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iHeartRadio + Macy’s Rising Star Competition Returns For 2017

iHeartRadio and Macy’s are partnering up once more to bring you the latest and greatest from music’s brightest rising stars!  This competition is all about showcasing new and emerging talent and the fans get to vote on who has the honor of opening the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival.  Make sure you vote for your favorite artist throughout the competition and make your voice heard in picking the next big star!

Past winners include Los 5, Christina Grimmie (RIP), and Before You Exit.   Check out all of this years Top 10 artists and be sure to tweet and hashtag for a chance to win a trip to the iHeartRadio Music Festival and see the winner open the show!

Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star 2017
James Maslow
Spencer Sutherland
Domino Saints
Caroline Jones
Alyssa Bernal
Computer Games
Drew Baldridge
Faulkner
Luna Blaise
Skylar Stecker

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Before You Exit

There’s just something magical about a musical band of brothers, from Hanson to Jonas Brothers to AJR.  Brothers Connor, Toby and Riley McDonough formed Before You Exit in their hometown of Orlando, and have a knack for crafting catchy pop tunes with infectious harmonies.  They’ve opened up for artists like The Vamps and Fifth Harmony, and won the Macy’s and iHeartRadio Rising Star campaign in 2014.   BYE just dropped their new EP, “All The Lights.”

Before You Exit just dropped their new EP, “All The Lights,” and are heading out on tour in support.  The tour kicks off in Philadelphia this weekend, with special guest Christina Grimmie.  We caught up with Connor and talked about their upcoming tour, new music and who they would fangirl over.  Read our interview below and check out Before You Exit at a show near you this Summer!

SecretFangirls.com: What can fans expect from your upcoming “All The Lights” tour?
Connor McDonough: Fans can definitely expect a high energy and exciting show. We’ve done our best to combine our older music and the new music to put on the best show possible. Can’t wait to get back on the road and see everyone. 🙂

Do you have any pre-concert rituals?
We always do a little huddle with the whole band and crew. We always make sure we do that and then yell “123, BYE!” before every show.

What artist would you fangirl over if you met?
We would all love to meet John Mayer. He’s definitely been an inspiration for us since we were really young.

What song did you have the most fun writing or recording on the “All The Lights” EP?
That’s hard to say honestly. Every song was different and is unique for its own reason. One of our favorites though was When I’m Gone because of how it came together. The song originally started out as a ballad but after one mistake we ended up singing it over this track we had built and it worked perfectly.

What would be your walk on song if you were a professional athlete?
‘Eye of the Tiger.’ That was our anthem when we were younger and it’s a great hype song.

What artists would you love to collaborate with?
Off the top of our heads we’d love to collab with Maroon 5, the 1975, or John Mayer but the list could go on forever. We have so many people we’d love to work with and hopefully will someday.

What’s your favorite song to perform live?
Of the new music, ‘When I’m Gone’ or ‘Other Kids’. They both have an energy that is so fun and upbeat.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
We love you all and thanks for reading 🙂 xo

Before You Exit “All The Lights” Tour with Christina Grimmie
May 29 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
May 30 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
May 31 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
June 2 – The Loft – Lansing, MI – Buy Tickets
June 4 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
June 5 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 8 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 9 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
June 10 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
June 15 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
June 17 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets

Pickup a copy of the “All The Lights” EP on iTunes now so you can sing along on tour!

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Before You Exit Announce All The Lights Tour

Sibling trio Before You Exit just announced a headlining Spring Tour in support of their new EP, “All The Lights!”  Christina Grimmie is joining Connor, Riley, and Toby McDonough for the tour, which kicks off May 29th in Philadelphia. Tickets for the tour go on sale Thursday, April 28th.   Check out the dates below!

Before You Exit “All The Lights” Tour with Christina Grimmie
May 29 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
May 30 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
May 31 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
June 2 – The Loft – Lansing, MI – Buy Tickets
June 4 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
June 5 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 8 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 9 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
June 10 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
June 15 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
June 17 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets

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Watch Before You Exit’s video for “When I’m Gone” below and pickup a copy of the “All The Lights” EP on iTunes now!

