|Focus Music Blog|
|Punk-pop of 'Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is', the 3rd single to be released from Sparks 26th studio album.|
|Tue, 16 May 2023 11:04:00 +0000|
A 22-hour-old baby petitioning to be readmitted to the womb is the protagonist of the catchy punk-pop of Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is, the 3rd single to be released from Sparks 26th studio album.
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte marks Sparks' first release on the venerable Island Records label in close to five decades, following such classics as 1974's landmark Kimono My House, highlighted of course by the indelible hit single 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us'. The new album is described by Ron and Russell Mael as a record that is "as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then or, for that matter, anytime throughout our career."
Sparks previously shared the single 'Veronica Lake' and the album title track alongside a video starring Cate Blanchett. The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte also includes such instantly intriguing new musical vignettes as 'Mona Lisa's Packing, Leaving Late Tonight' and 'A Love Story'. Both characteristically timeless and unequivocally modern, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte once again affirms that, after more than a half century making such masterpieces, Sparks remain inimitable, ingenious and, as ever, utterly one of a kind.
Sparks will celebrate The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte and much more with an extensive world tour that sees the band playing some of the biggest venues of their incredible career, with highlights including a pair of sold-out headline shows at London's historic Royal Albert Hall (May 29 and 30), performances at 3xPrimavera Festivals and Glastonbury and the biggest headline show of Sparks' more than fifty-year career, taking place on July 16 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in their beloved hometown of Los Angeles.
PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE THE GIRL IS CRYING IN HER LATTE ALBUM ON CD, CASSETTE, VINYL, CLEAR VINYL AND PICTURE DISC
23 – Oxford, UK – New Theatre Oxford
24 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall SOLD OUT
26 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo
27 – Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall SOLD OUT
29 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT
30 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT
2 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Barcelona
4 – Nimes, France – La Paloma
5 – Marseille, France – Espace Julien
8 – Madrid, Spain – Primavera Sound Madrid
10 – Porto, Portugal – Primavera Sound Porto
13 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex
14 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg, Grote Zaal
16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Store Vega
18 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
20 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
22 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Civic at The Halls
23 – Pilton, UK – Glastonbury
27 – New York, NY, USA – Beacon Theatre
28 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Keswick Theatre SOLD OUT
30 – Washington, DC, USA – Lincoln Theatre
1 – Boston, MA, USA – The Wilbur
3 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT
5 – Chicago, IL, USA – Copernicus Center
6 – Milwaukee, WI, USA – Pabst Theater
8 – Kansas City, MO, USA – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
9 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater SOLD OUT
12 – Dallas, TX, USA – Texas Theatre SOLD OUT
13 – Austin, TX, USA – ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
16 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Hollywood Bowl †
22 - Tokyo, Japan – duo Music Exchange
24 – Osaka, Japan – Namba Hatch
25 – Tokyo, Japan – Line Cube Shibuya
* Festival Appearance
† w/ Special Guests They Might Be Giants
For complete details and ticket information, please see allsparks.com/#tour
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte tracklisting:
1 The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte
2 Veronica Lake
3 Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is
5 The Mona Lisa's Packing, Leaving Late Tonight
6 You Were Meant For Me
7 Not That Well-Defined
8 We Go Dancing
9 When You Leave
10 Take Me For A Ride
11 It's Sunny Today
12 A Love Story
13 It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
14 Gee, That Was Fun
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte formats:
LP, Clear LP, Picture Disc, CD, Cassette
Listen to Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is HERE
Watch the video HERE
Order the album HERE
CONNECT WITH SPARKS:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | YOUTUBE
Who said what
Bona fide masterpiece ★★★★★ - Record Collector - Album of the Month
Outstanding ★★★★ - Mojo
Their victory lap! Uncut
Urgent and defiant – The Wire
Piquant and literate... like a short walk around an art gallery... Clash Magazine
A genuinely outstanding album, with zero laurels rested ★★★★★ – Buzz Magazine
An album alive with enough inventive energy to put bands a third of their age to shame – Classic Rock
They remain as witty, sharp and brilliant as ever ★★★★ - RetroPop Magazine
A genre hopping mission statement from a band sounding more vital than ever – Narc
Still so incredibly vital – Classic Pop
Levels of interest in the work of Sparks are at heights unsurpassed in their more than fifty year career, with the ultimate cult band now centerstage in the full beam of the spotlight.
Most people, with even a passing acquaintance with Sparks, will know the basics by now. How Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, both students at UCLA, began making music together in the late Sixties, originally under the name Halfnelson. How their Top Of The Pops debut with "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" stunned a generation and nearly scored them a UK #1. How their career moved through many phases, including (but not limited to) art rock, glam, big band swing, electro-disco, new wave and synthpop, taking in collaborations with Todd Rundgren, Les Rita Mitsouko, Tony Visconti, Franz Ferdinand and Giorgio Moroder.
How keyboardist and songwriter Ron's intricate staccato arrangements combine with the acrobatic vocals in which Russell delivers his brother's always-on-point lyrics. How Ron's stillness and stern, intimidating visage contrasts onstage with Russell's hyperactivity. How their popularity has spiked unpredictably in different territories at different times: Britain, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Japan, and their homeland the United States. And how the influence of "the greatest band you've never heard of," or "your favorite band's favorite band," has been recognized by successive generations of artists from Joy Division to Duran Duran to Depeche Mode to Bjork to Beck and beyond. Their influence on music cannot be overstated – as super-producer Jack Antonoff recently declared, "All pop music is re-arranged Sparks."
Now into their sixth decade of making music, Sparks have never been more relevant, with studio albums Hippopotamus (2017) and A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (2020) both reaching #7 on the UK Official Albums Chart amidst global acclaim. Released in 2021, the lauded career-spanning documentary film The Sparks Brothers, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver), brought an awareness of Sparks to parts they previously hadn't reached.
Sparks' 2021 film musical Annette, directed by Leos Carax and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, has been showered with awards, especially in France where the film won three Lumières Awards and five César Awards, including "Best Original Music" for Ron and Russell. In addition, the film's "So May We Start" was shortlisted for "Best Original Song" at the 94th Academy Awards. Focus Features have recently announced plans to develop X-Crucior, a new musical epic written by Ron and Russell.
