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Thursday
Jan182018

"Lady Bird" star chooses *this* Grammy-winning superstar on "Who'd You Rather?" 

Paul Drinkwater/NBCLady Bird star Saoirse Ronan just won a Golden Globe award and she'll likely get an Oscar nomination next week.  But while her career is on the rise, the 23-year-old Irish actress' love live isn't: She's single.  So of course, when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Ellen made her play an extremely lengthy game of "Who'd You Rather"...and a music superstar came out on top.

On "Who'd You Rather," Ellen shows her guests pictures of two celebrities, and the guest has to choose which one they'd "rather."  Ellen started Saoirse off with Timothée Chalamet [shah lah MAY], her Lady Bird co-star.  The game then progressed with the following picks:

1. Timothée Chalamet over Colin Farrell
2. Timothée Chalamet over Harry Styles
3. Jamie Dornan over Timothée Chalamet
4. Ed Sheeran over Jamie Dornan
5. Daniel Radcliffe over Ed Sheeran
6. Kendrick Lamar over Daniel Radcliffe
7. Drake over Kendrick Lamar
8. Mark-Paul Gosselaar over Drake
9. Mark-Paul Gosselaar over Orlando Bloom
10. Zac Efron over Mark-Paul Gosselaar
11. Jake Gyllenhaal over Zac Efron
12. Chris Martin over Jake Gyllenhaal
13. Chance the Rapper over Chris Martin

Then, finally, given the options of Chance and Bruno Mars, Saoirse didn't even let Ellen finish -- she immediately said, "Bruno, definitely!"  "There's a few that are instant for sure," she said. "Like a gut reaction."

When Ellen pointed out that sadly, Bruno has a girlfriend, Saoirse said, "Y'know, companionship is fine. Even just a friendship, I'm fine with. Even if we just, like, email or have a correspondence."  

"OK, we'll get that happening," Ellen said as the audience laughed.

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Thursday
Jan182018

As Maren hits #1, she cheers Kelsea on and plans a new tattoo

ABC/Mark LevineIf you’re hoping Maren Morris’s next single will be the first taste of new music from her sophomore album, well, you’ll likely have to wait a little longer. The Texas native tells Billboard she expect to release a fourth single from her 2016 debut, Hero, as the follow-up to her #1, “I Could Use a Love Song.”

With that self-penned tune becoming her first solo chart topper, Maren says she hopes the climate for female artists on country radio is improving.

“It’s maybe a little healthier, but we definitely have a ways to go,” she tells Billboard. “When you look at the chart, there’s just Kelsea Ballerini and me in the top 20, so we still have work to do.  Hopefully Kelsea’s ‘Legends’ will go to #1 soon.”

“What makes me the most happy,” Maren says of "Love Song" going #1, “is that it means that you can just be yourself, not compromise your art and still be successful at radio. I am hoping it’s not just a step forward for me, but for other female artists as well.”

“I Could Use a Love Song” is competing in the category of Best Country Solo Performance Grammy at the Grammys on January 28 in New York City.  Meanwhile, Maren tweeted she’ll definitely be immortalizing her first #1 with a tattoo -- and added the hashtag "#SorryDad."

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Thursday
Jan182018

Fall Out Boy announces concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field 

ABC/Randy HolmesFall Out Boy is coming home. The band has announced a massive hometown show at Chicago's Wrigley field.

The news was revealed in a Twitter video that starts with footage of late Cubs announcing legend Harry Caray singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" before fading into Fall Out Boy's new song "Hold Me Tight or Don't."

The date for the Wrigley show has yet to be announced, but Fall Out Boy did share that the bill will also include Rise Against and rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

Fall Out Boy's new album Mania arrives this Friday, January 19.

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Thursday
Jan182018

Offset apologizes for allegedly homophobic lyric: "I didn't write the line about gay people"

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter being accused by fans of being homophobic, Migos rapper Offset is now explaining that the verse he raps on YFN Lucci's "Boss Life" isn't meant to be derogatory at all.

