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Despechá via John Reilly by 360 Magazine

ROSALÍA RELEASES “DESPECHÀ”

MOTOMAMI CONTINUES TO BE NUMBER ONE CRITICALLY REVIEWED ALBUM ON METACRITIC

Grammy and eight-time Latin Grammy-award winning recording artist ROSALÍA has released her new track “DESPECHÀ” due to popular demand. Listen to the track here. “DESPECHÀ” serves as the first new music offering since the release of her globally critically and commercially acclaimed landmark Spanish language album MOTOMAMI, which continues to be the most highly rated album of the year, according to Metacritic

Says ROSALÍA, “There are many ways to be Despechá, in this theme it is from the freeness or the craziness, moving without reservations or regrets. This is the place from where I make music, from where I did it when I first started and where I will continue to until God says so. I’m grateful for having been able to travel in recent years and have learned from music from other places including the DR, where artists like Fefita La Grande, Juan Luis Guerra and Omega have inspired me and without them this song would not exist.”

Lyrics here.

ROSALÍA first shared “DESPECHÀ” – which loosely translates to ‘heartbroken, scorned’ – from stage during her MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR, surprising yet delighting fans. The reaction was lighting fast, with fans hyper enthusiastic response spreading like wildfire. Press response was equally effusive, with the venerable El Pais declaring “…Rosalía has achieved the song of the summer without officially releasing it yet.”

Currently, ROSALÍA is in the midst of her first ever global tour – MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR – with sold-out shows across the globe. With fans lining up days in advance at each venue, the much buzzed about awaited tour has been delivering an unforgettable evening of innovative choreography and Rosalia’s distinctive world class vocal capability throughout a 30+ song production based on the artist’s recentmilestone MOTOMAMI album and many more of her earlier chart-topping and groundbreaking hits, including the new “DESPECHÀ.”

  • ”The new queen of pop dazzles at the first concert of her tour… this is the future… a sensory feast of [such] exact minimalism. it not just breaks the fourth wall, it shatters it.  Rosalía’s voice is precise, exciting and takes songs to another dimension – showing that she sings deeper than anyone else…  She can conquer the world singing in Spanish, [and is] going to put an end to the Anglo-Saxon hegemony of world pop.” (See more detailed review highlights below)

The massive Live Nation produced 46 show run across 15 countries will continue Saturday, July 9th in Sevilla, Spain and make additional stops in Latin American and North America before wrapping up in Europe on December 18th with a performance at Paris’ Accor Arena. Rolling Stone noted that “Rosalía delivers a wild, innovative pop spectacle on her own terms.” For more information or tickets please visit rosalia.com

Simultaneously, ROSALÍA’s MOTOMAMI album (already the #1 Album of The Year by consensus critical acclaim’ according to Metacriticcontinues to collect numerous recent “Best Albums of 2022 -So Far” picks from outlets including:TIME, ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, VARIETY, LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, VULTURE, HYPEBEAST, ESQUIRE, STEREOGUM, CONSEQUENCE, OF SOUND, COMPLEX, SPINand MANY more.

MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR 2022 DATES:

Wed Jul 06 – Almería, Spain – Recinto Ferial de Almeria 

Sat Jul 9 – Sevilla, Spain – Estadio La Cartuja 

Tue Jul 12 – Granada, Spain – Plaza de Toros 

Thu Jul 14 – Malaga, Spain – Marenostrum

Sat Jul 16 – Valencia, Spain – Auditorio Marina Sur 

Tue  Jul 19 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center

Wed Jul 20 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center

Sat Jul 23  – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi

Sun Jul 24 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi

Wed Jul 27 – Bilbao, Spain – Bilbao Exhibition Centre BEC 

Fri Jul 29 – A Coruña, Spain – The Coliseo 

Mon Aug 1 – Palma, Spain – Son Fusteret

Sun Aug 14 – Mexico City, Mexico – Auditorio Nacional 

Wed Aug 17 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Auditorio Telemex

Fri  Aug 19 – Monterrey, Mexico – Auditorio CitiBanamex 

Mon Aug 22 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Tom Brasil 

Thu Aug 25 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Arena Movistar

Sun Aug 28 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena 

Wed Aug 31 – Bogota, Colombia – Movistar Arena 

Sat Sep 3 – La Romana, Dominican Republic – Altos De Chavon Amphitheater

Fri Sep 9 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Coliseo 

Thu Sep 15 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Sun Sep 18 – New York, New York – Radio City Music Hall

Mon Sep 19 – New York, New York – Radio City Music Hall

Fri Sep 23 – Toronto, Canada – Budweiser Stage

Mon Sep 26 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem 

Wed Sep 28 – Chicago, Illinois – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom 

Sun Oct 2 – San Diego, California – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 

Tue Oct 4 – San Francisco, California – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Fri Oct 7  – Inglewood, California – YouTube Theater

Sat Oct 8 – Inglewood, California – YouTube Theater

Wed Oct 12 – Houston, Texas – 713 Music Hall

Fri Oct 14 – Irving, Texas – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Mon Oct 17 – Atlanta, Georgia – Coca-Cola Roxy 

Sat Oct 22 – Miami, FL – iii Points Festival 

Fri Nov 25 – Porto, Portugal – Pavilhão Rosa Mota

Sun Nov 27 – Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno 

Thu Dec 1 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum 

Sun Dec 4 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom

Wed Dec 7 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall 

Sat  Dec 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live 

Mon Dec 12 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National 

Thu Dec 15 – London, United Kingdom – The O2

Sun Dec 18 – Paris, France – Accor Arena

ROSALIA’s “MOTOMAMI TOUR”- Opening Night In Almería- Translated Review Highlights

“We were not prepared! … Rosalía’s MOTOMAMI World Tour  is Tremendous… and  absolutely overwhelming. A full-fledged trip to the future!  The concert begins with a set of blinding white lights that gives way to Rosalía and her dancers (los motopapis), and a thunderous noise of engines… the sensation is that of having entered directly into a time tunnel and jumping to some subsequent decade. The concert proceeds with  fantastic choreography and a narration that runs smoothly despite handling diverse genres, languages, and technologies… turning into a dystopian fable… there are as many Rosalías as there are songs on this tour (almost thirty of them)… she’s been rehearsing long enough for this to run like clockwork. And boy does she do it. The Motomami World Tour is a true reflection of those disruptive and strangely beautiful TikTok videos that served as a letter of introduction for the artist to present the best album of the year.  …Everything is of an overwhelmingly exact minimalism. And with so little it is not that it just breaks the fourth wall, it shatters it. … this is the future. And it’s a future where at times it seems like you’re watching a deconstructed contemporary dance show, at others a magnetic performance and at times, an aggressive parade of something darkly beautiful. But there is one thing that remains unchanged in this sensory feast and that is Rosalía’s voice. She is precise, exciting and takes songs to another dimension -showing that she sings deeper than anyone else. Today Rosalía has once again made it clear that she has the best legion of followers (they sing absolutely everything), that she does what she wants, that she does not need to fill the stage with anything or anyone so that she and her songs shine, and that she is not going to take a step back on this fascinating path that she has undertaken [toward] a Blessed and bright future!” – El Pais

“Rosalía’s MOTOMAMI TOUR begins its conquest  of the world. The Catalan artist is crowned the new queen of pop and dazzles at the first concert of the international tour… At this point we can already say that 2022 will be remembered for being the year in which Rosalíaand her Motomami’ impeccably consolidated the process of world domination. It is not a hyperbole. …Rosalía is famous for being a perfectionist and that self-demand was noted in a perfectly calibrated show in which she and her voice are the absolute center. The artist is accompanied by a group of eight dancers who, rather than performing a choreography, merge like a human mass around her, joining her gestures and the narrative of the songs…  Rosalía has achieved several things that do not always necessarily go together: the popular acclaim of a public with a lot of accumulated desire,  and the blessing of critics that have surrendered to an album that is a wet dream for her risk, her courage and her overwhelming mix of genres, Another thing that Rosalía has shown is that… she can conquer the world singing in Spanish. She has already done so, developing a new and very personal language that at times seems to come from the very future… [and is] going to put an end to the Anglo-Saxon hegemony of world pop.” – El Mundo

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Kelvin Brown

IT’S A KELVYN BOY’S WORLD

internationally acclaimed, award-winning, Ghanian superstar Kelvyn Boy sets his sight on a 2022 world take-over as he prepares for his world tour kicking off this week in Germany with North American, Canadian, U.K., and other European dates to follow.

