Welcome to The Weekly Buzz! Our weekly column that keeps you in the know about everything going on in the world of pop culture that you can’t afford to miss! From music to TV and everything in between. We’re buzzin’ about it.
This week saw the major announcement from our favorite besties, Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi who are heading out on a North American tour together! The Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper will be joined by good pal Fletcher on a month-long arena tour as the North American leg of Niall’s ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ Tour. This is the first leg, with more to be announced in the near future. We are so stoked! We’re hoping that if the rumors of Lewis singing the theme to a major British holiday ad is true, he’ll be adding that to the setlist, along with the unreleased collab he and Niall have.
From Niall’s friend Lewis to his other friend and bandmate Louis. Mr Tomlinson has just done something a little cheeky by leaking the names of all his singles for his upcoming debut album, ‘Walls’. He also went to visit good friend James Corden and absolutely sassed him on national TV. Iconic.
While we’re on the One Direction front, Harry Styles just gave us a totally valid reason as to why he turned down that movie role. All we’re gonna say is: start saving, Harries!
Meanwhile, our favorite Aussie band, 5 Seconds of Summer, released ‘The Vault’ version of ‘Teeth’ and it truly slaps. Then Yungblud dropped his totally gruesome music video for ‘Die A Little’ as well as posed like a boss for FAULT Magazine. Ariana Grande showed us just how multi-talented she is as she releases the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack she co-produced featuring Normani, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Monét, and the legendary Chaka Khan – it truly slaps! And finally, Waterparks’ Awsten announced his autobiography, which is now at the top of our Christmas lists.
Tweet of the Week
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) January 14, 2019
Homer owns the fact he’s a meme. We stan.
It’s been a sad week in the KPOP community as we said goodbye to Stray Kids’ Woojin and Monsta X’s Wonho. Fans shared their sorrows while also praising the two idols for everything they have done for them, vowing both will always be considered part of their respective groups.
On a brighter note, The legendary G Dragon of BigBang was discharged from the military after almost two years! Fans gave him one hell of a reception as he returned home.
NCT 127 were announced to perform at the MTV EMAs while also having the duty of running the Instagram account during the show tonight, so we’re guaranteed some iconic content!
Finally, BTS said goodbye to their ‘Speak Yourself’ tour with the final in Seoul which got live-streamed and we are so emotional.
You Oughta Know
There’s some hot music news fresh outta the oven that we’re so stoked about here at The Honey POP that we just had to share with you…
They’ve just released a beast of a collab and now We The Kings have just announced a vinyl reissue of their self-titled album! Get it here
Meg & Dia are releasing a Christmas album ‘December Darling’! The sisters reunited and surprise-released the critically acclaimed new album ‘happysad’ this summer. The Christmas record will consist of 11 tracks and drop on November 15. Pre-order here.
Music podcast ‘This Must Be The Gig’ has announced its partnership with StubHub. With a goal to create a space for both artists and fans to connect and discover, this partnership will further both organizations’ commitments to live music and build resources for live music fans to stay informed, find deals and get closer to their favorite artists. Stream the podcast here.
Charity Bomb and AEG Presents have announced numerous adds to their already stacked lineup for ‘Strange 90s Nashville’. Members of Florida Georgia Line, Sixpence None The Richer, Judas Priest, Eagles of Death Metal, The All-American Rejects, Lit, Relient K, 3 Doors Down and more will join together to form supergroups, performing the anthems of this golden decade in a real-life recreation of the era. Taking place on November 23rd at Marathon Music Works, Strange 90s Nashville is a night not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now.
If you’re around the LA area and looking for something to do this weekend, be sure to stop by the Los Angeles Coffee Festival! This year the ‘Coffee Masters’ global barista tournament will be making its West Coast debut. The LACF will also be a hot spot for foodies, as well as a street food market, live music and coffee-inspired. 10% of the profits will be donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. Find out more here.
On The Road
Looking to go to some gigs? Check out these tour announcements…
The Revivalists have announced a tour for 2020! While also looking at funding various charitable projects we have to tell you about it!
The chart-toppers will commence the ‘Into The Stars’ tour on February 28th and be stopping at many places in North America! Also, the band has announced the creation of Rev Causes – an umbrella fund that will make donations to causes that are close to the band’s heart. $1 of every ticket sold beginning with the 2020 tour dates will be donated to a variety of organizations through Rev Causes, and there will be numerous other ways to contribute to the fund. How amazing is that?! Tickets and info can be found here.
Also on the road is Long Island metal band Moon Tooth, who has announced their upcoming tour dates with Number 12 Looks Like You. Earlier this month, they announced their signing to Pure Noise Records and shared the music video for ‘Through Ash’, taken from their 2019 album Crux. The tour kicks off November 29th in Greensboro, NC and ends December 11th in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets are on sale now.
Finally, Picturesque have announced they will be returning to the stage in early 2020as they hit the road with Hands Like Houses and Dead American. The tour kicks off on January 25th in Brooklyn. They head on the road January 25th in Brooklyn, NY for nine shows and ending in Anaheim, CA on February 11th. Tickets are on sale now.
Hot in the Hive
We at The Honey POP are fans just like you, so we thought we’d share the buzz about Team THP’s faves right now.
“I’m really loving with the ‘ELF Camo Concealer’ – with a shade lighter than your foundation, it has full long-lasting matte coverage and can easily tackle dark circles and breakouts.” – Jodie, writer
“I’m currently obsessed with Post Malone’s latest album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding‘!” – Zeyn, graphic artist
“I’m really enjoying watching ‘Euphoria’ – I like how it touches important issues involving mental health and addiction, all while making it relatable to younger viewers. It’s explicit, sure, but they’re still getting important messages across” – Gabby, editor
“You can literally catch me jamming to Camryn’s ‘EZ EZ’ constantly! It’s such a bop.” – Jazz, editor-in-chief
A Tik-Tok Sign Off
It’s good to know that if 5SOS decide that the music thing isn’t for them anymore, they can still feed us quality content on TikTok.
What are you buzzing about this week? Will you be watching the EMAs tonight? Or maybe you’re planning on getting tickets to see Niall and Lewis on tour? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP and be sure to come back here this time next week for another installment of The Weekly Buzz!
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