Archive for April, 2009

Megadeth and Slayer headline Canadian Carnage tour

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

To all the metal-heads: Megadeth and Slayer are embarking on a short Canadian tour, beginning on June 24th at GM place in Vancouver! The Canadian Carnage Tour is an exclusive four-show trip that will play in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg; the entire schedule lasting less than a week! Not only are these two major metal bands headlining, but they are also accompanied by Machine Head and Suicide Silence! Both the Megadeth Fanclub and Ticketmaster presales have already begun, so your chances of scoring tickets officially begin on May 2nd at 10AM.

Megadeth have been rocking the world since lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983, and since then have acheived unimaginable success, selling close to twenty million albums worldwide, and headlining countless cross-country and world tours, garnering them the status of true metal legends by music aficionados. The opportunity to see Megadeth alongside Slayer, another big name in the metal world, will be an incredible experience, improved upon only by the abilites of Machine Head (who have been in the rock world since 1992) and the younger upstarts, Suicide Silence, who released their first full length album in 2007).

Canadian Carnage Tour dates

Megadeth tickets in Vancouver: June 24 @ GM Place
Megadeth tickets in Edmonton: June 26 @ Rexall Place
Megadeth tickets in Calgary: June 27 @ Saddledome
Megadeth tickets in Winnipeg: June 29 @ MTC Centre

Snow Patrol coming to North America, opening for Coldplay

Monday, April 27th, 2009

It was just recently announced that Snow Patrol would be making their way to North America, taking a break from their European tour, to open for Coldplay throughout most of their June leg of the summer tour, beginning in Indianapolis on June 5th. This comes as big news to Snow Patrol fans who have been wanting a chance to see the band live — Snow Patrol has been touring across Europe as of late and would not have returned to North America until September 12th, where they currently have seven shows lined up for the fall.

Many fans have expressed a lot of excitement in the wake of this news, even going so far as to say they are looking forward to the opening act more than they are to Coldplay. If that is the case, fans better act fast as Coldplay tickets have been on sale for over a month, and a band of that magnitude will surely sell out, if they haven’t already. Coldplay finishes their first leg of the North American tour in Vancouver, with two shows in GM Place on June 20th and 21st, which also happen to be the closing dates for Snow Patrol as the opening act.

Coldplay North American tour dates with Snow Patrol

Coldplay Tickets in Indianapolis – 05/06/09 – Verizon Wireless Music, Center Indianapolis, IN
Coldplay Tickets in Nashville – 06/06/09 – Sommet Center, Nashville, TN
Coldplay Tickets in New Orleans – 09/06/09 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
Coldplay Tickets in San Antonio – 10/06/09 – AT& T Center, San Antonio, TX
Coldplay Tickets in Des Moines – 12/06/09 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
Coldplay Tickets in Omaha – 13/06/09 – Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
Coldplay Tickets in Winnipeg – 15/06/09 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg
Coldplay Tickets in Calgary – 17/06/09 – Pengrowth Saddledom, Calgary
Coldplay Tickets in Edmonton – 18/06/09 – Retall Place, Edmonton
Coldplay Tickets in Vancouver – 20/06/09 – General Motors Place, Vancouver
Coldplay Tickets in Vancouver – 21/06/09- General Motors Place, Vancouver

Kings of Leon World Tour underway!

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Following their amazing sold-out performance at the Madison Square Garden in New York, Kings of Leon are currently touring the United States to promote their newest album Only By The Night from which their lead single “Sex On Fire” has lit up the Billboard “Modern Rock” chart for nine weeks and counting. Once finished with their current North American leg of the tour, they will head over to Europe and play in a number of shows in the UK, Germany, Scotland and others, before returning back to North America.

Response has been huge in Vancouver when the Kings of Leon tickets officially went on sale today; they will be playing on August 15th at GM Place to a soon-to-be sold out crowd.

Plenty of their shows are sold out, although most of the dates still have tickets available. However, with a band as popular as these guys have gotten, that won’t last for long; after winning the 2009 Grammy for best rock performance by a group, their continued success has yet to show signs of slowing.
The tour — which has 45 stops left — will continue until September 14th when they play their last show in Uniondale, New York.

The Tragically Hip begin tour next week

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Hip are back at it again, hitting the road to promote their newest release, We Are the Same, beginning on April 27 in their home province of Ontario. They are scheduled to play 56 shows over a five month period across North America, even playing several locations multiple times to give their fans the opportunity to catch the show. The Tragically Hip tickets have already gone on sale for all of the scheduled dates, up to the final show in Hamilton, Ontario on October 2, and so far ticket sales have been strong — in one instance, the band has added a sixth show to the Massey Hall in Toronto after the original five sold out.

Gord Downie, lead singer for The Tragically Hip, will no doubt put on a great show for fans as he leads the band through their sometimes improvisational onstage performances. I have heard word-of-mouth reviews that speak highly of Downie’s “flamboyant” style of dance that sees him hopping and skipping across the stage. Whether you’re a fan of his dancing or not, Gord Downie and the rest of his multi-award winning band are set to entertain and show their fans why their newest released album is their eigth release to debut at #1 on Canada’s charts!

The Tragically Hip 2009 Canadian Dates:

Tragically Hip Tickets in Kitchener: Mon, 27 Apr Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Kitchener: Tue, 28 Apr Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Kitchener: Wed, 29 Apr Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Montreal: Fri, 1 May Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Montreal: Sat, 2 May Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Quebec City: Mon, 4 May Le Capitole, Quebec City, QC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Toronto: Mon, 11 May Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Toronto: Tue, 12 May Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Toronto: Thu, 14 May Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Toronto: Fri, 15 May Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Toronto: Sat, 16 May Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Toronto:Tue, 19 May Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Kingston: Sat, 23 May K–Rock Centre, Kingston, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Victoria: Sat, 20 Jun Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, BC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Vancouver: Mon, 22 Jun Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Vancouver: Tue, 23 Jun Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Vancouver: Wed, 24 Jun Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Tragically Hip Tickets in Saskatoon: Tue, 4 Aug Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK
Tragically Hip Tickets in Winnipeg: Wed, 9 Sep Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Winnipeg: Thu, 10 Sep Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Winnipeg: Fri, 11 Sep Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Edmonton: Sun, 13 Sep North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Edmonton: Mon, 14 Sep North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Edmonton: Wed, 16 Sep North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Edmonton: Thu, 17 Sep North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Banff: Sat, 19 Sep Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Calgary: Mon, 21 Sep South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Calgary: Wed, 23 Sep South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Calgary: Thu, 24 Sep South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
Tragically Hip Tickets in Ottawa: Sat, 26 Sep National Arts Center, Ottawa, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Ottawa: Sun, 27 Sep National Arts Center, Ottawa, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Ottawa: Mon, 28 Sep National Arts Center, Ottawa, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Hamilton: Wed, 30 Sep Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON
Tragically Hip Tickets in Hamilton: Fri, 2 Oct Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON

The Tragically Hip 2009 American Dates:

Thu, 7 May – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Fri, 8 May – Nokia Times Square – New York, NY
Sat, 9 May – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Tue, 26 May – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
Wed, 27 May – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
Fri, 29 May – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
Sat, 30 May – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
Sun, 31 May – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
Tue, 2 Jun – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
Thu, 4 Jun – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
Fri, 5 Jun – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
Sat, 6 Jun – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
Tue, 9 Jun – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Wed, 10 Jun – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Thu, 11 Jun – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Sat, 13 Jun – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Sun, 14 Jun – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Tue, 16 Jun – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Wed, 17 Jun – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Thu, 23 Jul – Harris Park, London, ON
Sat, 25 Jul – Highland Bowl Amphitheater – Rochester, NY
Sun, 26 Jul – The Green at Shelburne Museum – Shelburne, VT

U2 360° Tour tickets now available, breaking sales records

Monday, April 20th, 2009

After having released their twelfth studio album, No Line on the Horizon, in February of this year, U2 will be embarking on a World Tour beginning on June 30, 2009 as they travel Europe for six months on the first leg of the U2 360° Tour, then continue on with the North American leg on September 12th. Tickets for the previously pre-sale only shows have just gone on sale and have already begun to break sales records; as of mid-April the tour has already surpassed 2.5 million tickets sold. Individual venues continued to set records as the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles sold-out at 90,000 tickets, becoming the fastest selling and largest attended concert to play at that location in history!

Tour stops across North America continued the trend of outstanding sales, with the stop at Vancouver’s BC Place reaching a staggering 57,000 tickets sold, on par with the shows in Washington and Boston. Close to half of the shows on this World Tour have already sold out, with the other locations not far behind. The tour will begin on June 30th in Barcelona, where the band will continue to travel Europe for the next two and a half months before crossing the pond and landing in Chicago to kick off the North American portion of the tour on September 12th. From there they will travel west for the next month and a half hitting up all the major cities across the continent. Be sure to check the listings below for the show nearest you!

U2 360° North American Tour Dates

Chicago U2 Tickets: Sep 12, 2009 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, US
Chicago U2 Tickets: Sep 13, 2009 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, US
Toronto U2 Tickets: Sep 16, 2009 Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON, CA
Toronto U2 Tickets: Sep 17, 2009 Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON, CA
Boston U2 Tickets: Sep 20, 2009 Gilette Stadium, Boston, MA, US
Boston U2 Tickets: Sep 21, 2009 Gilette Stadium, Boston, MA, US
New York U2 Tickets: Sep 24, 2009 Giants Stadium, New York, NY, US
New York U2 Tickets: Sep 25, 2009 Giants Stadium, New York, NY, US
Washington U2 Tickets: Sep 29, 2009 FedEx Field, Washington, DC, US
Charlottesville U2 Tickets: Oct 01, 2009 Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA, US
Raleigh U2 Tickets: Oct 03, 2009 Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
Atlanta U2 Tickets: Oct 06, 2009 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, US
Tampa U2 Tickets: Oct 09, 2009 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, US
Dallas U2 Tickets: Oct 12, 2009 New Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX, US
Houston U2 Tickets: Oct 14, 2009 Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX, US
Norman U2 Tickets: Oct 18, 2009 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK, US
Phoenix U2 Tickets: Oct 20, 2009 Univ. of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, AZ, US
Las Vegas U2 Tickets: Oct 23, 2009 Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, US
Los Angeles U2 Tickets: Oct 25, 2009 Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, US
Vancouver U2 Tickets: Oct 28, 2009 BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, CA

U2 360° European Tour Dates

Jun 30, 2009 Camp Nou, Barcelona, ES
Jul 02, 2009 Camp Nou, Barcelona, ES
Jul 07, 2009 San Siro, Milan, IT
Jul 08, 2009 San Siro, Milan, IT
Jul 11, 2009 Stade De France, Paris, FR
Jul 12, 2009 Stade De France, Paris, FR
Jul 15, 2009 Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann, Nice, FR
Jul 18, 2009 Olympic Stadium, Berlin, DE
Jul 20, 2009 ArenA, Amsterdam, NL
Jul 21, 2009 ArenA, Amsterdam, NL
Jul 24, 2009 Croke Park, Dublin, IE
Jul 25, 2009 Croke Park, Dublin, IE
Jul 25, 2009 Croke Park, Dublin, IE
Jul 31, 2009 Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, SE
Aug 01, 2009 Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, SE
Aug 03, 2009 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE
Aug 06, 2009 Slaski Stadium, Chorzow, PL
Aug 09, 2009 Stadium Makimir, Zagreb, HR
Aug 10, 2009 Stadium Makimir, Zagreb, HR
Aug 14, 2009 Wembley Stadium, London, GB 
Aug 15, 2009 Wembley Stadium, London, GB
Aug 18, 2009 Hampden Park, Glasgow, GB 
Aug 20, 2009 Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, GB
Aug 22, 2009 Millenium Stadium, Cardiff Wal., GB

Stars on Ice 2009 Canadian stops less than a week away!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Well, the 2009 tour has been underway since late January and so far it has received some pretty positive reviews! The touring show of world-class skaters, founded by Scott Hamilton in 1986, has been hitting major stops in the United States since it kicked off and is now currently in the midst of a two week break before they continue on their Canadian leg of the tour. The first stop will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 23, and will continue west to their final stop on May 12 at GM Place in Vancouver, BC, with a number of shows in between.

It will be quite a wait before the 2010 Tour is underway, so if you’re a fan of figure skating of this caliber, be sure to check out the show before it is too late! If you’re unfortunate enough to miss it, be sure to reserve your tickets for the 2010 tour, which will be sold in advance until June 1, 2009. 

2009 Stars on Ice Canadian Tour dates

Halifax Stars on Ice tickets: Apr 23, 2009 @ Halifax Metro Centre – Halifax, NS
Ottawa Stars on Ice tickets: Apr 25, 2009 @ Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
Windsor Stars on Ice tickets: Apr 26, 2009 @ WFCU Centre – Windsor, ON
Sault Ste. Marie Stars on Ice tickets: Apr 27, 2009 @ Essar Centre – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Toronto Stars on Ice tickets: May 1, 2009 @ Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Hamilton Stars on Ice tickets: May 2, 2009 @ Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON
London Stars on Ice tickets: May 3, 2009 @ John Labatt Centre – London, ON
Winnipeg Stars on Ice: May 6, 2009 @ MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Calgary Stars on Ice tickets: May 8, 2009 @ Pengrowth Saddledome – Calgary, AB
Edmoton Stars on Ice tickets: May 9, 2009 @ Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
Kelowna Stars on Ice tickets: May 11, 2009 @ Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
Vancouver Stars on Ice: May 12, 2009 @ General Motors Place – Vancouver, BC