Ariana Grande announces upcoming docuseries

Ariana Grande has announced she is releasing a docuseries! Fans had been speculating for months a documentary-movie based on her headlining tour the “Dangerous Woman Tour” was set to be released, as Ariana and her friend Alfredo Flores had been posting clips on social media shortly after the tour ended, late 2017.

It appears the project has now evolved into several episodes, which seem to still be in production, Ariana explained the delay is due to more content being added. No information on when the series is set to premiere, stay tuned for more & check out Ariana’s tweets about it:

Billboard: “48 Hours in Hong Kong with Ariana Grande”

After more than half a year of traveling, Ariana Grande closed out her “Dangerous Woman World Tour” on the shores of Hong Kong. Before her last show, in the East Asian city, the powerhouse singer joined the likes of Gigi Hadid, Nina Dobrev, Rae Sremmurd and more by announcing herself as the brand-new global ambassador for sneaker giant, Reebok.

To celebrate the partnership, Billboard tagged along in the final 48 to experience Grande’s complete itinerary to the fullest.

Tuesday, September 19

8PM: Arrive to Hong Kong.
We kicked things off by flying into the city Tuesday evening, but Grande needed to give her body time to recover; she just had a show a few days before in Taiwan.

“I only got here last night, but hopefully tonight I’ll get to go around a little and explore,” Grande told us when we saw her the following morning. “I’ve always wanted to come [to Hong Kong]. It’s been on my list for a long time, so I’m very happy to be ending my tour here. And hopefully, I’ll get to do as many things as I can before we leave tomorrow. I don’t want to go though, I really don’t want to.”

Wednesday, September 20

9AM: Morning workout.

To make the most of Hong Kong’s one-of-a-kind skyline views, we stayed at the trendy East Hotel, which features bright, floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. It was also right outside the city center, away from the crowded streets making it a great place to work out.

Thankfully, Grande’s trainer, Harley Pasternak—who has also worked with artists including Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Kanye West—travels with her from time to time and we were lucky enough to snag a session with him. We started with a walk to the spacious Quarry Bay Park, which is about 15 minutes from the hotel, and once we got there, he raised the intensity by having us jog and do lunges up and down the field.

You see, Pasternak’s priority isn’t to overwork any of his clients’ bodies, the only thing he wants them to do is to keep moving. “There are no moves than can compensate for a lack of steps,” he explained to Billboard. “We’ve gone so extreme about our approach to fitness with top-selling DVDs being Insanity, P90X and Madness, but you don’t need to do any of that. I train 50 of the best bodies in the world and none of them do that. No one needs to do that.”

Ariana then added, “For the longest time, I was like, how is that more effective than doing a full-fledged workout? It really is. I feel better when I’m moving around a lot. I could do a really hard workout and then sit around all day and not feel as good as if I am constantly moving”

2PM: It’s time to dance!

After lunch, we regrouped for the best dance session ever with Grande (yup, you read that right) and the twin geniuses behind the tour’s choreography, brothers Brian and Scott Nicholson. If you think they took it easy on us, think again. We learned the intro for the show’s opening number, “Be Alright,” and though it was no easy feat, the positive energy from the trio made it easy to let loose and just have fun.

“We were like, we’re going to teach them something kind of hard to see what happens,” Brian admitted. “It’s literally a day in the life on tour. We really wanted to show you what we go through. We went for it and everyone crushed it. Overall, it was about being free and having a good time. That’s what Scott, Ariana and I wanted to get across.”

Thursday, September 21

11AM: Whatever floats your (junk) boat.

And in comes the sightseeing. Beyond Hong Kong’s skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of the city are the harbors and mountains surrounding it. To get the closest look possible, we hopped on a traditional Chinese sailing ship called a “junk boat” that took us to an island across from where we were staying. The waves may be rocky, but as you looked back to the skyline and forward to the peaks beyond, the views are a can’t-miss opportunity for any traveler, especially if you’re on a time crunch like us.

2PM: Lunch on Lamma Island.

Though Grande was busy prepping for her last show, her trainer Pasternak confirmed she would have totally been down to try local seafood. “Out of nowhere, I’ll ask her what she ate that day,” he said. “She’ll be like, ‘I’m bored, I need more dinner options.’ So I’ll tell her to call me so we can talk it out. When she’s in a new country, I’ll make a list of all the local foods and restaurants I want her to experience. She’s good about crossing things off the list because she’s really open to experiencing different foods of the world.”

7PM: Get your black bunny ears ready!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Last, but not least, Grande gifted us with VIP tickets to the very last leg of her tour. There’s nothing like seeing an artist say farewell to life on the road; it was incredible to be part of something so special.

