Orianthi checked in with her Twitter followers (@orianthi) last night after performing with Alice Cooper on the ‘American Idol’ finale in Hollywood. She also had a chance to spend some time with Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The Australian pop singer and guitarist writes:
Just had a blast rocking out with Alice Cooper on Idol tonight!!!
With the amazing Bee Gees ..;)
Orianthi is out with the music video to her new single ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’, a new song on the re-release of the Australian pop rock singer’s debut album ‘Believe’, out June 8th on Geffen Records. Watch it via Vevo below.
Allison Iraheta checked in with her Twitter followers (@AllisonIraheta) early Wednesday morning (May 12) with news on a collaboration with Australian pop star Orianthi. The pair recently signed on to open for Adam Lambert during his ‘Glam Nation’ Tour. The ‘American Idol’ alum writes:
Wadup!! Errbody!! today was an awesome day! And I’ll have you all know that there is something really awesome in the works that is coming!!
@orianthi and I this morning!! Be afraid everyone !! Be very afraid!!! This sh** is gonna rock your faces off!!!
Orianthi checked in with fans from home in Sydney, Australia with a video at her YouTube channel, joined by her stuffed lion Walter. “I’m super excited about playing a show tonight,” Ori said. “Watch for Walter on my amp, because he’s always sitting on there. He’s been traveling the world with me. He’s my little rocking, traveling lion. Peace and love to all of you guys, take care.” Watch it below.
Orianthi is set to hit the road with ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up Adam Lambert on tour this summer. See below for an initial list of Adam Lambert tour dates featuring Orianthi. More dates to be added soon. Check out more info at her official web site, orianthi.com. Orianthi will be touring in support of her debut album ‘Believe’.
June 4th Wilkes-Barre, PA The FM Kirby Center for the Arts
June 5th Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
June 6th Wappinger Falls, NY Dutchess Stadium
June 10th Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Ballroom
June 11th Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino
June 12th Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
June 14th Columbus , OH LC Pavillion
June 15th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
June 17th Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 18th Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theater
June 19th West Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
June 22nd New York, NY Nokia Theatre
June 24th Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
June 26th Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
July 28th Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Fair– Pacific Amphitheatre
August 13th Bethlehem, PA Artsquest
Orianthi’s second single ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ is available now on iTunes. The Australian pop singer is following up the success of ‘According to You’, the first track from her debut album ‘Believe’. Orianthi will be opening for Daughtry at the University of Illnois on April 18th, and will perform as part of the Hangout Fesitval in Gulf Shores, Alabama in May.
Audio at Lala.com has since been removed.
Orianthi visited On-Air with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday (March 18) after performing her hit single ‘According to You’ the prior night on ‘American Idol’. The Australian pop singer/guitarist discussed how she’s been getting positive feedback from girls regarding the empowering song, how her album has a guitar solo on every track, playing guitar since she was 6, being part of the Bamboozle festival soon, appearing later on ‘The Tonight Show’ where Janet Jackson was a guest, how she got discovered in LA, being more nervous playing for 1 or 2 people than large audiences, and hopes for a U.S. tour by year’s end.
The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.
Universal Music Group is out with an iPhone app called Six-String where users can use a virtual guitar to pick, strum and change chords to select original rock song masters by playing along. Check out a demo of the app, using Orianthi’s ‘According to You’ as the song, via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Several artists are reacting to the news Chile was hit with a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday on their Twitter accounts. Among them:
Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Sending all my thoughts n prayers to my friend @elliottyamin and everyone in Chile. They got hit with an 8.3 earthquake. Send your love.
Destinee & Paris Monroe of Clique Girlz (@DestineeParis): To all of our Chile fans! We are praying for you! We love you sooooo much! Omg, are you ok? Please Twitter us back so we know you are ok! xo
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): Chile. I just can’t understand…. My thoughts are truly with you.
Mat Kearney (@matkearney): Thoughts and prayers to my friends in chile.
Jordan Pruitt (@Jordansblog): PRAY FOR CHILE everyone. I will keep everyone in my prayers.
A Fine Frenzy (@AFineFrenzy): My goodness, just heard about Chile-my thoughts and heart go out to everyone out there. Does anyone on here live there?
Josh Hoge (@JoshHoge): my thoughts & prayers are with my good friend @elliottyamin & everyone in chile right now!
Orianthi (@orianthi): Thoughts and prayers are with everyone in chile x
Esmee Denters (@esmeeworld): Man feels like the world is trying to tell us something.. my thoughts are with the people in Chile.
Lolene (@Lolene): My prayers and heartfelt wishes go out to the people of Chile….
Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): sending thoughts and prayers to the people of chile….
Marion Raven (@marionraven): My thoughts go out to friends and fans in Chile
Justin Bieber (@justinbieber): Just saw on the news about the earthquake in chile and the possible tsunamis. My prayers go out to those people and their families affected
Lights (@lights): Pray for Hawaii and Chile. This world is getting old.
Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): Sending light and love to the people of chile, Hawaii and Japan.
Tom Fletcher of McFly (@tommcfly): To any followers out in Chile, hope you’re safe and ok. Sending out good thoughts your way. x
MTV.com’s “re:Play” features Orianthi teaching viewers how to riff from her tracks ‘Highly Strung’ and the solo on ‘According To You’. The Australian singer/guitarist admitted, “I’m not much of a teacher. I have to learn more patience. I actually posted some videos up on YouTube and people were commenting underneath, ‘You know, we like your playing but you’re a terrible teacher.’ So this is the best I can do it.” Watch her talking about growing up playing guitar and the tutorials below the cut. (more…)