Live Nation’s National Concert Week offers $20 all-in tickets for hundreds of shows

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Summer 2018 seems to be the summer that every single musician has decided to hit the road on some kind of tour. Of course, for those of us who are not financial secure, the slew of shows make it hard to decide which to buy tickets for and which we will need to pass on until the next time. On Tuesday (April 24), Live Nation announced their $20 All-In Tickets in honor of National Concert Week. For a week, the event tickets giant will be offering $20 tickets for a slew of popular tours that will hit North America during the summer months.

The $20 tickets deal will begin on Monday, April 30, at 8 a.m. local time and conclude the following Tuesday, May 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time. The deal does not include ticket delivery and print-at-home fees.

While lists like this typically include tours that are not selling very well, Live Nation has made sure to include some of their biggest tour to hit the road during the summer. Fans will be able to choose from over 2,000 Live Nation shows from all genres of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, Latin, and even speaking tours (looking at you Joe Biden). The massive list includes some of our favorite acts like Paramore (Tour Five), 5 Seconds of Summer (Meet You There tour), the final Vans Warped tour, Thirty Seconds to Mars (“Monolith” tour), Weezer and the Pixies (their co-headlining tour), Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria (their joint tour), Charlie Puth (Voicenotes tour), Kesha and Macklemore (their co-headlining tour), and many more.

The complete list of participating tours can be seen below. For more information about Live Nation’s National Concert Week $20 All-In tickets, head on over to their website here.

LIVE NATION’S NATIONAL CONCERT WEEK SHOWS:

311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
Beck
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Erasure
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
G-Eazy
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018
Kygo
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Logic
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
NEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIM
Niall Horan
ODESZA
Ozzy Osbourne
Paramore
Pentatonix
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shakira
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band

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Kesha and Macklemore to embark on ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour in 2018

As the winter blues are starting to kick in, Kesha and Macklemore are getting ready to bring the heat during the summer months of the new year. On Monday (Dec. 11), the two musicians announced plans to hit the road during the summer months of 2018. The 30-date tour which has been named “The Adventure of Kesha and Macklemore” tour will kick off on June 6 at the Ak-Chin in Phoenix. After touring around the United States and Canada, the excursion will wrap up two months later on Aug. 5 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

“The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore” tour will be in support of both musicians’ new albums. Earlier this year, Kesha released her highly anticipated album, Rainbow, which has now earned her two Grammy nominations (Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance). As for Macklemore, the rapper released his new album Gemini back in September. The new album marks Macklemore’s first solo album in 12 years. Typically, the rapper’s records feature his frequent collaborator, Ryan Lewis.

Though at first glimpse the partnering between Macklemore and Kesha for a two-month tour may seem a little odd, it’s interesting to point out how both collaborated on the track “Good Old Days” which is featured on Macklemore’s album.

Tickets for the 30-stop tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 15 at noon local time. For those who are Citi card members, pre-sales will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon local time and wrap up on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. local time.

As if a huge summer party wasn’t enough, proceeds from the ticket sales will reportedly be donated to the two different organizations.

“$1 from every ticket sold will be donated on ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour,” Live Nation said in a press release. “Kesha will donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US. Macklemore will donate his proceeds to M Plus1, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.”

For now, the complete lineup for the upcoming tour can be seen below.

THE ADVENTURES OF KESHA AND MACKLEMORE TOUR DATES:

June 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 8 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
June 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
June 12 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
June 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 20 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
June 22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
June 23 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 25 – Rogers, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
June 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 10 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 14 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 18 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 19 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 21 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 22 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 27 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 28 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 1 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
August 2 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 4 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
August 5 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Watch Kesha get emotional in ‘Rainbow’

With Kesha’s “come back” album officially out, the singer has decided to give her longtime and dedicated “Animals” a little something extra on this record release day. On Friday (Aug. 11), the pop star unleashed the music video for her new album’s title track, “Rainbow.” Though the song is an emotional one, it’s understandable why the songstress decided to make a simple video to accompany the new tune.

The over-four-minute video begins with a quick shot of the sign where “Rainbow” was record (Capitol Studios in Los Angeles). The shot changes to the inside of the studio where a slew of studio musicians are preparing for their day as Kesha walks in. The pop star is seen greeting her soon-to-be co-workers before the footage changes to her walking the musicians through the harmonies of the song. About 35 seconds into the clip, the footage shifts to Kesha, alone in a sound booth, recording “Rainbow.” Watch the simple, but emotion-filled clip for the new song above.

“Rainbow” will join previously released tracks “Learn to Let Go,” “Woman,” and lead single “Praying” on Kesha’s recently released third album, Rainbow. In support of the new album, Kesha recently announced a massive North American tour set to take place during the fall months. The “Rainbow” tour will officially kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets for the tour are currently available on Kesha’s website here while the complete list of tour dates can been seen here.

Kesha to embark on a ‘Rainbow’ tour

With Kesha’s official return to the music world in full effect thanks to three new songs and a brand new album, the songstress has now announced even more good news for her longtime followers. On Tuesday (Aug. 1), the pop star announced plans to hit the road this fall for her “Rainbow” tour. The excursion will kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the “Rainbow” tour will go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. local time on Kesha’s website. For those who would like to register for a change to obtain pre-sale tickets, head on over to Tunespeak where a handful of pre-sale slots will be available for each tour stop.

In a caption accompanying the tour announcement, Kesha took the time to admit that she wouldn’t have made it through the tough times without her “animals”(her fans). “ANIMALS! I’m going on tour! I would not have made it to this point without you, so come out and join the celebration with me.”

