When "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was released to radio in 1984, Cyndi Lauper suddenly found herself immersed with instant fame. The road to success was not easy for Lauper, who recently released the blues infused disc, Memphis Blues, in 2010. She struggled with finding her voice and paying her rent during the early 80s. She persevered, however, and in 1983 released her mega-successful debut, She's So Unusual. Nearly thirty years later and Cyndi Lauper isn't going anywhere. Currently on the road, Cyndi Lauper tour dates are scheduled throughout 2011 to promote her latest disc. Don't miss a date on this pop legend's concert schedule; Use Eventful for Cyndi Lauper tour dates and venue information.
Lauper's debut album spawned four top five singles, sold nearly ten million copies worldwide, and earned Lauper the Best New Artist Grammy Award. Cyndi Lauper then embarked on the She's So Unusual Tour, and achieved worldwide acclaim. Her sophomore album, True Colors, was equally formidable and featured the #1 single of the same name. Throughout the '80s and '90s, this eclectic performer embarked on several tours including the True Colors Worldwide Tour, The Wildest Dreams Tour with Tina Turner, and Do You Believe? Tour with Cher. By the end of the decade, Lauper was an accomplished actress as well having won an Emmy for her guest role on the hit TV show - Mad About You.
Lauper continued to tour and record throughout the new millennium, with her sound moving towards electronica and dance. More recently, Lauper entered the world of Blues and released Memphis Blues in 2010. The album was an immediate hit and returned Lauper back to the upper echelons of the Billboard 200, earning her a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. To promote her latest effort, Cyndi Lauper tour dates have been scheduled nationally at several cozy venues. Stay on top of Cyndi Lauper tour dates and use Eventful as your concert calendar.
He is the solo voice behind four albums, each of which have been certified multi-platinum, and is currently promoting his fifth, Illuminations. Josh Groban is undoubtedly one of the music industry’s most important discoveries and biggest success stories in recent years. Stay up to date on all the latest news concerning Josh Groban tour dates, right here at Eventful.
The reality of his fame is somewhat ironic when you learn that a Josh Groban record, let alone sold-out Josh Groban tour dates, were never really part of the star’s plan at all. Having originally chosen to pursue acting, the singing gig came almost by accident for Groban after his vocal coach submitted a tape of the then 17-year old singing to legendary producer and composer, David Foster. Foster immediately requested Josh Groban’s talents as a fill-in for a sick Andrea Bocelli at a rehearsal for the 1998 Grammy awards. And so, a star was born. Now, more than 24 million records later, Josh Groban Tour Dates are one of the hottest events on the operatic pop / contemporary classical music calendar.
Reflective of his mass appeal, the Josh Groban tour schedule is always a packed one, with tour dates taking him right across the globe. And his work doesn’t end there. In addition to those much anticipated Josh Groban tour dates, the star can often be seen performing at major industry or charity events, oftentimes alongside some of music’s most distinguished names including the likes of Celine Dion, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church and Herbie Hancock. Part and parcel of the celebrity outfit, TV appearances are another important aspect of Josh Groban’s work – particularly around the launch of a new Josh Groban concert schedule. Indeed, television was notably instrumental in generating buzz for Josh Groban in the earlier stages of his career, when he appeared in the 2001 season finale of Ally McBeal, playing a singer. Trained as an actor, but discovered for his singing ability, it seems somewhat fitting then, that it was the combination of both in Ally McBeal which acted as the all-important launching pad to what is now a stellar career.
As a new wave of Josh Groban tour dates begins rolling out later this spring, fans will want to stay informed on if and when he will be playing a venue near you. Don’t miss out: make Eventful YOUR source for all the latest news and up-to-date information on the Josh Groban tour 2011 as well as any and all other Josh Groban concerts and performances through this year and beyond.
Ingrid Michaelson emerged in 2007 with her hit single, "The Way I Am", and has forged a path as one of indie-pop's breakout singer-songwriters. Since her debut, she has released several other singles and has emerged as a prolific songwriter for other artists as well. Her music has been featured on several hit TV shows and she is known for her pitch-perfect live shows. Ingrid Michaelson tour dates are periodically scheduled throughout 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Ingrid Michaelson tour dates and concert schedule updates.
The NYC native's recording career gained traction with the independent release of her album, Girls and Boys. The lead single, "The Way I Am", became a hit on Adult Contemporary stations and made Michaelson a YouTube sensation. Several singles were licensed out to TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Grey's Anatomy. Michaelson released Be OK in 2008, which featured the hit title track and toured with Jason Mraz. In 2009, Michaelson released Everybody, which entered the charts at #18 on the Billboard 200 becoming her highest charting album to-date. Ingrid Michaelson tour dates were booked on the international Everybody Tour before she turned her efforts to songwriting.
