5SOS To Headline North American Tour In 2015! — Info Here!

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Today, July 30, 5 Seconds of Summer announced that they will be taking there first headlining tour to the USA and Canada in 2015!

The ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour’ will be the boys first arena headlining tour that so far is taking them to Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Europe, and now the US and Canada!

Tickets go on sale August 9, and pre sale on August 5th for anyone that has signed up for their newsletter! You can sign up here!

Who will be buying tickets!? I know I am!

Swoon Over Nick Jonas’ Muscles In New ‘Chains’ Music Video! — Watch It Here!

This morning at 6AM, Nick Jonas and MTV premiered the new music video for Nick’s single, “Chains.”

Nick Jonas’ muscles.  Nick Jonas falling through the sky.  Nick Jonas muscles. Nick Jonas floating in an under water room.  Nick Jonas fighting through a police barricade. Nick Jonas muscles.  Nick Jonas tied up in chains.  (Did I mention his muscles?)

Watch all of your Nick Jonas fantasies come true in the ‘Chains’ music video by clicking here!

And check out some of the pictures from the video below!

Do You Have Nick Jonas’ ‘Chains’ Yet!? — Link Here!

Time out! Stop the press! Hold the phones!  Nick Jonas’ new single, “Chains” is officially available on iTunes! If you have not downloaded the song, get right on it by clicking here!

Win Ticketss To See 5SOS In LA! — Find Out How Here!

Tomorrow, July 30, 5 Seconds of Summer will join Frankie and Geena On Channel 93.3 in San Diego, CA at 7:30 AM.  Listen in here for your chance to score tickets to see 5 Seconds of Summer in LA!

 

Only 15 Hours Until Nick Jonas’ ‘Chains’ Music Video Premiere!

Only 15 hours to go until Nick Jonas’ music video for his new single “Chains” premieres on MTV tomorrow, July 30 at 6AM.  It’s been 4 years since the release of his second solo album, Who I Am (His first, self titled album Nicholas Jonas dates all the way back to 2004!) and the music video for “Who I Am!”

Lets have a look back at some of the music videos we love with Nick:

Who can forget “Hold On?” When I saw this on Disney Channel, it was the first time I had ever seen or heard of the three brothers and I was instantly in love with Nick!

And should we even mention “Burning Up?” This was when Kevin, Joe and Nick were obviously ready to be all grown up but still were hanging onto dreams of being super spies and ‘Nelena’ was the it teen celeb couple.  That final “burning up” Nick sings still kills me!

And then we have “Who I Am,” that adorable black and white music video that is all about embracing who you are, yea you didn’t forget! (P.S Nick, I am totally open to loving you for who you are!)

And of course, the latest Jonas Brothers music video, “Pom Poms,” that I screamed about for weeks because I hadn’t heard anything from the loves of my life for years (was it really four years?!)!

Ah yes, I am quite excited about this music video tomorrow! I will be awake at 6AM, who is with me?!

5SOS Has Something Cool For Us, Sadly It’s Not Their Butts!

Luke, Ashton, Michael and Calum have something cool to show their fans later on today.  What could it be?! Much to their older fans disappointment, it will not be one of the boys bear behinds (even though these fans have countless nude photos of the boys saved to their phones photo gallery!

Stay tuned for whatever this cool thing is the boys will share with us!

BYE Cuter Than You’ve Ever Seen Them!

Today, July 27, Before You Exit posted a throw back photo to Instagram.  The photo, above, is obviously before their tour days and the smiles that Connor, Riley and baby Toby wear are as cute as ever.  You can already see there adorable personalities even way back when!

TI Exclusive: Michael T. Deleasa On New Music And Being A Musician!

When I do interviews, I like to do research on the person I am interviewing before hand.  This way, I am not asking the same questions they always get asked, because that’s extremely boring, right?  Well, doing research on Michael T. Deleasa, was a lot harder than I though.  I sat in my office in Manhattan after everyone left, googling every thing I could think of that would get me information on the 26-year-old musician.  The only thing that came up, each and every time, were short video clips where he appeared on Married to Jonas.  Imagine my frustration.

Finally I gave up and watched some of these videos before listening to a song or two of his on YouTube.  Then I packed up and headed to the subway to navigate my way to Brooklyn.  When I got to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, I was both shocked and proud that I had done it.  I beat the NYC Subway System!

I was there a lot earlier than expected so I waited around for Michael’s PR manager to get there so I could go back and start my interview with Michael.

When I finally got back there, Michael was sitting with one of the opening bands and was playing cards.  Everyone said hi to me as Michael stood to come sit with me out in the hallway so we could talk.

The first thing I told him was that I wasn’t going to ask anything about the Jonas Brothers, this was going to be all about him and his music.  I can imagine that he gets asked about Kevin, Danielle, Joe and Nick all the time;  I didn’t want to do that to him.

Next came trying to figure out the best way to get this interview recorded so that I could transcribe it and write this article.  It wasn’t loud, but it was not quiet.

“I’ll just hold it up to my mouth so you can hear it?” He asked, taking my phone.

“We can pass it back and forth like a microphone,” I laughed along with him.

But then it was finally time to get down to business, which didn’t feel like business at all with Michael.  He is so easy to talk to and so honest and in love with is music, it felt like sitting down with a friend.

When did you get into music?