A fixture in the growing reception for music deriving from continental Africa, Kelyvn Boy, today, is most known as one of the first artists to bring the sound of Afrobeats to Ghana to make compelling music that connects listeners of all walks to all aspects of music and sounds from Africa with both continental and international standpoints. Kelyvn Boy’s latest release, Down Flat is a tenement for this claim as a success for the single continues to amass international success in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Bermuda, Guinea-Bissau, and more. The single topped Apple Music’s Top 100 (Ghana) playlist at number one and ranked top ten on Billboard’s worldwide digital song sale charts, among many other achievements. The official music video stands currently at 5 + million views via YouTube since its release earlier this year. Watch HERE.

Within the last few years, the beloved artist has shot to superstardom—becoming one of Ghana’s most-streamed acts while spreading his wings to all corners of the globe. In 2020, Kelvyn Boy interviewed Billboard to discuss his aim to ‘Bring Ghana to the Grammys’ after releasing his second project “Black Star.” The sophomore effort received critical praise, gained a nomination at the Ghana Music Awards for ‘Best Album Of The Year,’ and earned Kelvyn the status of a rising Afrobeats superstar mastering unique artistry. With more music to come later this year and his worldwide tour, all roads lead to Kelvyn making his case as an African international superstar poised for esteemed global success. 

Kelvin Brown known by his stage name Kelvyn Boy is an Afrobeats crusader and a household name in the Ghanaian Afro-Pop /Highlife space. The young musician and songwriter is a native of Assin Fosu in the Eastern region of Ghana. He has swiftly gained waves of interest in the local music industry and the world at large with his fresh sound and peculiar approach to the genre he chooses, which is setting him apart from his peers. Kelvyn Boy’s passion for music started at an early age when he used to sing with every opportunity that came his way. In 2008, he got his first musical opportunity to sing in churches, and from that time he got noticed for his melodious voice and thereafter was recommended by others. In 2010 he was performing at Karaoke nights and pubs. The passionate artiste has been influenced musically by Michael Jackson, Osibisa, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley, who he says still inspire him because of their work ethic. He mastered the process of his music writing skills in 2012 and began adding his vocals on beats. He looks to soar higher in his music career just like his predecessors.

Kelvyn Boy has a unique musical style derived from his desire to sing and compose lyrics with everything happening around him. His soulful side, which he adopted from regularly singing in church, makes his sound very melodic. He, however, hopes to develop his music career around these various genres; Afro-beats, Afro-pop, Reggae, Dancehall, Highlife, or a fusion of ‘feel-good genres’ for music lovers. He plans to study and create his unique sound out of what he has learned from these amazing music genres. Generally, the theme of his songs is woven around romantic and uplifting themes.

With his soulful voice and electrifying performances, he has attracted a growing fanbase across the world having staged performances in Belgium at the ‘Bomboclat Festival’, an experience he highlights as one of the best in his entire career and life. He has also performed in Australia, Jamaica, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sierra Leone, and other countries sharing the same stage with acts like Ziggy Marley, Chronixx, Busy Signal, Serani, Afro B, and other great and popular music personalities.

Kelvyn Boy is currently signed unto Blakk Arm Group and has already released hit singles like Mea” and “Momo”. He also released one of the most listened to EPs in Ghana titled “TIME” in June 2019 and also his “BLACK STAR” Album released in November 2020 was nominated at the Ghana Music Awards for Best Album Of The Year. He has been featured and also featured other artists on numerous songs, he has collaborated with artists like Mr. Vegas, Sarkodie, Manifest, Kwesi Arthur, Medikal, Kojo Funds, Kidi, and some new artists both in Ghana and other countries.

A legend-in-the-making Kelvyn boy says: “Making decisions based on emotions make bad career decisions, so instead, I put it in my music. I am working with my band to create more exciting live band shows, and I will continue to record great musical pieces. I’m always creating new and distinct music materials

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Bauhaus band via goldenvoice for use by 360 Magazine

BAUHAUS ANNOUNCES LA SHOW

Following two electrifying sets at Cruel World Festival that took place in Pasadena, CA, BAUHAUS will be returning to the Los Angeles area for a show at The Greek Theatre, Thursday, September 29th. Presales begin Wednesday, June 15th with sales to the general public on Friday, June 17th 10:00am PT. Tickets are available via AXS.com.

