March 17, 2014 - 13:52 GMT hellomagazine.com Kylie Minogue will be hitting the road to go on her Kiss Me Once tour in the UK and Ireland, with tickets going on sale this Friday 21 March Kylie Minogue will be hitting the road to go on her Kiss Me Once tour in the UK and Ireland. The Australian singer shared the exciting news on Twitter, posting, "#Lovers! I'm going back on tour in Europe starting on September 24! Hope to see you there." She added a link to Live Nation where fans could buy their tickets. It was a big day for Kylie as she also announced that her new album Kiss Me Once had gone on sale. "#KissMeOnce is here, #lovers!!!," she wrote. "My new album is out everywhere! Get it from @iTunesMusic." The pop princess, who is currently based in London as she acts as a mentor on The Voice , will start her tour in Liverpool on 24 September. Kylie will perform in Manchester, London, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Newcastle and Glasgow, before finishing off in Sheffield on 13 November. Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 9am on Friday 21 March. Kylie's upcoming tour will be the first time the singer has played in the UK since the Anti Tour in April 2012. Her new album, which features tracks by Sia, Stargate and Pharrell Williams, was recorded under Jay Z's Roc Nation management and is her first for four years. Pharrell Williams comforts Kylie during split with Andrés. The singer-songwriter, who split from her long-term boyfriend Andrés Velencoso last year, seems to be focusing on her career and her role coaching on The Voice . Why Kylie and Andrés called it a day. Throughout the BBC competition, Kylie — who has released a staggering 55 singles — has proved to be a rock for her singing hopefuls. She recently tweeted that the support they gave each other was "OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!" The pint-sized beauty has also been … [Read more...] about Kylie Minogue announces 2014 UK tour dates
This won’t be empty for long. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s continuing adventures in one-upping each other over New York reopening announcements have reached a new peak: Today, Cuomo announced that Broadway theaters will open on September 14 at full capacity, with tickets going on sale starting tomorrow. The announcement jumps the gun a bit, as no Broadway shows have announced concrete schedules for a return to performances, but it clears the way for producers to do so. After the governor’s announcement, the industry organization the Broadway League followed up with a release of its own that keeps things a little more vague, only confirming that shows will “resume ticket sales this month for Fall 2021 performances.” Broadway halted performances on March 12, 2020 , amid the spread of the COVID pandemic in New York, originally for only a month, though the shutdown was extended repeatedly. As more people get vaccinated and New York cultural events and spaces reopen, estimates for Broadway’s return have lagged behind most other reopening dates. Previously, de Blasio announced plans to reopen the city on July 1, with theater expected to return in September , with Cuomo following up by saying that he would loosen pandemic restrictions May 19 . A big part of that is because the industry operates on such a scale, with performances eight nights a week to a minimum of 500 seats, theaters need to be pretty much completely full for shows to be profitable. The buffer period over the summer would allow audiences more time to get comfortable in large group settings and theaters time to institute safety protocols, give productions time for rehearsals and recasting as needed, and allow at least some trickle of tourists, crucial for the industry, to start coming back to the city. Until then, we’ll have to wait for producers to pull the trigger on actually announcing when their Broadway productions will reopen. … [Read more...] about Broadway Performances Will Return This September
Photo: FRQNCY The live-performance business has long been a powerful economic engine for many, many kinds of artists. This is as true for musicians in the streaming age as it is for comedians and, yes, podcasters . (Let’s set theater aside for this discussion. Different bag altogether.) The pandemic, of course, brought live performances to a halt, pushing the business to a cascade of Zoom calls and, to some extent, underground . I can’t speak for everyone, obviously, but my sense is that success in such efforts has mostly been modest at best, chiefly functioning as marginal stop-gap measures as opposed to true virtual adaptations. As the United States inches towards relative normalcy — though within a global context that remains tenuous — the live-performance business in the country appears to be gingerly preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel. Bands are announcing dates again. Some venues are starting to hold very small, socially distant performances. Music festivals are poking their heads back up. Still, the full bloom of reopening will take some time. For now, there remains some room for a little more tinkering and experimentation. One such experiment worth tracking is a “music, podcast, and comedy streaming experience” organized by Chapo Trap House ’s Chris Wade and Wolf Parade ’s Dan Boeckner in collaboration with FRQNCY , a new platform that’s hoping to inject more life and innovation into the virtual-performance arena. The virtual festival is called FRQNCY1 , named after the platform, and it’s scheduled to take place on June 5. Headlined by Chapo Trap House and the band Every Time I Die , the lineup runs the gamut, including comedy/podcast acts like We Hate Movies, Throwing Fits, Episode 1 , and Tinder Live with Lane Moore , along with the music acts Zola Jesus, Pom Pom Squad, Downtown Boys , and Stay Inside . As Wade tells me, the thrust of FRQNCY1’s design revolves around having all the acts perform in … [Read more...] about Are Podcasts Ready For Live Events Again?