

“Ripe with emotions and vulnerability… the song offers a more textured sound than we’ve heard from Judah & the Lion before… but with the sound of the mandolin in the background, you never lose sight of the band’s beloved roots.” – Du Jour Magazine

LARKINS Release Dreamy New Song ‘Wallflower’

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‘WALLFLOWER’
NEW SONG RELEASED
LISTEN HERE

B-SIDE OF NEW SINGLE
‘SUGAR SWEET’
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

AUTUMN UK HEADLINE TOUR
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2019

Larkins have released the dreamy new song ‘Wallflower’ as the B-side to their latest single ‘Sugar Sweet’ out now via Good Soldier Records.

‘Wallflower’ plays as if George Fitzgerald laid down production touches for Foals, with airy electronics and hazy samples paired with indie guitars and alluring hushed vocals.

Regarding the song frontman Josh Noble says, “I had the beginnings of ‘Wallflower’ sat on my laptop for what seems like forever. It has a Tame Impala meets Bon Iver vibe which I love. After working with Dom on some cool guitar additions, and a friend/musician we know called Sam Manville (FTSE) on the structure, it finally came together. Then as always it was just a case of sitting with the beast Chris Zane and nailing the sounds. I loved our time in the studio making this one.”

‘Wallflower’ is the B-side to Larkins’ latest single ‘Sugar Sweet’, a bright love song featuring exquisite harmonies, soaring synths and a massive inescapable chorus. It was released earlier this month, premiering as Zane Lowe’s ‘World First’ on Beats 1. It’s since gone on to gain great support from the likes of BBC Introducing and The Independent, while also clocking up over half a million streams.

‘Sugar Sweet’ follows the release of Larkins’ debut single ‘TV Dream’ on Good Solider Records earlier this year. The song received an immense response from both fans and media, quickly clocking up over a million streams. ‘TV Dream’ proved a radio hit and featured on the playlists of Radio 1, BBC Introducing and Radio X, while the band again received significant support from Zane Lowe on Beats 1.

The release led the band to sell out a landmark hometown show to 2000 rapturous fans at Manchester’s Albert Hall. Capturing the moment perfectly, Larkins release the live album Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester. It is available to stream now and can be purchased physically from July 5th on CD, cassette and vinyl.

As an undeniable proven live force, Larkins have sold out headline shows across the UK and Europe. They played their first US shows this year at SXSW Festival, while this month they played their largest London show yet to an ecstatic sold out crowd at Dingwalls.

This autumn the band will embark on an extensive 16-date UK headline tour, running throughout October and November. Tickets for all shows are available now via larkinsband.com

This year has seen Larkins make a huge statement as one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from Manchester in recent times. The band are currently recording their debut album with producers Dan Nigro (A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi) and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun, Kid Cudi) – a record which is sure to send Larkins even further into the stratosphere.

LARKINS TOUR DATES

OCTOBER
13th – Liverpool, Zanzibar
14th – Stoke, Sugarmill
16th – Derby, The Venue
17th – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
18th – Bournemouth, The Anvil
21st – Southampton, Joiners
22nd – Bristol, Rough Trade
23rd – Exeter, Cavern
24th – Brighton, The Pipeline
29th – Leeds, Wardrobe
31st – Glasgow, King Tuts

NOVEMBER
1st – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
3rd – Newcastle, Think Tank?
4th – Nottingham, Bodega
6th – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
8th – Leicester, Duffy’s Bar

“Manchester’s next arena act”
Manchester Evening News

Manchester guitar-poppers Larkins make massive tunes with huge choruses made for the indie dancefloor
Dork Magazine

“Trust us – Manchester guitar-pop collective Larkins are fast on their way to becoming your next favourite band.”
Music Crowns

“Straight laced indie pop filled with anthemic choruses and heartfelt lyricisms”
The Line of Best Fit

 

VIANA Releases Music Video For Debut Single “Wine & Roses”

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New dark pop artist Viana has released a music video for her debut single, “Wine & Roses,” out NOW. Most known as lead vocalist of the recently disbanded funky pop rock band Royal Street, Viana transforms into her own on “Wine & Roses”; it’s fierce, unconventional, and pristine. The music video is a sophisticated, yet sensual, visual – a perfect companion for the sleek track. Although simple, the video’s aesthetic and color palette perfectly align with Viana’s vision on “Wine & Roses”; she has a beautifully developed and seasoned sense of self. A self-described ‘dark alternative-pop’ artist, Viana fashions an eerie, yet riveting sound on “Wine & Roses”. About the track, she states:

Wine & Roses is a song about losing yourself in what used to be. We get hung up on our past, and often times we let it put a negative hold on our future. As we live more and more, we learn more and more, and it shapes us into the person we are meant to be. Even the adverse times in our lives make us who we are in the long run. The song ends with saying “Keep the magic close, if it’s all you know. The wine will always flow.” Meaning keep your passions close to your heart and keep moving, and you’ll get where you need to be. All of the lessons you learn along the way will bring you there. The chorus proclaims, “ I’m stuck with visions of you” meaning that what happened in our past becomes a part of us…we don’t ever forget, but we can move onto better times while carrying the lessons we’ve learned.

Viana has been singing ever since she can remember. She was born in the summer of 1993. Raised on church gospel, classic rock and a touch of jazz , Viana’s vocals have morphed through the years into a sound uniquely hers. A decade of fronting pop-punk bands, starring in local musical productions and dabbling in some moderate witchcraft have been integral in the formation of the ethereal melody-machine that is Viana.

