LANCO’s #1 HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Marks New Milestone

LANCO IS THE FIRST COUNTRY BAND IN NEARLY TEN YEARS TO OPEN AT NO. ONE
WITH DEBUT ALBUM ON BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

Critics Continue to Praise HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Following Sold-Out Headlining Shows

 

PLATINUM selling breakthrough band LANCO claims the No. One spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville), marking the first Country band to open at No. One with a debut album since Lady Antebellum in 2008. Featuring their two-week No. One hit “Greatest Love Story” and their new single “Born To Love You” the “collection puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life” (The Tennessean) and has dominated the top of the iTunes Country chart since its release.

“Over the past five years we wanted to ride this dream as far as it would go and it’s hard to find the words to describe our debut record at the top of the chart,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “We couldn’t be more grateful to see people gravitating towards these new songs that represent who we are, and its been wild to see these crowds sing every line back to us.”

Following performances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Bachelor, the TODAY Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the “arena-rock leaning band” (Entertainment Weekly) brought their “twangy rock with blistering guitars and chugging rhythms” (Nashville Scene) to capacity crowds this past weekend at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, PBR in Baltimore and The Bluestone in Columbus, OH. LANCO “has given fans what they’ve been waiting for” (Pop Culture) and critics continue to champion HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, which features 11 tracks co-written by the band’s lead singer and namesake, Brandon Lancaster.

“Percolating country-pop with hooks a-plenty, crunchy beats and charming vocals. Absolutely addictive.” – Music Row

“HALLELUJAH NIGHTS is a sprawling collection of stadium rock, bluesy country and intimate singer-songwriter pop that showcases the band’s disparate musical influences, all tied together by Lancaster’s voice.” – Billboard

“The human connection and deliberation truly makes HALLELUJAH NIGHTS stand out among its modern peers. There’s an actual song cycle, with the end of one track bleeding into the next. It’s possible to discern that each story is happening in the same town to the same characters.” – Rolling Stone

“The quintet seems set to bring the full-band sound back to Country radio.” – Newsday

“Connections are made from the very beginning, tying memories together and weaving a story that leaves you wanting to listen over and over again while getting lost in the music. Their songwriting and storytelling abilities are undoubtedly strong and this album showcases it.” – The Shotgun Seat

“The familiar, couched in the extraordinary….a connection to community built by the bonds of music.” – The Wichita Eagle

Rooted in the southern storytelling of Country music with the modern punch of rock & roll, HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville) is LANCO’s coming-of-age debut album. They are now the only Country band to achieve a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release, with the two week No. One “Greatest Love Story.” LANCO’s story begins in the small towns where all five bandmates — Lancaster, bassist Chandler Baldwin, multi-instrumentalist Jared Hampton, drummer Tripp Howell and lead guitarist Eric Steedly — were raised. After they crossed paths in Nashville during their early 20s, LANCO bonded over that shared southern adolescence, while hoping to build a new life in a bigger city. “Few bands have have generated as much buzz as LANCO” (Pop Culture) as their self-titled debut EP, has gained more than 100 million streams. Named “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Hits Magazine, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Spotify, SIRUIS XM and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed and Faster Horses. “Trying to make it in Nashville is no easy feat, but a little determination helped LANCO go from toiling away in bars to opening for Dierks Bentley,” (Associated Press) as they will serve as direct support on his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR launching May 17th. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com.

BRETT YOUNG’S BREAKOUT 2017 MARKED BY IMPRESSIVE MILESTONES INCLUDING SOLD-OUT DEBUT HEADLINING CALIVILLE TOUR, CHART-TOPPING SONGS, RIAA CERTIFICATIONS AND MORE

BRETT YOUNG’S BREAKOUT 2017 MARKED BY IMPRESSIVE MILESTONES INCLUDING SOLD-OUT DEBUT HEADLINING CALIVILLE TOUR,
CHART-TOPPING SONGS, RIAA CERTIFICATIONS AND MORE

Only Artist In Country Genre to Land on Billboard’s
Year End Top New Artists Chart

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

Brett Young released his debut self-titled album (BMLG Records) at the start of 2017 (2/10), instantly making waves in Country music as fans and critics took notice of his “confessional, soulful” (Entertainment Weekly) music. “Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone), the album quickly reached RIAA GOLD Certification – one of only three Country albums released this year to do so – and landed in Sounds Like Nashville’s 20 Best Country Albums of 2017 list.