NOTHING IS AS GOOD AS THEY SAY IT IS' THE NEW SINGLE FROM SPARKS, RELEASED MAY 12 2023
FROM THE ALBUM THE GIRL IS CRYING IN HER LATTE, OUT FRIDAY, MAY 26 VIA ISLAND RECORDS
LIVE TOUR STARTS MAY 23 INCLUDING ROYAL ALBERT HALL, GLASTONBURY & HOLLYWOOD BOWL
|Drake, 21 Savage - Spin Bout U (Official Music Video)|
|Tue, 28 Feb 2023 12:07:00 +0000|
DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE
"SPIN BOUT U" OFFICIAL VIDEO
|Sparks return to Island Records for release of 26thstudio album|
|Wed, 25 Jan 2023 14:00:00 +0000|
Most other musicians, when they've been working for over half a century, are resting on their laurels, basking in the warm glow of their heritage, accepting the odd Lifetime Achievement Award, playing the odd Greatest Hits tour and concentrating on shifting their back catalogue. But Sparks are not most other musicians. They are utterly unique.
With the release of their 26th album,The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte,on May 26thRon and Russell Maelcontinue on that unique and uncompromising path. And, in a move that is as unexpected as it is unsurprising, the new bold, genre defying, modern masterpiece will be released by Island Records, the label that released their astonishing breakthrough record Kimono My House in 1974.
"Funny how things work! One of the most memorable periods for Sparks, the one that forever cemented our relationship with the UK and also exposed Sparks to a bigger audience around the world, was the 70s Island Records era. Chris Blackwell, Muff Winwood, and Co. went all in on our album, Kimono My House, and released a truly non-conventional first single, This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us. Their belief (and ours) proved right: that there was a place for both bold creativity and commerciality in pop music. And here we find ourselves in 2023, almost 50 years later, re-signing with Island Records, again with an album that we all feel is as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then, or for that matter, anytime throughout our career. We're happy that after so much time, we've reconnected with Island, sharing the same spirit of adventure that we all had way back when, but with our new album, 'The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte.'"Ron and Russell Mael
"Sparks have always been one of the most original, ground-breaking and creative groups in pop and their longevity is partly down to their ability to constantly reinvent themselves. It's an honour and thrill having Sparks back on Island. Next year it will be 50 years since Island released "Kimono My House". That album sounded like it came from the future and once again with "The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte", Ron & Russell have created a pop masterpiece that sounds like no one else."
Louis Bloom Island President
"Levels of interest in Sparks, worldwide, have never been so high. In part this is due to the releases of the Edgar Wright directed documentary The Sparks Brothers and Annette, the musical film Ron and Russell wrote, but it is also due to their seemingly inexhaustible creativity and sheer hard work. Each album is more ambitious, each tour larger and more far reaching. It was important to partner with a label who could match the band's ambition on a global scale."
Sue Harris Manager
To coincide with thealbum release Sparks will take to the road for a world tour that will include 2 sold out headline shows at London's Royal Albert Hall and, in America, the soon-to-be-announced largest headline show of the band's career
About Sparks - www.allsparks.com
Levels of interest in the work of Sparks are at heights unsurpassed in their 50+ year career, with the ultimate cult band now centre stage in the full beam of the spotlight.
Most people, with even a passing acquaintance with Sparks, will know the basics by now. How Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, both students at UCLA, began making music together in the late Sixties, originally under the name Halfnelson. How theirTop Of The Popsdebut with "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" stunned a generation and nearly scored them a UK No.1. How their career moved through many phases, including (but not limited to) art rock, glam, big band swing, electro-disco, new wave and synthpop, taking in collaborations with Todd Rundgren, Les Rita Mitsouko, Tony Visconti, Franz Ferdinand and Giorgio Moroder.
How keyboardist and songwriter Ron's intricate staccato arrangements combine with the acrobatic vocals in which Russell delivers his brother's always-on-point lyrics. How Ron's stillness and stern, intimidating visage contrasts onstage with Russell's hyperactivity. How their popularity has spiked unpredictably in different territories at different times: Britain, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Japan, and their homeland the United States. And how the influence of "the greatest band you've never heard of", or "your favourite band's favourite band", has been recognised by successive generations of artists from Joy Division to Duran Duran to Depeche Mode to Bjork to Beck to The Darkness and beyond.Their influence on music cannot be overstated - as super-producer Jack Antonoff recently declared "all pop music is re-arranged Sparks".
Now into their sixth decade of making music, Sparks have never been more relevant. Once more Top 10 regulars, with studio albumsHippopotamus(2017) andA Steady Drip, Drip, Drip(2020) both reaching No.7 in the UK and receiving global acclaim, the lauded career-spanning documentary filmThe Sparks Brothers, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead,Hot Fuzz,Baby Driver) and released in 2021, brought an awareness of Sparks to parts they previously hadn't reached.
Sparks' 2021 film musicalAnnette, directed by Leos Carax and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, which almost swept the board in France at that year'sCésar andLumières Awards with eight wins and seven nominations across the two ceremonies, including the César for Best Original Music, and also fared well elsewhere, with a Golden Globes nomination for Cotillard, and 'So May We Start' shortlisted for Best Original Song at the Oscars. Focus Features have recently announced the studio is developingX-Cruciora musical epic written by Ron and Russell.
|Metro Boomin HEROES & VILLAINS OUT NOW|
|Sat, 03 Dec 2022 13:53:00 +0000|
NEW YORK, NY (December 2, 2022) – Blasting off higher than ever before, Metro Boomin proudly presents his anxiously awaited blockbuster new album, HEROES & VILLAINS, out now via Boominati Worldwide/Republic Records.
Assembling an Avengers-level guest list, the album also notably boasts the likes of John Legend, Future, Chris Brown, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Young Nudy, Young Thug, Mustafa, A$AP Rocky, Gunna, and the late Takeoff. Check out the full track-listing below.
It notably serves as his first solo LP in four years and the follow-up to his 2018 full-length debut, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. The latter bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200, picked up a platinum certification, and housed the triple-platinum "Space Cadet" feat. Gunna, platinum "No Complaints" feat. Drake & Offset, platinum "Don't Come Out The House" feat. 21 Savage, triple-platinum "10 Freaky Girls" feat. 21 Savage, platinum "Overdue" feat. Travis Scott, among others.