Viana’s sound can best be described as dark alternative-pop. Enchanting beats, flawless vocal runs and syrupy sweet lyrics are enough to wake the dead and get even the saddest bones moving. Her influences include other unique and strong female singer-songwriters such as Maggie Rogers, FKA Twigs, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and of course, our lord and savior, Beyoncé. With a style influenced by a combination of being a sucker for a catchy melody, yet still bringing a natural edge brought on by years of fronting rock bands, paired with her giant doe-eyes and freckles, Viana’s presence is one to pay attention to. Her gifts were shared while touring with past bands Sienna and Royal Street, playing to small groups in basements, and to crowds of 2,000+ enthusiastic and captivated show-goers.

Viana’s mission through music is to connect with all people and remember that self expression should be about going with your gut and listening to your own instincts. Growing up in a female fronted band always striving to be the next big thing brings an unnecessary pressure. These days, she creates what she wants and what feels most comfortable for her, and wants to help her listeners do the same. After ten years of collaborative work, Viana’s fierce independence has led to the shedding of her past skin and the incubation of this unapologetically Viana project: new, strange, and no-fucks-given. “Wine & Roses” is available on all digital music platforms NOW.

 

VIANA | Official Channels

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify | Apple Music

International Recording Artist PAULINA RUBIO Returns To The U.S. This Coming September With Her #DeseoTour2019

In Support of Her Latest Studio Album “Deseo,” the Tour Will Open on September 12 in San Jose, CA and Visit 10 Cities Across the Country

The Pre-Sale for #DeseoTour2019 Begins Today at 12pm Local Time, and the General On Sale Starts This Coming Friday, June 21 at 10am Local Time

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In celebration of her birthday today, Latin superstar Paulina Rubio announces she will return to the stage in the United States this coming September with her #DeseoTour2019.

In support of her most recent studio album, DESEO, the 10-city trek across the country kicks off in San Jose, CA on September 12, also hitting New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, among others, before concluding in Washington, DC on September 29.

During the course of this year, Paulina released the deluxe version of DESEO, the most recent album of her successful artistic career, which includes the international hits “Desire (Me Tienes Loquita)” and “Suave y Sutil,” as well as the new single “Ya No Me Engañas.” Additionally, the Golden Girl recently completed a stint as a Coach on “La Voz” Spain, and is a Coach on “La Voz Senior” currently airing in Spain.

Better known as the Queen of Latin Pop, Paulina recently performed to a sold out crowd in Santiago, Chile, will be the first pop artist to perform in Monterrey’s Showcenter Complex in Monterrey, Mexico, this Saturday, June 22.

Following are the dates for #DeseoTour2019

Sep 12 San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic Auditorium
Sep 13 Alpine, CA @ Viejas Casino
Sep 14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Sep 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
Sep 19 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Sep 21 McAllen, TX @ McAllen Performing Arts Center
Sep 22 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Sep 25 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Sep 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Sep 29 Washington, DC @ Warner Theater


About Paulina Rubio

There are few stars in the Latin pop scene that have shined as brightly, and for as long, as Paulina Rubio. The Mexican singer, actress, model and entrepreneur has been putting out hits that have taken the world by storm. After a stint with the group Timbiriche, one of the most long-lasting pop phenomena in Mexico, Paulina embarked on her solo career in 1992 releasing “La Chica Dorada.” The title of her debut album became her professional nickname, The Golden Girl, and opened the doors to the US market.

From then on, her popularity grew both in the US and in Latin America, and rocketed when she signed with Universal Music, cementing her international status in the new millennium. “Paulina” (2000) and particularly “Border Girl” (2002) created an extraordinary crossover effect that rippled throughout the whole of the planet. As a global pop icon, Rubio was the top-selling Latin artist during the early stages of the new century, thanks to songs like “Y Yo Sigo Aquí”, “Yo No Soy Esa Mujer” and “The One You Love.” In 2004, “Pau-Latina” saw Paulina return to Spanish and spawning a set of sold hits, “Te Quise Tanto,” “Algo Tienes” and “Dame Otro Tequila,” which ruled the Latin Billboard charts and consolidated her success.

Paulina continued to climb up the ladder of creativity with the release of “Ananda” in 2006. Fueled by hit singles including “Ni Una Sola Palabra,” the album topped the US Latin Pop Chart and was certified 2x Platinum in Spain. “Ananda” picked up Album of the Year at the Latin Billboard Awards and the Spanish edition of GQ Magazine named Rubio as Woman of the Year in 2007.

Increasingly involved in the songwriting and production of her albums, in 2009 the queen of Latin pop returned with “Gran City Pop,” an album that featured trademark hits “Causa y Efecto” and “Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes” and ruled the airwaves in Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, taking up residence at the top of the US Latin charts in mid-2009.

On “Brava!” (2011), Rubio skillfully combined songs in English and in Spanish, contributing to Rubio’s amazing portfolio of hits with tracks “Me Gustas Tanto” and the spectacular dance beats of “Heat of the Night” and “All Around the World”.

Over the years, Paulina has continued to release hit records, including songs “Mi Nuevo Vicio” in 2015, a collaboration with Colombian artist Morat, an absolute hit in Spain that was certified 2x Platinum and topped the Promusicae chart, and “Si Te Vas” in 2016. The latter rose to the top of the Latin Billboard Charts, adding to Paulina’s impressive collection of hits.

Over the course of 2019, Paulina released the deluxe version of her long-awaited latest studio album “Deseo,” the first to feature new songs since “Brava!” First single “Desire (Me Tienes Loquita),” featuring her old friend Nacho, was an incredibly appealing and totally contemporary song, with a catchy chorus and solid urban vibes, marking the awaited return of the diva of Latin pop. “Suave y Sutil” followed as a second single, leading up to the release of new single “Ya No Me Engañas.”

