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Wednesday
May312017

Celine Dion & Cher's show-stopping BBMA performances earn big sales boosts 

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCThe Billboard Music Awards may be all about celebrating what's happening in music right this minute, but it was two veteran performers who came away from the show with huge sales boosts for their classic hits.

Celine Dion's show-stopping performance of "My Heart Will Go On," in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the movie Titanic, led to a 393% increase in sales for the Oscar-winning tune, according to Nielsen Music.  The song's sales in the week following the 2017 awards show telecast were its biggest in more than four years.

After Celine sang, she stopped backstage to watch and sing along to Cher's performance of her hits "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time."  The 71-year-old pop legend, who received the ICON Award the night of the show, saw sales of both of those songs soar.  Sales of the 1999 #1 hit "Believe" increased nearly 500%, while 1989's "If I Could Turn Back Time" enjoyed a 578% increase.

Overall, the songs performed on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards telecast -- including tracks from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, John Legend and Lorde -- collectively showed a 37% sales increase compared to the previous week.

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Wednesday
May312017

Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix partners with mental health organization Re-Mind Project 

ABC NewsJacoby Shaddix is the inaugural ambassador for the Re-Mind Project, a mental health organization founded by Ezio Lucido, who's directed several Papa Roach videos.

The Re-Mind Project hopes to bring awareness to mental illness and end the stigmas surrounding it with a "compassion first" approach.

"I just encourage fans out there, if they're struggling through something, don't be afraid to reach out to one of your best friends and just get real with them," Shaddix tells Billboard. "Because it starts with being open and honest with the people that are closest to you."

He adds, "Sometimes we can work through those issues together right there, bang, [because you know] you're not alone."

Shaddix uses music to help him with his mental health -- take, for example, the single "Help," which appears on Papa Roach's new album Crooked Teeth. Before he wrote "Help," Shaddix felt he wasn't in the best headspace.

"I was like, 'I don’t know, man. I'm going through some s*** right now. I feel like I need some help,'" Shaddix remembers thinking. "'I'm just very hesitant to go to a therapist or to a doctor, because am I going to go there and they're just going to give me medicine? I feel like I'm just drowning in myself.'"

That line became the chorus in "Help," and writing songs like it has helped Shaddix "move on and be done with it and celebrate my f****** weakness, celebrate my brokenness."

For more info on the Re-Mind Project, visit Re-Mind.org.

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Wednesday
May312017

Linkin Park realizes "a lot of fans weren't expecting" a single like "Heavy"

ABC/Randy HolmesWhile Linkin Park's known as a rock band, they've had a few pop hits, including "In the End," "Numb" and "What I've Done."  But their latest hit, "Heavy," is their most pop single yet, and their first to feature a female singer: Kiiara.  While the band realizes that some fans aren't pleased by this, it's not the first time they've heard that complaint.

"We felt like ['Heavy'] it really represents the rest of the album in terms of the meaning of the song and the sound of the song," Linkin Park vocalist/producer Mike Shinoda tells ABC Radio. "And I know a lot of fans weren't expecting a first single to sound that way from us."

But, Shinoda adds, "That's been par for the course for us for many many years. Every album we've put out after the first one has gotten that reaction to some degree."

The song was co-written by three members of Linkin Park, and Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the duo behind hits like Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Selena Gomez's "Hands to Myself."  If that seems an unlikely pairing, Shinoda says that's the point.

"That's kind of the mark of an artist: stretching yourselves, pushing boundaries, doing things that are different," Shinoda tells ABC Radio. "Trying to find things that you can do that are exciting and push buttons and stretch yourself and learn too."

This approach seems to be working for Linkin Park. Their new album, One More Light, just debuted at #1.  The band will kick off a tour in support of the album July 27 in Boston, with Machine Gun Kelly as the opening act.

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Tuesday
May302017

Dan + Shay head back to the UK for winter tour

Warner Music NashvilleDan + Shay will head back to the United Kingdom for five shows this winter, starting with a concert in London on November 28.

The duo, whose hit “How Not To” is currently in the top five, did their first shows in the UK in September of last year.

Here are the dates for Dan + Shay’s upcoming European trek, with tickets going on sale this Friday at 9 a.m.:

11/28 -- London, England, KOKO
11/29 -- Bristol, England, Trinity
12/1 -- Birmingham, England, O2 Academy 2
12/3 -- Manchester, England, Academy 2
12/4 -- Glasgow, Scotland, St. Lukes

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Tuesday
May302017

Brad Paisley gets visual at CMA Music Festival 2017

Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley will screen his visual album for Love and War at the Country Music Hall of Fame during this year's CMA Music Festival.

