No April Fools, today is a huge day for fans of Carly Rae Jepsen as the ‘Cut To The Feeling’ singer announced her new album and a headlining summer tour.
The tour, which shares its name with the forthcoming LP, Dedicated, will kick off on July 27 in Anaheim after the album’s May 17th release. The Dedicated Tour will also make stops in Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Detroit, Minneapolis and more, until the tour comes to an end on August 10th in Los Angeles. Fans can purchase tickets for the new tour here.
Dedicated is Carly Rae’s first album since 2015’s E*MO*TION and is led by tracks like ‘Now That I Found You’ and ‘No Drug Like Me’.
Carly Rae Jepsen is embracing self-love with her brand new single, ‘Party For One’.
The new track is Jepsen’s first solo work in over a year, and is expected to be from her follow-up to her 2015 LP, E•MO•TION. If a new single wasn’t enough, Carly Rae also dropped the official music video for the record, featuring Jepsen and others solo in hotel rooms.
Watch Carly Rae Jepsen’s fun music video for ‘Party For One’ below.
M&M’S delivered a great night of music and chocolates to the Chop Shop last night, as part of their M&M’S Spotlight series. Following their New York concert with DNCE at the Brooklyn Bowl, the first of the series, this time M&M’S invited Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to the Windy City to give her fans a unique concert experience that they would not soon forgot.
With mounds of every type of M&M’S you could dream of, a photo booth to capture the night with friends, virtual reality experiences and of course a free concert from the ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer, the pop-up concert was a big success.
Although Carly Rae wasn’t scheduled to perform until 8PM, fans got to share a very special moment earlier in the evening as M&M’S announced a “raffle” for a free VIP upgrade. Unbeknownst to the winner and the audience, this contest was staged from the beginning. Soon after the winner went on stage to claim his prize, his boyfriend joined him on stage, grabbed the microphone and got on one knee to share his feelings in front of the sold-out crowd. The fan told his boyfriend that “sometimes somebody else can explain how you really feel, better than you can”, right before he quoted Jepsen’s hit single, ‘I Really Like You’, and proposed to his boyfriend. The two sealed their engagement with a hug and a kiss as the audience applauded for the happy couple.
Moments later, it was time for Carly Rae Jepsen to step on stage. Opening with her 2008 track, ‘Runaway With Me’, Jepsen kicked off her set on a high note, and then took time to thank M&M’S and show love for the city of Chicago. Jepsen followed with a variety of tracks from her debut LP, her 2012 album Kiss, and of course a number of records from her latest album, Emotion. And although the entire audience was full of Jepsen’s biggest fans, who sang every word and earned their spots by waiting in line for several hours before the doors opened, the highlight of Jepsen’s set came at the end.
Performing her hit singles ‘Call Me Maybe’ (which Jepsen dedicated to the newly engaged couple) and ‘I Really Like You’, to cap a wonderful night as colorful balloons fell from the sky, Jepsen’s great performance left her fans begging for one more song. Although a setlist we uncovered before the performance didn’t call for a scheduled encore, Carly Rae and her band heard the chants from backstage and blessed her fans with a true impromptu encore performance. The song that Jepsen settled on backstage? Her Owl City collaboration, ‘Good Time’, which couldn’t have been any more fitting for how the night went.
Check out our photos and the setlist from M&M’s Spotlight with Carly Rae Jepsen below.
If it wasn’t cool enough that Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Full House” cover and theme song for Netflix’s new “Full House” reboot, “Fuller House”, recently charted on Billboard, less than an hour ago Carly Rae invited the star of the 90s sitcom, actor/comedian Bob Saget to perform a very special duet of her nostalgic cover.
Currently in Milwaukee for her Gimmie Love Tour, Carly Rae was performing at the Tuner Hall Ballroom, just a mile away from Bob Saget’s standup performance at The Pabst Theatre. Lucky for Carly Rae’s fan, Saget’s performance ended in time that he could rush over to join Carly Rae to help perform her ‘Full House’ cover. Bob Saget’s Backstreet Boy’s cover, reworked as ‘Danny Tanner Was Not Gay’ will forever be a classic, but Saget just can’t hit the high notes that Jepsen can. Either way though, it made for an awesome performance from the two.
