Quick Hits: Eminem & Rihanna, Usher / Summerfest, Outside Lands Festival, Pitbull, Paul McCartney, Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
April 8, 2014
Before Eminem and Rihanna hit the road together for a handful of dates dubbed The Monster Tour this summer, the duo will perform at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Em and Rih Rih will be gracing the stage this Sunday for their first performance of "The Monster," the hit single from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The duo joins previously announced performers twenty one pilots with their new single "Car Radio," and Ellie Goulding and Zedd, who will join forces to perform "Beating Heart" and "Find You."
Usher will headline a night of Milwaukee's Summerfest, set for the weeks of June 25-29 and July 1-6. Usher with special guest Bebe Rexha will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, July 6. This is the ninth major show slated for Summerfest 2014, following acts like Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, New Order, Rise Against, Ray LaMontagne, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Nas, Outkast, Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue with Alice Cooper, FallOut Boy and Paramore.
San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival has announced this year's lineup, and it boasts Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Tegan & Sara, Haim, Spoon, Chromeo, Lykke Li, TiŽsto, Capital Cities, Chvrches, Grouplove, and many more. The seventh annual event will once again take place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from August 8 to 10. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m. PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com.
Pitbull has released his World Cup song, "We Are One (Ole, Ola)." The official song, which teams Pitbull with JenniferLopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, is out today in advance of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil album. The album will be released May 12 and will also feature tracks from Shakira, Ricky Martin, Sergio Mendes, The Isley Brothers and Baha Men.
Sir Paul McCartney will resume his Out There Tour with another leg of American tour dates in 2014, visiting cities in which he has rarely or never played. Only two U.S. dates have been announced so far: June 19 in New Orleans and June 26 in Louisville. According to McCartney's official site, more dates will be announced.
Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd will team up for 10 co-headline shows this summer. The excursion begins on July 10 in Bangor, ME and will end on July 25 in Clarkston, MI.