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Tuesday
Apr252017

In This Moment schedules summer leg of Half God/Half Devil tour

Atlantic/RoadrunnerIn This Moment is currently in the middle of their Half God/Half Devil tour, and now they've added a summer leg. The newly announced outing will kick off June 20 in Peoria, Illinois and will conclude August 5 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Visit InThisMomentOfficial.com for ticket info.

Joining In This Moment on the summer tour will be Motionless in White, ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's new band Vimic, and "rock and roll burlesque" troupe Little Miss Nasty. Additionally, Starset will provide support on select dates.

Along with the headlining dates, In This Moment will open for Avenged Sevenfold at a show in Mt Pleasant, Michigan on June 19, and they'll be supporting Papa Roach at a stop in El Paso, Texas on June 23.

The spring leg of In This Moment's Half God/Half Devil tour will conclude May 6 with the band's set at the Carolina Rebellion festival.

Here are In This Moment's summer tour dates:

6/19 -- Mt Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino*
6/20 -- Peoria, IL, Limelight
6/21 -- Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall
6/23 -- El Paso, TX, Streetfest**
6/24 -- Lubbock, TX, Lonestar Pavilion
6/25 -- Abilene, TX, Abilene Civic Center
6/27 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
6/28 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
7/1 -- North Myrtle Beach, SC, House Of Blues
7/2 -- Norfolk, VA, The Norva
7/3 -- Lancaster, PA, Freedom Hall
7/5 -- Portland, ME, State Theatre
7/7 -- Asbury Park, NJ, Asbury Park Convention Hall
7/11 -- Rockford, IL, Coronado Theatre
7/12 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, McGrath Amphitheater
7/14 -- Mansfield, OH, Ink in the Clink
7/15 -- Inwood, WV, Shiley Acres Farm
7/19 -- Little Rock, AR, Metroplex
7/21 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Amphitheatre
7/22 -- Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom
7/23 -- Midland, TX, La Hacienda Center
7/25 -- Wichita, KS, The Cotillion
7/26 -- Des Moines, IA, 7 Flags Event Center
7/28 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theater
7/29 -- Rochester, MN, Mayo Civic Auditorium
7/30 -- Fargo, ND, Fargo Civic Auditorium
8/1 -- Bismarck, ND, Bismarck Event Center
8/3 -- Billings, MT, Shrine Auditorium
8/4 -- Sturgis, SD, Ironhorse Saloon
8/5 -- Lincoln, NE, Centennial Mall & M Street

*opening for Avenged Sevenfold
**opening for Papa Roach

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Lorde to headline 2017 Bumbershoot festival 

Brendan WalterThe Emerald City will receive an extra dose of "Green Light" this fall when Lorde headlines the 2017 edition of the Bumbershoot festival, held September 1-3 in Seattle.

Joining Lorde on the Bumbershoot lineup are Weezer, Spoon, Kaleo, Highly Suspect, Haim and X Ambassadors, among others.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Visit Bumbershoot.com for the full lineup and ticket info.

Lorde, who just played Coachella, has a number of festival dates on her 2017 schedule, including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Lorde adds two more festivals to her schedule 

Brendan WalterTwo major festivals can now boast Lorde in their lineups: the New Zealand star will perform at both Seattle's Bumbershoot festival and the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas this fall.

Bumbershoot, held September 1-3, also features X Ambassadors, Flo Rida, Lil Yachty, Big Sean and many other acts. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Visit Bumbershoot.com for the full lineup and ticket info.

Life Is Beautiful takes place September 22-24 in Las Vegas, and in addition to Lorde, the lineup features Blink-182, Wiz Khalifa, Kiesza, Muse and tons more.  Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PT. For all your Life Is Beautiful needs, visit LifeIsBeautiful.com.

Lorde, who just played Coachella, has a number of other festival dates on her 2017 schedule, including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.  Her new album, Melodrama, is out June 16.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Mike Rutherford open to Genesis reunion

Fred Duval/FilmMagicMight we be able to add Genesis to the list of superstar rock reunions? Mike Rutherford, for one, says he'd be down with that.

The guitarist/bassist tells England’s Daily Mirror the group’s 50th anniversary offers the opportunity for he, keyboardist Tony Banks and singer/drummer Phil Collins to perhaps do a few shows together.  If it happens -- and it's a big "if" -- it would mark the first Genesis concerts since the trio’s reunion tour a decade ago, after which Collins retired due to ongoing medical issues.

Rutherford says thoughts of reuniting coincided with both he and Collins publishing recent memoirs.