In the verse, Offset says, "I cannot vibe with queers." 

But in a new Instagram post, the rapper claims that he "didn't write the line about gay people."

He continues, "I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. My passion for fashion has lead [sic] me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I'm not in a place where I'm hating like that." 

Offset then adds, "When I wrote that, I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others...and I saw this definition about 'her having a queer feeling she was being watched' and it fit what I was thinking about...a stalker creepy paparazzi situation."

He continues, "To me, that 'queer' -- I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd. I M S O R R Y  I A P O L O G I Z E  I’m offended I offended anybody."  He also posted a picture showing that "queer" is often defined as "strange or odd."

"Boss Life" came out in December, but the music video for the track debuted Tuesday, thus prompting the onslaught of criticism from fans. 

British songwriter and producer MNEK became one of the most vocal critics of the lyric, writing on Twitter Thursday, "cardi, get your fiancee." 

Fans may recall that last year, another Migos member, Quavo, was also accused of being homophobic. 

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Thursday
Jan182018

Watch politically charged new animated video for U2's "Get Out of Your Own Way"

ABC/Randy HolmesA provocative video for the new U2 song "Get Out of Your Own Way" has premiered on the band's official VEVO YouTube channel.

The animated clip was directed and created by the Israeli graffiti collective the Broken Fingaz Crew, and features a variety of ominous and politically charged images, including a dead body washing up on a beach, and a scene where President Trump watches hooded Ku Klux Klansmen marching with torches outside the White House.

A message from the Broken Fingaz Crew explains, "The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation. The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation."

According to the collective, the clip was "shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques."

The video also features an animated depiction of U2 performing onstage, children from different races holding hands on a spinning planet Earth, a pile of burning money, and a graffiti-covered wall.

"Get Out of Your Own Way" appears on U2's recently released album, Songs of Experience.

In other U2 news, the Irish rockers have announced a European leg of their exPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour that gets underway August 31 in Berlin and is plotted out through an October 23 concert in London. The trek kicks off with a previously reported North American leg that begins May 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and runs through a July 29 show in Newark, New Jersey.

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Thursday
Jan182018

Justin Timberlake is looking at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show like it’s his “first time” 

Ryan McGinleyDespite having performed at the Super Bowl halftime show twice before, Justin Timberlake will be performing this year like it’s his first time.

In a new behind-the-scenes video series from Super Bowl sponsor Pepsi, the singer talks about his fresh approach to the February 4 show.

"I am getting an opportunity to have the stage to myself," Justin says. "I really am looking at it as my first time.”

The clip also includes shots of Justin at rehearsals, and we also see him plotting elements of the show.

"I believe it’s also the place where there's nothing wrong with giving people what they want,” he says. “…For 12 or 13 minutes, we’ll have a really good time.”

Justin previously performed at the Super Bowl halftime show with ‘NSYNC in 2001, and with Janet Jackson in 2004, which gave us the now-infamous "wardrobe malfunction."

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Thursday
Jan182018

Watch politically charged new animated video for U2's "Get Out of Your Own Way"

Courtesy of Broken Fingaz CrewA provocative video for the new U2 song "Get Out of Your Own Way" has premiered on the band's official VEVO YouTube channel.

The animated clip was directed and created by the Israeli graffiti collective the Broken Fingaz Crew, and features a variety of ominous and politically charged images, including a dead body washing up on a beach, and a scene where President Trump watches hooded Ku Klux Klansmen marching with torches outside the White House.

A message from the Broken Fingaz Crew explains, "The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation. The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation."

According to the collective, the clip was "shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques."

The video also features an animated depiction of U2 performing onstage, children from different races holding hands on a spinning planet Earth, a pile of burning money, and a graffiti-covered wall.

"Get Out of Your Own Way" appears on U2's recently released album, Songs of Experience.

