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Mar032016

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGarth Brooks is returning to Des Moines for the first time in 23 years, for the only Iowa stop on his World Tour. He and wife Trisha Yearwood will play Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, April 30. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. CT, both online and at 1-844-4-GarthB.

Nashville star Chris Carmack recently popped the question to his girlfriend, Erin Slaver, who played one of Juliette Barnes' background vocalists on the first two seasons of the hit ABC show. 

You can check out Charles Kelley's performance of "Lonely Girl" Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on YouTube now.

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Thursday
Mar032016

Why Kip Moore Is a Little Nervous About Surfing in Australia

MCA Nashville This weekend, Kip Moore kicks off a string of four dates in Australia -- and for the avid surfer, it's a great chance to catch some waves. But Kip admits he does have some reservations about taking up his favorite hobby Down Under.

"You know I've got to admit... Australia is -- the word on the street is that it's a little sharky, a little sharkier than most places. That freaks me out a little bit," he confesses. "But I love to surf. I'm sure I'm going to try to find -- I've got like five days off, so I'm definitely going to try to find somewhere to go."

If you wonder exactly which sharks the "Running for You" hitmaker means -- he points out he's talking about the ones from Jaws.

"The big boys hang out in Australia. Your great whites are always lurking around. Whereas there's definitely attacks and nips and tucks here that are on the East Coast, but it's your lemon heads,  it's your different kind of sharks. They're not great whites attacking you. So I mean that's a concern. I've heard of so many attacks in Australia and South Africa. But I mean it's not going to keep me from going out there. But it definitely is a thought for sure." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

Kip plays the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival this Saturday night, before performing at the CMC Rocks Queensland festival next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Thursday
Mar032016

Metallica's "Master of Puppets" Turns 30 Today

Elektra Records/Blackened RecordingsMetallica's seminal 1986 album Master of Puppets was released 30 years ago today. The album was Metallica's third, following 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning, and peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 -- a career high at the time. Master of Puppets has since been certified six times platinum.

The Master of Puppets title track has become one of Metallica's most enduring and popular songs. "A couple of years ago, we did a tour in Europe where we let fans pick the set lists," drummer Lars Ulrich tells Rolling Stone. "And, out of 20 or 30 shows, 'Master of Puppets' was the number-one most requested song at every show. It's crazy."

The 30th anniversary of Master of Puppets also brings along the 30th anniversary of bassist Cliff Burton's death. Burton, who also played on Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning, was killed in a bus accident just six months after Master of Puppets was released.

"He reveled in being unique and autonomous," Ulrich says of Burton. "And that's obviously one of the bigger messages of Metallica. There was nobody like that guy."

Along with the title track, Master of Puppets included the songs "Battery," now a staple of Metallica's live show, and the eight-minute instrumental "Orion."

"For me, 'Orion' was Cliff Burton's swan song," guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Rolling Stone. "It was a great piece of music, and he'd written the whole middle section. It kind of gave us a view into what direction he was heading. If he would have stayed with us, I think he would have gone further into [that] direction. Our sound would be different if he was still here."

This fall, Metallica will release Metallica: Back to the Front, a "visual history" of Master of Puppets that includes rare photos and interviews with members of Anthrax and Faith No More, and Burton's father, Ray.

Metallica has released six studio albums since Master of Puppets, the most recent of which being 2008's Death Magnetic. The band is currently working on their 10th album.

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Thursday
Mar032016

Lou Gramm Says "It Would Be Terrific" If Original Foreigner Lineup Reunited to Mark 40th Anniversary

Paul Zimmerman/WireImageLou Gramm hasn't performed with Foreigner since leaving the group in 2003, but the powerhouse vocalist says he'd like to see the band's original members reunite next year to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the group's self-titled debut album.

"I think it would be terrific," he tells ABC Radio. "It wouldn't have to be any kind of commitment or anything. Just to honor that anniversary and do something."

Gramm admits, however, that the decision to do some kind of reunion event isn't necessarily his to make, suggesting that it really is up to founding Foreigner guitarist/songwriter Mick Jones, who leads the band's current incarnation and is the only original member left in the group.

"I do talk to Mick, periodically. I haven't heard anything about any kind of reunion show or anything," Lou reports, adding, "Maybe he'll celebrate that 40th anniversary with his own band in his own way. And if so, I'll certainly honor it with my [solo] band too."

Gramm also points out that a full reunion of the original Foreigner lineup can't happen since founding bassist Ed Gagliardi "is no longer with us, and that's a shame." Gagliardi died of cancer in May 2014 at the age of 62. Regardless, Lou tells ABC Radio he that thinks "if we don't do anything to mark [the anniversary], then we never will."

Foreigner's other founding members are multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, keyboardist Al Greenwood and drummer Dennis Elliott. McDonald and Greenwood played with the group until 1980, while Elliott left the band in 1992. Gramm and Jones did reunite for a one-off performance in June 2013, when they were inducted jointly into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Meanwhile, Gramm has begun adding new dates to his 2016 solo itinerary. He recently joined Phil Collins on the bill of the Little Dreams Foundation's second annual gala concert, which takes place March 11 in Miami Beach, Florida. The fundraiser benefits the charity that Collins founded with his ex-wife Orianne. According to his recently relaunched website, the singer has about a dozen or so U.S. shows spread throughout the year.

Interestingly, Gramm reveals to ABC Radio that his site was updated with help from Ruth McCartney, Paul McCartney's stepsister, who runs the McCartney Multimedia company.

"She is extremely talented and has an incredible staff," says Lou, "and we're excited about the possibilities of how much that could help us to leave a positive lasting impression with our audience."

Check out Gramm's site at LouGramm.com.

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Thursday
Mar032016

Usher, Chance the Rapper & Common to Appear on "Hamilton" Mixtape

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/WireImageLin-Manuel Miranda’s Grammy award-winning Broadway show Hamilton has enlisted some major music artists for an upcoming mixtape.

According to Entertainment Weekly,  Usher is among those contributing to the mixtape, which will be a collection of cover songs, remixes and new interpretations of tunes from the hit musical.

Other artists on board for the album include Common, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Chance the Rapper and Sia, among others.

Lin-Manuel announced plans for the mixtape back in October, tweeting, “So the show is done. Cast album is out. Now we begin planning The Hamilton Mixtape. Remixes & Covers & Inspired bys."

The album is being eyed for a fall release.

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Thursday
Mar032016

A$AP Rocky to Host MTV Woodies

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A$AP Rocky is taking his talents to MTV’s Woodie Awards, airing later this month.

The rapper announced on Twitter that he will be hosting the 12th annual show, dubbed “MTV Woodies/10 for 16,” which is designed to recognize rising artists. Performers and rising acts will be announced at a later date.

The ceremony will see Rocky returning to familiar ground -- he won Best Collaboration Woodie in 2014 with Skrillex for “Wild for the Night.”

The annual event will take place during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas and airs live on March 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

 

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Foo Fighters' Major Announcement: We're Not Breaking Up

ABC/Travis BellFoo Fighters' major announcement on Wednesday night was surely a relief to fans who were on the edge of their seats for 24 hours.

Amid speculation that the band was breaking up and that frontman Dave Grohl was going solo, the Foos on Tuesday night teased on social media that a major announcement was forthcoming.

That announcement came Wednesday night in the form of a seven-minute YouTube video that made clear early on that rumors of a split were false.

The video begins with a series of media headlines regarding Grohl's recent performance at the Oscars and his group's supposed breakup. We then see Grohl playing a sunglasses-wearing prima donna that's convinced by Foos producer Butch Vig that he should go in a different direction as a musician. "Something cool and hip," he explains.