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The Vamps Announce Summer 2015 USA Tour Dates!

It’s been a while since we first got to Meet The Vamps here in America, so we are so thrilled they are heading out on a Summer headlining tour!   They’re bringing their friends in Before You Exit and The Tide with them for their first ever American headlining tour.   (You might have caught them last Summer opening for Austin Mahone!)  Ticket prices will start at $25 a piece, and go on sale May 16th.  The Vamps are in the midst of a massive UK arena tour now, so don’t miss your chance to see them in the US while you can!  We caught both of their NYC shows last year, and these guys know how to put on a rockin’ show.  You’ll be dancing all night long.  Watch their tour announcement below!

The Vamps US Tour Dates Summer 2015

July 21st – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
July 24th – Center Stage Theater – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 25th – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
July 27th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
July 28th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
July 30th – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
July 31st – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 2nd – Madison Theater – Covington, KY – Buy Tickets
Aug 3rd – The Vic Theater – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Aug 5th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Aug 8th – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets

Be sure to pick up a copy of Meet The Vamps on iTunes or Amazon. Watch The Vamps perform “Risk It All” Live below!

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Z100’s Jingle Ball All Access Lounge with Shawn Mendes, Before You Exit, Rixton & More

Z100’s Jingle Ball is by far one of the biggest concerts of the year – and one of the hardest to score tickets to.   If you didn’t manage to snag a pair, you still have the chance to see some big names perform at the Z100 All Access Lounge before the concert – for free!   The party will take place from 12pm to 6pm at Hammerstein Ballroom, on December 12th.   The All Access Lounge features performances throughout the day, interactive games, and a chance to win Jingle Ball tickets or meet and greets with some of the artists.

Since it’s a free event, we’re sure it will fill up fast so be sure to get there early!  The first 200 people in line with a Coca Cola product (specifically a 16 or 20 oz) will be able to cut the line and enter first.  Sounds like a fair trade, especially since you’ll need the caffeine!   Check out the lineup and all the info below.

Z100 Jingle Ball All Access Lounge
Friday, December 12th
12pm to 6pm
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street NYC
More Info

2014 Performers
Shawn Mendes
Before You Exit
Rixton
Charli XCX
Meghan Trainor
Rita Ora
Jessie J
Kiesza

Here’s Austin Mahone performing at last year’s All Access Lounge!

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2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performers Announced

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays – we dream about eating so much deliciousness that we pass out at the table, a la Seth Cohen.  And one of our favorite traditions is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which always features some of our favorite artists!  Past lineups have included Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson, Jonas Brothers, Austin Mahone … it’s a right of passage for young artists.

The first round of performers were just announced, and lots of Secret Fangirls favorites are on the list!  Make sure to tune into NBC at 9AM Thanksgiving morning to watch!  Or, if you’re in NYC, you can lineup to watch the parade, which runs from the Upper West Side to Macy’s in Herald Square.   Visit the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade website for more info on the route and a full list of performers!  If you’re going, we suggest getting there early for a good spot (and dressing as warmly as possible!)

2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup
Hilary Duff
Dan + Shay
Before You Exit
Sabrina Carpenter
Becky G
Nick Jonas
The Madden Brothers
MKTO
Cole Swindell
The Vamps
Needtobreathe
Taylor Swift

The Build-a-Bear float usually has the best up & coming artists – here’s Austin Mahone singing “Banga Banga” last year!

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RunAround Tour Hits Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ on Saturday August 23rd!

The RunAround Tour has been on the road all summer long bringing your favorite new artists to theme parks around the country and this weekend is New Jersey’s turn to get in on the action.  Jake Miller, Jacob Whitesides, Nick Tangorra, and Before You Exit are all coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey on Saturday, August 23rd!  Game Changer passes and general admission tickets also get you all day access to the park.  Get your tickets now and enjoy one last summer day before school’s back in session.

Click HERE for tickets and VIP package upgrades.

Watch the official video for Jake Miller’s brand new single “First Flight Home” now!

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