The singer/songwriter has “taken Country radio by storm” (Billboard), with his PLATINUM-selling lead single “Sleep Without You” climbing to the top of the Country radio charts. Young’s follow-up single “In Case You Didn’t Know” saw overwhelming response as the first Country song released in 2017 to reach PLATINUM-certification status – one of only two Country songs released in 2017 to earn the honor – soon going 2X PLATINUM. The New York Times included the 2X PLATINUM track in their 54 Best Songs of 2017 list, calling it “one of this year’s most impressive pop songs.” It is also among Pandora listeners’ 50 favorite songs of 2017, and Sounds Like Nashville included it in their 25 Best Country Singles of 2017 list. The song’s official music video was greeted with matched enthusiasm, surpassing 160 million+ views since its January release, landing among Vevo’s top all-genre videos of 2017. His current GOLD-certified single “Like I Loved You” is Top-5-and-climbing on the charts, continuing to solidify Young as “one of country’s most reliable new hitmakers” (Tennessean).

As one of Country’s hottest artists, superstars took notice, and Young joined Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and more on tour this year. In October, he launched his own debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR, featuring chart-topper Carly Pierce, selling out every stop.

As 2017 comes to a close, Young has landed on multiple Billboard Year End charts, including Top New Artists, the only Country artist to do so. He also landed at No. Two on the Year End Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs charts. ASCAP recognized his “quintessential breakout year,” honoring Young for one of the Most Played Songs of the Year with “Sleep Without You.” Young was named a TicketMaster New Favorite Artist of 2017 and was Shazam’s only Country act included on their Emerging Artists of 2017 list. He also drew prestigious CMA, ACM, Teen Choice Award, CMT Music Awards and AIMP Award nominations.

2018 is already shaping up to be another big year for Young, who is working on new music. He will perform at the College Football Playoff concert in Atlanta January 8 before joining ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett on his LIFE CHANGES Tour.

For additional information, visit: brettyoungmusic.com.

LANCO SURPRISED WITH GOLD FOR “GREATEST LOVE STORY” AFTER STANDING OVATION AT OPRY DEBUT LAST NIGHT

 

BREAKOUT BAND LANCO SURPRISED WITH GOLD FOR “GREATEST LOVE STORY”
AFTER STANDING OVATION AT OPRY DEBUT LAST NIGHT

The “Sweeping” (HITS Magazine) Top 10 Track Hit No. One on iTunes Country Songs Chart
Immediately After Performance

Emerging Sony Music Nashville band LANCO made their Grand Ole Opry debut last night (10/24) during the ninth annual “Opry Goes Pink.” The five-man band received a standing ovation after offering up a performance of “Trouble Maker” off their self-titled EP, a medley of Alabama’s iconic hits “Dixieland Delight” and “Song of the South” along with their Top 10 single, “Greatest Love Story.” Adding to the band’s night of career firsts, LANCO was surprised with the news that “Greatest Love Story” has been certified GOLD by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 units, and it immediately shot to the No. One spot on the iTunes Country Chart as they walked offstage.

“It was an honor to make our Grand Ole Opry debut during such a special night and take the stage that is the original home to the entire country music genre,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “Since I was six-years-old I remember sitting in those pews and seeing acts like Alabama so to have our families out there watching us was a full circle moment.”

LANCO has built a groundswell movement behind “Greatest Love Story,” with Lancaster as the sole songwriter. It has been 10 years since a country artist/writer has penned a chart topping hit alone as a look back in time to the early 2000’s reveals that the last artists able to make that claim are Taylor Swift (“Our Song”), Zac Brown (“Free”) and Jennifer Nettles’ (“Stay”). That success has propelled Lancaster to the No. One spot on the Top 60 Country Songwriters Chart for three consecutive weeks, based on streams, sales and airplay and he continues to serve as the only artist to earn that honor in 2017.

As a native to the Nashville area, Lancaster’s truly authentic style has resonated with fans through LANCO’s self-titled debut EP, which can now count more than 60 million streams. The band recently wrapped the recording process behind their debut album with award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town), which is slated for release early next year. Named as “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed, Faster Horses and more. They will head out on the road in November serving as direct support for Dustin Lynch. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com.

