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98 Degrees Announce “Let It Snow” EP & Christmas Tour

Summer might be winding down but it’s beginning to look – and sound – a lot like Christmas!  98 Degrees just announced a brand new Christmas album called “Let It Snow” and what is sure to be a legendary “98 Degrees At  Christmas Tour” for this Winter.   Jeff, Nick, Drew, and Justin have been waiting to give you this gift, and there’s no better time to get tickets than when they go on sale this Friday, August 18th.  You can also use the code “98Christmas” to get pre-sale tickets now!   “Let It Snow” will be released on October 13th so you’ll have plenty of time to get into the Holiday spirit.

98 Degrees At Christmas Tour 2017
Nov 10 – Grand Falls Casino – Larchwood, IA
Nov 11 – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort – Riverside, IA
Nov 16 – Tachi Palace Casino – Lemoore, CA
Nov 17 – Cache Creek Casino Resort -Brooks, CA
Nov 18 – Silver Legacy Resort & Casino – Reno, NV
Nov 19 – Flint Center for the Performing Arts – Cupertino, CA
Nov 24 – Foxwoods Resort & Casino & Spa – Atlantic City, NJ
Nov 26 –  CB Theatre @ Westbury – Westbury, NY
Nov 28 – Carpenter Center – Richmond, VA
Nov 30 – Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL
Dec 1 – IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi, MS
Dec 2 – Paragon Casino Resort – Marksville, LA
Dec 5 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
Dec 6 – Palace Theater – Louisville, KY
Dec 8 – Mahaffey Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Dec 9 – Magic City Casino – Miami, FL
Dec 10 – Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – W. Palm Beach, FL
Dec 11 – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – Sarasota, FL
Dec 13 – Lerner Theatre – Elkhart, IN
Dec 14 – Hard Rock Rocksino – Northfield, OH
Dec 15 – Aronoff Center – Cincinnati, OH
Dec 16 – Genesee Theatre – Waukegan, IL
Dec 17 – Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel – Detroit, MI
Dec 19 – Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ
Dec 20 – City National Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Dec 21 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – Thousand Oaks, CA
Dec 22 – Desert Diamond Casino – Tucson, AZ
Dec 23 – Star of the Desert Arena – Primm, NV

Be sure to follow 98 Degrees & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Tennis Tuesday: News Roundup

This Week’s Tournament:
Western & Southern Open – Cincinatti, OH

Last Week’s Winner:
Rogers Cup – Sascha Zverev

Denis Shapovalov Soars to #67
There is nothing like the support of the home crowd!  Denis Shapovalov, an 18-year-old Canadian who turned pro last year, strongly announced his arrival by reaching the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.  Denis is the youngest player to reach the semifinals of a Masters 1000 event.  His route to the semis included stunning defeats of Rafael Nadal, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) and Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4).  Denis’ ranking also soared from #143 to #67.

Sascha Zverev Wins 2nd Masters 1000 Title
#NextGen star Sascha Zverev won his 2nd masters title of the year in Montreal over the weekend.  Sascha was impressive all week, and defeated Roger Federer in the final 6-3, 6-4.  The win is Sascha’s 10th match win in a row, after capturing the Citi Open title in Washington, D.C. last week.  Sascha is now up to a career high of #7 in the world, and will be seeded even higher at the US Open as both Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic have had to shut their seasons down early due to injury.

Roger Federer Withdraws from Cincinatti
After reaching the finals of yet another tournament this year, Roger Federer announced his withdrawl from the Western & Southern Open in Cincinatti.  Federer had tweaked his back during the Rogers Cup in Montreal, and hopes that the rest will help him be in good shape for the US Open, which starts in just 2 weeks.

Nadal to Return to #1 in the World
Rafa was on track to reach a possible return to #1 in the world in Montreal last week, before being shocked by the young Canadian Denis Shapovalov.  Roger Federer and Rafa were set to face off for the #1 spot this week, pending their results in Cincinnati.  However, Federer’s injury withdrawl means that Rafa will regain the #1 ranking next week for the first time in 3 years.  VAMOS!

Tommy Paul Earns US Open Wildcard
20-year-old American Tommy Paul has had an outstanding run so far this Summer, and his efforts have earned him a wild card into the US Open!   Tommy made it to the Quarterfinals in both Atlanta and Washington, D.C., where he lost a close, thrilling 3-set match against Kei Nishikori.  We’re looking forward to seeing Tommy back in NY!   He made it into the main draw previously as a qualifier in 2015.

Why Don’t We Added to Arthur Ashe Kids Day Lineup
The lineup for this year’s Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the annual concert & festival that kicks off the US Open, just got even more amazing!  Your new favorite boyband, Why Don’t We, will be performing as a part of the stadium show alongside New Hope Club, Alex Aiono, Sofia Carson & more!   AAKD is on Saturday, August 26th on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.  In addition to the concert, there will be free activities and performances all over the grounds.  Tickets to the AAKD stadium show are on sale now. Not in NYC? You can catch the show on ESPN on August 27th!

Chase Atlantic Announce Fall Tour With Sleeping With Sirens

Chase Atlantic are gearing up for their US take over this Fall with Sleeping With Sirens on the Gossip Tour!  Riding high on the release of their “Part Three” EP, Clinton, Mitchel, and Christian are setting the bar for what we can expect from them in the future.

Chase Atlantic are also teasing a brand new music video for “Keep It Up” expected to drop this week and we can’t wait! One of the more pop tracks on their latest release, this song is totally dance in your kitchen while singing at the top of your lungs worthy.  Stay tuned for the video!

Most dates on the “Gossip Tour” are already sold out or close to selling out so make sure you get your tickets now and don’t miss this STACKED line up! Palaye Royale and The White Noise are also joining the tour so make sure you get there early!

“Gossip Tour” ft. Sleeping With Sirens & Chase Atlantic
Aug 31st – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 1st – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 2nd –  Soma – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 5th – The Fox Theater – Boulder, CO – Buy Tickets
Sept 7th – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Sept 8th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
Sept 9th – The Shelter – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Sept 10th – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Sept 12th – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 13th – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Sept 15th – Palladium – Worchester, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 16th – The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 22nd – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Sept 26th – The Beacham – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
Sept 28th – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL – Buy Tickets
Sept 30th – Louder Than Life Fest – Louiseville, KY – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – Sonic Boom Fest – Madison, WI – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for “Why Stop Now” below.

Grab a copy of “Part Three” on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

Be sure to follow Chase Atlantic and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Artist To Watch: The Wrecks

The Wrecks are good.  Like, really good!  So good in fact, that they wrote and recorded their debut EP in just a few days.  The best decisions are usually made on a whim and almost always have a good story.

After hearing that a friend had access to a legit recording studio for a few days, the guys wrote the best songs they could in a short amount of time.  The Wrecks went in to track with zero budget, little studio knowledge, and a ton of borrowed time.  They weren’t allowed to be in the studio let alone track anything there!   When they heard the studio owner’s ex-wife was stopping by, the guys got outta dodge as fast as they could with what would become their debut EP on a hard drive in a backpack.

The Wrecks debut single “Favorite Liar” caught the traction on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation station and quickly landed the guys plenty of fans include Baltimore natives, All Time Low.  “We’re so stoked that All Time Low asked us to come out with them this summer,” said the band “and we’re looking forward to playing stages that size for the first time. We can’t wait to get back out on the road again, as we’ve been mostly cramped inside writing new material and working on our set for the past few months. It’s refreshing to see such a good mix of genres in thelineup, as well. We’re gonna bring it 110% every night and we’re confident the crowds will, too.”

We’re predicting big, big things for these guys and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!  Watch the official video for “Favorite Liar” below.

The Wrecks, Waterparks, All Time Low YOUNG RENEGADES Tour 2017
July 30 @ The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
July 31 @ Central Park Summer Stage New York, NY
August 2 @ Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
August 3 @ Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
August 4 @ The Ritz Raleigh, NC
August 5 @ Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
August 6 @ House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
August 7 @ House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL

Grab a copy of “We Are The Wrecks” on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour!  There are only a few dates left on this tour so make sure you get your tickets HERE and come out early!

