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Prince’s Prolific Career Celebrated With “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince”

Just two days after the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate the unparalleled career of 38-time GRAMMY nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince by presenting “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince.” The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The special will be broadcast later in 2020 on the CBS Television Network. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase HERE. 

The special will feature a lineup of all-star artists paying tribute to Prince’s unprecedented influence on music, including GRAMMY Award-winning artists Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind & Fire, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, and Usher; and singer/songwriter Susanna Hoffs. Plus, a historic joint performance by several of Prince’s most celebrated musical friends and collaborators, including GRAMMY Award-winning band the Revolution, past GRAMMY Award nominee Sheila E., and Prince-formed funk band Morris Day And The Time. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Prince’s start in music broke grounds by successfully negotiating with Warner Bros. Records to not only let him produce his 1978 debut album, For You, but to play all 27 instruments featured on the album. In 1984, Prince achieved international fame with the release of his album and film, Purple Rain. He has more than 40 RIAA certifications, ranging from platinum to diamond. His catalog includes 19 Top 10 singles and five No. 1 hits, including the GRAMMY-winning “Kiss,” as well as five chart-topping albums, including the GRAMMY-winning Purple Rain. Prince has garnered seven GRAMMY Awards, and 38 GRAMMY nominations, and he was presented with the Academy’s President’s Merit Award in 1985. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Icon Award at the 2013 Billboard Awards. Releasing nearly 40 studio albums, Prince has solidified his mark as one of the most influential artists of all time. 

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Taylor Swift Announces U.S. Tour For 2020 — And It’s Only Hitting Two Cities

Taylor Swift has announced her only U.S. concert dates in 2020 and the tour is only hitting two cities. The tour dates are slated for July 25-26 at the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and for July 31-Aug. 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The two two-day events have been christened Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East. Opening acts for the dates will be announced soon.

With Lover Fest West, Swift will make history, becoming the first woman in history to open an NFL stadium. The concerts will begin SoFi Stadium’s inaugural year of events, as the facility prepares to become the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers and to host Super Bowl LVI and the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

In August, Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s albums chart.

Tickets for Swift’s Lover Fests go on sale to the general public on Oct. 17, following Ticketmaster Verified Fan and Capital One presales.

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The Little Mermaid: An Immersive Live-to-Film Concert Experience Is Coming To The Hollywood Bowl On May 17 & 18

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert is coming to the Hollywood Bowl on May 17 and 18.

The event celebrates the film written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with two evenings of music that include Glee’s Lea Michele as Ariel, Mrs. Doubtfire’s Harvey Fierstein as Ursula and Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong fame who has appeared in Disney films like Coco and the Cars trilogy, appearing as The Little Mermaid’s lobster-loving Chef Louis.  

The live show will also feature Peter Gallagher as King Triton, Leo Gallo as Prince Eric and Ken Page as Sebastian, taking place at the “Hollywood Fish Bowl Dive-In Theatre” with plans to remake the iconic venue into an ocean paradise. Music from the Oscar and Grammy-winning score, as well as Broadway’s The Little Mermaid, will be performed by a live orchestra led by conductor Michael Kosarin, followed by an encore from the film’s composer Alan Menken, whose credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas.

To recreate the feeling of an underwater night out at the “dive-in,” the evening will include “a full program of aquatically-themed previews of coming attractions, nostalgic animated snack bar commercials and the 1938 Silly Symphony cartoon ‘Merbabies’ featuring the world premiere of a live original score composed and performed by 17-year-old piano sensation Emily Bear,” according to a press release. “Audiences are also invited to participate in a Little Mermaid-themed costume contest and unique photo opportunities to get them in the spirit before the show starts.”

Award-winning creative studio Mousetrappe will utilize projection mapping technology to transforms the facade of the 19,000-capacity venue into an underwater paradise that comes alive with marine life and fauna. Little Mermaid Live is directed by Richard Kraft and produced by Laura Engel & Kraft, Columbia Artists’ Tim Fox and Alison Ahart Williams, and Live Nation’s Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva, in association with Disney Concerts.

Tickets go on sale Friday (April 5) at 10 a.m. PT. Presales are available for American Express card members. Click HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.

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Lineup Announced For Woodstock 50

Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair announced the official lineup of its three-day 50th anniversary celebration today, with more than 80 musical acts. Taking place on its 50th anniversary weekend, Aug. 16-18, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The most iconic music festival in American history is bringing peace, love and music back for a new generation of fans. Woodstock 50’s lineup reflects its mission –uniting people in a shared experience with great artists and encouraging active support of equality, inclusion and a shared sustainable future

Legacy acts, in addition to original Woodstock ’69 icons Santana and Dead & Company, include Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, David Crosby and Friends, John Fogerty, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian and Melanie. 

