VAN JONES – WE RISE TOUR

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ACTION, CONNECTION AND EDUCATION

(New York, NY: June 12, 2017) Van Jones & Roc Nation are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmyWE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. Van Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author will headline the tour promoted by Live Nation. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to the Dream Corps initiatives and local charities.

WE RISE focuses on our commonalities as opposed to our differences — exploring how to increase dialogue and engagement on both the local and national levels. Attendees have the opportunity to connect, ask questions and participate in various activations during the program.

During the WE RISE tour, Van Jones and #LoveArmy will engage in each city, visiting local community centers, schools and organizations to spend time with our partners in social change on the ground. The most important work is happening on the front lines and Van is focused on enacting change in neighborhoods hardest hit, economically. WE RISE together!

Facebook pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 13th at 3:30pm (ET) thru Thursday, June 15th at 10pm local time.

General public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, June 16th at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Van-Jones-tickets/artist/2381166 .

WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy

Wednesday, July 26            Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Palladium

Friday, July 28                      San Francisco, CA    The Masonic

Monday, July 31                  Denver, CO               Paramount Theatre

Wednesday, August 2        Atlanta, GA               The Tabernacle

Thursday, August 3            Philadelphia, PA       The Fillmore Philadelphia

Saturday, August 5             New York NY             Apollo Theater

Sunday, August 6                Cleveland, OH          State Theatre at Playhouse Square

Tuesday, August 8              Chicago, IL                 The Chicago Theatre

Friday, August 11                Washington, DC      The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Sunday, August 13              Miami, FL                 The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Tuesday, August 15            Nashville, TN            Ryman Auditorium

Thursday, August 17          New Orleans, LA      Saenger Theatre

Friday, August 18                Dallas, TX                  House Of Blues

Saturday, August 20          Las Vegas, NV            Pearl Theater at The Palms Resort & Casino

MORE ABOUT DREAM CORPS INITIATIVES:

•   #LoveArmy: The #LoveArmy is working for an America where everyone counts. We are a home for changemakers who seek to build community and deepen solidarity. Through education, connection and action, the #LoveArmy builds “Love + Power.”

•   #cut50: #cut50 makes communities safer while reducing the number of people in our prisons and jails. Using evidence-based solutions and unlikely alliances, we can keep communities safe, families together, and the economy strong for all Americans.

•   #YesWeCode: #YesWeCode is building a diverse pipeline of ‘homegrown’ tech talent to meet demand for workers in the tech sector and boost local economies. Be a part of our movement to increase opportunities in the tech sector.

•   Green For All: Green For All fights pollution with solutions. We work to get solar panels, healthy food and good jobs into communities that have little money or power. We want to build an inclusive, green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

MORE ABOUT VAN JONES:

 

A Yale-educated attorney, Van is perhaps best known as a commentator on CNN, where he hosts “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.”

Van is also the founder and president of the Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization that works to solve America’s toughest problems. Its current initiatives — #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All — create innovative solutions to “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.” The Dream Corps also supports the #LoveArmy.

Van was the 2017 commencement keynote speaker for Morehouse College and has garnered honors from the World Economic Forum, TIME’s “100 Most Influential” List and Fast Company.

Van Jones won the 2017 Webby Special Achievement Award for his use of the Internet and social media during the 2016 election, including for his video series “The Messy Truth.”

In October 2017, he will release his third book: Beyond The Messy Truth: How We Came Apart & How We Come Together. Van has already written two New York Times bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives.