  • Cruel World Presale: Wed, June 15 @ 10am PT
  • Golden Voice Presale: Thurs, June 16 @ 10am PT
  • General Public: Fri, 6/17 @ 10am PT

In addition, Denver, CO show at The Mission Ballroom which was originally scheduled for May 25th that had been postponed has now been rescheduled for September 26th. Tickets for the May 25th show will be honored and will be available at HERE.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bauhaus is unable to reschedule the Tempe, AZ show and the show is officially canceled. Refunds will be processed at point of purchase.

“Shadows of the band swayed in the strobe lights while Murphy’s spindly arms were outstretched in the starched position of a crucifix. It was the height of haunted heaven for those looking for their fix of the dark side.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Singer Peter Murphy often retreated to the shadows while guitarist Daniel Ash pulled harsh shards of sound from his guitar. ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead,’ the band’s signature song, let Murphy and Ash continue in that manner, which bassist David J and drummer Kevin Haskins kept the night rumbling on.” – LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

“Bauhaus epitomized the spirit of Cruel World…. Under a nearly full moon – appropriately, a lunar eclipse coincided with the festival – but often in shadow, Bauhaus’ potent set had moments of sheer macabre magic.” – VARIETY

“Goth rock pioneers Bauhaus delivered a chilling rendition of their debut single, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ at their first live show in 13 years Sunday. The gig took place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, capturing the band in fine form as they effortlessly moved from the song’s abstract, spine-tingling intro into its eerily serene guitar jangle. Frontman Peter Murphy expertly navigated the song’s steady build as well, unleashing a mighty, reverb-soaked howl toward the end as he sang,

‘Oh Bela, Bela’s undead’.” – ROLLING STONE

“Unlike most bands of their vintage, Bauhaus have retained a thrillingly raw, visceral, experimental edge. While Murphy’s still-powerful voice careened between strangulated croak and feral howl on high-drama songs such as In the Flat Field and The Passion of Lovers, Daniel Ash’s guitar was all jagged scrapes, disruptive shudders and coffin-lid creaks. One of the band’s biggest hits, She’s in Parties, opened out into an enjoyably rambling avant-rock instrumental..Bauhaus put the disco into discordant.” – THE TIMES (UK)

“Anticipation was electric for their return – a line stretched around the block before doors, a queue that only rivaled that to the merch table – and fans came out dressed to the nines. The band did not disappoint.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Those who expected to see an iconic band were not disappointed..it was clear that Bauhaus were back with a vengeance.” – BUZZBANDS.LA

Carley Rae Jepson The So Nice Tour

CARLY RAE JEPSEN – TSN TOUR

Multi-platinum GRAMMY, Juno, and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to announce a fall North American headline tour. Her first North American headline tour since 2019, The So Nice Tour will kick off September 24th at MTELUS in Montreal, QC, and will make stops at marquee venues including Radio City Music Hall in New York City and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Empress Of will support tour dates from Sept. 24 to Nov. 5 with her forthcoming EP Save Me out June 24.

The Artist presale is Wednesday, June 8 at 10 am local time. Fans can register for artist presale codes on Jepsen’s tour dates page HERE. General on-sale is Friday, June 10 at 10 am local time. Jepsen has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to The Ally Coalition’s work to support homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth.

Two already announced co-headline dates with Bleachers; September 21 in Cleveland, OH, and September 22 in Toronto, ON, are already on sale and precedes The So Nice Tour. Jepsen will also make a stop in Austin on October 7 for the Austin City Limits Festival. See below for a complete list of tour dates.

Jepsen’s The So Nice Tour announcement follows the May release of her highly anticipated single “Western Wind,” and the accompanying video, which Jepsen first performed during her set at Coachella. Co-written by Jepsen and Rostam Batmanglij, “Western Wind” continues a collaboration the two musicians first kicked off with E*MO*TION. A major creative milestone for Jepsen, E*MO*TION inspired in-depth analysis from cultural critics and landed on multiple year-end “best of” lists including Pitchfork, Stereogum, Noisey, NPR, and many more. Released in 2019, her follow-up album Dedicated covered even more musical and emotional ground. Working with a crew of trusted songwriters and producers (among them John Hill, Jack Antonoff, Captain Cuts, Patrik Berger, and her longtime collaborator Tavish Crowe), Jepsen indulged in more sonic experimentation than she had in the past. She returned the following May with a gift for her fans: Dedicated Side B, a buoyant set of dance-floor tunes that affirmed her status as pop’s undefeatable ambassador of love. Much more to come from Carly Rae Jepsen in 2022.

