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

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ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Beautiful New Single ‘Wonderful’

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‘WONDERFUL’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

UK HEADLINE TOUR STARTS TOMORROW (APRIL 13th)

Archie Faulks has released his brand new single ‘Wonderful’ ahead of starting his debut UK headline tour starting April 13th. Kicking off at The Jacaranda in Liverpool, Archie will play a further six dates across the country, finishing with a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Tickets are available via Music Glue.

The new single ‘Wonderful’ is a beautifully melancholic love song, displaying Archie’s alluring vocals and guitar alongside a stunning string section.

Regarding the song Archie says, “‘Wonderful’ is a song inspired by the melancholy associated with the inevitable passing of time and the effect of it on the relationship of two people. A once glorious thing that, due to different paths chosen in life, could never come to fruition but is maintained through the thought of what could have been. 

“It stemmed from the realization that although there was still something strong there between us, it would never grow into anything more than it had been in the fleeting months at the start of the relationship. When lonely or in pain we can seek refuge in the glory days of our pasts and perhaps dream of a time when we can recapture these moments; however in reality we know that things, no matter how hard we want them, will never be what they once were. Before you realize what you have it is gone only remaining in the memory of feelings, places and song.”

‘Wonderful’ is the latest in a string of singles released since Archie emerged last year. It follows the release of the acclaimed songs ‘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.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie kicks off his debut UK headline tour tomorrow and has also been announced to play a number of festivals in May including The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Wood Festival. Full tour dates can be found below:

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES

APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
4th –  Live At Leeds, Leeds
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
17th – Wood Festival, Oxfordshire

THE KING’S PARADE Release ‘Mad’ Video Filmed At RAK Studios

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‘MAD’
VIDEO RELEASED
FILMED AT RAK STUDIOS
WATCH HERE

UK & EU TOUR STARTS IN APRIL

Acclaimed London four-piece The King’s Parade have released the video for their new single ‘Mad’. The video is filmed at the iconic RAK Studios where the band recorded and produced the song alongside Rob Brinkmann (Pixies, Royal Blood, Barns Courtney).

Regarding recording the song at RAK frontman Olly Corpe says, “We recorded ‘Mad’ at RAK right after a 22 hour drive coming from a gig in Madrid. Weirdly, I think the extreme tiredness worked in our favour – we were too tired to care or think and in this case I feel like that added a spontaneity to our performance.”

‘Mad’ finds The King’s Parade delivering a deep song addressing human consciousness. The song flits between smooth and gritty vocals, driven by a captivating percussive sound that builds towards a huge anthemic chorus. It sees The King’s Parade blend alt-soul and blues influences with a pop sensibility that plays like a melding of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.

Regarding the single Olly says, “‘Mad’ is about the energy felt between two people we tend to call chemistry. It can happen the second you see or meet someone, or it can happen over time, but it’s just a feeling you have within yourself. It can’t be quantified or justified; it’s just a state of being. Sometimes it feels so mysterious that you start to question whether it exists at all. ‘Mad’ is about that moment.”

‘Mad’ is the first taste of new music from The King’s Parade following the release of their Woman EP last year, which saw them receive strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash, Mahogany and many more.

They’ve built up a fervent live fan base and have completed a number of sold out headline tours across the UK and Europe. The King’s Parade are hitting the road again in April. They will play four countries in Europe before coming to the UK to play three dates across the country including London, Leeds and Brighton. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE APRIL TOUR DATES
7th – Madrid, Siroco
12th – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
19th – Paris, Le 1999
20th – The Hague, Paardcafe
24th – London, Borderline
26th – Leeds, Headrow House
27th – Brighton, Marwood

 

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“A soulful blend of indie textures”
Clash

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“A rich slice of alt-soul”
Mahogany

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

“Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.”
Happy Magazine

ARCHIE FAULKS Releases New Single ‘Hung Up’

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‘HUNG UP’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
APRIL 2019

ARCHIE FAULKS has released his brand new single ‘Hung Up’. To mark the release Archie has announced a full UK headline tour in April. Tickets are available now www.archiefaulks.co.uk

‘Hung Up’ is a pensive look back on the past, yet delivers an upbeat glimmer of hope for the future.

The single premiered with Clash as their ‘Track Of The Day’ who said, “Archie Faulks is able to match the bitter to the sweet. Able to tackle some of the most complex emotional issues in his life, his work nonetheless has a sparkling melodic touch. Take new single ‘Hung Up’. A song about disappoint, and being able to move past an experience of failure, it confronts a darker moment in Archie’s life. Yet it’s delivered with a sunshine melodic flair, with a neat twist in the chorus that continually surges towards the optimistic.”

Regarding the single Archie says, “‘Hung Up’ is a song about not being able to get over the disappointments of the past. It’s easy to keep replaying these events, isolating different factors to blame for their failure while, conveniently, ignoring your own part in their demise. 

“You can’t hide from your own truth; the only way to improve is acceptance and then working out the best way of dealing with it. This song was my way of trying, still to be decided if successfully or not, with dealing with certain truths which I had been hiding from for many years of my life.”

‘Hung Up’ sees Archie deliver his brightest sound yet, channelling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting. The new single follows the release of his debut single ‘It Rains’ and ‘Blackout’ in 2018. Both songs proved hits at radio with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X, while they clocked up over a million streams across Apple Music & Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album, which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie is hitting the road again in April for his first ever headline tour. He will play seven dates across the country, starting at The Jacaranda, Liverpool on April 13th and finishing at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Archie has also been announced to play The Great Escape Festival on May 10th.

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES
APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
14th – Manchester, Castle
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

MELISSA ETHERIDGE Announces New Album ‘The Medicine Show’

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ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM
THE MEDICINE SHOW
RELEASED APRIL 12TH

UK TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK
INCLUDING INDIGO AT THE O2 FRIDAY 22ND

Iconic Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge has announced the release of her new album, ‘The Medicine Show’, out April 12th, 2019 via Concord Records and Snakefarm Records in the UK.

Reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson), Melissa sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. ‘The Medicine Show’ deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing.

Through the songs, she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on both collective and personal levels; ‘Shaking’ about national anxiety, ‘Here Comes the Pain’ personalising the opioid crisis, the unifying ‘Human Chain’ about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic ‘Love Will Live’.

More highlights include album-closer, ‘Last Hello’, drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious ‘Wild and Lonely’ and ‘Faded By Design’, exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.

Melissa comments, “Calling the album ‘The Medicine Show’ puts straight up, front and centre, that this is about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it. It influences every song on the album. We’re not afraid of this anymore. We’ve come a long way.”

For the recording, Shanks teamed Melissa with drummer Victor Indrizzo, bassist Chris Chaney and keyboardist Max Hart. The sessions were done largely live in the studio, capturing the raw emotion of the material, the performances rocking with bold colours. Shanks extended the arrangements on many of the songs with his guitar, and for the ballad ‘I Know You Know’ brought in electronic strings orchestrated by David Campbell, whose hundreds of acclaimed credits include work last year with Barbra Streisand and Paul McCartney, as well as past works for Adele, Garth Brooks, Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Maroon 5 and Beck.

Since the release of her unforgettable self-titled 1988 debut, Melissa Etheridge’s incredible career to date includes sales of over 25 million albums, 5 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records, 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and 2 wins, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, plus an Academy Award for ‘I Need To Wake Up’ from the climate change documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.

Her last release, ‘Memphis Rock & Soul’, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart. Over the years, Melissa has selflessly dedicated herself as an activist for human rights, LGBTQ issues, breast cancer awareness and alternative medical approaches.

This week, she starts a European tour with a number of UK dates including a show at London’s Indigo At The O2 on February 22nd. Full UK dates below…

UK TOUR DATES
Mon Feb 18th – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Tue Feb 19th – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Thurs Feb 21st – Town Hall, Birmingham
Fri Feb 22nd – Indigo At The O2, London
Sat Feb 23rd – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

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Online Alt-Pop Sensation MEGAN DAVIES Shares ‘Gimme’ Acoustic Video

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SHARES ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR
‘GIMME’

AHEAD OF MOONLIGHT
UK/EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR NEXT MONTH

‘GIMME’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON SPOTIFY HERE

One to watch for 2019, Megan Davies is bringing her unique alt-pop style to the UK shortly, blending together a mix of commercial pop, indie folk and experimental rock.

She has just revealed a special acoustic video of her track ‘Gimme’. The original version debuted on nine Spotify playlists across the globe upon its release in November and was hotly tipped by the likes of Billboard. The release comes ahead of her UK and European headline tour in February and March.

Megan first gained traction online which led to her becoming a YouTube sensation after building up views and subscribers in their millions with her creative acoustic covers and mashups. Tracks like her 3-song mashup ‘See You Again/ Love Me Like You Do/ Sugar’ has had over 60 million video plays and reached #1 on both the US and Global Spotify Viral 50 charts.

She’s now amassed over 190 million views and 1.3 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and she maintains over 6 million Spotify streams each month.

Her influencer status led to collaborations with the likes of the Red Cross & American Cancer Society as well as performing for Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and the creators of The Greatest Showman then attending the film’s premiere in New York.

Megan’s first dose of original music was the 2017 debut Bad Poetry EP which was released independently and has clocked up over 3 million Spotify streams with the title track getting a lot of love from Sirius XM.

Last year she went on to release the songs ‘Doesn’t Matter’, which won 1st Place in the USA Songwriting Competition – Pop Category, the popular streaming track ‘Moonlight’ and her latest single ‘Gimme’ giving a taste of what’s to come. She also finished off last year with the beautiful festive number ‘Blue Christmas’.

As well as her ever-growing online following, Megan is also rapidly building her presence on the live scene having recently toured across the US supporting YouTube heavyweights Boyce Avenue and has shared the stage with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Madilyn Bailey and Noah Guthrie and Striking Matches.

She is now excited to play for her UK and European fans next month with her special guest opener and UK native, Alex Francis. There will be a whole host of exciting things to come for 2019.

MEGAN DAVIES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Tickets Available Here
FEBRUARY
Sun 24th – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Mon 25th – King Tuts, Glasgow
Wed 27th – Institute 3, Birmingham
Thu 28th – Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff

MARCH
Fri 1st – Bush Hall, London
Sun 3rd – KuKunn, Hamburg
Mon 4th – Melkweg, Amsterdam
Tue 5th – Blue Shell, Cologne
Wed 6th – Musik & Frieden, Berlin
Thu 7th – Poglos, Warsaw
Sat 9th – B72, Vienna
Sun 10th – Strom, Munich

THE RAVEN AGE Announce New Album, Headline Tour & Single ‘Fleur De Lis’

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
CONSPIRACY
OUT MARCH 8TH 2019
ON CORVID RECORDS

BRAND NEW SINGLE RELEASED
‘FLEUR DE LIS’
YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY

2019 HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED
AHEAD OF US SHOWS SUPPORTING IRON MAIDEN

British metal five piece The Raven Age continue their unstoppable rise as torch-bearers for the next generation of UK metal. Their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and pummelling rhythms are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety, adding a touch of epic finesse to their sound which has seen them deservedly play alongside the genre’s giants such as Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Tremonti, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Ghost and many more.

The quintet are now happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album Conspiracy on March 8th 2019 via their own label Corvid Records. They have also revealed the brand new track ‘Fleur De Lis’, which shares its name with the ancient stylized lily symbol that has long been associated with the heraldry of French royalty as well as linked to unity, loyalty and honour.

