Haim Cheers On Tobias Jesso Jr. Plus More Insider Scoop
Haim Hearts Tobias Jesso Jr.
No wonder the Internet was convinced Tobias Jesso Jr. dated Alana Haim. On July 17, the youngest Haim sister -- Jesso says they're just great friends -- and her sibs Danielle and Este danced to Jesso's set at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. "They were rooting him on like proud parents," says one festivalgoer, who also saw the ladies letting their freak flags fly during Chvrches' performance.
The Dead Dethrone U2 In Chicago
When Brooklyn Bowl owner and concert promoter Peter Shapiro ran into Bono backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 19, he couldn't help but gloat a little. Shapiro, who produced The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara, Calif., and Chicago earlier this summer, informed the Irish rocker that the Dead had bested U2's attendance record at Soldier Field in the Windy City. Bono & Co. packed 67,936 fans into the stadium on their 2009 360° Tour, according to Boxscore, while 70,844 saw the Dead there on July 4, a new record for the venue. Shapiro declined to comment, but judging from a photo of the encounter that his wife posted on Facebook (hashtag "#sorry"), Bono seems fine with the news.
Miguel Makes 'Waves'
On July 17, R&B artist Miguel played an invitation-only all-acoustic set of songs from his new album Wildheart, as well as fan favorites "Adorn" and "How Many Drinks," at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. "Be different," he told the crowd. "Standing out is by far better than blending in."
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This story originally appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of Billboard.