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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” US Tour

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis announced a string of US tour dates for Summer 2016 and they’re bringing their unruly mess with them.  The duo’s sophomore album was released last week and has been hanging at the top of the charts.   Pre-sales start March 2nd and Macklemore.com, with general public on-sales this Friday, March 4th.  Check out the dates below!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made US Tour
May 25th – PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC
May 26th – Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR s
May 28th – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium -San Fran Cisco, CA
May 31st – Shrine Exposition Hall – Los Angeles, CA
June 3rd – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
June 5th – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
June 8th – US Bank Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
June 9th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
June 11th – Bonnaroo Festival – Manchester, TN
June 13th – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
June 14th – Stage AE – Indoor – Pittsburgh, PA
June 15th – TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
June 17th – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
June 21st – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY

Grab a copy of “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” on iTunes or Amazon and watch the video for “Kevin” below featuring Leon Bridges below.

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Our Favorite Concerts of 2015

At the beginning of 2015, we decided to keep an official tally of all the shows we went to this year.  That lasted until about February, when we totally lost count.  Here are some of our favorite shows from this past year!

Thomas Rhett – The Paramount – Huntington, NY – February 2015
Thomas knows how to put on a show and gets the audience dancing to every song.  This was one of those shows where everyone knew something special was happening – TR had just had his fourth #1 single from his debut with “Makes Me Wanna,”  setting the tone for the “Tangled Up” era.  We’re glad he found his way into music because we can’t imagine him NOT shaking his south side on stage!

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Hunter Hayes – Ike Hall – West Point, NY – October 2015
We will travel almost anywhere for Hunter Hayes and he ALWAYS makes it worth it.  This was probably one of the craziest shows we went to in 2015 – the cadets were crowd surfing!  Something we never thought we’d see at a Hunter Hayes show.

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Sam Hunt – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – February 2015
They say you never forget your first headlining tour and Sam Hunt’s sold out in a flash but for those lucky enough to score tickets to the “Lipstick Graffiti Tour,” you know that this tour was a non-stop singalong from start to finish.

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The Main Event Tour (NKOTB, TLC, Nelly) – Various Venues – June 2015
How can you go to a NKOTB show just once?  We have no idea because we went to this tour three nights in a row and we still wanted more!  This photo is everything you need to know about this tour.

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Shania Twain – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – June 2015
Shania doesn’t tour often and she announced in advance that this would be her last ever tour (we hope she changes her mind!)  At least Shania went out with a bang!  The “Rock This Country Tour” was full of Shania’s hits and cool sets that brought her closer to all of her fans.

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Wheels Up Tour (Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum) – Various Venues – Summer 2015
A lineup so good we had to go not once, not twice, but four times, in three states.  It was totally worth it every single time!

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Dan + Shay – Emporium – Patchogue, NY – October 2015
We can’t say enough good things about Dan+Shay.   They are incredible live – they bring so much energy to the show, night after night.  Their set mixes their album with classic rock, pop, and even a rendition of Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You.”  And Shay’s voice + Dan’s harmonies = CHILLS.

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Nathan Sykes – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – July 2015
Nathan is extremely talented – he mentioned he was feeling under the weather at this show, but we never would have known because his voice is INSANE!

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DNCE – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY – October 2015
If you’ve heard DNCE’s explosive debut EP, “SWAAY”, then you can imagine how much fun Joe, JinJoo, Cole, and Jack have every night on stage.  Their intimate album release show was a great intro to their new music.

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5SOS – Nikon Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY – September 2015
Calum, Ashton, Mikey, and Luke have translated their pop punk show to the big stage and this was easily one of our favorite shows this year, and it was at our favorite summer venue! They had cool graphics, a moving stage, and the catchiest riffs that got the ENTIRE crowd singing along.  10/10 – we would totally would have gone every night if we could have!!

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Old Dominion – Bowery Electric – New York, NY – October 2015
After a summer of stadium shows, Old Dominion played an intimate pop up show at one of the smallest venues in NYC for their biggest fans. These guys released one of our favorite albums of 2015 and their show, stadium or tiny club, is insanely fun!  Every song is a JAM!!

Charles Kelley Announces “The Driver Tour”

Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley announced he’s releasing a solo project with a brand new single called “The Driver” featuring his pals Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay.  After wrapping up a huge Summer amphitheater tour with Lady A, Charles announced dates for an intimate run of club shows this Winter where anything goes! He’s bringing along country newcomer Maren Morris.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 16th.

The Driver Tour 2015-16 ft. Charles Kelley & Maren Morris

Nov 28th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Nov 29th – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – Buy Tickets
Dec 1st – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Dec 3rd – The Fillmore Theatre – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – The Moon – Tallahassee, FL – Buy Tickets
Dec 5th – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Dec 10th – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Dec 11th – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
Dec 12th – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Dec 17th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Dec 18th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Dec 19th – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
Jan 7th – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
Jan 8th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Jan 9th – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
Jan 16th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
Jan 22nd – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Jan 23rd – Boondock’s – Springfield, IL – Buy Tickets
Jan 24th – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA – Buy Tickets
Jan 26th – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Jan 28th – House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets

Listen to “The Driver” below and pickup a copy of the single on iTunes!

Be sure to follow Charles Kelley & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Jake Miller’s Dazed and Confused Tour Hits NYC

You know you’re in for a good night when a show kicks off with a blast of confetti!  Jake Miller kept the energy level high from start to finish at the second stop of the Dazed and Confused Tour at the Best Buy Theater in NYC last night.   The concert was one big dance party, led by Jake and his DJ.

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Jake surprised everyone by dropping an EP the day of the tour kickoff.  The “Rumors” EP had been out approximately 44 hours by the time of Jake’s NYC show, but that didn’t stop the crowd from knowing every single word to the new tracks.  He played nearly the entire EP:  “Rumors,” “Shake It,” “Selfish Girls,” and “Yellow Lights” were all highlights of his set.

Jake took time to interact with fans in the crowd, asking how long people had been in line (11 hours for one, and overnight for another in the front row!)    Of course, when Jake called out some fans to say “hey, what’s your name?”  he had to do it twice so they could take a video.

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Other highlights of the set included a cover of “Uptown Funk,” which Jake turned into a club remix (like we said, one big dance party).  One of the most touching moments of the set was Jake’s performance of “A Million Lives,” which he said would be many fans’ favorite moment of the show.  The song perfectly captures the relationship between an artist and fan, and the power of music.

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Jake even invited a lucky fan on stage to rap with him during his encore of “Dazed and Confused.”  Watch the video below!

Setlist
Lion Heart
Hollywood
First Flight Home
Rumors
High Life
Uptown Funk (cover)
Party in the Penthouse
Selfish Girls / Cover Medley
Glow
There Is No One Like Me
Yellow Lights
A Million Lives
Ghost
Shake It
I’m Alright
Day Without Your Love
Collide
Dazed and Confused

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Pickup a copy of the “Rumors” EP on iTunes and check out all of Jake’s upcoming tour dates HERE!

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Jake Miller and a fan on stage

Cody Simpson Announces USA Tour Dates

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.

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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

Be sure to follow Cody Simpson & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue Coming This Fall

Kacey Musgraves just released her new album, “Pageant Material,” and she’s taking it on tour this fall!   The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue is hitting venues across the US, including the famed Apollo Theater in New York City.  Check out all the dates below!

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The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue
Sept. 2nd – Montalvo Arts Center – Saratoga, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 3rd – Britt Music & Arts Center – Jacksonville, OR – Buy Tickets
Sept 5th – Bumbershoot Fest – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Sept 7th – Alaska State Fair – Palmer, AK – Buy Tickets
Sept 11th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – The Pagaent – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 3rd – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – The Howlin Wolf – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
Oct 11th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
Oct 15th – The Paramount – Charlottesville, VA – Buy Tickets
Oct 16th – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – College St. Music Hall – New Haven, CT – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – Apollo Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “Biscuits” below and pickup a copy of “Pageant Material” on iTunes now!

Be sure to follow Kacey Musgraves & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

The Main Event Tour With NKOTB & TLC Hits Long Island, NY

There ain’t no party like a Block Party!  New Kids On The Block’s Summer Tour, aptly titled, “The Main Event,” stopped at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island over the weekend.  As with any NKOTB event, it was a nonstop party from start to finish!  It was everything we expected from this tour, and more.  NKOTB know how to BRING IT each and every night on stage.  Our review started as a fangirl keysmash but we managed to recover enough to write actual words.

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Round 1:  Nelly
Nelly got the party started with hits like “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me” and “Hot in Herre,” making everyone feel like they were back in high school.

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Round 2: TLC
T-Boz and Chilli win for best outfits of the night.  Their holographic jumpsuits and their dancers’ “TLC” printed overalls made us feel like we were back in 1999.  The highlight of the set was a singalong to their hit “Waterfalls,” as the crowd held up lights in memory of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

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Round 3: New Kids On The Block
The New Kids just get better and better with age.  NKOTB know how to put on a SHOW.  They also know how to make every fan in the arena feel like a part of the action.  Their stage setup is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen, with moving risers and multiple runways, so everyone has a chance to be close to the band.  And they know exactly what the fangirls want.  Change cam?  Check. Tuxedos?  Check.  Dance Moves?  Check.

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Their set was a mix of old favorites and recent ones, and the year of each song’s release was written on the big screen – from 1984 to 2013.  After singing “Please Don’t Go Girl,” Joey McIntyre said he’d been singing that song for 27 years, and asked the crowd if he could sing for 27 more, generating lots of screams from the audience (YES, PLEASE!)

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Jordan Knight came out for a solo segment, his white shirt billowing open thanks to a couple of wind machines.  Joey McIntyre followed, but decided to take things one step further and abandoned his shirt entirely.   Donnie Wahlberg, once known for his tank top ripping and getting extremely um, close to fans in the front row, is happily married now to Jenny McCarthy, who was also in attendance.   Instead of his old antics, Donnie led the crowd in a singalong of “Lean On Me,” while hundreds of #SelfiesForDonnie rotated on the big screen.

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A highlight of the show was when the band dispersed into the crowd during “Tonight,” getting even closer to some lucky fans.  Joey’s adorable son Griffin kicked off the song,  singing from on top of the piano.  He even did a spinning headstand.  Trust us, this kid is going to be playing arenas with (we hope) his own boyband one day!

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NKOTB are kicking off the 1st of 2 nights at Madison Square Garden tonight.  There’s just a few more stops left on The Main Event Tour, but if you can get to a show, it’s a MUST.

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Setlist:
Block Party
Crash
My Favorite Girl
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
The Whisper
Let’s Try It Again
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Valentine Girl / If You Go Away / Never Can Say Goodbye / Please Don’t Go Girl
Remix
Summertime
Dirty Dancing
Just A Friend / Good Vibrations
Tonight
Baby I Believe In You (Jordan solo)
Give It To You (Jordan solo)
Sweet Dreams (Joey solo)
Twisted (Joey solo)
I Need You / Lean On Me (Donnie solo)
Cover Girl (Donnie solo)
Games
Step By Step
I’ll Be Loving You Forever
Hangin’ Tough

Visit our Tumblr page for lots more photos from the show, such as the one below.  Be sure to follow NKOTB & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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