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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

Adele Reschedules North American Tour Dates

If you don’t know who Adele is by now, you really should.  She is a British singer with a HUGE following.  Her soulful voice has attracted her a lot of attention both critically and with the masses.  Many huge stars, including Beyoncé, have sited Adele as an inspiration, even at her ripe old age of 23.  Her sound has been compared to a cross between Duffy and Amy Winehouse.  Her popularity is continuing to skyrocket.

Nielsen SoundScan’s senior vice president of analytics Dave Bakula told MTV News. “You’ve got an artist here who wasn’t a household name prior to this record coming out, so you do still have that discovery process going on with her.

“What it really goes to show is the fact that there still are that many people discovering the album every week,” he added. “I think it shows a lot about the latent demand that is out there for great music.”

Her current tour for her second studio album, 21, is going incredibly well.  Many performances had to be added or moved to larger venues to accommodate her adoring fans.  Earlier this month, Adele had to cancel her North American tour due to laryngitis.  She was “devastated” to have to cancel, but she didn’t want to risk permanently injuring herself.  Her tour commences on August 9th in Vancouver.

Adele’s rescheduled North American tour  was recently released.  Below are the new dates and locations:

» August 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre*
» August 11 – Troutdale, Or @ Edgefield**
» August 12 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre*
» August 14 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre*
» August 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre*
» August 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium*
» August 18 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theater***
» August 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas****
» August 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Gallivan Center**
» August 24 – Saint Paul, MN @ Theater at Xcel Energy Center**
» October 7 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort****
» October 8 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center****
» October 10 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium*
» October 11 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
» October 13 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live****
» October 14 – Miami, FL @ Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena****
» October 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre***
» October 18 – Spring, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion****
» October 19 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center***
» October 21 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie**

*All original tickets honored
**Venue change, original tickets honored
***Venue change, check with point of purchase for ticket information
****Newly added show

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