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Madonna Rebel Heart Tour
Cape or no cape, the ‘Queen of Pop’ is ready to hit the stage once again! Madonna needs no introduction! The diva loved by pop enthusiasts has been quite an influence in the music industry.
But for anyone living under a rock for the past three decades, Madonna has a number of chart-topping multiplatinum albums to her name. She has won many prestigious awards and what not; including Grammy’s, AMA’s, BRIT’s and many more.
Madonna released her thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart on 6th March 2015. The standard edition consists of fourteen tracks with features from Nicki Minaj, Mike Tyson and Chance the Rapper.
The album’s release was quickly followed by the announcement of a 35-city world tour. The North American leg of the tour will kick off on August 29 in Miami, FL at the American Airlines Arena. It will conclude with the twenty first location Los Angeles, CA at the Forum on 27th of October.
The last fourteen dates will take her on a trip around Europe.
Shania Twain Rock This Country Tour
It’s not without reason that Shania Twain is honored as the ‘Queen of Country Pop’. More than two dozen Canadian Country Music Awards to her name rightly justify the honorific title of the Canadian country artist.
Shania announced her North American tour in the first week of March. Her residency show in Las Vegas ended recently and now she is set to venture back on the road one last time. Twain confessed that despite touring after over a decade, she wants to give it all to make this farewell tour a lasting memory for herself as well as for the fans.
The 2015 ‘Rock This Country’ tour is also the stepping stone for her near-future album. The tour will be supported by Wes Mack and Gavin DeGraw at various locations. It will kick off on June 5 in Seattle, WA at the Key Arena. Running through summer, the concluding show will hit Fresno, CA on August 23.
Luke Bryan Kick The Dust Up Tour
Two albums in Top 3 and two albums at number one spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums; Luke Bryan ladies and gentlemen!
The Georgia-born Nashville-seasoned country singer is embracing 2015 with arms wide open. It has been two years since his last album Crash My Party came and now Bryan will is all set for his ‘Kick The Dust Up Tour’. For the time being, he is treating fans and country lovers with the last of his spring break EP titled Spring Break…Checkin’ Out.
His tour will cross path with many top names from the country music scene. It will begin on May 8 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. The end of the first North American leg of the tour on October 30 will take him to Detroit, MI for a grand performance at the Ford Field. Some of the other dates from the Kick The Dust Up Tour are as follows:
Lady Gaga Cheek to Cheek Tour
With crowns like TIME’s ‘World’s Most Influential People’ and the Billboard’s ‘Artist of the Year’, Lady Gaga is one artist who keeps turning heads wherever she goes. This flamboyantly dressed singer-songwriter has made her name with her out-of-the-world style, fashion and music. The six time Grammy-winner has a dozen albums and over twenty singles to her name so far. But her studio work, headlining tours and exhilarating performances have chalked out her name among the best entertainers of the time.
In fall of 2014, Lady Gaga released her new studio album Cheek to Cheek which is in collaboration with the legendary singer Tony Bennett. The couple has been visiting cities worldwide for their ‘Cheek to Cheek Tour’ since. Beginning last year, the tour will highlight tour legs between North America and Europe.
Here are a few places where you can enjoy their brilliant performances for the Cheek to Cheek Tour:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Versus Manny Pacquiao
A boxing match that had been in negotiations since 2009 is finally here to settle who the champion is. On one corner, we have the undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. On the other corner of the ring, we have the first and only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
The fight is expected to be one of the highest grossing in boxing history. The effort from both fighters’ camp is finally fruiting into one of the most anticipated boxing matches of all time. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada has taken up the task to host the match on May 2, 2015. Now is the calm before the storm and both fighters are training hard to prove their mettle. Will Mayweather Jr.’s offence keep him undefeated or will Pacquiao be the worthy opponent to prove otherwise? Here’s the date for what is being dubbed as the ‘Fight of the Century’.