Dead & Company Adds Fall Concerts

Dead & Company: Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – will perform several concerts this fall on the East Coast. The shows – Thursday, October 31, & Friday, November 1, at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York and Friday, November 8, & Saturday, November 9, for the first time ever at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, follow Dead & Company’s 2019 Summer Tour, the band’s biggest yet.

Thursday, October 31: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Friday, November 1: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Friday, November 8: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Saturday, November 9: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Tickets on Sale Friday, August 23, @ 10AM Local Time

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 23, @ 10AM local time through Ticketmaster.

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is now available HERE until Sunday, August 18, @ 10PM ET / 7PM PT, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, August 20, @ 12PM local time through Thursday, August 22, @ 10PM local time. Additional presales are available beginning Thursday, August 22, at 10 AM local time.

Dead & Company has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer Travel Packages and three VIP ticket options in Hampton and Manhattan. Click HERE for full details.

Check deadandcompany.com for complete tour information.
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DreamHack To Make U.S. West Coast Debut

World’s Premier Gaming Lifestyle Festival to Host Esports Tournaments 24-Hour LAN Party, Expo, Cosplay Competition, Live Music Concerts and More

DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, has announced it will make its U.S. West Coast debut with DreamHack Anaheim in Anaheim, CA February 21-23, 2020, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The 24 hour-a-day festival weekend will feature everything gaming under one roof and will be jam-packed with pro esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring your own computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music and more. Tickets will be available HERE beginning Friday, September 20, 2019.

“I cannot express our excitement at bringing DreamHack to the great city of Anaheim for our first-ever West Coast festival weekend — especially because it comes on the heels of our 25th-anniversary celebration,” said DreamHack Co-CEO Marcus Lindmark. “This debut event in Anaheim will be a not-to-be-missed experience for fans of esports and all things gaming.”

“We are thrilled to be bringing DreamHack to the West Coast for the first time in the history of the event,” said Visit Anaheim Vice President of Sports Development Roy Edmonson. “Events like DreamHack are perfect for Anaheim, as we have the largest convention center on the west coast, and this is a great addition to our portfolio of clients.”

2019 was a tremendous year of growth for DreamHack, including inaugural events in South America (DreamHack Rio); Dallas, TX (DreamHack Dallas); and Rotterdam, Netherlands (DreamHack Rotterdam). The festival experience will continue to innovate and improve the experience for both attendees and fans alike. The complete 2020 festival schedule will be announced in December.

The Great Khalid Foundation And Right Hand Foundation Present: A Night For Suncity Benefit Concert With Khalid On September 1st

Global superstar Khalid announces today that on September 1st he will headline a benefit concert along with special guests at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. In support of his hometown of El Paso and in response to the tragic mass shooting on August 3, 2019, Khalid will be raising funds through this concert to support the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the El Paso Community Foundation.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, August 14th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. This event is presented by The Great Khalid Foundation and manager Courtney Stewart’s Right Hand Foundation, and produced by Live Nation.

Says Khalid: “I have been rocked to the core by the horrific act of gun violence that came to El Paso, and by the continued acts of senseless violence that our country faces daily. I want to give back to my community of El Paso, the city of the 915, who has given so much to me. Please come out and let’s heal together through music while raising money to help those who need it.

Says Dr. Heather Wilson, The University of Texas at El Paso Incoming President: “Khalid’s generous offer to put on a benefit concert is a touching example of the spirit of caring and kindness that typifies El Paso. We will come together to help and to heal. I invite you to join us at the concert to honor and support the victims and their families.”

In addition to attending the concert, donations for this cause can only be made directly through www.thegreatkhalidfoundation.org or by purchasing one of the commemorative shirts from here https://shop.khalidofficial.com/.

MTV VJs Reunion Set for NostalgiaCon ‘80s Pop Culture Convention

Organizers of NostalgiaCon’s inaugural ‘80’s pop culture convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center announced today that Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter, three of the iconic, original MTV VJs are joining the show for a weekend reunion that will also include them hosting the event’s two major music night concerts.

Goodman, Blackwood, and Hunter are pop culture royalty to legions of ‘80s kids who saw the world of music, fashion and sometimes film through the tastes, news updates and/or interviews of the MTV VJs. Last week MTV celebrated its 38th anniversary and Goodman himself is the answer to the trivia question everyone has in mind: Who was the first VJ to appear on MTV?

As part of a multi-faceted engagement at NostalgiaCon, the VJs will participate in a retrospective panel about MTV, sign autographs and take pictures with fans, as well as host the two nights of music concerts set for NostalgiaCon: Saturday’s New Wave Night and Sunday’s ‘80s Mixed Tape Night.

This year the concerts are part of the all-inclusive one and two-day passes of NostalgiaCon. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nostalgiacon-2019-tickets-63482801769.

A Day To Remember Announces Fall 2019 “The Degenerates Tour”

Today A Day To Remember announced The Degenerates Tourfor Fall 2019. Special guests I Prevail and Beartooth will join on most dates. A Day To Remember were recently featured on Marshmello’s single “Rescue Me,” making their first new music since 2016’s acclaimed Bad Vibrations. Watch and listen below.

Later this month, A Day To Remember will embark on a run of UK and European festival dates, including headline performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city trek will kick off September 6th in Buffalo, NY before settling in for the first ever Self Help Festival Massachusetts on September 7th in Worcester, MA. The band will then head west for the return of Self Help Festival San Bernardino on October 12th in San Bernardino, CA.

