After after and electrifying performance at this year's Super Bowl, Beyonce announced on youtube plans for her upcoming world tour. Beyonce will kick off "The Mrs. Carter Show" (in honor of hubby Jay-Z's real name, Shawn Carter) in Europe, then return stateside, ending at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in August.
The YouTube video is nothing short of regal, showing B donning her sparkliest corset and jewels and parading in front of her court.
The tour title has already received some flak, many wondering why the advocate for "Independent Women" and "Single Ladies" everywhere has forgone her last name for Hova's. Others, however, say the name may be hinting that Jay-Z will join her on stage. No confirmation on that yet, but we'd love to see the Queen and King rule the stage together.
‘The Mrs. Carter Show’ Tour Dates:
Beyonce’s World Tour Dates: Europe
April 15: Belgrade, Serbia / Kombank Arena
April 17: Zagreb, Croatia / Arena Zagreb
April 19: Bratislava, Slovakia / Slovnaft Arena
April 22: Amsterdam, Holland / Ziggo Dome
April 24: Paris, France / Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 25: Paris, France / Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 26: Birmingham, UK / LG Arena
April 29: London, UK / The O2
April 30: London, UK / The O2
May 1: London, UK / The O2
May 3: London, UK / The O2
May 7: Manchester, UK / Manchester Arena
May 11: Dublin, Ireland / The O2
May 12: Dublin, Ireland / The O2
May 14: Antwerp, Belgium / Sportpaleis
May 17: Zurich, Switzerland / Hallenstadion
May 18: Milan, Italy / Mediolanum Forum
May 20: Montpellier, France / Park & Suites Arena
May 22: Munich, Germany / Olympiahalle
May 24: Berlin, Germany / O2 World
May 25: Warsaw, Poland / National Stadium-Orange Warsaw Festival
May 27: Copenhagen, Denmark / Forum
May 28: Oslo, Norway / Telenor Arena
May 29: Stockholm, Sweden / Ericsson Globe Arena
The Mrs. Carter Show Tour Dates: North America
June 28: Los Angeles, CA / BET Experience-Staples Center
June 29: Las Vegas, NV / MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 2: San Jose, CA / HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 5: Oklahoma City, OK / Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 6: Dallas, TX / American Airlines Center
July 9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL / BB&T Center
July 10: Miami, FL / American Airlines Arena
July 12: Atlanta, GA / Gwinnett Center
July 13: Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
July 15: Houston, TX / Toyota Center
July 17: Chicago, IL / United Center
July 18: St. Paul, MN / Xcel Energy Center
July 20: Detroit, MI / The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21: Toronto, ON / Air Canada Centre
July 22: Montreal, QC / Bell Centre
July 23: Boston, MA / TD Garden
July 25: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
July 26: Atlantic City, NJ / Boardwalk Hall
July 27: Charlotte, NC / Time Warner Cable Arena
July 29: Washington, DC / Verizon Center
August 2: Uncasville, CT / Mohegan Sun
We love this hot new video shot in our home away from home Cannes, France.
Electronic Dance Music is spreading faster than Skrillex can drop the beat – from Deadmau5 on the cover of Rolling Stone to Kaskade’s sold-out performance at the Staples Center earlier last week, we just can’t get enough of the infectious, upbeat sound. Since bouncing to the electronic beat is one of my favorite things in the world – besides a good bottle of champagne, that is – let me share with you who I think are the top five major players in the EDM scene today.
This Swedish duo is wildly popular, partially because their high-energy live sets include big blow-up bananas and champagne bottles. Reported to have met at a chili cook-off in Sweden, the two are constantly inspiring each other, producing music that is full of trailblazing new beats as well as remixes and mashups. What inspired the dynamic duo to succeed in the world of EDM? Their own life philosophy, of course: “destroy dance music and have fun. Do the dada.” Headlining at both Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival, Dada Life’s best advice about one of their shows? Don’t bring your brain to a rave.
Otherwise known as Lorin Ashton, the California native has exploded on the music scene with his signature dubstep sound. Known to have no formal music training and very little understanding of music theory, Ashton fell in love with the rave scene after attending his first rave in 1995 – he was touched by the sense of community and energy he felt. His music is ever-changing, some of which is infused with a socio-political sentiment advocating for free press and true media. His activism in the community has led to a cult following of “bass heads” that follow him to Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy carnival, and Cochella.
