MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
JAY-Z - TOUR
Jay-Z is picking up his music and taking it on the road. The rap star says he will be launching a U-S tour in support of his new album ``4:44'' which was released last week. The tour will begin October 27th in Anaheim, California and is to end December 21st at the Forum in Inglewood, California. In all, there are 31 dates and the stops will include New York, Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington D.C. As was the case with the album release, those aligned with Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service have the hookup.
A presale for Tidal subscribers started yesterday -- four days before tickets for the general public go on sale.
ARIANA GRANDE - COSTA RICA - THREAT
Authorities in Costa Rica have arrested a man they say threatened to attack a concert by pop star Ariana Grande. The threat comes more than a month after 22 people were killed at a Grande concert in Manchester, England. Costa Rican prosecutors say the suspect is a Colombian man who made the threats online and wrote them in Arabic. The show was set for this past Sunday (in the city of Alajuela) and went off without incident.
HARRY STYLES - ACTOR
Harry Styles says he didn't think how big a deal making a movie could be until he saw what was going on while working on ``Dunkirk.'' The former One Direction singer plays a British soldier in the movie about the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France. Styles says being on the set was ``overwhelming'' because the size of the production was much bigger than he expected. He says the number of boats, planes and bodies on the set ``was pretty amazing.'' The movie makes its debut on July 21st.
LITTLE ROCK - SHOOTING
There's a new development in that shooting at a rap concert in Little Rock, Arkansas earlier this month. The club where the gunplay occurred will be without a liquor license a while longer. The license was pulled soon after the July 1st shooting that left 28 people injured. And now authorities say the license remains suspended until investigators finish a probe of possible violations. The shooting came during a show by Finese2Tymes. The rapper was arrested about 24 hours later in Alabama. That bust came on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun involving a situation in Arkansas. That case is not related to the Little Rock shooting, which is still being investigated.
ALL-STAR GAME - MUSIC
The major league baseball All-Star Game is tonight.
And before the first pitch is thrown, there will be some voices thrown about at Marlins Park -- in the form of the national anthems for both the U-S and Canada. Bebe Rexha will sing ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' while Calgary native Jocelyn Alice will sing ``O Canada.'' Other artists who have done events as part of the run-up to the All-Star Game include Pitbull, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Lil Jon and Flo Rida.
(The Associated Press)