Photo (L-R): LANCO’s Eric Steedly (lead guitar), LANCO’s Tripp Howell (drums), LANCO’s Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Grand Ole Opry GM Sally Williams, LANCO’s Chandler Baldwin (bass), LANCO’s Jared Hampton (keyboards, banjo)

Photo Credit Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry’s Chris Hollo

Origin of LANCO: Brandon Lancaster Sole Writer Behind “Greatest Love Story”

 

BRANDON LANCASTER RIDES THE GROUNDSWELL OF “GREATEST LOVE STORY”
SUCCESS TO THE NO. ONE SPOT ON THE TOP 60 COUNTRY SONGWRITERS CHART

LANCO Frontman Makes History With The Smash Hit He Penned Alone In His Bedroom

 

Songwriter/lead singer Brandon Lancaster of Sony Music Nashville’s breakout band LANCO is earning his stripes in Music City songwriter circles as the sole lyricist behind the band’s hit, “Greatest Love Story.” It has been 10 years since a country artist/writer has penned a chart topping hit alone. A look back in time to the early 2000’s reveals that the last artists able to make that claim are Taylor Swift (“Our Song”), Zac Brown (“Free”) and Jennifer Nettles’ (“Stay”). That success has propelled Lancaster to the No. One spot on the Top 60 Country Songwriters Chart this week, based on streams, sales and airplay.

As a native to the Nashville area, Lancaster’s truly authentic style has resonated with fans through the warm introductory of “Greatest Love Story:” one part classic, one part cutting edge and completely honest. As a co-writer on every song of LANCO’s self-titled debut EP, which can now count more than 60 million streams, Lancaster’s approach to honest Country music storytelling is evident with songs that push the genre forward without losing sight of where it’s been. LANCO recently wrapped the recording process behind their debut album with award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town), which is slated for release early next year.

“There’s so much about my life and career that doesn’t even seem real right now. I wrote a song alone in my bedroom one night about the girl I wanted to marry, and then she actually said yes. Now our story is resonating with people all over the country…it all feels too good to be true,” said Lancaster.

“Greatest Love Story,” is also firmly holding its No. One spot on Shazam’s Country chart, while edging closer to the top of both the radio and sales charts. Named as “the band to watch” by Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Bobby Bones, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Faster Horses and Watershed. For more information on LANCO and upcoming Fall tour dates, visit LANCOMusic.com.

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian John Mulaney Returns to the Aces of Comedy Series at The Mirage









Emmy Award-Winning Writer and Comedian John Mulaney Makes His Return to the

Aces of Comedy Series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Emmy award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney is returning to the Aces of Comedy series January 19 – 21, 2018 at 10 p.m. inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Mulaney made his Aces of Comedy debut in 2015, and has been hailed as “one of the best stand-up comics alive” by Entertainment Weekly.

Mulaney most recently starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 he released his third hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew. Mulaney’s first comedy album, The Top Part, was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album New In Town in 2012.

Tickets starting at $49.99, plus service charges, go on sale Wednesday, June 21 at 7 a.m. PST. M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a presale beginning Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Box Office, online at mirage.com or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777. Children over the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older). Children under 16 are not permitted.

Guests looking for exclusive ticket prices and discounts for select Aces of Comedy comedians can sign up for M life Rewards – MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program. M life Rewards provides members benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the company’s incomparable collection of resort destinations. To join, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

About Aces of Comedy
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide. The 1,257-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances. The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, has featured some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, David Spade, Tim Allen, and Gabriel Iglesias among others.

About The Mirage
Ideally located, The Mirage Hotel & Casino is the place to stay and play. From the iconic Volcano to the lush tropical pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The resort features contemporary accommodations; dynamic entertainment including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, Boyz II Men and the Aces of Comedy series; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio; a luxurious spa and salon; and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mirage.com, call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Jason Aldean Has Billboard Country Airplay’s Most #1’s Ahead Of New Single

JASON ALDEAN TAKES A SEAT AT THE TOP OF THE RADIO CHARTS
EARNING 19TH CAREER NO. ONE WITH “ANY OL BARSTOOL”

Concurrently Announces “They Don’t Know” As Next Single With Same Momentum Launching
JASON ALDEAN: THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, On April 27

While “slowing things down with the open-hearted…Jack Daniels-laced song” (Entertainment Weekly), RIAA’s top digital Country male artist of all time Jason Aldean earns his 19th No. One with “Any Ol Barstool,” topping both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week. Serving as the third consecutive chart-topper off his seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW, “the soundtrack of heartache” (Billboard) also marks Aldean’s first No. One since claiming the coveted ACM Entertainer of the Year award back-to-back, making him one of only nine artists in history to achieve this accomplishment.

