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SecretFangirls.com Interview Seaway

If you haven’t heard of Seaway yet, you’re about to!  We first caught the band opening for Sorority Noise and Knuckle Puck almost a year ago and we’ve been hooked on their catchy pop punk tunes ever since.  Singer Ryan Locke, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Carleton, guitarist Andrew Eichinger, bassist Adam Shoji, and drummer Ken Taylor have perfected the art of crafting hook filled songs like “Slam”, “Airhead”, and “Trick (So Sweet)” that you can’t help but sing along to!  They also put on a super fun, high energy live show that is not to be missed. 

Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Seaway are currently on tour with fellow Canucks, Simple Plan in honor of the 15th Anniversary of “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls.”  The tour officially kicked off in Florida last week and includes a stop in NYC on Saturday at Playstation Theater.  We can’t wait to hear them play their massive debut album front to back.  Catch us in the pit raging like our 13-year old selves would have wanted!

We had the chance to talk with Seaway guitarist Andrew Eichinger about what’s on their tour rider, and what to expect from the next Seaway album.  Read our interview with Andrew below!

SecretFangirls.com: You just kicked off the Simple Plan “No Pads No Helmets Just Balls” 15th Anniversary Tour for such an iconic pop punk album. What are you looking forward to most on this tour?
Andrew Eichinger: We’re really looking forward to playing in front of a ton of new people and doing our best to win them over. But it will also be very cool to see Simple Plan play that album front to back. Being from Canada, it was such a huge record for us when we were like 9/10 years old, so to be on this tour is one of those full circle moments for us and we’re super excited.

How would you describe a Seaway show in 3 words for those who haven’t seen you live before?
High Voltage Party

What are some “must haves” on your tour rider?
Nacho chips, queso and salsa. Not too spicy though lmao ;)~

Do you have any pre-concert rituals?
Not really. We’re pretty boring honestly. Usually just have a couple suds.

What artist have you or would you totally fangirl over if you met?
Shania Twain or Alanis Morissette.

The nostalgia is in full force with your album “Colour Blind” from the art to the sound.  What artists are your biggest influences as a band?
I think late 90’s / early 2000’s pop punk bands like Blink, Sum 41, New Found Glory and even Simple Plan are the obvious ones on that record because that’s the stuff that we grew up on. But we’re influenced by all kinds of different artists and bands on the pop and rock side of things that come out a little on Colour Blind and will continue to, on our next record.

You’ve been teasing photos from the studio lately, what can fans expect from a new Seaway album?
It’s hard to say right now but based on the songs we have it will be a natural progression from everything we’ve done in the past, but there will definitely be some new twists and turns in there as well.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Shout out to the fans who are spending a little more than usual to come see us on this tour. It means a lot to us to have our fans there wildin out while we play in front of a sea of people that haven’t heard us before.

Catch Seaway on tour with Set It Off and Simple Plan on the “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls” 15th Anniversary Tour!

Grab a copy of “Colour Blind” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

Be sure to follow Seaway and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more from your new favorite artists.

The Friday Five: Our Favorite Tennis Players

Changing things up for this week’s Friday Five!  This week we’re looking at our favorite tennis players.  If there is anything we like more than music, it’s tennis.  We’ve previously discussed how tennis is the ultimate fangirl sport.  Not only are these athletes extremely fit and excellent at what they do, but it seems like there is a requirement to be good looking to play in the ATP tournaments.

1. Grigor Dimitrov – @grigordimitrov
We like to call Grigor our “Bulgarian bon-bon” (sort of like Viktor Krum to Hermione Granger). It’s not surprising that his nickname is “baby Fed” because of his skill and precision during the game. Dimitrov’s one handed back hand is something to envy, as well!  He isn’t just good at tennis, he’s also really entertaining on Twitter. Grigor likes to share adorable photos of himself with puppies, enjoying the flowers, as well as this gem:

2. Richard Gasquet – @richardgasquet1
Here is another player with a really beautiful backhand (yes, backhand…..that’s all we’re implying….no innuendos here!!) Gasquet is French and plays the sport with an elegant flair.   Simply put, he’s just a beautiful player to watch.  When he gets frustrated, he throws his sweaty socks on the court because he can.  (At least he’s not smashing racquets?)  Sadly he doesn’t use Instagram as much as Dimitrov.

Richard Gasquet backhand gif

3. Rafa Nadal – @rafaelnadal
“For me, it will be a tough match for sure, no?”  Rafa is so humble about his game, even in first round matches where he is sure to bagel his opponents.  Rafa always fights his hardest and plays like it’s the final of a grand slam. He also gives the best acceptance speeches and press conferences, for sure.  And then there’s that Armani commercial where he just takes off his suit and puts on some jeans, because why not, no?

4. Ryan Harrison – @ryanharrison92
This kid is the next Andy Roddick, at least we think he has the potential! He needs to bring Andy back to be his coach (but it seems like Ryan is taking cues from Andy already). It also kind of freaks us out how much Harrison looks like Ryan Atwood from The O.C., or as We like to call him, Chino.  Can you tell who’s who?