Be sure to follow The Wrecks and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Tennis Tuesday: News Roundup

This Week’s Tournaments:
BB&T Atlanta Open – Atlanta, GA, USA
Swiss Open Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland
German Tennis Championships – Hamburg, Germany

Last Week’s Winners:
Tennis Hall of Fame Championships – John Isner
SkiStar Swedish Open – David Ferrer
Plava Laguna Croatia Open – Andrey Rublev

Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters Inducted Into Tennis Hall of Fame
Andy Roddick was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame over the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island along with Kim Clijsters, Steve Flink, and Vic Braden.  As expected, Andy’s induction speech was equal parts poignant, charming, reflective, and funny, and reminded  us why we fell in love with tennis in the first place (and how much we miss Andy on tour!)   We loved Andy’s stories about how much he loved tennis from a young age and what a fan he was of all the players that came before him.  We’ll always be grateful to our tennis hero, Andy Roddick!  Watch Andy’s full speech below and have some tissues ready.

Jack Sock Goes Esquire
The latest issue of Esquire features a story on Jack Sock.  He mentions looking up to newly minted Hall of Famer, Andy Roddick.  “Sock grew up a Roddick fan (“being from Nebraska, it was hard not to be, plus I liked the Reebok Pumps and visor and the Backstreet Boys frosted tips”)”  We think Jack should bring this look back.  Check out the story here!

US Open Series Is Underway!
It’s hard to believe that the US Open starts in just over a month.  The US Open Series kicked off yesterday in Atlanta, with several tournaments coming up throughout the US & Canada leading up to the last slam of the year at the end of August.  Lots of young American players are in action in Atlanta this week.

Andrey Rublev Wins First Title in Croatia
19-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev won his first title over the weekend in Croatia.  Rublev entered the tournament as a lucky loser, having lost in the last round of qualifying, and played his way to the title.  Don’t forget that Rublev used to be in a One Direction cover band, Summer Afternoon.

Roger Federer Joins Arthur Ashe Kids Day Lineup
Big news!  Roger Federer will be joining the stadium show at Arthur Ashe Kids Day this year.  The show, on August 26th, will feature some of your favorite players along with performances by Sofia Carson, New Hope Club, Alex Aiono and more.   Tickets are on sale now!  Get all the details here.

Artist To Watch: The Catching

Based in New Jersey, home of classic rock and emo kings galore, The Catching have been making a name for themselves from an early age. Consisting of four friends ranging in age from 18 to 20, singer Holden Glazer, guitarists Jake Farbman and Evan Hemwall, and drummer Drew Stevens, The Catching are ready to take over your Summer playlist!  After releasing their debut EP “Teenage Fiction Pt. 1” almost a year ago, these guys have been causing waves ever since.

The Catching recently teamed up with legendary song-writer/producer Matt Squire (All Time Low, Selena Gomez, Panic! At The Disco) for their next release due out later this year.  While we anxiously wait for the new EP, the guys shared a brand new video for their latest single “Do It All Again” off the upcoming project!  The new track centers around the ups and downs of a relationship and how they would make the same mistakes all over again.

Watch the video below and stay tuned for more new music from The Catching!

Grab a copy of “Do It All Again” on iTunes or Amazon now.

Be sure to follow The Catching and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists!

Chase Atlantic Release “Why Stop Now” Video

Chase Atlantic just dropped their ice cold new video for “Why Stop Now” from the second installment of what’s to become their debut album.  The latest video has the trio in the beautifully snow-covered Yosemite National Park directed by Jake Stark.  Capturing the hollow, haunting nature of the song with nothing but natural light, the group took to their surroundings and even tossed a few snowballs back and forth.

Clinton, Mitchel, and Christian are set to release the next triage of songs this week but we can’t get over the first two parts!  Watch the video for “Why Stop Now” below.

Be sure to grab a copy of “Part Two” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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