Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ concert film to be released globally


Taylor Swift announced on Tuesday, September 26, in an Instagram post that ‘Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour’, a new film documenting her Eras tour, will screen in theaters worldwid — in addition to its North American release.  Swift posted: “The tour isn’t the only thing we’re taking worldwide…….. 🌎 Been so excited to tell you all that The Eras Tour concert film is now officially coming to theaters WORLDWIDE on Oct 13! Tickets available now at www.TSTheErasTourFilm.com or on your local theaters website! 🩵”

The concert film about Swift’s record-setting Eras Tour will screen in more than 100 countries around the world. Countries scheduled to screen the film beginning on October 13 includes: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Bermuda, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Gibraltar, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela, Zambia, and many others.

Additionally, the film will debut on November 3 in Brazil, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Macau, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Tickets for most of the international screenings outside North America went on sale Tues, September 26. For more information, visit Taylor Swift’s official website.

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Kim Petras drops French pop-album ‘Problématique’


Kim Petras surprised fans by releasing her long-awaited French pop-album Problématique. Petras also recently shared reimagined performances of fan favorites from her acclaimed debut album Feed The Beast. 

The North American leg of Petras’s upcoming Feed The Beast World Tour kicks off September 27th in Austin, TX, making stops in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, Houston and San Diego, as well as Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Kim will then embark on a UK/European run of shows beginning February 13th in Birmingham, UK which will bring her to cities overseas including Manchester, London, Brussels, Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam and Milan.

To stream Problématique, head here.

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Usher announces release of new album ‘Coming Home’ arriving on Super Bowl


Usher has announced his new album ‘Coming Home’ will debut on February 11, 2024, which happens to be the same day he will be headlining the Super Bowl Halftime show. Over the weekend it was revealed that Usher will perform at the Super Bowl LVIII at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

‘Coming Home’ will be Usher’s ninth studio album, and his first since 2016’s ‘Hard II Love’. Usher said of the new LP: “We’ve put a lot of thought and creativity into this new album to tell a story that is open to interpretation and that will connect with people in different ways. I know this has been a long time coming for my fans and what I’ll say is that all good things come to those who wait. I hope you enjoy it once you hear it.”

‘Coming Home’ contains 20 tracks, and will include Usher’s 2023 single ‘Good Good’ with Summer Walker and 21 Savage.

‘Coming Home’ is available for pre-order – here.

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner come to temporary agreement on custody of children


Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have come to an agreement on the custody of their daughters in light of their recent breakup. Turner sued Jonas last week, alleging that Jonas was withholding their daughters passports despite her wishes to return to the UK with the children. According to Page Six, an interim consent order was signed by the former couple on Monday morning (September 25th) which bars either of them from removing their kids from New York. Jonas and Turner are scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference on October 3rd.

Turner claimed in her lawsuit that the “wrongful retention” of their two daughters began on September 20th and that she and Jonas had agreed over Christmas 2022 that the UK would be the “forever home” for the children. Turner also alleged that she found out about their divorce “through the media,” following an argument on Jonas’ birthday.  In response, Jonas issues a statement via his rep calling the lawsuit misleading:  “After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce. Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting this past Sunday in New York, when Sophie came to New York to be with the kid. They have been with her since that meeting. Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup.”

The singer also alluded to the ongoing divorce battle at a Jonas Brothers show over the weekend when he gave a shout-out to parents.

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Usher announced as headliner of Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show


The NFL, Roc Nation and Apple Music announced on Sunday that Grammy-winning artist Usher will headline the 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show on Feb. 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, airing live on CBS.  In a video shared on X (Twitter), Usher gets an urgent call from Kim Kardashian, who tells the musician about his headlining spot.

The singer, 44, said in a statement: “It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before. Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”

JAY-Z, whose Roc Nation company is returning to produce the halftime show for the fifth year, said: “Usher is the ultimate artist and showman. Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course. Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul. His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.” 

Usher’s performance will mark his second Super Bowl appearance. He previously performed alongside the Black Eyed Peas when the group headlined the halftime show back in 2011.

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Blink-182 share songs, video from new LP ‘One More Time…’


Blink-182 announced their new album ‘One More Time…’, will drop October 20 via Columbia. Blink’s current lineup of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker also dropped an album trailer previewing new music, revealing that ‘One More Time…’ is about the unique circumstances the band members went through prior to their reunion. Travis Barker says in the trailer: “On the album, ‘One More Time’ is written about ‘why does it take these catastrophes like me being in a plane crash or Mark being sick for our band to get back together,’ while Tom DeLonge added: “Coming out with these words, ‘One More Time,’ it’s like, ‘Hey, this is the last time we’re going to f**k this up.”

The band have also shared two new songs from One More Time– the title track, which comes with a music video that recreates scenes from the trio’s classic ’90s/2000s videos (watch HERE); and the acoustic ballad “More Than You Know” (listen HERE). Both songs were produced by Barker.

One More Time…., produced by Barker, follows Blink-182’s two albums with guitarist Matt Skiba — 2016’s California and 2019’s Nine. One More Time…. will be Hoppus, DeLonge, and Barker’s first new album together since 2011.  To preorder One More Time…, head here.

