BLACKOPPS ENTERTAINMENT Release: POST MALONE ANNOUNCES RUNAWAY TOUR COMING TO RALEIGH – OCTOBER 17

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, July 15, 2019

 POST MALONE ANNOUNCES RUNAWAY TOUR

 Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh Joining as Special Guests

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – OCTOBER 17

Tickets On Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, July 19

(RALEIGH, NC) – Today, GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum artist Post Malone revealed the Runaway Tour, his latest North American outing kicking off later this year. Produced by Live Nation, the run will start September 14 in Tacoma, WA and visit cities across the U.S. and Canada, including Raleigh on October 17. Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh will appear as special guests on all dates.

 Post Malone will play PNC Arena on October 17 at 8 p.m.  Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. local timeuntil Thursday, July 18 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visitCitientertainment.com

 T-Mobile customers can get exclusive access to stage-front pit tickets at every U.S. concert, as close as any fan can get to the stage – even at sold-out stop. Un-carrier customers can snag their Reserved Tickets starting 30 days prior to each show at first day prices – just another way T-Mobile thanks its customers simply for being customers. For tickets and more information, visit T-mobile.com/music

 Post Malone’s star continues to rise with the debut of his latest single “Goodbyes,” ft.Young Thug which became an instant hit after its Fourth of July release. This past March, “Wow.” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Post Malone’s sixth top 10 single. At the end of 2018, “Sunflower” was featured in the Oscar-winning filmSpider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and ultimately hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The anthemic song features the Runaway Tour’s special guest, Swae Lee. Post Malone released his Grammy nominated sophomore album,beerbongs & bentleys, in 2018, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.

 For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

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Tom Joyner is retiring but before he does…he’s doing it ONE MORE TIME with the biggest grown folks party to ever hit the Triangle.


Come party with
 Tom Joyner, Kem, 
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and DJ Kool!
 
Get your tickets NOW @ http://bit.ly/TJMS25OMT

BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: ARIANA GRANDE ADDS RALEIGH TO THE SWEETENER WORLD TOUR – NOVEMBER 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, June 25, 2019

 

ARIANA GRANDE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO THE SWEETENER WORLD TOUR

 

“Full of EMOTIONAL DRAMA, ICONIC LOOKSand UNDENIABLE HITS

 Rolling Stone

 

BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED EXPERTLY PERFORMED… an EXPERIMENTAL VISUAL ART PIECE”

 Variety

 

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING MONDAY, JULY 1

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – NOVEMBER 22

 

(RALEIGH, NC)  Due to overwhelming fan demand, multi-platinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande has announced additional North American dates to the Sweetener World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the renowned tour adds 19 dates including new stops in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and more this Fall. Ariana Grande will play PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday, Nov. 22.

 

The tour kicked off earlier this year at Times Union Center in Albany, NY and has been met with fan and critical praise alike:

 

SOARING through every HIGH NOTE SHIMMYING PLAYFULLY next to her dancers, STRUTTING through the fans in the front section in an array of INTRICATE GIVENCHY OUTFITS BLISSFULLY and EXUBERANTLY BUOYANT” – Vanity Fair

 

“[The Tour] is the physical embodiment of her SUPERB TALENT INCREDIBLY HYPNOTIC… – Stereogum

 

“Hearing her fill the room with NOTES of CRYSTALLINE CLARITY and FORCE was BREATHTAKINGCONTROLLED YET EXPANSIVE PERFORMANCE, a MASTER CLASS in Instagram-ready preening andPHENOMENAL TECHNICAL SKILL” – Dallas Observer

 

Also returning is the exclusive reserved ticket offer for T-Mobile customers, which saves fans the best tickets at every concert, as close as any fan can get to the stage. Fans can get tickets 30-days prior to every show in the U.S., including already sold-out stops. Tickets are limited. For tickets and more information, visit https://t-mobile.com/music and follow #ArianaWithUs on Twitter.

 

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. local time through Sunday, June 30 at 10 p.m. local time. Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and Venue presale begins Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time through Sunday, June 30 at 10 p.m. local time. General on sale will be available on Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m. local time atticketmaster.com. Fans can check www.arianagrande.com/events for full details. 

 

2018 marked yet another historic year for GRANDE. She concluded a banner twelve months with the distinction of being named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” and receiving a pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of “Best Pop Vocal Album” for her latest album Sweetenerand “Best Pop Solo Performance” for “God Is A Woman.” Simultaneously, her recent single “thank u, next” bowed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and smashed the record for “Most Spotify Streams for a Song By A Female Artist in a Single Week.”

