90s alt-rockers Counting Crows and Matchbox 20 will team up for the “Brief History of Everything” co-headlining tour.
The tour will kick off mid-July in Spokane, Washington and hit outdoor amphitheaters across the country before wrapping up October 1st in Dallas.
Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz said the following in a press release announcing the tour: “To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob [Thomas, of Matchbox 20] from now on.” The enthusiastic frontman added “Can. Not. Wait.”
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Matchbox 20’s smash album Yourself or Someone Like You, which is certified 12x platinum.
Matchbox 20’s latest, North, was released in 2012 and Counting Crows released Somewhere Under Wonderland in 2014
Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows
7/12- Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
7/14- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
7/16- Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/18- Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/19- Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
7/21- Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/22- Paso Robles, CA @ California Mid State Fair
7/24- Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheater
7/26- Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre
7/28- Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheater
7/29- Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/31- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
8/02- Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/04- Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/06- Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
8/07- Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
8/09- Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/12- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
8/13- Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/15- Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/16- West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/19- Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
8/20- Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/22- Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/23- Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/25- Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/26- Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/28- Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
8/29- Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31- Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/02- Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
9/03- Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
9/06- Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
9/08- Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
9/09- Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
9/11- Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
9/12- Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
9/14- Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
9/16- Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Event Center
9/17- Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/20- Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
9/21- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
9/23- Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/24- Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
9/26- Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/27- Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
9/30- Spring, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/01- Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Written by Eugene
The lineup for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour has been announced. Acts appearing are as follows (alphabetical order):
The lineup was announced by tour founder Kevin Lyman at a special artist announcement party at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The tour is now in its 23rd year and will kick off June 16th in Seattle.
Vans Warped Tour 2017
6/16- Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field North Lot
6/17- Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fairgrounds
6/21- Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
6/22- Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds
6/23- Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
6/24- Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
6/25- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27- Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
6/28- Metairie, LA @ The Shrine on Airline (Zephyr Field)
6/29- Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
6/30- Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
7/01- St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/02- West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7/04- Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium
7/06- Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/07- Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/08- Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/09- Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/10- Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/11- Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/12- Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/13- Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/14- Burgettstown, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
7/15- Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/16- Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18- Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/20- Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/21- Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/22- Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/23- Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/24- Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
7/26- Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
7/27- Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/28- Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/30- Houston, TX @ NRG Park – Main Street Lot
8/01- Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)
8/04- Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/05- San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8/06- Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona
Written by Eugene
90s fans are in for a treat this fall/summer. Both The Offspring and Hanson – who each had multi-platinum-selling albums in the 90s – are gearing up for North American tours.
The Offspring’s tour will be divided into two legs – the first is almost entirely comprised of Canadian dates in July. In September, The Offspring will link back up with openers Sublime with Rome to hit outdoor venues across the country.
The Offspring have been working on new music since 2015, when they released the single “Coming for You.” Thus far, they have not announced a new album. Sublime with Rome is currently promoting their latest effort, Sirens.
Meanwhile, boy band archetype Hanson has announced the “Middle of Everywhere” tour in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their formation and the 20th anniversary of their smash album Middle of Nowhere, which was led by the iconic single “Mmmbop.”
After a run in Europe, the “Middle of Everywhere” tour will see the group to mid-sized clubs across the states in September and October
The Offspring with Sublime with Rome
7/06- Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino
7/07- Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
7/08- Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
7/10- Calgary, AB @ Cowboys Stampede
7/11- Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place
7/12- Winnipeg, MB @ RBC Convention Centre
7/14- Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Arena
7/15- London, ON @ Rock the Park Music Festival
9/08- Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/09- Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
9/12- Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/14- Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
9/15- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/16- Wantagh, NY @ Norhwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/19- Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
9/21- The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/26- Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27- Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/29- Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
9/30- Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Hanson “The Middle of Everywhere” Tour
9/12- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/13- Austin, TX @ Emos East
9/15- New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
9/16- Nashville, TN @ Wildhorse Saloon
9/17- Birmingham, Al @ Iron City
9/19- St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
9/20- Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
9/22- Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
9/23- Norfolk, VA @ Norva
9/24- Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
9/26- Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9/27- Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
9/28- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
9/30- New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
10/01- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/02- Montreal, QC @ Corona
10/04- Toronto, ON @ Danford Music Hall
10/06- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
10/07- Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/08- Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
10/10- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/11- St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/12- Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
10/14- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/15- Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot
10/17- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
10/18- Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/19- Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
10/21- Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/22- Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
10/24- San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/25- Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/27- Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Written by Eugene
This week Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast (finally) hits theaters. Movie goers have been able to purchase tickets since Valentine’s Day and big box office numbers are expected. The trailer, in a word, looks epic. It is pure Disney magic and for many reminds them of a simpler time. Who else went to the movies for the first time to see the cartoon version?