Dark Pop Artist VIANA Releases Debut Single “Wine & Roses,” Out NOW

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New dark pop artist Viana has released her debut single, “Wine & Roses,” out on all digital music platforms NOW. Most known as lead vocalist of the recently disbanded funky pop rock band Royal Street, Viana transforms into her own on “Wine & Roses”; it’s fierce, unconventional, and pristine. A lead in to an array of new music in 2019, “Wine & Roses” will follow with a music video later this month. Although just her first solo release as Viana, she has a clear-cut identity. A self-described ‘dark alternative-pop’ artist, Viana fashions an eerie, yet riveting sound on “Wine & Roses”. About the track, she states:

Wine & Roses is a song about losing yourself in what used to be. We get hung up on our past, and often times we let it put a negative hold on our future. As we live more and more, we learn more and more, and it shapes us into the person we are meant to be. Even the adverse times in our lives make us who we are in the long run. The song ends with saying “Keep the magic close, if it’s all you know. The wine will always flow.” Meaning keep your passions close to your heart and keep moving, and you’ll get where you need to be. All of the lessons you learn along the way will bring you there. The chorus proclaims, “ I’m stuck with visions of you” meaning that what happened in our past becomes a part of us…we don’t ever forget, but we can move onto better times while carrying the lessons we’ve learned.

Viana has been singing ever since she can remember. She was born in the summer of 1993. Raised on church gospel, classic rock and a touch of jazz , Viana’s vocals have morphed through the years into a sound uniquely hers. A decade of fronting pop-punk bands, starring in local musical productions and dabbling in some moderate witchcraft have been integral in the formation of the ethereal melody-machine that is Viana.

Viana’s sound can best be described as dark alternative-pop. Enchanting beats, flawless vocal runs and syrupy sweet lyrics are enough to wake the dead and get even the saddest bones moving. Her influences include other unique and strong female singer-songwriters such as Maggie Rogers, FKA Twigs, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and of course, our lord and savior, Beyoncé. With a style influenced by a combination of being a sucker for a catchy melody, yet still bringing a natural edge brought on by years of fronting rock bands, paired with her giant doe-eyes and freckles, Viana’s presence is one to pay attention to. Her gifts were shared while touring with past bands Sienna and Royal Street, playing to small groups in basements, and to crowds of 2,000+ enthusiastic and captivated show-goers.

Viana’s mission through music is to connect with all people and remember that self expression should be about going with your gut and listening to your own instincts. Growing up in a female fronted band always striving to be the next big thing brings an unnecessary pressure. These days, she creates what she wants and what feels most comfortable for her, and wants to help her listeners do the same. After ten years of collaborative work, Viana’s fierce independence has led to the shedding of her past skin and the incubation of this unapologetically Viana project: new, strange, and no-fucks-given. “Wine & Roses” is available on all digital music platforms NOW.

 

VIANA | Official Channels

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify | Apple Music

JONAS BROTHERS | New Album HAPPINESS BEGINS Is Here & It’s Amazing!

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Ok, Jonas Brothers!! I see you!

Today marks the release of their new album, Happiness Begins, after 10 years! It’s been an extremely long 10 years for Jonas Brothers fans . . . believe me, as an *NSYNC fan, I know how uneasy it feels when your favorite band splits up. Especially when they’re brothers! Luckily, the guys worked through their issues and got together for one hell of an album!

When it was announced that the guys would be getting the band back together again, fans were hit with an onslaught of all things Jonas – a new single, a new album, a new tour, a documentary, a book, and who knows what’s next! There’s been no shortage of content, that’s for sure.

The documentary, Chasing Happiness, is available on Amazon Prime Video and gives an in-depth look at the guys growing up in the Jonas household, beginning their careers at a young age, navigating their way through life and work and family. Somewhere along the way, the guys seemed to lose the fun aspect of making music and performing, which eventually led to their split. They allow fans to get a glimpse into what happened and how they decided to work through things together as brothers. I highly recommend watching it.

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With the release of the new album, we get to see a whole new Jonas Brothers. You can almost hear the fun in every song. It’s a more adult vibe than the old school albums, for sure. It’s funky, it’s mature, it’s a MOOD.  There’s literally something for everyone on this album, and a huge congrats goes out to the guys for coming back together while still holding onto their own individual styles in the process.

Personally, Jonas Brothers hold a special place in my heart. They were the first concert I ever took my niece to in 2009. She was 5 years old and it was amazing. My friend’s kids had fallen asleep towards the end of the show, so she took them out to the car, but my niece refused to leave until the show was over. It made me so proud! Since then, she’s been my concert buddy and now she’s 15 dragging me to shows I normally wouldn’t go to. They set the bar for live shows for her 10 years ago and now we’ll be seeing them EXACTLY 10 years later at their show here in Miami this August. My only wish is that I could afford VIP tickets for her to meet them lol.

Either way, make sure to grab the album, score tix to their upcoming Happiness Begins Tour (which is a bit pricey, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it), watch the documentary and keep your eyes open for their upcoming book! The guys are on a roll and it doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight. (Side Note: Someone please get them to convince *NSYNC to make a similar comeback! They’re living proof that maturing their sound and putting out music they want to make can work despite being a huge success to younger crowds back in the day!)

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X AMBASSADORS Share ‘Hold You Down’ Video Celebrating Brotherhood

X AMBASSADORS

RELEASE ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’
Ahead of the new album ORION out June 14th

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Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release a new song from their forthcoming album ORION. ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’ was produced by Ricky Reed and is available at all digital retailers.

It follows the release of ‘BOOM’ and ‘HEY CHILD’, all of which will be featured on the band’s new album out June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Fans who pre-order ORION will receive all three songs instantly. Pre-order ORION now at http://smarturl.it/OrionXA.

Also out is an accompanying video for ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’, which was directed by Najeeb Tarazi and features home video footage from lead singer Sam Harris and his brother, keyboardist Casey Harris’, childhood growing up in Ithaca, NY. It gives an inside look at the bond between these two brothers, something that has been a theme throughout their music.

