5 Seconds of Summerhave returned with their long-awaited new single, "Want You Back," as well as dates for a spring tour.
The song is the band's first release in nearly two years, and the first for their upcoming third album, which they've spent the last year creating in L.A. It's due out later this year.
In a statement, 5SOS says, "Finally…It’s been 3 years since our last album and we are so ready to share new music with the world."
Explaining the long break, the band added, "After spending the last 5 years on the road since the age of 16, it was important we took time to reflect as individuals and now we’re coming back stronger and more unified than ever."
"These songs mean the world to us and we have held nothing back in writing and recording this album," they add. "We’ve been rehearsing a lot of the new songs live and can’t wait to get back out on tour to connect with our incredible fans."
The 5SOS tour kicks off March 20 in Stockholm, Sweden and arrives in North America -- specifically, Boston -- on April 8. The North American leg concludes April 27 in San Francisco, and the band then moves on to shows in Singapore, their native Australia and Mexico before wrapping things up in Brazil on June 6.
Tickets go on sale March 3 at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. You can register now through February 27 at 5sos.tmverifiedfan.com for access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale. That will allow you to grab your tickets starting March 2 at 10 a.m.
Here are the tour dates:
3/20 -- Stockholm, SE, Debaser Strand 3/23 -- Antwerp, BE, Trix 3/24 -- Cologne, DE, Gloria 3/26 -- Amsterdam, NL, Melkweg 3/29 -- Milan, IT, Fabrique 4/4 -- Paris, FR, Yoyo 4/5 -- London, UK, Heaven 4/8 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club 4/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts 4/10 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore Silver Spring 4/12 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza 4/13 -- Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall 4/15 -- Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater 4/16 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues Chicago 4/18 -- Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom 4/19 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues Dallas 4/21 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston 4/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 4/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco Theater 4/26 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues San Diego 4/27 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore 5/2 -- Singapore, Singapore, Capitol Theatre 5/24 -- Sydney, Australia, Metro 5/29 -- Melbourne, Australia, 170 Russell 6/4 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional 6/6 -- Sao Paolo, Brazil, Cine Joia
Travis SchneiderThe guys in Maroon 5 are more likely to spend their downtime at the golf course than at a football stadium, but they've been tapped to sing for some gridiron legends during this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week in Canton, OH.
"We’ve always been huge fans and supporters of the NFL," the band says in a statement. "It’s a huge honor to be a part of recognizing the greatest players in the game for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.”
The band will perform at the annual Concert for Legends, which celebrates this year's inductees into the Hall of Fame, on August 4. The Class of 2018 includes Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins,Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. ET. Past performers at the Concert for Legends include Aerosmith, country superstar Tim McGraw and Kid Rock.
The band will be doing double duty on August 4: They have a gig that same night in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Fotonoticias/FilmMagicO.K., so maybe you didn't get invited to Rihanna's 30th birthday party on Tuesday. But you can still celebrate RiRi's milestone day with a limited birthday edition product from her Fenty Beauty line.
The Fenty Beauty freestyle highlighter, a cream-powder hybrid, is loaded with superfine shimmer and blends instantly into the skin. You can use it on your face, eyes, lips, collarbone or anywhere else you need some sparkle.
You can, as the Fenty Beauty website says, "celebrate 30 blessed years of Rihanna's killer radiance" with the product, which costs $34.
Jade EhlersHe's not nominated, but MAX will be performing on the Oscar stage this year...about 12 hours after the awards show itself ends.
The singer has been tapped to perform a special rendition of his hit "Lights Down Low" on Live with Kelly and Ryan's "After Oscar® Show," which will air March 5, the day after the 90th Annual Academy Awards, at 9 a.m. ET.
During the show, which airs in national syndication, MAX will perform from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, where the Oscar ceremony will take place. Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel will also be a guest.
If you're going to be in L.A. the morning of the 5th, visit KellyandRyan.com to see how you can get tickets.
Earlier this month, in honor of Valentine's Day, "Lights Down Low" was featured as one of Snapchat's worldwide lenses. Among the stars who used the lens -- which made pink glasses with hearts appear on your face -- were Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.
ABC/RICK ROWELLJustin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back from Jamaica and back in church.
