Hawaii native Bruno Mars moves at vertiginous speed. A multiple Grammy winner with even more nominations under his beld, he's sold more than 170 million singles and 26 million albums around the globe, including his huge hit 'Uptown Funk', which he wrote along with the UK's Mark Ronson and which topped the American singles charts longer than any other song in the last decade. He's now back in Paris with his mix of soul and pop to present his third album, '24K Magic' (2016), as part of his 24K Magic World Tour.
There's nothing very menacing about Ariana Grande's latest album, Dangerous Woman, unless you find powerful vocal performances frightening. The pop superstar goes full-diva with a collection of soaring Mariah Carey-style ballads, set alongside crossover tracks featuring Lil Wayne and Future
The man who wrote the themes for ‘Gladiator’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and of course ’80s quiz show ‘Going for Gold’. Zimmy and his ensemble mingle orchestral, rock and electronic elements, and he’s second only to John Williams when it comes to crowd-pleasing, roof-raising film music, so count on all the old favourites. Personally we’re hoping to hear ‘Muppet Treasure Island’.
With over 70 million albums sold worldwide, Kool & The Gang have been tops in the worlds of jazz, R&B, disco, soul and funk for decades. Known most widely for their dance hits of the '70s and '80s such as 'Celebration', 'Cherish', 'Jungle Boogie' and 'Get Down on It'. Celebrate good times, come on!
Fifteen seconds: that's how long it took to sell for Phil Collins to sell out five Royal Albert Hall gigs and seriously disappoint anyone with slow reaction times and a serious case of Philophilia. Luckily, though, music’s most famous disliker of jackets has just announced that he’s coming to Paris.
Perfectly coiffed rockers The 1975 are a bit like the rebellious, Duran Duran-listening older brother of One Direction. The group may court a similar fanbase – thanks to their dashing boy band charm – but their ’80s-inspired pop-rock is genuinely catchy as hell, and as their Glasto show proved, able to destroy a crowd.
Where? The Pompidou centre, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4th When? June 21-October 23 2017 After celebrating his 80th birthday at the Tate Modern and before continuing on with the party at New York’s MET, the English artist is coming to the Pompidou centre. This will be an important retrospective of his original work, coming nearly 20 years after his first Paris debut at the Pompidou.
The Roxy Music main man turned pop balladeer straps himself into his lounge suit and brings his distinctive croon to bear on a clutch of classics. In his current set list, Roxy tracks including 'Do the Strand' and 'Editions of You' rub shoulders with covers of standards by Bob Dylan and Jimmy Reed, instrumental swing material from his his 2012 album 'The Jazz Age', and more familiar soft pop fare from his recent 'Avonmore' LP. So: an eclectic mix from a natural entertainer. Tickets are pricey, but what else would you expect from a man with teeth that sparkly white?
Let’s face it: this is Blondie’s world and we just live in it. For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; a punk band from New York City whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have kept their ears to the ground, creating trends, never following them. They helped push punk onto the dance floor at the dawn of the new wave era and introduced a wider audience to hip-hop sounds, all the while building a catalog of enduring pop hits along the way.