A cappella superstars, Pentatonix, will hit the road this summer in support of a brand new album that the ground announced today.
Titled, PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I, the new LP will release on April 13th via RCA Records. According to an official statement, the album will feature “11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, including an arrangement of Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’.
And while a new project is great news, there is nothing like seeing the Pentatonix bring their a cappella show live, so fans can get excited that the Pentatonix will also embark on a 39-date headlining tour. Kicking things off in Salt Lake City on July 12th, the ‘Can’t Sleep Love’ singers will make stops all over North America until the tour concludes on September 16th in Chicago.
Check out the Pentatonix’s tour dates below and check out their a cappella cover of Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’.
As the holidays begin, so do the amazing variety of holiday concerts and more. From WGCI’s Big Jam with Rick Ross and Chris Brown to B96 Jingle Bash with Taylor Swift and the Backstreet Boys, Christmas is coming early for a lot of music fans in Chicago next month.
Check out our list of our 8 can’t miss concerts in Chicago next month!
Minutes ago, the Grammy award winning a cappella group, Pentatonix, stepped off stage after a memorable performance for the Wisconsin State Fair. Performing for a sold-out Milwaukee crowd, the Pentatonix’s set was full of entertaining mash ups and some of the group’s best original tracks.
Up first for the night, Us The Duo warmed up the Milwaukee crowd. Comprised of the husband-and-wife duo, Michael and Carissa Alvarado, Us The Duo brought some great folk pop to the state fair. Made famous through their covers on the popular phone app, Vine, Us The Duo have reached the mainstream with a major record deal but still take advantage of the internet to spread their sound.
After a brief set change, it was time for the Pentatonix to hit the stage. Opening with their 2015 track ‘Cracked’, from their self-titled debut, the 5-member group stood shoulder to shoulder as their Wisconsin fans went wild. Next the a cappella pros kept the momentum moving by performing their first original single, ‘Can’t Sleep Love’.
One of the highlights of the night though, came as the group performed their amazing ode to Michael Jackson, paying tribute to tracks like ‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’, ‘PYT’ and many more. Another stand out moment came as the a capella troupe broke the number one rule of a capella, using an instrument. But it was well worth it when Kevin Olusola broke out the cello for ‘Bach Cello Suite no. 1 Prelude’, while also mixing some beat boxing into the equation.
From start to finish, Pentatonix demonstrated how one’s voice can be the only instrument you need. If you thought a cappella wasn’t here for the long run, after it’s almost overnight success from the Pitch Perfect series, you are very wrong. Tonight’s sold out crowd will gladly tell you that a cappella will be a staple in music for years to come.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below.
Last night B96 and Pepsi brought a star lineup to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosement, IL with their Jingle Bash. Likely the warmest Jingle Bash on record, Chicago fans stayed warm while seeing a cast of great sets from Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes, Omi, Pentatonix, Hailee Steinfeld and Jason Derulo. The holiday show had something for everyone, and no matter who you were there for, with such a stacked lineup, nearly every song performed last night in Rosemont was a hit.
5 Seconds of Summer kicked things off, performing some of their fan favorites like ‘What I Like About You’ and ‘She’s Kinda Hot’. Despite opening the Bash, the crowd was already filled up by the time 5SOS hit the stage and the screams could be heard from across the street. Following 5 Seconds of Summer were Omi and Hailee Steinfeld to perform their hit singles ‘Cheerleader’ and ‘I Love Myself’, among others. Next up was ‘Stiches’ signer Shawn Mendes and Pentatonix, arguably the biggest acapella group in the world. Both provided something different to the lineup, yet each similarly gave the crowd their money’s worth.
Finally to close the night were hour-long sets from Jason Derulo and Demi Lovato. Despite their extended headlining sets, with such talent from the singers, they performed hit record after hit record throughout the night. While the veterans and newcomers alike gave their all into their performances, the highlights of the night came from Derulo and Lovato’s energetic performances. Let’s hope next year’s Jingle Bash is both as warm and as great as it was in 2015.
Check out our photos from the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash below.