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Thursday
Apr172014

Lorde Wins Prestigious New Zealand Music Prize, Gives Away Her Winnings 

Monty Brinton/CBSLorde has continued her winning ways by scooping a prestigious music award in her home country of New Zealand -- but she's decided to give away all the prize money.

According to the New Zealand Herald, Lorde's album Pure Heroine won this year's Taite Music Prize, which is given to a local album which is judged by a panel to be the best release of the past year.  The winner is entitled to 10 thousand New Zealand dollars, as well as studio time, and Lorde has generously decided to donate the prize money to the other nominees.

In an acceptance speech via video from Las Vegas, Lorde said, "I think everyone is kind of sick of me winning stuff at the moment and I think there are people who are more in need of the funds and the exposure than I am right now. So if you will accept it, the prize money and the studio time have been split between this year's nominees...if you don't want it, that's cool too."

The Herald reports that the rest of the finalists, made up of artists largely unknown outside of New Zealand, seem to be OK with Lorde's generosity, tweeting their thanks.  If each artist agrees, everyone will receive a bit more than $1,666, and they'll have to divide up the studio time.

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Thursday
Apr172014

The Who Releasing Quadrophenia Tour Video & Album in June

Universal Music EnterprisesA new concert video and album capturing The Who playing its classic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia last year in London will be released in multiple configurations on June 10.  Quadrophenia: Live in London documents the band's performance at Wembley Arena on July 8, 2103, which was the final show of its Quadrophenia and More Tour.

The concert featured The Who performing the landmark double-disc record in its entirety, as well as a set of other memorable songs by the British rockers.  For the show, the band played in front of a high-definition video screen that showed a montage of archival footage and rare photos.  The event also included tribute segments to The Who's two late founding members -- bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon -- in which the band's current lineup performed along with concert footage of the departed rock legends.

Among the versions of Quadrophenia: Live in London that will be available is a deluxe box set that will be packaged in a round metal container designed to look like the headlight of a mod-era scooter.  The collection will feature a high-def Blu-ray and a standard DVD of the concert film, a two-CD soundtrack of the 2013 show, a Blu-ray audio disc boasting the first-ever 5.1 surround-sound mix of the 1973 Quadrophenia album, a booklet with photos and liner notes, and a collectible button and sticker.

In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD of the concert video, the double-CD soundtrack and the 1973 Quadrophenia Blu-ray audio disc all will be sold separately.  Digital versions of the 2013 concert video and album also will be available.

Here is the track list for the Quadrophenia: Live in London DVD, Blu-ray and soundtrack:

"I Am the Sea"
"The Real Me"
"Quadrophenia"
"Cut My Hair"
"The Punk and the Godfather"
"I'm One"
"The Dirty Jobs"
"Helpless Dancer"
"Is It In My Head?"
"I've Had Enough"
"5:15"
"Sea and Sand"
"Drowned"
"Bell Boy"
"Doctor Jimmy"
"The Rock"
"Love Reign O'er Me"

Bonus Performances
"Who Are You"
"You Better You Bet"
"Pinball Wizard"
"Baba O'Riley"
"Won't Get Fooled Again"
"Tea & Theatre"

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Thursday
Apr172014

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Easton Corbin's debut hit? ANSWER: "A Little More Country than That."

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Thursday
Apr172014

SWV, Jaheim & More to Perform at 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards

WE tvSWV and Jaheim have been tapped to showcase at the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards, airing on TV One this Easter Sunday.

The network announced that the entertainers will be joined by Raheem DeVaughn, Joe, Carl Thomas, Lyfe Jennings, Stephanie Mills, Candice Glover, Donnie McClurkin, Amber Riley, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Kid N’ Play, Chubb Rock and many more. The artists will be backed by the Trumpet Awards Orchestra under the direction of James “Big Jim” Wright.

The event recognizes men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life in fields such as law, religion, politics, public service, sports and entertainment.

