Archive for the ‘Artist News’ Category

Tons Of Bands

By David Jacobs | May 6th, 2013

This week Rodrigo y Gabriela, the famed Mexican guitar duo revealed that they will be hitting the road in a new summer time tour. The band will be touring around the West Coast in their tour called the “Area 52” tour. The duo will kick off their tour on May 12th in Napa, California at the Bottle Rock Festival. The band will then continue to tour around the country delivering audiences with performances of some of their biggest songs to date. The tour will keep the band on the road through August 3rd, where they will finish up their tour in Boston, MA. Tickets for the group’s shows are on sale and available to the public right now.

Another big announcement of the week came when TD Garden and Live Nation revealed that they would be hosting an event called Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration. The event will be help on Thursday May 30th at the TD Garden and is designed to benefit The One Fund Boston after the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon. The event will feature performances from bands like Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Boston, Extreme, Dane Cook, New Kids on the Block and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge and Guns N’ Roses

By David Jacobs | May 4th, 2013

This week, Melissa Etheridge announced that she will be launching a major new tour this summer as she heads out on the road to promote her new album “4th Street Feeling.” This highly anticipated tour will be kicking off on June 18th in Vienna, VA. The tour will have 19 different major market performances and will keep the singer on the road throughout September 10th when she wraps the show up in Saratoga, CA. Fans can purchase their tickets for the event now, to see Etheridge live and on stage.

This week, Garth Brooks made a major announcement about his upcoming tour schedule. The country superstar revealed that he will be returning to the Wynn Las Vegas for two weekends worth of performances. After celebrating the end of this long term residency at the Vegas hotel, Brooks will be putting on a special holiday weekend only performance for fans. Brooks will be performing on both Memorial Day weekend (May 24th-May 25th) as well as the Fourth of July weekend (July 5th-6th). Tickets for the Memorial Day weekend shows are on sale now and tickets for the Fourth of July shows go on sale June 3rd.

Summer Concert Update

By David Jacobs | May 2nd, 2013

This week, music fans were also treated to a different type of treat when it was revealed that Electric Picnic would officially be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It was uncertain if the music festival would be holding its annual concert again this year, but this week the team behind the Electric Picnic Festival announced that the event would be back and in full force. This year’s festival will be taking place on August 30th and run through September 1st. The festival will once again be held at the Stadbally Estate in Ireland. The company also revealed the lineup for the event which will feature headlining acts from performers such as Fatboy Slim, Bjork, the Artic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Wu Tang Clan and more. Tickets for the annual music festival are on sale now.

Meanwhile, one of the biggest musical acts of all time, The Monkees, has made their own musical announcement revealing their plans for an upcoming American tour called “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.” The tour will feature the three surviving members of the band, Micky Dolenz, Micahel Nesmith and Peter Tork. The tour will kick off on July 15th in Port Chester, New York and will keep the band on the road throughout August. Tickets go on sale May 3rd.

Broadway Update

By David Jacobs | April 29th, 2013

This week, a number of big live performance announcements were made regarding the theatrical stage. With these announcements, many theatre fans are excited about some of the upcoming events for this upcoming theatre season. The live production of Silence! The Musical, is now playing on Off-Broadway after a brief hiatus. The production has now resumed performances at the Elektra Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public.

One of the biggest announcements of the week came when the team behind the Listen Up! concert starring Darren Criss tour revealed that tickets would be going on sale this Saturday, April 27th. The Darren Criss tour will feature the “Glee” star and star of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying in a concert that will be promoting his new studio album. The tour will kick off on May 29th in San Francisco, California. Tickets are now on sale and available to the public.

While the star of one big musical is heading out on the road for a concert tour event, another big production is launching as well. This week tickets go on sale for the new production of Pippin. This over-the-top jazz musical is now holding performances live on the Broadway stage. The production opened this week to rave reviews and features an all-star cast of performers. Tickets are available now.

Robert Plant, Wiz Khalifa and More

By David Jacobs | April 26th, 2013

This week several big concert tour announcements were made that have had fans of all types excited about the summer touring season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when Robert Plant announced new 2013 tour dates for the Sensational Space Shifters. The famed lead singer of Led Zeppelin will be heading out on the road with his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters for an exciting tour event that is sure to be a ‘must see’ for all types of rock fans. The tour is slated to kick off on June 20th in Dallas, Texas. The tour will then be finishing up on July 27th in Brooklyn. The tour will include 21 total stops. Tickets for this highly anticipated rock event go on sale April 26th.

