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Great Bands Touring Together

By David Jacobs | March 19th, 2014

This week, there were two major announcements from today’s biggest rock bands revealing plans for co-headlining tours. The first big announcements came from the bands Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden the two rock outfits revealed that they will be heading out on the road this summer for a new North American tour. The announcement came right after Soundgarden performed a major set at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas last weekend. When the tour officially kicks off both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will be performing their own sets in a live rock spectacular. Fans of the groups can expect to hear both bands playing their biggest hit singles to date as well as some of their newer recordings. Stops for the new tour will include shows in Las Vegas, LA, Toronto and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 21st. Will you be getting tickets to see Nine Inch Nails perform live?

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March Concert News

By David Jacobs | March 13th, 2014

This week the hit alternative band The Killers announced that they would be taking their alternative rock act on the road for a new series of concerts. Tickets are now officially available for those who want to see the group take the stage live. Tickets are available for shows beginning with the performances in May in Uncasville, CT and Bethlehem, PA. Those who want to see the group take the stage live will be able to hear some of the band’s biggest hits from their past few years in the industry as well as some of their new singles. Tickets are available now but expected to go fast; will you be getting tickets to see The Killers live in their new concert event?

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While many rock fans are expected to get tickets to see The Killers live, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from one of the most popular names in country music. This week, Keith Urban revealed plans for his new upcoming tour event.  After wrapping up his latest gig with “American Idol” Keith Urban has revealed plans for hitting the road in new North American tour event called the Raise ‘Em Up tour. According to Radio.com, Urban will be heading out to play multiple shows in both the US and Canada. The new tour event will officially kick off on July 12th in Calgary, Alberta. The US tour dates will officially start on July 18th, with Urban’s performance in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Tour plus Lorde

By David Jacobs | March 12th, 2014

This week, tickets officially went on sale for big stops along Willie Nelson’s tour. The singer is heading out across the US for a new tour event that will feature opening acts Alison Krauss and Union Station. This week, tickets for six of the shows in May went on sale to the public. Now fans will be able to get tickets to see Willie Nelson live when he visits Columbus, Nashville and other major stops. Fans can expect to hear a collection of Nelson’s biggest hits and his newest songs performed live in this one of a kind new concert event. Tickets for the June shows will be going on sale later this month.

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Tickets will also be going on sale this month for the new tour from the pop-rock band Chicago. The group will be heading out on a new global tour this summer and tickets are now officially available for fans. This will include their big July 3rd performance in Elizabeth, IN. During the tour, fans can expect to hear some of the group’s biggest hits today in a new live, high-action spectacular.

Adam Lambert and Queen plus Springteen News

By David Jacobs | March 12th, 2014

This week, Adam Lambert and Queen made a joint announcement about their upcoming tour plans. Adam Lambert will be filling in for former Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. However, Lambert will be joined on stage by original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Fans of Queen and Adam Lambert will enjoy getting to see these two joining up for the third time for a new musical event. The two musical acts first came together in 2009 when they performed together on American Idol. The two also performed together at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011. According to the statement, this will be the first and final time Queen will be performing in the United States. Tickets are on sale now. And available to the public for those looking to see this event live.

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This week, Bruce Springsteen revealed that he will be pairing up with the hit band Fun for a new free concert event. The singer has shifted the date of his North American tour kick off to do a free concert at the former Reunion Arena site as part of the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. The event is expected to have more than 30,000 people in attendance. Tickets for this free event are on sale now and available to the public.

The Chicago Theater Scene

By David Jacobs | March 11th, 2014

Theater in Chicago has always flourished yet when many think of great theater and Broadway hits they think of New York’s thriving and world-renown theater scene. But steadily, Chicago is making a strong name for itself with its own impressive lineup of shows gracing its growing theater scene. And why shouldn’t it? With the city’s gorgeous and historical theaters, amazing views, great shopping, delectable food, and beautiful hotels, Chicago is the perfect place to wine, dine, and enjoy an incredible show or two. Famous Broadway shows like Wicked, The Lion King, and Book of Mormon have graced Chicago with incredible sold-out performances, leaving viewers begging for more. Below is a list of some of the shows currently performing or coming to Chicago soon.

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A powerfully charged musical described as a “smash hit,” this show was inspired by the infamous first and only time musical recording session that took place in 1956 between Jerry Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins. This show will revive your musical soul. It’s now playing at the Apollo Theater.

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Chicagoans Love Their Sports Teams

By David Jacobs | March 10th, 2014

You can take the Chicagoan out of Chicago but you can’t take Chicago out of the Chicagoan. Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world. There is something about Chicago…something about the heart of the people here. Where that heart comes from is not 100% clear – but this is a city that rebuilt itself from the ground up after the catastrophic Great Chicago Fire – it’s literally been built on perseverance, tradition, and history which is exactly what its sports teams have been built on as well.

