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B at the Movies

B at the Movies is back, all summer long! Join us for free family movies under the stars when we visit a park near you. The fun starts at 7:30pm with games, vendors and prizes until the movie showing at dusk.

B98.5 would like to thank our sponsors:

LGE Community Credit UnionMetro PCS, and LOUD Security.

Shawn Mendes Announces Global Arena Tour for 2019

Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit the road in 2019 on a global arena tour. “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” will mark his third global headline tour, following his sold out 2017 arena trek, kicking off on March 7, 2019 in Europe and running through the summer with 56 dates spanning across North America, the UK and Europe, and more dates to be announced later. Tickets will go on sale for the North America and European legs of the tour this month. For all tour dates and ticket info head to http://www.shawnmendesthetour.com.  

Fans will have access to presale tickets & VIP via the FirstAccess & General Fan Presales, and are available to all ShawnAccess members by signing up for free through the ShawnAccess App in the App Store, Google Play or at ShawnAccess.com.

For North America, fans can get a presale code by downloading the app & registering for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan® Presale before 10am ET on Friday, May 11th. Once registered and verified, a presale code for the FirstAccess & General Fan Presale will be sent by Ticketmaster before the presale begins. 

The FirstAccess Presale is the first chance to get presale tickets & VIP packages to the tour by simply adding a ShawnAccess Passport to your order at checkout. When you purchase a passport as part of the FirstAccess Presale, you will have priority access to the best seating locations at your show. The General Fan Presale will also be available to all ShawnAccess members, and provides members early access to tickets & VIP Packages still ahead of the Public Onsale.

There is also a Merch Presale (North America only) for any purchasers of official merchandise + album bundles ordered at shop.shawnmendesofficial.com.

For select dates, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Saturday, May 12th 10AM local through Friday, May 18th 10PM local. 

All tickets purchased in US and Canada include a copy of Shawn Mendes' upcoming self-titled album, which will be released via Island Records on May 25th. 

Shawn’s highly anticipated, self-titled third album will be out on May 25th via Island Records. The album follows 2016’s double platinum Illuminate which spawned 3 Top 10 radio hits, and 2014’s Handwritten which included the 7x platinum smash #1 single “Stitches,” both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” the first two tracks off the upcoming album, released to rave reviews and received critical acclaim from outlets including Rolling StoneBillboardthe New York Times and Variety. Both tracks have already experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and holding the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. The newly released third song off of the album, “Youth” featuring Khalid has already reached #1 on iTunes in the US. Additional yet-to-be-released tracks on the album include "Fallin' All In You" (co-written by Ed Sheeran), “Particular Taste” (co-written by Ryan Tedder), and "Like To Be You” featuring Julia Michaels who co-wrote the song; the song also features a guitar solo from John Mayer, who produced the track.  For Tickets & Info: http://www.shawnmendesthetour.com

Check out Mendes' forthcoming tour dates below.

"Shawn Mendes: The Tour" Dates 2019     

06/12/2019 - Portland, OR - Moda Center06/14/2019 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena06/16/2019 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place06/19/2019 - Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place06/21/2019 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center06/22/2019 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena06/27/2019 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena06/30/2019 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center07/02/2019 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center07/05/2019 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center07/08/2019 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center07/09/2019 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena07/11/2019 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center07/13/2019 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena07/16/2019 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivant Smart Home Arena 07/19/2019 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center07/20/2019 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center 07/22/2019 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center 07/23/2019 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center07/25/2019 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center07/27/2019 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena 07/28/2019 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena07/30/2019 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center07/31/2019 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena08/02/2019 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena08/05/2019 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena08/06/2019 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena08/10/2019 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center08/13/2019 - Washington, DC - Capital One Center08/15/2019 - Boston, MA - TD Garden08/21/2019 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre08/24/2019 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

  

North American Dates: FirstAccess Fan Presale and Amex Presale 5/12 at 10am local, General Fan Presale 10am local on 5/13, Merch Presale 12pm local on 5/13, Public Onsale 10am local on 5/19

Smothered & Covered for a Cause with B98.5

B98.5 is getting smothered and covered… for a cause! Tad, Drex and Madison will be at the Waffle House on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, Thursday May 17 from 7am-4pm, serving up your favorite foods to benefit Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s wife announces birth of baby girl

There’s a new Earnhardt on the racing scene.

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Amy Earnhardt announced the birth of Isla Rose Earnhardt on Twitter Tuesday morning.

“She’s finally here!” the wife of former NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted. “It feels like a dream. The best dream ever.”

It is the first child for the couple.

Dale Jr. has been busy since retiring from active racing, working as an analyst for NBC Sports Network’s “NASCAR America.” Before that, he covered the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics for NBC.

The baby was due May 2, but arrived a day early. Had she been born on April 29, she would have shared a birthday with her grandfather, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., 43, and the former Amy Riemann, 36, were married on Dec. 31, 2016.

Cinco de Mayo: Five things you didn’t know

Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday with margaritas and Mexican food.

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Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to impress your friends:

1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The holiday celebrates the  Battle of Puebla , where, against all odds, the Mexicans made a stand against an invading French army in 1862.

2) Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico, with the exception of the city of Puebla. Mexico holds more of a celebration on its  Independence Day, September 16, than it does on Cinco de Mayo.

3) The holiday means big business for the avocado industry. The  California Avocado Commission says that Americans consume around 81 million avocados during Cinco de Mayo.

4) Chandler, Arizona, has a unique way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. It hosts a Chihuahua race every year.

>>  Quiz: How much do you know about Cinco de Mayo?

5) The 2010 U.S. Census estimates that about 31.8 million U.S. residents are of Mexican origin. The largest concentration of Mexican-Americans is in Los Angeles, the city that holds the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S.

Celebrate National Concert Week

To celebrate we are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the shows of your choice on the National Concert Week list! Listen to Tad & Drex Mornings all week long for your chance to win.

Get your AJC Peachtree Road Race Registration!

Get your Peachtree Road Race registration thanks to Tad, Drex and The Atlanta Journal Constitution! Listen all week for your chance to win. 

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is on July 4 and starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park. Get more info now at AJC.com

An Evening with Simple Minds

This week Madison James has your chance to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with Simple Minds "Walk Between Worlds Tour" on October 8 at the Tabernacle… BEFORE they go on sale!

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