Austin Mahone at Hammerstein Ballroom – MTV Artist To Watch Tour

We are huge fans of Austin Mahone (we are normally against fan names, but will make an exception here and say yes, we are MAHOMIES!)  and were so excited to finally see him on MTV’s Artist to Watch Tour!   The tour was announced last July, and originally scheduled for October, but was unfortunately rescheduled when Austin fell ill.  The tour hit NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on March 5th with openers W3 the Future, Midnight Red, and Becky G.

Austin Mahone, the one man boy band, had an energetic set that opened with his single “Banga Banga.”  We love that he uses the old-school choreography from his music videos in his stage performances as well.  (Makes it even easier to dance along!)   It was our first time hearing his song “Till I Find You,” but he had us hooked right away!  It sounds like something *NSYNC could have recorded back in the day.  (Mahone has mentioned his debut album was inspired by the music of 90s boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.  Respect.)

He took a break from the dancing to do an acoustic set, where the multi-talented Mahone played guitar, and sang a cover of Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul.”  He also invited one lucky fan on stage to serenade during “U!”

We’ve been impatiently waiting for the release of Austin’s album – there is still no set date!  But we hope that an announcement and a summer tour are in the works!  We can’t wait to see him again.  In the meantime, we’ll be working on our “What About Love” dance moves.

Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to follow Austin on Twitter and Instagram!

Jackson Guthy Releases Lyric Video for “Young and Single”

We first caught Jackson Guthy on the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice, where he won us over with his original songs “Pretty Lady,” “Brothers and Sisters,” and his mash-up cover, “Feel So Lucky.”   He’s a talented performer and piano player, who started playing at the age of 5.

He just released a lyric video for his new single, “Young and Single,” which will be available on iTunes March 31st, 2014.  Check it out below!

Jackson is currently on tour with Emblem 3 and will join 5SOS on their first North American headlining tour in April.  Check out the dates here!

And relive the Summer Break Tour with his cover mash-up of “Feel So Close” and “Get Lucky!”

Make sure you follow Jackson Guthy on Twitter for more updates!

Justin Timberlake Performs “Gone” in Sunrise, Florida During The 20/20 Experience World Tour

Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour hit the BB&T Arena in Sunrise, Florida on March 4th, where he surprised everyone with a solo version of *NSYNC’s classic, “Gone.”  He introduced the song by giving a shout out to his former band mate and boyband brother, Chris Kirkpatrick, who actually spent a few weeks on tour with JT, in an “aaaaww” worthy speech.  So.  Much.  Love.

So why did Justin pick this occasion to perform “Gone?”  Up until the brief (but AMAZING) *NSYNC reunion at the 2013 VMA’s at the Barclays Center, the BB&T Arena was the site of the last formal *NSYNC concert.  Justin must have been feeling the nostalgia, and played the song in honor of their last show.  (We wish he had sang this at Madison Square Garden too!!!)

We’re taking all of this as good signs of a possible future reunion – the fact that JT is even now acknowledging his boy band past, and the fond memories he had with his band mates, is a GOOD SIGN!!  We’re never giving up hope.  It’ll happen.  One day.

And we love that Chris Kirkpatrick has been on tour with him for the last few shows – maybe a practice run for their next tour, when they’ll bring along Lance, JC, and Joey?

Dan + Shay Release Video For “What You Do To Me” From The Warehouse Sessions

Country duo Dan +Shay released a video from the Warehouse Sessions for their newest single, “What You Do To Me” this week.  Check out the video below!

Visit Danandshay.com and follow Dan + Shay on Twitter and Facebook.
Pre-order Dan + Shay’s debut album, “Where It All Began” on iTunes now.
Don’t forget they’re going on tour with Hunter Hayes in May! Get all the tour info HERE!

The Friday Five: Our Favorite Songs of the Week

Happy Friday!  Here’s what we’ve been listening to this week.

5.  Demi Lovato – “Trainwreck”
We’re seeing the Neon Lights Tour tonight, and hoping that she’ll bring back this classic from her first album

4. Justin Timberlake – “Murder”/”Poison” Mashup
If you haven’t caught JT’s 20/20 Experience Tour yet, what are you waiting for?  This mashup of “Murder” and Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” is a highlight in the nearly 3-hour show.

3.  Austin Mahone – “Till I Find You”
We caught Austin’s Artist to Watch Tour at Hammerstein Ballroom this week, and immediately fell in love with this song.  It sounds like something NSYNC could have released, which is always a good thing!  But Austin (the one man boy band) has yet another winner with this song.  When is his album coming out again?!  We’ve been waiting so long!!

2.  Dan + Shay – “What You Do To Me”
This song was released once pre-orders went live for their debut album, “Where It All Began,” out April 1st.  And we immediately listened to it 5 times in a row.  We love what we’ve heard from Dan + Shay so far, and can’t wait for more!

1.  Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
Yes, Austin gets to be on this list twice because his show at Hammerstein Ballroom was just that good.  We’re still trying to learn the “What About Love” dance.  Maybe Austin can teach us next tour?

5SOS Setting Out For 5Countries in 5Days Mini Tour

5 Seconds Of Summer are coming to Europe! The guys are hitting 5 countries in 5 days on a whirlwind mini tour in April.

Luke, Calum, Ashton, and Michael made a silly video to announce the shows! Click HERE to watch it.   Check out the dates below.

#5COUNTRIES5DAYS
Monday 31 March // Stockholm // Sweden
Tuesday 1 April // Berlin // Germany
Wednesday 2 April // Paris // France
Thursday 3 April // Milan // Italy
Friday 4 April // Madrid // Spain

For tickets and more information, click the links above and visit the official 5SOS website.
Don’t forget to follow 5SOS on Twitter and Facebook as well!

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James Maslow and Cody Simpson Join Dancing With the Stars Season 18

As we’ve said before, we generally stay away from reality TV shows.  Unless of course they star a current or former boy band member.  In which case, we are ALL IN.

We’d been expecting Cody Simpson to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars, since he kindly asked his fans if they thought it would be a good idea back in December.

Cody Simpson DWTS offer tweets

But we had no idea that one of our favorite boy band members, James Maslow of Big Time Rush, would be joining the cast this season.  He was so good at keeping it secret we literally screamed when it was announced on Good Morning America this morning!!

Watch the announcement clip below.

We haven’t been invested in DWTS since the season of Lance Bass and Cody Linley, but you can bet we will be tuning in and voting for James every week.  (And Cody.  But mostly James).  We can’t wait for his dance moves, the glittery costumes he’ll have to wear, and of course the infamous James Maslow sass.  We’re hoping James will be around for a while, so apologies in advance for all of the vote spamming we’ll be doing.

Also joining the cast?  Winnie Cooper and DJ Tanner!

The 18th season of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 17th at 8pm on ABC.

Follow James Maslow on Twitter & Instagram for beautiful photos of James and his dog, Fox

Follow Cody Simpson on Twitter & Instagram for updates

We are all fangirls at heart.