American Rock Bands Night Ranger and Survivor to Perform at the 14th Annual RaceJam Concert on Saturday, March 11 at Fremont Street Experience
Celebrate NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas with four days of free entertainment
Night Ranger and special guest Survivor will perform NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas at the 14th Annual RaceJam concert at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, March 11 starting with Survivor at 8 p.m. followed by Night Ranger, both on the 3rd Street Stage. Survivor will ramp up the crowd at the free concert by performing legendary hits such as “Eye of the Tiger,” “Burning Heart” and “The Search is Over.” Night Ranger will then take the stage and entertain the audience with top songs including “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “(You Can Still) Rock In America” among many others.
The 2017 concert is part of the 14th Annual RaceJam, a four-day event celebrating NASCAR Weekend with free nightly entertainment and NASCAR merchandise available for purchase Monday, March 6 – Monday, March 13. The annual downtown concert is held in conjunction with NASCAR Weekend, which features the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 11 and the Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 12, both at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street. For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.
About Night Ranger:
Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond, with songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base. Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” along with “Sentimental Street,” “Goodbye,” “Sing Me Away,” “Four in the Morning” and more. The band was also one of the first big “video” bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.
Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s “Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more!
Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
Legendary rock band Survivor is embarking on their next chapter with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 21-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group will take their trademark arena rock sound to their loyal and devoted fan base.
Survivor released their first album in 1980 on Scotti Brothers. Their first Top-40 on the Hot 100 came the next year with “Poor Man’s Son.” Their big break would come in 1982 when the band was asked by Sylvester Stallone to provide the theme song for Rocky III. That single, “Eye Of The Tiger,” hit #1 – staying there for seven weeks, winning a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, a People’s Choice Award, Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. The song came in at #18 on the “Top 100 Singles” chart in Billboard‘s 100th Anniversary issue and it’s well over the 300,000 mark on iTunes, where it’s currently holding strong at #9 on their “Top Soundtrack” chart. The band also struck paydirt as a result of a Stallone movie when “Burning Heart” appeared on the soundtrack of Rocky IV in 1985, hitting #2 on the singles chart. VITAL SIGNS, was another huge success for the band, peaking at #16 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart thanks to the Billboard Top-20 hits “I Can’t Hold Back” (#13), “High On You” (#8) and “The Search Is Over” (#4).
About Fremont Street Experience Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.
Award-winning Actress, Comedienne and Producer Whoopi Goldberg
Returns to Treasure Island November 14
Whoopi Goldberg, who has been delighting audiences since the age of eight, will return to Treasure Island November 14 at 9 p.m.
Goldberg began her career working in theater and creating characters that became “The Spook Show” and evolved into the hit Broadway show, Grammy® Award-winning album and HBO special that helped launch her career. During her Broadway show, Goldberg grabbed the attention of Steven Spielberg who cast her in “The Color Purple,” her first big-screen role. Since then she has starred in many other films including “Ghost,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Girl, Interrupted” and the upcoming releases “Black Dog, Red Dog” and “Big Stone Gap.”
In 2002, Goldberg became part of a very elite group of artists who have won a Grammy® (“Whoopi Goldberg”), an Academy Award® (“Ghost”), a Golden Globe® (“The Color Purple” and “Ghost”), an Emmy® (as host of AMC’s “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel”) and a Tony (as producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”).
Goldberg has also penned many books including the children’s book “Alice,” the best-selling “Book,” “Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners” and “Sugar Plum Ballerinas.”
Goldberg has appeared in a variety of television programs and hosted the Academy Awards®. She currently serves as moderator of “The View” on ABC, recently continued her guest role on “Glee,” and lent her voice to characters on “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” and “The 7D.”
Tickets are available starting at $69.95, plus tax and handling fees, and can be purchased by calling the box office at 800-392-1999. Purchases can also be made on-line at www.treasureisland.com.
About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment and Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance that combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that have become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.com, www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.
