Welcome to The Kids From Fame Media Blog

I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: mark1814uk@googlemail.com

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Friday, 30 October 2015

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Fame Reunion Update



Fame Reunion 2015

Nearly Sold Out! Last Few Tickets Remaining! If you want to go then buy your tickets Fast!

Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples will perform together for the first time on Saturday 5th December at Teatro Nuovo Salsmoggiore Terme in Northern Italy, in this charity concert in Aid of Ger Onlus an Italian Children's charity that give support to disadvantaged children around the World.

Tickets cost 25.00 and 20.00 Euros, with discounts for under 25's, over 65's and disabled people.

Buy Tickets The Ticket information is now in English for those of us who don't speak Italian. For people booking from the U.K. the BIC (SWIFT) code: POCIITM1. Ticket sales end on November 30th.  

Even if you can't attend the show, you can still support the charity by making a donation, by liking and sharing their Facebook Page. If you've already liked the page then share with your friends and send invites to your friends to ask them to like the page. Every like helps to promote the charity. You can also Follow them on Twitter.

It's going to be a Wonderful show. At the moment this is a one off and there are no plans for any other Reunion shows anywhere else in the World.

There is a Twitter campaign to try to get a Reunion show in the U.K. but nothing concrete has come of that as yet. You can add your voice and support at #iwantmykidsfromfamereunion

Se you at the concert!

Happy Birthday Michael Delorenzo



Happy 56th Birthday Michael Delorenzo for 31st October

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Video Competition


Radio Globale is the media partner for the Fame Reunion in Italy on December 5th and they are running a video competition to win 2 tickets to the show and a chance to meet the cast.


How Fame was special to you?

Shoot a mini video telling us how the Kids from Fame inspired your life. Upload the clip on Radio Globale Facebook page.


Join the social adventure of ‪#‎FameReunion2015‬ and take the chance to win two tickets for Salsomaggiore Show and meet the actors!

Support Ger Onlus project: ‪#‎giveadreawithalittle‬ !

Perchè Saranno Famosi è stato speciale per te?

Raccontacelo in un breve video e postalo sulla nostra pagina di Facebook.

Potresti vincere due biglietti per partecipare alla ‪#‎FameReunion2015‬ e incontrare dal vivo gli attori della serie! ‪#‎conpocopuoifaremolto‬:

sostieni anche tu ‪#‎GerChildren‬!

We'd also like to see you entries so once uploaded, please share them to the Kids From Fame Media Facebook Page Too!

Broken Hearts Heal - Janet Jackson


"Broken Hearts Heal" wonderful tribute to Janet Jackson's brother Michael from her "Unbreakable" album.

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It was a long long time ago
But I remember it like yesterday
Amazing times while we were growing
Round all the brightest stars the world had seen
We made-up songs to do our chores to
And harmonized while we all did our part
Danced and sang our way through most anything
Always felt safe in each others' love


It was in summer that you left me
The fall and winter never felt so cold
And Lord knows words can never express it
Life feels so empty I miss you much
Painful tears like never before
We can't laugh together till we cry
But our love's ain't no material thing
Inshaallah, see you in the next life

Broken hearts heal
Stronger
Broken hearts last
Longer
Broken hearts heal
Stronger
Ooh ooh ooh
La da da da la la

But our love ain't no material thing
Inshaallah, see you in the next life
It was a long long time ago
But yet it seems just like yesterday
Such amazing times while growing up
Always felt safe in each others' love
It was a long long time ago
The fall and winter felt so cold
But our love ain't no material thing
Inshaallah, see you in the next life
But our love is so much more than just material
Til the next life.

Picture of the Week



Nia Peeples with her first husband Guy Ecker in 1985

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Ticket Information Update


The highest priced tickets for the Fame Reunion on December 5th at Teatro Nuovo Salsmoggiore Terme in Northern Italy have now sold out.

This is a charity concert in Aid of Ger Onlus an Italian Children's charity that give support to disadvantaged children around the World and will star Jesse BorregoLee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples.

The Available Tickets for the rear blocks and Balcony cost  25.00 and 20.00 Euros, with discounts for under 25's, over 65's and disabled people.

