Live Nation – The Formation World Tour Miami Launch Reveals Massive Show And Earns Critical Acclaim

7 ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN DATES CONFIRMED FOR LOS ANGELES, EAST RUTHERFORD, SANTA CLARA, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, ATLANTA & PHILADELPHIA NASHVILLE RESCHEDULED DATE CONFIRMED

Beyoncé slays on Formation tour’s opening night in Miami Pop music icon successfully magnifies her emotions to a larger-than-life size in her wildly entertaining, impeccably choreographed opening night for The Formation Tour in Miami. Miami Herald

Beyoncé: The Formation tour review – defiant, victorious and glorious The Guardian *****

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –Beyoncé’s The Formation World Tour launched last Wednesday in Miami and fans and media alike have been blown away by Queen B’s performance, songs and set. Fans are treated to 30 plus songs including debut performances of “Sorry”, “Hold Up”, “Daddy Lessons” and “Freedom” from her recent release Lemonade as well as power hits “Run The World (Girls)”, “Drunk In Love”, “Single Ladies” and more. Massive video screens rotate and resonate, pyro explodes, and everyone experiences the stunning imagery.

THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR MIAMI LAUNCH REVEALS MASSIVE SHOW AND EARNS CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Due to demand, Live Nation and Parkwood Entertainment have confirmed an additional seven North American Concert dates will follow the European tour leg in September and October. A third New York area performance has been announced for September 7th in Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium followed by a second LA show at Dodger Stadium on September 14th. Second shows have been added in Santa Clara, Houston, Atlanta and Philadelphia and a new show confirmed in New Orleans on September 24th. Tickets for all performance go on sale Friday, May 13. Also announced today, the rescheduled Nashville concert at Nissan Stadium will take place on October 2nd. Tickets for the previously scheduled May 5 performance will be honored at the door. Complete itinerary follows.

Beyhive members will have an opportunity to purchase advance tickets starting Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. American Express ® Card Members can purchase before the general public tickets Friday, May 6th at 10:00 am local time through Wed. May 11 at 5:00 pm local time.

“American Express has a longstanding relationship with Beyoncé and we are thrilled to partner with her again for the upcoming The Formation World Tour,” said Walter Frye, Vice President, Global Experiential Marketing, American Express. “We are proud to bring our Card Members around the world closer to Beyoncé – a global icon and an artist we know they love – with access to purchase tickets for her tour before the general public.”

True to her life’s work of always giving back, Beyoncé has named three charities as global partners for The Formation World Tour. The alignment with the three organizations is designed to show fans how easy it is to give back, be involved in their communities, to be kind and at the core—to BeyGOOD. BeyGOOD was launched in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter World Tour as the charity umbrella for Beyoncé’s global charity initiatives. Millions received tangible help, employment, shelter and more on tour stops in North America, Australia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean as a direct effect of BeyGOOD’s efforts during this time.

United Way will have a presence on every tour stop on the North American leg of the tour.

CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen will have their online activation program for fans in select tour markets, including Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London. In addition, there are three signature charity events in three cities; Houston, TX, Compton, CA and Detroit, Michigan.

There are three simple ways fans can participate in helping others along The Formation World Tour: online, in-community and on-site.

  1. Online – CrowdRise is in partnership with United Way to support the Flint Water Crisis where fans can make a small donation and qualify for an opportunity to win VIP tickets.
  2. In Community – United Way to support issues specific to each local tour market.
  3. On-site – by signing up to become a Global Citizen, along with CHIME FOR CHANGE, fans will have a chance to win tickets and upgrades at select tour dates.

Additional information visit: Beyonce.com, BeyGOOD, globalcitizen/FormationTour & UnitedWay

To present her fans with the best possible experience at the concerts, Beyoncé has joined forces with THX® Ltd to provide the highest quality audio experience during THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR. THX has assessed, optimized and certified that the acoustic systems used at the concerts are without peer. With this association, concert-goers will get the best acoustic experience possible at any large-venue event.

