Having a name for a fan base isn't exactly new. Grateful Dead fans have been called Deadheads since at least 1971, when the name was featured on the sleeve of the band's second live album. I previously wrote about other fan names as well, including Fanilows (Barry Manilow), Little Monsters (Lady Gaga), Directioners (One Direction), Beliebers (Justin Bieber), and Juggalo/Juggalettes (Insane Clown Posse).
These days, however, it's almost unusual not to have a name for your fan base. Everyone from Katy Perry to Josh Groban have names for their fans. Here are 15 popular fan base names you should know.
John Mayer will wrap his U.S. tour with Phillip Phillips on Oct. 5 in Los Angeles, CA, but fans won't have to wait long to see him again. While he will spend some time in places like the Netherlands and Brazil, John Mayer will be back in the U.S. in mid-November. Unfortunately, he won't be teaming up with his love, Katy Perry, but he will be heading out on an arena tour, which means more fans will get a chance to see him perform live.
On his tour, John Mayer will visit cities like New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; and Brooklyn, NY. Tickets officially go on sale mid to late September, so be sure to check back with TicketNetwork for the latest on the John Mayer's new tour.
After a successful summer tour, Jonas Brothers have announced they will return with a whole new headlining tour across the U.S. The tour, featuring Bonnie McKee, will visit smaller, more intimate venues than their summer tour. The set list will include songs off their upcoming album, "V," as well as some of their fan favorites.
A full list for the band's fall tour can be found behind the jump, with an official on sale date slated for Friday, Sept. 6. Be sure to check back with TicketNetwork for the latest on the Jonas Brothers!
It happened, we all fangirled, and now we'll never see them again. Probably. After days of will-they-won't-they debate, stories created entirely by "anonymous sources," vehement denial from 'NSync's own Joey Fatone, a cryptic tweet from a newly created Twitter account, and YEARS of waiting: 'NSync reunited. Thankfully for you, I watched it with bated breath so you didn't have to!
Here's what happened: the first half of last night's award show was kind of a mess, including a bizarre performance by Lady Gaga (of course) and a collaboration between Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke that made us all feel so weird that we needed to take a shower after. Blech.
Can it be? Is it possible that 'NSync has finally heard all of our cries and will reunite at this year's MTV awards?!
According to "sources" at Page Six (which have never been reliable, but let me believe), the answer is: YES. I can't find a more reputable source but essentially every news outlet has been running with this story, including Rolling Stone which is now straight up reporting this story as fact.
Here's what we know for sure: Justin Timberlake will definitely be performing at the show, as he announced this, officially, last week. He will also be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which is said to be a major honor. So maybe it's possible that if enough of us report the 'NSync reunion as true, it will happen. And if they do reunite, what does this mean? Will it be a one-off reunion like the beautiful Super Bowl stunt by Destiny's Child? Or could it mean... more music? We need answers, STAT. Also, can we please ask them why there are so many different ways to stylize their name?