Sarah Darling announces guests for Wonderland shows in London & Manchester

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Country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling who tours the UK this March, will be joined by Liv Austen (London) and Laura Oakes (Manchester) it was announced today.

Liv Austen is the artist who came to London for the drama, but stayed for the music. That she made the right decision is turning into quite an understatement.

The Norwegian-born singer-songwriter arrived in the UK in 2010 to study acting, before finding her voice as one of the hottest new properties on the music scene.

The rave reviews that greet Austen's every gig has been echoed by similar acclaim for the 2018 debut album, ‘A Moment of Your Time’

Laura Oakes love for Dolly Parton and the Dixie Chicks may seem an unusual music taste for a teenager from Liverpool, but in her teenage years Laura really started to embrace her influences performing anywhere and everywhere.

A visit to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at the age of 18 proved to be an overwhelming and life defining experience, driving her to realise her dream of writing and singing country music.

2018 saw Laura return to Nashville to co- write with some of the world’s greatest songwriters. Now back in the UK armed with a bundle of fabulous songs ready to perform to hungry audiences and releasing new music.

Sarah Darling will be previewing songs from upcoming album ‘Wonderland’ as she tours the UK, her home-away-from-home.

Sarah said, “I’m so excited to be returning to the UK to share my new music. Doubly excited since many of the tracks on ‘Wonderland’ are “made in the UK” with UK co-writers and producers! Britain has a special place in my heart, and the audiences have always been so warm and welcoming.”

Sarah Darling March 2019:

Wed 13 Mar - London, Bush Hall w/Liv Austen

Sat 16 Mar - Manchester, Deaf Institute w/Lauren Oakes

P!nk to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the BRIT Awards 2019

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The multi-million selling global pop icon P!NK will be honoured with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year’s ceremony. P!NK will be the first international artist to receive this award.


Seven studio albums and one greatest hits album on since her debut in 2000, totalling over 60 million global sales, over 8 million in the UK alone along with over 12 million UK single sales, P!NK is a musical force to be reckoned with. With seven Top Five albums - with two going No. 1 (Funhouse and the most recent platinum-certified Beautiful Trauma), three UK No. 1 singles (‘Just Like A Pill’, ‘So What’, ‘Lady Marmalade’) and 32 Top 40 singles, 19 of which going Top 10, including ‘Try’, ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ and ‘What About Us’, P!NK has become one of the UK’s best-selling female artists and one of the world’s greatest singers, with her inimitable powerhouse vocals and show-stopping stage performances.


Over 2 million tickets sold in the UK alone to date, nine BRIT nominations, and one win for International Female Solo Artist in 2003, and a string of other prestigious awards and accolades including three GRAMMY awards (20 nominations) and two Billboard Music Awards, P!NK’s career sees no sign of letting up with her first UK stadium tour in five years booked for this summer, including two nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.


P!NK said: “I am so honoured to be recognized with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the 2019 BRITs! Since the beginning of my career the British fans have been some of the most fierce and loyal in the world. I am humbled to receive this honour and be in the company of an illustrious group of British icons!


P!NK joins an illustrious list of previous BRIT Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music recipients including Sir Elton John, David Bowie, Queen, Spice Girls, U2, Sir Paul McCartney, Oasis, Robbie Williams and Blur. P!NK will be the first international artist to receive the honour, a decision taken by The BRITs committee to open the award up to overseas acts who have achieved long term success in the UK, and P!NK will be awarded in recognition of her significant impact on British music and her incredible musical repertoire over the past two decades.


P!NK will close the show with an exclusive performance on the night, showcasing her extraordinary talent which continues to wow audiences all over the world.


The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard take place Wednesday 20th February at The O2, London.

P!nk honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

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Yesterday saw P!nk honoured with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On accepting the award she said:

“This is surreal. It has been a trip lately thinking back over the course of this career I’ve somehow managed to have. I signed my first record deal 23 years ago," said the Grammy-winning artist to the crowd watching her accept the honour.

"I have achieved exactly what I wanted to achieve. Because I always knew what my strong points were. I don’t sell sex, I don’t sell perfume, I’m not the prettiest, I’m not the best. I’m f–king hard-looking and I have enough talent and I work on my f–king craft and I put my head down and I win. And I charge and I charge and I charge. And I don’t give up. So when I wasn’t selling records, I was still selling out arenas. I didn’t need to win any popularity contests; I wanted to be a f–king touring artist and I wanted to be great at what I did. And at almost 40 years old, I can say I’m great at what I do," she added.

 
 

Paul McCartney announces Vancouver Freshen Up date

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Paul McCartney has announced tickets for the Vancouver date of his acclaimed “Freshen Up” tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 15 at 10am PT at livenation.com.

