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FEATURING: 5 Pop-Side Artists (Who Aren’t Billie Eilish) Making Waves with Fantastic New Music

Billie Eilish continues to dominate the music scene with her unique sound and chart-topping hits. However, there are many other artists making significant strides with their new releases. Here are five mainstream artists you should definitely check out, spanning a range of genres and styles, most of who have recently released fresh tracks.

1. Sabrina Carpenter

"Espresso" single cover

Sabrina Carpenter has been steadily rising in the pop music scene, and her recent releases are a testament to her growth as an artist. Her fifth studio album, emails i can’t send, released on July 15, 2022, debuted at number 23 on the Billboard 200, marking her highest entry on the chart to date. The album featured singles like “Vicious” and “Nonsense,” the latter peaking at number 56 on the Hot 100 and achieving Platinum certification. Following this, she embarked on the Emails I Can’t Send tour in September 2022.

In March 2023, Carpenter released a deluxe edition of the album, with the single “Feather” becoming her highest-charting song, reaching number 21 on the Hot 100 and number one on the US Pop Songs chart. She performed at high-profile events like the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2023. Her involvement in Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour as the opening act for several international shows further solidified her growing stardom. Recently, she released the single “Espresso” on April 12, 2024, which became her first top-10 hit on the Hot 100, peaking at number four, coinciding with her performance at Coachella 2024.

Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter

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2. Renee Rapp

Renne Rapp's 'Snow Angel' album cover

Renee Rapp, known for her Broadway roots in Mean Girls: The Musical, has made significant strides in her music career. She recently reprised her role as Regina George in the musical film adaptation of Mean Girls, released in theaters on January 12, 2024, and on streaming on March 5, 2024. However, Rapp has expressed her intention to focus solely on her music career due to the anxiety she experienced in the acting environment.

Rapp’s debut extended play, Everything to Everyone, released in November 2022, was followed by a deluxe version in February 2023. Her debut studio album, Snow Angel, dropped on August 18, 2023, and a deluxe version with additional tracks, including a remix of “Tummy Hurts” featuring Coco Jones, was released in November 2023. She has been actively touring, with her Snow Hard Feelings tour, supported by Alexander 23 and Towa Bird, showcasing her dynamic stage presence and deep connection with her audience. Rapp’s music blends pop and R&B influences, creating a sound that is both contemporary and timeless.

Renee Rapp
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WILLOW's 'empathogen' album cover

WILLOW has continued to evolve her sound and artistic persona. In February 2022, she withdrew from Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, The World Tour due to production limitations but quickly bounced back by featuring on Camila Cabello’s track “Psychofreak” in April 2022. Her fifth studio album, COPINGMECHANISM, released on October 7, 2022, features collaborations with Yves Tumor and showcases a bold dive into alternative rock with singles like “Maybe It’s My Fault” and “Hover Like a Goddess.”

WILLOW’s recent releases continue to push boundaries. Her first single since COPINGMECHANISM, “Alone,” came out in November 2023, followed by “Symptom of Life” in March 2024 and “Big Feelings” in April. She announced her sixth studio album, empathogen, which was released on May 4, 2024. With a unique blend of punk, metal, and introspective lyrics, WILLOW’s new work explores themes of identity and self-discovery, solidifying her place as a dynamic force in the music industry.

Photography: Anthony Arquier

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4. Chappell Roan

Chappell Roan's "The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess" album cover

Chappell Roan has been steadily carving out a niche for herself with her vibrant and catchy pop tunes. After moving back to Los Angeles in 2022, Roan worked a series of odd jobs before signing a publishing deal with Sony. Her independent single “Naked in Manhattan,” released in March 2022, was praised as a “queer girl bop” by NPR, highlighting her tender and nostalgic lyrics. Following this, she joined Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Tour and Fletcher’s Girl of My Dreams Tour, gaining significant exposure.

Roan’s subsequent releases, including “Femininomenon” and “Casual,” showcased her versatility and willingness to experiment with different sounds and themes. Her debut headlining tour, Naked in North America, in early 2023, was a hit, featuring themed stops and drag queen openers. Roan’s first full-length album, The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, released in September 2023, further established her as a rising star. Following the album’s release, she embarked on the Midwest Princess Tour, which saw her performing across North America and internationally. Her latest single, “Good Luck, Babe!”, released in April 2024, has already garnered significant attention, debuting at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieving 7 million streams in its first week. Roan’s growing popularity on Spotify and high-profile performances, including at Coachella, mark her as an artist on the rise.

Chappell Roan
Chappell Roan
Photography: Ryan Clemens

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5. Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo's 'Guts' album cover

Olivia Rodrigo burst onto the scene with her debut single “drivers license,” and she hasn’t slowed down since. Her Disney+ documentary, Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U, detailing the making of her debut album Sour, was released on March 25, 2022. Rodrigo received seven nominations at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album for Sour, and Best Pop Solo Performance for “drivers license”.

Rodrigo’s second album, GUTS, released on September 8, 2023, debuted atop the Billboard 200 and was acclaimed as the most critically acclaimed album of 2023 by BBC News. The album’s lead single, “Vampire”, became her third single to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first artist to debut the lead singles from two career-opening albums at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Following the success of GUTS, Rodrigo announced her GUTS World Tour, which runs from February to October 2024. She also released a deluxe version of the album, GUTS (Spilled), in March 2024. On April 13, 2024, Rodrigo made a special guest appearance at No Doubt’s Coachella show, where she performed the band’s 2000 single “Bathwater” alongside them. Rodrigo’s music continues to capture the angst and emotions of youth, solidifying her place as a pop icon for a new generation.

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo
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Billie Eilish’s Latest Release: Yeah…We Couldn’t Ignore This One

Billie Eilish "Hit Me Hard and Soft" album cover

You didn’t think we’d skip over Billie Eilish’s new album, did you?

On April 8, 2024, Billie Eilish announced her third studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, which was released on May 17, 2024.

This album marks Eilish’s highest-performing album yet, with 339,000 units earned and over 193 million streams.

This album is incredible.

Despite a close race with Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department, Eilish’s album debuted at number two on the albums chart. To support the album, she announced the Hit Me Hard and Soft: The Tour, which will cover North America, Oceania, and Europe from September 2024 to July 2025.