The excitement around the album started earlier this week with a short film, created by Gibson
Hazard, featuring an elite lineup of stars including Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Academy Award-nominated
actor LaKeith Stanfield, Young Thug and Gunna. Watch HERE. It's HEROES & VILLAINS season now.
HEROES & VILLAINS Tracklist
Listen to the album Here
METRO BOOMIN RELEASES ANXIOUSLY AWAITED CINEMATIC NEW ALBUM
HEROES & VILLAINS TODAY
INCLUDES FEATURES FROM JOHN LEGEND, FUTURE, CHRIS BROWN, DON TOLIVER, TRAVIS SCOTT, 21 SAVAGE, YOUNG NUDY, YOUNG THUG, MUSTAFA, A$AP ROCKY, GUNNA AND THE LATE TAKEOFF
About Metro Boomin
Since 2013, GRAMMY® Award-nominated diamond-certified producer, DJ, and artist Metro Boomin has defined not only the sound, but the direction of hip-hop. With dozens of smashes to his name, his unmatched, unprecedented, and undeniable discography encompasses the quintuple-platinum "Jumpman" by Drake and Future, quadruple-platinum "Bad and Boujee" [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] by Migos, diamond-selling "Congratulations" [feat. Quavo] by Post Malone, quintuple-platinum "Mask Off" by Future, quadruple-platinum "Bounce Back" by Big Sean, and many more. Working with The Weeknd, he co-produced the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit "Heartless" and contributed three more tracks to the chart-dominating 2020 epic After Hours. Along the way, he also joined forces with 21 Savage for the 2016 blockbuster Savage Mode and its even bigger 2020 successor Savage Mode II—which bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, went gold, and closed out the year on multiple year-end lists. Other knockout collaborative albums included Double or Nothing with Big Sean and Without Warning with Offset and 21 Savage, both of which crashed the Top 10 of the Top 200. In 2018, he unleashed his full-length solo debut, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, seizing #1 on the Top 200 upon release and eventually reaching platinum status. The FADER hailed him as "The Most Trusted Guy in Rap," HIGHSNOBIETY christened this era "The Boom Years," and The Wall Street Journal dubbed him "The Rap Producer Shaping Pop Music." Plus, he launched his own record label Boominati Worldwide in partnership with Republic Records.
FOLLOW METRO BOOMIN
|THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES 2023 AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN STADIUM TOUR|
|Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:23:00 +0000|
Today, Diamond certified and award-winning artist The Weeknd announced 2023 dates for the expansion of his After Hours Til Dawn Tour. The next leg of the tour will kick off Saturday, June 10th in Manchester, UK at Etihad Stadium, with stops across Europe and Latin America in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and more before wrapping up in Santiago, Chile on Sunday, October 15th at Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida. Additional 2023 dates will be announced soon.
The completely sold-out North American leg of the stadium tour was an incredible success breaking attendance records and grossing over $130 million dollars to date.
● Europe: Tickets for the European shows go on sale starting Friday, December 2nd at 12pm local time. Fans who purchased tickets for the 2022 After Hours Arena Tour in Europe can register HERE for presale access to the 2023 dates. Visit this EU FAQ page for any questions.
● Colombia: Tickets for Colombia shows go on sale starting Saturday, December 3rd at 9am local time.
● Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina Tickets go on sale for shows in Mexico (at 2pm local time), Brazil (at 10am local time) and Chile (at 11am local time) starting Thursday, December 8th. On-sale information will be announced soon for Argentina. ● All tickets and additional info will be available at TheWeeknd.com/tour.
United Nations World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye will again partner with the U.N. World Food Programme to contribute funds from the second leg of the tour to the XO Humanitarian Fund, which supports the organization's response to the unprecedented global hunger crisis. €1 from each ticket sold across Europe, £1 in the UK and the $1 equivalent in countries across Latin America will go to this important cause. The fund raised money during the North American leg of the tour through ticket sales, proceeds from an exclusive tour t-shirt, and a $500,000 donation directly from The Weeknd. The Weeknd's corporate partners, tour venues, World Food Program USA board of directors and supporters also stepped up to contribute, as well as tour sponsor Binance, who contributed US$2 million to the fund. The first grant of $2 million will be going to provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to the most food-insecure regions of Ethiopia.
The tour celebrates The Weeknd's 2020 album After Hours (it's hit single "Blinding Lights" was named the new No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song of all time, surpassing Chubby Checker's 1960 hit "The Twist"), as well as his critically-acclaimed album Dawn FM, which was released January 2022. Kaytranada and Mike Dean will join The Weeknd on all European dates.
The After Hours Til Dawn tour is powered by Binance, the global blockchain ecosystem behind the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, bringing Web 3.0 technology to concert-goers worldwide. Ticket holders receive souvenir NFTs as well as gain access to an exclusive NFT collection for The Weeknd's tour, in collaboration with HXOUSE, a think center and community incubator for creative entrepreneurs. Five percent of the sales from the upcoming tour NFT collection will be donated to the XO Humanitarian Fund.
AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN TOUR 2023 EUROPE TOUR DATES:
Sat Jun 10 – Manchester, UK – Etihad Stadium
Wed Jun 14 – Horsens, Denmark – Nordstern Arena
Sat Jun 17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena
Tue Jun 20 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
Sat Jun 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Johan Cruijiff ArenA
Wed Jun 28 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
Sun Jul 2 – Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion
Tue Jul 4 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Merkur Spiel Arena
Fri Jul 7 – London, UK– London Stadium
Tue Jul 11 – Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium
Fri Jul 14 – Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park
Tue Jul 18 – Madrid, Spain – Cívitas Metropolitano
Thu Jul 20 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Sat Jul 22 – Nice, France – Allianz Riviera
Wed Jul 26 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo La Maura
Sat Jul 29 – Paris, France – Stade de France
Tue Aug 1 – Bordeaux, France – Matmut Atlantique
Fri Aug 4 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
Sun Aug 6 – Prague, Czech Republic – Letnany Airport
Wed Aug 9 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy
Sat Aug 12 - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN TOUR 2023 LATIN AMERICA TOUR DATES:
Fri Sep 29 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
Wed Oct 4 – Bogotá, Colombia – Estadio El Campín
Sat Oct 7 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Estádio Nilton Santos Engenhão
Tue Oct 10 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Fri Oct 13 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Hipódromo de San Isidro
Sun Oct 15 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario La Florida
THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES 2023 EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA DATES FOR AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN STADIUM TOUR
THE GLOBAL TOUR IS POWERED BY BINANCE
NORTH AMERICAN LEG HAS GENERATED $5 MILLION FOR THE XO HUMANITARIAN FUND
|DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE ALBUM 'HER LOSS' OUT NOW|
|Wed, 09 Nov 2022 13:10:00 +0000|
DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE ALBUM 'HER LOSS' OUT NOW
|Playful Productions, Stage Play and Cedella Marley present GET UP STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL|
|Tue, 11 Oct 2022 15:26:00 +0000|
Island Records are very proud to announce the release on 10 October 2022 of "GET UP STAND UP!", the Original Cast Recording of the award-winning hit West End musical of the same name which has been wowing audiences and critics alike since opening in October 2021. Featuring original cast members including Arinzé Kene and Gabrielle Brooks, alongside 'The Stand Up Crew', the fantastic group of musicians who propelled the show, the 20-track album was produced and mixed by Island stalwart Paul 'Groucho' Smykle, with arrangements by Phil Bateman, and features many of Marley's most popular, powerful, enduring and inspiring songs of freedom. The production takes its inspiration from Bob Marley's visionary lyrics to tell the Jamaican legend's extraordinary story through a truly electrifying mix of many of his most memorable songs. The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Lively Up Yourself
2. Trenchtown Rock
3. Duppy Conqueror
4. Is This Love (One Love)
5. Small Axe
6. Lively Up Yourself (acappella)
7. Roots Rock Reggae
8 Turn Your Lights Down Low
11 Lee 'Scratch' Perry
12. Punky Reggae Party
13. Waiting In Vain
14. Running Away
15. No Woman No Cry
16. So Much Things to Say
17. Three Little Birds
18. One Love
19. Could You Be Loved
20. Get Up Stand Up
Now You See The Light . . .
By Paul Morley
Get Up Stand Up is, as its sub-title says, a Bob Marley musical, but it's something more than a straightforward musical featuring the usual razzamatazz. Of course it is, because it's about Bob Marley, and all he was and is, as prophet, star, songwriter and shaman, as man of ideas and man of action. It's filled with world famous, indelible Bob Marley songs, which were never conceived to be part of a theatrical experience, but which can become that, because they were made to change shape and travel through time and space.
They made the difficult accessible and the personal universal and were destined to grow, to keep growing, and never lose their power and persuasion whatever the setting, wherever and whoever the listener, and watcher. A Bob Marley musical dazzles, because of those compelling, crowd-pleasing songs, but it also communicates the militant Marley's uncompromising message of love, unity and positivity.
As a musical, and all the other things it is, Get Up Stand Up demonstrates how the anger, spirit and conviction of Bob Marley transcends time and place, language and continents. As with Marley himself, the great ever-moving champion of change, of rebels and outsiders - whose music is played on rotation in hotel bars and on easy listening radio stations but is also a soundtrack to revolution - all is not as it seems.
Get Up Stand Up is a vivid story-telling cheer-leading rags-to-riches musical about Bob Marley starring his evocative songs, furious martial anthems and visionary, sceptical idealism, and it's an eye-opening live documentary about the dramatic life and times and historical impact of the man himself, taking him through turbulent loves and complicated collaborations from raw, provincial adolescent and ambitious, elusive interloper to international superstar. It's a love story as well, as the chaotic loves of a chaotic life so rich in incident lead to some of the tenderest, loveliest, most beautifully observed love songs and romantic lullabies ever written.
It's an analysis of creativity and the astonishingly inventive way Jamaican music evolved before and after the country's independence in 1962. It follows Marley as he imaginatively synthesises musical styles and establishes a distinctive voice and vision by bouncing off and working with fellow adventurers Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston and Rita, Judy and Marcia of the I Three, and key mentors and producers such as Coxsone Dodd and Lee Perry and later Chris Blackwell of Island Records.
Tosh, Marley and Livingston as the Wailers are a progressive Jamaican soul group with twisted rock and roll dynamics, a steely, determined, playful gang of dreamers, philosophers and warriors living life on the rough margins using psychedelic songs of faith and hope to stand up for themselves. They fight for their individual rights to such an extent they themselves fall apart. Bob is left to deal with the pressures of a new kind of celebrity and responsibility, and the exiled Peter and Bunny to deal with watching a story of success unfold without them, and their old comrade become the face of Jamaica, the ultimate icon of Rastafarianism, a shadow over their own solo efforts.
It's also a story about political awakening, of how to use resistance and defiance to generate the sense of purpose and empathy that made the songs so powerful and enduring and Marley so magnetic and revelatory. And it's a story of life and death and life after death, as Marley faces up to political turmoil, death threats, real life violence and the relentless cancer that cuts his life tragically short even as he fought and kept writing and singing to the end.
As a musical, and something other than that, it respects and continues the subversive, uninhibited and volatile spirit of Marley and the Wailers, it aims to become part of it, to develop the legacy, and constant mystery, of Bob Marley as much as turn it into simply a one-dimensional act of celebration, a fantastic but self-contained night out. It pays tribute to Marley and celebrates his mystique, melodies and messages, his eager and inquiring mind, but the main intention is to be a work in its own right that becomes an integral part of his world, not merely a nostalgic souvenir of it.
As a production, Get Up Stand Up contains its own internal and onstage collaborative shape-shifting energies, inspired by its own determination to exist against all odds – to become a spectacular West End musical featuring a challenging, flawed and contradictory black hero and activist, an exhilarating upbeat entertainment with serious points to make about colonial repression, social inequity, collective resistance, radical humanism and the vital need for liberation and emancipation.
The singers in the show playing Bob, Peter, Bunny, Scratch, the I Three, each and every character, don't imitate, they interpret, and bring their own intense spiritual energy to Phil Bateman's inventive arrangements. The musicians, the nine piece Stand Up Crew, on stage as part of the show with their experienced, eloquent feel and togetherness, don't merely copy but dive deep into the history of Jamaican music, remodelling the insinuating guitar and flashing brass, absorbing and adapting the searching, restless experiments in groove and symbolic forward motion of the Wailers ingenious rhythm section Aston and Carlton Barrett.
Producer Paul Groucho Smykle, who as an original Island Records house producer worked on heady mixes for Bob Marley, Black Uhuru and Grace Jones, is an expert in this forward motion, in the fluid, narcotic space and time of Marley's music. He produces the cast singers, and the Stand Up Crew, as an act in their own right, as an expressive, original version of the original music, the life, story and songs of Bob Marley turned into a rare hybrid of performance, theatre, recording studio, music and biography.
And as Bob Marley did at his shows, this musical, full of its own joys and surprises, its own brilliant performances and musical invention, this musical which is more than simply a musical, tough and tender, wild and thoughtful like it's subject, sends audiences home with the words 'stand up for your rights' ringing in their ears. You've had a great night, but you've also been moved to act. And as Bob Marley knew more than most, it's always time to act, to try and make things better, whatever the news.
Playful Productions, Stage Play and Cedella Marley present
GET UP STAND UP!
THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
Tickets are available from www.getupstandupthemusical.com
The album is available to order here and here
GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL,
Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES
GetUpStandUpTheMusical.com Box Office 0330 333 0088 Tickets from £15
Please note that tickets can be exchanged up to at least 24 hours before the event
|M.I.A. RELEASES 'BEEP' FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'MATA' COMING SOON – ARTWORK REVEALED [ISLAND RECORDS]|
|Mon, 03 Oct 2022 12:36:00 +0000|
With the imminent release of her highly anticipated forthcoming album MATA, groundbreaking, global trailblazer and visionaryM.I.A. has shared'Beep,' another mammoth tune from the same mind that brought us 'Paper Planes,' 'Borders,' 'Bad Gals,' most recently 'Popular,' and so much more, as she teases her forthcoming sixth studio album, expected to drop any day now
Listen to 'Beep' HERE.
'Beep' follows'Popular' and 'The One,' and sets the runway for what is set to be one of the most loved and talked about albums of 2022. More details to be revealed very soon.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important and potent multi-medium artists of this millennium, M.I.A.'scareer spans 5 studio albums, international performances, multiple sold-out world tours, GRAMMY® and Academy Award recognition, while continuously pushing the boundaries of digital and ideological possibilities. M.I.A.has never lost touch with her indelible punk spirit that inspired her glitching directorial debut; Elastica's Mad Dog music video, to her self-directed tour visuals, graphics and NFT's that continue to bend minds to this day. She has consistently paved the way in the music and digital art space and helped create a community of outcasts during the defining years of the internet, a spectrum of influence that is unrivaled by a recording artist.
MATA IS COMING SOON
M.I.A. is managed by SALXCO.
'Beep' is out everywhere now.
|SKIP MARLEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'JANE' FEATURING AYRA STARR & SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO|
|Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:36:00 +0000|
Two-time GRAMMY® Award nominated songwriter and musician Skip Marley returns with a brand new single titled 'Jane' featuring Nigerian-based Afropop sensation Ayra Starr. Listen HERE.
An irresistible end-of-summer jam, 'Jane' was produced by Rykeyz (who also produced Skip's #1 single 'Slow Down' with H.E.R., as well as hit songs by Jessie Reyez, Ari Lennox, Demi Lovato, and Rick Ross, among others). Recorded in Miami, the single comes with an official music video directed by Mid Jordan, featuring both Marley and Starr. Watch the official music video for 'Jane' Featuring Ayra Starr HERE.
Speaking on his latest single, Marley shares: "'Jane' is really about finding that thing in your life to keep you balanced and free from stress. It was a good common ground for Ayra and I to instantly connect and set the vibe."
Currently, Skip Marley is on his North American festival tour including headlining slots at Beacon Park in Detroit, MI tomorrow night, as well SummerStage in Central Park, NYC on September 26. On September 21, the young Marley will commence his headlining CHANGE TOUR, starting in Toronto, Canada. For tickets and more information, go to: www.skipmarley.com/tour
'Jane' Ft. Ayra Starr follows his last single, 'Change' released earlier this year via Tuff Gong/Island Records. Produced and co-written by Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Coldplay, Katy Perry, P!nk,) the feel-good, reggae tinged track brought all of the positive vibes at a time where the world needs it most and signified a new chapter for Skip Marley who is currently working on his debut album. Listen to 'Change' HERE.
Skip Marley earned his first RIAA Gold certified single for the #1 global smash 'Slow Down' with GRAMMY® Award-winning artist H.E.R. With over 200 million global streams, the song became the quickest and biggest-streaming song in Marley family history, and elevated Skip to over 440 million total global artist streams. It was the first time a Jamaican-born artist reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. At the same time, Skip became the first Jamaican-born artist inside the Top 15 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in nearly a decade and a half (since Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole in 2006 with "When You Gonna Give It Up to Me"). The track spent 3 weeks at #1 at R&B Radio. Skip was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B song and Best Reggae Album) and two Soul Train Music Awards, an NAACP Image award, and Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards.
'Jane' Featuring Ayra Starr is out everywhere now.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/27 - Beacon Park - Detroit, MIn
09/17 - Sea.Hear.Now Festival - Asbury Park, NJ**
09/21 - Toybox - Toronto, ON
09/23 - Higher Ground - Showcase Lounge - Burlington, VT
09/24 - Freshgrass Festival - MASS MoCA - North Adams, MA
09/26 - Central Park SummerStage - New York, NY
09/27 - Union Stage - Washington, DC
09/28 - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach, VA
09/30 - Oceans Calling Festival - Ocean City, MD**
10/02 - Harlows Night Club - Sacramento, CA
10/04 - SoHo Restaurant & Music Club - Santa Barbara, CA
10/05 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
10/06 - AURA - Tempe, AZ
10/08 - Reggae Rise Up Vegas Festival - Las Vegas, NV**
10/09 - Hangar House - Salt Lake City, UT
10/10 - Cervantes' Other Side - Denver, CO
10/12 - 3Ten - Austin, TX
10/14 - House Of Blues - Cambridge Room - Dallas, TX
10/15 - House Of Blues - Bronze Peacock - Houston, TX
10/16 - Parish at House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
10/18 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
10/19 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL
11/20 - Wonderfront Music Arts Festival - San Diego, CA**
** Festival Appearance
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SKIP MARLEY NEW SINGLE 'JANE' FEATURING AYRA STARR & SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO [TUFF GONG/ISLAND RECORDS]
|M.I.A. RELEASES 'POPULAR' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO > watch/listen here|
|Mon, 22 Aug 2022 10:14:00 +0000|
Groundbreaking, global trailblazer and visionary M.I.A. delivers yet another thought-provoking track, titled 'Popular,' out today, along with an official music video, featuring influencer-bot-in-training M.A.I. Watch HERE.