Watch Bob Saget and Carly Rae Jepsen team up to perform the ‘Fuller House’ Theme below.
Minutes ago, Canadian singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen stepped off stage at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom. Currently on her Gimmie Love Tour, Jepsen put on a memorable performance that we really really really liked (forgive our horrible pun). All jokes aside, Carly Rae’s growth as an artist has been consistent, album after album and year after year. Jepsen is much more than a former standout contestant on Canadian Idol, and certainly more than just the singer behind her 2011 hit ‘Call Me Maybe’. Jepsen’s third studio album, E•MO•TION, was critically acclaimed across the board and wound up on many year end lists (a rarity in the pop world), she contributed a huge cover for the theme song of Fuller House, and her ongoing Gimmie Love Tour has been enjoyed by fans and critics alike. Jepsen definitely showed love for Milwaukee tonight and the feeling was mutual.
Opening for Jepsen tonight was Los Angeles-based alt-folk pop trio, Fairground Saints. The fun group, which consists of Mason Van Valin, Megan McAllister and Elijah Edwards, performed some of their fan favorites like ‘Can’t Control This Weather’, ‘All For You’ and ‘Turn This Car Around’. The guy-guy-girl trio complemented each other especially well and made for a unique combination. Together, Fairground Saints definitely set a great tone for the rest of the night.
Next up for the night was New York based electronic duo Cardiknox. Consisting of singer Lonnie Angle and producer/guitarist Thomas Dutton, Cardiknox just put out their debut album Portrait today, and they put on an unofficial live release party for the Milwaukee crowd before Jepsen hit the stage. And moments before Cardiknox’s final song, Carly Rae came out with a cake bearing Portrait’s artwork to congratulate her openers on their big day. The duo performed a number of cuts off their new LP and you could tell that they were just having fun out there, celebrating their album’s release.
Following Fairground Saints’ and Cardiknox’s performances was the woman of the night, Carly Rae Jepsen. Jepsen kicked off her performance with a number of records from her 2015 LP, including ‘Making the Most of the Night’, ‘Run Away With Me’ and her album’s title track. In total Jepsen performed nearly every track from E•MO•TION, while still making time for cuts from her 2012 album, Kiss, including an emotional performance of her record ‘Curiosity’, a personal highlight from the night and a performance that her Wisconsin fans will not soon forget.
While it seems like just yesterday that Carly Rae Jepsen rose to stardom in the U.S., the 3o-year-old singer is no rookie to making music and touring, and tonight was a clear example of that. Jepsen’s performance may not have had the theatrics that some pop tours have, but rather Jepsen gave an intimate and polished performance that was almost without flaws, which is much better if you ask me. And if the night couldn’t be any better, half way through her set Carly Rae brought out Full House/Fuller House star, comedian Bob Saget, to perform Carly Rae’s cover of the classic sitcom theme. Fans tonight saw a great 20-track setlist, a Danny Tanner appearance, and a performance where song after song Jepsen showcased her exceptional voice and her infectious charm.
Check out our photos from Carly Rae’s Milwaukee performance below, and be sure to check out the remaining dates on her Gimmie Love Tourhere.
Chicago is bar none one of the best cities for live music, not only in the U.S. but in the world. Whether you are seeing an intimate performance at the Concord Music Hall, a packed show at some of the city’s most historic venues like the Chicago Theatre or the Aragon Ballroom, one of the cities awesome music festivals, or even a huge production at the United Center, Chicago has something for everyone.
And right now, even in the middle of winter, it’s a great time to catch a show in the Windy City. This month alone fans can check out some performances by rapper GoldLink, R&B’s super emerging artist Bryson Tiller, the talented Carly Rae Jepsen, American soul singer Leon Bridges and many more.
Bryson Tiller @ House of Blues (3/4)
In just a few days Bryson Tiller is bring his T R A P S O U L Tour to Chicago’s House of Blues. With a scheduled opening performance from They., which will surely set the tone for the rest of the night, there is not a better place to be this Friday than Chicago’s Marina City. Unfortunately if you haven’t got your tickets yet, you may be out of luck, as tickets are all sold-out. But for those lucky enough to get tickets on time, you are surely on track to start off this upcoming weekend on a high note.
