In support of his new album, 404, singer Barns Courtney will hit the road in 2020 for a big headlining tour. Led by singles like “99” and “You And I”, the singer’s dedicated fans can’t wait to enjoy the first live performances from Barns Courtney’s latest efforts.
Kicking off on April 28th at Albany, New York’s The Hollow, Courtney will make stops in San Francisco, Austin, Phoenix, Charlotte, Detroit, Santa Ana and more, until the tour comes to an end on June 4th in St. Louis at Delmar Hall. Fans can get tickets and find more information for Courtney’s upcoming tour here at his official website.
Check out the dates and locations for Barns Courtney’s “The 404 Tour” below.
Maren Morris is on top of the world right now. After taking home the night’s biggest award, for Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards, Maren Morris wrapped up her huge Girl: The World Tour with a couple final dates in the Midwest, including a big performance at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.
No stranger to Milwaukee’s historic venue, Maren Morris’ weekend performance was her biggest in Milwaukee to date. From her co-headlining show with Jon Pardi to her opening set for Keith Urban at the Bradley Center, Maren Morris has delivered a number of memorable performances in Milwaukee. The “My Church” singer added to that list of great performances on Friday night.
Kicking off her performance with her newest album’s title track, Morris performed the majority of her critically acclaimed album, Girl, as well as many stand outs from her debut album Hero, and even a couple entertaining covers as well. Maren also treated fans to a special solo performance of “Crowded Table”, one of the Grammy winning singer’s collaborations with her new country supergroup, The Highwomen.
From start to finish, the expecting mother and emerging country superstar showed us again how she is one of the best entertainers in music today. While it’s unclear when Maren Morris will make her next visit to Milwaukee, since needless to say she will be very busy in the next couple years, fans can’t wait to welcome her back.
Check out our favorite photos from Maren Morris’ Milwaukee tour stop below.
Kanye West’s brand new religious LP, “Jesus Is King”, is beloved by christians, raps fans and critics alike. And in support of the number one album, Kanye has dropped the official music video for one of the album’s standout tracks, “Follow God”.
The video only comes in at two-and-a-half minutes and very minimal, but is a must see for any Kanye fan. Fans can experience Kanye’s new album, live and in person, at The Forum in Los Angeles this weekend. Purchase your tickets now on Ticketmaster.com.
Watch Kanye West’s official music video for “Follow God”.
Narwuar the Human Serviette, the best interviewer in the entire game, headed down south from Vancouver to enjoy a weekend at the hottest new music festival, Day N Vegas.
The always entertaining plaid dressed journalist took time to interview one of the best emerging artists, Doja Cat, in the Sin City. As always Nardwuar blew the artist away with his deep research skills and awesome gifts.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award winning musical “Hamilton” made it’s long awaiting debut at Milwaukee’s Marcus Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night for a diverse sold-out crowd. Kicking off the blockbuster hip-hop infused musical’s 32-show run, as part of it’s national tour, Hamilton will bring joy to thousands of Milwaukee fans throughout the engagement which runs through November 17.
Whether you consider yourself a Varsity Broadway type or if you’ve yet to attend the city’s beautiful Marcus Center and instead rode the wave of Hamilton’s cultural impact of the last half decade, the Tony Award winning musical has something for everyone.
If you’ve been in a coma since 2016, Hamilton has brought broadway to a larger audience and at the forefront of pop culture thanks to the imagination of actor, composer and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has since became a household name with the success of the musical. Hamilton tells the story of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton, a West Indies immigrant who became the Robin to George Washington’s Batman during the Revolutionary War. And while the musical, which was based on Ron Chernow’s biography “Alexander Hamilton”, certainly delivers a rich history lesson to its audience, Miranda’s use of rap dialogue and a score that blends jazz, R&B, blues, rap and Broadway makes for an unlikely combination that totally works.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, like Hamilton, was an unsung hero whose story is now being told on a national scale thanks to the success of the musical, and although you won’t enjoy Miranda’s skills as an actor during the musical’s run in Milwaukee, Hamilton is a fine-tuned product now made on a large scale with little variation to ensure that the hundreds of audiences that enjoy the musical every year all witness the same quality of performance.
Hamilton’s national tour is led by a carefully crafted cast of some of the best actors in the country, including Joseph Morales and Nik Walker, who portray Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, the musical’s protagonist and antagonist. Not to mention the talented musicians and technicians that work tirelessly behind the scenes to allow the actors to shine at their full potential for every city and every performance.
Morales makes Miranda proud with his amazing portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, and while he can’t fill Lin-Manuel’s shoes in all aspects of the visionary’s life, as a Broadway actor he is second to none. But while Morales’ acting is near perfect, the musical’s central character is far from it. Hamilton tells the rags to riches story of one of America’s most famous immigrants and our nation’s first Treasury Secretary, but the character still has his share of flaws including his off-putting relentlessness and public sex scandal.
In many ways, Alexander Hamilton’s friend turned foe, Aaron Burr (played by Nik Walker), is the more relatable character of the musical. Audience members may find themselves sympathetic for Burr as his jealously boils throughout Alexander Hamilton’s rise in America with Walker’s impressive portrayal. Although Burr is undoubtedly the “bad guy” of Hamilton, it’s not that easy as the musical blurs the lines in a realistic and historical way.
The list of what makes Hamilton so great is massive, but there is no better way to experience the performance than live and in person. You can bump the musical’s Grammy winning soundtrack while you’re reading Alexander Hamilton’s biography, but nothing compares to the real thing.
Hamilton tells a compelling story in a unique fashion that only Lin-Manuel Miranda knew would work. So whether you bought your Marcus Center season pass just to get your tickets as soon as possible or whether you’re one of the 40 lucky “Hamilton Lottery” winners selected during each performance of the Milwaukee run, Hamilton is a must see for any person that enjoys entertainment. Hamilton is bringing together fans of rap, American history and Broadway types thanks to the talents of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the amazing cast and crew of the musical’s U.S. tour.
Limited tickets remain for various performances through Milwaukee’s 4-week run, so get yours now while they’re still available. Hamilton’s Milwaukee run lasts through November 17, 2019.
While Kanye West fans patiently await the release of Ye’s forthcoming LP, fans have a new trailer for Kanye’s “Jesus is King” IMAX film, which the rapper dropped earlier today.
The IMAX film, which is directed by Nick Knight, drops on October 25th (with some early showings on the 24th) and fans can get their tickets here. The trailer won’t give you a deep look into the experience, so you’ll want to get your tickets and check out the film yourself to see what it’s all about.
Tickets for the iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM Chicago Jingle Ball are on sale now and while some tickets still remain, with names like the Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan and NF on the bill, this year will surely be a sell out.
So whether you already have your tickets to the highly anticipated show or you’re one of the ones who will claim your sets before they’re all gone, we have compiled a list of some of the songs that we need to hear at this year’s Chicago stop of the Jingle Ball Tour on Wednesday, December 18th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the five songs that we absolutely need to hear at this year’s 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can!