In 2009, Van worked as the ‘green jobs’ advisor to the Obama White House, where he helped run the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. He is also a cofounder of numerous social justice organizations, including ColorOfChange.org and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

For more information on Van Jones’ appearances and initiatives, please visit: www.thedreamcorps.org and http://www.vanjones.net

About Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com

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GLASS ANIMALS ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

Run Will Include September 21 Show At Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium
And October 5 Concert At NYC’s Radio City Music Hall
 
Tickets Go On Sale To General Public This Friday, June 16
 
Band’s Summer Tour Includes Sold-Out July 26 Show At
Red Rocks Amphitheatre In Colorado
 
Festival Performances Include Glastonbury, Firefly, Panorama, Lollapalooza And Austin City Limits
Today, Glass Animals announced their third North American headline tour of 2017. The run will kick off on September 14 with a Summerfield concert at Memorial Stadium in Boise and include a show at Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium (September 21) and the band’s first concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City (October 5). Additional East Coast dates include shows at Agganis Arena in Boston (October 7) and the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (October 8). Glass Animals will cap off the tour with a performance during Weekend Two of Austin City Limits Festival (October 13-15). See below for itinerary. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 16, via http://glassanimals.eu/.
The band’s riveting live shows have contributed to its incredible global growth, resulting in sold-out excursions throughout the U.K., Europe and Australia.Glass Animals return to Glastonbury on June 23 for a performance on the “Other Stage.” While in the States this summer, the band will play a series of headline dates, including a sold-out July 26 show at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and perform at such festivals as Firefly, Panorama, Osheaga and Lollapalooza.
Even a broken ankle couldn’t keep lead singer Dave Bayley from crowd surfing during the band’s Coachella set, cited as a festival highlight by Billboard, which praisedGlass Animals’ “dynamic rendition” of “Gooey.” Reviewing the band’s recent sold-out show at London’s Brixton Academy, The Telegraph said, “To watch Glass Animals is to get sucked into a musical maelstrom: they pull you in, fill your head with opalescent oddities, then spit you out, woozy.”Watch Glass Animals perform “Life Itself,” the lead single from How To Be A Human Being, on “Later…with Jools Holland” HERE.
Glass Animals’ Spotify Live + Tumblr IRL session is out now and availableHERE. The EP was recorded during a one-of-a-kind Tumblr IRL event at The Village in Los Angeles, which featured not only a performance by the band, but also an immersive collaboration between Glass Animals, multimedia designer Ashten “Whoopi” Winger and Ukrainian Pixel artist Mykola “Myk” Dosenko. This collaboration brought to life the diverse group of fictional characters featured on the new album, How To Be A Human Being, which was inspired by real people the band encountered while touring over the past two years. Glass Animals have continued to bring these characters to life with interactive sites for “Life Itself,”“Youth” and “Pork Soda,” as well as a video game app for “Season 2 Episode 3.”
How To Be A Human Being (Harvest Records) debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and topped the iTunes Alternative Albums chart in the U.S. and Australia. Named as one of the “10 Best Albums of 2016” by USA Today, it has racked up more than 60 million Spotify streams in the U.S. The Associated Press hailed it as “a complex, exciting tapestry of a CD which switches musical styles and reveals new things each time it’s played.”
Glass Animals’ new single, “Pork Soda,” recently impacted Alternative radio in the U.S., and has already amassed more than eight million streams on Spotify worldwide. View the official video HERE.NPR Music placed “Life Itself” on its list of “Songs We Love” while “Youth” appeared on their “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” list. How To Be A Human Being is the follow-up to Glass Animals’ 2014 debut, ZABA, which contained the hits “Gooey” and “Black Mambo.”
GLASS ANIMALS – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Newly added dates in bold
 
6/12 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
6/14 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
6/15 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
7/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Little Dragon
7/29 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang w/Little Dragon
7/30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival
7/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE w/Little Dragon
8/2 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
8/3 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
8/4 – Montréal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
9/14 – Boise, ID @ Summerfield @ Memorial Stadium
9/15 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
9/16 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
9/19 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
9/22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
9/25 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre
9/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
9/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
9/29 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
9/30 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoors
10/2 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/3 – Montréal, QC@ Metropolis
10/5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/7 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/8 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

Sin City’s Thunder From Down Under Hunks Join #SquatYourDog Challenge

Australia’s very own Thunder From Down Under blokes are the latest to join the viral fitness trend, #SquatYourDog Challenge. The muscular hunks paired up with their pups to give the exercise a try.

