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Already a star in the US, Joshua Radin biggest UK dates

Already a star in the US, Joshua Radin biggest UK dates

Already a star in the US, Joshua Radin biggest UK dates

Joshua Radin biggest UK date. Already a star in the States, Joshua Radin is riding the crest of a recent rush of success that has included his ‘Simple Times’ album break into the Top 10, while his single ‘I’d Rather Be With You’ received 10,000 plays at radio and reached #2 on the airplay chart. His recent sold-out UK tour emphasised his growing popularity in the live arena and climaxed with a memorable Shepherd’s Bush Empire date that was attended by Zach Braff and Kevin Spacey. The next step in Radin’s rise to the top comes with the confirmation of his biggest tour to date. The shows include his biggest gig to date at London’s Roundhouse and are preceded by a diverse selection of summer festival dates. To coincide with his festival shows, Radin will also release the new single ‘Brand New Day’ on July 12th on 14th Floor Records. Produced by Jeremy Wheatley (Gabriella Cimli, Corinne Bailey Rae, Seth Lakeman), ‘Brand New Day’ captures Radin’s ability to create songs that are as uplifting as they are immediately captivating. Fans buying the ‘Brand New Day’ MP3 direct from www.joshuaradin.com will also have the chance of entering a competition to meet Joshua on the October tour. Joshua Radin’s upcoming UK shows are scheduled as below. Presale tickets for the headline tour are available exclusively through www.joshuaradin.com.

June
25th – Glastonbury
27th – Hard Rock Calling

July
3rd – Cornbury Festival
10th – T in The Park
18 – Latitude Festival

August
21st – V Festival, Chelmsford
22nd – V Festival, Staffordshire

October – headline shows
15th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
16th – Manchester, Academy 1
18th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
19th – London, Roundhouse

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Sir Paul McCartney Receives Gershwin Prize At White House Performance

Sir Paul McCartney Receives Gershwin Prize

Sir Paul McCartney Receives Gershwin Prize

Sir Paul McCartney Receives Gershwin Prize At White House Performance. President Barack Obama reiterated the role music plays in hard times, referring to the “difficult time” for the Gulf Coast on Wednesday evening while speaking at the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song presentation to Sir Paul McCartney during a star-studded ceremony in the White House East Room. President Obama who sat along with his family in the first row, surrounded by politicians and big names in music, said that his thoughts are with friends in an area (meaning the Gulf Coast) “so rich in musical heritage.”   Obama said it is “heartbreaking” adding that the group in the room is committed to help and see the community “made whole again.” The president noted, “part of what gets us through tough times is music” and that there’s always a kernel of ourselves “that sings even when times are hard.” Obama said the United States stole McCartney and singled out Speaker Nancy Pelosi for praise as being a champion of the arts.He said the Beatles “blew the walls down for everybody else” and “changed everything overnight” by appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show.”  Obama said McCartney and the Beatles “helped to lay the soundtrack for an entire generation.” According to cream colored programs with a yellow tassel and emblazoned with the presidential seal, provided to the journalists, the program was listed as “Selections by” the following artists: Corinne Bailey Rae, Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Lang Lang and Jack White. Another notable episode of the evening was at the very close of the event.   After Obama had left the room, McCartney took the mic again and thanked the Library of Congress again for the award. He then said, “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is.”  Obama last year presented the same award to Stevie Wonder.  According to the White House communique, the prize commemorates “George and Ira Gershwin, the legendary American songwriting team whose extensive manuscript collections reside in the Library of Congress.  The prize is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.” The program, taped by WETA Washington, D.C., as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series, will air on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EDT (check local listings) as “Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House.”