In other U2 news, the Irish rockers have announced a European leg of their exPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour that gets underway August 31 in Berlin and is plotted out through an October 23 concert in London. The trek kicks off with a previously reported North American leg that begins May 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and runs through a July 29 show in Newark, New Jersey.

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Thursday
Jan182018

"Ooooh la la": Tinashe debuts new single, "No Drama," featuring Offset

Dennis LeupoldTinashe is done with drama on her newly released track, "No Drama," featuring Offset.

The single appears to be the first release in a forthcoming series of three, as suggested by a recent Instagram post from the singer that revealed the titles of new songs "coming soon," including "No Drama."  

The music video for "No Drama" will also makes its debut on MTV's TRL Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET. 

As previously reported, Tinashe dropped a teaser clip from the visual on social media Tuesday. 

Tinashe's debut album, Aquarius, came out in 2014, and she debuted a surprise mixtape titled Nightride last year. 

She also released new songs in 2017: "Joyride," "Superlove," "Company," and "Flame."  

You can listen to or buy "No Drama" now via the usual digital platforms. 

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Thursday
Jan182018

Keith Urban reveals the "Parallel Line" that leads to "Graffiti U"

ABC/Image Group LA While we know that Keith Urban’s new album will be called Graffiti U, we don’t know exactly when his follow-up to Ripcord will be out.  However, in addition to “Female” -- his lead single in the U.S. -- we will soon be able to hear another new track from the record.

The Aussie superstar has been sharing glimpses at his new Australian single, “Parallel Line.” First, Keith shared a short video accompanied by a slow, guitar-and-percussion-driven instrumental piece. Later, he followed up with a silent clip that likely reveals some of the lyrics: “It’s time to break the chains that held me back from you.”

“Parallel Line” is set to be released worldwide Friday.

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Thursday
Jan182018

Alt-J, Portugal. the Man & more playing 2018 Mountain Jam festival

ABC/Randy HolmesAlt-J and Portugal. the Man will channel their inner jam band when they play the 2018 Mountain Jam festival, held June 15-17 at Hunter Mountain, New York.

The bill also includes Jack Johnson, Rag'n'Bone Man, Mondo Cozmo, Kurt Vile, The Decemberists, and The War on Drugs. Visit MountainJam.com for the whole lineup and ticket info.

Alt-J and Portugal. the Man will be playing a number of festivals this year: they're both on the Coachella and Firefly lineups. The "Feel It Still" rockers are also performing at Hangout and Boston Calling.

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Thursday
Jan182018

Deluxe reissue of 2002 George Harrison tribute concert being released to mark Harrison's 75th birthday

Concord GroupFebruary 25 marks what would have been George Harrison's 75th birthday, and in commemoration of the milestone, special reissues of the all-star 2002 tribute concert honoring George held at London's Royal Albert Hall will be released Friday, February 23.

Among the reissues is an expansive limited-edition box set featuring the concert's audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs and two CDs; two-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets boasting video of the event, plus extra content; a hardbound 60-page book; and a cutting from the hand-painted tapestry used as a backdrop at the show.

Concert for George took place on November 29, 2002, exactly one year after Harrison's death, and included performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, and Procol Harum's Gary Brooker, as well as Monty Python's Flying Circus. Clapton served as musical director of the show, which featured renditions of many of the classic tunes Harrison wrote for the Beatles and as a solo artist.

Among the many highlights of the show was a version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" featuring McCartney and Clapton, plus Starr on the drums.

Only 1,000 copies of the deluxe Concert for George box set will be available, available exclusively at ConcertforGeorge.com. The DVDs and Blu-rays feature video of the entire concert on the first disc and a theatrical version on the second disc, which also contains interviews with the performers, behind-the-scenes clips, and rehearsal footage.

The reissue also will be sold as a two-CD/two-DVD and a two-CD/two-Blu-ray set, a four-LP vinyl package and a two-CD collection.

