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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!

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?

MTV Artist To Watch Tour Kicks Off Today!

Austin Mahone’s MTV Artist To Watch Tour featuring Midnight Red kicks off today, February 24th!  The tour, originally scheduled for October 2013, was postponed after Austin fell ill and had to reschedule.  We’re glad Austin’s feeling better & are so excited for this tour!  Even more so after watching his amazing Jingle Ball performances.

Get your tickets before it’s too late!!  We have a feeling that Austin’s next tour will be in much bigger venues.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and Midnight Red
2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/5 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

Click HERE for Ticket information.

Want to meet Midnight Red at the show?   The boys announced via Twitter that they will be having a post-concert Meet & Greet for anyone who can show a receipt of their download of their single “Hell Yeah” on their phone.   A $1.29 meet and greet?

For more on Austin Mahone: Visit his website, Twitter, and Facebook

For more on Midnight Red: Visit their website, Twitter, and Facebook