Midnight Red rocks 50 people at Mall of America, The Summer of Love comes to a close, 98 degrees announces more plans, Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown, Everlife Flashback Photo, ABC Family renews shows, Lissa Lauria launches The I AM Movement
Yesterday, Midnight Red brought their high energy show to the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. One problem, despite the fact the parking lots were at capacity and the place was wall to wall people for Back-to-School shopping, the group only managed to attract 50 people? Based on their Facebook page, 32 confirmed their attendance in advance. That would mean there were about 18 that were attracted by the music.
Despite it being a mall show, the sound system and mix was great. Even with the below average turnout – Anthony, Colton, Eric, Joey and Thomas put as much into the show as if they were performing in a sold out arena. Their dancing was on although there were a few places where they needed a little polishing. Vocally, they were on, although a few times towards the end of the songs during fills it felt as if they were pushing their range. Of course, the music rocked – especially as they finished the show with their two singles which prompted most of the fans to sing-along.
After their set, the guys took part in a meet and greet and were more than generous with those that stuck around. Fans were able to get multiple autographs, photos and had adequate time to dialogue with Anthony, Colton, Eric, Joey, and Thomas who were extremely friendly.
You can’t help but wonder what the future looks like as this band goes into their second summer of being on the road. Even with the low turnout, Management seems to be convinced they’ll sell out the upcoming show at the Gramercy (capacity 650) in New York. Obviously they’ve got great show, yet it seems like they’ve still got a long way to go with the marketing and at some point promo shows for 50 people isn’t going to cut it. For those of you anxious to see the guys, I’ve heard they’ve got some more new shows that they’ll be announcing in the next few days.
All good things must come to an end! Last night, The Summer of Love Tour featuring Allstar Weekend and Honor Society ended in Asbury Park, NJ.
Just weeks before MixTape Festival was to take place another special act was announced: 98 degrees. They originally announced that they were reuniting only to take part in this once in a life time festival. However, they appeared on the Today show on Friday to perform for the fans in New York. When the host asked what the future holds for the band they proudly said that they were having so much fun being back together that they are planning on recording a new CD and touring together!
Today the MixTape Festival concludes with a star filled game of baseball. NKOTB vs BSB also featuring Aaron Carter, Kelly Clarkson, 98 degrees, and many more. Nick Carter is NOT confirmed to be at the baseball game due to his solo show in Canada tonight.
1. Austin Mahone – Say Somethin’
2. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
3. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
4. One Direction – One Thing
5. Katy Perry – Wide Awake
6. Maroon 5 – Payphone
7. Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones – Guardian Angel
8. The Wanted – Chasing The Sun
9. Justin Bieber f/Big Sean – As Long As You Love Me
10. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
11. Ross Lynch – Heard It On The Radio
12. Cody Simpson f/Becky G – Wish U Were Here
13. Demi Lovato – Give Your Heart A Break
14. Tyler James Williams f/IM5 – Don’t Run Away
15. Bella Thorne and Zendaya – Fashion Is My Kryptonite
16. Calvin Harris f/Neyo – Let’s Go
17. Shealeigh – Strangely Beautiful
18. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
19. No Doubt – Settle Down
20. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
21. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
22. Olly Murs f/Chiddy Bang – Heart Skips A Beat
23. Bridgit Mendler – Ready Or Not
24. Shane Harper – Dancin’ In The Rain
25. Rachel Crow – Mean Girls
26. Pitbull f/Shakira – Get It Started
27. Ellie Goulding – Lights
28. B.o.B. f/Taylor Swift – Both Of Us
29. Ryan Beatty – Hey LA
30. Tyler James Williams and Brandon Mychal Smith – Moment Of Truth
Set your alarm clocks! Tomorrow morning, the Jonas Brothers will perform at the Plaza in New York for the Today Show.
Big news regarding some of your favorite shows on ABC Family! Last week they renewed their comedies Melissa & Joey f. Taylor Spreitler and Baby Daddy and drama Switched at Birth, while ordering more episodes for the first season of Bunheads. Along with the good news came some bad news – Jane by Design with Andie McDowell has been canceled. Surprised? Not really.
In addition to working on new music and acting, Lissa Lauria has started a new foundation called The I AM Movement. To find out more about it, visit TheIAMmovement.com.
8am CST – Race to Witch Mountain (ABC Family)
A Las Vegas taxi driver unexpectedly becomes the guardian of two runaways who possess paranormal powers.
10am CST – Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (ABC Family)
A young sister and brother encounter mutants and a wild scientist while searching for a device that could destroy Earth.
1pm CST – Alli Dew Tour: Pantech Beach Championships, BMX Park and Skate Bowl (NBC)
From Ocean City, MD.
1pm CST – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (TNT)
A swashbuckler must rescue a governor’s daughter from a pirate and his mates, who turn into skeletons by moonlight.
2pm CST – The Country Bears (CW)
A runaway cub and his new friends attempt to reunite the former members of a once-popular all-bear band.
2pm CST – The Princess Diaries (ABC Family)
A woman gives etiquette lessons to her reluctant granddaughter who is heir apparent to a throne.
4pm CST – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (TNT)
Capt. Jack Sparrow must find a way to avoid the clutches of ghostly pirate Davy Jones and his crew or be damned for all eternity.
4:30pm CST – The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (ABC Family)
While living with her royal grandmother, a young princess must find a suitable husband in 30 days or give up the throne.
7pm CST – Austin & Ally: Successes & Setbacks (Disney Channel)
Austin strains his vocal cords when him and the gang stay up all night rehearsing for Austin’s demo.
7pm CST – The Lion King (ABC Family)
After the death of his royal father, a young lion returns to battle his scheming uncle for the jungle throne.
7:30pm CST – Shake It Up: Made in Japan (Disney Channel)
Rocky and CeCe travel to Tokyo to star in an interactive dance video game.
In Concert Tomorrow: