Riding the success of his hit single “Locked Out Of Heaven” and the release of his second album last December, Bruno Mars is going back on tour this summer. The Grammy-Award winning singer announced dates and cities for the Moonshine Jungle World Tour last week, which will see him perform in cities all over North America and Europe starting this June. Joining him on tour will be Ellie Goulding and Fitz & the Tantrums.
A full list of dates can be seen on the singer’s website. Canadian cities on the tour include Toronto (July 3, Molson Amphitheatre), Montreal (July 5, Bell Centre), Calgary (July 17, Scotiabank Saddledome), Edmonton (July 18, Rexall Place), and Vancouver (July 20, Rogers Arena).
Following lots of speculation the past few weeks, the announcement came late Thursday on Jay-Z’s website confirming 12 cities whose stadiums will host the Legends of Summer tour. The tour begins July 17 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre and ends in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on August 16. The only other Canadian city on the tour is Vancouver, where fans will get to see the two music superstars at BC Place on July 31.
The tour’s announcement follows weeks of hype, news that the duo will headline London’s Wireless Festival, and the release of the single track “Suit & Tie”. Justin Timberlake’s first album in six years, The 20/20 Experience, is expected in stores on March 19.
The prayers of music fans in Western Canada have been answered. Legendary Canadian rock band and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush have added additional dates to their Clockwork Angels tour, which now includes summer stops in Vancouver and Calgary. Rush fans – and there are certainly many of them – initially decried the band’s omission of Western Canada for their first run of the tour last fall.
The new dates include July 24 in Calgary, followed by a July 26 appearance in Vancouver. Tickets go on sale February 22, but fans can buy Rush tickets in advance with ShowTimeTickets.com.
Fresh off her much talked-about halftime show at the Super Bowl, Beyonce Knowles is going back on tour in a big way. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will take the singer through Europe and 22 North American cities in 2013, beginning April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia. The North American stretch of the tour begins June 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles; dates for Latin America, Australia and Asia are still forthcoming.
It’s been three years since her last tour, and this tour marks the first big foray back into the public spotlight – Super Bowl notwithstanding – since Beyonce gave birth to her and husband Jay-Z’s first daughter.
For the full list of concert dates, you can check out this Pollstar article – Canadian dates include a Toronto concert for July 21 at the Air Canada Centre, and a Montreal date July 22 at the Bell Centre. Fans in Western Canada are out of luck for the time being, as no Vancouver or Calgary dates have been announced (yet).
Shuffle over, Tim McGraw – the Dixie Chicks are coming to town.
The best-selling female music group of all time will headline the summer concert lineup if the 2013 Calgary Stampede. Their performance is the latest big-name announcement in the annual Stampede’s Virgin Mobile concert series, as the Chicks join fellow country music superstar Tim McGraw on the card. The Dixie Chicks will be delighting crowds at the Scotiabank Saddledome on July 12, 2013.
The group has taken a break from performing for the past five years since releasing their last album Taking the Long way back in 2006 and running afoul with some U.S. country music stations after making critical remarks during the Iraq War. While the ensuing controversy and hiatus has dimmed their star somewhat, the Dixie Chicks are expected to be a hot ticket come July 12.
Presales for the Calgary concert are set to begin Tuesday morning, with the general onsale scheduled for Saturday February 9th. After their long hiatus, tickets for the Dixie Chicks are expected to be in high demand and will likely sell out quickly.
If you needed more proof that boy bands are on the comeback trail, The Package tour combining New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men should be pretty solid evidence. New Kids on the Block is scheduled to release a brand-new album, 10, in April and their new single Remix (I Like The) will debut at the end of January.
The shiny new tour includes concerts in 28 cities this summer, kicking off May 31, 2013 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Canadian dates include stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto (sorry Vancouver). Tickets are set to go on sale to the general public starting in February.