In 2010, Michaelson wrote the song, "Parachute", which became an international hit for pop-singer Cheryl Cole. Michaelson herself recorded a version of the song which is her most recent release. In addition to recording and writing new music, Michaelson maintains a busy concert schedule. Ingrid Michaelson tour dates are currently scheduled nationally this 2011. Stay on top on the Ingrid Michaelson tour schedule using Eventful as your concert calendar.
The name Hunter Valentine represents a certain kind of person…an attitude. Think back to your days in junior high. You’re at your school dance and you have been waiting for this day all year long. Why? Well, because now your hopeful ass has the chance to slow dance with the love of your twelve-year old life. When you finally stop sweating profusely and Total Eclipse of the Heart (your favorite song) comes on, you decide it’s time to ask your crush to dance. She’s sitting on the bench near the wall with her friends; you approach slowly, but, just as you do… Jimmy Dean (the cool guy) grabs her hand and drags her to the washroom. You follow. What do you see? Jimmy is smoking a cigarette in the girl’s room and when he finishes he grabs her and they start making out. Fuck you Jimmy Dean. So if now you ask, who is Hunter Valentine? JIMMY DEAN. He is the heartbreaker that fucked up your chances. He is the bad ass inside you that comes out every once and a while. We say “he” but anyone can have a little bit of Hunter Valentine in them. If you don’t love him, then you want to hate him. But you can’t. Because he is just himself and he never promised you anything.
Nelly Fortado is Canada's newest female superstar. Nelly Furtado hails from Victoria, a quaint, quiet town on the western shores of British Columbia. Furtado found her way into the music world kind of on a whim, a first-generation Canadian, the daughter of working-class Portuguese parents.
Matt and Kim:
The main difference between Matt and Kim and most hugely talented and popular music groups is simple: The down-to-earth duo are people that you'd probably want to hang out with. Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino embody the friends you've had that started playing tour dates in someone's garage; except that the duo is becoming a bigger success with each new album and expanding concert schedule. Matt and Kim's latest success, the album Sidewalks, has lead to a full concert schedule lately, and the Brooklyn dance party continues with the onset of 2011 tour dates for the Sidewalks Tour. The Sidewalks Tour will feature The Thermals and DJ Autobot and begins on May 31 in Philadelphia. The tour will wind across the United States, with a stop at Bonnaroo on June 10, before ending in Boston on June 30.The tour won't be the only tour dates on the concert schedule in 2011, as Matt and Kim are keeping busy with multiple tours this summer.
Matt and Kim met at Pratt Institute in New York in the early 2000s, and much of their musical origins is shrouded in mystery. Before Matt learned to play the keyboard and Kim learned to play the drums, they were coerced into playing their first show in 2004. The spark created by their performance fueled a number of DIY shows in Brooklyn, as well as their first EP, titled To/From which was burned on a laptop on the way to performances. Tale of Matt and Kim spread throughout New York City and they released their debut self-titled album in 2006. The album was a hit with both fans and critics, spurring a number of tour dates at music festivals like Lollapalooza in 2007.
Shortly after their breakout success, Matt and Kim released their album, Grand, in early 2009. Matt and Kim hit the big time with this one, with the album's lead single "Daylight" appearing in numerous television shows, commercials, and movies. Hits turned to sensations with the premier of the music video for the single "Lessons Learned," which saw Matt and Kim streaking through Times Square. The video won an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video and showed the world (along with a lot of skin) that Matt and Kim weren't one-trick ponies. In a demonstration of their humility and good nature, the duo began donating proceeds of their concert schedule to various charities.
Matt and Kim continue their meteoric rise to fame with their latest album, Sidewalks, which was released in November of 2010. The album's single, "Cameras," has become a huge success and led to a plethora of tour dates in 2011. With an ongoing concert schedule, Matt and Kim have even more high energy tour dates lined up in 2011. Matt and Kim have three European tour dates in 2011, including stops in Paris, Huntington, and at the Melt! Festival in Berlin. Matt and Kim's busy concert schedule continues in September 2011, where Matt and Kim will play tour dates to much larger arena crowds on the Honda Civic Tour. Matt and Kim's 2011 tour dates culminate in a show at the Hollywood Bowl on October 8, effectively ending their concert schedule for the year. Fans of music, Matt & Kim, and dancing better not miss one of the Sidewalks Tour's tour dates in 2011; because Matt & Kim know that it's not always great to be caught with your pants down.
