On Thursday, July 31, 2014, The Samsung Shape Summer Mix series hosted the band Oh Honey, which consists of Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard. They were interviewed by Billboard's very own, Andrew Hampp. Both Mitchy and Danielle provided guests with interesting encounters on their different tours throughout the United States. Mitchy mentioned the pranks that occurred with a fellow band. "They took my cell phone and told the crowd to text my number in order to win a meet and greet with Oh Honey."
When Hampp asked the band about how they were established, Mitchy said that he met Danielle through mutual friends and began to record music with one another last summer 2013. They just want to make honest and genuine music. Hampp also asked about the traveling conditions on the tour bus and their favorite thing to do on the bus. Mitchy and Danielle stated that like listening to specific kinds of music on the road.
The band also enjoys listening to some classic songs by the R&B king himself, R. Kelly. After the panel, Oh Honey performed some classic 1990's songs, along with their single, "Be Okay". Their single "Be Okay" was released in September of 2013. Mitchy states that this is the song that put them on the map.
On July 31, 2014 AEG announced that Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull will reunite for a 24 city AEG Live tour that kicks off on September 12, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark. Latin urban star J Balvin will serve as the support act for the show. On Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 the guys will rock Madison Square Garden.
Yesterday on August 1, 2014, Fashion Rocks unveiled part one in "The Road to Fashion Rocks" series. The series features five videos of previously announced Fashion Rocks performers like Duran Duran, Nico & Vinz and Afrojack. In the videos, Duran Duran shares great stories about how the craze of music videos really took their career to new heights.
Simon Le Bon said that the video for "Hungry Like The Wolf," “did more for us than all the time we spent in the studio because that was able to be all over the world at the same time.” Fashion Rocks, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 on CBS. Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher have all been announced as performers.
Rudimental kicked North American tour yesterday on August 1, 2014 with an appearance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and then the band will travel through mid-September with a special headline show in New York Friday, September 5 at Terminal 5. In other UK music news, British electronic breakout group Clean Bandit announced their first-ever North American headline tour last week to support their debut album, "New Eyes" out now on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. The tour kicks off September 15 in Toronto, and continues through the month with a stop in New York Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Webster Hall. We love the song and video for "Rather Be."
On July 29, 2014 The NorthStar Group on behalf of The Source Magazine announced the first annual Source360 concert on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center. The Wu-Tang Clan are reuniting, The Diplomats will perform together for the first time in three years, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dom Kennedy, Lil’ Kim, Curren$y and more are all set to attend. "The innovation and diversity of hip-hop is well known,” said The Source Magazine’s owner and publisher, L. Londell McMillan in a statement, “Source360 is proud to present a ground-breaking concert with these iconic acts at Barclays Center in Brooklyn."
Rasheed Adetunji contributed reporting.