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Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live! Scoops $18 million From First Leg

25th July 2017 | Category: Concerts

Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias, and American rapper, Pitbull, once more hit the road together for a five-month-tour called “Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live!” and based on top-grossing Hot Tours, they are hitting it big.

First leg of the tour cashed in a whopping $18 million. Their co-headlining trek through North America, produced by Live Nation, started in Chicago on June 3 and will end on October 28 in Oakland with 35 dates in total. Choose one – or more – at your own convenience and buy the tickets here.

This is the second time the two performers tour together following their joint tour titled “Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull: Time of Our Lives”. A six-month-tour through 32 cities in 2014-2015 yielded more than $40 million in sales. No wonder they decided to join forces once again.

The first leg of the tour consisted of 16 cities and was scheduled to end in Montreal’s Bell Centre and Toronto’s Air Canada Center on July 5 and 6 but the two dates were postponed until October as Enrique Iglesias fell ill.

The New York city concert was the last stop until September 22 when the second leg of the tour will start. Single performances were staged in 13 venues, but Madison Square Garden hosted the tour for two nights on June 30 and July 1. First part of the tour was reported to Billboard during the past week with sales reaching a total of 185,933 tickets sold and $18 million from the first four weeks on the road.

The opening act for the tour is Latin American pop boy band CNCO. The band was formed in 2015, consisting of winning members of the first season of La Banda, the singing competition created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin.

Pitbull hits the stage first and heats up the atmosphere with a great repertoire for more than an hour. His classics “Culo”, “Hit the moment”, “Fireball” and “Hey Ma” will definitely make you “forget about anything and everything and just feel the moment” as fans describe it.

After almost an hour intermission, Enrique takes the stage with hits including “Hero”, “Bailamos”, “Escape”, “I’m a Freak”, “Loco” and many more. The two close the stage together singing “I Like It.

Tickets for all venues can be purchased here.

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live!

Show Date and Time: Friday, September 22, 7.30pm

Show Location: Toyota Center-TX, Houston, Texas

Show Duration: 3,5 hours with an hour intermission

Kenny Rogers to Retire After Nashville Concert

21st July 2017 | Category: Concerts

On September 25, 2015, the American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur, Kenny Rogers announced on NBC’s Today Show his intention to retire after one final tour in order to spend more time with his wife and twin boys.

Performances of his ongoing tour are scheduled throughout summer and fall 2017 but few days ago, he has announced the exact date of what will be his final show.

The 78-year-old singer is set to hit the stage one last time in Nashville, on 25 October 2017, at Bridgestone Arena concert by the name All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert.

The show will bring fans, friends and music icons together to celebrate Rogers. The show will feature performances by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and many other special guests yet to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

“It’s going to be a great night, and I’m going to be proud of it and it’s more for me to say thank you and say bye to those people than it is for them to say thank you to me,” Rogers said. “It’s kind of fun for me to think about the chance to get together with everybody one last time.”

All performers will take turns covering the singer’s hits like ”Lady”, “The Gambler”, “Lucille” and “She Believes in Me”. A ready-made highlight of the evening will be the performance with Dolly Parton with whom he collaborated on occasional projects through years.  Rogers and Parton first dueted in the 80s and their song “Island in the Stream” won multiple awards and a place in country music history. The song was No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 and sold two million copies in the United States.

Kenny has been most successful in country music but he has charted more than 120 hit singles in various music genres. He was No1 on country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the US alone and sold over 100 million records worldwide throughout his career. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and a member of Country Music Hall of Fame.

If you are a fan, don’t miss the last tour of this legend. Just pick a date and the city closest to you. Tickets for all venues can be purchased here. You will enjoy this multi-media trip down the memory lane with film clips of his six-decade career that he himself can’t believe he experienced.

“During my commercial peak years of the 70s and 80s, the career pace was so fast and furious that it was tough to absorb all of the career moments that happened to me.”

“It’s much more than I ever expected to – and much more than I deserve. It’s really been something to behold for me. It’s very hard to put it in perspective and say ‘That was my career,’ because it wasn’t what I set out to do. I was just trying to survive in the business.”

Tickets for the farewell performance can be purchased here.

All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert

Show Date and Time: Wednesday October 25, 2017, 7pm

Show Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

Show Duration: To be determined

Jay Z to Hit the 4:44 Tour in Fall

17th July 2017 | Category: Concerts

Jay Z seems to be quite busy this summer.

He is turning up the heat with several headlining festival gigs such as The Meadows Festival, Austin City Limits and Made in America Festival as well as his highly anticipated album 4:44 that dropped exclusively on Tidal and Spring on June 30.

His 13th album, 4:44, reached platinum status within one week and cemented his place at the top of the charts. Since the release of the album and accompanied videos “The story of O.J.”, “4:44” and “Footnotes for the story of O.J.” which highlighted a black man’s plight in America, Jay Z dominated the industry with this masterful project.

A massive North American Tour will follow up the release of his new album and his 31-date concert schedule kicks off on October 27 at California’s Honda Center making its way through all major cities including Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, Toronto, Miami, Houston, Chicago and Washington DC. The tour is set to end on December 21 at Los Angeles’ Forum venue. Tickets for all venues can be purchased here.