With the new movie comes a new soundtrack and this one is not for the faint of heart. John Legend and Ariana Grande take on Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson’s title track, “Beauty and the Beast”. Dion is back for an all-new song titled “How Does a Moment Last Forever”, add in a little Josh Grobon on yet another new song, “Evermore” plus all of the original songs from the cartoon featuring the movie’s stars, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen and you’ve got yourself one heck of a soundtrack!
Disney has a track record of having stellar soundtracks featuring big name stars. Most recently Moana featured Lin-Manuel Miranada and Alessia Cara. One can’t forget Frozen’s soundtrack that had both Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato sing “Let It Go” – two very different takes on one phenomenal song! Menzel’s version made it all the way to number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Looking back to 1999, Phil Collins composed the Tarzan soundtrack, and fun fact, *N SYNC was featured on one song titled, “Trashin the Camp”. That year, Collins’ song “You’ll Be in My Heart”, peaked at 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1998, before she was a “Genie in a Bottle”, Christina Aguilera sang “Reflection” on the Mulan soundtrack. Also on the soundtrack? 98 Degrees and Stevie Wonder. The boyband and Wonder sang together on “True to Your Heart”. It is also worth mentioning Donny Osmond sang “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” on the soundtrack as well as in the film, splitting voice duties with B.D. Wong for the character, Shang.
1994’s hit movie, The Lion King featuring “The Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” had Elton John at the helm of the soundtrack. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” also made its way up the Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at number 4. That song, along with “The Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata” were all nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards that year with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” taking home the golden statue.
To get even more into the spirit of Beauty and the Beast, check out John Legend's and Ariana Grande's video for "Beauty and the Beast":
Speaking of that infamous golden statue, jumping ahead to the 2018 Academy Awards, it would be quite surprising if Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast was not nominated in more than a few categories.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters nation wide, tomorrow!
Written by Kristen
With Coachella exactly a month a way it means Festival Season is about to start and soon you may find yourself at an event where a mosh pit breaks out. Now, there’s nothing like thumping bass and a screaming lead singer, or being part of a mosh pit with a pack of other crazed fans. But for the uninitiated, it can be intimidating – and how are you supposed to know what to do? It’s not like you can stop to ask the other person next to you what’s going on. Moshing has traditionally been a learn-as-you-go sport, but no longer! Just take a look at the guide below and you’ll be a seasoned veteran in no time.
0. Don’t be a jerk. Most of the other rules go back to this one in some way or another.
Written by Ashton
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced a tour of US arenas in support of his latest album, Divide.
The tour starts in late June and runs until early October.
Sheeran recently made history by being the first artist to ever have two singles simultaneously debut in the Billboard Top 10. “Shape of You,” entered at number one while “Castle on the Hill” came in a number six. In fact, due to the popularity of Divide, which recently topped one billion views on YouTube, all of the album’s 16 tracks are currently in the Top 40 Singles chart.
Sheeran’s ranking has drawn the ire of Justin Hawkins, frontman of popular early 2000’s rockers, The Darkness. “You can’t have 16 singles off one albums,” Hawkings told Australia’s Herald Sun. “You should be forced to choose a single.”