“’Hold You Down’ is a song about devotion”, says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris.  “Saying to that one person / those people in your life, ‘no matter what happens, I will always be there for you’. My brother and I have lived through a lot together over the last 30 years, so I dedicate this one to us”.

X Ambassadors will follow up the release of ORION performing album release shows in five cities across the US where they will showcase new material from the record plus fan favourites. The band recently performed a sold-out headline date at London’s Scala as part of their European tour and will continue this Autumn touring in the US. For a complete list of tour dates visit  www.xambassadors.com.

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ORION TRACKLISTING

1. HEY CHILD
2. CONFIDENCE FEAT K. FLAY
3. QUICKSAND
4. BOOM
5. RULE
6. HISTORY
7. RECOVER
8. WASTELAND
9. SHADOWS
10. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRAY
11. HOLD YOU DOWN

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X Ambassadors’ debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to chart breaking stalwarts. The album was an intimate insight into Sam Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits ‘Unsteady’ and ‘Renegades’, a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances.

Harris’ songwriting became increasingly personal resulting in the shattering, shimmering 2018 singles ‘JOYFUL’ and ‘Don’t Stay’ followed by a North American headline tour and sold out UK shows. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities.

In 2019 X Ambassadors released ‘BOOM’, a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision.

X Ambassadors have also collaborated with a number of top names in music and film including Eminem, Tom Morello, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Suicide Squad, Netflix Original Bright and more recently they co-wrote and produced three songs on Lizzo’s debut album including the title track ‘Cuz I Love You’ and lead singer/songwriter Sam Harris has written and produced eight songs on the For The Throne – Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones soundtrack.

 

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Check It Out: Ozuna’s New Video for THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2!

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This Friday, the world’s biggest animated pet franchise is back with the release of “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and to celebrate, Universal Pictures and Illumination have partnered with international superstar, Ozuna to create a special remix of LunchMoney Lewis’ “It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day” from the movie’s motion picture soundtrack. This song was released this morning via this fun lyric video which features videos of pets (and humans) from around the world doing their favorite Zumba moves.

Just like pets, Ozuna’s music makes people around the world smile! He took the song, “It’s Gonna be a Lovely Day” by LunchMoney Lewis, and brought his own unique  flavors to the remix.

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy, the visionary team behind Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and the Despicable Me and Minionsfranchise, and is written by returning Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch. The film is directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, who also directed Illumination’s Despicable Me series and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Patton Oswald, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet
Director: Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Jonathan Del Val
Writer: Brian Lynch
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

 

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Check Out NYC Rock Band SILVER RELICS – Debut Album Out Now!

untitled1New York City-based rock band SILVER RELICS is Alex Sepassi and Justin Alvis.

Beginning at age 10, Sepassi actively honed a raw talent as a vocalist, performer, and by his late teens, a prolific songwriter. Raised on the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, Sepassi later discovered the Technicolor experiments of the psychedelics and brooding ’80s indie rock. He deftly incorporates the best of these influences while adhering to a classical “songs first” philosophy, writing taut, arresting demos on acoustic guitar and piano before sending a song on its trajectory. “I don’t know if I know what makes these songs, I think it’s different and new every time,” Sepassi explains. “The lyrics just point directly towards where I am in my life at that exact moment.”

Drummer Justin Alvis began his career as a member of various Drum and Bugle Corps that toured extensively across North America and Europe. His experience as a rudimental snare drummer molded him into a rhythmic databank. It’s not surprise that his skill set is the foundation of SILVER RELICS. His power and precision are easily recognizable each time he’s behind a kit.

“Justin is incredibly talented, with a work ethic and consistency that makes him one of a kind.”

Sepassi was introduced to New York producer Howie Beno at his 2016 South by Southwest showcase in Austin, TX. The two connected instantly, discussing a mutual admiration in each others’ past work and forging plans to record in the immediate future, SILVER RELICS and Beno began recording Sepassi’s material shortly thereafter.

“Howie’s the director, mentor, facilitator, the boss and our dear friend. He’s just as much a member of this group as we are and we know just how fortunate we are to say it.”

After deciding to relocate to New York in the Spring of 2017, Sepassi and Alvis were determined to record a collection of songs prior to their departure.

“What makes these songs different for me is how we were able to capture a snapshot of all the things that surround a life changing move in a very short period of time . . . the excitement, the uncertainty, the risk, the anticipation, the massive fucking anxiety just to name a handful,” Sepassi says. “I think these are experiences that a lot of people go through often and you certainly don’t have to move across the country to identify with this concept. It’s very human.”

SILVER RELICS continue to resonate with their listeners and to extend their reach since they began performing on New York stages in late 2017. Their live performance and style has often been compared to their artistic influences: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran Duran, Joy Division, The Verve, Nirvana, The Stone Roses, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

The band released their debut album, Generic, on May 17, 2019. You can take a listen by visiting Spotify HERE.

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Pop Rock Band HAAS Announces Upcoming Debut EP “Love & Loss,” Out 5/17

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Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have announced the upcoming release of their debut EP, “Love & Loss,” out on all digital music platforms 5/17/19. Having released two introduction singles earlier this year, “Behind Those Eyes” and “Mama Always Told Me,” HAAS has been spending time crafting and perfecting their energetic pop/rock fusion. Approaching the genre with confidence, lead vocalist Sam Haas injects the music with heart ache, power, and an authenticity that can’t be mimicked. Although new, HAAS knows their sound (think of a Kelly Clarkson/The Veronicas/Ashlee Simpson modern combo), and takes it on with emotion. The 5-track EP will also be promoted with an EP release show at Jammin’ Java (Vienna, VA) on June 10th.

