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.

Tune-In: Lady A Heads To Daytona 500 & Kimmel

LADY ANTEBELLUM SETS PLANS FOR
BACK-TO-BACK TELEVISION PERFORMANCES
FROM THE 59TH ANNUAL DAYTONA 500 TO
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! FOR “MASHUP MONDAY”
FEATURING LADY ANTEBELL BIV DEVOE

“You Look Good” Hits Top 30 at Country Radio
Only Four Weeks After Release

 This Sunday, ACM nominee Lady Antebellum will help kick off racing season as the headlining entertainment prior to the start of The 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 (2/26 at 12:00P CT on FOX). The following night, the trio will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2/27 at 10:35P CT on ABC) to join the highly influential R&B/Hip-Hop group Bell Bid Devoe, for a one-time-only “Mashup Monday” featuring Lady AnteBell Biv Devoe.

Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the most groove-driven song they’ve ever recorded,” Lady A’s “You Look Good” has catapulted up the radio charts landing in the Top 30 only four weeks after its release. As the lead single from their forthcoming sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville) out June 9, the new track “mixes a dazzling horn section with a swaggering bass riff” (Associated Press) with “snappy funk drums” (LA Times).

The seven-time Grammy award winner’s “renewed energy” (People) follows more than 18 million units, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Lady A will hit more than 65 shows in six countries on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR presented by NABISCO, launching May 26 with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKES “SWAGGERING NEW SONG” “YOU LOOK GOOD” TO THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW AND JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! THIS WEEK

LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKES “SWAGGERING
NEW SONG” “YOU LOOK GOOD” TO
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW AND
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! THIS WEEK

Critics Applaud Trio for “Stretching” on “Groovy, Horn-Driven” New Single

 Seven-time GRAMMY awarding winning group Lady Antebellum heads to the West Coast this week for the television debut of their just-released “You Look Good.” Serving as the lead track off their forthcoming sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville) available June 9, the trio will perform the “funky, grooving song” (Rolling Stone) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow (1/24, check local listings), before stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (1/25 at 10:35P CT on ABC).

With the announcement of their new single, new album and upcoming YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR last week, the group’s excitement was infections among both critics who noted “Lady Antebellum is ready to crank it up again” (Billboard) and fans as the “swaggering new song” (Atlanta Journal Constitution) bolted to the top of the iTunes Country Songs chart upon release where it continues to hold in the Top 5.

“The single mixes a dazzling horn section with a swaggering bass riff that reflects the band’s sun-filled days in the Hollywood Hills and white sand beaches of Florida.” – Associated Press

“This actually makes the third straight time Lady A has stretched the perception of who they are while introducing a new project.” – Taste of Country

Beginning Friday (1/27), fans will be able to purchase tickets to first announced YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR dates with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young as part of Live Nation’s Country Megatickets. Lady A will continue to announce more than 65 shows in six countries over the coming weeks. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.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

Justin Moore Merges Comedy & Country On Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11/2)

JUSTIN MOORE MERGES COMEDY & COUNTRY ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! (11/2)

New Single “Somebody Else Will” Climbing Radio Charts

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Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT
Network: ABC (Check local listings)

Chart-topping Country crooner Justin Moore will show off his comedic chops once again during a special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Wednesday (11/2) at 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT on ABC (check local listings). Directly following the CMA Awards, the Platinum-selling singer will offer up a light-hearted new tune for the late night audience. Moore previously gave a hilarious reading of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” for KNIX-FM with his signature Southern drawl eliciting over 18 million views. Watch it here.

As fans clamor to hear new music, Moore’s new single Somebody Else Will was recently introduced to Country radio and is already creating major buzz with Taste of Country saying “Expect this song to be his biggest hit since ‘Point at You.’” This is the follow-up to his sixth No. 1 “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” which recently ascended to the top of both the Mediabase and Billboard charts, as the lead single from his fourth album KINDA DON’T CARE.

Moore will kick off his co-headlining AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice at the beginning of 2017 with opening acts William Michael Morgan and Brett Young joining for the 25 dates already on the books. For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit JustinMooreMusic.com.

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Dolly Parton To Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award During “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Airing Live On The ABC Television Network Nov. 2

DOLLY PARTON TO RECEIVE WILLIE NELSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING “THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” AIRING LIVE ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK NOV. 2

Superstar Dolly Parton will be the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network live from Nashville.

The announcement was made Monday during Parton’s appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” See clip here.

The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in Country Music. The Award was established to recognize an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation at the highest level. The artist receiving this Award has positively impacted and contributed to the growth of the genre throughout a course of years that have proven to have an unprecedented historical impact on fans and industry alike.

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“Dolly epitomizes the very definition of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “She is a trailblazer who continues to enchant and captivate fans around the world, from her latest No. 1 album, to her sold-out tour, and numerous television projects. She is a treasure and deserving of this industry acclaim for her undeniable contributions to the success of Country Music, today.”

Previous recipients of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award include Willie Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), and Johnny Cash (2015).

 

Parton has received 44 CMA Awards nominations and has won nine times including Entertainer (1978) and Female Vocalist of the Year (1975, 1976). In 1996, she and Vince Gill won Musical Event of the Year for “I Will Always Love You,” which is heavily featured in CMA’s hugely popular “Forever Country” single and music video project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards.

An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Her latest album Pure & Simple recently debuted at No. 1 – her first in 25 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads, and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum awards, Parton has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Parton earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed.

Parton saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 80,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the U.K. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million viewers tuned in to “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” which was the most-watched film on broadcast network television since May 2012.

To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

For more information on “Forever Country” visit ForeverCountry50.com. For more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and to sign up for CMA emails and exclusives, visit CMAawards50.com. Celebrate Country Music Month in October.

Dolly Parton To Appear On The Talk and Makes Debut Appearance & Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 3

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Dolly Parton To Appear On The Talk and Makes Debut Appearance & Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 3

Final Leg of the “Pure & Simple Tour” Kicks Off Nov. 15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love Premieres on NBC Nov. 30 and on DVD Dec. 20

 On Monday, Oct. 3, Dolly Parton will be the lead guest and perform as part of the Outdoor Concert Series on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” her first-ever appearance on the late night program. In addition, earlier Monday morning, Dolly will appear as the featured guest on “The Talk,” where she will chat with hosts Sharon Osbourne, ‎Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen about her new movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love, the success of her most recent album “Pure & Simple” (which remains in the Billboard Country Albums Top 10 chart) and much more.

Just in time for the holidays, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love, premieres on NBC this Nov. 30. The sequel to the critically-acclaimed film Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors will be available on DVD beginning on Dec. 20 and digitally on Dec. 1.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love continues with the story of young Dolly Parton as the Parton Family experiences a true Christmas miracle drawing the Partons closer together than ever – with deepened faith and love for one another. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.The family-oriented, faith-based movie stars Jennifer Nettles (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress), Ricky Schroder (Golden Globe® Award-winner for The Champ, NYPD Blue), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Blended), Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Mary Lane Haskell (Coat of Many Colors), Cameron Jones (Shortland Street), Stella Parton (Green Corn), Hannah Nordberg (American Pastoral), Farrah MacKenzie, Parker Sack, Forrest Deal, Dylan Michael Rowen, Blane Crockarell and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad). Dolly Parton makes a special appearance, introduces the film and serves as narrator.

The final leg of the “Pure & Simple Tour” kicks off on Nov. 15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The hottest ticket of the summer becomes the hottest ticket of the year with stops in Ala., S.C., Fla., Texas and more. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets are available everywhere tickets are sold.

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DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Nov. 15 LeConte Center – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 16 Von Braun Center Arena – Huntsville, Ala.
Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, S.C.
Nov. 26 Amalie Arena – Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 27 BB&T – Sunrise, Fla.
Nov. 29 Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola, Fla.
Nov. 30 Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, La.
Dec. 02 American Bank Center Arena – Corpus Christi, Texas
Dec. 03 Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, Texas
Dec. 05 NRG Arena – Houston, Texas
Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center – Austin, Texas
Dec. 08 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, Okla.
Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, Okla.

Fans can link to purchase Pure & Simple and the various versions available by exclusive partners below:

Cracker Barrel: smarturl.it/dollycbps
Walmart: smarturl.it/walmartdolly
Amazon Music: smarturl.it/amzmusicdolly
Amazon Physical: smarturl.it/amazondolly
Apple Music: smarturl.it/dollypartonps
Google: smarturl.it/gpdolly
Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifydolly

Walmart’s special version of Pure & Simple includes a bonus disc, featuring Dolly’s greatest hits and exclusive tracks. The Cracker Barrel deluxe version contains her Pure & Simple album complemented by two tracks, the smash hits “Jolene” and “9 To 5” recorded live at Glastonbury Festival, along with a 48-page ZinePak magazine filled with photos and interviews highlighting memorable stories from Parton.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 80,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.

To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MADDIE ZIEGLER TO SERVE AS JUDGE ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION,” PREMIERING MONDAY, MAY 30, ON FOX 

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THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MADDIE ZIEGLER TO SERVE AS JUDGE ON
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION,” 
PREMIERING MONDAY, MAY 30, ON FOX
 
Ziegler Joins Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo
In Search of America’s Favorite Dancer
Maddie Ziegler
Award-winning dancer Maddie Ziegler will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo as a judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION.  Ziegler will lend her expertise as a young dancer to critique and praise the contestants as they battle it out during the studio shows this summer.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION premieres Monday, May 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. The new season will feature a younger generation of dancers between the ages of 8-13, who are skilled in various dance styles, such as contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation or breaking. The dancers will be paired up with All-Stars to compete for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.