Grohl explores becoming an electronic music artist and leaves his bandmates behind -- "I'm setting them free. It's a win-win situation," he says -- but he struggles to adapt to his new life as a keyboard player.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Foo Fighters -- Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett -- get together and explore their options. They brainstorm names of potential new singers, ranging from Sammy Hagar to Gwen Stefani to Phil Collins, before settling on former boy-band member Nick Lachey. They play an acoustic version of "Everlong" as Nick sings along, with hilarious results.

The clip concludes with a message from the Foo Fighters: "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up. And nobody's going f***ing solo!"

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Anthrax Shares Gory "Blood Eagle Wings" Video

Credit: Jimmy HubbardAnthrax does not skimp on the blood in their violent "Blood Eagle Wings" video. In the gory clip, which is streaming now at RollingStone.com, a skull-masked king overlooks a medieval-looking dungeon, where various acts of heinous torture are committed. At the end of the eight-minute video, the king steps outside to gaze upon a modern city skyline.

"Any great city, whether it's London, Rome, Paris, New York, Los Angeles -- these cities are alive because of how many people were killed to make these cities what they are, how much blood was spilled over time," guitarist Scott Ian tells Rolling Stone of the meaning behind the video.

"We created this torture chamber, sitting below this horrible king's hall," adds director Jack Bennett. "This guy gets to play with his toys and look through the grate in the floor and see this group of people that he's essentially crushing. The idea is that this power is built on top of these people. It's brutal and there's a lot of amazing torture gags happening, but it all serves this concept that progress is brutal. Civilizations progress in a way that is violent."

"Blood Eagle Wings" is a track from Anthrax's latest album, For All Kings. The band is currently on tour in Mexico supporting For All Kings alongside Iron Maiden.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Massive Collection of Bob Dylan Memorabilia to Be Displayed Permanently in Tulsa, OK

Lester Cohen/WireImageAn extensive collection of writings, recordings, films and memorabilia belonging to Bob Dylan and amassed over the course of his almost-60-year career has been purchased by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa and will be permanently housed in the Oklahoma city. The Bob Dylan Archive features more than 6,000 items, including previously unseen handwritten manuscripts, notebooks and letters; unreleased studio and live recordings; rare photos, videos and film footage; musical instruments; and much more.

The New York Times reports that the foundation and the university paid between $15 million and $20 million for the collection. The foundation, a Tulsa-based charitable organization whose namesake and donor is Oklahoma oil billionaire George Kaiser, also purchased the archives of one of Dylan's biggest influences, late folk legend Woody Guthrie, five years ago.

Representatives for the foundation and the university will unveil plans for a public exhibit of items from the archive, as well as academic access to the material, later this year. Eventually, a permanent display site for The Bob Dylan Archive will be created near the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa's Brady Arts District.

Dylan says in a statement, "I'm glad that my archives, which have been collected all these years, have finally found a home and are to be included with the works of Woody Guthrie and especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American Nations. To me it makes a lot of sense and it's a great honor."

Among the fascinating items included in the collection are a 1974 notebook featuring handwritten lyrics to many songs from Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album; a wallet from 1966 owned by Dylan that contained a paper with Johnny Cash's address and phone number and Otis Redding's business card; a 1962 contract the singer/songwriter signed with his first music publisher; unreleased footage of full concerts Bob played in Toronto in 1980 and New York City in 1993; the leather jacket he wore during his historic "electric" set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival; and recordings from 1959, some of the first ones Dylan ever made.

For more details about the collection, visit BobDylanArchive.com.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

50 Cent’s Mansion to Become Senior Living Facility 

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50 Cent has finally sold his massive Farmington, Connecticut home.

According to TMZ, the rapper has found a buyer who reportedly plans on turning the mansion into an assisted living facility for the elderly. The gossip site claims that the huge residence sold for $8 million recently, which is a significant drop from his original asking price $18.5 mill back in 2007.

Fif’s former home, which was previously owned by Mike Tyson, is said to have cost the rapper $70,000 a month on maintenance. The 21-bedroom location features a helicopter pad, a casino and a nightclub.

The news comes after 50 filed for bankruptcy last year.

