Posts Tagged ‘Concert Reunion’

Phish reunion tour nearing first show

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

In preparation for their reunion tour — their first in over five years — that is just around the corner, Phish has just released a new track from their upcoming as-yet-untitled album, called “Times Turns Elastic.” The new album is set to be released during the summer, amidst their tour which will begin on May 31st in Boston, MA at Fenway Park, and end on August 16th in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The band garnered quite a bit of attention with rumors concerning their possible reunion, and surprised fans when they announced three shows for early March. Phish soon announced a full blown tour, consisting of thirteen dates throughout the summer, and later announced an additional twelve dates as a late summer leg.

The tour begins next week as the band hits Boston, the first of 19 cities and 24 concerts. Be sure to check the listings below for the nearest Phish concert.

American Phish Tour Dates

May 31 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA
Jun 4, 5 – Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
Jun 6 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Jun 7 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Jun 9 – Asheville Civic Center – Asheville, NC
Jun 12, 14 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
Jun 16 – Fox Theatre – St Louis, MO
Jun 18 – Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Jun 19 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Jun 20, 21 – Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI
Jul 30, 31 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug 1, 2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug 5 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Aug 7, 8 – The Gorge – George, WA
Aug 11 – Toyota Park – Chicago, IL
Aug 13 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Lake, NY
Aug 14 – Meadows Music Theater – Hartford, CT
Aug 15 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Aug 16 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY

Blink 182: reunited and touring!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Blink 182 members Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis barker are set to tour over the course of this summer as they reunite nearly five years after splitting up, playing a total of 47 cities over the three month reunion tour. The tour begins July 24th in Las Vegas and continues to October 3 in Atlantic City, with an eight show stint in Canada through July and August.

Best known for their late-90’s hits such as “What’s My Age Again?,” “All The Small Things,” and “The Rock Show,” Blink 182 hasn’t actually released any new music since their self-titled album in 2003, but that isn’t stopping them from trying to give their fans an amazing experience: “After a four year break, we’re ready to get out on the road and play what we hope will be the most amazing tour of the season,” said Hoppus.

Not only has the band worked hard with promoters to ensure the Blink 182 tickets remain affordable, but the all-star lineup of bands touring with the trio will make every ticket worth the price of entry. Fans can expect sets from Weezer, Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Panic at the Disco, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth and Chester French, playing at selected stops on the tour.

Blink 182 Canadian Tour Dates

Vancouver Blink 182 Tickets: Tue, Jul 28 – General Motors Place – Vancouver, British Columbia
Calgary Blink 182 Tickets: Thu, Jul 30 – Pengrowth Saddledome – Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton Blink 182 Tickets: Fri, Jul 31 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, Alberta
Saskatoon Blink 182 Tickets: Sat, Aug 1 – Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Winnipeg Blink 182 Tickets: Sun, Aug 2 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Quebec City Blink 182 Tickets: Fri, Aug 7 – Quebec Colisee Pepsi – Quebec City, Quebec
Montreal Blink 182 Tickets: Sat, Aug 8 – Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec
Toronto Blink 182 Tickets: Sun, Aug 23 – The Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, Ontario

Blink 182 U.S. Tour Dates

Fri, Jul 24 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
Tue, Aug 4 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
Thu, Aug 6 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Wed, Aug 12 – The Star Pavilion at Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Thu, Aug 13 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Fri, Aug 14 – Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Sat, Aug 15 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Sun, Aug 16 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
Tue, Aug 18 – Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN
Thu, Aug 20 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Fri, Aug 21 – Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
Sat, Aug 22 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Tue, Aug 25 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Thu, Aug 27 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Fri, Aug 28 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Sat, Aug 29 – New England Dodge Music Center – Hartford, CT
Sun, Aug 30 – TBD – Washington, DC
Mon, Aug 31 – Nikon Theater at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
Wed, Sep 2 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Thu, Sep 3 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis – Maryland Heights, MO
Fri, Sep 4 – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone – Bonner Springs, KS
Sun, Sep 6 – Fiddlers Green Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
Mon, Sep 7 – David O. McKay Events Center – Orem, UT
Thu, Sep 10 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
Sat, Sep 12 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Wheatland, CA
Sun, Sep 13 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Mon, Sep 14 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
Wed, Sep 16 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Thu, Sep 17 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
Sat, Sep 19 – Tempe Beach Park – Tempe, AZ
Mon, Sep 21 – Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Wed, Sep 23 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
Thu, Sep 24 – Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
Sat, Sep 26 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Sun, Sep 27 – Ford Amphitheater at State Fairgrounds – Tampa, FL
Tue, Sep 29 – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Thu, Oct 1 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Fri, Oct 2 – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Sat, Oct 3 – Borgata Events Center – Atlantic City, NJ

Top 10 American Idol contestants hit the road!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

This is… American Idols Live!

