Celine Dion To Perform Nyc Concert For Superfans


Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celine Dion to perform NYC concert for superfans Haley Blum, USA TODAY 2:40 p.m. EDT October 11, 2013 The free Pandora-sponsored show in New York City will celebrate her new album, ‘Loved Me Back to Life.’ Celine Dion performs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, 2013. (Photo: ClEment Allard, AP) SHARE 231 CONNECT 25 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE If you’re 21 or older, live in the tri-state area, have added a Celine Dion station on Pandora and consider yourself a passionate fan of the Canadian singer you may be in luck. Internet radio Pandora is bringing Dion to New York City’s Edison Ballroom on Oct. 29 for a special show in its Pandora Presents series. The concert, in anticipation of Dion’s upcoming album, Loved Me Back to Life, is free. The catch? You need to meet the qualifications above in order for Pandora to consider handing you an invitation. The Pandora Presents series gives out concert tickets to intimate shows around the country to fans who have “demonstrated an affinity for the identified artist” through their use of online streaming service. Not a 21-year-old Dion superfan who lives in or around New York? There’s still hope for you if you want to see the diva sing live.

Concert review: Pearl Jam hits Pittsburgh like a lightning bolt

Pearl Jam, lead by Eddie Vedder, kicked off its world tour at Consol Energy Center Friday night.

Matt Freed/Post-Gazette Eddie Vedder leads Pearl Jam at Consol Energy Center Friday night. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette Eddie Vedder, left, leads Pearl Jam at Consol Energy Center Friday night. Click image to enlarge Tweet By Scott Mervis/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The lights went down in Consol Energy Center at 8:21 — almost an hour after the ticket time — and with the live premiere of the pensive new song “Pendulum,” the Lightning Bolt Tour was on. Having rehearsed on it all week, Pearl Jam was well acquainted with the Consol stage and everything to be played on it, and tonight, it was time to christen Pearl Jam’s first full U.S. tour since 2010 and first concert in Pittsburgh since 2006. Set list Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town Lightning Bolt Rockin’ in the Free World Yellow Ledbetter “I was starting to get nervous about our first gig,” Eddie Vedder said at one point, “and I happened to be talking to Bruce Springsteen, and he said, ‘Aw [expletive], it’s in Pittsburgh, it’s going to be a smoking crowd.” True to form, it was a high-energy, high-spirited, nearly 30-song Springsteen-style marathon from Eddie and the boys, who made it feel like they were FROM Pittsburgh. Pearl Jam had teased a few new songs in a pair of shows this summer — one at Wrigley Field, one in London, Ontario — but this was the live debut for many of the tunes from “Lightning Bolt.” Although it doesn’t come out until Tuesday, it was streamed on iTunes this week, so the Pearl Jam faithful were prepared. When he sang “Pendulum” in his rich baritone, drawing out that great line “Easy come, easy go/easy left me long ago,” there was already a spark of recognition. The band is obviously proud of this one, and with good reason. When they powered through the title track and the breakneck single “Mind Your Manners,” they already sounded like songs from a future “greatest hits” collection. They were paired with the furious “Animal” as an easy compare and contrast to older days. Of course, Pearl Jam is just as effective, or more so, in the mid-tempo zone, making songs like “Nothingman,” “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in Small Town” and “Faithfull” sing-along celebrations.

Robin Thicke, Drake and others to Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert on Dec. 6

The Recording Academy confirmed the news of these acts on Wednesday and viewers can expect other acts as well as they are yet unannounced. The show will be broadcast in 5.1 surround sound and HDTV on CBS from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT. The event is coming back to Los Angeles after a brief stretch in Nashville and will announce the nominations in several categories for this year’s Grammys. After the telecast, Thicke is stated to hold a special concert for the in-house guests. Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Robin Thicke had a great year. “Nothing Was The Same” by Drake debuted straight at the top spot of Billboard 200 albums chart and sold around 658,000 copies. Macklemore and Lewis too had a fabulous year with their 2012 album “Heist” that achieved the platinum status. “Blurred Lines” by Thicke is considered as one of the biggest hits this year. Country man Keith Urban’s “Fuse” went to the top of Billboard ‘s chart last month. Ken Elrich is the executive producer of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!