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Summer Festivals

By David Jacobs | April 17th, 2013

With summer right ahead, concert fans of all types have been anxiously awaiting lineup announcements from some of the biggest summer music festivals of the year. One of the most popular music festivals of the season is the New York based Electric Zoo festival. This event features some of the biggest names in electronic music, who come in from all over the world to play a one of a kind festival in New York City. While many music festivals are known for holding their events in large open fields and in rural areas, this event is held right in the middle of the city and is known for being one of the most visited concert events of the summer. The team at Electronic Zoo announced the official line up for the three day event last week and revealed that the 5th annual festival will once again be taking place on Labor Day Weekend.

The event will have two main stages and will feature headlining acts such as Bassnectar, Steve Aoki and Avicil. With more than 20 acts taking the stage, this is a must see event for electronic music fans. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available to the public.

NBA Playoffs, Kid Rock and More

By David Jacobs | April 10th, 2013

This week, many may have head their sights set on the college men’s basketball national championship game and all of the free concerts being offered in Atlanta as part of the event, but this week, the world of entertainment is being treated to a number of new and exciting announcements that have many geared up for the summer and all of the excitement it will bring now that ‘March Madness’ is over. One of the biggest announcements of the week still came from the world of basketball. With just a few games left in the regular NBA season, some of the qualifying teams for the 2013 NBA playoffs have been announced this week; getting many basketball fans excited for the upcoming playoffs that are set to kick off at the end of the month. Teams that have already clinched a definitive spot in the 2013 playoffs include the San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. The schedule for the NBA playoffs as well as ticketing information is expected to be released next week.

Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney Tours

By David Jacobs | April 4th, 2013

This week two of the biggest rock legends in the history of the music business made announcements regarding upcoming performances, and music fans of all types are reeling about these upcoming performances. One of the first and biggest announcements of the week came from rocker and former Beatle, Paul McCartney. The music legend announced this week that he will be playing a one time show this summer for fans. Sir Paul McCartney will be taking the stage at Boston’s famed Fenway Park to play a concert on July 9th. Tickets for this rare opportunity to see the performer take the stage live are expected to sell out fast for this one-time-only show in Boston. Tickets for the July concert event go on sale this Friday morning, April 5th at 10:00 AM.’

The other big rock music announcement of the week came from rockers The Rolling Stones. The veteran rock group announced to the public this week that they would be heading out on the road for a new North American tour across the country. This rare touring event for the band has already had fans from all over the country reeling as many have been waiting to see the group take the stage once again. This latest summer tour will be short and feature stops in only nine different cities. During these stops fans of the group can expect to hear some o the biggest hits from the band’s last few decades in the business as well as some of their latest recordings performed live.

Summer Fun

By David Jacobs | April 2nd, 2013

This week more information on one of the biggest musical events of the year, Lollapalooza, was released. It was revealed that the annual festival will be returning once again this year to Grant Park in Chicago from August 2nd-4th. The festival will have eight different stages of performers and once again will feature a massive line up of bands. This week the daily line ups for the event were revealed with top performers such as The Killers, Mumford and Sons, The Postal Service and more all making appearances at the event. As the festival plans for the event to sell out, they will be releasing 60,000 single day tickets for Wednesday April 3rd for the festival. Other tickets for the event, including passes will go on sale at the end of this week.

Theater News

By David Jacobs | February 3rd, 2013

This week the world of live theatre was dealt several big ticketing announcements, beginning with the opening of the highly anticipated new production of Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie. The production will begin on February 2nd in Cambridge Massachusetts and will be headed by Tony Award winning direct, John Tiffany who direct the production Once. The production will also star Tony Award winner Cherry Jones, along with Celia Kennan-Bolger and Drama Desk nominee and movie and television star Zachary Quinto. The production’s preview began on February 2nd, with the play officially opening for the public on February 6th. The play is currently slated to run through March 17th. Tickets for the production are on sale now.

The previews for this big production aren’t the only big previews on the horizon for the month of February. The production of Ann, which is written and performed by award winning actress Holland Taylor, will begin its previews on February 18th. The production which chronicles the life of the legendary Governor of Texas, Ann Richards is expected to be one of the biggest plays of the new season. The play will officially open on Broadway on March 7th at the Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Tickets are now on sale and available to the public for the preview shows.

