55TH ACM AWARDS® HOST KEITH URBAN AND MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM ON THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

55TH ACM AWARDS® HOST KEITH URBAN AND MIRANDA LAMBERT
TO PERFORM ON THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

LAMBERT TO ALSO PERFORM WITH LINDSAY ELL, CAYLEE HAMMACK,
ELLE KING, ASHLEY McBRYDE AND TENILLE TOWNES

Country Music’s Party Of The Year® will be Broadcast Live from the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS

 The Academy of Country Music® announced today the first round of performers for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. 55th ACM Awards® Host and nominee Keith Urban and nominee Miranda Lambert have been added as performers. Lambert will also perform with ACM Award nominated artists Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes for a can’t-miss live television premiere performance of the Music Event of the Year nominated song, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”

The 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

The 55th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available for purchase now at ACMawards.com.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

Heart Brings “Love Alive Tour” with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to The Pearl Sept. 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Brings ‘Love Alive Tour’ with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Special Guest Elle King to The Pearl Stage for One Night Only

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Tickets on sale – Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.

 HEART–ANN and NANCY WILSON–will return to the road in 2019 for the first time in three years with their massive “Love Alive” cross-country summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 39-city outing by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends kicks off Tuesday, July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO and will make stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and more, before wrapping September 9 at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The tour features a stop at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Tickets start at $60.95.

HEART will partner with REVERB for this tour, to reduce the environmental footprint of the events while also engaging fans in local and national causes each night in the concourse. For more information, visit REVERB.org.

Tickets for Heart with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and special guest Elle King start at $60.95, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

For more information, please visit www.stationcasinoslive.com or www.palms.com. For exclusive ticket pre-sale information connect with Palms Casino Resort and the Pearl on Twitter @Palms and @PearlatPalms, Instagram @Palms and Facebook.

Q&A WITH
ANN AND NANCY WILSON OF HEART, 2019

Congratulations on the news of the upcoming tour. What inspired you to name it “Love Alive”?

ANN: “Love Alive” is a song and a sentiment that goes back a long way with us. It goes forward too. It is a hopeful, positive and universal vibe like we feel this tour will be.

NANCY: Yes! I think the tour will spark some positive new energy as we rediscover some of our iconic songs and also some fan favorites. Calling the tour “Love Alive” was something Ann and I felt instantly good about. We have always had many love-themed mottos along the way like “Love Rules,” “Love Wins,” “Love is IT”–and of course it’s a very cool song as well.

This will mark Heart’s first tour in three years. During this time, you both released your own projects. Do you feel your time apart will inject Heart with a new energy?

NANCY: Yes, I could see it was time for Heart to have a break. We’d been slogging through tour after tour fairly nonstop and were starting to burn out a little bit. Things had just reached a heavy climax. Working with my other new band Roadcase Royale was a life-saver. Writing brand new songs playing shows and delivering a new album with them was the medicine my soul needed. Ryan Waters (who with Liv Warfield worked in Prince’s band) will be joining me on the Heart stage and I know that will inject a wonderful magic into the Heart equation.

ANN:  Absolutely! Both Nancy and I have stretched our wings in life these last three years. We’ve both lived and loved. We have breathed and traveled and experienced life. We come to this tour with fresh energy and oxygen.

Might this year’s tour be different in any way than the 2016 tour?

ANN:  It will be unlike any other Heart tour that has been. Some of the songs will be classic of course, but this tour will be a new animal.

NANCY: I think this tour should look feel and sound bigger than other Heart tours so far.

What is the connective tissue between Heart and the other artists you’ve invited to tour with you?

NANCY: I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music. We would usually steer clear of the female-centric concept, but in the light of current events it seems like the right statement at the right time.”

ANN:  Sheryl and Joan we have known for a long time. We have hung out and appreciated each other’s music onstage and off. Brandi Carlile is a fresh and authentic artist that we both love….and Elle King is my favorite new artist. She has so much soul and attitude! We are so thrilled to host all these artists on the “Love Alive” tour.

Heart has created a meaningful body of work with songs that are deeply woven into the culture. Can you describe the feeling of what it’s like to perform these songs in front of longtime fans as well as new ones?

ANN:  It feels good to see people’s eyes light up when we play one of the classic songs they know and love. I always wonder how a song like “Crazy On You” hits the mind and soul of a 17-year-old in 2019…they seem to be as into it live as everyone else. When I think of the connection we continue to have with our very diverse audience, I am deeply grateful and always amazed!