“‘Any Ol Barstool’ brought that classic Country vibe I grew up on, so it’s pretty cool to me that my fans and Country radio took it to No. One,” said Aldean. “We’ve worked up big moments around ‘Barstool’ and ’They Don’t Know’ and it’s made me even more ready to get back out on the road and see the fans.”

Aldean keeps the momentum moving as he announces his new single is the title-track off the only Country album to claim the top spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart in 2016. “Packed with stadium-size songs and arena-ready hooks” (The Boston Globe), Aldean is sure to bring that same energy to the stage while boasting support from special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver,as he returns to the road next week with his JASON ALDEAN: THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, launching in Toledo, OH, on Apr. 27.

“When I first heard the song it really made me think about how rural communities can come across misunderstood. It’s a classic scenario in movies, a Hollywood producer films in small towns and packs in every stereotype you can imagine,” noted Aldean. “This song wraps all those feelings together perfectly and basically says not to judge a book by its cover. I relate to that growing up in the backwoods of Georgia.”

“Country music’s hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as THEY DON’T KNOW follows each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 19 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time. In addition to the new tour, the “reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase a special exhibit opening its doors on May 27, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.

JASON ALDEAN’S “OPEN-HEARTED” NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANY OL’ BARSTOOL” PREMIERES TODAY EXCLUSIVELY WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

JASON ALDEAN’S “OPEN-HEARTED” NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANY OL’ BARSTOOL”
PREMIERES TODAY EXCLUSIVELY WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Tidal Takes Fans Behind-The-Scenes on the Set of the
ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominee’s New Video

 Reigning and current ACM “Entertainer of the Year” nominee Jason Aldean hones in on the emotional reality of a broken heart in the new music video for his current Top 10 single “Any Ol Barstool,” debuting exclusively today with Entertainment Weekly. Directed by Shaun Silva and filmed at a local-favorite Nashville bar, The Dog Tavern, Aldean “is slowing things down with the open-hearted” (Entertainment Weekly) video that follows a relationship in denial, leading to an unsure ending. Filled with Aldean’s “signature grit…studded with steel guitar” (The Tennessean), the third release from Aldean’s No. One selling album THEY DON’T KNOW, “Any Ol’ Barstool” serves as “a throwback to the early music that helped catapult Aldean into the spotlight,” (Forbes).

“This is one of those classic Country heartache songs where the guy is trying to convince his girl that he is fine, but in reality he’s not,” said Aldean. “So, I wanted the video to relay that classic heartache scenario we’ve all been in, but with a little twist which Shaun is always good at.”

Watch the video premiere on Entertainment Weekly here: http://bit.ly/2lPpFOg

 

“Country music’s hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as THEY DON’T KNOW follows on the heels of each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 18 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which has already produced two consecutive chart-toppers. Aldean makes plans to return to the road with his JASON ALDEAN: THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, launching in Toledo, OH, on Apr. 27, with special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver. In addition to the new tour, the “reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase a special exhibit opening its doors on May 27, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.

Kiefer Sutherland To Appear On GAC’s Top 20 Countdown This Weekend

KIEFER SUTHERLAND TO APPEAR ON GAC’S TOP 20 COUNTDOWN THIS WEEKEND

Debut Album DOWN IN A HOLE Continues to Receive Rave Reviews

“Designated Survivor” Airs Wednesdays at 10|9c on ABC


You’ve seen him in the hit ABC series “Designated Survivor,” but Kiefer Sutherland continues to pursue his musical passion as he opens up on Great American Country’s Top 20 Countdown about his critically-acclaimed debut album DOWN IN A HOLE.

Sutherland sits down for an intimate discussion with host Suzanne Alexander about the inspiration behind DOWN IN A HOLE, a passion project chock-full of 11 co-written tracks.

