Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey & More Stars Perform in Their Living Rooms to Help Raise Funds for Fight Against COVID-19

It was a star-studded social distancing night on Sunday, thanks to “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America,” presented by Fox.

Elton John hosted the fundraising concert to help aid in the fight against the coronavirus featuring at-home performances by Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Sam Smith and more stars.

The donations raised benefited Feeding America, a non-profit organization that feeds more than 46 million people through its network of more than 200 food banks, and First Responders Children’s Foundation, which provides support to the families of first responders struggling financially during the coronavirus crisis.

Throughout the hour-long special, fans were treated with performances from their favorite artists straight from their personal homes, and the stay-at-home fashion was filled with cozy and comfortable looks rather than their typical stage outfits.

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Live Nation Postpones Large Scale Events

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Concert promoters Live Nation and AEG, along with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm, and United Talent Agency (UTA), released released the statement regarding postponement of large-scale concerts and events.

This was announced after concerns due to the spread of coronavirus.

“At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed,” the statement reads. “We continue to support that small scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon.”

“At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed,” the statement continues. “We continue to support that small scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon.”

Recently, The World Heath Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 spread as a “pandemic” on Wednesday.

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The Weeknd Announces ‘The After Hours Tour’ Starting June 11th

The Weeknd has announced his new headline world tour, The After Hours Tour, starting June 11th on the heels of his upcoming album, After Hours. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 25 at 10am local time (9am local time for UK/EU) through Thursday, February 27 at 10pm local time. During all US dates, Verizon Up ticket holders will get access to an exclusive stage side experience within the Verizon Up Members section. Regular ticket on-sale begins Friday, February 28 at 10am local time for North America and 9am local time for UK and EU.

The After Hours Tour will showcase state of the art production and one of the most innovative stage designs to date, containing the most LED lights and video for an arena show. Produced by Live Nation, the 57-date tour will hit cities across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France with support from Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver in the US, and 88GLAM and Sabrina Claudio in Europe.

After Hours album merch bundles became available with the announce of the title track and album pre-order yesterday, available at shop.theweeknd.com. For all North American dates, each ticket purchased online comes with one CD of The Weeknd’s new album AFTER HOURS. All purchases of the album or album bundles via the UK webstore also give priority access to pre-sale tickets for the upcoming UK and EU tour dates (Note: pre-sale code applies to UK and EU dates only). Pre-sale (powered by Ticketmaster) begins at 9am GMT on Wednesday, February 26th.

On March 7th The Weeknd will perform on Saturday Night Live ahead of his new album, After Hours, dropping March 20th. Listen to the title track and get tickets at the links below.

Lennon Stella Reveals North American Headlining Tour Dates

Nashville-based singer, songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist, Lennon Stella releases her new single “Golf on TV” featuring JP Saxe today. The song was written by Lennon, Ruslan Odnoralov, JP Saxe and Simon Wilcox and produced by Ruslan. Click here to listen.

In conjunction with her new single, Lennon also announces her North American headlining tour, as well as the title of her debut album, Three. Two. One. The tour will hit 28 cities across North America and see the singer play venues such as RBC Echo Beach in Toronto, Canada on May 26th, Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY on June 1st, Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on June 23rd, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on July 12th. In addition, she will also play at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer. Please see full routing below and click HERE for more info.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 21st at 10AM local time. Official pre-sales will start on Tuesday, February 18th at 10AM local time with Lennon’s Artist pre-sale. The artist pre-sale code is available to any fan now who signs up for the code for their show on Lennon’s tour dates website: https://www.lennonstella.com/tour/

Additional pre-sales will be offered from Spotify, Ticketmaster, Citi, Live Nation, and Local Promoters.

Included with every purchase of a show ticket in the US will be a CD copy of Lennon’s upcoming debut album. VIP meet & greet packages will be available in all markets for purchase during this entire period.

Lennon’s new single “Golf on TV” featuring JP Saxe is the follow up to her most recent track “Kissing Other People.” Click HERE to view the music video!

Lennon Stella first rose to popularity when she was just 12 years old as part of the duo Lennon & Maisy, alongside her younger sister. The pair gained national attention with a cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”. Lennon went on to star in the ABC/CMT smash Nashville as Maddie Conrad for six years. Kickstarting her solo recording career, Lennon debuted with her 2018 Love, me EP which bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard “Heatseekers Albums” chart, that included the single “La Di Da,” amassing more than 96 million Spotify streams and counting. Lennon is named among Refinery29’s “Young Celebrities to Watch in 2019”, Teen Vogue’s “16 Musicians You Need to Be Listening to in 2019” and most recently Amazon Music’s Artist to Watch for 2020.

Ninth-Annual Watershed Music And Camping Festival Delivers Superstar Lineup With Headliners Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett And Keith Urban

The ninth-annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival announced today that country superstars Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban will headline the bucket list worthy three-day, two stage camping festival at George, WA’s breathtaking Gorge Amphitheatre, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge on July 31-Aug. 2. Other acts also revealed today as part of the festival’s consistently stacked main stage lineup include Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Travis Denning, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Gone West Ft. Colbie Caillat, HARDY, Randy Houser, and Jon Pardi. Passes go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 10am PT at WatershedFest.com.

“Watershed, to me, is all about the annual anticipation of a great weekend with 26,000 friends, in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “I feel like it is a privilege to not only get to go, but to share it with so many ‘Shedders that have been there since day one. These artists, that setting, and the ‘Shedders make Watershed more than just a festival, it’s a true rite of passage for country music fans, and I am so proud to host this event every year. Here is to year nine being the best Watershed Festival yet!”

“Routinely one of the most-anticipated events of country festival season” (Rolling Stone) and a “country music megaparty that yee-haws the Gorge Amphitheatre to sold-out crowds every summer,”(The Seattle Times) Watershed is built with the fans, self-proclaimed as “’Shedders,” in mind. With tickets often selling out in minutes, the festival offers the biggest acts in country music along with a serene ambience.
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Jennifer Lopez And Live Nation Partner On Exclusive Multi-Year Touring Deal

Today Jennifer Lopez and Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced an exclusive multi-year touring partnership. Live Nation will produce and promote Jennifer Lopez concert events around the world including her next outing.

“Jennifer Lopez has given fans spectacular live performances for decades through sold out tour dates and her Las Vegas residencies,” said Brad Wavra, Senior Vice President Touring, Live Nation. “The demand to see Jennifer live is only growing and Live Nation is proud to be partnering with such a worldwide phenomenon for years to come.“

Most recently, Lopez gave a record breaking and critically applauded Super Bowl halftime performance at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. In 2019, the multi-hyphenate talent plotted her globally sold out and critically-acclaimed It’s My Party Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour featured a nonstop party mix of Jennifer’s new and classic anthems, showstopping choreography and dancers, dazzling wardrobe, jaw-dropping technology and set design, and all of the glamour and wow-factor fans have come to expect of Jenny from the Block.

She can next be seen in Universal’s feature film Marry Me, co-starring Owen Wilson and Maluma. Set in the culture of pop music, MARRY ME celebrates the unlikely romance between a pop star and a fan, giving each a glimpse into the other’s world. In addition to producing and starring in the film, Lopez also performs a collection of new, original songs.

Dead & Company Announce Summer Tour 2020

DEAD & COMPANY announces its Summer Tour 2020, kicking off July 10th & 11th with two shows at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, and running through August 7th & 8th, with two nights at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.

The 17-date summer tour also includes two shows at the iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago; one night at Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves; and one at MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, marking the second year in a row the band has headlined an NFL stadium. These 17 shows are the only headline tour dates Dead & Company will play in 2020! A full listing of these 2020 tour dates can be found below. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 @ 10AM local time through Ticketmaster.

Dead & Company – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – is excited to announce that they will continue their work with longtime sustainability partner REVERB. This summer the band has committed to a comprehensive carbon offset program via Reverb’s unCHANGEit Climate Campaign, covering all projected emissions from this year’s tour – including fan travel to and from shows. These Dead & Company tour offsets will immediately fund important projects around the world that directly fight climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is now available HERE until Sunday, February 9 @ 10PM local, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 11 at Noon local time through Thursday, February 13 at 10PM local time. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 11 at Noon local time through Thursday, February 13 at 10PM local time. through Citi Entertainment®.

