Archive for February, 2010

Carrie Underwood Extends Play On Tour

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Carrie Underwood

Country music starlet, Carrie Underwood, recently added two Canadian dates to her already extensive “Play On” tour. She begins touring on March 11, at the Sovereign Center in Pennsylvania to promote her third album, Play On, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart in November, 2009. The album has already sold over one million copies making it certified platinum.

Underwood’s musical success has skyrocketed since winning American Idol back in 2005. She has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, won multiple Grammys, and named Coutry Music Female Vocalist of the Year three times. Her first album, Some Hearts, was the most commercially successful debut ever to come from a country artist.

You will not want to miss the powerful voice of Carrie Underwood. For Carrie Underwood tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or ShowTimeTickets.com.

For a full list of North American dates, check the listings below. And remember to continue checking back with us for information on other upcoming concerts in your area.

Canada Tour Dates:
Hamilton Carrie Underwood Tickets: Mar. 23 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON
Kanata Carrie Underwood Tickets: Mar. 24 – Scotiabank Place, Kanata, ON
Winnipeg Carrie Underwood Tickets: Jun. 18 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Saskatoon Carrie Underwood Tickets: Jun. 20 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK

U.S. Tour Dates:
Mar. 11 – Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
Mar. 12 – Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Mar. 13 – Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Mar. 15 – Cumverland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
Mar. 16 – Arena At Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT
Mar. 19 – Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
Mar. 20 – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Ledyard, CT
Mar. 21 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Mar. 26 – Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton, NJ
Mar. 27 – Mullins Center, Amherst, MA
Mar. 29 – Wachovia Arena, Wilkes Barre, PA
Mar. 31 – Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY
Apr. 1 – Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr. 3 – Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville, KY
Apr. 6 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
Apr. 7 – Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL
Apr. 9 – Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 10 – Rockford Metro Centre, Rockford, IL
Apr. 12 – Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
Apr. 13 – The Dow Event Center, Saginaw, MI
Apr. 14 – Jack Breslin Arena, East Lansing, MI
Apr. 23 – Can Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Apr. 24 – Lucas County Arena, Toledo, OH
Apr. 25 – U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
Apr. 27 – Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
Apr. 28 – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV
Apr. 30 – Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, NC
May 1 – Colonial Center, Columbia, SC
May 2 – James Brown Arena, Augusta, GA
May 4 – Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
May 5 – Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL
May 7 – UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
May 8 – Cajundome, Lafayette, LA
May 10 – Ford Arena, Beaumont, TX
May 12 – Erwin Center, Austin, TX
May 13 – American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX
May 15 – TCC Arena, Tucson, AZ
May 18 – Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA
May 20 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
May 21 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
May 22 – The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
May 29 – Everett Events Center, Everett, WA
May 30 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
Jun. 13 – Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Jul. 4 – Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 2 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Eric Clapton Kicks Off 2010 Tour

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Blues-rock guitar legend, Eric Clapton, will be launching an international tour beginning in February at the O2 Arena in London. He will be performing with Jeff Beck of the Yardbirds while touring in North America, and Roger Daltrey of The Who while in the U.K.

At an early age, Clapton became engrossed in Blues music. Inspired by musicians like Robert Johnson, he studied the history, learned the art, and became an expert. In an interview with BBC, he describes an emotional attachment he feels to the genre.

The Blues are what I’ve turned to, what has given me inspiration and relief in all the trials of my life.”

In his forty-plus year career, Clapton has become a multi-platinum artist with eighteen Grammys and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status. He is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time.

Don’t miss your chance to see Eric Clapton perform in your city. For Eric Clapton tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out.

For a full list of dates, check the listings below. And remember to continue checking back with us for information on other upcoming concerts in your area.

