Concerts


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The first weekend of the Coachella Arts & Music Festival came to an end on Sunday night with rap’s biggest star. Drake closed Day 3 of Coachella 2015, with an energetic 75-minute set, reminding fans of the long list of hits he’s accumulated over his six-year run. The Canadian superstar covered nothing but hits from his first three solo LPs (Thank Me Later, Take Care, Nothing Was the Same), recent guest features (“Blessings,” “Truffle Butter,” “Who Do You Love?”), and newer records off his chart-topping If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape (“Legend,” “10 Bands,” “Know Yourself”).

The much-talked about moment came midway through the show. While performing the IYRTITL-cut “Madonna,” the pop icon Madonna herself appeared on stage wearing a black “Big As Madonna” jumpsuit during her medley of “Human Nature,” “Hung Up,” and “Express Yourself.” Right before her exit, Madonna groped the rapper who was seated on stage, sharing one long kiss as thousands screamed.

Watch the full show below.

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Back in 2005, Kanye West’s “Diamonds” remix featured a verse from Jay Z where at one point her rapped “I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water.” Ten years later, West decided to test that statement by the man he calls “big brother.” On Sunday, Kanye held a surprise concert at Swan Lake in Yerevan, Armenia. The rapper, who accompanied his wife Kim Kardashian West and her family on a tour of their home country, went to the prominent landmark to perform hits like “Stronger,” “Jesus Walks,” “Power,” “Touch the Sky,” “All of the Lights,” and “Good Life.”

While performing “Good Life,” Kanye decided to jump into the lake, which caused pandemonium as fans followed suit and jumped in to get closer to him. Local authorities stepping in right after, shutting down Kanye’s performance because of the dive.

Check out the full performance below at the 45:55 minute mark, and the dive at the 103:00 mark.

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Before The Weeknd serenaded the ladies, Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator hit Coachella’s main stage during Day 2 on Saturday night. Before his new album Cherry Bomb arrives on Monday, the rapper-producer-director rocked out a 45-min set, performing cuts off his previous two albums Goblin and Wolf, plus “F*cking Young/Deathcamp” off Cherry Bomb.

Before closing with “Tamale,” the most talked about moment was when the rapper aimed a “F*ck You” to the VIP crowd in the front pit, specifically Kendall Jenner. What many thought to be a real beef, turns out to be Tyler just joking around with this Kardashian friend. Watch the full set below.

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It was an unforgettable night for The Weeknd, who closed Day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on Saturday night.

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Frank Ocean and James Blake are doing a mini-tour together this weekend. Blake announced that the Odd Future crooner will join him for three shows, starting Thursday night in Bristol, then followed by shows on April 10 in Manchester, and April 12 in London.

To be frank we are announcing BOYSDONTCRY to the line up for the 1-800 Road Trip – kicking off in Bristol this evening at Lakota,” said James Blake in an Instagram post, referencing the title of Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry publication arriving in June. Blake had also teased the upcoming shows with Frank on Twitter early Wednesday morning.

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Kanye West is heading to PowerHouse 2015 next month. The rapper-producer-designer will headline Power 106 L.A.’s annual summer concert on May 16 at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Announced on Monday, Kanye leads a lineup that includes Ludacris, Kid Ink, B.o.B, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, Tinashe and more.

Music lovers planning to head to Anaheim can buy pre-sale tickets on Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. PST by clicking here. The general public stars one day after on Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m. PST.

Check out the full lineup and announcement below.

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The sports world is glued to the NCAA’s Final Four championship, taking place this weekend at at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Artists like Rihanna, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Kacey Musgraves and Bleachers served as performers during the three-day March Madness Music Festival at White River State Park this weekend. Headlining and closing day two on Saturday night, Rihanna performed a 75-minute set of various hits from her long resume, including her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” and the song “American Oxygen.”

Performed for the first-time live, “American Oxygen” appears in the promo commercial for this year’s March Madness tournament, and will appear on RiRi’s upcoming solo album due later this year.

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Late pass, but this is pretty amazing. As you all know, Kanye West performed at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris — which is where that hilarious dancing meme was born — for four consecutive nights earlier this month, and it turns out the museum quietly uploaded this official recap video a few days ago. The clip doesn’t actually contain any audio from the concert (it’s been dubbed with sounds of a speeding car and thunder — metaphors by DONDA?), but we do get to experience Kanye’s live set in all its scenic, multi-screen glory.

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After announcing the festival stage lineup, HOT97 has announced the first round of artists for the main stage. This year, we’re back at the Metlife stadium in New Jersey on June 7th. As usual, it’s another star studded affair.

Tickets for SummerJam 2015 are available here. UPDATE: Fetty Wap and Charles Hamilton have been added to the festival stage.

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Portable selfie sticks may be catching on faster than Instagram addiction, but a few major U.S. festivals are banning the devices. The NME reports Coachella and Lollapalooza have already announced that the photo sticks won’t be allowed at their events.

Several festivals in the U.K. have participated in the ban in 2014. “Selfies are a big part of the gig experience,” a spokesperson for London’s Wembley SSE Arena told music-news website NME. “The sticks might mean you are refused entry to the venue so our advice is don’t bring them and stick with the tried and tested use of an arm.”

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