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Thomas Rhett Rocks The Paramount NY In Sold Out Show

Thomas Rhett played a killer sold-out show at the Paramount in Huntington, NY over the weekend.  It was one of those shows that you’ll always remember – everyone in the crowd could feel something special was happening.  Thomas had already been having a great week: he made history when his single “Makes Me Wanna” hit #1 on the Country Airplay chart, making him only the second country artist to ever have 3 #1 hits from a debut album, and the first to do so in over 20 years.

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When he played “Make Me Wanna,” just 4 songs into the set, the energy in the room went off the charts, as the already hyped up crowd dance and sang along to every word.  It was so overwhelming that Thomas had to pause a couple of times to wipe away tears before he could continue (as did we).  Which only egged the crowd on more, as everyone erupted into cheers and the usual chants of “USA! USA!.”  It was a touching and telling moment, and we get chills just thinking about it.  Ladies and gentlemen, Thomas Rhett has arrived.

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Thomas kicked off the night with a newer track, “South Side,” encouraging the audience to shake their “south sides.”  Thomas proved again and again during his set that he is indeed very good at shaking his south side.  He’s mentioned wanting to bring soul and funk back into country music, and he’s certainly doing just that.  Like most of country’s new artists at the moment, Thomas was influenced by a wide range of music, not just country.  A cover of Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party,” (which Thomas co-wrote) included a medley of Weezer’s “Beverly Hills” and David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle.”  His intro music was Jason Derulo’s “Trumpets,” and he broke into a little of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie.”  He ended his set with a cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ hit “Uptown Funk,” further showcasing his funky side.

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Thomas has the unique ability to make every person in the room feel like they are a part of the show – pointing out fans in the front rows and the rafters, signing hats and taking selfies mid-song, and calling out to one fan in the audience who was standing there with his arms crossed.  Boy, you can’t do that at at Thomas Rhett show.  He got the surprise of his life later in the night when Thomas pulled him onstage during his cover of “Friends In Low Places,” handed him his guitar and encouraged him to sing, “play guitar,” and yes, shake his south side.  After spotting a Birthday poster in the crowd, Thomas made sure to get the Birthday Girl’s name before leading a “Happy Birthday” singalong. He asked the girl if she was having a great time – we think it’s safe to say best Birthday, ever.

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All in all, we went in to the show not knowing what to expect, just that we liked his album. And we walked out much bigger fans than before.  We’re not sorry for partyin’ with Thomas on Saturday night.

Thomas Rhett is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and Frankie Ballard.  Check out all of his upcoming tour dates HERE!  And if you have the chance to see him, GO!  He’ll be the one headlining Madison Square Garden one day.

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Set List:
Intro
South Side
Something To Do With My Hands
What You Got In That Cup
Makes Me Wanna
Parking Lot Party Medley
It Goes Like This
T-Shirt
Front Porch Junkies
Sorry For Partyin’
Take You Home
Beer With Jesus
Round Here
Get Me Some Of That
Uptown Funk
Friends In Low Places (encore)

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Pickup a copy of Thomas Rhett’s debut album “It Goes Like This” on iTunes now!  Visit our Tumblr for more photos from the show.

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The Vamps Announce New Summer UK Tour Dates

The Vamps just announced a string of brand new tour dates for this summer around the UK!  Following the release of their now platinum debut album and opening for Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony in the US, the Brits are returning home to headline some pretty huge stadiums with some very special guests.  Check out the new summer tour dates below.  Tickets go on sale February 28th!

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The Vamps UK Summer 2015 Tour
June 7th – All Access Eirias Stadium – Colwyn Bay – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Cork Live In The Marquee – Cork – Buy Tickets
June 20th – Scarborough Theatre – Scarborough – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Westonbirt – Glos – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Sherwood Pines Forrest – Notts – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Big Gig In The Park – Jersey – Buy Tickets

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Shawn Mendes Releases “Never Be Alone”

Your bae Shawn Mendes will always be there for you.  He just released another new track called “Never Be Alone” off his hotly anticipated debut album “Handwritten.”  Listen to the song below!

If you preorder the album on iTunes now, you will receive “Never Be Alone” along with three other songs instantly!  Shawn also has a deluxe preorder package available on his official web store that includes a book filled with exclusive photos and even handwritten lyrics.

Don’t miss Shawn Mendes at the Show Of The Summer this June with Sabrina Carpenter from “Girl Meets World” live at Hershey Park.  Click HERE for tickets and more info.

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Show Of The Summer With Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony, R5 6/28 At Hersheypark

Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony, Sabrina Carpenter, Jacob Whitesides, R5, and Jack and Jack are all coming to Hersheypark on June 28th. With a lineup like this, it’s guaranteed to be the Show Of The Summer! It might be the perfect summer venue – you can even hit the theme park for a few hours before the concert. VIP packages are available, and include a meet & greet with the artists before the show! Visit ShowOfTheSummer.com and VIP Nation for more info. Hersheypark Stadium is also home to another fangirl fest – the Mixtape Festival, happening on the same weekend with NKOTB, TLC, Vanilla Ice & more. Can you say best weekend ever?

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 14th!

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Show Of The Summer (SOTS)
June 28th at 4pm
Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Buy Tickets

 

Sam Hunt’s Lipstick Graffiti Tour Hits NYC

Sam Hunt brought his first headlining tour, The Lipstick Graffiti Tour, to NYC last night.  The show, which took place at Irving Plaza, sold out within minutes of going on sale.  And who said New Yorkers don’t like country?  It’s been a whirlwind 8 months for Sam since he signed with MCA Nashville and released “Leave The Night On” last summer.  He gathered support by working as a songwriter in Nashville, writing tracks for Keith Urban, Billy Currington and more, before releasing his “Behind The Pines” mixtape for free online last year.