Canada Tour Dates:
Toronto Eric Clapton Tickets: Feb. 21 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Montreal Eric Clapton Tickets: Feb. 22 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

U.S. Tour Dates:
Feb. 18 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Feb. 19 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Feb. 25 – Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 27 – Sommet Center, Nashville, TN
Feb. 28 – BJCC Arena, Birmingham, AL
Mar. 2 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Mar. 3 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Mar. 5 – Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN
Mar. 6 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
Mar. 8 – RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
Mar. 9 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
Mar. 10 – BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
Mar. 11 – Bank Atlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 13 – Amway Arena, Orlando, FL

U.K. Tour Dates:
Feb. 13 – O2 Arena, London, U.K.
Feb. 14 – O2 Arena, London, U.K.
May 18 – NEC Arena, Birmingham, U.K.
May 20 – Wembley Arena, London, U.K.

Taylor Swift, Still on Top

Friday, February 5th, 2010

On the heels of multiple Grammy wins, American country music artist, Taylor Swift has received some harsh criticism for her recent Grammy performance with rock legend, Stevie Nicks. After watching the performance myself, I must say it wasn’t her best. That being said, I still think the naysayers have it all wrong. I think she genuinely deserves her place in the spotlight.
There is a reason she has seen staggering success. Swift is a very talented songwriter, who appeals to people across the board.  She doesn’t cover heavy subject matter. Instead, she writes autobiographically inspired lyrics that are youthful and relatable. Beyond her megastar status, she seems like a regular person, and communicates that to her supporters.
It is that connection that has brought in a new listenership to country music. Swift is young, and has generated a young female audience for a genre that was otherwise lacking in that demographic. As a country music artist, she has reached a wide-ranging fan-base.
Taylor has moved beyond country charts to see pop success. She is not the first to straddle the line between country and pop, but is arguably the most successful. She has had two singles go to number one on the pop charts. Her 2008 release, Fearless, spent eleven weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, and has just been awarded the Grammy for “Album of the Year.”
Swift has also received much praise from her “first love”, the country music industry. In 2009, she swept the country music awards winning “Video of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Female Vocalist of the Year,” and “Entertainer of the Year.” She also became the youngest recipient of the American Music Award for “Artist of the Year.”
Find out for yourself just how talented Taylor Swift truly is. She will be touring North America from March through June with two stops scheduled for Ontario. For Taylor Swift tickets, visit Showtimetickets.com.

Megadeth Rust in Peace Anniversary Tour

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Heavy metal fans were left disappointed by the recent cancellation of the much anticipated American Carnage joint tour by Megadeth and Slayer. This is the second cancellation from the co-headliners due to the medical problems of Slayer’s Tom Araya.
In the wake of the let down, American heavy metal thrashers, Megadeth, have announced a spring tour including supporting groups Testament and Exodus. The tour is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Megadeth’s platinum-selling fourth studio release, Rust in Peace. At the time, this was the band’s most commercially successful effort.
Megadeth has released twelve albums total. Their most recent album, End Game, was releaed in 2009. The album sold 45,000 copies in its first week, and debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. The band has sold nearly twenty-five million albums worldwide, making them one of the most commerically successful heavy metal bands of all time.
Founding member, Dave Mustaine, takes the band on the road beginning March 1 in Spokane, Washington. Megadeth has also rescheduled the American Carnage tour with Slayer with dates planned for late summer.
For Megadeth tickets, visit ShowTimeTickets.com.

Michael Buble Embarks on Ambitious Tour

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

British Columbia’s own, Michael Buble, is in high demand these days. Achieving multiple Junos and two Grammys, Buble has spent the last decade working his way up the charts. Next month, he embarks on an ambitious tour to promote his newest album, Crazy Love.

“My songs have always been about love… But this time it was a little more extreme, and I dug deeper, way deeper,” said Buble of the album.

Crazy Love is a departure from his jazzy norm. The big band sound is still evident, but this album adds a pop element that gives his swingy Sinatra style more of an edge.

The tour kicks off March 10th at Amway Theatre in Orlando, Florida, and will continue through summer with the final show at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC on August 20th.

For a full list of Canada dates, check the listings below. Michael Buble tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out. And remember to continue checking back for more information on ticket sales for other upcoming shows.

