Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Christina Perri, William Orbit & Queen, Ray LaMontagne, Echosmith
August 5, 2014


From L to R: Jonathan Lamy, RIAA EVP of Communications;
Michele Ballantyne, RIAA EVP of Government and
Industry Relations; Mitch Glazier, RIAA Sr. EVP;
Justin Timberlake; Liz Kennedy, RIAA Director,
Communications and Gold & Platinum Program;
Timberlake Manager Johnny Wright. Photo Credit: Kari Sellards
The RIAA presented RCA Records artist Justin Timberlake with a Gold & Platinum award celebrating more than eight million album and single certification for the The 20/20 Experience project. The presentation took place in Baltimore as part of JT's 20/20 Experience World Tour. The U.S. tour is set to wrap on August 12 in Los Angeles before Timberlake heads over seas for a slate of shows in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He'll be back on the road in the States starting on November 20 in Portland, OR.

Christina Perri will perform her new song "Burning Gold" on this week's episode of the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance, set to air Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Following that appearance, Perri will hit the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles for a very special live stream event, set for this Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m. PT. Perri is preparing to go on the road as special guest on OneRepublic's Native Summer Tour, starting August 19 in Atlanta. From there, Perri will join forces with Demi Lovato for the next North American leg of her world tour, kicking off September 6 in Baltimore.

British producer William Orbit is working with Queen on an album that will include previously unheard tracks featuring the vocals of late frontman Freddie Mercury. Orbit, who produced songs for Madonna on Ray Of Light and MDNA, wrote on Twitter: "Am definitely working with QUEEN. Amazing songs. That's all I'm saying 4 now. Watch this space." Guitarist Brian May recently spoke about the album in an interview with BBC Radio, explaining that it will likely be called Queen Forever and will surface by year's end.

Ray LaMontagne will continue his Supernova tour in the fall with a new leg starting on October 10 in Paso Robles, CA. The run will conclude on November 12 at New York City's Beacon Theatre. After supporting Ray on tour this summer, The Belle Brigade will return as the supporting act for the Supernova fall leg as well.

Alt-pop band Echosmith has announced they will be joining American Authors on this fall's Honda Civic Tour, a three-week trek kicking off October 1 in Reno, NV. Following that run, the band will headline a handful of shows on the east coast and Midwest.




 
Music News
The Weeknd Tops Billboard Music Award Winners
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Enthuses On The Who's Still-Thriving Music Career, As Well As Their Charitable Efforts
Quick Hits: Leona Lewis, The Strokes, Cold War Kids
Quick Hits: Teen Choice Awards, Bon Jovi, The Killers
Quick Hits: Eminem, Mariah Carey, Red Nose Day TV Special, My Morning Jacket, The Tragically Hip
Drake Stays at #1, Meghan Trainor Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Ramones
Drake Leads Nominees For 2016 BET Awards
Quick Hits: Adele, Fifth Harmony, Life is Beautiful festival, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Chevelle, Rage Against The Machine / Prophets of Rage, 3 Doors Down, Make America Rock Again tour
Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More Headlining Billboard Hot 100 Festival
Quick Hits: MuchMusic Awards, Guns N' Roses / Lenny Kravitz / Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Riot Fest
Puff Daddy Takes Bad Boy Reunion on the Road
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Houston Open Air, The Temper Trap, High Elevation Rock Festival, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Lou Reed
Drake Stays Atop Billboard 200, Radiohead Debut at #3
Breaking News
KSSX/San Diego Flips to Rhythmic CHR as JAMíN 95.7
On-Air Moves at Entercom-San Francisco
Universal Music Group Acquires Digital Agency Fame House
Cherrytree Records Partners With ADA
In Brief - May 27, 2016
May 26, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Dimick as VP/Programming Operations
Universal Music Group Appoints Gautam Srivastava to EVP, Human Resources
Intergr8 Research: Which Hits Shazam Can Help You Spot Early
Beasley Broadcast Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
In Brief - May 26, 2016
May 25, 2016
Nielsen Insights: Their Generation
NAB Statement on Court Ruling on Media Ownership Rules
Republic Records Celebrate DNCE Going Double Platinum
May 24, 2016
iHeartMedia Wins Legal Battle
Spotify's Losses Increase As Revenues Grow Faster
Pierre Bouvard: The TV Upfront: History, 2016 issues, and What It Means For Radio
United Stations Adds Sammy Hagar's Radio Show
May 23, 2016
Columbia Records Announces Jennifer Frommer As Head of Its Creative Agency
iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Heats Up Miami
National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees
Shelley Wade Named Afternoon Host at KMYI (Star 94.1)/San Diego
Spotify's Family Plan Gets An Upgrade
May 20, 2016
eQB NOW
May 19, 2016
Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to SVP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
FMQB NOW

John Mayer
PD, WFLZ/Tampa

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!