While Eilish and Swift continue to dominate the charts, these five artists are proving that there is plenty of fresh talent in the music industry. Sabrina Carpenter, Renee Rapp, WILLOW, Chappell Roan, and Olivia Rodrigo each bring something unique to the table, offering new music that is well worth a listen. Whether you’re into pop, rock, or something in between, these artists have something for everyone.

Honorable Mentions

For those interested in more emerging artists making waves with their recent releases, here are a few to check out:

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    Billie Eilish
    Photography: William Drumm

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    Featured photos (top, from left to right) by Anthony Arquier (WILLOW), Unknown (Sabrina Carpenter, Renee Rapp), Ryan Clemens (Chappell Roan), Nick Walker (Olivia Rodrigo)


    NEW YORK — 

    “My intention writing this song was to get myself out of deep, heavy, painful feelings and move towards the light,” NYC-based art pop singer/songwriter BRIDGET BARKAN says, sprinkling positivity and support on our breakfasts this morning with her new single and music video “GOOD THINGS,” released May 21, 2024.

    Sonically glam/pop meets Grizzly Bear meets Pat Benatar, this “actress of music” and former Scissor Sisters backup singer says, “theatrical performance is always there for music videos, and my dance background always finds its way back in, as well.”

    Bridget Barkan “Good Things” Music Video

    Emotionally weighted by personal tragedies, loss, and challenges exacerbated by the events of October 7, 2023 and the ongoing war in Gaza, Bridget was mired deep in a dark place. “I was going through a lot emotionally and personally that October, as were a lot of people in the world with the attack on October 7th and the impending war,” she explains. “All that I was going through personally exploded out of me, and I found connections between a lot of the experiences: the duality of sorrow and relief, as well as the heart’s true compassion… No matter the perspective, you can see that many truths exist at the same time.” 

    Losing her father (the celebrated songwriter/producer Marcus Barkan who wrote for Nat King Cole, Lesley Gore and even wrote the Banana Splits theme song “Tra La La”, among many others) during the pandemic meant she had to struggle with the loss in isolation due to the quarantine. Bridget also suffered a great deal of personal trauma in the last year from a miscarriage and a difficult breakup. “Good Things” finds her emerging from the grief to celebrate life and overcome all this hardship. The accompanying video is an incredibly beautifully shot and dramatized expression of the song, really showcasing her artistry and vision, capturing the beauty and wonder in life while also grappling with the inevitable pain– reminding everyone they are not alone.

    Bridget Barkan "Good Things" artwork
    Bridget Barkan
    Photo credit: Will Polanco

    Written from a 5-step songwriting process Bridget invented as a songwriting workshop instructor at Carnegie Hall where, for the last seven plus years, she has taught incarcerated youth and NYC teachers, “Good Things” holds onto the glimmer of light in a dark and hardened world. 

    Bridget explains about a line from the song: “I used to love October changing leaves on Halloween, but this is the month I was almost a mother, now little pumpkins mean something different to me“:

    “This lyric is probably the hardest to sing, but it came without effort and it rhymed without thinking. It’s such an honest feeling, and describes all of the fun things you imagine doing with your children on Halloween (putting your baby in a pumpkin costume, taking them trick-or-treating)… a deep sense of longing through a very simplistic description.” While expressing a very poignant take, the song remains upbeat and encouraging.

    A regular in the NYC artsy pop underground that includes Bright Light Bright Light, Xavier Smith, and John Cameron Mitchell among many others, Bridget is a “Jill of All Trades” on a one woman journey through love and loss. She also formerly toured the world with Scissor Sisters and can be seen in their earth-shattering “Let’s Have A Kiki” video as one of Ana Matronic’s crew. Having inherited her father’s knack for songwriting, Bridget’s intrinsic artistry and talent is a legacy she proudly carries.

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    The video, directed and edited by Bridget, herself, and co-edited by Isabel Del Rosal and co-starring “twin-dancer” Casey Urban, shows Bridget using “dance to move energy and emotion through me. I feel it’s healing, so I consider this video a ritual to release the sadness,” she expresses. “The Boom Box Room was a perfect location. It has so many different light options, so I just went with it. There were some unplanned, organic things that happened with one rainbow light set up, which showed a more expressive and fun side of the song…”

    Still image from Bridget Barkan's "Good Things" music video
    Still image from Bridget Barkan’s “Good Things” music video

    “…My co-director Isabel said she could see me outdoors in part of the video, and I realized,Of course! Rain makes things grow, and sadness can make things grow!So, we went to the botanical gardens and stole some shots of the blooming flowers before we got kicked out.”

    Still image from Bridget Barkan's "Good Things" music video
    Still image from Bridget Barkan’s “Good Things” music video

    More About Bridget: 

    Bridget Barkan is a chameleon artist who shape-shifts through genre and style with a thread of raw truth and soul, woven into every melody and lyric. A native New Yorker, she has toured the world with pop/glam band Scissor Sisters, opened for Lady Gaga with them, and has performed with Bright Light Bright Light and Slow Knights. Starring in LGBTQ romantic classic “Walk with Me,” as a singer/songwriter, Bridget was featured on the original album, as well.

    As a singer, she has shared the stage with Drag legends Joey Arias, Murray Hill and more and has released singles with the House DJ/producer legend Todd Terry, as well as numerous of her own singles. She worked closely with Baz Luhrmann as the voice of Misty Holloway on the Netflix show “The Get Down.” As a child actress, she has appeared in countless commercials and Sesame Street. She has starred in HBO’s Everyday People, Sherrybaby, Redacted, God’s Pocket, Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick and had a recurring role as a one-legged “hooker” on Law & Order: SVU.

    On stage, Barkan has appeared in numerous productions including Dog Sees God and alongside Lea Michelle in a workshop of Spring Awakening.

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    Featured photo (top) by Will Polanco

    ALBUM REVIEW: ’empathogen’ – WILLOW’s Artistic Renaissance Transcends Boundaries

    WILLOW’s empathogen, released on May 3, 2024, emerges as a captivating blend of genres, heavily infused with jazz and maintaining an edge with rock, R&B, and dark pop music influences. empathogen is deeply embedded in black culture and musical traditions while exploring human imperfection and mental health struggles. This album solidifies her place as a transformative artist in contemporary music.