Once again, the top 10 contestants from America’s #1 show will be travelling across the United States — and two Canadian cities — to showcase their abilities on stage, and why they could be the next American Idol. 19 Entertainment Founder/CEO and American Idol creator Simon Fuller announced today that tickets for the tour will go on sale May 9th (this Saturday!), giving fans the opportunity to see their favourite Idols from season eight perform live in their hometown! This season’s Top 10 contestants who will be performing are: Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre. For more information on the tour and tickets, visit the American Idol homepage, and be sure to get your Vancouver American Idols Live! tickets!

ShowTimeTickets… out!

Canadian American Idols Live! Tour Dates

Vancouver American Idols Live! Tickets: Wed, Jul 8 – General Motors Place – Vancouver, BC
Hamilton American Idols Live! Tickets: Fri, Aug 14 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON

American American Idols Live! Tour Dates

Sun, Jul 5 – Rose Garden Arena – Portland, OR
Tue, Jul 7 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
Fri, Jul 10 – ARCO Arena – Sacramento, CA
Sat, Jul 11 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
Sun, Jul 12 – HP Pavilion at San Jose – San Jose, CA
Tue, Jul 14 – E Center – Salt Lake City, UT
Thu, Jul 16 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Fri, Jul 17 – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
Sat, Jul 18 – San Diego Sports Arena – San Diego, CA
Sat, Jul 18 – San Diego Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
Mon, Jul 20 – Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ
Thu, Jul 23 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Fri, Jul 24 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Sat, Jul 25 – Alltel Arena – North Little Rock, AR
Sun, Jul 26 – Fedex Forum – Memphis, TN
Tue, Jul 28 – St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
Wed, Jul 29 – BankAtlantic Center – Sunrise, FL
Wed, 29 Jul – Bank Atlantic Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fri, Jul 31- The Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
Sat, Aug 1 – Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC
Sun, Aug 2 – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
Tue, Aug 4 – Verizon Center Washington – Washington, DC
Wed, Aug 5 – 1st Mariner Arena – Baltimore, MD
Fri, Aug 7 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
Sat, Aug 8 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Tue, Aug 11 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Sat, Aug 15 – Blue Cross Arena – Rochester, NY
Sun, Aug 16 – XL Center – Hartford, CT
Tue, Aug 18 – TD Banknorth Garden – Boston, MA
Wed, Aug 19 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Thu, Aug 20 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
Sat, Aug 22 – Mellon Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Sun, Aug 23 – Wolstein Center – Cleveland, OH
Tue, Aug 25 – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
Wed, Aug 26 – Palace Of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Fri, Aug 28 – Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
Sat, Aug 29 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
Sun, Aug 30 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Tue, Sep 1 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
Wed, Sep 2 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
Fri, Sep 4 – Alliant Energy Coliseum – Madison, WI
Sat, Sep 5 – Conseco Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
Sun, Sep 6 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
Tue, Sep 8 – Sovereign Center – Reading, PA
Wed, Sep 9 – Wachovia Arena – Wilkes Barre, PA
Thu, Sep 10 – Arena At Harbor Yard – Bridgeport, CT
Sat, Sep 12 – Cumberland County Civic Center – Portland, ME
Sun, Sep 13 – Dunkin Donuts Center – Providence, RI
Mon, Sep 14 – OnCenter – Syracuse, NY
Tue, Sep 15 – Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, NH

The “Mac” is Back!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Fleetwood Mac are back on the road with their 2009 “Unleashed: Hits Tour” after a 5-year hiatus!

Kicking off in March, the rock and roll hall of famers’ latest tour will feature the band’s greatest hits over their illustrious 32-year career. The current incarnation of Fleetwood Mac consists of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham. With the exception of McVie’s wife Christine, this is the same group that brought you the amazing Rumours album and hits like “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop” and “Go Your Own Way”.

After 5 long years, Fleetwood Mac are set to hit the road for their 44-show “Unleashed: Hits Tour” beginning in March. Tour dates were nearly sold out the moment they were announced in December; with 29 new shows recently added, this is your last chance to catch the legendary Grammy-award winning rockers live!

Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009 Canadian Tour Dates:
March 17 – Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
March 23 – Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
March 25 – Montreal, QCBell Centre
March 26 – Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
May 12 – Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
May 13 – Edmonton, ABRexall Place
May 15 – Vancouver, BCGM Place

Stone Temple Pilots Reunite in Vancouver!

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

This past weekend I experienced what I expect to be the first concert of many “reunion” tours of bands of my youth.

The Stone Temple Pilots came out when I was just starting to determine my musical identity. Up until the early 90’s, I really only listened to whatever my Dad listened to (which I am very thankful for, as he gave me a very well versed musical education), but the 90’s were my time to break away and listen to whatever music he hated!

Fronted by my favourite troubled rock star, Scott Weiland, STP dominated the 90’s, racking up 15 singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy in 1994 for “Plush,” and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide. STP disbanded in 2003, while Weiland attempted a solo-project before joining Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum of Guns n’ Roses to form Velvet Revolver.

While I ended up getting tickets to both of Velvet Revolver’s stops in Vancouver. The first time, I’ll admit was exciting, as I was swept away in the thrill of seeing Scott Weiland, Slash and Duff; while the second time, I was pretty bored unless they were playing STP or GNR songs. Hearing a few STP songs live, made me yearn for a reunion, but I had given up that dream a long time ago, so when I heard that there were infact getting back together I was exstatic.

Marking the first national tour for Stone Temple Pilots in almost eight years, I was expecting a crazy crowd, but instead, found that there was an oddly laidback feel to the show, but the kind of laidback feel that’s somehow really comforting. You could feel that everyone was excited to be there and that most, like me, had been waiting a long time for this moment.

STP opened their set with a slightly jazzed-up Big Empty, which I found to be a bit slow to kick the show off, but they quickly followed with hits Wicked Garden, Big Bang Baby and Vasoline. Since I had seen Weiland before and had a refernce to compare his performace to, I couldn’t help but notice that he was “half the man he used to be.” For someone who hadn’t seen them before he may have seemed full of energy, but compared to his performances with Velvet Revolver, he seem toned down. Maybe it’s the lack of drugs in his system (rumour has it he has a baby-sitter keeping him in check this tour due to his troubled past), or maybe it was just the whole mellow vibe of the night. He was still entertaining with his tai chi style dance moves but this time he managed to remain fully clothed…

Weiland aside, the DeLeo brothers were in top form and seemed sincerely appreciative of the crowd’s response. Bassist Rob DeLeo has got to be one of the coolest guys I’ve ever seen. Dressed in an all-black three-piece suit, with, what appeared to be white snakeskin shoes, his laid back style of playing makes him seem like he’s the one running the show.

As for the crowd, I’ve rarely had the opportunity to look down on a mosh pit before and I have to say it was hilarious. It’s as if the guys in the crowd revert to their cavemen days and are partaking in some sort of ritual. They shove and crash into each other, sweaty and shirtless until the song ends, then give each other quick hugs and pats before taking on the next round. Even through slow songs like “Sour Girl” they crashed around in slow motion – possibly one of the funniest things I’ve seen in awhile.

It wasn’t the best show I’ve ever seen, as far as performances go, but it was certainly one of my most enjoyable and nostalgic. Anxiously awaiting the next song and cheering with joy when it was one of my “had to hears” it was certainly worth the price of admission. I’m happy to cross the Stone Temple Pilots off my list and look forward to more “reunion” tours in the future.

Vancouver Set List

  • Big Empty
  • Wicked Garden
  • Big Bang Baby
  • Silvergun Superman
  • Vasoline
  • Lounge Fly
  • Lady Picture Show
  • Sour Girl
  • Creep
  • Crackerman
  • Plush
  • Interstate Love Song
  • Too Cool Queenie
  • Down
  • Sex Type Thing
  • Sin

    Encore

  • Dead And Bloated
  • Trippin’On A Hole In A Paper Heart
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