Archive for the ‘Artist News’ Category

Summer Is Coming

By David Jacobs | March 11th, 2013

This week, rapper Big Boi from the group Outkast revealed that he would be hitting the road later this month for a new tour promoting his recent album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.” The new tour will take the rapper to venues across North America is a tour he calls his “Shoes for Running Tour.” The multi-talented performer will be visiting some of the largest concert venues in the United States during this concert tour event and tickets are on sale now.

Also, this week, tickets went on sale for the new 2013 show for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The veteran rock band will be making a one time show appearance this summer at the Milwaukee based Summerfest Music Festival, which is the largest music festival in the entire world. The band will be holding their concert at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee as one of the headlining events of the two week music festival. Tickets for the concert are on sale now; those who want to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in this one time concert event will want to act fast.

Theater Update

By David Jacobs | March 8th, 2013

This week it was revealed that several big live performance events would be hitting the stage for fans of live theatre. One of the first and biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays would be returning to the stage for eight performances of the hit 2012 musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Returning to the stage by popular demand, the production will be holding eight performances at The Old Globe theatre in San Diego, California. Since performances are limited the tickets are expecting to go quickly. Those who are looking to get tickets to the event will want to act fast as they are sure to sell out quickly.

Another big live event that is making its return to the stage is one of the most popular musicals of all time, the Phantom of the Opera. A newly revamped version of the production with new leads and performers will be hitting the Broadway stage in March of 2013. Those who are looking to get tickets to see the new fresh faces of this production will be able to get their Phantom of the Opera tickets on sale now.

Artist News

By David Jacobs | March 7th, 2013

This week it was revealed that famed performer David Byrne and singer and songwriter St. Vincent would be heading out on the road to support their new collaborative album. The new album, titled “Love the Giant” will take the two performers to some of the biggest venues across the country, and to concert venues in the United States, Canada and Europe. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public.

As the hit rock band Emblem3 currently tours around the country in their latest tour trek, which has completely sold out in venues around the country, the rock group has revealed that they will be adding more touring dates for their fans.  The band will be taking the road after finishing up their handful of East Cost shows this month in a new tour event known as the “Goin’ Back 2 Cali Tour.” This massive tour will take “The X Factor” breakout stars on a large jaunt around the country beginning in April in New York City and ending in California. The band developed a massive following on their ‘X Factor’ appearance and many fans from all over the country, which can be seen in their latest set of concert appearances, so tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Tickets to the concert go on sale this month and fans will want to act fast.

MGMT, Big Boi, Summer Camp Music Festival and The Postal Service

By David Jacobs | March 6th, 2013

While many bands have already announced their spring touring plans, a number of bands are still announcing new dates.  New York based duo MGMT have recently announced an 18-date tour.  The band is set to release their third album in June, and their tour takes them from University Park, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State University, on April 26 to the Bunbury Music Festival on July 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The band is set to play 15 headlining shows across North America in April and May and is slated to play three festivals, Firefly in Dover, Delaware, Kanrocksas in Kansas City, Kansas, and the aforementioned Bunbury in Cincinnati.  Tickets for some dates are already on sale while others are set to go on sale within the coming days.

Concert Tour News

By David Jacobs | March 3rd, 2013

With many spring concert tours in full swing and many of the biggest acts in music already on the road for their annual tours, there has been a great deal of news surrounding performers who are adding additional legs to their concerts. Veteran rock band, Soundgarden recently announced that they would be adding a second leg to their current tour due to overwhelming popularity. The tour, called the “King Animal” tour currently as the band on the road touring around North America. The band announced that they will be adding a second round of US tour dates to their tour and 18 more stops to their current trek. The second leg of the tour will begin May 3rd. Tickets for the recently added concert dates are on sale now.

Another long time rock group, Motley Crue also made announcements this week regarding their current tour. The band is currently on the road with fellow rockers KISS co-headlining an Australian tour. Due to the overwhelming success of their current outing, the group will be adding a month of arena shows to their concert event. The band will be kicking off these shows in Canada, where they will stay for a month until playing just a single show in the United States in Gilford, NH to end their tour. Tickets for the new leg of this tour are now available to the public for those who want to see the long time rock group take the stage live.

