Filthy News: Emeli Sandé, Joss Stone, B’z

Pop Music News

Pop Music News – August 16, 2012

B'z announces North American tour dates
B’z will play the Orpheum Theatre September 20

Lots of concert announcements in this edition of Filthy News! Check it out.

  • Fresh from her well-received performances at the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies, Emeli Sandé just announced that she’s coming to Vancouver. Her album Our Version of Events is one of my fave U.K. imports so far this year, so I’m stoked about this announcement! Tickets go on sale August 17.
  • Speaking of concerts, Joss Stone is also visiting Vancouver. She’s playing at the Commodore September 27. (via The Georgia Straight)
  • B’z – the best selling band of all time in Japan —  releases first English album. The self-titled collection includes lead single “Into Free-Dangan-,” a song also featured in the video game Dragon’s Dogma. In support of this album, B’z is kicking off a North American tour, with a Vancouver stop on September 20th at the Orpheum Theatre.
  • Mariah Carey’s “Triumphant (Get ‘em)” video will boxing-themed. The song sucks, and I’m not sure the video will save it. (via Toyaz World)

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Kelly Clarkson wants to you to “Get Up” in new song

Kelly Clarkson - Pepsi Anthem - Get Up (A Cowboys Anthem)

I did NOT see this coming. Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys and Pepsi for a new anthem for the football team.

“Get Up (A Cowboys Anthem)” is an anthemic pop track that Cowboy fans are sure to appreciate. It’s a catchy tune with strong verses — with a few tweaks, it could have been a nice follow up to Clarkson’s current single “Dark Side”. The track has a lot more dance elements to it than “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, but the lyrics aren’t quite as strong. The bridge is also a little lazy, I think.

Kelly’s vocals, as usual, soar.

Here’s the announcement from the Pepsi Anthems website:

From defining the word Idol for an entire generation to a cascade of hits, Kelly Clarkson has already had a legendary career. Kelly has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and continues to excite fans with her impressive vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Kelly’s artistry and vocals are what bring power to her music and what motivates her to keep going.

Clarkson was an easy choice to team up with the Cowboys. After all, when you’re from Fort Worth, there’s only one team you can cheer for. So Kelly and the Cowboys got together to create a song that we can all sing along to. When Pepsi first approached Kelly about writing the song, she was so excited she wrote the lyrics that same night. From one Cowboys fan to another: GET UP!