BAD WOLVES Announce First Ever European Tour

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ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER EUROPEAN TOUR
WITH
THREE DAYS GRACE

WATCH A PREVIEW OF BAD WOLVES LIVE HERE

INCLUDING A DATE AT LONDON’S SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE OCTOBER 7TH

NEW SINGLE ‘HEAR ME NOW’ FT. DIAMANTE IS OUT NOW!
WATCH IT HERE

Due to overwhelming fan demand Bad Wolves – the US rock band who emerged as the #1 breakout act globally this year – have moved forward their touring plans and announced that their first ever UK & European shows will happen this October alongside Three Days Grace.

The tour includes dates all across Europe including Portsmouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow and Manchester in the UK. Tickets are on sale now and available at See Tickets.

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states: “Last year when I stood in for 5fdp on a few of their shows I was reminded how passionate and loyal European fans are. When BW released ‘Zombie’ earlier this year we got the same, great response and couldn’t believe the massive wave of support from all over Europe, especially given that we’re a new band. Not a day has gone by that we don’t get tons of messages from fans demanding for us to come over. Originally, we were planning to do so in 2019 but it became clear that the time is now and we had to find a way. Coincidingly, Three Days Grace invited us to join them in Europe this Fall so we didn’t think twice and here we are. We couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to see all of you out there at the shows.”

Adds Bad Wolves manager Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch: “I don’t think most people expected Bad Wolves to blow up around the world like they have this year, but to me it wasn’t really a shocker. They have that special sauce you can’t manufacture. You have to go and see them to understand the way they connect with people. We took them on the road in the US and they’ve been killin’ it night after night. They are the real deal, Canada and Europe are going to love them.”

Earlier this year the band released their version of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, which soared to success all over the world, and has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia as well as Platinum in Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50, both the UK Rock Chart and Metal Chart, and the Shazam charts while also reigning atop the Canadian and American Rock radio charts for eight and three straight weeks, respectively.

The official music video, a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million views across platforms and in June this year, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children, fulfilling the promise to donate all of their proceeds.

The follow up single ‘Hear Me Now’ feat. Diamante is also quickly climbing up the charts. Bad Wolves are currently touring North America with heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on the biggest US rock tour of summer 2018 and, as a special treat for fans, Diamante is performing “Hear Me Now” live with Bad Wolves every show.

Bad Wolves’ debut album Disobey, released in the Spring via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the following chart positions in the USA: #22-Billboard Top 200, #2-Hard Rock Chart, #4- Rock chart, #8-on the Top Current Albums Chart. In the UK, the album reached #1 on the official Rock and Metal charts, as well as #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts (also in Germany and France). In addition, the album reached #1 in a total of 15 countries across Europe, including Holland, Ireland, Finland, Belgium and many more. The band has amassed over 60 million track streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and, mainstream media such as BBC, The Times, The Sun and The Guardian in the UK, as well as great support from rock and metal media worldwide.

For more information on Bad Wolves visit www.badwolvesnation.com

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH THREE DAYS GRACE
Mon, Oct. 1st – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK
Tue, Oct. 2nd – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Thu, Oct. 4th – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
Fri, Oct. 5th – St. Philips Gate, Bristol, UK
Sun, Oct. 7th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
Mon, Oct. 8th – SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Tue, Oct. 9th – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Thu, Oct. 11 – Poppodium 013, Tilburg, NL
Sat, Oct. 13 – Docks, Hamburg, GER
Sun, Oct. 14 – Palladium,  Cologne, GER
Mon, Oct.15 – Tonhalle, Munich, GER
Wed, Oct. 17 – X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Thu, Oct. 18 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Fri, Oct. 19 – Mala Sport, Prague, Czech Republic
Sun, Oct. 21 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER
Tue, Oct. 23 – A2 Centrum Kocertowe, Wroclaw, Poland
Wed, Oct. 24 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Tickets available at See Tickets.

EMMA BLACKERY Releases New Single ‘Take Me Out’

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‘TAKE ME OUT’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

VILLAINS
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 31st
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

HMV IN-STORE TOUR ANNOUNCED
PERFORMANCE + SIGNING – AUG/SEPT

UK/EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR
LONDON, KOKO – OCTOBER 25th

LILY AHLBERG (ALL DATES) & DUSKY GREY (UK ONLY)
ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT

Rising pop star Emma Blackery has released her brand new single ‘Take Me Out’, taken from her forthcoming debut album Villains out August 31st through RWG Records.

‘Take Me Out’ has featured on six Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists today including the UK. It’s a huge pop banger stacked with attitude and boasting a massive chorus.

Regarding the single Emma says, “I’m really excited for everyone to hear it. It’s a song I really connect with and one of my favourites from Villains. The song deals with feelings of paranoia when you are feeling exposed and isolated by your friends.”

Toby Scott (Little Mix, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays) has produced ‘Take Me Out’, and was also behind Emma’s recent singles ‘Icarus’, ‘Agenda’ and ‘Dirt’, which are all taken from her forthcoming album Villains.

Villains is a record inspired by a period of reflection and one that invites listeners on Emma’s journey from, as she explains, “feeling so paranoid that I risked becoming a person I didn’t like, to letting go of all of that hurt”.

The atmospheric album opener ‘Villains Pt. 1’ sees her declare, “I am a nightmare… designed to destroy” over a beat that drips with menace. Elsewhere, ‘Petty’ (“You used to call me pretty, then you took out the “r””) flirts with tropical house, and her restrained vocal on ballad ‘What I Felt With You’ simmers with longing. By the album’s explosive closer, ‘Villains Pt. 2’, Emma is forced to consider her own part in her downfall, asking, “Am I kidding myself, blaming somebody else, I’m my own biggest villain.” On creating the album Emma says, “Writing the album was so cathartic. Music is my therapy.”

In support of the album’s release the Essex-born singer has announced an HMV in-store tour where she will be signing copies of Villains and performing songs from the album live. HMV will be stocking exclusive yellow edition color vinyl of the new album and the tour will call at seven stores across the country.

Following this Emma will be head out on an extensive headline tour across the UK and Europe, which will finish with a headline show at London’s KOKO on October 25th. Full Emma Blackery tour dates can be found below:

HMV IN-STORE TOUR
31/08 – HMV Southend (5:30pm)
01/09 – HMV London, Oxford Street (5:30pm)
02/09 – HMV Nottingham (2pm)
03/09 – HMV Bristol, Broadmead (5:30pm)
04/09 – HMV Leeds (5:30pm)
05/09 – HMV Liverpool (5:30pm)
06/09 – HMV Belfast (5:30pm)

UK/EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR OCTOBER 2018
4th – Parkteatret, Oslo
6th – Klubben Fryshuset, Stockholm
7th – Beta, Copenhagen
9th – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
10th – Nochstpeicher, Hamburg
12th – Musik & Freiden, Berlin
13th – B72, Vienna
14th – Feierwerk, Munich
16th – Luxor, Cologne
17th – Zoom, Frankfurt
20th – Academy 2, Manchester
21st – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
22nd – Garage, Glasgow
24th – Tramshed, Cardiff
25th – Koko, London

Tickets are available now through My Ticket.

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Meet Your Newest Boy Band!! @InRealLife | #boybandabc #music #InRealLife

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You guys!!! For the past 10 weeks, we’ve had the chance to watch a group of young boys work their butts off as they competed for a spot in the newest boy band, which has now been revealed as IN REAL LIFE.

I started watching the show because I’m fascinated by the inner workings of these types of shows, and also because I grew up in the boy band era and simply can’t forget my roots! There was really no intention to continue watching past the first episode, but I got reeled in alongside my thirteen-year-old niece, Briana. I never would’ve imagined that I would become so invested in another boy band experiment, but this one was different to me.

All of the boys on the show ranged in age from 14-19 (after some 20-somethings had been eliminated) and had such a positivity about them that was infectious. These boys showed love to their families, they showed love and affection towards each other and aside from the MILD drama here and there behind the scenes, it was so refreshing to get caught up in something with some positivity. I can say that, personally, it’s brought a bonding between my niece, my mom & I that I appreciate so much. My niece was able to witness a group of people around her age that were working hard for something they really wanted to accomplish and never faltered in their love and respect for themselves or for others. A message I hope she retains for her own future.

IMG_9910I can’t say that the final band was my top 5 throughout the season though. Initially, our top 5 was JHype, Michael Conor, Chance, Drew and Mikey. When JHype (wrongfully) got eliminated, his spot on our list went to Marcus. However, that’s not to say that I’m upset about the final band either. I think any of the final 8 would have been a great addition. Jaden Gray has one of THE best voices I’ve ever heard and I truly hope he continues pursuing a career in music because it would be tragic if he didn’t. Marcus also has that star quality that I’m sure will drive his already budding solo career forward. We’re mostly sad for Mikey because I really think he fought for his spot in the band. After being in the bottom two (WRONGFULLY) twice, he still managed to win America over in the voting process and made it to the final 8. I was really hoping that they would add a 6th member to the band, but I’m just hoping he doesn’t give up on music because he’s such a personable and lovable kid with talent and the motivation to succeed. He definitely won us over, and we’ll continue to support anything he does after this.

With that being said…the final band is:

Chance Perez, Michael Conor, Drew Ramos, Brady Tutton and Sergio Calderon!!

You can watch their first performance of ‘Eyes Closed’ below. Keep in mind that they didn’t know who was in the band until right before this performance, so as each person was announced throughout the hour episode, they were given specific parts of the song that belonged to them on the final recording. Each person had to learn every part of the song in preparation for the final decision. I give them A TON of credit for knocking out this performance with so little mistakes! I can’t wait to see where this takes them, and here’s to hoping for a tour that reunites the boys with past contestants (:::cough cough::: JHype, Jaden, Mikey and Marcus)!! Here’s to also hoping that Timbaland and Justin Timberlake reach out to JHype too! lol.

Make sure to download the actual recording on whichever platform you use for downloading or streaming music too! Let’s get these boys some exposure!