Below is a complete list of North American tour dates for Carly Rae Jepsen. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit her official site HERE.

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DJ Hardwell inside 360 MAGAZINE

HARDWELL – WORLD TOUR

Nearly ten years on from when he performed one of the most electrifying performances at perhaps one of the most influential electronic music events in history. Dance music pioneer and former 2 x World No.1 DJ Hardwell returned to the stage at Ultra Music Festival to make history with undoubtedly the most anticipated return show of 2022.

In Autumn 2018, after more than a decade of playing the biggest festivals on the planet, Hardwell announced he would be taking a sabbatical from touring. So his emphatic return on Sunday night, his first official show since his concert with the Metropole Orkest Symphony at the Ziggo Dome back in October 2018, was unsurprisingly a moment for the history books. Playing a surprise set on the main stage, closing out the festival’s weekend, the 150,000 capacity crowd excitedly greeted Hardwell’s return. Whilst online, his performance also broke Ultra’s numbers via the live stream, with fans tuning in from around the globe, all eager to watch Hardwell’s first official live set in some 3.5 years.

Revealing a new show and new sound, alongside announcing a 24-date world tour supporting his new artist album, Rebels Never Die, Hardwell used his headline slot at Ultra over the weekend to mark a new era in his career. This momentous occasion during Ultra not only served as Hardwell’s first show back but a chance for him to ignite the attention of fans worldwide. Always a leader, with a quest to evolve, not repeat. Hardwell’s new 14 track solo album, released on his label Revealed Recordings, represents a critical point in the musical shift for one of electronic music’s biggest known stars.

The brand new Rebels Never Die world tour is a large-scale production concept that will give fans a unique multi-dimensional experience to witness Hardwell perform live back on stage. Throughout 2022, the Rebels Never Die album tour will see Hardwell on the road with already 24 dates booked on the biggest stages across Europe, Asia, North and South America.

For millions of fans worldwide, Hardwell’s shock announcement from touring back in 2018 came as a huge surprise. After more than a decade of chasing his dream and at the peak of his career, Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, chose to take a step back, to move out of the spotlight. Stepping away from a journey that bore over 120 x singles, 80 x remixes, 1 x artist album, 11 x compilation albums, 2 x documentaries, 2 x arena world tours, countless international headline performances, and more. Leaving fans uncertain if they would ever get to see Hardwell on stage again.

On Sunday, during the closing night of Ultra Music Festival, in the beautiful city of Miami, Hardwell once again gave the fans what they wanted – putting an end to the rumours of his retirement. Quashing any belief that his passion for electronic music was no longer burning bright and firmly answering the question of how does one of dance music’s biggest titans reinvent a peerless career of such impressive magnitude.

For more information check:

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www.twitter.com/hardwell www.youtube.com/hardwell
www.instagram.com/hardwell

Blessd and Myke Towers inside 360 MAGAZINE

BLESSD – TENDENCIA GLOBAL

“Tendencia Global” Available Here 

Blessd, the artist who has broken the paradigms in Colombia and has become a reference of the genre across the globe presents his new single “Tendencia Global” alongside one of the urban genre’s Puerto Rican representatives, Myke Towers, a song full of energy that showcases the unique styles of each of the participating artists. A track that unites two powerhouses of the genre, Colombia and Puerto Rico, in a single production that will be heard in every corner of the planet. Parallel to this immense release, the artist announced his world tour that bears the name of the single: Tendencia Global Tour, the singer-songwriter will visit important territories such as: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United States, Mexico and Europe.

Tendencia Global” was born from Myke Towers’ initial interest in wanting to collaborate with the rising urban genre star, Blessd, considered by the Puerto Rican as the most relevant artist of the new school of the urban genre in Colombia. Towers, in an interview given to a well-known media outlet, which made its way around the world of reggaeton, expressed his interest in collaborating with Blessd, taken as the first step for such important collaboration in the music industry.

A collaboration to go down in history, Puerto Rico & Colombia which will go worldwide”… mentioned Blessed.

This new single was written by BlessdMyke Towers and Ovy On the Drums and performed by Blessd and Myke Towers. The production was carried out, in its entirety, by producer Ovy On The Drums, recognized for working with important artists such as Karol G, Nicky Jam, Becky G, Anuel AA and Piso 21 among others.

