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Honda Civic Tour

The Honda Civic Tour is an annual concert sponsored, not surprisingly, by the Honda Motor Company.  The tour got its start back in 2001 and have featured many great rock and pop punk bands ever since.  Also, each year, the headlining band gets the privilege of customizing a Honda Civic which is then raffled off.  Past headlining acts have included Everclear, Incubus, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte, Maroon 5, The Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, and Paramore.  This year, the tour is headlined by Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance.  Supporting those two acts this year are Rancid, Manchester Orchestra, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World and Matt and Kim.  Blink-182 was also the original headlining act in 2001.

This year’s tour kicked off this past weekend, on August 5th in Holmdel, NJ and concludes October 15th in Chula Vista, CA.

The dates for the 2011 Honda Civic Tour:

» 8/5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
» 8/6, 7 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
» 8/9 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
» 8/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
» 8/12 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
» 8/13 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion
» 8/14 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
» 8/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 8/20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
» 8/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
» 8/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
» 9/1 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
» 9/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
» 9/4 – Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
» 9/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Center
» 9/8 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
» 9/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
» 9/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/11 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Centre
» 9/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
» 9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
» 9/16 – Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
» 9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
» 9/18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
» 9/23 – Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
» 9/24 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
» 9/26 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
» 9/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
» 9/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
» 9/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
» 10/1 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 10/2 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
» 10/4 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
» 10/5 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
» 10/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Resort, Spa and Casino
» 10/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
» 10/15 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

 

Top Weekend Events July 8 – 10th

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Well, this is another hot weekend for concerts.  The bands/singers on this weekend’s list are all pretty mainstream, top revenue getters.  While Rascal Flatts  is the top of the list for weekend, Taylor Swift’s Atlanta concert in Atlanta certainly getting a lot of attention.  This particular concert was pinged on this list a good number of times, but it is because she had to cancel this cancel this concert and her Charlotte, North Carolina Show due to bronchitis.   Her Atlanta show will be rescheduled for October 1 and her Charlotte show will be rescheduled for November 16th.  Hopefully she feels better soon!

Of course the other country music stars, Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban are all still doing exceptionally well.  Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour is in support of his 7th studio Album, Get Closer, which was released on November 16th, 2010.  Jennifer Nettles’, the lead singer of Sugarland, star power is increasingly on the rise as well.  She’s been featured in a number of main stream magazines lately including Self Magazine, Stylenews and OK!  And OPRAH magazine lately.

O.A.R. is a former college band turned rock superstars.  The group got their starts as Buckeyes at Ohio State University.  They are well known for their live performances and jam band elements making each song unique.  Of the same vein, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is making a strong showing this weekend whom are also known for their lengthy improvisational renditions of their hits, oftentimes with an intricate video and lighting show.  This Caravan show is in salute to their 20 year anniversary as a band.  They are playing 3, multi-day, multi-artist music events.  The Chicago show is the first event, followed by the New York City show on August 26th and finishing up in Quincy, WA on September 2nd.

Top weekend events – July 8th – 10th

1.) Rascal Flatts, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ – Saturday, July 9th

2.) O.A.R. , PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, July 9th

3.) Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Chicago Lakeside, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th

4.) Katy Perry, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL – Friday, July 8th

5.) Sugarland, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI- Saturday, July 9th

6.) Eddie Vedder, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, July 8th

7.) Kid Rock, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA – Saturday, July 9th

8.) Britney Spears, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th

9.) Tim McGraw, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY – Sunday, July 10th

10.) Keith Urban, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – Saturday, July 9th

Top Weekend Events June 17th – 19th

NKOTBHappy Wednesday!
It is Father’s Day weekend, and it seems like Saturday night is a hot night for tickets. There’s some new stuff on the list, there’s some stuff we’ve seen before::cough cough Phish::, and just some summer time expectations.
The New Kids on the Block Chicago show holds the top position for the week. The 80’s boy band is still performing with all all original band members; Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. The band has sold 80 million records worldwide. The NKOTB teamed up with 90’s boy band, the Backstreet Boys. The BSB’s also have all original band members; A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Kevin Richardson. The BSB’s are the best-selling boy band of all time, having sold over 130 million records worldwide. Their first seven albums reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 list.
We all know by now, hopefully by reading the Wednesday blog posts, that Phish tickets are HOT this summer. Well, Phish shows up again twice on this list. First they show up in the list for their show in Virginia, then for the show in North Carolina. Fans are really interested in their tickets.
For your sporting events, the Cubs vs. Yankees series have a lot of folk’s attention. The Cubbies have been on a winning streak of late and hopefully they can win big in their hometown against one of the perpetually good teams. This is also an excellent event to take your Dad to for Father’s day! The CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Quarterfinals are also going on this weekend in D.C. The event will showcase Jamaica vs. United States and Panama vs. El Salvador. The day previous, on the 18th in East Rutherford, NJ, the matchups include Costa Rica vs. Honduras and Mexico vs. Guatemala.
As for other good summer concert events, people are interested in the original Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett, Country crooner Keith Urban and bubblegum pop princess, Katy Perry.
This is a great weekend for a wide variety of events.

Top Weekend Events – June 17th -19th

1.) New Kids on the Block with Backstreet Boys, United Center, Chicago, IL – Saturday, June 18th
2.) Phish, Ntelos Pavilion Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA – Sunday, June 19th
3.) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. – Sunday, June 19th
4.) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Saturday, June 18th
5.) Motley Crue, Usana Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT – Saturday, June 18th
6.) Jimmy Buffett, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA- Saturday, June 18th
7.) Phish, Time Warner, Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC – Saturday, June 18th
8.) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 19th
9.) Katy Perry, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ – Sunday, June 19th
10.) Keith Urban, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL- Friday, June 17th