Live Nation and BET Networks has joined forces to produce a series of U.S. tours that are set to visit Live Nation-owned House of Blues venues and other clubs and theaters across the country.
The new partnership will launch this fall with the 106 & Park Tour, which featuring co-headliners Trey Songz, who just released his third album, Ready and Mario, who is gearing up to release his fourth album, D.N.A. some time this year.
“BET is a brand that is highly respected by artists and music fans alike and they wield considerable marketing power in major markets across the U.S.,” House of Blues president of talent Michael Yerke said in a statement. “Together we hope to expand the roster of national tours playing Live Nation’s national network of clubs and theaters.” [SOURCE]
The tour begins September 29th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, and will visit major U.S. cities through November. Accompanying the two headliners are Day 26, Sean Garrett and newcomers, RydazNRtist.
AMERIE SHOOTS NEW VIDEO
Amerie has shot a video for her second single, “Heard ‘Em All,”. A remix recently dropped, featuring Lil’ Wayne, but in this clip, he doesn’t seem to be involved with the video.
The Anthony Mandler-directed clip is supposed to drop Wednesday afternoon. The new album, In Love & War is set to hit stores November 3rd. Let’s hope this second single can give it a bigger push!
NELLY FURTADO RETEAMS WITH TIMBALAND
Pop sensation Nelly Furtado has been on the promo trail for her Spanish album, Mi Plan but recently dropped some information about her forthcoming English album, which she plans to release next year.
She has already knocked out some songs with super producer, Timbaland, with whom the “Promiscuous Girl” singer displayed wonderful chemistry with on her 2006′s pop/dance album, Loose
“Timbaland and I hooked up over spring break and we wrote about 10 songs together and we had a blast,” she told The Associated Press.
“The magic’s still there between us,” she said. “We love each other so much. We fight some times, but we really always come back to that special musical friendship that we have.”
This is exciting news. Loose was great for Nelly. She and Justin Timberlake (with FutureSex/LoveSounds) really helped to bring Timbaland to the forefront of pop music.