GAC Air Dates
Jan. 6 6p EST
Jan. 7 10am and 12pm EST
Jan. 8 9am and 11am EST
Click here for local listings

Recently, Sutherland performed “Can’t Stay Away” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Calling Out Your Name” on “The View.” Sutherland also graced the cover of Guitar Aficionado, Goldmine Magazine and Collectible Guitar issues.

DOWN IN A HOLE was recently featured in People, Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Guitar Player, The Boot, Vice/Live Nation TV, Closer Weekly, US Weekly, Sounds Like Nashville, Nashville Country Club, Taste of Country, The Pickup, Paste, Bella Magazine, Celebrity Page, Consequence of Sound, Associated Press and more.

Sutherland will be back on the road this spring with a North American tour. Dates will be announced soon. Keep up with Sutherland by visiting kiefersutherlandmusic.com or connect with him on social media by following him on Twitter and Facebook.

Reviewers are applauding Sutherland’s vocals, guitar licks and songwriting style:

“Kiefer Sutherland…slows down and unwinds on his debut album, a collection of 11 rough-edged country songs…The album has an unexpected, unvarnished authenticity that is pleasant, if sometimes familiar.”
-Jill Lawless, Associated Press

“The perfect soundtrack for your Americana, dive bar road trip, “All She Wrote” starts off with an intro that would sound right at home during the duel scene in a modern western. Sutherland’s gritty vocals overlap electric guitar and crashing drums…”
-Kat Harlton, Lithium Magazine

DOWN IN A HOLE TRACK LISTING:
1.Can’t Stay Away
2.Truth In Your Eyes
3.I’ll Do Anything
4.Not Enough Whiskey
5.Going Home
6.Calling Out Your Name
7.My Best Friend
8.Shirley Jean
9.All She Wrote
10.Down In A Hole
11.Gonna Die

Meat Loaf Joins Dan Rather on The Big Interview Tonight at 8/7c on AXS TV; Continues Support Of ‘Braver Than We Are’ Album With Multiple Appearances

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Meat Loaf joins Dan Rather on The Big Interview
TONIGHT at 8/7c on AXS TV

Also Serving Up Meat Loaf: Hallmark’s Home & Family, Talk is Jericho, MichaeLA, The Rich Eisen Show, KTLA Morning Show, MLB.com and More

New Album ‘Braver Than We Are’ Debuts at #2 on iTunes Rock

Grammy-award winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf joins Dan Rather on tonight’s airing of The Big Interview on AXS-TV. The larger-than-life star discusses his new album, Braver Than We Are, which debuted at #2 on iTunes Rock last week, and topics including Meat Loaf’s music, success, passion and acting. He also shows off his extensive collection of sports memorabilia. Watch the preview here.

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To celebrate the release of his new album Braver Than We Are (available now worldwide), Meat Loaf made appearances on NBC’s TODAY, AOL Build, Fox & Friends, ABC’s The Chew, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, PBS’ Metro Focus, CNBC’s Closing Bell, Home & Family (airing again tomorrow), The Rich Eisen Show, KTLA Morning Show, MichaeLA on HLN and Talk is Jericho, as well as multiple shows on SiriusXM and The Alan Colmes Show on Fox News Radio. Additionally, interviews with Meat Loaf appeared in People, Entertainment Weekly, Closer Weekly and Parade Magazine, as well as on Billboard and Huffington Post. MLB.com Entertainment will launch the first of a two-part feature this Thursday, September 22.

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“People won’t believe us but we’re more excited about this album than we were Bat 1 and I’m thrilled to be finally sharing it with the world,” Meat Loaf stated.

In a career spanning over four decades, Braver Than We Are is Meat Loaf’s fourth album featuring songs exclusively written by Jim Steinman. With a painting featuring Meat and Jim together for the first time gracing the cover, the album hearkens back to the hugely successful Meat-Steinman collaborations Bat Out of Hell (1977) and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993), which together sold over 67 million units. Braver Than We Are is a testament to Meat’s artistic rapport with Steinman. The songwriter’s strikingly vivid style matched with Meat’s incomparable talents not to mention his wit and grandiosity, results in the two successfully connecting with audiences on an epic scale. 429 Records released Braver Than We Are digitally, on CD and vinyl in Europe on Sept. 9 and the US and rest of the world on Sept. 16.