Divide was released on March 3rd through Asylum Records and topped the charts in 14 countries.
Ed Sheeran North American Tour
6/29- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
6/30- Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
7/01- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Arena
7/07- Toronto, On @ Air Canada Centre
7/09- Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
7/11- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/14- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/15- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/18- Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
7/19- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/22- Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
7/23- Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
7/25- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
7/28- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
7/29- Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
7/30- Portland, OR @ Mode Center
8/01- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
8/02- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
8/04- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
8/05- Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
8/06- San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
8/10- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
8/15- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8/17- Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
8/18- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
8/19- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
8/22- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
8/25- Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
8/29- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
8/30- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
8/31- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
9/02- Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
9/03- Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
9/05- Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Center
9/07- Louisville, KY @ KFC YUM! Center
9/08- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
9/09- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
9/12- Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
9/15- Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
9/17- St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
9/19- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/22- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
9/26- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
9/27- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
9/29- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
9/30- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/03- Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
10/06- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Written by Eugene
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the iHeart Radio Music Awards took place last night at the Forum in California and aired live on TBS.
Justin Timberlake won the first award of the night for his smash hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling” off of the animated film Trolls soundtrack. Incidentally, Dreamworks just announced there will be a Trolls 2, here’s hoping JT can strike gold again with another massive #1! With his acceptance speech Justin took time to speak to anyone who felt different, “being different means you make the difference”.
The big winner of the night wasn’t even there, Drake who entered the night with 12 nominations, the most of any other artist, won seven awards. The other big winners of the night were The Chainsmokers who took home five of their 11 nominations including Best New Artist. The Chainsmokers also performed their new songs “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Other performances included Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, who closed the show and Katy Perry. Perry debuted a new, Miley Cyrus inspired, platinum blonde pixie cut as she was flanked by child dancers dressed as laborers for her song “Chained to the Rhythm”.
Those dancers clearly won the heart of Chris Martin who brought them back on stage to accept Coldplay’s award for Best Tour. Reading from a piece of paper the young dancer said “The three of us are still looking good and feeling great. You wouldn’t believe it but we are in our late 30s. So thank you to our makeup team and stylist. If it wasn’t for this weird looking guy, we would give One Direction some good competition”.
Speaking of Miley Cyrus, she was on hand, with longer hair, to introduce her sister, Noah Cyrus who performed “Make Me (Cry)” with Labrinth. As part of her introduction Miley said “She’s who I want to be when I grow up, and that’s saying a lot because she’s a lot younger than me”.
Mars performed “Treasure” and “That’s What I like” and received the Innovator Award.
Country Artist of the Year went to performer, Thomas Rhett, Adele won Best Female Artist, Justin Bieber won Best Male Artist and Twenty One Pilots won for Best Duo/Group of the Year.
For the full list of winners, Click Here.
Written by Kristen
Thrash Metal titans Slayer will hit the road with Virginia Metalcore act Lamb of God and Polish Blackened Death Metal band Behemoth this summer.
The tour will see the bands hit outdoor amphitheaters across the country and kicks off July 12th at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota and concludes August 20th at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour will also encompass a series of festival dates.
In a press release, guitarist Kerry King said the following:
“As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it! Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events in mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends – bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!”
Pending the confirmation of a rumor of an upcoming Megadeth tour (with Meshuggah, TesseracT and Lillake; first reported by The PRP), all of the “Big Four” of Thrash Metal – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax - will be on tour this spring through summer.
Another band that announced a tour this week are grunge legends Soundgarden. They will embark on a spring tour. Support with come from The Pretty Reckless and math metal legends The Dillinger Escape Plan on select dates.
The tour starts in late April in Tampa, Florida, ends May 27th in Pryor, Oklahoma, and encompasses a series of festival dates.
Soundgarden is currently working on the follow-up to 2012’s King Animal and will team with iconic indie label Sub Pop to rerelease their 1988 debut, Ultramega OK. The newly remixed version is dubbed a “correction” by the band, who were never happy with the original mix and planned on rereleasing it almost immediately after its initial release, but scrapped their plans in favor of signing with A&M Records and working on 1989’s Louder than Love.
