Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Michael Johns Performance Videos by Fresh 102.7

As long as Fresh 102.7 keeps posting videos and news of Michael Johns, I'm happy to keep posting it here to share it with you. Fresh 102.7 has been such a huge supporter of Michael and has gone out of their way to share his music and news with his fans.

Where I come from, it's said that one good turn deserves another. All of you Michael Johns fans should take the time to listen to Fresh 102.7 online, add them as friends on MySpace, follow them on Twitter, and become fans of their Facebook. You can also text 102.7 at 21027.

Brooke White and Elliott Yamin fans can find videos of your Idols at Fresh TV as well. However, the following videos are for Michael Johns fans. ;D

Fresh 102.7 Video of Michael Johns - "Single Ladies"

Fresh 102.7 of Michael Johns "Heart On My Sleeve"

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Michael Johns Q & A Video With 102.7 At Fresh in the Park!

Michael took a few minutes to answer some questions for the Fresh 102.7 crew at the show held at Eisenhower Park on August 15, 2009.  My thanks to 102.7 for sharing this and so much more of Michael Johns on their website.  They were actually playing his single "Heart On My Sleeve" (free download of the single at Amazon.com) at the very same moment I found this interview!

Have a look at the 102.7 site by clicking HERE!  You can listen to their shows live online any time. I'm hoping they'll post the actual performance videos of all the stars that were there that day. You can be certain I'll post the news if those show up too!

Michael Johns Q & A with Fresh 102.7

Some additional HQ videos of Michael's performance at 102.7's Fresh in the Park concert were recently uploaded, so I thought I'd take the time to share them with you too. Be sure to watch them full screen as there are some gorgeous shots to be seen.

Michael Johns - "Black" - August 15, 2009

Michael Johns - "Single Ladies"

Michael Johns - "Bohemian Rhapsody" - August 15, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Michael Johns at Fresh in the Park - Fresh Pics from 102.7!

Here are some photos of Michael Johns Fresh in the Park appearance on August 15th, from Fresh 102.7.  Visit the Fresh 102.7 site for pictures of Brooke White, Elliott Yamin, and Carolina Liar!  Six videos of Michael Johns set can be found HERE.  The set included acoustic versions of Beyonce's "Single Ladies", Pearl Jam's "Black", the Bee Gees "To Love Somebody" (also on Michael Johns album, an A Capella version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the same video with Otis Redding's "I've Been Lovin' You Too Long", Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Tree's", and Michael's new single "Heart On My Sleeve" from his debut album Hold Back My Heart (available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and retail stores everywhere.

Michael Johns Videos - Fresh In The Park Concert

Thanks to everyone that uploaded videos for those of us who couldn't be there! Michael did his new single "Heart On My Sleeve" along with several other songs! Enjoy these videos of Michael Johns playing at 102.7's Fresh In The Park on August 15, 2009 .

Michael Johns sings Single Ladies at Fresh in the Park 2009

Michael Johns Singing Pearl Jam's Black/08-15-09

Michael Johns - To Love Somebody

Michael Johns - Bohemian Rhapsody & I've Been Lovin' You Too Long

Michael Johns sings Heart On My Sleeve

Michael Johns sings Fake Plastic Trees

Friday, August 14, 2009

Michael Johns and Brooke White 2009 Tour Links

Originally published at BC Magazine at the following link.

American Idol Alums Michael Johns and Brooke White Go On Tour
As is our custom at BC Magazine, we deliver the news more thoroughly than virtually every other news source out there.  It's not enough to hear that American Idol Season 7 finalists Michael Johns and Brooke White will be touring together this summer.  That much is widely known already.  But to fully deliver the story to you, not only will you find the dates and a list of what cities, but you'll also find links to each of the venues below.  You should expect no less than that from a quality source of news.

Fresh 102.7Before I get to the actual Michael Johns/Brooke White Tour 2009, there are a few other engagements to announce in the meantime. Michael Johns and Brooke White will be performing a free concert this coming Saturday, August 15, alongside Carolina Liar and fellow Idol Alum Elliott Yamin.  The concert will be held at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow Long Island and is being presented by Fresh 102.7.  Check out the details at the radio stations website.

