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2013 Gigantour Dates Revealed Featuring Megadeth, Black Label Society + More

316383_10151561347605816_227610049_nThe 2013 Gigantour Line-up is set and it includes Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division.

Gigantour was founded by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine in 2005 and Mustaine continues to hand-pick the bands for the tour each year.

The dates kick off on July 3rd right here in New England in Gilford, NH and span through the beginning of August. Check out all the dates and locations below.

Tickets go on sale on May 10th with a special Gigantour pre-sale on May 9th. Check www.gigantour.com for further details.

GIGANTOUR TOUR DATES:
07/03 Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook
07/05 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/06 Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands PAC
07/08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/09 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
07/10 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center
07/13 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre
07/14 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
07/16 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
07/18 Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum
07/19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
07/20 Cadott, WI – Chippewa Valley Music Festival
07/22 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
07/23 Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
07/26 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
07/27 Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
07/29 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment Center
07/30 Everett, WA – Comcast Arena
08/01 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
08/02 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
08/04 Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
08/07 New York, NY – TBA
08/09 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/10 Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL
08/11 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Aerosmith, Godsmack, Extreme + More to Play ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’

3675908316_631dd14789_oTD Garden and Live Nation have teamed up to put together a monster benefit concert for The One Fund Boston, set up to help those affected by the Boston bombings.

‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ will feature many Boston favorites and few other artists joining the cause: (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright.  Additional artists will be announced.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM. Fans can purchase tickets at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office. In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticket delivery.  Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry.  For more information on paperless ticketing, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/paperless.  For more information on the event, you may also go to www.aconcertforboston.org.

Tickets are priced from $35 to $285.  Prices include all fees and service charges.  Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com/vip.  

Artists Comment on the Event:

“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,” said Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block.   “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”  

“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and…I can’t wait” said James Taylor.

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Joe Satriani Announces “Unstoppable Momentum” NA Tour Run

April 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Chickenfoot performs at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Ct. on May 19, 2012Guitar great Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years.  Now the master strummer has announced a new U.S. tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum.

The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before hitting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Texas and heading east to New York, Boston and Upper Darby, PA before winding up in late October back on the west coast with a show on October 26 in Oakland, CA.  Check out all the dates below. 

Unstoppable Momentum is Satriani’s 14th studio album due out on May 7, 2013. The Epic Records release will highlight the first single, “A Door Into Summer,” at radio this week. Satriani will be a guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Rockline” hosted by Bob Coburn on May 8th.

Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with a new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

Joe Satriani’s U.S. Tour Itinerary (featuring Steve Morse Band as support):
August 29             Balboa Theatre                                                                   San Diego, CA
August 30             Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort          Las Vegas, NV
August 31             Orpheum Theatre                                                              Los Angeles, CA
September 1        Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                                         Scottsdale, AZ
September 2        Kiva Auditorium                                                                  Albuquerque, NM
September 4        Historic Paramount Theatre                                           Denver, CO
September 5        Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center                          Midland, TX
September 6        Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                                   Grand Prairie, TX
September 7        House of Blues                                                                    Houston, TX
September 26      Beacon Theatre                                                                  New York, NY
September 27      Orpheum Theatre                                                              Boston, MA
September 28      Tower Theatre                                                                    Upper Darby, PA
October 26           Fox Theater                                                                          Oakland, CA *

*Steve Morse not supporting this date

Additional dates TBA
Visit satriani.com for individual markets on-sale and ticket information.

Black Sabbath Reveal More North American Tour Dates

April 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

It’s official! Black Sabbath have confirmed a 20-stop North America Tour run, adding on to the previously announced dates.

The new dates include a handful of stops in New England including the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Check out all the dates below.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 3, at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.

Black Sabbath North American Tour 2013:

+Thu- Jul 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
+Sat-Jul 27 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
+Wed-Jul 31 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
~Fri-Aug 02 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
*Sun-Aug 04 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
+Tue-Aug 06 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
+Thu-Aug 08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
+Sat-Aug 10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
^Mon-Aug 12 Boston, MA Comcast Center
*Wed-Aug 14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
+Fri Aug 16 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
+Sun-Aug 18 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
+Thu-Aug 22 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
*Sat-Aug 24 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
+Mon-Aug 26 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
+Wed-Aug 28 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
+Fri-Aug 30 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
+Sun-Sep 01 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
*Tue-Sep 03 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale, Friday May 10
>On sale TBD

2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Lineup to Feature Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction + More

April 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Now in its fourth year, the annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival has just revealed the 2013 lineup featuring Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction.

