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October Broadway News!

By David Jacobs | October 15th, 2014

This week, the official national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella officially headed out on its own national tour. This family-friendly musical has been taking place at New York’s Broadway Theatre. The tour itself will launch on October 10th in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center and then will go out to visit several other major cities and venues. Paige Faure, who starred in the Broadway version of the show, will also be taking on the lead road for the tour. Other stars include Andy Jones, Blake Hammond and Ashley Park. The show features exciting music, over-the-top productions and plenty of magic that give this classic tale an entirely new twist. Tickets are on sale now for these shows for anyone looking to see this fairytale production unfold live.

Another major announcement was just unveiled about the show “Here Lies Love.” The highly acclaimed production from the Public Theater has been called a revolutionary new musical experience. The show comes from the creative minds of Davide Byrne and Fat boy Slim. In addition to being filled with brand new choreographed performances and musical numbers, the show takes a look at Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her rise to power and fame with the People Power Revolution. The 90 minute show is more than just a play, but a 360 degree multimedia event. Tickets are on sale now to see all of the action live.

October Concert News

By David Jacobs | October 15th, 2014

This week, one of the biggest bands in rock history, The Who, announced plans for their 50th anniversary tour. The band will be heading out on a new tour, and tickets for newly added shows go on sale next week. The band announced the dates for the North American leg of the tour this week, which will feature stops across the country. The tour called “The Who Hits 501” will kick off on April 15th in Tampa, Florida and run through May 30th where it will wrap up in Forest Hills, NY. Then the band will kick off another leg, starting on September 14th in San Diego, and running through November 4th in Philadelphia. Other major stops include shows in St. Louis, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and more. Tickets for the 2015 concert event go on sale for most dates on October 17th.


34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert and More

By David Jacobs | October 15th, 2014

This week the line up for the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert was announced. The annual event will be held this year in New York City in December. The team behind the event made the announcement this week on what would have been Lennon’s 74th birthday. According to the announcement there will be several big performers taking the stage at the event. This includes Kate Pierson of the B-52’s, Marshall Crenshaw, Ben E. King and Joan Osborne. Debbie Harry will also be performing at the event. The concert will be held on December 5th at Symphony Space in New York City. Proceeds of the concert will benefit John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Spirit Foundation. Tickets go on sale for this concert event this week, for all who want to see this special annual tribute live.


Bob Seger News

By David Jacobs | October 14th, 2014

This week, shortly after announcing plans for his new album, Noel Gallagher revealed that he will be heading out on the road for a new tour event. The album, called “Chasing Yesterday” will feature a brand new single and exciting track list and will be released to the public on March 2nd, 2015. The singer will be promoting the release of this new album with a UK tour. The new tour will keep the singer on the road through 2015 and will feature songs from the new album, including his highly anticipated upcoming single. According to the singer, the single will be called “In the Heat of the Moment” and will be released on November 17th. This highly anticipated new single promise to give fans a preview of the music they can hear on the new album and on the singer’s accompanying tour. The tour kicks off on March 3rd in Belfast. Tickets for these tour dates will be released to the public on Friday October 17th. Additional shows for the tour are expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks.


Ariana Grande Tour

By David Jacobs | October 1st, 2014

The seemingly overnight pop sensation singer Ariana Grande continues to succeed at everything she attempts. Starting out at a ripe old age of 8, Grande has been performing for audiences that include television, broadway and on stage.

Ariana Grande

It seems Grande has appeared on stage everywhere lately whether an award show, like the MTV Video awards or the famed late night comedy hit, Saturday Night Live. The song bird, often compared to the likes of singing diva Mariah Carey because of her ability and skill at hitting a range of high notes, has opened up tours for a number of performers including Justin Bieber. Recently Grande joined Adele in a illustrious ranking – that of being the only female artist with three top ten hits simultaneously by a lead artist.

Now Grande is making news again. She’s recently announced her first North American tour. The tour will run for three months, beginning in February 2015 and culminating in April 2015. Called the Honeymoon Tour, the announcement comes only three weeks after the release of her second studio album, My Everything. Though the tour will run mainly throughout the United States, Grande will make two stops in Canadian cities Toronto and Vancouver. Still months away, the tour is already causing much hype in the industry and among Grande’s fans, being compared to tours by hot artists Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Fall Broadway Update

By David Jacobs | September 28th, 2014

This week, there were several big announcements that came regarding the live theater world. One of the biggest announcements of the week came from hit pop singer Fergie. Along with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, the songstress has revealed that she has plans to bring the fantasy novel “The Last Unicorn” to Broadway. Fergie has plans to create a musical adaptation of the popular book and animated film. His original animated film, released in 1982, featured the voices of Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow and Jeff Bridges. Now Josh Duhamel will produce the stage version of the venture. The team also includes Connor Cochran and Lauren Sends. There have been other attempts to bring the show to the sage in the past, but no production has made it to the Broadway stage. The project is still in the early stages of developments, with more details on the premier of the production expected to be released by the end of the year.

