Arts, Music & Shows
Blog Archive for the ‘Artist News’ Category
04.06.2013 at 10:38 pm by chicagojacobs
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.
Meanwhile, the other big announcement of the week from today’s rock music genre came from Fall Out Boy. The rockers, who have been on a recent touring hiatus, revealed that they would be adding new dates to their 2013 global tour. The band’s tour, which will be supporting their new record Save Rock and Roll; will have the rockers on the road throughout most of the end of the summer and into the fall. The new announcement revealed the band will be adding a second North American leg to the tour that will feature stops at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, the Barclays Center in New York and the America’s Cup Pavilion in San Francisco. Tickets for these concert events go on sale April 5th and 6th. Will you be getting tickets to see Fall Out Boy live?
04.05.2013 at 11:30 pm by chicagojacobs
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.
While many are anxiously awaiting the start of the NBA playoff season, in terms of basketball news for the week most eyes are set on Atlanta, Georgia and on the Final Four playoffs being held in the city this weekend. April 6th is the official date for the national semi-finals which will take place between the Louisville Cardinals and the Wichita State Shockers as well as the Michigan Wolverines and the Syracuse Orange. The winners of these games will proceed to the national championship game which will be held on April 8th. Tickets to these games are still available to the public for those who are looking to get in on the final games of March Madness. As three of the biggest games of the season get underway this weekend; will you be looking for tickets to see this basketball action unfold live?
04.02.2013 at 7:53 am by chicagojacobs
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.
However, the biggest announcement of the week was undoubtedly the announcement of the Great Googa Mooga. This music event not only features big name headliners but also food and beers from hundreds of different establishments as well. The event will be returning to Brooklyn this May and will be hosted May 17th-19th. Headliners for the massive music festival will include rockers such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim, the Darkness, Sharon Jones and more. Tickets are on sale and available to the public now for those who are looking to visit the Great Googa Mooga festival in New York; however, those interested in the show are encouraged to act fast before tickets sell out. Will you be going to the Great Googa Mooga Festival this May?
03.29.2013 at 9:06 pm by chicagojacobs
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.
Previews are also now also being shown for The Nance, which takes a look at the world of burlesque and follows the story of Chauncey Miles as he explores the world of homosexual males in the theatre world. This new place comes from the creative mind of Douglas Carter Beane and has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike. This exciting new musical production features the talents of three time Tony Award winning actor Jack O’Brien as well as two time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. This production will be taking place at the Lyceum Theatre. Previews for the production are not being shown in New York City with official performances slated to begin in April. Tickets for the previews and the regular season productions are now available to the public. Will you be getting tickets to see this event live?
03.28.2013 at 8:54 pm by chicagojacobs
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.
Finally, the biggest announcement of the week came for rap fans when it was revealed that the multi-platinum selling recording artist Lil Wayne would be hitting the road for a new concert tour event this summer. The performer will be taking the stage alongside TI and Future in support of his new album release “I Am Not a Human Being II.” The tour, titled the “America’s Most Wanted Tour” will keep the rappers on the road throughout most of the summer. Tickets to see Lil Wayne and his supporting acts live and on stage go on sale next week to the public. Will you be getting these highly coveted tickets to see Lil Wayne take the stage live?
03.26.2013 at 8:21 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, several big tour announcements for this summer were revealed, getting music fans ready for the summer tour season. One of the biggest tour announcements of the week came from the 2013 Grammy Award Winning artists for the Album of the Year, Mumford and Sons. The performers announced that they will be heading out on the road for a new tour event that will launch in Calgary on May 21st. During this tour Mumford & Sons will be touring around the country and promoting some of their latest recordings as well as hits from some of their earlier work. This tour will also include a three night stay in Berkeley, California, a stop at Bonnaroo on June 15th. The tour will keep the band on the road through September 15th. Tickets for this massive tour event go on sale this week to the public. Those who are looking to see Mumford and Sons take the stage live will want to act fast to get their tickets to see this event live.
Another big announcement was made by anther music legend when the multi-talented Keith Urban made a new announcement about his upcoming tour event. Keith Urban is currently on the road on his Light the Fuse Tour. This 2013 tour has already been projected extremely successful for the performer with pre-sales for the concert already selling out many of the biggest venues in the entire country, leading Urban to announce a second leg for his current tour. Urban has planned more stops for the year that will keep him out on the road for most of the fall. The first leg of Keith Urban’s tour is kicking off on July 18th in Cincinnati and tickets are on sale for the event now. The first leg of this tour will keep the performer, along with supporting acts Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, through October 5th. This second leg of the tour will kick off on October 18th and keep the performer touring around the country until December 8th when the tour wraps up in Louisville, KY.
03.23.2013 at 8:39 am by chicagojacobs
While it may be ‘March Madness’ time for college basketball fans, it doesn’t mean that in the world of live entertainment there aren’t other big announcements being released in the month of March. In fact this week one of the hottest rock bands in music today, The National, made a major announcement that has fans of all ages excited about March. The veteran rock group announced that on May 21st they would be releasing their sixth studio album and in order to support that new album they would be heading out on a tour around the country this summer. During this summer time tour, the group will be stopping at some of the biggest venues in the entire country. This includes the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on June 5th, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 10th and the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado on September 17th. Tickets for these events go on sale this week, so fans of the group will want to act fast if they are looking to see the group take the stage live.
While there is no denying that many rock fans are excited to see The National in their new summer time tour, no tour announcement could top the recent announcement from The Eagles. The iconic rock group, who has been performing since the 1970s, recently announced that they would be getting back together to head out on the road for a tour that promises to be unlike any other. This tour, called the “History Tour” is designed to promote their new “History of the Eagles” documentary which will be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The new tour event will take the band to 11 different venues across the country and will feature the group performing some of the biggest hits during their history as a band. Tickets for the event go on sale next week to the public and are expected to sell out fast. Pre-sales begin on March 23rd with tickets going on sale March 25th; will you be getting tickets to see the Eagles take the stage live?
03.21.2013 at 9:07 pm by chicagojacobs
This week sports fans of all types are on the edges of their seats as some of the biggest sports events of the year are starting to take place. Earlier in the month, spring training began for the MLB and baseball fans are now getting their first glimpse at how their favorite teams will look in the upcoming 2013 season. Currently the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta top the American League and the National League respectively and fans of all types are clamoring for tickets to see all of their favorite teams take the field in the spring training events. Tickets are now officially on sale for all pre-season MLB games.
While one professional sports season is just kicking off; another one is starting to come to a close. It is near the end of the regular season for the NBA as many teams are looking to get some last wins in during the regular season in hopes to make it to the NBA playoffs next month. Tickets are now on sale for all of the games in the 2013 NBA playoffs, but fans of the sport will want to make sure that they get their tickets quickly. NBA playoff tickets are some of the most difficult to get in all of sports, so fans will want to act fast.
While there are a number of professional sports events now in full swing, this week actually marks one of the biggest sports weeks of the entire year and in the college sports realm. This Thursday, March 21 officially marks the beginning of “March Madness” where a 64 team bracket of the best teams in college basketball will be playing in an exciting fast paced tournament to determine who the best college basketball team in the nation is. There are four different teams that hold a number one seed in the tournament and who are the top candidates to make it to the coveted ‘final four’ tournament of play. These teams are the Louisville Cardinals, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks and the Indiana Hoosiers. Tickets are now on sale for all of the rounds of play including the final four games and the 2013 college basketball finals in Atlanta, Georgia at the Phillips Arena. Will you be getting tickets to see all of the March Madness unfold live?
03.20.2013 at 9:20 am by chicagojacobs
This week one of the biggest and most innovative rock concert events was revealed. It was announced that the Atoms for Peace Tour would be kicking off this year and that it will feature some of the biggest acts in rock n’ roll. The tour consists of a group of big rock members including Thom York, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco.
Together these performers will be hitting the road as Atoms for Peace. This fall tour will contain several big stops including a stop on September 27th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The band will also be performing at big venues such as the Hollywood Bowl. If you are looking to get tickets to see Atoms for Peace live, you will want to act fast when getting seats to this event. Tickets to see Atoms for Peace live go on sale Thursday March 21st to the public.
While many are interested in seeing this compilation of performers on the Atoms of Peace tour; one of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that two of the biggest rock groups today would be hitting the road together when the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20 will be heading out on the road for a 2013 tour event. This summer tour will be kicking off in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 25th. During this tour, both groups will be promoting new music from their latest albums as the Goo Goo Dolls released their album Magnetic on May 7th while Matchbox 20 released their latest album, North in late 2012.
The tour promises to be one of the biggest and most sought after events in all of music; so fans will want to act fast when getting their tickets. Tickets to see these groups take the stage live go on sale on June 25th, 2013. Will you be getting tickets to see this event live?
03.15.2013 at 8:40 pm by chicagojacobs
This week it was revealed that the multi-talented Andrea Bocelli has also announced that he will be taking the road in a new tour event to support his recently released album “Passione.” The new tour will take the instrumentalist to all around the world to Abu Dhabi, AEU and then to North America for a long stint that will include shows in Denver, Las Vegas and other cities before wrapping in Atlanta in December. Tickets to see the famed musician are expected to sell fast so those who are looking to see the performer live will want to act fast when getting their tickets.
In other live performance news, the highly anticipated production “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has now officially opened to the public on Broadway. The live musical comedy production, which received rave reviews is now playing in a limited Broadway run and tickets to see the production live are now on sale. Featuring performers such as Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce, this star studded live musical has already gotten the attention of fans and critics alike. Tickets to see the hilarious musical in person are now on sale, but due to the immense popularity of the show and the limited productions, those who want to see it live will want to act fast.
Finally, many theatre fans have been buzzing as tickets are now on sale for the previews and shows of “I’ll Eat You Last” a new limited engagement Broadway performance starring Bette Middler. The much talked about performance will feature Midler in a tale that details the life of Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. This rare opportunity to see Bette Middler take the stage live has had many in the entertainment business buzzing and many fans anxious to see the performer on stage. There will only be 85 shows in this Broadway run and the previews for the production will begin April 5th. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the biggest performers of all time take the stage; will you be seeing Bette Middler on Broadway live?