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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and The Wanted

By David Jacobs | October 27th, 2013

This week it was revealed that iconic country performers Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will be joining forces and heading out together in a new upcoming tour event. The tour will be called “Old Yellow Moon” and will support their latest collaboration of the same name. The tour begins on Saturday October 10th in Lewisburg, PA and visits 10 different North American major markets throughout the year. Beginning on February 1st, 2014 the tour will pick up again in Wilmington, NC, with more dates to follow. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the Billboard chart topping folk artists perform live.

CTC Blog Image 7However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from the wildly popular boy band The Wanted. The UK based band has just announced that they will be heading out for their first major world tour event. This new tour will be kicking off next year and will be supporting their upcoming release called “Word of Mouth.” During this tour event, fans of the pop artists can expect to hearsome of the new tracks that will be featured on this release as well as some of the major hits that first helped the five piece group rise to the top of the charts.

Carlos Santana, Luke Bryan, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell Update

By David Jacobs | October 24th, 2013

This week, legendary guitarist and multi-Grammy award winning performer Carlos Santana made a major announcement about his upcoming performance plans. The artist revealed that he will be continuing his Las Vegas residency next month. Even though the residency at Mandalay Bay was scheduled to wrap up next month, Santana will be extending his show, called his “Greatest Hits Live” show so that it goes into 2014. The 15 additional performances will take the show into February 1st of next year.

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During this special showcase, fans can expect to hear some of the performer’s biggest hits from his expansive career as well as some of his latest songs from his recent album “Shape Shifter.” Santana will also be performing a one-off show in December in Guadalajara, Mexico to promote his latest album called “Corazon.”
Tickets to see the shows as part of the performer’s Las Vegas residency are on sale now.

2013 World Series

By David Jacobs | October 21st, 2013

This week tickets officially went on sale for the 2013 World Series as the two teams for the massive baseball championships have finally been decided. This past Sunday night, the Boston Red Sox came up with a late game win against the Detroit Tigers in a win that helped them gain momentum to eventually beat the Tigers in Game 6 of the American League championships with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night. Although the Red Sox were trailing in the seventh inning they once again pulled out a victory to beat the Tigers and win the American League title, for their first appearance to the World Series in nine years.

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Meanwhile in the National League, the Saint Louis Cardinals, were taking on the LA Dodgers at home for a finals game to determine who would be heading to the World Series from the league. The Cardinals closed the series by beating the Dodgers in a 9-0 blowout in Game 6 of the NLCS championships. This put St. Louis in the top spot of their division and granted them a ticket to go to the 2013 World Series. Over the past ten years alone, the Cardinals have won two different World Series titles, and with their recent win over the Dodgers they are in place to bring home a third World Series to St. Louis.

Passion Pit, Chris Isaak and Cat Power News

By David Jacobs | October 19th, 2013

This week, there were several major music announcements that have had concert goers of all types reeling. One of the biggest announcements of the week came from the rock band Passion Pit. The indie rock outfit is slated to spend all of October and November on the road as they promote their latest record “Constant Conversations.” During this new tour event, the band will be visiting several major venues and also performing a special Halloween Show on October 31st in Fairfax, Virginia. During this outing the rockers will also be making an appearance at the Coastline Festival in Florida on November 9th and 10th. The band’s latest record just reached the top five on the Billboard 200 and during this new tour event, fans can expect to hear some of the biggest songs from this album performed live. 

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Meanwhile singer and songwriter Chris Isaak will be heading out on a month long tour event of his own before the end of the year, promoting his 10th studio album “Beyond the Sun.” The tour will begin in Solana Beach, California on November 27th and will keep the singer on the road until December 22nd where he will wrap the tour up in St. Petersburg, Florida. Major stops include shows in Charlotte, NC, Boulder, CO and more. Tickets are on sale now and available for those who want to see Isaak perform live.

Winter Theater Time

By David Jacobs | October 18th, 2013

This week the official Broadway revival of The Winslow Boy hit theaters to anxious fans who have been looking forward to this new stage rendition. The Roundabout Theatre Company has brought about this Broadway revival of a story that talks of family loyalty and love. The new production officially debuted on October 17th at the American Airlines Theatre. The production stars Tony Award winner Roger Rees and Academy Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. The cast is filled with award winning actors who bring this classic tale that first appeared on the stage in 1946, to life. Those who are looking to see the story told once again on Broadway can get tickets to see the production now. Tickets are expected to sell fast so those who want to see all of the action unfold live are encouraged to act quickly when getting their tickets.

There was another big announcement this week regarding a highly anticipated upcoming production. This Thursday, it was revealed that a new world premiere stage adaptation of An American In Paris will be hitting the Broadway stage in 2015. The production will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and will first premier at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris in late 2014 before coming to the United States to make its official debut on Broadway. Tickets are expected to go on sale early next year with an expected opening date in Paris for December 2014 and an expected premier on Broadway for early spring of 2015.

