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Janet Jackson Resumes the Unbreakable Tour

15th August 2017 | Category: Concerts

Global music icon Janet Jackson will return in September resuming her postponed Unbreakable Tour.

The multi-platinum selling artist will bring you all of your favourite songs from her chart-topping latest album, an array of her socially-conscious music and other smash hits. Don’t miss her comeback and buy a ticket here.

The Janet Jackson “Unbreakable World Tour” was the seventh concert tour in support of her 2015 studio album by the same name. “Unbreakable” debuted at No1 on the Billboard, becoming her seventh album to top the chart in US. In addition to Live Nation and Rhythm Nation, her own record label, the tour was also sponsored by Jam Productions, Nederlander Concerts, Another Planet Entertainment, Bamp and Tommy Meherey. Multiple legs were planned for the North America, Asia and Europe but last April, the 50-year-old singer had to postpone the tour due to her pregnancy.

“My husband and I are planning our family. I’m gonna have to delay the tour. Please if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders.”

“I can’t wait for us to get started again,” she added.

Jackson married Al Mana, a billionaire businessman from Qatar in 2012. Her first single following a seven-year-hiatus titled “No Sleep” was inspired by Al Mana, the couple reportedly split earlier this year. Now, the pop superstar who gave birth to her first child in January, announced that she is gearing up to resume the tour in September, renamed as State of the World Tour. Mom Janet is apparently ready to hit the road.

With a simple tweet, Jackson announced, “Hey u guys. I’m so excited for the State of the World Tour. We’re in rehearsal mode. See u guys in 1 month!”

The 55-date-tour is scheduled to start on September 7, 2017 with a concert in Lafayette, Louisiana and is set to conclude on December 17, 2017 in Atlanta.

The original set list includes the mammoth 32 songs. Every single best song she recorded and a few new ones to give the fans the idea of what they can except from her upcoming record can be found on the list. Songs are arranged by “persona and tempo” according to New York Times in funk, upbeat pop, R8B, dance-club beats and rock blocks. Janet gives a stunning performance and is ready for the world again, so don’t miss out.

You can purchase your tickets here.

State of the World Tour

Show Date and Time: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 8pm

Show Location: Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana

Show Duration: around three hours

Donatella Versace Pays Tribute to Bruno Mars after Milan Concert

11th August 2017 | Category: Concerts

At his concert in Milan which is a part of the artist’s 24K Magic tour for which the tickets can be purchased here, Bruno Mars said that he was inspired by the famous designer Donatella Versace when talking about the creation of his great “Versace on the floor” hit.

Donatella herself followed the show and enjoyed the attention. Apparently, now she has decided to return a favour with the video she posted on her Instagram account Monday morning. The video features her and a lip-sync super models like Candice Swanepoel, Natasha Poly, Binx Walton, KiKi Willems and Faretta all wearing Versace models and dancing to Bruno’s latest single.  They have been dancing around a room so ornately detailed it resembles a museum and of course, they nailed it.

The caption reads “To my special friend @BrunoMars #VersaceOnTheFloor.” And the video closes with the words, “To my friend Bruno, have fun!”

The video has already grabbed over 100,000 views since Monday and can be looked on as a promotional campaign as well as a tribute to a friend since Bruno is currently on his 24K Magic Tour in support of his 2016 album by the same name.

The 24K Magic Tour is his third concert tour that began March 28, 2017 at the Sportpaleis, Antwerp and will conclude at Estadio Universitario in Monterrey on June 8, 2018.

Together with his dynamic band “The Hooligans”, Mars first kicked off Europe and the UK. The North American leg began on July 15 in Las Vegas and extends until November 11 in California. Latin America will enjoy Bruno’s performance from November 18, 2017 till February 5, 2018. He will be hitting Oceania and Asia from February 27, 2018 till May 9, 2018. Tickets for all concerts can be purchased here. Bruno Mars made history on this tour by becoming the first artist since Beyonce to sell out four concert nights at Spark Arena in New Zealand in one day.

This extended 96-date-tour is produced by Live Nation and the singer has been working with Phil Tayag, a member of the hip-hop dance crew “Jabbawockeez”.

Bruno Mars is not just a classic song-and-dance man and a multi-platinum selling star, but a songwriter and a producer that has successfully combined the sounds of his pop idols with reggae and hip hop to create a new generation of genre-crossing hits.

Tickets for the ongoing 24 Magic Tour can be purchased here.

24K Magic Tour

Show Date and Time: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 8pm

Show Location: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Show Duration: around two hours

Lady Gaga Smashes the Opening Night of the Joanne World Tour

8th August 2017 | Category: Concerts

Lady Gaga’s long expected “Joanne World Tour” has finally kicked off on August 1 in Vancouver after Gaga’s agonizing over every detail from the look of the stage and the lights to which hair colour would best be accepted by Little Monsters as she calls her fans.

She recently told Billboard that this tour will look like nothing we’ve seen before. She definitely didn’t disappoint her Little Monsters and has put on a jaw-dropping show!

You can get a glimpse of her extravagant display yourselves if you purchase tickets here and visit any of her upcoming concerts.

A multiplatform main stage is shape-shifting just like the singer herself, lighting pods hanging from the ceiling become video screens and later descent to become catwalks giving Gaga and her dancers bridges so they can spread on smaller platforms across the arena.

She looked pretty epic when she hit the stage with the opening theme “Diamond Heart” with a ten-gallon hat and a pair of spurs, and lot of her fans said yee-haaaaw. Magazines report that between all the costume changes and props, she used 550,000 Swarovski crystals. Her outfits include a crystal-encrusted bodysuit, a custom made black Alexander Wang fringe leather suit, red Norma Kamali sleeping bag-style coat and a pair of Guiseppe Zanotti ankle boots with a crystal strap. She has done everything to surprise and amaze us.