The tour was initially planned for this summer but was rescheduled because of the kids since Jay Z’s wife, pop singer Beyoncé, gave birth to twins, a boy Sir Carter and a girl Rumi , just last month.

This rap mogul with net worth $810 million estimated by Forbes, recently signed a 10-year touring deal with Live Nation, an American global entertainment company. The deal was signed in May and reportedly is worth $200 million. Live Nation will produce and promote his 4:44 tour which will be his first tour in three years. His previous tours were joint ventures including 2011’s Watch the Throne Tour with Kanye West, 2013’s Legends of the Summer Tour with Justin Timberlake and 2014’s On the Rum Tour with Beyoncé. For now it’s not familiar whether he’d team up with a special guest or ride it out solo.

Tickets for his upcoming tour can be purchased here.

Jay Z’s 4:44 Tour

Show Date and Time: Friday, October 27, 2017, 8PM

Show Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, California

Show Duration: To be determined

U2 Joshua Tree Tour Poised to Become the Biggest One in 2017

14th July 2017 | Category: Concerts

U2 are delighted to anonunce their Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, is on track to be the biggest tour of 2017, surpassing 2.4 million tickets across North and South America, the UK, Europe and Mexico.

The tour earned $62 million just in a first month on the road and $123.8 million so far and who knows what the total sum would be in the end after the 51st concert finished on 22 October.

“I’m grateful that the tour has been so well received and humbled by its incredible success,” the band’s manager Guy Oseary said.

“The album has a deeply meaningful place in so many people’s lives, mine as well,” Oseary adds.

“To honor that is both challenging and a true privilege. I’m appreciative of everyone that has come out to and will be coming out to this tour.”

With this tour, U2 is commemorating the 30th anniversary of their album from 1987, The Joshua Tree. It is the first time the rock band is touring in promotion of an old album rather than promoting the release of a new one.

The main idea originally was to play a set of one-offs in the US and Europe to commemorate the Joshua Tree, playing all songs from the album like “Red Hill Mining Town”, “With or Without You”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, but they kept adding more and more dates until it became a full concerts tour instead.

This worldwide tour is visiting stadiums across four legs: North America from May to July, Europe from July to August, North America again in September and Latin America in October.

The North American tour kicked off in Vancouver, Canada on 12 May 2017 as an immediate success and experienced by over 1 million fans, it came to a triumphant close on 1 July in Cleveland. U2 will also perform in London, Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels before heading back to North America on 3 September. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are performing as an opening act in Europe and Latin America and Beck for the US dates.  Just pick the city closest to you and enjoy this breath-taking experience with tickets available for purchase here.

“For me, a U2 show is a spiritually awakening experience,” Oseary suggests. “The fans play a big part in that. You can feel a sense of community and unity within the audience at these shows.”

U2 wish that they can go everywhere but they have to go back and finish the new album. The band previewed the new song “The Little Things That Give You Away” from their follow-up to 2014 Songs of Innocence. The new album Sons of Experience is expected to be released in early 2018.

For now though, you can just select a venue of your preference, go on to buy a ticket here, become a part of this global phenomenon and witness the band ascend on the full-size stadium stage the same way their career did.

U2 Joshua Tree Tour

Show Date and Time: Saturday 22 July 2017, 6PM

Show Location: Croke Park, Dublin

Show Duration: 2 hours

Manchester Arena to Reopen in Early September with John Legend Concert

10th July 2017 | Category: Concerts

A statement from the venue confirmed that Manchester Arena is set to reopen in early September.

The venue is being renovated after it endured some serious damage in a bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.  The bomb was detonated moments after Ariana’s concert had finished. The bombing left 22 people killed and 59 injured. Due to a severe impairment all summer concerts have been either cancelled or rearranged.

Summer repertoire included Celine Dion, Take That, Blink-182, Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Paw Patrol Live Kids show, WWE and many others.

A spokesman for the Arena said: “Whilst it was always our intention to honour our existing summer events, the damage caused to the main public area outside of the arena has left us with no other option than to remain closed until September.”

“We are currently working with the promoters of our June, July and August shows to find suitable solutions for all those events affected by this unprecedented closure.”

Renovation work is underway and the builders are working very hard to meet the date in September. It hasn’t been known yet whether there will be an open benefit gig at the Arena in honour of those killed and injured in the horrific suicide bombing but the shows officially listed as the first gigs in Manchester Arena are John Legend on 16 September and Nick Cave on 25 September.

The statement also said: “We will continue to keep you informed as much as possible on our official re-opening date and up and coming show information. We still have some great events to announce for 2017 and of course 2018.”

John Legend, the Oscar, Golden Globe and 10 times Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, returns to Manchester Arena this autumn.

He is promoting his fifth album Darkness and Light released in December 2016. This legendary pop icon and smooth soul singer will kick the shows off in Newcastle, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff before finishing in Birmingham throughout September.

Tickets for the concert are on sale right now and you can enjoy your favourite singer and the support comes from a very special guest Jack Savoretti.

John Legend in Manchester Arena

Show Date and Time: 16 September, Saturday, 7pm

Show Location: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

Time Duration: to be determined