Hosted by actor Laz Alonso and actress Melissa De Sousa, the event's honorees this year include Academy Award-nominated actress Alfre Woodard as well as a Harvard Law Professor, the Attorney General of California, various entrepreneurs and others.

Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 20 on TV One.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Bringing His Daughter Madeline on the Road This Summer

Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus has a special guest hitting the road with him this summer -- his daughter Madeline. The little one will be heading out on select dates of the Flatts' upcoming Rewind tour.

Jay says, "I’m really excited for my little Maddie to see what her daddy does."

Maddie, who turned three last December, is starting to understand her dad is a big country star.

"She’s old enough now to where she kinda gets it and she’ll see a video on TV and kinda puts two and two together," Jay explains. "So, I’m really lookin’ forward to her bein’ able to watch from the side of the stage."

Rascal Flatts launches their Rewind tour May 15 in St. Louis, MO with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana as the opening acts.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Report: Drake Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off Jazz Musician

Cash Money RecordsDrake has reportedly been sued by the estate of a late jazz musician, whom he allegedly ripped off for one of the tracks on his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same.

According to TMZ, the estate of Jimmy Smith claims Drake excerpted without permission a 35-second monologue from the musician's 1982 song, "Jimmy Smith Rap" for Drake's track "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2." The lawsuit claims Drake incorrectly stated in the liner notes of his album that he obtained a license for the sample.

The lawsuit seeks more than 300 thousand dollars from Drake and other named defendants, including Cash Money Records.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Coldplay Announces “Intimate” Live Shows

Image credit: Sarah LeeColdplay has announced that they'll play six “intimate” live shows in the U.S., Japan and Europe in support of the band’s new album, Ghost Stories.

The run of live shows begins April 25 in Cologne, Germany, and wraps up July 1 at Royal Albert Hall in London.

In between, the group will play shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo.

Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale April 19 at Eventim.de. Details about the other five shows will be made available to fans who join the band's mailing list at Coldplay.com.

The Ghost Stories album features nine tracks and is scheduled to arrive in stores and digital outlets on May 19. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes.  "Magic" is the first single from Ghost Stories.

Here are the Coldplay concert dates:

4/25 -- Cologne, E-Werk
5/5 -- New York, Beacon Theatre
5/19 -- Los Angeles, Royce Hall
5/28 -- Paris, Casino de Paris
6/12 -- Tokyo, Dome City Hall
7/1 -- London, Royal Albert Hall

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Thursday
Apr172014

fun. to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award

Fueled by RamenThe members of the band fun. will be honored next Wednesday, April 23, with ASCAP’s Vanguard Award at the performing-rights organization's 31st annual Pop Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

ASCAP says the award “recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music.”  Previous Vanguard Award honorees include The All-American Rejects, Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys and Beck.

As previously reported, Tom Petty will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at event. The prestigious honor recognizes artists whose work has influenced and enriched their fellow musicians.  Previous Founders Award honorees include Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, and Neil Young.

The ASCAP Pop Music Awards is an invitation-only event that will take place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.  The gala recognizes the songwriters and publishers whose works were the most-played on radio and TV during 2013.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Miley Cyrus' Allergic Reaction Explained

ABC/Richard HarbaughMiley Cyrus was forced to cancel a couple of concert dates in Missouri this week due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Her camp has since shed more light on what exactly is bothering her.

A rep for Miley says in a statement the singer obtained a prescription for an antibiotic known as cephalexin to treat a sinus infection that was diagnosed last week. She subsequently suffered an allergic reaction to the drug.  Cephalexin is also sold under the brand name Keflex.

The rep says such a reaction can last from five to 27 days. The statement adds, "She will remain hospitalized and is under a doctor's care until we see some improvement in her condition and is asking for your compassion and privacy at this time."

Miley was hospitalized in Kansas City on Tuesday. So far, she's cancelled dates in Kansas City and in St. Louis.

The allergic reaction occurred one week after Miley cancelled a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina, due to a bout with the flu.

