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March Theater News

By David Jacobs | March 24th, 2014

This week the world of Broadway was treated to several new announcements regarding the release of some exciting upcoming shows. One of the biggest announcements of the week came regarding the upcoming production of Mothers and Sons. This new production is a drama created by Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally. The play also stars another Tony winner, Tyne Daly, who plays a mother in the show who makes a surprise visit to the parter of her late son. This play opens this week on March 24th at the John Golden Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public and anyone who wants to see this heartwarming tale performed live.

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R&B music fans have also been treated to another big announcement thanks to new casting information regarding the play After Midnight. Starting this month, two new headliners will be taking on the roles in this musical event, as recording stars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds step into the leading roles. The two performers are each Grammy Award winning artists in their own right and they will be joining the long and impressive roster of guest star vocalists for a collection of select performances. This will be Edmonds official debut on the Broadway stage, while Braxton has made several appearances before. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the two superstars take the stage live.

Lana Del Rey, Coachella and Eminem and Rihanna Tour

By David Jacobs | March 22nd, 2014

This week, hit singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey made an announcement about her upcoming North American tour plans. The singer will be performing next month at the Coachella music festival and has just revealed that she will be following up the concert performer with a North American tour. After performing at Coachella on April 13th and April, 20th, Lana Del Rey will head out to 17 different major market tour stops, including two performances in Canada. The singer will kick off the tour immediately after the Coachella music festival and will stay on the road through May 27th, where she will wrap up her jaunt in Seattle, Washington. The tour will be promoting the singer’s upcoming album called “Ultraviolence,” which will be available on May 1st. Fans can expect to hear songs from this new album on her upcoming tour event. Fans can also expect to hear selections from the singer’s successful, chart topping album “Born to Die” performed live. Tickets for this new tour event are on sale now and available to the public.

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Ellie Goulding and Beck News

By David Jacobs | March 21st, 2014

This week singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding will be heading out for a new North American leg of her “Halcyon Days” tour. This leg of her world tour will officially kick off in Atlanta, GA on March 20th and will include 22 scheduled stops while she is in the states. From there, the singer will continue touring in the UK and Australia. The singer revealed that during the tour fans can expect to hear some of her big hits such as her smash single “Lights” as well as some of her newer songs, all performed live. Tour stops include shows in Dallas, Austin, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and more. Tickets are on sale now to see Ellie Goulding perform live.

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Another major announcement hit the rock world this week. This week famed rocker Beck made a major announcement about his upcoming touring plans. The singer/songwriter revealed that he will be heading out on a new tour across North America starting this summer. This new tour outing will be called the “Morning Phase” tour and it will feature some of the alternative rocker’s latest fits. Beck will begin the tour with a handful of theatre shows and festival appearances in the spring, including appearances at Edgefest and Coachella. The official summer tour will kick off on June 19th in Cleveland Ohio. So far, ten stops along the way have been revealed with even more stops planned for the future. According to the press release, Beck will be revealing the additional tour plans soon, and the outing will keep him on the road throughout most of the summer.

Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias Tour and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

By David Jacobs | March 21st, 2014

This week it was revealed that pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen and television star Fran Drescher would be extending their Broadway run on the show Cinderella. The popular musical has been a breakout hit and now the show will extend its run through June 8th with both actresses. Originally the two women had agreed to continue shows throughout the end of the month, however they will both be extending their Broadway debuts and continue with their roles in the play. Jepsen plays the title character and Dresler player were wicked stepmother. In June, both will be taking time off from the show to attend previously scheduled engagements. This Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of the tale has been hailed on Broadway since its debut for its comedic take on the classic tale. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those who want to see the two actresses in Cinderella this spring or summer.

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DJ Skrillex and Phish News

By David Jacobs | March 20th, 2014

This week, the popular DJ Skrillex, announced new plans for an upcoming tour event. The performer is not only planning to “takeover” several places in the coming months such as San Francisco and Brooklyn, but he is also announcing plans for a new tour road trip. The performer has just released his latest album; a successful effort called “Recess” and is going on tour this month to promote the album. The new tour is called the Mothership Tour and it will take Skrillex around the country to several big stops including New York, Toronto and Miami. According to the announcement the tour plans on offering fans with a chance to hear some of the performer’s biggest hits as well as his new offerings in a fun party type atmosphere that is sure to impress Tickets for the event go on sale this week to the public.

