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Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled Fill Chicago’s Allstate Arena with Fans and Positive Vibes


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Fans in Chicago had their pick when it came to live music Friday night. With P!nk kicking off her 2-night residency at the United Center, and G-Eazy treating rap fans to a great night at the Aragon, our loyalty landed with the awesome co-headlining lineup of DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato. Also billed the Tell Me You Love Me Tour, after Lovato’s newest studio album, fans at the sold-out Allstate Arena were certainly gifted with a great time from the tour’s opening act, Kehlani, but the night was all about the co-headliners of DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato.

After Kehlani set the mood with some of her best tracks, including her infectious single ‘Honey’ and her Calvin Harris and Lil Yachty collaboration ‘Faking It’, it was time for the wildly entertaining DJ Khaled to really get the party started.

Opening his set with the cutest video, showing off Khaled’s adorable son Asahd, the Miami-based mega producer hit the heart strings of the crowd, telling fans: “every morning I tell Asahd ‘I love you, I got you’, but the truth is… he’s got me.” After that moment, DJ Khaled asked Chicago where the winners were, as he emerged from stage right to his record ‘All I Do Is Win’ and Fat Joe’s ‘All The Way Up’.

The majority of DJ Khaled’s performance fit the mold of his opening, balancing between hit tracks and Khaled’s life coaching and thoughts on family. Where else are you going to party to your favorite songs while also enjoying the quotables and spiritual guidance that only DJ Khaled, the world’s best hype-man, has to offer. Khaled even gave love and a special shoutout to all the mothers and fathers in the audience, for bringing their sons and daughters to the show.

While DJ Khaled’s set is likely and expectedly similar for every night of the tour, Khaled took time to get behind the DJ booth and play some records special for Chicago, including some Chance The Rapper and Kanye West’s ‘N*ggas In Paris’ and ‘Good Life’, and Khaled’s Windy City fans were certainly living the good life. “Is this Chicago!?”, Khaled asked the crowd.

And if you went into the performance wondering how DJ Khaled would keep your attention, given the fact that the majority of his songs are performed by his A-list friends like Drake, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Rihanna, any doubts you had were quickly shattered by DJ Khaled’s contagious positivity and unique stage presence. And you didn’t need Rihanna and Bryson Tiller to come on stage to thoroughly enjoy ‘Wild Thoughts’, but Khaled did invited Kehlani back on stage for one more song, as DJ Khaled praised the Bay Area singer as the future.

Whether you mostly enjoyed his hilarious dancing, his record scratching, being part of his Snapchat and Insta Story or his curation of the perfect playlist, the performance was full of highlights to choose from. Star artists need to take note, and join Demi by making DJ Khaled a major key to their tours.

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So with DJ Khaled delivering the ideal performance to set the stage for the night’s second headliner, Demi Lovato was ready and waiting to slay. No stranger to the Allstate Arena, having most recently visited the Rosemont arena for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball with Halsey and The Chainsmokers, and also making a stop at the Allstate on her last co-headlining tour with Nick Jonas, Lovato has found a second home in Chicago.

Immediately, as Lovato appeared and kicked off her set with her Tell Me You Love Me record, ‘You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore’, the crowd erupted. Clearly Demi still “does it” for her fans, because not only was the show sold-out, but energy levels throughout the arena never reached a low.

After the set’s opening track, the first of many video interludes played, as Demi was already making her first outfit change of the night. Demi then performed another song from her 2017 album before throwing it back to her hit track ‘Cool For The Summer’.

While Demi opted out of a major and over the top production for the tour, she easily made up for it by killing it when it came to the essentials. The tour might not have the laser lights, pyrotechnics and huge props that other artist’s may offer, but last night stood out with the amazing talents of her supporting dancers, the plethora of gorgeous outfits, an emotional trip to the B-stage and piano, and most importantly with the A+ pipes that Demi has been blessed with. Although it’s no secret that Demi Lovato has a great voice, Friday was evidence of the fact that Lovato doesn’t get quite enough credit for easily having one of the biggest and best voices in music today. Even if she didn’t have the catalog of hit records that she has, the majority of pop artists today can’t hold a candle to Demi’s vocals.

The night’s setlist was heavy on Demi’s Tell Me You Love Me LP, tracks that can be also heard in the singer’s new documentary “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated”, a unique and personal window into Demi’s life, and the same can be said about last night’s performance. As Demi ended the main portion of her set with a trip to the piano, to perform her song ‘Father’, a song dedicated to hate late father; Lovato told the crowd that she initially decided to never perform the track live, as it was too difficult and personal. But as Lovato has succeeded in finding a great grip on her confidence and metal health throughout the years, a message which resonated with the crowd, she decided that she was ready to share such a performance with her fans on tour. Needless to say, the performance was beautiful and tear jerking.