Buy Tickets The Ticket information is now in English for those of us who don't speak Italian. For people booking from the U.K. the BIC (SWIFT) code: POCIITM1  

Even if you can't attend the show, you can still support the charity by making a donation, by liking and sharing their Facebook Page, and Following them on Twitter.

It is a dream come true to have the cast of Fame perform together again and they will be making dreams come true for disadvantaged Children around the World.

Please show your support.

Ebay Item of the Week


This week Fame T Shirts in various colours and sizes.

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Michael Cerveris One Question Interview 2015


Michael Cerveris One Question Interview 2015


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

You Don't Know Me - Jesse Borrego


"You Don't Know Me" comes from the season 5 episode "W.S.O.A." written by Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker, it is performed by Jesse Borrego.

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Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 8


Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 8

It the Final Episode. How will things end?

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Fame Reunion Update - New Poster


Fame Reunion 2015

Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples will perform together for the first time on Saturday 5th December at Teatro Nuovo Salsmoggiore Terme in Northern Italy, in this charity concert in Aid of Ger Onlus an Italian Children's charity that give support to disadvantaged children around the World.

Tickets cost 30.00, 25.00 and 20.00 Euros, with discounts for under 25's, over 65's and disabled people.

Buy Tickets The Ticket information is now in English for those of us who don't speak Italian. For people booking from the U.K. the BIC (SWIFT) code: POCIITM1  

Even if you can't attend the show, you can still support the charity by making a donation, by liking and sharing their Facebook Page, and Following them on Twitter.

It is a dream come true to have the cast of Fame perform together again and they will be making dreams come true for disadvantaged Children around the World.

Please show your support.

Please Say hello to Kids From Fame Media at the Event!


After You Fall - Janet Jackson


"After The Fall" beautiful song from Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable" album.

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Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Who's gonna be there
After it all

Your resilience so brilliant
Yeah you stand strong
But this pain you feel
Never thought that uh hurt
Could be so deep
And now trust for you has new meaning

After you fall
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Oh whoa
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Who's gonna care for you
After it all






Alone you wanna be
I know there ya feel safe
Its ya go to place
They let evil bare their souls
Take control God has no home
And all the good you do
They still want to keep you down

After you fall
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Oh whoa

Your resilience so brilliant
Yeah you stand strong
But this pain you feel
Never thought that uh hurt
Could cutcha so deep
And now trust for you has new meaning

After you fall
Who's gonna be there
With you through all
Who's gonna care for you
After it all yeah
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
I will


Source: http://www.directlyrics.com/janet-jackson-after-you-fall-lyrics.html

Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Who's gonna be there
After it all

Your resilience so brilliant
Yeah you stand strong
But this pain you feel
Never thought that uh hurt
Could be so deep
And now trust for you has new meaning

After you fall
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Oh whoa
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Who's gonna care for you
After it all

Alone you wanna be
I know there ya feel safe
Its ya go to place
They let evil bare their souls
Take control God has no home
And all the good you do
They still want to keep you down

After you fall
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
Oh whoa

Your resilience so brilliant
Yeah you stand strong
But this pain you feel
Never thought that uh hurt
Could cutcha so deep
And now trust for you has new meaning

After you fall
Who's gonna be there
With you through all
Who's gonna care for you
After it all yeah
Who's gonna be there
After you fall
I will

Friday, 23 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Update


Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples will perform together on Saturday 5th December at Teatro Nuovo Salsmoggiore Terme in Northern Italy, in this charity concert in Aid of Ger Onlus an Italian Children's charity that give support to disadvantaged children around the World.

Tickets cost 30.00, 25.00 and 20.00 Euros, with discounts for under 25's, over 65's and disabled people.

Buy Tickets The Ticket information is now in English for those of us who don't speak Italian. For people booking from the U.K. the BIC (SWIFT) code: POCIITM1  

Even if you can't attend the show, you can still support the charity by making a donation, by liking and sharing their Facebook Page, and Following them on Twitter.

It is a dream come true to have the cast of Fame perform together again and they will be making dreams come true for disadvantaged Children around the World.

I wonder what songs they will be singing? What Songs would you like to see them sing.

Here's a little video of some live performances by the cast. Maybe they will perform some of these songs in December!


