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Coldplay to tour North America – Spring/Summer 2012

Coldplay is finally coming to North America.  Not a moment too soon, either!  Coldplay, led by front man, Chris Martin, have toured Europe since the October 2011 release of their album, “Mylo Xyloto”, now the tour is finally coming stateside in two separate legs in spring and summer of 2012.  The spring leg will mostly focus on the Pacific Northwest markets.

The European shows have been a huge success thus far, with shows selling out within seconds. Tickets mostly go on sale to the public on December 17th, with the exception of two shows; the Hollywood Bowl (Jan. 9) and Chicago (Dec. 19).

The reason for the two legs of the tour is that Coldplay is already booked to perform at seven UK stadiums as a complement to the group’s current European tour dates.

Coldplay has performed in the states as recently as August 2011 as a headliner at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park.  Previously, they supported the award-winning “Viva La Vida” with a tour through the states in 2009.

Coldplay has been together since 1996 and they received world-wide recognition in 2000 for the release of their single “Yellow” which was quickly followed by their debut album, Parachutes.  The band has won numerous awards throughout their career, including six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards.  They have sold over 50 million records worldwide so far.

The band is famously philanthropic.  They are active supports of various social and political causes including Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair, Amnesty International, Band Aid 20, Live 8 Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Chris Martin is married to A-list actress, Gwyneth Paltrow and they live in London with their two small children, Apple and Moses.  Martin credits the bands U2, A-Ha, Oasis and Muse being big inspirations for him.


Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto Tour itinerary: (Dates are subject to change.)

April 17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
April 18 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
April 20 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
April 24 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
April 25 Seattle, WA Key Arena
April 27 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
May 1-2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 29 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
July 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
July 5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 8 Washington, DC Verizon Center
July 23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
July 26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 29 Boston, MA TD Garden
August 3 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
August 7 Chicago, IL United Center
August 11 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Guns N’ Roses 2011 Tour

Oh, whoa, Oh, Sweet Child o’ Mine!  Guns N’ Roses is going on tour again!  The fall 2011 tour marks the first Guns N’ Roses concerts that will take place in the United States for their Chinese Democracy lengthy tour.  The tour has been going on since 2006!  The tour has been performed internationally irregularly over the years and even toured Canada in early 2010. That part of the tour was plagued with front man Axl Rose’s antics and idiosyncrasies.  Hopefully the band has it together now!

Initially, the US tour was not so grand and their tour continues to grow since the concerts and onsales were announced earlier this month.  Expect the tour to continue to expand.

Leading up to the America leg of the tour, GNR will complete a two-week tour of South America and a four-date run of Mexico.

Currently, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member of Guns N’ Roses that still performs with the band.  The other senior most member of the group is keyboardist Dizzy Reed who started with them back in 1990.

GNR got its start way back in 1985 in Los Angeles, CA.  Under their belt are six studio albums, three EP’s and one live album.  A very fitting description of the mid-to-late 80’s and early 90’s years Guns n’ Roses has them described as “they brought forth a hedonistic rebelliousness and revived the punk attitude-driven hard rock scene, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones.”  Their two most celebrated albums, the 1991 albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and have sold a total 14 million copies in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide.


Guns N’ Roses itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 28 Orlando, FL Amway Center
October 29 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
October 31 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center *
November 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena *
November 5 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion *
November 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
November 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
November 15 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
November 19 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre *

Metallica’s turning 30!

Happy Birthday to Metallica!  They’re turning the big 3-0.  They’re planning to celebrate this anniversary by hosting a series of fan-club-only show this upcoming December.  The band has booked four dates December 5, 7, 9 and 10 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.  The Fillmore is a much smaller venue than they normally perform at, holding about 1200 people.

Ticket reservations for this exclusive event are limited to members of the official website, and reservations can be made starting on August 8th. The price of these tickets is cheap, cheap cheap for fan club members.  Fan club members has reserved a ticket to all four shows for $19.81 (the year Metallica was formed).  Individual show tickets can be reserved for just $6.  Not too shabby, eh?

As mentioned, Metallica began way back in 1981 with James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, later adding Kirk Hammett in 1983 and bassist Robert Trujillo in 2003.  Metallica is considered one of the “big four” of thrash metal music genre also including Slayer, Megadeath and Anthrax.

Also of note was Metallica’s involvement with the lawsuit against the music sharing service, Napster for violating the band’s copyright-protected materials.

Metallica has released nine studio albums, including their most popular 1986 Master of the Puppets, three live albums, five extended plays, twenty four music videos and 45 singles.  Whew!  That’s a lot.  Also not to be forgotten, they have won nine Grammy Awards and have had five consecutive albums debut at the top spot on the Billboard 200.  Metallica is the first band ever to achieve this title.

John Mellencamp tour announcement!

John Mellencamp recently announced his No Better Than This Tour (Fall 2011 Leg).  Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10 AM Local.  The seventeen-date tour kicks off October 25 at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater and will conclude in Savannah, GA, at the Johnny Mercer Theater on November 11.

Mellencamp, a Southern Indiana native, has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has accrued 22 top 40 hits in the US.  His latest album which the tour is named after, No Better Than This, was released on August 17th, 2010 and has received much critical acclaim.

He is also a founding member of Farm Aid, an organization that started in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, IL to raise awareness about the loss of family farms  and to raise money to keep these family farms.  To date, Farm Aid has raised over $39 million.  This year’s Farm Aid will take place on August 13th at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS.

Of noted interest, is the fact that this latest string of No Better Than This Tour dates closes with a performance at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis (near Mellencamp’s hometown of Bloomington), the location of one of the tour’s earliest stops last year. The Indianapolis Star called that performance “the most forward-thinking road show in Mellencamp’s Hall of Fame career.”

John Mellencamp No Better Than This Tour (Fall 2011 Leg) dates:

Oct. 25 – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center/Wang Theatre *

Oct. 27 – Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts**

Oct. 28 – London, ON – Centennial Hall

Oct. 29 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre

Nov. 1 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

Nov. 2 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre

Nov. 4 – Reading, PA – Sovereign Performing Arts Center

Nov. 5 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov. 6 – Greensboro, NC – War Memorial Auditorium

Nov. 9 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Nov. 11 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre

Nov. 12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Auditorium***

Nov. 13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Place Theatre**

Nov. 15 – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center For the Performing Arts

Nov. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

Nov. 18 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center

Nov. 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall

* Tickets on sale Friday, August 12 at 10 AM Local

** Tickets on sale Friday, August 5 at 12 Noon Local

*** Tickets on sale Friday, August 19 at 11 AM Local

Kanye West & Jay-Z — Watch the Throne Tour

Huge news!  Rap superstars Kayne West and Jay-Z are teaming up to form a new super group called The Throne.  The Throne are working on a new full-length album, “Watch the Throne” and also a North American Tour with the same name.

The tour will have 24 stops, kicking off September 22nd in Auburn Hills, MI and will conclude a month and a half later on November 3rd in Boston, MA.

Presales for tickets start tomorrow, July 28th , and public tickets go  on sale on August 8th.  August 8th is also the date that their album will be released.  Kanye and Jay-Z have been working on this album since late 2010. This is Kanye’s first tour since his 2008 Glow in the Dark tour though he’s had many festival and concert appearances.  Jay-Z has had more activity on the road, including headlining the All Points West 2009 and Coachella 2010 as well as completing the tour legs for “The Blueprint 3” tour.  Not to mention, the man wed superstar Beyonce.  Jay-Z has been one busy guy.

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Kanye West & Jay-Z — Watch the Throne Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 22 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
September 24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
September 25 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
September 27 – 28 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
September 29 Washington, DC Verizon Center
October 4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
October 6 – 7 Chicago, IL United Center
October 8 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
October 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 13 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
October 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
October 16 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
October 17 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
October 19 – 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 25 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
October 26 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 29 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
October 30 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
November1 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
November3 Boston, MA TD Garden