Here's the Concert for George CD track list:

Disc 1
"Sarve Shaam" -- Traditional Prayer
"Your Eyes (Sitar Solo)" -- Anoushka Shankar
"The Inner Light" -- Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
"Arpan" -- Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

Disc 2
"I Want to Tell You" -- Jeff Lynne
"If I Needed Someone" -- Eric Clapton
"Old Brown Shoe" -- Gary Brooker
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" -- Jeff Lynne
"Beware of Darkness" -- Eric Clapton
"Here Comes the Sun" -- Joe Brown
"That's The Way It Goes" -- Joe Brown
"Taxman" -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"I Need You" -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Handle with Care" -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
"Isn't It a Pity" -- Billy Preston
"Photograph" -- Ringo Starr
"Honey Don't" -- Ringo Starr
"For You Blue" -- Paul McCartney
"Something" -- Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
"All Things Must Pass" -- Paul McCartney
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" -- Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
"My Sweet Lord" -- Billy Preston
"Wah Wah" -- Eric Clapton and Band
"I'll See You in My Dreams" -- Joe Brown

Here are the DVD & Blu-ray track lists:

Disc 1 (Complete Concert)
"Your Eyes (Sitar Solo)" -- Anoushka Shankar*
"The Inner Light" -- Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar*
"Arpan" -- Conducted by Anoushka Shankar*
"Sit on My Face" -- Monty Python*
"The Lumberjack Song" -- Monty Python with Tom Hanks*
"I Want to Tell You" -- Jeff Lynne
"If I Needed Someone" -- Eric Clapton
"Old Brown Shoe" -- Gary Brooker
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" -- Jeff Lynne
"Beware of Darkness" -- Eric Clapton
"Here Comes the Sun" -- Joe Brown
"That's the Way It Goes" -- Joe Brown
"Horse to the Water" -- Jools Holland & Sam Brown*
"Taxman" -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"I Need You" -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Handle with Care" -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
"Isn't It a Pity" -- Billy Preston
"Photograph" -- Ringo Starr
"Honey Don't" -- Ringo Starr
"For You Blue" -- Paul McCartney
"Something" -- Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
"All Things Must Pass" -- Paul McCartney
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" -- Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
"My Sweet Lord" -- Billy Preston
"Wah Wah" -- Eric Clapton and Band
"I'll See You in My Dreams" -- Joe Brown

Disc 2 (Theatrical Version)
Same as above minus songs followed by *

Plus interviews, rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage, including:
--Ravi Shankar's orchestra rehearsals
--Monty Python backstage
--George's band rehearsals
--Interviews with musicians
--Photo gallery
--"Drummers" featurette (on the Blu-ray only)

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Thursday
Jan182018

Cardi B, film star?

Raven VaronaIn a short span of time, Cardi B has already scored two Grammy nominations, broken a handful of Billboard records and gained a legion of adoring fans. 

The rap star's next career milestone? Signing her first movie deal. 

TMZ reports that the "Bodak Yellow" artist "begins filming in March," but it's currently unknown what type of movie she'll be starring in, what role she's agreed to take on, or how much she's getting paid for her silver-screen debut.  

Cardi recently surpassed Beyoncé's record of having four top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart in a single week. 

She's now the first woman -- and third act -- to have five top-10 singles simultaneously on the chart, tying with Drake and Kendrick Lamar for having the most top-10s all at the same time. 

The singles in question for Cardi are her collaboration with Bruno Mars, "Finesse," her feature on G-Eazy's "No Limit," her feature on Migos' "Motorsport," and her singles "Bartier Cardi" and "Bodak Yellow."

Even more impressive?  Cardi's the only artist to do this with her first five chart entries. 

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Thursday
Jan182018

Camila Cabello freaks out as "Never Be the Same" becomes a country duet

ABC/Paula LoboEven though it's a pop hit, Camila Cabello's latest hit, "Never Be the Same," also works as a country song, thanks to its melody and structure.  Don't believe it?  Just ask country superstars Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini.

