Charlie Puth to take ‘Voicenotes’ on the road in 2018

Fresh off his stint on the 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, Charlie Puth has announced some major news for his die-hard followers. On Monday (Dec. 18), the New Jersey-born singer-songwriter unveiled plans to hit the road in the summertime for his “The Voicenotes” tour. Named after this upcoming sophomore album, Voicenotes, the tour will kick off on July 11 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and conclude a month and a half later on Sept. 1 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. During the excursion Puth will perform at several iconic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.

Hitting the road alongside Puth as his “special guest” for the full excursion will be actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld. Fans hoping to get their hands on tickets early will be able to partake in a slew of pre-sales including one for Citi® card members. The slew of pre-sales will begin this Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude two days later on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10 p.m. local time. General ticket sales will then go on sale Friday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the upcoming tour or ticket sales, head on over to Puth’s website here.

“The Voicenotes” tour will be in support of Puth’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Voicenotes. While a specific release date has not been confirmed, fans are speculating that the new record will see a release time frame of January 2018. Puth has already released two singles from the album; “How Long” and “Attention.” Both songs have seen massive success on the radio and pop charts with “How Long” landing on Vanity Fair’s “The 17 Best Pop Songs of 2017.” Currently, pre-sales for Voicenotes are available on Puth’s website here.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for “The Voicenotes” tour can be seen below.

CHARLIE PUTH’S “THE VOICENOTES” TOUR DATES:

July 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
July 19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
July 21 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 22 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 25 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Center For The Performing Arts
July 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 31 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 2 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 5 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 6 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
August 9 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
August 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
August 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
August 15 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
August 17 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 18 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
August 20 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 23 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion @ Irving Music Factory
August 24 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
August 28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
August 29 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
August 31 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 1 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Why Don’t We invite fans to the ‘Invitation Tour’

After spending much of 2017 touring the country in support of their at-the-time new EP, Something Different, pop act Why Don’t We are ready to hit the touring circuit once more when the new year begins. On Wednesday (Oct. 4), the Los Angeles-based group unveiled plans to take their latest EP, Invitation, on the road in early 2018. The “Invitation Tour” will kick off on Feb. 27 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio and conclude almost two months later on April 21 at the PlayStation Theater in New York.

Tickets for the “Invitation Tour” will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 7, at 10 am local time. For more information about the tour stops and how to obtain upgraded tickets, head on over to Why Don’t We’s website here.

The upcoming tour will be in support of Why Don’t We’s recently released Invitation EP. The record was released to celebrate the five-piece’s one-year anniversary of being a band. The group officially launched on Sept. 26, 2016 while the latest EP was released on Sept. 26, 2017. Prior to releasing Invitation, the group released three other EPs; the Only the Beginning EP, the Something Different EP, and the Why Don’t We EP.

The Invitation EP has proved to be a massive success for the group, earning them the top spot on iTunes Store’s “Top Pop Albums” chart in six countries including the United States. As if earning the top spot on iTunes’ pop chart wasn’t enough, the band was recently featured on Billboard’s annual “21 Under 21” chart and have secured spots performing on shows like MTV’s recently resurrected Total Request Live as well as NBC’s the TODAY Show, MTV’s 2017 VMA Pre-Show, and the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open Tennis Championships.

For now, the complete itinerary for the “Invitation Tour” can be seen below.

THE INVITATION TOUR DATES:

Feb. 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Feb. 28 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
March 2 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
March 3 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 5 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 6 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
March 8 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
March 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
March 10 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
March 12 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
March 13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
March 14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
March 16 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
March 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
March 20 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
March 22 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
March 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
March 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
March 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
March 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
March 29 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
April 2 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
April 3 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
April 6 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
April 7 – Silver Spring, MD – the Fillmore Silver Spring
April 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
April 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 13 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 14 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 15 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 18 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
April 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 21 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 22 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 23 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 25 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

America’s Music Preference by State

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Ever wondered what kind of genre of music is the most popular in your home state? Thanks to Movoto, they have released an interactive map that lets you see what kind of music genre each individual state prefers the most. Below, we have acquired maps that give the general look at the preferred genres throughout the country.

These maps follow similar ones that were posted a few months ago by music tech company, the Echo’s Nest which gave us categories such as “Distinctive Artist by State” and “Most Ignored.” Unlike those maps that were composed, the Movoto maps used data collected from the National Endowment Of The Arts, the Bureau Of Labor And Statistics and the U.S. Bureau Of Economic Analysis. On Movoto’s site, you click the play button on the top and then go ahead and click whatever genre you prefer and watch the results light up. 

Interesting things about the maps: punk, rap and indie seem to be big hits on the west coast while alternative and folk are hits in most of the country. As for electronic and pop, even though they are big hits on top 20 radio, it does not transfer over to the rest of the country. 

Check out the maps and see if your state fall within your favorite genre of music. Spoiler, our isn’t there. 

ALTERNATIVE:

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COUNTRY:

country

ELECTRONIC:

electronic

FOLK:

folk

INDIE:

indie

METAL:

metal

POP:

pop

PUNK:

punk

RAP:

rap

ROCK:

rock