Arts, Music & Shows
Blog Archive for January, 2013
01.31.2013 at 8:00 pm by chicagojacobs
This week alternative rock band, Paramore revealed that they would be hitting the road in a new touring stint promoting their latest album. The new United States tour will follow a stint on Australia’s Soundwave Festival. The tour will be promoting the latest self-titled album from the group. This new tour will kick off on April 25th in Houston, Texas and will continue out to theaters and clubs across the country and will continue through May 16th; ending in New York City. The tour will take the band to numerous auditoriums and clubs around the country; providing supporters of the group with a unique opportunity to see the hard rockers in a more intimate setting. Those who are looking for tickets to see this tour live will find that tickets for this United States tour are on sale and available to the public now.
Another big concert tour announcement came from another popular alternative band Dispatch. The New England based jam band revealed they will be hitting the road this summer and touring across the United States, expanding their promotion of their 2012 album “Circles Around the Sun.” The band made the announcement following the close of a highly successful 2012 United States tour. The tour will have the band visiting some of the biggest concert venues and clubs in the country. The event will kick off on May 30th in Nashville, Tennessee. Those who are looking to see the show live will find that tickets to the event will go on sale February 1st.
While many music fans are gearing up for these two big summer events; one of the biggest events of the summer was revealed when the Hollywood Bowl announced its summer season. This year the famous outdoor venue will include numerous performances beginning with the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert. During the event new stars are inducted into the venues hall of fame. This concert will kick off on June 22nd; although the list of inductees has yet to be revealed. The concert will take place at 8PM at the Hollywood Bowl and tickets for the annual star studded concert will go on sale next month. This is one event that music and entertainment fans will not want to miss out on.
01.27.2013 at 9:40 am by chicagojacobs
With this weekend being the annual NFL Pro Bowl, and tickets still available for the event there are many who have their eyes on the NFL this weekend. It has been revealed that if players don’t take the game seriously that the event could be suspended and that this could be the last annual all-star game. This is a move that has increased ticket sales but caused concern with many fans. The event is being held in Honolulu, HI on January 27th. In addition to looking to the Pro Bowl event, most football fans are gearing up for next weekend’s Super Bowl in New Orleans. Tickets are still available for the February 3rd event for those who are looking to see the biggest game of the year and the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. There are still both traditional tickets and VIP passes available for the event.
While many are looking to get their tickets to these two big NFL events; another big event that many are clamoring for tickets to another NFL centered event and for is the annual Bay to Breakers event in San Francisco, California. The event is designed to focus on community and local pride and has been one of the biggest events in the city of San Francisco for years. It was announced this week that tickets for the annual event which includes costume contests and a 12k run/walk event are now on sale. This is the 102nd annual event. Tickets are now open to the public for the whole day of festivities with ticket prices starting at $53.00 for adults and $48.00 for kids. However those who are looking to see the event live will want to act fast as these tickets are known for selling out fast.
However one of the biggest announcements of the week came from two of the biggest rock n’ roll performers in the country; Kid Rock and Bob Seger. Both Kid Rock and rocker Bob Seger with his band the Silver Bullets revealed they would be on tour this spring for multi-city US tours. During both of their tours the rockers will cross paths in both Fargo, ND and St. Paul, MN and will co-headline a pair of US shows. These shows promise to be some of the biggest in the music industry and only two co-headlining events will be part of their tours. Tickets for these two March shows are now available; will you be taking advantage of seeing both of the rockers live on the same stage?
01.25.2013 at 8:16 pm by chicagojacobs
Super Bowl XLVII is the 47th Super Bowl, which pits one team from the American Football Conference (AFC), against a team from the National Football Conference (NFC). This year’s game features the Baltimore Ravens from the AFC, and the San Francisco 49ers from the NFC. The game is scheduled to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3, 2013. Alicia Keys is scheduled to sing the National Anthem, and Beyoncé is scheduled to be the halftime performer.
This year’s Super Bowl has additional layers of intrigue. In this year’s game, the coach of the Baltimore Ravens is John Harbaugh, and the coach of the San Francisco 49ers is Jim Harbaugh. This is the first Super Bowl, which features brothers as the opposing head coaches. The two brothers have faced off once before as head coaches, with John and the Ravens winning 16-6 in a 2011 game.
The Ravens come into the game as the AFC Champions, compiling a 10-6 record in the regular season, which saw them lose four of their last five games and firing Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron in the process. In the playoffs, they won the Wild Card round game 24-9 at home against the Indianapolis Colts. In the divisional round, they defeated the top-seeded Denver Broncos in Denver 38-35 in double-overtime. In the AFC Championship game, the Ravens went into New England and defeated the Patriots 28-13 to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl.
The 49ers come into the game as the NFC Champions, compiling an 11-4-1 record in the regular season. The 49ers are the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a tie in the regular season since the 1987 Denver Broncos. The team faced a quarterback controversy in the middle of the season when Alex Smith, having been incredibly dependable throughout the first half of the season, compiling a 6-2-1 record in games he started and led the league in completion percentage, went down with an injury. Colin Kaepernick started in his place, and despite Smith’s success for the first part of the season, Kaepernick remained the starter for the rest of the season. After receiving a first round bye, the team defeated the Green Bay Packers at home 45-31. In the NFC Championship game, the team traveled to Atlanta, where they defeated the Falcons 28-24.
01.25.2013 at 8:09 pm by chicagojacobs
This week it was revealed that in the world of live entertainment, several of the biggest acts in the industry would be taking the road for new 2013 tour events. One of the biggest announcements of the week came from iconic comedian Steve Martin. The multi-talented performer announced this week that he would be heading out on the road with The Steep Canyon Rangers for an all-new 2013 American Tour. The tour will also feature performances from Edie Brickell. This US tour will kick off in Fort Meyers, FL on May 22 and will feature 15 different stops. Tickets for the tour event are on sale now.
Meanwhile announcements were also revealed for the 43rd annual Jazz Fest in New Orleans. This year’s event will take place from April 26th through May 5th and will feature performances from Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, Frank Ocean, Little Big Town and B.B. King. Tickets for the event, including VIP packages are now on sale online at the festival’s official website where all passes are available to the public.
This wasn’t the only music festival announcement of the week. The biggest news in the world of live music events however came from the Coachella concert festival. This annual music and arts festival has been one of the biggest and most popular in the music world for years and annually it takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Known for bringing in some of the biggest up and coming acts in music and celebrity concert goers the Coachella line up announcement has long been one of the biggest music line up announcements of the year. The festival, which is scheduled to take place from April 12-14th this year and from April 19-21 of the year announced its full line up this week. The lineup will include acts such as The Stone Roses, Blue, Modest Mouse, Postal Service, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu Tang Clang, Vampire Weekend and more. Three day passes for both weekends of the event will go on sale next Tuesday at 10:00 am PST to the public. Will you be attending Coachella this year?
01.24.2013 at 5:45 pm by chicagojacobs
This week while many in the sports world are still gearing up for the upcoming Super Bowl, the world of live entertainment has also been presented with several big announcements from the music world. Country super star Luke Bryan revealed this week that after selling out the first leg of his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” which he is currently on, he would be adding additional shows to the tour to help deliver his fun, high energy sound to more fans across the country. The first leg of the tour is scheduled to end on March 23rd. This new summer leg will add 35 dates to the tour, beginning on May 17th in Virginia Beach, VA and will keep the performer on the road throughout October of 2013. Tickets for the new leg of the tour go on sale this week.
One of the other big announcements of the week came from Crosby Stills and Nash. The iconic folk rock band revealed that they would be hitting the road for an upcoming 2013 tour. This tour will take the band throughout the United States in 23 different stops as they deliver some of their biggest songs from the past few decades and some of their latest recordings. This new tour will be visiting some of the biggest cities in the country and bringing fans of the group up close and personal with the folk rock veterans. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public this week.
