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700 Sundays and Miley Cyrus

By David Jacobs | November 8th, 2013

In the middle of the week, two of the most well-known performers in the entertainment business made two very different announcements about their upcoming scheduled performances. One of the first announcements of the week came from the multi-talented Billy Crystal. The actor revealed that he will be making his official return to the Broadway stage with his Tony Award winning play, 700 Sundays. This unique play is actually an autobiographical re-telling of his childhood, in Manhattan. The actor will be taking on the roles of several different parts, playing different characters that had influenced his life as a child. When the show originally debuted in 2005, it won a Tony Award and now the actor is looking to bring the show back to the stage. The production will officially re-open on November 13th at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. The run is scheduled to last through January 5th. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those looking to see this unique performance unfold live.

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Oldies But Goodies Plus Some Serious Country

By David Jacobs | November 6th, 2013

This week a major tour announcement from one of the most popular jazz singers in the business has had music fans excited for what spring 2014 will hold. This announcement came from Jazz singer Diana Krall. The songstress revealed information about her upcoming worldwide tour called the “Glad Rag Tour” revealing the official stops for the final leg of this jaunt. According to the announcement the last leg of the tour will begin on April 4th in Northridge, California before it visits several theaters across the West Coast. The final leg of the tour will then wrap up on April 16th in Seattle. The tour will be promoting the singer’s latest album, her 11th studio record, titled “Glad Rag Doll.” Krall is currently on the road and has already performed 109 different shows promoting this latest record on this massive world tour event.

Another major music announcement this week came from Neil Young. The performer, along with his band Crazy Horse had announced earlier this week that they had to cancel their tour due to an injury of the Crazy Horse guitarist. However, there is now good news for Neil Young fans. The performer revealed that he will be performing four new shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The newly unveiled shows will be taking place his January with performances being held January 6th-10th. Tickets are now on sale and available to the public for those who want to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse take the stage live in a new concert event.

The Eagles, Luke Bryan and Blackberry Smoke

By David Jacobs | November 6th, 2013

This week, there were several big announcements about upcoming tour events that will have music fans excited. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when The Eagles announced that they will be adding new shows to their current tour event. The band is currently out promoting this tour called the “History of Eagles” tour which is slated to wrap up on November 23rd. The band has just revealed that they have plans to expand this tour into 2014 with a six night residency at Inglewood, California’s Forum. These shows will take place from January 15th through January 25th. Tickets for these new shows are on sale now and available to the public.


Another big rock announcement came from the Southern rock-country band Blackberry Smoke. The group revealed that they will be heading out on a new tour event that will take them across North America throughout 2014. The tour will be called the “Fire in the Hole” tour and will include stops in the United States as well as Toronto. The tour will officially kick off in January 2014 and the band will stay on the road throughout January, February, March and April. The tour will be in support of the band’s latest album “The Whipporwill” which was a top ten album on the US charts. Tickets are on sale now to see this tour event live.

November Tour Update

By David Jacobs | November 3rd, 2013

This week, there were several big announcements that rocked the music world, beginning with an announcement from the iconic perform Billy Joel. The singer revealed that he will be heading to the Brooklyn Barclays Center to perform on New Year’s Eve this year. This performance will follow a number of European stops that the singer is slated to make. The Grammy winner is currently performing in England and Ireland this week before heading back to the United States. The New Year’s Eve show is expected to sell out quickly with Joel at the head of the performance. The concert will also include opening acts from Ben Folds Five. After the show, on January 7th, Joel will also be making a major performance at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The tickets to see this one of a kind performance go on sale November 9th to the public.

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Winter Sports Time

By David Jacobs | November 3rd, 2013

This week, sports fans have been buzzing now that the NBA has officially kicked off. This week, the official NBA season began on Tuesday night with the must see matchup between the defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. Now that the first came of the season has officially taken place, the season is officially underway. After the world series came to a close this week, with the Boston Red Sox coming out on This season, fans will once again be looking to the Miami Heat to see if they can come out on top again for the season. Other big teams to watch this year will be the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, among others. All week, different teams will be hosting their own opening night events, with several opening games being held this Friday November 1st. On November 1st, teams such as Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, and Boston will all be hosting their own opening night events. Tickets for these games and for games throughout the rest of the season are available now to the public.

Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Eat World and Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By David Jacobs | October 30th, 2013

This week, pop starlet Miley Cyrus made a major announcement regarding her upcoming tour plans. The much talked about singer visited the stage of Saturday Night Live over the weekend to make an announcement regarding her new 2014 tour. The singer made the official announcement, revealing that the tour would be called the “Bangerz” tour, the same name as her latest album. While on tour, fans of the performer can expect to hear some of the biggest songs from this wildly popular new album. During the announcement, the singer did not provide any details on dates for the tour. Official dates and stops for the jaunt are expected to be released sometime within the next month. The massive tour event is expected to take the singer to various stops across North America.

