2017 Governors Ball Lineup Revealed

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The “official” start to the Summer is really Memorial Day weekend, but nothing says Summer’s here in New York City than the annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival.

This year, the event takes place from June 2nd – 4th at the usual spot, which is Randalls Island Park. Upon a quick glimpse at the lineup, I have to say that this year’s show is EXTREMELY Hip-Hop heavy, which is a great thing, as it’s no secret that we at Concert Daily love our R&B and Hip-Hop music.

Chance The Rapper along with Childish Gambino are two of the star headliners. Rock band Tool will play their first show in the NYC area in over a decade! If you’re a true Tool fan, you won’t want to miss this.

Tickets to Governors Ball go on sale Friday, January 6th at noon at govball.com.

Coachella 2017 Lineupe Revealed…Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar Headline

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Well well well, it seems as if the 2017 Coachella Music Festival is fully stacked this year. The annual festival which literally takes place in the middle of the desert doesn’t need ANY help with keeping things hot, as the dry heat usually takes care of that, but this year will be a scorcher with the help of some pretty hot artist.

Taking on the task of headlining the two weekend festival are the Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, along with Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead. As we know, the internets today are a savage place when it comes to finding out information, and for some time now, there have been some rumors and hype around Beyoncé actually taking a crack at performing, and they seemed to have proven to be true. This will also be K.Dot’s first time headlining the infamous fest.

The festival takes place April 14-16 and April 21-23 in Indio, Calif, and it looks pretty evident that they have upped the ante in comparison to past years. The remaining lineup is packed full of music from all genres, so you won’t be skimped out on any musical greatness at all.

If you’re interested in snagging some passes, you HAVE to act fast as these are an extremely hot ticket item, but they won’t be cheap. The baseline ticket will be the 3-day general admission pass, which starts at $399, but if you want to feel extra special, you can cop a VIP pass for $899. Tickets for both weekends go on sale Wednesday, January 4th at 8 AM EST via Coachella’s official site.

Are you going?! Let us know who you are most interested in seeing

Washington Wizards Introduce The Free Friday Night Concert Series

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There are many things in life that people enjoy spending their money on, but two of those things that comes first to my head are live concerts and sporting events. We already know that with the way that that the economy has been working as of lately, inflation has impacted both of these industries, making costs of either event, well costly.

The Washington Wizards are helping take the brunt off of that ordeal by offering you the chance for a buy one get one free type of deal. Starting in December, the franchise is kicking off its Friday Night Concert Series, which is a totally free concert after specific games at the Verizon Center.

The first of the advertised shows takes place on December 31st, when four-time Grammy Award nominated artist Tank and DJ Quicksilva will tipoff the concert series with a performance that will also feature a special guest appearance by four-time Grammy Award nominee Johnny Gill of New Edition.

Other acts throughout the months will be:

Jan. 6 – Backyard Band, Team Familiar, and DJ Rico
Mar. 17 – Bell Biv Devoe, and DJ Money
Mar. 24 – Erica Campbell and DJ Enya

Again, these shows are totally free, but only with the purchase of a game ticket for that night’s Wizards game. For ticket information call 202-661-5050 or visitwww.washingtonwizards.com/concertseries.

Ro James Gives The Green Light On His Solo ‘XIX’ Tour

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Ro James seems to have given us some well needed permission. What type of permission you may be asking…we see it as the permission to fall back in love with R&B music.

With what’s been a hellova year for James, as his break out hit “Permission” had a nice impact on urban radio, and releasing his major album ‘Eldorado‘ he’s continuing to keep the momentum going. After opening for Maxwell and MJB on the King and Queen of Hearts Tour, he has just announced his own headlining tour.

The XIX Tour will kick off February 3, 2017 in Portland, OR, and shows him playing gigs all over the US before wrapping up in Memphis in March.

Tickets for these shows hit the market on Friday, December 16th at 10 AM local time via Ticketmaster.com. Super fans can also cop VIP packages, which may include meet & greets at rojamesxix.com/

Diana Ross, Solange, Mary J. Blige And More Lead The Charge Of The 2017 Essence Festival Headliners

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Well Merry Christmas INDEED to us! The folks over at ESSENCE just blessed us with an early gift, which came in the form of the 2017 Essence Festival talent lineup.

They really seem to be on the ball this year with announcements regarding the annual festival, because last year no one heard anything about ANY acts until the end of February 2016. As of right now, we haven’t even entered into the new year yet, and have a full deck of playing cards, NICE!

