Dear Electric Zoo Family,
It is with a broken heart that we deeply regret to inform you that, despite our tireless efforts and round-the-clock commitment, we have made the painful decision to cancel the first day of Electric Zoo.
This year has presented unparalleled challenges for everyone. The global supply chain disruptions have impacted industries worldwide, and, sadly, our beloved festival has not been immune. These unexpected delays have prevented us from completing the construction of the main stage in time for Day 1.
The Press Release:
Organizers of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York have announced the postponement of the 2023 event. The decision to regroup comes after a 10-year run for what has become a major outdoor, family event and a staple of summer fun in southeastern Queens.
“We are committed to delivering an affordable wholesome family event at the highest level for our patrons, sponsors, and other stakeholders,” stated Eddy Edwards, Managing Partner of Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, LLC, promoters of the event in association with VP Records. “We have worked each year to improve on what’s already been achieved and will use this time to improve our future events.”
Fans are invited to enjoy a ‘Jerk’ filled experience at the Florida Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Miramar Regional Park. Details will be released in the coming weeks through our social media channels and the festival’s website www.jerkfestival.com
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Sorry to help share along the sad news to anyone in the readership who attends this event but since its always a popular calendar entry for “The Chronicles” I figured that I should share along the press release that I got when I inquired about an event for this year. I’ve never actually attended this one since Queens can be such a hike for me, but I do love some spicy eats and maybe a visit is in my future for the next time around. That’s all I have on this one. I will make mention that there is very likely this kind of cuisine at the Queens Night Market which has begun on the weekends over in Flushing Meadows Corona Park if you feel like checking that out. It sounds interesting for me as well, but is a really long ride via the MTA from my neck of the woods. Thanks for reading, please stay safe out there.
The Press Release:
Today, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and global pop icon P!NK releases her highly anticipated ninth studio album, TRUSTFALL, out now via RCA Records.
Featuring the hit singles “Never Gonna Not Dance Again” and “TRUSTFALL,” as well as her latest release, “When I Get There,” TRUSTFALL marks some of P!NK’s most vulnerable and exhilarating work yet. Featuring collaborations with Chris Stapleton, The Lumineers, and First Aid Kit, as well as tapping notable songwriters and producers Max Martin, Shellback, Greg Kurstin, FRED, Billy Mann, and more, TRUSTFALL is an exploration of the highs and lows of uncertainty, freedom, and letting go.
To celebrate the album, P!NK will make special appearances next week on NBC’s TODAY and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on February 21, followed by a show takeover special on The Drew Barrymore Show airing February 27.
“This might be the album I’m most proud of,” says P!NK. “Get in your coziest pair of sweats, grab yourself an hour of self-care, and start on track one. Two ingredients needed: tissues and dance shoes.”
In tandem with its release, P!NK has also announced The TRUSTFALL Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 14-city tour kicks off on October 12 making stops at arenas across North America, including a date at Madison Square Garden in New York. The fall tour will follow P!NK’s previously announced 2023 Summer Carnival Stadium Tour, which will mark her highly-anticipated return to touring with special guests Brandi Carlile and 2022 Hall of Fame inductees Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on select dates. GROUPLOVE and KidCutUp will be special guests across all tour dates.
TICKETS:? Tickets for The TRUSTFALL Tour will be available starting with Citi and Verizon presales (more details below) beginning Tuesday, Feb 21. The general onsale for The TRUSTFALL Tour will start Friday, Feb 24 at 10AM local time on LiveNation.com. Tickets for 2023 Summer Carnival Stadium Tour are also on sale now at LiveNation.com.
Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, access to the pre-show reception, limited edition lithograph, P!NK carpet entry and photo op & more. For more information, visit vipnation.com.
PRESALES: ?Citi is the official card of P!NK’s TRUSTFALL Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tues., Feb. 21 at 10 AM local time until Thurs., Feb. 23 at 10 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.?
Verizon will offer an exclusive presale for The TRUSTFALL Tour in the U.S through Verizon Up. Customers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Tues., Feb. 21 at 10 AM local time until Thurs., Feb. 23 at 10 PM local time. For more details, visit?Verizon Up.
The Tour Dates:
Oct 12 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Oct 14 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Oct 17 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Oct 20 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Oct 25 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Oct 27 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Nov 01 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Nov 04 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov 07 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Nov 08 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Nov 11 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Nov 12 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Nov 14 – Miami, FL – Miami-Dade Arena
Nov 18 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
GROUPLOVE + KidCutUp on all dates
SUMMER CARNIVAL TOUR DATES (SUMMER 2023):
Jul 24 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
Jul 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park^
Jul 31 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park!
