Live Nation launches $20 ticket kickoff event Friday

iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las VegasSo, this sounds almost too good to be true. Live Nation will be bringing scores of musical acts to Gexa Pavilion this summer, and as a special promotion, are offering tickets for just $20 each — no fees, no extras, just 20 bucks. The offer runs on this Friday, May 13, starting at (are you paying attention?) 2 a.m., and ends by 10 p.m. that night. Among the acts to choose from: Journey and the Doobie Brothers (May 20), Darius Rucker (June 17), The Art of Rap featuring Public Enemy, MC Lyte and Ice-T (July 16), Rascal Flatts (July 30), Gwen Stefani with Eve (Aug. 13), Heart, Joan Jett (pictured) and Cheap Trick (Aug. 18), and 5 Seconds of Summer (Sept. 17). Just go here to purchase.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Marina and the Diamonds coming to South Side Ballroom

Marina42015On Oct. 14, Marina and the Diamonds will perform at South Side Ballroom as part of her Neon Nature Tour. The opening act is out pop sensation Shamir, with whom we have an interview running on Friday, but we thought we’d revisit our interview this summer with Marina, taking about her insanely cool album FROOT and her love for her gay fans.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

OutMusic Awards countdown: Pop song nominees

Last December we were pretty excited about the OutMusic awards because Dallas’ own Gary Floyd was up for three of them. But the day came and without a whole lot of fanfare, the awards were postponed. Ouch. That initial sting is gone and now the awards are set for May 23, three weeks from today, and take place at Live Nation’s Irving Plaza in New York.

With 20 awards to be handed out, along with the usual special awards and honors, I’m going to post some of the nominees, as well as  introduce some LGBT artists that may not be on your radar, every Monday up until the awards happen. We’ll talk more about Floyd as the time comes, but in the meantime, enjoy these nominees after the jump in the Pop Song category.

—  Rich Lopez

Anti-gay musician Buju Binton’s Dallas show canceled

Change.org reported yesterday that concert promoter Live Nation has canceled Buju Binton’s concert at the House of Blues in October. Live Nation was under fire by the people at Change who protested Live Nation’s involvement with the Jamaician dancehall musician and petitioned members to boycott the promoters. Binton is notorious for including severely homophobic remarks in his songs.

Live Nation announced the cancellation yesterday which included his Dallas and Houston shows, both at House of Blues.

Kettle Art owner and artist Frank Campagna paints the concert panels House of Blues posts outside. He read about the cancellation today from the Advocate. “I painted this sucker for them and now it’s no good. And that’s just fine because obviously he’s no good,” Campagna said.

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—  Rich Lopez