The screening for the 62-minute, 16-song movie will take place on Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m. CT. Seats at the CMA Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you can’t make it to Nashville for the special CMA Music Fest showing, you can check out Brad’s visual masterpiece for a limited time exclusively on Apple Music.  

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Tuesday
May302017

Why Dierks Bentley owes his 16th #1 to his wife Cassidy

ABC/Image Group LA Dierks Bentley brings home the sixteenth #1 of his career this week, as “Black” ascends to the top of the country airplay chart.

“Every single we’ve put out... has been a really important piece of the story of this album…” Dierks says, referencing his previous hits “Different for Girls” and “Somewhere on a Beach.”

“‘Black’ is the one that’s really the cornerstone of the whole project,” he goes on, “and it’s about my wife. Watching this one rise to the top of the chart is extra sweet.”

Dierks’ wife Cassidy traveled with him to Iceland to shoot the steamy video for the song.

This weekend, Dierks takes his What the Hell Tour with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi to Hartford, Connecticut; Mansfield, Massachusetts; and Holmdel, New Jersey.

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Tuesday
May302017

Tyrese hints at "Baby Boy" sequel plot

ABC/ Jeff NeiraTyrese really wants Baby Boy 2 to happen.

After the actor-singer alerted fans on Instagram that a Baby Boy sequel was in the works, Tyrese is now teasing more details of the forthcoming film, called Baby Boy: Coming of Age.

In a now-deleted picture captured by The YBF, we see Taraji P. Henson and her Baby Boy co-star Tamara Bass in a pool with a friend, while Tyrese reveals some of the sequel's plot line in his photo caption.

"When Jodys baby mamas finally become friends and start plotting on a n****, he writes. "Photo taken by @JohnSingleton #Baby Boy2ComingOfAge Is real..... The worst s*** is when your BM's get up and start plotting on a n**** #MemorialDayBulls***"

The two actresses had played Tyrese's character's baby mothers: Yvette, played by Henson, and Peanut, played by Bass. The photos were reportedly taken at John Singleton's Memorial Day party, but the cast has all remained tight-lipped on details surrounding the film.

Baby Boy, produced and directed by Singleton, followed Tyrese as Joseph “Jody” Summers, a unemployed bike mechanic who must navigate through everyday life in the 'hood in L.A. 

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Tuesday
May302017

Lorde's new single coming Friday 

Brendan WalterAfter teasing that she'd have a new single "rising soon," Lorde has now confirmed that "soon" means "this Friday."

On Twitter, Lorde posted a lyric snippet of the new single: "Every night/I live I die/feel the party in my bones."  She also posted the song's release date -- Friday, June 2 -- as well as the release time, which will be 2 p.m. in New York City, where she recorded her new album, and 6 a.m. in her home country of New Zealand.

The song will be the follow-up to "Green Light," the first single from her sophomore album Melodrama, which is due out June 16.

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Tuesday
May302017

The Fast and the Fearless? Join Ludacris tonight for a new season of "Fear Factor"

David Becker/Getty Images via ABCTonight, the return of the stunt game show Fear Factor makes its debut on MTV, with none other than Ludacris as both host and producer.

The show is known for putting contestants through various frightening and stomach-churning scenarios, which the rapper says he's glad he doesn't personally have to participate in.

As he tells ABC Radio, "The next best thing to actually doing that stuff is watching it first hand."

Fear Factor first aired on NBC between 2001 and 2006, with host and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan.  

It came back to NBC in 2011 for another one-season run, but wasn't renewed.

The new season of Fear Factor premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET on MTV. 

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Tuesday
May302017

Bleachers plots Gone Now Era fall headlining tour

ABC/Randy HolmesBleachers, otherwise known as Jack Antonoff's current project, has announced a fall headlining tour in support of their forthcoming sophomore album, Gone Now. The outing, dubbed the Gone Now Era -- Part 1 tour, begins September 12 in Asheville, North Carolina and will conclude September 27 in San Diego.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 2 via BleachersMusic.com. Gone Now, which features the single "Don't Take the Money," will be released that same day.

Bleachers is currently on a North American summer tour, for which Antonoff is bringing along his actual childhood room as a traveling art instillation.