The “Rainbow” will be in support of Kesha’s upcoming new album, Rainbow. Rainbow is set to hit stores on Aug. 11. The record, her third, is not only her first new album in five years, it’s also her first record  since becoming involved in an ongoing legal battle again former collaborator Dr. Luke.

For now, the complete itinerary for Kesha’s upcoming tour can be seen below.

KESHA’S RAINBOW TOUR DATES:

September 26 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
September 27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
September 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
September 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 2 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
October 6 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
October 9 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
October 13 – Lakewood, OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
October 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
October 16 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 18 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
October 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
October 23 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
October 24 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
October 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (Daze of the Dead)
October 31 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
November 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Kesha vs Dr. Luke: Round 2

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In a matter of hours, it looks like the legal battle between Kesha and her longtime producer, Dr. Luke, has heated up.

Now, in response to Kesha’s (real name Kesha Rose Sebert) lawsuit which accuses the producer of abusing the signer, the producer has fired back, filing his own lawsuit against Kesha, her mother Pebe, and Kesha’s management, Vector Management.

In the complaint filed at the New York Supreme Court, the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, claims that the original lawsuit stems from a denial to amend Kesha’s longstanding record deal. The agreement with Gottwald states that Kesha was contracted for “at least six recordings.” From her record earnings, Gottwald would then receive a “specific” percentage of the sales from the albums he produced.

Gottwald then claimed that there was an amendment done to the contract previously, but that it might have not been what Kesha desired.

“As part of the effort to get out of the Gottwald Recording Agreement, Kesha and Pebe have also orchestrated a campaign of publishing false and shocking accusations against Gottwald to extort Plaintiffs into letting Kesha out of the Gottwald Recording Agreement” the complaint states.

As stated before, the counter-sue may not take aim directly at the legal papers filed by Kesha on Monday, but rather the steps that led to the the actual filing. Allegedly, Kesha’s mother, Pebe, wrote a letter last October that claimed abuse and threatened to send it to a blogger for publication.

Though Gottwald’s claim does not go into specifics about what it was, it does say that Kesha and her mother published statements about abuse that they admitted, themselves, were false.

Gottwald is now suing for defamation and breach of contract against Kesha and her mother. As for Vector Management, who were hired by the signer in 2013, he claims they are trying to get a bigger share of her record profits.

“It’s despicable thing of  what he is doing,” Kesha’s attorney, Mark Geragos responded.

“It reminds me of Ray Rice threatening to sue his wife for ruining his career. [Dr. Luke] thinks that he has got more money than he knows what to do, he can do whatever he wants. Our complaint is accurate and supported by evidence and witnesses.”

Both the singer and the producer agree that this all began in 2005 when he signed her, but after that everything differs. Kesha claims that it began a one-sided relationship which resulted in abuse, rape, and manipulation. The producer, on the other hand, claims that he took a nobody and made her a platinum-selling somebody.

Kesha Files Abuse Lawsuit Against Longtime Producer

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It’s going down and it looks like Dr. Luke will be the one yelling timber.

Months after leaving a rehabilitation center for an eating disorder, Kesha (real name Kesha Rose Sebert) has filed a lawsuit against longtime producer, Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) and according to recently filed documents, it appears that there was no harmony between the two.

The Rising Star judge is claiming that over the course of ten years, the super-producer was abusive to her, physically, mentally and emotionally.

In the lawsuit documents, obtained by TMZ, Kesha alleges that Dr. Luke began abusing her after signing to his record label, Kemosabe, when she was 18 years old. From there, she says that she was forced to use drugs and alcohol while experiencing several sexual advances from him.

In the documents, Kesha chronicles several times that she has been abuse by Dr. Luke was also asking the judge to let her out of her contract with him.

Several examples of abuse includes one time in which the singer says she was “made to snort something” before getting on a plane. Later on, Dr. Luke forced himself on her. There was an other instance reported that the producer slipped her some “sober pills” and when she woke, she was in his bed with no recollection of how she got there.

“This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for 10 years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke,” Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told TMZ.

“The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.”

During the pop star’s stint in rehab, it was revealed that part of the reason she had checked herself in had to do with Dr. Luke and all the insults about her looks and her weight. In one instance, Kesha says the producer called her a “fucking refrigerator” and urged her to lose a lot of weight while during some tour downtime.

At the time, Dr. Luke had said that the claims were “completely false.”

This isn’t the first time some problems had been brewing between the two. Last October, fans of the “Warrior” has started a petition for her to be let out of her contract saying that the producer was forcing her to sing “recycled” crap.

‘Rising Star’ Announce Their Judges, Host

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ABC is trying to get in on the singing reality television business with their new show, Rising Star. The commercials, which have been airing during their primetime shows’ season finales doesn’t give much except the fact that it’s a singing show, kind of in the vein of The Voice, but more “interactive.”

Today, more information has been given about the show including who the host and judges are going to be. Kesha, Brad Paisley and Ludacris have been tapped to appear as judges on the show while Josh Groban will take on the role as the summer competition program’s host. Like many musical artists before them, this is their first venture into the show world like this. Brad Paisley has played host at the CMA’s with Carrie Underwood several times while Ludacris has acted and will host this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards.

Kesha had her own “unscripted” MTV show, Kesha: My Beautiful Crazy Life which is as far as she’s gone, while Josh Groban almost beat out Michael Strahan for Regis Philbin’s vacant seat on Live! thanks in part to his many guest co-hosting gigs on the show.

Rising Star is based off a popular Israeli show with a similar set up. This will be ABC’s second attempt at this kind of show; their first attempt was 2012’s Duets which was a dud from the get-go.