Ebay Item of the Week


This week a Fame Script for the episode "All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing" from season 6.

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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Jesse Borrego Interview Fame Reunion 2011


Jesse Borrego interview by Radio Globale at the last Fame Reunion show in Italy 2011.

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Fame Reunion Concert December 5th 2015 Salsomaggiore Terma Italy

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Picture of the Week


A great fashion picture of Lori Singer from 1984

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Shoulda Known Better - Janet Jackson


"Shoulda Known Better" from Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable" album has quickly become one of my favourites.

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A baby girl without a home
Tragedy's reign left her alone
I guess I shoulda known better
But she's a citizen of the world
A right to life her cry's unheard
I guess I shoulda known better
Why why why why

Part of the revolution
Ready for real solutions
We won't accept excuses
We tolerate no abuses
Cause I don't want my face to be
That poster child for being naive
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better

Headlines are real or just the news
Between the lines there's human truth
I guess I shoulda known better
Each day I'm faced with irony but
Just can't feel casual about casualties no
I guess I shoulda known better
I guess I shoulda known better
Why why why why

Part of the revolution
Ready for real solutions
We won't accept excuses
We tolerate no abuses
Cause I don't want my face to be
That poster child for being naive
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better

It's never the critic that counts
Cause critics only wanna talk
While enlightened minds and open hearts
Together make this world a better place

Awakening a better choice
It only starts if you lift your voice
And say I shoulda known better
And so next time I'll know better
Why why why why

Part of the revolution
Ready for real solutions
We won't accept excuses
We tolerate no abuses
Cause I don't want my face to be
That poster child for being naive
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better

I had this great epiphany
And rhythm nation was the dream
I guess next time I'll know better

Fame Reunion 2015 Update - Dare To Dream

 

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The Fame Cast Reunites for a one off special concert in Italy December 5th 2015
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Monday, 19 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Update


The Fame Reunion on December 5th in Salsomaggiore Terme Italy is to raise funds for the disadvantaged Children's charity Ger Onlus.  Please Donate to the Charity.

Donate to Ger Onlus

Buy Tickets for the Show

Please share this video, like and share the Ger Onlus Facebook Page as much as you can.





Join the campaign for a full U.K. reunion on Twitter at #iwantmykidsfromfamereunion

Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 6


Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 6

Why does Pierre/Archie want to hurt Elizabeth?

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Update Poster!



 Fame Reunion For the First Time in Concert.

Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples will perform together on Saturday 5th December at Teatro Nuovo Salsmoggiore Terme in Northern Italy, in this charity concert in Aid of Ger Onlus an Italian Children's charity that give support to disadvantaged children around the World.

Ticketrs cost 30.00, 25.00 and 20.00 Euros, with discounts for under 25's, over 65's and disabled people.

Buy Tickets The Ticket information is now in English for those of us who don't speak Italian. For people booking from the U.K. the BIC (SWIFT) code: POCIITM1  

Even if you can't attend the show, you can still support the charity by making a donation, by liking and sharing their Facebook Page, and Following them on Twitter.

It is a dream come true to have the cast of Fame perform together again and they will be making dreams come true for disadvantaged Children around the World.

Please show your support.

Kid From Fame Media will be attending show we hope to see you there.


Money For Nothing - Billy Hufsey


"Money For Nothing" comes from the season 5 episode "W.S.O.A" written by Mark Knopfler and Neal Dorfman it is performed by Billy Hufsey.

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Happy Birthday Morgan Stevens



Happy 64th Birthday Morgan Stevens

Ebay Item of the Week


This week with all the excitement of the Italy Reunion Concert we flashback to where tit all started with the Tour Programme, tickets and poster from the 1st U.K. Tour

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Fame U.K.Tour Plea!

 
Fame Fan Gina Iliffe sent this to the BBC to try and get them interested Fame Cast U.K. Reunion tour:

In 1982 the biggest story of the year was the tv show ‘ The Kids from Fame’. It was the year of the all singing and dancing show hitting the UK after the massive success of the global 1980 Fame movie produced by David De Silva and directed by Alan Parker and staring Irene Cara, Debbie Allen and Lee Curreri.