Now we know who will be taking over NOLA this 4th of July weekend. That’s right, one of the biggest national musical events, the annual Essence Music Festival, slated for June 30- July 2, 2017 pulled a sneak attack and threw out a list of some of it’s headliners.

Last year’s festival brought some huge names in music, with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & The Family, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Babyface and many more taking the stages, so get into who will be rocking the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this year…is it anybody that you want to see?

Headliners include a few Festival first-timers, The Boss, Ms. Diana Ross and Teyana Taylor making an appearance and Festival favorites, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu coming back to rock the stage. We also see some people on this list who haven’t performed at the festival in a while, most notably Solange, who has had an amazing year this year, but hasn’t stepped foot on the EMF stage since her last performance in 2013.

Also confirmed to perform at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival nighttime concerts at the Superdome include Jazmine Sullivan, Ro James, Junes Diary, Chaka Khan, Shaggy, India.Arie, John Legend, Yuna, Tweet, Lalah Hathaway, Lizzo, and more.

Weekend ticket packages for the 2017 Essence Festival go on sale on Dec. 16. For more information, visit essence.com.

Lionel Richie Launches ‘All The Hits’ Tour With Mariah Carey

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Ok, lets add this to the list of things we DIDN’T see coming. In announcement made just this morning, one of the legends of R&B music, Mr. Lionel Richie has made an extension to his ever ongoing ‘All The Hits‘ series of tours that he’s done over the year. On past versions of the show, he’s gone out on the road by himself, and other times he’s brought along a special guest. For 2017, it looks like he’s bringing one of his friends with a HIGH amount of star power.

In an interesting pairing, The Elusive Chanteuse, Ms. Mariah Carey will be an addition to his tour. Mimi has been all over the place in regards to live shows on her own as of lately, so it’s rather surprising that she’s on this show bill.

Joint tours have been seeming to work in really good favor for some artists as of lately. Mary J. Blige & Maxwell‘s ‘King & Queen of Hearts’ Tour has done exceptionally well. My only question about the ‘hits’ tour is WHO will be the headliner?

Anyways, the 35 city North American tour kicks off on March 15th in Baltimore, MD at the Royal Farms Arena before finishing up in May.

Presale tickets went on sale today at 4 PM for her Lambs through her Honey B. fan access website, while general tickets hit the market Saturday, December 17th via Live Nation. If you have a devout Mariah or Lionel fan in your life, this would be the PERFECT holiday gift to get them! Peep all the tour dates below.

Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey ‘All The Hits’ Tour Dates 2017:

Mar. 15 – Baltimore, MD., Royal Farms Arena
Mar. 17 – Newark, NJ., Prudential Center
Mar. 18 – Philadelphia, PA., Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 21 – Pittsburgh, PA., PPG Paints Arena
Mar. 24 – St. Paul, MN., Xcel Energy Center
Mar. 25 – Chicago, IL., United Center
Mar. 28 – Grand Rapids, MI., Van Andel Arena
Mar. 30 – Toronto, ON., Air Canada Centre
Apr. 1 – New York, NY., Madison Square Garden
Apr. 5 – Cleveland, OH., Quicken Loans Arena
Apr. 7 – Boston, MA., TD Garden
Apr. 8 – Uniondale, NY., Nassau Coliseum
Apr. 11 – Detroit, MI., The Palace of Auburn Hills
Apr. 14 – Columbus, OH., Schottenstein Center
Apr. 16 – Kansas City, MO., Sprint Center
Apr. 18 – St. Louis, MO., Scottrade Center
Apr. 21 – Tulsa, OK., BOK Center
Apr. 23 – Denver, CO., Pepsi Center
Apr. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT., Vivint Smart Home Arena
Apr. 27 – Vancouver, BC., Rogers Arena
Apr. 28 – Seattle, WA., Key Arena
Apr. 30 – Oakland, CA., Oracle Arena
May 2 – Sacramento, CA., Golden 1 Center
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA., Hollywood Bowl
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA., Hollywood Bowl
May 8 – San Diego, CA., Viejas Arena
May 10 – Anaheim, CA., Honda Center
May 13 – Houston, TX., Toyota Center
May 15 – Dallas, TX., American Airlines Center
May 18 – New Orleans, LA., Smoothie King Center
May 20 – Nashville, TN., Bridgestone Arena
May 21 – Charlotte, NC., Spectrum Center
May 24 – Atlanta, GA., Philips Arena
May 26 – Tampa, FL., Amalie Arena
May 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL., BB&T Center

Uncle Charlie Wilson Is ‘In It To Win It’ Along With Fantasia & Johnny Gill

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His name is Charlie, Last name Wilson. I know I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, but does this man ever stop?! I’m not sure where he gets his energy from, but I hope some of these young artist out here today are taking major notes, because EVERY TIME I turn around, Charlie Wilson is out on tour blazing a stage.