When it comes to professional sports teams in Chicago, they may have some of the best fans in the world. Why?

It starts with the love of the city. Chicagoans love their teams because they love their hometown. Los Angeles and New York get all the publicity while Chicago is the “forgotten city.” Inferiority complex? Possibly. But it’s like a badge of honor to be the underdog. It makes it that much sweeter when their sports teams are victorious since others aren’t expecting it.

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Big Concert News

By David Jacobs | March 9th, 2014

This week, hit country group Lady Antebellum made a major announcement, revealing they are extending their current tour.  After selling out some of the biggest arenas in the country, the trio revealed they will be adding another leg on to their in progress tour. This tour called the “Take Me Downtown Tour,” also features performances from Kip Moore and Kasey Musgraves, while some of the new shows will feature opening acts Billy Currington, David Nail and Joe Nichols. During the tour fans can expect to hear some of the group’s latest hits from their fourth studio album “Golden,” which the band released last May. Tickets are on sale now for this new leg of tours.

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This week the band Soundgarden also announced they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary of their hit album “Superunkown” with a new tour event. The band will be performing the album in its entirety during a March 13th performance at the iTunes Festival as part of South by Southwest. Other bands performing at the spring event include Coldplay, Pitbull, Imagine Dragons, Willie Nelson and Keith Urban. However, Lady Gaga who was supposed to perform at the Doritos Stage will no longer be able to perform at her selected venue. No word has been released on whether or not she will perform at the festival. Tickets are still on sale for these and other South by Southwest shows.

James Taylor and Blake Shelton Concert Update

By David Jacobs | March 8th, 2014

This week, established singer and songwriter James Taylor announced that he has plans to head out for a new extended tour outing. The singer has just revealed that he will be adding several theater stops to his busy summer schedule, which will include stops all around the country. Taylor will be joined on stage by his 11 piece band, and according to the new announcement he will be adding 26 new shows to his schedule, beginning with a performance on May 30th in Portland, OR. The new tour stops will extend throughout the month before he wraps up these shows on August 5th in Alpharetta Georgia. Taylor will then close out the summer with a handful of shows in Europe. Tickets are on sale now for those looking to see James Taylor live.

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This week, wildly successful country icon and coach of The Voice made a major announcement about his upcoming tour plans. The award winning singer and songwriter revealed that he will be heading out on a new tour this summer. The new outing will be called the “Ten Times Crazier” tour and will officially kick off this June. During this extensive outing, Shelton will be visiting several major arenas throughout North America. The tour will include stops in Sacramento, Dallas, New York City, Las Vegas and Charlotte, among other big cities.

Rod Stewart and Santana Tour plus Rick Springfield News

By David Jacobs | March 8th, 2014

This week, performer Rick Springfield made a major announcement regarding his upcoming tour plans. The singer revealed that he will be taking a break from his own tour this summer to co-headline a special tour event with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The tour will be kicking off on June 29th in Raleigh, North Carolina. From there the tour will go throughout the country until the end of July, making stops in several major markets. Stops for the tour include performances in Atlantic City, Cincinnati and Kansas City among others. Tickets are on sale now for those interested in seeing this special tour event live. After Rick Springfield joins Pat Benatar on these special events, he will return to his own solo tour and keep heading out around the country for his event called the “Stripped Down” tour. Tickets are also available for those looking to see Rick Springfield take the stage live in this solo outing.

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Chicago Bulls Are On A Roll

By David Jacobs | March 7th, 2014

While the Chicago Bulls season got off to a rough start with the re-injury of star play Derrick Rose, this NBA powerhouse has proven they have the resilience to overcome one of the most devastating injuries in the team’s recent history. In fact, the Chicago Bulls are now the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, behind the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and the Atlantic Division leading Toronto Raptors. The Bulls have been dealing with roster issues throughout the season, in addition to the absence of Derrick Rose. At the beginning of 2014, the Bulls were seven games below .500 and the future was looking bleak.

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However, the team is on a high note now, with the addition of hot shooter Jimmer Fredette and several small hot win streaks behind them as the hold a 33-27 record. Of course, there is also the presence of Joakim Noah. Head coach Tom Thibodeau has been confident in the abilities of Noah and the rest of the team to pick up the slack left with Rose’s injury. Noah immediately took the challenge and has been playing one of his best seasons to date. Noah just made his second All-Star game and has become a major offensive threat. In the last month he has had two triple doubles and many believe he’s playing MVP level basketball.

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