LISTEN TO ‘FLEUR DE LIS’ HERE

In further news The Raven Age will be heading out on their biggest headline tour to date in support of Conspiracy. They’ll be playing shows across the UK and Europe – see full dates at the bottom of the press release. Tickets go on sale on Friday 14th December:

www.theravenage.com/tour
UK: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-raven-age
Belgium: https://livenation.be
France: https://livenation.fr
Germany: https://myticket.de
Holland: https://livenation.nl

The Raven Age released their critically acclaimed debut album Darkness Will Rise in 2016. It saw them championed by the likes of Metal Hammer and Planet Rock, who crowned them ‘Best New Band 2017’ at their awards, and earned them slots at festivals such as Bloodstock, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download.

The band have continued to spread their wings, honing their craft, perfecting their sound and identity, and with the recent addition of vocalist Matt James (aka MJ) and guitarist Tony Maue bringing a new dimension and diversity to the band’s songwriting and sound, they’ve created the new era of The Raven Age which is evident throughout the entirety of Conspiracy.

Co-founder, guitarist and album producer George Harris explains, “We’re so proud of it – it’s definitely keeping within the spirit of the band but we’ve really expanded what we can do and delved into new topics and sounds. A lot of that is to do with what MJ has brought to the band. With him on board we’ve grown enormously from the first album.”

Drawing inspiration from their interest in historical myths and conspiracies, lyrically the tracks tell stories of desperation and inhumanity throughout different periods of time, delving into the lives and experiences of people from years ago.

The album is the second part to their story, where clues are left in everything from the artwork to the lyrics which point to what may later come to pass, and interlock with what The Raven Age is all about. They’ve created something more than just a record, but instead an artistic, conceptual identity as they set to write their own legacy.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the legend of the ravens of the Tower of London,” continues George. “The fact that the collective noun for ravens is a Conspiracy really inspired the album, the title and the artwork around it. In this fantasy world the ravens are actually being held captive at the Tower, they aren’t there of their own accord. Their wings have been clipped and they’re prisoners of the Tower to keep Britain from falling. This record develops the story with all sorts of twists and tangents”

The album opens with a harmonious instrumental, equipped with delicate guitar lines and an accompaniment of euphoric synths and strings before yielding into recent single ‘Betrayal of the Mind’, which was written as a result of mental health issues, spreading awareness through the lyrics of how it affects so many people in different ways.

It then leads into the raging metal riff of the aforementioned ‘Fleur De Lis’ and ‘The Day The World Stood Still’, which enters with a melodious dynamic, creating space between the album’s brutal moments, soaring into a momentous chorus showcasing James’ vocal capabilities.

Elsewhere the racing Christian mysticism inspired ‘Stigmata’ is filled with thunderous drum patterns from Jai Patel and heavy bass parts from Matt Cox, while the haunting intro of ‘Seventh Heaven’ explodes into a colossal outbreak of commanding riffs expertly executed by guitarists George Harris and Tony Maue before dropping to a stripped-back section with James’ exposed vocals taking centre stage.

Continuing their running theme of historic references, the calmer ‘The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships’ draws inspiration from the legend of Helen of Troy, whose incomparable beauty resulted in a fleet of a thousand ships setting sail to rescue her leading to the Battle of Troy. Similarly, ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ is named after the US monument which stands in tribute to those exhumed and unidentified from battles over the years.

Also included is ‘Surrogate’, the album’s debut track from earlier in 2018, and the sharp and fierce ‘Scimitar’ before the epically sullen, grand finale ‘Grave of the Fireflies’, which resumes the dynamic rise and fall that resonates throughout the whole of Conspiracy.

The album reveals a sense of unity, and determination which sits at the core of this group, standing as both a strong and hardworking collective who have shaped and delivered a musically mature and thoughtful release that will mark them as a band of the future.

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CONSPIRACY TRACKLISTING

1. Bloom of the Poison Seed
2. Betrayal of the Mind
3. Fleur De Lis
4. The Day the World Stood Still
5. Stigmata
6. Surrogate
7. Seventh Heaven
8. Forgotten World
9. The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships
10. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
11. Scimitar
12. Grave of the Fireflies

The Raven Age are currently finishing a European/UK run supporting Tremonti and will be heading off on their biggest European/UK headline tour in March and April before joining Iron Maiden for a huge leg across North and South America. For full list of tour dates visit www.theravenage.com/tour

HEADLINE TOUR DATES
MARCH
Wed 20th – Bristol, The Fleece
Thu 21st – Manchester, Rebellion
Sat 23rd – Newcastle, Think Tank
Sun 24th – Glasgow, Attic
Tue 26th – Leeds, Key Club
Wed 27th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Thu 28th – London, Underworld
Fri 29th – Southampton, Joiners

EUROPE – MARCH/APRIL
Sun 31st – Biebob, Vosselaar
APRIL
Mon 1st – La Boule Noire, Paris
Wed 3rd – Backstage Halle, Munich
Thu 4th – Colossaal, Aschaffenburg
Sat 6th – Luxor, Cologne
Sun 7th – Cassiopeia, Berlin
Tue 9th – Headcrash, Hamburg,
Wed 10th – Poppodium W2, Den Bosch

UK: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-raven-age
Belgium: https://livenation.be
France: https://livenation.fr
Germany: https://myticket.de
Holland: https://livenation.nl

 

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ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2019 UK & European Tour

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ANNOUNCE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR
INCLUDING THREE UK DATES

PLAYING WEMBLEY THE SSE ARENA – MAY 25TH

SHARE VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE
‘NEVER FADE’
WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM – RAINIER FOG
OUT NOW

Alice in Chains have announced an extensive European tour for May and June 2019, following the release of their hugely acclaimed album Rainier Fog earlier this year, which became the band’s first Top 10 UK album, also hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.

Starting on May 23rd in Glasgow, the 14-date tour includes three UK shows, with a date at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the 24th and Wembley The SSE Arena on the 25th. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have played to date in the UK.

