R&B singer Shawn Desman is currently on the road for his first ever headlining tour!
Desman has been hitting the road to bring you the best of his new album, ALIVE, which has recently been nominated for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at this year’s JUNO Awards.
Desman spills the beans on thinking outside of the box and moving into the film business. He recruited none other than Degrassi’s Melinda Shankar and Heartland’s Kaitlyn Leeb for his first movie project (which also shares the name of his latest album), Alive. Desman talks about working with the two ladies and how that experience was kind of like opening “The Shawn Desman School of Dance.”
Singer-songwriter Anjulie is currently touring all across Canada with none other than Shawn Desman!
“I’m actually a big fan of Shawn Desman, a big fan,” said the singer who previously met the R&B singer when they sang together with Elton John at last year’s Fashion Cares gala hosted by the music icon.”But this is my first time kicking it with him and seeing his shows, which I hear is amazing because I heard he can dance his ass off.”
The “You and I” singer will visit seven cities across Canada, including Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. Anjulie is currently nominated for Dance Record of the Year for this year’s JUNO Awards.
“We’re just really excited for the tour but we’re not excited to be driving through this torrential in a van all across Canada,” she said. “It’ll be an adventure.”
In this exclusive video of Anjulie prepping for her cross country tour, the singer shows off some of her sick dance moves and dishes on how her training routine. Make sure to catch Anjulie and Shawn Desman live when they roll into your ‘hood (remaining tour dates below)!
WATCH THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF ANJULIE IN REHEARSALS:
Feb. 20 – The Odeon (Saskatoon, SK)
Feb. 21 – Esplanade Theatre (Medicine Hat, AB)
Feb. 22 – SET Nightclub (Edmonton, AB)
Feb. 23 – The Venue (Vancouver, BC)
Feb 24 – Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC)
Mar. 1 – The Machine Shop- Mill Square (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
Mar. 20 – Kool Haus (Toronto, ON)
For all the EDM fans out there, Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour looks EPIC, as it should, as it’s their final journey together.
The music trio decided to move on to different projects over the summer, writing on their website on June 24: “Today we want to share with you, that the tour we are about to go on will be our last. We want to thank every single one of you that came with us on this journey. We came, we raved, we loved.”
Their final album Until Now, which was released on Oct. 22, 2012, is the official soundtrack the One Last Tour. You can find more information about tickets and tour dates on their website.
Watch their final tour video here
It’s no surprise that Justin Bieber is one of the most hardworking acts out there today. He’s basically already proven himself to the world with his pure talent, most recently off his newest album Believe. Justin has been working hard in the studio everyday rehearsing for the Believe Tour, that starts up September 29 in Glendale, AZ.
Everyone’s getting super antsy for the tour to start— cmon’ who has their countdowns going on? Thankfully, team Bieber keeps all of their followers up to date with the inside scoop on what we can expect. Jon M. Chu (who directed Never Say Never) is returning back with the crew to direct the tour and make it the most magical show ever. P.S. I’m still in favour of a NSN: Part Two. Possibly?
Of course we couldn’t love Justin enough, who just posted this new Viddy from inside the studio. What songs are you hoping make the set list?
In the third part of andPOP’s exclusive “Postcards From The Road,” Selena Gomez gives you a hint about what her favourites gifts from her fans are. She’s been given everything from necklaces to bracelets to jewelry boxes, but scrapbooks are her absolute favourite.
“They kind of describe what they feel about my music,” she said. “I love scrapbooks, those are my favourites.”
This clip is only the third of five web videos from “Postcards from the Road,” so watch for them exclusively on andPOP!! Make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you’ll be the first to know when the next videos are up.
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If you want to create a media circus, just flash a bit of your nipular area on stage. I’m not sure if Madonna choreographed the 2-second peep show for her concert in Turkey or if she was just riding the euphoric wave of performance highs but her fans certainly weren’t complaining.
During her MDNA concert in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday night the 53-year-old singer bared her right breast to fans during the song “Human Nature.” Of course, since pretty much everyone waves flashing cell phones as opposed to softly lit lighters, someone in the front section caught it all on tape.
I’m guessing the move was calculated as she turned around to reveal a large tattoo on her back that said “NO FEAR.”
Well duh, you don’t go to a Madonna concert expecting fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows (though that would be even more shocking for Madonna). During a recent show in Tel Aviv, she used Nazi imagery like swastikas and the Iron Cross during the interlude.
