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- The Fantabuloso Tour 2013 featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Olly Murs, and The Summer Set
- When: Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Aragon Ballroom
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $9 for one ticket (up to a $34 value)
- $100 for two tickets plus two meet and greet passes with Carly Rae Jepsen or Olly Murs (up to a $168 value)
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nominated for two 2010 Juno Awards for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the Year, indie songstress Carly Rae Jepsen originally claimed fame in 2007 as a finalist on Canadian Idol. All of that, however, was before "Call Me Maybe." The bubbly pop masterwork rode impromptu endorsements from Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 list, dominating the radio for months and putting Jepsen’s label under investigation for unlicensed money printing. Her follow-up album, Kiss, further cements her superstar status with dance-ready ear candy such as "This Kiss" and "Tonight I'm Getting Over You."
“This Kiss” Live on Wal-Mart Soundcheck
Growing up, Olly Murs never wanted to be a pop singer. A dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Manchester United soccer club, he was a star player on his high school's team and reached the semi-pro level on his hometown's squad. After a career-ending injury and a stint working an office job, he decided to try his karaoke-incubated vocals out on The X Factor, wowing the curmudgeonly Simon Cowell who gushed that it was "the easiest yes I've ever given." Finishing second place in the competition, Murs has continued to craft bubblegum hits that exhibit what Allmusic.com described as his "swaggering, cheeky personality."
“Thinking of Me” Live at T4 On the Beach
The Summer Set
Forming their group while still teenagers, The Summer Set started out small, building their fame with MySpace posts and performances in their native Scottsdale. After high school, when most graduates are struggling to find the perfect Green Day song to remember high school by, the quintet signed a record deal with The Militia Group, releasing a trio of albums in the years since. Their most recent LP, Legendary leavens their anthemic pop punk with increasing lyrical maturity.
Its neon sign visible from the Red Line "L" tracks, Aragon Ballroom beckons concertgoers to historical confines that take their design aesthetic from Spanish palace courtyards. The two-storied venue houses a gargantuan dance floor under a wrap-around balcony where visitors can retreat to get an elevated view of the stage or a better vantage point to spot a singer’s lost contact.