 

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Wednesday
Mar022016

The 1975's "I like it when you sleep..." Headed for Number-One Debut on "Billboard" 200 

Credit: Vijat MohindraThe 1975's sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, is on pace to become the band's first number-one record on the Billboard 200. Industry forecasters estimate that I like it when you sleep... could move around 100,000 equivalent album units in its first week of sales, which would be good enough for a number-one debut.

Additionally, four cuts from I like it when you sleep... have already reached the top 20 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart: "Love Me," “Ugh!," "The Sound" and "Somebody Else."

I like it when you sleep is also on track to debut at number one in the U.K., The 1975's home country. The band's 2013 self-titled debut album also reached the top of the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart, while it peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200.

The 1975 will be touring the U.S. this spring in support of I like it when you sleep... starting April 18 in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Keith Urban Slips Ahead of Garth Brooks When It Comes to All-Time Number Ones, According to Billboard

CMA/Image Group LAKeith Urban officially pulls ahead of Garth Brooks this week, when it comes to number-one singles on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. “Break on Me” is the Australian superstar’s nineteenth chart topper on the ranking, putting him at number eight on the list of artists with the most number ones -- the spot Garth previously held. The second single from Keith's forthcoming ripCORD album also happens to be his twentieth number one on the Mediabase tally.

“Music for me has always been about expression and connection. So to have all of these songs connect in the way they have hits me on so many different levels,” Keith reflects. “‘Break On Me’ holds a very special place in my heart for personal reasons, and for the incredible timing of it hitting number one almost to the day of my very first number one! Truly divine,” he adds.

His third career single, “But for the Grace of God,” topped the charts on February 24, 2001, nearly fifteen years prior to his current single.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Taylor Swift Enjoys Steak Dinner with Calvin Harris

Photo by Larry Busacca/BMA2015/Getty Images for dcpTaylor Swift stepped out with her man Calvin Harris Tuesday night for a steak dinner in Los Angeles. According to E! News, the singer and the Scottish DJ were spotted dining at CUT by Wolfgang Punk at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Taylor was snapped wearing a long-sleeved black mini-dress with strappy heels. Calvin kept things more casual in a leather jacket, jeans and sneakers. A source says the two both ordered steaks, and Taylor sipped on a cocktail.

"It was definitely a date, but there was no overt PDA," the witness tells E!.

Their date night comes after Taylor enjoyed the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party Sunday with her brother, Austin, and pal Lorde.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Sia, Usher & More to Be Featured on "Hamilton Mixtape"

ABC/Fred LeeLin-Manuel Miranda’s Grammy award-winning Broadway show Hamilton has reportedly enlisted some major music artists for an upcoming mixtape.

Entertainment Weekly reports Sia and Usher are among those contributing to the mixtape, which will be a collection of cover songs, remixes and new interpretations of tunes from the hit musical.

Other artists on board for the album include Common, Queen Latifah, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Busta Rhymes and Chance the Rapper.

Lin-Manuel announced plans for the mixtape back in October, tweeting, “So the show is done. Cast album is out. Now we begin planning The Hamilton Mixtape. Remixes & Covers & Inspired bys."

According to EW, the album is being eyed for a fall release.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Phil Collins to Reissue His Solo Albums "No Jacket Required" and "Testify" in April

Atlantic RecordsThe third installment of Phil Collins' "Take a Look at Me Now" reissue campaign will arrive April 15, and will see the release of remastered and expanded versions of the pop-rock great's 1985 album, No Jacket Required, and his 2002 record, Testify.

No Jacket Required was Collins' third solo album, and by far his most successful, selling more than 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. It spent seven weeks atop the Billboard 200, and yielded four top-10 singles on the Hot 100 tally -- the chart-topping "One More Night" and "Sussudio," the #4 hit "Don't Lose My Number," and "Take Me Home," which peaked at #7. The No Jacket Required reissue's bonus disc includes live versions of nearly all of the songs on the album; a live performance of the non-album track "Easy Lover," Phil's hit duet with Phillip Bailey; and demos of "One More Night," "Take Me Home" and "Only You Know and I Know."

Testify was the last album of original songs Collins has released. It peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200, and features a cover of "Can't Stop Loving You," written by Billy Nichols, which reached #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The reissue's extra disc contains four B-sides, demos of two non-album tracks and a few live performances of songs from Testify. It also boasts a live rehearsal recording of Collins' covering Cyndi Lauper's classic hit "True Colors."

All of the albums from Collins' "Take a Look at Me Now" campaign boast updated cover art that features recent photos of Phil posing as he for the original covers.

The deluxe No Jacket Required and Testify reissues are available as two-CD sets and digital downloads, while high-quality vinyl versions of the albums without the bonus tracks also can be purchased.

Here is the track list for the deluxe reissue of No Jacket Required:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered
"Sussudio"
"Only You Know and I Know"
"Long Long Way to Go"
"I Don't Wanna Know"
"One More Night"
"Don't Lose My Number"
"Who Said I Would"
"Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore"
"Inside Out"
"Take Me Home"

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
"Sussudio" (live)*
"Don't Lose My Number" (live)*
"Who Said I Would" (live)*
"Long Long Way to Go" (live)*
"Only You Know and I Know" (live)*
"Easy Lover" (live)*
"Inside Out" (live)*
"Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore" (live)*
"One More Night" (live)*
"Take Me Home" (live)*
"Only You Know and I Know" (demo)
"One More Night" (demo)
"Take Me Home" (demo)

And here's the track list for the deluxe reissue of Testify:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered
"Wake Up Call"
"Come with Me"
"Testify"
"Don't Get Me Started"
"Swing Low"
"It's Not Too Late"
"This Love This Heart"
"Driving Me Crazy"
"The Least You Can Do"
"Can't Stop Loving You"
"Thru My Eyes"
"You Touch My Heart"

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
"High Flying Angel" (B-side)
"Crystal Clear" (B-side)
"Hey Now Sunshine" (B-side)
"TV Story" (B-side)
"True Colors" (live rehearsal)*
"Come with Me" (live)*
"It's Not Too Late" (live)*
"Can't Stop Loving You" (live)*
"It's Only Loving" (demo)
"Tearing and Breaking" (demo)

* = previously unreleased on CD.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Miguel Releases Video for "Waves (Tame Impala Remix)"

ABC/Randy HolmesMiguel keeps the waves coming. After hanging out on a rooftop with Travis Scott for his "Waves" remix video, Miguel takes to the beach in the newly-released visual for the Tame Impala remix.

The 90-second clip features Impala’s Kevin Parker and Miguel sitting on wooden chairs and gazing up at birds as the ocean waves crash. At one point, Miguel gets his feet wet while vibing out in front of a door frame.

The revamped tune appears on Miguel’s Rogue Waves EP, a five-song project that features “Waves” remixes by Kacey Musgraves, among others.

In related news, Miguel posted an Instagram video of his rendition of Chris Brown's "Sex You Back to Sleep," which Breezy promised last month would feature Miguel, Bryson Tiller, and August Alsina in part two of his baby-making remix, while Tyrese and Tank will contribute on the third version.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Back to the Custody Battle Drawing Board for Madonna and Ex-Hubby Guy Ritchie

Robino Salvatore/GC ImagesThe custody battle Madonna is fighting with her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, over their 15-year-old son Rocco rages on.  Nothing was decided during the couple's court date in New York City on Wednesday. 

As you may recall, Madonna wants Rocco to return to New York City to live with her, while Rocco reportedly wants to stay in London with his dad.

Both Madonna and Ritchie called into the hearing via speakerphone, and it was revealed that although there was a settlement in place as of Tuesday, it had fallen apart. A lawyer for Rocco said that she was upset that she must now go back to Rocco and tell him that everything is still up in the air -- the attorney noted that the boy has found the entire incident "stressful." 

