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Summer Concerts

By David Jacobs | June 23rd, 2014

This week, there were several major announcements regarding the tour schedules for some of today’s biggest artists. This week, the successful Electro-pop group, St. Lucia announced that they will be heading out on a new North American tour this fall. This new tour will be in support of the upcoming release of their expanded album “When The Night.” According to the announcement from the group, the band will have 24 days scheduled along the tour, which includes stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. The tour will start in Pittsburgh, PA on September 25th. From there the band will head out on the road before wrapping up their tour in Washington DC on November 25th. The band will be joined by several different opening acts on select dates including the Haerts, Joywave and The Knocks. Tickets went on sale this week.

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This week Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers also announced they are adding some additional shows to their tour schedule. This announcement comes after the band had to cancel a few of their shows in Lincoln, NE and Kansas City, MO. The band has added four shows to their tour which starts on August 3rd in San Diego. New stops include shows in Clarkston, MI, Darient Center, NY and Morrison, CO. The tour in total will include 30 major market stops. This new tour event will be supporting the band’s upcoming release “Hypnotic Eye.” Tickets are on sale now.

Sir Elton John and John Fullbright News

By David Jacobs | June 23rd, 2014

This week Grammy nominated singer/songwriter John Fullbright announced that he will be heading out on a new tour event. The tour will be supporting the singer’s recent sophomore album titled “Songs,” and it will take the performer around to both domestic and international tour stops. The singer is currently kicking off his summer tour with several stateside performances and a performance during his induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on June 27th. Following this honor, the singer will head to Europe for an extensive two-week fun. The singer also has a late summer/early fall leg of the tour both in North America and Europe. The current itinerary for the concert is scheduled to wrap up on October 10th in Athens, Georgia. Tickets are on sale for this new concert event now.


Honda Civic Tour and More

By David Jacobs | June 19th, 2014

This week multi-talented performer Ty Segall announced plans for his upcoming world tour event. The world tour will officially kick off on August 23rd with five consecutive performances at The Echo in Los Angeles. From there the singer will head out around the United States performing in cities such as Nashville, Austin, Atlanta and Miami. In early fall, 2014, the singer will be heading across the pond for a leg of his tour that will take place in Europe. Fans can expect to hear some of the singer’s biggest hits today performed live during the outing. On select dates, Ty Segall will be joined on stage by opening acts Wand or La Luz. Tickets are on sale now.

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Another big announcement this week came from the popular band Grouplove. The rockers revealed that they will be spending their summer co-headlining the annual Honda Civic Tour. This massive tour event will bring the rockers together with fellow rock band, Portugal. The man. The LA-based outfit will be kicking of the summer with several international performances before heading back stateside for an August 8th appearance at the San Francisco Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. After these shows the band will officially start their performance as part of the Honda Civic Tour. The 13th annual event will kick off on August 10th in Redmond, WA and visit 20 major markets along the way. The show will officially wrap up on September 16th in New York City.

Summer Tour Tickets and Info

By David Jacobs | June 18th, 2014

How can anyone not love summer? Grilling out, seasonal fruits, beach days, summer attire, and of course summer tours and  concerts! Summer is the best season for concerts especially when outdoors. There’s nothing much better than listening to your favorite music playing while you enjoy the warm summer days and nights. After the rough winter that was had across the U.S. this past winter, these summer months will definitely not be taken for granted.

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And it seems as though this summer of 2014 will not disappoint in the music department either. There are tons of amazing tours happening across the country for every genre of music – literally there is something for everyone’s ear drums to enjoy. Whether you like rap, hip hop, country, alternative, etc…this summer’s got it.

Listed below are some of the top music tours happening this summer:
1) On the Run Tour – Beyonce and Jay Z are co-performing what promises to be an incredible tour. They’ll be touring the country starting June 25 until August 5.

2) The Lazaretto Tour – This is Jack White’s tour for his second solo album, Lazaretto. His tour that started May 29 is getting amazing feedback so get your tickets while you still can. His last show is August 31.

Lykke Li and Alan Jackson News

By David Jacobs | June 18th, 2014

This week, chart topping Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li announced that she will be heading out on a new North American tour. Following her European run this summer, the singer will be heading stateside to support her latest effort “I Never Learn.” The singer will start with performances at different music festivals in late June and early July. Then she will be kicking off her official tour following an August 1st performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The tour has already been so popular, that the singer has added 13 additional major market shows to the itinerary, keeping the singer on the road through mid-October. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.

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However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from the incomparable Alan Jackson. The country legend revealed earlier this week that he will be heading out on a brand new tour that will take the singer across the United States. The new tour is being deemed the “25th Anniversary Tour” and it will take Jackson around the country. This announcement was made when Jackson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. According to the singer, this is not a farewell tour, simply a tour that celebrates Jackson’s career so far in the industry.

On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z

By David Jacobs | June 16th, 2014

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are unstoppable – literally. Beyoncé just wrapped up her almost year-long 132-date Mrs. Carter Show World Tour this past March while Jay-Z completed his 52-date Magna Carter World Tour this past January. Their 16-city On the Run Summer Tour kicks off on June 25th at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium and will include concerts in both the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up on August 5th at AT&T Park in San Francisco. European tour dates to follow in September, starting in Paris.