Sunday, February 16, Marquee Dayclub made history, throwing Las Vegas’ very first winter pool party during President’s Day Weekend. Joining forces with Insomniac to host the third annual Halfway to EDC bash, the event celebrated the six-month countdown to EDC Las Vegas. DJs Dash Berlin, Candyland, Paris Blohm, Firebeatz, Kennedy Jones and Jason Lema composed the talented lineup of heavy hitters as thousands of guests poured onto the rooftop venue, 17 stories above Las Vegas Blvd, to witness the monumental event.
Featuring a sound and lighting system unlike any seen before on a Las Vegas pool deck, the 22,000-square-foot temperature-controlled Dayclub Dome made its debut in grand fashion, keeping the space 15 to 20 degrees warmer than outside temperatures. The dome allowed party goers to rave from sun up to sun down as revelry ran late into the evening, marking a historic day for both Marquee and dayclub trends to follow.
The high energy party later transitioned into a multi-level nightlife experience. From the most-watched Super Bowl halftime performance to a residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ The Chelsea theatre, Bruno Mars took over Marquee Nightclub with his official concert after party. Performing for a sold-out crowd at The Chelsea earlier Sunday evening, the Grammy-award winning artist was greeted by mass applause and cheers as he entered the venue and settled into a VIP table in the main room. Joined by a large group of friends, the soulful crooner jumped on stage to address the crowd, surprising fans with an impromptu performance of smash hits “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Bubble Butt.” Setting off a sea of flashes, Bruno thanked guests for partying with him as DJ Havana Brown kept the club anthems rolling.
Actor Darren Criss from “Glee” was also spotted at Marquee Nightclub with girlfriend Mia Swier.
Dot Marie Jones, best known from “GLEE,” celebrated her 50th birthday at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Saturday. The actress was joined by friends including former “GLEE” costar Ashley Fink as well as her partner, who she recently married, Bridget Casteen. The group enjoyed a specially prepared meal from the chef, and the birthday girl was later surprised with a three-tier Vegas themed cake designed by GimmeSomeSugar. Dot and Bridget shared a kiss after she blew out her candles and Dot exclaimed, “I’m 50!”
Friday night, Jim Belushi was spotted at a VIP table at LAVO Nightclub. The comedian and actor enjoyed the party scene while taking in the sounds of DJ D-Miles.
Saturday marked the opening of the third season of LAVO’s famed Champagne Party Brunch. The signature afternoon soiree returned in full force after successfully introducing the party brunch concept to the Las Vegas Strip in 2011. DJ Lema hit the turntables to set the vibe dining scene as guests quickly filled the space and enjoyed signature dishes including Almond Crusted French Toast, Lemon Ricotta Waffles and more. The party moved into high gear as the curtains closed and glow sticks illuminated the room. Cork popping, confetti blasts and costumed hosts heightened the midday bash as guests danced the day away. Actor Jacob Artist from “GLEE” kicked off his 21st birthday festivities at brunch, sharing fishbowl cocktails. Provocative nightlife photographer Kirill also was spotted experiencing his first LAVO Champagne Party Brunch
Later that evening, Artist continued the celebration and enjoyed dinner with friends at TAO Asian Bistro, having heard from other GLEE cast members how much they loved the hot spot. The group feasted on a selection of seafood and signature Orchid and Lychee martinis before taking over a VIP table in the nightclub where guests quickly noticed the actor and took photos.
Kirill also checked out TAO Nightclub, jumping in the booth to drink shots with DJ Eric D-Lux.
Ross Matthews, comedian and television host best known from “Chelsea Lately” and “Hello Ross,” also dined at TAO. Accompanied by his boyfriend Salvador Camarena and friends, Matthews and his group enjoyed Spicy Tuna Tartare over Crispy Rice, Sausage Fried Rice, Lobster Wontons, Crispy Orange Chicken and more, mentioning to the waiter that they loved the food. On Friday night Ross and friends were spotted enjoying Italian fare at LAVO, insisting on trying the famous Kobe Meatball.
