The band play at the Ritz, Manchester, to a sold-out crowd of 1500. This is the first performance of Through The Shadows. As the band takes a bow, James gives a message to the fans:
We all go to work just like you. We all have day jobs just like you. We don’t have anyone who’s giving us loads of money. So the fact that you are all coming out to spend money on us. Everything you spend comes straight back into this band. Thank you very much. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The band appear on The Sound Check, playing I Saw A Ghost, Forever In Your Debt. Aaron:
I Saw A Ghost came in a dark morning. As you can image by the lyrics it’s quite a sombre track…what I try to do in the lyrics is write stuff that people are feeling, but can’t articulate.
Kustis and Aaron Starkie perform Forever in Your Debt for the BBC in Manchester.
Kurt & Aaron Starkie perform a cover of David Bowie’s Life on Mars at Sound Control in Manchester.
Tatum competes against his wife in Lip Sync Battles, performing Beyonce’s Run the World (Girls)“. At the end of his performance, Beyonce finish out the dance, as Tatum bows to her. He also performs Let It Go from Frozen in full Queen Elsa costume.
Lovato performs a medley of her songs Cool For The Summer and Confident at the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Both songs are featured on her fifth studio album Confident.
Cara performs her single Here at New Years’ Rockin’ Eve. Cara’s performance is part of the 2015 new years eve live celebration hosted by Billboard.
Sivan performs his single Happy Little Pill during a Vevo LIFT session. The session is sponsored by McDonald’s and is filmed in black and white.
Sivan performs his song Talk Me Down during a Vevo LIFT session. The session is sponsored by McDonald’s and is featured on Vevo’s YouTube channel.
Minaj is paid $2 million to perform in front of a company that is held and ran by Angola’s President Dos Santos.
Sivan performs a medley of Selena Gomez’s song Hands To MySelf and Justin Bieber’s Sorry. The performance is a web exclusive for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Lovato performs Stone Cold at Billboard Women in Music. The song is featured on her album Confident.
Gomez performs Hands To Myself at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. The song is Gomez’s third single off her album Revival.
Gomez teams up with ex-boyfriend Zedd to perform I Want You To Know at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015.
Chvrches perform Clearest Blue on The Late Late Show with James Corden. This song is featured on their second studio album Every Open Eye.
Sivan performs his single WILD. This song is the first single featured on the album Blue Neighbourhood. The performance is for Vevo LIFT and is sponsored by McDonald’s.
Sivan performs his single Youth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his debut television performance.
Gomez performs Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself and My Girls during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Both songs are on Gomez’s album Revival.
Lovato performs her single Confident at the American Music Awards. The song is featured on her album with the same title.
I have never been confident enough in my own skin to feel sexy. Now that I’m feeling great and I feel confident, I’m proud of the skin that I’m in.
Gomez performs Same Old Love at the American Music Awards. Same Old Love is the second single featured on Gomez’s album Revival.
Jonas performs a medley of his songs Chains, Levels and Jealous. Jonas starts his performance on the piano and ends with a gospel choir.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) October 29, 2015
Cara performs a cover of Shawn Mendes’ song Stitches on On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
I love this song and Shawn Mendes was the first person to ever to shout me out on social media before I was ever sign, before my song (Here) came out he posted my cover (of his song) and we’ve been friends ever since.
At the final leg of her U.S. tour, in Tampa, Swift performs Let It Go with Menzel dressed as Olaf the snowman.
Frozen totally happened tonight. And 55,000 people sang ‘Let It Go’ so loudly, it nearly took my breath away.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 1, 2015
James performs as Prince, singing Purple Rain at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Halloween party. Cleveland forward, Love, has a front-row seat for the performance and shares his video footage:
Cara performs her single Here on The Ellen Show, from her album Know-It-All.
Gomez performs her single Same Old Love on The Ellen Show, her first live performance of this song.
At a concert in Philadelphia, Styles motions for a fan’s banner reading ‘Hi Harry. Your so nice’ to be handed to him. He takes out a pen and adds the missing apostrophe and letter ‘e’ to make it ‘You’re so nice’. He then holds up the corrected sign to show fans.
Thank you for signing my poster and correcting my grammar!!
Jonas performs Levels at the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance takes place on the red carpet of the VMAs before the award show begins.
Timberlake joins Swift, during her LA show at Staples Center, for a performance of Mirrors.
Justin hasn’t performed since he became a dad, so I’m just honored that this is his first performance.
— STAPLES Center (@STAPLESCenter) August 27, 2015
Kudrow sings Smelly Cat with Swift on stage at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
This singer has only ever played in coffee houses before. She never played in a big venue like this. Please make her feel welcome. You guys, her name is Phoebe Buffay.