Some of the stunts she pulled in the 80s were so scandalous that she got pulled off certain channels, but those same images (bisexuality, sadomasochism) are hardly shocking now. The point: should we lighten up?
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Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Olly Murs,a reggae pop artist from England, that’s currently opening for One Direction on their North American tour.
Mr. Murs is yet another example of how the British are dominating North American airwaves. His career took off when he finished as the runner-up on the sixth season of The X Factor in 2009. Now he’s working on his third album, which will be released in November 2012.
Origins: Essex, England
Real name: Oliver Stanley Murs
Known for: He is known for a cheeky persona and energetic live shows.
Used in a sentence: “Olly Murs’ Catholic schoolboy appearance makes the reggae and ska influences in his music pleasantly surprising.”
File next to: Will Young, Robbie Williams
Download now: “Heart Skips a Beat” (This version features Chiddy Bang)
Notable lyrics: Read more…
Madonna used questionable imagery during her concert in Israel yesterday, including images of Adolf Hitler and swastikas. The images went up during a video interlude at one of her concerts.
One of the images was of Madonna with a swastika on her forehead and a moustache similar to Hitler’s. In other scenes, there were visuals of the Iron Cross, which was a military decoration of The Third Reich.
Granted, the Nazi images were among other scenes of violence, war and political protests, but it sparked mega controversy and many people said they shouldn’t have been used at all.
Considering the context, do you think the images should have been used?
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There are a few benefits of being the opening act on One Direction’s sold out North American tour, like Olly Murs. As if it’s not cool enough that the fellow Brit and X Factor alum is stealing the hearts of 1D’s INSANE fan base, he got to have a backstage, impromptu jam sesh with cutie Niall Horan.
Our heart was already exploding for his a capella version of “Heart Skips A Beat” but then the camera panned to Niall Horan with a guitar. Sitting on a toilet.
“Heart Skips A Beat” is Murs’ debut single and he doesn’t need any help from 1D to convince us he’s talented. The guys filmed the performance backstage at a recent gig in Toronto and posted it online later.
Watch it here:
Are the Black Eyed Peas getting a little Foolish?
No disrespect to the Peas here, that was just a pun off the fact that with Fergie taking an “indefinite leave” from the group as of November 23rd, the Black Eyed Peas are reportedly working on filling her spot with Ashanti, whose debut single was Foolish. Good one, right?
Ashanti has been touring with the Black Eyed Peas for a month now and it’s thought that this has been a test to see how well she worked with the Peas and if they thought she would fit well with the group.
An unnamed insider says that although the announcement hasn’t been made yet, expect it to be public in the next couple of days.
Not only does Ashanti have a Grammy under her belt, she has also sold more than 30 million albums so there’s really no question about it she can pull this off. However, it really won’t be by past achievements that she’ll be judged, it’s up to listeners everywhere to decide what they think of her as Fergie’s replacement.
While the Femme Fetale is touring the U.K., she’s been requesting some strange things for her dressing room.
Perez Hilton says a source close to Britney revealed she won’t go on stage unless she has the following things backstage:
- a photo of Princess Diana
- a portion of fish & chips
- 100 figs and prunes (if you send her 99 you’re so fired)
- Toothpaste (no toothbush?)
- McDonalds cheeseburgers, minus the bread rolls (guess she has enough rolls)
Britney’s been in the business for years – decades, even! She can surely get away with all these crazy demands. But no one will ever top Jennifer Lopez in the “diva demands” category. Remember when she once demanded her dressing room to be ALL white; white table, white sofa, white lamp and even white doves flying around. Here’s hoping the divas tip their staff well.
Demi Lovato called into Ryan Seacrest this morning to confirm she will be starting a major tour.
“I put on a show in New York and in Los Angeles and I had such a good time that I wanted to do a few more shows before the holidays,” Demi tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “So, that’s what I’m gonna do! We’re still planning on what cities exactly. So, you’ll have to check in and see which cities I’ll be playing.”
Dates will be announced on October 14th when tickets go on sale.
I fear I have underestimated Justin Bieber. The man-boy and current king of the universe is apparently (for lack of a better word) “tapping that.”
According Oceanup.com the two pop-stars are sharing a room on Justin’s South American tour. There’s no doubt in my mind, given the scenario, Justin must be the king of negotiating. He either somehow convinced his mother that this was a good idea or he’s got her under some human-ATM, money based hypnosis. Regardless of the semantics, he just gained another ten points in my books. Thus, his crafty Jedi mind tricks, super dates and visits to five star hotels make him a serious under-cover brother. Well done young Jedi, well done.
