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MTV Presents 2015 Artist To Watch Show With Max Schneider, Jacob Whitesides & Raury at Highline Ballroom 6/22

MTV is bringing their “Artist To Watch” showcase back to Highline Ballroom in 2015!  This year’s lineup includes Max Schneider, aka “MAX,” Jacob Whitesides, and Raury.  Past artists who have been featured in an ATW showcase have include The Vamps in 2014 and Hunter Hayes in 2013.  Basically, don’t miss your chance to catch these artists in concert before they blow up!  MAX is on tour with Fall Out Boy and Hoodie Allen this Summer,  Jacob Whitesides just launched his own label with BMG, and Raury has been supported by artists like Kanye West.  Don’t miss your chance to get tickets when they go on sale this Friday, June 5th!

MTV 2015 Artist to Watch
With MAX, Raury & Jacob Whitesides
Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
June 22 at 8pm
Buy Tickets

Follow MAX and watch the video for “Gibberish” featuring Hoodie Allen

Follow Jacob Whitesides and watch the video for “Not My Type At All”

Follow Raury and watch the video for “PSA”

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Eye Candy To Premiere on MTV January 12th!

If you watched the “Pretty Little Liars” ChristmAs special, then you probably caught the promo for MTV’s upcoming show “Eye Candy.”  All we knew about the show before seeing the commercial was that it starred Victoria Justice, filmed in NYC, and was based on an R.L. Stine book.  But after watching the perfectly creepy preview, we think we might have just found another PLL-worthy show to obsess over.  (Or, at least a replacement for our beloved “Twisted.” R.I.P.)  Watch the promo for “Eye Candy” below!

The show premieres on MTV on January 12th at 10pm.  We’re excited to see our girl Victoria back on screen!  She’s been busy filming nonstop since wrapping up the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush last year.  While we hope one day she’ll decide to relaunch her music career (Billboard agrees!), we’re looking forward to “Eye Candy” and her upcoming movie “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List.”

Be sure to follow Victoria JusticeSecret Fangirls for more updates!

Taylor Swift’s New Album “1989” To Be Released October 27th!

Taylor has been teasing us with “big news” for a few weeks now.  All was finally revealed in a Live Stream today hosted by Yahoo!   And when Taylor says big news, she MEANS it.  She kept dropping surprise after surprise, just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more news.  In case you missed it, here’s what you need to know!

Taylor’s 5th studio album will be released on October 27th!  The album, named “1989,” gets its title both from the year Taylor was born, and for the “late 80s pop” inspiration for the album.  That’s right: this is the first full, purely pop album from Taylor.  (Didn’t we all know it was headed in that direction?)  There will be a deluxe edition available, with 3 extra tracks, and each physical copy of the album will include 13 Polaroids.

While there isn’t a tracklisting for the album yet (she can’t reveal everything!)  You can pre-order the album on iTunes now and get an instant download of her new single, “Shake It Off.”

Taylor also performed “Shake It Off,” during the live stream.  And then she dropped the video.  Watch it below!

While we’re a little sad Taylor is leaving her country roots behind completely (her first album will always be our favorite), we’re excited to hear the next evolution of her sound.  And, as she likes to follow the same patterns, we’re pretty sure that we’ll have a date in 2015 at the Prudential Center for the “1989” Tour.  (Tour dates were the one thing she didn’t announce today…she covered literally everything else you could hope for!)  Taylor did reveal that she will be hosting a contest and giving 1,989 lucky fans the chance to win a meet & greet on tour.  Visit TaylorSwift.com for more info on how to enter!

This weekend T. Swfit will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.  Tune in to MTV on Sunday, August 24th at 9PM EST to watch!

Be sure to follow Taylor Swift & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

5 Seconds of Summer To Perform At MTV VMAs

Australian punk rockers 5 Seconds Of Summer announced today that they have been invited to perform at the MTV VMAs this year! An incredible honor, but unfortunately the band are forced to cancel two dates in Dallas, TX and St. Louis, MO.

Check out the tweets from the band below.

 

Watch the 5SOS lyric video for their newest single “Amnesia” now.

Grab a copy of their debut album on iTunes or Amazon if it’s available in your country. If not, check the world wide release dates HERE!

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MTV Artist to Watch: The Vamps at Highline Ballroom in NYC!