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About Meat Loaf:
Whether he’s on tape, on screen or the performance stage, Meat Loaf’s powerful presence is always felt in grand style. The Grammy® Award-winning musical titan exploded onto the scene with the breakout album, “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977. It has remained one of the top-selling albums in the world. Celebrated as one of the most extraordinary performers of all-time, Meat Loaf has appeared on Broadway and appeared in numerous films and television shows ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crazy in Alabama, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, and Fight Club to House, M.D., Masters of Horror, Hallmark’s Citizen Jane, Monk, Celebrity Apprentice, and Glee. The iconic performer continues to take center stage before packed concerts crowds, get rave reviews and generate international headlines. For more information, visit meatloaf.net.

Dierks Bentley Tackles Primetime TV with Diverse Range of Performances

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DIERKS BENTLEY’S DEPTH AND DIVERSITY
ARE PRIMETIME THIS WEEK AHEAD OF
SOLD-OUT SHOWS ON THE WEST COAST

Bentley’s CMA Nominated “Different For Girls” Climbs the Top 5 On The Radio Charts

“Country music’s most relatable star” (Esquire) Dierks Bentley has a full week ahead with national television performances that showcase his depth and diversity across all major broadcast networks. Ahead of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina Panthers tomorrow (9/8), the multi-CMA nominee will perform the anthemic album cut “Freedom” off his No. One album BLACK during the 2016 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI (NBC & NFL Network at 7:30P ET on 9/8) pregame festivities. He will perform that same track, as well as honor Glen Campbell, on CBS’ broadcast of 10th Annual ACM Honors the following night at 9:00P ET. Additionally, Bentley was tapped to reimagine David Bowie’s “Heroes” with Keith Urban and Little Big Town during the 5th Annual Stand Up To Cancer telecast (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC at 8P ET on 9/9).

Bentley’s “game-changing” (Taste Of Country) single “Different for Girls” with friend Elle King climbs up the Top 5 at Country radio after receiving a CMA nomination last week for “Musical Event of the Year.” As a top nominee with four total nods, Bentley was also recognized in the “Album of the Year” category for his No. One selling and critically acclaimed BLACK, “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” for his Platinum multi-week No. One summer anthem “Somewhere On A Beach.”

This weekend Bentley will bring his “massive summer trek” (Entertainment Weekly) to the West Coast with capacity crowds (9/9 in Mountain View, CA; 9/10 in Irvine, CA; 9/11 in Chula Vista, CA) on his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR. Bentley has extended the run with additional arena dates through the end of October with Randy Houser and Drake White. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Kick Off New Year’s Celebrations with Vegas’ Hometown Rockers Imagine Dragons at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Dec. 30

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IMAGINE DRAGONS
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE MOWGLI’S AND  THE MOWGLI’S 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 AT 8PM

Tickets on-sale Friday at 10am!

Platinum-selling rock band and Las Vegas’ very own, Imagine Dragons, will be kicking off the New Year’s celebrations in Vegas. The hometown band will rock out The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, December 30. The band will be joined by special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

“Vegas is home, so there is no better place for us to be celebrating the new year,” said lead singer Dan Reynolds. “We have a lot of history with The Joint, and this is going to be a very special show.”

Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons “the biggest breakout of the year” and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the “Year of the Dragons” while Billboard noted, “Imagine Dragons are rock’s 2013 live breakout.” The band also just released via iTunes their new film, The Making Of Night Visions, a live documentary that chronicles the recording of the platinum-certified album.

Imagine Dragons was formed in 2008 by lead singer Dan Reynolds. The band recorded and released their first three EPs (Imagine Dragons, Hell and Silence, and It’s Time) in Las Vegas, the hometown of Reynolds. The single “It’s Time” holds the record for the longest run on the 2012 Alternative Top 10 charts.

The band got their first big local break at Bite of Las Vegas in 2010 when they performed in front of more than 26,000 people. Local Vegas awards include “Best CD of 2011” (Vegas Seven), “Best Local Indie Band 2010” (Las Vegas Weekly), and “Las Vegas’ Newest Must See Live Act” (Las Vegas CityLife).