Not going to say um! First got into music, really since I can remember. Always sparked my interested. Initially I had an infinity for drummers.  I remember going to church with my parents and I was young, and I would sit there and watch the drummer.  Mimic his hands and feet.  That kind of got me started with really listening and trying to understand.  And I would say once middle school came around I was pushing my parents, ‘I want a drum set, I want a drum set.’ Then they said, ‘If you take some guitar lessons and show us you’re serious with it then we’ll get you a drum set.’  Clearly they didn’t want all the noise in the house!  But, I took some guitar lessons, stuck with it, started to form my first band in middle school.  And from there it kept going and going and going.

Do you play drums now?

I have a solid understanding.  I don’t fancy myself as a drummer. But I can hold matter with them for sure.  Actually, maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit. On “Heart of Stone”, I played drums on that track.  And on “Holiday Season,” that was the first time I felt comfortable enough to get behind a kit in a studio setting.

What other instruments do you play?

I have a good understanding of piano, bass, and those would be the two main ones.

When did it click that music was what you wanted to do?

It kind of took me by surprise. Like I always wanted to be a musician, an artist, a writer.  Like all of that, I love love doing it. But definitely there is a point where, ‘how realistic can this be?’ There are so many people going for it.  It wasn’t until when I was in college.  I was still playing in a band, I worked on a solo record on my downtime from that and being in school.  And once I finished that, long story short, it brought me out to being in LA.  And then from there it just turned this huge corner.  Where before I was balancing school and being in a band.  I just kind of told myself, with my families blessing as well, I’m going to do this full time and I’m just going to go for it.  And as time was progressing, like I said it kind of took me by surprise, I was kind of like ‘oh wow, holy s***, I’m a musician! This is my job!’

How do would you describe your music style?

I guess it tends to be a fusion at time? From the first EP I ever put out, I kind of blended a lot of styles.  So I guess you could call it like a pop fusion. There are big horn arrangements like in the vein of Chicago and then you would have some songs that are a little more like funk and soul driven.  So, so far I have kind of fallen in and out.  I always find myself going more towards more of a funk and soul feel.

What is your pet-peeve?

People that chew with there mouth open. That drives me..like when people smack there lips when they are chewing, yea it’s just a pet-peeve.  I just sit there like ‘oh, okay, agh, breathe!’

Do you have any weird habits?

sometimes when I get nervous I rub my hands a lot. It’s kind of a weird thing.

Do you have any pre or post-show traditions?

No, oddly enough not really. When I can I like to do vocal warm ups.  If I can get a few minutes just relax and to get warmed up that would be ideal.

No partying after, no nothing?

Sometimes when we can, we like to go out.  If we’re not too beat up!

What inspires your music and your lyrics?

As tacky as it might sound, everyday life. It’s all about experience.  You can take it from the end to playing a character. Writing as if you were that person. Even the song “Too Damn Beautiful,” it’s kind of about being really smooth.  I don’t really fancy myself as that, but if I try to channel my inner Al Greene, what would he say about this situation?

What is your favorite thing about performing?

It’s playing.  It’s really the best part. And getting the crowd into it and with you through it.  So really just playing and playing for people.  That’s the most rewarding thing about being a musician.

Is there any one show or experience that really sticks out?

The first time I headlined in New York, over at the studio at Webster Hall.  It was kind of an accumulation of things. One, it was really headlining.  The same promotion company that put out the show, it was a company that in high school we used to be the opening band that would sell tickets to the show.  We would be the people that were like “please let my band play, we sold as many tickets as we can!” And then you know, you sell a lot of tickets for them and they would put you on another show to open for a band and it was crazy that, seven years later they are doing my headlining show.  It was a really cool feeling and the show nearly sold out. It was just a really, really great experience.

How has anything changed in the last two years for your career?

Things have definitely kept going up, thankfully. Doing the TV show, Married to Jonas, and going to south america to tour with them.  I definitely had no plans on going and touring  in South America, so that was a huge market of people that I was opened up to .  That in itself was an amazing experience. And that was something I did not expect at this point.  But yea, things have kept progressing.

Is there anything coming out?

I just put a single out, “Heart of Stone.” And in August I have a new EP coming out, which is available at the show.  And that is some of the singles that have been put out and then a new piece called “Little Piece of Paradise.” That will be available in August and you can get the hard copy at shows. And I am planning for some more releases hopefully a new set of songs to come out at the start of October.  I kind of feel like things have been put out kind of sparsely, here and there.  So I am trying to be a little more focused with putting stuff out, a little more of a plan

Is there anything else you want to say?

Just keep listening and keep checking in.  Keep coming out to shows, I mean that is all for me.

 

After finishing up the article, Michael insisted on a hug, he is one of those people that is your best friend after a few short minutes.  Then, Michael and his manager asked if I was sticking around for the show.  At first I wasn’t going to because I still had to get back to Manhattan before midnight. But they were so kind and so excited, I simply couldn’t leave without seeing Michael perform!

You can check out some of the pictures I managed to get with my iPhone, and watch the video of Michael performing his new song, “Little Piece of Paradise” below!

Ariana Grande Looks Adorable On GMA! — Photo’s Here!

Ariana Grande appeared on Good Morning America July 23.  The “Problem” singer looked adorable in a black and white ‘checkerboard’ pant and crop top outfit.  Her winged eyeliner was done to perfection and her usual half up hair-do was in tact!

Check out the photos below!

 

5SOS Work At Target For A Day — Video Here!

The boys of 5 Seconds of Summer have just released their debut album in North America.  The other day, Luke, Calum, Ashton and Michael threw on their red target employee shirts and headed to work!

Watch the video below to see them promoting their album while they impersonate target employees!

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