'Popular' follows 'The One' which was released in May and comes ahead of her highly anticipated full length studio album 'MATA' which will see its global release via Island Records. This new body of work, recorded in London, Los Angeles, Italy, Bali, Jakarta, and St Vincent, signifies a compelling new era for the multi-talented artist and activist, who remains one of the most captivating and innovative creators of a generation. More details to be revealed soon.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important and potent multi-medium artists of this millennium, M.I.A.'s career spans 5 studio albums, international performances, multiple sold-out world tours, GRAMMY® and Academy Award recognition, while continuously pushing the boundaries of digital and ideological possibilities. M.I.A. has never lost touch with her indelible punk spirit that inspired her glitching directorial debut; Elastica's Mad Dog music video, to her self-directed tour visuals, graphics and NFT's that continue to bend minds to this day. She has consistently paved the way in the music and digital art space and helped create a community of outcasts during the defining years of the internet, a spectrum of influence that is unrivaled by a recording artist.
'Popular' is out everywhere now.
MATA IS COMING SOON
|Post Malone “I Like You (A Happier Song)” with Doja Cat Official Music Video Out Now >|
|Fri, 29 Jul 2022 11:08:00 +0000|
|Post Malone releases the official music video for "I Like You (A Happier Song)" with Doja Cat.|
Watch the video: HERE
|GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ICON CIARA'S NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO "JUMP" FEAT. COAST CONTRA OUT NOW|
|Mon, 11 Jul 2022 12:05:00 +0000|
After teasing its arrival and stirring up genuine anticipation, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ciara unveils her eagerly awaited new single and music video "JUMP" [feat. Coast Contra]. It officially marks her debut for Republic Records and Uptown Records in conjunction with her own Beauty Marks Entertainment.
Listen to "JUMP" [feat. Coast Contra]—HERE.
Watch the music video for "JUMP" [feat. Coast Contra]—HERE.
"JUMP" sets the pace for Ciara's next chapter. Bursting out of the gate with a bang, the frenetic production underlines her confident and catchy verses before the unshakable hook promises, "It's a party when I make that thing jump." It reups her classic dancefloor-ready R&B with a jolt of uncontainable energy and spirit. Adding to hype, it features a slick verse from viral HipHop group Coast Contra. Signed to Area 51 Music/Virgin Music the talented crew of emcees includes Eric Jamal (Philadelphia, PA), Rio Loz (Cali, Columbia), and twin brothers Ras & Taj Austin (Los Angeles, CA).
Upholding a tradition of showstopping visuals, she serves up a cinematic event befitting of this anthem. Directed by Dave Meyers [Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande], the clip moves at lightspeed. Ciara not only dances atop a moving subway train, but also leads a succession of highly choreographed routines. It also boasts no less than 14 outfit and glam changes, speaking to her status as a style icon.
"JUMP" will make you move!
Prior to release, Billboard, Variety, and more celebrated Ciara's exciting announcements about new music, while HYPEBAE already pegged "JUMP" as a "summer anthem."
Most importantly, it sets the stage for her first full-length album in four years and eighth LP overall, coming soon.
The summer of Ciara is underway now.
Throughout her unbelievable career thus far, Ciara has emerged as one of the most impactful, influential, and important artists of 21st century. Beyond streams in the billions, she has earned dozens of multiplatinum, platinum, and gold certifications worldwide and delivered timeless anthems such as "One Step, Two Step" [feat. Missy Elliott], "Goodies," "Body Party," "I Bet," "Level Up," and more. Beyond appearances across film and television, she stars in The Color Purple next year. Meanwhile, her entrepreneurial endeavors include everything from her production company Why Not You Productions, co-owner of Ten To One rum, and as well as The House of LR&C, the fashion house she launched with her husband Russell Wilson in 2020. Not to mention, she sits on the board of the Why Not You Foundation and also co-authored the New York Times Bestselling children's picture book Why Not You? However, she's about to kick off her biggest, boldest, and brightest chapter yet now with her 2022 debut for Republic Records, Uptown Records, and Beauty Marks Entertainment.
GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ICON CIARA'S NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO "JUMP" FEAT. COAST CONTRA OUT NOW
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|TIKTOK STAR RAYBEKAH DROPSTHE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SINGLE 'EX BOYFRIEND'|
|Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:40:00 +0000|
Raybekah, one of Nigeria's most exciting new artists is set to drop her new single Ex Boyfriend, after the infectious track went viral on TikTok in Africa. The original TikTok clip is closing in on 20 million views, 60k creations & in 1 week it received over 9.5k pre-saves and is now sitting on 20K! The song also caught the attention of Craig David, Justine Skye, Mahalia & more and with over 1.8M social followers and just hitting 1M on TikTok - the song has become an anthem for those experiencing breakups.
Born Rebecca Chinonso Arinola, in the state of Abia state, Lagos Raybekah is blessed with a sensational voice and began writing lyrics in secondary school days before officially started making music at age the age of 15. To date she has released 5 singles and two videos.
In 2019 superstars Wizkid and DAVIDO marked her out as a major talent and in early 2020 she signed to ORA Records and will be dropping her official project soon.
Raybekah - Photo credit Ayodele Akinsiku
RAYBEKAH ON SOCIALS
|Drake Announces Surprise New Album 'Honestly, Nevermind' - >Listen Here|
|Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:41:00 +0000|
Drake has taken to his socials to announce the surprise 7th Studio
album, Honestly, Nevermind.
|Post Malone New Album 'Twelve Carat Toothache' OUT NOW|
|Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:24:00 +0000|
Post Malone's 4th studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache, is his most intimate and personal record to date. Throughout the 14 tracks, Post takes us with him on his trials with fame, giving a glimpse into the irony of seemingly having it all, but feeling like nothing all at the same time. In an interview with Billboard, Post explained he wants the new songs to "speak more to how I'm feeling at the moment: the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream."
