From Madonna announcing 8 new dates for ‘The Celebration Tour’ to Disney+ unveiling the teaser trailer for BTS’ Suga’s documentary special ‘SUGA: Road to D-Day’, here’s last week in music –
Kelly Clarkson Announces New Album ‘Chemistry’ and 10 Las Vegas Shows
Kelly Clarkson says her new album titled ‘Chemisty’ is coming “really soon.” The ‘Stronger’ singer added the album is “the arc of an entire relationship. A whole relationship shouldn’t be just brought down to one thing. So there’s the good, the bad, and the ugly kinda thing going on it.” Clarkson revealed that she had been working on the album for about 3 years. “Chemistry can be a really amazing, sexy, cool, fun thing, but it can also be very bad for you,” Kelly said in a video posted on social media. “I’m nervous but I’m excited about putting it out.”
She also announced that she will be headlining 10 shows at The Bakkt Theater in Las Vegas from July 28 – August 19 this summer! Announcing this exclusive Las Vegas engagement called ‘an intimate night with Kely Clarkson,’ Kelly wrote on Instagram: “It’s happening, y’all! 🎶 I’m so excited to announce that I’m finally heading to Las Vegas for 10 shows this summer! I’ll be singing all of your favorites… and yes, I’ll be singing some new ones, too!” Clarkson also rolled out a fifteen-track Christmas album in 2021 titled ‘When Christmas Comes Around…’ Her eighth studio album ‘Meaning of Life’ came out over 5 years ago in 2017. She also hosts a talk show called ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show.’
Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, The 1975, and More to Perform at Life Is Beautiful Festival
Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival will be held from September 22 – 24 in Downtown Las Vegas this year. Rock band The Killers, electronic music duo Odesza, and Kendrick Lamar are set to headline this festival. Bebe Rexha, Khalid, Rina Sawayama, Reneé Rapp, and Omar Apollo will also take this music, art, learning, and culinary festival stage.
Life Is Beautiful will also host dance music acts Australian DJ/producer Flume, German DJ/producer duo Claptone, John Summit, French DJ/producer Madeon, BLONDISH, and British electronic music duo Snakehips.
Adele Extends Las Vegas Residency
Adele fans are in for a treat! The ‘Easy On Me’ singer has added 34 new dates for her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum. The next series of ‘Weekends With Adele’ will begin on June 16 and will conclude on November 4. She will also be recording these shows for a concert film.
The sixteen-time Grammy-winning vocalist’s 32-date sold-out residency at the Colosseum commenced on November 18 and wrapped up on March 25 this year. Her latest album ‘30’ was released in 2021. She also won a Grammy for the record’s lead single ‘Easy On Me’ for Best Pop Solo Performance. In addition to that, she also received six nods at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Disney+ Unveils Teaser Trailer for BTS’ Suga’s Documentary Special ‘SUGA: Road to D-Day’
A documentary special starring Suga of BTS is coming soon! This week, streaming giant Disney+ has unveiled a teaser for ‘SUGA: Road to D-Day.’ “Buckle up for a sweet ride! #SUGA takes you on a road trip across multiple cities in the documentary special, SUGA: Road To D-DAY, streaming soon on #DisneyPlus,” Disney+ wrote on social media.
Min Yoon-gi. whose stage name is Suga or Agust D, will embark on a world tour next month with stops in the US, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, and Bangkok. He has announced 20 dates so far. The rapper’s latest musical release is ‘D-2,’ which was rolled out in May 2020.
Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey Tapped to Headline LA Pride in the Park
Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey are set to headline the two-day festival LA Pride on June 9 and 10, respectively! More artists are yet to be announced. “I can’t wait to headline LA Pride in the Park and celebrate the phenomenal LGBTQIA+ community. This incredible event advocates for diversity, inclusivity and equality, so I’m honored to perform and have a blast with all of the Hotties in attendance,” said the ‘Sweetest Pie’ rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of LA Pride 2023. I am happy to be back in-person celebrating with the LGBTQIA+ community here in Southern California and throughout all of the lands!!!” shared the Grammy-winning artist Carey. “Let’s come together to celebrate love, inclusion, and Pride,” the songstress added in a post they shared on Instagram.
Madonna Announces Concert Benefiting Trans Rights in Nashville and Adds 7 More ‘The Celebration Tour’ Dates
Madonna had added 8 new dates to ‘The Celebration Tour.’ The proceeds from her Nashville show will go to trans rights organizations. This concert will be held on December 22 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. “Excited to announce we are adding 8 more cities In the US for The Celebration Tour! 💃💃💃 Especially Happy to come to Nashville to celebrate Drag and the Trans community!!” she wrote on Instagram.
“The oppression of the LGBTQ+ is not only unacceptable and inhumane; it’s creating an unsafe environment; making America a dangerous place for our most vulnerable citizens, especially trans women of color. Also, these so-called laws to protect. our children are unfounded and pathetic. Anyone with half a brain knows not to fuck with a drag queen. Bob and I will see you from the stage in Nashville where we will celebrate the beauty that is the Queer community!” Madonna shared in a statement on Instagram.
The new dates are: Washington, DC (December 18), Philadelphia (December 20), Nashville (December 22), Palm Springs (January 11), Sacramento (January 13), San Francisco (January 15), Las Vegas (January 18), and Phoenix (January 20).
New music and videos out this week:
Jisoo – ‘꽃(FLOWER)’
Tyler, The Creator – ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale’
Charlie Puth – ‘That’s Not How This Works’ (feat. Dan + Shay)
Chlöe – ‘In Pieces’
Ellie Goulding – ‘Cure For Love’