Here are Bleachers' Gone Now Era -- Part 1 tour dates:

9/12 -- Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
9/13 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
9/15 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
9/16 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live
9/17 -- Orlando, FL, The Beacham
9/19 -- Austin, TX, Emo's
9/20 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
9/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre
9/27 -- San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park

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Tuesday
May302017

Dan Auerbach "always felt some sort of connection" to Gregg Allman: "It's the foundation of what I do" 

Easy Eye SoundDan Auerbach has offered his thoughts on the passing of rock legend Gregg Allman, who died on Saturday at age 69. In a piece for RollingStone.com, The Black Keys frontman says that since he grew up with his dad playing Allman Brothers Band records, he feels as though Gregg's music is a part of his DNA.

"I had family from Georgia and we had reunion photos that looked like the inside photo of [the Allman Brothers Band album] Brothers and Sisters," Auerbach says. "So I always felt some sort of connection, along with the music being on all the time. This was all before I knew I wanted to be a musician."

When he did realize he wanted a music career, Auerbach says, Allman "definitely influenced the way I sing."

"'Midnight Rider,' in particular, had this mystical quality, that type of rolling rhythm with Gregg's voice on top," Auerbach writes. "Everything I've ever done is based on that -- a funky groove with soulful singing. It's the foundation of what I do."

"I didn't intentionally try to sound like that, but when I go back and listen now, I'm surprised by how much I was influenced by that sound, even subconsciously," he adds. "Gregg was an old soul from the git-go. I don't know how he did it."

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Tuesday
May302017

Greg Kihn Band releases "Rekihndled," first album of new material in more than 20 years

Riot RecordsVeteran pop-rockers the Greg Kihn Band recently released their first new album of original tunes in 21 years, the aptly and cleverly titled Rekihndled. The new collection features 11 tracks, including the lead single, "Big Pink Flamingos."

Frontman Greg Kihn says he put the songs on Rekihndled together with two of his longtime band mates -- bassist Robert Berry and lead guitarist Ry Kihn, Greg's son.

"Twenty years is a very long time, but I am more proud of this effort than any of the others," says Greg.  "Working with Ry and Robert was a joy." He adds that a few drummers were used on the various tracks, including original Greg Kihn Band member Larry Lynch.

Regarding the meaning behind the album's title, Kihn notes, "Dictionary defines 'Rekindled' as the act of restarting a fire, to excite, to stir up, to begin to burn again.' That's exactly what it is! Strike a match and let's go!...I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as we did making it."

You can check out an official video for "Big Pink Flamingos" at Greg Kihn's official YouTube channel. The clip features scenes of the Kihn Band performing the tune, as well as footage of amusement park rides, not to mention some skimpily dressed women having fun with a hula hoop, a giant lollipop and a plastic pink flamingo.

You can score an autographed copy of Rekihndled at GregKihn.com.

Meanwhile, the Kihn Band has a number of U.S. summer tour dates lined up, including three appearances on the "Replay America 2017" Tour, which also features Billy Ocean, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, The Motels, and Taylor Dayne:

6/16 -- Harrisburg, PA, Joe K's Brewhouse
6/17 -- Warrendale, PA, Jergel's Rhythm Grille
7/15 -- Cincinnati, OH, Sycamore Festival
8/3 -- San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County Fair
8/11 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
8/13 -- Three Forks, MT, Rockin the Rivers Fest
8/18 -- Chicago, IL, "Replay America 2017" Tour - Standard Bank Stadium
8/19 -- South Bend, IN, "Replay America 2017" Tour - Four Winds Field
8/20 -- Welch, MN, "Replay America 2017" Tour - Treasure Island Resort & Casino

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Tuesday
May302017

"You Oughta Know" that Alanis Morissette’s "Jagged Little Pill" musical is debuting next year

Maverick RecordsHere’s something “you oughta know”: Alanis Morissette’s iconic Jagged Little Pill album is getting turned into a musical.

The stage show, which has been in the works since 2013, will debut in May 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. According to Entertainment Weekly, Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is working on the story with Alanis, and Tony-winner Diana Paulus is directing.

The story will reportedly be about “a modern and multi-generational family and their complex dynamics, touching on issues of gender identity and race.”

“This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theater dream come true,” Alanis says in a statement. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent.”

She adds, “Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom, and complexity.”

The musical will include “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket,” as well as other hits from Alanis’ catalog.