British band The Vamps (yes band, NOT a boy band) played to a sold out crowd at NYC’s Highline Ballroom on Sunday.  The show was part of the MTV Artist to Watch Series, which has recently featured artists such as Austin Mahone and Hunter Hayes.   We were thrilled to have the chance to see them again!   This wasn’t their first time playing in NYC:  Back in February, they played the Gramercy Theatre with AJR.  Since then, The Vamps released their debut album “Meet The Vamps,” which has been as high as #2 on the charts in the UK, and have been all over the world in support of their album.

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The quartet, Bradley Simpson (lead vocals, guitar), James McVey (lead guitar), Connor Ball (bass) and Tristan Evans (drums) really mesh well together considering they found each other via social media about 3 years ago!  Each member has their own unique style and musical taste (James for example is a fan of country stars like Dan + Shay), yet the music The Vamps create is pure, catchy pop rock at its best.  The band’s musicianship, harmonies, and talent show that  this group is more than just another band creating a frenzy among teenage girls.

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Their high energy performance had the crowd dancing from start to finish!  The Vamps’ set featured all of their singles, including the latest “Somebody To You,” and the first song the band ever wrote together, “She Was The One.”  The crowd was singing along to every word, which is impressive for a band whose album hasn’t even been released in the US yet!    They have a great stage presence, interacting with each other and also with the lucky fans in the front row!

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The Vamps also performed solid covers of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Cecilia,” and a fun, rock version of Jason Derulo’s “Trumpet.”   When the crowd started chanting “take it off,” Tristan turned it into a jam session showcasing all of their musical talents, as Brad told the audience “let’s make some music together!”   If you haven’t met The Vamps yet, get ready:  they are most definitely the Artist to Watch in 2014!

Setlist:
Wild Heart
Last Night
Somebody To You
She Was The One
Mr. Brightside (cover)
Girls on TV
Trumpets (cover)
Can We Dance
Cecilia (cover)

Watch our video of The Vamps performing “Somebody To You” and check out our Youtube & Tumblr for more photos & video from the show!

 

If you’re in NYC, you can meet The Vamps and catch an acoustic set at Planet Hollywood tonight!  If not, be sure to tune into their livestream at 6PM today…they’ll be making a big announcement you don’t want to miss! 

The Vamps will be touring the US with Austin Mahone all summer long!  Check out the dates here and get a copy of “Wild Heart” on iTunes!

Be sure to follow The Vamps & The Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

The Vamps Headlining Show in NYC June 15th!

Just in!  The Vamps are coming back to America, with a headlining show at NYC’s Highline Ballroom on June 15th!

Update:  New tickets were released June 3rd – use the access code CANWEDANCE or WILDHEART & get tickets here!

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 15th at 12pm!

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The show is part of the MTV Artist to Watch series, and is The Vamps second headlining show in NYC.  They played back in February with AJR at Gramercy Theater!

Not in NYC?  You can catch The Vamps on tour this summer with Austin Mahone!  Check out the dates here.

Be sure to follow The Vamps & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

O-Town Is Reuniting & Going On Tour

We’ve been the lamenting the lack of a boy band reunion in 2014, after recent years that brought us NKOTBSB, 98 Degrees, and even an *NSYNC reunion for a brief but glorious moment at the VMAs last year!  After much speculation, O-Town announced they will be reuniting for a tour and album this fall!  Unfortunately the bands’ most famous member, Ashley Parker Angel, appears to have better things to do and won’t be part of this.

While O-Town was never a priority in our boy band fangirling days, who doesn’t remember their single “Liquid Dreams?” Looking back, we aren’t sure why this song was played at middle school dances, but it was a huge Top 10 single for America’s 5th most popular boy band.  Watch the video below and enjoy having it stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

The reunion comes 10 years after the bands’ breakup, and O-Town is calling the reunion a “new beginning.” The band started thinking of a reunion just for the fun of it, to give fans a chance to see them perform old songs, and it ended up sparking new ideas and developing into new music. We’re hoping that *NSYNC felt some of this in their reunion last year, and are secretely working on new music as well! (Remember Justin Timberlake is a master of recording in secret. It can be done).

O-Town Fall 2014 Tour Dates
November 4th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
November 5th – The Paramount – Huntington, NY – Buy Tickets
November 6th – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – Buy Tickets
November 7th – The Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – Buy Tickets
November 9th – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets

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