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Elton John Extends Tour With Additional U.S. Shows, Australian Gigs

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Elton John 2012 Concert Tour

Elton John has added more shows onto his 2012 concert tour, including a few shows In Vegas and later on in the fall in Australia. Elton will finish up a few Canadian solo shows before heading south through the U.S starting September 11th in Jackson MS, through to September 18th in Wheeling, WV.

An additional 3 weekends in Las Vegas (residency) “Million Dollar Piano” have been added October 10th-13th, October 18th-21st & October 26th-28th.

Dates in Australia include 5 dates that begins November 12th in Perth.

September 2012
7 – Sarnia, Ontario – RBC Centre (Solo)
8 – Peterborough, Ontario – Peterborough Memorial Centre (Solo)
11 – Jackson, MS – Mississippi Coliseum
12 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
14 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
15 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center
16 – Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall Civic Center
18 – Wheeling, WV – Wesbanco Arena
21 – London, United Kingdom – Wembley Arena

October 2012
10-13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
18-21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
26-28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

November 2012
12 – Perth, Australia – Perth Arena
14 – Canberra, Australia – Canberra Stadium
15 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Entertainment Centre
20 – Launceston, Australia – Silverdome
23 – Shanghai, China – Mercedes-Benz Arena

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David Gray On Tour

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David Gray On Tour In 2012

English singer/songwriter David Gray has added another round of U.S. dates beginning this fall. The singer/songwriter kicks off his tour in Charlottesville, VA followed by an additional Eight dates on the East Coast over 10 days. Continue reading

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Chances are, if you are reading this and you are thrity years or older, you probably aren’t to familiar with the British Boy Band One Direction. However, if you are a teenage girl, I’d be willing to bet you are well aware of the existance of these five “hunky” fellows. Regardless, there is a good chance everyone in North America will be hearing about One Direction tour one way or another. They are set to be cannon balling into the United States and it is predicted, by Simon Cowell himself, that they will be making quite the splash!

For those who don’t know, One Direction is five piece boy band from the United Kingdom. They gained their popularity through The X Factor U.K., a talent show initiated by Simon Cowell (the seriously critical/my favorite judge from American Idol). One Direction came in third place on the seventh series of the show and even though they didn’t win the competition, I believe they probably won in overall popularity and post-show success. After The X Factor, the quintet signed to Syco Records, which is a nationally combined business between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment.

It seems like the boy band thing hasn’t been all that popular since the late 90’s, maybe early (very early) 2000’s since Backstreet was back. Other than that, it seemed as though the boy band crave tapered away. At least Justin Timberlake made his career last. Yet, it is said that they could bring back this fem-driven style of music with their eye catching appearances (yeah, they’re cute) and their lyrically sweet, pop songs that have all the teen girls raging.

The group’s debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” was released into public on September 11, 2011. It achieved the number one rank on the UK Singles Chart, selling over 150 thousand copies, making it become the third quickest selling single of 2011. Their first first and currently only album Up All Night reached number two on the UK Albums Chart after selling over 138 thousand copies. The single “What Makes You Beautiful” won the award for Best British Single at the 2012 BRIT Awards in February 2012. One direction has also published three books, these being One direction:Forever young (Our Official X Factor Story), which was released on February 2011; One Direction: The Official Annual 2012, released on September 1, 2011; and Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction which achieved  the top spot on the Sunday Times Non fiction Hardback Bestseller list.

Seeing that they have been so very successful this far in their career, what are the odds that they will flourish in the United States? I’ve seen a lot of critism from the male crowd, but does that surprise you? Dude’s don’t admitt to liking Justin Bieber or The Backstreet Boys, so why would they be anything but disapproving of this bands entrance into the States? I may be a dude, but I think they may just pull it off over here, specially with the huge number of young females residing in this great nation! What do you think?

Bonnaroo Line Up 2012

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“A really good time”… that is literally what the name of this festival means. The word Bonnaroo became popular by New Orleans R&B singer Dr. John with his 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo. It is a Ninth Ward slang constuction taken from the French word “bon” meaning “good”, and “rue” from the French word “street” which tanslates to “the best on the streets”. The word was chosen for both its literal meaning and to honor the rich Louisiana music tradition. Bonnaroo first took place in 2002, after being inspired by music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury. The event sold out within two weeks with out any traditional advertising. Rolling Stones named the festival as one of the top 50 moments in rock & roll in 2003.

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The Fresh Beat Band is a live-action musical sitcom that appeals to younger children. They use original pop songs with preschool-friendly lyrics. The television series is based off of four fun loving best friends in a band who all go to music school together. They sing, dance, and solve common problems.

The four members are Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout. Each song-and-dance performance is derived from any situation. For example, they sing about their day and how they had a great time together. Here is an example of lyrics from their song “Great Day” Continue reading