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Archive for July, 2014

Archive for July, 2014

Death From Above 1979 and Zac Brown Band News

By David Jacobs | July 31st, 2014

This week, the Canadian group, Death From Above 1979 revealed that the will be heading out on a new fall world tour event. The group has already announced a new album and are planning on embarking on a new fall world tour to support this effort. This will be the band’s first album in more than ten years. The new album is going to be called The Physical World, and it is set to be released September 9th. The tour supporting this album will start on September 6th. The group will kick this event off at the Riot Fest Toronto in the band’s home town.

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From there, the group will travel the UK for 12 different stops before they return to North America. During this North American jaunt, they will make stops in Nashville, Chicago, Las Vegas and New York. Tickets are on sale now for this exciting new tour event.

Patty Griffin and Brantley Gilbert News

By David Jacobs | July 27th, 2014

This week, Grammy award winning singer Patty Griffin announced that she will be heading out on the road to perform across the Western US this fall. The singer will be joined on stage with Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter John Fullbright. The two will each be performing full sets which include songs from their latest albums. The pair will start their fall outing with a performance on October 15th in Lubbock, Texas. From there they will head to 14 additional major markets which include a show on October 23rd in Vancouver. During these performances the two singers will be delivering intimate theater shows that allow fans with the unique ability to get up close and personal with the two singers. Other major stops along the way include shows in Denver, Boise, Seattle, Salt Lake City and more. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those looking to see the two performer live.

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Ryan Adams and Paul McCartney News

By David Jacobs | July 27th, 2014

Performer Ryan Adams, just announced he is preparing to release a new album, titled “Gimmie Something Good,” later this year. The record, which will be released on September 9th and to promote the new effort, the singer will be embarking on a new fall tour. During this outing, the singer will visit several major markets including the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on October 14th, marking his first visit to the city since 2007. Other stops along the way include concerts in Portland, Boulder, Burlington, Chicago and St. Louis. Tickets for these shows are on sale now and available to the public. During this outing, Adams will be visiting several intimate venues to give fans the opportunity to see the singer in an up close and personal tour event. The tour officially kicks off on July 22nd and wraps up on October 20th.

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New York Giants 2014-2015 Season

By David Jacobs | July 25th, 2014

Training camps are beginning across the nation with the NFL season only a few short weeks away.  One team that is particularly ready to out 2013 behind them is the New York Giants.  Only three years removed from a Super Bowl championship, the Giants struggled mightily last season, finishing with a 7-9 record but beginning the season on an astounding six game losing streak.  Quarterback Eli manning had arguably the worst year of his career, statistically speaking, and the Giants were crushed with key injuries all along the offensive and defensive fronts.

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It did not help that the Giants began last season with four of the first six games on the road.  And all six teams either earned a playoff berth (Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles) or fell just short in the final weeks of the season (Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears.)  2014 looks a bit more navigable as the first five games of the year come against teams that failed to make the playoffs last season (though three of them – the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons) did win their divisions two years ago.

Garth Brooks is Back!!!

By David Jacobs | July 22nd, 2014

The biggest country superstar is back! Though only one date has been officially announced, legend Garth Brooks is planning on a World Tour with special guest Trisha Yearwood. Fans have been clamoring to see Garth Brooks return to the stage ever since his retirement over a decade ago and now everyone across the globe will have an opportunity to see him perform.

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Thus far, the only date officially marked on the tour is September 4th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Garth Brooks tickets are currently available at Coast to Coast Tickets for as low as $245. Lower level tickets begin at $309, while floor seats will cost you a minimum of $705.

Brooks recently had to cancel five dates at Croke Park in Dublin, due to an agreement  between the city and the stadium that limited the number of sporting events every year to three. Since they were unable to come to a compromise, Brooks decided it was unfair to cancel some shows and not the others, so the entire Dublin ‘tour’ was canceled. Although that controversy upset many, fans were obviously giddy when soon after, Garth announced his intentions for a much larger scale tour.