March Tour Updates

By David Jacobs | March 1st, 2013

This week, tour dates for some of the biggest concert events from some of the biggest rockers in the industry were revealed, having many music fans excited for the summer concert tour season. The first big announcement came from country superstar Brad Paisley. The multi-talented performer announced the official dates for the first leg of his “Beat This Summer Tour.” The tour will take Paisley across the country and to 28 different cities throughout the summer. The tour begins on May 9th in St. Louis, Missouri and the concert will be promoting the singers upcoming new album, Wheelhouse. Ticket will go on sale this month for these concert events.

Meanwhile, iconic rock group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have revealed a new nationwide tour that will bring the band to numerous intimate theaters and festivals throughout the late spring and into the summer. The nationwide tour will pull the band away from recording their latest record to perform some of the biggest hits and newest recordings for fans across the United States. The concert will kick off on May 16th in Evansville, IN and tickets are on sale now.

Timberlake, Jay-Z and More

By David Jacobs | March 1st, 2013

This week it was revealed that the Boston City Hall Plaza will be hosting its very own rock music festival for the first time in history. The iconic venue will be hosting its first ever festival this may and the event is slated to include acts such as Fun, The Shins, The Walkmen and more. Tickets for the event, which will be taking place on May 25th- May 26th are on sale now. Those who are looking to get tickets to this weekend long festival will want to act fast. Tickets are also on sale for the Peach Musical Festival now. This annual music festival will be taking place on August 15th-18th in Scranton, PA. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public. Big name performers for the summer music festival include the Allman Brothers, the Black Crows and more. Tickets are available in pass form for those who are looking to see all the events live from this weekend long music festival.

Theatre Update

By David Jacobs | February 27th, 2013

This week, in the world of live entertainment, there has been a great deal of buzz around the world of Broadway.  This week, tickets officially went on sale for the Burlesque Drama The Nance.  The highly anticipated production will be making its Broadway debut on April 15th, with previews scheduled for the Lyceum Theatre for March 21st. The Broadway production, which will be starring two time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, is slated to call the Lincoln Center Theatre home. Tickets are now officially on sale for the Douglas Carter Bean drama and tickets are available to the public for both the previews and the official production of the highly anticipated musical.

This upcoming week in the world of Broadway has even more going on thanks to some major news from some of the biggest productions in all of Broadway. This week marks the last week in productions for four shows: “Manilow on Broadway,” “Mary Poppins, “The Other Place” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf”. Tickets to all four of these shows are on sale now for those who want to see the production before they end this week.

Entertainment News 2-23

By David Jacobs | February 23rd, 2013

One of the biggest live entertainment events of the year was revealed this week when it was announced new Broadway production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” would be coming to the Broadway stage this spring. Previews for the event will begin on March 4th with the official Broadway opening of this iconic musical production being March 20th. Those who want to get tickets to see the production live at the Cort Theatre will be able to buy tickets to see the production live. Will you be getting tickets to see this new adaptation of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” live?

Another big announcement came from the multi-talented iconic singer and songwriter Jackson Browne. The veteran performer will be hitting the road this summer on an acoustic tour that will take him around the country. The tour will start June 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah. The performer will be playing songs from his past 40 years in the business during this latest tour event. Tickets for this epic tour, which will end on July 5th in Atlantic City, NJ are on sale now. Tickets to see Jackson Browne live are on sale now and available to the public. Those who want to see Jackson Browne live in this rate performance will want to act quickly before tickets sell out.

Buffett, Timberlake and Jay-Z

By David Jacobs | February 22nd, 2013

This week iconic performer, Jimmy Buffett and his band, the Coral Reefer Band, announced that he would be officially adding additional stops on the 2013 tour around the United States. The 2013 tour, which kicks off this spring, will now keep the performer on the road for most of the summer of 2013. Tickets for the tour dates, including the recently added dates are on sale to the public now.

While many will be turning to the old favorite, Jimmy Buffet in order to get tickets to see him perform live after decades in the industry, those who are looking for something new in terms of live entertainment will be treated to a special entertainment spectacular this week. The live musical ‘Your Hardbody Handbook” starts its premiers this week in New York City. This new American musical, inspired by real events is based on the 1997 documentary of the same name; making it one of the first musical Broadway productions to be based on a documentary. From the creative minds behind Memphis and Jersey Boys comes this new production that takes a look at modern American life and features hit musical selections from acclaimed recording artist Trey Anastasio from Phish. This production promises to be unlike any other in the work of live theatre. Previews start February 23rd and tickets are on sale for the production now.

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