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Promoter John Meglen Talks Chris Young Tour, Ticket Pricing

Chris Young, who just kicked off his “Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” Jan. 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, has sold out the first North American leg of the tour according to Concerts West Co-CEO John Meglen, who notes that the AEG Presents partner doesn’t only do Rolling Stones, Celine Dion and Roger Waters-sized tours.

Vince Staples

Pop music and culture have clearly shifted toward rap and hip-hop in recent years, and one prime example is Vince Staples, who blends hip-hop with danceable, electronic and experimental elements for a sound that resonates with young fans and critics alike. The 24-year-old North Long Beach native’s wide appeal was clear early, and Coachella festival co-founder and Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett was ahead of the game.

Movie Tickets Down, Prices Up In 2017

The number of movie tickets sold decreased in 2017, but revenues were partially offset by increasing prices, according to data from the National Association of Theatre Owners. 

Steve "Grizzly" Nesbitt Dies

Steve “Grizzly” Nesbitt, former drummer for Grammy-winning reggae band Steel Pulse, died suddenly Jan. 18 of unknown causes. 

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