From FLO announcing their first headline tour in North America tour to Meghan Trainor revealing that she wrote a book on pregnancy and motherhood, here’s this week in music –
Beyoncé Announces ‘Renaissance’ World Tour
The dates for Beyoncé’s highly-anticipated ‘Renaissance’ tour have FINALLY been revealed. She took to her Instagram to announce the tour in support of her latest album ‘Renaissance,’ with the dates and cities unveiled on the star’s official website. So far, fifteen and twenty-six dates have been announced for Europe and North America, respectively.
The European leg of her tour kicks off on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm with the final stop in Warsaw on June 27, 2023. On July 8, 2023, the twenty-eight-time Grammy-winning artist will headline a concert in Toronto, Canada, and will stop in cities including Boston, Miami, and Las Vegas before concluding the North American leg of the tour on September 23, 2023, in New Orleans.
Bey has earned nine Grammy nods this year, making her the most-nominated artist at the 2023 Grammys. Eight out of nine awards she is nominated for are related to her sixteen-track record, ‘Renaissance.’ Let’s hope we see Queen Bey perform a song or two off her recent album on live television for the first time.
Jonas Brothers’ New Album ‘The Album’ Will Be Out on May 5
The Jonas Brothers recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and during the ceremony, they announced the release date and title of their upcoming album. Their sixth studio album titled ‘The Album’ will be out on May 5. Jonas Brothers, a trio comprising siblings Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, rolled out ‘Happiness Begins’ their fifth studio album in 2019. It also included their hit single ‘Sucker.’
“We are excited to announce today that our new album, The Album, will be coming out 5 May,” Nick said. For those who wish to see the trio live, there’s good news for you, as the singer added: “And we can’t wait to see you on tour later this year.” Although the Jonas Brothers didn’t release any new music last year, they did roll out three singles ‘Remember This,’ a collaboration with Marshmello ‘Leave Before You Love Me,’ and ‘Who’s In Your Head’ in 2021.
The 1975, Little Simz, Skrillex, and More to Perform at Parklife Festival 2023
Parklife has unveiled a killer line-up for the 2023 edition of the festival. The two-day music festival will be held on June 10 and 11 this year at Heaton Park in Manchester, England. Some of the most popular artists, including the finest international talents, will exhibit their skills before thousands of people. The 1975, New York City’s hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, British singer Becky Hill, Little Simz, and NxWorries – a duo consisting of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are set to take the Manchester Festival stage.
British acts including rapper Slowthai, singer-songwriter Raye, rapper Aitch, girl group FLO, and Self Esteem are also on the line-up. Parklife Festival 2023 will also see dance music stars like The Prodigy, Skrillex, Fred Again.., Carl Cox, Rudimental, Charlotte de Witte, Jon Hopkins, Fisher, and more.
FLO Announce North American Tour 2023
FLO will embark on their first-ever North American tour this year. Seven dates, cities, and venues have been revealed for this tour. The Flo Live North American Tour 2023 will take the trio Stella Quaresma, Renée Downer, and Jorja Douglas to Atlanta (April 13), Washington (April 15), Philadelphia (April 16), Toronto (April 18), New York (April 19), Chicago (April 25), and Los Angeles (April 27).
FLO snagged the Brits Rising Star Award in December and won the MTV Push UK & IRE 2023 last month. They did a remix of Stormzy’s ‘Hide & Seek,’ which was rolled out in early 2023, and dropped a single titled ‘Losing You’ in December. FLO’s debut EP ‘The Lead’ consisting of six tracks was out in September last year. It also featured their viral single ‘Cardboard Box.’
Meghan Trainor to Release Debut Book This April
Meghan Trainor’s debut book is on the way! The ‘Made You Look’ singer has announced that she is all set to release her first book this April. “I’m an open book, and I love telling everybody everything about my grossness and all my truths,” the artist said to PEOPLE. Titled ‘Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and New Motherhood From Your Bestie,’ the book will detail Trainor’s experience with pregnancy, and also talks about body image.
“After feeling so overwhelmed and alone in my first pregnancy, I was inspired to write this book to make sure no other future mama ever felt like that. I want to give future mamas permission to find the right path for them — without the judgment of others,” the artist explained as per Billboard. “I want this book to feel like a hug from a bestie.” Meghan’s book will be out on April 25.
The singer also rolled out a sixteen-track album ‘Takin’ It Back’ last year. Her latest musical release is ‘Made You Look (feat. Kim Petras).’
Sabrina Carpenter Unveils Dates for UK/Europe Tour
Sabrina Carpenter will be headlining her first-ever UK and Europe tour this June. The ‘Nonsense’ singer’s ‘emails i can’t send’ UK and Europe tour in support of her latest album commences on June 11 in Dublin. Carpenter will perform in Glasgow (June 13), Manchester (June 14), Birmingham (June 17), London (June 19), Paris (June 21), Brussels (June 23), Cologne (June 24), Amsterdam (June 25), with a final stop of this leg of the tour in Berlin (June 27).
“my first ever uk+europe headline tour :’) emails i can’t send is finally coming to you and all your perfect accents ! been dreaming of this for toooo long,” the caption on Sabrina’s Instagram post read. The artist’s latest musical release ‘A Nonsense Christmas’ came out in December.
New music and videos out this week –