Top 5 Concerts
Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett & Old Dominion: Gillette Stadium│Foxborough, MA│August 26th
Kenny Chesney is shutting down Gillette Stadium this weekend for his back-to-back shows at one of his beloved tour venue locations. Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion, both country acts that can stand on their own as headliners, are opening for Chesney. This alone demonstrates the immense fandom that Chesney brings with him.
Lady Gaga: Wrigley Field│Chicago, IL│August 25th
Lady Gaga continues her “Joanne Tour” at the famous Wrigley Field of the Chicago Cubs. Gaga will finish her baseball park stops with Fenway in early September.
Coldplay: Hard Rock Stadium│Miami Gardens, FL│August 28th
Coldplay is on their 2017 leg of the “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” that hits Florida in late August.
Billy Joel: Fenway Park│Boston, MA│August 30th
Billy Joel is playing his annual show at Fenway Park in late August.
Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre│Wantagh, NY│August 27th
What’s In Tune: New Music
Fifth Harmony│Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony is dropping their self-titled 2017 album with four of the original members. It’s a large statement for the girl group who went through the drama of losing Camila Cabello last year. Though it is common for groups to lose members, it’s always a place of tension when someone is the first one to part ways.
However, Fifth Harmony appears to want to push past that in a big way. Their new album focuses on healing and bringing people together in this hostile political climate. The closer “Bridges” focuses on building bridges not walls, according to their interview with USA TODAY. This is the first time that the Fifth Harmony members have a large chunk of control over their album, unlike past albums that the girls stood in as the vocal aid and beautiful faces for steamy bangers such as “Work From Home.”
This doesn’t mean that the album won’t have sizzle and sex, as well. The girls surely bring this fire even in their released single “Down” featuring Gucci Mane. “Angel” will glide more into the hip-hop realm while R&B will become prominent in songs such as “Deliver” and “He Like That.” In a track-by-track breakdown with the LA Times, group member Normandi Kordei stated, “I feel like melodically [“He Like That” is] kind of the dirtiest thing we’ve done.” Lauren Jauregui laughed and agreed, “It is a little dirty.” Therefore, the spice will continue throughout their new album, but it is more personalized by the group members.
Fifth Harmony as a quartet sounds more like themselves than ever before. Maybe this is because their label realized the girls need to control their own fates in order to stay together. Maybe it’s due to the building of trust. Either way, Fifth Harmony is thriving and giving Camila Cabello’s solo career a once-over.
Fifth Harmony Tracklist:
1. “Down” feat. Gucci Mane
2. “He Like That”
3. “Sauced Up”
4. “Make You Mad”
6. “Lonely Night”
7. “Don’t Say You Love Me”
What’s In Tune: Television Appearances
X Ambassadors released singles earlier in 2017. However, they released their lead single off of their new album, “Ahead of Myself,” in late July. Therefore, this appearance begins the build up for their new album.