Fall Concert News

By David Jacobs | October 17th, 2013

This week the official line up for the 8th annual Stagecoach Festival was revealed. According to the team behind the three-day country festival, the event’s official line up will include headlining performances from Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The festival will be taking place next spring, April 25th-27th at the Indio Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. These are not the only performers for the vent either. The announcement revealed that other acts such as Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Loretta Lynn, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles and John Prine will all also be performing at the event. Tickets go on sale this week on October 18th for those looking to see all of the action unfold live.

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However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came when the official lineup for the iHeartRadio holiday run was revealed. This year’s iHeartRadio ingle Ball tour will feature some of the biggest names in music and will include an extensive three week holiday tour that will keep the artists on the road throughout much of the holiday season. The current tour plans involve 12 city stops, starting on December 2nd in Dallas, Texas and wrapping up on December 20th in Miami, Florida. During the tour, fans can expect to hear short sets from the event’s artists and unique collaborations from the talent, for a concert experience designed to be unlike any other.

Jamey Johnson, Gregg Allman and Jimmy Buffet

By David Jacobs | October 16th, 2013

This week, famed country singer, Jamey Johnson, revealed that he will be heading out on a new tour event that will take him to several theatre venues across the United States. In addition to making a guest appearance at the George Jones tribute event next month, the country singer will be heading out on a fall theatre run that will kick off on October 18th in Jackson, MS. From there the singer will visit 12 different major markets before wrapping the concert up in December. Tickets are on sale now for those looking to see Jamey Johnson perform live.  

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Another southern rocker, Gregg Allman has also made an announcement regarding his upcoming tour event. The rock icon has been on the road all summer touring with his Allman Brother Band, but is now heading out on the road for a solo effort. Due to the success of his fall solo run, which kicked off on October 11th in Montgomery, Alabama, the singer has revealed that he will be extending the run into 2014. During the tour the rocker will be visiting some of the biggest venues in the country. Tickets are on sale now for this new concert event.

Theater Mid October Update

By David Jacobs | October 16th, 2013

The live theater world was treated to several big announcements this week as Broadway continues to boom in the fall season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that on October 15th, the all-male production of Twelfth Night, performed in repertory with Richard III will begin previews. The previews officially start on the 15th for Twelfth Night with previews for Richard III beginning on October 19th. These previews will be taking place at the Belasco Theatre. Both productions will be featuring all male casts, headed by Tony winning performer Mark Rylance. Tickets for these previews and for the official opening on the show are on sale now.  


This is not the only Shakespeare production to be taking place in the 2013-2014 Broadway season. There are several productions from the famed playwright that will be appearing on the Broadway stage. Another one of the most anticipated runs will be this fall, Romeo and Juliet has just hit the stage this week. The production features performances from Indie-film star Elizabeth Olsen in one of the two stagings.  Other stars for the production include T.R. Knight and Daniel Davis. The production is slated to run through November 10th. Tickets are on sale now.

Panic! at the Disco and Jaheim News

By David Jacobs | October 10th, 2013

This week it was revealed that hit R&B singer, Jaheim, will be heading out on the road for a new fall tour. This new tour event will be taking the performer throughout the United States in support of his most recent studio album. The singer’s latest album, titled “Appreciation Day” has been one of his most successful to date and on this new concert extravaganza, fans of the singer will be able to hear some of the biggest songs from this new hit album. This new tour event will start on November 14th in Cincinnati, Ohio. From there the performer will stay on the road through November 8th with a performance in Grand Prairie, Texas where he will wrap up his tour event with a final performance. Other major stops along this trek include concerts in Baltimore, Maryland, Atlanta, GA, and Washington D.C.  

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During this new tour event, fans will not only be able to hear some of the artist’s biggest hits from his career, including hits from his mega successful 2010 album “Another Round.” Tickets are on sale now to see the performances from this new tour event live.


The Pixies, Imagine Dragons and More

By David Jacobs | October 9th, 2013

This week the winner of the 2012 X Factor competition, James Arthur, revealed that he will be heading out on his own new solo tour event. The Event will have the artist headlining several big shows that will take him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Beginning in January of 2014. During this tour, fans can expect to hear several hits from his new self-titled debut album, set to hit shelves on November 4th. Tickets go on sale October 11th. 

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Meanwhile, the iconic rock outfit, the Pixies, have made a concert announcement of their own, revealing that they will be heading out on a new North American tour. This 2014 tour event will begin on January 15th in Toronto and will include stops all over the United States and Canada. The tour will be wrapping up at the Austin Music Hall in March. Tickets go on sale this week for those who want to see the Pixies take the stage live. 


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