Following these UK shows, the band head to Europe for a run of major headline dates and festivals including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June. Tickets are available HERE.

The band have also shared their video for ‘Never Fade’, the latest single to be taken from this year’s album, Rainier Fog. Click HERE to watch.

Released to widespread critical acclaim in August, Rainier Fog is the band’s first album since 2013’s Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, and features the singles ‘So Far Under’ and ‘The One You Know’. The album was lauded on release, with high praise from the likes of The Guardian, Q, Kerrang, The Sun, Planet Rock, Metal Hammer, NME, Classic Rock and many more.

The band will be joined by special guests, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, on the shows marked with * below.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2019
5/23 – Braehead Arena, Glasgow *
5/24 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham *
5/25 – Wembley The SSE Arena, London *

5/27 – 013, Tilburg *
5/28 – L’Olympia, Paris *
5/30 – AB, Brussels *
5/31 – Rockhal, Luxembourg *

6/1 – Halle 622, Zurich *
6/3 – Forum Karlín, Prague *
6/4 – Stadtpark Open Air, Hamburg *
6/7-9 – Rock Am Ring, Nürburg
6/7-9 – Rock Im Park, Nuremburg
6/11 – Impact Festival, Krakow
6/13 – Rock Cafés, Tallinn

ESCAPE THE FATE Spread Global Message of Self-Love With New ‘I Am Human’ Video

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RELEASE NEW VIDEO
‘I AM HUMAN’
WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH CINEBODY FOR FAN-MADE MUSIC VIDEO

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SLAVES (U.S.) 
THIS AUTUMN
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Escape The Fate have released their latest music video, ‘I Am Human’. Directed by Robyn August and shot in Los Angeles, the video strives to send a poignant, global message of self-love and acceptance of others as it showcases stories from all walks of life.

“This video and song mean a lot to me. Having gone through abuse myself and suffering from mental health issues, I want people to know that you can come out stronger and by being more accepting of one another, we can do that together.” Frontman Craig Mabbitt explains, “We all have a story to tell. We can all try harder to live our lives from a place of love and understanding. We all have these abilities because we are all human. ‘I Am Human’ is my testament to that.”

Throughout the next month Escape The Fate will also be utilizing the crowdsourcing content app Cinebody to create with their fans around the world and share their stories of what makes us all human.

Inspired by the band’s new single and official video, fans now have the opportunity to participate in the creation of the ‘I Am Human 2’ video, by using the app to upload their stories about what makes them human. Video submissions will be accepted until October 15th, with prizes along the way for the outstanding video of the week, leading up to the release of the fan filmed music video.

Joining is easy. Simply:
1. Download Cinebody on the App Store
2. Sign up with Email or Facebook
3. Enter code ‘human’
4. Start filming

Android user? No problem!
1. Visit Pro.cinebody.com
2. Sign up with Email or Facebook
3. Enter code ‘human’
4. Upload from your camera roll

Escape the Fate will embark on a North American co-headline tour with California post-hardcore outfit Slaves, featuring support from Famous Last Words, Picturesque, and Set to StunFor tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.escapethefate.com

The new album I Am Human is out now via Better Noise Records and is available to stream here – http://smarturl.it/etfiamhuman

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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

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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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PASSENGER | Release New Single ‘Heart To Love’

PASSENGER – ‘HEART TO LOVE’

THE NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW
LISTEN HERE

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FROM ‘RUNAWAY’ THE NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 31ST
ALSO CONTAINS RADIO 2 PLAYLISTED LEAD SINGLE ‘HELL OR HIGH WATER’

PRE-ORDER

‘Heart To Love’ is the stunning new single from Passenger, available to stream today and as an instant grat with pre-orders of the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter’s new album ‘Runaway’, which is released on August 31st on Black Crow Records via Cooking Vinyl.

“’Heart to Love’ is a song I’ve tried to record a few times and for whatever reason it just wouldn’t work,” says Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg. “Finally we’ve recorded it in a way that it sounds exciting and how I always imagined it. It’s a simple song really, about trying to find the right person, which is probably something that everyone can relate to.”

The song’s evocative video was shot on Las Vegas’ famous Strip by long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng during a three-week road trip the pair undertook earlier this year, filming promos for every track on ‘Runaway’.

‘Heart To Love’ is the second single to be lifted from ‘Runway’, and follows the Radio 2 playlisted lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, which has received over 14 million streams across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

‘Runaway’ is released on CD, Vinyl LP and download with Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Deluxe Digital formats available that include Live Acoustic versions of the album recorded across North America. Pre-order the album now and instantly receive four tracks – both singles plus title track ‘Runaway’ and ‘Why I Can’t Change.’

Passenger’s 2016 album, ‘Young As The Morning Old As The Sea’ entered the UK charts at No.1, ahead of Bruce Springsteen, and the subsequent tour saw Rosenberg play his largest headline tour to date with a total audience of over 1.4 million across 29 countries, including playing to over 13,500 people at Amsterdam’s ZiggoDome. Passenger will support the release of ‘Runaway’ with an extensive world tour, beginning in Edinburgh on August 29th with a sold-out show at Queens Hall. His dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton are also sold-out. Support on all UK dates comes from Lucy Rose.

Passenger is one of the most successful UK artists of this decade, a streaming phenomenon who has had well in excess of a billion streams on Spotify. The video for his Ivor Novello Award-winning single ‘Let Her Go’ has been viewed almost two billion times. The single reached No.1 in 19 countries, with the accompanying album ‘All The Little Lights’ achieving platinum or multi-platinum status in 11 countries.

‘Runaway’ finds Passenger embracing the epic: the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. The album, Rosenberg’s tenth in 11 years, was recorded between the UK and Australia with his co-producer, Chris Vallejo, but its aesthetic is North American.  “My dad is American,” Rosenberg explains, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it. I guess I was seduced by it a little bit. It was such a culture shock coming from England.”