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Joe Jonas responds to Sophie Turner’s lawsuit regarding custody of their two children


Joe Jonas has responded through his rep to Sophie Turner‘s lawsuit against him, which alleges that Jonas has “wrongful retention” of the estranged couple’s two young daughters in the United States. Sophie, 27, filed a lawsuit in NYC against Joe, 34, on Wed, September 20, demanding “the immediate return” of their 3-year-old and 1-year-old daughters to England. Turner’s lawsuit states that Jonas is wrongfully detaining their kids in the U.S. (and keeping their passports from their mother) as the former couple allegedly agreed in December 2022 the children would move to England.  Joe’s initial divorce filing in Miami reportedly restricts either parent from relocating with their children.

On Thursday, Sept 21, a rep for Jonas responded to Turner’s lawsuit.  According to TMZ, Joe’s rep said: “After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce.The Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children. Sophie was served with this order on September 6, 2023, more than two weeks ago.”  Jonas’ rep said that Sophie’s lawsuit is “a harsh legal position,” and added: “this is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst.”

Jonas’ rep also claimed that the couple met up as recently as September 17 to work towards an “amicable parenting setup” for their kids, but “less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK. Thereafter, she demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately.” Joe’s rep noted that their daughters have been living in New York with Sophie. “Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK.”

Sophie also claimed in her lawsuit that she “found out through the media” that Joe filed for divorce on September 5, a claim that Joe’s rep denied, saying that Turner and Jonas had “multiple conversations” about the end of their marriage before Joe filed for divorce.

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Anitta, Jungkook, Sofia Carson to perform at 2023 Global Citizen Festival


BTS’s Jungook, Anitta, DJ D-Nice and Sofia Carson have been added to the lineup for this year’s Global Citizen Festival, joining festival headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Megan Thee Stallion, as well as Conan Gray and Stray Kids are also set to perform.

According to a press release, the festival’s 2023 call to action is focused on addressing the climate crisis, disrupting systemic issues that perpetuate extreme poverty and advocating for equity for women and girls across the globe. Katie Hill, SVP, Head of Music, Entertainment and Artist Relations, Global Citizen, said, “This year’s campaign is driving a record number of actions from global citizens around the world, and we’re grateful to this year’s performers and presenters for leveraging their voices and joining us on the Great Lawn on September 23.”

In addition to the announcement of new performers, Global Citizen also unveiled the celebrities and advocates will participate in the event, set to take place on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City on Sept. 23. Bill Nye, Bridget Moynahan, Busy Philipps, Carmelo Anthony, Common, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, Gayle King, Jordan Fisher, Lewis Pugh, Padma Lakshmi, Phoebe Gates, Rachel Brosnahan and Sophia Bush are among the guests.

Global Citizen Festival will take place on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park on Sept. 23. Free tickets can be earned to the NYC event by taking action on the Global Citizen app and online at www.globalcitizen.org.

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Ed Sheeran, Lil Durk among Amazon Music Live performers


Amazon Music will launch the second season of Amazon Music Live (AML), the weekly concert series streaming live after Thursday Night Football. Grammy-winning hip-hop icon 2 Chainz will return to host season two, and the series will be broadcast live from Los Angeles and air on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at 9 pm PDT on Thursdays. Each week’s performance will be filmed live in front of an audience in Los Angeles, and tickets will be available via live events company Dice, by invitation only.

AML will make its return with a performance from Grammy-winning artist Ed Sheeran in its September 21st premiere show, just a week before the release of his new album, Autumn Variations, which is out September 29th. Rapper Lil Durk will make his debut the following week on October 5th. Each week, 2 Chainz will provide fans with unprecedented access to their favorite artists during the AML broadcast. Fans will also be able to tune into the Amazon Music Live preshow, which features interviews, special guests, and other surprises and will air on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch starting at 8 pm PDT.

The first season of Amazon Music Live last fall featuring performances from artists including Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Anuel AA, A$AP Rocky, Anitta, and 21 Savage.

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Taylor Swift reveals five ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ vault song names


Taylor Swift has shared the titles of the bonus tracks that will appear on her re-recorded album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”.  Swift recruited Google, who instructed Swifties to solve puzzles in order to reveal the “From The Vault” tracks. Google announced the collaboration on Tuesday, writing on their official blog post: “You’ll be helping Swifties around the world get out of the woods (or unlock the vault) as everyone collectively solves 33 million puzzles. And that’s how it works, that’s how you get the vault track titles!”  Google later tweeted: “Swifties, we made it out of the woods! Bridges, built ✅ Codes, cracked ✅ Vault, opened ✅ #1989TaylorsVersionVault”

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” will be released in October with the surprise tracks: “Is It Over Now?,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Now That We Don’t Talk” and “Suburban Legends.” Swift revealed the songs on social media on Wednesday (September 20): “It’s a new soundtrack. Here are the back covers and vault track titles for ‘1989’ (my version). I can’t wait for this one to be out, seriously. Thank you for playing along, sleuthing, puzzling, and making these reveals so much chaotic fun (which is the best kind of fun, after all).”  The fifth “Vault” track (that was not previously shared by Google) is titled “Slut!”

Swift shared during a performance on Aug. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles that she would release a newly recorded version of 1989, and wrote on social media at the time it would feature five vault songs: “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”

1989 was originally released in 2014 and featured 13 tracks and 16 songs on a deluxe edition. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will feature 21 songs, including the five previously unreleased songs. The original 1989 album, which was co-written with Max Martin, went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Swift 10 Grammy nominations, with Grammy wins for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood.”

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