Arts, Music & Shows
Blog Archive for March, 2013
03.29.2013 at 9:06 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, theater fans of all types were treated to some big announcements about the upcoming live performance season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that The Jungle Book would be hitting the stage in a new production event base on the original Disney film. The production will be premiering at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre June 21st-28th and then will visit Boston’s Huntington Theatre in its preview run. Tickets for these productions will go one sale to the public next month for those who are looking to see this exciting, beloved Disney film come to life on the stage.
This week, previews also began for the highly anticipated musical event known as The Big Knife. On March 22nd previews for the show which will run through June 2nd began. The production, which is being put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company will follow Clifford Odet’s iconic tale and will feature Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale. The production will be hosted by the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. Tickets for these previews and for the regular season shows are on sale and available to the public right now.
Previews are also now also being shown for The Nance, which takes a look at the world of burlesque and follows the story of Chauncey Miles as he explores the world of homosexual males in the theatre world. This new place comes from the creative mind of Douglas Carter Beane and has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike. This exciting new musical production features the talents of three time Tony Award winning actor Jack O’Brien as well as two time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. This production will be taking place at the Lyceum Theatre. Previews for the production are not being shown in New York City with official performances slated to begin in April. Tickets for the previews and the regular season productions are now available to the public. Will you be getting tickets to see this event live?
03.28.2013 at 8:54 pm by chicagojacobs
This week music fans of country, rap and rock music all received big announcements that have music fans ready for the upcoming summer tour season. The first and one of the biggest announcements of the week came from country music legend Keith Urban. The country crooner announced the second leg of his Light of Fuse Tour that would be kicking off this fall. This tour extension now means that the performer will be on the road through most of the summer and through the fall into the month of November. Tickets for the new 17 tour dates added to the performer’s schedule will go on sale April 5th to the public. Fans will want to act fast, as even though Keith Urban is visiting some of the biggest venues in the world, the performer is known for his ability to sell out massive venues quickly.
Rock fans were also treated to their own big tour announcement when it was revealed that indie-rock legends the Shins would be heading out on the road for a summer tour event. The band will be playing 12 different shows in North America, starting this May, as they visit some of the biggest rock venues in the entire country. Tickets to see The Shins take the stage live are on sale and available to the public now. Fans will want to get their tickets quickly before the concert sell out.
Finally, the biggest announcement of the week came for rap fans when it was revealed that the multi-platinum selling recording artist Lil Wayne would be hitting the road for a new concert tour event this summer. The performer will be taking the stage alongside TI and Future in support of his new album release “I Am Not a Human Being II.” The tour, titled the “America’s Most Wanted Tour” will keep the rappers on the road throughout most of the summer. Tickets to see Lil Wayne and his supporting acts live and on stage go on sale next week to the public. Will you be getting these highly coveted tickets to see Lil Wayne take the stage live?
03.26.2013 at 8:21 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, several big tour announcements for this summer were revealed, getting music fans ready for the summer tour season. One of the biggest tour announcements of the week came from the 2013 Grammy Award Winning artists for the Album of the Year, Mumford and Sons. The performers announced that they will be heading out on the road for a new tour event that will launch in Calgary on May 21st. During this tour Mumford & Sons will be touring around the country and promoting some of their latest recordings as well as hits from some of their earlier work. This tour will also include a three night stay in Berkeley, California, a stop at Bonnaroo on June 15th. The tour will keep the band on the road through September 15th. Tickets for this massive tour event go on sale this week to the public. Those who are looking to see Mumford and Sons take the stage live will want to act fast to get their tickets to see this event live.
Another big announcement was made by anther music legend when the multi-talented Keith Urban made a new announcement about his upcoming tour event. Keith Urban is currently on the road on his Light the Fuse Tour. This 2013 tour has already been projected extremely successful for the performer with pre-sales for the concert already selling out many of the biggest venues in the entire country, leading Urban to announce a second leg for his current tour. Urban has planned more stops for the year that will keep him out on the road for most of the fall. The first leg of Keith Urban’s tour is kicking off on July 18th in Cincinnati and tickets are on sale for the event now. The first leg of this tour will keep the performer, along with supporting acts Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, through October 5th. This second leg of the tour will kick off on October 18th and keep the performer touring around the country until December 8th when the tour wraps up in Louisville, KY.
03.23.2013 at 8:39 am by chicagojacobs
While it may be ‘March Madness’ time for college basketball fans, it doesn’t mean that in the world of live entertainment there aren’t other big announcements being released in the month of March. In fact this week one of the hottest rock bands in music today, The National, made a major announcement that has fans of all ages excited about March. The veteran rock group announced that on May 21st they would be releasing their sixth studio album and in order to support that new album they would be heading out on a tour around the country this summer. During this summer time tour, the group will be stopping at some of the biggest venues in the entire country. This includes the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on June 5th, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 10th and the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado on September 17th. Tickets for these events go on sale this week, so fans of the group will want to act fast if they are looking to see the group take the stage live.
