It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Z100 just announced their 2018 Jingle Ball Pepsi All Access Lounge lineup and it is stacked! Every year, Z100 throws the BEST pre-Jingle Ball party at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC with the hottest talent and your favorite Jingle Ball performers. Past All Access Lounge artists include Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, DNCE, Meghan Trainor, and so many more! The 2018 lineup is full of promising new talent and you won’t want to miss this party.
The Z100 All-Access Lounge is free for all ages and takes place during the day and leads right into the main stage Jingle Ball show. There are tons of free giveaways and performances, chances to meet your favorite main stage artists and even tickets to this years SOLD OUT Jingle Ball courtesy of Z100! This year, the first 200 people to show up wearing an ugly sweater get to cut the line and be among the first into the All Access Lounge.
Z100 Jingle Ball All Access Lounge 2018
Friday, December 7th, 2018
12noon – 6pm More Info
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Cody Simpson & The Tide just made it merrier! They added their own California twist on the well known holiday classic “White Christmas,” just in time for the Holidays. We love their version of the song, and Cody’s beautiful voice has us dreaming of a white Christmas! Listen to the track below!
Grab a copy of “White Christmas” on iTunes and add it to your Spotify Holiday playlist now.
Cody Simpson is going on tour this summer with Donovan Frankenreiter and he’s also announced a Fall tour with AER! Cody’s tour is in support of his first album as an independent artist and we couldn’t be happier for him! FREE is out this Friday, July 10th. His new songs channel his Gold Coast surfer vibe and laid back lifestyle perfectly. You can pre-order a copy on iTunes now! Check out all Cody’s upcoming tour dates below.
Cody Simpson w/ Donovan Frankenreiter
Aug 18th – Cabanas – Cape May, NJ – Buy Tickets
Aug 19th – Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE – Buy Tickets
Aug 20th – The Hamilton – Washington DC – Buy Tickets
Aug 21st – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
Aug 22 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC – Buy Tickets
Aug 23rd – The Boat House – Myrtle Beach, NC – More Info
Aug 24th – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Aug 26th – The Inlet – Fort Pierce, FL – Buy Tickets
Aug 27th – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets
Aug 28th – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Aug 29th – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
Aug 30th – Parade Grounds at Ft. East Martello – Key West, FL – Buy Tickets
Cody Simpson w/ AER
Sept 16th – State Theatre – Portland, ME – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – The Met – Pawtucket, RI – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT – Buy Tickets
Sept 22nd – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – House Of Blues Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Sept 26th – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Sept 29th – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO – Buy Tickets
Sept 30th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
Oct 2nd – Showbox Theatre – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Oct 4th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Oct 7th – Senator Theatre – Chico, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 8th – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 10th – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 11th – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ – Buy Tickets
Oct 13th – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM – Buy Tickets
Oct 15th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 16th – House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 17th – Emo’s – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 18th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 20th – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Oct 21st – Music Farm – Charleston, SC – Buy Tickets
Oct 22nd – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
It’s Memorial Day Weekend which mean’s it’s officially Summer! We’re looking forward to all of the outdoor concerts, BBQs, and of course some new music! Here are some of the albums dropping this Summer we can’t wait for!
1. Canaan Smith – “Bronco” out June 23
We’ve had Canaan’s EP playing nonstop, and earlier this week we got to hear more tracks off of the album at a show in NYC. This album is going to be GOOD. Pre-Order a signed copy of “Bronco”
2. Kacey Musgraves – “Pageant Material” out June 23
Kacey is serving up her sophomore album in style Pre-Order “Pageant Material”
3. Hilary Duff – “Breathe In, Breathe Out” out June 15
We’re so excited about a new album from Hilary that we too have to breathe in, breathe out and keep calm. Fingers crossed a tour is to follow!
Pre-Order “Breathe In, Breathe Out” on Amazon
4. Thomas Rhett – Title and Date TBD
While we don’t have any official info yet, Thomas is expected to drop his new album later this Summer. We love what we’ve heard so far, with the funky lead single “Crash and Burn” and also tracks that he’s been playing live, like “South Side” and the beautiful “Die A Happy Man.”
Buy “Crash and Burn” on iTunes
5. Cody Simpson – “Free” out June 23
This will be Cody’s first album he’s done entirely on his own, free to create the music he’s wanted to all along. Cody and his music are pretty much the definition of a laid back Summer by the beach. Pre-Order “Free” on iTunes
Australian pop singer Cody Simpson’s new album “Free” is available for pre-orders! We were a bit confused when we first heard the words “free” and “pre-order” in the same sentence, but then we realized his album is called “Free” and that you still have to pay for the album. The meaning behind the album title is pretty cool – this album is the first time that Cody has been “free” to create the music that he’s always wanted to. His first album as an independent artist will be released on June 25th! Cody’s new sound is the perfect soundtrack for Summer nights at the beach. Check out the tracklisting below!
Cody Simpson “Free” Tracklisting
3. New Problems
6. I’m Your Friend
7. It Don’t Matter
9. Livin’ Easy
11. Palm Of Your Hand
12. Love Yourself
13. Happy Lil’ Hippy
14. Still Smiling
Pre-order a copy on iTunes now and listen to his latest track, “Thotful,” below!
Aussie pop star Cody Simpson just announced the dates for his Spring tour, hitting cities across the US and Europe! It’s been a minute since he’s toured the US, so we are so excited to see him again this Spring. It will be his first tour with his new sound, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store. Tickets go on sale this week – visit CodySimpson.com for more details. Check all of the dates below and watch his video for “New Problems” now!
