Believe it or not I was hit by a fire truck last week. A FIRE TRUCK. Unbelievable! So I’m a little late with this, if you are one of those folks staying in the DMV for Thanksgiving and looking for something to do. The female front Rock Band Kitten is playing at the Songbyrd Music House Nov, 22nd. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are only $12. I’m really digging their music. It’s kind of a house, electronic, dance vibe. Check them out on Spotify. They have 4 albums up and I’m really feeling Cathedral, especially the title track.
Carl Gershon is the latest musician to launch his music career on YouTube. The singer’s sound is a mixture of funk with a bit of smooth R & B. Gershon is now traveling the country on T-Pain’s acoustic tour. The NYC native will be in the DMV area, Monday, October 30th at U Street Music Hall.. The full tour schedule is below. I recently did an interesting email interview and it went a little something like this. Check out his YouTube page.
Everyone who has read this site for awhile knows I’m a Jingle Baller. It’s one of my favorite shows of the year. You get to see all the hot touring artist in one night. Just the hits with no filler. This year’s line up has been announced and I gotta say, I’m not that enthused by the DC lineup. Check it out after the jump. The star-studded lineup features: Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Logic, Zedd, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Ticket information available via hot995.iheart.com. The Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale begins Wednesday, October 11 at 10am.
Apparently I’m not the only one of who loves them some Pink. Presale for next year’s tour already sold out. Due to overwhelming demand she’s adding a 2nd DC date. The Beautiful Trauma tour will now hit Capital One Bank Arena (God I hate that name, for now on I’m calling it Cap Center II!), April 16 and 17th, 2018. For the added 4/17/18 show, Presale for American Express® Card Members starts Wednesday, October 11 at 10:00 AM. For the 4/16/18 show,Presale for American Express® Card Members is happening now. Tickets go on sale to the public for both shows Friday, October 13 at 10:00 AMat LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster, the venue box office, or by phone 800-745-3000. Visit LiveNation.com for additional presale information.
If the nostalgia of a new Dave & Busters in downtown Silver Spring wasn’t enough, then the local concert venue usually has you covered. On May 6th the Fillmore hosted Coheed and Cambria’s “Good Apollo: I’m Burning Star IV Neverender” tour, dedicated to their 2005 album of the same name. It’s amazing when a rock band has lasted so long in this day and age, let alone sells out a venue within hours.
Following his “Kings of the Wild Frontier” tour earlier this year that saw pop icon Adam Ant play his landmark album to over 50,000 fans in sold-out venues throughout North America and the UK, Adam has announced his North American ANTHEMS – The Singles tour for September, 2017. Adam will play his classic chart-topping singles as well as rare singles, B sides and personal favorites. For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.
Jingle Ball is one of my favorite events of the year. For one reasonable price I get to see some of the year’s hot performers in one spot, in one night. The acts are on just long enough to get a taste of all the hits. I also appreciate that it’s a well run show with no downtime in between acts. This year’s Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball takes place at the Verizon Center, December 2016. The lineup includes Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Fifth Harmony, Diplo, Ellie Goulding, DNCE, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo and Daya, plus a Special Guest appearance from Niall Horan. Capitol One Presale starts, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10am and general public on the 17th. Proceeds will be donated to the The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Check out the Hot 99.5 website for more information.
I hate it when events are one night only. Dreamworks Animation in Concert is coming to Wolftrap tomorrow night (June 30th) and I can’t go. Whine…. I live for concerts like this. It’s a fantastic way to introduce orchestral music to people who don’t like it. The concert features favorite moments from beloved films of DreamWorks Animation with music performed by the National Symphony Orchestra against the backdrop of large projection screens.
A friend recently said that he had this running joke about Pitbull being everywhere. I didn’t notice this until he mentioned it and he’s right. I see his mug on TV or here him mentioned at least five times a week. Mr. Worldwide is coming to The Verizon Center, August 4th. Prince Royce is joining him on The Bad Man Tour.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time through Friday, May 13 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets for the general public go on sale Saturday, May 14 at www.livenation.com.
Following months of intense rumors, speculation and feverish excitement from rock music fans around the world, Guns N’ Roses confirmed today they will embark on a massive North American summer stadium tour as founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century’s most anticipated musical events.
In case you missed the news, Janet Jackson announced new tour dates for her recently postponed Unbreakable world tour. Janet The new date for Verizon Center is August 9th. Tickets from the original March 1st show at Verizon Center will be honored for the new date. Visit JanetJackson.com for more details.