As well as the Las Vegas-set promo for ‘Heart To Love’, three other ‘Runaway’ videos are available to view now: lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, shot in the epic landscapes of a series of National Parks; the sublime ‘Why I Can’t Change’, which is seeped in influences such as the Traveling Wilburys and early Fleetwood Mac; and album title track ‘Runaway’, which features Rosenberg running through spectacular locations including Death Valley and Monument Valley, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and New York’s High Line. All tracks are also available as instant grats with album pre-orders.

PASSENGER LIVE:

Festival dates:

July 26              Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
July 28              LL Bean Summer Series, Freeport, ME, USA
July 29              Newport Folk Festival, Newport – RI, USA
Aug 2               A Summers Tale, Luhmühlen, Germany
Aug 4               Ronquières Festival, Ronquières, Belgium
Aug 5               Dranouter Festival, Belgium

 

Headline European Tour:

Aug 29              Edinburgh, Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)
Aug 30              Glasgow, Barrowlands*
Sept 1              Dublin, Vicar Street
Sept 2              Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sept 4              Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5              Birmingham, O2 Institute (SOLD OUT)
Sept 8              London, Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
Sept 9              Brighton, Dome (SOLD OUT)
Sept 15             Munich, Tonhalle
Sept 17             Zurich, Volkshaus
Sept 18             Milan, Alcatraz
Sept 21             Copenhagen, VEGA
Sep 22              Stockholm, Göta Lejon
Sept 24             Berlin, Astra
Sept 26             Amsterdam, AFAS Live (SOLD OUT)
Sept 27             Cologne, Live Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 29             Antwerp, Trix (SOLD OUT)
Sept 30             Paris, YOYO

*Moved from O2 ABC Glasgow

 

Headline North America Tour:

Oct 13              Nashville Cannery Ballroom
Oct 14              Atlanta Buckhead Theatre
Oct 16              Washington 9.30 Club
Oct 18              New York Brooklyn Steel
Oct 19              Boston Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)
Oct 21              Montreal Corona Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 23              Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 25              Minneapolis First Avenue
Oct 27              Denver Gothic Theatre
Oct 30              Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Oct 31              Seattle Showbox @ The Market
Nov 2               Portland Crystal Ballroom
Nov 4               San Francisco The Fillmore
Nov 6               Los Angeles The Belaboo

SAM SMITH: The Thrill of It All Tour 2018 | Miami, FL – 7/14/18

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Hello again, music lovers!

I’ve been to a lot of live shows in the past two months or so, but it’s still not enough! This time, my niece and I got to see Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill of It All Tour’ at the American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami on July 14th. Sadly, our seats were in the nosebleeds, but it didn’t even take away from the incredible show that he put on for everyone.

The show started promptly at 8pm with his opening act for the night, Cam. Cam is a country singer who I’d never heard of before, but she has a great voice. She was interacting with the crowd throughout her set and really tried to get people to see a personal side to her. This isn’t an easy task when you know the crowd is there to see someone else. With that being said, I felt like she held her own up there! I would definitely check out her music HERE.

Sam’s set began at about 9pm and lasted almost 2 hours. I’m not sure if it’s because of where we were sitting, but the sound for this show was absolutely fantastic. Sometimes at live shows, you can’t hear what the artist is saying because of the acoustics in the venue and where your seats are. This one, however, sounded great. Here’s what the setlist for our show looked like:

  1. Burning
  2. One Last Song
  3. I’m Not the Only One
  4. Lay Me Down
  5. Omen (Disclosure cover)
  6. Nirvana / I’ve Told You Now
  7. Writing’s on the Wall
  8. Latch (Disclosure cover)
  9. Money on My Mind
  10. Like I Can
  11. Baby, You Make Me Crazy
  12. Say It First
  13. One Day at a Time
  14. Midnight Train
  15. HIM
  16. Too Good at Goodbyes

Encore:

  1. Palace
  2. Stay With Me
  3. Pray

At one point, Sam addressed the sadness in his songs by joking, “I was sitting in my home and realized how fucking depressing my music is.” He wanted to make it a point not to have us leave the room “feeling like shit” afterward and I think he succeeded.

One of my favorite moments of the night was during “I’m Not the Only One” when he put his mic down and had the entire crowd singing his words back to him. It was so loud and beautiful. Those are always my favorite moments during a live show, but this one seemed particularly moving.

There was also a fantastic moment at the end of “HIM” where the lights went out and a light bar on stage lit up in rainbow colors.

One thing that I found particularly funny was right before the encore performances. The amount of people that were walking out was puzzling. I had to ask my niece if they were new to the art that is a live show. You don’t leave until the lights come up, people!

Here are some pics I took from the show (again, I apologize for the distance lol):

To be quite honest, despite the distance of our seats from the stage, this was one of my top 3 shows I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to A LOT). Everything about it was worth the mission getting to the AAA. If you have a chance to catch the show, I highly recommend it. You can even get the “cheap” seats and still have a great time!

Get out there and support a musician who wears his heart on his sleeve and is unapologetically proud to be who he is — a musician with true talent and a voice we all love.

VOCAL FEW Drop New Track “To The Ocean”

VOCAL FEW RELEASE VIDEO FOR “TO THE OCEAN”

GRAND PRE EP COMING AUGUST 17TH

HOMECOMING LIVING ROOM TOUR ROLLS ON ALL SUMMER

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Here it is, the second song from Grand Pre EP, coming August 17th.

About VOCAL FEW: From Seattle, WA, Vocal Few is an acoustic folk/pop duo consisting of husband and wife, Matt and Kristie MacDonald. The side-project (to Matt’s main project, The Classic Crime) was motivated by the birth of their first daughter, and continues as a means to support their family.

