Justin Bieber ‘Believe’ Tour Will Be A Big, Fun Adventure

Justin Bieber closeup

Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ tour director Jon Chu spoke with E! Online gossip guy Marc Malkin at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Hit & Run’ about what fans can expect from the Canadian pop star’s upcoming trek in support of his third studio album.

“We’re trying to make it fun,” Chu said. “Every time I go too serious, it becomes boring. It’s like, ‘We’ve seen that before.’ So Justin’s at a point where you want the biggest, funnest adventure you can go on. We’re playing it like a big Disneyland ride.”

The tour, which also features fellow Canadian artist Carly Rae Jepsen, kicks off September 29th in Glendale, Arizona at Jobing.com Arena.

Action Item To Tour U.S. With ‘Until It’s Over’ Documentary

Action Item members Brian Cag, Anthony Li, Mark Shami, Dan Brozek and David Buczkowski

New Jersey pop rock group Action Item are set to embark on a U.S. theater tour in support of their self-produced documentary ‘Until It’s Over’, kicking off on August 3rd in Los Angeles. ‘When It’s Over’ gives fans a look into the life of five best friends from a small town and how they became Action Item – including behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of their upcoming album and the band’s world tours. All screenings of the film will be followed by an acoustic performance and a Q&A session with the band, featuring Brian Cag, Anthony Li, Mark Shami, Dan Brozek and David Buczkowski. Watch the trailer for ‘When It’s Over’ below.

“We always try to top our past ideas when we market our band,” keyboard player Mark Shami explained. “An independent band creating a documentary & screening it across the country was just that. We have sold out almost every date, and we couldn’t be more thankful for our fans.”

Action Item has been touring the last two years in support of their first EP, ‘The Stronger The Love’, which has sold over 22,000 copies independently.

Right now, the boys are putting the finishing touches on their new EP, due out this Fall. “This album is going to show exactly where we are as a band, musically and personally,” says singer Brian Cag. “I think there is a song for everyone on this record. Our personalities really shine through every track and we couldn’t be more proud of it.”

Upcoming Screenings:
Aug. 3 – Los Angeles, CA at Echo Park Film Center
Aug. 9 – Chicago, IL at Portage Theater
Aug. 12 – Detroit, MI at Bel Air 10 Cinema
Aug. 16 – New York, NY at Producer’s Club Theatres
Aug. 17 – Asbury Park, NJ at Showroom Cinema
Aug. 18 – New York, NY at Producer’s Club Theatres
Aug. 23 – Belmont, MA at Studio Cinema
Aug. 24 – Asbury Park, NJ at Showroom Cinema
Aug. 25 – Lansdowne, PA at Cinema 16:9
Aug. 26 – Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java
Aug. 31 – Atlanta, GA at Plaza Theatre
Sept. 1 – Garland, TX at Walnut Movies
Sept. 2 – Minneapolis, MN at Capri Theater

Upcoming Shows
Aug. 10 – Des Moines, IA at Iowa State Fairgrounds
Aug. 11 – Indianapolis, IN at Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug. 19 – Wildwood, NJ at Wildwood Convention Center*
*Other acts include Hot Chelle Rae, Austin Mahone, Rebecca Black, Outasight

Havana Brown Releases ‘When The Lights Go Out’ EP

Havana Brown 'When the Lights Go Out'

Australian singer and DJ Havana Brown’s debut EP ‘When The Lights Go Out’ is available now via iTunes and other online retailers, and is streaming in its entirety via Soundcloud below (since removed). The 2101 Records/Universal Republic Records release comes hot on the heels of her international hit ‘We Run The Night’, featuring Pitbull, already certified Gold for digital sales of over 500,000.

in support of the release, Brown is hitting arenas across the U.S. as a support act for Pitbull. The trek begins July 27th at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago. Check out tour schedule below.

