P!nk wows crowd on her return to the UK at Virgin V Festival

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P!nk wowed the Virgin V Festival crowd this weekend as she made her return to the UK for the first time since The Truth About Love tour in 2013. Read all of the reaction below!

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Pink served up some of the strangest things seen at this year's V Festival in Essex.

She was swung onto site by a crane - before jumping down to the stage below.
The singer then disappeared off-stage before returning inside a giant inflatable ball to zorb over the crowd.

 
 

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Pink wowed V Festival crowds on Saturday night as she made a show-stopping entrance before kicking off her set.

The US pop star, known for hits like Just Like a Pill and So What, headlined V Festival at Hylands Park while Jay Z performed for audiences in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Never one to do things by halves, the singer was suspended in the air on a crane before she dropped out of the sky and landed on the stage below.

 
 

The star told crowds that it was her first time at V Festival in 10 years, before launching into a powerful rendition of Just Like a Pill.

 
 

International pop icon P!nk releases new single What About Us today!

Photo: Ryan Aylsworth

Photo: Ryan Aylsworth

International pop icon P!NK is back with her new single, “What About Us” today at all digital providers via RCA Records (click here to listen).  The pop anthem was written by P!NK, Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Steve Mac and produced by Mac.  “What About Us” is the first official single from P!NK’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, which is available for pre-order now and set for release on October 13th.

 
 

While P!NK co-wrote all 13 tracks on the album, she worked with a variety of songwriters and producers including Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, Max Martin, Shellback, Jack Antonoff, Julia Michaels, Greg Kurstin, busbee and so many more (full track list below). 

This past summer, P!NK has been making appearances at a variety of music festivals all over the world.  Still to come are performances at Waldbühne in Berlin, Germany and the V-Festival in the United Kingdom. Tour dates here.

Beautiful Trauma Track List
01 Beautiful Trauma
02 Revenge
03 Whatever You Want
04 What About Us
05 But We Lost It
06 Barbies
07 Where We Go
08 For Now
09 Secrets
10 Better Life
11 I Am Here
12 Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
13 You Get My Love

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.  She has sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass.  The track was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video. P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart.  The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.  

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry.  She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.  

Support announced for Mi Casa at London's Scala

South Africa’s amazing award winning band Mi Casa bring their world tour to London next month. Their first show in the Uk for over two years will see them perform Scala on Friday 11 August.

Tickets are on sale now here.

Just announced are the guests joining them on the night, DJ’s D-Malice and DJ Edu as well as singer Nathan Adams who will join Mi Casa on stage.

D-malice is an exceptional talent and ambassador of the ever evolving music scene. D-Malice has taken the deep/afro house scene by storm and become a household name to many clubs and festivals worldwide delivering unforgettable performance as well keeping a close ear out for upcoming talent.

As the world’s leading African Music Ambassador, DJ Edu is at the forefront of breaking and championing African talent across the globe. His weekly BBC Radio 1Xtra show, Destination Africa, is the UK’s longest running and most influential African Music show in the UK.

Multi talented singer/musician/songwriter/producer Nathan Adams developed and honed his skills in church. Since then he has relentlessly pursued a career in music and has performed across the globe.

With their incredible, distinct and memorable sound, Mi Casa have catapulted into the limelight on their home turf and sold out shows worldwide! Their new album ‘Familia’ is released on Friday 4 August. The album is all about their journey as brothers, as a band, as a group, as a team, as a movement, as a familia. 

"This is the moment we been waiting for. To show everybody that comes to this show what we all about. It's time to dance LONDON ... strictly good energy all night! Get ready ..."

Ticket Info:
Scala, London
Friday 11 August
Doors – 7.00pm
Mi Casa on-stage – 8.45pm

Tickets available from the Scala and the following websites:

www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.axs.com
www.songkick.com
www.gigantic.com

P!nk announced as part of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge month

P!nk has today been announced as part of the line up for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge month to take place throughout September.

Each show will be hosted by Clara Amfo during her weekday Radio 1 show 10am-1pm. A Live Lounge Special takes place on every Friday during September which will see Pink perform an extended Live Lounge and will also feature some of the worlds biggest acts including Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.

Clara Amfo, host of Radio 1’s Live Lounge, says: "This year's Live Lounge Month has me more excited for our listeners than ever. From LA back to our studios in the UK, there are 50 great years of Radio 1 to celebrate with all of the artists and I can't wait for it to kick off!"

Videos from Radio 1’s Live Lounge month will be available to watch on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.

Global superstar P!nk to headline Yasalam 2017

Global superstar P!nk will headline the Sunday evening of the Yasalm after-race concerts at this years Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
 
The three time Grammy Award winner P!nk kicks off the 2017 ‘Yasalam’ A-list concert line-up bringing race goers with four full days of world-class entertainment.
 
Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment today jointly revealed P!nk will be one of the four international headline artists for this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts, which will take place at du Arena, Yas Island, at the 2017 Forumla 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
 
Topping off the party on Sunday 26 November, P!nk, regarded as one of the best-selling female pop icons is lined up to close off the race weekend.
 
