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April Entertainment News

By David Jacobs | April 2nd, 2014

This week the K-pop band Block B revealed plans for a new upcoming tour. The band announced that they will be making their official US debut this year with three US tour dates along the East Coast. The independent band will make their three tour stops this June starting at the NYCB Theater at Westbury in New York on June 22nd. The group will then visit the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. on June 24th. Finally they will wrap up their mini outing in Miami Beach, FL on June 27th. The band is hoping that they can help spread the K-pop movement during their tour outing. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public.

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This week, the World Cup also announced the plans for their closing anthem performances. The upcoming tournament, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will feature several big performances. The governing body of the tournament has already revealed that Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez will open the tournament with the official World Cup song “We Are One,” however, now the tournament has revealed their plans for a big closing ceremony concert. This concert will include performances from Avicii, Carlos Santana, Wyclef and Alexandre Pires, a Brazillian Latin Grammy Winner. The singers will be performing the closing anthem “We Will Find a Way,” during this concert. Tickets are on sale now for all of the ceremony and concert excitement.

Kiss Def Leppard Tour

By David Jacobs | April 2nd, 2014

Two of the biggest and most iconic rock bands in the history of the music industry, KISS and Def Leppard recently came together to make a major announcement regarding their upcoming tour plans. The two rock outfits revealed that they will be joining forces for a new upcoming North American tour in the summer of 2014. The tour will include stops in 42 different cities across the continent. This exciting new outing will bring the two rock bands together to perform both their own original sets and several collaborative performances as well. Some of the major stops along the tour will include concerts at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Target Center in Minneapolis and the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.

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According to the announcement from the group regarding the new tour, this outing will begin on June 23rd in West Valley City, Utah. From there the groups will continue to some of the biggest markets in North America before wrapping up their tour on August 31st. The band made their tour announcement in March at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and tickets went on sale later in the month. The announcement event also included press conferences that were streamed live through the Live Nation website.

Danity Kane and Fleetwood Mac Tour Info

By David Jacobs | March 31st, 2014

This week one of the major announcements in the touring world came from the group Danity Kane. According to an announcement from the band, the girl group is set to reunite this summer for a new tour called the “No Filter” tour. All of the original members of the group, except for member D. Woods will be coming back together for a new coast-to-coast tour. Members of the band will be coming back together after breaking up in 2009 following the success of hits such as “Damaged.” The band will officially kick off their tour in May and will travel around to several major cities such as St. Louis, Philadelphia and Cincinnati during this outing. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those who are looking to see this new concert event live.

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Christine McVie to tour with Fleetwood Mac

By David Jacobs | March 31st, 2014

The Reunion Tour Even Stevie Nicks Didn’t Think Would Happen – Christine McVie Reunion Tour with Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks said it wouldn’t happen. No one believed Christine McVie would reunite with Fleetwood Mac for a reunion tour. But just days ago Fleetwood Mac announced their reunion tour dates with Christine McVie. After quitting the band in 1998, McVie is back to tour with the band in September and even possibly put out a new album.

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On With the Show, appropriately titled, will begin on Tuesday September 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Target Center. It’s just the beginning of a 34 show tour in 33 cities across the US. American Express card holders will have the privilege of being able to buy tickets
before the general public beginning today, March 31 at 10am, through Sunday April 6pm at 10pm. The general public will be able to buy their tickets beginning April 7 Monday through the Live National mobile app as well as Live Nation’s website.

Kiss and Def Leppard – 2014 Heroes Tour

By David Jacobs | March 27th, 2014

Two historic bands, one historic summer together. USA TODAY described the upcoming tour of Kiss and Def Leppard perfectly, “One will pour some sugar on you, the other will lick it up.”

Tickets went on sale Friday, March 21 for what promises to be the hottest rock tour of the summer. Kiss and Def Leppard are joining forces and will plow through 40-plus cities throughout North America starting with Salt Lake City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater on June 23 and closing in Woodlands, TX at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion on August 31.

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Together on March 17, the groups announced the tour from the House of Blues in Los Angeles and couldn’t be more amped to start the tour. This has been a tour in the works for over two years now back when Def Leppard’s lead singer, Joel Elliott, and Kiss’ Gene Simmons first tossed around the idea of going on tour together while they were both performing on a rock-and-roll all-stars tour in South America. Elliott stated, “It’s finally happened, which is fantastic.” Fans couldn’t agree more. Both bands will get equal playing time so fans will be guaranteed a good time with great music.