Mike explains, “I think both of us have gone through this [period of] slightly looking back in our lives in writing the book. I came away, as he did too, with a feeling of what an incredible time we’ve had. How lucky we’ve been. And more importantly, what a great friendship we’ve had.”

He didn't address whether original lead singer Peter Gabriel, who split from Genesis in 1975, or guitarist Steve Hackett, who departed two years later for a solo career, might be involved in any reunion or anniversary celebration.

Regarding their friendships, Rutherford says, "Obviously, all of us, but especially the three of us -- myself, [Phil] and Tony -- it was quite a special relationship.”

Collins recently announced he'd be coming out of retirement to do a series of concerts in London, Cologne, Germany; Paris and Dublin, Ireland in June. A few of those shows will feature opening sets from Rutherford’s long-running band Mike + The Mechanics, who recently issued their eighth album, Let Me Fly.

Tuesday
Apr252017

Harry Styles signs up for week-long residency on "The Late Late Show"

Harley WeirHarry Styles will be gracing your late night TV screens with a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with James Corden next month.

Following the release of his debut solo album, the singer will perform a new song each night starting Monday, May 15 and going through Thursday, May 18. He’ll also join fellow Brit Corden for various Late Late Show segments.

Harry’s self-titled debut album, featuring his first single “Sign of the Times,” will be released May 12.  

While promoting the album on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this week, Harry received some insightful questions from Ed Sheeran. Ed, who has written songs for One Direction in the past, asked Harry in a recorded message: "What was the process of this album? How many songs did you write, where did you make it and how long have you been making it for and did you enjoy making it?"

Harry said he worked on the album for three weeks before taking a break for five months to film the movie Dunkirk. He then returned to the studio in July and continuing working on songs until the end of the year. He said he wrote about 30 full songs during that time and then whittled it down.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Madonna says anyone who tries to tell her story is a "fool" 

Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCOne person who won't be buying a ticket for a planned Madonna biopic?  Madonna herself.

Following a report that Universal plans to make a movie called Blond Ambition, focusing on Madonna's early career, the Queen of Pop took to Instagram to denounce the project.

Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story," she captioned a 1980s'-era photo of herself. "Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."

While Madonna has starred in any number of films -- from Desperately Seeking Susan and the documentary Truth or Dare, to Evita and the James Bond flick Die Another Day -- she's never told her story in movie or book form. The day she decides to spill it all, though, expect a multi-million-dollar bidding war.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Darius Rucker goes undercover for a new spin on a reality hit

ABC/Image Group LACBS is putting a celebrity spin on its reality hit Undercover Boss, and Darius Rucker will be the first star to try out the new take on the show.

Using state-of-the-art prosthetic makeup, the series will disguise the Hootie & the Blowfish front man as he heads to Austin, Texas to look for new talent. Along the way, he’ll work as a roadie, host an open mic night, and scour Austin’s famed Sixth Street for stand-out street performers.

You can check out Darius’s episode of Celebrity Undercover Boss when it premieres May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

All aboard: Blackstreet, Salt N Pepa, Naughty by Nature and more to perform on I Love the 90's cruise

Photo Courtesy of Ship-HopIf you still long for the days of rocking overalls and FUBU hoodies while jamming to Blackstreet and Salt N Pepa, you're in luck. Both groups, among others, are set to perform next year on the Ship-Hop Starring I Love the 90's Tour cruise. 

Fans will spend four days of '90s fun on the high seas, grooving to the iconic bands and artists of that decade, including Naughty by Nature, Kid N' Play, All-4-One, Vanilla IceColor Me BaddCoolioSisqoTone LocBiz MarkieRob BaseDJ Kool and C+C Music Factory.  

The cruise will set sail January 11, 2018 from Miami on the Carnival Sensation, and stop at Key West and the Mexican island of Cozumel. Cabins go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET via shiphop.com

Tickets for the popular I Love the 90's and I Love the 90's - The Party Continues tours are currently on sale as well.  

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Tuesday
Apr252017

The Roots to perform at Live Nation's National Concert Day NYC Event

Photo Courtesy of Live NationSome of the artists who'll be hitting the road this summer will gather in New York City on May 1 for a special concert and event to promote Live Nation's National Concert Day.

The Roots will perform at the concert, held at New York's Irving Plaza, along with stars of rock, pop and country.  

It's the kickoff to Live Nation's Summer Ticket Promotion, which will which will make more than a million tickets to a variety of summer tours available for just 20 bucks, all in, with no additional fees.

Among the summer tours for which the $20 tickets will be available: Chris BrownEarth, Wind & FireCHIC featuring co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nile Rodgers and Future.