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Great Bands Touring Together

By David Jacobs | March 19th, 2014

This week, there were two major announcements from today’s biggest rock bands revealing plans for co-headlining tours. The first big announcements came from the bands Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden the two rock outfits revealed that they will be heading out on the road this summer for a new North American tour. The announcement came right after Soundgarden performed a major set at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas last weekend. When the tour officially kicks off both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will be performing their own sets in a live rock spectacular. Fans of the groups can expect to hear both bands playing their biggest hit singles to date as well as some of their newer recordings. Stops for the new tour will include shows in Las Vegas, LA, Toronto and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 21st. Will you be getting tickets to see Nine Inch Nails perform live?

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March Concert News

By David Jacobs | March 13th, 2014

This week the hit alternative band The Killers announced that they would be taking their alternative rock act on the road for a new series of concerts. Tickets are now officially available for those who want to see the group take the stage live. Tickets are available for shows beginning with the performances in May in Uncasville, CT and Bethlehem, PA. Those who want to see the group take the stage live will be able to hear some of the band’s biggest hits from their past few years in the industry as well as some of their new singles. Tickets are available now but expected to go fast; will you be getting tickets to see The Killers live in their new concert event?

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While many rock fans are expected to get tickets to see The Killers live, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from one of the most popular names in country music. This week, Keith Urban revealed plans for his new upcoming tour event.  After wrapping up his latest gig with “American Idol” Keith Urban has revealed plans for hitting the road in new North American tour event called the Raise ‘Em Up tour. According to Radio.com, Urban will be heading out to play multiple shows in both the US and Canada. The new tour event will officially kick off on July 12th in Calgary, Alberta. The US tour dates will officially start on July 18th, with Urban’s performance in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Tour plus Lorde

By David Jacobs | March 12th, 2014

This week, tickets officially went on sale for big stops along Willie Nelson’s tour. The singer is heading out across the US for a new tour event that will feature opening acts Alison Krauss and Union Station. This week, tickets for six of the shows in May went on sale to the public. Now fans will be able to get tickets to see Willie Nelson live when he visits Columbus, Nashville and other major stops. Fans can expect to hear a collection of Nelson’s biggest hits and his newest songs performed live in this one of a kind new concert event. Tickets for the June shows will be going on sale later this month.

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Tickets will also be going on sale this month for the new tour from the pop-rock band Chicago. The group will be heading out on a new global tour this summer and tickets are now officially available for fans. This will include their big July 3rd performance in Elizabeth, IN. During the tour, fans can expect to hear some of the group’s biggest hits today in a new live, high-action spectacular.

Adam Lambert and Queen plus Springteen News

By David Jacobs | March 12th, 2014

This week, Adam Lambert and Queen made a joint announcement about their upcoming tour plans. Adam Lambert will be filling in for former Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. However, Lambert will be joined on stage by original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Fans of Queen and Adam Lambert will enjoy getting to see these two joining up for the third time for a new musical event. The two musical acts first came together in 2009 when they performed together on American Idol. The two also performed together at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011. According to the statement, this will be the first and final time Queen will be performing in the United States. Tickets are on sale now. And available to the public for those looking to see this event live.

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This week, Bruce Springsteen revealed that he will be pairing up with the hit band Fun for a new free concert event. The singer has shifted the date of his North American tour kick off to do a free concert at the former Reunion Arena site as part of the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. The event is expected to have more than 30,000 people in attendance. Tickets for this free event are on sale now and available to the public.

The Chicago Theater Scene

By David Jacobs | March 11th, 2014

Theater in Chicago has always flourished yet when many think of great theater and Broadway hits they think of New York’s thriving and world-renown theater scene. But steadily, Chicago is making a strong name for itself with its own impressive lineup of shows gracing its growing theater scene. And why shouldn’t it? With the city’s gorgeous and historical theaters, amazing views, great shopping, delectable food, and beautiful hotels, Chicago is the perfect place to wine, dine, and enjoy an incredible show or two. Famous Broadway shows like Wicked, The Lion King, and Book of Mormon have graced Chicago with incredible sold-out performances, leaving viewers begging for more. Below is a list of some of the shows currently performing or coming to Chicago soon.

Chicago Theater Million Dollar Quartet

A powerfully charged musical described as a “smash hit,” this show was inspired by the infamous first and only time musical recording session that took place in 1956 between Jerry Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins. This show will revive your musical soul. It’s now playing at the Apollo Theater.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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