During a Facebook Live event announcing his new tour on Wednesday night, Keith welcomed Kelsea -- who'll be his opening act -- onstage for a duet.  They then harmonized on "Never Be the Same."  And Camila was pretty excited about it.

"OH MY GOD!!!! @KeithUrban AND @KelseaBallerini THIS. IS. MAGICAL," she tweeted, along with a clip of the performance."

Keith and Kelsea aren't the only fans of the song, either.  During a recent livestream, Demi Lovato said that if she could cover any song, it would be "Never Be the Same." 

Demi added that she's "obsessed" with the song, and noted that she's known Camila for a "really long time," since Demi was a judge on X Factor, where Camila's former group, Fifth Harmony, was first formed.

Camila re-tweeted Demi's comments, and replied, "OMG Demi!!!!!!! i’m smiling so big, thank you so much this made my day."

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Thursday
Jan182018

Jared Leto joins Fleetwood Mac MusiCares tribute concert

ABC/Randy HolmesJared Leto is the latest artist to join the lineup for the upcoming MusiCares Person of the Year concert in honor of Fleetwood Mac.

The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman joins a bill that already includes Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Portugal. the Man and Haim. The lineup also features pop artists Miley Cyrus, OneRepublic and Harry Styles, as well as Robert Plant collaborator Alison Krauss.

As previously reported, former President Bill Clinton, who used Fleetwood Mac's classic "Don't Stop" as the theme of his 1992 presidential campaign, will present the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers with their award.

The legendary group is the first band to be honored as "Person of the Year." Past honorees have included Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.

The 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year concert takes place January 26 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. The annual pre-Grammy event raises money for the MusiCares Foundation, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy. It offers financial and medical assistance to members of the music community.

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Thursday
Jan182018

That'll be two tequilas, for Chris Young and The Rock

RCA NashvilleChris Young loves the Jumanji sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle -- and it turns out The Rock loves Chris Young, too.

“Ok…. the new Jumanji movie is insanely good… Well done!!” the “Losing Sleep” hitmaker tweeted, tagging the star of the film, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The movie star not only tweeted back, he took it one step further.

“Thank ya man. Glad you loved #JUMANJI as much as I did making it,” he said. “And for the record, ‘The Man I Want to Be” came along at the perfect time. Helped me get thru some tough times, but that’s for another conversation over tequila,” The Rock closed, adding a wink and a fist bump emoji.

Now, it sounds like Chris and The Rock will be getting together for some expensive tequila.

“Anytime man!” Chris responded. “I love that song… Don Julio 1942 on me…”

“The Man I Want to Be” hit #1 for Chris in 2009, and is the title track from his sophomore album.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is currently the #1 movie in America, and has earned over $700 million worldwide.

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Thursday
Jan182018

High Noon Neon: Jason Aldean maps out 2018 trek with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina

ABC/Image Group LA As Jason Aldean unveils plans for his High Noon Neon Tour with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina, he’s also giving us a preview of his new album.

“We named this tour after a song that’ll be on my next record,” the two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year says. “It reminds me of the bars I grew up playing in Georgia when I was getting started. We’re going to bring some of that raw energy out this summer with Luke and Lauren -- I know we’re all ready.”

The 34-city trek will kick-off May 10 in Kansas City, Missouri, with tickets going on sale for select cities on January 26. So far, we don't know the timeline for a new album or single from the "Any Ol' Barstool" hitmaker.

Here’s a look at the full itinerary for Jason Aldean's High Noon Neon Tour:

5/10 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
5/11 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Arena
5/12 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena 
5/17 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/18 -- Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/19 -- Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/25 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
5/26 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center 
5/27 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
7/13 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/14 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/15 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 -- Atlanta, GA, SunTrust Park
7/25 -- Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
7/26 -- Orange Beach, AL, The Amphitheater at the Wharf
7/27 -- Brandon, MS, Brandon Amphitheater
7/28 -- Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion
8/10 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/11 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/17 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
8/18 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/19 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
8/23 -- Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
8/24 -- Pittsburgh, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
8/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, BB&T Pavilion
9/7 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/13 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
9/14 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/15 -- Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
9/20 -- San Diego, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/22 -- San Bernardino, CA, Glen Helen Amphitheater
9/27 -- Sacramento, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
9/28 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/29 -- Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheater

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Thursday
Jan182018

Billy Joel schedules 100th lifetime performance at Madison Square Garden 

Kevin MazurSince January of 2014, Billy Joel has performed one show per month at New York's famed Madison Square Garden, earning him the record for most performances ever at the venue by a single artist.  Now, he's approaching another milestone.

