Multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande, kicked off herSweetener World Tourlast night in Albany, NY. The tour will continue through 2019 with stops worldwide, including a headlining Coachella performance next month. FullSweetener World TourscheduleHERE.
In addition to her previous RIAA certifications,Arianahas been awarded multiple new certifications commemorating her stratospheric success over the past six months. Her awards now include a platinum certification for her 2018 albumSweetener, a platinum certification for last month’sthank u, nextalbum, a triple-platinum certification for“no tears left to cry,”and a double-platinum certification for“God is a woman
thank u, next Tracklisting:
5. fake smile
6. bad idea
7. make up
9. in my head
10. 7 rings
11. thank u, next
12. break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored
“Somedays” introduces the genre-defiant and future-facing spirit at the heart of Lil West’s signature sound. The track arrives on the heels of his December release “Baller” with Take A Daytrip x Russ Chell, which HotNewHipHop described as “his most intimate single to date.“
All signs point to a major breakthrough for Lil West. In addition to putting up numbers on Soundcloud, Pigeons & Planes and Hot New Hip Hop recently touted him among “Artists to Watch in 2019,” as he garnered widespread praise from Elevator, and Noisey who crowned him, “the Delaware loner forging rap’s strange future.” Right now, he’s putting the finishing touches on his debut project due out soon.
Merging emo, rap, alternative, and nearly everything else under the sun, he’s a different kind of artist, and he’s poised for big things in 2019.
Critically acclaimed Irish phenomenon Picture This release their third instant grat track “If You Wanna Be Loved” today from forthcoming album MDRN LV, co-produced by Jayson Dezuzio [Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors], arriving February 15,2019 via Republic Records. Listen to “If You Wanna Be Loved” HERE. Pre-order MDRN LV HERE.
Picture This will embark on their first North American tour in support of MDRN LV, making stops across the country starting in Toronto, ON on April 22 and wrapping in Seattle, WA on May 18. Full tour routing below, get tickets HERE.
The albums lead single “One Drink” continues to climb up the radio charts at both Alternative and Hot AC formats in the U.S. Watch the official music video for “One Drink” HERE. The band also recently released a second song featured on the upcoming album, “Everything or Nothing”, tune in to watch the official music video HERE.
ABOUT PICTURE THIS
The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Just over two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets, concluding 2017 with a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and a two-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin. This summer marked their first stadium tour in Ireland, which capped off with a 35,000-person stadium show selling out over 3 months prior. During late 2018, they teamed up with super producer Jayson Dezuzio to record the 2019 follow-up, MDRN LV.
2019 North American Tour Dates:
April 22 Toronto, ON The Velvet Underground
April 23 Montreal, QC L’Astral
April 24 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
April 26 Pittsburgh, PA The Club @ Stage AE
April 27 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
April 30 New York, NY Irving Plaza
May 1 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry
May 3 Columbus, OH The Basement
May 4 Nashville, TN The Basement
May 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
May 7 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall
May 10 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
May 11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
May 14 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 15 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 17 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
May 18 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchise
03/16 – House Of Blues, Peacock Room – Houston, TX
03/17 – 89thStreet OKC – Oklahoma City, OK
03/18 – Dada Dallas – Dallas, TX
03/20 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
03/21 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
03/23 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
03/26 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
03/29 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
03/30 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Following a whirlwind 2018, rising American singer-songwriter and musician Donna Missal dives head first into 2019, making her late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers with what’s certain to be a riveting performance of her breakthrough single, “Keep Lying.” Tune in to NBC tonight at 12:35/11:35 central.
The performance comes a little over a month before her announced 2019 headline tour, which kicks off Valentine’s Day (February 14) in Chicago. The 20 date ‘This Time’ Tour, is prom-themed and takes Donna across North America, making stops in St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more before concluding in San Diego on March 30.
Donna recently explained the concept of the tour in an Instagram post: “I was homeschooled. I never had a school dance or a picture day or a graduation. THIS TIME TOUR is your invitation to the winter and spring formal I never had. If you had a shitty time in school and want a re-do, or maybe you loved it and want to go back to that feeling, THIS TIME is your time. VIP packages will be available so you can take your very own NEW yearbook photo by Muriel Knudson and be a part of our CLASS OF ‘THIS TIME’ yearbook.”
In addition to her North American headline tour, Donna will bring her live show to the UK for the first time, making her London debut January 23 at The Moth Club. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.donnamissal.com.
Having spent much of 2018 on the road, including two special album release shows in LA and New York, an appearance on MTV’s TRL, her debut festival appearance at Austin City Limits and prominent supporting slots opening for King Princess, Bishop Briggs and Sir Sly and Joywave, earning legions of new fans along the way—now Donna Missal is taking the reins, bringing her energetic and fiercely passionate live set to a city near you, in support of her debut album (and tour namesake), This Time.
