Bryan Adams heading back to South Africa in 2014

Bryan Adams

Attention Bryan Adams fans, the star is heading back to South Africa. Big Concerts confirmed the news earlier this morning. He’ll be heading back to the country as part of his Bare Bones World Tour. January is usually a kak month finacially, so if you have some extra money lying around now, then go and get your tickets on Friday the 4th.

Dates are as follows:

Saturday 25th January 2014

Sunday 26th  January 2014

Big Top Arena, Carnival City 

 

Cape Town – Presented by 567 CapeTalk and M-Net

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Grand Arena, Grand West

 

Port Elizabeth – Presented by Algoa FM and M-Net

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Feather Market Centre

 

Durban – Presented by East Coast Radio and M-Net

Friday 31st January 2014

Here’s a few highlights from his last tour:

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Watch Taylor Swift’s AMA performance… trouble, trouble, trouble

People, don’t y’all be judging me too much now, but Taylor Swift’s new track, I Knew You Were Trouble is one of my favourite tracks at the moment. It’s taken off her album, RED, which is but winning. She sold over 1.2 million copies of the album in her first week and I can understand why. It’s a really strong offering, even if it’s about her apparent passed relationships etc.

Back to the song, the star took on more of an edgy approach to her performances at the weekend when she performed the song at the American Music Awards. Have a listen and watch the song above. LOVE THE DUB, Taylor.

Rihanna, Nicki lead American Music Awards nominations

The 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards will be celebrated in true style this year – that if the list of nominees for this year is anything to go by.  Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack with four nominations each. Other big nominees include Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Katy Perry.

Already confirmed to perform at the awards is Ms. Christina Aguilera, who no doubt will be bumping off a few guys… if her latest video, Your Body is anything to go by ;) More performers will be added to the list in the build up to the awards on the 18th of November.

Check out the list of nominees below:

 2012 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Maroon 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • J. Cole
  • fun.
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • One Direction

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber
  • Flo Rida
  • Pitbull
  • Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • fun.
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber /Believe
  • Maroon 5/Overexposed
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
  • One Direction/Up All Night

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
  • Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Tyga

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
  • Drake/Take Care
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown/Fortune
  • Rihanna/Talk That Talk
  • Usher/Looking 4 Myself

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • The Black Keys
  • Gotye
  • Linkin Park

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Adele
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Train


FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Don Omar
  • Pitbull
  • Shakira

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Newsboys
  • tobyMac

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex

 

[AUDIO] Interview with Hot Chelle Rae

I recently got to chat to Nashville Tennessee rockers, Hot Chelle Rae, which I did for DStv.com. In case you’re wondering who exactly they are, they’re the guys who brought you the song Tonight Tonight. I had one of those moments when I got an email from my friends at Sony to say I could interview the band. I thought, hmmm what is this, let alone who are they. Needless to say, after a bit of Youtube-ing and Google-ing I got to know them before doing the interview.

I chatted to two members from the group and they were really rad. Very friendly and so grateful to me for taking the time out to interview them, really? Here are a bunch of guys who were nominated for an American Music Award, a band who have shared the stage with Taylor Swift and who have worked with (former) Disney star, Demi Lovato thanking me. Nice man.

Have a listen to the interview below:
https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F32848028 [AUDIO] Interview: Hot Chelle Rae by JasonVonBerg

Their album, Whatever is now in stores. It’s a good pop record that is bound to get you in the party mood… Listen to it while you’re getting ready or sipping on some tasty beverage at pre-drinks :)

2011 American Music Awards – full list of winners

Who watched the American Music Awards this morning/ last night depending on where you find yourselves in the world? I’m usually one of the few South Africans who is up blogging, tweeting and watching the live broadcast in the wee hours of the morning, but this weekend didn’t allow that to happen this time around *coughs*. I’m told the show was fantastic and that some seventeen acts took to the stage to perform last night. I’ll be catching the repeat at 20:30 on Vuzu on DStv tonight. Do join me!

Here is a list of winners from the 2011 American Music Awards:

Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters

Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez

Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21″

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday

Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud.”

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae

A Special Night with Josh Groban this November

I’ve just come across this press release online. It has to do with singer-songwriter Josh Groban, who will be returning to South Africa this November. I would actually like to see him this time around, I missed his other tour so I’m going to diarise this. I’m sure many of you will too. Press release below:

Big Concerts are proud to present “A Special Evening with Josh Groban” at The Superbowl, Sun City, on 26th and 27th November and in Cape Town, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, on 29th and 30th November 2011.  These spectacular events are presented in partnership with Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk and M-Net.

Upon the conformation of his tour to South Africa Josh Groban commented, “It is a great joy for me to return to South Africa. It remains in my heart as a country that has inspired me in so many ways and to prepare for my return visit brings back a flood of wonderful memories. It has been many years but I can’t wait to give everything I have to my amazing, and patient fans!”

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