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Archive for October, 2014

Archive for October, 2014

Queen and Adam Lambert News

By David Jacobs | October 30th, 2014

This week, more details were announced regarding an upcoming tour with Queen and Adam Lambert. The two artists will now be heading to Europe for 21 new shows. This 2015 tour will kick off in January, with the first show taking place in Newcastle on January 13th. The tour will keep the band, with Lambert taking on the role as lead singer, on the road until February 19th, 2015. Major stops along the way include shows in Berlin, Milan, Prague and more. The tour will feature Queen performing some of their biggest songs to date along with Lambert singing lead. The group has performed with Lambert before, with great success and is now taking their act on the road. No additional information has been released regarding plans for a US leg of the tour. Tickets are available now for those looking to see the tour live.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Tour and More

By David Jacobs | October 30th, 2014

This week the popular rock band Sleater-Kinney shocked fans with two major announcements. First the band, which consists of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss confirmed the release of their first new album in more than 10 years, and launched a new single “Bury Our Friends.” The new album will be called No Cities to Love and it is set to debut on January 20th of 2015. The band kept the recording top secret, to keep fans surprised. In addition to releasing new music the group will also be heading out on the road for a new tour to promote their new effort. The reunion tour will start next February. The tour officially kicks off on February 8th in Spokane, WA. The show will keep the rockers on the road, visiting venues in both the US and Europe, until March 26th, where the tour will wrap up in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets are on sale now for this highly anticipated reunion tour.


Bob Seger, Jingle Ball and More

By David Jacobs | October 30th, 2014

Tickets are now available for those looking to see Bob Seger live in concert on his brand new massive tour event. Together with his band, Seger is taking his act on the road to visit some of the biggest venues in the country. This new tour will feature both classic hits from the artist as well as some of the performer’s latest material. The tour officially kicks off on November 19th in Saginaw, MI at the Dow Event Center; from there the singer will travel to some of the country’s major markets. His tour will include shows in Chicago, Buffalo, St. Louis and a show in New York at Madison Square Garden. The tour will keep the singer on the road throughout 2015. Tickets are available now for those looking to see Bob Seger live on stage.


Stagecoach Festival and One Direction Tour

By David Jacobs | October 25th, 2014

As 2014 is creeping to a close, many are excited about plans for 2015 events. One of the biggest events of the season is the annual Stagecoach Festival. This year, several big name artists have been tapped as headliners for the upcoming festival. The 2015 edition of the Indio, CA festival will be the ninth annual event. The festival will take place at the Empire Polo Club on April 24th-26th, 2015 and once again will feature a star-studded line up of country music stars and blues music artists. This year, big acts such as Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, will all be taking on headlining duties. Other acts such as The Band Perry, Dierks Bently and Gregg Allman will also be performing at the festival.

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Michael Buble, Structures and Florida Georgia Line News

By David Jacobs | October 23rd, 2014

This week, popular metal band, Structures made an announcement that they will be going their separate ways, and heading out
on one last tour before going on an “indefinite hiatus.” The band just announced a successful full-length album called Life
Through a Window, however the group will also be going out for what they are calling their “Farewell Tour.” The band will
kick off the tour in December of this year, and the tour will keep them on the road through part of 2015. The group will be
joined on tour by opening acts Obey the Brave, Exait and Villians. During the tour, the band will be visiting several major
markets including Montreal, Toronto and London. More tour dates are expected to be released soon. Tickets for this final
outing are on sale now and available for fans looking to see the rockers live before they go their separate ways.


New Theater Shows Hitting The Stage

By David Jacobs | October 21st, 2014

This week, several announcements were made regarding some of the most highly anticipated shows to hit the Broadway stage. Another big announcement this week came regarding Broadway in Chicago’s big world premier. The production officially welcomed the premiere of Amazing Grace this week. The show has been in previews since October 9th at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. Now the production is officially underway. The all-new musical will continue in Chicago through November 2nd and will feature music and lyrics from Christopher Smith. The cast is lead by Tony Award nominees Josh Youn and Erin Mackey. Together with an all-star cast this production tells that story of the true story behind one of the most popular songs in the world. Tickets are available now for those looking to see this show live.

