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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

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

Keep checking back at tickifieds.com for all your Adele tickets!

Foo Fighters on Tour!

Dave GrohlDid you hear the news?  Foo Fighters are back touring.  Woo hoo!

But first, an aside on how much I adore Dave Grohl.  The front man had decidedly turned down every opportunity to appear on the Fox hit show “Glee” and he is A-OK with that.  He’s upset with “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy for being presumptuous that all musicians want to be featured on the show.

Grohl told Hollywood Reporter, “”You shouldn’t have to do [expletive deleted] ‘Glee.’ And then the guy who created ‘Glee’ is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his [expletive deleted] show. … I watched 10 minutes [of it]. It’s not my thing.

“Slash was the first one. [Murphy] wanted to do Guns N’ Roses, and Slash is like, ‘I hate [expletive deleted] musicals. It’s worse than “Grease.”‘ Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that. He’s a washed-up ol’ rock star. That’s what they [expletive deleted] do.'”

“And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little [expletive deleted] …’ And it’s just like, ‘Dude, maybe not everyone loves “Glee.” Me included.'”

::swoon::

At any rate, back to the topic at hand.  The Foo Fights are gearing up for a late spring tour in the US with featured acts from Motorhead and Biffy Clyro.  Their opening show will be at the BOK Center in Tulsa, K on May 17th.  This is their first major tour since its 2007-08 international “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” tour.

Currently, only 5 shoes have been announced and will conclude on May 26 at the Adams Center in Missoula, MT.  Other scheduled stops thus far include: May 18 at Verizon Center in Little Rock, AR; May 20 at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN; and May 23 at Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.

The Foo Fighters also have two festival dates scheduled  including the Hangout Music Festival on May 21 in Gulf Shores, AL and Sasquatch! Music  Festival on May 27th in Quincy, WA.

Their 7th studio album, “Wasting Light” is scheduled to be released on April 12th.  On April 16, 2011 the band will also release Medium “Rare”, a collection of cover songs.

Foo Fighters itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
May 18 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
May 20 Memphis, TN FedExForum
May 21 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival
May 23 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
May 26 Missoula, MT Adams Event Center
May 27 Quincy, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival

Miranda Cosgrove from Nickelodeon announces Tour Dates

Those Disney and Nickelodeon stars sure know how to make careers for themselves!  In the past, there was Hillary Duff, Amanda Bynes, Kenan and Kel, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsey Lohan, Shia Labeouf, The Jonas Brothers and obviously, Miley Cyrus.  Those child entertainers went on to have some big time movie and singing careers that have launched them worldwide and incredibly successful futures.

The next rising star from that genre is Miranda Cosgrove.  Ms. Cosgrove started her budding career at the age of three; acting in commercials.  Her next big break was as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock; holding her own against Jack Black.  After the success of that movie, Miranda was cast in the show Drake & Josh which became a near instantaneous hit.  Soon after, she was cast as the lead in iCarly which is wildly popular.  She earns a cool $180,000 per episode!

Miranda performed four songs, including the theme song “Leave it All to Me”, “Stay My Baby”, “About You Now”, and “Headphones On on a soundtrack album for iCarly which was released in June of 2008 and sang the theme song, “Leave it All to Me”.  Two short years later, she released her debut album, Sparks Fly, on April 27th.   She had help from The Matrix, Dr. Luke and Espionage.

Miranda Cosgrove officially announced her tour on December 3rd on her website, called The Dancing Crazy Tour.  The tour will promote her debut album, Sparks Fly.  The Dancing Crazy Tour has 20 North American dates in 2011 and will feature Greyson Chance as the opening act.

2011 Tour Dates!

January 24 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

January 25 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

January 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

January 28 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre

January 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

January 30 Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square Center – State Theatre

February 1 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

February 2 Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

February 4 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre

February 5 Westbury, CT @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

February 7 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

February 9 Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore

February 10 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium

February 12 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmonth Theatre

February 13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

February 15 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

February 16 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre

February 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

February 19 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

February 20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

February 23 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

February 24 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Date