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Thursday
Apr172014

"American Idol" Recap: The Top Seven Perform "Competitors' Picks"

Michael Becker/FOXAmerican Idol's top seven took the stage Wednesday night to sing "competitors' picks." Each singer performed a tune he or she selected from a pool of suggestions made by the other contestants.

It was the first time in American Idol history that this theme was used for a performance show.

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban were there to critique all of the contestants. In addition, former X Factor judge Demi Lovato, who recently wrapped up her U.S. tour, dropped by to say hi and offer some comments on the duets. She played coy when Ryan Seacrest asked her if she'll announce more U.S. dates in the near future.

Here's what happened on the two-hour show:

Caleb Johnson went along with a suggestion from Alex Preston: "Family Tree," by Kings Of Leon. Keith called him a "consistent and dynamic performer." J-Lo said he was pretty amazing, adding that Caleb would be a tough act to follow for the other contestants. Harry liked the way he changed the melody, saying that it would fit right in on a Caleb Johnson album.

Jessica Meuse tackled Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder & Lead," which was Sam Woolf's idea. J-Lo said for the first time this season Jessica was a little off with her vocals. Harry suggested that Jessica listen to rhythmic music in her hotel and dance along to it in front of a mirror, so she can learn how to stay in sync with pyrotechnics and other potential stage distractions. Keith told Jessica that she needs to better channel the emotions of the lyrics she sings.

Once again, the contestants paired up for duets. Sam and Alex performed the first duet of the night, a cover of Passenger's "Let Her Go." Harry thought it was "saccharine" and just OK. Ryan asked Demi what she thought; she agreed with Harry, though she noted it had good energy.

C.J. Harris played John Mayer's "Gravity," as suggested by Caleb. Keith enjoyed it, but would have liked to have heard more of an "arc." Jennifer asked him to look for the moments that will lift the crowd. Harry said C.J. has the ability to connect with the crowd, and that he delivered his best performance to date.

Dexter Roberts performed Luke Bryan's "Muckalee Creek Water," suggested by C.J. Jennifer said he did a good job, but she reiterated that the contestants need to be spectacular from this point forward in the competition. Harry said Dexter's vocals on the song weren't that different from the original.

Caleb and Jena Irene teamed up for a duet of The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter." Demi thought they both nailed it.

Alex took on Ed Sheeran's "The A Team," which was Dexter's idea. J-Lo said it was the perfect song choice. Keith said Alex responds to the music in such a way that he turns it into his own.

Jessica picked David Gray's "Sail Away" for Sam. Harry called him a "work in progress," but in a good way. He thought the song fit Sam well. Keith noticed that Sam is getting more comfortable onstage. Jennifer said she could feel Sam trying to connect with the song.

Jessica, C.J. and Dexter joined forces on Lady Antebellum's "Compass." Harry didn't mince words: he said it wasn't very good. Demi thought they were much better when they sang individually.

Jena ended the night with a Caleb choice: Radiohead's first hit, "Creep." Keith loved the way she owned the song. Jennifer said it was beautiful. Harry said Jessica sings with humility and intrigue, and that it was the best performance of the night.

One of these finalists will be eliminated on Thursday night's results show, airing on Fox at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Ed Sheeran Scores Biggest Hit to Date with "Sing," Explains Why He Defied Warnings Not to Play Madison Square Garden

Eric McCandless/CBSLooks like the fans are enjoying Ed Sheeran's new sound: his new single "Sing" has already become his biggest U.S. chart hit.

Billboard reports that "Sing" has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #15.  That already tops the British star's previous high mark of #16, which is where "The A Team" peaked back in January of 2013.  "Sing" also sold an impressive 123,000 copies in its first week on sale. 

The Pharrell Williams-produced "Sing" is the first single from Ed's sophomore album x, pronounced "multiply," which is due out in June.  He shot the video for the track this week.

In other Ed Sheeran news, he opens up to Billboard.com about the thought process behind his riskiest career move to date: booking three concerts at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden.

