August 7, 2020

Estupendo! Shakira Returns

Modern Rock
By Kristi Kates | July 22, 2017

Colombian singer turned international superstar turned The Voice coach Shakira is back with a brand new album, El Dorado, her first since 2014. The album has already spawned its first single, “Nada,” plus a duet with reggaeton singer Maluma (“Trap”), and another, “Déjà Vu,” with Prince Royce. To promote all of the above, Shakira is headed out on her El Dorado World Tour with the support of Live Nation this fall. The trek will kick off on Nov. 8 in Cologne, Germany, and will continue through Europe until early December, after which Shakira and her entourage will take a short break, then start the U.S. leg of the tour in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9, with stops in Toronto (Jan. 20), Detroit (Jan. 22), Chicago (Jan. 23), Los Angeles (Feb. 1), and Las Vegas (Feb. 10) …

The new 2017 film Detroit, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is based on real events that happened during the Detroit riots in the summer of 1967. The soundtrack will capture the sound of that time with a long list of classic Motown tunes and a brand new track from The Roots called “It Ain’t Fair,” which includes contributions from The Dap Kings and members of Lee Fields’ Expressions. The soundtrack will be released later this month on, naturally, Motown Records. The film, starring John Boyega, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, and Jack Reynor, will be in theaters on Aug. 4 …

Adele had to cancel her tour’s final two shows, which were part of a massive four-night stand at London’s famed Wembley Arena, due to issues with her vocal cords. The singer, who’s been touring for the past 14 months, cancelled the shows on the medical advice of her doctor and wrote a Twitter note to fans saying that she was “devastated” — in part because she had previously announced that this tour might be her last …

Selena Gomez has been busy — not on her own tour, but on the tour of her boyfriend, The Weeknd (aka Canadian singer/songwriter/producer Abel Tesfaye). In between heading backstage during Tesfaye’s concerts, where she said she enjoys being supportive and dancing all night, Gomez is also prepping for the release of her upcoming new album …

LINK OF THE WEEK
Singer Fergie, currently working on her sophomore solo album, Double Duchess, officially has left The Black Eyed Peas, the hip-hop/pop outfit she joined in 2002. The split was reportedly amicable, but now the Peas are once again a trio and promising an announcement about what comes next to fans who offer up their email address at the group’s revamped website, blackeyespeas.com …

THE BUZZ
Detroit’s pending Motown Museum is $2 million closer to its goal after the William Davidson Foundation donated that much toward the $50 million plan to transform the old Hitsville U.S.A. bungalow into a full museum complex …

Kalamazoo guitarist and vocalist Justin Jay Jackson has started a new band called the Last Gasp Collective

A huge new karaoke bar called 168 KTV Bistro in Madison Heights, Michigan, is quickly becoming all the rage with its Shanghai-style karaoke-club feel and private karaoke suites …

Thievery Corporation has announced it’ll play a show on Oct. 4 at The Fillmore in Detroit …

Heavy rocker The Devil Wears Prada will have a Detroit concert of its own on Sept. 30 at St. Andrews Hall … and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.

Comments, questions, rants, raves, suggestions on this column? Send ’em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com.

 

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