While many are excited about the long awaited Miley Cyrus concert, another big tour announcement was also revealed this week that has rock fans ready for the new tour season. The rock band Jimmy Eat World revealed that they will be doing eight performances in the United States following their upcoming European tour. The band is slated to be on tour until November 19th. Then they will travel to the United States for a string of shows that will begin on December 6th in Orlando, Florida. These shows will keep the band on the road until December 31st. On this new tour, the rockers will be promoting their eighth studio album “Damage” that was released earlier this year. Tickets for these new shows are on sale now and available to the public.

Plenty Of Artist News

By David Jacobs | October 29th, 2013

Recently, the R&B and hip hop artist Common revealed new plans for a tour event he has coming up. The tour will kick off this week with a massive concert with Mastha Ambrosius on October 29th at the Best Buy Theatre at Times Square in New York City. From there the rapper will be heading out to several other stops, including concerts in both Baltimore and in Los Angeles, as well as stops in major markets like Boston. The jaunt will concluded with a February stop at the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton, California. During this tour fans can expect to hear some of Common’s biggest songs from his long and successful career in the business. Tickets are now on sale and available to those who want to see Common take the stage live.

CTC Blog Image 3This week, the official tour schedule for the highly anticipated Jingle Ball 2013 tour was released to the public. A few weeks ago, the artists that are slated to participate in the show were revealed. The tour is slated to feature artists like Selena Gomez, Fall Out Boy, Robin Thicke and One Republic with different artists performing at different nights. The tour will officially kick off on Monday December 2nd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and will features Robin Thicke, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone and Flo Rida. From there the tour will visit cities like Philadelphia, Everett, and Chicago. In Los Angeles, the stop will feature shows from Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez and Enrique Iglesias.

Kings Of Leon and Imagine Dragons

By David Jacobs | October 29th, 2013

This week, there were a couple of major announcements from some of the biggest rockers in the music industry today giving rock fans plenty of shows to look forward to in the upcoming months. One of the first  announcements of the week came from the Las Vegas based alternative rockers Imagine Dragons. The group revealed that they will be heading out on a new round of tour dates and that they will be adding an additional leg to their current “Into the Night” tour. This final run of shows will be supporting the band’s record
“Night Vision.” The winners of the 2013 Billboard Breakthrough Band of the year will finish up a few shows through the end of 2013 and kick off their final leg starting on February 8th in Boise, ID. From there the group will visit 21 additional stops in the US and Canada before wrapping up their tour on May 15th in Denver. Tickets go on sale next month for these newly unveiled shows.

Cirque Du Soleil 19 Shows And Counting

By David Jacobs | October 27th, 2013

The popular production known as Cirque Du Soleil or “the Circus of the Sun” is a unique live show that has been getting the attention of audiences from all over the globe since it first debuted. The show originally formed in Canada, when a group of performers came together to deliver a live entertainment spectacular that mixed both street entertainment and circus arts together. Beginning in the 1990s the show truly began to take off, and more variations of the show were added. Now there are more than 19 different Cirque Du Soleil shows, performing in more than 271 cities throughout the world. The show is currently hosting performances on every continent except Antarctica showing Cirque Du Soleil productions. The performance has even received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star thanks to its immense popularity within today’s entertainment business.

Cirque du SoleilHowever, for many the most popular show under the Cirque Du Soleil name is the permanent show held in LasVegas. These Vegas shows are highly responsible for helping the Cirque Du Soleil name become as popular as it is today. The Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas venue alone is able to hold thousands of fans every evening. While Las Vegas originally had just one original Cirque Du Soleil show, since the production has been adding new variations to their shows, Vegas has become a hotbed for all types of these productions. While most cities only host one Cirque Du Soleil show at a time, Las Vegas currently holds multiple shows at once, all with their own unique story but all still honoring the original Cirque Du Soleil type of performance style.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and The Wanted

By David Jacobs | October 27th, 2013

This week it was revealed that iconic country performers Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will be joining forces and heading out together in a new upcoming tour event. The tour will be called “Old Yellow Moon” and will support their latest collaboration of the same name. The tour begins on Saturday October 10th in Lewisburg, PA and visits 10 different North American major markets throughout the year. Beginning on February 1st, 2014 the tour will pick up again in Wilmington, NC, with more dates to follow. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the Billboard chart topping folk artists perform live.

CTC Blog Image 7However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from the wildly popular boy band The Wanted. The UK based band has just announced that they will be heading out for their first major world tour event. This new tour will be kicking off next year and will be supporting their upcoming release called “Word of Mouth.” During this tour event, fans of the pop artists can expect to hearsome of the new tracks that will be featured on this release as well as some of the major hits that first helped the five piece group rise to the top of the charts.

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