‘When The Lights Go Out’ Track Listing:
1. ‘We Run The Night’ (Featuring Pitbull)
2. ‘You’ll Be Mine’
3. ‘One Way Trip’
4. ‘Spread a Little Love’
5. ‘Big Banana’ (Featuring R3hab and Prophet)

Confirmed Tour Dates:
July 27 – Chicago, IL at Charter One Pavilion
July 28 – Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 – Cleveland, OH at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 31 – Atlanta, GA at Chastain Amphitheatre
August 2 – Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 3 – Thackerville, OK at Winstar Casino
August 4 – Albuquerque, NM at Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
August 5 – Tuscon, AZ at AVA Amphitheatre
August 7 – Chula Vista, CA at Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 8 – Los Angeles, CA at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
August 9 – Los Angeles, CA at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
August 10 – Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock Resort, Spa, & Casino
August 12 – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Marina And The Diamonds ‘How To Be A Heartbreaker’

Marina and the Diamonds smoking

Marina and the Diamonds has released ‘How To Be A Heartbreaker’, that latest single off of the Welsh singer songwriter’s second album, which is getting a U.S. release on July 10th. Marina is currently on a North American ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ headline tour, which kicked off July 10th at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The trek continues through mid-August. For complete details and ticket information, visit
marinaandthediamonds.com and check out the tour dates below.

Marina and the Diamonds
July 13 – Portland, OR at Aladdin Theatre
July 14 – Seattle, WA at The Showbox @ The Market
July 15 – Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
July 18 – Denver, CO at The Summit Music Hall
July 21 – Chicago, IL at Park West
July 23 – Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre *
July 24 – Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre *
July 26 – Montreal, QC at Bell Centre *
July 27 – Montreal, QC at Bell Centre *
July 29 – Boston, MA at TD Garden *
July 30 – Boston, MA at TD Garden *
August 1 – Detroit, MI at Palace of Auburn Hills *
August 3 – East Rutherford, NJ at Izod Center *
August 4 – East Rutherford, NJ at Izod Center *
August 7 – Chicago, IL at United Center *
August 8 – Chicago, IL at United Center *
August 10 – Minneapolis, MN at Xcel Energy Center *
August 11 – Minneapolis, MN at Xcel Energy Center *
August 14 – Washington, DC at 9:30 Club
August 16 – New York, NY at Webster Hall
August 17 – Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of the Living Arts
*Special guests with Coldplay

Poema Summer Heat And Fresh Beats Tour Dates

Elle and Shealeen Louise Puckett of Poema

Poema is currently on the road this summer for their headline “Summer Heat and Fresh Beats” tour. The trek features special guests Theatre Breaks Loose and Almost Legendary. Check out the tour dates below. Following the, the two sisters will continue on the road with Jake Germany and the Cardboard Kids on tour presented by Substream Music Press. Poema is touring in support of their upcoming full-length debut, ‘Remembering You’, which will release September 11th.

“We love being on the road,” share Poema sisters Shealeen and Elle. “We get to travel, meet some of the coolest people, and we always end up with the craziest stories – all the while doing what we love. It’s an adventure 100% of the time.”

Summer Heat and Fresh Beats Tour Dates:
June 22nd in Romeo, MI at High Octane Lounge
June 23rd in Saginaw, MI at The Hamilton St. Pub
June 24th in Erie, PA at Basement Transmission
June 25th in Pittsfield, MA at Club Chameleons
June 26th in Providence, RI at The Spot Underground
June 27th in Portland, ME at Flask Lounge (HOLD)
June 28th in Allenstown, NH at Ground Zero
June 29th in Wilton, CT at The Trackside
June 30th in Danbury, CT at Heirloom Arts Theatre
July 1st in Vestal, NY at Mirador Events
July 2nd in Asbury Park, NJ at The Saint (Poema Only)
July 3rd in Hagerstown, MD
July 5th in Richmond, VA at Kingdom
July 6th in Chapel Hill, NC at The Kraken
July 7th in Andrews, NC at The Rock of Andrews
July 8th in Boiling Springs, SC at Sound Stage Music Hall
July 9th in Chattanooga at TN
July 10th in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
July 11th in Jacksonville at FL, Jack Rabbits
July 12th in Lakeland, FL at Evolution Records
July 13th in Orlando, FL
July 14th in Columbus, GA at Gallery 13
July 15th in Nashville, TN at Rocketown