After the two massive Self Help Festivals as well as other September festival appearances, the tour will fully gear up and make stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville and more before wrapping November 23rd in Fayetteville, NC. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember’s releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they’ve sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours, amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them “An Artist You Need To Know.”

To see A Day To Remember 2019 Tour Dates, go to http://adtr.com

Mariah Carey Records “Mixed-ish” Theme Song

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Mariah Carey has recorded a new song for ABC’s upcoming “Black-ish” spinoff “Mixed-ish.” The Grammy-winning songbird wrote and recorded the new track as the show’s theme song.

Titled “In The Mix”, the track is set to debut on the show’s first episode of “Mixed-ish” that will premiere on Sept. 24 at 9/8c on ABC.

The show is set to feature Arica Himmel as young Rainbow, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tika Sumpter playing her parents.

Carey has previously expressed interest in working with the creators of Black-ish.

The news was announced Monday (Aug. 5) at the Television Critics’ Association (TCA).

“As a fan of Kenya Barris’ megahit shows, black-ish and grown-ish, I was inspired to connect with Kenya to find a way we could work together,” said Carey. “As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of mixed-ish, especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved. I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for Kenya and the show.”

GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist Chance The Rapper Announces Expansive North American Outing With “The Big Day”

GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist Chance The Rapper Announces Expansive North American Outing With “The Big Day”

Today Chance The Rapper announced his highly-anticipated return to the road with The Big Day, touching down in cities across North America this fall. The tour reveal follows the long-awaited release of his debut studio album, The Big Day, out last Friday. Please see tour itinerary below.

The innovative GRAMMY award-winner will kick off the 35-stop tour on September 14th in San Francisco, CA and visit Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, Houston and more before wrapping November 10th in Miami, FL.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, August 2nd at 10am local time at chanceraps.com/tour.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, July 29th at 1pm ET until Thursday, August 1st at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including GA First On Floor access, amazing reserved seats, transportation, preferred entrance and more. Check LaneOne for details.
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Young Thug And Machine Gun Kelly Announce North American Fall Tour

GRAMMY Award-winning artist Young Thugand chart-topping rapper Machine Gun Kellyannounced they are joining forces for a tour across North America this fall. Special guests Polo G, YBN Nahmir, KILLYand Strickwill join on select dates. Please see itinerary below.

Produced by Live Nation, the massive 31-city outing will kick off September 30thin Toronto, ON and make stops including Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and more before wrapping November 18thin Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, July 26that 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Young Thug defies categorization and is a true iconoclast. Emerging on Atlanta’s hip hop scene with his 2011 mixtape series, he launched into the mainstream with his knack for melodicism and unique vocal style. Thug’s highly anticipated new album So Much Fun is scheduled to release later this fall. He recently earned his highest chart placement on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “The London” ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus. “The London” also earned a spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list.
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Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Lead VMA Nominations

By Creative Media Times

Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande leads this year’s nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), with each artist receiving 10 nominations which was announced on Tuesday.

Newcomers and first-time VMA nominees Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X also received multiple nominations. Both had a big year this year with “Bad Guy” and “Old Town Road” respectively, and will face off in the Best New Artist category.

There are also two new categories this year: Best K-Pop and Video for Good.

The event is set to be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, and will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Monday, Aug. 26 at 8/7c.

See the full list of nominees below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

21 Savage ft. J. Cole — “a lot” — Epic Records
Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy” — Darkroom/Interscope Records
Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records
Jonas Brothers — “Sucker” — Republic Records
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cardi B — Atlantic Records
Billie Eilish — Darkroom/Interscope Records
Ariana Grande — Republic Records
Halsey — Astralwerks/Capitol Records
Jonas Brothers — Republic Records
Shawn Mendes– Island Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

Drake — “In My Feelings” — Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records
Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records
Jonas Brothers — “Sucker” — Republic Records
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — “Shallow” — Interscope Records
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records

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Highlights From Comic-Con’s 2019 Panel “The Character Of Music”

BMI and White Bear PR brought together a talented group of composers and directors for the “Character of Music” panel at Comic-Con’s 50th anniversary on Friday, July 19, at the San Diego Convention Center.

The all-star line-up included renowned BMI composer Tyler Bates (R.U.N) and the director of Cirque du Soleil’s new live-action thriller, R.U.N., Michael Schwandt; Emmy-winning BMI composer Frederik Wiedmann along with showrunner Aaron Ehasz (The Dragon Prince); and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory (Abzu) with video game director Matt Nava (Abzu). This year’s panel was a full house and amongst the most popular seats at Comic-Con.

Attendees who secured a spot to see the panel included a mixture of emerging composers, directors and music fans. BMI’s Anne Cecere and White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling co-moderated the ninth edition of “The Character of Music.”

The panelists touched on several key elements that go into producing a successful score for movies, live shows and video games, along with the key ingredients of a productive and creative relationship between composers and directors.

Wiedmann elaborated on the early stages of harmonic development for the characters on The Dragon Prince, and Ehasz emphasized on the importance of finding a composer who can be brilliant and fast when scoring for television. Bates and Schwandt expanded on music’s vital role in the live-action thriller R.U.N. written by Robert Rodriguez.

Wintory and Nava discussed the benefits of developing a short cut piece in the initial stages of game scoring to align visions.

The panelists also answered questions from the audience, and participants received limited-edition swag from the composers.

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