Category Archives: On Tour

Old Dominion Play 2 Sold Out Shows at NYC’s Joe’s Pub

Even if you haven’t heard of rising country band Old Dominion, chances are you’ve heard a track or two that one of the members have written.   Does “Say You Do?”  ring a bell?  Or “Ex To See?”  Old Dominion is Matthew Ramsey (Lead Vocals, Guitar); Brad Tursi (Lead Guitar, Vocals); Trever Rosen (Guitar, Keys, Vocals); Geoff Sprung (Bass, Vocals); and Whit Sellers (Drums).   They’ve written for Dierks Bentley, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, The Band Perry, Dustin Lynch … and that’s just to name a few.   Their own single, “Break Up With Him,” has been slowly climbing the charts and dominating Sirius XM’s “The Highway” countdown.

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“The Highway” hosted two back to back sold out shows with Old Dominion at Joe’s Pub last night.  We’re glad we got to experience the band live before they move onto bigger venues – like oh,  Met Life Stadium in NJ?   They’ll be playing there in August, opening up for Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney on their Summer tour.

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We’ve heard people ask what’s happened to rock music?  Well if you’re looking for it, country music is a good place to start.  Old Dominion is a country act, but they sure know how to rock.  Their set included a mix of material they have written for other artists, and tracks off of their EP, released earlier this month.  The band is incredibly energetic and fun to watch live, interacting with audience members and each other.  It’s nice to see a full country band as well, with each member bringing something different to the table.

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Pickup a copy of the Old Dominion EP on iTunes or Amazon now!  Head over to OldDominionBand.com to check out their upcoming tour dates.  If they’re playing in a small venue near you, we highly suggest checking them out while you have a chance!  Watch them perform “Break Up With Him” below.

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106.1 BLI Presents Jake Miller & Shawn Mendes at The Paramount NY!

Have we mentioned how much we love Long Island’s 106.1 BLI?  Not only do they throw an awesome Summer Jam, they also bring the best concert lineups throughout the year.  Up next is Shawn Mendes and Jake Miller.  Yes, you read that right.  Both of your baes are playing a show TOGETHER at the Paramount in Huntington, NY!    We can hardly contain the fangirl excitement!!!  We suggest jumping on tickets to this one, as both artists are selling out their summer headlining tours.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 24th at 10am.

BLI Presents Shawn Mendes & Jake Miller
With Melanie Martinez & Robbie Rosen
Wednesday, June 10th at 7:30pm
The Paramount – Huntington, NY
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Watch Jake Miller’s new video for “Dazed & Confused” below!

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Sam Hunt To Headline “Country Night Lights Festival” in Ohio

Sam Hunt is set to headline the inaugural Country Night Lights Festival this September in Athens, Ohio.   The breakout country star has been blowing up the country charts, and he’s even started to crossover to pop radio with his latest hit, “Take Your Time.”

Check out the flyer for the Country Night Lights Festival below!

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Tickets for the festival are only $25 and go on sale Friday, April 24th.

Country Night Lights Festival Ft. Sam Hunt
Saturday, September, 26th, 2015
The Venue of Athens
Athens, OH
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Sam is nominated for an ACM Award for Best New Artist, so be sure to vote and tune in this Sunday, April 19th!

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Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began Tour” Stops At Starland Ballroom in New Jersey

Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began Tour” stopped at a packed Starland Ballroom in NJ on Saturday night.  If you’ve been to any concert in New Jersey, you know the crowds can get crazy, and this was definitely one of the best we’ve experienced.   It’s been wonderful to see the support for Dan + Shay grow since we first saw them around a year ago (Mohegan!)  and their live show is not to be missed. There’s nothing like a first time feeling, but they just get better and better each time we see them.

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Opening act Canaan Smith got the crowd pumped up with his hit single “Love You Like That,” and songs from his recently released EP like “Hole In The Bottle” and “Mad Love.” Canaan also played a serious rock cover of Nick Jonas’ smash single “Jealous.” The Virginia native knows how to get a crowd singing and dancing along even if they’re not familiar with him.

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One of the best things about watching Dan + Shay perform is seeing just how much they love being on stage.  If you can find something to do that makes you half as happy as they are performing, then you’d be pretty lucky.   Their passion and energy on stage is unrivaled – they really give it all on stage night after night.   And still make time for a post-show meet and greet.  We still get chills every time during “19 You + Me” when they let the crowd sing, and see their genuine reaction to having people sing one of their songs.  Although really the whole concert is one big singalong from start to finish. They played almost every song from their debut album, “Where It All Began,” a fun new track, “Partner in Crime,” and a few covers for good measure.