In addition, the two will be joined by Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage.

The Ernie Ball Festival Stage will host performances from Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market.

Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows go on sale Thursday, April 25 at Noon local time and are affordably priced between $10.25 and $89.75 (plus fees). Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com and www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.

The current Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:

Date                           Market                         Venue                                                 
Fri        9-Aug               Scranton, PA               Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sat       10-Aug             Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre
Sun      11-Aug             Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue      13-Aug             Saratoga, NY               Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed    14-Aug             Mansfield, MA              Comcast Center
Fri        16-Aug             Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live
Sat       17-Aug             Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun      18-Aug             Wantagh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Tue      20-Aug             Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Thu      22-Aug             Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Fri        23-Aug             Noblesville, IN              Klipsch Music Center
Sat       24-Aug             Clarkston, MI               DTE Energy Music Theater
Tue      27-Aug             Oklahoma City, OK     Zoo Amphitheater
Wed    28-Aug             Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thu      29-Aug             The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
Sat       31-Aug             Albuquerque, NM         Isleta Amphitheatre
Sun      1-Sept             Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Mon     2-Sept             Salt Lake City, UT       USANA Amphitheatre
Sun      8-Sept             Ridgefield, WA            Sleep Country Amphitheater *
Wed    11-Sept           San Francisco, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri        13-Sept           Phoenix, AZ                 Desert Sky Pavilion
Sat       14-Sept           Chula Vista, CA           Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sun      15-Sept           Irvine, CA                     Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
 

*Main Stage bands only

3 Doors Down & Daughtry Announce New Summer Tour Dates

April 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

After two great runs, 3 Doors Down and Daughtry have announced the leg to their co-headlining tour dates together.

The newly announced dates kick off on July 5 in Solomons, Maryland and run through the beginning of August, wrapping up in Cleveland, Ohio, check out all the dates below.

Halestorm will be providing support making the tour a true triple threat.

VIP Ticketing will go live on Thursday, April 18th, with local pre-sales to follow on Thursday, April 25.  The general public on-sale will be Friday, April 26. 

3 Doors Down/Daughtry Tour Dates:

7/05     Solomons, MD                                    PNC Waterside Pavilion
7/06     Baltimore, MD                                    Pier 6 Pavilion
7/09     Gilford, NH                                        Meadowbrook
7/10     Bangor, ME                                        Bangor Waterfront
7/12     Boston, MA                                        Bank of America Pavilion *
7/13     Big Flats, NY                                      Tags Summerstage
7/16     Syracuse, NY                                      Oncenter
7/17     Wantagh, NY                                      Nikon Theater at Jones Beach **
7/22     Clarkston, MI                                      DTE Energy Music Theater **
7/23     Cincinnati, OH                                    PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center *
7/25     Hammond, IN                                     The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
7/27     Harrington, DE                                   Delaware State Fair (3 Doors Down Only)
7/31     Council Bluffs, IA                              Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino *
8/02     Indianapolis, IN                                  Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn *
8/03     Cleveland, OH                                                Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *

Halestorm appears on all dates excluding those cited with ** where Ed Kowalczyk will be on the bill and * where special guests are to be determined.

Mika To Close Out Intimate North American Tour Run at Royale in Boston, Mass.

April 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Mika-Tour-PosterBack in mid-March singer-songwriter extraodinaire Mika kicked off a North American tour run hitting up smaller venues with a more intimate stripped down set.

Mika, accompanied by a pianist and a guitarist on the road, is offering fans the rare opportunity to see his live performance in a whole new light that includes new arrangements of some of his old hits.

Mika will wrap up this special tour run at Royale in Boston this Saturday, April 13. Although tickets for the entire tour sold out in mere minutes, visit the Royale website for any last minute ticket releases.

Mika’s latest release The Origin of Love made its debut in late 2012 and features collaborations with artists including Nick Littlemore and Pharrell Williams, just to name a few.

For more on Mika visit his official website and follow him on Faceboook & Twitter.

Kid Rock Reveals “$20 Best Night Ever” U.S. Summer Tour Dates

Most concert-goers cannot point to a show in the last decade where they only paid twenty bucks to get in, but Kid Rock is hoping to change all that this summer with his new “$20 Best Night Eever” Tour featuring $20 ticket prices in all sections.

