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Austin Mahone European Tour Dates!

We’re just 19 days from the release of Austin’s debut album, “The Secret” and we can hardly wait!   You’ll have plenty of chances to see Austin this summer, from his Today Show Summer Concert Series kickoff on Memorial Day, to a set at 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam at Jones Beach!   And for all you Mahomies in Europe,  Austin just announced new tour dates!

Austin Mahone Summer 2014 European Tour Dates
June 23rd – Indigo 2 – London, England – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Le Trabendo – Paris, France – Buy Tickets 
June 27th – C Club – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Gloria – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets

Tickets for the London show are on sale now; Paris and Germany shows go on sale later this week.  You can also get a VIP Soundcheck package where you can meet Austin before the show!

Visit AustinMahone.com for all the details & join Mahomie High for pre-sale access!  And if you’re lucky enough to be meeting the one man boyband on tour, make sure you read our Fangirl Handbook for tips on how to make the most of it!

Austin will be kicking off his North American tour with The Vamps in July.  Check out all the dates here!

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

 

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight Announce Joint Album & Tour, Nick & Knight!

As we’ve said before, Good Morning America gets all of the important fangirl announcements!  This morning, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight stopped by to drop huge news:  they recorded an album together, Nick & Knight, and are going on tour this fall!

The album will be released on September 2nd.  Pre-orders are up now at NickandKnight.com, and you’ll receive a digital download of their first single “Just The Two of Us” instantly!

We’ve seen collabs from within boybands before (such as Jordan Knight’s “Stingy” feat Donnie Wahlberg), but this is the first cross-boyband duo in history.  Since NKOTBSB was pretty much the greatest thing that has ever happened in the history of boybands, we are beyond thrilled for Nick & Knight!

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2nd at 10am local time.  And don’t forget NKOTBSB are a close knit bunch – you never know who could stop by your show!  When we saw Jordan Knight in NYC, Donnie Wahlberg & Jonathan Knight stopped by.

Nick & Knight Fall 2014 Tour Dates
9/15 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
9/17 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
9/19 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
9/20 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
9/21 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23 – Folly Theater – Kansas City, MO
9/24 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
9/26 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/28 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/30 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/1 – Byham Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
10/3 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
10/4 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/5 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/8 – Emerson Colonial – Boston, MA
10/10 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
10/11 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/12 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/14 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
10/15 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
10/17 – SoundStage – Baltimore, MD
10/18 – The National – Richmond, VA
10/19 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
10/21 – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
10/22 – Revolution – Miami, FL
11/4 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
11/5 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/7 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/9 -Orpheum – Phoenix, AZ
11/11 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/13 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas
11/14 – House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
11/15 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
11/18 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
11/20 – Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
11/21  -Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/22 – Flames – Central Calgary, AB

Be sure to follow Nick & Knight and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

 

SecretFangirls.com Interview With AJR!

We had the chance to sit down with Adam, Jack and Ryan Met of AJR before their headlining show in Philadelphia last week.   The guys shared everything from their pre-concert rituals to which artist they’d “fangirl” over if they met.

Their single “I’m Ready” has been climbing the charts, and is sure to be one of the biggest hits of the summer!  You can catch AJR at radio festivals across the US, and on tour with Lindsey Stirling this summer. Check out all the dates here and be sure to get a copy of the “I’m Ready” EP before the show so you can sing along!

In the meantime, watch our interview below and get to know more about Adam, Jack and Ryan!

Follow AJR and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

5SOS & Jackson Guthy Bring The Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour to NYC!

We caught Aussie band (NOT boy band) 5SOS’ first North American headlining tour when they stopped in NYC this week!  We were just as excited to see opener Jackson Guthy, whom we loved on the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush last year.  He played several new songs including his new single, “Young and Single.”  Jackson does a great job of getting the crowd pumped up with his catchy songs and energetic performance.

It’s clear that 5S0S draw a lot of their inspiration from early 2000s pop-punk and add their own twist on it.  The Australian band powered through their set like old pros playing old favorites like “Don’t Stop” and new releases from their EP like “Heartache On The Big Screen”.  It was almost like watching All Time Low and Blink-182’s love child on stage!  Everything from the onstage banter, to the antics to move from stage right to stage left, and even the dueling guitars between Luke and Michael had us wishing we could turn back time to Warped Tour 2007-2008.

