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Archive for January, 2014

Archive for January, 2014

Alice and Chains and Motley Crue News

By David Jacobs | January 30th, 2014

This week, there were two big announcements from some of the biggest hard rock bands in the business. One of the first big announcements came from the group Alice in Chains. The Seattle rock band revealed that they will be planning a new US tour outing for the spring. This new tour will be supporting their 2013 album “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.” This record was nominated for a Grammy Award and peaked at the number two spot on the charts. According to the announcement from the band, the outing will officially kick off on April 25th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From there the rockers will travel through the country for 21 performances. The band will wrap up their outing in Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 24th for their last outing of the event. Tickets are on sale now for those who are looking to see the rockers live.

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End Of January Update

By David Jacobs | January 27th, 2014

This week, there were several announcements regarding upcoming music festivals and tour events, beginning with an announcement about the Soulfrito Festival. The team behind this festival has revealed the two headlining performers for this year’s event, revealing that Don Omar and Nas will be sharing the stage in the headlining position for this exciting festival. The Soulfrito Music Festival will be taking place on February 22nd this year and once again will be celebrating urban and Latin music. The festival will be held in Miami, Florida at the Sun Life Stadium. In addition to featuring performances from these two headlining acts, a collection of other supporting acts will also be taking the stage to perform live at the annual exciting. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see this exciting music festival on February 22nd in Miami.

However, while there was plenty of news from the festival world this week, there were also some major announcements about exciting events taking place on the Broadway stage. One of the big most talked about productions in the live theatre world this year is the production 50 Shades! The Musical. The complete casting for the production was revealed this week and will include Ashley Ward, Casey Rogers, Adam Hyndman and other performers who will be bringing the parody of the hit book to life. Performances will begin on February 21st for those who want to see a preview of the show, with the official opening slated for March 12th. Tickets are on sale now.

Kanye West and Billy Joel Update

By David Jacobs | January 27th, 2014

This week there have been several big announcements as music fans gear up for the upcoming tour season. One of the big announcements of the week came from rapper Kanye West. The singer has just added another leg to his North American tour called the “Yeezus” tour. The new tour event is supporting his album of the same name and will feature some of his latest hits from this wildly popular record. The superstar will be extending the tour significantly with this being his first solo trek in the last five years.

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The singer is currently on hiatus from touring but is slated to return to the stage on February 13th. This new leg of his tour will officially kick off in University Park, PA and will continue to eight different stops over ten days’ time. Key stops along the way include concerts in Baltimore and Atlantic City. The tour will then wrap up in Uniondale, New York on February 23rd. Kanye West has not released any additional information about other plans for additional legs of this tour at this time. Tickets are on sale for the newly unveiled leg of this Kanye West Tour.

Luke Bryan, ZZ Ward, Dayton 500 and Garth Brooks

By David Jacobs | January 25th, 2014

A big concert announcement this week came from the country superstar Luke Bryan. The singer just revealed that he will be finishing up his tour just in time for the Daytona 500. According to the singer, he will now be doing a pre-race show at the Daytona 500 on February 23rd. This will bring his total tour to around 50 shows. The pre-race show will feature many of the hit songs performed on the singer’s “My Kind of Night” tour that he just launched. Tickets are now available for this tour including the singer’s stop in Daytona.

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Meanwhile, Blues singer ZZ Ward has just announced that she will be headlining a new tour of her own with the “Last Love” tour. This tour will start in Philadelphia on February 28th and keep the singer on the road through the rest of the spring including an appearance at the Coachella Festival. Tickets are on sale to see the singer live in action.

Katy Perry 2014 Tour

By David Jacobs | January 24th, 2014

One of the biggest pop singers in the world, Katy Perry has just revealed her plans to head out on an exciting new tour. This tour will be known as the Prismatic Tour and it will bring the raven-haired singer to concert venues across the country. In January of 2014, Katy Perry took the stage to reveal her plans for her upcoming tour event, revealing that the massive outing would officially kick off on June 22nd.

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Upon revealing the specifics of the tour the “Dark Horse” singer revealed she will be visiting 46 different cities, starting in Raleigh, North Carolina and then traveling throughout the country to some of the biggest cities in the United States. When choosing the stops for this massive tour, the singer revealed that she will be stopping at some cities she has never visited before, per the video requests of her fans. Some of the big stops along the way include Atlanta, New York, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia and more. This is the third headlining concert tour for the singer.

Allman Brothers At Beacon Theatre and Rascal Flatts News

By David Jacobs | January 23rd, 2014

This week the hit band the Allman Brothers revealed exciting new details about their upcoming annual Beacon Theatre run. The group revealed that they will be extending the run from the planned 10 show stand to an extended 14 shows. After the first ten dates for the show sold out quickly, the group announced their plans for the four additional shows. According to the announcement the new shows will be taking place March 25, 26, 28 and 29th. During these performances, the band will be joined on stage by other musical acts Haynes and Trucks. Tickets for these newly unveiled shows go on sale January 31st to the public.