Also included are package tours featuring New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men, Jermaine Dupri's SoSoSUMMER 17 tour, Lionel Richie with special guest Mariah Carey, and Nelly with country stars Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane.

The on-sale for the promotion stars May 2 at 8 a.m. local time, and runs for one week. 

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Slam dunk: Drake to host first-ever NBA awards this summer 

Dan MartensenThe first-ever NBA awards show will be broadcast in June and Drake, one of music's biggest basketball fans and a former ESPY Awards emcee, is set to host the show. 

Taking place at Pier 36's Basketball City facility in New York, the ceremony will honor a number of the league's top players and leaders with awards such as NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.  

Finalists for some additional fan-voted categories will be revealed this Thursday on TNT's Inside the NBA program. 

Information on performers and celebrity presenters who will appear on the show will be announced at a later date.  

The NBA Awards on TNT airs Monday, June 26, with coverage of the event starting at 9 p.m. ET.  

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Shania Twain readies "Life's About to Get Good" for June, ahead of full-length album in September

Brian Bowen Smith/NBCShania Twain’s new single “Life’s About to Get Good” is on the way in June, followed by her first album in 15 years in September.  

Fans will have the chance to hear the new song this Saturday night, as the Canadian superstar performs  it for the first time at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California.  

“I was at home looking out at the ocean,” Shania recalls of writing the tune, “and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a feeling-sorry-for-myself song.”

So the country/pop icon decided to channel that into her music.

“You can’t have the good without the bad,” she reflects. “And that’s what the song ended up being about.”

Shania has previously said she worked out many of her emotions surrounding her divorce from her husband and longtime collaborator, Mutt Lange, on the new record. So far, we don't know what the album will be called.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Kellie Pickler's new talk show -- executive produced by Faith Hill -- set to premiere from Nashville this fall

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesKellie Pickler will star in a new daytime talk show, executive-produced by Faith Hill, that’s set to debut this fall.

The as-yet-untitled lifestyle program will originate from Nashville, and be co-hosted by New York City-based journalist Ben Aaron, who's married to Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee.

“We will bring a little bit of southern charm and inspiration to our viewers, alongside insights from top tastemakers and experts in many areas,” Faith says.

“Kellie is very much southern while Ben is everything New York,” Faith adds. “Complete opposites, but together their chemistry is magic and our viewers are going to love them.”

The syndicated show will premiere on Monday, September 18.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Fans' reaction to Hillary Scott's LaBellum fashions? We "Need You Now"

Bryan Kasm/HSNDuring the recent two-day launch of her new LaBellum line of fashions on HSN, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott sure left ‘em wanting more.

Eight of the items in Hillary’s collection instantly sold out, including a lace-up blouse and a faux-suede vest.

Though she’s surely used to success in the musical arena by now, the “You Look Good” hitmaker says her good fortune in fashion has left her stunned.

“I could not have asked for a warmer welcome to the whole experience…” Hillary says. “I was so excited that we sold out one piece, but to keep hearing that piece after piece was sold out just completely blew me away!”

You can peruse what’s left of the initial run of LaBellum at HSN.com now, but there’s also more on the way. Hillary will debut a new collection in July.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Why Tim & Faith are "Madea's" favorite country stars

ABC/Image Group LAIt looks like the man behind Madea is a big fan of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

“I saw one of the best concerts I’ve seen in years! Tim & Faith #Soul2Soul tour,” entertainment mogul Tyler Perry tweeted, after taking in this weekend’s Atlanta-area show.

“Trying to find another city to go again,” he added, along with a photo of both Tim and Faith onstage. “I love these two!”

“Great to see ya man,” Tim answered. “Come on out whenever you want!”

In addition to starring in the hit Madea movie franchise, Perry also writes, produces and directs multiple series for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel, including The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor.

Tyler’s next chances to see Tim and Faith are this week in St. Louis, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

One on One + 14: Paul McCartney adds tour dates

MJ Kim/MPL Communications LtdFans in over a dozen more cities will have a chance to go One on One with Paul McCartney.

McCartney has announced 14 additional dates for the North American leg of his One on One tour, beginning July 5 in Miami, Florida. The dates include four cities the former Beatle has never played before: Duluth, Georgia; Bossier City, Louisiana; Wichita, Kansas; and Syracuse, New York. 

A July 25 show in Tinley Park, Illinois goes on sale April 29, with tickets for the other dates going on sale May 1 and May 5, respectively, depending on the show. Full information is available at McCartney’s official website.

McCartney is touring with the same band that's accompanied him for more than a decade: guitarist Rusty Anderson, bassist/guitarist Brian Ray, keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. Check out exclusive rehearsal footage here.