Gaga left the Canadian audience speechless from the moment she stepped on the stage until the very end. She performed 22 hits and the crowd was treated with live debut of the track “Dancing in Circles”.

She promised to continue to unveil new live versions of songs as the tour progresses. The show was filled with artful stage work, pyro, epic choreography and a tribute to LGBTQ community, everything we expected from this singer who has built her career on out-there showmanship bordering on performance art.

Joanne World Tour is the fifth headlining concert tour in support of Gaga’s fifth album Joanne released in 2016. The tour launched on August 2, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada  and is scheduled to end on December 18, 2017, in Inglewood, United States. This 60-date-tour across North America, South America and Europe is supported by Live Nation. First US leg of the tour started in Tacoma on August 5, so don’t miss out your favourite singer and purchase tickets here.

Live Nation also announced that $1 of every sold ticket for the US shows would be given to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Joanne World Tour

Show Date and Time: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 7pm

Show Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California

Show Duration: Over two hours

Jaden Smith on Tour with Fall Out Boy

4th August 2017 | Category: Concerts

The nineteen-year-old son of a famous actors, Will and Jada Smith, Jaden Smith is carving a career not only as an actor and a model, but also as a musician.

He has already proven himself as a compelling rapper but has surprised everyone with his latest move. He will be supporting veteran rockers Fall Out Boy for one month of their US tour in the autumn.  Jaden will join the band in concerts from October 20 till November 18 in cities including San Diego, New York, Houston and Atlanta. Check the full list of cities and buy a ticket here.

Jaden Smith is still in his teenage years and is often referred to as an influential figurehead in the new young troupe of celebrity offspring. Jaden has released a few new official singles recently “Watch me”, “Jumpman” and “Batman” in which he wears the same Batman costume he wore at Kanye and Kim’s wedding.

The news was announced just last week along with the surreal video for the Fall Out Boy’s recent single “Champion”. The video features Jaden in a bad virtual reality trip. Josh Brener of Silicon Valley, the Bachelor star Ashley Iaconetti and Timothy Granaderos from 13 Reasons Why also appears in this Brandan Walter & Mel Soria-directed video. The video shows people chasing the dreams and experience the world through VR headsets. The video ends with Jaden smashing the headset with a baseball bat.

“I can’t think of a worse drug than fake reality…we create and can be whoever we want, yet our choices often leave us lonely and unfulfilled,” says Fall Out Boy bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz.

“Smash the fake reality. Don’t just sit around and kill time.”

Fall Out Boy originated from Chicago’s hardcore punk scene in 2001 but they gained commercial success with the 2003 album ”Take This to Your Grave”. The band’s 2005 “From Under the Cork Tree” went double platinum and was a major label breakthrough. The band’s glory continued to rise over the years and in 2016 they were nominated for two Billboard Music Awards, Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song for their single Uma Thurman.

Their seventh studio album “MANIA” was to be released on September 15 but they pushed it back until January 19, 2018 because it wasn’t ready and felt rushed. The Mania Tour though kicks off in Cleveland on October 20. In Addition, $1 of every ticket of the tour will go towards the band’s newly launched Fall Out Boy Fund which will be supporting a number of charity organizations in the Chicago Area.

Tickets for all venues can be purchased here.

The Fall Out Boy Mania Tour

Show Date and Time: Friday, October 20, 7pm

Show Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

Age Restriction: No age restriction placed on this show

Guns N’ Roses: No Riot Act Repeated in St. Louis

31st July 2017 | Category: Concerts

Great news for all Guns N’ Roses fans!

The “Not in this Lifetime…” tour has been without any incidents to date. You still have time until November 29, 2017 to just pick a date and buy a ticket for it.

After 26 years of promising never to return to St. Louis again, Guns N’ Roses was back as a part of their ongoing tour but this time without making any trouble. In 1991, Axl Rose went down in rock history in one of the most infamous moments that happened onstage. In the middle of his performance of “Rocket Queen”, Axl abruptly stopped the show because a fan was taking pictures without permission.

Since the security did nothing to stop the individual, Axl Rose decided to jump in the crowd and take the camera himself. After returning to the stage, frustrated both with the photographer and the security, he ended the show and stormed outside. His impetuous decision led to a violent and bloody riot today known as the “Riverport Riot”. The riot resulted in dozens of arrests, 65 injured and over $200.000 property damage. Axl Rose himself was charged with four misdemeanour counts of assaults and fined $50.000. He and his band also faced numerous civil suits following the incident.

On July 27 2017, the band returned to St. Louis after a generation has passed and both the band and the city got beyond the matter. All members of the band dished some T-shirt diplomacy, wearing shirt with logos from local businesses, which may have gone over the heads of many in the audience.

“The last time we were here was half of my life ago… Half of my freaking life ago. It’s good to see you again.” said Axl and let the music do all the talking without direct addressing to the incident.

He really seemed to mean it, leading the nation’s top touring show with a marathon of 31 hits that audience enjoyed immensely. The “truce” was made and before walking out, not storming off, Axl Said “We hope to see you soon. Hopefully a lot sooner.”

The “Not in This Lifetime…” tour spanned over all continents with 130 shows scheduled. The tour kicked off on April 1, 2016 in Las Vegas and is scheduled to end on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles. It was the highest earning per-show concert tour in 2016 and the fourth highest grossing last year. The tour is a financial success and has scooped $340 million so far. Don’t miss the chance to see Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan perform together the first time since the 1993 tour.

Tickets for all venues can be purchased here.

Guns N’ Roses: Not in this Lifetime… Tour

Show Date and Time: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6pm

Show Location: Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Age Restriction: No age restriction placed on this show