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.




 
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