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Ariana Grande Announces Sweetener Sessions Shows

10th August 2018 | Category: Concerts

Ariana Grande really knows how to heat things up!

The young super star has announced three shows in order to promote the release of her new album Sweetener. Fans in three cities will have the chance to taste some of her new music and all you need, you’ll find right here.

The 25-year-old singer just announced the American Express Ariana Grande: The Sweetener Sessions shows. Three exclusive intimate performances for American Express card members only will take place on 20 August in New York City, 22 August in Chicago and 25 August in Los Angeles. Grande decided to treat fans with these exclusive performances and announced it on Twitter last week announcing the first show after the VMA Awards.

“Surprise. I’m doing a little thing called the sweetener sessions to celebrate release week,” she tweeted. “The first of the sweetener sessions will take place in NY after the VMAs.”

Sweetener is her fourth studio album and is up for the release on 17 August. The lead single “No Tears left to cry” was release in April and debuted at No 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “God is a Woman” was released as the second single in July and debuted at No 11. Ariana always praised Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé as her influences.

“This last album shows how Ariana matured both vocally and psychically and this music really expresses who she is,” Grande’s manager Scooter Braun told Variety. Ariana wrote most of her songs herself and they are pretty next-level according to Pharrell Williams, who collaborated on the album.

Her last 2017 album Dangerous Woman was a huge success. Her lead single from the album “Dangerous Woman” debuted at No 1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 and made her the first person in the history of the Hot 100 to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top 10 entry on that chart.

The making of fourth album prolonged a little bit and the events in Manchester “gave a hard reset to the project’s expectations”.It’s a good thing she found the way to sweeten our lives a bit with her amazing voice.

Tickets for all three dates can be found here.

Sweetener Session

Show Date and Time: Monday, 20 August, 2018, 10pm

Show Location: Irving Plaza, New York, New York

Show Duration: TBA

Bruno Mars and Rolling Stones Hail Record-Breaking Summer

6th August 2018 | Category: Concerts

Different music, different age and definitely a different vibe, but they have something in common. Bruno Mars and Rolling Stones like to break records and oops, they did it again.

Bruno Mars has broken a record in his hometown. He completely sold out his tree-night stand in Aloha stadium in Honolulu. The previous record at this stadium were held by Michael Jackson and U2 and he had beaten them both. Bruno Mars is ending his 24K Magic Tour with Cardi B this fall so don’t lose any time and buy your tickets here.

This extensive 86-date tour kicked off on 28 March, 2017 in Antwerp and will conclude on 11 November in Honolulu after adding more dates on the way for a total of 100. When he announced and promoted the tour, more than a million tickets were sold in a single day.

Rolling Stones have just wrapped up their second European leg with 14 sellouts to its credit.

The famous rockers sold out every single show between May and July and topped the Hot Tours last week. The run kicked off on 17 May at Dublin and concluded on 8 July in Warsaw grossing $117.84 million. Their two-night stand at London Stadium earned them $20.5 million for the shows on 22 and 25 May. Additional 14 dates in Europe ran from 9 September to 25 October and brought in additional $119,96 million.Their No Filter Tour played to 1,506,219 fans over 28 shows and earned them $237,802,307 million.

Bruno Mars visited Honolulu on his ongoing 24K Magic World Tour that began in November 2017. His extensive tour consists of 130 dated and for the first 63 performances, Billboard reported $147.4 million and topped Billboard’s 2018 Hot Tours.

They had 237 million reasons to celebrate since they also topped the Billboard’s Hot Tours last week in front of Taylor Swift, Beyoncé& Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kenney Chesney, Billy Joel, Radiohead and Dave Matthews Band. Billy Joel scooped $4.66 million from a single show on 27 July in Philadelphia where he performed in front of 40,381 fans.

Radiohead cashed in $4.25 from two dates on 6 July in Chicago and 17 July in Montreal with total of 53,469 tickets sold.

24K Magic Tour

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 22 September, 2018, 8pm

Show Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

Age Restriction: all ages

Jermaine Dupri to Kick Off 25th Anniversary So So Def Tour This Fall

2nd August 2018 | Category: Concerts

Rap fans, you better prepare for a spectacle this fall because Jermaine Dupri has just announced a multi-city anniversary concert tour to celebrate his record label So So Def.

Tickets for all dates can be found here and you better prep in time for the rap and hip-hop event of the year.

We simply couldn’t believe this huge news and the starts announced to hit the stage besides Dupri.

The likes of Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz and J-Kwon will perform on his 25th Anniversary Cultural Currency tour that kicks off on 14 October in Washington.

After hitting Baltimore, Nashville, Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte, Detroit, Greensboro, Washington and New York, the tour ends on 2 November in Los Angeles.

While announcing the 11-date tour, the rapper-producer refferd to it as a “blessing.”

“This is a perfect timing” he said. “This is the 25th anniversary of a black-owned record company that put out multiple artists and enough artists to do our own tour. We’re blessed basically.”

