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SecretFangirls.com Interview ROZES

Every once in a while a topliner comes along who breaks through to mainstream success.  ROZES’ breakthrough moment came when she co-wrote and sang on a track with The Chainsmokers, “Roses,” in 2015.   She became known for her signature mix of pop, R&B and EDM paired with her powerful vocals.  ROZES has written songs for some of today’s hottest artists including Cheat Codes, Louis Tomlinson, and more!  She also dropped a song with Cash Cash, “Matches,” which shot up to the top of the charts.  You might have also seen her on AJR’s sold out “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour earlier this year.

We caught up with ROZES in NYC as she released her brand new single, “Canyons.”  You can catch ROZES this Fall on the “Meteor” Tour with MAX!  Watch our interview and get to know more about ROZES!

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Rachel Crow Releases New Single “Dime”

Rachel Crow has been hard at work on creating new music and her brand new single “Dime” is finally here!  We first caught Rachel Crow when she was opening for Big Time Rush on their Summer Tour and we’re so excited she’s back with new music.  “Dime”  was co-written and produced by Ryan and Jack from AJR!  The new song is a fun and empowering track that will get you singing along before you know it.

Watch the pop art influenced lyric video below!

Grab a copy of “Dime” on iTunes or Amazon.

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Show Of The Summer Announced For Hershey & Chicago

Show Of The Summer must live by the “go big or go home” motto because they announced not one but two dates for this year! The first show is at Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater and marks the first SOTS to be held in the Midwest.  The second SOTS will be held at the legendary Hershey Park Amphitheater just next door to Hershey Theme Park. You can count us in for riding roller coasters with the superstars they’ve got lined up for this year’s show!

This year’s line up is stacked top to bottom including former front woman for Fifth Harmony, Camilla Cabello, Disney Channel’s Sabrina Carpenter, Alex Aiano, AJR, Jacob Sartorious, and Forever In Your Mind.

This year VIP packages include front row seats for the show, meet & greets and solo photos with your favorite artists at SOTS, posters, and more!  Hersheypark VIP packages include tickets to Hersheypark with fast passes to jump the line while Chicago VIP packages include a backstage party with games and more.  VIP Packages and general admission tickets go on sale starting on Friday April 28th at 12noon local time.

Show Of The Summer 2017
Aug 13th – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Aug 19th – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets

Watch the announcement video below and get hype for the best Show Of The Summer yet!

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AJR To Release New Album, “The Click,” on June 9th

AJR just dropped some huge news – they’re releasing a brand new album on June 9th!   The album, titled “The Click,” will be Adam, Jack and Ryan’s second LP and comes following the success of their current single, “Weak.”  We can’t wait for new music from them!

The guys also just announced a second leg of the “What Everyone’s Thinking Tour” aptly titled “Part II” that will take them to some cities they missed the first time around.  The first leg of the “What Everyone’s Thinking Tour” sold out venues across the country so be sure to get your tickets when they go on sale on Friday and come celebrate the new album with AJR!  Check out the dates below.

“What Everyone’s Thinking Tour Part II” 
June 10th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
June 13th – The Troubador – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY- Buy Tickets
July 7th – The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
July 8th – Madison Live! – Covington, KY – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets 
July 13th – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
July 16th – Front Room @ Slowdown – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
July 18th – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma, OK – Buy Tickets
July 19th –  Cambridge Room @ HOB – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
July 20th – TBD – Houston, TX – Coming Soon
July 26th – Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
July 28th – The Parish @ HOB – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 1st – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 2nd – Cornerstone – Berkley, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 4th – Hawthorn Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Aug 6th – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for their current single, “Weak,” below!

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AJR Play 1st Sold Out Hometown Show At NYC’s Gramercy Theatre

AJR have been killing it lately.  Their latest single, “Weak,” has gotten over 100 million plays on Spotify and is climbing up the charts.   Their first major headlining tour, the “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour, has had sold out shows across the country.  The tour rolled into Adam, Jack and Ryan’s hometown of NYC over the weekend for a two night stand at the Gramercy Theatre.

AJR have played Gramercy Theatre in the past, but their show on Saturday night was their first ever hometown show that sold out. And it didn’t just sell out – the show sold out so quickly that a second date was added on Sunday.   How successful has the “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour been?  They were nearly out of their stock of merch, with a few shows left to go!

If you’ve been to an AJR show, you know that things can “get weird,” as Jack told the crowd.  For their first big headlining tour, they brought out all the stops.  They are by far one of the most energetic acts we’ve ever seen on stage.  They honed their skills performing on the streets of NYC, where they learned how to win over a crowd. Jack never stops moving, flailing across the entire stage in a continual dance as he switches from playing the Maschine to the drums to the Melodica to the guitar.   All three brothers took turns playing the drums, even hopping into the crowd at one point.