Canada Tour Dates:

Montreal Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 5 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Ottawa Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 7 – Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON
London Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 9 – John Labatt Centre, London, ON
Toronto Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 10 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Winnipeg Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 13 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Saskatoon Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 14 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Calgary Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 17 – Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Vancouver Michael Buble Tickets: Aug. 20 – General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC

U.S. Tour Dates:

Mar. 10 – Amway Arena, Orlando, FL
Mar. 12 – Bank Atlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 13 – St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
Mar. 14 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
Mar. 16 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 17 – Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 19 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Mar. 20 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Mar. 23 – Wolstein Center, Cleveland, OH
Mar. 24 – U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 25 – Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
Mar. 27 – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
Mar. 28 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Mar. 30 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
Mar. 31 – E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 2 – Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA
Apr. 6 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Apr. 8 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Apr. 9 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Jun. 22 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Jun. 23 – InTrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
Jun. 25 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
Jun. 27 – Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha, NE
Jun. 30 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
Jul. 2 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Jul. 3 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Jul. 6 – Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
Jul. 7 – Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA
Jul. 9 – RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

U.K. Tour Dates:

May 6 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield UK
May 8 – S.E.C.C., Glasgow, UK
May 9 – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK
May 11 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
May 12 – Newcastle Metroradio Arena, Newcastle, UK
May 14 – LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
May 15 – O2 Arena, London, UK
May 16 – O2 Arena, London, UK

Other Tour Dates:

May 18 – Bercy Arena, Paris, France
May 19 – Gelredome Arnheim, Arnheim, Netherlands
May 22 – Arena Verona, Verona, Italy
May 23 – Mediolanumforum, Milano, Italy
May 25 – Olympiahalle Munchen, Munchen, Germany
May 26 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
May 28 – O2 World, Berlin, Germany
May 30 – Sportpalaeis, Antwerp, Belgium
May 31 – KoPi Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Jun. 1 – Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany

Barenaked Ladies Tour Canada

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Ontario’s own, Barenaked Ladies, are touring across Canada to promote their newest album, All in Good Time, beginning April 6th in Victoria. The album is set to release in March of this year, and is the first album produced since the departure of band co-founder Steven Page in early 2009.

“This is a really important record for us and we’re really proud of it,” Band co-founder Ed Robertson said in a statement. “We’re redefining who we are, and how we communicate as a band, and as friends. The album has an emotional rawness to it that we may have shied away from in the past. We can’t wait to play these songs live.”

The Barenaked Ladies are known for their fun and quirky disposition, and energetic live shows. According to the remaining foursome, that hasn’t changed. In fact, the guys say that the new album has rekindled creative energy among them, and they are feeling as solid as ever.

You can listen to “You Run Away,” the first single from All in Good Time here.

Barenaked Ladies will begin their tour on April 6 in Victoria, and continue to play across Canada with the final show taking place in Oshawa, Ontario on May 1st. The band will also perform this month at the 2010 Olympic Victory Ceremonies at BC Place in Vancouver, BC.

For a full list of Canada dates, check the listings below. Barenaked Ladies tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out. And remember to continue checking back for more information on ticket sales for other upcoming shows.

Canada Tour Dates:

Vancouver Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Feb. 16 – 2010 Victory Ceremonies, BC Place, Vancouver, BC
Victoria Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 6 – Save On Foods Centre, Victoria, BC
Calgary Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 8 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
Saskatoon Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 12 – TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
Regina Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr.13 – Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, SK
Edmonton Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr.14 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
London Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 17 – John Labatt Centre, London, ON
Kingston Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 20 – OLG 1000 Islands Casino Theatre @ K-Rock Centre, Kingston, ON
Halifax Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 24 – Metro Centre, Halifax, NS
Hamilton Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 28 – Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON
Montreal Barenaked Ladies Tickets: Apr. 30 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Oshawa Barenaked Ladies Tickets: May 1 – General Motors Centre, Oshawa, ON