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Your chance to hang out with platinum-selling, country singer Trace Adkins

Published: Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 11:30 AM

Two hundred twenty-five dollars may be the only thing standing between you and a multi-platinum selling country artist.

As K99 FM “The Breakfast Club” co-host Nancy Wilson first announced today, Trace Adkins will perform a Christmas show at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Regular admission is $32.50, $44.50 and $67.50. All tickets include a free digital download of Adkins’ new holiday album “The King’s Gift.” Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Ken Siler, Hobart Arena’s director, said two VIP packages are also being sold. They go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.

The $225 VIP Meet & Greet Package includes the following:

• a reserved ticket in the first four rows from the stage

• an exclusive meet and greet with Trace Adkins

• personal photograph with Trace Adkins

• special question and answer session with Trace Adkins

• access to the pre-show soundcheck with special performance

• autographed 8x10 photo

• collectible tour lithograph (numbered, limited edition)

• limited edition vinyl copy of Trace’s new Christmas album “The King’s Gift”

• exclusive tour merchandise item

• official meet & greet laminate

• free digital download of new Holiday album “The King’s Gift”

The $150 VIP Christmas Show Tour Package includes the following:

• a reserved ticket located in rows four through seven from the stage

• collectible tour lithograph (numbered, limited edition)

• limited edition vinyl copy of Trace’s new Christmas album “The King’s Gift”

• exclusive tour merchandise item

• commemorative VIP laminate

• free digital download of new Holiday album “The King’s Gift”

Adkins has a string of hits under his cowboy belt buckle. The Grammy-nominated singer, artist and actor has sold more than 10 million albums.

His songs include “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Kiss You All Over,” “Til The Last Shot’s Fired, “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and “Ladies Love Country Boys.”

Contact this blogger at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth

6 things you may not know about this transient musician

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 1:20 PM


            Nicholas Johnson, who now lives in Milan, Italy, spent six years in Dayton, where he recorded his new EP, Shady Pines Vol. 1, at Patrick Himes Reel Love Recording Studio. CONTRIBUTED
Nicholas Johnson, who now lives in Milan, Italy, spent six years in Dayton, where he recorded his new EP, Shady Pines Vol. 1, at Patrick Himes Reel Love Recording Studio. CONTRIBUTED

Musician Nicholas Johnson has lived in a variety of spots since he was born 36 years ago in Bowling Green, Ky. He currently lives in Milan, Italy, but he spent time in Dayton, where he recorded his newly released EP, “Shady Pines Vol. 1,” at Patrick Himes’ Reel Love Recording Studio.

Johnson recently discussed his life and music.

Dirty jobs: “The summer after graduating from Western Kentucky University, a guy I grew up with asked me to join him on a pipefitting job. He asked me on a Thursday and I was in Moriarty, N.M., on Monday to work. I had left Bowling Green, Ky. for good.”

Buffing and grinding: “I worked as a welder helper for Union 798 in New Mexico, Rawlins, Wyo., Savannah, Ga., Ashland, Ky., Champaign, Ill., Indianapolis, Ind., and Binghamton, N.Y. I’d work my butt off from 6 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. buffing and grinding welds all day and then I’d play bars and clubs whenever I could at night, sometimes the full 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.”

Gem City connection: “I lived in both Miamisburg and Springboro for around six years, from 2010 to 2016. It’s definitely ‘home’ to me. I’ve been fairly transient since 2006 and the Dayton area is where I lived the longest and felt the most settled.”

Playing live: “When I first moved to Dayton, I’d just completed my first album, ‘Upstate,’ and I was itching to play it out live. I put out a Craigslist ad for musicians and, luckily, the first to respond was my very good friend Max Nunery of the Repeating Arms and Old News. We played around Dayton and Cincinnati for a short amount of time and we kind of fizzled out and I continued doing solo gigs.”

Reel Love: “The recording experience was extraordinary. Patrick is a genius: plain and simple. He helped me to flesh the songs out to match the intensity of the live show. And we made it into a fun, collective experience. We brought in Brian Hoeflich for drums, Khrys Blank on backing vocals and Max on banjo and lap steel. Patrick busted out the bass, organ and lead guitar.”

European living: “We moved to Italy in May of 2016. My wife was given the opportunity to transfer to Milan, so we decided to take the plunge. We sold the house in Springboro and two vehicles and we went on our way, and took our dogs too! It’s been the most rewarding experience of both of our lives.”

Rapper Nelly accused of rape, arrested after show

Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 2:09 PM

Rapper Nelly Arrested after Being Accused of Rape

Rapper Nelly was arrested early Saturday after being accused of raping a woman following a concert, police said.

Scott Rosenblum, Nelly's attorney, vigorously denied the charges, telling The Associated Press that the rape claim is a "completely fabricated allegation." Rosenblum said in an email statement that the rape allegation was "motivated by greed and vindictiveness" and that he was confident the charge would be dismissed after an investigation.