The tour will see Donna Missal playing songs from her debut album, This Time, out now on Harvest Records. The eleven-track album infuses Missal’s timeless, fiery vocals with scorching production by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), harkening back to the heyday of classic soul music, all the while creating something fresh and contemporary. Including standout cuts like “Driving,” “Transformer,” “Girl,” “Thrills” and current focus track, “Jupiter,” an impassioned anthem with a driving bassline and massive chorus. Watch Donna deliver the goods in this live version of “Jupiter” HERE, filmed exclusively as part of Vevo’s DSCVR series
The album also includes her latest single “Keep Lying,” which has been steadily climbing the charts at Alternative radio. Following Zane Lowe’s premiere of Missal’s original demo version of “Keep Lying” on Beats 1, the song shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts.
Blending elements of soul, hip-hop and rock & roll, Missal shaped This Time’s sonic landscape partly by laying live recordings down on tape, then sampling those recordings to imbue her songs with a fresh yet timeless energy. Much of that live recording took place at the iconic Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, where she was joined in the studio by Nate Mercereau (Leon Bridges). “I really wanted this album to reference my history of playing in bands,” she explains. “It’s all these very pure, talented musicians playing together in a room, but then we took that and sampled it and altered in a way that creates something totally new.”
With its title taken from a track Missal co-wrote with her frequent collaborator Sharon Van Etten, ‘This Time’ is an uncompromisingly honest look at living entirely on your own terms. “I’ve spent most of my life being hyper-focused on time, which I think is something that a lot of women obsess over,”says Missal. “We’re in such a rush to make things happen, when really we should take the time to figure out what we actually want out of life. And even though it’s so fucking hard to have that kind of patience, I think it’s so important to believe in yourself enough to let things develop in a way that feels right to you.”
Throughout the album, Missal crafts her lyrics with the kind of idiosyncratic detail that instantly etches each line onto your heart, exploring self-empowerment on tracks like “Transformer”—a fiercely charged anthem about “having the courage to take what you want from life, without apology,”and on “Thrills,” which sees Missal musing on self-love and sexual confidence, her voice soaring over a gently swaying groove and dreamy guitar tones. “‘Thrills’ is about owning what makes you real,” says Missal. “There is a shift happening in our societal standards of beauty and sexuality, and the more we embrace our flaws the closer we become to effecting real change. I’d love for people to hear the song — and not just women, but anyone who feels disenfranchised— and remember that being sexy and confident comes from self-acceptance.”
Elsewhere on This Time, Missal infuses social commentary into songs like “Girl”: a stripped-back yet intricately textured track that unfolds with both gentle playfulness and piercing vulnerability. “I wanted to address this idea that women need to be pinned against each other in order to succeed, or need to point out the flaws in other women just to feel good about themselves,”says Missal. “That kind of thinking has been around forever, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going away—but the more we talk about it, the better it’s going to get.”And on “Driving,” Missal delivers one of the album’s most mesmerizing moments, with her flowing melody, hypnotic rhythms, and ethereal vocals merging with a quiet grandeur that’s simultaneously escapist and inspiring. “‘Driving’ is about being on the precipice of taking control over your life—that feeling of seeing something you want in the distance and making the decision to go for it,”says Missal. “It’s about saying ‘Even if it takes a long time, or I hit some bumps along the way, it’s all okay because I’m the one behind the wheel.’”
To date, Donna Missal’s songs have racked up more than 23 MILLION COMBINED STREAMS globally, and now with the release of her debut album ‘This Time’, Missal is excited to provide her fans more of what they love so much about her music. “This isn’t a record about love and loss and relationships,” Missal explains. “It’s about taking chances for yourself, figuring out who you are and really standing behind that. I made a point of putting myself out there as a real person navigating this life at this moment in time, because I want to do whatever I can as an artist to help people feel more confident in navigating their own lives. I’d love for the listener to receive the message that you can take your time to learn and love yourself. That’s been the most important discovery that I want to share with this album.”
Donna Missal’s is a voice that comes around only once in a lifetime, a tour not to be missed
Sam Smith & Normani announce their joint single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ to be released worldwide via Capitol Records on Friday, January 11th. Presave link to download/stream the single here.
‘Dancing With a Stranger’ is a smooth slice of sultry, R&B influenced pop where Sam and Normani’s vocals effortlessly glide over the production. The collaboration between the two came about through a chance encounter at the studio in Los Angeles as Sam was writing the single with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other, it was a no-brainer for Normani to join Sam on the new track.
Sam Smith has spent the past year travelling around the world on tour in support of his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as Éc;one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.Éd; Éc;Dancing With a StrangerÉd; is the first new music from Sam Smith in 2019 and follows on from his global hit with Calvin Harris Éc;PromisesÉd; which stormed the charts last summer.&#a0;Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 17 million album equivalent units worldwide.&#a0;He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.