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They certainly know their Jersey audience, as their set included covers of Journey and Def Leppard, and a little Guns N Roses, proving they know how to rock.  As we’ve said before, we’re sure they would have found success in any genre they chose, but we’re sure glad they chose country!   Shay Mooney’s voice is also chill-inducing, and harmonizes perfectly with Dan Smyers, who played both guitar and piano during the show.

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As usual, they had a small acoustic set before the concert AKA the return of the Tent Concert Series, where it all began for the duo.  The acoustic set gives fans a chance to ask questions, hang out with the guys, and hear a couple of songs in an intimate setting before the show.  We are always impressed by how great Dan + Shay are to their fans, and how much they appreciate each person that comes out to see them.

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Dan + Shay are nominated for Duo of the Year at the ACM Awards for the 2nd year in a row!  Make sure to tune into the awards on CBS April 19th to cheer them on and catch their performance with Nick Jonas!

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Set List:
Somewhere Only We Know
Nothing Like You
Stop Drop & Roll
Parking Brake
Any Way You Want It (Journey cover)
Partner in Crime
Close Your Eyes
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran cover)
Show You Off
Pour Some Sugar On Me / Meet In The Middle
What You Do To Me
Red Dirt Road (Brooks&Dunn cover)
Party Girl
First Time Feeling
Can’t Say No
Dynamite / Moves Like Jagger
19 You + Me

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The “Where It All Began Tour” wraps up at the end of the month in Chicago.  Check out all of Dan + Shay’s upcoming tour dates here & pick up a copy of “Where It All Began” on iTunes now!

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Born Cages Release “I Just Want The Truth, Baby”

Born Cages just released a brand new track from their highly anticipated debut album called “I Just Want The Truth, Baby.”  The track is available for instant download when you pre-order their debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes.  The intense slow burning single shows off lead singer Vlad Holiday’s haunting vocal style.

The band recently played their way to SXSW this year with DREAMERS and The Kickback.  If you’re heading to any of the Van’s Warped Tour dates across the US this summer, stop by and check out Born Cages’ set – they’ll be on the tour all summer long!

Watch Born Cages perform “I Just Want The Truth, Baby” at the famous Maxwell’s in NJ below.


 
Be sure to pre-order Born Cages debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or pick up an exclusive bundle on BornCages.com.

To learn more about the band, check out our interview with lead singer Vlad Holiday HERE!

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Jake Miller Releases “Dazed And Confused” Video & Tour Dates!

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Jake Miller’s video for his new single “Dazed and Confused” – especially since he revealed that Austin Mahone would be in it!  Two baes in one video?  MMM Yeah, this is what fangirl dreams are made of!   Guest vocalist Travie McCoy is also featured in the video.    Jake also annouced plans for a  huge Summer tour with the same name! The “Dazed and Confused” Tour will kick off in July at Starland Ballroom, with openers Alex Angelo and Jasmine V.

Watch the official “Dazed And Confused” video now and be sure to check out all the tour dates below.  Tickets go on sale April 10th!

Jake Miller’s “Dazed and Confused” Tour Dates
July 8 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
July 9 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
July 11 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
July 14 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
July 15 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
July 17 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
July 18 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
July 19 – Altar Bar –  Pittsburgh, PA
July 21 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
July 22 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
July 24 – Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
July 26 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
July 28 – The Loft –  Atlanta, GA
July 31 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
August 1 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
August 3 – The Rave –  Milwaukee, WI
August 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
August 5 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
August 8 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
August 9 – House of Blues –  San Diego, CA
August 10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
August 11 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
August 13 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

Get your tickets and start counting down to your Summer date with Jake!

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Pickup a copy of “Dazed and Confused” off of Jake’s “Lion Heart” EP on iTunes now!

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106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam Returning To Jones Beach in 2015!

Long Island’s own 106.1 BLI has announced the official line up for the 2015 Summer Jam!   The show will take place on Saturday, June 13th at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater – perfect way to kickoff Summer!  Last year‘s show brought big names like MKTO, Cody Simpson, Midnight Red, and Austin Mahone, and introduced us to some newer acts like New Hollow and NYC’s own AJR.   We had a blast and are so thrilled Summer Jam is back for another year!

Check out the lineup below for what is bound to be a fun evening of music under the stars at Jones Beach!  Tickets go on sale next Monday, April 6th at 12pm!

2015 BLI Summer Jam Lineup
Nick Jonas
Flo Rida
Charli XCX
Tove Lo
Echosmith
Carly Rae Jepsen
R5
Walk The Moon
Natalie La Rose
Nick Tangorra Band

106.1 BLI Summer Jam
Saturday, June 13th at 6pm
Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
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