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The Fangirl Handbook #1: Concert Etiquette

We’ve been to a lot of concerts over the years, everywhere from CBGBs (RIP) to Madison Square Garden and everything in between.   So when it comes to concert behavior, we’ve experienced it all, good and bad.

Here are some simple rules to keep in mind at your next show.

1.  There are people behind you!  This is not the time to break out your finest top hat.  Also, please don’t put anyone on your shoulders, especially if you’re already 6+ feet.  And while we love and encourage dancing, please try not to jump back onto the people behind you.

 Fan Girl hand book NO TOP HATS         fan girl handbook NO kids on shoulders

2. There is a time and place for screaming.  If the artist is introducing a meaningful ballad, try to keep the “I LOVE YOUUU!” in for just a little bit longer and you’ll be fine.   If you’re waiting in line to see the band, and you get that first up close glimpse of them, we know it’s exciting but please don’t scream.  You’re simultaneously scaring the band and taking up someone else’s brief time with them.

3.  If it’s an arena show, try your best to arrive before the main artist takes the stage.  There is nothing more annoying than having to wait for someone to shuffle by and locate their seats (and they can never find them) blocking your view while you miss your favorite song.

4. Put the phone away.  Of course, take a few photos and videos, but if you are sitting there texting the entire time, why are you there in the first place?  You can do that at home – for free!  And isn’t it nice to experience things in real life once and a while, rather than through a screen?

5.  Personal space.  You aren’t the only person in the room.

6.  No smoking of ANY kind.  This shouldn’t even have to be said, but you’d be surprised.

7.  Mind your beverages.  Try to keep them in your hand, and off of my purse/coat/new shoes/merch I just bought/head/etc.

8.  Standing is totally fine, IF you are in your own seat.  Do not stand in the stairway.  Do not stand on the barricade at the end of the stairway.  Do not stand on your chair. 99.9% of the time, you will be blocking the view of someone who actually paid for a seat in that section.  Also, if you can’t see because you’re seated and someone in front of you is standing, don’t get mad and rudely shout at the other person to sit.  Stand up!  It’s a concert, you should be dancing!

9.  Posters should only be used between songs, or held up for brief moments.  Again, just keep in mind your giant poster board is guaranteed to be blocking the views of everyone behind you.  Easy rule to follow?  If the band is singing, don’t put the sign up.  Wait for between songs.

10. Do not throw things on stage.  Ever.  This is why we can’t have nice things, like bottle caps at concerts.

11. If you are just arriving to a GA show seconds before showtime, no one believes that your “friend” is holding your spot in the front row.  Most likely everyone in the front has already been there for hours (even days), respect that, and don’t violently force and push your way through the crowd.  Want to be in the front?  You’ve got to put in the time.

Now if we could just get everyone to follow these simple guidelines, we can all enjoy the show!  (Don’t even get us started on tennis watching etiquette…)

Stay tuned for part 2 of our Fangirl Handbook:  How to Meet the Band

Hunter Hayes Announces New Album “Storyline”

As Hunter Hayes’ “We Are Not Invisible Tour” gets closer, we’re getting more and more hints about the tour and details about the new album!

Hunter Hayes "Storyline" album art bigger

Hunter announced his new album, “Storyline”, is due out May 6, 2014. Pre-order the album now on iTunes and receive the new single “Invisible” and “Wild Card” immediately!

Check out the track listing below!

Hunter Hayes’ Storyline Track Listing
1. Wild Card (Hayes/Laird/Dean)
2. Storyline (Hayes/Verges/Paslay)
3. Still Fallin (Hayes/Pierce)
4. Tattoo (Hayes/Verges/Dean)
5. Invisible (Hayes/Baker/Elam)
6. …interlude (Hayes/Baker/Elam/Dean/Buckmaster)
7. You Think You Know Somebody (Hayes/Ellis)
8. Flashlight (Hayes/Verges/Dean)
9. When Did You Stop Loving Me (Hayes/Ellis)
10. …like I was saying (jam) (Hayes/Ellis)
11. Secret Love (Hayes/Ellis)
12. Nothing Like Starting Over (Hayes/Verges/Sampson)
13. If It’s Just Me (Hayes/Baker/Elam)
14. Love Too Much (Hayes/Ellis)

Visit HunterHayes.com for more information about the new album and to pre-order.

Make sure you follow Hunter Hayes on Twitter and Facebook.
Get more information and tickets to Hunter’s “We Are Not Invisible Tour” HERE! VIP ticket packages launch tomorrow – March 12th.

American Authors Debut Album Is Out Now!