Linkfire Album: https://PostMalone.lnk.to/tct
2. "Cooped Up (with Roddy Ricch)"
3. "Lemon Tree"
4. "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
5. "I Like You (A Happier Song) (with Doja Cat)"
6. "I Cannot Be (A Sadder Song) (with Gunna)"
8. "Love/Hate Letter To Alcohol (with Fleet Foxes)"
9. "Wasting Angels (with The Kid LAROI)"
11. "When I'm Alone"
12. "Waiting For A Miracle"
13. "One Right Now (with The Weeknd)"
14. "New Recording 12, Jan 3, 2020"
|DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF MIRAA MAY ON DEBUT ALBUM 'TALES OF A MIRACLE'|
|Tue, 07 Jun 2022 09:18:00 +0000|
Today, one of the UK's most gifted artists, Miraa May unwraps her highly anticipated debut album titled 'Tales of a Miracle'. The Algerian born singer has already demonstrated her impeccable songwriting abilities, having co-written for the likes of Jorja Smith on her hit single 'Be Honest', Mahalia on her single 'Jealous' and Little Simz for her short film 'I Love You, I Hate You'.
Now Miraa raises the stakes even higher, welcoming fans to witness the rawness that has resulted in this remarkably powerful 17 song set.
Previously released and much loved singles 'Go Girl', 'In My Feelings', 'Big Woman' and 'Wild Things' have to this point, shown different sides of Miraa. What may appear to be an R&B or pop project at first glance, becomes intricately revealed as a deeply personal album, proving what a brilliantly unique artist Miraa May is.
Heavy influences of jazz and afro pop can be found seductively weaving its way through tracks like 'Scandalous', 'Tight Tight' ft. Mnelia, 'Peckham Love' and 'Empress Me' ft. Dyo.
'Are You Ready?' is a bold entry as the introduction and sets precedence to the fearless project. Over striking piano chords transitioning into fierce drums, Miraa commandingly sings 'you can never hide from a woman, I'll take it all' - enforcing her confidence and status as a woman, Miraa has arrived and she's here unwaveringly.
'Sugamamacita' is divine feminine royalty, and a front runner for the hot girl anthem of the entire project, possessing the potential to release the inner vixen in every listener.
'Miraacle Freestyle' unfolds with a striking vocal in Algerian Arabic, her native tongue. This specific song gives fans new and old, an intimate insight into the struggles she has overcome and how much stronger she has become because of it.
Latest single 'Internet Trolls' couldn't be more relevant songs in today's social media era, and asks important questions to people who find time to hate, when they should be "getting their money up" instead.
Miraa vocalises her dismay singing "because I'm reading all this sh*t that these people talking online, when I see them in the real time it's a different vibe / you must be joking around, you don't know what I'm about."
Despite the delicate vocal, the track sends out a stern message on trolling and trolls: Miraa is not to be played with.
Dedicated to her son, 'Akeem's Outro' is a beautiful close to this regal body of art, encapsulating the pure love and joy Miraa finds in being his mother.
On top of roaringly infectious baby giggles, she sweetly serenades, "I'll never let you go, you're like my saviour / we could leave the world right now, I'll still be by your side".
Although it closes the 'Tales of a Miracle' chapter, this outro cements the beginnings of newness in her life: new love, new happiness and new strength.
Searingly honest and remarkably candid, 'Tales of a Miracle' is a beautiful blend of all genres, evoking and provoking the survivor in everyone.
All the glimpses of familiar melodies and experimental lyric renditions make this very new project feel like a sonic home you've always known and found total comfort in.
If Miraa May is a name unknown to you before today, prepare to be converted into a fan for life.
'Tales of a Miracle' is miraaculous in every sense, further illustrating why the young artist is a force to be reckoned with not just on her home turf, but way beyond.
"Ever feel yourself needing a reminder that you are in fact a bad bitch?
Photo credit: Jahnay Tennai
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF MIRAA MAY ON DEBUT ALBUM
'TALES OF A MIRACLE'
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|M.I.A RETURNS WITH 'THE ONE' - NEW ALBUM 'MATA' ON THE WAY >|
|Wed, 01 Jun 2022 18:06:00 +0000|
Groundbreaking global trailblazer M.I.A returns with a brand-new track titled 'The One.' Produced by Rex Kudo & T-Minus, 'The One' signifies a compelling new era for the multi-talented artist and activist, who remains one of the most captivating and innovative creators of a generation. The track comes with confirmation that a new album titled 'MATA' is on the way.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important and potent multi-medium artists of this millennium, M.I.A's career spans 5 studio albums, international performances, multiple sold-out world tours, GRAMMY® and Academy Award recognition, while continuously pushing the boundaries of digital and ideological possibilities. M.I.A has never lost touch with her indelible punk spirit that inspired her glitching directorial debut; Elastica's Mad Dog music video, to her self-directed tour visuals, graphics and NFT's that continue to bend minds to this day. She has consistently paved the way in the music and digital art space and helped create a community of outcasts during the defining years of the internet, a spectrum of influence that is unrivaled by a recording artist.
M.I.A will be performing live across select cities and festivals around the world this summer, as she gears up to release 'MATA' via Island Records. More details to be revealed soon.
Photo credit: Jan Lehner
LISTEN 'THE ONE'
M.I.A 2022 TOUR DATES
06/01 - Grona Lund - Stockholm, Sweden
06/02 - Heartland Fest - Funen, Denmark
06/10 - Primavera - Barcelona, Spain
06/11 - VYV Festival - Dijon, France
06/12 - Marsatac Festival - Marseille, France
06/17 - InVersion Festival - Lyon, France
06/18 - Freemusic Festival - Montendre, France
07/08 - NOS Alive - Oeiras, Portugal
07/09 - BBK Bilbao Live - Biscay, Spain
'The One' is out everywhere now.
|SEAN PAUL RETURNS WITH RED HOT NEW ALBUM 'SCORCHA' >LISTEN HERE|
|Mon, 30 May 2022 11:41:00 +0000|
Multi-award-winning Billboard chart topper Sean Paul is heating up 2022 with his eighth full-length album Scorcha out NOW via Island Records.
