Concerts


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Some of music’s biggest stars will come together for a greater cause next month, for the second annual TIDAL X concert. Taking place on October 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, this year’s event is headlined by the powerful quartet of Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Common, T.I., Robin Thicke, Emeli Sandé, Blood Orange, Salva, and Lil’ Yacthy are also on the bill.

Hosted by Angie Martinez, pre-sale tickets for TIDAL X 10/15 go on-sale this Thursday (Sep. 22) at 10 a.m. EST here. The benefit concert is in support of the Robin Hood foundation, an organization that pushes higher education. All proceeds from this year’s show will go to support the charity.

Last year at the inaugural event, Beyoncé, JAY Z, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, Usher, Nas, Rick Ross, and more performed. Check out the full TIDAL X 10/15 lineup below.

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This is probably the best thing to come from the 50 Shades of Darker so far. Take it how you want it, but the world needs more Beyonce covers and less sappy, hyper-sexualized films. Good job, Miguel.

Fifty Shades Darker is set to hit theaters on February 10th, 2017.

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Kanye West has been confirmed as headliner of Day 2 at Complex’s first annual music and arts festival, ComplexCon. Taking place on Nov 5-6, the likes of Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Travi$ Scott, Virgil Abloh (DJ Set), Lil Yachty, GoldLink, Chief Keef and more are all set to perform on the various.

Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif will host the two day event, and tickets go on sale today (Sept. 12) at 3 p.m. (ET) right here. Also, you can find more information on the event here.

Sidebar: Read Kanye’s 2005 COMPLEX cover story (written by Sean Fennessy)

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Kanye West began his “Saint Pablo” North American tour at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, on Thursday night (Aug. 25). The two-hour show, in support of the rapper’s latest album The Life of Pablo, had social media in a frenzy last night. The talk wasn’t due to a long-winded rant or a special guest appearance, instead it was for Kanye’s “missing” stage. Known to deliver classic set designs, Kanye took this tour to new heights, literally, performing on an elevated stage that flew throughout the entire show as fans created a mosh pit below.

The 31-song set included Pablo cuts such as “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1”, “Famous”, “Feedback”, “Highlights” and “30 Hours,” plus guest verses (“Pop Style,” “THat Part”) and classics from past Yeezy albums (“All of the Lights,” “Devil In A New Dress”). The father/designer also took time to issue an apology to Nike CEO Mark Parker for ripping the company in recent years, while thanking adidas for their current partnership.

The two-month trek makes stops in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Seattle and Vancouver, before wrapping up on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.

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Music’s biggest stars will come together in New York City for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival. Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Usher headline the one-night event, taking place on Sept. 24 at Central Park. Curated this year by Coldplay’s Chris Martin who serves as creative director, Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Metallica, and special guests will also perform at the outdoor concert.

Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek, and Seth Meyers serves as hosts this year. Last year event was headlined by Beyoncé, who brought out FLOTUS Michella Obama, along with performing alongside Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran.

Founded in 2012, the Global Citizen Festival is a non-profit project aimed at eliminated global poverty within the next 14 years. Supporters who want to attend the show will need to head over to the festival’s official website, where tickets can’t be bought but obtained for free by “completing actions to help promote and ensure that equitable and quality education is available to all.”

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Gucci Mane celebrated the release of his new album Everybody Looking with a special homecoming concert in Atlanta on Friday night (Jul. 22). Presented by Revolt TV, the live-streamed event was held at the Fox Theatre in Gucci’s hometown, and the charismatic was all smiles as a few big-named friends joined him on stage throughout the night.

OJ Da Juiceman, PeeWee Longway, Young Dolph, Rich Homie Quan, Fetty Wap, and 2 Chainz all joined La Flare to perform some of their street anthems and chart hits. The loudest cheers from the evening came during the show’s finale, as Future joined Gucci to perform the songs “Stick Talk” and “March Madness” before Drake appeared to join his “Summer Sixteen” tourmate for “Jumpman.” Drake took control from that point on with “Energy,” as Gucci and the Toronto superstar delivered their past and new collabs “Back on Road” and “Believe It Or Not” for the first-time live.

Out now, Everybody Looking features appearances from Kanye West, Drake, and Young Thug. Get the album here and watch Gucci’s full homecoming concert below.

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Lil Wayne is bringing his Lil Weezyana festival back to New Orleans on Aug. 27. Tickets will go on sale for the show this Friday (July 15) at 10 a.m. At press time, Weezy only announced 2 Chainz as a guest performer, but you can expect a host of other big names to be announced at a later date.

This year, the show will take place at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square.

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The Obama’s had one of the best 4th of July parties in presidential history over the weekend. With special invited guests Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae, Barack & Michelle ushered in daughter Malia’s birthday with live performances by the stars — who both brought rousing sets to the White House. K. Dot and Ms. Monae even helped sing happy b-day to the 18-year old.

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Rihanna was performing in Dublin when she was overcome with emotion during her Eminem-assisted single, “Love the Way You Lie.” As she let the notes fly, the tears started streaming down her pretty face, but the fans where right there to cheer her on. After the concert, RihRIh thanked her team and supporters for helping her stay strong during the set.

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Made In America will return to Philly for a fifth year in a row on Sept 3-4 this year. As no surprise, the festival’s Rocky, Liberty and Tidal stages will be live streamed in their entirety on TIDAL. The Budweiser funded event is also giving back in a big way in 2016. Portions of the proceeds will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Berks County, PA.

Rihanna and Coldplay will headline the annual show, which will also feature, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, Jamie xx, Chance The Rapper, Martin Garrix, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Grimes, DJ Khaled, Adventure Club, Madeon, Bryson Tiller and more

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