Arts, Music & Shows
Blog Archive for October, 2012
10.30.2012 at 6:57 pm by chicagojacobs
Fans of professional sports, particularly hockey were left with a sour taste in their mouth this week, after the NHL made a very disappointing announcement for fans. After many expected that the NHL would truly return in the beginning of November and with games slated for November 1st, the NHL recently announced that they would be canceling even more games in the season. Currently the entire schedule for the month of November has been cancelled until further notice.
While sports fans may be reeling from this recent, announcement there is plenty in the world of entertainment to keep those around the country entertained until the return of hockey. Unfortunately, for many of those living on the East coast, looking to attend Broadway performances, many of the shows in New York have been cancelled through the 31st of October or until further notice due to the effects of hurricane Sandy and the many without power. However, once Broadway productions do start resuming as normal, fans looking to get into the holiday spirit can enjoy special performances of the live adaptation of “A Christmas Story” for which dates have officially been announced. The production will begin next week on November 5th and run through December 30th of 2012. Tickets are now officially on sale.
After her wildly successful release of her album RED, Taylor Swift made an announcement this week revealing she will be taking the road early next year to support her fourth studio album. The country crooner also announced the locations for this tour which will kick off in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13th, 2012. Tickets for the first half of the newly announced tour will be going on sale on November 18th. Taylor Swift’s concerts are notorious for selling out quickly, so interested fans will want to take this into account when planning to buy tickets.
While the announcement of Taylor Swift was a huge surprise to fans, last weeks announcement from Maroon 5, regarding their own 2013 tour, proved to live up to the hype. After a week of sales, Maroon 5 was at the top of the ticket event ranking sales, proving that the concert series truly was as highly anticipated as many made it out to be. Those who are looking to get in on the Maroon 5 action can still get tickets to most of the events on the tour, but will want to act fast, as this event is already selling records for rapid ticket sales.
10.28.2012 at 3:25 pm by chicagojacobs
Over the weekend , there were several big announcements in the music world in terms of upcoming tours and ticket sales. The first big weekend announcement came from the legendary jam band the Dave Matthews Band, who revealed they would be heading out on a Winter Tour that will take them to massive stadiums around the country and up close with fans. Tickets for the event are now on sale for the public. Another rock band, Maroon 5, also made their own tour announcement over the weekend, revealing they would be heading out on the road on their own 2013 tour. The band will be joined by Owl City and the Neon Trees in a tour that will take them across North America. The tour will go from February to April and will be the band’s biggest tour to date, tickets will officially be on sale as of October 27th.
While rock fans will have two big concerts to look forward to, a group with a different approach to ‘rock’ music made their own announcement this weekend. The legendary group the Radio City Rockettes officially announced their schedule for the holiday season. This will be the 85th season for the show and will officially begin in New York on 9th. Those who want to see the Rockettes live will be able to see the performance through the holiday season.
Down the road from the Radio City Music Hall are the streets of Broadway, where those who are looking for a different type of live show will have plenty of opportunities during the holiday season. As many new shows prepare to find their permanent home on Broadway beginning in November, one of the most anticipated shows in the country, the revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” is on the top of the list for many. Preview performances for the production began this week and tickets are now on sale for the official opening of the play which will be on November 11th. The play is a revival of the classic Broadway production and will feature legendary actor Al Pacino live on stage. The actor will be returning to play, which is in its third revival, and will take on the role of Shelly Levine. Those who want to see Pacino live in this famed Broadway revival can get their tickets now to performances that will start in November.
10.25.2012 at 10:05 pm by chicagojacobs
Earlier this week it was revealed that country superstar, Jason Aldean, would be hitting the road on a nation-wide tour. On Thursday of this week his official tour dates were announced and it was revealed that the country crooner would be visiting historic stadiums during this tour instead of more traditional venues. The singer’s Night Train tour will take him to Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and the University of Georgia Stadium in what promises to be one of the most unique musical tours of 2013. Immediately after the singer’s unique venue choices were revealed tickets went on sale for the event. Those looking to catch the superstar live will want to act quickly as tickets are expected to sell out.
Meanwhile another legendary super star, only from the TV world, was under the spotlight this week thanks to her new Broadway play reveal. The play is called “Scandalous” and it is the brain child of television star Kathie Lee Gifford. The show began their highly anticipated previews this week with the official opening slated for November 15th. Fans of the television personality looking to see this one of a kind production live will have the chance in just a few weeks to see the star with this momentous Broadway debut.