Dupri founded the record label in 1993 and So So Def Recordings had helped develop and promote the entire genre of Southern hip-hop in the 1990s. Projects by Da Brat, Xscape, Jagged Edge, and many more all contained chart-topping songs. Dupri was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year and in 2005 he earned a Grammy for best R&B song in 2005, “We Belong Together”, performed by Mariah Carey.

The most anticipated date is definitely 21 October in Atlanta, Dupri’s hometown. Dupri’s goal is to remind people how influential So So Def Recordings have been to the culture of hip-hop and R&B music in the past 25 years. He explained the tour is titled Cultural Currency because artists are connected to the label just like cultural currencies- people of great value to the world of hip-hop.

“I feel like with my artists and even myself, people don’t pay enough attention to how much we mean to the culture and how much So So Def meant to breaking the South and making people pay attention to Atlanta,” he added.

Pay respect to this amazing event and buy your tickets in time.

So So Def Cultural Currency Tour

Show Date and Time: Sunday, 14 October, 2018, 3:30pm

Show Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

Show Duration: TBA

Live Nation Reports Double Digit Growth in First Half of the Year

30th July 2018 | Category: Concerts

Live Nation released their financial report and all we can do is to congratulate them. They revealed double-digit growth in operating income and adjusted operating income in its second quarter 2018.

Their impressive growth rise is mainly due to producing the hottest tours recently including superstars like Taylor Swift, Keney Chesney, Andrea Bocelli, The Eagles, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and many more. The company’s increased income amounted to $135 million which is 19% rise in the last quarter while the revenue reached almost $2.9 billion through concerts, sponsorships and advertising.

“We have built the industry’s most scalable and unparalleled live platform, bringing over 550 million fans in 40 countries to live events each year,” said Live Nation President Michael Rapino in a release.

“With our key metrics in concerts, sponsorship and ticketing all pacing ahead of last year, we are confident that in 2018 we will again deliver double-digit operating income and AOI growth for the company.” He added.

Since its inception in 1996, Live Nation has built success around consolidating concert promoters and producers in a national company. In 2000, Clear Channel Entertainment bough them and they operated under that name until 2005 when they became Live Nation. Last year they reported $30 billion in gross revenue, hosted over 86 million on-site consumers at its events and invested $5.6 billion to put on these events. Each year they produce over 29,500 events in 40 countries and they are currently constructing a physical recording label, Live Nation Artists, and hope to sigh Madonna, Shakira and Nickleback.

In 2008, Live Nation signed a 12-year deal with U2, worth an estimated $100 million, which includes Live Nation controlling their official website, sponsoring, merchandise and touring. U2 is currently on the sequel of their extensive Innocence + Experience Tour from 2015 and all that just after wrapping up their Joshua Tree 2017 Tour, which ended up earning $316 million for just 51 shows.

The Innocence + Experience tour is relying heavily on U2’s last two albums including their December album Songs of Experience, featuring their previously released tracks “You’re the Best Thing about Me” and “The Blackout”. Tickets for all U2 performances can be found here.

U2 Innocence + Experience Tour

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 8 September, 8pm

Show Location: AccorHotels Arena, Paris 12, VP

Show Duration: two and a half hours

Pink Returns to the Tally with Beautiful Trauma Tour

25th July 2018 | Category: Concerts

The pop singer Pink kicks off the Australian leg of her Beautiful Trauma tour and returns to the tally with four dates in Perth.

The first four shows at the Perth Arena, Australia from 3 to 7 July were sold out completely and earned a whopping $7.6 million for 59,553 tickets. Pink landed on No.4 on Billboard’s Hot Tours this week.

Tickets for the remaining dates can be found here.

Pink’s current Beautiful Trauma tour has earned over $100 million throughout 46 performances across the United States but the Australian tour may break some records. Produced by Live Nation, the tour as announced as the most jaw-dropping tour of the year. The 38-year-old pop superstar arrives on stage in her typical style, hanging from a flame-throwing chandelier decked out in a black sequin jumpsuit while singing one of her first hits “Get the Party Started”. Her performance was even backed up with some innovative staging and Cirque Du Soleil-esque choreography backed by a troupe of dancers. The staging transformed into a fantasy wonderland for the ballet-inspired routine for a dramatic rendition of “Try” before she took to a flying bed for “Just Give Me a Reason”. Each and every song represents a spectacle for itself. Even a giant blow-up doll of Eminem appeared on stage to mime the rapper’s verse from their duet “Revenge”.  No wonder her concerts are sold out. Fan are hungry for her soaring live voice, athletic prowess and a cheeky sense of humor.

The Australian band, The Rubens are supporting her on the extensive 46-show run across Australia from 3 July to 29 August in massive venues such as the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. They feel honored Pink chose them for the opener and they admit it will be a challenge to win over fans who may not be familiar with their music. Many artists don’t even know or care who supports them but Pink saw their music video “Million Man” and asked them to support her.

Beautiful Trauma continues throughout the summer, culminating with six nights in Auckland, New Zealand, between 4 and 11 September and also includes a nine-night run at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Don’t miss a chance to enjoy this high-voltage music extravaganza and buy your tickets right away.

Beautiful Trauma

Show Date and Time: Sunday, 12 August 2018, 7:30 pm

Show Location: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Show Duration: two hours