Top 5 Concerts
Lady Gaga: Fenway Park│Boston, MA│September 1st
Lady Gaga continues her “Joanne Tour” by performing at the country’s most famous ballparks until the fall months turn the tour indoors. Fenway Park will be one of Gaga’s last baseball stadium stops.
Ed Sheeran: PNC Arena│Raleigh, NC│September 2nd
Ed Sheeran continues his 2017 tour after performing at the 2017 MTV VMAs last weekend.
Bruno Mars: Park Theater – Monte Carlo│Las Vegas, NV│September 2nd
Bruno Mars is on his “24K Magic Tour” that is stopping in Vegas for two back-to-back nights in September.
U2 & Beck: Ford Field│Detroit, MI│September 3rd
George Strait: T-Mobile Arena│Las Vegas, NV│September 2nd
George Strait is performing a handful of shows in September and December in Vegas. Last year, he performed with punchy country artist Kacey Musgraves at the T-Mobile Arena.
What’s In Tune: New Music
LCD Soundsystem│American Dream
LCD Soundsystem is back out of retirement with a new album and upcoming tour. It has been a tough ride, as LCD Soundsystem retired in 2011, ending with a big, sold-out Madison Square Garden concert and public announcement of their retirement from frontman James Murphy. Then, the band crept back out of retirement in 2016, and they needed to explain themselves. Taking to social media, Murphy explained the reasoning behind their original departure and their desire to return for this album. In doing so, angered fans grew to understand, and it laid the coursework for American Dream.
The comeback album isn’t a dated, past-the-prime album from LCD Soundsystem. It’s its own success. It samples from the band’s previously-established styles and incorporates them into new music in a way that doesn’t feel used. Rather, American Dream feels like the culmination of LCD Soundsystem’s success; a musical explanation of their essence as a band. Murphy creates an album that delves into love and other contemplative subjects that LCD Soundsystem spends its time dissecting carefully with sonic uniqueness and layering.
American Dream Tracklist:
1. “oh baby”
2. “other voices”
3. “i used to”
4. “change yr mind”
5. “how do you sleep?”
7. “call the police”
8. “american dream”
9. “emotional haircut”
10. “black screen”
What’s In Tune: Television Appearances
Liam Payne is beginning his solo career while One Direction is on hiatus, releasing singles hopefully leading up to his first album release.
All-American Rejects│The Late Late Show with James Corden│September 7th
All-American Rejects haven’t released an album in years, so their performance on James Corden should hint at big upcoming news. They released their single “Sweat” earlier this summer, and their new album is due by the end of the year.
Lindsey Stirling dropped her album Brave Enough in 2016, and her famous violinist skills will be the major talking point on the show.
Pink dropped her first single in years, “What About Us,” a few weeks earlier. Her album Beautiful Trauma is set to drop in early October.
Miley Cyrus│The Ellen DeGeneres Show│September 7th
Miley Cyrus is dropping her new album Younger Now in late September.