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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.

Sir Paul and 2013 Made in America Festival.

By David Jacobs | April 12th, 2013

This week one of the most legendary performers of all time, Sir Paul McCartney announced that he would be adding new shows to his 2013 “Out There” tour. The announcement came as a surprise to music fans and to the many who have been looking forward to see the performer and former Beatle take the stage live. Among the new performances that Paul McCartney has added are shows at the Amway Center in Florida for May 18th, a show in Tennessee at the Fedex Forum on May 26th, a performance at Fenway Parkin Massachusetts on July 9th and more. All of these shows will provide fans with greater opportunities to see Paul McCartney in a rare live tour performance event. Tickets for the newly added shows and for the rest of the dates on the performer’s worldwide tour are on sale and available to the public now. Those who want to see Paul McCartney perform live will not want to miss out on this opportunity to see him take the stage in person.

Rolling Stones

By David Jacobs | April 7th, 2013

As one of the biggest rock n’ roll groups of all time, it should come as no surprise that when The Rolling Stones announced their latest concert tour event, the entire world has been on the edge of their seats to find out more about this massive rock event. The band’s tour titled the “50 and Counting Tour” was announced last week and the band revealed that there would be nine different shows taking place on this North American arena tour. With several days in between each stop on the nine-city tour, the 50 and Counting jaunt leaves some room for the band to add additional shows if desired.

However, currently the band is staying mum on whether or not they will actually add additional shows to their tour, but they have revealed that additional stops are a possibility. However currently, Keith Richard, Mick Jagger and the rest of The Rolling Stones have their eyes set on the confirmed dates for their 2013 outing. The band’s tour is currently scheduled to kick off in Los Angeles at the Staple’s Center near the beginning of May. However, the exact date for the kick-off has yet to be revealed until scheduled events from the NHL playoffs are scheduled.

More Summer Fun

By David Jacobs | April 6th, 2013

This week it was revealed that three of the biggest bands in the country have plans to head out on the road for summer and fall tour events. The first announcement of the week came from the band The Avett Brothers. The performers revealed this week that they would be headlining the 2013 Newport Folk Festival event. This music festival is slated to take place in Rhode Island from July 26th through July 28th. The band will be headlining the event along with an assortment of other bands. Tickets to see The Avett Brothers take the stage live in this music festival are on sale and available to the public right now.

The hit band The Lumineers also made an announcement of their own this week when they revealed that they were adding more estops to their upcoming North American tour. The Grammy nominated band will be adding additional shows to their tour to promote their platinum-selling debut album. After selling out numerous performances, the band revealed that they would be adding a dozen additional shows to their tour, including stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and concerts in Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Charleston, SC. Tickets for the newly added dates to this concert are on sale and available to the public now.

MLB, NBA and NCAA

By David Jacobs | April 5th, 2013

This week, all eyes will be on the sports world as some of the biggest events of the season get underway. This past weekend marked the official opening day for the regular MLB season. With many teams still waiting to play their first home games this weekend and early next week, millions of fans from all over the country currently find themselves with baseball fever and anxious for the season to get underway. Tickets are now available for all of the regular season MLB games for the 2013 season as well as the home openers that are slated to take place in the next few days.

While baseball season is just getting underway, basketball season is beginning to wind down for the year.  With the NBA playoffs slated to start in just two weeks; there are a number of teams who are fighting for a playoff berth and a handful of teams looking to get the perfect seed in upcoming playoffs. Currently from the Western Conference it comes down to either the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top seed in their conference while the Miami Heat has secured the top spot for the Eastern Conference. Official ticket sales will begin once the bracket has been finalized for the 2013 playoffs; and sports fans will want to act fast as soon as the official line up is announced s these playoff tickets always go fast.

Summer Time Fun

By David Jacobs | April 2nd, 2013

This week, music fans are sure to be excited for the upcoming medley of big concert events hitting the live music scene. One of the first and biggest announcements came from the Grammy Award winning rockers, Mumford and Sons. The group revealed that they would be taking the road for a new concert tour event across North America this summer and visiting some of the biggest venues in the entire country. The event, known as the “Summer Stampede” event will kick off on May 21st in Calgary. The tour will be taking the band on the road to some of the biggest venues in the entire country and tickets for the event are on sale to the public now.

Another big concert tour event is being headlined by three of the biggest bands of the 1990s. The rockers Everclear will be headlining their second annual Summerland tour and will be joined on stage by two other chart topping bands, Filter and Sponge. The rockers will be visiting some of the biggest venues in the United States with the tour that begins on May 29th in Ft. Myers, FL. The 33 city tour will keep the band on the road throughout July. Tickets go on sale to the public this week for those looking to see Everclear live in concert.

Theater News

By David Jacobs | March 29th, 2013

This week, theater fans of all types were treated to some big announcements about the upcoming live performance season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that The Jungle Book would be hitting the stage in a new production event base on the original Disney film. The production will be premiering at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre June 21st-28th and then will visit Boston’s Huntington Theatre in its preview run. Tickets for these productions will go one sale to the public next month for those who are looking to see this exciting, beloved Disney film come to life on the stage.

This week, previews also began for the highly anticipated musical event known as The Big Knife. On March 22nd previews for the show which will run through June 2nd began. The production, which is being put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company will follow Clifford Odet’s iconic tale and will feature Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale. The production will be hosted by the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. Tickets for these previews and for the regular season shows are on sale and available to the public right now.

Keith Urban, Lil Wayne and The Shin

By David Jacobs | March 28th, 2013

This week music fans of country, rap and rock music all received big announcements that have music fans ready for the upcoming summer tour season. The first and one of the biggest announcements of the week came from country music legend Keith Urban. The country crooner announced the second leg of his Light of Fuse Tour that would be kicking off this fall. This tour extension now means that the performer will be on the road through most of the summer and through the fall into the month of November. Tickets for the new 17 tour dates added to the performer’s schedule will go on sale April 5th to the public. Fans will want to act fast, as even though Keith Urban is visiting some of the biggest venues in the world, the performer is known for his ability to sell out massive venues quickly.

Rock fans were also treated to their own big tour announcement when it was revealed that indie-rock legends the Shins would be heading out on the road for a summer tour event. The band will be playing 12 different shows in North America, starting this May, as they visit some of the biggest rock venues in the entire country. Tickets to see The Shins take the stage live are on sale and available to the public now.  Fans will want to get their tickets quickly before the concert sell out.

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