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5. John Isner – @johnisner
JOOHNNYYYY!!!  At nearly 6’10”, we love that he plays tennis and didn’t go into basketball. John is super loveable and watching him play is always a joy, even during stressful tie-breakers.  Which he tends to play.  A lot.  During on court interviews, he literally dwarfs any other player and interviewer. We love when he teams up with fellow American & BFF Sam Querrey for doubles!  Go Quisner!

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The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is happening right now – visit ATP World Tour for the latest scores, news & updates on your favorite players.

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!

 

Dan + Shay Release New “Story + Song” for “Stop Drop + Roll”

Haven’t you always wanted to ask an artist the story behind your favorite song? Dan + Shay released the newest addition in their “Story + Song” series, and explained the surprising inspiration for the title of “Stop Drop + Roll.”  Goes to show that inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime!

Watch the clip below!

Grab a copy of the duo’s smash debut album “Where It All Began” on iTunes and Amazon now!
Make sure you follow Dan+Shay and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest news.

Cody Simpson Releases “Surfboard” Music Video!

One of our songs of the summer is guaranteed to be the catchy single, “Surfboard” by Cody Simpson. We love the retro intro that melts into the r&b chorus. The video is out just in time for summer and we can’t be more excited! Watch the official video below!

It’s a shame that Cody Simpson got sent home this week on DWTS! He was just too good for the competition.   We were hoping for a final dance-off between former tour mates James Maslow & Cody Simpson!

We can’t wait to see Cody this summer at the BLI Summer Jam at Jones Beach!  Tickets are on sale now!

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

 

The Vamps Debut Album “Meet The Vamps” is Out Now!

The Vamps highly anticipated debut album “Meet The Vamps” is out now in the UK and Europe!  We have heard snippets of all of the songs and we have to say, this album is going to be huge.

When we saw The Vamps in NYC at Gramercy Theatre, they blew us away with their new songs featured on the album.  Watch “Girls On TV” Live from Gramercy Theatre below!

We are still waiting on a US release date for the album, but we’re hoping it will be sometime this summer to go along with The Vamps tour with Austin Mahone!   The album will be out April 25th in Australia and New Zealand, and May 21st in Japan.

To celebrate “Meet the Vamps” release, the band will be having several meet & greets, performances and signings around Europe.  Check here for details on how you can Meet The Vamps!

Check out the brand new lyric video for “Somebody To You” below.

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

 

First Look: “Girl Meets World”

We’ve been majorly fangirling since we first heard the announcement that one of our favorite shows of all time, “Boy Meets World,” was getting a sequel!

We finally have the first look at the new series, “Girl Meets World,” which follows Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley.

The series is sure to be a hit with everyone who remembers watching the show growing up, and if it’s anything like the original, we’re sure a new generation of fans will follow.

It seems 90s nostalgia is at an all time high this year, but hey we’re not complaining!  (Perfect conditions for an *NSYNC reunion, right?)

Still no word on the premiere date, but the show has already been ordered for a full season!   We’ll definitely be tuning in to see Cory and Topanga.  And fingers crossed Shawn & Eric will be making an appearance or two!

Meet The Vamps! European & North American Tour Dates, Meet & Greets & More!

British band The Vamps (yes band .. NOT boy band), one of our favorite new artists, have a busy summer coming up!   Their debut album, Meet the Vamps, will be released in the UK and Europe on April 14th.  (We’re still waiting on a US date!)  To celebrate the release, they will be doing a series of meet & greets, in store signings and shows.  We caught their first headlining show in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre and can’t wait to see them again!

We can hardly keep up with their crazy schedule – so here is all of the info in one place!  We’ll be updating as soon as any new info comes in.   And if you’re lucky enough to be meeting The Vamps, make sure you read our Fangirl Handbook on how to make the most of your meet & greet!

UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
4/11/14 – HMV Showcase in Paris, France – More Info
4/11/14 at 4:30pm – Signing at FNAC Champs-Elysees in Paris, France – More Info
4/14/14 – Meet The Vamps CD+DVD release! – Pre-Order Album!
4/14/14 at 1:00pm –  Westfield London – Shepard’s Bush at The Atrium – Performance & Signing – More Info
4/14/14 at 3:30pm – Westfield Stratford City – The Street – Performance & Signing – More Info
4/16/14 at 11:00am – HMV Sheffield JAMES &TRISTAN ONLY – More Info **
4/16/14 at 12:00pm – HMV Reading CONNOR & BRAD ONLY – More Info  **
4/16/14 at 5:00pm – HMV Manchester JAMES &TRISTAN ONLY – More Info **
4/17/14 at 2:00pm – Claire’s London Oxford Street – More Info
*Meet & Greets are in the store unless otherwise stated and will last between 2-4 hours depending on the event.

**For HMV UK Events, fans can pick up free wristbands for access at the designated HMV UK store when they purchase a copy of the new album ‘Meet The Vamps’.  x600 wristbands will be available from 8:00am on the day of the event. One wristband per customer maximum, in person only.