The band will once again partner with CID Entertainment to offer VIP ticket packages for all tour dates and Travel Packages in select cities. Both package options will go on sale to the public on February 11th at 10AM local.

Check deadandcompany.com for complete tour information.

5 Seconds Of Summer Announce North American ‘No Shame 2020 Tour’

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) are returning to the road this summer with the announcement of their No Shame 2020 Tour. The 2020 tour will see the band playing a number of venues across North America. With the success of their previous 5SOS3 and Meet You There tours and coming off the heels of their massive outing with The Chainsmokers, this will be a can’t miss event for fans of the high energy rock band.

Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city North American trek will kick off August 19th in Denver, CO and make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and more, before wrapping September 26th in Concord, CA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Each ticket purchased will include a physical copy of the forthcoming 5SOS album (Interscope Records) which includes the singles “Easier” and “Teeth.”

5 Seconds of Summer will also offer VIP packages for each show that include premium tickets and access to a private soundcheck and Q&A. Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more information.

5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to see its first three full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. Across their catalog, 5SOS has sold more than eight million equivalent album units and sold over two million concert tickets worldwide, while cumulative streams of their songs now surpass seven billion.

The band – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – has been recognized with an array of prestigious accolades including an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, eight MTV European Music Awards, five ARIA Awards, two APRA and two MTV Video Music Awards.

Hitmaker Yoshiki Strikes Platinum With 1.3 Million First Week Physical Sales Of Debut Single “Imitation Rain” For SixTONES

Rock star and composer YOSHIKI continues his latest string of chart-topping hits with his newest song “Imitation Rain,” which was written and produced for the SixTONES, a new Japanese vocal group gaining international buzz as the “next BTS.”

The single – written and produced by YOSHIKI – sold over 1.3 million physical units in less than a week after its January 22 release and scored the #1 position on the Oricon singles chart (Japan), marking the first time ever that a debut artist has achieved 1.3 million in sales.

The first-week sales numbers shocked audiences and the music industry, with massive CD sales considered nearly impossible in the digital music age. Fans stood in line for hours to purchase copies of the CDs, with major retailers selling out due to overwhelming demand.

The new music video for “Imitation Rain” has been viewed over 9.5 million times since its Christmas debut, including over 1 million views in the first 24 hours. Watch the VIDEO for “Imitation Rain,” below.

“Writing for another artist is always a challenge, but it’s a really gratifying experience to connect to people through music this way. I’m so proud of this group and I’m looking forward to what they’ll achieve in the future,” says YOSHIKI, who posted a piano performance of the song to his Instagram account, congratulating SixTONES on their debut.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle With Whitesnake Announce 2020 Summer U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar & The Circle, comprised of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, are joining forces with Whitesnake, formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale with guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, drummer Tommy Aldridge, bassist Michael Devin and keyboardist Michele Luppi, for a 2020 summer tour featuring a setlist of some of the biggest hard-rocking hits of the past four decades. The 30-city U.S tour will also feature special guest Night Ranger on all dates, delivering fans an incredible summer evening of music at some of the most scenic outdoor amphitheaters across the U.S.

To celebrate the tour announcement, Sammy Hagar and David Coverdale released a special video discussing their first impressions of each other as well as first memories, how touring was then versus now, and more.

Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off July 9th in West Palm Beach, FL at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre and make stops in Tampa, Cincinnati, Dallas, Phoenix and more, before wrapping September 20th in Chula Vista, CA at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, January 31st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have quickly established themselves as one of the most emphatic and exciting live acts on tour today, seamlessly ripping through career-spanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy’s solo career, as well as the band’s hit debut studio album, Space Between, which scored them the #1 Rock Album and #4 overall album on the Billboard 200 in 2019. Setlists include hits like, “There’s Only One Way To Rock”, “Finish What Ya Started”, “Mas Tequila”, “I Can’t Drive 55”, “Can’t Hang”, “Rock Candy”, “Right Now” and many more.

“I love some friendly competition on stage and that’s exactly what this is going to be,” said Sammy Hagar. “David and I have nothing but the highest respect for one another, but we would also like to blow the other guy off the stage! Add in Night Ranger and the fans will have one hell of a night of music.”
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