GAGA ADDS TOUR DATES FOR 2011
2010 isn’t even halfway done, but Lady Gaga is already thinking about 2011. The pop star has added shows for next year to her Monster Ball tour. The new dates begin on February 19th in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and run until April 18th in Atlanta. Tickets for most show go on sale this week. Learn more at LadyGaga.com.
GLEE DOES GAGA
Glee fans, get excited! There is a 30-second clip up on YouTube of the cast of the hit FOX show singing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Head there and listen now!
CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO TOUR!
Christina Aguilera is heading out on tour. According to a press release, the five-time GRAMMY winner will kick off her trek on July 15th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut and wrap it up August 19th in Irvine, California. Christina told us about the tour.
If you buy your tickets online before June 4th, you’ll receive a free download of Christina’s new album Bionic when it hits stores on June 7th. Leona Lewis will be opening all shows. Learn more at ChristinaAguilera.com or LiveNation.com.
CHRISTINA TOUR DATES:
July 15 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Connecticut
July 17 -Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, New York
July 18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, Virginia
July 20 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, Ontario
July 22 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, New Jersey
July 24 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, Michigan
July 25 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, Illinois
July 28 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, New York
July 30 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, New Jersey
July 31- Comcast Center – Boston, Massachusetts
August 3 – First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 5 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, Georgia
August 7 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Florida
August 8 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, Florida
August 10 – Superpages.com Center – Dallas, Texas
August 12 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, Texas
August 14 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, Arizona
August 15 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – San Diego, California
August 18 -Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, California
August 19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, California
SHAKIRA ADDS MORE TOUR DATES
Shakira’s October 23rd show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles sold out in just 24 hours. The concert will mark her first Los Angeles show in more than four years. A second L-A area gig has been scheduled in Anaheim on October 25th at the Honda Center along with six additional dates for the Live Nation produced tour including stops in Chicago, Oakland, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas and Uncasville, Connecticut. More dates will be announced soon. Tickets for the announced shows go on sale this Friday.
SHAKIRA TOUR DATES:
September 17 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Connecticut
September 21 – Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
October 1 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, Texas
October 2 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, Texas
October 8 – Toyota Center – Houston, Texas
October 15 – San Diego Sports Arena – San Diego, California
October 22 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, California
October 23 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
October 25 -Honda Center – Anaheim, California
October 29 – Allstate Arena – Chicago, Illinois
JORDIN SPARKS BRINGS US THE BATTLEFIELD TOUR
American Idol-winner Jordin Sparks will launch her summer headlining tour this June. The Battlefield Tour kicks off on June 3rd in Sayerville, New Jersey and wraps on July 18th in St. Louis. The outing will stop in New York City on June 10th and at L.A. Live’s Club Nokia in Los Angeles on July 9th. For complete dates head to JordinSparks.com.
ALICIA KEYS’ NEW VIDEO
Alicia Keys gets close with Chad Michael Murray in her new video for “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready),” the third single from The Element of Freedom. The clip, which premieres today on VEVO, was directed by Jake Nava.
A NEW ALBUM FROM CLAY AIKEN
Clay Aiken is coming out with a new album. According to a press release, it will be available on June 1st and will be titled Tried and True. The effort will be comprised of songs made popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s that the former American Idol runner-up listened to growing up. Learn more at ClayOnline.com.
ROB THOMAS LOVES SOME JAY Z
Rob Thomas has spoken about his love of Jay Z on his Twitter page before, and this weekend, he wrote about it yet again. The matchbox twenty singer watched the rapper perform on Saturday Night Live and said that “every minute Jay Z is rapping is a good minute.” Follow Rob at Twitter.com/ThisIsRobThomas.
JASON MRAZ TALKS “I’M YOURS,” NEW MUSIC
“I’m Yours” came out a long time ago, but it was such a big hit that Jason Mraz is still talking about it. The singer-songwriter told HitFix.com that the reason it was so successful is because it was like a “nursery rhyme” and we never forget them. He also told the website that he’s currently working on his follow-up album and that he’s already got a “big stack of songs.”
NEW MUSIC FROM SARA BAREILLES
Sara Bareilles is back with some new music. PopEater.com has gotten a hold of the first single off of the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming sophomore album. The tune is called “King of Anything,” and as for the new effort, it’s due out in September and is still untitled. Listen now at PopEater.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT LIKES LITTLE KID VOICES
Taylor Swift has fans of all ages and she especially loves meeting her youngest fans. Taylor told InStyle magazine, “I love conversations with kids in the meet and greet lines — little people with little voices!” Swift said she would love to have children one day, but she wants that time to come when she’s been able to learn more about life and experience what the world has to offer. She went on to explain, “My life will be devoted to making that child’s life as wonderful, beautiful, magical and perfect as it can possibly be. I want to wait until there is no ounce of me left that has anything self-centered to experience.”
TAYLOR SWIFT FEEDS HER SWEET TOOTH
Taylor Swift was spotted at Dylan’s Candy Store in New York on Thursday after meeting the store’s owner at the Met Institute Costume Gala earlier in the week. During her trip to the Upper East Side candy store, she picked out some treats, including M&Ms, Milky Way bars and various caramels.
KATY PERRY IS HOT!
Katy Perry is the World’s Hottest Woman — well according to Maxim magazine anyway. The men’s mag has put the “I Kissed a Girl” singer at the top of their annual Hot 100 list, calling her “the best friend you suddenly realize you’ve loved your whole life” and that it doesn’t hurt that she also “looks unbelievable in a bikini.” See who else made the list, at Maxim.com.
KARDASHIAN STILL DEALING WITH DEATH THREATS
Last week, after Justin Bieber posted a photo of himself with Kim Kardashian at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and called her his “girlfriend,” Bieber’s die-hard fans took to Twitter to send Kardashian “death threats.” But despite the messages, the 29-year-old reality-TV star says she still has Bieber fever. Kardashian told Us Weekly that the teen heartthrob’s fans have nothing to worry about. She thinks he he’s adorable, but the flirtation isn’t going anywhere.
MARY J AND J-HUD HANG WITH OPRAH
Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson joined Oprah Winfrey in New York City on Mother’s Day to cut the ribbon to signal the start of the Live Your Best Life Walk. According to Rap-Up.com, Hudson sang “Happy Birthday” to the media queen in honor of O, The Oprah Magazine’s 10th anniversary.
MARIAH CAREY RUMORED AS X FACTOR JUDGE?
According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, ‘80s pop singer Sinitta has hinted that Mariah Carey may be up for the role of a judge on the U-S version of The X-Factor. She stated that Simon Cowell is currently trying to fill the judging panel with major celebrities and that his close friend Carey is considering the gig. Nothing has been finalized yet.
REMEMBERING LENA HORNE
Lena Horne, the famed jazz singer and actress known for her signature song “Stormy Weather,” has died at the age of 92. According to the Associated Press, Horne died Sunday at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In the 1940s, Horne was one of the first black performers hired to sing with a major white band, the first to play the Copacabana nightclub in New York City and when she signed with MGM, she was among just a handful of black actors to have a contract with a major Hollywood studio. In 1943, MGM Studios loaned her to 20th Century Fox to play the role of “Selina Rogers” in the all-black movie musical “Stormy Weather.” Her rendition of the title song became a major hit and her most famous tune. She continued with a versatile career with feature films, Broadway appearances, albums and concerts featuring her blues and jazz roots.