After returning from a mini-Caribbean getaway to celebrate Justin’s dad’s wedding, People reports the two were spotted attending a church service in Los Angeles together.
On Monday, Justin was a groomsman at his dad Jeremy’s wedding to Chelsey Rebelo. Later that day, Justin and Selena were photographed showing some major PDA in Montego Bay.
Justin’s also set to be a big brother again. Following their nuptials, his dad and new stepmom announced that they’re expecting their first child together. Jeremy is also dad to 8-year-old Jaxon and 9-year-old Jazmyn with his ex Erin Wagner.
Virginia Sherwood/NBCThe figure-skating competitions at this year's Winter Olympics haven't just been fun to watch: They've been fun to listen to. This year, the athletes are allowed to skate to songs with lyrics, and that's translated into some significant sales increases on the Billboard charts.
For example, Adele's first single, "Hometown Glory," was used by Canadian skaters Eric Radford and Meghan Duhamel on February 9. Billboard reports that it resulted in a boost of more than 1200% in downloads, and 30% in streams for the 2007 song.
Coldplay's catalogue was very popular among skaters this year. U.S. skater Adam Rippon used the band's 2014 song "O" in his free skate program, which resulted in a more than 10,000% increase in downloads and 280% increase in streams.
Meanwhile, U.S. skaters Alex and Maia Shibutani used Coldplay's "Paradise" and "Fix You" as part of their routine: the former got a 411% boost, while the latter saw a 61% gain.
Another song that got a big boost, according to Billboard, is Ed Sheeran's "Make It Rain," which France's Morgan Cipres and Vanessa James skated to. It received a 128% increase in downloads.
This Friday marks the final day of figure skating, so more sales increases are still possible.
ABC/Paula LoboKesha may have been sidelined from touring due to a torn ACL, but she’s still giving fans a taste of her live performances.
The singer released two videos from her Rainbow tour show at the Hollywood Palladium on November 1, 2017. One is a video of her performing “Praying,” and another is of her classic anthem “We R Who We R.”
On Tuesday, Kesha announced she was postponing her March and April tour dates after injuring her knee in a fall earlier this month. She had surgery and is set to undergo rehabilitation so that she can be back in good shape to hit the road with Macklemore for their co-headlining tour this summer.
“I love you all and I'll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible,” she told fans in a statement. “I'm so sorry and sending love always."
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for i.am.angel FoundationWhile it's been rumored that Fergie has left the Black Eyed Peas permanently, the group has never confirmed it...until now.
Speaking to the British paper The Daily Star, will said that Fergie wouldn't appear on the group's next album, adding, "We are now a trio. I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You'll have to ask Fergie that.”
But when the Daily Star interviewer attempted to ask will about how the group would tour without Fergie, will snapped, "Y'know, we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie...We performed as a trio before and if you'd done your research properly you would know how we would do it as a three.”
There have been rumors in the past that former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger might replace Fergie in the group, but when asked if that might be possible now, will said that she's already in the group...their chat group, that is.
"We have a chat group called Black Eyed Peas family. It has nothing to do with making music or money. It’s about friendship," he explained. "It’s the three of us and Nicole. It’s about family. Nicole is Black Eyed Peas. She is family.”
will and the other Peas, Taboo and Apl.de.ap, recently released a new single called "Street Livin'." As for Fergie, her recent activities have included hosting the Fox reality series The Four, promoting her new solo album Double Dutchess and apologizing for her NBA All-Star Game national anthem performance.
Greg WilliamsNo, Ed Sheeran is not married yet. But he is aiming to make men’s engagement rings a trend.
On the red carpet at the BRIT Awards Wednesday night, the singer confirmed that the mysterious ring he’s been sporting on his left ring finger is an engagement band that his fiancée Cherry Seaborn made for him.
“Cherry made it for me herself, out of silver clay and I really like it,” Ed told Dan Wootton of ITV’s Lorraine. “I haven't told anyone that, either!”
He said he’s never understood why men didn’t wear engagement rings because “it’s the same commitment either way.”
Ed announced his engagement to Cherry last month.
At the BRIT Awards last night, he picked up the Global Success award and performed his song “Supermarket Flowers,” a tribute to his late grandmother.
ABC/Kelsey McNealSuperstar country duo Florida Georgia Line is having quite the pop star moment: Their song with Bebe Rexha, "Meant to Be," is a top-10 hit, and their song with Hailee Steinfeld, watt and Alesso, "Let Me Go," is rising on the airplay charts. Hailee says working with the duo has made her even more of a country music fan than she already was.
"I mean, I have a ton of respect for country artists and I think it's incredible that Florida Georgia Line is sort of making a crossover," Hailee told ABC Radio. She's also happy that the song brought her and FGL together.
"Florida Georgia Line and I met over this song and it has been amazing," she gushes. "And performing it with them is a dream and I'm very excited to be on a record with...them."
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley says the way the song came together is "kinda magical."
"We heard the demo, we knew it was a smash and felt like it was kinda time sensitive at the same time, like 'Hey, that needs to get out right now,' so we all got on it," he tells ABC Radio.
Brian further says the process was "kinda organic," adding, "it's cool to just kinda pass it around and see how it happened...[it's an] awesome song, man."
In addition to Bebe and Hailee, Florida Georgia Line have also collaborated with the likes of Nelly, The Chainsmokers, the Backstreet Boys, Ziggy Marley, and Jason Derulo. Their next album, due out later this year, may have even more collaborations on it.
Joseph LlanesAndy Grammer wants you to know more than just The Good Parts.
In a new interview with UsWeekly, the singer reveals 25 facts about himself that people might not know, including his “terrible” first job, what he’s binge-watching and the craziest gift he’s ever gotten from a fan.
His first job proves he started out just like a lot of young people: working at McDonald’s. But music was in his blood from an early age. His dad, Red Grammer, was a children’s singer and inspired him to pick up some instruments.
“I can play the guitar. I can play the piano,” Andy says. “And I can very badly play the trumpet. And I can beat box.”
He’s gone from humble beginnings to stardom, which sometimes brings him some strange interactions with fans. So what’s the craziest gift he’s ever gotten from a fan?
“A full mural of my French bulldog. It was really well done, and very large,” he says. “My wife was not about it!”
If he wasn't a musician, though, he says he'd probably be some type of writer, "like a screenwriter."
As for what he’s binge-watching currently, it’s Stranger Things on Netflix. And, though he admits it might be “lame,” he’s been singing his own song, “Smoke Clears,” in the shower as he practices getting it just right.
ABC/Paula LoboEd Sheeran, Maroon 5, James Bay and OneRepublic are among the artists featured on a new charity compilation album in support of marine conservation.
The album, Plastic Oceans, features remixes of popular songs by Afro/Latin collective Rhythms Del Mundo. The track list includes Ed’s “Bloodstream,” Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved,” James Bay’s “Hold Back the River,” and OneRepublic’s version of the Buffalo Springfield classic “For What It’s Worth.
Also featured are Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars,” Beyonce’s “I Miss You” and Amy Winehouse’s “Cupid.”
You can digitally download the album for a minimum donation of $10 that goes toward Rhythms Del Mundo’s charity Artists Project Earth – specifically their campaign to combat plastics in our oceans and other maritime causes.
John Phillips/Getty ImagesGoing into the BRIT Awards -- the British equivalent of the Grammys -- Wednesday night, Dua Lipa had five nominations. By the end of the night, she'd picked up two.
Dua was the first winner of the night, in fact: She received her trophy for British Female Solo Artist from singer Kylie Minogue and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.
She told the crowd, "I want to thank every single female that has been on this stage before me and has given girls like me...a place to be inspired by and [someone to] look up to and that have allowed us to dream this big. Here’s to more women on these stages, more women winning these awards and more women taking over the world.”
Dua also performed "New Rules" and was named Breakthrough Artist. She brought her little brother and sister onstage with her to accept her award. "At the bottom of my album [liner notes], I thanked everyone and I also told them to believe in magic, because it's real," she explained. "And this is the closest I've come to it so I wanted them to experience it first hand."
While he was shut out of the four categories he was nominated in, Ed Sheeran received the Global Success award. He also performed "Supermarket Flowers," his touching tribute to his late grandmother. Lorde was named International Female Artist, while Kendrick Lamar grabbed the International Male Artist trophy.
