Arts, Music & Shows
05.21.2013 at 8:12 pm
This week one of the biggest announcements for music fans came regarding an event that is not set to take place for at least another year. This is because the wildly popular music festival, Coachella has made an announcement about their 2014 concert festival dates. Even though this year’s festival just finished last month, the team behind the event is already revealing new insight on the 2014 production. Just as it did this year, the 2014 Coachella concert will take place over two back-to-back weekends. The company has announced that the first weekend will be on April 11th-13th and the the second weekend will be April 18th-20th. Advanced tickets for the event will go on sale May 24th at 10:00 AM. This year there are also payment plans being offered for those who need assistance covering the cost of the tickets. As with other years, these Coachella tickets are expected to sell out fast so music fans looking to see all of the action live will want to act quickly to get spots for next year’s festivities.
While the Coachella announcement will have fans awaiting next year’s festivities, another announcement was revealed this week that has fans excited about music events for this summer. This is because one of the most successful boy-bands of all time, the Backstreet Boys have made a major announcement regarding their upcoming tour schedule. The group revealed that they will be hitting the road this summer for an all new event in their North American tour called the “In a World Like This Tour.” The band’s tour will kick off on August 2nd in Chicago and will keep the group on the road until September 8th when the event closes in California. During this North America trek the band will visit 24 different cities and some of the biggest venues in the entire country. During the tour, the band will have support from opening acts Jesse McCartney and Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
05.21.2013 at 8:07 pm
This week, several big announcements were made regarding the upcoming Broadway live theatre season. This week it was revealed that previews for the new Broadway production The Explorers will be kicking off later this month. Previews at the Manhattan Theatre Club will begin on May 28th for the show by Nell Benjamin. The production, which is being hailed as one of the most unique comedic productions of its time, has already received a great deal of praise for its hilarious take on the world of live theatre. The show will officially open to the public on June 20th. Tickets are on sale for this production and the previews are on sales now.
Another new Broadway production that is hitting the stages is the new Broadway musical known as Murder Ballad. This production just hit the stage this month and is currently in previews with outstanding reviews. The official production will open on May 22nd to the public. The production was conceived by Julia Jordan and is being hailed as the ‘hottest’ new musical in all of New York City. The event has been hailed as one of the most unique productions in the live theatre world today and a must see for fans of all types. Tickets for the actual production are on sale now for those who are looking to see this new musical event live.
Another big live event that opened this week is the production known as Reasons to Be Happy. This production features performances from Leslie Bibb, Jenna Fischer, Josh Hamilton and Fred Weller. The event kicked off this week on May 16th at the MCC Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for the limited time production and for those who want to see this provocative production unfold live with several of today’s most established and famed actors in the business take on this one of a kind production. The show will only run to June 23rd.
05.18.2013 at 8:41 am
This week there were a number of big announcements in the world of sports. With the 2013 NBA basketball season coming to a close, the official conference playoffs will be held this coming week. The Eastern Conference playoff match ups are still waiting to be announced, while the Western Conference will be featuring a matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies. Tickets for the conference finals are on sale now and available to the public for those who want to see the conference NBA championships in person and to see who will make it to the professional basketball championships.
In other sports news, the NHL Winter Classic made its own announcement this week as well. Due to the 2013 NHL lockout the January 1st games that was slated to take place between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, the NHL will be rescheduling the matchup for New Year’s Day of 2014. The event will be billed as the NHL Winter Classic and will pit the teams against each other at the University of Michigan. The NHL is hoping that the event will help them set the world record for attendance at a hockey game. Tickets for the event will be going on sale this month.
Also revealed this week were plans for the upcoming Rock the Bells event. This week it was revealed that the Wu-Tang Clan, Tyler the Creator and the Big Krit will all be attending the 2014 Rock the Bells Festival. In addition to these performers there will also be holographic images of hip hop icons that have passed away including ODB and Easy E. The festival will be a traveling hip hop event and it will kick off in San Bernardino, California on September 7th-8th. Other stops will include Washington DC, Mountain View, CA and Rutherford, NJ. Each event will last two days. The total roster will include other performers such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Kid Cudi and more.
05.18.2013 at 8:12 am
This week, the eclectic dance music festival, known as the Ultra Music Festival revealed plans for its 2014 event. According to reports, the dance music festival will be making its return to Miami on March 28th. This will be the 16th year for the event, which will keep going through March 30th. Unlike previous events, next year’s festival will only be one weekend. Although no information will be released about the concert for some time, on sales will be starting next week. For the 2013 concert, early bird tickets sold out in just five minutes, so organizers are once again expecting these tickets to go fast. Sales begin on Tuesday May 21st.
