Entertainment News Archives for 2020-01

Daryl Hall & John Oates announce massive 2020 summer tour; Ruoff Music Center on July 22

After selling out their upcoming February 28 performance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in short order, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates have announced a 32-date North American summer tour with Squeeze and KT Tunstall. Produced by Live Nation, the latest tour by the best-selling duo of all-time will kick off this May at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA and make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 2 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in New Hampshire. The tour will make a stop at Ruoff Music Center located in Noblesville, Indiana on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 as part of the Coors Light Concert Series.


Pre-sale for VIP and general tickets start today and extend through Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm local time. General on-sale starts Friday, January 24th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.


Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 21st at 10am local time until Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.


Daryl Hall & John Oates will preview their anticipated MSG performance with a show at Hershey, PA’s Giant Center on Wednesday, February 26th. They will then play select shows in California and Hawaii, as well as a two-night stand at Mashantucket, CT’s Foxwoods Resort Casino.


“Can’t wait to get out there and have some fun playing with my friends to all of my friends,” says Hall.


"I’m really looking forward to a big time 2020 tour!” say Oates. “Having KT Tunstall and Squeeze on the bill with us is just gonna make for an amazing night of music. Can’t wait to see you all on the road."


“I have long been a Hall and Oates fan and this tour is a real treat, a chance to hear all of those great songs each night,” says Squeeze’s Chris Difford. “This is a tour I'm really looking forward to.”


“I am so excited and jumping for joy with the prospect of this tour with Daryl Hall and John Oates,” says fellow Squeeze member Glenn Tilbrook. “They are the bees knees! I had the pleasure of seeing an awesome show of theirs in Kentucky last year, and feel that we are a match made in heaven, to be consummated at every show!”


"How did I get so lucky!” says KT Tunstall. “I’m going on a grand adventure across the United States this summer with my legendary friends Hall & Oates, along with incredible Squeeze. Just to see this show is a thrill … being on the tour … talk about making my dreams come true ... (Go on, you know you wanna sing it). Come and join us for a show!”


Daryl Hall & John Oates are legends who continue to inspire today’s musical trailblazers. Their influence on multiple generations of musicians and songwriters is perhaps best summarized by SPIN who claimed “Hall and Oates are the new Velvet Underground.” On-the-record fans include: Cameron Crowe, Mark Ronson, Questlove, Adam Sandler, John Mayer, Booker T. Jones, Rob Thomas, Brandon Flowers, Amos Lee, Ben Gibbard and Nick Lowe.


The international multi-platinum-selling group has sold more albums than any other duo in music history. 1973’s Atlantic debut Abandoned Luncheonette and 1974’s Todd Rundgren-produced War Babies kicked off a record-breaking career that yielded six consecutive multi-platinum albums: Bigger Than Both of Us (1976), Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), H2O (1982), the greatest hits collection Rock N Soul, Part 1 (1983) and Big Bam Boom (1984).


The duo’s collection of No. 1 singles include “Rich Girl” (Also No. 1 R&B charts), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch.” Their Top 10 singles include “She’s Gone” (No. 1 R&B), “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say it Isn’t So,” “Everything Your Heart Desires,” “Family Man,” “Adult Education,” “Did It In A Minute” and “Method of Modern Love.” In 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they hold to this day.


In 2003, the legendary duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, they were honored at BMI’s Pop Awards with the Icon Award, and in 2014, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2016, they together received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The duo has recently toured with Tears For Fears, Train, Allen Stone and more. Watch Daryl Hall’s and John Oates’ lively performance of “Maneater” from Daryl Hall And John Oates: Live in Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbDhc3QBwU


SQUEEZE: Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since “Take Me I’m Yours,” their first release in 1978, blasted the band into the forefront of the UK music scene. The legendary duo have since written all of their hits as well as recorded 15 studio albums, 14 compilation albums, four live albums, one extended play and 48 singles. Following their hits including “Tempted,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Hourglass,” “Cool For Cats”, “Up The Junction” and “Pulling Mussels From The Shell,” they established themselves as two of the most prolific songwriters of their time with each amassing a wealth of melody-rich earworms over the past four decades as both Squeeze and solo artists. They have also received an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, the Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award and the Mojo Icon Award.


KT TUNSTALL: Singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall enchants and engages with every song, and that’s why she continues to resonate not only among fans, but throughout pop culture at large. Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT Tunstall emerged with her 2004 classic debut Eye To The Telescope spawning such international hits as “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See”, which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006. That same year she won her first BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist, and earned Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations in 2007. KT has released six albums internationally, to date: Eye to the Telescope (2004), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010), Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013), KIN (2016) and WAX (2018), cementing her reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerizing live artist.



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Read more on the tour here on Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/daryl-hall-john-oates-announce-2020-tour-939430/

Indianapolis Battle of the Bands set to attract record attendance as the semifinal round kicks off Wednesday at Hi-Fi

Twenty four of the most electrifying bands in the state have advanced to the Semifinal Round of the HI-FI Battle of the Bands. After a 12-week run, the first round of 72 Indiana-based bands has been paired down to 24 remaining acts.  


The Semifinal Round will kick off this Wednesday, Jan. 8 at HI-FI in Fountain Square (1043 Virginia Avenue #4). Twenty Four bands will perform at four shows set to take place every Wednesday in January. Tickets for each event are $12 and only available at the box office on the night of the event.  



