Halsey becomes first platinum-certified artist of 2020 with ‘Manic’


Halsey dropped her third full-length album Manic at the beginning of the year and now it’s become the first record of 2020 receiving platinum certification.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the album is the first earning the status in 2020 as of today (February 26).

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Manic arrived on January 17 debuting at the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200.

Just a few days after releasing the album, she also offered fans a special version of it to purchase. She ended up releasing the record with its alternate album art and will be signed by Halsey but under her birth name Ashley.

The record has been very well-received by fans and prior to the album’s release saw her drop “Finally // beautiful stranger,” “Clementine,” “Graveyard,” “Without Me,” “SUGA’s Interlude,” and “You Should Be Sad.”

Halsey was also seen working with Bring Me The Horizon, who recently released a collaboration with her on their Music To Listen To EP. They also released “Experiment On Me” together for the Birds Of Prey soundtrack.

The musician also announced a North American tour for the summer along with  CHVRCHES, Omar Apollo, blackbear and PVRISThis comes after she had previously announced the non-American dates for her tour.

Now, she’s reaping the rewards of her hard work on the album and getting the first platinum certification of the new decade.

You can see those posts from Halsey and the RIAA below.



European Dates

02/06 – Madrid, Spain @ WiZink
02/07 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
02/09 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunderthalle
02/13 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
02/15 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
02/17 – Paris, France @ Dome De Paris
02/21 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
02/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
02/24 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
02/26 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
02/28 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall
02/29 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
03/02 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
03/04 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
03/05 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
03/07 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
03/08 – London, UK @ The O2
03/10 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
03/12 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena

North American Dates

06/02 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre*
06/04 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
06/06 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
06/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center*
06/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*
06/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
06/15 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
06/16 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
06/18 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion*
06/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
06/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
06/26 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
06/27 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
06/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center*
07/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center*
07/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest*
07/05 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center*

07/12 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage#
07/15 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium#
07/18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center#
07/19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion#
07/22 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre#
07/24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena#
07/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre#
07/27 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre#
08/01 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre#

*W/ CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo
#W/ blackbear and PVRIS

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Korn guitarist opens recovery suites to aid musicians with effects of touring


Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch is committing to starting recovery suites for touring musicians inspired by the constant fatigue they experience on the road.

The new centres, called Zivel, include Saltwater floating, cryotherapy, infrared saunas, oxygen therapy and compression therapy.

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The guitarist is opening locations in Bakersfield, California and Nashville, Tennessee focusing on physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

“In 2005, I found healing after years of struggling with addiction, depression, and suicidal ideation.  I consider myself extremely blessed to have been made whole – body, mind and spirit – and I’ve devoted my life to help others find the healing they deserve.  The most exciting thing for me about ZIVEL is that our services can help revitalize every part of a person’s life – body, mind and spirit – which again, is what I feel is my life’s purpose,” Welch says in a statement.

In 2018, Welch partnered with Dr. Matt O’Neill to form the new facilities after touring with Korn in 2017 as the band’s physical therapist.

O’Neill experienced the effects of touring first hand at that point. He went through constant noise, restless nights on a tour bus, isolation from friends and family and more. To help himself from these issues, he ended up trying salt water floating, finding he was a lot better emotionally and sharing this info with Welch.

On top of the two locations, they plan to continue expanding in 2020 with more locations. They’re hoping to open facilities in Melbourne, Florida, Macon, Georgia, Houston, Texas, Kearney, Nebraska, and Arizona.

“Our goal is to open locations in every state, and eventually around the world to help people young and old.  Because ZIVEL is more than just another spa offering, it is a way of life, where we truly believe that everyone should be treated and feel like a rockstar,” Welch and Dr. O’Neill say in a joint statement.

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