Aiden Te Puke enlisted his dogs Kai, Rosie & Ollie, Andrew Linton squatted with his pal, Rupert, and Ryan Paki lifted his furry friend, Kona.

Cheers!

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 (From L to R) Aiden Te Puke with dogs Kai, Rosie & Ollie; Andrew Linton with dog, Rupert; Ryan Paki with dog, Kona.

 

 

 

NAWAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE – “WHO ARE YOU” – TODAY ON HARVEST RECORDS

NAWAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE – “WHO ARE YOU” – TODAY ON HARVEST RECORDS

June 9th, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – Electronic-pop/R&B trio NAWAS release a new single – “Who Are You” – today via all digital partners.  “Who Are You” was produced by Tim Anderson (Twenty One Pilots/Banks/Halsey/Solange), who co-wrote the track with vocalist-songwriter Jake Nawas and Mozella. LISTEN HERE.
Who Are You” is the follow-up to the Nashville-based band’s tracks So Low,” which hit the Top 10 on Hype Machine, Wrong,” which peaked at No. 1 on Hype Machine and the recently released “Make It Work.”  SPIN said the “dense, sparkly track” found “the medium between Prince’s androgynous melodies and Calvin Harris’ euphoric bangers,” while Kick Kick Snaresaid “this hip-hop infused banger tip-toes through R&B, hip-hop, and pop effortlessly” and called it “another success in their running reel of brilliant genre-defying releases.”
NAWAS, which is Jake Nawas, guitarist Ben McDaniel, and drummer Joey Gonzales, are fast approaching one million combined streams and have received airplay on Beats 1 and inclusion in Spotify’s New Music Friday, Weekly Buzz, Discover Weekly, and Fresh Finds. Their sound is influenced by the likes of Kanye West, Prince, D’Angelo, and Justin Timberlake, with a foundation that celebrates both classic songwriting and innovative production. Nawas’ smooth R&B vocals which The FADER  deems “bewitchingly androgynous,” rich instrumentals, and tightly woven concept-based lyrics have found fans among tastemakers and music lovers alike.  NAWAS are currently at work on their debut EP for Harvest Records.
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“‘Wrong’ is a dense, sparkly track featuring heavy bass and fluid guitar riffs that find the medium between Prince’s androgynous melodies and Calvin Harris’ euphoric bangers”
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“‘So Low’ is beautifully produced with smooth beats and an R&B-esque tempo. The direct, contemplative lyrics are delivered in (Jake Nawas’) bewitchingly androgynous falsetto.”
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“(NAWAS is) primed and ready to rattle speaker systems.”
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“(‘Wrong’ is) gritty, dirty, and electrifying…and it’s sure to have you feeling lit.”
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“With low-down synths, eclectic guitar, and crystalline bells, this hip-hop infused banger tip-toes through R&B, hip-hop, and pop effortlessly…”Wrong” serves as another success in their running reel of brilliant genre-defying releases.”
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ICE CUBE RELEASES DEATH CERTIFICATE: 25 ANNIVERSARY & EXPLOSIVE VIDEO FOR “GOOD COP, BAD COP”

Check out the explosive video for “Good Cop, Bad Cop” HERE

Good Cop Bad Cop (Official Video, Explicit) by Ice Cube on VEVO.

Catch Ice Cube on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tonight at 10PM ET/PT

 

Interscope Records is pleased to announce the recent signing of West Coast rap icon, Ice Cube. The first project under the deal will be a 25th Anniversary edition of Ice Cube’s highly controversial second album. Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition. The re-release features three new songs, “Only One Me,” “Dominate The Weak,” and the sinister lead single, “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” Originally released on October 29, 1991 and produced by OG Cube cohorts, Sir Jinx, and the Boogiemen (DJ Pooh, Bobcat, and Rashad Coes), the incendiary LP, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and sold over five million copies worldwide, takes a potent look at life in South Central through the eyes of one of reality rap’s greatest and grittiest storytellers.