On the new single Sam Smith says, Éc;Iߣm so excited for everyone to hear Éc;Dancing With a Stranger,Éd; which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.&#a0;It is also such a beautiful moment for me as Iߣm a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. Iߣm so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.Éd;
Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single Love Lies; with Khalid. Love Lies soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio in the US and was the first single Normani released following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of new tracks including two tracks with Calvin Harris and her recent single, Éc;WavesÉd; feat. 6LACK. In addition to working with Calvin Harris, Khalid, and 6LACK, Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. Normani is currently working on her debut solo album and this March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.
Normani explains about the collaboration, I’m truly blessed having the opportunity to create with one of the greatest vocalists of this decade. I think about the artists that I frequently listen to daily and Sam Smith has definitely been one of them for some time now. I never thought in a trillion years that I would be able to state that I have a record with this extremely gifted being. Iߣm super proud to share this song with Sam and cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience it – from the first moment that I heard the song I knew how special it was. Iߣm deeply in love with this body of work and I hope that you all will be too. Iߣm so thankful that Sam put his trust in me to help him bring this song to life. To my fans, thank you for all of your continued support. I love y’all!!! I pray you guys enjoy this.
Circoloco debuts in Southeast Asia
at Baba Beach Club in Thailand
On Saturday January 19th 2019, Circoloco will arrive in Thailand for a one-off event at the award-winning Baba Beach Club in Phuket, with an extensive lineup including Seth Troxler, Nic Fanciuli, Peggy Gou, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Serge Devant & more.
This marks the first time that Circoloco has hosted an event in Southeast Asia, and perfectly coincides with their 20th anniversary. They’ll be bringing their iconic sound to award-winning luxury hotel Baba Beach club, conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket.
Working with local communities and supporting local artists, this collaboration aims to create a space where the international and local music scenes converge, contributing to the development of Thailand’s underground music scene.
The vision is to bring both sustainability and music to the forefront, invoking mindfulness for the environment and our natural surroundings, through the use of eco-friendly and biodegradable materials throughout the event.
About Circoloco //
The Circoloco name has been internationally recognized since its launch in 1999 and has grown to become one of Ibiza’s most iconic parties and innovators. In fact, it’s known in the industry as “a rite of passage” for anyone in Ibiza as well as stars of the underground music scene. The brand has a global cult following of highly loyal music lovers, having hosted almost every notable name in house and techno worldwide. Now in its 20th year, this global brand has travelled the globe and is incoming to Thailand for the very first time.
About Baba Beach Club //
Baba Beach Club Phuket is an exclusive beach club hotel and private residences, managed & developed by award-winning Sri panwa. Offering resort-style living with a 200 unspoiled white sandy beach located on a 42 rai beachfront on Natai beach, just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. Designed in a unique Chino-Portuguese Shanghai Tang style with a collection of luxury pool suites and private beachfront pool villas creating an undeniable at-home vibe. The music lovers hotel is exclusively powered by Funktion-One sound system with an imitable music program, having welcomed Nicole Moudaber together with BE-AT.tv, Be Svendsen, Shaded, YokoO, D’Julz, Heidi, and many more.
Location: Baba Beach Club Phuket
Date: Saturday 19th January 2019
Time: 2pm – 2am
Shuttle Service: 12pm – until late *Advance bookings are recommended
• The Spanish festival unveils its most contemporary programme yet
• The Strokes, Rosalía, Thom Yorke, Suede, Brockhampton, Vince Staples, Princess Nokia, Idles, Nils Frahm, Hot Chip, Shame and many more artists announced
Bilbao BBK Live brings together present, past and future in their latest line-up announcement, which features many of the biggest artists from the national and international scene. Taking place from 11 – 13 July 2019, acts including The Strokes, Suede, Brockhampton, Rosalía, Idles, Thom Yorke, Princess Nokia and Nils Frahm are amongst the new acts unveiled today for the forward-thinking Spanish festival.
Joining the already announced Weezer to kick off their global comeback in Bilbao is The Strokes, the New York City band credited with resurrecting rock in the early noughties, breathing new life into the genre and leaving their mark on countless groups to date. Catalan artist Rosalía also stars. The flamenco artist is one of the most relevant artist to emerge from the Spanish scene in many years, revolutionising the scene and picking up a Latin Grammy Award in the process.
Thom Yorke brings his ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ tour to Bilbao. The Radiohead frontman will be joined by Nigel Godrich and video artist Tarik Barri to perform songs from a variety of his solo albums. Britpop pioneers Suede, now back with their eighth album The Blue Hour, are also set to bring their electrifying live show to the Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country.
Other acts announced today include American rapper Vince Staples; musical collective Brockhampton; barrier-breaking Harlem rapper Princess Nokia; experimental Argentinian artist Nathy Peluso; Ms Nina, one of the prime exponents of Spanish reggaeton and trap; and Mueveloreina who fuse trap with tropical sounds and powerful lyrics.
