Danity Kane, the all-female singing sensation forged through MTV's Making the Band
series, will be headlining the 10th anniversary celebration of U92.7 FM on Saturday, April 12 at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio, California. Headlining the “massive” event with Danity Kane is Bay Area rapper E-40.
This will serve as Danity Kane's first concert in Coachella Valley. Aubrey O'Day
, one of the group's members, said in an interview with U92.7's “Morning Show” that this valley is the only home region of any of the girls that Danity Kane has not performed.
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Danity Kane was formed during the third edition of Making the Band
. In 2004, Rap mogul and record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs returned to MTV with the hopes of finding the next female singing group and, with the help of choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson, vocal coach Doc Holiday and talent manager Johnny Wright, embarked on a nationwide search for potential band members. However, as the season wore on, Diddy grew more and more dissatisfied with the talent, and ultimately decided not to form a band. He, however, let three girls, including O'Day and Aundrea Fimbres
, remain for another season.
During the second season of Making the Band
3, Diddy launched another nationwide search. From 18 girls, he narrowed down the number to 11 and sent them home to polish up. The 11 girls returned for the final stretch in December 2005, and during the second season finale, five girls were chosen to form Diddy's band: O'Day, Fimbres, Dawn Richard
, Shannon Bex
and D. Woods
Woodgette. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2006.
Currently, Danity Kane is working on their second album, "Welcome to the Dollhouse," which is set to be released on March 18. The group is working on a tight deadline, as with Day 26, the all-male group forged through Making the Band
4 (Season 1), and solo artist Donnie. Their respective journeys to finishing their albums are now being featured on Making the Band
4 (Season 2).
Tickets to U92.7's anniversary bash, which will also feature such artists as Mc Magic, Colby o'Donis, Glasses Malone and Brown Boy, are now available online and cost $25 each.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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