In an announcement just made, Uncle Charlie let everyone know that his upcoming national arena tour will kick off on February 8, 2017 in Norfolk, VA. The tour, In It To Win It, is also the title of Wilson’s new album which is slated for release on February 17, 2017.

He’s not in it to win it all alone though, he’s bringing some equally yoked R&B heavy hitters along for the jaunt. Ms. ‘Lose To WinFantasia Barrino and Johnny Gill will also grace the stage, along with a new group by the name of Solero.

To purchase tickets please visit www.charliewilsonmusic.com/tour.

Feb. 8 – Norfolk, VA., Constant Convocation Center
Feb. 10 – Newark, NJ., Prudential Center
Feb. 11 – Buffalo, NY., Key Bank Center
Feb. 12 – Washington, DC., Verizon Center
Feb. 14 – Cleveland, OH., Quicken Loan Arena
Feb. 17 – Detroit, MI., Joe Louis Arena
Feb. 18 – Columbus, OH., Nationwide Center
Feb. 19 – Nashville, TN., Bridgestone Arena

JoJo Embarks On The ‘Mad Love’ Tour

 

It’s only been a year’s time since belting belle JoJo released her ‘Tringle‘ EP, but that doesn’t mean that the music stops for the young lady.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re fully aware that she FINALLY released her long awaited full length projected titled ‘Mad Love‘ back in October, which saw her sitting right back atop the Billboard charts.

With any major artist, after new music being released, they want to reach out and touch their fans and hit the road. Well, Jojo won’t disappoint anyone in that department since she has announced the ‘Mad Love’ tour, which will kick off on January 15th in Dublin. The tour will spend the month of January oversees in Europe, before it touches North American soil in February 15 for a show in Portland, OR.

Take a look down bottom to peep the tour dates and map out which show you’re going to. Tickets are now on sale and you can get them from JoJo’s official website.

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Kehlani Gets Sweet Sexy & Savage On Her New World Tour

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Kehlani is set to make major impact that her fans have been waiting for!

Riding high off the buzz building up around her debut album entitled ‘Sweet Sexy Savage‘, which will be available online and in stores on January 27th, she’s made the announcement that we here at Concert Daily usually checks for. That’s right folks, a tour is coming shortly thereafter the album release.

The tour, which starts February 21 in Montreal, QC will not only be a nationwide tour, but also touch international grounds as well, stretching out to as many as 60 dates! Venturing out on the road with her will be Ella Mai, Jahkoy, and Noodles.

General on sale for tickets + VIP packages begin on sale Wednesday 12/14 10 AM local time, while pre-sales will go up one day earlier on 12/13 on If you’ve been waiting to see this young lady, I highly suggest you pick up your tickets as soon as they go on sale.

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Prince Celebration At Paisley Park Set For April 2017

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Can you believe that we are almost at the end of the year, and about to go into 2017? Nope, we can’t believe it either. With 2016 being a rough year musically with the loss of one of the legendary musical greats, Prince Roger Nelson, we kind of are looking towards the new year for a fresh start.

Speaking of the Purple One, apparently we aren’t the only ones who have our eyes set forth for 2017. Prince’s estate, in conjunction with Paisley Park, will ‘party like it’s 1999’ with Celebration 2017, a four-day festival at his former residence. Fans are invited to take part in the event which takes place from April 20th-23rd at Paisley Park. The event will tap into the talent of a few of Prince’s contemporaries, as well as artists whose careers he help launch including The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time, New Power Generation, Liv Warfield, Shelby J. and 3RDEYEGIRL to perform. Other acts will be added to the lineup as well.

CELEBRATION 2017 will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince, as the world marks the first anniversary of his passing. Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.

We hope that you brought your wallet and credit cards with you, because tickets START at $500, but it’s for a multi-day pass. If you’re interested in going, grab your passes at the Celebration website.