 Kid Rock is breaking all the rules with the announcement of his U.S. Summer tour by offering tickets in all sections (reserved seats and lawn) at an affordable $20 price point, using paperless tickets where possible, and lowering prices on everything from parking to beer to merchandise for every show in every city. 

Kid Rock spoke about his master plan, explaining, “Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn’t want that to be a reason why everyone couldn’t get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night. So we’re going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. We’re not sparing any expense on this tour, we’re going over the top as always, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to ask the fans to pay more. If this works we’re going to play to packed houses of fans who appreciate what we’re doing. If it doesn’t, might be a long summer. But someone has to go out there and fight these high prices and change things up, and I’m lucky enough that I can afford to take a pay cut. $20. Best night ever.”

Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will perform under the stars in amphitheaters this summer, beginning June 28th at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia through September 15th at the Live Nation Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, includes three special shows at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Kid Rock’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top, and Uncle Kracker are confirmed as support on select dates. Tickets go on sale to the public in select markets beginning April 12th on LiveNation.com, check out all the dates below.

KID ROCK 2013 U.S. TOUR DATES   
             
DATE   CITY/STATE   VENUE   SUPPORT
             
Jun 28   Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jun 29   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 02   Cleveland, OH   Blossom Music Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 05   Darien, NY   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 06   Scranton, PA   Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 09   Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 10   Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 12   Hartford, CT   Comcast Theatre   Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 19   Houston, TX   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion   Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 20   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavillion   Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 23   Albuquerque, NM   Isleta Amphitheater   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 24   Phoenix, AZ   Desert Sky Pavilion   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 26   Irvine, CA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine   Kool & The Gang / Uncle Kracker
Jul 28   Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Jul 31   Sacramento, CA   Sleep Train Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 03   Denver, CO   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 09   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theater   ZZ Top
Aug 10   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theater   ZZ Top
Aug 11   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theater   ZZ Top
Aug 24   St. Louis, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 25   Indianapolis, IN   Klipsch Music Center   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 28   Cincinnati, OH   Riverbend Music Center   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 30   Chicago, IL   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 04   Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 06   Bethel, NY   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 07   Pittsburgh, PA   First Niagara Pavilion   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 10   Charlotte, NC   Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 14   Atlanta, GA   Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 15   Tampa, FL   Live Nation Amphitheatre   ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker

 

The Rolling Stones Reveal “50 And Counting” Tour Dates

The Rolling Stones have finally announced that they will kick off their “50 And Counting” tour this summer in Los Angeles at the Staples Center sometime in May. (Date TBA pending NBA/NHL playoff schedules.)

The first show will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. Check out all the dates, locations and ticket on sale dates below.

The stage design for the tour is based on the band’s tongue and lips logo, which will extend out into the crowd, allowing the Stones to interact directly with their audience.  Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.

50 AND COUNTING TOUR DATES:

TBA                Los Angeles     STAPLES Center                        TBA
May 5              Oakland           Oracle Arena                              On sale April 8 @ 10AM PST
May 8              San Jose         HP Pavilion                                On sale April 8 @ 10AM PST
May 11            Las Vegas        MGM Grand Garden Arena          TBA
May 15            Anaheim          Honda Center                             TBA
May 25            Toronto           Air Canada Centre                       On sale April 8 @ 10AM EST
May 28            Chicago           United Center                             On sale April 8 @ 10AM CST
June 12            Boston            TD Garden                                 TBA
June 18            Philadelphia    Wells Fargo Center                      TBA

For more information, please visit www.rollingstones.com.

Heart & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Contribute to The Station Fire Memorial Fund Through Ticket Sales

Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will be making a stop in New England this summer when they play the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on June 28, 2013.

In addition to a great rock show the two bands aim to honor the memories of those who tragically lost their lives in The Station fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island in 2003 through some fundraising. The tour has announced that $1.50 from every ticket sold to the show will be donated directly to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation making it an even more inviting show to attend.

The Station Fire Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 recognized charitable organization that was formed in order to procure, construct, and maintain a fitting memorial to those affected by Rhode Island’s most significant tragedy to date.

The Station Fire Memorial Foundation is a 100% Volunteer Effort. There are no administrative costs. Every dollar raised by the Station Fire Memorial Foundation will go directly to address the costs of construction and maintenance of the memorial. Construction will begin in the Spring of 2013.

For more information on the Station Fire Memorial Foundation and how you can help, please visit their website at www.stationfirememorialfoundation.org.

To purchase tickets to the show visit Ticketmaster.com

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