Double Bill: Pitbull and Ke$ha

pitbull liveThere are few if any as polarizing pop artists around today as Ke$ha. Exploding out of the gates a few years back with her debut album and break out single “Tik Tok”, people didn’t know whether she was a gimmick act or a legit pop artist. If you dig a little beneath her crazy look and sometimes off putting personality you’ll see a talent. Ke$ha is more than a party girl who drinks too much then sings about it. One who writes her own songs and while working in the pop arena is still not afraid to spread her wings in order to experiment with different sounds. She still doesn’t give a fig about what is “proper” or expected; Ke$ha is her own artist. An artist who seems to have absorbed every music genre she has heard. Many of her songs are mashups of different styles.

Armando Christian Perez has come to be known to us as Pitbull.  The American born rapper has exploded onto the music scene over the past couple of years.  All the success began for him in 2009 with the release of his album Rebelution and subsequently the singles “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service”.  Success continued with his participation on the Usher track “DJ Got Us Falling in Love” and the Jennifer Lopez track “On the Floor”.  He then released his album Planet Pit in 2011 which has spawned the hit single “Give Me Everything”. Soon after that success he released Global Warming in 2012 and it spawned the hit singles “Feel This Moment feat. Christina Aguilera” and “Back in Time”.

Not only a musician, Pitbull is also a producer and runs his own label under the P Diddy umbrella.  The label focuses on Latin and other tropical music.  He is also a spokesperson for Kodak, Dr. Pepper and Voli Vodka.

Additional Information:

-Date:  June 4, 2013

-Venue:  Bell Centre

-Ticket Purchase:  www.evenko.ca

-Ticket Prices:  $49.00, $65.50, $85.50, $111.00 (plus handling charges)

-Show Time:  6:30 p.m.

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