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What Happened to Soda or Booze Sponsored Tours?

It doesn’t seem that long ago when most tours were sponsored by the latest soda or other beverage.  But it seems those days are gone.

The 2015 summer concert season is set to break 2014’s sponsorship revenue record of more than $1.34 billion, yes that’s a B.  But Pepsi or Coke aren’t breaking out the cash.

Here’s a  breakdown of some of the biggest pairings;

Taylor Swift with Comcast Xfinity The Who with Citi Foo Fighters with Citi U2 with Salesforce Lady Antebelleum with Quicken

Just say it out loud in your head with the big announcer voice… “See U2 brought to you by Salesforce, the customer success platform”.  See it just rolls off the tongue.


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Guitar Center Sessions Season 10 Features Nick Jonas, Jason Mraz, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Lifehouse And More

Guitar Center and DIRECTV have announced season 10 of the series Guitar Center Sessions presented by JBL. The series will return May 29th with 9 new episodes available Friday nights at 9 p.m. exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239). Artists starring in season 10 include rock bands Lifehouse, The Offspring and Silversun Pickups; The Killers’ Brandon Flowers; country icon Dwight Yoakam; triple-threat singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas; indie darlings Best Coast and Hanni El Khatib; and multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.

Watch a preview of Guitar Center Sessions HERE.

Guitar Center Sessions Season 10 Schedule:

May 29, 2015 – Brandon Flowers
June 5, 2015 – Lifehouse
June 12, 2015 – Hanni El Khatib
June 19, 2015 – Dwight Yoakam
June 26, 2015 – Nick Jonas
July 17, 2015 – Best Coast
July 24, 2015 – Jason Mraz
July 31, 2015 – The Offspring
August 7, 2015 – Silversun Pickups


Photo Credit:  Guitar Center

Mariah Carey Announces February 2016 Shows At Caesars Palace

As global superstar, Mariah Carey, wraps up the first run of sell-out performances of her hit headlining residency “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, nine more shows scheduled for Feb. 2016, including a Valentine’s Day performance, will go on-saleFriday, May 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

Since its debut on May 6, “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” has been met with praise by fans and critics alike, being hailed a “smash hit” and a “must-see” show in Las Vegas.

The following nine Feb. 2016 shows will go on-sale Friday at 10 a.m. PT.:

Feb. (2016): 2, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21

In addition, tickets can still be purchased to the below previously-announced shows:

May (2015): 23, 24

July (2015): 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26


Photo Credit:  Denise Truscello

Nick Jonas Announces North American Tour Dates

Just off the heels of his performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, music’s newest leading man, Nick Jonas, announced today details behind his upcoming North American solo tour. The NICK JONAS “LIVE IN CONCERT” TOUR, produced exclusively by Live Nation, will kick off on September 6 as the versatile recording artist, performer and actor sets out on the road in support of his critically-acclaimed self-titled solo album via Island Records. The much anticipated tour will make stops in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada with dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and San Francisco. Pop music breakout, BeBe Rexha, will join the tour as a special guest. A full list of dates for the NICK JONAS “LIVE IN CONCERT” TOUR is below and includes dates supporting Kelly Clarkson’s tour in Canada. Tickets go on sale starting May 22 at 10 a.m. local time on www.livenation.com. (Photo credit: Andrew Zeah)

As 2015 proves to be another breakthrough year – with captivating performances of his chart-topping singles, “Chains” and “Jealous,” on countless award and TV shows including the Academy of Country Music Awards,Kids Choice Awards, The Voice, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the breakout solo powerhouse has now joined forces with Republic Records’ West Coast rapper-producer, Sage the Gemini, to release their sultry summer collaboration, “Good Thing.” The single is available now via all digital retailers.

Here’s where Nick will be stopping by:

September 6 – Hershey, PA
September 7 – Syracuse, NY
September 9 – New York, NY
September 10 – Boston, MA
September 11 – Uncasville, CT
September 13 – Detroit, MI
September 14 – Chicago, IL
September 15 – St. Louis, MO
September 17 – Denver, CO
September 20 – Phoenix, AZ
September 22 – Houston, TX
September 23 – Dallas, TX
September 25 – Atlanta, GA
September 26 – Lake Buena Vista, FL
September 27 – Miami Beach, FL
September 29 – Silver Spring, MD
October 1 – Ottawa, ON
October 2 – Montreal, QC
October 3 – Toronto, ON
October 4 – London, ON
October 6 – Saint Paul, MN
October 7 – Winnipeg, MB
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK
October 12 – Calgary, AB
October 14 – Edmonton, AB
October 15 – Dawson’s Creek, BC
October 17 – Vancouver, BC
October 23 – Los Angeles, CA
October 25 – San Francisco, CA


Photo Credit:  Live Nation Entertainment

 

Big Night in Vegas for Taylor Swift

Is it any surprise that Taylor Swift took home a large quantity of hardware from the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.  To be more precise, 8 awards in total.

Let’s take a look at who else won some stuff.

TOP TOURING ARTIST – One Direction

TOP RADIO SONG – John Legend, “All of Me”

TOP DUO/GROUP – One Direction

TOP NEW ARTIST – Sam Smith

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST – Sam Smith

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST – Justin Bieber

TOP STREAMING ARTIST – Iggy Azalea

TOP SOUNDTRACK – Frozen

TOP HOT 100 SONG – Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP DIGITAL SONG – Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO) – John Legend, “All of Me”

TOP MALE ARTIST – Sam Smith

TOP ARTIST – Taylor Swift

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (FAN-VOTED) – Taylor Swift

TOP FEMALE ARTIST – Taylor Swift

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM – Taylor Swift, 1989

 

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST – Taylor Swift

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST – Taylor Swift

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST – Taylor Swift

 

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO) – Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”


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