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His set included tracks from that mixtape and his debut album, “Montvallo,” as well as the songs he penned for other artists.  Do “Cop Car” or “We Are Tonight” ring any bells?  We love going to country shows because they are usually one big singalong – the audience knows every word, and last night was no exception!  You could see how much it meant to Sam to have so many people singing along to the songs he wrote – he seemed genuinely touched.  It’s one thing to be a good songwriter, but Sam is also a talented performer. You can tell how passionate he is about music, and how much he loves being on stage.  It’s just not a good concert unless you get chills at some point, and despite the hot venue we had chills over and over again.  Throughout the set he interacted with the crowd, even coming down to the floor to have a “House Party” with the lucky fans in the front row!  And we’re pretty sure the girls he sang “Take Your Time” to are still recovering from their fangirl coma.

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There is a lot of talk about what country music is now, and if Sam should even be considered a country artist.  But fans aren’t so concerned with what genre an artist is – they just want good music! And he introduces new fans to the country genre, is this such a bad thing?  We’ve all grown up listening to a variety of artists, Sam included, and you can hear the range of influences in his music. Between each song he played, he sampled tracks from everyone from R Kelly to Jay Z to Miley Cyrus, yet this all worked together.  An acoustic medley of 90s songs was also a highlight of his set.  The band led a singalong of hits by Reba, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child and Deana Carter.

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Opening act Native Run got the crowed pumped up with an energetic set, including a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”  We were majorly impressed by Rachel Beauregard totally crushing Lisa’s rap. TLC, if you need some help on the Main Event Tour this summer, give Rachel a call!  If you’re heading to a Lipstick Graffiti Tour stop, make sure you get there early to check them out.

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Lipstick Graffiti Tour Setlist
Intro: Speakers/Breakup In A Small Town
Ex To See
Leave The Night On
Raised On It
Saturday Night
Cop Car
Single For The Summer
Take Your Time
We Are Tonight
Acoustic 90s Medley
Speakers
House Party
Make You Miss Me
Breakup In A Small Town

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The Lipstick Graffiti Tour continues through April (and is mostly sold out), but you can catch Sam alongside Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum on the Wheels Up Tour this summer. Can you say dream tour lineup? If you have a chance to see Sam on tour, GO! He’ll be headlining much bigger venues, very soon.

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Ed Sheeran Announces North American Summer Tour

Following his stellar performance with John Mayer at the Grammys on Sunday, Ed Sheeran just announced a huge US summer tour!   The tour kicks off in May and includes two shows at the newly renovated Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY.  It’s one of the coolest venues we’ve seen, on the grounds of the West Side Tennis Club and former home of the US Open. (If you snag a floor seat, you’ll be standing right on the court).   Pre-sales start on February 16th, with public on sales February 20th.  Make sure you sign up for Ed’s Newsletter for more info.  Check out all of the dates below!

Ed Sheeran North American Summer Tour 2015
May 6th – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
May 7th – Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
May 9th – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
May 10th – Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
May 12th – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
May 13th – Times Union Center – Albany, NY – Buy Tickets
May 19th – Energy Solutions Arena – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
May 24th – Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Mann – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
May 28th – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY – Buy Tickets
May 29th – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY – Buy Tickets
May 30th – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ – Buy Tickets
May 31st – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
June 2nd – Bell Center – Montreal, QB – Buy Tickets
June 3rd – Canadian Tire Center – Ottawa, ON – Buy Tickets
June 5th – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON – Buy Tickets
June 6th – Air Canada Center – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 7th – CMAC – Canandaigua, NY – Buy Tickets
June 9th – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA – Buy Tickets
June 10th – Dennys Sanford Center – Sioux Falls, SD – Buy Tickets
June 12th – MTS Center – Winnipeg, MB – Buy Tickets
June 13th – Brandt Center – Regina, Saskatchewan – Buy Tickets
June 14th – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB – Buy Tickets
June 16h – SaskTel Center – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Buy Tickets
June 17th – ScotiaBank Saddledome – Calgary, AB – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
June 20th – Moda Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
June 24th – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
June 26th – Greek Theater – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
June 29th – Red Rocks Ampitheatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Klipsch Ampitheater – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets

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Ricky Martin Announces “One World” Tour 2015

Get ready to shake your bon bons, because Ricky Martin is going on tour! The One World Tour kicks off in September in Las Vegas, and is Ricky’s first major North American Tour since 2011. The tour is in support of his latest album, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar,” out today. Tickets go on sale on February 20th. Check out the dates below and start livin’ la vida loca.

Watch the video for Ricky’s latest single “Adios” and pickup a copy of his new album on iTunes now!

Ricky Martin One World Tour Dates 2015
Sept 15th -Axis at Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – ORACLE Arena – Oakland, CA -Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Sandia Casino – Albuquerque, NM – Buy Tickets
Sept 26th – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
Sept 30th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – Laredo Energy Arena – Laredo, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 3rd – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 4th – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 8th – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – Patriot Center – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
Oct 11th – Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Oct 15th – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Oct 17th – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ – Buy Tickets
Oct 18th – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
Oct 22nd – Phillips Arena – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – American Airlines – Miami, FL – Buy Tickets
Oct 25th – Amway Center – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets

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