    The album’s opener, “home” (feat. Jon Batiste), immediately sets the tone with percussive prominence that seems to be channeling African music in combination with jazz. Collaborating with Batiste, WILLOW creates a vibrant and dynamic track that celebrates her cultural roots while pushing musical boundaries. It leaves the listener wondering what to expect with the tracks to follow, and frankly, whatever they assume is most likely incorrect.

    Throughout empathogen, WILLOW explores a diverse range of sounds and styles, showcasing her impressive versatility. In an unconventional usage of the term – I want to call the album “chaotic good”. She infuses moments with her signature style, offering intriguing vocal flourishes that fluidly transition between head voice and chest voice. One of the album’s standout features is WILLOW’s impressive vocal range, which she fearlessly exercises throughout each track. Her voice carries a beautiful timbre, and from soulful melodies, powerful belting, to yodeling, she effortlessly navigates wildly diverse vocal techniques with excellent control. When combined, it underscores her undeniable talent, along with masterful honing of skill. In “ancient girl,” she deftly employs vocal flipping techniques while remaining monotonous for the most part, adding an intriguing layer to the track’s sonic tapestry.

    There are a tremendously vast array of flavors of influence of a myriad of artists in empathogen, yet WILLOW asserts her distinct voice and identity. The fact that in many cases it is a bit of a challenge to put your finger on where you’ve heard some of these influences, in my opinion emphasizes how much she has taken them and made them her own, and they sound so well-executed and natural to her. The album’s musical atmosphere occasionally shares elements with Billie Eilish and BANKS. However, WILLOW incorporates experimental and ambient musicality that creates a unique sonic landscape.

    Fun fact: WILLOW was actually slated to open for Billie Eilish on her “Happier Than Ever World Tour” in 2022, but had to let go of the opportunity due to production limitations. Can you imagine the power of the combination of these two artists in a line-up?!

    Interestingly, despite missing out on that collaboration, WILLOW and Eilish are currently on somewhat synchronistic paths. WILLOW released her album this month, and she is gearing up to tour across North America with Childish Gambino starting in August. (WILLOW tour dates & tickets here)

    Meanwhile, in the same month – today, in fact – Eilish released her latest album, entitled HIT ME HARD AND SOFT. She will be kicking off her tour in September, and it will journey across North America, Australia, Europe, the UK, and Ireland and span into 2025. (Billie Eilish tour dates &tickets here)

    Beyond her celebrity status, WILLOW (Willow Smith) proves herself as a formidable artist, transcending preconceptions of being a “nepo-baby.” Her musical journey spans years, marked by phases of visibility and brilliance. WILLOW has released six studio albums and one album under the moniker THE ANXIETY in collaboration with Tyler Cole, demonstrating her continuous evolution. empathogen solidifies her place in the industry, showcasing her growth and maturity as an artist. 

    This album is incredibly divergent from the genres of her past work, such as the more heavily rock n’ roll <COPINGMECHANISM> (2022), as is her band’s self-titled album THE ANXIETY. Her debut album ARDIPITHECUS is more classifiable as indie. The difference in her sound throughout each album release was mentioned in a recent interview between WILLOW and Jimmy Fallon. This is a testament to those chaotic good, continuous switches in genre. WILLOW keeps her music fresh-sounding and full of dopamine-triggering, enthralling surprises.

    As empathogen unfolds, listeners are treated to an auditory journey that defies expectations. Tracks like “symptom of life” highlight WILLOW’s ability to seamlessly blend genres, at the same time delivering introspective lyrics that resonate deeply with listeners. It never sounds out of place or inauthentic when WILLOW changes things up. When the upbeat, summary chorus hits, this particular track also makes you want to put on yellow heart-shaped sunglasses and enjoy a particularly cheerful-toned view while cruising down the road. Unlike her previous electric instrumentation-heavy work, empathogen initially relies on a lot of acoustic instrumentation, adding a raw and organic quality to her musical repertoire. The piano work in “symptom of life” is simply lovely.

    Similarly, the introspective track “the fear is not real” captivates with its ethereal soundscape and emotive vocals – at times breathy, and others, executed in a way that gives the song a tone that tells a story of tension. The lyrics indicate the inner battle experienced when left alone with one’s thoughts – the intensity of aversion to allowing oneself to do so, while making an effort to accept it is an important process: 

    In the silence, I can hear inside my mind
    In the silence, I can’t wear my disguise
    In the silence, in the silence,

    In the silence, I can hear inside my mind
    In the silence, I don’t know what I’ll find
    In the silence, in the silence,

    Don’t really wanna feel the freedom
    ‘Cause the parts of me I can’t see, they
    Wanna come out and fuel the fire, I don’t wonder why
    Never want to let me fall to pieces
    But it’s funny ’cause I think I need it

    With another dive deep into herself, “False self” emerges as a standout on empathogen. Here, WILLOW bares her soul, with vocals that outcry with raw emotion, and a chorus that rips. The musicality of the track resonates with angsty dark pop elements, further adding to its depth and intensity. It features lyrics like, “My false self must die, it’s no surprise” and “Feel the answer change, I don’t wanna change, but I need to change.”

    A guest appearance from St. Vincent in “pain for fun” adds an exciting dimension to the song, showcasing WILLOW’s ability to collaborate with other talented artists. St. Vincent, a stalwart in the music industry since 2003, brings her distinctive blend of indie rock and avant-garde pop to the track, enhancing its richness. Known for her innovative sound and acclaimed tracks like “Los Ageless,” St. Vincent’s collaboration with WILLOW adds a layer of depth and sophistication to empathogen. In parts, WILLOW utilizes her head voice, lending the track a softer, more effeminate quality. Honestly, an entire article could be written on all of the nuances of this 1 track alone.