As previously reported, Ariana Grande was sick and forbidden to fly, so she couldn't attend the ceremony. Her place in a special tribute to the victims of the Manchester Bombings was taken by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who sang the Oasis track "Live Forever."
Rita Ora performed a medley of her hits, including her duet with Liam Payne on "For You." Speaking of Liam, he put to rest any rumors that he and his partner, Cheryl Cole, were on the verge of a breakup by walking the red carpet together. Sam Smith also performed, even though he failed to receive a nomination.
Justin Timberlake opened the show with a performance of the song "Midnight Summer Jam." Then he was joined by Chris Stapleton for their hit duet, "Say Something."
"Human" by Rag 'n Bone Man was named Best British Single and Harry Styles' video for "Sign of the Times" took home the award for Best British Video.
Here's a list of the winners:
British Male Solo Artist Stormzy
Mastercard British Album Of The Year Stormzy – Gang Signs And Prayer
British Female Solo Artist Dua Lipa
British Single "Human," Rag’n’Bone Man
International Female Solo Artist Lorde
International Male Solo Artist Kendrick Lamar
International Group Foo Fighters
British Group Gorillaz
British Breakthrough Act Dua Lipa
British Artist Video of The Year Harry Styles, "Sign Of The Times"
ABC/Image Group LAImagine Dragons is ready to help slay cancer with their fifth annual Rise Up Gala.
The one-night-only event will raise funds for The Tyler Robinson Foundation, the band’s nonprofit organization that supports families with pediatric cancer diagnoses.
Imagine Dragons will be delivering a special acoustic performance at the event, which takes place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday, September 14. The gala will also include cocktails, dinner and a live and silent auction. Comedian Joel McHale will host.
Getty Images via ABCIf you thought turning 30 might slow Rihanna down, think again. The superstar spent her milestone birthday on Tuesday partying until the wee hours of the morning with plenty of fancy food, drink and entertainment.
According to E! Online, Rihanna celebrated in New York City at the famed Seagram Building, first enjoying a black-tie dinner at The Grill with close friends and family, and then partying in the building's Pool Restaurant. Providing the entertainment for the party was none other than Toni Braxton.
And in honor of the 30 years the birthday girl's been alive, guests guzzled 30 magnums of JAY-Z's champagne Armand de Brignac Rosé and Blanc de Blacs, which were ceremoniously opened with sabers. The party rocked 'til 4.am., and guests included Paris Hilton and, reportedly, Rihanna's boyfriend, Hassan Jameel. Page Six reports that Leonardo DiCaprio also stopped by.
You can see photos of the bash on Rihanna's Instagram page. She captioned one, which features her holding a glass of champagne, "Surrounded by the people I love the most !!! 30 is already my favorite era."
Greg WilliamsEarlier this week, fans speculated that Ed Sheeran was secretly married to his fiancee Cherry Seaborn because he was sporting a ring on the third finger of his left hand. But according to the U.K. tabloid paper The Sun, he hasn't walked down the aisle quite yet.
A source tells the paper, “Ed is wearing a ring to show his commitment to being engaged to Cherry but he’s not married yet. He’s amused by the fuss it’s caused however has no intentions of taking it off, so it’ll be on his hand during his BRIT [Awards] performance.”
The BRIT Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys, are underway in London now, and Ed is up for four trophies. During a red carpet interview, Ed's ring can clearly be seen. He told London's Capital FM that following the ceremony, he won't go to the after-party -- instead, he said, "I'm just going to get a curry and go home."
KIDinaKORNER / Interscope RecordsThe evolution continues: Imagine Dragonsdebuted a brand new single today and announced summer dates for their Evolve Tour.
Their new song, called “Next to Me,” is about a person experiencing unconditional love despite his flaws. Frontman Dan Reynolds tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe that writing a love song was unusual for him.
“I don't typically write love songs,” he says. “It was different, but it was fun and it stretched me...it's about my frailties within romance.”
The band will be performing the song, as well as other hits including “Believer” and “Thunder,” on the road this summer starting June 5 in Hartford, Connecticut.
The trek will hit cities including Boston, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, before wrapping August 10 in Tampa, Florida. Tickets go on sale starting Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time.
Young singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal, who won America’s Got Talent in 2016, will be the tour’s special guest.