Shakira Added To Glastonbury Festival Line-Up

Shakira Added To Glastonbury Festival Line-Up

Shakira Added To Glastonbury Festival Line-Up

Shakira Added To Glastonbury Festival Line-Up.  Shakira will be adding her star power to the already star-studded lineup of Glastonbury Festival. The Colombian songstress has been announced to take the Pyramid Stage of the festival’s Saturday show. The 33-year-old “Hips Don’t Lie” singer will be appearing on June 26, and will be sharing the Pyramid stage with Muse, Scissor Sisters, Jackson Browne, Seasick Steve, and The Lightning Seeds. Organizer Emily Eavis said in a statement, “Shakira is not only an amazing pop star but also socially and politically forward thinking; she’s working incredibly hard for good causes around the world. We feel honored to have the she wolf herself come to Worthy Farm!” The feeling is mutual it seems. Shakira said that she’s “looking forward to playing Glastonbury this year and being part of their 40th anniversary.” “Glastonbury is famous for being one of the best festival crowds, so I’m sure I’ll have a great time.” Headliners for this year are U2, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Dizzee Rascal, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Slash, Norah Jones, Ray Davies, and Stevie Wonder among others. The festival will run from June 25 to 27.

Rihanna, Selena Gomez Added To Lilith Fair Line-Up

Rihanna, Selena Gomez Added To Lilith Fair Line-Up

Rihanna, Selena Gomez Added To Lilith Fair Line-Up

Rihanna, Selena Gomez Added To Lilith Fair Line-Up.  The full list of tour dates has been revealed for the 2010 Lilith Fair, while performers and line-up details are still being announced. Rihanna is the latest star added to the mix of female performers, taking a break from her “Last Girl on Earth” tour for a stop at Lilith. The Lilith Fair hits 36 cities across the country this summer, kicking off in Calgary on June 27th and wrapping up in Dallas, TX on August 16th. Rihanna is set to perform at the Salt Lake City date on Monday, July 12th.   Also recently added to the bill is teen Disney star Selena Gomez. Gomez, who scored a hit with her single “Naturally,” will be performing other cuts from her album “Kiss and Tell.” Gomez joins other female artists headlining dates at the event, like Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Mary J. Blige.   Each show will also feature a performance from Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan. She’s also releasing her new album, “The Laws of Illusion,” just weeks before the tour kick-off. Tickets for some of the dates are already on sale, with others going on sale Saturday, April 17th. A special Ladies Night 4-ticket package will be offered at participating venues for $99.
The Lilith Fair 2010 Tour Schedule:

•Sun, Jun 27 Calgary, AB McMahon Stadium
•Mon, Jun 28 Edmonton, AB Northlands Spectrum
•Thur, Jul 1 Vancouver, BC Pitt Meadows Airport
•Fri, Jul 2 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater
•Sat, Jul 3 Seattle, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
•Mon, Jul 5 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
•Wed, Jul 7 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
•Thur, Jul 8 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
•Fri, Jul 9 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
•Sat, Jul 10 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
•Mon, Jul 12 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
•Tue, Jul 13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
•Thur, Jul 15 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone
•Fri, Jul 16 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis
•Sat, Jul 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
•Sun, Jul 18 Minneapolis, MN Canterbury Park
•Tues, July 20 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
•Wed, Jul 21 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
•Fri, Jul 23 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau
•Sat, Jul 24 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
•Tues, July 27 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
•Wed, Jul 28 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
•Fri, Jul 30 Boston, MA Comcast Center
•Sat, Jul 31 New York, NY PNC Bank Arts Center
•Sun, Aug 1 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
•Tues, Aug 3 Washington, DC Venue TBA
•Wed, Aug 4 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
•Fri, Aug 6 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
•Sat, Aug 7 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
•Sun, Aug 8 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre
•Tues, Aug 10 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
•Wed, Aug 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
•Thur, Aug 12 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham
•Sat, Aug 14 Austin, TX Venue TBA
•Sun, Aug 15 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
•Mon, Aug 16 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up. The courtyard of Somerset House has played host to an inspirational line-up for the past eight years, and 2010’s season will be no exception. This year, London’s premiere open air venue have invited Air, Corinne Bailey Rae, Florence + The Machine, Mystery Jets, N-Dubz, Noah & the Whale, Soul II Soul, The Temper Trap, and The xx to headline, with a further announcement of headliners and supports to be made very soon. Tickets go on sale on the 26th March.    This year’s programme brings together five different musical strands of young London; Camberwell’s Florence, Twickenham’s Mystery Jets and Noah & The Whale, Camden’s N-Dubz, and Wandsworth’s The xx. The Series finale is a rare live outing from London legends Soul II Soul, celebrating the 21 year anniversary of the seminal ‘Club Classics Vol.1’. In addition, N-Dubz’s headline show will feature special guests and collaborations, and open with a performance by a group of young, breaking artists from across London who will have taken part in the What Next workshop programme run by Somerset House in association with Bigga Fish and Metropolis Music. Further details to be announced.  Eagerly awaited shows from Air, Corinne Bailey Rae, and The Temper Trap, and two further headliners to be revealed soon, complete a line-up that’s set to make the Summer Series at Somerset House in 2010 very special indeed.     For priority booking for Summer Series 2010 and to be kept informed about events at Somerset House please sign-up here: www.somersethouse.org.uk/music