Florida Georgia Line Tour plus Queen and Adam Lambert News

By David Jacobs | March 26th, 2014

This week the country duo, Florida Georgia Line made a major announcement regarding their upcoming tour plans. The duo revealed that they will be performing in a ballpark outing alongside Nelly as part of their new North American tour. The band collaborated with Nelly on their hit song “Cruise” last year and will now be performing alongside the rapper for nine initial shows. These shows will be part of the “This Is How We Roll” summer series of performances. These shows begin on May 30th in Springdale, Arizona and the duo will stay on the road throughout June 22nd with a show in Asheville, NC. According to the band, they will be adding more shows in the coming week. The band will also be touring for much of the summer with Jason Aldean. Tickets are on sale now for the band’s latest tour events.

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However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from a joint announcement from Queen and Adam Lambert. The former American Idol contestant has been joining forces with the remaining member of the iconic rock band for a new arena tour. The announcement revealed that the acts will be taking the road for an arena tour that will visit major locations in the US and Canada this summer. This is not the first time that Lambert has joined up with the band.

Eminem and Rihanna Tour

By David Jacobs | March 25th, 2014

Eminem and Rihanna announced a tour together which will only stop in three cities at the end of the summer. Yes, you read that right, just three cities – Los Angeles, New York, and Detroit.

The tour titled, The Monster Tour, will kick off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on Thursday, August 7. Originally just one concert was lined up at each location but a second show has just been added to each city after tickets for the first show were completely sold out during the pre-sale on Facebook on Friday, March 21. Luckily, thousands of diehard fans are being granted a second chance to purchase tickets to the second concert to see the wild solo artists perform live together and individually.

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General ticket sales will be available for purchase starting Friday, March 28 – granted if they’re not sold out in the second pre-sale. Fans should not be too discouraged though because there are rumors going around that there may be additional cities and dates added to the tour if the demand is big enough.

March Theater News

By David Jacobs | March 24th, 2014

This week the world of Broadway was treated to several new announcements regarding the release of some exciting upcoming shows. One of the biggest announcements of the week came regarding the upcoming production of Mothers and Sons. This new production is a drama created by Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally. The play also stars another Tony winner, Tyne Daly, who plays a mother in the show who makes a surprise visit to the parter of her late son. This play opens this week on March 24th at the John Golden Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public and anyone who wants to see this heartwarming tale performed live.

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R&B music fans have also been treated to another big announcement thanks to new casting information regarding the play After Midnight. Starting this month, two new headliners will be taking on the roles in this musical event, as recording stars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds step into the leading roles. The two performers are each Grammy Award winning artists in their own right and they will be joining the long and impressive roster of guest star vocalists for a collection of select performances. This will be Edmonds official debut on the Broadway stage, while Braxton has made several appearances before. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the two superstars take the stage live.

Lana Del Rey, Coachella and Eminem and Rihanna Tour

By David Jacobs | March 22nd, 2014

This week, hit singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey made an announcement about her upcoming North American tour plans. The singer will be performing next month at the Coachella music festival and has just revealed that she will be following up the concert performer with a North American tour. After performing at Coachella on April 13th and April, 20th, Lana Del Rey will head out to 17 different major market tour stops, including two performances in Canada. The singer will kick off the tour immediately after the Coachella music festival and will stay on the road through May 27th, where she will wrap up her jaunt in Seattle, Washington. The tour will be promoting the singer’s upcoming album called “Ultraviolence,” which will be available on May 1st. Fans can expect to hear songs from this new album on her upcoming tour event. Fans can also expect to hear selections from the singer’s successful, chart topping album “Born to Die” performed live. Tickets for this new tour event are on sale now and available to the public.

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Ellie Goulding and Beck News

By David Jacobs | March 21st, 2014

This week singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding will be heading out for a new North American leg of her “Halcyon Days” tour. This leg of her world tour will officially kick off in Atlanta, GA on March 20th and will include 22 scheduled stops while she is in the states. From there, the singer will continue touring in the UK and Australia. The singer revealed that during the tour fans can expect to hear some of her big hits such as her smash single “Lights” as well as some of her newer songs, all performed live. Tour stops include shows in Dallas, Austin, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and more. Tickets are on sale now to see Ellie Goulding perform live.

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Another major announcement hit the rock world this week. This week famed rocker Beck made a major announcement about his upcoming touring plans. The singer/songwriter revealed that he will be heading out on a new tour across North America starting this summer. This new tour outing will be called the “Morning Phase” tour and it will feature some of the alternative rocker’s latest fits. Beck will begin the tour with a handful of theatre shows and festival appearances in the spring, including appearances at Edgefest and Coachella. The official summer tour will kick off on June 19th in Cleveland Ohio. So far, ten stops along the way have been revealed with even more stops planned for the future. According to the press release, Beck will be revealing the additional tour plans soon, and the outing will keep him on the road throughout most of the summer.

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