Archive for the ‘Usher’ Category

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This summer should be a great season for concerts. Many great bands, singers and artists have announced tours, some of which start soon. Taylor Swift may be one of the top tours this summer but she has some competition… Kenny Chesney, U2, Keith Urban, NKOTB & BSB, Jimmy Buffett, Josh Groban and many others will be taking the stage this summer.

I am interested to see if the Foo Fighters will add more USA dates. Also, it will be interesting to see if Nickelback goes back on tour.

As far as comedy, the biggest tour might be Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall. There hasn’t been much talk or rumors about other comedy tours. Maybe Jerry Seinfeld will add more dates as usual.

In a few weeks, American Idol will be nearing he series finale and they usually release an ‘American Idols Live’ tour which does well.

Even Charlie Sheen is touring. I am not too sure what he will be doing on his tour but he is the center of the entertainment world right now. I wouldn’t let anyone under 18 into those shows hana.

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UsherHe may have amassed a career seven Grammy Awards — including two at this week’s ceremonies — but Usher isn’t resting on his laurels. The R&B music magnate has plotted a fresh round of arena touring to take him through the late spring months.

The on-going OMG Tour resumes April 27 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, FL, and continues at least through a June 1 concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Akon will appear as a special guest on all dates of the tour.

The 19-city routing has some gaps in it that could be filled with more concerts at a later date. But at the moment, confirmed U.S. gigs include May 5 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NY; May 20 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL; and May 28 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA.

Two performances have also been added in Canada on May 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and May 25 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.

Usher launched the OMG Tour in North America with more than two dozen concerts in November and December 2010. The performer’s overseas leg starts tonight, February 15, in Paris and ends in New Zealand this April.

Over the course of his career, Usher has been nominated for nearly 20 Grammy Awards and has taken home statuettes in 2001, 2002 and 2005 (when he won in three categories). On Sunday night, February 13, the singer added two more Grammys to his collection: one for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance on “There Goes My Baby,” and the other for Best Contemporary R&B Album for “Raymond v. Raymond.”

Usher itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
April 27     Sunrise, FL     BankAtlantic Center
April 28     Orlando, FL     Amway Center
April 30     Charlotte, NC     Time Warner Cable Arena
May 1     Columbia, SC     Colonial Life Arena
May 6     Atlantic City, NJ     Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
May 8     Uniondale, NY     Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 11     Pittsburgh, PA C     ONSOL Energy Center
May 12     Cleveland, OH     Quicken Loans Arena
May 14     Toronto, ON     Air Canada Centre
May 15     Auburn Hills, MI     The Palace Of Auburn Hills
May 18     Columbus, OH     Schottenstein Center
May 20     Rosemont, IL     Allstate Arena
May 21     Minneapolis, MN     Target Center
May 22     Omaha, NE     Qwest Center Omaha
May 25     Vancouver, BC     Rogers Arena
May 26     Portland, OR     Rose Garden Arena
May 28     Sacramento, CA     ARCO Arena
May 29     San Jose, CA     HP Pavilion At San Jose
June 1     Los Angeles, CA     Staples Center

Source: TicketNews

What was the best concert you saw in 2010? We’re not talking about the number of tickets sold, sell-out shows or even the biggest name you saw during the past 12 months. We’re talking about old-fashioned consumer satisfaction.

So tell us about your night of nights, that magical evening where everything came together to provide the most excellent live music experience of 2010. Oh, and don’t forget the basics, like who, where and when.

And while you’re at it, please take a moment to grade Concert Year 2010.

Memorable 2010 Concerts:

Taylor Swift Gillette Stadium (6/6/2010)
Bon Jovi Soldier Field (7/31/2010)
Aerosmith at Fenway Park in Boston (8/14/2010)
Eminem & Jay-Z (in Detroit)
Jay-Z & Eminem (in New York – Yankee Stadium)
The Scorpions farewell show in San Antonio
The Black Crowes
Justin Bieber
Dave Matthews Band
Jimmy Buffett
George Strait
Black Eyed Peas
Robert Plant
Kenny Chesney
Keith Urban
Garth Brooks
Miley Cyrus
Paul McCartney
Jonas Brothers
Celine Dion
Elton John
Tom Petty
Vans Warped Tour

Taylor SwiftThe end of 2010 is almost upon us, which is why MTV News is rounding up the Top Songs of 2010. We had over two dozen MTV News staffers submit their own personal lists of their 25 favorite songs, and from those lists we derived a master list whose top 10 will be slowly rolling out over the course of this week. Check out one of the 25 lists below, with an argument or two for the greatness of some of the under-appreciated tunes of the year.

By Jocelyn Vena, with some help from her girl Christina Garibaldi

1. “OMG,” Usher

2. “Telephone,” Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé

3. “Runaway,” Kanye West

4. “Mine,” Taylor Swift
This track the type of song that girls would listen to on repeat at sleepovers. It also has Swift finally singing about adult relationships, which means that anyone can relate to it. That’s really what makes it a great pop song.

5. “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem featuring Rihanna

6. “Fancy,” Drake featuring Swizz Beatz

7. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher

8. “California Gurls,” Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

9. “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias

10. “Alejandro,” Lady Gaga

11. “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz

12. “Somebody to Love,” Justin Bieber
Whether or not you are a Bieber fan, “Somebody To Love” was his bid for Usher’s throne. Let’s put it another way: If Usher released it, you probably wouldn’t be ashamed to love it.

13. “Tik Tok,” Ke$ha

14. “F— You,” Cee-Lo Green

15. “Just Haven’t Met You Yet,” Michael Buble

16. “Nothin’ on You,” B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars

17. “Airplanes,” B.o.B featuring Haley Williams of Paramore

18. “Whip My Hair,” Willow Smith

19. “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry

20. “Rude Boy,” Rihanna

21. “Your Love Is My Drug,” Ke$ha

22. “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence & the Machine
This track is a little weird sonically and lyrically, but it managed to permeate the pop world thanks to an appearance in the “Eat, Pray, Love” trailers and Florence Welch’s super cool voice and persona.

23. “The Only Exception,” Paramore
Hayley Williams sings about heartbreak and love better than most people double her age, so when she meets that guy that breaks down her walls, we want to believe they can make it work.

24. “Shake,” Jesse McCartney
Jesse has always been on the cusp of crossing over into a full-fledged adult pop star, and this song has just as much swagger and charm as your average Justin Timberlake release (and that guy doesn’t even make records any more). Bottom line: give it another listen.

25. “Unthinkable,” Alicia Keys featuring Drake