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Ariana Grande Tour

By David Jacobs | October 1st, 2014

The seemingly overnight pop sensation singer Ariana Grande continues to succeed at everything she attempts. Starting out at a ripe old age of 8, Grande has been performing for audiences that include television, broadway and on stage.

Ariana Grande

It seems Grande has appeared on stage everywhere lately whether an award show, like the MTV Video awards or the famed late night comedy hit, Saturday Night Live. The song bird, often compared to the likes of singing diva Mariah Carey because of her ability and skill at hitting a range of high notes, has opened up tours for a number of performers including Justin Bieber. Recently Grande joined Adele in a illustrious ranking – that of being the only female artist with three top ten hits simultaneously by a lead artist.

Now Grande is making news again. She’s recently announced her first North American tour. The tour will run for three months, beginning in February 2015 and culminating in April 2015. Called the Honeymoon Tour, the announcement comes only three weeks after the release of her second studio album, My Everything. Though the tour will run mainly throughout the United States, Grande will make two stops in Canadian cities Toronto and Vancouver. Still months away, the tour is already causing much hype in the industry and among Grande’s fans, being compared to tours by hot artists Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Fall Broadway Update

By David Jacobs | September 28th, 2014

This week, there were several big announcements that came regarding the live theater world. One of the biggest announcements of the week came from hit pop singer Fergie. Along with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, the songstress has revealed that she has plans to bring the fantasy novel “The Last Unicorn” to Broadway. Fergie has plans to create a musical adaptation of the popular book and animated film. His original animated film, released in 1982, featured the voices of Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow and Jeff Bridges. Now Josh Duhamel will produce the stage version of the venture. The team also includes Connor Cochran and Lauren Sends. There have been other attempts to bring the show to the sage in the past, but no production has made it to the Broadway stage. The project is still in the early stages of developments, with more details on the premier of the production expected to be released by the end of the year.

 NY Theater

Another big show that many are talking about is the show “The Country House,” this production comes from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. The production will be returning to Broadway, as this comedy about a deeply dramatic family comes back to the stage. Tony and Emmy award winner Blythe Danner will star as Anna Patterson in the show, the Matriarch of the Danner family. This compelling new play also features the direction of Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. Tickets are available to see this new highly sought after production, live.

Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks News

By David Jacobs | September 22nd, 2014

This week, there were several major announcements from some of the biggest icons in the music industry. Stevie Wonder’s brand new concert tour kicks off soon and the iconic performer revealed more tour dates, as well as an updated song list for the tours. Wonder will be performing all of the songs that appeared on his popular “Songs in the Key of Life” album. The tour will officially kick off on November 6th at Madison Square Garden. From there, he will head around the country, until he wraps up the tour on December 5th in Oakland, California.

 Garth and Stevie

End Of Summer Music Update!

By David Jacobs | September 22nd, 2014

Last week, the team behind the Corona Capital Festival revealed their plans for the upcoming festival. The annual event is held in Mexico City and celebrates Corona beer and of course, popular music. This year the lineup will feature some of thebiggest names in music. According to the announcement from the festival, this year, fans can expect some big acts at the festival. This year, artists such as Kings of Leon, Jack White, Foster the People, Beck, Weezer and Neo Trees will all bevisiting the festival. The event will be taking place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez International Racetrack on October 11th-12th. Other acts include Massive Attack, Conner Oberst, The Kooks and many more. Tickets are available now for thishighly anticipated annual event. 

Hit singer Ariana Grande has just added even more stops to her upcoming concert event. Thepop star is currently celebrating the success of her number one sophomore album and will be heading around the country topromote the record. The show will be kicking off on February 25th in Kansas City and will now feature 25 different stops.This includes shows in cities such as Detroit, Atlanta, and Baltimore. Fans can expect to hear some of the singer’s biggesthits, including smash singles such as “Problem” all performed live at the event. 

NBA 2014 Season Is Here!!

By David Jacobs | September 17th, 2014

As you can probably expect, the majority of games with the most expensive NBA tickets during the 2014-15 season will occur when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers hit the hardwood. The King is back in his hometown and fans are eagerly shelling out their hard-earned income to see him play.

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Below is a breakdown of the top 5 most expensive games thus far in 2014-15 with ticket data including the average ticket price for each game as well as the cheapest ticket (get-in) available.

New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers | October 30, 2014 | Average Ticket Price = $1,294 | Get-In Price = $423

LeBron’s return to Cleveland will begin on October 30th when the Cavaliers host Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. Carmelo toyed with the idea of departing from Broadway this past offseason, but ultimately resigned with the club. Due to salary cap restrictions, the Knicks were unable to make too many changes to the roster, but optimism is buoyed by Phil Jackson having come in and taken the reins for the struggling franchise.

At an average ticket price of $1,294, this is far and away the most expensive game of the 2014-15 NBA season and will be must-watch television to see LeBron back in Cleveland.