"People were very doubtful I could sell out one Madison Square Garden [date]," he tells Billboard. "But my reasoning for doing it is, I didn't want to finish my American success being an opening act.  So, I thought, 'Now I've done the Taylor [Swift] tour, I'll probably be able to move up.'"

Ed says he got push back from his record label, who thought he was rushing things too much, but he proved them wrong when all three dates sold out: an accomplishment he's commemorated by getting three boxing gloves tattooed on his arm.

"I remember the label just being, like, 'Why are you doing that? You can't, don't do that. Wait,'" he recalls. "And now, whenever I visit radio stations or press or anyone in America, it's just like, 'Aw, yeah, you did the three MSGs,' rather than, 'Oh, you sold quite a few records over a very long period of time,' you know?  So, it's good.  It proved a point."

Ed also talks with Billboard.com about his musical influences, some of which might surprise you.  He names classic rock guitar god Eric Clapton as the man who inspired him to start playing guitar, but Eminem as the artist who's most inspired him lyrically.

"I don't think anyone has educated me as much as his first two albums have over the years of just how to put words together," he explains. Among his other influences: Singer/songwriter Damien Rice, and music legends the Beatles, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Elton John.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Alice Cooper Talks Super Duper New Documentary, Recalls Conquering His Alcohol Problem

Banger FilmsThe new Alice Cooper documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere today at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7 in New York City.  The film, which is being billed as the first-ever "doc opera," tells the dramatic true story of how Vincent Furnier, a preacher's son who was born in Detroit and raised in Phoenix, grew up to be one of rock music's most outlandish entertainers.

The movie also examines Cooper's struggles with alcohol and drug abuse during the 1970s and early '80s, and his reemergence as a clean-and-sober elder rock statesman.  Super Duper Alice Cooper combines archival footage and photos, animated segments and theatrical scenes with new audio interviews with Alice, members of his original band, longtime manager Shep Gordon, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Iggy Pop, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Sex Pistols singer John Lydon and others.

One of the interesting devices directors Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Reginald Harkema used in the film was the integration of clips from the 1920 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to reflect Cooper's struggle for identity with the character he portrayed on stage.

Cooper tells ABC News Radio that he loved the use of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the documentary, and recalls that "the guys came to me and they said, 'We just can't do a normal autobiography because it's Alice Cooper and that's a character that's always theatrical.  We have to do something different…We were thinking about Jekyll and Hyde."  Alice added that he thought the character was perfect as an analogy for his struggle.

As the film reveals, as Cooper's popularity and fame skyrocketed, he began drinking to excess while acting as if his crazy concert persona was who he was in real life.

"I think that when I was drinking there was a big, gray area of where Alice began and where I stopped," he says.  "And, when I got sober I finally realized the fact that, yeah, I don't have to be this character all the time."

Although Alice went through extensive treatment for his alcoholism in the late 1970s, he relapsed in the early '80s, adding a serious cocaine problem on top of his drinking issues.  The period is captured in the film in an interview clip taped during his 1981-1982 tour in support of his Special Forces album in which he appears frighteningly gaunt.

Cooper says of the segment, "I look at that and I go, 'That was another life.'  I mean, that was 32 years ago, and, to me, it doesn't even seem like that was me…I mean, I know it was me but you don't really realize how deep you get into things until you [see a video like that]."

Cooper got sober for good shortly after that, and now he says he has no trouble separating his real life from that of the onstage Alice.

"I can live my life every day with my wife and my kids and go play golf and go to the mall and go to church on Sunday and do everything that a dad does, and then when it's time to play Alice, well, I look forward to that now," he tells ABC News Radio.  "It's sort of like Anthony Hopkins looking forward to playing Hannibal Lecter.  I mean, how much fun is that?"

Cooper will attend tonight's premiere and will take part during a Q&A session during the event.

"You can ask me anything," he says of the planned interview segment.  "I have got no skeletons in the closet here, so it doesn't matter to me what you want to talk about.  We'll talk about it."

