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Review: iHeartRadio Music Festival Kicks Off with Performances from Morgan Wallen, Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Richie & More

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Lionel Richie brings the Hello Tour to the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL on June 11, 2019.

Last night the always star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile arena for a packed evening of performances from the top names in music across all genres and several decades. Kicking things off for the festival’s 2022 lineup, names like Morgan, Wallen, the Black Eyed Peas, Diplo, Sam Smith, Lionel Richie and many more all graced the stage.

Up first for the evening, none other than Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, helped fans feel the moment with some of his biggest hits like “Don’t Stop the Party”, “Timber”, “Give Me Everything” and more. A late add to the 2022 lineup, Pitbull was a great bonus for the Las Vegas crowd and was a perfect selection to kick things off, although creating a tough act to follow for the rest of the night’s performers.

Next up, Sam Smith blessed the stage and gave fans the perfect blend of the new and the old. Not only did Smith perform some of his biggest early hits like “Latch” and “Stay With Me”, but he delivered a very special performance of his brand new single “Unholy”. Fans not only were treated to the first live performance of the new single, but Smith also brought out the song’s collaborator, Kim Petras, for a unforgettable surprise. Don’t be surprised if their new track becomes one of the hottest songs of the end of 2022.

Following Smith’s 6-track performance, a music icon, Lionel Richie, danced on the ceiling to perform of career spanning set with some of his classics. Just because Richie has been sitting in the judges seat lately, doesn’t mean that he forgot how to perform himself, as the 73-year-old singer still can work a crowd.

Switching up genres for a moment, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s The Black Keys gave a big dose of rock to the T-Mobile arena. Although the duo doesn’t perhaps share a huge fanbase with some of the other festival performers, they won the crowd over with their music either way. Continuing to deliver for the older half of the crowd on Friday night, Pat Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo took fans back to the ’80s with classics like “Love is a Battlefield” and an awesome mashup of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” with Benatar’s 1979 single “Heartbreaker”.

Taking things forward a couple decades, the Black Eyed Peas returned to the iHeartRadio stage and reminded fans of the countless number of hits that they have in their back pocket. Without enough time to even perform full versions of their hits, BEP delivered energetic performances of songs like “Let’s Get It Started”, “Where Is the Love?”, “I Gotta Feeling”, “Pump It” and “Boom Boom Pow”. No Fergie, no problem. The Black Eyed Peas will always get a crowd on their feet.

Next up, it was time to bring a little bit of country to the Sin City as country music’s biggest emerging star, Morgan Wallen, was the headlining singer for the night full of music legends. While certainly a country superstar, Wallen’s music casts a wide net and his performances of songs like “You Proof” and “Whisky Glasses” were a perfect fit for the evening.

But what would a iHeartRadio Music Festival be without one of the world’s top DJs? And for that reason, Diplo had to close things out with his mixes of some of the biggest tracks today.

Finally, to close things out with one final surprise, Diplo welcomed back Morgan Wallen to the stage as the two performed their 2020 collab “Heartless” live for the Las Vegas crowd as a final goodbye to the epic night (until the festival runs things back tomorrow of course).

Our Favorite Moments from Weekend 3 of Summerfest 2021

Wiz Khalifa, Dave Matthews Band, Polo G and more dominated crowds at the last weekend of Milwaukee’s Summerfest 2021.

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Dave Matthews Band delivered another memorable Summerfest performance this past weekend (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Last weekend marked the third act of Summerfest 2021. While the late summer/early fall segmented format was certainly an adjustment for fans, the lakefront festival (as always) welcomed some of the biggest names in music.

And what a great finale this past weekend was as a number of major performers stopped by to deliver the return of live music to Milwaukee, including names like the Dave Matthews Band, Wiz Khalifa, Run The Jewels, Polo G and many more!

Check out some of our top moments from the third and final weekend of Milwaukee’s Summerfest 2021 below.

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New Music: Listen to Major Lazer’s Spicy New J Balvin & El Alfa Assisted Single “Que Calor”

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Diplo’s Major Lazer has released it’s brand new single. Featuring J Balvin and El Alfa, “Que Calor” is a spicy new single to bring the summer to a close.

If a new track wasn’t enough, Major Lazer has also dropped the official music video for the single, directed by VMA award winner Colin Tilley and choreographed by Calvin Hodge. ‘Que Calor’ follows the release of Major Lazer’s ‘Make It Hot’, which features Anitta, from the EDM supergroups highly anticipated fourth album.