Saturday night in the Boom Box Room at Marquee Nightclub, the entire Los Angeles Clippers team was seen celebrating after their overtime win against the Denver Nuggets earlier that evening. NBA stars including Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Matt Barnes and the rest of the team partied at a section of VIP tables.
LAVO Brunch photo credit: Karl Larson Jacob Artist photo credit: Bobby Jameidar
Bluewater Productions newest biography comic book release this week features a re-release of the “Fame: Drake” comic book featuring a new Batman homage cover by famed comic book artist O.M.G. (aka Mario Gully) and a tribute comic book on Glee star Cory Monteith.
The issue featuring Monteith is being released in cooperation with, and at the urging of the recently passed star’s fan club the “Montourage”. According to Bluewater president Darren Davis, percent of the proceeds of the book will be donated to a series of charities identified by Montourage in which Monteith was an active supporter including To Write Love on her Arms and Chrysalis LA.
The comic book showcases the talent of a life that was cut to short. Tribute: Cory Monteith shows the star from his troubled beginnings to his international success as the character Finn on the hit show Glee.
Written by CW Cooke and drawn by Beniamino Bradi with a cover by Brent Sprecher, the novella-sized issue features a heartfelt special forward penned by Montourage president Ravital Zabarsky.
“Words cannot describe how much he will be missed,” said Zabarsky. “He has been a major impact on helping me become who I am today and I know that so many could say the same. He and his legacy will always be a part of our hearts as we remind ourselves that now he’s just smiling at us all from above – our angel simply got his wings”.
Also out this week is a re-release of the biography of Aubrey Graham, better known to the world as Drake. Inspired by a famous 1970’s comic book cover, this homage, this collector’s edition issue features the hip hop star in the guise of the Dark Knight.
He made a name for himself as the wheelchair bound Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: the Next Generation” He went from Canadian teen-melodrama to the hip hop star that worked with Lil Wayne’s stable of musicians with the comic “Fame: Drake.”
“Fame: Drake” is written by New York best-selling author Marc Shapiro with art by Mike J.C. The comic book is sold as an eBook as well as print exclusively at Comic Book Flea Market by clicking here: http://bit.ly/13Vd0tc
“I really enjoyed drawing a homage cover for Drake’s comic book. He’s one of my favorite artists because he keeps it real. I highly respect that.” said cover artist O.M.G.
The “Tribute” line of comic books tells the stories of the classic entertainers that have passed on. It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world. Other subjects have been James Dean, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe.
You can download these titles on Wowio, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, iTunes, Kindle, Wowio, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.
(Original Mario Gully) is a professional creator, writer and illustrator. He has a long resume of projects from the likes of: Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Walt Disney, and many other respected companies and publishers. His most noteworthy creator owned title “Ant”, released in 2007, awarded him acclaim in the comic book industry, selling out multiple printings and being haled as “One of the most original characters in the last 20 years” by Erik Larsen (former publisher of Image Comics).
O.M.G has a number of new projects in development, including new characters. He resides in California.
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
Glee star, Kevin McHale was spotted at HERAEA inside Palms Casino Resort Saturday night. McHale and a group of friends visited the recently opened restaurant to celebrate a friend’s bachelor party. The actor enjoyed Loaded Skins, Oyster Shooters, Mac N Cheese and a Petit Filet Mignon while he took in the sights and sounds of the restaurant including the 30 large TV screens.
GLEE’S BECCA TOBIN CELEBRATES 27th BIRTHDAY WITH CASTMATES AT HYDE BELLAGIO SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
WHAT: Becca Tobin,who stars as Kitty Wilde and McKinley High’s new mean girl on FOX’s Glee,will celebrate her 27th birthday with fellow cast members at Hyde BellagioSaturday, Jan. 26.
With the help of other Glee stars, Tobin will toast to another year in style inside Vegas’ hottest night spot as DJs D-Miles and Five keep the party going into the early morning hours.
The actress, who supports anti-bullying as the female spokesperson for BullyVille, aims to use her public appearances to raise awareness for the important cause.