A stones throw away from the streets of Broadway is the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the new state of the art arena that opened earlier this month. The center announced on Thursday that they would be brining the New York Islanders to Brooklyn in an official 25 year agreement deal that will uproot the Islanders beginning in the 2015-2016 season. The huge announcement came directly after it was revealed that the Islanders and the rest of the teams in the NHL would be allowed to return to the ice beginning November 1st, after the league reached an agreement deal that allowed the normal season to resume. This will have the Islanders back at home next week at their normal arena at Nassau County. In the mean time, the newly unveiled Barclays Center will be gearing up for one of their biggest events of the year, just weeks after opening.
This event will come in the form of the first official game of the Brooklyn Nets after moving from New Jersey and changing their name. The Nets will not only be christening the basketball courts of the new Barclays Center, but they will also be bringing in a massive crowd of New Yorkers to the first home game of the season as they will be taking on city rivals the New York Knicks. This is a NBA event that fans will not want to miss. Do you have your tickets yet?
10.24.2012 at 7:25 pm by chicagojacobs
As we enter later into the fall season, more and more news begins to erupt regarding new performances and shows that will be taking the Broadway stage. With a number of big Broadway performances announced over the weekend and several big shows set to open in the coming weeks, there is plenty for Broadway fans to be excited about.
One of the most anticipated events of the 2013 Broadway season is sure to be the innovative new production of Jekyll & Hyde, which will feature talents such as Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox and Larid Mackintosh. The show is Broadway bound and will arrive on the Broadway stage in April of 2013. In the meantime, theatre fans from around the country, will get the opportunity to see the performance live before it settles in its new Broadway home. Beginning the week of the 23-28 of October, Jekyll & Hyde will embark on a tour beginning in Tampa, FL then off to Charlotte, NC, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Durham, NC, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, OK and then to Los Angeles before the tour ends and the performance arrives to New York and its new home on Broadway. Fans will not want to miss a chance to see this production as it tours around the country and are encouraged to act fast if they want tickets to the event.
One of the biggest openings of the season will start previewing the week of October 23rd. This of course, is the new Broadway production of The Performers. The play, which is slated to officially open on November 14th will feature several big names in entertainment and some of Broadway’s most acclaimed stars. The production will focus around the story of Chuck Wood, an aging adult film star, played by Henry Winkler and will include a cast of characters that includes Alicia Silverstone, Jenni Barber, Ari Graynor and Cheyenne Jackson. This highly anticipated new production has had audiences waiting anxiously for months. Tickets are on sale now, both for the preview and for the official opening of the production, which starts on November 14th.
With such a star studded cast you won’t want to miss out on your opportunity to see this performance live and will want to make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible.
10.24.2012 at 7:09 pm by chicagojacobs
In the world of music entertainment, there has been a great deal of news in the past few days regarding big upcoming concert events showcasing multiple headlining artists. The news will have music fans reeling as they get the opportunity to see some of the biggest artists together on stage in once-in-a-lifetime concert events. One of the biggest announcements regarding these multi-artist concert came with the reveal of the lineup for the 2012 Z100 Jingle Ball. The annual concert event takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City and typically features the biggest names in popular music coming together for a holiday concert event.
Tickets for the event will be going on sale this week and the headlining acts of this years concert for the Z100 concert will feature Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and the band One Direction. Tickets for the event are sure to sell out quickly, especially after the announcement of the big headlining acts, so those interested in taking advantage of the concert opportunity will want to act quickly. This news came along with the announcement that the Ultra Music Festival, typically held in Miami, Florida, would be adding a second weekend to the festival in honor of its 15th anniversary. Fans can see even more of their favorite acts live at the event.
Another concert festival event known as Stagecoach, also made their big announcement on their 2013 line. Acts will include Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Trace Atkins and more. The three-day festival, which takes place at the Empire Polo Club Grounds in Indio, announced the lineup earlier in the week. However, even with this big music news, there is no doubt that the hottest ticket in entertainment right now is the 2012 World Series. After the Detroit Tiger edged out the St. Louis Cardinals in an exciting round of play earlier in the week, rallying after the Cardinals had a 3-1 game lead in the series, the team is officially heading to the 2012 World Series.
In the first two games of the series, the Tigers will be heading to San Francisco where they will play the Giants in the opening games of the series. Baseball and sports fans will not want to miss this legendary event, which will kick off on October 24th. Do you have your tickets to the first round of the World Series yet?