 NY Theater

Another big show that many are talking about is the show “The Country House,” this production comes from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. The production will be returning to Broadway, as this comedy about a deeply dramatic family comes back to the stage. Tony and Emmy award winner Blythe Danner will star as Anna Patterson in the show, the Matriarch of the Danner family. This compelling new play also features the direction of Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. Tickets are available to see this new highly sought after production, live.

Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks News

By David Jacobs | September 22nd, 2014

This week, there were several major announcements from some of the biggest icons in the music industry. Stevie Wonder’s brand new concert tour kicks off soon and the iconic performer revealed more tour dates, as well as an updated song list for the tours. Wonder will be performing all of the songs that appeared on his popular “Songs in the Key of Life” album. The tour will officially kick off on November 6th at Madison Square Garden. From there, he will head around the country, until he wraps up the tour on December 5th in Oakland, California.

 Garth and Stevie

End Of Summer Music Update!

By David Jacobs | September 22nd, 2014

Last week, the team behind the Corona Capital Festival revealed their plans for the upcoming festival. The annual event is held in Mexico City and celebrates Corona beer and of course, popular music. This year the lineup will feature some of thebiggest names in music. According to the announcement from the festival, this year, fans can expect some big acts at the festival. This year, artists such as Kings of Leon, Jack White, Foster the People, Beck, Weezer and Neo Trees will all bevisiting the festival. The event will be taking place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez International Racetrack on October 11th-12th. Other acts include Massive Attack, Conner Oberst, The Kooks and many more. Tickets are available now for thishighly anticipated annual event. 

Hit singer Ariana Grande has just added even more stops to her upcoming concert event. Thepop star is currently celebrating the success of her number one sophomore album and will be heading around the country topromote the record. The show will be kicking off on February 25th in Kansas City and will now feature 25 different stops.This includes shows in cities such as Detroit, Atlanta, and Baltimore. Fans can expect to hear some of the singer’s biggesthits, including smash singles such as “Problem” all performed live at the event. 

NBA 2014 Season Is Here!!

By David Jacobs | September 17th, 2014

As you can probably expect, the majority of games with the most expensive NBA tickets during the 2014-15 season will occur when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers hit the hardwood. The King is back in his hometown and fans are eagerly shelling out their hard-earned income to see him play.


Below is a breakdown of the top 5 most expensive games thus far in 2014-15 with ticket data including the average ticket price for each game as well as the cheapest ticket (get-in) available.

New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers | October 30, 2014 | Average Ticket Price = $1,294 | Get-In Price = $423

LeBron’s return to Cleveland will begin on October 30th when the Cavaliers host Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. Carmelo toyed with the idea of departing from Broadway this past offseason, but ultimately resigned with the club. Due to salary cap restrictions, the Knicks were unable to make too many changes to the roster, but optimism is buoyed by Phil Jackson having come in and taken the reins for the struggling franchise.

At an average ticket price of $1,294, this is far and away the most expensive game of the 2014-15 NBA season and will be must-watch television to see LeBron back in Cleveland.

Stevie Wonder Tour News

By David Jacobs | September 16th, 2014

This week, there were several big announcements for upcoming tours. One of the first big announcements of the week came from Nick Jonas. The former member of the band The Jonas Brothers just announced plans for his new tour on Twitter. The singer will be heading out on the road to promote his latest solo effort starting in September. The tour officially kicks off on September 22nd in Seattle, Washington. From there, the tour will visit several major venues and major markets. Stops include shows in San Antonio, Dallas, Chicago and Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for all of those looking to see Nick Jonas take the stage solo for this new outing.

Stevie Wonder

In other major news, icon Stevie Wonder revealed that he will be heading out on a brand new tour event. The tour, called the “Songs in the Key of Life” tour. This tour will be the artist’s first US concert tour in five years. According to the announcement, the Motown legend will be performing all 21 of the songs from his wildly popular 176 double album “Songs in the Key of Life.” The singer held a press conference to announce the tour which will include stops in 10 different cities. While the tour will reflect this popular album, according to the singer it won’t replicate the album exactly, the songs will be in a different order, and Wonder has left some room for some surprises.

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