Some really exciting things are happening to American Idol’s Scott McCreery. He has his debut album coming out, and it’s been announced that he is touring with Brad Paisley.
“It’s really humbling that somebody like him would invite me to tour w/ him,” he tweeted. “I just hope i’m ready for any pranks he throws my way.”
Scotty McCreery’s debut album, “Clear As Day” comes out October 4th.
Bow Wow has a job! As we reported, Bow Wow has been having some financial problems and recently had his Bentley repossessed. Luckily he will be getting a pay check by touring with Chris Brown.
Bow Wow said, ”Its gone be fun ya know,” Bow Wow said of the tour, his first with Brown since 2008. “Me and Breezy are brothers man. Our fans know that. Its just a different energy when we are on the same bill together or in the same arena. The fans know what to expect, and that’s a hell of a show.”
Check the F.A.M.E. tour dates Bow Wow will appear at below.
10/5: Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
10/7: Tampa, Fla. – Ask Gary Pavilion
10/8: Charlotte, N.C. – Verizon Wireless Amp
10/9: Virginia Beach, Va. – Farm Bureau Amp
10/12: Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/14: Dallas, Texas – Gexa Amp
10/15: Houston, Texas- Woodlands
10/18: Albuquerque, N.M. – Hard Rock Pavilion
10/20: Los Angeles, Calif. – Staples Center
10/22: Oakland, Calif. – Sleep Train Pavilion
10/23: Sacramento, Calif. – Sleep Train Amp Sacramento
A source told The Sun: “Some in Jay-Z’s camp think it’s an unusual choice for her. They’re not happy. Beyoncé is one of her best friends so she’s stuck in the middle. But at the end of the day, it’s Kelly’s own choice.”
Another issue is the Chris Brown tour could interfere with her job as a judge on X Factor.
An insider says, ”Kelly is taking a real risk jetting off in the middle of her first series of The X Factor. Some of the cast and crew are worried she is not taking it seriously.”
It looks like Kelly Rowland might be making some powerful enemies. She might be treading on thin ice.
Demo Lovato has two upcoming concerts that sold out in 30 minutes, reports MTV News. One is at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City September 17 and the other is Club Nokia in Los Angeles on September 23.
“It definitely is [a preview]. I wanted to say thank you to my fans,” she said. “I wanted to show them how thankful I am for the support they gave me for ‘Skyscraper.’ At this point, ‘Skyscraper’ has done so well because of them, and I want to show them how thankful I am.
“And hopefully when I perform the concerts, Unbroken will be coming out. I’ll be really nervous to get back onstage for the first time since then, but I’ll be really excited,” Lovato said of her new album, which drops September 20.
So this might mean a bigger tour on the horizon. Stay tuned…..
The guys from Far East Movement had to hitchhike in the New Mexico desert after their tour bus broke down.
TMZ reports the guys were in the middle of nowhere, and trying to make it to Phoenix to catch a flight. Luckily a nice lady picked them up, and the guys made the flight, which was delayed because of a hail storm.
To thank the lady who picked them up, the guys gave her $200 and tickets to Lil’ Wayne’s tour.
We aren’t surprised the guys from F.E.M. were so nice. We interviewed them earlier this year and we thought they were solid dudes.
Kings of Leon is made up of three brothers and their cousin. The band claims vocal issues and exhaustion are the reason for the cancellation, along with some family feuding.
“I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad,” he told WENN.
“I just sit there and I go, ‘You know what, dude, no matter whether you’re in a band just surviving or you’re in a bus playing stadiums, one way or another you’re still among the rare breed of people that are actually getting paid to do it.’”
And he also made some comparisons to Oasis.
“It made it hard for people to have a lot of fun at their shows — because they were worried that Noel (Gallagher) was gonna get pissed off (and walk off) … But I don’t think that they (Oasis) necessarily didn’t finish shows.”
So there you go – wise words from Isaac Hanson. Now let’s listen to ”MMMBop.”
Nicki Minaj told MTV News that she and Britney Spears are getting along great while on tour.
“She reminds me of my best friend, which is really, really weird. So, whenever I see her, I feel at peace for some strange reason.”
Nicki is currently supporting Spears on the North American leg of her “Femme Fatale” tour.
Spears recently praised Minaj, describing her as a “great artist”.
“I think she has a distinct sound when she raps. It really stands out and sets her apart from everyone else. I’m happy she’s able to be on tour with me because that’s just amazing,” she said.