There are no tickets to buy and no tickets you have to win.  As a matter of fact, you don't have to do anything but be there for the show.  I would suggest the you bring your newly bought CDs of Michael Johns new album Hold Back My Heart, or Brooke White's High Hopes and Heartbreak, and Elliott Yamin just released Fight For Love in May.  If you're lucky enough, you might get your CDs autographed by the stars themselves.  Idols have the tendency to stick around for awhile and do things like that for their fans.  You can also find Carolina Liar's album Coming To Terms to bring along with you.

Michael JohnsThere's still at least one other show to tell you about before delivering the summer tour dates.  According to a press release made by Live-PR, Michael Johns will be performing at the 5th Annual Miss Malibu Pageant being held on August 23rd, 2009.  That audience can look forward to hearing songs from Michael's debut album Hold Back My Heart (available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and retail stores everywhere). The album features Michael's new single "Heart On My Sleeve", which can be downloaded FREE from Amazon.com on the album link.

The Miss Malibu Pageant will be held at a mansion formerly owned by Cher and will be host to ten celebrity judges from the movie, television and music industry.  The list of distinguished guest judges includes ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Linda Thompson, and Elizabeth Rohm, just to name a few.

Musical entertainment for the event will be provided by Michael Johns and Atlantic Records recording artist Ryan Cabrera.  Please click on Live- PR to see further details on the 5th Annual Miss Malibu Pageant. 

With Michael Johns and Brooke White touring together, fans might also look forward to hearing them perform "Life Is Okay" from the soundtrack album Don't Look Down.  Although it was originally scored for the Shaun White documentary, the soundtrack was an independent effort co-written and produced by Foxworth, Johns, and Randa.  The album is seventeen tracks (eighteen songs) of sheer creative brilliance, and was nominated for "Best Original Music Score" at the 2009 X-Dance.

And now for the dates and venues, along with the links for more information on how to purchase tickets.  Almost all of the venues offer a discount for tickets that are purchased in advance.  Most every website I visited listed the ticket price as $20.00 in advance and a few dollars more if you wait to purchase your tickets until at the door or box office on the day of the tour.  That's why I took the time to include the links and phone numbers in advance. 

Michael Johns and Brook White Tour:

THU 9/17/09 - Pomona, CA Glass House
200 W Second St
Pomona CA 91766
Information Line: (909) 865-3802 

FRI 9/18/09 -The Boardwalk (Sacramento)
9426 Greenback Lane
Orangevale, CA 95662
Phone: (916) 988-9247 

SAT 9/19/09  - Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno, Nevada, 89595
(800) 501-2651 

MON 9/21/09  - Portland, OR Roseland Grill
8 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209-3607
(503) 219-9929 

WED 9/23/09 - Spokane, WA Knitting Factory 
919 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-4014
(509) 244-3279 

THU 9/24/09 - Seattle, WA Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122-4058
(206) 324-8005 

FRI 9/25/09 - Boise, ID Knitting Factory
416 S 9th St
ID 83702
(208) 367-1212 

SAT 9/26/09 - Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater 
3605 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

SUN 9/27/09 - Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
3317 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-1666 

TUE 9/29/09 - Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
737 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044-2737
(785) 841-5483 

WED 9/30/09 - Des Moines, IA People’s Court
216 Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 422-5128

David FosterIf you read my previous interview with Michael Johns featured in the article "Former American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Discusses Hold Back My Heart", which was published here at BC Magazine, you'll already know that Michael Johns will continue to tour after he's finished the summer dates.  In October, he'll be joining David Foster and Friends as they take the stars that fill up the DVD and CD of the same name on the road this autumn.

David Foster's Website is professionally done and includes all the links to find which cities will be graced by this "Hitman" and how to purchase tickets to this incredible showcase of multiple talents.  Instead of retyping and linking each venue, I'll just furnish you with the cities and venues, and a link to David Foster's site instead.  There are fabulous photos of all the stars that were featured on the PBS special as well.  Do yourself a favor and go have a look by clicking on his name above.

David Foster and Friends Tour 2009:

10/21 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theatre

0/23 - New York, NY - WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden

10/24 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center

10/25 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena

10/28 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre

10/30 - Tampa, FL - Blue Line Theatre @ St. Pete Times Forum

11/1 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live

11/5 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk

11/6 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion

11/8 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place

As is the case with all of my articles, I'll leave you with this promise.  If there is other Michael Johns news or more dates that are added to either of the tours listed above, you can just about bet I'll be back to deliver that news personally.

