Rss

  • linkedin
  • google

Archives for : Pop Music

Top Weekend Events 8/12-14

The weekend is almost here, hooray!  It’s felt like a long week already.

The top half of the list is comprised of nationally recognized top acts.  Kid Rock has been absent from the top weekend event list for a while, but he’s finally making a comeback with a hometown concert.  Katy Perry holds the second spot on the list with her Teenage Dream tour.  Her most recent hit songs “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” are still blazing on the airways and every talent show that’s on TV right now.  Seriously, her songs have been featured on America’s Got Talent, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and others all within the past few weeks.  Her song popularity rivals Lady Gaga.

Britney Spears’ Toronto show was pinged a number of times in this top weekend list.  This is a HOT concert.  Her Femme Fatale show is continuing to draw huge crowds.

Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band (ZBB) seem like they’re the official voices of summer with their great summer songs like “Knee Deep” and “Flip Flop Summer”.  They pretty much scream hanging out around a campfire, drinking beer and hanging out with your friends.

Some of the lesser known names to hit the list include country music artist Jamey Johnson.  He is also the supporting act for Kid Rock’s 2011 Born Free tour and accompanying Rock on a duet or more most of the time.  His most popular song “In Color” peaked at #9 on the Country Music Charts in 2009.   Alison Krauss is a blue-grass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She’s currently working on an album with Robert Plant.  She’s been in the music business a long time and has been collecting accolades ever since.

As proof of the increasing popularity of Major League Soccer in the United States, The Columbus Crew makes their first appearance on the list.  The Crew is one of ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception in 1994.  They have won five major trophies; MLS Cup 2008, the 2004, 2008 and 2009 Supporters’ Shields, and the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Overall, this should be a very interesting weekend.  Enjoy!

Top Weekend Events 08/12 – 14th

1.)   Kid Rock, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI – Friday, August 12th

2.)    Katy Perry, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA – Sunday, August 14th

3.)    Britney Spears, Air Canada Center, Toronto, OT – Saturday, August 13th

4.)    Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Meadowlands Stadium,  East Rutherford, NJ – Saturday, August 13th

5.)    Peter Frampton, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA – Friday, August 12th

6.)    Jamey Johnson, West Virginia Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV – Friday, August 12th

7.)    Alison Krauss, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC – Sunday, August 14th

8.)   Kesha, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, OT – Sunday, August 14th

9.)    Columbus Crew , Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, August 13th

10.) Stevie Nicks, Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX – Friday, August 12th

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 August 5 – 7

 Wow, can you believe it’s August already??  What happened to July?

As people soak up the last month of summer, fans are still coming out for all the hot concerts and sporting events.

Phish, once again, holds the top position.  Phish like Dave Matthews Band are pretty much the epitome of summer tour bands.  They are to be expected.

According to Redbook Magazine, Taylor Swift was the top concert people wanted to see this summer.  Her concert sales, even on the secondary ticket marketplace certainly correlate with this.

The Vans Warped Tour is on the list again for their Denver tour dates.  Some of the notable bands playing at Invesco Field include A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Gym Class Heros, Less Than Jake, Relient K, The Devil Wears Prada, The Expendables and We Came As Romans.

Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park is another big draw this weekend.  The top headliners for this weekend’s tour include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse.  Other tops acts playing in Perry Farrell’s 20th anniversary vision include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK GO, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Cults, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses and more.  Chicago is the place to be this weekend for music lovers.

The Gipsy Kings music has been described as “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.”  The band started in Southern France in the 1970’s and have been rising in popularity ever since.

Once again, the European soccer teams have shown up again on the top weekend list.    Like Manchester United and Real Madrid earlier this summer, expect  FC Barcelona to show the American team who the real soccer champs are.  Fans are still very excited to have these matches on their home turf and are wanting to see them live.

 

Top Weekend Events August 5th -7th

1.)   Phish, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA  –  Saturday, August 6th

2.)   Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA  – Sunday, August 7th

3.)   Taylor Swift, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, August 6th

4.)   Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

5.)   Katy Perry, LA Nokia Live, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 5th

6.)   Vans Warped Tour, Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO – Friday, August 5th

7.)   Janet Jackson, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 6th

8.)   Sade, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

9.)   Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

10.) FC Barcelona vs. Club America Soccer, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX – Saturday, August 6th

 

Top Weekend Events July 22 – 24

Yay, the weekend is almost here!!

Is it as hot where you are as it is in the Midwest?  Ugh, it is blistering here.  On this top weekend list, I am seeing a lot of outdoor events.  Stay cool, everyone!

Well, the hot, hot, hot event of this weekend is the soccer match between England’s Manchester United and the Chicago Fire.  This particular event came up numerous times on the list.  These EU vs. America matches are sponsored in conjunction with the MLS and CAA Sports.  Manchester United is one ot the world’s most recognized clubs, winning 18 English Premier League Titles, four Carling Cups, three European Cups and an amazing 11 FA Cups.  Manchester United was also in Chicago last year, training at the Fire’s soccer-specific home (Toyota Park) then commencing on its four-stop North American Tour in 2010.

