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  • American Authors Reveal Details of Honda Civic Tour This Fall

    Andrew Zaeh/Island Def JamAmerican Authors will take part in the Honda Civic Tour this fall.  Now we know the dates.

    The just-revealed leg begins October 1 in Reno, Nevada, and takes them through a November 11 appearance in New Haven, Connecticut. Supporting them on the tour will be The Mowglis, plus either Echosmith or Oh Honey on select dates.

    Tickets for the new shows will go on sale August 1. You can browse ticket info and the complete list of dates at HondaCivicTour.com.

    The initial leg of the Honda Civic Tour, featuring Grouplove, launches August 10 in Seattle.

    American Authors is currently touring with OneRepublic.


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  • Stevie Nicks to Release New Album "24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault" in October

    Kristin Burns/Warner Bros.Stevie Nicks hinted earlier this year that she might release some older songs that had never seen the light of day.  Now, she's making good on that tease: her new album 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is due October 7.

    According to Stevie, the album features mostly songs written between 1969 and 1987, with two that were written in 1994 and 1995.  "Each song is a lifetime.  Each song has a soul.  Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story," she says in a statement. "They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken-hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories -- the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. These songs are for you."

    The artwork for the album includes never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Stevie throughout her career.

    24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is available for pre-order starting August 5.  That same day, Stevie will debut her new, official Instagram account, StevieNicksOfficial, where she'll begin previewing snippets of the music.

    In addition, a limited edition double vinyl version of 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault will come out September 29.  Also available will be a Deluxe Photobook CD, which will include two bonus tracks, as well as 48 pages of exclusive photos from Stevie's personal collection.

    Stevie and Fleetwood Mac will hit the road for their On with the Show tour -- featuring the return of Christine McVie -- starting September 30 in Minneapolis.


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  • Nico & Vinz Join Bruno Mars Tour, Promise Energetic, Fun-Filled Show

    Stian Andersen/Warner Bros. RecordsThursday night, Bruno Mars welcomes a special guest to his tour: "Am I Wrong" hitmakers Nico & Vinz.  They'll be opening for Bruno for the rest of this month and into August, replacing Pharrell Williams, who bowed out of the tour due to scheduling conflicts.  The Norwegian duo says if fans get there early enough to check out their set, be prepared to get on your feet.

    "We'll try to make you dance at some point," Vinz tells ABC News Radio, describing the duo's live show. "I guess our goal is just to have fun on stage and hope that that will make you have fun as well.  And really have that energy, and just make it...more than just a show: just, like, a great experience."

    "We love to perform.  When we're on stage, we feel free," Nico adds. "It don't matter if it's five people in front of us or five thousand, we just like to stand on stage and sing.  That's the reason why we came into this.  Writing music and performing, those are the two most fun things. And also meeting people around the world!"

    Their hit "Am I Wrong," definitely a contender for the Song of the Summer, has done just that: allowed the duo to expand beyond Norway and meet people around the world.  But there's also been an unexpected side effect: the song is actually inspiring people to try and realize their own dreams, just as Nico & Vinz have done.

    "When we get [that] type of feedback, that's probably the most gratifying to hear," says Vinz of the stories fans tell them about how "Am I Wrong" has changed their lives.  "That's a huge bonus as well!" laughs Nico. "I can't forget that...that's really rewarding."

    Nico & Vinz's run with Bruno ends August 17.   They plan to release their U.S. debut album Black Star Elephant later this year.


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  • The Album Chart Is a "Happy" Place This Week

    ABC/Adam TaylorPharrell Williams' hit "Happy" may not be #1 anymore, but that doesn't mean it's any less popular.  Here's the proof: according to Yahoo! Chart Watch, it's featured on not one but three albums in this week's top 10.

    "Tacky," the parody of "Happy" that appears on "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album Mandatory Fun, leads the pack at #1.  In at #4 is Kidz Bop 26, which features the Kidz Bop Kidz performing the song.  Finally, Pharrell's original version is included on the compilation Now! 50 which is sitting at #8.

    As for Pharrell's own album, G I R L, which also includes "Happy," it currently sits at #35.  According to Yahoo!, the Oscar-nominated tune is about two weeks away from reaching the six-million mark in downloads.


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  • Sheryl Crow Featured in New Season of Ovation Series "Song by Song"

    Interscope RecordsSheryl Crow is one of the music stars whose hits will be profiled in the upcoming third season of Ovation's Emmy-nominated documentary series Song by Song.  

    The Song by Song episodes focusing on Sheryl will premiere in October and feature her discussing the songs "Strong Enough," "If It Makes You Happy," "My Favorite Mistake" and "Redemption Day."  The episode will use the songs to tell the story of what was happening in her life at the time; she'll reveal what inspired her to write them, and how they affected her career and popular culture.

    Other artists who will be profiled during the upcoming season are iconic New Wave rockers Blondie and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling.

    The series first premiered in 2012 on the Ovation cable channel.


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