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas, who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” Their new single “Mama Always Told Me” is available on all digital platforms NOW. “Love & Loss” will be released on 5/17/19.

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HANNAH GRACE Shares New Track ‘Sleepwalking’

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SHARES NEW TRACK
‘SLEEPWALKING’
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THE BED YOU MADE
NEW EP OUT NOW
WATCH THE LIVE PIANO VIDEO OF ‘THE BED YOU MADE’ HERE

Hannah Grace has shared ‘Sleepwalking’, the latest and final track to be taken from her new EP, The Bed You Made, out now via Never Fade Records.

The track opens with Hannah’s vocals delicately draped over an emotive and elegiac piano, both taking turns to glide over one another in sonic bliss. The soft and passionate verses steadily build towards an eruption of emotion, a beautiful and breath-taking crescendo.

Hannah reveals, “I wrote ‘Sleepwalking’ after I had just moved to London to do music full time.  I felt completely overwhelmed and swallowed up by London and felt like the reality of it was very different to the dream world in my head.  I wrote it with my good friend Jessica Sharman and I guess the song is about wanting a dream to wake you up and become part of your reality. This song completes my EP ‘The Bed You Made’ and I am so proud of it and happy to have it out in the world.”

Throughout The Bed You Made, Hannah’s incredible vocal abilities take centre stage amid minimalist musicality, with stripped back and raw production echoing its lyrical content. The result is a moving and timeless collection of tracks – The Bed You Made, ‘Different Kind Of Love’ and ‘Almost’ – that ranges between the uplifting and gloriously cathartic.

Hannah combines stunning vocal abilities – capable of weaving seamlessly between the passionate soulfulness of jazz, the heartbreak and pain of blues and the sweet melodicism of pop – with a flair for emotive songwriting.

The EP was co-written with her friends and collaborators Martin Luke Brown, Gabrielle Aplin and Jessica Sharman, and its release follows her recent appearance on Sara Cox’s ITV show, which saw her stun viewers with performances of her single ‘With You’ and a stirring piano version of ‘Praise You’.

With support from both radio and TV building, 2019 looks set to be the year that catapults Hannah into mainstream awareness.

THE BED YOU MADE EP TRACKLIST
1. The Bed You Made
2. Different Kind Of Love
3. Sleepwalking
4. Almost

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Critically Acclaimed Singer DAN OWEN Releases New Single ‘Run Me Down’

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‘RUN ME DOWN’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED
WATCH THE BRILLIANT VIDEO HERE

Dan Owen has released his brand new single ‘Run Me Down’. The new song finds Dan making a bold return and is the first taste of new music since the release of his highly acclaimed debut album Stay Awake With Me last year.

Building on the sound from his debut album he brings a new roots-rock direction to his unmistakable jaw dropping vocal abilities.

The song reflects Dan’s development and journey, from the early days of playing pubs in his Shrewsbury hometown to becoming an international touring artist.

Having played across the world with the likes of Jake Bugg, Kaleo, Birdy, Alice Merton and Imelda May and completing numerous sold out headline tours across the UK, Europe and US, he has gained new perspectives, independence and direction along the way.

The ‘Run Me Down’ video finds Dan putting a dash of Hollywood into his Shrewsbury roots and captures an intense captivating road trip through the English countryside.

As one of the UK’s most exciting, highly praised and distinctive voices, Dan’s music has now clocked up over 30 million streams on Spotify alone. He has received great support from both Radio 1 and Radio 2 and massive critical acclaim.

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“The owner of a sonorous blues voice, he is a sensitive songwriter who has turned real-life experiences— of drug use and an accident that ended his dream of a carpentry career — into anthemic folk-rock.”
Sunday Times Culture

“A strong soulful voice and a set of songs that will easily attract the phone-torch wavers at festivals… he’s going to make a name for himself.”
Daily Express

“One of the UK’s most promising new voices”
Metro

“Dan Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist and an electrifying live act as well”
The Independent

“Dan Owen has the voice from a soul who has lived a million years and experienced every element of life in its fullest”
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“Dan straddles swooning soul and throaty blues”
Blues & Soul

“Singer-songwriter with a soaring high altitude voice”
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KIM CHURCHILL Shares New Single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’

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NEW SINGLE
‘WHEN EVERYTHING COMES UNDONE’

TAKEN FROM THE I AM EP
OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR THIS MONTH
INCLUDING LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ

Australian singer Kim Churchill has shared his new single, ‘When Everything Comes Undone’, taken from his I AM EP, recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields).

Written and recorded in Berlin, I AM is seven songs of uplifting, alluring and melancholic indie-pop. Kim describes the creative process and motivation behind the record, “‘I AM’ was an exciting and explosive time of creativity for me. It marked the exciting beginning of my new 4 part E.P. collection. Berlin swept me away in all its beautiful counter points-from the gritty streets covered in colourful graffiti to the deep forests and quiet, summer fields. Working with Vince in his studio was full of magic and the different styles of music we’re both into collided in a beautiful way. I couldn’t be more proud!”

I AM opens with the anthemic new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’ and the critically praised, warm and bounding ‘After The Sun’. Sombre and heartfelt ballad ‘Look Too’ tapers down the mood momentarily, ensnaring the heartstrings with its warm and textured brooding sonics, before the slow building and eclectic ‘The Sunroom’; a dreamy and full sounding production that meticulously melds electronic and organic instrumentation, while Kim’s endearing vocals soar effortlessly above.

Fourth track ‘Fallen Rainbows’ is another upbeat number driven by its deft guitar work, samples and infectious chorus. ‘As I Need It’ picks up the dynamic again with stomping percussion. The EP closes out with the blues infused ‘All I Remember’; a track where Kim and Vince both really seem to bounce off each other’s natural influences in a playful and organic way.

