CBS Radio’s ‘We Can Survive 2014’ At The Hollywood Bowl – A Sold-Out Success To Fight Breast Cancer
Posted On 29 Oct 2014
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All Access Music Goes To The Hollywood Bowl !
Pop’s biggest stars came together for CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. A portion of sales from each ticket to the sold out event will go to help breast cancer survivors. I was already overwhelmed with emotion, and the incredible energy of the event was like nothing I have ever experienced before. The sentiments behind this show too were extremely moving, as I’m sure we all know someone who is or has been affected by breast cancer.
PHARRELL WILLIAMS , ARIANA GRANDE , SIA , ALICIA KEYS , IGGY AZALEA, TAYLOR SWIFT , LADY ANTEBELLUM and PARAMORE all rocked the stage.
IGGY AZALEA delivered up her hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” and brought out surprise guest JENNIFER LOPEZ for their rump shaker “Booty.”
The lights dimmed and smoke filled the stage as it rotated to reveal TAYLOR SWIFT, her band and backup singers. The crowd erupted as she appeared to the opening chords of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She engaged the audience between each of the four songs in her set, pointing out that this was also her first appearance at the the Hollywood Bowl. She made note that her new album “1989” was about to be released, showing off her special mic, which was bedazzled with the album’s title, and wondered aloud if it would be alright to perform a new song from the album, before launching into “Out Of The Woods.” She closed her set with the album’s first #1, “Shake It Off.”
ARIANA GRANDE brought down the house with her powerful pipes. Although she referred to “technical difficulties,” those issues went unnoticed by the audience who responded enthusiastically to each song, especially when she exploded into “Bang Bang.” The singer may have been a featured performer on the song along with JESSIE J and NICKI MINAJ, but she clearly owned it in this performance.
MICHELLE BOROS, AMP RADIO MD/midday talent then came out to welcome special guest ALICIA KEYS, a late addition to the evening’s lineup. The singer, expecting her second child, walked out to the grand piano and performed “Empire State Of Mind,” “No One” and her latest “We Are Here” a song she wrote with husband SWIZZ BEATZ, from which spawned the We Are Here Movement, for more social justice.
PHARRELL closed out the star-studded evening with an upbeat set of past and present hits. The party-ready set began with “Come Get It Bae,” from his latest album G I R L and “Frontin‘,” his 2003 single with JAY-Z. This was followed by more songs that featured him or his production work including NELLY‘s “Hot In Herre,” ROBIN THICKE‘s “Blurred Lines” and DAFT PUNK‘s “Get Lucky.”
Wearing one of his blue signature ranger hats, the singer explained to the audience that he was there to, “Celebrate women and their survival.” Talking with the audience along the way he revealed, “Cancer took my two grandmas. It’s an honor to support this cause for those who are still here and fighting. Remember, your energy does count.”
WILLIAMS then introduced fellow Voice judge GWEN STEFANI, referring to her as his sister and “the queen,” before she performed her 2004 smash “Hollaback Girl” and teased their new collaboration “Spark the Fire.”
The benefit concert capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. A portion of the proceeds will support Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition.
Thank you to 97.1 AMP Radio + CBS Radio for organizing this incredible show !
More pictures of the event can be found here and here .
Text by: Nicole DeRosa + Ed Brown