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As the band slowed things down (not by much) with their song “Beside You”, the crowd responded with raising paper hearts in the air and signs reading “the city that never sleeps” with the NYC skyline on them.  Lead singer, Luke Hemmings commented mid song how cool the crowd looked from stage and we totally agree.  It’s amazing to see just how much social media has impacted music and concerts today, as hundreds of fans in the audience held up their hearts.

The sold out crowd was extremely enthusiastic, and we noticed a LOT of items being thrown on stage at the band.  Clearly some people haven’t read our Fangirl Handbook for the proper concert etiquette!  (Rule #1:  Don’t throw things at the band.)

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5 Seconds Of Summer are sure to get the respect they deserve with the support and friendship of fellow pop-punk artists, All Time Low.  Alex Gaskarth co-wrote a song called “Disconnected” with 5SOS for the US Tour Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP”.  The song definitely sounds like an outtake from an earlier ATL album (hey, we’re not complaining!) and we can hear the ATL influences in their track “Lost Boy.”

If you get the chance to see 5SOS on tour, and you love to feel nostalgic for early-mid 2000’s pop-punk – hop on that bandwagon before it gets too full!

Watch 5 Seconds Of Summer perform “She Looks So Perfect” live at the Best Buy Theater in New York City from last night!

Check out the set list below from PupFresh!

“18”
“Out of My Limit”
“Voo Doo Doll”
“Don’t Stop”
“Heartache on the Big Screen”
“Lost Boy”
“Amnesia”
“Beside You”
“Disconnected”
“Heartbreak Girl”
“Teenage Dream”
“What I Like About You”
“Good Girls Are Bad Girls”
“She Looks So Perfect”
“Try Hard”

Follow 5SOS, Jackson Guthy and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

The Fangirl Handbook #3: Ticket Buying 101

We discussed Concert Etiquette & How to Meet the Band in the first two chapters of The Fangirl Handbook.  Now you know what to do at the show; but you’ve got to get tickets first!

There’s nothing better than when your favorite artist finally announces a big tour!  And let’s face it: there’s nothing worse than trying to buy tickets.   We’ve learned a lot over the years on how to get the best seats for any show, and want to share some of our advice.  We refuse to buy resale tickets, and with a little luck, determination and patience, have been able to get great seats to some of the hottest tickets in town.

1. Be sure to join the mailing list (free!) or fan club of all of your favorite artists.  They won’t email you a lot; and when they do it’s usually with important info like tour dates, or pre-sale passwords!   Some artists have completely affordable fan club options as well – for around $10 you can have access to pre-sale codes for an entire year of touring.   Of course artist’s #1 priority is selling tickets to their fans, not ticket brokers, so this is usually the best way to get tickets.  And, if you think about sharing the cost with everyone who’s going (say, a group of 4) and agree to split the cost of the membership, it’s just an extra $3 on top of your ticket price.  And you’re more likely to get a good seat.

2.  Keep up with Livenation on social media and email.  They will send out weekly updates; but these emails usually contain important info!  We’ve seen concert announcements via Livenation before the artists share the news.  Livenation is great at having pre-sales through social media (Facebook, Twitter) and their mobile app.  The codes are usually pretty easy to find, and if you ask them on Twitter they will likely help you out.

3.  Have a Ticketmaster account.  Every second counts when buying tickets, and having this extra step out of the way is one less thing to worry about!

4. Keep trying!  With popular shows, sometimes it can take the system a while to load.  Don’t be discouraged if you come up with no tickets after the 3rd (or 33rd try).  We’ve gotten great seats just by never giving up!!

5. Be ready to go before the on-sale time.  We like to set up a “ticket buying” station whenever possible.  We have open as many computers / iPads / iPhones as possible, with wallets and credit cards nearby just in case.  And if we’re buying for a group, we make sure to be on the phone / gchat / etc with them, just so we’re all in agreement on which seats to buy.  And so whomever gets the best seats gets those!

6.  Know what seats you want ahead of time.  The seating charts are always posted before the on-sale.  Discuss with your group which are your 1st, 2nd and even 3rd choice seats, what seats you do NOT want, and what to do if you only get literally the last row in the arena.  With an obstructed view.

7.  Know your price limit ahead of time and make sure everyone agrees.  Sometimes you aren’t able to see the different pricing levels until the on-sale starts.  It helps to have an absolute maximum price level set, so you aren’t panicked when that dreaded Ticketmaster timer is counting down!

Hope we haven’t given away too many of our secrets, but that this will help you score tickets to see your favorite artist on tour!

Be sure to follow Secret Fangirls on Twitter & check out The Fangirl Handbook!

AJR Summer 2014 Tour Dates!

Are you ready for AJR?   The band, comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, has quickly gained momentum since their single “I’m Ready” was released last fall.  The video recently passed 1 million views on Youtube!  The song has since entered radio rotation around the country, and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. It’s impossible to hear this song and not clap along!

The brothers stopped by Saturday Night Online over the weekend to officially premiere the single and to answer a few fan questions. When we heard “I’m Ready” on the radio for the first time last week, we had a total That Thing You Do moment! (Shout out to 106.1 BLI for the AJR love!)

AJR will be playing the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam with artists like Austin Mahone, Jason Derulo, and Cody Simpson on June 1st at Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, as well as a few other radio shows around the country.    You can also see AJR opening for Lindsey Stirling on her summer tour!  Check out all the dates below!

AJR Summer 2014 Tour Dates

May 17th: Rixton – The Basement in Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
May 18th: 103.7 The Q’s Just Show Up Show – The Tin Roof in Birmingham, AL – More Info
May 20th: K945 I’m Ready for Crazy Stupid Killer Summer Kickoff  – Red River District in Shreveport, LA – More Info
May 24th – Lake Palestine Palooza – Flint, TX – More Info
June 1st: 106.1 BLI Summer Jam at Nikon Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
June 3rd: 98PXY Summer Jam at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
June 5th – Hot 107.9 Presents AJR – Destiny USA – Syracuse, NY – More Info
June 6th: KIIS 98.5 Buffalo Kiss The Summer Hello – Canalside in Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
June 7th: Fly 92.3 Summer Jam at the Saratoga springs Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY – Buy Tickets
June 8th: K104.7 K Fest at the Dutchess Stadium in Poughkeepsie, NY – Buy Tickets

With Lindsey Stirling
June 16th – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets
June 17th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
June 20th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – Buy Tickets
June 21st – The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 24th – Echo Stage – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
June 26th – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA – Buy Tickets
June 27th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN – Buy Tickets
July 1st – Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL – Buy Tickets
July 7th – Iron City – Birmingham, AL – Buy Tickets
July 8th – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
July 10th – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
July 12th – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets

September 6th-7th – LouFest – Forest Park – St Louis, MO – Buy Tickets

Can’t wait for summer?   You can see AJR in Philadelphia this Saturday, April 19th, at World Cafe Live, and in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 22nd.  Get your tickets now!

Be sure to follow AJR & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!   Pickup a copy of the “I’m Ready” EP on iTunes or Amazon!

 

Ed Sheeran Announces North American Summer Tour!

Following a performance on SNL that had everyone talking, Ed Sheeran announced he is heading out on tour!  He will be in arenas across North America starting in August.

Check out “Sing,” the first single from his sophomore album, “X,” which is due out June 23rd worldwide.  You can pre-order it now!  The track was co-written & co-produced by Pharrell, and while it’s definitely a new sound for Sheeran, we’re curious to see how the rest of his album will follow.  We saw Ed open for Taylor Swift on the Red tour last year, and were majorly impressed by his performance, especially during “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.”

Ed Sheeran North American Tour Dates 2014
8/22/14:  Wamu Theater – Seattle, WA
8/23/14: Ambleside Live – Vancouver, B. C.
8/29-30/14: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
8/31/14: Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ
9/2/14: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
9/4/14: Wolstein Center – Cleveland, OH
9/8/14: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
9/9/14: Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
9/11/14:  Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC
9/13/14: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
9/15/14: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
9/16/14: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL
9/18/14: Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 25th with more dates to be announced!

Be sure to follow Ed Sheeran & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!