Every Thursday night a whole generation sat beside their tv in ant...icipation to see what life was like in the performing school of the arts in NYC with Leroy and Coco (Erica Gimple) the dancers, curly headed musician Bruno (Lee Curreri) and the old music teacher Mr Shrofsky. ‘Starmaker’ the song was high in the UK top 40 charts and the Kids from Fame came to England twice to do sell out concerts – packing out the Albert Hall. Tickets were the hottest thing in town and the Kids from Fame were literally mobbed wherever they went. On the front of all newspapers, whilst we the real kids wore our leg warmers to school and wanted to be just like them.

The tv show was based on the motion picture of the same name and ended in 1987.
Fast forward and here we are in 2015 and they are holding their first ever reunion of all 7 members of the cast. This will be held in Northern Italy on Saturday 5th December in the aid of an Italian children’s charity to give support to disadvantaged children. Actors and singers from the original cast will perform in a show of poetry, music and theatre. The show will be unique and original, written especially for this once in a life time occasion. It is a combination of dance, music and song which mingle on stage to create an artistic union of all the arts.
Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples will perform together for the first time in decades. In the years following the amazing wonderful Fame success the cast have been very successful in tv work. Motion movies, writing music and scores, singing and empowering the next generations to ‘live the dream’.

The above cast are very close with fans in the UK and we are shocked to know they are not coming to the UK as they do not have a promoter to run the equivalent charity project here. I have been in touch weekly with Lee Curreri who said the cast would be more than happy to perform in the UK once again, knowing there is a generation dying to relive their childhood dreams. All we need is a promoter and this could be REALLY big.
Gina Iliffe.

The Italian fans have shown us that Dreams can Come True.

Contact the BBC to have your say.

Janet Jackson - Burn It Up - Lyric Video ft. Missy Elliott



Janet Jackson "Burn It Up" lyrics

Whooo, I'ma shut this down
Kitty kat, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Hit it with the he, to the he to the how
Miss Jackson, oh she wear the crown
Brand new sound, got a brand new style
Coming with the banger like Boom Boom Pow
Wow, ooh, ooh, ooh, child
Janet Jackson come soon the young [?]

I am never gon', gonna go nowhere
We can' bang [?], got a thing right here
Lately I've been on, on a mission yeah
That I may never get another move, yeah

So tell me what you wanna do? Louder
But don't do nothin' stupid
What is happening in front of you
All it is is love in the booth

When the DJ play this we gon' dance like no one's watching
Hey Mr DJ bump the track and won't you turn it up
I'ma dance all night and I don't care who's out there watching us
Just give me that fire, I'ma show you how to burn it up

Hurt your body, burn it up more
Burn it up and burn it up more
Hurt your body, burn it up more
That's how I burn it up

Ain't no sittin' down, gotta keep it up
Me and Missy got the whole room jumpin' up (that's right)
It's that motion from the second it drop
We get ahead with the beat is so hot, hot

So tell me what you wanna do? Louder
But don't do nothin' stupid
What is happening in front of you
All it is is love in the booth

When the DJ play this we gon' dance like no one's watching
Hey Mr DJ bump the track and won't you turn it up
I'ma dance all night and I don't care who's out there watching us
Just give me that fire, I'ma show you how to burn it up
When the DJ play this we gon' dance like no one's watching
Hey Mr DJ bump the track and won't you turn it up
I'ma dance all night and I don't care who's out there watching us
Just give me that fire, I'ma show you how to burn it up

Hurt your body, burn it up more
Burn it up and burn it up more
Hurt your body, burn it up more
That's how I burn it up

Missy!
Now this your jam, now do your dance
This that jam, now do your dance
This that jam, now do your dance
This that jam, now do your dance
Make it work, make it work, make it work (work)
Make it work, make it work, make it work (drop)
Make it work, make it work, make it work (come one girls)
Make it work, make it work, make it work (sing this song with me)

Tonight, we gon' go all together
Let me see your hands up high
(Hurt your body, burn it up more)
Wanna come with me and take a ride
(Hurt your body, burn it up more)
Baby this is how I do it
Ah, we feeling good
Ah, we in this place
Ah, now bring that beat back, Mr DJ

