If Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg have two things in common, it’s their love for rap and their love for weed. So it was only right that the two go on tour this summer, and (pun intended) name it “The High Road” tour with Merry Jane as the sponsor. And if Wiz and Snoop weren’t reason enough to get excited for this one, they will have some great company on the road as the lovely Jhene Aiko and the always entertaining Kevin Gates and Casey Veggies will join them as very special guests.
The tour is set to kick off July 20th in West Palm Beach and will make stops throughout North America, including Toronto, Chicago, New York and many more, until the tour concludes in early September. Pre-sale starts today with the code MERRYJANE, so get your tickets here while you still can.
Check out the tour dates for “The High Road” tour below.
Drake surprised many this morning as the 6 God took to Twitter to drop two brand new records. First was his Wizkid and Kyla collaboration ‘One Dance’, but even bigger was Drake’s huge and unexpected collaboration with “The Throne”. Titled ‘Pop Style’, Drake recruits Kanye West and Jay Z for his hot new record. Not only is this an all-star collaboration, but this one is sure to get a ton of play.
Sorry Canada, but hockey is ours now. While ice hockey will remain as Canada’s premiere sport, probably until the end of time, and football will remain king in the U.S., for the first time in 46 years no Canadian teams will make the NHL playoffs.
What makes things even worse for Canada is 46 years ago, there were only two of two Canadian teams who didn’t make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This time around there are seven total NHL teams in Canada who were eliminated from playoff contention, all with several games left in the NHL season.
Not since 1993 has a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup and not since 2011 has a Canadian team even made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, and this year will mark an 22nd straight year that an American team will take home the Cup.
This alone is not why hockey is ours now, after all even though U.S. teams are dominant in the NHL today, they all have plenty of imports from Canada. However this year will also mark the first time that an American born player will win the NHL’s coveted Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the player with the most points in the regular season.
Unless Jamie Benn can put up 12 points in 2 games, or Sidney Crosby can get 18 in 4 games, both while having the number one spot remain pointless in his next 3 contests, Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane will become the first ever American born player to win the Art Ross. Kaner is also the favorite for the Hart Trophy, given to the league’s Most Valuable Player. If he takes home the Hart as well, he will become the first American born-and-raised player to do such.
New York-born Billy Burch won the trophy in the ’20s, however he moved to Toronto at an early age.
This isn’t all. Sales have also been dominated by American teams. While the Montreal Canadians consistently remain as one of the top selling NHL teams, a Canadian team has not reached the number one spot in attendance since the 2007-2008 season.
Don’t worry Canada, just as you have been dominating our music scene in the past few years, we have dominated hockey. Both Justin Bieber and hockey are ours now.
You will always have a big place in the history of hockey though. However, if you don’t start getting your act together, hockey will only continue to evolve into an American sport.
We will gladly take your exports, after all, the Blackhawks couldn’t prosper without Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford, but hockey is only getting bigger in the States.
In anticipation of his huge forthcoming tour along side A$AP Ferg, rapper Tory Lanez has released his newest music video, this time for his record ‘LA Confidential’. The new track is beginning to climb up the charts right now and features big collaborations from Miguel and producers Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat. If you like what you hear, Lanez’ new album is slated for later this year, on Blanco’s Interscope imprint, Mad Love.
Check out music video for ‘LA Confidential’ and see if Lanez is coming to a city near you below.
Adding to their forthcoming appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Hollywood Vampires are going on their first-ever tour this summer. The rock supergroup, which features Johnny Depp (yes, that Johnny Depp), Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses) and Matt Sorum (Guns N Rose), will kick off their tour on May 27th in Lisboa. The group will return to the U.S. July 3rd in Atlantic City and will make stops in Michigan, Stockholm and more, until the tour concludes July 25th at the California Mid-State Fair.