“I don’t even want to go home and relax,” Grande shared. “At the same time, it’s been a lot emotionally. It’s been very challenging for all of us involved. So it would be nice to really hold my loved ones close for a little while, stay home for a little bit. But knowing me, I’m going to be in the studio because I love it, and I want to create. I started an album already a year ago, over a year ago, but I want to keep creating, and it’s not done yet. So I’m going to take my sweet ass time, so I’ll be rested and ready to go again as soon as possible.”

Source: Billboard.com

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Taipei City, TW (09/19)

On September 19th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Taipei, Taiwan at the Taipei Arena.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW

Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Brisbane, AU (09/12)

On September 12th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Brisbane, Australia at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW

Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Sydney, AU (09/08)

On September 8th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Sydney, Australia at the ICC Sydney Theatre.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

 

Ariana Grande to perform at A Concert For Charlottesville

On September 6th, it was announced that Ariana Grande will be one of the performers at A Concert For Charlottesville!


In response to the racial-related violence in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA, Dave Matthews Band will host an evening of music that will be free for members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities through an online request process, the band announced Wednesday morning.

The event — produced by Live Nation, Starr Hill Presents and the University of Virginia — will take place on Sunday, September 24, at UVA’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville and will feature Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, The Roots, Cage the Elephant and others.

A release notes that while tickets are free, attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund” at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Beneficiaries of the fund will include victims of the events in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12, and their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide. Tickets will be allocated initially to residents of the greater Charlottesville area, and also to UVA students, faculty and staff.

Source: Variety.com

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Melbourne, AU (09/05)

On September 5th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena. This is her second show in the city.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Melbourne, AU (09/04)

On September 4th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Guangzhou, CN (08/30)

On August 30th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Guangzhou, China at the International Sports Arena.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Beijing, CN (08/26)

On August 26th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Beijing, China at the Lesports Center.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

Backstage

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Manila, PH (08/21)

On August 21st, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Manila, Philippines at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Bangkok, TH (08/17)

On August 17th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Bangkok, Thailand at the Impact Arena.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet

Universal Music Group responds to feedback of The Dangerous Woman Tour in South Korea

On August 17th, Universal Music Group addressed the issue involving Ariana Grande’s concert in South Korea.

The pop star was heavily criticized following her concert in Gocheok Sky Dome on August 15. Fans in Korea were offended by her late arrival as well as immediate departure after the concert. It was also claimed that the fans who purchased VIP tickets were unable to watch her rehearsal as originally scheduled.

The event organizer ‘Culture Project‘ issued an apology, however, the complaints continue to soar.

In response to the ongoing issue, Universal Music Group spoke up and explained that Ariana Grande did not have any intentions to disrespect the Korean fans. The Q&A with Universal Music Group is as follows:

The concert was careless and disrespectful against Korean fans. 

The concert in Korea is part of Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman Tour‘ and the stage setting, choreography, setlist, and performance are the exact same in every concert around the world. In the setlist, Ariana Grande chose ‘Dangerous Woman’ for the encore and she has sung that track for the encore. Leaving the stage without special farewell after the encore was also the same in other countries. It’s difficult to judge that this concert was careless only because she left without giving special farewells after the encore as that is also one of the characteristics of this tour. Of course, the audience might’ve felt that it was careless but it wasn’t an act looking down on Korea.

The concert only lasted an hour and a half. The concert in Korea has been looked down on.

The stage setting, choreography, setlist, and performance are the exact same in every concert around the world. That means the concert length is also same in every country.

The concert in Japan lasted 3 hours but only an hour and a half in Korea. She also had concerts for 3 days in Japan while she only had one concert in Korea. 

First of all, the 3-hour concert in Japan is a wrong report. She performed the same in Japan for an hour and a half. On the third day of the concert, she did sing one additional song ‘The Way’. As for the number of concerts, that depends on the size of the market. This part is decided by the event organizer.

Her live performance was carelessly done. 

She put extreme care into the vocals for the Korea concert. She has definitely put extra care into it by hitting the high notes she didn’t hit in other concerts and also adding ad libs. If you go to Ariana Grande’s Instagram, many international fans left comments asking why she put extra care in her vocals in Korea. We also considered making a concert DVD from the concert in Korea so we definitely put extra care into the performance.

Fans with VIP tickets weren’t able to watch the rehearsal.

Watching the rehearsal was never a part of the VIP package. However, it’s true that early entry to the event didn’t take place.

Source: allkpop.com

The Dangerous Woman Tour – Seoul, KR (08/15)

On August 15th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in Seoul, South Korea at the Gocheok Sky Dome.

Check out the photos + videos below!

SHOW


Be Alright
Everyday
Bad Decisions
Let Me Love You
Intro
Knew Better
Forever Boy
One Last Time
Touch It
Leave Me Lonely
Side To Side
Bang Bang
Greedy
Focus
I Don’t Care
Moonlight
Love Me Harder
Break Free
Sometimes
Thinking Bout You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Problem
Into You
Dangerous Woman

Meet & Greet