The video was shot and produced on the island of Puerto Rico, framing the beauty of the Caribbean beaches and the stunning architectural zone of old San Juan. The video combines close-up images of BlessdMyke Towers and Ovy On The Drums sequenced throughout the video, adding to all the technical levels of the recording, further demonstrating and recreating the music of this global hit.

The video was directed by Oscar Vasquez and DEIVY P and produced by DYPA FILMS, a production company that has worked with national and international artists such as Blessd, Ryan Castro, Lyanno, Anonimus, Valentino, Dekko, Javielo, Saga White Black, Lenny Tavarez, and Justin Quiles, among others.

Blessd, along with his label JM World Music – CigolWarner Music Latina and his management team Just One Cliick, headed by CEO Dr. Velasquez, will continue to work on and consolidate this global music project.

About Blessd:

Talent makes Antioquian urban singer Stiven Mesa Londoño one of the future promises of the genre. With only 22 years of age and a career that began recently, this singer, better known in the music industry as BLESSD, not only improvises and sings but also composes his songs.

His simplicity, charisma, ability to improvise as well as his love for music, have positioned him as one of the promising Colombians in the world of reggaeton, a genre that has allowed him to perform in different cities and events throughout the country, where his fan base chants the songs and motivate him to continue striving for his dream of one day selling out stadiums across different cities of the world.

BLESSD “TENDENCIA GLOBAL” OFFICIAL VIDEO

Oh Wonder Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Oh Wonder Surprise Album and Video Release

Oh Wonder, the English alt-pop duo, has today released their beautiful, surprise new album, 22 Break, alongside a stunning short film accompanying the record in full. The album features their newest single, “Rollercoaster Baby,” released yesterday.

The band has also confirmed a now sold-out, global, online broadcast of their recent London show at The Albany, taking place on their YouTube on October 14th at 1pm EST. A 52-date world tour for 2022 is on sale now, following an eventful period for the unique London duo, who just scored back-to-back top 10s with 2020’s No One Else Can Wear Your Crown album, on top of 2.7 billion streams and 1.7 million adjusted album sales.

22 Break is the soundtrack to a band, and couple, almost broken – but ultimately made – by the pandemic. It’s a personal, powerfully honest account of those universal breakup themes like loneliness, inadequacy, resentment, and fears for the future, as heightened by making music from your shed in lockdown. In the pandemic’s early phases, Anthony and Josephine worked hard to fill the void created by 2020. Anthony decided to open a coffee shop in Peckham called Nola, which soon saw round-the-block queues and put many of their touring crew back in work. As they started working on new music, however, all the unspoken tensions between a pair who’d never really known a relationship outside of the band tumbled out. Ultimately, though, the album that almost ended Oh Wonder proved to be the making of them: 22 Break is a cathartic, quietly hopeful project, the light at the end of the tunnel that was Oh Wonder’s quite particular pandemic.

Not many bands can make a break-up album that culminates in them tying the knot – but then again, Oh Wonder have never been like other bands. Coming out of 22 Break and all the soul-searching that it forced them to do, Josephine and Anthony got married in August this year. Whilst their relationship now has its own space to exist outside of Nola and Oh Wonder, the duo’s crossroads period has accidentally resulted in their most profound work to date. Opening up to their fans and each other, the ‘Make or Break?’ poised by 22 Break is not so much a question as an active choice – to be as honest as possible, to move forward, and to begin a brand new chapter in the story of Oh Wonder.

OH WONDER – 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
MAY 08 2022 // HISTORY, TORONTO, ON
MAY 10 2022 // MTELUS, MONTREAL, QC
MAY 11 2022 // HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON, MA
MAY 13 2022 // 9.30 CLUB, WASHINGTON, D.C.
MAY 14 2022 // THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS (TLA), PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAY 15 2022 // BROOKLYN STEEL, BROOKLYN, NY
MAY 17 2022 // THE VIC THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
MAY 18 2022 // FIRST THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MAY 20 2022 // OGDEN THEATRE, DENVER, CO
MAY 21 2022 // THE DEPOT, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
MAY 23 2022 // SHOWBOX SODO, SEATTLE, WA
MAY 24 2022 // VOGUE THEATER, VANCOUVER, BC
MAY 25 2022 // ROSELAND THEATER, PORTLAND, OR
MAY 28 2022 // FOX THEATER, OAKLAND, CA
MAY 29 2022 // HOUSE OF BLUES, ANAHEIM, CA
MAY 31 2022 // THE WILTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA

Condé Nast Traveler – 2021 Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler today announced its 2021 Gold List. The annual list, curated by Traveler editors in New York and London, is the ultimate collection of our favorite hotels and cruise lines across the globe—those that exemplify the gold standard of service and hospitality, a designation that is even more meaningful after a year of interrupted travel.

