Get your front row seats: A Concert Guide

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer

The music industry is hopping and 2018 is bringing all your favorite artists to Massachusetts from there hottest CD’s, too their top of the chart songs, these tours around the world are the place to be and we are counting down with you. From Swifties to Lovatics we have all your favorites.

Taylor Swift, Reputation Concert Dates: Gillet Stadium, Foxborough, MA. July 26, 27, 28, 2018 Will you be my “End Game?” Taylor Swifts “Reputation Tour” is heading to Gillet Stadium for a three-night party.

Many fans feel that her Reputation CD is quite different then her past work and leaves fans excited to see her take the stage for favorites such as, “Gorgeous,” “End Game,” “Look What You Made Me Do” and more.

Although, the oldies are still goodies like “Shake It Off.” “I love Taylor’s old stuff and I was obsessed with ‘Look what you made me do’ when I first heard it, but I haven’t listened to the rest of the album yet,” said senior writing, rhetoric and communications major, Rachel Rodrigues.

“I think she’s really talented though and I think her concert will be good. She’s really grown as an artist.”

This is sure to be the concert of the Summer and her CD is the perfect homework buddy.

Demi Lovato, Tell Me Your Love Me Concert Dates: TD Garden, Boston, MA. March 26, 2018 “Tell Me You Love Me,” phenomenon Demi Lovato will be hitting the road with Kendrick Lamar to perform her best yet album.

Top hits such as “Sorry Not Sorry,” just want to make you get up and dance or will get you going for your early mornings and gym sessions. Her concert is looking to be one of the A-list celebrities best.

I have been to two Demi Concerts, met her in person and participated in a talk show with Katie Couric in 2013, where I was invited to be part of the show and after seeing her perform, share her story and have a one on one conversation with her.

I can see just how passionate she is in her music and tours. She loves creating new music for her fans and is a true sweetheart.

Her new CD is sure to be the perfect edition to any of those who wish to have a balance of high energy music, while still being able to wind down and list too the lyrics in songs such as “Only forever,” and “Ruin the Friendship.”

Ed Sheeran, Divide Concert Dates: Gillet Stadium, Foxborough, MA. September 14-15, 2018

How does a “Castle on the Hill,” sound to you? That’s right Ed Sheeran is heading on the road to perform favorites from his album Divide.

His soothing voice is easy to listen to which is going to make for an awesome show. His song “Shape of You,” is a top of the chart player and has a catchy beat that almost anyone can catch on to.

Pink, Beautiful Trauma Concert Dates: TD Garden, Boston, MA. April 9-10, 2018

Pop artist and 2018 Super Bowl national anthem performer will be coming to Boston in April and singing all your favorites from her new CD, Beautiful Trauma, featuring rock out worthy hits such as “What About Us,” and “Secrets.”

Her voice is strong and carries each lyric from word to word and should make for an entertaining show! Pink’s CD is a fun listen for those long days in the library.

Justin Timberlake, Man of The Woods Concert Dates: TD Garden, Boston, MA. April 4-5, 2018 and October 18, 2018

Timberlake is keeping the music flowing with his newly released album Man of The Woods, on February 2, 2018.

Favorites look over to “Man of the Woods,” and “Filthy,” by the star which are two very different song styles but yet still provides that catchy beat.

Timberlake fans can catch his concerts coming up in Boston and hope to hear favorites such as “Happy,” which has a faster pace beat than “Say Something.” The long-time artist has quite the following and it will be exciting to see what he comes out with next.

Kenny Chesney, Live in No Shoes Nation

Concert Dates: Gillet Stadium, Foxborough, MA. August 24-25, 2018

There is nothing like a little bit of country in the summer, and why not join Kenney Chesney at Gillet Stadium in August?

A great way to end the summer on a musical note. Songs such as “Out Last Night,” and “Dust on the Bottle,” have captured the hearts of country goers alike with their easy notes and listening track record. Chesney has an authentic country voice that attracts a huge following.

Song and CD Spotlights:

Camilla Cabello, “Harvana”

Let’s not get started about Camilla Cabello, and her single “Harvana!” The song portrays the young artists natural born talent.

The snapping beat is one of a kind and no other celebrity has put out a song quite like this one. It is what you consider a shower singing song. It is a favorite by many, “I love it! She has such a beautiful voice,” said Rodrigues.

Hailee Steinfeld, “Most Girls”

With what is happening lately on all the news stations and tabloids about women, this song is perfect!

Not only is it fun to sing to the meaning is powerful. It celebrates the empowerment of women and the concept of being there for each other.

Take a peak at the music video which is just as amazing, as flashes of girls in t-shirts show up throughout, with inspirational words written across to show how they take charge.

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” and “That’s What I like”

“That’s What I like,” is an award winner as Bruno Mars launched his album “24K Magic” an album that has brought him much success.

His strong voice and fun lyrics makes everyone love him. Other songs feature “24K Magic” and “Calling All My Lovelies,” which makes for a wide variety of music packed into one CD.

Little Big Town, “The Breaker”

Little Big Town is far from little and recently released their new CD titled, “The Breaker,” with song’s such as “Better Man,” and “When Someone Stops Loving You.”

These songs are original and definitely have added flavor to the music industry and are worth taking a listen too.

As one can see the music industry is flourishing and the options to which songs to listen to. Whatever it may be have fun!


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