Aug 01 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park!
Aug 03 – New York, NY – Citi Field^
Aug 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park^
Aug 07 – Washington DC – Nationals Park!
Aug 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field!
Aug 12 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field!
Aug 14 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field!
Aug 16 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park^
Aug 19 – Fargo, ND – FARGODOME^
Aug 21 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field^
Sep 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^
Sep 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^
Sep 22 – Nashville, TN – GEODIS Park^
Sep 25 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome^??
Sep 27 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park^
Sep 29 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field^
Oct 03 – San Diego, CA – Snapdragon Stadium^
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium!
Oct 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium^
Oct 09 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field^
^ with Brandi Carlile |?! with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo |?GROUPLOVE + KidCutUp on all dates
About P!NK: Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released 9 studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 60 million albums equivalents worldwide, 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four?at #1) and has sold out arenas all over the world.? In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy?Awards?(twenty-one?nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, seven?MTV Video Music Awards including the 2017 Vanguard Award recipient, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013, and received The Brits Outstanding Contribution To Music Award in 2019 (the first international artist to receive this honor.) Also in 2019 she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.? Most recently, in 2021 P!NK was Billboard Music Award’s Icon Recipient.
Her last studio effort Hurts 2B Human marked her third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart as well as debuted at #1 in 8 other countries. The first single, “Walk Me Home” marks P!NK 10th #1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay chart and extends her record for the most at this format across all solo acts. The track along with “Can We Pretend” scored P!NK her 6th and 7th #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart. At the end of 2019, P!NK wrapped her highly acclaimed Beautiful Trauma World Tour where she played over 156 shows in 18 countries ultimately selling over 3 million tickets worldwide. The tour is the 10th highest grossing tour in Billboard’s Boxscore history, the biggest tour for a woman in over a decade, and she received Billboard’s Legend of Live Award in November 2019.
In 2021, P!NK released “Cover Me In Sunshine”, a duet with her daughter Willow Sage Hart. Also in 2021, her documentary P!NK: All I Know So Far was released to critical acclaim on Amazon Prime Video as well as her live music project All I Know So Far: Setlist.
P!NK?is a huge supporter of various charities, including: No Kid Hungry, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Planned Parenthood, REVERB,?Autism Speaks?and Human Rights Campaign, and she is an ambassador for UNICEF USA. ?
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Though I surely respect the musical impact Pink has achieved over the years, I cannot say that I’ve ever really followed her career and that’s more about my being overwhelmed with the day to day Rock and Metal scene I work for the PiercingMetal side of the fence. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t gladly check out one of the regional shows since both of these touring events will be making a stop in my own Metropolis over the summer and in the fall. That’s all I’ve got to say about this one but wrapping it up I wonder what you out there in the readership think about it. Feel free to chime in down below in the comments if you have something topical to add to the mix. See you next time, please keep safe out there.
The Press Release:
Today, Madonna announced Madonna: The Celebration Tour, in an iconic viral video with a wink to her groundbreaking film Truth or Dare. The video (I’ve embedded it down below for easy appreciation) features notable names such as Diplo, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Lil Wayne, Bob The Drag Queen, Kate Berlant, Larry Owens, Meg Stalter, Eric Andre and culminates with Amy Schumer daring the global superstar to go on tour and perform her four decades of mega hits. Madonna, the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time, rises to the challenge announcing The Celebration Tour which will be highlighting her unmatched catalog of music from the past 40 plus years.
Produced by Live Nation, the 35-city global tour will kick off in North America on Saturday, July 15th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and more before making its way to Europe where she will hit 11 cities throughout the fall, including London, Barcelona, Paris, and Stockholm, among others. The Celebration Tour will wrap in Amsterdam, NL on Friday, December 1st at Ziggo Dome. Continue reading Madonna Announces “The Celebration Tour” For 2023→
The Press Release:
The Discover Boating New York Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, docks at the Javits Center January 25-29, 2023, inviting boaters and newcomers alike to escape the cold and plunge into summer fun. Experience the best of the boat life with cooking and cocktail demos by award-winning chefs and cocktail experts, a new indoor paddle sports pool, and the biggest selection of new boats and marine gear in the tri-state area.