FORMATION WORLD TOUR ITINERARY
NORTH AMERICA:
Wed. April 27 Miami, FL Marlins Park
Fri. April 29 Tampa Raymond James Stadium
Sun. May 1 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Tue. May 3 Raleigh, NC Carter-Finley Stadium
*NEW DATE BELOW Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
Sat. May 7 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Mon. May 9 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
Thu. May 12 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
Sat. May 14 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Mon. May 16 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
Wed. May 18 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
Fri. May 20 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium
Mon. May 23 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium
Wed. May 25 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Fri. May 27 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Sat. May 28 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Tue. May 31 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Fri. June 3 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
Sun. June 5 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Tue. June 7 Flushing, NY Citi Field
Wed. Jun 8 Flushing, NY Citi Field
Fri. June 10 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
Sun. June 12 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tue. June 14 Detroit, MI Ford Field
EUROPE:
Tue. June 28 Sunderland, UK Stadium of Light
Thu. June 30 Cardiff, UK Principality Stadium
Sat. July 2 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Sun. July 3 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Tue. July 5 Manchester, UK Emirates Old Trafford
Thu. July 7 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park
Sat. July 9 Dublin, IE Croke Park
Tue. July 12 Dusseldorf, DE Esprit Arena
Thu. July 14 Zurich, CH Letzigrund
Sat. July 16 Amsterdam, NE Arena
Mon. July 18 Milan, IT Stadio Meazza (San Siro)
Thu. July 21 Paris, FR Stade de France
Sun. July 24 Copenhagen, DK Parken
Tue. July 26 Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
Fri. July 29 Frankfurt, DE Commerzbank Arena
Sun. July 31 Brussels, BE Roi Boudoin
Wed. Aug. 03 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
EXTENSION
Wed. Sept. 7 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Wed. Sept. 14 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
Sat. Sept. 17 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
Thu. Sept. 22 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sat. Sept. 24 New Orleans, LA Mercedes Benz Superdome
Mon. Sept. 26 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Thu. Sept. 29 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
*Sun. Oct. 2 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium.

*The Nashville performance at Nissan Stadium previously scheduled for May 5th has been postponed to Sunday, October 2nd. Tickets for the previously scheduled performance will be honored at the door.

For complete tour and ticketing information, visit www.livenation.com and www.beyonce.com

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Parkwood Entertainment
Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, publicity and a newly formed record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014).

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

Heart 104.9fm lovely poster for Freedom day 27 April 2016

HEART 104.9fm on air photo of all the contributors big and small to celebrate Freedom day 2016
Our show airs every Saturday from 9-10am and is called on the couch or #OTC with Tapfuma Makina and Flapper

Play your way to France with KIA Champ into the Arena

–       South African launch of global amateur 5-a-side soccer tournament

–       One winning team to play in Champ into the Arena World Finals in France during UEFA Euro 2016 in July 2016

 

(DISCOVERY SOCCER PARK, Johannesburg) – In conjunction with its global partnership to FIFA and as one of the main sponsors of the 2016 UEFA EURO 2016™ in France, KIA Motors South Africa has successfully launched of the fifth instalment of its exciting annual KIA Champ into the Arena amateur football tournament.

 

Every four years, KIA distributors from all over the world host this exciting soccer tournament in their respective markets in search of the best amateur football team. The winning team from each country then moves on to the Champ into the Arena World Finals, where they get the opportunity to compete against the winning sides from other participating countries for the ultimate glory of being crowned global champions. With France as this year’s host country, one can expect to see participating nations such as Colombia, Chile, Peru, Jordan, North Iran, Brazil and Argentina competing.

 

The night time regional tournaments will consist of two tournaments per region with 16 teams competing per day for a place in the national final. Key tournament dates are 29 & 30 April at Discovery Soccer Park (Wanderers Club, Illovo) in Johannesburg, 13 & 14 May at Montague Action Indoor Arena (Montague Gardens) in Cape Town and 20 & 21 May at Stella Action Soccer Arena (Glenwood) in Durban. The national finals will be held at Discovery Soccer Park on 28 May. The tournament is for all players over the age of 18 with each team limited to entering six players (five players and one reserve).

 

“This tournament is certainly a highlight for us and moving the action into the evening will no doubt be more inviting for friends and families to join us and spur on the soccer spectacular,” says David Sieff, Marketing Director for KIA Motors South Africa. “The competitiveness, energy and high scoring games result in great crowds, significant entries and, most of all, fun for all those who come to enjoy the beautiful game. The standard of soccer is most impressive as not only does the winning team go on to represent KIA Motors South Africa, and indeed their country, during the finals in France, but they also benefit from a once in a lifetime hospitality experience, including the thrill of attending a match at EUFA EURO 2016™.”

 

Campaign ambassadors Moeneeb Josephs and Oupa Manyisa were present at the launch on 20 April 2016 at Discovery Soccer Park, along with coach of the winning KIA Champ into the Arena 2016 national team, Gavin Hunt. Hunt will fine tune the national winners in the weeks leading up to the global finals, ensuring that the team steps up their training, technical skills and execution.

 

“With a total of 180 action-packed matches to be played, we’re bound to see only the best of the best reach the national finals come 28 May,” says three-time PSL Championship winning coach, Gavin Hunt. “I am delighted to be the coach of the winning team as we prepare for the global finals in France – we certainly will take our duties most seriously as there’s no doubt that we can be very competitive.”

 

Adding additional spice to the events will be live local DJ’s from Soul Candi, including hugely popular house DJ Ricardo da Costa, at both the launch as well as the national final. Fans are also encouraged to visit KIA Motors Fourways on the morning of 23 April and partake in several fun football competitions. The winner will take home a once in a lifetime VIP local soccer experience.

 

Entries will close one week before each of the regional tournaments, with teams being notified of their places the Monday before the tournament. Teams that enter will go through a selection process to ensure that only the best teams in the country are on display for their chance to represent KIA South Africa in France. The tournament is expected to be oversubscribed so teams are encouraged to enter early should they fancy their chances.

 

The entry form is available online by clicking on the KIA Champ into the Arena banner on the KIA website (www.kia.co.za) or by visiting www.kiachamp.co.za. You can also follow the action online:

Like us on Facebook: KiaMotorsSA

Follow us on Twitter: @KiaMotorsSA

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/kiamotorssa

 

 

Good show this weekend -@Grandwest Arena

Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration Sat 7th May at Grand Arena GrandWest

South Africa’s songbirds entertain Mother’s on their Special Day

Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration

Smh promotions is proud to announce the inaugural Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebrations. Taking place at the Grand Arena GrandWest on Saturday 7 May 2016 will see the most exciting line up of SA’s true diva’s on one stage for one night only.

Headlining the Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration is none other than Cape Town’s very own Three Tons of Fun. Sthe, Michelle and Bee have created a musical legacy that after 9 years together sees no signs of slowing down. This trio creates a fun festive feel to any event they are involved in. The audience is automatically swept along on a journey of vibrancy and nostalgia with Three Tons of Fun belting out cover versions of beloved songs as well as original songs from their debut album “Larger than Life”.

Multiple awarding winning Diva Judith Sephuma joins the Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration stellar lineup. The diva who is best known for her critically acclaimed debut album “A Cry a Smile a Dance” has worked with both local and international artists the world over. The likes of Oliver Mtukudzi, Kenny G, Kabomo and Michael Bolton to name a few has all had the pleasure of working with this talented and versatile artist. Most recently she released her 6th jazz album “One Word” with a live band in Cape Town. This album has been described as being mind-blowing, capturing the evolution of a true artist.

Vicky Sampson will forever be remembered as the songstress who brought a continent together at the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup in 1996 with her iconic “African Dream”. She has continued to wow audience across the globe with her distinct voice and looking forward to entertaining the CT audiences once again.

Rounding off the Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebrations is the youngest winner of SA Idols 4th season Jody Williams, Cape Town diva Salome Johansen, runner up on SA’s got talent 2010 Maddy Abrahams and last but not least Cape Town pop sensation Can Skylark.

The end

Cape Town

Saturday 7 May 2016

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price: R165 – R250

Tickets on sale from Computicket – www.computickets.com

4 Young poets tackle 22 poems – 27 April 2.30pm at Centre for the Book

22 years into a democratic South Africa but what does freedom really mean?

4 young poets tackle this and other questions in this show.

3 of Cape Town’s premier poets in Kyle Louw, Sipho Kotobason Ndebele and Siphokazi Jonas share the stage with East London’s Akhona Sidlai.

This will be a feast of words and social commentary.

Come out and celebrate your freedom day with us.

Amazing press for last Mondays pop up performance in Cape Town with Hostix Mabuse

What a wonderful success Monday 18th April was with Sipho Hotstix Mabuse at 5pm
We as a team ( Derek Geddes ,Roesdien Jaz ,Marvin Leventhal ,Peter Lacey ,Razia Myers ,Zane Maqetuka ,Sam Roy ) and the band of course pulled of a fantastic pop up performance in Cape Town and we ended up on the front page of the Argus

Siphokazi Jonas the poet joined in along with Jason Skippers ,Germaine Leonard and Josh Prinsloo

We had poetry and Sipho doing 5 numbers including Redemption song Burn out and Shikisha

Kfm with Dion Bing came to take videos and CCTV under Rene Del Carme also filmed.

It was a glorious way to end Monday

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