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The Weeknd Announces Phase Two of Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour

28th June 2017 | Category: Concerts

With the Phase one of The Weeknd’s Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour coming to its end, the Weeknd has announced the phase two of the tour consisting of 23 more dates.

The phase two of his extensive tour is set to start on 6 September at University Park in Pennsylvania and will continue through North America, New Zealand and Australia until December. This Canadian singer and songwriter, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, is on his sixth tour to support his album Starboy released in 2016 and will perform 96 concerts in total for which the tickets can be bought right here.

His XO label mate, Nav, will be an opening act for the singer throughout the whole tour, in addition to support from Gucci Mane for all US dates and French Montana joining him in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The Weeknd tour started on 17 February in Stockholm and will end in Perth on 14, December.  Bryson Tiller and Lil Uzi Vert joined him for the shows in Europe. He hit most of the major cities in US and Canada in April, May and June with the support of Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6Lack.

The famous singer is touring in support of his Starboy LP, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 with the third largest opening sales week of any album in 2016. Three of his singles were on the top 20 on the Hot 100.

The Weeknd burst on the music scene like a storm when he uploaded three songs on YouTube in 2010. In the following year, he released nine-track mixtapes and fans began to flock to this new phenomenon calling himself the Weeknd.

Throughout his career, The Weeknd released three studio albums and has won two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, and nine Juno Awards and has been nominated for one Academy Award.

His main musical inspirations are Michael Jackson, Prince, R. Kelly, 50 cent and Eminem. His songs express feelings of hurt and deal with subjects matter such as sex, drugs and partying featuring slow tempos, rumbling bass and forlorn echoes. Incorporating indie and electronic styles, he is broadening the R&B music palette.

Tickets for The Weeknd’s summer shows can be purchased here.

Phase Two of Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour

Show Date and Time: 6 September, 2017, 7.30pm

Show Location: Bryce Jordan Center-State College, Pennsylvania

Age restriction: All ages but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Justin Bieber’s Fans Beg Star to Cancel UK Tour

22nd June 2017 | Category: Concerts

Since May 22 saw an explosion at Ariana Grande’s Manchester Arena concert leaving 22 dead and 59 wounded, Bieber’s fans are worried for his safety ahead of his arrival to UK.

Bieber is set for a concert in Cardiff on June 30 and in London July 2, as a part of his “Purpose” tour but fans flooded social media saying his appearance should be axed for both the safety of fans and the singer himself.

The “Purpose” is his third worldwide tour which started on March 9, 2016 in Seattle and will end in September 24, 2017 in Tokyo.

His fans, often referred to as Beliebers, pleaded Justin’s manager Scooter Braun, who also manages Ariana Grande, to stop the 23-year-old Canadian star from crossing the Atlantic.

“For security reasons, cancel Justin’s show in the UK, I beg you, with all my heart, please,” tweeted one worried Belieber.

“We know Justin wants to give his best to fans, but now the best is he stay safe,” another one said.

Although fans have been going crazy on social networks for a while, urging the singer to scrap his British tour dates out of fear of being targeted in another terrorist attack, his manager refused to cancel the UK tour. Tickets for the UK events can be purchased here. Braun expressed his condolences and asked the public to pray for the victims of Manchester bombing, but said that life must go on.

Braun replied on his Twitter account to a fan, asking for the Hyde Park show to be pulled, saying: “Not going to happen. We will never let evil stop us from living our life with joy.”

Phil Bowdery, chair of the Concert Promoters Association said that the Association will continue to work with venues, police and relevant authorities so other planned concerts go ahead as safely as possible.

Since touring has been one of the top sources of income for musicians in recent years, Biebers team refused to cancel the shows.  The top 10 worldwide tour acts grossed a combined $1.67 billion in 2016, according to music industry publication Pollstar. Bieber ranks number six among the top 10 tours with $163.3 million earned.

All tickets for his “Purpose” tour can be bought here.

Justin Bieber UK Concert

Show date and time: July 2, 2017, 1pm

Show location: Hyde Park, London

Show length: 2,5-3 hours

Disney on Ice: Dream Big Adventure for the Whole Family

20th June 2017 | Category: Theater

A magical thing is arriving for all huge fans of Disney movies and princesses, no matter how old they or their children get. Hurry up and buy the tickets here because the great spectacle Disney on Ice: Dream big is coming back this fall.

This year’s show features a Tinker Bell, hitting the stage with ice-skating manoeuvres and a wand sprinkling glitter over the ice. As the narrator of the show, she brings the most famous princesses’ stories to life with her magic. The audience will enjoy abbreviated versions of popular stories about Snow White, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Frozen sisters, Ana and Elsa. The focus is on princesses determined to make their dreams come true but there are plenty of other characters and interesting stunts for children of all ages.

