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Fall Concert Update

By David Jacobs | August 18th, 2013

This week the rockers Barenaked Ladies made an announcement regarding their upcoming tour event. The rock band announced that they were heading out on the road for a new fall tour event to support their recently released album known as Grinning Streak. The Canadian rock band will be celebrating their 25th anniversary event. The band is currently taking a break after spending the entire summer on the road and will be taking a brief break before they head back on the road for a new tour that will kick off this October.

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The new tour event will be starting on October 9th and will officially launch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the tour event, the rockers will be visiting 19 different major markets across the United States. The tour will then wrap up in Buffalo, New York on November 9th. During the tour event the band will be joined on stage with opening act Whitehorse. Tickets to see this new tour will go on sale August 16th to the public. 


Big Gigantic and Bruce Springsteen

By David Jacobs | August 16th, 2013

This week there were several major announcements from big name rockers regarding their upcoming tour plans. The first big announcement of the week came from the band Big Gigantic. The group revealed that they will be taking the stage for a new tour event that is slated to kick off in Reno, Nevada. The tour will be starting on September 3rd and will be called the Sky High Tour. From there the rock duo will be heading out to 29 additional stops around the United States and will be stopping in several major markets including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and New Orleans during the trip. During the tour fans can expect to hear some of the band’s latest recordings as well as some of their biggest hits from their careers as well. The band will not only be performing some new selections during this tour event but they have also announced that they are donating a portion of each ticket that they will to benefit youth workshops. Tickets are now on sale for most stops on the tour event.  

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Who Likes Alternative?

By David Jacobs | August 15th, 2013

This week the music industry was delivered with two major announcements from some of today’s biggest alternative rock bands. One of the big announcements of the week came from two of the industry’s most popular rock bands. This is when Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory announced that together they would be hitting the road for a new US tour event. The bands will be co-headlining their new effort as Alkaline Trio support their new live album called My Shame is True and New Found Glory promotes their upcoming live album Kill It Live, which is slated to be released in October. The tour will be supported by Rockstar Energy. The tour event will be kicking off this fall on October 23rd in San Francisco, California. From there, the rockers will be visiting some major markets including Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas. Tickets to see this tour event live will go on sale August 21st to the public. 

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OFWGKTA Carnival

By David Jacobs | August 13th, 2013

This week, the official lineup for two of the biggest upcoming music festivals was released. The first major announcement came from the team behind the Rock the Bells concert event. This four concert show is known for bringing together some of the biggest stars in the world of rap and hip hop industry, and this year will be no difference. The event has announced that big names like Big Sean, Kid Cudio, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, J.Cole and Common, among others, will all be taking part in this concert event. The first show will be taking place on September 7th and 9th in Devore, California. From there the entire group of performers will be heading to Mountain View, California on the 14th and 15th of September as well as to Washington D.C. on September 28th and 29th. Finally the festival will be stopping in East Rutherford, New Jersey on October 4th-5th. Tickets for this event and 2 day passes to each of the stops are on sale now and available to the public.   

Nascar Summer Update

By David Jacobs | August 10th, 2013

With the 2013 NASCAR season in full swing, and with plenty of time before the end of season race to the Sprint Cup title, racing fans are gearing up for several big upcoming races that could help determine how the rest of this season will shake out. One of the biggest upcoming races is the event known as the Pure Michigan 400. This race is part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and has long been seen as a crucial race is determining end of reason rankings.  This race will feature 43 different drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and more. This race is an annual favorite among fans, and has over 200 laps of excitement for fans to watch. Tickets are on sale now for the event, but expected to sell out fast.   

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Another big must see NASCAR race event slated for this month is the Irwin Tools night race, which will be taking place at the Bristol Motor Speedway this year in Bristol, Tennessee. This year’s annual race will be held on Sunday August 18th and will bring together some of the biggest names in the sport to race in one of the most popular night time events. This race was rated the #1 race of 2012, and is once again expected to quickly sell out. Tickets are currently available to see the action under the lights for this event.

NFL 2013 Season

By David Jacobs | August 10th, 2013

This week marked the return of pre-season games for the official Nation Football League as different teams from around the league faced off and showed fans what they can expect from the different squads when the official season kicks off. While pre-season scrimmages are currently being held, and fans are getting to see a preview of their favorite NFL teams play live. However, what most fans are looking forward to is the official kickoff of the upcoming 2013-2014 season, and tickets are on sale now for the official start of the season.

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The biggest and most anticipated first game of the season will undoubtedly be the first official game of the season. This game will feature a matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens were of course last year’s Superbowl champions and despite several big lineup changes, they are expected to once again have a highly successful season. The Ravens will be taking on another favorite in the industry and longtime rivals the Denver Broncos. The team will be looking to beat out the Broncos and Peyton Manning in this matchup which will be taking place Thursday September 5th in Denver. The game will not only be the first one of the season but it will also be the first televised Thursday Night Football game.

MLB 2013 Summer Update

By David Jacobs | August 9th, 2013

With only about 50 regular season games left before today’s MLB teams enter into the post-season, baseball fans of all types are getting excited to see how the end of season will play out. One of the most anticipated upcoming events is actually a game that wasn’t on the original MLB schedule. This is because this month, a rescheduled game from back in April will be taking place with the highly anticipated matchup between the Mets and the Twins. The original matchup was scheduled to take place in April; now this matchup against the two league giants will be taking place on August 19th, 2013. The matchup will be taking place at Target Field in Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now  for those who want to see the matchup, and those who had tickets to the original matchup will be able to reclaim their seats for the upcoming re-match. 


Taking Back Sunday and Beyonce

By David Jacobs | August 8th, 2013

This week it was revealed that the pop-punk alternative rockers that make up the band Taking Back Sunday will be heading out on a highly anticipated fall tour event of the United States. This new outing will be promoting the band’s summer time record “TAYF10 Acoustic” an acoustic version of their popular record “Tell All Your Friends” as the band celebrates the 10th anniversary of this wildly popular album. Before heading out on the road the band will be playing four different September shows, including two back to back shows in Sayreville, Connecticut where they will be performing the album “Tell All Your Friends” in its entirety.     

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After these special engagement performances, the band will be heading out on a brand new tour, that will be kicking off on October 11th in Clifton Park, New York. During this new trek, the rockers will be visiting clubs, theaters and other venues in 22 different major markets. The concert event will be wrapping up on November 7th in Long Island, New York. The band is currently working on their sixth studio album and during the tour fans can expect to hear some samplings of the new record. Tickets are on sale this week for the new concert event.

Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson and Elvis Costello

By David Jacobs | August 7th, 2013

This week, it was revealed that Brian Wilson, from the legendary band the Beach Boys along with famed guitarist Jeff Beck are heading out on a new tour event that will take the duo to many major markets in the United States. The co-headlining tour event will take the performers across North America and keep them on the road through much of the fall. The two Grammy award winning artists will begin their journey on September 27th with a performance in Hollywood, Florida. From there they will be visiting 17 different major markets in the United States.

CTC Blog Image 6The duo will end their tour on October 27th with a performance in Akron, Ohio. Those who are looking to get tickets to the event will find they go on sale to the public on August 9th. Both artists will be supporting their latest recordings with this tour event, and fans can also expect each of them to perform some of their biggest classic hits from their careers while on this excursion.

Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire and Kid Cudi

By David Jacobs | August 5th, 2013

This week, country superstar Kenny Chesney revealed that he will not be heading out on the road for a 2014 event. This is a major announcement for country fans as it will be the first time in more than 13 years that the country superstar will not be heading out on a new tour event. Chesney made the announcement earlier this week and revealed that he will be taking this time off to work on his 13th album. Right now, Chesney is on the road on a “No Shoes Nation” tour and there are eight stops remaining, including stops in Atlanta, Detroit and Foxborough, Massachusetts. Tickets are still available for the remaining shows in the tour.  

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 In other news, the Canadian rock group, Arcade Fire just revealed that they will be heading out on the road for a new tour in 2014 to support their latest studio effort. The company’s new album will be hitting the market on October 29th and to support this new album, the band will be heading out on a big tour event beginning in January of this year. The tour will kick off when the band co-headlines the Big Day Out festival with Pearl Jam and Blur. From there the band will head to Auckland to start a slew of headlining events that will keep the band on the road through February. 

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