In other concert music news, Lollapalooza has officially released its schedule for its 2013 festival season. The organizers behind the event revealed that there will be more than 100 different artists performing at the three day event. This Chicago festival will be taking place on August 2nd and will run through August 4th. According to the official line up for the event, artists will include Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, The Cure and more. Tickets are still on sale for the festival now.
Finally, the other big announcement regarding the music news for the week came from the wildly popular boy band One Direction. While the group is currently gearing up for their 2013 US summer tour, they are also announcing information about their plans for 2013. The band revealed the first official dates for their 2014 event known as the Where We Are stadium tour. This tour is set to kick off on April 25th in Bogata, Columbia. During the tour event, the boy band will visit some of the biggest arenas in the entire world. This will include stops in South America, Ireland and the UK. The band also revealed that they have plans in place to add more stops on this massive global tour.
05.16.2013 at 3:58 pm
This week, several big announcements came from the world of Broadway, getting many theatre fans excited about the upcoming Broadway season. One of the first and biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that Billy Crystal will be making his return to Broadway in a limited engagement run in 700 Sundays. The movie star will return to the stage this fall for a nine-week limited engagement run of the Tony Award winning production. Previews for the event will begin on November 9th and the show will be held at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets to see the production go on sale later this summer.
Another big production has officially opened on the Broadway stage with showings of The Trip to Bountiful now in full operation. The Tony award winning revival features the talents of Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. The award winning production not only opened officially after successful previews but has been extended to now run through September 1st. Tickets to see the production at The Stephen Sondeim Theatre are now on sales and available to the public.
In other live theatre news, new information has been released about one of the most highly anticipated live productions has been released. The upcoming theatrical concert vision o the Stephen King- John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland Country, will head out on a new tour this fall. After the world premiere of the production which was held at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, news was released that the production would head out on the tour. The new limited tour will visit some of the biggest venues in the Midwest and in the Southeast. The production will be staged by the artistic director of the Alliance Theatre, Susan V. Booth.
The tour is slated to kick off this fall in Bloomington, IN. The concert style presentation already wowed audiences in the Atlanta premier and now the event will be heading out on the road visiting cities such as Asheville, Knowville, Columbus, OH, Milwaukee and more.
05.11.2013 at 7:24 pm
This week the team behind the Austin City Limits Festival made a major announcement about their upcoming event. The event organizers revealed that they would be back for a 2013 tour and that this year’s event would be held over a two week period. The event will take place October 4th-5th and October 11th-13th. This will be the first year that the festival will expand over a two week period. Artists on deck to perform at the event include Muse, Lionel Richie, Depeche Mode and more. Tickets go on sale later this month for those who are looking to see all of the action live.
In other music news, former Hole front-woman Courtney Love revealed that she will be heading out on a number of solo club theater shows. The shows will be taking place in venues across the East Coast this summer. This week when Love revealed the details of the upcoming event she announced that the tour would be kicking off with a June 20th performance in Philadelphia. During the outing, the singer will also be playing six more shows along the coast. The event will end with a June 29th show in Huntington, NY. Tickets to see Courtney Love live are on sale and available to the public now.
Finally in one of the biggest announcements of the week, Country superstar Brad Paisley has just head out on the first leg of his summer tour. This tour called the “Beat the Summer Tour’ will take the performer to some of the biggest venues in the country and kicked off with a show in St. Louis Missouri. As the concert kicked off Paisley also earned two CMT Music Award nominations for his latest singles, making the event an exciting one for Paisley and his fans. The tour will take the performer to 28 different major markets over the course of the event which will include two stops in Canada. Tickets for the rest of the tour events are on sale now for those looking to see Braid Paisley take the stage live.
05.11.2013 at 9:42 am
This week Van Halen made a major announcement concerning some of their upcoming US shows. The band, which has already revealed plans for a mid-June tour in Japan announced that they would be adding a few shows to their current touring schedule to bring their concert event to fans in the United States. The band, which will be supporting their recent release “A Different Type of Truth” will have two United States tour stops on this jaunt. The band will appear at Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and will also visit the California Mid-State fair in Paso, Robles in July. The current Van Halen line up consists of frontman David Lee Roth as well as Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen. Tickets to these select US shows are on sale and available to the public now.
Another veteran rocker, Pat Benetar made her own announcement this week when she revealed that she will be heading out on a new tour with husband Neil Giraldo and cheap Trick for a short summer tour. The dual headlining event will kick off on June 7th in Lincoln, CA and continue to June 20th in Vienna, VA. After finishing these shows, Benetar and her husband will head out on a second tour that will take them across North America and into the US and to parts of Canada. This two month tour will keep the duo on the road through August. Tickets to see Pat Benetar and to see the singer alongside Cheap Trick are both on sale and available to the public now.