Here are Paul McCartney's updated One on One North American tour dates:

7/5 – Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
7/10 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/13 – Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
7/15 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
7/19 – Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
7/21 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
7/23 – Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/25 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park
9/11 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/15 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/19 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/ 23 – Syracuse, NY, Carrier Dome
9/ 26 – Uniondale, NY, NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/1 -- Detroit MI, Little Caesars Arena

Tuesday
Apr252017

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar album tracks invade "Billboard" chart

Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope RecordsWell, damn. Thirteen songs from Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN. have landed on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week.  

On Monday, the rapper's first single from the disc, "HUMBLE." knocked Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" out of the top spot to take over the chart at #1.  

But the other 13 tracks from the album have now debuted at various spots on the chart as well.

"DNA." is at #4; "Loyalty." at #14; "Element." at #16; "Love." #18; "Yah." and "XXX." at numbers 32 and 33 respectively, while "Feel." is at #35; "Pride." is at #37; "Lust." is at #42; "Fear." is #50; "Blood." is #54.; "God." is #58 and "Duckworth." is #63. 

Kendrick's career has experienced a spectacular upswing since releasing DAMN. earlier this month: "HUMBLE." became his second #1 Hot 100 track and first as a lead artist.

In addition, DAMN debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 this week with the biggest-first week numbers of any album so far this year.

Kendrick also recently announced his 17-city DAMN. tour, with special guests Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday.  

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Nickelback to celebrate National Concert Day at NYC show

Courtesy of Live NationNickelback will be playing a special show at New York City's Irving Plaza in honor of National Concert Day, held May 1.

National Concert Day, started by event promoter Live Nation, celebrates fans who buy concert tickets, as well as the artists, managers and venue staff who make those shows possible. The show's lineup also includes Foreigner, The Roots, Daughtry, country singer Jason Aldean and Latin star Prince Royce.

In addition, Live Nation will celebrate National Concert Day the week of May 1 by offering $20 tickets to a variety of summer tours. Eligible tours include Kings of Leon, Deftones with Rise Against, Muse with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Korn with Stone Sour, Incubus with Jimmy Eat World, and Depeche Mode.

For all info on National Concert Day, visit LiveNation.com.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

OneRepublic, Matchbox Twenty, Adam Lambert & more participating in Live Nation's National Concert Day NYC Event 

Courtesy of Live NationMany of the artists who'll be hitting the road this summer will gather in New York City on May 1 for a special concert and event to promote Live Nation's National Concert Day.

Daughtry and Nickelback will be among the artists performing at the event, held at New York's Irving Plaza.  Artists who'll be chatting with the media at the same event include OneRepublic, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty, Adam Lambert, Phillip Phillips, The Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and more.

The event is the kickoff to the Live Nation's Summer Ticket Promotion, which will make more than a million tickets to a variety of summer tours available for just 20 bucks, all in, no additional fees.  The on-sale for the promotion stars May 2 at 8 a.m. local time, and runs for one week.

The $20 promotion includes tours from all those artists we just named, as well as tours from Train, Enrique Iglesias, Lifehouse, the package tour featuring New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men, and many more.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Muse, Lorde, Blink-182 to headline 2017 Life Is Beautiful festival

Credit: Danny ClinchMuse, Lorde and Blink-182 are all headed to Sin City this fall to headline the 2017 Life Is Beautiful festival, held September 22-24 in Las Vegas.

The lineup also includes previously announced headliner Gorillaz, plus The xx, Cage the Elephant, MGMT, Milky Chance, Dreamcar, Two Door Cinema Club, Mondo Cozmo, Haim, The Revivalists, Slightly Stoopid and COIN, among many more.

Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PT. For all your Life Is Beautiful needs, visit LifeIsBeautiful.com.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Coldplay's "Up&Up" video wins Webby Award

Image Group LA/ABCColdplay has been honored for their online skills by the Webby Awards, which celebrate "the best of the Internet."

The band's video for their A Head Full of Dreams track "Up&Up" won the Webby for Best Music Video, beating out the likes of Beyonce's "Formation" and Miike Snow's "Genghis Khan."

The "Up&Up" video was also nominated for the Best Music Video Grammy this year, but "Formation" went home with that award.

Coldplay are old hands at the Webby Awards: they won previously in 2015 for their animated "Ink" video.

The 2017 Webby winners will be celebrated during an awards ceremony held Monday, May 15 in New York City.

Meanwhile, if you want to check out Coldplay's skills outside of the Internet, you can catch them on their North American tour this summer, starting August 1 in NYC.

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