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Page Too Report for 05/04/2018


Pink Announces North American Tour

(Live Nation) Pink has announced that her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will be extended in to 2019 with a new leg that will be include 37 spring dates across North America.

Produced by Live Nation, the new outing will kick off March 1, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the highly praised show will make stops in Nashville, New Orleans, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping May 21, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, Fan Registration for the North American tour dates will be available here through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform beginning today, Thursday, May 3 at 10am local time through Sunday, May 6 at 10pm local time. Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 10am local time, while limited supplies last. Read more
here.


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Charlie Puth Streams New Song 'The Way I Am'

(Atlantic) Charlie Puth has premiered "The Way I Am," another taste of his highly anticipated sophomore album Voicenotes (available May 11th via Atlantic Records).

"The Way I Am" arrives along with a new jazz version of "Done For Me" - Puth's third single from the album featuring Kehlani. The reinterpretation of the track showcases the classically trained, Berklee-grad's own jazz roots and continued reverence for the genre that he first began studying at age 10.

Voicenotes, Puth's highly-anticipated follow-up to 2016's RIAA-certified platinum debut album Nine Track Mind, also features his 2x platinum-certified smash "Attention" (listed as one of New York Times' 54 Best Songs of 2017), platinum-certified single "How Long" (praised as "a devilishly slinky slice of blue-eyed funk" on Vanity Fair's 17 Best Pop Songs of 2017), latest single "Done For Me" featuring Kehlani, and buzzworthy collaborations with Boyz II Men ("If You Leave Me Now") and James Taylor ("Change"). He will embark on his headline "Voicenotes Tour" shortly after, marking his largest North American headline run to date. Watch the lyric video for the new track here.

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Shawn Mendes Releases 'Youth' Featuring Khalid

(Island) Shawn Mendes has released a new track called "Youth" featuring Khalid. This song comes off of his forthcoming self-titled album, out on May 25th, via Island Records.

Shawn co-wrote "Youth" along with Khalid, Scott Harris, Geoff Warburton, and Teddy Geiger. In addition to co-writing the track, Shawn also co-produced it with Joel Little.

Shawn started to tease the track and announced the release date earlier this week through a global outdoor campaign across cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Rio, and Melbourne. Watch the official lyric video for "Youth"
here.

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Christina Aguilera Talks The Voice and Kanye West In Cover Story

(Jonesworks) Billboard released their newest cover star to grace this week's cover Christina Aguilera. Christina opens up on why she didn't get into the business to be a TV host, how motherhood will affect her next tour and how she is a huge fan of Kanye West. We were sent these excerpts:

Christina Aguilera on why she'll never return to 'The Voice': "It became something that I didn't feel was what I had signed up for in season one," she says. "You realize it's not about music. It's about making good TV moments and massaging a story. … "I didn't get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]," she continues. "Especially as a female: You can't wear this, can't say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet."

Christina Aguilera on Kanye West producing part of her new album: "I've always been a huge fan of Kanye," she says, her pale blue eyes widening. "Outside of, you know, his controversial aspects, I just think he's a great artist and musicmaker and beatmaker. The artists that he chooses to pluck from different walks of life are so interesting." Read more here.

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James Bay and Spotify Team Up For ElectricLightVisualized

(uMusic) James Bay and Spotify have partnered to create a special fan event in celebration of his upcoming sophomore album Electric Light - #ElectricLightVisualized. The album is set to be released on May 18th.

To give back to his fans and shine light on emerging new artists James Bay and Spotify are accepting submissions of fan artwork inspired by Electric Light. The top submissions will have their artwork displayed at a private gallery where James will be performing for a select group of fans and artists.

In addition, James will be selecting one of the final submissions to be turned into a merch item that will be sold on his upcoming fall tour. All proceeds from the sale of this merch item will go to VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Fans can submit their artwork
here.

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Deadpool 2 Soundtrack Details Announced

(Columbia) Twentieth Century Fox Film and Columbia Records have announced Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release May 18. The 12-track compilation is available for pre-order now and features two new original songs recorded exclusively for the film, including "Ashes" by Celine Dion and "Welcome To The Party" by Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward.

The accompanying official video for "Ashes," helmed by the film's director David Leitch, has also premiered today - watch here. The video features Deadpool himself and was filmed in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the very venue where Celine hosts her Las Vegas residency shows.

Deadpool 2 synopsis: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami's hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover. See the tracklisting here.

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Lord Of The Lost Release New Music Video

(Freeman) Lord Of The Lost have just released the official video for their new song "On This Rock I Will Build My Church". The song is taken from the new album 'Thornstar' which will be released on August 3rd via Napalm Records.

Class Grenayde comments on the song: "On This Rock I Will Build My Church" is the perfect opener for the very large and heavy packaging in which this monster was trapped. The song paves the way for a lot more..."

Chris Harms adds: "For the video we came up with something very special. We've invented both, a time machine and a rejuvenation apparatus to live up to our roots and as children, somewhere between the 80S and 90S to shoot this very special music video on VHS. That was damn expensive, but it was worth it." Watch the video here.

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Kandy Release Feelin KNT Video

(Biz3) DJ and producer Kevin Schuppel aka Kandy has released the video for "Feelin' KNT" a visual declaration of his identity. The video features members from NY's very own eclectic drag/ball community donning avant-garde outfits while embodying their true authentic selves and follows last weeks release of the vogue-house track.

The single is one of KANDY's biggest releases to date: a significant milestone for him both personally and professionally. He explains, "Feelin' KNT is my first release since coming out to my family. This release means more to me than anything I've released in the past because it is the first time I've been able to be my most authentic self.

"This has given me the confidence I've been searching for for such a long time. It's extremely important to me to show the dance music community that it is okay to be who you are and to not let anyone or anything keep you from expressing your true self." Watch the video here.

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Amorphis Release New Trailer For Forthcoming Album

(Nuclear Blast) Amorphis have released third album trailer in which they discuss the recording session for the new album "Queen Of Time" ahead of its released on May 18th via Nuclear Blast.

The album was produced by the renowned Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator). The cover artwork, which was created by French artist Jean 'Valnoir' Simoulin from Metastazis, perfectly captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music.

Esa comments: "I guess Queen Of Time turned out as a massive surprise to all of us. During the rehearsing and pre-production we didn't have any idea that Jens had this huge picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album. It's a very natural continuation to »Under The Red Cloud« but with steroids. The songs are more aggressive but there's more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present. The result is AMORPHIS as something you've never heard before! Essentially, working with Jens worked really well. As a person he is very similar to us - we share the same kind of weird humour and we all like to work hard."

With lyricist's Pekka Kainulainen's words, the lyrical theme is universal: "Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began." here.

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Singled Out: Angela Josephine's 40 Days

Angela Josephine released her new album "Daylight" today (May 4th) and to celebrate we asked her to tell us the story behind the song "40 Days". Here is the story:

Back in June of 2012, I was following the adventures of a guy named Steve Cannon who was running 40 marathons in 40 days around Lake Michigan to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Several members of my family had struggled with and succumbed to the disease, so he caught my attention. Starting off in Chicago, he was following the west shoreline through Wisconsin, into the Upper Peninsula and down through lower Michigan on his way back to Chicago, passing through Traverse City which is where I live.

One morning while sipping coffee, I noticed a tweet from Steve saying that the trail he was on had just changed from gravel to pavement. I knew he was due to arrive in Traverse City that day and from the description, intuited that he was most likely, quite literally, down the hill from my house! I was already dressed for a run and, though it was a longshot, dashed off to try to find him. No sooner had I stepped onto the path, when a moose of a man came lumbering toward me. I shouted, "Hey! You wouldn't happen to be that Steve guy?" A broad smile lit up his bearded face and he boomed, "I might just happen to be that Steve guy!" I wound up running with him for the rest of the day. Our day together became a chapter in his book, "40 Days," and so the title of my song is a nod back to Steve.

When I was writing "40 Days," which is a hammered dulcimer instrumental, I was thinking about exile. Especially what happens internally when you are displaced from everything you know. I had experienced this in my own life, but there was also a lot in the news about the plight of refugees. And here was this guy Steve who was on a sort of chosen exile. The song became a soundtrack to those stories, so I guess you could say in that way "40 Days" is an anthem to the exiled.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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