    This wasn’t WILLOW’s first time coacting with a widely-acclaimed artist in her music. Another instance was in her lately I feel EVERYTHING (2021) album tracks “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” and “Gaslight” featuring Travis Barker of Blink-182. “Gaslight” is very pop-rock and made me think about Avril Lavigne. Momentarily, I questioned whether my musical ear was serving me well, until I scrolled down the track list and saw the track “G R O W” featuring Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker. It simply cannot be overstated that WILLOW’s discography is delightfully unpredictable, but all of it is incredibly appealing. It’s ear candy, and I am confident that many existing fans will continue to enjoy her, despite the significant diversity in her sounds.

    I apologize for the digression. Let us return to the review of empathogen

    “Down,” a brief down-tempo track, serves as a transitional piece leading to the solidly contrasting sound of “run!” – a single from the album that starts with a high chest voice like a yell, “I CAN’T GET OUT!” “Down”’s melancholic tone and Beyoncé-esque vocal quality provide a moment of introspection before the album’s energy shifts. And then, “i know that face.” is a very jazzy track.

    One thing that has pervaded throughout all of her albums is apparent emotional maturity that continues to crescendo with each release, along with wisdom beyond her years, and high overall intelligence. She was just 15 when she released ARDIPITHECUS, and sometimes she sounds her age – such as when shouting with a higher pitch, yet in many other instances, she sounds grown up due her deep voice and her solid abilities. I cannot deny that is another way I draw a connection between Eilish and Smith – that “old soul” vibe.

    “Acceptance is the key, acceptance gives me wings” – from the track “b i g f e e l i n g s”

    That is not to say WILLOW has never released less mature music, or that a 10-year-old child should be required to. Her musical debut was in 2010 with the Billboard-charting “Whip My Hair” – you’ve probably heard it. I had, not knowing who the artist was. And while her father’s music was enjoyable in its own right, and it’s like comparing apples to oranges, his daughter’s music truly makes his songs sound like child’s play in comparison.

    WILLOW’s clout may ebb and flow with public reception and industry dynamics, seeming to evade consistent well-deserved attention to her work and character. Yet, empathogen stands as a testament to her artistic vision, evolution as a musician, and unwavering commitment to her craft. With this album, she invites audiences to join her on a transcendent musical experience, where vulnerability meets strength and authenticity reigns supreme. WILLOW is poised to leave an indelible mark on the music industry for years to come.

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    Shakira Announces First Run Of Dates On Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour

    Kicking Off November 2 In Palm Desert, CA

    On the heels of her chart-topping new album, GRAMMY®, and Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Shakira has just announced the first string dates on her highly anticipated world tour, “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour,” promoted by Live Nation, with 14 arena shows across North America kicking off this fallThe tour’s first leg will start on November 2 in Palm Desert, CA, and includes stops in Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago and more. See below for full tour routing. Known for her dynamic and high-energy performances, Shakira will bring tracks from her new album and her legendary catalog of hits to life on stage.

    Shakira Tickets


    Tickets will be available starting with a Citi presale (details below) beginning Wednesday, April 17. The artist presale will begin Friday, April 19 at 10am local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Monday, April 22 at 10am local time at


    Citi is the official card of the “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour” in the U.S. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10am local time until Sunday, April 21 at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit


    Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, a meet & greet and photo op with Shakira, an autographed item, access to the pre-show VIP lounge, an exclusive VIP merch item & more. VIP package contents vary based on the offer selected. For more information, visit

    Shakira first hinted at the tour during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month. On Friday, the global superstar surprised fans at Coachella when she appeared during Bizarrap’s set to perform their global smash hit “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” and “La Fuerte,” both featured on her new album. Before exiting the stage, Shakira teased the tour news to a roaring crowd.

    Coachella marks the second time in the last month that Shakira has surprised fans with a showstopping performance. Last month, following the album release, Shakira shut down New York City’s Times Square giving a crowd of 40,000+ fans a peek into the energy of her live shows when she performed at the TSX Stage. The performance included her iconic hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Te Felicito/TQG,” and “Session 53,” as well as “Puntería” and “Cómo Dónde y Cuándo” from her new album.

    The tour is in support of her new album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, which in 24 hours of its release became the most streamed album of the year with over 10 billion, and was certified 7x platinum. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Latin Album and Latin Pop Album Charts, while “Puntería” with Cardi B holds the #1 spot on both the Billboard Latin Airplay and Latin Pop Airplay chartsListen to the album HERE!

    This is Shakira’s first tour since 2018, when she wowed fans at sold out stadiums and arenas around the planet with the El Dorado World Tour, cementing her reputation as “an international pop goddess” (Rolling Stone).

    Shakira Tour Dates

    • Sat, Nov 02Palm Desert, CA – Acrisure Arena
    • Thu, Nov 07Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
    • Sat, Nov 09Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
    • Sat, Nov 16San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center
    • Sun, Nov 17Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
    • Wed, Nov 20Miami, FL – Kaseya Center
    • Sat, Nov 23Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
    • Mon, Nov 25Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
    • Sat, Nov 30Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    • Thu, Dec 05Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
    • Sun, Dec 08Boston, MA – TD Garden
    • Tue, Dec 10Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
    • Sat, Dec 14Chicago, IL – United Center
    • Sun, Dec 15Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

    About Shakira

    Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter and multi-GRAMMY® award winner. She has sold over 95 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs®, twelve Latin GRAMMYs®, and multiple World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the most-viewed female Latin artist, and one of the top-10 artists of all time on YouTube with over 27 billion cumulative views, and the most-streamed female Latin artist of all time on Spotify.

    Most recently, Shakira released her twelfth studio album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran to rave reviews. The album is a dazzling testament to her resilience and strength, as well as music’s power to transform the most trying experiences into precious moments. In the first 24 hours it was released, the album became the most streamed album 2024 and was certified 7x Platinum.

    Shakira’s previous album El Dorado ranked #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin GRAMMY® Awards, and Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards. With over 12 billion streams, it is one of the most-streamed female albums of all time. In 24 hours, “SHAKIRA || BZRP Music Sessions #53” made history both on Spotify with over 14 million streams and on YouTube with over 52 million views. The song debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is another historic moment for Shakira as she is the first solo woman to debut in the Top 10 on the chart with a song recorded in Spanish. It is also the Spanish language song with the most streams in a single day in Spotify history. In September, Shakira received the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards and in honor of her award put on a breathtaking performance of her greatest hits.