“To the Ocean” is a traveling song, with a little tongue-in-cheek reference for our friends in Nashville, who are always pressuring us to move there. We’re ocean peoples, people! (Watch us move there now and eat our own words). We’ve spent a lot of time on roads all over this country, but the coasts always call us back home. “To the Ocean” speaks to that call.

You can check out tour dates below! And be sure to check out VocalFew.com to hear their first single “Go” from their upcoming EP Grand Pre.

Catch Vocal Few on the road this summer:

The Homecoming Living Room Tour:

7/6 Des Moines, IA
7/7 Lincoln, NE
7/8 Denver, CO
7/10 Salt Lake City, UT
7/13 Flagstaff, AZ
7/14 Phoenix, AZ
7/15 San Diego, CA
7/16 Los Angeles, CA
7/18 Turlock, CA
7/19 Santa Rosa, CA
7/21 Quincy, CA (Joshua Fest)
7/23 Portland, OR
7/25 Snohomish, WA

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HARRY STYLES: Live On Tour 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 6/9/18

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Hey there, music lovers!

I’m back with another concert review, and this time it’s for the highly anticipated “HARRY STYLES: Live On Tour” from his stop in South Florida on June 9, 2018.

We bought the tickets last year for my niece’s birthday when they were first released and had to wait a whole year for the show, but I have to say it was worth the wait! I’ve been to a lot of live shows and this, hands down, was the loudest I’ve ever been to. It all started when we arrived at the BB&T Center. We got there about 45 minutes prior to doors opening and this is the view we were greeted with:

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With that being said, I don’t think it’s necessary to arrive any earlier than the time the doors actually open. Especially if you have an actual seat. If you have general admission, however, I would advise getting there EXTRA early, unless you’d like to wait for a crowd like this to get in before you do. Also, take into consideration that everyone in front of you has to get through metal detectors, bag checks, etc. Another observation was that there were several merch tables set up inside the BB&T Center and each one had extremely long lines.

After braving the lines for merch, we sat in our seats and waited and waited. At one point, they played “Olivia” by One Direction and the crowd went nuts. They sang every word at the top of their lungs — you would’ve thought 1D was out on that stage singing with them. My niece decided she wanted more merch, so her mom and I went out to brave the lines again and missed the start of Kacey Musgraves’ set. We got to see her halfway through though and she was great. She even sang “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by *NSYNC, so she had my vote lol.

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Via Harry Styles on Twitter | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 6/9/18

Once the lights went down the crowd went crazy once again. Harry’s first song began to play and then . . . silence. There must have been some technical difficulties, so the spotlights cut off, the music stopped playing and all the lights came back on. Once everything was sorted out, the show went on without a hitch. It was actually very good! At one point, Harry walks down the middle of the crowd to a B Stage in the back of the venue. Here’s what that looked like:

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His stage set-up was great, the lights were fantastic and the vocals were on point the entire time. There was a nostalgic vibe to the whole set-up that fits the vibe of the album.

At certain points throughout the show, he would take some time to talk to people in the crowd and thank everyone for supporting him and the music, which was nice. During one of his songs, the crowd held up the flashlights on their phones and the whole venue lit up in rainbow colors. I was kinda salty that we weren’t informed about it lol, but it was a really special moment in the show. Here’s our view of what it looked like:

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Here’s the set-list for our show here in South Florida:

  1. Only Angel
  2. Woman
  3. Ever Since New York
  4. Two Ghosts
  5. Carolina
  6. Stockholm Syndrome (One Direction cover)
  7. Just a Little Bit of Your Heart (Ariana Grande cover)
  8. Medicine
  9. Meet Me in the Hallway
  10. Sweet Creature (on B Stage)
  11. If I Could Fly (One Direction cover – on B Stage)
  12. Anna
  13. What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction cover)
  14. Sign of the Times
  15. From the Dining Table
  16. The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)
  17. Kiwi

 

I highly recommend making it out to one of the remaining shows on the tour. This one was really special because we were there for my niece’s 14th birthday. The crowd was amazing and the whole vibe was positive and supportive. Not to mention that this album was actually fantastic and Harry does a great job performing it.

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Man of the Woods Tour 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 5/19/18

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Man of the Woods Tour 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 5/19/18

Ladies and gentleman, I got to experience something incredible this past weekend. I ended up with front row tickets to The Man of the Woods Tour and it was something I will truly never forget. At one point, the first time JT stood in front of us, I felt a sharp pain in my chest and was convinced I was about to have a heart attack. Luckily, it passed and only got better from there! But, first, let me tell you how I got there:

I (finally) got my Bachelor’s Degree last August and, as a graduation gift, my aunts surprised me with tickets to see my Day 1, Justin Timberlake, on one of his stops here in South Florida. I’d been pretty bummed because the tickets were rather expensive and I was convinced that I wouldn’t be able to make it to one of his shows for the first time ever. So, when my aunts surprised me with FLOOR tickets, I was stoked! This would be the first time I’ve ever had floor tickets and it was for Justin freaking Timberlake. The only issue was having to wait months for the show!

Nevertheless, May 19th finally arrived and my niece & I were getting ready to head out to the show. South Florida has had an extremely rainy past few weeks, so I was iffy about heading out early and waiting in line for doors to open while getting soaked in the rain. Doors were supposed to open at 6pm and the show was scheduled to start at 7:30pm. We got there at 4:45 and there were about 35-40 people ahead of us in the GA Floor line. Luckily, Verizon members who are enrolled in the Verizon Up Rewards program are able to enter the venues via “fast lane,” so my niece and I ended up being second in line. We got in and raced to find a good spot in the front.

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DJ Freestyle Steve began playing music, and then JT’s opening act, The Shadowboxers, made their way on-stage. They played about 3-4 songs and had great energy. The Shadowboxers was founded by Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins and Scott Tyler and is based out of Atlanta, GA. They later added Cole McSween on drums and Carlos Enamorado on bass. After a tweet from their Twitter account in 2013, telling JT to check out their cover of his song “Pusher Love Girl,” their relationship with him took flight. Their EP titled Apollo was released on March 23, 2018 and now they’re touring with him on The Man of the Woods Tour.