NANCY:  It’s an incredible feeling and a great compliment to see our loyal fans and the new generation of Heart fans at the shows. It speaks to the songs as well as giving a bigger sense of history to the younger ones. It’s authentic live music with no added prerecorded or auto tuned vocals or tracks blended in. No bells or whistles, smoke or mirrors. I think in many ways that’s a whole new thing for young kids who love music and they know the difference and appreciate it. It’s completely real.

About HEART:
When Ann and Nancy Wilson formed HEART, the idea of two women leading a rock band was still groundbreaking.  From the moment 1976’s Dreamboat Annie was released, they became stars. With hits like “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” and “These Dreams,” the band became one of the biggest hit-makers in the seventies and eighties selling more than 35 million records. In 2012, their memoir Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll became a New York Times bestseller, and in 2013 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Joan Jett & The Blackhearts:
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard- rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her independent record label, Blackheart Records, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.

As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI.

Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was reworked for NBC’s Sunday Night Football theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”, and was performed for 9 seasons by the likes of Pink, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. Her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy – A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.

Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project: She served as an executive producer. Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, ‘Unvarnished,’ in 2013 and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.

Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations – this is, after all, a woman who is both a spokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She’s fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet she remains humble and appreciative. “I’ve had a blessed career,” she says. “I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way.”

About Elle King:
Multi-platinum and multi-Grammy-nominated recording artist Elle King recently released her critically-acclaimed second album, Shake The Spirit, the follow up to her debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop. Her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” earned her two GRAMMY nominations and was certified double platinum. The track, about leaving behind a string of brokenhearted exes, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. She was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 Country Airplay hit “Different For Girls” (she performed it with Bentley at the CMA Awards and took home an award for “Musical Event of the Year”). King also performed for President Obama in honor of Mavis Staples at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors.

Shake The Spirit features lead single “Shame,” which became her fourth radio No. 1 single and led Elle to become the only act in history to have scored number 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts. Her new single “Baby Outlaw,”  is currently Top 15 at AAA Radio.  Rolling Stone wrote of her Austin City Limits live set: “Elle King is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, but ultimately, she’s punk as fuck.” Variety wrote of her Philadelphia Shake The Spirit tour date “…King churned the clotted cream of punkish country, raw R&B, crotchety rock and deep blues into rich, buttery musical drama with her band, The Brethren.. (she) belted, crooned, purred, sauntered and swaggered her way through a tautly rocking set…one thing became very clear: nearly every song that came before (the finale) was equally contagious, catty-cool, and hit-worthy.”
Elle King has appeared on Good Morning America, Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and The Late Late Show with James Corden in support of her new album Shake The Spirit. Visit www.elleking.com for more.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Pearl Concert Theater
With a state-of-the-art LED wall spanning the length of the stage and a brand new multi-million dollar sound system, The Pearl is a marvel of modern concert venue design boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. In 2018, the venue underwent a design renovation as part of a more than $690 million property overhaul, complete with upgraded private and semi-private skyboxes and throughout the venue, a showcase of art from multiple artists, including a Felipe Pantone mural which greets guests upon arrival. With the stage positioned just four feet from the floor, and the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, The Pearl is one of the most intimate concert venues featuring some of the world’s hottest acts. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Backstreet Boys at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Theater at Park MGM; Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

About Station Casinos Entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Pearl Concert Theater, a premier concert theater accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders, and The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL 2019
Feb. 13, 15-16 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas
Tickets start at $34.95
March 9 – Tori Kelly
Tickets start at $35
March 15 – Il Divo
Tickets start at $59.95
March 23 – Why Don’t We
Tickets start at $35.95
April 6 – NEEDTOBREATHE
Tickets start at $34.95
April 7 – Hozier
Tickets start at $45.95
April 26-27 – Alanis Morissette
Tickets start at $54.95
May 10-11, 15, 17-18 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas
Tickets start at $34.95
Aug. 2 – 2019 Summer Gods Tour with Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World
Tickets start at $54.95
Aug. 23-24, 28, 30-31 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas
Tickets start at $34.95
Sept. 8 – Heart with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and special guest Elle King
Tickets start at $60.95
Oct. 4-5, 9, 11-12 – Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 Presented by SiriusXM
Tickets start at $34.95

PHOTOS: Dierks Bentley & Elle King Take On Nashville

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DIERKS BENTLEY AND ELLE KING TAKE OVER NASHVILLE TO CELEBRATE
“DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS” WITH NO. ONE PARTY AND
EXCLUSIVE GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE

The Collaborators Perform Past and Present Hits
With CMA Nominated Song and Gritty Rendition of “Jackson”

Current four-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley celebrated his 15th career No. One “Different For Girls” on Tuesday (10/4) during an intimate sit-down lunch at Nashville’s Moto’s with close friends and family alongside collaborator and friend Elle King. After celebrating the chart-topper with co-writers JT Harding (ASCAP) and Shane McAnally (GMR), Bentley and King performed the CMA nominated song at the Grand Ole Opry, where King made her Opry debut. Paying homage to legendary collaborations, the pair gave the audience a bluesy performance of “Jackson.”

