The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles
Featuring: Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Eurythmics, Pharrell, Brad Paisley, Dave Grohl, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr.
January 27, 2014
LA Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
The Beatles made their US debut on the Ed Sullivan show 50 years ago this February 9th, the same day this special will air. That appearance has become one of the most iconic in music history. Many have tried to replicate it, but it is impossible. Being a HUGE Beatles fan, this was one concert I was dying to see. Paul AND Ringo, TOGETHER—and not like the Grammys. Instead, they would be performing classic Beatles hits. Can we say, EPIC? Continue Reading
Opening Act: Justin Hopkins, London Shover, Jenni Alpert
October 19, 2012
The Roxy Theatre
West Hollywood, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Most people who know Tony Lucca either know him from being on Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club with Britney, Christina and Justin or for taking third place on Season 2 of The Voice U.S on Team Adam. Then there’s the few who know him from both, like myself.
I have to admit after The Voice, I really wanted to see this guy sing live. He had a lot of personality on the show and he sang some pretty good covers. Still, I needed to experience it firsthand before I could decide if I was a full-on fan or not. Fellow The Voice contestant, Justin Hopkins opened for him along with London Shover and Jenni Alpert. I barely caught the end of Justin’s set and soon Tony was onstage. Continue Reading
The Voice coach Adam Levine of Maroon 5 announced that The Voice finalist and “Team Adam” member Tony Lucca has signed to 222 Records, Levine’s record label. Tony is set to release his album next year, joining label mates Matthew Morrison, Diego Boneta and Rozzi Crane who also have upcoming projects on 222’s record release schedule.
His cover of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” (watch it above) on The Voice US got him the #3 spot on iTunes Overall Singles sales chart and #1 on iTunes Rock Singles chart. Additionally, Lucca’s duet of “Yesterday” by The Beatles with Levine landed Top 5 on iTunes Overall and Pop Singles sales charts. His songs have been featured on TV’s Friday Night Lights, Brothers & Sisters, Shark, and Felicity and in Kevin Costner’s feature Open Range. Over the course of his career, Lucca has shared stages with *NSYNC, Marc Anthony, Macy Gray, Johnny Lang, the late Chris Whitley, Sara Bareilles, and Tyrone Wells.