August 16, 2014 |
When your night begins with a subway ride filled with screaming young girls and their happily hollering mothers, you know what you're in for: Wednesday's meeting of Great Britain's platinum-plated boy band, One Direction, and Australia's power-pop sensations, 5 Seconds of Summer, at Lincoln Financial Field. The first of two sold-out shows continued Thursday, surely with the same level of cheery mayhem in the stadium as well as the subway. For the most part, you got what all the yelling and crying (several young girls were in tears)
June 27, 2013 |
Piercing, dizzying, catlike yowls and screeches. Handmade posters draped with flashing Christmas lights held up by tireless young arms. Thousands raised from their seats with cheering mouths, singing and flailing away - it had to be a boy band. And it was. One Direction hit the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of many who had bought tickets a year in advance - this show was sold out before 1D played the Susquehanna Bank Center in May 2012. The London-based 19- to 21-year-old pop band - Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson - were modestly dressed in T-shirts and jeans.
June 12, 2013
* The Package Tour, with New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $92.50-$20, 800-298-4200, comcastTIX.com. * The Rolling Stones with "surprise" guest, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 8 p.m. Tuesday and June 21, $597-$67. 800-298-4200, comcastTIX.com. (Note: Watch for last-minute ticket availability at reduced cost, the concert promoters' new "dynamic pricing" strategy.) * One Direction, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. June 25, sold out, but tickets available from secondary market.
June 12, 2013 |
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com : Check out a full photo gallery of the boy bands coming to Philly this summer, reaction from social media, plus a Spotify playlist. LOOK WHO'S BACK on tour this summer! New Kids on the Block. The Backstreet Boys. 98 Degrees. Boyz II Men. Even the Monkees. All started as well-scrubbed, adorable and energetic, young, pop-harmony groups - a/k/a/ boy bands - expected to last only a lunchtime. But, oh, nostalgia lovers, look at them now! Historically, most of these cutie-pies were packaged by corporate entities at casting calls.
May 30, 2012 |
It's physically impossible to blow the doors off the Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden's giant open-air shed. But the teenage girls at One Direction's Memorial Day concert gave it their all. The focus of their frenzy: Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson — five flavors of creamy cuteness. Together, this Anglo-Irish quintet make up one of the most enjoyable and charming boy bands of the modern era. The biggest reactions on this muggy Monday were sparked by love notes like "Gotta Be You" and "Everything About You. " But all night long, the crowd was working a great deal harder than the performers were.
March 10, 2012 |
Nickelodeon's made-for-TV boy band, Big Time Rush, stretch their skinny legs, graduating to a movie format with a London setting, an espionage plot, and even a sprinkling of Beatles songs. All served up with their usual goofy mirth. The premise is that James, Carlos, Kendall, and Logan are scheduled to launch their world tour at Hyde Park. (The group's actual summer tour brings them to Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center on Aug. 10.) But before the guys can even order room service, they're being hotly pursued both by the bobbies and by a small army of sinister spies.
January 14, 2011 |
S TEVEN HIRSCH , the co-founder of adult-film company Vivid Entertainment, has a serious hard-on for Octomom Nadya Suleman . One of those 4-plus-hour Viagra models. He's offered Octo $1 million to have sex on camera, he's offered less to her to not have sex on camera, and now he's offered to make Octo's February mortgage payment while he considers whether to buy her La Habra, Calif., home. Hirsch said yesterday that he's looking into whether it makes good business sense to pay off the $450,000 that Octo owes and to assume the note.
September 10, 2010
Rich Cronin, 36, whose band LFO sang the breezy summer hit "Summer Girls" whose lyrics boosted Abercrombie & Fitch, has died after struggling with health setbacks, including leukemia and a stroke. Mr. Cronin - who cowrote "Summer Girls," LFO's biggest hit - died in a Boston hospital Wednesday, former bandmate Brad Fischetti said. "Last summer, when we did our reunion tour, he was certainly having health problems, but he was cancer-free at that time," Fischetti said Thursday. Mr. Cronin's manager, Melissa Holland, said he died of complications from leukemia.
July 17, 2009 |
YES, THE YOUNG girls (ages 6 to 16) will be out in force, screaming their lungs out, when the Jonas Brothers land at the Wachovia Center Thursday for the first of two sold-out shows. One reviewer who caught their Chicago concert this week likened the din to airplane engines revving at O'Hare International Airport. Attending parents? Have your earplugs ready. But the Jonas Brothers are not the typical boy band they'd like us to believe. Their new, fourth album, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times," and their World Tour 2009, feature sophisticated horn charts and violins "adding things that haven't been heard in pop music," said middle brother, Joe Jonas, in a pre-tour interview.