    Less than a week after releasing her critically acclaimed new album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, Shakira surprised a crowd of over 40,000 people, the largest audience for a performance in Times Square, with a mesmerizing performance at the TSX Stage.

    Billie Eilish Announces HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR

    Following the news of her highly anticipated third studio album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT, set for release on May 17 (pre-order/add/save HERE), Billie Eilish has announced arena dates, produced by Live Nation, for her HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR

    Starting in September 2024, Eilish will embark on her North American leg of the tour which runs through to the end of December 2024. The tour will continue in Australia starting February 2025 ahead of her European, U.K., and Ireland arena dates starting in April until late July. For a full list of tour dates, see below or visit

    Billie Eilish tour ad banner

    Tickets for BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR will be available starting with the American Express® Presale beginning Tuesday, April 30, with additional presales running throughout the week. Any remaining tickets will be available during the general on-sale starting Friday, May 3 on On-sale start times vary by market, check local listings for more information.

    American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 30 (while supplies last) – this is one of the many entertainment benefits American Express Card Members can access. Presale start + end times will vary by market, check your local listings at for more information.

    Sustainability Efforts

    Billie Eilish will continue her long-standing partnership with environmental nonprofit REVERB on this tour, building on the success of previous efforts, which resulted in over $1 million donated to environmental, greenhouse gas reduction, and climate justice projects, more than 150,000 fan actions, and much more. Sustainability efforts on this tour will include reducing greenhouse gas pollution, decreasing single-use plastic waste, supporting climate action, and updating concession offerings to promote and encourage plant-based food options with Support+Feed.


    In keeping with her commitment to making a difference in the environmental impacts of her music and touring, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales in North America will go to REVERB and its ongoing effort to help support organizations across the country addressing the impacts of food insecurity and the climate crisis.


    The Billie Eilish REVERB Eco-Villages will be set up at 2 locations in the main concourse of every show where fans can take part in the tour’s sustainability efforts, connect with nonprofits, and take meaningful action for people and the planet.


    For collective action at the intersection of climate and food, Support+Feed will be launching a 360 campaign throughout the tour. Following the success in 2022, Support+Feed will offer an expanded version of the Support+Feed Pledge inspiring fans to eat one plant-based meal a day for 30 days with digital elements and community activations. Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in Plant-based Food Drives in a selection of cities alongside the tour to raise awareness and gather food to distribute to local communities.


    Fans are encouraged to join the effort to make the HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR more sustainable. Where possible, take public transportation and carpool to and from the shows to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution and encourage more public transportation options. Fans will receive information via email about public transportation options before the show.


    Venue partners are also helping to lessen the environmental footprint of the tour. In addition to efforts to decrease waste through reducing or eliminating single-use plastics and diverting landfill waste with compost and recycling, venues will be offering plant-based food options at all shows.

    Fan Participation

    Bring an empty reusable water bottle or donate for a custom RockNRefill Nalgene bottle to fill up at the free water refill stations located at each venue. The RockNRefill bottles and refill stations are located at the Eco-Villages in the main concourse at all shows. Fight fast fashion by opting for thrifted, upcycled, or borrowed clothes instead of buying new clothing to wear to shows.

    Billie Eilish Tour Dates 2024-2025


    • Sun, Sep 29Québec, QC – Centre Videotron
    • Tue, Oct 01Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    • Wed, Oct 02Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    • Fri, Oct 04Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
    • Sat, Oct 05Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
    • Mon, Oct 07Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
    • Wed, Oct 09Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
    • Fri, Oct 11Boston, MA – TD Garden
    • Sun, Oct 13Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    • Wed, Oct 16New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Thu, Oct 17New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Fri, Oct 18New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Sat, Nov 02Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    • Sun, Nov 03Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    • Wed, Nov 06Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    • Fri, Nov 08Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
    • Sun, Nov 10Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    • Mon, Nov 11Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    • Wed, Nov 13Chicago, IL – United Center
    • Thu, Nov 14Chicago, IL – United Center
    • Sat, Nov 16Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
    • Sun, Nov 17Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
    • Tue, Nov 19Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    • Wed, Nov 20Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    • Tue, Dec 03Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    • Thu, Dec 05Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
    • Fri, Dec 06Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
    • Sun, Dec 08Portland, OR – Moda Center
    • Tue, Dec 10San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
    • Wed, Dec 11San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
    • Fri, Dec 13Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena
    • Sun, Dec 15Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
    • Mon, Dec 16Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
    • Tue, Dec 17Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum


    • Tue, Feb 18, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Wed, Feb 19, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Fri, Feb 21, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Sat, Feb 22, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Mon, Feb 24, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Tue, Feb 25, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Thu, Feb 27, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Fri, Feb 28, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Tue, Mar 4, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
    • Wed, Mar 5, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
    • Fri, Mar 7, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
    • Sat, Mar 8, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena


    • Wed, Apr 23, 2025Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
    • Thu, Apr 24, 2025Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
    • Sat, Apr 26, 2025Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
    • Mon, Apr 28, 2025Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
    • Tue, Apr 29, 2025Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
    • Fri, May 2, 2025Hannover, Germany – ZAG Arena
    • Sun, May 4, 2025Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
    • Mon, May 5, 2025Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
    • Wed, May 7, 2025Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
    • Fri, May 9, 2025Berlin, Germany – Uber Arena
    • Thu, May 29, 2025Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
    • Fri, May 30, 2025Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
    • Sun, June 1, 2025Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
    • Tue, June 3, 2025Kraków, Poland – Tauron Arena
    • Wed, June 4, 2025Kraków, Poland – Tauron Arena
    • Fri, June 6, 2025Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
    • Sun, June 8, 2025Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
    • Tue, June 10, 2025Paris, France – Accor Arena
    • Wed, June 11, 2025Paris, France – Accor Arena
    • Sat, June 14, 2025Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
    • Sun, June 15, 2025Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
    • Mon, Jul 7, 2025Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
    • Tue, Jul 8, 2025Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
    • Thu, Jul 10, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Fri, Jul 11, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Sun, Jul 13, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Mon, Jul 14, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Wed, Jul 16, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Thu, Jul 17, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Sat, Jul 19, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Sun, Jul 20, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Tue, Jul 22, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Wed, Jul 23, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Sat, Jul 26, 2025Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
    • Sun, Jul 27, 2025Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

    *The tour wants to give fans, not scalpers, the best chance to buy tickets at face value. To make this possible they have chosen to use Ticketmaster’s Face Value Exchange. If fans purchase tickets for a show in the U.S. or Canada and can’t attend, they’ll have the option to resell them to other fans at the original price paid. To help protect the Exchange, the tour has requested all tickets be mobile only and restricted from transfer. This applies to all shows except those in Colorado, Illinois, and New York where Face Value Exchange cannot be mandated. Please note, a valid bank account or debit card within the country of your event is required to sell on the Face Value Exchange. More information on how the Ticketmaster Exchange works is available here.

    About the New Record

    HIT ME HARD AND SOFT album artwork
    ‘HIT ME HARD AND SOFT’ album artwork
    William Drumm

    The forthcoming album, HIT ME HARD AND SOFT was written by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, her brother and long-time collaborator, who also produced the album. HIT ME HARD AND SOFT will be available on all digital platforms, and in a continued effort to minimize waste and combat climate change; across all physical formats in limited variants on the same day, with the same track-listing and using 100% recyclable materials. For more information on all sustainable practices for this album release, please visit: SUSTAINABILITY – Billie Eilish | Store

    HIT ME HARD AND SOFT’ is out everywhere on May 17

    Pre-order/add/save HERE

    Billie Eilish Online

    Featured photo (top) by William Drumm

    Global Sensation Jennifer Lopez Announces “‘This Is Me…Now’ the Tour”

    May 31, 2024 Update: Jennifer Lopez has canceled her upcoming stops for the ‘This Is Me… Live’ tour, including the Phoenix concert originally set for July 9 at Footprint Center.

    Today, one of the most influential entertainers of our time, Jennifer Lopez, announced her highly anticipated return to the touring stage with “This Is Me…Now” The Tour. This marks her triumphant comeback to the touring scene after a five-year break, following the successful 2019 tour that grossed over $50 million and sold out venues across the country. The tour will feature Lopez performing her catalog of chart-breaking hits across her renowned discography as well as new songs from her album, This Is Me…Now.

    This is Me…Now (Amazon Exclusive Vinyl)
    This is Me…Now (Amazon Exclusive Vinyl)

    Produced by Live Nation, the 30+ city tour kicks off on June 26 in Orlando, FL at Kia Center making stops across North America in Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto, her hometown of NYC, and more before wrapping up in Houston, TX on August 31 at Toyota Center.

    “This Is Me…Now” the Tour comes on the heels of Lopez’s announcement of her forthcoming album This Is Me…Now and Amazon Original, This Is Me…Now: A Love Story, out on February 16th. Most recently, Lopez was featured in Dunkin Donuts’ Super Bowl LVIII commercial and dropped a new version of “Can’t Get Enough ft. Latto” which she performed on SNL.

    Tickets Available Starting Tuesday, February 20 at 9 AM Local Time via Presales

    General Onsale Begins Friday, February 23 at 10 AM Local Time on

    Tickets will be available starting with a JLo Fan Club presale beginning Tuesday, February 20 at 9 AM local time. Additional presales (details below) will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, February 23 at 10 AM Local Time at

    CITI Presale

    Citi is the official card of the “This Is Me…Now” the Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the U.S. dates beginning Tuesday, February 20 at 10 AM local time until Thursday, February 22 at 10 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

    Verizon Presale

    Verizon will offer customers an exclusive presale for “This Is Me…Now” the Tour for applicable U.S. dates through Verizon Up. Customers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Tuesday, February 20 at 10 AM local time until Thursday, February 22 at 10 PM local time. For more details visit Verizon Up.

    The release of This Is Me…Now, her first studio album in nearly a decade, is Jennifer Lopez’s story, in Jennifer Lopez’s words. The album serves as a rich tapestry of sounds and emotions, seamlessly blending elements of pop, R&B and hip hop influences to create a fusion of genres. Her lyrics delve into the highs and lows of life, love, and relationships with unflinching honesty and introspection as she unveils a genuine story of growth, resilience, hard work, and the transformative power of self love. Jennifer Lopez’s distinctive vocals intertwine flawlessly with captivating melodies, delivering a musical experience that is both commanding and deeply meaningful.

    Written and recorded at her Los Angeles home in 2022 and 2023, Jennifer Lopez collaborated with a star-studded lineup of hit producers, including Rogét Chahayed, Angel Lopez, and Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman. Additional songwriter-producers were HitBoy, Tay Kieth, Yeti Beats, Carter Lang, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk, Jason Derulo, and Brandon Riester, who served as A&R for this project. The album can be preordered here

    Streaming globally on Prime Video starting February 16th, This Is Me…Now: A Love Story is like nothing you’ve ever seen from Jennifer Lopez. Alongside director Dave Meyers, Jennifer has created a narrative-driven cinematic odyssey, steeped in mythological storytelling and personal healing. Dropping in tandem with her first studio album in a decade, this genre-bending Amazon original showcases her journey to love through her own eyes. With fantastical costumes, breathtaking choreography, and star-studded cameos, this panorama is an introspective retrospective of Jennifer’s resilient heart.

    “Can’t Get Enough”, the first single from This Is Me…Now is available now on all platforms.

    “This is Me…Now” The Tour dates:

    Get Tickets

    • Wed Jun 26 | Orlando, FL | Kia Center
    • Fri Jun 28 | Miami, FL | Kaseya Center
    • Tue Jul 02 | Austin, TX | Moody Center
    • Wed Jul 03 | Edinburg, TX | Bert Ogden Arena*
    • Fri Jul 05 | San Antonio, TX | Frost Bank Center
    • Sat Jul 06 | Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center
    • Tue Jul 09 | Phoenix, AZ | Footprint Center
    • Thu Jul 11 | Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum
    • Sat Jul 13 | Anaheim, CA | Honda Center
    • Tue Jul 16 | San Francisco, CA | Chase Center
    • Wed Jul 17 | Sacramento, CA | Golden 1 Center
    • Fri Jul 19 | Palm Springs, CA | Acrisure Arena
    • Sat Jul 20 | Las Vegas, NV | T-Mobile Arena*
    • Mon Jul 22 | Denver, CO | Ball Arena
    • Wed Jul 24 | Tulsa, OK | BOK Center
    • Fri Jul 26 | Rosemont, IL | Allstate Arena
    • Sat Jul 27 | Indianapolis, IN | Gainbridge Fieldhouse
    • Tue Jul 30 | Pittsburgh, PA | PPG Paints Arena
    • Wed Jul 31 | Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena
    • Fri Aug 02 | Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena*#
    • Mon Aug 05 | Montreal, QC | Bell Centre*#
    • Wed Aug 07 | Boston, MA | TD Garden
    • Fri Aug 09 | Belmont Park, NY | UBS Arena
    • Sat Aug 10 | Newark, NJ | Prudential Center
    • Tue Aug 13 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
    • Wed Aug 14 | Washington, DC | Capital One Arena
    • Fri Aug 16 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
    • Tue Aug 20 | Cleveland, OH | Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse*
    • Thu Aug 22 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
    • Sat Aug 24 | Raleigh, NC | PNC Arena
    • Sun Aug 25 | Atlanta, GA | State Farm Arena
    • Tue Aug 27 | Tampa, FL | Amalie Arena
    • Fri Aug 30 | New Orleans, LA | Smoothie King Center
    • Sat Aug 31 | Houston, TX | Toyota Center*

    *Verizon Up Presale Not Applicable | #Citi Presale Not Applicable

    AZ’s The Venomous Pinks Debut the Documentary ‘We Must Prevail: The Making of Vita Mors’

    Arizona femme punks The Venomous Pinks are debuting the new documentary, We Must Prevail: The Making of Vita Mors, which chronicles the creation of their latest album Vita Mors, out now on SBÄM Records.

    The film was directed and edited by Alexander Thomas and filmed in Santa Ana, CA, at Maple Sounds Studios, with cameos by Brenna Red (The Last Gang), Linh Le (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Motorhead), Dan Palmer (Death By Stereo, Zebrahead), and Stefan Beham (SBÄM Records).

    The Pinks had a busy 2023, touring relentlessly with the likes of T.S.O.L., Dead Kennedys, The Queers, Less Than Jake, The Toasters, and appearing on festival stages at Punk Rock Bowling and more. 2024 promises more of the same, as the band has already announced its first shows of the year, including an appearance at Camp Punksylvania in July.

    Stream We Must Prevail: The Making of Vita Mors here:

    “[The Venomous Pinks] might singlehandedly make you believe in the power of feminism, whoa-oh gang vocals, and punk pride to change the world. The songs can wax as melodic as the GoGo’s or roar as persuasively polemical as Bad Religion.”- Offshelf

    Upcoming The Venomous Pinks Shows

    • 3/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory w/ Mac Sabbath, DI
    • 4/6 – Honolulu, HI @ Nextdoor
    • 4/7 – Paia, HI @ Paia Bay Coffee and Bar
    • July 5-7 @ Camp Punksylvania – Gilbert, PA

    “Mesa, AZ’s own The Venomous Pinks have more than earned their place amid punk’s most weird and riotous acts. This bare-bones punk jam blends heft, heart, and pop-punk vibes into a bona fide earworm.”- Phoenix New Times

    Vita Mors is out now via SBÄM Records

    Vita Mors was recorded, engineered and produced by Grammy winner Cameron Webb, who also worked with iconic bands like Motorhead, Social Distortion, Pennywise, NOFX, Alkaline Trio and many more. The Venomous Pinks set out to be the next big thing on that list.

    Stream Vita Mors here

    Vita Mors Vinyl

    Vinyl currently available in Yellow/Purple and Purple Marble,
    also on CD

    Buy at SBÄM Records webstore
    (US | EU | UK | AUD)

    If members of Bikini Kill and TSOL musically collided in a Russ Myer movie, the soundtrack scoring the scene would be orchestrated by The Venomous Pinks.

    The Venomous Pink group photo
    The Venomous Pinks
    | Photography:
    Ben Trivett

    Hailing from Mesa, Arizona the three-piece trio creates an unapologetically, uniquely addictive, in-your-face punk sound, that instantly makes the soul hurt so good, you can’t help but yearn for more.

    Justin Timberlake Returns to the Global Stage with the ‘Forget Tomorrow’ World Tour

    Last night on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, renowned musician, actor, and entertainer Justin Timberlake announced his first tour in 5 years with The Forget Tomorrow World Tour. 

    Produced by Live Nation, the first leg of his global outing will include 22-cities and kicks off on April 29 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC making stops across North America in Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Boston, MA and more before wrapping up in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on July 9.

    Additional dates including stops in Europe and the UK will be announced soon. See full ticketing and routing information below.

    Get Tickets for All Tour Dates Here

    Justin Timberlake 2024 world tour dates
    Justin Timberlake 2024 world tour dates

    About Timberlake’s New Album – Out March 15

    'Everything I Thought It Was' album artwork
    ‘Everything I Thought It Was’ album artwork

    Fans can expect to hear songs from his forthcoming new album Everything I Thought It Was, his latest single “Selfish” out now, and everyone’s favorite hits. Written by Timberlake, Louis Bell (Taylor Swift, Post Malone), Cirkut (Maroon 5, The Weeknd), Theron Thomas, Amy Allen and produced by Timberlake, Louis Bell and Cirkut, “Selfish” is the first taste of solo music from Justin since his 2018 Man of the Woods record.

    Justin’s sixth studio album Everything I Thought It Was is out March 15th. Pre-order HERE. This weekend, Timberlake will return to Saturday Night Live as musical guest, making the TV debut of his newly released single “Selfish”.