Throughout his career, Sean Paul has carved a home for himself while championing dancehall, as being an artist with a unique sound, look and passion. His ability to show the power and unity in music through various collaborations, across many genres has catapulted his career over the years on various charts, awards and with an enormous fanbase. Effectively Sean has brought that same concept back to his own genre and collaborated with some of his colleagues in reggae and dancehall, highlighting that together we can also make great music. Most recently, Sean earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album for his 7th studio album Live N Livin, which was released in 2021.
As always, Sean Paul is still raising the musical temperature flame.
Scorcha Tracklist: LISTEN HERE
1. As We Enter
2. Wine Up
4. Only Fanz (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
6. How We Do It (ft. Pia Mia)
8. Dynamite (ft. Sia)
9. Light My Fire (ft. Gwen Stefani & Shenseea)
10. Calling On Me
12. Borrowed Time
13. Pon Di Reel
14. Back It Up Deh
15. Bend Your Back
16.No Fear (ft. Damian Marley & Nicky Jam)
---------------Sean Paul U.S. Dates:
!! = Pitbull Dates
05/27/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
05/29/22 Monterey, CA – Monterey Fairgrounds
09/ 09/22 San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center !!
09/10/22 Laredo, TX — Sames Auto Arena !!
09/11/22 Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion !!
09/14/22 Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater !!
09/16/22 Las Vegas, NV — Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino !!
09/17/22 Las Vegas, NV — Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino !!
09/18/22 Phoenix, AZ — AK-Chin Pavilion !!
09/21/22 Chula Vista, CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheater !!
09/22/22 Irvine, CA — Five Point Amphitheater !!
09/24/22 San Jose, CA — SAP Center at San Jose !!
09/29/22 -Bakersfield, CA — Mechanics Bank Arena !!
10/02/22 El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center !!
10/05/22 Fort Worth, TX — Dickies Arena !!
10/06/22 New Orleans, LA — Smoothie King Center !!
10/07/22 Pelham, AL — Oak Mountain Amphitheater !!
10/09/22 Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena !!
10/11/22 Savannah, GA — Enmarket Arena !!
10/12/22 Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena !!
10/13/22 Alpharetta, GA — Ameris Bank Amphitheatre !!
SEAN PAUL NEW ALBUM 'SCORCHA' Listen HERE.
"[Scorcha] it marks a step forward in his evolution as an artist" –THE DAILY BEAST
"He hasn't lost his touch when it comes to crafting catchy club-fillers" - BILLBOARD
"cool, tuneful rhymes over sharp dancehall reggae beats" – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Sean Paul Socials:
It's rare for an artist to become the personification of their genre. For just a word or phrase from their mouth to conjure the entire artform. Sean Paul is one of those artists. Let him say "shake dat ting" in his commanding voice, and you'll hear the embodiment of dancehall. Across seven studio albums and counting, Sean Paul has taken the genre global, from its origin in clubs in Kingston, Jamaica to the top of the charts, packing some of the biggest venues in more than 120 countries. Only Sean has the distinction of being the first Jamaican to play shows in Kazakhstan and Madagascar.
The Grammy Award-winning, international superstar has ignited stages in over 120 other countries, performing for huge audiences in some of the biggest venues around the world. Sean Paul has earned several Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominations and is the recipient of an American Music Award, MOBO Awards, Soul Train Awards, MTV Music Awards, ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards, a Source Award and a BET Award. He is the only Jamaican artist to have won an American Music Award (2006) for Favorite Pop/Rock Male artist.
|POST MALONE DROPS THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "COOPED UP" WITH RODDY RICCH - >WATCH VIDEO HERE|
|Fri, 20 May 2022 11:35:00 +0000|
Gearing up for yet another landmark season, GRAMMY® Award-nominated RIAA diamond-certified Dallas, TX artist Post Malone has just dropped the video for his new single "Cooped Up" [with Roddy Ricch] via Mercury Records/Republic Records.
It heralds the arrival of his fourth full-length offering and the summer's most-anticipated record, Twelve Carat Toothache, on June 3, 2022. Pre-order/pre-save Twelve Carat Toothache. It stands out as his first full-length in three years since the triple-platinum Hollywood's Bleeding crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1.
To kick off the album campaign, Post performed on Saturday Night Live at the weekend, the artists first appearance on the celebrated show.
POST MALONE DROPS THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "COOPED UP" WITH RODDY RICCH - WATCH VIDEO HERE
BLOCKBUSTER FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM & THE SUMMER'S MOST-ANTICIPATED RELEASE TWELVE CARAT TOOTHACHE ARRIVES JUNE 3, 2022
Post Malone's website
|POST MALONE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE "COOPED UP" WITH RODDY RICCH|
|Mon, 16 May 2022 12:18:00 +0000|
Gearing up for yet another landmark season, GRAMMY® Award-nominated RIAA diamond-certified Dallas, TX artist Post Malone returns with a brand new single entitled "Cooped Up" [with Roddy Ricch] today via Mercury Records/Republic Records.
It heralds the arrival of his fourth full-length offering and the summer's most-anticipated record, Twelve Carat Toothache, on June 3, 2022. Pre-order/pre-save Twelve Carat Toothache. It stands out as his first full-length in three years since the triple-platinum Hollywood's Bleeding crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1.
To kick off the album campaign, Post performed on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, May 14th, the artists first appearance on the celebrated show.
"Cooped Up" notably marks the second collaboration between Post and Roddy. In 2019, the GRAMMY® Award-winning RIAA diamond-certified Compton rapper appeared on the remix of Post's quintuple-platinum anthem "wow.".
Late last year, Post tested the waters with the explosive "One Right Now" with The Weeknd. It vaulted into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and drummed up over 1 billion streams in a few months' time.
POST MALONE RETURNS WITH
NEW SINGLE "COOPED UP" WITH RODDY RICCH
BLOCKBUSTER FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM & THE SUMMER'S
MOST-ANTICIPATED RELEASE TWELVE CARAT TOOTHACHE ARRIVES JUNE 3, 2022
Album pre-order: https://postmalone.lnk.to/coopedup
Post Malone's website