Slayer with Lamb of God and Behemoth
7/12- Bemidji, MN @ Sanford Center
7/13- Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2017 *
7/15- Oshkosh, WI @ Ford Festival Park (Rock USA 2017)*
7/16- Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park (Chicago Open Air Festival)
7/18- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
7/20- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
7/21- St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
7/23- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Outdoors
7/25- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/27- New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
7/28- Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
7/30- Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
8/01- Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
8/02- Denver, CO @ 1stBank Center
8/04- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
8/05- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
8/09- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/11- Eugene, OR @ The Cuthbert Amphitheater
8/12- Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre
8/14- Dawson Creek, BC Canada @ Encana Events Center
8/15- Fort McMurray, AB Canada @ SMS Equipment Stadium
8/17- Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
8/19- Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/20- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Soundgarden on Tour
4/28- Tampa, FL @ WXTV Rockfest
4/29- Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
4/30- Ft. Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
5/03- Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
5/05- Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/06- Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
5/07- Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
5/10- Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
5/12- Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR Rockfest
5/13- Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
5/14- Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
5/17- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
5/19- Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
5/20- Maryland Heights, MO @ KPNT Pointfest
5/22- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
5/25- Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
5/26- Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
5/27- Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Written by Eugene
It’s March. The New Year is more than officially underway and while new music has been pouring in since the start of the year there are notable names missing from the “new music” section. Here is a short list of artists we would like to see drop an album before the ball the drops again for 2018:
Taylor Swift – It is as if she is teasing the world, Tay-Tay and Zayne released “I Don’t Want to Live Forever”, a duet off of the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack and the video sent people into a tailspin. Reports began circulating back in 2016 that Taylor was hard at work on a follow up album to her pop smash, 1989 and had songs aimed right at ex, Tom Hiddleston. But when would she release it? There were theories she would follow her pattern of releasing new albums every other October which would have meant she needed to drop it back in 2016 however those rumors clearly proved to be unfounded. Even sadder still, while performing at a pre-Super Bowl concert Taylor was quoted as saying “By coming to this show tonight, you are attending 100 percent of this year’s tour dates”. Say it ain’t so!
Justin Timberlake – His hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling” was nominated for an Oscar and he’s now a credited film composer (The Book of Love starring wife, Jessica Biel). But aside from these two projects not much has been said in regards to a new album from Justin’s camp. What we do know is that he was in the studio with Pharrell which oddly enough, led to a collaboration with country group, Little Big Town. JT sings on their song “C’mon” off of their album, Wanderlust released in the summer of 2016. With this collaboration and having performed at the CMAs with Chris Stapleton, could he pull a reverse Taylor Swift and hit us with a country album next? After his performance at the Oscars it is clear Mr. Timberlake still has more than enough energy to fill a stage. Here’s hoping 2017 is the year of JT!
Britney Spears – With her 9th album receiving the best reviews she’s gotten in years, it is no surprise that Brit-Brit jumped right back into the studio for album number 10. There were hopes that her time at the Axis Theater in Planet Hollywood were coming to an end due to not having any shows scheduled past April that would open the door for a world tour, but, Ms. Spears just recently extended her mega-successful run with shows out through September of 2017. On the bright side? She has been photographed in a studio and she is rumored to be working with hit producer, Calvin Harris.
Calvin Harris – During a Q & A session on his Twitter back in January, a fan asked if he would release any songs this year and he answered with ‘10’. Quite the tall order for a man who considers himself more of a singles guy. He then went on a tweet spree in February explaining how excited he was to share “feel INCREDIBLE music” and that he “worked with the greatest artists of our generation”. He’s already got one song out, “Slide” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos. Other rumored collaborations? The aforementioned Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, and Kanye West. 1 down, 9 more to go!
Written by Kristen
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