    Justin Timberlake 2024 North American Tour Dates

    • Mon Apr 29 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    • Thu May 02 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
    • Mon May 06 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
    • Fri May 10 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*
    • Tue May 14 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego*
    • Fri May 17 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
    • Tue May 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
    • Wed May 29 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center
    • Fri May 31 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
    • Tue Jun 04 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
    • Thu Jun 06 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
    • Mon Jun 10 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    • Wed Jun 12 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
    • Fri Jun 14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
    • Sat Jun 15 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center
    • Fri Jun 21 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    • Tue Jun 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Sat Jun 29 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
    • Wed Jul 03 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
    • Thu Jul 04 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
    • Sun Jul 07 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse*
    • Tue Jul 09 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

    *Verizon Up Presale Not Applicable

    North America Tickets


    Tickets will be available starting with a fan club presale beginning on Monday, January 29. Existing Fan Club members will receive a unique code via email for access to purchase tickets. Additional presales including Verizon and Citi (details below) will run throughout the week. The general onsale begins Friday, February 2 at 10 am local time at


    • CITI PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the Forget Tomorrow World Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for U.S. dates beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 10am local time until Thursday, February 1 at 5pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit
    • VERIZON PRESALE: Verizon will offer customers presale access for the Justin Timberlake Forget Tomorrow World Tour for applicable U.S dates through Verizon Up. Customers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 10am local time to Thursday, February 1 at 5pm local time. For more details visit Verizon Up.


    The tour will also offer a variety of VIP packages and experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level. Packages vary but include tickets in the exclusive VIP Stage Bar section with in-seat service throughout the night, specially designed VIP gift item, early entrance into the venue & more. For additional information, visit

    Usher, Janet Jackson, & Backstreet Boys to Headline ‘Lovers & Friends’ Festival 2024

    Additional Performances by Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Nas, Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige and many more…

    USHER, Janet Jackson and Backstreet Boys will lead the third edition of Lovers & Friends, returning to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, May 4, 2024. The powerhouse lineup will treat fans to performances from Lil WayneSnoop DoggGwen StefaniNasAlicia KeysNelly FurtadoLudacrisMary J. BligeCiaraTLCTimbaland and many more.

    Special sets will include Lil Wayne, performing Tha Carter III in its entirety, and USHER performing Confessions, celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary. Sign up now for the festival SMS list at to receive an access code for the presale that will begin Friday, January 26 at 10AM PT. A public on-sale will follow if any tickets remain.

    'Lovers & Friends' Festival admat
    ‘Lovers & Friends’ Festival lineup

    GA, GA+, VIP, and VIP Cabana tickets will be available, with layaway payment plans starting at $19.99 down.

    VIP packages include preferred viewing areas, charging stations, a dedicated entry lane at the festival entrance, air-conditioned restrooms and more.

    VIP Cabanas are available with exclusive viewing areas, featuring VIP service including food vouchers and select complimentary beverages, expedited entry and more.

    Lovers & Friends has partnered with Jampack to offer hotel and ticket packages with exclusive amenities, including discount rates on select Las Vegas hotels. For the full list of available tickets, packages, and the amenities included in each, visit

    Sign up for official Lovers & Friends SMS and email lists to be the first to receive new information.

    Follow along on social media to stay in the loop for all festival announcements:

    The Paper Kites to Kick off West Coast Tour This February In Support of New Album At the Roadhouse

    Australian indie-folk groundbreakers The Paper Kites make their way back to North America this February for the final leg of their tour in support of their latest acclaimed album, At The Roadhouse. The nearly sold-out headline tour starts on February 27th in Salt Lake City with stops in Denver, Phoenix, Pioneertown, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and more. Full list of dates below.

    ‘At The Roadhouse’ LP

    Last fall, The Paper Kites set out on the first leg of their At The Roadhouse tour, selling out numerous dates, including Toronto’s 1,500-capacity Dan Forth Music Hall and Washington DC’s historic 1,200-capacity Howard Theatre, as well as their NYC, Austin, and Durham shows.

    Watch the Band Perform “Till The Flame Turns Blue” LIVE

    At The Roadhouse is the continuation of an odds-defying run for The Paper Kites that has seen them achieve accolades like a certified Platinum record in the US, over a billion streams and 8M monthly listeners on Spotify, and continuously-growing sold-out audiences across continents.

    Removing themselves from the typical pageantry that accompanies accolades like that, the group found inspiration for this new album by relocating to the remote village of Campbells Creek – away from the pressures of daily life – where they joyfully filled The Roadhouse with music around the clock for weeks on end. While often creating new songs by day, performing them to a growing fan community at night, and recording right there the next morning – the resulting sixteen songs form a touching ode to what waits for us on the winding roads of love, loss, acceptance, and wanderlust.

    The Paper Kites West Coast Tour Dates

    Get Tickets Here

    • Feb 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ UTMetro Music Hall – SOLD OUT
    • Feb 28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 2 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 3 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s – SECOND DATE ADDED
    • Mar 4 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre – LOW TICKETS
    • Mar 6 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 8 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 9 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune – SOLD OUT
    • Mar 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre – LOW TICKETS
    • Mar 12 – Calgary, CA @ Bella Concert Hall – LOW TICKETS
    • Mar 13 – Edmonton, CA @ McDougall United Church – LOW TICKETS
    • Mar 15 – Winnipeg, CA @ Burton Cummings Theatre – LOW TICKETS
    • Mar 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café– SOLD OUT
    • Mar 17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT

    The Paper Kites have more upcoming tour dates in Canada, Europe, and Australia. View Full List of Tour Dates Here

    At The Roadhouse

    Listen to the Album Here

    ‘At the Roadhouse’ album artwork | Photo: Dara Munnis. @daramunnis


    1. Midnight Moon
    2. Till The Flame Turns Blue
    3. Black & Thunder
    4. Marietta
    5. Rolling On Easy
    6. Hurts So Good
    7. Burn The Night Away
    8. Good Nights Gone
    9. June’s Stolen Car
    10. Maria, It’s Time
    11. Green Valleys
    12. The Sweet Sound Of You
    13. I Don’t Want To Go That Way
    14. Pocket Full Of Rain
    15. Mercy
    16. Darkness At My Door

     “anyone who steps into The Roadhouse — in person or via listening to the recording — can carry with them a light against the darkness”  –  No Depression

    The Paper Kites are:

    • Sam Bentley (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica & Mandolin)
    • Christina Lacy (Backing Vocals, Pianos, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Guitars)
    • David Powys (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Banjo)
    • Samuel Rasmussen (Bass)
    • Josh Bentley (Drums)

    With The Roadhouse Band:

    • Hannah Cameron (Backing Vocals, Organs, Piano & Percussion)
    • Chris Panousakis (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Percussion)
    • Matt Dixon (Pedal Steel, Guitars)