Thursday
Apr172014

Sarah McLachlan to Headline "ELLE's" Women in Music Concert, Books TV Appearances

Verve RecordsSarah McLachlan usually keeps things low-key, but she's planning on making herself very visible in the coming weeks to promote her new album Shine On, her first collection of new material since 2010.

First, Sarah is set to headline ELLE magazine's 5th annual Women in Music Concert Celebration, which is taking place April 22 in Hollywood.  Among the stars who'll be attending: Phillip Phillips, Glee star Melissa Benoist, actress Anna Kendrick, Olympian and Dancing with the Stars contestant Meryl Davis, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and more.

Next, Sarah has booked a slew of TV appearances around the album's May 6 release date.  She'll appear on ABC's Good Morning America on May 5, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon May 7 and ABC's The View on May 8.

When you pre-order Shine On from iTunes or Amazon, you'll get an instant download of Sarah's new single "In Your Shoes."

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Thursday
Apr172014

Miguel's Stylist Speaks About His "Sexy, Bold, Rock 'n' Roll" Fashion

Image Credit: Anthony WilliamsMiguel recently acknowledged that his stylist Jasmine Benjamin has landed a feature in Vogue magazine, in which she details the crooner's edgy fashion statements.

When asked by the magazine how she would described Miguel's style, Benjamin complimented the singer for being fashion-forward and pushing "boundaries."

"His style is sexy, bold, rock 'n' roll and everything that idea encompasses.  We go from rockabilly and punk to '90s glam-metal band," she says. "He always needs a good pair of jeans, a T-shirt, a pair of leather boots and a leather jacket, of course. These staples are a part of who Miguel really is."

After working together for more than two years, Jasmine and Miguel see eye-to-eye on which outfits will suit him. "Miguel literally can give me a few words and describe how he wants to look for an event and I just know exactly what he means," she says. "I totally know what he’s going to love right away, but sometimes he surprises me!"

So what's her favorite looks for him? Jasmine says she loved Miguel's red carpet look for the BET Awards in 2013 and for this year's Grammys Awards.

Meanwhile, fans can expect more funky fashion choices from the singer, who is currently recording the follow-up to his breakout 2012 album, Kaleidoscope Dream.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRandy Houser has signed on a spokesperson for Eckrich, the makers of hardwood-smoked sausage and deli meats. Look for Erckrhich mobile sampling events at Randy's concerts this year.

Willie Nelson will be presented with his fifth degree black belt in the martial arts system Gong Kwon Yu Sul, in a ceremony on Monday, April 28 in Austin, TX. The event takes place two days before Willie's 81st birthday.

Easton Corbin's new video for "Clockwork" premiered on People.com this week.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Soundgarden Streams Unreleased Demo of "Black Hole Sun"

Courtesy Soundgarden via InstagramAs previously reported, Soundgarden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of Superunknown with two deluxe editions of the album, and also a vinyl version. The deluxe editions will include previously-unreleased rehearsal recordings, demos and b-sides. They are set to be released on June 3.

To hold fans over until then, the band has released a demo version of "Black Hole Sun," one of the two Grammy-winning tracks from Superunknown. It's streaming on the band's SoundCloud page now, and sounds pretty much like a rougher version of the original -- rawer somehow, but still very recognizable.

Superunknown debuted at number one the week it was released in March 1994 and remains Soundgarden's best-selling album.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Brett Eldredge Heating Up the Charts with Beach-Inspired Hit, "Beat of the Music"

Warner Music NashvilleIf the cold snap affecting a good chunk of the country has got you down, just turn on Brett Eldredge's  beach-inspired hit, "Beat of the Music." The song has been heating up the country chart for a while now, but Brett is thankful "Beat of the Music" is headed towards #1 a lot faster than his debut hit, "Don't Ya."

Brett tells ABC News Radio, "'Don't Ya' took like 47 weeks to reach the top of the chart, which was great, 'cause it got people to know me. And soon as they heard 'Beat of the Music,' they knew that was me."

"Beat of the Music" has been getting just as big a reaction as "Don't Ya" during Brett's concerts lately.