5/18/14 – Event in Milan, Italy – Details TBA
5/22/14 – Event in Madrid, Spain – Details TBA
5/23/14 – Primavera Pop 2014 event in Barcelona, Spain – More Info
6/14/14 – IOW Festival – Big Top Stage, Isle of Wight – Buy Tickets
6/22/14 – NE Live – Stadium of Light, Sunderland – Buy Tickets
6/28/14 – East Coast Live, Chantry Park, Ipswich – Buy Tickets
6/29/14 – AEG Live, Weston Supermare beachfront, Western Supermare – Buy Tickets
7/6/14 – BST Hyde Park, London with Backstreet Boys and McBusted – Buy Tickets

NORTH AMERICA
They will be joining Austin Mahone on Tour for select dates across the US and Canada this summer!  They will be playing an approximately 35 minute set before Austin as the main support. Confirmed shows with The Vamps are below.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11th at 10am local venue time!

The Vamps on tour with Austin Mahone
07/25/14 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum – Buy Tickets
07/26/14 – Houston, TX – Reliant Arena – Buy Tickets
07/27/14 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Buy Tickets
07/29/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre – Buy Tickets
07/30/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE – Buy Tickets
07/31/14 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Buy Tickets
08/2/14 – San Jose, CA – The Event Center at San Jose State University – Buy Tickets
08/4/14 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park – Buy Tickets
08/6/14 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center – Buy Tickets
08/7/14 – Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center – Buy Tickets
08/9/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom – Buy Tickets
08/10/14 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Theater at Target Center – Buy Tickets
08/13/14 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Buy Tickets
08/16/14 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena – Buy Tickets
08/19/14 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion – Buy Tickets
08/20/14 – East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center – Buy Tickets
08/21/14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center – Buy Tickets

UNITED KINGDOM
Late Summer/early Fall headlining tour!  Tickets go on sale April 26th at 6pm local venue time

The Vamps Headlining Tour
9/23/14 – Sheffield City Hall – Sheffield, UK – Buy Tickets
9/25/14 – Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Buy Tickets
9/27/14 – Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium – Glasgow, Scotland – Buy Tickets
9/28/14 – Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium – Glasgow, Scotland – Buy Tickets
10/1/14 – Manchester O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
10/2/14 – Manchester O2 Apollo  – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
10/4/14 – Liverpool Echo Arena – Liverpool, UK – Buy Tickets
10/5/14 – Birmingham NIA – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets
10/8/14 – Brighton Centre – Brighton, GB – Buy Tickets
10/9/14 – Cheltenham Centre – Cheltenham, UK – Buy Tickets
10/11/14 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK – Buy Tickets
10/12/14 – Bournemouth BIC – Bournemouth, UK – Buy Tickets
10/14/14 – London Eventim Apollo  – London, UK – Buy Tickets
10/15/14 – London Eventim Apollo – London, UK – Buy Tickets

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

Justin Timberlake Extends The 20/20 Experience World Tour

We may not be getting the *NSYNC reunion we’re all hoping for in 2014, but at least we have more Justin Timberlake shows to look forward to! (Seriously guys, that April Fools Joke was just plain mean, and the only way to make it up to us is a reunion tour in 2015!)  JT and The Tennessee Kids just announced they are extending the North American leg of the 20/20 Experience World Tour, with new dates in the late Fall & Winter! 

If you haven’t had the 20/20 Experience yet, don’t miss your chance!  You never know how many years it will be until JT tours again…Justin’s live show is not to be missed, he puts on a high energy, nearly 3-hour set featuring all of his hits and some great covers, like this mashup of “Murder” and “Poison.”  Or if you’ve already been to the tour once or twice, why not a third time?  (Seriously, we’re considering it…)

The 20/20 Experience World Tour — Fall 2014 North American Dates
11/20/14 — MODA Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
11/22/14 — Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA – Buy Tickets
11/24/14 — The Forum – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
11/28/14 — MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
12/1/14 — Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
12/3/14 — American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
12/5/14 — Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
12/8/14 — United Center – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
12/10/14 — Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
12/13/14 — Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
12/14/14 — Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
12/17/14 — Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
12/19/14 — Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
12/20/14 — Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets

Check out JustinTimberlake.com for full info!   Tickets go on sale Monday, April 14th at 10am local time! Members of The Tennessee Kids will have pre-sale ticket access starting tomorrow, April 8th!   Join now for an exclusive pre-sale code! 

Be sure to follow Justin Timberlake on Twitter for the latest!  And follow *NSYNC while you’re at it, just so you don’t miss the REAL reunion announcement. (We are never giving up hope.)

 

Hunter Hayes Releases Title Track from New Album, “Storyline!”

Following his performance of “Invisible” on the Academy of Country Music Awards, Hunter surprised us by releasing the title track from his sophomore album, “Storyline,” out May 6th!   This is one of our most anticipated albums of the year, and we can’t wait to hear more from Hunter!

Check out the video below for behind-the-scenes photos of the making of “Storyline!”

You can pre-Order “Storyline” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “Invisible,” “Wildcard,” and “Storyline!”

Catch Hunter on the “We’re Not Invisible Tour” this Spring!  You can also join Hunter in the “24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger,” as he performs a record 10 shows in 24-hours!

Follow Hunter Hayes on Twitter & Facebook for more updates!