Lil Wayne has announced he’s planning a world tour in 2017. He shared the news on Instagram Friday. This includes the Kloser 2 U tour that was announced days ago. He’ll also release new music.
The New Orleans artist shared an image of himself as a cartoon character going on the Kampus Krash tour as well as the World Wide Weezy tour. In the former, cartoon Wayne wears a graduation hat and carries some heavy books so it’s safe to say he’s planning on touring college campus across America.
The Kloser 2 U tour only lasts about a month from April to May. It gives plenty of time for Lil Tunechi to go take over the world.
Soda Bar on El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego was poppin’ with tonight’s performance by L.A.-based recording artist Gavin Turek. Slares opened the night, with their energetic spectacle.
If you thought disco was dead, Gavin and Slares might just change your mind. Their modern interpretation on the genre caters to both a nostalgic audience and a youth constantly on the hunt for something dually current and retro.
Gavin made her entrance in a sequined cloak, as the electro-pop goddess floated on stage, with DJ Val Fleury spinning “Hemisphere,” in the back–the track is one of the many collaborations Gavin has done with fellow L.A. native, record producer TOKiMONSTA. On stage, Gavin leaves it all on the line, putting her heart and soul into a performance that keeps her audience so enchanted, you can’t help but surrender to the music.
tourhivemag.com sat down with Gavin after the show to get the low-down on her pre-show rituals, inspirations, and everything else in between.
TourHive: Our first time seeing you was when you were here with Tuxedo at the North Park Observatory. And we were totally blown away! Thank you so much for coming back to San Diego. What are some of your pre-show rituals?
Gavin: I typically like to be as Zen as possible. So I usually have some tea. I do my make-up in either silence, like alone. Or maybe just by myself with a little bit of music on. Quiet, I just want it to be chill. I stretch and dance a lot. After I kind of Zen out, then I have to amp myself up. So I do a lot of dance movement, like yoga stretches, just trying to get my body as warm as possible. I warm my voice. And then I usually pray, then I hit [the stage].
TH: You mentioned earlier that you do a lot of collaborations, obviously Tuxedo and TOKiMONSTA. Who are some other people you have collaborated with in the past?
G: Last year I’d done a lot of collaborations with electric artists that I really love. So Gigamesh was a recent one. I played a song from our collaboration tonight [“I’d Do It Again”]. Viceroy [“Fade Out”], another just amazing electronic artist.
TH: Is there anyone else you’d like to collaborate with in the future?
G: Yes, oh my goodness! I think at the top of my list right now is Mark Ronson. He’s obviously an incredible producer. I feel like he would understand what I’m trying to do–making the 70’s funk and soul influences so relevant today. That’s my goal, always. I’m inspired by that, but I want it to be accessible. I want people to feel like it’s their music today, as well. So I just think he’s amazing at translating that era to now. And Nile Rogers, as well. I would love to work with him.
TH: Speaking of your influences, Prince, Chaka Khan, and Diana Ross are a few who have been mentioned. Who or what else inspires your work?
G: I’m really inspired by the people I meet at shows, honestly. Because being an artist is really difficult. And I’ve been doing it for a really long time. You know, some days I don’t feel like writing a song or I don’t feel like I’m good enough. Or I feel like all this stuff is just, like “What am I doing?” I’m having an existential crisis often, and when I have moments like tonight in San Diego or when I had an amazing show last night in LA., where I feel the love. I feel like that energy, that acceptance, everybody wants to be accepted. And when I’m feeling that, I’m fueled to create art. It’s very reciprocal for me.
If I didn’t perform often, I think I would be stifled a little bit. I’m very inspired by people that I meet, and just by interactions at shows. As far as other people, I look to so many different artists. One of my favorite vocalists is Feist, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson. I grew up watching them ALL the time, all the time. I love Janet, she is just so fierce. Any fierce females, oh my god, like that’s why I love Diana Ross so much. She is just so effortlessly fierce all the time. I love her!
TH: Speaking from a fan’s perspective, we feel the love for sure coming off of your performances. You could really tell that it’s coming from the heart, and that makes all the difference.
TH: What is your dance influenced by? We saw little bit of Janet.
G: I try, haha! They’re inspired by obviously what I grew up on and what I’ve seen other people do, [like] Michael. But I really love West African dance, that’s my favorite type of dance. I studied and lived in Ghana for a long time, so I try to incorporate that influence and style to the shows as much as possible [because] it makes me happy. It makes me more physically exhausted (laughter) but it’s so much FUN! It’s like hype music. It’s hype dancing to me. People twerk; I do West African.
TH: We almost want to do it with you!
G: Windmilling and all that, yeah it’s fun. I love it!
TH: And you make your own costumes, too. Is that right?
G: Yeah (plays with the fringe on her dress). So I do not sew them, disclaimer. I design and then create the looks with different sewers and costume makers.
TH: We notice it’s two different colors, like a gradient.