Sir Paul McCartney is another hot event, once again, this weekend.  This time he’s taking on the Tiger’s Comerica Park in Detroit.  Expect his remaining concerts in Chicago, Montreal and Cincinnati to also score big on the top weekend list for their respective weekends.

In the Pop music genre, Katy Perry and her Teenage Dreams tour is hot in Boise, ID.  There are usually too many large concerts that roll through Idaho, so I’m sure this is a big deal in their community.  Rihanna and her Loud tour finally made it to the list.  Her recent songs “S&M” and “California King Bed” are rapidly achieved top positions on the Billboard Hot 100 list.  She’s recently come under much scrutiny for her comments and recent relinking with former flame, Chris Brown, which ended disastrously.

The ladies of country and folk music have overthrown the menfolk this week.  Jennifer Nettles, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls prove that they’re just as popular in this genre as their male counterparts who have been making the top weekend list all summer long.

Even a couple rock bands are making the list.  Founded in 2009, Further is a band composed of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh.  The band also includes former members of other bands including Dark Star Orchestra, RatDog, Benevoto/Russo Duo and until recently Primus.  A Perfect Circle is another Rock supergroup started in 1999.  The current line-up includes former members from Puscifer, Ashes Divide, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Devo and the Vandals.  A Perfect Circle will also be playing at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Top Weekend Events July 22- 24

1.)    Manchester United vs. Chicago Fire, Solider Field, Chicago, IL – Saturday, July 23rd

2.)    Paul McCartney, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI  – Sunday, July 24th

3.)    Sugarland, California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles,  CA  – Friday, July 22nd

4.)    Further, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Sunday, July 24th

5.)    Rihanna, Well Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, July 23rd

6.)    San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, July 23rd

7.)    Katy Perry, Taco bell Arena, Boise, ID – Saturday, July 23rd

8.)    Indigo Girls, Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA – Sunday, July 24th

9.)    Lady Antebellum, Great Jones Country Fair, Monticello, IA – Friday, July 22nd

10.) A Perfect Circle, Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX – Friday, July 22nd

Top Weekend Events July 15 – 17

Yay Wednesday!

Well, the top thing that stood out to me for this weekend is that those Ontario-ans certainly want to get out of the house this weekend.  Three Ontario events made the top events for this weekend, including the Jimmy Buffett show, Vans Warped Tour and the Taylor Swift show.  The Vans Warped Tour in Mississauga has an impressive lineup including 3oh!3, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Devil Wears Prada, Flogging Molly, Less Than Jake, Madina Lake, NOFX, A Day to Remember and MANY others.  This is sure to be a really fun concert experience.   Taylor Swift has recovered from her bronchitis last and resumes her Speak Now tour.  Taylor will be playing in Ontario on both Friday and Saturday.  Jimmy Buffett shows up again on this list, unsurprisingly.  His current song with the Zac Brown Band, Knee Deep, is a huge hit on the country music stations at the moment.

Sir Paul McCartney kicks off his five city tour this weekend in the Big Apple.  He plays both Friday and Saturday at Yankee Stadium then moves on to Detroit (Sunday, July 24), Montreal (Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday July 27), Chicago (Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1) then concludes in Cincinnati on Thursday, August 4th.   The former Beatles band mate will be playing all his shows in ballparks.  Should be a great time!

Eddie Vedder returns to his roots and the home of grunge music this weekend for a Seattle show.  The lead singer of Pearl Jam has taken his solo tour on the road and is exceptionally popular.

Brad Paisley, NKOTB and O.A.R. come up again on the top weekend list as they are perpetually popular for summertime concerts.

For your sporting news, the LA Galaxy soccer team will host the Spanish soccer superstars the Real Madrid this weekend.  This is the first time since 2007 that the Galaxy will play at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as part of the 2011 World Football Challenge.  Of note, Mr. Posh and all around hunk, David Beckham has played for both teams.  This is a rematch of last year’s very exciting match played at the Rose Bowl.

Top Weekend Events 7/15 – 17th

1.)    Paul McCartney, Yankee Stadium, New York , NY – Saturday, July 16th

2.)    Jimmy Buffett, Toronto Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, OT – Saturday, July 16th

3.)    Vans Warped Tour, Arrow Hall, Mississauga, OT – Friday, July 15th

4.)    Brad Paisley, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NY – Friday, July 15th

5.)    Eddie Vedder, Bearoya Hall, Seattle, WA – Friday, July 15th

6.)    Taylor Swift, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, OT – Saturday, July 16th

7.)    Owl City, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR – Sunday, July 17th

8.)    LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid, L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles – Saturday, July 16th

9.)    New Kids on the Block, Spring Center, Kansas City, MO – Saturday, July 16th

10.) O.A.R., Family Circle Magazine Stadium,  Charleston, SC – Saturday, July 16th