Here’s the list of tour dates:
6/5 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre 6/6 -- Boston, MA, Xfinity Center 6/8 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 6/9 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 6/11 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater 6/13 -- Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage 6/16 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium 6/17 -- Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center 6/19 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 6/21 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 6/22 -- Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 6/24 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center 6/26 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center 6/27 -- Milwaukee, WI*, Summerfest 6/9 -- Saratoga, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6/30 -- Camden, NJ*, BB&T Pavilion (already announced) 7/2 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 7/3 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach 7/5 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 7/7 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena 7/8 -- Brandon, MS, Brandon Amphitheater 7/10 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 7/11 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/13 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 7/16 -- Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 7/18 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater 7/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum 7/24 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion 7/26 -- Bozeman, MT, Bobcat Stadium 7/30 -- Wichita, KS^, Intrust Bank Arena 8/1 -- Tulsa, OK^, BOK Center 8/2 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater 8/4 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/5 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center 8/7 -- Orange Beach, AL, The Wharf Amphitheater 8/9 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 8/10 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 10/20 -- Dallas, TX* , Toyota Stadium
*Additional date not part of the Evolve Tour Grace VanderWaal not supporting ^on sale beginning Friday, March 9
Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love ManchesterAriana Grande was set to take part in a surprise performance at tonight's Brit Awards -- the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys -- but was forced to cancel at the last minute.
A source confirms to ABC Radio that Ariana is sick. Despite that, she was planning to attend the ceremony anyway, but according to the source, her doctor has told her not to fly overseas.
According to The Mirror, Ariana was due to take part in a tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombings, which killed more than 20 people outside her concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22. After the tragedy, Ariana organized the star-studded One Love Manchester concert, which raised money for the victims.
The Mirror reports that former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will take Ariana's place, and that he might sing the Oasis tune "Live Forever," which he performed with Coldplay's Chris Martin at the One Love Manchester concert.
Another Oasis song, "Don't Look Back in Anger," became the unofficial anthem of the bombing's aftermath last year. It was performed at the concert by Ariana, Chris Martin and Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland.
2018 NBCUniversal Media, LLCLast month, when a fan asked Kelly Clarkson on Twitter if she plans to duet with fellow Voice coach Alicia Keys at some point, she hinted, "We may or may not have already filmed something for our season where we may or may not be singing together." Well, it appears that this "something" has arrived -- the two are singing together and it is, as you might have guessed, insanely awesome.
In a new promo for the new season of the NBC show, which you can watch exclusively over at EW.com, all four coaches find themselves in a black-and-white, Rat Pack-era Sin City lounge, crooning standards. Adam and Blake, wearing tuxedos and with drinks in hand, sing Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon," and exchange some good-natured insults. Then, they make way for the ladies.
Kelly and Alicia, who've been watching from the audience, take the stage and launch into a roof-raising version of Nina Simone's classic "Feelin' Good," with both powerhouse vocalists giving their prodigious pipes a great workout.
No doubt all four coaches will sing a few more numbers together when the new season of The Voice kicks off February 26 on NBC.
Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesOne Direction has been on hiatus for quite some time now, but we've only gotten complete solo albums from Niall Horan, Harry Styles and ex-member Zayn Malik. Now, there are a few updates on the long-awaited solo projects from Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
Liam has so far released a string of singles, including his recent duet with Rita Ora, "For You," and "Strip That Down." Steve Mac, who co-wrote and produced "Strip That Down," tells Music Weekthat he predicts success for Liam's album, when it finally comes out.
"I’ve heard a lot of his stuff and I think it’s going to be a great album," says Mac. "I think it’s going to be a compilation album."
Mac explains what he means by that: "I wouldn’t say it’s a body of work that will flow, but what I like is that it’s going to be hit to hit to hit. And in my world, those are the best albums."
As for Louis, when a fan asked him on Monday if his album would arrive "in the first half of the year," he replied, "It’s what I’m aiming for :)." Asked if the disc would feature "more than 10 tracks," Louis replied, "Defo ! Value for money and all that."
Louis also tweeted, "I know it’s taking longer than expected but it’s gonna be worth it!"
All five members of One Direction have scored at least one top 40 solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100.