Best known for starring in the award-winning reality series “Dance Moms,” 13-year-old Maddie Ziegler has gone on to star in singer-songwriter Sia’s music video trilogy. She has had the honor of performing artistic contemporary routines on “Saturday Night Live,” the Grammy Awards (2015), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (three times), “We Can Survive” at the Hollywood Bowl, “Dancing with the Stars” (twice) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” She also is making a name for herself as an aspiring actress with roles on such hit television shows as “Pretty Little Liars,” “Austin & Ally” and “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.”  She will be making her big screen debut in the upcoming feature “The Book of Henry,” starring opposite Naomi Watts and directed by Colin Trevorrow. Ziegler also recently took home a People’s Choice Award, winning the DailyMail.com Seriously Popular Award.

Auditions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION have begun and head to Chicago next week (Friday, March 11), followed by New York (Friday, March 18). Please visit fox.com/dance for more information about Season 13.

During auditions, the next generation of dancers will compete for a place at “The Academy,” where only the most talented will be selected for the next round of competition. At the end of the round, the best of the best, the Top 10 dancers will be partnered permanently with a SYTYCD All-Star. The competition then moves to the SYTYCD studio, where, with Ziegler and the returning SYTYCD judges watching their every move, the top youngsters will compete each week in a variety of styles, working and performing alongside their All-Stars with world-renowned choreographers. As the competition heats up, contestants will be eliminated until a winner is named on the season finale.

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Beverly Frank of 19 Entertainment; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul, Jason Derulo @JasonDerulo and Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler.

Dynamic Comedian Jo Koy Returns to Treasure Island March 20

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Las Vegas’ hometown comedian Jo Koy makes his return to the Treasure Island Theatre March 20 at 9 p.m.  Guests must be 18 or older to attend.

From renting out the historic Huntridge Theater to filling the showroom at Treasure Island, Koy has entertained audiences in Las Vegas and beyond for more than twenty years with impressions and stories, uproariously focused around his family, especially his mother and son.

After dropping out of UNLV to pursue stand-up comedy, Koy pounded the pavement on the strip and off, booking gigs from coffee shop open mic nights to “Catch a Rising Star.”  He broke wide in 2005, his persistence rewarded with a star-making turn on BET’s “Comic View.”  His performance later that year on “The Tonight Show” became one of a select few ever to receive a standing ovation on that program.

Koy has since returned several times to “The Tonight Show” and appeared on various VH1 specials, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.”  He has previously toured with other comedians, including Jon Lovitz, Chelsea Handler and Carlos Mencia, and on USO and Def Jam Comedy Tours.

He also voices several caricatures on “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast including a Japanese competitive food eater, a P.F. Chang’s host and Bung Lu Soo, an aspiring singer. A new episode of Koy’s podcast “The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show” is available on iTunes every Tuesday.

Inspired by his son, Koy’s first Comedy Central special “Don’t Make Him Angry,” aired in January 2009. A highly anticipated second Comedy Central special “Lights Out” followed in October 2012, and is now available on DVD. He was also a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” appearing on more than 100 episodes from 2009 through the finale last year.

Tickets are available starting at $54.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.

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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.

Axl Rose Set For First Live Broadcast Interview In More Than Two Decades











AXL ROSE SET FOR FIRST LIVE BROADCAST INTERVIEW
IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES

Rose Makes First Jimmy Kimmel Live Appearance
On Wednesday, October 24

GUNS N’ ROSES RESIDENCY AT THE JOINT OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 24 ON SALE NOW

Global music icon Axl Rose is known to spend his nights on the road playing to sold-out audiences worldwide, but in an unprecedented move Rose has scheduled his first sit-down, live television broadcast interview in more than 20 years with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, October 24.  The appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live is another in a series of firsts for the celebrated Guns N’ Roses frontman who will spend this fall at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a 12-night run of shows.  The historical “Appetite For Democracy” residency will run October 31 thru November 24, dates listed below.

Fans who would like to participate in Rose’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live can visit the website for ticket information, www.jimmykimmellive.com.  Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 12am PT/11pm CT on ABC.

“Appetite For Democracy” ticket purchase or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. Ticket and room packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.  Exclusive meet and greet VIP package information available at gunsnroses.com.

 

Appetite for Democracy schedule:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31
  • Friday, Nov. 2
  • Saturday, Nov. 3
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • Friday, Nov. 9
  • Saturday, Nov. 10
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Saturday, Nov. 17
  • Sunday, Nov. 18
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21
  • Friday, Nov. 23
  • Saturday, Nov. 24

For more information regarding Guns N’ Roses, visit www.gunsnroses.com, www.facebook.com/gunsnroses and www.twitter.com/gunsnroses.

About GN’R:
Celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed (keyboards), DJ Ashba (guitar), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N’ Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the US, Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.

 

About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled 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 in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine 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, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted successful runs of Vegas’ first rock n’ roll residency, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, and Vegas’ first hard rock residency, Mötley Crüe in Sin City. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.  For additional information, 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 Black Eyed Peas, 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 opening in December 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