July 18, Billy will perform his 100th lifetime concert at the venue.  Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, January 22 at 10 a.m. ET to Citi cardmembers.  The general public can buy them starting January 26 via Ticketmaster.com.

In addition to his already-scheduled shows at the Garden this year, Billy also has a February 9 show booked in Tampa, Florida, and three June concerts overseas: in Dublin, Ireland; Manchester, England; and Hamburg, Germany. 

It's the latest news in what's started out as a banner year for Billy.  New Year's Day, his daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, announced her engagement.  She's the oldest of Billy's three children; the youngest, Remy, arrived this past October.

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Thursday
Jan182018

Haim schedules Sister Sister Sister tour

Columbia RecordsHaim is hitting the road this spring in support of their sophomore album, Something to Tell You. The aptly named Sister Sister Sister tour begins April 3 in Portland, Oregon, and concludes May 28 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, January 26 at HaimtheBand.com.

In announcing the tour, Haim shared a video of them dancing and lip-syncing to the theme song of the '90s sitcom Sister, Sister.

Prior to the tour, Haim will perform at the MusiCares Person of the Year concert in honor of Fleetwood Mac, taking place January 26 in New York City. They're also playing this year's Coachella.

Here are Haim's Sister Sister Sister tour dates:

4/3 -- Portland, OR, Schnitzer Hall
4/4 -- Seattle, WA, WaMu Theater
4/6 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
4/7 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
4/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl Concert Theater
4/14 -- Indio, CA, Coachella
4/21 -- Indio, CA, Coachella
4/24 -- Austin, TX, Stubb's
4/25 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
4/26 -- Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom
4/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca Cola Roxy
4/29 -- Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium
5/1 -- Washington, D.C., The Anthem
5/3 -- Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
5/4 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
5/7 -- Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
5/8 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit
5/10 -- Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
5/11 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
5/14 -- Saint Paul, MN, Palace Theatre
5/28 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Thursday
Jan182018

Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. to perform at NBA All-Star Game

Pharrell; ABC/Adam RoseKevin HartPharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. have been tapped to perform at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles next month.

The National Basketball Association announced on Thursday that Hart and invited special guests will take the Staples Center stage on Sunday, February 18 to introduce the All-Star teams. 

Hart will be joined by Pharrell Williams and his rap group N.E.R.D, who will perform a medley of songs during the halftime show.

Hart's also set to embark on his upcoming Irresponsible comedy tour, with dates to be announced later this month.

The NBA All-Star Game will take place Sunday, February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It’ll air live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET. 

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Thursday
Jan182018

The Distillers announce headlining reunion shows

Ollie Millington/Getty ImagesThe Distillers have announced their first batch of headlining reunion dates. The six-date trek begins April 25 in San Diego and concludes May 2 in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19.

Along with the headlining shows, Brody Dalle and company will play the Shaky Knees festival, taking place May 4-6. Dalle's husband Josh Homme will also play the Atlanta event with his band, Queens of the Stone Age.

The Distillers broke up in 2006. Their last album was 2003's Coral Fang.

Here are The Distillers' headlining dates:

4/25 -- San Diego, CA, The Casbah
4/27 -- Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory
4/28 -- Phoenix, AZ, Crescent Ballroom
4/29 -- El Paso, TX, Lowbrow Palace
5/1 -- Austin, TX, The Mohawk
5/2 -- Dallas, TX, The Curtain Club

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