Carly Rae Jepsen @ The Metro (3/12)
Don’t necessarily expect her to perform her Full House theme cover that picked up a lot of buzz on the internet, but you can certainly expect Carly Rae Jepsen to put on a great show at The Metro in Chicago next week. The ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer and Canada native put out one of the best albums last year, with her latest LP Emotion, and if her live shows are half as good as her new album, then fans will definitely get their money’s worth March 12th. Tickets for this one are all sold-out, so if you missed out, definitely be sure to get your tickets on time when Carly Rae comes back to the Windy City.
GoldLink @ The Chop Shop & 1st Ward (3/9)
GoldLink is easily one of the most exciting rappers to watch in 2016. Last year he introduced himself to many, while opening for Mac Miller on his GO:OD AM Tour. So after picking up a bunch of new fans in 2015, 2016 is definitely the year of GoldLink. He has a huge co-sign from Rick Rubin, his lyrics are more than impressive, and anyone who has seen him live will tell you that he puts on a great show. Tickets for this one are a steal, only $16, so get them now before they are all gone.
Fall Out Boy @ The United Center (3/12)
Fall Out Boy is expected to put on one hell of show next week at the United Center. Accompanied by AWOLNATION and Pvris, expect Pete Wentz and company to blow the roof off at the house that Michael Jordan built. Chicago definitely shows love for Fall Out Boy so tickets have been gone for quite some time, but if you’re one of the many thousands to be in attendance next week, be prepared to have a night that you won’t soon forget.
Leon Bridges @ The Chicago Theatre (3/11)
Leon Bridges had an amazing 2015 and it seems like he has been on tour ever since we first heard his name. His debut album Coming Home was by far one of the best projects of last year, it landed Bridges his first (of many to come) Grammy nomination, his live performances are critically acclaimed, and you can see all the above for yourself at the history Chicago Theatre on March 11th. Tickets for this one as well, have long been sold out, so if you already have your tickets, get ready for a great show.
Charlie Puth & Phoebe Ryan @ Park West (3/22)
Charlie Puth probably had the best year imaginable in 2015. His Wiz Khalifa-assisted smash hit ‘See You Again’ was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, song of 2015, and most importantly it introduced Charlie Puth to the world and showcased his amazing song-writing skills. His new single ‘One Call Away’ is getting a lot of traction on pop radio, and you can see the talented singer-songwriter perform at Lincoln Park’s Park West on March 22nd with the equally talented Phoebe Ryan. Expect Puth to perform a number of tracks from his 2016 debut album, Nine Track Mind, and Ryan to perform a number of her fan favorites, including her new single ‘Chronic’. Tickets are all sold out, so if you didn’t get yours in time, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep a close eye on Puth, as he is easily one of the most exciting pop artists to watch this year.
Hermitude @ The Chop Shop & 1st Ward (3/10)
Following their sold-out headlining tour last fall, Australian hip-hop duo Hermitude are returning to the Windy City for a headlining show at The Chop Shop & 1st Ward. On March 10th fans are sure to hear a number of cuts from the duo’s latest LP, Dark Night Sweet Light, which was well received by many. The album featured the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Chuck Inglish, Estelle, Pell and more. And even if you can’t make it to the Chop Shop this month, be sure to make the trip down to Manchester, TN to see the guys perform at Bonnaroo this year! Get your tickets for Hermitude’s forthcoming Chicago show before they are all sold out, here.
In support of her third studio album, Emotion, ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen is headed on her huge “Gimme Love Tour” come early next year! Kicking off on February 12th in Raleigh, Carly Rae will hit over 30 stops on her U.S. tour until it concludes on March 26th in Huntington, NY. Landing on a large number of year end lists, Jepsen’s most recent efforts on Emotion are her best yet and her most critically acclaimed to date, with stand out singles like ‘I Really Like You’ and ‘Run Away With Me’.
If her new tour does her new album justice, as we are sure it will, this is definitely not a tour to miss out on. And with over 30 dates across the country, Carly Rae is almost definitely coming to a city near you!
Check out some of the tour dates below and get your tickets now at CarlyRaeMusic.com!