Arts, Music & Shows
04.12.2013 at 8:27 pm
This week, big news about several upcoming Broadway productions were unveiled to the public, beginning with an announcement about the upcoming musical Motown, which is set to hit the Broadway stage later on this month. Previews for the production officially began this week, and audiences have already been singing and dancing in the aisles as this musical, filled with some of the biggest Motown hits in history, takes the stage. After much anticipation about the production was built over months of waiting, previews are now officially being shown for the event and tickets are on sale to see these previews live. As for regular tickets to the production, those will go on sale to the public in Mid-May for those who want to see Motown the Musical when it officially debuts on the Broadway stage.
There was also major news released this week about the upcoming production of The Cripple of Inishmann. The production is slated to be a West End performance and has already gotten a great deal of attention from critics and Broadway fans alike who are anxiously awaiting its release. This week it was revealed that Daniel Radcliffe, made famous from the Harry Potter movies would be cast in the production and that the official opening day for the performance would be June 8th. Tickets are expected to go on sale next month to see this Miachel Grandage-directed production.
While many are excited about the upcoming production of The Cripple of Inishmann, even more are talking about the play that was just released to the public: Matilda. After months of waiting for the US production, Matilda has finally made its Broadway debut and tickets are now on sale and available to the public. The production, which is based on the book by Roald Dahl, debuted to outstanding critical reception and strong ticket sales. The plat officially debuted this week after months of waiting from fans. Those who want to see the performance live at the Shubert Theatre will want to plan ahead when getting their tickets, as the show is known for selling out performance after performance. Will you be getting tickets to see this new event?
04.12.2013 at 8:37 am
This week one of the most legendary performers of all time, Sir Paul McCartney announced that he would be adding new shows to his 2013 “Out There” tour. The announcement came as a surprise to music fans and to the many who have been looking forward to see the performer and former Beatle take the stage live. Among the new performances that Paul McCartney has added are shows at the Amway Center in Florida for May 18th, a show in Tennessee at the Fedex Forum on May 26th, a performance at Fenway Parkin Massachusetts on July 9th and more. All of these shows will provide fans with greater opportunities to see Paul McCartney in a rare live tour performance event. Tickets for the newly added shows and for the rest of the dates on the performer’s worldwide tour are on sale and available to the public now. Those who want to see Paul McCartney perform live will not want to miss out on this opportunity to see him take the stage in person.
While it may seem hard for music fans to get more excited than they have been about the recent Paul McCartney, another big music announcement was released this week when Jay Z announced the official line up for his 2013 Made in America Festival. Music fans have been waiting anxiously to hear the official announcement from the rapper about who would appear in the festival and who would be taking the stage for the event This week, the performing artist and mogul released the official line up for the Philadelphia based festival which will have more than 30 different artists taking the stage.
The headliners for the event will be Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails. Other big performers to take the stage at the music festival will be Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Queens of the Stone Age, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and more. The event is expected to be one of the biggest of the year and to pull in major crowds. The concert event will be held in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend, August 31st through September 1st. Tickets go on sale next week; will you be getting yours to see all of this music action live?
04.10.2013 at 7:45 pm
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.
In another type of exciting live entertainment; a new announcement came from the creative minds behind the hit Broadway musical “Once.” The Tony Award winning musical production is set to head out on a new theatre run to help bring the hit musical to more audiences across the country. This week the creative minds behind “Once” announced that the production would be beginning its Phoenix Theatre run and that it would be opening at West End Phoenix Theatre on April 9th. The critically acclaimed musical will be playing at the theatre for an extended run. Tickets to see “Once” live and on stage in Phoenix are now available to the public.
However, the biggest announcement of the week undoubtedly came from iconic rocker Kid Rock. The platinum selling artist announced this week that he would be hitting the road for a new summer tour event. All of the tickets for the tour will be offered to fans for just $20 as a way to help bring a more affordable concert experience to fans across the country. The tour called the “$20 Best Night Ever Tour” will take the rocker across the country all summer to some of the biggest venues in the USA. Tickets go on sale next week; will you be getting yours to see Kid Rock for just $20?