Founder of Dim Mak Records, Aoki got two college degrees – one in women’s studies and the other in sociology – before deciding to take his underground concerts into the main stream. A clothing line, signature headphones, and co-ownership in two Los Angeles restaurants add a little entrepreneurial flavor to his electro-house beats. Watch for Aoki at North Coast Music Festival and Ultra, and stand in the front row if you want a sheet cake thrown in your face, one of the defining aspects of his live sets.
Collaborating with Calvin Harris, Nero, Flux Pavillion, Zedd, and Kill the Noise, Francis is American-born DJ that takes EDM back to its roots. With a larger-than-life Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram personality, his Wet and Reckless tour propelled him to the top of the EDM charts, placing his music in high demand both in the UK and the US. Despite his increasing popularity, Francis is known to tell fans, “I.D.G.A.F.O.S.” Want to know what it means? Google it!
Joey Youngman, singed with both Ultra Records and Ministry of Sound in the United Kingdom is another of EDM’s key players. Watch for Gartner at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Cochella, and the Global Dance Festival. Although his music is considered electro-house, he has collaborated with Deadmau5, Skrillex, and will.i.am, giving him unique sound with a far-reaching fan base.
Rihanna's kicked off her highly anticipated tour where she plans to cover seven countries seven cities in seven days! Last night at her show in Paris, Rihanna emerged on stage in a silky oversized black photoprinted tee and thigh-high black suede boots. Her hair was in a retro style, like she wore during the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
After the show Rihanna partied with Diddy and his girlfriend Cassie, Pharrell, Akon and Omarion came to hang out too!
Crisp chills are starting to fill the air as the nostalgic feeling that autumn brings sets in. Thoughts of summers love and hot nights all become clear. Polish dj/producer PiMO and American vocalist John Webb the international duo "Thrill Kill" are back bringing summers reflection to light in their new ep release “Summer Tales” Due out on October 2nd 2012.
Featuring fresh new tracks entitled “The Dance” and “How to Work” Thrill Kill adds some color to their sound with guest vocals and guitar provided by the sultry Rachel May. “Summer Tales” Is sure to bring exactly what PiMO and Webb always deliver sexy, dance driven tracks with a whole lot of bang.
How To Work (original mix)
The Dance (original mix)
Over the weekend, Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Brooklyn-native decided to take the train to his very own show at the Barclays Center.
Jay-Z entered the train station at Canal St around 6 P.M. and rode it all the way to Atlantic Avenue, where he performed his eighth and final show.
Check out the Video Below!
Christina Aguilera took to Twitter yesterday to share the cover art for her new album, Lotus. And let's just say, she pretty much shares everything.
On the cover, Aguilera is nude, with her long blonde locks draping over her chest while special effects disguise her bottom-half. It appears she's emerging out of a lotus flower.
"LOTUS album cover. Here it is! Album out Nov 13. XoXtina," Aguilera tweeted. This record will be "The Voice" star's seventh studio album and features her new hit single, "Your Body."
"I've been through a lot since the release of my last album, being on ("The Voice"), having had a divorce," the 31-year-old said recently. "This is all sort of a free rebirth for me."
And in an interview with MTV News, the singer revealed that she's learned to completely love herself, and her album represents that.
"At this point of my life, I feel that I've reached a place where I'm completely embracing everything about who I am," she said, "and I'm having more of an understanding of myself."
Check out Aguilera's Lotus cover below:
She revealed her 25lb weight gain during a radio interview this week.
And Lady Gaga kept her fuller frame covered up in a leopard-print dress while arriving at her Paris hotel on Friday night.
The 26-year-old hitmaker hid her new curves under the dramatic zip-up dress with wide peplum hips, which she wore with Victorian-style black platform booties.
The duo - made up of Stefan Gordy, 37, (aka Redfoo) and Skyler Gordy, 26, (Sky Blu) - have decided to break up after drifting apart and going in different directions.
Stefan said: 'I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we're always family. He'll always be my nephew, I'll always be his uncle.
Frank Ocean made his "Saturday Night Live" musical guest debut on the show's September 15 season premiere.
The singer performed both "Thinking About You" and "Pyramids," accompanied by surprise guest John Mayer on the guitar. The SNL season opening has garnered rave reviews, largely due to Seth MacFarlane and the show's political spoofs, but Frank Ocean's performances have also gotten great notice.
Ocean's lauded 'SNL' performance comes on the heels of the 24-year-old's early summer coming out. Ocean revealed that he was gay on his blog in July. The former John Legend ghostwriter also was a favorite performer at the MTV Music Awards this month.
Frank Ocean is an artists on the rise.
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