Substream Music Press Presents Poema and Jake Germany and the Cardboard Kids
July 16th in Perryville, AR at FBC Perryville
July 17th in Oklahoma City, OK at Parish
July 19th in Albuquerque, NM at The Gasworks
July 21st in Broomfield, CO at Private Houseshow
July 23rd in Kansas City, MO at Lacey’s Clubhouse
July 24th in Springfield, MO at Lemondrop
July 27th in New Orleans, LA at Lakeside NOLA
July 30th in Tyler, TX at The Spot

Kimbra Announces Fall Headline Tour Of North America

Kimbra in the studio

Kimbra has announced her first-ever headlining tour of the United States and Canada. The month-long run kicks off September 25th in Vancouver, BC and runs through to October 27th in Toronto, Ontario. The Stepkids will support. Ticket on-sales begin Friday (June 15). Visit kimbramusic.com for details.

The tour will support the release of the U.S. version of her debut album ‘Vows’, which was released on May 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. ‘Vows’ debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts with 21,665 albums sold, and has received overwhelming critical acclaim so far.

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. She worked on her debut album, ‘Vows’, for over three years, finally releasing it Australia in August 2011 to critical and chart success. For the American edition of ‘Vows’, Kimbra recorded additional tracks in Los Angeles with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo and Greg Kurstin. Also included on the release is ‘Warrior’, featuring Mark Foster of Foster the People and A-Trak, originally recorded for the Converse “Three Artists, One Song” series. Kimbra recently performed “Settle Down” on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and she is currently on tour with Foster the People. Full list of dates is below.

With Foster the People:
June 12 – Lachine Canal in Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA
June 17 – The Fillmore in Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park in Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater in Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater in Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater in Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park in Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater in Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air in Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater in Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV

Headline:
Sept 25 – Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC
Sept 26 – Showbox @ the Market in Seattle, WA
Sept 27 – Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
Sept 29 – Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA
Sept 30 – Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA
Oct 03 – Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
Oct 05 – House of Blues in San Diego, CA
Oct 09 – The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 10 – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
Oct 12 – Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX
Oct 14 – Austin City Limits in Austin, TX
Oct 16 – Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN
Oct 17 – Metro in Chicago, IL
Oct 20 – Webster Hall in New York, NY
Oct 21 – Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
Oct 23 – 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
Oct 24 – Royale Nightclub in Boston, MA
Oct 26 – Corona Theatre in Montreal, QC
Oct 27 – Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON

fun. North American Headlining Tour Dates

fun. group

fun. has announced details of their very busy summer schedule, including sold out headline shows, television appearances, and the arrival of a new single/video from their breakthrough Fueled By Ramen debut, ‘Some Nights’.

After already completing a performance of ‘We Are Young’ on Sunday’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards and a ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ visit on Monday, the trio will be prepping for a ‘Today’ visit on June 21st and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ on June 22nd.

The New York City based band is currently in the midst of a worldwide headline tour, with most dates already long sold out. The trek’s current leg will culminate with a pair of instant hometown sell-outs at New York City’s Terminal 5 on June 16th and 17th, following a special performance at Bonnaroo on June 10th. After a brief respite, July will see fun. traveling to London, Scotland, and Australia for a series of headline shows and festival appearances. A new North American itinerary will begin August 2nd at Philadelphia’s River Stage at Great Plaza. Among the leg’s just-announced highlights is an August 19th date at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, added after shows slated for August 17th and 18th proved instant sell outs.