A traveler as much as an artist, Kim has lived on the road for years, but it was no longer enough just to pass through; for Kim it was time to show that world in his songs. This is Kim showing the value of a new way of thinking, writing and living.

I AM is the first installment of a four-part EP series where each record taps into the people and environments of some of Kim’s favourite parts of the world. While Berlin is a city known for its buildings, culture and nightlife, it was the areas where the ‘built’ and ‘natural’ sides of Berlin collide and connect that drove the record.

The exciting and unique new project will also see Kim release an additional three EP’s over time, that were written and recorded in Canada, Australia and the UK respectively, in collaboration with local artists and producers. The juxtaposition of styles between Kim’s acoustic and organic sounds with Vince’s electronic, beats influences has created something truly unique and special.

In the coming weeks Kim will set off to tour I AM in South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom where he will play London’s Jazz Café on May 28th, before finishing in his homeland of Australia.

The UK and European dates can be found below, and tickets are available here.

UK TOUR DATES MAY 2019
13th – Munchen, Unter Deck
14th – Dresden, Groovestation
15th – Berlin, Badehaus
17th – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
18th – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
20th – Koln, Blue Shell
21st – Paris, Les Etoiles
28th – London, Jazz Café

GABRIELLE APLIN Releases Beautiful Video For New Single ‘Nothing Really Matters’

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‘NOTHING REALLY MATTERS’
VIDEO RELEASED
WATCH HERE

PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS
GLASTONBURY, BOARDMASTERS, ONBLACKHEATH

Gabrielle Aplin has released the beautiful video for her new single ‘Nothing Really Matters’.

The enchanting video is an artistic representation of the varying degrees of mental state that come with self-acceptance.

Regarding the video Gabrielle says, “It was really great to work with director Joe Connor again. I wanted to make something that represented the different mind-sets and feelings involved with letting go, or opening up and taking a risk. Reflecting the anxiety, excitement, confidence, restlessness and hesitance. Joe drew inspiration from the single artwork as a starting point to create a video that felt like a series of still lifes and photographic portraiture brought to life with the dancers, dressed in padlocks and keys to symbolize unlocking and opening up.”

‘Nothing Really Matters’ features gleaming glacial production from Lostboy (Mabel, Anne-Marie, Liam Payne) and finds Gabrielle celebrating positivity and self-love.

Explaining the single Gabrielle says, “‘Nothing Really Matters’ is about the battle between the excitement of wanting to open up, and the fear of opening up. I was having one of those days where I questioned the validity and importance of everything around me, and how much time, energy and thought I gave to things that really, didn’t matter. It’s about focusing on what’s really important to you.

“I wanted to push myself vocally, challenge the way I think about structure in a song, experiment with how I say what I need to say lyrically, whilst still focusing on what it is that makes me the artist I am. This song has really pushed me and surprised me and I’m so excited to release it into the world!”

‘Nothing Really Matters’ follows the release of ‘My Mistake’ late last year, which saw Gabrielle strip back on production and bare her soul on the searingly honest and beautiful piano ballad.

The songs are taken from her forthcoming third album, due for release later this year through AWAL. The major global deal is a new partnership between AWAL and Gabrielle’s own successful label Never Fade Records.

The wonderful diversity of Gabrielle Aplin as both a pop star and songwriter are displayed in the new songs. Whether she is singing a stripped back piano ballad or a huge pop song, her lyrical content and emotive vocal delivery remain at the forefront of her music.

The singles mark an exciting new chapter for Gabrielle Aplin as she is set to release her brand new album, which features some of her most personal lyrical moments alongside a breadth of music and influences not yet heard from her before.

Fans will be able to get the first taste of her new music live at summer festivals this year. Gabrielle Aplin has been announced to perform at Glastonbury Festival on the Acoustic Stage as well as Boardmasters Festival and OnBlackheath. She has more live dates to be announced soon.

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FURTHER INFORMATION ON GABRIELLE APLIN
From originally establishing herself as a teenage internet sensation, posting covers to YouTube, Gabrielle Aplin has ridden a whirlwind career of success. She topped the UK charts with her incredible cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ in 2012, and saw her 2013 debut album English Rain certified gold. That album featured the Top 10 hits ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Panic Cord’.

With extensive international touring, Aplin racked up a further three No.1s worldwide and released her second album Light Up The Dark in 2015 to huge acclaim worldwide. In 2016 she released the Miss You EP, which has clocked up over 60 million streams across Spotify and Apple Music.

In 2017, following a sold out tour in the US and six sold out shows in Japan, Gabrielle released the Avalon EP, which again racked up millions of streams and spawned the jubilant single ‘Waking Up Slow’. The single was featured as Radio 1’s ‘Record Of The Week’ and voted one of the best pop songs of 2017. She also headlined the BBC Music Stage at Latitude Festival in the summer.

JONAS BROTHERS | Add Additional Shows In Response to High Demand Tickets to Upcoming Happiness Begins Tour

Happiness Begins Tour

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, JONAS BROTHERS ADD SECOND SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, NEW YORK CITY AND TORONTO TO THEIR FIRST NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NEARLY A DECADE 

HAPPINESS BEGINS TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEBE REXHA AND JORDAN MCGRAW KICKS OFF AUGUST 7

American Airlines Mastercard Presale For New Dates Start May 7 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Tickets For All Dates On Sale To General Public Starting This May 10 

Following the incredible response to their highly anticipated tour announcement last week, the Jonas Brothers have announced second shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Toronto due to overwhelming fan demand. 

The GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio will now also perform August 24 in Toronto, August 30 for a second show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, September 20 in Chicago and at the Hollywood Bowl on October 21 in Los Angeles.