“We feel the momentum and excitement building. It’s been a while since this much attention has been focused on local music,“ Event Promoter and HI-FI Co-Owner Josh Baker highlights. “The camaraderie this event has fostered among the artists and the depth of talent each night has been astounding. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as capacity crowds are expected from here on out.” 


Two bands will advance from each of the four semifinal rounds with winners announced at the end of each event. The eight finalists will perform at The Vogue (6259 N College Avenue) in Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb. 15 for the finals. One winner will walk away with the ultimate grand prize of $10,000 cash and a touring van, among other great prizes.  





Doors: 7 pm | $12

  • Brother O’ Brother

  • Jake Schlegel

  • Old Revel Minds

  • Forstory

  • JSP

  • manners, please.



Doors: 7 pm | $12

  • The Palace

  • Audiodacity

  • Union Suit Rally

  • Moxxie

  • American Bombshell

  • Chives



Doors: 7:00 pm | $12

  • Shiny Penny

  • Porch Kat

  • J. Elliott

  • Side Hustle

  • Out of the Blues

  • Veseria



Doors: 7 pm | $12

  • Huckleberry Funk

  • War on TV

  • Devil to Pay

  • Bullet Points

  • Giant Not Giant

  • Bunkbeds





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Fans are given a ballot when entering the event and vote for their three favorite bands of the night. The total audience vote is paired with a combined vote of three secret music industry judges to determine which bands will advance. 



The success of the event is a credit to the enticing prize packages offered to winners. Those prizes are offered through creative and strategic partnerships with local and national brands. Local businesses are encouraged to get involved by contributing additional prizes to the winners. Association with the event not only provides great visibility for your company but is a fun way to get involved in the local music community.  For partnership information, contact Josh Baker at jb@mokbpresents.com.  



“This event has proven that the level of talent in Indianapolis is at an all-time high. Week after week, the Battle of the Bands has delivered diverse lineups featuring the best artists in the city. Our favorite aspect of the event, and many of the fans have noted the same, is discovering incredible new artists we were previously unfamiliar with. 



As evident with the Indy’s Music Strategy, Indianapolis is taking its music assets seriously. The Battle of the Bands provides a centerpiece event that not only showcases the best homegrown talent, but also our music oriented organizations. The artists themselves have enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate and to spend time with one another in a collegial setting of diverse talent. 

“Everything we do, across all of our companies, revolves around building and strengthening our local music economy. While the competition aspect of the event makes it a little more interesting, this event was created as a way to spark momentum by hosting a weekly meet-up of local musicians, music professionals and live music fans,” Baker adds. “With music as the centerpiece, the people and ‘the hang’ have made Wednesdays at HI-FI a central point for networking and collaboration."



The revived Battle of the Bands has created a buzz within the talent-rich local music scene as bands are competing for a grand-prize of $10,000, a touring van and other perks like a recording session and vinyl pressing. This particular Battle of the Bands concept, or “The B.O.B” as it was referred to, was perfected by HI-FI Co-Owner Josh Baker during its weekly run at Broad Ripple’s The Patio from 2001-2006.The original Battle of the Bands was popular in the early 2000’s when it was held at The Patio in Broad Ripple. For six years, the Battle of the Bands was credited with infusing energy and collaboration into the local music scene by attracting sellout crowds for every night of the event. After 12 first-round nights of this new incarnation, it’s clear that the event has made a successful return. The Battle of the Bands, combined with HI-FI’s New Faces Nights, continues MOKB Presents commitment to support and develop local talent originating from Indiana.

"KIDZ BOP LIVE 2020" to travel to 58 cities across the U.S. and Canada; stop in Indianapolis

 KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, announced today their brand-new tour, KIDZ BOP Live 2020. In partnership with Live Nation, KIDZ BOP will bring the highly anticipated family-friendly live concert experience to 59 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Dominican Republic in 2020. The tour will make a stop in Indianapolis on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at The Amphitheater at White River State Park. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 10 at 10am local time. For tour dates and ticket information, visit KIDZBOP.com and LiveNation.com.  Tickets for the new permanent reserved seating section, with an excellent view of the stage, will be available for this show.


Bigger than ever before, the all-new live tour will feature KIDZ BOP’s best production yet with new sets, wardrobe, choreography, interactive elements, and more surprises. Recently named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for 10 consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids will perform some of today’s biggest hits live on stage. The KIDZ BOP Kids have sold more than 21 million albums and garnered 4.5 billion streams worldwide.


The KIDZ BOP Live 2020 Tour will travel to new places this year in Arizona, Arkansas, Maine, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington, and back by popular demand to cities including Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and more. The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard Magazine’s #75 Artist of the Decade, will return to perform again in iconic venues such as Jones Beach Theater in New York, The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver.


Victor Zaraya, President of KIDZ BOP adds, “We’re proud to create an environment at our KIDZ BOP live shows that kids and families will enjoy together, whether it’s your child’s first concert or an annual family tradition.”


Citi is the official presale credit card of the KIDZ BOP Live 2020 Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 7 at 10am local time until Thursday, January 9 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Special VIP packages, which include a private party, exclusive merchandise, and a meet-and-greet with The KIDZ BOP Kids, are also available. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the KIDZ BOP tour.



KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the US, KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today's biggest hits "sung by kids for kids." KIDZ BOP has sold over 21 million albums and generated over 4.5 billion streams since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. For more information, visit www.kidzbop.com.


KIDZ BOP is a part of Concord.

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