It’s time to put your dancing shoes on and start belting, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” because Kelly Clarkson is taking her show from the small screen to the Las Vegas stage.
On Monday (March 27), the Texas-born singer announced plans to make the Bakkt Theater stage (formerly the Zappos Theater) at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino her home for a few weeks this summer.
Dubbed “chemistry…an intimate night with Kelly Clarkson,” the multi-talented artist follows in the footsteps of many performers such as Britney Spears, Silk Sonic, Adele, and Celine Dion by taking some time to do a Las Vegas residency.
“I am so excited for these shows and couldn’t think of a better place to get back on stage than Las Vegas! The crowds in Vegas are such an amazing collection of people that simply want to have a great time, and that’s what we’re going to do!” Clarkson reveals in a statement.
“So many of my musical idols have had, and still have, incredible residencies on The Strip, and I’m so excited to create my own!”
According to a press release, the show was exclusively created for the Bakkt Theater. Clarkson and her longtime band will immerse fans in “an intimate music experience that spans her two-decade-long catalog of award-winning hits.”
Clarkson’s performance dates (so far) are: July 28, July 29, Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 5, Aug. 9, Aug. 11, Aug. 12, Aug. 18, and Aug. 19.
Fan pre-sales begin this Tuesday, March 28, at noon PST.
Citi card members can access pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. PST until Thursday, March 30, at 10 p.m. PST through the Citi Entertainment program.
Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, and Live Nation/Ticketmaster customers can access pre-sale tickets from Wednesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. PST until Thursday, March 30, at 10 p.m. PST.
And the nominees for the 64th annual Grammy Awards are….
On Tuesday (Nov. 23), the long-awaited list of nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards was announced. Some of pop music’s current hitmakers (Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo) came out on top, but the frontrunner may be a surprise.
Leading the pack with a total of 11 nominations is Jon Batiste. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader was nominated for Album of the Year as Record of the Year for this album We Are and its single “Freedom” as well as his joint effort with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the hit Pixar film, “Soul.”
Coming in right behind Batiste are Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. with a total of eight nominations apiece. Right behind the trio are Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo with seven nominations.
The 64th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Monday, Jan. 31. The award show will air on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 8 p.m. EST.
Album of the Year:
We Are — Jon Batiste
Love for Sale — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber
Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish
Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat
Back of My Mind — H.E.R.
Montero — Lil Nas X
Sour — Olivia Rodrigo
evermore — Taylor Swift
Donda — Kanye West
Record of the Year:
“I Still Have Faith in You” — ABBA
“Freedom” — Jon Batiste
“I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon
Things are about to get a lot more “icy” in camp Twenty One Pilots.
On Friday (Nov. 19), the Ohio-founded duo announced plans to embark on a massive 23-stop tour during the late summer months of 2022. The trek will kick off on Aug. 18 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, and conclude on Sept. 24 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.
The act will also visit major markets including New York, Philadelphia, Nashville, Dallas, San Francisco, and of course Cleveland.
For those who want to get a head start on getting tickets for themselves or someone else (nothing screams “best holiday gift ever” than tickets to a major concert), registration for first access is currently available through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan website. Registration closes on Sunday, Nov. 21, at midnight EST.
All remaining tour tickets will hit the market next Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. local time. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.
In addition to announcing a major North American tour, the duo has also released a surprise digital deluxe version of their recently released album, Scaly and Icy. Titled Scaled and Icy (Livestream Version), the deluxe album includes tracks from the original album as well as never-before-released versions of some fan-favorite tunes from the group’s global streaming event from earlier this year. The newly released re-issue is available on all streaming platforms.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS ‘THE ICY TOUR 2022’
Aug. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 20 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Aug. 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 24 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Aug. 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Aug. 27 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Aug. 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Hello Adele, and thank you for making our weekend a little sadder (in a good way).
On Friday (Oct. 15), the British songstress finally (FINALLY) released her first new song in five years.
Titled “Easy on Me,” the song is precisely what we’ve grown to expect from the singer. The track, which was teased earlier this week, gives fans a brutally honest look at her relationship and divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki.
Instead of giving you all a breakdown, we’re going to let you listen to the track and make up your own theories.
Check out “Easy on Me” above.
“Easy on Me” is the first single from Adele’s highly anticipated fourth album, 30. The record is due out Nov. 19. Pre-orders for the record are currently available here.
There will be several special editions of the record. The Target deluxe CD will feature three bonus tracks. Walmart will offer a clear exclusive double vinyl, and Amazon will provide a white exclusive double vinyl.
30 is the long (and we mean long) awaited follow-up to 2015’s 25.
We’re two short months away from the end of the year, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are already giving us something to look forward to in 2022.
On Thursday (Oct. 7), the California-founded band announced plans to embark on a massive tour next summer. The upcoming trek will include stops in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
The three-month excursion begins its European/United Kingdom leg on June 4 at Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla in Sevilla, Spain. The tour comes to a close on July 12 at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany.
The North American leg kicks off shortly after on July 23 at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver and concludes on Sept. 18 at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Hitting the road alongside the “Californication” group will be The Strokes, Beck, St. Vincent, HAIM, A$AP Rocky, Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, and King Princess (all on select dates).
