With even more artists to be announced, Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI has announced its huge lineup for 2018’s “Big Jam”. With performances from Kodak Black, Tory Lanez, Young Dolph and a headlining set from everyone’s favorite, Cardi B, this year may be the biggest and best WGCI Big Jam yet!
If one thing is clear, it’s that you won’t want to miss the biggest new artist in the world right now, Cardi B, when she comes to the United Center on November 24th to perform some of her big chart topping hits!
Tickets for the general public go on sale this Saturday, October 20th at Ticketmaster.com. Get them fast before they are all gone!
One of pop’s biggest emerging stars, 21-year-old singer Bazzi, has released his brand new music video. With the assist from ‘Havana’ singer Camila Cabello, who Bazzi toured with this year, the Cinderella-inspired visuals for ‘Beautiful’ is a must watch to kick off your week.
Both Bazzi and Camila will be hitting the holiday concert circuit for a number of radio stations and cities throughout the country this winter, so don’t miss your chance to hear the new record live and in person.
Watch Bazzi’s music video for ‘Beautiful’ with Camila Cabello below.
Rappers Future and Juice WRLD have combined forces for the hottest new collab of the month.
Titled ‘Fine China’, the Atlanta and Illinois natives make for an awesome duo on the new track, and hopefully just the first of many more to come in the future. Juice WRLD and Future have been in the studio for the past couple weeks, and fans are desperately hoping for a collaborative album to come.
Just days away from the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet closed out the current leg of their headlining tour at The Sylvee, Madison’s brand new music venue. With a sold-out crowd, lead singer Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake and Sam on guitar and drummer Danny Wagner were all poised to deliver an energetic performance that would set the standard at The Sylvee for all bands that will soon follow.
Thursday night was a night for celebration for many reasons. Not only is rock’s biggest emerging band days away from their debut’s release date, while also capping off the current leg of their tour, but the band had also just announced its big North American tour for 2019, a tour which will also make its final appearance at Wisconsin’s capital city, this time across the street at the Breese Stevens Field. Many fans in Madison got their first taste of Greta Van Fleet live last evening, and without a doubt a majority of yesterday’s crowd will return for Round 2 next summer.
So as the general admission venue filled up and the audience filled their stomachs with a custom locally brewed Greta Van Fleet American Pale Ale, the Kiszka brothers and Wagner greeted the crowd with their breakout single and everyone’s favorite, ‘Highway Tune’.
And while it’s hard to imagine how a performance could possible go up-hill form there, Greta Van Fleet managed to pull it off with ‘Edge of Darkness’ which continued for nearly 10-minutes and featured a show-stopping guitar solo from Jake Kiszka and ended with Josh breaking his tambourine over his knee before throwing the pieces into the crowd for a few lucky fans. The track alone made the night feel like it would never end, and the crowd certainly didn’t want it to.
Throughout the night, Greta Van Fleet teased their new album while taking brief breaks between songs to talk to the crowd. “We’re not gonna lie, this is one of the greatest audiences we’ve ever seen,” Josh told the crowd after ‘You’re The One’, a new record from their upcoming album.
And not only was it a great audience, but it was an especially diverse audience, proving that Greta Van Fleet’s music casts a wide net and is for anyone to enjoy. The front row was filled with middle aged men and women who likely grew up on hard rock while also mixed with college kids who walked to the venue from their campus apartments. Nothing brings people together like music.
As the night went on, the crowd watched in awe as Greta Van Fleet showed off their veteran talents and stage presence, despite being less than a week away from their first full length project and barely old enough to drink their own custom ale. Then, to cap off an already memorable night, Greta Van Fleet said goodbye to their Madison fans with performances of ‘Black Smoke Rising’ and ‘Safari Song’.
Although Badger fans won’t be rooting for anything Michigan related this weekend, as the University of Wisconsin football team faces Michigan in Ann Arbor, Wisconsin is all in on Greta Van Fleet, as is the rest of the music world. The band is easy to root for, and whether or not hard rock is you go-to genre of choice, you can’t help but be impressed by Greta Van Fleet’s revival of a nostalgic sound from decades past.
As more people become aware of the awesomeness that is Greta Van Fleet, the only question that remains is will the Breese Steven Field be a big enough venue for the band by the time summer comes along?
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below and get your tickets for Greta Van Fleet’s 2019 tour here.
With Michigan’s Greta Van Fleet set to conclude their current tour tomorrow night at Madison’s brand new venue, The Sylvee, the emerging rockers have just announced their 2019 North American tour, which will also conclude at Wisconsin’s capital city.
Kicking off on May 7th in Miami, Greta Van Fleet will make stops in Atlanta, Raleigh, Orlando, Toronto, New York and more throughout the summer. You can expect performances from Greta Van Fleet’s forthcoming debut LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, currently scheduled for an October 19th release.
Check out the dates and locations for Greta Van Fleet’s 2019 North American tour below.
Chance The Rapper’s Kanye West-produced album, Good Ass Job, is on its way, but don’t expect a surprise drop in the immediate future. In a sit down interview with Tim Westwood, Chance revealed that Kanye’s forthcoming LP Yandhi is amazing but “coming sooner than Good Ass Job.“
Chance also revealed that he is in charge of the album and the “longer (Kanye) stays (in Chicago) the more connections that’ll happen… I want to do a good ass job on everything.” We don’t know when the project will drop but the Chicago rapper revealed that some songs are done, and we certainly expect greatness from the highly anticipated album.
Watch Chance The Rapper’s full interview with TimWestwoodTV below.
Take a spin with Meg Myers with her new music video for ‘Jealous Sea’, from the singer’s new sophomore album, Take Me To The Disco.
Directed by Clara Aranovich (who directed Myers’ video for ‘Numb’), the visuals for ‘Jealous Sea’ show Myers walking through Los Angeles while exploring her wild side. ‘Jealous Sea’ is one of 12 tracks from Meg Myers’ new album, which debuted at #5 on the Current Alternative Chart and#6 on the Current Rock Chart.
Watch Meg Myers’ new music video for ‘Jealous Sea’ below.
iHeartRadio’s legendary Jingle Ball is invading a city near you for another holiday season. And Chicago fans should get excited now, as 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball has announced its highly anticipated lineup for 2018.
Performing at Chicago’s Jingle Ball this year will be Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter! The Jingle Ball will take place at Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Wednesday, December 12th. Capital One cardholders can grab their tickets on October 10th (10AM CT), but tickets for the general public go on sale Monday, October 15th.
Get more information on Chicago’s Jingle Ball and the rest of the Jingle Balls throughout the country here!
It was just over a year ago that Ed Sheeran delivered an amazing performance at Chicago’s Allstate Arena for his headlining Divide (÷) Tour, and 13 months later Sheeran’s tour is still rolling and bigger than ever, as Sheeran made the leap from performing U.S. arenas to selling out stadiums. So although the songs and style have stayed about the same, Thursday night’s sold-out performance at Soldier Field was on an entirely different level than shows past.
Marking the Grammy winning singer’s biggest Chicago show to date, fans fought the cold to fill the home of the Chicago Bears to watch Ed Sheeran and his memorable one-man-show.
So to get the night started, fans who arrived on-time were rewarded with two great opening sets, from emerging ‘I Like Me Better’ singer Lauv and Northern Ireland’s Snow Patrol. From Lauv showing us why he is one of our favorite new artists to Snow Patrol closing their set with their mega-hit ‘Chasing Cars’, the first half of the night had its share of great moments.
But despite great sets to kick off the night, there was no denying that Ed Sheeran is the man who everyone came to see. And when we say “the man”, we couldn’t mean it more literally because it was Ed Sheeran and Ed Sheeran alone who blessed the stage for the headlining performance. No band, no backup singers, just Ed Sheeran, his guitar, a mic and a loop pedal, a long-time Sheeran staple for his live shows. However, with tens of thousands of fans in attendance and surely a few first timers, Sheeran still took the time to preface that he was performing with no pre-recorded instrumentals or a band hidden behind his massive stage production.
Sheeran started off his set on a high note with his ÷ single ‘Castle On The Hill’, before showing off his rapping skills with ‘Eraser’. Throughout the performance Sheeran jumped from tracks from ÷ and hits from his previous LPs, putting together a carefully crafted setlist. One minute fans are singing along to ‘The A Team’ and the next Chicago’s Irish community is jamming out to Ed’s performance of ‘Galway Girl’.
What was most surprising about Sheeran’s Soldier Field show was the night’s overall mood. Despite a huge stage and performing at the biggest venue in Chicago (reserved for the biggest names in music), Ed Sheeran still delivers an especially intimate performance. Talking with fans between songs and leaving the poppy tour theatrics at home, it feels like it’s just you and Sheeran in the room, that is until Sheeran closed out his performance with his 2014 track ‘Sing’, where there was no avoiding the 50,000 fans joining in the song’s chorus.
The night didn’t end there however, as Sheeran returned after his regular set to perform a 2-song encore of ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ and his huge 2017 single ‘Shape Of You’, the track that likely played the biggest role in raising Sheeran to the stadium status that he holds in the U.S. today. While Sheeran’s regular set already made for a memorable night, the encore was the cherry on top of an amazing performance.
It isn’t hard to find a surplus of reasons to catch Ed Sheeran live on tour. He has dominated the charts for the past two years and his infectious personality makes him one of our favorite singer to root for, and did we mention he has one of the best voices in music today? While pop tours often follow a cookie-cutter format, Ed Sheeran’s creativity makes for a very unique and special experience that all music fans enjoy.
Last night’s show was certainly perfect in more ways than one.
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below and get your tickets for the remaining dates of the Divide Tour here.
Everyone’s favorite, Halsey, has returned with her brand new single ‘Without Me’. After premiering the track on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Halsey dropped the new track on multiple platforms for streaming and download here.
Speaking on the new record, Halsey said told fans “Questioning your purpose and your effort in a relationship can be confusing and draining. But it’s important to self-reflect and know your worth and value… This record is about understanding your worth. It’s a very honest record. And it helped me prove to myself that I can still manifest my feelings into art after all this time. My music will always be the vehicle that carries my heart.”