Entertainment Update

By David Jacobs | February 1st, 2013

This week, there was a number of big rock music announcements that have hit the music world hard and had rock fans of all types gearing up for the upcoming summer tour season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came from pop/rock super star Gavin DeGraw. The platinum selling performer revealed that he will be hitting the road this summer for what promises to be one of the biggest events of the season. The tour will take DeGraw on the road along with bands Train and The Script to visit some of the biggest amphitheaters in the entire country. The performer along with his two supporting acts will begin the tour on July 17th with a performance in Cleveland, Ohio. The group will then head out for 18 more major market amphitheater stops and visit some of the biggest venues in the country.  Tickets for this tour will go on sale beginning February 8th.

Another big name performer, Marina and the Diamonds; the wildly popular Welsh singer and songwriter revealed that she would be coming across the pond to take part in a North American leg of her “Lonely Hearts Club” tour. This tour will feature stops in both the United States and Canada. Tickets for the concert are on sale now.

Entertainment News January 15th

By David Jacobs | January 15th, 2013

This week, air dates were officially announced for the upcoming Live from the Lincoln Center broadcasts. This event will include events and performances from Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Josh Groban and from the live production event Carousel. Tickets for the PBS broadcasts including tickets to see Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of’ EM on March 24th, and for Josh Groban’s event Chess on April 12th, will go on sale later this month and will be available to the public.

While these live events have many music fans excited, this week in terms of ticketing news, the biggest announcements came from the world of sports. Beginning the news with big announcements from the NFL with the Superbowl fast approaching, tickets to the NFC and AFC championships are now on sale to determine who will participate in the biggest football event of the year. The NFC Championship Game will be taking place in Atlanta, Georgia and will feature a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. Tickets for the event are on sale now and available to the public. Tickets are also on sale for the AFC Championship Game which will take place in Boston Massachusetts and feature a matchup between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. NFL fans will not want to miss out on this opportunity to see two of the biggest games of the year play out live.

Holiday Excitement

By David Jacobs | December 13th, 2012

Even though the holidays are fast approaching, and many are ready to start enjoying their holiday breaks, the world of entertainment is still in full force and several big announcements were revealed from the entertainment world today. One of the first announcements came just in time for the holiday season as the professionals behind Madison Square Garden in new York City announced that on December 13th they would officially begin performances of the highly anticipated holiday production of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This is a limited time performance of the production and it will last through December 30th. With impressive pre-show ticket sales already through the roof, those who want tickets to see the production live will not want to wait as even the massive Madison Square Garden will not be able to hold all the fans that want to see this production live.

Entertainment Sunday

By David Jacobs | December 9th, 2012

This week the entertainment world was given several big announcements regarding upcoming events in the theatre, sports and music realms. The announcement began with a big reveal from the Broadway world when the highly anticipated musical Golden Boy opened up on Broadway this week. The 1937 story received a makeover and retelling that will bring the classic tale to life in a whole new way. The new production will feature former War Horse star Seth Numrich in the starring role. The premier of the new Broadway musical is set for this week and tickets for those looking to see the event live on the Broadway stage are now available to the public.

Meanwhile, the final match ups for the 2013 college bowl series was announced earlier this week and it was revealed that the BCS title showdown would take place between top ranked Notre Dame; and number two team Alabama. Ticket sales have already set records for this upcoming matchup so those who are looking to get tickets to see the national championships live will want to act quickly. Along with the announcement about the BCS title game; match ups for the Cotton, Chik-Fil-A, Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl; all big college bowl games were also revealed. All current bowl game tickets are now on sale and available to the public just in time for bowl season which is set to kick off after the holidays.

BCS National Championship Game, Rolling Stones and More

By David Jacobs | December 6th, 2012

With the new year fast approaching, for college football fans it means its time for college bowl season. Most importantly, it means the BCS National Championship game. Ticket sales were officially announced this week when it was decided that undefeated Notre Dame would play against the number two team in the country; the Alabama Crimson Tide. From the moment tickets were announced this week, tickets have already been in high demand and started selling quickly. Those who are still looking for tickets to the January 7th national championship will want to act fact as these tickets are already on track to sell out quickly, for this annual college football event.

While football fans were treated to this big announcement this week; rock and music fans received an even bigger announcement this week when the iconic rock band, The Rolling Stones announced that they would be joined on stage by Gary Clark Jr. and Mary J. Blige for their December 8th concert. This fast approaching concert, taking place this weekend will be held at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The new announcement came as a surprise to fans who were already anticipating this huge event. Those who are looking for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these three acts together on the stage will want to act quickly in order to see this act live.

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