American Authors anticipated debut album, “Oh, What A Life” is available online now!

Grab your copy on iTunes and Amazon and catch the guys on their headlining tour with Wild Cub this spring or with One Republic this summer!

Visit American Authors on Twitter, Facebook, and WeAreAmericanAuthors.com for more.

MTV Artist To Watch Tour Kicks Off Today!

Austin Mahone’s MTV Artist To Watch Tour featuring Midnight Red kicks off today, February 24th!  The tour, originally scheduled for October 2013, was postponed after Austin fell ill and had to reschedule.  We’re glad Austin’s feeling better & are so excited for this tour!  Even more so after watching his amazing Jingle Ball performances.

Get your tickets before it’s too late!!  We have a feeling that Austin’s next tour will be in much bigger venues.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and Midnight Red
2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/5 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

Click HERE for Ticket information.

Want to meet Midnight Red at the show?   The boys announced via Twitter that they will be having a post-concert Meet & Greet for anyone who can show a receipt of their download of their single “Hell Yeah” on their phone.   A $1.29 meet and greet?

For more on Austin Mahone: Visit his website, Twitter, and Facebook

For more on Midnight Red: Visit their website, Twitter, and Facebook

The Vamps To Headline Gramercy Theater In NYC

The Vamps are coming to America AND they’re playing a show in NYC!!  They just announced a headlining show at Gramercy Theater on February 19th.

Finally, we get to sing and dance along to their catchy songs!!
Tickets go on sale this Saturday (February 1st) at 10AM.  Click here for all the info!

While you wait for tickets to go on sale, watch the official video for “Wild Heart”

Follow The Vamps on Twitter and Facebook for a “major UK announcement” coming soon!

Also on the bill, NYC based brothers AJR! Two of our favorite newcomers in one show?? Maybe February won’t be so lonely after all!!
Don’t forget to follow AJR on Twitter and Facebook.

Midnight Red Are Going On Tour!

The boys of Midnight Red just announced via Twitter that they’re heading out on tour with Austin Mahone on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour… and then with The Wanted on the Word Of Mouth Tour!

We are so excited to see the guys in concert again and what they’re cooking up for these huge tours!! Hopefully more choreographed dances moves than ever before!

Check out the dates from the Midnight Red Facebook below.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone
1. 2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2. 2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
3. 2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4. 2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5. 3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
6. 3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
7. 3/5 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
8. 3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
9. 3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10. 3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

THE WANTED Word Of Mouth Tour
1. 4/8 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
2. 4/9 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
3. 4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4. 4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
5. 4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6. 4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
7. 4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
8. 4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
9. 4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10. 4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11. 4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12. 4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
13. 4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
14. 4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
15. 4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
16. 5/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
17. 5/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
18. 5/4 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
19. 5/5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
20. 5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
21. 5/9 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
22. 5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
23. 5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
24. 5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
25. 5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

There are still a few tickets left for some dates on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour, so get yours before they’re all gone!!

Midnight Red are also planning something big for this summer (rumor has it: they’ll be joining 1D on their stadium tour) and the guys are definitely planning on visiting their fans over seas so be on the look out for that news.

Don’t forget to follow Midnight Red on Twitter!

MONUMENTOUR 2014

It’s still below freezing in NYC but we just got our first summer tour announcement of 2014.

We kind of screamed a little (okay, a LOT) when we saw this post from Fall Out Boy this morning.
Paramore and Fall Out Boy are teaming up for the MONUMENTOUR this summer. They will be  crossing the United States all summer long with their friends New Politics.  Finally, we have something to look forward to while we suffer this Polar Vortex!  Even better, the tour is coming to our favorite summer music venue, Jones Beach!

Check out the dates below and let us know which date you’re going to!

(* Fall Out Boy and New Politics only)
6/19 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY CENTER
6/21 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6/22 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
6/24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga PAC
6/25 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
6/28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
6/30 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion
7/2 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/3 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/6 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/8 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/11 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Fest
7/13 – Nashville, TN @ The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel*
7/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/19 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion
7/22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/26 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/27 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
7/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
8/4 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
8/5 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
8/12 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/13 – Orem, UT @ UCCU Center
8/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan*
8/16 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/17 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion

Presales start Monday 1/13 and general on sale is Saturday 1/18 at 10AM on Livenation.com

P.S. If you can’t make the tour this summer, Fall Out Boy are playing the VH1 Super Bowl Blitz on Jan 29th at Brooklyn Bowl!

Follow Fall Out Boy and Paramore on Twitter for the latest news!
See you this summer!

 

 

featured photo and tour dates credit to Fall Out Boy.