Three concerts to report on today…all from the same date…November 13th, 2015…Friday the 13th….hmmmm…
American Idol’s Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart from Season 10 and Joey Cook from Season 14 perform with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox in Delaware. Meanwhile, Chase Rice from Survivor finds himself headlining a sold-out show in Alabama. Finally, we have Canadian Idol Carly Rae Jepsen doing a solo concert at the Trocadero in Philadelphia.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox featuring Casey Abrams, Joey Cook and Haley Reinhart
Nov. 13, 2015: Wilmington, Del.: Grand Opera House: 935 of 1,208 (77%): $34,545
Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three, Luke Combs
Nov. 13, 2015: Birmingham, Ala.: Iron City: 1,300 of 1,300 (SOLD-OUT): $34,453
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nov. 13, 2015: Philadelphia, Pa.: Trocadero Theatre: 828 of 1,200 (69%): $23,805
In other music news, Justin Bieber (who helped to make Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” a hit in the US) has taken away the download leader board from Adele’s “Hello”. And he has done it with a song that isn’t even officially a single yet. Currently, he is still working his second single “Sorry”, but the fans have taken to “Love Yourself” so strongly, radio started playing what has been acknowledged will be his third single. While “Sorry” continues to sit at the top of the Pop radio chart for its third week, “Love Yourself” has pushed its way into the top 10. That hardly ever happens. Meanwhile, his initial single “What do You Mean” is still in the top 20. His streaming numbers are something the industry has never seen before and he is to streaming what Adele is to album sales – Godzilla destroying Tokyo. He dwarfs his nearest competition 3 to 1. We are seeing new ground being broken. His album sales aren’t shabby either. As HDD points out, this isn’t just marketing, this is striking a nerve with listeners.