While there is no denying that many rock fans are excited to see The National in their new summer time tour, no tour announcement could top the recent announcement from The Eagles. The iconic rock group, who has been performing since the 1970s, recently announced that they would be getting back together to head out on the road for a tour that promises to be unlike any other. This tour, called the “History Tour” is designed to promote their new “History of the Eagles” documentary which will be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The new tour event will take the band to 11 different venues across the country and will feature the group performing some of the biggest hits during their history as a band. Tickets for the event go on sale next week to the public and are expected to sell out fast. Pre-sales begin on March 23rd with tickets going on sale March 25th; will you be getting tickets to see the Eagles take the stage live?
03.21.2013 at 9:07 pm by chicagojacobs
This week sports fans of all types are on the edges of their seats as some of the biggest sports events of the year are starting to take place. Earlier in the month, spring training began for the MLB and baseball fans are now getting their first glimpse at how their favorite teams will look in the upcoming 2013 season. Currently the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta top the American League and the National League respectively and fans of all types are clamoring for tickets to see all of their favorite teams take the field in the spring training events. Tickets are now officially on sale for all pre-season MLB games.
While one professional sports season is just kicking off; another one is starting to come to a close. It is near the end of the regular season for the NBA as many teams are looking to get some last wins in during the regular season in hopes to make it to the NBA playoffs next month. Tickets are now on sale for all of the games in the 2013 NBA playoffs, but fans of the sport will want to make sure that they get their tickets quickly. NBA playoff tickets are some of the most difficult to get in all of sports, so fans will want to act fast.
While there are a number of professional sports events now in full swing, this week actually marks one of the biggest sports weeks of the entire year and in the college sports realm. This Thursday, March 21 officially marks the beginning of “March Madness” where a 64 team bracket of the best teams in college basketball will be playing in an exciting fast paced tournament to determine who the best college basketball team in the nation is. There are four different teams that hold a number one seed in the tournament and who are the top candidates to make it to the coveted ‘final four’ tournament of play. These teams are the Louisville Cardinals, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks and the Indiana Hoosiers. Tickets are now on sale for all of the rounds of play including the final four games and the 2013 college basketball finals in Atlanta, Georgia at the Phillips Arena. Will you be getting tickets to see all of the March Madness unfold live?
03.20.2013 at 9:20 am by chicagojacobs
This week one of the biggest and most innovative rock concert events was revealed. It was announced that the Atoms for Peace Tour would be kicking off this year and that it will feature some of the biggest acts in rock n’ roll. The tour consists of a group of big rock members including Thom York, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco.
Together these performers will be hitting the road as Atoms for Peace. This fall tour will contain several big stops including a stop on September 27th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The band will also be performing at big venues such as the Hollywood Bowl. If you are looking to get tickets to see Atoms for Peace live, you will want to act fast when getting seats to this event. Tickets to see Atoms for Peace live go on sale Thursday March 21st to the public.
While many are interested in seeing this compilation of performers on the Atoms of Peace tour; one of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that two of the biggest rock groups today would be hitting the road together when the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20 will be heading out on the road for a 2013 tour event. This summer tour will be kicking off in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 25th. During this tour, both groups will be promoting new music from their latest albums as the Goo Goo Dolls released their album Magnetic on May 7th while Matchbox 20 released their latest album, North in late 2012.
The tour promises to be one of the biggest and most sought after events in all of music; so fans will want to act fast when getting their tickets. Tickets to see these groups take the stage live go on sale on June 25th, 2013. Will you be getting tickets to see this event live?
03.15.2013 at 8:40 pm by chicagojacobs
This week it was revealed that the multi-talented Andrea Bocelli has also announced that he will be taking the road in a new tour event to support his recently released album “Passione.” The new tour will take the instrumentalist to all around the world to Abu Dhabi, AEU and then to North America for a long stint that will include shows in Denver, Las Vegas and other cities before wrapping in Atlanta in December. Tickets to see the famed musician are expected to sell fast so those who are looking to see the performer live will want to act fast when getting their tickets.
In other live performance news, the highly anticipated production “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has now officially opened to the public on Broadway. The live musical comedy production, which received rave reviews is now playing in a limited Broadway run and tickets to see the production live are now on sale. Featuring performers such as Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce, this star studded live musical has already gotten the attention of fans and critics alike. Tickets to see the hilarious musical in person are now on sale, but due to the immense popularity of the show and the limited productions, those who want to see it live will want to act fast.