Bilbao BBK Live 2019 also presents Idles, undoubtedly one of the bands of the year who, with their latest record, have broken onto the international scene and firmly established themselves as the official successors of authentic British punk. Joining the revered Bristolians are fellow Brits Sleaford Mods, Slaves and Shame, along with Stockholm’s punk collective Viagra Boys.
Alongside all of this, Kobetamendi holds much more in store, from the return of John Grant, who since the breakup of The Czars has remained one of the best voices in American indie music, to The Voidz, the side-project of one Julian Casablancas, as well as prime proponents of international pop and indie-rock Cut Copy, Khruangbin and Jonathan Bree.
Fans of electronic music can also look forward to performances from Nils Frahm, whose soundscapes have once more topped every best-of-2018 list, Hot Chip, Modeselektor Live, Nicola Cruz, Omar Souleyman, The Blaze, Yaeji and Kero Kero Bonito.
Rounding off the hefty roster of national and local artists are Vetusta Morla, Pony Bravo, Calavento, Uniforms, Serrulla, Olatz Salvador, EraBatera and Belatz.
All of these and many more acts will be performing live at the festival on 11, 12 and 13 July 2019 atop the stunning Kobetamendi Mountain, elevating the musical experience with a unique and unparalleled concert space. Bilbao BBK Live promises, yet another year, to be the place to be for an unmissable celebration of the best music of the moment. Book your 3-day festival pass now for just €125 at bilbaobbklive.com.
BILBAO BBK LIVE
11 – 13 July 2019
in alphabetical order:
BELATZ / THE BLAZE/ BROCKHAMPTON/ CALA VENTO/ CUT COPY/ ERABATERA/ HOT CHIP/ IDLES/ JOHN GRANT/ JONATHAN BREE/ KERO KERO BONITO/ KHRUANGBIN/ MODESELEKTOR live/ MS NINA/ MUEVELOREINA/ NATHY PELUSO/ NICOLA CRUZ live/ NILS FRAHM/ OLATZ SALVADOR/ OMAR SOULEYMAN/ PONY BRAVO/ PRINCESS NOKIA/ ROSALÍA/ SERRULLA/ SHAME/ SLAVES/ SLEAFORD MODS/ THE STROKES/ SUEDE/ THOM YORKE ‘TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES’/ UNIFORMS/ VETUSTA MORLA/ VIAGRA BOYS/ VINCE STAPLES/ THE VOIDZ/ WEEZER/ YAEJI…
The ball will drop guests into 2019 at the historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles with a celebration to please all of the senses
McCullough and Ross, in partnership with KCRW, presents the seventh annual Prohibition NYE, bringing back the event of the year at the iconic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. November 2.
With one of LA’s most recognizable historic landmarks as its backdrop, the Roaring Twenties themed Prohibition NYE features a full spectrum of entertainment including the sounds of world class DJs, a live jazz ensemble, a renowned burlesque troupe, and a premium open bar. This year’s acts include Classixx (DJ set), Lyndsayand the All Nighters, and more. As the clock strikes midnight, Prohibition NYE guests will cheers as the signature ball drops 60 feet from the famous Art Deco ceilings of Union Station.
“Prohibition NYE is always about the experience,” said event producer John McCullough. “We are looking forward to sharing this fully immersive New Year’s Eve event that honors the glamour and energy of the 1920s.”
LA’s Classixx is headlining Prohibition NYE with a DJ set, taking the mainstage at the midnight hour to spin disco-inspired grooves. The duo’s progressive-yet-nostalgic melodies will ignite the celebration well into the New Year. Dollhouse Entertainment’s hypnotizing burlesque troupe is not to be missed. An acclaimed roster of additional musical talent will perform on three stages throughout the evening.
Prohibition NYE will offer a limited number of VIP tables, featuring a private entrance, hostess service, and an exclusive, stage-side elevated viewing experience.
The 1920s themed event will run from 9 p.m. December 31, until 2 a.m. January 1. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite starting at 10 a.m. November 2. A limited number of presale tickets will be offered for $160. General Admission tickets retail for $185.
Prohibition NYE delivers a transformative experience showcasing the excitement of the Roaring Twenties. Founded by McCullough & Ross, Prohibition NYE has been based in Los Angeles since 2012.
KCRW curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, cultural exploration and public affairs. The station embodies the spirit of LA and delivers its culture in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally, and through live events – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air throughout Southern California and online at http://www.kcrw.com/.
About Modern Disco Ambassadors(Promotional Partner):
Since its inception in 2013, Modern Disco Ambassadors has continued to bring world renowned talent to Orange County. M.D.A. Events offers a unique blend of progressive and eclectic music to guests at a variety of venues.
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