The purple lights inside the American Airlines Area dimmed around 9 p.m. to showcase a handful of Ariana Grande’s male backup dancers and her staple drawstring ponytail, which was longer than usual. The ponytail swung left to right to the beat of “Be Alright,” the opening song of her second-to-last stop of the North American leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour.
The stadium began to roar, not only because Grande’s ponytail was so on beat, but because this concert was the perfect way for the average 13-year-old to spend the last few days of spring break. You could see the looks on their excited faces as they watched the former Nickelodeon star sway her ponytail to the beat; you could also see the expressions of the not-so-excited parents or older siblings who were forced to enjoy their kids' off-key singing along to the single off Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman.
While the crowd was full of tweens decked out in bunny or cat-ear headbands, emulating earlier incarnations of their idol, Grand hit the stage dressed in a black long-sleeve body suit and black miniskirt with diamond jewels that glistened under the spotlight, giving her the “adult” look she needs to push her career past the awkward teen-idol stage she has been struggling with.
Ariana Grande can tick Australia (and New Zealand) off her touring bucket list.
The U.S. pop star on Friday confirmed she’ll swing Down Under later this year for a mini-trek, her first in these parts.
Produced by Live Nation’s Australasian company, Grande’s Dangerous Woman jaunt will kick off Sept. 2 at Auckland’s Spark Arena, then hit Australia’s east coast for concerts in the three biggest cities, Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena on Sept. 5), Sydney (ICC Theatre on Sept. 9) and Brisbane (Entertainment Centre on Sept. 12).
With these shows, Grande is fulfilling a pledge she made on Australia’s Sunrise TV show last September when she insisted, "I’m definitely coming too Australia. That is confirmed. I’m definitely, definitely coming.” The general ticket onsale starts April 28.
When you have love on the brain, it’s quite difficult to shake cupid’s firm grip. Producer Cashmere Cat seems to know all about the L-word at his young age, and he recently shared some of his emotions with Ariana Grande.
We’re not saying she’s cheating on Mac Miller, we’re saying she is featured on the producer’s new ballad, “Quit,” from his newly released album, 9. The impressive track features the pop star’s lovelorn vocals over his suspenseful production. The theme circles around having an addiction to a certain lover.
Ariana Grande is on her biggest European tour to date - and it's coming to Birmingham.
The American singer kicked off the European leg of The Dangerous Woman Tour in Stockholm, Sweden. It includes 18 dates.
Who is Ariana Grande?
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated Ariana found fame with Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. She was offered a recording contract and released her debut album Yours Truly in 2013.
That first album went to No1 on the Billboard Top 200, as did the 2014 follow-up album My Everything, which earned a Grammy Awards nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the hit Problem, which claimed multi-platinum status in Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
When is Ariana Grande coming to Birmingham?
She will be at the Genting Arena on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Who's the support act?
Support acts are rapper and singer BIA and singer Victoria Monet.
Monday, May 8, 2017Stockholm, SwedenFriends Arena Wednesday, May 10, 2017Oslo, NorwayTelenor Arena Friday, May 12, 2017Herning, DenmarkJyske Bank Boxen Sunday, May 14, 2017Amsterdam, HollandZiggo Dome Thursday, May 18, 2017Birmingham, UKGenting Arena Saturday, May 20, 2017Dublin, Ireland3Arena Monday, May 22, 2017Manchester, UKManchester Arena Thursday, May 25, 2017London, UKThe O2 Sunday, May 28, 2017Antwerp, BelgiumSportpalais Thursday, June 1, 2017Lodz, PolandAtlas Arena Saturday, June 3, 2017Frankfurt, GermanyFesthalle Monday, June 5, 2017Zurich, SwitzerlandHallenstadion Wednesday, June 7, 2017Paris, FranceAccorhotels Arena Friday, June 9, 2017Lyon, FranceHalle Tony Garnier Sunday, June 11, 2017Lisbon, PortugalMeo Arena Tuesday, June 13, 2017Barcelona, SpainPalau Sant Jordi Thursday, June 15, 2017Rome, ItalyPalalottomatica Saturday, June 17, 2017Turin, ItalyPalalpitour