Lady Gaga Extends Monster Ball Tour Through 2011. Lady Gaga is currently scheduled to tour her Monster Ball through the end of the year all over the U.S. and Europe. Now, the “Telephone” singer has already rung in tour dates for the new year, extending her tour through April 2011. Gaga has added a new string of 10-dates to her already exhausting tour schedule, with more cities and venues to be added over the months. The new dates see her returning to the States on February 19th, 2011 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The tour’s new leg is currently scheduled to wrap up on April 18th at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta. Semi Precious Weapons are set to open. The “Monster Ball” is currently touring Europe, where she’ll hit London’s O2 Arena and Manchester’s Evening News Arena before returning to the States for a summer tour. The tour kicked off in November 2009. Her “Monster Ball” tour has scheduled over 150 dates across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour 2011 North American Tour Dates:
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Sony Ericsson is inviting music fans to apply for the second annual Sony Ericsson FanWalk experience at http://www.fanwalk.tv/ for the chance to attend the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards and win the ultimate prize of presenting an Award live on stage. Sony Ericsson is partnering with MTV Networks International for the fourth time, to offer all music lovers this once-in-a-lifetime music adventure that Continue reading →
In her most famous song, “Torn,” Natalie Imbruglia sings of loneliness and shame. They are feelings the Australian pop star is hoping to spare hundreds of thousands of women suffering with fistula. She brought her campaign to the United Nations on Monday, urging international support for women who have a hole in their birth canals as a result of childbirth without assistance or with complications. “There’s a lot of shame,” said Imbruglia, who has been a spokeswoman since 2005 for an obstetric fistula program supported the UN Population Fund and the charitable arm Continue reading →
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Enrique Iglesias says he’s the “opposite of a playboy”. The ‘Hero’ singer insists he isn’t like his legendary lothario father Julio Iglesias – who claims he has slept with over 3,000 women – and found it hard to meet girls before he became a singer. He told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper: “It was crazy what a hit could do. But I do hide behind my clothes a bit. I am the opposite of a playboy. “I couldn’t even pick up girls until I had a hit song. When that happened, in a club in Argentina, I ran my five best friends and said, ‘Get down here, we are all going to get laid.’ ” The 33-year-old Spanish singer – who is in a relationship with tennis player Anna Kournikova – also said his decision to pursue a music career at 19 sparked trouble with his father, who is also a successful singer. He added: “When I signed a contract with a Mexican company, I was really afraid. My parents found out and my dad and I fought. It was a huge row. “I wanted to go where I knew no one. I went to Toronto so I could concentrate on my music. It was a big fight to become my own person.” Enrique is currently touring the UK until May 15. He will then perform in mainland Europe.
The Beatles: Rock Band game to be released. The music-based video game, an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles, will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.
The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career.
The Beatles: Rock Band will be offered as standalone software and hardware as well as a limited edition bundle. The game will be compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers and other current music-based video game peripherals.
Available on 9/9/09:
The Beatles: Rock Band Software – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $59.99 MSRP
The Beatles: Rock Band Standalone Guitars – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $99.99 MSRP
The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $249.99 MSRP
Please note: Pricing outside of the US to be announced at a later date.
Een op Een (one on one) is the title of a book about life on the road of the current no.1 dj in the world: Armin van Buuren. The book is written by writer/ columnist Coen Blom, who followed Van Buuren for one year on many of his trips and was a witness to all the bizarre things that go on around life of a superstar DJ.
One of Armin’s business partners gave him the initial idea for the book, especially because the DJ is well known for his stable and clean lifestyle which sometimes contrasts highly with the things that are part of life on the road and the rock ‘n’roll lifestyle. Van Buuren has compared his life many times to that of a top athlete, and is a known opponent of drug and alcohol abuse. The book is currently only available in the Dutch language, but an English language version may follow, if you like..
More about Armin van Buuren.
Aged just 31, Armin Van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ Top 100 poll – voted for by over 350,000 people across the world, and an indication of his prolific output over the 10 years he’s been DJing and producing. Being the official World’s Best DJ is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion for dance music.