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To watch Bentley and King perform “Jackson” on the Grand Ole Opry and backstage here: http://bit.ly/2cV7dRj

Known for “traveling his own path…Country music’s most relatable star” (Esquire) shows his depth and diversity as an artist with four CMA nominations in the Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year categories. “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and is currently set to head into the second leg of his headlining 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR on October 13. Recently announced Bentley will embark on his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR launching Jan. 19 in Dayton, OH, with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

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2015 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar Headline The Three-Day Festival
September 25 – September 27

Tickets now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com

 

Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas to provide festival- goers an exciting experience of world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians.

 

Headlining this year is 25-time GRAMMY®  winner and  global  superstar, Stevie  Wonder, Las Vegas hometown rockstars, Imagine Dragons, hip-hop heavyweight, Kendrick Lamar, and music  legends, Duran Duran, who are among more than 70 established and emerging artists to hit the four outdoor stages throughout the weekend.

 

In collaboration with Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will host an entire Insomniac curated music area, taking over one of the four stages on the festival grounds. World leading and fresh faced dance music artists on this year’s lineup include Thievery Corporation, Porter Robinson, Major Lazor, DJ Snake, Tchami, Cashmere Cat and many more.

 

2015 Life is Beautiful Festival Lineup

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Major Lazer, Death Cab For Cutie, Brandon Flowers, Kygo, Atmosphere, Twenty One Pilots, Porter Robinson, Thievery Corporation, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Metric, DJ Snake, Awolnation, Walk The Moon, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Rebelution, GRiZ, Future Islands, SOJA, Royal Blood, Madeon, Glass Animals, Lindsey Stirling, Clean Bandit, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Best Coast, Robin Schulz, The Green, TCHAMI, SZA, Against Me!, Dan Deacon, Meg Myers, Cashmere Cat, New Politics, Tommy Trash, Two Gallants, Ryn Weaver, Shamir, What So Not, Big Data, Elle King, JAUZ, Saint Motel, BØRNS, X Ambassadors, Klingande, Halsey, SALVA, Leikeli47, The London Souls, Kaleo, Giraffage, Andra Day, Mercer, Night Terrors of 1927, Parade of Lights, Peking Duk, Jared & The Mill, Mercy Music, and more to be announced!

In 2014, more than 90,000 fans came together for Life is Beautiful, which expanded to a three-day festival following its amazing success. Now in its third year, the all-ages cultural experience continues to grow with the return of the world’s most influential culinary experts, artists and interactive learning sessions.

 

Directed by Ryen McPherson of Critical Focus, the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival lineup video takes over Downtown Las Vegas with music by Atmosphere & Against Me!.

 

Tickets are now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com. Advance tickets are available in limited quantities on first- come-first-serve bases.

 

Three-Day General Admission (GA) Tickets:

  • Advance 3-day GA: $235 plus taxes/fees
  • Regular 3-day GA: $255 plus taxes/fees

 

VIP Tickets:

  • Regular 3-day VIP: $595 plus taxes/fees

 

VIP Tickets Include:

  • One 3-day VIP pass to Life is Beautiful 2015
  • Access to private viewing areas at the Downtown and Ambassador stages
  • Access to the “VIP Lounge” located adjacent to the Downtown and Ambassador stages, featuring:
    • Shaded VIP relaxation area with comfortable furniture and lounge chairs
    • Exclusive VIP-only food vendors, art vendors, and art installations
    • ‘Culinary Corner Stage’ with daily chef celebrity demonstrations and tastings
    • Private air-conditioned restrooms with attendants
    • Charging stations and live-streaming of the festival stages, culinary demonstrations and major sporting events
  • Access to VIP priority seating for all Learning Pillar speakers
  • Limited edition custom festival merchandise gift
  • Exclusive express VIP lanes at the festival gates, with re-entry allowed all weekend
  • Dedicated VIP concierge in the VIP Lounge at both Downtown and Ambassador Stages

 

Additionally, returning this year is the festival’s partnership with Wynn Nightlife, the industry leaders in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences. In collaborating with Life is Beautiful, Wynn Nightlife will enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP services. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. For inquiries:  vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

For continued updates on the festival, artists and more, please visit www.LifeisBeautiful.com.

2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded by Rehan Choudhry in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 60,000 attendees in its first year, grew to more than 90,000 attendees in its second year and expanded to a three-day festival. The company is now branching out with an international online forum focused on social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest

festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and   YouTube.