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    • Ariana Grande Posts Teasers for New Song

      Republic RecordsAriana Grande offered her fans a new taste of her upcoming album, My Everything, on Wednesday.

      She uploaded to Instagram two brief teasers of the track “Be My Baby,” featuring DJ Cashmere Cat. The sneak peeks came in the form of videos filmed at a show where the song was played by Cashmere Cat.

      Ariana has released two singles from My Everything: “Problem” and “Break Free.” The album drops August 25.

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    • Lorde’s Lollapalooza Performance Will Be Streamed Online

      ABC/Lou RoccoLorde is part of the opening-day lineup of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this weekend. If you can’t make it to Grant Park to check out her performance, you can still watch it online.

      Lorde’s set will stream on Lollapalooza.Redbull.tv and via the Red Bull TV app Friday at 7 p.m. Central time. At 8:30 p.m., you’ll be able to tune in to a performance by Zedd.

      On Sunday at 3:15 p.m., you can see fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s side project, Bleachers.

      The complete live-stream schedule is posted on Lollapalooza.com.

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    • Eminem & Rihanna Prepare for Their Monster Tour

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      Eminem and Rihanna are gearing up for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, which will visit Slim Shady’s hometown of Detroit, among other places. Following Rih’s tweet last week about loving her tour band, Eminem has shared a photo of himself and Rih Rih during rehearsals.

      In the Instagram picture, a stone-faced Eminem poses next to the singer who is sitting next to a keyboard — both are wearing causal outfits and fitted caps.

      The duo are scheduled to begin their short outing at Pasadena, California’s Rose Bowl on August 7 and wrap up at Detroit’s Comerica Park on August 23. Tickets are still available for select dates. Visit Eminem.com for all the information.

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    • Taylor Swift to Perform on the MTV Video Music Awards

      Image Courtesy Ash Newell/13 ManagementTaylor Swift isn’t a nominee for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, but she’s reportedly been tapped to perform at the show.

      E! Online is reporting that Taylor is planning something “explosive” for the VMAs, though it’s unclear what that entails. However, its source states that Taylor will not be collaborating with another artist.

      Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Usher were named to the performance lineup earlier this month.

      The ceremony will be held August 24 in Los Angeles. Beyonce has the most nominations of any artist, with eight.

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    • 5 Seconds of Summer Announces 2015 Tour; Tops “Billboard” 200 Album Chart

      Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC5 Seconds of Summer is currently touring North America with One Direction, but next summer they plan to launch their own headlining trek.

      The Australian band has announced the Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour, which will see them visit 30 cities across the United States and Canada. The tour will begin July 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, and will conclude about two months later in West Palm Beach, Florida.

      Tickets will go on sale to the public August 9 on LiveNation.com, but Citi card members will have access to a pre-sale beginning August 5.

      The announcement of 5 Seconds of Summer’s 2015 tour comes amid news that their self-titled debut album has topped the Billboard 200 album chart. It sold 259,000 copies for the week ending Sunday.  Billboard notes that it’s the third-biggest debut so far in 2014, and the most successful debut for a group since 2006, when Daughtry moved 304 thousand copies of their self-titled disc.

      Here are the announced tour dates for 5 Seconds of Summer’s 2015 tour. Additional shows will be announced in the near future:

      7/17/15 — Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Event Center
      7/18/15 — Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
      7/20/15 — Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
      7/22/15 — Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
      7/24/15 — Seattle, WA, Key Arena
      7/25/15 — Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena
      7/27/15 — Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
      7/29/15 — Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
      7/31/15 — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
      8/1/15 — Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
      8/4/15 — Louisville, KY  KFC Yum! Center
      8/5/15 — Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
      8/7/15 — Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
      8/8/15 — Houston, TX,  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
      8/19/15 — Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
      8/21/15 — Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
      8/22/15 — Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Pavilion
      8/23/15 — Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
      8/25/15 — Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
      8/28/15 — Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
      8/29/15 — Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Pavilion Stadium
      8/30/15 — Holmdel, NJ , PNC Bank Arts Center
      9/1/15 — Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
      9/4/15 — Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
      9/5/15 — Hartford, CT, Xfinity Theatre
      9/6/15 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
      9/7/15 — Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
      9/9/15 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
      9/12/15 — Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
      9/13/15 — West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre

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