Cody Simpson Spring 2015 Tour Dates
April 1st – The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA – Buy Tickets
April 2nd – American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
April 4th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
April 5th – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
April 6th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 7th – Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
April 22nd – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland – Buy Tickets
April 24th – Trädgårn – Göteborg, Sweden – Buy Tickets
April 26th – USF Verflet – Berge, Norway – Buy Tickets
April 27th – Folken – Stavanger, Norway – Buy Tickets
April 28th – Train – Arhus, Denmark – Buy Tickets April 29th – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets – Soon! May 1st – Palladium – Warsaw, Poland – Buy Tickets
May 3rd – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany – Buy Tickets – Soon!
May 4th – Kantine – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets – Soon! May 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK – Buy Tickets
May 7th – The Institute – Digbeth, UK – Buy Tickets
May 8th – The Ritz – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
May 10th – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
May 12th – Alhambra – Paris, France – Buy Tickets
May 14th – DYNAMO – Zurich, Switzerland – Buy Tickets
May 15th – Tunnel – Milan, Italy – Buy Tickets
May 17th – Sala Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain – Buy Tickets
May 18th – San Miguel – Madrid, Spain – Buy Tickets
Aussie pop star Cody Simpson just released the video for his new single, “Flower.” The video showcases Cody’s guitar playing skills, starting with an intimate serenade to girlfriend Gigi Hadid before being joined by a full band. Stylistically, it’s a complete departure from the last video Cody and Gigi were in together, for “Surfboard.” Watch it below!
Pickup a copy of “Flower” on iTunes now, and stay tuned for more new music from Cody, dropping soon! We can’t wait to hear more.
We’ve been anxiously waiting for new music from Cody Simpson, and it’s finally here! Cody announced he was going independent last summer in order to make the music he’s wanted to make all along. We were curious to see just what he meant, especially since he’s made some of our favorite jams over the last couple of years (“Surfboard,” “Got Me Good,” etc) Cody just released his first track as an independent artist, “Flower.” It’s definitely a slight departure from some of his previous tracks, but it still has Cody’s signature laid back, beachy pop sound. Listen below and pickup a copy on iTunes now!
Make sure to tune into GMA this Friday, February 6th, to watch the first live performance of “Flower!” If you’re in NYC, you can see also Cody perform this weekend at the Forever 21 store opening. Details below!
Forever 21 Grand Opening
featuring a performance by Cody Simpson
Saturday, February 7th
640 Fifth Avenue
9am to 2pm More Information
Cody Simpson is premiering his first single as an independent artist this Friday on GMA! We’ve been eagerly awaiting new music from Cody since he announced last Summer he was leaving his record label in order to make the music he’s been wanting to make all along. We can’t wait to hear the track, named “Flower,” especially after hearing the preview Cody posted on Twitter.
Make sure you tune into GMA this Friday, February 6th to be the first to hear the new single! Or, if you’re in NYC, head over to Times Square Friday morning to try to catch it in person. Visit 1iota.com to sign up a chance to get a free VIP ticket to watch the performance from the studio!
We definitely shattered our record for most concerts attended in a single year in 2014. While we loved each and every show, and it was nearly impossible to narrow it down to 5 favorites, here are the ones that stood out.
1. Hunter Hayes – 24 Hour Road Race – Palace Theatre – Stamford, CT
We ended up seeing Hunter more than any other artist this year – 7 times in total. Impressive, considering on his past tours he came nowhere near NYC so we had no hopes of attending. Hunter, if you’re reading this, please keep coming to New York. We love you. Of all the shows, among them the We Are Not Invisible Tour, Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and so on, the most memorable was definitely the 24 Hour Road Race. True, it was a short concert, but the record-breaking goal gave an added level of excitement, and now we can officially say we were part a Guinness World Record. Oh, but we can’t forget that time he performed “Storm Warning” right in front of us…
2. Austin Mahone – MTV Artist To Watch Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
We also had a hard time deciding which Austin show to pick, but this show wins since it was Austin’s first big headlining tour. This show earned him his nickname of the “one man boyband,” due to his on point choreography. We don’t have many videos of Austin performing, because it’s literally impossible to not dance along, but we managed to get one at his Mets Post-game concert later in the year.
3. Dan + Shay – Where It All Began Tour – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
“Where It All Began” is hands down our favorite album of 2014. While we saw Dan + Shay for the first time on the We Are Not Invisible Tour with Hunter Hayes, this was our first time seeing them play with a full band. We were blown away by how passionate and talented they are, and how much they genuinely love performing. Dan + Shay are so much fun to see live (seriously, the entire audience sings every word), and they make it special every time we see them. We can’t wait for their next headlining tour in 2015!
4. 5SOS – Stars, Stripes & Maple Syrup Tour – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY This might get the prize for one of the hottest concerts of 2014. We were shocked when we scored a pair of tickets to this show! It had been such a long time since we went to a “pop punk” show that this finally made us remember why we fell in love. 5SOS have such great energy and they put on an incredible show to the sold out crowd. Calum, Luke, Ashton, and Michael owned the stage and had everyone singing along to every word, even though the band had yet to release their album in the US.
5. The Strypes – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Whenever we write about The Strypes, we feel like nothing can do justice to how insanely talented and incredible these guys are. All four members hail from Ireland and are under the age of 20, yet they play some serious rhythm and blues. We had never really seen grown men fangirl until this concert. That’s how good these guys are. We were floored by their musicianship, and some absolutely insane harmonica solos.
Bonus: 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
This gets the runner up place because of it’s awesome lineup: Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, New Hollow, Midnight Red, AJR, and so on. Summer Jam definitely had something for everyone! The number of acts and the variety contributed to the “festival” feeling of this show, along with bonding with the people sitting around you for the entire day. We hope Summer Jam will be back next year!