Recorded in the wake of the Rodney King beating in 1991, Cube artfully contextualizes the harsh material he delivers on Death Certificate, declaring a “state of emergency” and breaking down the original 20-track opus into two parts. “The Death Side,” he says firmly, is “a mirror image of where we are today” while “The Life Side” represents “a vision of where we need to go.” The album’s revolutionary tone is established with the opening rager, “The Wrong Ni*** To F*** Wit.” The new material brings equal amounts of fire to the already stellar collection.

Rapidly traversing from guns (“Man’s Best Friend”) to gangs (“Colorblind”), Ice Cube leaves no stone unturned, attacking hot-button issues affecting the Black community with the ferocity of a lion. “Black Korea” addresses tensions in the ’hood after the shooting death of an African-American girl by a Korean grocer; “A Bird in the Hand” laments the lack of gainful employment opportunities for young Black males; “Look Who’s Burnin’” is upfront about the proliferation of sexually transmitted diseases among Black youth.

Nevertheless, activist and scholar Angela Davis took the artist to task for his overtly sexist imagery on the songs “Givin’ Up the Nappy Dugout” and “Horny Lil’ Devil.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization, publicly denounced Death Certificate, calling the album anti-Semitic for comments on the now infamous diss track, “No Vaseline.” The state of Oregon even went as far as making it illegal for local retailers to promote Ice Cube in any way, shape or form.

James Bernard, then-editor of hip-hop magazine, The Source, clapped back at the album’s more mainstream critics with an official statement that said they were “too dainty and thin-skinned to hear the anger, rage and frustration that many people are forced to deal with every day.” In a review of the album for Entertainment Weekly, Bernard wrote, “I’m not arrogant enough to wag my finger at someone for stridency or incorrect language when many of his friends are dead and many of the rest are either in prison or standing on the corner surrounded by burned-out buildings and dying dreams.”

Despite all the surrounding controversy, Death Certificate was heralded a musical masterpiece and Ice Cube ultimately received the accolades he deserved for his incisive and revelatory socio-political commentary. Twenty-five years later, Cube maintains the album’s relevance. “Sadly, our community is dealing with many of the same issues,” he says. “I only hope that young millennials feeling powerless in the ’hood can channel their own anger and frustration by listening to this record.”

Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition is available now at all digital retailers.

Tracklisting

The Death Side
1. Only One Me
2. Good Cop, Bad Cop
3. Dominate The Weak
4. The Funeral
5. The Wrong N**** To F*** Wit
6. My Summer Vacation
7. Steady Mobbin’
8. Robin Lench
9. Givin’ Up The Nappy Dug Out
10. Look Who’s Burnin’
11. A Bird In The Hand
12. Man’s Best Friend
13. Alive On Arrival
14. Death

The Life Side
15. The Birth
16. I Wanna Kill Sam
17. Horny Lil’ Devil
18. Black Korea
19. True To The Game
20. Color Blind
21. Doing Dumb Sh**
22. Us
23. No Vaseline

BRAVO MEDIA’S EMMY-WINNING “INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO” AIRS NEW EPISODE WITH GUEST SCARLETT JOHANSSON ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22 AT 8PM ET/PT

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NEW YORK – June 8, 2017 – Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton welcomes the talented actress and singer, Scarlett Johansson to the stage on Thursday, June 22 at 8pm ET/PT. Starring in the new major motion picture, Rough Night, launching on Friday, June 16, the award-winning performer sits down with Lipton to discuss her personal and professional history. For more information on “Inside the Actors Studio,” please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio.

 Known for her critically acclaimed roles in Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA, Girl With a Pearl Earring, and Her, Johansson visits the Actors Studio to delve into her upbringing, how she got her start in the industry, and what life in the limelight has become. Her other roles include the worldwide blockbusters, The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, in addition to The Horse Whisperer, Ghost World, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Prestige, Lucy and Under the Skin, among others. On stage, Johansson won a Tony Award for her work in A View from the Bridge.

 

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