Archive for June, 2009

More shows added as Toby Keith tour gets underway

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Having just begun his summer outing, Toby Keith has announced added dates to his tour that he is currently on with fellow country singer Trace Adkins. The added shows will be scattered amongst the previously scheduled performances in the months of June, July, and August — some of which will be Keith by his lonesome — padding the overall itinerary to a total of 35 shows.

As previously mentioned, the tour has already begun, though you can catch Toby Keith and Trace Adkins at their next scheduled date on June 26th in Tampa, FL at the Ford Amphitheater at State Fairgrounds. The tour will continue throughout the summer until the final performance on September 19th in Tinley Park, IL at the First midwest Bank Amphitheatre. The July 18th, August 3rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th shows are planned to be the shows featuring just Toby Keith.

Keith is currently still promoting his 14th studio album which released late last year, titled “That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy.” Despite being his 14th studio release, the album rose to the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making it Keith’s seventh album to achieve that honor. Meanwhile Adkins is promoting his latest album “X” which peaked at No.7 on the same chart shortly after its release in November.

United States Toby Keith Tour Dates

Jun 26 – Ford Amphitheater at State Fairgrounds – Tampa, FL
Jun 27 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Jun 28 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
Jul 10 – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 11 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
Jul 12 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Jul 17 – Meadows Music Theater – Hartford, CT
Jul 18 – Jamboree in the Hills – St. Clairsville, OH (Toby Keith only)
Jul 19 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkston, MI
Jul 25 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Jul 26 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Jul 31 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Aug 1 – Center – Dallas, TX
Aug 3 – The Legendary Buffalo Chip – Sturgis, SD (Toby Keith only)
Aug 6 – Soo Pass Ranch – Detroit Lakes, MN
Aug 13 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Aug 14 – Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Aug 15 – San Manuel Amphitheater – Devore, CA
Aug 16 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Aug 20 – Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Aug 21 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO
Aug 22 – Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 27 – Chumash Casino – Santa Ynez, CA (Toby Keith only)
Aug 28 – Konocti Harbor – Kelseyville, CA (Toby Keith only)
Aug 29 – Red Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV (Toby Keith only)
Aug 30 – Harvey’s Amphitheater – Stateline, NV (Toby Keith only)
Sep 3 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga, NY
Sep 4 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
Sep 5 – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Sep 10 – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend – Cincinnati, OH
Sep 11 – Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Sep 12 – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, VA
Sep 17 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Sep 18 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at St Louis – Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 19 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL

Lil’ Wayne headlines “America’s Most Wanted Music” tour

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Multi-Award winning rapper Lil’ Wayne is set to headline the “Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival” tour, scheduled for shows throughout July and August, supported by acts such as Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake.

The first performance is scheduled to take place on July 24th at the Uptown nightclub in Oakland, CA, and the itinerary will see the tour continue across North America, making three Canadian stops, before finishing off on August 23rd in Dallas, TX at the Center, totalling at 19 shows.

Lil’ Wayne, although having been in the music industry since his days with The Hot Boys in 1997, has only recently seen a surge in success and notoriety due to his most recent studio release Tha Carter III, which surfaced in 2008. Tha Carter III has garnered Lil’ Wayne a number of awards, including four grammy wins and five nominations, and he continues to ride the success as he prepares to release his next studio outing Rebirth, which will be more rock oriented than his previous rap albums.

Lil’ Wayne Tickets for the tour have already gone on sale since June 20th, so act fast to get yours today!

Canadian Lil’ Wayne Tour Dates
Toronto Lil’ Wayne Tickets: Aug 4 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Vancouver Lil’ Wayne Tickets: Aug 17 – General Motors Place – Vancouver, BC
Edmonton Lil’ Wayne Tickets: Aug 18 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB

American Lil’ Wayne Tour Dates
Jul 24 – The Uptown Nightclub – Oakland, CA
Jul 27 – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Jul 29 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Jul 30 – Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 31 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Aug 1 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Aug 2 – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 6 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Aug 7 – Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
Aug 8 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
Aug 13 – Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk – Universal City, CA
Aug 14 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Aug 15 – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord – Concord, CA
Aug 20 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
Aug 22 – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
Aug 23 – Center – Dallas, TX

John Legend extends summer tour into fall

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Set to begin his summer tour at the end of this week, Grammy winning American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist John Legend has just revealed new dates to his tour, extending the overall trek to the beginning of October.

The first scheduled performance takes place on June 27th in Muskegon, MI at the Heritage Landing, and continues throughout the summer months and into fall, ending on October 2nd in Austin, TX at Zilker Park, clocking in at well over fifty shows across the entire tour!

Legend’s most recent studio album, “Evolver,” debuted at the No.1 spot on Billboards Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart when it hit shelves last October. Other recent accolades include a performance at Super Bowl XLIII’s half-time show, as well as having been named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people of 2009.

