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Garth Brooks-New Orleans Shows


Garth Brooks is coming to Louisiana for the first time in 18 years.

The country superstar will take the stage for two nights at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center with his wife Trisha Yearwood.

He is scheduled to perform on July 10 and 11 (Friday and Saturday) with both shows beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m.. There is an eight ticket limit. Tickets cost $66.73 – with a $2.00 facility fee plus $6.25 service charge – for a total of $74.98.

Tickets are only available at or Tickemaster express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. There will be no sales at the venue box office or at ticketmaster outlets on June 5.

Brooks is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 150 million records.


Nick Jonas Announces ‘Live In Concert’ Tour: See the Dates

Nick Jonas “Live In Concert” dates below (*denotes date on Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece Tour):

September 6: Hershey, PA, Hershey Theatre
September 7: Syracuse, NY, New York State Fair
September 9: New York, NY, Terminal 5
September 10: Boston, MA, House of Blues Boston
September 11: Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
September 13: Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit
September 14: Chicago, IL, House of Blues Chicago
September 15: St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
September 17: Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
September 20: Phoenix, AZ, The Marquee
September 22: Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston
September 23: Dallas, TX, House of Blues Dallas
September 25: Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
September 26: Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues Orlando
September 27: Miami Beach, FL, The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
September 29: Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 1*: Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
October 2*:Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
October 3: Toronto, ON, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 4*: London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
October 6: Saint Paul, MN, The Myth
October 7*: Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
October 10*: Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre
October 12*: Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
October 14*: Edmonton, AB, Northlands Rexall Place
October 15*: Dawson’s Creek, BC, EnCana Events Centre
October 17*: Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
October 23: Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
October 25: San Francisco, CA, The Masonic

Garth Brooks announces 8 summer concerts in Houston on sale MAY 8th

All eight shows on “The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” will be played at the Toyota Center. Tickets to all eight concerts will go on sale at the same time at 10 a.m. May 8.

It will be the first time in 17 years Brooks has played Houston, according to a news release.

Here are the dates:

Friday, June 26, 7 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 3, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 3, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, 10:30 p.m.

When tickets go on sale May 8, there will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets will only be available at or (844) 634-2784. There will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or outlets on May 8.

Tickets will cost $74.98, including taxes and fees.

Garth Brooks to perform in Knoxville in May

Garth Brooks announced Wednesday that he’ll take the stage for two concerts in Thompson Boling Arena next month.

The country music icon and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will perform on May 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. as part of his three-year world tour.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. and cost just under $75. You can only purchase tickets online or call 1-844-442-7842.

Brooks has outsold every artist in album sales in the U.S., behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley, but he walked away from the music industry in 2001 to raise his three daughters, according to USA Today. However, last July, Brooks announced he’s coming back with a new tour and album.

More than 13 years after debuting his first studio record Scarecrow, Brooks released in November his long-awaited new album Man Against Machine with the single “People Loving People.”

Mumford and Sons announce US tour

ON APRIL 13, 2015, 6:33AM

On the heels of their electric performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, Mumford and Sons have announced new North American tour dates behind their upcoming third album Wilder Mind.

The docket includes previously announced festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, a series of the band’s own mini festivals known as the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, and standard headlining concerts. See the full docket below.

Wilder Mind arrives May 4th through Gentlemen of the Road / Glassnote Records.

Mumford and Sons 2015 Tour Dates:
06/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ MCU Park at Coney Island
06/06 – Seaside Heights, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
06/08 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
06/10 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/15 – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON @ The Commons at Butler’s Barracks
06/16 – Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
06/17 – Chicago, IL @ Montrose Beach & Park
06/20 – Waverly, IA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
06/29 – Verona, IT @ Arena di Verona
06/30 – Rome, IT @ Ippodromo Capannelle
07/01 – Pistoia, IT @ Piazza Duomo
07/03 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/04 – Nijmegen, NL @ Goffertpark
07/05 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/09-11 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/10 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
07/17 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne
07/18 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne
07/31-08/01 – Aviemore, UK @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
08/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/09 – Squamish Valley, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
08/12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
08/15 – Walla Walla, WA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
08/22 – Salida, CO @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
08/28-30 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/28-30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers:

Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA
June 5th + 6th – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, The Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Waverly, Iowa, USA
June 19th + 20th – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Maccabees, The Very Best, Rubblebucket, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Aviemore, Scotland, UK
July 31st + August 1st – Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Simian Mobile Disco, Ben Howard, Lianne La Havas, The Maccabees, Jack Garratt, Honeyblood + more TBA

Walla Walla, Washington, USA
August 14th + 15th – Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, TuneYards, James Vincent McMorrow, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Salida, Colorado, USA
August 21st + 22nd – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Dawes,
Jenny Lewis, The Vaccines, TuneYards, James Vincent McMorrow, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

Grateful Dead-Santa Clara


The Grateful Dead will be playing farewell shows in the Bay Area after all.