G: Yeah, two-toned. I love fringe obviously, but I’m evolving. I just designed a new outfit that’s a body suit, and we’re gonna have some fun this year. I will always be loyal to my fringe looks because they’re so much fun to dance in. But I do want to take some more risks with my stage outfits.
TH: We saw something different from your L.A. show. It looked almost like armor, something futuristic.
G: Yeah, that was a body suit. Very soldier like. I love that outfit!
TH: Did you design that one also?
G: No, I actually bought that one. I found it and I was like “This is perfect!” It fits great.
TH: One last question: What are some artists or musical genres that you listen to that your fans might find surprising?
G: Oooohhh, I love jazz music. Maybe that’s not surprising at all actually. I love Coltrane, Miles Davis, everyone loves them. I listen to a lot of Bill Evans–super cool jazz pianist. And I love gospel music. I’m really into gospel. My hype music in the morning is definitely in-your-face gospel. “Everybody get up!” like yeah!
A: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us at tourhivemag. We’re really big fans. Thank you so much for coming back. It was wonderful to see you!
G: Of course! Thank you for your support. I freakin’ love you, San Diego!
Gavin, we freakin’ love you, too!
Keep an eye out for Gavin’s upcoming tour with Tuxedo. Tour dates to be announced in Asia, Europe, and North America.
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Beyoncé is not going to perform at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Parkwood Entertainment and Coachella producer Goldenvoice confirmed the move in a statement to the Associated Press Thursday, adding that she will instead headline the 2018 edition.
Beyoncé, according to the statement, pulled out of the highly anticipated festival slot following advice from her doctors to “keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months.
Though a replacement for Beyoncé hasn’t been announced, the three-day fest is still pretty stacked. Radiohead, Bon Iver, Travis Scott, Mac Miller, DJ Shadow, Future, Gucci Mane, DJ Khaled, Lorde, Lil Uzi Vert, and a ton more are still very much onboard.
J. Cole has announced a massive world tour behind last year’s album 4 Your Eyez Only. The announced dates include the United States, as well as concerts in Europe and Australia.
The tour kicks off on June 1 in Columbia, South Carolina. Check out the dates for the tour below; tickets go on sale Friday.
06-01 Columbia, SC – The Music Farm
06-02 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
06-03 Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
06-05 Jackson, MS – Hal & Hal’s
06-06 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
06-07 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
06-09 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex Event Center
06-11 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre @ the Midland
06-13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06-14 Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theater
06-15 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
06-17 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
06-18 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
07-06 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
07-08 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
07-09 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
07-11 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
07-15 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
07-17 Seattle, WA – Keyarena
07-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
07-21 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07-23 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
07-24 Chicago, IL – United Center
07-28 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-01 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
08-04 Boston, MA – TD Garden
08-05 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08-06 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
08-08 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
08-09 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
08-11 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
08-14 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
08-16 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
08-18 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08-19 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
08-20 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09-29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 109-30 Oslo, Norway
10-01 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
10-03 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10-05 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
10-06 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10-07 Frankfurt, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
10-09 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
10-10 Paris, France – Le Zénith
10-12 Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
10-14 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena
10-15 London, England – The O2 Arena
10-18 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
10-20 Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
10-21 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
10-22 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
12-01 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
12-02 Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage
12-05 Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
12-06 Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
12-09 Perth, Australia – HBF Stadium
John Legend has announced a North American tour, running from the middle of May through the end of June.
Tickets for Legend’s “Darkness and Light Tour” go on sale Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. local time.
May 12 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
May 13 – Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park
May 14 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 16 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
May 18 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
May 19 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
May 21 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 22 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
May 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
May 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
May 27 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
May 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
June 1 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
June 3 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 4 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
June 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
June 10 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
June 12 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 13 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
June 15 – Saint Louis, MO – The Fabulous Fox Theatre
June 16 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheater
June 17 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 19 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 20 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 22 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
June 23 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
June 27 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
June 30 – New Orleans, LA – ESSENCE Festival
Lady Gaga has followed her Super Bowl performance with the announcement of a huge world tour behind Joanne. Find the full itinerary here and below. It includes a run of North American shows in August and September, followed by dates across Europe and a final U.S. run taking her to the end of the year.
08-01 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
08-03 Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
08-05 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
08-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
08-11 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
08-13 San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
08-15 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
08-19 Omaha, NB – Centurylink Center
08-21 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08-23 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
08-25 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08-28 New York, NY – Citi Field
09-01 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
09-04 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
09-06 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
09-10 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio Festival
09-22 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
09-24 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
09-26 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
09-29 Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
10-01 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
10-03 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
10-06 Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
10-09 London, England – O2 Arena
10-15 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena
10-17 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
10-21 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
10-23 Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
10-26 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
10-28 Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena
11-05 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11-07 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11-10 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
11-13 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
11-15 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
11-16 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
11-19 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
11-28 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
11-30 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
12-01 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
12-03 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
12-05 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
12-08 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
12-09 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12-12 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
12-14 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena