Tennis Tuesday: News Roundup

This Week’s Tournament:
Miami Open – Miami, FL USA

Rafael Nadal Plays 1000th Career ATP Match
Nadal played the 1000th match of his career at the ATP World Tour Level at the Miami Open over the weekend.   He defeated Phillip Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 to gain his 822nd victory on tour.  The match was just the 3rd time in Rafa’s career that he’s come back to win the match after getting “bageled” in the first.  Nadal takes on Nicolas Mahut in the 4th round in Miami today.   Vamos!

Shania Twain Meets Stan The Man
Our fangirl worlds collided over the weekend when one of our favorite artists, Shania Twain, posted a photo with one of our favorite players, Stan Wawrinka!

Good times today with the awesome @stanwawrinka85, and talented swiss singer @bastianbaker 🌟

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Iggy The Iguana Takes Over Miami
Tommy Haas also posted a photo with the now famous “Iggy” the Iguana at the Miami Open.  Haas captured the selfie mid-match, after a giant iguana came onto the court, halting play as linesmen scrambled to catch him.  (He’s a fast one!)

Special selfie @miamiopen , thanks for coming out to watch some Tennis 🎾🦎

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Linesman Frankie Melendez, who eventually caught the iguana, is the real hero.

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga Welcomes First Child
Tsonga announced the birth of his son on social media.  We hope he gets his dad’s amazing hair (and tennis skills!)

Why Don’t We Release “Nobody Gotta Know” Video

Pop group Why Don’t We just released their super cute video for “Nobody Gotta Know” directed by Vine star turned short film director, Logan Paul.  The video follows the guys around Hollywood dressed to the nines and serenading unsuspecting strangers on the boulevard in Logan’s signature guerrilla style filming tactic.

The video release marks the band’s 6 month anniversary of being together making this video even more special for the WDW boys. They don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon with the promise of more music, more videos, and more live shows coming soon!

Check out the video for “Nobody Gotta Know” below.

Grab a copy of “Nobody Gotta Know” on iTunes and Amazon or stream it on Spotify!

Be sure to follow Why Don’t We, Logan Paul, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Hunter Hayes Releases “Yesterday’s Song” Music Video

Hunter Hayes just dropped the video for his new single “Yesterday’s Song!”  We’ve had this song playing on repeat since we first heard it on tour last Summer.  It’s the perfect single to release now that the weather is warming up – you’ll want to crank it with the windows down!  The video cleverly incorporates mirrors and flashbacks  (you might recognize some of Hunter’s old videos!)  to show you shouldn’t let the past hold you down.  Watch the video below!

Pickup a copy of “Yesterday’s Song” on iTunes now!

Be sure to follow Hunter Hayes & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Twenty One Pilots Announce “Tour de Columbus”

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have been on their wildly successful “Emotional Road Show” for the better part of a year but these two are ready to slow it down after sold out shows, and a GRAMMY win.  Not too slow because they just announced three special home town shows in Columbus, Ohio in mid-June.  Tyler and Josh will be playing three special venues that celebrate their growth and history as a band coming from Columbus and giving fans the chance to see them in small venues again.

They’re calling these shows “Tour de Columbus” and will see them playing The Basement, Newport Music Hall, and Express Live! for three nights only. Watch the video below for details on how to register and the rules for entry.   Registration for for pre-sale tickets is closed. Good luck to all who entered!

Tour de Columbus – ft. Twenty One Pilots
June 20th – The Basement – Columbus, OH – Tickets
June 21st – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – Tickets
June 22nd – Express Live! – Columbus, OH – Tickets
June 25th – The Schott – Columbus, OH – Tickets

If you haven’t already, grab a copy of “Blurryface” on iTunes and Amazon.

Be sure to follow Twenty One Pilots and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

SecretFangirls.com Interview Seaway

If you haven’t heard of Seaway yet, you’re about to!  We first caught the band opening for Sorority Noise and Knuckle Puck almost a year ago and we’ve been hooked on their catchy pop punk tunes ever since.  Singer Ryan Locke, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Carleton, guitarist Andrew Eichinger, bassist Adam Shoji, and drummer Ken Taylor have perfected the art of crafting hook filled songs like “Slam”, “Airhead”, and “Trick (So Sweet)” that you can’t help but sing along to!  They also put on a super fun, high energy live show that is not to be missed. 

Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Seaway are currently on tour with fellow Canucks, Simple Plan in honor of the 15th Anniversary of “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls.”  The tour officially kicked off in Florida last week and includes a stop in NYC on Saturday at Playstation Theater.  We can’t wait to hear them play their massive debut album front to back.  Catch us in the pit raging like our 13-year old selves would have wanted!

We had the chance to talk with Seaway guitarist Andrew Eichinger about what’s on their tour rider, and what to expect from the next Seaway album.  Read our interview with Andrew below!

SecretFangirls.com: You just kicked off the Simple Plan “No Pads No Helmets Just Balls” 15th Anniversary Tour for such an iconic pop punk album. What are you looking forward to most on this tour?
Andrew Eichinger: We’re really looking forward to playing in front of a ton of new people and doing our best to win them over. But it will also be very cool to see Simple Plan play that album front to back. Being from Canada, it was such a huge record for us when we were like 9/10 years old, so to be on this tour is one of those full circle moments for us and we’re super excited.

How would you describe a Seaway show in 3 words for those who haven’t seen you live before?
High Voltage Party

What are some “must haves” on your tour rider?
Nacho chips, queso and salsa. Not too spicy though lmao ;)~

Do you have any pre-concert rituals?
Not really. We’re pretty boring honestly. Usually just have a couple suds.

What artist have you or would you totally fangirl over if you met?
Shania Twain or Alanis Morissette.

The nostalgia is in full force with your album “Colour Blind” from the art to the sound.  What artists are your biggest influences as a band?
I think late 90’s / early 2000’s pop punk bands like Blink, Sum 41, New Found Glory and even Simple Plan are the obvious ones on that record because that’s the stuff that we grew up on. But we’re influenced by all kinds of different artists and bands on the pop and rock side of things that come out a little on Colour Blind and will continue to, on our next record.

You’ve been teasing photos from the studio lately, what can fans expect from a new Seaway album?
It’s hard to say right now but based on the songs we have it will be a natural progression from everything we’ve done in the past, but there will definitely be some new twists and turns in there as well.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Shout out to the fans who are spending a little more than usual to come see us on this tour. It means a lot to us to have our fans there wildin out while we play in front of a sea of people that haven’t heard us before.

Catch Seaway on tour with Set It Off and Simple Plan on the “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls” 15th Anniversary Tour!

Grab a copy of “Colour Blind” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

Be sure to follow Seaway and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more from your new favorite artists.

Jake Miller Releases “Good Thing” Video

Jake Miller just dropped the music video for his new single, “Good Thing.”  The track is from the “Overnigh” EP, that Jake released back in October.  The video features Jake looking like a vintage movie star and dressed to the nines in the perfect white tux.  We love the classic look and style of the video!  Jake definitely has a good thing going on with his new music.  Watch the video below!

Don’t forget that Jake is bringing the “Overnight Tour” to Europe starting in April 18th in Glasgow! Check out all of the dates and get your tickets HERE.

Grab a copy of Jake’s “Overnight” EP on iTunes or Amazon now.

Be sure to follow Jake Miller and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Fly By Midnight Cover “Everywhere” by Michelle Branch

When we heard that our friends in Fly By Midnight were covering Michelle Branch’s early 2000s hit “Everywhere” we couldn’t get the song out of our heads and they were simply everywhere to us.  They just released the video, shot on location in a laundromat complete with a classic boombox.  We love how Fly By Midnight put their own spin on the song – if we hadn’t spent a good portion of 2001 singing “Everywhere,” we would think it was a FBM track!   Watch the video below!

Love their version of the song?  You can download a copy of “Everywhere” from The Boombox Series by Fly By Midnight on iTunes now!

Be sure to follow Fly By Midnight & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

We are all fangirls at heart.