Canadian John Legend Tour Dates

Windsor John Legend Tickets: Jul 25 – Caesars Windsor The Colosseum – Windsor, Ontario
Montreal John Legend Tickets: Aug 17 – Metropolis – Montreal, Quebec
Orillia John Legend Tickets: Aug 18 – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre – Orillia, Ontario

American John Legend Tour Dates

Jun 27 – Heritage Landing – Muskegon, MI
Jun 28 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
Jun 30 – Fabulous Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO
Jul 2 – Harrah’s Event Center at Harrah’s Casino Tunica – Robinsonville, MS
Jul 3 – Louisiana Superdome – New Orleans, LA
Jul 5 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Jul 8 – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall – Fort Myers, FL
Jul 9 – Seminole Hard Rock Live – Hollywood, FL
Jul 11 – North Charleston Performing Arts Center – North Charleston, SC
Jul 12 – Koka Booth Amohitheatre at Regency Park – Cary, NC
Jul 14 – Ntelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
Jul 15 – Charlottesville Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA
Jul 17 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Jul 18 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
Jul 19 – Seminole Hard Rock Live – Hollywood, FL
Jul 20 – Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park – Highland Park, IL
Jul 21 – Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park – Highland Park, IL
Jul 22 – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN
Jul 24 – Horseshoe Southern Indiana – Elizabeth, IN
Jul 28 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Jul 29 – Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences – Charleston, WV
Jul 31 – Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH
Aug 1 – The Nautica Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
Aug 3 – Riverplex Amphitheatre at Sandcastle – West Homestead, PA
Aug 5 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 7 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
Aug 8 – MGM Grand Theater – Mashantucket, CT
Aug 10 – Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
Aug 12 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ
Aug 13 – Madison Square Garden Arena – New York, NY
Aug 15 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 21 – Orpheum Theatre – Omaha, NE
Aug 22 – Ameristar Hotel & Casino – Kansas City, MO
Aug 24 – SpiritBank Event Center – Tulsa, OK
Aug 28 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA
Aug 29 – Maryhill Winery Amphitheater – Goldendale, WA
Sep 1 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 4 – Raley Field – West Sacramento, CA
Sep 5 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 6 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
Sep 10 – Castle Theater – Kahului, HI
Sep 12 – Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall – Honolulu, HI
Sep 15 – Table Mountain Casino – Friant, CA
Sep 16 – Humprhey’s Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA
Sep 18 – Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 20 – Tucson Music Hall – Tucson, AZ
Sep 25 – Beau Rivage Theatre – Biloxi, MS
Sep 28 – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts – Salina, KS
Sep 30 – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX
Oct 2 – Zilker Park – Austin, TX

Blondie extends “Call Me Invincible” tour with Benatar and The Donnas

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Blondie, having already had plans to tour the U.S with fellow female singer Pat Benatar, has just announced that she will be adding the all girl group, The Donnas, as special guests for most of the performances of the tour.

Since the initial itinerary, 21 shows have been added to the tour lineup, most of them featuring all three musical acts, one featuring just Blondie and Benatar, and some just Blondie. The tour begins on July 18th in Oakville, CA with a performance by only Blondie, and will continue until September 2nd when the last show will be performed in Tuscon, AZ, again with Blondie as the lone act. But rest assured, most of the dates inbetween the start and finish of the tour will feature Pat Benatar and The Donnas.

While Blondie has not released an album since 2003’s “The Curse of Blondie,” supporting act Pat Benatar released a two-disc, 40-song set titled “Ultimate Collection” last summer, and The Donnas are set to release their new album “Greatest Hits Vol.16” July 7th.

Blondie U.S Tour Dates

Jul 18 – Robert Mondavi Winery – Oakville, CA (Blondie only)
Jul 19 – Britt Pavilion – Jacksonville, OR (Blondie only)
Jul 22 – The Concerts at Wente Vineyards – Livermore, CA (Blondie and Pat Benatar only)
Jul 25 – Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino – Lemoore, CA
Jul 26 – Pacific Amphitheatre – Costa Mesa, CA
Jul 28 – Dodge Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Jul 29 – Isleta Casino & Resort – Albuquerque, NM
Aug 1 – Mud Island Amphitheatre – Memphis, TN
Aug 2 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Aug 4 – Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Aug 5 – Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion – Gilford, NH
Aug 7 – Sands Riverplace – Bethlehem, PA
Aug 8 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
Aug 10 – The Community Theatre at The Mayo Center for the Performing Arts – Morristown, NJ (Blondie only)
Aug 11 – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
Aug 13 – Asser Levy Park at Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY
Aug 15 – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend – Cincinnati, OH
Aug 17 – Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park – Highland Park, IL
Aug 18 – The Crossroads – Kansas City, MO (Blondie only)
Aug 20 – Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX
Aug 22 – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Biloxi, MS
Aug 23 – Arena Theater – Houston, TX
Aug 25 – Pike’s Peak Center – Colorado Springs, CO (Blondie only)
Aug 26 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO (Blondie only)
Aug 28 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Reno, NV (Blondie only)
Aug 29 – Peppermill Wendover Casino – West Wendover, NV (Blondie only)
Aug 31 – Quechan Casino Resort – Winterhaven, CA (Blondie only)
Sep 1 – Pure Nightclub at Ceasar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV (Blondie only)
Sep 2 – Desert Diamond Casino – Tucson, AZ (Blondie only)

Journey extends planned U.S summer tour

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Iconic classic rock group Journey is currently nearing the end of the European leg of their summer tour, and before even touching back down on U.S soil, they have announced a handful of new shows to carry them through September.