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Tuesday
May302017

Justin's "Despacito" remix still #1, but Ed sets new chart record

UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic RecordsThe remix of "Despacito" that features Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. As previously reported, the song,whose title means "Slowly," is the first mostly-Spanish #1 hit on that chart in 21 years.

Justin is also featured on the song that's #3 on this week's chart: "I'm the One," his collabo with DJ Khaled, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.

But it's Ed Sheeran who's made the biggest headline on this week's Hot 100: his hit "Shape of You" has just notched a record 20th week in the top five.  The song started at #1 and hasn't been out of the top five since.  No other song has spent its first 20 weeks in the top five: the closest was Justin's "Sorry," which spent its first 19 weeks there.

And in other Justin news, he recently raised eyebrows in New York's ritzy Hamptons by showing up at a winery over the holiday weekend and hugging random people.

The New York Post reports that Justin turned up with a blond girl and a security guard and "drank half a bottle of rosé."  On his way out, a source tells the paper, Justin "hugged a bunch of people...like, random fans.”

According to the source, Justin told people "Hugs are better than photos."

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Tuesday
May302017

Ed Sheeran sets new chart record with "Shape of You" 

Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran has set yet another record on the Billboard Hot 100: his hit "Shape of You" has just notched a record 20th week in the top five. 

The song started at #1 and hasn't been out of the top five since.  No other song has spent its first 20 weeks in the top five: the closest was Justin Bieber's "Sorry," which spent its first 19 weeks there.  Three songs have spent their first 17 weeks in the top five: Maroon 5's "Payphone," Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" and Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey's "One Sweet Day."

But Justin Bieber shouldn't feel badly that Ed's broken his record: he's got two other songs in the top three.  And let's not forget that Ed co-wrote Justin's hit "Love Yourself" -- the two are pals.

Meanwhile, in other Justin news, he recently raised eyebrows in New York's ritzy Hamptons by showing up at a winery over the holiday weekend and hugging random people.

The New York Post reports that Justin turned up with a blond girl and a security guard and "drank half a bottle of rosé."  On his way out, a source tells the paper, Justin "hugged a bunch of people...like, random fans.”

According to the source, Justin told people "Hugs are better than photos."

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Tuesday
May302017

Ozzy Osbourne among headliners performing at 2017 Louder than Life festival

ABC/Randy HolmesOzzy Osbourne has signed on as one of the headliners for the 2017 edition of the hard-rocking Louder than Life festival, which is scheduled for September 30 and October 1 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The Metal Madman will be performing on the event's first day and, like his other previously announced concerts this year, he will be joined on stage by his old lead guitarist, Zakk Wylde.

Other headliners who will be performing at the festival include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and Mastodon on September 30, and Prophets of Rage, Incubus, Rise Against and Stone Sour on October 1. Prophets of Rage is a supergroup featuring includes three members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B Real.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 2, at noon ET. Visit LouderthanLifeFestival.com to check out the event's full lineup and more info.

Here are all of Ozzy Osbourne's confirmed U.S. performances:

7/14 -- Oshkosh, WI, Rock USA
7/16 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Open Air Festival
8/9 -- Sturgis, SD, The Legendary Buffalo Chip
8/21 -- Cartersville, IL, Moonstock 2017 Festival
9/30 -- Louisville, KY, Louder than Life Festival

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Tuesday
May302017

Eminem to release 15th anniversary edition of "The Eminem Show" tonight

Scott Legato/Getty ImagesTime sure does fly.  

It's been 15 years since Eminem released his fourth studio album, The Eminem Show, and a 15th anniversary edition of the iconic disc is being released tonight in honor of the special occasion. 

The legendary rapper posted news about the re-release today, with an explanation on Instagram detailing the inspiration behind the influential studio project, which arrived May 26, 2002.

He wrote, "The concept 4 the Eminem show was inspired by The Truman Show because my life felt like it was becoming a circus around that time & I felt like I was always being watched. Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album."  

The 1998 movie The Truman Show starred Jim Carrey as a man who's unaware that his entire life is actually a TV show.

The Eminem Show made a splash on its release, thanks to singles like "Superman," "Cleanin' Out My Closet," "White America" and "Sing for the Moment." It won the Best Rap Album Grammy in 2003 and became diamond-certified in 2011 for sales of 10 million copies.

Fans over the age of 13 can sign up for early access and more information via shadyrecords.com.  

