Little Mix headlines at the O2 to over 30K attendees across two nights. Carrie Underwood continues her mostly sold-out tour through Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and California. The Voice’s The Swon Brothers are one of her opening acts. Lauren Alaina opened for Alan Jackson in Anaheim while Lauren Alaina opened for Brantley Gilbert in Tennessee and Virginia.
Canadian Idols Jacob Hoggard (lead singer of Hedley) and Carly Rae Jepsen teamed up for a concert in London (Ontario) where they earned almost 230K. Adam Lambert was in Nashville at the famous Ryman Auditorium with Glee’s Alex Newell as his opener. They sold-out as did Tori Kelly in Tampa.
File this under “It’s hard to stay afloat even when you have a licence to print money”…American Idol’s parent company Core Media just filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Sure, they haven’t been rolling in cash like they did back in their hey-day, but back then, they couldn’t count the money fast enough. And they knew Idol was ending for the past year, what have they done. When companies like Core Media and Lehman Brothers go down, one seriously has to question the high wages CEOs get paid – or at least the ones that run those companies.
I almost wonder if the show was cancelled so Core Media could escape its debt.
HDD reports that some industry pundits are predicting that Drake will open with 2M next week. There are 20 tracks on that album – can he beat fellow Ontarian Bieber’s record of most songs on the Hot 100 at once?
Little Mix, Nathan Sykes, Jagmac
March 27, 2016: London, U.K.: O2 Arena: 30,860 of 31,847 (2×98%): $1,621,100
Carrie Underwood, Easton Corbin, The Swon Brothers
April 14, 2016: Phoenix, Ariz.: Talking Stick Resort Arena: 12,815 of 12,815 (SOLD-OUT): $829,160
April 22, 2016: Bossier City, La.: CenturyLink Center: 10,883 of 10,883 (SOLD-OUT): $737,228
April 18, 2016: San Antonio, Texas: AT&T Center: 9,918 of 10,666 (93%): $690,558
April 16, 2016: Las Cruces, N.M.: Pan American Center: 10,582 of 10,582 (SOLD-OUT): $687,352
April 24, 2016: Lafayette, La.: The Cajundome: 9,474 of 10,089 (94%): $615,582
April 12, 2016: Stockton, Calif.: Stockton Arena: 8,145 of 9,109 (89%): $552,900
Alan Jackson, Lauren Alaina
Honda Center Anaheim, Calif. April 16, 2016 $403,112 7,409 of 7,520 (99%)
Brantley Gilbert, Michael Ray, Canaan Smith
April 15, 2016: Knoxville, Tenn.: Thompson-Boling Arena: 7,879 of 7,879 (SOLD-OUT): $289,620
April 16, 2016: Salem, Va.: Salem Civic Center: 5,740 of 5,740 (SOLD-OUT): $219,650
Hedley, Carly Rae Jepsen, Francesco Yates
April 20, 2016: London, Ontario: Budweiser Gardens: 5,797 of 6,726 (86%): $229,373
Adam Lambert, Alex Newell
March 10, 2016: Nashville, Tenn.: Ryman Auditorium: 2,123 of 2,123 (SOLD-OUT): $104,380
April 19, 2016: Tampa, Fla.: The Ritz Ybor: 1,383 of 1,383 (SOLD-OUT): $36,549