Trendy Artists of the Week: Morgan Wallen, Mabel Matiz, Nightwish, Anirudh Ravichander, Kontra K

It's that time again, time for us to bring you fresh indsutry news about the most popular artists on our site this week. Enjoy.
Morgan Wallen

More Dates Added to Morgan Wallen North American Tour Due to High Demand

Morgan Wallen is taking on the world. And it seems the 29-year-old country pop singer is not half bad at it, either. His 2023 international concert tour, the “One Night At A Time World Tour” (which only covers the US and Canada, by the way) just had to add more dates to its schedule due to the high demand to see the man perform.

His fans will now have one more night to watch his concert live in places like Milwaukee, WI, East Rutherford, NJ, Atlanta, GA, Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL in the US; or Toronto and Vancouver up North in Canada. This is all in the wake of the release of his third studio album just about a week ago, in December 2022. The third and latest record in his discography is titled “One Thing At A Time (Sampler)”, and seems to be delighting his fans across North America.

Mabel Matiz Ditched at GQ Turkey Event Due to Controversial Video

There is a controversy happening in the Turkish music world right now. Famed pop singer Mabel Matiz was invited to GQ Turkey’s “Men of the Year” awards ceremony to present one of the awards. However, despite arriving there, he was never called on stage to do his duty.

That is because, at the last minute, organizers decided not to risk reproof from Turkish authorities. A music video by Matiz has been banned in the country earlier. The song is called “Karakol” and it depicts a homosexual relationship between two men. It is always sad to hear about an artist’s work being suppressed by an overbearing authority.

Tuomas Holopainen Teases New Nightwish Album

The latest new album by the Finnish metal band Nightwish came out in April 2020, with the title “Human. :II: Nature.”. But fans of the group need not worry, as keyboardist and primary songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has recently talked to the metal magazine Metal Hammer about a new LP being in the works.

While there is no official release date yet, Holopainen assures us all that it’s going to be full of surprises. In the meantime, you can listen to one of their latest singles, “Noise”, released in February 2020.

Fans Demand Anirudh Ravichander Score Much-Anticipated Indian Period Drama

Anirudh Ravichander’s name recently trended on Twitter, for a flattering reason. This was how fans of filmmaker Pawan Kalyan wanted to pressure him to hire Ravichander as a composer for his upcoming project. “Hari Hara Veera Mallu”, an Indian period drama, is set to be released in March 2023, and its eagerly awaiting fans really want Ravichander to be in charge of its score.

Kontra K

Kontra K Announces “Towards the Sun” Tour

Just like Morgan Wallen in the beginning of this article, German rapper Kontra K is also going on a popular tour. He is promoting his new album “Für den Himmel durch die Hölle”, a chart-topper in his home country of Germany. You can catch him this month doing his live shows in Frankfurt, Berlin, Leipzig, Hannover, Cologne, Rostock, Stuttgart, and Munich in Germany; as well as Esch Sur Alzette in Luxembourg and Vienna in Austria.

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