One of the things we love most about AJR is how true they stay to themselves and to their music.   After playing “Let The Games Begin,” the band told the crowd how the music industry had tried to change them and told them they couldn’t do things.   “You can’t get that sound on the radio.  You can’t record in your living room.”  Even Jack’s hat was met by criticism.  Through it all, they stood by what they believed in.  We saw quite a few fans (including a mini Jack) rocking “the hat” in the crowd.

We love that AJR are confident in their sound and their growing fanbase proves that you don’t have to fit into a certain mold to make good music and connect with people. When they wrote the songs for their latest EP, “What Everyone’s Thinking,” they wanted to make songs that were very honest and the reaction has been unbelievable.

Adam told the crowd more about their songwriting process – the brothers write countless songs together, then let them sit for a few months.  The ones they like that “pass the test of time” get the go ahead, while others get shelved.  One track that has stood the test of time, and that the band still loves to play live is “Infinity.”  They also did a new rendition of fan favorite track “Woody Allen,” turning it into an acoustic song with a heavy kick drum.   Ryan said he was inspired to write the song after watching Woody Allen movies for film class: he wanted to capture that feeling of how he always gets the girl in the end.

They incorporated some of their remixes in the set, turning “I Got No Strings” and “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” into tracks you wanted to dance to.  They also created a “New York” remix on stage, breaking it down piece by piece to show the crowd how they create their unique sound.

AJR closed out their set with their breakout single, “I’m Ready,” which had the entire room dancing and clapping along.   They rolled out a giant banner printed to look like Jack’s Maschine, which he started to play.   The band came back out for one more song, their current hit “Weak.”  We got chills hearing every person in the room singing along.

Last night was so much fun with @ajrbrothers!!! #letthegamesbegin @gramercytheatre #nyc

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It was by far the craziest AJR show we’ve been to!  The enthusiastic crowd knew every word,  loudly singing along from start to finish.  It’s amazing to see how far they’ve come (they’ve been performing together for 12 years!) and to see such an incredible response to their music.  There’s no one else quite like them.  AJR,  you just keep doing you.

Setlist:
I’m Not Famous/Thirsty
The Green and The Town
Call My Dad
I Got No Strings
Come Hang Out
Woody Allen
Tiptoe Through The Tulips
Let The Games Begin
Pitchfork Kids
Infinity
Remix
Turning Out
No Grass Today
I’m Ready
Weak

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Watch AJR’s Music Video For “Weak”

Our favorite musical brothers, AJR, just dropped the music video for their new single, “Weak.”  The video, directed by Shane Drake and produced by London Alley Films, shows Adam, Jack, and Ryan in an abandoned subway car before a blinding white light tempts Jack to follow it.   You’ll just have to watch to find out what happens!

The track, from AJR’s “What Everyone’s Thinking” EP, has already had over 100 million streams on  Spotify and is climbing up the charts worldwide.  AJR will be performing “Weak” on the TODAY show on April 5th!  Tune in to watch or if you’ll be in NYC swing by the studio.  Watch the video for “Weak” below.

AJR are wrapping up their headlining “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour, with shows this Saturday (3/11) and Sunday (3/12) at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC!   Saturday night is sold out, but you can still get tickets for the Sunday show here!   We highly suggest going both nights.

Pick up a copy of “What Everyone’s Thinking” on iTunes now!

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AJR Announce Headlining “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour in 2017

AJR just revealed the big news they had been teasing on social media all week – they are going on a headlining tour in 2017!  The “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour will kick off early next year.  AJR are announcing the dates one by one this month so make sure you stay tuned to their social media!   You can find them everywhere @AJRBrothers.  Also check back here as we’ll be adding the dates to this page as they’re announced!

AJR “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour 2017
February 22 – The Social – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
February 23rd – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
February 24th – The Evening Muse – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
February 25th – Saturn – Birmingham, AL – Buy Tickets
February 27th – The High Watt – Nashville, NC – Buy Tickets
March 1st – Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, WI – Buy Tickets
March 2nd – The Garage – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
March 4th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
March 5th – The Shelter – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
March 6th – The Basement – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
March 7th – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – Buy Tickets
March 9th – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
March 10th – The Space – Hamden, CT – Buy Tickets
March 11th – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
March 18th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 

If you can’t wait until 2017 to see Adam, Jack and Ryan, you can see them this Fall opening for Ingrid Michaelson.  Check out the tour dates here and get your tickets now!

Listen to their new EP, “What Everyone’s Thinking,” on Spotify below and pickup a copy on iTunes now so you can singalong on tour!

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