Another big announcement from a rock icon came this week as well, only this one had to do with the Broadway stage. Famed singer and songwriter Barry Mainlow will be kicking off his new show this week on January 24th. Although previews for the show were originally scheduled for the 22nd-23rd of January, the singer had to push the dates back due to a case of bronchitis. The event, titled Manilow on Broadway, will feature a full concert of pop hits from the singer and will take place at the St. James Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for the event for fans of the singer looking to see this one-of-a-kind event live. This live show is one of the first of its kind. Will you be getting tickets to see Manilow of Broadway live?
01.22.2013 at 9:18 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, the world of live entertainment was all about sports. The NHL officially returned this weekend and welcomed back their season after a long hiatus due to the NHL lockout. With the regular season schedule now in full swing; fans can get tickets to see all of their favorite teams take the ice at home. Tickets are now available for all NHL games and are available to the general public.
Although hockey fans were undoubtedly excited about the return of their sports season, for many sports fans all eyes were on the football field. This is because this weekend, Sunday January 27th is the annual NFL Pro Bowl. This football all-star event features the top players of the league facing off against each other in an AFC vs. NFC competition to determine which of the two conferences in the best in the league. With top players from all of the teams in the sport, with the exception of players from the two teams attending the Superbowl, football fans will not want to miss out on this live event. The game, which is being held at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii will take place on Sunday January 27th and with official line ups now set; tickets are still available for those looking to see the action live.
However, an even bigger event was held for sports fans this weekend as both the AFC and NFC championship games took place over the weekend to determine what two teams would be heading to the Superbowl. After two close and exciting match ups, it was the San Francisco 49ers who came out on top against the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens who outperformed the New England Patriots to make their way to the biggest game of the season.
This years Super Bowl game will be one of the most watched in years as for the first time in history; two head coaches who are also brothers will be facing off against one another in the championship game. This will also be the last game of Baltimore Raven’s linebacker Ray Lewis; a 17 year veteran of the team and the player with the current longest career in the NFL. Tickets for the Superbowl are on sale and available to the public now for the February 3rd event in New Orleans, Louisiana. Will you be getting tickets to the big game?
01.20.2013 at 9:33 am by chicagojacobs
With 2013 now in full swing, many of today’s leading performers are making announcements regarding their upcoming tours. One of the big music announcements from the week came from Jim James, front man of the Kentucky based band My Morning Jacket. The performer will be heading on the road to launch his solo career this spring and is planning three shows to help kick off his solo ventures. The first performance will be February 18th in Philadelphia with additional shows in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, among other tour dates. Tickets for the performances are on sale now and available to the public.
Other rock superstars; the New Jersey emo punk band, Senses Fail also made tour announcements this week revealing they would be heading out on the road for a spring tour to promote their new album “Renacer” the tour will begin on April 3rd in Lancaster, PA and will take the band to 32 different venues across the country. Tickets will go on sale later this month.
Other news came from the upcoming tour of English singer/songwriter Kate Nash also had big news this week. The performer revealed that she would be traveling from London to do a major North American tour to promote the release of her album “Girl Talk.” The new tour will begin on March 12th in Boston and keep the singer on the road for two weeks. Tickets are on sale for the tour dates this week.
While many are excited about these upcoming tours; one of the biggest announcements of the week came from one of the most famous jam bands of all times: Dave Matthews Band. The band recently revealed that they will be heading out on the road this spring to promote the fall release of their album “Away from the World.” The band revealed that the first performance would be held on March 16th in Ludlow, VT with additional April performances set for April 6th in Pelham, AL and April 27th in Southaven, MS. The tour dates came as a surprise to fans who are normally accustomed to seeing the group perform exclusively in the summer. Tickets for the March 16th performances will be going on sale this week with tickets to the April performances going on sale February 8th. These tour dates will provide Dave Matthews Band fans with a unique opportunity to see the group live. Will you be getting tickets to these live shows?
01.18.2013 at 10:24 pm by chicagojacobs
In the world of live theatre; several big ticket announcements were revealed this week that are sure to have theatre-goers on the edges of their seats. Tickets are now on sale for those who are looking to see preview of the highly anticipated production of Cinderella on Broadway. This live event, from Rodgers and Hammersteins has been one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for Broadway goers. Previews for the show will begin next week on January 25th for those looking to see the event live.