Imagine Dragons’ debut album Night Visions on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album arrived on the Billboard Top 200 at #2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. The album has been propelled by the amazing success of the 2x platinum selling single, “It’s Time” and the 6x platinum follow-up “Radioactive.” The current single, “Demons” has sold over 1.3 million copies. Check out the Imagine Dragons Remix of “Demons” here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsGcO-2GJQ&feature=youtu.be

Their second single “Radioactive” reached #1 on “Billboard Alternative Songs” and “Billboard Rock Songs” and has sold more than six million singles in the United States. Rolling Stone called the single “the biggest rock hit of the year.” The third single “Demons” is currently #2 on “Billboard Alternative Songs,” #2 on “Billboard Rock Songs, and #12 on “Billboard Hot 100” and has sold more than 1 million copies in the United States.

Imagine Dragons are Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman (drums).

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Alternative rockers The Mowgli’s are from Southern California. They’re best known for their hit song “San Francisco” which was #11 on Billboard’s alternative chart this year. The band is names after a character in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

Parade of Lights are an alt-electro band based in Los Angeles. Comprised of Ryan Daly, Anthony Improgo, Michelle Ashley and Randy Schulte, the group combines equal parts rock, electro, and shoegaze to create a unique blend of 80’s influenced pop drawing on inspiration from artists like U2, Depeche Mode, M83, and even Madonna.

Tickets, starting at $79.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

 

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

 

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Actor and Comedian Aziz Ansari Makes Aces of Comedy Debut at The Mirage May 3 – 4

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Actor and Comedian Aziz Ansari Makes Aces of Comedy Debut at The Mirage May 3 – 4

 Tickets Now on Sale

The Mirage Hotel & Casino will welcome actor and comedian Aziz Ansari when he makes his Aces of Comedy debut May 3 – 4.  Ansari, best known for his role as Tom Haverford on NBC’s series “Parks & Recreation” will take the Terry Fator Theatre stage at 10 p.m. each evening.

Tickets priced at $49.99, $59.99 and $69.99, plus tax and service charges, are now on sale.  To charge by phone, call (800) 627-6667 or (702) 791-7111.  Tickets also are available for purchase online at www.mirage.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Ansari has earned critical praise for his role in NBC’s “Parks & Recreation” from media outlets including Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and Yahoo! TV.  Additionally, People Magazine named him 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Primetime.” In 2012, Ansari released his second hour-long stand-up special titled “Dangerously Delicious,” a follow-up to his debut special on COMEDY CENTRAL titled “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.” The actor also is keeping busy in the film world and will next appear in “This is the End,” alongside Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and James Franco, scheduled to be released later this year.

Ansari began performing stand-up comedy in 2001 while attending New York University and continues to perform worldwide. He recently embarked on the multi-city “Buried Alive Tour.” After hosting the highly popular 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Ansari began making regular appearances on late-night television including “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

 

About Aces of Comedy

The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide.  The 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances.  The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, is home to some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Seth Meyers and Jim Gaffigan, among others.

 

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Blue Man Group Unveils New Colorful, Vivid Artwork Campaign For Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE MAN GROUP UNVEILS NEW COLORFUL, VIVID ARTWORK CAMPAIGN FOR LAS VEGAS

Blue Man Group debuts a new vibrant, multicolored artwork campaign for its visually stunning Las Vegas production. The fresh, energetic creative reflects the show’s playfulness, humor and dedication to musical discovery. Blue Man Group’s new artwork was captured by the award-winning photographer Jill Greenberg, whose past work has appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Wired, Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly and numerous other noteworthy publications. Las Vegas is the only place in the United States where the one-of-a-kind campaign can be seen.

About Blue Man Group
Wildly popular around the world, Blue Man Group defies simple description. A musical feast? Yes. A roller coaster of comedy? Absolutely. A stunning mix of technology and raw imagination? You bet. It’s all that and so much more. This explosion of color, humor, music, and technology comes to life every night in the custom-built Blue Man Group theatre at The Venetian® in Las Vegas. The show’s contagious energy engages the audience, thrilling adults and kids alike. It’s intense, exciting, interactive and above all – a must-see.

Ticket prices start at $59 plus tax and service fees.  Call 702.414.9001 or 1.800.blueman for ticket and show information. Special military and children’s pricing available. Ask about Blue Man Group’s dinner and VIP packages. Blue Man Group will be moving to the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casinoin the fall of 2012.  Visit Blue Man Group for more information.