Justin’s set began a little after 9pm and the BB&T Center was living. As close as my niece & I were to the back stage, we were unable to see the main stage, so keep that in mind for future shows. Although I’m sure the fans up front were unable to see the stage we were at also.  The show was absolutely incredible. I’ve been to a lot of concerts at the BB&T Center and I’ve never been to one that looked completely sold out. Even the seats behind the stage were sold out. Luckily, with JT’s current stage set-up, everyone in the audience gets a little time with him. Even the crowd behind the stage got some time with him when he went out on a little riser behind his band, The Tennessee Kids.

The lights, the lasers, the little campfire sequence, the dancing, the sound, the vibe, everything was spot-on. Here is the set-list if you’d like to brush up on your lyrics:

  1. Filthy
  2. Midnight Summer Jam
  3. LoveStoned
  4. SexyBack
  5. Man of the Woods
  6. Higher Higher
  7. Senorita
  8. Suit & Tie
  9. My Love
  10. Cry Me A River
  11. Mirrors
  12. Drink You Away
  13. Flannel
  14. Until the End of Time
  15. Dreams (performed by backup singer, Zenya Bashford)
  16. Ex-Factor (performed by backup singer, Nicole Hurst)
  17. Come Together (performed by backup singer, Kenyon Dixon)
  18. Thank God I’m A Country Boy (performed by backup singer, Jack King III)
  19. Morning Light
  20. What Goes Around . . . Comes Around
  21. Say Something
  22. Montana
  23. Summer Love
  24. Rock Your Body
  25. Supplies
  26. Like I Love You
  27. Can’t Stop the Feeling

IMG_0216Another fan had sent me this photo that lists the set list along with where each song is performed. I found this to be very accurate aside from No. 24 being performed on the opposite side listed on the map. The blue circle represents where I was for the show.

Songs 13-18 were sung around a campfire that rose from beneath the stage and some of those songs were performed by the backup singers, individually, with an assist from JT.

“Cry Me A River” was performed on all three stages and walkways that were covered with smoke.

Also, keep in mind that at times throughout the show, panels would lower and double as screens for those who might be unable to see clearly. I’m not certain because I was beneath them, but they seemed like they might obstruct the view of the actual stages a bit when they’re down. Either way, they provide cool visuals that fit the theme of the album.

“Rock Your Body” was performed off to the side (the side I was on) in the VIP section. This was done on a light-up disco floor surrounded by VIP ticket holders.

Here are some pictures I took from my cozy little spot at the show:

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I might be a bit biased because, as I mentioned, Justin Timberlake is my Day 1, but I highly recommend this show. The energy was through the roof, everyone involved is so incredibly talented, and I love how interactive JT is with everyone in the room. He really tries to give everyone an experience they’ll never forget.

You can find more info, including remaining tour dates, by visiting JT’s website HERE.

Nahko Announces New Acoustic EP ‘Hamakua’

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ANNOUNCES NEW ACOUSTIC EP
HAMAKUA
OUT 13TH APRIL
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE


AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH

NAHKO & TREVOR HALL
LONDON, GLASTONBURY, COPENHAGEN & LEEDS
**SOLD OUT**
PLUS VENUE UPGRADES

Following the release of his critically acclaimed album My Name Is Bear last year, Nahko has announced he will release a new three track EP, Hamakua, on April 13th.

Hamakua’ is the third single to be taken from My Name Is Bear and is joined on the EP by brand new acoustic versions of the singles ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Be Here Now’, shedding a more intimate and touching light on these tracks which trace his formative years as an artist, and give a flavour of the forthcoming European acoustic tour.

A hugely accomplished pianist and guitarist, the shows will bring a different interpretation to both his new solo work and his catalogue with Medicine For The People.

After selling out London, Glastonbury and Leeds, an extra matinee show was added in Glastonbury and venues were upgraded to higher capacities in Copenhagen and Stockholm. With huge demand, the matinee show has now sold out, as has the upgraded date in Copenhagen.

UK/EUROPEAN TOUR APRIL 2018

18th – Whelans, Dublin
19th – Phoenix, Exeter
20th – Belgrave, Leeds **SOLD OUT**
21st – Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury (Matinee) **SOLD OUT**
21st – Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury **SOLD OUT**
23rd – Omeara, London **SOLD OUT**
24th – Komedia, Brighton
25th – Nalen, Stockholm *VENUE UPGRADED*
26th – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki
28th – Parkteatret – Oslo
29th – Vega, Copenhagen **SOLD OUT**

Tickets are available here: myticket.co.uk/artists/nahko-trevorhall

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PANIC! AT THE DISCO Announces New Album ‘Pray For The Wicked,’ Tour Dates & Music Video For ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)

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Ladies and gentleman, the time has come to PRAY FOR THE WICKED!!

Panic! At The Disco has officially announced a release date for their latest album along with upcoming tour dates. PRAY FOR THE WICKED is set to be released on June 22 and you can preorder the album HERE.

Also, here’s a note posted on the PATD! Official Store:

To receive exclusive ticket presale access, purchase a ‘Pray For the Wicked’ bundle by 3/29/18 @ 7pm EST
 
All bundles are 10% off until 3/29/18 @ 7pm EST

***If you can’t purchase a bundle, you can sign up to join their mailing list HERE and you’ll still get the code to gain access to pre-sale once it’s available***

PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH AT 9AM LOCAL TIME.

GENERAL ON SALE STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH AT 12PM LOCAL TIME.

With surprise, intimate shows this week and cryptic social media posts for the past few weeks, fans had a heads up that an announcement was coming, and I can’t say we’re disappointed! Will you be heading out to see Panic! on tour?? You can check out the tour dates HERE.