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Nelly, 42, is a three-time Grammy winner, including for the song "Hot in Herre," which won the best male rap solo performance award in 2002. Nelly is also known for the hits "My Place" and "Over and Over." He appeared in the 2005 film "The Longest Yard."

KIRO 7 reporter Ranji Sinha is getting the latest information on the investigation and is working to put together both sides of the story for a live report on KIRO 7 News at 5 p.m. Watch with us on TV or use this link for the KIRO 7 News livestream

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pink announces 2018 'Beautiful Trauma World Tour' dates

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 3:55 PM

Pink Announces New Tour

Pink is returning to the road to support her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” out Oct. 13.

The “Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018” will play 40 dates in North America, kicking off March 1 in Phoenix.

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Tickets for the show are between $47.45 and $207.45.

An American Express card member pre-sale runs from 10 a.m. Oct. 10 through 10 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13.

Registration through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program is available now.

Fans who purchase tickets online between Oct. 10-20 can redeem one physical copy of “Beautiful Trauma” (redemptions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 20).

‘Beautiful Trauma 2018 Tour’ Dates

DATECITYVENUE
03/01/18PhoenixTalking Stick Resort Arena
03/03/18Wichita, KansasINTRUST Bank Arena
03/05/18Tulsa, OklahomaBOK Center
03/06/18Lincoln, NebraskaPinnacle Bank Arena
03/09/18ChicagoUnited Center
03/12/18St. Paul, MinnesotaXcel Energy Center
03/14/18St. LouisScottrade Center
03/15/18Kansas City, MissouriSprint Center
03/17/18IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse
03/18/18Grand Rapids, MichiganVan Andel Arena
03/20/18Toronto, Ontario*Air Canada Centre
03/23/18Montreal, QuebecBell Centre
03/25/18Detroit*Little Caesars Arena
03/27/18Louisville, Kentucky*KFC Yum! Cneter
03/28/18Cleveland*Quicken Loans Arena
04/04/18New York*Madison Square Garden
04/07/18Pittsburgh*PPG Paints Arena
04/09/18Boston*TD Garden
04/13/18PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center
04/14/18Newark, New JerseyPrudential Center
04/16/18Washington, D.C.*Capital One Arena (fka Verizon Center)
04/19/18Charlottesville, VirginiaJohn Paul Jones Arena
04/21/18AtlantaPhilips Arena
04/24/18Orlando, FloridaAmway Center
04/25/18Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBB&T Center
04/28/18HoustonToyota Center
05/01/18DallasAmerican Airlines Center
05/08/18DenverPepsi Center
05/09/18Salt Lake CityVivint Smart Home Arena
05/12/18Vancouver, British ColumbiaRogers Arena
05/13/18SeattleKeyArena 
05/15/18Portland, OregonModa Center
05/18/18Oakland, CaliforniaOracle Arena
05/22/18Fresno, CaliforniaSave Mart Center
05/23/18Ontario, CaliforniaCitizens Business Bank Arena
05/25/18Anaheim, CaliforniaHonda Center
05/26/18Las VegasT-Mobile Arena
05/28/18San DiegoValley View Casino Center
05/31/17Los AngelesSTAPLES Center

06/02/18Los AngelesThe Forum

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Lil Wayne's 'doing fine' after seizure reports, daughter says

Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 10:16 AM

Lil Wayne performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Lil Wayne performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lil Wayne is “doing fine,” said his daughter, Reginae Carter, who is assuring fans after reports surfaced that her dad was hospitalized over the weekend due to seizures.

He was taken to a hospital Sunday after suffering seizures in Chicago, TMZ reported. The rapper also known as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. has been hospitalized before for the same reason in years past.

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Here are Carter’s recent posts giving updates on her dad’s condition:

Carter is the daughter of Lil Wayne and his ex, Toya Wright. They teamed up for their daughter’s 16th birthday bash and the star-studded extravaganza was featured on MTV’s “Super Sweet 16” in February 2015.

“Her dad was like, ‘Give her whatever she wants,’” Wright said of her ex-husband during an interview at her boutique, Garb, in Smyrna, Georgia. “I’m big on budgets. We ended up pulling it off.”

>> Report: Rapper Lil Wayne suffers seizures, cancels show

“The most exciting part was getting my cars: I got a Ferrari and a BMW X4,” Carter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time. “That’s what I asked for but I didn’t know they were going to get it for me so that was surprising. I can’t really drive the Ferrari. I drive the Beemer a lot. That’s my every day car.”

The best gifts from her parents, though, are priceless.

“The best thing I inherited from my mother was the way she raised me to be humble and grounded,” she said. “With my father I’ll say his work ethic. I’ll go from singing to acting – I just like to do a lot of things. That’s what my father likes to do. It’s never enough.”