At one point, Kudrow stops the performance to give Swift advice:
You have to really feel the lyrics, you know
— STAPLES Center (@STAPLESCenter) August 27, 2015
Swift and Morissette perform You Oughta Know at Swift’s concert in the Staples Center in LA. Swift:
She inspired a generation of confessional female singer-songwriters who all of a sudden felt like you could actually say these raw feelings that you had. You could actually sing about your real life, you could put detail to it, you could get really, really made if you wanted to. And I think it’s fair to say that so many of the female singer-songwriters of my generation, including myself, would not write the way that we do without her and her music. And she has written some of the most brilliant music – in particular probably inarguably the greatest breakup song of all-time.
Swift introduces DeGeneres during her performance of Style, at the Staples Center in LA. DeGeneres dances and sings the song with Swift, in an almost identical sparkly outfit..
Los Angeles, please make some noise for international pop superstar, Ellen DeGeneres.
Rend Collective perform two concerts at the Newday program at Norfolk. They first have an evening of worship and then do a late night show in front of thousands of fans. They also sang songs from their upcoming album As Family We Go.
West throws his mic and storms offstage at the Pan Am Games closing ceremony when the audio for the live audience stops working. According to the CBC Olympics official Twitter feed, those enjoying the broadcast version of Kanye’s performance could still hear him but his microphone cut off completely for those watching live from inside Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
Lavigne makes her first concert performance in more than a year at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics. She sings Fly.
I just sang FLY on stage for the FIRST time ALL THE WAY THROUGH live tonight in rehearsal. Making what feels like the impossible possible……Fighting through Lyme Disease. “Just Reach Up Don’t Give Up” so happy to be working with the Special Olympics LA 2015. Grateful
Lambert joins Monroe at The Basement in Nashville to celebrate Monroe’s album release.
Jonas posts an Instagram of his duet of Jealous with Swift at Swift’s 1989 concert tour at the MetLife Stadium.
Cara performs a cover of Taylor Swift’s song Bad Blood on BBC Radio 1. Cara performs the remixed version of the song, originally featuring Kendrick Lamar, acoustically with a piano and guitar arrangement.
The band perform Plant The Seed on the Jack Rocks This Feeling stage at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Prince announces a short-notice concert, featuring his band 3rdEyeGirl, scheduled for May 19 at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale at noon Monday through Live Nation. The musician’s HitnRun tour is built around the concept of near-impromptu performances in different cities.
Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl share a free soundboard-quality recording of his May 2 “Dance Rally 4 Peace” concert via Soundcloud. The concert features some of the artist’s lesser-known hard-rock tracks, such as Dreamer, Guitar and Chaos & Disorder, alongside frequent guitar solos and improvisation. At the end of the recording, Prince speaks directly to the crowd:
Do me a favor and take care of each other, all right? It don’t matter the color; we’re all family.
Prince performs a live show at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, featuring classic hits and his protest song, Baltimore. 3rdEyeGirl backs Prince in front of an audience wearing mostly gray, in honor of Gray. Prince:
You look around, and the system is broken. It’s gonna take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life. Most of all, we need new peace. And the kind of peace I’m talking about is spelled p-i-e-c-e. Next time I come to Baltimore, I want to stay in a hotel owned by one of you.
On-stage guests included Doug E. Fresh, Estellem Miguel, and State Attorney Mosby, who was seated on a leather couch on the left side of the stage, and about 20 minutes into the concert she was led to the center by Prince.
Florence and the Machine perform two tracks from their upcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful: Ship to Wreck and first single What Kind of Man, on Saturday Night Live. Welch does not leave her stool as broke her foot while performing at Coachella, impacting her onstage mobility.
Johansson appears on the The Late Show to promote her upcoming movie Avengers: Age Of Ultron. She talks about lover for Letterman and her first appearance on his show as a child.
Dave, I have to say, I am so incredibly honored to be on one of your very last shows…The first time I was on this show I was 13-years old, it was 1998 and I was so, so nervous, because for me – and still for me – coming on this show is like you’ve made it when you’re on Dave Letterman. That’s really the truth.
The band perform Start Again, from their album Cavalcade, at the World Book Night in Manchester’s Central Library. Aaron Starkie:
We’ll be the first band to play here. We feel really privileged to be involved.
Fifth Harmony performs Worth It during the Radio Disney Music Awards show promoting their album Reflection.
Mellencamp performs the song Longest Days from his album Life, Death, Love and Freedo on The Late Show.
Swift performs Blank Space during the Brit Awards show promoting her album 1989.