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Austin Mahone and Jason Derulo

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May 15, 2014

Thu 7:00 PM

5400 North River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Performers:

  • Austin Mahone
  • Jason DeRulo

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Cost

39.50 to 75.00

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Austin Mahone: It's becoming more common for the next generation of musicians to be discovered on Myspace and Youtube, but one that stands out from the rest is Austin Mahone. While comparisons between the 15 year old Texas native and Justin Bieber have been made, Austin is actually a huge fan of Justin's and his first few YouTube hits were covers of "Never Say Never" and "One Time." Austin Mahone's melodic, ranging voice transfers well between pop, hip hop, and country, and his raw talent is paving the way for an extremely promising career.

If you haven't yet heard of Austin Mahone, chances are you've already seen him on YouTube: That's him with the sweet voice, backwards hat, and pukka shell necklace. Austin uploaded his first video on YouTube, a cover of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never", in 2010 which was quickly followed by his rendition of Chris Brown's "With You." While the singer said he is greatly inspired by both Bieber and Brown, his vocal range and teen heartthrob persona have set him apart from his idols, and his potential has caused many to believe that he could surpass them.

In addition to star quality vocals, the artist is also getting pretty good at the guitar and piano, as seen in recent videos. While thousands of Mahomies are eagerly waiting for Austin Mahone to be signed to a label, they are watching new YouTube videos, chatting with Austin on Ustream, and following his Twitter. Austin Mahone hasn't performed a proper concert yet, but you can bet that when he does it will be the start of an excellent career.

Jason DeRulo: JASON DERULO (pronounced day-ru-lo)

The path to perfection is a humble road, but one that longevity will pave”. At the tender age of 19, Florida native Jason Derulo has already experienced feats that many veterans in the game aspire to. A multi-talented artist/songwriter on the brink of stardom, Jason has contributed his talents to the likes of Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, Betty Wright and Danity Kane to name a few.

As a performer he has shared the stage with artist such as, T-Pain, Akon and Mims. His strong stage performances have drawn rave reviews, and have made him a well sought after entertainer. A winner of countless awards, Jason also gained major notoriety by winning the 2006 Apollo Season Finale Grand Championship.

After a long courtship by many record labels, Jason has teamed up with multi-platinum music producer J.R Rotem (Sean Kingston, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Leona Lewis, Dr. Dre etc.) and his label Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records, and is currently in Los Angeles completing his highly anticipated debut album due this summer.

Jason’s first official single titled “Whatcha Say”, hit the radio in the summer of 2009 and became an immediate sensation, jumping from 54 to number on the Billboard charts in a matter of months. It supported sales of his self-titled, debut album, as well as performances on Lady Gaga's infamous The Monster Ball Tour.

Just a year later, Derulo released his sophomore album, Future History, an ambitious, dancey album that featured the singles "Don't Wanna Go Home". Unfortunately, while rehearsing dance moves for a tour to promote the album, Derulo broke a vertebrae and was forced to cancel all tour dates.

However, he was in top form upon the release of his 2013 album, Tattoos, which was supported by the single "The Other Side". The album was initially only released internationally, and US fans only received an EP before the full album was released in 2014 under the title Talk Dirty. The album was completely reformatted for US audiences, including new tracks.

With incredible label support, unparalleled talent and God’s Blessing, Jason Derulo is about to take the music world by storm!

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