The band will kick off their stint in the U.S on July 16th in Walker, MN and continue throughout the summer before playing their final show on September 30th in Oklahoma City, OK, bringing the total number of performances on their U.S itinerary to 43.

Best known for their 80’s hits “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Seperate Ways,” the former having become the most downloaded song in music history according to SoundScan, Journey continues to promote last year’s three-disc release “Revelations,” featuring re-recorded hits, new music, and a live concert DVD.

Journey U.S Tour Dates

Jul 16 – Moondance Jam – Walker, MN
Jul 18 – Chippewa Valley Rock Festival – Cadott, WI
Jul 19 – Sioux Falls Arena – Sioux Falls, SD
Jul 21 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
Jul 23 – California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles, CA
Jul 25 – Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
Jul 26 – Boise State University – Boise, ID
Jul 29 – Pala Casino – Pala, CA
Jul 30 – Pala Casino – Pala, CA
Aug 1 – San Manuel Amphitheatre – San Bernardino, CA
Aug 2 – Anselmo Valencia Center – Tucson, AZ
Aug 4 – CenturyTel Center – Bossier City, LA
Aug 5 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Aug 7 – WinStar Casino – Thackerville, OK
Aug 8 – Mud Island Amphitheatre – Memphis, TN
Aug 16 – Indiana State Fair – Indianapolis, IN
Aug 18 – Rockford Metro Centre – Rockford, IL
Aug 20 – Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Aug 21 – State Fair – Louisville, KY
Aug 23 – State Fair – Des Moines, IA
Aug 25 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 26 – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
Aug 29 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
Aug 31 – Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Sep 2 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Sep 4 – The Borgata – Atlantic City, NJ
Sep 5 – The Borgata – Atlantic City, NJ
Sep 7 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Sep 9 – 1st Mariner Arena – Baltimore, MD
Sep 10 – Sovereign Center – Reading, PA
Sep 12 – Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, NH
Sep 13 – Chevrolet Theatre – Wallingford, CT
Sep 15 – Richmond Coliseum – Richmond, VA
Sep 16 – Eastern Kentucky Expo Center – Pikeville, KY
Sep 18 – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
Sep 19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
Sep 21 – Pensacola Civic Center – Pensacola, FL
Sep 23 – Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
Sep 24 – Hard Rock Live – Hollywood, FL
Sep 26 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
Sep 27 – Ford Pavilion – Beaumont, TX
Sep 29 – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
Sep 30 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK

Outside Lands festival in San Francisco feautres amazing lineup

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Outside Lands, an outdoor festival held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from Aug 28-30, has just announced the daily lineups, as well as the sale of single-day tickets for those unable to make it to all three stellar days.

Presented by Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill Presents in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, this marks only the second annual Outside Lands festival, and already the show is pullig in big-name acts. The three main headliners include Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys, with popular supporting acts such as Incubus, Black Eyed Peas, and M.I.A. The list of quality performers goes on and on, and the setlist continues to grow as the festival website has also just announced the participation of Autolux, Street Sweeper Social Club, Infantree, Alpha Blondy, and Cage The Elephant.

The Outside Lands festival is sure to satisfy fans of all music, from hard-rockers to metal heads, to alternative and indie; there is surely an act suited for your tastes. Three-day Outside Lands tickets are available now, with single-day tickets going on sale June 21st. Check out the current, full list of performers below, or visit the official Outside Lands website.

Outside Lands Concert Lineup

Friday: Pearl Jam, Incubus, Thievery Corporation, Tom Jones, Silversun Pickups, The National, Q-Tip, Built To Spill, Midnite, Kinky, Tea Leaf Green, Autolux, The Dodos, Los Campensinos!, Akron/Family, The Duke Spirit, Zee Avi, Blind Pilot, SambaDa, West Indian Girl

Saturday: Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, Jason Mraz, TV on the Radio, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Mastodon, Raphael, Saadiq, Os Mutantes, Street Sweeper Social Club, JJ Grey & Mofro, Deerhunter, Lila Downs, Zion I, Bat For Lashes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Groundation, Dengue Fever, The Dirtbombs
Portugal. The Man, Ryan Bingham, Extra Golden, Infantree

Sunday: Beastie Boys, M.I.A, Ween, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, The Dead Weather, Atmosphere, Lucinda Williams , Alpha Blondy, Brett Dennen, The Avett Brothers, Calexico, Bettye LaVette, Heartless Bastards, Cage The Elephant, Lenka, John Vanderslice, Matt & Kim, The Morning Benders, Darondo with Nino Moschella, Big Light