WHO: Becca Tobinof Glee
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26
Bellagio Resort & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
OTHER: Hyde Bellagio is the first nightlife venture in Las Vegas by renowned hospitality leader sbe. Awarded “Best New Club” by Las Vegas Weekly, the venue boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most-celebrated landmark, The Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio introduces an exclusive early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m., highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates from Circo. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele. Hyde Bellagio is open nightly 5 p.m. to late and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to late. Every Tuesday, Hyde celebrates its ‘Lost Angels’ insider night, delivering the unfiltered sounds and style of LA. Every Thursday, Hyde offers live music and the unbridled sounds of local favorites from 9 p.m. – midnight. Every Saturday, late night meets daylight with “Sunrise Sessions,” a party that begins at 1:30 a.m. and continues into the early morning hours delivering hot, up-and-coming house beats. For a virtual tour of the venue, click here. Visit HydeBellagio.com for more information.
Last night (Friday, November 9) Cirque du Soleil proudlycelebrated the Las Vegas premiere of its newest resident show Zarkanaat ARIA Resort & Casino™ at CityCenter.
The show follows Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, as he guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.
Celebrities joining the night’s red carpet event and after-party at HAZE Nightclub included actor Emmy award-winning actor Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), director Francis Ford Coppola, actor Matt Lanter (90210), actress Dot Jones (Glee), actor Harry Shum Jr (Glee), actor Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class), Dj ASHBA (Recording Artist), Mark Foster (Recording Artist), magician/illusionist Criss Angel, actor Omar Benson Miller (CSI:Miami), comedian Carrot Top, entertainers Siegfried & Roy, the Zarkana creative team including François Girard (Writer & Director), Nick Littlemore (Composer & Musical Director) and Cirque du Soleil’s President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.
In typical Cirque fashion, an unknowing audience member gets pulled on stage by the clowns of Zarkana during the Electric Chair act. Jennette McCurdy, star of Nickolodeon’s iCarly, was chosen for the cameo appearance at the Las Vegas premiere. As she was strapped into the electric chair the light switch prop was flipped multiple times to make ‘magic’ happen on stage between the two clowns and the starlette.
Following the spectacular production, guests were escorted to HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino for an exclusive Cirque after party to celebrate the premiere. Restaurant partners from CityCenter and ARIA provided small bites as Zarkana characters welcomed everyone to the upscale nightclub.
Jennie Garth, Chord Overstreet, Ashley Benson and Danny Masterson poolside at Azure at The Palazzo Las Vegas
Azure Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas was certainly the place to be this Labor Day Weekend. Actress Jennie Garth enjoyed the sounds of DJ MomJeans (Danny Masterson) while “Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson arrived with Chord Overstreet from “Glee.”
Newly single Jennie Garth wow’d the crowd in a neon yellow string bikini showing off her amazing beach body. She jumped into the DJ booth with Danny Masterson and actor Michael Pena who talked to Jennie about his new movie “End of Watch” which co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal.
Meanwhile, Chord and Ashley lounged by the pool with friends, took photos and enjoyed some of Azure’s signature cocktails. Both were excited to talk about filming their hit TV shows, which are both currently in production. Chord mentioned pranking some of his castmates with cockroaches, while Ashley talked about how excited she was to reunite with friends Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens to launch their new movie “Spring Breakers.”
Jennie cooled down poolside with her girlfriends just before a male admirer playfully pulled her into the pool. The group jumped in with her and began splashing the crowd.
Everyone expressed how Azure Pool is the perfect getaway for the holiday weekend and loved that The Palazzo has everything they need without leaving the hotel. Jennie joked how she hasn’t left the hotel in three days because everything is under one roof.
98.5 KLUC SUMMER JAM 2012 TO BE HELD AT M RESORT SPA CASINO ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17
The Wanted to headline along with other special musical guests
M Resort Spa Casino will host the 98.5 KLUC and The Beat Clan Summer Jam 2012, an all-day poolside party and concert at the M Resort’s spectacular Villaggio Del Sole outdoor concert piazza on Sunday, June 17 starting at noon. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 15 at 10am. Headlining the show is pop band, The Wanted. They will be joined by special guests Karmin, HardNox, Chris Rene and DJ Hollywood.
