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Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert To Stream On YouTube On May 15

Queen and Eagle Rock Entertainment have partnered with The Mercury Phoenix Trust to present a Special YouTube Premiere Screening of The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.

This Friday, May 15th the Official Queen YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/queen) will be premiering a special stream of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as part of the ongoing fight with COVID-19, with all donations supporting the World Health Organisation. Google.org is matching $2 for every $1 donated. This ongoing Google/YouTube UN Foundation campaign fundraiser is running through June 30, 2020. The concert will be available for 48 hours only.

Click HERE to watch on Friday at 7pm (BST) / 2pm (EST) / 11am (PST)

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place on Easter Monday, 20th April 1992 at Wembley Stadium in front of a 72,000 sold-out crowd and global broadcast audience of over one billion. The concert was a tribute to Queen’s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS on 24 November 1991. Queen’s remaining members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon were joined on stage by many of the biggest acts in the world including David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Robert Plant, Metallica, Liza Minelli, Def Leppard, Seal, Roger Daltrey and many more. The concert was to be the last large scale live event John Deacon performed with Queen.

The profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust. The trust is a core part of Queen and Freddie’s legacy and has gone on to provide in excess of £17m to over 1000 projects in 57 countries in the ongoing fight against AIDS worldwide – www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

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Lady Gaga Announces The Chromatica Ball Tour

Lady Gaga will hit the road this summer with The Chromatica Ball Tour, a special 6-city worldwide limited run of exclusive performances. The highly-anticipated shows will kick off July 24th in Paris at Stade de France followed by stadium engagements in London on July 30th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Boston August 5th at Fenway Park; Toronto August 9th at The Rogers Centre; Chicago August 14th at Wrigley Field; and East Rutherford August 19th at MetLife Stadium. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

General Tickets for Lady Gaga The Chromatica Ball go on sale starting Friday, March 13th in Paris, London, and Toronto and Monday, March 16th in Boston, Chicago and E. Rutherford (NY). Fans can also access VIP Packages which may include premium tickets, a backstage tour, VIP parking and exclusive access to a pre-show lounge, special entry and more. For VIP Package information, visit www.vipnation.com and for all tour and ticket information, visit www.livenation.com. Additional market specific pre-sale and on sale information below.

Citi is the official credit card for Lady Gaga The Chromatica Ball in Chicago, Boston, and E. Rutherford and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through Saturday, March 7th at 11:59PM ET to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Tuesday, March 10th at 10AM and will continue through Thursday, March 12th at 5PM. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: http://citientertainment.com.

Additionally, fans may register now through Saturday, March 7th at 11:59PM ET at https://concerts.livenation.com/ladygaga to unlock tickets for the Verified Fan presale staring Friday, March 13th at 10AM through Saturday, March 14th at 5:00PM.  General Sales for all fans begin Monday, March 16th at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com.

Every North American ticket includes a CD of Lady Gaga’s upcoming release Chromatica in stores April 10th on Interscope Records. 

For all shows in the U.S., $1.00 from each ticket sold shall be donated to Born This Way Foundation.  Founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2012, Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and working with them to build a kinder and braver world. We work with young people to build communities that provide approachable resources, foster genuine connections and drive action.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of “Stupid Love,” the first single off her highly anticipated sixth studio album, which skyrocketed to number 1 and garnered rave reviews. Listen here and watch the video here.

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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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