Watch the official music video for ‘Que Calor’ below.

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U.S. Cellular is Hosting a Free Diplo Concert at Summerfest, 5 Days Before Opening Day

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Five days before Summerfest kicks off its 2018 season, U.S. Cellular is inviting fans into the grounds early for a special free concert from superstar DJ/producer, Diplo.

Performing at the festival’s new U.S. Cellular Connection Stage on June 22nd, fans will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Gates will open at 7pm and the first 1,000 people in attendance will also receive a free Summerfest ticket.

Check out Summerfest’s full lineup of headliners below.

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Watch Diplo’s New Music Video for “Color Blind” ft. Lil Xan

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Self-described as the “most unique sound” from his forthcoming EP, Diplo has released the track and music video for his new track, ‘Color Blind’. Teaming up with the emerging Lil Xan, the new single is definitely a must listen.

In a message to fans, Diplo calls the record a “perfect match of styles to make something brand new”, and the results will leave fans of Lil Xan and Diplo both very happy.

Watch Diplo’s new music video for ‘Color Blind’ with Lil Xan below.

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10 Songs We Need to Hear at Los Angeles’ iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

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!

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iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIIS FM Announce Lineup for Los Angeles’ 2016 Jingle Ball

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIIS FM gave their Los Angeles fans a sneak peak of their Christmas gifts this morning as the lineup for the 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball was announced. Performing at this year’s LA Jingle Ball, which will take place Friday December 2nd at the Staples Center, will be Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, Diplo, Lukas Graham, Daya and a special appearance from Niall Horan.

With something for everyone and a handful of artists that could sell out the Staples Center on their own, the Jingle Ball is easily the can’t miss concert in LA to wrap up your 2016. And if you have a Capitol One credit card you’re definitely in luck, as a special pre-sale is available from October 13th at 10:00 AM PT until the 16th (or until tickets sell out).

Get more information on tickets at 102.7 KIIS FM’s official website here.

iHeartRadio Announces First Round of Jingle Ball 2016 Artists

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

As temperatures drop, holiday decorations hit shelves and pumpkin spice appears everywhere, it’s just a matter of months before the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball hits an arena near you. And in anticipation of the biggest tour in pop music, iHeartRadio has announced its first round of Jingle Ball 2016 artists.

Blessing a Jingle Ball stage near you, artists like Charlie Puth, Diplo, Daya and Fifth Harmony will perform at various Jingle Balls throughout the country. Don’t think that’s it for performs either, as many other huge artists are sure to join the tour, which saw performances from Selena Gomez, One Direction, The Weeknd and more in 2015.

This year the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 Tour presented by Capital One, will make stops in Dallas, San Francisco/San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Tamp and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, so you have virtually no excuse to not make it out.

Tickets for these dates will go fast however, so be sure to pick some up ASAP, with a pre-sale beginning on October 13 at 10 AM (local time) and runs through October 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 17 at noon, and will be available at iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.

Mad Decent Block Party 2015 Lineup Revealed: Skrillex, Diplo, Vic Mensa and More!

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Vic Mensa
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

The Mad Decent Block Party has announced its 2015 lineup of artists and its stacked! Music’s biggest block party kicks off July 31st in Atlanta and hits stops in New York, Los Angeles, Canada and more until its final stop in Chicago on September 26th. Mad Decent‘s 2015 artists include Jack U (Diplo and Skrillex), Major Lazer, Tyler the Creator, Vic Mensa, Towkio, Cashmere Cat, T-Pain, Zeds Dead, iLoveMakonnen and many more! You can get your tickets and check out market specific lineups at MadDecentBlockParty.com.

Check out the 2015 Mad Decent Block Party lineup and dates/locations below!

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Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo) to Make Their Midwest Debut at Spring Awakening Music Festival

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Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival lineup just got that much more sweet, as it was announced that Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo) will appear as the surprise headliner (this will mark the first time that the two have performed in the Midwest as a duo). Jack Ü is bound to put on a great show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, as they will be performing in promotion of their debut album, which released last week with appearances by Missy Elliott, 2Chainz, Justin Bieber and more. Spring Awakening takes place June 12-14, and you can buy tickets now. Check out the full lineup below, which also includes Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Zedd, Diplo, Afrojack and more!

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