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Tuesday
May302017

Ready or not: Nas and Lauryn Hill to go on North American tour

Nas; ABC/Randy HolmesNas and Lauryn Hill are coming together for an co-headlining North American tour this fall. The powerhouse duo will hit the road for a handful of dates starting September 7 in Chicago, IL. 

Stand-up comedian and actor Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx are also slated to appear on select dates.  

Nas, recently linked romantically to Nicki Minaj, was one of the executive producers of the Netflix series The Get Down, which was just canceled.

Earlier this year, Lauryn hosted and headlined the first MLH Caravan: Diaspora Calling! tour, but made headlines for arriving three hours late to her Pittsburgh show.  

She issued an apology to fans and the event was rescheduled for June 2, but as of now, due to a "scheduling conflict," that appearance has been cancelled. 

Tickets will be available to purchase beginning this Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time. For more information, visit livenation.com. Here are the dates:  

9/7 -- ^Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/8 -- ^Sterling Heights, MI, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
9/10 -- ^Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
9/12 -- ^Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/14 -- +Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
9/15 -- +Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
9/20 -- ^Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
9/22 -- +Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheater
9/23 -- ^Jacksonville, FL, Daily's Place
9/27 -- ^Houston, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
9/28 -- ^Dallas, TX, The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory*
9/30 -- ^Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
10/3 -- +San Diego, CA, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/5 -- ^Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
10/7 -- +Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/10 -- +Seattle, WA, WaMu Theater
10/11 -- ^Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum
^with Chronixx
+with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx
*on sale Friday, June 2 at 12 p.m. local time 

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Tuesday
May302017

"Let 'em know": Bryson Tiller is going on tour this summer

RoleXXBryson Tiller is gearing up for a headlining tour in support of his sophomore album True to Self, which arrived last week, a month ahead of its originally scheduled June 23 release date.

Dubbed the "Set it Off" tour, the trek finds Tiller joined by opening acts H.E.R. and Metro Boomin.  It'll visit more than twenty-five North American cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Las Vegas, Miami and New York.  

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased starting this Wednesday, May 31, while general tickets go on sale this Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time. For more information, visit trapsoul.com or aegpresents.com.  

Here are the dates: 

8/3 -- Atlanta, GA, FOx Theatre 
8/5 -- Southaven, MS, Landers Center 
8/6 -- New Orleans, LA, Lakefront Arena 
8/8 -- Houston, TX, NRG Arena 
8/9 -- Austin, TX, Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center 
8/11 -- Phoenix, AZ, Rawhide Event Center 
8/12 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
8/15 -- San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 
8/18 -- Vancouver, BC, Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre 
8/19 -- Seattle, WA, WaMu Theater 
8/20 -- Portland, OR, Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center 
8/23 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 
8/25 -- Dallas, TX, The Bomb Factory 
8/29 -- Miami, FL, Watsco Center at the University of Miami 
8/30 -- Orlando, FL, CFE Arena 
9/1 -- Richmond, VA, The Classic Amphitheater 
9/2 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 
9/3 -- Norfolk, VA, ODU Constant Convocation Center 
9/6 -- Lowell, MA, Tonsgas Center at Umass Lowell 
9/7 -- Mashantucket, CT, The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
9/8 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall 
9/9 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall 
9/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, Skyline Stage at The Mann 
9/13 -- Toronto, ON, Echo Beach 
9/14 -- Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple Theatre 
9/15** -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom 
9/16 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center 
**H.E.R. only 
*All dates feature special guests H.E.R. and Metro Boomin unless otherwise noted. 

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Tuesday
May302017

Ozzy, Prophets of Rage, Incubus, Rob Zombie & more to play 2017 Louder Than Life festival 

ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Randy HolmesThe Louder Than Life festival will look to live up to its name this year with a lineup headlined by Ozzy Osbourne, Prophets of Rage, Incubus, Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch.

"Prophets of Rage are psyched to bring a brass knuckle Marshall Stack beatdown to the Louder Than Life festival," says Tom Morello in a statement. "We are gonna unleash the rage, bring the noize and take the power back so come on down and get some,"

The bill also includes Rise Against, Mastodon, Halestorm, Stone Sour, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Eagles of Death Metal, Of Mice & Men, Gojira, Nothing More, Falling in Reverse, Beartooth, and Starset, among many others.

Louder Than Life takes place September 30 and October 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 2 at noon ET. Visit LouderThanLifeFestival.com for more info.

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