04.07.2013 at 7:53 pm
As one of the biggest rock n’ roll groups of all time, it should come as no surprise that when The Rolling Stones announced their latest concert tour event, the entire world has been on the edge of their seats to find out more about this massive rock event. The band’s tour titled the “50 and Counting Tour” was announced last week and the band revealed that there would be nine different shows taking place on this North American arena tour. With several days in between each stop on the nine-city tour, the 50 and Counting jaunt leaves some room for the band to add additional shows if desired.
However, currently the band is staying mum on whether or not they will actually add additional shows to their tour, but they have revealed that additional stops are a possibility. However currently, Keith Richard, Mick Jagger and the rest of The Rolling Stones have their eyes set on the confirmed dates for their 2013 outing. The band’s tour is currently scheduled to kick off in Los Angeles at the Staple’s Center near the beginning of May. However, the exact date for the kick-off has yet to be revealed until scheduled events from the NHL playoffs are scheduled.
The band’s second tour stop, however, is slated for May 5th and will take place at the Oracle Aren in Oakland, California. Other stops along the way will include concerts in Toronto, Las Vegas, San Jose and Anaheim as well as stops in Boston and Chicago, where rumors have been swirling already about potential two night stays for each city. The tour is currently slated to end at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 18th. On this upcoming ’50 and Counting’ tour, fans will not only be able to see The Rolling Stones take the stage live but according to the band, fans may also be able to expect some special surprises and possible guest appearances when this band takes hits the road for this highly anticipated tour event.
04.06.2013 at 10:38 pm
This week it was revealed that three of the biggest bands in the country have plans to head out on the road for summer and fall tour events. The first announcement of the week came from the band The Avett Brothers. The performers revealed this week that they would be headlining the 2013 Newport Folk Festival event. This music festival is slated to take place in Rhode Island from July 26th through July 28th. The band will be headlining the event along with an assortment of other bands. Tickets to see The Avett Brothers take the stage live in this music festival are on sale and available to the public right now.
The hit band The Lumineers also made an announcement of their own this week when they revealed that they were adding more estops to their upcoming North American tour. The Grammy nominated band will be adding additional shows to their tour to promote their platinum-selling debut album. After selling out numerous performances, the band revealed that they would be adding a dozen additional shows to their tour, including stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and concerts in Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Charleston, SC. Tickets for the newly added dates to this concert are on sale and available to the public now.
Meanwhile, the other big announcement of the week from today’s rock music genre came from Fall Out Boy. The rockers, who have been on a recent touring hiatus, revealed that they would be adding new dates to their 2013 global tour. The band’s tour, which will be supporting their new record Save Rock and Roll; will have the rockers on the road throughout most of the end of the summer and into the fall. The new announcement revealed the band will be adding a second North American leg to the tour that will feature stops at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, the Barclays Center in New York and the America’s Cup Pavilion in San Francisco. Tickets for these concert events go on sale April 5th and 6th. Will you be getting tickets to see Fall Out Boy live?
04.05.2013 at 11:30 pm
This week, all eyes will be on the sports world as some of the biggest events of the season get underway. This past weekend marked the official opening day for the regular MLB season. With many teams still waiting to play their first home games this weekend and early next week, millions of fans from all over the country currently find themselves with baseball fever and anxious for the season to get underway. Tickets are now available for all of the regular season MLB games for the 2013 season as well as the home openers that are slated to take place in the next few days.
While baseball season is just getting underway, basketball season is beginning to wind down for the year. With the NBA playoffs slated to start in just two weeks; there are a number of teams who are fighting for a playoff berth and a handful of teams looking to get the perfect seed in upcoming playoffs. Currently from the Western Conference it comes down to either the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top seed in their conference while the Miami Heat has secured the top spot for the Eastern Conference. Official ticket sales will begin once the bracket has been finalized for the 2013 playoffs; and sports fans will want to act fast as soon as the official line up is announced s these playoff tickets always go fast.
While many are anxiously awaiting the start of the NBA playoff season, in terms of basketball news for the week most eyes are set on Atlanta, Georgia and on the Final Four playoffs being held in the city this weekend. April 6th is the official date for the national semi-finals which will take place between the Louisville Cardinals and the Wichita State Shockers as well as the Michigan Wolverines and the Syracuse Orange. The winners of these games will proceed to the national championship game which will be held on April 8th. Tickets to these games are still available to the public for those who are looking to get in on the final games of March Madness. As three of the biggest games of the season get underway this weekend; will you be looking for tickets to see this basketball action unfold live?
