Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ft. Lauderdale, F

BB&T Center

– Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, October 22 At LiveNation.com –

 "Kanye West is a genius…he turned the concept of an arena concert upside down and presented a show unlike anything ever seen on such a large scale…In a year filled with some memorable large-scale concerts — from Metallica to Beyonce — West just may have topped them all.” - Twin Cities Pioneer Press

“A beautiful expression of fanaticism engineered by an artist who uses frenzy as paint…a minimalist, elaborately efficient way to deliver an arena show…Mr. West’s live-show innovation is the latest in a year full of them; a reconsideration of the top-down power dynamic of large-scale live concerts for the age of social-media intimacy and immediacy.” - The New York Times

“Groundbreaking…The floating stage is West's latest representation of his relationship with fans, and one of his most impressive…By eliminating a traditional stage, West redefines the hierarchy of accessibility…Saint Pablo's is a concept legitimately worth applauding.” - USA Today

“Awed by the impressive new set…you simply couldn't take your eyes off of him…Spectacle has always been the hallmark of West's many tours, seeking ways to show his audience something that they've never seen before. With his latest presentation, he's managed to up the ante once again and redefine what audiences might consider possible along the way.” - Rolling Stone

"Arena acts have long attempted to surmount the spatial barrier between themselves and their audiences. But catwalks and booms can’t begin to compete with a floating stage…disorienting, otherworldly, and immensely pleasing; the arena itself seemed to fade in and out of existence, everyone now part of a single pulsing organism…exhilarating.” -  Chicago Sun Times

“Onstage, he has few equals. There's immense power in the way he holds a crowd with just his own force of will.”  - Houston Chronicle

"He is walking artistic affect, a creative powerhouse who hits you with the greatest light show you've ever seen, then subtly punctuates it with just Ye. Being in the presence of a genius, little is needed to accompany an entrance or exit. It is felt, known, cheered, and then mourned. God bless Kanye West, God bless America.” - City Pages

LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2016)Kanye West has added a second leg to his critically-acclaimed SAINT PABLO TOUR.  The new round of dates, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will kick off on November 17  in San Jose, CA and will include over 20 shows throughout North America with dates scheduled in Denver, Houston,  Dallas, Washington DC and a New Year's Eve concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. 

 American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for the new dates before the general public beginning Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 am through Friday, October 21 at 10:00 pm.  Tickets for the new dates go on sale Saturday, October 22 at www.livenation.com.

 Kanye West adds another highlight to his amazing year – and another milestone to his legendary career  - as “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” goes #1 at Urban Radio this week. The 12th #1 urban record of Kanye’s career, and his first since 2012’s “Mercy,” ‘Father Stretch’ is steadily moving up the Top 10 at Rhythmic radio. Now, radio is buzzing about the next single from the universally acclaimed #1 album THE LIFE OF PABLO: “Fade.” Coming off an incredible video that premiered live at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, “Fade” has pushed into the Top 40 at pop radio and Top 20 at rhythm, continuing the ongoing buzz around THE LIFE OF PABLO as one of the albums of the year.



Tortuga Line-Up Announcement!

HUKA Entertainment announced the star-studded lineup for the Fifth Annual Tortuga Music Festival, country music’s biggest beach party.  Country superstars Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton are headlining its Fifth Year celebration.  The 2017 Tortuga Music Festival will take place Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Also performing with the headliners are: Multi-Platinum and award winning country legend Alan Jackson; Darius Rucker, whose albums have topped the Billboard Country charts and spun off numerous #1 singles; singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge, winner of a CMT “Performance of the Year” award; Dustin Lynch, who combines traditional influences and edgy intensity with what US Weekly has called one of Country’s Sexiest Men; popular live performers Slightly Stoopid, who describe their music as"a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk."; not your average Country Band Old Dominion, who combine old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit; singer/songwriter Maren Morris, who is nominated for 5 CMA Awards including Female Vocalist and Best Album; Granger Smith, named by Huffington Post as #5 on the list of the Top 20 Country Artists to Watch in 2016; Social Media sensation Kane Brown, whose first album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Country Album charts; Grammy Award winning Hip Hop artist Nelly; the dynamic stage show of Michael Ray, who combines both his current songs with traditional classic country; LOCASH, who have tasted the top of the charts as two of Nashville’s quickest-rising songwriters; Platinum artist Daya, with her rebellious Pop the NY Times says is one of the Top 10 Not To Be Missed. 

Rounding out the bill are: G Love & Special Sauce, Drake White & the Big Fire, Brett Young, Luke Combs, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Brooke Eden, High Valley, Steve Moakler, Delta Rae, Brandon Lay, Russell Dickerson, Ashley McBryde, Jon Langston, Jordan Davis, Marcus King Band, Quaker City Night Hawks, DJ Rock and DJ Bad Ash

See the full lineup & more information: www.TortugaMusicFestival.com

 Three Day General Admission ($229), VIP ($999) tickets, payment plans and travel packages are available at 7 A.M. EDT, Tuesday, October 18th. All Super VIP tickets sold out prior to today’s artist lineup announcement. This year, fans will have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets daily to get guaranteed front stage access to a new area in front of the Main Stage called “The Reef.” 

Tortuga Music Festival, produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment best known for their unique destination-location music festivals, features multiple stages with unparalleled VIP amenities including a swimming pool, viewing decks and cabanas— all set with the ocean as a backdrop.  Last year’s festival drew a record-breaking attendance of more than 90,000 fans from all over the world. Right in the center of the festivities is Rock The Ocean’s Conservation Village which educates and raises awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and supporting marine research and conservation, as well as protection of the festival’s namesake – sea turtles that nest annually along South Florida’s Atlantic seaboard. To this date more than $300,000 has been raised to support these efforts.