 

Get Sweetener HERE

 

For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

 

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BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: CHRIS BROWN ANNOUNCES INDIGOAT TOUR COMING TO RALEIGH – SEPTEMBER 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, June 10, 2019

 

Multi-Platinum Global Superstar Chris Brown

Announces INDIGOAT Tour with

Tory Lanez

 

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH –

 

Tickets On Sale to General Public

With Option to Buy New Album with Every Two Tickets Purchased

 

 

Highly Anticipated 9

Pre-Order Available Now

“No Guidance” Single Featuring International Hitmaker Drake Available on all Music Platforms

 

(RALEIGH, NC)Global music icon, world-class entertainer and Grammy Award winner Chris Brown will be hitting the road for the epic INDIGOAT Tour with some of the hottest names in hip-hop including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy. Following last year’s highly successful “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” tour, Brown is returning to the stage, where he’ll wow audiences across the U.S. with a fresh high-energy show complete with his signature dance skills and strong vocals, as well as new music. 

 

Chris Brown with Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas, Yella Beezy will play PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday, September 6, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 14 at 12 p.m.local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the INDIGOAT Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 12 at 12 p.m. local time until Thursday, June 13 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. With every two tickets purchased, fans will also have the option to buy INDIGO.

 

Ahead of the tour, fans can look forward to Brown’s highly anticipated 9th studio album, INDIGO, out June 28 via RCA Records, with star-studded features from Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, Juicy J, Trey Songz, Tory Lanez, Tyga, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Joyner Lucas, Gunna and Tank. Coming off the heels of catchy tracks, such as “Wobble Up,” “Back to Love,” and “Undecided,” Brown has teamed up with global superstar Drake for the album’s new smash, “No Guidance” produced by Vinylz, J-Louis and Noah “40” Shebib. The single is available now on all platforms here. The 33-track INDIGO album is available for pre-order nowhere, and Apple Music subscribers who pre-order the album will receive “No Guidance” as an instant download.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER INDIGO

CLICK HERE TO STREAM “NO GUIDANCE”

 

Fans attending the tour can expect a remarkable set list with a mix of Brown’s classic hits and new tracks from his new album. Kicking off August 20 in Portland, OR, the extensive 38-city tour produced by Live Nation will make stops at major arenas in New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and more, before wrapping in Anaheim, CA on October 19. 

 

For more information or to purchase tickets go toLiveNation.com.

 

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BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: MULTIPLATINUM R&B GROUP B2K REUNITES ON “THE MILLENNIUM TOUR” COMING TO RALEIGH – MARCH 29

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, December 31, 2018

 MULTIPLATINUM R&B GROUP B2K REUNITES ON “THE MILLENNIUM TOUR”

Also, performances by Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – MARCH 29, 2019

(RALEIGH, NC) – Multi-platinum R&B group B2K (Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz-B), will kick off a limited engagement tour March 2019, entitled “The Millennium Tour.” The Iconic group along with special guests; Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V – will visit over 25 cities across the U.S. The tour is produced by G-Squared Events in association with Omarion Worldwide, Hall of Fame Entertainment, and Blvd. Music.

“The Millennium Tour” will stop in Raleigh at PNC Arena on Friday, March 29. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, Jan. 7 at Ticketmaster.com and by phone 800-745-3000.

“Omarion Worldwide and Omarion are excited to be a part of what will undeniably be a nostalgic and electrifying performance that will awaken cherished memories and create new indelible ones for the next generation,” says Michelle Le Fleur, COO, Omarion Worldwide. While admiring their solo successes,’ the fans have consistently demanded a B2K reunion, and with the determination of an incredibly talented team, that dream is now a reality.”

B2K was the quintessential R&B Boys Group of the 2000s whose impact on the culture has remained steadfast. Although the group disbanded over a decade ago, their music has consistently stayed on top of streaming playlists and they remain a hot topic of mainstream conversation on reality tv and social media. Known for their chart-topping tracks including “BUMP, BUMP, BUMP”, “Uh Huh”, “What A Girl Wants”, “Why I love You” and “Girlfriend” – B2K kept the girls screaming. Not only were they breaking hearts – they were breaking records, electrifying the airwaves, and blazing the stage with their signature dance moves. In 2000, B2K made a cameo appearance in Lil’ Bow Wow’s music video “Ghetto Girls” and opened on the “Scream Tour I” and the stage was set. B2K would become one of the most unforgettable and highly sought-after groups in the 2000s.