Panic! At The Disco Official Channels:

Official Site | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

2018 STARS ON ICE TOUR Will Keep the Olympic Flame Burning With Multiple Medal Hopefuls

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2018 STARS ON ICE TOUR WILL KEEP THE OLYMPIC FLAME BURNING WITH MULTIPLE MEDAL HOPEFULS

National Tour Highlighted by Performances from Nathan Chen and other U.S. National Champions as well as 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

SOI_USA2018_13x19_BradieEvery four years, the Winter Olympics not only give us a chance to celebrate and revel in our favorite athletes, but also to discover some incredible new breakout stars. Ardent fans of figure skating have become familiar with two-time and reigning National Champion Nathan Chen, but by the time the 2018 Winter Olympic Games are over, the world will be as well. Chen, the first skater to land five different quadruple jumps during a single program in competition, will be a key member of an immensely talented U.S. Figure Skating Team looking to grab Gold at the Olympics. He will also be the centerpiece of the 2018 Stars on Ice tour that will feature current National Champions, and many of the skaters vying for medals for the U.S. in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Tour will visit 22 cities nationwide beginning in Fort Myers, FL on Friday, April 6th, and wrapping up in Portland, OR on Sunday, May 20th. For a complete list of tour dates and performance times, please visit www.starsonice.com.

This year’s Stars on Ice tour will put American fans front and center to experience the best of U.S. Figure Skating. A couple of first-time faces graced the top of the podium at this year’s National Championships in San Jose. Among those National Champions, who will also compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics, then return stateside to skate in the 2018 Stars on Ice tour, will be 2018 U.S. Ladies Champion Bradie Tennell, and 2018 National Ice Dance Champions Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue.

Returning to Stars on Ice this year, are Maia & Alex Shibutani, the brother-sister two-1323356447_STARSONICEStarBNWREL[1]time National Ice Dance Champions and three-time World medalists. Other Olympic medal hopefuls rejoining the tour include; National Champion Mirai Nagasu, 2017 U.S. Ladies Champion Karen Chen, and U.S. Champion Adam Rippon. The Emmy Award-winning production will also feature U.S. Olympic royalty, Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White, as well as three-time National Champion and 2016 World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner, and National Champion and huge crowd favorite, Jason Brown.

Tickets for the 2018 Stars on Ice tour are on sale now. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.starsonice.com. Limited on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Please visit www.starsonice.com for the most up to date information and show announcements.

Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Founded and produced by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice is one of the premier family entertainment events in the U.S., and the only figure skating Tour in America, that has annually brought fans the greatest performances and competitors from around the globe.

STARS ON ICE – 2018 SCHEDULE  

Friday, April 6 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
Saturday, April 7 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Sunday, April 8 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Saturday, April 14 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Sunday, April 15 Portland, ME Cross Insurance Arena
Thursday, April 19 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Friday, April 20 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Saturday, April 21 Long Island, NY NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum
Sunday, April 22 Hartford, CT XL Center
Friday, April 27 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Saturday, April 28 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, April 29 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Friday, May 4 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Saturday, May 5 Milwaukee, WI UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Sunday, May 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Friday, May 11 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
Saturday, May 12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, May 13 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Wednesday, May 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Friday, May 18 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Saturday, May 19 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Sunday, May 20 Portland, OR Moda Center

Bradie Tennell will not perform in Allentown and Salt Lake City

About Stars on Ice

Founded in 1986 by skating icon Scott Hamilton, the Stars on Ice Tour has performed more than 1,500 shows over the last three decades. Past Tour performers include Olympic Gold Medalists Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, Scott Hamilton and Torvill & Dean. The Tour has won three Emmy Awards, one ACE Cable Award (Best Sports Special), and is recognized as the finest ice production in the world. Stars on Ice is produced by IMG, the global leader in sports, fashion and media. For more information about the Tour, visit www.starsonice.com. Keep in touch with Stars on Ice on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starsonice, Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/starsonice and on Twitter: @starsonice, www.twitter.com/starsonice.

 

 

X AMBASSADORS Release Brand New Track ‘Don’t Stay’

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RELEASE NEW SONG
‘DON’T STAY’
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE

NEW ALBUM OUT SPRING 2018
VIA KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS
PLAYING LONDON’S BRIXTON ELECTRIC
MARCH 19TH

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors have released ‘Don’t Stay’, the second of two new songs following the powerful ‘Joyful’ which they launched last week. Both tracks will be featured on X Ambassadors’ new album, JOYFUL, which is set for release this spring on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records.

The band have also announced details of their JOYFUL spring headline tour, which finds the band joined by a number of different and exciting artists along the way including Jacob Banks, Misterwives, Mondo Cozmo, Now Now, Son Little and The Aces among others during dates in the US and Europe.

The massive three-month trek will see the band come to the UK on March the 19th for a show at London’s Brixton Electric, forming part of the European leg of the tour.

X Ambassadors will be showcasing new material from JOYFUL along with fan favourites such as their double-platinum single ‘Unsteady’ and platinum hit ‘Renegades’ – which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative Radio in the US.

Tickets for the tour are on sale – www.xambassadors.com/tour

JOYFUL EUROPEAN TOUR 2018
Mar. 19 | Electric Brixton | London, UK
Mar. 20 | Alhambra | Paris, FR
Mar. 22 | Melkweg | Amsterdam, NL
Mar. 23 | Kantine | Cologne, GER
Mar. 24 | Grunspan | Hamburg, GER
Mar. 26 | Columbia Theater | Berlin, GER
Mar. 27 | Klub Stodola | Warsaw, POL

X Ambassadors “Don’t Stay” Single
Retail: http://smarturl.it/DontStay
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/amazonmusicbuy
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/applemusic Google: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/googleplay
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/spotify

 

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