Dan + Shay have confirmed they’ll be hitting the road on the 2021 The (Arena) Tour, and have added two new stops to the trek.
Dan + Shay’s arena tour will begin on Sept. 9, in Greenville, S.C., after sets at the North Dakota State Fair and Barefoot Country Music Fest in July and August, respectively. The tour will continue through Dec. 7, wrapping up in Boston, Mass. Ingrid Andress and Memphis-based rockers the Band Camino will open all shows on Dan + Shay’s The (Arena) Tour.
For a full list of tour dates visit danandshay.com. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
Kip Moore is hitting the road, announcing his upcoming How High Tour, which is slated to kick off on October 14, 2021 in Chicago.
This will be Moore’s first tour since releasing his album Wild World in the spring of 2020. Since thenm he’s added four new songs to Wild Word with the release of the deluxe version of the album in early 2021, including “How High,” the name of the upcoming tour.
Moore also has dropped the official music video for his latest single “Good Life” (which can be viewed here), directed by PJ Brown — Moore’s longtime friend and collaborator.
Tickets for the How High Tour go on sale beginning Friday (May 14) at 10AM local time, via Moore’s website.
Broadway hit musicals “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” and “Lion King” have announced they will be returning to the stage on Sept. 14. The news was announced on Tuesday during Good Morning America by cast members Alexandra Billings, who plays Madame Morrible in “Wicked,” Krystal Joy Brown, who plays Eliza in “Hamilton,” and L. Steven Taylor, who plays Mufasa in “The Lion King.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning later this month, capacity restrictions will be lifted. Broadway theatres had closed on Mar. 12, 2020, and have been shutdown for well over a year.
Iron Maiden and BrewDog have teamed up for a new craft beer Hellcat India Pale Lager. It follows the band’s success with their Trooper range with Robinsons Brewery in the UK.
The brew is described as “feisty” by BrewDog, who said: “Hellcat rages with a citrus-forward flavour with a no less aggressive malty backbone. The result is a hazy-gold IPL with an epically complex balance. As with all BrewDog beers, Hellcat is carbon negative and BrewDog removes double the CO2 it takes to make.”
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson said: “I’ve been looking for the perfect partner with whom to bring a fresh, exciting beer to the US. I’ve long been an admirer of BrewDog, not just because of their beers, but also of their attitude and style. When I met the BrewDog team, we discovered the respect is mutual, and that we could make an undeniably unique beer together.”
There’s no release date for Hellcat yet, but you can find more details at the BrewDog US website.
Rise Againsthave announced a summer 2021 “Nowhere Generation” tour. The tour will kick off in June 30th in New York, wrapping up the end of August in Salt Lake City, UT. The band’s upcoming album Nowhere Generation the follow-up to 2017’s Wolves, will be out June 4.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 13. Check out theband’s websitefor ticketing details.
Demi Lovato will investigate UFO reports in a new four-part limited series on Peacock titled Unidentified With Demi Lovato. Lovato will star in the unscripted series with her best friend Matthew Scott Montgomery, and her sister, Dallas. According to a statement, the three will “investigate recent eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports, and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots” as they attempt to uncover the truth about the out-of-this-world phenomena.
Lovato shared the new on social media: “SURPRISEEEEE!!! I’m hitting the road for an out-of-this-world adventure for my new show Unidentified & I’m taking you guys along for the ride. Coming soon to @peacockTV!! I can’t wait to share more”
Unidentified With Demi Lovato is executive produced by Lovato, Scooter Braun, Scott Manson, Allison Kaye, JD Roth, Adam Greener, Sara Hansemann and Andrew Nick.
NBC announced on Monday that they will not air the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony next year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or HFPA, the organization that puts on the ceremony, has been criticized in recent months for a lack of racial diversity among its voting members and various ethical concerns. The organization is said to have no Black voting members.
A spokesperson for NBC said: “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has vowed to diversify its membership and make other changes. However, many actors and major entertainment companies such as Netflix, Amazon Studios and WarnerMedia have sought to distance themselves from the organization, saying they would not work with the HFPA until more sweeping changes are made in the group’s demographic makeup and ethics rules.
Cassadee Pope has released her latest single, “What The Stars See” featuring “Little Big Town’s” Karen Fairchild and Lindsay Ell. The track was written by Pope, Jake Rose and Lindsey Rimes, and was produced by Nick Wheeler from All-American Rejects, and Fairchild.
Zac Brown Band has announced tour dates for the upcoming 2021 ‘The Comeback Tour.’ The tour will kick-off on Aug. 5 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., wrapping up on Oct. 17 at the Bridgestone Arean and Nashville, Tenn.
According to a press release, “all dates, cities and venues are subject to change.” Said Brown in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited to get back out on the road and share our new music with our fans. It’s been a long, difficult year for everyone and we’re fired up to be reuniting with our crew, get back on tour, and celebrate a brand new world.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 14 at 12 p.m. local time at zacbrownband.com. For tickets or more information please visit zacbrownband.com.
“Handmaid’s Tale” actress Samira Wiley and and “Orange Is the New Black” screenwriter Lauren Morelli welcomed their first child, a baby girl named George Elizabeth, on April 11. The couple made the announcements on Instagram in honor of their first Mother’s Day celebration.
“Happy 1st Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today after laboring for almost 3 days gave birth to our first child — our gorgeous daughter, George,” Wiley wrote. “Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother’s Day two ladies could ask for.”
Morelli also shared the news of their infant’s arrival, writing, “4 weeks ago today, our daughter came into the world and changed everything. We are so happy, so grateful, and so tired.”
Wiley and Morelli tied the knot in March 2017. On March 25, they celebrated four years of marriage together.