B2K went on to break pop charts in 2001 with their single “Uh Huh.” The group’s debut album, “B2K” was released on March 12, 2002 which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs albums chart. The album included follow-up singles “Gots Ta Be,” charting at 34 on the Top 40. The single, “Why I Love You” was released in the spring and the album was certified Gold by the summer.

B2K released their second album, “Pandemonium!” on December 10, 2002 which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and at number 3 on Top R&B/Hip Hop albums. The group released their fourth single, “Bump, Bump, Bump” which featured P. Diddy. The single became B2K’s first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart ultimately reaching number one February 1, 2003. The single, “Girlfriend,” was released in 2003, and broke the top 40 and the R&B Top 20 by charting at number 30 and number 19, respectively. The music video had loads of star power including Will Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Ronald Isley.

In 2003, B2K filmed the millennial cult classic “You Got Served.” The star-studded cast included; IMx members Marques Houston and Jerome Jones, Steve Harvey, and actress Meagan Good. The film spawned a soundtrack, which included the single “Badaboom”, featuring rapper Fabolous. The single reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. B2K rounded the year off with a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Music group.

The magic they made on and off the stage could not prevent the group from disbanding as the members sought to pursue their solo careers. Since then, the fans have craved more of what they served in the 2000s. More than a decade later, and after long-awaited reunions and biopics from figures of hip-hop and R&B’s golden years, like Tupac, Guy, RBRM, and Xscape – the ‘90s and early 2000s are primed for reflection and a reunion tour from B2K is right on time.

“The Pandemonium continues! Adds, Damuer H. Leffridge, Managing Partner, Blvd. Music. The undeniable and highly desired reunification of B2K is finally here! Realigning the guys was nothing short of magical. We’re excited to make this tour happen for the fans. On behalf of Boog and the team at Blvd. Music, we’re thrilled to announce that the fans relentless petition for a reunion has not gone unheeded. Through collaborative efforts B2K answered the call. The stage has been set, the journey continues, PLEASE get ready for the triumphant return of B2K.”

Fans can expect to hear the group’s biggest hits as they perform together for the first time in over a decade. For full concert details, including ticketing outlets, visit www.gsquaredevents.com.

 

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BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2019 – 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FEATURING PATTI LABELLE – APRIL 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, December 17, 2018

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2019

25 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

FEATURING

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – APRIL 27, 2019


(RALEIGH, NC) – Radio One Raleigh is excited to announce that Women’s Empowerment will celebrate its 25 Anniversary on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh

Over the past twenty-five years, Women’s Empowerment has built a legacy of excellence by celebrating the heritage, culture, impact and influence of African-American women. Past participants have included: Angela Bassett, Iyanla Vanzant, Robin Roberts, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson and many more. 

This year’s theme “Preserving Our Legacy” will speak to the legacy that African-American women have built for themselves, their children, community and the world. Throughout the event, multiple speakers, panelists, forums and seminars will educate attendees on the importance of building and preserving their legacies.

The legendary Anniversary. Ms. LaBelle will also grace the main stage at Women’s Empowerment to share her story of how she’s built and preserving her legacy.

As a singer and actress, Anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Show and this year’s theme of “Preserving Our Legacy” is more relevant today than ever.”

Tickets for the 25 Anniversary Women’s Empowerment will go on sale to the general public

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LIT AF TOUR STARRING YOUR HOST MARTIN LAWRENCE COMING TO RALEIGH – DECEMBER 15

LIT AF TOUR

STARRING YOUR HOST MARTIN LAWRENCE

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, 19 MORE DATES ADDED

Saturday, December 15 – PNC Arena

MARTIN AND HIS FIRE LINEUP OF COMEDIANS – DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Michael

Blackson, Jay Pharoah, Deon Cole, Bruce Bruce, Adele Givens, Clayton Thomas and Benji Brown –

EXTEND THE LIT AF TOUR THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR

*lineup varies by city

BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK ANNOUNCE THE MIXTAPE TOUR COMING TO RALEIGH – JULY 7 @ The PNC Arena

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 8, 2018

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK-ANNOUNCE

THE MIXTAPE TOUR

 WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS SALT-N-PEPA, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON

AND NAUGHTY BY NATURE

 RELEASE NEW TRACK

80s BABY

FEATURING ALL TOUR ACTS:

SALT-N-PEPA, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, DEBBIE GIBSON & TIFFANY

 

Tickets On Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, October 12

 

American Express® Presale Begins Tomorrow

 

(RALEIGH, NC) – Today New Kids On The Block, the multiplatinum selling pop super-group, unveiled an epic lineup for their highly anticipated 2019 tour. NKOTB took to the Today Show plaza to reveal The MixTape Tour with very special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. The five iconic pop and hip-hop acts will hit the road together for the first time ever on a 53-city tour across North America next summer including PNC Arena in Raleigh on July 7.

 Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Oct. 12 at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.local time through Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. local time.

 To celebrate the event, NKOTB surprised fans by dropping an epic, throwback track, “80s Baby” featuring their new touring partners, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. The track takes listeners on a nostalgic yet refreshingly modern and fun ride through 80s song references and fresh verses—just a small glimpse into the party that will be The MixTape Tour. Stream the songHERE. 

 With over 100 million combined records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson will fill arenas with hit after hit when they take to the stage next summer. Always upping the ante, NKOTB have packaged the ultimate lineup for a once in a lifetime live show experience. The group will return to the stage after 2018’s touring hiatus to perform fan favorite number one hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”. When tour mates Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Naughty by Nature hit the stage, they bring with them top chart hits and legendary catalogues to keep fans out of their seats all night. The tour is sure to be one of the can’t miss events of the summer featuring an unforgettable night full of smashes spanning across generations.

 NKOTB made the announcement on the heels of their SOLD OUT Apollo Theater show celebrating the 30thanniversary of their hit packed, breakout album “Hangin’ Tough.” The special one night only engagement sold out within minutes of the on-sale and saw NKOTB gracing Harlem’s famed Apollo stage for the first time since they debuted “Please Don’t Go Girl” at the Apollo’s notoriously tough amateur night. The career defining album, “Hangin’ Tough” produced hits like “Please Don’t Go Girl,” “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”, “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”, and “Cover Girl.”  The crowd erupted when the band confirmed on stage that “Hangin’ Tough” will get a special anniversary re-issue in early 2019 with new, never been released music. 

 Produced by Live Nation, The MixTape Tour will embark on its three month journey beginning May 2 in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more, before wrapping July 14 in Hollywood, FL. 

 For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR The 2018 AOC FESTIVAL – f/ MAXWELL, ERYKAH BADU, NAS, ANTHONY HAMILTON, DWELE AND MORE!!!

Get Your Tickets For

The 2018 Art Of Cool Festival

f/ MAXWELL, ERYKAH BADU, NAS, ANTHONY HAMILTON

AND MORE!!!

For Tix Goto: www.aocfestival.com

 

LIVE NATION – MLH announcement

Due to unforeseen production issues, we are unable to bring The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to Charlotte, NC on July 25, 2018 and Raleigh, NC on July 26, 2018. All tickets purchased will be refunded at point of purchase.  Tickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded.

Blackopps Entertainment Press Release – MICHAEL STRAHAN TO HEADLINE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2018 – APRIL 14

BLACKOPPS  ENTERTAINMENT

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, February 06, 2018
MICHAEL STRAHAN TO HEADLINE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2018
 
PNC ARENA – APRIL 14
 
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, FEB. 8 AT 10AM
(RALEIGH, NC) – Radio One Raleigh announced today that Michael Strahan will deliver the keynote address at the 24th annual Women’s Empowerment Expo on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
In 1994, Women’s Empowerment was created and designed to enhance the lives of African-American women by addressing issues that specifically impact their health, relationship and overall lifestyle.
The two-time Emmy winner and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan currently co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America” and serves as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday.” Now airing in its second season, Strahan hosts the top-rated primetime game show favorite “$100,000 Pyramid” on ABC, produced by SMAC Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.
From 2012-2016, Strahan co-hosted the top-rated, nationally syndicated entertainment talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.” Strahan and co-host Kelly Ripa were the co-winners of the 2015 and 2016 Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.” In addition, Strahan was nominated for a 2014 Sports Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst.”
In 2015, Strahan released his best-selling book, “Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life,” which includes personal stories and motivational advice to inspire readers to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions. The paperback edition was released in October 2016.
Tickets for Women’s Empowerment 2018 go on sale Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster, the PNC Arena Box Office and by phone 800-745-3000.
 
Additional information can be obtained by calling (919) 848-9736.
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