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Rumor has it Beyoncé has been putting in several extra hours of rehearsal time for the summer tour and if history and reputation can tell us anything about Beyoncé’s concerts, she will not leave her fans disappointed. In addition to her stunning beauty that captivates anyone that looks at her to having incredible wardrobe changes throughout her performances, Beyoncé delivers amazing choreography, powerful vocal chords, and non-stop entertainment with little to no breaks. Fans describe being brought to tears one minute, then laughing the next minute, all while being mesmerized by Beyoncé’s amazing character that seems to shine through even from on-stage.

Happy Father’s Day Entertainment Update

By David Jacobs | June 15th, 2014

This week, country superstar Brad Paisley announced that he is shifting some of the dates on his upcoming North American tour. The outing, called the “Moonshine in the Trunk” show has the singer touring around the continent to some of the biggest venues in North America. The singer was scheduled to play three shows in Ontario during the tour in mid-October. However, due to scheduling conflicts, the singer has now pushed these shows back to mid-November. Tickets purchased for the October shows will still be honored in November and new tickets for the shows go on sale this week. The new show dates are November 13 (rescheduled from October 15th), November 14 (rescheduled from October 16th) and November 15 (rescheduled from October 18th).

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However, the biggest announcement this week came from two of the biggest rap artists in the industry. Drake and Lil Wayne have been tied to a rumored feud for years. However, the two award-winning rappers have been an end to these rumors with their new co-headlining tour announcement. The two performers have teamed up for a massive summer/fall tour that will take the two performers across the continent to some of the biggest venues in North America. In addition to visiting major markets in the United States such as Atlanta, Dallas, Tampa and more, the two performers will be visiting plenty of venues in Drakes’ home country in Canada.

Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals

By David Jacobs | June 14th, 2014

Sunday’s NBA playoff game is going to be very interesting – Or completely embarrassing for the Miami Heat. Right now, the SanAntonio Spurs are ahead 3-1 against the Heat and it looks like the Spurs aren’t ready to slow down their game-winningintensity anytime soon.  They want to win the championship – and it looks like they will. What does this mean for theonce-unstoppable Heat?  Miami Heat shockingly lost two consecutive games at home – Games 3 and 4. Their own fans were booingthem. We knew those Miami fans were traitors!  Game 3 was a complete blowout and in game 4 on Thursday they were crushed bytheir opponents with a final score of 107-86. What is going on? 

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The truth is the Spurs are just a better team this season.They have everything going for them from strong game plans to their level of skill to their tireless energy they’re bringing to every minute of each game. Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra stuttered, “They just, they just, they just played great. Ican honestly say I don’t think any of us were expecting this type of performance.” The Spurs are mentally and physically init while the Heat are struggling to catch up. Tony Parker and Boris Diaw are playing real tough while Kawhi Leonard is bringing a young vibrancy to the team. Head coach Gregg Papovich has created a dream team that is making the Heat believe that they’re living in a nightmare they can’t wake up from. 

Old Rockers Still Doing It.

By David Jacobs | June 12th, 2014

Paul McCartney has just announced that he will be canceling the Asian leg of his current tour, after struggling with a viral infection. However, the singer is not quite ready to return to the stage. After taking advice from his doctor, the former Beatle has announced that he will be delaying the start of his US tour and postponing the first seven shows in this leg of his event. The singer was originally scheduled to kick off his US tour on June 14th with a performance in Lubbock, Texas and visit six other cities that month. However, this southern leg of the tour has officially been rescheduled and will now take place in October.


The Paul McCartney tour will now officially begin on July 5th in Albany, New York and the singer will be visiting 11 major markets before taking a rest starting on August 14th when he wraps up his show in San Francisco, California. The new concerts will begin on October 2nd in Lubbock, Texas and will keep the singer on the road through October 28th. Tickets for these newly rescheduled show are on sale now and available to the public.

Summer Broadway Tickets and News

By David Jacobs | June 11th, 2014

With summer in full swing, tickets are now on sale for some of the biggest ‘must see’ summer Broadway shows. These summer spectaculars have shows for daytime and evening viewings, making them ideal for those spending their summer vacations in the Big Apple. One of the most talked about summer shows is “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Earlier this week, actor Neil Patrick Harris took away the Tony Award for best lead actor for this production and the show won Best Revival of a Musical. Those looking to get tickets to see the event live will want to act fast when trying to see this production live, as tickets are known to sell out fast for this much talked about show.


The winner for Best Musical at this year’s Tony Awards was “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” The show has been described as a one of a kind theatre experience and is one of the most talked about summer shows for theater fans. This new musical has something for everyone and tickets to see the show for all of its performances are on sale now. This production is one for adult audiences, but it doesn’t mean that families can’t get in on the fun this summer on Broadway. The new production of “Aladdin” received rave reviews and tickets are available for those who want to see this classic Disney film brought to life.

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