Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Jay Z Lead MTV VMA Nominations

20th July 2018 | Category: Concerts

MTV has announced nominations for MTV Video Music Awards 2018 and we can freely say “Oh Boy”! Hip-hop acts raked up the most nominations and it will definitely be a night to remember.

This year’s top act is Cardi B which earned ten nominations, five of which are for her remix with Bruno Mars “Finesse”. Bruno Mars has six nominations himself and both artists are facing off in the Artist of the Year category as well.

Cardi B had an amazing year! The rapper released her debut studio album “Invasion of Privacy” this year while she was also named to Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world and gave birth to daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus and now she is on her way to dominate MTV VMA.

You can see these talented artists on their ongoing joint tour across North America.

The 90s-inspired music video collaboration between Bruno Mars and Cardi B “Finesse” is competing in the Video of the Year category against Beyoncé and Jay Z, now recognized as the duo The Carters, and their song “APESHIT”. This video is from their surprise joint album called Everything is Love. This amazing music video was set in the Louvre Museum in Paris. They scoped eight nominations and are currently on their world tour On the Run II.

Tickets for all dates can be found here.

The power couple is trailed by “This Is America” talent Childish Gambino and “God’s Plan” rapper Drake, with seven nominations each, as well as the newly engaged Ariana Grande and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello with five each. Camilla Cabello is currently on the road as an opener for Taylor Swift. Young Thug and singer Khalid have four nominations each.

MTV VMAs will be aired on 20 August from Radio City Music Hall and we expect nothing less but spectacle!

“It has already been a monumental year in music, and this year’s ‘VMAs’ will take things to a whole new level,” said Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom. “The extraordinary group of nominees have amazed us with their talent and inspired us with their creativity – and when you get them together for one night, anything is possible.”

Bruno Mars &Cardi B Tour

Show Date and Time: Friday, 7 September 2018, 8pm

Show Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

Age Restriction: all ages

Talor Swift Leads the Hot Tours This July

16th July 2018 | Category: Concerts

Taylor Swift leads the Billboard’s Hot Tours tally thanks to her sold out shows in Ohio and Louisville as she heads into her third leg of her Reputation tour as the world’s biggest ticket draw.

There are still plenty of dates before she wraps up her tour on 6 October in Arlington so don’t miss your chance and buy your tickets here.

Taylor leads Kenny Chesney on Billboard’s Hot Tour list dated 14 July thanks to two sold-out dates at high-capacity stadiums in Louisville and Ohio on 30 June and 7 July. The Ohio Stadium set is the top grosser with 63,000 tickets sold and Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium sold 52,000. The two shows raked $11.5 million for the pop singer.

Swift has just returned from a string of dates in the UK and these two dates mark the beginning of Reputation’s third run which will culminate at a two-day stint in Arlington, Texas. Charli XCX and Camila Cabello are opening acts and Messina Touring Group is promoting this No. 1 tour. Billboard previously reported that Reputation tour could potentially earn as much as $400 million overall.

Kenny Chesney’s tour Trip Around the Sun raked $11 million among five reported dates between 28 June at Utah’s USANA Amphitheatre and 7 July at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field with 137,109 sold tickets.Shania Twain is on the third place with total earnings $4.62 million and 50,676 sold tickets among four performances between 6 Juneand 4 July.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill are currently on 4 place with $4.37 million grossed among six dates between 26 June and 8 July while U2 landed on fifth place with only one date at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and $1.59 million. Also making the top 10 are Maroon 5, the Dave Matthews Band, Vance Joy, Sam Smith and Fish Fest.

One of the world’s leading contemporary recording artists, topped the US and UK charts with her sixth album “Reputation” and singles “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Delicate”. She also became the first act to have four albums sell one million copies within one week in the US and the youngest woman on the Forbe’s top earning women in music. It seems like sky is the limit for Taylor so we can expect a lot more “firsts” from this talented singer.

You can find tickets for all Reputation dates here.

Reputation Tour

Show Date and Time: Friday, 3 August, 2018, 7pm

Show Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Age Restriction: all ages

Noah Cyrus to Embark on First Headlining Tour

13th July 2018 | Category: Concerts

Great news for all fans of the talented Cyrus family! The youngest, Noah Cyrus, is kicking her debut tour this fall. North American concert tour is produced by Live Nation and is scheduled to start on 22 September in Ft. Lauderdale and Wrap up in 24 October in Portland. Buy your tickets on time here and see if Noah is as talented as her more famous family members.

Noah announced her first tour on Monday explaining she can’t wait to interact with the fans at her own tour. Last year, Cyrus opened for Katy Perry for two months of the pop star’s Witness world tour. Noah also took the stage at the past two editions of the Coachella music festival and she recently sold out her first Los Angeles headline show at the Troubadour.

“I’ve been waiting for such a long time to travel and see my fans who have been supporting me the last couple of years. I can’t wait for them to come experience this sad girl’s dream world. We’re either gonna dance or cry the night away,” Cyrus said in a statement.

After the Florida performance on 22 September, the singer will visit Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Houston and many more before she wraps up in Portland, Oregon. Prepare to sing and dance whole night.

Cyrus is the younger sister of pop star Miley Cyrus and the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus so the music runs in her veins. Her dad is her biggest music idol but she also admitted she loves Lady Gaga for her honesty and realness with fans. Lady Gaga taught her how to stay true to herself. Noah admires her because she doesn’t care what everyone else thinks. She also mentions Sam Smith, Sky Ferreira, Ed Sheeran, and Johnny Cash as other artists that make her list of influencers.

She may be young, but her style of singing is anything but amateur. The young singer stepped into the spotlight in 2016 with the single “Make Me (Cry)” in collaboration with Labrinth. She has also collaborated with artists including XXXTentacion, MAX, Marshmello, Alan Walker and MØ.Het other popular singles include “Chasing Colors”, “Stay Together”, “Almost Famous” and “Again”. In 2017, she was named as the Top 30 Most Influential Teens by Time.

The tour will launch her career and she’ll officially emerge from her sister’s and father’s shadow. Her debut album is also expected to come out at fall so the tour kicks off just in time. Tickets for all dates can be bought here.

The Good Cry Tour

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 22 September, 2018, 7pm

Show Location: Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Age Restriction: all ages

Show Duration: tba

Charlie Puth Embarks On Tour This July

25th June 2018 | Category: Concerts

The New Jersey teen-pop vocal star, Charlie Puth is embarking on a nationwide tour this July for almost three months so gear up and buy your tickets on time. The summer concert trek kicks off on 11 July in Toronto and ends in West Palm Beach on 1 September.

Charlie announced his extensive tour back in December via his social media while his sophomore album wasn’t out yet but he promised his fans they will be blown-away. He released few singles last year, worked on the Voicenotes album and spent a heavy amount of 2017 touring as an opening act for Shawn Mendes and his Illuminate Tour. He also performed at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball tour. But now, he is ready to hit the road with the biggest headlining tour of his career, the Voicenotes Tour.

His summer leg hits 32 cities across North America, including Boston, Toronto, New York, Charlotte and Chicago in July. Some performances in August will be held at fantastic amphitheaters including a17 August show in San Diego at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, as well as a14 August show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and a 15 August show at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine. All cities and tour dates can be found here.

Multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld will be main support on all dates. This singer and actress has scored few hits but is still growing popularity and hopes the tour will help her propel her music career to the next level.

Puth posted videos on YouTube singing hit songs by other artists while he was a Berklee College of Music graduate. His YouTube popularity led to his signing a major label record deal, scoring a hit single, “Marvin Gaye,” in 2015 and releasing his love ballad-packed debut album in 2016.  Puth co-wrote and sang on Wiz Khalifa’s chart-topping “Furious 7” movie soundtrack hit “See You Again,” which resulted in a video that now has more than 3 billion views. The single really launched his career. Charlie kicked off the second era of his career this spring when he released his single “Attention,” which took its time establishing itself as another hit for Puth. It eventually became his highest-charting solo single, and he quickly followed it up with fan favorite “How Long,” which is also doing well.

Voicenotes Tour

Show Date and Time: Wednesday, 11 July, 2018, 7:30

Show Location: Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario

Show Duration: TBA

Midtown Festival Announce Spectacular Lineup

21st June 2018 | Category: Concerts

Midtown has announced the lineup for this year’s edition of Midtown Festival and all we can say it is pretty spectacular.

Fans would have the opportunity to listen to their favourite artists rocking out Atlanta’s Piedmont Park this fall. Tickets for the festival can be found here.

Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy will headline the festival so brush up on their most famous singles and get ready to sing-along. American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer will definitely add some value to the festival considering the fact his 2018 album Damn became the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Thirty Seconds To Mars are currently kicking off their summer tour but will make a stop in Georgia to take part in this festival. First Aid Kit is reemerging after putting out a new album for the first time in four years in January. Some of the other big names that will make an appearance include Foster the People, Portugal, The Man, Gucci Mane, Khalid and Rainbow Kitten Surprise.  Smaller names making an appearance include Maggie Rogers who recently released a new single, Yuno, who just released their debut album after signing to Sub Pop, and Two Feet, a solo project by New York musician Bill Dress.

“Music Midtown is one of Atlanta’s greatest traditions and Georgia’s largest music festival. This year’s lineup and experience represents our city,” Live Nation Atlanta President Peter Conlon said in a news release. “We started this festival 25 years ago. It was the first of its kind, and it has been exciting to watch it grow with Atlanta.”

The Revivalists, Kacey Musgraves, Sylvan Esso, Børns, Billie Eilish,Bazzi, Awolnation, Chromeo, Butch Walker,K.Flay, Arizona, Twin Shadow, Robert DeLong, lovelytheband, Saint Jhn, Black Pistol Fire, Sir, The Aces, Mattiel, Arthur Buck and Berklee College of Music will also perform this year and try to repeat the 2017 success when Bruno Mars, Future, Blink-182, DuaLipa, Wiz Kalifa and Mumford & Sons blew our minds with their fantastic performances and attracted more than 70,000 visitors.

Grab your festival gear and head to Atlanta on 15 and 16 September because Midtown plans to be better than ever.

Two-day pass can be purchased here.

Midtown Festival

Show Date and Time: 15 and 16 September, 2018, 3:30pm

Show Location: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Show Duration: TBA