Archive for July, 2012

Texting fan gets called out at Iron Maiden concert

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

You might be allowed to bring your cell phone with you at a concert, but don’t let yourself get caught texting with it. At a concert in Indiana last week, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson called out a fan in no subtle terms who had apparently been texting for much of the night.

From the Sault Star:

The rockers were performing at the Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis when Dickinson spotted an audience member texting throughout much of the band’s set and called him out for his rude behaviour.

Pausing midway through the track Wasted Years, he shouted, “Oh, for f—‘s sake, the man (in) the white shirt, you’ve been texting for the last three f—ing songs! You’re a w–ker!”

The crowd roared with approval and the 53-year-old then carried on with the show.

Have you ever been annoyed by fans glued to their phones?

As for Iron Maiden, they continue their Maiden England North American tour with gigs in Western Canada this week before heading along the American West Coast to close out their concert dates. We’ve got tickets to all of Iron Maiden’s remaining gigs; don’t miss out!

Bob Dylan announces North American tour with Mark Knopfler

Friday, July 20th, 2012

By Kat

In conjunction with his latest album Tempest (which is set to release on September 11th), Bob Dylan announced that he and guest artist Mark Knopfler will tour North America later this fall. The sweeping new tour is Dylan’s first North American arena trip since 2006, and is in addition to dates that were already announced for smaller venues that ended September 8th.

You can read the full news release from Rolling Stone here.

Tickets to any of Bob Dylan’s new tour dates are available on, even if the show is sold out at the box office! (more…)

Ed Sheeran to play at Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre October 4th

Friday, July 13th, 2012

By Kat

Photo: Vancity Buzz

Vancouver fans of British muscian Ed Sheeran will have their chance to see him on his 2012 North American Tour on October 4th, 2012. His concert – originally scheduled for the Commodore Ballroom – has now been moved to the much larger, all-ages venue of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. You can get your Ed Sheeran tickets for his Vancouver date and gigs throughout his North American tour with

“Share it Maybe” with Cookie Monster?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

You’d have to live under a pretty big rock to not have heard – and be able to un-hear – Carly Rae Jepsen’s ridiculously-catchy single “Call Me Maybe”. It’s still up right up the top of the radio charts, and the official music video has garnered well over 15 million views.

Well you can chalk up another cover of the song to add to the collection that’s currently floating out there on YouTube (in company with Justin Bieber, the Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad, U.S. President Obama…it’s a big club!). Cookie Monster of Sesame Street has chipped in (pun intended) with his version of the song:

Cute and creative? Or should the song be put to bed already?

Of course, Carly Rae Jepsen has a lot more to offer than just her one single. Her second album Curiosity was released earlier this February, and she’ll be accompanying Justin Bieber on his BELIEVE tour that kicks off this September, starting in Glendale, Arizona. Tickets to all their concert dates can be purchased through

Jay-Z to Open New $1 Billion Barclays Center with Trio of Concerts

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

By Joyce

The new home of the Brooklyn Nets will be opened on September 28 with the first of three concerts by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. As part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z is the natural choice to open the new $1 billion Barclays Center. Other events scheduled at the new venue include:

October 2 – New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils (preseason)
October 3 – Journey
October 11 & 13 – Barbara Streisand
October 22 – Rush
November 12 – Justin Bieber
December 26 – WWE

Check out our listings for a full list of events for the Barclays Center.

Skrillex interviews with Rolling Stone

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

By Kat

Electronic dance music is the latest big thing on the music scene, and there aren’t too many musicians hotter than Skrillex nowadays. His schedule includes huge outdoor gigs such as Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot and the Budweiser Made in America Festival, and he continues his summer appearances with dates across Canada this July:

July 13 – Toronto (Historic Fort York)
July 14 – Ottawa (Ottawa Bluesfest/Lebreton Flats)
July 15 – Montreal (Parc Jean-Drapeau)
July 18 – Calgary (Shaw Millennium Park)
July 22 – Vancouver (Pacific Coliseum)

Be sure to check us out for tickets to Skrillex’s 2012 summer gigs!

Recently, the man himself had a chance to sit down with Rolling Stone to talk about the rise of electronic music and his role as arguably the most recognizable artist in the genre:

Rolling Stone: Q&A: Skrillex on the Future of Dance Music and Pitfalls of Fame