Stevie Wonder Tour News

By David Jacobs | September 16th, 2014

This week, there were several big announcements for upcoming tours. One of the first big announcements of the week came from Nick Jonas. The former member of the band The Jonas Brothers just announced plans for his new tour on Twitter. The singer will be heading out on the road to promote his latest solo effort starting in September. The tour officially kicks off on September 22nd in Seattle, Washington. From there, the tour will visit several major venues and major markets. Stops include shows in San Antonio, Dallas, Chicago and Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for all of those looking to see Nick Jonas take the stage solo for this new outing.

Stevie Wonder

In other major news, icon Stevie Wonder revealed that he will be heading out on a brand new tour event. The tour, called the “Songs in the Key of Life” tour. This tour will be the artist’s first US concert tour in five years. According to the announcement, the Motown legend will be performing all 21 of the songs from his wildly popular 176 double album “Songs in the Key of Life.” The singer held a press conference to announce the tour which will include stops in 10 different cities. While the tour will reflect this popular album, according to the singer it won’t replicate the album exactly, the songs will be in a different order, and Wonder has left some room for some surprises.

Cher Tour Info and More

By David Jacobs | September 16th, 2014

This week, there were several major announcements regarding new upcoming shows and tours, however, there were also announcements regarding some cancellations as well. Avicii, the popular Swedish DJ, had just announced plans for an expanded tour throughout 2014. However, the international superstar has just cancelled the remainder of all of his gigs for the rest of 2014 to focus on his health concerns. The performer had surgeries to remove his gallbladder and appendix earlier this year and will be recovering back in his home city of Stockholm. The Grammy nominated performer has cancelled several performances already and is now planning on canceling all remaining shows. There has been no word yet on whether or not the performer will be rescheduling any of his performances next year.

While Avicii unfortunately has to cancel shows for his fans, other artists are announcing plans for new performances as well. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Alejandro Escovedo and the guitarist and co-founder of REM, Peter Buck have made a joint announcement about their upcoming fall tour plans. The two will be heading out to visit several theaters across the country. The trip will officially kick off on October 24th in Seattle, Washington. From there the duo will perform 14 different concerts, including a two-night event in Los Angeles on October 31st-November 1st. Tickets are available now.

Falcons Prove They Are Back Among The Elite

By David Jacobs | September 16th, 2014

The Atlanta Falcons were a mess in 2013. Thanks largely to injuries, the Falcons fell apart and took a free fall from being a potential Super Bowl contender to one of the worst teams in the league. Nonetheless, in week one this year, they proved that they are back in the elite of the NFL.

 Atlanta falcons

The Falcons were able to dispose of the Saints 37-34, taking advantage of a costly Marques Colston fumble in overtime to set up Matt Bryant for a game winning 52 yard field goal. This occurred just moments after Bryant nailed a 51 yard field goal to send the game to overtime.

Fans who paid an average price of $260 for Falcons tickets saw quite the opener to the season with quarterback Matt Ryan racking up 448 passing yards on the day, as well as three touchdowns, and the return of Julio Jones who accounted for seven catches and 116 yards. The running game was a bit underwhelming, but it was a good sign to see Steven Jackson contribute and not further bang up his body.

Sam Smith, Slipknot and More

By David Jacobs | September 9th, 2014

This week singer Sam Smith made a major announcement about his upcoming tour plans in 2015. The breakout hit singer revealed that he will be adding another string of tour dates for 2015 that will keep him on the road for several weeks. The artist is currently sitting in the top spot with UK albums, and is slated to promote his debut record “In the Lonely Hour” on this new tour. The singer will start his European tour in Mark with shows in Brussels, Milan and Amsterdam. Then he will head to the UK for a series of performances. The platinum record selling performer has already sold nearly 2 million records world wide. Tickets to see this major new tour event go on sale on Friday September 12th to the public.

Usher Tour

In other tour news, the famed rock group, Slipknot, had their own tour announcement this week with a dramatic video. The video revealed the band’s plans to tour around the country in a brand new outing. The metal rockers have not revealed new music since 2008, with their successful record “All Hope is Gone.” Fans of the group have been waiting patiently for years for new music from the band, and now on October 21st the group will be delivering the public with a new album called “The Gray Chapter.” The band will be promoting this new record with their newly announced “Prepare for Hell Tour.” The tour will kick off on October 25th in San Bernardino, California with a two night performance at Knotfest. From there the group will tour around the country to several big venues including stops in Baltimore, Denver, Kansas City and Toronto.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and more

By David Jacobs | September 8th, 2014

This week, there were several announcements regarding upcoming live show performances. This week it was revealed that “Glee”star Jane Lynch will be hosting a one-night only concert to benefit LGBTI rights. The show is called “Uprising of Love” andwill be a one night-only concert benefit held at the Gershwin Theater on Broadway. The show will feature an array ofdifferent performances and speeches. The show will bring together several big names including Patti LuPone, Sting and BillyPorter. Tickets are still available for the show. Tickets are going fast for this star-studded fundraising event. 

One of thebiggest announcements of the week came regarding the new show about the live Carole King play. The production, called“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” has just announced their official plans. The life of music of the Grammy Award-winningmusician is set to take the stage in early 2015. This Friday, producers behind the show announced the official plans for a UStour of this production. The show will start with a look at King’s background and her start in Brooklyn. The show willfeature original songs from the production, and the play will tour around the United States and London. 

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