Twice the lady, twice the lady voice power, twice the revolution. You guys. Bass-tastic Meghan Trainor and Bratz doll-come-to-life Hailee Steinfeld are going on tour together, and it's going to be all of our feminist-vocal fantasies come true. Meghan Trainor's Untouchable Tour already sounds so epic: it's the live counterpoint to the release of her second album, Thank You. She's hitting all of the sweet spots countrywide in the US and, if you want to note the date down on your calendar (or millennial electronic equivalent), tickets go on sale on April 29. So get ready.
2016, you're too much. No really, you're spoiling us. What with Beyoncé's Formation tour and now this, I feel like I've got all a whole lot of live-feminist pop to look forward to. Who even cares if it's sunny this summer, because there's going to be so much sunshine in my heart. Have you guys listened to Hailee Steinfeld's album, Haiz? It's the most convincing argument out there that Steinfeld is the best woman for the job of accompanying lady legend Trainor on tour. The whole album's just one self-acceptance banger after the next. It's like "Respect" for the Instagram generation. It's like Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece, but set to a soaring pop backdrop.
Which makes her an ideal counterpart for Ms Trainor, who the Guardian has called "the poster girl for the larger woman" and "pop's emblem for self-acceptance"and who in the same interview confirmed that she's not preaching necessarily that larger ladies are more beautiful than skinny ones: "Any body type is beautiful. It’s all about loving what you got and rocking it." There's a motto we can all get behind, right?
So if you see someone moshing like crazy in the crowd this summer: that's probably me. See you at the tour, and check out the dates below.
7/14 Vancouver, BC PNE Amphitheater7/16 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater7/18 San Jose, CA San Jose State Event Center7/21 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre7/24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre7/26 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre7/29 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell7/31 Allen, TX Allen Event Center8/2 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP8/4 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre8/8 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre8/10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre8/12 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair8/13 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fairgrounds8/30 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre9/3 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair9/6 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap9/8 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall9/11 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center9/18 Orlando, FL CFE Arena – UCF9/22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun9/24 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
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