The judge refused to order Ritchie to return Rocco to New York, so as not to "disrupt the household" or Rocco's schooling. He will remain with his father in London, where he attends a school that both Madonna and Guy chose.

The former couple were instructed to keep trying to settle their dispute; their next court date is June 1.

Rocco's been living in England with his dad since December. He had previously been on tour with Madonna, but People reported that he decided to stay with Ritchie because he's not as strict as Madonna, and he misses his British friends.

Madonna, 57, and Guy, 47, wed in December of 2000, several months after Rocco, their only child together, was born. They split for good in 2008. Ritchie married model Jacqui Ainsley last year.  Madonna has not remarried.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Merle Haggard Hospitalized with Double Pneumonia

Mindy Small/FilmMagicMerle Haggard is facing more health problems.  Once again, the country music legend has been hospitalized with double pneumonia.

Haggard, who's 78, had just recently returned to the road after canceling a series of dates last month, and now has postponed a few more this month while he recovers.  Apparently, he returned to the road too soon.

This isn't the first time Haggard has been sidelined by serious health issues.  Apart from last month's bout with pneumonia, he also fought the illness in January 2012, at which time doctors discovered he also had three stomach ulcers, removed eight polyps from his colon, and diagnosed him with diverticulitis in his esophagus. 

Haggard's publicist tells ABC Radio his doctors want him to take another month off to fully recover. The Country Music Hall of Famer plans to return to the road in April.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

T.I. Announces Las Vegas Residency

Photo by Prince Williams/WireImageFresh from announcing new partnerships with Roc Nation and Tidal, T.I. has revealed via Twitter that he's landed an exclusive residency at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas.

The rapper is scheduled to begin his Drai’s LIVE stint at The Cromwell, beginning March 5, with extra shows already set for April 8, May 6, June 10, and July 8.

“Tip is an exceptional entertainer and addition to the Drai’s LIVE series,” said Michael Gruber, president and partner of Drai’s Enterprises. “A reigning figure in the music industry and beyond, we are thrilled for what’s in store with his performances and we look forward to welcoming him into the Drai’s family.”

Tip will join a growing list of high-profile entertainers with limited engagements including Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and others.

Prior to heading to Sin City, Tip will have a few months to enjoy family time with his wife Tiny, who is expecting to give birth to their seventh child on April 20.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

American Authors Announce New Album Title, Release Date & Tour Dates

ABC/Fred LeeAmerican Authors have revealed the title and release date for their new album. In a Facebook post, the band announced their album is called What We Live For and is set to arrive May 13.

“To celebrate, we're doing a series of intimate shows this spring leading up to the U.S. album release,” the band says. “Join us and be the first to hear our new songs live!”

The new tour dates kick off March 28 in San Francisco, and runs through May 15 when it wraps up in Detroit. A pre-sale for tickets and VIP packages starts today.

American Authors’ latest single, “Pride,” was released last month.

Here is the list of new tour dates:

3/28 -- San Francisco, CA, Bottom Of The Hill
3/29 -- West Hollywood, CA, Troubadour
3/31 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The State Room
4/4 -- Kansas City, MO, Prohibition Hall
4/5 -- St Louis, MO, Firebird
4/6 -- Nashville, TN, The End
4/8 -- Austin, TX, Sidewinder
4/9 -- Dallas, TX, Trees
4/18 -- Charlotte, NC, Visulite Theatre
4/19 -- Atlanta, GA, Vinyl     
4/21 -- Baltimore, MD, Ottobar     
4/25 -- Allston, MA, Brighton Music Hall     
4/26 -- Washington, DC, Rock & Roll Hotel
4/27 -- Albany, NY, The Hollow
5/9 -- New York, NY, The Heath @ The McKittrick Hotel
5/12 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Barbary
5/13 -- Columbus, OH, The A&R Music Bar
5/14 -- Chicago, IL, Subterranean
5/15 -- Detroit, MI, Magic Bag    

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