When the DJ play this we gon' dance like no one's watching
Hey Mr DJ bump the track and won't you turn it up
I'ma dance all night and I don't care who's out there watching us
Just give me that fire, I'ma show you how to burn it up
When the DJ play this we gon' dance like no one's watching
Hey Mr DJ bump the track and won't you turn it up
I'ma dance all night and I don't care who's out there watching us
Just give me that fire, I'ma show you how to burn it up

Hurt your body, burn it up more
Burn it up and burn it up more
Hurt your body, burn it up more
That's how I burn it up

Music make you lose control
Music make you lose control
Music make you, music make you
Music make you lose control



Lyric Video:

 

Sean Hayes and his partner Scott Icenogle lip sync video to Burn it Up!

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Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 5


Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 5

What is Quentin Morloch up to?

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Update




A first for Italy. A concert show with the stars of Fame TV series one of the most loved in the world .  On stage will relive "Fame ", with Danny Amatullo , Coco Hernandez , Jesse Velasquez , Nicole Chapman , Holly Laird , Bruno Martelli and Doris Schwartz .

Actors and singers of the original cast will perform in a show of poetry, music, & theatre .  The show is unique and original, written especially for this occasion. It is the combination of prose, song, music and dance which mingle on stage to create an  artistic union, strongly poetic and evocative .  EVOLUTION DANCE THEATRE with engaging choreography will have a high emotional impact  and music from the band DISCOINFERNO will add energy to the show.

Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples will perform together for the first time on Saturday 5th December at Teatro Nuovo Salsmoggiore Terme in Northern Italy, in this charity concert in Aid of Ger Onlus an Italian Children's charity that give support to disadvantaged children around the World.

Ticketrs cost 30.00, 25.00 and 20.00 Euros, with discounts for under 25's, over 65's and disabled people.

Buy Tickets The Ticket information is now in English for those of us who don't speak Italian. For people booking from the U.K. the BIC (SWIFT) code: POCIITM1  

Even if you can't attend the show, you can still support the charity by making a donation, by liking and sharing their Facebook Page, and Following them on Twitter.

It is a dream come true to have the cast of Fame perform together again and they will be making dreams come true for disadvantaged Children around the World.

Please show your support.


Janet Jackson 1984 Interview & Recording "Don't Stand Another Chance"


Janet Jackson 1984 Interview & Recording "Don't Stand Another Chance".

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Picture of the Week

Debbie Allen with Fame dancers Eartha Robinson and Allysia Sneed

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Ticket Information


The Website has been launched and tickets are now on sale.

Visit Website

It is all in Italian so I recommend copying and pasting into Google Translate.
For Italians there are a few places to get tickets all listed on the ticket information page of the site.

For everyone outside of Italy we need to pay by Bank Transfer. The details are on the ticket information page.

Tickets cost 30.00, 25.00 and 20.00  Euros. With discounts for under 25s, over 65s and Disabled people.

Once you've transferred the payment you need to email the organisers, with a copy of your receipt for the transfer.  To state how many tickets you've bought and what type of tickets. You can collect the tickets from the theatre or pay extra to have them posted to you.  If you want them posted you'll need to include your address details in the email.

Michael Cerveris Play Bill Interview 2015


Michael Cerveris Play Bill Interview 2015

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Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 4


Elizabeth Sherwood Investigates - Remember My Name Part 4

Is David really Elizabeth's stalker?

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 - Official Launch!

 

As soon as we have the Website and ticket details we'll post them.

Janet Jackson The Stories Behind the Stongs


Janet Jackson's chief collaborator, Jimmy Jam, reveals the secrets behind their biggest hits and talks about her new album, Unbreakable.

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"W.S.O.A." - Full Episode


"W.S.O.A." from season 5 - Full Episode - October episode of the month.  

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Janet Jackson European Tour Dates 2016

                    
 
 
Janet Jackson Full List of European Concert Dates 2016.
Already got my tickets for Birmingham!        
     March 30, 2016
  • Birmingham, UK
         Barclaycard Arena
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    • April 13, 2016
    • Hamburg, DE
      Barclaycard Arena
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    • April 16, 2016
    • Dusseldorf, DE
      Mitsubishi Electric Hall
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    • April 18, 2016
    • Berlin, DE
      Max-Schmeling-Hall
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