Tickets for the outing go on sale next Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. local time on Ticketmaster. The entire tour itinerary can be found below.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SUMMER 2022 TOUR DATES:
EUROPEAN/UNITED KINGDOM DATES:
June 4 – Seville, ES @ Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla $
June 7 – Barcelona, ES @ Estadi Olimpic $
June 10 – Nijmegen, NL @ Goffertpark $
June 15 – Budapest, HU @ Puskas Stadium $
June 18 – Firenze, IT @ Firenze Rocks
June 22 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford $
June 25 – London, UK @ London Stadium ~
June 29 – Dublin, IE @. Marlay Park ~
July 1 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park ~
July 3 – Leuven, BE @ Rock Werchter
July 5 – Cologne, DE @ RheinEnergieStadium $
July 8 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France ~
July 12 – Hamburg, DE @ Volksparkstadion $
NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
July 23 – Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High *
July 27 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park *
July 29 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium +
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium +
Aug. 3 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park ^
Aug. 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium %
Aug. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Truist Park ^
Aug. 12 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium ^
Aug. 14 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park ^
Aug. 17 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Metlife Stadium ^
Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field ^
Aug. 21 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre ^
Aug. 30 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium ^
Sept. 1 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium ^
Sept. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park ^
Sept. 8 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park ^
Sept. 10 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park #
Sept. 15 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium ^
Sept. 18 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field ^
$ = w/ A$AP Rocky and Thundercat
~ = w/ Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat
* = w/ special guests HAIM and Thundercat
+ = w/ special guests Beck and Thundercat
^ = w/ special guests The Strokes and Thundercat
% = w/ special guests The Strokes and King Princess
On Thursday (Aug. 19), the British musician announced the upcoming release of his fourth studio album. Titled = (Equals), the record is due out Oct. 29 through Atlantic Records. Fans have already gotten a firsthand listen to the new album with the release of its first single “Bad Habits.”
“‘=’ (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me,” explains the musician.
“My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”
To coincide with the new album announcement, Sheeran has revealed the album’s tracklisting. The 14-song album will include songs about love “The Joker and the Queen,” “First Times,” “2step”), loss (“Visiting Hours”), resilience (“Can’t Stop the Rain”), and fatherhood (“Sandman,” “Leave Your Life”).
As if all of that wasn’t enough, Sheeran has also released the official performance video for the song “Visiting Hours.” The almost four-minute track finds Sheeran coming to terms with the loss of his mentor and friend, Michael Gudinski. The song was reportedly written shortly after his passing and features backing vocals from Gudinski’s close friends, Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Barnes.
On Wednesday (July 21), the New Zealand singer gifted fans the second single from her much-anticipated third studio album, Solar Power.
Titled “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” the four-and-a-half-minute song is a mellow, guitar-centric ballad featuring backing vocals from her friends Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers.
Listen to the track above.
Solar Power is due out Aug. 20 through Universal Records. Pre-orders for the record are available for purchase here.
The forthcoming release was produced by Lorde and Bleachers frontman (and super-producer) Jack Antonoff.
Solar Power is the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Melodrama.
In support of the new album, Lorde will be hitting the road next year.
The North American leg of the Solar Power tour kicks off on April 3, 2022, at the Opry House in Nashville. It concludes on May 7, 2022, at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California.
Sadly, all those North American stops are sold out. So if you were able to get tickets, you’re one of the lucky ones.
The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.
LORDE’S SOLAR POWER 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
April 3 – Nashville, TN – Opry House April 5 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre April 7 – Montreal, Quebec – Salle Willfrid Pelletier April 8 – Toronto, Ontario – Meridian Hall April 9 – Toronto, Ontario – Meridian Hall April 12 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre April 13 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre April 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena April 16 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem April 18 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall April 19 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall April 20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met April 22 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre April 23 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre April 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory April 27 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom April 30 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre May 1 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds May 3 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium May 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium May 7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
If you’re a Coheed and Cambria fan…well, we have some good news for you! The group is back.
On Wednesday (July 21), the New York founded act released a brand new song titled “Shoulders.”
The three-and-a-half-minute song marks the band’s first “proper studio recording” in nearly three years.
According to the accompanying press release, “Shoulders” touches on the highs and lows of the band’s multi-decade career in the music world and “how at times it can be frustrating to be an outsider to trendy circles, but in the end, doing it your own way has the biggest rewards.”
Coheed and Cambria vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez adds: “In art, in your career, in relationships… No matter how much you give of yourself or try, you have to accept that not everything in life can be a perfect fit.”
Check out the new song above.
“Shoulders” comes three years after Coheed and Cambria released their ninth studio album, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures, in 2018. No word on whether “Shoulders” will be a standalone single or part of an upcoming record.
Next month, Coheed and Cambria will hit the touring circuit alongside The Used for their co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 18-city trek kicks off on Aug. 27 at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Los Angeles. It concludes a month later, on Sept. 24, at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Meet Me @ the Altar, and carolesdaughter will perform on select dates.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA / THE USED SUMMER 2021 CO-HEADLINING TOUR
Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre*
Aug. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre*
Aug. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Outdoors*
Aug. 31 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion Denver*
Sept. 2 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
Sept. 4 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater*