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Katy Perry Postpones Witness Tour Launch

Katy Perry’s WITNESS: The Tour will launch nearly two weeks late due to production delays. The tour, which was originally scheduled to begin Sept. 7 in Columbus, Ohio, will now kick off on September 19 at Montreal’s Bell Centre “to accommodate the complexity of the scope and enormous scale of this tour,” according to a press release. The rescheduled dates are listed below

“Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week,” said Katy Perry. “I’ll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show to be an experience I am proud to share with you. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but hope everyone who sees the show will agree it was worth the wait. My first show on WITNESS: The Tour will be in Montreal on September 19.” The North American arena tour is produced by AEG Presents.


Katy Perry has also revealed the tour’s opening acts. Noah Cyrus will join WITNESS: The Tour on September 19 – November 1, followed by Purity Ring on November 7 – December 20 and Carly Rae Jepsen on January 5 – February 5.

All tickets purchased for the original concert dates will be honored for the new date, refunds available at point of purchase.

Perry will host MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 27.

Katy Perry’s WITNESS: The Tour – North American Leg 2017
19-Sep Montreal Bell Centre Noah Cyrus*
21-Sep Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena Noah Cyrus
22-Sep Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena Noah Cyrus
24-Sep Columbus Schottenstein Center Noah Cyrus*
25-Sep Washington, DC Verizon Center Noah Cyrus
29-Sep Boston TD Garden Noah Cyrus
30-Sep Boston TD Garden Noah Cyrus
2-Oct New York Madison Square Garden Noah Cyrus
6-Oct New York Madison Square Garden Noah Cyrus
8-Oct Newark Prudential Center Noah Cyrus
9-Oct Quebec City Videotron Centre Noah Cyrus*
11-Oct Brooklyn Barclays Center Noah Cyrus
12-Oct Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center Noah Cyrus*
16-Oct Louisville KFC Yum! Center Noah Cyrus
18-Oct Nashville Bridgestone Arena Noah Cyrus
22-Oct St. Louis Scottrade Center Noah Cyrus
24-Oct Chicago United Center Noah Cyrus
25-Oct Chicago United Center Noah Cyrus
27-Oct Kansas City Sprint Center Noah Cyrus
31-Oct Toronto Air Canada Centre Noah Cyrus*
1-Nov Toronto Air Canada Centre Noah Cyrus*
7-Nov Los Angeles STAPLES Center Purity Ring
8-Nov Los Angeles STAPLES Center Purity Ring
10-Nov Los Angeles STAPLES Center Purity Ring
14-Nov San Jose SAP Center Purity Ring
24-Nov Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena Purity Ring
26-Nov Denver Pepsi Center Purity Ring
28-Nov Omaha CenturyLink Center Purity Ring
29-Nov Tulsa BOK Center Purity Ring
1-Dec St. Paul Xcel Energy Center Purity Ring
2-Dec Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena Purity Ring
4-Dec Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center Purity Ring
6-Dec Detroit Little Caesars Arena Purity Ring
7-Dec Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena Purity Ring
9-Dec Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse Purity Ring
10-Dec Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena Purity Ring
12-Dec Atlanta Philips Arena Purity Ring
15-Dec Tampa Amalie Arena Purity Ring
17-Dec Orlando Amway Center Purity Ring
20-Dec Miami AmericanAirlines Arena Purity Ring

5-Jan New Orleans Smoothie King Center Carly Rae Jepsen
7-Jan Houston Toyota Center Carly Rae Jepsen
10-Jan San Antonio AT&T Center Carly Rae Jepsen
12-Jan Little Rock Verizon Arena Carly Rae Jepsen
14-Jan Dallas American Airlines Center Carly Rae Jepsen
19-Jan Phoenix Gila River Arena Carly Rae Jepsen
20-Jan Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena Carly Rae Jepsen
31-Jan Sacramento Golden 1 Center Carly Rae Jepsen
2-Feb Portland Moda Center @ Rose Quarter Carly Rae Jepsen
3-Feb Tacoma Tacoma Dome Carly Rae Jepsen
5-Feb Vancouver Pepsi Live Rogers Arena Carly Rae Jepsen

Amazon could start selling event tickets in the US

Amazon might get into event ticket sales, according to a new report from Reuters. The commerce giant has eyed the space, which is largely dominated by Live Nation’s Ticketmaster in the U.S., and found it a space for plenty of potential opportunity, according to the outlet’s sources.

There’s definitely wiggle room on the side of consumer experience; Ticketmaster receives plenty of grief from customers for its fees and practices. And Reuters claims there’s appetite on the side of sports leagues, venue operators and sports teams, since they hope to grow ticket sales in general with some variety in distribution avenues.

Ticketmaster has managed so far to fend off potential upstart competitors, including ticketing platforms like Universe and Front Gate. Amazon, of course, is not a startup, and could carry considerably more weight. Plus, it already has relationships in place with key music industry players, and arguably one of the largest addressable customer bases with payment information on file ever amassed.

Reuters says that Amazon had talked to Ticketmaster about potential partnerships stateside, but that its sources claim those talks have stalled. Amazon has also talked to leagues about potential StubHub-style secondary market ticket resales, too, the report claims.

Where Amazon might have difficulty moving forward in this potential endeavor is around customer data. Venue and team owners want specific customer info to help them develop the right approach to marketing to their most lucrative customer demographics, but Reuters says Amazon has been reluctant to share said data in a prospective ticket sales partnership.

Ticket sales could end up being a potential additional driver for Prime memberships, too; you can imagine how Amazon would be able to secure reserved blocks for Prime members for high-demand events, open early pre-sales or offer other member-exclusive benefits. It’s a model already used by other membership-style programs, including American Express’ cardholder programs.

We’ve reached out to Amazon for a statement, but had not received a response as of publication time.

Foo Fighters Announce New Album & 2017 US Fall Tour

Rockers Foo Fighters will issue Concrete & Gold, the band’s ninth studio album, on September 15 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. Dave Grohl & Co. will accompany the record with a headlining appearance at Cal Jam 17 followed by a U.S. Fall Tour.

Foo Fighters teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink) for the first time to create Concrete & Gold. The band recently released its first single “Run” and there are 10 more tracks on the LP. “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” Grohl said.

Dave was looking to challenge the band with their ninth LP, “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” Foo Fighters enlisted Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) to mix and engineer. A statement said the recorded was conceived as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” and was recorded in secret at Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios.

Foo Fighters are expected to perform songs from Concrete & Gold in the U.S. for the first time at Cal Jam 17 on October 7 at the massive Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. The lineup also features Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler and White Reaper.

The band’s tour continues with a previously announced show at new Washington, D.C. venue The Anthem on October 12. From there, Grohl & Co bring the run to Richmond, Greensboro, Columbia, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham and New Orleans in October. A November leg includes stops in Madison, Champaign, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Wichita and Tulsa. Foo Fighters head west in December for visits to Fresno, Sacramento, Spokane, Eugene, Nampa, Billings, Casper and Salt Lake City.


Odesza has been a pioneer in the dance music scene, whether it’s their No Sleep mixes that you might’ve caught on to, or one of their previous gems of an album, Odesza is a common fan favorite. It has been some time since they have released new material as they’ve been busy touring the world and taking the festival circuits by storm. Since their last release of remix and deluxe packs of 2014s In Return they’ve revolutionized the meaning of a live set and made Red Rocks one of the most happening places in music. It is now time once again for new original production from the Seattle duo.

The hype had already been brewing from the late April dual track release of “Line Of Sight” and “Late Night.” The release came live broadcasted via two local radio stations in Seattle with the boys on air. They kept tight lips on the details of any upcoming album and plans around it. The two tracks were a sample of what’s to come for the A Moment Apart album, announced to be available on September 8.


To pair the news of the A Moment Apart release date, an international tour dubbed the A Moment Apart Tour will be kicking off September 3 in Seattle at Bumbershoot. They’ll be going all over the world for this one, so excuses will be limited as to why you couldn’t join the fun. Pre-sale tickets go live on Tuesday June 13 at 10:00am local time, and you must use the password APART for access. On top of all the excitement, two additional tracks were released on their Spotify album playlist. A review on The Nocturnal Times will follow promptly.


Harry Styles Expands Tour Into 2018

Harry Styles is expanding his world tour due to ticket demand in the wake of his debut solo record hitting No. 1 around the world.

The former One Direction frontman added 56 dates across five continents to his already sold-out world tour. The new dates will keep him on the road through July 2018.

Styles’ new dates begin in March in Basel, Switzerland, and will conclude in Los Angeles with a show at the Forum on July 13, 2018.

Country superstar Kacey Musgraves will support him on the North American leg of the tour, while soul crooner Leon Bridges will guest in South America and Mexico, and L.A.-based indie-rock outfit Warpaint are featured on the Asian leg.

His first dates, announced before he even released his self-titled debut, sold out in seconds. Those dates start in September, and will see him at more intimate venues like the Greek Theatre, which he plays on Sep. 20. MUNA will support him on those first dates.

Last month Styles’ self-titled debut album opened atop the charts around the world. The record topped the Billboard 200 album chart and made history as the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first full-length album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

Tickets for Styles’ new dates go on sale June 16. Fans are encouraged to sign up to Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program for the best shot at tickets.

LINKIN PARK Announces ‘One More Light’ North American Tour

LINKIN PARK announced the “One More Light” world tour today via Genius, a first for both the genre-defying band and the lyric annotation platform.

Produced by Live Nation, the “One More Light” world tour, with special guest Machine Gun Kelly, kicks off July 27 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center.

In an effort to put tickets into the hands of real fans, first access to tickets for the “One More Light” world tour will be reserved exclusively for fans – not scalpers or bots. The LINKIN PARK presale — powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan — will utilize unique fan-first technology to level the playing field and ensure fans compete against other fans for tickets, not software. The more you participate, the higher your spot in line and the better your access to tickets. LINKIN PARK fan club (LPU) members will get priority, but anyone can work their way to the top.

Pre-sale begins May 9. Fans and LPU members can register for the tour pre-sale right now at presale.linkinpark.com. General on-sale is set for May 12.

LINKIN PARK will release its highly anticipated seventh studio album, “One More Light”, on May 19 via Warner Bros. Records. The band’s risky creative choices — swinging wildly from song to song, album to album — are a hallmark of their career, and “One More Light” is no exception. Their most personal to date, the album is built on the stories of six voices coming clean about their lives and struggles, as if it were the first time. “One More Light” isn’t bigger, louder, or more avant-garde — it’s more human.

The “One More Light” world tour set list will combine the biggest hits of LINKIN PARK’s expansive career, as well as material from the new album, with all the intense high energy and passion the band is known for.

“Our fans know how much love we put into our live show,” says guitarist Brad Delson. “They know how much we enjoy the connection when we play a fan favorite on stage. The emotional and sonic content of this new batch of songs is going to bring a whole new dimension to the show.”

Every single full-priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a choice of a standard CD or standard digital copy of the “One More Light” album (a $10.99 value).

Also joining the tour in Boston, Philadelphia and Uncasville, is one of Japan’s most popular and electrifying live rock bands, ONE OK ROCK.

$1.00 from every full priced ticket sold on the tour will benefit Music For Relief, the charity foundation LINKIN PARK founded in 2005 to aid survivors of natural disasters and environmental protection.

Tour dates:

Jul. 27 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center *
Aug. 01 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion *
Aug. 02 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live *
Aug. 05 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
Aug. 07 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 17 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 19 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
Aug. 20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Aug. 23 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug. 25 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 28 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
Aug. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sep. 01 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Sep. 02 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena **
Oct. 15 – Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena **
Oct. 17 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State **
Oct. 18 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose **
Oct. 20 – San Diego, CA @Mattress Firm Amphitheatre **
Oct. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl **


Tom Petty: 40th Anniversary Tour Might Be ‘Last Big One’

In late November, just weeks after the 40th anniversary of their debut record landing on record store shelves, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers got together at their rehearsal space in L.A’s San Fernando Valley to jam, taking the first step toward their just-announced 2017 tour. “We mainly did cover songs,” says Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench. “When we get together we tend to do a lot of Chicago-style blues songs, but Tom was also making up songs on the spot. We were shaking off the rust.”

Joe Walsh to open most dates, Chris Stapleton to play select shows
The rust had built up after a three-year hiatus from touring (their longest break in 25 years), but the band will make up for lost time on April 20th when they kick off their 40th anniversary tour at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Center, staying on the road steadily through late August playing a mixture of arenas, festivals and the occasional stadium. “I’m thinking it may be the last trip around the country,” says Petty. “It’s very likely we’ll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don’t think so. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We’re all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”
As recently as June, Petty was planning to release a deluxe version of his 1994 solo LP Wildflowers next year, containing an entire bonus disc of unreleased material, and playing it all on a special tour. “The 40th anniversary kind of got in the way of that,” he says. “I looked at the tour they booked and it was all big places. The Wildflowers tour will have to be in smaller places because it’s just a lot of quiet and a lot of it is acoustic. It would be wrong to focus on one album for that tour.”
Without a new LP to promote, the band plans to dig deep into their archives next year, hitting each of their 13 albums and Petty’s three solo discs. From the late Nineties through the early 2010s the group leaned heavily on their many hits when they toured, along with a smattering of tunes from whatever their latest album was at the moment, but in 2013 they did a run of special theater shows at the Beacon in New York and the Fonda in Los Angeles that dramatically broadened the scope of their repertoire. “If I was a fan and they didn’t play ‘American Girl’ or ‘Free Fallin” I’d be disappointed,” says Petty. “But I want to continue with the vibe we had at the theater shows where we represented plenty of popular songs, but also give the longtime fans some really deep stuff, and we can change the show as much as we want from night to night.”
While nothing is definite at the moment, Petty is into the idea of playing the title track to 1978’s You’re Gonna Get It (unplayed since New Year’s Eve 1978) and the mournful “Room at the Top” from 1999’s Echo, while Tench wants to play the title track to Echo, the Damn the Torpedoes classic “Louisiana Rain” and “Stories We Could Tell,” an Everly Brothers song they released on their 1985 live album Pack Up the Plantation. Guitarist Mike Campbell, meanwhile, hopes to convince the group to break out break out “Fooled Again,” “Luna” and “Hurt,” all of which come from their first two albums.
Excluding drummer Stan Lynch, who left the Heartbreakers in 1994 after years of tension with Petty, everyone on those early records remains in the band. “We grew up together and we love playing together more than than playing with anybody else,” says Campbell. “We’ve been through so much together. I don’t want to name names, but a lot of bands go out together and they just don’t like each other. They’re making a lot of money and just clocking in. We’ve never been like that, and we have a chemistry and a telepathy between us that is really rare.”
Many of the deep cuts they hope to revive on the 40th anniversary tour are in regular rotation on Tom Petty Radio, a SiriusXM channel that has occupied much of Petty’s time since the end of the last Heartbreakers tour in 2014. Unlike Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Garth Brooks, all of whom have their own channels on the satellite radio service, Petty personally oversees the station, recording song intros at his own studio and even hosting the interview show Tom Talks to Cool People where he’s interviewed everyone from Micky Dolenz of the Monkees to Doors drummer John Densmore. “I’m in hog heaven with the radio thing,” Petty says. “I want to have the best rock & roll station in the world.”
Before rehearsals begin for the tour in March Petty plans on producing an album for original Byrds bassist Chris Hillman, but once that wraps all of his attention will turn to the live show, which will feature opening act Joe Walsh at many of the U.S. dates. His proclamation that this may be the last major tour is likely to generate a lot of attention among fans and the press, but even his own bandmates are dubious of the claim. “I’ve been hearing him say that of the past 10 years,” says Campbell. “It would be a shame to stop playing while we’re at the peak of our abilities.” Tench feels the same way. “I don’t know what’s on Tom’s mind,” he says, “because he certainly hasn’t said that to me.”
West Coast dates have yet to be announced, and as of now the only European date is a single show at London’s Hyde Park. “It’s just a matter of blocking out the time to go all the way over there and getting enough money to make it worthwhile with all our expenses,” says Campbell. “But I love going to Europe. I think we’ll probably go there again before we hang it up.” There’s also the matter of recording another studio album. “We’ll get around to that when we can,” says Petty. “But I’m in no hurry to do that now. I do have a contract where I owe my label a record every couple of years, but I always go over that and they always indulge me. I bring them over and show them what I’m working on so they know I’m not just doing nothing. They’re understanding.”
At the very least, Petty is already thinking about bringing Wildflowers on the road after the 40th anniversary tour winds down. “I started talking about that the other day and got a loud, ‘Shut up!'” he says. “Every time I bring it up it hits a wall somewhere. But we’re done in August. After that, it’s not out of the question I’d get the box set together and take it on the road to theaters before the end of the year.” The Heartbreakers are excited about the prospect. “I’d be more interested in an Echo tour than a Wildflowers one,” Tench says with a laugh. “But I love the idea of a Wildflowers tour. I think it’s brilliant. There’s just something about that record. Rick [Rubin]’s influence made it so spare and every little lick meant something. It was a very special record.”
In the meantime, they simply need to simply get though the 40th anniversary tour. “We’re very aware that time is finite,” says Petty. “At the end of the year we’ll say, ‘What do you feel like doing?’ Then we’ll figure out where to go next.”

Garth Brooks Returns to Albany for Last New York Show This Tour

New York fans hoping to catch Garth Brooks live on his grand World Tour have one last shot. The singer will host a concert in Albany — his final show in New York on this run — in March.
His tour stop at Albany’s Times Union Center on March 11 is included on the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood and is his first time to play the city in 20 years. The concert is set for 7PM. Tickets go on sale Dec. 16 and will cost $74.98 each via ticketmaster.com.
Brooks and Yearwood are winding down what has been a very busy 2016 with the release of new music and adapting to life on the road. The couple recently revealed that in addition to a new holiday album, they are celebrating the holidays this season with an ugly sweater campaign. The pair have invited fans to take part in the fun by posting photos of themselves wearing their ugliest Christmas sweater using the hashtag #UglyXmasSweater for 12 days in a row. At the end of the 12 days, Brooks and Yearwood will select their favorite sweaters to be featured in a video compilation across social media. Fans are able to access a custom filter when they visit the campaign’s official site.


Bruno Mars to Headline 4th Annual We Can Survive Concert

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CBS Radio has announced its fourth annual We Can Survive benefit concert featuring performances by Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic and Pitbull.

The event will take place on Oct. 22 at the Hollywood Bowl (2301 N. Highland Ave.) in Los Angeles and for every ticket sold, $2 will go directly to Young Survival Coalition, an organization that supports young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Radio personality Carson Daly shared the news Monday morning with the listeners of his morning show on 97.1 AMP Radio and via a press release, CBS Radio executive vice president of programming Chris Oliviero stated that “The star power of this year’s line-up is a testament to the ever growing popularity of We Can Survive.”

In past years the event has been headlined by superstars such as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd with support from artists like Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Lady Antebellum and even surprise drop-in appearances by Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.

Tickets are $49-$275 and go on sale to American Express card members starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Thursday. The general on sale begins at 10 a.m. Friday at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com

Ariana Grande Unveils Large, Dangerous Tour

The singer has announced tour dates and cities but not many venues through her Facebook. The routing has her moving through most major markets in the U.S., starting Feb. 2 in Phoenix and ending April 15 in Orlando.
In addition to these dates, Grande is set to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sept. 24. She is also slated to play at the Grammy Museum Sept. 26.
Miss Grande is becoming increasingly known for her vocal prowess and risqué themes on her recent album, Dangerous Woman. Check out one of Grande’s appearances on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” last year which shows off her range.

Here are the dates:
Feb. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz.
Feb. 4 – Las Vegas, Nev.
Feb. 7 – Omaha, Neb.
Feb. 9 – Tulsa, Okla.
Feb. 14 – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 17 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Feb. 19 – Manchester, N.H., SNHU Arena
Feb. 21 – Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 23 – New York, N.Y.
Feb. 24 – New York, N.Y.
Feb. 26 – Cleveland, Ohio
Feb. 27 – Washington, D.C.
March 1 – Philadelphia, Pa.
March 3 – Boston, Mass.
March 5 – Toronto, Ontario
March 6 – Montreal, Quebec
March 9 – Columbus, Ohio
March 11 – Indianapolis, Ind.
March 12 – Detroit, Mich.
March 14 – Chicago, Ill.
March 16 – Saint Paul, Minn.
March 18 – Kansas City, Mo.
March 21 – Salt Lake City, Utah
March 23 – Seattle, Wash.
March 24 – Vancouver, British Columbia
March 26 – Sacramento, Calif.
March 27 – San Jose, Calif.
March 30 – Los Angeles, Calif.
April 2 – Denver, Colo.
April 4 – Houston, Texas
April 6 – New Orleans, La.
April 10 – Dallas, Texas
April 12 – Atlanta, Ga.
April 14 – Miami, Fla.
April 15 – Orlando, Fla.

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Rolling Stones add Las Vegas Date-Tickets on sale Friday.




Due to overwhelming demand, The Rolling Stones have announced a second and final Las Vegas show on Saturday, October 22 at T-Mobile Arena. This will be the iconic band’s last U.S. show of 2016 and will come on the heels of their performances at the legendary concert event Desert Trip in Indio, California on October 7 and 14, and their already-sold-out first show in Las Vegas on October 19.

Tickets are on sale Friday, September 16 at 10am PT at AXS.com.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will return to the Las Vegas stage for the first time in over 3 years. They last performed in Sin City in May 2013 as part of their 50 & Counting Tour.

The Rolling Stones have had a busy 2016, with a wildly successful Latin American tour and a historic performance in Havana, Cuba which attracted more than 1 million fans. The band will continue to mesmerize their generations of fans with a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Start Me Up” and “Miss You” as well as special gems from their extraordinary catalog.

This show is produced by Concerts West and AEG Live.

Garth Brooks Bringing World Tour to West Virginia

Garth Brooks will bring his ongoing world tour to West Virginia in October.

The country superstar and wife Trisha Yearwood have announced a single concert date at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7PM. The show will mark the first time Brooks has performed in that market in 19 years.

Brooks emerged from a long self-imposed retirement at the end of 2014 to launch his enormous comeback tour, which has sold out multiple nights in many of the markets it has played. The tour kickoff coincided with his first studio album in more than a decade, Man Against Machine, and the launch of his self-owned digital music service, GhostTunes, through which the superstar made his entire catalog available digitally for the first time.

In August of 2016 Brooks announced that he had departed Sony after just one album, and will release his next studio album via his own Pearl Records, which will also release the Christmas album he recorded with Yearwood. He is sharing the recording of his new album via Facebook with a weekly series called Inside Studio G, where he recently revealed two new songs, “Live Again” and “Lay Down and Dance.”

Tickets for Brooks’ concert in Charleston will go on sale exclusively via Ticketmaster on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10AM ET, with an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets are available online or by calling Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. There will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Sept. 16. All seats will cost a total of $74.98.

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Garth Brooks sets Yankee Stadium concert

Garth Brooks will play Yankee Stadium on July 9, his first New York show since more than 750,000 people flocked to see him in Central Park in 1997.

Since returning to touring in 2014, following a 14-year “retirement” to raise his children, Brooks has taken the unusual step of announcing his plans only one city at a time, playing multiple shows in each place, often even doing two shows in one night and setting attendance records as he goes. (He is playing six shows in Grand Rapids, Mich., this week and next.)

Tickets are $79.98 including fees and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 20 through Ticketmaster. There is an eight-ticket limit per purchase.

Brooks, the top-selling artist of all time, will play songs from throughout his career, including his 2014 comeback album “Man Against Machine,” which has gone platinum and brings his U.S. sales to 136 million.

Bruce Springsteen Adds Summer U.S. Stadium Dates

Skip Bolen, Getty Images
Skip Bolen, Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen recently concluded the American leg of his River Tour 2016, but he isn’t finished with the U.S. yet.

After Springsteen wraps his current run of European shows, he’s already planning on another round of dates in the States. According to his official site, Springsteen’s homecoming starts roughly a month after he finishes up in Zurich on July 31, with a two-night run at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Aug. 23 and 25.

Springsteen’s Jersey shows are currently scheduled to be followed with six more U.S. stadium dates, wrapping up Sept. 14 in Foxborough, Mass. This latest round of live activity dovetails with the pending fall publication of his memoir as well as the release of an upcoming solo album.

Check out the complete list of currently scheduled 2016 shows below, and visit Springsteen’s site for detailed ticketing information.

Bruce Springsteen 2016 Tour Dates
5/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Camp Nou
5/17 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium
5/19 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisboa
5/21 – Madrid, ES @ Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
5/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Etihad Stadium
5/27 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
5/29 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
6/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
6/03 – Coventry, UK @ Coventry Ricoh Arena
6/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
6/14 – The Hague, NL @ Malieveld
6/17 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion
6/19 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
6/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium
6/25 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
6/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
6/29 – Ullevaal Stadion
7/03 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium
7/05 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium
7/09 – Werchter, BE @ Festival Park
7/11 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena
7/13 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena
7/16 – Rome, IT @ Circus Maximus
7/20 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena
7/23 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
7/26 – Trondheim, NO @ Granasen Arena
7/28 – Oslo, NO @ Frogner Park
7/31 – Zurich, CH @ Stadion Letzigrund
8/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
8/25 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
8/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
9/01 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
9/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
9/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
9/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
9/14 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium


KISS Announces 36 Cities Free To Rock

The tour will feature different opening acts, with American Idol winner Caleb Johnson opening for the July 7 – Aug. 10 shows and The Dead Daisies setting the table for the Aug. 10 – Sept. 10 performances. A large number of shows are in the Northeast and Midwest, but the band has set more shows will likely be announced soon.

KISS rose to prominence in the 1970’s and became known as one of the most entertaining and creative live acts in the world, using unique costumes, set designs, face paint and theatrics such as fire-breathing and smoke-emitting guitars.

The band reunited formally in the late ‘90s and early 2000’s, but afterwards founding guitarist Ace Frehley departed to pursue a solo project.

The touring lineup will feature founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley with Eric Singer on drums and Tommy Thayer on lead guitar.

Here is the full list of shows for those ready for a KISS-style rock ‘n’ roll party. The band will also be playing the KISS Kruise out of Miami in November:

July 07 — Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena
July 09 — Eugene, Ore., Matthew Knight Arena
July 10 — Kennewick, Wash., Toyota Center – Tri Cities
July 15 — Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
July 16 — Bozeman, Mont., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
July 18 — Colorado Springs, Colo., The Broadmoor World Arena
July 20 — Independence, Mo., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 22 — Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 23 — Springfield, Mo., JQH Arena
July 25 — Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena
July 27 — Sioux City, Iowa, Tyson Events Ctr. / Gateway Arena
July 29 — Cheyenne, Wyo., Frontier Park (Cheyenne Frontier Days)
July 30 — Minot, N.D., North Dakota State Fair Center Grandstand (North Dakota State Fair)
Aug. 01 — Mankato, Minn., Verizon Wireless Center
Aug. 03 — Duluth, Minn., AMSOIL Arena
Aug. 05 — Moline, Ill., I Wireless Center
Aug. 06 — La Crosse, Wis., La Crosse Center Arena
Aug. 08 — Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
Aug. 10 — Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
Aug. 12 — Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County War Mem. Coliseum
Aug. 13 — Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Aug. 15 — Saginaw, Mich., Arena at Dow Event Center
Aug. 17 — Springfield, Ill., Illinois State Fair Grandstand (Illinois State Fair)
Aug. 20 — Rockford, Ill., BMO Harris Bank Center
Aug. 22 — Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University’s Nutter Center
Aug. 24 — Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
Aug. 26 — Youngstown, Ohio, Covelli Centre
Aug. 27 — Erie, Pa., Erie Insurance Arena
Aug. 29 — Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
Aug. 30 — University Park, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
Sept. 03 — Worcester, Mass., DCU Center
Sept. 04 — Portland, Maine, Cross Insurance Arena
Sept. 07 — Bridgeport, Conn., Webster Bank Arena
Sept. 09 — Richmond, Va., Richmond Coliseum
Sept. 10 — Huntington, W. Va., Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Tickets will go on sale April 15 and a presale for the band’s KISS ARMY fan club starts April 12. More information is available at KissOnline.com.

Garth Brooks Adds Grand Rapids, Michigan to World Tour

Garth Brooks has never played in Grand Rapids, Mich. — but that’s about to change. The country superstar has announced his first-ever stop in the city, set for May.

Brooks’ World Tour will play in Grand Rapids on May 14 at 7PM. The concert will be at the city’s Van Andel Arena and will be Brooks’ only Michigan appearance in 2016. As with all of his World Tour dates, his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will be his special guest.

Tickets for Brooks’ Grand Rapids show are scheduled to go on sale on April 15 at 10AM ET; a limit of eight tickets per purchase will be in effect. Tickets will cost $66.23, plus a $2.50 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge, totaling $74.98, and will be on sale through Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000.

The 2016 leg of Brooks’ World Tour began in mid-January in Florida. Dates are currently scheduled through July, with more to be announced. In addition to Grand Rapids, upcoming stops include Louisville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Fargo, N.D.; and Las Vegas, Nev.

Brooks released his most recent studio album, Man Against Machine, in 2014. Previously, the country superstar had said that a second new record would follow in late 2015 or early 2016, but he recently revealed that he was delaying the project to “explore the writing again.”

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Coldplay Adds Arena Shows to North American Stadium Tour

In what is shaping up as one of the biggest tours of 2016, Coldplay has announced the addition of 12 North American arena dates to their summer A Head Full Of Dreams world tour. The arena shows augment the previously announced stadium dates already on-sale, most of which are at, or near, sellout.

Coldplay, currently playing to sold out stadiums in South America, added arenas in Las Vegas, Phoenix, St. Louis, Denver, Louisville, Columbus, Buffalo, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City to the tour. The North American leg, produced by Live Nation under the direction of Ryan McElrath, begins on July 16-17 at New York City’s MetLife Stadium.  Stadium markets, in addition to New York, include Chicago (two shows), Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles (two shows), Dallas, and San Francisco. Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara will join the tour as a special guest.

The stadium dates in America are Saturday night plays (except where second nights were added), and the arena dates are during the week. This not only keeps the crew busy and revenue flowing as Coldplay makes its way across America, but, more importantly, allows Coldplay to return to many markets where it has history, according to manager Dave Holmes. “We’ve always played a lot of markets in America, so we try to hit as many markets as we can,” Holmes tells Billboard. “This ‘stadium on the weekends and arenas during the week’ model enables us to try to play to as much of our fan base as possible.”

Ticket prices top out at less than $200, below what the top-level superstar acts are currently charging at the high end — which is by design, Holmes says. “We have always charged a reasonable ticket price, yet delivered a world class production,” says Holmes. “On this tour, there is a price point for everyone. We even have a $27.50 ticket.”

Coldplay”s previous tour was Mylo Xyloto in 2011-2012, which grossed $187 million and moved 2.2 million tickets to 77 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore.

A stadium-level act in most of the rest of the world, Coldplay will embark on a stadium run in North America for the first time this summer, which Holmes attributes to his being somewhat “risk-adverse” in plotting previous tours. “On this tour, I knew we were ready to do stadiums in America,” says Holmes. “To be honest, I think we were ready on the last tour, but I have to be 100 percent we can sell every last ticket in every building we play. This band does not like to see empty seats.”

Paradigm’s Marty Diamond is the agent for U.K. in North America, with Steve Strange, X-Ray Touring, handling the rest of the world. Live Nation is producing worldwide with the exception of the U.K. (promoted by SJM Concerts), with Phil Bowdery overseeing Europe and Australia, and Bruce Moran steering the Latin America run, which began Mar. 31 and concludes Apr. 17 with two sold out stadiums in Mexico City. Before coming to America, the tour, which has already sold well in excess of two million tickets worldwide, begins a  European leg in Nice on May 31 and ends in Copenhagen Jul. 5-6.

Tickets for the new arena dates go on sale starting Friday, April 15 at www.livenation.com. Citi is the official credit card of the A Head Full of Dreams North American Tour, with  Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets for the new shows beginning April through Citi’s Private Pass Program, with details at www.citiprivatepass.com.


Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams North American tour dates:

Saturday, July 16, 2016  / New York, NY / MetLife Stadium

Sunday, July 17, 2016 / New York, NY  / MetLife Stadium

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 / Indianapolis, IN / Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Thursday, July 21, 2016 / St. Louis, MO / Scottrade Center

Saturday, July 23, 2016 / Chicago, IL / Soldier Field

Sunday, July 24, 2016 / Chicago, IL / Soldier Field

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 / Louisville, KY / KFC Yum! Center

Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Columbus, OH / Nationwide Arena

Saturday, July 30, 2016 / Boston, MA / Gillette Stadium

Monday, August 1, 2016 / Buffalo, NY / First Niagara Center

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 / Detroit, MI / The Palace of Auburn Hills

Thursday, August 4, 2016 / Pittsburgh, PA / CONSOL Energy Center

Saturday, August 6, 2016 / Philadelphia, PA / Lincoln Financial Field

Saturday, August 20, 2016 / Los Angeles, CA / Rose Bowl

Sunday, August 21, 2016 / Los Angeles, CA / Rose Bowl

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 / Phoenix, AZ / Gila River Arena

Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Tulsa, OK / BOK Center

Saturday, August 27, 2016 / Dallas, TX  / AT&T Stadium

Monday, August 29, 2016 / Denver, CO / Pepsi Center

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Salt Lake City, UT / Vivint Smart Home Arena

Thursday, September 1, 2016* / Las Vegas, NV / T-Mobile Arena

Saturday, September 3, 2016  / San Francisco, CA / Levi’s Stadium

Metallica will play a special one-off show when they headline U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 20.

Tickets are priced from $149.50 to $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 25 through Ticketmaster. Danish metal band Volbeat and California’s Avenged Sevenfold are also on the bill

The concert will be part of what the Vikings are calling their “grand opening festivities” for the new downtown Minneapolis football stadium. It takes place the day after country star Luke Bryan’s previously announced Aug. 19 concert, seats for which go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Founded in 1981, Metallica pioneered the genre of thrash metal, initially to an underground audience that soon blossomed into a worldwide following. The band’s self-titled 1991 album has topped 16 million in sales and spawned some of Metallica’s best-known songs in “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Sad but True.”

Metallica last visited the Twin Cities in October 2009, when they headlined the Target Center. They haven’t mounted a proper North American tour since, instead playing overseas dates and festivals. In February, they performed in San Francisco prior to the Super Bowl. Metallica played the old Metrodome three times, on the Monsters of Rock tour in 1988, on a joint bill with Guns N’ Roses in 1992 and once more in 2003 in the last major concert the venue hosted.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, drummer Lars Ulrich said the band was wrapping up work on a new studio album, their first fresh material since 2008’s “Death Magnetic” and 2011’s divisive Lou Reed collaboration “Lulu.”

“I think it will be a pretty in-your-face year, at least the back half of it,” Ulrich said. “Obviously, we’ve gotta finish the new record now. But thankfully we’re quite far along. Hopefully we should be able to knock that on the head this spring, I would guess. So we will be gearing up and playing shows and doing all that fun stuff again soon.”