Monday, March 30, 2015

Ariana Grande announces massive summer/fall tour with Prince Royce

Young pop star Ariana Grande is continuing to ride high on the success of her sophomore album My Everything, released last year, and she will hit the road this summer and fall on a massive North American tour with Prince Royce as support.

The tour will stop at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on Thursday, September 24. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $29.50 to $69.50. A fan club pre-sale started today, March 30, and various other pre-sales will begin throughout the week.

Check out Grande's new video for "One Last Time" from My Everything below.

Heartless Bastards announce new album 'Restless Ones,' summer tour with Craig Finn

Ohio garage rockers Heartless Bastards will release a new album on June 16 titled Restless Ones. They will hit the road in support of the album ahead of the release with Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn as support.

Heartless Bastards and Craig Finn will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, June 13. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $16.

Heartless Bastards have set up a new website for the new album Restless Ones that features music from the new album. Check it out HERE.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gary Clark, Jr. announces summer tour, coming to Raleigh

Texas guitarist and singer-songwriter Gary Clark, Jr. stopped in Raleigh last fall to play Farm Aid but this summer he'll make his was back to town for a proper headlining show.

Clark will play North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh on Wednesday, June 17. Tickets are on sale now via Etix for $29 or $40.

Gary Clark, Jr. released a live album last year titled simply titled Gary Clark, Jr. Live. Check out Clark's performance of "Catfish Blues" from Farm Aid in Raleigh last year below. The song can also be found on the live album.

The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) add spring dates

The super duo The Both, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, will head down to Atlanta to play the Shaky Knees Festival in May, which is great for fans in the Triangle because they'll make their way here the next day to play a headline show.

The Both will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Monday, May 11. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. today, March 27, via Ticketfly for $22.

Check out the band's full performance for KEXP last August below that features six songs from their self-titled debut.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Culture Club announces new album 'Tribes,' summer tour

Boy George and the lads of Culture Club will release their first new album in 16 years later this year titled Tribes and the band has just announced a North American summer tour that will bring them to the Triangle.

Culture Club will play Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Tuesday, August 11. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, via the venue box office and Etix for $35 to $65.

Check out Culture Club performing their hit "Karma Chameleon" at Edinburgh Castle last year below.

Ingrid Michaelson announces 'Summer Night Out' tour with Jukebox the Ghost

Pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson brought her stripped down tour to the Carolina Theatre in Durham last fall, but when she'll bring the full band when she heads on the Summer Night Out tour with Jukebox the Ghost this summer.

Michaelson and Jukebox the Ghost will play the The Ritz in Raleigh on Thursday, June 4. Oh Honey will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, via Ticketmaster for $25. The artist and LiveNation pre-sales have already begun.

Check out Ingrid Michael's new music video for "Time Machine" from her latest album Lights Out below. The video features a slew of actors and comedians including Rainn Wilson, Jorge Garcia, Donald Faison, David Koechner, Matt Jones, Brian Baumgartner, Garret Dillahunt, Rob Delaney and Steve Agee.