Archive for May, 2013

Rock And Roll Summer Fun

By David Jacobs | May 11th, 2013

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.

Festivals, Festivals and more Summer Festivals

By David Jacobs | May 9th, 2013

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.

Legends of Summer tour & The Heartbreaker Tour

By David Jacobs | May 9th, 2013

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.

Tons Of Bands

By David Jacobs | May 6th, 2013

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.

Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge and Guns N’ Roses

By David Jacobs | May 4th, 2013

This week, Melissa Etheridge announced that she will be launching a major new tour this summer as she heads out on the road to promote her new album “4th Street Feeling.” This highly anticipated tour will be kicking off on June 18th in Vienna, VA. The tour will have 19 different major market performances and will keep the singer on the road throughout September 10th when she wraps the show up in Saratoga, CA. Fans can purchase their tickets for the event now, to see Etheridge live and on stage.

This week, Garth Brooks made a major announcement about his upcoming tour schedule. The country superstar revealed that he will be returning to the Wynn Las Vegas for two weekends worth of performances. After celebrating the end of this long term residency at the Vegas hotel, Brooks will be putting on a special holiday weekend only performance for fans. Brooks will be performing on both Memorial Day weekend (May 24th-May 25th) as well as the Fourth of July weekend (July 5th-6th). Tickets for the Memorial Day weekend shows are on sale now and tickets for the Fourth of July shows go on sale June 3rd.

Summer Concert Update

By David Jacobs | May 2nd, 2013

This week, music fans were also treated to a different type of treat when it was revealed that Electric Picnic would officially be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It was uncertain if the music festival would be holding its annual concert again this year, but this week the team behind the Electric Picnic Festival announced that the event would be back and in full force. This year’s festival will be taking place on August 30th and run through September 1st. The festival will once again be held at the Stadbally Estate in Ireland. The company also revealed the lineup for the event which will feature headlining acts from performers such as Fatboy Slim, Bjork, the Artic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Wu Tang Clan and more. Tickets for the annual music festival are on sale now.

Meanwhile, one of the biggest musical acts of all time, The Monkees, has made their own musical announcement revealing their plans for an upcoming American tour called “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.” The tour will feature the three surviving members of the band, Micky Dolenz, Micahel Nesmith and Peter Tork. The tour will kick off on July 15th in Port Chester, New York and will keep the band on the road throughout August. Tickets go on sale May 3rd.

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