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The new production On the Town also opened this week on October 16th. The show premiered at the Lyric Theatre. The production made a dramatic revival o f the popular show, which first premiered in 1944. The show features an all-star cast that tell the story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City during World War II. With plenty of comedy, romance, adventure and exciting new choreographed numbers, this show is one of the most beloved in Broadway. Now back and bigger than ever, tickets are officially available for the new updated production of On the Town, for theatre fans looking to relive the magic of this story.

Bulls Tickets Almost $400 On Average For Home Opener Vs. LeBron

By David Jacobs | October 21st, 2014

The Chicago Bulls enter the 2014-15 season amidst much change in the Eastern Conference. The perennial power of the past few years, the Miami Heat, lost their best player, LeBron James, during this past offseason. “The King” returned to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who also added power forward Kevin Love. So the Cavs went from a yearly Eastern Conference doormat to the expected favorites. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson to free agency (Charlotte) and Paul George is out with a devastating leg injury.

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So the top two teams in the conference from last year have undergone significant changes. No change may be as big as the return of Derrick Rose to the Bulls starting lineup this season. The star point guard has played sparingly the past two years and is looking to return to glory this season with a slight new-look Bulls squad. Carlos Boozer has departed and in is Pau Gasol, the former Lakers star power forward. It is expected Gasol will flourish with Rose at the point, also enabling rising star Jimmy Butler and rookie Doug McDermott to perform at their highest level.

Miranda Lambert Tour and More

By David Jacobs | October 17th, 2014

This week, a major announcement came from some of the biggest rap acts in the business. YG and A$AP Ferg have announced that they will bring the two coasts together with their new outing called the “Best Coast Connection” tour. The venture will bring the West Coast and East Coast together. The tour will kick off in Philadelphia on November 13th. Other stops on the tour include shows in Toronto, Boston, New York and more. Tickets went on sale for some shows this week, and tickets to remaining shows will go on sale to the public next week. This tour promises to be a ‘must see’ event for rap fans as both acts will be previewing some of their new music on this exciting new event.


Fleetwood Mac and Michael Franti Tour News

By David Jacobs | October 17th, 2014

This week there were many exciting new announcements regarding some of the biggest acts in music today. One of the first big announcements came from Michael Franti. The legendary rocker revealed that he will be heading out on the road for his first ever acoustic tour. This new tour will feature acoustic covers of some of the musician’s biggest songs to date. The tour kicks off this week with an October 6th performance in Santa Cruz, California. From there the rocker will head out to 14 different cities across the United States and Canada. Tickets are on sale now for this intimate new opportunity to see the guitarist play live.

October Broadway News!

By David Jacobs | October 15th, 2014

This week, the official national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella officially headed out on its own national tour. This family-friendly musical has been taking place at New York’s Broadway Theatre. The tour itself will launch on October 10th in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center and then will go out to visit several other major cities and venues. Paige Faure, who starred in the Broadway version of the show, will also be taking on the lead road for the tour. Other stars include Andy Jones, Blake Hammond and Ashley Park. The show features exciting music, over-the-top productions and plenty of magic that give this classic tale an entirely new twist. Tickets are on sale now for these shows for anyone looking to see this fairytale production unfold live.

Another major announcement was just unveiled about the show “Here Lies Love.” The highly acclaimed production from the Public Theater has been called a revolutionary new musical experience. The show comes from the creative minds of Davide Byrne and Fat boy Slim. In addition to being filled with brand new choreographed performances and musical numbers, the show takes a look at Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her rise to power and fame with the People Power Revolution. The 90 minute show is more than just a play, but a 360 degree multimedia event. Tickets are on sale now to see all of the action live.

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