British boy band, The Wanted — Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes have taken the pop music world by storm under the guidance of Scooter Braun, Justin Beiber’s manager. The band released their first U.S. album The Wanted EP last month to rave reviews.
The group’s single, “Glad You Came,” has been featured on Fox’s hit series “Glee,” and the band made their U.S. television debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The single peaked at number three on the U.S. Hot 100 and has sold over two million copies in America since its release.
Ticket prices are $24.98 inclusive of LET and may be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000, by visiting any Ticketmaster location, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at M Resort Player Services and the M Resort Main Pool Hut.
ABOUT M RESORT SPA CASINO
M Resort Spa Casino is located on over 90 acres at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort offers 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming, seven restaurants and six destination bars, more than 92,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza. For more information, visit www.theMresort.com. Find us on Facebook – M Resort Spa Casino. Follow @MResort Twitter. Read our M Point of View Blog. M Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Christina Perri Hits the Road This Summer on her First Ever Headlining Tour
Catch Her Live at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on July 16th
Debut album “lovestrong.” Lands the #4 Spot on the Billboard 200 Week of Release!
Christina Perri will hit the road this Summer on her first ever headlining tour of the US in support of her debut album lovestrong. – out May 10th on Atlantic Records. Kicking off on July 16th in Las Vegas, NV with a show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the tour includes a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza and ends at the Outside Lands Festival on August 13th in San Francisco, CA.
It has been quite an incredible few weeks for the LA based Philly native. Since the May 10th Atlantic Records release of her Top 5 debut album lovestrong., she’s performed live on ELLEN, The Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, made appearances on MTV’s The Seven and VH1’s Morning Buzz, and her double platinum first single “Jar Of Hearts” was performed by Lea Michele on the “Prom Night” episode of Glee. To top that off, Christina’s second single “Arms” is moving up the Hot AC Chart and her video for the new single is already a staple on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown and is currently in Large rotation on the channel.
Check out what the press has been saying about her new tunes:
“…pairs the voracity of Florence & the Machine with the growling undertones of Adele’s voice.” Billboard
“…breathtaking…With an intoxicating mix of Tori Amos’ atmospherics and a true rocker’s edge…” MTV
“…we can’t get enough of her spunky, sing-a-long track, ‘Bang Bang Bang.’” NYLON
Catch her live on her headlining tour of the US, confirmed tour dates below:
July 16th – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
17th – Martini Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ
18th – Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
20th – Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX
21st – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
22nd – House of Blues – Houston, TX
24th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
25th – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
27th – Paradise – Boston, MA
28th – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
29th – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Christina Perri Proves Love is Strong with Top 5 Billboard Debut Only the Second Debut Album to Bow Top 5 So Far in 2011
Christina Perri’s debut album lovestrong. has blasted into the #4 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 after an outstanding first week of sales. The album, which hit stores on May 10th (Atlantic Records), marks quite an accomplishment for Perri, who is only the second new artist this year to debut in the Top 5 with her first album.
The strong debut comes on the success of her hits “Jar of Hearts” (over 2 million singles) and “Arms.” The latter track has made fast work climbing Hot AC radio charts, with “Jar” still spinning strong at Top 40 stations over ten months after release. The “Arms” music video is already a staple on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, moving to Large rotation this week.
Christina has been sweeping television this past week, performing on Ellen (5/13), The Today Show (5/17) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (5/18), as well as appearances on MTV’s The Seven and VH1’s Morning Buzz.
In addition, “Jar of Hearts” received the Glee treatment on release date when Lea Michele’s striking rendition of the song aired during the “Prom Queen” episode last Tuesday. The Glee Cast version of the track sold 70,000 copies this week, while Perri’s original climbed back into iTunes Top 30, selling 73,000 downloads.
Perri just wrapped three weeks of dates with James Blunt and has announced news of her first-ever headlining tour that kicks off in Las Vegas on July 16th and keeps her on the road until mid-August. The trek also includes stops at this year’s Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals.