Brantley Gilbert
Let it Ride Tour

Featuring Aaron Lewis
Special Guest Chase Bryant and Brian Davis

Continuing to build on an already stellar year, BRANTLEY GILBERT strikes another career high-mark with the GOLD-certification of  JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.). His third studio album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart, also scored the third highest album debut of the year with over 212,000 copies sold in the first week. Brantley’s latest project has already produced the Platinum-certified, #1 lead single “Bottoms Up,” whose music video has seen over 23 million views. Quickly climbing the Country airplay charts, the Top 20-and-rising follow-up, “Small Town Throwdown,” features labelmates JUSTIN MOORE and THOMAS RHETT.
Earlier this week, Brantley and his sidekick Sylo revealed dates and opening acts for the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR through a special video to the BG Nation. The announcement also included footage from the first part of the tour, showing fired-up performances from the multiple sold-out shows last spring. This round is set to kick off on September 19 in Austin, TX.  Aaron Lewis as direct support 9/19 through 10/25 and Tyler Farr as direct support 10/30 through 12/6. Chase Bryant will be opening all dates.

The Georgia native has racked up five #1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards and was named 2013 ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year. Brantley’s previous project, the PLATINUM-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced Platinum-certified #1 hit – “Country Must Be Country Wide” and Gold-certified #1 hit “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean as well as his own “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

All Bad Things Must Come To An End

“What a motley looking crew” was the remark that began the band we now know as Mötley Crüe.  After playing a show back in 1981, a friend used this remark to describe Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil’s newly formed band.  Although they originally considered the name Christmas, Mötley Crüe seemed to suit the artists better; they later made the decision to add the two sets of metal umlauts due to a German beer they were drinking at the time.  Now after 33 years of legendary music, the name Mötley Crüe is known everywhere.

Mötley Crüe’s farewell tour, “All Bad Things Must Come To An End,” will be the band’s ultimate retirement.  The band held a press conference in Hollywood announcing the tour, where they arrived in a hearse accompanied by their own R.I.P tombstones.  In the conference, Mötley Crüe revealed that they want to go out while they are still on top, and leave behind something they are proud of.  By signing a Cessation of Touring Agreement, they solidified that this will truly be the last tour for Mötley Crüe.  It is the death of a band, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have one last hurrah. 

The “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour kicked off last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will continue this Friday, July 11 at Wells Fargo Arena. It will be sad to see this band fade out into the distance, but we all know they aren’t going out without a bang.  Touring with rock icon Alice Cooper, the band’s performance is sure to be extravagant.

Although this will be the band’s last tour, they definitely will not be forgotten.  Jeff Tremaine is directing a film adaption of the band’s biography called The Dirt, which is scheduled to come out in 2015.  Along with that, Big Machine Records will release a Mötley Crüe country music tribute album sometime this summer.  Being able to see the band with their outrageous outfits, heavy makeup, and infamous sets will be forever gone as of 2015, so we think it is safe to say that the show this Friday, July 11 will be something you won’t want to miss.

Cher: Dressed to Kill Tour
Monday, June 9
Wells Fargo Arena

Luke Matthews from Star 102.5
Kurt’s Blog from Star 102.5:
Joe Lawler:

Cher proved yet again why she is so fabulous!
18 Trucks
13 Buses
1 Merchandise Truck
17 Songs Unbelievable Cher Songs
12 Outfit Changes
13,000+ in attendance
1 Epic Night
A special thanks to Creme Cupcakes for creating Cher and Cyndi Lauper themed cupcakes for our artist gift!

Cher: Dressed to Kill

Kicking off her tour in Phoenix, Arizona, the Goddess of Pop has returned once again! Cher is known for her extravagant stage performances and elaborate costumes but her Dressed to Kill tour is sure to top all the rest as it is labeled her “final” farewell tour. Throughout the years, Cher has stunned many with her wild, intricate, and some may even say, outlandish outfits. But with half a century of fame, how can Cher top some of the iconic ensembles that she has worn? Three outfits stand out among the rest and really make Cher the fashion icon that no one else had the guts to be.

The first being, Cher’s iconic white Cherokee ensemble that Cher appeared in in 1973 while performing her hit song, “Half-Breed.” The floor length headpiece was completely covered in feathers and appropriately matched the song as it was about a woman who was half white and half Cherokee.

Another stunning Cher outfit was in 1986 when Cher walked down the Red Carpet in a black Bob Mackie outfit. The all-black, sequin two-piece, in addition to the two foot tall feathered headpiece, made quite a statement and people couldn’t stop but admire. This outfit was worn to the Oscars in promotion of her recent film, The Mask. Although her picture was not nominated, Cher still became a legend when she strutted down the catwalk in this outfit.

The last being the black leotard that Cher took the stage on in 1989 for her video “If I Could Turn Back Time.” This revealing outfit showed off her body maybe a little bit too much as some stations had a problem airing the video due to a butterfly tattoo on Cher’s backside. But after 25 years Cher’s confidence has not been lowered as she manages to wear the same black sequin leotard she did in 1989 for her Dressed to Kill tour.

These are only three of the hundreds of breathtakingly unbelievable outfits Cher has worn that have made her the pop goddess that she is today. If Cher’s past styles are any indicator to what audience members can expect on June 9 at Wells Fargo Arena, she will be Dressed to Kill!

So, now the question to be asked is… What iconic outfit will she be wearing in Des Moines on Monday?