fun. Tour Dates:
June 2 – Mountain View, CA at LIVE 105 BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 5 – Flagstaff, AZ at Pepsi Amphitheatre
June 6 – Santa Fe, NM at Santa Fe Railyard Park (Free Show)
June 8 – Oklahoma City at Diamond Ballroom
June 9 – St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
June 10 – Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo 2012
June 11 – Covington, KY at Madison Theatre
June 13 – Indianapolis, IN at Egyptian Room
June 14 – Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
June 15 – Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
June 16 – New York, NY at Terminal 5
June 17 – New York, NY at Terminal 5
June 29 – Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest
August 2 – Philadelphia, PA at River Stage @ Penn’s Landing
August 3 – Montreal, QC at Osheaga Music et Arts Festival
August 4 – Chicago, IL at Lollapalooza
August 8 – Kansas City, MO at 96.5 THE BUZZ Buzz Under The Stars
August 9 – Boulder, CO at Fox Theatre
August 12 – San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 15 – San Diego, CA at SDSU Open Air Theatre
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV at The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
August 17 – Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern
August 18 – Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern
August 19 – Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern
August 23 – Jacksonville, OR at Britt 2012
August 24 – Portland, OR at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
August 26 – Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory Concert House
August 28 – Billings, MT at Babcock Theatre
August 30 – Regina, SK at Conexus Convention Hall
August 31 – Saskatoon, SK at The Odeon
September 1 – Calgary, AB at X92.9’s XFEST
September 2 – Edmonton, AB at SONiC 102.9’s SONiC BOOM

It Boys! To Join ‘The One Direction Tour’ With Forever The Sickest Kids

It Boys! group

It Boys! will be taking their upbeat, energetic live show on the road this summer, joining the first half of the Vans Warped Tour before supporting Forever The Sickest Kids, Plug In Stereo and Paradise Fears on The One Direction Tour. A full list of dates can be seen below.

Vans Warped Tour:
June 16 – Salt Lake City, UT at Utah State Fairpark
June 17 – Denver, CO at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
June 20 – Las Vegas, NV at Luxor Festival Lot
June 21 – Irvine, CA at Orange County Great Park
June 22 – Pomona, CA at Pomona Fairplex
June 23 – San Francisco, CA at AT&T Park
June 24 – Ventura, CA at Seaside Park
June 27 – Chula Vista, CA at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
June 28 – Phoenix, AZ at Camel Back Park
June 29 – Las Cruces, NM at NMSU Practice Field
June 30 – San Antonio, TX at AT&T Center
July 1 – Houston, TX at Reliant Park – Main Street Lot
July 3 – Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion

The One Direction Tour with Forever The Sickest Kids:
July 11 – Little Rock, AR at Juanita’s
July 13 – Joliet, IL at Mojoe’s
July 14 – Des Moines, IA at Wooly’s
July 15 – St. Louis, MO at Firebird
July 18 – Tulsa, OK at The Vanguard
July 19 – Oklahoma City, OK at The Conservatory
July 21 – Frisco, TX at Rock City Hall
July 22 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Live Studio

Tegan And Sara To Open For The Black Keys On U.S. Tour Dates

Tegan and Sara

Canadian pop-rock sibling duo Tegan and Sara have announced that they will hit the road with The Black Keys for the extension of their U.S. Tour later this year. Additionally, the girls are confirmed to play Austin City Limits this October. The official ACL lineup was announced the other day and can be seen in full on the festival’s website.

Over the last couple months, Tegan and Sara have been hard at work recording their new album. The Quin sisters have been in the studio with Greg Kurstin, Mike Elizondo, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen.

Tegan and Sara lend vocals to two tracks on Grammy-nominated Morgan Page’s new album ‘In The Air’, including the single ‘Body Work’, which they also star in the video for.

Tegan and Sara Tour Dates:
October 1 in Fresno, CA at Save Mart Center
October 2 in Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl
October 4 in San Diego, CA at Valley View Casino Center
October 5 in Los Angeles, CA at Staples Center
October 8 in Anaheim, CA at Honda Center
October 9 in Phoenix, AZ at US Airways Center
October 10 in Las Cruces, NM at Pan American Center
October 12-14 in Austin, TX at Austin City Limits

Sarah VonderHaar Performing Chicago Show With Friction

Sarah VonderHaar

Sarah VonderHaar’s team checked in with her Facebook fans earlier today, talking about a gig Saturday night in Chicago. The singer songwriter released her EP ‘P.D.L.’ in 2010. The statement reads:

This Saturday, May 26, Sarah VonderHaar will be performing live at McGee’s, on Webster in Chicago ( near DePaul University.) The show begins at 9pm. Sarah will be with very special guests, FRICTION. This is going to be a fun filled night with both acoustic, and full band performances.

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