Lorde is taking over the music scene.
The singer was just nominated for four Grammys and now she’s announced her North America tour dates for 2014.
In March, Lorde and her band will embark on a 16-date tour across North America which starts in Austin, Texas, making stops New York City, Chicago, Boston to name a few and winding up on the west coast at the 2,800 capacity Fox Oakland Theater in California.
Her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ [Lava/Republic Records] has already topped most “Year End” lists including Rolling Stone Magazine’s who noted “Lorde’s languidly aphoristic lyrics balance rock-star swagger and torqued-up teenage angst”, and The New York Times, who praised “(Pure Heroine) commandeers those wide-open spaces with her lustrous voice and angel-choir harmonies carrying serious thoughts.”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
03/03- Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX
03/04- Southside Ballroom – Dallas, TX
03/05- Bayou – Houston, TX
03/07- Echostage- Washington, DC
03/08- Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
03/11- Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
03/12- Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
03/14- Orpheum – Boston, MA
03/15- Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
03/16- Fillmore – Detroit, MI
03/18- Aragon – Chicago, IL
03/20- Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO
03/21- Arvest Bank Theatre – Kansas City, MO
03/22- Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
03/24- WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
03/26- Fox – Oakland, CA
Zoe Saldana graces the cover of the December issue of Ocean Drive magazine.
Read on to discover what Saldana had to say about playing Nina Simone, her life away from the spotlight and much more.
Ocean Drive snippets of her interview are below!
On her life away from the public:
“I love what I do so much, but I love my [personal] life more. And I realized throughout the years of being in this business that the only way to maintain some kind of sanity is to protect that which is most dear to you, which is your life and everyone that’s in it. [It] provides a sanity that gives me the ability to be insane by playing other people and living in other bodies for a long period of time, and then coming back home and knowing that my roots are so grounded that it’s easy for me to go back to being myself. The only way I can continue having that is by absolutely avoiding the questions that are asked.”
On becoming Nina Simone for “Nina”:
“It’s one of the scariest projects I’ve ever been involved with because it was about an iconic figure, and there were so many political [issues] around it from the beginning, but I really wanted it to be a love song to Nina Simone and I wanted it to just come from a place of absolute love. I can’t stop to think about who thinks me to be black enough or not black enough. I know who I am. I like who I am. And I’m not going to explain who I am. I’ve always been like that—I was raised to be that way.”
On her move to DR:
“It was culture shock at first. Kids are going to poke at whatever is foreign to them, and here we come: these three girls speaking English. We’re also very intelligent and kind of sassy, and we were going to a very prestigious private school and we were one of the least fortunate families. Kids tend to be a little cruel to what they don’t know. But even though throughout those years we kind of suffered because we got bullied, as soon as we left we just became these forces. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and it was not going to kill us, trust me!”
Miley Cyrus is taking her twerking on the road.
The songstress just released the tour dates for her BANGERZ Tour, which kicks-off on Valentine’s Day 2014 Vancouver. She will continue to tour North America through April.
Tickets, for the general public, for the tour go on-sale November 16 via Live Nation.
Check out the list of dates below:
February 14 – Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
February 16 – Tacoma, WA TacomaDome
February 20 – Anaheim, CA Honda Center
February 22 – Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
February 24 – Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
February 25 – San Jose, CA SAP Center
February 27 -Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center
March 1 – Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 4 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 6 – Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
March 7 – Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
March 9 – Milwaukee, MI Bradley Center
March 10 – St. Paul, MI Xcel Energy Center
March 12 – Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 13 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center
March 15 – San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
March 16 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
March 18 – New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
March 20 – Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 22 – Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
March 24 – Orlando, FL Amway Center
March 25 – Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
March 29 – Montreal, QC Bell Center
March 31 – Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
April 2 – Boston, MA TD Garden
April 3 – East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
April 5 – Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
April 7 – Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
April 8 – Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
April 10 – Washington, DC Verizon Center
April 12 – Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
April 13 – Columbus, OH Shottenstein Center
April 15 – Kansas City, KS Sprint Center
April 16 – St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
April 18 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 19 – Louisville, KY KFC YUM! Center
April 22 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 24 – Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum
Even a millionaire like Kanye West things Louis Vutton and other luxury brands are too expensive.
The rapper-designer recently told Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station that despite his 2009 collaboration with the brand, he wouldn’t collaborate with Louis Vuitton again.
He says, “If I had the opportunity to design for Louis Vuitton now, I wouldn’t. Because the prices [are] just too extreme. And I don’t want to use my message to have kids saving up that much, you know, to be part of what the ideas are. You know, that’s the problem to me with luxury.”
West even praised some of today’s fast-retailers.
“I don’t agree with everything that H&M and Zara does, but one thing that’s good is they were able to break that idea that creativity and things you want have to cost, like, a million dollars.”
The rapper recently decided to collaborate with A.P.C. –a brand that, has higher-priced items H&M, but still won’t make you go broke.
Lauren Conrad is getting her happily ever-after!
The former reality star is engaged to boyfriend, William. Conrad shared a photo of herself sporting her brand new sparkler on Instagram.
She officially announced the news via her website, writing, “I am very excited to share with you guys that William and I got engaged over the weekend. I am beyond thrilled! Get ready for lots more wedding content here on LaurenConrad.com as we begin the planning process.”
Visit Conrad’s website for more wedding details, as they become available.
Carson Daly is engaged to longtime girlfriend Siri Pinter.
The pair have been dating for six years. Pinter was recently spotted wearing a diamond ring, on her ring finger, during an outing with Daly on Oct. 5 in LA.
Daly, 40, and Pinter have two children together, son Jack, 3, and daughter Etta Jones, 13 months.
Congrats to the happy couple!
Source- Us Weekly
Head Gladiator Columbus Short covers the October issue of HEED magazine.
Short, 31, chats it up with the magazine about his experience on the hit ABC series.
For more Short’s interview, visit the official website of HEED.