State Champs Announce “Living Proof North American Tour 2019”

State Champs just announced the North American leg of the “Living Proof World Tour” hitting cities across the United States and Canada all throughout March 2019.

Their latest album, “Living Proof” is the band’s highest charting record to date and was produced in part by John Feldmann (Blink-182, Good Charlotte), and Mike Green and Kyle Black, the duo that brought their previous record, Around The World And Back, to fruition.

Citi card holders get the first chance at tickets beginning Tuesday October 30th at 10am local time.  Spotify presales begin Wednesday October 31st at 10am local time. Ticketmaster, Livenation, and Livenation mobile app presales begin Thursday November 1st at 10am local time and public on sales begin Friday November 2nd at 10am local time. Check out the North American tour dates below!

State Champs “Living Proof North American Tour 2019” ft. Our Last Night
March 1st – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
March 2nd – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
March 3rd – Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
March 5th – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets 
March 6th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
March 8th – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
March 9th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
March 12th – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
March 13th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets 
March 14th – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
March 15th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 16th – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
March 18th – Summit – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
March 19th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
March 21st – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
March 22nd – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
March 24th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets 
March 26th – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
March 28th – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 29th – The Granada Theater – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Our Time To Go” below!

Grab a copy of the album on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it on Spotify!

State Champs also announced their upcoming “Living Proof Holiday Tour 2018” kicking off in December. They will be performing their first album, The Finer Things, in full to celebrate its 5 year anniversary. Grab your tickets here: http://www.statechampsny.com/tour

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Jack & Jack Drop Music Video For “No One Compares To You”

Jack & Jack’s latest single “No One Compares To You” comes hot on the heels of their smash hit with Jonas Blue and has already racked up over 7 million streams in a few weeks.  The brand new music video was directed by James Larese who’s directed true works of art for Fifth Harmony, Bishop Briggs, and Eminem to name a few.

The new video is extremely colorful which is perfect now that winter is settling over NYC.   Watch the “No One Compares To You” video below!

Grab a copy of the new single on iTunes and Amazon or stream the single on Spotify!

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Niki Black Premieres Debut Single, “Not Coming Up”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, indie-pop songstress Niki Black has crafted a sound as unique as herself. Growing up in a mixed heritage household, Niki blended her father’s Chicago blues roots with her mother’s love of Iranian pop and classical music.  She also cites flamboyant Operatic arias, the expressiveness of musical theater, as well as Lorde, Blood Orange, and Years & Years as major influences, “They’re the perfect blend of otherworldliness, beauty, modernity, and rebellion,” shares Niki.

Niki Black just dropped her debut single, “Not Coming Up” and it’s everything we’ve been craving from pop music!  The single is dark, brooding, and beautiful, inspired by her first queer relationship.  Niki is set to release her debut EP soon which closely mirrors Dante’s Divine Comedy and inspired by her studies in feminist theology loosely describes the journey from heaven to oblivion, or hell.  “I wanted to retell that descent from a modern feminine perspective, one of the damned, which some of us may feel like sometimes, or all the time….whether it’s from religion directly, from a relationship, or from yourself,” shares Niki.

Listen to Niki Black’s debut single “Not Coming Up” on Spotify below!

Grab a copy of “Not Coming Up” on iTunes and Amazon!

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Artist To Watch: Arrested Youth

Arrested Youth is inspiring anyone and everyone who is fed up with the rat race to ditch it and live life on your own terms!

Ian Johnson, better known as Arrested Youth, started writing music when he was 15, heavily influenced equally by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kid Cudi and dropped a series of mixtapes as well as a debut EP that climbed into the iTunes Top 25 Pop charts.

With success comes strong discouragement and eventually he took a break from music. He also knows a thing or two about the rat race.  Johnson graduated in 2016 with a triple major in business from Indiana University and landed a coveted job in Anheuser-Busch’s’ Global Management Program. Within eight months, he was offered a promotion and a raise – but the position also required 60+ hour workweeks.  He turned it all down to pursue music full time once more.

“Working in corporate America was a struggle,” shares Johnson. “I found myself waking up every day feeling like a prisoner. I started writing music again as an outlet to express my frustrations.”

Since re-entering the music world full time, Arrested Youth is back to inspiring anyone who’s willing to listen.  In 2017, he released “My Friends Are Robots,” an ode to the lack of self expression he experienced while working in corporate America, and “A Painting In Paris” which touches on the vanity of his generation.

Arrested Youth’s debut LP “FEAR” dropped in September 2018 with the lead single “Mirrors,” epitomizing the theme of the album. “The album reflects our state of mind, growing up in a world controlled by social media, the press, mental illness, violence, and extreme uncertainty,” shares Johnson. “We need to look within ourselves to understand who we’ve become as a society. Only then can we change the ill fate of mankind.”

Watch the tour video for “Mirrors” below!

Currently, Arrested Youth is criss-crossing North America with YUNGBLUD’s  21st Century Liability Tour.  The tour hits Brooklyn later this week for a sold out show at Baby’s All Right!  Check out all of the tour dates here.