Finally, one of the biggest announcements of the week came when several acts revealed that they would be taking part in Stones Fest. Singer Norah Jones as well as comedian Jason Sudeikis and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys all confirmed that they would be appearing at the festival. The event will visit both New York City and Los Angeles this year. The event, which is slated to celebrate the music of iconic rockers The Rolling Stones will also include performances from Will Forte, Juliette Lewis, Michael Branch, Delta Spirit and more.
05.09.2013 at 6:17 pm
This week, new information was revealed to the public about a new concert tribute event for the late performer George Jones. While on his “The Grand Tour” event, which was scheduled to be his final tour of his career, the singer passed away. On April 26th the performer died leaving many fans shocked and devastated. Jones had yet to complete his farewell tour and still had shows as well as a special final performance on November 22nd scheduled.
This performance was slated to be the last ever event for the performer and now many in the music world have decided to turn this concert date into a special tribute event to pay homage to the late country icon. All of the artists that will be performing at the event had already signed up to perform alongside Jones in hie farewell concert. Now these artists will perform on their own paying tribute to the famous country singer. Performers for the event include The Oak Ridge Boys, Kid Rock and more. Tickets are on sale now for those who are looking to see this special concert tribute event live.
Another major music collaboration has also been announced this week, when the official lineup for the new LivingSocial music festival event was released. The team behind the LivingSocial Backyard Festival revealed that legendary rockers Aerosmith will be headlining the event. The show will be a one day only event set to take place on July 13th on New York City’s Randall Island. The goal of the concert event is to showcase some of the most beloved rock icons in the business. Along with Aerosmith the concert will include performances by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Yeasayer and more. In addition to having live musical events at the one day festival, the concert is being set up to mimic a summer time back yard party.
05.09.2013 at 1:20 am
This week, the band Heart also announced a new tour event. The rock duo revealed that they will be hitting the road for a new 2013 tour called the Heartbreaker Tour. The Wilson sisters will also be joined on stage by Jason Bonham during the event, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Together the two acts will be performing a thirty minute tribute to Led Zeppelin at the end of every concert. The tour is slated to kick off on June 17th with the tour beginning in West Palm Beach, Florida. There will be more than 30 stops along the tour until it wraps up in Ridgefield, WA. Select concert dates are on sale now and tickets for the Los Angeles show and other stops along the tour go on sale May 10th.
While many have been talking about the upcoming Heart tour; there is no denying that most eyes in the music world have been on Justin Timberlake, as he made a major announcement this week about his upcoming tour. After revealing that he would be giving fans a glimpse at his latest musical creations when he heads out on his 2013 Legends of Summer tour with Jay Z, Timberlake had another announcement up his sleeve for fans. This week, the singer revealed that after the 12 city Legends of Summer tour ends that he will be heading out on his own headlining tour on the 20/20 Experience Tour.
This will be the first headlining trek for Timberlake in six years and during the tour he will be visiting some of the biggest venues in the entire world. The singer revealed information on the first round of tour dates for the event this week, indicating that the tour would be kicking off on October 31st in Montreal. So far, the tour will include 23 different stops in North America that will keep the performer on the road throughout February of 2014. According to the team behind the tour, more dates including information on international stops on the tour will be released this month.
05.06.2013 at 6:13 pm
This week Rodrigo y Gabriela, the famed Mexican guitar duo revealed that they will be hitting the road in a new summer time tour. The band will be touring around the West Coast in their tour called the “Area 52” tour. The duo will kick off their tour on May 12th in Napa, California at the Bottle Rock Festival. The band will then continue to tour around the country delivering audiences with performances of some of their biggest songs to date. The tour will keep the band on the road through August 3rd, where they will finish up their tour in Boston, MA. Tickets for the group’s shows are on sale and available to the public right now.
Another big announcement of the week came when TD Garden and Live Nation revealed that they would be hosting an event called Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration. The event will be help on Thursday May 30th at the TD Garden and is designed to benefit The One Fund Boston after the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon. The event will feature performances from bands like Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Boston, Extreme, Dane Cook, New Kids on the Block and more. Tickets are on sale now.
However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from St. Louis, Missouri, when the official line up for the two-night LouFest was revealed to the public. This will be the fourth annual event and will take place from September 7th-September 8th in Forest Park at Central Field. During the event more than 30 acts will take the stage and perform at one of the three platforms in place in the city’s massive public park. According to the team behind the LouFest, The Killers and Wilco will be headlining the LouFest and will be closing out the two night festival. Other bands set to perform at the event include Edward Sharpe, Alabama Shakes, the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, Jim James and more.