The legendary band that formed 50 years ago in Palo Alto announced Friday it will perform two “Fare Thee Well” concerts, June 27 and 28, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. In a statement on the band’s website Friday, the surviving members noted that the stadium is just 12 miles from what is essentially the birthplace of the Grateful Dead.

Tickets will be sold via lottery, at prices ranging from $60 to $200.

The news comes three months after the band announced it would perform three shows in Chicago, July 3-5, celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary and putting the touchstone on a storied career that saw a ragtag group of musicians arise from San Francisco’s psychedelic rock scene to become one of the top touring acts in the world and an American cultural icon. But the Chicago shows raised questions and some complaints from fans wondering why the band wouldn’t recognize its birth place with a Bay Area concert.

And after weeks of speculation that additional shows would be scheduled, those fans got the answers they wanted on Friday, along with an assurance for those seeking to be part of history that these are the last dates the band will add.

The Santa Clara concert lineups will be the same as those for Chicago: The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir — joined by guitarist Trey Anastasio, best known as the frontman for the wildly popular jam band Phish; and keyboard players Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby, both of whom have extensive history performing with the Grateful Dead’s many offshoots.

The band took an almost conciliatory tone in announcing the Santa Clara shows on its website Friday, acknowledging that it had to do something for its local fans, many of whom were unable to land tickets for the Chicago shows.

“We have tried to do the right thing wherever we could for the Chicago shows by honoring the roots of where we came from, while dealing with the realities of the current times,” the band said in a statement posted on its website. “But that’s hardly comforting when you’re (expletive) outta luck for tickets and your only option is inflated prices on secondary ticketing websites. That would (tick) us off too.”

The band originally picked Chicago’s Soldier Field for its farewell concerts because the famed stadium hosted the final Grateful Dead shows on July 9, 1995. Singer, guitarist and band leader Jerry Garcia died about a month after those shows and the Grateful Dead disbanded after that, although its musicians continued on in a number of side projects together and individually.

The band also offered that the Santa Clara shows would add a more fitting historical note to its “Fare Thee Well” concerts, noting that the Grateful Dead started “fifty years ago when we grabbed a bunch of instruments off the walls of a music store in Palo Alto.”

A statement by Weir, Hart, Kreutzmann and Lesh said “it has become clear to us that we first need to return to our beginnings, where we first said hello — to each other and to all of you. And so it is that we have decided to plug in for two additional shows on June 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California — just a dozen miles south of where Dana Morgan’s Music Store once stood.”

Fans wanting tickets for the two shows, priced at $59.50-$199.50, can sign up for an online ticket lottery that the band installed on its website, The sign-up will be in place through April 14 and those who place requests — with a maximum of four tickets per person, per show — will learn if they have received tickets on April 19, according to the band’s website. The announcement said 65,000 tickets would be sold for each show.


Mayweather vs Pacquiao on sale this week?!


What may be the hottest ticket in Las Vegas right now will go on sale this week.

Two of the world’s greatest boxers, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet May 2 in a welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand.

During an interview on FOX5 Sports Plus on Sunday night, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said tickets would go on sale this week, but he would not confirm which day.

When asked how many tickets would be available, Ellerbe only responded, “Quite a few.”

Entry-level tickets to what is being billed as the richest fight in history are reportedly starting at $1,500, and high-end seats will go for $7,500. Sources in the secondary market told FOX5’s Jon Castagnino that floor seats could fetch over $50,000 each.

People planning to watch the on television will also have to shell out some cash. The two cable networks broadcasting the fight announced earlier this month that the suggested retail price for the pay-per-view broadcast of the fight is $89,95 for standard definition and $99.95 for high definition.

Ellerbe said the contract between MGM and the promoters regarding details like ticket allotment and hotel rooms for each fighter’s camps have not been finalized.

“We are working through things, and everything will get done in its due course of time,” Ellerbe said.

According to, rooms at the MGM Grand during fight weekend are averaging $1,684 per night.

Mayweather could earn $120 million or more from the fight’s purse, while Pacquiao’s split will likely be about $80 million.

Drake announces The Jungle Tour

Fresh off his headlining performance at Coachella, Drake has announced a string of US dates. The Jungle Tour kicks off May 24th in Houston and includes shows in Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto before concluding June 5th with a gig at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival. He’ll be accompanied on the road by Future.

Update: A month before the tour kicks off, Drake will release a physical version of his surprise mixtape You’re Reading This It’s Too Late on April 21st.

Speaking of Coachella, you can replay Drake’s full performance — which included a surprise appearance from Madonna — below.

Drake 2015 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
05/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
05/29 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
05/31 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
07/01 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/03 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
08/03 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre (OVO Fest)
08/07-09 – Squamish Valley, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Fes


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