Dates are:

July 8 MYSTERY JETS
July 9 AIR
July 10 NOAH & THE WHALE
July 11 N-DUBZ
July 12 THE TEMPER TRAP
July 13 THE XX
July 14 TBA
July 15 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
July 16 CORINNE BAILEY RAE
July 17 TBA
July 18 SOUL II SOUL

Muse, U2 and Stevie Wonder To Headline UK Glastonbury Festival.

Lady Antebellum Debut At #1 On Billboard Albums Chart With “Need You Now”

Lady Antebellum Debut

Lady Antebellum Debut

Lady Antebellum earned their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with their sophomore effort, “Need You Know.” The set debuts with over 481,000 copies sold, the biggest country album debut since Taylor Swift opened at 592,000 copies with “Fearless”. Lady Antebellum’s debut week is the also biggest debut of 2010 so far, on the strength of their #1 country single “Need You Now.” The track is currently climbing up pop radio, while its follow-up, “American Honey,” is moving up on country. Their self-titled debut bowed and peaked at #4 with 43,000 in May of 2008.  The “Hope For Haiti Now” compilation, the digital exclusive featuring live cuts from Christina Aguilera, U2, and Shakira, is at #2 this week with 143,000 copies. The biggest single from the album, Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris’ version of “Hallelujah,” is at #5 on the digital singles sales chart.  Lady Gaga is at #3 for another week with “The Fame,” which sells 68,000 copies this week. Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed a Dream” drops down two spots to #4 with 59,000 copies. Debuting at #5 is Barry Manilow’s latest, “The Greatest Love Songs of All Time.” The set, which includes his versions of romance classics like “The Look of Love” and “I Only Have Eyes for You,” bows with 57,000 copies sold.  Jumping up to #6 from #17 its previous week is Michael Jackson with “This Is It,” selling 55,000 on the strength of its release on DVD and Blu-ray. Corinne Bailey Rae’s sophomore album, “The Sea,” debuts at #7 with 53,000 copies.  At #8 is the “2010 Grammy Nominees” compilation, which features music from Zac Brown Band and Kings of Leon. It moved down three spots in its second week and sold 45,000 copies. At #9 is a debut from Celtic Woman’s “Songs From the Heart,” which moves 42,000 its first week.  At #10 are the Black Eyed Peas with “The E.N.D.,” which sells 40,000 copies this week.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending February 13th, 2010

1. Need You Know, Lady Antebellum

2. Hope For Haiti Now, Various Artists

3. The Fame, Lady Gaga

4. I Dreamed A Dream, Susan Boyle

5. The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, Barry Manilow

6. This Is It, Michael Jackson

7. The Sea, Corinne Bailey Rae

8. 2010 Grammy Nominees, Various Artists

9. Songs From the Heart, Celtic Woman

10. The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas

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