While a new show will begin next week; another hit show will end its current Broadway run before heading on the road for a nationwide tour. Those who are looking to see the live performance of Evita starring Ricky Martin before it leaves the Broadway stage forever will be able to get tickets to see the final week of performances next week. The final production will take place on January 26th. Meanwhile next week will also be the official industry reading event of the upcoming musical The Protagonists. Theatre fans will be able to get tickets to the event to see a number of industry stars reading the script live for the first time. Readers will include Alice Ripley, Marc Kudisch, Douglas Sills, Rick Holmes and more.
There is even more for theatre fans to look forward to next week thanks to a recent Broadway ticketing announcement. One of the biggest announcements came regarding the upcoming Broadway production of the award-winning Matilda The Musical. The production, which has already found a great deal of success overseas, is already schedules to open with previews on March 4th at the Shubert Theatre in Manhattan. While many are anxiously awaiting the chance to see Matilda the Musical live; the ticket office from the Shubert Theatre announced this week that tickets will officially go on sale on January 21st. There has been a great deal of speculation regarding when tickets to see the production, based on the children’s book would go on sale. Next week, those who are looking to get Matilda the Musical tickets will be able to get their seats to see this show live. Will you be getting tickets to see Matilda on Broadway?
01.17.2013 at 11:36 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, on Thursday January 17th, tickets will officially go on sale for the AFC Championship game in the NFL. Official ticket sales began Thursday at 10:00 a.m. eastern standard time. This exciting matchup will take place at Gillette Stadium in Boston, home of the New England Patriots as they host inner conference rivals; the Baltimore Ravens. This AFC title game will be a repeat of last year’s matchup and promises to be and exciting game for football fans of all types to catch live. Those who are looking to get in on the action in person can get their tickets now.
Meanwhile in the rock world Bob Seger and his band, The Silver Bullet Band announced they will be heading out on their latest tour and visiting venues across North America. The tour will take the group through parts of Canada and into the western United States. The group released the official schedule for the first part of the tour this week revealing additional dates are expected to be added to the schedule. This massive tour will be kicking off on February 27th in Toledo, OH and currently has 10 more arena shows as part of the itinerary. Tickets for the first leg of the tour will go on sale this week on January 19th.
Finally one of the biggest announcements of this week came from country super star Kenny Chesney. The multi-talented performer revealed that he would be adding 28 additional dates to his “No Shoes Nation Tour” extending the tour through the spring and summer of 2013. The tour, which will be presented by Corona Light is scheduled to kick off at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida. Thanks to the early success of early ticket sales; the performer decided to add more stops on the tour which will now include 45 different venues. During the event, audiences can expect to see opening acts such as the Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and the Zac Brown Band. While most tickets are already on sale; tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale this week; will you be seeing Kenny Chesney live?
01.15.2013 at 8:30 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, air dates were officially announced for the upcoming Live from the Lincoln Center broadcasts. This event will include events and performances from Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Josh Groban and from the live production event Carousel. Tickets for the PBS broadcasts including tickets to see Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of’ EM on March 24th, and for Josh Groban’s event Chess on April 12th, will go on sale later this month and will be available to the public.
While these live events have many music fans excited, this week in terms of ticketing news, the biggest announcements came from the world of sports. Beginning the news with big announcements from the NFL with the Superbowl fast approaching, tickets to the NFC and AFC championships are now on sale to determine who will participate in the biggest football event of the year. The NFC Championship Game will be taking place in Atlanta, Georgia and will feature a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. Tickets for the event are on sale now and available to the public. Tickets are also on sale for the AFC Championship Game which will take place in Boston Massachusetts and feature a matchup between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. NFL fans will not want to miss out on this opportunity to see two of the biggest games of the year play out live.
While NFL fans are cheering for their favorite teams to make it to the Superbowl; NHL fans also have something to cheer about as the official schedule for the 2013 season has finally been released after the end of the nearly season long lockout. The first games of the season will be held on January 19th and NHL tickets are now on sale and available to the public. With a shortened season fans who are looking to see all of the NHL action live will not want to miss out on their chance to see their favorite teams play live.