Gary Clark Jr. holds the fate of a whole genre in his hands alone, and I mean that in the most literal way possible. When Clark Jr. holds his guitar, show after show, he is keeping blues rock alive in 2016. With huge co-signs from the Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and critics across the board, Buddy Guy even called Gary Clark Jr. the savior of blues. I first had the opportunity to hear Clark Jr. live, performing in support of Outkast’s huge reunion tour in 2014. Since then I’ve seen him perform at a couple festivals throughout the country and I always leave impressed.
Tonight Gary Clark Jr. traveled to the Windy City in support of his second studio LP, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, with his headlining tour of the same name. Performing for a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, fans of all different ages and go-to genres got to see one of the world’s best guitarist live in action. Today marked April Fools’ Day but tonight’s performances at The Riv were certainly no joke. There was no better place to be in Chicago tonight than Gary Clark Jr.’s sold-out show.
To warm up the crowd tonight was another one of Austin, Texas’ most talented artists, country music singer Carson McHone. McHone received a lot of local attention after her self-titled EP in 2013, and since then she has shared the stage with Lydia Loveless, Charlie Mars, David Ramirez, and even toured in support of Shakey Graves last summer. Tonight though, McHone shared the stage with her fellow Austin native and performed a number of records off her latest studio album, Goodluck Man. While you wouldn’t expect an alternative country singer to warm up a blues rock crowd, that’s just what she did tonight. Despite minor feedback issues on the production side and some outside fan chatter from the bar area, the performance was excellent in every way. McHone has a lovable and calm stage presence that fans can’t help but enjoy. Sometimes a guitar is still a guitar, and despite the differences in McHone and Gary Clark Jr.’s music, the two both know how to work the guitar and write some great records.
Soon after McHone stepped off stage, it was time for the man of the night. The lights went low and the crowd erupted in anticipation of the night’s headlining performance. Gary Clark Jr. kicked off his set with his track, ‘Bright Lights’ from his 2012 debut, Blak and Blu, an LP which scored the Texas guitarist his first two Grammy nominations. ‘Bright Lights’ may not be one of Clark Jr.’s biggest records, but the B-side is definitely one of his best to see live.
Throughout the night, Gary Clark Jr. performed the majority of records from The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, a few awesome covers, and a lengthy encore. With his epic guitar solos, Gary Clark Jr.’s guitar almost served as a separate band member for the night. Considering the fact that the ‘Don’t Owe You a Thing’ singer has been killing it on guitar since he was 12, it is no surprise that his solos stole the show. And that isn’t to say that his vocal, the rest of his band and everything else weren’t on their A-game, because they definitely were. If you get a chance to see Gary Clark Jr. perform this spring or summer, you need to jump on the opportunity. No matter what type of music you gravitate towards, you will definitely leave the performance in awe.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and check out the remaining dates from Gary Clark Jr.’s headlining tour here.
April Fools aside, tonight Gun N’ Roses will actually reunite to perform their first show in 23 years, in Los Angeles, CA. But if you can’t make it there, don’t worry, because today the legendary rockers also announced their huge reunion tour.
Billed as the “Not In This Lifetime” Tour, Guns N’ Roses will make stops in a number of stadiums throughout North America. Following their April performances at Coachella, Mexico and Las Vegas’ new T-Mobile arena, the tour will officially kick off June 23rd at Detroit’s Ford Field. Axl Rose and company will also make stops at Soldier Field in Chicago, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and more, until the tour concludes on August 22nd in San Diego.
Check out the official dates for the “Not In This Lifetime” Tour below. Tickets for the general public go on sale April 8th via Ticketmaster.
Last year was a great first year for Chicago’s premiere beachside music festival, Mamby On The Beach. Unlike anything else in the Windy City, Mamby brought some of your favorite names in EDM to Oakwood Beach in Chicago. And fans today will be happy to hear that Mamby is returning this year, this time on July 2nd and 3rd. What better way to lead up to your 4th of July celebrations?
A limited amount of pre-sale VIP and GA tickets are available now at MambyBeach.com, so get them while you still can! Last year the festival invited some huge names in music like Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Royksopp, Phantogram and many more, so you don’t want to miss out.
Stay tuned as we will update our readers with more info and Mamby‘s anticipated 2016 lineup.
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