Finally, many theatre fans have been buzzing as tickets are now on sale for the previews and shows of “I’ll Eat You Last” a new limited engagement Broadway performance starring Bette Middler. The much talked about performance will feature Midler in a tale that details the life of Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. This rare opportunity to see Bette Middler take the stage live has had many in the entertainment business buzzing and many fans anxious to see the performer on stage. There will only be 85 shows in this Broadway run and the previews for the production will begin April 5th. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the biggest performers of all time take the stage; will you be seeing Bette Middler on Broadway live?
03.14.2013 at 10:33 pm by chicagojacobs
This week it was revealed that the hit band Phish would be taking the road in a new live tour event. The wildly popular jam band has been part of the music scene for years and is often hailed as one of the most popular bands to see live in concert. Much to the delight of fans from all over the country, the Vermont-based rockers will be heading out on a tour that will start this summer. The 2013 Phish summer tour event will features several multiple-night stays in venues such as Commerce City, Colorado, Saratoga Springs and San Francisco. The band will be performing three nights in a row during these three spots. Although the band is making a handful of several night residencies, fans should still get their tickets early as this group is known for selling out some of the biggest arenas in the country fast night after night. Tickets for the 2013 Phish summer tour are on sale and available to the public now.
While many music fans are ready to purchase their Phish tickets to see this band take the stage live, many music fans are also excited about another big summer tour performance that will be taking place this year. At the annual South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Yahoo! announced they would be starting a new annual music festival, known as the On The Road Music Festival. The first annual festival will be a mobile music festival that will travel to cities both in the United States and in Europe.
The 2013 inaugural event will be headlined by acts such as Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Fun and The Lumineers. Select locations will also have appearances from Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean as well. The 2013 On the Road Music Festival will kick off in New York City on May 3rd and will end in London on July 14th. Tickets to the event go on sale now; will you be getting tickets to see this mobile music festival live?
03.13.2013 at 2:09 pm by chicagojacobs
This week it was revealed that a 2013 Watershed Festival would be taking place in George, WA. This will be the second annual Watershed Festival, and news regarding the headliners for the event has been revealed this week. The three-day country festival and camping event will feature acts such as Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley all performing at the massive Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA. Tickets for the massive country music festival will go on sale March 15th. The public will be able to get tickets and passes to see all of the action unfold live for this massive event.
However, for rock fans, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from the veteran rock group, Depeche Mode. The rockers revealed that they will be going on tour in North America this fall for a massive outing that will take them to some of the biggest venues in the entire country. During this tour fans will be able to see some of the group’s biggest hits of all time performed live in a new concert spectacular. The tour is slated to kick off on August 22nd in Clarkston, Michigan and will take the rockers to 19 different locations. Tickets go on sale for the event on April 6th to the general public. As one of the first big tour announcements for the fall, tickets to see Depeche Mode live are expected to go quickly.
While many are excited to see Depeche Mode; another group of long time rockers have revealed they will be hitting the road in their own tour. Rock group, the Smashing Pumpkins revealed they will be spending the spring and summer time touring around the world in a new tour that will support their latest album “Oceania.” Tickets for the global tour are on sale now and available to the public. Will you be getting tickets to this rare opportunity to see the Smashing Pumpkins perform live?
03.11.2013 at 8:08 am by chicagojacobs
This week, rapper Big Boi from the group Outkast revealed that he would be hitting the road later this month for a new tour promoting his recent album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.” The new tour will take the rapper to venues across North America is a tour he calls his “Shoes for Running Tour.” The multi-talented performer will be visiting some of the largest concert venues in the United States during this concert tour event and tickets are on sale now.
Also, this week, tickets went on sale for the new 2013 show for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The veteran rock band will be making a one time show appearance this summer at the Milwaukee based Summerfest Music Festival, which is the largest music festival in the entire world. The band will be holding their concert at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee as one of the headlining events of the two week music festival. Tickets for the concert are on sale now; those who want to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in this one time concert event will want to act fast.
While these veteran rockers have released info regarding their much anticipated performance, another big name rock group, The Eagles has also announced big ticket and touring need. The legendary rock group announced this week they will be taking the road this spring to tour around the country hot off the heels of their new two-part Showtime documentary. Before taking the road for a nine-city run, the band will perform together for a massive show in Las Vegas on March 23rd. During the tour, the group will visit some of the biggest venues in the entire country and for select performances will have special musical guests Joe Walsh and Bob Seger on the road with them. Tickets for these big performances are on sale now, but are expected to sell out quickly so fans who are looking to see the iconic rockers will want to act fast when getting their tickets. Will you be seeing the Eagles live in their new tour?