The July 6 show at BC Place will be Paul’s only Canadian date of 2019.

To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, Fan Registration for the Vancouver date will be available here through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® platform beginning today, February 4 at 10am PT through Thursday, February 7 at 10pm PT. Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale beginning Monday, February 11 at 10am PT, while limited supplies last.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 12 at 10am through Thursday, February 14 at 10pm PT.

Paul kicked off his new world tour in Quebec City in September 2018 and since then he’s performed incredible shows in the US, Japan and across Europe – concluding 2018 with sold out show at London’s O2 Arena which saw Paul joined onstage by Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood for an epic end to a very special year. His first live shows in 2019 will take place in South America before heading to the US ahead of coming to Vancouver.

The “Freshen Up” tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his No. 1 charting album, Egypt Station, released September 7 on Capitol Records to stellar reviews. Rolling Stone raved, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this…And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as “the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings, and of course, The Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives.

Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points in between. Among them, the exterior of the Coliseum in Rome; Moscow’s Red Square; Buckingham Palace; The White House; a free show in Mexico for more than 400,000 people; the last show ever at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966; a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headlining sets at the historic 'Desert Trip' festival; a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace; and one live performance that was broadcast into space featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums). Paul and his team are constantly upgrading state-of-the-art audio and video technology into the live shows that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house making a Paul McCartney concert never anything short of life-changing.

Fatai announces Spring North American dates

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Australian artist Fatai is no stranger to the long roads that link the stunning cities and towns of North America. Have set out on 3 tours across the country over 3 consecutive years, she is set to embark on her biggest tour US and Canadian tour to date this Spring.

Revisiting cities and exploring new ones, Fatai will be performing new music with her new band.

The Road Less Traveled Tour will begin in Chicago on March 7 at Shubas before visiting Columbus, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, Greenville, Charlotte, Vienna/Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Toronto, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Having amassed a global audience in the millions thanks to the beautify of the Internet, Fatai has been taking her sound to different parts of the globe since 2016 to meet with and perform for all the people that have fallen in love with her online.

Fatai knows no bounds when it comes to her unending vocal capability, song craftsmanship and unique personal character, that leaves crowds speechless.

Blending all the best bits of soul, R&B and contemporary music, Fatai’s favourite place is face to face with people, where her music brings unity to a room and joy to people’s hearts.

Tickets go on sale January 18 - click below for full tour dates and ticket details - this will be a tour not to miss!

Paul McCartney adds Las Vegas date to Freshen Up tour

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In the wake of the triumphant headlining stand at the Austin City Limits festival that the Austin American Statesman called, “A Marathon to Remember Forever,” Paul has added yet another show to the upcoming U.S. leg of his new Freshen Up tour. The newly confirmed Saturday, June 29 show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is the newest addition to Paul’s first extended stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his #1 charting album, Egypt Station, released September 7th on Capitol Records to stellar reviews: Rolling Stone raved,"Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as "the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now."

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic 'Desert Trip' festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the public beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PST through Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. PST. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. PST at AXS.com.

FRESHEN UP Tour U.S. 2019

23rd May - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Arena

27th May - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena

30th May - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena

1st June - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena

3rd June - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

6th June - Madison, WI - Kohl Center

8th June - Green Bay WI - Lambeau Field

11th June - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center

14th June - Arlington TX - Globe Life Park

22nd June - San Diego CA - Petco Park

26th June - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena

29th June - T Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

10th July - SAP Centre, San Josè, CA

13th July - Los Angeles,CA - Dodgers Stadium

Elton John's Lucca Summer Festival venue upgraded

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Photo: Ben Gibson

Following huge demand for tickets, Elton's show in Lucca has been upgraded to the city walls.

The new site will allow 7000 more fans to attend the Lucca show, part of the Elton's critically-acclaimed Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The tour marks Elton's retirement from touring after 50 years on the road.

Tickets for the original show sold out in just a few weeks. For this reason, Lucca Summer Festival will move the show from Piazza Napoleone to the historical city walls giving 7000 more people the chance to attend what promises to be an extraordinary event. The famous city walls of Lucca, an iconic symbol of the Tuscan city, will provide a stunning setting for Elton's show.

Tickets will go on pre-sale with Radio R101 from 9:00 a.m. on January 21st to 9:00 a.m. on January 24th.

General sale will start at 10:00 a.m. on January 24th.

Sarah Darling announces London & Manchester dates for March 2019

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Sarah Darling has announced a host of UK dates in March 2019, including Bush Hall, London on 13 March and Manchester’s Deaf Institute on Saturday 16 March.

These new dates will showcase ‘Wonderland’ for feverish fans who have been waiting to hear what Sarah has been cooking up in the past few months.