Even David Foster himself recognized the talent and potential in this shining new star.  On his DVD David Foster and Friends, David is quoted as saying this of Michael Johns. "He is destined for greatness for years to come, I promise."  What a compliment to come from a man of such tremendous stature in the music industry.  I tend to agree with his opinion.  David has been successfully Fostering huge new talents for years.

I'll leave you with this one final wish for those of you who just can't wait to see your Idols or David Foster with all of his talented friends on tour.  May every fan out there find a tour date in a city near you.  Cheers and best wishes until next time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Michael Johns Performing For Miss Malibu Pageant

According to a press release made by Live-PR, one of American Idols Season 7 Top Finalists, Michael Johns will be performing at the 5th Annual Miss Malibu Pageant being held on August 23rd, 2009.

The audience can look forward to hearing songs from Michael's debut album Hold Back My Heart (available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and retail stores everywhere). The album features his new single "Heart On My Sleeve", which can be downloaded FREE from Amazon.com by clicking on the album title above.

Here's an excerpt from the news release. Please click HERE to view the entire article.

The other distinguished judges will include Elisabeth Röhm (Law and Order, Miss Congeniality 2), Eric Viskovicz (Celebrity Personal Trainer), Jeff Garner (Designer), Linda Thompson (Actress and GRAMMY Nominated Songwriter), Marnie Saitta (Casting Director), Michael Yo (E! Celebrity Correspondent), Shaun Toub (Iron Man) and Timothy Durham (CEO, National Lampoon). Atlantic Records recording artist Ryan Cabrera and American Idol Season 7 finalist Michael Johns will also be in attendance to provide live musical entertainment.

The following "Heart On My Sleeve" video is from Michael's performance at Hollywood and Highland.

Michael Johns - Heart on my Sleeve

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Michael Johns to perform Free Concert in NYC!

Thank goodness for Twitter and Fresh 102.7! Otherwise, I might never have known about Michael Johns upcoming concert with Elliott Yamin, Brooke White, and Carolina Liar! NYC is being treated to a FREE concert in the park with some of today's Freshest music and artists, courtesy of Fresh 102.7! You can follow 102.7 on Twitter too!

Be sure to check out the 102.7 website for up to the minute details and listen daily to hear Michael Johns' "Heart on my Sleeve" from his new album Hold Back My Heart! When you click on the album link, you can download the single for FREE!

Fresh 102.7 is taking it live and outside again with Fresh in the Park!

We’re giving all of our Fresh listeners a FREE concert with no tickets to buy and no tickets to win! It’s New York’s largest outdoor Concert of the summer featuring live performances by Elliott Yamin, Brook White, Michael Johns and Carolina Liar!

If you want to be at Fresh in the Park all you need to do is get there! Bring the entire family and get there early. Don’t forget your beach chairs & blankets for a night of music and fun with Fresh 102.7!

Click here to check out photos from last years Fresh In The Park!

The following videos were from an interview and performance courtesy of Fresh 102.7, done on June 23rd to announce the release of his album.

Michael Johns interview and performance on 102.7

Monday, July 27, 2009

Michael Johns Hollywood & Highland Videos

A little over a month ago, Michael Johns performed several songs from his new album Hold Back My Heart in a live concert held at Hollywood and Highland. The concert was meant to celebrate the June 23rd release of his debut album and was in fact performed only two days after the album hit shelves nationwide. It's also available for digital download at Amazon.com and iTunes.

News of this concert was overshadowed that day, as we learned Michael Jackson had just passed away.  Now that a respectable amount of time for mourning has passed and some high quality videos of the performance have recently surfaced, I'm happy to share with you Michael Johns live at Hollywood and Highland, performed June 25, 2009.

My thanks to Lovinthefro09 for uploading most of the following videos. The first video is one posted by scoobyld, in which Michael Johns pays a stunning tribute to Michael Jackson, RIP the King of Pop. This was one of the first tributes to Michael Jackson to be posted to YouTube. All of the other videos, with the exception of "Hold On", are from the new album Hold Back My Heart, by Michael Johns.

Michael Johns - I'll Be There

Michael Johns - Heart on my Sleeve

Michael Johns - Feeling Alright

Michael Johns - Fire

Michael Johns - Fool's Gold

Michael Johns - Hold On

Michael Johns - Little Bear

Michael Johns - Hold Back My Heart

Michael Johns - To Love somebody

Michael Johns - Mountains

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