Redefining the title ‘rockstar’, P!nk has remained a household name of floor-bouncing pop and chart-rocking singles, including “Get the Party Started”, “So What” and “Try”. Since her debut in 2000, the 37-year-old singer has set a new standard in the industry with seven smash records and 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Especially known for her live theatrics and mesmerizing stage presence, After-Race audiences are set for a concert experience unlike any other. 
 
As always, the only way to enjoy the four Yasalam After-Race Concert performances will be to purchase a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
 
Tickets are available online at yasmarinacircuit.com

Paul McCartney adds second and final Melbourne and Sydney shows

Due to overwhelming demand in the pre-sale, second and final Paul McCartney shows have been added in Melbourne and Sydney to the One On One tour with tickets going on sale today.

Returning to Australia for the first time since 1993, enormous demand saw tens of thousands of tickets snapped up during pre-sale.

The second concerts at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Wednesday 6 December and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday 12 December will be the last chance for fans to secure tickets and will be available in the general on-sale on Tuesday 4 July noon AEST and 5pm AEST respectively.

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney is bringing his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December. 

Since launching last year the One on One Tour has played 45 shows in 13 countries to just under 1.5 million people, winning rave reviews from concertgoers and critics alike:

‘In spite of the size of the venues, McCartney and his music forge a personal connection with each and every one in the audience.’ – PopMatters

‘McCartney creates a joy that is boundless both onstage and off.’ – The Washington Times

‘He’s an artist who defined the past, but he’s also an artist unwilling to let go of the future. Rest assured, we’re all the better for it.’ – Consequence of Sound

Irrefutably one of the most successful singer-songwriters and performers of all time, McCartney has soundtracked the lives of generations of fans with the most beloved catalogue in popular music. 

The One On One Tour celebrates McCartney’s entire career - from his earliest work with The Quarrymen through to his most recent collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna – as well as global treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue – there is no shortage of surprises. 

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show — and so much more: Nearly three hours’ worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. 

McCartney and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Colosseum 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, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! 

Featuring McCartney’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always, utilising state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music. 

Make no mistake – McCartney’s One On One Tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Tickets to both Melbourne and Sydney concerts will be available in the general on-sale on Tuesday 4 July noon AEST and 5pm AEST respectively.

General public on sale begins: Tuesday 4 July (see timings below)

Saturday 2 December - nib Stadium | Perth, WA
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (11am Perth local time) ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Tuesday 5 December - AAMI Park | Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 6 December - AAMI Park | Melbourne, VIC
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (12noon AEST)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 9 December - Suncorp Stadium | Brisbane, QLD
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (2pm AEST)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Monday 11 December - Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12 December - Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (5pm AEST)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 16 December - Mt Smart Stadium | Auckland, NZ
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (1pm NZST)
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

Herbie Hancock announces two dates at London's Barbican

Following the debut of his brand new project on the European Festival circuit this summer – and including a headline slot at this year’s Love Supreme – Herbie returns to London for two exclusive shows forming part of the EFG Excellence Series at Barbican on Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 November.

Tickets on sale now here 

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Over five decades of making music at the highest level, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his own unmistakable voice. A pivotal figure in the journey that jazz has taken from acoustic to electric, he has exerted a profound influence on a much wider musical landscape, whether through an innovative use of technology, probing the grooves of dance music and hip hop, or re-defining the language of the jazz mainstream.

Paul McCartney gets One On One with Mexico

Paul McCartney gets One On One with Mexico this Autumn after announcing he will play at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca on the 28th October.

Citibanamex pre-sale: July 4th and 5th, public on-sale: July 6th.

Speaking about his forthcoming visit Paul said: “Mexico holds so many special memories for me.  We’ve had some brilliant nights there and I’m looking forward to making more great memories on this tour.  We are going to have a huge party together.  Getting ready to rock Mexico!”   

Paul’s new One On One Tour launched in the US in 2016 and saw him play 41 shows across 12 different countries to over 1.2 million people, winning rave reviews from both concert-goers and the media. The final run of shows in 2016 concluded with Paul’s headlining performance at the now legendary Desert Trip festival in the US. Last week saw Paul play his first shows of 2017 in Japan as well as announcing new North American dates for this summer.  Paul played four huge sell out shows in Tokyo winning rave reviews.

This show marks Paul’s first visit to Mexico in five years.  His last trip saw him play a historic massive outdoor show in Zocalo Square as part of his record breaking On The Run world tour, pulling in more than 250,000 attendees!  Since his first visit in 1993 Paul has played ten concerts in Mexico.

The new One On One show includes a dazzling re-designed production as well as previously never performed classics from the most beloved catalogue in popular music.  The One On One Tour spans Paul’s entire career – from his earliest work with The Quarrymen through to his most recent collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna – as well as global treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue – there is no shortage of surprises. 

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: 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, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul's band of the last 10+ years – Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always, utilising state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed. Every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.