The stories are acted out and skated to tracks from the movies including music and narratives. A few lucky members of the audience will be chosen to participate in the show by riding in a boat that travels on ice during the famous “Under the Sea” song. As part of the magical experience, the show features theatrical fog, strobe lights and dazzling special effects. Since the temperature in the arena is typically 10+ we suggest you dress your kids warm. Your youngsters may wish to dress as Disney princes or princesses but keep in mind costumes are not allowed for guests older than 14. The theatrical production is truly spectacular with costumes that make the characters look like they’ve stepped out of the original Disney films. Ice-skating lovers will enjoy immensely since the routines contain a fun mix of jumps, unusual tricks using props, romantic ice-dancing and purposeful bloopers for comedy.

This breath-taking show will take your whole family on a road of discovering the whole new world. It will teach your children to always be brave, kind and fearless. It will teach them to believe in magic and that true love is the greatest magic of them all.

This is the experience your family will never forget so hurry up and surprise them with the tickets.

Disney on Ice: Dream Big Adventure for the Whole Family

Show Dates:

  • 1-3 September 2017, Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 14-17 September 2017, Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri
  • 21-24 September 2017, James Brown Arena, Augusta, Georgia
  • 12-15 October 2017, CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Show Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours including 20 minutes intermission

Age Restriction: No age restriction put on this show, kids under 23 months free on parents’ lap

Hamilton: The Hottest Broadway Musical on Tour

15th June 2017 | Category: Theater

For those who haven’t been that lucky to witness the Hamilton sensation so far, the Hamilton national tour gives them the opportunity to watch the show in their own cities. The Broadway’s hottest play could not be seen outside New York and Chicago before the beginning of this tour, and there is no filmed version of it, but it did not prevent Hamilton from becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

More than 100,000 people wanted to watch the musical since the preview plays started on 10 March in San Francisco and all tickets were sold out immediately as predicted. Hamilton will be played in San Francisco till 5 August and then it will move to Los Angeles from 11 August until 30 December. Hurry up to get the tickets here.

Considering the attention this show received on the tour which started in March 2017, this historical musical is set to kick off the second national tour launching in Seattle in February 2018 and is also scheduled for stops in San Diego, Boston, Denver, Portland and more.

Ever since the show’s opening in New York in 2015, this two-act hip hop musical about one of the Founding Fathers and the American Revolution, has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, won 11 out of 16 record-breaking Tony Awards nominations, as well as seven Drama Desk Awards out of 14 nominated categories. With its non-white cast, it portrays a different, non-conventional picture of founding of America than the history textbooks show.

The music, lyrics and book were written by the Tony award winner Lyn Manuel Miranda. He got his inspiration from Ron Chernow’s 2004 Alexander Hamilton biography he accidentally read at an airport. After only few chapters he decided to bring it to life on stage. He breathed life into this revolutionary tale about taking your shot, speaking your mind and turning the life upside down. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directed this musical about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe Aaron Burr. A film adaptation of this show, which achieved both critical acclaim and box office success, is in the works.

Hamilton on Tour

Show dates:

10 March 2017-5 August 2017, Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco

27 September 2017 – 7 January 2018, PrivateBank Theatre, Chicago

11 August 2017- 30 December 2017, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles

Show Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Age restriction: Hamilton is appropriate for ages 10+ due to strong language. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Tickets for this show are available here.

Ed Sheeran North American Tour Expanded

13th June 2017 | Category: Concerts

Ed Sheeran was set to play 48 dates on his North American tour this summer, starting on 29 June in Kansas City until 7 October in Nashville but due to the overwhelming demand for the tickets and the overall great interest, 11 more dates have been added.

His Europe ongoing tour has been a great success and he hopes to repeat it in the North American tour during summer.  The Asia tour is set to start at the end of October 2017 while the Australian tour is starting in March 2018. Tickets for all his shows can be purchased here.

Ed chose to sing in arenas although he likes more intimate venues.

“It’s all about the crowd and whether the crowd gets onboard with it,” he explained. “If someone connects with you, it doesn’t matter how far away you are, if you can get them connected with a song.”

An English Grammy Award singer, guitarist and songwriter from Halifax, has just released his third album Divide which broke 1 billion YouTube views mark just two days after its release. The early tracking estimates the album will sell between 400,000 and 450,000 copies and ensure a No.1 debut. The album already broke Spotify records receiving 56,727,861 streams in its first 24 hours. The first two singles from the album were released in January 2017, Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, and broke records in the number of countries. Sheeran became the first artist to have two songs debut in the US Top 10 in the same week.

Ed Sheeran started his music career in 2004 but it wasn’t until the release of his debut album “Plus” in 2011 that he started to gain international attention.

The album hit No.1 in the UK Albums Chart and he won Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo and British Breakthrough Act. After releasing the duet with Taylor Swift Everything Has Changed and his second album “Multiply” in 2014, he hit the top spot on both sides of the Atlantic. Sheeran’s second album single Thinking Out Loud earned him two Grammies in 2016: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Ed Sheeran North American Tour

Show date and time: 29 June 2017

Show location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Age restriction: There are no age restriction placed on this show

You can buy Ed Sheeran concert tickets here.