Folk rock duo, Indigo Girls, met each other in elementary school and have been recording and touring since the late '80s. The Indigo Girls have gone independent and are recording, producing, and performing music on their own accord. The activist folk rockers will be on tour throughout 2011 at select venues. Don't miss a date on the Indigo Girls tour calendar. Use Eventful as your source for Indigo Girls tour dates and concert schedule information.
The girls met each other in elementary school in Decatur, Georgia. They formed the Indigo Girls while at Emory University in the mid '80s and began performing at the local college scene. They released a self-titled EP in 1987 before cutting their debut LP, Strange Fire, later that year. Indigo Girls tour dates were scheduled throughout Georgia in the hopes that they could secure a recording contract off the hype that their live performances generated. As luck and talent would have it, they were signed to Epic Records in 1988 following a string of successful women folk acts like Tracy Chapman. Their major label debut, Indigo Girls, was released in 1988 and hit #22 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the hit "Closer to Fine", and earned the duo a Grammy Award in 1990 for Best Contemporary Folk Album and a Platinum plaque. The Indigo Girls toured and performed at hundreds of concerts, highlighting their passion for live performance.
After releasing several more albums in the '90s, the Indigo Girls scored their first top ten album with Swamp Ofelia in 1994. They followed this up with their highest charting album to-date, Shaming of the Sun, which peaked at #7 in 1997. That year, the Indigo Girls toured to promote the disc and headlined the first annual Lillith Fair Tour, which featured female musicians. During the early part of the 2000s, the girls released two more well-received albums before parting ways with Epic Records. They then moved over to Hollywood Records, released one album, Despite Our Differences, and were subsequently dropped from the label during the Indigo Girls' tour in 2007.
The Indigo Girls then decided to go independent and began releasing their unique politically charged folk music their own way. They started an independent label, IG Recordings, and released Poseidon and the Bitter Bug in 2009. The Indigo Girls are also very politically active in the environmentalist movement and have Greenpeace representatives along tour stops at Indigo Girls concerts. The Indigo Girls developed the Honor The Earth Tour to raise awareness on college campuses. The duo closed out the decade with another album, Holly Happy Days, and have been promoting the disc on the road ever since its release in 2010. Don't miss a date on the Indigo Girls concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Indigo Girls tour dates and concert tour information.
Swedish garage rockers, The Hives, are back with a new album and tour this 2011. The Hives are a raw alt-punk band known as much for their performance ready white suits as for their lo-fi rock hits. With a new album slated to drop later this year, the Hives tour dates have the Swedes traversing the globe to visit their worldwide audience. Don't miss out on the band that ranks in the top ten of Spin magazine's list of best live touring acts. Use Eventful as your source for The Hives tour dates and concert schedule 2011.
The guys that make up the Hives met as teenagers under the tutelage of the mysterious/mythical sixth man Randy Fitzsimmons. Allegedly, he serves as the band's primary songwriter and lyricist, but has never appeared publicly with the band. Whether myth or man, the band was picked up by Burning Heart records, a Swedish punk imprint. They released their debut EP Oh Lord! When? How? in 1995 and their debut LP, Barley Legal, in 1997. The Hives embarked on a Sweden-wide tour the following year and were eventually picked up by Warner Music Group.
The Hives hit the mainstream with their second album, Veni Vidi Vicious, which was released in 2000. The album featured the biggest single of their career, "Hate To Say I Told You So", and garnered the punk band worldwide acclaim. By 2002, The Hives were picked up by Universal Music for a reported $50 million contract and continued to tour in support of their breakout album. They returned to Sweden to record Tyrannosaurus Hives which was released in 2004. The album featured the hit "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones, but did not match the success of its predecessor. The Hives tour dates were scheduled internationally to promote the disc.
The Hives regrouped in 2007 to renovate their image and update their sound. They came back harder and grungier with their fourth album, The Black and White Album, which featured the riotous single "Tick Tick Boom". The fast and hard single was featured in a Nike Commercial, NFL ads, and in the movies Jumper and MacGruber. The Hives were back with the rowdy sound that made them famous at the beginning of the decade and embarked on a world tour in 2008. According to their blog, the Hives are currently back in the studio and are working on their fifth studio release which is hopefully due out by the end of 2011. They are one of the best live acts of our generation and their lives shows are a rowdy and disorderly rock fest . Don't miss out on one of the best live shows of your life. Use Eventful as your source for the Hives tour dates and concert schedule 2011 information.