Please see full itinerary below. 

Produced by Live Nation, the 40-city “Happiness Begins Tour Presented by American Airlines and Mastercard” kicks off August 7 in Miami, Florida and will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas and more before wrapping October 20 in Los Angeles, California at the famous Hollywood Bowl.

This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.

American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders will be among the first to have access to tickets to the newly added dates through an exclusive pre-sale beginning May 7 at 3 p.m. local time.

Cardholders will also have the chance to purchase the ultimate Jonas Brothers experience-from the best seats in the house, to early access and exclusive premiums.

Cardholders may also get the unexpected, because when you use your Mastercard, you never know when you might get a Priceless Surprise. 

Tickets for all dates go on sale to the general public beginning May 10 at LiveNation.com.

The Jonas Brothers have also partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure tickets for the newly added dates get in to the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots.

Fans can register now HERE for the Verified Fan presale.

Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from May 8 at 10 a.m. local time through May 9 at 10 p.m. local time.

Additionally, TIDAL subscribers will also have access to an exclusive presale beginning May 9 at 10 a.m. local time through 10 p.m. local time.

TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com/JonasBrothers or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps. 

Jonas Brothers VIP packages are available & sold exclusively through LaneOne.

A limited number of HOST VIP Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats in first 5 rows, GA First On Floor, B-Stage VIP Bar area, transportation, preferred entrance and more. Check LaneOne for details.

Pre-order Happiness Begins (Republic Records) HERE. For exclusive items from the newly launched official merchandise store visit HERE.

Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates:

*New dates bolded below

Wednesday, August 7, 2019              Miami, FL                    AmericanAirlines Arena
Friday, August 9, 2019                       Orlando, FL                 Amway Center
Saturday, August 10, 2019                 Tampa, FL                  Amalie Arena
Monday, August 12, 2019                  Atlanta, GA                 State Farm Arena*
Wednesday, August 14, 2019            Raleigh, NC                PNC Arena
Thursday, August 15, 2019                Washington, DC         Capital One Arena
Saturday, August 17, 2019                 Boston, MA                 TD Garden
Sunday, August 18, 2019                   Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, August 21, 2019            Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, August 23, 2019                     Toronto, ON                Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, August 24, 2019               Toronto, ON               Scotiabank Arena
Tuesday, August 27, 2019                 Buffalo, NY                  KeyBank Center
Thursday, August 29, 2019                New York, NY             Madison Square Garden
Friday, August 30, 2019                  New York, NY            Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 31, 2019                 Hershey, PA                Hersheypark Stadium
Tuesday, September 3, 2019             Pittsburgh, PA             PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, September 5, 2019            Columbus, OH            Schottenstein Center
Saturday, September 7, 2019            Detroit, MI                   Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, September 8, 2019               Grand Rapids, MI       Van Andel Arena
Tuesday, September 10, 2019           Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena
Friday, September 13, 2019               Indianapolis, IN           Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Saturday, September 14, 2019          St. Louis, MO              Enterprise Center
Monday, September 16, 2019            St. Paul, MN                Xcel Energy Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2019           Milwaukee, WI            Fiserv Forum
Thursday, September 19, 2019          Chicago, IL                  United Center
Friday, September 20, 2019             Chicago, IL                United Center
Sunday, September 22, 2019             Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      Dallas, TX                 American Airlines Center*
Thursday, September 26, 2019          Houston, TX                Toyota Center*
Friday, September 27, 2019               San Antonio, TX         AT&T Center*
Sunday, September 29, 2019             Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center
Tuesday, October 1, 2019                  Denver, CO                 Pepsi Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019                Salt Lake City, UT       Vivint Smart Home Arena
Saturday, October 5, 2019               Phoenix, AZ                Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, October 6, 2019                   Anaheim, CA               Honda Center
Tuesday, October 8, 2019                  San Francisco, CA      Chase Center
Friday, October 11, 2019                    Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena
Saturday, October 12, 2019               Tacoma, WA               Tacoma Dome
Sunday, October 13, 2019                 Portland, OR               Moda Center
Tuesday, October 15, 2019                Sacramento, CA         Golden 1 Center
Thursday, October 17, 2019               San Diego, CA            Pechanga Arena
Friday, October 18, 2019                    Las Vegas, NV        MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, October 20, 2019                 Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Bowl
Monday, October 21, 2019               Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Bowl

*Bebe Rexha not performing

JONAS BROTHERS “SUCKER”

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A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

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Pop Rock Band HAAS Releases New Single “Mama Always Told Me”

img_8562Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released their new single, “Mama Always Told Me,” out on all digital music platforms NOW. Just the band’s second single (their debut “Behind Those Eyes” was released in February), HAAS has a clear identity. Approaching the pop/rock genre with confidence, lead vocalist Sam Haas injects the music with heart ache, power, and an authenticity that can’t be mimicked. Although new, HAAS knows their sound (think of a Kelly Clarkson/The Veronicas/Ashlee Simpson modern combo), and takes it on with emotion. “Mama Always Told Me” continues to paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out next month. About the single, lead vocalist Sam Haas states:

“Mama Always Told Me” is the second single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about my feelings towards important people in my life at that time and how hurt I was by their actions. This song describes what went down and how confused I was by it all.  These relationships were an immense learning experience and taught me that people aren’t always what/who you think they are. The final line “mama always told me you were never worth it” shows that number one, mom always knows best and secondly that you eventually learn and grow from situations that broke you.

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” HAAS plans to release their debut five-song EP in the Spring. Their new single “Mama Always Told Me” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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LARKINS Announce Album ‘Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester’

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ANNOUNCE LIVE ALBUM

LARKINS: LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER

DIGITAL RELEASE APRIL 19th
PHYSICAL RELEASE JULY 5th

VIA GOOD SOLDIER RECORDS

‘TV DREAM’
LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

HEADLINE SHOW ANNOUNCED
DINGWALLS, LONDON – JUNE 19th
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW HERE

Larkins have announced the release of the live album Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester, due for digital release on April 19th and physically on CD, cassette and vinyl from July 5th via Good Soldier Records. The album is available for fans to pre-order here.

The album was recorded at their landmark hometown show to 2000 rapturous fans last month. To mark the announcement the band have released a live video of their latest single, ‘TV Dream’, captured at the Albert Hall.

Regarding the live album frontman Josh Noble says, “We are very proud to present a recording from our live show at the Albert Hall in Manchester. It felt like everything we had done so far as a band had kind of led to this moment. We’ve played almost every venue in town over the past few years and we’d always joked about playing Albert Hall, half-expecting it to never happen.

“Our first show was in a pub to just 30 people just around the corner from the Albert Hall so to get to this point and to have so many people who want to see our music live is surreal. This tour has showed us what it means to be a part of this band and to finish at home was perfect. To every single person that came, we can’t even express how much we loved the show. What you hear is what we played on the night and hopefully this gives you an idea of what’s to come.”

Larkins are on a meteoric rise as one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from Manchester in recent times. They sell out headline shows across the UK and Europe, and played their first US shows this year at SXSW Festival.

On the back of an incredible sold out show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen last week, Larkins have announced their next London headline show and will play Dingwalls on June 19th. Tickets are on-sale now here.

The band have also been announced for a number of summer festivals this year including Live At Leeds, Neighbourhood, Y Not Festival and La French Escapade in Paris.

Larkins released their Good Soldier Records debut single ‘TV Dream’ last month to an ecstatic reaction from fans and media alike, clocking up over a million plays. They have received strong radio support from Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Beats 1.

The band are currently recording their debut album with producers Dan Nigro (A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi) and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun, Kid Cudi) – a record which is sure to send Larkins even further into the stratosphere.

LARKINS: LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER TRACK LISTING

  1. Are We Having Any Fun Yet?
  2. Sugar Sweet
  3. Pink & Blue
  4. Hit & Run
  5. The Place
  6. The Tale Of Cassandra
  7. Riverbed
  8. Wasted Years
  9. TV Dream
  10. Pieces
  11. Something Beautiful

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BRIAN MAY Teams Up With FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, BRANTLEY GILBERT & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD For ‘Blue On Black’

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

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JOIN FORCES WITH

BRIAN MAY OF QUEEN
BRANTLEY GILBERT & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD

TO RELEASE
‘BLUE ON BLACK’
WATCH HERE

ARTISTS TO DONATE ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SONG TO
THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION
IN SUPPORT OF FIRST RESPONDERS

The multi-platinum rock group Five Finger Death Punch has teamed up with the legendary Brian May of Queen and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantey Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to record a special version of the song ‘Blue On Black’ mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed).

Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally co-written by Shepherd. Taking Country Rock to the next level, ‘Blue On Black’ is out today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America).

The artists are donating all proceeds from the collaboration to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory states, “To raise awareness for and support first responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.“

“’Blue on Black’ is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them,” says Brantley Gilbert. “It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform.  When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance… Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”

Blues rock legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds: “When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of ‘Blue On Black’, I was thrilled to do it.  When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do.”

Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Label Group, Tenth Street Entertainment and Five Finger Death Punch’s manager for close to a decade adds, “From Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ and The Rolling Stones ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ to The Eagles and Willie Nelson, country and rock have shared an audience, and created some of the biggest and most successful records of all time. It’s time to bring it all back again for First Responders. Let’s tear down the walls!”

“We are proud of our nearly 12-year legacy with Five Finger Death Punch,” adds John Bowen, General Manager of Prospect Park, the band’s North American label. “We are excited to release a single that will open new eyes and ears to what we believe is an incredible song, interpreted with phenomenal skill by all of the artists involved.  We are also proud of the conscientious nature of this release, in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Rock is dead? We don’t think so.”  

Big Machine Label Group – home of country superstar Brantley Gilbert and the biggest label in country music – is also fully supportive of the country-rock single. Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta offers, “Maybe you didn’t see this coming… or maybe you did… Two American super-powers come together to create a megaton track that will have both the Brantley Gilbert Nation & 5FDP Fans screaming for more. Unleash the beast.”

Brian May of Queen loved the song ‘Blue On Black’ and set up a special recording session and video shoot to be featured on it all in between his work as a producer and executive music producer with Roger Taylor of the Queen biography film Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian and Roger are responsible for one of the highest grossing films of all time ($900,000,000+) across the world and the winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. Brian May will perform with Queen + Adam Lambert throughout 2019 and 2020.

Additionally, Five Finger Death Punch’s original cover version of ‘Blue On Black’ has already generated over 50 million on-demand streams in the US, and is one of the most-consumed songs on the band’s current album (averaging over 1 million US streams per week). The song features distorted guitars, pummeling percussion and a swaggering chant that marks a surprising outlier on Five Finger Death Punch’s current and seventh studio album, And Justice For None. In the US alone, Five Finger Death Punch have sold 4.5 million albums, 10 million digital songs and over 3 billion streams total.

‘Blue On Black’
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – lead vocals, guitars, bass, drums (original cover version taken from the album And Justice For None)
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – original songwriter, guest vocals and guitar
BRANTLEY GILBERT – guest vocal
BRIAN MAY – guest guitar

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH:
FIVEFINGERDEATHPUNCH.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

BRANTLEY GILBERT:
BRANTLEYGILBERT.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD:
KENNYWAYNESHEPHERD.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

BRIAN MAY of QUEEN:
BRIANMAY.COM  | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE
QUEENONLINE.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

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