FUNNY AS ISH COMEDY TOUR
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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, November 13, 2018
“FUNNY AS ISH COMEDY TOUR”
WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST SOMMORE, EARTHQUAKE, DC YOUNG FLY, AND LAVELL CRAWFORD
PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – MARCH 15, 2019
Tickets On Sale Friday, Nov. 16
(RALEIGH, NC) – Comedian and actor Mike Epps will bring the “Funny as ish Comedy Tour” to PNC Arena in Raleigh on March 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Accompanying Epps is special guest host Sommore as well as Earthquake, DC Young Fly and Lavell Crawford.
Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. He recently wrapped the Amazon feature “Troup Zero” starring opposite Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan, and a Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” starring opposite Eddie Murphy. Epps can next be seen in the comedy “The Trap,” co-starring Tip “T.I.” Harris and produced by Epps under his NapTown productions along with Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere.
Epps will be joined on stage by some of the biggest names in comedy. Award-winning comedienne of “Chandelier Status” and special guest host for the evening, Sommore, has been featured in a number of hit films including “Soul Plane,” “Something New” and “Friday After Next.” She recently filmed an all-new self-produced comedy special, “A Queen With No Spades” that will air later this fall on Showtime. Comedian, actor and voice-artist, Earthquake entered America’s households on the classic run of BET’s “Comic View” and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” and the special series, “One Night Stand.” The “Comedian’s Favorite Comedian” currently hosts his own daily show “Quake’s House” on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio channel on SiriusXM. A comedian, actor, social media influencer, musician and podcast host, DC Young Fly has proven that innate comedic ability, abundant creativity, and a passion for generating laughter in others can be translated across multiple mediums. Originally having picked up traction for his hilarious videos on Vine, DC is a hands down fan-favorite amongst today’s generation, currently holding an overall deal with MTV/VH1. He is a veteran cast member of Nick Cannon’s “Wild ’N Out”, which is entering production for its 13th season, and has brought the humor to MTV’s “Total Request Live” as one of its main hosts. Comedian Lavell Crawford, who is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. TV and Film credits includes “Workaholics,” “Breaking Bad,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Baby’s Mama Drama,” “Beverlyhood” and more.
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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
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
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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, June 11, 2018
NICKI MINAJ AND FUTURE
ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING ‘NICKIHNDRXX’ TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FRIDAY, JUNE 15 AT WWW.NICKIHNDRXX.COM
(RALEIGH, NC) – Global hip-hop icons Nicki Minaj and Future announce they’ll be hitting the road together for the first time on their NICKIHNDRXX tour today.
The NICKIHNDRXX tour will be a can’t miss outing for fans of the hitmakers who dominate the modern hip-hop and mainstream charts. The multi-award winning artists are also known for their high energy performances of their chart-topping hits. Together, they are bound to bring the heat to the stage for an unforgettable night on this massive joint tour. The extensive outing will touch down in 50 cities across North America (produced by Live Nation) and Europe, kicking off September 21 in Baltimore, MD. It will include stops in major markets at iconic venues throughout Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, London, and more.
The NICKIHNDRXX Tour will play PNC Arena in Raleigh on October 14. Tickets for the North American dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card of the NICKIHNDRXX tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, June 14 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Additionally, Live Nation, Artist Merch, and ZEDGE pre-sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday June 14 until 10 p.m., all times local.
Upholding an unbreakable hot streak, Future just executive produced and curated the “Superfly” Official Soundtrack Album in addition to co-producing the film. The Atlanta hip-hop luminary and trendsetter is readying more new music for release very soon.
Minaj is set to release her anxiously awaited fourth full-length studio album “Queen” on August 10th.
For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.
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On Sale Now!!!
11:11 RNS WORLD TOUR
MAY 12, 2018
PNC ARENA, RALEIGH
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, February 06, 2018MICHAEL STRAHAN TO HEADLINE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2018PNC ARENA – APRIL 14TICKETS 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.# # #
Starring: GUY feat TEDDY RILEY
NEXT – 112, GINUWINE – JAGGED EDGE
March 16th 2018
@ PNC Arena Raleigh, NC
‘THE KEVIN HART IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR’
Kevin Hart will play PNC Arena in Raleigh on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12pm at LiveNation.com, the PNC Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster and by phone 800-745-3000.
Special Guests Monica, Tamar Braxton, Zonique,
and June’s Diary
LIVE @ PNC ARENA, RALEIGH
One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, Xscape, announced their first-ever headlining tour, “The Great Xscape Tour.” Answering the overwhelming demand of fans nationwide, Xscape—Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott—return to the stage to perform all of their memorable hits. Adding to the excitement, the group will be joined on tour by special guests, Monica, Tamar Braxton, Zonique, and June’s Diary
About “The Great Xscape Tour,” the group comments, “You asked for it! We had so much fun with y’all this summer that we decided to bring the party to cities across the U.S. We decided to do something very special and have our good friends Monica and Tamar Braxton join us! We are beyond excited to have them out with us for the ultimate girls night out show! This is the tour we’ve always wanted to do and we can’t wait to see you there!”
An escape into the world of a legendary, award-winning, multiplatinum R&B powerhouse, “The Great Xscape Tour” promises to be the ultimate night out. The set will draw from their three consecutive platinum albums—namely, “Hummin’ Comin’ At ‘Cha,” “Off the Hook” and “Traces of My Lipstick”—as it showcases their six top singles, including “Just Kickin’ It,” “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To” and more. The audience begged for this, and Xscape is delivering like only they can.
BLACKOPPS ENTERTAINMENT Press Release