One Direction and Paolo Nutini News

By David Jacobs | July 15th, 2014

This week, chart-topping Scottish singer and songwriter Paolo Nutini announced that he will be heading out on a massive new tour outing. The new trek will take the singer across the globe this summer and fall. In addition to making several international stops, the singer will also be visiting the United States for several shows. During this new tour event, Nutini will be delighting fans with hits from his brand-new record called “Caustic Love.” The singer will attack several European Shows and make a handful of international one-off and festival performances. The official North American leg of his tour is slated to start on September 15th in Toronto, Ontario. From there the singer will visit seven different major markets through the end of the month. He is also slated to perform two nights in New York City, both September 22nd and September 23rd. Caustic Love is the singer’s third studio album and is slated to hit markets on September 16th. Tickets go on sale later this month.

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July Entertainment Update

By David Jacobs | July 12th, 2014

This week, there were several major announcements from big name artists in the industry. One of the big announcements from the week came regarding the MLB All-Star week line up. This year, the event will bring together some of the biggest performers in the industry. According to the announcement, the event will be kicked off by Broadway star Idina Menzel. She will be kicking off the busy baseball week in Minneapolis. Not only will she be singing the national anthem on July 15th, but she will also be singing “Forever Young,” by Bob Dylan during the week.

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There will also be a headlining concert event during the MLB All Star Week. During this time, the rock band will be headlining a concert at TCF Bank Stadium. This concert will take place Saturday July 19th. Rockers Panic! At the Disco will be performing Sunday, July 20th at the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game which will take place at Target Field. Tickets for all of these shows are on sale now and available to the public for those who are looking to get in on all of the live-music action live.

Garth Brooks Tour and Other Entertainment News

By David Jacobs | July 10th, 2014

One of the biggest announcements this week came from legendary singer and songwriter Garth Brooks. The performer revealed that he will be canceling five of the shows that are currently scheduled for his comeback tour event. The singer has had to cancel five of the shows in Dublin after the city council denied the permits for two of the dates on the tour. These shows were expected to start on July 25th and scheduled to draw in more than 400,000 fans. Ticket holders will be refunded for those who have them. The singer has been retired for more than a decade and was planning on performing the shows as part of a comeback tour. More concert dates to replace these shows in other cities are expected to be announced in an attempt to fill out the singer’s schedule. The singer has a press conference on July 10th to make some major announcements; including plans for what many believe will be a worldwide tour, even despite the latest cancellations.

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The 50th Anniversary Plus Broken Bells News

By David Jacobs | July 8th, 2014

This week, the popular Indie-rock band, the Broken Bells announced that they will be taking their unique sound on the road for a brand new tour event. The Indie-rock group has revealed that they will be spending the later part of the summer on a new tour around North America. The tour will be supporting their latest album “After the Disco.” The group consists of two members, producer Danger Mouse, and singer James Mercer from The Shins. According to the announcement from the duo, they will kick off their tour on July 31st with a performance in Chicago. From there the band will play another 20 concerts, including several festival appearances. The tour will officially wrap up on October 28th in San Francisco. The band will also be joined on stage by two opening acts: Phantogram and Austra. Tickets go on sale this week for the event.

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Another big announcement this week came from The Who. The group has not only revealed plans for a new worldwide 50th anniversary tour, but they have just announced plans to enter to studio to record a new album. The band’s official tour, which will be called ‘The Who Hits 50,” will begin on November 26th with a performance in Dublin, Ireland. From there the rockers will head out to another 19 shows across the UK and will continue to tour around the country.

Summer Concert Announcements

By David Jacobs | July 1st, 2014

This week there were several announcements about upcoming concert tour plans from today’s most celebrated recording artists. One of the week’s biggest announcements came from seasoned recording artist Jack White. The rocker and former member of The White Strips officially launched his latest tour, which will take him around the country to some of the biggest major markets in the United States. According to the announcement from the rocker, the new tour will be promoting his latest album “Lazaretto” which was released earlier in the month of June. This is the rocker’s second solo album. Tickets went on sale this week for shows, including shows in Jacksonville, FL on September 20h, Miami Beach, FL on September 21-22 and a show in Columbia, SC on September 24th.

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Another major announcement this week came from pop store, Lorde. The singer is currently touring around North America this summer, supporting her platinum-selling album “Pure Heroine.” The singer just announced that she will be adding a second night performance at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California, after selling out her first night at the venue. Tickets are on sale now for this new show.