For the first time in its history, this year’s Gold List went beyond places to stay, expanding to include a range of experiences—flights, restaurants, bars, and destinations—our editors consider truly exceptional. These are the places we daydreamed about in lockdown, and a few we were actually able to visit—all that sustained us in a year of curtailed travel.

“We wanted to take a more holistic and personal approach to what we define as Gold, just as we’re doing with travel across the board,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor at Condé Nast Traveler. “These are the properties, destinations, and experiences we kept thinking about in a year when travel was so constrained. In some cases they represent the travel that was possible to us. We hope they inspire readers to plan their next adventures as the world opens up again.”

While the expected threshold of excellence continues with this year’s Gold List, the 2021 winners more broadly reflect how and why we travel. Highlights include grand dame hotels like the stately Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Hong Kong’s near-perfect Peninsula, but also the tiny five-room SingleThread in Sonoma, California, where a pilgrimage-worthy 11 course dinner is the real draw. We spotlight destinations that we can’t wait to revisit, bustling cities like Rome and restorative places like the Peruvian Andes. And we include the restaurants and bars that should be on every traveler’s map–legends like Keens Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan and under-the-radar standouts like South Africa’s Wolfgat. We rhapsodize about the lie-flat seats on Cathay Pacific and Delta’s always stellar customer service, and how we can’t stop thinking about the Thomas Keller-created menus on Seabourn and the excursion we took to a Sicilian winery while sailing with Oceania.

All winners of the 2021 Gold List are prominently featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s website and celebrated in the January/February issue on newsstands nationwide Dec. 22.

Justin Bieber illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Justin Bieber Tour Rescheduled

Justin Bieber reschedules his world tour dates and adds new shows

Grammy Award-winning Justin Bieber, announced his rescheduled world tour dates today.  The tour was to kick off in May but was postponed this Spring for the safety and health concerns of the fans and crew. The tour kicks off in San Diego at Pechanga Arena on June 2, 2021 and includes new arena stops in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and more. Unfortunately, Kehlani and Jaden Smith will not be appearing on the new dates, but new acts will be released soon.

“I can’t wait to get out there and connect with my fans on this tour,” said Justin. “We’ve been through so much this year. More than ever, we’ve come to understand how much we need each other, and how meaningful these moments can really be.”

Tickets for new shows go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, August 6th and $1.00 from each ticket will be donated to the Bieber Foundation, which is committed to mental health wellness. Of course, all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates so Bieber fans resume their excitement in 2021. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com or justinbiebermusic.com.

Justin Bieber illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Justin Bieber – 2021 World Tour

By Eamonn Burke & Mina Tocalini

Justin Bieber’s 2021 World Tour dates have been rescheduled in consideration of the Coronavirus pandemic. The tour, promoting his fifth studio album entitled Changes, was set to begin this past May but it will now start early June in 2021.

“I can’t wait to get out there and connect with my fans on this tour,” says Justin. “We’ve been through so much this year. More than ever, we’ve come to understand how much we need each other, and how meaningful these moments can really be.”

Individuals with tickets purchased prior to this update will be contacted by their ticket provider with further information regarding the tour and additional options if unable to attend the 2021 date, otherwise the ticket remains valid for the new date. All tickets from cancelled shows will be refunded, which can be expected within 30 days. 

The new accommodations for the virus mean that he won’t be appearing at any stadiums, but to make up for it Bieber has added 19 new stops in major cities like Boston and New York. New artists will be joining Bieber, rather than Kehlani and Jaden Smith, who are no longer available. New tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 6th at 10 AM local time. 

The former teen sensation Bieber began his career at age 13, discovered by Scooter Braun on YouTube, and since then has released five albums, Changes being his latest. Bieber has sold over 150 million records and debuted number on Billboard 200, his fans’ dedication continued as he became the first musician to reach 7 billion streamers on Spotify. Despite having to reschedule his 2021 tour, Bieber’s success will likely continue in the future.

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