Even a basic list of recent successes reads like a lifetime of work: ‘Best Album’ for artist album “Shivers” at both the Dutch Release Dance Awards and the prestigious Edison Awards; ‘Best Compilation’ for “A State Of Trance”, and ‘Best Mix Radio Dutch Show’ at the Miami Winter Music Conference 2006 for radio show ‘A State Of Trance’ – now broadcasting on a massive 40 FM stations as well as satellite and internet radio, with over 6 million listeners a week; a 5th year residency in Ibiza at Amnesia; sell-out shows for Armin Only (12,500 people saw the nine-and-a-half hour Rotterdam live set and show and a world tour is planned); over 50,000 downloads every week from podcasting high end chart-bothering positions all over the world for singles, albums and compilations, with single “Rush Hour” used as the theme tune to the UEFA European Youth Championship; a second DVD, ‘Armin Only ‘Ahoy 2006’ – the landmarks just keep coming!
Born in Leiden, Holland (on December 25, 1976) to a musical family, Armin indulged his passion for music from a young age. He spent all the money he earned with his paper round on records. His mum won a computer when he was 10, “So as a little nerdy kid I was writing my own basic programmes, and learnt about the technology from there.” He progressed from making low-profile mix tapes for friends to higher profile mixes when he discovered experimenting with different sequences on his computer through his uncle. “I was so stunned by what I saw him doing on the computer, that I got addicted to creating music right there and then!”
“I loved dance music immediately – this great rebellious sound that was so different to the ‘beautiful’ songs of the years before”. Armin cites electronic pioneer Jean Michel Jarre as a major influence (famed for his awesome visuals as well as his groundbreaking synth sounds), as well as Dutch producer Ben Liebrand, who later mentored him in his mixing and producing.
In the early days, Armin thought it was wise to have something extra in case the DJ’ing didn’t work out. So he studied for a law degree. The final year of his course was inevitably stretched as he juggled his studies with his increasingly hectic schedule; his rise to fame included lots of productions and remixes, as well as playing out to packed clubs every weekend. It took him three years to graduate, but his determination made him succeed!
Armin’s own productions have all made a huge impact with his last 12 singles hitting the Top 40 in Holland, and gaining worldwide acclaim. His back catalogue includes Blue Fear, Communication, Sound of Goodbye, Shivers, Rush Hour, Burned With Desire, Exhale, Love You More, This World Is Watching Me, and Yet Another Day. While the remix offers flood in, Armin only takes on tracks that he really loves. He uses exactly the same criteria for his compilations, meaning that every release from Armin or his long-running Armind label is a bone fide stormer that’s earned its place. His output includes tracks for the cult TV series 24, and the likes of Motorcycle’s When The Rush Comes.
Armin is a dedicated trance lover, but isn’t imprisoned by a single genre, saying “What makes trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style, and can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes.” His desire to showcase more of the great music he hears, along with the number of people sending him tracks they wanted to release, led to the obvious step of starting his own label, Armada, in 2003.
The label is a joint venture between Armin, Maykel Piron (former head of A&R for Warner Music) and David Lewis, who’d previously managed Armin. “What we wanted was a company that could offer everything for an artist: representation, a booking agency, and a record company. Artists can choose full management, or to just release a record or play out at gigs. Armada lets the artists choose what they want without telling them what to do”.
Armin is now a fully-fledged artist in his own right, having made his songwriting debut on his last album, the award-winning Shivers; and artist album three is in the pipeline… The events continue to get bigger and bigger, and Armin regularly headlines the likes of Sensation White, Global Gathering, Dance Valley, ZoukOut, Mysteryland, Coachella, Beats In Brazil, Trance Energy, Fort Dance, Summer Days, Dance Valley – basically whether you’re in Australia, Russia, the Middle East, the US or Europe, you can catch Armin van Buuren at a club or festival near you!
“This is just what I really want,” says Armin. “It’s not just love for music, it’s my passion. It goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby, it’s about a way of living. Music is essential to my life”.