And after such a raw moment, Demi Lovato brought the crowd’s spirits back up with an awesome 2-song encore of ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ (joined by the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus) and her new album’s title track, ‘Tell Me You Love Me’, ending the night on a great note.

Get your tickets for the remaining dates of Demi and Khaled’s tour at here.


Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled Announce 2018 North American Tour


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In support of her new LP, Tell Me You Love Me, singer Demi Lovato will embark on her headlining tour in 2018. With support from the wildly entertaining DJ Khaled, Demi and Khaled will have the major keys to a great tour.

Lovato will kick things off on February 26th in San Diego and will make stops in Chicago, Dallas , Minneapolis, Detroit and many more, until things come to a close on March 31st in Tampa. Pre-sale for the 20-date tour begins on October 30th and fans can visit DemiXKhaled.com for more information.

Check out Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled’s tour dates below.

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Stream DJ Khaled and Drake’s New Track “To The Max”


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After teasing the collaboration for fans, DJ Khaled released his new Drake-assisted track, ‘To the Max’. With adorable cover art starring Khaled’s newborn son Asahd, ‘To the Max’ is set to be another hit single for the summer, even if not to the same degree of Khaled’s ‘I’m The One’, which is dominating on the radio right now.

DJ Khaled has also announced a June 23rd release for his forthcoming project, Grafeful. So far Grafteful has delivered features from Drake, Chance The Rapper, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and more, so we can only imagine what the rest of the project will have to offer.


Stream DJ Khaled and Drake’s ‘To The Max’ below.

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DJ Khaled Releases His All-Star Featured Track “I’m The One” ft. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper & Quavo


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After images from the music video shoot started to appear online, everyone and their mother has been excited for DJ Khaled’s next star-studded track. With an all-star cast of features, including Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne and the Migos’ Quavo, DJ Khaled’s new single ‘I’m the One’ is stacked.

Not only can fans watch the new music video and stream the track, but the collab can be downloaded no via iTunes

Watch the official video for DJ Khaled’s mega-track, ‘I’m the One’, below.

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Freaky Deaky Day 2 In Photos: DJ Khaled, A$AP Ferg, Metro Boomin & More


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Yesterday marked the second day of Chicago’s Freaky Deaky 2016. With everyone in their best Halloween costumes, fans were prepared to keep the momentum going from the memorable opening night on Friday. Now in its second year at its new location at Toyota Park, fall’s elite Chicago music festival delivered again this year! Freaky Deaky fans last night saw sets from DJ Khaled, A$AP Ferg, iLoveMakonnen, Metro Boomin and many more, and we were there to capture the best moments.

Check out the photos of what the second day of Freaky Deaky had to offer, courtesy of our contributing photographer Jesus Montero.

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Giveaway: Win a Pair of 3-Day Passes to Freaky Deaky 2016


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Want to see Disclosure, DJ Khaled, Lil Dicky, Travis Scott, Desiigner, Schoolboy Q, Metro Boomin and many more this Halloween weekend? Why wouldn’t you, right? And that’s why we are giving you a chance to see them all when Freaky Deaky comes to Chicago (Bridgeview, IL) on October 28-30. Enter our contest with React Presents and you can score a pair of general admission passes to see it all for yourself. This event is 18+.

Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration and Freaky Deaky on social media, by sharing the contest with your friends, and by scoring yourself a free to the festival, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends Monday, October 19th.

But why leave things to chance? Buy your tickets and check out more information here.


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Freaky Deaky Announces 2016 Lineup: Disclosure, DJ Snake, Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q & More


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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Chicago and React Presents don’t subscribe to the notion that music festivals need to end in the summer, and that’s why the Windy City’s Halloween themed music festival, Freaky Deaky, is returning for another year. Last year Freaky Deaky got to see live performances from Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren, Pretty Lights, 2 Chainz, Logic, Vic Mensa, Flying Lotus and more, and this upcoming Halloween weekend (October 28-30) fans get to enjoy an even bigger and better lineup.

Coming to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL this year for Freaky Deaky will be your favorite names in electronic music like Disclosure, DJ Snake, Tiesto, Snails and more. Rap fans will get their fair share at Freaky Deaky as well, including performances from Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Lil Dicky, ‘Panda’ rapper Desiigner, Metro Boomin and Schoolboy Q, just to name a few.

Check out the promo video and full lineup below, and don’t wait until October, get your wristbands now at FreakyDeakyHalloween.com.

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