Grab a copy of “FEAR” on iTunes and Amazon or stream the album on Spotify now!

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iHeartRadio Announces 2018 Jingle Ball Lineups

iHeartRadio is gearing up to bring you the HOTTEST names in music for the 2018 Jingle Ball Tour presented by Capital One!  This year is promised to be bigger and better than ever and the lineup is proof.  Hitting 12 cities just before Christmas, this tour lineup is EVERYTHING!

This year’s performers include everyone from Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Khalid, to Marshmello!  Literally, anyone you want on a tour, Jingle Ball has them. Presale tickets for Capital One cardholders are available now, while general public tickets go on sale Monday OCtober 15th at 12pm local time. Click HERE for more info.

November 27th: 106.1 Kiss FM Jingle Ball
American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX 
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Alessia Cara, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

November 30th: KISS FM Jingle Ball
The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Alessia Cara, Bazzi, Bebe Rexha

December 1st: WiLD 94.9 FM Jingle Ball
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA 
Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Alessia Cara, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Sabrina Carpenter, Bazzi, Marc E. Bassy

December 3rd: 101.3 KDWB Jingle Ball
Xcel Energy Center – Minneapolis, MN
The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

December 4th: KISS 108 Jingle Ball 
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers. G-Eazy, Khalid, Meghan Trainor, Bazzi

December 5th – Q102 Jingle Ball 
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA 
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer, Marshmello, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Bazzi

December 7th: Z100 Jingle Ball
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY 
Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

December 10th: Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball
Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C. 
Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

December 12th: 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball
Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL 
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter

December 14th: Power 96.1 Jingle Ball
State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, G Eazy, Marshmello, Bazzi, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Carpenter

December 15th – 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball
Amalie Arena – Tampa Bay, FL
Shawn Mendes, Marshmello, Khalid, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter

December 16th – Y100 Jingle Ball
BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Khalid, Marshmello, Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter

 

Jon Bellion Welcomes You To “Glory Sound Prep”

After months and months of cryptic photos and endless teasing from GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter/producer/all around genius Jon Bellion, he finally announced his brand new album “Glory Sound Prep” will be released on November 9th.

The Long Island native posted a spoken word snippet from “Headmaster Stormzy” on his Instagram welcoming everyone back to school and set the music world on fire again. Jon Bellion is known for his grand and classic style Disney visuals and the “Glory Sound Prep” art is no exception.  We’re expecting some incredible merch from Jon with the GSP logo and other fun easter eggs to show up as we get closer to the release date.   Check out the Instagram post below!

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My album GLORY SOUND PREP. Nov 9.

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Stay tuned for more updates about Jon Bellion’s new album “Glory Sound Prep” and it’s release.

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New Kids On The Block Announce “The Mixtape Tour” For Summer 2019

NKOTB just dropped a HUGE Summer tour announcement for 2019 featuring all of their closest friends like Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson!  “The Mixtape Tour” kicks off May 2nd and brings the New Kids across North America all Summer long.

You know NKOTB can’t leave you with just a massive tour announcement!  Donnie, Danny, Jon, Jordan, and Joey also dropped a brand new single called “80’s Baby.”  The lyric video is an homage to all things 80s like 8-bit video games, bamboo earrings, satellite phones, pagers, and of course, mixtapes!

Fan club presales for “The Mixtape Tour” have already started while general on sales begin Friday Oct 12th at 10am local time.  VIP barstools and packages are also available on the official NKOTB site.  Check out all the dates below and make sure you grab your tickets before they sell out!

“The Mixtape Tour” ft. NKOTB, Naughty By Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, & more
May 2nd – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets 
May 4th – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
May 5th – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
May 7th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets 
May 8th – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
May 9th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
May 10th – Fedex Forum – Memphis, TN – Buy Tickets 
May 11th – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets 
May 13th – American Bank Center- Corpus Christi, TX – Buy Tickets
May 15th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
May 16th – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
May 17th – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
May 18th – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
May 21st – Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
May 22nd – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
May 24th – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
May 25th – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
May 28th – Rabobank Arena – Bakersfield, CA – Buy Tickets
May 29th – SAP Center – San Jose, CA – Buy Tickets
May 30th – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
June 1st – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA – Buy Tickets
June 2nd – Moda Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
June 4th – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
June 6th – Viviant Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
June 7th – Pepsi Center Arena – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
June 8th – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE – Buy Tickets
June 9th – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA – Buy Tickets
June 11th – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
June 13th – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
June 14th – AllState Arena – Rosemont, IL – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Little Ceasar’s Arena – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Scotia Bank Arena – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Key Bank Center – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 28th – TD GArden – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Nassau Vet Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Hershey Park – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets
July 7th – THe PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
July 10th – Bon Secours Arena – Greenville, SC – Buy Tickets
July 11th – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
July 13th – AmWay Center – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 14th – Hard Rock Live Seminole – Hollywood, FL – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new lyric video for NKOTB’s new single “80s Baby” below!

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