Explaining the new song's success, Brett says, "It takes you to a special place, I think. You don't have to think too much. You just gotta feel good. And I like to be 'Mr. Feel Good' sometimes."

"Beat of the Music" and "Don't Ya" are both included on Brett's debut album, Bring You Back.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Train Releasing New Single in June, New Album in September 

PRNewsFoto/Daytona International SpeedwayThere's lots of stuff happening right now in the Train yard.  A day after the band announced that they'd be doing another installment of their Sail Across the Sun fan cruise next year, they've revealed that fans can expect a new single in June, with a new album coming in September.

The band revealed the news on Twitter, and singer Pat Monahan further elaborated on the band's new music in his blog, saying he was happy with the material they've come up with. 

"There are some good ones," he said of the new Train songs.  "I’m starting to get excited. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this way. This record has clawed at my soul, brought loss, change and periods of trouble and illness. But here I stand and I say that this thing might be the best I’ve done. Definitely the best that I can do right now. That’s always the goal."

Train's new album will be the follow-up to 2012's California 37, which produced the hits "Drive-By" and "50 Ways to Say Goodbye."

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Jhené Aiko Debuts New Song "Spotless Mind" at Coachella 

Def JamJhené Aiko made the most out of performing for the first time at Coachella on Sunday. The singer debuted a brand new song called "Spotless Mind" during her set.

“Started as a love song, 26 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings backed by her live band. The island-inspired song was posted on her official YouTube page.

"Spotless Mind" will appear on her upcoming full-length debut Souled Out, slated to arrive this summer.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

American Idol Live! Tour Kicks Off June 24 

Credit: Brian Bowen SmithIf you want to see this year's crop of American Idol finalists up close and personal, grab your tickets for this year's American Idol Live tour.  The trek gets underway June 24 in Binghamton, NY and is right now scheduled to run through August 23, wrapping up in Redmond, Washington. Tickets go on sale May 9 at AmericanIdol.com/tour.

Buying the tickets also helps you do some good.  One dollar from every ticket purchased will be donated to the Melanoma Research Alliance to help cure that disease.

Unlike some tours in the past, this year's trek will be limited to the Top 10 finalists: C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf.  Of those ten, Majesty, MK and Malaya have already been eliminated, but of course, they'll return for the tour.

This year's winner will be crowned Wednesday, May 21, and he or she will receive the prime spot on the bill during the tour.

Here are the dates:

6/24 -- Binghamton, NY, Broome County Arena
6/25 -- Albany, NY Times, Union Center
6/27 -- Windsor, ON, The Colosseum at Caesars
6/28 -- Orillia, ON, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
6/29 -- Syracuse, NY, Oncenter Complex
7/1 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
7/3 -- Cincinnati, OH, Horseshoe Cincinnati
7/5 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino
7/6 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
7/8 -- West Long Branch, NJ, The MAC at Monmouth University
7/9 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/11 -- Uniondale, NY, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/12 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/13 -- Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
7/15 -- Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
7/17 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
7/18 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/19 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
7/20 -- Saint Augustine, FL, Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
7/22 -- Greenville, SC, Peace Center Concert Hall
7/24 -- Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
7/26 -- Birmingham, AL,  BJCC Concert Hall
7/28 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
7/29 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
7/30 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater
8/1 -- Kansas City, MO, Midland Theatre
8/2 -- Mulvane, KS, Kansas Star Casino
8/3 -- Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah's Ballroom
8/6 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
8/7 -- Mt. Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
8/8 -- Springfield, IL, Illinois State Fair
8/9 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
8/11 -- Broomfield, CO, 1STBANK Center
8/13 -- Phoenix, AZ,  Comerica Theatre
8/14 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
8/16 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
8/17 -- San Jose, CA, City National Civic
8/20 -- Jacksonville, OR, Britt Pavilion
8/21 -- Portland, OR, Theater of the Clouds at The Moda Center
8/23 -- Redmond, WA, Marymoor Park

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