Another big tour announcement this week came from some of the biggest names in rap music when the dates and lineup for the second annual Under The Influence of Music tour were released. The tour will be headlined by Wiz Khalifa A$AP Rocky, and B.O.B. among other performers, in a must see event. During this concert tour spectacular the performers will be visiting some of the biggest arenas in the entire country. The tour will take place in the summer of 2013 and keep the performers on the road for most of the season. The event will kick off in Mountain View, California on July 17th. Tickets for the concert go on sale Saturday April 27th.

Ozzy, Prince and ZZ Ward

By David Jacobs | April 21st, 2013

The world of rock music is buzzing right now as many are gearing up about some of the big events that are taking place in the next few months in the world of rock music. One of the biggest announcements of the week came from hard rockers Black Sabbath. The band, which is headed by legendary performer Ozzy Osbourne has announced they will be adding new tour events in North America to their current 2013 spring and summer tour. The tour kicks off on April 20th in New Zealand and now there will be four additional shows taking place in North America as well. Tickets are on sale and available to the public now.

The blues rock and soul singer ZZ Ward also made an announcement of her own when the singer revealed she would be taking the road for a new tour event to promote her album “Til The Casket Drops.” The concert is set to kick off on May 18th in Fort Worth, Texas and will include 29 different stops during this tour event. Her concert event will end on August 30th when she will appear at the Milwaukee, WI Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary event. Tickets are on sale and available to the public right now for those looking to see this performer take the stage live.

Happy 4/20!!!!!!!!!

By David Jacobs | April 20th, 2013

This week it was revealed that several big name rockers would be hitting the road for new live music events that are sure to have rockers of all types on the edges of their seat. First, new concert tour events were added to the current co-headlining rock tour that features 3 Doors Down and Daughtry. The bands are currently on the road performing a successful run of concerts, and due to popular demand, they will be extending their tour to include even more shows. The concert began in 2012 and after a small break the bands will be back on the road beginning on July 5th. With several new dates added to the show fans will have even more opportunities to see this band perform live. Tickets for the newly added shows are now available to the public.

In other news, the rock band Furthur, which features former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, has announced a new fall tour around the country. After completing an April residency the band will head out on the road on May 9th and wrap up the show in October at the Greek Theatre in LA tickets for the concert tour event are on sale now.

Summer Time = Fun Music Time

By David Jacobs | April 18th, 2013

With spring well underway and summer just around the corner, live music fans of all types are waiting anxiously to hear more information about summer music festivals. While many lineups for upcoming summer events have already been released, very little information has been unveiled about the massive San Francisco based annual festival known as The Outside Lands Festival. The team behind the event announced the final lineup for the event this week and revealed that the festival will take place from August 9th-August 11th in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

According to the announcement headliners will include performances from Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more, with appearances from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nine Inch Nails and other bands. Tickets for the highly anticipated event, including three day festival passes will go on sale Thursday, April 18th to the public.

Summer Action

By David Jacobs | April 14th, 2013

This week, music fans who love the music of the 1960s were treated to a real concert tour surprise when it was revealed that The Turtles and several other acts from the 60’s would be taking the road in a new tour. This will be the fourth annual “Happy Together” tour and it will take several acts including Flo and Eddie, Gary Puckett and the Union and more on the road. The tour will start on June 8th with a performance in Biloxi, MS and will include 54 different stops during the trek. Tickets are on sale now for the tour.

Another great act from past generations, Brian Wilson, also made some announcements this week about his tour. Along with Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks, Wilson will be on the road for a new summer show event. The three Beach Boys are out celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary on a new tour and due to overwhelming popularity the band is adding several additional shows to their summer concert. Tickets are on sale now for these shows.

Broadway Update

By David Jacobs | April 12th, 2013

This week, big news about several upcoming Broadway productions were unveiled to the public, beginning with an announcement about the upcoming musical Motown, which is set to hit the Broadway stage later on this month. Previews for the production officially began this week, and audiences have already been singing and dancing in the aisles as this musical, filled with some of the biggest Motown hits in history, takes the stage. After much anticipation about the production was built over months of waiting, previews are now officially being shown for the event and tickets are on sale to see these previews live. As for regular tickets to the production, those will go on sale to the public in Mid-May for those who want to see Motown the Musical when it officially debuts on the Broadway stage.

There was also major news released this week about the upcoming production of The Cripple of Inishmann. The production is slated to be a West End performance and has already gotten a great deal of attention from critics and Broadway fans alike who are anxiously awaiting its release. This week it was revealed that Daniel Radcliffe, made famous from the Harry Potter movies would be cast in the production and that the official opening day for the performance would be June 8th. Tickets are expected to go on sale next month to see this Miachel Grandage-directed production.

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