Less than a month removed from 2016, we have compiled our list of our favorite concert tours from the past year, before we drop our list of our “Most Anticipated Tours of 2017”. And from huge grossing tours like Beyonce’s Formation Tour, Drake & Future’s record breaking Summer Sixteen Tour and of course Kanye’s Saint Pablo Tour, to some of the more (but equally entertaining) B-side tours, 2016 was a great year for live music.
Hit the jump and check out our list of our 10 Favorite Concert Tours of 2016!
99.7 NOW!’s “Triple Ho Show 7.0” isn’t only a mouthful, it’s one of the biggest concerts of the year, and not just in the Bay Area either, but anywhere in the U.S. From some of the most exciting emerging names in music, like Hailee Steinfeld and Zara Larson, to the biggest names in music today and yesterday, with Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, the SAP Center in San Jose has everything you could want and more on December 3rd. And while tickets are all sold out, those lucky enough to attend are in for a night of their lives.
And with such a great list of artists, it’s only natural that we already have a list in mind, of songs that we absolutely need to hear at 2016’s Triple Ho Show. From Justin Bieber’s Major Lazer hit collaboration ‘Cold Water’, to Meghan Trainor’s infection single ‘No’, there are a number of songs that we can’t go without on December 3rd.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at the seventh installment of 99.7 NOW!‘s Triple Ho Show, and although tickets are all sold out, check out 99.7 NOW! for more information and listen to the station for chances to win your way in.
Tickets for iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIIS FM‘s Jingle Ball sold out in a matter of minutes, and if you take a look at the lineup it’s no mystery why. With an amazing cast of performers, from headliners like Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Bruno Mars, to the best emerging artists in music like Daya and Alessia Cara, fans in attendance at the Staples Center are bound to have an amazing night on Friday, December 2nd.
And with such a great list of artists, it’s only natural that we already have a list in mind, of songs that we absolutely need to hear at this year’s LA Jingle Ball. From Meghan Trainor’s infectious single ‘NO’ to Lukas Graham’s ‘7 Years’, there are a number of songs that we can’t wait to hear in December.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball, and although Los Angeles’ Jingle Ball is all sold out, be sure to check out the other dates for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Balls here!
Tickets for iHeartRadio and 103.5 Kiss FM‘s Jingle Ball went on sale only hours ago and it won’t be long until Chicago’s Jingle Ball becomes sold out like New York and Los Angeles. And with amazing Jingle Ball artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding and more, it is no surprise why tickets are moving fast.
So whether you got your tickets the minute they went on sale, or if you’re one of the lucky ones who grabs some before they sell out, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite songs that we need to hear at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on December 14th. From Ellie Goulding’s ‘On My Mind’ to the classic Backstreet Boy record ‘I Want It That Way’, there are a bunch of must hear songs at the Jingle Ball this year.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we 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, and check out the other dates for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Balls here!
With a huge lineup of the biggest artists in music, from pop superstars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, the most exciting emerging artists like Alessia Cara and Daya, ’90s pop legends with Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, rappers like G-Eazy and Pitbull and some of the biggest names in EDM with The Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball is the best it’s ever been in 2016.
Kicking off November 29th in Dallas, TX, and making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and more, until the tour concludes December 18th in Miami, the Jingle Ball is the can’t miss event of the year, so stay tuned at iHeartRadio’s official website for information on how you can get your tickets before they are all gone.
And to get you excited for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presents by Capitol One, we have compiled our list of our 20 most anticipated artists for the big show, in no particular order.
Common’s huge hometown music festival, AAHH! Fest, is returning this month, set to match a legendary inaugural year in 2014 which saw performances from Kanye West, Common, Twista, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, Jay Electronica and more. Although fans shouldn’t expect a surprise performance from Mr. West this time around, as he is currently on his Saint Pablo Tour, AAHH! Fest’s 2016 lineup is just as exciting. AAHH! Fest will take place on September 24-25, with a community day showcasing young Chicago artists on the fest’s first day, and fans can get tickets now at AAHHFest.com.
Check our list of the most anticipated performers of AAHH! Fest 2016 at the jump!
Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated and long-awaited sophomore album, Boys Don’t Cry, is reported expected to release this Friday, August 5th, via an exclusive deal with Apple Music and music fans everywhere could not be more excited. After failed expected release after failed expected release, with most of our hopes going down after this past July passed with no new music from Ocean, this time it finally looks like the moment we’ve all been waiting for is upon us.
And to be fair to Frank Ocean, it’s not just the time that has passed by since his 2012 debut, channel ORANGE, rather it’s the fact that the ‘Swim Good’ singer skyrocketed as the new face of R&B with his debut mixtape, and with channel ORANGE he put out one of the most critically acclaimed debut LPs in R&B, perhaps of all time. Whether we had to wait four years or four months, any amount of time seemed too long to wait and see how he answers to the critical success of his 2012 album.
So with August 5th just a few days away, we are certainly down the home stretch, but as we all set our Google News alerts and stay glued to Apple Music, these next few days will go by slow, so we have made a list of 5 Frank Ocean songs to get you through these next 3 days.
Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI is bring the Summer Jam back to the Windy City and it’s all going down Friday, June 17th at the United Center. In what will surely be Chicago’s biggest rap concert of the summer, the Summer Jam will feature some memorable performances from Fetty Wap, T.I., Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Desiigner, Lil Durk, Plies and Kent Jones. While a concert from just one or two of these artists would be a can’t miss event, with such a stacked lineup, there is no better place to be than the house that Michael Jordan built in just a couple weeks.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at the WGCI Summer Jam, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can!
To no surprise, Milwaukee’s lineup for Summerfest this year is the most diverse of all major music festivals in 2016. Yesterday “the World’s Largest Music Festival” revealed its over 90 headlining acts (with more to come), so today we have our most anticipated headlining acts for Summerfest 2016. This year Summerfest takes place from June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 1o at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, WI and you can check here for ticket information. Ticket prices start at just $13 and $80 right now for an 11-day pass (these are not misprints), with various promotions that run all festival long. Lollapalooza may be having its huge 25th anniversary just 90 miles south, but there is no better way to spend eleven days of your summer at one of the most unique music festivals that the country has to offer.
It wasn’t easy to decide who we are most excited to see at Summerfest this year, but definitely hit the jump to check out our ten most anticipated acts of Summerfest 2016. And be sure to check out Summerfest.com for more information!
In 2014 our Editor-in-Chief and lead photographer Dan Garcia teamed up with Pigeons & Planes to cover Lollapalooza, live at Chicago’s Grant Park. Returning to the festival the next year, Garcia got to witness some of the best moments from the premiere festival in the past couple years. Returning to Grant Park this year, Lollapalooza is expanding the festival to include a fourth date for its 25th Anniversary, and many expect festival organizers to release its best lineup yet by the end of the month. So to celebrate Lolla’s 25th Anniversary and built up anticipation until it’s forthcoming lineup is announced, we are sharing some of our favorite moments and photos from Lollapalooza since our publication’s inception.