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Mayer, Petty Featured in Comcast Lineup

Posted by Ace Staff on July 29th, 2010 in Concerts

After hosting some of the summer’s hottest shows, the month of August is the cherry on top to a delicious lineup! John Mayer is kicking things off on August 6th with his promotional tour. His two singles off of Battles Studies, “Who Says” and “Heartbreak Warfare” reflect on Mayer’s preference for a low-key life, confirming the heart throb’s romanticism and reserve. Earlier this year Mayer also performed at a CMT Crossroads concert with Keith Urban, performing a medley of their own songs, which led to their teaming up again for the 2010 CMT Awards in June. Following the release of Battle Studies (2009), John Mayer, one of Twitter’s most followed celebs, has been on tour since May where he kicked off the tour with two performances in London. Kiss and Rihanna with guest performer Kesha will be following up John Mayer at the Comcast Center on the 7th and 8th.

Maroon 5 is kicking off their tour tomorrow, previewing their upcoming album, Hands All Over. After escaping to Lake Geneva in Switzerland to record last year, front man Adam Levine told Nylon Magazine the result includes a duet with Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum called “Out of Goodbyes”. Lavine has also been hinting for quite some time that there’s a good chance the next album could be the band’s last. The Maroon 5 2010 summer tour features artists Guster, Owl City and Ry Cuming along the way and hits the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Tuesday, August 10th midway through their tour and a month before the expected release date of Hands All Over in September.

Rescheduled from June 26th, Brooks & Dunn’s “The Last Rodeo” tour is not only the final tour, but the Comcast Center is the final venue of the expansive tour- so it’s bound to be an emotional night for the band and fans alike. Brian O’Connell, president of LiveNation, said, “They will leave everything they have on the stage one final time in each city… a celebration of their career by two of the greatest Artists that Country Music has ever known.” The tour follows the recent release of Brooks & Dunn’s career-spanning double-disc collection, #1s … and Then Some, which features 30 favorites in all, with an amazing 23 #1 hit singles including “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” which earned the duo their 15th career Grammy Award nomination. The concert is a must-see for all country-music crazed New Englanders. Following Brooks & Dunn, fellow country stars Zac Brown Band will be playing the Comcast Center August 14th and Green Day will play with AFI on August 16th.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be breaking the silence on their Mojo Tour by debuting their album of the same name, the first Petty album in eight years. One of America’s greatest live bands since their first club tours and opening-act jobs in 1976 and ‘77, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ made what Rolling Stone calls a “matured return to the elementary fury of their first golden-twang era.” Hitting the road again in light of their 2010 studio album, the band has already played twelve venues in the past month and is looking to play about thirty more through early October with the accompaniment of artists My Morning Jacket, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills and Nash and ZZ Top. The Mojo tour is bound to make a promising live show as the album was produced with a great live adaptation in mind- specifically one to compete with his ‘80’s career. Watch Petty and the Heartbreakers regain their past mojo at the Comcast Center on August 19th and 21st as they put the new album to the test. The month then wraps up at the Comcast Center with Ozzfest and two Jonas Brothers headlining shows. Find the best deals for all Comcast Center events with us at Ace!

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