04.04.2013 at 10:28 pm
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.
The tour, which is known as the “50 and Counting Tour” will kick off in May at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Other big stops during the tour include stops in the TD North Garden in Boston on June 12th and the United Center in Chicago on May 28th. With only nine stops on the tour; fans looking to see the performers take the stage live will want to act fact when getting their tickets. Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 9th to the public. Seats to see the performers take the stage are already expected to sell out quickly; will you be getting tickets to see the Rolling Stones take the stage live on their new summer tour?
04.02.2013 at 8:05 pm
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.
While many are getting up for the annual Lollapalooza event, one of the biggest announcements of the week was undoubtedly the announcement from hit pop group The Jonas Brothers. The pop trio has announced that they will be heading out on their first North American Tour in more than three years, beginning this summer. The band has just announced their Jonas Brothers Live tour, which is set to kick off on July 10th in Chicago, Illinois. The tour will keep the band on the road throughout most of the summer and will include stops in 25 different cities. The band which announced the tour on the same day they released their new single “Pom Poms,” revealed that the tour will feature new material they have been recording during their touring hiatus as well as performances of some of their biggest hits to date.
The tour will include stops in several big cities such as Las Vegas, Chicago, LA and Toronto. Tickets for the North American tour go on sale next week and fans are encouraged to act quickly to get their tickets to see the events unfold live, with a history of selling out some of the biggest venues in the country, there is no arguing that their return to the stage is sure to bring fans in, in droves. Will you be getting your tickets to see the Jonas Brothers live when they come to a city near you?
04.02.2013 at 7:53 am
This week, music fans are sure to be excited for the upcoming medley of big concert events hitting the live music scene. One of the first and biggest announcements came from the Grammy Award winning rockers, Mumford and Sons. The group revealed that they would be taking the road for a new concert tour event across North America this summer and visiting some of the biggest venues in the entire country. The event, known as the “Summer Stampede” event will kick off on May 21st in Calgary. The tour will be taking the band on the road to some of the biggest venues in the entire country and tickets for the event are on sale to the public now.
Another big concert tour event is being headlined by three of the biggest bands of the 1990s. The rockers Everclear will be headlining their second annual Summerland tour and will be joined on stage by two other chart topping bands, Filter and Sponge. The rockers will be visiting some of the biggest venues in the United States with the tour that begins on May 29th in Ft. Myers, FL. The 33 city tour will keep the band on the road throughout July. Tickets go on sale to the public this week for those looking to see Everclear live in concert.
However, the biggest announcement of the week was undoubtedly the announcement of the Great Googa Mooga. This music event not only features big name headliners but also food and beers from hundreds of different establishments as well. The event will be returning to Brooklyn this May and will be hosted May 17th-19th. Headliners for the massive music festival will include rockers such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim, the Darkness, Sharon Jones and more. Tickets are on sale and available to the public now for those who are looking to visit the Great Googa Mooga festival in New York; however, those interested in the show are encouraged to act fast before tickets sell out. Will you be going to the Great Googa Mooga Festival this May?
03.29.2013 at 9:06 pm
This week, theater fans of all types were treated to some big announcements about the upcoming live performance season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that The Jungle Book would be hitting the stage in a new production event base on the original Disney film. The production will be premiering at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre June 21st-28th and then will visit Boston’s Huntington Theatre in its preview run. Tickets for these productions will go one sale to the public next month for those who are looking to see this exciting, beloved Disney film come to life on the stage.
This week, previews also began for the highly anticipated musical event known as The Big Knife. On March 22nd previews for the show which will run through June 2nd began. The production, which is being put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company will follow Clifford Odet’s iconic tale and will feature Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale. The production will be hosted by the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. Tickets for these previews and for the regular season shows are on sale and available to the public right now.
Previews are also now also being shown for The Nance, which takes a look at the world of burlesque and follows the story of Chauncey Miles as he explores the world of homosexual males in the theatre world. This new place comes from the creative mind of Douglas Carter Beane and has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike. This exciting new musical production features the talents of three time Tony Award winning actor Jack O’Brien as well as two time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. This production will be taking place at the Lyceum Theatre. Previews for the production are not being shown in New York City with official performances slated to begin in April. Tickets for the previews and the regular season productions are now available to the public. Will you be getting tickets to see this event live?