Scheduled on Aug. 16, Friday: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, Grandson, Fever 333, Larkin Poe, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb and more. 

Scheduled on Aug. 17, Saturday: Chance The Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko And Medicine For The People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, SiR, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert, IAMDDB. and more. 

Scheduled on Aug. 18, Sunday: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monáe, Young the Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo The Devil, Liz Brasher and more.

The entire lineup can be viewed here.

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Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life Is Coming To The Greek Theatre In Los Angeles On October 6

Are you ready for this? It’s Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life on October 6 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The entertainment icon hosts some of the biggest names in comedy, music and late night with appearances from Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani and Jerrod Carmichael among others.  Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers has assembled an MVP musical line up that Ferrell has dubbed Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars, featuring Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brad Paisley and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

The show benefits Cancer for College which provides college scholarships to low-income, high-achieving cancer survivors. It’s really will be the best night of your life!

Order tickets HERE.

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Pearl Jam Boston Fenway Concert Poster by Tom Whalen

Posters and Toys will sell copies of Tom Whalen’s new Boston Fenway concert poster for Pearl Jam tomorrow Friday, September 14th at 2PM Central Time.

Pearl Jam – Fenway by Tom Whalen
18″ x 24″ Screenprint
Artist Edition of 300
$45

Pearl Jam – Fenway (Variant) by Tom Whalen
18″ x 24″ Screenprint
Edition of 100
$100

Order Link.

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Paul McCartney To Livestream Special New York Concert  On September 7, 2018 On YouTube

Over the last few days, Paul McCartney has been teasing fans and hinting at something coming this week in New York City. 

Yesterday he confirmed that he will be joining forces with YouTube Originals to livestream a secret concert via his channel this coming Friday September 7th to celebrate the release of his new album Egypt Station.

Fans will be able to tune in to watch Paul perform tracks from Egypt Station along with Beatles, Wings and solo classics from 8:00pm (ET). The venue is rumored to be Grand Central Station.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Is Getting A 25th Anniversary Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Danny Elfman singing live to film at a special two-night concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Elfman, who voiced and sang as the King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, in the Tim Burton-Henry Selick classic, will be joined by other original castmembers including Catherine O’Hara, who played Sally, and Ken Page, who performed Oogie Boogie, in what is being described as an immersive experience that includes live scenery projections, a live orchestra and guest artists.

The concert will take place October 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. This is the third time Nightmare is getting the live concert treatment at the Bowl. It first played to a sold-out crown over the 2015 Halloween weekend and then returned for three nights in 2016 due to overwhelming demand.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. via all Ticketmaster outlets, with a special American Express presale starting Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. and ending Sept. 7 at 10 p.m.

The concert is being produced by Laura Engel and Richard Kraft, Tim Fox and Alison Ahart Williams, as well as Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts.

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Brandi Carlile To Perform At The GRAMMY Museum On July 12, 2018

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated Brandi Carlile with her longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman on July 12, 2018.

The band is currently in the midst of an extensive nationwide tour in celebration of their breakthrough new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which debuted earlier this year at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and Number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the Seattle-based group. Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, the album continues to receive overwhelming acclaim, including recent “Best Albums of 2018” coverage at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and more.

The new album follows last year’s Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. The special project – featuring cover songs performed by Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price, Jim James and more along with a forward by Barack Obama – has raised nearly one million dollars to date.

Beloved by fans and critics alike, the band has performed sold-out concerts across the world, including shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall and the Ryman Auditorium and has appeared on various TV shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Conan and CBS This Morning.

Tickets go on sale June 21, 2018. Click HERE for more info.

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Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Festival

Chris Hardwick has decided to create and host a new music, comedy and comic book festival called ID10T. The festival will take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Silicon Valley, June 24-25.

With bands like Weezer, Ok Go, Car Seat Headrest, Girl Talk, and TV on the Radio on the music side and comedians like Demetri Martin, Michael Ian Black, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, and Michael Che on the comedy side, this event is going to be packed with a ton of talented people.

There will also be a Mad Decent dance tent featuring people like Madeon, Zeds Dead, and Troyboi to keep the party going.

Of course, what makes a great festival isn’t just great acts. It’s creating a holistic experience for guests, mixing the festival spirit with a bit of Comic-Con indebted convention fun. So not only is cosplay encouraged for ID10T, but you can expect to see exhibitors like Boom! Studios, Oni Press, Valiant Comics, and Insight Editions, among others. The event is also still accepting exhibitor applicants, so that list will definitely continue to grow.

ID10T will be a fantastic marriage of all the things you love about concerts, live comedy, with a dash of Comic-Con.

Click HERE for more information.

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