After weeks of fan voting, the finalists for the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Competition were announced! The top 5 artists are Chris Lane, Kenzie Nimmo, Trevor Moran, Christina Grimmie and The Fooo Conspiracy. We can’t help but root for our own Artist To Watch Chris Lane – this is the first time that a country artist has made it to the top 5! Make sure to keep voting for your favorite by tweeting #RisingStar with the artist’s name or Twitter handle. You have until May 24th to vote! The winner gets to play at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. Visit the Macy’s iHeartRadio site for exclusive music and content from each of the finalists!
Last year’s Rising Star Winners, Before You Exit, are joining The Vamps on the first US headlining tour this Summer. Check out the dates here and watch their video for “Dangerous” below!
Check out this year’s finalists!
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Wild Party just released the music video for their single, “When I Get Older.” The band was one of the finalists in the iHeart Radio & Macy’s Rising Star contest this year. Their debut album, “Phantom Pop,” will be released on October 7th and is available to pre-order on iTunes now. Watch the video below!
You can see Wild Party at Westway in NYC this Friday, August 15th, with Hellogoodbye. Buy tickets now! See all of their upcoming tour dates below.
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NYC based trio THE HEYDAZE, part of the iHeartRadio & Macy’s Rising Star lineup for 2014, haven’t been around for that long but we have no doubts that you’ll be hearing a lot from these guys in the future. THE HEYDAZE just had their first headlining show at New York’s Webster Hall last week – and it was a sold out show!
We love their catchy pop sound and energy. (Seriously, listen to “Little Bandit” once and you’ll be singing it for the next several days. We guarantee it.) Watch the video for their new single “Young Blood” below!
Like what you hear? You can visit THE HEYDAZE’s Facebook page to download their songs (for free!) Or catch THE HEYDAZE on the Northeast leg of Jesse McCartney’s “In Technicolor” Tour this summer. We saw them open for AJR earlier this year, and they are just as fun live as their music.
Check out the dates below! They hope to see you and all of your beautiful souls there.
THE HEYDAZE Summer 2014 Tour Dates with Jesse McCartney
Aug 8th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
Aug 9th – TLA – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 12th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 13th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Aug 16th – The Paramount – Huntington, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 17th – The Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT – Buy Tickets
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The winners of the Macy’s & iHeart Radio Rising Star contest, Before You Exit, just released their latest single, “Heart Like California!” Listen to the track below!
You can see Before You Exit on tour this summer – check out the dates here! Make sure you pick up a copy of “Heart Like California” on iTunes now! And as the official Macy’s Rising Star of 2014, they’ll be performing at the iHeartRadio Festival this September. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement this week!
Don’t forget to follow Before You Exit and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest!
Congratulations to Orlando, Florida natives, Before You Exit, who were just announced the iHeartRadio & Macy’s Rising Star Contest winners! It was a close competition between the other finalists, Olivia Somerlyn, Cassio Monroe, Wild Party and Paradise Fears. We’re sure this isn’t the last we’ll be hearing of these rising stars!
As the 2014 champions, Before You Exit will get to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September! Watch their official video for “Dangerous” below!
Before You Exit are also on tour all summer long so don’t miss your chance to see these guys! Check out the dates below.
Before You Exit Summer 2014 Tour Dates
June 25th – Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
June 26th – Stranahan Theater – Toledo, OH – Buy Tickets
June 27th – PNC Pavilion – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
June 29th – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH- Buy Tickets
July 12th – Six Flags Maryland – Upper Marlboro, MD – Buy Tickets
July 26th – Wildwood Convention Center – Wildwood, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 27th – Playland – Rye, NY – Buy Tickets
August 9th – Six Flags Over Georgia – Austell, GA – Buy Tickets
August 23rd – Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ – Buy Tickets
August 24th – Six Flags News England – Agawam, MA – Buy Tickets
Be sure to pick up a copy of Before You Exit’s single “Dangerous” on iTunes and Amazon now!
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One of the five finalists in the iHeartRadio and Macy’s Rising Star Contest, Wild Party, just announced their debut album will be released on October 7th. You can pre-order the album on iTunes now and get a download of the single “When I Get Older!”
Check out a tweet from the band below featuring the album art!
If that’s not enough, Wild Party are going on tour this summer! Check out the dates below.
Wild Party Summer Tour Dates
** w/ Andrew McMahon
June 21st – Macy’s Northridge – Northridge, CA – More Info
June 25th – Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
July 10th – The Rhythm Room – Scottsdale, AZ – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets **
July 13th – Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO – Buy Tickets **
July 14th – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO – Buy Tickets **
July 16th – The Slow Down – Omaha, NE – But Tickets **
July 17th – The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN – Buy Tickets **
July 19th – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets **
August 8th – Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – Buy Tickets **
August 9th – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA – Buy Tickets **
August 30th – Grand Junction Off Road, Grand Junction, CO – More Info
Listen to “When I Get Older” below.
Be sure to vote for Wild Party in the iHeartRadio Macy’s Rising Star Contest – it’s the last week to vote!
Don’t forget to follow Wild Party & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more on your favorite artists.
Attention NYC SomerLovers: Olivia Somerlyn is having a meetup in NYC this Friday, June 20th!
Olivia’s music is super fun to dance to and definitely the perfect summer soundtrack. Her new single “Parachute” (co-written/produced by none other than Nick Jonas) is out now on iTunes and Amazon.
Come out to a Somerlover meet up and you’ll know why Olivia is the sweetest popstar to emerge in recent years!
We hope you’ve been voting for Olivia in the Macy’s and iHeartRadio Rising Star Contest — this is the final week to vote!
Be sure to follow Olivia Somerlyn & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!
iHeartRadio and Macy’s have partnered up for the 2014 Rising Star Competition! 25 new and emerging artists have been chosen and are competing for your votes to become the next rising star. The winner will perform at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival with the biggest names in music!
Watch last year’s winners The Summer Set’s video for “Boomerang”
Check out this years list of nominees below, and make sure you vote here for your favorite rising star starting today! You just might discover your new favorite artist.
Olivia Somerlyn – “Better With You”
We Are The In Crowd
Jackson Guthy – “Young & Single”
Hey Day – “Little Bandit”
Chris Wallace – “Remember When”
Before You Exit
Wild Party – “Out Right”
Be sure to follow iHeartRadio and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!