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In other concert news, the iconic country band the Rascal Flatts announced that they will be touring for most of 2014. The singers already toured through much of 2013, and will continue to entertain fans with their live performances in the new year. According to the rockers they will be touring for most of the year in an extensive outing that will back two different releases for the band. The band has also revealed that they will be joined on stage by two big name performers for this new tour as Sheryl Crow and Gloriana will both be joining the group on stage. The new tour will be called “Rewind.”

Firefly Music Festival. Tim McGraw and more

By David Jacobs | January 22nd, 2014

This week, music fans of all types have been excited to hear about some of the big concert events that will be hitting the country once summer kicks off. One of the big announcements of the week came regarding the Firefly Music Festival. This year, the annual festival will be taking place June 19th through June 22nd at the Woodlands of the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. According to the team behind the event, the lineup includes Outkast, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Weezer, Tegan and Sara and more, all performing live. There are also a number of other bands and performers that will be taking the stage during this event. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the festival take place.

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In other concert news, the country icon Tim McGraw announced new plans for an exciting tour event this week. The Grammy Award winning country singer revealed that he will be heading out on the road for a new 2014 tour. The singer, who just released his latest single this week “Lookin’ For That Girl” will be treating fans to some of his new recording performed live as well as some of the biggest hits the singer has had during his long and successful career in the music business.

Super Bowl XLVIII Tickets

By David Jacobs | January 22nd, 2014

Every year in the United States, there is a single sporting event that somehow manages to outshine any other sporting event of the year. Annually, this one athletic display is the Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League. The first football game was played on January 15th, 1967, following the regular 1966 season. Since then this annual event has not only been one of the most televised sporting events year after year, but annually tickets to see the Super Bowl live have been some of the most coveted in the entire world. In addition to crowning the champion of the league for the year, the Super Bowl is known for having exciting live performances and a slew of events during the week that help celebrate this most honored football matchup.

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This year, marks yet another Super Bowl for football fans as Super Bowl XLVIII will officially take place on February 2nd, 2014. For fans of the sport this is one of the most unique Super Bowls in recent history as it will be held this year in New York City. This will be the first time in recent memory where the Super Bowl will be held at a ‘cold’ arena instead of in the south where temperatures are milder or in an arena that is domed or covered. This has many football fans worrying about poor weather conditions impacting the game. However, for those living in New York City, there is nothing but excitement buzzing about having this popular game being held in the Big Apple.

Bruno Mars and Meat Loaf News!!!!

By David Jacobs | January 19th, 2014

This week, Meat Loaf, one of the biggest names in the music industry revealed that he will be heading out on a new early spring residency in Las Vegas. The Grammy-award winning singer revealed a second round of dates for his Las Vegas residency. This new residency will be taking place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. This concert event, called the “RoxkTellz and CockTails Presents Meat Loaf,” will return to the stage on February 13th and will continue every Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday through early April, giving fans of the singer plenty of opportunities to see him take the stage live. More than two dozen dates have been confirmed so far.

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Another big announcement this week has also had music fans excited about the upcoming tour event. This is because pop superstar Bruno Mars revealed that he will be heading out in a new tour event. The singer, who will be performing at the 2014 Superbowl, has revealed the details of his extensive 2014 schedule. The singer will be spending much of 2014 on the road supporting his international tour for his album “Unorthodox Jukebox.” The singer will be performing first in Australia and Asia before he returns to North America. Upon returning to the states, the Hawaiian-born musician will be kicking off a North American leg of his “Moonshine Jungle” tour. This tour event will officially kick off on May 27th in Fresno, California.

Concert Winter Weekend Update

By David Jacobs | January 17th, 2014

This week, several big announcements hit the music world, including an announcement about the Play Amnesty International Concert. The annual festival which is a Human Rights Concert, will be taking place in Brooklyn, New York on February 5th. This concert is the first Human Rights Concert of its type since 1998. This year, there will be several big name performers taking the stage at this event, which will be held at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. The line-up includes Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, The Fray, Colbie Calliat, Cake, Tegan and Sara and more. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see this star-studded line up live.

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This week, there was no bigger announcement than the one made by pop singer, Katy Perry. The platinum selling performer revealed to fans this week that she will be heading out on an exciting new tour event that will take her across North America. According to the singer, the new tour will be called the “Prismatic” tour and it will feature several hits from the singer’s latest album of the same name. According to the announcement, the singer will kick off her tour on June 22nd in Raleigh, North Carolina. From there, the singer will stay on the road for the next four months, visiting 46 different cities during this time. During the tour, Perry will have several opening acts including Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara, depending on the location. This tour will follow Perry’s UK leg of her
Prismatic tour which will kick off in the UK on May 7th. This leg of the tour will feature opening act Icona Pop. During the tour, fans can expect to hear both new songs from the singer as well as some of her biggest past hits performed live.

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