Headlines: David Archuleta Joins LoveLoud, Liam Payne Postpones Tour

Victoria Monét, David Archuleta & More Join LOVELOUD: LGBTQ+ Charity Music Event – LOVELOUD has unveiled the complete lineups for its upcoming tour dates set for this fall. Marking the fifth year of LOVELOUD, this occasion also marks the nonprofit organization’s inaugural venture onto the road. In the spirit of acceptance and change, LOVELOUD will host events at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 17, The Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT on November 3, and The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, TX on November 10. Joining this already stellar roster are more remarkable artists including GRAMMY Award-nominated artist and activist Allison Russell, platinum-selling violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Victoria Monét, Cavetown, and Chelsea Cutler, VINCINT, and David Archuleta. – Read more at Broadway World

Liam Payne Postpones South American Tour While Recuperating From Kidney Infection – Former One Direction singer Liam Payne has postponed a South American September tour due to a kidney infection. In an Instagram post and video today, Payne says he’s been hospitalized over the past week “with a serious kidney infection, it’s something I wouldn’t wish on anyone, and doctors orders are that I now need to rest and recover.” “I was beyond excited to come play for you guys,” Payne writes before apologizing to ticketbuyers and instructing them to contact points of purchase for refunds. The tour had been scheduled for September 1 through September 12 with stops in Lima, Bogota, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Mexico City. – Read more at Today

‘The Voice of China’ suspended following late pop star Coco Lee’s allegations of mistreatment – Popular Chinese talent show “Sing! China,” a rebranded version of “The Voice of China,” has been suspended following allegations of mistreatment made by the late pop star Coco Lee. The suspension: On Friday morning, broadcaster Zhejiang Media Group announced the suspension and an investigation into the claims due to mounting public anger. “In view of the issues raised by the viewers and netizens on ‘Sing! China’ which are being investigated, the broadcast of the show has been put on hold,” the broadcaster stated, according to The Strait Times. – Read more at Next Shark

Katharine McPhee and David Foster perform in Italy after family tragedy – Katharine McPhee Foster and David Foster reunited onstage in Italy, less than two weeks after she announced she would have to skip her husband’s remaining tour dates in Asia due to a “horrible tragedy” in their family. The couple performed covers of songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, according to videos posted on Instagram by Erich Bergen, who also sang during the performance. – Read at Today

Saturday Conversation: Haley Reinhart And Kris Allen On Collaborating – Kris Allen and Haley Reinhart were initially connected by both being on the singing show American Idol. But for each that was a lifetime ago. So now when the two of them recently united for a magnificent cover of the LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo) song “Thunderclouds,” it’s for a shared ethos and sensibility that far transcends a show they were on years ago. As Reinhart shares when I speak with the both of them via Zoom, she sees her and Allen as rebels of the show. They are both independent, platinum artists in their own right now. And more importantly, they have done it on their own terms. – Read more at Forbes

HunterGirl: “I Want to Make Music That Means Something” – AS: You played it for a few of your fellow Idol alums before you released it. Can you talk about that experience? HG: I played it at Chayce Beckham’s house after CMA Fest. We were all hanging out and passing a guitar around. That was the first time I ever played it. Chayce was like, “Where have you been hiding that one?” AS: Is that why you decided to release it? HG: It took a bit more time, honestly, but I decided to start playing it at shows to see how everyone responded. The response has been my favorite part of this song – watching the crowd. I think this song is about making somebody feel like there is hope in three minutes. – Read more at American Songwriter

Video: The Voice’s India Carney Covers ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’ for Stripped-Down Rodgers & Hammerstein EP – To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the partnership of songwriting legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has partnered with stories, a producing company specializing in acoustic covers with a rotating cast of artists. The result of the collaboration is the upcoming four-song EP songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Set to be released digitally August 25, the album will feature “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music, featuring India Carney; “Impossible” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, featuring Hunter; “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, featuring Mario Jose; and “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, featuring Maeve Touhey. (India is also a vocal coach on American Idol) – Read more at Playbill

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